• At Home With… Mira Nair

    At Home With… Mira Nair

    At Home With… Mira Nair   This incredibly special conversation with Mira Nair warms our hearts as we enter the year’s final, cooler quarter. A filmmaker who needs little introduction, we were fortunate to catch her at home, during what would have otherwise been a busy time for her.  On the tail end of wrapping up A Suitable Boy – the television drama miniseries she...
  • Night Owl Or Early Bird?

    Night Owl Or Early Bird?

    Night Owl Or Early Bird?   Ever wondered at what time of day you hit your stride? Or felt - that despite efforts to rise and shine - your best ideas come to you after sunset? With our circadian rhythms adjusting to working from home, it might help to give some thought to your natural patterns of productivity. Daniel H. Pink, author of When:...
  • At Home With… Ruchika Sachdeva

    At Home With… Ruchika Sachdeva

    At Home With… Ruchika Sachdeva   For young role models who breeze through life at a comfortable and confident pace, there are few quite like Ruchika Sachdeva. As Founder of Bodice, the womenswear label that got her listed on Business of Fashion (BOF 500) and won the prestigious International Woolmark Prize in 2018, her achievements are extraordinary.  Yet, it is her demeanor of serenity and strength...
  • In Search of Sunshine

    In Search of Sunshine

    In Search of Sunshine A fact we always knew, but have felt with certainty this year, is the value of sunshine in our days. Eternal source of energy through warmth, light and life, we’ve equally come to appreciate its role as clock and truth teller, indicating when it’s time to unwind, rest and recover. Little wonder that sunlight has inspired everything from art and...
  • In Bed With... Rahul Khanna

    In Bed With... Rahul Khanna

    In Bed With… Rahul Khanna   Rahul Khanna needs little introduction, and yet, his self-descriptor ‘Boutique Bollywood Actor’ tells only half the story. Distinguished sensibilities - thespian, sartorial, humanitarian - fill in the sketch, rendering him a sought-after candidate for this series. Below, with equal parts wit and candour, he is eloquent about bedroom habits and the extended time at home:    What does life feel...
  • An Ode To Monsoon

    An Ode To Monsoon

    An Ode to Monsoon The term ‘Monsoon’ was first used in English in British India and neighbouring countries to refer to the big seasonal winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, bringing heavy rainfall to the area.  Today, it’s come to symbolize much more: a blessing, of course for fertility and cultivation, but equally a sensation that embraces daydreams, clarifies a mood,...
  • At Home With… Radhika Chopra

    At Home With… Radhika Chopra

    At Home With… Radhika Chopra   It’s been our pleasure connecting with Radhika Chopra, of No. 3 Clive Road, whose hand blended teas and bespoke accessories offer a rarefied experience, for precious moments of solitude or while entertaining at home. Her aesthetic sensibility also manifests in a role of advocacy at The Foundation For Indian Contemporary Art (FICA). Subtle, refined and utterly natural, Radhika adds...
  • A Meditative Guide to Your Subconscious

    A Meditative Guide to Your Subconscious

    A Meditative Guide to Your Subconscious    Arpita Bhandari is a Design Energist, Life Strategist and founder of Arpita B Design Studio. A certified Theta Healing practitioner, this modality was instrumental in helping her discover herself through real life challenges.  Below, she elaborates on her gift of activating emotions, feelings and intuition through guided meditations, and shares a daily mantra for us to try:...
  • At Home With… Akanksha Himatsingka

    At Home With… Akanksha Himatsingka

    At Home With… Akanksha Himatsingka   With much unpredictability in our present due to COVID-19, the looming question is whether life – as we know it – has irrevocably changed. Needless to say, we must evolve; a practice close to our hearts and intentions at Himêya. For those of us with the privilege, home has been a centering force. Here, Akanksha Himatsingka, Himêya’s Founder...
  • At Home With… Rina Singh

    At Home With… Rina Singh

    As we adjust to the challenges of life during a pandemic, being in touch with dear friends is paramount.   Rina Singh – the creative force behind Eka, an apparel label drawn to natural fibers and traditional techniques — collaborated with us last year on Himêya’s launch collection.
  • 5 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries

    5 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries

    5 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries This March, we’ve rounded up five documentaries that made us sit up and take notice. From mindfulness to sustainability – these thought-provoking films share insight into important issues of our time. So get into your pajamas, and turn tonight’s binge into a moment of inspiration: 01. Brene Brown: The Call to Courage  In this soul-stirring documentary, Brene Brown leverages the power...
  • In Bed With… Annika Fernando

    In Bed With… Annika Fernando

    In Bed With… Annika Fernando This month, we veer off India’s coastline to catch up with the lovely Annika Fernando, a multifaceted designer-entrepreneur from Colombo. One of Sri Lanka’s most sought after interior designers, she’s also the founder of concept store PR, and a director at the iconic Paradise Road Group of Companies:   What keeps you awake at night?A busy mind planning. Occasionally, my husband’s snoring and our...
  • Esther Perel’s Guide to Happy Relationships

    Esther Perel’s Guide to Happy Relationships

    Esther Perel’s Guide to Happy Relationships   This Valentine’s Day we’re focusing less on chocolates and roses, and instead, examining what makes relationships special – with our partners, and (perhaps more importantly) ourselves.    Esther Perel, renowned relationship psychologist, author and therapist, firmly believes that “the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives”. We love her suggestions on how to create meaningful...
  • In Bed With… Samyukta Nair & Pooja Dhingra

    In Bed With… Samyukta Nair & Pooja Dhingra

    In Bed With… Samyukta Nair & Pooja Dhingra   January has us intimate with two powerful entrepreneurs… who happen to be great friends!  Samyukta Nair’s upbringing in hospitality has prepared her well. She forges her own path with sleepwear label, Dandelion, a concept store in Mumbai called Clove, and London restaurants Jamavar and Bombay Bustle. Pooja Dhingra, Founder and Head Chef of cult patisserie and cafe, Le15, has built a mini empire...
  • New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

    New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

    New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping It’s those first sparkling days of the New Year, and our hearts are full with the endless possibilities that come with this fresh start. The turning of a New Year is a time to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how much we have yet to achieve. If you’re like us, you’ve probably set multiple resolutions over the...
  • In Bed With… Prateek Jain & Gautam Seth

    In Bed With… Prateek Jain & Gautam Seth

    In Bed With… Prateek Jain & Gautam Seth  Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth are the creative forces behind Klove: a Delhi-based boutique luxury practice that specialises in custom lighting solutions. We enjoyed being let in to their gorgeous 4,000 sq. ft home-studio which reflects their deep knowledge of light, form and space:  What gets you out of bed every morning?Prateek: We’re morning people. I wake...
  • The Year That Was: To 2019, With Love!

    The Year That Was: To 2019, With Love!

    The Year That Was: To 2019, With Love! Eventful to say the least, this year has been about burning the midnight oil towards a vision for Himêya and trusting the process along the way. It’s been a worthwhile challenge of finding a fulfilling balance between work and play. 
  • In Bed With… Vinita Chaitanya

    In Bed With… Vinita Chaitanya

    In Bed With… Vinita Chaitanya   Interior designer Vinita Chaitanya’s impeccable taste lends her the ability to transform any space. It’s only natural that her Bangalore residence and holiday home in Coorg have an unmistakable warmth and character that feed off her infectious energy.  At her home in the city, Vinita talks sleep, the pleasures of slow living on her estate and more: Your relationship...
  • An Ode to Fall

    An Ode to Fall

    An Ode to Fall The leaves are turning, and there’s a nip in the air. With the arrival of fall comes the feeling of change: a gradual transition into winter and the close of another year. Shorter days and longer nights, for us, means time for introspection and rest in between social markers of the season. Yet, like for many a poet, artist and...
  • In Bed With… Tishani Doshi

    In Bed With… Tishani Doshi

    In Bed With… Tishani Doshi  Poet, novelist and dancer Tishani Doshi’s home in the fisherman’s village of Paramankeni has a mythical quality. With the Bay of Bengal on view from every room, it is filled with natural light, birdsong and the bark of her three dogs – Bagheera, Buggy and Zelda.  Serving often as a haven for writers, the atmosphere invites an unhurried pace...
  • Keeping it Together: A Guide for Modern Times

    Keeping it Together: A Guide for Modern Times

    Keeping it Together: A Guide for Modern Times   “Only you know when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together, and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is – working with it rather than struggling against it.”  These words of Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron have tided us over many a rollercoaster moment....
  • In Bed With… Kaneez Surka

    In Bed With… Kaneez Surka

    In Bed With… Kaneez Surka Kaneez Surka has been changing the face of Indian comedy, specifically improv, since her arrival on the scene a decade ago. An active mind, constantly editing and creating new material, feeds her vivacious personality.  Off stage, in her Bandra bedroom, the noise fades and she is most at ease. She lets us in, describing Pancake Sundays, deep sleep and...
  • Bedroom Magic: The Mindful Mix & Match

    Bedroom Magic: The Mindful Mix & Match

    Bedroom Magic: The Mindful Mix & Match Amidst brimful schedules, home is the sanctuary we can’t wait to return to. We look to our bedrooms as a space for solitude and rejuvenation, and the bed, an invitation to rest and dream. Minimalist, maximalist or something in between? We’ve decided to embrace dualities within our aesthetic preferences, underscored always with utility as priority. Enjoy our...
  • In Bed With… Ashiesh Shah

    In Bed With… Ashiesh Shah

    In Bed With… Ashiesh Shah Ashiesh Shah has a talent for making interior design and architecture appear effortless. His home is every indication: of his taste that spans centuries and continents and a love for geometry, materiality and the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy.  Despite being one of India’s biggest names in his field, Ashiesh strikes a balance in his personal life that appeals equally.
  • Tame Your Wandering Mind

    Tame Your Wandering Mind

    Tame Your Wandering Mind   Like a dog trying to catch his own tail, we’re all guilty of coming in the way of our own progress sometimes. Often, this is because we’re mired with stress or chasing one thought after another without pause for clarity. What we forget is that there are simple techniques available to improve our concentration, and strengthen our minds. Here are...
  • In Bed With… Zoya Akhtar

    In Bed With… Zoya Akhtar

    In Bed With… Zoya Akhtar Between the successes of Gully Boy and Made in Heaven, it’s been a busy and exciting year for film director and screenwriter Zoya Akhtar. With a career that requires her to regularly harness creative energy – her own and that of those she works with – how does she stay centred? Below, she chats with Himêya about self care, pet peeves, and...
  • The Unexpected Joys of Bathing

    The Unexpected Joys of Bathing

    The Unexpected Joys of Bathing The bathroom is a personal space, one that has the possibility of offering more value to your life and day (other than being clean, that is). It’s a place to wash away your troubles, and soothe the senses. To help you make bathing a source of daily pleasure and self care, below are some thoughts on making the most...
  • Composer Jeevan Antony talks Sounds of Himêya

    Composer Jeevan Antony talks Sounds of Himêya

    Composer Jeevan Antony talks Sounds of Himêya   Jeevan Antony is a Bangalore-based songwriter and producer, best known for his dreamy shoegaze band, Madràs. His introspective music made him our first choice for creating a soundtrack for Himêya. Below, he talks to us about Sounds of Himêya (SOH): a soundtrack crafted for rest, and an aid to meditation and dreaming.  
  • In Bed With… Gayatri Rangachari Shah

    In Bed With… Gayatri Rangachari Shah

    In Bed With… Gayatri Rangachari Shah  Having grown up amidst ‘Type A’ notions that glorified sleep deprivation, Gayatri Rangachari Shah is now clear about addressing stress and balance head on. We enjoyed her self-assured views and useful recommendations. Shah is a contributing writer and columnist to publications such as The Hindu, Vogue India, Architectural Digest and India Head at Tina Brown Live Media, which...
  • In Bed With… Dhruv Sehgal

    In Bed With… Dhruv Sehgal

    In Bed With… Dhruv Sehgal  For actor-writer-director Dhruv Sehgal, restful sleep and a decluttered mind is an ongoing challenge. From his early career days working on independent films and web series’ at Dice Media to his current gig as the perfect Indian boyfriend in Netflix’s Little Things, the 28-year-old has found ways to deal with stress along the way. At Himêya, we’re inspired by young talent like Dhruv,...
  • #SelfCare with Eve Thomas & Brie Code

    #SelfCare with Eve Thomas & Brie Code

    #SelfCare with Eve Thomas & Brie Code   #SelfCare, an interactive app that combines game theory and wellness, has our attention – commendable, given the plethora of wellness apps in the running today. Its creators, Eve Thomas and Brie Code, while mindful of the dangers of infinite scroll addiction, are confident of its promise: rest, recharge and realignment. Brie is the developer, and founder...
  • In Bed With… Elton J Fernandez

    In Bed With… Elton J Fernandez

    In Bed With… Elton J Fernandez  Between running India’s first YouTube beauty channel and a profession as hair / makeup artist for high profile clientele, Elton J Fernandez gets his fair share of sleep and sunlight – two essentials for survival in his line of work. His cozy Mumbai apartment is his refuge, especially at night when he unwinds by filing his nails or preparing for...
  • Sounds of Himêya – Volume I

    Sounds of Himêya – Volume I

    Sounds of Himêya – Volume I An original soundtrack: to sleep, live and be better. Listen/Buy Spotify Apple Music iTunes Arise Sweet sunlight, morning freshness. Spirits lifted. Preview Composed by Jeevan Antony Vocals, Synthesizer, Bells, Bass Jeevan Antony Cloudless Water flows amidst clear skies.An uncluttered mind connects to a heart filled with song. Preview Vocals, Strings, Bass, Synthesizer Jeevan Antony Piano, Bells Mathew Antony...
  • In Bed With… Kiran Rao

    In Bed With… Kiran Rao

    In Bed With… Kiran Rao Kiran Rao is admirable for many reasons. As an independent filmmaker, producer and storyteller, she questions the status quo; in her personal life, she embraces her role as mother to Azad and wife to Aamir Khan. Our fascination, not in the least, is with how she makes it all seem effortless. As she lazes about in her Bandra home,...
  • A Lived-in Bed: Comfortable & No Fuss

    A Lived-in Bed: Comfortable & No Fuss

    A Lived-in Bed: Comfortable & No Fuss Statistically, humans spend a third of their lives in bed. On average, that is nearly 26 years of one’s life. Naturally, the bedroom plays a big role in how we prioritise rest and sleep. Research and personal experience shows that when one wakes up refreshed and relaxed after a good night’s sleep, the day is already off...
  • Hot Baths Across the World

    Hot Baths Across the World

    Hot baths across the world For centuries, water has been seen as the elixir of life, and used in numerous therapies to rid the body and mind of ailments. References to the primordial connection between water and spirituality have existed since time itself. Across the world, the belief in holy water and sacred springs continues to hold sway. Reasons to take a dip vary...
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