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How to be as healthy as a horse | brunch | feature

How to be as healthy as a horse | brunch | feature

Ashwagandha, also known as the winter cherry and Indian ginseng, is grown in India, the Mediterranean, and western parts of Asia. The Sanskrit name translates roughly to “the smell and strength of a horse,” referring to the plant’s alleged ability to enhance sexual vigour. Berries consumed in large quantities may ...

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The phoenix of Europe | brunch | feature

The phoenix of Europe | brunch | feature

Don’t expect Berlin to be like any other historic European city. This is a new city that has been rebuilt after World War II bombing, literally rising from the ashes. This does not mean Berlin does not have its fair share of history, old buildings, glorious monuments, museums, palaces, churches, ...

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5 happy stories from Priyanka Chopra’s life you did not know | brunch | feature

5 happy stories from Priyanka Chopra’s life you did not know | brunch | feature

Priyanka Chopra became a star twice: Once at home, in India, and then made it happen all over again by establishing herself in America. It is this very reason that fascinated and inspired author Aseem Chhabra to write a biography on the star. Having followed her life so closely and ...

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In an exclusive interview Leonardo Pucci reveals how he juggles fashion with photography | brunch | feature

In an exclusive interview Leonardo Pucci reveals how he juggles fashion with photography | brunch | feature

Fashion and photography have come together to shape the life trajectory of Leonardo Pucci. The Italian self-taught photographer has worked with some of the biggest fashion houses namely Prada and Bottega Veneta. He is now attached with Christian Dior where his job entails supervising creative and development areas. And amid ...

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The very public Mahesh Bhatt’s most private interview ever | brunch | feature

The very public Mahesh Bhatt’s most private interview ever | brunch | feature

I’m waiting at Mahesh Bhatt’s home for my afternoon appointment with him. He’s three minutes late and enters apologising profusely. If I didn’t know him better, I’d think the enfant terrible of Hindi cinema was patronising me. But he wasn’t. Not today, and not that day four years ago when ...

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Couture meets high-street fashion! Here’s how you can pair the two fashion worlds | brunch | feature

Couture meets high-street fashion! Here’s how you can pair the two fashion worlds | brunch | feature

Haute couture is the ultimate form of luxury. In France, ‘couture’ is a legally-protected term and only a handful of designers are allowed to use it. It’s a sartorial indulgence that comes at the cost of a family car you’ve been planning to buy, or your yearly salary (uh-oh!). But, ...

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For a clutter-free nightstand – The Hindu

For a clutter-free nightstand - The Hindu

Convention dictates that a bed be hemmed in on both sides by nightstands. You would love to have them, for sure, but you just don’t have the space. What do you do? How could do without the plethora of things that gather at every bedside — books, tubes, medicines, an ...

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Creating art from waste – The Hindu

Creating art from waste - The Hindu

According to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, over 530 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste is generated in India annually/ This is a staggering figure considering we are only going to see a continued growing demand for construction activities in the years to come. So what ...

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Planters from pickle jars – The Hindu

Planters from pickle jars - The Hindu

Classic English Chesterfields upholstered with tropical prints, pickle jars converted into planters, antique Goan shell windows upcycled into a conference table… these are only some of the curious pieces that curator and designer Deena Rodrigues is offering at her brand new store in Indiranagar — Chairs & Company. “We are ...

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Some cheer on the water front

Some cheer on the water front

The attention captured by Bellandur lake, its froth and foam, and a perceived inability of the system to clean it can be a bit depressing. However, a visit to the lakes of North Bengaluru can cheer you up and make one think not all is lost. Thanks to the efforts ...

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