Banish Winter Woes

Banish Winter Woes Are you staring at skin and hair that will not cooperate this winter? Well fret not, experts tell you how you can take care of your skin and hair this season so you can look haute when it is so cool! Skin Issues Dry skin is the biggest and most common problem as the skin can get flaky as humidity levels go down and the lack of moisture in the air causes irritation. Preeti Seth, Wellness Expert,

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Rent Your Apparel

Are you bored of the clothes in your cupboard? Are you looking not to repeat your clothes for every occasion? If you answered yes, your questions are answered in the form of a new trend – that of apparel rentals. Demand Factor Estimates peg the fashion rental market in India including western and ethnic wear to be worth a whopping USD 4-5 billion. “Youngsters don’t anymore want to own a lot of things, but still want to live life to

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Winter Wear Apparel Trends

Warm Up This Winter As you feel the nip in the air, there is a new trend of apparel that envelops the season. So what is new this season? Experts in the industry tell us more. Collections Galore This year, winter clothing is reverting to minimal designs and clean, simple styles, with a pop of colour here and there. Hence, blazers, jackets, cardigans, pullovers, boots and brogues are being seen everywhere. A checked shirt is a wardrobe staple and has

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BRICS Summit impact on Indian apparel industry

BRICS or Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is neither an organization or institution but an annual summit between these countries that represents 3 Billion people or 40% of World Population and accounts for $20 Trillion of GDP which is growing at a rate of 28%. With the Central Government’s Make in India policy getting a big push, it is exactly in summits like these that India can encash this brand proposition. In fact the better the relations among

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Pochampally – Ikat Weaves

Tie & Dye – Warp & Weft A small town located a mere 50 kilometres away from Hyderabad, Pochampally is an ancient Ikat weaving center in India that is known for the famed Ikat weave. It is similar to the Orrisa and Gujarat geometric weaves and Pochampally is known for its traditional geometric patterns in Ikat style of dyeing. These intricate geometric designs manifest in the form of sarees, salwar kameez, dupatas, kurtas and more. This place is a result

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Millets Matter

I was recently invited to be part of a unique initiative by the Government of Karnataka when they organized a Media Information Workshop as a curtain raiser to a new campaign to popularize millets. Held at The Green Path, an organic way of life started by Mr. Jayaram, this session was chaired by Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, Mr.Krishna Byre Gowda. Super Foods The UN has identified the need for Sustainable Diets which they define as “diets with low environmental

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Svatma – review of a heritage stay

Heritage Calling If you are a lover of all things related to heritage and culture, then a visit to Svatma – Thanjavur’s (or Tanjore’s) first luxury heritage property is a must. Literally meaning ‘Ones’ Own Soul’, this is the city’s first every luxury property that promises to take you on a journey of discovering arts, crafts and more. Svatma blends almost seamlessly into the culturally rich city of Tanjore. The Property Staying at a heritage property is always something I

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Interview with Actor Sudeep

In a Happy Space   You cannot miss him if you are moving around in Bangalore. He is everywhere, whether looking at your advertisement hoardings, telling you to drive safely, in film posters and also hosting television shows. Well no prizes for guessing that I am taking of talented and versatile actor Sudeep. In spite of his hectic work schedules he is a thorough gentleman and actually called me back to do this interview when I messaged him asking for

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Interview with celebrity Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi

The Dancing Chef If you watch Food TV, you would have heard the jingle “Namak Shamak Namak Shamak Dal Dete Hain” on the show Turban Tadka. And it is really hard to miss the effervescent Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi who is also the brand ambassador of Genuine Broaster Chicken. Having started in 1987 with The Oberoi in Bhubaneshwar he has worked with several leading hotel groups in India and abroad learning different cuisines. He has learnt Hyderabadi cooking from Ustad

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Singapore Airlines – Ruchi Thali

Singapore Airlines – Ruchi Thali One of the best airlines and airports according to me is Singapore Airlines and Singapore airport. I was recently invited to try a new traditional, Indian set meal called the Ruchi Thali that the airline has launched for its Business Class passengers travelling between India and Singapore. The best part is that this menu is specially curated by renowned Chef Sanjeev Kapoor from Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel. So if you are flying Business Class on Singapore

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