The years at ELLE taught me to focus on the seismic shifts happening in the female urban space in India. Yes, the prism was elitist but the impact was universal, felt among women everywhere. My colleagues used to tease me with the sobriquet ‘Shakti Woman’ as one of my earliest features was about the rise of women across different spheres. L’OFFICIEL was also a woman’s magazine and in addition to fashion stories, had a generous sweep of features connected to women and the arts.