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DOING AS MUCH AS LIFE CAN OFFER
Would the word humanitarian do justice to the work you do? My primary aim in life is to help at least one billion people around the world to gain access to basic healthcare, education and opportunities that allow them to break the cycle of poverty,...
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TROLLS CAN’T STOP ME FROM DOING MY WORK
“In the mad rush of messages that I get, I must have missed yours. I am sorry,” says the voice note. It made me think of the other message he sent me a few days back when I had called him, but he couldn’t take...
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MASK ME TRENDY
What prompted you to come up with the ideas for the mask? As COVID-19 got more serious all across the country, I realised that the only masks available were of the disposable variety and they were exorbitantly priced. Plus, I saw people creating a lot...
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“IN THE NEAR FUTURE, EVERY PERSON WILL SEEK A PERFORMANCE COACH”
The whole country seems to be awaiting the truth behind actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. We wouldn’t want to jump into the bandwagon of name calling, media trials and accusing people… what we would like instead is to know the process of pressure that begins...
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CREATING A HOME FOR YOU, AWAY FROM HOME
A home away from home. Most hotels will claim this with much pride. But do many of them live up to it? Not really. I’ve spent close to a decade-and-a-half as a hotel reviewer and I might have come across a handful of properties that...
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FOR THE CHENNAI ART LOVER
What led to the idea behind setting up a studio like Vennba? Vennba is a Pencil & Monk initiative, originally started to serve repeated requests from customers across residential, hospitality, institutional and office segments. Taking responsibility for the curation of art, collectibles and installations was...
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THE NEW WAY TO EDUCATE
As someone who identifies as an educator – how has the lock-down affected the way you impart education, be it arts, crafts, or whatever else? Education facilitates the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development of children. The lockdown has highly affected the educational system which...
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THE FUTURE OF FASHION
The pandemic has indeed brought a couple of interesting changes to our day to day lives. The fashion industry has and will continue to see a massive shift in the way its consumers shop and style themselves post the pandemic lockdown. And these changes are...
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LIGHTS, CAMERA & ‘ACTION’
Sometimes, it takes a job to nudge sensuality back into your bedroom. Take the matter of capturing nudes. What better model than your partner? When you treat nude photography as an assignment, you get to explore the sensual side of your partner that you long...
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COMPLETING CIRCLES
Almost a decade ago, I was planning quite haphazardly to leave for Mumbai, as my dream-job came crashing down and plans were quite unapologetically thrust down my throat. I was forced to choose between two situations, one offering something fresh — a new beginning and...
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