How Nicobar Became the Digital Generation’s Go-to Lifestyle Label

Born at the intersection of design and technology, fashion and lifestyle label Nicobar has an unconventional branding and marketing strategy that is all set to change the way modern Indians shop.

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Adeeb Ahamed Is Taking LuLu Group Further with Food, Toys and Fashion

The UAE-based MD of Lulu Exchange Holdings Adeeb Ahamed introduced popular international restaurant chains to India. This year, he is playing with toys and fashion.

Offbeat by Design: India’s New Jewellery Makers

A fearless crop of jewellery designers is changing the way Indians and Indophiles adorn themselves, using craft-based intricacies and unlikely materials. I spoke to six enterprising bauble creators.

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. 

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