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Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort – Goa

November 1, 2017
Ayush Das Stills & Motion Picture Photography

It’s that time of the year again when we all look forward to layering up our woollens and making itineraries to warmer regions for relaxing getaways. The top of the list destination nationally has to be Goa, where the sun kissed beaches comes to life and the entire state dwells in the glory of the holiday season. The Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, Goa is the perfect place to feel close to Mother Nature amid the scenic beaches of Goa, while rejuvenating amidst the cultural spirit. Nothing can be more soothing than taking a stroll around this beautiful resort with the sea breeze mesmerizing you. The spacious rooms come with sophisticated wooden décor, sofa sets and alternatively with calming cream coloured walls. The interiors are pleasant and elegant to look at. The dining space is majestic and yet it feels like home with all the ribbons falling across the ceiling converging into beautiful chandeliers. We can get the tastiest food here. Their service is quick while the staff is courteous and goes out of the way to meet our expectations. On special occasions like Christmas’ Eve, Valentines’ Day, they organize Gala Dinners which should not be missed. In case you are planning to spend your New Year’s Eve in Goa this time, be sure to check in to the Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort and be a part of their sumptuous and unforgettable Gala Dinner! Since the resort is well located, many wonderful getaways can be found in its close vicinity. If you like partying as well as adventure games, then there is no better place than the Baga Beach which is a 7 minutes car ride from the resort. This beach is known for its dolphin cruises and water sports including parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling, and water-skiing.  Here we can …

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AYANA Resort And Spa BALI

October 31, 2017
One-bedroom Ocean Pool View Villa Bedroom (Renovated)

There are two kinds of travelers out there. Some travelers choose one location/resort to spend their entire vacation, whether it’s lounging by the pool or getting a spa, they prefer to stay within the resort. There are also those who choose an economical stay because their itinerary includes spending all day out and returning only at night for some beauty sleep. To the former travelers, here’s one luxury resort that will blow your mind away and leave you itching to for your next vacation! Award winning AYANA Resort and Spa Bali is a sprawling 5 star luxury resort located in Southern Bali at Jimbaran. The resort comprises of three offerings – AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, The Villas at AYANA and sister property, Rimba Jimbaran Bali which together offer 78 private pool-villas, 693 guest rooms and suites, 12 pools, 19 restaurants and bars, 15 amazing wedding venues, 19 MICE and meeting rooms over 90 hectares. The resort also provides a convenient shuttle service to explore the whole property. Here’s a brief look at the multiple amenities available at AYANA. The Villas at Ayana The Villas at Ayana is a spectacular property that offers travelers a choice of accommodation and views. You can choose between the ocean front villas, the cliff side villas or the secluded garden villas, depending on what scenery you want to wake up to. Each villa also offers a private pool deck with a tranquil view and opulent interiors which include a comfortable dining area, spacious beds and a private butler. Rimba Jimbaran Bali  Rimba Jimbaran Bali sprawls across 8 hectares of gardens within the 90-hectare grounds of AYANA overlooking Jimbaran Bay. The property is only 10 kilometers from Bali’s airport. For those looking to experience themselves in a truly Balinese experience, there is a traditional fishing …

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Diwali celebrations at Select CITYWALK

October 18, 2017
Diwali With Select Citywalk Delhi

Knock, knock, Diwali is here! Everyone at home is high on energy during the pre-Diwali days. There is so much to be cleaned, to be decorated and so much to prepare for! Diwali shopping is always in order, and I look no further than Select CITYWALK for any of my shopping needs. A brand that has become synonymous with high-quality luxury products across various categories is my go-to one-stop shop! The recent trip to the shopping center in Saket was all about bringing in some stunning décor before the big Diwali bash at home. My first stop was Oma. I absolutely love – LOVE the collection there! Their exquisite collections of tealight candle holders and candlesticks are the perfect additions to the dinner table. You may even deck up the patio using them.   The next place I visited was Le Cruset. The place stole my heart with its range of stainless steel cookware and colorful bakeware. Your hands just itch to pick them up as you browse through the collection on display. This time it was about picking up some warm-colored casseroles and serving trays. There was going to be a lot of food up for grabs at the party and you want it to look picture perfect. Diwali shopping at Select CITYWALK is always a lot of fun but what made it all the more special was that they have just completed an amazing 10 years! That is 10 years of incredible shopping experience for Delhi. To celebrate their 10th birthday, Select CITYWALK decided to do something special and heartwarming. Through their initiative, “Khushiyon ki Diwali”, they are fulfilling the wishes of 10 underprivileged kids. I read about one of them: Arpit’s wish was to watch a cricket match in the stadium with his friends. It was so …

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Colaba – One of the Best Areas to stay in Mumbai

October 4, 2017
Colaba Mumbai

Mumbai being the commercial capital of India can be a little overwhelming at to the uninitiated, especially when it comes to deciding on where to stay in Mumbai. The vast metropolis of Mumbai has an equally wide range of options on offer when it comes to accommodation. One has the option to book 5 star Hotels in Mumbai or settle for a more modest option. Depending on the budget, needs, and requirements one can zero in on the accommodation option that meets ones needs. One of the best areas to stay in Mumbai is undoubtedly Colaba, an area that is rich in history and culture that goes back to the times of the British Raj and beyond. Colaba is a colourful and stylish area that pulsates with vibrancy and is the meeting point of the contemporary and the historical. The magnificent  and towering presence of the Gateway of India with an endearing promenade, classic theatres like Regal that have been milestones in the history of Bollywood Cinema, iconic restaurants like the Leopold, tempting shopping arcades, heritage buildings, all of this combine to make Colaba a happening destination in Mumbai. What can be a better experience than to directly step out of your hotel into the magical world of Colaba. Here are a few stay options in the Colaba vicinity. The Taj Mahal Palace If you want to experience Mumbai in true grandeur reminiscent of the royal era, then head out to the Taj Mahal Palace which stands like a jewel on the tip of Mumbai, overlooking the Arabian Sea. Waking up in the morning and getting breathtaking views of the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea as you push the curtains aside would surely rank as on of the best travel memories and stay with you for long. The …

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Antara Dehradun- Redefining Senior Living

September 18, 2017
Image: Lobby, Antara Senior Living

The phone call was intriguing, but nothing could have prepared me for my first experience of Antara Senior Living; sequestered away from the Dehradun- Mussoorie route in a lush green patch of Purukul, Antara’s 14 acres aim to recreate the feeling of a perfect idyll. A brainchild of Mrs. Tara Singh Vachani, Antara compliments the natural beauty of the Himalayan foothills with an elegantly constructed community. Internationally renowned architects Perkins Eastman from New York and Esteva Arquitectura of Spain worked to create a space that maintains a balance between architecture and the landscape. Life at Antara The apartments have been fitted with the exquisite imported marble and elegant wooden flooring. Attention to detail can be seen in the elegant finishing touches such as cornices and window ledges conveying a sense of timeless style and refinement. The Community Design and Residences For this is Antara’s purpose – timelessness. Every facet of the community is designed to allow its residents to live life without worries, thinking only of the endless possibilities that await them. Mr. Jishnu Veliyath, the General Manager of Community Operations at Antara Dehradun, is responsible for creating the framework of operations. With his 200-member team, he works tirelessly to execute the Antara Way, which is centered on a genuine spirit of care for its residents. A considerable amount of time has been spent genuinely thinking about the needs of the residents, For instance, all the bathrooms have thoughtfully positioned handrails and protective anti-skid tiles. All edges have rounded corners to ensure that its older residents don’t get injured. Each room has a panic button which summons medical and security teams in an instant. Trained security officers ensure that only approved visitors are given entry to Antara that has CCTV cameras monitoring the premises. A Max Super Speciality Hospital is …

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The Tree Of Life Resort & Spa – Luxury Edition

August 25, 2017
Tree Of Life Jaipur

The Tree Of Life Resort & Spa defining the art of luxury in Jaipur! If you’re from Delhi or live in the North, then you must have visited Jaipur at least once in life. Just like any other 2-tiered city in India, Jaipur too can be termed as a well established city with ample tourist attractions to explore around. Although Jaipur has many accommodation facilities available for tourists and travellers alike, one can find it challenging to find a stay that’s away from the city noise pollution and offers serene views of Rajasthan as well. A few kilometres out of the city centre, is an establishment that offers luxury, privacy, beautiful views and an excellent hospitality experience round the clock! The Tree Of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur offers personalised experiences with strong elements of luxury to each of its guests. The main attraction of this property is its expansive private villas, with a personal lawn/pool/spa zone and amenities that have been crafted just to make you feel refreshed and relaxed at all times. The Tree Of Life Resort & Spa Jaipur consists of 13 uber luxury villas set in 7 acres of land. Each villa has been designed with a minimum of 2500 sp. ft. of private area. The architecture of each villa has been designed so as to offer complete privacy to the guests, in terms of a spacious surrounding complex, no noise pollution and no vicinity contact with any other villa of the property. The interior structure of the villas are spacious and have been decorated with attention to detail. Well amalgamated colour palette, with ample space to sit, watch tv, dine and a separate bedroom with attached double bathroom is what defines the well thought complex architecture of each villa. The interior décor is a blend of …

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Himalayan Orchard Pure Collaborates With Masaba Gupta

August 10, 2017
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If you’ve been spotting Himalayan Orchard Pure Flavoured water bottles in the supermarket, I’d suggest you grab all three flavours and give it a try! You won’t be disappointed. The flavours are refreshing, contain a very nominal ratio of sugar content and can be taken as a great post lunch/sugar-rush or evening on-the-rocks drink. Launched just recently, the Himalayan Orchard Pure flavoured water range has become a talk amongst food lovers and health-enthusiasts alike. Being a witness to the launch, I got to try these flavoured drinks first, which are entitled to change the algorithm of drinking healthy and feeling content at the same time. Did you know that Himalayan Drinking Water is actually collected, packaged and bottled from the Himalayas? Which means upon consumption, we get to drink the purest form of water available in India. Adding natural flavours to this, Himalaya Orchard Pure mineral water by NourishCo Beverages Ltd, is the latest to hit the ‘all natural products’ market. What caught my attention is that it is bottled in easy to carry containers. Another point that I liked was that this water is supposed to contain all the natural minerals found in water naturally, and many of the others added to it. Speaking about myself, I have a really intense sweeth tooth. Which means, I cannot do without drinking something sweet on a daily basis. Himalayan Orchard Pure Mineral Water not only provides a sweet fruity flavour to the drink, but the purest collection of water ensures my body staying hydrated at all times as well! Himalayan Mineral water has enhanced the flavour of its water with three different flavours like Peach, Apple and Strawberry. So, now you have naturally flavoured drinking water. This water is available at just Rs 55 for a bottle of 500 ml in in …

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Mango Festival at Pullman Aerocity

June 27, 2017
Bhel Pluck Style, Textures of Mango

PLUCK-ed freshly from the season’s greatest regional farms and brought to the palette in a 4-course meal, the Mango Festival by Pullman Aerocity Delhi has turned out to be a big hit among mango-lovers and fine-diners alike. PLUCK, being the Modern Eurpean and Contemporary fine-diner offers a variety of delicacies prepared fresh from their garden produce. Beating the heat of Delhi summers and celebrating the ‘King of Fruits’ in its full glory, PLUCK is giving an experience that one cannot simply deny. Other than the regular basic delicacy elements that Mango is used for in the kitchens, the team lead by Chef Ashish, has mastered the art of presenting ‘the king of summer fruits’ in ways you can’t even imagine! Here’s a glimpse of what their specially curated menu has to offer : Assorted breads accompanied by a dish of assorted butter was something I have never experienced before. While me and my food-loving writer friends munched on the breads, we were asked for our drinks preference as the bartender was more than delighted to serve us some instantly mixed concoctions. Speaking about myself, I am quite picky when it comes to adding fruity elements to my food courses. Being skeptical about the sweetness and strong flavour of a Mango, I was under an impression that a 4 course meal might turn out to be too much of mango on my taste buds. But I was proven wrong as such amazingly crafted delicacies were presented to me. A state-of-the-art presentation anted up the culinary experience and I can vouch for the fact that it’ll continue to be a big hit amongst family and food-loving diners of Delhi NCR. The festival is still on if you wish on experiencing the variant flavours of a Mango and should I suggest visiting it …

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SONY MDR XB950B1 WIRELESS HEADSET

June 5, 2017
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When Beyonce asks you to put the BASS on, you obey her! The B-Queen knows what magic Bass note is capable of doing to any given song of any given genre. It’s like bringing the beats to life. SONY as a brand, being in the music industry for decades, surely knows the importance of this noise and that understanding has let to the production of one sheer piece of gadget indulgence – SONY MDR XB950B1 WIRELESS STEREO HEADSET WITH EXTRA BASS!   Yep, you heard it right. The headset is not only bluetooth enabled ‘wireless’, but it comes with a button for an extra pumped up dose of Bass. Now it’s hard to explain in words the huge impact bass makes to a song, but if I have to still scribble a line, then i’ll say it’s like letting EMINEM rap (Extra Bass) in a Beatles song. That’s the brilliance of the bass effect. Speaking about the SONY MDR XB950B1 EXTRA BASS STEREO HEADSET, then I can say that I’ve finally found a gadget that gives me pure musical experience with easy handling and application features, surround sound effect (makes you feel like you’re listening to music live in concert), cuts down on the external noise and boosts the amplification of musical beats to their full potential; with ease.   I vouch for the fact that the design of this headset is definitely a magnet in the crowd, because I have seen many heads turn towards this black beauty, while I walk past the herd, lost in the music. The matt black colour of this headset is a big hit among men, but turns out that it equally pleases the girl parade as well! Enhanced Battery life of SONY MDR XB950B1 is an added bonus for travellers like me, who prefer listening to …

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Go BIGO Live And Earn Money

May 31, 2017
Mr Eric Lu attends the meet-up in India-min

We all are aware of the ongoing ‘LIVE’ streaming trend that’s catching up with almost everyone who is on the digital social front. While Facebook and Instagram offers seamless streaming experience for viewers and an easy-to-operate going LIVE option for those who entitle towards being a part of this digital trend. As must as the idea is enticing, all the efforts that go behind going live goes waste as soon as you go offline. Of course, it gives you leverage in terms of digital presence, being notified about to your friend list and also gaining you some followers if you opt going live from your business page. But what about earning anything out of it? NADA! BIGO LIVE is a mobile-broadcasting app available for both Android and iOS users, letting users live-stream and watch real-time performances, interactions and podcasts by broadcasters anytime of the day. BIGO LIVE, through real-time interaction and video streaming, allows users to live broadcast their talent and connect with their fans and other talented broadcasters as well as follow interesting broadcasters. The company recently announced the introduction of VLOG, a Video recording feature on its app at the India meet-up in Delhi.  BIGO LIVE boasts of over 100 mn registered users globally. So if you’ve got a unique talent that needs to be heard about, then BIGO Live is the platform for you. BIGO Live not only provides a platform for people to showcase their talent, but if one is good at it, BIGO also offers paid module so that the artists can earn while showcasing their talent as well. This great initiative to monetise real-time video broadcasting makes it possible for people across India and Asia, to share their talent from any small town to bigger cities of the zone. Talking on his maiden visit …

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