Author: Shameena Abdurahiman

Turban in Europe and its Fashion Trends among Women – V

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe turban was introduced into fashionable European dress in the early fifteenth century and its usage continued until the sixteenth century. It has been revived many times in women’s fashion at intervals since the sixteenth century. The turban has acquired a more contemporary form in the twenty-first century. Shameena, in the fifth part of her […]

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Turbans are the Identity of the Sikhs – IV

Reading Time: 5 minutesShameena tells us about the importance of turbans amongst Sikhs. It’s a part of their identities, she says, in the fourth part of her weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. A very important and exciting event in the life of a Sikh boy is when he starts tying the turban. In a Sikh family, this […]

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Turbans are an Integral Part of Sikhism – III

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe next two parts deal with turbans amongst the Sikhs, tracing its genesis, how it’s worn and other details. Here’s an in-depth research by Shameena, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Turbans are a source of mystery and all too often, terrible misunderstanding to those who don’t wear them. What do they mean? […]

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The Development of Pugree in Different Historical Eras in India – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the second part, Shameena tells us the development of the turban or Pugree, in the Sunga period, Gupta period, Islamic era and the Sikh intervention in India. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Last week we read about the origin of pugree. This week we read about its development in various […]

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The Origin of the Pugree – I

Reading Time: 5 minutesShameena tells us the origin of the turban or Pugree, in the first part of the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. Turban, a headdress or Pugree, as a concept of costume, had come down from hoary past. In the pre-historic era, men felt the need to protect himself against the natural odds followed by the […]

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Many Ways of Draping a Sari – II

Reading Time: 6 minutesThere are more than 80 recorded ways to wear a sari. Here’s the second and final part of the erudite article that discusses the major styles, says, fashionista Shameena, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. A drape that is primarily worn by the Golla (shepherd) and the Gudati Kapulu (agriculturist) communities of Narasannapalle, a village in the Kadapa […]

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India has over Eighty Ways of Draping a Sari

Reading Time: 7 minutesThere are more than 80 recorded ways to wear a sari. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with the loose end of the drape to be worn over the shoulder, baring the midriff. Here’s the first part of the erudite article. However, the sari can be draped […]

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The Captivating Story of Mysore Silk, Irkal, Paithani and Banarasi Saris – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesShameena tells us about other popular verities of saris, Mysore Silk, Irkal of Karnataka, Paithani and Banarasi saris, this week, in the second and final part of the two-part article on saris. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Let’s talk about Mysore Silk and Irkal of Karnataka, first. A land of […]

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The Enchanting Story of the Indian Sari – I

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn today’s India, there are 6.5 million people involved in the production of handloom saris. Although the structure of saris is mostly the same, Indian woman have much room for personal and creative expression in their dress. The sari exists in countless varieties of draping styles, patterns, colours, and weaves. Shameena tells us about this […]

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Face Exercises: The Secret to Remain Young for Many Years

Reading Time: 6 minutesShameena tells us the secret to stay and look young for many more years, in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. Your face is the first thing that people look at. A smiling face lightens the mood, attracts people, and puts them at ease. Lack of any kind of facial exercise and accumulation of stress can cause […]

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