Social media is good for more than viral memes of that one tear-eyed cat or the endless TikTok challenges. You can get valuable tips and hacks to sort your life out, whether it’s for getting the ‘summer body of your dreams’ or ‘how to bake banana bread without burning your kitchen down’. These lifestyle influencers can guide you to a non-messy life where you can make desserts whenever you want, while chilling in a kitchen that looks straight out of an interior’s magazine. We’ve curated some of the best Indian lifestyle influencers and bloggers around for you to follow right now.
Organise With Ease (@organisewithease)
If you spend hours drooling over perfectly organised table tops or fervently look for ways to summon the devil just so you can trade in a part of your soul for the organised kitchens that you have been pinning to your Pinterest boards since for as long as you can remember, then you should follow this account. Certified professional organiser Rohini Rajagopalan leads one of India’s premier organising and decluttering services and offers insightful hacks and tips for organising your space on their Instagram account. From your refrigerator to your closet, this account will help you declutter your space easily and efficiently.
Shivesh Bhatia (@shivesh17)
Were you onboard the banana bread train at the beginning of the lockdown? Or are you someone who has finally given in to the lure of baking (and subsequently boasting about it on your socials) under lockdown? Whichever way you lean, you can always use some new tips and guidance on how to bake the delicious treats of your dreams. Self-taught baker Shivesh Bhatia runs a YouTube channel, with over 3,00,000 subscribers, and an Instagram account where he regularly posts recipes for desserts that you can bake at home and baking tips and hacks to make the process easier.
Mumbai-based blogger Rukmini Ray Kadam is the woman behind Trumatter, one of the most popular decor blogs around. While making a case for why we all need a nightstand in our lives, she also educates people on the many aesthetically-pleasing ways one can incorporate fairy lights in their space or repurpose old panamas into tote bags. If you’ve been feeling down about working from home without being able to take regular coffee breaks to discuss your manager’s early morning meeting that could have been an email, you can try some of her DIY home office decor ideas to lift up your spirits.
Kamana Bhaskaran (@kamanabhaskaran)
From simple and frustratingly easy sari folding hacks to tips on making a cheese platter that doesn’t say “I’m a 27-year-old who lives with my parents and still watches Friends reruns on repeat to feel something”, Kamana Bhaskaran has your back. Head over to this account for easy and simple tips to navigate daily life without making a mess. She also posts relatable struggles and stories about her children that any new parent will appreciate.
Rohina Anand Khira (@rohina)
Rohina Anand Khira is the creative director of Mumbai-based home decor brand AA Living. She regularly posts inspirations and quick tips to get your space looking like the dream spaces of all your favourite Instagram influencers. Not only this, you can also get beauty tips and handy recipes to make vegan ice cream at home. There’s really something for everyone over at this Instagram account.
My Home Vibes by Kruti (@myhomevibes)
Noida-based decor stylist Kruti Badiani’s Instagram page is a great source of inspiration for anyone who is new to decorating and wants easy tips to make their space look Instagram ready. From a quick guide to easy-to-care for indoor plants to a comprehensive guide on what colours to include in your space, this Instagram account will have you sorted.
Delhi-based journalist Satshya was on a fitness plan when she started making her own food. She quickly realised that, not only does this save her a lot of money, but it wasn’t as complicated as she thought it would be. She decided to share this newfound revelation with the rest of us kitchen-phobic millennials by creating quick and easy recipes that she started sharing via her Instagram account and online blog. So if you’re looking for easy hacks on how to make your own ghee, or Chettinadu Pepper Chicken at home, then Satshya is your girl.
Neha Shah (@nehadeepakshah)
If you’re looking for delicious vegetarian recipes to try, then you should head over to this Instagram account right now. Neha was the first runner up of Master Chef India’s fourth season and can be easily treated to give finger-licking recipes for dishes, ranging from the simple Bombay sandwich to ‘The Perfect Red Thai Curry’.