Icon is a monthly arts series that promises viewers a journey into the worlds of visual arts, architecture, literature, music, photography, dance, opera, fashion and design, accompanied by interviews with their innovators and influencers as diverse as I.M. Pei, Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock.
Over the past few months, Monita Rajpal and the "Art of Life" team have been taking viewers to some of the world's most exclusive and exciting locations. As well as masquerading at the Venice carnival and soaking up the atmosphere in Cuba they have covered subjects as diverse as luxury investing and ethical consumerism.
Designer, Tom Ford is one of the most talked about men in fashion. He is considered a showman by some and the appetite for information about his personal life and business ventures is seemingly endless. But, underneath it all, he claims he is quite shy. Monita Rajpal talks to him in an exclusive interview at his London home.
From your own slice of paradise to your own thoroughbred, this month on Art of Life we explore the best way to invest your money. Whether it is cars, racehorses or your own private island, we tell you how to channel your money into less traditional investments.
Shopping is big business throughout the globe, but how much is actually being consumed responsibly? This month on Art of Life, we meet the people, products and charities that can help you make positive changes.
Sir Rocco Forte was heir to a hospitality dynasty that included some 800 hotels and 1,000 restaurants. But when Forte Plc fell victim to a hostile takeover in 1996, the British hotelier was left with nothing except the family name.
As controversy swirls about images allegedly showing U.S. and British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners, CNN anchor Monita Rajpal spoke to John Nichol, an Royal Air Force navigator who was shot down, taken prisoner and tortured during the 1991 Gulf War.
Ireland is demanding clean air inside its businesses with a new anti-smoking law that went into effect Monday morning. CNN's Diana Muriel, who is in Dublin, spoke to anchor Monita Rajpal about the ban.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has met Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi for historic talks. CNN anchor Monita Rajpal discussed the implications of the visit with Gary Samore, a senior fellow of the International Institute for Strategic Studies who previously advised the Clinton administration on weapons issues.