From behind the scenes with Shefali Shah to beating the heat with clothes made of aloe - your weekend fix


You have seen her in Satya and Monsoon Wedding. Now, Shefali Shah is hitting the headlines for her powerful performance in Netflix series Delhi Crime, where she plays DCP Vartika Chaturvedi. Based on the real-life Delhi cop Chayya Sharma, who investigated the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case, the series follows Vartika as she leads investigations to capture the six rapists in 72 hours. Shefali believes that with OTT platforms and web series, characters like hers in Delhi Crime have become the centre of the story, getting a rich and layered treatment.

What do colours say about physical and mental wellbeing?

On World Health Day, let’s take a look at why keeping an eye on your test results is crucial for good health. Karishma Maini, Vice President - Clinical Business of Strand Life Sciences, talks about test results from the company shown in “colour-coded” graphs and charts. While “green” depicts optimum health, "yellow" shows that caution should be taken and “red” means immediate intervention is required. 

Where are people going this summer? 

Are tourists looking for new destinations? We caught up with Cameron Holland, CEO and Arun Ashok, Country Manager, Luxury Escapes, to find out about the best getaways for the summer. According to them, the Middle East is the trendiest vacation destination of the year, but Cambodia and Croatia are also popular holiday spots for the Indian millennial. It’s time to pack your bags and set off on a summer holiday. 

This summer, wear your love for nature on your sleeve

Jyoti Sachdev Iyer and Sayesha Sachdev, founders of Core by JSI, believe in a minimalist approach to fashion. They created luxurious everyday wear, using nothing but the most innovative fabrics sourced from across India. What would you choose to wear this season? A jersey woven in cool aloe, a tuxedo made of banana fibre, a blouse spun out of rose petals or a jacket interlaced with eucalyptus? 

Try the flavours of Australia

Are you planning a trip to Australia? Get ready to enjoy their flavourful food, as the Aussies love to experiment with global cuisines. Serious Australian cooking, especially at stand-alone restaurants, is world class. They know a lot about food, they understand flavour and being of a naturally adventurous disposition, they are unafraid to try out foods from all over the globe. Bon Appetit!

Proust with Priyanka Sharma of Uno Más Tapas Bar Kitchen

Having worked in the RPG Group for 11 years after her MBA, Priyanka Sharma started Nessun Dorma Food Ventures with co-founder and chef Pallavi Jayswal. Uno Más Tapas Bar Kitchen is their first venture - already winning leading industry awards in the Food & Nightlife categories, including ‘Best Restaurant’. In her answers to our Proust questionnaire, Priyanka speaks about her greatest loves, heroes and much more.

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