Shagufta Kalim

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Sartorial suicide


That “oops” moment! Once you face it, sadly there’s nowhere to hide. Inevitably you fall flat on your face. In a more refined manner we call it the fashion faux pas.

Karmic connect with soul of India


Braja Sorensen insists her life story doesn’t have the trappings of a fairy tale. “After all I didn’t sell the Ferrari, or delve into backpacking Buddhism or join 27 fringe religions. And I didn’t travel to three different countries searching blindly for food, love or spiritual sanctuary. I knew where to go: straight to India,” she writes in her book Lost & Found in India.

Flaunt your shirt-titude


While you were busy trend-spotting, the shirt made a quiet entry and eventually took the season by storm. Often left behind and picked up at the last minute, looks like the humble shirt’s moment has arrived and looking at the runaway it’s confirmed.

Desi in UK enthrals music lovers


Creativity and determination — the two often combine to make a beautiful tango. Shahin Badar’s musical journey is a reflection of both. Specially, considering hers could have been a quintessential story of a desi girl from good old London with all its predictable trappings.

Reviving kaleidoscope of moods in Kolkata


Kolkata’s scope as a creative muse recently got a new vigour as a handful of young bloods decided to view an old city with a fresh outlook. To say that their endeavour culminated in an interesting kaleidoscope of moods and moments would be quite appropriate.

Timeless treasures


That vintage feeling! It defies the erosion of time and no price tag is worthy enough to announce its value. Do we even need to mention, every woman loves to inherit one?

Journey through the beauty of pilgrimage

This is no ordinary journey. Originating from different places and travelling in diverse directions, the destinations are divine in nature. 108 Shades of Divinity provides an insight into 108 sacred places of nine religions.

Back to front


Strange are the ways of fashion. In a turn of trends, the back story is making a stylish front statement.

Kathak, mime bring alive 12 Angry Jurors


Justice delayed is justice denied” is an age old maxim which even brings the ever conflicting legal fraternity into agreement, but Reginald Rose in his drama, Twelve Angry Men, has thrown light on the

The untold silent trauma, betrayal faced by Sindhis

India’s freedom came with the price of partition. While Punjab and Bengal were dissected to carve out a new country, Sindh was given intact to Pakistan.

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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.