Swati Chaturvedi
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Time for lights!

The festival of lights beckons us, and lighting is probably the most fun element of home design. With eco-friendly and sustainable living being the only two buzzwords, this Diwali, sustainable lamps are being chosen to experiment and characterise spaces.

And when it comes to eco conscious lighting, it seems that paper lighting i.e. lighting made from used paper pulp, cardboard and paper mâché is no match. Put them at a corner and let your guests rave about the aesthetic appeal of your house
And when it comes to eco conscious lighting, it seems that paper lighting i.e. lighting made from used paper pulp, cardboard and paper mâché is no match. Put them at a corner and let your guests rave about the aesthetic appeal of your house
Published on Oct 30, 2021 11:02 PM IST

Charming, beautiful and mesmerising: Ayodhya Wali Diwali

Celebrate the festival of lights in this Holy city and soak in the grand and mesmerising aerial drone shows set on the banks of Sarayu this year

Ayodhya Wali Diwali
Ayodhya Wali Diwali
Updated on Nov 03, 2021 01:30 PM IST

Taking the sustainability route to spruce up your space

From creating a centerpiece using existing materials to changing the whole landscape by adding more planters, there are many sustainable ideas to revamp your home

Taking the sustainability route to spruce up your space
Taking the sustainability route to spruce up your space
Updated on Nov 03, 2021 01:35 PM IST

Vegan cosmetics: Beauty with compassion

Globally, there is increasing curiosity around beauty products that have no animal-derived ingredients

Vegan cosmetics: Beauty with compassion
Vegan cosmetics: Beauty with compassion
Published on Oct 26, 2021 01:48 PM IST

Breast cancer awareness month: All about breast cancer

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month underway, experts help decode the disease and debunk some common myths related to it

Breast cancer awareness month: All about breast cancer
Breast cancer awareness month: All about breast cancer
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 06:21 PM IST

Get your glow on this festive season

Cut-crease eyeshadow, a super sculpted contour, and bold red lipstick — makeup has always been a means for self-expression

Yami Gautam aces the dewy makeup, as her dejhoor earrings with kundan work add elegance
Yami Gautam aces the dewy makeup, as her dejhoor earrings with kundan work add elegance
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 03:24 PM IST

Ace the ethnic look this festive season

From giving the traditional saree a modern twist to nailing a look that’s equal parts elegant and effortless, take style cues from these celebs for festive dressing, this year

Ananya Panday’s look in a dreamy ruffled fuchsia saree with an embroidered blouse is perfect to replicate for a puja (Photos: Instagram)
Ananya Panday’s look in a dreamy ruffled fuchsia saree with an embroidered blouse is perfect to replicate for a puja (Photos: Instagram)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 03:03 PM IST

In the pink of fashion

From bubblegum Barbie to fuchsia to demure blush, perfect pinks are taking centre stage. Punchy pink of ballerina tutus to the muffled white-pink of cherry blossoms, pink makes us think of springtime flowers and all things fresh and new, just perfect for the festive season.

From bubblegum Barbie to fuchsia to demure blush, perfect pinks are taking centre stage. Punchy pink of ballerina tutus to the muffled white-pink of cherry blossoms, pink makes us think of springtime flowers and all things fresh and new, just perfect for the festive season
From bubblegum Barbie to fuchsia to demure blush, perfect pinks are taking centre stage. Punchy pink of ballerina tutus to the muffled white-pink of cherry blossoms, pink makes us think of springtime flowers and all things fresh and new, just perfect for the festive season
Published on Oct 22, 2021 02:28 PM IST

Safe, swift, uninterrupted: Chartered services woo travellers

Minimal touch-points, the freedom to set your own schedule, time-efficiency have made private air charters popular in a post pandemic world

Minimal touch-points, the freedom to set your own schedule, time-efficiency have made private air charters popular in a post pandemic world (Photos: Shutterstock)
Minimal touch-points, the freedom to set your own schedule, time-efficiency have made private air charters popular in a post pandemic world (Photos: Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 12:27 PM IST

Global handwashing day: Importance of hand washing

One lesson that Covid-19 taught us was to adopt the practice of washing our hands as one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy.

Global handwashing day: Importance of hand washing
Global handwashing day: Importance of hand washing
Published on Oct 15, 2021 07:00 PM IST

Navratri fast: Fasting like a boss and losing weight too

The nine-day-long festival that accompanies a period of fasting incites happiness and rejoicing among everyone. This period of abstinence is aimed at renewing our spiritual energy.

Navratri is here, it’s the season of festivity, cheer and joy. (Photos: Shutterstock)
Navratri is here, it’s the season of festivity, cheer and joy. (Photos: Shutterstock)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 09:45 PM IST

Desk makeover for increased productivity

An assortment of stationery, a mug or tumbler, some memos taped to the desk — this is ubiquitous with a workspace

A positive and comfortable workspace can enhance the quality of your output (Photos: Shutterstock)
A positive and comfortable workspace can enhance the quality of your output (Photos: Shutterstock)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 12:54 AM IST

Navratri 2021: Indulge in these sweet yet sinless - Vegan desserts

This Navratri, give your cravings a healthy and cruelty-free twist with delicious plant-based sweet dishes

Organic, and plant-based ice-cream
Organic, and plant-based ice-cream
Published on Oct 09, 2021 12:38 AM IST

Home alone: Helping pets deal with anxiety

Vets see a rise in post-Covid separation distress among pets as a growing number of people return to work. Experts tell us how to comfort pets and help them be on their own once again

As pets have got used to constant company of their human companions, it is important to ensure the transition is gradual as you step out for work (PHOTOS: Shutterstock (FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY))
As pets have got used to constant company of their human companions, it is important to ensure the transition is gradual as you step out for work (PHOTOS: Shutterstock (FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY))
Published on Oct 07, 2021 12:21 PM IST

Gandhi Jayanti: Khadi gets a chic, contemporary spin

Khadi is a symbol of our heritage, representing hope for thousands of people who watched Mahatma Gandhi spin the charkha (spinning wheel) while encouraging Indians to shun foreign goods, during the Swadeshi movement

Elegant khadi sarees and kurti sets have made it to runways at coveted fashion events
Elegant khadi sarees and kurti sets have made it to runways at coveted fashion events
Published on Oct 02, 2021 09:52 AM IST

Mustard oil: A magic potion

Mustard oil is a magic ingredient not just in the kitchen but also in your vanity. Here are some useful home remedies of the golden oil that you can adapt to in your everyday life. 

Mustard oil benefits
Mustard oil benefits
Updated on Oct 01, 2021 03:05 PM IST

Balancing emotions for mental health

Social and emotional well-being is crucial to our overall health and experts recommend ways to achieve a healthy balance of mental and emotional wellness

Balancing emotions for mental health
Balancing emotions for mental health
Published on Sep 29, 2021 04:00 PM IST

Dealing with early-onset Alzheimer’s

Contrary to popular belief, early onset Alzheimer’s— a form of progressive, memory-robbing brain condition — can often show up in your 20s or 30s, owing to genetic mutations and other factors.

Dealing with early-onset Alzheimer’s (Photos: Shutterstock)
Dealing with early-onset Alzheimer’s (Photos: Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 12:56 PM IST

Soulful, enlightening and transcendental: The rise of spiritual tourism

Weaving mindfulness and spirituality into the fabric of travel makes spiritual tourism much sought after among youngsters in the post-pandemic world

Weaving mindfulness and spirituality into the fabric of travel makes spiritual tourism much sought after among youngsters in the post-pandemic world (Photos:Shutterstock)
Weaving mindfulness and spirituality into the fabric of travel makes spiritual tourism much sought after among youngsters in the post-pandemic world (Photos:Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 22, 2021 03:45 PM IST

Netizens ask why so cheesy?

From cheese dosa to cheese pav bhaji to cheese masala papad to cheese samosa, it is cheese, cheese and cheese everywhere you turn , slowly becoming a national obsession

Netizens ask why so cheesy?
Netizens ask why so cheesy?
Published on Sep 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST

Comfortable and cute: Neotenic design is in

Childlike, chubby, cute. These are the words that might come to your mind on spotting home decor objects following neotenic design, the latest decor trend on the rise.

Neotenic design is in
Neotenic design is in
Published on Sep 20, 2021 03:31 PM IST

I have a weakness for pizzas and chocolates: Pankaj Advani

In a candid chat, 23-time billiards and snooker world champion Pankaj Advani opens up about his diet and fitness mantra

Pankaj Advani
Pankaj Advani
Published on Sep 20, 2021 02:51 PM IST

The rise and rise of Responsible tourism

Travellers are now becoming more mindful of their choices, revaluating their itineraries keeping sustainability and preservation of resources in mind

The rise and rise of Responsible tourism
The rise and rise of Responsible tourism
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 02:55 PM IST

Radiant in rains: Combat monsoon acne

High humidity in the monsoon can lead to excessive sebum production, which triggers acne breakouts. Find out how to avoid clogged pores and bacteria strains that cause those pesky zits

Find out how to avoid clogged pores and bacteria strains that cause those pesky zits
Find out how to avoid clogged pores and bacteria strains that cause those pesky zits
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 04:31 PM IST

Bored millennials get hooked to Shasn, the newest modern board game

The newest entrant into the board game fray is SHASN, a multiplayer political strategy board game created by Zain Memon, and published by Memesys Culture Lab, where each player takes on the role of a politician contesting elections and is required to take a stand on various political and ethical issues

Bored millennials get hooked to Shasn, the newest modern board game
Bored millennials get hooked to Shasn, the newest modern board game
Published on Sep 13, 2021 08:46 PM IST

‘Ruff’ weather? Help your pet battle storm anxiety

While for humans, the rumble of the thunder and the pitter patter of raindrops might be soothing, for their furry friends it spells storm anxiety.

Build a cosy spot with their favourite treats to help your pets feel safe until the storm passes photos (Shutterstock)
Build a cosy spot with their favourite treats to help your pets feel safe until the storm passes photos (Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 12, 2021 05:55 PM IST

National Nutrition Week: 8 spices to include in your diet

This National Nutrition Week, let’s explore the therapeutic properties, protecting and alleviating properties of spices.

8 spices to include in your diet this national nutrition week (Shutterstock)
8 spices to include in your diet this national nutrition week (Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 06:49 PM IST

Do what makes your heart smile: Priya Banerjee

Nothing can replace hard work and persistence, for Priya Banerjee. The actor admits nothing is easy when you first start off, but if you are determined, it gets better and you can soon master it.

Priya Banerjee
Priya Banerjee
Published on Sep 03, 2021 11:38 PM IST

Coping with irritable bowl syndrome

Cramps, bloating, puffiness in your belly area, constipation and diarrhoea — stomach problems are never fun. While a simple upset stomach won’t last forever, a condition called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be ongoing. Knowing which one is cramping your style and killing your vibe is important.

IBS can introduce both constipation and diarrhoea
IBS can introduce both constipation and diarrhoea
Updated on Sep 03, 2021 11:05 PM IST

Be present, wherever you are, says Sonia Rathee

American-Indian actor-dancer Sonia Rathee’s dance videos on 90s Bollywood numbers are a hit on social media and she was seen in a web show, co-starring Sidharth Shukla

Sonia Rathee
Sonia Rathee
Published on Sep 03, 2021 10:19 PM IST
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