The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India by Siddhartha Deb

The Beautiful and the Damned examines India’s many  contradictions through various individual and extraordinary  perspectives. With lyrical and commanding prose, Deb introduces the  reader to an unforgettable group of Indians, including a Gatsby-like  mogul in Delhi whose hobby is producing big-budget gangster films that  no one sees; a wiry, dusty farmer named Gopeti whose village is plagued  by suicides and was the epicenter of a riot; and a sad-eyed waitress  named Esther who has set aside her dual degrees in biochemistry and  botany to serve Coca-Cola to arms dealers at an upscale hotel called  Shangri La. Like no other writer, Deb humanizes the  post-globalization experience—its advantages, failures, and absurdities.  India is a country where you take a nap and someone has stolen your  job, where you buy a BMW but still have to idle for cows crossing your  path. A personal, narrative work of journalism and cultural analysis in  the same vein as Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family and V. S. Naipaul’s India series, The Beautiful and the Damned is an important and incisive new work.
Amazon.com: The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India (9780865478626): Siddhartha Deb: Books

The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India by Siddhartha Deb – review | Books | The Guardian
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The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India by Siddhartha Deb

The Beautiful and the Damned examines India’s many contradictions through various individual and extraordinary perspectives. With lyrical and commanding prose, Deb introduces the reader to an unforgettable group of Indians, including a Gatsby-like mogul in Delhi whose hobby is producing big-budget gangster films that no one sees; a wiry, dusty farmer named Gopeti whose village is plagued by suicides and was the epicenter of a riot; and a sad-eyed waitress named Esther who has set aside her dual degrees in biochemistry and botany to serve Coca-Cola to arms dealers at an upscale hotel called Shangri La.

Like no other writer, Deb humanizes the post-globalization experience—its advantages, failures, and absurdities. India is a country where you take a nap and someone has stolen your job, where you buy a BMW but still have to idle for cows crossing your path. A personal, narrative work of journalism and cultural analysis in the same vein as Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family and V. S. Naipaul’s India series, The Beautiful and the Damned is an important and incisive new work.

Amazon.com: The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India (9780865478626): Siddhartha Deb: Books

The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India by Siddhartha Deb – review | Books | The Guardian

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"Chinese Designers Contribute to Fashion’s Night Out" Vogue China, October 2011 photographer: Stockton Johnson Xiao Wen
Xiao Wen by Stockton Johnson for Vogue China October 2011

"Chinese Designers Contribute to Fashion’s Night Out"
Vogue China, October 2011 
photographer: Stockton Johnson
Xiao Wen

Xiao Wen by Stockton Johnson for Vogue China October 2011

naming my first born after the Nina Dobrev dress

Nina Dobrev dress Sebastian

“The Third Mind”
ManiaMania, Spring Summer 2012 campaign video
director: Elle Muliarchyk
Abbey Lee Kershaw

"The Third Mind"  ManiaMania, Spring Summer 2012 campaign  photographer: Elle Muliarchyk  Abbey Lee Kershaw
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S ‘11 ‘12 
Abbey Lee Kershaw for ManiaMania “The Third Mind” Campaign

"The Third Mind"
ManiaMania, Spring Summer 2012 campaign
photographer: Elle Muliarchyk
Abbey Lee Kershaw

Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S ‘11 ‘12 

Abbey Lee Kershaw for ManiaMania “The Third Mind” Campaign

"The Third Mind"  ManiaMania, Spring Summer 2012 campaign  photographer: Elle Muliarchyk  Abbey Lee Kershaw
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S ‘11 ‘12 
Abbey Lee Kershaw for ManiaMania “The Third Mind” Campaign

"The Third Mind"
ManiaMania, Spring Summer 2012 campaign
photographer: Elle Muliarchyk
Abbey Lee Kershaw

Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S ‘11 ‘12 

Abbey Lee Kershaw for ManiaMania “The Third Mind” Campaign

"The Third Mind"  ManiaMania, Spring Summer 2012 campaign  photographer: Elle Muliarchyk  Abbey Lee Kershaw
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S ‘11 ‘12 
Abbey Lee Kershaw for ManiaMania “The Third Mind” Campaign

"The Third Mind"
ManiaMania, Spring Summer 2012 campaign
photographer: Elle Muliarchyk
Abbey Lee Kershaw

Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S ‘11 ‘12 

Abbey Lee Kershaw for ManiaMania “The Third Mind” Campaign

"The Third Mind" ManiaMania, Spring Summer 2012 campaign photographer: Elle Muliarchyk Abbey Lee Kershaw
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S ‘11 ‘12 
Abbey Lee Kershaw for ManiaMania “The Third Mind” Campaign

"The Third Mind"
ManiaMania, Spring Summer 2012 campaign
photographer: Elle Muliarchyk
Abbey Lee Kershaw

Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S ‘11 ‘12 

Abbey Lee Kershaw for ManiaMania “The Third Mind” Campaign

Eileen Fisher, Mandarin Collar Boxy Shirt in Silk Crepe de Chine
gray hair haircrush

Eileen Fisher, Mandarin Collar Boxy Shirt in Silk Crepe de Chine

gray hair haircrush

"Herbstzeitlos (Timeless Autumn)"  Vogue Deutsch, September 2011 photographer: Lachlan Bailey Mirte Maas
Mirte Maas by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue Germany September 2011

"Herbstzeitlos (Timeless Autumn)"
Vogue Deutsch, September 2011 
photographer: Lachlan Bailey
Mirte Maas

Mirte Maas by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue Germany September 2011

Have you ever seen Jon Hamm and Fabio together? Same place, same time?
I didn’t think so.
Behold Jon Hamm’s Alarming Celebrity Dopplegänger — Vulture
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Have you ever seen Jon Hamm and Fabio together? Same place, same time?

I didn’t think so.

Behold Jon Hamm’s Alarming Celebrity Dopplegänger — Vulture

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