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The World, Through Woodium Glasses

Every once in a while, there is an idea that is basic and yet seems way ahead of its times. Or, an idea that is ideal for time to change. There are thousands of eyewear brands in the world - luxurious, glamorous, pocket-friendly or high end. But a majority of them are made using plastic. By choosing them, we're unknowingly causing unimaginable damage to the environment at the cost of looking fashionable — adding non-biodegradable waste to our already-polluted environment. Woodium, led by

THN Exclusive: Kitty Ko, brand new lounge at The Lalit, Chandigarh

A definite crowd-puller and a popular jaunt across metros in India, Kitty Su at The Lalit in Chandigarh is the most popular nightclub of the tricity. The brainchild of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group Executive Director Keshav Suri, has been voted Best Nightclub at the Times Food and Nightlife Awards two years in a row. And OKO, its award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant is a favourite with the crème de la crème. The best of both worlds have now combined to create

A day in pictures with Coolpad Cool1

Coolpad India recently launched their latest smartphone Cool1 in New Delhi (India), with a heavily focussed campaign over its dual rear camera setup. The smartphone is powered with amazing 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM and is exclusively marketed by Amazon India from January 5. We spend an entire day with the gadget clicking some superb pictures. It started on a wintery afternoon in the famous Dilli Hatt at INA, the mosaic lamps look resplendent through the lens of Coolpad

Terra chips: Gluten free indulgence

We all love to snack, anytime and anywhere. These are our saviour in the times of need and if you can get hold on a snack that is not just super tasty but gluten-free then nothing like it. Cocktail parties, group studies, kitty parties or general get-togethers, chips always find a way into all these places and several more occasions. I recently tried the Exotic vegetable chips by TERRA and one word to describe my experience is ‘different’. Born in New York

Tata Hexa – your perfect travel buddy

One fine day while going through my emails, I saw this message from Indiblogger inviting bloggers from five metro cities to Hyderabad for the launch of the all new Tata Hexa. I must admit that I registered for it to gauge my standing and was elated to get selected among the top 60 influencers in the country. This was my first Indiblogger event and least knew what to expect but the entire activity went out smoothly. The day we landed in Hyderabad,

Gift a cuppa this diwali with Tsakafi

Diwali, probably one of the most popular festivals in India is a time when everything happens in excess - the show, the grandeur, the bling, the gifting and of course, the overdose of sweets. At a time when #DoItDifferently is the mantra everyone swears by, The Humming Notes stumbled upon such a season's gifting idea that is bound to warm everyone's hearts. William Ewart Gladstone had once said: “If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are heated, it

Tech review: LeTv 2 smartphone

With the ever changing pace of technology, I am amazed at the speed and features that new smartphones incorporate. With features such as fingerprint scanners for security and cameras that can now capture in 4k video format, the bar is raised with every new product that enters the smartphone market. I had been looking for a change, to upgrade from my trusted old pal - the first generation MotoG and I was left spoilt for choice with the options that

Book review: Destiny of Shattered Dreams

Destiny of Shattered Dreams is an insider’s account of what goes on in the corporate and big businesses in India. The nexus between businesspeople, underworld and politicians is clearly etched out. This fictional drama has a heady mix of power and passion, ambition, deceit and drama, lost love, lust and regret. It charts the journey of an ordinary middle-class guy, Atul Malhotra and his rise in business in just a decade. The story is a flashback account of his rise

Sampling Vijay Amritraj Reserve collection wines

Vijay Amritraj, tennis icon and UN peace ambassador launched his wine label in 2014 partnering with Grover Zampa Vineyards, leading wine producers in India. The wines, a red and a white, have since won 9 international awards across North America, Europe and Asia. I’d not tasted the wine and an event organised to celebrate the success seemed like the perfect opportunity. That being the cake, frosting came in the form of a relaxed interaction with Mr Sumedh Singh Mandla (CEO -

Kiehl’s Iris Extract, Genie in a bottle

Kiehl's is a company that has always used carefully selected natural ingredients to balance their gentle and yet highly effective formulations. I bought the Kiehl's Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence almost at the fag end of a battle with dry and dull skin in humid weather. According to the Kiehl's websites, and the claims that the therapist at the store made, the Kiehl's Iris Extract Activating Essence is an "essential 'first step' anti-aging treatment to maintain skin’s youthful texture, reduce fine

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