Tradition Rocks On

Ranjani-Gayatri, Agam – the band, and Sai Shravanam, the stars of Aikya, in conversation with Janani Nagarajan on the diversity of music Aikya, presented by Global Adjustments Foundation, has in the past 10 years, reinvented the wheel to make Carnatic classical music available in formats that are traditional, yet simple …

Riding on Reputation

Zia Mody, one of the founding members and managing partner, AZB & Partners, is considered among the top corporate lawyers in the country. Daughter of former attorney general Soli Sorabjee, her meteoric rise has been despite glass ceilings in a primarily male-dominated world. Mody shares with Meera Srikant some of …

Weaving Handloom Tales

Designer Sanjay Garg, who hails from a small village called Mubarikpur in Rajasthan, found his calling in traditional aesthetics. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he draws inspiration from India and identifies visual references from Indian artistic traditions. Raw Mango, his designer brand, is unique and rightfully represents India in her …

Include, Involve, Inspire

The desire to help create a space that treats the specially abled just the same as everyone else led V.R. Ferose to institute the India Inclusion Summit (IIS). We look back at the IIS’s key legacies and the way forward V.R. Ferose’s son, Vivaan, was 18 months old when he …

Going the whole 6yards

Didem Atahan Fabig, an american woman of turkish origin and wife of the German Consul GENERAL to Chennai, touches on how she makes the most of living across counries and cultures One of the first things I tell Didem Atahan Fabig is that I actually intended to wear a sari …

To Market, to Market…

With Manipuri matriarchs who have created a unique marketplace – set up by and for women traders. The system is a medium of opportunity, and an example of how right thought and effort can lead to long-lasting fame or ‘kirti’. This form of Strength is latent in women (and men, too), but requires effort to find it. Once found, it can be used to build a lasting ‘brand’