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True or false? Shopping for plus-sized people is a nightmare! | brunch | feature

True or false? Shopping for plus-sized people is a nightmare! | brunch | feature

‘Plus size and proud’, ‘fashion for all’ is great to tap on when you see social media ablaze with talks and posts of body positivity. But is fashion as fun for someone who is size 16 as it is for a size 6? This is one of the prime questions ...

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Travel: The great escape to the ‘Gilis’ | brunch | feature

Travel: The great escape to the ‘Gilis’ | brunch | feature

While searching for great diving and turtle spotting sites in Indonesia, I chanced upon a less well-known gem, the Gili Islands. This archipelago of three paradisiacal islands, off the north-eastern coast of Bali, consists of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. We took the Marina Srikandi fast boat from ...

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Making Bengaluru an international destination for investment

Making Bengaluru an international destination for investment

Over 1,000 delegates, national and international, converged in Bengaluru recently for the Government of Karnataka-endorsed NAR-India Convention hosted by the Bangalore Realtors Association – India (BRA-I). Pravin Phase, President NAR-India, Syed Naseer Hussain, Rajya Sabha MP, Irfan Razack, CMD, Prestige Group, Ayub Khan, Secretary NAR-India, Farook Mahmood, Founder President & ...

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The stark aesthetic of Vincent Van Duysen

The stark aesthetic of Vincent Van Duysen

Google Vincent Van Duysen and the words Belgian and minimalist crop up often. He admits to the former, but summarily dismisses the latter. “I am a modernist at heart,” says the cult architect, who was named Designer of the Year at the 2016 Biennale Interieur in Belgium. “I merely try ...

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Paro, a new luxury brand from Good Earth

Paro, a new luxury brand from Good Earth

“It’s not a store; it’s not a shop,” Simran Lal says emphatically, as she welcomes everyone into the space called Paro. The name means “the sharing of special knowledge” in Sanskrit and that is what the brand hopes to do with different spaces carved out across 2,400 sq ft at ...

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Charming thatch – The Hindu

Charming thatch - The Hindu

If you travel through rural south India observing its architecture, you cannot miss the charm and elegance of thatch-roofed huts. Step into one and you will notice how cool the interiors are. Compare this to our modern city dwellings — where we spend a lot of money and energy to ...

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The home building guide – The Hindu

The home building guide - The Hindu

When Bengaluru-based Preeti Kashyap approached Housejoy’s realty wing during her search for a house, she was particular she wanted a customised unit. “I wanted a home that met my family’s needs, and not something built and designed according to someone else’s choice.” Kashyap is one among their many clients who ...

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Indian diamond merchant makes gift of 600 cars to staff with Modi’s help

Indian diamond merchant makes gift of 600 cars to staff with Modi's help

FILE PHOTO: New cars, which according to the local media will be distributed by India’s diamond trader Savji Dholakia to his employees as Diwali gifts during an event called the “Skill India Incentive Ceremony”, are seen parked in Surat, in the western state of Gujarat, India, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File ...

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Plastic on a loom at Pune-based Aarohana Ecosocial Developments

Plastic on a loom at Pune-based Aarohana Ecosocial Developments

Lines of freshly-washed plastic bags flutter in the breeze in Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli’s Bonta village. These bags have been collected by rag pickers and companies engaged in waste collection, and once they arrive at the village, they are cleaned and shredded by 13 girls and women ...

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Eggs with benefits: Sydney’s same-sex penguins become parents

Eggs with benefits: Sydney's same-sex penguins become parents

A penguin chick, hatched from an egg fostered by Magic and Sphen, two male penguins who built a nest together, is pictured in Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium, Sydney, Australia, in this undated photo obtained from social media. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium/via REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) – Two male penguins entrusted with ...

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