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| Sunday, July 12, 2015 |

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Room at the inns

Inexpensive backpacker hostels are the new boom zone in the Indian travel trade, says Susmita Saha

It was a move that had Siddharth Janghu’s family and friends puzzled. Why did the youngster with a promising career at global financial services firm J.P. Morgan want to chuck his job and start a backpacker hostel chain?  | Read»


An inside story

Australian designer Julie Lantry is introducing innerwear created using natural fibre and treated with Ayurvedic herbs, says Sarbani Sen

It’s an idea that might sound a bit bizarre at first glance. But Australian fashion designer Julie Lantry figures it makes great sense to create innerwear with an Ayurvedic touch. | Read»


Let there be lights

Designers Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth have dressed up their sprawling
home in earthy tones and with dazzling lights and accessories, says Saimi Sattar

I was born in this house and recently relocated to the second floor from the ground floor,” smiles light designer Prateek Jain of Klove Studio. Jain and his partner Gautam Seth are the men behind Klove Studio that offers custom lighting... | Read»


Learning the ropes

The battle rope workout is the hot new routine that has fitness junkies hooked, says Saimi Sattar

Make waves with your newest workout — literally. Battle ropes, a high intensity workout for the upper body and the core muscles, has the rapt attention of fitness junkies. | Read»


Virginian vistas

A drive through the Shenandoah National Park in the US is a visual treat, says Sudipta Bhattacharjee

It’s an area that combines the most exquisite natural beauty and dollops of American history. The lush, farm-dotted Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, girdled by the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountain ranges, offers one of the most picturesque... | Read»


A sweeter spin

It’s almost tough to believe, but the sweetness of lychees pairs well with everything from bacon and prawns to corn and chickpeas, says Rahul Verma

I am not much into poetry but I must say I almost put pen to paper during a recent break in a cottage in a lychee orchard in Mae Taeng in northern Thailand. The sight of a tree bending down with juicy fruit was charming — but the thought of... | Read»


Home, smart home

Giving your home the smarts has never been easier and here are some tips on where to start. By Tushar Kanwar

Smart home tech is going supernova right now, and the Jetson-ian home of the future is more real than ever. As Apple’s HomeKit and Google’s Brillo platforms start to vie for smart home supremacy, giving your home the smarts has never... | Read»


Winning designs

For fashion designer Nachiket Barve seeing his name woven onto a garment label for the first time was a life-changing moment

A turning point is something that inspires you, stretches your potential and forces you take a path that you have hitherto been scared of treading. The first turning point in my life came in 1998 when I went to Auckland, New Zealand,... | Read»