Mrs Subbalakshmi – A New Web Series on Zee5

There is no doubt that the internet is taking the world by storm. Nobody watches serials or shows at the exact time; most of the houses have fire stick or Google Chrome to watch whatever they want and whenever they want. More than TV shows and series, it is the web series that are currently killing it in the market with major actors collaborating with production houses, unlike television.

Coming straight to the post, when it comes to South Indian movies, shows or series, you can rarely find any woman-centric ones. They usually give huge importance to male leads. This has been going on for ages together and hopefully will change soon. Finally, on March 8th, ZEE5 launched and started streaming a series based on modern day woman called Mrs Subbalakshmi. The web series is produced and directed while keeping in mind that it is portraying 21st-century relationship and societal norms.

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I won’t say that the life of a woman has changed over the years. We are in transit. There are a lot of women who are still restrained from doing what they want to do by their parents or by their family post marriage. Education plays a very important role but more than that the important part is how an individual has been brought up in this society. That speaks a lot about one’s character.

Mrs Subbalaksmi revolves around a married woman who loves to read, is into sports and loves extra help like any other woman in this country. After a lot of speculation, the female lead decides to pamper herself after her ignorant husband forgets their anniversary.

Three reasons why you need to watch Mrs Subbalakshmi web series right away:-

  • The Cast – Lakshmi Manchu daughter of famous Telugu actor Mohan Babu has made a comeback via the digital world for the first time. Mrs Subbalkshmi is directed by the very talented Mr Vamsee. Another brilliant actor, Srinivas Avasarala will be seen as Lakshmi’s husband in this series.  Srinivas Avasarala had worked in the latest NTR movies as LV. The script is written by Balabhadrapatruni Ramani. Even in the press meet, she was very confident that the web series would do great among the audience.
  • The Story – The main reason is that Mrs Subbalakshmi is a woman-centric web series that paints the story about the indifference between typical couples. The story is transparent and is relatable to every household in this country. Mrs Subbalakshmi is an answer to those women who want the freedom to do what they want. It’s more about equality and freedom to live than anything else.
  • Curiosity – I wonder how the tables are going to turn after the female lead decides to live her life the way she wants.
  • The Plot – The series then turns into this follow up of that one-day escapade where she goes on a date with herself. With flashbacks from initial days and the current time, the story brings in more detail. For example, how the daughter goes through her mother’s old pictures while the father explains the little one why it’s not a “woman’s thing” to do. It does heat up your brain, doesn’t it? But frankly speaking, there are a lot of women who faces this issue even today.

It’s about the real, modern women who exactly know what they want and don’t put up with any sexist, misogynist nonsense.

 

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RECREATE Fashion – Part III

 

The last “Recreate Fashion” post was about a lehenga skirt’s transition into an evening dress. If you haven’t read the post, please click here. Currently, I have brand new ethnic bottom-wear in my wardrobe because of the recent status change from single to married. Ethnic wear and Indo-Western outfits are something that I get stitched locally because I can never find anything interesting to wear. Plus, there are such pretty fabrics in the market that you would not find in the ready-made section. Off-late, I have been into buying materials and getting it stitched. It’s fun and pretty reasonable undoubtedly.

So during the wedding preparations, I had to have a backup plan for the outfits that I was planning on wearing.  Just in case something happens. I had few Kurtas and different types of bottom-wear ready for the post wedding rituals. Now those pants and skirts are lying in a closed section of my wardrobe. Instead of waiting for an event to look forward to style these outfits, I decided to style them in my “Recreate Fashion” series on my blog.

Here I am styling a pair of palazzo with two layer of black tops. Well, in my defense it wasn’t so hot in Bangalore that time. I bought this sequinned pant as a backup to pair it up with any kurta. Sequinned pants are something that you wouldn’t wear it often but what if you style it in such a way, so that it looks comfortable and cool. Keeping that in mind, I decided to pair these sequinned pants with long black t-shirt and since the long t-shirt was transparent, I layered it with another black top inside it, so that it camouflages. The plain black long t-shirt gives the entire outfit a subtle look without making the sequinned pants flashy. Imagine if I paired this with a white long top with some statement neck-pieces – that would make a perfect outfit for a cultural party or a day outfit for a wedding. I shall recreate this style next time to show you the difference.

What would you have paired these pants with other than a kurta?

 

Photography – Arya Photography
Long TShirt – HM
Pants – Lifestyle
Accessories – Random Instagram Page 

 

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Do You Want To BreakFree?  Feat. Shriram Properties

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I remember the first I came to The Garden City – Bangalore, lush green, with less traffic and negligible number of traffic signals to stop it. Bangalore turned into the silicon valley of South East Asia in a jiffy. With millions of youngsters from all over the world, opting for Bangalore more than any other city, Bangalore has become one of the favorable cities to live in. Not just because of the colleges and the IT hub but also because of the weather conditions which used to be always cold.

There are pros and cons for living in the city. Starting from looking for a rental to figuring out the commute, the city life may or may not be a bed of roses. Life gets difficult at time for a working professional or otherwise. Most of IT parks are situated at the far end of the city and most of the working professional looks for a house close by to avoid traffic and reach home sooner.

There are millions of big properties and residential places in Bangalore but none like the Shriram Properties’s Code Break Free. They are launching phase two of two and three bedroom homes catering to youngsters who find it difficult to invest in a good house. The issues that a young professional who wants to buy a house, is with the down payment and the huge lump sum amount of money that gets deducted every month from their salary.

“Codename Breakfree is the answer to every young Bengalurean’s home dreams.”

Shriram properties’s Codename Breakfree is situated in the heart of Electronic City with minutes away from all the major locations and requirements. Minutes away from schools, colleges, Tech parks, hospitals and happening places, Breakfree sounds like a great deal.  Codename Breakfree has promising amenities like gymnasium, meditation and aerobics room, cafe, party hall, reading lounge, indoor games room, pool table, table tennis, convenience store and a play school. A perfect set up for all ages. It’s rarely easy to find a great home at a reasonable value with amazing EMI packages. Low rates are always the crowd pull. As an investment, the property has great rental yield and appreciation potential.

I am sure none us want to waste two hours in traffic everyday (one way) and come back all tired with no enthusiasm left to enjoy with family and friends.

Pre book now to reserve the coolest home!

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RECREATE Fashion – Part II

Life of a blogger is not a bed of roses. Period.

To create content, all of us need unique ideas to stand out and also feel comfortable in it so that the same is reflected. As a fashion blogger, it gets a bit stressful to look for new ideas because you are either out of clothes or have zero money to invest in new clothes. Also, buying clothes just for social media just sounds insane. Do you remember the article that was about, how youngsters these days buy clothes online, only to wear it once, click pictures wearing it and return. The cost of returns have been e-commerce retailer’s nemesis for a long time now and it has only been increasing with the amount of people who are trying to get influenced by all the style icons and influencers. I am one of them or rather I was!

Everyone needs to understand why recreating fashion is so important –

  1. Saves a lot of money.
  2. Equal use of all the clothes in your wardrobe.

I think these two pointers are more than enough to come to a conclusion. Most of the top influencers we follow, always have a brand who sends them clothes for free and if they don’t they recreate style. You might not have understood that little secret because they are so damn good in recreating what they wore few days or months back, it’s just amazing.

Keeping that in mind, I decided to return to my wardrobe and recreate a style from something that I already wore. Grand ethnic wear comes out of the closet only on special occasions. I got this ethnic skirt stitched last year when I was getting my wedding outfits made. An extra ethnic outfit always comes in handy post the wedding. This ethnic skirt is made out of raw silk and was initially paired with a raw silk blouse. Here, I decided to pull up the skirt and turn it into a dress by adding a casual belt to the entire outfit. Shrug has always been my signature outerwear and I had to add that element to this outfit.

I am currently in the mood of recreating styles with what I have in my wardrobe. Another reason why, I would stay away from buying more clothes and this would also help me declutter those clothes I will never wear.

 

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