Sunday, 11 April 2021

Curate Your Ensemble with Admirable Fabrics ft. Fabcurate

"Clothing is a form of self-expression, so define yourself in the best way possible." This notion completely resonates with my personal belief. Because i feel that clothes do have a significant impact on our emotions, overall confidence, and ultimately how you feel about your own self. In clothing, I prefer to wear something comfortable rather than unnecessarily expensive. That's the reason I like my clothing to be aesthetically pleasing and functional. 

Having said this, I also believe 'one-size-fits-all' is a total myth because every person is built differently. And over the years, I've noticed that getting a tailor made version for your clothing makes a massive difference  as compared to an off-the-rack piece bought from a store. So most of the time, I would choose to buy fabrics from local market and would get it stitched from my tailor master to create the perfect ensemble because custom-made clothing gives my personality a sharper look that endures. 

But what made my fabric shopping different this time is the 'place' from where I bought the fabrics for my summer outfits. While most markets and malls might have reopened across country, I'm still skeptical about visiting public places specially those crowded local markets due to current surge in rate of infections. So this time, I shopped from, a Surat-based online store, that houses an array of premium quality fabrics in attractive prints and patterns.

Fabcurate has a plethora of fabrics including plain, printed, embroidered, velvet, and peculiar crafts such as Indigo, Kalamkari, Ikat, Ajrakh, Tie and dye and many more. One can use those fabrics as creatively as possible like for draping, for creating ensembles like saree, kurta, shirts, for home décor and much more. 

What I loved while exploring Fabcurate that the maneuverability on the site is buttery-smooth. The entire product range has been thoughtfully spread across varied collections so that a person with specific criteria in mind could directly get an easy access to the product line of his/her liking and it saves loads of your precious time. You may also delve into choosing appropriate fabrics that would cater to your desired look to be created on certain festivals, outings, family-functions etc. Those looking for high-quality organic cotton fabrics must check out their summery prints that are not only soothing to eyes, but are environment-friendly too. 

After many hours of intense brain-storming for zeroing upon an item (yes, because you're bound to get lost into the mesmerizing world of chic fabrics), I finally chose to order two of the fabrics from Digital Print category. A Tusser Silk Fabric in Hunter Green And Beige Booti Pattern Digital Print Premium Swarovski Hand Work that I'm planning to make an Anarkali Kurta from & a Cotton Cambric Fabric in Aegean Blue And Olive Green Ethnic Pattern that would be suitable to design an 
elegant workwear kurta-pant set or a comfy coord-set.

As expected, I received my order within 4 days which is reasonably decent time. I appreciate that the brand packed the fabrics in a cloth bag instead of polythene bags.

The texture, weave, colour, print and overall touch-n-feel of the fabrics is really nice. Now I'm literally eager to get these stitched to precisely fitted garments that would bring out more individuality. 💙 

I would like to specifically remark here that Fabcurate is probably the only online portal that facilitates you to order the quantity of the fabric as less as just 1 meter without any restrictions of 'minimum order quantity' or 'minimum order amount', so that you may mix-n-match your ensemble the way you want to.

As a customer with completely satisfied shopping experience, I won't hesitate to declare that finding a piece of clothing that suits the picture you have in your head had been almost impossible, but not any more.

To purchase the finest quality fabrics to use for your versatile stitching projects, I highly recommend Fabcurate, because their vision is not just to provide its customers premium quality products, but also to push Indian artisans show their creative potential to come up with their own unique version of traditional Indian textile heritage with every fabric they craft.

Monday, 1 March 2021

Indulge Into Invigorating Morning Showers With Aroma of Roses

"Invest in your skin. It's going to represent you forever."

I'm a believer of the fact that healthy, glowing skin is not something to show off, but it's a protective shield you should enjoy to live in. To me, taking good care of my skin is certainly more important than covering it up under the layers of makeup. Because glowing skin is always in. And that's the reason I never compromise in quality of my skincare essentials and choose them with utmost attention especially towards the ingredients. These days, I've been treating my skin with a rejuvenating bathing kit with the natural goodness of roses. I'm so delighted with the indulgent pampering of my body that I couldn't resist introducing you to Delicate Rose Bathtub Spa Kit from the house of Bryan & Candy New York.

To begin with, I was amused by the exquisite packaging of these fragrant bathing essentials in a cute silver bath tub that sits really pretty on the bathroom countertop. The kit consists of four result-oriented products (along with a loofah) that will turn your morning shower into a refreshing experience.

On a morning, when your skin looks dull, you can optimize the appearance of your skin by taking your routine shower the right way. Remember! Getting glowy is all in the way you wash. As a first step to your shower, get the water temperature just right suited for the weather. Cleanse your skin with a gentle shower gel to get rid of dirt, pollutants from the top layer of skin. The Delicate Rose Bath & Shower Gel is one of the most sweet-smelling bathing gels I've used so far. Despite being a dry skinned person, I didn't feel my skin being stripped off natural body oil. Reason being, this shower gel is enriched with moisturizing ingredients Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Organic Aloe Vera along with Rose Water as main ingredient. The loofah that comes along in the kit gives richer lather to clean your body with little quantity. So I'm expecting this 300ml bottle to last for good number of days. 
Once the body skin is clean, that means you've actually primed it up for the scrub to do wonders to your skin. Use lukewarm water to soften your skin so that the open pores may release excess dirt and dead skin cells that have built up. The Delicate Rose Sugar Body Scrub, which is infused with Rose Oil and Argan Oil, has heavenly scent. Its grainy texture feels so good when you massage it on skin in circular motions and its particles dissolve gradually. The oils in the scrub leave my skin extra moisturized and nourished. This practice of exfoliation promotes new cell growth, but make sure not to be too aggressive or overdo it.
After the body, the next step is to splash your face with some goodness. For that, the Delicate Rose Face Wash formulated with Vitamin C, Rose water and Rose Oil is certainly the best deal. As you take out the mild pink coloured, gel-like face wash from the tube; you feel like having some eatable dipped in rose syrup. Seriously, the aroma is delectable and lingers on for hours even in your hands. The face wash maintains your skin’s oil balance with rose petal extracts, so can be safely used by people of all skin types. Everyday use can leave your skin lightened and brightened.
When your body is just out of the shower, it acts like a perfect canvas for moisturization, because damp skin helps you get the most from the formula. I personally adore the Delicate Rose Body Butter for its thicker consistency that seeps in my skin so quick. I'm in love with the feeling of suppleness that it renders after application. Pure Bliss! You may use this body butter enriched with Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid on your hands, elbows, legs, feet, neckline and everywhere else. With prolonged use, you would notice your cracked, flaky skin transforming into smooth n well-lubricated skin. Those with relatively drier skin would benefit more from this body butter than their usual body lotions.
USP of Bryan & Candy Delicate Rose Bath Tub Kit: 
Apart from the invigorating rosy scent in these shower essentials, that are destined to instantly uplift your mood, the star ingredient rose offers anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. The rose extract works towards cleansing and toning of your complexion, reduces blemishes and nourishes the skin in totality. 
The entire range of Bryan & Candy Bath Tub Spa Products in this kit is free from sulphate, paraben and other harmful chemicals. The brand doesn't support testing its products on animals. So you feel proud of using cruelty-free products while indulging into time-tested shower ritual with efficacious products.

Saturday, 20 February 2021 - A Trusted Name for Authentic Indian Handicrafts

"Handicraft is not just an art, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." 

Those who believe in this quote, will realize how beautifully Indian handicraft reflects the affluent cultural heritage of a region. Since I find delight in collecting beautifully crafted decor pieces for my home, I keep on exploring online portals that trade in various form of regional handicrafts. 

One such online store that I recently discovered is is a newly launched startup to uplift India crafts and with a hand-picked bespoke collection & to give economy workers a platform to spread their craft. This diverse store sells curated handmade decor accessories from all around the country to make your search for something creative and outstanding easier. Here, you would find something as small as a hand-painted terracotta diya to a handpicked thematic painting bearing striking imprints of ancient culture.

My Shopping Experience:
In the first glimpse of the store, I was instantaneously attracted towards artistically done Paintings from different states of India like Tampatra and Pattachitra paintings from Orissa, Phad paintings from Rajasthan, Mughal Paintings and much more. Each of those paintings have a distinct look that cannot be replicated.
But when I dived deep into the collections, I was awestruck to have found beautiful God pictures frames in 22 Carat Gold. These divine artifacts are a work of extremely fine and precious art that will appeal you in the first sight itself. 

Well! I knew this is something that should be brought home as a hallmark of our culture and finally I placed an order for Shubh-Labh Ganesh Lakshmi Gold Frame and metallic brass pyalis.
While placing the order, I also used a discount code on the website and redeeming the same was absolutely smooth and error-free process. I received the order confirmation via email right after order payment. As stated on the website, my order was shipped in less than 24 hours and the tracking info was shared over email to know my order's whereabouts. The order arrived on the third day with individual items well-packed and neatly arranged in a cardboard box.

A Closer Look at Product Quality of My Haul
I bought a Shubh-Labh Ganesh Lakshmi Gold Frame. It has God's pictures set in landscape frame. The frame has fine 22 carat gold-dust work of Lakshmi and Ganesha seated on lotus with a Shubh Labh at the sides and a Swastik in the middle, carved on a black glass sheetWith a dazzling golden look, that can be felt a little raised when the hand is run over, these divine artifacts are a work of extremely fine and precious art. 
The framed picture came packed in an elegant maroon velvet box which can be reused as a jewellery box or to keep your precious belongings. In my opinion, such classy handcrafted items make it a perfect gift for your loved ones on special occasions. There is definitely one to match your taste!
To compliment and complete my purchase, I also bought two Brass Pyalis that can be used to keep chandan, kumkum, akshad etc during pujan and other religious rituals. The pyalis are beautifully designed in an inverted bell like shape to keep it stable. The rings engraved in the middle of the pyalis makes it very elegant. Metal items like these are known to be durable and long-lasting.  
Other than the paintings and devotional items, there is an exquisite collection of terracotta pots in cute shapes, zari clutches & jewellery boxes, torans etc as well. Not to forget the tasty snack items and ultimate skincare and bathing essentials from some premium brands. Last but not the least, one must check out their festive collection where you may select gifting items for specific festivals like Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Rakhi, karwa Chauth, Christmas etc.  
I would sum up that through its #MakeInIndia initiative, is doing a wonderful job by sourcing authentic crafts from the hinterland of India and keeping lost legacies and forgotten crafts alive. All in all, is a shoppers' paradise for those who admire intricate handicrafts. Do check out their elaborate selection when you plan to shop genuine artifacts next time.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Premium Indian Handicrafts Shopping ft.

Tis' the season of gifting and treating your loved ones by gifting them right during festive season is sheer joy for most of us. But how about gifting yourself something nice and making yourself feel 'loved'. I genuinely believe in the theory of self-love and don't mind indulging in small things that bring me happiness, shopping being one of them.😉
So today, I'm excitedly sharing my recent shopping experience from an online portal that caught my eye mainly because of its diverse collection of traditional handicraft items as I always feel authentic handicrafts are not-so-easy to find online. 
Know Little More About
ExclusiveLane is an online craft company extensively born in 2012 out of pure love for handicraft products. The company handpicks exclusive handicraft products from rural artisans from different parts of India & exhibits diversity and heritage of India in the form of authentic products to urban consumers at an affordable price.  
My Shopping Experience:
ExclusiveLane retails items from varied categories viz. Tableware, Kitchen Storage, Showpieces, Wall Decor,  Pots & Planters, Candle Holders, Lamps, Jewellery and much more. So when I had to choose a few items for my first order with them, I literally had to spend many hours exploring their collections and finalize what to order. Keeping in mind certain budget amount, I had planned to buy one item. But due to discounted prices currently being offered, I decided to go for more than one. With loads of discussions with my family members, we finally agreed on ordering a couple of decor items for our sweet home i.e. a table lamp and a wall planter pot.

While placing the order, I chose Online Payment mode, as the company offers FREE SHIPPING on order placed via online payments. If you choose to go for Cash on Delivery, flat 99 INR is charged for shipping for India. (ExclusiveLane also delivers outside India and shipping charges are INR 999 per item in that case.)

I received the confirmation mail of my order as soon as I paid for it and the order was dispatched in less than 24 hours. The parcel containing well-packed cardboard boxes in multiple layers of bubble wrap was delivered at my doorstep on the third day itself, which was decently quick. 👍

As I opened the packaging, I really liked the fine finish and material quality of both the items that I had ordered. I'm keen to show you guys what I bought..
The first item is an elegant Pyramid shaped square tappered table lamp with artistically crafted Sheesham Wood on its base and Cotton Cloth wrapped over polyvinyl on its shade. I chose this lamp as it nicely compliments the color of my furniture and is perfect to lit an otherwise dull corner. The 14 inch size was also one of the consideration while selecting it.
The second item is a cute decorative owl-shaped wall planter pot.  This planter is from 'The Ferric Wonders' collection that is a set of garden décor comprising of 2 classic bucket-shaped detachable planter pots with a unique owl-shaped holder both made in galvanized iron which is rust-proof. I loved how the glossy finish of light-golden coloured planters highlights over the matte finished black coloured holder. 👌 This cute planter is an ideal decor piece to not just to fix on the wall, but can also be placed on the table or floor with/without holder.
I'm quite happy with both the items I bought as these are apt to enhance the look of any nook of my home or office, wherever I place them. 

To sum up, I would say is doing great job to provide economic upliftment to the artisans who are involved in preserving the heritage of the handicrafts industry in India. The company deserves an applause for being a supporter of #VocalForLocal. I highly recommend their services if you're looking for authentic handicrafts for yourselves or to gift to your loved ones. 🎁


Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Unmasking The Myths Around Palm Oil & The Industry

With a global pandemic taking the world by storm and forcing people to work from home, most of us have resorted to internet services to manage all sort of professional communication. That's the reason why webinars have become a staple for a seamless interaction with potential audience. 

Last week, I got an opportunity to attend a webinar organised by #MPOC (Malaysian Palm Oil Council) with around 40 renowned bloggers from different regions of India, where the key speaker Ms. Bhavna Shah (Country Representative, India and Sri Lanka, MPOC) dispelled some myths about #PalmOil and addressed the issue of incorrect information dissemination around whole Palm Oil sector. 
As someone who always advocate 'facts' over 'fallacies', I took up today to apprise my readers about so-called myths that were unmasked during this awareness webinar-

Myth #1 Large scale Palm tree plantation is primary cause of deforestation.
Fact - Palm trees grow naturally in tropical rainforest areas, but they are also being planted and farmed to produce more palm oil to meet the increasing demand of this versatile edible oil. With novel farming techniques followed by the industry, sustainably grown palm establishments have proven to be equally good for the environment like many other vegetable oil crops. 
Infact, there are regulatory bodies like MPOCC (Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council) that are actively working with supply chains to eliminate outdated, unsustainable farming practices for palm oil production in Malaysian region. On the lines of these practices, it has been mandatory for all Malaysian palm oil industry to be MSPO certified to ensure positive social, environmental and economic impacts. Moreover, palm oil trees may not necessarily be produced on large plantations causing deforestation, but can also be grown on smaller family farms called 'smallholders'.
Myth #2 Palm tree plantations threaten biodiversity.
Fact - Tropical forests, where palm oil is primarily produced, are home to several rare and endangered species like Orangutans, Sumatran tigers, elephants and rhinos. To secure lives of these animals in tropical habitat, the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) has set up stricter standards to allow palm oil expansion in a 'sustainable' way that doesn’t deprive vulnerable wildlife of its natural habitat in the wild and the palm oil industry is putting best practices into place to abide by the set standards.

MPOC has also set up Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund (MPOWCF), a scheme focused to fund conservation research program undertaken by experts from the academia, government agencies and NGOs who provide concrete assurances that oil palm cultivation does not cause deforestation or loss of wildlife and their habitat.
Myth #3 Palm oil harms your health and environment & should be avoided.
Fact: Palm oil is a versatile edible vegetable oil that comes from the fruit grown on the oil palm trees. For consumers, it's almost an impossible task to avoid palm oil because it’s used in almost everything from ice cream to instant noodles, toothpaste to lipstick and much more. Be aware that palm oil is an ideal substitute for partially hydrogenated oils and is also a good source of tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E that may help to protect you from certain chronic diseases, while delaying the body’s ageing process.

Also, from an environmental perspective, if you decide to boycott the stuff, that might not be so wise. Because no other crop can yield even one third of palm oil per acre planted. And along with using less land, the oil palm gorges on fewer pesticides and chemical fertilizers than any other vegetable oil source. So if you think oil palm destructive is to the environment, it may still be better than its alternatives.
Take home message:
Malaysian palm oil industry is a highly regulated industry currently adhering to more than 15 laws and regulations related to land acquisition, protection of wildlife, environmental impacts etc. 

I hope this awareness write-up will help put a check on careless sharing of un-researched views. We should take time to fact-check and understand the complexity of issues – palm oil or otherwise, before we propagate anything.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Revenge Never Ends : Poison 2 Web Series Review

Hey Netizens,
Have you heard of this show called, "Poison 2"? 
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It's one of the most beautifully framed web series that I've heard of and seen in recent times. This series recently premiered on ZEE5 Premium and gained momentum right from the first day. Since I had watched season one of the show, I was eagerly waiting for season two and completed the course as soon as it started airing 😅 Now lets talk about why am I all praises for Poison 2...

Noted director Vishal Pandya has come up with yet another adrenaline-filled perfect binge-worthy web series for the admirers of mystery thrillers that you would love to watch. #Poison2, an eleven-episode series, introduces the audiences with new faces and newer storyline. So even if you didn't get a chance to watch its predecessor, you're still in the game. 

Cast & Storyline: 
The web series opens up with the protagonist Aditya Singh Rathore (Aftab Shivdasani) winning the stakes at a race course owned by team ‘Josh’ comprising of her ex-girlfriend Sara, her brother Oscar (Vin Rana) and her husband Harsh (Zain Iman) leaving them with only motive of their lives that is to take revenge from Aditya. The plot unfolds episode by episode to reveal hidden agendas of each of the characters. You would be appalled to see the unexpected sides of their personality in each episode which outlines the fact that #RevengeNeverEnds. You would appreciate how the story moves at a decent pace which is not boring rather makes you want to binge more on it. 
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Speaking of performances, actor Aftab Shivdasani (who made his digital debut with this web series), has literally shouldered the show with his top-notch performance. Other actors too look so comfortable with Pandya’s directing style and show's dramatic tone. Rahul Dev as officer Sikander Malik and Pooja Chopra as officer Isha have managed to leave an impression within their limited screen presence to good effect. 
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The show actually serves as great entertainer with its colorful cast as all the actors shone in their respective roles. I hardly found any moments when the show feels drawn out due to actors' standout acting skills and creative storyline. It would be unjust not to give a special mention for cinematographer Ravi Walia who brilliantly shot stunning visuals that are lauded by audience all over. 

In short, those impactful poisonous dialogues, steamy scenes and intense dark emotions of jealousy, hatred, deceit, anger, and revenge really kept me on the edge of my seat till the last frame. I better keep the mystery alive and leave it for you to unlock the layers of the drama yourselves. So catch up with Poison2 and more such latest shows and movies on ZEE5, India's most loved streaming platform. 

Thursday, 15 October 2020

This Festive Season Liven Up Your Home With Elegant Wall Decor

"Home is where our story begins." 

No matter what a 'home' means to each of us, there is something nostalgic about the place we call home. I personally believe that home is not just a place to live in, rather it's a 'warm feeling' that fills your heart. When my husband and I made one of the biggest financial investments of our lives by acquiring our own home years ago, the joy of that possession was unmatched. The thrill of coming home every night has never changed since then. I feel proud of how my family has put everything together in our home not to show off, but to nourish one's well-being. 

With the festive season approaching, we've already started brainstorming for the heavy-duty task of planning home décor for the festivities, because this is that time of the year when our artistic capabilities come to the forefront and must be utilised to its best. Before I begin to pour in my ideas, I would personally recommend everyone to include wall decor in your home decor to-do list. Walls are a strong focal point for any room and a little extra touch to beautify them can transform your space from simply looking functional to an eye-pleasing one.

So here is a ready-reckoner for some elegant, cheery ideas to spruce up your walls that will leave your home sparkling with happy vibes this festive season-

Paints & Textures:
To add the festive flair to your home, start by giving your interior walls a fresh coat of paint to light up the otherwise dull look. Pick some bright colours for the muted corners and make them smile. If not willing to paint the entire room afresh, try giving a gleeful look to the room by creating an accent wall in a contrasting vibrant colour. I personally love textured paints, they reflect your personality and taste through your wall decor.

Well, while you're in for experimenting with stylish wall textures like Sand Swirl, Slap Brush, Pleating etc, always go for professional assistance like Express Painting service offered by leading paint company Berger Paints. They have a brilliant variety of designer interior wall paints to give your walls a rich look. You would be amazed to know that the brand has gone a step further to ensure good health of our families by formulating paints using the Carbon Zinc technology without any lead, mercury and chromium. 
Express Painting App For A Proficient Paint Service:
Berger Paints has recently launched its Express Painting App through which the customer can not only raise a query for painting service but can also monitor how mandatory Health & Safety protocols are being followed by company's safety-trained and certified executives and verified painters during the painting assignment. I won't mind asserting that selecting a globally certified paint and painting company has to be one of the wisest decisions one can ever make.
Wall Stencils:
Decorative stencils are one of the trendiest additions to your plain walls for that temporary, short-term refinement in the look and feel of your rooms this festive season. Choose from beautiful festive themes for every room and stick them in a brilliant pattern. Berger Paints has recently launched their iPaint range of wall stencils. You can recreate beautiful wall stencils like diyas, bells, flowers and make even the dullest corner or wall in the home brighten up. Infact, I feel that the beautiful ideas for DIY stencils are a distinct expressions of the imagination of a DIY enthusiast. The best part is that indulging in stencil decorations requires no prior experience, so gather some courage and embellish your walls like never before. 

Let there be Light:
Festive decor is incomplete without peppy lights brightening up the space. Decorating walls with strings of lights has become customary. This festive season, take a break from the ordinary and spice your space up with a bright décor focus piece. Such a glowing piece on the wall truly dresses them up elegantly and looks so lavish.

To sum up, when you do up your walls this festive season, don't be afraid to experiment with unconventional elements and make sure your decorations are the conversation starter this festive season.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The Edgy Side of Forbidden Love (Movie Review)

'Love' is the juiciest of all the emotions known to mankind. It gives you an unmatched adrenaline rush and drives you crazy with its countless odds. 

But as the saying goes, "Forbidden Love is like a Poisoned Fruit - sweet at first, but fatal down the road." 

Yes! it's not a fragrantly talked-about topic, but ZEE5 did a precise diagnosis of love through its recently released compilation of four short love stories portraying those dark shades of love that are considered ‘forbidden’ by society. 

With my growing interest in short stories, I watched all four enthralling ZEE5 movies in one go and here is a crisp review for the new-age audience to know the new rules of the game.

To begin with, you can sense the thought behind the movies from the title itself. #ForbiddenLove is an anthology of 4 love stories, directed by four accomplished directors viz. Pradeep Sarkar, Priyadarshan, Anniruddha Roy Chaudhary and Mahesh Manjrekar; each of which explores scandalous issues that crop up in so-called 'perfect relationships'.

Arranged Marriage, the first episode, is an apt execution of the life of a couple after getting into a conventional heterosexual marriage and is now disinterested in each other. The impressive performances in the movie featuring Ali Fazal, Patralekha Paul, Omkar Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Lily Chakraborty literally make your heart squeeze with the desperation in its tone. The movie leaves the audience to decide whether an homosexual is actually to blame for his feelings and is a reminder that we, as a society, need to work towards changing our perceptions around same-sex relationships.
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Anamika, the second episode, is a masterpiece by Priyadarshan, narrating the story of a middle-aged married woman finding love outside of her loveless wedlock. It's more of a relatable story of Anamika (played by Pooja Kumar) whose workaholic husband Vijendra (Harsh Chhaya) has got only some wordless looks to share with her and thus she falls in love with a much younger guy Ishaan (Aditya Seal). The movie fosters varied emotions of suffering, infidelity, self-destruction, lust and disgust that the lady faces as the story unfolds. The audience keep the seat grabbed tightly till the end to discover whether Anamika decides to return to her husband or moves ahead on her path with her love affair.
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Rules of the Game, the third chapter of Forbidden Love, easily wins my applauds for being the most fascinating of the lot. Rules of the Game presents a thrilling story of a 'committed couple' who wants to ignite the lost spark in their marriage. While the lady proposes role-play in bed to spice up their relationship, the couple falls into serious trouble when the rules of the game are broken. The movie is worth a watch not just to find out how the couple get out of deep-rooted feeling of regret, but also to witness the delectable chemistry between lead actors Aahana Kumra, Chandan Roy Sanyal.   
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Diagnosis of Love, the concluding chapter of the anthology, boasts of some of the brilliant actors such as Raima Sen (as Sudha) and Mahesh Manjrekar (as Vaibhav) in the lead roles. This medical thriller depicts an unconventional love angle between two medical practitioners Sudha and Harsh (Vaibhav Tatwaeaadi) where Sudha is cheating on her husband Vaibhav probably for not being able to bear a child out of their marriage. Each scene of the movie adds to the suspense when the story turns out to be a murder mystery on the other side. The end of the story is a twist you might not have anticipated otherwise and I'm leaving it for you to watch and find out.
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The base premise of the entire #ForbiddenLove anthology is such that it generates audience's curiosity and strikes the right chord with intense emotions. Every single episode is sure to keep you gripped to your couch till the end with unpredictable storyline. It's a plus for audience that all episodes are unrelated, so makes it convenient for you to watch one or all in a sitting, as you feel like. The brilliant actors have proved their mettle with excellent portrayal of their respective roles. Though the stories around dark side of love can be tricky to handle, but the direction has been quite mature and sensible. The anthology reminds me of a quote I read somewhere which says "No forbidden love ever is a warm morning after a shivering night. Rather, it is a slice of dusk with impending darkness, and learning to find the sun among the stars."