Prevention is better than cure

Kavita Devgan, Rupa Publications Rs.204 (218p) ISBN 978-93-5304-361-2 Oddly enough, even though I am more inclined towards design, art and fashion,  I was gifted ‘Grandmother’s Hacks – 50 Kickass Traditional Habits for a Fitter You’ by Kavita Devgan at a time when I had acute acidity. Each summer, since the past few years, I’ve spent groggily…

Out of the Shed

Painting London red was India in September with its pavilion at the 10th edition of The London Design Fair, this year. We were privileged to become the first guest country, invited. Equipped with the best of both worlds, the brewing interest in our new independent designers and studios, was sure to develop! Through This is India, Shed also debuted for the first time on…

A House from Kerala

Sudesh Unniraman has been a documentary filmmaker for 20 odd yrs now and has filmed some fascinating topics like Unusual Indian Businesses for BBC, The Luxury Trains of India for Discovery Channel and Sonepur ka Mela– the biggest animal fair in Asia. But I’d like to throw some light on his film A House from Kerala which is being screened today– 21st…

Gift or script

“Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient .”-  E. M. Forster The Secret Ink , seems to me a great option for personalized luxury stationery as it pushes the envelope even further for the traditional parchment lovers;…

Revival of a regal atelier

A very happy and prosperous Diwali everybody !!!!! This feature celebrates old regal art of real silver and gold embroidery on brocades, silks, chiffons and cottons with Rajkunwar Mayankraj Singh of Kayasthpada, who revives it with Shikaarbagh. He tastefully recreates the preciousness of “Succha Kaam” providing a nostalgic feel of the bygone era with custom made must-haves for drawing…

Opulence made privy

Full Name:Nagina Waters Owner:Nagina Waters Luxury Bath Collection Area:Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi    Background: My foray into the bathroom retail business started in 1976, while in U.K. I helped build and develop a well known brand West One Bathrooms into a renowned business in London. What triggered off your thoughts to start this niche venture?…

Marigold bespoke services

Marigold Diary celebrates life. It celebrates the uber cool, the new and exciting and the wild and wonderful. A melting pot of the creative expertise that has come from a strong background in commercial art, copy editing, public relations, working with luxury brands that enhance lifestyle choices; choices that are unearthed, culled out carefully from…

Hospital Guide Foundation

Indiritta Singh D’mello an Oxford graduate always wanted to contribute in some form towards the social upliftment of Indian society. Coming from a privileged background and a career with MNCs left her seeking for more than what meets the eye. A mission of making quality healthcare easily accessible with an amazing network of ethical, competent…