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Zari Mahal: fit for your inner princess

There is no such thing as too many clothes, especially if you are a woman. The question that needs pondering is of course, from where to pick what. Life would be so much easier if there was a one-stop shop where your inner diva could order a saree one day, an opulent lehnga another or a chic block-printed fusion maxi the next. That too at the snap of that delicately manicured finger. The wishing genie heard you and now brings

For the public – cafe review

Public is the answer to all questions when you want the paradox known as 'clean street style grub'. It is also a quiet place to sit and chill - an added bonus. There is an instant feeling of comfort and ease as soon as you enter the glass door and are engulfed by fresh aromas of its open kitchen. The menu has all-day breakfast and snacks to cater to anytime hunger. The fusion recreations of local favourites and global delights

Happily Murdered – a daring debut

A debut book in fiction? Brave. A debut book in crime fiction? Even braver. Despite the fact that this is the first time Rasleen Syal attempts writing, and because of the fact that her beginner's style gives it away, this is a book that I read from start to finish in about three hours. The intriguing title and the premise also makes this book unputdownable. The likes of Agatha Christie, P.D. James or Mary Higgins Clark have set the ultimate

Wellness amidst wildlife at Aahana resort

At the outset, the one thing about Aahana Resort that got me excited was its location - bang in the middle of tiger territory - surrounded by Jim Corbett National Park. And when I reached the resort well into the night, I was welcomed by the distant moaning of a tiger. I slept with expectation of seeing the kind of the jungle face to face, but as I woke up the next morning, the smell of fresh air (so rare

Revive your hair with natural conditioners

Although the market is flooded with expensive options of hair conditioners and masks, we know they are loaded with chemicals. When you can achieve the same effect by using natural ingredients available in your home, then why buy those expensive products. Here are few good masks which you can try at home and gets fantastic and better results than those expensive ones. Natural Conditioners: • Henna is an herbal treatment with good conditioning abilities. • Egg white is a good conditioner for hair. • Deep

How to curb menstrual pain naturally

Menstrual pain is a common thing among teenagers and sometimes even among older women. However, there are many ways to tackle this problem in a more natural way so that women don’t have to go through this pain. Follow these simple steps to curb the menstrual pain. 1) Exercise during your periods is more than just required. If your body is active then lesser pain will be felt. Mild exercise is a must. You can simply walk around or use treadmill for

Treat your sweet tooth with Daulat ki Chaat

While exploring the gali Dariba of Chandni Chowk during winters, the sight of white cloud of cream with a hint of yellow is quite amazing just like sun rays glinting in the vast sky covered with white clouds. For a street food lover, the sight of savouries in the heaven of street food is delighting. The cloud of white cream covered with muslin cloth invites me to taste it. I approach the vendor although a little apprehensive about the dish.

Why we might never achieve gender equality

Once a woman said to her lover that he should wear mangalsutra and apply sindoor after marriage and phew, he took it in a very offensive manner. He actually started shouting that the woman wanted to make him a janani and have insulted the man in him while it was actually the other way round. Then only she realised that how insulting it is for men to behave like females or even be called as one, a tight slap on

Explore the ‘seen-less’ before @ Yauatcha, Delhi!

Are you craving for some extremely good Chinese food? Here is a place where I am sure one would find the complete authentic Chinese palate, with perhaps the perfect flavours to satiate your taste buds! After its gratifying success in Mumbai and Bengaluru, Yauatcha had arrived to the capital Delhi. It is set on the busy floors of Ambience Mall, Vasant Vihar. As far as ambiance is concerned, the Delhi’s Yauatcha involves simple seating arrangement with set-apart Asian flourishes, dark wood

The Chalets: heaven set amidst Himalayan hills

Taking a break from my routine life, I went to explore The Chalets, Naldehra on an invited stay. Tucked almost 22km away from the renowned and now much known as the ‘crowded’ hill station of Shimla, the destination is nothing less than a paradise perched on the hills. ‘The Chalets’ is built on a top of a mountain bed without disturbing the natural landscape, spreading across an area of almost 3 acres with a patch of forest on one end