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Arpita Kala

Arpita Kala

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By Arpita Kala

After Article 370, new style: This can be a fresh start for fashion designers from J&K and Ladakh

This is a carpe-diem moment for fashion designers in the UTs, to celebrate their cultural identity, educate about their roots and tell their rich textile story in designs that go beyond the pheran.

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Halal vs Jhatka: The day I saw a goat killed decided the debate for me

With Bakr Eid around the corner, the jhatka meat vs halal debate is bound to come to the fore. I know which meat will meet my expectations.

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Donald Trump to Boris Johnson: Why you should be scared of the 'man-child in politics' phenomenon

The man-child in politics is full of bragging, insecurity and unreal ambition. The worrying thing is how many people like them, and what this implies for our future.

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Why we hate Maths

Hrithik Roshan playing math whiz Anand Kumar in Super 30 may just be the thing for math anxiety.

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Super 30 and a super-brown Hrithik Roshan: Why I think the heavily bronzed Hrithik is an insult to the man he's playing

Hrithik Roshan’s off-putting faux-darkened skin reeks of Bollywood’s elitist and racist outlook. It's as bad as using 'black face' on non-African performers to make them fit non-white roles.

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Sachin Tendulkar's sharp new look! Sachin turns into a sartorial Master Blaster, and we aren’t complaining!

Is it a midlife rebirth or is it just England? The Little Master is looking like a snacc with his World Cup 2019 wardrobe and we have a lot of (good) feelings about it.

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Union Budget 2019: Will FM Nirmala Sitharaman continue the tradition of carrying a briefcase, or will she give this a spin?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will likely carry the Union Budget 2019 in a briefcase as she steps into Parliament. The case is part of colonial tradition. Will Sitharaman finally decolonise it?

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A 'Dangal' of double standards: Zaira is right because her religion makes you uncomfortable

The young star’s decision to 'disassociate' from films has caused a furor that only shows how uncomfortable we are with the religion she cites. No wonder she feels it's time to go.

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Ayushmann Khurrana plays a 'Brahmin saviour': Decoding why Article 15 is so dicey

The movie Article 15 has generated a debate around the real Article 15 of the Constitution. Many feel this is a blessing which turned into a curse.

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Poet Kabir Das was the original Insta poet and you cannot tell me otherwise

Long before Rupi Kaur, Lang Leav and other Instagram poets, Kabir Das was the poetic force that popularized the style.

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No, mangoes can never be aam! India's aam is always khaas!

There is simply no calling the Indian mango aam, says celebrity chef Manish Mehrotra, in response to a DailyO piece which incensed mango lovers! Every Indian mango is gorgeous and inescapable!

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A baby White Lion, and a watchful dragon: Why China's enthusiasm for animals rings so false

Hungary welcomed a rare female white lion cub, born in the Szeged Zoo. The news went viral and China jumped in with their good wishes too. But why is their track record on animals so beastly?

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The democratic Dal Raisina: Why this simple fare is the masterpiece dish at the dinner for PM Modi's Swearing-In Ceremony

Chef Machindra Kasture created Dal Raisina as First Resident Chef of Rashtrapati Bhavan in Pratibha Patil's tenure. But compared to his meat and fish delicacies, Chef Kasture is still surprised at the success of this simple dal!

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Foodies, your Ramadan-Iftar travel paradise is right here in India!

Just like all other Indian festivals, no Ramadan is the same for us. Every city has its own unique traditions as well as its trademark festival cuisine.

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PM Modi, Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi: Who wins Lok Sabha 2019 with fashion?

Cowboy hats and denim jeans gave way to namesake kurtas and handloom sarees for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. But whose style will you vote for?

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What to do when it is too hot to workout?

If you see yourself losing the battle of bulge the deeper we get into summer season, here’s what you need to get back on track.

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Cannes Bollywood actually make films? Just what are our stars really doing at Cannes?

Although Cannes is the greatest film festival on earth, it doesn't look like most of our Bollywood stars there are thinking of films at all. Instead, the focus seems to be on their clothes, their looks and their challengers.

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You are what you wear: How the colour of your clothes can literally make your mood

Woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Or are you on cloud nine because your crush texted you back? Turns out, your clothes can reveal more about your mood than you thought!

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Kaho Na War Hai! Why is Hrithik Roshan playing sad victim? Again?

If you're feeling déjà vu with the recent Hrithik Roshan vs Kangana Ranaut almost-spat, you’re not alone!

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Mother's Day, Mother's Way! Who says women can’t drive? Meet these moms on wheels!

These working mothers are breaking stereotypes and financing their families, one cab ride at a time. A tribute to special ladies, on a special day.

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Mother's Day, Mother's Way: So, which political mom reminds you of your mother?

On Mother's Day, we take a look at some of the popular mothers in the world of politics and the mommy image that fits them best!

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A new royal baby: Here comes Archie. The other one

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may just have signed up their first born for a lifetime of teasing with the name 'Archie'!

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Listen up. TikTok does have a plus side!

From Taki Taki to Kul and more, the 22-day-long ban on TikTok made us realise the musical effect of the Chinese music video app on our playlists

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