A root-ed and culture rich chat with the man behind India's longest running music festival - Rajasthan International Folk Festival aka Jodhpur RIFF. In my newest series #TakeFiveXMN
The very first Supper And Song session with the powerhouse of a singer-songwriter Rabbi Shergill was an absolute riot! We chatted on how he found his sound, our common love for coffee with jaggery, playlists, influences, why people think he’s 'sanaki' (eccentric/ peculiar), his love for yoga and biking, of course new music and a lot more!
Sharjah Vlog: Souks, Heritage trails, Butterflies and Emirati Culture... Extended Vlog
A quick drive away from its popular cousin Dubai, the emirate of Sharjah is full of surprises. This is the first part of a 3 part series. Part 1 covers our fantastic first authentic Emirate meal, a quick visit to the Blue Souk also know as the Central Market of Sharjah along with the breathtakingly beautiful sights of the Arabian Gulf from our place of stay- Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa.
Steamed, pan-fried and fully fried, all the options we love with our dimsums, Vamos Momos provides. Here's an unboxing of the big fat parcel I received, watch the video for the rest.
A quick drive away from its popular cousin Dubai, the emirate of Sharjah is full of surprises. Detailed vlogs coming soon!
This video features my maiden visit to Dubai, dropping my phone from the tallest building in the world, Mall of Dubai, Diving Men Waterfall, Dubai Fountain, Burj Khalifa, Dubai's best cheesecake and shopping lots of it, off camera, of course!
Click to read: #GLAGUIDE Delhi feat. Malvika Nanda
In this swipe to shop world of instant gratification, there’s a special place for slow-cooked handpicked showcases. Purnam is one such exhibition that's driven by its inclusive curation, as much as its driven by the determined attitude of its founders. For years they’ve been responsible for bringing interesting showcases to the popular NGO Akshay Pratishthan’s... Continue Reading →
No, none of us could’ve said we’ve had enough of the water because our little ride at the Love River was still due. The Love River, which is actually a canal is said to be a focal point of the Kaohsiung city. This peaceful narrow river is surrounded by bike paths and walkways along with a whole... Continue Reading →
Why Taiwan? That phrase made its way to me way too many times, as my travel plan to this island on the south-east coast of China, became public knowledge. After spending almost a week in the traditional-meets-modern environs of Taiwan, my answer would simply be --- why not!
https://youtu.be/AptbnKyA_CY Find out why Taiwan is called Asia's best kept secret, as I explore the sights & sounds of island state, that lies on the south-east coast of China. This vblog features the Southern branch of the National Palace Museum, Qigu Salt Mountain, Taiwan Lantern festival, Ten Drum Park, Lotus & Fo Guang... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/sK6KdklKN9w Day 2: The most spellbinding act of the day was the Sun Moon ropeway from the village, amidst the mountains which gave us the perfect birds eye view of the lake. We decided to brave the all-transparent (yes, even the floor was see-through) crystal cable car and it was worth every muffled scream. Such a view... Continue Reading →
Unboxed: Luxury Whiskey brand Chivas Regal and accessory design brand Nappa Dori have come together to create a limited edition festive season pack. Watch the video for the real feel!
OMFG! Look what I found early this morning in my spam box! David Gimlour’s return to Live At Pompeii is playing at Inox Cinemas Nehru Place on Sunday, October 15, 2017. It’s a single show in Delhi and on only tomorrow at 8.15 pm, across 6 cities in India. For the uninitiated the rockumentary is... Continue Reading →
A decade of RIFFs & Revelry! My piece on one of the longest standing Music Fests of India JodhpurRIFF for this month's Society Magazine. RIFF, which is held at the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, has not only survived the test of time, but has also set an example for other music festivals of India. This year, as the festival turns 10, here's piecing together nostalgia and the present to examine RIFF's legendary quotient…
Dream Theater's keyboard wiz Jordan Rudess, talks about music in India, studying Indian rhythms, his new Carnatic-friendly app GeoShred, along with his upcoming project with Indian musicians and a lot more, ahead of the band's first ever Indian gig.
My tryst with these little beams of freedom otherwise called 'Laser' for at SCLC in Defence Colony, a fairly new addition to Delhi’s growing list of aesthetic & cosmetology clinics. For a person whose been a believer in all things au-naturale for most of her lifetime, entering a cosmetology clinic can be cause enough for mild... Continue Reading →
Floyd sang: Now there's a look in to your eyes, like blackholes in the sky... Each time I hear the song, I feel it's a song for me, not because they would care or I existed when the song was written but because that the look 'in (and around) my eyes' always reminds me of... Continue Reading →
Live with MN featuring legend @dalermehndi in a candid chat about music, mosiqui & how Bolo TaRaRaRa/Tunak Tunak have become favourites of meme-makers across the world; among many more things.
This is not one of those 'pamper me today', hair spas. 'If it ain't broke, why fix it applies here... Read on
Watch the video to know about her foray into Artist Management, setting up Jam Studios and working with some of the top talent from the Indie Music Scene in India along with her new book Indie 101 of course
Here's a little sneak peek into what went down on this humid September afternoon at Rustique, The Garden Village Restaurant, Essex Farms, New Delhi. The core team that laid a strong foundation of what we call HT City today, had a reunion & how. Some excerpts from the lovely afternoon. Day 11 of my #30DayLiveVideoChallenge https://youtu.be/sMeg0RJkbq8
A photographer, a criminal lawyer, an events professional, occasional hairstylist/ grooming expert and an actor with TV industries of 2 countries on his portfolio. Meet Shaheer Sheikh, one of the most popular stars to emerge out of Indian Television who waltzed his way into the heart of the Indonesian entertainment industry. Here’s a chat with a restless man of many talents.
Society Magazine, June 2017
Review: Carl Howell’s styling products by the Advanced Hair Studio are both hair and pocket friendly. I sampled a few looks with 2 of the products, read on.
Sample flavours from across European rural scapes and indigenous Indian versions of Easter cuisine at the Imperial Hotel.
The Vishu (Malyalam New Year) special at Zambar showcases some of the best Malayalam celebratory tradition food and promises a good break from the fast food flux we encounter thanks to the mall culture.
The new facetoner 'Flower Power' by Kronokare is an absolute must buy for this season. The toner is a blend of Lavender, Neroli & Ylang Ylang that promise to purify and repair your skin.
Kairali’s Ayurvedic Group’s signature resort is a perfect option to detox and re-energise yourself, anytime of the year. But, mind you this isn’t just a spa, it’s a healing retreat for overworked souls...
Malvika Nanda heads for a weekend getaway to the Ahaana Resorts at the Jim Corbett National Park, to discover an all weather destination. Wellness in the day and wilderness by the night, seems like a all-weather option at Aahana. Originally written for and published by luxepointindia.com What's Corbett without a trip to the wild? Many... Continue Reading →
Here's an Ayurvedic rollercoaster in the quaint town of Rishikesh as writer Malvika Nanda talks about her experience at the Sanskriti Vedic Retreat. This story was originally written for and published by WeddingFables.com “I don’t want an ordinary bachelorette, I want to plan something fun before all the wedding madness begins, tell me a good... Continue Reading →
Scrumptious food, palatable ambience and excellent hospitality, Malvika Nanda rounds up her experience at Pa Pa Ya, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket Originally written for and published by BornOfWeb.com https://www.instagram.com/p/BPVKKb1A0xh/ The date with this much-talked about outfit from the house of Massive Restaurants was set for a fine winter evening. It’s safe to say that we... Continue Reading →
My review of the Yum Cha festival for WeddingFables.com The Yum Cha festival at Asia 7- Chinese for tea and dim sums is a must do. High on taste and low on calories, what more could a 'watching-the-weight' bride want! http://www.weddingfables.com/blogs/item/372-of-steamed-goodness-tea-for-comfort.html
Totally forgot about this Cuccio Naturalé Butter Blend in a Tuscan Citrus Herb setting. It took a while for it to make sense to my skin type, but now I can tell you this non-greasy, mildly fragrant body butter works well on hands and arms in summertime. It's not moisturising enough for the feet, though. The... Continue Reading →
The August compilation by Fab Bag came across as a huge relief for the dull and dreary moments
So this is the excitement she was beaming with when we caught up with her in Delhi last weekend. Shilpa Rao has debuted on Coke Studio Pakistan with the fabulaous Noori duo of Ali & Hamza. The track is titled Par Channa. We congratulate Shilpa on this 1st, may this be the first of many. Check... Continue Reading →
The mighty Anurag Kashyap jamming at a club on DevD. Yes, you read that right. Read on
Bass man MojoJojo has just released an interesting take on Karunesh's hit track Punjab (check it out at the link below). The rhythm is hard to fight and certainly gives the track a contemporary context, with Bass-heavy music being on the rise. No wonder then that the popular endorser of all sounds good and Indian... Continue Reading →
Hello Gorgeous July FabBag great bag, super matt lipstick & Pep shampoo H/Ls see full review
https://youtu.be/ETk1EHgnmWI The Humsafar Girl, never ceases to surprise us, pleasantly so. Qurat-ul-ain Balouch, aka QB (her better known stage name), is a Pakistani singer whose voice made a strong connect with the Indian audiences with the title track of Humsafar (popular Pakistani soap starring Fawad Khan, which was telecasted in India last year). Her first... Continue Reading →
Nature's Co Night Cream is a keeper with White Tea extract, Cocoa Butter, Olive and Almond oils along with Vitamin E. We love the fairly noticeable herbal tea part, floral fragrance and the antioxidant properties. May seem too creamy immediately after applying, but the overbearing texture will go away shortly. @MalvikaNanda #beautyrituals #bblogger #bbloggerindia #midnightshift #bedtimeritual #imfo
I tried out La Roche Posay Sensi White + Essence for Sensitive Skin. A french brand, La Roche Posay is a part of the January Fab Bag. I got around to trying it only now. Works beautifully, particularly in this horrid humid weather. Light liquid base with a golden tinge and a refreshing fragrance. @malvikananda
When you get no dessert after dinner, there's at least a strong vanilla cocoa-butter aroma to keep you company. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula works wonderfully as a hand cream in summer. The nifty bottle is a full body saviour in winter. @MalvikaNanda #fabbag #fabbagdiscovery #midnightshift #bedtimeritual #bblogger #bblogger
Just as wonderful as their lingering short series, the accompanying soundtracks to Pakistani soaps are equally powerful. Despite the controversy over banning Pakistani artistes, the sophisticated, well-shot Pakistani soaps on Zindagi are a breath of fresh air from over-dramatized, over-killed everything Indian soaps. Here's a list of some of our favourites, that always leave us wanting more:... Continue Reading →