• Architectural Marvels,  Design,  Holiday Destination,  Places,  Travel

    Mayfair Darjeeling – A Jewel in the Hills

    Darjeeling – A Himalayan Heaven Mark Twain on his visit to Darjeeling qouted…… ‘land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that away for the shows of the rest of the world combined.’  I could not agree more on the glory of Darjeeling, a ‘Himalayan Heaven’ in true sense. The hill station boasts of its rich history and carries the fame of being the home of Sherpa Tenzing who first stepped on the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest, with Edmund Hillary in 1953. Nestled at an altitude of 6700 ft, the town carries a Victorian charm with…

  • Decor,  Design,  Interior

    Wall colours – Theme it up!

    Wall Colours Today I have rounded up a quick guide to Wall colours and how dressing up your walls in the right colour gives an instant life to your room. Just adding a hue of your favourite colour can widely affect your day and work as a mood booster as well as a stress buster. Here are tips to know the different colours, their qualities and their effects! So go ahead and choose your colour of happiness from the palette!! Hues of Red Create a living room that can turn heads! Red since ages is known to be a stimulating color which raises energy levels. Adding hues of red to…

  • Architectural Marvels,  Design

    World’s Tallest Temple

    धन-धन वृन्दावन रजधानी।, जहा- ँ विराजत मोहन राजा श्री राधा महारानी।सद- ा सनातन एक रस जोरी महिमा निगम ना जानी।, श्री हरि प्रिया हितु निज दासी रहत सदा अगवानी॥ Glory to Vrindavan…..                                                                    Where Mohan (Krishna) is the Emperor And  Radha is the Empress, Where ‘Bhakti Ras & eternal bliss flows continuously,Even Veds are not able to sing and capture the entire ‘ras’ of the place , Where Lord of the Universe (Lord Krishna) lovingly serves theEmpress of the Universe ( Radha) Vrindavan – the land of eternal bliss, the land where the Lord manifests.  Vrindavan, the name itself evokes the religious Hindu  sentiments  as it earns its…

  • Heritage,  Places,  Travel

    Duty Beyond Death……

    Baba Harbhajan Mandir located at Nathula , Sikkim is a shrine which leaves you spellbound!! Amazing story of Baba Harbhajan Singh – the Hero of the Nathu-La pass (India-China border). He was an Indian army sepoy who died on duty in the year 1968. It is believed that his body left the world but his soul is still on active duty. He slipped and drowned in a glacier near the Nathu-La Pass in Eastern Sikkim while trying to send supplies to a remote post on mules. It is said he himself helped the Indian army locate his body after three days of his death. And few days later, through a…

  • Decor,  Design,  DIY,  Exterior

    Balcony Ideas – Adding glamour to your Outdoor

    Balcony Ideas Glamour in your balcony, terrace or portico doesn’t have to cost more ! Your vision and imagination can turn the blank outdoor of your house into a perfect place to sip your morning cup of tea or gossip over a mug of coffee  or just romance a glass of wine with your partner! My new abode gave me the luxury of just a tiny balcony (hardly 3 ft by 7 ft) and a little aesthetic touch to it has turned it into my favourite spot to linger on. My blissful Space The Window grills in my balcony are the blessing in disguise which serve as perfect rails for…

  • Design,  Travel

    Saga of Travel & Architecture

    Travel and architecture go hand in hand like  cup and saucer, coffee and doughnuts or like music and rhythm. Travel is all about architecture and architectural marvels. The worlds most visited places speak about their people, their culture, and their history through their architecture. From the classical proportions of Greece to the glittering mosaics in the basilicas of Paris, from the spectacular pyramids of Egypt to the splendid byzantine mosques of Istanbul, from the grand Colosseum of Rome to the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, it is all the magnificence of architecture that draws people to travel to these distant places. Saint Augustine, the Roman African philosopher once said, ‘The…

  • Decor,  Heritage,  Places

    Surajkund : A unique celebration of Art,Decor & Culture

    A glimpse of an Indian fantasy land of art, decor & culture which carries and captivates you into a mesmerizing world of grandeur of heritage art and traditional culture. Surajkund Mela, an initiative of Haryana Tourism, held every year in the month of February at Surajkund, Faridabad is a unique celebration of art, craft, decor, food & culture. A splendid colourful treat where more than 20 foreign countries including  SAARC nations and all states and UTs of India come together to display their diverse handicraft and culture. Different artists and craftsmen showcase their skill and creativity through this colourful bonanza. History…. Surajkund Mela was started way back in 1987 and it derives it’s…

  • Architectural Marvels,  Heritage,  Places,  Travel

    Adalaj Stepwell & the Tale behind it…….

    The Adalaj Stepwell or ‘vav‘ in the Adalaj village near Gandhinagar, Gujarat, is an architectural marvel as much as is the legendary story attached to it. History….. Started by Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela Dynasty in 1498 and completed by Muslim ruler Mehmud Begada, this structure is a fine example of Indo Islamic Architecture and Saga of the dignity possessed by the queen of the era. The vav (stepwell or also known as Baoli in Rajasthan) is said to have served as a common place for socialising among people for many ages . Womenfolk from neighbouring villages socialised here and even worshipped the Hindu deities sculpted on the walls.…

  • Design,  Interior,  Places,  Trending

    The Quirky Cafe

    In our everyday life we visit many places some we notice and some go unnoticed ! Today, a Valentine special lunch was an enchanting experience not just because of the lip smacking food but a splendid ambience!  A newly opened Sass and Guff cafe located at MG road Gangtok, Sikkim offers a world of exquisite charm. The cafe interiors are quirky enough to serve you a vibrant yet relaxing atmosphere with a magnificent valley view from the large windows . Whether you want to enjoy – the cloudy skies , rainy evenings or immerse yourself in a sunny warmth this place is a perfect hideaway!The sight of buddhist flags fluttering…

  • Decor,  Design,  DIY,  Interior

    5 cozy Reading nooks…

    Cozy Reading Nooks For an avid reader, when its pitter – patter in the air & the clouds are dancing in the hills, nothing is better than a warm cuppa & a book in hand. My cozy home perched around hillocks offers little spots which I have turned into my reading nooks. Almost every room has my little hideout, which I would love to share with you all.  To my loving readers………. You can easily create small little corners in your house which can let you cozily curl up with your favourite book and a warm coffee mug! Five eazy ideas which you can charm up your boring corners !…