Spotlight: In Conversation with SkyHarbor

Keshav Dhar, guitarist of indie rock band, SkyHarbor talks to us about the evolution of the band’s sound and more.

By Arundhati – December 12th, 2016
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Sound Advice: Don’t Drop The Mic!

Drunk or sober, singer or not, we all love karaokes. And here’s your sure shot list of the best karaoke nights around Mumbai

By Arundhati – December 9th, 2016

Lennon Fans, Unite!

Times, they were a-tumultuous, indeed! On his 36th death anniversary, we look back John Lennon’s incredible life and times through these five exceptional films.

By Arundhati – December 8th, 2016

5 Fitness Apps That Work As Your Personal Trainer

Can’t afford to hire a coach? These five fitness apps double up as personal trainers for your workouts at the gym or at home.

By Pallavi Kedia – December 8th, 2016
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Broke Again? Try These Simple Tips To Save Money

Saving a bit at the end of the month is not rocket science if you do your bit every day.

By indibeat staff – December 7th, 2016

Midweek Inspiration: 5 Powerful Poems from the Legendary Amrita Pritam

If words could cast a spell, then Amrita Pritam was a sorceress for sure.

By Silvy Kalra – December 7th, 2016

C For Cider, S for Spirit

With C being our choice of S for Christmas. Here’s a look into the delicious and heartwarming world of Indian cider.

By Mineli Goswami – December 6th, 2016

The Multi-Tasking World of Web Series

Actors act, writers write, and directors direct. But, in the world of Indian web series, conventional lines merge and good shit happens.

By Pallavi Kedia – December 6th, 2016

Up, Up, And Away: A Beginner’s Guide to Mountaineering in India

If the mountains are calling and you must go, here’s where you can brush up on your climbing skills first.

By Mineli Goswami – December 5th, 2016
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Baking for Generations: Five Old-School Cake Shops in Bandra

These classic bakeries have seen many Christmases come and go. Go, grab a patties, and a story or two from them.

By Arundhati – December 2nd, 2016
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Ground Report: Wholesale Markets in Delhi Hit By Demonetization

A brief look at how the currency ban has affected widespread sections and people in the country, even those who are not on Twitter.

By Tamanna Naseer – December 2nd, 2016

5 Natural Drinks To Help You Detox This Party Season

And they don’t even take five minutes to whip up!

By Neha – December 1st, 2016

Go Clubbing With A New Hobby

Discover a new pursuit for your weekends through one of these cool hobby clubs across the country.

By Mineli Goswami – December 1st, 2016

Vintage Point: Old is Gold and Back!

Entrepreneur Karan Bangera travels the world to personally curate and collect vintage men’s accessories. We caught up over the ‘nostalgia’ trend and more!

By Arundhati – November 30th, 2016

The Smartphone 101 Class For Your Parents

Be a parent to your parents and install these 10 useful apps on their phone. They’ll be thrilled and you’ll be their coolest kid forever.

By indibeat staff – November 30th, 2016

From VR to Conservation: Five Artist Collectives We Love

Meet five Indian collectives that are doing some pretty inspirational work.

By Mineli Goswami – November 29th, 2016

Disorientation Guaranteed: 7 Big-City Mazes To Get Lost In

If your ultimate travel aim is to lose yourself, then these treasure troves of confusing lanes are perfect for you.

By Mineli Goswami – November 28th, 2016
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Trek Ideas: Notes from Dzuko Valley

The stunning Dzuko Valley in Northeast India is a sight for sore city eyes. Here’s an essential guide to this fabulous but completely doable trek.

By Simon Laishram – November 27th, 2016

TGIF: Five Gourmet Burgers To Bring In The Weekend

The perfect burger is a work of art and these restaurants in Mumbai certainly agree. Here’s where you can treat yourself to some of the best gourmet burgers the city has to offer.

By Neha – November 25th, 2016
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Five Ways to Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained

Simple ideas to ensure that your extended family and friends have the Best.Time.Ever. at your wedding. (No, you won’t be spending a bomb.)

By Pallavi Kedia – November 24th, 2016

Four ‘Offbeat’ Trends That Are Oh, So Mainstream Now

What was considered unconventional even two decades ago is pretty much the norm these days. We take a look at four things that people need to stop feeling cool about.

By Pallavi Kedia – November 23rd, 2016

House Hunting on Facebook? Don’t Get Taken For A Ride

If you’re using social media to find your next house, here’s some commonsense advice to make your search faster and safer.

By Tamanna Naseer – November 23rd, 2016

Weeknight Dinners: Delicious Ramen Recipes with A Twist

No matter how much you love the comfort of Maggi, it’s time to upgrade your palate with Ramen, a healthier, wholesome, and far more delicious alternative.

By Neha – November 22nd, 2016

Go Zen: Simple Ways to Include Meditation in Your Daily Life

Carve out some personal time every day with these three simple tips.

By Neha – November 21st, 2016

Bhut Jolokia: Why India’s Hottest Chilli Is A Great Food Secret

It’s hot, it’s flavourful and it’s super fragrant. Here are some of the best ways to use the fiery Bhut Jolokia in your culinary experiments.

By Simon Laishram – November 21st, 2016

Sunday Reads: Say Hello To Kashmir’s Selfie King

An interview with the charming Javid Parsa, the man behind Srinagar’s popular Kathi Junction.

By indibeat staff – November 20th, 2016

Let’s Fix You: How To Deal With Coldplay #FOMO

No tickets to the gig and feeling poor and left-out? We tell you how to kick start a Coldplay-themed house party with just the right selection of songs.

By Arundhati – November 18th, 2016

Demonetization Dramas: The Six Kinds Of People You Will Meet At The Bank

Bracing yourself to visit the nearest bank? Here are some of the folks who will be keeping you company.

By Priyanka Singh – November 18th, 2016

Life Lessons From My Boarding School

My years spent at an all-girls boarding school predictably came with a whole lot of drama…and a fair bit of wisdom.

By indibeat staff – November 18th, 2016

Where Will You Be At The Stroke Of Midnight?

Give Goa a miss this December and turn your attention to some of India’s other fabulous holiday spots. We give you 10 great New Year destinations to end 2016 on a high note.

By Tamanna Naseer – November 17th, 2016

Tune Out The World With This Ultimate Leonard Cohen Playlist

Amidst an eventful week on the world stage, musical legend Leonard Cohen quietly made his exit. We look back on his genius through 10 unforgettable songs.

By Arundhati – November 16th, 2016

No Time for the Gym? Turn to These Online Fitness Gurus

Always thought you needed a fancy gym membership to get in shape? Wrong! All you need is YouTube and these fabulous fitness channels.

By Neha – November 16th, 2016

Books v/s Devices: Notes From A Reader Who Crossed Over

Must we always pick a side in the debate between traditional books and e-readers?

By Arundhati – November 15th, 2016

First Break: Taking On the Indie Music Scene in India

Want to make it big as an indie artiste? Ronit Sarkar aka The Awkward Bong shares a few essential tips.

By Anna Kuriakose – November 15th, 2016

Delhi to Mumbai: Stories from SRK’s Youth That Make Him Who He Is

Even as Shah Rukh Khan turned 51 this month, we look at inspiring stories from his life in the 90s, back when he was just another Delhi boy.

By indibeat staff – November 14th, 2016

An Offbeat Guide To Hauz Khas Village

Give the pub crawls and food tours a break and explore these unassuming gems at Delhi’s ultimate party district, HKV.

By Arundhati – November 14th, 2016

Weekenders: Have You Caught These 2016 Releases Yet?

Take a break from the glossy universes of Marvel and DC and check out these unassuming films from 2016.

By Arundhati – November 13th, 2016

Trip Ideas: Go, Get a Slice of Sikkim

Your guide to the gorgeous Himalayan state of Sikkim, a land so charmed and welcoming, that it is often referred to as the ‘Shangri-La’ of India.

By Oishee Bhattacharyya – November 12th, 2016
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7 Indian Ashrams You Should Visit For A Spiritual Sojourn

Feel like you could do with a holiday even though you’re just back from one? What you need is some time out at these rejuvenating spiritual getaways around India.

By indibeat staff – November 9th, 2016

Are Fitness Bands Actually Worth Your Money?

Or are you better off eating clean, exercising regularly, and doing other such plebeian things? We’ve got the pros and cons for you.

By Priyanka Singh – November 9th, 2016

Midweek Feasts: Six Budget-Friendly Biriyani Joints in Delhi

Hit by a sudden and powerful craving for Dum Pukth? We understand. Here are six recommended pocket-friendly places in Delhi to satisfy your biriyani-demanding soul.

By indibeat staff – November 8th, 2016

Listen Up! Here’s How To Get People To Take You Seriously At Work

Always the office baby or the ‘quiet one’ nobody seems to figure out? Go through these simple yet effective ways to gain more respect at the workplace.

By Priyanka Singh – November 8th, 2016

The Hills Are Calling: Extreme Winter Treks for Thrill Seekers

Do you have it in you to walk on a frozen river or brave an unexpected avalanche? Here are five of India’s most daunting winter treks for all adventure junkies

By Arundhati – November 7th, 2016

Always Anxious and Overwhelmed At Work? Keep Calm and Read On

Work is and will always be stressful. But you can take charge of your anxiety with these three simple tips.

By Neha – November 7th, 2016

Trumpocalypse Now: His Finest Moments So Far

As the US election draws to a close, here’s a quick look at Donald Trump’s most glorious moments in the media this year.

By Oishee Bhattacharyya – November 6th, 2016

How Pet-Friendly Are Our Cities?

Places in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore that welcome both you and your pet for a good time!

By indibeat staff – November 5th, 2016

Try These Home Hacks With Your Next Subway Order

Ordering a Subway is possibly not the most exciting food decision to make (but it’s so easy!) Here are five ways to spice it up at home with everyday ingredients.

By Simon Laishram – November 4th, 2016

Adrenaline Capital: 5 Thrilling Weekend Activities for the Adventurous

Can’t deal with another hungover Sunday? Make the most of your weekends in Delhi with these exciting adventure sport alternatives.

By Bhaavan Goswami – November 4th, 2016

Going Green In Style

Five homegrown organic clothing labels that might appeal to the environmentally-sensitive fashionista in you.

By Harini Sriram – November 3rd, 2016

Battling the World’s Worst Hangover? Here’s How to Hide It From Your Nosy Colleagues

Midweek partying = obnoxious hangover raging through an 8-hour workday. We offer our sympathies and some tips.

By indibeat staff – November 2nd, 2016

(Not) Finding an Apartment in Mumbai

House hunting in Mumbai is a pain in the freakin’ a$$

By Anna Kuriakose – November 2nd, 2016

Fun Fitness Alternatives For Folks Who Hate The Gym

Tired of being a mule in the gym? Here are some brilliant alternatives to stay fit in Mumbai.

By Rameez Shaikh – November 1st, 2016

Time Turners: 5 Fascinating Chapters from Delhi’s Past

Explore these lesser-known historical monuments in Delhi that hark back to the capital’s rich and varied yesteryears.

By Bhaavan Goswami – October 31st, 2016

All You Need to Know About Cooking With Cold-Pressed Oil

Nutrition experts all over the world are recommending cold-pressed oil for healthier, tastier meals. We take a closer look.

By Priyanka Singh – October 31st, 2016
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Tossing and Turning at 2 AM? Some Common Sense on Tackling Insomnia

Yawning at work and yet wondering why you can’t sleep at night? Here are some simple ways to get back to a regular sleep cycle.

By Neha – October 30th, 2016

Make the Switch: Desi Organic Food Brands To Try Out

If you’re looking to make some healthy changes, it’s time to stock your kitchen with chemical-free alternatives from these homegrown organic brands

By Harini Sriram – October 30th, 2016

Time Savers: 5 Weeknight Dinners That Are Healthy AND Easy to Make

Tired of takeout? Then it’s time to step inside the kitchen and take the spatula in your own hands.

By Neha – October 29th, 2016
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Saved by Netflix: 9 Underrated Documentaries For Weekend Binging

Too late or broke to make weekend plans? Lock yourself in with pizza and these fabulous Netflix documentaries instead.

By Arundhati – October 29th, 2016

Festive Fix: Beat Your Wardrobe Woes By Renting Clothes Online

Let us guess — you have a closet full of clothes and yet nothing to wear this festive season? Fashion rentals are your answer.

By Neha – October 28th, 2016

Bolti Bandh: 5 Times Bollywood Divas Owned Their Trollers

The Internet isn’t a free-for-all and these stars are making that clear. We love these epic responses from five Bollywood goddesses who gave trollers a piece of their mind.

By indibeat staff – October 28th, 2016

10 Ways to Help Your Pets Overcome the Diwali Nightmare

As we gear up for a celebratory Diwali weekend, remember that these can be scary times for our house pets. Here are some ways to lessen the impact on your little buddies.

By Anna Kuriakose – October 28th, 2016

Delhi Cafes That Double Up As Great Working Nooks

Stimulate your brain with a change of scenery and good food as you battle yet another deadline.

By Harini Sriram – October 27th, 2016

Trend Spotting: Street-Art Surprises Across India

Graffiti artists are beautifying their hometowns and cities one street at a time

By indibeat staff – October 27th, 2016

Trip Ideas: Swing By These Treehouse Resorts Around The Country

Chill like Mowgli and friends on your next weekend trip at one of these stunning eco-friendly treehouse resorts across India.

By Harini Sriram – October 26th, 2016

Relatives Taking Over Your House? Here’s a Survival Guide

Don’t run away from home just yet!

By Anna Kuriakose – October 26th, 2016

Bullet Journals: Making Pen and Paper Sexy Again

Trust the hipsters to bring out their notepads and colour pencils while the world tries to fit into a smartphone.

By Arundhati – October 25th, 2016

Can Your Wear Gym Clothes Everyday Without Compromising on Style?

The answer is yes — but only if you follow some golden style rules.

By Neha – October 25th, 2016

Diwali Special: Games People Play

Throwing a house party for your gang this Diwali but bored of playing cards? Here are five super-fun board games to kick start the festivities.

By Arundhati – October 24th, 2016

6 Organic And Natural Beauty Brands We Love

Everyone’s going crazy over organic beauty products, rightfully so. Here’s a curated list of our top favorites.

By Sohini Dey – October 24th, 2016

4 Ways to Slow Down (and Still Get Things Done)

Do you feel like you’re constantly caught in a world that is spinning too fast? Here’s how to get some of that much-needed balance in your life.

By Neha – October 23rd, 2016

Weekenders: 5 Indie Artistes You Need to Listen to Right Now

With the indie music scene steadily rising in India, here’s a toast to talented folks producing fine work with little hoopla.

By indibeat staff – October 22nd, 2016

What’s the Big Deal About Coffee Pods?

Want to brew a perfect Cup of Joe every time, minus all the hassle? Coffee pods are your genie!

By Priyanka Singh – October 21st, 2016

Mumbai Comic Con Special: How to Ace Your Cosplay Game!

From staying hydrated to having your best friend as your sidekick, here are some tips to kill it at Mumbai Comic Con this year.

By Arundhati – October 21st, 2016

लेन-देन: The Historic Tradition of Borrowing Between Neighbours

In light of the recent artiste ban, we look at the longstanding tradition of cultural and artistic exchanges between India and Pakistan.

By Priyanka Singh – October 20th, 2016

5 Subtle Signs That You Drink Way More Than You Should

Can’t say no to the third drink? It may be time to face the cold facts.

By Neha – October 20th, 2016