It’s a sweaty Friday afternoon – but we are indoors, wolfing down second helpings of chicken schezwan noodles, and trying to get the waiter to get our drinks (two large pegs of rum with a little cola, topped all the way with ice) to our table. The air is heavy with cigarette smoke and endless chatter – you can smell the waywardness of our lives. I want to ask him whether he would like to share a smoke – but first, I have something more important up my sleeve –
In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
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Do juice cleanses really help? ( A bit.) Is Bradley Cooper a great conversationalist? (Not really.) What is ‘a soul mate who isn’t’ called? (A soup snake.) Mindy Kaling answers these and many more questions in her second book, a book so ridiculously charming and funny that you wish you could marry it (I already tried.)
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The New Year might have come and gone, but winter is still here – and like that pesky boy who never understands a no, it isn’t going away anytime soon. Considering we aren’t Elsa from Frozen, and the cold does bother us, there’s just one simple thing to do – as the mercury dips, it’s time to invest in some winter essentials. We have one simple rule for you: don’t be lazy and just spend some money for once, instead of wearing the same (read: raggedy) clothes that you wear every winter. You don’t think people notice? Well, hello, Facebook memories.
Do we have something to help? But obviously. Our resident fashion expert and style icon, The Guystyler picks out five winter essentials that every man must stock up for the chills (not necessarily the ones you get when you make a fashion faux pas though):
An overcoat – It might not be New York, but the weather in India is as unreliable as it’s traffic – more so, if you’re one of those single men who do not have a hot boy next to them to keep warm, this is an absolute must-have.
Dark Denims – The Guystyler personally love wearing torn jeans (Side note: but then again, he also tells me that the hair on his legs is not enough to keep him warm when it gets cold) Well, considering we aren’t bears (the animal kind), we must all invest in a pair of well-fitted dark denims for the season. The best part is their versatility – wear them casually with a bomber jacket or go for a semi formal look with a crisp shirt tucked in and a shawl collar sweater.
Leather Jacket – As hot and masculine as it may seem, a leather jacket is not magically capable of transforming you from Adam Brody into Adam Levine. So always go for one, which suits your personality and body type. If you’re a bottom, go for the ones that have an asymmetric zip or a wide collar. Conventional tops can go for Varsity cut leather jackets or ones that are slightly boxy.
A scarf – And no, we don’t mean your mother’s shawl wrapped around and stuffed in your jacket making it look like you’re Dolly Parton. Let’s make it simple: just go for a handsome cashmere one or something solid as it goes with a lot of different looks as opposed to printed scarves which are not too easy to style.
Chelsea Boots – I think there is nothing hotter than a man in rugged Chelsea boots teamed up with well-fitted trousers and a jacket. And if the man has a bike, then let me know where I can sign up.
Which one’s your favourite on your way to winter wonderland?