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Above and billow: This party season, it's all in the sleeves

India, Dec. 7 -- Need a shortcut to understanding today's trends? Look at the arms. Across stores, party collections are simple, minimalist even, wearing all their action on their sleeves. There's a r... Read More


Above and billow: This party season, it's all about the sleeves

India, Dec. 7 -- Need a shortcut to understanding today's trends? Look at the arms. Across stores, party collections are simple, minimalist even, wearing all their action on their sleeves. There's a r... Read More


The oldest sites still online: Recharge by Rachel Lopez

India, Dec. 7 -- What happens when a website dies, when a business collapses and can no longer hold on to its domain name? It just ceases to exist, vanishing without a trace. Your selfie from last nig... Read More


Try a Russian crime show for a change: Recharge by Rachel Lopez

India, Nov. 23 -- At a resort an hour away from Moscow, something is brewing. Minutes before a performance is set to start, the staff discover that Rita, the young entertainer, is missing. She left to... Read More


Mumbaiwale: It All Ads Up

India, Nov. 16 -- I love advertisements. Growing up, when we returned to Mumbai from vacation, I'd eagerly check out the billboards on the way home. If the city was still trying to sell me something, ... Read More


Basil Twist pulls puppetry in new directions: Recharge by Rachel Lopez

India, Nov. 8 -- In 1998, a young puppeteer called Basil Twist was walking down a pavement in New York, when he chanced upon an aquarium someone had discarded. It got him wondering about what a puppet... Read More


This year's Diwali look:?Smoky but not sparkly

India, Oct. 26 -- First, the good news. This season's make-up looks are easier to pull off than before. "We're seeing less of the heavy contouring, gold eyes and glossy cheeks that we saw last year," ... Read More


Mumbaiwale: How To Fall Off The Map

India, Oct. 26 -- Who in their right mind would want to visit Mankhurd, right? It's that sad strip of Mumbai you pass just as you're getting to the bridge to Navi Mumbai. Mankhurd is where the slum dw... Read More


Two funny books about death: Recharge by Rachel Lopez

India, Oct. 25 -- Every once in a while, the internet feels generous and throws you a freebie. A few years ago, I found an online library with a bug in its system that put its 3,000 books as free to d... Read More


Drop some acid: A guide to the newest trend in skincare

India, Oct. 19 -- You're probably putting acids on your face already - you just don't know it. Vitamin C is an acid. Face packs that call for lemon, other fruit or yoghurt contain acids. On skin, they... Read More