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HELLO! India March 2019

Hello! covers the world of celebrities from a completely different angle, making it the world's most loved celebrity magazine. Hello! is invited into the palaces and homes of some of the world's most elusive royal families, movie stars and celebrities, to get a view from the inside. The result: intimate, never-seen-before private moments far removed from the glare of the paparazzi, and interviews that are as insightful and interesting as they are exclusive

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letters to the editor

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER Indian cinematic icon Sridevi passed away way too soon. And, it all happened when her daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, was gearing up for her cinematic debut. Inheriting a legacy can never be easy, but Janhvi has managed to keep her personal trauma aside and made her family proud. While her innocence on screen is reminiscent of her mother, Janhvi has created her own space as an actress. Unlike Sridevi, who was almost a recluse, Janhvi is more social media friendly and exudes an inner strength that’s unmatched. While Sridevi charmed people into her brand of fairytale romance, the daughter has been experimenting with challenges from her very first role. It was indeed gratifying to read about Janhvi’s own personal thoughts and the turmoil she and her family may…

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editor’s note

“Our cover story is a first-time ever recreation of the enigma of Raja Ravi Varma’s immortal portraits. There couldn’t have been a more authentic muse than the surreally beautiful actress Aditi Rao Hyadri” ‘We asked India’s pioneering digital artist, the maestro Baiju Parthan, to shed light on the love story between technology and art, and we present an array of masterpieces by Indian artists in this genre’ India is fast gaining prominence within the global art world. The recently-concluded Art Fair in Delhi was an absolute eye opener to how the world is perceiving India from the point of view of artists, as well as buyers. There was a huge surge in the participation of international galleries. This is really a very positive sign for India and her artists. We do have…

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SHALINI PASSI The founder and director of the Shalini Passi Art Foundation is also the chief of MASH (My Art Shalini) - the online arts platform that collapses the hierarchical distinctions between architecture, art, craft, design, and fashion, by eliciting a rich discourse around creativity in modernity. She sits on the Advisory Board of Khoj, and is a Patron of FICA and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale and a Trustee of the Chennai Photo Biennale. An established art collector and artist, in the March edition of HELLO!, Shalini Passi presents a detailed column on the India Art Fair held in the Capital. MENAKA KUMARI SHAH The former Country Head of Christie’s India is a revered art advisor. The Princess of Tehri Garwal, who has always had a love for the arts, was appointed to head…

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editor’s lounge

FASHION WITH A CAUSE Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and a few other designers recently showcased a special collection, Fashion for Peace, at the New York Fashion Week 2019, at the Spring Studios Gallery. The grand presentation was a collaboration between Sadhguru and the Isha Foundation and renowned leading designers to promote conscious and sustainable fashion. The live presentation format was produced by People’s Revolution showcasing beautiful creations by Sabyasachi Mukherjee along with Norma Kamali, Mara Hoffman and Mimi Prober. As a first time fashion initiative, its mission is to promote conscious design while simultaneously supporting global artisans and designers and their work. Truly, fashion with a cause. AN UNFORGETTABLE CRUISE British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has never been on a cruise, but he is about to disrupt the cruise industry with the launch of…

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march calendar

ARTS AND CULTURE THE RIO CARNIVAL WHERE: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil WHEN: 2 to 9 March The annual carnival of Rio de Janeiro, held annually in Brazil before Lent, is one of the biggest fiestas in the world. It is attended by nearly two million people, every year. One of the oldest festivals in the world, it dates back to 1723. Locals in the country participate in this carnival to pay a homage to the Greek wine gods and celebrate the grape harvest. People from all age bands, including children from samba schools, flock to the streets in a vibrant parade of dance and music, during the carnival. Several innovative floats add to the grandeur of the event. MARDI GRAS WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana/USA WHEN: 5 March Also known as “Fat Tuesday”, “Shrove Tuesday” or “Pancake Tuesday”, Mardi…

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recreating raja ravi varma

THE RAVI VARMA CONNECT… “Growing up, we were surrounded by art, textiles, music, dance, and I have seen Ravi Varma’s paintings from the time I was very young… I could always spot a saree that I had seen in a Raja Ravi Varma painting. In fact, my maternal grandfather was the Raja of Wanaparthi, and around the time of Independence, he made it his mission to encourage weavers from Wanaparthi, to continue making the traditional weaves of the region, even while many sarees were being printed or made to modern style. So he used to pull out old sarees – the kind you would see in these Ravi Varma paintings – and give it to them and say ‘keep true to your traditions.’ So one of the sarees we have shot…