Thursday, 30 November 2017

My Favorite Looks of The November 11th - November 17th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Athiya Shetty

Ryaal Black Mess - Mask, Scrub & Cleanser | Review


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Monday, 27 November 2017


Our Phenomenal Love By Garima Khurana



Hearty Congratulations To Garima Khurana
For Her Upcoming Debut Novel!


Love is the most beautiful feeling in this world. But it springs in with infinite phases. Rarest of rare manage their journey through all ups and downs. Same electrified feeling was experienced by Aman and Anvi, two different personalities sharing their initials also planning to share their lives. 

"Break up simply means to be with the other person and create new beautiful memories to replace the former ones. But the moments created with your first love cannot be replaced by anything in this universe". Does break up really means to never see each other again?

"Love is above everything" we have heard this phrase for a million of times by now. But there are certain mistakes which cannot be healed by.


'Garima Khurana' is from the land of battles, Panipat, India. She believes in spreading love around her. She is a fun loving person and loves to live in the moment. She has done her graduation from Chandigarh and is pursuing post graduation from Chandigarh itself. She loves to observe nature and her only purpose is to serve humanity.




Friday, 24 November 2017

My Favorites from Bambi Awards | 2017


The Bambi, often simply called Bambi Awards and stylised as BAMBI, are presented annually by Hubert Burda Media to recognize excellence in international media and television, awarded to personalities in the media, arts, culture, sports and other fields "with vision and creativity who affected and inspired the German public that year," both domestic and foreign.

Rita Ora

Beyond Secrets by Alka Dimri Saklani | Book Review


Summary:

Noel is a counsellor, risking his career for volunteering in an orphanage.
Nidhi is an engineering student on the surface, but deep down a broken girl in search of some unanswered questions.
Appu is a sweet little orphan, unaware of the cruelties of the world.
Despite being miles apart their stories interweave in “Aashiyana”, the orphanage. Their little journey together changes their lives in ways they never imagined.
One recurring nightmare, one unexpected phone call, one stolen diary, many lies and secrets, and a calling from the past are just the highlights. And when they depart, they are not the same anymore.
They didn’t hurt each other, it was a game of destiny. Will they ever be able to rediscover themselves and more importantly, will their paths ever cross again?
Beyond Secrets is a novel with layers of suspense and different nuances of relationships. And one question that can’t have just one answer - How long does it take for a scar to heal?

My Favorites from AMAs | 2017


The American Music Awards (AMAs) is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired. Unlike the Grammys, which are awarded on the basis of votes by members of the Recording Academy, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and fans, who can vote through the AMAs website. The award statuette is manufactured by New York firm Society Awards.

Selena Gomez

No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh | Book Review

Summary:

The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration for transforming suffering and finding true joy. Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we re able to face our suffering, we can t be present and available to life and happiness will continue to elude us. Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind. No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.


Author:

Thich Nhat Hanh 

Publisher:

Aleph Book Company

Release date:

October 1st 2017

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 122 Pages

Each chapter is short. Just the right amount for contemplation. It is a book about mindfulness and transforming our suffering. As someone who has suffered a lot I am learning to let my suffering enlighten me into a better happier person. This book not only gave me peace, but helped confirm what i thought i might need to do to heal myself.

This book is a very down to earth and practical guide to practicing mindfulness in our daily lives. I definitely recommend this book for someone who's starting to practice self-awareness and meditation. 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

My Favorites from Latin Grammys | 2017 


 Latin Grammy Award is an award by The Latin Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry.

Camila Cabello

Winnie's Candor Lotus Cedarwood Soap | Review

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Lotus is known for its soothing, skin conditioning and cooling effect on the skin. It has antioxidant properties that restores skin's youthful look. Premium Handmade Bathing Bar With Pure Essential Oils Made with 100% Pure Vegetable Oils.


Best Red Carpet Looks | Ashley Graham


Red carpet fashion refers to the outfits worn on the red carpet at high profile gala celebrity events such as award ceremonies and film premieres. See which show-stopping styles made the cut in the round-up of the best red carpet dresses.


Winnie's Candor Green Tea Powdered Facewash | Review

Product description:

Green tea is a rich antioxidant.It helps in frightening acne. This powdered face wash is made with multi grains, green tea, herbs, milk and honey. It is very effective for daily skin and will also add natural glow to your skin.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

My Favorites from GLAMOUR Women of The Year Awards NYC | 2017


The Glamour Awards is hosted by Glamour magazine every year to hand out different awards to honor extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields, including entertainment, business, sports, music, science, medicine, education, and politics.

Gigi Hadid

Karma's Ukulele by Lekshmi Gopinathan | Book Review


Summary:

One bad-ass nomad, ten cities, ten strangers in an epic travelogue. Arya, Bani, Naina, Parvathy- who are these women? Who is the twenty six year old hippie, travelling across Asia, strumming her ukulele and armed with a dagger? What do you do when life splits you open, cracks your soul and leaves you beyond repair? A tale of pain, hope, strength and resilience spanning three years and weaving through Pokhara, Jaffna, Srinagar, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Gorkha, Varanasi and Mcleodganj. A medley of relationships, memories and heartening music. A legendary nomad, an Aghori, a young boatman, a war refugee, a poet, a yogini, a Rastafarian, a camel rider, an actor and an entrepreneur come together in a heart wrenching adventure. She is NOT your regular hero! This is NOT your regular story!!

My Favorites from MTV EMAs | 2017


The MTV Europe Music Awards ("EMAs" or "EMA") are an event presented by MTV Networks Europe which awards prizes to musicians and performers.

Camila Cabello

Choices by Elizabeth M. Price | Book Review


Summary:


Although she has grown up in a strict religious community, Earth's life up until now has been a happy one, but life with the older man to whom she is betrothed is no longer where she sees her future. So when she secretly leaves she knows she will never return, despite having nowhere to go and knowing no one in the outside world.
Stowing away on a luxurious but empty yacht, Earth is discovered by Robin, its owner, and there is an immediate spark between them.
But Earth's upbringing and naiveté, combined with Robin's past experiences, means that any relationship which might develop between them might hit a few snags. Add in ex-wives, ex-fiancés, along with any number of misunderstandings and misheard conversations, and whatever happy endings might be possible for the mismatched couple will have to be hard-earned.



My Favorites from Governors Awards | 2017


The Governors Awards presentation is an annual award ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Jennifer Lawrence

Let's Have A Coffee by Parul A. Mittal | Book Review

Summary:

Working as an assistant wedding planner at an ex-boyfriend’s wedding, Meha encounters the delectably handsome wedding photographer, Samir. Conceited and a flirt, Samir reveals that the bride happens to be his ex. But when Meha finds out that Samir is using their relationship only as experiential material for his novel, she leads him to believe that he means nothing to her. 
Their chapter closes. 
But life has other plans for Meha. Five years later, she finds herself in an online reality show living-in with the same Samir and trying to understand the true meaning of love. 
Will she find the forever-wala love in a world where relationships can be as brief as the messages we send each other and where we are spoilt for choices, whether it’s the screensaver on our phone or the flavours of a condom? 
An interesting take on relationships in our times, Let’s Have Coffee is funny and witty, warm and wonderfully realistic story of two very different people who fall in love.

My Favorite Looks of The November 4th - November 10th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Gigi Hadid

Monday, 13 November 2017

Our Story Ends Here by Sara Naveed | Book Review


Summary:

Terrorists are not born to love 
Sarmad was trained as a terrorist to be ruthless, to be fearless and to take away innocent lives. He has caused pain that he can’t undo. For years, he has been living without a heart, without a soul, without her. 
Mehar is an army general’s daughter. After losing a loved one she decides to go to the Swat valley with her college friends to revisit the place that holds all her childhood memories. 
While Mehar is looking forward to her adventurous trip, Sarmad is working on his upcoming deadly mission. 
Unwittingly, their paths cross and they are forced to stay together in the same room for eleven days. Fate brings them together, but destiny has planned something else. 
Does their story end here? Or has it just begun? 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

My Favorite Looks of The Week | October 28th - November 3rd


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Daisy Ridley


When God Went To Hell by Ravi Gupta | Book Review


Summary:

When one dies, one wants to go to Heaven. Right?
Wrong!!!
That is what St Peter tells the assembly of gods as he explains the falling market share of human souls desirous of entering the portals of Heaven. It is the beginning of soul searching in Heaven, culminating in the decision to appoint a consultancy firm on earth to understand the radically changed human mind and make strategic course correction. Among the recommendations of the consultants, is the appointment of a CEO in Heaven. Will that work? The CEO attempts to replicate earthly systems in the new ecosystem and all hell breaks loose. The disaster that follows leads to God having to go to Hell to persuade the Devil to desist from using unfair trade practices while targeting human souls. The dialogue between God and the Devil explores the meaning of life, the conflict of good versus evil, creation versus evolution and God as creator versus the creation of God.


Friday, 10 November 2017

My Favorites from CMA Awards | 2017


The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards or CMAs, are presented to country music artists and broadcasters to recognize outstanding achievement in the country music industry.

Carrie Underwood

Danielle Bradbury

You Never Know by Akash Varma | Book Review


Summary:

There will be times when you feel you have the best relationship, ever There will be times when it will be the worst that has happened to you There will be times when you know you are getting into something terrible; something that will not stop till it destroys you And yet . . . You will be pulled into it so inextricably, unstoppably . . . Dhruv knew Anuradha was his true love. So, despite being married with kids, he still went ahead with their affair. He hid it from his wife and his colleagues. He told lies so he could be with her-it was that amazing! But he couldn't save himself from the dark secret she was keeping. It pulled him into a vortex of danger so deep that he lost all he had. It happened to him and if you think it can't happen to you-think again.


My Favorite Looks of The Week | October 21st - October 27th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Bethany Mota

Never Say Never by Anjali Kerpalani | Book Review


Summary:

This book is the story of Nikita Kumar’s life. She is twenty-five years old, doesn't have a job, does not have any real love in her life. And it doesn't look like she has any real prospects, personally or professionally. She lives in Mumbai, with her roommate and best friend, Aziza.

Nikita is in a relationship with Deepak who irritates her. Yet, she has agreed to marry him. She is in love with her best friend’s boyfriend Raghav who is an RJ. She is confused by her feelings, and is in a conflict about what she really wants from life.

Frustrated, she makes a resolution. She lists down a few things that she will never do, on the eve of her cousin's wedding. She decides she will never consent to marry for money, she will never stay in a loveless relationship, she will never entertain feelings for an unavailable man, never doubt her own abilities, never wear velvet, and never get drunk in public.

In life though, it is wise to Never Say Never. She learns this soon enough as most of her resolutions dissolve into thin air as real life takes over. Now Nikita has to get down to the business of sorting her life out and resolving her relationships. Nikita Kumar is an engaging protagonist, with her confusion and conflicting emotions.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

My Favorite Looks of The Week | October 14th - October 20th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Beyoncé

The Colours Of Passion by Sourabh Mukherjee | Book Review

Summary:

"Who killed Tollywood heart-throb Hiya Sen?

Within days of her fairy-tale wedding with Manav Chauhan, the dashing young entrepreneur, Hiya Sen, the reigning queen of Tollywood, is brutally raped and murdered by three men. As ACP Agni Mitra investigates into the high-profile murder, he meets Neha Awasthi, with whom Manav broke his engagement to marry Hiya, Neha’s father Deepak Awasthi, who was eyeing business benefits through the alliance, Mayank Kapoor, an alcoholic model, and Rituja Bose, the diva who had reigned over Tollywood over the past decade. When two more murders connected with the case make headlines, it’s time for Agni to find answers to perplexing questions and unveil shocking truths.

The Colours of Passion breezes through Kolkata’s glamorous world of industrialists, movie stars, models and fashion designers laced with drug addiction and illicit liaisons, with a heart-wrenching tragedy at its core.

My Favorite Looks of The Week | October 7th - October 13th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Aditi Rao Hydari