Rohini Nair

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Travel through time, on a vintage journey


James Cameron’s Titanic was memorable for many reasons. But for lovers of vintage cars, the film also afforded an opportunity to take a look at long forgotten beauties like the Renault Touring Car and an elegant Daimler-Benz. Bollywood too has celebrated vintage cars like the Austin A-40 Somerset and the 1920s


For a man who has made some of the most ephemeral and pure music known to mankind, Ludwig Van Beethoven’s notes suggest a personality wracked by agitation “something not so pristine, fragmented and fe

Aqua animates sluggish Day 4

The music that provides the vital backdrop to fashion had a telling story indeed to narrate on Day Four of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive season. With rather tired tracks like Hips Don’t Lie and Angeleyes providing the

Elegance & spectacle mark Day 3

With the rains staying away on Friday, the Day Three of the Winter/Festive edition of the Lakme Fashion Week, audience attendance too saw an upswing. Correspondingly it seemed, the energy level also rose with subsequent shows. Starting off the day were upcoming designers Shivaji Dutta, Raman Vij and Ruchika Sachdeva. Dutta and Ruchika, both Gen Next protégés in previous seasons,

Fusion fails to save dull Day 2

Guests at Day 2 of the Lakme Fashion Week might be forgiven for thinking there is a crisis of sorts on the Mumbai fashion scene.

What’s with Indian men?

Travel Tales: “Our show is about two girls travelling all over India, getting to know the cities they visit through the eyes of the men who live there,” says Sugandha.

Fairytale Weddings


In the summer of 1981, a young bride walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey to join the crown prince of England in holy matrimony. The images of a pretty Princess Diana in her voluminous wedding gown shyly looking up at her husband Prince Charles would be etched forever in public consciousness, along with the words “fairytale

Grand finale: High on cocktail dresses, gowns

Model display creations by Gauri and Nainika at the grand finale of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2011 at Mumbai

The five-day-long fashion fiesta that is the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2011 ended with a bang on Tuesday with a grand finale show by Gauri and Nainika.

Accessories, jumpsuits spell Day 5 elegance


ACCESSORIES TOOK centrestage once again at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2011, on the morning of the last day. While Day 4’s accessory shows had seen some interesting variations, with Eina Ahluwalia putting a complete twist to the “feather-light” world of accessories by turning to domestic violence as a theme, the

Haute highs on colourful Day 2


VINDICATION WAS the name of the game on Day 2 of the LFW 2011 Summer Resort season. If Day 1 had been a relatively dull day, with no standout collections apart from that of Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Saturday saw fashion go up several notches with brilliant collections by designers Jatin Varma and the up-and-coming Shivan-Naresh.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.