Nivi Shrivastava

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Call of the crafts


When the West is looking at the East for some sartorial inspiration, how can the desi designers not go the same way too?

Online rampage


The rule of demand and supply governs all business equations. In a country of billion and rising, not everyone has access to real life runway shows, but thanks to the rampant social networking sites one can now easily access the live shows and get instant reviews by surfing the official webpages.

Gal pals high on adrenaline


When it comes to travelling and adventure sports, everyone has their own bucket list. However, won’t it be awesome if life gives you a chance to strike off all the wishes at one go? Well, for the five beauties — Barbara Mori, Yana Gupta, Archana Vijaya, Diandra Soares and Kirat Bhattal — it was a once in a lifetime journey to Cape Town, South Africa when they got a chance to shoot the second season of Fox Traveller’s Life Mein Ek Baar. The girls share their experiences and excitement about this exotic trip.

City grooves to vinyl music


Looks like after Mumbai, it’s Delhi’s turn to taste vinyl music on a bigger commercial scale. Vinyl is the medium that carries the music and has a lot of personality, say musicians who swear by it.

Global music at local hubs


Over the past few years, Delhi as a city had evolved multifold. Just like any other global capital, the music scene in Delhi too has become as cosmopolitan as it can be. Among the plethora of artists, the city is also home to some of the international artists who live and perform here regularly and enjoy fame just like their Indian counterparts.

Pedal power lures corporates


Each weekend they gather together and explore new places and breathe in fresh air by pedalling their way to health.

Delhi-ghtful flower power


It is believed that behind every creation is a story, but how often do we get to know about it? For those who like to buy products with an interesting piece of fact or fiction for that matter, here’s a website that will launch a series of art, home décor and apparel items based on the different cities of India.

Novel idea for hectic Delhi


In the city of 16 million and rising, where local dwellers feel just as alienated and detached as outsiders, two childhood friends decided to bring this subject up in the virtual world through their graphic novel. Meet Aazar Anis, an advertising professional, and Arjun Jassal, an entrepreneur, who utilised the power of words and Instagram application to create their first online graphic novel Delhi Hectic.

Sisterhood in melody


It’s not just any “sister act” for the three young musicians from Delhi University, who also happen to be sisters in real life and members of an all-girl band —Minute of Decay. Recently, when these girls performed at Kailash Colony’s Cosmo Live Bar, the crowd couldn’t agree more.

French opera in desi robes


She was a beautiful Indian princess and he was a dreamy poet. Centuries ago they fell in love and the tale of their undying love was immortalised in the annals of history. When this heart-warming story of princess Lalla Roukh was recently staged by Opera Lafayette at The Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. and Lincoln Centre in New York, the audience relived the legend yet again.

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