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  • Work-life balance: How to infuse joy in daily living

    Life coach, grooming and image consultant, Chhaya Momaya has perfected the art of mixing rigid deadlines while a range of personality-articulating pursuits. Here’s how she does it…

  • Why the humble calendar can never be replaced

    From today, the prices of veggies in the market will soar high. And you shall witness lesser crowd at the fish market than the usual on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. High prices of vegetables and less takers for fish, has got nothing to do with the ‘Formalin Scare’ prevailing in the neighboring State of Goa. According to the Hindu calendar we have today ventured into the holy month of Shravan (similar to

  • How to manage the middle child syndrome

    The middle child syndrome is not a clinical syndrome, it is a result of the birth order or discrepancy the child faces. It is the feeling of exclusion experienced by middle children, which occurs because the first child is more prone to receiving privileges and responsibilities while the youngest is more likely to receive indulgences. The middle child, left with no clear role in the family, can end up feeling lost. The

  • Shraddha Kapoor’s Ladakh travel tales

    Shraddha Kapoor shares travel tales with LIPIKA VARMA including the one about running out of instant bhel in Europe

  • Rum Day 2018! A sip of the culture behind the spirit

    Rum is, without a doubt, the most underappreciated spirit in history. Whenever one thinks of sophisticated, classical drinks, rum rarely makes it to the list. Whiskey is easily pictured in the hands of a moustachioed gentleman sitting on a recliner with a book and a cigar. Rum is linked with images of pirates and a harder, more exciting lot. Over the years, however, the drink has built up a massive fan base

  • Book reading of Chanchal Sanyal’s The Glass House by the inimitable Naseeruddin Shah

    The success of a book reading depends on the book and equally on the reader – in this case it was a double whammy: a book we can easily identify with and a well-loved baritone conveying it to our ears. Author Chanchal Sanyal and arguably India’s best actor, Naseeruddin Shah came together to share excerpts from the former’s The Glass House: A Year of our Days. Pegged as a darkly comic take

  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa 5th ODI: FPJ’s dream XI for Sri Lanka and South Africa

    Sri Lanka ended their losing streak with a win against South Africa in the 4th ODI at Pallekele. The Lankans managed to put up a strong batting display and they need to do a similar performance from their batsmen when they face Proteas in the 5th and final ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium. This is the same ground where the Lankans have beaten Proteas seven times out of nine. However, they have lost five

  • Roller Coaster Day: Ride in the sky with these record-breaking roller coasters from around the globe

    It lets you scream at the top of your lungs, gives you a momentary rise up free of gravity with your hands thrown in the air and makes you see the world upside down. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of riding a roller coaster. It might just be one of humanity’s most impressive creations yet! Not only are they extremely fun to ride, but they also give birth to many adrenaline junkies. So,

  • Hrithik Roshan’s videos with sons, Hrehaan and Hridhaan is a perfect example of Childhood Unplugged!

    Hrithik Roshan’s social media handle is an open scrapbook where he recently posted some really cool videos with his sons, Hrehaan and Hridaan. Amidst his busy work life, Hrithik’s social media sets the perfect example of him being one of the coolest dads around. Many of the pictures and videos of the actor involve teaching important lessons to his kids in the middle of having fun with them.

  • Get freedom from chemicals with these organic beauty products

    If you look down upon Indian beauty brands and only stick to international products, then it’s time to upgrade your brand quotient. In the quest to get that flawless skin, we blindly chase expensive big brands. However, the products you rely on could contain harsh chemicals, which could later cause serious health and skin troubles. Markets are stashed with chemically formulated products, claiming to be ‘clinically proven’, ‘100% safe’ etc. but are

  • Sari to Lehenga: How Indian fashion has gone global

    Over the centuries, the Indian fashion industry has contributed greatly to the global fashion world both in terms of adding to its economy as well as giving it ensembles that have been worn by generations. Our designers have come a long way bringing India to the world by reinventing, rebranding, redesigning and by embracing the east meets west approach. After continuous efforts, Indian fashion has come to the world’s notice, gradually becoming

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    Shravan 2018: Wishes, greetings, images to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook

    The auspicious month of Shravan is the fifth month as per the Hindu calendar and holds a significance for Hindus. In Hindu calendar, there are two methods to mark the lunar month – one from Purnima to Purnima (known as Purnimanta calendar) and the other from Amavasya to Amavasya (known as Amanta calendar). Hence, the dates of Shravan may vary in Western and Southern parts of India. The Northern states follow Purnimanta