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“IN THE NEAR FUTURE, EVERY PERSON WILL SEEK A PERFORMANCE COACH”
The whole country seems to be awaiting the truth behind actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. We wouldn’t want to jump into the bandwagon of name calling, media trials and accusing people… what we would like instead is to know the process of pressure that begins...
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CREATING A HOME FOR YOU, AWAY FROM HOME
A home away from home. Most hotels will claim this with much pride. But do many of them live up to it? Not really. I’ve spent close to a decade-and-a-half as a hotel reviewer and I might have come across a handful of properties that...
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FOR THE CHENNAI ART LOVER
What led to the idea behind setting up a studio like Vennba? Vennba is a Pencil & Monk initiative, originally started to serve repeated requests from customers across residential, hospitality, institutional and office segments. Taking responsibility for the curation of art, collectibles and installations was...
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THE NEW WAY TO EDUCATE
As someone who identifies as an educator – how has the lock-down affected the way you impart education, be it arts, crafts, or whatever else? Education facilitates the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development of children. The lockdown has highly affected the educational system which...
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THE FUTURE OF FASHION
The pandemic has indeed brought a couple of interesting changes to our day to day lives. The fashion industry has and will continue to see a massive shift in the way its consumers shop and style themselves post the pandemic lockdown. And these changes are...
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LIGHTS, CAMERA & ‘ACTION’
Sometimes, it takes a job to nudge sensuality back into your bedroom. Take the matter of capturing nudes. What better model than your partner? When you treat nude photography as an assignment, you get to explore the sensual side of your partner that you long...
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COMPLETING CIRCLES
Almost a decade ago, I was planning quite haphazardly to leave for Mumbai, as my dream-job came crashing down and plans were quite unapologetically thrust down my throat. I was forced to choose between two situations, one offering something fresh — a new beginning and...
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WHY ARE WE BEHAVING LIKE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER?
Pretense is humanity’s greatest identity. Because it strikes a familiarity. A familiarity we have grown up with, learning to ‘overlook’ things, ‘act’ as if nothing happened, and ‘behave normally.’ It’s so ingrained in us that we know nothing more than to go back to our...
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THE SADNESS YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT
There’s one question I have been avoiding. How are you doing? ‘Okay’ wasn’t the answer. ‘Not okay’ would take longer. And I didn’t know where to begin. Or, if I could tell you. Can I? I know all about ‘it’s okay to talk’, but you...
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BACK TO MOTHER NATURE
As I talk to Eldo Pachilakkadan, he has just finished his lunch – half a jackfruit. But then, for Eldo, there is no such thing as lunch and dinner. When he is hungry, he plucks a few fruits from his garden and eats them, just...
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