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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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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Karnataka Tourism – A Kaleidoscope of Experiences

“One State Many Worlds”, the tag line of Karnataka cannot be more apt. A state that has mountains, beaches, valleys, islands and more, there is something new to discover in all parts of this beautiful South Indian state. The best part of touring the state is that you will stumble upon several gems that are relatively undiscovered which makes it an attractive tourist destination. The State has declared 2017 as the Year of the Wild and the Tourism Department has

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Tableware in Hotels

  Tableware speaks a lot about the restaurant can make an impression of the food even before guests take their first bite. Tableware reflects on the restaurant and should be considered in the overall restaurant design and concept development because presentation matters! “Faced with a choice between the survival of the planet and a new set of matching tableware, most people would choose the tableware.” ~ George Monbiot. Well, there is no other time than now when they words ring

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YLG Salon Review

A salon visit in the middle of the week was something that came up quite suddenly but a welcome one for sure. Caught between several deadlines, this was a break that was well timed and gave me a quick relaxation as well. At YLG Salon, there are myriad treatments that are aimed to make you feel and look good. The interiors of the salon are done up in pastel shades of grey, white, cream and beige and the colour pop

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Drool Worthy Desserts at Cafe Mangii, Bengaluru

When you get an invite that asks you to come for an exclusive dessert showcase, it is hard to refuse whether you have a sweet tooth or not. So I decided to check it out for myself and headed to Orion Mall where I met the superbly talented Chef Sandeep Rane, the brain behind the new menu. The yummy Tiramisu With eight delectable options, Chef Sandeep says he has mixed the menu in such a way that there is something

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