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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.
CORPORATE ETIQUETTES FOR THE GLOBAL INDIA
14-SEPTEMBER-2016
In an exclusive fortnightly column, Konkana Bakshi shares invaluable corporate etiquettes!

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Divya Chouksey

MEMOIRS OF A MUMBAI MODEL

Model and actor Divya Chouksey undertook Masters in Documentary Film-making at University of Bedfordshire. Follow Divya Chouksey on Twitter
The 2016 Eyebrows
11-SEPTEMBER-2016
"I never knew good eyebrows could enhance the complete look"

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DESIGNER DIARIES — VAISHALI SHADANGULE

MP-based Science graduate Vaishali Shadangule shifted base to Mumbai to pursue her dreams of designing garments by injecting a modern attitude into traditional textiles. Today her label Vaishali S is steeped in powerhouse creativity. Follow vaishalivs on Twitter
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
08-SEPTEMBER-2016
It's a proud moment for Indian Fashion to have designer Vaishali Shadangule showcasing her handloom collection at New York Fashion Week. The designer shares her thoughts!

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LALA TEXTILES

LALA TEXTILES DIARIES

Since '47, Lala Textiles is renowned in Pakistan for manufacturing and retailing textiles with a commitment to principled trade.
GET THE LOOK!
30-AUGUST-2016
Lala Textiles is making headlines and we spotted a lot of people across fields sporting the stylish summer look!

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KYA DILLI KYA LAHORE

Kya Dill Kya Lahore celebrates the craft and cultural legacy of India and Pakistan.
IN CONVERSATION WITH HUMA NASSR
23-AUGUST-2016
"It’s a road taken by the talent (Shaan) of Pakistan to meet the talent (Shaan) of Hindustan and make history."

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DIARY OF A SHOPAHOLIC

Jasmeen Dugal browses through the hottest fashion and beauty collections in the market and hones in on the "must-haves."
ROHIT BAL CRYSTAL
22-AUGUST-2016
"Whether you want the limited edition for a wedding gift or flutes to begin a personal collection there is something for everyone here..."

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LAKME FASHION WEEK

LAKME FASHION WEEK DIGEST

Behind The Scenes at Lakme Fashion Week... invaluable stories that you miss if you just write about the shows!
IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTISANS' RADHI PAREKH
16-AUGUST-2016
As a vanguard, we feel responsible for sensitising young designers and customers to 'sustainable fashion'.

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EXPLOSIVE MOMENTS

Some people stay on in our minds... some conversations don't fade with time!
UPCYCLED CHIC AT INDIA'S NEXT TOP MODEL
13-AUGUST-2016
Designer Meet Parekh has crafted upcycled eco-chic garments for the participating models!!

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MEN UNIVERSE INDIA

MEN UNIVERSE INDIA: PAGEANT DIARY

While Shikhar Sidharth shares his vision for the pageant, Men Universe India Himanshu Shailey blogs LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE from Punta Cana!
IN CONVERSATION WITH NATIONAL DIRECTOR SHIKHAR SIDHARTH
08-JULY-2016
"Turning Indian Faces Into International Faces is my vision for this pageant..."

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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
SPA INDULGENCE IN MAURITIUS
27-JUNE-2016
"When the body seems to need rest, and it is denied because there is work disguised as leisure waiting, a spa treatment seems the best thing to find the balance."

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CHANEL

THE CHANEL DIARIES — EXCLUSIVE!!

Chanel India provides Explosive Fashion with editorial shoots and behind-the-scenes content of shows and campaigns!
COCO CRUSH
22-JUNE-2016
Kiera Knightley — face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle and Rouge Coco — has bagged Chanel's Coco Crush Fall 2016 campaign!

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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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Cannes2016

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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THROUGH THE LENS

In celebration of photographic brilliance!
IN CONVERSATION WITH AMITAVA DASGUPTA
30-MAY-2016
"Be humble and hungry. Enjoy what you do and always go for more! And, remember, talent is not enough; there is no substitute for hard work!"

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DRAWING BLOOD, MOLLY CRABAPPLE

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.
DRAWING BLOOD
06-MAY-2016
"The prison may have had guns, razor wire… but I had pictures..."

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THE EDITOR'S BLOG

Former Net Editor of Condenast India, Jasmeen Dugal is Founder, Managing Editor of EXPLOSIVE FASHION. Follow JasmeenGDugal on Twitter
THE PRESSURE OF PERFECTION
08-APRIL-2016
The life of a supermodel or actor — or anyone living a fast-paced urban lifestyle — is not only fiercely competitive but lonely.

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WORLD LIVING HERITAGE FESTIVAL

THE UDAIPUR DIARIES

Memories of an invaluable enriching experience of Udaipur's rich living heritage and royal hospitality!
UDAIPUR CITY PALACE MUSEUM
07-APRIL-2016
The House of Mewar is torchbearer of the Living Heritage movement and City Palace Museum is a testimony to this!

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CHEF SEBASTIAN SAJOU

THE RESTAURATEUR

"The Restaurateur" is a compelling look behind the scenes of the nation's culinary corridor — from Michelin-starred restaurants to neighbourhood bistros — and celebrates the untold art of the restaurateurs and chefs.
MICHELIN STAR CHEF SEBASTIAN SANJOU
27-MARCH-2016
"To highlight the tradition of French cuisine is respecting my culture… then I add creativity in the mix."

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ANUPAMA DAYAL

DESIGNER DIARIES — ANUPAMA DAYAL

Anupama Dayal was celebrated for boho-chic looks—until her bridal line, home label and jewellery sold out! Follow Anupama Dayal on Twitter
FIGHT AND FEAST
03-MARCH-2016
"There is one culture that even for us, and for the rest of the world, tops all charts on 'exotic'. The Nagas!"

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LOOTLOW

ENTREPRENEUR DIARIES

Credited with bringing luxury fashion to the average Indian's keyboard, Sagar Mehra — founder of online luxury fashion retailer LootLow.com — offers year round sales on luxury fashion that comes with an authenticity guarantee!
IN CONVERSATION WITH A CELEBRITY PUBLICIST
02-MARCH-2016
"PR is a quintessential component in the development of an artist, celebrity or corporate as it contours one's identity..."

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TOURIST IN MY CITY

Tourist In My City is about exploring regions in the city aspiring to glean a new perspective!
TOURIST IN MY CITY | PAHARGANJ
02-FEBRUARY-2016
"I had perceived it as home of the flower child and the backpacker. Until today…"

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RAJASTHAN HERITAGE WEEK

RAJASTHAN HERITAGE WEEK

Indian and overseas designers will showcase alongside national award winning weavers!
DESIGN DIARY: RITU KUMAR
26-NOVEMBER-2015
"Crafts are necessarily luxury in today's world of mass production. These are heritage crafts and do come in the bespoke area sometimes..."

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ANU PD

DESIGNER DIARIES — ANURADHA PRASAD DHAWAN

Anuradha Prasad Dhawan is Chief Designer at Anu P.D. celebrated for its fun on-trend styles!
WARRIOR PRINCESS
29-SEPTEMBER-2015
"Anu P.D. is a tribute to the warrior woman—every woman. The inner-bohemian-goddess in her has humility, respect, work ethics, honesty and a kick-ass sexuality"

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FASHION COLUMNIST — MEHER CASTELINO

Meher Castelino is recipient of The Young Environmentalist Programme for Excellence in Fashion Media and External Examiner for Pearl Academy of Fashion while indulging her passion for writing on fashion.
IN CONVERSATION WITH NEETA LULLA
23-JULY-2015
"I desire to share my expertise with young aspirants looking to penetrate into the world of fashion,” Neeta Lulla explained.

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MEMOIRS OF A SIKH MODEL

The first Sikh model to walk for Fashion Week, Tejeshwar Singh evoked a surge of pride throughout his community.
SNAPSHOTS FROM THE LIFE OF A SIKH MODEL
07-JULY-2015
"I was hoping for an opportunity not to be judged because I am Sikh and instead by my abilities as a model..."

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Dipannita Sharma

DIARY OF A MODEL, ACTOR, ENTREPRENEUR

Assamese model and actor Dipannita Sharma has always indulged her need to be multi dimensional. Today, she's owner of Table Tennis team "High Tide" and aspires to make the sport commercially viable!
HIGH TIDE
11-JUNE-2015
"My dad is a sports enthusiast and because of that I've always felt all sports deserve equal support."

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GROW INTO YOUR DREAMS — STUTI JALAN SUREKHA

Stuti Jalan-Surekha, MD of Crosshairs Communication, is one of 30 emerging women leaders to participate in Fortune State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership Program and Asia 21 Young Leadership Summit. Follow stutijalan on Twitter
LOTUS: JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT
11-MARCH-2015
"I met people from all walks and found renewed passion to pursue my dreams, Pay It Forward"

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ROYAL DIARY OF YUVRANI DUNGARPUR

Yuvrani Dungarpur designs magnificient fine jewellery inspired by the family's four generations' tradition of fine jewellery making.
TRADITION OF FINE JEWELLERY MAKING
09-JANUARY-2015
"In the 1800's Wankaner had fine jewellers who created stunning pieces and they have maintained that till today..."

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Bollywood

THESPIAN DIARIES

You've admired their presence onscreen. Now get to know them better.
TETE-A-TETE WITH SAHIL SALATHIA
25-NOVEMBER-2014
"We shot in —6 temperature on the glacier, didn't bathe and slept in tents for a month at Dokriani Glacier but never did I feel..”why?!?!”

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http://www.ranawat.com/

DESIGNER 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.
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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DESIGNER 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.
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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JOURNAL OF A POLO PLAYER — RINA SHAH

Creative Director in Rinaldi Designs and graduate from Fashion Institute of Technology (Accessory Design), Culinary Institute of America, Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard University, Rina Shah is India's only lady Polo player!
RINALDI POLO
26-APRIL-2014
"I have done rifle shooting, mountain climbing, car racing, skub diving, hiking, ATV racing and surfing but Polo has always given me such a rush!"

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DESIGNER DIARIES — PAYAL SINGHAL

Granddaughter of artist and photographer J.P Singhal, Payal 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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DESIGNER 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.
AUTHENTICITY TAKES PRECEDENCE IN COSTUME DESIGNING
01-MAY-2012
"Authenticity takes precedence over design and drama!!"

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RETAIL REALITY — PRADEEP HIRANI

As Chairman-Kimaya Fashions, Pradeep Hirani has achieved success in all cornerstones of the fashion landscape.
INDIA: THE NEXT FASHION CAPITAL
31-AUGUST-2011
"India is set to roll very soon and there is bound to be a snowball effect that will need major players to capitalize. Kimaya is raring to go… are we?"

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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!!
14-FEBRUARY-2011
"Remember the March Hare in Alice In Wonderland? "No time, No time, No time", he repeated as he buzzed about?"

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samant chauhan

DESIGNER DIARIES — SAMANT CHAUHAN

Samant Chauhan's vision is to design luxury prêt whilst creating a brand identity for Bhagulpuri hand-woven silk. Follow samant_chauhan on Twitter
THE 'FASHION WEEK' EXPERIENCE
09-NOVEMBER-2010
" 'Origami' was what we commenced with. Later, recognizing the commercial significance of this season, we withdrew from experimenting with a new concept and focused on the selling theory..."

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