A good book is like a new friend. It enters your life, not knowing how it will change you, and once you read it, it’s a part of your life & your life is enriched! Social media has captured everyone, from the young to the old. And many parents complain about their kids not reading much. In fact, so many adults, who used to be avid readers complain about no longer being able to read at the same pace they once did, what with various distractions, & well, life happening!

With International Literacy Day coming up this month, I thought I would share some of my favourite books as well as some I plan to read by the end of this year.

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GLOBAL MUSE – Style Has No Borders

As the brand enters its 10th year celebrations, we look back to how we have grown from a small start-up, to a notable Indian brand with vast global appeal! With every upcoming year the aim has been to expand our horizons, try and reach out to as many women as we can who love the brand for what it is, which is fearless, independent, individualistic, & kitsch!

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The past month brought an onslaught of grief after the death of acclaimed designer Kate Spade. Three days later, came the news of suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Both were icons in their respective fields, and their suicides were a shock to the world. As their lives were an inspiration to many, their deaths had the world talking, especially the stigma surrounding depression and other mental heath issues.

So many people came forward with messages of love and support for the people who suffer in silence. Many spoke about their own struggles, and how they dealt with it. In India, mental health is slowly becoming a topic we can discuss with our peers, our parents even. And, largely due to social media platforms, it has become a global discussion.

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YOUR BEST FRIEND & FOE: Phone Addiction & Sleeping Habits

It is safe to say that in this day and age, the smartphone is an extension of our self. I read an article a while back about a man named Aaron Chervenak who married his smartphone in a Las Vegas Ceremony! First of all, what?! Second of all, this happened in 2016, and despite such craziness, we are still not taking active steps to protect ourselves from becoming slaves to technology.

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It has been a long summer. Truly! I am sure everyone must be waiting impatiently for the rains to come and put an end to this blistering heat! Summer also meant the onslaught of weddings and going to a ton of festivities of your near and dear ones. These celebrations mean bringing out the heavy and traditional attires from the back of your closet or raiding your mom’s wardrobe for sarees (guilty).

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Women have always had each other’s backs. For every cat-fight you hear about, there are countless moments where women have supported and helped each other. And of course, the most important woman in anyone’s life is their mother! My love for my mother is not something I need to express in words. She is my friend, my rock and beyond everything else, my inspiration.

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Hi guys! It’s the middle of summer and I am at odds whether to love the sunny days or hate the sweltering heat! But, in the middle of this dilemma, I have noticed a new trend taking over the globe – yep, I am taking about the ever present sunshine yellow! From clothes to accessories and buildings to wall art, yellow is all over the place, especially among the younger generation. As you all know, I am all about ‘em bright colours, the bolder and brighter, the better! So, read on for my take on this up-and-coming trend.

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Polycystic Ovary Disorder (PCOD) has been a part of my life and millions of other women out there for years. In the past, I’ve mentioned the effects PCOD has had on my body and considering the commonality of PCOD, I thought it would be a good idea to give you guys an expert’s take on PCOD’s symptoms, treatments, and more. Pooja Makhija, is my secret to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and she’s someone that I really trust when it comes body and wellbeing.

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Summer time means friends, fun, and unfortunately the other f-word. Frizz. During the summer, the added humidity really hits your hair hard. Excessive exposure to the sun can cause your hair to become dry and brittle. The good news is, this year the summer heat doesn’t need to wreak havoc on your hair!

First off let me start by saying, I love my curly hair! My voluminous hair and springy curls are bold and stand out in a crowd; they also are a lot to handle. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some great hairstylists who have shared insider secrets and hacks to help me maintain my hair, which tends to start acting funky during the summer.

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