Win Rs.1lakh in Manipal Hospitals’ “Seize the Story” short film contest

A picture is worth a thousand words they say. And a short film is worth a thousand (or more!) pictures! Short films are a powerful medium to talk about a gripping subject and make an impact in a short time frame. In this digital age of short attention spans and busy lives, people don’t have the patience to sit through a lengthy documentary to understand the importance of health in our life. That’s why it was encouraging to see one of the top hospitals in India promote a short film contest to make people aware of the health issues we are facing in our frantic lifestyles now a days.

Manipal Hospitals is part of the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) who are pioneers in the field of education and healthcare delivery. They are one of the leading hospitals in India. The focus at Manipal Hospitals is to develop an affordable multi-specialty healthcare framework through its entire delivery spectrum and further extend it to homecare too. They have launched a Short Film contest called “Seize the story” where they want to promote healthy living by showcasing interesting stories in Short Film format so that it connects to the larger audience in the society.

The topics on which you can make the short films are:

1) No Smoking – Showcase the evil effects of Smoking and how you can encourage someone to give it up
2) Road Safety – Showcase how and why you need to be careful on the roads
3) Depression – Showcase how someone can be battling depression and trying to get out of it
4) Drug Abuse – Showcase the dark side of the society and how we must avoid it
5) Eye Donation – Showcase one of the most honorable donation in the world
6) Cancer – Showcase how people can combat this disease and get out of it rather than giving up

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Comfortable & affordable stay at Seasons Bangkok Huamark

Recently stayed at The Seasons Bangkok Huamark which is a value for money hotel in Bangkok. It is located on Soi Ramkhamhaeng just off the main road.

The Seasons Bangkok Huamark offers value-for-money accommodation that is relatively close to the Suvarnabhumi airport, within easy reach of main areas in the town and also to night markets and malls. The Ramkhamhaeng Shopping Centre is just 100 meters from the hotel.

The hotel has around 8 stories in which there are almost 255 rooms which are decorated in contemporary style and in pleasant colors. The rooms are cosy and inviting for a young family of 3 or a couple.

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Paradise in Phuket – Angsana Laguna Phuket

Phuket in the South of Thailand is definitely one of the best vacation spots in the world for it’s wonderful weather almost throughout the year and of course the amazing beauty of the nature which you can see here specially the pristine beaches.

Not just beaches,  but you can also see Lagoons where some beautiful hotel properties have come up. One of the prime ones is Angsana Laguna Phuket which is located near Bang Tao beach. It is just about 20 minutes drive from Phuket airport or Phuket town but it’s definitely a world apart as you will feel you have landed in paradise!

What I loved was the fact that all cottages and rooms are situated within the Lagoon which snakes through the entire property. There are regular boats inside the Lagoon which takes you on rounds across the property as some of the dining options and the sea are a bit far away.

When we reached there, we were given a traditional welcome by Angsana Laguna Phuket team who are very helpful and hardworking. Their hospitality and customer service was quite commendable and they also tied us a kind of friendship band to showcase gratitude to us.

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Chef Marou creates magic at Alto Vino Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield

Recently was invited to the specialty Italian restaurant in Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield called Alto Vino. The special occasion was because Chef Marou had recently taken over Alto Vino and was going to create some magical recipes for a select few.

Alto Vino has authentic trattoria-style Italian food. It is one of the top Italian restaurants in Bangalore and Chef Marou has got in lot of freshness to the menu.

We interacted with Chef Marou who is a very pleasant and fun loving person. He explained that each of his recipes were from a different region of Italy. He has brought in a lot of home made recipes into the menu at Alto Vino.

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b Cafe at Shangri-La brings the world on your platter!

One of the best hospitality brands in Asia, Shangri-La opened doors recently in Bangalore. I have been fortunate enough to be part of the pre-opening, opening and now reviews of the restaurants!

Was invited to a special bloggers table at b Cafe, their all day dining restaurant which is undoubtedly the biggest restaurant in Bangalore with huge space and lots of space both indoor and outdoor.

Chefs Antonio Tardi and Rounak Kinger personally took care of our requests and cooked up a wonderful meal for us. They were very jovial and interacted with us and explained the significance behind each of the dishes served to us.

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