The Designer: Accessory designer Kanika Sachdeva started with the basics. After wrapping up school, she enrolled herself at The National Institute of Fashion Technology where she learnt about the different aspects of the fashion world and the dynamics of the craft. She later applied for a Masters in Design & Atelier from University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, where she explored the field even further. In 2013, after a brief stint at working with London based designers, Anya Sushko and Rachel Freire, an experience that equipped her with immense skill and knowledge of running a brand, Kanika established Square Loop,
Sidhpur: Time Present Time Past
‘My process with photography always implies a challenge of verification. The series, Sidhpur: Time Present Time Past involved a pilgrimage from house to house, much like the path adopted by an investigator to look for clues. But I didn’t want to verify anything. My search is not to uncover, but to record. My clues lay hidden in the two-dimensional results of my efforts, which become objects of a bigger puzzle, that are more universal, more transcendent and speak to each viewer in a different way, as photographs should. The obvious, the hidden and the domestic are elements that I like
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Contextualize yourself in one line?
I am a seeker in quest of a balance between humanity and aesthetics.
If you had to look back on Umrao Jaan and give a blurb on the film to someone of today’s generation, how would you sum it up?
Footsteps on the sands of time, getting clearer with passing
An event from the past that has most influenced you?
Discovering the Sufiana kalaam of Kashmir—it is discovering poetry, music, time and timelessness in the same breath.
Freedom for you means?
End of human subjugation; a sense of being equal, feeling equal. In refined terms, humility.
Can you deconstruct your upcoming film, Jaanisaar?
It is based on a slice of history, which the people of our country should be aware of. It depicts the aftermath of 1857 as seen 20 years later, which could be a kernel for a sense of equality and the right to freedom.
Nokia Lumia 730
Get more personal than ever on the Lumia 730 Dual SIM with Windows Phone 8.1. The first smartphone designed specifically for selfies and Skype video calls where you won't have to compromise on the quality as it comes with a 5 MP front-facing camera and wide-angle lens. From a whopping 15 GB+ of free OneDrive storage to free video calling on Skype, the Lumia 730 Dual SIM comes pre-loaded with the best Microsoft experiences.
From Instagram to LINE to Twitter and much more, the Windows Phone Store has an app for every need, and with thousands of new apps being made available for us almost every day, the selection just keeps getting bigger and better.
The Lumia 730 Dual SIM is built with a 4.7" HD display and comes in a range of vivid colours. And with a Snapdragon quad core processor and 1 GB of RAM, you can play games and watch videos smoother and longer. Let's get Lumia-d then!
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