Nichola Pais

Nichola Pais is Features Editor of the Free Press Journal. She has been editor of film magazine Cine Blitz, besides working at Screen film weekly.

Stories By Nichola Pais

Take a break from washing dishes: Expert tips for self-pampering at home

Take a break from washing dishes: Expert tips for self-pampering at home

However, as renowned beauty expert Shahnaz Husain points out, “Lockdown is also the perfect opportunity to detox"

Chills and thrills: Watch these 'horrex' films filled with horror and sex at your own risk!

Chills and thrills: Watch these 'horrex' films filled with horror and sex at your own risk!

Whether Bollywood or Hollywood, horror and sex have always been recurring themes at the movies.

'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham', 'Dil Dhadakne Do' and more; 5 family films to keep your family tension away amid lockdown

'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham', 'Dil Dhadakne Do' and more; 5 family films to keep your family tension away amid lockdown

Here’s our list of films that might loosen the tear ducts, bring on the smiles and possibly also make you realise that eventually ‘it’s a...Read More

Don’t be a baka (idiot): Top 10 anime series to binge-watch amid coronavirus lockdown

Don’t be a baka (idiot): Top 10 anime series to binge-watch amid coronavirus lockdown

Japanese anime broke the myth that anime is something only for kids—it brought in intense storylines and unpredictable endings, which ha...Read More

Apps and websites to host virtual party amid coronavirus lockdown

Apps and websites to host virtual party amid coronavirus lockdown

Virtual partying is a thing—the best thing, actually—in these times of coronavirus lockdown

Moon Moon Sen birthday special: Bed tea, bold attitude and more reasons why there is no one like her

Moon Moon Sen birthday special: Bed tea, bold attitude and more reasons why there is no one like her

On the occasion of her 66th birthday today, we revisit some of the shocking things she has said and done

Get the look: Katrina Kaif's living room is perfect inspiration to transform yours and give it a cosy vibe

Get the look: Katrina Kaif's living room is perfect inspiration to transform yours and give it a cosy vibe

We like Katrina Kaif but we LOVE her living room… That’s why we’re helping you copy it!

Praying in times of coronavirus: Now you can virtually visit churches, temples, mosques

Praying in times of coronavirus: Now you can virtually visit churches, temples, mosques

Technology comes to the rescue, offering devotees the chance to virtually visit their favourite places of worship and participate in prayers

If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere: Cyrus Broacha, Chef Varun Inamdar share tributes to Chef Floyd Cardoz

If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere: Cyrus Broacha, Chef Varun Inamdar share tributes to Chef Floyd Cardoz

To be born and raised in India and go on ‘to lead an influential New York City kitchen at Tabla’, as the New York Times vouches, is no me...Read More

Food rationing in quarantine:: How to make your groceries last longer during coronavirus lockdown

Food rationing in quarantine: How to make your groceries last longer during coronavirus lockdown

With a 21-day lockdown staring us in the face, the time may have come to tighten our belts

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Joy Bimal Roy shares experience of 1992 riots

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Joy Bimal Roy shares experience of 1992 riots

Design maven and son of legendary filmmaker Bimal Roy, Joy Bimal Roy recently shared his experience triggered by the silence in these tim...Read More

How to make your LPG cylinders last longer amid coronavirus lockdown

How to make your LPG cylinders last longer amid coronavirus lockdown

With uncertainty looming, it makes sense to learn to use LPG efficiently

‘Do they believe the virus cannot touch them’: Former model Achla Sachdev blasts gang of boys during curfew

‘Do they believe the virus cannot touch them’: Former model Achla Sachdev blasts gang of boys during curfew

Nichola Pais speaks to Achla Sachdev about her ugly experience during Janata Curfew

10 best learning apps for kids missing school due to coronavirus outbreak

10 best learning apps for kids missing school due to coronavirus outbreak

In these times of forced isolation, here are a selection of apps to keep your child engaged and learning

How to stay quarantined with someone you don't like amid coronavirus outbreak

How to stay quarantined with someone you don't like amid coronavirus outbreak

The trick is to be prepared and accept that things will need working on if you are all to survive if not thrive during this time of COVID...Read More

Delhi Highway Food Review: De thali!

Delhi Highway Food Review: De thali!

As you lounge against the luxuriant bolsters (no boring cushions here) admiring the fancy arches and pillars painted in traditional motif...Read More

International Day of Happiness: How 'Happiness Helpers' keep smiling

International Day of Happiness: How 'Happiness Helpers' keep smiling

NICHOLA PAIS gets the inside story from those whose mission it is to help people find happiness

Book Review: A thing of beauty

Book Review: A thing of beauty

The power of flowers is seen everywhere — as cultural signifiers; as motifs in Indian, art, architecture, sculpture, literature, and text...Read More

Red Velvet, Chocolate, Japanese Souffle Pancake: Whip up a batch, it’s Pancake Tuesday

Red Velvet, Chocolate, Japanese Souffle Pancake: Whip up a batch, it’s Pancake Tuesday

This traditional feast is the last before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, which marks the 40 days of fasting leading up to Easter.

Red Velvet, Chocolate or Japanese Souffle -- Whip up a batch, it’s Pancake Tuesday

Red Velvet, Chocolate or Japanese Souffle -- Whip up a batch, it’s Pancake Tuesday

Whip up a batch of pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, or simply because they are delicious!

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