Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) – What’s New?

My most favourite airport is Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) – well its in my city and here are some of the new things happening at the airport that I have written in Travel+Leisure’s India website here: Say hello to Kempa, a humanoid robot who will soon assist passengers at KIA – read my story here: Also as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the airport you can actually be part of a 10k Marathon – want to know how, read the

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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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Summer Spa Retreats

With the summer making an official appearance, the heat is certainly on. And if you are wondering how you can relax this summer and stay haute here are some summer spa treatments that will augur well for you and your skin. Orange facial at Aura, The Park Chennai Rejuvenate the skin by encouraging the shedding of sun damaged skin and the orange facial is citrus rich, a natural source of vitamin C and helps destroy dead skin, while provides a

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Whitefield Arms – Restaurant Review

What: The Whitefield Arms, The Waverly Hotels and Residence Where: VR Bengaluru, 11B, SY no 40/9, Devasandra Industrial area, second stage, KR Puram, ITPL Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048. Phone: 9591220066. Timings: Sun-Mon: 12:00 noon to 01:00 a.m. Ambience: The 150 cover restaurant has an interesting mix of indoor, alfresco and outdoor seating. Done up like a British pub, I recommend you opt for the distressed finished wooden bench and table seating on the outside that makes you feel like you

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Turmeric – the Yellow Booster

The myriad benefits of turmeric is taking the world by storm and proving once again that going back to your roots is what matters. Do you know that your kitchen has an ingredient that packs a punch? Well it is anti-aging, anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory super spice and has been around for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to treat a wide variety of health problems, from pain control to fighting cancer. Well, this is the humble turmeric or curcumin

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Vaani – Lending A Ear

In November 2002 a feasibility study was carried out on issues surrounding childhood deafness in India. Based on the findings of the feasibility study, the fact-finding visits and workshops, the vision which emerged was for family members to acquire some basic knowledge and understanding about deafness, teachers to have specialist knowledge and abilities that would enable young deaf children to achieve their full potential. What came through as a huge gap was the need for parent involvement in the lives

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Coffee Trail with JW Marriott Bengaluru

‘JW Marriott Bengaluru invites you on a Coffee Trail with Chef Anthony En Yuan Huang’ read the invite I received recently. Being a coffee lover, I was quite intrigued as to what would be in store and I decided to jump right in. Incidentally Chef Anthony is known for his fine sense of balancing traditional food with a modern twist and I was looking forward to the experience. Being in Bengaluru helped as this was the shortest journey to make

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Toscano – Review of the new menu

What: Toscano’s new menu Where: U.B. City, Level II, Concord Block, 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru. Phone: 080 4173 8800 Ambience: The 145 cover restaurant has an alfresco and covered dining space and is located in the upper level of UB City. The space has a nice fun vibe and the decor is interspersed with hand written boards on the wall. One of the walls has a selection of wine bottles on display that can be bought too! What we

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Indian Superfoods vs International Superfoods

When I was at a new age food store recently, I was quite surprised to see a whole lot of foods being marketed as ‘superfoods’ on the shelf. None of these however came from India and were all mostly imported and came with price tags that would burn deep holes in your pocket. With an increased focus on health and well being, people are probably leaning towards imported ‘superfoods’ forgetting that we have our own local food that is probably

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Staycation at Signature Club Resort

‘Tis the season – well of cake mixing. And when I received an invitation to be part of the cake mixing event at Signature Club Resort with a staycation, I decided to go for it. So here are my top 5 reasons why you should go to the resort for your staycation.I. Stay in Bengaluru yet away from the hustle and bustle Say Bengaluru and its legendary traffic comes in mind. But at the Signature Club Resort you will be far removed

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