Dialogues

3 Minutes with Malini Agarwal

3 Minutes with Malini Agarwal

Having had quite a few successful career stints, what sparked your interest in creating Miss Malini at a time when the digital space only had a few takers?To be honest, when I started MissMalini, blogging wasn't even a "thing" so I did it for the love of writing and having a space of my own to express myself. Over the years it has evolved into a mutli-media, multi-platform enterprise and when I look back I realise that every career I ever had was actually preparing me for it! From learning team work as a back up dancer, to all the...


3 Minutes With Adhuna Bhabani

Marika Baptista

Tags adhuna, bblunt, blog, conversations, dialogues, hairstyling, inspirational, maverick

3 Minutes With Adhuna Bhabani

You had a relatively early start to your career at the age of 17. How did your growing up years in the UK influence your decision to pursue hair styling? My mother has always been very particular about her hair, I would go to the salon with her to watch her when she was getting her hair done. That was my introduction to this curious and creative world of salon and hair dressing. Once I got the flavour of it, I actually found that I had the affinity for it and started to work in salons on weekends and school...


3 Minutes with Nimish Shah

Marika Baptista

Tags blog, conversations, designer, dialogues, fashion, nimish shah, shift, sustainability

3 Minutes with Nimish Shah

What/Who inspired you to pursue design, particularly fashion? ​Fashion Imagery & luxury retail - the art with what they sell unique designs. I have loved brands like Patagonia, Stella McCartney, Acne, APC, V&A Museum - the way they communicate design as a holistic lifestyle and not just a product. How did your international work experience in fashion influence your design philosophy? ​It streamlined thought process, allowed me to edit better and evoke modestly in design & design practice.​Was it a conscious decision to veer towards ethical fashion and sustainability in design? How challenging has it been to consistently champion this...


3 Minutes with Xerxes Baria

Marika Baptista

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3 Minutes with Xerxes Baria

What do you do for a living and is this your primary vocation?I live for a living (Which is the easiest and most difficult part). I'm also a Creative Director (art) in advertising and design communication.Why do you feel you got attracted towards graphic design compared to other sub-sects of design? To answer the first part of your question:I was always attracted to graphics. For example, I was inexplicably drawn to an image of Anne Bancroft's bare leg stopping Dustin Hoffman in his path on the album cover of The Graduate. I must have been 3 years old. I was too...


3 Minutes with Pinakin Patel

Marika Baptista

3 Minutes with Pinakin Patel

What sparked your interest in design (particularly architecture), considering you had chosen to acquire a degree in Chemistry?I had a creative bent of mind but I couldn't articulate it. Also Chemistry seemed more macho! But within a couple of years I gave up my Chemical Business and began making things that I needed in my own home. A small shop followed. The arrangement of accessories around furniture got me interior offers. In a span of five years from the shift I was also made an architect when we had to add some space to an existing interior assignment. People have...

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