|February 11, 2017|
|A Life Built on Reading|
'As you trek back down the centuries, returning to myth and legend, to stories told by people gone for hundreds of years who had the same fears and hopes as you, who hoped that their future, the world you inhabit, would be a kinder and happier place, you understand that there will never be an end to the exploring,' says Nilanjana S Roy.
|February 03, 2017|
|Aww! Carol's baby is such a cutie|
Rajesh Karkera snapped Carol Gracias with her cute munchkin.
Diana Penty sizzles for Payal Singhal
The actor model was the showstopper for the Mumbai-based designer's show at LFW.
Norah Fatehi, Shonali Nagrani say cheese!
And then there were more. We continue with our celeb spotting at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 in suburban Mumbai.
Spotted@LFW: Shriya, Priyanka, Tanishaa
Designer Payal Singhal has quite a fan following in tinsel town, finds Rajesh Karkera.
Wah! Wah! Swara
The actor walked for designers Monica Shah and Karishma Swali at the Lakme Fashion Week.
Anushka gets flirty, quirky
The singer-actor was the showstopper for Sohaya Misra's latest collection.
'Sunny Leone has done more for feminism in India'
Singer, song writer, and a single mother Manasi Scott wears her heart on her sleeves and tells Rediff.com's Anita Aikara why eve-teasing is a universal problem.
Nimrat, the queen of hearts
The gorgeous actor stole our hearts yet again. This time on the ramp.
Kiara is a twirling beauty
Kiara Advani was the showstopper for Farah Sanjana's spring summer collection.
Hot fashion from Mumbai, Assam, Nagaland...
On Day Two of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017, Rediff.com met these stylish women from across India.
'Fashion is a hard industry; models are not really nice'
Lakme model Priya Banerjee reveals the not-so-nice side of the modelling industry.
Desi designs for the modern men
Dear men, it's your turn to take notes.
A temple on the Yamuna
'Bateshwar is a rare temple where Shiva is depicted in his human form (and not his symbol, the Lingam).'
|January 18, 2017|
|#FoodPorn: 10 more Instagram foodies to follow|
Their pics will send you into a food coma!
Mrs Trump's fashion challenges
Though the incoming First Lady of the US is a former model who has retained all the glamour of the ramp, there is a curious radio silence on the subject of who's offering their sartorial services for her time at the White House, notes Kanika Datta.
|November 01, 2016|
|The Guru in 'Gurugram'|
More than Guru Dronacharya, the cult of his wife, Kripi, runs stronger in Gurgaon.
|August 26, 2016|
|Mugdha <i>God diste </i>!|
Marathi mulgi Mugdha Godse looked gorgeous in a Gaurang Shah creation at Lakme Fashion Week.
'Guwahati is very safe for women'
It's Suzzane Baker's first season at Lakme and she's clearly excited.
Pics: Mandira, Tanisha, Shamita at fashion week
Check out the stars in attendance on Day Three.
Saiyami Kher made her maiden appearance at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai walking for Payal Singhal.
Guess what this model did with her first salary
Between hectic shows, make ups, rehearsals and fittings Jasmeen Johal, who was born in Punjab, but is now a model from Vancouver, Canada, fends off a few quick posers.
Dare to wear this, will you?
Three designers -- Kanika Goyal, Kriti Tula and Sonal Verma -- showcased their winter collection at Lakme Fashion Week.
'Wearing revealing clothes doesn't make you sexy'
"Even a fully clothed woman can look sexy," says model Andra Patar from Assam
Fabulous ways to rock the sari style
Anavila Mishra's collection rekindled the beauty of the six yard wonder.
Models show their 'goofy' side
Rajesh Karkera gets models to entertain his camera.
'I eat everything; I just don't put on weight'
Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera caught up with Alice Rosario to find out how she's doing.
'The burkini ban is ridiculous'
Australian model Ilana Davies gets candid with Rediff.com's Tista Sengupta.
#2States: When Assam met Maharashtra!
On a day dominated by models, designers and people from India's northeast, Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera came across two lovely ladies -- Yashica Dhabre and Bobby Roy Chaudhry -- and found out out what fashion means to them.
|August 20, 2016|
|Sushhh, so SEXY!|
Move over the models. It was Sushmita Sen who truly stole the show.
|June 19, 2016|
|Who did Taylor Swift kiss?|
From Taylor Swift's steamy kiss with her new boyfriend to Rihanna's new perfume, we bring you the latest gossip.
|April 25, 2016|
|Try these exciting tea recipes|
Ginger and tulsi flavoured tea is passe. Exotic ingredients are now finding their way into the kettle.
10 reasons why we love Karlie Kloss
Supermodel Karlie Kloss featured in Time's The 100 Most Influential People 2016. And that is just one of the many reasons why we totally adore her!
|March 31, 2016|
|'I wouldn't date Virat Kohli'|
"Virat is fabulous," says 27-year old model Ritu Chauhan from New Delhi... but that doesn't make her think of dating her favourite cricketer. Speaking to Tista Sengupta/Rediff.com, Ritu throws light on her journey into modelling and how she thinks couples should work hand-in-hand.
Khadi on the ramp
Swati Kalsi's collection was an ode to the traditional Sujani embroidery and Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama's USP was minimal measurements and stitching involved.
How to take a selfie like a model!
Still trying hard to get that perfect selfie? Take lessons from these hot models walking at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 on how to master the art of clicking selfies.
6 ways to drape a sari
Fashion designers Swati and Sunaina's collection worked with the master weavers of Banaras for their latest collection 'The Lightness of being Radha'.
Don't miss! Models strutting around the parking lot
Designer Anand Kabra's collection was not for the faint-hearted!
Pics: Off ramp fashionistas
Two Mumbai girls caught our attention on Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016
'Almost everyday is my cheat day'
Meet 22-year-old model Alice Rosario who is walking her second season at Lakme Fashion Week, Mumbai.
When your outfit lights up!
Germany based fashion technology house, ElektroCouture made almost everything glow on the runway.
'Your body actually craves for sugar and food'
Seasoned model Archana Akhil Kumar shares her experience at fashion weeks and how she keeps herself composed during this five-day-marathon.
How to wear a sari to fashion week!
What's trending? What's not? 5 fashionable people describe their style at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016.
LFW 2016: Summer's here!
Monica Dogra, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kiran Rao were among the celebs spotted on Day One of the Lakme Fashion Week Resort/Summer 2016
|March 21, 2016|
|Celebrities catwalk for a good cause|
The Caring with Style fashion show was organised to raise funds for children suffering from blood cancer.
In Pics: Malaika, Aditi turn showstoppers
Malaika Arora Khan wowed the audience as she walked for designer Mandira Wirk, and Aditi Rao Hydari looked stunning in a Shruti Sancheti outfit.
Preeti Shenoy: Swimming with the dolphins
What if a celebrity told you about their favourite holiday destination? Told you about all the things they like to do there -- be it tasting the local cuisine, indulging in leisure activities or haunting museums.
|February 26, 2016|
|8 traditional Goan recipes|
Bring out your earthenware and clay pots, don your apron and get cooking!
A happy trip to Diu
We had asked you Dear Readers to share photographs and impressions about your favourite Indian beach.
Locking horns with the fearless Indian Bison
Shubir Rishi/Rediff.com narrates the morning safari that he took on day two at the Pench National Park. He was on a road trip to the Pench-Kanha-Tadoba national parks.
|February 10, 2016|
Katrina Kaif catwalks for ace designer Tarun Tahiliani.
Recipes for love
Easy recipes for people who don't cook.
|February 07, 2016|
|Mandana is a fairy princess|
Bigg Boss 9 finalist Mandana Karimi was the showstopper for designer Ramesh Dembla's 'Ivory Dreams collection.
|January 17, 2016|
|Why is Kendall Jenner missing her dad?|
Want to know what's happening in the world of glitz and glamour? We bring you the latest on supermodels, style, designers and everything in-between!
|January 16, 2016|
|Recipe: How to make Salmon Fish Cake |
Rediff reader Baishali Ghosh shares a simple and exotic party recipe.
What happens when someone working in one of India's large public sector companies ends up there, hoping IIM-A is all about leadership?
|January 05, 2016|
|Recipe: How to make Vegetable Croquettes|
Here's a yummy way to get your kids to eat their veggies.
'Indian women have amazing bodies'
Fashion designer Pria Kataaria Puri, host of celebrity chat show 'Born Stylish', spills the beans about designing for celebrities, her journey as a fashion designer and her ultimate style icon in an interview with Anita Aikara/Rediff.com.
|January 01, 2016|
|The best books to read in 2016|
From Aurangzeb to Sangh Parivar, the year 2016 offers plenty of hope in historical and modern literature.
|December 31, 2015|
|5 must-try mutton starter recipes|
It is party time! If you want to impress your guests, try one of these mouthwatering appetiser recipes from Reshma Aslam.
|November 11, 2015|
|Bengali sweets get a makeover|
Sandesh, Rajbhog, Rosogulla and Chamcham have been revamped to keep up with people's adventurous palates.
|October 05, 2015|
|India in 10 stunning photographs|
Readers have been sharing their best travel images from around the country here! You can share your best #India-Photos too!
|September 27, 2015|
A visit to the Palpung Sherabling Monastery where monks are free to choose their own paths.
|September 12, 2015|
|To the mystical highlands in Ladakh|
The magical land of Changthang in Ladakh is the stuff of dreams, though it might be losing its pristine beauty to the onslaught of tourists and campers.
|September 11, 2015|
|Beyonce flaunts her curves|
The 34-year-old Grammy-award winning singer even went topless as she was photographed in a swimming pool.
|September 10, 2015|
|Stunning in silk: From the looms of Assam|
Fashion designer Sanjukta Dutta showcased a beautiful collection of hand-crafted two-piece Mekhela Chadors at the recently concluded Mysore Fashion Week 2015.
|August 28, 2015|
|'I am a Delhi girl so I know how to handle lechers'|
Sonali Barthwal, who debuted at Lakme Fashion Week, is a Delhi girl, originally hailing for Garhwal, Uttaranchal. Bubbly and effervescent she's got a sense of humour too.
The flip side of being a model
Mumbai-based model Pooja Bhamrah tells us why it is important to be fit, positive and balanced.
Would you wear this?
Jewellery designer Vasundhara Mantri mixed bold, geometric, asymmetric lines that worked well with traditional Indian sensibilities. And this is what she came up with.
Stunning, dramatic brides!
When designer Gaurang Shah drew inspiration from the love story of the brave king Prithviraj Chauhan and his strong-willed queen, Samyukta, here's what happened.
The Magic of Silk
Anita Dongre brings back the magic of traditional Indian weaves and embroidery in a modern new avatar. Check out her collection for Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015.
Head turners not on the fashion week runway
Fashion week is not just about what is on the ramp. Take a look at these beautiful people we spotted off the ramp.
Thank you Ritu Kumar!
The master revivalist presented a spectacular collection of Banarasi weaves at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2015.
Watch out! Sangeeta Bijlani steals the show at fashion week
Here's a round-up of the celebs who attended Day Two of Lakme Fashion Week!
Off ramp styles at Lakme Fashion Week
A look at the trends outside of the fashion week shows.
|August 26, 2015|
Showcasing the creativity of a new generation of talent. Seven Gen Next designers presented their creations at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015.
From the Indian Army to the fashion ramp
Nikita Sahay was a captain in the Indian Army when she decided to quit her job and pursue her childhood dream. After a lot of failed attempts, Sahay, now 26, is finally living her dream and is happy at that.
That dazzling smile!
Here's a look at the celebs who attended the Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla curtain raiser for Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015.
Jawani Jaaneman rocks the ramp
Master couturiers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla decided to go retro with their collection as well as their models for their opening show for Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015s. Take a look...
POLL: Who's the hottest LFW model?
These girls will be raising temperatures as they sashay down the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week. Vote for your favourite!
|August 20, 2015|
|Onam recipe: Vellarikka Moru Curry|
Onam is here and so are the tasty preparations. Manjula Nair shares a traditional yoghurt and coconut based recipe from her mother's kitchen.
How to control your anger
Handling anger can be like handling the devil -- you've got to be careful, patient, and above all, innovative, to be successful in nailing it down
|August 16, 2015|
|Recipe: Bengali-style Fish Curry|
Just 30 minutes and some basic ingredients are all you need to get this awesome basa capsicum dish, says reader Jayati Saha.
|August 10, 2015|
Aditya Pancholi's son Sooraj, and Suneil Shetty's daughter Athiya, who will be debuting in Nikhil Advani's Hero, graced the ramp for the first time as showstoppers for Falguni and Shane Peacock at the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week in Delhi.
|August 07, 2015|
|Dhanushkodi: A ghost town hopes to come alive|
50 years after a cyclone wiped it out, Dhanushkodi is slowly finding its feet. A tourist attraction precisely for its desolateness, road connectivity could soon transform it. Saisuresh Sivaswamy, who spent a few hours there, comes back enchanted.
Who's that woman behind the mask?
It was raining stars at the The Indian International Jewellery Week. Take a look.
|August 05, 2015|
Sonam Kapoor opened the India International Jewellery Week 2015 in Mumbai.
|July 19, 2015|
|15 things we saw at LFW auditions|
Photographer Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com was a fly on the wall at the model auditions for Lakme Fashion Week's Winter-Festive season. Here's what he saw!
Pune and its ghosts
We dare you to visit these five haunted places
|July 07, 2015|
Supermodels, actresses, stars... it was one very fine summer afternoon at Kensington Gardens in London.
|July 05, 2015|
|Back to the 17th Century|
An unplanned trip to Hoi An in Vietnam turns out to be more fascinating and historic than the mainstream Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City says Anjuli Bhargava.
|July 02, 2015|
|The dream team|
Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci brought together some of the biggest names in the business for a special showing of his menswear line.
Selling salads to promote good health
Meet the Indo-Germans behind Green Tokri -- a unique business venture -- who grow lettuce on their farm outside Pune and make it available at your doorstep so that you can add this nourishing item to your meals each day.
|June 29, 2015|
|A wine haven for some quiet|
Perch, New Delhi's first wine and coffee bar, has an expansive wine list but could do with a few more options for coffee
This Ramzan, break fast with these yummy date dishes
Dates are known to be a good source of fibre and since the ordinary eating pattern is restricted to two big meals during Ramzan, dates ensure one doesn't get constipation and there is clear urination. It also has enough calories to satiate the peak of hunger after the fast ends.
No more blouse blues!
Days of tussles with the local tailor are gone thanks to this online venture!
|June 25, 2015|
|Who is the hottest June cover girl? VOTE!|
The rains have finally arrived but the covers continue to get hotter. Who is your favourite cover girl?
In the land of the demigods
With Tibet to the east and home to three stunning Himalayan ranges, Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh boasts of a colourful culture and beautiful people, says Geetanjali Krishna.
|June 20, 2015|
|Drape with attitude|
With the "#100sareepact" trending, saris have come back into focus as a garment that is contemporary yet comfortable. Ritika Bhatia identifies four labels leading the funky revolution.
|June 12, 2015|
|#SoStylish you should take notes!|
From megawatt glamour on the red carpet to easy style for a day out on the town, an exclusive extract from Vogue India's third annual best-dressed list rounds up the world's most stylish Indian women in every avatar.
|June 06, 2015|
|Have you been here?|
You too can share pictures of your travels in India here and we will publish the best ones right here on Rediff.com!
|May 30, 2015|
|Have you done this?|
Latest in our ongoing series of #India-Photos! You can share your travel photographs too. Post them on ZaraBol and we will carry select images on Rediff.com!
|May 27, 2015|
|Green is the new black|
Over the years, amfAR's annual Cinema Against AIDS benefits have helped raise more than $140 million for amfAR's AIDS research programmes. Here's who showed up this year!
|May 25, 2015|
|Good lord those legs!|
There's good reason why Amal Clooney is the new favourite of the press! :-)
|May 21, 2015|
|There's something about Lauren|
Lauren Gottlieb is our new favourite Bollywood girl. So we just had to travel the half the length of the city if only to see her. Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com carried his camera too :-)
|May 20, 2015|
|Model Behaviour: Heavenly bodies at Cannes|
You've probably seen Aishwarya-Katrina-Sonam's stylish (or otherwise) turns at Cannes endless times by now. Here are a bunch of others who also made heads turn:
The games people played
You may have played them as a child (or not) but Abhijit Masih surely seems to miss some of these wonderfully games he played growing up.
Dad bods: We kinda love this trend
At a time when we are presented with pictures of David Beckham's impossible-to-achieve physique, the dad bod comes as a welcome change.
|May 18, 2015|
Because apparently even a supermodel isn't good enough. Sigh! :-/
|May 14, 2015|
|Puducherry, a walker's delight|
Its quiet, whitewashed elegance and colourful vibrancy make the erstwhile colonial town of Puducherry an ambler's delight.
|May 08, 2015|
|Mcleodganj: The town that slows you down|
You cannot just swing by to say hello to the Dalai Lama when you're in Mcleodganj but there's plenty to experience discovers Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com.
|May 05, 2015|
|Jab we Met ;-)|
Here's who showed up at this year's Met Gala! :-)
|May 02, 2015|
|Why the glum face, Posh?|
Victoria Beckham, as it turns out, isn't the most stylish Brit of all time, according to a poll. In fact, the fashion diva just barely made it to the top ten in the list. That surely must hurt.
|April 29, 2015|
|Don't mess with me!|
Akshay Kumar made a dashing appearance at the launch of men's fashion week in Mumbai.
Sikkim's Shangri La
The charming town of Pelling can strike a balance between commerce and conservation
|April 23, 2015|
|Welcome to the beach party!|
The hottest swimwear designs from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015. Which one do you want?
|April 22, 2015|
|What's the Rush?|
It's been a busy few weeks for celebrities in Mumbai -- from store openings to fashion shows and product launches. So how did they fare style-wise? You tell us!
|April 20, 2015|
|What's the temperature outside?|
With the mercury hitting new highs, Marks & Spencer's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection seems like something to look forward to.
|April 09, 2015|
|The wonder world of Sidhpur's Bohra mansions|
A photo series by Sebastian Cortes explores the glorious past and rich legacy of the Bohra Muslims of Sidhpur
Good lord, Nimrat Kaur!
Summer is officially here and the mercury is going through the roof. Can you handle these cover girls? Don't forget to vote for your favourite April cover girl!
|April 03, 2015|
|Discovering the city on a bike|
Three enthusiasts, who now run cycling ventures in Bengaluru, write about biking trails in and around the city
|April 02, 2015|
|MasterChef recipe: Cheesy Pesto Rice Patty|
MasterChef India 4 contestants, Pratibha Kochar and Bhakti Arora share their recipe of this Italian style rice patty served with creamy corn and tomato sauce.
Hey Emma, you're outstanding!
AskMen.com has ranked Emma Watson as the most outstanding woman in the world. (Not that we needed them to tell us that!)
|March 30, 2015|
|10 wildlife photos that'll amaze you|
One of India's foremost wildlife photographers Rathika Ramasamy shares her most favourite photographs that'll make you go 'wow'.
Sari's the way to go!
A sari is not merely six yards of cloth. Designed right and draped right, it becomes the sexiest thing a woman with any kind of figure can wear. Take a look.
Ankita Shorey is so hot, we're melting!
What do you get when you invite a former Miss India at a Miss India event? This! :-)
Carry on, doctor!
Rajesh Pratap Singh probably had his tongue firmly in cheek when he showcased his hospital-ward-on-the-runway collection.
|March 22, 2015|
|And then there was Rajkumar Rao|
The National Award-winning actor walked the runway for Kunal Anil Tanna.
Who keeps the fashion week ticking?
#People-at-LFW: A blanket that became a shirt :P
Shah Rukh Khan is a proud husband
He may not have been there to cheer for Gauri Khan at Lakme Fashion Week but that doesnt mean he wasn't impressed! :-)
Sunny, Elli, Evelyn on a fashion date
A string of celebrities attended the Lakme fashion week in Mumbai.
Akshara Haasan, the warrior queen!
Dressed in a white and silver outfit by Kanikka Salluja, the actor was beyond recognition in her maiden ramp appearance!
Mandira Bedi's six-yard wonder
Ready, steady, pout!
Nargis Fakhri closed a spectacular show by Suneet Verma at the end of Day Four of Lakme Fashion Week.
So cute, we want to pinch her cheeks!
Anjana Sukhani looked pretty as a petal walking for Parul Bhargava at Lakme Fashion Week.
Is that really Karisma or are we in heaven?
Karisma Kapoor walked for Neha Agarwal and all our dreams came true :-)
'I don't like people wearing blingy stuff'
What's in? What's not? Five beauties describe their fashion quotient.
My god! What tevar!
Arjun Kapoor walked the runway for Kunal Rawal at Lakme Fashion Week. As did Shahid! :-)
The bling thing
Sonu Dharnidharka's latest collection was inspired by all things ancient Greek and served it with a dash of bling :-)
Whatcha lookin' at?
The effervescent Kalki Koechlin closed the show for Nishka Lulla.
Karan Tacker wears flowers and gets it right too!
The actor walked the ramp in a Surya Sarkar creation and has us floored!
Hands up! Quirky, funky designs at LFW
Day Three of Lakme Fashion Week began with a bang, literally. With this line! :-)
Off Ramp Fashion: Just be yourself!
Here's how the fashionistas showed off their style on Day Four of the Lakme Fashion Week. Text and photographs: Paloma Sharma
Mirror mirror on the wall...
The lovely Tamannah Bhatia closed the show for designer Payal Singhal. Snapshots from the collection.
|March 21, 2015|
|Travel in style!|
Interesting separates, that you could mix and match, were the highlight of Nimish Shah's travel inspired collection.
An athlete on the ramp
Instead of running on the tracks model Ashwati Ramesh opted for the runway. Paloma Sharma finds out why.
'Lights, Camera, Action'
Nikhil Thampi's 'Lights, Camera, Action' collection is a glorious tribute to the glitz-driven Bollywood in the nineties.
Spotted: Kalki, Nargis at fashion week
Here's who showed up at Lakme Fashion Week.
Diwali on the ramp!
Nitya Arora delved into and the much-loved Star Wars movies for her jewellery collection, Iridescent Space.
Esha Gupta puts her best foot forward :-)
The Bollywood star closed the show for Arpita Mehta.
Watch out! Dangerous curves ahead!
Ileana D'cruz walked the runway for Anushree Reddy on Day Four of Lakme Fashion Week and we were weak in our knees! :-P
Dino Morea is the man!
The Bollywood actor walked the runway for designer Sahil Aneja. And he blew our mind!
Style icon Gauri Khan launches her first collection for Satya Paul. We bet a certain SRK's impressed!
Are Indian models not getting their due?
Mumbai-based model and design graduate Ritu Rathod gets candid.
Woot! Monica Dogra is here!
When we saw her on the runway with Aditya Roy Kapoor for Tom Tailor, we couldn't stop ourselves from wolf-whistling!
Our hearts just skipped a beat!
That is Malaika Arora Khan and boy did she knock our socks off!
Off ramp fashion: Quirky and bohemian
We caught up with 6 nattily dressed ladies who were not on the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week.
|March 20, 2015|
|Ooh aah, Soha!|
The newlywed Bollywood star closed the show for Babita Malkani.
Sublime to the quirky! Designs from LFW
Photographer Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com aims his camera at two very diverse shows on Day Three.
Indian looms hit the runway
While Kiram Uttam Ghosh was inspired by Khadi, Deepika Govind soaked in the colours and culture of Rajasthan.
How not to wear a jacket
Easies showcased their new line at Lakme Fashion Week on Day Two.
Look what we spotted!
Photographer Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com definitely has an eye for the unusual.
#People-at-LFW: 'I like sexy and I think sexy'
We bring you interesting snapshots of people attending the Lakme Fashion Week here in Mumbai.
Sarah Jane Dias serenades hunks on LFW runway.
Shruti Sancheti gives her 'Nomaadistan' collection an adventurous touch while Soumitra Mondal gives traditional Indianwear a contemporary, royal look...
Photographer Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com and his sharp eyes bring you some of the most stylish people who were not on the runway on Day 3 of Lakme Fashion Week.
'Not every model is dumb'
Germany-born Indian model Sheela Tiruchi talks about the most struggling days of her career and tells us why the profession deserves it due.
How model Raymond Gazi's life took a U-turn
Rouhalllah Quazim aka Raymond Gazi had a tough time surviving in the modeling world. Until, this ad happened to him. Divya Nair/Rediff.com interviews the Kashmiri model on his career highs and lows
If looks could kill!
Riteish Deshmukh closed the show for Raghavendra Rathore on Day Two of Lakme Fashion Week.
Oh how we've missed you, Vidya!
It has been a while since we've seen her on the big screen so you can imagine how thrilled we were to see Vidya Balan in flesh and blood at Lakme Fashion Week.
Traditional mulmul gets a glam slam!
Mulmul was the fabric of choice for these designers who showcased their collection as part of the specially curated show by Harper's Bazaar.
#NavrozeRecipes: Bring in the New Year with a bang!
Saturday marks the Zoroastrian New Year or Navroze. Coomi Selod shares with us these special recipes that are prepared on this special day.
Ugochi Latoya Igwilo is the first Nigerian model at Lakme Fashion Week
"When I came to India, I did not have a plan. I had no friends or mentors. The journey to success hasn't been easy. But looking back, I feel the struggle was worth it. My parents and siblings are very proud of me today," says the 23 year old, Ugochi Latoya Igwilo.
|March 19, 2015|
The '70s India. A Parisian apartment of 1945. More '70s. And yet another retro line!
Dia Mirza is so beautiful our hearts are racing
The Bollywood actress closed the show for Anavila Misra on Day Two of Lakme Fashion Week.
Chak De, Sago!
Chak De! India star, Sagarika Ghatge was the showstopper for Pallavi Singhee.
LFW's most stylish people not on the runway
Uday Kuckian and Divya Nair turn on their fashion radar.
Vaani goes to the beach
Vaani Kapoor closed the show for Sailex on Day Two of Lakme Fashion Week.
It's durable, it's perfect for our weather and, now, it's fashionable.
Pallavi Das: Gradually my parents accepted me
'When your parents don't support you, the struggle becomes a little extra difficult for you. But I would always keep them in the loop informing them wherever I went, whatever work I did,' says model Pallavi Das about the biggest challenge of her career
Miss Endless Legs
'Everyone likes to see your photos and commercials, but they don't want to give you a loan or accommodation. I find that very strange,' says leggy model Radhika Nair
Makeup lessons from Shraddha Kapoor
The Bollywood star took to the runway for Lakme's 'Makeup Show'.
Blue is the warmest colour
Bollywood\'s favourite designer showed that fashion has a heart too!
ModelSpeak: I used to feel that established models are very snooty and will give you a hard time
Says Jantee Hazarika about what she thought of the people in a career she chose but was surprised how friendly and helping models like Carol Gracias, Archana Akhil Kumar and Candice Pinto turned out to be.
Manish Malhotra showcased his latest collection Blue Runway at an offsite venue during the latest edition of Lakme Fashion Week. Here's who turned up to support the maestro.
|March 12, 2015|
|Ways of seeing|
What makes Ashdeen Lilaowala's work with the Parsi gara so important? Read on.
|March 11, 2015|
|How to wear linen|
Raymond India recently unveiled it all-new linen collection, designed by Suket Dhir.
Here's what you can expect at Lakme Fashion Week!
|March 10, 2015|
|A small measure of peace|
There's something quite serene about an endless stretch of barren land discovers Abhishek Mande Bhot/Rediff.com
Jeffrey Archer: 'I don't want to be a Bollywood superstar'
He keeps a Ganesha idol in his room. His next book will have eight chapters set in Mumbai. He loves India; it's his biggest market. Yet there is one thing that bestselling Jeffrey Archer detests -- it actually drives him nuts! -- about this country.
|March 09, 2015|
|Game changing flavours|
Leading chefs from across the country share their journeys to find exotic ingredients and techniques.
Renewal at Puri
It takes a festival for a city to reinvent itself.
Women who spell class
They don't have to speak out real loud or wear revealing outfits to make their presence felt. These women, across generations, know just how to make their presence felt and we doff our hats! (You should to!)
|February 22, 2015|
|She's still got it!|
Naomi Campbell shows just why age is just a number at the Fashion for Relief charity fashion show that kicked off the London Fashion Week.
PICS: Free India's first man-made hill station
The Lavassa township, described as 'free India's first man-made hill station', is nestled in the Mose valley of Western Ghats, popularly known as the Sahyadris in Maharashtra.
|February 19, 2015|
|A tasty way to eat your beets!|
Hate beetroot? Try this delicious Beetroot Dhokla recipe.
Top 10 food cities
The good folks at National Geographic list out the most popular dishes that are as popular as the cities where they were invented.
|February 08, 2015|
|#GetTheLook! Sonam Kapoor and Monica Dogra|
In Vogue India's February 2015 issue, with celebrities' signature beauty looks as reference, Parizad Khan Sethi finds out how your make-up must-haves are a reflection of your personality.
|January 31, 2015|
|On a wine trail in Nashik|
It is clear that wineries with good facilities for visitors will gain significantly both in image as well as in commercial terms, says Bengaluru-based wine consultant Alok Chandra.
|January 23, 2015|
|Recipe: Brown Rice and Sprouts Pulao|
When two seemingly boring ingredients -- brown rice and moong sprouts -- are spiced with veggies, the end result is surprisingly amazing, says food blogger Smruti Shah!
|January 22, 2015|
|What these hot models have been up to!|
A round-up of all the action from the lives of India's top models... as seen through their Instagram feeds :-) So here's what India's top models have been up to:
|January 21, 2015|
|Street food goes glam|
From nitrogen frozen bhel puri and pav bhaji fondue to duck chilli samosas and paapri pizzas, fine-dining restaurants are now adding a bit of zing to the humble street food
|January 19, 2015|
|Oxfordwallahs love papads!|
Recipe: How to make Chicken Sukka
Food blogger Swayampurna Mishra tells you how to make tasty chicken at home.
Making homes more fashionable
"The space you inhabit is an extension of yourself," Nainika Karan had said in an interview. It is with this thought that Gauri and Nainika have extended their fashion line to home decor as well. Pradeep Sachdeva, architect and owner of a design studio, reviews fashion designer Gauri and Nainika's new home decor label
|December 05, 2014|
|5 things lucky people do|
Bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi says that it is indeed possible to 'attract' good luck!
|December 02, 2014|
|A fashion show to fight AIDS|
On December 1, the divas of the fashion industry came together to pledge their support to eradicate the stigma and discrimination towards HIV and AIDS victims.
Sweet treat: Crispy Apple Crumble recipe
A crunchy cinnamon-spiced fruit dessert topped with oats and nuts. Do you have a recipe to share? Email it to us!
|November 30, 2014|
|Top 4 Sky Bars in Mumbai|
Enjoy the beauty of the city from the top of the world. Here is a round-up of the best four Sky Bars that you should head to, whenever the next special occasion comes by.
Top 10: The greatest music festivals in the world
From the UK to Poland, each of these festivals attract the best of crowds. Have you booked your tickets yet?
|November 29, 2014|
|A room with a whew!|
Harnoor Channi Tiwary who recently moved to Mumbai is now exploring the outskirts of the city!
|November 14, 2014|
|#CutiesWithKids: You can share your pics too!|
We had invited you, our dear readers, to share with us your cuties, i.e., cute selfies with kids and we have been overwhelmed with your responses. Here is the first set!
Sorry Mumbai, but Tibet's night life never ends!
Tibet is not this desolate, god-forsaken land that you have imagined it to be, discovers Saisuresh Sivaswamy.
Healthy recipe: How to make Oats ice cream
Rediff reader Sonal Kalra Mascarenhas sent us this interesting recipe.
Love him, hate him, Dan Brown is a rockstar!
Bestselling author Dan Brown spoke at the Penguin Annual Lecture in Mumbai on November 12. Snapshots from the evening
|November 09, 2014|
|From Amritsar with Love|
In the second part of a series, we bring you recipes from chef Vikas Khanna's latest book.
|October 26, 2014|
|Google Nexus 9 looks absolutely stunning!|
Google released the new Nexus 9 amid high expectations, and by the looks of it, the tablet looks like a worthy upgrade to last year's Nexus 7, says Himanshu Juneja.
|September 29, 2014|
|Aditi Rao Hydari just made us weak in our knees|
Here's a round up of everyone who's someone who attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards held in Mumbai over the weekend.
Healthy eating lessons from our ancestors
Modern science, has taken decades and decades to prove what has been clearly documented almost 3500 years ago in our ancient texts like the Ashtanga Hridaya, says V R Ananthoo, a strong advocate of age-old healthy eating practices and one of the coordinators of Safe Food Alliance.
Is Apple iOS 8 a flop show?
On the contrary. The biggest iOS upgrade that Apple has released promises to take on the might of Android provided the company quickly fixes the bugs that users have been facing with iOS 8.
Fasting recipe: How to make Sabudana Khichdi
Do you have an interesting fasting recipe for Navratri? Share your favourite recipes with us!
|September 04, 2014|
|So, will you wear these LFW creations?|
Because sometimes, just sometimes, designers go trigger happy! :-)
Is the Xiaomi Mi 3 worth Rs 14,000?
What does the Mi 3 offer buyers at this price? A closer look at the phone that sold 95,000 units in six online flash sales.
Onam recipes: Sambaar, Avial, Kaalan and more
The traditional Onasadhya is incomplete without these sumptuous preparations made from rice, coconut, milk and assorted veggies.
|August 30, 2014|
|A slice of France, right here in Mumbai|
Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ), a global restaurant chain started in Belgium in 1990 has managed to transform a little part of Mumbai into Europe itself, says Harnoor Channi-Tiwary
|August 29, 2013|
|High fashion is severely low on soul|
18-year-old Paloma Sharma had never been to a fashion week until a few days ago. She writes about what it feels like to stick out like a sore thumb.
|December 27, 2012|
|Chetan Bhagat, India's Charles Dickens|
Characters that populate his novels, preoccupations they have, ambitions they nurse and obstacles they encounter are all endearingly those of today's real-life India, says Ajit Balakrishnan
|October 15, 2012|
|Google doodles for cartoonist Winsor Zenic McCay|
American cartoonist Winsor Zenic McCay had inspired the likes of Walt Disney and several other animators of his time. Google pays a tribute to his genius with this interactive doodle.
|July 16, 2012|
|Chat with author of <I>Kiss and Tell</I>|
Political journalist and author of Kiss and Tell Nistula Hebber will take questions on her book, walking the power corridors and falling in love at the wrong place and at the wrong time.
|June 26, 2012|
|Excerpt: Komal Mehta's Nick of Time|
Nick of Time tells the story of Alehya who returns in a state of bliss to Chandigarh after ten years to attend her childhood friend Shagun's wedding only to realise that her future husband is a man she hates, well almost. We bring you an excerpt from the upcoming book.
|February 24, 2012|
|Cooking with Poo and six REALLY ODD book titles|
The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year was conceived as a way to avoid boredom at the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. Check out what titles are in the running this year.
|November 14, 2011|
|Nature trails and camps with WWF|
The World Wildlife Federation is organising a series of nature walks and nature camps through the first three months of next year. Here is a list of places you can visit with the group.
|July 18, 2011|
|'My most beloved Delhiite, author Arundhati Roy'|
The Delhi Walla -- Portraits is the fourth and final volume in a series of books that brings together the best of writer-photographer Mayank Austen Soofi's blog The Delhi Walla. We bring you an excerpt.
|April 07, 2011|
|'I had married a thief'|
Love on the Rocks by former management professional Ismita Tandon Dhankher is "a romantic thriller that tests the bonds of love and marriage against a backdrop of suspense, intrigue and psychological undercurrents". We bring you an excerpt.
|April 01, 2011|
|Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas|
Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas by media professional Madhuri Banerjee is the fictional story of Kaveri, a 30-year-old interpreter by profession whose aim is to 'figure out the language of love'. We bring you an excerpt.
|March 21, 2011|
|Kate's sheer dress attracted Wills! And you?|
It is believed that Kate Middleton's stint on a college ramp in a sexy see-through number is what sealed her royal destiny. What were you wearing when your partner was first attracted to you?
|November 12, 2010|
|Soon, 9-inch 'Sky Heel' to hit stores!|
Shoppers are all set to go Gaga for new platforms which will be the highest available on the High Street -- at a whopping nine inch heel.
|October 29, 2010|
|Miss World pageant returns to China|
A bevy of 120 beauties from around the globe will don their most alluring evening gowns and sexiest swimwear on Saturday for the Miss World pageant in the Chinese resort town of Sanya.
|September 30, 2010|
|Look: Ash stuns on the red carpet in Paris|
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, along with hubby Abhishek showed up at Roberto Cavalli's 40th anniversary celebration in Paris yesterday.
A gadget bike for James Bond
The bike, to be displayed at next week's Cycle Show at Earls Court in London, also boasts a caterpillar track for smooth riding over potholed roads.
|September 20, 2010|
|Models catwalk nude: Does fashion know no rules?|
Charlie Le Mindu, the favourite wigmaker of popstar Lady Gaga, broke the last taboo in the fashion world by sending stark naked models down the catwalk at the ongoing London Fashion Week.
|September 15, 2010|
|New 3D Wonderbra ad 'distraction to drivers'|
A 3D advertisement by bra company Wonderbra, which features a well-enhanced woman's cleavage, is being considered a road safety hazard, as it can be distracting for drivers.
|September 01, 2010|
|Poll: Curvy like Christina or slim like Kate?|
Young women want to look like curvaceous Christina Hendricks and not supermodel Kate Moss, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. Would you rather be curvy or waif-thin?
|August 12, 2010|
|Jennifer Aniston's monthly beauty budget: $30!|
If you've been splurging like crazy on expensive cosmetic products, listen to how one of the most beautiful women in the world maintains her looks on a shoestring budget.
|July 30, 2010|
|Share your monsoon recipes!|
Write in to us with instructions on how to prepare your favourite rainy-day foods and we'll publish your recipes right here on rediff.com.
|July 22, 2010|
|Anil Kapoor to walk the ramp for Aisha|
He may have turned the big 50, but actor Anil Kapoor shows no signs of slowing down as he will walk the ramp for designer Anamika Khanna at the ongoing Delhi Couture Week to promote his upcoming home production Aisha.
|July 21, 2010|
|Another fun dimension to Rediff.com's MyPage|
Rediff.com has added a new section called 'Featured Games' on their MyPage last week. The games are rendered on Rediff PlayGully, the latest addition to Rediff.com's array of services.
|July 19, 2010|
|Visiting the 'hidden paradise' just got better|
Holidaying in Ladakh -- known for its breathtaking natural beauty but seen as remote and inaccessible by many domestic tourists -- has become slightly easier from this season on.
|July 12, 2010|
|The FIFA star who's sexier than Octopus Paul|
The World Cup has drawn to a close, but Larissa Riquelme's career is only just taking off. She has become Paraguay's highest-paid model as of this year and her name is among the most-searched on the Internet. She's gone from a nobody to a global pin-up overnight and here's why.
Excerpt: The true artist is NOT above money
We bring you an excerpt from former TV writer Venita Coelho's book 'Soap', which discusses a career in Indian television and also serves as a handbook for beginners who want to make a career behind the camera.
Share your one-of-a-kind monsoon photos!
We want you to send in your interesting monsoon snapshots so we can share them with other readers. They can be funny, they can be touching or just plain weird -- odd scenes that are captured on a lens for posterity.
|June 28, 2010|
|Excerpt: On swallowing a live fish|
Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast is a fascinating collection of nine essays on the life along India's coastline by Delhi-based journalist Samanth Subramanian. We bring you an excerpt.
|June 08, 2010|
|Varanasi girl crowned Miss Tibet 2010|
Twenty three-year-old Varanasi girl Tenzin Norzon was crowned Miss Tibet 2010 at the event organised at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) on June 6.
|June 03, 2010|
|Indian hotels amongst Asia's dirtiest!|
Travel website Tripadvisor.com, released its annual list of the best and worst hotels in the world based on its user ratings. Two Indian hotels made it to the worst in Asia list.
|May 20, 2010|
|I'd love to study child psychology: Barbara Mori|
On the eve of her Bollywood debut release Kites, co-starring Hrithik Roshan, we got Mexican actress Barbara Mori to share a few quick, little-known facts about herself. Take a look!
|April 27, 2010|
|Recipes for Mango Bhaat, Mango Margarita and more!|
We invited Get Ahead readers to share their mango recipes with us -- great ways to enjoy the king of fruits in the sweltering heat. As part of an ongoing series, we present three such responses.
|April 06, 2010|
|Visiting Dubai? Educate yourself first|
If you're planning a visit to the City of Gold, bear in mind that seemingly inconsequential actions can result in serious consequences. It's best to educate yourself about the laws of the land first.
|April 02, 2010|
|Seven reasons to buy the iPad|
If you are still in two minds about buying the Apple's much-awaited product, we help you decide if you and the iPad are meant for each other at all.
|March 29, 2010|
|More youth must join politics: Sachin Pilot|
The minister felt that not everybody has to become a politician, but one needs to be involved in the system and hold the leadership accountable and make sure that there is more transparency in the system.
|March 11, 2010|
|'I've wanted to write a novel since I was 8'|
IT engineer Amrit N Shetty's novel Love over Coffee has been published by Penguin Books India. Here he speaks about why he cannot leave his job even though writing continues to remain his passion.
|February 22, 2010|
|Restaurant review: Healthy, square meals for Rs 40!|
We invited GA readers to contribute restaurant reviews and share their opinions on their neighbourhood eateries with us. Here, Jagadishdatta Latay from Kolkata tells us about the Madras Restaurant.
Share your Holi recipes with us!
Thandai, aloo chaat, puran pohli -- the sky's the limit. Just tell us what you love to cook (and eat!) every Holi and share it with everyone else.
Excerpt: 'Mother could not think beyond marriage'
Dreams in Prussian Blue by Paritosh Uttam is the fictional story of Naina, an art student who walks out on her parents to live in with Michael, her senior in college and a man she is smitten by. We bring you an excerpt.
|February 16, 2010|
|This author, wife and mom was once a soldier|
Abhishek Mande interviews Bhavna Chauhan, ex army officer and first-time author, about her new book, Where Girls Dare, part of the Metro Reads series from Penguin Books.
|February 15, 2010|
|Excerpt:'There are no shortcuts in life'|
Where Girls Dare is a fictional account by former army officer Bhavna Chauhan that follows the antics of 52 lady cadets or LCs, who train alongside 400 gentleman cadets (GCs), some of whom believe that girls in the armed forces is a bad idea. We bring you an excerpt.
Contest: Win one of the Metro Reads!
Here's your chance to win a free book from Penguin's new Metro Reads series!
Eating out: The urban Udupi still rocks
Abhishek Mande reviews one of the oldest South Indian restaurants in the city that tosses up food at the speed of light.
|February 10, 2010|
|Poll: The most romantic VDay date ideas!|
This Valentine's, would you prefer to visit an art gallery, followed by an intimate lunch or cook up a meal together and read poems you've written to each other over dessert? Take our poll and let us know which you think is the most romantic date idea!
|February 09, 2010|
|Vote: The best romantic VDay gifts!|
Is it stuffed toys, chocolates, lingerie, flowers? Take our poll and tell us what you think is the most romantic gift for Valentine's Day!
|February 08, 2010|
|Poll: Is Valentine's Day becoming too commercial?|
We're moving from flowers to figurines, chocolates to jewellery, a dinner to exotic travel. Do you think Valentine's Day is becoming too commercial? Take our poll and let us know.
|December 24, 2009|
|'My Christmas letter to Santa'|
Shifra Menezes shares her Christmas wishlist with us -- and you can too!
Wine and food pairings for the festive season
It's Christmastime, New Year's is around the corner and wine is certainly the spirit of the season. So if you're planning to eat, drink and make merry these next few days, here are a few great wine-and-food pairing suggestions for you from MP Sharma, chief vintner and wine consultant with Nashik-based Vinsura Wines.
|December 18, 2009|
|Airline experience: 'I found love on board!'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Hari shares his experience of finding love on board a flight.
|December 16, 2009|
|Airline bloopers: 'He misbehaved with the air hostesses'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Suresh Menon shares an experience.
Cruising through fashion with Sidney Sladen
One of Chennai's hottest young designers, Sidney Sladen, who will be showcasing his latest offerings at the Chennai International Fashion Week today, discusses his career, the price of designerwear and the colours of the season with Pavithra Srinivasan.
|December 11, 2009|
|Airline experience: 'A tragedy on board'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Subhamoy Ghosh shares a tragic experience.
|December 09, 2009|
|Airline bloopers: 'They were loud, uncouth nuisances!'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Sudipta Kiran Sarkar shares an amusing experience.
Suggest Xmas and New Year weekend getaways!
With Christmas and New Year's coming up, everyone is making plans to get away from it all (or take it all with them) to weekend hotspots and we want suggestions from you. Help other readers discover new, exciting places closest to their cities by filling up this quick travel form.
|December 03, 2009|
|Share your holiday season recipes with us!|
It's that time of year again -- Christmas and New Year's are around the corner and everybody's gearing up for the holiday festivities. We're all set to enjoy ourselves and tuck into some really fancy fare, so we'r inviting readers to share their special recipes with us!
|December 02, 2009|
|Airline experience: 'He was a pervert!'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Suchi Bose shares her story of being pestered by a pervert on board a flight.
'Erotic literature definitely has its own charm'
A remarkable number of young people are getting hooked onto erotic literature. Why do these aficionados prefer the written word to let their imagination run riot to the usual audio-visual erotica? Arnab Nandy reports.
|November 27, 2009|
|Now, an intro to the 'don't diet' diet!|
The Don't Diet Diet Cookbook by Suman Agarwal and Tinu Shanghvi is one fine collection of recipes and tips on how to eat right and lose weight.
|November 09, 2009|
|Try these tasty chicken recipes|
We publish readers' responses to our recipes invite. Here's how to prepare Chicken Risotto, Chicken Flamboyant and Roast Chicken.
|October 27, 2009|
|Veg pizza, Mutton Kassa and other tasty recipes|
We publish readers' responses to our recipes invite. Here's how to prepare Steamed Upma Dumplings, Vegetarian Pizza, Mutton Kassa, Pepper Spinach Chicken and Meethi Tomato Chutney.
|October 26, 2009|
|Pudina Chicken and other tasty recipes|
We publish readers' responses to our recipes invite. Here's how to prepare Deviled Eggs with Tuna, Pudina Chicken and Carrot-Beans Thoran.
|October 20, 2009|
|Exposing India's murky underbelly: <I>Eunuch Park</I>|
Sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. There's all of that and more on the mind of 33-year-old author Palash Mehrotra, whose first collection of short stories, Eunuch Park: Fifteen Stories of Love and Destruction, was released in India earlier this year. Presenting an excerpt.
|August 21, 2009|
|Restaurant review: A slice of Italy at Cafe Mangii|
We invited GA readers to contribute restaurant reviews and share their opinions on their neighbourhood eateries with us. Here, Sabiha Ghiasi from Mumbai tells us all about Cafe Mangii in Bandra.
|July 07, 2009|
|'Aspiring writers shouldn't stick to reading Paulo Coelho'|
Mumbai-based literary critic and blogger Chandrahas Choudhury's first book <I>Arzee the Dwarf</I> has finally hit the bookshelves. In a chat with Insiyah Vahanvaty, Choudhury talks about his background, the idea behind his book, and what it takes to become a published novelist.
|June 24, 2009|
|Get your travel etiquette right|
Knowing the local rules and customs of a travel destination will not only help you stay out of trouble when travelling, and avoid potential embarrassment or offence, but it can also open doors to unique and rewarding travel experiences.
|June 17, 2009|
|World's most notorious hotel rooms|
If these walls could talk, they'd be slapped with a gag order. T+L reviews a century's worth of legendary hotel misbehaviour.
|June 16, 2009|
|The latest trend: Paper jewellery|
Soaring gold prices, coupled with a craze for being trendy has prompted young women to go in for environment-friendly, cheap paper jewellery.
|June 15, 2009|
|Nirvana at Yogi Tree|
A vegetarian cafe in Pune's Koregaon Park, this a no frills place, but one with enough character of its own to make you want to come back for more.
|June 08, 2009|
|A few great tips on healthy cooking|
In our enthusiasm to discover zero-cal fruit juices and fat-free desserts, we often overlook a few common sense tips that can bring down the calorific value of everyday food significantly. So the next time you gear up to forego dinner in favour of a watery soup and itt-bitty salad, try going the wholesome route instead -- incorporate these healthy cooking tips into your everyday recipes.
|June 02, 2009|
|Model Miranda Kerr bares all for Koala conservation|
Miranda Kerr has posed for her first nude photo shoot, appearing on the cover of the latest edition of Australian <I>Rolling Stone</I>. The 26-year-old stunner, who in the US is best known as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model and Orlando Bloom's squeeze, says she decided to go 'au naturel' to raise awareness of the environment, specifically koalas, reports <I>News.com.au</I>.
|May 22, 2009|
|Bling out with diamond-studded shoes!|
Global footwear and apparel player Adidas has announced that it will be bringing out a diamond-studded edition of shoes on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its lifestyle brand 'Adidas Originals'.
|May 18, 2009|
|10 terrific tea trips|
Pinkies up! Where to sip the world's best. Forbes Traveler surveys the top locations for the world's tea gardens and finds plenty to drink, from Sri Lanka to Bolivia.
|May 14, 2009|
|10 great coffee trips|
Not a Starbucks in sight! Forbes Traveler takes the high road to the coffee-growing climes from Jamaica to Sumatra.
|May 12, 2009|
|America's best airport bars|
Recently, there's been a groundswell of upscale airport bars offering wines with charcuterie, microbrews and even exquisite bourbon.
|May 11, 2009|
|Off the beaten path in Southeast Asia|
Throughout Southeast Asia, it is easy to find viable alternatives to the wonderful but overcrowded destinations to which throngs of travelers typically flock.
|May 08, 2009|
|Mother's Day: Treat your mom to a good time!|
With our lives as fast-moving as they are, it's hard to take out time to spend with your mother, especially if you live in different cities. But here are a few ideas for a treat she won't forget in a hurry!
|April 02, 2009|
|Now, shoes with built-in sat-nav to guide you!|
Forget about fumbling through the map as you pound the streets while searching for your destination, for your shoes can now have a built-in satellite-navigation system that will guide you through the confusing passages and help you find your way about town.
Men can literally laugh women into bed!
Unlucky in love? Well, try to perk up your sense of humour, for a new study has found that ladies adore men who make them laugh.
|February 23, 2009|
|Winners of our V-Day SMS contest!|
We received a flood of entries for our Valentine's Day SMS contest recently and after much debating, we managed to narrow it down to the top four original entries -- here they are!
|February 10, 2009|
|From a BPO to the ramp: Neeraj Waghela|
Meet another hot hunk shortlisted to walk the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week next month.
Valentine's Day SMS contest
Valentine's Day SMS contest on rediff.com. SMS VL followed by space followed by your romantic message to 57333. We'll be picking five lucky winners with a penchant for poetic messages, which will be published right here on rediff.com.
|February 09, 2009|
|Scarlett Johansson's rules for love|
Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she believes in certain 'unwritten rules' when it comes to dating and love in technology driven times.
Meet modelling hopeful Arry Dabas
20 new models have been shortlisted to walk the ramp for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week. Here's a series of introductions to the latest lookers.
|February 06, 2009|
|Meet South Indian beauty Bindya Talluri|
20 new models have been shortlisted to walk the ramp for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week. Here's a series of introductions to the latest lookers.
|January 19, 2009|
|Michelle Obama: The new First Lady of Fashion?|
Fashionistas the world over are closely monitoring Michelle Obama, the US First Lady in Waiting, to see whether she manages to outdo her sharp dressing on the campaign trail with husband Barrack Obama.
Cool animal encounters
While cold weather safaris don't come in a one-size-fits-all package, they do share one trait in common: a goal to bring those Animal Planet moments to life while preserving the habitats of threatened species for future animal lovers to enjoy.
|January 15, 2009|
|10 terrific stress-busting views|
Whether it's the One & Only Reethi Rah with its stunning views of the Indian Ocean or the awe-inspiring peaks seen from Wildflower Hall, these hotels attract those looking for untouched beauty and a natural surrounding that can only be found in that particular destination.
Young, budding artist? Enter our contest!
What should Michelle Obama wear at the inauguration ceremony next week? Draw your outfits and mail it to us.
|January 12, 2009|
|First look: Femina Miss India wild card winners!|
This is the first audition of its kind in 45 years. The Femina Miss India beauty pageant held a wildcard entry special at Inorbit Mall in Mumbai on January 10 and 11. See who won!
|January 08, 2009|
|The do's & don'ts of dating|
As part of a relationship series, we bring you an excerpt from <EM>How to Simplify Your Love</EM> by Marion and Werner Tiki Küstenmacher.
|January 07, 2009|
|'Sex and love go hand-in-hand'|
As part of a relationship series to ensure you're lucky in love this year, we bring you an excerpt from <EM>How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk</EM> by John Van Epp, PhD.
|January 05, 2009|
|Passion: The solution to a boring sex life|
As part of a relationship series to ensure you're lucky in love this year, we bring you an excerpt from <EM>Put Passion First</EM> by Carol Cassell, PhD.
|December 29, 2008|
|10 wacky ways of welcoming the New Year|
From swinging fireballs to gobbling grapes -- no matter how odd they may seem, these customs share an optimism that's hard not to appreciate.
|November 25, 2008|
|Great humanitarian trips |
From helping hurricane victims to teaching orphaned street kids, outreach projects that need your help.
|November 17, 2008|
|Look: International celeb wears Manish Arora!|
American popstar Katy Perry wore a Manish Malhotra creation while performing MTV Europe Music Awards recently. Take a look.
Hooked to their computers, young Indian gamers are getting good enough to compete in the World Cyber Games.
|November 13, 2008|
|India's 10 best hotels|
Here are 10 of India's best hotels, as gathered from the Forbes Traveler 400 list of the world's greatest luxury hotels.
|November 07, 2008|
|Best shops in Delhi|
Serious shoppers are flocking to India's capital city in search of everything from classic saris to cutting-edge accessories and formal wear.
|October 31, 2008|
|Sexiest Southeast Asian Beaches|
Dreaming of a steamy, languid tropical escape? Head to Southeast Asia, which has a dazzling array of sandy options in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and even East Timor.
|October 28, 2008|
|Share your favourite Diwali memory|
As the festive season rolls around once more and the lanterns and fairy lights are pulled out of storage to be gaily strung along window sills and balconies, we invite you, dear reader, to share your favourite Diwali memories!
|October 10, 2008|
|Securing your wireless network|
Vineet Kumar & Yash Kadakia of National Anti-Hacking Group & Security Brigade tell you how you can protect your Wi-Fi enabled internet connection from being hacked and misused.
|October 07, 2008|
|Fly smart: Tips to avoid the airline mess|
Travel pro Peter Greenberg makes sense of the airline mess and finds ways to make the most of a tangled travel situation.
'I do as my conscience bids'
The sixth and last excerpt from Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, the story of 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship.
|October 01, 2008|
|'You have to hope, persevere'|
The third excerpt from Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, the story of 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship.
|September 30, 2008|
|This IIM grad opted to be his own boss|
The second excerpt from Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, the story of 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship.
|September 29, 2008|
|'With entrepreneurship you can't afford a big ego'|
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish is the story of 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship. The book seeks to inspire young B-school graduates to look beyond placements and salaries. To believe in their dreams.
|September 09, 2008|
|Send us your motorcycle diaries|
Let us know which are the best stretches for motorcycle enthusiasts. Write in to us with your road trip photographs/blogs and memoirs.
Top 10 Motorcycle Trips Worldwide
Forget the tour bus. Rattle, hum and zip across the scenic wilds of Mongolia, Rajasthan, Tuscany and elsewhere in a motorcycle…this unusual round-up of high-end motorcycle tours will show you the way. Ten destinations are highlighted.
|September 05, 2008|
|Weird & wacky beauty treatments|
Space-age light capsules, sake baths, and flesh-nibbling fish: today's health and beauty services are wackier than ever.
|September 02, 2008|
|A Ganesha handbag that costs Rs 2,60,000!|
High-end label <EM>Judith Leiber</EM> is offering fashionistas a truly unique product for Ganeshotsav this year -- a crystal-studded Ganesha handbag that costs Rs 2,60,000!
|August 29, 2008|
|How to beat jet lag |
Interrupted sleep, irritability, and disorientation are only a few of jet lag's symptoms, and even the most seasoned travelers experience them to some degree when venturing across time zones. From melatonin supplements to exercise, we'll clue you in on what it takes to nip jetlag in the bud and more fully enjoy your trip.
|August 26, 2008|
|10 astonishing landscapes|
We seek out the planet's singular landscapes, including Namibia's Skeleton Coast (littered with whalebones and shipwrecks), the salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey and more.
|August 20, 2008|
|India's 10 best wildlife safaris|
Whether you prefer luxury tent camps or Himalayan home stays, India's wildlife reigns supreme with elephants, tigers, and birds in flight.
|August 18, 2008|
|Travel scams that you should avoid|
Being caught up in a travel scam is enough to ruin a trip. We identify nine travel scams that you should avoid, from hidden resort fees to counterfeit merchandise to identity theft.
'I felt guilty leching at a hot guy'
As part of an ongoing series, we publish the fifth excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's first book, <EM>You Are Here</EM>, launched August 15 by Penguin India.
|August 14, 2008|
|'I feel naked without my bag & earrings'|
As part of an ongoing series, we publish the fourth excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's first book, <EM>You Are Here</EM>, to be launched August 15 by Penguin India.
|August 13, 2008|
|Get yourself a 007 mobile!|
To give fans a little more to cheer about before the eagerly awaited James Bond flick Quantum of Solace, Sony Ericsson has released the limited edition Titanium Silver C902 Cyber-shot phone.
'Men believe women always wear sexy underwear'
As part of an ongoing series, we publish the third excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's first book, <EM>You Are Here</EM>, to be launched August 15 by Penguin India.
|August 11, 2008|
Play in the same places where Olympic athletes made history.
'My life is like a bra that's been put on wrong'
Journalist-cum-desi blogger Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's first book, You Are Here documents the typically chaotic love-life and soul-searching of a 25-year-old Delhi girl, Arushi. We p[resent an excert from the book.
|August 08, 2008|
|World's most amazing bridges|
From a bridge that connects two continents to one that inspires eternal love, 10 structures that guarantee a memorable journey.
|August 07, 2008|
|From fake Ian Fleming, with incompetence|
A trite plot, a caricature of a villain, an insufficiently appetising heroine and a James Bond who -- oh horrors! -- obviously suffers from erectile dysfunction. Anvar Alikhan reviews the latest James Bond novel to hit bookshelves -- <EM>Devil May Care</EM> by Sebastian Faulks.
|August 05, 2008|
|Off the ramp: Top supermodel getaways |
Getaway hotspots for the world's hottest supermodels, including Claudia Schiffer (who favors Badrutt's Palace in St. Moritz), Gisele Bundchen (Rio),and of course, Naomi Campbell (Jose Ignacio, Uruguay).
|August 01, 2008|
|Tips & tricks for the ultimate orgasm revealed!|
Is your sex life more of a snooze than sizzle? Well, don't fret it, for a group of experts have come up with an ultimate 'orgasm guide', that is wholesomely dedicated to pleasure of the naughty variety.
|July 23, 2008|
|Fascinating ex-danger destinations|
Fascinating places with bad reputations: These places may have a bad rap -- but we think you'll have a great (and safe) vacation!
|July 22, 2008|
|The top food myths busted|
Think 'light' coloured olive oil is lighter in calorie content or eating carbs can give you love handles? Well, in that case you need a reality check, because all these notions are mere myths, say two Sydney-based dieticians. Read on to learn more.
|July 21, 2008|
|Now, a sex machine to boost your sex life|
The new products and prototypes unveiled at this week's Adult Novelty Expo in Washington straddle the line between toy and machine. Read on to learn more.
|July 17, 2008|
|Your breasts can create enough energy to power an iPod|
San Francisco-based freelance writer Adrienne So approached scientists on a whim to determine whether specially-created bras could harness and channel the energy of breast movement. Here's what she found.
|June 23, 2008|
|How Neha Dhupia keeps fit|
'Stop making excuses. People need to stop making lame excuses about time and work etc. No matter what age you are or what profession you're in, working out is a must. Looking and keeping fit is important,' says Bollywood hottie Neha Dhupia.
|June 18, 2008|
|A magnet for meditators|
Meditation quietens your mind, brings calm, awareness and love. And changes your life. India brims with unique destinations that offer rare chances to commune with your soul. Yoga acharya Shameem Akthar presents some of India's best spiritual locations in a special Get Ahead series.
'Whatever you write about, be honest'
Indian author and compiler of <EM>Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul</EM> Raksha Bharadia discusses the book and gives tips to aspiring writers.
|June 16, 2008|
|Now race with Hamilton from your sofa!|
F1 racing fans could soon compete against racing aces like Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, and that too sitting in the comfort of their living room, thanks to a new game developed by a company from the Netherlands. Read on to learn more.
|June 13, 2008|
|Hottest celebrity getaways|
Elite retreats: As the world learns about 2008's most influential, most popular and richest celebrities – we found out where they go to play! Enjoy…
|May 29, 2008|
|How to afford business class|
As prices go up and airlines go under, can you still afford to travel well? Here are three tips and six 'secret' routes by Peter Greenberg.
|May 23, 2008|
|Destination detox! India's top spas|
Ancient healing in modern luxury. Seek out the medical and spiritual benefits of traditional Ayurvedic treatment at spas popping up all over India.
|May 15, 2008|
|10 spectacular coastal drives|
Not only do these roads take you to the world's most beautiful places, exuding a sense that all is right with the world, but the driving tends to be easy and low-stress.
|May 13, 2008|
|Readerspeak: 'I'll never travel AI again!' |
Has a travel experience ever left you less than satisfied, thanks to poor service or appalling organisational skills? Here, Get Ahead reader Ravi Shah shares an unbelievable story of travel aboard national carrier Air India!
|April 16, 2008|
|Top spots to de-stress|
10 top meditation retreats: Oases around the world for making an inner journey
|April 11, 2008|
|Dining out: New York's hidden gems|
The culinary dividends of venturing south of Times Square and even to outer boroughs can be high indeed, if you know where to look.
|March 28, 2008|
|Sony unveils PlayStation best-sellers|
Sony unveiled the latest iterations of the critically acclaimed and best-selling God of War and Gran Turismo franchises, both making their platform debuts on the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 respectively. While God of War: Chains of Olympus is a hack-and-slash action game based on Greek mythology, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue puts the gamer behind the wheel of some of the most beautiful and exotic rides in the world.
|March 19, 2008|
|Your vacation is just a click away|
As internet connectivity improves and people become web-savvy they are increasingly favouring a totally new option to cater to their travel needs, namely online travel portals.
|March 10, 2008|
|Jean-Paul Gaultier's top picks in India|
Though the holy city of Varanasi, with its temples and masses of Hindu pilgrims, is Jean Paun Gaultier's most cherished place, he finds something to love everywhere he goes in India.
|February 20, 2008|
|Camp by the beach in Goa|
Here is a list of 27 affordable beach resorts; perfect sandy escapes that won't break the bank.
|February 12, 2008|
|A flashy new pink mp3 player|
Apple recently added a new pink nano to its line of iPod mp3 players. We highlight a few of its features.
|January 31, 2008|
|Ready for the 'New' New Delhi?|
New Delhi's facelift is aimed at making the city safer and easier to traverse, less polluted and all-around more tourist friendly.
|January 24, 2008|
|3 days in Kochi makes him an India fan|
Exploring the lush backwaters, dabbling in local cooking and sirodhara are just a few of Kerala's charms
3 days in Kochi makes him an India fan
Forget everything you think you know about India. This is Kochi, the southern coast's sybaritic retreat. Tad Friend explores lush backwaters, dabbles in local cooking, and expands his mind through the ayurvedic treatment sirodhara.
|January 21, 2008|
|Chugging up the hills|
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is still the best way to experience the exhilarating rawness of steam locomotion.
|January 15, 2008|
|Splurge! India's top luxury hotels|
The maharajas may no longer occupy these gracious palaces, but guests who stay in them enjoy enough comforts and amenities to feel like royalty.
|January 09, 2008|
|Reboot with yoga & Ayurveda|
It's time to DETOX. Cleanse your bodies, clear your minds and reboot your entire system for the year ahead. Here are 10 spots that make getting your system back on track a luxurious experience.
|January 02, 2008|
|No Indians, please!|
Why, when foreigners are around, do we have to suddenly look down upon our own countrymen? Frankly, the whole thing gets me a little upset. And frustrated. I would never think of giving priority to any foreigner over an Indian if I was running as establishment. Except, of course, Angeline Jolie.