Mangalagiri Weaves

A small village in Andhra Pradesh, Mangalagiri is known for its eponymous handlooms and the craft continues to thrive despite several odds. Located between the cities of Vijayawada and Guntur is the tiny hamlet of Mangalagiri that is known for its fine cotton textiles. Almost every home here is involved with something to do with… Read More Mangalagiri Weaves


Autumn Winter Fashion 2019

As a new autumn winter season descends, it is time to talk all things fashion and what the flavour of the season will be like. Apparel houses and fashion designers have a new season and customers have a new reason to shop. With autumn winter collections taking center stage, we take a look at what… Read More Autumn Winter Fashion 2019


Interview with Dr. Hemalatha Jain of Punarjeevana

Reviving traditional saris especially from the North Karnataka Belt, Dr. Hemalatha Jain is not just a PhD holder but also a textile expert. Dr. Hemalatha Jain a designer, professor and textile revivalist has worked with weavers through her trust Punarjeevana (meaning rebirth in Kannada). She tells us more in this exclusive conversation. Tell us something… Read More Interview with Dr. Hemalatha Jain of Punarjeevana

Architectural Digest

Wicker & Wood Home Decor

Colonial décor is making a comeback with wicker and wood furniture taking center stage as new age homes are making them a statement piece in their interiors. The rise of the popularity of mid-century furniture as a style has ensured that wicker has regained its popularity in the last couple of years. You may have… Read More Wicker & Wood Home Decor

Deccan Chronicle

Sputnik Moments with Yours truly theater

“All the world’s a stage,” once remarked William Shakespeare quite famously. And one person who will agree with that is Nandini Rao, Co-founder, Yours truly. A theatre veteran with over 18 years of overall theatre experience, she is one of the few leading women theatre directors in India. “From the time I knew I had… Read More Sputnik Moments with Yours truly theater

Business Traveller

Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel

If you are looking for a fun family holiday in Hong Kong, check out the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel. Theme Parks are a great way to enjoy a destination especially when you are travelling with family. This is probably why luxury resorts and hotels are now ensuring they have a presence within the… Read More Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel

Millionaire Asia

Art as an Investment

Art as an investment vehicle is gaining popularity thanks to accessibility and an increase in gallery space across the country. In June 2019, Sotheby’s London Auction of Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art included one of the only 10 works by Amrita Sher-Gil called Trees remaining private hands outside the country and pop art works… Read More Art as an Investment

Sakal Times

Animal Encounters at Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park goes beyond the realms of a traditional adventure theme park courtesy its animal programs and encounters with wild animals that add a distinctive charm to the place. When I was invited to Ocean Park Hong Kong recently, my instinctive reaction was to refuse as I am not into theme rides at… Read More Animal Encounters at Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Sakal Times

Glorious Guacamole

Guacamole day is celebrated on the 16th of September every year and Chef Vikas Seth tells us all about the dish Avocado is said to have originated in Central America and has been brought to Mexico by the Aztecs. People became a fan of the rich creamy fruit and guacamole came into existence. And considering… Read More Glorious Guacamole

Deccan Chronicle

Poems of Love

Love makes the world go around and what better way to express it than through dance, music and poetry? Well this is what husband-wife duo Divya Ravi and Dr. Sharan Subramanian are doing together through an artistic collaboration called Poems of Love. Divya Ravi a Bharatanatyam artiste, performer and choreographer began learning Bharatanatyam at the… Read More Poems of Love