Menaka’s Choice by Kavita Kane – Book Review

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Kavita Kane is an author who writes about the less spoken about women in Indian mythology. In her latest book she speaks about Menaka, an apsara, who is a strong, beautiful, smart, talented, warm, caring woman.

I’ll be honest, the only thing I knew about Menaka before I read this book was that she was sent by Indra, the King of Gods to seduce and disturb Vishwamitra’s penance. Vishwamitra, who was an ambitious king and later took to the path of becoming a sage to become the Brahmarishi. This book was an eye opener. It made me more knowledgeable about the celestial beings called the Apsara.

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My Envy Box February 2016

There are a few things which make people jump up and down with excitement, even when they are down with fever and for me it is anything to do with beauty. I just received my first Envy box.  I don’t know what took me so long to subscribe for one.

Envy Box February 2016

The February edition of My Envy Box is in collaboration with one of the luxury Ayurveda brands – Forest Essentials. Forest Essentials is celebrating their 15th anniversary in India. The box has 5 sample products from the brand.

The box in itself is very beautiful. It’s a white box with watercolor peacock motif on the top which is absolutely stunning. There are 5 travel size samples in the box.

 

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A snapshot of first day at Santosa!

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We checked in to the W Santosa this afternoon. Had an amazing welcome with a great refreshing drink. We were welcomed in our room by amazing chocolates! We spent our evening walking by the Quayside Isle followed by dinner at one of the many restaurants at Quayside Isle.

I will do a detailed post when I’m back from the holiday with more pictures.