Author

Priyanka Acharya

MILLENNIAL SPIRITUALITY
India is a melting pot of different religions, and while media sensationalism suggests otherwise, we mostly live in harmony with our friends and neighbours of varying faiths. I feel privileged to have been raised with both Catholic and Hindu influences and I love living in...
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WHY BFF’S ARE NOT JUST FOR KIDS
hey text throughout the day, picking up conversation threads from the day before, not wasting time on formalities like “Good morning” or even “Hey what’s up?” They speak on the phone once every 3 hours and don’t go 36 hours without seeing each other. At...
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THE BEST MAKEUP TIPS I’VE LEARNED
My interest in beauty and glamour comes entirely from my mother and elder sister’s influence. Mom told me how she woke up on the day of her scheduled C-section and carefully applied her eyeliner as she did every day--a true commitment to vanity! In my...
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HOW TO PLAN A GIRLS’ TRIP
Now that we have a renewed appreciation for the freedom to travel, many of you might be making up for a lost time, and planning holidays with both family and friends. I recently returned from one such holiday that I took with my girl gang....
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DEAR MOM: DO LESS!
What comes to mind when you think about Mother’s Day? You probably think of brunch, a bouquet of flowers, and greeting card sentiments, all enveloped in an aura of springtime prettiness. Mother’s Day traditionally celebrates moms at the surface level; we are sweet little women...
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SPRING CLEANING
What is spring for the rest of the world is actually the start of summer for South Indians, but there is one seasonal trend that is worth following no matter what the climate: spring cleaning! Especially if you’re one of the many whose online shopping...
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WOMEN WHO BROKE THE MOULD
Aditi Mammen Gupta Aditi Mammen Gupta is a food formulator, recipe blogger, entrepreneur, fitness enthusiast, and doting mother. This multi-hyphenate powerhouse first entered the industry with Posh Nosh, a gourmet sauces and spreads company that is pure vegetarian with zero preservatives. As she grew even...
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MARRIAGE IN 2022
With Valentine’s Day approaching, it got me thinking about marriage and relationships, and how they are changing in today’s India. We are seeing a much higher incidence of situations that merely one generation ago would be considered an anomaly, such as cohabitation without being married,...
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NEW YEAR NEW APPROACH
Happy New Year Provoke readers! I’m sure you have skimmed plenty of the usual articles that proliferate around this time of the year, about what resolutions are worth making and how to stick to them. Rest assured that the following is a different type of...
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MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST
As I said, regardless of religion, these days many families celebrate Christmas in some form: erecting a tree, decorating cookies, and exchanging gifts. But I was curious about the traditions of families who have been celebrating it for generations, long before the internet brought the...
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