My articles published in Deccan Herald – www.deccanherald.com

Interview with Badminton Player Poorvisha Ram

“People will always bog you down and label you but you must never cower down.” These are words of advice from a young 22 year old. And no, this is not any ordinary girl but India’s number 2 and world’s no 35 women’s doubles Badminton player and Bangalorean Poorvisha S. Ram. Partnership Matters Completing her schooling from Sishu Graha, Poorvisha pursued swimming and badminton with equal gusto as a child but later had to choose one. Having has been on

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Telly review – Get the Look NDTV Good Times

Do you want to give yourself a makeover? Are you looking for professional advice for your skin and hair, clothes and makeup? Well if you answered yes to either or both of these questions, your answers are in the newly launched new season of the show Get The Look on NDTV Good Times.  The best part? Get The Look gets a whole new look this year. Being the longest running fashion makeover series on Indian television, the show is donning 

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Doing up Your home with Pantone Green

The start of a new year, means new beginnings in many ways and your home must not be too far right? So why not do up your home this New Year in the colour of the year Green? Wondering how? Read on. Go Green Pantone, the famous colour company from New Jersey has declared a zesty green as the colour of the year for 2017. Tony Bopaiah, Head- Brand & Product, Homestudio.com says, “the colour green is considered the most

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Interview with Asia’s first woman coffee expert Sunalini Menon

“Check the juicy notes – you can taste citrus, orange, lemon, green apple, flecks of caramel – the taste has complex undertones and the beautiful aspect is that it is so juicy and sweet.” I am in Coorg at the Tata Plantation amidst verdant greenery and sitting in a formal coffee appreciation session listening in rapt attention to Asia’s first woman coffee expert Sunalini Menon. And the coffee she is describing is no ordinary one. This is a microlot of

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Interview with actor Ramesh Aravind

He has completed 30 years in the film industry and this year he completed shooting for his 100th Kannada film Pushpaka Vimana. He is amongst the most loved anchors on Kannada television and a director par excellence. Well, the legendary Kamal Hassan himself requested to be directed by him. Capping a year of many achievements, his directorial Sundaranga Jaana released in December 2016. Meet the super talented and yet very down to earth Ramesh Aravind who shares his journey in

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Interview with Caroline Boudreaux, Miracle Foundation

“Eight million children live in institutions. Every one of them deserves a family. Let’s create miracles for them.” That sums up the core philosophy of the Miracle Foundation, a non-profit that is here to help people make a difference in the lives of orphaned children. Trip Down Memory Lane Founded on Mother’s Day in 2000, the Miracle Foundation was established by Caroline Boudreaux. Based in the US and Delhi, the Miracle Foundation empowers orphans to reach their full potential. Caroline

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Interview with actress Shweta Pandit

It is not very often that one gets to see an actress who is able to make a mark on her own in the film industry without any backing. However Shweta Pandit is different and has worked up the ladder and after close to 5 years has made her presence felt in the industry. Flash Back Growing up in a small town in Sirsi, Shweta recollects that though she did not aspire to be a heroine she had an inclination

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Interview with Yoga sensation Natasha Noel

“To just give hope. Hope that you are not alone, that whatever situation you are in, however horrible, you will come out if it. A better version of you. And if you allow time to heal you, you will understand that everything happens for a reason and that you survived and then you start living again.” These lines would exactly summarise 23 year old Natasha Noel’s life. A life that has seen her battle a troubled childhood, sexual abuse and

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Interview with Big Boss Kannada Set Designer Shyam Bhatia

If you are a television buff and a fan of the hit show Big Boss Kannada, you would have not missed the large set of the show. I catch up with the brain behind this set Architect and Set Designer, Shyam Bhatia who tells me more about his passion to bring dreams sets on screen to life. Eyes On Design An architect by profession, Shyam admits that he was always interested in architecture even as a child. After graduation and

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Odiya Cuisine – A Scrumptious Affair

The plate on my table looked enticing – well that’s the word that came into my mind almost instantly when I saw the thaali laid in front of me. It was the first time I was trying out Odia food and I had a plate full of veggies, rice, kanika, a sweet rice dish, puri, dal, curd based dishes and desserts. The best part is that eggplant is used quite extensively and being my favourite, I took an instant liking

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