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Anamika Khanna Summer Resort 2015 at Lakme Fashion Week

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Dramatic capes and coats are our raison d’etre these days, and Anamika Khanna can be counted on to deliver both in spades. Anamika Khanna’s Summer Resort 2015 show at Lakme Fashion Week was swoon-worthy. Intricate embroidery, minimal embellishment, and extensive draping are all hallmarks of the designer’s brand. The collection continued with the fashion story from her past two shows; an exhibit in Calcutta during Indian Couture Week 2014, and her runway presentation... Read More


Coming Soon: Monsoon is a Love Letter to India

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The entire Indian continent sets its annual clock by the coming of the monsoon season. The rains bring life to barren fields, stave off drought and starvation, bring the economy back to life… But they also bring disaster, death and destruction. Monsoon marks Sturla Gunnarsson’s filmmaking return to India, following his multi-award winning adaptation of Rohinton Mistry’s Such A Long Journey. This time the subject is monsoon, the incomparably vast seasonal weather system... Read More


Film Review: Court is a Must-See Look at India’s Judiciary System

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Court offers a peek into India’s judiciary system, and seamlessly exposes its many flaws. “An impressive debut (…) thanks to an intelligent, superbly understated script.” – Variety   Although Bollywood gets most of the attention, independent cinema out of India is the real star in the world of movies. Last year, we had the chance to watch Court, directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, when it was featured at the Venice International Film Festival. Court... Read More


In Conversation with Sanjay Rawal, Director of “Food Chains”

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Sanjay Rawal’s documentary film Food Chains, sheds light on the inhumane labour practices that occur in the agricultural industry in North America. Story by Nimritta Parmar  |  Image via Zimbio: Author Eric Schlosser, actress/executive producer Eva Longoria, producer Hamilton Fish, Smriti Keshari and director Sanjay Rawal at Tribeca Film Festival.   Add this to your list of must-watch documentaries. Food Chains follows the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), an organization... Read More


Beauty Review: The Best Kohl Eyeliner Under $20


We tested 5 different kohl eyeliners under $20 to find out which one produces the sexiest, smudgiest eye. The dark, kohl-lined eye is part of our heritage as South Asians. Remember those baby photos of boys and girls with their eyes lined in black kajal or surma? From toddler to Bollywood star, the kohl-lined eye is the makeup of choice for people from the subcontinent. Kohl or kajal has a history going back centuries and millenia in Africa and Asia. The cosmetic was homemade... Read More


Manish Malhotra at Lakme Fashion Week Summer 2015

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Manish Malhotra celebrates 25 years of working in the biz this year. Last week, Manish Malhotra presented his Summer Resort collection, “Blue Runway” at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. We’ve always liked how Manish Malhotra makes an effort to support heritage crafts and women’s collectives around India with his collections. This year, he went a step further by collaborating with WEvolve to raise awareness about gender-based violence. WEvolve is a global... Read More


Retro 70s Glam from Sabyasachi at Lakme Fashion Week Summer 2015


The seventies are all the rage this season (again), and Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee channeled this international trend into his Summer Resort 2015 collection at Lakme Fashion Week. There was some repetition from his past collections (vintage florals, striped half-sleeve blouses), but it was more a continuation of a story (a really great story!) than recycled moves. Key trends: It’s all about the 70s! Flower power, round oversized shades, sleek hair, high-waisted... Read More

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