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Shilpi Madan

Shilpi Madan

Luxury and lifestyle journalistshilpikakkar@gmail.com
The author is a Mumbai-based senior luxury and lifestyle journalist, and a parent in progress.

By Shilpi Madan

My social nutrition: How I finally found my halo

The quirky twitch, irreverent boo, strained smile, frugal monosyllables — the mask cloaked them all.

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My clean relationship with my nails will survive umpteen lockdowns

I may not be missing the monthly salon trip, pandemic upheavals et al, but my mani hasn't lost its mojo!

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Why I have fallen in love with my mask

Homing in, the mask has miraculously morphed into a wicked cloak for all my nefarious articulations.

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My jaunt with jeans: Why a pair of denims is my best friend

Slipping into the right pair of jeans is like settling down with a dishy partner.

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The New Year New Me is all for #JOMO over #FOMO

The past few days into the new year have winged in a new realisation, I love my own company more than ever. I am increasingly growing into a happy loner.

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Inch Scape: Flab or fab, you have to be who you want to be

Forget the quips and quibs, desist from looking for validation and treat yourself like someone you love. Remember who you want to be. And be the person you want to be. Nothing else matters.

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How I survived silly dye experiments to make peace with the grey

Why dye? My hairstylist surprisingly sniffed in disapproval each time I broached the subject of colouring my locks.

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How Punjabi glued us together, across generations and countries

Robust, rugged and sometimes rib-tickling, Punjabi and the ability to converse in it is a pivotal ice-breaker. I speak from experience.

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Privacy as a parent? What's that?

When you have children, you sign over your right to privacy. It is an instant process, with no clauses attached explaining when you might possibly retrieve it.

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Par ridiculous: Chasing the supermom chimaera

I am a born survivor. I may not have done a PhD in maid management, but I certainly hold a diploma in dividing time to strategise smart — the only sliver to skim along these challenging times.

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Bappa goes online: How it has been a long ride for Ganapati

From the throbbing Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav powered by freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak to unify the population, to the present day e-Ganapati pooja. From eco-G to e-G.

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