At the onset, here’s wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year!
Looking back at the year gone by, we can’t help but notice the number of big fat celebrity weddings that took place in 2018. While some dropped the news of their marriage suddenly, others involved their fans and had everything out in the open. There were also those who kept all the details hush-hush until the very end. The biggest of these was hands down the recently concluded wedding festivities of the richest man in India, Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s daughter Isha’s wedding with Anand Piramal. But the others were not far behind. The highly anticipated wedding of Bollywood star turned global icon Priyanka Chopra with singer Nick Jonas was another grand celebration, termed as the second most searched wedding of the year. Among the many hearts the couple has won, is ours too. So we thought, who better than them to have on the cover of our first issue of the year?!
Take a trip down memory lane with us as we revisit this year’s Top 10 celebrity nuptials in Feature Story.
We also chat with debutante author Raisha Lalwani who launched her first book The Diary on the Fifth Floor in October. The author tells us about how she got into writing and where she finds inspiration in People in Focus. We also chatted with designer duo Swati Agarwal and Sunaina Jalan who through their label, Swati&Sunaina, aim to revive handlooms. Their prime challenge, they say, is that the industry is disorganised.
In the Spotlight is Dr Rupert Maclean, Foundation QAPCO (Qatar Petrochemical Company) Professional Chair in vocational studies, UNESCO Chair on (TVET), and Co-ordinator of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre for Qatar, at the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar. In his role, he is trying to set a pathway for vocational studies. Take a look at what this inspirational gentleman had to say about the growth potential in the education system in Qatar and across the world.
Also check out Grand Getaways where we take you through television actor Vatsal Sheth’s trip to Indonesia where he managed to mix work with pleasure.
Lastly, in Wedding Moments we give you a sneak-peek into the grand wedding reception of Avnish Kumar and Priya Ahuja in Hyderabad.
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