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Exploring India’s Chandigarh

Exploring India’s Chandigarh

Chandigarh shows itself off to global travelers much like greater India would wish to be seen – prosperous, comfortable and cosmopolitan. Officially a union territory controlled by the central government, Chandigarh is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. It is also the first planned city of independent India. When the Swiss architect Le Corbusier...
Zara comes to India

Zara comes to India

Fashion lovers and retail connoisseurs, are you listening? For shopaholics in India, there is some good news! Zara, the flagship brand of the Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, opened its largest store in Mumbai last week. The five-storied store is housed in the heritage-listed 110-year old Ismail Building in South Mumbai and spans a total area...
Brooklyn Photographer Perfectly Captures Punjab, India

Brooklyn Photographer Perfectly Captures Punjab, India

“People in Punjab wear very bright, vibrant colors,” said Mark Hartman, a photographer based in Brooklyn who spent last March in India. “To me, it shows a sense of pride and confidence.” Mark Hartman spends his life dedicated to photography and has just finished his fifth trip to India. What keeps Hartman going back is...
School in India Achieves Net Zero

School in India Achieves Net Zero

Aversa Academy in India just completed what seemed like the impossible. Set in a rural village 90 miles away from Mumbai, the school had limited sources available to build the academy and maintain it. This is where the architects of the project, Mumbai-based Case Design, decided to build the school using Net Zero capability. “Net...
School for “Grannies” in India-Giving Hope to Those who can’t Read

School for “Grannies” in India-Giving Hope to Those who can’t Read

Ansuya Deshmukh recently realized her dream – to write her name. The name she has had her entire life but could not write because she never went to school. At 90, she’s relieved she has managed do it it. “All my life I have been illiterate. It’s like being only half human. But what could...
"Who wants to blend in, when you can stand out?"- Levi’s New India Ad Slams Body Shamers

“Who wants to blend in, when you can stand out?”- Levi’s New India Ad Slams Body Shamers

Levi’s new campaign in India #IShapeMyWorld unites women no matter their size! It’s not just about selling anymore; it’s about celebrating, and sending a message. Levi’s has always been ahead of the curve in identifying the contemporary voice. Instead of providing an ideal for the jeans, they have decided to travel through the course of...
Le Mill: Bringing Luxury Couture to India’s Fingertips

Le Mill: Bringing Luxury Couture to India’s Fingertips

Le Mill has forever been one of those rare places in India where you can score a Balenciaga skirt and pair it with a Valentino bag, all available on the same floor. The concept store in Mumbai is known for housing cutting-edge international labels and the coolest names in Indian fashion. Spread over 4,000-square feet,...
Indian Art Leads the Auction at Christie’s  

Indian Art Leads the Auction at Christie’s  

Indian art led the pack at Christie’s fourth consecutive sale in Mumbai. Modern Indian art earned a noteworthy $10.8 million in total. The sale at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel offered a mix of classical, modern and contemporary works. The auction that was led by 41 works from Abhishek and Radhika Poddar’s private art collection...
Veranda on the Roof Brings Design Strategy to Pune, India

Veranda on the Roof Brings Design Strategy to Pune, India

Studio Course has overhauled the upper level of a penthouse apartment in Pune, creating an exquisite mix of indoor and outdoor rooms that surround a rooftop garden. The local studio, which is also based in Pune, aimed to transform the home’s under-utilized top floor into an area like the veranda of a traditional Indian home...
Narendra Modi Celebrates World Poetry Day

Narendra Modi Celebrates World Poetry Day

  I was a poet and didn’t even know it! Did you know PM Narendra Modi is a poet? On World Peace Day, the Prime Minister of India gave everyone an exclusive peak inside his works of poetry via social media. After congratulating poets for their efforts to popularize the splendid medium of expression, Modi...
Holi: The Festival of Colors

Holi: The Festival of Colors

Spring is here! Holi, India’s festival of colors and celebration, holds a special place in Indian culture and is now popularly celebrated across the world. Holi is a joyous two-day Hindu holiday on the last full moon of the lunar month of Phalguna at the end of the winter season. It falls in either late...
Nimai-Bringing Conceptual Jewelry Back to the Forefront

Nimai-Bringing Conceptual Jewelry Back to the Forefront

Handcrafted, artisanal, original- Nimai is the place to be! The tailored space opened in 2013 by Pooja Roy Yadav in the newly-cool Shahpur Jat village.  After six years of handling PR for luxury brands like Ermenegildo Zegna, Porsche Design, LVMH, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tom Ford, it was Yadav’s love for jewelry that compelled...