Swati Chaturvedi

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(Pics: Shutterstock)

Committing to wellness

By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:39 PM IST
In this new era of health consciousness, individuals are willing to spend on living a full life and are constantly looking for destinations to make memories for a lifetime. A yearning for cultural vibrancy and authentic experiences force these travellers to indulge  in holistic programs like spa getaways, detoxing cleansing with food, which in turn fosters an emotional and a life-changing wellness journey for eternity.
 (Pics: Shutterstock)
(Pics: Shutterstock)

Hair today, not gone tomorrow!

By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:32 PM IST
Shedding  noticeable amounts of hair everyday? Accustomed to seeing them fall out in clumps, bunched up in the shower drain and stray strands on your pillow, you probably will have little respite in knowing that there are scores of others. But the problem needs immediate attention and some hair fall treatment right away.
Making the most of Valentine’s day, sustainably!  
Making the most of Valentine’s day, sustainably!  

Making the most of Valentine’s day, sustainably!  

By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 11:41 AM IST
As we all know 2020 has been the year of staying at home, so dressing up our homes and setting a romantic mood for that stay-at-home date night - without being too cheesy would definitely add to the charm and love that this day brings with it. But don’t forget to practice sustainability while doing your space, as 2020 taught us to be eco-conscious and eco-friendly.
Pooja Agarwal
Pooja Agarwal

The Hindustan Times Trailblazer Award 2021: Pooja Agarwal

By Swati Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2021 02:40 PM IST
A trilateral amputee who lost both her legs and her arm in a train accident in 2012, 32-year-old Pooja Agarwal began shooting professionally.
Syed Rafath Parveen
Syed Rafath Parveen

The Hindustan Times Trailblazer Award: Syed Rafath Parveen (posthumously)

By Swati Chaturvedi, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 01:30 PM IST
Organ donation is a gift of life that can help ill patients live healthy, happy lives. It’s a known fact that funerals are gut-wrenching. Yet, a final gift can save lives and bring healing to other families, a positive can come out of the pain
Truffles: not a trifle matter in the culinary world
Truffles: not a trifle matter in the culinary world

Truffles: not a trifle matter in the culinary world

By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 12:54 AM IST
There’s hardly a food aficionado who doesn’t love to gorge on the aromatic and flavourful truffle mushrooms
Blending safety in an adventure trip
Blending safety in an adventure trip

Blending safety in an adventure trip

By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:59 PM IST
The pandemic brought our journeys to a standstill but it could never kill our curiosity
Fabrics such as handwoven silk, cotton and linen with floral threadwork for women, and elegant bandhgala for men in olive green evokes patriotism and love for the country. (Photo: Ichit Anand)
Fabrics such as handwoven silk, cotton and linen with floral threadwork for women, and elegant bandhgala for men in olive green evokes patriotism and love for the country. (Photo: Ichit Anand)

Republic Day Special: The tricolour of unity

By Swati Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Soul-nourishing hues of saffron, white and green — there is an unspoken dress code that defines Republic Day for us Indians. The colours convey the sacredness of the ideas, ambitions and values of our country. In our diversity, there’s beauty, strength and pride.

This police cop is a saviour for workers of GB road

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:54 PM IST
A seemingly unassuming woman sitting at her desk crouched into loose sheets of paper of a new case file, vigorously scribbling away all the while surrounded by people constantly interrupting her is none other than Sub-inspector Kiran Sethi, posted at GB Road police station.
Ginger tea(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Ginger tea(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

This winter, make herbs your mainstay

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:33 PM IST
Winters are synonymous with warm chai, bonfire, and cute sweaters. But, what we usually forget is that with the cold season, comes a gamut of germs and viruses and our immunity is checked at every cough and at every sniffle. And potent immunity-boosting herbs come to our rescue.

Jealousy: How much is too much

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 04:02 PM IST
From envying a friend’s staycation to being jelly that your co-worker got the opportunity that you were eyeing, examples of jealousy are perfectly normal — though not always healthy. And the same goes for relationships: It’s pointless to pretend that being in a happy relationship is synonymous with the absence of jealousy.

Bearing the brunt of a pandemic breakup

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:52 PM IST
The system - work life, social life, family life, just the way we knew it, changed drastically overnight and added to it the trauma of ending a romantic liaison, you were left wondering why now.For many, 2020 became the worst year to break up.

Weaving a gastronomical world

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:21 AM IST
Food truly transcends all boundaries. It binds us together and reminds us, even in diversity, we have much in common. It not only connects us, but it truly brings out the best in us. Through cooking, community ties and friendships become stronger. Food crosses all borders, allowing people from all around the globe to interact, grow, and of course, eat together.

Don’t let winters eat up your fitness regime

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Come winter and the hardest task is to get out of the warmth of the blanket and go for that run. As soon as temperatures dip, even the most motivated and dedicated fitness enthusiasts start to press the snooze icon on the mobile clock.If you are struggling to maintain the exercise schedule which you aced at during the summer months, you are not alone.

Once upon a table

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 09:58 PM IST
From decorations and holiday cookies to the dinner menu, everyone loves the sense of familiarity that comes with tradition. Of course, there’s always room for new holiday festivities, but that’s not to say that they can be filled with the same nostalgia for time gone by. It’s still the charm of classic dishes that make the traditional supper on Christmas memorable.

Should pregnancy be a public matter?

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:07 PM IST
Pregnancies are often big milestones in people’s lives, an occasion to celebrate whether it’s our near and dear ones or actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma, we can’t help but share in their joy. For their pregnancy conforms to the expectations of the society, and therefore is celebrated. But as soon as it was insinuated that singer Neha Kakkar was sporting a baby bump within 2 months of her marriage, people on the internet broke out in furore and weren’t as approving

Walnuts - Making everyday healthy!

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:43 PM IST
Walnuts are an easy choice with nutrients to support the heart, brain and gut and healthy immune system. Walnuts are loaded with nutrients and can be consumed daily to meet the necessary nutrition.

Lyrics, music and video, all play an equal role in deciding the success of a song: Bismil

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 01:49 AM IST
A humongous global fanbase and ability to churn out hit after hit, singer-composer, Bismil started his journey in the Punjabi music industry some six years back and has been belting out hit numbers ever since.

Celebrating sunshine in a dimly lit world

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 11:48 PM IST
On Human Rights day, every person is reminded of the basic rights, everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being irrespective of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. This year, Vartika Nanda, prison reformer, organised the Tinka Tinka India Awards- 2020 on Human Rights Day, awards aimed at the contribution of jail inmates and staff.
This advertisement itself speaks volumes about the very dim view that the Indian masses have with respect to dancers, artists and performers.
This advertisement itself speaks volumes about the very dim view that the Indian masses have with respect to dancers, artists and performers.

No shame in art

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:01 PM IST
An advertisement of a popular TV show on a leading channel showcasing women dancers in a bad light drew a lot of flak on Twitter.

A negative character requires a certain mental equilibrium which is hard to achieve but not impossible: Manish Verma

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 05:09 AM IST
Actor Manish Verma dared to let go of his secure positive actor image and is now exploring the psychology of a negative character for his new show.
(Photo: Shutterstock)
(Photo: Shutterstock)

Be cautious in and after a relationship

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Sending intimate pictures used to be such a taboo thing to do—no one talked about it but everyone did it. Then people started realising sexting was a given, which led to more and more intimate pictures being sent, which led to women getting their pictures leaked on the internet.
(Photo: Shutterstock)
(Photo: Shutterstock)

Combating dry winter hair with DIY masks

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:13 PM IST
With December, winter begins to set in. You can feel it in the early morning breeze and the nip in the air at night. But sadly, with winter, everything seems to get drier and duller - your skin, lips and of course your hair. Dry winter air zaps the essential moisture of the hair and they end up dry and brittle.
Dev Deepavali(Photos: Rajesh Kumar/HT)
Dev Deepavali(Photos: Rajesh Kumar/HT)

A trip to the holy land of Varanasi is healing and enlightening

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Culture intertwined with religion has kissed this mystic land of Varanasi since time immemorial.

A fashion tribute to the deities

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 01:17 AM IST
Using fashion aesthetics, design students got a unique opportunity to dress up Lord Krishna in colourful, traditional designer wear in an event organised by ISKCON, Dwarka, New Delhi.
A smart phone is a blessing for little ones
A smart phone is a blessing for little ones

These little ones got a surprise gift

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:35 PM IST
For disadvantaged students, access to learning throughout the pandemic has been a challenge. But a few smartphones gifted to these kids in village ensured that they continue studying

Charity that respects dignity: No such thing as leftover food

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Food charity is sometimes described as leftover food for the less fortunate. This should change, and you should only give something that you would want to sit down and eat with your own family, this NGO believes

Himanshi Khurana: For me, the quality of the material matters and not other farcical factors

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Model and actress Himanshi Khurana is a household name when it comes to Punjabi music industry. With back
Kulfi with a whiskylicious twist
Kulfi with a whiskylicious twist

Gorge worthy, gorgeous fusion desserts

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:14 AM IST
Desserts are to the festive season, what crackers are to Diwali. Classic or traditional are great but creative culinary minds have been experimenting with timeless recipes and producing some delish desserts.
Expert chefs can prepare a large spread of customised dishes, for intimate celebrations.(Salsa Kitchen)
Expert chefs can prepare a large spread of customised dishes, for intimate celebrations.(Salsa Kitchen)

A flavourful spin to eating in

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Evolving dynamics of the food industry has brought the expertise of a chef within the comfort of your home!
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