Beverly Pereira

Beverly Pereira

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The banker-slash-collector

The COO of IndusInd Bank, Paul Abraham, has also been a lifelong collector. Today, his vast collection of objects makes up an eclectic archive called Sarmaya.

Man's World (MW Magazine) / August 2018 / Art / [Pdf , 0 Bytes]

Women of note

This month, the tenth edition of Con Brio will shine a light on the oft-overlooked works of history’s finest female composers. We explore the lives of these path-breaking women who, despite possessing musical genius, were hardly celebrated in their time.

ON Stage by the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) Mumbai / August 2019 / Music / [Pdf , 848 KB]

Inside Qissa Ghar

A look at the the Indian Pavilion By The Busride Design Studio At Dubai Design Week 2019

Design Pataki / December 2019 / Design

The French touch

What is it about French music that makes it truly French? ON Stage speaks to conductor and composer Laurent Petitgirard and pianist Jean-Philippe Collard ahead of their performances with the Symphony Orchestra of India to find out more.

ON Stage by the NCPA Mumbai / January 2020 / Music / [Pdf , 226 KB]

Bridging the divide

The Storyteller and His Bag of Myths is Neeta Premchand's exercise in comparative mythology. Now, the SOI Chamber Orchestra and the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust will bring her books to life, portraying the confluence of cultures and the underlying sense of

ON Stage by the NCPA Mumbai / March 2019 / Art / [Pdf , 890 KB]

Existential insights

Two art shows in Mumbai take a deep dive into sensory stimulation through immersive art.

Design Pataki / October 2019 / Art

A synergic collaboration

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen brings her biomorphic designs to this natural history museum in the Netherlands

Design Pataki / September 2019 / Architecture

Insatiably curious

Whether in their work or home life, it’s all about details for Krupa Zubin and Zubin Zainuddin, the architect couple who creates personal spaces that are so inspirational you might never want to leave.

India Art n Design (IAnD) / February 2019 / Architecture

Up close and personal

With the Artie’s Festival set to return this month, we talk to the Artie’s soloists to trace the beginnings of this project and get an insight into the spectacular programming of chamber music repertoire at the 22nd edition of this biannual festival.

ON Stage by the NCPA Mumbai / November 2018 / Music / [Pdf , 938 KB]

A prince and a gentleman

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar, scion of Udaipur’s House of Mewar, has more than his fair share of duties as a prince. Besides overseeing the familyrun group of heritage hotels and dedicating himself to philanthropic causes, he is the torchbearer of a legacy that

Marwar / December 2018 / Hospitality & Business / [Pdf , 299 KB]

Ahead of the game

Serial digital entrepreneur Alok Kejriwal has a knack for engaging people and making a business out of it. MARWAR picks the brains of the observant and forward-thinking entrepreneur.

Marwar / November 2018 / Technology / [Pdf , 208 KB]

Dubai's winter wonders

The winter calendar of this emirate comes packed with an interesting line-up of activities and events suited to all tastes. Use this guide to discover the best of the city’s goings-on during the months of December and January.

Jetwings International / December 2018 / Travel / [Pdf , 596 KB]

The magic of ballets

Going to the ballet is a beloved Yuletide ritual for many. With Christmas around the corner, we bring you a guide to some of the most iconic ballets that channel the magic of the holiday season on stage.

Jetwings / December 2018 / Art / [Pdf , 864 KB]

A luminary returns

Acclaimed British conductor Martyn Brabbins is all praise for the Symphony Orchestra of India, the receptive Indian audience and the city of Mumbai. Beverly Pereira speaks to him ahead of his second appearance with the homegrown ensemble at the NCPA, Mumb

ON Stage by the NCPA Mumbai / January 2019 / Music / [Pdf , 850 KB]

Contrary, by design

The Masquespacio design studio is a study in the use of contrary yet harmonious palettes of both - colours and materials.

India Art n Design (IAnD) / July 2018 / Design

Romantic escapades

A guide to some of the best international honeymoon destinations for your first big vacation as a newly-wed couple

Travel360 by AirAsia / October 2019 / Travel / [Pdf , 431 KB]

Sacred art meets sophisticated technology

Multi-media entertainment studio Moment Factory creates a multi-sensory experience within Montreal’s grandiose Notre-Dame Basilica using sound, light and video projection-mapping.

India Art n Design (IAnD) / October 2017 / Art

An enchanting voyage

Kabir and the Silver Spoon is set in magical lands where nothing is what it seems. Brimming with liberal doses of fantasy, adventure and life lessons, the story will stay in the minds of young readers long after the book is closed.

Marwar / May 2018 / Book Reviews / [Pdf , 126 KB]

Touch wood

Wooden Street, India’s first online store for custom furniture, revolutionised the online furniture market within a few months of its launch in 2015. MARWAR talks to its CEO, Lokendra Singh Ranawat, to get an insight into his entrepreneurial journey.

Marwar / September 2018 / Design / [Pdf , 276 KB]

Two to Tango

The tango has travelled far beyond Argentina and Uruguay to find a well-respected place in the classical music canon. To trace the journey of this musical genre (and dance style) is to unearth its strong links to its place and culture.

ON Stage by the National Centre for Performing Arts NCPA) Mumbai / October 2018 / Music / [Pdf , 979 KB]

The maestro in our midst

Prominent Polish conductor Antoni Wit has striven to keep the Polish repertory alive throughout his illustrious career. We take a look at the achievements of the acclaimed conductor, ahead of his performances with the Symphony Orchestra of India.

ON Stage by the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) Mumbai / January 2018 / Music / [Pdf , 908 KB]

Get mesmerised in Goa

Good food and beautiful beaches with a swinging nightlife and rich heritage, to boot. There aren’t many destinations that offer the prerequisites of a perfect holiday quite like Goa

Vistara / July 2018 / Travel / [Jpg , 379 KB]

The Man Behind The Legend

Alexander Lazarev is spoken of in the same breath as some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra. This month, the Russian conductor will lead the SOI in a two-evening programme at the NCPA.

ON Stage by the National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA) Mumbai / September 2018 / Music / [Pdf , 828 KB]

Ways of the wild

In 'My Encounter with the Big Cat and Other Adventures in Ranthambhore', retired forest officer Daulat Singh Shaktawat takes the reader deep into the jungles, as he revisits his trysts—including a near-death experience— with its tigers

Marwar / March 2018 / Book Reviews / [Pdf , 350 KB]

Science in the art of architecture

THEVERYMANY art and architecture studio gives Mississauga an installation that is both, inspired by the region’s pine trees, and otherworldly in the emotion that it generates

India Art n Design / March 2018 / Architecture

Preserving a heritage

In a world forever changing due to rapid urbanisation, there seems to be little or no space for traditional art forms to survive. Artist Lakhi Chand Jain took it upon himself to breathe new life into the dying Rajasthani art of Mandana painting by reinven

Marwar / March 2018 / Art / [Pdf , 237 KB]

Circumambulating the history of time

Transition spaces hold poignant reflection as connecting links, as they silver-tongue India’s awe-inspiring historical narrative at the ongoing ‘India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ exhibition at the CSMVS, Mumbai

India Art n Design / January 2018 / Design

Music that moves

Sir Karl Jenkins returns to the NCPA to lead the Symphony Orchestra of India at the Indian premiere of his exciting new composition, The Universe. The celebrated Welsh composer and conductor talks to Beverly Pereira about his genre-defying classical music

ON Stage (Monthly arts magazine by the NCPA Mumbai) / October 2017 / Music / [Pdf , 809 KB]

City of many charms

Auckland is more than just a quick transit destination. Block a few days in your itinerary to explore this vibrant city that teems with natural beauty, culinary delights and adventure activities.

VFS Global / November 2017 / Travel / [Pdf , 877 KB]

Digitising the future

MVRDV highlights the design process and the inevitable impact of digital creativity in an exhibition with labyrinth-like interiors in Shenzhen…

India Art n Design / December 2017 / Architecture

12 states, 68 bus rides

Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter took a break from their jobs in 2015. The couple have since travelled the length and breadth of India, documenting their travels on The reDiscovery Project.

Spiceroute / June 2017 / Travel

Come one, come all

The Symphony Orchestra of India's resident conductor, Evgeny Bushkov, is going to reinvent the concert experience to make Western classical music an exciting, accessible and welcoming experience for new listeners

ON Stage by the NCPA / June 2017 / Art

In the Bohemian District

The old and the new collude to reveal the essence of a Puccini classic in La Boheme Revisited, the NCPA's fourth opera production with the Symphony Orchestra of India.

ON Stage by the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) Mumbai / February 2017 / Art

6 Great Indian Food Walks

What do you do when you have just a few hours to discover a new city? You ditch your run-of-the-mill itinerary and let a food specialist walk you through the city’s delicacies as you soak in its cultural and historical landmarks.

Spiceroute / November 2016 / Food

Heart and Sole

Christian Louboutin, the man behind the eponymous brand of sky-high stilettos and iconic red soles, has built a shoe empire as vast as his boundless imagination. The French designer talks about his fascination with the world of cabaret, travelling to Indi

Signe (Dubai) / December 2016 / Fashion / [Jpg , 465 KB]

The Versatile Visionary

A browse through Renzo Piano's project list proves just how versatile an architect he is. From the Centre Georges Pompidou and the New York Times building, to the Shard in London and a host of museums, the Pritzker Prize-winnign architect continues to

Signé (Dubai) / May 2015 / Architecture / [Jpg , 953 KB]

Real Men Cry

Spoken word artist Carlos Andrés Gómez is on a mission to change the way the world views the term masculinity, one tear-jerking poem at a time

The Label / November 2014

King of afrobeat

Multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti played a pivotal role in music and in post-colonial Nigeria's political upheaval

Jetwings / October 2014 / [Pdf , 101 KB]

Of Talent and Tragedy

To listen to Amy Winehouse is to experience a sense of beauty and the bereft, evident in her lifetime and the body of work she left behind

Jetwings / September 2014 / [Pdf , 94.8 KB]

Comfort in a cup

With over 40 variants of the world's most popular refreshment—from gourmet teas to Masala Chai—Tea Trails is perfect if you want your cuppa brewed right

Taj City Guide / June 2014 / [Pdf , 1.09 MB]

Q&A: Stefan Sagmeister

The award-winning graphic designer on big-breasted female astronauts being a favorite cover art motif with bands and musicians continuing to struggle to make a living

Rolling Stone India / April 2013

Review: Garmin Vivofit

A sleek wearable device that tracks all your movements and prompts you to stay active

The Label / September 2014

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