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Why white people wearing black hairdos is not a good idea

The author feels that hairstyles used by Black people should not be used by white people as a gimmick. She feels it is a wrong way of cultural appropriation. The hairstyle only calls attention to Black culture, but not to the racist violence taking Black lives. Mimicking their hairstyle also show.....

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How to avoid awkward situations in a relationship

New relationship brings excitement and hope. Many unnecessary tensions can lead you into trouble. Some precautions are: Avoiding some circumstances like planning your wedding yourself, judging others that generate pessimistic reaction and talking about your ex or your lovers’ ex all creates.....

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Making lehenga shopping a better experience

Lehengas makes the bride beautiful, but shopping for it is troublesome. It makes the brides confused and adds stress. Some tips to make it easier are: Buy the lehengas in a reasonable budget, visit more shops and analyse the varieties and prices and choose pertinent colours and trends that matche.....

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Yummy dessert recipe for ice cream lovers

The ones with a sweet tooth will love this new recipe in town. Burritos made from cotton candy and ice cream is the new creative dessert that seems too good to be true. The recipe is quite easy; all you need is some cotton candy, ice cream and toppings. The ice cream and flavours covered by the c.....

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Enjoy the weekend in Bangalore, Mumbai or Delhi

Here are some cool places to visit and unwind this weekend: Farmer’s market, Blindfold restaurant and Heritage Winery tour in Bangalore. Enjoy Japanese food at Hello Guppy, pay a tribute to the Elvis party, yoga workshop and try the new menu in Smoke House, in Mumbai. Van Gogh’s paint.....

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Neha Dhupia’s wardrobe gave away her good news

After actors Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi got married in a hush-hush ceremony on May 11th, the ecstatic couple announced the news of their pregnancy in an adorable post with Neha flaunting her baby bump. Check out her recent sartorial choices that had hidden her baby bump in stylish ways; kaftans, .....

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Women Embarq on solo women’s drive to Thailand

Overland Touring Company Embarq, helmed by Sujal and Medha is organising a solo women’s drive from October 20- November 4, this year, starting from Guwahati, India and ending in Bangkok, Thailand. This will cover a total distance of 2800km, a pioneering trip as it is the 1st all women trip,.....

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Have a perfect vacation with your partner

Get rejuvenated and spruce up your love life with a couple holiday. While resorts provide the right romantic ambiance, make sure you personalize the setting. Plan surprises and spend time together doing stuff you would never do at home. Switch off gadgets, indulge in new activities. Check out off.....

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Be aware of gym etiquette

Be aware of gym etiquette like basic manners one learns in kindergarten. Never invade other members’ privacy or poke fun at them ever. Wipe down equipment after use. Share equipment with others. Avoid loud grunts and sounds. Give others their space, don’t chat while working out. Ask p.....

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Can Fashion Solve the Planet’s Plastic Woes?

2018 seems to be the year when recycled plastic captures the collective imagination of clothing labels. Stockholm-based brand Gant launched the Beacons Project to create garments made with Tech Prep containing upcycled ocean plastic. Many mainstream fashion brands are now doing this. Designing wi.....

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Autumn Fashion 2018: Five Key Trends to Follow

As summer is cooling off, it seems the perfect time to cast our thoughts forward to the incoming new fashion season. Autumn 2018 comes with a batch of fresh ideas and style. From the best coats to the boots to be seen in, the catwalk motifs can be taken to the streets. The only question to ask yo.....

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To add to not add ice in wine, answers experts

Answering the tricky question on whether it is okay to put ice in wine, Kimberly Prokoshyn, head sommelier at New York City’s Scampi, opines that diluting wine is almost certain to remove all of what makes the wine special. Pinot Grigio advises to put red wine in the fridge for 30 minutes b.....

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To add to not add ice in wine, answers experts

Answering the tricky question on whether it is okay to put ice in wine, Kimberly Prokoshyn, head sommelier at New York City’s Scampi, opines that diluting wine is almost certain to remove all of what makes the wine special. Pinot Grigio advises to put red wine in the fridge for 30 minutes b.....

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Kajol’s fashion faux pas with print-on-print outfit

Kajol was spotted in a basic grey irregular-print shirt and a striped-print long skirt, during the promotion of her new film Helicopter Eela. The diva’s print-on-print look was a total disaster with both prints standing out abnormally and making the combination look very gaudy. It would hav.....

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Monisha Jaising to design for the LFW Grand Finale

Monisha Jaising to showcase her designs at the grand finale of the prestigious Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2018. The theme for this year’s Lakme collection is ‘Shades of  a Diva’ and her collection is entirely based on that. Her collection showcases a mix of effortles.....

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These are the romantic places in Delhi for dating

A first date is always special. A beautiful place with the right mood and ambience is important for a romantic first date. Delhi offers really romantic and budget friendly places which are Pho King at Saidul Ajaib with its pondicherry feel, Diggin at Chanakyapuri which is greener and beautiful an.....

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What not to say when your ex is your friend

Maintaining friendly relations with your ex is a difficult task due to emotional reasons. Maintaining a few rules while talking to them is required. Avoid talking about their current romantic life. Better not make them jealous by talking about your current partner. Speaking about past memories an.....

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Study reveals why Indian food is so delicious

Research says that food tastes best when paired with ingredients that share the same flavour. A study by Indian scientists from IIT revealed that Indian cuisine breaks this hypothesis that food with similar flavours tastes better. It revealed that spices like turmeric and pepper play a major role.....

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Outdated fashion rules that are no longer in vogue

Be aware of some rules of fashion that are no longer followed. Women professionals need not stick to neutral tones to be taken seriously. Black and navy can be worn together. Feminine prints are no longer taboo. Light colours are always perfect. Mixing colours and textures of accessories is fine......

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Pune, the most liveable city in India

Union housing and Urban affairs Ministry has reported Pune in Maharastra as the finest living place with art, history, navigation and nightlife. Shaniwarwada, Aga Khan Palace, Parvati Hill, Osho ashram, Shinde Chhatri, Peacock Bay, Mulshi Lake, NDA Khadakwasla, Dam, Pataleshwar and Raja Dinkar Ke.....

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Weaving empowerment and aesthetic to create fashion

Anita Dongre creates contemporary designs that are rooted in traditional Indian craftsmanship. The designer brand strives to ensure authenticity of crafts as well as empowerment of rural artisans. It partners with government agencies, NGOs and panchayats to provide steady employment to skilled ru.....

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Celebrate the Independence Day by travelling

Independence Day reminds us about our freedom fighters and histories. We can make it more meaningful by commemorating this great day by planning a trip to any historical or landmark places. It confers pride for those legends. A visit to your hometown, a trip with friends and a trip to any old age.....

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Which are the best and worst cities in India

An elaborate survey conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs reveals rankings of 111 Indian cities in 15 categories such as governance, health, safety and security, employment, waste management etc. using 78 indicators. Gandhinagar tops the nationwide ranking for best open spaces wh.....

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Ooty: South India’s favourite travel destination

Ooty has much to offer a traveller. It is the greenest of all South India’s places. Lush green trees, hilly mountains and blue lakes are stunning. Trekking to Doddabetta, driving to see the Avalanche and the Emerald lake, the delicious offering at King’s Cliff or Royal Cliff and the t.....

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Designer uniforms for Delhi’s All Women SWAT Team

Thirty Six women commandos were formally inducted to Delhi Police’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit. These north-eastern women donned uniforms, designed by Aashish Soni. The designer said that it took him five months of research in designing the uniform. He also interacted many wome.....

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Madurai, what to not miss and enjoy the place

Madurai is a place, which is known for its striking architecture and dynamic food culture. In Madurai, Meenakshi Temple is colourful with its four gopurams (gates.) It is a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The Tirumalai Nayakkar Palace was built by King Nayaka in 1636 AD with Rajputana archit.....

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How to make your home more organised

It’s always more productive to get organised and de-clutter your home. Having a dedicated clutter-free zone can help to avoid making the entire home a clutter zone. Make a separate space for things often used, so it is easily accessible. Refrain from buying items, which you already have, wh.....

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Establishing communication in a relationship

Communication is an essential tool in relationships. For effective communication, it is important to stick to the issue at hand without flitting between topics. Don’t drag the past in. Do not make allegations and drive people into a corner. Make sure to use a moderate tone instead of shouti.....

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Relationship hacks if you are moved in with your partner

Moving into a new space with your partner whom you have never lived with before can be exciting and stressful. It is important to embrace the changes. The responsibility should be with both the partners what goes on in the home including all tasks. After an argument, have your own cool off spaces.....

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B-town stars who wore denim like a boss

Donning Denim has been one of the trends as the winter approaches. Many celebrities have flaunted the fabric to show that it is one of the most versatile trends. Sonam Kapoor wowed everyone with a ripped denim saree and a white shirt. When Kareena Kapoor wore cropped denim jacket paired with a mi.....

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Things in your house you had been cleaning too much

It is always more good to save some time on cleaning chores which could be spent on other productive activities. Instead of using soap, use hot water and sponge to clean the skillet after using it. Do not go overboard washing your hands as it can kill good germs which are required to build resist.....

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Deserving recognition given to Indian handlooms

Indian handlooms have finally been given a fresh perspective by young designers, in the form of dresses, maxigowns and jumpsuits, and moving away from being restricted to ethnic wear. It is in the process of being more meaningful for today’s generation. As one designer said, India is going .....

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How you can stay cool in summer without the AC

Air conditioning helps keeping you cool in summer, but it inefficiently uses up loads of energy costing lots of money. There are ways to stay cool without it. You need to drink plenty of chilled water keeping your body properly hydrated. Have healthy homemade frozen treats. Refrigerating the shee.....

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Going on a long vacation: Use these packing hacks

You can keep these packing hacks in mind when you’re going on a long vacation: Always carry a big bag to avoid hassles when you travel, especially when handling tickets, passports etc. Always plan your outfits while packing and be frugal with the number of things you pack. Always roll your .....

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How to grow your own lemon tree

For growing a lemon tree, weather condition dictates a lot for its survival. It has to be mobile to move the plant in and out of the house. Meyer is a common chosen strain, which crosses between a lemon and an orange tree. It grows to about 10 feet tall. Meyer lemons are self-pollinating and it p.....

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Tips for monsoon hair care

Monsoon can make your hair limp, lustreless, heavy and frizzy. Here are some expert tips to take care of your hair in monsoon. Shampoo your hair regularly. Apply drops of hair potion on the ends of the hair. If you get wet, be sure to dry your hair. Try tying up your hair to prevent frizz. Go for.....

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How to deal with an ex for a better relationship

Breakups are common, but when an ex wants to get closer, it has to be dealt carefully. Extra care is needed for a strong relationship. Tips include open conversation for a better restart, forgetting past mistakes and moving forward with a good mind, staying together in love and not rushing into a.....

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Use simple sneakers to get the fashion quotient right

Soumen Das from Skechers India and Vijay Pal Singh Johal, Director of Truffle Collection, share tips to pair sneakers and stand out from the crowd. The versatile sneakers can be paired with tulle skirts, cocktail dresses, floral frocks, asymmetrical maxis and pencil skirts to make a statement. We.....

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Encouraging talented girls to bring home the Miss Universe

18 years after becoming India’s second Miss Universe, Lara Dutta is a mentor of sub-contests for Miss Universe, Miss Diva in cities to groom girls for representing India at the international pageant. She feels girls have more opportunities but face more pressure too. She rues the fact that .....

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Catching up with celebrity chef and TV show host Ranveer Bra

Catch up with celebrity chef and host of the show Secrets Behind Food, aired on BBC, Ranveer Brar. He talks about focusing on local Indian grains, quick hacks for monsoon and finds quinoa overrated. He wants to bust the myth about cooking being impossible to master. He rates Guy Martin’s re.....

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Sustainable fashion is vital for the planet, Tarun Tahiliani

While luxury brand Burberry burnt unsold clothing, ace Indian designer Tarun Tahiliani emphasizes on sustainable fashion, by using largely natural ingredients. He says organic fabrics are in vogue while bridal outfits would be contemporary, light, and in pastel shades this wedding season. His lat.....

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Breaking stereotypes through make-up

An international make-up school collaborated with fashion photographer Rohan Shrestha and his school of photography to launch a digital drive that celebrates the triumphs of female professionals in unconventional careers. International hair and make-up artist Marianna Mukuchyan created the look a.....

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Keeping your social media clean will help in applying visa

Border and Immigration officials of different countries keep an eye on the social media profile of all applicants intending to fly to their shores. The applicant’s social media profile lets immigration authorities catch any disparity on the information furnished during the application. And .....

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An offbeat trail in Sikkim brings the land of magic

Sikkim’s regular trip would include essentials like Gangtok, Pelling, Namchi, Yumthang and Nathu La. But it is much more than that if you take the offbeat trail. The village of Dzongu, a 2 hours' drive from Gangtok, has the River Teesta accompanying you all along to Dzongu. Goecha La Tr.....

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Eating on a small plate won’t help reduce weight

A new study contradicts the popular diet trick that filling a smaller plate will make people eat less. According to experts, plate size does not matter as much we think it does. The researchers found people who have not eaten for 3 hours are likely to identify proportion of food on larger and sma.....

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A helpful guide to getting a pet fish for your children

Getting a pet fish for children and keeping them involved will make them more responsible. Before buying the fishes, it is important to determine the size of the fish. Know the pH levels your fish needs. There are chemicals, which raise the level of pH. Getting goldfish for children is more appro.....

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Nail Art ideas by some of the Biggest Fandoms

Nail art has become a persisting beauty trend. From the Bustles July 2018 digital issues, here are some fandoms. 90s TV nostalgia is having its moment. Another strong moment is the animated princesses from Disney Universe. Even horror based fandom has a massive part as a scream-inspired manicure .....

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Making the moving in with your cats easier

Relocating with your pets can be a stressful experience for them. Cats dislike travelling; so, it is important to prepare for the trip ahead to make them stress-free. Make them feel used to the cat carrier well in advance, in order to make the actual trip easier for them. A pheromone spray can be.....

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White wine emoji may soon be a reality

When documenting happy hours on social media in the form of an emoji, existing wine glass emoji depicted as glass of red wine was the only option. Even for white wine, the same had to be used. However, things may be changing with the likely release of highly anticipated white wine emoji. The move.....

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Some useful conscious cooking tips for parents

Baker Mahak Malik explains about conscious cooking i.e. use of local ingredients and amalgamation of nutrients, without compromising on the taste. Simply using good quality fats, quinoa, tapioca etc. help in developing healthy eating habits and provides right nutrition. She also offers the recipe.....

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Amazing things you can do here at Jodhpur

The Blue City, Jodhpur, in Rajasthan offers visitors to marvel in the best Rajput architecture and soak in its vibrant local culture. Exploring the Mehrangarh fort is an amazing thing that you can do. The awesome Umaid Bhawan Palace is a dream wedding venue. You can always try getting an insightf.....

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Tips to understand whether a date is genuine or not

Many people date to find partners for the long run, the stable partner. But how do you know if your date’s genuine or not? If you are hearing what you want to hear, be careful. If your date is more into themselves, its time to move on. If you start getting vague details from them instead of.....

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Try these divine beverages this monsoon

Monsoon is the best time to snuggle under a blanket with a warm beverage nestled between your hands. Golden milk or the Turmeric tea is an upgraded, spicier version of the haldi dhoodh. A single sip of Apple Cinnamon tea can transport you to autumn straight away. You can always go for the spicy h.....

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Living room beautification hacks

Suhasini Reddy, in her column, suggests a few home furnishing tips to beautify your living room. She says that mostly people use wall hangings, decorative pieces and family pictures to add elegance to their home decor. Wall colouring is also a useful hack. Decorative cushions, colourful upholster.....

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Qualities of a trustworthy doctor

A good medical practitioner or doctor is not judged by his qualifications but by the way he interacts with his patients. As the patients' well being is dependent on the doctor, it is his duty to share what will be the likely outcome to the patients or their caretakers. A rational doctor does .....

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Zodiac signs and our phobias are related

People born under Aries, Leo and Sagittarius or Fire Signs are dominating and temperamental. They fear being ignored or Athazagoraphobia. People with Air signs: Aquarius, Gemini and Libra, being idealists by nature fear loss of freedom. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn or Earth Signs are the responsib.....

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Goa is perfect with its monsoon beaches

Goan beaches in the monsoons are quiet, peaceful and soulful and is the best time to enjoy them. Calangute Beach has less people and even less noise now and looks like a painting. Baga beach with its colorful aquatic flora and fauna and shipwrecks is heaven for scuba divers. Palolem beach is a si.....

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Jelly on your nails, monsoon’s hottest beauty trend

Kylie Jenner set off the Jelly Nails trend with her #nailfie with her friend Heather Sanders sporting a pair of neon pink translucent nails with mini-nail swooshes. It is easy to replicate and you can even do it at home. All you need is a pai of clear acryclic tips and glitter nail polish. Fix th.....

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‘The Voice of Fashion’ a website dedicated to couture

The Voice of Fashion website is a digital destination for fashion. The idea was conceived by journalist Shefalee Vasudev, Sundar Raman and Jaspreet Chandok, Head of fashion at IMG Reliance. It functions like an e-magazine which features daily updates on crafts, handlooms and sustainability, glamo.....

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Avoid a LPG gas leak with these steps

LPG cylinder at home is usually unsafe and a gas leak can be a scary situation. If at all you suspect a gas leak, do not panic as it can stop a clear thinking pattern and be harmful. Extinguish any fire even if it is small, including incense sticks etc. Shut down the appliance and turn off the LP.....

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Working mom beneficial for boys and girls in different ways

A new study by Harvard Business School found that girls raised by working moms are likely to be more successful in life and the boys spent their adulthood caring for family members. It found that mother’s employment status did not affect the child’s outcome in adulthood. In short, the.....

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Spruce up the empty corners of your home in these ways

You can spruce up the empty corners of your home by just adding something like a large artifact that can boast a fresh take on a classical tea and kettle table design. Showcase your favorite books in a unique showpiece-cum-storage. Carving out a personal comfy reading spot by placing a vibrant ch.....

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Why men cannot face rejection from their opposite sex

Marriage and family therapist John Amodeo Ph.D, in Psychology Today, writes that the human brain falls apart because “it is one of our deepest human fears.” Men do not expect women to beat them and a clinical psychologist reveals that men are actually scared of women. Things are chang.....

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Have these conversations before getting married

It is best for a couple to have a few basic discussions before they commit themselves to spend the rest of their life together. Knowing how healthy your monetary situation is good so that you can plan on sharing the expenses. Another talk should when to have your baby, how many and gender etc. Mo.....

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Enjoying physical intimacy after having kids

Sex lives of couples suffer after the birth of kids. Here are tips to keep the fire going. Transition into parenthood requires time for everyone and squeezing in time for sex is tough. Don’t assume your partner doesn’t find you attractive after childbirth. Keep communication open. Sch.....

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Less is the new thing in Home Decor

Home Decor has a new motto ‘less is more’ where clutter-free is out and simplicity is in. That is, making a living space attractive with minimum furniture and showcases. You can make minimalistic spaces large and inviting with white and clean walls, simple textures and blending decor......

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Be inspired by Hina Khan’s styles

Television actor Hina Khan has been making waves with her perfect sartorial choices. With her latest outfit, she joins other style gurus who scored full marks wearing the timeless ensemble - pantsuits. Hina Khan’s reinterpretation of the classic - a black, velvet blazer-and-trouser is uniqu.....

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Here are some of the world’s weird and interesting museums

There are a few weird museums in the world that are surprisingly interesting. Japan’s Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen museum is a museum for instant ramen noodles. Germany’s European bread museum tells all you need to know about bread. International Spy Museum in U.S.A is a public display.....

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Where to eat, pray and stay while in Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya and the Bodhi tree is an important pilgriamage for the Buddhists. Its an all-year destination but winters are the busiest when the temple and the town is a riot of color. You can stay at the Sikkim Guest house near the 80ft Buddha statue. You can pray at the Mahabodhi temple dating back .....

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Most Indians travel to these places for the cuisine

Booking.com’s found that 67% of Indians travel to destination based on the cuisine and food choices offered. It also highlighted that 49% of Indian travellers plant to take a dedicated food tourism trip in 2018. This must be because Indians love to explore new destinations where there is a .....

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A bad mood makes you efficient and productive

Researchers are saying that a new study shows that extroverts have a tendency to be more focused, organised and productive when they are in a bad mood. Introverts on the other hand have difficulty functioning and slow down if they are feeling low. Study also says that a good mood may affect the o.....

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Drive away monsoon skin problems with these DIY face masks

Monsoon makes your skin oily, dull and clogged. You can make face mask at home itself to fix this problem. For grimy skin, you need to have a face mask made with 2tbsp. ground almonds, 1tbsp. otalmeel and 3tbsp. cold milk. For oily skin, mix 2tbsp. Fuller’s Earth, 2tbsp cold green tea and 1.....

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Jurassic Park: Dinosaur theme park opens in Portugal

The self-proclaimed “dinosaur capital” of Europe, Portugal that has an abundance of dinosaur fossils, now has a new theme park that features 120 large-scale reproductions of 70 different species. Dino Park is spread over 10 hectares. There have been 1,75,000 visitors since its opening.....

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Virat and Rohit seen having dinner with their wives

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were seen with their better halves on two separate occasions, taking time off to spend some quality time with their wives. Anushka posted, "Meal with the bestest!" "Date night with my ??" Rohit wrote on his Instagram post. He was enjoying a dinner .....

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Set new maternity style goals with Mira Rajput

Mira Rajput has been setting trends for effortless maternity style. She has mastered the tricks of looking chic while staying comfortable when pregnant. Mira is expecting her 2nd child in September. She was seen with friends in an olive top paired wit skinny jeans. She looked radiant in a Zimmerm.....

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Partake in Bali’s water sports activities

Bali, being the most exciting beach destinations in Asia, is known for its water sports activities. Bali is the best place for scuba diving and explore the bright marine life. Riding the speeding waves is the right way to surf and Bali’s Kuta beach is perfect for it. Another cool activity i.....

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Pop- up dinner inspired by Haruki Murakami’s work

Murakami’s Kitchen Table, a pop-up dinner set up by chef Shriya Shetty and travel and food writer, Shirin Mehrotra is inspired by the menu in the books of Haruki Murakami. The second pop-up conducted by The Literary Table recreates dishes from his books in their own unique style. The purpos.....

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Food porn: Visual experiments with food

The author shares the delightful experience of aesthetically arranging food. Blythe Pelham enjoys creating artistic visual images, after harvesting the fruits and veggies cultivated after hours of springtime labour. Her idea this year is photographing freshly picked vegetables roasted in the oven.....

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Go to these Indian destinations this August for under Rs.8k

You can get away for a budget trip under Rs.8k to these Indian destinations. For Delhiites, Munsiyari in Uttarakhand is the best place to unwind with the towering snow-capped Himalayan mountains. Mumbaiyyas can  go to maharashtra’s Malshejghat with its pictureque valleys and adventure .....

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Solutions to common aquarium ailments

There are any products in the market which can help fish in your aquarium to overcome common problems, without visiting the vet. These products can help overcome common problems like bacterial parasite or fungus. Mars fish care has pioneered in this sector with innovative packaging on which picto.....

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The mystery behind Rajesh Khanna’s famous kurta

Iconic superstar of yesteryears, Rajesh Khanna popularised Kurta for the entire generation in the 60s and 70s. In Guru, he wore a kurta, which was round neck that was very popular among the audience. Even today the aspirational class in the fashion industry continues to draw inspiration from it i.....

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When together and still lonely

A dysfunctional relationship is unhealthy when both partners are at logger heads with each other. One of the signs is when you see a partner as an adversary rather than a team player. If you feel like a punching bag, it is better not to continue. Experts say if you feel helpless and alone, one sh.....

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Things to do in Bali in 2018

Explore the things you must do on your next Bali trip. Indulge in kite boarding. Visit the Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Ubud.  Shop for hand crafted products at Ubud Art market. Explore the Bali Safari and marine Park. Take sea walks. Experience a thrilling water rafting and go cycling to exp.....

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Healthy habits to add years to your life

A group of key healthy habits can go a long way in building your health. Make it a point to step out every day. Have a high-fiber, protein rich breakfast. Another key to good health is keeping hydrated. Drink at least 2-3 liters water. Chew your food slowly. Get comfortable shoes. Brush your teet.....

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The seven colours of rainbow that affects our mood

Rainbow has seven colours which symbolises different personalities and also affects our moods differently. Violet has an element of spirituality. Indigo is said to have a sedating effect. Blue is the colour of harmony and hope. Yellow is the colour of sunshine. Orange stimulates creativity and am.....

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A do-it-yourself Instant Tomato Rice Baath

To make instant tomato rice baath, puree the tomatoes. Grind coconut, ginger, jeera, mint and coriander to make a fine paste. Sauté garam masala and add chopped onions. Mix in the green masala and tomato puree and cook for a minute, then add rice and salt. Cook on high with 2 whistles and .....

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A milestone for The Chennai Silks in Kochi

Metro commuters can now easily reach The Chennai Silks in MG Road. The 2nd skywalk was inaugurated on July 15th. It was part of the 10th anniversary of the textile shop. Lulu Mall is the first interconnection policy of the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. It is a huge milestone for Chennai Silks, who has co.....

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Fashion for teens to look their best

According to fashion industry experts, teens today are more aware about global fashion and have a desire of wanting to look their best. The youth today are keeping up with global fashion on a real time basis. Fashion today has adapted to all facets of life with the consumers having options for a .....

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India’s own Grand Canyon: Bhedaghat

Barely 25 kilometres away from the town of Jabalpur, lies Bhedaghat, a pristine five-kilometre stretch, marked by marble cliffs, deep gorges, and magnificent views right in the heart of India. Dissected by the Narmada, it is close to the magnificent Dhuandhar waterfalls. Boating is closed between.....

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Monsoon getaways at a shoestring budget

Check out these awesome destinations in India that ought to be visited during the monsoon. Visit Gokarna for its beaches and Coorg for a unique experience with Victorian-style homestays nestled in hilly estates. Yercaud with numerous waterfalls and Chikmaglur in Karnataka as well as Varkala and W.....

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Beat the post-wedding blues and how to handle it

Here’s how you can deal with post-wedding blues: Recognize that a post-wedding slump is unavoidable, couples should pick 1 night a week to not discuss it, it's not just brides who suffer from a newlywed nose-dive schedule your honeymoon strategically, if you're still feeling blue af.....

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Cafe making queer women feel at home

Chennai Queer Cafe with its 1st offline meet in September 2017 has been aiming to address the gap for a safe social space for queer is women in and around Chennai. Members of CQC meet once a month and volunteer with other LGBTQIA community events during Pride month. The group, has 12 members, tal.....

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Rujuta’s lovable artisanal fashion label

Rujuta Sheth, a New York-based Indian fashion designer, finds inspiration for her artisanal label from Gujarat. She uses AZO dyes (doesn’t pollute the water), handloom fabrics and completely recyclable packaging. She designs silhouettes that are simple, functional and easy to wear, yet has .....

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Ancient myths about Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse has lots of myths still followed from the ancient world. Indians believe solar eclipses are inauspicious and people shouldn’t eat,drink or go out.Vietnamese believe it is caused by a giant frog devouring the sun. Most cultures believe it is not safe for pregnant women. African.....

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Unpardonable fashion crimes that makes a stylist weep

Some fashion crimes are not pardonable, especially by stylists. You should never pair a very cropped top with a very skimpy skirt. Don’t wear underwear that show through your leggings. Best if your underwear doesn’t show in a formal dress. Some colors don’t go well together like.....

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Kangana wears electric blue jacket in style

Kangana Ranaut was in London for her movie with Rajkummar Rao ‘Mental Hai Kya.’ She is back in Mumbai and was seen at the airport, wearing a quirky Louis Vuitton jacket in electric blue. It was paired with skinny blue jeans and high black boots. She completed the look by wearing her h.....

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Violence and abuse go unchecked in gay relationships

Research shows that gay individuals face physical, sexual and emotional abuse in their relationships breaking stereotypes of female victims and male perpetrators. Abuse is unreported due to homophobia and results in increase of HIV risks as men in abusive relationships find it hard to negotiate f.....

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Have you wondered what’s in your wine?

Wine producers are not that transparent on what they put in our wine as they are not required to list the ingredients or additives on their labels. If they did, the labels would be really long as there are roughly 76 wine additives and treatment materials that are approved by the FDA. Natural win.....

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Marvels of the 7 Northeast sister states rediscovered

Northeast India with the 7 sister states have the most gorgeous naturally rich regions, least explored in India. Some of the marvels that needs to be rediscovered include Meghalaya’s Living Root bridge in Mawsynram, world’s wettest place. Then comes Mizoram’s  Blue Mountain.....

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Multi-colored diamonds latest fad in jewellery

According to jewellery experts, multi-colored diamonds are the latest trend. They say that the yellow, green, blue and pink diamonds are a niche segment and is highly priced because of its rarity. Yellow diamond gets it color from the nitrogen trapped in it and the blue occurs due to traces of bo.....

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Treasures found in the alleys of Istanbul

Istanbul has to be explored like the locals do by roaming its streets. Istanbul’s Rustem pasha mosque is not to be missed with its bluw Iznik tiles built in 1563. St. George’s church with is intricate craftsmanship and gold-leaf motifs will stun you. Istanbul’s Rainbow steps is .....

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Communicating one’s sexual needs

Open up about your sexual desires by voicing or writing them first. Ask yourself how and where you like to be touched or how your partner can turn you on. Be relaxed and calm. Include your partner in the attempt at better communication. Let your partner know when they get things right. Give feedb.....

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Get rid of tough stains from furniture

Here are ways to clean your furniture. Use a sponge or a clean cloth dipped in water and soap to wipe food stains off the couch. Apply baking soda on greasy stains, for 10 minutes. Blot the remaining stain with dish soap.  Use rubbing alcohol for ink stains. Use a small amount of liquid dete.....

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Taapsee Pannu’s rocking stylish looks

Taapsee Pannu’s stylist, Devki B, uploaded 3 stylish looks of hers that has no clear favorite. The 1st one was the Sameer Madan fudge dress with green tea mini wrap skirt. She was next seen in a white layered maxi lapel dress by Mohammed Mazhar. She wore an Abraham & Thakore block black.....

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No rules this summer

Rules must also be given a break this summer! Do not enforce the rules set down for kids. Bath times and bedtimes can be flexible during the holidays. They can be allowed to go “pant-less” too ! Let play-dates go on unchecked by time limits. Skip a nap or two to enjoy more. Let some d.....

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Explore the breathtaking beauty of Assam

Explore the North-Eastern state, Assam. Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the Kaziranga National Park and Jatinga Bird Sanctuary.Visit the remnants of the Ahom dynasty at Sibsagar. Go river rafting and angling at Nameri, try tea tasting at Jorhat, visit the Kamakhya temple and cruise along the Brahm.....

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Neelakurinji flowers turn Munnar blue

After 12 years, Munnar is gearing up to turn blue for the Kurinji season. The beautiful hills of Munnar will attract people from all over the world for the blooming of the ‘Neelakurinji’ flowers during Jul and October. Around 8 lakh visitors are expected to arrive during these months......

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The latest style diva in town: Sara Tendulkar

Check out the simple, effortless style of Sara Tendulkar, the 20-year old daughter of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Sara carried off the ethnic look perfectly in a pink, Manish Malhotra lehenga recently. Her elegant dresses are fashionable and fresh. Her breezy, black jumpsuit completes her.....

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Jodhpur’s night life is worth exploring

Jodhpur or the ‘Blue City’ is more than the spice shops, the heritage palaces and folk songs. Jodhpur’s nightlife is worth exploring with no dearth of fun bars and clubs here. Pulse The Bar is a part of Hotel Shri Ram Excellency and impresses with its classy and soothing interio.....

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Benevolent sexism attracts women too

A recent study found that women are attracted by benevolent sexism and perceived males with such sexist attitudes as more willing to protect, provide, and commit to them. Feminist women were as likely as non-feminists to prefer benevolent sexist men over egalitarian men. Non-benevolent sexist men.....

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Non-standard work shifts harmful for health

A study shows that changes in work shifts or nonstandard work schedules increase risks of diabetes and other metabolic disorders. There are separate biological clocks (so-called peripheral oscillators) in the liver, gut and pancreas. It was found that 24-hour rhythms in metabolites related to dig.....

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Infants fed solid foods have lesser sleep problems

Infants who have been introduced to solid foods have lesser sleep problems when compared to those who are breastfed. Researchers found babies who were fed solid foods slept longer and woke less frequently at night and suffered fewer serious sleep problems than those who were exclusively breastfed.....

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Sip on wines from beneath the sea

Winemakers are choosing to accelerate the ageing process of their wines underwater. The technique costs more due to logistics involved. Wines are stored first in barrels of the firm’s partner wineries and transferred to bottles, closed with a special stopper and seal. The bottles then rest .....

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Healthy and fun dating ideas

Here are creative ways to make dating fun but healthy as well. Take a romantic walk outdoors that will be undisturbed by phones and other distractions. Pick up fresh produce for a home-cooked meal together that will help in getting to know each other’s tastes too. Hit the gym together to bu.....

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Family planning is a human right: World Population Day

11th July is observed as World Population Day and this year’s theme is ‘Family Planning is a human right’. It is not only about curbing the population but also has positive impact at an individual level. It reduces the risk of producing disabled children and infant mortality. It.....

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Do not endanger dogs in summer

Leaving dogs inside cars during searing summers could prove to be fatal. It is recommended that dogs are never left alone inside cars because they do not have the same cooling mechanism as humans. Leaving a window open doesn’t help. If an animal is found in a car, quickly try to locate the .....

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ASI denies Christian Dior's plea to hold fashion show at Taj

The Archaeological Survey of India has refused French fashion house Christian Dior’s request to conduct a fashion show at Taj Mahal. It said that the UNESCO World Heritage Site was not the right place to hold such cultural events. It also said there was no place to conduct such events that .....

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Small talk has big benefits, says study

Research shows that small talks has its benefits since people who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier, contrary to the previous findings. The results came from four separate studies that analysed snippets of audio that were collected from participants' daily interactio.....

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Babies having solid diet tend to sleep better

A study found that infants who were introduced to solids within the first 6 months slept longer and woke up less frequently than infants having breastmilk alone. Maternal wellbeing was also better in the group that had babies introduced to solid foods early. The solid foods were made a part of th.....

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Monsoon care tips for your hair and skin

Monsoon can cause a lots of allergies and problems to your hair and skin. You need to take care of your hair by keeping them dry, wash it at least twice a week, give it an oil massage, condition it and always use homemade remedies. You can take care of your skin by cleansing, exfoliating, toning,.....

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India’s getting more tourists now and it’s a worrying factor

World Travel & Tourism Council is expecting India to be the 4th largest travel and tourism economy behind China, U.S and Germany, in less than 10 years. However, this unchecked growth can actually threaten India’s natural beauty due to the country’s weak infrastructure and the str.....

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Yellow, yellow, season’s colour, yellow!

Yellow is the perfect way to beat the monsoon blues, its bright and bold. The new generation stars Jhanvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan seem to like the Gen-Z yellow, also describes as a banana buttercream colour. Hollywood is not far behind in wearing this colour with Beyoncé, Gal Gadot, Kim K.....

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Inter-caste marriages are preferred, says survey in India

A “pulse of the nation” survey of 130,000 18- to 35-year-olds has found that 70% were happy with marriages between people of different castes. 70% of men said a woman need not change her name on marriage and 90% that they were ready to split the cost of the wedding. And for women, the.....

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Reuse leftover blossoms with smart and simple DIY hacks

Dried flowers from weddings, festivals or even from personal gifts can be preserved longer in innovative ways. You can make personalized cards by using flowers dried between a thick book as decoration. You can also preserve the fragrance of  large bouquet of roses from someone special by mak.....

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Chakrata: Delhi’s new getaway destination

Chakrata, 2 hours from Dehradun, is a perfect getaway for the Delhi folk this summer to escape the heat. It is a simple hill town far from all commercialization, crowd and noise, best for relaxing. You can go on a 5kms trek to the Tiger Falls and relax at the base. You can explore the limestone c.....

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Tips that will help you enjoy monsoon

Monsoon has arrived but humidity plays spoilsport, throwing things off balance with your skin and hair. You can take care of yourself by avoiding excessive hair products that can weigh your hair down. Always use smudge-proof makeup. Keep it simple on your eyes with natural Kohl pencil or water-pr.....

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Dress casual with Parineeti Chopra

Weekend dressing is hitting the casual and groomed mark without putting in too much effort and Parineeti Chopra has hit the right note this time. She stepped out in a casual look with a simple white t-shirt with ‘amore’ written on it. She paired it off with black and white striped loo.....

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Must visit destinations in South India this monsoon

Monsoon si the best time to visit these places, their winding hills, dense forests, hidden waterfalls coming to life now. Kodaikanal is lush with virgin forests and many lakes, especially its star-shaped manmade Kodaikanal lake. K’taka’s Sakleshpur is a quaint hill station covered in .....

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Princess Di and her unforgettable wardrobe

An exhibition is underway at London’s Kensington Palace named ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ displaying some of the princess’ favourite dresses. It features the iconic ensembles from her wardrobe following her style journey from her ‘Shy Di’ days of lace, frills an.....

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‘Tagwalk’ a search engine dedicated for fashion

Tagwalk is a search engine devoted to fashion is the creation of Alexandra Van Houtte. It uses keyword search to give results based on brand, season, city, trend, colour, fabric or style. The idea emerged while working as a fashion assistant where she spent time scrolling for a precise look. She .....

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Ways to fund your kid’s foreign education

Overseas education is a good option for your child because of the amazing study programs and the quality of the education offered. But it is expensive at an average of Rs. 1.4Cr. for a 4-year course and most parents can’t afford them. But you can manage by researching and choosing well, fin.....

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Techniques to improve relationships

Use Emotionally Focussed Techniques to improve romantic relationships. Interrupting cycles of negativity solves half the issue. Explore your feelings as a team. It is also essential to understand one’s own expectations, physical and emotional needs to have a successful relationship. Be supp.....

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Punjabi food always hits the right gastronomic note

The rich and buttery flavors of the extensive vegetarian and meat dishes from Punjab are worth exploring. The iconic Punjabi Dhaba started for survival by the displaced Punjabis, served basic punjabi comfort food. The Gurudwara’s community kitchen or Langars provide nourishing vegetarian fo.....

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Deadliest nations of the world

Here is a notorious list of places that sees most murders committed according to international homicide rate statistics. South Africa and its neighbours Swaziland and Lesotho make it to the list. Caribbean island Jamaica, Venezuela and Central American countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Be.....

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Decoding fickle fashion and feminism

The relationship between feminism and fashion is often misconstrued says Shalini Mehta, who emphasizes that fashion does not empower women while feminism is a genuine movement that works to achieve equality for women. While celebrities pay lip service to feminism to sell their brands, fashion in .....

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Mothers need to follow low-risk lifestyle habits

Study finds that kids are less likely to suffer from obesity if their mothers maintain a healthy weight and diet, exercise, do not smoke and are light-to-moderate drinkers. Obesity in kids maybe lead to disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or premature death in adulthood. Parental h.....

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Organic F&B market to triple globally by 2024

A recent study estimates the global organic food and beverage market to triple to $323.09 billion by 2024 with the highest projected growth rate in North America dominating the sales. The reason could be the increase of health conscious customers. Europe accounts for 1/3rd the revenue because of .....

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Gurgaon’s Breweries for the beer lovers

Gurgaon’s breweries are a must go for beer lovers and for those who wants to try other than bottled beers. Quaff Microbrewery in Cyber Hub have economically priced, delicious craft beers.Nowhere in the Cross Point Mall have sizeable beer mugs, guaranteed for a good time. Sector 29’s P.....

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Your must-visit places in Meghalaya

Northeast India is the best place to soak in nature. Meghalaya is the popular pick and is called ‘Scotland of the east’. Cherrapunji, the wettest place in India, has its beautiful waterfalls and caves. Mawlynnong’s Living Root Bridges are made from rubber tree roots. Dawki&rsquo.....

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The excitement of taking road trips

Taking a road trips to new destinations has its own charm. It can be as exciting as the destination itself.  In a road trip from Mumbai to Lonar Lake, one can witness blue jays and monitor lizards. When you travel by road from Bengaluru to Bandipur tiger reserve, you get to view the Kabani a.....

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These books tell you about life in North Korea

The life in North Korea has been told by survivors who are on a mission to expose this world. Barbara Demick’s ‘Nothing to Envy’ talks about how the commoners are treated, the censorship and growing under the portraits of the Kims. Suki Kim’s ‘Without you, there is n.....

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Check out the latest Arabic mehendi designs

Check out the latest trends in mehendi designs. Applying mehendi on belly buttons is in vogue. Linear designs are also popular now. Bracelet, ring and jewellery-styled designs are striking as is the simple yet stunning Mandala design. Botanical designs and asymmetric designs are also beautiful. R.....

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Delectable desserts at Disneyland

Indulge in these Disney-themed desserts that are delicious and adorable too. Check out the Up-themed doughnuts that show the hot-air balloon house or the millennial pink themed sweet delights along with a super-indulgent “Mickey’s Kitchen Sink”. There Star Wars-themed dishes and.....

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Abayas for freer lifestyles

Saudi government recently relaxed rules to allow women to drive and participate in social activities. The abayas worn by women are getting more colourful, shedding the traditional black. Joharjy designed abayas for herself when she was frustrated due to lack of freedom while playing sports. Her a.....

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Manipur launches silk reeling spinning unit

The sericulture department of Manipur has launched a silk reeling and spinning unit in Bishnupur’s  Ngaikhong Khullan village. It is an initiative taken to encourage local farmers to take up mulberry farming and silkworm rearing.  The project provides self-employment opportunities.....

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Dreamy views from your bedroom

Most of us live in concrete built housings that lack life, thus we strive for some natural and scenic views from our bedrooms. Mountains and hills viewed from bedroom windows can be breathtaking. A window facing directly to beach side views is a classy dream. Viewing a beautiful flower garden thr.....

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Introducing nitro brew coffee

The latest flavour to be savoured by coffee lovers is the nitro brew coffee. After grinding and processing, coffee is stored in kegs and infused with nitrogen, resulting in dark, concentrated glass of coffee with a creamy head of foam being served, even without milk. It can be drunk plain or with.....

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Grilling a pizza to perfection

Here are tips to perfectly grill a pizza: Make sure the pizza is really hot so as to make your pizza more crispy and chewy. Brush the dough with oil, stretch it or roll it out and gently drape the dough over the hot grates. Cook until the dough puffs. Add your toppings and finish in a pre-heated .....

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Taimur Ali Khan has a huge fan following

The little son of the royal couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, although 1 year old, has a huge fan following. In a recent interaction with Sharmila Tagore, his grandmother, she admitted that he is more famous than her. But Soha Ali Khan, his aunt, feels that he should not robbed off hi.....

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Enjoy travelling without hitches

Avoid illnesses while travelling by following these tips. Try to get as much sleep as possible to avoid feeling tired. Avoid drinking too much alcohol as it weakens the immune system. Stay hydrated by drinking water, avoiding caffeine and eating foods high in water content. Eat whole foods that a.....

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Dispel acne and amp up skin with plant-based diet

A healthy diet is essential for a radiant and acne-free skin. A vegan diet can change the way your skin looks. A plant-based diet can supply the antioxidants needed for healthy skin. Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants and are also high on vitamin C. Goji Berries, Dark Chocolate, Pecans.....

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Huma Qureshi is making her small screen debut

Huma Qureshi is getting ready to make her small screen debut with India’s Best Dramebaaz as judge. She said, "Television is such an exciting platform. I am very excited to be making my TV debut with such a cute show, which has India's cutest and most 'dramebaaz' (dramatic) .....

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Enjoy monsoon at these heavenly places

Enjoy the rains to the fullest at these scenic destinations. Head to Pondicherry and savour the quaint, colorful French ambiance. Visit Sinhagad, a beautiful hill fortress one and a half hour away from Pune, the tea estates of Munnar in Kerala, Lansdowne in Uttarakhand or Mawsynram, known to be t.....

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Ditch these beauty myths this monsoon

Here are some beauty myths busted. When you come in from rainy outdoors, cleanse using anti-bacterial solution to prevent infection. It isn't healthy to roam with wet hair, so dry your wet hair immediately. Don't mistake oiliness for hydration, be sure to moisturize your skin. Use lightwe.....

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Victorian Gothic, Art Deco band declared as World Heritage

UNESCO has included the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings in Mumbai in its World Heritage Sites. The inclusion of these sites is the third such honour for the city. The Elephanta Caves and the majestic Victoria Terminus railway station were found its names in the list before. Last year Ahme.....

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Stretch or settle, what should it be

We have been taught to give 100% to every situation for success. But we should know when to stretch and when to settle and find a balance with work to make it more enjoyable. Identify priorities and identify which will allow you to grow and stretch to make a difference. Some things are worth it s.....

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Secrets to dressing up right in summer

Dressing up for summer can be a challenge, especially for formal occasions. Lace tops paired with a pencil skirt and high heels is perfect for summer work wear. A floral printed skirt and solid white tees with white sneakers can be used anywhere. A shirt dress is also perfect as summer work-wear......

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Summer trends for your feet

Summer offers wide collection of shoes that adds style to your personality. Woodland MD Shreyasi Pathak lists down her latest trends: Lace-up Espadrilles with different colours, patterns and styles, Backless Mules, Stacked heels, Boho Sandals, high top sneakers and Slip-ons are enviable outfits w.....

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Go offbeat in incredible India

India offers unique learning experiences. Check out the Yoga Capital of the world at Rishikesh or volunteer at the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station in Karnataka or go bouldering in Hampi. Learn Madhubani art in Bihar, tattoo art in Nagaland and cheese making in Kashmir. Grow a forest in Aurovil.....

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Perfect destinations for travelling alone in India

The wonderful destinations in India that are perfect for sightseeing by yourself are: Visit Alibag in Maharashtra for a weekend away from the bustle of Mumbai, go for a wildlife holiday to Kabini Forest Reserve, Karnataka, a safe and lovely spot for solo women travellers is Shillong and Shimla, t.....

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Periodic Table reinvented with the help of AI

Scientists have created an AI system called Atom2Vec that can organise the periodic table of chemical elements. It is a vital step to achieve the goal of designing a replacement to the Turing test. It is based on a program created by Google engineers to analyse natural language. They hope to use .....

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A day out in the peace of Nagasaki

Bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, led to Japan’s surrender in World War II. Now, the same city is a stark reminder of war and has emerged as a city of hope. Its Peace Park located near the Atomic bomb museum and Peace Memorial Hall is the best place to pay respect. Dejima museum will g.....

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Mango: How to understand it better

Mango is native to India. You can find mangoes all year round. The right way to choose a ripe mango is according to the feel of it by squeezing gently and also as per a fruity scent. Colour is not a ripe indicator. Mango with its oblong seed looks difficult to cut, but it is actually very easy. Y.....

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Check out how Kajol wore her scarfs this monsoon

Monsoon with its humidity is best handled with scarfs and Kajol upped the style quotient with her scarf style this monsoon. Her long tresses tied up and hair pulled back with a scarf, sporting the classic Kajol look: glasses and a bare face. Other styles you can try out are braiding your hair wit.....

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Feast on fermented foods for fitness

The age-old method of using fermented foods is essential for gut health.  A diet rich in probiotic foods helps in relieving stress, enhancing memory and the overall functioning of the immune system. Some plant-based sources of probiotic-rich foods are sauerkraut, cultured coconut milk yoghur.....

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Must-visit places in Karnataka

Explore the best of Karnataka at these places. Coorg is a perfect gateway to immerse in nature. Get a glimpse of rich history of Vijayanagar Empire at Hampi. Wildlife lovers can go for Kabini. Mangalore is a place for foodies. Marwante makes a perfect beach holiday. Laze around 4 beaches at Gokar.....

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Manushi Chillar’s bright yellow coat perfect for a rainy day

Miss World Manushi Chillar has been travelling to a lot of countries on her ‘Beauty with a purpose’ tour. On a rainy day in Auckland, she wore a bright yellow Vero Moda trench coat brightening up the otherwise dull, rainy day around her. A couple of days back, she even styled it off i.....

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Fall in Love with Kanchipuram

Enjoy your weekend break to Kanchipuram and get mesmerized by its historical grandeur.  Explore the ancient architecture at the grand temples of Cholas and Pallavas. Have a hearty meal at Kamakshi Amman Temple. Get awed by the making of the renowned Kanjeevaram silk sarees. Buy them at some .....

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Adventure sports to explore in Goa

Experience a monsoon adventure in Goa. Go white-water rafting on the Mahadayi river near Valpoi in Goa, that will begin in the next fortnight and get a personalised video. Seven rafts will be available for thrill-seekers. The adventure will include exciting trips of 10km each in the waters of the.....

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Namita’s delicious baking recipes

Namita Tiwari with her cooking blog ‘Ambrosia’ attracts others with her recipies. Her natural, unique and simple recipes are with local seasonal items. She is a self-taught baker, well known for regional and traditional dishes. Naan bread, Orange Cranberry Muffins, etc are favourites......

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Every foodie must know about these Pinterest boards

Pinterest is the best spot for foodies to know about the best recipes, ingredient formation and for cooking inspiration. Foodies must know about these Pinterest accounts: Lee Hersh’ Fit Foodie Finds for good food, Savor + Savvy shares vegetarian and easy dinner recipes, Meal Prep on Fleek s.....

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London hosts month-long vegan food fest this summer

London will launch its month-long food fest named ‘V For’ to be held in Old Truman Brewery from August 2. It will serve best of vegan food, showcasing of cruelty-free fashion trends and fitness and wellness exhibits. Adidas Studio LDN will offer free yoga. Beyond Skin will showcase th.....

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Monsoon care for coloured hair

Rainy season can make or hair colour fade and affect the strength of the hair. Coloured hair with chemical treatment requires extra care and stipulations like apt shampoo, conditioners, serum and good hair spa. It helps to rejuvenate its condition with strength. Refreshing hair colour weekly or m.....

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Explore summer in Switzerland

Summer holidays in Switzerland with its picturesque sights are mind blowing. It will not be complete with a walk over snow capped mountains of Titlis Cliff. Enjoy beauty of Lavaux fields,  known as the paradise for wine lovers. Aletsh Glacier with its waterfall and pine trees, Tobogganing wi.....

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Kajol and summer fashion

B’wood star Kajol turned heads with her chic summer style. In a recent event, Kajol wore Nikhil Thampi’s stunning fit and flare dress with plunging neckline and trim black belt, styling it off with Jimmy Choos. She wore Anita Dongre’s all-white kurta-palazzo at one of the Incred.....

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Wanting a happier, but accepting a moderate life

According to a research done in 8000, it reveals that although people wanted a very happy life, their perception of a happy life was quite moderate. They accept 75% of the things in their lives. They wanted to live till the age of 90, and when a test on their IQ was done, it was established they .....

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Balancing the professional and private life

Working parents face a busy schedule in both professional and private lives. Balancing both can be a challenge. Research found that shifts between working mothers and fathers can help in their kids’ mental behaviour. Mother’s night shift creates adverse relations in family and father&.....

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Charming Coorg charms anyone who visits it

Madikeri in Coorg has berdant valleys, brimming waterfalls, rolling hills and acres of coffee plantations. The Omkareshwara Shiva temple is a fascinating mix of Gothic and islamic architecture. The famous Abbey waterfalls is a good long trek with long, steps and you will be welcomed by huge bags .....

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Plant based foods are favorites compared to meat and dairy

A survey found that nearly 39% of American consume more plant-based foods and this number is expected to increase in the future. Americans are opting for innovative plant-based foods like noodles from veggies, cheese from plant ingredients rather than animal ones. Meat alternatives are a hit with.....

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Here’s what you need to ask yourself before getting a pet

Keeping pets are therapeutic and a huge responsibility. They can be your constant companion and you need to spend time with them. So, before you bring home a pet, ask yourself these questions. ‘How much time can you dedicate?’, ‘Can you afford to have a pet to take of its health.....

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Melania Trump’s jacket may not care, but media cares on it

The US First Lady Melania Trump has come under fire for a statement-making jacket she wore while travelling to visit migrant children held in a detention shelter. Jacket was adorned with bold, white letters on the back, reading: “I really don’t care, do u?” Though her official d.....

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Make sure your bag has these monsoon essentials

Monsoon season is so whimsical, you don’t know when its going to rain or not. Its best to be prepared with these essentials. You need a mini perfume or deodorant to keep you from smelling stale. Keep a waterproof pouch for your wallet and other documents. A small folded umbrella is a must f.....

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Look out for these tips while renting furniture online

Renting furniture online is a good economically but you do have to keep a few pointers in mind before you rent, so as not to be disappointed. Always do your research first by checking out all the available options and other customer reviews. Ensure the renting website is secure and reliable. Chec.....

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MAIA, a residential project of Bangalore

MAIA Pelican Grove residential project at Bengaluru offers a well-dressed home with beautiful interiors and exteriors. To give a unique look, the homes are designed by keeping traditions on mind. Nature-friendly, they have created a joint texture with luxurious appearance. Open kitchen, unique de.....

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Double role: Manicure to disentangle hair

Russia’s Nail Sunny salon has made mini grooming tools on nails. Layers of clear gel are applied and formed into claws on the nail. When the gel hardens, it is shaped using a drill to carve out teeth of combs. The manicurist files the shapes until they're smooth and neon lacquer of vary.....

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Ankle bracelets are making a comeback

One of the most popular accessories of the 90’s is staging a comeback – ankle bracelets have become an international rage now. Though chunkier designs were favoured earlier, now the chic bracelets are dainty and barely there. First seen on Victoria Beckham, celebrities have lapped it .....

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India: Taking a summer safari

India is well known for its summer safaris and wildlife sanctuaries. The major national parks for going on a safari include: Ranthambore park and heritage sites at Jaipur, Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary at Assam, Kali Tiger Reserve that got its name from Kali River, Kanha National park and Hemis N.....

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The honeymoon destinations of India

Choosing the right travel destination for the honeymoon can be confusing. One can always opt for enchanting places in India rather than choose foreign locales. Some of them are: Manali, the honeymoon capital of HP, Shimla for its vehicle-free zone area, ‘Queen of hills’ Mussoorie, Dha.....

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Must-visit places for Coffee connoisseurs in Delhi

Coffee is preferred by many but everyone love to drink it in their own special way and wouldn’t prefer the standard one you get in the newly sprung-up coffee shops. If you are a coffee connoisseur in Delhi, its best you visit these places where they serve for various palettes: Coffee bond, .....

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Tamil Nadu’s exciting destinations for every traveller

Tamil Nadu has a range of exciting destinations, temples, hill stations, wildlife stays, beach getaways and food hubs for every kind of traveller fitting all kinds of budgets. Ooty will enthrall you with Niligiri’s true beauty. Kodaikanal will make you experience paradise amidst the lusciou.....

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Saree Man’s emboldened drape

The Saree man’s out of the box style to wear sarees was met with scepticism when he first posted it on Instagram. However, the negative response changed to excitement to create fashion. From draping saree over off -the –shoulder peasant blouse to ensemble of rolling pallu around the n.....

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Gourmet tea and coffee is the latest food trend

The gourmet tea and coffee market in the country is relatively new. The awareness and demand for artisan high quality specialty coffees have been on the rise since 2008. The gourmet coffee makers design and work on range of signature blends to meet everyone’s needs and likes. A lot of effor.....

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Helicopter parenting does more harm than good

Experts suggests that the act of parents over controlling their children may negatively affect their ability to manage emotions and face challenges. Such parents, guide their child by telling him or her what to do or how to do or is too strict. They need space to learn and grow on their own and n.....

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Things to do in Shimla’s Club Mahindra Kandaghat

A vacation to the scenic Shimla in the summer is a staple for most of North India. You must start the day with Parantha’s at Murthal with white butter and lassi. Club Mahindra Kandaghat is away from the chaos of Shimla in a beautiful valley. Walking in their organic herb garden and picking .....

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Ways to remedy an over-picked pimple

Skin experts say picking and prodding a pimple is the number 1 skin enemy. Usually, we tend to apply too much pressure, rupture the pore and leave a scar. Keeping your hands off is the first thing to do. A broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen need to be applied. Choose a mild cleanser not to further i.....

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Kriti Sanon reveals the 'Red Label' collection

The European footwear and fashion accessories brand name, a household name in India, Bata has undergone a makeover that is grabbing eyeballs. Actor Kriti Sanon reveals the casual yet fashionable upgrade that can be worn on the red carpet as well as on a night out. There are ankle strap pump sanda.....

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Relationship with sibling affects one’s education

According to a study in the Journal of Child Development, siblings who bonded well with each other at childhood as well as with their parents achieve similar levels of education. The study proves the impact one’s family life has on their education. If parents are partial towards one of the .....

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Trekking trails of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is one of the most scenic tourist destinations in the country. It is famous for its snow-capped mountains and trekking activities. Shimla is the most-sought-after hill towns in the state due to variety of adventure sports it offers and also for its scenic beauty. During summers, .....

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‘Pink City’ opens up to androgynous fashion

Gender-based clothing seems to have lost its significance with most designers and brands featuring unisex collection. Jaipur seems to be progressing towards gender-neutral fashion. Designers say that people have started becoming more experimental and less judgemental. The Gender bar has reduced w.....

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Head to Maharashtra’s wettest spots for rain and photos

Rain brings out the best in nature and Maharashtra’s wettest spots enhances your nature photos. Amboli with its spectacular amphibian and reptile diversity is a good option with the greenery and surrounding forests. The Malabar gliding frogs and their tadpoles, the Malabar pit viper and the.....

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Ways to make your tiny rented room bigger

A tiny rented room is what most of us can afford in these rent-high days but you can always make them look bigger with these ways. Firstly, declutter and chuck out everything you don’t need. Choose a light colour for the walls. Go for one big statement piece instead of multiple decorative p.....

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You can eat these ornamental plants

Many of the ornamental plants are edible too. Hosta with its beautiful summer blooms is actually part of the asparagus family and its young leaves is eaten raw in salads. Pansies is a summertime nursery favorite and its leaves can be added to salads, smoothies, soups and stews. Borage has stunnin.....

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We need to teach kids exotic animals aren’t pets or toys

Children are naturally drawn to animals at an young age and kids who grew up with pets are more sociable and has higher self-esteem. But they need to be taught exotic animals are not their pets or toys. These exotic animals can actually eat their owners. Owning these animals is a public safety ri.....

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Satisfying your monsoon appetite

As the monsoon rage on outside, you can create some interesting monsoon dishes. Jhal Muri cookie is a fave Kolkata tea snack. The Litchi and Rosewater Entremet has barely any chocolate and uses no sugar at all. Truffle scented Mac n Cheese has the simple flavors of Mac and melted cheese with a da.....

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The clothes that gives freedom to move about

Women's clothing has come a long way. Now, everything comes with a pocket. The four items that gives comfort are: Sneakers, palazzo pants, t-shirt dresses and bralettes. These gives a sense of freedom to move around.

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Know more about a father’s role in breastfeeding

Fathers may not be able to breastfeed but can provide support to their partners during pre and post-natal stages. Experts say fathers can help with the baby’s activities such as bathing or can even help with household chores to take some burden off their partner. They can feed babies with e.....

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Taking care to prevent seasonal hair shedding

Seasonal hair shedding is a cause of alarm for us, and in order to avoid the nightmare, we must prepare ourselves. The 5 steps are: Hair brushing, going for special hair treatments, getting hormonal checkups for Thyroid, Hemoglobin and PCOS, de-stressing and relaxing and taking hair supplements l.....

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Natural sunscreen oils to try at home

Opting for natural remedies rather than classic sunscreens needs patience. Here are ways to try some: Carrot seed oil, high on antioxidants, has SPF 38-40, raw organic coconut oil of SPF 4, organic wheat germ oil that has vitamin E with SPF 20, organic avocado oil has SPF 4-15 and ginkgo biloba c.....

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Gauri Khan shares a pic of Jacqueline’s redone apartment

Gauri Khan shared an Instagram post on helping Jacqueline Fernandez do up her Mumbai apartment and posted pictures of the redecorated space. She captioned it, "Was a great experience working with you Jacqueline Fernandez for your apartment ... such a great vibe and such positive energy!&rdqu.....

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Local labels in NZ create fake furs

Faking has become fashionable and more affordable in New Zealand. Most local labels are selling a jacket or accessory in faux fur that is attracting customers. The Glassons coat looks like it came from the pelt of a large teddy bear. One can blend the colours and textures of fake fur according to.....

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Make natural face scrub powder at home

Micaela from Mindful Momma shares the method of making a face scrub powder using natural ingredients such as rolled oats, almond meal and lavender buds. The basic mixture is simple, soothing and suits all skin types and can be stored without preservatives as it needs to be mixed with water only w.....

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Do not spank kids to discipline them

A survey shows that three out of four pediatricians in the US disapprove of spanking as it does not result in positive outcomes in children. Based on research, they consider hitting children to be counterproductive and that it causes more harm than good. However, 76% men and 65% women still belie.....

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The king makers of dosa

The Pai Brothers in Kochi have revolutionised the humble Dosa more than many ways. They have been adding and tweaking ingredients to make dosa unique. The Pai brother’s journey into dosa making has humbled beginnings. Beginning with six varieties, they have now about 180 varieties in their .....

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Top Places to Destress and Detox

According to the new Wellness ranking from TripAdvisor, the Indonesian city of Bali takes the top spot on the International list. The holy Indian city of Rishikesh set in the foothills of Himalayas is a renowned spiritual pilgrimage spot for practitioners of meditation.  Other places for wel.....

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Signs of micro cheating

Micro cheating connotes being physically or emotionally focussed on someone outside a relationship, though not explicitly. While it is alright to feel attracted towards others when within a loving relationship, if such behaviour makes a partner uncomfortable or affects the equation between partne.....

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Celebrate Eid by soaking in the local culture at Hyderabad

On the occasion of Eid, the historic city of Hyderabad comes alive. Have a go at a plate of haleem, a meat porridge that is slowly cooked for hours. The pearls and diamonds of the city are renowned for its reliability. You can admire the regal Charminar for its festive spirit. Shop at the Ramzan .....

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Raincoat fashion trends in this monsoon

The transparent trend is taking over the fashion sphere and rain wear is not far behind. After clear handbags, Perspex gumboots, it is now the turn of raincoats to join the bandwagon. It has made an impact on the ramp with designers like Blueberry and Miu Miu creating smocks and ponchos. The tran.....

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The best BFF tattoos for soul sisters

Display your friendship by getting these lovely designs inked. Share these BFF tattoos with your closest buddy.  Check out the congruence tattoo, coffee cup tattoo, ying and yang, roses, lemons and lemonade design, the infinity and beyond pattern, the minimalist diamond for life or queens ta.....

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The benefits of getting fired from a job

Getting fired from a job does have perks, which may not be obvious. Though it can be unpleasant, getting fired keeps you humble and grounded; helps you appreciate what you still have. It takes you outside your comfort zone and motivates you to pursue your passion. It makes you resilient and clari.....

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Reasons why you should choose sustainable fashion

Sustainable fashion is the need of the hour as big fashion companies is harming the environment with the mass production of clothes. Sustainable fashion brands make things out of local, biodegradable fabric contributing to a green environment. They are ethical and fair towards their employees and.....

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Here’s why you need a Kerala monsoon wellness package

We all need to ‘switch off’ sometime and focus on healing ourselves from within to help you mentally, physically and spiritually. Planning a trip to one of Kerala’s many ayurvedic centers for a monsoon package will help you detox yourself by taking a Panchakarma. The recommended.....

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Keep your baby’s name a secret

Keep the name you have selected for your child a secret till you make the announcement officially. While some parents do reveal the sex of their child, it will be fun to introduce your lil one with his/her name after the birth. You can also save yourself from unwanted reactions of loved ones and .....

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Check out the cities that serve yummy food across the globe

Here are international destinations foodies can’t miss. Check out cities like Tokyo and Paris that have a huge variety of dishes, Marrakesh in Morocco, Rome, a heaven for carb-lovers, Bangkok with a delectable variety of street food and Seoul in South Korea that offers traditional fare. Mex.....

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Shikanji, the Desi Lemonade

Shikanji is desi lemonade spiked with spices. It is a refreshing drink often spotted on handcarts in Delhi. It is garnished with mint leaves and boondi. Shikanji machine is a tall cylindrical vessel often wrapped in red cotton cloth. It is a spice infused drink with layers of salted crushed ice, .....

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Navigating teenage using smartphones

Rebecca Ruiz recommends teaching mindfulness to teenagers to help them use technology that has pervaded all aspects of life and made adolescence very different. Limiting time or exposure to harmful content alone won’t help and teenagers must be given practical skills to help them make inten.....

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Sara Ali Khan in Hyderabad for her new film Simmba

Sara Ali Khan is filming Simmba at the popular Ramoji Studios. Athough, she was busy with her tight schedule of Simmba, she manged to go out for shopping with her mom Amrita Singh. A picture that showing Sara casually shopping from a roadside cart at the popular Laad Bazar  in Hyderabad is g.....

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Dishes you can make even if you can’t cook to save your life

Some people enjoy cooking but majority of us don’t. Here are some simple dishes that can keep your hunger pangs away. Chili Eggs is an upgraded, spicy version of scrambled eggs. Banana Pudding doesn’t need any appliance. Caprese salad is the simplest salad to make and really delicious.....

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Tips to manage curly hair

Three Indian women Kamal Sidhu, Meher Mistry and Parizaad Khan Sethi share their secrets on caring for their curly tresses. All three are proud of their trademark curls and refused to join the hair straightening bandwagon. Parizaad and Kamal don’t like diffusing procedures too. While they u.....

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Allow your home to reflect your personality

Reflect your individuality in your home décor. Opt for DIY projects that will bring out a distinctive style. Strategize lighting creatively. Mix and match fabrics in bedrooms and living spaces for a unique look. Add more artworks by sourcing paintings and pottery from antique stores or gar.....

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Fashion from the fantasy of fairy tales

Fashion intertwines with fantasy easily, and it is no wonder that fairy tales inspire fashion. The fashion industry also aims at enthralling the female consumers, who have been influenced by fairy tales right from childhood. Fairy tale-themed fashion shows, weddings and photo shoots are always po.....

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Ethereal white kurtas to try for

Take a look at Bollywood’s beauties acing it in classic white kurtas. From style divas Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to younger debutantes Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan, all are embracing elegant and comfortable white kurtas, pairing them with palazzos or .....

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Explore a new look with bottom wear

In recent years, bottom wear has involved occupying more wardrobe space. It can be paired in interesting ways to make a fashion statement. A simple salwar has been replaced by patialas, harem pants and churidars. With fusion pants, you can get the contemporary look by pairing with short tops or k.....

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Unique fruits to try out this summer

Apart from strawberries, pineapple and oranges which have a familiar place in your kitchen, there are other fruits in grocery stores just waiting to be tasted. Star fruit gains its name because the inner part is shaped like a star. It is a good source of Vitamin C and fibre. Ugli has a thick, bum.....

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Elephanta Islands to woo tourists with homestays

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation is collaborating with Airbnb to provide home stays in the Elephanta Island. The villagers will be trained by Airbnb to provide quality home service to tourists. It is located 10-km away from the Mumbai coast. The UNESCO world heritage site has 6th-centu.....

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Put your best foot forward in these quirky shoe brands

Are you constantly on the lookout for exclusive designed pair of shoes? Now, its easier to buy them from unconvenional brands and even have them customized according to your mood. Lazy Jojo makes DIY shoes, where you can print anything imaginable on their canvas for digitally printed shoes. Sole .....

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Games played for the revival of handlooms

Social media groups with as many as 50k members in some of them are trying to revive the handloom industry. They actually claim they have revived certain weaving styles with names like Udupi, Gamcha etc. However, Udupi never had weaving and gamcha were towels. But now you get sarees from the Udup.....

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Fashion Tips for Monsoon

With monsoon season in full swing, it’s time to shop for essentials like jelly sandals, trench coats and umbrellas. PVC trench coats with colourful floral designs make rain dressing easier. Polka dots and floral designs on jackets and umbrellas brighten up the look. Go for fabrics like cott.....

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Essentials to carry while trekking

Travelling up hills during summer can be exciting and enjoyable. However you must carry some trekking essentials for a smooth hike. Sleeping bag is a must if you are planning to camp under the night sky. Invest in a pair of hiking boots for a strong grip. A trekking stick is a must if you are a b.....

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India’s important cities for Iftaar feasts

The 2 important meals of Ramadan are: Suhoor and Iftaar. Prominent cities of India with its magical and yummy iftaar treat attract many people. Old Delhi with its bouquet welcomes fest with Mughlai foods, Hyderabad with its awesome dishes and Lucknow with its Nihari, Kebabs, biryanis and other sp.....

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Blue Flag Certificate for India

India, rich with its coastlines, attracts visitors. It is an honour to obtain the First Blue Flag certification from SICOM. The project was submitted with various guidelines. India's pristine 13 beaches and other facilities were accounted into for getting the selection for the reward. Pondich.....

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Enjoy the journey, not the destination: Self-dive holidays

Indians are choosing to explore and enjoy the experience through self-drive vacations. Better roads, easier navigation assistance and affordable rates of renting cars are factors that encourage people to ditch destination-specific holidays.  Travellers get to enjoy mingling with locals, tast.....

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Flaunt these shoes this monsoon season

Monsoon season might be gloomy and dark, but you can brighten it up with a new pair of shoes. Stylish waterproof varieties will brighten up these days. Park Lane’s embellished jelly flat sandals available on ASOS for Rs.1950/- is one such pair. Carlton London’s dual-strap jelly platfo.....

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Sara is keeping it sweet and short for summer

Sara Ali Khan is carving a place for herself already in Bollywood with her effervescent smile and her simple sense of style that is effortless and not ‘trying too hard’. This summer she is out with her denim shorts, white top and a plain maroon t-shirt. She also loves her Indian wear .....

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Fun ways to raise Earth-friendly kids

It is important to lead a sustainable life and teach children about making eco-friendly decisions. Start composting waste and refer it to children as recycled waste. Keep taps on the use of plastics. Introduce kids to organic food early on. Instill the habit of tidying up during playtime or meal .....

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Nutrichondria: a growing diet trend

Nutrichondria is a term coined by experts to describe obsession on how diet can affect negatively based on incorrect information.  In a study conducted in Britain, it has been found that more than 4000 adults self-diagnosed themselves with food intolerance, while only 15% of the people have .....

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Going vegan helps the environment too

Avoiding meat and dairy products can help reduce global warming, global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use, according to researchers. Livestock production is known to cause climate change, takes up more land area and reduces wildlife since forest areas are used for livestock pr.....

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Nurture successful children

While there are no hard fast rules for parenting, here are ways to raise successful children. Eat together to raise children who have high self-esteem, advanced vocabulary and perform well academically. Assign tasks daily and limit screen time. Inculcate the reading habit early on. Allow them to .....

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Grow a foraging garden

A foraging garden is a productive garden space that is cultivated but left alone without too much attention. Understand the space well and be familiar with plants already around. Choose plants that will grow well in the climate and can serve purposes such as food or medicine. Sheet mulch weeds or.....

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Feasting on mangoes in Bengaluru

Visit orchards in Bengaluru to feast on the king of fruits.  Go for a tour along an organic family farm, Savi that has many varieties of mangoes. There is also The Green Path – Sukrishi in Chikmaranahalli, a mango orchard, Fern Meadows, Hamsah Organic Farm, M A Kareem Mango Orchard, Th.....

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Bathing naked with strangers

Japan is a country which is proud of its traditions and bathing naked with strangers is one of them. There are 2 types of Japanese baths, onsen and sento. While onsen has natural hot spring water, a sento typically uses regular water which is traditionally heated by burning wood. For some people .....

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A school dropout becomes Michelin starred chef

Kem Chan began his culinary journey, pushing a dim sum trolley around the tables. He left schooling at the age of 12. He learnt the art of cooking the hard way. “Back then, if you wanted to learn, you have to beg the master to teach you,” he says. He has come a long way to win 3 Miche.....

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Miss America decides to scrap swimsuit section from this yea

Miss America will no longer showcase pageant in bikini as it said it was scrapping the swimsuit portion from this year’s event. The contestants would be rated on “who you are as a person from the inside of your soul” instead of how they look in a bikini. It also discarded evenin.....

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Here are the must see things in Sikkim

Sikkim has lot of beautiful and unexplored places apart from the tourist hubs of Gangtok. Sikkim’s sole tea garden Temi Tea Garden and Factory is one such spot and its tea enjoy international repute. Exploring Namchi in South Sikkim with its flourishing shops and the Chardham Temple with it.....

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How Factory farming is ending with growth of vegan food

You can bring in the ‘vote with your dollar’ concept to support companies that align with your values. For instance, if you buy plant-based foods, you are trying to reform our industrial food system. Most Americans have started to eat less meat. The demand for plant-based proteins and.....

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Perfect Dorm appliances for healthy cooking in small spaces

You can make healthy in the small dorm spaces with a little bit of creativity and with the help of some small appliances that fit there. Mini-Fridge comes in handy for storing your fave pant-based dishes. Rice cooker is one handy appliance that come in a variety of sizes and is a vital device for.....

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Helena Bonham Carter may play the villain in next Bond film

Helena Bonham Carter may the play role of an antagonist in the upcoming James Bond movie.  She has played villain in 4 Harry Potter movies, Dark Shadows and Alice and Wonderland and will be seen in Ocean's 8. Danny Boyle is directing the film with Daniel Craig playing agent 007. There is.....

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Learn to tackle Post Exam Stress in Children

Board exams can be a very stressful experience for children and sometimes it can be devastating if the results are not good, with some children taking extreme step such as attempting suicide.  Parents should play the role of a motivator if the child feels disappointed with the result. Parent.....

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Plan a weekend to Chail to beat the heat

Chail is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh which is known for its scenic beauty. The main attraction here is the Chail Palace which was founded by the erstwhile Maharaja of Patiala in 1891. The Palace is maintained by Himachal Tourism and is used as a Royal stay. The Palace which is perched on a.....

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Gujjus and Bongs: The difficulty in getting the right food

Even on a trip to Kerala, Vir Sanghvi tucked into Gujju snacks. He observes that Gujaratis are the most travelled Indians but also the fussiest eaters who will hunt down Gujarati food and eat it! Gujaratis are mostly vegetarians and some don’t eat even eat onions and garlic, making it tough.....

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Experimenting with hemlines

Simple outfits like kurtas can be spruced up with daring hemlines. Stylist Bhavya and fashion designer Reynu suggest different hemlines like the wrap that can be plain or the twist wrap. Try the flirty handkerchief hemline or the sensual trumpet one. The mini should be used carefully to avoid loo.....

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Spice up the cocktails with beer

Try out sweet but simple drinks during summer. Beer and wine would be ideal rather than vodka or rum. Try beer cocktails like coffee stout, combining strong coffee and beer. Make beer-gria using wheat beer and slices of citrus fruits. Mix Cointreau and orange juice with a pint of IPA or add the a.....

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Some iconic sandwiches worth tasting

There are sandwiches and there are iconic sandwiches. Here are sandwiches with global appeal: Invented by Pat Olivieri in the 1930’s, the Philly Cheesesteak is still popular. Made in Berlin by immigrant Kadir Nurman, the Doner Kebab, Indian street food, Vada Paav, Chip Butty from UK, Gatsby.....

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What is intuitive eating: Some facts

Intuitive eating is the idea to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. It is a realistic and doable approach to food. It helps you stop thinking of food in negative, restrictive terms. Its a 4-pillar concept includes, not labelling any food as forbidden, avoid emotional eat.....

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Avoid these faux pas in bed

Though sex is a natural act; it requires equal participation for a strong relationship. Along with regular aspects like taking care of hygiene and consent and not being selfish, one should also remember to indulge in foreplay, to be verbal about pleasure through moans or sounds and do not set unr.....

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Learn hacks from solo traveller to make friends on the fly

The best way to make friends on a solo travelling trip is to avoid hotels and live in Airbnbs. Another way to make friends is to do tons of activities. Staying in hostels is a good way to socialize. Embrace the unknown and accept all invitations that come your way. Being chatty and friendly is a .....

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People Wearing glasses might actually be intelligent

A study has found more intelligent people, with higher cognitive function, are 28% more likely to wear glasses. However, not all vision issues point to greater intelligence. People with nearsightedness were more intelligent than those impaired with farsightedness. Researchers also found new genet.....

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Make your own frozen coconut cream Vietnamese coffee

Vietnamese coffee is also known as Cà phê dá. It basically consists of mixing dark roast coffee with a bit of sweetened condensed milk, then poured over ice and there is a frozen coconut cream variation. This delicious coffee drink is the perfect way to cool down and caffeinat.....

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The art of baking the perfect cake

Baking a cake is an art. Choosing the right ingredients, pouring to the tray and baking at the right temperature is a long journey that results in soft and delicious cake. Some effective tips include: Accurate measured items, right temperature of the oven, mixing ingredients carefully, keeping it.....

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The South Indian cuisine specialities

Summer is attractive with seasonal vegetables and fruits. One special seasonal platter in South India is Andhra’s Chinta Chiguru Mamsam with mutton, Chiguru Gosht of Hyderabadi with tender leaves of Tamarind. Besides this, raw and freshly leaves are used for chutney, lentils, dal and other .....

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Innovative and trendy wedding ‘Sutras’

Modern brides have new modes for using traditional Mangal Sutras. It has been a long discussion that Fashion Diva Sonam Kapoor Ahuja created a new trend by wearing traditional mangal sutra as a bracelet. Many welcomed this as a unique and innovative initiative for jewellery designers. It may chan.....

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A walk down the Chandragiri Fort

Chandragiri Fort located atop the hill at the confluence of Payaswini River and Arabian Sea, is a historical monument in Kasaragod. It is of interest to history enthusiasts. It is a serene location for travellers which give panoramic view of the lush landscape down the hill.  Another attract.....

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People regret not chasing their dreams

In a new research published in the journal Emotion, sheds light on regrets people are haunted about failing to chase their aspirations. Three elements make up a person’s sense of self: the actual, the ideal and the ought self. 72% of participants experienced regret about their ideal self.&n.....

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Amazing things to do in Sikkim

Sikkim is a popular tourist destination which has much to offer to its visitors. Visiting Tibetan monasteries like Rumtek to learn more about local culture. Visit Changku lake for its breath taking landscape. Nathu La will give you a spectacular view of the Himalayan range bordering China. Make a.....

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Tips to pick the right sneakers for every look

Wearing the right pair of sneakers can make your outfit chic any day and it can make or breat your look too. Airport look is best got by wearing slip-ons as they are comfortable and available in a variety of textures and patterns. A weekend short trip to a hill station would need a pair of high t.....

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Taj Mahal tourism suffers as Agra sizzles at 46oC

Tourists visiting Agra and its historical monuments, notably the Taj Mahal, are facing a tough time as the mercury soared more than 46oC. Most tourist avoid visiting the Taj Mahal and other popular spots and those that do visit in the morning or after 4pm. Many tourists have complained of lack of.....

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Princess Hayfa on Vogue Arabia cover ignites debate in KSA

The appearance of Saudi princess on the cover of Vogue Arabia’s June edition has become a topic of heated debate in the conservative kingdom. It has dedicated to the ‘trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia’. “Personally, I support these changes with great enthusiasm,” Pr.....

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Cheers to lighter, vegan beers

Market research shows that millennials are more likely to drink beers that are lighter, vegan or gluten-free, resulting in beer brands experimenting with gluten-free, lower calorie beers that are free of animal products. There are also plant-based dishes that can be made using beer such as beer b.....

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Refreshing drinks for the summer heat

Check out traditional Indian drinks that help stay hydrated through the blazing heat of tropical summer. Chaas or buttermilk is an all-time favourite. Jaljeera and aampanna are spicy, tangy drinks enjoyed everywhere. The Punjabi lassi and the popular South India jigarthanda join the list with kok.....

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Say NO to rat race, share moments

Mr. & Mrs. Vaidya, the ever loving couple, always loved to travel together. So once their children were settled, they started to check off their long pending bucket list. They started with Dubai, visiting the USA, South Africa and Europe came next. They are in their 60s and they have already .....

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Best places for bungee jumping in India

With adventure sports becoming very popular, here are places suitable for bungee jumping. Jumping Heights located at a height of 83 meters in Rishikesh, Ozone Adventures located in Bengaluru, the oldest providers of bungee jumping - Wanderlust Operators located in New Delhi, Gravity Adventure Zon.....

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Here is how restaurants make you splurge

Check out ways restaurants make you overshoot your budget while eating out. Clearing the table when you keep the fork down, tricks you into ordering more, after making leftovers vanish. Menu cards highlight expensive dishes in different colour fonts or with attractive images of the item. Distract.....

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Clothes can reveal your BMI

A study says that the colour of clothes can reveal the BMI too. Darker and multi-coloured clothes are favoured by overweight women while white or black are chosen by men with high BMI. Data collected from feedback forms used by customers of an online retail store were analysed. Layering clothes a.....

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Ways to optimize your work from home routine

Here are the oriven ways where you can optimize your work productivity while working from home. Designate time slots in the morning afternoon or evening and stick to them. Assign a work corner at home with a desk and comfortable chair. Always communciate with your team. Start working in a profess.....

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Things parents must adopt today to raise stable kids

We can raise kids who can adjust and adapt better to make your home a place of love, respect and total support by adopting these things today. You must set boundaries, they might scream now but a week later they adapt to it. Make your child get sufficient sleep at least 9-10 hours. Give them freq.....

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Use these budget-pieces to save a kitchen remodeling

You can amp up an outdated kitchen without remodeling it by using these budget-pieces. Getting a chalkboard to organize meal plans. You can create a recipe book of your own as a keepsake and flaunt it. Try growing a vertical garden with kitchen herbs like coriander, mint, fenugreek etc. buy a run.....

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Indian destinations to visit and when to on a budget

Here’s a list of Indian holiday destinations and the best time to visit them on a budget. Visit Andaman and Nicobar islands in august when the temperature is pleasant and inexpensive. Visiting Goa in August and September is the best time as its economical too. Hampi, a UNESCO world heritage.....

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Bollywood diva’s stylish summer suits

Kareena Kapoor creates trends with her friendly denim and ethnic wears. Now, she has changed her looks with power dressing. The Bollywood queen in red carpet was noted for her stylish pantsuits. Sleek black paintsuit from Mugler showed her sheer waist with neat makeup made her the point of attrac.....

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Kerala is the topmost in tourism, according to FB

Kerala tourism FB page has entered the topmost position with 1.5 million likes than other states. Its dazzling backwaters, virgin beaches and high ranges pushed the state to the top. Besides Kerala, J&K bagged the 2nd place and Gujarat tourism at the 3rd position respectively. FB released the.....

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Living the minimalist way

Start living the rewarding and beneficial minimalist lifestyle. Here are ways to declutter. Firstly get rid of duplicates and broken items that take up unnecessary space. Downsize your living space if it is too large. Get rid of unnecessary clothes such as socks with holes or those that do not fi.....

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How to pick the right footwear: Useful tips for men

Men are confused about getting the right pair of shoes for their formal fittings. Finest and leading brands include: Brogues with its low heeled & ‘W’ design at its cap, Monk strap with buckle and straps focused for fashion world, Oxford with open lace formals, Derby for comfortab.....

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Reasons why we love to eat anything Hyderabadi

You have many reasons to visit Hyderabad, the City of the Nawabs but the most important is eating. You can always arrange a food trip here visiting all the food stops and enjoy each minute of it. ITC’s Kohenur is luxurious with its state of the art. Modern, sleek hotel which can help you di.....

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Gourmet secrets: in search of the perfect pizza

Pizza, the Italian street food has been around for 200 years but Margherita is simply the best. Pizza in Naples and everywhere in Italy is considered almost street food and pizzerias are like Dhabas in India. There is a Naples’ version called Pizza Fritta or fried pizza, where the dough is .....

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Here’s summer décor ideas that are light on your pocket

You can revamp your home with simple tips with minimal costs. You can feel connected with the outdoors by bringing plants inside. Blind out the sun with curtains and drapes and bring an old-worldly charm to dull spaces. Organise your clutter with low budget organiser in varying designs and materi.....

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Beat the heat by giving your home a white makeover

You can make your home more soothing and comfortable by using white on your wall and décor. You can actually calm your sense with a white home décor. White walls and bedsheets can make the room refreshing, brightens the room and makes it look bigger and cleaner. Fresh white flowers .....

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Leave a unique fragrance by layering scents

Make your identity unique by creating your own fragrance. Layering scents does not imply mixing perfumes. It begins when you apply a scented shower gel or soap, followed by body lotion and then finally the perfume. Heavier scents must be applied first to settle down first. For a bespoke single ba.....

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Alexa Chung to expand fashion line to India

British multi-faceted talent Alexa Chung has dipped her fingers in many pies: Fashion designing, modelling, creative consultant and writer. She had started her very own fashion label ‘Alexa in 2016 and she is committed to her brand now. She is planning to expand her label to India, as she t.....

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Here’s Assam’s must visit wildlife destinations

Assam’s umpteen national parks and wildlife sanctuaries make it the perfect gateway to experience wildlife. Kaziranga National Park is an UNESCO World heritage Centre and Assam’s most famous tourist spot for the one-horned rhino. Nameri National Park located close to the eastern Himal.....

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Here’s what you should do in Manali

Manali is listed among the most popular hill stations in Himalchal. Here’s what you should do in Manali to make it a memorable trip. If you love fish, then you must have the trout here. You should rent a bike and explore the old Manali with its cafés and boutiques. Paraglide in Solan.....

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God’s own country’s owns it with its cuisine

Cassava, the traditional restaurant at Kochi Marriott, is named so to bring the versatility of cassava or kappa into the different dishes they serve. Cassava’s cuisine contemporises traditional Kerala food without losing its authenticity by innovations made on age-old recipes.It covers 3 re.....

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Colour of your dress will say about your weight: Study

It is likely the darker and multi-coloured clothes are preferable for women with higher BMI while men with higher BMI may like to wear black or white garments, says a study.  The European Association for the Study of Obesity finds that garments one prefers to wear can predict personality, st.....

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Summer Wedding looks for groomsmen

Attending your best friend’s wedding in summer and deciding what to wear could sweat you out. Here’s how to put together breezy, refreshing looks. Go for a white-style kurta with churidhars and mustard sherwani. Pastel shade outfits area must have. Wearing white can be soothing. Try p.....

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Tips to make your air travel easier

Air travels are sometimes not appealing and it takes hours to reach. Some simple precautions can enable us to enjoy our destinations. A good night of sleep before the travel keeps us fresh and does not give hangovers. Heavy food makes our body unfit for travel. So, always have light food and drin.....

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Uttarakhand: A perfect summer destiantion

Summers can be miserable time for all of us. Uttarakhand is the perfect summer destination with its affordable luxury hill stations and natural beauty. Places to explore are: Chamba, Dhanaulti, Auli, Kanatal, Binsar, Khirsu, Mukteshwar, Valley of flowers, Chaukori, Kausani and Gwaldam, all with i.....

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Experts warn overindulgence in gadgets not good for kids

Parents often proudly describe how adept their little ones are at gadgets but they don’t realise the future behavioral and psychological disorders. Overexposure to gadgets draisn the brain, resulting in memory problems. High levels of simulation of games can’t be expected from media l.....

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Kriti Sanon’s sis Nupur is into fusion fashion

Nupur Sanon has garnered an impressive Instagram fan following of her own, in spite of being B’wood actress Kriti Sanon’s sister. She seems to be loved for her sense of style, particularly being edgy yet chic with the incorporation of many fusion pieces in her wardrobe. She loves her .....

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Shop at these Delhi store for quirky home décor

As the saying goes ‘Our houses, our rooms are a reflection of who we are as a person.’ so it makes sense to add as much personality to our living spaces as we can. These Delhi shops will help you with the quirky home décor. Chumpak is best for all the colourful things that you .....

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Weekend Kasauli getaway: enjoy the pine forest life

Kasauli, a quiet hill station in lower Himalayas offers nature’s unspoilt beauty. Its pine forest will give a feeling of being completely cut off from the world and just stare at these pine trees. You can always go for a trek and discover a bunch of wild birds and flowers and get recharged......

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Head to Om Boot House for affordable custom-made shoes

There is a hidden gem in Moti Bagh, Om Boot House that does bespoke handcrafted custom-made shoes for every occasion. Started by a family of cobblers they pride themselves on making beautiful shoes with materials like leather, rexine and more and are also reasonably priced, starting at Rs 500. Th.....

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Priyanka Chopra looks chic in her plaid pantsuit

Priyanka Chopra arrived at Heathrow Airport on May 18th for her friend Meghan Markle’s wedding, wearing a plaid pantsuit from Italian fashion designer Alberta Ferretti. She looked chic in her tailored blue and green separates, with a low-key grey hoodie, pointy-toe denim heels, narrow-frame.....

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Finding the right sports bra

The main criteria for buyinga sports bra is that it should fit slightly tighter than a regular bra but should be able to breathe deeply and comfortably. If you feel your breathing is constricted or chafing the skin and can’t fit 2 fingers under the strap, then its too tight. If the cup puck.....

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Koi fish tattoos to enhance body art

Add the beautiful koi fish to your body art collection. The colorful fishes represent good omens like luck, longevity, success, courage and ambition. Depending on the direction the fish is swimming, there are different interpretations. A yin-yang-style koi tattoo that signifies balance, is popula.....

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Mahira Khan’s cool summer dresses at Cannes

Mahira Khan walked the Cannes red carpet for L’Oreal Paris on Monday.  First time attendee to the event, she wore strapless black taffeta gown by Alberta Ferretti with Chopard jewellery for the screening of BlacKkKlansman. The actor has been looking elegant wearing a diverse series of .....

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Be fashionable while breast feeding

A young mother in Dubai, Natasha Bajaj found a lack of comfortable, stylish clothes for nursing moms. Her label N&J(Nats and Jun) is a breastfeeding fashion label that designs flowing, chic outfits with strategically positioned ruffles or pleats that hide zips, allowing mothers to feed their .....

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All you need to know about Denims

Denim has a very popular role in today’s fashion world. It is easy to maintain and versatile. It is masculine, feminine and trans-generational. It is perfect for both work and leisure in a hustle-bustle of a busy life. Although so many variants can be seen nowadays like skinny and super ski.....

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Beach Companions

With summer at its peak, those living in a tropical coastland, it is time to hit the beach. It is also time to jump on board the trend with fashionable beach essentials. Eclectic, fun prints are a big this year. Designer Shweta Agarwal says to go for Polka dots and asymmetrical feminine ruffles. .....

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Flaunt your IPL style

With the ongoing IPL season, at its peak stadiums are resounding with cheers and Mexican wave spreading with a frenzied crowd. To make a fashion statement, young fans are wearing IPL merchandise clothing and accessories. Women wear sleeveless or spaghetti tops with their favorite logo and accesso.....

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Priyanka and Deepika make appearances at the Met Gala 2018

The Met Gala 2018 saw Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Lana Del Rey, Rita Ora, Uma Thurman and Madonna walk for the theme Heavenly Bodies. Priyanka Chopra wore a wine red strapless gown with a golden headdress. Deepika Padukone seemed to have missed the theme wa.....

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New York Met Gala combines religion and fashion

New York Met Gala 2018 theme of ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ was held at MoMA Costume Institute ball. A fashion show inspired by religion, celebs dressed as saints and sinners bedecked with crosses, veils and headdresses. Rihanna came as the pope, Kim Kardas.....

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Fashion Photography to go on show in LA

An upcoming event, “Icons of Style” at the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles will exhibit the changing phase of fashion photography. It will include more than 160 photographs. The works by Richard Avedon, Inez & Vinoodh, Peter Lindbergh and many others will be on display. The exh.....

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Gaultier’s upcoming autobiographical fashion show

Fashion Designer Jean Paul Gaultier, one of the edgiest designers of the fashion world, will be coming out with an autobiographical show, to open on 2nd October in Paris. Legendary musician Nile Rodgers, the force behind disco titans, will be composing the music for the event, titled “Fashi.....

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Fashion inspirations from Manushi Chillar

Manushi Chillar’s sartorial choices has transformed into a full-fledged fashion trend. Her style just keeps getting better. Here are a few things to learn from this beauty queen. Make menswear feminine. Wear a pair of killer heels. Add a leather jacket as a final touch to any outfit. Try he.....

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Style up with scarves

If you have a penchant for collecting scarves, here are funky ways to use them. Tie a patterned scarf like a belt around the waist. Wrap a scarf around hips with a swimsuit. Make a fun skirt by wrapping one around bikini bottoms or workout shorts. For an extra hand tie up the corners and make you.....

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Casting transgender persons as models

The advertising and modelling industry has been promoting transgender in the campaigns recently. Gowri Savitri, a transgender recently featured in an ad for a traditional brand Karalkada, dressed up in a Kerala Kasavu sari. Deepa, one of the owners of Karalkada emphasises that the ad does not foc.....

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Prom dress in center of ‘cultural appropriation’ debate

A high school student’s pictures of her prom dress has drummed up a furious debate online for cultural appropriation. Keziah, who is not Chinese, had posted pictures of herself wearing Qipao, a traditional Chinese dress, for her prom. Supporters and critics clashed over the weekend over the.....

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Fashion blogger creates a DIY prom gown with trash bags

Amber Scholl a 24-year-old fashion blogger designed a DIY prom dress after her fans said that she could look good even in a trash bag. She used her skills to create a gown using black and white trash bags in 7 hours. Her YouTube video which gives the detailed steps was seen by Glad products who h.....

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Princess becomes icon of fashion in Saudi Arabia

Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, the great-granddaughter of Saudi Arabia's founder, oversaw her country's first Arab Fashion Week. She said that she is obliged to respect her country’s culture and religion, which she admires as their identity. The Arab Fashion Week was presented .....

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Amal Clooney’s unique style

Amal Clooney is a fashion icon who rocked the scene with grace and sense of sophistication. Her clothing arsenal has been upscale and professional. She has a surprise element, be it in her pick of boots or denim. She has beautifully concocted the art of layering with every cool look she comes up .....

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Dressing the right size for Indians

When it comes to standard size for clothes, International Standard size has been followed by India. This is not in tune with Indian body types. A particular size from one brand will vary from another brand. To bring all such sizing problems to an end, NIFT has associated with Ministry of Textiles.....

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Masaba Gupta’s Summer Collection

Ace designer Masaba Gupta is known for her quirky and fusion designs. Her Summer 2018 collection includes sarees, anarkali suits in colors of pink, mustard yellow and gold. Her collections include crushed chanderi sarees in pearl ivory with gold kalash prints. The pink sindoor sported by the mode.....

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Update your fashion quotient with paper bag waist trend

Paper bag waist is in vogue for trousers, dresses, skirts and shorts as they are both comfortable and chic. You can turn your office look by wearing this with a crisp white shirt. You can also wear a bright paper bag waist skit with floral spaghetti top and bandanna. High paper bag waist shorts a.....

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Make your wardrobe summer ready with breathable fabrics

The summer, with its soaring temperature, also brings sweat, heat and dust. People try out different ways to beat the heat. One good way is to make your wardrobe ready for summer with these breathable fabrics. Khadi is organic, handspun, natural and skin friendly. Hemp is durable, lightweight and.....

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Places to visit in the vibrant city of Hong Kong

Hong Kong city has a rich history blending with modern influences. When planning a holiday in Hong Kong, Disneyland and Ocean Park are first choices. But there is much more to explore.  Cheung Chau Bun festival and Dragon Boat festival are held in the month of May and June. Visit the Big Bud.....

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Travel essentials that makes travelling easier

Most people love travelling, visiting new places, meeting new people and tasting new foods and knowing different cultures. Setting yourself for travel will help you relax and make most of your surroundings. A Ted Baker’s suitcase is packed with a Flight travel hair dryer, digicam, Chapter D.....

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