The Joy of Raahgiri (Connaught Place, Delhi)

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Raahgiri Day is a citizen initiative to reclaim the streets for the people, if only for a couple of hours every Sunday. It started in Gurgaon and has spread to other parts of India and has also earned International acclaim. The roads are closed for motor vehicles and the citizens are free to roam about, to sing, dance, run, cycle, skate or participate in sponsored activities like yoga etc. This post is about what I saw as I went to experience it for the first time in Connaught Place, Delhi.

Raahgir, from Urdu, can be roughly translated as one that belongs to the roads. And yesterday the people did not only belong to the road but also to each other and to their passions.

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Opposites attract? John Galliano joins Maison Martin Margiela

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 Martin Margiela shies from a picture on the left just after his first show in 1989, right John Galliano dresses up to take a bow for his show

Picture Credits : Margiela , Galliano.

It’s a rare moment when I do not know whether to feel heart broken or to feel excited? John Galliano joins Maison Martin Margiela – marking the collision of two very opposite fashion legends. So what’s the future? The whole fashion world awaits. Continue reading

Travel Diaries : Udaipur and around

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I have come to travel many times per year now, but this is only my second post cataloging a city I saw and experienced. I suppose I can attribute this discrepancy to one of my perpetual travel dilemmas – to experience or to capture? When you come across a picturesque setting – do you take a picture with your mind and imprint it in your memory (and sometimes on your soul) or do you take a picture with a camera and immortalize it on facebook or your blog? Is it possible to snap every second landscape for instagram and still experience it in its entirety? Is it possible to get the best of both worlds? Continue reading

5 Finds of the Month – August ’14

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Pictures via Noa Raviv.com

#1 The work of Noa Raviv 

For someone who has just graduated, this Tel Aviv designer’s work is brilliant. Her use of surface design and understanding of the process of design is remarkable. But what strikes me the most, is how her website does justice to her just-graduated status. Going through her work, you can actually see what goes on in her head while designing and how she actually arrived at the final garment. Even her ‘about’ section is like a résumé. Great for any fashion student looking to develop a portfolio. Continue reading

Of Accessible Dreams and Accessible Fashion

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Images via :People.com (Jen Selter), Jezebel.com (Tavi Gevinson) ; CitiGirlScene (Sonam Kapoor)

 

We live in a world today where everything is accessible – from fame to dreamy weddings; is it a surprise then that the fashion world has followed suit?

 

Cathy Horyn after a long hiatus recently wrote a piece for T magazine titled “Sign of the times” I am sure no one needs one more person proclaming that she is a genius and her judgement of the pulse of fashion at the moment is spot on. She talks about how clothes even on the runway have become simplified and commercialized today. But her piece has sent my thoughts on another road, which may or may not seem parallel to hers. I found myself trying to connect the dots about the current times, gauging India and the global scene, but taking into account much more than fashion.  Continue reading

What is it about Ray-Ban anyway?

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Photo via : KwPenny

It’s interesting to me when you wear a piece of history. In a way everything has a history of course – it came from somewhere and came for a purpose. But some things have a legacy which is more compelling and iconic than the others. Though I have to admit that in today’s world we don’t necessarily pause and think about these things. But I find pausing and thinking so rewarding – so here is my latest reflection.

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