When my mother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, I knew it was a difficult thing for her to hear. But over time I watched her start to listen. She learned to look out for herself first. She made getting better her priority. A sentiment @iamsonalibendre reiterates. But there is another gift I received. I also learned to listen. To my mother, most importantly. I had left home in my 20s in anger and with impatience. I allowed myself to return. It is important to move forward. It is a celebration of life. An expression of being alive. I can’t think of a nicer way to start Bazaar’s 11th year in India. To life. And to living. @bazaarindia
Posted at: 2019-04-03 17:19:05
MY FAVOURITE MEMORIES OF MY MOTHER ARE BITTERSWEET. I remember her shaking her booty to MTV Grind, as though the line ‘dance like no one is watching’ was written just for her. I remember her joy over a multi-coloured pedicure—each nail a bright and shiny shade.
In the first instance, we were in hospital, and she was getting yet another round of chemotherapy. And in the next, she was choosing to focus on the rainbow at her feet instead of the grim prognosis that her cancer was spreading.
The April issue of Bazaar is personal. Deeply personal.
In our cover story with Sonali Bendre,writer Sanjukta Sharma starts the feature with a line that is heartbreakingly beautiful: “Cancer’s most terrifying burden, its unpredictability, is often also a gift.” @bazaarindia@sanjuktasharma
Posted at: 2019-03-26 12:44:29
#bazaartenonten: Every story, every idea is an iteration of an amazingly talented team. Young, bright, and outspoken, they question everything. And always have. Because the greatest challenges come from within, they lay down new boundaries and then push them to the limit. Bazaar’s everyday inspiration comes from my brilliant colleagues. Happy birthday @bazaarindia