Living

Lifestyle as a domain is a good starting point for me, because all stories are people stories, told for specific people. Here are a few pieces from my hand, which were published online.

Here’s the Transgender Couple Who Had a Bengali ‘rainbow’ Wedding

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Shankhnaad, please! When love is love, then that’s enough to make history! West Bengal saw its first transgender wedding, where the couple had both originally belonged to different sexes and undergone a sex-change operation to adhere to the selves they identified with.

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7 Wedding Stories From 2019 You Need to Catch Now!

Knotting Bells

Humbling, cheering, heart-warming and absolutely appreciated. These Indian wedding stories in 2019 are the ones that we will definitely remember from this year.

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A Tale Of Two Hearts – A Gay Indian Wedding That Will Make Your Day! 🏳‍🌈

From Var-Daan to Aashirwad, here’s a gay Indian wedding at its ceremonial best. This #PrideMonth, as WeddingWire celebrates the true essence of love, read how a couple chose to wed amid families and guests – just the way we’d want for ourselves.

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Why The Kashi Yatra ceremony Still Makes Sense For Millennial Grooms In India

Focuz Studios

Imagine grooms having a chance to escape matrimony a day before the marriage ceremony? Here’s exploring an odd, yet fun pre-wedding ceremony that’s part of a South Indian wedding – the Kashi Yatra.

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Keeping the Karwa Chauth: 6 Bridal Tales On Why They Chose The Chauth Fast

Weddingrams

Will you, won’t you? That’s what many millennial brides are asked ahead of their first Karwa Chauth fast. These 8 brides come together on 6 reasons why they chose to take up the tradition in the first place.

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A Grand Haldi Ceremony? Why #SujayKiAdi Is A Good Example For You

The Doli Diary

Think a Haldi ceremony is just an at-home, a simple pre-wedding affair? Move over, the grand Mehndi ceremony and Sangeet ideas – you’ve just been humbled by a more detailed pre-wedding celebration for a couple. We present the grand Haldi ceremony and how it was executed to perfection for a recently married couple – Sujay and Aditi.

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Destination Wedding Planning Done Right – Ayesha’s Wedding in Karjat

The Wedding Salad

Thinking of a grand destination wedding overlooking a lakeside? So did a recent bride Ayesha Ahuja who was about to tie the knot to her beau of seven years, Arjun. She is the co-founder of The Papier Project, one of the leading wedding invitation and stationery company. We find out how she achieved it in this story of destination wedding planning done right.

The venue – Her ancestral farmhouse, The Royal Elm in Karjat which is perfect for a destination wedding near Mumbai.

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Arre Checklist: Fairy Tales for a Post #MeToo World

The Disney Princess trope has long been bashed as reductive and anti-feminist, but here are some fairy-tale heroines who are just as #fierce as Beyoncé.

Here are The Fairy Tales which I would read, to her…

With Love: The origins behind Mother’s Day

Browsing through card stores for good ideas on gifts for your mom? Or are you one of those, who believe that a single day’s too short a span of time to truly show how much you care for the woman who holds such a special position in your life? Maybe, as you browse through specialty stores and marketplaces on the side, this short story on how Mother’s Day came into being and why you should really celebrate it would give you some ideas that can make it all the more special.

Presenting, the tale behind Mother’s Day, albeit a little personally.

Summer kits for Smart moms

After sun balms, gels and creams.

“Oh My God! Please deliver my darling from this beastly summer heat.” If that’s the prayer that you have on your lips as well, then you’re not alone. The dry, blistering summer heat is choking the city and while summer vacations are almost about to begin, it won’t cut down on the intensity of the weather out there? So, this is what you do.

Sustainable skin regimes for Earth Day

Beauty brands which are organic, green and affordable.

It’s that time of the year again, when we take a step back and see how our choices can reduce the negative impact that we make on this beautiful world. On Earth Day 2015, I decided to look around and find things for my beauty kit, which are earth friendly.