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Puja supports green cause


Looks like it’s been a fruitful year for Hindi film actress and former Miss Universe India Puja Gupta, who grabbed big projects like Go Goa Gone and Romeo Shortcut after making a debut in Faltu last year. Apart from movies, the model-turned-actress was also featured in PETA’s new ad campaign to promote vegetarianism.

Desi designers craft Kat’s wedding gown


It won’t be an exaggeration if we say that there is something too desirable about India presently that is luring many Hollywood celebrities towards it. Recently, when American TV personality and tattoo artist Kat Von D announced her wedding with deejay Deadmau5, she picked up a quirky wedding theme and chose Indian designers Falguni and Shane Peacock to design the wedding ensemble for her big day.

Dark reality in a lighter vein


Protests, despair, anger have been the defining mood in the capital ever since the gangrape in December and the recent rape of a five-year-old. In sync with the issue, but on a completely different note altogether, a bunch of young men offered their take on the topic — with a hearty dose of laughter.

Custodians of tradition


While fashion runs in this family, the members still stick to the ground principles of Indian couture and take it forward in the modern format. Meet the entrepreneurial and enterprising couple from the capital — Manoj and Vandy Mehra, the pioneers of Study By Janak fashion stores.

Neha wants to keep it simple


It was Delhi’s turn to host a dazzling starry weekend this time at the recently conducted India International Jewellery Week (IIJW). The second day of the event saw the launch of The Great Indian Wedding Carnival by Gitanjali jewellers, where designer Pam Mehta presented her bridal collection and dolled up the pretty actress Neha Dhupia as her showstopper.

Desi cheergirls fail to score a hit


A few years back when IPL started, the promotional focus was on re-introducing cricket with a twist of glam. From Bollywood actors to sexy cheergirls — Indian audience had a lot more to watch in the T20 version of this game, than the one-dayers and Tests.

Stars join the ranks of Twitter quitters


Whoever said that any publicity is good publicity, probably underestimated the futuristic publicity platforms — specially the new-age virtual medium like Twitter, where almost everyone can follow whoever they want to.

Royal fables of Patan Mahal


What if one could travel back in time and relive the glorious Rajaputana heritage —that era of opulence and grandeur, imposing forts and palaces, brave warriors and beautiful princesses? Well, approximately 180 km from Delhi is a royal residence — Patan Mahal — that welcomes you for a short escape from the everyday city humdrum.

Dark side of fashion


Conventionally one adds a dash of colour to add brightness to a dull season, but the real shades of winter are often dark and grim. At the ongoing Wills India Fashion Week A/W 2013 designers are predicting a colourful season ahead, however a few style mavericks are cautiously highlighting the dark side of fashion.

Quirky print-erpretations


Fashion is all about standing out, and when we talk about the grand fest of fashion, the hatke element can’t be missed.

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