From learning how to drape a sari by Bollywood experts to using specialized gadgets to get the pleats right, the art of sari draping in the United States seems to be on its version 2.0.
Indians are no longer accepting of half-baked and misinformed portrayals of their culture.
Millennials last year became the country’s largest living generation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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.
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.
We are consumed every time an Indian gets however passing a recognition abroad.
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.
In Indian households the change has been particularly exemplary given the country’s patriarchal history.
Big, bold Indian weddings are a norm across the globe.
The talk in champagne circles that ranged from botoxed bosoms to derma fillers, has quietly morphed to mindful massages and the benefits of Ayurveda.
Discrimination against people based on the tone of their skin, a phenomenon called “colorism,” is evident across the globe.
The Paleolithic, caveman or Stone Age diet — until now a purely Western phenomenon — is fast catching up with the weight-loss crazy young Indians
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.
The pivotal issue with homosexuality in India seems to revolve around the centrality and sanctity of the family in Indian society.
The clear message is that different countries in East and West perceive luxuries very differently.
If there could be two lands and cultures that are a total opposite of one another, then surely Sweden and India are it.
It is an incredibly vague term, and it’s a vague term often based on gut instinct
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, once the dowdy sartorial symbol of India’s independence movement, is now trendy and makes the cash registers ring.
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.
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.
Is the Bangalore clinic only the first volley in the drive to help harassed parents get their young net-junkies back on track?
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.
Why Systems to prevent deception don’t work
After Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth and last nawab of Awadh, was exiled to Calcutta, the culture of Sham-e-Mehfils spread rapidly.
Splits, break-ups, divorces, romances, extra-marital link-ups, fatal attractions, Bollywood has dished ‘em out for ages.
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.
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.
The fragrance of Anarkali, which once attracted tourists, especially NRIs, by thousands to the aroma-streets of Kolkata, is fast fading.
there are many who are turning to veganism after suffering from a lifestyle disease or as a precautionary measure.
A closed and mysterious Indian tradition is evolving, because of the twin forces of economics and social progress.
Does It Stack Up
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.
We foresee India as a market with huge potential which is re-enforced by Indians’ traditional love for spices.
There’s a whole other side to New York that you likely won’t find in guidebooks.
The ideas of many great Hindi movies germinated in these lunch homes, the stomping grounds of the greatest film-wallahs.
India has been no stranger to branded luxury. The shopping lists of Indian royalty are still remembered long after princely titles have been
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.
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.
New Metaphors for Indian Fashion