Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Fashion

Why Modi gets away with Maybach specs, Rs 10 lakh suit but Rahul with Burberry jacket can’t

It’s not ‘what’ Narendra Modi wears, it’s ‘why’ he chooses to dress the way he does that seems more subliminally political in its intent.

In the name of Hinduism, people are boycotting tea, food, fashion, detergent and all logic

Despite their hard-lining stance, the pious packs of online trolls do not discriminate when it comes to kinds of brands they boycott and urge others to.

Business as usual at the Oscars, with only a little politics

The Oscars red carpet this year remained focused on fashion, and continued its apolitical stance with small nods to social issues.

Karl Lagerfeld, German designer who ruled Chanel for decades, dies

Recognizable for his high-collared shirts, white ponytail, dark sunglasses and black fingerless gloves, Karl Lagerfeld dressed the famous and glamorous right from Princess Diana to Cate Blanchett.

Italian luxury brand could face legal trouble after Maneka Gandhi’s letter for probe

Days after fashion designers Stefano and Niccolo Ricci said they got govt nod to import crocodile skin to India, Gandhi writes seeking probe into the matter.

Indian designs are chic and people here are very elegant, says Stefano Ricci

On this week’s Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta converses with Italian fashion designers.

Shalwar qameez and Kaptaan chappals: How Imran Khan is wearing his politics on his sleeves

The man who once wooed the world in blue jeans and sunglasses, has now religiously taken to the simple white ‘shalwar-qameez’

A black model closed Chanel’s autumn fashion show, but don’t celebrate yet

A black model is still considered an adventurous, and not a normal, choice by most top fashion houses. 

Behind India’s glamour industry: Anorexia, Size Zero and the elephant in the room

While loudly denying anorexia exists in Indian modelling scene, many agree that misconceptions around being thin affect today's younger generation.

Supreme Court judge Indu Malhotra to women lawyers: No palazzo pants, dress professionally

Newest judge of the top court says palazzos and 3/4th trousers are not ‘professional attire’. Senior women advocates agree but some juniors don’t.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.