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Spring 2015 Preview: Rashmi Varma’s Khadi Dream

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Mirrors and Diamonds. Rashmi Varma Spring Summer 2015 adapts craft techniques and textiles in a ready to wear collection for the modern nomad. The Montreal born, Delhi-based designer has a keen eye for clothing that is functional, contemporary, and rooted in handloom crafts. Rashmi Varma Spring 2015 is all about delicate mirror work and lattice-mesh embroideries on handwoven utilitarian fabrics. The womenswear collection utilizes a hand-dyed indigo process, and innovative and... Read More


#TBT: Where Are They Now? Slumdog Millionaire Revisited

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It’s been seven years since Slumdog Millionaire came out in theatres, and six years since they cleaned out the Academy Awards. Slumdog Millionaire picked up seven Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture, making for a memorable and inspiring year for film. With the 87th Academy Awards approaching this weekend (the 2015 Oscars air on February 22), we thought we would update you on what the cast is up to these days. Freida Pinto was unforgettable as the tragically powerful... Read More


Watch: “I Am Offended” Tackles India’s Comedy Scene

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Jaideep Varma’s documentary, I Am Offended - which explores India’s burgeoning comedy scene –  could not have come at a better time. Story by Rumnique Nannar Last year, Indian comedy group, All India Bakchod (AIB), hosted a wildly popular roast event in Mumbai with Bollywood stars Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. Taboo topics were fair game: sexuality, crude language, profanity, poking fun at past sex partners and poor box office showings. The... Read More


Uggs Has Competition: Try These Winter Boots by Love Winter

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We’ve got dreams of sun in our minds, but sadly, there are still several weeks of winter left (especially for our east coast friends). Story by Nimritta Parmar For those of us still dragging our feet in the snow, Love Winter is a Canadian shoe company on a mission to make the world embrace the cold season and love Winter. Their Valenki boot offers a Russian design with a twist: the traditional Valenki boot is made of felt, and worn with galoshes to make it water repellent,... Read More


Now Playing: Satinder Sartaj’s Jalsa (It’s Awesome)

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We’ve got Satinder Sartaj’s “Jalsa” on repeat. We’re suckers for a good sufi song, and Punjabi singer Satinder Sartaj rarely disappoints. “Jalsa” has been on repeat for months, and for good reason. The EDM meets Punjabi sufi song is full of beautiful, sufi metaphors, some which we don’t quite understand, but they’re beautiful nonetheless. Example 1: “The moonshine celebrates the fair, full moon, with the lake as guest,... Read More


Love Notes from Rupi Kaur’s book, milk and honey

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Rupi Kaur’s debut book, milk and honey, is a raw and honest look into the experiences of women, young and old. The Canadian poet, spoken word artist, and illustrator has a huge social media following, where her writing has connected with a passionate group of fans from around the world. Rupi Kaur performs in Vancouver on Saturday, January 31 at Char Bagh at Club PuSh, part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. This is Rupi Kaur’s first performance in... Read More


Designer Spotlight: Sanjay Garg of Raw Mango

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If 2014 was Rahul Mishra’s year, then 2015 goes to Indian designer Sanjay Garg. He’s our designer to watch right now. Sanjay Garg has been at the helm of handwoven textile brand Raw Mango since 2008. Garg created Raw Mango with a mission to create contemporary Indian handwoven textiles using traditional techniques, something which caught the eye of several fashion editors in India. His gorgeous saris have been featured in Vogue, Elle, Verve, and Harper’s Bazaar... Read More

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