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Archives: '13 Issue 08

Mehboob Studios, Bandra
August 15, 2013

Mehboob Studio… Times Past And Present

Text by Alpana Chowdhury. Photographs by Ritam Banerjee.

Mehboob Studio’s heyday as a hub for Bollywood’s escapist confections may be over, but its walls continue to resonate with the sound of music at festivals like the Mahindra Blues, or come alive with intellectual debate when Anita Desai and Mahasweta Devi hold forth on matters literary.... Constantly re-inventing itself, the dream factory acquires new avatars to adapt to changing times, discovers Alpana Chowdhury

Amritha Juliana, Cosmetologist
August 14, 2013

Southern Savoir Faire

Text by Shirin Salwan. Photographs by Sukil Tarnas and Khushboo Agarwal.

Discover luxury preceded by modesty; beauty paired with humility and elegance accentuated by traditional values. Shirin Salwan travels to Chennai and meets four women from different walks of life, discovers their heirlooms as well as their eternal passion for a brand that has for decades been a symbol of luxe — Louis Vuitton

Raghavendra Rathore, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Sanjay Garg

Minimalist Magic

Text by Viseshika Sharma. Photographs by Dwaipayan Mazumdar.

What do you do when you see beauty in the seemingly simple? Viseshika Sharma spotlights the minimalist side of the fashion fraternity

Meera Ganapathi

Through many historic eras, the exotically embellished National Bird has preened its way into the most aesthetic elements of fashion and style, observes Meera Ganapathi

Capital Comment, Madhu Jain
August 13, 2013

Parathas In Venice

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Farzana Cooper.

Indians abroad! Madhu Jain, freshly returned from sojourns in London, Paris and Venice, ticks the box on how Indians are perceived in these countries and indeed, how they perceive themselves

Sonakshi Sinha, Bollywood Actress
August 12, 2013

To The Manner Born

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographed by Colston Julian At Salt Management.Com. Styling by Nirali Mehta. Make-up by Nilesh Parmar. Hair by Sheetal Khan. Location courtesy: JW Marriott, Mumbai.

Sanskaar is a word often associated with her, she says. Sonakshi Sinha is unabashedly confident, reclusively shy and riding a wave of professional good fortune. The homegrown actor is uncomplicated and easy-going...and quintessentially Indian, observes Sitanshi Talati-Parikh

Karishma Shahani, Designer

Fusion Femmes

Text by Shirin Salwan.

Making the fashion headlines are a wave of designers whose creations are a reflection of Indian modern chic. ‘Indian-ness’ is no longer defined only by ornate embroideries or conservative silhouettes. The fabric is indigenous, the cut unmistakably contemporary. Shirin Salwan interacts with designers from different corners of the country and talks to them about their creative journey, desi influences and the changing face of Indian fashion

Nerve Humour
August 11, 2013

How Are You Like This?

Text by Neha Gupta. Illustration by Farzana Cooper.

An Estonian visits Mumbai city and her Indian host discovers that much of what we take for granted, leaves visitors goggle-eyed and open-mouthed


Sunscreen And Beyond

Text by Viseshika Sharma.

The climate varies drastically as you travel around the country. Viseshika Sharma speaks to dermatologists from four cities to advise you on what your skin needs

Parmesh's Viewfinder

Indian, August

Text by Parmesh Shahani.

On the occasion of another Independence Day, Parmesh Shahani encounters many different ways of telling our country’s history