The festival of Diwali is as much about soaking in the celebratory spirit of the moment as it is about reliving the past. Guardian 20 asked these celebrities, from the fields of film, music and television, to share with us their fondest Diwali memories, and this is what they had to say.
Bollywood stars are forever in thrall to their counterparts in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. To such an extent that one can often spot divas in the Indian page-3 circuit dressed exactly like some Hollywood celebrity of their choosing. Do we call this copycat syndrome? A special report by Guardian 20.
On 15 August 2016, India will enter its 70th year as an independent, sovereign republic. In the last seven decades our country has undergone massive change on every front. We got five of our leading cultural icons in this issue to reflect upon that spirit of change which defines our nation and which makes the idea of India such a compelling one.
The main architectural challenges of our age are not so much about aesthetics and utility as they are about the environment. Green buildings are, without a doubt, the future of construction, and some of the examples featured here show that we might already be headed towards a greener tomorrow.
To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day, celebrated the world over on 8 March, Guardian 20 puts the spotlight on five of our leading women achievers, who are second-to-none in their respective fields — of film, fashion, classical dance, comedy and sports.