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Super bikes warm up sunny Sunday


On a recent Sunday afternoon, one could see a bevy of superbikes like Harley Davidson Iron, 48, Fatboy, Super Low; Ducati 848; Suzuki Hayabusa Ninja and others thumping and roaring in the vicinity of Select Citywalk mall. The occasion that got the bike enthusiasts together was the celebration of Red Mango’s first anniversary in the capital.

Return of the couch scandals

(Left) Designer Anand Jon, who was convicted in California for molesting under-age models (AFP

Yet again, the ghost of casting couch case was back to haunt the Indian-American designer Anand Jon Alexander.

Chacha set to go filmi

Pran, the creator of famous Indian comic strip icons, at the 3rd Comic Con in the city

He is one of the most famous comic artists of India, and his iconic characters like Chacha Chaudhary, Sabu, Billoo, Pinki and Raman are still quite popular among children. Pran, the creator of all the Indian comic characters, mentioned recently that his all-time favourite Chacha Chaudhary will soon be immortalised on the silver screen.

A knotty affair on V-Day


This Valentine’s Day is a special one for city-based designer Sakshee Pradhan, daughter of politician and MP Ashok Kumar Pradhan, who will be marrying her long time sweetheart Abhishek Nadkarni, a com

Wacky costumes win hearts at fest


From fancy superheroes to quirky manga characters, one could see colourful faces and bright costumes everywhere at Dilli Haat this weekend. At the recently held annual Comic Con India convention, reportedly over 20,000 fans gathered to watch the special cosplay (costume display) by young comic enthusiasts.

A bubbly affair


An entrepreneur by birth and fashionista by choice, Aishwarya Nair, the corporate food and wine consultant at the Leela Group of Hotels, is currently the toast of the town for her recent accolade. Honoured as the Diplome d Honneur by the Corporation des Vignerons de Champagne and the Comite Interprofessionel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), for promoting wine culture in India, this bubbly connoisseur loves being high on life.

Delhi goes comic crazy


The larger-than-life comic characters have always captured the fancy of many young minds, however in past few years the remarkable growth in the comic book industry has paved way for a new pop cult among fans in the country.

Foreign galleries eye the Indian art mart


As the India Art Fair concluded its fifth edition, the participation of over 100 galleries from 24 countries over 20,000 sq mtrs of exhibition space saw some interesting global artworks. With approximately 40 international galleries in attendance this time, the big art houses from the West are now looking East for business deals. However, tough laws and lack of proper insurance polices are making the Indian art market not an easy ground for foreign players.

Sultan of glitzerland

Model: Tamara Moss  Photographer: Vibhash Tiwari

Working day and night to chase his dreams was never hard work for designer Suneet Varma, but encapsulating the milestones on the path of this fascinating journey in a compact volume was definitely a task for this couturier. Ten years ago, when Suneet decided to pen his thoughts about the world of fashion, he went through the classic “cold feet” experience. Thankfully, he overcame his fears and decided to create a coffee-table book titled Suneet Varma, which gives an insight into the world of fashion though the eyes of the designer.

The Boys get booked

The designers with models during the launch

After London, Paris and Mumbai, it was the turn of Delhi to witness the launch of two colossal volumes of coffee table books — India Fantastique by Indian couturiers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. The Mumbai-based designers recently visited the capital to formally introduce their fashion and interior décor books at Hotel Imperial.

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