Nagmani

Nagmani

Nagmani is an Indian journalist whose reporting is focused on luxury fashion, arts and culture with a particular interest in human stories from war zones. His work has appeared in Arab News- the Middle East’s newspaper of record and the biggest English language daily in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Global Times China-an English-language Chinese newspaper and magazines such as Velvet Magazine Dubai, Sayidaty English, Signature Oman, Sur la terre Doha, HUCK London - a global magazine exploring the many facets of radical culture, be it surf, skate, snow, music, art, activism, pop culture, the environment and the world beyond and many more.

Show more

Latest from Nagmani

Prince Harry, Prince William, King Abdullah II of Jordan and others – which royals have served their country in the military?

For these royals, serving their country extended to a time in the armed forces, including time on active duty in some cases

9 Jul 2020 - 5:40PM

For these royals, serving their country extended to a time in the armed forces, including time on active duty in some cases

Prince Harry, Prince William, King Abdullah II of Jordan and others – which royals have served their country in the military?
How avant-garde shoe designers Masaya Kushino and Kobi Levi are turning footwear into wearable art – from the eccentric, to the otherworldly

These two designers are putting their best foot forward with shoes that stand out from the rest for their odd craftsmanship and details – and they are wearable!

25 Jun 2020 - 4:00PM

These two designers are putting their best foot forward with shoes that stand out from the rest for their odd craftsmanship and details – and they are wearable!

How avant-garde shoe designers Masaya Kushino and Kobi Levi are turning footwear into wearable art – from the eccentric, to the otherworldly
Why Meghan Markle is a fan of Ramla Ali, the Somali refugee who became the first Muslim woman to win a British boxing title

Picked by Meghan Markle to star on the cover of British Vogue, the former refugee who fled war-torn Somalia as a child has gone on to find success in the boxing ring and in front of the camera

7 Jun 2020 - 11:05AM

Picked by Meghan Markle to star on the cover of British Vogue, the former refugee who fled war-torn Somalia as a child has gone on to find success in the boxing ring and in front of the camera

Why Meghan Markle is a fan of Ramla Ali, the Somali refugee who became the first Muslim woman to win a British boxing title
How Japanese wrestler Asuka, aka Kanako Urai, became WWE Raw Women’s Champion, with a new hair colour for every fight

The fighter, who changes her hair colour for every match, is also the only woman in WWE history to have won the Money in the Bank briefcase

29 May 2020 - 2:00PM

The fighter, who changes her hair colour for every match, is also the only woman in WWE history to have won the Money in the Bank briefcase

How Japanese wrestler Asuka, aka Kanako Urai, became WWE Raw Women’s Champion, with a new hair colour for every fight
Nor Diana, Malaysia’s hijab-wearing wrestling champion with her eyes on WWE, known in the ring as Phoenix

She idolises WWE female wrestler Sasha Banks, but since she beat four men to become Malaysia Pro Wrestling Wrestlecon champion, she is fast becoming the idol for others

28 May 2020 - 2:00AM

She idolises WWE female wrestler Sasha Banks, but since she beat four men to become Malaysia Pro Wrestling Wrestlecon champion, she is fast becoming the idol for others

Nor Diana, Malaysia’s hijab-wearing wrestling champion with her eyes on WWE, known in the ring as Phoenix
3 things to know about Aseel Al-Hamad, Saudi Arabia’s first female Formula One racing driver

A ban on on women being able to drive in the kingdom, which was only lifted in 2018, did not stop this woman’s passion for cars and motorsports

28 Apr 2020 - 9:00AM

A ban on on women being able to drive in the kingdom, which was only lifted in 2018, did not stop this woman’s passion for cars and motorsports

3 things to know about Aseel Al-Hamad, Saudi Arabia’s first female Formula One racing driver
2 Filipino car designers who helped shape Mercedes-Benz and Porsche

For a country that doesn’t make cars, it may come as a surprise that these two designers have been so influential and successful

23 Apr 2020 - 10:58AM

For a country that doesn’t make cars, it may come as a surprise that these two designers have been so influential and successful

2 Filipino car designers who helped shape Mercedes-Benz and Porsche
Meet Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker and award-winning director

Saudi Arabia selected her film Wadjda for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Cate Blanchett awarded her with the IWC Filmmaker Award and she is helping to break prohibitive societal norms in the kingdom

18 Apr 2020 - 6:00PM

Saudi Arabia selected her film Wadjda for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Cate Blanchett awarded her with the IWC Filmmaker Award and she is helping to break prohibitive societal norms in the kingdom

Meet Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker and award-winning director
How Wildberries founder Tatyana Bakalchuk became the richest woman in Russia

E-commerce entrepreneur Tatyana Bakalchuk – who is proudly of Korean heritage – built a US$1.4 billion fortune from the online start-up she launched with just US$700

9 Apr 2020 - 5:23PM

E-commerce entrepreneur Tatyana Bakalchuk – who is proudly of Korean heritage – built a US$1.4 billion fortune from the online start-up she launched with just US$700

How Wildberries founder Tatyana Bakalchuk became the richest woman in Russia
Meet Raha Moharrak, the youngest Arab woman to climb Mount Everest – and who is also a luxury ambassador alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Bella Hadid

After climbing nine of the world’s most famous summits, she is an inspiration for young women the world over – and the first female Arab to represent Tag Heuer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Bella Hadid and Chris Hemsworth

1 Apr 2020 - 9:00AM

After climbing nine of the world’s most famous summits, she is an inspiration for young women the world over – and the first female Arab to represent Tag Heuer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Bella Hadid and Chris Hemsworth

Meet Raha Moharrak, the youngest Arab woman to climb Mount Everest – and who is also a luxury ambassador alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Bella Hadid
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour – 4 things to know about the supercar-loving UAE royal with a US$527 million superyacht

He turned MCFC into one of the world’s biggest sporting franchises and is funnelling money into Richard Branson’s space tourism programme Virgin Galactic

25 Feb 2020 - 2:00PM

He turned MCFC into one of the world’s biggest sporting franchises and is funnelling money into Richard Branson’s space tourism programme Virgin Galactic

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour – 4 things to know about the supercar-loving UAE royal with a US$527 million superyacht
The Middle East’s first all-female supercar club – for luxury ladies with a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Bugatti in the garage

Dubai’s Arabian Gazelles is the exclusive group for wealthy women with a Ferrari – with plans to expand to Saudi Arabia

25 Feb 2020 - 2:00AM

Dubai’s Arabian Gazelles is the exclusive group for wealthy women with a Ferrari – with plans to expand to Saudi Arabia

The Middle East’s first all-female supercar club – for luxury ladies with a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Bugatti in the garage
How painting portraits of UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan made Filipino artist Ely Caluag a hero in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Despite hailing from Southeast Asia, Caluag’s patriotic portraits of royalty have made him a national hero in his adopted home in the Middle East

24 Feb 2020 - 2:00AM

Despite hailing from Southeast Asia, Caluag’s patriotic portraits of royalty have made him a national hero in his adopted home in the Middle East

How painting portraits of UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan made Filipino artist Ely Caluag a hero in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
6 things to know about Morocco’s Prince Moulay Hassan, aged 16, who is destined for greatness

Whether it’s studying aviation, attending a climate change summit, meeting politicians and royalty or welcoming visiting Palestinian children, Prince Moulay Hassan is unfazed by it all

19 Feb 2020 - 5:41PM

Whether it’s studying aviation, attending a climate change summit, meeting politicians and royalty or welcoming visiting Palestinian children, Prince Moulay Hassan is unfazed by it all

6 things to know about Morocco’s Prince Moulay Hassan, aged 16, who is destined for greatness
6 things to know about Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi: philanthropist, arts patron – and de facto ruler of the UAE

MbZ, as he is colloquially known, is crown prince of Abu Dhabi, has a personal fortune of around US$30 billion, and enjoys close bonds with both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

17 Feb 2020 - 2:00PM

MbZ, as he is colloquially known, is crown prince of Abu Dhabi, has a personal fortune of around US$30 billion, and enjoys close bonds with both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

6 things to know about Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi: philanthropist, arts patron – and de facto ruler of the UAE
Meet Reema Juffali, Saudi Arabia’s first female racing car driver

Women were banned from driving in Saudi Arabia until 2018, but that didn’t deter Reema Juffali, who showed an interest in cars from an early age

14 Feb 2020 - 2:00PM

Women were banned from driving in Saudi Arabia until 2018, but that didn’t deter Reema Juffali, who showed an interest in cars from an early age

Meet Reema Juffali, Saudi Arabia’s first female racing car driver
Who is Qatar’s Sheikha Hanadi – and why do so many women admire her achievements?

Her estimated net worth is more than US$15 billion, she is an influential investor, multiple award winner and gives generously to charity

13 Feb 2020 - 3:00PM

Her estimated net worth is more than US$15 billion, she is an influential investor, multiple award winner and gives generously to charity

Who is Qatar’s Sheikha Hanadi – and why do so many women admire her achievements?
Meet the multimillionaire Singaporean couple who paid US$2 million for a lavish dinner – while helping Nigeria’s ‘witch children’

Proceeds from the ‘world’s most exclusive dinner’ – curated by Karan Tilani, director of World of Diamonds Group – went to a worthy cause in Nigeria

12 Feb 2020 - 6:00PM

Proceeds from the ‘world’s most exclusive dinner’ – curated by Karan Tilani, director of World of Diamonds Group – went to a worthy cause in Nigeria

Meet the multimillionaire Singaporean couple who paid US$2 million for a lavish dinner – while helping Nigeria’s ‘witch children’
4 things to know about Saudi Arabia’s Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the billionaire philanthropist who owns the Savoy in London

With a reputed net worth of more than US$18.7 billion, Al-Waleed bin Talal enjoys a lavish lifestyle, but he is believed to have given US$3.5 billion to social causes, and his Alwaleed Philanthropies empowers women and youth across the Arab world

18 Jan 2020 - 3:00PM

With a reputed net worth of more than US$18.7 billion, Al-Waleed bin Talal enjoys a lavish lifestyle, but he is believed to have given US$3.5 billion to social causes, and his Alwaleed Philanthropies empowers women and youth across the Arab world

4 things to know about Saudi Arabia’s Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the billionaire philanthropist who owns the Savoy in London
Kate Middleton is an admirer, Princess Diana inspired his latest collection – who is Malaysian shoe designer Lewré Lew?

In an exclusive interview with STYLE, the shoe couturier tells us about his Lewré Bespoke’s 520 diamond collection, which is embellished with 1,188 sparklers of 32 carats and costs US$1.2 million

14 Jan 2020 - 10:03AM

In an exclusive interview with STYLE, the shoe couturier tells us about his Lewré Bespoke’s 520 diamond collection, which is embellished with 1,188 sparklers of 32 carats and costs US$1.2 million

Kate Middleton is an admirer, Princess Diana inspired his latest collection – who is Malaysian shoe designer Lewré Lew?
Sheikh Hamdan, crown prince of Dubai – 4 things to know about the politician, philanthropist, car collector and thrill-seeking heir

He enjoys jumping from skyscrapers, and owns 1,000 horses and several gold-coloured cars – meet the next in line to be ruler of Dubai

27 Dec 2019 - 2:58AM

He enjoys jumping from skyscrapers, and owns 1,000 horses and several gold-coloured cars – meet the next in line to be ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan, crown prince of Dubai – 4 things to know about the politician, philanthropist, car collector and thrill-seeking heir
4 things you need to know about Qatar queen Sheikha Moza bint Nasser – fashion icon, Instagram star and philanthropist

She wears haute jewellery, dons Christian Louboutins and has degrees from several universities, but why is she such and internet sensation?

19 Dec 2019 - 4:44PM

She wears haute jewellery, dons Christian Louboutins and has degrees from several universities, but why is she such and internet sensation?

4 things you need to know about Qatar queen Sheikha Moza bint Nasser – fashion icon, Instagram star and philanthropist
Give way, Monique Lhuillier – Rajo Laurel and Rosenthal Tee lead Filipino fashion design into the 2020s

Following the global success of Monique Lhuillier, a new generation of Filipino designers, led by Tyra Banks’ favourite Rajo Laurel and Rosenthal Tee, are weaving a route onto the global fashion stage.

5 Dec 2019 - 5:04AM

Following the global success of Monique Lhuillier, a new generation of Filipino designers, led by Tyra Banks’ favourite Rajo Laurel and Rosenthal Tee, are weaving a route onto the global fashion stage.

Give way, Monique Lhuillier – Rajo Laurel and Rosenthal Tee lead Filipino fashion design into the 2020s
5 things to know about Money Kicks, the Dubai rich kid with the million-dollar sneaker collection, custom supercars and a private farm with 500 exotic animals

Instagram personality Money Kicks has attracted 1.6 million followers by sharing snapshots of his shiny supercars, celebrity friends and private zoo

19 Nov 2019 - 2:00PM

Instagram personality Money Kicks has attracted 1.6 million followers by sharing snapshots of his shiny supercars, celebrity friends and private zoo

5 things to know about Money Kicks, the Dubai rich kid with the million-dollar sneaker collection, custom supercars and a private farm with 500 exotic animals
Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur: 5 things to know about the Indian prince who made Jagmandir island palace the hottest wedding destination

The son of Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar is known as a keen sportsman, art collector and philanthropist

12 Nov 2019 - 4:58PM

The son of Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar is known as a keen sportsman, art collector and philanthropist

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur: 5 things to know about the Indian prince who made Jagmandir island palace the hottest wedding destination
5 things to know about India’s youngest billionaire king, Maharaja Padmanabh Singh

At 20, the king of Jaipur controls a fortune of up to US$2.8 billion and has walked the runway for luxury brands such as Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana

12 Nov 2019 - 1:28PM

At 20, the king of Jaipur controls a fortune of up to US$2.8 billion and has walked the runway for luxury brands such as Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana

5 things to know about India’s youngest billionaire king, Maharaja Padmanabh Singh
Lady Gaga loves them – but Filipino designer Kermit Tesoro’s shoes aren’t for everyone

Filipino fashion designer creates unique, funky styles using sustainable materials such as bones and resin – but his shoes may not appeal to the masses

2 Oct 2019 - 3:00PM

Filipino fashion designer creates unique, funky styles using sustainable materials such as bones and resin – but his shoes may not appeal to the masses

Lady Gaga loves them – but Filipino designer Kermit Tesoro’s shoes aren’t for everyone
Luxury brand MJZ makes just one item, and it’s a black leather jacket that costs up to US$166,000

Banking on producing just one item of clothing, ultra luxury brand MJZ has designed an elegant and sophisticated jacket to suit the tastes of the super wealthy

22 Sep 2019 - 4:00PM

Banking on producing just one item of clothing, ultra luxury brand MJZ has designed an elegant and sophisticated jacket to suit the tastes of the super wealthy

Luxury brand MJZ makes just one item, and it’s a black leather jacket that costs up to US$166,000