5 Must-Have Looks – LMIFashion Week Spring Summer 19

What’s your fashion persona? No, don’t know yet? Well, look into your closet, closely. Identify the colours, patterns, textures, silhouettes that you’ve stocked over the years. Glance through your Instagram handle-what do you see? Well, that’s your fashion self you’re looking at. There are deeper reasons to the way we dress our mannequins. We match colours to our mood and context to the garment. Day offs and off days, are both aligned with the fashion choices we make consciously or unconsciously. Being fashionable is not following trends but setting them! Have a pick of my picks to construct a carefully Continue Reading

JCB Prize 2018 Shortlist – Year’s Best of Indian Writing

Five greatest novels of 2018 demonstrate the universal ambition of contemporary Indian fiction The JCB Prize for Literature’s inaugural shortlist of five distinguished novels by Indian writers was announced today. Varied in their themes and settings, the novels nonetheless share an ambition: to reveal as-yet-undiscovered worlds through powerfully drawn scenes and characters. Launched earlier this year, the JCB Prize for Literature was open for entries until May 31st2018. On September 5th, after months of reading and evaluation, the jury announced a long list of ten novels. All of which displayed a great diversity of contemporary Indian writing.  After that, the Continue Reading

Bhuvan Bam reveals how BB Ki Vines won the internet

YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam bares it all in the session titled, Broadcasting Your Mind – How to Win the Internet. Those living under the rock won’t know that Bam won the internet with his popular YouTube channel BB Ki Vines. Now they know! The 24-year-old YouTube star crossed the 10-million subscribers mark just last week. Bhuvan began ‘broadcasting his mind’ at the age of 21.  Whoa! The Insider brings you all the dope on what he said!   The Beginning of BB KI VINES I was playing in a restaurant before BB Ki Vines happened. My music went on on Continue Reading

Restart Your Career, Woman!

The convention hall was abuzz with women’s chatter. This was not just another day of catching up over coffee or listening to lectures. It was a day of meeting women intending to get back to work after a pause in their career. A day to be mentored by industry insiders. A face to face meeting with probable hirers! What I did there! As an itinerant #MilitaryWife , a trainer (www.swatirai.co.in) , writer and blogger- and a mentor for many such kindred souls, I get a lot of queries on how to sustain a career path and how to make it Continue Reading

Glenfiddich Cocktail Recipes

As promised in the previous blog, here are the six concoctions by master bartenders across the country Glenfiddich World’s Most experimental Bartender competition:   Sanchayan Jana and Chef Saby   ‘Dufftown Fashioned’    Ingredients   Unsalted vanilla butter wash Glenfiddich 12-year-old – 50 ml Drambuie – 15 ml Homemade spiced Rosella bitter – 4 dash Serve with a Glenfiddich dear shaped tulie (cookie) dusted with Rosella sugar Method Stir Soumyadipta Pachal and Perfumer Rajiv Sheth ‘Scent Sational’ Ingredients   Glenfiddich 12-year-old – 45ml Ratafia – 17ml Palmarosa syrup – 10ml Walnut bitter – 2 dash Patchouli & chocolate bitter – Continue Reading