Mumbai gets a new music and food festival

Try the best of Japanese cuisine while humming along to Lucky Ali and Baba Sehgal. A two-day cultural festival brings together unique food, popular performers and adventure zones at the city’s race course After organising international music festivals for years, Manuj Agarwal, CEO of Percept Live, wanted to create a unique cultural identity for Mumbai. But most cultural festivals in the city, Agarwal found, focused on either folk traditions or international acts. Thus, the target audience became quite limited. To remedy the situation, he is kickstarting Eat Play Love —…

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Ladies of country music bring affordable fashion to fans

A new generation of country musicians — mostly young and female — is changing the look of fashion in Music City with clothing lines designed with fans in mind. Fashion has tended to be exaggerated and designed for the screen or the stage. Consider Dolly Parton’s body-hugging denim and rhinestones, Loretta Lynn’s sparkly ball gowns, or Shania Twain’s midriff-bearing leopard outfit. “I think country artists, mainly women, have always really dressed well,” said Karen Fairchild of the Grammy-winning vocal group Little Big Town. “It’s been over-the-top and full of fabulous…

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