Author: Nrithya Randhir

  • Switch It Up To Sweat It Out
    Let’s be honest: most of us hate working out, however fun it claims to be. Yes, even something fun like Zumba can be exhausting. And that’s probably why, when you find a routine that’s easy-ish and works for you, you stick to it for months on end. But whether you’re huffing and puffing at the weight rack or jogging slowly down a grassy path,
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  • Fashioning a Flawless Face — The Celebrity Way
    In a world of contoured cheekbones and painted faces, it’s hard to make up your mind when picking your arsenal of beauty enhancers. Do you go bold or go home? Is strobing the same as highlighting? And wasn’t baking what we used to do to cupcakes? With so many terms and techniques, it almost seems like creating a striking look has become a
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  • A Girl’s Guide to Shoes — The Athleisure Way
    Back in the day, when business clothes required formal shoes, and dresses demanded heels, the life of a shoe-lover was an easier one. Fast forward to today, and you’ll see that fashion is less about rules and more about statements. Not to mention, comfort is now key — whether it’s for clothing or one’s self-esteem — yet style still reigns
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  • Sakura, Spring, and Sunrise: 12 Days in Japan
    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” — Terry Pratchett   It was about midway through my 12-day long holiday that the thought occurred to
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  • A Woman’s Guide to Adding Comfort to Couture
    The debate began after the first few visionary women chose to sport their yoga outfits on the street — could leggings really be worn as pants? People flocked to Twitter, Instagram, and fashion blogs to voice their opinions. Supporters of stretch argued for comfort and convenience, whereas the proponents of ‘propah’ insisted that style and
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  • Black Panther: Marvel’s Love-song to Africa
    The year is 1966. Imagine a young Stan Lee and Jack Kirby sitting in a smoke-filled room, discussing the Marvel Universe, the American political climate, and the lack of inclusivity in comics and real life alike. Lee and Kirby then decide to introduce Black Panther — a primal hero with the might of never-before-imagined technology behind him —
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  • Couture for your Coiffure
    My hair is wet, nay! If only I had more time… Towel saves the day. My haiku skills may be limited, but I know a thing or two about hair. Having had my fair share of bad hair days, I consider myself a quasi-expert on taming wild strands. Obviously, your first reaction to terrible tresses should be to shampoo your mane back into shape. But
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  • Love — It’s Not Just For Couples
    Love — such a complex and mysterious subject. Scientists, artists, poets, singers, philosophers, and even saints have struggled to define it. It’s so instinctual, babies and animals express it from the time they’re little. Yet, as we grow older, we find it harder and harder to define what love means to us. We turn to movies, TV, and books to
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  • Greta Gerwig is the Icon we’ve been waiting for
    “I like things that look like mistakes”, reveals Greta Gerwig in her role as Frances Ha in the eponymous 2012 film — the confident-yet-unassuming declaration of a woman who has finally come into her own.   From the earliest talkies to more recent superhero action-fests, women have typically been used as eye-candy. The overarching
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