Heart of a Cocktail

I take you through the evening of experimental and creative cocktail – literally and its winning concoction!  Cocktail Championship? Sonam Kalra, ace singer,  told me,  at the do, listening to music enhances the taste of the drink. Can’t challenge that! But first what are we talking about? World’s Most Experimental Bartender! Yes, here The Insider, was floating from one team kiosk to another. A global competition that celebrates creativity, experimentation and collaboration. It  brings  together creative minds who concoct innovative cocktails.   Here’s the fun part- the shortlisted bartenders were paired with collaborators from creative fields. Think music, art, design, Continue Reading

Lakme Fashion Week Day 1: 5 THINGS WE DIG ABOUT THE GYPSET

Lakme Fashion Week 2018 began with the fashion capital of India going abuzz with the fashion chatter on Day 1.  As you would know by now, designer duo Ankur & Priyanka Modi of AM:PM showcased spectacular and glamorous Winter/Festive’18 line – The Gypset at the Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week 2018. This is why we’re calling it magic! AM:PM by Ankur and Priyanka Modi A GYPSY LIFE  This collection was inspired by the carefree lifestyle of a gypsy woman that paid homage to the GYPSET, a term coined by Julia Chaplin to celebrate the neo-hippie. The collection effortlessly weaves Continue Reading

A Historical Evening at The Book Shop

An evening with William Dalrymple -historian, writer, curator, critic. An exploration of Koh-i-Noor, and why it continues to remain something that both nations and individuals deeply care about.  The fact that The Book Shop in the Jor Bagh market is a quaint, little (literally) charming, overflowing with books, shop; mandated a registration and a curated guest list for the event! A meeting the writer, curator, critic, historical narrative writer and history revivalist, William Dalrymple was on the cards. Once there, in his signature white cotton or is it mull…Pathani suit, he was greeted by an impromptu  applause, also for his arrival on time, Continue Reading

JLF’18-After the Dust Settles Down…

After the dust (read stardust) has settled down on the sangam of art, culture, cinema and literature potpourri at the Jaipur Literature festival, it is time to do the Math as a first time attendee. Raising the bar- Writers and co-Founders,  Jaipur literture Festival, Namita Gokhale, William Dalrmple with Sanjoy K Roy, Teamwork Arts More importantly, have a read of my previous two posts on the 11th edition of the festival First Day First Show and Saved from being a Manel. Cut a Long story short…  Free speech is the prerogative of the one questioned too and not the sole domain of the questioner. Continue Reading