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Chef Sadab Qureshi

HOSPITALITY PLAYERS

"Hospitality Players" is a compelling look behind the scenes of the hospitality corridor from luxury hotels to Michelin-starred restaurants and celebrates the untold art of hoteliers, restaurateurs and chefs.
CHEF SADAB QURESHI
06-AUGUST-2019
"Diners are conscious about health and want to know what goes into each dish but they are not willing to compromise on taste! That inspires us to transform a bland meal into a gourmet dish!"

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LAKME FASHION WEEK

LAKME FASHION WEEK

News, view and interviews at Lakmé Fashion Week!
LFW GEN NEXT DESIGNER ANKITA SRIVASTAVA
05-AUGUST-2019
"It's the best platform to create a ripple of awareness about the brand's eco-friendly vision"

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gucci

THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

The backstory of legendary campaigns!
BOBBI BROWN COSMETICS' CONFIDENT BEAUTY
02-AUGUST-2019
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has partnered with four multi-dimensional women for its campaign, 'Confident Beauty'

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DIARY OF A SHOPAHOLIC

Jasmeen Dugal browses through an arsenal of beauty products and hones in on "must-haves."
RITU KUMAR HOME
02-AUGUST-2019
'Ritu Kumar Home' is a contemporary craft-inspired initiative to bring her design aesthetic to crockery, cutlery and furnishing.

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Anita Iyer Narayan

ADAPTIVE FASHION

This advocacy for mindfully designed collections marks Indian Fashion's most recent step towards inclusion.
IN CONVERSATION WITH GEETA CASTELINO
31-JULY-2019
"if each store has a tailor in the alteration department who can make little changes in the garment… it could be a welcome beginning!"

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DESIGN DIARY: TARUN TAHILIANI

The label has its grip on the modern Indian aesthetic — steeped in Indian tradition and craft, designed keeping in mind the global Indian.
IN CONVERSATION WITH TARUN TAHILIANI
23-JULY-2019
"The new age bride and groom wants to adorn exquisite garments, however, with no compromise on functionality."

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DESIGN DIARY: PANKAJ AND NIDHI

Pankaj and Nidhi rethink the vocabulary of ready- to- wear with couture lens and intelligently apply their unique design aesthetic to each show narrative.
IN CONVERSATION WITH PANKAJ AND NIDHI
20-JULY-2019
"We have always made our ready- to- wear collections with a couture lens"

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DESIGN DIARY: BIBI RUSSELL

Top model who has walked for YSL, Karl Lagerfeld and Giorgio Armani, fashion designer with a degree from London College of Fashion, "one of 20 people to watch in the millennium in Asia" cites Asiaweek and founder of "fashion for development".
BIBI IN RAJASTHAN
11-JULY-2019
"What can be better for craftsmen and weavers if their art comes under the 'fashion' umbrella and is recognised worldwide? The exposure will increase their confidence and encourage them to stay rooted in their culture."

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MITTEE

FITNESS AND WELLNESS FILES

Fitness and wellness is a part and parcel of our lifestyle. Here we speak to experts.
IN CONVERSATION WITH YASHICA KESWANI
11-JULY-2019
'Our aim is to create clean, nature-inspired high-performance formulations to help reveal the most beautiful you!'

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BUMBLE

BUMBLE

Bumble gives women access to people right here, right now. People near them, relevant to them. A social network that champions their growth in love, life and career.
BUMBLE GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY PRITI JOSHI
03-JULY-2019
"One of the things we consistently heard was the desire for women to feel safe and comfortable"

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THE UNPLUGGED PROJECT

THESPIAN DIARIES

You've admired their presence onscreen. Now get to know them better.
IN CONVERSATION WITH NISHA HARALE
01-JULY-2019
"Music has helped heal me..."

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LAKSHYARAJ SINGH MEWAR

THE ROYAL DIARIES

In conversation with royal families.
LAKSHYARAJ SINGH MEWAR
30-JUNE-2019
''Why are we labelling people as elders and millennial? It causes a divide. Channel that energy positively and work together for the greater good."

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COMO DESIGN COLLECTIVE

RETAIL DIARIES

The Fashion Retailer showcases insights from the business and interviews of people in Fashion Retail.
COMO DESIGNER COLLECTIVE FOUNDER PALLAV OJHA
29-JUNE-2019
'Fashion shouldn't be an option for the privileged few!'

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SUPERMODEL DIARIES: SAPNA KUMAR

Supermodel Sapna Kumar stood at the pinnacle of Fashion when she opened a restaurant. Today, she is designing fine jewellery.
BEYOND THE RUNWAY
27-JUNE-2019
"Modelling demands hard work, discipline and determination, and these qualities help you in whatever you choose to do next!"

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CLOSE TO THE BONE

THE BOOK NOOK

The Book Nook reviews books that add value to our spirit and our shelves. All book reviews are individual views of the person penning it and the website does not subscribe to the same.
CLOSE TO THE BONE
27-JUNE-2019
Positivity, love for life and facing harsh reality head- on forms the spine of this memoir.

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Lecoanet Hemant

DESIGN DIARIES: LECOANET HEMANT

Celebrated for wowing Fashion with a mix of the precision-chic of Parisian couture and commercial potential. Follow LecoanetHemant on Twitter
AYURGANIC
23-MAY-2019
"Ayurganic is like wearing a breathing mask for your body!"

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FASHION DIARIES: ALISON KANUGA

Former supermodel and show director Alison Kanuga
IN CONVERSATION WITH ALISON WOODHAM
20-MAY-2019
"We'll get models to register if we have jobs and we'll get clients if we have an extensive database of models… Rome was not built in a day!''

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SUPERMODEL DIARIES: TINA CHHATWAL

Tina Chhatwal's career ascended so precipitously after she won an International pageant, she became the toast of Fashion. Today, she aspires to pay it forward.
FROM SUPERMODEL TO ENTREPRENEUR
11-MAY-2019
"I was young when I won the pageant. If I had the support of an agency, my career path would have been different."

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DIARY OF A COSTUME DESIGNER

Authenticity and historical accuracy is her calling card so it's no wonder Subarna Ray Chaudhuri continues to make headlines!
IN CONVERSATION WITH SUBARNA RAY CHAUDHURI
09-MAY-2019
"These days stylists collect designerwear and try to make it look like from a certain era; we need to design costumes keeping the era in mind!"

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TARANG ARORA

DESIGN DIARIES: AMRAPALI

Amrapali Museum preserves the cultural heritage and time-honoured traditions of the nation through collection of rural, tribal and folk jewellery and objets.
IN CONVERSATION WITH AMRAPALI CEO TARANG ARORA
28-APRIL-2019
Amrapali Museum preserves our cultural heritage and time-honoured traditions through its collection of rural, tribal and folk jewellery!

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DIARY OF A LUXURY JEWELLER

It is rare to be a family business and a cult jewellery brand worldwide but Samir Andrea Kasliwal can lay claim to both.
IN CONVERSATION WITH SAMIR ANDREA KASLIWAL
24-APRIL-2019
"My dual culture broadened my vision which allows me to engage with people from different backgrounds..."

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HH MAHARAJA GAL SINGH JI OF JODHPUR

CARTIER TRAVEL WITH STYLE

LIVE coverage and exclusive interviews of Cartier Concours d'Elegance which travelled to Jaipur for the sixth edition of 'Cartier Travel With Style'.
EXCLUSIVE CHAT WITH HH MAHARAJA GAJ SINGH JI OF JODHPUR
18-MARCH-2019
"Vintage cars are beautiful works of rare automobile designs; they represent different eras and have their own unique history."

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pacho

EXPLOSIVE MOMENTS

Some people stay on in our minds... some conversations don't fade with time!
CARTIER TRAVEL WITH STYLE
25-FEBRUARY-2019
Cartier Concours d'Elegance travelled to Jaipur for the sixth edition of 'Cartier Travel With Style'.

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WORLD LIVING HERITAGE FESTIVAL

WORLD LIVING HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The World Living Heritage Festival is a powerhouse forum for an exchange of knowledge between experts from across the world.
IN CONVERSATION WITH VRINDA RAJE SINGH
06-NOVEMBER-2018
"Before you can study or uphold cultural traditions of yesteryears, we need to inculcate the respect for it."

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KEN FERNS

DESIGN DIARIES: KEN FERNS

Ken Ferns designs for a rarefied customer, the kind who prefers a playful, smart look and pay for the privilege. Follow Ken on Twitter
MY LIFE, MY DESIGN
30-OCTOBER-2018
"I've understood design in its true sense and I can adapt and deliver to any design-based canvas be it a showcase, costume design, styling or uniforms!"

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FASHION COLUMNIST: SATHYA SARAN

Editor of Femina since 1993, Sathya Saran has made the magazine contemporary. Today she is Visiting Professor at NIFT. Follow Sathyaistruth on Twitter
ADVICE FOR WANNABE FASHIONISTAS
26-MAY-2018
"Oh please! May I (as someone who hurts when I see a badly dressed person) offer little bits of advice to wannabe fashionistas?"

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nisha jamvwal

FASHION AND THE CITY: NISHA JAMVWAL

Interior Architect and Fashion Designer Nisha JamVwal is the quintessential aesthete! Follow NishJamvwal on Twitter
BALANCING ACT
29-APRIL-2018
Remember the March Hare in Alice In Wonderland? "No time, No time, No time", he repeated as he buzzed about? He was prophesying the present.

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rinaa shah

DIARY OF A POLO PLAYER

From tennis and squash to F1 Racing in California and sky diving in New York, Rinaa Shah has done it all. Now it's Polo!
FOLLOW THE DREAM
02-APRIL-2018
"I am a big believer that one can fulfil their passion at a any age… you just have to want it badly... nothing is impossible!"

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THE MODEL ARTIST

Supermodel Tinu Verghis worked 15 years before joining Lasalle College of Arts. Her work is now legendary. Follow Tinu Verghis on Twitter
CHALLENGING A LIFETIME OF INEQUALITIES
03-FEBRUARY-2018
"How do I fight inequalities? By myself?!! I chanced on Art as a form of expression and did a cannonball jump into it."

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DESIGN DIARIES: KOVID MITTAL

Kovid Mittal's design aesthetic is both classic and experimental and he aspires to bring diversity in men's fashion.
BORDERLINE
10-JANUARY-2018
"I thought it would be magic to fuse urban design aesthetic with Lamas' culture and traditional attire"

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JASMEEN DUGAL

THE EDITOR'S BLOG

Former Net Editor of Condenast India, Jasmeen Dugal is Founder Editor of EXPLOSIVE FASHION. Follow JasmeenGDugal on Twitter
MY EXPLOSIVE JOURNEY
06-DECEMBER-2017
"I work all hours of the day and night!! The harder I work, the more success I achieve, and isn’t that the way it should be?"

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ROCKY STAR

DESIGN DIARIES: ROCKY S

RockyS rose to unparalleled heights with star-truffled shows, styling celebrities worldwide, designing for brands and more! Follow RockyStar on Twitter
THE BUSINESS OF FASHION
08-OCTOBER-2017
"I draw inspiration out of my own experiences and have a different story to tell each season."

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India Luxury Style Week

DESIGN DIARIES: VIVEK KARUNAKARAN

Some of the most exciting designers will showcase their new men's collections over five days!
DESIGN DIARY BY VIVEK KARUNAKARAN
04-JUNE-2017
"My learning was that "I had to ADAPT without losing my roots and what I believed in". Today, I feel I have somewhere been able to find a balance."

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abhishek dutta

DESIGN DIARIES: ABHISHEK DUTTA

Abhishek Dutta has carved a niche in Kolkata. Wigan And Leigh alumnus, his is one of the most awaited shows. Follow Abhishek Dutta on Twitter
IN COLLABORATION WITH JAIL INMATES
30-APRIL-2017
"There is prejudice about prisoners hence they do not get employment. Giving them jobs at my units will be a financial support for their families."

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MY WELLNESS DIARIES

Physically, mentally, digitally, I refuse to stay still. And I plan to get my life back on track with slow living at a nature retreat!
HOW I HEALED AT AURORA RETREATS
20-APRIL-2017
"It was the perfect place, with its positive energy, to journey inwards to my deepest self. And heal."

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CHANEL

THE CHANEL DIARIES! EXCLUSIVE!!

Chanel India provides Explosive Fashion with EXCLUSIVE editorial shoots and behind-the-scenes content of its International shows and campaigns!
PUMP UP THE GLOSS: AN EXCLUSIVE!
31-MARCH-2017
When I heard from Chanel that it would collaborate with Explosive Fashion for an EXCLUSIVE beauty shoot [once again!] I was thrilled beyond belief!!

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CHANDNI CHOWK

TOURIST IN MY CITY

Explore your city for a new perspective! Follow JasmeenGDugal on Twitter
TOURIST IN MY CITY | PARANTHE WALLI GALLI
20-DECEMBER-2016
"It's vital to zig zag, always alert to jump to one side at the blast of a horn or the 'moo' of an irate cow!"

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THE ART OF BEING EXTRAORDINARY

Konkana Bakshi is a national etiquette expert, sought out industry leader, and the owner of business, social and personal enhancement etiquette schools Savoir Faire and Tres Chic.
PARTY ETIQUETTES
20-DECEMBER-2016
Want be the toast of a party? Observe these social etiquettes by Savoir Faire's Konkana Bakshi!

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USAMA ALI KHAN KHATTAK

POSTCARD FROM LAHORE

The skyrocketing career of model Usama Ali Khan Khattak is a story of simmering success and chances are we'll see him in theatre and films soon!
POSTCARD FROM LAHORE
05-JUNE-2016
"People may feel it's my face or physique but what makes me different is my attitude. I'm very selective..."

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POSTCARD FROM CANNES

Exclusive Interviews from Cannes 2016!
ANJHULA MYA SINGH BAIS: WOMAN ON A MISSION
31-MAY-2016
"An event can be experienced two ways: shallow or deep. Everyone has narratives and away from all hubbub is true work, power and significance..."

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http://www.ranawat.com/

DESIGN DIARIES: RAJDEEP RANAWAT

Rajdeep Ranawat is an artist and designer. On graduating from NIFT he trained in Paris and NYC and then launched his label in 2004. To commemorate ten years in fashion, he sharees his experience from 2004 till date with weekly posts. Follow Rajdeep on Twitter
LAST 3 YEARS OF MY DECADE IN FASHION
24-OCTOBER-2014
"We complete 10 years in the fashion industry this month in October 2014"

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vijay balhara

DESIGN DIARIES: VIJAY BALHARA

In a season when the agenda of fashion is being rewritten by brilliant designers, all that a discerning shopper wishes for is a collection that makes a style statement. That's where Vijay Balhara comes in. Follow VJB on Twitter
THE MAKING OF 'THE COVEN OF BLACK NARCISSUS'
30-JULY-2014
"Before the shoot I just told one thing to Roberta: that I need her to give a part of her soul in every picture.."

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PAYAL SINGHAL

DESIGN DIARIES: PAYAL SINGHAL

Granddaughter of artist and photographer J.P Singhal, Payal Singhal grew up amidst films, fashion and art. Follow Payal Singhal on Twitter
BEHIND THE SCENES OF PAYAL SINGHAL SS14 SHOOT
05-MARCH-2014
Payal Singhal blogs exclusively for Explosive Fashion while shooting the look book of her Lakme Fashion Week SS14 collection 'Lady Sahara'.

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FASHION CHRONICLES: KARISHMA NAINA

Muse for the hottest designers on the block. On the ball with latest styles.. shooting and blogging.. what more could a girl want? Follow KarishmaNaina on Twitter
THE ART OF PLAY
27-JUNE-2013
"While the world is out at work, we are out at play but it just so happens that our play; singing and dancing, acting, writing and dressing up, is our work..."

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ritu kumar

DESIGN DIARIES: RITU KUMAR

Since 1969, Ritu Kumar has developed a style reflecting ancient Indian craftsmanship in a modern vocabulary. Her book 'Costumes and Textiles of Royal India' chronicles the history of indian textiles and art design. Follow Ritu Kumar on Twitter
AUTHENTICITY TAKES PRECEDENCE IN COSTUME DESIGNING
01-MAY-2012
"Authenticity takes precedence over design and drama!!"

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