A brief getaway at Gateway Varkala IHCL SeleQtions

Trivandrum is blessed to have two world-famous beach towns nearby, Kovalam and Varkala. Varkala has some of the best pristine beaches in Kerala, but unlike Kovalam beach, Varkala Beach is a cliff beach. Varkala is just about 50 kms from Trivandrum but the drive would take at least an hour and a half through the narrow stretch of road that we call NH 66. However, the last 12 kms or so after deviating from the highway is really good as you reach Varkala town.

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Home brewed Beet Kvass, a healthy probiotic drink

Kvass is a traditional fermented beverage with its origin in Russia. This drink is very popular in the Eastern European countries which were part of the former USSR and especially in Russia, Kvass is supposed to be more popular than other carbonated drinks. Kvass is classified as a ‘non-alcoholic’ beverage as the alcohol content from fermentation is typically low. Continue reading…

SAIL Mediclaim renewal: options and instructions

It is that time of the year when ex-employees of Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and its steel plants like Bhilai (BSP), Rourkela (RSP), Bokaro, Durgapur, Salem, etc; are anxious to renew their medical insurance under the SAIL Mediclaim Scheme.

This year, SAIL has offered a number of options to its members for making the payment of their contribution of insurance premium: Continue reading…