AUTUMN

  • Photos: Saffron flowers, Chinar leaves, and the 'garden of breezes': 17 mesmerising photos of the fall season in Kashmir October 14, 2014

    Kashmir ranks among one of the most beautiful places in the world. The snow-capped mountains and calm clear waters of the Dal Lake have been drawing tourists for decades now. While the winter season is when most tourists flock to Kashmir, its autumn is just as mesmerising.The endless layer of...
  • Taps, scissors and safety pins: Masaba Gupta opts for quirky motifs at WIFW March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Queen of prints Masaba Gupta took quirk to a new high with her latest autumn-winter line for Satya Paul with motifs ranging from tap, safety pins to pair of scissors. Based on the idea of deception, the collection didn't consist of the usual neons which is typical of the...
  • Shilpa Shetty walks for Tarun Tahiliani's opening show in a kanjeevaram outfit at WIFW March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani Wednesday opened the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week autumn-winter 2014 with his impressive collection and actress Shilpa Shetty, known for well-maintained figure, heightened the glamour quotient when she hit the ramp in a kanjeevaram outfit. Tahiliani's autumn-winter pieces were terrific. Right from ivory cascade jacket with...
  • Bitcoin exchange CEO Autumn Radtke found dead in Singapore March 6, 2014

    Singapore: An American CEO of a virtual currency exchange has been found dead in her home in Singapore. A police spokesman said Thursday there was no suspicion of "foul play" in the death of 28-year-old Autumn Radtke. The spokesman says Radtke was found dead in her home on February 26. Her...
  • Manish Arora's grand finale gets standing ovation March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid loud cheers, live international band performances and models' impromptu gigs on the ramp, ace fashion designer Manish Arora brought the curtains down on the 21st edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Autumn/ winter 2013. Returning to the WIFW stage after a gap of four years,...
  • Masand: 'Harud' is an important, delicate film July 27, 2012

    Cast: Mohammad Amir Naji, Shahnawaz Bhat, Shamim Basharat Director: Aamir Bashir Unlike so many Hindi films about the Kashmir situation, 'Harud', directed by Aamir Bashir is subtle and understated, and unfolds at a quiet, unhurried pace despite the urgency of the themes it addresses. So quiet and so slow, in fact,...
  • Designer duo ShantanuNikhil open WIFW 2012 February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil gave a head start to the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AutumnWinter 2012 with Bollywood actresses Dia Mirza and Sameera Reddy gracing the front seat. The designers, whose label is synonymous with luxury and known for elegance and sophistication, took the centre stage with...
  • Nostalgia, homeopathy, advertising on shelves September 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Narratives, dramas and the good life the book cart this week is a delight for those with a dreamy side. 1. Books: "An Autumn Melody"; Written by Sunaina Serna Ahluwalia; Published by Rupa & Co; Priced at Rs.195 Set in India and Britain, the novel is an account of...
  • Controversy brews over Srinagar lit fest August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Harud The Autumn Literature Festival, to be held in Srinagar Sep 2426, has stirred a controversy with a section of authors, filmmakers and intelligentsia from the state alleging the festival is an effort by the "repressive government" to gag the freedom of Kashmiris. The protesters have devoted a...
  • Will Prabal Gurung replace Galliano at Dior? May 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Christian Dior, the luxury goods group that is the main holding company of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is looking at nine possible candidates to replace John Galliano. Designer Prabal Gurung who had a good outing at the Autumn/Winter collection at the New York Fashion Week this year is...
  • WIFW: Anita Dongre blends East with West April 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Anita Dongre's collection for the Autumn/Winter Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2011 is a strategically chosen mix of Indian and western silhouettes. Her collection was on modern lines, teamed with broad leather belts and jockey caps. Most of the Indian brocades were defined with sleeker details underlined with black...
  • WIFW: Rajesh Pratap Singh's line is surreal April 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection this Autumn/Winter Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week presented an edgy approach to modern lines of construction. The metallic treelike installations were a valueadded feature to the show and went well with the look. Using experimental shapes, he took an outwardly approach towards existing mediums....
  • Aamir's film shot entirely in Kashmir July 27, 2010

    Actorturneddirector Aamir Bashir's film Harud (Autumn) has been shot entirely in Srinagar, Kashmir. Iranian actor Reza Naji plays the lead in the film. Reza has acted in Majid Majidi's films like Children of Heaven, Baran and Song of Sparrows for which he won Best Actor at the Berlin Film...
  • Delhi schools to remain closed during CWG February 15, 2010

    New Delhi: To overcome traffic congestion during the Commonwealth Games, schools in the national capital will remain closed during the mega sporting event, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Monday. The Delhi government sent an advisory to Delhi schools, both government and private, to reschedule school holidays for the academic...
  • Fashion designer Vikram Phadnis goes green March 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Drum beats, dancing models and a collection by Vikram Phadnis marked the opening of the 11th Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in the Capital. ...
  • Sneak peek at Ranna Gill's Fashion Week collection March 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Before the mad rush of the biannual Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week begins once again, designer Ranna Gill is adding a few finishing touches. The deadline for designing maybe over, but the photo shoot is vital too. After all, a picture speaks a thousand words. And being picture perfect...
  • Sameera Reddy sparkles for Swarovski December 21, 2007

    Mumbai: She might not be the brightest spark at the box office, but Sameera Reddy glittered all the way down the ramp at the launch of Swarovski's AutumnWinter collection, 2007. "I enjoyed it. When you are walking for a special brand like Swarovski, when you are wearing a special crystals, it's...
  • Meghalaya strums Dylan number for world record October 26, 2007

    Shillong: Bob Dylan's classic number 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' will reverberate in the hills of the picturepostcard capital of Meghalaya on Friday, when more than 2,000 guitarists will perform at a recordbreaking strumming session to break the current Guinness Book of World Records for guitar ensemble. "The response among guitarists is...
  • Rajeev's Recco: Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata August 3, 2007

    Widely regarded as one of the most important filmmakers that ever lived, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman found both bleakness and comedy, despair and hope in his masterful films that explored the human condition. His repertoire of films includes such gems as The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries which are popularly...
  • Sneak peek into Meera Ali's coat March 14, 2007

    New Delhi: Fashion designers Meera and Muzaffar Ali's AutumnWinter preview in the Capital is all about one model and one coat. And present for the preview was Meera to talk about her quintessential coat. My winter collection is about the quilted jacket, says Meera Ali. The long and quilted coat by the...