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DIARY OF A SHOPAHOLIC

Jasmeen Dugal browses through an arsenal of beauty products and hones in on "must-haves."
NIDHIMUNIMxCROCS
19-JUNE-2017
SS18 shows may not be finished, but I've compiled my wish-list, after the showcase celebrating a collaboration between Nidhi Munim and Crocs.

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Rohit Bal

EXPLOSIVE MOMENTS

Some people stay on in our minds... some conversations don't fade with time!
HOW DO WE BELL THE PIRACY CAT?
13-JUNE-2017
"Belling the cat is not enough — the Fashion fraternity must be united to protect their priceless works of art against piracy!"

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India Luxury Style Week

INDIA LUXURY STYLE WEEK MEN'S EDITION

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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THE MAN YOU WISH TO BE

Harsh Khullar conceptualised and launched 'The Man You Wish To Be', which takes styling to a completely new level and transforms the man.
IN CONVERSATION WITH HARSH KHULLAR
15-MAY-2017
Above all, he is humble, sincere, hardworking and has an innate ability to sartorially transform people.

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DESIGN DIARY ABHISHEK DUTTA

Designer Abhishek Dutta has carved a niche in Kolkata's Fashion landscape. Wigan And Leigh alumnus, his is one of the most awaited shows at Fashion Week.
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!
SOUND OF SILENCE
20-APRIL-2017
"We met as strangers from different parts of the world. Today, we feel connected from the heart."

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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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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
TRAIN DREAMS BY SAMANT CHAUHAN
14-MARCH-2017
"As a maker of clothes, I have put my childhood, my past into the silhouettes."

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ENTREPRENEUR DIARIES

Abbas Hashmi is a renowned investment banker, business consultant, entrepreneur, public speaker and Founder CEO of Green Card Capital.
GREEN CARD CAPITAL FOUNDER CEO ABBAS HASHMI
11-MARCH-2017
"It’s not about sales and numbers for my team and I. We deal with families making life decisions. It’s the people side of investment I’m drawn to."

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DESIGN DIARIES — FELIX BENDISH

Felix Bendish completed his education from Raheja School of Fashion and ventured into couture embroideries and accessories.
SHOWCASING AT LONDON FASHION WEEK
07-MARCH-2017
"Apart from creativity, buyers and stores are looking at competitive pricing..."

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CHANDNI CHOWK

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 | 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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RAJASTHAN HERITAGE WEEK

RAJASTHAN HERITAGE WEEK SEASON 2

Indian and international designers will showcase contemporary ensembles crafted from Rajasthan's wealth of heritage textiles.
IN CONVERSATION WITH MANISH SAKSENA
11-DECEMBER-2016
"I continued to engage with Kota in Season 2 as I felt compelled to work with weavers who had given me gems last year!"

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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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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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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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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.
THIS UNQUIET LAND
09-FEBRUARY-2016
"Few put themselves so squarely in the centre of the century's conflicts; even fewer describe what they saw as well as she did"

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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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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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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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