Posts tagged ‘Mumbai’

August 1, 2014

Highborns Inspire High Couture

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Monisha Jaising IICW 2014

Mumbai based designer, Monisha Jaising unveiled her  most recent couture collection with some gorgeous designs that stood out from the week’s shows.  The inspiration behind the collection was a little too broad and the result was a confusing to watch but nevertheless there were some real gems.

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August 25, 2013

Once Upon A Time Mumbai

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Mumbai used to be one of the safest cities for women… in Mumbai women can stay out late without worries.  These are a couple of comments I have heard repeatedly on the near blanket coverage of the recent Mumbai gangrape story.  A 22 year old photojournalist out on an assignment with a colleague was violently sexually assaulted by five men in the early evening of a central Mumbai area, albeit an abandoned mill.

A wake up call or is there a collective selected memory loss? 

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October 29, 2012

Starbucks Takes Rupees

Security guards and long queues…not often seen at Starbucks in the UK but this is the excitement around the American coffee giant’s first Indian outlet that opened in Mumbai.  Multinationals opening in new countries inevitably results in stories of soul selling and about Evil Globalisation, however, to an extent it seems to depend upon the company.

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July 9, 2012

Basically, I’m A Hero

There are not many places in the world where young men describe themselves as heroes or machos but India is one of them.  I haven’t been back in Delhi long and a friend mischievously warned me of her new physiotherapist who comes to her house every other day.  The encounter was hilarious.

A tight t-shirted, coiffured muscle man came in and started working on my friend’s shoulder while

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February 9, 2012

Cappuccino Walla

Starbucks is due to open its first store in India by the end of the year. Location; either Mumbai or Delhi. Watch out Bubbly, Starbucks knows your in town.

So can a nation that drinks 838 tonnes of tea a year be converted to coffee?

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