Archives: '19 Issue 01
The lingua franca of Indian fashion started taking shape in the early ’90s when designers from different parts of the country began to move out of their cocooned boutiques into the mass retail landscape, where they conceptualised exclusive brands that were built on a quintessentially Indian aesthetic. Rushmika Banerjee reaches out to three industry stalwarts, who started their careers in the same decade, and has them reimagine one of their classic designs for a contemporary buyer
Social media streams appear bloated with career-related humble brags from people who would associate Hanson with classic rock. It’s no wonder then, that other urban creatives on the cusp of Generations Y and Z are stricken with self-doubt when the same type of ‘success’ as their peers seems out of reach. Birmingham-based writer Sarah Sahim – snark intact – introspects on this far too real phenomenon.
Before cacophonous primetime news hours proved why we call it the ‘idiot box’, there was once a steadier approach to the reportage of national events. When Doordarshan was the predominant news channel back in the day, some of the country’s pioneering anchors were a group of women whose names became — and for many Indians still remain — synonymous with broadcast news back in the day. Salma Sultan, Neethi Ravindran and Usha Albuquerque, who continued to rule the small screen well into the ’90s, speak to Verve about being the faces and voices of our nation
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