Tag: brass

Soumya and Satish’s Beautiful Abode in California

It’s a warm hello from Soumya and Satish, all the way from California today as they show us their beautiful and tastefully-decorated home, with treasures from India and paintings and knickknacks from around the world. With two growing boys – a preteen and a teen, Soumya says she prefers not […]


A lifestyle villa located in an old Mangalorean tiled home {Ira Spa}

The absolutely charming view of the house from the entrance. On my morning walk in a quiet, nondescript bylane in Cascia, Mangalore, I spotted a lovely yellow house in the old Colonial style, with pillars, tiled roofs, et al. The signboard said Ira Spa. I was intrigued, and when I […]


‘Meenakshi’s Lamp’ by Sudha Ganapathi {Diwali Special}

Sudha Ganapathi is based in Mumbai and her blog My Favourite Things talk about travel, books and music. Her true story titled “Meenakshi’s Lamp” was recently featured on the Deccan Chronicle. I loved it so much that I requested her to share an excerpt on The Keybunch as our Diwali […]


Online Shopping Site Review 4 – PepperFry.com

Mumbai based Pepperfry.com, an online store that sells lifestyle products,  was co-founded by Ambareesh Murty and Ashish Shah, both ex eBay employees.   I have long been a shopper at PepperFry. I remember my first purchase from their store was a baby high chair picked up for a dear friend’s newborn […]


Awesome Ahmedabad:Old city, Flea market and Law Garden evening market

I spent a lovely Easter weekend at Ahmedabad with close family, and it was a delightful trip. Old Ahmedabad with its gorgeous architecture is a photographer’s delight. In 1947, Mahmud Begada, the grandson of Ahmed Shah (the Sultan who founded the city) fortified the city with an outer wall with […]