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The Psychology of Style

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Beyond the pretty photos, the hyper reality, the airbrushed perfection of fashion glossies

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Pelting Problem

According to the Central Reserve Police Force stationed in Kashmir, the state has seen a phenomenal six fold increase in the number of instances of stone pelting this year compared with figures from…

Custom Service

There has reportedly been a surge in the number of Chinese tourists visiting India.In 2003, only about 21,000 Chinese tourists visited the country via Delhi's international airport. by 2oo8, this…

I Wear, So I Am

People who embrace their style in a hostile Environment AIEN JAMIR "I started saving money to buy clothes from the flea market when I was in Class 5. They wouldn't always fit, but I would alter them…

The Craft of the Feminine

Anand Kabra almost became a doctor. It is not hard to understand why. He grew up in a well-off Marwari family in Hyderabad and his father was a well-known ophthalmologist. He did a year-and-a-half of…

Golden Armour

It’ll be three years on 19 October. I remember that phone call at night. Her voice was full of panic, fear, pain and confusion. I took the first flight to her in the morning and rang the doorbell as…

Vada Pav: Zara Hatke

The first bite reminds you of sambar. In the second, the sliced coconuts hit a home run. It is the usual potato stuffing, but with a distinct South Indian touch. By the time you finish, it’s hard to…

Imagining Saif Ali Khan as a Lizard

Imagining Saif Ali Khan as a Lizard Dolly Ahluwalia Tewari, costume designer for Omkara and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, on her ‘animal theory’ Just as emotion is at the core of the human experience, it is…

A Stitch in Time

It is a garment that goes back at least a thousand years and there are over a hundred ways of wearing it. We are, of course, talking about the sari. The word ‘sari’ is derived from Sanskrit ‘sati’,…

Truth and Theatre

The wonderful 1982 Hindi film Shriman Shrimati is about a middle-aged couple (Rakhee Gulzar and Sanjeev Kumar) who go about the country solving domestic problems in middle-class households caught on…

A Graphic Recollection

One of the more unusual stories in This Side That Side, an anthology of graphic narratives related to Partition, is by Ahmad Rafay Alam and Martand Khosla. Titled 90 Upper Mall, it begins with Alam,…