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Klimt inspires ramp fashion


Considering that Drashta Sarvaiya’s showing at the Summer/Resort season of the Lakme Fashion Week earlier this year was so well-received, you’d expect the young designer to be relaxed about her latest collection, being showcased at the ongoing Winter/Festive season on in Mumbai. But no.

GenNext designs unfold on Day 1

A model walks the ramp for Pia Pauro in Mumbai on Friday. 	— ASIAN AGE

Change has come to the Lakme Fashion Week. Friday marked day one of the fashion extravaganza’s Winter/Festive season, and despite the familiarity of the routine (shows, post-show conferences, the mandatory air kissing), there was something different.

Ramona’s back in the spotlight


She was popular as VJ Ramona and later, as Sonia in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, but for nearly five years, Ramona Arena (formerly Sunavala) stayed away from the spotlight.

Gear up for a ramp stint

Tyra Banks in America’s Next Top Model

Even as speculation mounts over whether Deepika Padukone or Aishwarya Rai will host India’s Top Model (a desi spin-off of supermodel Tyra Bank’s American show), the fashion industry is asking questions of its own: Will it yield a long-awaited Indian supermodel? And why have we been supermodel bereft for so long?

Gorgeous winner in much awaited GoW


She first came to public attention by winning the coveted title on Channel V’s talent spotting show Get Gorgeous. But Anurita Jha stunned audiences with her rustic role in Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed Gangs of Wasseypur.

Cool click with wedding photography

Photographs by Sanika Jahagirdar

When you think of a wedding photographer, the image that comes to mind is that of a middle aged man, old-fashioned camera in tow with the flash going “pop” every time a new set of guests climb on stage to pose next to bride and groom.

Unreal drama unfolds on TV


We know that those reality shows we’re so addicted to are somewhat scripted.

It’s bright and bold

Inspired by the rich Persian culture and history, popular fashion designer Pria Kataria Puri is all set to launch her latest collection in Pune.

It’s Act II for Nicki on Roman Reloaded

If you missed the showdown of the month in June, here’s a quick recap.

Kuzhali isn’t like you and me

Her debut novel, Insects Are Just Like You And Me Except Some Of Them Have Wings, was published in 2008, but the acclaim for Kuzhali Manickavel’s collection of “short short fiction” refuses to die down. In April this year, Damien Walter of The Guardian placed it among the best contemporary global fiction available online.

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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.