Lifestyle

Culturally Conscientious

Indians are no longer accepting of half-baked and misinformed portrayals of their culture.

Millennials Rising

Millennials last year became the country’s largest living generation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Fashion in a Time of Unease

In a world rife with uncertainties and upheavals, the fashion industry continues to flourish and give hope. Historically, fashion adopts the struggles of the moment to come up with the most iconic style statements that continue to inspire.

The New Beauty

As pageants around the world have been associated with traditional ideals of race and beauty, choosing mixed origin pageant queens as representatives of a particular country or culture has often invited criticism in the conformist circles of beauty parades.

Stop The Band

We are consumed every time an Indian gets however passing a recognition abroad.

Sari State of Affairs

Even though designers are constantly churning out both newer and classical representations of saris on runways and in Bollywood, in the pace of our everyday lives, saris are increasingly taking a back seat.

The Changing Ki & Ka of Millenial Relationships

In Indian households the change has been particularly exemplary given the country’s patriarchal history.

The Bindaas Bride

Big, bold Indian weddings are a norm across the globe.

Ayurveda Goes Chic

The talk in champagne circles that ranged from botoxed bosoms to derma fillers, has quietly morphed to mindful massages and the benefits of Ayurveda.

Colorism: Universal Slight on Humanity

Discrimination against people based on the tone of their skin, a phenomenon called “colorism,” is evident across the globe.

Reverting to The Stone-Age Diet

The Paleolithic, caveman or Stone Age diet — until now a purely Western phenomenon — is fast catching up with the weight-loss crazy young Indians

Nod to Native

When designers say that they are bringing about important and edgy detailing into our historical mode of dressing, we can say that Indian fashion is gaining currency and classical fashion may not yet have seen its last hurrah.

A Gay Australian’s Indian Love Story

The pivotal issue with homosexuality in India seems to revolve around the centrality and sanctity of the family in Indian society.

Asian Brand Mind

The clear message is that different countries in East and West perceive luxuries very differently.

Indian in Sweden

If there could be two lands and cultures that are a total opposite of one another, then surely Sweden and India are it.

Is Cultural Fit a Disguise For Bias

It is an incredibly vague term, and it’s a vague term often based on gut instinct

The Apple Watch Can Learn From Google Glass

In a tale of two wearables, dueling tech giants, both known for innovation and deep pockets, have taken contrasting approaches as they enter new product categories.

Khadi Goes Chic

Khadi, once the dowdy sartorial symbol of India’s independence movement, is now trendy and makes the cash registers ring.

The Changing Face of Northeastern Ensemble

With over 220 ethnic groups found in the eight northeastern states, the northeast is a treasure trove of varied culture and tradition which is clearly reflected in the people’s attires.

So What Do Indians Do at the Gym, Really?

There are some folks who try their best to train in the area where a hot girl is working out. Some are brave enough to surpass their heroism and try to ask her number to try to get a date.

Net Detox

Is the Bangalore clinic only the first volley in the drive to help harassed parents get their young net-junkies back on track?

Loves Lost

Human society has marriages, funerals, graduations and christening ceremonies, but there is no formal recognition of the demise of a relationship despite its strong emotional effects.

Cheaters Win

Why Systems to prevent deception don’t work

Sun Sets On Sham-E-Mehfils

After Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth and last nawab of Awadh, was exiled to Calcutta, the culture of Sham-e-Mehfils spread rapidly.

Now Showing Celebrity Breakups

Splits, break-ups, divorces, romances, extra-marital link-ups, fatal attractions, Bollywood has dished ‘em out for ages.

More Than Meets the Chai

I am reminded of the B-H-C model from my economics. At this juice shop, B is for Bungalow — the multinationals in India — H is for Haveli — the indigenous companies in India — and C is for the Chawl system.

Revolution on a Bullock Cart

A country that remained very poor and isolated from the international economy until the 1990s, suddenly became a global center for leading edge, information technology industries.

Fading Fragance

The fragrance of Anarkali, which once attracted tourists, especially NRIs, by thousands to the aroma-streets of Kolkata, is fast fading.

Veganism Catches Fancy of Health Conscious Indians

there are many who are turning to veganism after suffering from a lifestyle disease or as a precautionary measure.

A Certain Ambiguity

A closed and mysterious Indian tradition is evolving, because of the twin forces of economics and social progress.

Investing in Gold

Does It Stack Up

Indian Brides Go Light

Modern young girls do not any more confine themselves to traditional lehengas or saris or salwar-kameez to take their vows on their D-day.

Global Gastronomical Delights Entice Foodies

We foresee India as a market with huge potential which is re-enforced by Indians’ traditional love for spices.

A Passage to Jackson Heights

There’s a whole other side to New York that you likely won’t find in guidebooks.

Once Upon a Time: The Lunch Houses of Bollywood

The ideas of many great Hindi movies germinated in these lunch homes, the stomping grounds of the greatest film-wallahs.

Luxury Resurfaces in India

India has been no stranger to branded luxury. The shopping lists of Indian royalty are still remembered long after princely titles have been

Chumma Chumma De De

Indian society, post-globalisation may be wanting to make that critical, new-age, paradigm shift regarding morality, but still feel distinctly uncomfortable while discussing anything to do with sex.

The Fading Lanterns of Tangra

By 1947, the Chinese population in Chinatown had swelled to 23,000. As recently as 1966, an estimated 15,000 Chinese lived in the enclave; but their numbers have dwindled to under 2,000 now.

Wearing Art

New Metaphors for Indian Fashion

Global Luxury Brands Woo Indian Fashionistas

The density of business in Emporio is in its nascent stages and another factor is the comparatively high costs of rentals.”

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