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Ayurganic: A meditative foray into conscious Ayurvedic fashion

Ayurganic: A meditative foray into conscious Ayurvedic fashion

Since the 80s, design duo comprising Frenchman Didier Lecoanet and Indo-German Hemant Sagar have been enthralling the world with their couture and ready-to-wear fashion. What inspired them to launch Ayurganic, a conscious line of premium leisure wear, rooted in the principles of Ayurveda? BeejLiving travels to Kerala to understand the vision and journey of Ayurganic, from pale cotton bales to breathable garments that restore balance and heal the body

Summer Fashion with a (fun) soul

Summer Fashion with a (fun) soul

For a hot minute slow fashion became synonymous with shapeless sacks floating down the runway in earth-toned hues. But not anymore. Sewing some fun in to fashion is our mid-summer and monsoon special issue. Leaving behind blah silhouettes and a severe palette, a few sustainable labels in India have livened up the rather dull conversation with something meaningful to say. Founders of our favourite conscious fashion labels pick the ‘it’ piece from their collections this season and tell us why we need them in our closets.

A Spoonful of Slow Food

A Spoonful of Slow Food

I’d visited Italy a few years ago, where the slow food movement took shape. This is an abridged version of a piece I had done for Elle, which appeared in the magazine in 2011. The Slow Food Movement has billowed into our sculleries from Italy, giving […]

Salvation in god’s city, one spoon at a time

Salvation in god’s city, one spoon at a time

Food, like faith, is a saviour in Benaras. It is the third time in less than three days that we have alighted at Girja Ghar Chowk, opposite to St. Thomas Church. The city’s Catholic centerpiece is the colour of a pale mango, with white stripes […]

The Kochi Shopping Edit

The Kochi Shopping Edit

  I’ve literally shopped till I dropped in Kochi. I was lucky to have picked up the spices and tea in Munnar on an earlier trip, so in Kochi, the airport spice store came to the rescue. Shopping in Munnar or Thekkady is preferable for […]

Dispatch from Kochi

Dispatch from Kochi

There are no doors. Or, none that are closed. It is evening when we make our way to Fort Kochi, the oldest European settlement in India, as the guidebooks say. Our hotel, just at the curve of Napier Road, is a stately colonial building that’s […]