Fashion

How to Choose Contrast Colours to Create Fabulous Clothing!

Reading Time: 5 minutesFashionista 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 know how […]

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 […]

Solah Shringaar: Enchantingly Dolled to Beauty in 16 Steps

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn 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 body. From head […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pranayama and Meditation for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Reading Time: 8 minutesOur fashionista and beauty expert, Shameena, tells us how Prayanama and meditation can help keep the skin young and glowing, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  Each and every person, irrespective of the gender dreams of achieving healthy and glowing skin that shines from within. But in today’s world where we are surrounded […]