Chitrashaala – ode to art

Chitrashaala is an annual art event held at Justa’s Lake Nahargarh Palace that sees a confluence of artists from India and across the globe. The event is a partnership between artist Bibek Santra’s Narrative Movements and Justa Hotels that brings together artists from across the globe in a unique symposium of art. Incidentally, the name Chitrashaala is inspired from the renowned Bundi School of art Chitrasala that is located a few hours’ drive from Nahargarh.                                                       Art Attack An artist in

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Dhanteras

If there was one festival that is universally loved and most looked forward to it has to be Diwali. The festival of lights is symbolic in more ways than one and most importantly signifies the importance of light, wellbeing and happiness. The five day festivities see many celebrations and traditions and one of the most important days is Dhanteras also called Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantri Jayanti (the God of Ayurveda). Dhana means wealth and Teras means thirteenth day and this festival

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Rasovara – review of a royal kitchen

What: Rasovara, the Royal Kitchen Where: UB City, Level 2, UB City the Collection, Vittal Mallaya Road, Bengaluru. Phone: 080 22133400. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Ambience: Located in UB City, Rasovara has an alfresco as well as covered seating that allows you to take advantage of Bangalore’s weather. Done up in shades of wood with purple accents as well as outdoor wick furniture, the space is contemporary and traditional. What we ate

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Trampoline Fitness

A research by NASA has found that 10 minutes bouncing on a trampoline is a more efficient cardiovascular workout than over 30 minutes of running. The report states that “for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the bio mechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running.” The concept of Trampoline Fitness may still be at a nascent stage in India but it is certainly gaining momentum. So what is Trampoline Fitness

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Subscription Boxes

“Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favourite things.” The lyrics of this famous song from the 1965 movie The Sound of Music seem to be inspiring a new trend of subscription boxes. If you are wondering what that is, we unbox the concept for you. The Concept Simply explained subscription boxes are an easy, convenient and economical way to try new things. A box of varied products is sent to you each month

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Hotel Review: The Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel in Israel

After close to a week of touring Israel, my last stop was at the happening city of Tel Aviv and I was looking forward to experiencing a new vibe. Since I had been to the Negev desert before this the cool breeze here was a welcome relief. The best part was that I was staying at The Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel, a 5-star superior property, located on the shore of Tel Aviv! And yes the water of the Mediterranean Sea

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Lucknow Diaries

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh is a potpourri of old and new where traditions and modernity mingle in a way that you have a unique experience of the past in these modern times. As I drew open the curtains of the window in my hotel room, I was amazed at the sight that unfolded in front of me making me wonder if I was in India or in the Middle East. In front of me was a large

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On a song in Singapore

The sight in front of me is bewitching. I am gazing at a burst of pink that morphs into varied patterns and swirls and twirls like a ballet dancer. Making a stunning sight in the massive water case, the jelly fish has everyone riveted on the spot clicking pictures like there is no tomorrow. I am at Singapore in Sentosa Island’s S.E.A. Aquarium that has a whopping 800 plus species of marine wildlife across 49 habitats, at the state-of-the-art centre.

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Festive Makeover for your home

Come October and you know it is the start of a brand new festive season. And being the season of makeovers, your home is a space that must not be forgotten. Also you can just make additions and think out-of-the-box to add that touch of festive fervour to your home decor. Celebratory Cues The festive season is the perfect time to make your house look impressive and give it a lap of luxury. The house should look warm, welcoming and

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Review of Tijouri at Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru

Where: Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru, Lobby Level, No. 1, Palace Road, Bangalore. Phone: 080-46334455 Ambience: The 72 cover restaurant has two sections. One which has an artificial garden ‘feel’ with wick chairs and bamboos and an indoor section that has subtle accessories and large paintings on the wall. A glass wall frames the open kitchen for you to see how your food is being cooked. The restaurant is done up in shades of grey and the interior section has panelled

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