Lifestyle Design Hero: Photographer Maul Gohel, MBA dropout to Fashion TV award winner

This week's Lifestyle Design Hero is award-winning fashion photographer Maul Gohel. He was chosen among 25 international fashion and advertising photographers to win top honours at the Cannes Film Festival back in 2013. Maul's story isn't very different from that of Farhan Qureshi (R Madhavan) in the film 3 Idiots, who leaves a prestigious engineering … Continue reading Lifestyle Design Hero: Photographer Maul Gohel, MBA dropout to Fashion TV award winner

Lifestyle Design Hero: Simona Terron, The Heart Chef

This month's Lifestyle Design Hero has been a guest columnist on Human Writes: Simona Terron. Remember the heartfelt series of letters to her kitten Laurie and more recently, her delicious cold soup recipes? This lifestyle journalist has worked with magazines like HELLO, Elle Decor, Hotelier India, been publicist for luxury hotel ITC Grand Chola and … Continue reading Lifestyle Design Hero: Simona Terron, The Heart Chef

Guest post: Yoga is my only purpose | Vikrant Sawant

[His first guest post was about the healing effects of yoga. In his second guest post for Human Writes, yoga instructor and miracle worker Vikrant Sawant tells the moving story of his self-actualisation through yogic sadhana and teaching. He has switched from a corporate job to devoting all his time to spreading the authentic yogic … Continue reading Guest post: Yoga is my only purpose | Vikrant Sawant

#TuesdayTalk with artist manager Savi Shrivastava

You can take the woman out of music but you can't take the music out of the woman. I've been an album reviewer for four years (2012-2015) and a music correspondent much longer, so try as I might I couldn't resist this. An interview with an essential component behind the scenes of an indie band … Continue reading #TuesdayTalk with artist manager Savi Shrivastava

Part II: Eating fat is healthy… and other nutrition truths

The second part of an enlightening interview with nutrition sensei Michael Joseph. "You don't need to eat X portions of fruit and vegetables each day. Don’t get me wrong, but making people believe they will be healthy if they hit a certain number of apples or oranges is silly," says Michael Joseph, founder and editor … Continue reading Part II: Eating fat is healthy… and other nutrition truths

Market void, zero funding and a killer idea

GetSetGig is an online marketplace to hire live performing artists within a 24-hour span. Corporate events, weddings, lounges and bars, malls and private parties... they are covering it all for budgets ranging from 5,000 bucks to 5 lakh rupees. With popular bands like Aaankhmicholi, Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe, Daira, Aflatunes, Folk Masti and Bollywood singer Nupur … Continue reading Market void, zero funding and a killer idea

Tara Kaushal: Why I write

The last time I interviewed Tara Kaushal, she was in the thick of researching Why Indian Men Rape [she still is]. This activism project spans two books and a documentary. How is Tara planning to pull it off while being a public figure, media consultant and wife? One can't deny that she is a force of nature. In a … Continue reading Tara Kaushal: Why I write

Kaushal Karkhanis: It’s okay to fail at anything

(Interview in my Lifestyle Design Heroes series) Kaushal Karkhanis is the 'Exotic Gringo' (gringo is Spanish for foreigner) of the web world. Ever since he fell in love with South America years ago, the digital strategist and travel blogger from Mumbai has been travelling and unravelling the world, hoping to "inspire, educate and entertain" people through his stories. … Continue reading Kaushal Karkhanis: It’s okay to fail at anything

The guy who’s changing the face of public relations

(Interview in the Lifestyle Design Heroes series) He's sassy and quirky yet diplomatic and on-point. Parikshaat N Wadhwani or Paris as he's fondly called by his wide peer circle is the go-to guy in Mumbai to take a brand to the upper crust. His firm manages the publicity accounts for the country's top fashion designers and restaurants. But that's not … Continue reading The guy who’s changing the face of public relations

Meet location-independent pro Kaushal Karkhanis

Kaushal Karkhanis has been living the location-independent lifestyle since 2007. He discusses passive incomes, world travel and how to take a leap from the corporate life and join the New Rich. When and why did you decide to redesign your lifestyle? Great that you ask! In fact, only after I stepped into this world did … Continue reading Meet location-independent pro Kaushal Karkhanis