9 habits of the happiest people I know

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit, according to Greek philosopher Aristotle. The world is changing faster than you can wrap your head around new ideas, but the keys to happiness and success are timeless. Here are my favourite nine timeless habits I have observed in the … Continue reading 9 habits of the happiest people I know

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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

5 wholesome hacks for staying full longer

Weight loss is 20% exercise and 80% diet, goes a famous weight-loss nugget. So you are watching what you eat but what to do when psychological hunger rears its head? Pay close attention to your choices to get on the road to a leaner you. These strategies conform to sensible eating standards and illusory enough … Continue reading 5 wholesome hacks for staying full longer

5 home improvements for weight loss

Do you grab a banana when you're hungry or dig into a bowl of chips while surfing channels? Your answer to this question depends on the way your house is done up. Interior designers and nutritionists won't tell you this secret (they work with the assumption that you already know!?). The way our homes are … Continue reading 5 home improvements for weight loss

Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

Next in my series of interviews with authors (read Kabul Disco creator Nicolas Wild) is famous American graphic novelist Dan Goldman. Coming to prominence as the co-creator of the dystopian graphic novel Shooting War, Dan's first notable work was nominated for an Eisner award for Best Digital Comic. Shortly afterwards he created 08: A Graphic … Continue reading Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

How to tell if it is love… or lust

You can't wait to get cosy the moment you see her. His luscious lips are the first thing that come to mind when you shut your eyes. Her perfume lingers in your mind long after the date is over. There's nothing wrong with having the hots for the person you're dating (there'd be something wrong … Continue reading How to tell if it is love… or lust

How to fix sunken eyes

I don't usually write "beauty" posts. Make-up posts, never. This post is more treatment oriented. The sunken eye appearance is a problem for a whole lot of my friends, male and female. It makes them look tired and way older than they are. Worse still, is the undesired topping of dark circles. It makes them … Continue reading How to fix sunken eyes

Author interview: Two Michelin star chef Sergi Arola

He speaks simply but directly in an irresistible Spanish accent; his athletic, heavily tattooed frame displaying all the emotions of a man doubly possessed... by music and food. Two Michelin star chef Sergi Arola started out with dreams of becoming a rock musician but eventually pulled on chef's whites and went on to conquer the … Continue reading Author interview: Two Michelin star chef Sergi Arola

Cooking tips from Masterchef Australia contestant

Rishi Desai made news in 2013 when he became the first Indian to make it to the Top 5 of acclaimed food show Masterchef Australia. Since then, he has published cookbook Modern Indian and led a food tour through the most fascinating food destinations in India, with Masterchef Travels. Here are Rishi's top tips for cooking like … Continue reading Cooking tips from Masterchef Australia contestant