Author: Alisha Patel

A Bombay-born writer, Alisha Patel has travelled the world in quest of all she dreams to write about - people, places, culture, food and design. After working at Assouline Publishing in New York City, and living in Bologna, Italy, she returned to a rapidly-changing Mumbai in 2006. Since then she has freelanced for various publications including Vogue and Elle Decor, and has also completed a course at the London School of Journalism.

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6 best Mumbai yoga studios

6 best Mumbai yoga studios

It's not just celebrity endorsements that make Mumbai's trendiest new yoga studios so hip
Bal Thackeray's fashion designer, in the house

Bal Thackeray's fashion designer, in the house

With Bollywood legends and powerful politicians on his books, Madhav Agasti might be the most important Indian fashion designer you've never heard of
Mera Doctor: Dial-a-doc in Mumbai

Mera Doctor: Dial-a-doc in Mumbai

Young Mumbaikar Dr. Ajay Nair's new service allows locals, travelers and every Indian for that matter, to pick up the phone for primary health care
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