Dressing up for a Club…

‘Members only’ has, by nature an exclusionary connotation, whether we like it or not. This is not the first time a well known personality has written about being denied permission to enter an elite club.  As is customary, no opinion piece may proceed before the usual disclaimer- So, here, The text following the…

Fashion with a Heart!

The Insider witnessed a one of its kind fashion show in the capital recently. The event “ASHMITA” held at Kamal Mahal, ITC Maurya, New Delhi honored and raised financial support for Women facing social atrocities which included survivor of acid attack. The survivors walked the ramp with aplomb, sashaying down it in designer Sumona Parekh’s…

A Personal, Global History

There’s something about a book borne out of a promise at a social meet. Such as the one, that stemmed out of Moin mir’s catching up with the publisher.  The book, a 200+ -pager, Surat –Fall of a Port, Rise of a Prince, Roli Books, unearths nuggets of Surti history, previously unheard of,…

Organic Skincare this Summer

Pollution, dust, stress and crazy (read, an absence of) work-life balance- are just some of the things that make us want to hate our skin breakouts in summer. There was a time when we celebrated and cared for our skin without moving out of the kitchen, ie: with naturally available…

All you Wanted to Know about Beauty Treatments

I am all for a healthy life, against ageism and of course, a believer in beauty is skin deep- but do love to have a spotless, healthy skin! There, all disclaimers intact, let’s broach the topic of beauty treatments. I  was recently at the ISAAC International Skin and Anti Ageing Centre, one amongst…

An Irani Cafe Must do!

The SodaBottleOpenerwala Experience The moment you enter this concept restaurant and bar, a.k.a a Bombay Irani Cafe, you are in a  quaint time capsule. Full marks to architect Clement and Sabina for bringing the Bawa way of life, to life. The familiarity associated with Irani cafes intact! I had the pleasure of being invited by the effervescent chef and…

The Velvet Room Experience

As I sat sampling the oriental delicacies at the dimly lit ‘Lounge-Bar’, a young, not underage couple, crouched near the corner at the entrance, sampling the The Velvet Room experience …I suppose, cursing me for ruining their solitude together. What a way to start, but start we must. I am guessing this is the clientele that fills…

Quick Skincare Fix, anyone?

I recently attended a beauty masterclass. Yes, turn my age and you’ll start believing in even voodoo magic, for age reversal and this was a workshop by a dermatologist, so why not? Do you agree? ‘Whats’ wrong with home made beauty remedies? I ask the dermatologist, ‘Nothing, she replies coolly, only that they…

Making Flexi Work, Work!

Please answer the simple question before you proceed any further to identify whether you are a bot or not.  Are you a human? Okay great! You have access to the rest of the article. As a human, I am guessing you have many interests. Imagine, when your interest becomes your…

Make it Big in Blogging!

Designed by Freepik What you just read is the exact kind of clickbait headline that you should be wary of, as a blogger. Very easy to be led by these ‘How to’, ‘tips and Tricks.. ‘, ‘5 ways to..’ so on and forth. Fresh out of the panel on travel blogging…