Kandaghat – travel journal by Vernika Awal

Kandaghat

Kandaghat

Imagine waking up in the morning to a steaming cup of coffee, at a place surrounded by lush green hills, chirping birds and a nip in the air. Wouldn’t it be an ideal setup for all of us who’re craving for simplicity in the hectic urban lives that we lead? Well, you know you deserve a break like this once in a while. So head to the hills and breathe in some freshness into that exhausted body!

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Homemade moisturizer for winters

Photo Credit: www.doterraeveryday.com

Photo Credit: www.doterraeveryday.com

I love moisturizing my skin all throughout the year. However, winter months are special, because I love making homemade moisturizers during this time of the year. Today I am going to share one of my favourite winter moisturizers that is not only super easy to make but is very beneficial for the skin too—I like to call it my ‘skin food’ for frosty months.

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How I cured menstrual cramps

Photo Credit: blog.pslove.co

Photo Credit: blog.pslove.co

It’s been 15 years since I got my first period; amidst this long span of time, my body has changed in many ways and so has my lifestyle—I have put on weight (almost 20 kilos more), I have a sedentary lifestyle, exercising is once-in-a-blue-moon kind of affair, I don’t have a fixed eating schedule, I often skip meals, I drink too much coffee (almost 3 to 4 cups a day), I live in one of the most polluted cities of India (New Delhi) and the list is too darn long… However, in the middle of all these life-modifications, one thing that has been a constant for me ever since my first period is – unbearable cramp. My mother tried homeopathy on me for a while when I was younger, it didn’t really work wonders for me.

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Amrapali’s Zardozi Collection

Silver Gold Plated Crystal Mosaic Zardozi Pearl Choker by Amrapali

Silver Gold Plated Crystal Mosaic Zardozi Pearl Choker by Amrapali

Zardozi is a Persian word that means sewing with gold string. Zardozi attained its summit in the 17th century, under the patronage of Mughal Emperors. The art of zardozi was revived along with many traditional methods of embroidery in the middle of this century, after its decline with the Mughal patronage.

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Interplay with Mashru Silk

Sanjay Garg SS16

Sanjay Garg SS16

Sanjay Garg is known for reviving Indian heritage through the indigenous sari, which has withstood the onslaught of time and the ubiquitous gown. Sanjay Garg of the eponymous label, Raw Mango, a debutant at the Amazon India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 in association with Maybelline NY, was the opening designer this season.

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