Just over ten to fifteen years ago, it was commonplace for parents and for us to think about jobs in terms of three major factors – salary, job security and the name of the company. Landing a government job was considered the best possible thing and jobs were just that – jobs, that’d keep the home fires burning. Women working wasn’t as common as it is now.
I’ve always maintained that art is something one must get acquainted with at some point in one’s life. Art has many forms – whether it’s related to performing arts, design, paintings, or music. Art is the most elevated form of expression, in my opinion, and any celebration of it is definitely to be welcomed. I had earlier written about Art Bengaluru and what to look forward to in this contemporary art extravaganza. I was one of the privileged few to attend the opening night of Art Bengaluru which included many stunning art installations and a musical night. Read on to know more about it.
Art Bengaluru is one of South India’s leading annual festivals for contemporary art where it showcases some of the most promising talent in all forms of art, whether it’s painting, design, music or cinema in the contemporary world. Held at UB City, the art extravaganza goes on for about two weeks within which one gets to experience the very best in contemporary cinema, go for informative workshops and be part of events that celebrate the complete joy that art can bring.
You must have heard a lot of people waxing eloquent about the benefits of moroccan oil online. While usage of this miracle oil, also known as argan oil, has been around for centuries, it is only recently that it has become globally renowned for its amazing benefits. It nourishes hair, keeps it soft and healthy and also works as a great leave-in conditioner. I recently experienced the complete Moroccan Oil treatment for my hair at Bounce salon Bangalore. Read on to know how it was!
When I hear stories of old Bombay, about the quaint Irani cafes and the influence of Parsi heritage on this beautiful country, a lot of illustrious Parsi names come to mind. From actors like Boman Irani to visionaries like JRD, there’s so much to love about the community and its vibrant culture. When I first visited Soda Bottle Opener Wala, the name itself brought a smile to my face as I recalled the typical Parsi surname – from Screwvala to Daruwala, and dreamt of making a quiet trip to Bombay spent discovering these cafes and having a nice conversation with an old Parsi lady over a strong cup of Irani tea. I recently had the chance to discover what comprises a Parsi Bhonu, a meal specially prepared for Navroz, the Parsi New Year, at Soda Bottle Opener Wala. Read on to know my impressions of it!
Imagine if you were able to have perfect nails, all year long. If you could just slap on new colours and experiment with tons of textures, and even try nail art without spending too much time or effort. If you could take it off as easily as you put it on.
If you love nailpolish as much as I do, you’d know that the struggle is real. We all know that the right way to apply nailpolish is to first put on a layer of transparent base coat, wait for it to dry, then add your favourite colour layered on top, wait for that to dry and then finally add a top coat.
NYX Cosmetics is one of the most fun, vibrant and amazing makeup brands out there today. Its soft matte lip creams have a cult following, myself included ever since I got my hands on the Amsterdam shade from Sephora Delhi. For all fans of the brand, you must be aware of how tough it’s been to get your hands on any of their stuff. Well, the good news is that they’ve been officially launched in India! They’re available at all Sephora outlets and also on Nykaa online. In the meantime, these are the 5 NYX Cosmetics products you simply must try at least once!
When you crave a giant cheesy burger with a mountain-load of fries on the side, or a chocolate brownie or whatever you love, there’s often no stopping you once you’re convinced. You might feel like wolfing one down but sometimes, it’s good to stop and think about all that cholesterol that this might cause in the long run. It’s not about you getting old but just about eating smart. Recently, I had the chance to discover how to indulge in easy and healthy snacking with Real Good Yummiez and Chef Michael Swamy at the lovely Cafe Mangii in a High Tea event at Orion Mall. Read on to know the 3 ways he taught us to create healthy snacks.
It’s that time of the year again when the world is abuzz with well-dressed people hurrying along to so many shows, when websites seem to be full of ‘streetstyle inspiration’, when who wore what becomes a matter of global interest and when new trends arrive that disrupt yet delight. Fashion week is in full swing round the globe, from the recently concluded Fall 2016 Couture Week to Couture Week closer home in India, and soon to Bangalore Fashion Week as well. Whether you’re attending as a guest or for the after-parties, it’s important to look the part. I’ve put together a few no-fuss, no fail fashion week outfit ideas for that wardrobe inspiration you need. They’re just the kind of looks that’ll make you stand out – read on!
Dr Jamuna Pai is one of the most recognizable names in skincare in India today, and her legacy of over two decades leaves behind a whole lot of expertise in cosmetic services. From consulting, she moved on to creating the Dr Jamuna Pai SkinLab range of luxury skincare clinics across the country. Very recently, their latest SkinLab opened on Vittal Mallya Road and I had a chance to experience a luxury facial from their range of experiences. I’m going to talk about my experience with the Oxy-Blast facial, and also discuss a few Dr Jamuna Pai beauty tips that will help you take better care of your skin.