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    Tishani Doshi

    Busy promoting her novella, Fountainville, her version of a Welsh myth, Tishani Doshi is our woman on the move. The dancer, poet, author talks to us about her must-have travel accessories, books and gadgets that make life easier wherever she is.

    Sheen factorSheen factor
    Comfortable with Lakme black kajal for her eyes, Doshi also carries along the Forest Essentials rose lip balm and their Sandalwood and Saffron moisturiser. “They go with me everywhere,” she says. The rose lip balm (featured) is priced at Rs 495 and is available on forestessentialsindia.com
    stepitupStep it up
    Knowing a city from the street up is a must and for all you walkers, Tishani Doshi recommends Onitsuka Tigers by Asics. Made of leather with suede uppers, these sneakers come in vibrant colours. For approximately Rs 6,349 on amazon.com
    intow In tow
    “Muji is a perfect fit for me,” says the writer/dancer, who admits that her bags take a battering as she travels a lot. “I love the Japanese aesthetic, simple, stylish, and very practical to boot.” Made from ultralight polycarbonate, this hard case trolley from the brand comes with an innovative wheel brake system. For approximately Rs 14,818 on muji.eu
    Pictureperfect                       Picture perfect
    To work on captured memories, Doshi is a big fan of Snapseed, the photo editing app for Android. “I love taking photographs. Snapseed is free, and has a wide range of tools, which allows you to work on the photos, making even the most amateur efforts look intriguing.” Details: play.google.com
    kindly  Kindle select
    “I’m on a short story binge,” says Doshi, adding that the e-books on her list at the moment are The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, Etgar Keret’s Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, and Yiyun Li’s Gold Boy, Emerald Girl. Details: amazon.com
    documentfriendly                            Document friendly
    “Because I travel so much, I enshrine my passport in a beautiful Smythson passport cover, and make sure to always keep it close,” says the writer. From Smythson’s Mara Collection, this calf leather passport cover is priced at approximately Rs 13,923. Details: smythson.com
    collar                               Collar up
    “Of all the coats, the trench is my favourite,” says Doshi, and we recommend the mid-length gabardine trench coat from Burberry. With a hook fastening collar, storm flap, belt and fully lined in the brand’s signature checks, it is priced at approximately `91,303. Her style tip? “You can wear it immaculately or crumpled and it’s still elegant.” Details: net-a-porter.com
    ear                           Ear conscious
    “This is long overdue: I need the best, most efficient Bose sound cancellation headphones,” she shares. We recommend the limited edition QuietComfort 15 from the brand in a slate/brown colour combination. These lightweight, over-the-ear headphones are priced at Rs 19,013. Details: boseindia.com
    hardbound                                                                Hard bound
    “I’m quite old-fashioned when it comes to notebooks,” says Doshi, who carries a Moleskine. This 400-page 2014 planner features acid-free paper. Moleskine planners, Rs 2,000 onwards, will be at Makoba, Nungambakkam, soon. Details: 45008595
    wrapseason                           Wrap season
    “I have an ageing purple jamawar that has travelled with me for a long time.” If you’re looking for one, we suggest the collection by Varuna Anand, starting from Rs 1,00,000. Available on order at Evoluzione, KNK Road. Details: 28333627
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    “I love the elegance and messiness of ink. I have an old Waterman that I value a lot. I also like the Italian stationary store Fabriano – they make the tiniest pens in the world, a great talking point at book tours.” The Waterman Night & Day Black Laquer (featured) comes with 18kt gold nib and 18kt gold plated clip and trim. For Rs 60,000 on makoba.comsplashofgold











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