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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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The couple who chucked high-paying jobs to travel the world | brunch | feature

Savi Munjal, 33, and Vidit Taneja, 35, quit their jobs in the UK to live out of suitcases and become full-time travel bloggers. (On Savi) jacket, Icewear; tights Adidas; beanie, ASOS; shoes Nike. (On Vid) shirt & jacket, local boutique in Peru; jeans, Topman; shoes, Adidas

Her fingertip flits across imaginary points on the wooden tabletop as Savi Munjal maps the route of her road trip to offbeat parts of Europe “We start in Bucharest, Romania and drive to Romania’s medieval villages such as Sighișoara, Biertan, and Bușteni. From there, we fly to Belgrade (Serbia) to ...

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How to dress for #DateNight | brunch | feature

Starring Bollywood’s star of the moment Kartik Aaryan and supermodel Nathalia Pinheiro (Kaur). Styling by Mia; Make-up and hair: Anjali Jain.  On Kartik: Jacket, Zara; jeans, Wrangler; shirt, Koovs.  On Nathalia: shorts and T-shirt, H & M

Rolling your sleeves: Is it cool? Yes: “Just do it right. Your cuffs should sit firmly on the elbows and not droop,” says blogger Riaan George (@urbaneyebyrg). Riaan George, blogger No: “Not cool,” insists choreographer Marc Robinson. “Especially not if you’ve got skinny forearms.” Marc Robinson, choreographer Roll your sleeves ...

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A walk in London’s wild East | brunch | feature

A garage off Brick Lane is decorated with colourful street art

Two women in hijab walk alongside a Jewish man with his furry hat. The air is redolent with the familiar smell of curry as I walk on a street with Raj-era street lamps. I suddenly catch sight of Bengali street signs and blink. Surely I have made a mistake? Ben, ...

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An exclusive visit to chef Vikas Khanna’s new museum celebrating Indian culinary arts | brunch | feature

Vikas Khanna loves the Sri Krishna Matha at Udupi for its purity and the sense of peace it offers him

After a beautiful drive from Mangalore to Manipal, chef Vikas Khanna, in a cream kurta pyjama, is exhausted because of his tiring schedule. As I try directing the driver towards the museum that we’ve come to explore, Vikas interrupts, and directs him to The Udupi Shri Krishna Matha, about a ...

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Sachin Tendulkar at 45: A man of easier charm and stronger beliefs | brunch | feature

Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday has been more about his fans than his family and friends.

It’s been nearly five years since Sachin Tendulkar retired from cricket, yet the crowd outside his Bandra, Mumbai, home on April 24 is so thick that I am convinced there must have been a pile up of cars in the vicinity. It doesn’t take me long to find out, however, ...

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