Karnataka · Travel

Ancient village of Anegundi and the ‘Navabrindavanam’

When you visit a world famous heritage site like Hampi where there is so much to see and do, there are high chances that your are overwhelmed and miss out on nearby destinations that are equally attractive.  Anegundi, a quaint village located in the Gangavathi taluk of Koppal district in Karnataka falls into this category.… Continue reading Ancient village of Anegundi and the ‘Navabrindavanam’

Decor

Style Board: Lemonade pink Kitchen

I was recently introduced to Big Chill by Lisa Tilley, Community Coordinator at the organization and I fell in love with their range of absolutely unique and vintage kitchen appliances.  So it was no surprise that I jumped at the invitation to take part in their “Color of the Month” challenge. Given my love for all things colorful and quirky,… Continue reading Style Board: Lemonade pink Kitchen

Reviews

Reema’s garden: beauty amidst a riot of colors

Today I am very happy to feature the garden space of my very talented friend Reema Saravanan.   Extremely house proud and equally passionate about gardening, Reema has dedicated  2 out of 3 balconies of her apartment to plants.  Her collection include a wide variety of succulents, cacti and flowering plants potted in planters that… Continue reading Reema’s garden: beauty amidst a riot of colors

Food

Avarekai Mela: a festival dedicated to Bengaluru’s favourite bean

Come winter and there is an influx of “Avarekai” in the vegetable markets of Bangalore.  Extremely popular and a universal favorite, Avarekai is almost the soul food of south Bangalore during the months of November to February.  The avarekai season is much awaited and most Benglureans look forward to the arrival of their favorite vegetable… Continue reading Avarekai Mela: a festival dedicated to Bengaluru’s favourite bean

Miscellaneous · Travel

Valparai: an alluring hill station

Nestled on the Anamalai hill ranges of the Western Ghats, Valparai at 3500 feet above sea level is an idyllic hill station.  Lush green shola forests, picturesque locales, well-manicured tea and coffee gardens and home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, Valparia is a hidden gem in the district of Coimbatore.  Dotted with… Continue reading Valparai: an alluring hill station

Decor

Upcycling idea: Old Door to Corner stand

This is a quick post on yet another upcycling home project of mine.  Unfortunately, I just have one “before” picture as I did this make over quite sometime ago. The pair of old narrow doors had a square grill pattern that seemed to work perfectly for a corner stand.      Most fascinated by the… Continue reading Upcycling idea: Old Door to Corner stand

Kerala · Travel

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Kerala: wilderness and more

Our visit to the  Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, stands out as one of the most memorable and unique trips made to a wildlife sanctuary.  The reserve which offers a magnificent range of bio-diversity and much more was part of our trip to Pollachi.  Nestled between the Anaimalai Hills in Tamil Nadu and the Nelliampathy Hills of Kerala, the… Continue reading Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Kerala: wilderness and more