GoodHomes India June 2020

BBC Good Homes is India’s leading home and décor magazine that reaches out the contemporary Indian women, who is always on the lookout for inspirational ideas and seeks to experience the best of the international trends and brands. The magazine brand covers a wide variety of areas from home décor, latest trends , to featuring the best in class homes from the country and beyond, etiquette and entertainment insights, presenting a mix of art from different artists , and even covers technology

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in this issue

1 min
editor letter

“We’ve settled into the new normal. Masks and sanitisers have become constants in our lives. Social distancing comes naturally. It’s amazing how we humans condition ourselves to anything, anything at all. We are a resilient lot! As I find myself working from home, slowly falling into a rhythm, appreciating the time I’ve had with my family (even though it was unplanned), I’m also struck by two things; firstly, the fact that, the roads are cleaner, the air seems fresher, the skies devoid of smoke trails, and somewhere else in the world, I’m told, dolphins are reclaiming their domain. The earth seems to be heaving a sigh of relief. That brings me to the theme of our issue — living the naturalist’s way. Mindful, ethical, sustainable living. Now, more than ever, is the…

2 min

WRITE TO ME SUBSCRIBE FOLLOW US ON: INSTAGRAM @goodhomesmagazine FACEBOOK @goodhomesmagazineindia TWITTER @goodhomesindia LOG ON NOW We have spent an entire Summer with our families, at home. All of it. No weekends off. No short overnight getaways – from work or from each other! For a season that we’d normally have spent in the sunshine, gathering up warmth for the rest of the year, we have spent most of our waking time indoors, catching the glare instead from screens of varying sizes. With schools reopening next week – albeit virtually – I’d have normally been doing the rounds of various marketplaces making sure all the essentials for the boys were stocked up on. What I’ve ended up doing instead is staring at my little screen, ticking off little boxes, stocking up little shopping carts, without…

1 min
the colour of sunshine

Shopping Guide on Pg 55…

1 min
raw appeal

Shashank Gautam’s fascination with building things started early. “My grandfather had a cycle-rickshaw rent and repair shop; my father used to assist him. I visited often. I was inspired by how they did repairs and restorations. That is what I wanted to do. I didn’t know about being a designer, but I knew I wanted to make things,” reminisces Shashank, Designer and Founder, MIANZI. He followed his instinct and went on to pursue Bachelors in Architecture from SPA Delhi & Masters in Industrial Designing from IDC, IIT Mumbai. He discovered the versatility of bamboo when as part of a competition he had to conceive and design a building with zero carbon footprint. “It was then that I realised the true potential of bamboo. I established MIANZI to revolutionise the way…

1 min
super natural

Born in the small town of Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, Vaishali realised her passion at a very young age. When forced to marry at the age of 16, she fled her hometown to pursue her calling. “When I stumbled upon fashion, it became my way of life,” says Vaishali. Today, two decades later, she’s known as one of the foremost proponents of hand-woven textiles and sustainable fashion. “When I was a child, I used to see my mother’s wardrobe and the fine, soft sarees it had. I also saw my grandmother often wearing Khunn blouses. My surroundings in many ways have aspired me since then to discover the essence of a weave.” Sustainability is not a new word for Indians, it is an ingrained one, she says. Now more than ever,…

3 min
philanthropy in the time of covid-19

You’re washing your hands. You’re avoiding large gatherings. But, in addition to taking all the steps to follow crucial safety guidelines for yourself and your family, what are you doing to help the individuals and communities affected by the COVID-2019 pandemic? Meet Dr. Aneel Kashi Murarka a noted industrialist and philanthropist based in Mumbai. He is the Managing Director of Mirachem Industriies and founder of Social Enterprise Ample Missiion. Under the lockdown, Aneel manages his company’s affairs and operations from his home, at times working for hours at a stretch. With all this ongoing work, he religiously works towards Covid-2019 relief work. The immediate response to the disaster is obvious, i.e providing food and shelter to the poorest who have lost livelihoods and have no safety net — and especially migrant workers…