Everything You Need to Know About This Fashion Season

The world is topsy-turvy — on this we all agree. But when down is up and up is down, and everyone is busy looking in all directions at once because so much is going on (Super Bowl! Grammys! Oscars! Trump!), what happens to hemlines? Flux, of course. Fashion is not exempt. Disruption is the overriding trend of the ready-to-wear season. Cities, separation of the sexes, and the very shape of a show are just some of the elements under scrutiny. As fashion month begins in New York on Thursday and…

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All you need to know about Google’s Pixel smartphone

Google officially upped the stakes in the smartphone market with its big event yesterday, where it launched the new #madebygoogle smartphone – The Pixel. With a 12.3 mp camera, 4GB RAM and a full-metal body, Google is betting big on specs and its ‘home-made’ appeal (which usually works better with cookies) to bring in customers. This comes at a time when Apple has been roaming unfettered in the market – what with Samsung’s S7 getting too hot to handle (not in a good way). Thankfully, it’s also got the 3.5mm…

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Higher education has collapsed in India, we just don’t know it yet

The failure of Indian education system is stark when seen in light of the fact that thousands of students every year go abroad for college education. European universities and even the European governments seem to have a more definite plan for Indian students than India. A graduate degree in India is mostly a farce in most of the colleges. There is hardly any education imparted and it is seen as more a stepping stone for a masters or a necessity to do something else. Students file into colleges spend their…

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Paris fashion week: six trends to know

Yacht club Fashion is often subject to a high seas takeover – and with fashion Instagram this summer an advert for yachting holidays, it’s no wonder that Paris SS17 had a nautical moment. There was a kind of sun-bleached, been-out-on-the-deck vibe to collections including Chloé and Loewe. The former added bowline knots to knitted dresses, and reworked naval bibs to suitable-for-work shirts. The latter – with JW Anderson involved – had more of a shipwrecked vibe, complete with patchwork, muslin, jute and luggage suitable for long journeys. Models walked to…

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Ramadan Mubarak: Everything You Need to Know About This Holy Month

            According to Islamic tradition, Ramzan is the holiest month of the entire year, “a month of blessing” and brings with it a fresh wave of festive cheer. It lasts for 28 to 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon. The day starts at the crack of dawn by eating a meal referred to as ‘Suhoor’ or ‘Sehri’ before the Fajr prayer, and rounds off by breaking the fast after sunset, followed by an elaborate ‘Iftar’ meal eaten right before the Magrib prayer….

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