The best of Weekender: Game of Thrones - a SWOT analysis, a trip to wine country and the best eco getaways for the summer

This weekend, we learn all about wine pairing, how to create beautiful morning rituals and why Turtle Pond might be the perfect destination for your next vacation

18th May 2019
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Are you wondering who will sit on the Iron Throne? We are talking about Game of Thrones Season 8, of course. As the famous series reaches its epic conclusion, the only question in the minds of all GoT enthusiasts, is, "Who will be the claimant of the throne as the final credits of the final season roll?"


Fans have been speculating on the directions the plot might take for months now and many names have been tossed about, so we did the next best thing. We created a SWOT analysis on the characters to see who fits the bill best. Check out our theories before the big day of the final episode of the series.


Game of Thrones is at the cusp of its final episode

Summer is here, and blazing hot as usual, but just before the monsoon arrives, why not take a quick holiday to an eco-friendly destination.


Did you know that there is a wealth of eco-getaways you can choose from? Right from Uravu Bamboo Village and Shola Shack in Kerala to Turtle Pond in Coorg, Soreena Farms in Chikmagalur and Nook & Cranny in Coonoor, there are plenty of options out there this summer.


Check out all the choices that Wandertrails, a company which believes in sustainable tourism, has to offer.


Nook & Cranny, an eco-getaway

If you love wines and enjoy a flute of white wine as much as a glass of red, read our story about our very own trip to wine country. We got to explore Grover Zampa vineyard, located at the foot of Nandi Hills, which has been producing wine in this facility for the past three decades.


They produce different versions of Red, White, Rose, and Sparkling wine and what’s more, they’ve just added three new wines to their repertoire.


From the tour of the winery, to the Masterclass on how to pair wines, the tour was both educative and enjoyable. Read all the details in our story on a wine lover’s paradise.


The vineyards at the foot of Nandi Hills

So, how do you spend your mornings? Do you rush through breakfast and race into the shower in order to get to work on time? It is about time you slowed down. The best way to begin is to start some morning rituals of your own.


Soak in the sunlight every morning

We’ve got some tips for you on how to get started and how to make sure that your mornings are calm, beautiful and reflective, and will lead to a highly productive day.


Work can take up most of your day, which often means physical exercise takes a back seat. It is so easy to take our bodies for granted when we’re on the move, rushing to take that flight, or jet-setting to a different city every week.


Learn some yoga moves to do at work

It’s important to get some respite every day and you can begin by trying out these yoga exercises. Find out more in our story on the best asanas to feel rejuvenated all day.


If you’ve been the Bar Stock Exchange in Bengaluru, you might want to know more about Co-owner, Mihir Desai of Corum Hospitality who is behind this venture. With an insight into the food and beverage industry and trends that work, Mihir has always been an entrepreneur ever since his college days and has completed a bartending course in London as well.


He tells us about his ideas of perfect happiness, his greatest indulgences, his highest achievements and much more. As for his life motto, he lives by the simple maxim – ‘Be unstoppable, embrace new developments and grow day by day’.



Also read: ‘Believe in yourself to enhance your life every day’: Pankaj Gupta, restaurateur

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