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BY SAMIKSHA SHETTY Contrary to popular belief, meditation is not about zoning out and emptying your thoughts or mind. It's about zoning inwards, acknowledging your thoughts, and then detaching from them without judgment. The most common reactions I get when I talk

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Almost 70 per cent of the body is water and it is water that helps in flushing out the toxins through urination and perspiration etc. Water also helps in lubricating joints and protects sensitive tissues in our

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist Florian Hurel is a renowned name in the industry. Whether it's personal styling of celebrities, editorial photoshoots or designing specific looks for a film, Florian has done it all. And his latest is

BY OLIVIA SARKAR Fasting completely or partially for a set period before eating normally again is what intermittent fasting entails. According to some studies, this way of eating may provide advantages such as weight loss, improved health, and increased longevity. Intermittent

MUMBAI (IANS) - When was the last time you laughed hard? Not just a little guffaw, but the kind of guffaw that makes your stomach hurt or even tears well up in your eyes. Laughter not only makes you feel

BY N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE NEW DELHI, (IANS) - By the time we grow up, friendship gets very complicated. Many lose the person they were once too close to, and some become best friends forever in a literal sense. If you go

BY N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Area rugs are multifunctional pieces that add both comfort and style to any room. They can be used in any room and are a decorating essential that everyone should have. Common rug mistakes to avoid: Buying Too Small Buying

By IRFAN SHAIKH With offices reopening, employees are now gradually getting back to a regular work routine. While some dread long commutes and traffic snarls, others are glad to return to physical offices and indulge in much needed social interaction with

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In its latest, French luxury brand Louis Vuitton announced Deepika Padukone as the new House Ambassador. Following a strong collaborative relationship with the Maison, including an appearance in Nicolas Ghesquiere's novel-inspired Pre-Fall 2020 campaign, the award-winning actress begins

In all cultures, men have worn jewelry for centuries. In fact, in the past, jewelry for kings was more ornate than that for queens. With the passage of time and generation, there was a time when jeweler was almost entirely reserved

The eyes are said to be the most attractive part of the face. Every eye shape is gorgeous in its own way, no matter if they are almond, round, upturned or downturned. Larger eyes have their own perks whereas small

BY OLIVIA SARKAR So if you have not had any plans so far but are now ready to something for mom, here are some ideas: Breakfast in bed Another traditional Mother's Day treat. Make something from one of her favorite cookbooks to take

BY OLIVIA SARKAR NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Mother's Day is around the corner, it’s a special day, but so are all the others. However, if you are unsure about doing something special for your mother on Mother's Day, do something fun

Even though many of us skip brushing our teeth at night. Brushing teeth at least twice a day is generally recommended to maintain healthy teeth. It is such an important part of our daily lives. The toothbrush we know today,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - While we may have been enjoying work from home culture and comfy home outfits for the past two years, there is always a charm involved with coming to the workplace and spending time with your co-workers

LONDON, (IANS) - Seven hours is the ideal amount of sleep for people in their middle age and upwards as a new study has found that both insufficient or excessive sleep is associated with poorer cognitive performance and mental health,

BY DR. BLOSSOM KOCHHAR NEW DELHI, (IANS) - We all take so much pain to take care of our tresses, from using organic, sulphate free shampoos, to getting hair spas every fortnight to doing DIY hair masks to get shiny and

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Belly fat develops because of age, genetics, a sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, a lack of regular exercise, and stress. And it can further cause stress by making you insecure. Yoga and a well-balanced diet can

Pores are a way for your skin to breathe, varying in sizes, large or small, they are natural. As a lot of the products claim, it's not possible to reduce or get rid of "large pores" completely. Your skin accumulates bacteria

Peppermint, an ancient form of medicine used by the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, is a hybrid mint, a cross between water mint and spearmint. Menthol gives it its minty flavor, calmative and cooling properties, and it is well known for

It's time to soak in the sun, wear cool fabrics, sport pastel colors, and stay hydrated! See how you can breeze through the coming months: Janhvi Kapoor Janhvi Kapoor's kaftan ensemble exudes 'love at first sight,' with a girly, romantic vibe. You

The glittering, scintillating and resilient diamond is the zodiac gem for the month of April, often celebrated as the diamond month! Be well informed before your next diamond purchase. Myth #1 - Diamonds lose their spark They don't! How can precious gems that

By ASHIMA SINGLA Hosting a party at home is one of the best ways to socialize and spend quality time with friends and family. Instead of having a busy bar or paying large sums to book a party space, consider a

Your knees have been hurting a lot over the last two months. They can be agonizing at times. Is this a normal part of the ageing process? Reduced mobility, different job habits, and altered lifestyles all had a negative impact

By KRUTI SETH Men are no longer labelled as vain for spending time grooming and caring for their appearances. A well-groomed man has now become the norm. Men's grooming regimens are much more than just using a 3-in-1 wash or a

By YUBA KHAN & HINSHARA HABEEB Curls have made a comeback with every curly hair girl adoring her coils, twists, and turns that occur naturally. The journey from stress to loving your tress is a process of knowing and understanding your

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Whether you're a kid who just sprained your knee, a 24-year-old going through a mid-life crisis, or a person over 60 looking to start a new inning in life. It is safe to say that enveloping our

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Tata Starbucks and celebrated Indian designer and couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee have collaborated on a limited-edition collection available only in India. The Sabyasachi X Starbucks collection includes ceramic mugs and stainless-steel tumblers as well as other lifestyle

Jewelry and particularly the fine jewelry industry is driven heavily by classics. Since they’re high-value luxury goods, everyone wants to make the most out of them which is only fair and really supports the idea of investing in a quality

By RAJVARDHAN PATIL Cleaning may appear to be a simple task that can be completed without much thought about how to do it correctly. However, with the threat of COVID-19 still looming, it is critical to understand the truth behind certain

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Be it a Patiala suit, or an edgy teal lehenga choli, no one can beat actor-singer Shehnaaz Gill when it comes to acing ethnic wear to the best. Shehnaaz surely knows how to experiment with different textures

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April 2022 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. This national outreach month is dedicated to highlighting the impact invasive plant pests and diseases have on plant health nationwide and educates

MUMBAI (IANS) - "For me, the second season of my collaboration with Levi's is what summer truly feels like; bright, joyful and happy. It's a reflection of my personal style married with what is quintessential Levi's," said Deepika Padukone of

By Dr. MANOJ KUTTERI 'Doshas' are biological energies found in our bodies and minds made up of five major elements (Panchabhutas), which are linked to our five senses and subtle actions. Doshas govern our physical, physiological, mental, and emotional processes and

By RUJUTA DIWEKAR Rujuta Diwekar . Don't skip your breakfast and definitely have a home-cooked fresh breakfast: It's not enough to eat the right dinner; you should also start your day with a home-cooked fresh breakfast that includes Idli, Poha, Dosa,

Ananya Panday, walked as Falguni Shane Peacock's Showstopper in a dramatic yet structured runway outfit in bright pink at the Lakme Fashion Week. She talks about her style: Q: Dressing up or dressing down? A: My go-to style depends on the day

Typically, spring season entails packing away the winter clothes and bringing out the summer dresses. With the change of seasons comes the opportunity to host family and friends for a get-together. This means that the house must be clean and

By NEHAA JUNEJA Some people appear to have naturally beautiful, glowing skin. While genetics can play a part in how your skin looks and feels, it's more often your daily habits that have an impact. . CLEANSING BEFORE BED: The "canvas" for

By DR. ANURAG WAHI Because of the increase in digital screen time, your eyes are under more strain than usual. There are some things you should do to keep your two most valuable assets (your eyes) safe and secure. Keep laptop/computer at

New York, March 26 (IANS) Contrary to worries among some doctors and the public, drinking coffee may protect your heart instead of causing or worsening heart problems, find a new study. According to three research abstracts, drinking two to three cups

By RAJAT MATHUR There is nothing better than packing your bags, planning your itinerary, and pouring yourself into your wanderlust. Traveling to a new place full of endless adventures and possibilities is a feeling that is unmatched and one that should

By RADHIKA IYER Take a deep breath and close your eyes. Allow the world to wash over you and imagine yourself walking into your grandmother's house. What are you smelling? Can you detect the soothing scents of sandalwood and vetiver, or

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The ongoing FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week here has seen a bevy of beauties fly in from Mumbai to walk the runway here. Kriti Sanon took to the ramp in a stunning black sequin ensemble for designer

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) -The 94th annual Academy Awards, saw some great fashion moments from Hollywood's biggest stars. However, Megan Thee Stallion immediately caught our attention, as the American rapper chose to wear Indian designer Gaurav Gupta for the red

Gaurav Gupta is the first Indian designer to create an ensemble for rapper Cardi B. The two have collaborated the outfits for the remix video of the song 'No Love', with songstresses Summer Walker and SZA. In the latest video, the

NEW DELHI (IANS) - "When you say that it has been three decades for me in the movie industry, I suddenly feel so old," smiles fashion designer Manish Malhotra, stressing that he has loved every frame of each film he

Water scarcity has become a major issue, making water conservation critical. Given that the world's largest water crisis is underway, it is critical to select water-efficient products that will assist in overcoming the challenge. Even minor changes, such as using

By DR. SRIDHAR G One of the defining responsibilities of parents is to enable their children to realize their potential. Both the students and their families are inordinately anxious in the days leading up to examinations. Parents are concerned about their

There was a time when lingerie shopping required a physical visit to the store. However, with changing scenarios over time, it has now taken the online route! Online Shopping Online lingerie shopping provides a plethora of options as well as ease of

By Dr. Kiran Rukadikar Whether we want to accept it or not, biologically men and women are very different. One of the important differences is in the way men and women use and store fat. Men on average have about 3

Using technology in conjunction with changes in workplace structure can boost productivity in all areas. A modern working man or woman multitasks to cover their passion as well as their duties daily. People are busy balancing their professional and personal

CHANDIGARH (IANS) - Do you sleep 'soundly' yet feel sluggish throughout the day? Do you wake up often during the night? Do you snore? If the answer to either of the questions is a yes then you could be suffering from

By Dr. Vihan Sanyal There are various types of online impersonations. It could be an adult impersonating a teenager, or it could be seen as harmless fun by teenagers who may target a person and befriend them online to later mock

1. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water every day 2. Take fruits for glowing skin like papaya, orange, banana, guava, mangoes, kiwi etc. 3. Take vegetables such as carrots, spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers etc. 4. Massaging the skin using oils

Dash and Dot debuted their Fall/Winter 2022 collection at Paris Fashion Week, which was inspired by the rich history of Indian textiles and craftsmanship. It's a celebration of traditional Indian craftsmanship presented on a global scale in ready-to-wear silhouettes. The

By ASYUSHI LAKHAPATI, Upnourish Unfortunately, the widespread coronavirus pandemic has ruled our lives for the past two years. The constant arrival of new variants is posing demanding challenges for organizations and posing difficult scenarios for them to resume full-fledged operations. Expecting

By OLIVIA SARKAR Draping our favorite saris gives us immense joy, but we often tire wearing it the same way time and again. Here are some celebrity drapes to up your style game: The Mumtaz This retro style was made popular by actor

Give your father the gift of great health by getting him to adopt a wise sodium-intake diet and a little bit of exercise. Ensure he makes small lifestyle changes for positive impact, starting with these four tips. Check his BP The connection

By Dr.JAISHREE SHARAD Let's embrace the skin we are in. Our skin protects us from the outside world, it is the body's largest organ; and so, it is important that we maintain good skin health to feel comfortable in our own

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Asserting that beauty is no quick fix but an outcome of long term care, Shahnaz Husain, founder of Shahnaz Husain Group, who started her career half a century back, says that it was important for her

LONDON (IANS) - Worried that you are unable to hit the gym? A moderate physical activity like taking a stroll in the park or using steps instead of lifts done regularly may keep your brain healthy, according to a UK

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Anklets account for more than 34 per cent of the total Indian silver market. Indians are obsessed with gold, but anklets made of the yellow metal are never worn on the feet because they represent the goddess

By CLELIA CECILIA ANGELO When you are youthful from within, it shows from the outside as well, through your skin, body and hair. Hair that is healthy and shiny is a manifestation of good overall health as well as youthfulness. However, some

Trends come and go, but there's nothing quite like a sari. Whether it's a casual outing, an intimate soiree or a lavish celebration, there's a sari for every occasion. Keeping up with the warm months ahead, we've rounded-up some styles

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Women are aware of how nutrition is closely associated with skin health. The food we eat is as important as the products for our skin, as healthy glowing skin is hard to achieve on a poor diet

We live in a world where we are constantly occupied with either work, daily chores, technology, etc. and therefore we fail to take out time for ourselves. The importance of self-care, mental and physical well-being is highly undermined. In the continuous

MUMBAI (IANS) - Designer Vaishali S and fashion icon Masoom Minawala together created history at Milan Fashion Week in Italy. Vaishali S is the first female Indian designer to showcase a collection at Paris haute couture week; and Masoom, is

Superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna inspired looks that fans aspired to emulate. (IANS photo) By VINOD MIRANI, IANS Did films inspire fashion, or was it the other way round, with stars picking fashion trends from the public? In the years gone by,

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Hand embroidery is a beautiful craft, intricately done over many hours and days. In a craft rich culture like India, these pieces become heirlooms passed down from one generation to another. So, how to care for the

When it comes to skincare, most men prefer to keep things as simple as possible. Men, on the other hand, are becoming more interested in self-care as time passes. Some simple changes are recommended that aren't taxing and produce long-term

By PLABITA SHARMA Crafting a scent is truly an art form. This can also be rather confusing especially when there are different buzzwords like essence, fragrance and spritzes flying around. Let us try to break down the words and understand these

Designers Rimple and Harpreet kept the thematic essence of the film in mind. (photo Instagram) BERLIN - Alia Bhatt looked every inch regal dressed in an ivory silk chiffon saree by designers Rimple and Harpreet during the screening of 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'

We all wish we had our baby soft, plump, and fresh skin back. Collagen is the key component that gives skin suppleness, but as we get older, our ability to produce it decreases. As a result, the skin loses suppleness

When it comes to cosmetics, a dramatic eye is a game changer. We've seen a lot of shifts in trends over the last few years, from plain natural look to heavy glam. We'll look at a few different ways to

MUMBAI (ANI)- Like a ray of sunshine, superstar Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan took social media ablaze as she turned muse for celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra. Manish shared two alluring pictures of Khan who looked resplendent in a glitzy

Aulerth is founded by UT Austin grad Vivek Ramabahadran (IANS photo) Over the last decade, fashion connoisseurs have demanded a revolution, favoring labels that prioritize sustainability. Jewelry, on the other hand, receives very little of this attention. From purposefully opaque gemstone

By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe Offering an emergency fix in uncertain situations hair extensions require low maintenance and are very easy to use. Have you been thinking about trying hair extensions but are not sure if it's worth trying? The elegance of long

The healthiest oil is cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, which can augment energy and improve “good” cholesterol. (IANS photo) NEW DELHI (IANS) - Our health has suffered as a result of the fast-paced lifestyle dictated by our ambitions. With the passage of

Colour Therapy: Improve Mood And Lifestyle In terms of color therapy and how each color has a significant meaning, there has been a standardization of colors. It can have its own impact and associative memories in the new-age approach, and they

Fashion designer Suket Dhir would like to change Indian weddings which he says have, “become so homogenous that everything looks the same… It's just the same lehenga choli everywhere.” (photo suketdhir.com) By NIMERTA C SHARAN You can spot his designs from afar,

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and they say that love doesn't make the world go round; it just makes the ride more fun. Love is the most important and magnificent thing in our lives because it improves everything. Switch basic

For the longest time, colors have been playing a subjective role in peoples lives. They have been used to predict certain events of the times, as well as to symbolize significant moments. However, the significance they have in the world

Modern French manicures: We've all tried the classic French manicure at some point, but the colorful twist to a classic manicure is great. This season instead of reaching for the white nail polish, change it up with something that packs

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Rahul Mishra's 'The Enchanted', akin to Rumi's thoughts, is a wilderness beyond the boundaries that define dreams from reality. The designer showcased his latest collection with a digital presentation at the recent Paris Haute Couture Week.

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Not many years ago, when Madhur Jaffrey, unarguably the First Lady of Global Indian Cuisine, visited India for an international food event here, the audience was informed that the Queen had made her a Commander of

Kushi and Aditya Hosahalli practicing yoga. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter With Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s recent advisory highlighting this nation’s growing youth mental health crisis, two young San Jose, California, Indian American students—a sister and brother–are sharing how they have managed

Sanjana Ryali (left), Indian American founder of the nonprofit Learning Landmark. (photo provided) By SANJANA RYALI/Special to India-West Imagine learning to create algorithms for better music playlists or prototyping and manufacturing a new running shoe – at the age of 12. Traditionally,

Indian writer Mudit Mohilay (above) comments on how the dating app culture, while making it easier to form superficial connections, may have damaged our capacity to form deep bonds. (photo provided) By MUDIT MOHILAY/Special to India-West Freedom. The world we live in today

Shristi Sharma, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won the top prize of $5,000. (unc.edu photo) India-West Staff Reporter The Indian American Impact Project Nov. 10 announced the winners and finalists of its We Are Home essay

Rithani Saravanakumar won the top prize in the high school category. (LinkedIn photo) India-West Staff Reporter The India Philanthropy Alliance recently announced the winners of its 2021 Youth Essay competition. Rithani Saravanakumar of Redmond, Washington, the winner of the high school competition, wrote

File photo of Indian Indian fashion and jewelry designer Sabyasachi, at Sabyasachi Jewelry, his first flagship jewelry store in the country, on Dec. 17, 2019 in Mumbai, India. (Rubina A. Khan/Getty Images) NEW DELHI – Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee retracted his

The contest is open to South Asian documented and undocumented DREAMers. (image provided) India-West Staff Reporter PHILADELPHIA – The Indian American Impact Project, or IMPACT, recently launched a “We Are Home” essay contest to raise awareness and highlight the many obstacles that

Krishan Parikh, who created “Cycle of Books” for book donations. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter An Indian American student in Cerritos, Calif., Krishan Parikh, who studies at Whitney High School, is a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 72,

Indian American producer and director Mindy Kaling attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 13, 2021 in New York City. (Taylor Hill/WireImage) By IANSlife Fashion's biggest extravaganza, The Met Gala

Serene Singh with her book, ‘The Queen Machine’. The Indian American student studying at Oxford says the book provides tools and resources for families and educators to help children cultivate lasting self-esteem. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter Serene Singh, 24, an Indian

The co-founders of Project A Squared (l-r), Gulnaaz Sayyadhave, Meha Krishnareddigari, and Riya Khandelwal. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter A group of Indian American high school seniors from Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, have founded an organization to raise awareness of

The “Netflix for Learning Hindi” is a robust program with 70+ Hindi/Urdu videos and counting. (photo provided) When Reena Bhansali created Hindi By Reena, the world’s first comprehensive Hindi-learning brand for kids, she aimed to fix a problem she was seeing

Students of Allahabad University celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colors, inside their campus, in Allahabad on March 24, 2021. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP via Getty Images) By VIVEK TRIPATHI/IANS LUCKNOW – The herbal colors made from the 'Palash' flower (Butea monosperma) by women

Shreyanshi Kumari, a 10-year-old Indian student from Louisville, Kentucky, has just published her first book of poems called “Pandemic 2020: Poetic Winter Evenings.” (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter Shreyanshi Kumari, a 10-year-old Indian student from Louisville, Kentucky, has just published her first

Oju Ramani. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter A nine-year-old Indian American girl in Virginia has won a spot to a prestigious Space Camp in Alabama. Oju Ramani, a fourth grade student in the Virginia public school system, has received a full scholarship to

Indian designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi launched their latest collection at the ongoing phygitical FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week. (IANS photo) PUJA GUPTA/IANSlife NEW DELHI – Fashion designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi said the pandemic has changed their perspective towards their craft. "We've

Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi is planning on opening a retail space in New York City in 2022. (Twitter photo via IANS) By SUJATA ASSOMULL/IANSlife NEW DELHI – 2021 may have started on a very anxious note for most people in fashion, but