Homegrown Fragrance Brands are Vying for India’s Luxury Consumer

A new crop of Indian perfume makers are stepping up to compete with global fragrance giants for the luxury customer’s attention.


These Beauty Brands Are Giving Back to Society and the Planet

You can now look beautiful and make the world a more beautiful place too. Top brands have tied up with causes that ensure your beauty buy goes a longer way.

Take Selfies with Your Favourite Celebrity at the New Madame Tussauds Delhi

Madame Tussauds launched in the Indian capital last week, and visitors can expect hours of heady indulgence while posing with their favourite celebrities.

These Entrepreneurs Plan to Make Jaipur the Design Capital of India

A group of creative entrepreneurs and product designers have set out to mark Jaipur as the design capital of India. They believe that though Jaipur is a World Craft City, we need to make a special effort to sustain and incentivize traditional crafts.

How Nature-based Beauty Brands Are Wooing Indian Millennials

New homegrown beauty brands are offering nature-based and Ayurvedic beauty remedies to suit the sensibilities and lifestyles of Indian millennials.

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.

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.

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