Shahid Kapoor shares an adorable picture with his son Zain Kapoor
There’s something very special about sweet treats that brings people together, whether it's just a snack or the coup-de-grace at the end of a delicious meal. They say there’s no better way to tease one’s senses but with a carefully curated dessert. While they can be amazing no matter where and when you have them, desserts differ from country to country. Some are rich and heavy; some are light and fruity. From Palestine’s Kanafeh Nabulsieh to Russia’s Medovik, check out this week’s Feature Story on what people eat to satisfy their sweet tooth in several different countries.
We’ve also put together a visual treat made up of culinary ones. On the cover, we have actress Punarnavi Bhupalam and a home-based baker, Rasvin Sawhney. While Punarnavi spills the beans about what she eats to stay in shape, Rasvin shares tips on confections for those baking fanatics out there. To find out more about why they love food, turn to our Cover Story. The culinary team at Churrolto led by Neehar Bisabathini is synonymous with the city’s culinary renaissance. We caught up with the dashing owner on when he baked, and how his experience seeps its way into every dish he crafts. Read our People Page to find out more.
Frozen meals have a bad rap for being littered with artificial preservatives and being high in sodium, but many of today’s freezer-friendly dishes are far from the processed TV dinners of our childhood. In Mind & Body, we discuss how to pick the healthiest office-friendly frozen meals for you, so you can literally grab it out of the freezer in the morning and go.
In Grand Getaways this week we join Sahithi Reddy on her rather eclectic trip to Montenegro, a tiny country in Europe.
Spotted the gorgeous Rakul Preet in a Mark Bumgarner outfit for Hello Awards 2019
Alia Bhatt looks stunning in Sabyasachi's clothing and jewellery for Akash Ambani & Shloka Mehta's wedding
Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with their daughter, spotted at Akash and Shloka's Reception. Doesn't she look stunning in a Manish Malhotra outfit?!
Ranveer and Deepika with Deepika's wax statue at Madame Tussaud's in London.
Holi is no exception to the diversity of Indian festivals and it's a joy to partake in all its customs and traditions. Its celebrated with much fanfare by the community, not just in India, but worldwide. In keeping with the spirit of the festival, we got in touch with a few families from the city to find out how they celebrate Holi. While some shared their most treasured childhood memories, others shared what were their favourite traditional foods. Check out the Feature Story for the whole scoop.
The cover this week features the curvaceous, talented
Priyanka Jawalkar. Originally a computer science engineer and a fashion clothing and technology graduate from NIFT, Priyanka broke into Tollywood with Rahul Sankrityan’s Taxiwala. Check out the Cover Story for more on this lovely lady’s take on all
We have another fully packed issue for you this week. In People in Focus we have a well-known personality – Kishan Lohiya! Read on to find out more about his larger-than-life persona.
Colours, pichkaris, and traditional sweets make Holi one of the most loved and fun-filled festival of the subcontinent. Smearing everybody in hues of different colours is symbolic of bridging the gap we have created amongst ourselves. But what if these colours are made from harmful chemicals that may lead to skin-related issues like allergy, rash, acne, loss of hair, and in some extreme cases, skin cancer? Mind & Body this week gives tips on how to celebrate a safe and healthy Holi.
Grand Getaways this week takes us to Amsterdam with Vishal Fernandes, whose summer holiday in the Venice of the North was nothing short of a beautiful collection of memories.
A lovely pic of Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay, Varun, Alia, aditya and Sonakshi in Manish Malhotra outfits.
Deepika Padukone looks stunning in a Sabyasachi saree at Akash and Shloka's wedding
Kareena Kapoor Khan looks gorgeous in a Manish Malhotra outfit at Akash and shloka's wedding
Awwww! Sara Ali Khan shared this super-cute picture with her brother, Ibrahim.
Arjun Kapoor posted this sweet snap with the Kapoor sisters, Sonam and Rhea to wish Rhea happy birthday!
The gorgeous Malaika Arora at Akash and shloka's pre-wedding bash
It’s easy to get disturbed about the state of the world for women. For all the progress that women have made over the years, sexism can still be found in all parts of society. Men still out-earn women in every industry; violence against women remains an unresolved issue and is given lower priority; and repugnant misogynistic behaviour is still normalised. But there are bright spots to be found.
This year, everywhere we turn, we are presented with the undeniable power of women who inspire us every day. On the cover is Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s second female Defence Minister, who has proved that women are on par with men when it comes to running the government. Our Feature Story looks at women like the Indian badminton darling P.V Sindhu, who broke the glass ceiling by winning medals, including the World Tour title in 2018 and an Olympic silver in 2016.
We also have an interesting interview with Seema Kumar about branding, as well as about marketing. As Chief Marketing Officer of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, and as Director Admissions and Administration of Sreenidhi International School, Seema is instrumental in establishing the brand both nationally and internationally. Find out what she had to say in our People in Focus. A senior director in an MNC, a passionate traveller, and an avid marathoner, Kiranveer recently took a trip to Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In this week’s Grand Getaways, he shares his account of running a 30-kilometre marathon race at the Tuffman BSNL Ultra Marathon.
Body shaming or judging physical appearance on how good or bad it is has become something of a social tradition, especially among women. This not only perpetuates the purpose that people should be judged for their physical features, it also implies that the way
people look is more important than what they do. Mind & Body talks about ways to love your body and that everybody's shapes, sizes, and shades are beautiful.
Esha Deol at a wedding with husband Bharat Takhtani and their adorable daughter Radhya.
In the wee hours of the morning here in India, the biggest and most glamorous night in Hollywood took place – the Oscars. Now in its 91st year, the Academy Award is recognised as the top honour in the world’s film industry, and it is every actor’s and filmmaker’s dream to win an Oscar! This year’s ceremony was full of nostalgia, can’t-miss moments, and host-less as Guneet Monga won the Best Documentary Short award for co-producing the Indian sanitary pad makers’. Black Panther became Marvel Studios’ first Oscar winner and Mahershala Ali won a second Oscar in three years. Additionally, it has forever been the fashion Olympics for Hollywood’s brightest stars. Style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Nicole Kidman regularly steal the show, while risky contenders like Lupita Nyong’o still live in our hearts. In our Feature Story we look at some of the most stylish ladies to have graced the prestigious red carpet in years past and the winners who’ve made movie history this year.
As always, we continue to bring you a rich assortment of content for your reading pleasure. Check out our interviews with the likes of Deepanjali Dalmia, an entrepreneur, and Aadit Zaveri a Squash player in People in Focus. Ever fancied a trip to Europe? It’s a wonderful place to spend your summer vacations. Find out what model turned actor and titleholder of Miss India Earth 2014, Alankrita Sahai got up to during her jaunt to Europe.
Hollywood actors Chris Pratt and Natalie Portman know all too well that there’s more to film acting than just, well, acting. Looking the part—especially when you’re playing an out-of-this-world superhero or a ballet dancer — is just as important as memorising lines and delivering them with gusto. Read our Mind & Body section to find out more about celebrity workouts, which will show that these stars have used some of the best training out there to get in shape.
Lastly, be ready to get amazed by the grandeur in our Wedding Moments sections where we feature Lakshita wedding to and Krishna. We also have Kanak’s wedding to Shan. Needless to say, they were both true examples of Big Fat Indian Weddings.
Khloe Kardashian has finally unfollowed Jordyn Woods!
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