Good Earth and Nicobar: Reinventing Indian Luxury, Twice

Hugely popular design retailers Good Earth and Nicobar are both a culmination of risky business decisions that appear sound only in retrospect. Here is what it takes to reinvent, twice, the modern Indian concept of luxury

The Problem Solvers: Shivan and Narresh

India’s first and only swimwear designers have gone from laurel to laurel by looking at gaps in the market that needed to be filled, and solving the oldest of women’s problems – self-confidence.

Bollywood Beyond Borders

From North America to Europe, the world is waking up to the emotional appeal and the business opportunity of Hindi cinema.

Karishma Grover: Wine and Wonderful

A feisty woman and a fastidious winemaker in the same heady package, Karishma Grover has changed the flavour and raised the bar at Grover Zampa wines.

Anand Tahiliani and Jahan Tahiliani: Taking Forward a Design Legacy

Anand and Jahan, the young sons of renowned fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani, are striding in their father’s shoes, one careful, confident step at a time.

Puneet B Saini: Anushka Sharma’s Makeup Artist for ‘Bombay Velvet’

Puneet B Saini talks about the art and research behind Anushka Sharma's looks in Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet'.

Meet India’s New Recyclistas

Armed with laptops, smartphones and management degrees, and driven by the idea of social change and empowerment, these ‘recyclistas’ use a profit model to incentivise ‘upcycling’ of waste for lifestyle products and functional works of art.

For the Love of Jasmine

From the flower beds to the Vedas, from romance to beauty and food, ‘moonbeams’ are fragrant with luxury.

The Marriage Maestros in India’s Booming Wedding Industry

India’s famous big fat wedding now demands high end innovation. These are the people who make it happen.

Indian ‘Mithais’ Get a Designer Twist

Who gives regular old laddoo-pedas at weddings any more? These gourmet sweet-makers offer festive confections with style and substance.

Prashi and Pramel: Party Perfect

Getting the details perfect is a given at Prashe Décor, founded by brother-sister duo Prashi Shah and Pramel Shah who have been designing Indian weddings across the US and abroad.

The Smile Report: The What, How & How Much of Dental Aesthetics

State-of-the-art dental treatments allow you to whiten your teeth, fix that toothy grin, and add dazzle to your smile for those priceless wedding photos. 

Liza Varma: Party Virtuoso

Starting out with modelling for fun, and moving on to being one of India’s leading fashion choreographers with over 2,000 shows to her credit, Kolkata-born Liza Varma has been part of the Indian fashion and glamour circuit for several years.

Martha Wiedemann: From Health to Happiness

Her youthful looks belie her age and the fact that she’s a grandmother to a two-year-old. But if there is one thing Martha Wiedemann, spa consultant and wellness expert, attributes her seeming agelessness to, it is the power of holistic living, and paying equal attention to mind, body and soul.

Wedding Vows November 2013 editorial

Let’s be honest now. Honeymoons aren’t as perfect as they’re made out to be. Not many of us in the new jet-setting, mismatched-official-leave situation are lucky enough to have one at all – my husband and I only managed to drive down for a night to a golf resort in neighbouring Noida where we lounged about in the pool and had a massage in the spa.

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