VOGUE INDIA - Priyanka Chopra, who’s blazed the global entertainment trail for becoming the first Indian actress to star in an American network drama—“It’s taken 15 years,” confessed the 33-year-old, charting a Bollywood career that includes a National Film Award and a quartet of Filmfares —hosted a sneak preview of Quantico at the ABC News headquarters on Friday. Her stateside debut (not counting a lukewarm musical foray, circa 2013) is a high-octane “terrorism mystery” that’s been...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - They've been more than just role models for those who don't fit the mannequin mould. From music to comedy, blogs to books - VOGUE meets the ladies sounding the clarion call for curvy women everywhere...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - New York City's iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled its highly anticipated new exhibition—nearly a decade in the making—last week. 'Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy,' on display until July 26, is a dazzling, gem-encrusted ode to the golden age of the south Indian plateau, which was once a melting pot of Persian,...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - Whether visiting your favorite poets' homes in north-west England or teashop-hopping for a story in Yangon, traveling with a mission will give you better yields. Come aboard these unique Vogue journeys, featuring a selection of world-class experiences from Zanzibar to Zanskar...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - They're storming Silicon Valley with their sharp ideas. Meet six Indian American women who are paving their way to technological superstardom with their ambition and aptitude. Continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - My initial impression of Nira Kehar, the first female chef of Indian origin to cook in Manhattan’s iconic James Beard House, comes in the form of a raspberry that floats atop a slender shot glass. “Think of it as an alcoholic prasad,” explains the 33-year-old Kehar. The beverage in question is actually a heady punch made from curdled and clarified milk—not exactly an ingredient you’d associate with a welcome drink....continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - Director Mira Nair is borderline breathless, trekking up a hill that leads to her garden-clad bungalow in Kampala—one of the many cities she lovingly calls home. "Nostalgia is useless," she says, describing her peripatetic life that consists of shuttling between Uganda, India and the United States. "One has to fully embrace a place to be engaged...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - From the LBD to the conical bra, Simone de Beauvoir to Malala Yousafzai and suffrage marches to Slutwalks—we scoured the history books so you wouldn't have to. Here's our compilation of the most game-changing ideas, leaders, anthems, tomes, films and threads to hit global women's empowerment movements...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - Every generation has its share of them—the trailblazers who lead the way. Vogue engages five women [Sudha Murthy, Arianna Huffington, Vrinda Grover, Firuza Parikh, and Eve Ensler] each a champion in her chosen field of work, for a masterclass. Whip out your notebooks...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - Bikinis and burqas; flirting and fundamentalism; Mecca and Majorca—they're just a handful of the juxtapositions dissected in Burq Off!, actor Nadia Manzoor's ambitious one-woman show, which has commanded the attention of everyone from alt-guru Deepak Chopra to activist Irshad Manji. In it, the Brooklyn-based artist takes on 21 characters, ranging from her dictatorial father to a mullah...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - Chef John Fraser's edible universe — a whimsical world where beets are rotisseried, sweet potato is barbecued and baby carrots are delicately fried, then dunked in a velvety tofu and jalapeno dip — has vegetables playing anything but supporting roles. While Fraser has drawn consistent crowds to his Michelin-starred Dovetail, a nouveau American restaurant on New York's Upper West Side, his newest eatery, Narcissa...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - For a man who steers the world’s most formidable online activist network—Avaaz.org, a seven- year-old web movement that’s empowered millions to tackle everything from corruption to climate change—Ricken Patel is surprisingly soft-spoken. But there’s an urgency to his statements. "This is going to sound whacky," prefaces the 37-year-old, holding court in his Manhattan office, with views of bustling Union Square...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - There's nothing charming about Akhil Sharma's desk. Wedged in a closet inside his handsome Manhattan flat, the modest space is an unlikely sanctuary for an award-winning author. But it's within these claustrophobic confines that Sharma - who works with the sliding doors closed - scribed much of his second novel, Family Life. "Writing for me, feels deeply selfish," reveals Sharma, 42. "Hiding in my cubby and sealing myself in makes it easier." Family Life, releasing this month in India...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - About six years ago, on a flight from New Delhi to Darjeeling, a voice on the loudspeaker directed my attention to an ethereal mountain peak wreathed in fog. It was majestic, overwhelming— a view I would see more intimately in the days to come. Soon, I’d join 65 elite runners from all over the globe on an ultramarathon that featured rare glimpses of the world's highest points: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - On a Monday morning at the Huffington Post headquarters in downtown Manhattan, backpack slung boyishly across one shoulder, managing editor Jimmy Soni leads me on a tour of the labyrinthine office. He offers a lively weekend recap: three blissful days at a friend’s beach house in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. “I’ve never done that before,” he admits. “But if you don’t carve out time for yourself, this job can get all consuming.” He pauses...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - For the discerning customer, nothing spells luxury like getting an item custom made. Vogue witnesses just what made-to-order really means when six labels get up close and personal with their muses. Zameer Kassam's eyes sparkle, much like the diamond ring he's clasping. The breathtaking bauble belongs to one of the jeweller’s favourite clients, Manhattan-based attorney, Susheila Khachane...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - Forty-nine-year-old Kamala Harris, the attorney general of California, is the first woman to be elected as her state's top law enforcement officer. In a recent face-off, Harris, who battles financial institutions guilty of mortgage fraud, recovered and estimated 20 billion dollars for jilted home-owners. "I would cast Kamala in a movie about Kamala," says Hollywood producer-director JJ Abrams, floored by Harris' glamorous looks...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ~ I was a graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley, a fairly recent immigrant to America, swinging between extremes of elation and trepidation. That was when my grandfather in India passed away. I could not go home for the funeral; there was no money for me to make the expensive journey. My grandfather was the first storyteller in my life...continue to the full article here.
VOGUE INDIA - As a bright-eyed software engineering student in Coimbatore almost a decade ago, Aarthi Ramamurthy regularly put herself through rickety bus rides around South Indian villages. Her goal? To teach kids how to code. It’s how she met her husband, Sriram Krishnan, explains the 29-year-old tech wizard. "We were student ambassadors," she says. "Super romantic,"...continue to the full article here.