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The following is an exclusive excerpt from Nilanjana Bhowmick’s ‘Lies Our Mothers Told Us: The Indian Woman’s Burden’, which takes a closer look at middle-class Indian women and the structural inequalities that frame their lives. The book will be out on July 5
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The Dream Catcher

Text by Ranjabati Das. Photographs by Asad Sheikh. Styled by Sarah Rajkotwala.

Taking us through the alleyways of her formative years, and right into the inner chambers of her mind, painter-actor-writer Deepti Naval’s memoir, ‘A Country Called Childhood’, serves as a nod to her earliest influences while also providing the prologue to her later life as an outlier
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Design-led company Jaipur Rugs has always worked with designers who push the boundaries of what can be created through the union of traditional techniques and contemporary design. Each piece in Brahmaand — their collection of hand-knotted rugs in deep indigo hues and organic forms in collaboration with architect-designer Ashiesh Shah — becomes a cosmic portal and raises questions about the universe
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Dior, in collaboration with NGO Parley for the Oceans, unveils fabrics created from marine debris in its recently launched menswear capsule. We take a look at their innovative process below…
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The Endearing Tenderness of Ranveer Singh

Text by: Prathyush Parasuraman.

Much has been written about Ranveer Singh’s untraditional off-screen persona, so on the heels of ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ we instead deconstruct the actor’s displays of masculinities across his filmography to understand how he has chipped away at the toxic convention of a “mass hero” — whose contemporary avatar has increasingly been playing to the Hindutva imagination — and the innate gentleness that underpins several of his roles
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“I believe each of us has a gift to share – something to teach and something to learn.”

Interview by Mallika Chandra. Photographs by Denver Rodrigues. Styled by Neelam Ahooja. Assisted by Akanksha Pandey.

For Canada-based fashion influencer Neelam Ahooja, age is the last thing on her mind
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