Royal fables: A tryst with Udaipur and its cult skincare recipes

The city: Udaipur, India. The most legendary of towns in Rajasthan, known as the “Venice of the East” due to its stunning lakeside location, rambling old palaces and stunning architecture painted in every shade of white known to mankind. The quest: Soaking in the ancient beauty of the landscape and going to the very roots of the glorious … Continued

Turmeric: The super skincare spice (and it doesn’t always turn you yellow!)

There is a reason turmeric is a core ingredient in beauty rituals and medicinal regimes all the way from Japan and Indonesia to Sri Lanka and India. Multiple reasons, actually: this yellow-colored spice is a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and detoxifier. It keeps skin soft and smooth, makes it glow, tackles acne and helps bust hyper-pigmentation. Turmeric paste is also … Continued

How to make totally indulgent herbal compresses (Time: 10 minutes)

Through 8 years of marriage, Mr. TBG has realised that when I twitch with sore muscles or cry over a strained back it’s more conducive to call the spa before summoning a doctor. But I am not alone in my belief of massage before medicine: hot herbal pouches have travelled a long way since their origins in Ayurveda … Continued