On World Heritage Day, celebrate preserving India’s rich history

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) Taj hotels, has maintained a steadfast commitment to rekindle India’s glorious past by restoring some of the country’s most celebrated heritage properties that date back to the pre-independence era. With nine authentic and magnificent Palaces, IHCL is the country’s largest palace operator and proud to be India’s […]

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Dates for the holy month of Ramadan

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Muslims across the world break their Ramadan fast with a date as it was guided by the Prophet. Although dates are loaded with a diverse profile of nutrients, carbohydrates and sugars contribute the most which makes them one of the best sources of instant energy and nutrition after […]

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Gaslighting – understanding this in detail

By Shahzeen ShivdasaniNew Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Gaslighting. A term used so frequently by millennials and a concept that has been growing in popularity. So, what is ‘gaslighting’ you ask? It is a form of manipulation that happens in personal relationships. It is also considered emotional abuse as the abuser makes the victim question their […]

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Tips to deal with anxiety

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Anxiety is our bodys natural response to stress. Its a feeling of fear or apprehension about whats to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. The most recent addition to these […]

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Ritu Kumar launches Label Basics

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Catering to an increasing trend of work-from-home, athleisure and an overall need for more relaxed casual wear, veteran designer Ritu Kumar has launched Label Basics under her fashion brand. IANSlife speaks to Amrish Kumar, Managing Director of Label Ritu Kumar, to know more about the new collection and […]

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A guide for new-age art collectors

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Given the current exposure Indian art is receiving, the projected turnover for the market will hold its ground, and further expand over the next decade. Analyzing, researching, and thereafter including Indian art properties, during the asset planning and strategy phase should not be undermined, says Siddanth Shetty, V.P. […]

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Summer 2021: Beauty and spa trends

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) Bang in the middle of summer we need to remind ourselves that our self-care routine needs a revamp. Swati Gupta, Director and Head of Creative Development — Bodycraft Salon & Spa, shares some of the major trends that we’re going to see this summer which will be […]

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Pink salt to heal your body and mind

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) There are many reasons why Himalayan salt has grown in popularity! But before you delve into its benefits let’s try and understand what exactly Himalayan salt is. What is Himalayan salt? Himalayan salt is a rock salt found in Pakistan’s Punjab district. Mined in the Himalayan foothills, […]

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The growth of lifestyle medicine sector in India

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) Lifestyle medicines seek to address daily life health issues and work towards improving the overall well-being of individuals and societies. Regular consumption of these help to prevent, reverse and better manage health conditions. The best part about lifestyle medicines is that one can depend on them without seeking […]

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A.R. Rahman on his latest release

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) Legendary singer and composer A.R. Rahman says that sometimes not thinking something is the best way to deal with a writer’s block. One method to break through a musician’s block is, “Something which I think most of the time is physical, not biological. Just as the body needs […]

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Summer recipes for your pet

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 13 (IANSlife) With the onset of summer, it is important to know what is good and safe to feed your dogs. While we don’t want to change their daily meals, we do have the opportunity to be able to give them some fresh home-made treats which will cool them down. […]

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Minimalist interiors are taking over

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 12 (IANSlife) The minimalist decor trend has been on the rise since the global pandemic began. As the happiness quotient of people around the globe has dropped, they prefer simplicity and comfort within their homes; and minimalism has somehow managed to take away all the noise and clutter from their […]

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Making “India cool again”

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 12 (IANSlife) Abhiraj started making online content full time in May 2019 with the series ‘100 Reasons to Love India’ for his Facebook page ‘Following Love’ which has more than one million followers. The idea behind starting the page was to “make India cool again”. Abhiraj also touches upon important […]

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Jewellery inspired by Indian embroideries

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, April 12 (IANSlife) In India, weddings, ritualistic traditions and jewellery are closely connected and go together. Jewellery brand Tanishq has recently launched its latest range and designs of jewellery — for summer wedding season for millennial brides-to-be under its wedding sub-brand — ‘Rivaah’. The pieces from ‘Rivaah’ incorporate inspiration from Indian embroideries […]

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Iconic art to see in Philadelphia

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, April 11 (IANSlife) Philadelphia, the sixth-most populous US city, is known for its abundant accessible art. With the first art museum and school in the US and more public art than any other American city — including murals and sculptures — the spirit of the city can be found in the […]

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Revenge (dressing) is never the answer

By Sujata AssomullNew Delhi, April 10 (IANSlife) The recently held Golden Globes awards showed that occasion dressing needs to be respectful, not revengeful. Amanda Seyfried in an Oscar de la Renta silk sorbet gown, Cynthia Erivo in neon green Valentino and Nicole Kidman in a custom-made black and gold halter neck gown by Louis Vuitton–these […]

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What your travel checklist should include

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) Travellers, it’s time you add a few new essentials to your checklist along with your masks, sanitizers and disinfectants. This new list will help you plan a safe, seamless and most importantly, ambiguity-free travel in these uncertain times. As coronavirus cases see a new spike in the country, […]

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Heart health is the first step to health

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) As per global reports by the World Health Organization, heart-related ailments have remained the leading cause of mortality at the global level for the last 20 years. India is leading the race, as research reports suggest that mortality from cardiovascular diseases in India has grown exponentially, from 2.26 […]

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Dubai Food festival is back again!

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 4 (IANSlife) With breath-taking architecture, sophisticated hotels, spectacular vistas and a vast culinary landscape, Dubai certainly never disappoints! Keeping safety at the forefront, Dubai is back with its annual event, the Dubai Food Festival — a city-wide extravaganza that promises the best gastronomical offerings. From luxury dining to homegrown concepts […]

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Unique Easter recipes to try at home

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 2 (IANSlife) This Easter, try some unique recipes at your home to impress guests. Experts at Lavazza share some delicious dessert made with coffee, while chef Vindhya Karwa from @Vinsplate shares exciting Easter egg recipes to compliment it. White Chocolate Mousse Ingredients *200 g white chocolate *5 g sugar *2 […]

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Of food, travel and more…

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 2 (IANSlife) Her videos often pop up on our Facebook feeds and give major travel goals. Mother of one, Kamiya Jani quit her full-time job as an anchor to follow her passion for travelling and exploring the world. What started as a personal blog ‘Curly Tales’, is one of the […]

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New Zealand: True or false?

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) Its that time of the year again where you usually find yourself looking over your shoulder, being a tad suspicious of that story your friend is telling you, or just plain laughing at the pranks everyone is playing on each other, from co-workers right through to big brands. […]

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Peanut butter for weight loss

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 31 (IANSlife) Peanut butter has multiple health benefits — it has an enviable combination of protein and fibres. The driving factor in this growth is that consumers today are consciously aware of their nutritional intake. Our lives are packed with multiple routine activities, mainly the athletes, gym goers etc and […]

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Delhi Art Week kicks off on April 3

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 30 (IANSlife) A new, independent and collaborative initiative by city’s leading contemporary art galleries — titled Delhi Art Week (DAW) aims to bring fresh energy to the Capital’s art scene. The event will take place in the first week of April. According to a statement from the organisers, it aims […]

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Why India needs more women on the Internet

By Siddharta SwarupNew Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) We all know that there is a correlation between gender equality and the digital gender divide. However, until recently, the direction and quantum of that correlation has been unclear to me. A research published in the US National Academy of Sciences in 2018 studied Facebook data of over […]

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How this e-bike startup is changing Indian tourism, one tour at a time

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) For the founders of popular e-bike tours startup BLive — who now host over a dozen cycling-based experiences in nine Indian states, including various Goan locations and a Madikeri Nature Trail in Karnataka’s Coorg — sightseeing-centered travel experiences in travel destinations were something lacking a local immersion and […]

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Experts share the latest baking trends

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Since the time Indians have started overseas travel for leisure and work, the exposure to foreign foods has tremendously increased. This, according to Chef David Edward Raj, Director of Culinary Innovation, Elior India, is leading the bread revolution. “The taste buds of the Indian population have evolved a […]

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Panjim’s waste sorting station turns into art canvasses, stirs creativity

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Reflecting a sustainable and culture-filled vision for Goa’s capital Panjim, the outer structure of one of the city’s sorting stations for segregating recyclable waste, recently became the canvas for a public art mural ‘Goa Glitch’. The artwork celebrates varied experiences of the Goan landscape, representing the fractals of […]

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This Holi, dress like Bollywood

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 28 (IANSlife) The festival of colour has it’s own charm and there’s no escaping iconic Bollywood Holi tracks when you’re looking to have a great time. If you are stepping out for a social gathering and celebrations, mix it up a bit and recreate these looks to steal the limelight. […]

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Pre and Post Holi Skin Care Essentials

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, March 27 (IANSlife) With Holi right around the corner, it’s time to get your skincare and haircare essentials to save you from the damage that the colours do to your skin. Choose from the freshest organic range of grooming essentials: Turmeric Ginger Scrub: The BodyCafe Turmeric Ginger Face and Body Scrub […]

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The impact of theatre on its audience

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 25 (IANSlife) Just like any other performing art, watching theatre – whether live or not – could transform an audiences thoughts and experiences; it can be a strong, expressive medium for playwright, actor and the director. Asked why the uninitiated should begin to watch plays, Indias top theatre performers and […]

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Prioritising period education will ensure more girls stay in school: Bhumi Pednekar

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 24 (IANSlife) Prioritising period education and protection is the key to ensuring more and more girls continue to stay in school, says Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar. The actress has been actively participating in the nationwide movement #KeepGirlsInSchool campaign by Whisper, in collaboration with UNESCO. The campaign aims to help keep […]

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Swiggy launches Health Hub in Chennai

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Online food delivery player Swiggy on Tuesday announced the launch of Health Hub here where customers can order healthy food. According to Swiggy, customers can order healthy food options on Swiggy app. With people looking out for healthy food options, Swiggy worked with nutritionists and restaurants here to come out with […]

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Indian silhouettes for a global mindset

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 21 (IANSlife) Staying true to her expertise in playing Indian styles with a distinct global appeal, designer Payal Singhal launched her latest collection ‘Kismet’ on Day 4 of the ongoing FDCI x LFW phygital showcase. Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty was the showstopper for the designer. Focusing on catering to the […]

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I felt more creative: Designer Suneet Varma

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 21 (IANSlife) There wasn’t a single person who remained unaffected by the pandemic, and fashion designer Suneet Varma feels that here has been an impact on creativity because of it. “I actually have felt more creative,” the designer tells IANSlife as he launched his collection ’50 Shades Of Happiness’ at […]

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Contemporizing Kanjivarams

By SujataNew Delhi, March 20 (IANSlife) Tamil Nadu’s famed kanjivaram textile technique dates back to the time of the Chola period. Chola kings are said to have invited Padmasaliya weavers from neighbouring kingdoms to the temple town of Kanchipuram to weave silk. Traditionally a Kanjivaram sari is made of Native Indian Mulberry silk, they were […]

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Feminine design philosophy

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 20 (IANSlife) Designer duo Gauri and Nainika reveal that their latest collection is inspired by the many months of 2020 they spent in quarantine. They were inspired by life in the slow lane — enjoying the view of the moon, the setting sun, blooming flowers. One can find an abundance […]

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An intergalactic photo-exhibit from Hungarian photographers

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 19 (IANSlife) A photo exhibition titled ‘Constellations 2020’ conceptualised by the Hungarian Astrophotographers Association (MAFE) was inaugurated on the lawns of the Hungarian Embassy. The exhibition took the onlooker from the Earth’s night time landscapes, through the celestial bodies of the Solar System to the mysterious world of the Milky […]

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Safari chic with Shantanu & Nikhil

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 18 (IANSlife) Designer brand Shantanu and Nikhil’s latest collection ‘#SNSafari’ features a luxury getaway wardrobe for both men and women. It draws inspiration from “millennials on the move”, while celebrating S&N’s one year milestone creating celebration wear for millennials. The collection was launched through a video presentation at the joint […]

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Kajal Aggarwal new face of skincare brand

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 16 (IANSlife) Actress Kajal Aggarwal has been roped as the new face skin care brand of Lacto Calamine. Speaking on her association, Kajal said,”I am delighted to associate with Piramal’s Lacto Calamine, a trusted product that I have personally grown up using. I identify with the brand’s vision of redefining […]

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Nepal’s Unnati Cultural Village a new destination for art, literature, and culture

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 14 (IANSlife) In response to disappearing cultures due to increased urbanization and modernization, Nepal’s Chaudhary Group, through its foundation, has established a ‘Unnati Cultural Village (UCV)’ at Harkapur, Nawalpur. The goal of the village is to offer a place where Nepali artists and writers can visit and create their art […]

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PCOS and its effects on skin and hair

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 14 (IANSlife) PCOS is a complex disorder or rather a spectral disorder with no uniform clinic or laboratory diagnostic criteria. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disturbances affecting women all over the world. Dr. Vidushi Jain, Dermatologist Trichologist, Medical head of Dermalinks says: “It has […]

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New crime series on Flipkart Video

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 13 (IANSlife) In a fresh spin to investigative crime shows, Flipkart Video has launched its latest interactive fiction series titled ‘Crime Stories’. Scheduled to release on March 13 on Flipkart App, the series is inspired by true crime stories. In the show, cracking crime cases doesn’t require chasing a car […]

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Himalayan Bodhisattvas at the centre of upcoming Met exhibition

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 13 (IANSlife) Bringing together a group of paintings, sculptures, ritual objects, and illustrated manuscripts from the 11th-18th centuries, made primarily for Nepal and Tibet’s monastic institutions, an upcoming exhibition at New York-based museum “The Met” will spotlight the Himalayan Bodhisattva tradition. The exhibition titled ‘Bodhisattvas of Wisdom, Compassion, and Power’ […]

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Forest Essentials launches new make-up range

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, March 12 (IANSlife) Adding to its artisanal make-up collection curated with natural, ingredients and nourishing herbs and oils, Forest Essentials has introduced a new range of products in the Artisanal Beauty collection for facial adornment. The collection comprises Som Rasa Silk Skin Tint, a luminous lightweight formula to enhance the complexion […]

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Redefining the power of purchase

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, March 10 (IANSlife) MOOL — Made Out Of Love is a social fashion brand, launching its website with the cutest collection of apparel that portrays the artwork of little artists from under-served communities. Every purchase of MOOL apparel will go onto benefitting the little artists with the provision of a fully […]

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Seychelles to open up to the world from March 25

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 10 (IANSlife) Seychelles, the Indian Ocean island destination has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, as from March 25, 2021. The announcement was made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) […]

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Risk of heart disease is increasing in women

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 9 (IANSlife) Generally, it is believed that women whose estrogen hormone levels decrease after menopause are at increased risk of coronary heart disease, but due to the changes in lifestyle in recent times, cases of heart disease in women are increasing rapidly, says Ravindra Singh Rao, senior intervention cardiologist and […]

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A challenge to promote female literacy

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) To mark International Women’s Day, Indian educationist Sunita Gandhi, has invited volunteers from all sections of society to take up the one-hour ‘One Word Literacy Challenge’ where volunteers commit an hour to teach an illiterate learner (preferably female) to read and write her name. After completing this Name […]

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International Women’s Day: DIY recipes

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) It’s a day to celebrate yourself, pick your favourite dram, be it scotch, gin, vodka, or liqueur and curate some lip-smacking cocktails with these recommendations from Diageo India’s finest Brand Ambassadors and mixologists. YES WE CRAN Ingredients: * 45 ml Black and White Scotch Whisky * 10 ml Lime […]

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A Toast to the #WomenWhoMakeYou

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) As International Women’s Day is around the corner, Grant’s Distinction recognises their efforts and toasts to them with an indulgent drink. Enjoy the day with the whisky, whether as a cocktail or simply with soda! The blended Scotch whisky has been hand-picked for its smoothness to appeal to a […]

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Woman photographers making an impact

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) “People always call me ‘sir’ when they first call as they don’t expect a woman to be behind the camera” are the words of Gurugram-based maternity and baby photographer Anega Bawa. While the rise in number of women taking to professional photography may be slow, it sure is […]

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Women’s Day Celebrations at ITC Maurya!

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, March 7 (IANSlife) ITC Maurya is all set to celebrate the spirit of women with specially curated activities for ladies. From exciting offers on restaurants, to laundry and salon services, experience an array of delightful Women’s Day celebrations. Ladies to lunch The Pavilion hosts a specially priced buffet at Rs 1,999 + […]

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A promising Indian art investment scenario

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 7 (IANSlife) According to the recent Knight Frank Wealth Report 2021, from the vantage of Indian UHNWIs, or Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, after jewellery topping the list of the most preferred passion-led investment, art and watches come in as the second, followed by wine and classic cars. For the […]

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Saluting all women

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) In celebration of International Women’s Day, DLF Promenade, salutes all women with the launch of its latest campaign. Titled #NotJustAnotHER wishes to celebrate every woman out there and cherish her inspiring story. The brand aims to create a safe platform wherein stories of courage and determination are told and […]

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Smiling women from across India

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, March 5 (IANSlife) In what merges together her passion for art and travel, portraits of various smiling Indian women by Delhi-based artist and art curator Priyanka Banerjee — created over ten years — brings out the resilience and spirit of women of the country. Hailing from the beautiful city of Bokaro […]

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Towards a healthy mind and body

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) With a target to impact the lives of 5 million users, SARVA and Diva Yoga has announced a through our one-year free yoga and mindfulness programme across the globe in the next 365 days. IANSlife spoke to Sarvesh Shashi, Co-Founder, SARVA and Diva Yoga, who talks about the […]

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An agreement to boost online jewelery retail

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) To provide impetus to Indian gem and jewellery sellers on the global e-marketplace and explore potential business collaborations for sectoral growth, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and eBay-owned ES Online Services entered into an agreement on Thursday. The collaboration is a step towards facilitating gem and […]

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Maternity fashion the celebrity way

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) Maternity clothes should be oversized, baggy and loose? Myth! Fashion while you’re pregnant can be fun, experimental and chic, there’s no rule which says you can’t be glamorous. Raising the fashion bar and nailing maternity fashion, these celebs lead the way forward and inspire you to look fashionably […]

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Creativity can’t be clocked

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Feb 24 (IANSlife) India Inc has joined the global chatter on the four-day workweek. A recent announcement about the much-talked-about new labour code suggests that organisations may be allowed to offer the option to employees. However, the ministry keeps the 48-hour cap on the workweek “sacrosanct”. Much before the pandemic, remote […]

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Of rhythm and melodies

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Feb 24 (IANSlife) We have heard him play the drum for long for the Indie pop band Euphoria. Vishal Mehta’s first album released in 2017 ‘Alone’ with ‘Vishal Mehta Live’ received a good response on digital platforms. The musician is all set to release his second album “Only You” on February […]

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Sustaining long distance relationships

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) Is he/she worth waiting for, does she/he feeling the same way I do? Am I kidding myself thinking long-distance can work? What if they find someone else? These questions and more are likely to haunt people in a long-distance relationship. Moreover, Skype calls and blinking chat windows can’t […]

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Things to know about ovulation and pregnancy

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANSlife) Ovulation is a subject of reproductive health that is often surrounded by myths, unverified information and fiction. While there are factors beyond ovulation that can help in getting pregnant, ovulation plays an important role in successful conception. Not knowing about your fertile window, tracking and predicting ovulation days can be […]

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A cup of joy

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) Navin Gurnaney, CEO, Tata Starbucks spoke to IANSlife along with The Label Life’s style editors, Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora and Bipasha Basu on their recent collaboration ‘The Starbucks India Optimist Series’, a limited edition merchandise collection. The team also reveals the rationale of the association, Role of […]

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Pandemic delivered a more severe blow to smaller, individual artisans: AIACA

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) A recent survey report brought out by All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA) has detailed cash flow crunches, wage losses, cancellation/withholding of orders, supply disruptions in the raw material value chain and uncertainties regarding shipment (both domestic and export) to be some of the key challenges […]

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5 common myths about organic skincare products

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANSlife) In today’s generation, consumers have become more aware and conscious of harmful chemicals hidden in their skincare products. They have even become skeptical of using skincare that wear the claim of being “organic” and “all natural”, often questioning if these claims are just marketing gimmicks or more […]

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