Ragas from Jodhpur: A decade of RIFFs & Revelry

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…

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Live With MN Feat. Daler Mehndi

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.

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Shaheer Sheikh: The SRK of Indonesia

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

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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.

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All-weather wilderness

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 →

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Relax and rejuvenate the ayurvedic way!

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 →

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SKINCARE | Lost-and-found hand care tool

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 →

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Shilpa Rao's on CokeStudio Pak With Noori!

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 →

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Skincare | Review: The Nature's Co Night Cream

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

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Skincare | Review: LaRoche-Posay

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

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Skincare | Review: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula

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

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Top 5 soundtracks from Pakistani soaps

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 →

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