Watch | How is Thiruvananthapuram’s signature halwa made?

How is Thiruvananthapuram’s signature halwa made? Did you know that Thiruvananthapuram has a signature halwa? Meet a family from Kadakkavoor, Thiruvananthapuram, who have been carrying forward a cherished legacy of making signature homemade halwa for over four decades At Chekkalavilakom junction, nestled behind the now-defunct Kadakkavoor market is “Sheeja Nivas,” known as “Halwa Veedu,” where…

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Omega Seamaster is going 20,000 feet below

Omega has been crafting watches for the deep blue sea since the early 1930s. Almost a century later, they are still intrigued by its expanse and secrets and are on a mission to explore them all.  The latest rendition of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep is actually made in grade 5 titanium, but…

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Sampling traditional flavours of Singapore with Theobroma

Kainaz Messman Harchandra To celebrate ‘Taste Obsession’, Singapore’s curated pop-up for the Indian audience, Theobroma has put out an exclusive curated menu inspired by Singaporean flavours. Kainaz Messman Harchandrai, co-founder and creative director of Theobroma, created Singapore- inspired desserts and other favourites including a Tong Heng-inspired egg tart with Chef Ana Fong with pineapple tarts,…

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As part of the Jaipur royal family’s social enterprise, The PDKF Store is reimagining block prints for a modern audience. Gauravi Kumari, at its helm, tells us how

Gauravi Kumari and Claire Deroo with the artisans of PDKF | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Gauravi Kumari from the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur was 14 when her mother, the now Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Diya Kumari, launched her namesake Princess Diya Kumari Foundation (PDKF) a decade ago. The aim was (and continues to…

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Watches and Wonders 2022 | 5 dream watches

Clockwise from left: Vacheron Constantin, Ferdinand Berthoud, and Van Cleef & Arpels Geneva’s hostile snowy weather this last week was surprising for April but the razzle dazzle, as expected, was inside the Palexpo with its swish booths and jewelled timepieces. At the week-long Watches and Wonders 2022, which saw 22,000 visitors (including 1000 journalists), the…

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The remarkable surge of interest in plotted developments is an outcome of the pandemic

Plotted developments present a compelling investment option: low initial expenditure and the potential for substantial future returns.  | Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto In a recent trend, real estate developers in India have a new investment of choice: plotted developments. These residential projects, essentially curated individual plots of land, offer unique advantages that have captured the…

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