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…

Cooking by the Book!

#TheInsiderFood When I have two things to cook – I choose the main course and dessert! And you? I find cooking therapeutic and when a pre-teen is at home to help you around, it’s a job done in a jiffy! On the menu Kung Pao Fish Brazilian Brigadeiros My only…

JLF’18-After the Dust Settles Down…

After the dust (read stardust) has settled down on the sangam of art, culture, cinema and literature potpourri at the Jaipur Literature festival, it is time to do the Math as a first time attendee. Raising the bar- Writers and co-Founders,  Jaipur literture Festival, Namita Gokhale, William Dalrmple with Sanjoy K Roy,…

Saved from being a ‘Manel’!

The tragedy of parallel sessions at JLF is that you zero in on the one you wish to brave the human sea for and attend in person, is only a fraction more of your interest than the others. Here’s what I made of and about the panels that I attended. Of Simla Langurs…

First Day, First Show Jaipur Literature festival!

In Defence of MinimalismThe annual gala, the Mahakumbh of literature festivals- Zee Jaipur Literature festival kicked off yesterday, at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.Pico Iyer, in his seminal keynote address, ‘Charting a World Without Borders’, called it, ‘the most glamorous and romantic literature festivals in the world’.  Tall in stature and in…

An Inclusive Fashion Future!

The Chanakya saw in the capital recently the mint new new  Anita Dongre’s Grassroot space, spanning 1500 square feet, that truly emotes the brand’s philosophy – revive, sustain & empower. The décor is accented by elements in rose gold, cork and sustainable sourced wood. Every detail is special in this store, from custom-made…