If you have ever been to India, hung around for more than five minutes with an Indian family or looked at photos of the country's rural landscape, it would have been impossible to miss a mention of mustard oil. It's not only the prettiest crop in Indian farms but also has some of the most potent ... Read More about Acne? Dry lips? Hair loss? Mustard oil tackles all these woes (and more!)
Nine hours. That's how long it took to apply the mehndi at the Indian part of my wedding, exactly 8 years back. I still remember waking up at 6 in the morning and sitting still for 9 full hours, while 4 women worked simultaneously on my hands and legs (so, that's 36 woman-hours in total), sketching ... Read More about Beauty recipes from my Indian wedding (that work EVERYWHERE in the world!)
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 ... Read More about Royal fables: A tryst with Udaipur and its cult skincare recipes
I am unable to put my finger on what's bothering me about Aishwarya Rai's red carpet appearance at the Cannes premier of Cleopatra yesterday. The teal one-shouldered gown from Gucci Première is gorgeous. So is the bright pink lippie that she sported in lieu of those horrid nude tones. Also, ... Read More about Cannes 2013: Aishwarya Rai?
Rajmata Vidya Balan will now honor the plebs with her gracious presence. One by one please. The last time this look took centerstage was in Aandhi, on Suchitra Sen. In which Suchitra Sen was playing the role of a dowager politician in her 60s. And it was half a century back. And even then, ... Read More about Cannes 2013: Vidya Balan goes red. And red. And then more red.