Namrata Rao

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High on tea: How exotic and premium teas have made its way to high octane bars, coffee chains

Chaayos is also rapidly growing in the home delivery segment through which it delivers fresh chai in disposable kettles to keep it piping hot till it reaches its destination.

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Another Sari State: New forms of saris find takers

Also, getting rid of the petticoat and exchanging it with tights and pants makes the wearer feel comfortable and also gives them the opportunity to get dressed within 30 seconds or under a minute.

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A whirlwind ride: From gravity-defying rollercoasters to 4D theatre rides, Dubai Parks and Resorts offers thrilling experience

From gravity-defying rollercoasters to 4D theatre rides, Dubai Parks and Resorts offers visitors a thrilling, adrenaline-pumping experience

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Why Dubai is the perfect getaway for travellers of all ages

Shopping, fun, adventure, learning, diversity. You name it and Dubai has it, making it the perfect vacation getaway for travellers of all ages.

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From unconventional colours to opting for experimental silhouettes; here’s how next-gen brides and grooms adopting changes in wedding attire, describe top designers

From embracing unconventional colours to opting for experimental silhouettes and lightweight attires, brides and grooms are moving away from stereotypical choices. Get to know what’s hot and what’s not from the country’

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Fashion for plus-size people turned into big business now

If you thought fashion was only the domain of the slim, think again. With dedicated stores, collections and ramp shows, fashion for plus-size people has turned into big business now

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Grain check

An integral part of Indian regional cuisine, alternate grains like oats, millets, buckwheat, amaranth and sorghum are the new rage, prompting even FMCG companies to revise their offerings

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A southern sojourn: Bored of the usual tourist spots? Explore little-known destinations Bekal, Coorg

Bored of the usual touristy spots like Goa and Manali? Maybe it’s time to head to little-known but no less charming destinations like Bekal and Coorg.

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Time to take sari back to its pure form? Fashion designers share their views

From ready-to-wear to pre-draped saris, the versatile five-yard fabric has undergone numerous innovations in the past. Is it now time to turn back and embrace it in its pure form? Leading fashion designers share their views

Time to take sari back to its pure form? Fashion designers share their views

Authors today can do without publishing houses, says Savi Sharma

BESTSELLING AUTHOR Savi Sharma is riding high on the mammoth success of her debut novel Everyone Has a Story.

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Partners in crime: Indian crime writers are becoming increasingly experimental

Bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi has just released Private Delhi, the second book in the Private series, for which he collaborates with American author James Patterson. Speaking with Namrata Rao on the sidelines of the recent

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‘Writing is an art, crime writing is a craft’: Ashwin Sanghi

Bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi has just released Private Delhi, the second book in the Private series, for which he collaborates with American author James Patterson. Speaking with Namrata Rao on the sidelines of the recent

Lifestyle News

Want that dress Deepika Padukone wore in ‘Tamasha’? Check out these Bollywood focused online stores

IT WAS around two years ago that the idea of an online retail store exclusively for Bollywood fashion and trends came to Vinayak Kalani.

Want that dress Deepika Padukone wore in ‘Tamasha’? Check out these Bollywood focused online stores

From Ramlila of Ramnagar, Oktoberfest Goa to Dharamshala International Film Festival, Here’s a pick of events not to be missed

It’s a busy time of the year when it comes to the cultural calendar. Here’s a pick of events not to be missed in the coming months.

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From corporate fashion essentials to latest trends, Designers’ take on Corporate couture

What’s the latest in corporate dressing? We talk to some designers to find out. Compiled by Namrata Rao

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Insclusivity new mantra, fashion weeks look to break all stereotypes

From plus-size shows to promoting sustainability, Indian handlooms and the transgender community, fashion weeks are working actively to break all stereotypes. Inclusivity is clearly the new mantra in the fashion industry

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Fashion for the young has turned into big business; here’s how

If you thought children’s fashion is kid’s play, think again. From big-ticket designers to dedicated fashion weeks, products and collections, fashion for the young ones is big business

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Escaping the concrete jungle

Meet people who have quit corporate jobs to live in the lap of nature as naturalists

Escaping the concrete jungle

Footloose: Missing Shere Khan

Not spotting a tiger at a tiger reserve might be the best thing to happen during your trip there

Footloose: Missing Shere Khan

From Game of Thrones to Harry Potter: Adult colouring books are the rage today

Adult colouring books are all the rage today, with some publishers even employing popular franchises like Game of Thrones, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter to attract consumers

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Sustainability in fashion

Soon, we will have clothes cleaned by mere sunlight. We already have biodegradable clothes and accessories. Eco-friendly is clearly the new mantra in the fashion industry.

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Fitting in

Ever heard of furniture without a frame? That too weather-proof, recyclable and made of just high-density foam? A new product line shows how design innovations today push the limits of imagination

Fitting in

Life in pieces

With crisp writing and easy language, The Private Life of Mrs Sharma is a brilliant take on the inequalities in India

Life in pieces

Change of art

From helping them reconnect with the environment to getting them a cross-section of reactions, artists tell us what makes public art initiatives tick for them

Change of art

A different kind of music

Now in its ninth season, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival is proving to be a harbinger of change by encouraging more and more women folk artistes to come out and enthrall audiences with their art

A different kind of music

Culture alley

It’s a busy time of the year when it comes to the cultural calendar. Here’s a pick of events not to be missed in the coming months. Compiled by Namrata Rao

Culture alley

Style wars

THERE USED to be a time when the Indian wedding used to be a relatively simple and homespun affair involving trips to the local cloth market and the neighbourhood darzi (tailor).

Style wars