Santosh Patel: We will sail like Columbus. Pi Patel: But Columbus was looking for India! – Life of Pi.
It was said of the great Jorge Selaron, Brazilian painter ceramist and creator of the eponymously named Escadaria Selarón in Brazil, that once he had finished inserting the last tile into his decorous stairwell, upon that stairwell he will lay himself to rest. He was a man of his word. This is the exact philosophy I take into my ‘models to follow on instagram’ listicles. I mentioned this to my missus. “I will not rest until I’ve promoted every model in every country on my site. It’s not enough that these ladies have beat the house in Gods casino, that they put the glitter in every mans eye, they need me to promote them. It’s my calling don’t you understand woman?”
“This is the worst calling in the history of callings,‘ she replied.
Here for your entertainment, in no discernible order, are the top 9 Indian Models to follow on Instagram.
FACT: Tamil cinema is the Tamil language film industry based in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and is a part of the cinema of India. It’s centrality to the Kodambakkam neighbourhood of Chennai has led to the industry’s nickname Kollywood, the term being a portmanteau of the words Kodambakkam and Hollywood.
Prianca is an Indian/Australian. Her hobbies are makeup, fashion and all things feminine (lipstick emoji, dress and high heel emoji). She is engaged by the looks of things but if you would like to enquire about bookings for promotions then you can email her here.
FACT: The Indian climate is strongly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar Desert, both of which drive the economically and culturally pivotal summer and winter monsoons.
‘My name is Ritika Chauhan, I’m from India and as you may have noticed I do travel a lot! By exploring new places, meeting new people, trying different cuisines, I’ve learnt to appreciate better, the art and beauty that lies in them. It definitely gave me a lot of exposure and I hope it continues to do so. I learn so much more every time I travel.‘
Nausheen Ahmed is a makeup artist/model/actor/fitness enthusiast and of course a NPC Bikini Athlete based in LA. For a collaboration you should email her here.
‘I am gender fluid and I associate myself as the two facets of being both feminine and masculine, which is why I have an undercut. I am a passionate being with big ideas and small pleasures.‘ Shruti. For more details on Shruti follow her here on Facebook, Tumblr or contact her here for collaborations.
Twinkle Gupta is London based and available for collaborations here
FACT: India contains 172 IUCN-designated threatened animal species, or 2.9% of endangered forms. These include the Asiatic lion, the Bengal tiger, the snow leopard and the Indian white-rumped vulture, which, by ingesting the carrion of diclofenac-laced cattle, nearly became extinct.
Narmada is a Cambridge graduate frenchgirl with a Bollywood touch. She is looking for artistic inspirations and a good laugh. Currently residing in Paris. Do check her website out here.
‘Hate it or love it, the underdog’s on top’. Rachna.
FACT: The Nobel Peace Prize was withdrawn in 1948. It was supposed to go to Mahatma Gandhi but his assassination resulted in the title being left unassigned as a tribute to the leader.
Lastly but not leastly Arthikka Jey. Arthikka lives in Toronto, Canada and is a dab hand at criminology.
FACT: India was exceptional when it came to hockey in the 1920s. The British were forced to withdraw from the Olympics in 1920 to avoid a probable defeat by their colony.