Preparing Your Kids For Summer Activities

Summer Ready Come March and parents (well, mothers mostly) have a task on hand. How do we keep the children engaged for a meaningful summer vacation? The two plus months are challenging because mother’s usually need to work out a way to keep the energy and enthusiasm channelized. So here are some ideas that can help you do just that. Set Ground Rules Holidays should be fun days but with some very important ground rules especially when it comes to

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Clarks Exotica’s Sunday Poolside Brunch

Located just off the airport, Clarks Exotica Convention Resort & Spa is a space that seems outside the city even while it is within courtesy its quiet environs. The resort has launched a Poolside Sunday Brunch that I visited today and came away quite impressed. Brunch Bites The extensive brunch is laid alongside the pool and is the perfect day for a family outing and when I came here the place was already buzzing with activity. Conceptualized and executed by

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Delhi to Mumbai in 12 Hours

Read my story in Travel+Leisure here.

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Swiss Carnivals

Switzerland is known for its myriad festivals and if you happen to be in the country at this time you can be part of the fun. Chalandamarz (Feb 28th – Mar 1st) Celebrated in several villages across Switzerland, this is a festival that chases the winter away. The festivities are by children shaking cowbells, chanting, rattling and whip cracking. Singing typical Chalandamarz songs, masked boys chase girls with dried pig bladders that look like small balloons as part of the

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Interview in AIRDA on my visit to Club Mahindra Kandaghat

I recently visited Club Mahindra Kandagat and was approached by the All India Resort Development Association for an interview after reading my story. Here are some snippets: 1/ Could you tell us how uniquely different this holiday experience was for you? (People don’t normally associate a visually delightful experience such as this within the timeshare format.) This was my first visit to Himachal Pradesh and I was looking forward to seeing a new state as I believe each state in

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The Right Fit

The National Sizing Survey of India is arguably a big step forward for the Indian Apparel industry. The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, is undertaking an extensive research study to develop a comprehensive size chart for ready to wear industry based on these body measurements of the Indian population.  This is a scientific exercise where anthropometric data will be collected from a sample population in the

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Summer Apparel Trends 2018

The heat is on, well summer is here and it is time to relook at your wardrobe and ensure that your clothes make you feel light, breezy and cool. Naturally summer fashion is a huge trend in itself and we look at what is making waves this season. As we embrace the blazing summer season, we all need a set of breathable and comfortable outfits in our wardrobes. Then whether they are for men, women or kids, the fashion realm

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Jabalpur Travel Guide

The name Jabalpur comes from Jabal meaning rock and Pur meaning city. So that means Jabalpur is Rock City. Well until I visited the third largest city in Madhya Pradesh, I had no idea about why the city was called as such but on a recent visit I was surprised to know that this city is home to large marble formations that has earned it this moniker. I start my journey at the famed Balancing Rocks, an eroded volcanic rock

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Weekend Getaways from Guwahati

Your gateway to the North East, Guwahati, fondly called the ‘City of Temples’ is also a great place to explore the myriad charms of the region. Located between the banks of the Brahmaputra and foothills of the Shillong plateau, this is your base to getaway into some other parts of the North East. We list some for you here. East Garo Hills, Meghalaya Forming the western part of the State the Garo Hills is spread over 8000 sq kms of

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India’s Best Themed Restaurants

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food” said George Bernard Shaw. Today, food today is about all things visual and attractive interiors are sure to catch anyone’s attention. So here are some unique design centric eateries that are sure to elevate your dining experience to another level. The Turkey Project, New Delhi Located in Defence Colony, The Turkey Project is the place to head to for Italian – American comfort food. Designed by Delhi Collective, an architecture

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