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The Indian wedding is a complex equation that combines emotion and energy to produce intensive exhaustion. The post-wedding blues, if you will. Amidst the all-consuming whirlwind of weddings between November and February, there’s a tendency to become jaded by the plethora of parties. Living in London, perhaps my peripheral position in the South Bombay and Delhi shaadi-circles is an advantage…

With each Desi wedding more lavish than the last, comes the cumbersome task of dressing to the nines, and the challenge of outdoing yourself each time. The explosion of shaadi-grams and wedding hash tags doesn’t make things easier, because repeating outfits is social media suicide. The fusion trend in wedding-wear is a welcome change, since the focus is slowly shifting…

Saanya Gulati, Vesa Maxi Top, Featured Image

While maxi skirts and dresses have floated in and out of fashion, the maxi top definitely can’t be traced as far back. Taking inspiration from the Indian salwar kameez, but more shapely, this garment is here to turn heads. “What is that? It’s amazing!” asks my man, when I send him a selfie in Vesa India’s white high-slit top. So, here’s hoping…

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What do prisms of light and Rajasthani forts have in common? Tarini Nirula is here to explain with her latest collections of occasion-wear bags. Tarini Nirula, one of my favourite accessory designers, who I have previously collaborated with on my blog, recently launched two new collections. True to the TN brand, these are no ordinary bags – each exquisite statement piece…

Saanya Gulati, Handloom Day - Ikat Kurta copy

While Yoga Day was given its due attention, National Handloom Day, also declared by Modi – who follows a mantra I like to call ‘when in doubt, declare a day’ – remains relatively neglected. A recent statistic estimates that India’s handloom industry engages over 43 lakh (4,300,000) people, making it the second largest employment-generating sector in the country after agriculture. Given…

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While yoga’s westward journey is an old story, the new and more exciting story is its journey back to India, with the Modi Government. And oh is it back with a bang! From setting up an AYUSH ministry dedicated to spreading yoga, to the controversy about making the suryanamaskar (sun salutation)  compulsory in schools, yoga, like most things in India has…

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Though clutches recently came back into fashion, few of us know that they have been around since the 1920s, then referred to as the pochette. With the growing number of boutiques and design labels, the variety available today is obviously unmatched in the history of clutches. The challenge is now to stand out from the crowd. While I don’t have…

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While I’ve experimented with different workouts over the last few years, yoga has remained the most consistent form of exercise. As you can imagine, yoga-wear has become equally important as a result. For the longest time, I have been relying on generous relatives to bring me yoga pants from Victoria Secret. That is, until one day my neighbor and yoga-classmate…

Blazer Nigh Look Detail

I rarely blog about fashion, but when I do, I prefer to feature brands that are niche. What attracted me to Vesa, was its unique approach to Indo-western fusion. The Pashmina Blazer, which I am featuring in this piece, uses bright colours, an edgy design, and looks extremely smart if styled well. The use of Pashmina fabric gives it a softer and…

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