Modern day explorer Levison Wood has miles to go

Explorer is a strange term to use in the 21st century. However, it would be the best way to describe Levison Wood (who looks like he has walked straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, by the way). Rugged, charming and debonair, the best selling British author and photographer has covered stories and events around … Continue reading Modern day explorer Levison Wood has miles to go

Interview: Venezuelan street artist Garabato ARTe

I met Garabato ARTe when he was spending six months in India meshing wall art with environmental activism. The artist created a mammoth elephant sculpture from cans; one of many installations he completed. His work is a direct riposte to those who believe that art should be only about aesthetics, conveying a multitude of viewpoints … Continue reading Interview: Venezuelan street artist Garabato ARTe

How the world’s best cliff diver conquers his fear of heights

Overcoming fear is part of the job description for all the men and women who leap from up to 28 metres and reach speeds of 85km/h in the three seconds it takes to hit the water. For Gary Hunt, the sensation is even more acute, as the 31-year-old Briton admits to a deep-seated fear of … Continue reading How the world’s best cliff diver conquers his fear of heights

Meet the world’s fastest man: Fearless Felix

'Born to fly' isn't just a tattoo on Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner's right forearm; it's the maxim he lives by. In one giant leap one October, the daredevil made the highest (1,28,100 ft above the Earth) and fastest jump ever after hopping out of a capsule from the Earth's stratosphere. In doing so, he broke … Continue reading Meet the world’s fastest man: Fearless Felix

Interview: The many jobs of author Mridula Koshy

Mridula Koshy is the author of Bicycle Dreaming (Speaking Tiger), Not Only the Things That Have Happened (Harper Collins India) and of the short story collection, If It Is Sweet (Tranquebar Press and Brass Monkey Australia). The latter won the 2009 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2009 Vodafone Crossword Book Award … Continue reading Interview: The many jobs of author Mridula Koshy

Lifestyle Design Hero: Photographer Maul Gohel, MBA dropout to Fashion TV award winner

This week's Lifestyle Design Hero is award-winning fashion photographer Maul Gohel. He was chosen among 25 international fashion and advertising photographers to win top honours at the Cannes Film Festival back in 2013. Maul's story isn't very different from that of Farhan Qureshi (R Madhavan) in the film 3 Idiots, who leaves a prestigious engineering … Continue reading Lifestyle Design Hero: Photographer Maul Gohel, MBA dropout to Fashion TV award winner

Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

Next in my series of interviews with authors (read Kabul Disco creator Nicolas Wild) is famous American graphic novelist Dan Goldman. Coming to prominence as the co-creator of the dystopian graphic novel Shooting War, Dan's first notable work was nominated for an Eisner award for Best Digital Comic. Shortly afterwards he created 08: A Graphic … Continue reading Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

Author interview: Two Michelin star chef Sergi Arola

He speaks simply but directly in an irresistible Spanish accent; his athletic, heavily tattooed frame displaying all the emotions of a man doubly possessed... by music and food. Two Michelin star chef Sergi Arola started out with dreams of becoming a rock musician but eventually pulled on chef's whites and went on to conquer the … Continue reading Author interview: Two Michelin star chef Sergi Arola

Author interview: French graphic novelist Nicolas Wild

Nicolas Wild did not expect his works to be translated in English for Indian readers. "Being published in India made me very happy. I wasn't sure whether my books would be understood in another culture. Nobody wanted to publish them in the UK where they were seen as too French, too graphic, too I don't … Continue reading Author interview: French graphic novelist Nicolas Wild

FitCon bodybuilding champ has fitness advice for you

FitCon 2017 Open Class winner William Isaac went in-depth into nutrition and supplementation in my previous post. William has won 3rd place in UKBFF South Coast 2017 (the United Kingdom branch of the IFBB Bodybuilding federation), and has competed in both, Arnold Classic 2017 and EVLS Prague 2017, the world's greatest display of professional bodybuilding. … Continue reading FitCon bodybuilding champ has fitness advice for you