The Nilgiris Earth Festival turns the spotlight on the biosphere

On a foggy winter morning, the sprawling Keystone Foundation campus at Kotagiri in The Nilgiris is abuzz. Irula men and women dance rhythmically to a tune played on drums and pipes as the Habba, the central event of The Nilgiris Earth Festival begins. A walk tour of stalls showcases the bounty of the region including […]

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Sabyasachi Mukherjee says breaking into the jewellery industry was a challenge but that it helps to be obstinate, following his high jewellery presentation in Delhi

When Sabyasachi Mukherjee sets the stage, nobody dares step out of line. Not the 250-odd guests attending his high jewellery showcase at The Oberoi, Delhi, in ‘strictly black’, not the sommelier instructed to pour superb Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and not celebrity wedding designer Devika Narain, who hand-picked the reddest apples for his 24 ft table laden with […]

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The fashion trends set to take over in 2024

Fashion has long been considered peak cultural currency. Whether you were enamoured by the feminine charms of balletcore or cosplayed Sofia Richie’s old-money aesthetic, 2023 was rife with zeitgeist-shifting fashion trends. While some such as quiet luxury and Barbiecore made for great and lasting additions to the wardrobe, some fads missed the mark entirely (we’re […]

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All-male drama troupe performs epic dramas to celebrate Vaikunta Ekadasi

An epic drama in progress at Kasavalanadu Kollangarai village near Thanjavur. | Photo Credit: R.Vengadesh On any given day, A Dharmaraj is busy managing his security services firm in Thanjavur. But during Vaikunta Ekadasi festival (that was celebrated this year from December 22-23), he is back in his native village of Kasavalanadu Kollangarai, 21 km […]

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Tangy Sessions to host music sessions to sign off 2023 at the Bansilalpet Stepwell, Hyderabad. Satlaj Rahat Indori and Aahvaan Project, among other artistes, will perform

Poet Satlaj Rahat Indori and the Aahvaan Project are among the artistes who will perform at the Bansilalpet Stepwell in Hyderabad this weekend | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement A year since its restoration, the 17th century stepwell at Bansilalpet, Hyderabad, will play host to intimate music sessions. Poet Satlaj Rahat Indori, poet and storyteller Gautam […]

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Men’s fashion 2023 | There’s nothing dull about menswear

This year’s greatest fashion moment took place at the ancient Pont Neuf bridge — which arcs gently over the Seine in Paris. It was a cool night in the City of Light, and 13-time Grammy award winner Pharrell Williams stepped forward to present his debut show as creative director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear universe. What […]

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