Music requires blessings: Ayaan Ali Bangash
    • Music requires blessings: Ayaan Ali Bangash(13:20)
      New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANSlife) With sarod legend Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan as their father, Ayaan and Amaan Ali Bangash realised early they had big shoes to fill in. But the brothers have lived up to their family name. And now Ayaan has his own little talents to groom. IANSlife spoke to the younger Bangash brother on the challenges of being a musician, a father and a guru.
    I'm fiercely private and reserved: Diana Penty
    • I'm fiercely private and reserved: Diana Penty(13:20)
      New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANSlife) Actor and model Diana Penty is the new face of Estee Lauder. She will feature in the beauty giant's latest international campaign alongside its global spokesmodels Grace Elizabeth, Joan Smalls, Anok Yai, Fei Fei Sun and Carolyn Murphy. At the launch of brand's Double Wear Fall 2019 Campaign, IANSlife got chatting with the stunning star.
    With ABFRL, S&N aims to tap into affordable luxury occasion wear
    • With ABFRL, S&N aims to tap into affordable luxury occasion wear(13:20)
      New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANSlife) When the news first spread that in a first in India, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) has acquired a majority 51 per cent stake in Finesse International Design, better known as couture brand Shantanu and Nikhil (S&N), the industry couldn't stop talking. The Delhi-based brand is well respected in the world of fashion for its bespoke creations and ceremonial couture.
    Swiss watch brand H. Moser and Cie forays in India
    • Swiss watch brand H. Moser and Cie forays in India(13:20)
      New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANSlife) Celebrated for its precision and finesse, Swiss watchmaking is considered the industry standard. H. Moser and Cie, the Swiss brand with a mechanical watch-making tradition that goes back almost two centuries, recently forayed into the Indian market. CEO Edouard Meylan reveals what makes H. Moser and Cie so unique and why the brand is sticking to "beautiful, traditional watches" when smart watches is the trend.
    200-year-old records in Gaya help families trace their ancestors
    • 200-year-old records in Gaya help families trace their ancestors(17:20)
      Gaya, Sep 15 (IANS) Want to perform the salvation rituals (pind-daan) for your ancestors in Bihar's Gaya during Pitrupaksha (the Hindu month to remember the dead), but don't know their name? Don't worry. The priests (pandas) here can help you trace your ancestors back several generations, provided one of them has visited this town to perform the pind-daan of his forefathers.
    • Know food to order with gin?(13:02)
      New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) There's a 'ginaissance' in the making, at least going by the rising number of gin tastings, and new gin flavours and categories being introduced in the global market. But before you jump on to the bandwagon, it may be advisable to know that the Juniper-based spirit is infused with botanicals, which, if not paired with the right food, can lead to a mismatch.
    • 'Indian market is still about lighter, fresher scents'(13:00)
      New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) From being a royal indulgence historically, to now being ubiquitous enough to be available in tiny bottles as ittar, deodorants and other cheaper fragrances, the Indian perfume tradition has come a long way.
    Sotheby's Diamonds unveils new collection
    • Sotheby's Diamonds unveils new collection(13:00)
      New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Sothebys Diamonds has unveiled a new collection designed by 23-year old talent Joseph Ramsay this autumn. Capturing Sothebys Diamonds defining signature, the eight pieces in the collection marry world-class diamonds with impeccable craftsmanship and highly original designs.
    • 'Women in India are excited about initiating conversations'(12:58)
      New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Betting big on India, women-centric social networking Bumble isn't leaving the safety of its users to chance. And the efforts have been rewarding. The platform collected over 1.7 million users within 10 months of its launch in the country, despite allowing only three types of connections -- Date, BFF and Bizz.
    Art is recession-proof: Sotheby's India Chairman
    • Art is recession-proof: Sotheby's India Chairman(12:56)
      New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) As Sothebys Chairman for the Middle East and India, Edward Gibbs has seen a remarkable rise in art buyers from India over the past decade. With a slowdown banging hard on the doors of the Indian market, IANSlife caught up with Gibbs to discover how the number game works in the world art scene.
    • 'Not sure how sustainable fashion as an industry can be'(12:52)
      New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Sustainability may be the buzzword in the fashion industry right now, but designer Rina Singh would rather call her label Eka "ethical". "If you are churning out a collection every six months, how sustainable can things be? For fashion to be honest, we can be very ethical about how we work. I work with the same weavers again and again. I have been exploring a craft and a technique for the past 10 years. Continuing to sustain a craft or a design language that handholds that craft is as important to keeping sustainability alive in todays environment," says the designer.
    Indians love aspirational stories: Jeffrey Archer
    • Indians love aspirational stories: Jeffrey Archer(12:46)
      New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Jeffrey Archer is a frequent visitor to India. The 79-year-old author, who has sold at least 330 million copies of his books including bestselling novels like "Kane and Abel" (1979) and "The Fourth Estate (1996). On September 5, Archer launched his latest work, "Nothing Ventured" inspired by his multi-novel series "The Clifton Chronicles. IANSlife spoke to Archer, also a former British parliamentarian, about his new book and India connection.
    Swapna Barman gears up for 2020 Olympics
    • Swapna Barman gears up for 2020 Olympics(11:44)
      New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Arjuna Award winner Swapna Barman, who became India's first heptathlete to win a gold medal at the Asian Games in 2018, is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and plans to work on her strategy.
    Gucci plans to go carbon neutral
    Femininity doesn't limit choice of profession: Mandhana
    • Femininity doesn't limit choice of profession: Mandhana(13:30)
      New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANSlife) Smriti Mandhana, vice-captain of the Indian womens cricket team, has been a trailblazer for womens cricket in India. Having herself been a gender bender on the field, the 22-year-old sees cricket as e just a sport e and hates that the world at large still hasn't grown out of its limiting distinctions.
    It's easier to experiment with online content: Sumeet Vyas
    • It's easier to experiment with online content: Sumeet Vyas(13:04)
      Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANSlife) Actor Sumeet Vyas started his performing career with theatre, and has since been alternating between theatre, cinema and the web. Though his appearances in web series like "Permanent Roommates" and "TVF Tripling" were loved, Vyas gained Bollywood recognition after his role opposite Kareeena Kapoor Khan in "Veere Di Wedding".
    • 'I want to tell stories that are fading out'(13:00)
      New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANSlife) Bangalore-based designer Parinitha M.N. has been selected by the international platform Global Fashion Collective to showcase her work at the Paris Fashion Week S/S20, which begins September 30. Parinitha will be showcasing 'Two Halves' the new collection under her label Pariha.
    'Indian fashion has opened its doors, windows to the world'
    • 'Indian fashion has opened its doors, windows to the world'(12:38)
      New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANSlife) The Indian fashion is being globally recognised now more than ever, and the fact that the industry has spread its arms to the world is getting reflected in the work of and international recognition for homegrown designers, says celebrated designer Gauri Karan of the label Gauri and Nainika.
    Ageing is a privilege: Genelia Deshmukh
    • Ageing is a privilege: Genelia Deshmukh(12:32)
      New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Genelia Deshmukh admires the unpredictability of life. "The moment you think you know, it tells you that you actually don't. It ultimately levels you as a person," she says.