Nicole The Hollywood Luminary - Women's Day Special

Dear Readers,
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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Best Wishes,

Huma Bilgrami Latif
Publisher