What Elle India’s editors are obsessing over right now
Anthony Bourdain fan fiction, Maati Baani's new song and more
From Eina Ahluwalia’s layered necklaces to swooning over Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy in Peaky Blinders, here’s all that’s trending at the ELLE India office right now.
Maati Baani: The first song from Ru Ba Ru, the indie band's new series of live performances, is fun to sway to. Tum Jo Mile features Australian musician Linsey Pollak play a paper clarinet and a stool flute (yes, it's literally a chair).
Feminist Rani: To be launched next week, Meghna Pant and Shaili Chopra's book, Feminist Rani, is a compilation of interviews with some kick-ass personalities like Aditi Mittal, Kalki Koechlin, Tanmay Bhatt and more. I can't wait to read what these opinion leaders have to say about women's empowerment in today's context.
Peaky Blinders: I’ve succumbed to the stereotype of the sexy bad boy, and they don’t get sexier — or badder — than Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy on this Netflix show. The swish tailoring doesn't hurt either.
Astavakrasana: I’ve challenged myself to master a few complex yoga poses before my 30th birthday (in 14 days) and the eight angle pose is my current Mount Everest.
Layered necklaces: I love accessorising, especially with gold jewellery. And this set of layered necklaces from Eina Ahluwalia is just what I need RN. Did you see how Khushi Kapoor pulled off the layered necklace trend?
Picture courtesy: @einaahluwalia/Instagram
No Reservations: Narnia: Fan fiction isn't always bad. After the outpourings of grief at the death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain began to ebb, and the praise and dedication took centre stage again, this little gem called No Reservations: Narnia came back into focus. It's a delightful mash-up of Bourdain's characteristic voice and CS Lewis's magical world, written by Edonohana, a nom de plume of author Rachel Manija Brown. If you love food, as well as all things make-believe, this is one you're going to want to add to your weekend reading list.
Ware Innovations: They may look simplistic, but Yogita Agrawal's minimal ceramic cups and mugs deserve a spot on the mantel.
Caliphate: The compelling podcast by Rukmini Callimachi (a New York Times journalist) does an in-depth investigation of the Islamic State over 10 episodes. This includes an interview with a returned ISIS recruit
freddy_birdy's instagram account: Anyone who digs satire will love his posts... my go-to daily dose of humour!