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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

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

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

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

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

Hello Quarter-Life Crisis!

Hello Quarter-Life Crisis!

“Time is running out! If you do not get married NOW, you’ll be left alone with black cats, childless with no sex partner and eventually die an old maid in an isolated house”. The nominal trepidations that have peeved my poor ears lately! As a kid, I think most of us fantasized about what we’d … Continue reading

Bollywood’s Crazy Fashion

Bollywood’s Crazy Fashion

Some may love their look while some may find it too jarring. Check out some of the craziest looks of our Bollywood Divas in 2013. Tell us who was rocking & who was shocking? Priyanka Chopra Priyanka Chopra wore a Gauri and Nainika gown which was inspired by W.A.A.F. which stands for Women’s Auxiliary Air … Continue reading

The “Embrace” Photo Exhibition at Clark Quay

The “Embrace” Photo Exhibition at Clark Quay

Marrying art and storytelling into visual and narrative-driven imagery, I was enticed last week by some beautiful pictures that displayed various styles and approaches of acclaimed photographers in Singapore. The WPN’s stunning new exhibition, “Embrace” transports the visitors back to the days that most would remember as one of the best days of their lives … Continue reading

When Walking Has A New Meaning ..

When Walking Has A New Meaning ..

Hope all of you are having a fantastic Saturday Morning! Today, I wish to share with you a cause, which I am proud to be a part of and I wish for all you to know about it as well. Well, millions of people in the world are suffering from blood cancer diseases. Leukemia, lymphoma … Continue reading

Gear Up For The Audi Fashion Festival 2013 !

Gear Up For The Audi Fashion Festival 2013 !

Audi Fashion Festival 2013 promises 5 exciting days of fashion, glamour and excitement. The 5th Audi Fashion Festival 2013 (AFF) will feature top international and Asian designers showcasing their runway collections at the Tent@Marina Promenade at Marina Promemade Turn, Singapore from 15 May to 19 May 2013. One of the world’s prestigious fashion festival, AFF creates opportunities for … Continue reading

Fashion Bazaar @ United Square

Fashion Bazaar @ United Square

All you Fashionistas – listen up! Fashion Bazaar Project is an initiative organized for all Fashion and Blogshop Entrepreneurs in Singapore. Enjoy Super Hot Deals at this crazy bazaar with brand new arrivals from dresses, tops, bottoms and accessories. Check out all the exciting designs and fresh summer collection  at the Fashion Bazaar this weekend! Be there and … Continue reading

Green & Gorgeous @ 313

Green & Gorgeous @ 313

Are you ready to pledge a commitment to our environment this year? Have  you dropped off your swappable clothing and accessories yet? In celebration of Earth Hour, 313@Somerset will be hosting a slew of fun-filled activities to educate the shoppers on sustainability and to encourage them to join 313 on the sustainability journey. 313 will be … Continue reading

Fashion Check – Rocking or Shocking ?

Fashion Check – Rocking or Shocking ?

Tell us which of these ladies have  rocked  their looks, which ones  shocked  you completely and which looks did  nothing  to impress! Rocking, Shocking or Nothing? Bebo was spotted wearing a bright saffron Manish Malhotra saree with a yellow-indigo & silver border. Kareena juxtaposed the saree with a half-sleeved, creatively designed, high neck yellow blouse. We, at spotlight, feel that maybe she should … Continue reading

An Evening With Short Films

An Evening With Short Films

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Shorts have and will continue to be an important part of … Continue reading

Bar Bar Black Sheep Restro-bar !

Bar Bar Black Sheep Restro-bar !

So a friend of mine was passing along the tranquil river at Robertson Quay Singapore, when she eagerly (& may I say immediately) dropped me a text to inform me about this interestingly named restaurant – “Bar Bar Black Sheep”. Not sure whether my fellow Singaporean friends already know about this but when I first … Continue reading

Wassup! Andheri 2013

Wassup! Andheri 2013

BIGGER!!  BETTER!!  BOLDER!! I was there last year, in the three-day event and was completely overwhelmed by the sheer talent Andheri had! Aimed to entertain visitors and provide established and upcoming talent a platform to showcase their skills, Wassup! Andheri is back this year with an extra day and countless activities for the Andherites! A Festival that celebrates … Continue reading

Academy Awards 2013 : The WINNERS !

Academy Awards 2013 : The WINNERS !

OSCARS 2013: The biggest night in Hollywood has wrapped up! Held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 24) in Hollywood, The Academy Awards night celebrated the best in movies of the past year. Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ bagged the ‘Best Picture’ award while Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence won the ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’ … Continue reading

Bongs Ruling Bollywood ?

Bongs Ruling Bollywood ?

Bongs Taking Over Bollywood ? You might ask, why this now? Well, it seems like the Bong community is to Bollywood as to what the Jewish community is to Hollywood. Three of the best films of 2012 were made by Bengali men — Shoojit Sircar, Sujoy Ghosh and Anurag Basu.  There have been a good number … Continue reading

Style Your Love Story With Manish Malhotra !

Style Your Love Story With Manish Malhotra !

MANISH MALHOTRA has been styling Bollywood’s most romantic films for two decades. Now you can get him to style you! You heard it right. We recently came across this online contest through which you need to share with the team your favourite Manish Malhotra outfit from any Bollywood film (which you would wear on a … Continue reading

Please Change Your Stylist !

Please Change Your Stylist !

We just have one advice for these celebrities : Please Fire Your Stylists ASAP !! Ranveer Singh seems to be under the impression that he looks ‘cool’ in anything he chooses to wear. Sorry but you ain’t rumoured girlfriend Deepika. Please put on some well-cut pants, Ranveer! We love Sushmita Sen. Unfortunately this leopard-print top is … Continue reading

Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani – FIRST LOOK

Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani – FIRST LOOK

“It’s a Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge-meets-Hum Aapke Hai Kaun-meets-Wake Up Sid-meets-West Side Story “ : Ranbir Kapoor The first look of the much anticipated “Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani” is finally out. Fastening a rather predictable tagline “Celebrate Love”, Karan Johar posted the pictures on twitter last night. I got my hands on 2 different posters with a … Continue reading

2013 Grammy Awards Winners !

2013 Grammy Awards Winners !

  The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy introduced three new categories to the 78 awards previously presented at the 54th ceremony—Best Classical Compendium, Best Latin Jazz Album, and Best Urban Contemporary Album, bringing it to a total of 81 awards. … Continue reading

When Was The Last Time You …

When Was The Last Time You …

In my ideal life, I am a travel host. I travel around the world and write stories about beautiful sceneries, scrumptious food, exciting places to visit, people, culture, fashion and technology. In my spare time I design concepts – ideas for people that are personal yet objective. I am an amateur actor. I love to dance, … Continue reading

Punjab Grill’s Butter Chicken

Punjab Grill’s Butter Chicken

For all the Butter Chicken Lovers ! So, I was lucky enough over the last weekend to host a cooking demo masterclass with Punjab Grill’s Executive Chef, Mr. Javed Ahmed. He demonstrated three scrumptious dishes but my favourite (in fact probably everybody’s favourite) was the  delicious, gastronomic, finger licking good Butter Chicken. Butter chicken (or murgh makhani) is … Continue reading

Bollywood Heroines in Victoria Beckham !

Bollywood Heroines in Victoria Beckham !

Spotted : These Bollywood heroines all donning dresses by Victoria Beckham. We see some heroines who get it absolutely right while some that get it wrong or wore great dresses but messed them up with wrong accessories. This time round we spotted many of our B’town heroines wearing Victoria Beckham. Deepika Padukone blew our minds away. Who is … Continue reading

Spending February In Singapore !

Spending February In Singapore !

So it’s the first week of February in our sunny island and as usual, it’s time for us to update you on this month’s events, activities, some nice dining out places & lots more. Check it out only here on Spotlight! Catch Kumar, one of TOS’s Hometown Heroes, as he showcases his razor-sharp wit and … Continue reading

Epicurean Market – A Taste of Marina Bay Sands

Epicurean Market – A Taste of Marina Bay Sands

This past weekend, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore hosted its first Epicurean Market. Spotlight had a wonderful time as we covered the entire 3-day culinary extravaganza and mostly what fascinated us was the participating “celebrity chefs” and the sheer deliciousness of their food. Already a dining destination in its own right, Epicurean Market comprised talks, demonstrations, workshops and Master Classes. … Continue reading

Blazer Spotting on B’Town Actresses !

Blazer Spotting on B’Town Actresses !

Blazer Spotting on Bollywood Actresses  These ladies have all completed their outfits with either a colored boyfriend jacket or black blazer. Question now is, who wears her look the best? We are inclined to give this one to Sri Devi! What about you ? Chitrangada Singh Priyanka Chopra Soha Ali Khan Kajol Preity Zinta Sonakshi … Continue reading

Dress Up Your Home !

Dress Up Your Home !

Turn your home into the living space you always wanted it to be with decorative details and accents. Dress up your home with some vintage cake stands, printed cushions, lampshades, photo-frames and printed jars with Sussanne Roshan’s newly launched online shopping store The Home Label.  Sussanne Roshan, brings with her 15 years of  design experience working with discerning clientele … Continue reading

Get Gorgeous! (Review)

Get Gorgeous! (Review)

Sweet girl-next-door or the hottest bombshell in your friend circle? Bubbly prankster or the ambitious diva? Spotlight presents to you some simple tips on beauty, fitness & fashion mantra for all you ladies out there to get glowing and mesmerize everyone around you ! Skin Care Regimen – for healthy & fresh skin Before going … Continue reading

Destiny’s Child is Back !

Destiny’s Child is Back !

Destiny’s Child is back in action! If are a 90s kid, you would have definitely heard of Destiny’s Child, the iconic super girl band group comprising members Beyonce Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. Yesterday, Beyonce announced on her official Facebook Page about the upcoming release of new music from Destiny’s Child. “I am so proud to announce … Continue reading

Oscar Nominees for 2013 Academy Awards

Oscar Nominees for 2013 Academy Awards

The Oscar nominees have finally been revealed for the 2013 Academy Awards, which will air live on ABC on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. The nominees for the major categories are as follows: Best Picture Amour Life of Pi Lincoln Argo Beasts of Southern Wild Silver Linings Playbook Django Unchained … Continue reading

Diva Outlets Having Sale Nation Wide !

Diva Outlets Having Sale Nation Wide !

Good news for all Diva lovers ! Diva outlets are having an amazing CNY/clearance sale all over in Singapore !  Grab your favourite earrings & necklaces from as cheap as SGD $6 up to only SGD $15.   We love their designs – always changing, and always fresh!  To top it up, some of their exclusive items … Continue reading

Zee Cine Awards 2013 Winner List !

Zee Cine Awards 2013 Winner List !

After travelling the entire world, Zee Cine Awards 2013 hosted by Abhishek Bachchan and Ritesh Deshmukh returned back to Mumbai! The award show was held yesterday, with many exuberant performances and exciting highlights. Touted to air later this month on Zee TV, here are the list of winners from yesterday’s show.   Best Actor (Popular) – Ranbir Kapoor … Continue reading