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 →

Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation.

  Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Ocean Conference to halt ocean degradation. Elsie Gabriel The UN Oceans Conference opened with the announcement that the United States would exit the Paris Agreement and closed with reaffirmations from the rest of the world to press ahead with their climate plans and a historic Call To Action on conserving marines systems for sustainable development. But climate and ocean are inextricably linked. Can climate change and the ocean crisis be addressed without the world’s largest economy? Leaders from small islands, places most vulnerable to climate…continue reading →

Anida adds her mesmerizing tunes to the Persian cuisines at Sodabottleopnerwala Powai Mumbai

 What better offering of authentic Persian gourmet to the SodaBottleOpenerWala by the Olive group at Powai Mumbai, than Anidas experience of her rich Iranian bonding with these cuisines. Have known Anida for the last 25 years and yes we girls aren't telling, we are one of those forever Young lot who keep evolving and creating one milestone after another. The singing sensational girl still looks anything between 21 to 35 and now that should keep you guessing. She played a perfect host to serving and ordering one dish after another for us all…continue reading →

Squirrel Monkeys of the Amazon Forests. Wilderness is where I belong…..Elsie Gabriel

Squirrel Monkeys of the Amazon Forests. Wilderness is where I belong.....Elsie Gabriel   Researching this Cebidae primate was over whelming. These common squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) at the Rio Negro, Amazon near Manaus, Brazil; were the friendliest lot I had ever seen. May be they found something in common with me, after all. The Amazon forest in South America is the most fascinating store house of the worlds carbon kingdom, you could ever imagine. It is an intricate archipelago of narrow green ribbons of forest, punctuated by the Amazon river and its tributaries.If…continue reading →

Life is a Cachaca!! When in Rio Brazil don’t forget the Cachaca!

  Life is a Cachaca!! Elsie Gabriel   I kept staring at the ‘Cachaca’ in front of me....and guess what I kept thinking about?? Is sugarcane a fruit or a vegetable!! Hah, gottcha.... I was on my second glass now and guess what I was thinking about?? Why don’t they make this in India!! We have so much sugarcane in India and may be I could think of making Cachaca!! Well let me tell ya.. I was in the middle of the Amazon jungle tropical hotel, with beautiful soothing music around , all…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 →

If in Rajasthan Jaipur do visit the JLF! Jaipur Lit Festival. Magnificent Winter WORLD CLASS Festival of India.

                                                                                                      If in Rajasthan Jaipur do visit the JLF! Jaipur Lit Festival. Whether you are a literary buff or not, this festival is a world festival right in the heart of India, so do not miss it for the world if you are near Jaipur, India during the month of January. Infact the Northern Delhi Jaipur Rajasthan triangle Indian tours are the very best during winters. This happens every mid week of January,so ensure you get your dose of world class music, food and literary culture all in one under this very colourful literary…continue reading →

Climate Change Karma! All am asking as a Climate Reality Mentor, is be vigilant and be the change! Happy Greener 2017!

Climate Change Karma! Elsie Gabriel Climate change is here and it’s occurring faster than expected in many ways. Nothing new, right? But we still have deniers! 2016 saw many milestones the world over, in the advocacy in climate change and its fight to stop its surge. But it saw an equal amount, if not more, disasters and global warming patterns making 2016 one of the hottest years to be recorded in history according to WMD [World Meteorological Department]. The balance is still not set. The fight is not strong enough. The tug of…continue reading →
Natural hops offering flavorful brews! Barking Deer. Mumbai.

Natural hops offering flavorful brews! Barking Deer. Mumbai.

Natural hobs offering flavorful brews! Barking Deer. Mumbai.     Ever heard of the Flying Pig! Well you will find it at the Barking Deer in Mumbai! Brewed in the traditional Belgian style, the wit bier is the perfect thirst chilled quencher for a toasty warm Mumbai day. It is brewed with 2-row pilsner malt and a large portion of malted wheat. This wheat lends a “tangy” flavour and light palate to the beer, it is full of herbs flavours with the addition of fresh orange peel, coriander seed and cumin. Very refreshingly natural.…continue reading →

Grand Hyatt Mumbai brings Germanys OctobierFest to Mumbai. #grandhyattmumbai #grandoktobierfest

If you can not go to Germany with your busy schedules, no worries The Grand Hyaat Mumbai brings Germany to you! I was glad to attend the October Beer festival here where Consul Anja Klos, Consulate of Germany in Mumbai officially declared the #GrandOctoBierFest 2016 open. You will find Germanys biggest Food, Fun and Beer festival right here in the heart of our own city of Mumbai, at the Grand Hyatt hotel from the 14th to the 23 rd of October 2016.Join in the fun and cheer with the Oktobier fest tents authentically coloured in…continue reading →