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.

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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.

How Sonam Kapoor Conquered the Virtual World

The Bollywood actress and fashion icon sure knows how to grab eyeballs. What is it that makes her social-media feed irresistible?

Lecoanet Hemant: Clothed in Reinvention

The 40-year journey of haute couturiers Lecoanet Hemant from Paris to Delhi is one of restless change and a constant pushing of boundaries.

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

Heritage Luxury with a Diamond on Top

Diamond brand Forevermark has tied up with ace Indian couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee for a new collection of jewels, titled Zanyah. This is Mukherjee’s first line of fine jewellery, and going by his previous oeuvre of work, promises to be exquisite.

Suket Dhir: Winning the Woolmark Prize 2016

From a childhood in insurgency-torn Punjab, to winning the world’s most prestigious fashion award, to designing the new RSS uniform, turning points are the rule rather than the exception in designer Suket Dhir’s life.

Luxury Fashion, Now in Hindi at a Store Near You

Marketing to Indian audiences has always been a challenge for foreign brands entering the country. While some modify their strategies for local audiences, most stick to their global marketing strategy for the Indian audience as well. Interestingly, they all use English for communication in India.

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.

Book Review: The Lives of Others, by Neel Mukherjee

As a citizen of 21st-century, wired, enthusiastic India, you’ll need courage to look this book in the eye, to face our truth, to see where we’ve come from. But you’ll also find courage within its pages.

A Suitable Indian Boy

What is it like for a Western woman to be married to an Indian man, to adjust to not just his quirks but also those of his family, community and country?

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 December 2013 editorial

I cannot help but recall the chilling events of last December when a 23-year-old Delhi-based physiotherapy student’s life was snuffed out in yet another instance of gender violence that now dot newspapers with alarming frequency. A happy wedding was not in her destiny.

Sumedh Rajendran and Masooma Syed: In Art and War

Ten years into a relationship that has been tested unreasonably due to their nationalities, the famous duo wear their Indo-Pak badge lightly, even with raised eyebrows.

SN Goenka: He Brought Out the Buddha in Us

As the news of the death of SN Goenka, the founder of the Dhamma organization that teaches Vipassana meditation across the globe, made its way across the virtual world on the night of September 29 this year, the memory of a 56-year-old grandmother from a village in Haryana, a state in northern India, struck me.

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