Diwali Delights

Come November and the festival of lights Diwali is here to light upto not just your home but also your dining table. An important part of Diwali festivities is food and this is the time when tradition rules the roost. While there is an immediate association with special sweets or mithai, savouries, snacks and vegetarian… Read More Diwali Delights

Sakal Times

Cashing in on Online Sales

Festivals and Online discounts go hand in hand today. However it is important that you make your money work for you. Come October and it is time for the festival season to kick in. It also happens to be the time when ecommerce portals try to outdo each other with special sales and discounts. So… Read More Cashing in on Online Sales

Spice Route

Vizag Yachting Festival

Can you imagine hopping on to a luxury yacht and sailing on the east coast from Vishakhapatnam until the Andaman’s? Well this could be a reality soon, as the organisers of the Vizag Yachting Festival have this and more in the pipeline. When I received an invitation to the first Vizag Yachting Festival I was… Read More Vizag Yachting Festival


Cake Mixing at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore

Come November and the countdown to the New Year begins and one of the best ways to usher in the festivities, is well, cake mixing or fruit mixing. Well cakes and the New Year go hand in hand and this is arguably the best time to participate in the fun and festivities. When I recently received an… Read More Cake Mixing at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore

Homes & Interiors

Festive Makeover for your home

Come October and you know it is the start of a brand new festive season. And being the season of makeovers, your home is a space that must not be forgotten. Also you can just make additions and think out-of-the-box to add that touch of festive fervour to your home decor. Celebratory Cues The festive… Read More Festive Makeover for your home

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Durga Puja in Kolkata

Come September, and the whole of India is swept in a surge of festive fervour. Leading the festivities is the 9 day long Navratri celebrations – dedicated to Mother Durga, an embodiment of strength and the divine cosmic form. Legend has it Durga emerged from the collective energies of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma to kill… Read More Durga Puja in Kolkata

Sunday Herald

Interview with Kathak Danseuse Shoma Kaikini

As a dance form, Kathak has a class of its own – just the precision with which the dancers twirl continually can be mind boggling. And Shoma Kaikini has established Nrityanidhi as she has innovated her own ingenious style of dance that uses Kathak in varied genres of music and presents soulful choreographic work. One… Read More Interview with Kathak Danseuse Shoma Kaikini

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Unique Diwali Traditions in India

Let There Be Light It is that month of the year when India gears up to celebrate arguably its most favourite festival – Diwali. So while you are getting ready here are some interesting stories, legends and customs that will give you food for thought. The festival of lights has an important connotation as it… Read More Unique Diwali Traditions in India

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Goa’s Bonderam Festival

Goa Celebrates Think Goa and immediately visions of sun, sand and surf come into mind. However India’s smallest state is also the one that has several festivals. And the Bonderam Festival is one such festival. Flashback This festival is celebrated on the quaint island of Divar 12 kilometers away from Panjim, on the fourth Saturday of… Read More Goa’s Bonderam Festival


Bengaluru’s Ganesha Festival – BGU

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birthday of India’s most loved God, Ganesha. With his disarming looks and infectious charm, he is everyone’s favourite and for all the right reasons. The festivities are usually held in August or September every year and s spread over 10 days. Bengaluru has several pandals during this time but BengaluruGaneshUtsava is like… Read More Bengaluru’s Ganesha Festival – BGU