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 - 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.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - Uplift Humanity, a New Jersey-based nonprofit that works with orphans and imprisoned youth in India, was founded by Anish Patel, a junior at New York University’s Stern School of Business. This month, Mr. Patel and 65 fellow Indian-American students embarked on a three-week trip to Vadodara, Indore and Hyderabad to engage with underprivileged children. Mr. Patel's organization...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.