Peace for today and tomorrow

Just before Jesus’ departure from this world, He did many of the things dying persons do. He gave His friends last instructions. He prayed for them a last touching prayer. He instituted an impressive ordinance “in remembrance of Me, “He placed his soul in the hands of His Father. He entrusted His mother to the […]

Manish presents India-inspired collections

(Left) Manish Malhotra at India Resort Fashion Week 2011. (Right) Model in Manish Malhotra at India Resort Fashion Week 2011.   Indian tradition and aesthetics have become such an important part of Manish Malhotra’s designs that he even took inspiration from them for his resort wear collection. "I believe in promoting our own cuts and […]

7 Winter Skin Myths

1. MYTH: The thicker the cream, the better it hydrates.TRUTH: "Concentrated doesn’t necessarily equal optimum hydration," says Annet King, director of training and development for the International Dermal Institute. "An overdose of lipids can actually trap dead cells and leave skin looking duller." King suggests layering serums under creams in order to boost moisture. Facialist […]

Long live Christmas….and good food!

Only an avid food lover can whip up such a delicious Christmas tale. Author of bestsellers such as ‘A Winter’s Tale’, ‘Chocolate Wishes’ and ‘Wedding Tiers’, Trisha Ashley brings newness to the romantic comedy by deftly blending her interests in food, gardens and old houses with her passion for writing. Twelve Days of Christmas, published […]

14 Budget-Friendly Christmas Decorating Ideas

1. Branch OutGo branch hunting outside. Spray-paint the branches in a silver or gold, pop them in a vase and voilà … elegant holiday decor. Take it a step further and dangle some ornaments on them or tie a few bows. 2. Show Your CardsGlue leftover cards or those from previous years on matboard using […]

Michael Bublé Christmas Review

Men at Work, Ex-East 17 singer Brian Harvey and A Flock of Seagulls: three of a tiny handful of acts technically active in 2011 not releasing a Christmas album this year. For the indie kids there’s Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, or Smith & Burrows’ Funny Looking Angels record; for the tweenies, Justin Bieber; […]

In Love With All Things Wood

(From Top to Bottom) 1. Perfect for the plastic conscious! Christmas trees made from Bamboo in various sizes, on sale at Kisama.2. Earrings made entirely of wood for the style sirens of Nagaland.3. Even the catapults at Hornbill Festival were far from the ordinary, wearing a very, very bohemian look.4. G.I Joe and his friends […]

Michelin chef’s Spanish delights with local Indian produce

Michelin Star Chef Daniel Lopez at the West View in ITC Maurya in New Delhi. (Photo: Suvendu Banerjee) Michelin Star Chef Daniel Lopez is in India with a mission: To savour the best of kebabs and biryanis, feature authentic Spanish cuisine and conduct master classes to share some of his signature recipes."Every meal for me […]

10 Healthy Eating Tips For 2012

Putting these healthy food tips into practice will start you off on fulfilling your goal of a healthier lifestyle in 2012 and beyond.1. Eat a healthy breakfastThe phrase “breakast like a king, lunch like a queen and have dinner like a beggar” may be the best health tip ever. Yet in the rough and tumble […]

Doctor by day, musician and writer by night

The scalpel gives way to a harmonium and the surgeon in 80-year-old Samir K. Gupta steps aside for the artist as he gives musical life to some poems of "Gitanjali" by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Gupta, who runs a city orthopaedic clinic, is a devoted doctor during the day and spends long hours of his […]