A Happy Diwali to all of you!
To make the festive season even more joyous, we have the stunning actress Katrina Kaif on the cover, to celebrate Diwali. One of the most popular actresses in the Hindi Film industry, Katrina, with versatile roles in films like New York, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Raajneeti, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Zero, has been revered by audiences and film critics alike. Since the festival celebrates light, love, positivity and happiness and Katrina practices these values in her everyday life, so there was no one better than her to feature for this special issue.
The Festival of Lights – Diwali is a five-day festival starting from Dhanteras to Bhai dooj. Diwali to most of us is a myriad of many things – rangoli, delicious food, a time to celebrate with family and friends, to good triumphing over evil. A blessed festival with peace, harmony, and enlightenment at its core, everyone has different experiences and memories of the festival. We talk to several people from India and around the world about their special Diwali memories, what the festival means to them, and how will they celebrate it this year. Check out our Feature Story to read.
Featured in In The Spotlight is a special interview with Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. In an exclusive interview with You & I, the global statesman reflects on the role of the UN in the new millennium, why sustainability is becoming an important component of the UN’s strategic thinking and the greener recovery from the pandemic.
We also present an up-and-coming fashion designer, Natasha Das, the founder of women’s luxury fashion brand Danarys New York. With creativity flowing in her veins, we learn more about Natasha, her label, inspiration, and collections in our People in Focus section.
Even if you have an incredible Diwali that is full of healthy choices, there’s no doubt there will probably be more consumed around this time than on any given day. So once Diwali is over, you will be keen to feel a little more cleansed and fresh before the New Year. Stopover at Mind and Body, where we share quick solutions that will keep your body balanced, mind connected and your body feeling energised to welcome 2022 shining bright!
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Huma Bilgrami Latif