All I want for Christmas is a Greener planet!

Unfortunately the year end festive season brings on immense realities of climate change, it comes at a high price in environment terms, rise in temperatures, flash floods, droughts, lesser and lesser rainfall each year and vanishing winter among others. Going Green beginning this Christmas would be a good start. Christmas is the season of celebrating, gifting, relaxing and indulging, and it’s certainly not the most eco-friendly time of year. With the added strain on landfills and extra CO2 emissions that rise during the Christmas period, the festive season is one of the most…continue reading →

The Bong French Connection! Mustard , Mumbai’s brand new Bong-French gourmet offering!

Ofcourse mustards are perfect on salads, vegetables,hot dogs and sandwiches, or in your favorite recipes but at the Atria Mall in Worli Mumbai, the brand new Mustard restaurant takes this condiment to a whole new sophisticated level. With Spicy Brown, Yellow Mustard, Stone Ground Dijon, herbal and Honey Mustard varieties,this Bong French restaurant has flavors to dress up every meal. Step into Mustard and experience why it is making news in the gourmet world, becoming one of the most treasured and popular cuisine attractions near the Worli seaface. Settle into a table overlooking…continue reading →

#Hashtag quick bites here in Mumbai

Meet the Hashtag owners right here in Saki Naka Mumbai! Harshad Menon AnuPam Rawal Take a bow, you both chose a fantastic place to showcase the pastries and savory quick bites, right in the middle of a highly saturated office area also surrounded by huge mega residential complexes. I loved the place. No fuss. Food on the roll. Good portions. Clean presentations. Quality cutlery. Easy Atmosphere.   Everything in quick bites and take aways, from overloaded burgers to pizzas, pastas to cheese fries, you have it #Hashtag. A cozy place, upbeat decor and…continue reading →

Baptized in the same river as Jesus, is the biggest milestone in a Christian believers life!

Baptized in the same river as Jesus, is the biggest milestone in a Christian believers life! My Spiritual Journey to Jordan! To be baptized in the same place where Jesus was baptized, is an everlasting spiritual experience for the people of the Christian faith. It is not only a celebration of one’s own baptism, renewal of vows but also a celebration of Jesus’s life. Jordan is very special to me. Jordan is part of the “Holy Land”, its religious sites include the Baptismal place of Jesus on the banks of the River Jordan.…continue reading →

Are your Travels leaving behind sustainable footprints? World Tourism Day celebrates Sustainable Tourism.

Are your Travels leaving behind sustainable footprints? If there’s one proactive way to appreciate Mother Earth it’s by exploring it. Which is why the tourism industry has begun to tap into the greater research of supporting environmental sustainability while offering tourists deeper ecological insightful adventures at the world’s most pristine destinations. As the popularity of Sustainable tourism and Ecotourism grows the aim is to educate more travelers,about environmental awareness and conservation involved in sustainable tourism. We as travelers must tread upon our planet very delicately . Although we contribute immensely through our travels,…continue reading →

Via Dolorosa with Paul Siqueira -The Man on a mission.

Via Dolorosa with Paul Siqueira -The Man on a mission. Elsie Gabriel The Via Dolorosa in Israel, is the path Jesus walked from the area of Pontius Pilate’s sentencing to Golgotha ,the actual location of the crucifixion and is the most reverend  Christian journey  in the whole world. I relived these steps of JESUS!                        Paul Siqueira, the lay missionary as I call him, is living the word of God with every trail to the Holy Land through Zion Tours and Travels. Paul is on his 45th call to the Holy Land. I strongly…continue reading →

Come with me on the artsy bohemian graffiti trail in Sao Paulo.

Come with me on the artsy bohemian graffiti trail in Sao Paulo.   Elsie Gabriel   A visit to Sao Paulo's Vila Madalena district and the colorful Batman Alley will leave you astounded. You will get to see all sorts of informal patterns of street art flourishing artistic expressions written literally on the walls. These street artistic offerings spell freedom, and are present in official public spaces such as walls, subways, playgrounds and soccer fields. Vila Madalena breathes culture. Vila Madalena streets offer their walls to graffiti as an transforming art, constantly inviting re-painting,…continue reading →

Watch the ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ the sequel . Lets rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis.

Watch the 'An Inconvenient Truth' the sequel . Lets rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis. Elsie Gabriel   "When 'An Inconvenient Truth' the sequel premiered in Cannes, I learned something I did not know before. Film is the most effective medium to deliver a message," said Al Gore former vice president of USA and chief of Climate Reality Project about the launch of the sequel to the Inconvenient truth. “Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis. But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to…continue reading →

Wetlands, mangroves, flamingoes education tours to study climate change.

World Wetlands day Nature Trail Project by Young Environmentalists Programme.   Over 100 visitors joined the World Wetlands Mangrove trail at the creeks in Bhandup and Airoli to mark the occasion of the World Wetlands day. World wetland day is celebrated every year all across the world to commemorate the Convention on Wetlands means the Ramsar Convention which was held on 2nd of February in 1971 in the city of Ramsar, Iran at the Caspian Sea coasts. It was started celebrating for the first time in the year 1997. The theme for the…continue reading →

Mumbai gifted with a Green Bishop by Pope- Bishop Allwyn D’Silva.

Mumbai gifted with a Green Bishop by Pope- Bishop Allwyn D’Silva.   Elsie Gabriel   The Vatican announced the appointment of two new auxiliary Bishops in December 2016, Fr Allwyn D'Silva and Fr. Barthol Barretto, for the archdiocese of Bombay. Fr Allwyn, 69, is serving as parish priest of St. John the Baptist Church, Thane. Actively involved in environmental concerns, he is also secretary of the Climate Change Desk of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC). His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Allwyn D’Silva, of the Clergy of Bombay, who was…continue reading →