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Priyanka Acharya

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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UP IN THE AIR
Chennai dwellers are notorious for being travel junkies, with some equating happiness with booking a ticket and knowing their next holiday is on the horizon. This is because while Chennai is a lovely place to call home, it doesn’t have much variety in terms of...
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SKIN IS IN!
Skin is in baby! And I’m not talking about revealing outfits, though that is certainly the case too. The five years before the pandemic hit were dominated by heavy, glamorous make-up, with beauty YouTubers disseminating tips and tricks formerly limited to professional make up artists....
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LEARNING FROM THE NEW NORMAL
Start the Party Early For the 12 years that I have lived in Chennai, socialising has been a nocturnal event. Invited to someone’s house for drinks and dinner on a Saturday evening in America? This means hiring the babysitter from 6:30 to 11:00pm, maybe midnight....
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