Category Archives: Lifestyle

Say bye to those tiny hotel shampoo bottles you like

By Purva Grover

Frequent travellers might have received this news with some shock. Last week one heard that Marriott was switching to larger bottles in wall-mounted racks in 450 hotels across five brands and they have plans to expand to 1,500 hotels in North America by next year. And the InterContinental Hotels Group is rolling out wall-mounted bulk dispensers at four brands this year. IHG’s upscale Kimpton brand already uses big bottles in showers. This is the beginning of the end for those tiny shampoo bottles. Continue reading Say bye to those tiny hotel shampoo bottles you like

The good sense in wearing the same five outfits all the time

By Kelly Clarke

About a year ago, I began to intentionally wear the same sequence of outfits at work.

There’s the white and black polka dot top; the grey and black over sized tee, and the black vest top with an olive green over-shirt. I have that one woman’s wardrobe essential too; a bucket full of black leggings. Continue reading The good sense in wearing the same five outfits all the time

Once upon a time, fathers were strict. Now, kids are our friends

By Sushmita Bose

One of my favourite “family” stories is one that I’ve heard over and over again: from the time when I was about five till the time my paternal grandparents passed away — when I was in my 20s. The story is set in the 1950s; my dad and his two brothers (my uncles) were really young — my dad in his early teens, his brothers four and nine years younger than him. Continue reading Once upon a time, fathers were strict. Now, kids are our friends

Sad what happend to Boracay, that beautiful, sleepy island

By Suresh Pattali

How could he do that? How dare he shut an island that once upon a time was the best in the world? But it is President Rodrigo Duterte. What Duterte wants, Duterte gets. He is an Asian personification of the American cowboy of the Old West. Like the ones in the American movies we watched growing up in the ’70s. Handy with guns and ready to fire on impulse. “Shut it down, I say,” ordered the incorrigible punisher, after calling the Boracay resort a cesspool, dirtied by tourism-related businesses dumping raw sewage into the ocean. Continue reading Sad what happend to Boracay, that beautiful, sleepy island

Fact: Ugly sneakers are having their moment in the sun

By Sujata Assomull

As anyone in the UAE knows, the days building up to Ramadan are all about dressing up. In the past two weeks alone, British fashion designer Alice Temperley hosted a sit-down dinner, co-founder of Moda Operandi, Lauren Santo Domingo, organised ‘A Night at the Museum’ for an evening of ‘desserts and decadence’ at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Delpozo’s Josef Font took some of us to the Dubai Opera to watch a performance of Romeo and Juliet. Continue reading Fact: Ugly sneakers are having their moment in the sun