In Conversation With Young Heartthrob, Kartik Aryan
A rank outsider, Kartik Aaryan has finally found his feet in Bollywood. In a freewheeling chat, he tells Nikshubha Garg about his struggling days, female attention, directors on his wishlist, and more.
The Road To Sustainable Travel
People all over the world are travelling more than ever. However, the planet has finite resources, which are on a rapid decline. This is evident with the impact of global warming that is causing polar ice caps to melt and changing the rainfall pattern. Therefore, a sustainable mode of living is the urgent need of the hour. While fashion houses and hospitality industries are already implementing this fervently, the travel sector, too, is not far behind. Our experts tell you how to keep exploring without denting the ecological balance, and reducing your carbon footprint by adopting eco-friendly measures.
If your dream of floating a start-up has been hamstrung by lack of funds, this dossier of government and private schemes is here to help.
Of STRENGTH and SISTERHOOD
COMPASSIONATE, SUPPORTIVE AND SELFLESS—THESE WORDS, IN THEIR TRUEST FORM, ARE A REFLECTION OF THE BOND SONALI BENDRE SHARES WITH HER FRIEND, SUSSANNE KHAN. IN A CANDID CHAT WITH SUKRITI SHAHI, THE ACTOR/AUTHOR TALKS ABOUT FINDING SOLACE AND STRENGTH IN HER GIRL GANG DURING TOUGH TIMES.
NOT WITHOUT MY GIRLS
The solace and strength that our girl squad gives us to deal with love, life and other things, is unparalleled, finds Shilpa Dubey
Glitz and glamour
The sixth edition of Femina Stylista South 2020 celebrated some of the finest in fashion and beauty, reports Madhu Daithota
I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU
Bharti Gehani and Honey Lulla run India’s first and only wheelchair-friendly salon in Mumbai. Friends since college, the two have been with each other through crests and troughs of life. Anindita Ghosh chats with them
Lean On Me...
... when you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on,” sang legendary singer-songwriter Billy Withers. Who doesn’t need a girlfriend? In fact, be it friends, mentors, colleagues, bosses or mothers-in-law, women lifting each other up is perhaps the best support, therapy any woman would ever need. Femina’s Women’s Day big story brings you inspiring stories of strong bonds between women who stuck it out through thick and thin, nudging you to remember your own
Beauty lies not only in the eyes of the beholder, but also in the genes. Apart from external factors, the DNA makeup of a person dictates skin concerns and its ageing process, says Sukriti Shahi
Everybody does it; nobody really admits to it. But, the fact remains, we should be proud of our skills between the sheets, even if we’re the only ones under them, says Charlene Flanagan
Divine danseuse, ACE ACTOR
Even at 70, Indian cinema’s original dream girl Hema Malini is bursting with energy, juggling a full life with politics, dance, and cinema, all occupying centrestage, finds Neeti Jaychander
What Makes Sisterhood Special
From fighting over books and clothes to being each other’s pillars of strength, sisters share a unique bond. Radhika Sathe-Patwardhan explores what makes this relationship special
THE DARK WEB
All Pattathil Dhanya Menon, India’s first woman cybercrime investigator, wanted to do was to dance. She took up the profession on the insistence of her grandfather. She shares her journey with Shraddha Kamdar
Nothing to hide
Paromita Gupta, a 30-year-old marketing professional battles alopecia, but refuses to be looked at as a victim. However, getting there took years.
DASH TO VICTORY!
Star sprinter Hima Das speaks to Hemchhaya De about her Olympic dreams and what motivates her to keep going
Is There Anything Shraddha Kapoor Cannot Do?
She can act, she can sing, and she can pop and lock like a pro. Is there anything Shraddha Kapoor cannot do? Ruman Baig chats with the young firebrand to find out what makes her tick.
Common Ways People Sabotage Their Physical Relationship
Hemchhaya De lists common ways in which people tend to sabotage their physical relationships
Why And How Women Should Manage Their Money
Neeti Jaychander discusses why and how women should manage their money, and understand investments, savings and markets better
Health At Your Fingertips
Entrepreneur Neiharika Rajiv tells Hemchhaya De why she felt the need to launch a unique healthcare platform, SuvidaCare
In the midst of the festivities, mixologist Sonali Mullick is challenging convention, raising the bar, and leaving her guests in high spirits, finds Charlene Flanagan
LOCK, STOCK, invest!
The stock market sounds enticing, yet elusive to many. Shraddha Kamdar gives you the lowdown on how to let your earnings rise with it
SKY'S THE LIMIT
Anny Divya is the youngest Boeing 777 commander in the world. Anindita Ghosh chats with her SKY’S THE LIMIT
In season now, strawberries bring a burst of flavour. Enjoy them in different ways using these recipes
Dealing With Dating Anxiety
Suffering from dating anxiety? Neeti Jaychander tells you how to deal with it
Splurging On Beauty: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Navigating through the myriad options available in the beauty aisle can be both, tempting and confusing. Shruti Shukla shares basic guidelines from industry experts to help you ace beauty budgeting
Common Sex Related Fears And How To Deal With Them
Sex should be a pleasurable activity. But sometimes it can be a source of deep anxiety among women. Hemchhaya De lists the most common fears and how to deal with them
How To Survive A Slow Down
Financial pundits are predicting a gloomy time ahead for the global as well as indian economy. Nobody can argue numbers as growth figures continue plummeting with declining gdp figures, and inflation hits all-time high. Survival instincts should kick in now, as we propose you step up the game and take all measures to stay afloat in this period of uncertainty. Femina speaks to a few financial experts on how to secure your money during this economic slump
Of Trauma & Triumph - Deepika Padukone and Laxmi Agarwal
What do Deepika Padukone and Laxmi Agarwal have in common? They both possess unparalleled grit and determination to overcome obstacles. In a freewheeling chat with nikshubha garg, they open up about being women, their low moments, and learning from each other
NEW DAY, NEW YOU
This year, make self-care a priority with Femina FLAUNT Studio Salon. Shruti Shukla takes you through this luxurious space that’s redefining salons, riding the wave of holistic wellness, and taking the legacy of Femina to new heights