Shyla Batliwalla

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Shyla Batliwalla

After graduation from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in International Studies and Spanish, I realized my true calling was to be a wordsmith. Living in almost a dozen places around the world has made me obsessed with discovering new cities and new ways to enjoy life. Albeit clich&eacute;d, my heart has always remained with my family and friends in the San Francisco Bay Area. <br /> <br /> I&nbsp;am fanatical about food (cooking it and eating it), reading trashy British novels, writing stories with below-the-brow humor, painting Bombay taxicabs, elephant paraphernalia, and dancing to Madonna. I&nbsp;am currently happily working as an Editorial Coordinator here at DivineCaroline. I love being a part of the innovative, fiery, and hilarious women on our fabulous site! <br /> <br /> One day I hope to run a marathon, have six-pack abs, and my own show on the Food Network. (Clearly, I am a believer in dreams, even impossible ones.) <br /> <br />

Stories by Shyla Batliwalla

Of all the plum jobs in Hollywood, hosting a reality TV show seems to be the plumiest. With Ryan Seacrest scoring a $45 million three-year contract...
Whenever the media talks about single women—especially famous ones—it's typically to psychoanalyze why they haven't settled down or to present a...
Picnics are one of the greatest things about summer. There's something magical about dining with the grass between your toes and the sun on your face...
When I need love, affection, and a boost of self-esteem, I go to my mom. When I need candor, career counseling, and unconventional cooking advice (...
The best part of the spring isn’t the unlimited sunshine or blooming flowers—it’s the start of artichoke season. Prickly, fibrous,...
Last week I went to Target for nail polish remover. I left with hand cream, whitening toothpaste, clear mascara, foot scrub, some hair volumizer, and...
As much as I dream about hosting my own show on the Food Network, I have to admit I really don’t cook all that often. It’s probably (no,...
When I was a kid, fashion was of prime importance. Scrunched socks, pegged pants, and neon colors all ruled my wardrobe. However, more important than...
Whenever I smell a cold rectangular pizza or tater tots defrosting in an oven, I’m immediately thrown back to third grade. In those days,...
Whenever you come home from the salon with tears in your eyes and something that resembles roadkill on your head, everybody responds with, “Don...
What would soothe the nerves of an anxious flier more then caviar and champagne? Perhaps an on-air head massage or pedicure. Flying first class these...
Welcome to Movember. The time of year when men far and wide throw caution (and grooming) to the wind and let their whiskers run rampant to raise...
Nuremberg, Germany-based designer, Nadia Izruna is the creative genius behind the women’s fashion label Nadinoo. Izruna lives and designs in an...
As a kid I rocked crimped hair and pegged pants. Yup, you guessed it, I was born in 1980s. In the eighties, toys were simple. They were USB-plug-free...
Every day, children all over the world are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most tots respond with lofty dreams of...

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