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By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 1 so wearing yellow is also encouraged.It is also considered very auspicious to get married or perform house warming ceremony (griha pravesh)on the day of Basant Panchami For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Kimi Dangor | Published: August 27 2016 12:05 am Hemang Agrawal presented “Varak” Amit Chakravarty Top News EVERY SEASON on Sustainable Fashion and Indian Textiles Day at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) the pace perceptibly changes Fashion editors sport handloom saris and tie-dye kurtas and bloggers pair their Adidas Originals with linen culottes and block-print crop tops But more than just a visible cosmetic shift in the look of the proverbial fashion week watcher the narrative veers away from our couture cognoscenti and their escalating entourages and egos Starring role credits are grabbed by home-grown textile heroes and their artisanal weaves are celebrated And while some may argue that the day-long exercise only elicits a superficial maybe subliminal exchange the tectonic shift that the Indian fashion industry has undergone in the last five years is testimony to how perceptions about handlooms have changed year after year yard by yard The Winter/Festive 2016 edition saw textile trailblazers like National Award winner Anuradha Pegu Darshan Shah of Weaver’s Studio and Bina Rao of Creative Bee who may not be regular fashion magazine material but added instant credibility to the line-up Varanasi boy Hemang Agrawal scion of the Surekha Group textile empire may have been ‘to the metre’ born but that has in no way limited his desire to experiment and innovate His second outing at LFW was a gold silver and bronze coloured extravaganza called “Varak” Clothes that looked like molten metal belied the experimentation that had gone into the creation of the weave Agrawal had meticulously used metallic yarn in the warp and weft as well as the extra weft of the fabric making it waterproof and almost akin to magical Blue Tone Kallol Datta made “anti-fit” part of the Indian fashion vocabulary and digital prints his forte And while he may have later sniggered at the print revolution that followed on Thursday he trained his irreverent eye on polka dots that were close-ups of skin moles and wallpaper-like patterns that were derived from wrinkles and creases from multiple body parts Always one to challenge norm and perception Datta’s collection “Low Res 2017” may not have used handlooms and sustainable fabrics — he did use some repurposed silk though — but he believes the higher purpose lies in adapting sustainable practises “What people fail to understand is that culture is a strong pillar of sustainability And that is a very strong driving force for me” said Datta post-show So no token hand-woven fabrics for him; instead it was about sustainability through cultural practices where he took native silhouettes like kedia wraps kurtas drawstring patialas and saris and re-imagined them With various versions of the song Wicked Game playing on loop Datta kept the angst and the over-sized silhouettes made the sleeves a focal point and made a concerted effort towards luxe fabrics approachability and wearability Spaced out LFW’s experimental space 6Degree Stage One turned out to be the perfect venue for live installations mounted by Jason Cheriyan and Anshu Arora as well as Anavila Misra The Bangalore-based husband-wife duo of JasonAnshu made their fashion week comeback after a long absence with theirtrademark pop hues and delicatelydetailed ensembles Even as models stood at attention displaying their upcycled creations one couldn’t help noticing the hidden treasures — words like ‘look’ ‘stop’ and ‘think’ embroidered on tunics flamingos covering a slip dress tassels detailing a sleeve and fluorescent splashes of colour on patchwork hoodies The duo used Phulia khadi Chanderi and Malkha fabrics almost like an accidentally orchestrated symphony In contrast Anavila Misra’s tableaus for “The Sari in Us” was measured colour coordinated and delicately composed The designer wanted to emphasise how the sari is a drape for every season and occasion and created striking sections of saris meant for romantic dates work appointments festive splendour or for girls-on-the-go Misra kept the narrative contemporary with cropped blouses casual collars and pockets jackets belts even ties No Monkeying Around He has put cows flamingos and tigers on his celebrated Raw Mango saris So for Sanjay Garg to add an animalistic motif to his signature line might not be counted as an unusual occurrence But that the animal was the monkey and not the more traditionally accepted elephant parrot or peacock did give an interesting slant to the proceedings While his work with saris has always been about demystifying and simplifying an intimidating drape Garg’s entry into occasion wear was marked by an esoteric delving into the traditional clothing techniques of India “Monkey Business” marked a subtle shift in that sensibility The monkey motif appeared in the form of weaves and digital prints on roomy jackets strapless dresses wide-leg trousers and sari drapes Kadwa brocade tunics met engineered panel skirts mashru striped high-low tops tissue blouses and trousers Garg’s progression from inherently traditional silhouettes to a more contemporary approach has been gradual and organic and the monkey added some much-needed humour to the mix The colour palette of greens golds browns and maroons was unpredictable but it could have also been the harsh floodlights in the parking lot of theSt Regis where the show was hosted that distorted shades We couldn’t tell if the pleated trousers we adored were a sunshine yellow or mealy mustard For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsRepresentational image Reuters Dehradun:Thirty-five nomination papers have been rejected in Uttarakhand the Election Commission said on Tuesday This leaves 687 candidates in the fray for the 70-seat assembly Uttarakhand votes on 15 February Wednesday is the last day for withdrawal of nominations Most nomination papers were rejected due to discrepancies The maximum of 10 rejections took place in Dehradun Nomination papers of all the candidates of the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party were found in order In all 722 nominations were filed the maximum of 22 in Dharampur By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Updated: January 4 2017 5:20 pm Balakrishna and Shirya Saran from Gautamiputra Satakarni (Source: Express) Top News It’s official Balakrishna’s grand project and his 100th film Gautamiputra Satakarni is releasing on January 12 joining the Sankranthi race “Let 2017 begin with the dawn of Satavahanas Please watch Gautamiputra Satakarni only on big screen to feel the real cinematic experience and avoid piracy Let us meet in theatres on Jan 12th” said the film’s producers Y Rajiv Reddy Jagarlamudi Saibabu in a statement on Monday More from the world of Entertainment: The film is expected to be a milestone in Telugu industry as it is touted to be a project bringing to light the story of “unsung hero” and warrior Gautamiputra Satakarni The GPSK’s events also took place on a grand scale that saw chief ministers of both the Telugu states and union minister Venkaiah Naidu attending and praising the actor and the director for taking this story from the Telugu history Joining the list of epic war films the story of the film is based on the life history of a warrior of the Satavahana empire in the second century CE Gautamiputra Satakarni From war sequences to sets the film is said to pack high-octane stunts and visual effects The fandom will get a glimpse of four wars with close to 1000 Satavahana and Greek soldiers who will be battling with 300 horses and 20 chariots in scenic locations of Mount Kazbek in Georgia and in Morocco The film also has a star cast including Bollywood queen Hema Malini playing Satakarni’s mother and actor Shriya Saran who will be seen romancing the Tollywood star For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Patrick French | Updated: June 28 2016 9:31 am After the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union we the people simply do not know what the future holds Top News Politicians who think they are in control of events can make a sorry spectacle a few years down the line Winston Churchill believed in 1940 that the British Empire might last for a thousand years Jawaharlal Nehru assured people in 1946 that when the British left “there will be no more communal trouble in India” At Partition in 1947 Mohammad Ali Jinnah kept his house in Malabar Hill since he assumed the border between India and Pakistan would be fluid and he could return regularly to Bombay Once the chaos kicked off political leaders on all sides were left wondering what on earth to do next As in Asia in 1947 in Europe in 2016 inept politicians are being assailed by forces they have unleashed but are unable to control After the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union we the people simply do not know what the future holds Anger between the “leave” and “remain” camps is hardening The British prime minister David Cameron who has always been a tactician rather than a strategist thought he could mend an internal dispute within his Conservative party by holding a popular referendum and the public slapped him in the face The initial outcome has been a $2 trillion fall in global markets a sharp devaluation of sterling the end of Cameron’s term of office in 10 Downing Street and a potential unravelling of the United Kingdom We didn’t vote for Brexit the people of Scotland are saying so why should we be dragged out by the votes of the English Let’s have another referendum back Scottish independence and stay in the EU In Ireland one of the most carefully constructed peace deals of modern times in the wake of decades of terrorism risks coming apart Let’s hold a poll on a united Ireland say the Irish nationalists rather than turning the border between north and south into an international boundary between the EU and the fissiparous UK On the continent of Europe internationalism has fallen out of fashion and right-wing parties are emboldened into calling for referendums of their own Everyone wants to go it alone regardless of the consequences In Europe today as in large parts of America a “stop the world — I want to get off” populism is the new politics The UK faces a tribal conflict that will not be easily healed: Between young and old between metropolitan and rural between the comparatively successful and those who feel utterly left behind It would be a mistake to think that anyone gains from this breakdown in trust and the enduring structures of society: England’s loss is not Asia’s gain A month ago I drove across rural England from Cambridge to Salisbury and was struck on the journey by the number of signs and banners attached to haystacks or bridges demanding “Leave Europe” “Get out of Europe” and other such geographical impossibilities A friend in Wiltshire wrote on social media after the result: “Talking to people up here on the farm I think the voting in my village was 679 votes to leave and 1 vote to remain” Yet the irony is that the village in question which I know well has barely been affected by European legislation or mass immigration This part of rural England has been changed rather by globalisation and modernity: Farms are mechanised and their workers can no longer afford to live locally the village shop has closed jobs are scarce and house prices are inflated by rich émigrés from London People feel their way of life is under threat and Britain is not the same place their fathers and grandfathers fought for in World War II Nostalgia may be alluring but it can also be fatal: A similar process is playing out across much of the northern hemisphere For decades the unelected faceless bureaucrats of the EU have been blamed for the state of affairs and now that they are to be removed from the picture England will need a new scapegoat Already abuse ranging from graffiti to name-calling has been meted out to Poles Muslims and the non-white on the streets of Britain As a society that has in many ways been successful in recent years in dealing with integration this is extremely damaging to the UK’s reputation for tolerance and stability It is certainly not the case that all “leavers” are xenophobes and racists but xenophobes and racists have been enabled and encouraged by the vote for Brexit and see themselves as the victors The leadership of the EU has been goaded for years by the scabrous end of the British press They have no reason to do any favours to the UK in the painful divorce that is now coming up and will do all they can to maintain the solidity and survival of their own institution As an example to others they may decide to set the UK adrift on the flimsiest of economic life rafts In the unscrambling of a 40-odd year relationship the UK has few cards in its hand So far the only hint of a strategy in London has been to say it might delay triggering article 50 of the Lisbon treaty under which a member state of the EU secedes from the union A new impromptu British government could then press for better terms and — conceivably — put them to a second referendum If as seems likely this does not succeed the UK will have to negotiate continuing access to the EU single market for its world-leading banks and businesses and make fresh trade deals with dozens of countries around the globe (or fall back on WTO rules which place it at a massive financial disadvantage compared to the position it now takes for granted) The new political proto-leadership that intends to take us to these glorious sunlit uplands consists of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove a pair of trenchant opinionators from the world of journalism who have seats in the House of Commons They appear shell-shocked by a surprise victory in a game of brinkmanship they did not fully understand They do not object to the neo-liberal economics that has changed the UK so significantly and Johnson in particular appears to have no interest in delivering the huge cuts in migration that his boisterous “leaver” supporters now take as their right Populism Trumpism and anti-politics are part of the new global order Where will the crowd lead the British government Johnson and Gove have no idea what Brexit means any more than Nehru Jinnah and Mountbatten knew what Partition meant when they signed up for it on June 3 1947 (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Stop the world…’) The writer is a historian and biographer and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts Social Sciences and Humanities at Cambridge University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by RAM JETHMALANI | Published: July 22 2009 4:30 am Related News The legal philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham produced The Theory of Legislation in the first half of the 19th century It propounded the great principle of utilitya veritable working manual for lawmakers all over the world: The PUBLIC GOOD ought to be the object of the LegislatorGENERAL UTILITY ought to be the foundation of his reasonings To know the true good of the community is what constitutes the science of legislation; the art consists in finding the means to realize that good. politically and economically. She pointed out that India is among Twitter’s largest audience, We all will let you know about the same as we all want the whole world… everyone to enjoy the moment, Kareena’s sisteractress Karishma Kapoortold reporters at an event Even Kareena had said a few days back that she and her beau Saif are waiting for the release of ‘Agent Vinod’ to announce their wedding ‘Agent Vinod’ is an upcoming action-thriller starring Saif and Kareena Directed by Sriram Raghavan and produced by Saifthe film will release in 2012 Howeverno date has been confirmed yet for the release According to some reportsSaif’s sister Soha Ali Khan has confirmed that the marriage will happen in March as the release of their home-production film’Agent Vinod’ has been planned for February 2012 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsJammu: As the bus service along the Line of Control (LoC) through Poonch-Rawalakot road continues to remain suspended for over a month the Jammu authorities are weighing the option of using Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road for transporting 119 stranded passengers on both sides Representational image PTI "We are abreast of the situation and our efforts are on to ensure theearly departure of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) residents and bring back our citizens We are weighing the option of using Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road in Uri sector of the valley for the exchange of passengers" District Development Commissioner Poonch Tariq Ahmad Zargar told PTI The weekly bus service was suspended along Poonch-Rawalakot road on 10 July due to heavy firing and shelling from Pakistani troops in Poonch sector leaving 116 PoK residents stranded at the houses of their relatives on this side Three residents of Poonch-Rajouri belt also got stuck across the border due to the closure of the road link Zargar said he had taken up the issue at the highest level including with army "We are hopeful of an early solution to the issue" he said The PoK residents had staged a protest on 7 August at Poonch Stadium where cross-border passengers usually gather before leaving for Chakan-da-bagh crossing point to press for their demand for an early return to their homes The opening of the crossing point suffered a set back on 8 August after fresh firing from Pakistan ended a lull of 19 days and left a soldier dead Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing along the LoC in Poonch district on 12 August leaving a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and a woman dead Written by Shruti Dhapola | New Delhi | Published: November 18 2017 1:19 pm The idea with Microsoft 365 is to provide all tools from the company under one package to an enterprise and SME Related News Microsoft 365 which is a new solution from the software giant has been showcased for the Indian market Microsoft 365 aims to combine Windows 10 Office 365 and Enterprise mobility as one complete package for enterprises small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India The idea with Microsoft 365 is to allow enterprises to have more control over their data ensure seamless setting up for employees and streamline the IT management system as a whole According to a Microsoft study called Workplace 2020 more and more employees are using their own devices and also checking personal emails on company-issued devices which increases potential security risks Additionally the study showed that many IT based device manufacturers (67 per cent) felt there was a need to reduce complexity of managing of IT security The idea with Microsoft 365 is to provide all tools from the company under one package to an enterprise and SME Microsoft 365 can allow for one solution to ensure setting up of company-issued devices with the right data policies as well as deploy these policies to personal devices “As the workplace is transforming—from changing employee expectations to more diverse and globally distributed teams we are seeing a new culture of work emerging We are incredibly enthusiastic about Microsoft 365 and how it will help customers and partners drive growth and innovation to embrace this modern culture of work” said Alok Lall Partner Technology Lead Microsoft India Microsoft will offer this tool in three SKUs: Microsoft 365 Enterprise is geared for bigger companies Microsoft 365 Business is meant for SMBs while Microsoft 365 Firstline is meant for the firstline worker those in customer service or those on the production line The company plans to charge Rs 661 per user per month from companies that opt for the Microsoft 365 product “Most enterprises or SMEs don’t have resources that are plenty So then how can we help people achieve more no matter what the device be it Android or iOS or whatever browser you are using So we have something called ‘Always-on’ Security which goes beyond traditional security like say a firewall at work We also offer simplification of business where a company can set up/ onboard their employee in just 10 minutes” explains Lall The idea with ‘Always-on’ security is that with Microsoft 365 the IT admin can simply enable policies for even personal devices and protect important company data So even if the device is lost or stolen the company data will get wiped automatically thus ensuring less data risk for companies The policies can also allow for restrictions on copy-pasting of company data Microsoft 365 can also be used to deploy Windows 10 via a new Windows Autopilot capability This would allow the company’s policies settings to be deployed on a new employee’s laptop and of this is done via the cloud server “The advantage with this is that I can just ship the laptop to my remote worker in say Ghaziabad He just logs in with this employee id and the settings are automatically applied So the person does not even have to come to office to set up Now any Windows 10 device can be ready with this feature” explained Lall Microsoft 365 Business will include the Office 365 suite as well with access to Word Excel and PowerPoint; and Microsoft Teams Microsoft’s clients in India for Microsoft 365 include enterprises like HCL Technologies and Mindtree Consulting and VirtusaPolaris For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 24 2017 10:01 am Kim In-kyung of South Korea waves to her fans on the ninth green (Source: Reuters) Top News Kim In-kyung recorded her second win of the season in style with an emphatic four-stroke victory at the Marathon Classic in Ohio on Sunday The South Korean charged with six birdies on the front nine before adding two more on the inward half for an eight-under-par 63 on the Highland Meadows course in Sylvania She finished at 21-under 263 while American Lexi Thompson (66) claimed second place on 17-under Overnight leader Nelly Korda faded with a 74 to tie for eighth nine strokes off the pace In notching her second victory of the season and sixth of her career Kim joined countrywoman Ryu So-yeon as the second multiple winner of the LPGA Tour this year “I really didn’t expect anything” said Kim who started the day two strokes behind Korda “Maybe I think that’s why I played really well today (There were) really good names are on top of the leaderboard and I just wanted to go out and make the most out of it and today I was able to do that” Thompson also had a fast start with four birdies on the front side but stalled with bogeys at the 10th and 12th holes She birdied three of the final four holes to notch her fifth runner-up finish of the season “I’m very happy with just the way I played the way I handled myself out on the golf course” said Thompson “You know it’s not my 100 percent ball-striking week but I managed to do what I had to with how I was playing and how I was hitting the ball Seventeen under I’m never going to complain with that” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 6 2017 1:15 am Imran Tahir complained of mistreatment by Pakistan High Commission (Source: Reuters) Related News Pakistan born South African player Imran Tahir claimed on Tuesday that he was humiliated by the Pakistan High Commission when he went to get visa to play for World XI in Pakistan Tahir who created a Twitter account few hours before the tweet said in his first post “Me with my family were humiliated & expelled from Pak High Commission earlier today when I went to get visa to play for WorldXI in Pakistan” In the tweet Tahir said that when he visited the consulate with his family for visas he was made to wait for five hours before being dismissed saying that the office hours were over “I had to undergo a very unfortunate situation in the Pakistani consulate Birmingham I had visited the consulate to secure visas with my family members But I had to wait for five long hours and then was expelled as the office hours were over” he said Me with my family were humiliated & expelled from Pak High Commission earlier today when I went to get visa to play for WorldXI in Pakistan pictwittercom/VByiqV4oFh — Imran Tahir (@ImranTahirSA) 4 September 2017 Tahir added that it was only after he approached the High Commissioner Syed Ibne Abbas’s intervention that they were issued visas “It was only after High Commissioner lbn e Abbas instructed the staff about helping us when we were issued visas It’s sad that this happened to a guy who was originally from Pakistan and is a South African cricketer taking part in the World XI series” he added For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 14 2013 1:52 am Related News Police Commissioner Gulabrao Pol on Tuesday appealed to all Ganesh mandals in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad to not put up any decorations which could lead to unrest and instead focus on spreading the message of national integrity Mayor Vaishali Bankar had called a meeting of city policecivic administration and Ganesh mandals to make sure that the ten day Ganesh festival goes smoothly without incident The festival starts on September 9 Pol said it citizens should be vigilant to avoid any untoward incident during the festival Pol said that some Ganesh mandals have raised the issue of restrictions on decorations by the police EarlierMNS corporator Kishore Shinderepresenting a Ganesh mandalsaid it had been inappropriate for the police to have stopped them last year from decorating their pandal with images narrating a historical incident A lot of money was spent on the decoration?he rolled back income tax exemption earlier given to co-operative societies. 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specifically citing the Gujarat incident where four Dalits were beaten and humiliated publicly.weighing up the risks and potential benefits.If I have not produced anything,who has recovered from mental illness, Rahul? the Cabinet receommendation has already been dubbed "unconstitutional" by Kejriwal. 2016 5:02 am The contempt petition mentions all the areas to be protected Related News “Wetlands have to be strictly protected, said Kamble. “All foreign universities demand transcripts, I think it’s different from everywhere.

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