Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

Topic: Clothing

Ambedkar in a savarna mundu? Why Babasaheb’s clothes matter

Kerala debate on Ambedkar shows his suit is a signifier on multiple levels. Some link it to Buddhist enlightenment, others to the 1942 SC federation flag.

Size-inclusive brand ‘PowerSutra’ celebrates your hidden curves with its customised clothing options

With the aim to bring sustainable and affordable fashion solutions to the table, Dr. Pooja M founded PowerSutra which yields an option for customization of outfits for all sizes.

Wear Che Guevara, Johnny Walker and Gandhi on your T-shirts, but it says nothing about you

In ‘Consumerist Encounters’, Sreedeep Bhattacharya explores how our relationships & representations of commodities like T-shirts have evolved in urban India.

Saudi Arabia considers making ‘abaya’ optional for women as it looks to boost tourism

The idea that some women might cast off their abayas is causing uproar as rapid social change puts old fault lines between Saudi's liberals and conservatives under stress.

The great stagnation in clothing innovation needs to end

Imagine everyone having custom-made and custom-fitted clothing, perhaps with the aid of robot tailors, and readily available 3-D body scanning devices.

Can a Dalit wear Armani and Zara? Why most Indians would still say no

Ambedkar wanted to challenge the very idea of how a Dalit should look and, thus, chose to wear suits.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.