Fashion & Beauty

Fashion & Beauty

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 […]

Hair Grafting: An Answer to Balding

Reading Time: 8 minutesThinning 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 – that is, […]

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

Reading Time: 5 minutesBasudeb 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 ‘complacency’ and […]

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

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn 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 the world. Kerchief […]

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 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 […]

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 Wonderland of Traditional Indian Jewellery

Reading Time: 5 minutesRuchira 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 improve their physical […]

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 […]