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Why Give Makeup A Bad Name?

Why Give Makeup A Bad Name?
Makeup often gets a bad name, its either misunderstood or misused or mistreated and more often than not makeup is left defenseless without anyone taking it's side. I speak about makeup like its a real person because for me it is, it is my best friend for life, it is my confidant and it is something I turn to when I at my lowest lows or the highest highs, when I have revenge on my mind or when I am simply blinded by passion...

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Vacationing Without My Husband

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Vacationing Without My Husband
I never thought I'd be writing on this topic ever but something happened a few days ago and it got me thinking... I realized that my vacationing without my husband was actually something that was being talked about by *climactic silence* my own relatives.
So I thought I'd initiate a discussion with anyone who chances upon reading this article of mine...

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Feminism - Pseudo or Otherwise

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Feminism - Pseudo or Otherwise
Feminism is perhaps the most jaded word in India right now and it can boast of a lifespan (with or without relevance) that is much higher than the term "intolerant", which had taken the Indian masses by storm a few months ago...

Everyone has something to say about it. Some are for it, others prefer to stay away from it while many make a daily "living" off it on social media... Whatever the reason, Feminism is sure a favorite, to love or to hate.

So what is Feminism really and do we really understand it?
"The advocacy of women's rights on grounds of equality of the sexes" is how Google defines Feminism but are we misunderstanding it?

My instagram profile gives a lot of information about my personal life, from my profession to my hobbies to even my sun sign and I have many a times thought of adding the term "Feminist" somewhere in there as well. And every time I get such a thought, I ref…

Social Media - Yay or Nay?

Social Media - Yay or Nay?
ISLM Writer: Sabista
In a world full of Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram and many more, should we feel blessed or cursed? An application like Skype can nurture long distance relationships and bring two lovers closer, while an application like WhatsApp or even plain old Messenger can make it so easy and accessible to dump your partner without an explanation. I’ve seen people get married on Skype and break-up on email, I’ve seen people hook up on Tinder and start new romances on Facebook. Is it that simple these days? Can love start with just a friend request? Is it so easy to catch a hold of a one night stand partner, because all you have to do is swipe left or right?

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: To Be Or Not To Be

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: To Be Or Not To Be
ISLM Writer: Sabista
You spend over one half of your life finding out who you are and what your personality is. Some people are loud and flamboyant, some silent and quiet, some angry and impulsive. Whatever you choose to be is ultimately what you are. Over a course of time, you need to take up responsibilities and new challenges where you are expected to adjust and adapt. Adjusting and adapting is OK but there are certain jobs, responsibilities, duties or people who expect you to change your entire state of being or attitude to fit their needs. Is this right though? Should you change yourself and your personality to fit the requirements or criteria of someone else?

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Are You Ready For The Summers?

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Are You Ready For The Summers?
ISLM Writer: Sabista
Social issues, social issues and social issues. That’s all we’ve been discussing in our coffee breaks. Let’s take a break and concentrate on beauty for a bit. Here are ten beauty and skin care hacks that will help you survive through the summers and make sure you’re as fresh as a daisy all through!

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: When I Grow Up...

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: When I Grow Up...
ISLM Writer: Sabista
As kids, we have so many dreams and aspirations, to become someone or do something that makes our heart content. Over the years of growing up and taking responsibilities, we forget what truly makes us happy and give into the monotony of life. We forget the passion that drives us and start living life like a chore. We ignore our talents to make a livelihood and get lost in the race of life. This results in unhappiness and living a life of regret. No matter what you do or how much you earn, you never really feel content until you do something that makes you happy. Passion drives a person and quenches the thirst of the soul.

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: What It Feels Like For A Girl

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: What It Feels Like For A Girl ISLM Writer: Sabista
As a woman, I have a lot of cravings, especially ones that pop up post-midnight and having a husband who loves to snack too, life is amazing in terms of post-dinner meals. The best part about going out to eat at midnight? Street food! You can wear your PJs and hop into the car and eat inside the comfort of your car. It is so perfect, isn’t it? Not really. We live in a place where food can be sold at midnight, but a woman cannot feel safe consuming it, out in the open, at midnight; even if she is accompanied by a man. We live in a day and age where a woman who gives birth to mankind is rewarded by dirty stares and cat calls.

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Depression is Real!

Depression Is For Real
ISLM Writer: Sabista
You fall sick, you get weak, you have headaches, you cannot get up, your head is dizzy, you pass out, you’re taken to a hospital, tests are run, your blood reports are normal…
What happens when your whole mental and physical self is falling apart and yet every medical report comes out normal? What happens when the world thinks you’re acting, when in reality, on the inside, your whole being is in turmoil. Everybody thinks you’re the girl who is crying wolf, when in reality, you’re just in a state where your insides are burning up but you have no physical evidence to prove it.

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Till Dishes Do Us Apart

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Till Dishes Do Us Apart
ISLM Writer: Sabista
As a woman, you are automatically assigned the duty of maintaining the perfect balance between home and professional life. Whether married or unmarried, there are certain responsibilities on you, as a woman, to take care of. You’re expected to be in sync with all responsibilities and be harmonized with everything. Basically, you’re supposed to be the happy and cheerful actresses from TV commercials who wash, cook, clean and handle an entire professional career with a smile on their face. And God forbid, if you are ever having an off day and just want to be by yourself or not so cheerful and just want to be left alone, you are considered to be PMSing.

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Who Is The Fairest Of Them All?

Who’s the Fairest of them All?
ISLM Writer: Nivedita
Kangana Ranaut is making headlines again, thanks to her latest movie—Tanu Weds Manu Returns. However, this article is not about this movie. As soon as news of this movie being a nice entertainer broke out, a piece of news was circulated in leading dailies and all over social media, which made me sit up. I’m sure you all have read it by now. Still let me reveal it for you—Kangana apparently refused a fairness cream endorsement worth 2 crores.

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Easy Saving Tips for the Compulsive Spender

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Easy Saving Tips for the Compulsive Spender
ISLM Writer: Nivedita
In the last post that was also the first post of the Women and Finance series, you read about the importance of financial independence for all women. I hope you liked reading it.
Now let’s move on to the next part—some basic rules that a compulsive spender can easily apply and follow to enjoy a smooth financial life.

Coffee Breaks with ISLM: #MyChoice and My Take On It (Vogue Empower Video)

Coffee Breaks with ISLM: #MyChoice and What My Take Is On It
So everyone's talking about it... if you haven't yet watched then I'd suggest you to do so... Just google 'Vogue Empower Video Deepika Padukone My Choice' and you'll be directed to the video... I'd recommend watching the video multiple times on different days...

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: 12 Reasons For Women To Be Financially Independent

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: 12 Reasons For Women To Be Financially Independent
ISLM Writer: Nivedita
It’s that time of the year, ladies. Now that I have your attention, let’s focus on finance.
Yes, a financial year has ended, giving way to the beginning of another one. Yes, this post is dedicated to Women and Finance. Let me tell you that this is the first of a series of posts on Women and Finance in general.

The Little Sweet Things - Valentine's Day Special

The Little Sweet Things - Valentine's Day Special!
ISLM Writer: Nivedita
Valentine’s Day is just a day away and I’m quite sure all of us are reeling under high fever of love. Whether you are single, single and engaged or married, we all love to pamper and be pampered with love and gifts (if possible) on the 14th day of February, each year, isn’t it? 

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: 7 Ways to Beat Monday Blues

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: 7 Ways to Beat Monday Blues
Do you dread every Monday morning that comes your way? Well you aren’t the only One doing so. Most of the working (should it be employed?) population suffer from this syndrome every Monday morning. In fact, until a couple of months ago I used to feel down the moment the clock struck 7pm on Sunday evening. I’d literally tell myself… ‘weekend is over and oh Monday I hate you..’!

Coffee Breaks with ISLM: What I Think of Marsala

Coffee Breaks with ISLM: What I Think of Marsala
So Pantone announced the color for 2015 to be Marsala and even though i am not the one to actually show much interest in the colors of the year but when this robust, earthy shade of wine was announced, I just had to talk to you guys about it...

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Fashion & Style Sensibilities

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Fashion & Style Sensibilities
Guest Post By: Priyanka
Have you ever caught yourself judging another woman’s fashion choices and going, “Man! What was she even thinking when she stepped out of her house? I wouldn’t be caught dead in that!” This happens because the woman most likely thinks that she looks fabulous, you have conflicting style sensibilities and that certainly can’t be helped. For someone grunge fashion looks utterly chic but to another, it might just look like “homeless-du-jour”. Being someone who prizes a sense of individuality, I say, go with what you think works. The world be damned! As Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Fashion fades but style is eternal.”

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Whitewashing Women!

Whitewashing of Women in Advertisements
Guest Post By: Priyanka
Ever looked at that fairness cream advertisement on the front page of your newspaper and wondered who the hell the Caucasian looking woman is? From previous experience, I can say that it would be some Indian woman along the lines of Deepika Padukone, Asin or even Priyanka Chopra!

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: BFF - Best friend forever or Brutal Force Field?

BFF: Best friend forever or Brutal Force Field?
Guest Post By: Priyanka
We all have had numerous best friends or the horribly babyish “besties” throughout our life. These friends were generally the people who understood us perfectly, conversation was never stilted with them and they were always there to have our back. But what about the give ‘n’ take that all relationships in modern times are about? What are the meager expectations that a best friend has for you? This is one question that I was always left floundering trying to answer.