Fashion & Beauty

Fashion & Beauty

Indian Street Fashion: Ooh la-la!

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Spread the love           Ruchira takes a hard look at the street fashion these days. She finds most of these bizarre. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I feel really stumped sometimes. Cannot help but stare open mouthed at them. Them? Who?   Well, pretty young things (PYT), teeny boppers, besides 20 something girls […]


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How to Choose Contrast Colours to Create Fabulous Clothing!

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Spread the love           Fashionista Shameena gives us invaluable tips on how to choose contrast colours that would complement our skin and hair colours. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Are you struggling with how to combine your clothes properly? Your bunch of nice clothes, when putting them together, you’re completely stumped. You just don’t […]


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Hair Grafting: An Answer to Balding

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Spread the love            Thinning of hair and balding takes a toll on the self-confidence of a person. Our Fashion and Beauty expert, Shameena, tells us about hair grafting, in detail. Here’s her in-depth research, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Like good health and youth, most of us take our locks for granted […]


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An Insight into the Psyche of the Modern Man in the Poems of Basudeb Chakraborti – III

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Spread the love           Basudeb Chakraborti’s poems, on loneliness, offer mature insight into the psyche of the modern man.  In his poem, ‘Love to be a Loner’, he declares:  “A life of complete fulfilment I do not desire”, but he is also aware that if he wants to enjoy the space for tomorrow, he will have to transcend his […]


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The Enchanting, Enigmatic Turban and Other Headdresses for Women – VI

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Spread the love            In the sixth and last part of the erudite research article, Fashionista Shameena tells us about turbans and other headdresses, particularly for women. She traces the current trends, tracing its antiquities, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Turban evolves and turns chic when women adorn it in various parts of […]


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Turban in Europe and its Fashion Trends among Women – V

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Spread the love            The 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 […]


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Solah Shringaar: Enchantingly Dolled to Beauty in 16 Steps

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Spread the love            In Hindu mythology “sixteen shringaars” correspond to the sixteen phases of the moon, which in turn is connected with a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is believed that Solah Shringaar helps to nullify the negative effect of that cycle. It is a cluster of sixteen steps for the holistic beautification of a woman’s […]


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Turbans are the Identity of the Sikhs – IV

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Spread the love            Shameena 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 […]


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Turbans are an Integral Part of Sikhism – III

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Spread the love           The 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 […]


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The Wonderland of Traditional Indian Jewellery

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about some popular ornaments from various parts of India that women still love to adorn and possess, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Since the dawn of civilisation, human beings have shown a keen interest in ornaments or items to decorate themselves with, in a bid to […]


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