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Zoutons.com – Website Review

Zoutons.com – Website Review

Stop everything because it’s the time of the year where sales and discounts are happening everywhere! Go to any mall and all you would see are discount offers and sale banners in every single shop. Now wouldn’t it be great to save a couple of bucks while shopping online as well? Well, what I came … Continue reading

Snap Story – Singapore Diary

Snap Story – Singapore Diary

They say you can see Singapore in just a few days.  Well, I am going to show it to you in just one blog post! Hello guys – sorry been away on a much needed 2 week break to my home and to the city where I grew up – Singapore! Check out my Singapore … Continue reading

CCD Brain Freeze

CCD Brain Freeze

Have you tried the Cafe Coffee Day’s BrainFreeze yet? Cafe Coffee Day’s latest launch is a range of slurpable yummy slushes  called “Brain Freeze”. Brain Freeze is a combination of crushed ice and refreshingly cooling flavours that aims to perk you up in the scorching summer heat.Brain Freeze has been launched in four refreshing flavours – Cool Blue, Iced Eskimo, … Continue reading

The Fine City

The Fine City

I came to Singapore to spend time with my family; for a short 2-week (much needed) getaway. These pictures were randomly taken by my sister ; I really did not intend to put these photographs up on the blog but I guess backdrops always paint a pretty picture, don’t they? Tall green trees, high-rise buildings, … Continue reading

DIY – Recycle & Reuse This Summer

DIY – Recycle & Reuse This Summer

Guest Post Reuse and recycle is a mantra that most people are now becoming aware of and integrating into their lifestyles. Home décor is perhaps the perfect place to reuse and recycle. Look around your home. There are plenty of things which are going to end up in your trash and consequently in the landfill. … Continue reading

Are You A Ch*tIya ?

Are You A Ch*tIya ?

Okay guys this morning I came across this really hilarious video on YouTube which you MUST check out!! If cribbing were a sport, India would definitely be world champions. We love to crib about everything. Right from corruption to society, educational system to our environment. But are we ready to straighten our back to ​go ahead and bring the change? … Continue reading

Swimwear For This Summer !

Swimwear For This Summer !

The weather is getting warmer and we begin to get those summer vibes! You obviously need to get a new pair of swimwear to hit the beach with friends and family.  But hey before you rock that bikini, you need to visit one of the most prettiest online shopping websites I came across. I was invited to the Hotel Sea Princess at … Continue reading

Snapstory: The Roadtrip

Snapstory: The Roadtrip

There’s something about a road trip which is exciting, adventurous and really fun! Open roads, changing scenery, soothing music and the promise of beautiful memories with an amazing bunch of friends. And this is exactly what we did on the last day of our exams. Packed our bags, left home that day, sat for the last … Continue reading

Love My Work: Preetika Rao

Love My Work: Preetika Rao

Preetika Rao sounds exactly like her elder sister, Amrita Rao. Of course, she would beg to disagree with me on this! Starting her career as a journalist, Preetika ventured down south and got her first film offer in 2010. Her debut was a Tamil romantic film, Chikku Bukku, where she played the role of a … Continue reading

Hilarious Break-Up Letter!

Hilarious Break-Up Letter!

So, I came across this image on Instagram – it’s a break up letter or rather a little girl’s (possibly 9/10 years old) ‘Brake Up’ note to her boyfriend (ex bf) Shawn. Check it out – It’s adorable and hilarious! Do you think this offers a serious dose of real talk? You blew it Shawn #relationships … Continue reading

Exams Are Here !

Exams Are Here !

Hey guys!! Just wanted to let you all know that I am in the midst of my exams – yes, it’s the exam month & I am quite surprised at how fast the year just flew by. I will surely miss college. My exams started on the 12th May and will end on the 22nd … Continue reading

Bollywood Selfie Brigade

Bollywood Selfie Brigade

What is a SELFIE  – a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Instagram. They are often casual, and are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror. Looks like the selfie bug has hit the Bollywood brigade too! Check it out … Continue reading

London, Paris & Rome Diaries..

London, Paris & Rome Diaries..

London, Paris & Rome Travelogue Planning a trip to London, Paris or Rome this year? Don’t forget to take down these travel bytes from these stunning  actresses. Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor and Esha Gupta guide you through their favourite cities around world. Don’t miss this !   xoxo Ritwika Facebook, Twitter and Instagram   

Love My Work (Music)

Love My Work (Music)

Being a dancer, I share a very close connection with music, rhythm and melody.  To me, it is a form of expression and plays a big role in my life. Being a Bengali and having been brought up with parents who are both singers, I used to always wish – “if only I could sing … Continue reading

Lakme Fashion Week – Snap Story

Lakme Fashion Week – Snap Story

Glitz, glamor and more….. here are some of my favourite captures, designs and celeb spotting from the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.  Tell me which ones do you like the most? P.s Don’t forget to check out the Lakme Absolute Illusion Makeup Tutorials xoxo Ritwika Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 

10 Must-have Things In My Travel Bag

10 Must-have Things In My Travel Bag

Each time I pack my bags for a weekend getaway, I look forward to a varied experience that I know will be incomparable even if I were to tread the same path again. Exploring new culture, food, apparels, monuments and literature is a huge deal for all travel addicts who are constantly looking for new … Continue reading

Love My Work (Art & Design)

Love My Work (Art & Design)

For an artist, the world of objects is an enormous playground full of fresh images. Graphic illustrators look at an impression that goes beyond the ordinary – both visually and conceptually. They scrutinize images, colours and texture and they find rhythm in what they see. These habits of the eye and mind feed their creativity. … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Haul

Valentine’s Day Haul

Ok this is not really a beauty or makeup haul – it’s more like an overall collection of the must-do things on Valentines. Well I know a large fraction of my friends are counting down to the V-day while a few of them find it terribly overrated. Like it or not, Valentine’s day is something … Continue reading

Love My Work (The Magic of Hypnosis)

Love My Work (The Magic of Hypnosis)

“The mind is powerful, and you have more control than you think.” ― Scott D. Lewis As a layman, I understand hypnosis to be a psychological condition (somewhat like a deep meditation) where you are induced to exhibit apparent changes in behavior, thought, or affect.  According to the North Calorina Society of Hypnosis, approximately 85% … Continue reading

Foodpanda – Review

Foodpanda – Review

Aren’t there just so many days when you get tired of cooking or you’re simply lazy to go out for lunch/dinner? Time and again, we even get bored of ordering the same food and this is precisely because when it comes to ordering food home, we generally do not have many choices on our fingertips. Usually we … Continue reading

Snap Story: Uttan

Snap Story: Uttan

Busy shifting to a new house, guys!! But will be back very soon, hope you enjoyed the above snaps taken during my short weekend getaway. Take care and I’ll be back soon! xoxo Ritwika  Facebook, Twitter Pinterest Instagram 

Spotlight Turns ONE

Spotlight Turns ONE

Wow, has it been a year already? Time flies & how! Honestly, when I started this blog exactly a year back,  I did not know what to expect at all. It was just an uncertain attempt to blend my passion for writing, fashion and films. I started Spotlight as a way to also share information … Continue reading

A Smile To Remember

A Smile To Remember

When the warm morning sun rays kiss your cheeks, you are destined to glow, shine and imbibe the sunshine. The essence of your being is displayed when the sun parades its yellow spark. The rays are healing, magnifying and exude positivity. As a crazed girl living on an improvised life, the sun blocks out all … Continue reading

You’re Still Her Little Girl

You’re Still Her Little Girl

Today I am proud to feature on the blog – my first music video (as a lead) – beautifully sung, composed & produced by Pooja Das. Well, working on this music video was an absolute delight and has been a memorable experience. Every woman is someone’s daughter. Holding her preciously in your arms, raising her … Continue reading

5 Things To Do In Lonavla !

5 Things To Do In Lonavla !

Hey guys! I am terribly sorry for not blogging these few days. It’s been crazy busy for me with school, projects and shows… It’s the season and I have been hosting for quite a number of events – so I had been anchoring a number of shows in the city as well as out of … Continue reading

Acting, Presenting And Dance!

Acting, Presenting And Dance!

Lately, I have been getting a lot of “curious interrogations” in the form of cute emails where my lovely readers keep asking me that apart from blogging, what I actually do and who I am .. Well, it’s really sweet and for all you curious minds, you can visit my profile page here where I … Continue reading

What Is Love?

What Is Love?

This was something I wrote 2 years back but I just felt like sharing it with you today. Perhaps the time is apt, the weather is romantic and it just feels great to immerse oneself in a topic as lovely as love. Hope you like it. Before I start – tell me people.. According to … Continue reading

Why I Love Durga Puja !

Why I Love Durga Puja !

I had a fantastic time celebrating Durga Puja 2013 with friends in Mumbai. I must say that this city glows like a beautiful bride during the festivity. Dusherra celebrates Ma Durga who embodies the divine feminine force that governs all cosmic creation, existence and change. My mum had told me the story about Maa Durga … Continue reading

Miss Philippines bags the title of Miss World 2013

Miss Philippines bags the title of Miss World 2013

Amid massive protests from Islamic hardliners and repeated threats of terror attack, the 63rd edition of one of the largest beauty pageants, Miss World 2013 was held in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Indonesia with great dazzle. Miss Philippines Megan Young bagged the prestigious title of Miss World 2013 and the second place went … Continue reading

Weekly Diet Plan For Weight Loss

Weekly Diet Plan For Weight Loss

Denying food to your body is not the solution to shed those extra pounds. Instead by choosing your menu carefully, reducing weight will not be something beyond your reach now. Follow this simple 7-day diet plan in the following line and see the difference yourself. Remember, you are free to make minor changes to suit … Continue reading

Rape – The Archaic Perception!

Rape – The Archaic Perception!

Nine months after the gangrape and brutal murder of 23 year old Nirbhaya,a Special Court sentenced capital punishment to the four convicts. Nirbhaya’s mother expressed satisfaction over the verdict. “Halak mein saans atki thi, jo ab bahar nikli hai. Mein dhanywaad karti hu desh ke logon ka aur media ka’ (We were waiting with bated … Continue reading

Oxidation – For A Healthier You

Oxidation – For A Healthier You

Seems like the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is abuzz with just one word – oxidation! What is oxidation? Oxidation is not something we have to be worried about – it is a fairly natural process. Whenever energy is burnt in our body, oxidation happens. The concept is similar to that of ash coming out when … Continue reading

MixMatched Musings

MixMatched Musings

On some mismatched days between some mismatched thoughts, On what’s yet to end And what’s yet to start. Between what’s utterly spoken, And what’s left to be said Between the thriving experience and the tepid innocence. On some mismatched days between some mismatched colours, Where sweet lashes of bridal pink splatters all over royal emerald … Continue reading

As Beautiful As Your Work

As Beautiful As Your Work

As Beautiful As Your Work Some are good with numbers – they are arithmetic wizards. Some are great with shapes and forms – they make remarkable illustrators. Me? I am good with people. I love to act, write and study people. Born in Kolkata and raised in Singapore, I am currently in Mumbai trying to … Continue reading

Spotlight on Chai and Cheese

Spotlight on Chai and Cheese

Hello friends ! How’s the weekend coming along? Firstly, I want to wish all my Muslim friends in Singapore and Mumbai a very happy & prosperous Eid Mubarak ! May you guys have a splendid year (& weekend) ahead. Selamat Hari Raya & Eid Mubarak *three hugs on alternate sides* Secondly, I want to thank all you … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why People Don’t Reply To Messages!

10 Reasons Why People Don’t Reply To Messages!

I am sure everyone knows at least one person – in your family, friend circle, acquaintances, buddies etc who never ever replies to emails, messages or texts! So I got inspired to dissect and analyze the possible reasons as to why some people basically do not believe in replying to messages. Are you with me in … Continue reading

Like Us On Facebook

Like Us On Facebook

Hey Guys, Spotlight completes exactly 6 months today! And I’m touched and thrilled by the response – 72,796 views in just 6 months !! I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I’m sure most of you know it by now that Spotlight is now officially Spotlightxoxo.com ! We have already started our … Continue reading

Stay Hydrated This Summer

Stay Hydrated This Summer

Ways To Stay Hydrated This Summer ! Summer has set in and one of the most important things that you need to keep in mind is to keep yourself hydrated throughout this season. The more hydrated you are, the better you will feel and appear. Here are some tips that will aid you to keep … Continue reading

In My Story, Every Word Is Yours ..

In My Story, Every Word Is Yours ..

Last night while I was clearing my old books, I chanced upon a few forlorn diaries that belonged to a much younger me.  It was a strange feeling to revisit myself once again through these worn-out pages. I  guess writing diaries was fascinating because to me, confiding in people did not quite allow me to really share it all. A few … Continue reading

Skin Care Tips During The Haze

Skin Care Tips During The Haze

With the PSI soaring as high as 300, Singapore has exceeded its most severe haze reading since September 1997. Originating from illegal burning of forests in Indonesia, an unprecedented haze clustered my entire sunny island making it difficult for us to see through and breathe properly. Well obviously, it’s best to stay indoors but if … Continue reading