India Masala

Fashion diary – clothes, controversies and a finale that wasn’t

March 29, 2010

Fashion consciousness has grown in a big way in the last 3-4 years, a fashion analyst told me. And judging by the crowds that throng the week-long Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, it would seem that most middle class citizens, given a chance (or a day pass) want to have a piece of the fashion fraternity tag on their chest, whether they have any clue about couture or not.

WIFW 2010: HIGHLIGHTS – Nandita Basu

March 29, 2010

Highlights from the Nandita Basu collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010 in New Delhi.

WIFW 2010: First day a no-show

March 24, 2010

Shows on the first day of India’s biggest fashion event were cancelled on Wednesday after organisers of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week could not furnish mandatory fire safety permits.

Has Bollywood run out of heroes?

March 18, 2010

Javed AkhtarAt the ongoing FICCI Frames conference, during a very engaging debate on scripts in Indian cinema, writer Javed Akhtar came up with an interesting observation.

Rahul Mahajan searches for the perfect TV bride

September 23, 2009

As India heads into wedding season, yet another celebrity is hoping to get hitched — with millions of people watching on prime-time television.

Fashion overdose: Do we need so many expensive clothes?

September 22, 2009

Whenever I have attended the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, it has always struck me as an event that is a little out of my league, but something that always gets the eyeballs.

A House for Mr Hashmi

July 31, 2009

When you are a Bollywood actor in Mumbai, doors open automatically — or at least so you would think. But as Shabana Azmi, Aamir Ali and now Emraan Hashmi have discovered, there are some doors which remain shut.

from India Insight:

Ambani rivalry spills over at shareholder meeting

July 30, 2009

Anil Ambani on Tuesday used an annual shareholders' meeting to lay into his older brother and the government for good measure, over the issue of gas pricing which is at the heart of the most recent spat between the fighting Ambani brothers.

Are Indian audiences ready for the truth?

July 24, 2009

There is something addictive about watching ‘The Moment of Truth’, the American TV show where contestants have to tell the truth to win cash.

from India Insight:

Star seeks groom on TV and other soaps

July 1, 2009

A new reality show in which a bunch of suitable men vie for the hand of Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant is an interesting twist on the prevailing custom of Indian men choosing their brides.