The best of weekender: tête-à-tête with Maanvi Gagroo, beauty tips from Shahnaz Husain and more

This weekend, we discover the other side of the vivacious actor, Maanvi Gagroo, get some landscaping ideas and learn how to set off on a wildlife tour this summer.

If you enjoyed the web series Four More Shots Please, you would have noticed actor, Maanvi Gagroo, who plays the role of Siddhi Patel. Maanvi began her career with a Disney TV series, Dhoom Machao Dhoom and later, bagged minor roles in movies like No One Killed Jessica and PK.

Today, she is grabbing attention and incredible success with her performance in the new web series Tripling, which is in its second season, Pitchers and Four More Shots Please.

Here’s a close-up view of the actor as she talks about her childhood, her love for Delhi and Mumbai, her transition to web, and her ‘never-say-never’ attitude that has gotten her thus far. 

Maanvi Gagroo

Wondering how to take care of your skin this summer?

Nature is your best cosmetologist, says Shahnaz Husain, the beauty guru. Check out an exclusive interview with the veteran entrepreneur who has taken India's herbal heritage to the world.

Get some excellent beauty tips, read about how she began her career, how her products became an international brand, and why AI is so relevant to the beauty business today.

Shahnaz Husain

If you love wonderful flavours of Asian food, check out what celebrity Chef Kelvin Cheung has to say about this cuisine. In his web series You got Chef’d, he has foodies literally eating out of his hand.

Meet this Chinese-Canadian chef in a free-wheeling interaction, where he reveals why he loves cooking and the latest food trends in the industry.

He gives us some important culinary advice too.

Chef Kelvin Cheung

Would you like to catch a swallowtail in mid-flight or follow the snow leopard till you capture the perfect shot?

Wildlife tours are all the rage now, so if you whether you fancy shooting pictures of the elusive clouded leopard in Borneo or the American mountain puma - wildlife holidays and photo tours are your best option.

Check out what Bengaluru-based Darter Photography has to offer and more about these wildlife tours from Kahini Ghosh Mehta, Co-founder of Delhi NCR-based Nature Wanderers. It could be a wild, wild holiday indeed.

Wildlife tours are very popular this summer

Summer is here and so are the blooms and foliage of the season. Get some tips from a landscaping expert this week and make your outdoor spaces look as lush and green as possible.

Veena Nanda, Founder of Sunshine Garden Boutique designs landscapes for villas, penthouses, farmhouses, terrace gardens and lawns and balconies.

Don’t miss her six tips on how to make your garden look spectacular this season.

Veena Nanda

Do you love barbecuing for your loved ones at a beach villa?

So does Pankaj Gupta, Founder of Taftoon Bar and Kitchen, who fell in love with cooking, just by watching his mother cook as a boy.

In our Proust interview, he speaks about his heroes in real life, his greatest regrets and his most treasured possessions.

Pankaj Gupta

Ask him about his favourite journey, and he would say it was his intrepid climb from a chawl boy to a restaurateur in Mumbai. What propelled him ahead, so far and so fast?  It’s my mantra, he says… ‘Believe in yourself and make every day count.’


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