In a world pacing towards hi-tech cities, bullet trains, and an ocean of modernities, it’s hard to imagine any space celebrating the nation’s ancient customs and rituals. Yet, look close enough and you’ll find pockets of peace trotting along this very train of thought. At Kaya Kalp—The Royal Spa at ITC Royal Bengal—a cultural heritage in itself— healing stones, soothing music, and the gentle hands of therapists take you back to simpler times. Some of the world’s most precious stones and metals like diamonds, rubies, gold, and platinum join hands at this wellness sanctuary, allowing you to reap benefits of yesteryears, without having to compromise on luxury. Here, a ‘dance of elements’ takes you on a journey of rejuvenation, giving you a glimpse of life’s secret symphonies.
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Bike The Bay In Santa Monica
When beach calls, go to Santa Monica and treat yourself with a healthy dose of life. Californian yoga, vegan cuisine and fresh air, the beach city of Los Angeles has got it all covered. Rent a bike or just walk it off—it’s up to you. Speaking to Misti Kerns, President and CEO, Santa Monica Travel and Tourism, we came across the must visit places for your next trip.
All For That Bridal Blush
Having 12 years of experience in the field of nutrition and diet counselling, health and lifestyle coach, Dr Archana Batra believes that a tailored health routine packed with balanced nutritional diets and workout sessions, is all that a would-be bride needs for that gorgeous glow on her dream day. Here she spills the beans on the beauty secrets all future brides must know by heart.
In Her Element
Just four years into the industry, and Bollywood’s gritty star Bhumi Pednekar has taken on many forms—an overweight bride, a lust-worthy maid, and even an elderly sharpshooter. In an exclusive chat with asiaSpa India, she gives us a glimpse into her formerly unseen avatar—speaking about her love for superfoods, Pilates and massages.
Swedish beauty brand Oriflame is continuously striving towards making their products environment-friendly. Frederic Widell, VP and Head of South Asia, and MD of Oriflame India talks about sustainability in beauty practices, worldwide trends, and new design collaborations.
The Journey Within
Dr Arun Pillai, Wellness Director, Dharana at Shillim, decodes the many facets of sustainable wellness, and talks about upcoming trends.
Healing Of The Yesteryears
Draped in luxury, travel back in time with therapies of the simpler times at Kaya Kalp—The Royal Spa, ITC Royal Bengal.
The Pursuit Of Happiness
Faraway in the mountains of the Eastern Himalayas, the luxurious Six Senses Bhutan is bringing a bouquet of holistic wellness services to the world’s happiest country. Join in for a retreat of the body, mind and soul.
Wellness, The Holistic Way
With their new integrative medical services and a range of intensive wellness immersions, Amanpuri in Phuket guarantees complete nourishment of body and soul.
An authentic Ayurveda experience depends on a variety of factors. We take a look behind the scenes.
Finland and its beauteous landscapes are fascinating, mesmerising and unforgettable.
THE ANIMAL-HUMAN CONFLICT
RAJESH MENON is a wildlife photographer and environmental conservationist living in North India. Here he shares some ideas for solutions to the animalhuman conflicts that are apparent in all regions of the world today.
Passion and Love for Community
Dr. Prakash Tyagi is the executive director of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), an NGO dedicated to working in impoverished rural regions of India, including the Thar desert, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Bundelkhand. In part 2 of this interview with Kashish Kalwani, he speaks about how things have changed due to the pandemic and the importance of passion and love for community.
India Is on a Tear
Massive modernization presents opportunities for investors.
Ola's Scooter Factory Isn't Making Many Scooters
Trouble at such a high-profile project is a bad sign for India’s electric vehicle industry
Love, Non-violence, and Truth
DR. PRAKASH TYAGI is the Executive Director of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), an NGO dedicated to working in impoverished rural regions of India, including the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Bundelkhand. In part 1 of this interview with KASHISH KALWANI, he speaks about applying the Gandhian principles of love, non-violence, and truth to support communities in need.
WISDOM FROM MY FATHER
The tempo 1 was ready to depart. It was a short 30-minute journey from Bhatkal to Uppunda, a sleepy village in coastal Karnataka, India. My father, sister, and I were traveling together.
GM's Exit From India Hits a Roadblock
The long-delayed sale of its plants to a Chinese company faces local labor and political opposition
ELIZABETH DENLEY has been a student of both science and spirituality all her life. Trained as a scientist, she turned her field of inquiry and research skills to the field of meditation and spirituality after starting the Heartfulness practices in the late 80s. Here she shares some thoughts on the importance of selfacceptance.
The New Storytelling:We Are All Indigenous Global Citizens
WAKANYI HOFFMAN is a Global Education Specialist and founder of the African Folktales Project. In Part 2 of her interview with SARA BUBBER, Wakanyi shares the value of storytelling, passing down wisdom through generations, her Kikuyu culture, and how we are all indigenous global citizens.
The Vaccine's Last Mile Problem
India is racing to vaccinate its villages, including many in remote and desperately poor areas where suspicion of the government’s motives runs deep