Author interview: Street beat thespian Rajendar Menen

Award-winning journalist, yogi writer, snail breeder, stone collector, handicraft exporter. Rajendar Menen is many things. But one thing he is not is a "press conference journo". Two decades of on-ground reporting and life in India's underground are evident in his gritty book Karma Sutra (published by HarperCollins India). Yes, it's a play on the iconic Kamasutra, … Continue reading Author interview: Street beat thespian Rajendar Menen

Beauty mogul Bobbi Brown talks summer makeup

I had the privilege of interviewing makeup mogul Bobbi Brown some time back. Brown became a name in the cosmetics business by pushing moderation. In the 1980s, when look-at-me colors, stark contours, and shiny red lips were in fashion, Brown designed cosmetics to highlight a woman's natural look. Empire in herself She had moved to … Continue reading Beauty mogul Bobbi Brown talks summer makeup

This vision board coach makes dreams come true

It is time to widen your vision. I don't mean it in the Vanilla Sky this-is-all-a-dream sense. I am talking about living, breathing reality. I am talking about your personal vision for your own future. Are you ready to move forward? Vision boards could be the missing key. And the best person in India to create that … Continue reading This vision board coach makes dreams come true

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

The feminist on a quest to find out why Indian men rape

[Gutsy media consultant Tara Kaushal on her ambitious crowdfunded project Why Indian Men Rape] What comes to mind when I hear the word "rape" isn't the highly publicised 2012 Delhi gang rape (etched in memory as the Nirbhaya case) but the images from multiple "eve teasings" on New Year's eves in Mumbai. Gateway of India, … Continue reading The feminist on a quest to find out why Indian men rape

7 emerging genres in fiction writing

There is a silent revolution taking shape right now, and it doesn't involve guns and swords but something considered mightier: the pen (or its modern equivalent, the keyboard). As novelist Henry Giles once said: Silent, passive, and noiseless though they may be, books set in action countless multitudes, and change the order of nations. In … Continue reading 7 emerging genres in fiction writing

5 daily habits that will prevent you from going adrift

We have crossed mid-2017 and you are nowhere close to keeping your resolutions. In fact, you are adrift in the chaos that life has become again. Making yearly resolutions and sticking to them is a Herculean task even the best of us fail it. Setting goals achievable 365 days into the future and then going … Continue reading 5 daily habits that will prevent you from going adrift

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