Tattva Spa at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport

The warm cocoon-like feeling of a good spa treatment can be ridiculously addictive. So of course, we ensured that a relaxing hour-long session at Tattva Spa was part of our weekend staycation at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport. We sipped on delicious kokum juice, an interesting departure from the customary green tea as we browsed…

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A fragrance for every country

Fragrances are so potent – taking you back down memory lane, altering your perception of an individual and even doing away with depression at times. We associate every perfume we encounter with a different era, place and emotion. If paintings reach our soul through our eyes and music through our ears, fragrances are an art…

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Love IPL? Get the V5Plus limited edition phone

What do the IPL, actress Soha Ali Khan and the colour black have in common? The V5Plus limited edition smartphone of course! Vivo, the title sponsor of the premier Twenty20 competition, has launched this special edition phone in a beautiful matte black for ardent fans of cricket. Engraved with the VIVOIPL logo at the back,…

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Travel essential: Himalaya Herbals mouthwash

Like many personal care products in recent times, mouthwashes too have acquired a questionable reputation.Why? Because most of them contain alcohol, and alcohol isn’t good for the teeth. That’s where the Himalaya Herbals range of alcohol-free mouthwashes come in. They claim to have ‘no burning taste’ either. There are three variants and I put all their claims to test over the last few days.

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Vasai Fort with Coolpad Cool 1

It’s hard to imagine today’s edifices lasting for over 400 years. Yet, Fort Bassein, better known as Vasai Fort due to its location in Vasai East, has managed exactly that. Though several parts of the fort are in ruins, many still retain their formidable aura. Back in 1535, the Portuguese built the fort to protect…

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LeEco Le 2 review: A true winner

At 5.5 inches, the phone fit perfectly in my palm and I was pleased with the HD display, on par with phones that are priced much higher. Le 2 is priced at Rs 11,999 (even lower if you get it during the online sales) but its specifications match those of more expensive models. A 16 MP back and 8 MP front camera, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, 3000 mAh battery and Android Marshmallow OS are just some of the highlights.

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Exploring Bandra with Coolpad Mega 2.5D

It’s a bright and summery Saturday morning and my day out is made all the more better by the chic royal gold phone nestled in my bag – the all-new Coolpad Mega 2.5D. Given that it has an 8MP front and back camera, 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM at a throwaway price of Rs 6,999,…

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Travel beauty essentials

Frequent travel calls for a carefully curated toiletries kit. Our skin and hair are used to the humidity levels and temperatures of the place we call home. But when they are assailed by new weather conditions involving salty seas, drying mountains or clammy forests, they may react adversely, leaving you with sunburnt skin and rough hair. Here are six travel beauty essentials that I’ve used and loved.

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How to stay fit while travelling

I returned looking several pounds lighter after a hectic, week-long exploration of London, the English countryside and dreamy Paris. ‘Hectic’ is obviously the key word here but travel doesn’t have to make you pile on the kilos, really. Food and indulgence is a major part of getting to know a new place and there’s no…

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