Harper's Bazaar (India) - - BAZAAR -

ANITA ROY is se­nior com­mis­sion­ing ed­i­tor for Young Zubaan, a fem­i­nist pub­lish­ing house in Delhi. She writes about one of the world’s best known fem­i­nists, Glo­ria Steinem in ‘A Women’s Woman’ (pg 170 ).

What were you like at five? Des­per­ate to be read­ing books as well as my twin broth­ers who were big, grown-up seven-year-olds. Who’s on your A-List? Ella Fitzger­ald for her mag­nif­i­cent voice. What’s your se­cret past? I was rub­bish at the vi­o­lin, but wanted to be in the school orches­tra, so played with the bow just off the strings. Shame­ful! Au­thor FA­TIMA BHUTTO needs lit­tle in­tro­duc­tion. First pub­lished at the age of 15, she has gone on to write the nov­els The Shadow of the Cres­cent Moon and Songs of Blood and Sword. She writes about be­ing afraid in ‘The Hand­book of Fear’ (pg 172). What were you like at five? A book­worm. What’s your se­cret past? I have long been, and hope to al­ways be, an in­suf­fer­able op­ti­mist. In his sec­ond Bazaar an­niver­sary is­sue, pho­tog­ra­pher VIKRAM PATHAK cap­tures fash­ion’s finest as they take ‘Sheer’ back­stage (pg 256). Who’s on your A-List? Alexan­der McQueen is still on the top of my list. What’s your se­cret past? I legally grew 12 plants of med­i­cal-grade cannabis in my gar­den in Hollywood for 10 years. A new-me­dia artist, NAN­DITA KU­MAR spe­cialises in creat­ing im­mer­sive en­vi­ron­men­tal spa­ces. This is­sue, she cre­ates the pris­tine, chaotic en­vi­rons of story ‘The Moët the Mer­rier’ (pg 206).

What were you like at five? A tomboy, play­ing foot­ball, sail­ing with my dad, look­ing for se­cret trea­sures, and build­ing sand cas­tles.

Who’s on your A-List? Czech film­maker Jan Švankma­jer, sound artists Alva Noto and Ry­oji Ikeda, art direc­tor Tim Woodring, and science fic­tion au­thor Frank Her­bert.

The ed­i­tor of, a dig­i­tal news daily, NARESH FER­NAN­DES is also the au­thor of the book, Taj Ma­hal Fox­trot. He writes about con­ser­va­tion ar­chi­tect Abha Narain Lam­bah in ‘One Woman Army’ (pg 182).

What were you like when you were five? Small. Who’s on your A-List? Aakar, Aarefa, Aaron, and Aarti.

What’s your se­cret past? I used to be a rock climber but now my stom­ach sticks out too far for me to be able to get close enough to a cliff to scale it. Thai pho­tog­ra­pher SI­VAKORN CHOTANAKARN­SATIT cap­tures the coun­try’s up­com­ing de­sign­ers in ‘Fash­ion’s New Tribes’ (pg 68) and the pi­o­neers in ‘Shirts Du Jour’ (pg 274). Who’s on your A-List? Asian ac­tress Mag­gie Che­ung. What’s your se­cret past? My school­mates al­ways called me ‘Ducky’ be­cause of my fam­ily busi­ness—a grilled-duck restau­rant.







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