Sakal Times

Interview with Jo Moody

Jo Moody is England’s popular and among the most sought after floral designers in the floriculture industry. She will soon launch her line of bouquets called La Fleur and tells us all about flowers in this exclusive conversation. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your growing years. I grew up in Staffordshire in the… Read More Interview with Jo Moody

Sakal Times

Green Planet Dubai – A Rainforest Experience

The Green Planet in Dubai is a rainforest in the Arabian Desert complete with an ecosystem to match. It is an unusually rainy day as I make my way into the 150 feet tall glass building that houses The Green Planet in Dubai. As I duck the rain and rush into my destination The Green… Read More Green Planet Dubai – A Rainforest Experience

StyleSpeak

Mirrors & Within UB City Bengaluru

If you are looking to indulge in some me time in a luxurious setting, Mirrors & Within in UB City in Bengaluru is the place to head to. Located on the ground level of the swanky UB City mall in Bengaluru, Mirrors & Within is an expansive salon spanning two levels that offers a range… Read More Mirrors & Within UB City Bengaluru

StyleSpeak

Sohum Spa in Gokulam Grand Hotel and Spa

A Balinese massage at Sohum Spa in Gokulam Grand Hotel and Spa in Bengaluru is the best way to pamper yourself. A particularly hectic work schedule for the last few weeks ensured that I had several aches in different parts of my body especially my shoulders and lower back. So when I had the opportunity… Read More Sohum Spa in Gokulam Grand Hotel and Spa

Deccan Chronicle

Bad Hindu

A story-teller performing the Tamil theatre form Kattai Koothu, Bad Hindu us a solo devised performance created by Sunandha Raghunathan of Guduguduppukkari. The 70 minute long performance in English tells the story of Aravan that comes with a clever parallel of Aravan with Sunandha that unravels identity and raises urgent questions of who has a… Read More Bad Hindu

Deccan Chronicle

Musical tribute to Acharya Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee

When she famously sang ‘Ab Ke Sawan Aise Barse’ many years back, I almost felt it would invoke rain instantly thanks to her powerful vocals. That is Shuba Mudgal for you, who is all set to enthrall the denizens of Bengaluru with her Hindustani music repertoire once again this weekend. And this time there will… Read More Musical tribute to Acharya Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee

The Tribune

Food Heritage Trail

Lost recipes and heritage food are making a slow but sure comeback courtesy food experts, authors and chefs who are making a conscious effort to revive food of yore. Come April 18th and it is World Heritage Day and a great time to introspect on the intangible heritage of our country one of which is… Read More Food Heritage Trail

StyleSpeak

Spa review of Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond, Kumarakom

A spa session in God’s Own Country Kerala is elevated several notches higher at Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond, Kumarakom “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Sarve Santu Niraamaya” translates to “May all be happy, may all enjoy good health.” This is the guiding philosophy at the newly opened Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond at Kumarakom and I… Read More Spa review of Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond, Kumarakom

Healthcare India

How to make healthy food choices

Eat Healthy Think Better Health requires healthy food ~ Roger Williams Say healthy food and often the instant reaction is smirking, making a long face or a disdainful expression. Well for long ‘healthy food’ has been associated with bland and tasteless food. Hence when you have to make the choice to eat healthy food, these… Read More How to make healthy food choices