8 Casual Celeb Looks From The Week Perfect For The Long Weekend

href=”author/sakshi-kore”>Sakshi Kore , 02 Apr 2021Shraddha Kapoor, Mithila Palkar and Sunny Leone

Casual-glam OOTDs aren’t new. Over the last year or so, this sartorial combo has been a rather favourite one. And now with summer here and a little too harsh at that, chances are this duo is going to keep getting famous. Bollywood celebrities, it seems, have already reworked their wardrobe to make it more heat-friendly with a few still not completely over sweat sets. Enter Mithila Palkar‘s latest airport look. But then again, it can still be acceptable air-wear even in summers, thanks to the air-conditioning. But otherwise, tropical, floral-printed shorts-suit, elegant chikankari kurtas and the good old denim shorts + white shirt combos are a popular choice at present.

This week, we spotted a few celebrities out and about in the city in their casual best. If you’re looking for some outfit inspiration for the weekend, for lounging at home or quick brunches or for intimate get together with your BFFs, here’s the gallery to refer to. Keep scrolling!

Alia Bhatt

Spotted after a work meeting, Alia went for the classics: a white shirt and denim shorts. The frayed hemline upped the stylishness of the look while the neutral, heeled flip-flops, a pink and white Dior tote bag and gold hoops served as the perfect and pretty finishing touches.

Alia Bhatt

Karisma Kapoor

When it comes to wardrobe basics, best to always cue in Karisma because she knows her way around them way too good! How to ace light layering for summer, you ask? Take one of her recent looks as the perfect example. The actor picked a basic white tee and mom-fit jeans and elevated the look with a grey vest making it one helluva stylish street-style look. The white sneakers and the black sunglasses only added to the goodness of the look.

Karisma Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha is quite fuss-free and versatile with her off-duty choices. While making her way out of Tori, the actor was seen wearing a vibrant blue, floral-printed co-ord set. A shirt with statement sleeves paired with bermuda shorts. A white sports bra underneath served as the perfect base for the look. Doesn’t her look make you want to pack your bags and head to a beach?

Shraddha Kapoor

Mithila Palkar

While Mithila Palkar’s look isn’t really recommended, if you live in chilly regions, you’re allowed to borrow inspiration. The actor was spotted at the airport in a mint green cropped sweatshirt + flared sweat pants look. The best part about her outfit though was the definition of “mood” on her sweatshirt which sums up how sweat sets have been a mood for as long as we can remember now!

Mithila Palkar

Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone was spotted twice, both times at the airport. For her flight out of Bombay, Sunny went for a rather stylish and formal look. Her pick: a white, button-up, midi dress with a crisp collar and full sleeves. The dress featured fun light blue panels on one of the sleeves and one end of the hemline. To make the outfit quirkier, a light blue rope-like belt was used to cinch the dress which also featured floral patchwork. White sneakers with a star print rounded off her look.

For her flight back to Bombay, Sunny wore a balmy, white, wrap-around blouse and teamed it with a pair of bright red cigarette pants. White espadrilles tied her brunch-worthy look together just perfectly.

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Nimrat Kaur

Traditional chikankari kurtas have always been Nimrat’s favourite. The actor is spotted in one quite often. Around this time as she was seen flying out of the city, she picked a light pink number with white chikankari work and paired it with a pair of white palazzos that featured a lace hemline. A white facemask with a 3D texture completed her fuss-free airport look.

Nimrat Kaur

Tamannaah Bhatia

If you’ve got date plans this weekend, make sure to take a cue from Tamannaah’s look. The actor was photographed in a cute outfit. Her picks were a cropped, front-knot shirt with a laser-cut polka texture, and a blue and white, striped, paper bag skort with white lacework. Silver hoops and layered necklaces with white and blue sneakers rounded off her look.

Tamannaah Bhatia

Whose look do you like the most? Tell us in the comments below.

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Bored Of Regular Upma? Give This Super-Easy Couscous Upma Recipe A Try

href=”author/suruchi-patwary”>Suruchi Patwary , 02 Apr 2021Couscous Upma by Vidhi Doshi

Another day, another yummy recipe by our favourite Vidhi Doshi a.k.a. @ramenhairedgirl! This one’s for everyone who wants to give their everyday recipes a fun twist. Upma has got to be one of the most common yet loved breakfast items in Indian households. And if you’re bored of making it the same, regular way then this recipe should do the trick for you. Fan of couscous or not, this couscous upma recipe is super easy to make and smells heavenly! If you’d love to try it out yourself then scroll down to check out the full recipe.

What You’ll Need

3/4 cup couscous

1/2 tsp salt

1 3/4 cup boiling hot water

2 tsp oil

7-8 curry leaves

1 tsp grated ginger

1 green chilli (finely chopped)

1 tsp urad dal

1 tbsp peanuts

1 onion (finely chopped)

1 tomato (finely chopped)

1/3 cup carrot (finely chopped)

1/3 cup boiled green peas

Salt

Coriander

Here’s How You Can Put It All Together

Step 1: Mix the couscous and salt in a bowl and add the hot water to it.

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Step 2: Heat oil in a pan, add the curry leaves, ginger and green chilli to it and saute this for about a minute.

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Step 3: Add the urad dal and peanuts to this and saute again for about two minutes.

Step 4: Now, add the onions and cook them till they’re translucent.

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Step 5: Add the tomatoes and cook for about 2-3 minutes.

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Step 6: Now, add the carrots and cook for 3-4 minutes more. Once done, add a pinch of turmeric to it.

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Step 7: Finally, add the cooked couscous, salt, green peas to this and mix everything well.

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Step 8: Garnish it with some coriander and serve!

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Doesn’t this look absolutely delicious? Follow @missmalinilifestyle for more such recipes.

My 3 Best-Loved Perfumes That Attract The Most Compliments

href=”author/kanak-devnani”>Kanak Devnani , 02 Apr 2021

I’ll be honest I’m not the biggest fragrance snob and I’m not very experimental either. More often than not I go with my gut and what feels right or in this case what scent calls to me in that particular moment. Perfume shopping can be overwhelming so I rarely if ever try different scents and if something’s working I stick with them and include them in my permanent rotation.

Like many others, I do believe the kind of perfume that you wear can say a lot about you. It’s natural for a scent to subconsciously make the first impression as you walk into a room. They can smell you before they even talk to you or see you and vice versa. So of course wearing the right perfume for the occasion is so important but also very personal. In fact, if you look back at your collection over the years you can see how it reflected what phase you were going through or simply what mood you were in. 

With that said over the years, I’ve narrowed down my collection to a handful of my favourites. While I do take into consideration reviews and recommendations, if I love a scent, I’ll wear it regardless of what anyone else thinks. My current favs are classics that have never steered me wrong to date and get me the most compliments. So if you’re looking for some for new scents to try here the 3 best-loved fragrances I highly recommend:

1. Giorgio Armani, Si Eau De Parfum 

The best way to describe this scent would be sweet yet sexy. The combination of notes such as musky blackcurrant rose and white cedarwood with a gentle touch is enough to entice those around. While mandarin and vanilla notes remain on your skin, making it irresistible. The best part about this scent? The versatility makes it wearable during the day and night but I like to save it for special occasions or date nights. 

Giorgio Armani, Si Eau De Parfum | (source: www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com)

2. Marc Jacobs, Daisy Dreams 

If fresh and happy needed to be described through perfume, Daisy Dreams by Marc Jacobs would be the obvious choice. This fruity and floral scent is filled with notes of jasmine, blue wisteria, blackberry, pear and grapefruit along with some refreshing coconut water and a touch of white woods and musk. This is my go-to perfume throughout the week especially during the day when I need something light but not too sweet or overpowering. The phrase fresh as a daisy is literally the best way to describe it. A friend even once told me; it’s like you smell happy! What makes it even more attractive is the super cute sky-blue bottle decorated with daises that looks adorable on my dresser.

Marc Jacobs, Daisy Dreams Eau De Toilette |. (source: www.marcjacobsfragrances.com)

3.Gucci, Guilty Eau 

I remember first getting this as a gift and was very hesitant to try. Initially, I thought it might not be my vibe it but it completely surprised me and totally grew on me. Now I get tons of compliments whenever I wear this out. The scent revolves around the signature fougère accord of geranium with a seamless blend of mandarin and blossoms with spicy and warm notes. Delicate with a luxurious feel it has a hint of muskiness and it lasts all day without being overpowering. Feels feminine without being too sweet or too floral-esque.

Gucci Guilty Eau De Toilette | (source: www.sephora.com)

What are some of your favourite perfumes? Let me know in the comments below.

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From Content Creation To OTT, Barkha Singh Is Here To Shine On Every Platform

href=”author/kavisha-mody”>Kavisha Mody , 02 Apr 2021Barkha Singh in ‘Silence…Can You Hear It’ (Source: Barkha Singh)

How often do you come across people who manage to surprise you in a way you thought wasn’t even possible? Barkha Singh is one such creator and actor who has completely blown us away every time with her sheer hard work and stellar performance. We have all seen her grow phenomenally in the digital space and she truly deserves every achievement that has come her way. However, it looks like now she is ready to reign over the OTT world as well. Barkha recently played an intriguing role in a new and entertaining murder-mystery called ‘Silence…Can You Hear It‘, which is now streaming on Zee5. Honestly, Barkha’s performance left me shook and if you haven’t seen the film yet, you are surely missing out! Keep reading to deep-dive into this amazing artist’s journey to the stars.

A little about Barkha Singh and her content

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Today, Barkha Singh is a household name in the digital space and that’s all because of her passion for her craft. Apart from her content on social media platforms, she is also known for her work in web shows like Engineering Girls, Please Find Attached and House Arrest. Presently, she has over 2.2 million followers on Instagram and 301k subscribers on her YouTube channel. FYI, her fandom is only growing by the day and we are all for it. A lesser-known fact about Barkha is that she is academically gifted and holds a double-masters, how awesome is that? Not just that, she has now gone ahead and made her mark in the industry with Silence…Can You Hear It alongside a truly dynamic cast. We can’t wait to watch all the new and creative content she has in store for us.

We had the opportunity to dig deeper into her journey and experience. Check it out!

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1. Before we dive in, tell us a little about how you entered the world of content creation.

After the release of my show Girls On Top on MTV, I saw a sharp rise in numbers on my social media handles. That’s when my journey on social media actually started. Before that, I had never given content creation a thought. Given my love for travel, lifestyle, and humour, I thoroughly enjoyed creating content around these genres and it was good to see it strike the right chord with my audience too. Once I focused on the art of creating content on Instagram, I launched my YouTube channel too, and the rest is history!

2. Congratulations, on such a successful film. We would love to know how your experience was shooting for ‘Silence… Can You Hear It‘?

Thank you so much! Shooting for Silence was a great learning experience. I got the chance to share screen space with amazing actors like Manoj sir, Prachi Desai, and Arjun Mathur among others which was extremely satisfying. Talking about my role in the film, it was an out-and-out new experience for me as I had to play dead. I learned that it’s probably one of the toughest things I’ve done as an actor, definitely not as easy as it looks. Funny as it sounds, but I actually got some acting training from Manoj Sir to play dead.

3. How do you feel about the love and appreciation you are receiving from your fans for your film?

To be honest, I am overwhelmed with the response I’ve received for the film. I have always maintained that I have a very special fanbase who are very kind and highly supportive of everything I do. I received thousands of DMs and emails mainly telling me how they hated seeing me die but loved the film and my performance in it. I think that was adorable!

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4. Speaking of your film, we really loved your acting and would like you to share more about your character.

I played the character of a very simple, innocent primary school teacher, Pooja Chaudhary who carries pure and vivacious energy around her. She gets murdered under mysterious circumstances and the film revolves around how ACP Avinash Verma (played by Manoj Bajpayee) and his team investigate the murder. The challenge in playing this character was to strike the right balance between being chirpy and pleasant, yet not kiddish because she is 29 years old. The audience had to feel the void because of her death.

5. What according to you is the best way to connect with your audience and fans?

The best way to connect with my audience is by being consistent, real, and the truest version of myself. I always make them a part of things that are going on in my life – little wins and struggles. I feel that keeps us connected.

6. What type of challenges did you face while shooting and how did you deal with them?

Shooting is never easy. It is fulfilling and fun but mentally, emotionally, and physically you need to give it your 100%. There were times when I’d struggle to keep up with my social media content and also stick to my timelines for brand deals. But I feel that sometimes I need that high tension atmosphere to bring out the best in me.

Exclusive: Barkha Singh for ‘Silence…Can You Hear It” (Source: Barkha Singh)

7. Barkha, what according to you is the biggest difference between shooting for a film and shooting content for social media?

The scale of production is the biggest difference. Also, one has a lot more freedom to take risks and experiment in social media content.

8. What advice would you like to give all budding creators out there, who are just starting out?

I would advise everyone to keep it real and to keep it the closest to who they are. I believe, when you have a mask or some level of pretence, – you are not gonna be able to keep up to it consistently and people are going to see through it. Let people fall in love with you for you and for that it’s important to be real and authentic in everything you do.

9. In the near future, what new can we expect from you and your content?

In the near future, there is a lot to be excited about. My next release is going to be a series on Disney+Hotstar where I am playing a super fun and quirky character. I’m very excited about it but cannot disclose too much about it yet. I also recently attended a session with the global Instagram team so you can expect some fun IG content coming your way from my handles!

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If this doesn’t convince you to go watch her film right now, we don’t know what will! Time and again, Barkha proves that she’s a power-house of talent and she’s only getting started. So, now that the long weekend is here, we have sorted your binge-fest with this awesome movie, amirite?

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