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Perfect Home, Perfect Chai, Perfect Weather!

  While in Kotagiri, perched high in the Nilgiris, most evenings the talk turns to tea, the weather and the prices of green leaves in Kotagiri. Nothing much has changed. Tea is still top dog.  A small difference though, planters these days are not English, Scottish or Irish; they are Tamilian, Kannada, or Malayalee.  The story of tea from the Nilgiris has been told numerous times and yet it hasn’t lost its charm. Nilgiris tea is generally described as being a dark, intensely aromatic, fragrant and flavoured tea grown in the southern portion of the Western Ghats Mountains of Southern India. Nilgiri tea has …

Isprava pays tribute to former Chief Justice PN Bhagwati

  We would like to pay tribute to Isprava’s ex-director, former chief justice PN Bhagwati. The 17th Chief Justice of India Bhagwati remained on the highest judicial post between July 1985 and December 1986. He was a former Chief Justice of the Gujarat HC and was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court in July 1973. A pioneer of judicial activism, he introduced the concept of PIL and was responsible for several important rulings on issues related to fundamental rights. Chief Justice PN Bhagwati passed away on Thursday 15th June 2017 after a brief illness at the age of 95 years. His legacy …

Charmed by Chepstow Hall

  Surrounded by lush greenery, tea plantations and soaring mountain peaks, Chepstow Hall transports you to the very lap of the verdant Nilgiris. With nature in abundance, the 1,700-sq.mt tea estate in Coonoor is built with Saxon architectural themes and classic English design, paying tribute to India’s colonial heritage. Set one foot on the property and you will find yourself time-travelling to a past where British aristocracy summered at Coonoor. The four-bedroom estate is replete with antique furniture and artefacts sourced from palaces and mansions in India and Europe, creating a decidedly colonial ambience with a strong sense of Indian-ness. …

Isprava and the Italian Job

  Isprava homes are often regarded not just as architectural marvels but also as works of art. For people working in highly creative spaces, sitting at the drawing board can be both frustrating and exhilarating. Recognizing the importance of inspiration in the creative process, Isprava travels around the world to soak in some architectural beauty and artistic genius. #IspravaTravels Our sales head Rohit Taparia spent almost the whole of May 2017 travelling around Italy, visiting places that go back many millennia. The Italians take their buildings as seriously as they take their cheese and wine. He encountered cities and sights …

Sourcing History through Decor

While the overall construction and radiant façade of Isprava homes set them apart in the luxury real estate sector, it’s the finesse with which each home is uniquely decorated that makes them so precious to the discerning eye. The Isprava team travels across India sourcing furniture from ancient palaces and mansions that make it to the palatial homes and villas that they create for their luxe clientele. Andrew, who believes that the roots, legend and lineage of the furniture make them timeless, says, “Our thought process while sourcing furniture is to transport one back to the grandeur of the past, …