var _URL = "http://www.polkacafe.com/"; var _MORE_ARTICLES = ["recent","editorial","trending","related"]; var _MORE_TEXT = "We will be adding more of 'Polka Goodness' in this section! Stay TUNED! "; var navigation = {"status":true,"menu":[{"category_id":"1","category_title":"Home & Living","category_color":"#61bd8c","category_icon":"1401650943538b7eff90ce9.png","category_order":"1","description":"f dsfads","subcategories":[{"subcategory_id":"1","subcategory_title":"Interiors","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3951","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":"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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3757","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"12 Ways To Make Your Windows Look Creative And Beautiful","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"12","view_count":"21","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 3rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-03 05:26:54","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Easy Ways To Decorate Windows","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50548","article_id":"3757","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_88435817371051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Add Some Paint","description":"

This is such an easy way to up-style your windows! Just get some transparent sheets and acrylic or spray paint and you’re done! Pick any desired design that you want to decorate your window with, and paint it on the transparent plastic sheets and go ahead and stick it to your windows or frame them! The major plus point is, you can replace the transparent sheets with new designs from time to time, according to your mood or occasion.<\/p>","story_order":"2","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":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"37","tag":"Home"}],"brands":0,"slug":"easy-ways-to-decorate-windows","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3747","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"346","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mona Punjabi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"7 More Home Decor Stores In Mumbai That Will Delight You And Brighten Your Space","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"28","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 31st, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-31 06:03:59","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Furniture and home decor stores Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50453","article_id":"3747","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_32945140841051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Our home speaks volumes of our style and taste. So needless to say, it needs to be adorned with items that reflect this style quotient to the T. While decorating our homes we are generally engulfed with numerous ideas –the adornments should be the right blend of both traditional and contemporary, the colour scheme should be perfect, the items should not only be functional and of the best quality, but they should also be equally manageable, too.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

So if you are in Mumbai and have just bought yourself or rented yourself into a beautiful abode in this swanky city, we exactly know what a humongous task you have just accomplished. Now, allow us to help you decorate your nest so that you easily slip into your space. So here’s a rundown of some of coolest furniture and décor stores in Mumbai <\/a>that can surely surprise you with their interesting collection.<\/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":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"174","tag":"Mumbai"},{"tag_id":"240","tag":"New Home Decor"}],"brands":0,"slug":"furniture-and-home-decor-stores-mumbai","authorslug":"monapunjabi"}],"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":"972","view_count":"14k","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":"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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3462","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"420","modified_by":"420","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Pratiki Patra","modified_by_name":"Pratiki Patra","title":"8 Online Gardening Stores From India That Can Help You Get Started On The Hobby","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"79","view_count":"494","comment_count":"3","created_on":"Apr 20th, 2017","published_on":"2017-04-20 10:33:36","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Online Gardening Stores India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"47201","article_id":"3462","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_32105973862941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Most people firmly believe that gardening is therapeutic and the fruits of labour are indeed sweet. Why else would you see  modern day gardeners<\/a> every where? But for those of us who want to get started or want a piece of green in our tiny, city homes, it may seem like a daunting task to begin with. Not as daunting as you think though, as we have discovered online stores that  can help us with all their gardening needs. Get to know them right here.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

While you are at it, meet these garden entrepreneurs<\/a> whose creativity knows no bounds.  <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"420","email":"pratiki.patra@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Pratiki Patra","imagepath":"14833367275869ec179ea44.jpg","description":"

Currently pursuing her design degree from NIFT, Pratiki is a laid back girl, who loves to meet new people. She has a penchant love for coffee and a desire to collect different fabrics.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"110","tag":"Gardening"},{"tag_id":"259","tag":"Online shopping"}],"brands":0,"slug":"online-gardening-stores-india","authorslug":"pratikipatra"}],"slug":"gardening"},{"subcategory_id":"33","subcategory_title":"Celebration","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3210","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"257","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Desha Gehi","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"5+ Gift Hampers That Are Sure To Delight Your Loved Ones","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"40","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 26th, 2016","published_on":"2016-10-26 10:49:49","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Diwali Gifting Hamper","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"43546","article_id":"3210","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_98574678747741.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Diwali is one of my favorite festivals. There’s merriment all around - streets are beautifully lit up, houses are decorated with colorful rangolis, people put on their best finery and most importantly, tons of gifts are exchanged. If you’re stressing over gift hunting, you don’t need to anymore as we’ve collated a mix of gifting ideas that will surely make life easier for you. And no, this does not include regular mithais<\/em> and sweets that are usually distributed during the festive season. So whether you’re too laid back to think of a gift or just busy at work, we have you covered!<\/p>","story_order":"1","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":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"313","tag":"diwali"},{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"}],"brands":0,"slug":"diwali-gifting-hamper","authorslug":"deshagehi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3914","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"443","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Tanusri Chakraborty","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"This Durga Puja, Try These 14 Delicacies While Pandal Hopping In New Delhi","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"32","view_count":"72","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Sep 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-28 09:03:00","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Durga Puja Delicacies","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52136","article_id":"3914","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_18645619856051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Jhaal Muri","description":"

Bland murmura (puffed rice) transformed into a spicy Bengali version. Onions, cucumber, dried chana, chillies, coriander, nuts mixed in mustard oil along with a handful of puffed rice and chilli powder and garnished with some coconut chunks! Light on calories but tangy and spicy to taste, Jhal Muri is a must have dish. <\/p>","story_order":"4","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":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"durga-puja-delicacies","authorslug":"tanusrichakraborty"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3897","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"198","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Vandana Das","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Here Are Some Ways Different Parts Of India Celebrate The Colourful Navratri Festival","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-21 06:39:09","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Navatri Festival, Festival, Dussara, Dussehra, Dasara, Vijayadashami, Navarati","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51908","article_id":"3897","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_48120134795051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Durga Puja in Eastern part of India","description":"

Durga Puja is the most happening festival for these states. People start preparing for this month in advance. Buying new clothes, gifts, sweets, this festival is all about making merry. Unlike the nine days, these places celebrate the last three days of the festival- Saptami, Ashtami, and Navami which ends with Dussehra. Huge pandals with idols of Maa Durga are made, some are theme based and worth a visit. Every lane gets lit up during this festival and unlike other states, people do not observe a fast during Navratri, in fact, they eat their heart out. Food stalls are a common sight near the pandals followed by live performances by noted singers and actors.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What makes it special: <\/strong>The food, the well-lit pandals, the most charismatic Maa Durga idols, the pushpanjali<\/em>(offering flowers) during Ashtami, the sandhya aarti <\/em>and sindur<\/em> <\/em>khela<\/em>.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where:<\/strong> Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, and Odisha<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Best time to visit:<\/strong> The last three days of Navratri<\/p>","story_order":"2","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":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"186","tag":"festivals"},{"tag_id":"178","tag":"Festive"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"navatri-festival-festival-dussara-dussehra-dasara-vijayadashami-navarati","authorslug":"vandanadas"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3854","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Shilka Abraham And Pooja Bopaiah, Founders Of Amanati","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"47","view_count":"242","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Sep 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-07 07:39:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Amanati Events","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51503","article_id":"3854","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_72540210774051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Any special moments, people or events that led you to take on event management and wedding planning? <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

We both have backgrounds different from events. I am a management student, that worked for a foreign bank for five years; but all through college I did work with a sports management firm with their events team. During my MBA, as a part of my entrepreneurship module, I created a wedding planner business plan. So it's something I always wanted to do but never had the courage to pursue until a year ago.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

All our creative inspirations at Amanati come from Pooja's artistic abilities and fine arts education at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. When Pooja made a 3-D model for the stage decor at a cousins wedding, I approached her about my plans to start an events company.<\/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":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-amanati-events","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3445","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"346","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mona Punjabi","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"15+ Creative Ways To Weave The Pantone Shade Of 2017 Into Your Wedding","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"31","view_count":"39","comment_count":"0","created_on":"May 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-24 06:12:38","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Ways to add Pantone shade of 2017 in a wedding","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"47004","article_id":"3445","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_95456054152941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Think of a marriage and the vibrant colors of red, maroon, orange and gold come to mind? Not anymore! Gone are the days when choosing this color range was mandatory. Couples today are getting super experimental and are keen to add a splash of newness and colorfulness to their wedding décor, theme and couture. That’s got you thinking and you are now contemplating how should you pop the palate and pick up the most innovative color for your special day? We suggest you set our sight on the Pantone Color of 2017 – Greenery and sprinkle liveliness in every element of your wedding!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Sounds interesting, isn’t it! But how and where to start? Read on to learn how to give this refreshing and rivetingly cool shade a warm welcome into your décor, theme, wardrobe, personal styling and gifting.<\/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":"144","tag":"style tricks"},{"tag_id":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"ways-to-add-pantone-shade-of-2017-in-a-wedding","authorslug":"monapunjabi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3537","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 Offbeat Venues In Bangalore That Are Perfect For A Dreamlike Wedding","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"May 17th, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-17 05:57:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Offbeat Wedding Venues In Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48126","article_id":"3537","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_63019920005941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

If you think a photographer is important for a wedding, <\/a>think again. A good space is important too, don’t you think? A good venue means that there will be more opportunity for— better pictures, good vibes, which means a lot of happy people around<\/a>. So, without wasting time, there are few off-beat wedding spaces that are way different than your regular venue.   <\/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":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"offbeat-wedding-venues-in-bangalore","authorslug":"avinashkumai"}],"slug":"celebration"},{"subcategory_id":"44","subcategory_title":"Entertaining","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3828","featured":"1","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":"141","view_count":"396","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":"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":"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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3449","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 Long Weekend, Head Out For An Easter Treat At These 6 Places In Bangalore","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"26","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Apr 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-04-13 09:32:27","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Easter Sunday Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"47060","article_id":"3449","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_73720157602941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Easter is right around the corner and its about time we put the sacrificial lent to an end. This is the time to get out and have a ball. Whether its with friends or family, brunches, dines and a whole lot of activities have been charted to make this occasion a memorable one, so the question is where do you plan to hit this Easter Sunday? <\/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"}],"brands":0,"slug":"easter-sunday-bangalore","authorslug":"georginadoray"}],"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":"3947","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 Ways To Add A Belt To Indian Wear For A Unique Fusion Look","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"26","view_count":"69","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":"3942","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":"6 Colours And Their Hues That Are Evergreen In The Fashion World","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-12 07:33:26","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Classic Colours, Fashionable Colours, Colours That Suit Every Skintone, Colours That Work All Year Round","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52423","article_id":"3942","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_66117833977051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Red","description":"

Considered as the colour of danger, lust, and love, not everyone is comfortable sporting red. Surprisingly, it is also one of the most popular colours! Even a simple outfit consisting of blue jeans and white tee can be taken to the next level by teaming it with a pair of red pumps or red block heels. And thanks to starlets like Taylor Swift, red lips seem to have become the staple lip colour for most young women. <\/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":"22","tag":"Fashion"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"classic-colours-fashionable-colours-colours-that-suit-every-skintone-colours-that-work-all-year","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3912","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"12 Trendy Trousers That Are Perfect For The Days You Want To Ditch Your Jeans","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"16","view_count":"43","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-28 07:42:34","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Trendy Trousers","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52101","article_id":"3912","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_11867924856051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

No matter how much we love our denims, we can’t deny that they can get boring at times. While skinny jeans might be our go-to option every time we can’t decide what to wear, they’re also not the most comfortable piece of clothing. For days when you want to add a little more oomph to your basic outfits, we have some different and stylish bottom wear options that will totally make you want to ditch your denims. <\/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":"22","tag":"Fashion"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"trendy-trousers","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3906","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 Beauty Director Trishala Sikka Of Love And Other Bugs","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"22","view_count":"54","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 25th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-25 08:20:48","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Love And Other Bugs, Team LAOB, Trishala Sikka, Beauty Blogger, Trishala Lovebug, Baby Bug","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52032","article_id":"3906","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_29513843236051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

If you're someone who prides themselves on knowing the top fashion and beauty bloggers in India, then you must know of Love And Other Bugs - spearheaded by Shereen Sikka, the Creative Director and Trishala Sikka, the Beauty Director.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Having studied luxury and lifestyle management in Florence, Trishala Sikka has a keen eye for all things beauty and skincare. From indulging us in her must-have makeup essentials to talking about her favourite beauty and fashion collaborations so far, Sikka gives us a glimpse into her life as a blogger and as the baby bug of Team LAOB. <\/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":"305","tag":"beautyproducts"},{"tag_id":"283","tag":"blogger"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"18","tag":"Skin Treatments"}],"brands":0,"slug":"love-and-other-bugs-team-laob-trishala-sikka-beauty-blogger-trishala-lovebug-baby-bug","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3893","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 Designer Renu Gupta, On Her Clothing Line And The Art Of Eco-Printing","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"29","view_count":"40","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-21 07:26:01","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview, Designer, Renu Gupta, Rang-Rez, Eco-Printing Process","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51919","article_id":"3893","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_42350638795051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

You were a manufacturer for a doll's clothing and then ventured into being a therapist. Why the shift to fashion designing?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

I always designed fashion for myself and my friends and also was into psychology. Design and psychology are both fulfilling to me and make me feel happy and satisfied.<\/p>","story_order":"4","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":"89","tag":"fashion"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-designer-renu-gupta-rang-rez-eco-printing-process","authorslug":"mayurijravi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3889","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 Priyanjana Roy Of Moonshine And Sunlight","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 20th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-20 08:32:30","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fashion Blogger Priyanjana Roy","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51844","article_id":"3889","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_94711577885051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

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

I put together this look with steals from sales! The shirt is for 250 INR, the skirt about 500 INR and the shoes are 1000 INR. Anyone can find a white shirt, a black skirt, and black heels on a budget anywhere but I found these online!<\/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":"22","tag":"Fashion"},{"tag_id":"20","tag":"Outfit"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fashion-blogger-priyanjana-roy","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"}],"slug":"style-tricks"},{"subcategory_id":"7","subcategory_title":"Street Style","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3952","featured":"1","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":"3","view_count":"6","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":"18","view_count":"35","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":"1","view_count":"4","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":"23","view_count":"38","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3748","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Polka Picks: Looks Of The Week, Best Of July Edition","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 31st, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-31 08:22:51","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fashion Bloggers From India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50462","article_id":"3748","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_06701452841051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Our top picks for this week continue with some of the most prominent bloggers in India. But this time around it's with a change. We pick the best out of our July picks to end the month on a fashionable note. Here are the top 5 looks we loved the best, in July. <\/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":"283","tag":"blogger"},{"tag_id":"22","tag":"Fashion"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fashion-bloggers-from-india","authorslug":"glorymathew"}],"slug":"street-style"},{"subcategory_id":"8","subcategory_title":"Skin Care & Makeup","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3933","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"448","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sampada","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"5 Homemade Face Packs That Are Guaranteed To Get That Glow Back Just In Time For The Festive Season","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"20","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 10th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-10 07:05:05","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Homemade Face Pack, Home Remedies For Skin, Skincare Ideas, Skin Treatments","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52332","article_id":"3933","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_93443848167051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

India is known for its many festivals and cultural activities. But the festivals don't just come as a time to celebrate with family and friends; with it comes heavy snacking, partying, travelling, and spending on new clothes and makeup among others, which can take a toll on your health. And your skin is no exception, given the weather conditions and all that your body takes on!  It is said that if there is any discomfort in your body, it is immediately reflected on your skin. Therefore, it's extremely important that you take good care of your skin - be it with spa treatments or simple face packs, give your skin the time to heal and breathe. We bring to you some easy and homemade face packs that will help give your skin the nutrition it requires.<\/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":"155","tag":"Makeup"},{"tag_id":"18","tag":"Skin Treatments"}],"brands":0,"slug":"homemade-face-pack-home-remedies-for-skin-skincare-ideas-skin-treatments","authorslug":"sampada"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3930","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":"This Festive Season Is The Right Time To Brush Up On Your Knowledge Of Makeup Do's And Don't's","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"14","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-09 06:49:21","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Makeup Hacks, Makeup Tricks, Festive Makeup, Makeup For Festivals","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52305","article_id":"3930","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_94083451357051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Shimmery blushes with pimples and pores","description":"

This is a deadly combination. You need to be extra careful while trying shimmery blushes or highlighter, and if you have pores and pimples completely avoid them. If you're still using a blush or highlighter, it will clog the pores and will lead to more pimples, and you will have to apply more makeup to hide them. So better to avoid it altogether, or invest in a blush or highlighter that suits your skin. <\/p>","story_order":"9","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":"308","tag":"makeuphacks"},{"tag_id":"307","tag":"makeuptips"},{"tag_id":"18","tag":"Skin Treatments"}],"brands":0,"slug":"makeup-hacks-makeup-tricks-festive-makeup-makeup-for-festivals","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3906","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 Beauty Director Trishala Sikka Of Love And Other Bugs","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"22","view_count":"54","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 25th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-25 08:20:48","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Love And Other Bugs, Team LAOB, Trishala Sikka, Beauty Blogger, Trishala Lovebug, Baby Bug","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52032","article_id":"3906","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_29513843236051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

If you're someone who prides themselves on knowing the top fashion and beauty bloggers in India, then you must know of Love And Other Bugs - spearheaded by Shereen Sikka, the Creative Director and Trishala Sikka, the Beauty Director.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Having studied luxury and lifestyle management in Florence, Trishala Sikka has a keen eye for all things beauty and skincare. From indulging us in her must-have makeup essentials to talking about her favourite beauty and fashion collaborations so far, Sikka gives us a glimpse into her life as a blogger and as the baby bug of Team LAOB. <\/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":"305","tag":"beautyproducts"},{"tag_id":"283","tag":"blogger"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"18","tag":"Skin Treatments"}],"brands":0,"slug":"love-and-other-bugs-team-laob-trishala-sikka-beauty-blogger-trishala-lovebug-baby-bug","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3902","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"12 Ingredients That Are Guaranteed To Give You Soft Skin","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"10","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 22nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-22 09:45:22","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Natural Ingredients That Give You Soft Skin","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51966","article_id":"3902","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_37466275706051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

With a variety of skincare products in the market, it is difficult to make a choice. While some products contain harmful ingredients that can damage your skin, there are a handful of products that genuinely protect and heal your skin. If you’re looking to make a beauty investment, you should totally look out for products that contain these ingredients. These can also be used to make home remedies too. They will not only help brighten the skin tone but will also make it smooth and baby soft. Any beauty product that contains at least one of these ingredients mentioned below is bound to transform your skin for the better.<\/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":"305","tag":"beautyproducts"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"18","tag":"Skin Treatments"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"natural-ingredients-that-give-you-soft-skin","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3887","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"9 Simple Hacks To Help You Get That Flawless Skin","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"11","view_count":"21","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 19th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-19 06:40:32","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Simple Skin Hacks","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51827","article_id":"3887","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_94414141375051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Isn’t it every girl’s dream to wake up to a flawlessly smooth, baby soft and clear skin every morning? Indeed, it is! And if you want to achieve, a healthy skin a foolproof skincare routine is a must! From not washing your face before bed to believing SPF 8 is actually effective, we're all guilty of some obvious skincare mistakes. Here we’ve mentioned some easy and effortless skincare routine that you can follow to get the flawless skin you always wanted. <\/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":"305","tag":"beautyproducts"},{"tag_id":"18","tag":"Skin Treatments"}],"brands":0,"slug":"simple-skin-hacks","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3885","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Here's Everything You Need To Know About Rihanna's Latest Fenty Beauty Line","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-18 08:30:51","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fenty Beauty, Rihanna, Rihanna's Makeup Line, Skincare, Makeup","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51816","article_id":"3885","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_58057811275051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

From being recognised as one of this generation's greatest fashion icons to having sky-rocketing album sales and No.1 chart-toppers, there's nothing that Rihanna can't do! Adding another feather to her successful career cap is her Fenty Beauty makeup line.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is it that sets Fenty apart from other beauty lines? Riri stresses that her beauty line has inclusivity. Riri makes sure her beauty line includes products for every skin tone - from dark-skinned to pale to everything in between. With 40 different foundations, 30 cream stick concealers and a plethora of highlighters, there are beauty products that everyone can indulge in. And if you love to experiment with colourful makeup, like Bad Girl Riri, then there's a horde of colourful products that you can choose from! <\/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":"155","tag":"Makeup"},{"tag_id":"307","tag":"makeuptips"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fenty-beauty-rihanna-rihannas-makeup-line-skincare-makeup","authorslug":"glorymathew"}],"slug":"skin-care-makeup"},{"subcategory_id":"9","subcategory_title":"Hair & Nails","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3948","featured":"1","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":"11","view_count":"27","comment_count":"1","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":"5","view_count":"34","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":"5","view_count":"16","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3610","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"430","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Georgina Doray","title":"6 Gorgeous Pastel Nail Shades To Flaunt This Monsoon","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"22","view_count":"119","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-15 09:04:07","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Nail Shades For Monsoon","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48932","article_id":"3610","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_55663308057941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Monsoon is here, and you know what that means - a whole new range of colors on our nails, of course! After sweating our way through the summer, we need something to cheer us up, right? And what better way of doing that than adding a pop of color to your fingers? This season is full of shades in pastels. Today we bring you the most fabulous summer shades that we’re crushing on right now. And guess what? You don’t need to break the bank for a whole set of new nail paint to add to your wardrobe - they’re super affordable, as they are all under 200Rs!<\/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":"305","tag":"beautyproducts"},{"tag_id":"22","tag":"Fashion"},{"tag_id":"155","tag":"Makeup"},{"tag_id":"175","tag":"Nail"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"nail-shades-for-monsoon","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3558","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 Bollywood Inspired Hair Braids That Are Perfect To Camouflage Bad Hair Days","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"20","comment_count":"0","created_on":"May 25th, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-25 05:22:05","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Simple Braided Hairstyles","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48356","article_id":"3558","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_78287898865941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

We’ve all gone through days when our hair just won’t do what it’s supposed to, isn’t it? Sometimes we don’t have the time to wash our mane, and sometimes we just don’t feel like it. Plus, it’s next to impossible to tame your frizzy, greasy or dry locks in this heat and humidity. So if you’re looking for some inspiration to spruce up your hair to look like our Bollywood divas, then you've come to the right place. We all know the regular braid, but it looks quite simple and boring sometimes; here are a few braids that look fun and fabulous either which ways.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are 11 amazing and simple braided hairstyles for every girl to turn around a bad hair day.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"427","email":"kmitu.7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","imagepath":"149303529758fde92108738.jpg","description":"

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It's all about how short and colourful you can go this year and now is the time to turn the funk up with a new hairstyle. 2017 is listed for all the bold choices and daring makeovers, so the question is, are you ready to step up your game? If a style works to showcase your attitude, then colour is dedicated to bringing out your personality; so whether its juicy shades of hues or an all out pixie bob, rock it to your tune. <\/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":"hair-trends-2017","authorslug":"georginadoray"}],"slug":"hair-nails"},{"subcategory_id":"45","subcategory_title":"Accessories","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3947","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 Ways To Add A Belt To Indian Wear For A Unique Fusion Look","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"26","view_count":"69","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3700","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"346","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mona Punjabi","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Follow These Tips To Choose Earrings That Will Work As Per The Shape Of Your Face","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"55","view_count":"49","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Jul 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-14 06:07:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"How To Choose Earrings For Your Face Shape","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49894","article_id":"3700","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_11229041100051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

We all love our jewellery collection, and always want to enhance it by adding pieces that are not only in vogue but also gel well with our personality. When you indulge in jewellery shopping, it is essential to pay special attention to the design, and the size of the accessory so that it can add the required sparkle to your features and face cut. The size plays a crucial role especially when we are selecting earrings. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

While some earrings make your face look fuller and round, others slim down the face completely. So, which type of earrings should you select to match your face type? Here’s a quick guide that could help you.<\/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":"266","tag":"accessories"},{"tag_id":"22","tag":"Fashion"},{"tag_id":"59","tag":"Street style"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"how-to-choose-earrings-for-your-face-shape","authorslug":"monapunjabi"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3695","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"10 Ways To Make Sure Your Shoes Don't Lose Their Sheen This Monsoon","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-13 07:14:06","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"How To Take Care Of Shoes In Rainy Season","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49850","article_id":"3695","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_15504468299941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Monsoon, this word brings a bright smile on our faces! The long drives, yum pakoras <\/em>and hot chocolates are what monsoons are known for! While we are happy with summer finally being over, it’s also the time that reminds us to keep away all our favorite light shaded clothes and shoes safely inside. As monsoon is the time to deal with potholes and muddy puddles, it’s very important to keep our footwear water and decay-proof!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here are some hacks that might help you save your favorite and expensive pair of shoes.<\/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":"115","tag":"shoes"},{"tag_id":"144","tag":"style tricks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"how-to-take-care-of-shoes-in-rainy-season","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3686","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 Iconic Shoes That Are Great Conversation Starters","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 11th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-11 05:53:52","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Iconic Shoes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49763","article_id":"3686","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_04770520179941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Asics Onitsuka Tiger","description":"

One of the oldest shoe companies in Japan, started by Kihachiro Onitsuka, a former military officer formed the company with the hopes of raising postwar youth self-esteem through athletics. In 1963, before Phil Knight was selling his own brand of sneakers, he travelled to Japan where he contacted Onitsuka Tiger Co. Ltd, and convinced the company that their product had a market in the U.S. The Nike Cortez was a shoe inspired by the AOT. <\/p>","story_order":"5","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":"115","tag":"shoes"}],"brands":0,"slug":"iconic-shoes","authorslug":"avinashkumai"}],"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":"3615","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"403","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Neha Mittal","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Every Creative Cook Will Enjoy Preparing These 10 Stuffed Vegetarian Dishes","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 17th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-17 05:37:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Stuffed Vegetarian Dishes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48974","article_id":"3615","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_42798347767941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Stuffed dishes add richness to a meal and to us they also indicate the effort, someone has taken to prepare them. With stuffed dishes, you blend two items to create a flavour altogether. There are wide variations in the stuffing too, it can be raw, boiled, sautéed or fully cooked. Trust us, though they take a little longer, the difficulty is not much <\/a>and the effort is totally worth it. Following are 10 such recipes. <\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"403","email":"neha_mmittal@yahoo.in","created_by_name":"Neha Mittal","imagepath":"1467698963577b4f1354211.jpg","description":"

A writer and freelance content developer, her 5-year-old daughter is already her best friend and her 1.5-year-old son, keeps her on the run. Her kids are her world, but her penchant for writing keeps calling out to her. She loves listening to music, reading and travelling. She looks at the world as a beautiful place and considers kindness to be the noblest virtue. She wishes to connect with her readers, know their opinions and understand living better through her blogs. <\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"268","tag":"cooking"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"280","tag":"recipes"}],"brands":0,"slug":"stuffed-vegetarian-dishes","authorslug":"nehamittal"},{"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":"123","view_count":"167","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":"310","view_count":"964","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3774","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 Healthy Substitutes To Sinful Foods That Will Help You Stick To Your Fitness Goals","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"10","view_count":"24","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 9th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-09 09:20:46","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Healthy Food Alternatives","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50705","article_id":"3774","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_86995700722051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Shedding that extra weight can be a difficult mission to accomplish if you don't watch those calories. Most of us, sincere people, fight our constant cravings with stuffed crust, creamy spaghetti and large bowls of sundaes when we are on the path of weight-loss. No matter how many nutritionists you listen to, it is extremely difficult to stay away from a pizza. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

To help you enjoy all the foods you love and stay fit, we have listed down certain substitutes that reduce the total number of calories in a dish and add to the overall nutritional value of what you eat. Here are five simple ways you can make your favourite dishes healthier. <\/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":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"280","tag":"recipes"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"healthy-food-alternatives","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"}],"slug":"recipes"},{"subcategory_id":"11","subcategory_title":"Drinks","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3937","featured":"1","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3880","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":"5 Places In Bangalore That Offer Delicious Freakshakes That Will Fire Up Your Weekend","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"19","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 15th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-15 09:04:39","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Freakshakes, Trend, Milkshakes, Monster shakes, Freakshakes In Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51774","article_id":"3880","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_96542949545051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Bundar","description":"

This cafe is tiny but cute. The joint is well-known for its burgers, but the freakshakes are something you must try. Priced at around 580, the Mad Man Chocolate Fan is something that every milkshake fan should taste. Blended with brownies and whipped cream and topped with choco sticks, Kit Kat, Oreos and ice cream this will seriously have you asking for more.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Phone: <\/strong>080 4142 5060<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Location: <\/strong>Koramangala<\/p>","story_order":"3","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":"251","tag":"Bangalore Food"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"167","tag":"milk and dairy"}],"brands":0,"slug":"freakshakes-trend-milkshakes-monster-shakes-freakshakes-in-bangalore","authorslug":"lilydechamma"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3835","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"New Breweries In Bangalore Every Beer Lover Should Visit","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-30 06:38:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Craft Beer Places In Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51311","article_id":"3835","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_92837783704051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Since Bangalore's name is synonymous with beer<\/a>, there would be no better addition than a restaurant that also has its own little brewery. The trend started in and around 2009 and it has caught on like wildfire. Well, we can’t deny it, for a beer lover, nothing says 'I love you' like a pint of chilled (craft in this case) beer and since it’s Bangalore let's also add a plate of piping hot chicken 65 and peanut masala on the side. On that note, here are few relatively new spaces in Bangalore that serve creative craft beers that you should sample at least once. <\/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":"104","tag":"Beer"}],"brands":0,"slug":"craft-beer-places-in-bangalore","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3677","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Make Sure You Try Out These 5 Delicious Warm Mocktails In The Cold Months Ahead","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"4","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-07 06:59:32","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"List Of Warm Mocktails","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49693","article_id":"3677","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_06653610149941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

While most people love to sip on body-warming cocktails and drinks, there are those that prefer to have their beverages non-alcoholic. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some good old mocktails to keep your spirits high and your body warm during the cold months ahead. Look out for restaurants, pubs and cafes that cater to making warm mocktails, or you could even ask your server to customise them! Here's a list of are our favourite warm mocktails for those who prefer to have their drinks with zero alcohol. <\/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":"329","tag":"cocktails"},{"tag_id":"102","tag":"Drinks"}],"brands":0,"slug":"list-of-warm-mocktails","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3648","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":"10 Places In Bangalore That Are Perfect To Unwind With Their Choicest Variety Of Wine","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"3","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 28th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-28 07:17:22","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Wine Spaces In Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49308","article_id":"3648","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_53644113368941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

While the younger generation of India has significantly started drinking wine, winemaking and drinking came to light when the British and Portuguese started coming to India. Further, Winemaking in India flourished when the prohibition movement started; and has grown ever since. And with India exporting its wines to various parts of the globe, this is just the beginning.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

In this article, we look at standalone places that should be known for its selections of wines as well.   <\/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":"157","tag":"Wine"}],"brands":0,"slug":"wine-spaces-in-bangalore","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3605","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":"The Blue Wine Is Trending Right Now, And For All The Right Reasons","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-13 10:50:45","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"What is Blue Wine","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48882","article_id":"3605","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_57610819437941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

For all you wine lovers, the blue wine is the newest and trendiest drink to fill your wine glass this season.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Breaking the customary mould of tradition, Spanish wine company, Gik broke the rules with trendy innovation that is certainly a game changer in the drinking world. This refreshingly new wine blends Spanish red and white grapes along with two organic pigments, indigo and anthocyanin which is found in the skin of grapes.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Targeting millennial drinkers, the goal of this creation is all about making the experience sweeter and easier to quaff down. <\/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":"102","tag":"Drinks"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"157","tag":"Wine"}],"brands":0,"slug":"what-is-blue-wine","authorslug":"georginadoray"}],"slug":"drinks"},{"subcategory_id":"13","subcategory_title":"Bars & Restaurants","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3922","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"444","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Parashar","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"5 Dim Sum Places In Delhi For Those Who Are Fans Of Pan Asian Cuisine","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"23","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-04 07:13:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Dim Sum Places In Delhi, Delhi Food, Delhi Restaurants, Momos In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52243","article_id":"3922","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_02632380017051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Royal China","description":"

Located on the 16th floor of the <\/span>Eros Corporate Towers, you'll surely feel “royal” when you look at the view from the outlet. Royal China is located in bustling Nehru Place and their food is worthy of royals. <\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

The Crispy Duck is a popular customer favourite, but if your taste buds are craving some dim sums, then order their unique Pork and Radish Dim Sum, which are fresh and oh-so-delicious. The subtle taste of pork with light seasoning is complemented by the kick of the radish. The Prawn Har Gao dumplings serve to be a hearty meal as there are full pieces of prawns in it, instead of the usually minced version used everywhere.<\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

<\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Price Range:<\/span><\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Vegetarian dim sum:<\/strong> Starting from Rs. 325 + Taxes<\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Non-veg dim sum: <\/strong>Starting from Rs. 375 + Taxes<\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Location: <\/strong>16th Floor, Eros Corporate Towers, Nehru Place
\r\n<\/span> <\/o:p><\/span><\/p>","story_order":"3","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"}],"brands":0,"slug":"dim-sum-places-in-delhi-delhi-food-delhi-restaurants-momos-in-delhi","authorslug":"aditiparashar"},{"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"},{"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":"3857","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":"10+ Pubs In Koramangala, Bangalore That Are Perfect For A Pub Crawl With Your Gang","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 8th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-08 05:48:00","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Koramangala Pub Crawl","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51539","article_id":"3857","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_22050198484051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

We started the pub crawl with Indiranagar <\/a>so how can we leave out Koramangala from something so religious? (because people here take their pubs seriously) So if you are thinking of doing a pub crawl in and around Koramangala with your friends, then these are the places that should be on your list.<\/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":"koramangala-pub-crawl","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":"3676","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":"12+ Pubs In Indiranagar, Bangalore That Should Be A Part Of Your Weekend Pub Crawl","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"14","view_count":"18","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-07 09:14:28","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Indiranagar Pub Crawl","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49673","article_id":"3676","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_24759226149941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

With restaurants, cafe and pubs opening every month in and around Indiranagar, that part of the city could easily be dubbed as the top food hub of Bangalore. Further, it not only helps keep the food culture alive but also acts as a source of income for hundreds of people. And since Bangalore is known for its pubs, what better place to start looking for one than here. So if you are thinking of doing a pub crawl in and around Indiranagar, then these are the places that should be on your list<\/a>. <\/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":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"indiranagar-pub-crawl","authorslug":"avinashkumai"}],"slug":"bars-restaurants"},{"subcategory_id":"46","subcategory_title":"Baking","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"2676","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"370","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Samudrika Pattanaik","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"10 Delicious Recipes That Can Be Made In A Jiffy To Help Satiate Those Midnight Cravings","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"79","view_count":"4k","comment_count":"2","created_on":"Apr 26th, 2016","published_on":"2016-04-26 10:01:05","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Easy Dessert Recipes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"36148","article_id":"2676","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_54778874661641.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

No matter how well-versed we are with the consequences of late night sugar cravings, some days are just unmanageable. The uncontrollable urge to binge on any form of sweet during odd hours can really ruin your fitness regime. But how worthy is our life to eat with guilt. Food is life and good food not only keeps your soul satisfied but helps your body to stay active. The only challenge is our digestion system that gives us a real tough time after sun set.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

So, try to have a spoon of jaggery or grab a banana or a simply munch on 2 – 3 dates. If that doesn’t help, then try out these seven healthy options to enjoy the sugary treat and live a guilt-free life.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"370","email":"samudrika02@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Samudrika Pattanaik","imagepath":"145922828956fa0e8105bd9.jpg","description":"

A super active, fun loving and cheerful person, Samudrika is a social bird and she loves to talk! She says the secret behind her happy and content life is fitness, food (cooking and eating both!) traveling, shopping and writing.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"286","tag":"baking"},{"tag_id":"285","tag":"desserts"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"easy-dessert-recipes","authorslug":"samudrikapattanaik"},{"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":"874","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":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"280","tag":"recipes"}],"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":"78","comment_count":"0","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3328","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 Women Share Easy Baking Recipes That Will Encourage You To Get Started On It Right Away","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"401","view_count":"3.5k","comment_count":"7","created_on":"Feb 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-02-04 06:09:37","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Easy Baking Recipes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"45298","article_id":"3328","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_03944588794841.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Want to get into baking but unsure where to start? Don’t worry, welcome to a wonderful world of baking. Many beginners like me can be intimidated by baking, which involves measurements, many ingredients and sometimes funny-sounding techniques. But you really have nothing to fear. Once you've learned a few basics, baking will start to come more naturally and will be great fun. Here is a list of easy bakes and tips<\/a> that will make you a pro.<\/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":"286","tag":"baking"},{"tag_id":"56","tag":"cupcake"}],"brands":0,"slug":"easy-baking-recipes","authorslug":"reemapatnaik"}],"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":"60","view_count":"88","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":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"280","tag":"recipes"}],"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":"993","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"15","modified_by":"17","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sayan Poddar","modified_by_name":"Gautam Mahajan","title":"This Exercise Is Sure To Reduce 2 Inches Off Your Waist in 3 Weeks","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"49","view_count":"5.7k","comment_count":"4","created_on":"Mar 18th, 2015","published_on":"2015-03-18 06:12:04","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"How To Reduce 2 Inches In Three Weeks","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"13321","article_id":"993","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_43483288566241.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Now how will this concern a severely over weight person? I agree this is not for fat loss per say but if you want to lose inches around your waist at a record time this exercise coupled with a good diet and cardio will show visible changes, Since no one really has ever developed their transverse abdominis.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

So, how do we do this so-called “Stomach Vacuum”?<\/p>","story_order":"3","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"15","email":"sayan.poddar@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Sayan Poddar","imagepath":"140405371853b028d634105.jpg","description":"Sponsored Fitness Athlete, Health & Fitness Columnist, Online Personal Trainer & Fitness Expert.\r\nA 'former skinny kid', as he likes to call himself, Sayan Poddar has come a long way. A trained commercial pilot, Sayan found his calling as a fitness consultant after he discovered his love for body-building. Sayan's aim is to train people on how to stay fit the right way and without having to depend on an instructor. \r\nOutside of fitness, Sayan interests include painting and photography, music and flying planes.","facebook":"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/sayanpoddar89","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"how-to-reduce-2-inches-in-three-weeks","authorslug":"sayanpoddar"},{"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":"6","view_count":"15","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":"3856","featured":"1","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":"192","view_count":"698","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":"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":"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":"141","view_count":"396","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":"3730","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 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You Like To Stay Fit With Pilates","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 25th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-25 09:05:10","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Instagram Accounts To Follow For Pilates","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50255","article_id":"3730","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_03674943090051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Missed the gym again today? Grubbed on some extra calories last night? We are all in this together, partners in crime against body fitness. <\/a>Let’s not let the guilty pleasures of late night snacking and no workouts take a toll on our body. Introduce Pilates in your life to achieve core strength, balance, focus, posture alignment and muscle relaxation. Do not just sweat your life energy out instead enjoy your workout sessions. Pilates is the perfect blend of physical fitness and lively sessions which will make workout fun!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here is a list of fitness experts who will motivate you to start your workout today. Doesn’t matter if you are new to this form of exercise, these Pilate bloggers are experts and will guide you through the entire journey. Get ready and stretch! <\/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":"13","tag":"Fitness"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"142","tag":"workouts"}],"brands":0,"slug":"instagram-accounts-to-follow-for-pilates","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3629","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Yoga Teacher And Mom, Anshu Vyas Seetharaman, On How Yoga Brings In The Balance We All Need","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"135","view_count":"665","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Jun 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-21 07:04:35","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview With Anshu Vyas Seetharaman","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49132","article_id":"3629","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_34866762208941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

As a fitness and health expert, did you have a strict diet or health regime for your son?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

I made sure he had a balanced diet and apart from protein children do need adequate carbohydrates. Fruits, nuts and vegetables provide the vitamins and minerals. Most people lack the motivation to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, especially youngsters.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

According to you, what role can parents play in this? <\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Parents must encourage children to play sports for an hour or two a day. Getting exposed to the sun is important too. All children should cycle, walk or run daily. Children can be made conscious about the consumption of junk food.<\/p>","story_order":"6","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":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"196","tag":"Yoga"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-anshu-vyas-seetharaman","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"}],"slug":"fitness-trends"},{"subcategory_id":"16","subcategory_title":"Wellness","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3915","featured":"1","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":"4","view_count":"6","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3927","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":"4 Popular Food Myths Busted","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-06 06:29:28","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Food Myths Busted, Diet Myths, Indian Diet","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52275","article_id":"3927","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_77111070727051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Stay Away From Sugar","description":"

This is one of the most popular myths that dietitians all around the world abide by. In India, sweet is one of the most important dishes. For every festival in India, at least two sweet dishes are prepared in which either jaggery or sugar is used as a sweetener. But as of late many dietitians consider sugar to be harmful to our health. However, according to a famous dietitian, Rujuta Diwekar, sugar is essential along with vitamins and minerals. She says, "Sugar helps you burn fat, but you should have it at the right time." <\/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":"92","tag":"diet"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"294","tag":"nutrition"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"food-myths-busted-diet-myths-indian-diet","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3921","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 Simple, Inexpensive Ways To Detox With All That You Store In Your Fridge","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"16","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-04 07:23:04","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Simple Inexpensive Ways To Detox","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52235","article_id":"3921","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_96689211017051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Fruits","description":"

Rich in antioxidants, nutrients, fibres, and vitamins, fruits are easy to digest. These are easily available and can be refrigerated, especially citrus fruits like lemons are beneficial in detoxing.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How to consume them: a glass of lukewarm water with half lemon juice and some honey. Do not add salt or chaat masala. After a week or so you will see visible changes in your skin and energy levels. You can have other fruits as well. For example banana, sweet lime, and apples.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Tip<\/strong>: Remember that juicing these fruits will not give similar effects because it will break down the essential fibres necessary for detoxing.<\/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":"92","tag":"diet"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"294","tag":"nutrition"},{"tag_id":"138","tag":"wellness"}],"brands":0,"slug":"simple-inexpensive-ways-to-detox","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3840","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"441","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Rachael Pace","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"11 Ways To Balance Your Relationship And Work Life Perfectly","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"25","view_count":"62","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 1st, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-01 10:56:16","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Relationship Tips","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51378","article_id":"3840","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_93628213624051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Take The Pressure Off Cooking Meals","description":"

If you’re stressed at work, and then you have to come home and think about dinner, your relationship can soon take a back seat. Give you and your partner some time together by taking the pressure off cooking meals. You can do this by premaking a bunch of portions and freezing them, or by arranging meals that are quick to throw together.<\/p>","story_order":"9","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"441","email":"rachaelpacee@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Rachael Pace","imagepath":"150424198859a8e944d20a5.jpg","description":"

Rachel Pace is a relationship expert with years of experience in training and helping couples. She has helped countless individuals and organizations around the world, offering effective and efficient solutions for healthy and successful relationships. Her mission is to provide inspiration, support and empowerment to everyone on their journey to a great marriage. She is a featured writer for marriage.com<\/a>, a reliable resource to support healthy happy marriages.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"132","tag":"Lifehacks"},{"tag_id":"168","tag":"Relationship"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"relationship-tips","authorslug":"rachaelpace"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3812","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"440","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Get Educated On These Myths And Taboos Around PCOS","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"13","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 30th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-30 09:34:05","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Myths Around PCOS","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51071","article_id":"3812","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_49189445804051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Taboos and myths about anything in our surrounding today can only be removed by spreading awareness among the public in any and every manner. Statistics, as from 2010, say one out of every five women have lifestyle disorders and are diagnosed with PCOS. More and more women in age bracket of 15-30 years are prone to PCOS. Before going further, let's first understand what PCOS and its taboos are all about.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

PCOS, abbreviate for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a syndrome that has no exact cause and is still unknown but doctors believe that hormonal imbalance majorly in sex hormones estrogen and progesterone and genetics play a significant role in contributing to the cause of this disease. Increase in levels of androgen (a male hormone, also present in women in lesser amounts) is also a cause of PCOS.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What happens in PCOS? The hormonal disorder causes the ovary to get enlarged with small cyst formation on the periphery of ovaries. PCOS have many taboos build around it, like every other disorder related to reproductive organs have in our society.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Resultant side effects of PCOS includes insulin resistance, thyroid related issues, acne formation, increase in growth of facial hair, scalp hair fall, thicker hair shafts on body hair growth. Do any of these symptoms look familiar? It is time to consult a gynecologist. Here are some of the most discussed myths and taboos that women with PCOS hear.<\/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":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"myths-around-pcos","authorslug":"komalmalhotra"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3804","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"440","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Komal Malhotra","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Here Are The Reasons Why Doctors Are Concerned About Your Vitamin D Levels","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"10","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-24 09:24:49","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Your Vitamin D Levels","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50995","article_id":"3804","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_77173506653051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Vitamin D plays a vital role in bone health. It also triggers many essentials growth and regulatory systems that operate the human body. Inactive and sedentary lifestyle and intake of unprocessed food have become wrong lifestyle choices leading to low exposure towards physical fitness. A range between 20 ng\/ml to 50 ng\/ml is considered adequate for a healthy person while less than 12 ng\/ml indicates vitamin D deficiency.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Poor immunity, muscle fatigue, lower back pain, impaired wound healing, bone density loss, hair fall, muscle pain and in some cases even depression.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Gaining vitamin D levels with diet correction is tough as the optimum amount required cannot be completed from dietary intakes. However, small steps always count. Increase Vitamin D rich foods like tuna, salmon, dairy products and eggs, in your diet. Getting two-hours of sun exposure each day would do no harm. Best case will be consulting a doctor depending on your concern and taking prescribed vitamin D supplements. <\/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":"294","tag":"nutrition"}],"brands":0,"slug":"your-vitamin-d-levels","authorslug":"komalmalhotra"}],"slug":"wellness"},{"subcategory_id":"17","subcategory_title":"Nutrition","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3820","featured":"1","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":"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":"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":"63","view_count":"102","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3557","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Listen Up As Leading Health Experts Share, All You Need To Know About Summer Fruits","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"14","view_count":"31","comment_count":"0","created_on":"May 24th, 2017","published_on":"2017-05-24 08:27:16","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Experts On Importance Of Fruits In Summers","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48346","article_id":"3557","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_79219192165941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The hot summer months are here and it is getting extremely difficult to bear the heat. We all know how important it is to keep ourselves hydrated during these warm months but most of us ignore the other things required to keep our body cool. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Summers are hot enough to raise our body temperatures even when we are not exposed to the sun. It is necessary to change our diet accordingly and there's a reason why your parents push to eat so many fruits during the day. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

We speak with three renowned wellness and nutrition experts and ask them about the importance of fruits in summers and how we should consume them. This is what they had to say.   <\/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":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"275","tag":"fruit"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"294","tag":"nutrition"},{"tag_id":"233","tag":"Summer"}],"brands":0,"slug":"experts-on-importance-of-fruits-in-summers","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"2772","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 Creative Ways To Include The Goodness Of Coconut Water In Your Diet This Summer","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"389","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Mar 23rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-03-23 11:39:37","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"flavoured coconut water recipes","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"37379","article_id":"2772","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_56340666933641.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

With the summer firmly at our door steps,  it's time to relish the wholesome goodness of coconut water. Coconut water as you may know, comes with the greatest of cooling and dehydrating properties and tons of minerals. Still there are some who may find drinking coconut water a tad bit boring and it is for them that we present some of the most refreshing recipes that include the delight of coconut water.<\/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":"102","tag":"Drinks"},{"tag_id":"39","tag":"Health"},{"tag_id":"158","tag":"health drinks"},{"tag_id":"233","tag":"Summer"}],"brands":0,"slug":"flavoured-coconut-water-recipes","authorslug":"georginadoray"}],"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":"3950","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"5 Much-Awaited Movies Releasing This November","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 16th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-16 08:44:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Movie Trailers Releasing In November 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52495","article_id":"3950","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_50036782418051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

2017 has given us a number of amazing films to watch and with just two months left, Hollywood still has some much-awaited features in store. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

From superhero flicks to adaptations of famous novels, here are five Hollywood films set to release next month, that have all of us excited for November. <\/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":"320","tag":"entertainment"},{"tag_id":"27","tag":"Movies"}],"brands":0,"slug":"movie-trailers-releasing-in-november-2017","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3944","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Here Are Our Thoughts On The Newly Released Trailer Of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-13 06:55:08","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Padmavati, Padmavati Trailer, Padmavati 2017, Snajay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati,","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52451","article_id":"3944","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_10639265787051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

One word - stunning! That's how we would describe the recently released trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie, Padmavati.<\/em> Banking on his signature style of opulence, Bhansali's visually appealing Padmavati <\/em>not only gives us grander set, a glimpse into the epic battle scenes, but also three of the most talented actors in Bollywood in all their royal glory!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Deepika Padukone's Rani Padmini shines as the Rajput queen of Mewar, who aims to stand by her king, Rana Rawal Ratan Singh's (played by the exceptional Shahid Kapoor) decision to protect not only his kingdom, but his queen, too, from a siege laid by the vicious Turkic leader, Alauddin Khilji, played by the extraordinaire Ranveer Singh - we've previously seen Padukone and Singh portray characters from royal families; however, this would be a first for Kapoor, who we have previously seen shine in Udta Punjab <\/em>and Haider<\/em>. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Although there's plenty of debate doing the rounds on the authenticity of the portrayal of Alauddin Khilji, there's no denying the striking similarities Singh's Khilji shares with a certain Khal from HBO's Game Of Thrones. <\/em>With menace lurking behind his eyes, Singh's portrayal of Khilji without uttering a single word has left us wanting for more! But that's not all; Padukone's portrayal of Rani Padmini is without doubt, the one we're looking most forward to watching!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

While we wait on Bhansali to release a couple more extended trailers and debate on the factual representation of these legendary characters, here's the trailer in it's full glory!<\/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":"52","tag":"Bollywood"},{"tag_id":"27","tag":"Movies"}],"brands":0,"slug":"padmavati-padmavati-trailer-padmavati-2017-snajay-leela-bhansalis-padmavati","authorslug":"glorymathew"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3924","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"TV Shows Returning In October That Are Worth The Wait","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"5","view_count":"14","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 5th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-05 07:01:59","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"TV Shows, Series Returning In October, Fall","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52255","article_id":"3924","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_83506872817051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The television networks and streaming services are all set to continue their popular series this fall. Fans who love binge-watching their favourite characters had to wait until October, but the painful interim is finally over and we can all plan our schedules accordingly. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here's our list of some of the most popular and much-awaited television shows returning this October. <\/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":"320","tag":"entertainment"},{"tag_id":"298","tag":"TV Series"}],"brands":0,"slug":"tv-shows-series-returning-in-october-fall","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3904","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"10 Scary Cartoons On Cartoon Network That Continue To Thrill Us All","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"13","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 26th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-26 08:01:22","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Creepy cartoons, Cartoon Network","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52049","article_id":"3904","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_74640093336051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

With the Halloween month around the corner, it's time to resurrect some of the old and forgotten cartoons that used to give us the creeps. The ones that haunted our dreams and continue to thrill us with nostalgia even now. Back in the 90's, horror visuals weren't just meant for adults. So what happens when the grim and terrifying find its way into our favourite cartoons on Cartoon Network? Simple! We watch them from under our blankets! <\/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":"190","tag":"Scary"},{"tag_id":"298","tag":"TV Series"}],"brands":0,"slug":"creepy-cartoons-cartoon-network","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3907","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":"Upcoming Animated Films That You Should Definitely Catch In The Second Half Of 2017","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"0","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 25th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-25 10:09:41","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Upcoming Animated Films 2017","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52036","article_id":"3907","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_55566983336051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Coco","description":"

Little boy Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, but since music is banned in this family, pursuing music looks like a distant dream. But this does not stop our protagonist to fulfil his destiny. As the plot unravels, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead where he unlocks the real story behind his family history.    <\/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":"269","tag":"short films"}],"brands":0,"slug":"upcoming-animated-films-2017","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3894","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":"Best Acceptance Speeches At The 2017 Emmy Awards","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"5","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 20th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-20 07:03:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Best Acceptance Speeches At The 2017 Emmy Awards","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51877","article_id":"3894","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_74606589885051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards this year saw everything from fun to heart-wrenching moments, but what stood up for us were the acceptance speeches of artists like Nicole Kidman, Lena Waithe and more, who spoke about things like domestic violence and prejudices in society. On that note, here are few speeches that were the highlight at the Emmys this year.  <\/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":"27","tag":"Movies"},{"tag_id":"298","tag":"TV Series"}],"brands":0,"slug":"best-acceptance-speeches-at-the-2017-emmy-awards","authorslug":"avinashkumai"}],"slug":"movies-tv"},{"subcategory_id":"28","subcategory_title":"Music","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3923","featured":"1","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":"1","view_count":"4","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3794","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":"Polka Picks: Indie Female Artists Alert","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"6","view_count":"9","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-18 09:15:44","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Polka playlist, indie female musicians","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50917","article_id":"3794","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_74688738303051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

With regard to indie artists, there is a colossal amount of exposure in the music scene of our country. One that emanates raw dedicated passion and welcomes a wide range of original works. With that being said, for today's playlist, we're all about the girl power! These talented Female Indie Artists are stirring the music scene with their unique talents and it's just the thing you need to embrace the 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":"3","tag":"Music"},{"tag_id":"237","tag":"Musician"},{"tag_id":"276","tag":"playlist"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"polka-playlist-indie-female-musicians","authorslug":"georginadoray"}],"slug":"music"},{"subcategory_id":"34","subcategory_title":"Books","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3874","featured":"1","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":"5","view_count":"5","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3799","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":"Here's Why You Must Get Your Hands On Rupi Kaur's Latest Book","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"19","view_count":"14","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 19th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-19 05:16:46","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Rupi Kaur's Books","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50931","article_id":"3799","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_75702169113051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

After taking by storm the reading world with her debut book Milk And Honey<\/em> in 2015, Rupi Kaur is back again to launch her second book of poetry anthology - The Sun and Her Flower<\/em>.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

And here’s why you need to be excited about it!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Rupi Kaur, an Indian born Canadian poet and writer came into notice after a controversy. Born in Punjab, India but brought up in Canada, Rupi internalized and understood the complications of life as a woman. In her poetry, illustrations, and performances, she pours out her soul and experiences of living life as a woman in this society. She is no doubt a poet of remarkable talent with the gift of poesy, but there’s something unique about her that makes Rupi the #1 best-selling author of New York Times.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Considering the daily existential quest, living a simple and happy life is not as simple as it sounds. We all are fighting our demons, internally and externally. But life and society have always been unfair towards one sex – the female. The female has always been thought of as mere commodities, a “thing” for males to use and destroy as per their conveniences. Though there are a million voices raised against this injustice all over the world, the crimes and biased behaviour towards one sex have always been a cause of distress.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What’s human race without a female? Why discriminate or destroy someone just because of their gender? Why are women nothing but a toy in the eyes of patriarchy? These questions have been addressed a lot of times in numerous ways, but then came Rupi Kaur and her unique poetry. <\/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"}],"brands":0,"slug":"rupi-kaurs-books","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3736","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"433","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Vrushab Rao","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"10 Indian Authors Whose Thrillers Will Keep You Up All Night","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"21","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Jul 27th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-27 05:06:06","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Indian Thriller Authors","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50324","article_id":"3736","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_83544241311051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Piyush Jha","description":"

A film director, screenwriter and a novelist, Jha is best known for his acclaimed bestseller crime-thriller novels, Mumbaistan, Compass Box Killer, Anti-Social Network and Raakshas and films Sikandar (2009), King of Bollywood and Chalo America.<\/p>","story_order":"4","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":"293","tag":"thriller"}],"brands":0,"slug":"indian-thriller-authors","authorslug":"vrushabrao"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3701","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"438","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Connected to India","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"I\u2019m both - Immigrant And A Teen Who Grew Up In The Diaspora: Sandhya Menon","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"2","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Jul 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-13 11:23:50","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interview with Sandhya Menon","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49904","article_id":"3701","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_15712364499941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

CtoI:<\/strong> How and when did you decide to be a writer?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Sandhya Menon:<\/strong> I’ve always written, ever since I was seven or eight years old. I used to have notebooks filled with short stories and poems (and badly drawn art!). So I suppose I never made the decision to be a writer; it just came naturally. I decided to pursue publication in about 2011 and began writing more seriously then.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"438","email":"tk@connectedtoindia.com","created_by_name":"Connected to India","imagepath":"14999445855967568918e26.jpg","description":"

Connected to India<\/a> is a Singapore headquartered online media company. With a team of experienced journalists and freelance writers we cover developments around Non Resident Indians (NRIs) and Indian diaspora from Singapore, Malaysia, US, UK and Dubai. Our engaging content includes subjects like entertainment, business, politics, SMEs, travel and tourism and lifestyle.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"26","tag":"Books"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interview-with-sandhya-menon","authorslug":"connectedtoindia"}],"slug":"books"},{"subcategory_id":"42","subcategory_title":"Humour","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3766","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"29","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Avinash Kumai","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Jordindian, A Humour-Based YouTube Channel That You Must Watch Right Now","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"6","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 7th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-07 06:24:58","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Best Videos Of Jordindian","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50635","article_id":"3766","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_26343911302051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Vineeth "Beep" Kumar is from India while Naser Al Azzeh is from Jordan. On their own, they might be ordinary, but it quite the contrary when they come together. Because when they do, they morph into one of India's most hilarious duo's on YouTube—you might know them by the name Jordindian—a humour-based video content channel, filled will well-thought skits on auto rickshaw drivers, traffic woes and more. If you are not aware of them, then please look them up, they are worth your time.       <\/p>\r\n\r\n

The journey of  Jordindian began with a simple statement, "Hey... let's make some videos." Since then, (May 2016) their work has scaled the pages of social media like King Kong on steroids! "If you smile, laugh and\/or lose your mind, we're pretty much doing what we set out to do... have fun and entertain," the duo signs out. Well, they are on the right track, for sure. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

On that note, here are some of our favourite videos from Jordindian so far.   <\/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":"278","tag":"youtube"}],"brands":0,"slug":"best-videos-of-jordindian","authorslug":"avinashkumai"},{"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":"3890","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":"15+ Women Painters From India Whose Creativity Knows No Bounds","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"1275","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":"299","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":"141","view_count":"396","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":"3808","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"7 Gifts That Your Musically-Inclined Friends Will Love To Receive","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"4","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 23rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-23 08:46:39","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"DIY for music lovers","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51057","article_id":"3808","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_76165543743051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Personalised gifting is all about adding a bit of personality to the gift.  So, if you're are thinking about gifting a musically-inclined person, it's only going to make their day better.  Instead of spending your savings on limited edition CDs or t-shirts, you can just take the DIY route and craft something that they can not only cherish for ever but the accessory will also have a musical background to it. <\/span> Check out these simple DIY musical themed gifts that will give you ideas for your special someone.  <\/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":"179","tag":"Celebration"},{"tag_id":"223","tag":"Gifts"},{"tag_id":"3","tag":"Music"}],"brands":0,"slug":"diy-for-music-lovers","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3796","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":"Love Surrealism? Then Fat Feed Zero Is The Instagram You Should Follow","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3009","view_count":"228","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-18 06:33:32","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fat Feed Zero Instagram","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50904","article_id":"3796","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_92300637303051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

If you’re in love with their feed, go follow them on Instagram here<\/a> or check out their website<\/a>.<\/p>","story_order":"4","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":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"289","tag":"instagram"},{"tag_id":"197","tag":"Internet"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fat-feed-zero-instagram","authorslug":"ishwaribasu"}],"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":"3876","featured":"1","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":"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":"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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3842","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"352","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Georgina Doray","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Doggy's Day Out! Bangalore Gets First-Of-Its-Kind Dog Park In Domlur","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"21","view_count":"26","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 2nd, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-02 05:56:46","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Domlur Dog Park, Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51384","article_id":"3842","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_92608992624051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

It's good news for our paw friends as the residents of Domlur have come together to create a first-of-its-kind playground dedicated solely to pooches and their owners.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

With the joint efforts of the pet lovers and The Ugly Indian, this garbage dumping ground has now been transformed into a canine friendly park that covers 4000 square feet of tail-wagging fun.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Located at Domlur Stage 1, opposite CPWD Housing Colony near HAL Airport Road, the park has now been named Domlur Dog Park. <\/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":"43","tag":"Dog"},{"tag_id":"42","tag":"Pets"}],"brands":0,"slug":"domlur-dog-park-bangalore","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3838","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":"Polka Picks: Weekend Activities In Bangalore","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"2","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 31st, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-31 07:55:18","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Weekend Activities In Bangalore","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51352","article_id":"3838","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_36990553614051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

With August drawing to a close and our salary on its way, it's time to make the weekend bigger than ever! Start the month with a bang and head out to these exciting events that will detox you from the stressful week that you leave behind. From creative workshops to stress buster pet adoption drives and night life party scene, Bangalore's indulgence is certainly an appetite for all! <\/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-activities-in-bangalore","authorslug":"georginadoray"}],"slug":"bangalore"},{"subcategory_id":"30","subcategory_title":"Delhi","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3929","featured":"1","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3954","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"444","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Aditi Parashar","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"8 Places In New Delhi Whose Golgappas Are Out Of This World","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"0","view_count":"0","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 18th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-18 07:22:45","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Golgappas Places In New Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52540","article_id":"3954","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_92626901138051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Jai Mata Di Chaatwala","description":"

This is a small shop that is quite popular for their chaat. This shop is located near the UPSC building. They have a loyal clientele and everyone who comes to this area definitely visits this shop to try their Golgappas. When here, also try their Bhalle Papdi, Tikki, Aloo Chaat, Kachoris and Pao Bhaji.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Location<\/strong>: Shahjahan Road, Near UPSC<\/p>","story_order":"7","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"}],"brands":0,"slug":"golgappas-places-in-new-delhi","authorslug":"aditiparashar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3943","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"443","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Tanusri Chakraborty","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"8 Interior Designers From Delhi-NCR To Look For, If You Are Thinking Of A Home Makeover This Diwali","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"68","view_count":"172","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-13 07:34:02","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Interior Designers From Delhi-NCR","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52430","article_id":"3943","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_16691596787051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Sunita Kohli: President of K2 India","description":"

Sunita Kohli is good as it gets. She is the first interior designer to be conferred with a Padma Shri. Her career started 40 years ago with a furniture design company and since then it has expanded into a research-based designing and architectural refurbishment.  She has restored many heritage sites across India including the Rashtrapati Bhavan. She started K2 India along with her daughter in 2010 and provides construction, restoration, architecture, furniture and interior designing services to her esteemed clientele.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Address:<\/strong> F-213\/D, 1st Floor, Old M.B. Road, Lado Sarai, New Delhi - 110 030<\/p>","story_order":"2","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":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"248","tag":"Design"},{"tag_id":"240","tag":"New Home Decor"}],"brands":0,"slug":"interior-designers-from-delhi-ncr","authorslug":"tanusrichakraborty"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3934","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"446","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Vidhi Jain","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"15 Food Trucks In Delhi Whose Delicious Menu Is Hard To Ignore","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"46","view_count":"141","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 10th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-10 09:33:52","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Food Trucks In Delhi, Delhi Food Trucks, Food Serving Trucks In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52345","article_id":"3934","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_07538837267051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"The Crazy Tucker","description":"

“The Crazy Tucker” predominantly offers Mexican cuisine (which isn’t a popular theme among the other food trucks) along with Chinese and Italian. Their Chimichangas are highly acclaimed and are also their hot-sellers. As for Chinese, they have a convenient option for meal boxes with a choice of either noodles or rice. They also offer sizzlers in three cuisines – Mexican, Italian and Chinese.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Location: <\/strong>Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurgaon<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Timings: <\/strong>6 PM to 11 PM, Tue-Sun<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Cuisines:<\/strong> Mexican, Italian, Chinese<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Cost:<\/strong> Rs. 300 per person (approximately)<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Contact: <\/strong>+919650631083<\/p>\r\n\r\n

 <\/p>","story_order":"7","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":"221","tag":"Delhi"},{"tag_id":"239","tag":"Delhi food"},{"tag_id":"38","tag":"Food"}],"brands":0,"slug":"food-trucks-in-delhi-delhi-food-trucks-food-serving-trucks-in-delhi","authorslug":"vidhijain"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3922","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 Dim Sum Places In Delhi For Those Who Are Fans Of Pan Asian Cuisine","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"23","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 4th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-04 07:13:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Dim Sum Places In Delhi, Delhi Food, Delhi Restaurants, Momos In Delhi","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52243","article_id":"3922","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_02632380017051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Royal China","description":"

Located on the 16th floor of the <\/span>Eros Corporate Towers, you'll surely feel “royal” when you look at the view from the outlet. Royal China is located in bustling Nehru Place and their food is worthy of royals. <\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

The Crispy Duck is a popular customer favourite, but if your taste buds are craving some dim sums, then order their unique Pork and Radish Dim Sum, which are fresh and oh-so-delicious. The subtle taste of pork with light seasoning is complemented by the kick of the radish. The Prawn Har Gao dumplings serve to be a hearty meal as there are full pieces of prawns in it, instead of the usually minced version used everywhere.<\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Price Range:<\/span><\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Vegetarian dim sum:<\/strong> Starting from Rs. 325 + Taxes<\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Non-veg dim sum: <\/strong>Starting from Rs. 375 + Taxes<\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Location: <\/strong>16th Floor, Eros Corporate Towers, Nehru Place
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Batman Delivers is another one of the one-stop-shops handing out just about everything you could possibly need. They're located in South Delhi and Gurgaon with 3 outlets for convenience and is open for business from 7 P.M. to 5 A.M. They have a host of paranthas<\/em>, rolls, sandwiches, etc. to choose from, along with soft drinks, milk shakes and ice creams. Party essentials and medical items are also up from grabs here.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Price:<\/strong> From Rs. 30 to Rs.180<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Timings:<\/strong> 7 P.M. to 5 A.M.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Customer Favourites: <\/strong>Paranthas<\/em>, rolls, and sandwiches.<\/p>","story_order":"6","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"}],"brands":0,"slug":"food-delivery-food-delivery-in-delhi-midnight-food-delivery","authorslug":"aditiparashar"}],"slug":"delhi"},{"subcategory_id":"31","subcategory_title":"Mumbai","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3958","featured":"1","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Paint The Walls Of The Slums Of Mumbai Through Chal Rang De","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"10","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 19th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-19 07:09:32","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Chal Rang De Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52583","article_id":"3958","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_72777566938051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

"It was love at first sight. I fell in love with this city, all of it, all the glamour and even the simplicity. But it always bothered me that the first thing you see when you land here, is the part of slumdog millionaire that we weren't very proud of and I wanted to change that." says Dedeepya Reddy, founder of Chal Rang De. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Anyone who wishes for a cleaner and colourful city can be a part of this activity. Show your artistic side at this activity by signing up on their website<\/a>. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

"The people who live there are amazing, hardworking citizens, who shouldn't be looked at any differently than you and I. Colours have this beautiful quality of instantly changing the way one looks at something. Our perspective towards the slums needs to change, and art, is how I believe, we can make that happen," Reddy adds. <\/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":"68","tag":"art"},{"tag_id":"174","tag":"Mumbai"}],"brands":0,"slug":"chal-rang-de-mumbai","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3953","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"186","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"If You're A Fondue Fan, Head To These 10 Spots In Mumbai","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"10","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 17th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-17 07:05:32","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Fondue Places In Mumbai, Fondue Restaurants In Mumbai, Best Fondue n Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52523","article_id":"3953","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_85199923228051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

On days when nothing works, fondue surely does. Quite literally, who doesn’t love gorging on pieces of fruits, pastries or even bread dipped in a large pot of silken, smooth cheese or chocolate? Sounds quite heavenly right? This popular Swiss dish has made a mark for itself in Mumbai as many restaurants here serve the best fondue in the city. Ever heard of Pav Bhaji <\/em>fondue or even Vada Pav<\/em> fondue? Don’t be surprised, because you get it all here.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Here is a list of ten best places that serve the best fondue 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":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"174","tag":"Mumbai"},{"tag_id":"245","tag":"Mumbai food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"fondue-places-in-mumbai-fondue-restaurants-in-mumbai-best-fondue-n-mumbai","authorslug":"snehalukka"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3941","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"186","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"7 Eateries In Mumbai Whose Wok Prepared Dishes Are Highly Recomended","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"7","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 12th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-12 07:25:25","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Stir-fry Places In Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52412","article_id":"3941","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_67762672977051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

With so many wok outlets mushrooming in the city, it’s difficult to not list the best wok places in Mumbai that ensure you enjoy a wholesome pan-Asian meal. In the last two years or so, stir-fry recipes are slowly becoming one of the most enjoyed meals in the city. Why? Because it's customisable and you can take it away in a quirky-looking box too. In a nutshell, a wok recipe is nothing but an assortment of vegetables, Chinese sauces and condiments tossed with noodles or rice. So to help you enjoy a delicious wok experience, here is a list of best places to enjoy them 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":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"174","tag":"Mumbai"},{"tag_id":"245","tag":"Mumbai food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"stir-fry-places-in-mumbai","authorslug":"snehalukka"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3900","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":"Here Are 7 Places In Mumbai That Serve Delicious Crepes","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"17","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 23rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-23 06:55:40","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Crepes In Mumbai, Crepe Places, Crepe Places In Mumbai, Resturants Crepes Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51950","article_id":"3900","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_29572749416051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Crepes might seem like a dosa to you-super thin and round. In reality, a crepe is a type of dessert that has originated from France. Crepes are usually of two types-sweet and savoury, made using wheat batter and consisting of ingredients such as butter, milk, cheese, eggs, salt, nutella spread, maple syrup and more. Mumbai excels at serving all types of food. Crepes, too, have become easily available here with the best crepes in the city. <\/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":"245","tag":"Mumbai food"},{"tag_id":"149","tag":"Restaurants"}],"brands":0,"slug":"crepes-in-mumbai-crepe-places-crepe-places-in-mumbai-resturants-crepes-mumbai","authorslug":"snehalukka"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3895","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"186","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Sneha Lukka","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"Get Your Gang Together And Head To These Gujarati Restaurants In Mumbai For Their Scrumptious Thalis","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"8","view_count":"16","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-21 06:43:36","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Gujarati Restaurants In Mumbai Serving Thali","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51892","article_id":"3895","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_76367595795051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Friends Union Joshi Club","description":"

A Gujarati restaurant known for its homestyle vegetarian meals, Friends Union Joshi Club is one of the affordable Gujarati restaurants in South Mumbai. The thali here is priced at just Rs, 200 and consists of 1 sweet, 1 farsan, 4 vegetables, 4 types of rotis, rice, khichdi, pulav and 2 types of dal and kadhi. Must try dishes here are: Samosa, Rasgulla, Gulab Jamun, Khichda and Sweet Dal.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Address: 381-A, Narottam Wadi, 1st Floor, Kalbadevi Road, Mumbai<\/p>","story_order":"7","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"}],"brands":0,"slug":"gujarati-restaurants-in-mumbai-serving-thali","authorslug":"snehalukka"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3892","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 Co-Working Spaces in Mumbai That You Should Look At If You're Starting A New Business","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"18","view_count":"54","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 20th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-20 06:58:57","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Co-working Spaces, Co-working Spaces In Mumbai, Coworking Places, Office Space In Mumbai","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51873","article_id":"3892","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_08225420985051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Innov8 \u2013 The Co-working Space","description":"

Innov8 is largely spread out with offices in six cities. They are dedicated to bringing a change to Indian co-working spaces. With a three-pronged approach of being centrally located, building a strong community and having a user-centric design, this space lets you focus on your work while they manage your hassles.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Timing<\/strong>: 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM from Monday to Saturday.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Rental<\/strong>: Flexi Desk for a month at Rs. 5,999, Dedicated Desk for a month at Rs. 7,999, Private Office for a month at Rs. 11,999 per person.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Location<\/strong>: Boston House 7th Floor Gundavali, Suren Road, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai - 53<\/p>","story_order":"11","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":"174","tag":"Mumbai"},{"tag_id":"130","tag":"work"},{"tag_id":"224","tag":"workplace"}],"brands":0,"slug":"co-working-spaces-co-working-spaces-in-mumbai-coworking-places-office-space-in-mumbai","authorslug":"kirtipanchal"}],"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":"11","view_count":"11","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":"3669","featured":"1","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":"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":"61","view_count":"86","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

 <\/p>\r\n\r\n

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":"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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3638","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"389","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Satarupa B","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"8 Bollywood Movies That Captured The Beauty And Essence Of Kolkata","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"8","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jun 27th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-27 09:49:52","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Movies With Kolkata As A Backdrop","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49225","article_id":"3638","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_40677456558941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Parineeta","description":"

This Vidhu Vinod Chopra film that introduced Vidya Balan had a famous shot of Princep Ghat and Victoria Memorial’s outer area. We see the former place in a song whereas the characters in the movie are seen savouring on Kolkata’s phuchkas at the latter spot. If you go back to the film, you can see the traditional dhunichi dance of Durga Puja as well a shot of the Hooghly River shadowed by the Howrah Bridge.<\/p>","story_order":"4","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"389","email":"satarupab7@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Satarupa B","imagepath":"1463741583573eec8fb3969.jpg","description":"

A Libran with an attitude that's mistaken for a huge ego, Satarupa is a softie deep down waiting to melt. A professional in the field of content and communications, she has been working her way around words for over 6 years now. A hard core Salman Khan and FRIENDS fan proves her diversity. <\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"193","tag":"Kolkata"},{"tag_id":"27","tag":"Movies"}],"brands":0,"slug":"movies-with-kolkata-as-a-backdrop","authorslug":"satarupab"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3602","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"388","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kripa Chowdhury","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"10 Places In Kolkata That Offer A Perfect Setting To Propose To Your Love","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"397","view_count":"1.3k","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Jun 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-13 07:29:59","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Places to propose in Kolkata","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48841","article_id":"3602","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_68772527337941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Thinking of proposing to your special someone anytime soon, and you're looking for a perfect location to do it? Then you have come to the right place! Well yes, the setting has got to be perfect. After all, this is a memory you want to be able to relive and narrate a million times. If you have planned to ask your love for a lifetime of togetherness at the City of Joy, then the venues are plenty in number. These locations are not restaurants, malls or hotels where you will require prior bookings. Just aim for a day when these venues are less crowded and your wedding proposal will definitely be a memorable one. <\/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":"75","tag":"wedding"}],"brands":0,"slug":"places-to-propose-in-kolkata","authorslug":"kripachowdhury"}],"slug":"calcutta"},{"subcategory_id":"36","subcategory_title":"Pune","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"2884","featured":"1","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":"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":"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":"199","tag":"Pune"},{"tag_id":"253","tag":"Pune Food"},{"tag_id":"280","tag":"recipes"},{"tag_id":"205","tag":"women"}],"brands":0,"slug":"favourite-recipes-by-top-pune-chefs","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"2418","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"301","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Lily Dechamma","title":"Start The Valentine's Day With Love By Making Any Of These 8 Easy And Yummy Breakfasts Together","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"17","view_count":"605","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Feb 13th, 2016","published_on":"2016-02-13 06:37:27","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"breakfast recipes for Valentine's Day","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"32630","article_id":"2418","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_71669414435541.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Every Valentine’s Day, couples look for different ways to celebrate. While some are extremely good at one simple thing that happens to impress both men and women all over the world - cooking. There are others, though, who have never tried their hands at making a meal other than two-minute noodles or sandwiches. For couples who want to start their Valentine’s Day by cooking breakfast together (Sounds romantic, isn't it?), we have some easy to make scrumptious recipes that anyone can cook in no time.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Read on to find out more!<\/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":"recipes"},{"tag_id":"231","tag":"Valentine's Day"}],"brands":0,"slug":"breakfast-recipes-for-valentines-day","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":"3845","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":"Escape To These 12 Hill Stations In Uttarakhand For A Refreshing Break","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"8","view_count":"12","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3837","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"410","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kirti Panchal","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"10+ Places You Should Visit On Your Next Trip To Chandigarh And Amritsar","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"40","view_count":"59","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 31st, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-31 07:56:32","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Places To Visit In Chandigarh And Amritsar","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51336","article_id":"3837","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_60552475614051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"3. Sector 17 Market","description":"

Your trip to Chandigarh is incomplete if you do not visit the popular Sector 17 Market. The market is spread across a large area with both established and local brands. One of the best stores in the area, Phulkari, houses souvenirs of Punjab, artistic products from the state and the famous Phulkari work. Apart from stores, the market also has a dancing fountain show which takes place almost every hour. <\/p>","story_order":"5","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":"38","tag":"Food"},{"tag_id":"177","tag":"shopping"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"places-to-visit-in-chandigarh-and-amritsar","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3786","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"432","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Pooja Bhatia","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"Head To These 8 Quaint Hill Stations In India If You Are Looking To Have A Serene Time","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"37","view_count":"55","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-14 05:49:14","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Hill Stations In India","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50812","article_id":"3786","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_44899159862051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Amboli","description":"

Amboli is situated at a height of 2200 feet in Maharashtra and is surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Sahyadri ranges. It is the last stop before you touch the coastal highlands of Goa. On one side of this small hill station is the Konkan coast and on the other side, Amboli fills itself with valleys.
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\r\nDuring the monsoon spell, Amboli turns itself into a misty sight, full of water flo in every corner of the hill station. It is a hill station to be explored on foot for its sunset point, waterfalls, and plenty of viewpoints like Sea View Point and the Kavlesad Point.
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\r\nGood time to visit is from October to February.<\/p>","story_order":"8","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":"145","tag":"alternate traveller"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"hill-stations-in-india","authorslug":"poojabhatia"}],"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

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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":"11","view_count":"21","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":"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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"1707","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"8","modified_by":"37","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Glory Mathew","modified_by_name":"Rashmi Adukoorie","title":"12+ Homestays In Coorg For Those Who Are Looking For A Picture-Perfect Weekend Getaway","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"589","view_count":"6.2k","comment_count":"4","created_on":"Feb 21st, 2017","published_on":"2017-02-21 08:26:12","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Homestays In Coorg","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"22872","article_id":"1707","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_95857545667841.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Coorg Calling? We would urge you to answer that. And We arent talking through our hat, because we have you covered on home stays you could occupy while you're there. Scroll through to see which one fits the bill (pun intended) for you.<\/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":"182","tag":"outdoor"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"},{"tag_id":"270","tag":"weekend"}],"brands":0,"slug":"homestays-in-coorg","authorslug":"glorymathew"}],"slug":"weekend-getaways"},{"subcategory_id":"41","subcategory_title":"Travel Tips","articles":[{"scalar":"","article_id":"3931","featured":"1","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3783","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"427","modified_by":"391","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Mitali Khanapurkar","modified_by_name":"Mayuri","title":"These 10 Historical Monuments In Maharashtra Will Appeal To History Buffs And Tourists","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"13","view_count":"18","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Aug 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-08-14 06:15:06","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Historical Monuments In Maharashtra","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"50793","article_id":"3783","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_47230690962051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"Bibi ka Maqbara - Aurangabad","description":"

Bibi ka Maqbara (Tomb of the Lady) is a lower budget replica of Taj Mahal. It is dedicated to the warm memories of Aurangzeb's wife, Rabia-ul-Durani and is an exceptional effort on the part of their son, Prince Azim Shah, to express his unparalleled love for his mother.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The beauty starts with the gateway. Inside of this gateway is carved all across from bottom to top. The ceiling and the designs above the lintel are fine examples of Bengal architecture. Various colours like green and red dominate the others. This is clearly a Mohammedan architecture, Persian in this instance. As this monument is a product of effort from Hindu and Islamic workers, we see a mixture in design. All these designs are made on plaster on top of black stone. It is not as fine as Taj Mahal, even then, Bibi Ka Maqbara is a wonderful structure by its own standards with intricate designs, carved motifs and beautifully landscaped garden.<\/p>","story_order":"9","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":"145","tag":"alternate traveller"},{"tag_id":"171","tag":"History"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"historical-monuments-in-maharashtra","authorslug":"mitalikhanapurkar"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3696","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"407","modified_by":"387","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Nupur Hazela","modified_by_name":"Av Nash","title":"6 Practical Tips To Make Sure You Travel Light Yet Don't Leave Anything Behind","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"2","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Jul 14th, 2017","published_on":"2017-07-14 07:39:05","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Practical Tips To Travel Light","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"49871","article_id":"3696","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_43667645299941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Part 1: Golden rules to travel with only a carry-on or a backpack<\/strong><\/em><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Are you one of those travellers whose suitcase is bursting at the seams, who pushes an overladen trolley on airports, pays extra baggage fee to the airline and ends up not using half the stuff from the suitcase during vacations<\/a>, If yes, then this post is going to be a life saver for you! For all those who are planning to travel for a few days, a week or even a month need to follow the golden rule of packing light and enjoying your vacations to the maximum.<\/p>","story_order":"1","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"407","email":"nupur_hazela@hotmail.com","created_by_name":"Nupur Hazela","imagepath":"14696840845799997442468.jpg","description":"

Nupur is an academic writer who has an experience of almost ten years. Married to an army officer, she takes full advantage of discovering new places, cultures, traditions and cuisines across the country. A mom of two, she is a night owl who loves to read. Keep dreaming and keep living is her philosophy of life.<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"145","tag":"alternate traveller"},{"tag_id":"58","tag":"Travel"}],"brands":0,"slug":"practical-tips-to-travel-light","authorslug":"nupurhazela"}],"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":"3959","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":"These Modern Day Couples Tell Us All About The Exciting Activities They Bond Over","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"3","view_count":"13","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 19th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-19 06:24:08","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"couple goals, relationships, couple style, couple, love","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52573","article_id":"3959","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_23665252938051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

"The things we do for love" the saying never dies and so do a lot of pretty weird things that couples enjoy doing together. Perhaps it's the sacred bond that seals all the deranged inklings or possibilities of some wayward path that takes love to new heights. But with all things said and done, in a way, the goofiness does account to memories like no other and sure hits the soft spot for us, the onlookers! Here are several things that couples do together as a form of bonding that sure taste like a spoon full of green envy.<\/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":"168","tag":"Relationship"}],"brands":0,"slug":"couple-goals-relationships-couple-style-couple-love","authorslug":"georginadoray"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3949","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"439","modified_by":"68","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Parul Kainth","modified_by_name":"MJ","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Abhijay Negi On The "Making A Difference By Being The Difference" Initiative","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"297","view_count":"860","comment_count":"2","created_on":"Oct 16th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-16 07:43:19","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Make A Difference, MAD, Abhijay Negi Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52484","article_id":"3949","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_93292619318051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

How did you come up with an idea of making your NGO ‘Making a difference by being the difference’?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

In January 2011, when I was 17 years old, I was sitting at home and watching television as that time my pre-boards just got over. While surfing channels, I came across a news channel and saw a documentary on the Bhopal Gas tragedy. The documentary showed that the victims of this tragedy, which took place in 1994, had still not given any compensation even after 17 years. After watching it, I had an impulsive reaction of helping these victims by sending them money. I thought of sending money to the victims by collecting money from each school in Dehradun. I wrote a letter to all the school principals and was about to send them, when my father made me realise that this thing won’t help. Why?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

A. I don’t have a bank account, as well as any known person in Bhopal.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

B. I won’t be able to collect an amount which can help all those victims as there were a lot of people who faced the consequences of the calamity.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Hence the idea to start MAD hit me when the idea to send money to Bhopal failed. I started to think if I really want to initiate a change in the society:<\/p>\r\n\r\n

A. Where is my best chance?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

B. What is the thing that I should be doing?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

As soon as I completed m schooling, I decided to go to National Law University, Jodhpur to pursue LLB. Before leaving, I called all my friends for a meeting. After a deep discussion, we came across many ideas to help the city and that is when we started MAD, on 8th June 2011, as a social activist group where we started working about all sorts of issues prevailing in the city.<\/p>","story_order":"2","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":"219","tag":"new people"},{"tag_id":"336","tag":"People"}],"brands":0,"slug":"make-a-difference-mad-abhijay-negi-interview","authorslug":"parulkainth"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3945","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"DIY Cinder Block Ideas For Budget-Friendly Home Decor","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"9","view_count":"24","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 13th, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-13 07:47:05","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"DIY Cinder Block Ideas Home Decor Interiors Furniture Gardens","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52443","article_id":"3945","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_48120750887051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Placing the blocks next to the wall and stacking them together can save more space and give a better look to the overall design of your garden. <\/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":"2","tag":"Decor"},{"tag_id":"140","tag":"DIY"},{"tag_id":"109","tag":"Garden"},{"tag_id":"110","tag":"Gardening"},{"tag_id":"240","tag":"New Home Decor"}],"brands":0,"slug":"diy-cinder-block-ideas-home-decor-interiors-furniture-gardens","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3917","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"447","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Kanika Dhawan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Rahul Maheshwari, Founder, Speed Meet, A Dating Platform","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"2","view_count":"11","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Oct 3rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-03 09:05:41","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Rahul Maheshwari Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52206","article_id":"3917","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_25794921207051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Can you tell us a little about yourself?<\/strong> <\/p>\r\n\r\n

I have been in the dating space for a couple of years now. In 2016, I was the co-founder and India head for DUS – a fun app that enabled South Asians to connect with each other; we sold it to WOO in 2017. Since then, I have been working with a dating group based in Hong Kong with regional offices in Singapore, London, Bangkok, New Delhi and more, apart from other projects in the same field.<\/p>","story_order":"2","featured":"1"},"author":{"author_id":"447","email":"sidhichadha1@gmail.com","created_by_name":"Kanika Dhawan","imagepath":"150666308059cddaa849300.jpg","description":"

Creator of cute things, preserver of pressies and lover of good writing - Kanika lives by Saul Bass's quote, "I will make beautiful things even if nobody cares."  She digs aesthetics and design, and hopes to set up a vintage fair company some day soon. Until that happens, her life revolves around digital content, endless cups of tea and conversations with buddies, and exploring new opportunities!<\/p>","facebook":"","twitter":"","rating":"0","favourite":"0","user_stats":[]},"tags":[{"tag_id":"216","tag":"dating"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"336","tag":"People"}],"brands":0,"slug":"rahul-maheshwari-interview","authorslug":"kanikadhawan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3919","featured":"0","featured_home":"0","created_by":"115","modified_by":"140","author_type":"1","created_by_name":"Anirudh Sudan","modified_by_name":"Anirudh","title":"Chat In The Cafe With Naomi Menon and Madhuri Mohan, The Psychologists Behind The Holistic Development Center, Merittude","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"115","view_count":"457","comment_count":"4","created_on":"Oct 3rd, 2017","published_on":"2017-10-03 08:11:17","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Merittude Interview","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"52213","article_id":"3919","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_26233939007051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Could you please tell our readers how Merittude started. What lead you to take up this profession?<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Madhuri: <\/strong>Being strong advocates of inclusive education, we always wanted to do something in this area and did not want to limit our services to any specific field. Therefore, we came up with the idea of having an inclusive holistic development centre where all children are welcome to discuss various issues that they are going through; be it career guidance, general counselling or remediation, we provide help and support to all the young ones.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

I discovered my passion for psychology a little later than I should have. Halfway through my dentistry course, I realised that I had a keen interest in the human mind and behaviour. So I quit dentistry to pursue my passion and now seven years later I am here with Merittude, following my aspiration to help children achieve their goals and bring more smiles to the world.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Naomi: <\/strong>The idea behind Merittude started years ago as an informal discussion between Madhuri and I. As both of us love working with children and young adults, we felt that an inclusive centre would be an ideal place for them to come and receive the kind of support they deserve. This idea came to fruition only about two years ago after we decided to quit our steady jobs and become entrepreneurs. The path leading to this profession was pretty straightforward for me, as I always knew I wanted to work with children and especially children who needed psychological support as I felt that was the area that was neglected the most. <\/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":"208","tag":"children"},{"tag_id":"261","tag":"Interview"},{"tag_id":"336","tag":"People"}],"brands":0,"slug":"merittude-interview","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3891","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 Indian Tech Reviewers That You Should Follow On YouTube For Your Daily Dose Of Technology","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"7","view_count":"11","comment_count":"0","created_on":"Sep 20th, 2017","published_on":"2017-09-20 05:53:16","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Indian Tech Reviewers On YouTube","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"51853","article_id":"3891","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_65763595885051.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Buying tech stuff and gadgets is a risky business, especially in India, considering the number of fake products introduced in the market every other day. To take away all your worries and to simplify this issue, we bring a few trusted tech reviewers on YouTube. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Let’s begin. <\/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":"131","tag":"Technology"},{"tag_id":"96","tag":"Videos"},{"tag_id":"278","tag":"youtube"}],"brands":0,"slug":"indian-tech-reviewers-on-youtube","authorslug":"jaskirankaur"}],"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":"3955","featured":"1","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":"5","view_count":"7","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":"197","view_count":"469","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"},{"scalar":"","article_id":"3584","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+ Dogs That Are So Incredible, They Deserve Their Own Instagram Handles","sub_title":"","overview":"","preamble":"","share_count":"30","view_count":"82","comment_count":"1","created_on":"Jun 6th, 2017","published_on":"2017-06-06 08:53:42","published":"Y","seo":"1","pagetitle":"Famous Dogs on Instagram","sponsored":"N","stories":{"story_id":"48642","article_id":"3584","media":"http:\/\/polkacafe.s3.amazonaws.com\/articles\/thumbs\/ti_125_67534088376941.jpg","media_type":"P","story_title":"","description":"

Who doesn't love to see a cute little face on his\/her phone? The face that pops up on our screen and makes us all go 'aww'. Today, we found some world famous celebrities on Instagram, who love running, fetching, wagging their tails, cuddling with their masters and doing all those things that melt our hearts. Here are some of the most popular dogs on Instagram, who will give you a million reasons to follow them right now. <\/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":"43","tag":"Dog"},{"tag_id":"289","tag":"instagram"}],"brands":0,"slug":"famous-dogs-on-instagram","authorslug":"anirudhsudan"}],"slug":"pets"}],"slug":"mixed-bag"}]};