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
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.
From North America to Europe, the world is waking up to the emotional appeal and the business opportunity of Hindi cinema.
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 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 talks about the art and research behind Anushka Sharma's looks in Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet'.
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.
From the flower beds to the Vedas, from romance to beauty and food, ‘moonbeams’ are fragrant with luxury.
India’s famous big fat wedding now demands high end innovation. These are the people who make it happen.
Who gives regular old laddoo-pedas at weddings any more? These gourmet sweet-makers offer festive confections with style and substance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.