The entire era of lock down has changed many areas of our lives considerably. One such is the fact that now most of us have more time to be with ourselves, something essential yet mostly forgotten. So with the incessant parties and invitations taking a back step, I finally at the age of 31, got … Continue reading The new Skincare enthusiast
With the outbreak of of the Covid 19 virus in the country, India imposed a lockdown on the movement of all citizens from 25th March, 2020. West Bengal had placed a similar lockdown in the state from a few days beforehand. This was something which each of us needed to get accustomed to, at every … Continue reading A month into the Lockdown
I remember going to a toy shop to buy a bicycle with my father, as a ten year old. Well, let me re-iterate, it was a bicycle I was looking for. Not a doll or a toy gun, which are more often than not slotted according to the gender of the kid, rather than their … Continue reading Gender Fluid Clothing & Grooming: Fighting the Pink Tax Menace
As they say, a Saree is timeless. Not just in the lifetime of the original owner, but a Saree is often treated as an asset and passed on through generations. Given the endless possible permutations and combinations of weaves and threads and colours, sarees never get boring. However, a lot of us are unsure of … Continue reading Protha: Continuing the tradition of Art
I am absolutely not the kind who sticks to colour and print stereotypes. My Winters aren't about Grey's and reds, and my Spring isn't about floral prints and pastels. But there's one stereotype that I can't help but follow, that of whites i Summer. This is mostly because unlike other stereotypes, this one is scientific … Continue reading The White Summer Story: The scientific stereotype
Be it the gang of college friends, the love-struck honeymooners or the happy family of four on their annual holiday - Goa is in the list of all Indian travellers. Add the firangs in the equation, and we arrive at an over-whelming number of tourists at this tiny yet delightful state, nestled in the west … Continue reading Hotels, Hostels or Home-stays: Where to stay in Goa?
Channapatna could have been any other nondescript little town along the highway. Somewhere between Bangalore and Mysore, zooming past the smooth road bordered by the lazy fields and the occasional tiffin houses or 'Tiffanys' as they are called, my eyes caught a sign which read: Welcome to the Toy Town of India. Now that certainly … Continue reading Channapatna: The Toy Town of India🤡
Gone are the days when shirts for females would either be school uniforms, or tugging-at-the-button tight things in the name of office-wear. Over-sized shirts are not just super-comfortable, but are extremely versatile too! Being the sucker for comfortable clothing that I am, I swear by long, baggy shirts and style them in a number of … Continue reading How to Style the Over-Sized Shirt:
The very mention of Durga Pujo brings a gust of joy in our minds and a rather large grin on our faces. And for me, the best part of this festival, which is synonymous to happiness, has always been that nobody is left out of this one, big party. This is the time when the … Continue reading Amar Pujo, Tomar Pujo, Sobar Pujo🙂
Dressing up in Summers can often be nightmarish for people like us, thronging the tropics of the Earth. Specially for outings during the day, even the thought of heavy clothes and chunky, metal jewellery is a blooper. From metal rashes, to melting makeup and from sweaty underarms to synthetics sticking to the body, summers can … Continue reading Peppy Twists to Summer Basics
When was the last time your friends cooked for you? Last month, perhaps? And when was the last time movie stars cooked for you? For me, it was yesterday. As I opened the Uber App on my mobile a little before noon yesterday, to book a cab to meet a friend, I saw the option … Continue reading What’s Cooking at UberDine?
Eid-ul-Fitr, literally means the Feast or Festival of Breaking the Fast in Arabic. The smell of new clothes, the tinkle of colorful glass bangles, the joy of hugging fellow humans, and of course, the breaking of the rigorous month long fast, mark the day of Eid.
Being a non-muslim, with few muslim friends, the entire month of Ramadan, and the day of Eid was never really a thing that I could celebrate with much zest. My only connection with it was via our apartment’s caretaker, Nanku. Since the time I remember, he has been extremely old and frail, but whenever asked about how old he he was, he would say forty years (he was stuck at forty from my age of five years to twenty-five years). He was one my best friends in my growing up years and I used to see him wearing new, starched kurta- pajamas every Eid…
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