How Indian fashion goes back to its roots

Designers embrace their heritage.(Sabyasachi/Instagram) April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day each year to celebrate and promote the cultural heritage across the world, thanks to the efforts of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). And heritage is something which is having a moment of sorts in Indian fashion too. Over the last few years, several India design houses have attempted to create a sensorial impact with their powerful take on the bridal trends thus taking us back to our roots. Designers have recreated a parallel universe, which…

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Taking Care: Health charter goes beyond patient-doctor to whole world

– When updating the Catholic Church’s medical and bioethical charter, experts decided it wasn’t enough to aim the guidelines at health care professionals. The entire “ecosystem” encompassing medical workers, patients, the sick and vulnerable had to be addressed, said the head of the drafting committee. Everything in the system — laws, social policies, economic situations, war, injustice, drug and insurance companies, social and family networks and the environment — can have an impact on people’s right to life and access to basic healthcare, said Camillian Father Augusto Chendi, undersecretary delegate…

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Divine intervention? Cyrus Mistry goes to Shirdi, Shani Shingnapur temples

AHMEDNAGAR: Ousted Tata Group chairman, Cyrus P. Mistry, who was on Fridayalso sacked from the Tata Steel board+ , on Saturday went on a short pilgrimage to the Saibaba Temple in Shirdi and the Shani Shingnapur Temple, Mistry first went to the Saibaba Temple in Shirdi. He was accompanied by his wife. They took in ‘a darshan’ of the Samadhi and the statue of Saibaba, the 19th century saint revered by all communities. They were also offered ‘prasad’, said temple spokesperson Mohan Yadav.After that, the couple took a chopper to…

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Indonesia fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan goes global

An Indonesian designer has drawn global attention with a collection featuring hijabs combined with glittering gowns and flowing tunics, defying conservative critics in her homeland who say the outfits are not modest enough. When Anniesa Hasibuan showcased her collection at last month’s New York Fashion Week, it was the first time the prestigious annual event saw all the models on the catwalk sporting headscarves. The 30-year-old, who was the first Indonesian to have her own show at the event, won praise from fashion critics around the world, which she said…

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