Pioneers

Emily Shah blends extremely well!

“Camera-ready.” That, in simplified television industry parlance, is the time-consuming process of getting hair and makeup done before facing the camera. Most request time and talent to get themselves ready. For Emily Shah, it doesn’t matter so much. When she spoke to us from her hotel room in Mumbai, it was late evening after a hectic day and had no time to get ready. The best option, she thought, would be to wear a hat. But the remedial prop obstructed the lighting, casting a shadow on her face. Thankfully she was requested to take it off, revealing delightful natural beauty, proving that some faces do not need to get camera-ready.

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NOORJEHAN BILGRAMI

NOORJEHAN BILGRAMI: THE DREAM, DREAMT BY FEW

Noorjehan Bilgrami, a national and internationally acclaimed artist, curator and educationist, has captured the soul of Pakistan through her numerous multi-disciplinary art projects. She is grounded in the traditional crafts of Pakistan, and her atelier Koel spearheaded the revival of handloom weaving, hand-block printing, and the use of natural dyes. Gallery Koel has provided a vibrant platform for new and emerging artists, and Bilgrami has curated numerous exhibitions for the gallery. She has held numerous solo shows and participated in exhibitions in Pakistan, in the U.S., Australia, Korea, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and India. She was awarded the Japan Foundation Fellowship in 2000 for a comparative study of the traditional method of indigo cultivation, processing and usage in Japan and Pakistan. 

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ARGYA SADAN IS DESIGNING THE SETS OF HOLLYWOOD

What is common to “Ms. Marvel,” HBO Max series “Winning Time: The Rise of The Lakers Dynasty,” “Don’t Worry Darling,” “Daisy Jones and The Six” and “The Killer”? Well, Argya Sadan. The production designer for all these shows recollects how she, a woman of color, found fame in Hollywood.

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NOTABLE INDIAN AND PAKISTANI FOOD INFLUENCERS

There’s no shortage of tantalizing food on social media. Alluring visuals of beautifully presented, delicious food abound on sites like Instagram, You Tube, Facebook, and Twitter. These piquant snacks, scrumptious baked goods, and mouth-watering desserts are more than just visual treats. The influencers showcasing food have an undeniable effect on our appetites, even inducing cravings! They also inspire followers to take their cooking game up a few notches.

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