Meenakshi Iyer writes on food, fashion, technology and health for Hindustan Times. She has worked with Indian Express, Mid-Day and Reuters in the past.
Articles by Meenakshi Iyer
Travel light, here are the best packing tips every traveller should know
Ahead of the peak holiday season, we thought of putting together some useful travel packing tips to help you keep your life on the go a little less chaotic. These are tips that expert travellers swear by and you will soon see why.
Updated on Oct 19, 2018 01:58 PM IST
World Mental Health Day, how to find the best therapist for you and a list of therapists near you
With increasing conversation around mental health, the stigma attached to mental health illness is slowly being eliminated. This means more people are ready to seek help. Here’s how to find the right therapist for you and a list of non-judgmental therapists near you.
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 09:46 AM IST
Best brunch spots in Mumbai to help you eat clean even on a weekend
Clean eating and a healthy lifestyle are no longer restricted to your Monday to Friday routine. You can detox over a weekend as well without compromising on your taste buds. These are the best healthy brunches in Mumbai.
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 08:46 AM IST
World Contraception Day: These 5 period tracking apps can help you have safe sex
There are many benefits to tracking your menstrual cycle: better overall health and a safe sex life. Knowing your fertile window and scheduling sex accordingly can save you from unwanted pregnancy.
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 10:11 AM IST
Cold pressed coconut oil benefits, here’s how you can use it for skincare and cooking
The western world discovered coconut oil fairly recently, Indian homes have always stocked up coconut oil in their pantries. A nice, relaxing ‘champi’ (massage) on a Sunday morning is a must-do ritual in many Indian homes. In Southern India, coconut oil is used not only for its skin and hair benefits but also in cooking.
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 09:21 AM IST
Onam 2018, here’s why Sadya is the most balanced meal, full of nutritional value
Onam 2018: The traditional Onam Sadya, a feast that consists of 26 dishes, is one of the highlights of the festival with Malayalis cooking it for friends and family. Though the meal may seem indulgent, it is, in fact, one of the healthiest thalis one can have.
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Lakme Fashion Week 2018: Sushmita Sen sizzles in a saree, plus 5 bold style lessons
Lakme Fashion Week 2018: From dramatic makeup to sustainable fashion, here are some style lessons for your wardrobe.
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 04:00 PM IST
Lakme Fashion Week 2018: Day 1 saw Prateik Babbar in drag and more edgy outfits
The Winter/Festive edition of Lakmé Fashion Week 2018 kicked off on 22 August and here are the highlights from day 1.
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 4 reasons to never skip it
An ideal breakfast sets you up for the rest of the day. It helps you stay energetic to go about your routine.
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 09:46 AM IST
5 foods that cause bloating and here’s what you should eat to avoid it
Bloating is a condition that occurs when your gastrointestinal tract is filled with excess air and gas. There could be many reasons this happens, but the most common one is the foods you eat.
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 03:22 PM IST
World Photography Day: Celebrate the photographer in you at these spots in India
On World Photography Day, we want to help you get the best shots for your social media page. So here’s a list of some of the best locations in India to get that perfect Insta shot.
Updated on Aug 19, 2018 09:28 AM IST
7 health mistakes young women are making and here’s how to correct them
Many of us make the mistake of prioritising everything – be it kids, family, careers – over our health. And this only means that we’re damaging our health without even realising.
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Gym etiquette, breaking these unwritten exercise rules will make everyone hate you
Gym etiquette: No one likes that guy who puts down his towel on a machine, only to use it after an hour. So, if you want to earn a few brownie points among your gym pals, we suggest you read further. These unwritten rules around hygiene, cleanliness, common courtesy are often ignored, but it’s important to follow them.
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 09:08 PM IST
4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend
Here are some tips to get you through the long weekend – whether you’re travelling or planning to stay in. Don’t let the weekend rain down your fitness goals.
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 09:06 AM IST
Intermittent fasting for weight loss, expert tips on maximising diet and exercise benefits
The most popular way of Intermittent Fasting (IF) is the 16:8 method, where you fast for 16 hours and eat in the 8-hour window. Recently, Max Weber, a fitness trainer (with over a 74.1k followers on Instagram) shared a few tips on how to do IF for fat burn.
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Frozen foods, always keep these 6 foods in the freezer to reap their health benefits
Frozen foods: Too busy to meal prep and plan? Here are the best foods to freeze in advance and use them through the week.
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 09:02 AM IST
World Breastfeeding Week: 5 celebs who taught us breastfeeding is normal
It is 2018 and we continue to outrage about a mother’s right to nurse her baby wherever she wants. Here are 5 celebrity mothers who told us that breastfeeding is normal and real, so just deal with it. We are proud of them.
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 09:02 AM IST
Diet plan to lose weight, don’t decide on a routine before you’ve read this
Diet plan to lose weight: Before starting your weight loss journey, it is important to know the right diet for your body and activity type. Check for these things before starting a diet routine to avoid bad results.
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 08:50 AM IST
Weight loss tips, 10 items that have no place on your plate if you want to lose weight
Weight loss tips: While it is common knowledge that one should stay away from desserts and fried snacks, weight loss experts advice to lay off a host of other unhealthy foods. So if your diet consists of any of these, you know what to do – throw it out.
Updated on Jul 31, 2018 11:40 AM IST
Jennifer Lopez is the fitness inspiration we need. Her diet, exercise secrets revealed
Jennifer Lopez, 49 looks incredible, even after all these years. She credits her body to regular workouts and a strict diet.
Updated on Jul 31, 2018 11:37 AM IST
Rohit Bal’s nature-inspired collection ends the India Couture Week 2018 on a high
Rohit Bal ended the India Couture Week 2018 with a collection that was reminiscent of the reluctant designer’s childhood in Kashmir’s many gardens and forests.
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 09:45 AM IST
India Couture Week 2018, 7 Suneet Varma sarees every bride needs in her trousseau
India Couture Week 2018, a saree is eternal and couturier Suneet Varma gave us some of the best saree looks of the night.
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 02:39 PM IST
ICW 2018: Amit Aggarwal’s collection was a dream for saree gown lovers
India Couture Week 2018 day 3 saw designer Amit Aggarwal give an edgy twist to saree gowns, the perfect outfit for cocktails and reception. Actor Shilpa Shetty walked the ramp as his showstopper.
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Weight loss, 7 scary reasons you’re losing too much weight without trying
It is completely natural for your weight to fluctuate; it could be because of hormonal changes, PMS, water retention, many reasons. But if you notice drastic weight loss, it might be a cause of worry.
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 12:24 PM IST
ICW 2018: 6 best looks by Falguni and Shane Peacock for your next cocktail party
India Couture Week 2018, there’s plenty of inspiration in designers Falguni and Shane Peacock’s latest couture collection. The outfits are perfect for a fun and fearless bride, and of course her bridesmaids.
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 11:51 AM IST
Falguni and Shane Peacock dazzle with metallic hues in couture debut
India Couture Week 2018 saw designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock take their Parisian princess inspiration to the next level with a shimmering collection of dresses and lehengas in every metallic hue possible.
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 04:27 PM IST
Anurag Kashyap’s post on dealing with a fatal ligament injury is inspiring
Anurag Kashyap recently took to Instagram to share his journey to recovery after suffering from ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament. The ace director’s moving story of how he recovered from the broken ligament with the help of exercise and swimming is all the motivation you need to start your fitness journey.
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 02:53 PM IST
Here’s why I started tracking my periods and you should too. It helps lose weight fast
There are many benefits to tracking your menstrual cycle: better overall health, visible results like weight loss while working out and of course, good sex life.
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 12:43 PM IST
India Couture Week 2018: Anju Modi time travels to the Victorian era with her collection
India Couture Week 2018 saw designer Anju Modi end day 1 on a spectacular note with her collection inspired by the Victorian era. Actor Kangana Ranaut walked the ramp as her showstopper.
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 03:13 PM IST
India Couture Week 2018: Aditi Rao Hydari looks ethereal as the showstopper for Tarun Tahiliani
India Couture Week 2018 begins on a glamourous note as actress Aditi Rao Hydari walks the ramp for couture king Tarun Tahiliani in a lehenga that every bride-to-be would dream of.
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 03:17 PM IST