- Can sustainable be affordable too?(13:56)
New Dehi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed has collaborated with athleisure brand Alcis Sports to launch a new range of sustainable sportswear called "ALCIS X NARI".
- NGA remembers photographer Robert Frank(13:44)
Washington, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC on Tuesday opened a special memorial exhibition of five works of Swiss-born American photographer Robert Frank, who died at age 94 last week.
- Exclusivity in Indian fashion hurts business(13:44)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Exclusivity in Indian fashion has worked to the disadvantage of the country's apparel industry keeping it from achieving its full potential, says Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance, the organiser of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), which completed two decades this year.
- Ready for the festive days?(13:44)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The festival season is just around the corner and it's time to get cued in to the trend alerts before you start shopping. Designer Avvantika S. Parwani shares some tips:
- Make-up tips to suit your face shape(13:44)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Some idea of basic face structures and shapes can be helpful while applying make-up. Not every kind of make-up suit every face. It is important to know about what suits which face type and in the right balance. Use of correct techniques and tools can help achieve the best results. Here's what goes well with the most common face shapes.
- Pa Pa Ya: Haven for dimsum lovers (Food Review)(12:56)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) It claims to have the "world's largest dimsum collection". Pa Pa Ya at Select CityWalk in Saket could be just another restaurant promising authentic Asian flavours, if not for the grand claim.
- Go with your true sensibility: Gul Panag(12:26)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Actor Gul Panag swears by minimalism - both in her personal style and home decor. "The Family Man" actor recently launched the flagship Shades of India store in Mumbai, where she spoke to IANSLife.
- Roses, roses all the way(12:10)
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANSlife) Nothing cheers up a life better than a colourful bunch of flowers. But investing money in flowers, which will wilt in a few hours, is an expensive proposition. Understandably then, people prefer artificial flowers. Or you can head to Champs Fleur, India's first preserved floral boutique, that specialises in long-lasting roses.
- 'Want to educate Indian market on specialty coffee'(12:10)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) As an international coffee expert, Sherri Johns has had an incredible presence in the coffee industry. Over the past 40 years, she has worked on educating people about the brew, helped brands set up coffee businesses, one of them being Starbucks, and opened cafes across the world.
- Tips to improve your sleep routine(11:56)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) British self-help author and hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold's new book "Look Young, Live Longer" offers interesting insights into improving fitness and being a happier, healthier you.
- Your style reflects your personality: Taapsee Pannu(11:44)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu says she likes to experiment with her looks and her personal style personifies independence, confidence and beauty with ease and comfort. The "Pink" star, who is the brand ambassador of Melange by Lifestyle, recently launched its new festive collection of the contemporary ethnic wear brand at DLF Mall of India in Noida. Excerpts from an interview:
- Amish sees self-publishing as freedom of expression(11:20)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) Nine years after he stormed into the literary world selling three million copies of "The Immortals of Meluha", the debut novel in his Shiva trilogy, author Amish Tripathi's mythological fiction juggernaut has been on a roll - "The Secret of the Nagas", "The Oath of the Vayuputras", "Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku", "Sita: Warrior of Mithila" and "Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta" -- with the exception of "Immortal India", his only non-fiction book, which came out two year ago.
- Music requires blessings: Ayaan Ali Bangash(13:20)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANSlife) With sarod legend Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan as their father, Ayaan and Amaan Ali Bangash realised early they had big shoes to fill in. But the brothers have lived up to their family name. And now Ayaan has his own little talents to groom. IANSlife spoke to the younger Bangash brother on the challenges of being a musician, a father and a guru.
- I'm fiercely private and reserved: Diana Penty(13:20)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANSlife) Actor and model Diana Penty is the new face of Estee Lauder. She will feature in the beauty giant's latest international campaign alongside its global spokesmodels Grace Elizabeth, Joan Smalls, Anok Yai, Fei Fei Sun and Carolyn Murphy. At the launch of brand's Double Wear Fall 2019 Campaign, IANSlife got chatting with the stunning star.
- With ABFRL, S&N aims to tap into affordable luxury occasion wear(13:20)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANSlife) When the news first spread that in a first in India, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) has acquired a majority 51 per cent stake in Finesse International Design, better known as couture brand Shantanu and Nikhil (S&N), the industry couldn't stop talking. The Delhi-based brand is well respected in the world of fashion for its bespoke creations and ceremonial couture.
- Swiss watch brand H. Moser and Cie forays in India(13:20)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANSlife) Celebrated for its precision and finesse, Swiss watchmaking is considered the industry standard. H. Moser and Cie, the Swiss brand with a mechanical watch-making tradition that goes back almost two centuries, recently forayed into the Indian market. CEO Edouard Meylan reveals what makes H. Moser and Cie so unique and why the brand is sticking to "beautiful, traditional watches" when smart watches is the trend.
- 200-year-old records in Gaya help families trace their ancestors(17:20)
Gaya, Sep 15 (IANS) Want to perform the salvation rituals (pind-daan) for your ancestors in Bihar's Gaya during Pitrupaksha (the Hindu month to remember the dead), but don't know their name? Don't worry. The priests (pandas) here can help you trace your ancestors back several generations, provided one of them has visited this town to perform the pind-daan of his forefathers.
- Know food to order with gin?(13:02)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) There's a 'ginaissance' in the making, at least going by the rising number of gin tastings, and new gin flavours and categories being introduced in the global market. But before you jump on to the bandwagon, it may be advisable to know that the Juniper-based spirit is infused with botanicals, which, if not paired with the right food, can lead to a mismatch.
- 'Indian market is still about lighter, fresher scents'(13:00)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) From being a royal indulgence historically, to now being ubiquitous enough to be available in tiny bottles as ittar, deodorants and other cheaper fragrances, the Indian perfume tradition has come a long way.
- Sotheby's Diamonds unveils new collection(13:00)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Sothebys Diamonds has unveiled a new collection designed by 23-year old talent Joseph Ramsay this autumn. Capturing Sothebys Diamonds defining signature, the eight pieces in the collection marry world-class diamonds with impeccable craftsmanship and highly original designs.
- 'Women in India are excited about initiating conversations'(12:58)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Betting big on India, women-centric social networking Bumble isn't leaving the safety of its users to chance. And the efforts have been rewarding. The platform collected over 1.7 million users within 10 months of its launch in the country, despite allowing only three types of connections -- Date, BFF and Bizz.
- Art is recession-proof: Sotheby's India Chairman(12:56)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) As Sothebys Chairman for the Middle East and India, Edward Gibbs has seen a remarkable rise in art buyers from India over the past decade. With a slowdown banging hard on the doors of the Indian market, IANSlife caught up with Gibbs to discover how the number game works in the world art scene.
- 'Not sure how sustainable fashion as an industry can be'(12:52)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Sustainability may be the buzzword in the fashion industry right now, but designer Rina Singh would rather call her label Eka "ethical". "If you are churning out a collection every six months, how sustainable can things be? For fashion to be honest, we can be very ethical about how we work. I work with the same weavers again and again. I have been exploring a craft and a technique for the past 10 years. Continuing to sustain a craft or a design language that handholds that craft is as important to keeping sustainability alive in todays environment," says the designer.