Decor Styles Archive

From mother’s ruin to modern tipple: how the UK rediscovered gin

Gin parties, gin menus, ginvent calendars and even a Ginstitute hotel: the UK’s renewed passion for all things gin is fast creating a whole new industry. There are 315 distilleries in Britain – more than double the number operating five years ago. According to

Tracking Tamil Nadu’s traditional candies

A tiny shop in a street corner, with strings of small packets, and lines of jars filled with colourful candies: my mind instantly goes to Honeydukes candy shop in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Tamil Nadu has a rich tradition of candies, which

‘Modern Family’ Bosses on Why the 200th Episode Is ‘Mostly a Show About Death’

In the era of peak TV, it is no small feat for a series to reach 100 episodes, let alone 200, but it is an achievement that “Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan considers more of an “industry milestone than something our audience truly cares about.” Therefore,

A health scare sees Modern Family musing on death (in a fun way!)

There’s a lot of potential in “Dear Beloved Family,” an episode that, early on, sees Phil Dunphy rushed to the hospital with inexplicable and sudden stomach pain. After the episode gets past its rather silly, paint-by-numbers cold open—Phil has weird ideas for family traditions

Bharatendu Harishchandra: The man behind modern Hindi

In 1757, on the eve of the historic Battle of Plassey, a merchant called Amir Chand threw in an alarming demand at Robert Clive’s table. “Omichund”, as the English knew him, had served the East India Company, assisting in their shaky relationship with the nawab of

Draft Bill Allows Ayurveda, Homeopathy to Switch to Modern Medicine After ‘Bridge Course’

The draft bill was introduced by Union Health Minister JP Nadda to replace and subsume the Medical Council of India (MCI). The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new

Love Calls, and So Does the Priesthood

I met the priest, or rather the man hoping to become one, in a stationery shop in SoHo where I worked. After a few flirtatious interactions over pencils, he gave me a handwritten letter asking if I would like to go for a walk.

Décor trends for 2018

If you’re thinking of giving your home a new look, keep reading. Vaibhav Jain, CEO of Deco Window, shares décor trends for 2018 that you can incorporate into your home interiors. The Mandalas : Mandalas will be big in 2018 and mandala-inspired elements will be

A Bathroom Vanity Where You Can Feel More Attractive

The all-white bathroom has been around forever. It’s a timeless look that asks nothing of you and gives little design excitement in return. A sophisticated, well-decorated bathroom has no rival.  You have experienced this first-hand every time you’ve stayed at a fashionable hotel with

Home decor: a limited budget needn’t hold you back

Pops of colour were added in the living room with two art deco chairs bought for just Dh65 each Tasked with furnishing a late 19th-century penthouse apartment in historic Budapest, a city I had not previously visited, presented a unique set of challenges. Not