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Imagine if you could decorate your home with things that your favourite celebrities use at their home! The Label Life is an online store, a joint venture of Bipasha Basu, Malaika Arora and Suzanne Roshan. The site caters to all the requirements of a beautiful home. Not just that, you can find clothes and jewellery too. Given the heavy star cast, the quality and elegance of each product carefully curated, cannot be questioned.<\/p>","story_order":"6","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"52","tag":"Bollywood"},{"tag_id":"240","tag":"New Home Decor"}],"brands":0,"slug":"bollywood-divas-setting-home-decor-trends","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4096","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"198","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Vandana Das","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"10 Easy Christmas Decoration Crafts That Your Kids Will Enjoy Making This Vacation","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"9","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Dec 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-13 13:08:05","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"10 Easy Christmas Decoration Crafts For Your Kids","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53753","article_id":"4096","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_22632379613151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"3D Reindeer","description":"

Christmas would be incomplete without some reindeer crafts. So, this 3D paper Reindeer which is super easy to make would be just perfect for all the Rudolph fans out there.<\/p>","story_order":"14","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"198","email":"vandana.prasad87@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Vandana Das","imagepath":"1427864946551b7d7293fbe.jpg","description":"Slenderly hare-brained, very unpredictable, always sarcastic, occasionally amusing and proud to be a North-Eastern (Look's can be deceiving).","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"2","favourite":"4","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"210","tag":"Christmas"},{"tag_id":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"64","tag":"DIY"},{"tag_id":"192","tag":"kids"}],"brands":0,"slug":"10-easy-christmas-decoration-crafts-for-your-kids","authorslug":"vandanadas"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3951","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Chat In The Cafe Janaki Kirloskar, On Her Luxury Tableware Brand, KIKA","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"10","view_count":"20","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Oct 17th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-17 08:19:54","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview, Janaki Kirloskar, Luxury, Brand, KIKA Tableware","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52503","article_id":"3951","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_86223290518051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

After working in the family business, along with her father, Industrialist Vijay Kirloskar, for over a decade, Janaki Kirloskar decided to take the plunge and step out into the entrepreneurial world with her new business venture. In 2016, she founded a company named KIKA Tableware<\/a>, with a vision to break the stereotype thought that luxurious looking tableware needs to be expensive. The company aims to offer the customers innovative and modern designed premium quality tableware with 24k gold and platinum designs at an affordable price.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Belonging to the fourth generation of a 130-year-old business family, Kirloskar, which is India’s premier engineering and manufacturing powerhouses, Janaki is an engineer and has worked in the manufacturing and operations at Kirloskar Electric, and received training from the best of the best in the industry - her parents.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

We got in touch with Janaki, who tells us about her entrepreneurial journey, business venture, plans for the future and current decor trends.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"248","tag":"Design"},{"tag_id":"37","tag":"Home"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"240","tag":"New Home Decor"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-janaki-kirloskar-luxury-brand-kika-tableware","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3946","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"410","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"8 Ways To Celebrate The Festival Of Lights The Eco-Friendly Way","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"11","view_count":"26","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-14 08:39:55","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"DIY Diwali Ideas","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52456","article_id":"3946","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_20695279697051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Earthen Oil lamps (Diyas)","description":"

Diyas are the most beautiful accessory in any Diwali celebration. Crafted by local potters and artists, we persuade you to shop from them rather than the branded ones with wax in them in. The traditional diyas are made of mud and are much cheaper. The mitti-ka-diya is definitely your best bet!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Buy<\/strong>: Explore the local bazaars of Dadar, Crawford, Matunga, Andheri, Juhu, Bandra for clay-made local diyas.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"410","email":"kirtiypanchal@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","imagepath":"14978555395947763352d32.jpg","description":"

Kirti is an avid traveller & writer who is hoping to write a book one day. She is a media geek by profession and is a strong believer of Love, Faith & Hope. She is a scorpion at heart, who loves socialising and is a proud mother to an adorable Beagle puppy named Romeo!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/kirti.panchal.94","twitter":"@KirtiYPanchal","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"313","tag":"diwali"},{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"},{"tag_id":"37","tag":"Home"},{"tag_id":"240","tag":"New Home Decor"}],"brands":0,"slug":"diy-diwali-ideas","authorslug":"kirtipanchal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3925","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Here Is Why Wall Decals Are Becoming The Hottest Trend In Home Accessories","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"12","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-05 06:33:24","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Wall Decals","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52267","article_id":"3925","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_39781894817051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"A-Z of Wall Decals","description":"

With a plethora of innovative brands in the market, there are various kinds of wall decal options to choose from.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Sizes: Regular wall decals size may be from 30 cm x 50 cm to 60 cm x 100 cm, whereas the larger ones are available in 100 cm x 100 cm size or more.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Types: Reusable and non-reusable wall decals are now widely available in the market. The difference lies in the adhesive used. Reusable ones are slightly better as they can be re-positioned. You can also opt for block cut vinyls which come in the following categories: glitter, blackboard finish, whiteboard finish, metallic, and mirror finish. Another great option is to opt for non-PVC fabric wall decals or popularly known as “FabriStick” made from finely woven fabric with adhesive on the back. What’s best about this decal is it doesn’t stretch, tear, or peel off and is reusable and re-positionable making it perfect for rooms, doors, and offices. <\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"240","tag":"New Home Decor"}],"brands":0,"slug":"wall-decals","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3888","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"276","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"7 Stores In Bangalore That Have Gorgeous Light Fixtures For Your Home","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"190","view_count":"435","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 19th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-19 10:51:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Lighting Stores In Bangalore, Light Stores, Lighting Fixtures Bangalore, Lights","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51838","article_id":"3888","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_33658057185051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Purple Turtles","description":"

If you ever had to picture the insides of Alibaba's cave, it would probably look like this. Located near Domlur, this store caters to lighting solutions, home decor, and accessories. Colourful lamps of all shapes and sizes, quirky cabinets, assorted wall mirrors and so much more. They create simple structures that blend well with all kinds of surroundings.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Location:<\/strong> #128, 1st main, Domlur, 2nd stage, Bangalore.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Contact:<\/strong> 080 4152 8039 <\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"276","email":"white.lily134@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","imagepath":"1435310887558d1b270179b.jpg","description":"

Lily Dechamma is a trained dancer, an animal lover, and an avid traveler. A writer by passion, she spends most of her free time doodling, reading, planning her next trip or on Instagram. She loves exploring new places and has 4 cats and 1 dog and they all live in harmony.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"4","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"11","tag":"Bangalore"},{"tag_id":"313","tag":"diwali"}],"brands":0,"slug":"lighting-stores-in-bangalore-light-stores-lighting-fixtures-bangalore-lights","authorslug":"lilydechamma"}],"slug":"interiors"},{"subcategory_id":"2","subcategory_title":"Gardening","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"2801","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"354","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","title":"Meet These Modern Day Organic Farmers From India Who Traded Their Regular Jobs To Follow Their Heart","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"975","view_count":"14.1k","comment_count":"3","created_on":"May 25th, 2016","published_on":"2016-05-25 10:05:20","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Organic farming in India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"37896","article_id":"2801","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_22601548614641.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Farming as we know it is an age old practice and has been feeding us since time immemorial. But the organic farming concept is currently booming here, with a lot of professionals venturing into this field – be it by quitting their secure job for this or taking it up part-time. The fact is a lot of farmers in the rural areas are using chemical fertilisers, pesticides and hormone applications in their farms, due to a lack of knowledge, and also to get early and abundant produce. The passionate folks we spoke to believe that the time has come for us to take the organic route, and spread this knowledge to the rural farmers as well. This will not just benefit the farmers, but the consumers, too. The more organic and natural the produce, the safer and healthier it is for us and for the environment.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are a few people from India who have traded their lives of being in a cubicle to a life on an organic farm. Meet these folks and read why they have never regretted their decision, and be inspired by their mantra to live well while doing good.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"85","tag":"India"},{"tag_id":"330","tag":"organic"},{"tag_id":"128","tag":"plants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"organic-farming-in-india","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4018","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"346","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mona Punjabi","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"7 Indoor Plants That Will Bring You Positivity, Joy And Cheer","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"41","view_count":"52","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 20th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-20 07:47:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Indoor Plants For Positive Vibes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53104","article_id":"4018","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_22347173611151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Cactus","description":"

Who would think that the boring, uninviting cactus was a wonder in itself? A highly decorative marvel, this plant holds the capability to ward off intruders, envious feelings, malicious thoughts and more. It is also known to suck up the negative electromagnetic energies emitting out of our electronic appliances.<\/p>","story_order":"7","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"346","email":"mona.punjabi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mona Punjabi","imagepath":"14496360035667b0a3af8d0.jpg","description":"

The wordsmith- A Sindhi-Punjabi by birth, a Tamilian by marriage, a project manager and education counselor by profession, a writer by heart and passion. These four phrases describe her best! Writing is her true calling, she loves to write and write to love! Amidst project deliveries, excel sheet and power point presentations; she manages to touch the chords of her heart and mind through her writing and reading the writings of her favorite authors. As days fly by, you will find her writing on various genres, from lifestyle, to restaurant reviews, to review on outdoor trips, to business management articles, to hard-core online educational courses. Add to this list some photography and travelling and exploring the world.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"109","tag":"Garden"},{"tag_id":"127","tag":"gardening"},{"tag_id":"37","tag":"Home"},{"tag_id":"128","tag":"plants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"indoor-plants-for-positive-vibes","authorslug":"monapunjabi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3702","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"8 Tools That Make Starting Your Very Own Indoor Garden A Breeze","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-15 05:23:36","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Tools For Indoor Gardening","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49913","article_id":"3702","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_32090840100051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Secretly been wishing to have a little garden of your own? Well, today is the day when your dream comes true! Yes, even if you live in a high-rise building or an old apartment that has no verandas, you can still breathe free with your indoor garden! Say goodbye to chemically-infected herbs and veggies and get set to shop online for some cool stuff for the go green movement!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"110","tag":"Gardening"},{"tag_id":"37","tag":"Home"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tools-for-indoor-gardening","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3569","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"404","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Meghna Vachher","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"These Avid Gardeners Share Easy Ways To Compost, That Will Inspire You To Get Started Today","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"91","view_count":"337","comment_count":"3","created_on":"May 31st, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-31 08:58:24","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Avid Gardeners, Composting, Recycling Waste","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48501","article_id":"3569","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_76430874126941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Home gardening and organic farming are trending topics now, and another practice that is gaining popularity is composting. This practice has been known and followed for eons now, but has recently started becoming popular, with a lot of people venturing into farming and gardening. Composting is nothing but a process where microorganisms break down certain food and waste scraps into fertilisers. Scientists have realised that composting can help in diverting as much as 30 per cent of household waste away from the garbage. Composting offers a natural alternative to chemical fertilisers, which of course helps in producing organic vegetables and fruits.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

We spoke to a few avid gardeners who have resorted to this natural practice for their green space.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"404","email":"vachhermeghna@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Meghna Vachher","imagepath":"147012622457a0589007e6f.jpg","description":"

Meghna Vachher is an alumunus of The Scindia Girls School, Gwalior. She did her graduation in Commerce and Post Graduation in Business Economics. She completed her B.Ed at a young age and took to teaching as a career to balance her role as a mother and a career woman. Being a services wife, she has traveled and taught in various schools across the length and breadth of the country. Thanks to her travel, she also has an exposure to different cultures and societies. She has a passion for fashion and personal fitness. Gardening and reading tops the list of her hobbies.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"109","tag":"Garden"},{"tag_id":"110","tag":"Gardening"}],"brands":0,"slug":"avid-gardeners-composting-recycling-waste","authorslug":"meghnavachher"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3512","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"404","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Meghna Vachher","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"10 Plants That Are Sturdy Enough To Give You Joy All Year Round","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"17","view_count":"120","comment_count":"2","created_on":"May 22nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-22 08:33:43","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Evergreen plants","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48272","article_id":"3512","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_98500370345941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

There are some plants that are suitable for certain seasons, and there are some other plants that can last all year round. If you are one of those people who has recently taken interest in gardening, then we suggest you start off by growing these plants that will keep your garden space looking good and colourful for a whole year. And most importantly take care of the plants, and you will see how wonderful your garden will look. So we have listed down a few plants that are best suited for a year-round interest.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"404","email":"vachhermeghna@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Meghna Vachher","imagepath":"147012622457a0589007e6f.jpg","description":"

Meghna Vachher is an alumunus of The Scindia Girls School, Gwalior. She did her graduation in Commerce and Post Graduation in Business Economics. She completed her B.Ed at a young age and took to teaching as a career to balance her role as a mother and a career woman. Being a services wife, she has traveled and taught in various schools across the length and breadth of the country. Thanks to her travel, she also has an exposure to different cultures and societies. She has a passion for fashion and personal fitness. Gardening and reading tops the list of her hobbies.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"110","tag":"Gardening"},{"tag_id":"128","tag":"plants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"evergreen-plants","authorslug":"meghnavachher"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3471","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"404","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Meghna Vachher","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"10 Avid Gardeners Share Tips On How You Can Grow A Variety Of Plants In A Small Space","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"337","view_count":"1.5k","comment_count":"10","created_on":"Apr 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-04-24 11:34:51","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Best Indoor Plants","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"47347","article_id":"3471","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_56003053303941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Inspite of space being an issue in city homes, avid gardeners haven’t lost hope. Growing plants in a pot is considered less labourous than tending to a yard. However, potted plants give you equal joy and the best part is one doesn’t have to worry about weeds. Those with a green thumb will tell that that right from veggies to succulents to exotic flowers like flowers and herbs, you name a plant, and it can be grown in a planter.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

We spoke to few ardent and seasoned gardeners and asked them tips on how to grow various types of plants in pots.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"404","email":"vachhermeghna@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Meghna Vachher","imagepath":"147012622457a0589007e6f.jpg","description":"

Meghna Vachher is an alumunus of The Scindia Girls School, Gwalior. She did her graduation in Commerce and Post Graduation in Business Economics. She completed her B.Ed at a young age and took to teaching as a career to balance her role as a mother and a career woman. Being a services wife, she has traveled and taught in various schools across the length and breadth of the country. Thanks to her travel, she also has an exposure to different cultures and societies. She has a passion for fashion and personal fitness. Gardening and reading tops the list of her hobbies.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"110","tag":"Gardening"},{"tag_id":"128","tag":"plants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"best-indoor-plants","authorslug":"meghnavachher"}],"slug":"gardening"},{"subcategory_id":"33","subcategory_title":"Celebration","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4092","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Fabulous Tips To Look Stunning This Wedding Season","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-12 10:37:04","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Tips To Look Stunning This Wedding Season","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53711","article_id":"4092","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_79414882703151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

All the lovely ladies out there, it is that time of the year when there’s an overload of wedding invitations. As a guest or a bride yourself, as much fun as it is to get all decked up for the occasion, it might turn really strenuous at times. Don’t worry; we are here with some tips and hacks that are sure to turn some heads at the party!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"},{"tag_id":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tips-to-look-stunning-this-wedding-season","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4106","featured":"0","featured_home":"1","created_by":"427","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Wedding Decor Themes You Can Steal From 10 Bollywood Movies","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"0","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-15 17:27:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Wedding Decor Themes From 10 Bollywood Movies","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53831","article_id":"4106","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_55244328533151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Bollywood gives us major life goals - right from relationship goals to fashion goals and of course, wedding goals too. Wedding scenes and brides in Bollywood movies give us major inspiration and taking an idea or two from these movies surely helps in wedding planning.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Wedding decor is no longer just about putting a few good elements and floral arrangements together. It’s about finding a theme and putting together everything at your venue around that theme. It’s not a big deal these days to turn your wedding into a Bollywood movie song. From dreamy to quirky to totally fun, there’s something in there for everyone!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are some amazing Bollywood wedding decor that you can steal to make your wedding a scene straight out of a Karan Johar movie:<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"52","tag":"Bollywood"},{"tag_id":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"27","tag":"Movies"},{"tag_id":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"wedding-decor-themes-from-10-bollywood-movies","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4084","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"464","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Clarice Susan","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"10 Best Christmas Movies To Watch This Holiday Season","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"40","view_count":"66","comment_count":"2","created_on":"Dec 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-09 13:48:35","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"10 Best Christmas Movies To Watch","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53630","article_id":"4084","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_16160916282151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

As you feel the warmth of freshly baked rose cookies and the rum-infused plum cakes, or the sound of carols in church, here are few Christmas movies that you should watch with your family. Besides, you will end up learning a few nice “Christmas’-y lessons that can go a long way in your life.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"464","email":"clarice.susan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Clarice Susan","imagepath":"15128239345a2bdc7ee447a.jpg","description":"","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"210","tag":"Christmas"},{"tag_id":"366","tag":"holiday"},{"tag_id":"27","tag":"Movies"}],"brands":0,"slug":"10-best-christmas-movies-to-watch","authorslug":"claricesusan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4081","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"463","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Supriya Jain","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Colours That Rule Wedding Season 2017","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 8th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-08 11:23:31","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Colours That Rule Wedding Season 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53609","article_id":"4081","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_34470261372151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Emerald Green","description":"

A new entrant in the wedding palette, emerald green works great with gold and red. Very rich and beautiful, this colour is a breath of fresh air to the wedding scene!<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"463","email":"shweta@contentmart.in","created_by_name":"Supriya Jain","imagepath":"","description":"","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"363","tag":"colours"},{"tag_id":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"colours-that-rule-wedding-season-2017","authorslug":"supriyajain"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4062","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"457","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"How To Throw The Best Baby Shower","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-04 11:32:38","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Throw The Best Baby Shower","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53446","article_id":"4062","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_65548805832151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Baby shower is a celebration that a mom-to-be will never forget. These days, this occasion is leaning less on the traditional concept of “Godh Bhari” and more towards fun activities, food, décor, themes for expecting mothers and guests as well. I “bump”-ed across a whole world of baby shower supplies in my recent quest for throwing a splendid baby shower for my closest friend. My torrid attempts began when she rolled her eyes over my suggestion of “little prince and princess idea”. It only made me realise that for an extra personal touch, I needed to think beyond blue and pink. We are tossing in some unique baby shower ideas that are sure to get you inspired and make an expecting mother super-happy.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"457","email":"naikgreeshma@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","imagepath":"15118580095a1d1f59c6de7.jpg","description":"

Heady, hearty and a compelling food connoisseur is all that describes Greeshma in a nutshell. While her lucrative past dwells in the IT industry as a QA Analyst for 8 years, she found her two true loves much later – a loving better half and full-time content writing, which now keep her busy throughout. Besides being irreversibly addicted to desserts; she is an avid traveller & dreams of, someday, voyaging round the globe in a suitcase and stapled bunch of passports.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"347","tag":"baby shower"},{"tag_id":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"271","tag":"mother"}],"brands":0,"slug":"throw-the-best-baby-shower","authorslug":"greeshmanaik"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3977","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"435","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Samhati Bhattacharjya","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"7 Spooky Pranks To Make This The Best Halloween Ever","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"2","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-28 06:18:36","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Halloween Pranks, Best Halloween Pranks, Best Internet Halloween Pranks, Scary Halloween Pranks, Funny Halloween Pranks","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52745","article_id":"3977","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_83220421719051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Severed head prank","description":"

If you are planning a sleepover with your friends, then this is the best that you can do on this Halloween night. Get some fake severed heads from a prank store and just dangle it over sleepy friend’s head while he will be nodding off to sleep. For extra fun, you can even slowly whisper their name a few times and your job is done.<\/p>","story_order":"5","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"435","email":"samhati_b91@hotmail.com","created_by_name":"Samhati Bhattacharjya","imagepath":"1499185184595bc020b1999.jpg","description":"

A Bengali by birth, a journalist by profession, a writer by heart and a dancer by passion, Samhati Bhattacharjya is an alumnus of South Point High School, Kolkata. After completing her graduation in English Honours, she did her Masters in Audio Visual Communication. She loves writing as she finds solace in penning down her thoughts. Samhati loves to explore different genres of writing, from lifestyle to entertainment, from home decor to health. Besides writing, she is a trained Odissi dancer and is extremely passionate about the art form. Adding to this list, she is also interested in photography and filmmaking. In a nutshell, Samhati is a lover of all things creative and happy. She dreams of becoming an entrepreneur someday and living life king size.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"2","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"},{"tag_id":"189","tag":"Halloween"}],"brands":0,"slug":"halloween-pranks-best-halloween-pranks-best-internet-halloween-pranks-scary-halloween-pranks","authorslug":"samhatibhattacharjya"}],"slug":"celebration"},{"subcategory_id":"44","subcategory_title":"Entertaining","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3939","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"5 DIY Halloween Costumes Inspired By Cartoons","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 23rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-23 05:53:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Halloween Costumes, DIY Costumes, DIY Halloween Costumes, Cartoon Inspired Costume","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52590","article_id":"3939","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_95623005658051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

This is the season of Halloween and it is about time you unleash your inner demons and get your freak on! For this year, we're all about the cartoon\/animation-inspired costumes that are not cliched like the old witch, Dracula or even Harley, and certainly not an expensive affair. Here are 5 ways to recreate some of our beloved cartoon characters without breaking a sweat or creating a hole in your pocket. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"320","tag":"entertainment"},{"tag_id":"189","tag":"Halloween"}],"brands":0,"slug":"halloween-costumes-diy-costumes-diy-halloween-costumes-cartoon-inspired-costume","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3827","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Check Out How Instagram Is Turning Out To Be A Dark, Hollow And Shallow Place","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"12","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-29 08:29:45","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Dark Side Of Instagram","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51236","article_id":"3827","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_98632783993051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The Instagram culture isn't always as it seems. Like every other social media platform, it first starts out as a curiosity to stimulate social interaction, but before you know it, the obsession to fit in with the trend takes over.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Utilising the app to gather material for infotainment, travel destinations or just following our mentors and the latest celebrity craze has flagged an unhealthy indulgence that compels people to mimic all that they see on their social feed. The dark twisted humor lies in staging a similar lifestyle to spawn "followers" and "likes", thereby, constructing a sense of social acceptance and validation.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The fitness culture, for instance, propagates a destructive standard of a perfect body type which consumes followers with insecurities and dissatisfaction. The positive affirmations typically delivered through self-love and inspirational quotes have seemingly backfired leading to an unhealthy lifestyle for quicker results.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"289","tag":"instagram"},{"tag_id":"79","tag":"social media"}],"brands":0,"slug":"dark-side-of-instagram","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3828","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Bharatanatyam Dancer, Sushmitha Suresh, On Her Studio Vivartana And Her Creative Life","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"142","view_count":"399","comment_count":"6","created_on":"Aug 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-29 06:11:24","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Bharatanatyam Dancer Sushmitha Suresh","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51283","article_id":"3828","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_71388565893051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Bharatanatyam is one of India's oldest dance forms, and is recognised around the world as a classical and pure dance form. There have been many a notable Bharatanatyam dancers over the years, and continuing that legacy is Bangalore's very own Sushmitha Suresh. Having started her training at the age of four, Suresh has accomplished quite a lot in her expansive career as a Bharatanatyam dancer. We got chatting with her about everything from her most memorable performances to opening her own dance studio, Vivartana. Read on to find out what she has to say. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"317","tag":"Dance"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-bharatanatyam-dancer-sushmitha-suresh","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3809","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"410","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Radio Jockey Glenn Saldanha From Fever 104 FM About His Interesting Life","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"108","view_count":"223","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 23rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-23 08:13:06","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Radio Jockey Glenn Saldanha Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51044","article_id":"3809","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_84046975743051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Tell us a little about yourself, your education, and your dream job as a child?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

I am a people’s person and have always been honest about myself to me, the society and anyone who knows me. I am practical, outspoken and love the fact that I am not-so-content with everything around me, which in order helps to attain goals and dreams that I have bucketed for myself. On the education perspective, I was always a bright kid at school and college and had even thought of trying my hands at IIT. As funny as it might sound, I remember attempting to solve a solved question from a textbook but I failed. It then hit me that I am not charted out for this. I moved on to choose Commerce from one of Mumbai’s best colleges, R.A Poddar and discovered that I had never gotten over my numeric phobia but I still managed to score a decent percentile.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Throughout my years at Poddar, I managed to do a couple of gigs and tried my hands on Radio as well as learnt German, which was interesting. Post college, I chose to take up BMM (Bachelors in Mass Media) from St. Andrews College, Mumbai, and that has been one of the best decisions of my life. In college, I participated in every Radio event and proudly managed to bag an award for every competition that I was a part of. I also realised that I was a good story-teller. I could keep people gripped to my conversations with the ability to concise a lot of information in a short period as well as entertain my listeners. Along with studying, I also applied for the Scholarship at Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company which I luckily got through and started learning different dance forms, giving exams and training myself to become a professional dancer too.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

I have been an open book to the world. I love performing on stage may it be anchoring, dancing or entertaining people. I wear my heart on my sleeve and totally believe in finding solutions to problems rather than cribbing about it. I choose to work on every hurdle that comes my way and live life to the fullest.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"410","email":"kirtiypanchal@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","imagepath":"14978555395947763352d32.jpg","description":"

Kirti is an avid traveller & writer who is hoping to write a book one day. She is a media geek by profession and is a strong believer of Love, Faith & Hope. She is a scorpion at heart, who loves socialising and is a proud mother to an adorable Beagle puppy named Romeo!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/kirti.panchal.94","twitter":"@KirtiYPanchal","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"52","tag":"Bollywood"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"}],"brands":0,"slug":"radio-jockey-glenn-saldanha-interview","authorslug":"kirtipanchal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3650","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"37","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Rashmi Adukoorie","title":"10 Fun Activities, Happening In Bangalore This Weekend, That Every Student Will Love","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"3","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-29 10:09:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Weekend Events In Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49382","article_id":"3650","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_16476778278941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

For all you college goers who are stuck with monotony, here's your chance to unwind, pull up your socks and get the max out of fun this weekend. Backed with nonstop exciting events, make the weekend your space to come alive and have an enjoyable experience with your buddies. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"111","tag":"Activity"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"weekend-events-in-bangalore","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3497","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"10 Mother-Daughter Pairs From Movie Land That Remind Us How Precious That Relationship Is","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"11","view_count":"36","comment_count":"0","created_on":"May 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-05 10:37:56","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Famous Bollywood Mother Daughter Relationships","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"47685","article_id":"3497","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_69916930893941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

They say a mother's love is always unconditional; and it's safe to say that we can all agree with that. While mothers around the world are to be saluted for their dedication, love and care, there are those who are constantly in the spotlight - celebrities. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

With the pressure of having to be a public figure, and raise a child can sometimes be a little daunting. That's why we're honoring these Bollywood mothers on our list whose relationship with their daughter(s) are absolute #goals. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"122","tag":"celebrity"},{"tag_id":"272","tag":"mothers day"},{"tag_id":"168","tag":"Relationship"}],"brands":0,"slug":"famous-bollywood-mother-daughter-relationships","authorslug":"glorymathew"}],"slug":"entertaining"}],"slug":"home-living"},{"category_id":"2","category_title":"Fashion & Beauty","category_color":"#f8abd4","category_icon":"140402811253afc4d017e4e.png","category_order":"2","description":"","subcategories":[{"subcategory_id":"5","subcategory_title":"Style Tricks","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4087","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"458","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Shreya Narang","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Looks Every Girl Can Steal From Gossip Girl","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-11 12:44:32","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Style Every Girl Can Steal From Gossip Girl","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53664","article_id":"4087","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_96731326892151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"The Perfect Floral Royal Look","description":"

This layered floral dress by Ralph Lauren is a summer dress in the royal style. The belt, flower bow and black gloves make it a statement look, and you can totally pull it off at a day wedding or event.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"458","email":"narangshreya07@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Shreya Narang","imagepath":"15127301085a2a6dfcec8ce.jpg","description":"","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"162","tag":"celebrity fashion"},{"tag_id":"369","tag":"Gossip Girl"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"style-every-girl-can-steal-from-gossip-girl","authorslug":"shreyanarang"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4098","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Check Out These Brands That Make Chic Clothes For Curvy Women","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-13 14:27:58","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Brands That Make Clothes For Curvy Women","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53773","article_id":"4098","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_90544744713151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Eloquii","description":"

Designing specialised dresses in western wear for women, this brand is popular among ladies for its chic clothing collections. Among the most popular dresses that the brand has designed for women so far are attractive jumpsuits, abstract midi dresses, floral skirts, and more. The striking feature of dresses crafted by the brand is the use of abstract patterns and bold colours, which brings out the best features even in curvy women.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"379","tag":"Clothing Brands"},{"tag_id":"380","tag":"Curvy Women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"brands-that-make-clothes-for-curvy-women","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4074","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"These Styling Tips For Work Will Make You Feel Comfortable And Look Chic","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-07 08:08:31","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Styling Tips For Working Women in Winters","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53551","article_id":"4074","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_87224922362151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

With the change of season from summer to winter, the clothing collection does change significantly. The world of fashion has evolved bringing in several wardrobe transitions for the modern women. For the urban working females, the aim to revamp their closet with winter fashion essentials can be achieved in a variety of ways. Here are certain handpicked winter essentials & associated tips that can help you style yourself in the most attractive manner. You can even customize these ideas to frame fresh ways that can prove effective in beating the chilly weather!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"},{"tag_id":"146","tag":"work outfit"}],"brands":0,"slug":"styling-tips-for-working-women-in-winters","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4064","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"461","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Party Looks That Will Make You Look Stylish And Keep You Warm This Season","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-05 06:55:31","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Party Looks To Make You Look Stylish & Warm In Winter","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53466","article_id":"4064","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_43968795542151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Body Fit Dress With A Long Coat","description":"

If you want to show off those lovely legs, try pairing your body fit dresses with a long coat. This is the classiest and easy look to just look great at any event. You can also wear a short jacket on your lovely short dresses for a special look. Put on your favourite pair of heels and you are good to go.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"461","email":"himanshi.koli27@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","imagepath":"15124038345a25737af0aee.jpg","description":"

As a final year student in Delhi University, Himanshi is letting her creative side be explored with the help of her writing after her proficient works in oil paintings. Having worked in the digital and content marketing sphere for a significant time, Himanshi wants to pursue her career in Brand Management & Marketing. Being a passionate artist, an experimental writer and a complete shopaholic, her motto is to live in a world filled with creative propositions, beautiful expeditions and simple living that comes bundled with dark chocolates and cookies.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/profile.php?id=100003970705431","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"264","tag":"party"},{"tag_id":"339","tag":"winter fashion"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-party-looks-to-make-you-look-stylish-warm-in-winter","authorslug":"himanshikoli"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4029","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"458","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Shreya Narang","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"8 Shoes Every Girl Needs","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-04 08:59:35","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"7 Shoes Every Girl Needs","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53188","article_id":"4029","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_64607701781151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Marilyn Monroe has rightly said, “Give a woman the right shoes, and she can conquer the World”, Shoes do play a very important part in a female’s life. From the random walk to downtown to a Gala night, women always match their footwear with the occasion and personality. In earlier days shoes were handmade and held a certain pride to it, today the brands hold a similar pride to it. Every girl who loves wearing shoes has gone through a phase when she is out of more money to buy new shoes every month. So we’ve curated a list of the 7 Must Have shoes- if you have them you can be rest assured that you’ve at least one pair for every occasion & dress.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"458","email":"narangshreya07@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Shreya Narang","imagepath":"15127301085a2a6dfcec8ce.jpg","description":"","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"22","tag":"Fashion"},{"tag_id":"115","tag":"shoes"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"7-shoes-every-girl-needs","authorslug":"shreyanarang"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4056","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"458","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Shreya Narang","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Say Goodbye To These Bygone Trends Of 2017","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"70","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 1st, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-01 07:39:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Goodbye To These Bygone Trends Of 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53400","article_id":"4056","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_66283740302151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Winged Eyeliner","description":"

Winged eyeliners and dramatic eyes have made statement looks for two years now, and it is finally time to let winged eyes become a fancy dress event rather than a daily ritual. Don’t you think it is much of a hassle for a daily routine? First, you paint a triangle, and then you fill it, don’t even get me started on all the trouble I go through if my wings do not match! Switch to minimalist eyeliner, copy Betty’s style from the series Riverdale.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"458","email":"narangshreya07@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Shreya Narang","imagepath":"15127301085a2a6dfcec8ce.jpg","description":"","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"198","tag":"Hair"},{"tag_id":"155","tag":"Makeup"},{"tag_id":"115","tag":"shoes"},{"tag_id":"343","tag":"Trends"}],"brands":0,"slug":"goodbye-to-these-bygone-trends-of-2017","authorslug":"shreyanarang"}],"slug":"style-tricks"},{"subcategory_id":"7","subcategory_title":"Street Style","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4098","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Check Out These Brands That Make Chic Clothes For Curvy Women","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-13 14:27:58","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Brands That Make Clothes For Curvy Women","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53773","article_id":"4098","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_90544744713151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Eloquii","description":"

Designing specialised dresses in western wear for women, this brand is popular among ladies for its chic clothing collections. Among the most popular dresses that the brand has designed for women so far are attractive jumpsuits, abstract midi dresses, floral skirts, and more. The striking feature of dresses crafted by the brand is the use of abstract patterns and bold colours, which brings out the best features even in curvy women.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"379","tag":"Clothing Brands"},{"tag_id":"380","tag":"Curvy Women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"brands-that-make-clothes-for-curvy-women","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3952","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Look Of The Week With Nandini Swaminathan Of Sartorial Secrets","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-18 06:03:56","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Nandini Swaminathan, Sartorial Secrets, Interview With Nandini Swaminathan","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52522","article_id":"3952","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_94724795038051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

What are your tricks to budget-shopping for this look? <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Invest in a statement jacket like the one I have used in this look - you can find one on sale at any high street brand. Mix and match it with a black dress from your closet and dress it up with a pair of chandelier earrings and a metallic clutch and you're all set!<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"89","tag":"fashion"},{"tag_id":"20","tag":"Outfit"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"nandini-swaminathan-sartorial-secrets-interview-with-nandini-swaminathan","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3938","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Look Of The Week With Chayanika Rabha Of SelestyMe","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"22","view_count":"38","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Oct 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-11 05:59:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Indian Fashion Blogger Chayanika Rabha SelestyMe","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52395","article_id":"3938","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_11110911077051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

How would you describe your style?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

My style? I believe it keeps changing with time. As these days fashion trends change very quickly, I love to stay updated and keep adapting. Besides that, these days I am very comfortable with shirt dresses to denim with black tee and sneakers. Black is something I can't live without, so a touch of black is mandatory in my style.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"22","tag":"Fashion"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"indian-fashion-blogger-chayanika-rabha-selestyme","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3868","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Here Are 7 Strange Beauty And Fashion Trends That Have Become Popular In 2017","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-12 05:51:46","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Weird Beauty And Fashion Trends 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51638","article_id":"3868","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_76656284915051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The world of fashion and beauty is forever evolving, with a number of newer trends taking center-stage every month. For instance, 2015 was all about embracing the 70's with flower crowns and boho dresses dominating the scene; 2016 saw the resurgence of fashion trends from the 90's, with choker chains, flared jeans and crop tops taking the heat of the spotlight; and 2017 seems to be taking an inspiration from the 80's with shoulder pads and bold prints. And while most of these fashion and beauty trends seem to be getting positive reviews, there are some that often leave us questioning, 'But, why?' <\/p>\r\n\r\n

From braided eyebrows to squiggly lips to detachable pants, these are some of the beauty and fashion trends of 2017 that have us questioning 'How far did we go?'<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"212","tag":"Asian"},{"tag_id":"162","tag":"celebrity fashion"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"weird-beauty-and-fashion-trends-2017","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3822","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"These 5 Gorgeous Celebrities Brought In The Glamour To Lakme Fashion Week 2017","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-24 07:06:50","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Lakme Fashion Week 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51176","article_id":"3822","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_59986537553051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Amrita Puri","description":"

It's not rare to see a celebrity going full desi at a red carpet event, but Puri's understated look is all about the simplicity that we love! The chunky silver chain is definitely the star of the outfit, but the bold choice of colours is what makes the whole look come together. <\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"162","tag":"celebrity fashion"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"}],"brands":0,"slug":"lakme-fashion-week-2017","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3770","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"13 Ways To Combine Different Prints And Look Absolutely Fashion Forward","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"24","view_count":"39","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Aug 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-09 06:23:50","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Print On Print Fashion","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50677","article_id":"3770","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_87168859522051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Inverted color prints","description":"

If you want to wear the same pattern or print, wear it in inverted colors. And what better than playing it safe with the classic black and white?  Stripes and plaid are a work wear essential, perfect to layer over another print.<\/p>","story_order":"12","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"22","tag":"Fashion"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"print-on-print-fashion","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"}],"slug":"street-style"},{"subcategory_id":"8","subcategory_title":"Skin Care & Makeup","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4101","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"7 Useful Makeup Tips For Women With Dusky Skin Tone","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-14 08:13:24","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Useful Makeup Tips For Women With Dusky Skin Tone","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53792","article_id":"4101","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_20490569713151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Obsession with fair skin tone is a passé; dusky skin tones, nowadays, are stealing the show. Recent studies depict that darker skin tones are healthier than fair ones due to a higher percentage of melanin. Then, why not celebrate it?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Remember, beauty lies in your eyes and the way you behold yourself. Then, why won’t you flaunt your amazing skin tone with pride? Throw away those mythical fairness creams and master these easy makeup tricks to accentuate your beauty furthermore.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"384","tag":"Dusky"},{"tag_id":"155","tag":"Makeup"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"useful-makeup-tips-for-women-with-dusky-skin-tone","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4083","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Is Sunscreen Important In Winters?","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"3","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-09 11:19:47","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Importance Of Sunscreen In Winters","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53621","article_id":"4083","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_08311918282151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Whether the sky is overcast with clouds or it is a clearly smiling weather, do not be beguiled by the pleasant warmth on your back. You have no idea how vindictive the sun can be to harm your skin. Put on a sunscreen for reasons plentiful!<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

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Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"364","tag":"Sunscreen"},{"tag_id":"365","tag":"Winter"}],"brands":0,"slug":"importance-of-sunscreen-in-winters","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4078","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Essential Oil Guide To Solve All Your Skin Problems","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"11","view_count":"23","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 8th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-08 08:09:01","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Essential Oil Guide To Solve All Your Skin Problems","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53575","article_id":"4078","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_05866619172151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

For centuries, people from all over the planet have been using essential oils to maintain and treat various skin conditions. They are easily available in your nearest cosmetic store and even online. A few drops of essential oils in your homemade face masks and body scrubs can turn an ordinary mask or scrub into a luxurious one. But figuring out which essential oil works best for your skin type can be confusing. Essential oils potent regenerative properties that help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, normalize oil, balance PH, and renew dull complexions depending on which ones you use. So here we bring you a quick guide of which essential oil to use depending on your skin type and problems.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"361","tag":"Oil"},{"tag_id":"18","tag":"Skin Treatments"}],"brands":0,"slug":"essential-oil-guide-to-solve-all-your-skin-problems","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4039","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"457","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"These Simple Tips Will Help You Keep Your Lips Soft And Moisturised This Winter","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"2","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Dec 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-05 06:44:19","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Easy Lip Care Tips for Winters","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53267","article_id":"4039","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_80726464151151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

It’s all about the perfect pout. Who doesn’t want to flaunt a set of perfect plump and healthy pink lips? The whole nine yards of beauty regime covers everything from face packs to home remedies for eyes, skin, facial hair; but experts say we often forget to care for our lips. Lips aesthetically define the shape of your face; hence need to be equally cared for. While climate plays a vital role in maintaining the natural state of your lips, temperatures drop and your worst lip fears arise – chapping, flaking, splitting, cold sores, discoloration, and darkening, to name a few. Here’s a brief look at the best lip care regime, specifically for winters.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"457","email":"naikgreeshma@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","imagepath":"15118580095a1d1f59c6de7.jpg","description":"

Heady, hearty and a compelling food connoisseur is all that describes Greeshma in a nutshell. While her lucrative past dwells in the IT industry as a QA Analyst for 8 years, she found her two true loves much later – a loving better half and full-time content writing, which now keep her busy throughout. Besides being irreversibly addicted to desserts; she is an avid traveller & dreams of, someday, voyaging round the globe in a suitcase and stapled bunch of passports.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"16","tag":"Beauty Treatments"},{"tag_id":"64","tag":"DIY"}],"brands":0,"slug":"easy-lip-care-tips-for-winters","authorslug":"greeshmanaik"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4060","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"186","modified_by":"37","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","modified_by_name":"Rashmi Adukoorie","title":"Nourish Your Beautiful Skin With These Night Creams","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"11","view_count":"35","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 1st, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-01 10:25:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Best Night Creams In India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53427","article_id":"4060","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_87871382212151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Looking ahead to a beauty sleep? Or quite literally, for a cream that ensures you get a beautiful skin even while you’re asleep, then here’s a list of best night creams in India. PS. The night cream is strictly to be used only during the night as certain contents in the cream can have a drastic effect on the skin.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"186","email":"sneha.lukka@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","imagepath":"142726313555124e9f94d87.jpg","description":"Sneha is a true Mumbai girl, writer, studying law and is someone who believes in living life king size.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"64","tag":"DIY"},{"tag_id":"85","tag":"India"},{"tag_id":"345","tag":"Night Cream"},{"tag_id":"267","tag":"sleep"}],"brands":0,"slug":"best-night-creams-in-india","authorslug":"snehalukka"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4038","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"450","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sarita Vivek","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Bid Adieu To Dry Skin This Winter: Try These Home Remedies","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-30 11:46:32","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Bid Adieu To Dry Skin - Home Remedies","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53260","article_id":"4038","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_01715352151151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Dry skin in winters is one of the biggest skin woes most of us end up dealing with. Loading the skin with tons of moisturizers only leaves it greasy and dull. However, there are some simple home remedies which will allow your skin to shine this winter.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"450","email":"Saritavivek@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sarita Vivek","imagepath":"15100319265a014236e19c6.jpg","description":"

 A foodie by heart, a shopaholic by nature, a writer by profession and a mom to a toddler is what defines her. She hates the routine and is always on the lookout for new things to explore. Creative writing gives her a way to explore the adventurous side of life and is just what keeps her going. Her favourite fashion style is ethnic and Indian and she leaves no stone unturned to explore new ways of draping the old.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"64","tag":"DIY"},{"tag_id":"18","tag":"Skin Treatments"}],"brands":0,"slug":"bid-adieu-to-dry-skin-home-remedies","authorslug":"saritavivek"}],"slug":"skin-care-makeup"},{"subcategory_id":"9","subcategory_title":"Hair & Nails","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4015","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Here Are The Top 10 Hair Colours That Are Reigning Supreme This Season","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"10","view_count":"23","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 17th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-17 06:51:51","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Hair Colours 2017, Hair Colour Trends 2017, Hottest Hair Colour Trends 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53070","article_id":"4015","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_60867911090151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Giving your lovely tresses a makeover by colouring them transforms your entire look. It enhances your personality and makes you look a couple of years younger! After all, it’s an easier route to a makeover without going chop-chop. Warm browns mixed with a hint of mauve, pink and red are huge this season. Some of these hair colour ideas are new and some of them are re-introduced with a hint of modification. If you’re feeling fierce and fiery, colours like platinum, rose gold and steel grey look stunning. We bring to you some amazing hair colour trends that are going to force you to bookmark this article for your next salon appointment:<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"16","tag":"Beauty Treatments"},{"tag_id":"310","tag":"ethnic hairdos"},{"tag_id":"198","tag":"Hair"},{"tag_id":"309","tag":"hairstyles"}],"brands":0,"slug":"hair-colours-2017-hair-colour-trends-2017-hottest-hair-colour-trends-2017","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3991","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"7 Hair Brushes For Different Hair Types","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"11","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-04 05:45:54","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Different Types Of Hair Brushes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52866","article_id":"3991","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_12495212969051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Tried all means to get that shine and smoothness of your hair back? No amount of oil, tablets, or creams is working on your hair? Worry not ladies (and gentlemen). This is not entirely related to your genes or your sleeping or eating habits. It might just be a wrong choice of hair brush. You heard it right. Choice of brush\/comb for your hair has a lot to do with their health. A wrong choice of brush not only makes your hair look ugly but also damages your strands. There are many brushes available in the market. You might not be able to figure out which one's the right one for you. So to help you with this confusion, here is a list of brushes as per your hair type.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"266","tag":"accessories"},{"tag_id":"198","tag":"Hair"},{"tag_id":"309","tag":"hairstyles"}],"brands":0,"slug":"different-types-of-hair-brushes","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3965","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"430","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Georgina Doray","title":"12 Young Women Share The Real Reason They Changed Their Hairstyles And It Has Little To Do With Vanity","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"0","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-24 09:05:59","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"hairstyles, woman, trend","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52641","article_id":"3965","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_22328863388051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." Coco Chanel.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Universally accepted, the hair of a woman represents her beauty and is closely linked with her emotional status. Therefore, women who cut their hair are likely to shed off so much more in the bargain. The ability to rise above the misconception and dawn a new identity in the making goes far beyond what trend makes it to be. Hence, women with this kind of personal transformation radiate a sense of overcoming and a reestablishment of power. There's more to a woman than the length of her hair and these bold women are here to give you their insight on what it's all about.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"198","tag":"Hair"},{"tag_id":"309","tag":"hairstyles"}],"brands":0,"slug":"hairstyles-woman-trend","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3948","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"91","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sidhi Chadha","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Meet These 7 Hairstylists From Delhi Who Are The Most Sought After","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"148","view_count":"662","comment_count":"3","created_on":"Oct 16th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-16 06:36:35","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Haircut, Hairstylists, Salon, Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52475","article_id":"3948","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_40575505318051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

A hairstyle can make or break your appearance - so it is important that you choose the right haircut\/hairstyle that suits your face and personality. And to do that one needs to go to the right hairstylist. Hairstyling is an art, and not anyone and everyone can do what a hairstylist does. They are passionate and good at what they do. These hairstylists make sure to give you a look that you can carry off with confidence. Here are some of Delhi’s best hairstylists, who can do wonders to your tresses.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

These hairstylists are only available on appointment basis.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"91","email":"sidhichadha@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sidhi Chadha","imagepath":"1417172186547854da4407d.jpg","description":"After a decade of working in Online media, Sidhi Chadha is currently multi-tasking as a freelance writer, hands-on mother and a domestic goddess. All put together, her days are jam-packed and life a roller-coaster ride. However, her love for writing never takes a back seat. Whenever there\u2019s \u2018Me\u2019 time, she loves to read, explore new places in the city and of course sleep!","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"122","tag":"celebrity"},{"tag_id":"198","tag":"Hair"},{"tag_id":"309","tag":"hairstyles"}],"brands":0,"slug":"haircut-hairstylists-salon-delhi","authorslug":"sidhichadha"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3903","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"15+ Quirky Hair And Makeup Trends From Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festival 2017","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"37","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 26th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-26 08:05:41","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Lakme India Fashion Week Winter Festival 2017, Makeup Trends 2017, Hairstyle Trends 2017, LFW Winter Festival 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51982","article_id":"3903","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_43684800146051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Lakme Fashion Week is one of the most awaited and well-known fashion events of the country. Designers and stylists introduce us to various styles that are not only stylish looking but also doable if you give it a try. From fashion to makeup and hairstyles, Lakme Fashion Week displays a lot of new trends. Here are some amazing trends that some designers presented to highlight their show that we totally adored on the ramp. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"198","tag":"Hair"},{"tag_id":"309","tag":"hairstyles"},{"tag_id":"155","tag":"Makeup"},{"tag_id":"308","tag":"makeuphacks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"lakme-india-fashion-week-winter-festival-2017-makeup-trends-2017-hairstyle-trends-2017-lfw-winter","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3631","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"5 Nail Colours That Will Brighten Your Day This Monsoon","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"17","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 22nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-22 09:32:44","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Nail Polish For Monsoon","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49165","article_id":"3631","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_32301653218941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

While slaying all the fashion and beauty trends of 2017 is important, there's often one category of beauty that we tend to give a miss - nails! More often than not we tend to gravitate towards classic colours such as red, blue, black and white, but with different seasons, why not indulge in more than just the classics. This monsoon, sport these beautiful nail colours to channel the season in trendy and subtle ways. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"175","tag":"Nail"},{"tag_id":"176","tag":"Nail Art"}],"brands":0,"slug":"nail-polish-for-monsoon","authorslug":"glorymathew"}],"slug":"hair-nails"},{"subcategory_id":"45","subcategory_title":"Accessories","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4085","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"These Accessories Are A Must-Have This Winter To Keep You Warm And In Style","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-11 12:31:28","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Absolutely Necessary Winter Accessories","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53644","article_id":"4085","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_97026916792151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Here are some of the accessories to shoot up your style quotient during the cold seasons.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"266","tag":"accessories"},{"tag_id":"365","tag":"Winter"},{"tag_id":"339","tag":"winter fashion"}],"brands":0,"slug":"absolutely-necessary-winter-accessories","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4017","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"450","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sarita Vivek","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"4 Online Stores That Have A Great Collection Of Funky Nose Pins","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"12","view_count":"40","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-18 07:24:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Funky Nose Pins Online","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53094","article_id":"4017","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_78744169890151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"iTokri","description":"

This website has a huge collection of sterling silver nose pins that incorporate Indian elements in their designs, a perfect buy for ethnic lovers. They also have nose pins with stones studded on them too. Now, you can match your nose pin to the attire you are wearing. Their clip on collection of nose pins is absolutely irresistible.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"450","email":"Saritavivek@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sarita Vivek","imagepath":"15100319265a014236e19c6.jpg","description":"

 A foodie by heart, a shopaholic by nature, a writer by profession and a mom to a toddler is what defines her. She hates the routine and is always on the lookout for new things to explore. Creative writing gives her a way to explore the adventurous side of life and is just what keeps her going. Her favourite fashion style is ethnic and Indian and she leaves no stone unturned to explore new ways of draping the old.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"266","tag":"accessories"},{"tag_id":"105","tag":"jewellery"}],"brands":0,"slug":"funky-nose-pins-online","authorslug":"saritavivek"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3960","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Here Are The Brands That Don\u2019t Believe In Labels Or Logos","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"12","view_count":"43","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 23rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-23 08:52:49","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Brands With No Labels Or Logos","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52598","article_id":"3960","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_80984497478051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Bottega Veneta","description":"

The no logo reveal for this iconic brand started in 2001 when the Gucci Group bought the company and hired a new creative director, German-born Tomas Maier, who removed all the labels and went back to the brand’s original understated allure. Since then, he has been credited with defining luxury as discreetly as possible.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"266","tag":"accessories"},{"tag_id":"22","tag":"Fashion"}],"brands":0,"slug":"brands-with-no-labels-or-logos","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3947","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"8 Ways To Add A Belt To Indian Wear For A Unique Fusion Look","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"27","view_count":"70","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-14 06:34:19","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fusion Wear, Ethnic Outfits With Belts, Indian Outfits With Belts, Celebrity Fashion Indian Celebrity Fashion","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52465","article_id":"3947","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_75905072697051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

In an age where everything is new and trendy, fusion wear is just another amazing rage that has taken over the fashion world. Time has changed and wonderful accessories have turned out to be a boon for all the women who love to experiment and dress up. And belts are one of the most favoured accessory of all time! Thanks to models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, belts have become the IT accessory to own. But while western outfits and belts seem to be the obvious choice, pairing them with Indian ensembles create a quirky and magnificent fashion statement! Here are some amazing ways to adapt this new trend and nail it effortlessly:<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"266","tag":"accessories"},{"tag_id":"162","tag":"celebrity fashion"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fusion-wear-ethnic-outfits-with-belts-indian-outfits-with-belts-celebrity-fashion-indian","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3935","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Give Your Jewellery The Care They Need By Storing Them The Right Way","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"12","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 10th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-10 06:18:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Ways To Store Your Jewelry Jewellery","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52357","article_id":"3935","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_74042606167051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"266","tag":"accessories"},{"tag_id":"105","tag":"jewellery"},{"tag_id":"132","tag":"Lifehacks"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"ways-to-store-your-jewelry-jewellery","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3737","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"10 Types Of DIY Jewellery For Those Who Are Creative","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"14","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 27th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-27 06:09:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"DIY Jewellery Ideas","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50352","article_id":"3737","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_78560305311051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

If you’re an accessory lover, it’s always fun to go shopping for chunky jewellery. But there are so many accessories that can be made at home, at a much cheaper and pocket-friendly budget. It’s also a great option when you want to make something and gift it to a friend or family. Let’s face it, handmade things have a personal touch and so much sentimental value. If you are looking for some DIY jewellery ideas, you’ve come to the right place!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Scroll down and learn step by step, how to make some pretty jewellery for yourself or your friends.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"266","tag":"accessories"},{"tag_id":"64","tag":"DIY"},{"tag_id":"105","tag":"jewellery"}],"brands":0,"slug":"diy-jewellery-ideas","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"}],"slug":"accessories"}],"slug":"fashion-beauty"},{"category_id":"3","category_title":"Food","category_color":"#b9c941","category_icon":"140402788753afc3ef52809.png","category_order":"3","description":"","subcategories":[{"subcategory_id":"10","subcategory_title":"Recipes","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3980","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"8 Cold Brew Coffee Recipes That Even The Critiques Will Approve Of","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"26","view_count":"52","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-30 06:50:33","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Cold Brew Coffee, Cold Brew Coffee Recipes, Pinterest Coffee Recipes, Easy Coffee Recipes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52766","article_id":"3980","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_64892149339051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The world is very clearly divided into two kinds of people – tea lovers and coffee lovers. Both are extremely possessive about their favourites and just can’t survive a day without their love. There are so many cafes these days for your easy access that you needn’t worry about missing out on your everyday dose. So much so, that getting a caffeine fix is more like an addiction than anything else. But as they say, too much coffee isn’t good either, but that doesn’t stop one from having it. But there’s always a way to tackle things and the answer here is - cold brew coffee, which is smoother, richer and less acidic than hot coffee. Here are a few super easy and super yum cold brew coffee recipes that you can try out at home and change your life for good.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"256","tag":"Coffee"},{"tag_id":"268","tag":"cooking"},{"tag_id":"280","tag":"first date"},{"tag_id":"132","tag":"Lifehacks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"cold-brew-coffee-cold-brew-coffee-recipes-pinterest-coffee-recipes-easy-coffee-recipes","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4095","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Indulge In These 6 Guilt-Free Desserts This Winter","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"10","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-13 07:06:36","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"6 Guilt-Free Desserts This Winter","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53733","article_id":"4095","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_21272699903151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Cinnamon Rolls","description":"

Winter and cinnamon do hold a lovely relation. The aroma spreads when added with vanilla glaze and is purely mesmerizing. You can easily bake soft and warm cinnamon rolls in a short span of time. What makes cinnamon rolls so special? The preparation of this dessert recipe only requires the use of healthy ingredients.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"71","tag":"Dessert"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"6-guilt-free-desserts-this-winter","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3881","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"445","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Timmy Grover","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Easy And Mouthwatering Dips Every Foodie Must Try At Home","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"125","view_count":"169","comment_count":"4","created_on":"Sep 16th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-16 05:35:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Recipes For Dips","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51785","article_id":"3881","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_57946179355051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

A selection of dips served with raw vegetables and arranged on a large platter not only makes for an eye-catching presentation but is also a healthy and easy starter for parties and appreciated by young and old alike. These are ideal to serve as they can be made a couple of days prior to the event and stored in the refrigerator. They are easy on the wallet and yet make for a very attractive accompaniment to the drinks before a meal. Different bases make each uniquely flavoured and enjoyed with multi-grain crackers or plain old chips. The final touch lies in the aesthetics.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"445","email":"grovertimmy@yahoo.co.in","created_by_name":"Timmy Grover","imagepath":"150547398759bbb5c33b0df.jpg","description":"

Timmy Grover is predominantly a mountain lover ....and now in her mid life she realises that the mountain is that has moulded her and it is that is what defines her. Her love for Sufiism and photography often takes her to the darghas of Old and New Delhi to just soak in the essence of music or just sink into the silence of the shrines and ofcourse to photograph them too.. Her needs are few, not an overtly social person. She derives her happiness and fulfillment from walking, reading,exploring ,listening to music, photography and gazing at nature. The epitome of joy for her is drinking a cup of tea sitting in the midst of the mountains, gazing at nature and just experiencing the seasons going by. Her dream is to retire back to where she was born.She took a sabbatical from her career of 25 years to be around for her son as he prepared for his CBSE XII Board Exams . She also made use of that time to set up a small online business of art and artifacts which has been a huge learning curve for her. Each artifact she sources is a tool of knowledge for her as she has learnt to recognise which part of the world it is from and what its age and significance are which adds charm to this newly found avenue of hers. She calls it Noor.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"49","tag":"Recipes"},{"tag_id":"147","tag":"Vegetarian"}],"brands":0,"slug":"recipes-for-dips","authorslug":"timmygrover"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3380","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"424","modified_by":"37","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sreelatha S Nair","modified_by_name":"Rashmi Adukoorie","title":"10 Unique Dessert Recipes From Kerala That Will Appeal To Every Foodie","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"414","view_count":"3.5k","comment_count":"13","created_on":"Sep 2nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-02 05:22:41","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Dessert Recipes, Kerala","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"46086","article_id":"3380","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_92231816008841.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Elaneer Pudding\/Tender Coconut Pudding","description":"

Easy to make, less time consuming, tasty and healthy! What more can we ask for? A perfect dessert conjured up from the combination of a few humble ingredients readily available in your kitchen.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Ingredients:<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Tender coconut - 1 whole<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Tender coconut water - 1 cup<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Coconut milk - 1 ¼ cup<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Condensed milk - 200 gm<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Sugar - As per taste<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Gelatin - 4 tbsp.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Hot Water - 10 tbsp.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Procedure: <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Divide the tender coconut into half portions. Chop the first half to small pieces and Keep it aside. In a mixer, pulse the second half of the tender coconut with the coconut water. Grind to a smooth paste. Pour this into a bowl <\/p>\r\n\r\n

In a cup, mix gelatin to hot water. Blend it well. Keep it aside<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Add coconut milk to the coconut paste prepared. Add condensed milk and the gelatin syrup. Add the chopped tender coconut to the mixture and mix well.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

You may add sugar to taste.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Pour this mixture to a flat pan and let it rest inside the refrigerator for half an hour. Do not keep it inside the freezer.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Carefully remove your tasty pudding to a serving plate<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Recipe Credits: <\/strong>Mia Kitchen<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"424","email":"sreelatha3237@yahoo.in","created_by_name":"Sreelatha S Nair","imagepath":"148800553758b129a15edd5.jpg","description":"

A blog enthusiast and a free soul, who is passionate about writing, enjoys nature, cooking, music, books and movies. An MBA graduate from Kerala, currently taken a sabbatical from the hectic MNC life. To her, writing is the best outlet of expressions, a stress releaser, entertainment and ambition. Loves to pamper herself with the luxury of solitude. You may find her scribble down couple of lines anywhere and everywhere she passes by. She is a mirror image of how you treat her. A babbler in the comfy circles and tight lipped otherwise.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"5","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"285","tag":"desserts"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"dessert-recipes-kerala","authorslug":"sreelathasnair"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3824","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"440","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Here Are Easy And Healthy Meals That You Can Make In A Mason Jar","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"8","view_count":"14","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 26th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-26 05:15:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Mason Jar Recipes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51201","article_id":"3824","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_52077514273051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

If you have a busy schedule and are always on the go, then make your life easier by packing your meal in a mason jar. You can make your meal in a mason jar with some fresh, healthy and satisfying ingredients. Gift yourself a new treat each day with different combinations for each day while being cautious of nutrition value it contains. If you have a sweet tooth, then you are going to love what we have in stock for you below. Bonus, no artificial sweeteners or preservatives needed.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"440","email":"komal.malhotra@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","imagepath":"150097204159770409f2311.jpg","description":"

Our hyperactive, ever quizzical writer Komal Malhotra takes pleasure in travelling on word. Coming from hardcore International Business, Finance and Management background she recently discovered about her passion to write. Being a compassionate animal lover, she loves to babysit pets of her acquaints while they travel. Komal loves to invest time travelling, micro-blogging, exploring new places in and around city and read about recent development in world of technology, social media, politics, fashion, finance, designing and culinary.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"49","tag":"Recipes"}],"brands":0,"slug":"mason-jar-recipes","authorslug":"komalmalhotra"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3801","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"8 Creative Beer Cocktail Recipes From Mixologists In Bangalore That Add To The Hype","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"23","view_count":"37","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-21 05:56:05","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Beer Cocktail Recipes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50939","article_id":"3801","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_45061174323051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

According to Wikipedia, “a beer cocktail is a cocktail that is made by mixing beer with a distilled beverage or another style of beer. In this type of cocktail, the primary ingredient is beer. A mixture of beer with a beverage that contains a soft drink is usually called a shandy.” Further, we thought that a story like this is needed because beer cocktails<\/a> are slowly gaining popularity, all thanks to beer brands like Bira and many other who are promoting this type of drink.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are some beer cocktails shared by mixologists from various restaurants\/bars in Bangalore that you can now try at home. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"104","tag":"Beer"},{"tag_id":"329","tag":"cocktails"},{"tag_id":"102","tag":"Drinks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"beer-cocktail-recipes","authorslug":"avinashkumai"}],"slug":"recipes"},{"subcategory_id":"11","subcategory_title":"Drinks","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4072","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"These Healthy And Delicious Drinks Are Perfect For Your Kids This Season","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-06 11:09:41","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Healthy And Delicious Drinks For Your Kids","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53535","article_id":"4072","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_04938457552151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Winter has come and spring is really far behind. But would that scare us, the mothers, from shielding our kids from the cold? No. Definitely not! Let us protect them with these incomparable lip-smacking drinks that are really apt for this winter season.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"158","tag":"health drinks"},{"tag_id":"192","tag":"kids"}],"brands":0,"slug":"healthy-and-delicious-drinks-for-your-kids","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4067","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Healthy Juice Detox Recipes For Keeping You Hydrated","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"8","view_count":"19","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-05 07:49:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Healthy Juice Detox Recipes For Keeping You Hydrated","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53496","article_id":"4067","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_12236609542151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The goal towards following a healthy diet plan does include a prominent role of fruit or vegetable juices. It is advisable to consume juice in the morning hours, either on an empty stomach or at least half an hour before your meal. Not only do these natural juices help by offering the necessary hydrating minerals but they also work to stimulate the cleansing or detoxification process.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

One needs to be well aware of the various tips and tricks to merge different fruits and vegetables. This knowledge would reward you with the most relishing drink to start your day. Apart from the regular orange or apple juice, here are five interesting juice detox recipes that you can easily make at home.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"354","tag":"Hydrated"},{"tag_id":"257","tag":"Juice"},{"tag_id":"49","tag":"Recipes"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-healthy-juice-detox-recipes-for-keeping-you-hydrated","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4040","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"457","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Hottest Food Trends 2017 - Unicorn Lattes to Matcha Tea!","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"13","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Dec 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-04 16:30:47","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Food Trends 2017 - Unicorn Lattes to Matcha Tea!","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53277","article_id":"4040","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_78567674042151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Matcha & Everything","description":"

Little did the Japanese know that their humble Matcha would someday be celebrated and decorated in ways multifold! Inadvertently, Matcha has become a favorite ingredient not only in its original form – green tea powder; but tons of desserts like macaroons, puddings, crepes, smoothies, lattes & so much more.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Matcha is here to stay, Thumbs Up!<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"457","email":"naikgreeshma@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","imagepath":"15118580095a1d1f59c6de7.jpg","description":"

Heady, hearty and a compelling food connoisseur is all that describes Greeshma in a nutshell. While her lucrative past dwells in the IT industry as a QA Analyst for 8 years, she found her two true loves much later – a loving better half and full-time content writing, which now keep her busy throughout. Besides being irreversibly addicted to desserts; she is an avid traveller & dreams of, someday, voyaging round the globe in a suitcase and stapled bunch of passports.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"202","tag":"tea"},{"tag_id":"153","tag":"tea time"}],"brands":0,"slug":"food-trends-2017-unicorn-lattes-to-matcha-tea","authorslug":"greeshmanaik"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4053","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"448","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sampada","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Perfect Destinations Around Nashik To Enjoy Your Glass Of Wine","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"10","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-29 09:12:56","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Perfect Destinations Around Nashik To Enjoy Your Glass Of Wine","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53380","article_id":"4053","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_60135472602151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Winter is coming in India and it is accompanied by a host of health problems like the cold. To keep the health issues at bay, we have soups, coffee, or wine. We prefer soups at authentic Chinese restaurants. Similar is the case with coffee. Then why not have wine in a vineyard where we can enjoy different wine types, not just one. And to relish the original wine taste, there is no better place than Nashik, a city in Western India.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Nashik is famous for its grapes and so for its vineyards. So to make your holiday more happening and memorable, listed below are noted vineyards around the city.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"448","email":"sampadajk1990@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sampada","imagepath":"150762936259dc99329506a.jpg","description":"

Born and brought up in Kolhapur, Sampada is a foodie by heart. She loves traveling, cooking, reading, and dressing up. Writing is her new found love. She is a keen observer and keeps fake and two-faced people at bay. She loves perfection in almost everything. She likes helping and gifting others.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"102","tag":"Drinks"},{"tag_id":"340","tag":"Nashik"},{"tag_id":"157","tag":"Wine"}],"brands":0,"slug":"perfect-destinations-around-nashik-to-enjoy-your-glass-of-wine","authorslug":"sampada"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4034","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"6 Tea Places In Delhi That You Must Explore This Winter","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"8","view_count":"18","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Nov 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-24 06:45:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Tea Places In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53234","article_id":"4034","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_64429915051151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Firdaus\u2019s Mithaai Shop, Chandani Chowk","description":"

Prefer your cup of tea thick, milky and creamy? Then this is the place to be. Reminisce Old the Delhi vibes with a cup of tea paired with sweets like jalebis if you like. If you are at Chandni Chowk, you can’t miss the opportunity to visit the shop once.<\/p>","story_order":"5","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"103","tag":"Beverages"},{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"},{"tag_id":"102","tag":"Drinks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tea-places-in-delhi","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3937","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"440","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Learn To Serve Liquor In The Right Glassware With This Handy Guide","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-11 07:04:05","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Glassware, Drinkware, Glasses For Cocktails, Glasses For Drinks, Cocktail Glasses","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52386","article_id":"3937","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_04013458967051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Acing your baking skills is so passe; to become a pro at mixology and bartending is the current trend. But becoming a mixologist is more than just learning to perfect a classic cocktail, it also involves becoming a pro at knowing the right utensils, stemware and glassware, same as is with becoming a chef. Without this knowledge, it would be a fancy gift in poor wrapping. We've come up with a handy guide on mastering the art of serving drinks in the right glassware. Take a look. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"440","email":"komal.malhotra@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","imagepath":"150097204159770409f2311.jpg","description":"

Our hyperactive, ever quizzical writer Komal Malhotra takes pleasure in travelling on word. Coming from hardcore International Business, Finance and Management background she recently discovered about her passion to write. Being a compassionate animal lover, she loves to babysit pets of her acquaints while they travel. Komal loves to invest time travelling, micro-blogging, exploring new places in and around city and read about recent development in world of technology, social media, politics, fashion, finance, designing and culinary.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"329","tag":"cocktails"},{"tag_id":"102","tag":"Drinks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"glassware-drinkware-glasses-for-cocktails-glasses-for-drinks-cocktail-glasses","authorslug":"komalmalhotra"}],"slug":"drinks"},{"subcategory_id":"13","subcategory_title":"Bars & Restaurants","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4104","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"186","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"7 Restaurants In Mumbai You Must try If You are craving for Sindhi Food","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-15 10:25:58","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"7 Sindhi Food Restaurants In Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53824","article_id":"4104","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_25035362333151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Sindh Se","description":"

A home delivery only kitchen operating in Malad, Sindh Se excels in serving authentic Sindhi food that will leave you asking for more. The brand offers you appetizing Sindhi food including sindhi kadhi, sindhi mutton, sindhi phulka, sai bhaji and more. The food is authentic sindhi in taste and also is cost-effective.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Address: Ahimsa Marg, Malad West, Mumbai<\/p>","story_order":"8","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"186","email":"sneha.lukka@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","imagepath":"142726313555124e9f94d87.jpg","description":"Sneha is a true Mumbai girl, writer, studying law and is someone who believes in living life king size.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"245","tag":"Mumbai food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"},{"tag_id":"386","tag":"Sindhi"}],"brands":0,"slug":"7-sindhi-food-restaurants-in-mumbai","authorslug":"snehalukka"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4105","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"442","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Nida Zehra","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Finger-Licking Good Kebab Places You Must Try Out While in Delhi","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"2","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-15 11:13:04","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Finger-Licking Good Kebab Places in Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53825","article_id":"4105","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_61642305333151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Though stone-supported skewers dating back to 17th century BC have been excavated in Greece, the first known use of the word “Kebab” for food was found in the Turkish script of Kyssa-i Yusuf in 1377 AD. The Turkish word Kebap is derived from the Arabic word “Kabab” which means roasted meat. However, the word is not found in Arabic books and its use in relation to cooking became prevalent during the Turkish period.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

As of today, the quest to find the best Kababs in town is like the hunt for the Holy Grail. The basic way to make them is the same, though the difference lying in the secret ingredients use is literally a secret! People have their favourites Kebabs, so the best Kabab award would be an oxymoron with every outlet making mouth-watering Kababs. Anyway, here is the list of places we recommend. :)<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"442","email":"Nida.alizehra@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Nida Zehra","imagepath":"150467485359af8425558ad.jpg","description":"

An art lover, writer, and poet by heart, she has worked for the corporate sector and publishing houses. Besides being an experienced editor, she is passionate about bringing a positive change in the society through her social work, and often expresses herself through her poetry and writings in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi on her blog. A die hard fan of the mysticism of Rumi's poetry along with Kafkaism, she has an insatiable addiction to Murakami's work! Her other interests include traveling, photography, Sufi music, and food.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"},{"tag_id":"387","tag":"Kebab"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-finger-licking-good-kebab-places-in-delhi","authorslug":"nidazehra"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4100","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Cafes In Jaipur That You Should Not Miss","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-14 08:06:16","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Cafes In Jaipur That You Should Not Miss","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53786","article_id":"4100","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_56625208323151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"WTF","description":"

This is an amazing place to refresh and chill with your friends. You can also relish light alcohol and hookah at the sports bar of the café. The café is equipped with a snooker table, cricket batting net and ice hockey tables to provide entertainment to their guests. A live DJ and the refreshing ambience of the place will melt away your monotony. Serves North Indian, Lebanese and Thai food, at a cost of INR 1500 for two.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"67","tag":"cafe"},{"tag_id":"383","tag":"Jaipur"}],"brands":0,"slug":"cafes-in-jaipur-that-you-should-not-miss","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4097","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"These 5 Places In Kolkata Are Known For Their Delicious Ice Cream Rolls","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"15","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-13 14:04:16","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Places In Kolkata For Delicious Ice Cream Rolls","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53768","article_id":"4097","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_70796372713151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"4. Ice ninja","description":"

The name itself is beckoning! Imagine dragging yourself in the unbearable heat of the humid Kolkata summer, into this wonderful Frigid Zone only to help yourself with frozen goodies. If you are wondering about which flavour to taste first, then go for Dark Knight, Coffee to Go, and what not! Also, they serve brilliant sorbets.<\/p>","story_order":"5","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"250","tag":"Calcutta Food"},{"tag_id":"378","tag":"Ice Cream Rolls"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-places-in-kolkata-for-delicious-ice-cream-rolls","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4030","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"If You Love Kashmiri Pulao, Head To These 4 Places In Delhi","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"10","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 23rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-23 05:30:28","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Kashmiri Pulao In Delhi, Authentic Kashmiri Pulao In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53198","article_id":"4030","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_37307474141151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

A trip to a new place remains incomplete if you don’t taste the local cuisine. And when you're in Delhi, how about enjoying a plate of Kashmiri Pulao<\/em> with a suitable side dish? There are several restaurants in Delhi, where you can enjoy lip-smacking and authentic Kashmiri pulao <\/em>with delectable Kashmiri cuisine. Not only that, but you can also have fun with several regional dishes at this restaurant. Make sure you enjoy your stay in Delhi with scrumptious Kashmiri cuisine at these places!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"kashmiri-pulao-in-delhi-authentic-kashmiri-pulao-in-delhi","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3929","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"444","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Parashar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"5 Sushi Places In Delhi That Will Have You Craving For More","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"23","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-07 05:51:18","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Sushi Places In Delhi, Sushi In Delhi, Delhi Sushi, Japanese Places In Delhi, Japanese Food In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52290","article_id":"3929","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_95633225537051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Sushi has become surprisingly popular in Delhi these days. Gone are the days when you had to burn a hole in your pocket paying high prices at high-end restaurants to eat sushi because they were the only ones offering it.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

It’s the smaller food joints that are thriving now, because they offer sushi at relatively affordable rates. Major food bloggers who have been writing about the Indian culinary scene for quite some time are shocked by sushi’s relentless progress throughout the urban restaurant scene. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Listed below are the best sushi serving restaurants in Delhi \/ NCR.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"444","email":"ayushi.365daysofbliss@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Parashar","imagepath":"","description":"Aditi is someone who loves and lives life to the fullest. She loves everything life has to offer especially when that offering is related to travel, food, fashion and beauty. Born and brought up in Delhi, When she is not writing, she loves dancing and enjoys jazz music. Aditi loves socialising and visiting new spots in the city with her friends.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"},{"tag_id":"297","tag":"Sushi"}],"brands":0,"slug":"sushi-places-in-delhi-sushi-in-delhi-delhi-sushi-japanese-places-in-delhi-japanese-food-in-delhi","authorslug":"aditiparashar"}],"slug":"bars-restaurants"},{"subcategory_id":"46","subcategory_title":"Baking","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4095","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Indulge In These 6 Guilt-Free Desserts This Winter","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"10","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-13 07:06:36","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"6 Guilt-Free Desserts This Winter","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53733","article_id":"4095","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_21272699903151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Cinnamon Rolls","description":"

Winter and cinnamon do hold a lovely relation. The aroma spreads when added with vanilla glaze and is purely mesmerizing. You can easily bake soft and warm cinnamon rolls in a short span of time. What makes cinnamon rolls so special? The preparation of this dessert recipe only requires the use of healthy ingredients.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"71","tag":"Dessert"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"6-guilt-free-desserts-this-winter","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4027","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"8 Home Bakers In Delhi Who Are All Set To Make The Holiday Season Joyous","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"30","view_count":"119","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 22nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-22 03:18:54","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Home bakers in Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53154","article_id":"4027","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_88947026821151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Delhi houses one of the finest chefs and restaurant with amazing and affordable street foods that will make visit the city all the time. The food is so delicious and great that it will make you coming back for more. But apart from different food brands and restaurant, Delhi is also home to many talented bakers that provide home-baked items. So, let’s check out key home bakers whose creations are worth a sample, perhaps? <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"home-bakers-in-delhi","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3699","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"7 Baking Trends That Will Excite Budding And Seasoned Bakers Alike","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-18 07:35:36","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"baking trends 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50071","article_id":"3699","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_52912682630051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Mini Desserts","description":"

After a delicious main course, most of us like to end our meal with a dessert. But these days consumers or diners prefer something that’s small and doesn’t cost too much. And this is how the mini dessert trend came into being. Rather than having one large dessert, like a huge sundae, people are opting for small pies, mini cupcakes, seviyan or phirni served in shot glasses and many more.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

And moreover, people today also like to get a taste of everything - so instead of ordering just one dessert, they prefer a platter consisting of small desserts such as mini tarts, mousse in a shot glass, tiny pastries.<\/p>","story_order":"5","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"286","tag":"baking"},{"tag_id":"285","tag":"desserts"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"baking-trends-2017","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3687","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Check Out These 5 College-Going Students Who Are Also Professional Bakers","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"875","view_count":"1.9k","comment_count":"7","created_on":"Jul 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-11 07:38:51","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Professional Bakers In College","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49770","article_id":"3687","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_60260727579941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Are you a college student who is dragging through the monotony of daily college life, wondering whether what your studying is even worth it?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Well, join the league, mi amigo! We all are in the same boat of hopelessness and sail in the direction of clouds. But, we also have amongst us a few heroes who have managed to break some rules, mend their lives and found an outlet for their head-driven passion and creativity while cherishing college life. Why bother about job-hunting and fret over end-semester placements if you can just create your dream job?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Check out these five amazing people, who are no different than us, but are still melting our hearts with their recent success, as well as their mouth-watering bakes! Here’s the insider story of the when-where-how of these brilliant bakers.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"286","tag":"baking"},{"tag_id":"225","tag":"college"}],"brands":0,"slug":"professional-bakers-in-college","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3014","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"405","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mehzabin Saiyed","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"10 Chocolate Desserts That Are Quick To Make, Will Have The Compliments Rolling In","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"108","view_count":"4.4k","comment_count":"8","created_on":"Apr 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-04-13 05:45:10","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Chocolate Desserts Recipes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"40848","article_id":"3014","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_08249931629641.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The Aztecs referred to chocolate by the name, "xocoatl" which was a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans. The name for cacao trees in Latin is "food of the Gods." Fittingly so, if you ask us. Or anyone else. Show us a person who does not like chocolate and pigs will fly. There could be odes written on the magnificence of chocolate but we can do one better. Since this ingredient can be relished in so many different forms, we would rather show you some simple ways to recreate chocolate recipes.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are a few simple yet exotic ways of using chocolate for all the choc-o-holics!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"405","email":"mehnazeezoe@yahoo.com","created_by_name":"Mehzabin Saiyed","imagepath":"14686467485789c55c62106.jpeg","description":"

Mehzabin is a 51-year-old, retired army officer's wife and mother of two sons - both in their twenties. She is a cheerful person, a passionate cook and baker, loves travelling and meeting people. She is fond of reading and writing. She is barely over 5 feet, but stands tall in her space. She loves helping others and spreading happiness and cheer is her mantra.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"280","tag":"first date"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"chocolate-desserts-recipes","authorslug":"mehzabinsaiyed"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3352","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Bangalore-Based Trishala Ashok On Her New Venture, Fit Bakes That Has Goodies All Under 200 Calories","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"79","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Feb 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-02-07 05:36:13","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Trishala Ashok Fit Bakes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"45696","article_id":"3352","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_29022565446841.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Over the last couple of years, we've seen a ton of people turn to fitness. Either by hitting the gym, joining special classes or simply taking up fun activities. And while it's important to exercise your way to healthy living, it's also important to give your diet a healthy makeover too! Research shows that keeping fit includes eating right as well! While most people quit carbs, fats and oils all together, there are some who can't stop indulging in something sweet here and there. That's when healthier options come to play and Trishala Ashok's Fit Bakes does just that. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Trishala Ashok has always been into fitness and healthy eating; that's why her newest venture Fit Bakes works so well. It's healthy eating without compromising on taste. We caught up with Ashok to talk about everything Fit Bakes.  <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"286","tag":"baking"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"294","tag":"nutrition"}],"brands":0,"slug":"trishala-ashok-fit-bakes","authorslug":"glorymathew"}],"slug":"baking"},{"subcategory_id":"47","subcategory_title":"Food Bulletin","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3956","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"445","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Timmy Grover","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"When In Manali, Don't Miss Binging At These 5 Popular Eateries","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"64","view_count":"94","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-18 07:01:23","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Eateries in Manali, Food Places In Manali, Popular Restaurants In Manali","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52555","article_id":"3956","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_46127049038051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Fat Plate","description":"

A fusion of colourful flowers welcome you as you walk towards the restaurant. The hydrangias, lilies, roses, petunias all gaily swaying in the breeze. They also have a herb garden and grow thyme, rosemary, basil and lettuce for their salads. Their seating is comfortable and charming both indoors and outdoors too. Fat Plate is famous for its multi cuisine menu.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Their cuisine includes continental, Pan Asian and Indian food. The mustard trout, ravioli, potato and tomato rosti are brilliant as is their Khow Suey, Burmese soup, and burgers. Their Rarrah meat, Roast leg of lamb, Bacon wrapped chicken with plum sauce and the Mustard chilli trout are some of the top selling items. Their Sangria, Mojito and their juices are worth mentioning too. Desserts include an array of puddings but their homemade ice creams are simply divine like the blackberry and strawberry ice cream, and so is their strawberry crumble and banana toffee.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Must-Haves:<\/strong> Rarha meat and laccha paranthas<\/em> , roast leg of lamb and the homemade ice creams.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Address:<\/strong> Shuru, Naggar Road Manali.<\/p>","story_order":"6","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"445","email":"grovertimmy@yahoo.co.in","created_by_name":"Timmy Grover","imagepath":"150547398759bbb5c33b0df.jpg","description":"

Timmy Grover is predominantly a mountain lover ....and now in her mid life she realises that the mountain is that has moulded her and it is that is what defines her. Her love for Sufiism and photography often takes her to the darghas of Old and New Delhi to just soak in the essence of music or just sink into the silence of the shrines and ofcourse to photograph them too.. Her needs are few, not an overtly social person. She derives her happiness and fulfillment from walking, reading,exploring ,listening to music, photography and gazing at nature. The epitome of joy for her is drinking a cup of tea sitting in the midst of the mountains, gazing at nature and just experiencing the seasons going by. Her dream is to retire back to where she was born.She took a sabbatical from her career of 25 years to be around for her son as he prepared for his CBSE XII Board Exams . She also made use of that time to set up a small online business of art and artifacts which has been a huge learning curve for her. Each artifact she sources is a tool of knowledge for her as she has learnt to recognise which part of the world it is from and what its age and significance are which adds charm to this newly found avenue of hers. She calls it Noor.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"eateries-in-manali-food-places-in-manali-popular-restaurants-in-manali","authorslug":"timmygrover"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3932","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Meet the Super Mom And Daughter, Vijay Haldiya And Apeksha Haldia, The Women Behind The Popular Food Platform, Zayka Ka Tadka","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"86","view_count":"542","comment_count":"4","created_on":"Oct 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-09 09:05:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Vijay And Apeksha Haldiya Zayka Ka Tadka","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52318","article_id":"3932","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_82469829357051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Could you tell our readers how Zayka Ka Tadka started? <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Apeksha: <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Zayka Ka Tadka was started when my mom was visiting me in the USA. I had seen her posting recipes on various food groups and knew how much she enjoyed sharing her recipes or knowledge with others. Having worked in a corporate environment, I knew the power of the Internet and knew somewhere that my mom was much more capable than what she was doing, so I started a food blog for her just to test my hypothesis out. Within four months, my mom, through her adaptability to technology, her amazing cooking skills, with the help and support of my father in posting recipes on WordPress, got 30,000 followers.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Slowly, I started seeing a personal transformation in my mom - from a housewife who had not known anything about social media, technology and who had never worked outside, she started believing in herself, her confidence rose, she learnt technology, photography from scratch (in spite of being 56 at the time) and then gave a local TV interview. But the biggest change that happened was when she spoke in front of 200 people, fearlessly, on the topic 'Nayi Soch, Naya Vishwas<\/em>'<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Around that time I had to decide or choose between the lucrative career option with a fat pay cheque or leap into entrepreneurship with my mom. I was confused as to what to do and it was at that time, the conversation between John Wood (founder of Room to Read) and his dad in the book Leaving Microsoft to Change the World<\/em>, helped me decide. In the book, his dad asked him, 'the company that you work for can get 100 people like you working for them, but If not you, then who will work for the small kids and their education in developing countries like Nepal'.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

So I asked myself, if not me, then who will help mothers or housewives get a platform where they can get recognition and appreciation for their hard work and cooking skills.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Personally, I had seen my mom transform, so I talked with my parents about making Zayka Ka Tadka an official platform for mothers and housewives, along with my mom, and as always they were very supportive and said, "Go for it, we are with you."<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Vijay: <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Through this platform, we are making a genuine effort to promote recipes by moms or housewives on social media and get them the appreciation they deserve. We have been appreciated by the people as well, and our numbers speak for themselves. Already more than hundred food authors have registered themselves, two thousand recipes posted and we have got more than six lac followers in just eleven months with our recipes reaching 176 countries.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"283","tag":"blogger"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"336","tag":"People"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-vijay-and-apeksha-haldiya-zayka-ka-tadka","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3866","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"276","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Susmitha Subbaraju, On Veganism And Vegan Workshops At Carrots","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"44","view_count":"89","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-14 10:21:17","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Carrots Vegan Restaurants, Veganism, Vegan Food, Susmitha Subbaraju, Workshops, Vegetarian","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51630","article_id":"3866","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_97078149915051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

A quote that says, "Flavourful in every bite, yet healthy, wholesome and light", greets me as I enter the ground floor of Carrots. Rightly said, as I was visiting Bangalore's first vegan restaurant.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Susmitha Subbaraju is the host and the manager\/partner of this famous restaurant in Koramangala. A vegan since 2003, she has been working with Carrots for over three years now. She tells us about the workshops they run and her journey to turning vegan. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"276","email":"white.lily134@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","imagepath":"1435310887558d1b270179b.jpg","description":"

Lily Dechamma is a trained dancer, an animal lover, and an avid traveler. A writer by passion, she spends most of her free time doodling, reading, planning her next trip or on Instagram. She loves exploring new places and has 4 cats and 1 dog and they all live in harmony.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"4","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"11","tag":"Bangalore"},{"tag_id":"251","tag":"Bangalore Food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"},{"tag_id":"148","tag":"Vegan"}],"brands":0,"slug":"carrots-vegan-restaurants-veganism-vegan-food-susmitha-subbaraju-workshops-vegetarian","authorslug":"lilydechamma"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3869","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Here\u2019s What\u2019s In Store For You At The Ongoing Oktoberfest","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"25","view_count":"42","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-11 10:42:08","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Oktoberfest Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51661","article_id":"3869","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_32365075215051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The city is a watering hole for people who like to drink and the Oktoberfest does not come as a surprise. The event is happening through September 20, and has more than just imported beer on the menu. So, sit back, as we take you through the highlights happening at the festival.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

More for the brew<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you are someone who swears by beer then brands like Hoegaarden, Stella, Edelweiss, Sol, (and more), will not come as a surprise. Relax; they have the classic Kingfisher Pint too—all these and more at affordable prices. (International brews 325++; Kingfisher Premium at INR 95++)<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Food be good<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

The food is also inspired by Germany. Dig into special German-inspired dishes such as Twisted Pretzels—home-made crusty pretzels with a sea salt, honey and sesame glaze, served with a honey mustard dip; Baked Kartofell-Fan—potato fan baked with mixed herbs, served over a home-made glazed crusty pretzel, with an apple beer sauce, dill cucumber salad, pickled beetroot and beer infused sour cream; Spicy Spätzle—classic German-style homemade soft noodles tossed with spicy eggplant and served with a candied orange salad; Loaded Kartoffelpuffer—German-style pancakes topped with glazed carrots, roast potatoes, grilled baby corn, melted cheese and beer-infused onion sauce, served with pickled red cabbage salad or grilled chicken; Beer-y Sausages & Crusty Pretzel—grilled chicken or pork sausages and pepperoni with a beer-infused onion sauce, German-style potatoes, green peas and home-made glazed crusty pretzel. End you meal with the Apple Strudel—warm, honey glazed apple strudel, served with vanilla ice cream.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The games people play<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

What’s an Oktoberfest without drinking games, right? Battle it out with Beer Shotgun (15 September), Cup Stack, Chugathon, Trivia, Tongue Twisters and more. Or you can try Beating the Bartender at Coin Toss, Dice Roll, High Card and Rock Paper Scissor, to win free beers and shots!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

What:<\/strong> Oktoberfest at The Irish House<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where:<\/strong> Whitefield & Sarajpur<\/p>\r\n\r\n

When:<\/strong> 6th to 20th September 2017  <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"251","tag":"Bangalore Food"},{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"}],"brands":0,"slug":"oktoberfest-bangalore","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3846","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"186","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"10 Places In Mumbai Where You Can Get Your Fill Of The Best Pancakes","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"3","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-05 09:45:23","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Best Pancake Places In Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51425","article_id":"3846","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_18699614064051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Nothing says breakfast like a good stack of pancakes. If you’re someone who likes a hearty meal for breakfast, then this article is for you. Here is a list of 10 places in Mumbai that will help you with your pancake cravings.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"186","email":"sneha.lukka@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","imagepath":"142726313555124e9f94d87.jpg","description":"Sneha is a true Mumbai girl, writer, studying law and is someone who believes in living life king size.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"174","tag":"Mumbai"},{"tag_id":"245","tag":"Mumbai food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"best-pancake-places-in-mumbai","authorslug":"snehalukka"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3777","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"These Quick And Healthy Breakfast Ideas Will Make Sure You Have An Energetic Day Ahead","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-12 05:48:15","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Quick Breakfast Ideas","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50726","article_id":"3777","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_93161226152051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Fruit overload pancakes","description":"

Two eggs, flour, and baking powder – whisk it all and flip in the pan. This scrumptious pancake is the world's favourite breakfast item. But, not to forget the goodness factor, add some fresh fruits on your pancakes. Topple up with honey, Nutella, bananas, mangos or strawberries. This wholesome fruit overload pancake is rich in carbs, fibre, and minerals. Not to mention, it is super delicious with whipped cream too! <\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"280","tag":"first date"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"quick-breakfast-ideas","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"}],"slug":"food-bulletin"},{"subcategory_id":"48","subcategory_title":"Chef Talk","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"2992","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"345","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aarti Singh","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Chef Neha Lakhani Of Patisserie Royale, On Comfort Food, Baking And Influences","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"157","view_count":"1.2k","comment_count":"2","created_on":"Jul 14th, 2016","published_on":"2016-07-14 10:03:56","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview of Neha Lakhani, Patisserie Royale","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"40561","article_id":"2992","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_08490451189841.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

"Baking is very much like painting.." - Neha Lakhani <\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

There are few people who can hope to have their cake and keep it too, and perhaps keep some in the fridge for tomorrow. For Chef Neha Lakhani, all that and much more is part of any other day at work. All she needs to do is put on her chef's hat and get busy baking!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

With her extremely capable, inventive and passionate stint in leading hotel chains, Chef Neha brings fresh and innovative culinary skills to the art of baking, inspired by classic training and world travels.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Neha is known for her distinctive flair for the dramatic and glamorous, and has been awarded for her flair for innovations. Drawing inspiration from her mother’s cooking; recipes collected on her jaunts abroad, and a resolve to bring together global influences, Chef Neha amalgamates everything to create divine works of art at Patisserie Royale, which she started in 2013. An innovator and baker par excellence, Neha's desserts and bakes have a distinctive French influence.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

After a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Chef Neha was drawn to bakery and patisserie and pursued Pastry Diploma at Le Cordon Bleu, Ottawa, under Chef Christian Faure and Chef Herve Chabert. Under Chef Heinrich Stubbe at Stubbes Chocolates, Neha learnt to craft a wide range of chocolates, truffles, alcohol truffles, chocolate show pieces and delectable cakes. Chef Neha honed her skills in planning customised fine desserts with fresh and high quality ingredients in the pastry kitchen of ITC Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi. Chef Neha has also trained with Chef Fredrick Monti, Stephane Treand, Stephane Glacier, Jean Francois Arnaud, Peter Yeun, Martin Lipo, Sebastian Chavilliar, Martin Lippo, Roland Delmonte at Asia Pastry Forum, Malaysia.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"345","email":"aarti.k.singh@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Aarti Singh","imagepath":"1449547892566658741e558.jpg","description":"

Aarti cannot recall a time when she wasn’t writing. She became a freelancer after fourteen years of full-time employment as a puppetteer, filmmaker, journalist, TV producer and trainer. A film fanatic to the core, she believes if fat will make her die, so be it - as long as she gets to eat good food and travel the world. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in film studies and writes on ideas to make life a big party!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"56","tag":"cupcake"},{"tag_id":"285","tag":"desserts"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-of-neha-lakhani-patisserie-royale","authorslug":"aartisingh"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3040","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"257","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Desha Gehi","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Chef Amit Bajaj On His Unique Alcohol Infused Food Creations","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"14","view_count":"317","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 3rd, 2016","published_on":"2016-08-03 10:17:10","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Amit Bajaj","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"41248","article_id":"3040","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_38014336120741.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

An alcohol-infused menu: now that's an innovative concept! What is the inspiration behind it?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

My team. The thought was sown by them - I just infused it with some alcohol and more.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"257","email":"thatfoodiechick@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Desha Gehi","imagepath":"143347850155712565312e7.jpeg","description":"

Born & brought up in Mumbai, she loves to click, eat and travel – not always in the same order. Her fondest memories have been created around a dinner table sharing a delicious meal with the family, huddling by a street cart vendor with a friend or indulging in life-changing conversations over a cup of coffee. Ever since the travel bug has bitten her, she has found herself deeply addicted to Parks, Adventure Sports, Bubble Tea, Cheesecakes, Sushi and more. That Foodie Chick<\/a> is her way of expressing her unflinching love for food, photography, travel and real-life experiences. Join her in her journey as she's all set to explore the world.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/thatfoodiechick","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"268","tag":"cooking"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-amit-bajaj","authorslug":"deshagehi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"2920","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"390","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Poulomi Chatterjee","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Cheftalk With Anathraj. V, Sotally Tober, Bangalore On Recreating The Restaurant's Specials At Home","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"48","view_count":"474","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 25th, 2016","published_on":"2016-06-25 08:43:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Chef Talks, Sotally Tober","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"39451","article_id":"2920","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_7808.9861866641.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Quickest method to make gobi manchurian that will work every time? <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Gobi Manchurian<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Ingredients <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 – Cauliflower<\/p>\r\n\r\n

100 Gm – Maida<\/p>\r\n\r\n

20 Gm – corn flour<\/p>\r\n\r\n

5 Gm – Black Pepper<\/p>\r\n\r\n

15 Gm – Red chilli powder<\/p>\r\n\r\n

10 Ml – Soy Sauce<\/p>\r\n\r\n

2 Gm – Ginger<\/p>\r\n\r\n

5 Gm – onion<\/p>\r\n\r\n

5 Gm - Garlic<\/p>\r\n\r\n

2 Gm – Salt<\/p>\r\n\r\n

5 Gm – Spring Onion\/ fresh coriander<\/p>\r\n\r\n

5 Gm - Green Chilli<\/p>\r\n\r\n

100 Gm – Oil<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How to Make<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Cut the cauliflower florets blanched in the salt water for 15-20 minutes<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Preparing the batter<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Water, salt, Maida, corn flour, Red chilli powder, Mix to gather Make Batter and dipped with Cauliflower and deep fried<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Sauce<\/strong>:<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Slow flame Keep a frying pan in a burner drape some oil in a pan add with, Chopped ,Onion, Garlic, Green Chilli, Ginger, Tomato Ketchup, soya sauce, sautéed with fried cauliflower in a sauce sprinkled with some spring onion or Fresh Coriander.<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"390","email":"poulomi.chat1511@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Poulomi Chatterjee","imagepath":"14639974245742d3f0457a4.jpg","description":"

A reader who writes often, or a writer who is a voracious reader - she is in love with everything that has got anything to do with words. A B.Com. graduate, who had been working in a typical corporate job, there is absolutely nothing about the past which could have indicated writer. Perhaps she missed the magic of stories and their potent power, having only to come back to them for a new adventure.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"chef-talks-sotally-tober","authorslug":"poulomichatterjee"}],"slug":"chef-talk"}],"slug":"food"},{"category_id":"4","category_title":"Health & Fitness","category_color":"#ec7148","category_icon":"140402800653afc466a5a75.png","category_order":"4","description":"","subcategories":[{"subcategory_id":"14","subcategory_title":"Workouts","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"1486","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"241","modified_by":"119","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Esha Verma","modified_by_name":"Samah Mariam","title":"A Chat In The Cafe With Celebrity Trainer Craig Scott On How To Stay Fit While On Vacation","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"11","view_count":"1k","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Jun 1st, 2015","published_on":"2015-06-01 06:45:23","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Celebrity Trainer Craig Scott","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"19589","article_id":"1486","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_89700931413341.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

What are some effective workout options that people can try on a holiday even if they don’t have access to a gym?<\/strong>
\r\nDownload a Tabata app and you are good to go. You work out for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds, for a total of 8 rounds, which makes it 4 mins.
\r\nThe workout will look like this - 
\r\n20 seconds – mountain climbers
\r\n10 seconds rest
\r\n20 seconds – front kicks
\r\n10 seconds rest
\r\n20 seconds – plank
\r\n10 seconds rest
\r\n20 seconds – squats
\r\n10 seconds rest
\r\nAnd repeat from mountain climbers to squats, which makes it a 4-minute metabolic conditioning workout. If you have more time like 20 mins, then one exercise per Tabata round makes for a killer workout. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

It will look like this:
\r\n20 seconds – mountain climbers
\r\n10 seconds rest
\r\n20 seconds – mountain climbers
\r\n10 seconds rest
\r\n20 seconds – mountain climbers
\r\n10 seconds rest
\r\n20 seconds – mountain climbers
\r\n10 seconds rest
\r\nContinue until 8 rounds are over with a break of 1 minute in between exercises.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Other exercises that could be done without any equipment include Kicks, Punches, Squats, Pushups, Planks, Burpees, Thrusters etc. and all their variations. You could also do a 30 second work out and 30 second rest routine of 4 rounds for a total of 4 mins or 20 mins.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Can you name some household items that people can use to replace weights and other workout gear?<\/strong>
\r\nUsing our bodyweight is more than enough and we don’t necessarily need to add weight for any functional move, especially if we are training at home or while travelling. But if you have to add weight, you could use water bottles and do shoulder presses, bent over rows, floor press, step-ups and overhead lunges. You could also add the water bottle to a burpee.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"241","email":"esha.s.verma@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Esha Verma","imagepath":"143160278555548661339bd.jpg","description":"An otherwise obedient child who gave up the corporate rigmarole to pursue her love for writing. A foodie, she has sudden cravings for specific foods that need to be fulfilled ASAP. When not eating or writing she can be found chilling with her four-legged friends or reading weird chick-lit titles.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"122","tag":"celebrity"},{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-celebrity-trainer-craig-scott","authorslug":"eshaverma"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3811","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"440","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"7-Minute Complete Body Workouts You Can Do Straight Out Of Bed","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"20","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-28 06:11:53","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"7-Minute Complete Body Workouts","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51061","article_id":"3811","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_04309630093051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Are you, someone who can be rightly described as the 'snooze-you-lose' type<\/a>, or someone who is always surrounded by work and doesn't have time for fitness? Then, this quick 7-minute timed high-intensity interval training (HIIT) might be of some assistance. Training techniques that focus on short, intense and interval-based exercises which keep your heart rate up, boost metabolism and burn more fat in less time. Sign of caution, always begin the routine with some stretching and warm-up.  <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"440","email":"komal.malhotra@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","imagepath":"150097204159770409f2311.jpg","description":"

Our hyperactive, ever quizzical writer Komal Malhotra takes pleasure in travelling on word. Coming from hardcore International Business, Finance and Management background she recently discovered about her passion to write. Being a compassionate animal lover, she loves to babysit pets of her acquaints while they travel. Komal loves to invest time travelling, micro-blogging, exploring new places in and around city and read about recent development in world of technology, social media, politics, fashion, finance, designing and culinary.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"132","tag":"Lifehacks"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"7-minute-complete-body-workouts","authorslug":"komalmalhotra"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3621","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"352","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Georgina Doray","title":"10 Gym Etiquette Mantras That Are Just As Important As Trying To Get Fit","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"17","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 20th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-20 07:07:20","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Gym Etiquettes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49038","article_id":"3621","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_28308410497941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Personal etiquettes are important to maintain where ever you go, be it public places, a restaurant, at the office or even at the gym. While it is an accepted notion that gym is one of the best places to vent out by beating the stress, a certain decorum is to be kept. With that being said, here are 5 Do's and Don'ts that you must keep in mind when hitting the gym.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"gym-etiquettes","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3606","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"7 Working Women With Busy Schedules, Share Their Tips To Stay Fit","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"168","view_count":"773","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-14 09:16:43","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fitness Tips By Working Women","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48895","article_id":"3606","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_12520341347941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

When it comes to having a full-time job, we tend to forget about our health and diet. Getting used to the morning coffee, munching on snacks and eating out becomes a habit and before we even know it, we lose our usual strength and enthusiasm at work.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

We asked some busy, hard-working women who have full-time jobs, on how they manage to stay fit. Despite odd working hours, stressful jobs, these women find time in their daily schedule to exercise, maintain a proper diet and stay healthy. Here are their tips. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"130","tag":"work"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fitness-tips-by-working-women","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3579","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"411","modified_by":"37","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Reema Patnaik","modified_by_name":"Rashmi Adukoorie","title":"10 Aqua Workouts That Are An Injury-Free, Way To Stay Fit This Summer","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"63","view_count":"486","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-05 15:04:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Aqua Workouts","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48594","article_id":"3579","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_83714484766941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

It’s just the right time to make a big splash this summer — for your health. Water aerobics is easy on the joints and can even increase muscle strength and endurance due to built-in resistance in the water. <\/span>Therefore, a person can exercise longer on water without the extra effort and not worry about joint and muscle pain that often accompanies a regular exercise routine because of its low impact.<\/span> <\/span>Water-based exercises can be performed more easily by people who find lifting weights, or even weight bearing exercise, difficult or painful. Water also provides buoyancy and support for the body. When in shoulder deep water, a person only has to support 10 per cent of actual body weight. Exercising in the pool allows a greater range of motion without joint pain or joint injury.<\/o:p><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are some great beginner’s exercises that you can add to your pool workout. As a swimming coach, I would recommend everyone to learn swimming as it is<\/span> an <\/span>important<\/b> <\/span>survival skill and it also provides a number of health and fitness benefits.  <\/span><\/span>The workouts that we have mentioned can be done even if you don’t know swimming but please make sure you have a lifeguard around.<\/o:p><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Important:<\/span><\/b><\/span> Make sure you do all these exercises in the shallow end.<\/o:p><\/span><\/span><\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"411","email":"happyhours.bbsr@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Reema Patnaik","imagepath":"147288231057ca66869e462.jpg","description":"

Reema Patnaik has done her majors in psychology and masters in tourism. She has been teaching kindergarten children for almost 13 years. But now she has taken a break to try and pursue her dreams. At the moment she is a swimming coach - something that she loves doing.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"aqua-workouts","authorslug":"reemapatnaik"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3531","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"These Summer Workouts Are Designed To Help You Stay Focused On Your Fitness Goals","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"2","comment_count":"0","created_on":"May 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-15 06:00:32","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Workouts For Summers","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48054","article_id":"3531","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_66868695284941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Skip rope instead of running","description":"

If waking up early is not your cup of tea or you cannot manage running outdoors at five or six in the morning, start skipping at home. It has been proven that ten minutes of skipping rope and thirty minutes of running burn equal amount of calories. The major benefit of this activity is that it can be done indoors, any time of the day (provided you give some time between meals and skipping).<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"233","tag":"Summer"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"workouts-for-summers","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"}],"slug":"workouts"},{"subcategory_id":"15","subcategory_title":"Fitness Trends","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4052","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Twirl Your Way To Fitness With These Dance Forms","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-29 13:19:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Twirl Your Way To Fitness With Dance","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53372","article_id":"4052","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_44387704602151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Bored with the gym and endlessly running on treadmill every day? Well, it’s high time you switch to something which will give you an adrenaline rush for a fitter you and make you feel excited. Why don’t you switch to the dance fitness routines which will help you shed the extra weight, make you fit and give you a happy mind!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Absolutely true ladies, dance fitness forms such as Zumba, Salsa, Belly Dancing, Tap Dancing and more, are here to give you a fun-filled workout without you feeling exhausted and bored. They not only make you feel energetic and leave you wishing the workout routine was a bit longer, but also are a great way to get fit in a more obvious way. Going to the gym and running in the morning could soon be a thing of the past. These dance forms will spice up your workout sessions and make you feel fantastic about yourself after every session. So what are you waiting for! Let’s check out what these dance fitness forms are in the details.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"317","tag":"Dance"},{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"twirl-your-way-to-fitness-with-dance","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3996","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"450","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sarita Vivek","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"And This Is How You Give Your Fitness Wear a Fashionable Twist","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"2","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Nov 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-07 07:12:02","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fashionable Fitness Wear","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52907","article_id":"3996","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_7381.5033300151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Getting up and hitting the gym every day could be a boring affair for many of us. But, a little dose of fashion and colour to your gym wear could be the right motivation you need to get up and moving. So, what makes you choose your fitness wear, is it comfort, colour, style or the shape it adds to your body. Well, if you haven’t really reflected much when picking your fitness wear, it is about time to give these fitness fashion cues some thought. Further, if you are searching for trendy clothes to wear at the gym, something that is fashionable yet provides the right balance to your body while working out, then here is this year’s fitness clothing trends that you should know about.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"450","email":"Saritavivek@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sarita Vivek","imagepath":"15100319265a014236e19c6.jpg","description":"

 A foodie by heart, a shopaholic by nature, a writer by profession and a mom to a toddler is what defines her. She hates the routine and is always on the lookout for new things to explore. Creative writing gives her a way to explore the adventurous side of life and is just what keeps her going. Her favourite fashion style is ethnic and Indian and she leaves no stone unturned to explore new ways of draping the old.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"89","tag":"fashion"},{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fashionable-fitness-wear","authorslug":"saritavivek"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3884","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"5 Weird Exercises That We Definitely Wish To Try This Year","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-18 08:18:09","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fun, Weird, Workouts of 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51810","article_id":"3884","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_54700730275051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Till the early 90s, fitness was a niche category that only a few individuals indulged in. But, with the advent of Instagram and YouTube, being fit and healthy is the new "cool". People are opting for healthy diets and investing their time and money in different kinds of fitness routines.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you are one of those who doesn't enjoy running long distances or working with heavy weights, then you might be interested in new workouts that are entering the market. Gyms and instructors are inventing interesting and effective exercises that are not only fun but also work every muscle in your body. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"80","tag":"humour"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fun-weird-workouts-of-2017","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3873","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"433","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Vrushab Rao","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Runner Sunil Shetty, On Long Distance Running And The Road Ahead","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"13","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-13 06:35:02","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Sunil Shetty","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51689","article_id":"3873","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_64846093825051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Why did you start running? What made you opt this path?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

I was a bit tired and bored of doing the same stuff every day in the corporate world. Also, it wasn’t too challenging since I felt the job which I was doing could be done by many others, too. So, I was looking for something which very few would dare to take. I actually chose running to stay healthy and follow a healthy lifestyle, but later it became a passion, and I felt this was something that would fill the void which was empty in the corporate world. But I was well aware of the risk I was taking. As the saying goes "luck favours the brave", well it did hold true in my case.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"433","email":"raovrushab@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Vrushab Rao","imagepath":"1497334738593f83d246114.jpg","description":"

Vrushab Rao, a towering 6'7" tall pogonophile, is the bestselling poet of '5 Graces'. He is an enthusiast of humor, poetry, cinema, television shows, anime, drumming, and basketball. When he is not engaged in these activities, he learns how to heal people. He writes haiku @ <\/span>https:\/\/fiveseventyfive.wordpress.com\/<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"336","tag":"People"},{"tag_id":"125","tag":"running"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-sunil-shetty","authorslug":"vrushabrao"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3856","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"443","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Tanusri Chakraborty","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"7 Reasons All Of Us Should Give Aerobics A Try","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"195","view_count":"701","comment_count":"3","created_on":"Sep 8th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-08 07:58:53","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Benefits Of Aerobics","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51536","article_id":"3856","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_58750696584051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Increases life span","description":"

Regular aerobics slows the overall ageing process and increases our life span by keeping most health ailments away and strengthening our immune systems.<\/p>","story_order":"7","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"443","email":"sidhi@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Tanusri Chakraborty","imagepath":"150485238859b239a44ed4f.jpg","description":"

Simple, fun loving and friendly are words that describe her best. She is a Bengali by tongue, a Tamilian by birth, an Operations Personnel by profession and a writer by passion! She loves singing and partying with friends. She likes to explore new places with her family. A Daddy's Girl at heart, her writing skills are definitely taken from him!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/tanusri.chakraborty.3?fref=ts","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"benefits-of-aerobics","authorslug":"tanusrichakraborty"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3828","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Bharatanatyam Dancer, Sushmitha Suresh, On Her Studio Vivartana And Her Creative Life","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"142","view_count":"399","comment_count":"6","created_on":"Aug 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-29 06:11:24","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Bharatanatyam Dancer Sushmitha Suresh","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51283","article_id":"3828","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_71388565893051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Bharatanatyam is one of India's oldest dance forms, and is recognised around the world as a classical and pure dance form. There have been many a notable Bharatanatyam dancers over the years, and continuing that legacy is Bangalore's very own Sushmitha Suresh. Having started her training at the age of four, Suresh has accomplished quite a lot in her expansive career as a Bharatanatyam dancer. We got chatting with her about everything from her most memorable performances to opening her own dance studio, Vivartana. Read on to find out what she has to say. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"317","tag":"Dance"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-bharatanatyam-dancer-sushmitha-suresh","authorslug":"glorymathew"}],"slug":"fitness-trends"},{"subcategory_id":"16","subcategory_title":"Wellness","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4089","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"10 Tips That Will Definitely Motivate You To Lose Weight","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-11 12:46:19","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Motivational Tips To Lose Weight","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53676","article_id":"4089","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_17163300992151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Have been wondering how different you would look once you get slimmer? Besides, the provocation of getting fitter and more energetic is even more lucrative! We all plan and plan to achieve our desired results but end up cheating on our healthier diet and fitness regime so much that we get back to square 1.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"372","tag":"Motivation"},{"tag_id":"342","tag":"Weight Loss"}],"brands":0,"slug":"motivational-tips-to-lose-weight","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4075","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"461","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"\u2018Spa on Wheels\u2019 Is Now A Reality In India","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-07 08:52:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Spa on Wheels In India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53559","article_id":"4075","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_97495784362151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The spa industry has witnessed a visible evolution because of its fattening recognition among the different classes and clans. Personal care and spa industry have come up as the fastest evolving industries in the last few decades due to the increasing level of consumption and income. Just when we were getting hold of the spa services at our doorsteps, the latest trend in the spa industry has kicked in. Phoebe’s idea from FRIENDS, of a ‘Spa on Wheels’ has made it to reality now!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

This new trend provides a number of offers and benefits for when you are too busy to catch up a spa appointment. What if you make a Thai massage appointment and right before you’re about to leave for it, there’s a heavy downpour or your boss calls you for an urgent meeting. Cancelling your relaxology appointment remains to be the only choice. What if in such situations you get your spa service at your doorstep or en route while you’re catching up with your scheduled meetings. Yes, this is now possible.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"461","email":"himanshi.koli27@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","imagepath":"15124038345a25737af0aee.jpg","description":"

As a final year student in Delhi University, Himanshi is letting her creative side be explored with the help of her writing after her proficient works in oil paintings. Having worked in the digital and content marketing sphere for a significant time, Himanshi wants to pursue her career in Brand Management & Marketing. Being a passionate artist, an experimental writer and a complete shopaholic, her motto is to live in a world filled with creative propositions, beautiful expeditions and simple living that comes bundled with dark chocolates and cookies.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/profile.php?id=100003970705431","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"85","tag":"India"},{"tag_id":"359","tag":"spa"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"spa-on-wheels-in-india","authorslug":"himanshikoli"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4069","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Protein-Rich Indian Breakfast Ideas For A Healthy Weight Loss","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"29","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-06 07:43:45","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Protein-Rich Indian Breakfast Ideas For A Healthy Weight Loss","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53515","article_id":"4069","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_56954743642151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Omelette","description":"

Omelette is the most basic and tastier version eggs could offer. The sufficiently adequate protein content in eggs makes it a worthy food item for consuming in the morning hours. For people training to lose weight, eggs are a recommended option as it promotes metabolism.<\/p>","story_order":"6","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"355","tag":"breakfast"},{"tag_id":"342","tag":"Weight Loss"}],"brands":0,"slug":"protein-rich-indian-breakfast-ideas-for-a-healthy-weight-loss","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4065","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"456","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Divanshi Arora","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Yoga Poses Pregnant Women Should Try To Strengthen The Body For Birth","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-05 07:21:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Yoga Poses For Pregnant Women","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53472","article_id":"4065","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_75363298042151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

So finally, you are expecting? Of course, you must be excited to witness a life nourishing and growing inside you. No words can really explain the feeling of that enthusiasm accompanied by the delightful kicks and shakes. But at the same time, you endure unbearable cramps and a fair amount of mood swings and hormonal changes. There is a glow on your face but it becomes really hard to find a relief to the bizarre body aches that are reasonably new to the body. This is where Yoga; a universal therapy; becomes a God-send solution during this tenure.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

It is quintessential to keep your pregnant body purely fit and active for delivering a healthy baby in the most natural way. Here are 5 yoga postures that pregnant ladies should definitely not skip in those wondrous nine months:<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"456","email":"divanshi.arora14@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Divanshi Arora","imagepath":"15118576425a1d1dead5332.jpg","description":"

Divanshi, a Punjabi at heart cum marketing geek, has a knack for writing since she started penning down her personal diary at the age of 11. After advancing colossal knowledge in creative writing, she has been freelancing for a few website content projects and business bloggers. She majorly enjoys writing about travel, food, and gardening. Apart from writing, she intensely savors chilling- if you know what that means! Not being termed as a societal butterfly; she mingles with good human beings quite quickly plus nicely and can’t resist poking her nose into meaningful conversations. A little drifted apart from all the social mediums personally, you can follow her on her official Facebook page!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/baretales09\/","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"350","tag":"Pregnant"},{"tag_id":"196","tag":"Yoga"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-yoga-poses-for-pregnant-women","authorslug":"divanshiarora"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4057","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Crazy Benefits Of Black Pepper","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-30 10:07:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Benefits Of Black Pepper For Women","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53406","article_id":"4057","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_95603373602151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

It is high time for you to bring the small jar of black pepper out in the light than keeping it on the back of your shelf. Wondering why? Black pepper has some of the most fantastic benefits when it comes to health and beauty which you all ladies should take advantage of.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Our very own “Golmorich” or “Kala Mirch” is a magical spice – yes, and you will know all about it right here. Belonging to the family of “Piperaceae,” black pepper is usually grown in the southern regions of India. Did you know that Vietnam is the topmost exporter of this spice in the world! Read on to know much more about this tiny black spice which is, in fact, one of the most powerful spices, though the world is yet to know that.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"benefits-of-black-pepper-for-women","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3915","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"440","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"6 Benefits Of Yogurt That Will Encourage You To Make This A Part Of Your Meal","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"16","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-09 06:07:18","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Yogurt, Probiotic, Curds, Benefits of Yogurt","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52151","article_id":"3915","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_10079248257051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

You all must have observed that your parents become extremely sensitive and alert toward your eating and sleeping habits during exams. Your mother, especially, runs behind and pesters you to have sugar and curd as she considers it extremely auspicious during these trying times. Nowadays, you can see that curd is gradually getting replaced by yogurt. The origin of yogurt is not known exactly. However, it is believed to be invented around 5000 BC in Mesopotamia. This food item is rich in calcium and vitamin B12 or Riboflavin. It is fortified with minerals like magnesium and potassium. Yogurt is easy to digest and has probiotic nutritional properties that help in keeping the gut healthier. This universal, age-old food has some secret and scientifically proven health benefits attached to it. So chill and enjoy your bowl of yogurt.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"440","email":"komal.malhotra@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","imagepath":"150097204159770409f2311.jpg","description":"

Our hyperactive, ever quizzical writer Komal Malhotra takes pleasure in travelling on word. Coming from hardcore International Business, Finance and Management background she recently discovered about her passion to write. Being a compassionate animal lover, she loves to babysit pets of her acquaints while they travel. Komal loves to invest time travelling, micro-blogging, exploring new places in and around city and read about recent development in world of technology, social media, politics, fashion, finance, designing and culinary.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"294","tag":"nutrition"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"yogurt-probiotic-curds-benefits-of-yogurt","authorslug":"komalmalhotra"}],"slug":"wellness"},{"subcategory_id":"17","subcategory_title":"Nutrition","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4102","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"465","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Manasi Murde","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Perk Up Your Immunity This Winter With These Nutritious Foods","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"16","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-14 10:23:50","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Perk Up Your Immunity With These Nutritious Foods","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53808","article_id":"4102","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_90683616423151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Citrus Fruits","description":"

Apart from fresh fruits like papaya and pineapple, fruits containing citrus such as lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit help in tremendous ways during winter. These fruits are juicy which help retain body waters and are also loaded with vitamin C which helps keep the skin and body detoxed during winters.<\/p>","story_order":"8","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"465","email":"murde.manasi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Manasi Murde","imagepath":"15132455755a324b879c4cd.jpg","description":"

I'm a software engineer by profession and writer by passion. Writing makes me happy and reading makes me feel content. I currently live and work in Bangalore, but I am a true Mumbaikar. I take pride in being creative, crazy, fierce and unstoppable. I go by the oath- As long as I live, I will keep reading, writing and never stop learning!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/manasi.murde","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"}],"brands":0,"slug":"perk-up-your-immunity-with-these-nutritious-foods","authorslug":"manasimurde"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"2197","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"129","modified_by":"37","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Fathima Zeenat","modified_by_name":"Rashmi Adukoorie","title":"This Winter Keep Seasonal Ailments At Bay With These High Fibre Foods And Drinks","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"39","view_count":"850","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Nov 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-15 07:41:24","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"High Fiber Food","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"29729","article_id":"2197","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_96660857700541.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Fruits With High Fiber Content","description":"

Considering that fruits have a high fiber content, a breakfast bowl of fruits is advised every morning, to ensure that you get enough fiber in your diet. Raw, whole fruits are better than fruit juice, any day! Also, instead of snacking on junk food with empty calories every time you are hungry, it is a good idea to snack on some fiber foods instead! You will be preventing several life-threatening ailments in the process, too.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are some fruits that you need to include in your winter daily diet (at least one of the following every day):<\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 medium-sized apple (with skin)<\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 medium-sized pear (with skin)<\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 medium-sized orange<\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 medium-sized banana<\/p>\r\n\r\n

½ cup strawberries (or 6 pieces)<\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 cup gooseberries<\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 cup raspberries and blackberries<\/p>\r\n\r\n

½ cup dried prunes<\/p>\r\n\r\n

½ cup dried figs<\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 cup star fruit<\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 cup guava<\/p>\r\n\r\n

½ avocado<\/p>\r\n\r\n

1 thick slice watermelon<\/p>\r\n\r\n

100 grams pomegranate seeds<\/p>\r\n\r\n

100 grams passion fruit<\/p>\r\n\r\n

10 grams cranberries<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"129","email":"fathimasayuclinic83@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Fathima Zeenat","imagepath":"142121945654b61680aca30.png","description":"Zeenat is an Ayurvedic doctor who also has a keen interest in teaching the subject. She believes in understanding what ails a person and working towards treating it. She enjoys writing on health and fitness. She loves bird watching, photography, and learning new languages. Her passion towards Ayurveda led her to start a clinic named Fathima Womens Ayu Clinic.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"228","tag":"Ayurveda"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"high-fiber-food","authorslug":"fathimazeenat"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3928","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Here Is A Guide That Will Help You Keep Your Diet Clean And Healthy","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"32","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-06 07:21:53","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Healthy snacks, eating clean, Snacking","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52286","article_id":"3928","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_96934163727051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Bhelpuri","description":"

If you feel like eating chaat<\/em>, then we suggest you opt for bhel puri <\/em>as it is a healthier chaat <\/em>option. This doesn’t have to be the one sold in the market, you can make it home, too. Grab a pack of murmura,<\/em> chop up some onions, tomatoes, potatoes, raw mango and green chillies. If you wish to keep it tangy, you could add tamarind. With a little seasoning of coriander leaves, cumin powder, salt, pepper and nuts – this bhel puri <\/em>will become your bowl of happiness! This is yet another great snacking option, which is fibrous, healthy and filling. <\/p>","story_order":"7","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"294","tag":"nutrition"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"healthy-snacks-eating-clean-snacking","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3820","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Meet These 3 Dieticians Who Answer Every Health And Diet Query You Ever Had","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"31","view_count":"110","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-07 10:36:55","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Nutritions And Diet For Ladies","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51164","article_id":"3820","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_45016279774051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Most of us are blessed with families where our mother is the homemaker, taking care of our nourishment and food needs.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

While working towards the betterment of their kids and family, women often forget their own body needs. Everybody has different requirements and since a woman’s body is constantly under remarkable changes, she too needs to set a harmony between her diet and her body needs. In this article, we have the expert opinion of three dieticians who will help shape up your diet plans in a way that is rewarding to your body. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"92","tag":"diet"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"294","tag":"nutrition"}],"brands":0,"slug":"nutritions-and-diet-for-ladies","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3746","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"432","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Pooja Bhatia","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"10 Sources Of Protein That Are Perfect For Vegetarians","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"65","view_count":"108","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Jul 31st, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-31 05:07:44","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Protein Sources Vegetarians","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50447","article_id":"3746","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_85346817741051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Guava","description":"

One fruit to be used by vegetarians for protein is Guava. You have avocado, dates, dried apricots and sugar apples too, but won’t them as approachable as a guava.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Guava can be had as it is it. You can pick a green form, which is slightly raw and hard to chew or you can prefer the yellowish guava tinge for a mellow bite. Prepare a guava shake with milk by peeling off its skin and filtering the seeds. It has protein, fibre, and vitamin C.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Protein content in one guava: 2.6 grams<\/p>","story_order":"7","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"432","email":"poojabhatia.pooja@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Pooja Bhatia","imagepath":"1496294626592fa4e215e49.jpg","description":"

Pooja Bhatia is a freelance writer, who switched from Public Relations to writing, in pursuit of passion. She is always approachable to deliver an interesting assignment. Pooja prefers writing on health, lifestyle, fitness, travel and food, and on a different note, she occasionally writes on politics, history, and news.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"209","tag":"protein"},{"tag_id":"147","tag":"Vegetarian"}],"brands":0,"slug":"protein-sources-vegetarians","authorslug":"poojabhatia"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3739","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"432","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Pooja Bhatia","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"5 Nutrition Supplements That Are Perfect For Vegans","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 27th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-27 08:11:13","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Supplements for Vegans","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50367","article_id":"3739","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_66501852411051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

A common concern for vegans is nutrition. Vegans not only have a meatless or vegetarian diet but also abstain from animal derived products as well. Unlike vegetarians who eat eggs or products which may be animal based, vegans, on the other hand, do not consume products that even have the flavour of it. For instance, egg-less cakes or egg-less ice cream are usually the preferred choices. So naturally, vegans may be lacking vitamins or important minerals as commonly perceived.
\r\n <\/p>\r\n\r\n

However, in some cases, a vegan diet doesn't comply. What happens in the case of workout specialist who is a vegan and needs that extra nutrition to build muscles or stay lean? Let us find out the top 5 picks of nutrition supplements for vegans, which a no-workout person can also depend upon to stay fit and in good shape.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"432","email":"poojabhatia.pooja@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Pooja Bhatia","imagepath":"1496294626592fa4e215e49.jpg","description":"

Pooja Bhatia is a freelance writer, who switched from Public Relations to writing, in pursuit of passion. She is always approachable to deliver an interesting assignment. Pooja prefers writing on health, lifestyle, fitness, travel and food, and on a different note, she occasionally writes on politics, history, and news.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"294","tag":"nutrition"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"supplements-for-vegans","authorslug":"poojabhatia"}],"slug":"nutrition"}],"slug":"health-fitness"},{"category_id":"8","category_title":"Entertainment","category_color":"#3d9ee3","category_icon":"1411920877542833ed39cf0.png","category_order":"5","description":"Entertainment","subcategories":[{"subcategory_id":"27","subcategory_title":"Movies & TV","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4050","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Five Movies Your Dog\u2019s Gonna Love","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-30 09:04:46","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Movies Your Dog\u2019s Gonna Love","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53359","article_id":"4050","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_10293852302151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Every time you leave your house for work, your heart sinks looking at those button eyes emitting cuddle chemicals towards you. You helplessly shut the door and wonder about how to make up for the routine painful ritual once you return.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Eventually, when you shut away the mundane world to spend some quality lovin’ time with your pooch, you wonder how to make the most of it. Why don’t you watch these movies with your furry kids?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"43","tag":"Dog"},{"tag_id":"320","tag":"entertainment"},{"tag_id":"27","tag":"Movies"}],"brands":0,"slug":"movies-your-dogs-gonna-love","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4106","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Wedding Decor Themes You Can Steal From 10 Bollywood Movies","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"0","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-15 17:27:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Wedding Decor Themes From 10 Bollywood Movies","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53831","article_id":"4106","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_55244328533151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Bollywood gives us major life goals - right from relationship goals to fashion goals and of course, wedding goals too. Wedding scenes and brides in Bollywood movies give us major inspiration and taking an idea or two from these movies surely helps in wedding planning.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Wedding decor is no longer just about putting a few good elements and floral arrangements together. It’s about finding a theme and putting together everything at your venue around that theme. It’s not a big deal these days to turn your wedding into a Bollywood movie song. From dreamy to quirky to totally fun, there’s something in there for everyone!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are some amazing Bollywood wedding decor that you can steal to make your wedding a scene straight out of a Karan Johar movie:<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"52","tag":"Bollywood"},{"tag_id":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"27","tag":"Movies"},{"tag_id":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"wedding-decor-themes-from-10-bollywood-movies","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4103","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"6 Bollywood Sabyasachi Brides We Adored The Most","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"64","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-14 10:01:49","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"6 Bollywood Sabyasachi Brides We Adored The Most","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53809","article_id":"4103","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_88403693423151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Having carved a niche for himself in the Bollywood fraternity and the fashion industry alike, fashion designer Sabyasachi has earned a bags full of lauds for his expressive fashion designing and clothing selections that make him stand out in the limelight on the fashion ramp. As the designer continues to gain fame for his extravagant collections one after the other, we take a look at the top six Bollywood brides in recent times, who adorned the ‘Sabyasachi brand’ and made their dream wedding a complete bliss with outshining outfits:<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"52","tag":"Bollywood"},{"tag_id":"76","tag":"bride"},{"tag_id":"162","tag":"celebrity fashion"},{"tag_id":"385","tag":"Sabyasachi"},{"tag_id":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"6-bollywood-sabyasachi-brides-we-adored-the-most","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4043","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"457","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"GenNext - Lesser Known Facts About 6 Young Bollywood Celebrities","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"80","comment_count":"2","created_on":"Dec 2nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-02 06:41:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Facts About 6 Young Bollywood Celebrities","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53302","article_id":"4043","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_24763603112151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Ranbir Kapoor","description":"

This chocolate boy has it all. A perfect mix of mysterious charm, humor, poise and uber cool attitude makes him the obvious heartthrob of women every age. Top that with the “Kapoor” surname & voila!  This Candy Crush addict and avid footballer, still sponges off 1500 bucks\/week as pocket money from mommy dearest, suffers from Nasal Deviated Septum and is the first from the “Kapoor clan” to actually finish college. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"457","email":"naikgreeshma@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","imagepath":"15118580095a1d1f59c6de7.jpg","description":"

Heady, hearty and a compelling food connoisseur is all that describes Greeshma in a nutshell. While her lucrative past dwells in the IT industry as a QA Analyst for 8 years, she found her two true loves much later – a loving better half and full-time content writing, which now keep her busy throughout. Besides being irreversibly addicted to desserts; she is an avid traveller & dreams of, someday, voyaging round the globe in a suitcase and stapled bunch of passports.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"52","tag":"Bollywood"},{"tag_id":"122","tag":"celebrity"}],"brands":0,"slug":"facts-about-6-young-bollywood-celebrities","authorslug":"greeshmanaik"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4044","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"When Strong Can Be Sexy! Check Out These Hollywood\u2019s Tough Girls And Their Style Quotient","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"0","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-29 11:02:52","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Hollywood\u2019s Tough Girls And Their Style Quotient","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53309","article_id":"4044","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_24962733591151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Milla Jovovich","description":"

Regarded as the “Queen of Action Movies” Milla Jovovich turns our gaze towards her cutting edge style of action. She is a perfect example of bold beauty; her ever-changing style makes us wonder what she would do next. From her iconic bowl haircut to her blingy silvery sequin dress, this tough chick has bowled us out with her sense of singular style.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

P.S. Did I forget to mention those flawless sharp well-defined jaws and smouldering eyes?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"122","tag":"celebrity"},{"tag_id":"337","tag":"Hollywood"}],"brands":0,"slug":"hollywoods-tough-girls-and-their-style-quotient","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4025","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"458","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Shreya Narang","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 TV Shows Every Woman Must Watch","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"0","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-29 09:27:00","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 TV Shows Every Woman Must Watch","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53173","article_id":"4025","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_66847057491151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

TV constitutes a huge part of the millennial woman's life and while there are multiple options of shows for us to choose from, there are some that become a part of you, and affect you in a manner that not every other show does. We’ve curated a list of 5 shows that every woman must watch where the protagonist is the woman and the story revolves around her. In short, it’s a celebration of womanhood!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"458","email":"narangshreya07@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Shreya Narang","imagepath":"15127301085a2a6dfcec8ce.jpg","description":"","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"320","tag":"entertainment"},{"tag_id":"298","tag":"TV Series"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-tv-shows-every-woman-must-watch","authorslug":"shreyanarang"}],"slug":"movies-tv"},{"subcategory_id":"28","subcategory_title":"Music","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3993","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"4 Well-Rounded Bollywood Tracks From The Past Few Months","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"3","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-06 05:16:43","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Bollywood Tracks, Hindi Songs, 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52885","article_id":"3993","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_75557561989051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

We don’t want to crib but, hasn’t Bollywood music gone from an A+ to a Z-? We mean, we had music directors like RD Barman and Madan Mohan, and then we had people like Ilaiyaraaja, AR Rahman and Amit Trivedi, whose works can be accounted as good work, but the point is, it’s 2017, and we don’t have good music anymore<\/em>. Where have they gone? And the worst is that they all sound the same. So much so that we could only find about four songs that we came across had has some content in them. Should be change, Where Is The Love, to Where Is The Song?<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"52","tag":"Bollywood"},{"tag_id":"3","tag":"Music"}],"brands":0,"slug":"bollywood-tracks-hindi-songs-2017","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3923","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Wendy Dickson, Founder, Kiara Music Academy, On Her Latest Musical Production, Tales As Old As Time","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"212","view_count":"646","comment_count":"5","created_on":"Oct 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-04 06:34:39","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Wendy Dickson Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52248","article_id":"3923","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_78779446907051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Okay, let’s lay it out there. If you consider yourself a true blue Bangalorean and haven’t heard of Wendy M Dickson then you have not earned the title just yet. Dickson has been actively involved in the music and theatre scene of Bangalore from her college days and has conducted a number of church, school and college choirs over three decades. She is a self-trained musician and specialises in vocal training and choral music, alongside theatre arts.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Further, Dickson runs the Kiara Music Academy, an energetic space for budding young musicians. It specialises in voice training for children aged five to 18, teaching them the finer nuances of performance, which include style, expression, interpretation and fundamentals of sight-singing. They cover genres like pop, gospel, acappella, rock, jazz and classical.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

This brings us to the most interesting part about Kiara Music Academy—their musical productions\/performances she spearheads almost every year. Like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat<\/em> in 2014 and GREASE: The School Edition<\/em> happened in 2015. In 2016, was Mad About the Movies<\/em> in which the kids at the academy performed hit singles and medleys from films like Fiddler on the Roof, Cats, Hello Dolly<\/em> and much more. This year, the musical is titled Tales as Old as Time<\/em> and focuses on fairytales and fable themes with a few interludes from the modern and the present. The performance has music from popular animated films, like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King<\/em> and more.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

We catch up with Ms Dickson, who tells us more about the concept of the musical production, the challenges of the set, why she chose BOSCO Rainbow Home to hand half the proceeds of the show, why she chose to work with kids, and more.  <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"3","tag":"Music"},{"tag_id":"237","tag":"Musician"}],"brands":0,"slug":"wendy-dickson-interview","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3868","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Here Are 7 Strange Beauty And Fashion Trends That Have Become Popular In 2017","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-12 05:51:46","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Weird Beauty And Fashion Trends 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51638","article_id":"3868","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_76656284915051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The world of fashion and beauty is forever evolving, with a number of newer trends taking center-stage every month. For instance, 2015 was all about embracing the 70's with flower crowns and boho dresses dominating the scene; 2016 saw the resurgence of fashion trends from the 90's, with choker chains, flared jeans and crop tops taking the heat of the spotlight; and 2017 seems to be taking an inspiration from the 80's with shoulder pads and bold prints. And while most of these fashion and beauty trends seem to be getting positive reviews, there are some that often leave us questioning, 'But, why?' <\/p>\r\n\r\n

From braided eyebrows to squiggly lips to detachable pants, these are some of the beauty and fashion trends of 2017 that have us questioning 'How far did we go?'<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"212","tag":"Asian"},{"tag_id":"162","tag":"celebrity fashion"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"weird-beauty-and-fashion-trends-2017","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3867","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"352","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Georgina Doray","title":"This Is How The Indie Music Scene Remembers Karan Joseph Aka Madfingers","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"8","view_count":"12","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-11 09:54:00","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Tribute to Keyboardist, Karan Joseph","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51636","article_id":"3867","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_38975982115051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

It's a sad moment for the Indie music scene to come to terms with the tragic demise of Karan Joseph, 29, a virtuoso keyboardist, and a humble personality, as portrayed by many friends and acquaintances.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Karan Joseph aka Madfingers was regarded as one of the most prominent figures in the indie circuit.  Joseph was known for his great command over the keyboard. His versatility came through in various genres like funk, jazz, and rock and blues with top artists such as Gino Banks, Vishal Dadlani of Pentagram, Randolph Correia, and Joe Alvares, and more.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The accomplished musician made frequent performance on the Mumbai indie music front. His artistry, as part of the house band at I Bar, in Mumbai, amassed a loyal following of music lovers to watch him live. His most recent solo projects included collaborations with big figures like Andrea Tariang (vocalists), Dhir Mody (drummer) and DJ Uri. The young musician even toured Europe, last July, with Delhi band, The Ska Vengers to fill in the spot for the band member, Stefan Kaye.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Joseph was a true musical genius whose name will forever resonate talent in its purest form. He was an inspiration to musicians and people alike.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here's how a few talented musicians reminisce about the young artist. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"11","tag":"Bangalore"},{"tag_id":"3","tag":"Music"},{"tag_id":"237","tag":"Musician"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tribute-to-keyboardist-karan-joseph","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3861","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"It's A Tragic Time For Country Music As It Bids Goodbye To Singers Don Williams And Troy Gentry","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"8","view_count":"13","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-11 05:08:56","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Don Williams and Montgomery Gentry","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51575","article_id":"3861","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_39598779394051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

It's a sad time for Country Music as it mourns the loss of musician Don Williams and Troy Gentry.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The award-winning country singer and Hall of Famer, Don Williams, died after a short illness at his home in Alabama on Friday. Within a span of minutes, Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry, met a tragic end in a helicopter crash at the Flying W Airport. Williams was 78 years old and Gentry was 50.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"3","tag":"Music"},{"tag_id":"237","tag":"Musician"}],"brands":0,"slug":"don-williams-and-montgomery-gentry","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3836","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Polka Playlist: Soundtracks By Music Composer Hans Zimmer","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"15","view_count":"19","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 31st, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-31 05:52:35","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Hans Zimmer Soundtracks","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51317","article_id":"3836","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_63808158514051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

A name that needs no introduction when it comes to film soundtracks, Hans Zimmer has composed and produced music for over 150 films. The Oscar winning German composer is known for his unique scores that have transcended simple scenes in a film to moments that can be experienced by the viewers. Though the music director has only two weeks of formal training, his passion for music and love for experimenting with different tunes has given us some of the best soundtrack albums in the world. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Today, we compile a list of themes the composer created for certain Hollywood films that won him millions of fans worldwide. Here's your weekend playlist and some interesting trivia about how he created these scores. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"27","tag":"Movies"},{"tag_id":"3","tag":"Music"},{"tag_id":"237","tag":"Musician"},{"tag_id":"276","tag":"playlist"},{"tag_id":"180","tag":"soundtracks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"hans-zimmer-soundtracks","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"}],"slug":"music"},{"subcategory_id":"34","subcategory_title":"Books","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4011","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"10 Indian Authors Who Redefine Feminism With Their Work Are What The World Needs Right Now","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"13","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 16th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-16 06:06:42","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Indian Authors Who Write Abut Feminism, Indian Feminist Authors, Female Indian Feminist Authors","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53025","article_id":"4011","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_04141761180151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Kamala Das","description":"

One of the finest confessional poets in India, Kamala Das has written prose in English and Malayalam. Her writing reflects her strong feminist ideology which portrays female sensibility in the most heart touching manner.<\/p>","story_order":"11","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"26","tag":"Books"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"},{"tag_id":"203","tag":"Women Empowerment"}],"brands":0,"slug":"indian-authors-who-write-abut-feminism-indian-feminist-authors-female-indian-feminist-authors","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4032","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"4 Literature Fests To Head To In 2018 If You Are A Book Lover","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 23rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-23 08:55:15","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Literature Fests In 2018","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53216","article_id":"4032","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_42731656241151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"The Bangalore Literature Festival \u2013 October 2018","description":"

Held annually at the Garden City, Bangalore, this is a great place for book enthusiasts and talented writers. The venue is perfect because it showcases the rich literary heritage of Kannada authors and poets. Further, there are panel discussions with a pitch, and questions and answers sessions, for people who are extremely enthusiastic about books. Performances are arranged with amazing classical Indian musicians to provide a complete artistic experience. <\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"26","tag":"Books"},{"tag_id":"151","tag":"Lit Fest"},{"tag_id":"291","tag":"literature"}],"brands":0,"slug":"literature-fests-in-2018","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4004","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Bibliophiles, Here Are The 4 Largest Libraries In The World","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"741","view_count":"4.2k","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Nov 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-13 07:34:29","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Largest Libraries In The World","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52971","article_id":"4004","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_18776649050151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"The National Library of China","description":"

The National Library of China founded in 1909, is one of the largest libraries in the world with the collection of over 22 million books. The library speaks of the rich history and cultural heritage of one of the most illustrious civilisations of the world. When you are in China, be sure to visit this place that is a collection of all of the nation’s publications including the rarest of books that are preserved and conserved here. Interesting, the Guanghua Temple was chosen as the library's first site. The library was open to the public in the year 1912.<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"26","tag":"Books"}],"brands":0,"slug":"largest-libraries-in-the-world","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3874","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"433","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Vrushab Rao","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"8 Well-Written Books That Predicted The Future","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-15 06:38:35","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Books That Predicted The Future","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51699","article_id":"3874","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_29097407545051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Authors who decide to write about the future need to predict about the way the society works, the technologies that come into existence, and the possible tragedies and successes that may reshape the world. When most authors shoot blindly and miss their targets, these seven authors were spot on. These are all fiction books that managed to predict the future.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"433","email":"raovrushab@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Vrushab Rao","imagepath":"1497334738593f83d246114.jpg","description":"

Vrushab Rao, a towering 6'7" tall pogonophile, is the bestselling poet of '5 Graces'. He is an enthusiast of humor, poetry, cinema, television shows, anime, drumming, and basketball. When he is not engaged in these activities, he learns how to heal people. He writes haiku @ <\/span>https:\/\/fiveseventyfive.wordpress.com\/<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"26","tag":"Books"},{"tag_id":"291","tag":"literature"}],"brands":0,"slug":"books-that-predicted-the-future","authorslug":"vrushabrao"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3841","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Author Nidhi Dalmia, On His Debut Novel, Harp, And His Passion For Writing","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"19","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-05 08:17:03","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview with Nidhi Dalmia, Author of Harp","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51428","article_id":"3841","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_33049118954051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

What genre appeals to you - in terms of writing and reading? <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

In terms of writing, romance appeals to me. In terms of reading, I would say romance, non-fiction, mystery, adventure, spirituality, philosophy, and travelogues. <\/p>","story_order":"11","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"26","tag":"Books"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-nidhi-dalmia-author-of-harp","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3829","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"5 Female Authors From India Whose Stories Women Can Relate To","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"23","view_count":"30","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-30 07:14:35","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Women Authors From India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51250","article_id":"3829","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_63796317704051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Fellow book lovers, it’s time to go book shopping again. Here is a consolidated list of five women authors whose books are full of different flavours, ironies and realities <\/a>to which any woman would relate to. Not only are these authors widely popular and loved, but are also adored for pouring life into these beautiful feminist characters that are inspirational and valuable for readers.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"26","tag":"Books"},{"tag_id":"291","tag":"literature"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"},{"tag_id":"203","tag":"Women Empowerment"}],"brands":0,"slug":"women-authors-from-india","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"}],"slug":"books"},{"subcategory_id":"42","subcategory_title":"Humour","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4086","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"461","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"8 Comedians Of 2017 Whose Acts Are A Must-Watch","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"10","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-11 12:42:02","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Favourite Indians Comedians Of 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53660","article_id":"4086","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_72738524892151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Tanmay Bhatt","description":"

The comedy kingpin, Tanmay has built and continues to build a comedy empire for himself and is an emotional guy. He is a producer, script-writer and co-founder of “All India Bakchod”. You can follow him on YouTube, Instagram and he is also highly active on Snapchat.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

YouTube - https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/user\/allindiabakchod?pbjreload=10<\/a><\/p>","story_order":"9","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"461","email":"himanshi.koli27@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","imagepath":"15124038345a25737af0aee.jpg","description":"

As a final year student in Delhi University, Himanshi is letting her creative side be explored with the help of her writing after her proficient works in oil paintings. Having worked in the digital and content marketing sphere for a significant time, Himanshi wants to pursue her career in Brand Management & Marketing. Being a passionate artist, an experimental writer and a complete shopaholic, her motto is to live in a world filled with creative propositions, beautiful expeditions and simple living that comes bundled with dark chocolates and cookies.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/profile.php?id=100003970705431","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"367","tag":"2017"},{"tag_id":"368","tag":"Comedians"},{"tag_id":"173","tag":"comedy"},{"tag_id":"23","tag":"Indian"}],"brands":0,"slug":"favourite-indians-comedians-of-2017","authorslug":"himanshikoli"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3871","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"These You Laugh, You Lose Videos Will Definitely Tickle Your Funny Bone","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"0","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-12 07:43:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"You Laugh You Lose Challenge","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51666","article_id":"3871","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_36392591025051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

From eyelashes that glow in the dark to the roast of Justin Bieber, the internet has shown us everything from the funny to the bizarre. Well, there's more. Recently, we have been spotting a lot of 'You Laugh, You Lose' videos popping on social media, in forms of Dad jokes or humorous insults. And, we think that they are funny and creative. So, if you have not discovered them yet, here are some videos that will give you a taste of what the challenge is all about.   <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"173","tag":"comedy"},{"tag_id":"96","tag":"Videos"}],"brands":0,"slug":"you-laugh-you-lose-challenge","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3865","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Here Are Some Annoying Things People In Different Professions Hear Every Day","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"20","view_count":"64","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-11 06:56:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Annoying Things People Hear In Their Jobs","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51614","article_id":"3865","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_08540850115051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Whichever profession you pick, life is going to get hectic once you start working. Stressful days, late nights and deadlines are a part of everyone's life no matter how relaxed a person may seem. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

And instead of understanding what we do, people only make it worse by saying annoying stuff that just makes everything worse for us. Apart from the regular questions like "how was your appraisal?" <\/em>or "Why didn't you respond to my email that I sent last night?" , <\/i>people around us always have something to say that just gets in our head and ruins our day. Here are some things people in different professions get to hear every day. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"80","tag":"humour"}],"brands":0,"slug":"annoying-things-people-hear-in-their-jobs","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3858","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"These 5 Funny Video Compilations Of Ze Frank's Are What Makes For A Great Day","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-09 05:42:38","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Funny video, Ze Frank","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51568","article_id":"3858","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_49305822394051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

In world of entertainment, Ze Frank rings the bell for his unorthodox style of whimsical videos! Why does his name sound familiar? Probably because he is now the president of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

However, before the American online performance artist took hold of this position, he was a composer, humorist, and public speaker. His brilliant imagination, witty sense of humor and hidden innuendos were aesthetically pleasing for a wide range of audience. The monotone, silver-tongued humanitarian created a participatory connection with his viewers through uplifting and cheerful videos. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Ze Frank hosted the 'The Ze Frank Show' that consisted of umpteen videos under several categories that included, the popular 'True Facts', Pet Diary, musical compositions and much more. His art and creativity also landed him a spot as a speaker on Ted Talks, on several occasions. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Although his show ran only for a year, his much-loved contribution in art, and culture through his artistic style influenced many popular video bloggers such as Vlogbrothers. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"173","tag":"comedy"},{"tag_id":"80","tag":"humour"},{"tag_id":"278","tag":"youtube"}],"brands":0,"slug":"funny-video-ze-frank","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3825","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"435","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Samhati Bhattacharjya","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"These 10 Unusual Jobs That Actually Exist","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"8","view_count":"19","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-28 05:08:01","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Unusual Jobs","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51211","article_id":"3825","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_05042966983051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Professional sleeper","description":"

Yes, it does exist. There are many companies who hire professional sleepers. Apparently, they have to check the comfort level and a few other criteria. It is needless to say that this has to be undoubtedly the most comfortable job on the planet.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"435","email":"samhati_b91@hotmail.com","created_by_name":"Samhati Bhattacharjya","imagepath":"1499185184595bc020b1999.jpg","description":"

A Bengali by birth, a journalist by profession, a writer by heart and a dancer by passion, Samhati Bhattacharjya is an alumnus of South Point High School, Kolkata. After completing her graduation in English Honours, she did her Masters in Audio Visual Communication. She loves writing as she finds solace in penning down her thoughts. Samhati loves to explore different genres of writing, from lifestyle to entertainment, from home decor to health. Besides writing, she is a trained Odissi dancer and is extremely passionate about the art form. Adding to this list, she is also interested in photography and filmmaking. In a nutshell, Samhati is a lover of all things creative and happy. She dreams of becoming an entrepreneur someday and living life king size.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"2","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"80","tag":"humour"}],"brands":0,"slug":"unusual-jobs","authorslug":"samhatibhattacharjya"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3819","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"9+ Videos Of Babies Getting Haircuts Will Brighten Up Your Dull Week","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"11","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-24 06:41:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Babies Getting Haircuts","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51172","article_id":"3819","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_91016926553051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Babies rule the internet, period (after dogs, cats and racoons!). What's not to like about them? Further, if you thought baby snoozing off, eating lemons (for the first time), and interacting with pets was the cutest, wait till you see them getting haircuts... it's the newest rage. Sniff, sniff.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

So, without wasting time, here are some cute tots visiting the barber's shop and we can't get over it.   <\/p>\r\n\r\n

   <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"192","tag":"kids"}],"brands":0,"slug":"babies-getting-haircuts","authorslug":"avinashkumai"}],"slug":"humour"},{"subcategory_id":"43","subcategory_title":"Photography","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3197","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"The Spirit And Splendor Of Festivals From Across India Has Been Perfectly Captured By These Photographers","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"142","view_count":"425","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 21st, 2016","published_on":"2016-10-21 05:50:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Photographs Of Religious Festivals Across India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"43421","article_id":"3197","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_84494957207741.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

With its cultural diversity, festivals have always been an integral part of India. India and Indians are known for our colourful festivals and festivities, not just that, they also give a sneak-peek into our culture. Further, it is also a time to socialise and be merry.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here, we look at photographers (not in any particular order) <\/strong>who have captured religious festivals in its right appeal, they also tell us the significance behind the image.  <\/p>\r\n\r\n

We would like to acknowledge and thank the folks at Canvera<\/a> for pointing us to these uber-talented photographers.   <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"97","tag":"Photography"}],"brands":0,"slug":"photographs-of-religious-festivals-across-india","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3196","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"415","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Calcutta Instagrammers","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"10+ Images That Capture The Splendor Of The Durga Puja In Calcutta","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"179","view_count":"512","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-28 10:28:01","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Calcutta Instagrammers Photos Of Durga Pooja","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"43419","article_id":"3196","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_60871093076741.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Want to experience the splendor of the Durga Puja? Then Calcutta is the place to visit... hands down! During this period, the city takes on a different avatar altogether. The people, the food, the holi<\/em>-smeared streets, the women and their delicate laughter... all makes it a cultural melting pot for all things Indians (especially Bengali's) are known for.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If were not a part of the hullabaloo, then there are some vivid photographs from the folks at Calcutta Instagrammers<\/a>, <\/span>that might help you relive the spirit and splendor of the pujas.<\/p>","story_order":"0","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"415","email":"samrocks.mullick@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Calcutta Instagrammers","imagepath":"147581905757f7363149d5d.png","description":"

These are the contributions from the account of the Kolkata Instagrammers. <\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

You can check out their work here<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"193","tag":"Kolkata"},{"tag_id":"97","tag":"Photography"}],"brands":0,"slug":"calcutta-instagrammers-photos-of-durga-pooja","authorslug":"calcuttainstagrammers"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3827","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Check Out How Instagram Is Turning Out To Be A Dark, Hollow And Shallow Place","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"12","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-29 08:29:45","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Dark Side Of Instagram","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51236","article_id":"3827","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_98632783993051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The Instagram culture isn't always as it seems. Like every other social media platform, it first starts out as a curiosity to stimulate social interaction, but before you know it, the obsession to fit in with the trend takes over.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Utilising the app to gather material for infotainment, travel destinations or just following our mentors and the latest celebrity craze has flagged an unhealthy indulgence that compels people to mimic all that they see on their social feed. The dark twisted humor lies in staging a similar lifestyle to spawn "followers" and "likes", thereby, constructing a sense of social acceptance and validation.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The fitness culture, for instance, propagates a destructive standard of a perfect body type which consumes followers with insecurities and dissatisfaction. The positive affirmations typically delivered through self-love and inspirational quotes have seemingly backfired leading to an unhealthy lifestyle for quicker results.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"289","tag":"instagram"},{"tag_id":"79","tag":"social media"}],"brands":0,"slug":"dark-side-of-instagram","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3800","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"410","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Adventure Travellers And Photographers Bhavya Kotian And Prathik Panchamia On Living Their Dream","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"10","view_count":"32","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-21 09:34:42","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Bhavya Kotian And Prathik Panchamia Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50937","article_id":"3800","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_11433917033051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Tell us a little about your education, work experience and your interests in life? We both have a communications and media background. <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

We are both creative people and I think that is what is the key for us when it comes to us working together. We have creative passions and the desire to create and want more. Our paths to getting where we are today are completely different as I went ahead with the academic route, whereas Prathik took the practical approach.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

I went to Sophia College in Mumbai for my mass media course and then simultaneously was a part of the scholarship programme at The Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company (TLCDC). I also have a master’s degree in Photography from the University of De Montfort UK. In my career of roughly two years in photography, I have shot various dancers nationally and internationally, worked with brands like Nine West, and worked with lots of bloggers, designers and travel startups, a few Indian actresses and lots of models, national and international. My focus has been on dance and movement and to incorporate that into everything we shoot.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Prathik went to PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. He started working and assisting esteemed photographers right off the bat. His graph started with working for Sujith Kumar and Surya Galla and then working at Mid-day and Times of India. Eventually, he started freelancing for Rajasthan tourism and shot for Nat Geo and NDTV Good-Times. He is mainly a travel photographer with his travels across the country. But his portfolio also boasts of restaurants like San Churros and Chilli flakes, Indian actresses and designers, models nationally and internationally. He currently also runs a Wedding Photography Brand under the brand name of The Wedding Fotografos. Prathik and I run Univision Photography together. It was our way of merging our creative passions together and creating something more than just what we individually knew.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"410","email":"kirtiypanchal@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","imagepath":"14978555395947763352d32.jpg","description":"

Kirti is an avid traveller & writer who is hoping to write a book one day. She is a media geek by profession and is a strong believer of Love, Faith & Hope. She is a scorpion at heart, who loves socialising and is a proud mother to an adorable Beagle puppy named Romeo!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/kirti.panchal.94","twitter":"@KirtiYPanchal","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"97","tag":"Photography"}],"brands":0,"slug":"bhavya-kotian-and-prathik-panchamia-interview","authorslug":"kirtipanchal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3754","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"439","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Parul Kainth","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"9 Things You Must Remember To Check Before You Hire A Wedding Photographer For Your Big Day","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"27","view_count":"50","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Aug 2nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-02 05:41:30","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Tips To Hire A Wedding Photographer","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50531","article_id":"3754","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_08104922561051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Fix the budget","description":"

The most important thing is fixing the budget on time. Quote them your price and ask them about theirs as well. Costing may vary and one does not want to waste time with someone who is beyond reach. In order to save a little money, one should not hire low-quality providers. After all, you can negotiate the cost but you can’t negotiate the quality.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Also, make sure to specify if they will charge you extra for extended hours? This is important as many professionals charge you much higher for the extended hours of work than the price you fixed for an entire shift of shooting. <\/p>","story_order":"6","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"439","email":"parulkainth1@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Parul Kainth","imagepath":"15008876955975ba8f8b602.jpg","description":"

A writer and filmmaker by profession. Student of English Literature. Loves challenges. An ambivert and a Bullet lover. A keen observer and a great listener. Parul loves interacting and meeting new people. Always the one to push herself out of her comfort zone. A proud Doonite!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"132","tag":"Lifehacks"},{"tag_id":"97","tag":"Photography"},{"tag_id":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tips-to-hire-a-wedding-photographer","authorslug":"parulkainth"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3559","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"These Leading Indian Videographers Will Make Sure Your Wedding Film Is Full Of Fun And Glamour","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"29","view_count":"57","comment_count":"0","created_on":"May 31st, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-31 05:38:27","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Indian Wedding Videographers","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48368","article_id":"3559","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_72325507355941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Wedding videography is a crazy business now, period. Well, why not? In times when visuals have taken over the Internet—with platforms like YouTube and many others, this was something that was unavoidable. Also, how can we forget that DSLR and smartphone cameras can now record on 4K?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

In this article, we look at leading wedding photographers who are known for their video making skills as well!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

We would like to acknowledge and thank the folks at Canvera<\/a> for pointing us to these uber-talented photographers.   <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"97","tag":"Photography"}],"brands":0,"slug":"indian-wedding-videographers","authorslug":"avinashkumai"}],"slug":"photography"},{"subcategory_id":"3","subcategory_title":"Art","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4080","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"446","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Vidhi Jain","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Artists Whose Spoken Word Performances Will Give You Goosebumps","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 8th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-08 10:43:07","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Spoken Word Performances By Amazing Artists","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53603","article_id":"4080","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_71339848272151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Alex Dang","description":"

Alex Dang’s relationship with poetry began in his late teens and hasn’t terminated since. He is the proud owner of various awards for his scintillating work. His intimate writing and unique deliverance style make his performances extremely captivating. Dang has also been a TEDx speaker.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Notable Work: “What Kind of Asian Are You?”<\/p>\r\n\r\n

YouTube Link: https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=VoP0ox_Jw_w<\/a><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Publication: You Can Do Better<\/p>","story_order":"9","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"446","email":"vidhijain18@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Vidhi Jain","imagepath":"150598692459c3896c7dd7a.jpg","description":"Currently a student of class 12, Vidhi is an aspirational psychologist and a prolific writer of prose and\r\npoetry. She loves reading, travelling, and photography and looks forward to new experiences, be it\r\nwith regard to food or adventure. She is also a strong supporter of rights for the LGBT+ community\r\nand gets inexplicable satisfaction from helping others.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"362","tag":"Artist"},{"tag_id":"254","tag":"Performers"},{"tag_id":"312","tag":"poets"}],"brands":0,"slug":"spoken-word-performances-by-amazing-artists","authorslug":"vidhijain"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4008","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"These 3 Huge Museums Around The World Is What Every History Buff's Heart Desires","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-14 05:54:47","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"World Famous Museums, Largest Museums In The World, Famous Museums In The World","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52997","article_id":"4008","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_16610168360151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Le Louvre - Paris, France","description":"

Le Louvre in Paris was made into a museum about two centuries ago. Prior to that, it was a medieval fort and a palace of the king of France. The Louvre Pyramid Glass made by I. M. Pei was revealed to the public in 1989 as the new grand entrance to the museum. The modern entrance blends nicely into the regal vibes of the museum and is a favorite among photographers. The museum houses some of the best footprints of history, art and culture starting from the beginning of the 19th century.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

With so much to see, wondering where to start? Begin at the Sully Wing which is at the heart of the museum. It is the foundation of Philippe-Auguste’s medieval abode. Make the Egyptian rooms your next destination as it's just after the Sully Wing. The prime attraction of the place is the renowned painting of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, along with the other famous creations like Winged Victory of Samothrace and Venus de Milo.<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"95","tag":"World Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"world-famous-museums-largest-museums-in-the-world-famous-museums-in-the-world","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3890","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"15+ Women Painters From India Whose Creativity Knows No Bounds","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1298","view_count":"5k","comment_count":"7","created_on":"Sep 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-29 09:15:57","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Painters, Women Painters, Indian Painters, Indian Artists","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52122","article_id":"3890","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_43879716766051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Style of Painting: <\/strong>I'm more of an impressionistic artist with semi-realistic themes and have experimented in a variety of mediums and textures. My paintings are characterised by bright colours and unique textures. I love working with a palette knife to bring out the impressionistic strokes. What I feel I am good at is using cold ceramics on canvas crafted by my trusted palette knife.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Inspirations:<\/strong> Things around me have always inspired me, be it landscapes when I was young or urban environments now. I have always been a contemporary artist as I draw inspirations from what I see and experience.<\/p>","story_order":"15","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"331","tag":"illustrator"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"painters-women-painters-indian-painters-indian-artists","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3905","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"276","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Artist Samar Khan Who Talks About His Art Around The Delhi Metro Through Metrodoodle","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 25th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-25 11:09:07","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Metrodoodle, Samar Khan Metrodoodle, Art In Delhi, Delhi Metro","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52034","article_id":"3905","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_55078317336051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

If you live or have travelled to New Delhi, chances are you might have used the metro at some point. The lifeline of New Delhi connects the city from end-to-end. But travelling in the metro for long can be boring. There is only so long one can stare at the faces of fellow passengers.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Meet Samar Khan, a software developer and designer who started Metrodoodle<\/a>. Khan decided to use his long hours in the metro to create something hilarious and delightful. Take a look!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"276","email":"white.lily134@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","imagepath":"1435310887558d1b270179b.jpg","description":"

Lily Dechamma is a trained dancer, an animal lover, and an avid traveler. A writer by passion, she spends most of her free time doodling, reading, planning her next trip or on Instagram. She loves exploring new places and has 4 cats and 1 dog and they all live in harmony.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"4","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"321","tag":"doodle"},{"tag_id":"331","tag":"illustrator"}],"brands":0,"slug":"metrodoodle-samar-khan-metrodoodle-art-in-delhi-delhi-metro","authorslug":"lilydechamma"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3863","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Meet These 4 Immensely Talented Women And Tune Into Their Unique Careers","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"300","view_count":"1k","comment_count":"4","created_on":"Sep 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-11 07:13:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Indian Women Artists","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51596","article_id":"3863","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_45331443115051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Neha Karode","description":"

Neha Karode is a beautiful singer with a soulful voice who was inspired after growing up listening to Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and Geeta Dutt on repeat and soon started to hum along.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

“The raga-saree-stage combo was the dream”, and Neha pursued her dream under the guidance of her guru Ruchi Tailong, and began her journey with classical music. Her uniqueness lies in her ability to pull off both classical and operatic styles.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Even though surviving as an artist in an industry flooded with great talent isn’t an easy task, Neha has left a huge mark on us all. With her mesmerising performance in the Venice, Neha has stolen our hearts indeed. To support her work, go like and subscribe to her YouTube<\/a> channels, ‘Neha Karode’ and ‘Two Half Notes’. And watch out for her upcoming original music soon.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"132","tag":"Lifehacks"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"},{"tag_id":"203","tag":"Women Empowerment"}],"brands":0,"slug":"indian-women-artists","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3828","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Bharatanatyam Dancer, Sushmitha Suresh, On Her Studio Vivartana And Her Creative Life","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"142","view_count":"399","comment_count":"6","created_on":"Aug 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-29 06:11:24","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Bharatanatyam Dancer Sushmitha Suresh","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51283","article_id":"3828","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_71388565893051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Bharatanatyam is one of India's oldest dance forms, and is recognised around the world as a classical and pure dance form. There have been many a notable Bharatanatyam dancers over the years, and continuing that legacy is Bangalore's very own Sushmitha Suresh. Having started her training at the age of four, Suresh has accomplished quite a lot in her expansive career as a Bharatanatyam dancer. We got chatting with her about everything from her most memorable performances to opening her own dance studio, Vivartana. Read on to find out what she has to say. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"317","tag":"Dance"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-bharatanatyam-dancer-sushmitha-suresh","authorslug":"glorymathew"}],"slug":"art"}],"slug":"entertainment"},{"category_id":"9","category_title":"Local","category_color":"#ede105","category_icon":"1411922232542839383d8ef.png","category_order":"6","description":"Local","subcategories":[{"subcategory_id":"29","subcategory_title":"Bangalore","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3973","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"352","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Georgina Doray","title":"6 Halloween Parties In Bangalore You Wouldn't Want To Miss","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-30 08:55:52","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Halloween party, Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52719","article_id":"3973","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_85624030539051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Halloween is the highlight of the season where you don't have to wear a mask (like every other day) and just be yourself, humorously speaking. Although it falls on a Tuesday, it's a free pass for everyone to embrace their inner demons.You're never too old to play dress up! So show off your scariest outfits, throw on your darkest makeup and come join in the Halloween parties at some of the best places in town.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"189","tag":"Halloween"},{"tag_id":"264","tag":"party"}],"brands":0,"slug":"halloween-party-bangalore","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3979","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Cafes In Bangalore For Those Who Want To Kick Back And Lounge With A Healthy Menu","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"12","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-30 08:05:56","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Cafes In Bangalore With A Healthy Menu","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52763","article_id":"3979","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_50756800539051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"The Fatty Bao","description":"

Don’t go by the name, silly! Yes, this place has several rich dishes, but there are so many great healthy treats on the menu that the list will be incomplete without adding The Fatty Bao to the story. Go for the Raw Mango and Green Papaya salad or the Tuna Tataki. The salmon dill maki roll is equally yummy. If you are a lover of Asian food, then this is the must visit place for you. Go there with your other fitness buddies and have the time of your life.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"11","tag":"Bangalore"},{"tag_id":"251","tag":"Bangalore Food"},{"tag_id":"67","tag":"cafe"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"cafes-in-bangalore-with-a-healthy-menu","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3908","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"435","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Samhati Bhattacharjya","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"8 Durga Pooja Pandals In Bangalore That Are A Must Visit This Year","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"102","view_count":"397","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 26th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-26 09:37:19","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Durga Pooja Pandals In Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52057","article_id":"3908","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_10152938146051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"KARBA Durgotsav","description":"

Kanakapura Road Bengali Association (KARBA) organises the Amader Pujo 2017 and it's said to be one of South Bangalore's most happening places during Durga Puja. Every evening, one can enjoy cultural activities, fun games and competitions at this Durga Puja pandal along with a community feast. On Mahanavami, there is a special Dhakiya event mixed with Dandiya. If you are planning to stay in Bengalore during the pujas, then this pandal is a must visit.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Location:<\/strong> ELAAN Convention Centre in JP Nagar<\/p>","story_order":"6","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"435","email":"samhati_b91@hotmail.com","created_by_name":"Samhati Bhattacharjya","imagepath":"1499185184595bc020b1999.jpg","description":"

A Bengali by birth, a journalist by profession, a writer by heart and a dancer by passion, Samhati Bhattacharjya is an alumnus of South Point High School, Kolkata. After completing her graduation in English Honours, she did her Masters in Audio Visual Communication. She loves writing as she finds solace in penning down her thoughts. Samhati loves to explore different genres of writing, from lifestyle to entertainment, from home decor to health. Besides writing, she is a trained Odissi dancer and is extremely passionate about the art form. Adding to this list, she is also interested in photography and filmmaking. In a nutshell, Samhati is a lover of all things creative and happy. She dreams of becoming an entrepreneur someday and living life king size.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"2","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"11","tag":"Bangalore"},{"tag_id":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"}],"brands":0,"slug":"durga-pooja-pandals-in-bangalore","authorslug":"samhatibhattacharjya"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3876","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"5 Places In Bangalore That Are Gorgeous Backdrops For Your Instagram Images","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"25","view_count":"56","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-14 09:02:31","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Places In Bangalore For Photoshoot","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51757","article_id":"3876","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_04053459735051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Social media has a big influence on our day-to-day lives; be it in the form of viral videos, political views, or in this case, envious Instagram clicks! Everybody loves a good Instagram shot - from brightly coloured backdrops to black and white photography, from enviable outfits to delicious food, each image conveys a message and is usually accompanied by a backstory. Bangalore is one such city with a myriad of stories to tell. From ancient British architecture to Bangalore's very own Central Park, here are the best places to head to for beautiful Instagram backdrops!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"11","tag":"Bangalore"},{"tag_id":"289","tag":"instagram"}],"brands":0,"slug":"places-in-bangalore-for-photoshoot","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3860","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"276","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Here's Why You Should Visit The Fava Market 2.0 In Bangalore","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"22","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 8th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-08 10:14:49","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"The FAVA Market 2.0 At UB City, Flea Market","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51571","article_id":"3860","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_09878263684051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Don't let the rains dampen your spirit this weekend. Visit Fava, the restaurant in UB city, that is conducting the second edition of The Fava Market 2.0. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

After an astounding first edition, the flea market is a pop-up showcasing all things organic, artisanal & locavore. If you are someone who enjoys gourmet food, then here is where you will find what you are looking for. You will have your pick from the finest collection of fresh, organic, locally sourced, artisanal food products. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"276","email":"white.lily134@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","imagepath":"1435310887558d1b270179b.jpg","description":"

Lily Dechamma is a trained dancer, an animal lover, and an avid traveler. A writer by passion, she spends most of her free time doodling, reading, planning her next trip or on Instagram. She loves exploring new places and has 4 cats and 1 dog and they all live in harmony.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"4","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"},{"tag_id":"151","tag":"Lit Fest"},{"tag_id":"177","tag":"shopping"}],"brands":0,"slug":"the-fava-market-20-at-ub-city-flea-market","authorslug":"lilydechamma"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3847","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Take This Road Trip To Mekedatu And Sangam And Come Back Completely Rejuvenated","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-06 11:03:52","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"weekend getaway, Mekedatu And Sangam","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51441","article_id":"3847","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_51934528264051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Mekedatu is a spectacular rocky terrain located along river Cauvery in Kanakapura Taluk in the Ramanagar district of Karnataka. True to its name, Sangama is the junction of two rivers – Arkavathi and Cauvery.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Mekedatu, which means 'goat's leap' in Kannada, takes it name from an incident accounted by herdsmen eons ago. It is believed that a tiger preyed on a goat, and in a desperate attempt to save its life, the goat lunged from one side of the pass onto the other. The tiger abandoned the chase at that point in fear of falling into the raging river below. However, over the years, the erosion caused by the river Cauvery has widened the point from where the goat leaped.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

According to Hindu mythology, the goat (Meke<\/em>) is believed to be Lord Shiva in disguise. It is said that at the brink of both of the rocky precipices, one can find impressions that resemble goats' hooves, though several times larger. This incident is revered as it is highly unlikely for a goat to successfully make the jump, as well as have its hooves create a dent on hard rocks.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 We recently visited Mekedatu and Sangam and here is our take on the place.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"111","tag":"Activity"},{"tag_id":"183","tag":"trek"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"weekend-getaway-mekedatu-and-sangam","authorslug":"georginadoray"}],"slug":"bangalore"},{"subcategory_id":"30","subcategory_title":"Delhi","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4105","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"442","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Nida Zehra","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Finger-Licking Good Kebab Places You Must Try Out While in Delhi","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"2","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-15 11:13:04","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Finger-Licking Good Kebab Places in Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53825","article_id":"4105","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_61642305333151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Though stone-supported skewers dating back to 17th century BC have been excavated in Greece, the first known use of the word “Kebab” for food was found in the Turkish script of Kyssa-i Yusuf in 1377 AD. The Turkish word Kebap is derived from the Arabic word “Kabab” which means roasted meat. However, the word is not found in Arabic books and its use in relation to cooking became prevalent during the Turkish period.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

As of today, the quest to find the best Kababs in town is like the hunt for the Holy Grail. The basic way to make them is the same, though the difference lying in the secret ingredients use is literally a secret! People have their favourites Kebabs, so the best Kabab award would be an oxymoron with every outlet making mouth-watering Kababs. Anyway, here is the list of places we recommend. :)<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"442","email":"Nida.alizehra@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Nida Zehra","imagepath":"150467485359af8425558ad.jpg","description":"

An art lover, writer, and poet by heart, she has worked for the corporate sector and publishing houses. Besides being an experienced editor, she is passionate about bringing a positive change in the society through her social work, and often expresses herself through her poetry and writings in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi on her blog. A die hard fan of the mysticism of Rumi's poetry along with Kafkaism, she has an insatiable addiction to Murakami's work! Her other interests include traveling, photography, Sufi music, and food.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"},{"tag_id":"387","tag":"Kebab"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-finger-licking-good-kebab-places-in-delhi","authorslug":"nidazehra"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4076","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"446","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Vidhi Jain","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"8 Upcoming Food Festivals In Delhi-NCR That Will Tantalize Your Tastebuds","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-07 12:00:06","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"8 Upcoming Food Festivals In Delhi-NCR","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53573","article_id":"4076","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_03514717462151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"446","email":"vidhijain18@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Vidhi Jain","imagepath":"150598692459c3896c7dd7a.jpg","description":"Currently a student of class 12, Vidhi is an aspirational psychologist and a prolific writer of prose and\r\npoetry. She loves reading, travelling, and photography and looks forward to new experiences, be it\r\nwith regard to food or adventure. She is also a strong supporter of rights for the LGBT+ community\r\nand gets inexplicable satisfaction from helping others.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"},{"tag_id":"360","tag":"Food Festivals"}],"brands":0,"slug":"8-upcoming-food-festivals-in-delhi-ncr","authorslug":"vidhijain"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4070","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"461","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"7 Rooftop Cafes In Delhi That You Should Visit This Winter","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"12","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-06 07:54:48","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"7 Rooftop Cafes In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53520","article_id":"4070","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_05310230942151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Kylin Sky Bar","description":"

Located at a perfect rooftop ambience in Vasant Kunj, Kylin Sky Bar is the best option to hang out at when you are done shopping with your folks at Promenade and Ambience Mall. After a tiresome day of shopping, you can relax at this pleasant place under the shine of the winter stars. With outstanding food and exciting drinks, Kylin is unquestionably not a miss this season.<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"461","email":"himanshi.koli27@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","imagepath":"15124038345a25737af0aee.jpg","description":"

As a final year student in Delhi University, Himanshi is letting her creative side be explored with the help of her writing after her proficient works in oil paintings. Having worked in the digital and content marketing sphere for a significant time, Himanshi wants to pursue her career in Brand Management & Marketing. Being a passionate artist, an experimental writer and a complete shopaholic, her motto is to live in a world filled with creative propositions, beautiful expeditions and simple living that comes bundled with dark chocolates and cookies.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/profile.php?id=100003970705431","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"67","tag":"cafe"},{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"352","tag":"Rooftop"}],"brands":0,"slug":"7-rooftop-cafes-in-delhi","authorslug":"himanshikoli"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4059","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Puja Sahu And Vivita Relan, Co-Founders Of The Potbelly Cafe, Delhi","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"3","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 1st, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-01 07:58:23","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview, Puja Sahu & Vivita Relan, Co-Founders - Potbelly Cafe, Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53415","article_id":"4059","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_93078663112151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Puja Sahu and Vivita Relan are making all the right noises with their rooftop café in Delhi’s Shahpur Jat and Chanakyapuri called The Potbelly Café. The place stands out for being the first ever Bihari café of the city. Let us get to know a bit more about them and their dream project.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"67","tag":"cafe"},{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-puja-sahu-vivita-relan-co-founders-potbelly-cafe-delhi","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4048","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Head To These 5 Karaoke Places In Delhi To Sing Your Heart Out","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-28 06:55:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Karaoke Places In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53338","article_id":"4048","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_40743331581151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

You might think otherwise, but Karaoke is one of those activities that help you let loose and have a good time. But how? There is something about a glass of LIIT and Smells Like Teen Spirit<\/em> blaring on the speakers, we guess! Further, it has become a trending activity among youngsters and is the life of the parties these days. But there’s no age limit for having fun with Karaoke as everyone likes singing. And these places in Delhi offer more than just Karaoke.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"karaoke-places-in-delhi","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4045","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"442","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Nida Zehra","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"7 Spots In Delhi When You Can Gorge On Some Scrumptious Chole Bhature","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"15","view_count":"40","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 27th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-27 06:49:18","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Chole Bhature Places In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53310","article_id":"4045","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_00332454671151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The idea that Chole Bhature is connected to a specific community is a myth. Further, this dish might be synonymous with North India, period! This dish is so popular that it's not just a breakfast staple, but also a roadside snack. So, let's keep this intro aside and jump right into places in Delhi that serve some of the best Chole Bhature's in town. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"442","email":"Nida.alizehra@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Nida Zehra","imagepath":"150467485359af8425558ad.jpg","description":"

An art lover, writer, and poet by heart, she has worked for the corporate sector and publishing houses. Besides being an experienced editor, she is passionate about bringing a positive change in the society through her social work, and often expresses herself through her poetry and writings in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi on her blog. A die hard fan of the mysticism of Rumi's poetry along with Kafkaism, she has an insatiable addiction to Murakami's work! Her other interests include traveling, photography, Sufi music, and food.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"chole-bhature-places-in-delhi","authorslug":"nidazehra"}],"slug":"delhi"},{"subcategory_id":"31","subcategory_title":"Mumbai","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4090","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"462","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sybil Braganza","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"10 Places Where You Would Find The Best Wood-Fired Pizza In Mumbai","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-12 08:48:21","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Best Wood Fired Pizza Places In Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53689","article_id":"4090","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_36757267603151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

What can you expect from a metropolitan city like Mumbai? Access to everything, especially delectable food. While no one can resist eating a pizza, an Italian wood-fired pizza is one that will top the list forever. A bite of the heavenly slice is the way to kick-start a delicious meal. You can now relish the taste of wood-fired pizzas that are prepared in a special wood fire oven. So, if you’re on a lookout for the best places for flavourful wood-fire pizzas then look no further but in the list below.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"462","email":"sybilmarilynb@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sybil Braganza","imagepath":"15125438055a27963deb2bc.jpg","description":"

Sybil is an avid reader and loves films. She is always eager to learn more and is currently exploring the field of writing. Getting lost in thoughts best describes her.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"245","tag":"Mumbai food"},{"tag_id":"374","tag":"Pizza"},{"tag_id":"373","tag":"Wood-Fire"}],"brands":0,"slug":"best-wood-fired-pizza-places-in-mumbai","authorslug":"sybilbraganza"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4104","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"186","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"7 Restaurants In Mumbai You Must try If You are craving for Sindhi Food","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-15 10:25:58","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"7 Sindhi Food Restaurants In Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53824","article_id":"4104","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_25035362333151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Sindh Se","description":"

A home delivery only kitchen operating in Malad, Sindh Se excels in serving authentic Sindhi food that will leave you asking for more. The brand offers you appetizing Sindhi food including sindhi kadhi, sindhi mutton, sindhi phulka, sai bhaji and more. The food is authentic sindhi in taste and also is cost-effective.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Address: Ahimsa Marg, Malad West, Mumbai<\/p>","story_order":"8","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"186","email":"sneha.lukka@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","imagepath":"142726313555124e9f94d87.jpg","description":"Sneha is a true Mumbai girl, writer, studying law and is someone who believes in living life king size.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"245","tag":"Mumbai food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"},{"tag_id":"386","tag":"Sindhi"}],"brands":0,"slug":"7-sindhi-food-restaurants-in-mumbai","authorslug":"snehalukka"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4063","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"186","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Best Places To Enjoy Churros In Mumbai","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"37","view_count":"92","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-04 14:37:10","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Best Places To Enjoy Churros In Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53455","article_id":"4063","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_93103747932151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Wondering what Churro is? In simple terms, Churro is fried dough sprinkled with cinnamon or sugar that can be enjoyed as an anytime snack. This Spain offering has become well-known in Mumbai’s dessert scene as you can witness many restaurants offering a variety of churros speciality. So here’s your go-to list for the best churros in Mumbai.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"186","email":"sneha.lukka@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","imagepath":"142726313555124e9f94d87.jpg","description":"Sneha is a true Mumbai girl, writer, studying law and is someone who believes in living life king size.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"67","tag":"cafe"},{"tag_id":"349","tag":"Churros"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"best-places-to-enjoy-churros-in-mumbai","authorslug":"snehalukka"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4037","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"450","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sarita Vivek","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Budget-Friendly Resorts In Mumbai For The Perfect Relaxing Getaway","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"1","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-28 07:23:03","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Budget Friendly Resorts In Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53256","article_id":"4037","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_62873744871151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Palm Beach Resort","description":"

Palm Beach resort, Manori is one of the best resorts in Mumbai that is ideal to indulge in some relaxing moments in Mumbai city. A fun destination for the entire family, Palm beach resort offers whole loads of fun activities for both kids and adults alike. The serene atmosphere amidst greenery will actually make you leave behind the hustle bustle of the city, while still being in the city. The resort is located in Malad West area of Mumbai, is a known place and pretty easy to find.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"450","email":"Saritavivek@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sarita Vivek","imagepath":"15100319265a014236e19c6.jpg","description":"

 A foodie by heart, a shopaholic by nature, a writer by profession and a mom to a toddler is what defines her. She hates the routine and is always on the lookout for new things to explore. Creative writing gives her a way to explore the adventurous side of life and is just what keeps her going. Her favourite fashion style is ethnic and Indian and she leaves no stone unturned to explore new ways of draping the old.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"344","tag":"reasonable"},{"tag_id":"338","tag":"resorts"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"budget-friendly-resorts-in-mumbai","authorslug":"saritavivek"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4033","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"453","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Akshay Kulkarni","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"10 Places In Mumbai Whose Cupcakes Will Have You Thinking About Them Nonstop","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"21","view_count":"59","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-24 06:07:03","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Cupcake Places In Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53219","article_id":"4033","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_74534572051151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

It’s hard to resist the sight of a warm little cupcake freshly baked out of the oven. Quite literally, considering the yummy flavours and icings that a cupcake is prepared with, you can never get enough of devouring on this sweet little treat. If you’re a Mumbaikar and are looking for the best places to gorge on yummy cupcakes in the city, then here’s a list of places that serve the most irresistible cupcakes!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"453","email":"akshaybmm@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Akshay Kulkarni","imagepath":"15114910155a1785c7955d6.jpg","description":"

Akshay is writer from Mumbai with a sense of having an eye on the broader perspective of things. He is a foodie and sports enthusiast, who indulges in word's play!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"56","tag":"cupcake"},{"tag_id":"285","tag":"desserts"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"174","tag":"Mumbai"},{"tag_id":"245","tag":"Mumbai food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"cupcake-places-in-mumbai","authorslug":"akshaykulkarni"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4022","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"452","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aniket Ruparel","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Hit These 9 Spots In Mumbai For The Most Delicious Dosas","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"12","view_count":"17","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-21 06:51:43","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Dosa Places In Mumbai, Places In Mumbai That Serve Amazing Dosas","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53122","article_id":"4022","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_18884656421151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Dosas <\/em>being one of the most popular dishes across the whole city is enjoyed and relished by all types and age groups of people. With Mumbai being a foodie’s paradise, you can never really run out of options to try out varieties of dosa <\/em>preparations by street vendors, as well as the the biggest of restaurants. From open cheese dosa <\/em>to schezwan dosa <\/em>to even chopsuey dosa<\/em>, you get it all here. Here’s a short guide to the best dosa <\/em>places in Mumbai.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"452","email":"aniruparel@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Aniket Ruparel","imagepath":"15112321395a13928b69666.jpeg","description":"

Aniket Ruparel (Ani ) , 22 years old. Born in India and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. An Artist & serial entrepreneur with love for writing as well as music.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"174","tag":"Mumbai"},{"tag_id":"245","tag":"Mumbai food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"dosa-places-in-mumbai-places-in-mumbai-that-serve-amazing-dosas","authorslug":"aniketruparel"}],"slug":"mumbai"},{"subcategory_id":"32","subcategory_title":"Chennai","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3957","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"13 Food Delivery Services In Chennai That Will Take Care Of Your Cravings Any Time Of The Day","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 19th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-19 07:32:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Food Delivery, Takeaway, Chennai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52557","article_id":"3957","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_16028287938051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

What do you do when you return home after a long day’s work, craving for comfort food, but you’re too tired or lazy to cook? Imagine your friends have suddenly planned to have a party at your place, but you don’t have enough stock of food at home? Fret not! Thankfully, there are a few food delivery services that deliver hot, and fresh food in no time.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you’re in Chennai, here is a list of food delivery services you can count on.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"67","tag":"cafe"},{"tag_id":"211","tag":"Chennai"},{"tag_id":"252","tag":"Chennai Food"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"food-delivery-takeaway-chennai","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3940","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"These 10+ Places In Chennai Are All You Need To Satisfy Your Biryani Cravings","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"41","view_count":"90","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-11 10:19:33","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Biryani, Eateries, Chennai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52399","article_id":"3940","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_20582226177051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Biryani <\/em>is one dish that has occupied a special place in everyone’s heart and plates, too. The food scene in Chennai in rapidly growing with countless number of options emerging - from street food to pizzas to East Asian delicacies. But there is nothing that can beat a plate of piping hot, delicious biryani<\/em>. No matter what style it is prepared in - be it Lucknowi, Hyderabadi, Thalassery or Ambur, this classic dish has time and again proved that it is and will be a favourite of most people. Here we have listed down our pick of some of the best biryani <\/em>places in Chennai. Do try them out!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"211","tag":"Chennai"},{"tag_id":"252","tag":"Chennai Food"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"23","tag":"Indian"}],"brands":0,"slug":"biryani-eateries-chennai","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3818","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Head To The Covelong Point Surf, Music And Yoga Festival 2017, In Kovalam, For All The Excitement","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"41","view_count":"55","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-24 07:59:42","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Covelong Point Surf, Music And Yoga Festival 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51152","article_id":"3818","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_80630151943051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Get ready to soak up the sun on the pristine beaches of Kovalam at this year’s Covelong Point Surf, Music and Yoga Festival. Organised by Arun Vasu of TT Group, Yotam Agam of EarthSync, and fisherman turned surfer Murthy Megavan, the fifth edition will take place from August 25 to 27, 2017, at the Covelong Point Social Surf School in Kovalam village near Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India’s first surfing village in South India.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"211","tag":"Chennai"},{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"},{"tag_id":"3","tag":"Music"},{"tag_id":"87","tag":"sports"},{"tag_id":"196","tag":"Yoga"}],"brands":0,"slug":"covelong-point-surf-music-and-yoga-festival-2017","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3802","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Madras Week 2017: Here's A Chennai-Based Photowalk Group That Celebrates The Spirit Of Madras Through Photographs","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"86","view_count":"223","comment_count":"5","created_on":"Aug 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-21 07:06:54","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Chennai Photowalk, Madras Week 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50967","article_id":"3802","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_49851588923051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"","story_order":"6","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"211","tag":"Chennai"},{"tag_id":"97","tag":"Photography"}],"brands":0,"slug":"chennai-photowalk-madras-week-2017","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3797","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"334","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Akshaya Ramachandran","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"7 Restaurants In Chennai That Serve The Best In Italian Cuisine","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"15","view_count":"28","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-18 06:52:49","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Italian Places In Chennai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50911","article_id":"3797","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_54359798303051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Bella Ciao","description":"

With their indoor and outdoor seating option, you might want to pick the latter for a dinner date. Get seated in the hut-like shacks with lanterns above your head, a plate of delicious Italian food in front of you and with your loved one besides you. Perfect, isn't it?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Must-try dishes: <\/strong>Pasta, Creme Brulee, Bruschettas, Risotto, Caramel Custard<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Address:<\/strong> 4, Shri Krishna Enclave, Kottivakkam, Chennai<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Cost for two (approx.): <\/strong>1,100 \/-<\/p>","story_order":"7","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"334","email":"akshayaraman5@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Akshaya Ramachandran","imagepath":"144652933556384937c2e69.jpeg","description":"

Akshaya Ramachandran is a final year student doing Computer Science and Engineering. She's always wanted to be in one of those groups that makes merry in the air all the time. She's also a passionate writer. She doesn’t confine her writing to a particular field, because she loves to write about anything that impresses her. Music is definitely her cup of tea. Paintings and handicrafts have always captivated her since childhood. Oh! Not to miss out on Manirathnam. This ace director has turned her into a film lover. Um, maybe she confines that love to his films more than other films.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"211","tag":"Chennai"},{"tag_id":"252","tag":"Chennai Food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"italian-places-in-chennai","authorslug":"akshayaramachandran"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3684","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"10 Decor Stores In Chennai For Those Looking To Set Up A Gorgeous Home","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"12","view_count":"21","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-11 10:05:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Decor Stores In Chennai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49777","article_id":"3684","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_00240676679941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

You must have heard this old saying, “Home is not just a place, it’s a feeling.” And we completely agree with this - it’s not just a place that you reside, but is also a place that represents your personality. Who doesn't want their home to be an expression of themself? That said, it’s not just the people, but also the small and big things that make a house, your home - such as the wooden coffee table in the hall, hanging candle holder, pouffe in the bedroom and many more such items.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

So if you are in Chennai, and are planning to decorate your home, then you are at the right place! Here, we have listed down some of our favourite home decor stores (some old, some new) in the city, whose products may find a place in your beautiful home.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"211","tag":"Chennai"},{"tag_id":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"154","tag":"furniture"},{"tag_id":"37","tag":"Home"},{"tag_id":"240","tag":"New Home Decor"}],"brands":0,"slug":"decor-stores-in-chennai","authorslug":"mayurijravi"}],"slug":"chennai"},{"subcategory_id":"35","subcategory_title":"Calcutta","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4066","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"388","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kripa Chowdhury","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"15 Signature Sweets Of These Sweet Shops In Kolkata Are A Must-Try","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"70","view_count":"151","comment_count":"2","created_on":"Dec 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-05 07:17:07","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Must-Try Sweet Shops In Kolkata","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53479","article_id":"4066","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_44170508452151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Only a true Bengali would understand how mishti<\/em> <\/em>(sweet) it feels, to write about mishti<\/em> <\/em>that are existing for generations in the mishti<\/em> <\/em>City of Joy. Simply, today we have handpicked fifteen legendary sweet shops of Kolkata and listed each of their signature sweets that have been a part of Bengali households since decades now.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

From rosogolla<\/em> <\/em>to baked rosogolla<\/em>, you got to try them all when you land in Kolkata next. If you live there, then here is your sweet walk guide that we bet you won’t be able to get over in a day's time. Get set for virtual sweetgasm right now!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"388","email":"kripa.chowdhury@commits.edu.in","created_by_name":"Kripa Chowdhury","imagepath":"1496124910592d0dee41733.jpg","description":"

A true Bengali from heart, this Kolkata girl is presently working as an editor in Namma Bengaluru. She came here three years back for her Masters at Commits and is in love with the fast life of the IT city. Other than office, she spends most of her time in cooking and experimenting new kinds of food. Photography and Bollywood music excites this day dreamer, who wants to travel the world in a single vacation.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/m.facebook.com\/kripa.chowdhury.92","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"193","tag":"Kolkata"},{"tag_id":"351","tag":"sweets"}],"brands":0,"slug":"must-try-sweet-shops-in-kolkata","authorslug":"kripachowdhury"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4097","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"These 5 Places In Kolkata Are Known For Their Delicious Ice Cream Rolls","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"15","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-13 14:04:16","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Places In Kolkata For Delicious Ice Cream Rolls","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53768","article_id":"4097","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_70796372713151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"4. Ice ninja","description":"

The name itself is beckoning! Imagine dragging yourself in the unbearable heat of the humid Kolkata summer, into this wonderful Frigid Zone only to help yourself with frozen goodies. If you are wondering about which flavour to taste first, then go for Dark Knight, Coffee to Go, and what not! Also, they serve brilliant sorbets.<\/p>","story_order":"5","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"250","tag":"Calcutta Food"},{"tag_id":"378","tag":"Ice Cream Rolls"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-places-in-kolkata-for-delicious-ice-cream-rolls","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3862","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"435","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Samhati Bhattacharjya","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"15 Stunning Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata That You Can't Afford To Miss This Year","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"62","view_count":"87","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Sep 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-12 05:50:18","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51580","article_id":"3862","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_87893705915051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Kumartuli Park","description":"

Formed in 1995, the Kumartuli Park Durga Puja is one of the most popular pandals in Kolkata. This puja is a must for all the pandal-hoppers because it takes place in the Kumartuli area where most of the grand Durga idols are handcrafted by professional clay artisans. When it comes to the theme of Kumartuli Park, every year the organisers manage to display every aspect of traditional Indian culture in innovative ways in order to draw huge crowds from different parts of the city.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Location<\/strong>: North Kolkata<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Kumartuli Park Durga Puja is situated just before Bagbazar. The nearest railway station is Sovabazar Metro. It is also close to Sovabazar Launch Ghat.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"435","email":"samhati_b91@hotmail.com","created_by_name":"Samhati Bhattacharjya","imagepath":"1499185184595bc020b1999.jpg","description":"

A Bengali by birth, a journalist by profession, a writer by heart and a dancer by passion, Samhati Bhattacharjya is an alumnus of South Point High School, Kolkata. After completing her graduation in English Honours, she did her Masters in Audio Visual Communication. She loves writing as she finds solace in penning down her thoughts. Samhati loves to explore different genres of writing, from lifestyle to entertainment, from home decor to health. Besides writing, she is a trained Odissi dancer and is extremely passionate about the art form. Adding to this list, she is also interested in photography and filmmaking. In a nutshell, Samhati is a lover of all things creative and happy. She dreams of becoming an entrepreneur someday and living life king size.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"2","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"194","tag":"Calcutta"},{"tag_id":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"}],"brands":0,"slug":"durga-puja-pandals-in-kolkata","authorslug":"samhatibhattacharjya"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3815","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"103","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ishwari Basu","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Here Are All The Reasons For You To Attend Calbunka, The Night Flea Market, This Year","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"421","view_count":"154","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-24 09:53:49","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Calbunka 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51094","article_id":"3815","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_97648097653051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"It\u200b \u200bis\u200b \u200bthe\u200b \u200bfirst\u200b \u200bof\u200b \u200bits\u200b \u200bkind\u200b \u200bmidnight\u200b \u200bflea\u200b \u200bmarket\u200b \u200bin\u200b \u200bCalcutta","description":"

Starting from 7 P.M. and lasting till 2 A.M., you now have a place to listen to good music and chill with your friends till the wee hours of the night. The Stadel has been one of the first hotels in the city to introduce the concept of a night market within a hotel - starting more than a decade back. This year saw the return of the night market with CalBunka - and the city couldn’t be happier!<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"103","email":"ishwari.basu@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ishwari Basu","imagepath":"1418358488548a6ed86e648.jpg","description":"Known as the mad hatter who loves to run after crows, she love animals and lives with three cats. But she intends to break the stereotype about single lonely women who find solace only in their pet animals. Studying sociology at Presidency University, she loves travelling, photography, and food, and hence, her dream job is to be a travel journalist. She loves all kinds of music from jazz to rock to pop to bollywood, and can dance to almost any tune.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"4","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"194","tag":"Calcutta"},{"tag_id":"177","tag":"shopping"}],"brands":0,"slug":"calbunka-2017","authorslug":"ishwaribasu"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3669","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"388","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kripa Chowdhury","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"15 Temples In Kolkata That Will Appeal To The Spiritual And The History Buffs Alike","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"23","view_count":"49","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-06 05:41:47","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Temples In Kolkata","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49583","article_id":"3669","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_90692618139941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Belur Math","description":"

Founded by Swami Vivekananda, Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission located at the Howrah district. After a walk around the 40-acre temple premises, do visit the main mandir to experience the arati.<\/em> The cool breeze of the Ganges will kiss your soul while your ears will echo the chorus anthem performed by the priests of the temple.<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"388","email":"kripa.chowdhury@commits.edu.in","created_by_name":"Kripa Chowdhury","imagepath":"1496124910592d0dee41733.jpg","description":"

A true Bengali from heart, this Kolkata girl is presently working as an editor in Namma Bengaluru. She came here three years back for her Masters at Commits and is in love with the fast life of the IT city. Other than office, she spends most of her time in cooking and experimenting new kinds of food. Photography and Bollywood music excites this day dreamer, who wants to travel the world in a single vacation.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/m.facebook.com\/kripa.chowdhury.92","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"194","tag":"Calcutta"},{"tag_id":"193","tag":"Kolkata"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"temples-in-kolkata","authorslug":"kripachowdhury"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3655","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"103","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ishwari Basu","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Nishit Arora, Founder Smoke Inc, On His Jamsteady Session And The Kolkata Music Scene","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"399","view_count":"853","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-30 06:38:39","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Nishit Arora Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49397","article_id":"3655","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_84748024088941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

So tell us how it all began? What was that one moment when you decided that you would bring something new to the city and start a project like this?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Well, a lot of people don`t know that I was a dancer back in the day and had a dance crew called Mayhem. One thing led to another and I was in this situation where I had to choose between doing shitty work for money or create something of my own. I always wanted to be in performance art and wanted to create something of my own. I started Smoke Inc. (the company) in 2009 out of desperation. There was no good work happening in the city at that time, work that would excite me. So I thought why don’t I try creating some gigs myself. I started Smoke Inc. with the idea to create interesting events that would help me sustain financially and creatively. I was looking for an opportunity to put Calcutta`s indie scene under one umbrella that people could relate to. That one call from Princeton Club in 2012 helped in formulating the idea that is Jamsteady.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"103","email":"ishwari.basu@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ishwari Basu","imagepath":"1418358488548a6ed86e648.jpg","description":"Known as the mad hatter who loves to run after crows, she love animals and lives with three cats. But she intends to break the stereotype about single lonely women who find solace only in their pet animals. Studying sociology at Presidency University, she loves travelling, photography, and food, and hence, her dream job is to be a travel journalist. She loves all kinds of music from jazz to rock to pop to bollywood, and can dance to almost any tune.","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"4","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"194","tag":"Calcutta"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"3","tag":"Music"}],"brands":0,"slug":"nishit-arora-interview","authorslug":"ishwaribasu"}],"slug":"calcutta"},{"subcategory_id":"36","subcategory_title":"Pune","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4094","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Spots In Pune That Are Perfect For A Pre-Wedding Photoshoot","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-13 07:02:09","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Spots In Pune For A Pre-Wedding Photoshoot","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53728","article_id":"4094","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_55061777413151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"3. Historical monuments:","description":"

If you want a dash of history to sparkle your pre-wedding photos, you can choose to get clicked at the Tomb of Salabat Khan II, Fort Vijaydurg and Raigad hill fort. Let history stand evidence to the grand journey of life which you are embarking upon.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"97","tag":"Photography"},{"tag_id":"377","tag":"Pre-Wedding"},{"tag_id":"188","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-spots-in-pune-for-a-pre-wedding-photoshoot","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3649","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"434","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Shikha Bhattacharya","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"11 Home Bakers From Pune Whose Creative Creations Are Absolutely Heavenly","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"231","view_count":"1.1k","comment_count":"9","created_on":"Jul 3rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-03 06:57:12","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Home Bakers From Pune","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49325","article_id":"3649","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_11552371609941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Step back local bakers and confectioners! The stage is set for home bakers in Pune to enchant you with their tastefully decorated and mouthwatering cakes and pastries which will have you licking the icing off your fingers with glee. These ladies, with their delectable customized cakes and cookies, cupcakes and quiches, puddings and pies, are whipping up a storm from their home and hearth, putting a delighted smile on their customers’ face.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"434","email":"shikhabhattacharya.sb@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Shikha Bhattacharya","imagepath":"1498715580595495bc7eff2.jpg","description":"

Wife of a retired Army Officer, Shikha Bhattacharya, is a freelance Content Writer and subject matter expert. She is foodie and a passionate cook and enjoys meeting people and making friends. Reading and writing poems is something she loves doing in her free time.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"286","tag":"baking"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"199","tag":"Pune"},{"tag_id":"253","tag":"Pune Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"home-bakers-from-pune","authorslug":"shikhabhattacharya"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"2929","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"145","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Nirupama Nair","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Monsoon Is The Perfect Excuse To Check Out These Gorgeous Getaways From In And Around Pune","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"29","view_count":"812","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 27th, 2016","published_on":"2016-06-27 07:30:36","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Monsoon Getaways In Pune","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"39587","article_id":"2929","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_59693366088941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Kaas Plateau","description":"

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaas plateau should be on top of your list if you want to witness mother nature in all her glory. It is also known as a ‘Plateau of a Million Flowers’ and is a sight to behold once the rains have swayed their wand over this deccan plateau. Lush greens are dotted with colourful flowers and butterflies to place you in a picture straight out of a fairy tale. Kaas plateau is home to some of the rarely found flowering plants and more gorgeous ones. Needless to say, one of nature’s life cycle can be experienced here in the region with beautiful memories to take back. You could also visit Thoseghar falls which is a sight to behold and is just about 50 kms away from Kaas.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Distance from Pune:<\/strong> About 160 kms<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Recommended for:<\/strong> Flower blossoms<\/p>","story_order":"6","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"145","email":"nirupama.kondayya@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Nirupama Nair","imagepath":"142466464854eaa84883dd5.jpg","description":"A 27 year old who loves to call herself a writer. She's in love with all things old-school- from handwritten letters to romantic movies. Desserts, books (and her husband) are her favourites! Apart from other to-dos, at the brim of her bucket list is to open her own bakery! She recently fell in love with Baileys- the Irish cream drink and wishes for a crazy-fun life, wondering how the combination of Baileys and a Malayalee husband will turn out!","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"2","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"199","tag":"Pune"},{"tag_id":"287","tag":"vacation"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"monsoon-getaways-in-pune","authorslug":"nirupamanair"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"2884","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"These Offbeat Activities In Pune Are Guaranteed To Help You Cope With A Hectic Work Week","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"117","view_count":"2.4k","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 14th, 2016","published_on":"2016-06-14 06:40:49","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fun Activities To Do In Pune","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"38839","article_id":"2884","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_79403366885641.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Set up camp outside city life","description":"

The patch between Pune and Mumbai has a number of locations where people can set up camps and spend some time away from civilization. Lets Camp Out<\/strong> offers services for camping, trekking and other activities with a touch of luxury for all those who want to be close to nature.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Other Camping Organizers In Pune:<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Get Set Camp<\/p>\r\n\r\n

TrekDi<\/p>","story_order":"5","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"303","tag":"adventure"},{"tag_id":"184","tag":"camping"},{"tag_id":"199","tag":"Pune"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fun-activities-to-do-in-pune","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"2767","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"360","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Lavina D","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"15 Eateries In Pune That Will Give You Nostalgia About Your College Days","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"41","view_count":"1.5k","comment_count":"2","created_on":"May 14th, 2016","published_on":"2016-05-14 07:56:41","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Top Pune Eateries","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"37295","article_id":"2767","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_60846402123641.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

A sip of cutting Chai - with a Vada Pav by the side for tea-time. Or maybe a Misal Pav for a budget lunch and a Biryani at George restaurant to splurge a little for dinner. Trying to cram the best delicacies, within the pocket money provided brings back fond memories of college days, doesn't it? <\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Pune is a heady mix of culture, tradition, education - a little of everything. But what makes it distinct is the food. It does not tread behind its distant cousin Mumbai, and holds its head high, when it comes to providing a crazy variety of cuisines at affordable prices.<\/span>No compromise on taste whatsoever.<\/span>The abundance of college 'junta' in Pune does ensure that there are eateries always on the rise to provide unique items at a bargain. However, there are some outlets close to the hearts of (almost) every collegian in Pune.<\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Let's embark on a fond culinary journey starting with Kothrud<\/strong>....<\/span><\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"360","email":"contactlavid@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Lavina D","imagepath":"145492096256b8550223233.jpg","description":"

Lavina uses all her spare time to travel and to blog<\/a>. She has traveled to 10 countries in the last year itself! An engineer by profession, journalism was all she cared about till she was told to get a 2nd degree to pursue it. She now funnels all the creative energy clicking pictures and blogging and is happy traveling when not working or eating weird food around the world which includes crocodiles and wood worms and reading when nothing's on the radar!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"https:\/\/twitter.com\/acapricompass","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"199","tag":"Pune"},{"tag_id":"253","tag":"Pune Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"top-pune-eateries","authorslug":"lavinad"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"2517","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Pune's Top Chefs Share With Us Exclusive Recipes That They Would Use For The Women In Their Lives","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"1k","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Mar 8th, 2016","published_on":"2016-03-08 10:28:30","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Favourite Recipes By Top Pune Chefs","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"34053","article_id":"2517","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_02571781347541.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

As much as men love food, women love food, too. And there is nothing better and exciting (and sometimes nerve-wrecking)<\/span> than cooking for the special woman in your life - be it your mom, sister, wife or daughter. So if you have ever thought of making a delicious meal for the woman in your life, why not do it today? <\/span>These top chefs from Pune reveal the special dishes that they love to make for the woman in their life. Follow their directions and whip up something special.<\/span><\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"280","tag":"first date"},{"tag_id":"199","tag":"Pune"},{"tag_id":"253","tag":"Pune Food"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"favourite-recipes-by-top-pune-chefs","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"}],"slug":"pune"}],"slug":"local"},{"category_id":"11","category_title":"Travel","category_color":"#19d1c8","category_icon":"142061224154acd29126cf6.png","category_order":"7","description":"","subcategories":[{"subcategory_id":"38","subcategory_title":"Destinations","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4099","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Beautiful Churches In India You Must Visit","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-14 08:00:57","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Beautiful Churches Of India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53782","article_id":"4099","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_30266056713151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Velankanni Church, Tamil Nadu","description":"

The Velankanni Church is an exquisite place of worship among Christians. Why? Because it is considered as a place which holds special powers to safeguard you against health-related ailments. Located in a town named Velankanni in Tamil Nadu, the church holds a lovely white setup. You can visit this religious place to offer candles to Mother Mary.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"381","tag":"church"},{"tag_id":"85","tag":"India"},{"tag_id":"382","tag":"must visit"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-beautiful-churches-of-india","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4068","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Beaches In India That Are Perfect To Bring In The New Year","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-06 07:24:22","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"5 Beaches In India That Are Perfect Welcome To 2018","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53505","article_id":"4068","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_97378535452151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Marari, Kerala","description":"

Kerala is tagged as God’s own country due to its pristine beauty and mystical locations. Do not forget to check out rare regions like Marari Beach situated in the Alleppey district. It is basically a sleepy town overflowing with magnificence on all four sides. You can call it a paradisiacal retreat for tourists who are planning to spend their New Year’s Eve in this land. One can stay at the famous Marari Beach Resort, which offers modern day comforts along with several recreational activities planned in a lovely backdrop.<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"356","tag":"2018"},{"tag_id":"187","tag":"beach"},{"tag_id":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"227","tag":"New Year"},{"tag_id":"264","tag":"party"}],"brands":0,"slug":"5-beaches-in-india-that-are-perfect-welcome-to-2018","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3975","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"4 Beaches In Maharashtra That Are Perfect To Head To During The Holiday Season","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 27th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-27 06:29:22","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Beaches Around Maharashtra, Beaches Around Mumbai, Mumbai Beaches","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52730","article_id":"3975","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_67017645809051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Mandwa and Kihim beach","description":"

This is the ideal destination for people who are looking forward to some peace from the daily hustle and bustle. These beaches are located at a distance of just 10 kms from Mumbai (an hour’s ride from ferry). Chaul, a historic place that has remains of Portuguese, Buddhist Caves, the Hamam Khana<\/em>, a church, a temple and a synagogue are some of the other places that surround the Mandwa and Kihim beaches.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The nearest railway station is Pen, situated approximately at a distance of 85 km and the nearest airport is Mumbai, 142 km away from the beach. A ferry is also a convenient option from Mumbai.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"187","tag":"beach"},{"tag_id":"174","tag":"Mumbai"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"beaches-around-maharashtra-beaches-around-mumbai-mumbai-beaches","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3845","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"440","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Escape To These 12 Hill Stations In Uttarakhand For A Refreshing Break","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"13","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 27th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-27 07:20:50","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Hill Stations In Uttarakhand","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52087","article_id":"3845","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_01028756946051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Pauri","description":"

Pauri, the holy city in Gharwal will fill you with a sense of mystery, spiritualities, mythology and natural beauty.<\/p>","story_order":"13","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"440","email":"komal.malhotra@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","imagepath":"150097204159770409f2311.jpg","description":"

Our hyperactive, ever quizzical writer Komal Malhotra takes pleasure in travelling on word. Coming from hardcore International Business, Finance and Management background she recently discovered about her passion to write. Being a compassionate animal lover, she loves to babysit pets of her acquaints while they travel. Komal loves to invest time travelling, micro-blogging, exploring new places in and around city and read about recent development in world of technology, social media, politics, fashion, finance, designing and culinary.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"145","tag":"alternate traveller"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"hill-stations-in-uttarakhand","authorslug":"komalmalhotra"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3882","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"5 Commercial Islands Across The World That Are Fascinating And Gorgeous","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-18 07:36:29","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Commercial Islands Across The World","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51799","article_id":"3882","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_80863859175051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Lanai, Hawaii","description":"

Lawrence Ellison, Oracle billionaire, purchased nearly all of the Hawaiian island of Lanai for a whopping sum of $300 million. He wants to transform 98 per cent of this 141 square miles of Pineapple Island (as it was once considered world’s top supplier of pineapples) into a top-ranking tourist destination. To develop this island as a charging station for electric cars is also in his plan. He proposes to export gourmet produce of this island and create organic wineries as well.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"145","tag":"alternate traveller"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"commercial-islands-across-the-world","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3876","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"5 Places In Bangalore That Are Gorgeous Backdrops For Your Instagram Images","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"25","view_count":"56","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-14 09:02:31","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Places In Bangalore For Photoshoot","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51757","article_id":"3876","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_04053459735051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Social media has a big influence on our day-to-day lives; be it in the form of viral videos, political views, or in this case, envious Instagram clicks! Everybody loves a good Instagram shot - from brightly coloured backdrops to black and white photography, from enviable outfits to delicious food, each image conveys a message and is usually accompanied by a backstory. Bangalore is one such city with a myriad of stories to tell. From ancient British architecture to Bangalore's very own Central Park, here are the best places to head to for beautiful Instagram backdrops!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"11","tag":"Bangalore"},{"tag_id":"289","tag":"instagram"}],"brands":0,"slug":"places-in-bangalore-for-photoshoot","authorslug":"glorymathew"}],"slug":"destinations"},{"subcategory_id":"40","subcategory_title":"Adventure","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3936","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"440","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"If You Enjoy Glamping Then You Will Find This Guide Useful","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"14","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-11 09:20:59","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Guide to Glamping","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52383","article_id":"3936","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_94140597967051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Imagine the serene feeling of sleeping under the stars in the warmth of a bonfire and waking up to the clear blue sky and lush green surroundings. The chirping of birds and the smell of the earth all add to a perfect camping holiday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Travel enthusiasts these days are shifting from the mainstream hotel stay to tree houses, African safari tent, mud house, wood house, or villa to go on a unique hiking, diving, and exploring excursion.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

However, some travel lovers need some added comforts and security along with privacy while camping. Some campers also look for extended services of a butler on call, permanent washrooms, meals prepared by renowned chef, electricity, proper bedding, and other luxurious amenities. This glamorous camping or in short Glamping is the next big thing for luxe holiday planners. To them, Glamping shall be the most suited idea as it will give them a perfect blend of staycation along with an adventure retreat.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

There are many organisations which provide exquisite glamping retreats. One among them is Campper. Campper is an online portal that facilitates safe and secure camping experiences in South India. They offer exclusive and verified campsites at Munnar, Kodaikanal, Wayanad and many such exotic locations in South.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are a few basic tips for you from Campper experts for a sustainable camping experience.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"440","email":"komal.malhotra@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","imagepath":"150097204159770409f2311.jpg","description":"

Our hyperactive, ever quizzical writer Komal Malhotra takes pleasure in travelling on word. Coming from hardcore International Business, Finance and Management background she recently discovered about her passion to write. Being a compassionate animal lover, she loves to babysit pets of her acquaints while they travel. Komal loves to invest time travelling, micro-blogging, exploring new places in and around city and read about recent development in world of technology, social media, politics, fashion, finance, designing and culinary.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"303","tag":"adventure"},{"tag_id":"184","tag":"camping"},{"tag_id":"182","tag":"outdoor"}],"brands":0,"slug":"guide-to-glamping","authorslug":"komalmalhotra"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3776","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"5 Tree Houses In India That Will Transport You Back To The Books You Read As A Child","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"254","view_count":"392","comment_count":"9","created_on":"Aug 10th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-10 06:37:46","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Tree Houses In India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50716","article_id":"3776","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_91333156432051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Admit it, we all have secretly wished for a tree house in our childhood. Who wouldn’t want to live closer to nature? To wake up in a wooden house, surrounded by scenic natural beauty and fresh air, sounds too dreamy to be true, right? Or just lie down on the wooden floor, sip tea and enjoy some me time?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Finding such a peaceful spot in the hustle-bustle of city life is quite difficult, yet not impossible. So, if you are looking for calm vacations to unwind, then we bring you closer to a similar experience with this curated list of excellent and artistic tree houses across the country.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Staycation at the Tree Houses:<\/strong><\/em><\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"303","tag":"adventure"},{"tag_id":"37","tag":"Home"},{"tag_id":"132","tag":"Lifehacks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tree-houses-in-india","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3519","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"10 Trekking Sites Near Bangalore That Offer Challenges And Fun In Equal Measure","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"12","view_count":"21","comment_count":"0","created_on":"May 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-12 07:46:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Trekking Spots Near Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"47887","article_id":"3519","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_20313792754941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Trekking is a fun and a stamina building activity that can be enjoyed as a family or as a team building exercise. Karnataka is blessed with hilly terrains that offer some easy as well as difficult routes to trek. People living in Bangalore are lucky as most of these terrains are just a couple of hours away from the city. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Whether you are a beginner or an expert at this sport, these spots near Bangalore are perfect for anyone who wishes to travel in the wilderness and enjoy the hilly terrains of the neighboring regions. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"115","email":"anirudhsudan@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","imagepath":"1419409904549a79f04e2ea.jpg","description":"

An army brat, this nerd loves to cook and binge watch TV shows. He takes time to open up, helpful by nature and wants to experience everything in life. Trying his hands at writing, wishes to complete the stories he started writing as a teenager someday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read about his funny observations and everyday life lessons on his blog<\/a>. <\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/anirudh.sudan","twitter":"@AniWrote","rating":"1","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":0,"brands":0,"slug":"trekking-spots-near-bangalore","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"1846","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"10 Surf Clubs In India For Those Who Would Like An Adventurous Summer","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"395","view_count":"2k","comment_count":"5","created_on":"Apr 25th, 2017","published_on":"2017-04-25 06:01:16","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Surf Clubs In India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"24891","article_id":"1846","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_20956179903941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

We have grown up watching international shows and movies that depict a surfer's life. With sandy beaches, sun-kissed tans and breathtaking skills when it comes to scaling tides like it's no big deal. What we are not aware of, is that we can experience all this and more in India! With this list, we're going to breakdown nine surf clubs in India, where you can too ride the tides and experience what most surfers experience around the world.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"8","email":"glory@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","imagepath":"150399908259a5346a0a3c2.jpg","description":"

Free spirited, hopes to take the fashion world by storm and loves to binge on ice cream. One look and you would think 'nah she's not feisty'...but beware; she's not afraid to throw a punch. And if you're looking for someone who knows how to tickle your funny bone, then she thinks she's the one; be your own judge for that. But entertainment on her list is top priority. "I don’t bite, you know...unless it’s called for.” - Audrey Hepburn. This does count for her!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/glory.mathew.773","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"303","tag":"adventure"},{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"85","tag":"India"}],"brands":0,"slug":"surf-clubs-in-india","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3434","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"337","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Nisha Khan","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"10 White Water Rafting Places In India That Will Thrill Adventure Seekers","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"25","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Mar 31st, 2017","published_on":"2017-03-31 08:26:43","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"White Water Rafting Places In India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"46835","article_id":"3434","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_41872668490941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Tons River, Garhwal","description":"

The Tons river that flows through the Garhwal is the largest tributary of the Yamuna. It is said to have more water and wrath than the Yamuna itself, therefore it is considered as one of the most challenging white water river rafting expeditions in the country today. The river beside grade III and IV rapids it does have some grade V rapids which are considered the most difficult in India and is not recommended for amateurs rafters.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Best time for rafting: <\/strong>Mid September to Mid June<\/p>","story_order":"7","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"337","email":"nishakhn11@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Nisha Khan","imagepath":"1448355266565425c2e7d79.jpg","description":"

Nisha is a passionate writer, a little more passionate traveler, a total sucker for new trends in fashion, almost a shopaholic, an absolute workaholic. While all this keeps her busy 24X7, she still manages to take some time out to party and celebrate her super-womanhood. Personal motto- live, love, and say it well in good sentences.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"303","tag":"adventure"}],"brands":0,"slug":"white-water-rafting-places-in-india","authorslug":"nishakhan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3381","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"346","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mona Punjabi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"10+ Wildlife Safaris In India That Will Fascinate Every Animal Lover","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"24","view_count":"31","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Mar 3rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-03-03 06:47:52","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Wildlife Safaris, India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"46110","article_id":"3381","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_72315867818841.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Hemis National Park, Ladakh","description":"

If adventurous thrills are your panache, you are going to love this paradisiacal place. High altitudes accompanied by chilly winds and some interesting friends (read Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, and Golden Eagles) for company – what more can one ask for. Dubbed as the ‘Snow Leopard Capital of India’, this natural beauty overlooks the River Indus and is an absolute delight for every photographer.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Safari Bookings:<\/strong> The park has a plethora of activities such as Trekking, Camping and Jeep Safari that you can avail. Numerous trekking routes adorn the park and are open for public usage during the summer months. Battling it out on the rugged roads is by far the best way to experience the park and its natural beauty. Alternatively, you can also surround yourself in the lap of nature by choosing to spend a night or two doing some camping in the park area. Sit by the bonfire feeling the cool breeze and counting the stars on a clear, pleasant night. Up, close and personal with Mother Nature, isn’t it great?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Best Time To Visit:<\/strong> May to September<\/p>","story_order":"5","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"346","email":"mona.punjabi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mona Punjabi","imagepath":"14496360035667b0a3af8d0.jpg","description":"

The wordsmith- A Sindhi-Punjabi by birth, a Tamilian by marriage, a project manager and education counselor by profession, a writer by heart and passion. These four phrases describe her best! Writing is her true calling, she loves to write and write to love! Amidst project deliveries, excel sheet and power point presentations; she manages to touch the chords of her heart and mind through her writing and reading the writings of her favorite authors. As days fly by, you will find her writing on various genres, from lifestyle, to restaurant reviews, to review on outdoor trips, to business management articles, to hard-core online educational courses. Add to this list some photography and travelling and exploring the world.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"303","tag":"adventure"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"wildlife-safaris-india","authorslug":"monapunjabi"}],"slug":"adventure"},{"subcategory_id":"39","subcategory_title":"Weekend Getaways","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3926","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"352","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Georgina Doray","title":"For A Quick Weekend Getaway With Your Family And Furry Friends, Head To The Hideaway Resort","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"0","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 10th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-10 07:17:42","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"hideaway, weekend getaway","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52270","article_id":"3926","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_17162317817051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

We all know the difficulty in finding accommodation when traveling with our furry friends.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The Hideaway nestled in the Hidden Valley around Hosur is the ideal retreat spot for a short but much-needed trip to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. What makes things more exciting is that this farmhouse resort is a pet-friendly place that welcomes all pet members as equals. Here are more reasons why we think this place is the ideal spot for a family get-together this weekend.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"145","tag":"alternate traveller"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"hideaway-weekend-getaway","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3964","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"439","modified_by":"430","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Parul Kainth","modified_by_name":"Georgina Doray","title":"10 Places In Dehradun That Never Fails To Fascinate Every Visitor","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"59","view_count":"46","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-24 08:27:07","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Dehradun, weekend getaway, travel","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52629","article_id":"3964","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_51339298288051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Dehradun is a small pleasant valley known for its greenery, breathtaking beauty and mesmerizing weather. It is one place that everyone thinks of visiting once. If you are planning to visit this place then here is a list of few places that is worth visiting.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"439","email":"parulkainth1@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Parul Kainth","imagepath":"15008876955975ba8f8b602.jpg","description":"

A writer and filmmaker by profession. Student of English Literature. Loves challenges. An ambivert and a Bullet lover. A keen observer and a great listener. Parul loves interacting and meeting new people. Always the one to push herself out of her comfort zone. A proud Doonite!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"dehradun-weekend-getaway-travel","authorslug":"parulkainth"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3883","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"443","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Tanusri Chakraborty","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"7 Weekend Getaways From Delhi That Are Perfect For Those Who Need A Break","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"48","view_count":"88","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-18 07:30:59","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Delhi, Weekend Getaways From Delhi, Weekend Vacations","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51806","article_id":"3883","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_71988878175051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Lansdowne \u2013Silence of the Mountains","description":"

A quiet hill station known for its heavenly beauty, oak and pine cover, aesthetic air and Garhwal Rifles Cantonment. The soft golden rays of the sun touch down upon Lansdowne with a hint of wintery cold air from the snow filled mountains in autumn. The colonial charm of the place and eco-friendly tourism is capable of rejuvenating the mind and soul. Lansdowne is clean, peaceful and picturesque. A visit to St. John’s Church, boating at manmade BhullaTaal and trekking to Tip n Top becomes a part of the itinerary for the visitors.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Traveler Tip<\/strong>: The grandeur of Durgotsav is not only at CR Park in Delhi but also here in Lansdowne and should never be missed. Foreigners are not allowed for an overnight stay in the Cantonment Area<\/p>","story_order":"5","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"443","email":"sidhi@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Tanusri Chakraborty","imagepath":"150485238859b239a44ed4f.jpg","description":"

Simple, fun loving and friendly are words that describe her best. She is a Bengali by tongue, a Tamilian by birth, an Operations Personnel by profession and a writer by passion! She loves singing and partying with friends. She likes to explore new places with her family. A Daddy's Girl at heart, her writing skills are definitely taken from him!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/tanusri.chakraborty.3?fref=ts","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"145","tag":"alternate traveller"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"delhi-weekend-getaways-from-delhi-weekend-vacations","authorslug":"tanusrichakraborty"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3847","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Take This Road Trip To Mekedatu And Sangam And Come Back Completely Rejuvenated","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-06 11:03:52","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"weekend getaway, Mekedatu And Sangam","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51441","article_id":"3847","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_51934528264051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Mekedatu is a spectacular rocky terrain located along river Cauvery in Kanakapura Taluk in the Ramanagar district of Karnataka. True to its name, Sangama is the junction of two rivers – Arkavathi and Cauvery.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Mekedatu, which means 'goat's leap' in Kannada, takes it name from an incident accounted by herdsmen eons ago. It is believed that a tiger preyed on a goat, and in a desperate attempt to save its life, the goat lunged from one side of the pass onto the other. The tiger abandoned the chase at that point in fear of falling into the raging river below. However, over the years, the erosion caused by the river Cauvery has widened the point from where the goat leaped.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

According to Hindu mythology, the goat (Meke<\/em>) is believed to be Lord Shiva in disguise. It is said that at the brink of both of the rocky precipices, one can find impressions that resemble goats' hooves, though several times larger. This incident is revered as it is highly unlikely for a goat to successfully make the jump, as well as have its hooves create a dent on hard rocks.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 We recently visited Mekedatu and Sangam and here is our take on the place.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"111","tag":"Activity"},{"tag_id":"183","tag":"trek"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"weekend-getaway-mekedatu-and-sangam","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3513","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"346","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mona Punjabi","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"10 Weekend Getaways In India That Your Mom And You Will Love To Plan","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"12","view_count":"21","comment_count":"0","created_on":"May 10th, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-10 05:56:58","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Weekend Getaways In India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"47825","article_id":"3513","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_77297535934941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

An epitome of affection, warmth, maturity and undying love, she surely deserves a lot from us. Our busy schedule refrains us from doing any worthwhile for her, so this Mother’s Day,<\/a> let’s make up for all our countless arguments and most importantly, all our absences when she needed us the most!<\/a><\/p>\r\n\r\n

There are few places weekend getaways in and around India you and your mother can visit.   <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"346","email":"mona.punjabi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mona Punjabi","imagepath":"14496360035667b0a3af8d0.jpg","description":"

The wordsmith- A Sindhi-Punjabi by birth, a Tamilian by marriage, a project manager and education counselor by profession, a writer by heart and passion. These four phrases describe her best! Writing is her true calling, she loves to write and write to love! Amidst project deliveries, excel sheet and power point presentations; she manages to touch the chords of her heart and mind through her writing and reading the writings of her favorite authors. As days fly by, you will find her writing on various genres, from lifestyle, to restaurant reviews, to review on outdoor trips, to business management articles, to hard-core online educational courses. Add to this list some photography and travelling and exploring the world.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"174","tag":"Mumbai"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"weekend-getaways-in-india","authorslug":"monapunjabi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3406","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"276","modified_by":"37","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","modified_by_name":"Rashmi Adukoorie","title":"10 Places In Karnataka That Are Perfect For History Buffs To Head To","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"21","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Mar 10th, 2017","published_on":"2017-03-10 10:53:55","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Historical Places In Karnataka, Monuments In Karnataka","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"46495","article_id":"3406","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_58345162419841.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Gol Gumbaz","description":"

The mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah is located in Bijapur, Karnataka. The Gol Gumbaz is an excellent example of Indo-Islamic style of architecture. The Gumbaz is also known for its unique acoustics. It was constructed in the year 1626 AD.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

At a height of 33.22 m from the floor of the hall, projects a 3.25 m wide gallery, around the inner periphery of the dome. This gallery is called the ‘Whispering Gallery’ because even the finest whisper or any sound made in it is heard from all sides. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Must-see: <\/strong>The Whispering Gallery<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How to get there: <\/strong>The nearest airport is in the town of Belgaum which is 205 KM from Bijapur. It is well-connected to Bangalore. An overnight journey in bus or car takes you to this monument. There are about 10 weekly trains to Bijapur from Bengaluru and Pune respectively.<\/p>","story_order":"10","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"276","email":"white.lily134@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","imagepath":"1435310887558d1b270179b.jpg","description":"

Lily Dechamma is a trained dancer, an animal lover, and an avid traveler. A writer by passion, she spends most of her free time doodling, reading, planning her next trip or on Instagram. She loves exploring new places and has 4 cats and 1 dog and they all live in harmony.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"4","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"11","tag":"Bangalore"},{"tag_id":"171","tag":"History"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"historical-places-in-karnataka-monuments-in-karnataka","authorslug":"lilydechamma"}],"slug":"weekend-getaways"},{"subcategory_id":"41","subcategory_title":"Travel Tips","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4023","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"7+ Offbeat Activities In Delhi To Indulge In, If You Are In The Mood To De-Stress","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-21 09:23:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Offbeat Activities In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53143","article_id":"4023","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_41867945521151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Local Market Place","description":"

The Sarojini Nagar and Janpath are the cheapest places to buy any kind of products.<\/p>","story_order":"11","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"111","tag":"Activity"},{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"}],"brands":0,"slug":"offbeat-activities-in-delhi","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3986","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Ditch Those Hotels For These 15 Airbnbs In India For An Equally Comfortable And Luxurious Stay","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"37","view_count":"48","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 2nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-02 06:50:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Airbnbs In India, Indian Airbnbs, Airbnbs In North India, Airbnbs In South India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52818","article_id":"3986","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_43714274069051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Utish-Jilling Terraces - Nainital","description":"

Surrounded by untouched forests, this 100-acre property is a couple of hours away from Nainital. An 80-year-old house, it offers amazing views of the Nanda Devi (Himalaya range), the second highest mountain in India. You will find elements of wood in various parts of the property made using the local Alder tree. Done in shades of indigo the majestic cottage is perfect for a small family vacation amidst nature’s beauty.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Price per night: <\/strong>Rs.4, 600 per head for a group of four.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"295","tag":"Hotels"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"},{"tag_id":"287","tag":"vacation"}],"brands":0,"slug":"airbnbs-in-india-indian-airbnbs-airbnbs-in-north-india-airbnbs-in-south-india","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3931","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"445","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Timmy Grover","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"9 Eateries In Shimla That Are Loved By Tourists And Locals Alike","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"139","view_count":"222","comment_count":"5","created_on":"Oct 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-09 09:27:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Eateries In Shimla, Cafes In Shimla, Restaurants In Shimla, Shimla Cafes And Restaurants","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52316","article_id":"3931","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_69124690457051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Caf\u00e9 Simla Times","description":"

It is named after the first newspaper publication of the town - The Simla Times. The interior (the walls and ceiling) is filled with black and white sketches of Shimla is a must-visit spot over the weekends, as a local band plays live music. The cafe offers Italian, Mexican, Lebanese, North Indian, Chinese, and Thai cuisines which are all excellent and authentic. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

The restaurant has open-air seating and a lounge where you can enjoy the cool breeze in the summer or sit inside when it gets chilly, and both the facilities are beautiful. They serve interesting smoothies, mocktails, cocktails, alcohol and chilled beer! The holistic experience this café offers is quite unique to Shimla, and is reason enough for a visit.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Must-have dishes:<\/strong> Wood fired pizzas, smoothies, and cocktails<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Address:<\/strong> The Mall Road Shimla | Adjacent to Hotel Willow Banks, Near Tourism Lift, Shimla<\/p>","story_order":"10","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"445","email":"grovertimmy@yahoo.co.in","created_by_name":"Timmy Grover","imagepath":"150547398759bbb5c33b0df.jpg","description":"

Timmy Grover is predominantly a mountain lover ....and now in her mid life she realises that the mountain is that has moulded her and it is that is what defines her. Her love for Sufiism and photography often takes her to the darghas of Old and New Delhi to just soak in the essence of music or just sink into the silence of the shrines and ofcourse to photograph them too.. Her needs are few, not an overtly social person. She derives her happiness and fulfillment from walking, reading,exploring ,listening to music, photography and gazing at nature. The epitome of joy for her is drinking a cup of tea sitting in the midst of the mountains, gazing at nature and just experiencing the seasons going by. Her dream is to retire back to where she was born.She took a sabbatical from her career of 25 years to be around for her son as he prepared for his CBSE XII Board Exams . She also made use of that time to set up a small online business of art and artifacts which has been a huge learning curve for her. Each artifact she sources is a tool of knowledge for her as she has learnt to recognise which part of the world it is from and what its age and significance are which adds charm to this newly found avenue of hers. She calls it Noor.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"eateries-in-shimla-cafes-in-shimla-restaurants-in-shimla-shimla-cafes-and-restaurants","authorslug":"timmygrover"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3911","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"410","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"10 Places And Activities For Every Explorer Travelling To South-Goa","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"24","view_count":"60","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 27th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-27 09:23:11","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Places To Visit In South Goa","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52095","article_id":"3911","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_90921453056051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Pub Hopping at Edge \u2013 Alila Diwa","description":"

Goa is known to have some of the best local alcohol drinks and also hosts the best drink mixes. Located in Majorda, the pub is known to have a fantastic ambience with local goan fennies that is a must-have. From delicious food and yummy drinks by the pool-side, one is definitely in for spending hours at Alila. South Goa also has various other pubs and lounges that serve unique drinks and different kinds of cuisines that cater to a wide category of food lovers.<\/p>","story_order":"7","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"410","email":"kirtiypanchal@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","imagepath":"14978555395947763352d32.jpg","description":"

Kirti is an avid traveller & writer who is hoping to write a book one day. She is a media geek by profession and is a strong believer of Love, Faith & Hope. She is a scorpion at heart, who loves socialising and is a proud mother to an adorable Beagle puppy named Romeo!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/kirti.panchal.94","twitter":"@KirtiYPanchal","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"145","tag":"alternate traveller"},{"tag_id":"265","tag":"goa"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"places-to-visit-in-south-goa","authorslug":"kirtipanchal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3806","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"410","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Claudia Tavani On Her Exciting Life As A Travel Blogger","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"10","view_count":"25","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 22nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-22 09:17:47","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Claudia Tavani Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51014","article_id":"3806","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_88694092933051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Tell us a little about yourself, your interests and what made you choose travelling as a profession?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

I didn’t actually choose travel as a profession: it just happened! I used to work as an academic in the field of international human rights law, with a strong focus on culture and cultural identity as human rights. Because of my job, I was obviously interested in other cultures, other people. Travelling was a great way to learn more about them – until one day I understood that through a blog, I could deliver my message much more than through scientific publications.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"410","email":"kirtiypanchal@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","imagepath":"14978555395947763352d32.jpg","description":"

Kirti is an avid traveller & writer who is hoping to write a book one day. She is a media geek by profession and is a strong believer of Love, Faith & Hope. She is a scorpion at heart, who loves socialising and is a proud mother to an adorable Beagle puppy named Romeo!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/kirti.panchal.94","twitter":"@KirtiYPanchal","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"145","tag":"alternate traveller"},{"tag_id":"283","tag":"blogger"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"claudia-tavani-interview","authorslug":"kirtipanchal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3792","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"11 Historic Places In India That Look Just As Magnificent In The Monsoons","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"14","view_count":"26","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 17th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-17 06:06:27","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Top Historical Places In India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50869","article_id":"3792","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_84851139492051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Gadsisar Lake - Jaisalmer","description":"

How would enjoying a boat ride in the middle of a desert feel? No, its not a mirage but the Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer is surely going to appear like a miracle. Built by the founder of the city Jaisalmer, Maharwal Gadsi Singh, this reservoir is decorated by a necklace of temples. On the bank of Gadsisar Lake one can see a gateway made of yellow sand stones known by the name of Tilon Ki Pol<\/em>. One can enjoy a calm and soothing boat ride on this lake. If a traveler wants to enjoy bird watching on their tour to Jaisalmer, then Gadsisar Lake is the right place to be. Visit the Lake during sunset and feast your eyes on the rippled view of the monuments on the surface of the lake.<\/p>","story_order":"11","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"top-historical-places-in-india","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"}],"slug":"travel-tips"}],"slug":"travel"},{"category_id":"5","category_title":"Mixed Bag","category_color":"#9e75b7","category_icon":"140412496953b13f299d472.png","category_order":"8","description":"","subcategories":[{"subcategory_id":"18","subcategory_title":"Lifehacks","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"4093","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"449","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 De-Stress Mantras For Modern Women","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"12","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-12 11:42:37","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"De-Stress Mantras For Modern Women","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53720","article_id":"4093","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_85785608703151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"2. Meditation","description":"

If walking is not your cup of tea, then breathe! Literally. Just sit on the grass, allow it to cool you down, breathe in the fresh morning air, and let it fill up your lungs. Long, slow breathing exercises help expand your lungs, which in turn help you take in more oxygen. This oxygen helps you relax all your tightened muscles and improve metabolism. As a result, you will be feeling energetic all day long coupled with a glowing skin!<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"449","email":"aditi.syal@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Aditi Syal","imagepath":"15100315625a0140cad48c1.jpg","description":"

Aditi is a writer cum entrepreneur who is on a mission to make content accessible to its enthusiasts in all forms - text, audio, video and graphics. As a 25-year-old thought leader with sharp skills in Digital Marketing, Literature and Media, Aditi is one of the youngest brats in India to make a mark in the industry while standing amongst leading startup pioneers. Ultimately, she can be defined in 5 words - Artist, Athlete, Leo, Globetrotter, Networker<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"376","tag":"De Stress"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"de-stress-mantras-for-modern-women","authorslug":"aditisyal"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4091","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"6 Easy Tips To Start Your Own Blog","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-12 09:56:50","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Tips To Start Your Own Blog","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53703","article_id":"4091","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_25909102703151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"1. Decide What Kind Of Blog You Want To Start","description":"

Your blog is going to be your creative niche and that is why, please choose the subject of the blog wisely. Try blogging about something you enjoy so that it never feels like work.<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"375","tag":"Blog"},{"tag_id":"283","tag":"blogger"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tips-to-start-your-own-blog","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4088","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"457","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"Get Ready To Kickstart Your Career With Location Independent Jobs - Career Options For Women","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-11 12:45:56","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Location Independent Jobs - Career Options For Women","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53668","article_id":"4088","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_66708788892151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Ladies, if you thought a desk job was the primary way to earn sustainable income; it’s only half the story. Ever thought you wanted to end your relationship with a monotonous work life? You can easily cut ties with the old ball and chain of reporting to the office every day, running the rat race of promotions while your personal and social life is hanging by the thread, faking ill health to enjoy a day of lazing around and extra hours of slavery for salary hikes. To top it off, you are a woman and destined to juggle many balls at a time! Take a deep breath and give this “drifting desk work-life” a profound thought. Being able to make money while travelling or amidst the luxury of your home is feasible. Working remotely is something that lets you have the cake and eat it too. Here are some career options to help you get started with.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"457","email":"naikgreeshma@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Greeshma Naik","imagepath":"15118580095a1d1f59c6de7.jpg","description":"

Heady, hearty and a compelling food connoisseur is all that describes Greeshma in a nutshell. While her lucrative past dwells in the IT industry as a QA Analyst for 8 years, she found her two true loves much later – a loving better half and full-time content writing, which now keep her busy throughout. Besides being irreversibly addicted to desserts; she is an avid traveller & dreams of, someday, voyaging round the globe in a suitcase and stapled bunch of passports.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"371","tag":"career"},{"tag_id":"370","tag":"jobs"},{"tag_id":"203","tag":"Women Empowerment"}],"brands":0,"slug":"location-independent-jobs-career-options-for-women","authorslug":"greeshmanaik"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4073","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"5 Tips For Moving-In With Your Boyfriend Without Going Nuts","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"2","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-07 07:02:04","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Tips For Moving-In With Your Boyfriend","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53544","article_id":"4073","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_24646663552151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Moving in with your boyfriend is a big step! But don’t let the happiness make you take stupid steps for which you suffer later. By following few simple tips and tricks you can actually move in and stay with your partner happily without making it feel like you have only compromised and adjusted. The main idea is to set a way of living which will suit both you and your partner, keeping in mind the preference and need of both of you.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Let’s check out these rules.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"357","tag":"boyfriend"},{"tag_id":"358","tag":"move in"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tips-for-moving-in-with-your-boyfriend","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4071","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"461","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"6 First Date Hacks That Every Woman Should Know About","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-06 08:00:08","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"First Date Hacks That Every Woman Should Know","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53528","article_id":"4071","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_46084395942151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

There is never a second chance to make a first impression, especially when it comes to going on a first date with the guy you have been admiring for a long time. Dating is a lot of fun but at the same time, it becomes important to keep a few things in mind before going out with the man you wanted to since you laid eyes on him. First date jitters are real and not easy to settle. You never know what is about to happen, how the person is and what the relationship turns into. It can be an awkward, lovely or a horrible experience, so you should be fully prepared not just in looks but mentally as well. You do not want your first date to be a horror story when you are looking for love and try to make it as breezy as it can be. Here are a few first-hand tips to be just flawless on your first date with the man of your dreams!<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"461","email":"himanshi.koli27@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Himanshi Koli","imagepath":"15124038345a25737af0aee.jpg","description":"

As a final year student in Delhi University, Himanshi is letting her creative side be explored with the help of her writing after her proficient works in oil paintings. Having worked in the digital and content marketing sphere for a significant time, Himanshi wants to pursue her career in Brand Management & Marketing. Being a passionate artist, an experimental writer and a complete shopaholic, her motto is to live in a world filled with creative propositions, beautiful expeditions and simple living that comes bundled with dark chocolates and cookies.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/profile.php?id=100003970705431","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"353","tag":"Date"},{"tag_id":"280","tag":"first date"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"first-date-hacks-that-every-woman-should-know","authorslug":"himanshikoli"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"4061","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"455","modified_by":"454","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","modified_by_name":"Shashank Sagar","title":"6 Effective Dating Tips for Single Mothers","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Dec 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-12-04 06:26:37","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Effective Dating Tips for Single Mom","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"53438","article_id":"4061","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_05753065132151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

You must have heard people saying it’s a rough world out there, especially for single moms. Well, not really! Dating for single mothers is all about few tips and tricks which will get you back in the dating game before you know it. After knowing these simple yet effective dating tips, you will be all set to conquer the world of men, in no time.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

It is hard for single moms to go out and meet new people, let alone dating, after having a full-time job and taking care of their little ones. But it’s not impossible. You just have to get your confidence back and gather the courage. Just follow these to get dates and have a wonderful social life back, in a tick.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"455","email":"mazumder.raga08@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Ananya Mazumder","imagepath":"15118547435a1d12970ade8.jpg","description":"

A simple girl who dreams big! Would love to have a life out of the ordinary for a change! A voracious reader and traveller, I love swimming as well as treating my taste buds with mouthwatering dishes. Absolutely love pets, especially dogs and feel that with them in your life, nothing can go wrong, trust me!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Live by the quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” \u2015 Mae West.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/ananya.mazumder.184","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"216","tag":"dating"},{"tag_id":"346","tag":"single mom"}],"brands":0,"slug":"effective-dating-tips-for-single-mom","authorslug":"ananyamazumder"}],"slug":"lifehacks"},{"subcategory_id":"25","subcategory_title":"Sports","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3728","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"439","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Parul Kainth","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Motocross Racer, Shardul Sharma, On Chasing His Passion, Always","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"296","view_count":"530","comment_count":"7","created_on":"Jul 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-28 06:34:20","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Shardul Sharma","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50247","article_id":"3728","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_28743892221051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Races and Rallies have been a part of India for quite some time but they haven't received the limelight they deserve. Your thoughts on this?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Our India is really incredible! But the only thing is people here usually take up the usual sports which are welcomed by the society. Everyone wants to play cricket here because the sources are easily available and everyone knows about it. Not everyone can get up and say I want to race. For this thing you need proper mental and physical training, proper resources and bikes. This is the reason motorsport is not that much celebrated here. It is one of the most expensive sports in the world. Without money it becomes very difficult. Since our government does not provide proper help, it becomes very difficult for passionate people to do it on their own.<\/p>","story_order":"6","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"439","email":"parulkainth1@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Parul Kainth","imagepath":"15008876955975ba8f8b602.jpg","description":"

A writer and filmmaker by profession. Student of English Literature. Loves challenges. An ambivert and a Bullet lover. A keen observer and a great listener. Parul loves interacting and meeting new people. Always the one to push herself out of her comfort zone. A proud Doonite!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"87","tag":"sports"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-shardul-sharma","authorslug":"parulkainth"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3849","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"3 Sportswomen In India That Need To Be Celebrated For Their Humongous Achievements","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-06 06:31:53","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Sportswomen In India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51464","article_id":"3849","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_45350768764051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Shweta Choudhary \u2013 Shooter","description":"

Sharing her emotional and motivational story with us, Shweta recalls about how her friends and family became her sole motivation. Despite the financial crunch, she told us about how her father patched up used targets in the night so that next day she could use them as fresh ones.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The real picture of the sports industry is disheartening where only top players are considered but sports stars like Shweta are there to walk against all odds. She won the silver medal in The 2002 Commonwealth Games, and immediately after got married, but that didn't stop her. Shweta participated and won two medals at the International Tournament in Egypt while her husband took care of their child, making it easier for Shweta to focus her energy on the sport.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Being a sports enthusiast and a mother, Shweta feels responsible both towards her passion and family and is happy to strike a balance between both. Her message to all sports lovers is “winning is important but values of true sportsmanship, fair play and discipline are more important as it will not only make you a winner but a legend too!”                     <\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"},{"tag_id":"203","tag":"Women Empowerment"}],"brands":0,"slug":"sportswomen-in-india","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3831","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"439","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Parul Kainth","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Chat In The Cafe With India's Award Winning Bodybuilder, Bhumika Sharma On Her Inspirational Career","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"15","view_count":"20","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-29 07:37:47","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Bhumika Sharma Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51275","article_id":"3831","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_85875702993051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

What made you choose this profession?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

This sport is totally different from any other sport like football, cricket, badminton, you name it. This is a kind of sport where one has to invest all the time, energy and money in themselves. One has to play with the chemistry of their body and mould it in order to get the best result. Also, it is tougher from any other game out there. I always wanted to set an example in the society that girls are just not meant for some sort of usual sport and wanted to do something different. Hence I chose this profession.<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"439","email":"parulkainth1@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Parul Kainth","imagepath":"15008876955975ba8f8b602.jpg","description":"

A writer and filmmaker by profession. Student of English Literature. Loves challenges. An ambivert and a Bullet lover. A keen observer and a great listener. Parul loves interacting and meeting new people. Always the one to push herself out of her comfort zone. A proud Doonite!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"87","tag":"sports"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"bhumika-sharma-interview","authorslug":"parulkainth"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3772","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"440","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"These 5 Women Find Their Adrenalin Rush By Living Life In The Fast Lane","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"924","view_count":"1.5k","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-09 06:37:50","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Women Bikers From India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50696","article_id":"3772","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_16023540622051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Acceleration is euphoria to some. To accelerate is not to speed but is more about taking multiple controls at the same time. Doing the mental calculation of speed, distance and time <\/a>while keeping the side mirrors, rear view mirror, speed brake and acceleration in parallel control. Shifting gears is no rocket science to them but a matter of happiness. We bring you women from all age groups and walks of life with their machine on wheels and their stories to encourage you to take more control.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"440","email":"komal.malhotra@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","imagepath":"150097204159770409f2311.jpg","description":"

Our hyperactive, ever quizzical writer Komal Malhotra takes pleasure in travelling on word. Coming from hardcore International Business, Finance and Management background she recently discovered about her passion to write. Being a compassionate animal lover, she loves to babysit pets of her acquaints while they travel. Komal loves to invest time travelling, micro-blogging, exploring new places in and around city and read about recent development in world of technology, social media, politics, fashion, finance, designing and culinary.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"274","tag":"Biking"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"},{"tag_id":"203","tag":"Women Empowerment"}],"brands":0,"slug":"women-bikers-from-india","authorslug":"komalmalhotra"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3722","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"354","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Kothandapani K C, Founder Of PaceMakers, On How One Can Become A Runner For Life","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"1","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-24 06:51:45","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview with Kothandapani K C, Founder Of PaceMakers","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50163","article_id":"3722","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_34600596780051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

When Coach Kothandapani K C discovered running during his military training, he took an oath that he would take up running seriously and represent the Air Force, which he eventually did. During his 21 years in the Indian Air Force he took part in various middle distance running competitions such as the 800m, 1500m, 3000m steeplechase, 5000m and 10000m, at the Air Force Athletics Championship and even won them, after which he went on to take part in the Cross Country Events and represented Air Force at the Inter-Services Cross Country Championship as well. He gradually transitioned into long distance running, and before he retired from the Air Force in 1998, he had to his credit a sub 3-hour finish running 42.195 kms – which is the Marathon. What he didn’t know is how much this interest would positively impact him and the future of many runners. Today, the 60-year-old is a certified personal trainer, and also the chief coach of PaceMakers, which is a running group of long distance runners – ranging from beginners to experienced.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

He talks to us about his experience as a professional runner, how PaceMakers came into being, and his transition into coaching. Coach Pani also shares some tips on how to train for a marathon, diet and exercise a runner should follow, treadmill running vs. running outside, and more.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"354","email":"mayuri.jravi@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mayuri J Ravi","imagepath":"1453267125569f18b5db533.jpeg","description":"

A daydreamer, tea addict and nutella lover! She has studied Visual Communication and worked as a journalist. She loves to read, dance, and spends most of her time on Facebook. Besides writing, she is passionate about cooking, and dreams of running a restaurant someday.<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/mjravi","twitter":"","rating":"3","favourite":"3","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"126","tag":"marathon"},{"tag_id":"125","tag":"running"},{"tag_id":"87","tag":"sports"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-kothandapani-k-c-founder-of-pacemakers","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3617","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"411","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Reema Patnaik","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"10 Families Who Are Deeply Into Sports Tell Us About Their Way Of Life","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"282","view_count":"793","comment_count":"3","created_on":"Jun 19th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-19 07:01:38","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Sports family","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48996","article_id":"3617","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_34034814587941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

As of late, sports has taken on a new meaning for various families. These days parents and kids give more importance to playing a certain sport, rather than lazing around and watching television. This is good because sports helps children develop physical skills, it teaches them to play in a team and to play fair. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are ten families who are very much into sports. They give us suggestions on how to get your entire family involved sports or other games. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"411","email":"happyhours.bbsr@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Reema Patnaik","imagepath":"147288231057ca66869e462.jpg","description":"

Reema Patnaik has done her majors in psychology and masters in tourism. She has been teaching kindergarten children for almost 13 years. But now she has taken a break to try and pursue her dreams. At the moment she is a swimming coach - something that she loves doing.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"172","tag":"games"},{"tag_id":"87","tag":"sports"}],"brands":0,"slug":"sports-family","authorslug":"reemapatnaik"}],"slug":"sports"},{"subcategory_id":"24","subcategory_title":"Pets","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3995","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Here Are 9 Tips To Keep In Mind While Caring For Your Pets This Winter","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"16","view_count":"30","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Nov 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-11-07 08:41:06","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Tips To Take Care Of Pets During Winters, Pet Care Tips, Winter Tips For Pet Care","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52899","article_id":"3995","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_07631083400151.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Comfortable bedding","description":"

In addition to limiting your dog’s time outdoors on cold days, don’t let your pooch sleep on a cold floor either, as prolonged contact to the cold floor can make them sick. Warm blankets can create a snug environment, whereas raised beds can keep your dog off of cold tiles or concrete. You can easily improvise a platform with a sheet of hardboard resting on some books or bricks. A custom-made bed with cushions, blankets, and old clothing make for good and warm bedding.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Beddings and mattresses for pets come in various shapes and sizes. Get one and see how your pet loves snuggling up on it. Also, place the bedding in a warm area - preferably where he sleeps everyday so that he doesn't feel unfamiliar.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

Mitali is a passionate reader and writer, fashion obsessed and a complete shopaholic! After completing her graduation in fashion designing, she let the creative side in her explore more and let jewellery designing be a part of her life and career. A complete movie-buff and a dog lover by heart and soul, her motto is to live each day as it comes!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"31","tag":"Animals"},{"tag_id":"51","tag":"Cats"},{"tag_id":"43","tag":"Dog"},{"tag_id":"42","tag":"Pets"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tips-to-take-care-of-pets-during-winters-pet-care-tips-winter-tips-for-pet-care","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3955","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"430","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Georgina Doray","title":"Here Are 10 Simple Tips To Ensure A Pet-Friendly Diwali","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 17th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-17 07:48:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Pet-Friendly Diwali","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52545","article_id":"3955","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_16275953228051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

An open letter,<\/p>\r\n\r\n

We the animal lovers at Polka Cafe, take a stand. We are the voice for those that can’t speak for themselves, our humble four-legged friends. Diwali is just around the corner, a celebration extended to all members of the family. In merriment to such a joyous occasion let it not be at the expense of our furry friends.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"31","tag":"Animals"},{"tag_id":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"313","tag":"diwali"},{"tag_id":"42","tag":"Pets"}],"brands":0,"slug":"pet-friendly-diwali","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3916","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"437","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Women Celebrities And Their Unusual Pets","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 29th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-29 08:12:23","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Unusual Celebrity Pets","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52187","article_id":"3916","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_86406012766051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Audrey Hepburn and her pet Fawn","description":"

The British actor, model and dancer and also a humanitarian and was known as a style icon during her active years. The actor owned a pet fawn named Pipin.<\/p>","story_order":"11","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"437","email":"jaskiran@vocabberry.com","created_by_name":"Jas Kiran Kaur","imagepath":"149975690159647965e1362.jpg","description":"

Jas Kiran Kaur, born and raised in Delhi is a reader, writer and a nature lover by heart. After completing her Masters in English from DU, she has started to pen down her dreams and visions on social media. She's an optimist, a mindfulness practitioner, a tutor and a fun person to know. Follow her travelling adventures and everyday drama here<\/a><\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"1","favourite":"1","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"31","tag":"Animals"},{"tag_id":"122","tag":"celebrity"},{"tag_id":"42","tag":"Pets"}],"brands":0,"slug":"unusual-celebrity-pets","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3886","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"352","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Georgina Doray","title":"6 Dog Food Caterers That Ensure Your Furry Friends Get The Best Out Of Every Meal","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"198","view_count":"470","comment_count":"2","created_on":"Sep 20th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-20 08:37:07","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Dog food caters, Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51864","article_id":"3886","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_34168830685051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

While there is an existing niche for an array of products in the pet market, the quick purchase of canned food often comprises on the diet of our beloved pets. Cumulatively, processed food is high in calories and low in nutrients that are equally bad for pets and humans as well. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

With that being cautioned, we've narrowed down the search for some of the most sought-after dog food caterers in the city that not only advocate a holistic well-being but also ensure its delivery. Pet owners and their tail wagging munchkins can now sigh a big relief with these dog companies that handcrafts premium grade food by tailoring to the canine needs. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"352","email":"georgina@polkacafe.com","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","imagepath":"150400534459a54ce0e7953.jpg","description":"

Georgina is a dreamer and a closet poet of the morbid sort. However, her inspiration stems not from the romantic version of cliques but the expression of identity in its unusual form. She is a quirky little renegade, who seeks the path less taken and the adventure of a life time. What's more, she is a cat person and an old-school rock and roll\/metal enthusiast. So if you do happen to stop a song mid way of its flow in anyway, death will soon be upon you, no pressure!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/gean.ad","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"11","tag":"Bangalore"},{"tag_id":"251","tag":"Bangalore Food"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"dog-food-caters-bangalore","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3848","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Pawdorable Videos Of Pets Doing Things For The First Time","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-06 06:19:34","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Pets Doing Things For The First Time","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51442","article_id":"3848","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_73592250164051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Ah... pets. They are cute, adorable and a rage on the internet. The furry little friends are not just important members of a family<\/a> but have separate categories in online platforms around the world. So, you know their kind is not messing around. And since pets make us weak in the knees, there are delightful videos of cats and dogs, doing things for the first time.  <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"29","email":"avinash.kumai@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","imagepath":"145388087656a8762c3217d.jpg","description":"

Avinash is a dreamer, a music connoisseur and is constantly seeking new things that catch his fancy. Enjoys the silence of his one-bedroom-apartment and loves cooking alone. He prefers genres like rock and blues, and is obsessed with what an instrument can do if it's in the right hands. His all time favourite jams are Comfortably Numb and Kashmir, and is amazed by David Gilmour's creative processes. When he is not in the office you might find him researching about exotic guitar scales and mimicking Jimmy Page's stage moves.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"@psychotron_","rating":"7","favourite":"5","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"51","tag":"Cats"},{"tag_id":"43","tag":"Dog"},{"tag_id":"42","tag":"Pets"},{"tag_id":"44","tag":"Puppy"}],"brands":0,"slug":"pets-doing-things-for-the-first-time","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3724","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"410","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Niharika Sekhri, Founder, The Pawfect Life, On Why Animals Make The World Go Round","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"165","view_count":"375","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 26th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-26 06:33:13","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Niharika Sekhri Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50196","article_id":"3724","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_51077320501051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

There are many pet-sitters and pet-hostels in the city. How is ‘Pawfect’ different from them?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

I use to do home boarding as well but there are many things I wasn’t too happy about. Mumbai homes are not too big; we feel the pinch of space so one could only imagine what it will be for pets who love to be free. Therefore Pawfect Life offers space, freedom and care to all our Furry pets that stay with us. One of the key differentiators of Pawfect Life is that I am qualified and trained to handle various kinds of pets. Our working style is simple, love for love, convenience, transparency and quality.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"410","email":"kirtiypanchal@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","imagepath":"14978555395947763352d32.jpg","description":"

Kirti is an avid traveller & writer who is hoping to write a book one day. She is a media geek by profession and is a strong believer of Love, Faith & Hope. She is a scorpion at heart, who loves socialising and is a proud mother to an adorable Beagle puppy named Romeo!<\/p>","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/kirti.panchal.94","twitter":"@KirtiYPanchal","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"42","tag":"Pets"}],"brands":0,"slug":"niharika-sekhri-interview","authorslug":"kirtipanchal"}],"slug":"pets"}],"slug":"mixed-bag"}]};