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Now, brides phool around in real rose gowns and lehengas

Move over the heavy, ornate 10kg wedding lehengas. The next time a bride sings ‘meri assi kali ka lehenga’, she may just be talking about the flower buds on her wedding outfit.

Let's face it: People trust 'average-looking' faces over attractive ones

People may not find average-looking faces most attractive but they are considered to be the most trustworthy, researchers say.

For all you snow bunnies: Eight best skiing destinations in India and abroad

This winter, enjoy the drop in temperature by chasing the snow. Ardent travellers from around the world are making most of the chilly season by hitting skiing destinations. Here’s a list of places that you can visit for some downhill fun.

Smart tips to help you recycle outfits like Duchess of Repeats Kate Middleton

While the Duchess of Cambridge owns many exquisite outfits, she loves some enough to wear them repeatedly. Don’t let the fashion police tell you not to repeat outfits; take a cue from Kate Middleton -- recycle, but do it smartly.

Things old and new, borrowed and blue

With the Indian wedding season in full swing, it's interesting to think of the similarities between cultures. For instance, Celtic brides in ancient Europe wore red, just like Hindu brides do even today - and for the same reason, that it's the colour of fertility.

The last open letter to writers of open letters

Open letters are quite a rage now. In this column, Sonal Kalra talks about how people have resorted to writing open letters on a social media platform and then wait for hours for it to go viral. Read on...

Redefining rhythm, raga and melody through film posters

If music be the spice of life, the National Film Archive of India added lot more spice to it at the recently concluded 45th International Film Festival of India in Goa by curating a unique exhibition; telling the story of music in Indian films through posters.

Weekend fix for the soul: F.E.A.R, face everything and rise

Fear empties you off your strength and makes you weak- it is a terrible thing to have when it gets in the way of  enjoying our lives. If fear comes too close, look at it in the eye, realise that we are the masters that created it, challenge it, laugh at it and face it head-on, it will lose potency.

Would you eat this new Bulgarian candy that's also a deodorant?

There are sprays, roll-ons and sticks. But now candy-maker Alpi is offering a new kind of deodorant: in the form of delicious sweets. The sweets look like bonbons, are available in hard, chewy and even sugar-free versions, and are based on a Japanese research.

What's the single most important thing for singles in India? Mobile phones!

The survey, by an online matrimony platform was conducted on a total of 6,500 respondents in the age group of 23 to 35 years, to understand how crucial a mobile phone is for unmarried men and women.

Lights, sound, camera…Oh, So many of them!

Kolhapur's Sarvesh Deorukhakar loves looking at the world through filters and pathfinders. He is not much of a photographer, but he has more than 500 cameras in his collection, including the world's first SLR that was launched in 1935.

What makes a guy cringe: 5 turn-offs for men on a first date

If you’re a lady who is looking forward to a first date, here is a gentleman’s perspective on what works and what doesn’t. There are definitely a few deal-breakers! So, ladies, pay heed to these...

Paaya to parantha, chikki to chaat: It's feasting time on Delhi streets

The cool weather is finally here and Delhi's foodies are thronging streetside stalls that serve seasonal delicacies. So perhaps it's best not to spend foggy winter mornings lingering over frothy Starbucks cappuccinos and instead opt for the poor man's power breakfast of paaya?

Say bye to dry and flaky skin

This winter make sure to exfoliate your face once a week with a face scrub, moisturise you face well and use sunscreen before stepping out in the sun.

Gay and proud: How LGBT community thrives despite constant setbacks

Early December, the sixth Delhi Queer Pride Parade saw unprecedented attendance, which ran into thousands. Now, we take a peek into the lives of Mumbai's LGBT community that thrives despite constant setbacks.
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