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Droplets of Fashion!

Lots of people have a love and hate relation with the Monsoons. After few agonizing months of scorching heat it is indeed a welcome and happy change when the sky turns black. The thundering sounds and the droplets of water bring a huge relief to everything and every living being on this earth. When the…

Coat me up!

Winter is the best season to flaunt your clothes and style, despite of the frosty wind. The leaves are falling from the trees and the days are getting colder and shorter with unannounced bouts of rains, but there is no stopping our fashion enthusiasts from flooding the shops and buying all kinds of snugly jerseys…

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Gigi Hadid for Tommy Hilfiger!

What happens when fashion’s prodigy and one of the most influential fashion empires fuse their creative vision? What happens at the climax of the confluence of brilliant energies that the fashion world adores to the core? Well you have the dream collaboration of Palestinian beauty and fashion’s ‘it’ girl, supermodel Gigi Hadid, with the American…

Going Green! Wonderla Hyderabad installs 500kW solar plant!

Developed as an eco-friendly measure, solar power generation capacity will be expanded unlimitedly at Wonderla, Hyderabad. Hyderabad, September 20th, 2016: The newly opened Wonderla Amusement Park, Hyderabad, has become the first amusement park in the country to set up a solar plant with an installed capacity of 500kW. Mr Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Secretary, Information Technology, Electronics…

The Magic Of Madhubani!

Whether it is the Nalanda University, the ancient erudite centre of learning or the transcendental Bodh Gaya treasuring rich history or the panoramic landscape of Bhagalpur, Bihar, they are enveloped with subtle attractions for which the traveler needs to have a profound taste. But the real pride of Bihar lies in its proficient artisans who…

MAHI CHANGEZI – TANDOORY PLA RAD PRIK!

Tandoory Pla Rad Prik is a part of the food fest at Pride Hotels, Pune, by Chef Aman Tandon. This delicious dish is a great addition to the food spread of any occasion.  CLAY OVEN SEARED POMFRET IN A LIP SMACKING THAI MARINADE Plaa Raad Prik (pla rad prik) is a whole Pomfret fish, seared in…

Fashion Trend: Net For Sheer Style!

If you are looking for something sexy to wear this summer without being too obvious about it, look no further than one of the most prevalent trend of Spring Summer 2016 coming for your rescue. A big hit in both couture and ready-to-wear collections of Spring Summer 2016, net has trapped the imagination of celebrities…

Kantha – Labour Of Love From The Heart Of Bengal!

Growing up in Bengal and being a true-blue Bengali has enabled me to witness the profuse handloom and handicraft of Bengal. Ranging from the ornate Baluchari of Bankura-Bishnupur to the drapes of taant and the rustic sensuality of terracotta to the paper-like texture of Dhakai-jamdani. Kantha embroidery on fabrics is one such manifestation of the rich…

SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE MONTH – GOURMET AFFAIR AT PRIDE HOTEL!

Independence day is the day that our motherland fulfilled her destiny to be free. For the hospitality sector in the country, the month of Independence is a time for reaffirming the values of “Atithi Devo Bhavah” and cherishing the cultural ethos that truly define Indian Hospitality. Tourism and hospitality is a matter of national pride and we are committed to promoting our hotel…

Psychedelia At Moschino’s 2017 Collection in L.A!

Los Angeles was an amazing host for the launch of Moschino’s 2017 launch of men’s Spring 2017 and women’s Resort 2017 collection as the city witnessed a burst of colors and a throng of celebrities heading there for the runway show. The adopted city of the show’s creative director Jeremy Scott, L.A hosted the event as…

Kalamkari And The Indian Fashion Week!

For all those who want to channel timeless ethnic this season, look no further and say hello to Kalamkari! The term ‘Kalamkari’ also known as qalamkari has been derived from the Persian word ghalam that refers to pen and kari that indicates craftsmanship. In other words Kalamkari refers to pen-work. Considered to be as old as…

How To Be Sporty Chic!

“Everyday is a fashion show and the world is the Runway” – Coco Chanel How many of you have been fans of Maria Sharapova or the Williams sisters? Well I have always admired their mastery over the game and more so the striking personal style they bring into the court. It is no doubt they…

It Must’ve Been Something He Wrote by Nikita Deshpande

Book: It Must’ve Been Something He Wrote Author: Nikita Deshpande About the book: When obsessive book-lover (ahem, book snob) Amruta – Ruta – Adarkar arrives in Delhi to work as a marketing executive for Parker-Hailey’s Publishing, she learns that the world of books is not as cozy as she’d imagined. Her eccentric taskmaster of a boss…

Chanel Coco Cuba Cruise 2017 Show!

The trend has been to take the fashion shows outside the fashion capitals in the recent years, and Chanel took it to another level when it staged the Chanel Coco Cuba Cruise 2017 show in Havana, Cuba. The show had a lot of cultural significance as it was the first time in 40 years that…

Photos And Posters To Personalize Your Room!

Home spells familiarity and comfort, a place where you are in your comfort zone. A place which is uniquely and undeniably you. And, what better way is there to add that quintessential me quotient to your room than by using some of your favourite memories that you would love to look back to? Throw in some…

Independence Day Special At Wonderla!

Wonderla Announces Limited Period Offer at Rs 790 Hyderabad; August 11th 2016: Wonderla Amusement Park-Hyderabad, which has been enthralling its visitors in Hyderabad for the past few months, is celebrating the 70th Independence Day by sharing the joy with its patrons. The amusement park is offering a special limited period offer for the guests. Under…

Dhokra – The Ode to an ancient heritage!

Known for its rich cornucopia of culture, Bengal is home to some of the finest weaves and crafting techniques that draws enthusiastic admirers from the world over. Whether it is the poush-mela of Shantiniketan or the emporiums strewn across Kolkata, the city is replete with Dhokra jewelleries and home decor items. Dhokra is a traditional…

Make Way For Mismatched Kitchen Cabinets!

If you are one of those who cannot decide on whether you want a latte or a cappuccino in the morning, deciding what kind of kitchen cabinets should be installed in the house is equivalent to a nightmare. You can change the coffee next day but changing the wooden cabinets won’t be that easy if you…

How to slay as a bridesmaid!

Who doesn’t love attending a wedding? The roaring excitement of enthusiastic guests, the play of lights, the tantalizing scent of flowers and the gleam of joy at spotting the blushing bride and groom are the streaks that make wedding an affair to remember! But decking up for a wedding is not a cake walk especially when you…

Chennai – Mahabalipuram Travel Diary!

I travel to discover. I travel to rediscover. Nothing gives me the high that travelling does! Savouring in the exquisiteness of a new place swathed in the glory of mesmerizing onlookers. Striking a chord with people who speak a different language by connecting through shared emotions and gastronomic adventures that leave you craving for more. It…

Bring A Touch Of The Harry Potter World To Your Life!

Granted that we never got our Hogwarts acceptance letter when we were eleven (I blame Voldemort!), that does not mean that we have let our inner witch/wizard die. With “Harry Potter and the cursed Child” out and about, it’s time to re-kindle the Potter fire within us! So if you have always dreamt of being whisked away…

Radio Mirchi launches ‘Mirchi Happy Times’!

Hyderabad, 26th July 2016: The most popular radio channel, Radio Mirchi, is all set to once again pump up the energy levels for Hyderabad city folks. ‘Mirchi Happy Times’ is a novel concept engaging the entire community in health, fitness and happiness activities which was officially launched at a grand gala event held today. Chief…

POWDER ROOMS FOR YOUR HOUSE!

Most of us try to refrain from the very cringe worthy idea of public toilets , the horrible stink, the dirty toilet wear or the water split sink, yes that is a common phenomenon in the public toilets! Imagine the same scene in your house , in your bathroom , this situation turns into a…

20 Wardrobe Essentials to Claim For Yourself!

The 20’s are a difficult terrain to navigate, what with all the challenges that come from being a young adult. It is the time when you want to do your best while looking your best but sadly, real life sometimes gets in the middle of your fierce AF fashion game. Having these 20 wardrobe essentials that…

Marriages made in Heaven and Weddings done in gardens!

Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara attained a cult status for our generation. Right from the bonding among friends to the coming-of-age of each protagonist through the conquest of fear. The movie can be watched and re-watched again and again for the sheer magic it weaved onscreen. But as a worshipper of aesthetics, I loved the ending with the…

Startup Cricket League, 2016 launches with a bang in Hyderabad!

The IPL of Startup community, Startup Cricket League (SCL), expands to Delhi, Bangalore and Jaipur apart from Hyderabad Hyderabad, 20th July 2016: The one of a kind exciting amalgamated concept, Startup Cricket League (SCL) today announced its launch for the year 2016 by organizing a grand gala event in the city. Chief Guest and Brand…

Kashmir’s Weaves of the Valley!

Whether it is the majestic shikara ride in the Dal Lake as you witness the curl of water dancing to the rhythm of the oars or the euphoria of skiing in Gulmarg in the bed of pristine white snow or living poetry in the confluence of green meadows, heaping mountains embroidered with deciduous forest and…

Monsoon Magic!

Pitter patter, pitter patter, Splash some water or float paper boats in the puddles. With the onset of monsoon, mommies are you all set to roast some corn and fry some bhajiya? But, before you do that, sit back with a simmering hot cup of tea and read about how you can save your house from monsoon menace and create some monsoon…

All The Fashion At BET Awards 2016!

The red was carpet was set for the BET Awards 2016 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and it was a fabulous night with some amazing performances and gave us some serious fashion goals. The night saw 5 performances dedicated to Prince, who was no more earlier this year. It also saw the celebrities present at the…

10 Best Fashion Moments From The MMVA 2016!

The red carpet was rolled out at the Queen Street in Toronto on 19 June, 2016, for the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards (MMVA) and it saw a lot of style! The event which has been termed as the ‘biggest block party’ for the summer lived up to its expectations. The celebs dressed in their casual best and gave us…

All The Fashion At 2016 Tony Awards!

The night was of the 2016 Tony Awards. It was the biggest night of the year for the Broadway bigwigs as all of the theatre industry assembled together in New York City to honor the best amongst them. It was hosted by the comedian James Corden. The ceremony was held in a solemn atmosphere as everyone…

Fashion Trend: Body Jewellery Is the New IT Accessory!

Summer – The season when it is perfectly acceptable to show off a little skin to cool off. Also the perfect time to flaunt the accessory trend for 2016, body jewellery! Body jewellery came back to the fashion forefront in 2015. Now, in summer 2016, it is in full force with celebrities and fashionistas embracing it alike…

CORN & CAJUN SPICED NUTTY SUCCOTASH TACO!

Don’t we all just love the rains and the smell of wet Earth? After a long dry spell, the monsoons are finally here and it’s time to kick back and enjoy the weather while munching on hot, savoury snacks! And what better snack than spiced sweet corn on a rainy day. Chef Aman Tandon from Pride…

Ethnic and Western Fusion: Pant Style Saree!

Saree is the quintessential Indian outfit. It’s sleek, stylish and makes you look like a million bucks. A culturally rich Indian wear with great heritage, a saree’s draping style varies with every region. From the everyday Indian women to the celebrities, the saree is a must have in every wardrobe. This classic instantly amps up the glamour…

Awadhi Food Special!

Awadhi cuisine is local to Lucknow and comprises of Mughal and Nawabi dishes. It is a speciality that is both rare to come by and difficult to resist. Here Chef Aman Tandon from Pride Hotel, Pune, brings to all you Soul readers some of his mouthwatering, secret Awadhi recipes! Now we can all bring some of Lucknow’s best…

Eid Special: PATHAR KA GOSHT!

The hyderabadi delicacy – PATHAR KA gosht is specially dedicated to the festivities of eid as it dates back to the delicacies from the royal kitchens of The Nizams of Hyderabad. The ingredients are full of medicinal values and aromatic secrets. PATHAR KA GOSHT goes best with the GILAFFY KULCHA. Find the recipe for this Eid Special:…

How Bollywood Divas Sizzled At IIFA 2016!

Spain got a feel of Bollywood‘s hues this year as the green carpet (yes, green – not red) for the International Indian Film Academy Awards 2016 was rolled out at Madrid.  The who’s who of the Bollywood film industry assembled to celebrate the best and the brightest among them for the year of 2015. IIFA 2016 saw celebrities making stunning fashion…

Fashion Trend: Plaid Joins The Fashion Party!

Spring Summer 2016 has brought a lot of evergreen trends to the forefront once again and plaid is one them. It is not acknowledged as a trend anymore as it has become more of a wardrobe staple these days. If you don’t have atleast one plaid piece in your closet, then your wardrobe is not complete or up-to-date with the fashion…

Home Decor Trend: Mixed Metals!

Have you ever had a day when you thought that your stainless steel dining table is not going with those gold door handles? We all did on multiple occasions. Often we are left hunting the stores to find matching metal articles for our home. And no doubt about it, it is extremely difficult to find them. Here…

Fashion Trend: Ear Crawlers Are The New Cuffs!

If you are on the look out for a new fashion trend to add oomph to your everyday fashion, look no further than the ear crawler! Yes, you heard that right and no, it is not a creepy insect that likes to make its home in your ear canals. If you want to take your earring…

Fashion Trend: The Half Moon Bag!

Last year, it was the bucket. And this year, it’s the half-moon. What am I talking about? I am talking about bag styles of course! The half moon bag has taken the runways by storm this year. In this year’s quest to be the IT bag of the season the winner undoubtedly is the half-moon bag that is having…

Fashion for the green thumbs!

Hey my green thumb aficionados. How have you all been? How many of you have switched to frown mode deciding on what to wear to your green getaway? How many of you have been inappropriately dressed for gardening by wearing anything and everything that you can lay your hands on? Well time to bid adieu to…

Candles Can Do Wonders For Your Decor!

If there is anything that is woefully understated and underestimated in home décor, it is the omnipresent candle. Candles can do wonders for your decor. They are present in almost every home, but little do people realize the true potential of candles in turning your home into a relaxing, inviting space full of positive energy. Unless you…

MANGO LASSI SORBET IN KIWI FRUIT CASINGS!

Who doesn’t love a mango lassi during the summers? Yes, who needs a smoothie when we can have a chilled glass of mango lassi? Now, who doesn’t love sorbet? To top it all, imagine a mango lassi sorbet set into kiwi fruit casings! You heard that right. This exotic sweet dish has got all the…

Fashion Trend: Gladiators Are The Go-To Shoes This Year!

2015 has turned into 2016, but the one trend that has not changed since the onset of a new fashion year is that of the gladiator shoes. Fierce during Autumn/Fall, they are back for the Spring/Summer 2016 collection in a whole new range of styles and designs. These sandals have turned from a fashion fad to a staple in…

Fashion Trend: Ruffle Style!

If you are one of those people who think that ruffles belong only in the wardrobes of toddlers and on the hems of little girls’ skirts, you are mistaken. Ruffle style is one of the hottest fashion trends for spring/summer, 2016. This decorative trim on the garments is ruling the roost on the runway! For…

MOSAIC MAGIC

Every drop counts when filling up a bucket. Well we designers think that every element counts while creating a space. Today lets swap these elements with little mosaic tiles, and lets not underestimate the power of each broken piece. Mosaic can create miracles. Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of…

A Kitsch Story from Couture to Cushions!

“People will stare. Make it worth their while”– Harry Winston How many of you love listening to Katy Perry and all the more is mesmerized by her distinctive sense of style? Well I do. I just love the confidence in her to do kitsch and nail it every time like no other. Unlike its counterparts,…

KAIRI MURGH NIZAAMI!

Here comes the monsoon! How can we forget the pleasure of eating with family. Staying indoor and doing up some easy cooking can bring sheer joy to all. Here is an opportunity to learn new recipes using seasonal mangoes. Chef Aman Tandon brings yet again a new recipe using mango pulp and chicken – Kairi murge nizaami style. You will…

FASHIONABLE GYMWEAR FOR SUMMERS!

“When I met you in the summer…” While the Indian summer entails great heat and humidity, summers are also the perfect time to head to the beach, and for those (not so faint hearted) among us with killer curves to flaunt them in a one (or dare we say) two piece. If you however don’t…

South African Safari : Summer Special!

Jungle jungle baat chali hai pata chala hai. Well with the release of everyone’s favorite childhood movie the jungle book, this summer I decided to experience it in reality. So I packed my bags and booked a trip with my family to the world’s most famous jungles the savannas of Africa. My trip to South…

Make rush for your RUSTIC GARDEN!!!

For all my green thump aficionados who have been thinking of giving their garden a makeover, how about a rustic garden? Rustic garden entails keeping the natural environment of your garden intact and yet playing up with the décor that would impart a vintage and rustic feeling. Although remaining true to the natural setting is…

Sonam Kapoor Cannes 2016 Lookbook!

“Life’s too short to wear boring clothes” Fashion is nothing if there is no drama, no spice, no risk and no fun. When it comes to personal style and perfection there’s no stopping Sonam Kapoor. The Bollywood’s resident fashionista known for her unpredictable yet impeccable sense of style emerges as the trendsetter and steals the…

Eat, Drink, Rave, Repeat- at Toit Brewpub, Bangalore!

“It takes an Army of talented and creative people to execute A Successful Restaurant”. Bangalore, famously dubbed as the Pub city is considered as the most fun city in India. Targeting the college crowd, Bangalore sets the ball rolling for parties and offers you a tipple. Be it house music or trance, the city gets…

Festival de Cannes!

The Cannes Festival named until 2002 as the International Film Festival and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is one of the most talked about, together with…

BUILDING BOOKS!

Spring has gone but with the busy life style most of us Indians might bunked the spring cleaning .With the scorching temperatures comes the signal of the summer holiday. For all the families who are not travelling it is the chance to invest some time in your house. Homes are taken for granted, we often…

White shirt with a twist !

SS16 has brought every woman’s wardrobe staple – “The White Shirt” onto the ramp in a big way, by giving it a twist! So, move over boring button down shirts… it is time to find a unique white shirt to fill the wardrobe with. The twist could be anything from a literal twist in the…

Go Boho this Summer!

Remember Sonakshi Sinha in her musical debut ‘Aaj mood Ishqholic hai’? Apart from the peppy number what struck the audience was Sonakshi’s easy breezy and uber-cool look that unequivocally pronounced bohemian style! Fringe top layered with fringe kimono and teamed up with distressed denim shorts, layered neckpieces and a generous stack of trinkets and baubles,…

My home, My style!

Home is where the heart lies, widely considered as a quote this proverb is indeed more of a fact. In today’s home story I unwind to you that corner of my house which lets my be who we are, where we meet, greet and celebrate the smallest joys with the ones we love. That part…

Superbowl Of Fashion!

The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of…

YANKEE DOODLER’S LOLLY!

ROASTED COCONUT SHAVINGS SMEARED OVER CRUMBLED COOKIES , CHOCOLATE ROLLS WITH GOODNESS OF DRYFRUITS AND MALTED DRINK MIX – RELISHED AS AN ENERGY BITE BY ONE AND ALL OF ALL AGES Ingredients 100 gms LEFTOVER CRUMBLED BUISCUITS – CRUSHED TO POWDER AS A BINDING AGENT 200 GMS milk chocolate 50 gms grated chocolate 1/2 cup…

Fashion Trend: Wear Your Shirt Backwards!

Just when you thought that the street stylists have run out of ideas and there is nothing new that can catch their fancy and that of the fashion gurus, comes the trend that is either outright bizarre or exceedingly cool, depending upon how you see it. Yes, I am talking about the case of wearing…

Celebrity Spa! IOSIS

Spa is a sanctuary of a peaceful mind, where one relaxes their mind body and soul, feels refreshed and rejuvenated. To feel this little heaven on earth, there is no place better than that in the nest of a celebrity. Giving one the Midas touch. Shilpa shetty, India’s yummiest mummy, is not only the owner…

Saving spaces : Transforming balconies!

Spaces can be transformed, an extrovert space can be played in such a manner that it makes you feel cozy, homely and comfortable. Balconies have etched their mark in history, be it Shakespeare’s Romeo Juliet or the beautiful jarokhars of the rajputs. It’s time to feel like a princess, standing on your jharokha and capturing…

Be Ready For Summer With These Cute Crop Tops!

Summer is here! It is the time to bring out your denim shorts and pretty tops to look your fabulous best! After all, summer is the best time to flaunt your skin without going over the top. Cropped tops and off-shoulder tops are the new trend that everyone just adores at the moment and rightly…

Sui Dhaga or String Earing!

Sui dhaga earrings or string earrings are making a splash this season. The trend can be seen sported by the likes of Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence. This super cool jewellery trend is laid back and chic all at the same time. It can be worn with your Western wear as well as Indian wear.…

CHAMPAGNE MANGO FOAM ! By Chef Aman Tandon

Molecular gastronomy is a sub discipline of food science that seeks to investigate the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur while cooking. Its programme includes three axes, as cooking was recognized to have three components, which are social, artistic and technical. Molecular cooking is one application of molecular gastronomy; it means cooking with modern tools. Molecular cuisine is a modern style…

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Skin and Body Spa Offer!

Soul brings you the selective products for skin and body spa. What can be better than soaking in the bath tub and enjoying the summer as most of the time being indoor is out of choice. Natural skin oil, herbal soap and Ayurvedic shampoo are the best combination to rejuvenate the soul. What more, all this is…

Beat the heat, Senorita!

Just as much we love fast fashion, a great deal of merchandise from high-street stores are made from poly-blends that simply aren’t breathable, and will often hold on to sweat stains. Eww! To stay cool on steamy days, it’s best seek out materials like cotton but any variety will do—as the fibers are hollow in…

The Biggest Indian Fashion Parade!

India’s fashion map has seen many evolving trends and of course its biggest influence is Bollywood. Bollywood being the hub of movie and luxury, depicts fashion like no other. The fashion designers who are a rave, the innumerous fashion shows, beauty pageants, Bollywood seems to adhere to all of these events. Lets take a look…

Paperbag waist

What is trending? Paper-bag waists are! And, who would have thought that they would be back in such a big way. “All for the good of fashion!” is what we at SOUL think. We especially loved Phillip Lim’s Spring Summer 2016 collection which was full of paperbag skirts and trousers. It’s true that the paper bag…

Mellon Mela – THE MELON ODYSSEY!

Unique and innovative summer recipes from Chef Tandon! Specially for SOUL readers. The Pride Hotel Pune – brings you lip smacking easy-fruity-exotic recipes hulled out from the goodness of this great fruit of summer – water mellon. The recipes are to allure you to incorporate the divine hydrator in the scorching summers as part of breakfast, lunch…

Royalty and Fashion!

All you need to know about Kate Middleton’s India visit! There is something about royal fashion such that it becomes a sensation with just the mention of it. The visuals of elegance and propriety are manifested both through fashion and body language. The impeccable fabric, classic cut, sharp detailing, master draping and fine craftsmanship combined…

Date Night!

It’s Saturday night and what do you know? It’s date night already and with it comes the same old dilemma of what to wear and how to wear it without looking over the top or too down trodden… We at soul have three perfect date night outfit ideas to help you look just right. For…