The Ikat Story
Born and raised in South Bombay, Chandni Sareen’s career picked up when she was just a teenager. Spending her formative years in the modeling world, her romance with design began early on in life. But she never intended to be a designer. She took up media studies at Kishinchand Chellaram College and, consequently, worked at Lowe Lintas and McCann Erickson. She also tried her hand at PR and interior styling after that, but she never strayed from her original path of modeling and balanced it alongside. Styling followed much later. ‘I have always been fashion friendly’, Chandi explains, ‘So while
Vritima’s career graph is impressive. She grew up in the heart of New Delhi, moved to Ahmedabad to pursue a career in Design at the reputable National Institute of Design and then had a short stint with Product Design at Pforzheim School of Applied Sciences, Pforzheim, Germany. ‘There was an extreme amount of creative and artistic influence from the very beginning. My parents have had a major role to play,’ Vritima recalls. ‘Every second activity during my adolescence revolved around art and design. I used to spend my breaks moulding clay pots and crafting sculptures and all my clothes had
In the Country: Stories
Mia Alvar, born in Phillipines and currently residing in New York City, is a unique entrant in the world of authorship. She’s one of the few debutants who had already made a distinction in the world of literature, even before her first novel was out. Her compelling short stories, filled with great depth and intricacy, have led critics to consider her as a first rate documentarian of culture and home, and someone who manages to encapsulate every facet of the Phillipine diaspora and immigration with great psychological precision.
Mia is now finally here with her debut novel, a short-story compilation entitled
Vikram Sharma Design
A set designer and décor expert, Vikram Sharma’s work exudes posh taste, classy aesthetics and subtle elegance. A graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology in fashion design, and from Fashion Institute of Technology in Fine Arts and Visual Communication, he holds two prestigious degrees and a plethora of work experience.
The Delhi based designer began his exciting journey with a humble start as a professor at NIFT, where he established the now sort after program—Fashion Communication. Although, Vikram delved into various streams of design after, it was only in 2000 with the inception of India Fashion Week that his focus streamlined
Experimenter Curators' Hub 2015
Experimenter Curators' Hub invites curators and art enthusiasts, from far and wide, to meet and share curatorial practices and conceptualread more...
The Pun begins here!
We feature two stories where designers experiment with illustration and delve into the territory of puns in their own distinctread more...
The Summer House
One is instantly drawn towards the drawn towards the freshness and minimalist clothing by The Summer House. They look immenselyread more...
Dil Dhadakne Do
Director, Zoya Akhtar: She catapulted into the limelight with her debut film Luck By Chance, which received critical acclaim. From thenread more...
Author, Indra Das: The Author I’m a writer, artist, and editor, among other things (I’ve done many part-time jobs ranging from aread more...
Contextualize yourself in one line?
A surveyor, investigator and reporter of insignificant things.
The first job you were hired for?
I was a researcher for a television science program. That program
never took off.
The one artist (from any genre/field) whom you can’t stop admiring?
Three books that will always have a place on your bookshelf?
The Collected works of Rajshekhar Basu,
Amphigorey by Edward Gorey,
The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Three things that influence your work.
Love. Music. People.
2015 will be…
Hopefully without another attack on Gaza.