Narendra Modi - Lotus in the Mire
“I have always been CM, I am CM today and shall be CM forever. For me, CM means not Chief Minister but Common Man.” These were the words spoken by the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. While a lot has changed since then, he seems to continue to appeal to the ‘CM’ even today. Here’s a glimpse into the rare and no-holds-barred interview that appeared in the September 2011 issue of Society magazine
Simplicity is the Key
Indo-Brit actress Geeta Basra, who is married to cricketer Harbhajan Singh, reveals her style secrets to us
White House Dreams
Tulsi Gabbard and Kamala Harris have Indian first names. But there is more to these charismatic American oliticians who are aspiring for the job of the President of the United States
“Our daughters will be safe if our sons are raised right.”—Shefali Shah
As the female rage across the world builds up, outing an ever growing list of predators and predatory behaviours, a netflix series, Delhi Crime, couldn’t have asked for a better cultural climate or timing. based on the horrific nirbhaya case that shook india, we turn to its protagonist shefali shah on why a series like Delhi Crime should be a required stream in the post ‘me too’ era…
The Forever Ravishing Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon, who sizzled the screen in the ‘90s, can never be called a yesteryear actress even 10 years own the line, as she leaves no stone unturned to stay relatable to every age group of the audience even today. n a candid chat with the Tip Tip girl, we find out what a woman of substance, values and talent is made of...
Go Cheesy at Mia Cucina
Love Italian food? Without wasting too many words, we would urge you to head straight to Mia Cucina in Bandra, Mumbai, for a delectable experience…
The Digital Mahabharata
Just like the epic fight of Mahabharata, a war is now raging on digital land. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are the two big streaming service providers fighting in this epic battle. We analyse the developments so far
A Champion Of All Times
Society takes tennis legend Vijay Amritraj on a nostalgic journey and his plans as the new President of the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association
The Insiders Of Grand Slam
Tennis itself is an exhilarating sport. It becomes more interesting with an expert’s subtle observations. Society interviews Atul Premnarayen over the tennis minute details and the world of Grand Slams.
The Author Speaks
Author Krishna Trilok speaks about authoring his destiny with Notes of a Dream, which is an authorised biography on the composer with the Midas touch – AR Rahman.
'Greatness Only Comes When You Have A Team That Works With Passion.'
AR Rahman is a name that needs no introduction. Society speaks to the man behind the music and the music that made that very man into a legend. We also speak to young author Krishna Trilok who has written Notes of a Dream, the authorised biography of the ‘Mozart of Madras’.
Tips To Improve Your Emotional Health
Today a lot of emphasis is laid on maintaining good health, eating right, exercise, practising mindfulness as the lifestyle that we lead nowadays is much more demanding and stressful than the previous generations.
The You, Me And Us Of Bollywood
With Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone already married and Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas’s script in progress, Society looks at the tinseltown relationships that have created a buzz.
Parul Gulati Rohtak, the lead actress of popular Punjabi films like Burraahh, Romeo Ranjha and Zorawar, reveals her sleep routine to Society...
Combating Menstrual Gingivitis
Being a woman, you know that you need to take extra care of yourself at specific occasions of your life, your body being a little more complex than that of a man.
Mead In India
Rohan Rehani and Nitin Vishwas with their Pune-based Moonshine Meadery are changing the way we look at drinking mead. Society chats with these young founders on selling something out of the box.
Award-winning artist Pratiksha Apurv who happens to be spiritual guru Osho’s niece, has come out with a unique coffee table book – The Mystic and Her Colours. Society reveals the artist and her book that combines her paintings and articles of spiritual nature.
The Sound Of Music
Aurelio has come a long way from Austria to Auroville, India in his journey as an internationally known sound healer. Society delves into his profession and the way it touches lives.
I Want To Be A Lambi Race Ka Ghoda
With the British TV series Beecham House, Shriya Pilgaonkar is shooting for the stars and proving herself worth of her parents’ Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar’s legacy. She speaks about working on the series with the very talented Gurinder Chadha and making it big on her own, despite being an industry kid.
She Walks In Beauty!
Actress and entrepreneur Ayesha Kapur is all of 24 but has achieved success in films and is the power behind Ayesha Accessories. With a recently launched blog, she aims to write about things that matter to her – fashion, lifestyle and more. She speaks about being an achiever.
A Piece Of History
Mallika Ahluwalia speaks about starting world’s only Partition Museum in Amritsar and writing the book Divided by Partition, United by Resilience –21 stories of those who saw the India’s darkest time yet fought hard to rebuild not just themselves but also the country.
'You Can't Live Off Your Writing In This Country' - Mita Kapur
Mita Kapur – the name should ring a bell if you are an avid reader of print media. A well-known columnist, Mita is also twice-published and is the founder of Siyahi, the pioneer of literary consultancy in India. Let’s get to know her a bit more personally, shall we?
Inside Patanjali's Business Slowdown
A company growing by more than 100% every financial year if suddenly hits a zero growth mark definitely draws attention and curiosity among consumers and analysts. Baba Ramdev's Patanjali has been hit by a similar fate. We dig find out the details.
When Sonu Sood Floored Magna...
Not only did Magna house but also people from adjacent areas went gaga as Sonu Sood stepped out of his car. Kids left their favorite shows and women left their work behind only to catch a glimpse of their Sonu.
Nawaz Has Many Traits That Are Similar To Manto - Nandita Das
After a long wait, actor-director Nandita Das is back to shake things a bit in Bollywood with her upcoming directorial venture Manto, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the titular character. This conversation with Das is as intense as it could get...
The Café With A Cause
As ICANFLYY turns one, founder-director Minu Budhia speaks to Society about the bold plunge she had taken a year back with a uniquely special café.
Playing A Hand With The Poker Queen Muskan Sethi
All-in, raise, under-the-gun, big-blind, show, fold, full-house and other new terms that I learnt in a poker game with Muskan Sethi, India’s first female professional poker player. Read on to know how I fared
Fighting The Bull By Its Horn
Puducherry’s Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi speaks to Society on her determination to correct the issues, hitting all the right points and being there for the people, while being at administrative helm in the union territory
Style is what makes one distinctive. Known for her work in Bollywood, Tollywood and reality shows, Tanishaa Mukerji is the talented daughter of acclaimed film-maker Shomu Mukherjee and actress Tanuja Samarth and also runs an NGO called Stamp. Let’s meet this fashionista with heart...
Being Expert With The Sexpert
In a freewheeling interview, acclaimed sexologist Dr Mahinder Watsa speaks about the need to talk about sex and sexuality in our country and his journey towards the right kind of fame. Society digs in more.