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Laila’s work goes to NY

Artist Laila Khan with one of her works textured with gold leaf; a gold-leaf work of Lord Ganesha (inset) 	— Asian Age

Laila Khan Furniturewalla began painting at a very young age, although she didn’t hold her first solo exhibition until 2001, in New Delhi. Her latest collection, titled Pulse of Abstraction, was selected by Agora Gallery in New York, for an exhibition, alongside that of other artists like Sharon Brill, Michelle Chu and Donna Howard.

An artistic triumph

When Varsha Trivedi taught her students the intricacies of Australian aboriginal art, little did she, or her fascinated pupils, know that their work would end up as designs for a leading apparel brand

See India in a new light

In 1956, when the world had begun to piece itself back together after World War II, fashion photographer Norman Parkinson made a trip to India on an assignment for British Vogue.

The splendour of the royal drapes

A recent news report said the sari is no longer the outfit of choice during placement interviews at Indian B schools, with Western formalwear finding far more takers among young women on campus.

Rodricks: Didn’t intend to publish Goan costume work

Ever since Moda Goa debuted at the Jaipur Literary Festival earlier this year, its author, veteran designer Wendell Rodricks, has been inundated with questions about his 11-year-long journey that fina

The clamour that makes Mumbai what it is

It is only in the absolute stillness after a high decibel noise is suddenly silenced, that you realise just how loud and incessant it was.

A life less ordinary

In 1974, 25-year-old Jonathan Scott, who had just graduated with a degree in Zoology from Queen’s University Belfast, jumped onto an overland truck headed for South Africa.

With +, Ed Sheeran’s earned his breakthrough artiste title

In late February, 21-year-old Ed Sheeran was named best male breakthrough artiste for his debut album + at the Brit Awards (Adele swept the female category).

‘I love Indian passion for food’

Foodie, writer, actress and the second runner-up of Masterchef Australia Season 3, Alana Lowes is a familiar name to followers of the popular cooking show, and her calm demeanour and photogenic looks

Undefined, just like his music

When Bulla Ki Jaana burst onto our airwaves and made its creator, Rabbi Shergill, an overnight sensation, few knew of the struggle it had been for the musician to even release it.

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