We’ve already reached the end of yet another year. One that has been kind of disruptive in a sense,
and on the other hand, supposedly transformational, for India and it’s people. Opinions that were so
far favourable for the present government now seem to be gradually turning away from them.
Popularity seems to be waning and people seem confused, disappointed, and irritable with the newly
introduced policies. They haven’t made life simple for most people that do business and pay taxes.
But it’s another 2 years to the general elections; let’s see how things shape up.
On the cover this time is renowned fashion designer Anita Dongre with her son Yash. Having spent
the last two decades working up a storm, Anita slowly and steadily built up her fashion empire
now titled - House of Anita Dongre.
Sindhi language and culture seem to be diminishing globally, and yet, contradictarily, there seem
to be great attempts by people at large to sustain and re-energize it so that it doesn’t disappear
from the face of the earth completely in the near future. As an affirmation to this, we found a
young man, Adnan Hussain, a Punjabi from Sindh, now living in California, actively propagating
and trying to keep the Sindhi culture alive by bringing to life Shah jo Risalo via the ancient visual
art of puppetry. He introduced us to another artist, Fakeera Fakeero, a prolific sculptor, from the
town of Tando Allahyar in Sindh.
From Mumbai, we came across successful businessman Kamal Khushlani, architect Shefali
Balwani, and home chef Kavita Bathija. We also spoke with Parmesh Shahani, the brain behind the
Museum of Memories - a pop up event that gave people a glimpse into the context and legacy of
the Partition. Founder of multiple enterprises and host of the Plush Places web show Rahul
Jagtiani shared his journey. Hair stylist, Anchal Morwani, gave us a peek into her work while
designer Sonali Pamnani Jhabakh told us about the inception of her label and what makes it
special. Founder of Cycling Cities, Nikita Lalwani described the nuances of running India’s fastest
growing online and offline cycling community.
Environmentalist, stand-up comic, triathlete and somatic therapist, New Delhi based Vasu
Primlani talked about far reaching goals that expanded with every one of her achievements.
From across the globe we spoke with LA-based Rajiv Uttamchandani, a social entrepreneur,
astrophysicist and founder of several human rights organizations and Akanksha Mirchandani - a
regular, Mumbai city-girl who ended up assisting Kathy Hilton and designing some of L.A’s most
lavish soirees. All this and more inside the most festive issue of the year!
I wish all our readers a Happy Diwali and a Bright New Year!
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