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Message for Modi from Sharif's visit

The biggest success of Nawaz Sharif’s visit to India is that it will lessen mistrust between the two countries, writes Amir Mateen from Islamabad. As Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif......

Exquisite designs brought to life

Meera and Muzzafar Ali's label, Kotwara -- famed for its beautiful, traditional designs -- aims to bring back to life a bygone era where graceful women spent summer afternoons lounging in the......

India Fashion Week set to sizzle

The Lakme India Fashion Week 2004, which begins in New Delhi on Tuesday, promises plenty of drama and surprises, with designers saying they have given a free hand to creativity.Designer Ritu Kumar,......

Lucknow prey to Chinese designs

Chikan work, a name synonymous with the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, is facing a severe threat from manufacturers abroad, especially China. Of late, China has started manufacturing 'Chikankari', an art......

Global designer Alistair Blair gives FabIndia western touch

For international designer Alistair Blair, who has worked with global high-end fashion labels like Dior and Valentino, the next stop is a new Indo-Western line for ethnic Indian brand FabIndia.......

Microsoft's NGO initiative a non-starter

Software giant Microsoft, in association with several NGOs, recently launched a programme aimed at enabling the local communities to use information technology as a tool to their development. Under......

A begum's wardrobe

Here's a short quiz. How many hip young women in India can you spot wearing a saree? Very, very few, may just be the correct answer. "That's because, today every one is wearing practical clothing......

Pehle aap, tehzeeb and Bollywood

From Pakeezah to Ishaqzaade, from Shatranj ki Khilari to Umrao Jaan, the great city of Lucknow has made its way to the wonderful world of Hindi films. The tinkle of the ghungroo, bright......

I have lost a part of my life with Farooque Sheikh's death

'He represented the warmth, gentleness and goodness that existed in Hindi cinema before Bollywood became a loud commodity.' Aseem Chhabra on the legendary actor he admired for over 40 years. In......
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Gaurang Shah set for sari art show in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 24 Textile revivalist Gaurang Shah will take the experience of Jamdani art beyond just fashion through his 'Kalpavriksha - Sari... ...
Out of fashion in Pak, a fair draw here

New Delhi: Female visitors at IITF are falling over each other for the palazzos at the Pakistan pavilion. Only, these are a dying fashion back... ...
'Make chikan chic, bring it on ramp'

LUCKNOW: From putting it on the ramp to appointing Barabanki-born and Lucknow-educated Naseeruddin Shah its brand ambassadors, ideas were raining... ...
5 ways Gujarati weddings are upping their game

Gujarat's brides are experimenting with styles and looks this wedding season. Five experts design looks for the big day. Save the Date Rajat... ...
Beauty in weaves

From Chanderi and ikat to muslins and chikankari, the exquisite Indian fabric is being celebrated at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London The... ...

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