Trujetter

The Mangroves of Pichavaram

Did you know that the world’s second largest mangrove forest is in Pichavaram Mangrove Forest near Chidambaram? Well, this is a fact that is largely unknown but the beauty of the Pichavaram mangrove forest located between the Vellar estuary in the north and Coleroon estuary in the south is a delight for all nature lovers.… Read More The Mangroves of Pichavaram

Blog

Five off beat things to do at Club Mahindra Kandaghat

My first visit to Himachal Pradesh in Dec 2017 was made memorable thanks to Club Mahindra who invited me to visit their property off Shimla in Kandaghat. After a rather long flight from Bangalore to Chandigarh and the two plus hour drive to Kandaghat, I was welcomed by a sea of colour courtesy the flowers… Read More Five off beat things to do at Club Mahindra Kandaghat

Hindustan Times

Home decor – moodier pallettes

Doing up your home in rich colors can add an oomph factor like no other. Adding accents of deep gem tones, shiny metals, velvet upholstery and sleek black and white marbles can give a regal look to your home. Do it Right Moody colour palettes are dark and rich in colour and are ideal for… Read More Home decor – moodier pallettes

Homes & Interiors

Shankranti Home Decor Ideas

The dawn of the New Year always coincides with Shankranti, the first major festival of the year which celebrates the beauty and love of nature, being a harvest festival. The ‘back to roots’ connect that this occasion invokes is a sort of thanksgiving to nature’s bounty and is the perfect time to give your home… Read More Shankranti Home Decor Ideas

Apparel

Woolen Wear Market in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said that the domestic market for apparel and lifestyle products, currently estimated at $85 billion, is expected to reach $160 billion by 2025. The woolen wear industry in India is a rural based and export oriented and the country happens to be the 7th largest producer of wool and contributes… Read More Woolen Wear Market in India

Spectrum

Thogalu Bombe – the art of shadow puppetry

An art form that merges music, performance and puppets, Thogalu Bombeyata is a unique shadow puppet show that is practiced in Karnataka. This folk art has several variations as Sutrada Gombeyata and Yakshagana Bayalata. Basically thogalu means hide of the animal skin and this art form uses special leather puppets to play out scenes from… Read More Thogalu Bombe – the art of shadow puppetry

Smartlife

Fitness Forecast 2018

It’s the start of another spanking New Year and that time when you are all set to make your fitness resolutions. While trends like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Vinyasa /Tang and Ying / Glow / Sound Yoga, Martial Arts, Body Weight Training and Water Workouts made waves in 2017 and will extend to 2018,… Read More Fitness Forecast 2018

Smartlife

How to Hone Your Hobby?

When I ask most people what they do for a hobby, the common answer is “I used to do this (some hobby) earlier but now I don’t have time.” While the trappings of urban society can get the better of you, the importance of a hobby in your life can hardly be over emphasized. A… Read More How to Hone Your Hobby?

Malayala Manorama

The Charms of Reunion Islands

Starting this one with a confession, I must admit that I had never heard of the Reunion Islands before I visited the country. And on looking up the place I was surprised that this country is a French department and is technically part of France in spite of the fact that it is a whopping… Read More The Charms of Reunion Islands

Hindustan Times

Wish List – Mumbai 2018

As the curtains go up on 2018, the dawn of the New Year for realty. This means it’s time to look at what can be done to give Mumbai’s realty a much needed boost. Impact of RERA and REITs As commercial real estate is capital-intensive it is an investment avenue and also the limited investment… Read More Wish List – Mumbai 2018