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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Prerna Mittra


‘Youth icons are born through beauty pageants’: Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu
Mon, Jan 17, 2022

"Beauty pageants empower women and make us confident about the fact that we can bring about a change in the society," the Chandigarh-based actor and model said

‘Alia is always around if I am having a bad day and need to vent’: Shaheen Bhatt
Mon, Jan 10, 2022

The writer, who has been quite vocal about her mental health issues, said writing her book 'I've Never Been (Un)Happier' was a cathartic experience and it saved her life.

From ‘Atrangi Re’ to ‘Split’ and ‘Dear Zindagi’: How films get mental health wrong
Mon, Jan 03, 2022

Experts explain what filmmakers ought to do in order to treat mental health issues in films fairly and sensitively, so as to avoid regressing and risking disseminating the wrong message

How social media live streaming, videos helped brands stay afloat in the pandemic
Thu, Dec 23, 2021

From sarees, kurtis and other pieces of clothing, to accessories, home-decor pieces and even books -- the videos get good traction, allowing people to select a product, as opposed to actually going to the store and buying them

‘Modern music is like junk food, it is everywhere’: Lyricist Sameer Anjaan
Mon, Dec 13, 2021

"It was a big struggle for me to make a place in the industry on my own. I fought my battles single-handedly," the songwriter shared

Breast cancer survivor Shormistha Mukherjee on embracing the disease instead of fighting it
Wed, Dec 01, 2021

In her debut book 'Cancer, You Picked The Wrong Girl', the author talks about her diagnosis, the shock and denial that followed and also and how cancer came to teach her 'some lessons'

Is ‘climatarian’ diet the eco-friendly answer to food wastage? Here’s what experts say
Mon, Nov 22, 2021

Climatarian diet factors in ways in which the environment can be protected by making sure there is reduced carbon footprint. In other words, people who follow the diet consciously choose lower-carbon options as much as possible

Coming out at 50 to raising kids who are allies: This author, LGBT+ advocate wants to spread love
Mon, Nov 22, 2021

Raga and her partner Nicola brought up the kids, who are now 24 years old. "My kids never felt they were being parented by two women [and so it was odd]. They embraced it and they love us for who we are."

‘I don’t really believe in following any skincare fads’: Tara Sutaria
Wed, Nov 17, 2021

"Before a shoot, I often put my face in icy cold water or dab ice on my face as it closes my pores and makes my skin look plump," the actor said

From Khan Market to Connaught Place: Meet the artist who brings Delhi’s iconic places to life
Thu, Nov 11, 2021

"Delhi is an artist's dreamscape, it has more layers than an onion -- a city of migrants, a centre of power and a stage for inequalities," said artist Aditya Raj

‘Generally, I am quite fit — not as fit as Tiger Shroff, though’: Sumeet Vyas
Fri, Nov 05, 2021

"During the lockdown, I was doing intermittent fasting, because I thought I won't get to go to the gym," the actor said

Despite new civil aviation ministry guidelines feasibility still a distant dream, say wheelchair users
Wed, Oct 27, 2021

"More than coming up with these guidelines and circulars, it is the execution and sensitisation of the [CISF] staff that is important"

Jacqueline Fernandez spills skincare, hair care secrets: ‘I’ve embraced DIYs a lot more in the lockdown’
Mon, Oct 25, 2021

"My beauty and skincare regime is extremely minimalistic and I believe in the principle of less is more," the actor says

‘Pregnancy was my happiest moment; wasn’t going to let trolls turn it into a toxic slugfest’: Dia Mirza
Mon, Oct 18, 2021

"I have always lived by my own convictions; will continue to do so with a lot of pride and joy," the actor shared.

Durga Puja 2021: In pandemic, some childhood nostalgia and a strange disenchantment
Wed, Oct 13, 2021

Bengalis are so protective of their culture, it is unfathomable that Durga Puja can ever be scaled-down. So confident we are of celebrating the festival year after year that we even have the adage, 'Aashche bochhor aabar hobey' (come next year, we will celebrate again)

‘We saw the sun rise from under our feet’: Everest Twins Tashi and Nungshi Malik
Thu, Oct 07, 2021

The Malik sisters are among the 400+ women from across the world who have taken on the 'Women Peak Challenge' in Switzerland, where they are representing India

‘Riteish and I are super filmy at heart; it’s always fun being in front of the camera’: Genelia Deshmukh
Fri, Sep 24, 2021

"I continue with my workout routine every morning, and stay active through yoga, running, cycling..." the actor said of her pandemic fitness schedule

World Cleanup Day: Pragya Kapoor talks about sustainability, parenting and clean eating
Wed, Sep 15, 2021

"One should try to nurture a genuine love for nature in their kids."

‘I don’t see any logic to it, but don’t want to negate it’: Supriya Pathak on believing in superstitions
Mon, Sep 13, 2021

The actor, who has made her debut in an audio show, told that she is waiting for the pandemic to end so she can pack her bags and travel the world again

‘We talk a lot about feelings’: Sameera Reddy on conscious parenting and dealing with fussy eaters
Fri, Sep 10, 2021

"I have made my children aware of food. I have made them plant seeds and grow plants. It's about making it exciting for them."

This smart culinary assistant makes your cooking experience easier in the pandemic
Wed, Sep 08, 2021

Indian kitchens can now have an AI-integrated voice-first platform that functions as a "conversational culinary assistant"

Bonding over bikes, cuisines and cocktails: How travelling fosters friendship between strangers
Wed, Sep 01, 2021

While most people believe travelling to be something that is planned comfortably with family and friends, there is an entire gamut of travellers, who get their kick out of travelling solo, or in the company of total strangers

This 20-year-old Afghan girl has a strong message for the Taliban: ‘You will never win’
Sat, Aug 28, 2021

"It is such a bad feeling to see that you are landless, your country is without a government, [being run by] a handful of people who are akin to animals"

Four designers on how Indian weddings continue to remain relevant in the pandemic
Tue, Aug 17, 2021

The designers are showcasing their collection at the Vogue Wedding Show 2021, a special virtual edition of the luxury wedding exhibition, which has returned this year for its eighth edition

Snow White and her social media filters: Why is India still obsessed with fair skin?
Thu, Aug 12, 2021

There are many filters on social media that hide blemishes, acne and scars. Then, there are those that alter your complexion, dangerously implying that darker skin tones are akin to despair and loss