It was International Day of the Girl Child yesterday and the good people behind the Gender Equality campaign for The Global Goals initiative released a video yesterday. Not only does it capture the exceptional work they’ve done in the past year but it also features a track you might recognize.
Another reminder of how girls have always shone through came in the form of this timely picture of Sarla Thakraal, India’s first female pilot.
What we’re really waiting for is the time when we neither have to campaign for girl children nor find the necessity to attach ‘female’ to every accomplishment or description. The good news is, it’s already happening.
When we last visited the Royal Enfield factory in Chennai, we met a certain Mr N Krishnan, Royal Enfield’s Head of Quality Assurance. What started off as a routine chat led to some fascinating stories about the making of the bikes. Keen to share it with the wider world – i.e you – we put a microphone on the good men in Chennai and made a mini-series that reveal the fastidious and downright finicky approach to colour, texture and other finer points. Take a look.
Our Designer-in-Chief Reshi was conspicuously absent from the office for a few days. He did mutter something about going away on a shoot to Alleppey or something. We were like, yeah, whatever. Then we saw these pictures.
He’s probably the most hated man in office right now.
Our favourite hotel has been voted World’s Best Hotel Brand for the second year in a row by readers of Travel+Leisure. It’s especially nice to see another homegrown brand compete among the best in the world and come out on top. They certainly have our vote.
You might remember Rocky the snake loving, type obsessing energizer. Or you might not. Either way, here’s an excellent interview of how his Love Mumbai installation went from a little experiment in W+K to a much loved and permanent piece of public art.