Interview with Asia’s first woman coffee expert Sunalini Menon

“Check the juicy notes – you can taste citrus, orange, lemon, green apple, flecks of caramel – the taste has complex undertones and the beautiful aspect is that it is so juicy and sweet.” I am in Coorg at the Tata Plantation amidst verdant greenery and sitting in a formal coffee appreciation session listening in rapt attention to Asia’s first woman coffee expert Sunalini Menon. And the coffee she is describing is no ordinary one. This is a microlot of

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Cutting Tools: Drilling & Boring

A manufacturer considers the investment in drilling and boring tools and assemblies most carefully, as these are the most critical operations that define the machining output in terms of surface texture or quality as also productivity. Any issues that would cause inferior quality, poor productivity or resultant tool wear would be costly for the manufacturer as these operations happen at an advanced stage of output. It is precisely for these reasons that the cutting tools industry continuously sees technology advances

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Die & Mould Story

With state-of-the-art tooling facility, the die and mould industry is one of the most advanced with in-house design capability for moulds. The industry also has 3D based design process with high level of standardisation. With design facilities fully integrated with CAM and the ability to secure data control through access controlled servers, this is helping the industry reduce cycle times and lead times, lower labour costs with unattended machining. When industries such as the automotive and aerospace change designs regularly,

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Interview with BVR Mohan Reddy, Cyient

Engineering Success The name Bodanapu Venkat Rama Mohan Reddy may not ring a bell immediately but say BVR Mohan Reddy and you immediately associate him being the founder and Executive Chairman of Cyient Limited.   A visionary leader, entrepreneur, innovator and a person with an impeccable public record,  Mohan Reddy is a recognized thought leader and founding father of the IT Enabled Engineering Services industry globally (ITES) having given over more than four decades of his life to the field.

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Coromandel Calling

The coastal part of Tamil Nadu has several relatively unexplored places that speak volumes for its rich cultural heritage and history. A trip off the beaten path these places still have an old world charm that is hard to beat. An amalgamation of art, craft, tradition and contemporary, each of these destinations make for a holiday like no other. Thanjavur Tanjore or Thanjavur is home to the famed Tanjore paintings and is often called the ‘rice bowl of India.’ The

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Indian Women Achievers 2017

Women On Top Come March and there is a huge brouhaha about International Women’s Day. While feminists may argue that one day to celebrate women probably berates their achievements, we list out some of the top women achievers who have been torch bearers in their fields to come out trumps. And looking at the bright side, Women’s Day is just another day when you can celebrate the power of women. PV Sindhu 21 year old Pusarla Venkata Sindhu or P.V.

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Everything about Asafoetida

Seasoning your food can add a zing like no other and if there is one seasoning that can immediately change the taste of your food, the hands down winner is asafoetida. Asafoetida known as ‘food of the gods’ is a dried gum extracted from the taproot of a herb plant called Ferula which grows perennially. The word asafoetida is a semantic meeting of East and West and aza signifies “sap” or “mastic” in Persian and foetida means “stinking” in Latin.

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Limelite salon and spa review – Jayanagar Salon

A good way to relax is to head to the salon and indulge in some time to take care of yourself. This is also a good way to get some me time which is sadly lacking in today’s fast paced urban life. So when I had an opportunity to head to Limelite Salon & Spa I immediately decided to take time off for myself. Limelite has a simple mantra – ‘Feel like a star’ and the service is top notch with

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Orange County Hampi Spa Review

Ode to Ayurveda The Orange County group of resorts has made an impeccable name for itself as far as giving its guests a luxury experience that is quite unparallel. So naturally I was quite curious to see what the newest property at Hampi would be like especially as this was being constructed much longer post their award winning properties at Coorg and Kabini. And to say in the least the experience was priceless. Located close to the World Heritage Site

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Mleiha – Rediscovering Sharjah’s History

A persistent rainfall through the day in Sharjah is quite unusual. And being part of a contingent to visit the Sharjah Light Festival, all of us were looking forward to take the off road safari drive in Mleiha. But the rain seemed to be all set to play spoilsport. Our affable guide Mozhgan in fact also gave a disclaimer saying if the weather did not change we would have to give up the hope of the drive all together. Feeling a

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