Just an update as I get asked this question a lot – I left Henna after creating the 1st issue, due to many reasons, mainly the health issues – travelling 22 hours a week on 4 modes of transport on a daily basis takes it’s toll on oneself. But it’s a piece of work I’m proud of, 308 pages, sat next to Vogue at Selfridges London and sold very well indeed.
I am happy to announce that I am the editor in chief of UK’s newest Asian fashion glossy magazine, Henna. Get a sneak peak of the magazine here
It is available at all good newsagents, WH Smiths, Borders and Selfridges! I’m getting a tremendous response from readers, even the guys are loving it for the i-Henna, Ambition, Timeout sections! Get it now before it sells out, as it’s a limited print run for the 1st issue of 20,000 Nationwide in the UK only!
What a journey it’s been! It all started with my birthday, the day we shook hands over cocktails and sumptuous Thai food when I agreed to join the small but talented team of creative minds. Together, we have half a century of experience collectively and we aim to show our unity in diversity. A stellar set of contributors adds to our equation.
In my opinion, Neena Kent, the publisher, couldn’t be more of an inspiration as a leader. More so, she is a phenomenal woman who embodies Henna as a magazine. Commencing in March, upon returning from India, where the boss and I enjoyed brunch and many Bollywood moments, the magazine came together. This venture sees us embark on a blazing trail and this is indeed a jam packed limited edition collector’s issue.
Indeed eventful, it doesn’t get bigger than the Big B who gave us an auspicious inauguration as a magazine. While flitting between the sets of the forthcoming Aamir Khan starrer, ‘Ghajini’, in Mumbai’s film city, catching up with AR Rahman and family in Chennai and sharing seats with the entire array of the Indian film fraternity at the Zee awards in London, it has certainly been a busy few months.
To create this issue, we shot the front cover at a top London casino, shared offices with Gurinder Chadha, Matt Damon and Poirot’s David Suchet. We also picked up and nursed a stray Asian girl in distress while having many fun moments like partying with Thara and Jay Sean at Chak 89. We chatted on the phone with Jimmy Choo and the boss was invited to the palace to have royal lunch with HRH Prince Charles.
This issue features some of the most fascinating insights into high fashion, Indian films and designers and top music, celebrity travel and lifestyle choices from around the world. While we present a beauty bible of sorts and feature many a top Asian designer, we haven’t left out new fresh talents in the equation.
Working with the likes of celebrity columnists like Karen Shenaz David (from the prequel to Scorpion King, Batman Begins and Provoked) and Kavitha Bhardwaj-Pushkarna (National award winning producer of the controversial Page 3), alongside some 1st person accounts, cheeky columns and many inspiring interviews, this issue showcases on of Bollywood’s royal families, The Bachchans and a lot of famous names who cross borders with their work.
We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you.