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Diwali celebrations at Select CITYWALK

October 18, 2017
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Knock, knock, Diwali is here! Everyone at home is high on energy during the pre-Diwali days. There is so much to be cleaned, to be decorated and so much to prepare for! Diwali shopping is always in order, and I look no further than Select CITYWALK for any of my shopping needs. A brand that has become synonymous with high-quality luxury products across various categories is my go-to one-stop shop! The recent trip to the shopping center in Saket was all about bringing in some stunning décor before the big Diwali bash at home. My first stop was Oma. I absolutely love – LOVE the collection there! Their exquisite collections of tealight candle holders and candlesticks are the perfect additions to the dinner table. You may even deck up the patio using them.   The next place I visited was Le Cruset. The place stole my heart with its range of stainless steel cookware and colorful bakeware. Your hands just itch to pick them up as you browse through the collection on display. This time it was about picking up some warm-colored casseroles and serving trays. There was going to be a lot of food up for grabs at the party and you want it to look picture perfect. Diwali shopping at Select CITYWALK is always a lot of fun but what made it all the more special was that they have just completed an amazing 10 years! That is 10 years of incredible shopping experience for Delhi. To celebrate their 10th birthday, Select CITYWALK decided to do something special and heartwarming. Through their initiative, “Khushiyon ki Diwali”, they are fulfilling the wishes of 10 underprivileged kids. I read about one of them: Arpit’s wish was to watch a cricket match in the stadium with his friends. It was so …

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India Design ID 2017 – Decor Inspiration Special

February 28, 2017
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Art is everywhere. Be it in fashion, in make up, at a place, architecture or even architectural design. I have often come across fashion ‘mood boards’ and have read many articles on the ‘Trends Of The Season’. That’s what pretty much sums up my feed annually. But this time, I decided to venture into an area which boasts about art in the way we live. If you happen to be a fan of floral prints on your midi skirt, then you’ll equally fall in love with a particular set of Floral Sofa Chair Cum Ottoman. India Design ID has been celebrating living artistically since half a decade now, which is why their 5th edition of the annual exhibition had to be a bigger and better expression of the whole concept. Right from collaborating with ELLE DECOR India and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance to hosting ID Symposium for the inspiring artists, this year’s 5th edition of India Design ID 2017 was a grandeur of excellence indeed. Soaking up some inspiration to re-style my home and work space and of course, grabbing a few trends that I can adapt in my sphere of style, here’s a glimpse of design marvels that I came across at India Design ID 2017. Take a look! The trends that caught my attention? Color blocking, Aztecs, Kitch, Metallic, Wild Flora and Oriental Patterns. The idea behind ID Exhibit is to bring forward best decor brands and eminent speakers from across the globe on one platform to celebrate design, creativity and aesthetics through installations and discussions. Commenting on the initiative, Gaurav Mashruwala, CEO, Ogaan Media Pvt. Ltd.  says, “This year we celebrate 5 years of India Design ID and over this time period, it has not only become the country’s premier design celebration but has very effectively changed the definition …

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Pacific Mall Tagore Garden Celebrates Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017
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Love is eternal, which stands true to the fact because certain epitomes of love often resurface with time on days like Valentine’s Day. Taj Mahal is one such legendary example of love, which stands tall in the city of Agra and is a pride of India. Considered as one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal receives millions of visitors on a monthly basis, leaving them spellbound with its magnificent architecture and mesmerising folklore. Bringing forth this legendary symbol of love to Delhi, Pacific Mall Tagore Garden Delhi recreated the architecture on its premises as their Valentine’s Day theme of 2017. The 18 feet high Taj Mahal replica has been constructed keeping in mind the fine Meenakari details that the original architecture consists of. Giving an opportunity to the customers, Pacific Mall Tagore Garden is inviting couples to bring their better half for a trip to the world of Taj Mahal. Get clicked, make memories and express love right in front of the Mughal historic symbol of love. Speaking on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, Mr. Salim Roopani (Centre Director – Pacific Mall) said, “We want to create the magic and epitome of love and the expression of beauty that would make your Valentine’s Day celebrations really meaningful. Valentine’s Day is a day of love and warmth and it’s a good time to show your love to important people of your lives. So, we at Pacific Mall are creating the magic to give a chance to our customers to make their day unforgettable day of their lives.” And while you’re at it, explore the many fashion stores offering massive discounts to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Plus size brands like Mustard are offering upto 60% discounts, while international sellouts like Aéropostale are offering varied discounts to give you a reason to …

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What type of Bollywood mother you have?

May 8, 2016
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While everyone is busy posting Facebook updates with a photograph of them (being little or old) with their beloved mother, we thought of going overboard with the melodrama and give it a dash of Bollywood vibes. Now for those who’ve been following the Hindi Cinema saga for a really long time, this will come in as no surprise that the ‘Ma’ characters being played on the big screen are very much similar to our Desi Mother style! Their have been moments (while watching a Hindi flick) that we’ve felt a movie mother is an exact copy of our own dear mother. With shocking freaks of “Oh my god! My mom does just like that.” to the absolute nodding in agreement with “This is so true! She always scolds me like that.”; brown mothers are a true inspiration to the on-screen role playing mommas (Rosesh Sarabhai will agree). Enough of the blabbering already, we present to you a list of iconic Bollywood mothers who (we are pretty sure) are a carbon copy of how your mother in real life is like. Scroll through and tell us which Bollywood Mother is closest to your own MATAJI!? Durga Singh The mom who stays awake waiting for you to come back,  even when you are busy partying till 4 AM in the wee hours. Keep calm because, Mere Karan Arjun Ayenge! Nirmala Gupta Hitler of a Mother (Movie Khoobsurat) : The mom who runs a mini army cant in the house itself. She loves Apple Kheer, believes in the power of discipline and doesn’t let you finish that last slice of Pizza because, KAYEDA! Lajwanti The savoir mom, who covers up and cleans the mess you create. She doesn’t hesitate from fighting Papa bear if need be and always considers her laal as ‘Laakhon Mai Ek’. Nandini Raichand The melodramatic …

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Why Bloggers Charge Money For Promotions

March 4, 2016
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I was actually going to do an OOTD post today, but the kind of incidents that we bloggers have been coming across lately had to be addressed urgently! First things first, a blogger is someone who writes journals (also known as blogs in digital world) to express their opinion on a certain topic. In earlier times, it was purely a journal based hobby, which as the world of web picked up, came in the parallel spotlight as well. Brands started associating with bloggers, asking them for their opinion about the brand’s services and goodwill. And those were the times when bloggers were obliged to give in their honest reviews. But in today’s time, doing reviews comes under the crucial radar of brands who prefer scanning the ‘drafts’, eliminating anything negative, highlighting the positives and only then paying the blogger to publish the content. But this post is not about the ‘Evolution of Blog’, but more about how bloggers are being exploited by Brands and Public Relations to get free promotions, shout outs and indirect marketing to benefit selves. So following are the 5 reasons why we bloggers CHARGE MONEY FOR PROMOTIONS. 1. We are not journalists who get fat cheques from publishing houses! This one really needs to be addressed out loud. Many PRs send across press releases, requesting us to ‘publish’ it on our esteemed ‘publications’. Sure, we do write ups, add critical comments and promote a brand on our social media like any print media; but we don’t have any publishing houses backing us to invest in our bank balances. 2. We don’t pay our bills with PRESS KITS! Unless, their is a parallel world where such barter deals really exist, our grocery guys, milk guy, electricity provider, water provider, tv cable provider, fashion store salesman and other …

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Valentines Day Treats To Himself

February 11, 2016
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Articles getting churned out this week gotta be all about love. And by love I mean the mushy mushy couple love, because it is the time of the Valentine! But my agenda is slightly different from the general norm. I am celebrating, and giving reasons to celebrate, this week of love with not a partner; but yourself! Having already covered ‘Valentines Day Treats To Herself‘ in my previous feature, this one is dedicated to all the handsome dudes who have befriended solitude as their current hotness. Feel loved, lover boy! 1. Hit The Road Prolly something that every guy dreams of doing 24/7, is taking their automobile out for a drive. Either hit the highway to your nearest destination, or simply map out the country side for some sightseeing. Take it up with your group of friends, or go solo with your music list in check. Breathe in some fresh air and remember, YOU LIVE ONLY ONCE! 2. Attend A City Gig And do some ‘air head bangin’ moves while you’re at it. For the love of music and some alcohol on the side, google up the hot n’ happenin gigs this week in your city and book yourself an exclusive reservation. While committed men will be sipping soup over a romantic candlelit dinner, you’ll be letting yourself lose over some soul music and a bowl of cheese dripping nachos. 3. Get a Tattoo! Not the ones wherein your express the depressing solitude, or speaks about the memoirs of your ex’s history; but the ones that define your personality. Get inspired from Adam Levine or go David Beckham all the way, but get an ink to celebrate life! Note: You can try one of those temporary designs in case a tattoo still seems doubtful to you. This way you will realise if you …

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Valentines Day Treats To Herself

February 9, 2016
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The first half of February every year, is all about feeling loved or giving your unconditional love expressions to the one who matters. Social Network goes berserk with couples posting their most mushy mushy memories together, while singles cribbing about the love flood and debating about their #foreveralone lifestyle. But why is it that only the couples get to take the sweet cake away, leaving singles feeling love-less and low on esteem? This post is not dedicated to those who are celebrating the V-Day with their partners, but rather focuses on giving fabulous options to the singletons on how to rock the occasion with some self pampering parade. 1. Spa Goals Be it the tedious working hours that have kept you away from the dating scene, or the long overdue salon trip that needs to be checked off the list, go ahead and indulge in some therapeutic pampering at your nearest spa centres. Trust me, nothing is more orgasmic than soaking in a hot jacuzzi, sipping some Japanese tea and getting your facial done by a professional. Tattva Spa in Delhi offers an array of spa rituals that one can choose from. Also, they have this kickass home service, if you don’t want to get out of your house for a spa service. Their professionals drop by your house, with all the required equipments and provide the exact spa experience that you can experience at their official centres. Check out http://www.tooyoo.in/ 2. Pack A Gift Who doesn’t like unwrapping a gift, eh? Walk up to your favourite cosmetics counter, buy the out-of-budget EDT and some other skin care products, get them all wrapped and take several selfies expressing your happiness; while you’re at it. Nothing bigger than showing your love for self. I recommend Faces Canada for their amazing colour palette …

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Abode Shopping Essentials – SRSGrocery.com

August 28, 2015
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Shopping for apparels and accessories is therapeutic. I mean, we always look forward to shopping some new trends. But then there is one type of shopping that we try and delay as much as possible. – The Adobe Shopping Essentials, a.k.a. grocery shopping. Endless moments of digging through the right produces and cooking up a recipe in our heads or trying and recall our household requirements is one heck of a task! The perspiration and time consumption that goes into the process is nothing less than a nightmare. And when it comes to sale shopping for food and essentials, lord save the world! But, in today’s lifestyle of internet usage, where we have e-commerce for clothes and accessory shopping, the world of grocery too has entered and is growing at a fast pace. I remember watching a movie at a cosy SRS Cinema, but now I have been introduced to their flawless website of grocery shopping. www.SRSGrocery.com is the ideal one stop destination for grocery shopping, with ample discounts and quickest delivery possible. They not only offer fresh fruits and vegetables, but also deal in frozen foods, canned edibles, gifting packs, home essentials and even beauty products. So happy grocery shopping from the comfort of your home, that also offers delivery within a span of few hours. Woah! I ordered a list of almost 21 items, that consisted of frozen items, gifts (they offer gift wrapping too) and other kitchen essentials to organize a festive party for 12 people. I was very happy with their carton packaging, quick delivery services, frozen products in a frozen state only and no mis-handling of any products whatsoever. The staff is quick on call and they deliver free of cost (no extra charges on delivery). Verdict I will definitely be bookmarking this website for …

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Vlog Room Makeover – Nerolac Impressions

August 13, 2015
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There are so many things that go into building up a strong content. Minute details leave in a greater impact on the overall perspective. Confused? Let me put it down in a blogger’s verbals. Been having an itch to start up my own vlog for a very long time, I just couldn’t settle down with making videos because of one major issue – the set up. I thought investing in the right light and camera will do the trick, but it is much more to a video that one can anticipate. The background or video making set up is equally important in this video making business. Although I have two floors in my house, but couldn’t settle down with any corner of the house for video making purposes. Most of the walls in my house are cramped with décor or household utilities like Almirah, study table, etc. Even my own room has not even a single wall empty for the purpose. One of the living rooms of my house is less utilized, since my grandmom stays there; but is spacious enough to pan out videos and other photo features. Having found the right location to shoot (finally) I was still stuck with one issue – dull looking non-appealing walls! Decorated with antique woody furniture and un-justified curtain sets, I was not happy with having such a set up as my video background. Well, where there is a will there is a way! India’s top wall paint and décor brand ‘Nerolac Impressions’ in association with Blogadda took in the responsibility of painting my living room bright to serve the purposes. And thus began a 2 weeks assignment of giving the dull looking living room a makeover. Unstoppable by Delhi monsoon, the entire team of Nerolac was spot on with their services …

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Green Heroes – Welspun Renewables Initiative

August 12, 2015
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It really is not news that the amount of environmental degradation taking place is just growing day by day. Even though our government has taken steps to curb this degradation, it really doesn’t seem to be having the necessary effect. But it does not mean that nothing can be done. A random act of kindness (towards mother earth) could really help turn back the clock and return our beloved earth to its former glory. At the end of the day, we are the ones responsible for the sorry state of our planet, and we are the only ones who can truly help. And we need to start now. Little things like: Not throwing garbage on the road, whether it be while travelling to another place or even near your own house, one can ensure that the surroundings remain clean and hygienic. Carpooling or using public transport will help in reducing the amount of pollution caused by vehicles as there would be lesser cars/bikes/scooters on the road and not to mention that you’d definitely be saving bucks on the petrol. Also opting for organic, eco-friendly and cruelty free beauty products would ensure you retain your glow without hurting the very essence of our existence. There are a lot of brands in the market which are actively campaigning for the environment, and such brands should definitely be promoted. I know we tend to get lazy at times, but following the proper disposal method for bottles and packets would also have a positive impact on the environment. A proper education to self and youngsters that we live with on the knowledge of types of disposal bags is a must. We all need to adapt the green, blue and black disposal bags system to ensure a smoother and more organized dumping of waste and …

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