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Punk + Poet: Rihanna Joins Instance Socks


Socks are getting sexier. Rihanna has joined our favourite sock brand, Instance (or Stance in the US), as a contributing Creative Director. She’ll design multiple seasons of her signature women’s collection, starting with two limited edition styles in a print called Murder Rih Wrote. Both styles are 3-of-a-kind sets, meaning they come in sets of three, each with slightly different graphics that make for a mix and match collection. The first style (pictured on Rihanna)... Read More


The Taj Mahal Foxtrot & Bombay’s Early Jazz Scene

Taj Mahal Foxtrot

Naresh Fernandes blames his laziness for the genesis of his book Taj Mahal Foxtrot. Fernandes laughs his way through the origin story, which began as an essay focused on Goan crooner Lorna Cordeiro and bandleader Chris Perry’s scandalous love affair in 1960s Bombay, but soon changed when he met Frank Fernand.   Musician Sonny Rollins poses with jazz aficionado Jehangir Dalal (left) and Niranjan Jhaveri (right).   Story by Rumnique Nannar   Fernand, who coincidentally... Read More


Sabyasachi Mukherjee x Christian Louboutin Coming Soon


Be still our collective hearts, our fashion dreams are coming true. Couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee will open India Couture Week with a collaboration with master sole maker, Christian Louboutin. “We are delighted that Sabyasachi Mukherjee opens Couture Week. His collaboration with Christian Louboutin brings to Delhi a bonanza of design expertise,” says Sunil Sethi, President of Fashion Design Council of India. “This year the show will be even more special as the iconic red... Read More


In Conversation with Naresh Fernandes on Journalism and


As the former editor of Time Out Mumbai, Naresh Fernandes is the type of jazz-loving journalist that only Rahul Khanna could slyly embody in Wake Up Sid. He’s laughed this comparison off before, and sportingly calls himself a “hack for the last 25 years,” but he’s anything but. Story by Rumnique Nannar   Fernandes is one of Bombay’s most eminent writers, whose love for the city permeates his work, whether he’s uncovering its lost jazz... Read More


Reza Aslan on Religion, Going Viral & His New TV Shows


Reza Aslan is quickly becoming the most patient guest on television, whether he’s arguing with clueless CNN reporters or writing op-eds about Bill Maher’s toxic Islamophobia. Story by Rumnique Nannar   The University of California professor has dealt with his views being dissected across social media and television. Aslan also defers when I call him extremely popular, laughing that he’s still, “deeply unpopular though!” While we beg to differ,... Read More


In Conversation with Anupam Kher on Theatre and Hollywood

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher is clearly a fan of the double-double. Laughing loudly he asks whether there’s any ‘cheeni’ in his coffee in the middle of his press interviews. Kher is deeply funny and self-deprecating about everything from his career to his designer suit, which gives a sense that he doesn’t want to be treated like the national treasure he really is. Story by Rumnique Nannar. Photography by Tom Delamere/Indian Summer Festival.   Whether he’s a... Read More


Woven Chronicles: In Conversation with Artist Reena Saini Kallat

Reena Saini Kallat

Don’t miss this brilliant art installation on migration by Indian artist Reena Saini Kallat in Downtown Vancouver. Story By Nimritta Parmar   Both Mumbai and Vancouver are populated with people who can trace their migrant roots back to cities all over the world. This sense of movement exudes freedom, something that Indian artist Reena Saini Kallat both encompasses, and challenges in her free public art installation “Woven Chronicle” now on display at the... Read More

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