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Fashion and culture are intertwined, says Rajesh Shah, chairman, NIFT

Fashion comes and goes. When something new comes down the ramp, it is often greeted with glee. When actors wear trend-setting attire, it becomes a fashion phenomenon. But one key feature (of fashion) that Rajesh Shah, chairman, Board of Governors (BOG), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) observes is: “Fashion and culture are intrinsically intertwined.” […]

Fine art in the flesh: This Paris gallery welcomes nudists

A leading Paris gallery has thrown prudishness to the winds by announcing it will welcome nudist visitors in May. The Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art centre situated across the Seine river from the Eiffel Tower, has teamed up with the Paris Naturists’ Association to organise a free tour on May 5. The guided tour […]

The versatile genius of Rahul Sankrityayan

It is rare in the world of literature to come across a person as important as he is neglected. Rahul Sankrityayan invented the Hindi travelogue. By the time he died, at the age of 70, he had written about 140 books, a Sahitya Akademi winning seminal history, Madhya Asia ka Itihaas, on the history of […]