Category Archives: Lifestyle

Sustainable, stylish and funky. That could make you a diva too

By Sujata Assomull

These bags have been spotted on the arms of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Olivia Palermo and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. They have an artisanal look, a lot of colour and attention to detail down to beautiful fabric lining. So you’re probably thinking they are made in Italy, Spain or perhaps even Portugal. Aranaz bags are actually made in the Philippines, and are slowly becoming a cult. It’s come to be known as a sustainable fashion accessories label. The story started in 2000 when Becky Aranaz with her daughters Rosanna and Amina in tow, decided it was time to start a brand under the family name. Continue reading Sustainable, stylish and funky. That could make you a diva too

Mind your luggage. There are thieves on the prowl

By Bikram Vohra

In 2016, CNN carried a major expose on baggage theft at airports. Although airlines get blamed for every such incident with the passenger taking them on, in reality, a carrier would not even be aware of such a theft since the security comes under the airport management. When you take a hopping flight and your baggage has to go into transfer and transit, the odds on it being pilfered increase exponentially. Continue reading Mind your luggage. There are thieves on the prowl

Are millennial women better or worse off than their mums?

By Anamika Chatterjee

They have been accused of spelling doom on the diamond industry due to their declining interest in jewels. They have been held responsible for the diminishing popularity of bar soap. And oh, if you find lesser trees around you, rest assured, they have killed them because they prefer physical copies of books to the e-version. Continue reading Are millennial women better or worse off than their mums?

Heard the latest? Turns out your friends don’t like you

Sushmita Bose

A friend of mine — obviously also a ‘Facebook friend’ — had his birthday recently. I find it a bit odd to wish folks on their walls, so I WhatsApped him ‘Happy birthday, have a blast’ (added emojis of a slice of cake, a bouquet of flowers and a saxophone) early in the morning; but the ‘stalker’ in me logged on to Facebook to see how many ‘friends’ had wished him (yes, I have a pathetic life). I noticed he had deactivated his Facebook account. Temporarily (temporarily, because he was back in action a few days later). Continue reading Heard the latest? Turns out your friends don’t like you