Month: June 2015

Hair Service Review (Men): Drama Salon, Ghatkopar West

I strongly believe that there’s a lot you can do with women’s hair. You know, cut it (but of course, keep the length), colour it, streak it, snip it short, add extensions, basically, plenty. With men, you can either cut it short, cut it very short or cut it too short and make them look like they are headed into the military. Of course, you can add colour but men and colour, I am on the fence on that one. I knew someone who desperately needed a haircut and whose idea of a haircut was running to his local barber. And apparently it was great because you get ‘champi’ at the end of the cut. It took a lot of pleading and promising I would give him a head massage on my part to get him to agree to this review.  I did my research and decided to take him to Drama Salon at Ghatkopar West. I know, Drama Salon isn’t a chain or all that popular but it has an interesting story. The thing …

5 secrets to bagging your dream job

I love changing jobs. In the 8 years that I was working, I changed atleast 6 jobs. Which, and recruiters love telling you this, is very bad. But it’s due to this job changing hobby that I have cracked some secrets to getting the jobs I want. Obviously I thought I wanted some jobs but later realized I didn’t and then quit. Point being, you can totally get that job you want. Unless you want be a mom and you are a guy, I can’t help you with that. I am spilling the beans, so stay glued. 1. Let’s CV what we got here This is basic. Your CV on sites like naukri.com etc should be updated. By updated, I mean it should have all your relevant work experience. But it should also be proof read and free of any mistakes. And please, don’t lie, everyone can see through that. Secret: Do a quick search on keywords on job sites. You’ll get an idea on how many relevant ads are being posted for that category. …

Thinking of going out? Here’s how much you will save if you cook the dish at home.

Eating out is a lot of fun. Plus, it takes away all the hassle of laborious chopping, prepping everything and then the dreaded cleaning. But things can get a little out of hand when the bill arrives. They charge you for everything they put in and then for the real estate, the air conditioning, the salaries of the staff and much more. In fact, there are so many charges and taxes, I think we are all collectively responsible for that Tiffany’s ring the owner’s wife is wearing. Apparently, it’s not good manners to ask her if you can get some part of that ring. Meh, society and its rules. Anyway, so after we feel like we have full tummies but very empty wallets, we wonder if we can create this dish at home. You totally can. And I calculated how much it would cost to make the same dish at home. You may have guessed it was going to be cheaper, but this much cheaper? Maybe not. I wanted to choose a dish that is …

5 things you will find in every girl’s handbag

There are many lists about beauty products that women must have in their bags, about the things they need before they leave the house etc. etc. But don’t you believe that that’s all we step out of the house with. Let me put it this way, a woman’s purse is a blackhole. Something like in Interstellar but if Mathew McConaughey were to enter a woman’s bag he would be rummaging through pens, some makeup item, maybe even a deodorant. And that’s not going to confuse anyone. But here are a few things that you don’t know about that you will find in almost every woman’s bag. 1. Period Drama We women are on super alert around the time our periods are going to make an appearance. Invariably, a woman will be carrying something for the period drama. It could be napkins, or tampons or whatever they fancy but it’s likely that it’s in there. And if ads are to be believed, men love sniffing our ass, so we get extra worried around this time of …

Store Review: Spa Ceylon

Yes, I know what you are thinking. Why would you review a store? Well because there is a lot more to the store than just it’s physical location and the products stacked everywhere. It’s an experience for the consumer. So, what should you expect besides cute salesmen (Zara does this right) and a functioning system for billing? Oh, lots more. Take a look at how Spa Ceylon measures up. The Area Spa Ceylon has been careful with its choice of locations. Each location is in a premium area – its outlet in Bandra is right at the beginning of Linking Road and the one in R City is an area that receives a lot of footfall thanks it being opposite a popular eatery. The area is important for visibility. I also strongly believe it lends it an air of credibility. Spa Ceylon gets it right on this front. The Space Spa Ceylon outlets are spacious and each area is marked clearly. The centre of the outlet features islands that hold soaps, gift boxes and a …

4 Interesting Things I learnt from a Restaurant that Employs Differently Abled People

I read about Mirchi and Mime on one of the food groups I am part of on Facebook. Mirchi and Mime in Powai employs deaf and mute people and it’s one of the most fun places I have been to recently. For a country that’s chasing the ‘what’s in it for me’ dream with a passion, this was a refreshing change. The venture is the brainchild of two guys who wanted, in their own words,’ to create wealth not just for individuals but for society’. While doing this, both of them also wanted the emphasis to also be on great food which to me makes sense. As one of the partners explained, ‘If you like the food, you will come back. If you simply come for the experience, you will come here once.’ While the food was delicious and the service impeccable, I learned a few interesting lessons about the world of the deaf and mute. Here’s what I know. Degrees to Deafness Not all hearing disabled people are completely deaf. Some of them are …

How The Mumbai Rains Pan Out For All of Us

Scene 1 Wake up to the pitter patter of raindrops, the trees looking perfectly drenched and the smell of wet earth. Also, chiffon sarees come to your mind fleetingly. Thoughts: Yay. I want to sleep a little more. Action: Crawl back into blanket, hit snooze button several hundred times. Scene 2 It’s still raining. The towel is still wet from yesterday’s shower. It’s time to try and get to work Thoughts: Wow, a little too much rain no? Action: Several shots clicked for Instagram Scene 3 It’s still raining. Most rain-appropriate gear has been worn. Wellington boots, pants hitched up to knee. Scuba diving gear has been procured for times of emergency. Time to head to breakfast table. Thoughts: I am going to be so late. But look at the rains! Could it be a holiday? Action: Stuff breakfast into mouth while reading tweets and unfunny Whatsapp forwards. All this while discussing with family how work will be reached. Scene 4 It’s still raining. Rickshaw is taken to station. Rickshaws unavailable, umbrella doing a nifty …