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Have a safe and peaceful Diwali! How do you plan to celebrate Diwali this year? Do you plan to celebrate with crackers or without? Which lights are you using? Here are some tips to make it a safe and happy festival for you and your loved ones! Clay diyas are the best! Using sesame ... Read more
Tradition believes that the rays of the full moon are beneficial to us, especially the one during the season of Sharad. One of the ancient customs observed during Kojagiri is to make a rabdi, a thickened milk preparation or a milk kheer and keep it in the light of the full moon for a few ..
Let the fragrance of goodness permeate your life always… The Shefali flower, also called Parijat or Harshingar is one of the most beautiful flowers in nature’s bouquet. Its delicate fragrance spreads through the night and reminds us that even the darkest nights have something to look forward to and to learn from. The ..
Dance each Navratri night away doing the Garba! The Navratri tradition varies from state to state across India but nowhere is it more musical and celebratory than Gujarat, the land of the Garba. The beat of the dholak and the click of the dandiyas turns every young lass into a dancer and her feet into ..
Varied Celebrations, Panoramic Names, Different Feast, Diverse Clothing, Many Beliefs! ONE FESTIVAL Some celebrate the Triumph, while some celebrate a New Beginning and a few others celebrate a New Learning. One festival but different celebrations across the country. Some Fast, while others Feast! “Navratri/Dussehra- the celebration of “power of good, success and a new beginning!” In ..
A gentle reminder that Winter is coming! In India, autumn is known as Sharad Ritu — the season of milder weather and clear skies after three months of rain. Ashwin and Kartik are the two months that fall during this season. Festivals are just around the corner — Navaratri with its fasting and its merrymaking ..
The story of the ‘Dress’ We love dresses… and wear them all the time today but where did they come from? From shifts, tunics, frocks to elaborate gowns with whalebone corsets and wooden frames to the little black dress — the story of the dress is a wonderful way to look at how women’s lives have evolved ..
The Sapphire is one of the most beautiful and prized stones in the story of gems! Available in many different colours, there is no doubt about blue being the colour we first think of when Sapphire is mentioned. The most legendary sapphires once came from Kashmir and even today, they are spoken of in hushed ..
With Ganesha Chaturthi around the corner, there’s euphoria in every home in Maharashtra, where the God of wisdom is much-loved and treated like a member of the family. Ganya, Bappa, Gannu are some of the loving diminutives, the terms of endearment that are used to address him. What’s so special about Ganesh? What can we ..
You’ve been at work for about a year… perhaps you started as an intern and then graduated to trainee. You’ve handled crises and worked hard on the daily stuff. So how do you get your peers and your seniors to consider you for the next level of growth. Maybe there’s an opening in your organisation, ..
Gone are the days when Rakhis were a simple glittering braided thread, or a piece of craft that shone and sparkled. Meet the eco-friendly Rakhi — one that can be planted by your brother in a little pot in his balcony and one that will take seed and remind him of you long after Raksha ..
How exactly it all started is lost in the shrouds of time. However, Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi as it more colloquially called is a festival that celebrates the precious bond between brothers and sisters. A bond that is enshrined within the epics (Krishna and Draupadi, Sachi and King Bali, Yama and Yamuna), as well as ..
Job interviews can be tricky things. You’ve got to be confident without appearing arrogant, bold without being too bold, friendly without being familiar and somehow, you just have to leave a favorable impression. Sounds tough? Well, we can definitely help you crack one part of it and that’s how to dress! Looking good makes all ..
It’s the month of Sawan, Teej and ‘Phoolon ke Jhooley’! It’s about celebrating love, romance and hearts filled with longing. But what’s a festival without the dressing up and spreading some trendsetting chic! Libas presents some fabulous new looks this season. Steal the thunder with a rim-jhim and a rum-jhum! Set fire to the dance ..
As our 72-year-old tryst with destiny and freedom continues, we need to keep abreast of all that’s happening in our country, a nation that’s consistently trying to reinvent itself. So how do we celebrate this day, this week, this month — and salute the Independence that is so precious to us all. One of the ..
There are those little secrets that only designers know. The fun of planning a wardrobe in such a way that the sum of its parts are greater than the whole. Let’s introduce you to Ms. Mix and Mr. Match. Since times long gone, smart women have been ensuring that they have at least a few ..
The season of the Indian monsoon — ‘Saawan’ — is perhaps the most musical of all. These few months of the year see nature break into a wonderful medley of sounds. The crash of thunder, the plip-plop of raindrops falling off umbrellas into puddles, the staccato beat of the rain on a makeshift tin roof, ..
A warrior and a lover! Julius Caesar is famous not just for conquering Gaul and becoming Rome’s first Emperor but he is also known for his tempestuous affair with the legendary Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, said to be the most beautiful woman in the world. It is rumored that she came into his tent, one night, ..
It’s the season of wet and rainy. Bring out the umbrellas, the raincoats, and the flip-flops. Bring out the soup tureens, the ginger remedies, and the honey. Most of all, bring out the pakoras and the chai. Nothing goes better with a drizzle than a steaming cup of tea. Nothing! So here’s to five different ..
No dull greys this monsoon! Spread joy and cheerful vibes through colour! Colour your home bright. Set ‘fire’ in the office. And paint your part of town red! 1. Wall up! Stun them by colouring just one wall a vibrant shade. One cheerful wall is all it takes to create a focus for the entire ..
It’s amazing how busy we all are. Time is perhaps the one resource that dictates all that we do or do not do. It’s not about money, honey, now it’s truly about time. And in the hurly-burly, what invariably suffers is the time we are able to carve out for ourselves. For doing the things ..
After a glorious vacation, when it’s time to come back to good old home, it’s great to know you have some really fun things to look forward to! 1. Getting back into the Yoga groove Yoga can keep you totally calm and cool. From pranayama to Shavasana, it’s a great relaxant and keeps you in ..
Finding a gift for one of the most loving persons in your life can be a challenge. Because she usually wants the intangible things in life: To see you happy. To see you doing what you love. To have you achieving your milestones. So how do you gift such a precious person a gift worthy ..