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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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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.

13 Apr

5 apps to learn or master art at home

Lately, due to the nationwide lockdown, guitars and baking tins are finding their way out of storage. So, there’s no better time than now to brush up on your rusty art skills; in fact, here are some of the best apps for those who wish to explore their creative calling

Our Instagram feeds are flooded with the likes of intricate charcoal sketches and rough illustrations. If this has inspired you to pick up your brush or pencil and get creative, then here are a few apps to help you out. Learn a variety of techniques—from illustrations to crafts and 3D drawings. Whether you draw a self-portrait or make your own jewellery, you don’t need to be a professional to ace these activities! Also, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have any material at home since some of these apps allow you to practise your skills digitally.

 

How to Draw – Easy Lessons

We swear by this app, which is available on both Android and iOS. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, the app offers an easy step-by-step process, which teaches you how to draw and paint animals, cartoons and even animé. Perfect for kids too, you can either draw on the screen itself or lay down sheets of paper and go for it. The app is free and easy to use. In fact, Play Store has many apps in the ‘How to Draw’ series allowing you to diversify your drawing experience. You can learn how to draw and sketch people, cars or even 3D sculptures for free.

9 Apr

How to stay connected with the outside world from home

Owing to social distancing to control the spread of COVID-19, we are physically cut off from the outside world. With travel plans and brunch dates with friends abandoned indefinitely, here’s a list of ways in which you can still replicate the joys of socialising, at home

At present, we are deluged with information on COVID-19 from around the world. The pandemic has forced us all indoors till things get better. Although for homebodies this may seem almost comforting, staying cooped up at home can slowly wear you out. However, thanks to the suite of communication technology at our service, we do not have to be completely disconnected from the outside world. Between the exploration of your newfound culinary talents and bingeing on shows, throw a virtual dinner party or attend a live yoga session to stay connected with the community.

 

What’s your game?

The classics (think: UNO and Monopoly) are making a comeback stronger than ever before. Friends and families are now engaging in virtual altercations over being dealt an unfair hand. Newer games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons are the new rage among millennials, especially in Japan. As the name suggests, this Nintendo Switch series allows you to build and live in a whole new world devoid of any infections. Some say it might be the ideal quarantine game, and we couldn’t agree more. Look to virtual games and get your friends to join in for game nights!

31 Mar

5 lifestyle concepts to transform your life during isolation

As we are amidst a nationwide lockdown owing to COVID-19, staying at home at all times is slowly but surely becoming wearisome. If you are beginning to feel like you are stuck in a rut, you’re not alone. So, here are some of the world’s most revered lifestyle concepts to help you reinvent your life and rediscover happiness at home

It is but normal to crave change, especially when you are isolated at home owing to the pandemic. If the everyday cycle of ‘eat, sleep, Netflix, repeat’ is beginning to burn you out, fret not! From the Japanese ikigai to the Swedish lagom, here are a few tried-and-tested ways to usher in a more empowered and fulfilling life.

 

HYGGE

‘Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities; forget about your worries and your strife’. Through this upbeat number, the thought-provoking duo, Baloo and Mowgli, captured the essence of life; one also summarised by the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah). Ticking off a millennial’s list of self-care essentials (think: scented candles, fuzzy socks and a cup of hot chocolate with floating marshmallows), hygge is all about getting comfortable with the bare minimum. Since home is where you are going to be for the next few weeks, there is no better time to bring out the fluffy pillows and exquisite throws. Sprinkle a bit of hygge in your life to give yourself a soothing hug in this testing time.

26 Mar

Home workout challenges that you and your partner can take on together

It is believed that couples who sweat together, stay together. And if you’re the kind that looks a challenge in the eye, take on some of our favourite online workout challenges to try at home

Constant motivation, someone to check your form, and the comforting thought that your bed is just a few steps away (just in case)—working out at home has been the go-to for those who can’t make it to the gym. But, as you’re isolated with your partner now, we enumerate some fun online challenges to help you stay in shape.

 

Take a dance on me

There is no dearth of YouTube videos featuring dance tutorials or “follow me” dance workouts. However, we love the dance choreography challenges taking over YouTube and other social media apps such as Instagram and TikTok. You have to learn the choreography to a famous tune, recreate the dance and upload it online! In fact, you can even tag your friends to get more people to participate in the challenge.