5 Must Have Indian Accessories in Your Wardrobe- From Craftsvilla

For that perfect look, fashion accessories are a must. Be it a tiny bindi on the forehead or metal bangles worn on the hand, we Indian women can accentuate our beauty by incorporating them into our day to day dressing. And not restricting them to women, today fashion accessories are part of a man’s wardrobe too. Accessories are more of a personal style statement. In a country as diverse as ours, you could find a plethora of ethnic accessories, that in recent times, have not only become chic and trendy but they could be adorned with practically any attire. Craftsvilla.com

Madaari- My Weekend Movie

It is a week of big movie releases in the country, and Madaari was my pick. This much awaited film has an interesting ensemble of actors. The extremely talented Irrfan Khan plays the lead, with Vishesh Bansal and Jimmy Shergill making up the rest of the cast. Irrfan Khan to me is one of those versatile actors who could practically play any role with ease. I loved his wit and subtle humor in Piku and the calmness and maturity portrayed in Life of Pi. But with Madaari, Irrfan Khan has reached all together a new height. His role of Nirmal

7 Tax Saving Strategies for Salaried Individuals

At the end of every financial year, many tax payers frantically make investments to minimize taxes, without adequate knowledge of the various available options. The Income Tax Act offers many more incentives and allowances, apart from the popular 80C, which could reduce tax liability substantially for the salaried individuals. Here are seven smart tips to help you save more and reduce taxes. Salary Restructuring Restructuring your salary may not always be possible. But if your company permits, or if you are on good terms with your HR department, restructuring a few components could reduce your tax liability. Opt for food

Kabali Mania Grips the Nation

July 22, 2016- For many, this date would be a “self” declared national holiday. ‘Cause it’s the day when their very own Super Star, from the south of the Vindhyas, has a movie release- Kabali If you think you have experienced fanaticism, wait until you have seen a “First Day First Show” of a Rajini movie. Not long ago, in a popular theatre in Egmore in Chennai, I experienced this unique fanaticism. As early as 4.00 am in the morning fans gathered around the life sized cut out of the actor to perform “paal abhisekam” (a holy bath with milk).

We Aren’t a Country of Just Snake Charmers

My family was excited. The “cousin” in the household was to wed a beautiful French damsel. The youngster had left the country to pursue his masters in the United States, and seek greener pastures in corporate America. It was here that love blossomed between the two and after a whirlwind courtship they decided to get married. The family in India took it all easy. They were happy that their son had finally decided to “settle” down, and were excited at the prospect of interacting with a family that was not only foreign to them but also spoke a language that

The Life & Times of a City that was Once Bangalore

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful city called Bangalore. It was calm, peaceful and boasted of salubrious weather throughout the year. And then the unforeseen happened. The city was struck by bad governance, corruption and an uncontrolled growth of the concrete jungle. What followed is traffic jams, garbage piles at every corner and poor infrastructure support for the common man. Not to forget the dwindling green spaces, that once earned the city the title of “Garden city”. I still remember the day I left Bangalore in 2005. As my flight took off from the old Bangalore airport, I

Received a Lewd Message? Speak up & Report the Matter

The Delhi police arrested a young man, for tormenting around 1500 women with obscene calls and lewd messages. It was a sadistic pleasure that had apparently stemmed out of his frustration of being rejected by women in the past. He would dial random numbers and if the call was answered by a woman, the number would be saved to view their profile pictures on WhatsApp. What would then begin is a barrage of obscene messages and videos to their mobiles. Some years back, when mobile phones had just become a part and parcel of our lives, I was a similar