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Suitable fashion that suits occasions

Anita Dongre’s Homage is a celebration of one of her basic beliefs: that each garment is honoured by the person who wears it. A variety of crafts and techniques, such as Bandhini and Benarasi, are reinterpreted in the collection, incorporating motifs and details…reports Asian Lite News

Raksha Bandhan, one of the most auspicious Indian occasions for siblings, is around the corner. The festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm and zeal, and it is the perfect time to take out those ethnic creations.

You can check out Label Asha Gautam’s latest collection, which consists of Banarasi, bandhani and Kalamkari applique kurtas paired with organza and chiffon dupattas. The colours are bright and fresh with delicate handwork, suitable for festive occasions like Rakhi.

Manyavar’s warmhearted #RakhiKaBroCode campaign honours the cherished moment between siblings. The collection features traditional styles in cool and vibrant colours.

Raksha Bandhan, literally translated, means “Safety and Bond.” A day that is recognised as the Day of the Siblings because on this day, sisters and brothers show their love for one another and pray for their wellbeing. trueBrowns Kurtis, pallazos, Indie tops, and bottoms with patterns and vibrant colors are perfect for millennials and Gen Z.

Rangriti’s wide selection of Indian clothing with western-inspired twists are distinctive and unusual. Siddharath Bindra, MD of Rangriti said: “This season we want to offer something different from the usual to our customers. We have always had patterns and trendy clothes but we have now introduced a flare of festive vibe to our pieces.”

Anita Dongre’s Homage is a celebration of one of her basic beliefs: that each garment is honoured by the person who wears it. A variety of crafts and techniques, such as Bandhini and Benarasi, are reinterpreted in the collection, incorporating motifs and details.

The goal of renowned designer brand Sheetal Batra is to bring modern flair to traditional designs. With a strong fervour to meld Indian culture with fashion and luxury, the company crafts classic items that highlight the allure of our exquisite history.

With the upcoming season of festivals and holidays ranging from Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day, all of us have celebrations galore in the coming days ahead. Who does not like the air thick with joy when merriment is on an all-time high and family time is prioritised?

With the onset of the upcoming festive season and celebrations, all of us are on the lookout for the perfect traditional attire to don or to gift as well! Fret not, you can from a range of options from LIBAS.

Having Arpita Mehta’s stylish co-ord sets featuring bright prints and cheerful colours are a great option for a fun casual Rakhi outing. You can team the capes with your own outfit and mix and match for fun styles.

Archana Jaju’s traditional designs are great for a formal Rakhi celebration at the in-laws. Share laughs looking your festive best.

If you and your sibling are heading out with friends for the evening, a Co-ord set from the House of Khaddar will see you through the wee hours or the morning.

Anavila Toys, Aprajita Toor, Fizzlet by Fizzy Goblet, Mahesh Notandass Fine Jewellery, Melissa are a few brands you can turn to for fashionable accessories to match your outfits.

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‘Chakradhara’: A collection that weaves tiger’s stripes

On National Handloom Day, threading and working with the Banarasi Handloom under the vision and passionate enterprise of the Founder Sagrika Rai, for the upliftment and promotion of this artisanal craftsmanship and empowerment of weavers in the industry…reports Asian Lite News

“Chakradhara” is a collection that weaves together the tiger’s stripes, its kinship with nature, and its commitment to sustainability while evoking the very best of Indian craftsmanship and culture. This project expresses a passion for tigers that has the potential to significantly improve Indian audiences’ awareness of and still-evolving attitudes toward the preservation of the species, of nature, and of our forested regions.

With their distinctive handloom project “Chakradhara,” Warp ‘n Weft, a textile company that creates pure handloom Banarasi textiles, partners with WWF India to commemorate the Year of the Tiger and the conservation efforts to help the animal’s flourishing population.

Shraman Jha, Director-Marketing, Communications and Fundraising WWF India, said: “It is a unique partnership bringing together the two national heritages of India- handlooms and tigers together. Five decades of dedicated efforts to conserve tigers in India has brought out some significant results, a thriving population of big cats, the highest among all tiger range countries. We thank Warp ‘n Weft for conceptualising and weaving the banarasi handloom collection to celebrate the tiger.”

On National Handloom Day, threading and working with the Banarasi Handloom under the vision and passionate enterprise of the Founder Sagrika Rai, for the upliftment and promotion of this artisanal craftsmanship and empowerment of weavers in the industry. Emphasizing the relevance of the project ‘Chakradhara’, MsSagrika Rai, Founder & Creative Director, Warp ‘n Weft, said: “It is a strong, impactful collaboration between two ethical institutions. We pledge to contribute a part of the sales proceeds to WWF India, contributing to nature and wildlife conservation. We hope this handwoven project will further bring the deserved boost to tiger conservation and spread the word far and wide”.

A wildlife enthusiast, Rai’s husband, Dinkar Rai- took a picture of a tiger in Bandhavgarh National Reserve, which was used as the central basis for this project. Smitten by the beauty of the majestic Bengal Tiger, the team at Warp ‘n Weft created a tiger face graphed, loomed, and engineered to precision. After many iterations got close to the original photograph with the ethnic style of nakshikadhwa, a signaturetechnique of Banarasi Handloom weaving. The commitment to sustainability has remained paramount throughout this process, commissioning the grassroots master weavers from the historic handloom clusters of Varanasi with decades-long experience. The base texture of the fabric is a combination of natural yarns that harkens to the forest grasslands of India, ‘Chakradhara’, the lively meadows inside the Bandhavgarh National Reserve- taking inspiration from where the photo was taken.

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‘Casual and comfortable’ B’town

One are the days when Bollywood fashionistas pulled out all the stops for their airport looks, and thank God for that. The uncomfortable heels, tight dresses and an overload of makeup are no longer in trend. Athleisure has taken centre stage, as comfortable and casual wear rule the runway.Take a look…writes Olivia Sarkar

Deepika Padukone

The actor choose joggers, a gunji and sneakers for her latest departure. Cascading hair and a million watt smile were here accessories of choice.

Varun Dhawan

Ripped denims and a knit tank top were all it took to make a stylish splash. Varun upped the accessories with headphones, shades, a cap and backpack.

Kiara Advani

The actor was dressed comfortably in a white knotted shirt and white pants. Minimal make-up and flats sealed the deal.

Kartik Aryan

Kartik Aryan was spotted in a black tracksuit teamed with a pair of shades for his latest on board expereice.

Anushka Sharma

The actor kept it cool and casual wearing a cropped black denim jacket with black joggers.



Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal was spotted in a sporty look, wearing cargo pants and a white tee with a hat.

Alia Bhatt

A pair of black shorts, an oversized printed shirt, a tote and sliders were all the Young Mrs. Bhatt-Kapoor needed for this airport run.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif dressed down in a pink sweatshirt and black leggings, casual yet fashionable we say!

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‘I get inspired by people that I see or interact with’

However, being true to your own style is something that truly reigns supreme. Covid has made us introspect deeper into our lives and as a result, we’ve become more in sync with ourselves…Kunal Rawal speaks with NIMERTA C SHARAN

Popular menswear designer Kunal Rawal’s mood board might alter every season, but there are some elements that stay intact – versatility, gender fluidity, and functionality.

His recent couture outing at the FDCI India Couture Week 2022 also marked his 15 years in the industry. Taking inspiration from our diverse cultures and traditions, his collection, ‘Dear Men’ was dominant in structured pieces finished with exquisite embroideries and smart layering. Actor Arjun Kapoor closed the show for the designer in a tone-on-tone sherwani.

In an exclusive chat with Rawal spoke about his brand philosophy, inspiration, and things that matter.

How would you describe your aesthetic?

We are a luxury contemporary brand that highly values functionality. We don’t like to box our product within a certain aesthetic – we want to cater to each and every one.

Menswear is experiencing a wholesome shift. What’s trending according to you?

There are always new, different trends coming to the fore. However, being true to your own style is something that truly reigns supreme. Covid has made us introspect deeper into our lives and as a result, we’ve become more in sync with ourselves. People are dressing for themselves and not just following fads. Mood Dressing is big as well – people are wearing what makes them happy. Lastly, I think functionality as people are looking for products that are luxurious and versatile. They want something that gives them more value for their buck; something that can be reused and repurposed.

Your style inspiration?

I get inspired by people that I see or interact with. It’s a very layered approach but we try to incorporate this into our storyline. India has such an authentic street style which is so fascinating. Every state has a different language, culture, and clothing. Also, I am hugely inspired by Mumbai – its people, architecture, sea, and everything in between.

Please elaborate on the glow-in-the-dark technology.


As a brand, we love playing with technology. Since childhood, I’ve been fascinated with textiles what more can be created, and what can be done using technology. We’ve been exploring the glow-in-the-dark collection for the past year and a half and have been playing with pigments and mixing it with our threads to create unique hand embroideries. It’s been a lot of fun!

Your top three best-dressed?

Rawal: Well, it keeps changing. I think a lot of people dress well. Ranveer Singh because he dresses according to his mood and for himself. Miles Teller from Top Gun dresses really cool. And, I’m dressing not too badly myself right now. So maybe me?

What’s your take on sustainable fashion?

It’s the need of the hour. As a brand, we’ve always believed in conscious production. Now, more than ever, the industry is moving towards sustainability. Also, consumers are making ethical choices – this will automatically curb fast fashion. I think the conversation around sustainability has been so strong in the last few years in India, that it is now more than just a concept. We have clients who want to know about the product, materials, sourcing, etc.

What have been your learnings from the pandemic?

Rawal: It’s been hard for everyone. The new normal has brought a lot of things into perspective. It’s taught me to have a Plan A and Plan B – something that I never believed in before. It’s important to have a strong backup plan in place. Another big learning has been ‘focus’. There’s so much to do and there always will be but until you don’t prioritise and focus on things that matter, you will not see movement.

What future plans for the brand?

Well, there’s so much to do because our journey of 15 years has been about finding acceptance with our aesthetic, pushing the envelope with contemporary Indian menswear. While we have made our mark and have a strong and discernible consumer base, I feel that we haven’t even scratched the surface when it comes to design.

Therefore, we are going to focus on growing our aesthetic and applying it to different kinds of products in apparel and otherwise. We cater to occasions and functions and yet our range is so diverse – from modern luxury to deep-rooted traditional. We plan to build on this aesthetic and take it to people that connect with it.

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Modi’s love for Indian textiles showcased at Taj Palace

Keeping things dramatic and super glam, designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s couture line, ‘Fibonacci’ was packed with red-carpet worthy gowns…Reports  Nimerta C Sharan

Industry veteran Anju Modi, and designer duo Rohit & Rahul Khanna showcased their couture collections at the Taj Palace, New Delhi. Known for her dreamy and intricately detailed ensembles, Modi’s line of lehengas, modern saris and fusion ensembles made for some striking festive wear options.

Modi’s love for Indian textiles and crafts have always been a principal part of her design process. With this collection, she incorporated several techniques such as vegetable dyeing, traditional embroideries, weaving and block printing. Actress Aditi Rao Hydari who walked for the designer looked regal in an embellished yellow lehenga.

Keeping things dramatic and super glam, designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s couture line, ‘Fibonacci’ was packed with red-carpet worthy gowns. Over the years, the designers have not only found loyal fans amongst Bollywood A-listers but also amid young fashion enthusiasts. On the men’s fashion front, there were plenty of styles on display -asymmetrical kurtas with jackets, detailed suits and velvet blazers. The very stylish Malaika Arora closed the show for the duo dressed in a black thigh-high slit gown paired with a dazzling necklace.

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Tips to style co-ords for men

Go for small or handy bags: Instead of letting your pants sag with the keys, phone, charger, earbuds, and all your accessories, choose to go modish with small or handy bags. Bags like messenger, cross body, beach, and gym bags are designed to give stylish room to all your everyday essentials…writes N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE

Co-ords have come a long way to becoming socially acceptable. From a slouchy outfit to gaining a bona fide status in the menswear world, this loungewear is the best style statement to wear nowadays! To create a modish look, co-ord set is the most comfortable and chic and can be worn from parties to drive-in date. The best way to style is to keep it simple and accessories minimally. Ashutosh Sirohiya, Senior Designer, Snitch shares five different tips to style co-ords for men:

Accessorise with chains, bracelets, and glasses: Co-ords come in various assortments such as flower print, one solid colour, animal print, and so much more! It’s recommend selecting minimalistic accessories for a balanced look to best carry the co-ord sets with busy prints. When you choose to wear one solid colour co-ord, it’s fun to complete the look with large and dramatic accessories.

Shoes that suit the co-ord set: You can style your comfy and stylish co-rd with the shoes that suit to make it a chic style statement. If you want to amp up your style game, then pair a simple patterned co-ord set with sneakers, solid and dark coloured co-ords with trainers, dye-printed co-ords with buckle strap open-toe flats, and funky printed co-ords with Hawaiian slippers.

Go for small or handy bags: Instead of letting your pants sag with the keys, phone, charger, earbuds, and all your accessories, choose to go modish with small or handy bags. Bags like messenger, cross body, beach, and gym bags are designed to give stylish room to all your everyday essentials. Remember to choose the right bag depending upon the place you are visiting and the occasion you are wearing the co-ord for.

Layer with an over shirt and jacket: Layering is a four-season look and it’s always recommended to define the layering first to see how it interacts with your co-ord set. T-shirt co-ord with knee shorts or pajama can be layered with an oversized shirt or jacket. Layering with a contrasting coloured cardigan or knitwear in winter will add warmth to your look and will go well with the look.

Keep it untucked or partially tucked: Simple rule to abide by before you decide to untuck or partially tuck the co-ord shirt- maximum style or optimal comfort! Quickly scan the hem of your shirt. If the hem is even, untucked is the best way to go. If the hem is uneven, it’s meant to be tucked/partially tucked. Not every time scanning the hem helps you decide it. You can also check the fabric. Untuck the shirt if the fabric is bulky or stiff (denim, wool) and you can partially tuck the shirt if the fabric is light (linen, cotton, satin).

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Manish Malhotra’s Mijwan celebrates 10 years

To support the designer, Bollywoods leading power couple actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh walked the runway as show stoppers…reports Asian Lite News

While Delhi plays host to India’s biggest couture event, Mumbai was in for a treat as designer Manish Malhotra presented his Mijwan collection last evening. The show was live streamed on the designer’s social media handle @manishmalhotraworld.

The Mijwan Couture show celebrates 10 years this season, with a breathtaking collection of lehengas, saris and contemporary styles for women and sherwanis and achkans for men. The evening was a celebration of the designer’s association with the Mijwan Welfare Society founded by the late Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi to empower women in Mijwan, a tiny village in Azamgarh Eastern UP.

To support the designer, Bollywoods leading power couple actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh walked the runway as show stoppers. Cheering on the Malhotra was a star studded front row featuring the likes of Shabana Azmi, Gauri Khan, Shibani Dandekar Akhtar, Neelam Kothari, Raveena Tandon, Maheep Kapoor and many more.

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Saudi’s 100 brands exhibition celebrating culture and heritage

The Saudi 100 brand is a global traveling exhibition featuring a curated selection of clothing and accessories from 100 Saudi designers…reports Asian Lite News

The Saudi 100 Brands exhibition opened its doors in New York, displaying the works of 100 Saudi designers that reflect the culture and heritage of the Kingdom through demi-couture, bridal wear, bags, jewelry and much more.

Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, the Saudi ambassador to the US, inaugurated the opening ceremony of the exhibition with a speech.
“I will tell you that the collections that you see here are inspired by Arabia, but they are made for the world. That is the magic that the Saudi Fashion Commission has brought by bringing the collections to New York, the heart of the fashion world,” she said. “Creativity is not born in one country. Culture is not defined by a border. And what you’re about to see is a symbol that has nothing to do with politics, that has nothing to do with governments, but has everything to do with the human spirit.”

The Saudi Fashion Commission, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, hosted the exhibition and chose the designers based on the uniqueness and cultural relevance of their pieces.The fashion exhibition will take place from July 26 to Aug. 7, 2022, at the Iron23 venue in New York. Among the attendees at the opening ceremony were Venezuelan-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera and Lebanese fashion designer Reem Acra.

The Saudi 100 brand is a global traveling exhibition featuring a curated selection of clothing and accessories from 100 Saudi designers.
The designers were chosen from a pool of 1,500 and finalized into the top 100 based on their pieces. The exhibition is split into eight categories: ready-to-wear, modest, concept, premiere, demi-couture, bridal, bags and jewelry.

One of the 100 Saudi brands chosen is Loodyana, which was established in Jeddah in 2001 and has been creating pieces for the past 21 years.
The brand is known for its luxurious kaftans and ready-to-wear evening dresses. The designers behind the brand are the Al-Haqbani sisters, born and raised in the Kingdom.

The designers shared that their brand values and design inspirations are rooted in their love for family and the balance women bring to life.
The brand uses intricate embroidery and modern silhouettes to combine traditional and contemporary features together in distinct pieces that reflect the culture of the Kingdom. “We were so excited to go through a new experience,” Abeer Al-Haqbani, cofounder of Loodyana, told Arab News.

The designer said she was grateful to be one of the Saudi fashion designers chosen to present their work in New York. “We are making history today,” she said. The Loodyana design highlighted at the exhibition is a black off-the-shoulder dress with a set of embroidered gloves. “Women are the backbone of the family. Our gown design is the beautiful armor that protects the delicate spirit of the woman inside the dress,” Al-Haqbani said.

The design team shared that they drew inspiration from memories of the family gatherings they had growing up in the Saudi mountains.
“The hard outline of the distant mountains is the inspiration behind the A-line shape of the gown design. The mystery created by the darkness of the thick fog enveloping the mountains is reflected in the gray shine of the beaded hand embroidery applied to the fabric,” Al-Haqbani explained.

The cofounder highlighted that the intricate design took over four months to create. “Just as there is a fragile and delicate allure hidden in the rough-edged mountains and rocky landscape, there is exquisite femininity hidden in the strong silhouette of our dress,” she said.
The designers initially discovered that their brand had been selected for the exhibition when they received an email from Princess Reema and Manuel Arnaut, the editor in chief of Vogue Arabia. The exhibition will continue throughout the upcoming week and is open to the public. Admission is free, but attendees must request a ticket through the link https://www.saudi100brands.nyc.

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Monsoon styling ideas

Chic and suave rain friendly bags are now the in thing for both work and pleasure. May it be transparent backpacks or cute little sling bags, there is not dearth to style with these snazzy wonders…writes ADITYA AGARWAL

Monsoon, the season of love, the festival of clouds, the time when a hot cup of coffee and even hotter fritters are required! But it’s not all roses when the rain-gods shower us with their blessing.

Monsoon, according to die-hard fashionistas, throws their styling plans for a loop. Puddles of water can get all over our clothes, and an unexpected storm can strike when you least expect it!

How does one escape the fashion emergency that rains bring with them! Well, if there is a will, there’s always a stylish way. Here’s five quick fix solutions tailors made to make this monsoon a fashion fiesta:

Under your umbrella!

Where there is rain, there is an umbrella! Our good old monsoon buddies do a fabulous job in shielding us from water drops and prove to be the perfect style accessory too. Rather than choosing the stereotypical dull and dark shades, why not explore some polka dotted pretties, multi-coloured marvels and custom-made graphic covers?

There’s a whole new world to explore while picking up an umbrella. Grabbing a colour coordinated bunch of them that perfectly match with all your outfits isn’t a bad idea either, you could step out with sublime panache, one umbrella at a time!

Where the wind (cheater) takes you!

If you are a no-frills adventurer, the windcheater is usually your most trusted companion. May it be a monsoon hike or a cycling trip to the lake, the windcheater is a light and nifty sidekick that protects us against the soggy weather. But, while buying these jackets, we often tend to go for utility over style.

Wouldn’t one rather choose suave colours and stunning designs that mesh with our personal philosophy? Let’s step up our game when it comes to windcheater shopping!

Shoe them who’s boss!

If it’s the rainy season, one must be on their toes. People often wear monsoon shoes that are uncharacteristically bland on the eyes. Black is often the ‘go to’ colour and flips flops or sandals are often the ‘go to’ footwear.

As it begins to pitter-patter all around, it’s time our shoe selections see a refreshing change. Cool and comfy clogs, ravishing all season shoes or bold and bright boots might just be the new lease of fashion your legs needed.

Bag to basics

Our school life is rich with memories of waterproof bags that stored our books as well as some magically innocent moments. Childhood may have passed but those bags can still stay!

Chic and suave rain friendly bags are now the in thing for both work and pleasure. May it be transparent backpacks or cute little sling bags, there is not dearth to style with these snazzy wonders.

Find your ‘better scarf’

Scarves are the most underrated styling accessories for monsoon season. They not only act as protective headgear during light showers, but also stand out as a great fashion statement.

From vibrant and vivacious shades to subtle and simmering hues, there’s an ocean worth of options to choose from that perfectly suit your taste. The only thing to make sure of during a monsoon scarf fest is that they are thin and lightweight.

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‘Empowerment means being able to make your own choices’

The campaign is me, in my natural habitat which something that I really like about the brand, they wanted it to be as authentic to the person I am…Navya speaks with Tanya Banon

Navya Nanda will be an integral voice for L’Oréal Paris’s initiatives and a key spokesperson in the brand’s ‘I Know My Worth’ Campaign. The campaign is based on the internationally acclaimed ‘Lessons of Worth’ campaign and includes a series of reflective films encouraging women to silence their inner critic and recognise their worth. It features inspiring women leaders in their respective fields who share their incredible stories of self-worth as part of a series of inspirational testimonials, elucidating the brand’s historic affirmation “You’re Worth It.”

Navya Nanda, a young entrepreneur, businesswoman, and social activist, and granddaughter to the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, is an inspiring icon for today’s generation as a young woman entrepreneur working to change the landscape for women in India through her own initiatives such as Project Naveli. The brand believes that Navya embodies its core values and cause initiatives as an advocate for women’s empowerment, gender equality, and social justice for a more inclusive world. The distinguished group includes Navya Nanda, Aditi Rao Hydari, Mithali Raj, and Dr. Jaishree Sharad.

We caught up with Navya to talk about her new role as a role model to young women in the country.

How does it feel to be chosen as the face of the brand inspite of opting out of the film industry? 

It feels great, you know I feel that growing up you don’t see a lot of women in campaigns who are not celebrities or actresses, I think it’s really nice of L’Oréal to choose people who are industry outsiders. Along with me there is Mithali Raj, Captain of the Indian Women’s cricket team, and Dr. Jaishree Sharad who is a cosmetologist, so it gives young girls growing up different professions to aspire to and that a very positive thing. I am really grateful they picked me to be a part of this campaign.


Empowerment means a lot of things to s lot of people, what does it mean to you?

Empowerment to me means being able to make your own choices, without fear of society or what anybody else will think or say. Typically when we talk about women empowerment we say she is a strong woman, she is a CEO or she is running a business but women empowerment can also be making a choice to be a housewife or a homemaker and those are equally important roles that we play.  I think real empowerment comes in owning your choices and the decisions you make.

In context to the ‘I Know My Worth’  campaign, do you feel women in India are getting more confident about their own self worth and are not afraid to own it?

Yes, absolutely and I will give the credit to women themselves for realising that they don’t need to be bother about what anybody will say, and I think the younger women specially, those my age are a lot more stronger, a lot more rational, a lot more opinionated, which I think are all great things. I think they don’t really fear what society or anybody has to say them as they can make their choices and stand by them.


You have been involved in lot of projects which help women empowerment and networking, which is the project closest to your heart?

So through Project Naveli which is my NGO, I’ve worked many projects. Currently a project called ‘entrepreneury’ which is a community for women entrepreneurs in India and encourages more women who have interest in starting businesses by providing them with community, resources to help grow their businesses and some finances as well, is very close to my heart. It could be housewives who during the pandemic may have picked up a hobby and want to grow it into a  business, it’s really small scale entrepreneurs who I want to help because I am an entrepreneur myself, so I do understand how difficult it sometimes to get a business up and running. 

Your association with L’Oréal, tell us a little bit about the synergy you think you have with the brand?

I think L’Oréal is not just a beauty brand, it’s lot more than that, it is women empowering women for so many years. I think bringing me on board, because I am the part of the next generation, I think it was really nice that they pick someone young. Initially when we started talking, it was natural fir because the values they stand for, I have been working on women empowerment for so many years, and I think it was really excited to do something that was true to myself. The campaign is me, in my natural habitat which something that I really like about the brand, they wanted it to be as authentic to the person I am.

Your idea of an a a great night out and how do you like to style yourself ?

I am not a night outlined of  person, so you will find me probably in my pyjamas at home, either reading or watching TV with my nani (grandmother). But if I got out then my outfits are very simple and basic, you will probably find me in a white t-shirt and jeans.

Do you feel you imbibe any of your grandmother’s qualities in you, and would you like to share some of the values she has fostered in you. 

My nani (grandmother) is very confident, strong and an outspoken person in general, and I think she really stands by what she believes in, so those are all qualities I would hope I inherit from her, but the more time I spend with her the more she influences me in that way.

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