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Navratri Thaali at Shangri-La

Ssaffron, the award-winning Indian restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru, has a specially-curated vegetarian Navratri Thaali that will be available from 17-24 October 2020. My first experience dining out in almost seven months was at Ssaffron at Shangri-La Bengaluru. Coincidentally, I had dined here last for a Kashmiri Food Festival before the lockdown. The restaurant has… Read More Navratri Thaali at Shangri-La

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The Return Of The Home Office

There was a time when having a home study or a home office was almost a quirky and old-fashioned statement. It was like a remaining memory of the past when the head of the household would prepare their correspondence at a desk. Nowadays, a quick phone call can replace a letter.   Yet, the pandemic situation… Read More The Return Of The Home Office

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Jivika Naturals – interview with Rahul Patel

Jivika Naturals, a brand of Healthy Foods Enterprise is a ‘Make in India’ brand that merges local knowledge and art of sourcing material to create a range of natural products. Started in 2016 and co-founded by Rahul Patel Jivika Naturals is based out of Hyderabad whose product range is derived from local farming clusters and… Read More Jivika Naturals – interview with Rahul Patel

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Weave Maya – a one stop Kanjivaram Sari Boutique

Smitha Srinath’s love for Kanjivaram handlooms resulted in her boutique Maya that is an exclusive space for saris from Kanchi. It was an article I wrote in The Hindu that first connected me to Smitha and after following her work on Instagram for months, I finally got to meet her at her home boutique done… Read More Weave Maya – a one stop Kanjivaram Sari Boutique

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Products from Enlight Life Science Pvt. Ltd

Enlight Life Science Pvt. Ltd is a Bangalore-based wellness platform that provides appropriate and customised dose of nutrition to various age groups with the intention of improving metabolism and enhancing immunity. Their concept of immunity builds on using four pillars – Sunlight, Nutrition, Exercise and Water. The team works with scientists, nutritionists, food technologists and fitness experts… Read More Products from Enlight Life Science Pvt. Ltd

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Birds of Reunion Island Photo Essay

When most people hear of Reunion Island – the instinctive question is where is this country? To be honest it was mine too when I was invited a couple of years ago. Close to Mauritius (30 minute flight away), this is a tropical island that is a French Department. So the official language here is… Read More Birds of Reunion Island Photo Essay

Vegetarian Recipes

Apple Cake – no sugar, no refined flour, no butter, no eggs

This is the season when local apples from Shimla make an appearance in local markets and being a fruit that is packed with health benefits, it is but natural that apples must be a part of your seasonal diet. After toying with the idea of an apple cake I decided to make one finally. This… Read More Apple Cake – no sugar, no refined flour, no butter, no eggs

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Kwality Foods’ New Muesli Breakfast Range Helps Boost Immunity

If you are looking for a quick breakfast option that is easy on the pocket while being healthy, check out Kwality Foods’ New Muesli Breakfast Range Kwality Foods is an Indian brand with over two decades of experience in the food industry and has recently come up with a range of new muesli that includes… Read More Kwality Foods’ New Muesli Breakfast Range Helps Boost Immunity

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Focaccia Bread Recipe

I have always been fascinated with Focaccia breads that I have eaten many times largely at Italian restaurants as they are make for a pretty sight and also for being soft. Ingredients 1 tbsp dry yeast 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp salt 1 cup warm water 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups all purpose… Read More Focaccia Bread Recipe

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Garlic Bread and Garlic Dip

After looking at a number of recipes to make garlic bread at home, I finally found a recipe by Neha Deepak Shah who made it to the finals of Masterchef India season 4 that worked. I have however adapted her recipe to make my own version. I also have a dip that I can say… Read More Garlic Bread and Garlic Dip