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When singer Akriti Kakar tied the knot.

Listening to Akriti Kakar talk about her significant other feels like they’ve been together forever.

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Kalki through the looking-glass

As we entered Amy Billimoria’s House of Design in Juhu, Mumbai, we knew we were not in Kansas anymore. The store exudes a happy feeling. From the décor of the store to the clothes housed within it, we could tell that this was going to be a departure from a traditional bridal makeover.

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Sonam and Paras Modi share their marriage mantra…

We met at a common friend’s wedding in Lonavla, after which we started meeting almost twice a week with friends. We got along like a house on fire; it felt so comfortable talking to each other, it was like we were long lost friends. The initial courtship felt more like a game of hide and seek. We didn’t want to tell people yet as we were still getting to know each other.

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25 Apr

Home decorating tips during the lockdown

While you’re confined to your home for the indefinite future, experts show how couples can use this time to reorganise and redecorate the different spaces in the apartment

A home is known to have a significant impact on its inhabitants, meeting both their practical and psychological needs. Since an organised and clutter-free space improves mood and increases productivity, home decor experts feel that now is a good time to redecorate your home and create an environment that you love. Interior designer Punam Kalra, Creative Director, I’m The Centre for Applied Arts, says, “Even the slightest change in your surroundings can bring about a positive change in the relationship. And doing this activity as a couple brings about a greater degree of understanding and maturity in the relationship.” So, here are a few ideas to lighten up the mood at home during the lockdown.

 

Declutter and organise

Now that you’ve spent considerable time indoors, you’ve come to realise the need for breathable, free spaces. Use this time to organise the things you own and take stock of stuff that you want to give away. Kalra says, “A well-organised space enhances the visual appeal, keeps it user-friendly, and maintains a convivial ambience. To maintain a connection with our exterior surroundings, good ventilation and natural lighting should also be ensured within the house.”

 

Space jam

The more we stay in, the more we need to adapt our spaces for activities such as exercising, introspection and entertainment. Create defined spaces such as a reading corner or a workout/wellness space that will allow the both of you to enjoy your individual space and time. Kalra asserts, “The existing furniture can be rearranged to open out the living room and the semi-private areas to create hindrance-free usage or to maximise comfortable seating for cosy reading spots. The easiest way is to go minimal without going bare—group similar objects in clusters of three to create a natural symmetry.”

21 Apr

5 amazing online classes that you can take with your partner

Looking for new ways to bond with your partner? Choose from our list of five fun online classes that you and your partner can enjoy together

The lockdown has allowed us to spend more time with our significant other without the barrage of work calls, long meetings, and late hours at the office. Yet, with only the company of each other, discussions may eventually reduce to what to eat and whose turn it is to do the laundry. After having exhausted all topics of conversation, you may even end up re-watching your favourite TV shows. But, if you are looking to use this time to learn something new or try something you have always wanted to as a couple, we’ve curated a list of five classes for you to join and enjoy!

 

The food life

If date night is approaching, tune into a live cooking session for couples on Instagram or YouTube or join an online class. Many chefs and home cooks are posting videos of themselves cooking with their partner using simple ingredients available at home. Keep an eye out for their live session announcements, and with your beau, have a gala time preparing a fun meal that you can devour with some good music and mood lighting. Some great free online options to learn cooking include TheKitchn, Skillshare and Dinner Tonight.

16 Apr

5 romantic shows to binge-watch with your partner

Put your feet up after a tiring day and watch these tales of love with your partner

Modern Love

Based on The New York Times popular weekly column by the same name, Modern Love is a compilation of eight episodes or stories that explore the many facets and nuances of love.  Brought to life by a stellar cast that includes the likes of Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey and Dev Patel among others, the series will evoke a mixed bag of bittersweet emotions. Get ready to laugh, cry and feel a whole lotta love for the partner sitting beside you.

Available on: Amazon Prime

 

Lovesick

With an interesting premise—a guy, Dylan, detected with a sexually transmitted disease who attempts to inform every woman he’s been with about his condition—the British series is an aberration from the usual rom-coms we’re treated to. Originally titled Scrotal Recall, every episode is dedicated to each of Dylan’s failed romantic pursuits that he reminisces in the form of flashbacks with his friends Evie and Luke. Humorous, clever and emotional, it’s also a story of friendship, one that you will enjoy from the word go.

Available on: Netflix

 

Grey’s Anatomy

If you haven’t watched it already, you really should now. With a whopping 16 seasons to its credit (a clear testament to its popularity), this medical drama series is laced with enough romance to keep you hooked. With an ensemble cast led by Ellen Pompeo who plays Dr Meredith Grey, the series explores the professional and personal lives of surgical interns as they journey toward becoming seasoned doctors even as they manoeuvre through blossoming relationships and heartbreaks. And if you’re still not convinced, the show also features plenty of eye candy—for instance, the hugely popular character, Derek Shepherd a.k.a. McDreamy played by Patrick Dempsey.

Available on: Amazon Prime