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Kiara Advani, Bani J feature in Raja Kumari's new track 'I'm a Rebel'

With International Women's Day coming up on March 8, actre

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The Dream Team - Dhruv Reddy Manyam and Palak Sachdeva

ATelugu boy and Punjabi girl met and fell in love - with almost the opposite cultures, they still came together, found a middle path and made it happen. Dhruv Reddy Manyam and Palak Sachdeva tied the knot a few years ago and are couple goals in every way.

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You & I Monthly - March 2021 - Nicole Kidman

Oscar-winner, endlessly charming, and the actor of the moment, Nicole Kidman, is one of those few actresses who is immensely talented, strikingly beautiful and one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. The 53-year-old American-Australian actress stars as Grace Fraser in The Undoing, a modern twist to a classical “whodunnit” tale. In this month’s Cover Story, we have a personal interview with her about the mini web series, two loving daughters and more.

You may already know about some of the female powerhouses – the moguls, world leaders, dignitaries, and sports stars who can dominate the world with a single Instagram post, performance or activity in the public eye. Many such women – like Kamala Harris, Seema Samridhi, Dutee Chand, and Alicia Garza – are extremely well known, either within their respective spheres of influence, throughout the country, and the world. As we mark International Women’s Day on March 8 – we commemorate the occasion by featuring nine hardworking women who rose to fame due to their great achievements last year. Read our Feature Story to know more about them.
 
With her keen eye for details and exquisite taste, Anahita Kayan is ready to take on any client that comes her way. The Kolkata-based designer is the founder and creative director of The Space At 9/2, a multidisciplinary studio in the City of Joy. In this month’s People in Focus, we talk to the designer, mom, and entrepreneur about her work and how she strives to challenge the status quo and constantly make her audience question their norms through art and design.
 
From a mining site for quartzite rock to a burgeoning ecosystem, Swanzal Kak Kapoor, LatikaThukral and Vijay Dhasmana transformed Aravali Biodiversity Park in 14 years. Home diverse flora and fauna, Aravali now has 20 distinct forest communities with over 400 species of plants, an orchid garden, a bat cave and a natural conservatory for over 38 species of butterflies. Flip through to our Making a Mark to find out more about their remarkable achievement, challenges they faced, and upcoming projects.
 
If you’re one of those who is still practising social distancing by spending all day at home, you may notice some of the clutter you’d been ignoring. For many, realities still include working in our living spaces. In Mind & Body, we share Japanese organizational guru Marie Kondo’s tips on transforming your home into a peaceful sanctuary.
 
Switzerland had always been a destination on Pooja Banerjee and her husband Sandeep Sejwal’s bucket list and their recent visit to Grisons was awe-inspiring. In Grand Getaways, Pooja tells us all about her surprise trip to Schwyz, the time they spent snow swimming, getting in touch with nature, and eating some of the world’s best food.
 
Lastly, in Wedding Moments, we have special photographs from the big day of actress Dia Mirza and businessman Vaibhav Rekhi. Our congratulations to them and their families.We sure hope you enjoy this issue as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together for you!
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The Champion Couple - Parupalli Kashyap and Saina Nehwal

Parupalli Kashyap - Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal exclusive interview.

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Scandals of the Raj - Sita Devi, Indira Devi, Nawab Faizullah Khan and Viqar Ul Umra

Born with diamond-encrusted golden spoons in their mouths, the princes and princesses that ruled Indian States under the British Raj led extraordinary lives.

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From the Digital World - Lakshita Mehra

The pandemic, of course, has made a major impact on the industry. I don’t think it has changed anything; rather, we have started to see things from a different perspective. While earlier, we believed that people were constantly looking for things online, now we are certain they are. It has made our case a lot stronger and bought a lot of understanding of people’s psyche and mentality of how they perceive things on the internet, which is fun and challenging simultaneously as there are many brands out there.

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On the Road to Innovation - Shantanu and Nikhil

“Fashion, is being looked at as a fraternity of global impact and we have integrated this shift in our philosophy and are now envisaging a future focusing on art, creativity, sustainable development and collaborations,” says the designer duo Shantanu & Nikhil in a conversation with us. From launching their celebration-wear-brand- S&N to having recently launched their first ever house fragrance- Independence, the brand is on a journey of innovation and extension.

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United in Aesthetics and Sensibilities - Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla

On 15 August 1986, destiny brought two people together who instantly connected and decided to work together, and today this duo is among the finest and most celebrated designers in the country.

 

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