Rebranded: Too Slow and Lovely?

By Shivani In India Fair and Lovely makes around £400 million of revenue per annum. ‘Fair and Lovely’ is set to change their name to ‘Glow and Lovely’ in the next few months.  The Black Lives Matter movement has challenged police brutality and racism worldwide after the murder of George Floyd on May 25. For…

Do I Sound like I’m Being Dramatic?

Vegetarians only get food poisoning when they pray for 100 words a minute in shorthand and not world peace during a Havan (Hindu prayer ceremony to promote good vibes in your home.)  Every time I’ve told one of my friends I almost died of food poisoning last weekend the follow up question is; ‘are you…

10 stages of wearing a saree

It should be noted that none of your life skills to date have prepared you for this.   1. Excitement  The excitement is often affiliated with a hint of naivety. If I were to convey what wearing a saree is like in a metaphor, it would probably involve a cheating boyfriend and not knowing when…

The Tribe of Undomesticated Goddesses

Kanjak is an ancient Hindu Festival that is rooted in uplifting young unmarried girls to the innate status of Goddesses according to the Hindu tradition. It affirms the idea that daughters are the reincarnation of Goddess Laxmi and are destined to bring luck and prosperity to the family they are born into. Like most young…