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The Feminine Gaze

The Feminine Gaze

How do we find our calling? In a two-part series, we look at pioneering women from the Indian subcontinent who went against the grain to follow their heart, defying odds and setbacks. Occupying centerstage at the first Marriott TED Fellows Salon to be hosted in […]

The Great Indian Rail Journey

The Great Indian Rail Journey

“I made my way through the classes to the dining car: first class air-conditioned had carpets and cold door handles and fogged windows and there was a shower in the Indian-style toilet but none of the awful booth designated (and this was an intemperate libel) […]

A ‘Sui’ in Time

A ‘Sui’ in Time

Third generation entrepreneur Mahima Gujral’s love for travel is the inspiration behind her fresh sustainable indi luxe label, Sui by Sue Mue I opened the small box. Bundled with the brochures were a couple of swatches of soft hemp and organic cotton, an up cycled […]

The Forest Whisperer

The Forest Whisperer

The first time I met Shubhendu Sharma, the disarmingly unassuming engineer-turned-forest planter, it was hard to conceive the scale of what he has achieved. Since its inception, in 2011, the Bangalore-based Afforestt, a for-profit social enterprise, has helped plant more than 100 tiny and big forests […]

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Searching for authenticity is as simple as going back to your roots and staying there. Sharing memories of Goa, Chef Cardoz tells us about the power of food in building connections and shares three of his favourite recipes “The first day was always a blur,” […]

The Summer Skin and Hair Special

The Summer Skin and Hair Special

We ask founders of popular and eclectic sustainable skincare and haircare brands to pick their favourites for the hot season Summer. A belligerent sun and relentless humidity whip up a potent cocktail of frizz and shine. But it isn’t only the mere mortals who struggle […]