Raj Thandhi

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TOIFA 2013

What an amazing experience I had covering the first annual Times of India Film Awards (April 4-6) – it was a phenomenal opportunity. How does a fashion and style writer end up at a Bollywood awards show; one she’s a…

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Vaisakhi Activities for Kids, and a Lesson About Balancing Two Cultures

A popular post from the archives on celebrating Vaisakhi with your kids … Last weekend we took our kids to an Easter Egg hunt at a friend’s place, and then bought them their annual treat of bunny shaped chocolates on…

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Favourite Find: Dance with Madhuri

Today’s favourite find is an easy way to exercise and learn some Bollywood dance moves.  (This post is not sponsored but I have the biggest girl crush ever on Madhuri Dixit) {Madhui in the film Aaja Nachle – Image Courtesy Yash Raj…

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Going Gluten Free – Hashimoto’s Disease

I’ve hinted at my new gluten free diet in other posts, and shared a lot of my meals on instagram; but I’ve struggled with talking about why I’m on this new diet for over a month now. A few of…

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Shopping Ban Update: This is Harder Than it Looks!

{ Tee Shirt and Cardigan: Old Navy, Scarf: Indian Market} If you are new here (welcome!) you might want to check out these posts on my current shopping ban: Part One: Why I’m on a Self-Imposed Shopping Ban   Part…

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How to Wear Emerald Green

You’ve probably already heard the news; emerald green has been selected as colour of the year by Pantone, and pretty soon malls across the country will be overflowing with clothes and accessories in this deep hue. I’ve always associated emeralds…

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Favourite Find: Dabur Amla Hair Oil

Dabur Amla Hair Oil is a staple in most homes in India. The stuff is kind of greasy, doesn’t smell great, and I’m sure has some ingredients that would make health nuts go crazy, but it works magic on over-processed,…

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Currently Coveting & A Shopping Ban Update!

So I’m twenty days into my intentional shopping ban and this is kind of hard! As soon as you tell yourself you can’t do something it becomes so enticing. I haven’t bought any clothes for myself since late October, but…

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Chai Chat: I’m on a (Self-Imposed) Shopping Ban

{This week I’m enjoying tea in my super-sized Twitter mug c/o McCafe, doing some painting, and catching up on some light reading!} I’m on a Shopping Ban….. As of January 1st, I’ve put myself on a shopping ban for 3…

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DIY: Paint Your Shoes with Nail Polish

Have you ever been really bored on a Friday night and decided you are going to paint your shoes with nail polish? No, really? Don’t despair, I’ve been there and have a really cool DIY to share. Yup, I actually changed the…

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Clothing Budget: How Much Should You Spend on Clothes?

Setting a clothing budget is a topic that I’ve shied away from writing about because I don’t really have a set budget. However, a few readers have gotten in touch to ask me about how much to budget each year…

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