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HELLO! India

HELLO! India July 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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12 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
to the editor

ONE FOR THE MIND AND THE BODY Since HELLO! has become synonymous with good living, I reckon that the magazine is best described as the “Hiuen Tsang” or “Xuanzang” of print because of the manner in which you cover travel and wellness-related features – much like the iconic scholar and traveller discovered new destinations and cultures. Kriti Sanon on the cover was like a breath of fresh and cool air on a summer morning. The actress, who has already proved her mettle in films, adds life to the travel issue. While the Travel Diaries will help many readers be equipped for holidays, the 360-degree coverage of the best destinations in the world is perfect for those still planning to embark on new journeys. Features like Hit the Reset Button, Glamp It…

3 min.
editor’s note

“The cutest update we had from Saif, speaking to us from London, was that his son, little Taimur, does not want any more photos taken!” Dear readers welcome back! We hope you all had a great summer and have come back refreshed and rejuvenated to start the second half of the year . summer exceptional with the rising temperatures breaking all previous records, and the conditions becoming more and more severe for the common man. The power cuts and the water shortage have only aggravated the already challenging situation. It’s deplorable, but we Indians have learned to live and survive on hope, for a better India and a better life. Hopefully, our future generations may have a better life if those political promises will ever come through. Moving on to hotter stuff, the…

1 min.

GAURAV BHATIA One of the first generation of luxury marketers in India, Gaurav runs his own luxe and lifestyle advisory cell. A purveyor of slow luxury, he seeks hedonistic pleasures responsibly. About his column in this issue of HELLO!, Gaurav says, “It is a meaningful piece that looks deeper into the good life with a spin on luxury trends. It touches on multiculturalism, sustainability and maximalism as themes.” ROBIN RATHORE The ace photographer began his journey three years ago as a freelancer, after having assisted senior lensman Charudutt Chitrak for over five years. “Real people” intrigue Robin, who has done numerous fashion shoots for various magazines. ASHIMA MEHRA Ashima began her diverse career as an intern with renowned photographer, Atul Kasbekar, before striding out on her own. She completed her Masters in Fashion Photography at…

3 min.
editor’s lounge

FOREVER FENDI WATCH COLLECTION UNVEILED Italian luxury brand Fendi has launched the Forever Fendi Collection, which expresses timeless elegance. Its distinctive bracelet, the highlight of the timepiece, draws inspiration from the Roman Maison’s signature. Diamonds, mother-of-pearl and genuine stones come together in a sophisticated watch design. The Forever Fendi represents a tribute to the brand’s heritage, thanks to the iconic interlocking FF logo-shaped central links on the bracelet. Distinguished by a contrasting interplay of finishes and colours, the bracelet stands out in the overall design. The round curves of the watch case, enriched with a white diamond-set crown, capture a lady-like allure. PAUL SMITH FOR MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL Taking forward the brand’s association with the Men in Black movie series, leading menswear designer Paul Smith has created a special capsule collection of…

2 min.
july calendar

BASTILLE DAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS WHERE: Paris WHEN: 14 July The national day of France is celebrated across the country, but some of the biggest parades to commemorate the occasion are held in Paris. Significantly, the Bastille Day military parade has been held in Paris since 1880. One of the highlights of the day is the fireworks show in Paris, which is witnessed by thousands of locals and tourists alike. The day is also celebrated in other countries like Hungary, Canada, Belgium and the US, amongst others. ARTS AND CULTURE PURI RATH YATRA WHERE: Puri, Odisha WHEN: 4 to 16 July The annual rath or chariot yatra is held across the eastern belt of the subcontinent as well as in several other parts of the country. The biggest celebration, however, is witnessed at Puri. Millions of pilgrims…

12 min.
painting the town sacha jafri

Alexander Fareed Jafri, better known to the world as Sacha, wears his laurels lightly as he plays the fame game with aplomb. The 40-year-old Etonian and Oxford University graduate peppers his conversations with the names of billionaires, movie stars and royals – A-listers to most of the world – but close friends, collaborators and collectors in his circle. Everyone from Bill Gates to George Clooney – who he was commissioned by to create a painting highlighting the plight of Darfur’s refugees – to Richard Branson, David Beckham and Sir Elton John, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Kate Moss and Lady Gaga are all part of his clique. Yet, the jet set father-of-two, who recently added a Dubai base to those he already has in London and New York, is nonchalant when pressed…