• 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
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