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Narendra Kumar

Widely respected name in the fashion business, Narendra Kumar has been involved with the fashion business for over 13 years.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2005 03:42 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Ashish Pandey

Fortuitous designer who believes "God lies in details?" Meet the believer. In the world of 'make do' young NIFT alumnus Ashish Pandey stands out as the 'faithful' who believes his 'karma' lies in painstaking perfection.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2005 03:42 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Ashish & Smita Soni

Ten years ago Ashish Soni was one of 25 students, selected from 7000 applicants, to graduate with a Bachelor?s degree in Design and Clothing Technology from India?s National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2005 03:42 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

India Fashion Week: The Background

Historically, India has been globally acknowledged as a country for its rich textile heritage, but fashion, as an industry, continues to be challenged with several infrastructural and industry issues. In 1998, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) was born as a single entity representing the interests of the designer fraternity across the country.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2005 03:39 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Shobhna & Vijay Arora

'ANANT' the label promoted by designers Shobhna & Vijay Arora is synonymous with 'perennial' in sanskrit and in sync with their philosophy: to style ensembles that are evergreen, aesthetic, esoteric & timeless.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2005 03:41 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Monapali

The creative brain behind 'Monapali' designer label are Pali Sachdeva and Mona Lamba.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2005 03:41 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Sabyasachi

Having graduated from NIFT Kolkata in 1999, Sabyasachi Mukherjee focused on learning the intricacies of fashion industry in Kolkata.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2005 03:41 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Bollywood's shining star

Salman Khan seems to be flavour of the season after his latest release Lucky - No Time For Love.

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Updated on May 24, 2005 10:02 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Indians speak the Naked Truth

Love it or hate it...but you can't ignore it. Nudity certainly touches a raw nerve with most Indians.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2005 07:18 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Should nudity be legalised in India?

Horrified? Angry? Appalled or simply amused? Don't worry, you are not alone.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2005 07:42 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

'Nude art is divine'

It is an interesting paradox - while nude art in India is worshipped inside temples, it is just as liable to be burnt outside it.

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Published on Apr 14, 2005 05:34 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

'I went topless with my parents' consent'

When Anju Sharma first came to Delhi from Chandigarh she was an ordinary college girl who wanted an extraordinary career in modelling. She has got her wish, but not in the way she imagined. The first offer to pose topless came eight years ago.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2005 08:54 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

'I was scared to strip'

Would you go to work with no clothes on? 26-year-old fitness trainer Anuj certainly does. But he insists he doesn't strip before women only for money. At least twice in a month he is invited to join a group of women who tear off his clothes and kiss his body.

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Updated on Apr 15, 2005 10:03 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

We haven't moved beyond bikinis: Sanobar

Things haven't been the same after Shefali Jariwala ko 'Kaanta Laga'. While nudity in films stopped at theatres, the women of remix videos stepped right into homes. But Sanobar Kabir insists the paranoia about music albums is misplaced. See Pictures

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Updated on Apr 15, 2005 09:59 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Sex must not be repressed: John Abraham

Bollywood may be partial to female flesh, but it's acquiring a taste for beefcake too. Just ask Shawar Ali and John Abraham. They know celluloid nudity isn't strictly about women. "Indians are accepting nakedness," says Shawar.

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Updated on Apr 15, 2005 09:58 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

It was tough facing people in a bikini, says Rakhi

Bollywood siren Rakhi Sawant admits that despite the newfound permissiveness, it does take some getting used to for a woman to publicly expose herself. "I have no problems exposing. But it was tough when I gave my first bikini shot."

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Updated on Apr 15, 2005 09:56 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Fashion is synonymous with body, says Rohit Bal

"Fashion," proclaimed world-renowned designer Valentino, "is drifting towards a type of woman who looks like a soft-porn star." Fellow couturier Pierre Cardin agreed. "We undress men and women, we don't dress them any more," he said.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2005 09:54 PM IST
PTI | BySidhi Chadha (Hindustantimes.com), New Delhi

Protima's naked run

Cine Blitz was the new magazine to be launched in the market in the year 1974. What probably could give it a flying start? The whopping idea came from The Big Chief of Blitz, Russi Karanjia, a great stickler for cleavage on the cover. He said, "Catch an actress streaking."

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Updated on Apr 14, 2005 09:16 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Hussain's 'unholy' paintings spark orgy of violence

Acknowledged as one of the living legends of Indian art, MF Hussain caused a public furore by painting goddesses in the nude in 1996. Depicting Saraswati, Durga and Draupadi naked in the company of various animals certainly meant trouble.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2005 09:16 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Other skin scandals that rocked the nation

Israeli women dance naked in India? According to reports, women rallyists from Israel taking part in the Desert Queen rally "got drunk, threw their clothes on stage and danced naked under the moonlight." The incident happened near Pushkar.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2005 09:16 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Why Delhi isn't rocking just yet?

Delhi may have tried singing with Sting in February, but for some it was "just not right", writes Aparajita Anil.

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Updated on Apr 08, 2005 05:28 PM IST
PTI | ByAparajita Anil (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

Pak moves WB over Baglihar again

Within the shortest possible time, Pakistan sought a neutral expert, writes Sajjan Singh Thakur.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2005 10:25 AM IST
PTI | BySajjan Singh Thakur (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

Consistency matters, Dada!

Technically sound batsmen can adapt themselves to all situations, writes Sajjan Singh Thakur.

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Updated on Apr 06, 2005 12:13 PM IST
PTI | BySajjan Singh Thakur (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

Wanna study in the US?

Vijaya Sharma catches up with Natasha Pratap, who has written a guide on the subject. What's in the book | Authorspeak

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Updated on Mar 17, 2005 09:09 PM IST
PTI | ByVijaya Sharma (HindustanTimes.com), Kolkata

HIV infections spreading to rural India

A US report observed stigma and misinformation about HIV transmission remains high, writes Vijay Soni.

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Updated on Mar 11, 2005 09:50 PM IST
PTI | ByVijay Soni (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

'Make selection procedure for Padma awards transparent'

In an interview to Sanjay Kumar, the eminent historian talks on the reasons for refusing the Padma Bhushan.

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Updated on Mar 24, 2005 04:28 PM IST
PTI | BySanjay Kumar (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

Time running out, DDCA upbeat

"Dilliwale match dekhenge," former Test opener Chetan Chauhan assured Sajjan Singh Thakur. Profile: Feroz Shah Kotla | Statistics

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Updated on Mar 11, 2005 01:51 PM IST
PTI | BySajjan Singh Thakur (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

Time running out, DDCA upbeat

"Dilliwale match dekhenge," former Test opener Chetan Chauhan assured Sajjan Singh Thakur.Profile: Feroz Shah Kotla | Statistics

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Updated on Mar 22, 2005 11:35 AM IST
PTI | BySajjan Singh Thakur (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

March 10, when Dalai Lama came to India

On this day in 1862, US issued its first paper money.

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Published on Mar 09, 2005 04:54 PM IST
PTI | ByAssociated Press, HindustanTimes.com

March 9, the day Napoleon got married

On this day in 1846, the Treaty of Lahore ended first Sikh War, whereby Britain gained additional territory.

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Updated on Mar 09, 2005 10:26 AM IST
PTI | ByAssociated Press, HindustanTimes.com
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