The Hidden Gems of Hassan

Located close to 183 km from Bengaluru, Hassan has so many secrets up its sleeve that it must be on every traveller’s itinerary. This district has a rich past and reached its pinnacle under the Hoysala rule. Blessed with scenic natural sights, this is also a treasure trove of Hoysala architecture and sculpture. It is believed that Hassan got its name after the presiding deity of this place Goddess Hasanamba. With a tributary of the Cauvery, river Hemavathi flows through

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In room automation in hotels

Imagine entering a room and saying, “Alexa switch off all lights, close the blinds, change the AC temperature to 24 degrees change the television channel to NDTV News” and all this happening with your voice only? Well this is not fantasy anymore but reality thanks to new age in room automation in hotel rooms. As hotels move to the next level and look for the key differentiator to give their properties an edge, in room automation will certainly be a

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Education Trends 2017

As a topic that is always in vogue and often debated – education is a hands-down winner. The importance of good education can hardly be over emphasized. Naturally then there is a constant need to innovate and keep education current in tune with the needs of the day. Here are some key trends that will define education in 2017. Integrated Approach to Learning Creating powerful programs using immersive and experiential learning that use blended approach integrating activities, exercises and adventure

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Go Goa On The Honda Navi

“On behalf of Honda2Wheelers & Goa Tourism, we invite you to discover the unexplored side of Goa on the fun filled Honda Navi, at the Goa Hunt.” When I received this invitation my interest was piqued and the first thing I did was to look up the Honda Navi. And I was not disappointed for here is a vehicle that is like a cross between the scooter and motorcycle! With the same engine as the Honda Activa, this is a

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IPL – explore destinations beyond the cricket stadium!

Cricket mania grips India all year long and the IPL in the summer is when it reaches a crescendo. Here is what you must do and what you can eat when you are in these cricket destinations. Bengaluru The Silicon valley of India still has the best weather in the country and wears its heritage and culture with the same aplomb as its technology prowess. Known as the garden city, Lalbagh and Cubbon Park, the large lung spaces are a

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Conversation: Dr Mattheos Santamouris, Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales, Sydney

As homes become smart, there is an urgent need to innovate and create home grown technologies that will benefit the built economy of the country says Dr. Mattheos Santamouris. There are many challenges in the built environment today and it is said that the population of world is around 6.5 billion currently and will reach 10- 11 billion by 2050 and most of this will be in Asia especially India and China. This means that we will approximately need 1

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Home Loan Checklist

You are all set to invest in a home but naturally finances are a worry. With a plethora of financial institutions, this is probably the easiest way in which you can fund your dream home. Here are some aspects to keep in mind when you take a home loan. Your home is arguably the most important investment decision of your life. Not just because it involves the largest outflow of finances but also because your home really is that space

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Goa: Offbeat Places

Arguably one of India’s most loved holiday destinations, Goa is a potpourri of culture, festivities and traditions. Notwithstanding being the smallest state of India, there is some much to discover in this beach destination, that you will need to go there again and again. Here are some of the places that must be on your to-do list the next time you are in Goa. Mae De Deus Church Located in Saligao, Bardez, the Mae De Deus Church is a beautiful

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Get Your Body Summer Ready

If you are feeling the heat of the weather thanks to the early arrival of the summers, well this is only the beginning of what is said to be a sweltering time ahead. While you may have summer clothes, summer decor and more, have you given a thought to how you can prep your body for the summer? Well if you have not, here are some summer workouts that will help you beat the heat! Holistic Gym Routines The best

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How to be friends and business partners at the same time?

“All lasting business is built on friendship.” ~ Alfred A. Montapert Clearly these words seem to resonate well in today’s new age businesses. When I started doing this story, I got a plethora of responses that all pointed out to one direction – how good friends had become successful business partners. Mutual Connections Who knew the journey to eat good food would lead to a long-lasting friendship? Jinal and Vandhana started their friendship over a scoop of their favourite ice

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