Watch out for these fashion trends in 2024

Smartwatch | Photo Credit: Akshaya Ganesh@Chennai Someone once said, “Style is nothing but a reflection of the collective vanity of the times.” I think it was uttered yesterday, and the bearer of this epiphany was none other than me. Either way, I thought it would make for a weighty phrase to start the annual trend…

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How to do a push-up, for beginners

The push-up is an upper-body exercise that works on the pectoral muscles on our chest and triceps on our legs. “It is done keeping your head to toe in a straight line and primarily moving the elbow. Anyone who can hold a plank for a minute can easily start on a push-up,” says Arvind Ashok,…

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When watch fan Fred Mandelbaum turned guardian

The Breitling Navitimer, an icon since 1952, has just gone through an update. But the new watch is familiar — maintaining its circular slide rule, baton indexes and notched bezel. The three chronometers on the watch face are also maintained. What has changed then? Fred Mandelbaum, who runs the popular Instagram account, @watchfred, where he…

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What to remember while building a house on the hill

Building in the hills has always posed challenges — the sloped terrain with uneven contours, lack of pucca roads, paucity of skilled labour and materials, and varying weather conditions with unpredictable rains and landslides. Earlier, houses were built of stone and mud, the only local materials available, while clay roof-tiles and ply for false ceilings…

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The complete guide to whey protein

Abbas Ali, a fitness trainer who has trained Shilpa Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, and Shahid Kapoor in the past, remembers the whey supplements of the early 2000s. “Strawberry was the tastiest flavour; chocolate was the worst, but on the whole, they all tasted bad,” he says, of the days when a box of 42 sachets would…

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The benefits of a phygital world

In the near future, when your 3D avatar is invited to the front row of a metaverse-powered show at the Paris Fashion Week, wouldn’t you want to be seen wearing that very special, limited edition Swiss watch you spent a fortune on? Especially if it is already ‘Metaverse ready’? After luxury fashion brands like Gucci…

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Designing kids’ rooms in 2023

These days, rooms for children are being designed to be multi-functional with specific areas for sleeping, work and play. Even within small spaces, it is possible to creatively achieve this. During the pandemic, people looked for furniture that could be moved easily, and structurally too. For instance, bunk beds or play bunks with slides and…

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