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Bali state of mind: Why the Indonesian island is one of the world’s leading wedding destinations | brunch | feature

Bali has become one of the world’s leading wedding destinations

In 1989, The Rolling Stones wrapped up their multi-million dollar-grossing Steel Wheels tour. Flush from the success of that return to glory, singer Mick Jagger took off to Bali for a vacation. He went with his long-time girlfriend Jerry Hall. Another aspect of a destination wedding is that the couple ...

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The approach is crucial in construction

The approach is crucial in construction

In aspiring for ecological architecture, too often, we are lost attempting a paradigm shift in our actions, which cannot be achieved unless we adopt the right methods. Methods themselves are determined by the approach, which needless to say, have not changed much during the last 40 years of ecological awareness. ...

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Floor it with tiles – The Hindu

Floor it with tiles - The Hindu

A decade ago, fashioning an exotic flooring invariably meant reaching out to high-end natural stone varieties or expensive hardwood options. Essentially it spoke of opulence and a fat budget to indulge with. Cut to the present and the scene is totally different. With a range of exquisite, mind boggling tile ...

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For absolute title to a property

For absolute title to a property

When you have decided on your dream home, apart from attending to the dreary paper and legal work, you are overwhelmed with a sense of joy and apprehension. There is no dearth of well-wishers flooding you with advice while relating to their experiences of dabbling in real estate. Before plunging ...

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Preparing for the monsoon – The Hindu

Preparing for the monsoon - The Hindu

The oppressive heat of summer has been punctuated by substantial summer rains this year. This has given us a trailer for the monsoon of 2018 which approaches. The prediction by the Indian Meteorological Department is that this will be a normal monsoon. The advent is also likely to be normal ...

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Decorate it the Bohemian way

Decorate it the Bohemian way

When it comes to decorating a home, many thoughts float in, many inclinations vie for attention. But the chief character that stands out is the desire to bring in warmth. What ensues in the choice of décor is a combination of elements that can clash, but still offer a unique ...

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The accidental couple: The unconventional marriage of R Balki and Gauri Shinde | brunch | feature

Filmmakers, Gauri Shinde and R Balki, might seem like an unusual pair, yet they are also possibly one of the most perfect ones around.(Gauri’s top, Forever 21; jacket, DKNY; pants, Nicobar; footwear, Colaba market in Mumbai; Balki’s T-shirt, Armani; jeans, AG; shoes, Fratelli Rossetti)

Gauri Shinde and R Balki are two of the most interesting directors in Bollywood today. They are also probably the busiest, which might explain why it took us a whole year to get them together for an interview. But Gauri reveals the real reason behind the delays: “I am not ...

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Food porn alert: Meet some of India’s most popular food bloggers | brunch | feature

These food bloggers are taking Instagram by the minute!

For so many of us, food is an almost sacrosanct feature of living well. Which is why food blogs and vlogs are so popular on social media. There are all kinds of food blogs – some focus on health, others on tradition, still others on quick recipes. Some are the ...

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui: An ambitious actor and a reluctant star | brunch | feature

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s journey has been a quintessential Bollywood rags to riches story.  (Styling: Akshay Tyagi; Styling assistant: Mayuri Nivekar; Make-up and hair: Rajesh Nag; Wardrobe: Outfit, The Maroon Suit Company; lapel pin and pocket square, The Tie hub; bow tie, Zara; watch, Jaipur Watch Company; sunglasses, Opium Eyewear; Socks, Happy Socks; shoes, Trumpet Shoes)

It takes Nawazuddin Siddiqui just 20 minutes to get ready for the shoot in a patch of open space in the heart of the Versova Koliwada (fishing village). Unfortunately, the place stinks. I wonder if he’ll back out. But no. Nawaz walks right in, does exactly as the photographer orders, ...

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101 new ways to make this your best summer ever | brunch | feature

“Take a 30-second shower in freezing water: it’s the secret to dewy skin in summer,” says Elena Fernandes, supermodel and actress. Make-up and hair: Anjali Jain; Model: Elena Fernandes; Location courtesy: The St. Regis Mumbai Maillot, Zivame

How to keep hydrated (without drinking water)You know drinking water is good for your health. But you’re one of those who simply doesn’t have enough. Lovneet Batra, award-winning nutritionist and TV personality, gives you some cool alternatives: Lovneet Batra 1. Lauki ki sabzi: Consisting of 96 per cent water, it ...

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