Highlights of Harper’s Bazaar India June 2017 , issue: Our cover star is supermodel Lakshmi Menon who was shot by Delhi-based photographer Bikramjit Bose. The cover story is a conversation with her friend and photographer Sacha Mendes. It is an intimate tête-à-tête about the different aspects of Menon's life and the values she holds dear - sustainable living, the power of empathy, and the importance of being true to your identity. The issue's focus is on two things: Style and reading. The former looks at the people who define what 'style' is in their own unique ways such as Rhea Kapoor, Kalyani Chawla), and Pernia Qureshi. Also included is a story on the remarkable journey of actor Jane Fonda through her storied career. The reading focused parts look into a return to the simple joy of reading an actual book. This is done through essays on the nostalgia brought about by the smell of old books by Jerry Pinto, a celebration of the enduring appeal of Jane Austen by Anjali Joseph, the commitment it takes to set a goal of reading a book a week by Esha Mahajan, and a photoshoot of the books we have all come to love and know over the years (eg: Capital by Rana Dasgupta, The Lives of Others by Neil Mukherjee, and Fairy Tales at 50 by Upamanyu Chatterjee). The beauty section has feature on the iconic makeup artist for Bollywood, Mickey Contractor, and his new collection for M.A.C. For travel, author Siddharth Dasgupta writes about the best bookstores and book cafés around the world from Dharamsala in India to Santorini in Greece. There is also a look into the greats of the fashion industry - an exclusive interview by Nonita Kalra with Christian Louboutin, the Chanel Cosmopolite Pre-Fall '17 show at the Hôtel Ritz in Paris, and the remarkable journey of Christopher Bailey at Burberry.
Highlights of Harper’s Bazaar India April 2016, issue: The April issue of Harper's Bazaar India is dedicated this issue to journeys of all kinds. Take our cover stars, for instance. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor have both traversed afar in their careers, and in Ki & Ka, explore unconventional roles: She’s a career woman and he’s a house husband. Then there’s Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto, who has become an icon of punk style. She has designed a fashion line for big girls that’s already making waves. You’ll also meet author Polly Vernon, whose new book, Hot Feminist, is being talked about everywhere, and should be on your holiday reading list. In beauty, there are expert tips on how to look glowing and fresh straight off a plane, and the best makeup crayons you need to pack. In features, there are the books that have made the journey from being social media successes to legit literature. Then there is the next big food revolution that’s taking over the culinary world: Cooking with trash. We’ve also got the definitive guide to the world’s best hotels, and some of the most mouth-watering food trails you could follow (thank us later). In fashion, we celebrate the power of film with Cinema Cinema, a photo feature dedicated to iconic movies set in destinations like Venice and Egypt. Chanel’s pre-Fall 2016 show that took place at Rome’s iconic Cinecittà (founded in ‘37 by Mussolini, no less) in December last year showed us how inspirational a culture can be. We also travel to Thailand where summer’s hottest hue, orange, blends in beautifully with the country’s russet-robed monks and crumbling brick temples. In the end, a journey is more in the mind than on the road, and we invite you to take this one with us, page by page.