Tell Us, Who Are Some of the Most Creative People According to You?

(From left to right) Designer David Abraham, Managing Director & Creative Director of Chanakya International and the Chanakya School of Craft, co-founder of Moonray and JADE by Monica and Karishma, Karishma Swali, puppeteer Avinash Kumar, designer Rakesh Thakore, and Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi.

The Word.: Who are some of the most creative people, according to you?

Rakesh Thakore: “Designers Issey Miyake, Jurgen Lehl, Dries van Noten, artist and painter Georgia O’Keeffe, and architect Geoffrey Bawa, to name a few…”

David Abraham: “The hundreds of craftspeople who dye, spin, print, weave, cut, stitch, and embroider our ideas into reality.”

Karishma Swali: “My father, Vinod Shah, who established
Chanakya in 1984 is my creative role model. Also, Maria Grazia Chiuri [Creative Director of Christian Dior], who has been my beloved friend and mentor for over 25 years.”

Manjari Chaturvedi: “I would have to say [designer and filmmaker] Muzaffar Ali—he is creative in cinema, in music, in art, in painting, in fashion, in poetry, in leather accessories, in rugs, in designing homes…the list is endless.”

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For the inaugural issue, The Word. celebrates India’s creative spirit through what might be the world’s most ambitious cover series. Featuring 139 coverstars…powerhouses from the fields of art, film, fashion, food, music, content creation, and more, India Creative Inc. honours the talents leading the country’s creative order.

This cover series features idea-shapers and game-changers, photographed against an endless table that represents not just the boundless power of creativity, but also the infinite potential of collaboration and inclusivity.

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