Last resort?



So, another fashion week, this time the India Resort Fashion Week in Goa, is now over. I was surprised to see some of the best things that a fashion week can possibly have at this fashion week, yet many things that I hoped it to have were missing as well.

Check this put: IRFW seemed to have a good support from the Goa government. Ministers, bureaucrats and local MLAs were seen attending some of the shows; Paris Hilton walked the runway for Shane & Falguni Peacock; many of the collections seemed very nicely made in the ‘resort’ish’ way as well.

Still, considering it’s a second time effort, organisers left plenty of things unattended and didn’t seem in a hurry to correct them. For instance, shows after shows there were seating issues for the media and other invited guests; inordinate delays in transporting that led to missing shows, etc.

However, despite all these, I felt that the event, if looked into a bit more seriously, has a lot of potential as the local government (one seldom gets help from the government when it comes to fashion events) is very supportive of this venture.

As the event is still in its nascent stages, hopefully it will fall in to the groove by next year.

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  • Nincompoop

    But I think VP Singh was comparatively quite clean as a politician. He may be an insecure person but was not corrupt.

    He cared for the backward and Dalit who had been denied justice for centuries. The implementation of Mandal Commission changed a lot. The dominance of Upper Castes and their disproportionate presence in administration, ended after it

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  • Gt12563

    If Rajeev Gandhi would have lived longer he may have done lot of good things for India.I do not think he was corrupt all these bofor talks are just to defame him.Since he is dead know we should leave him alone and let us pray peace for his soul.

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  • Anonymous

    See the funny side of news at site satiresofindia

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  • Fact

    Sujatha, you of all people know very well that there no permanent friends or foes in politics. The Congis are skilled in this game. While you are happy about the alleged ‘clean chit’ for late ‘clean’ Rajiv Gandhi despite Mr Quattrochi, you are most reluctant to accord the same courtesy to Narendra Modi who has been found personally clean by an SC appointed SIT no less. Double standards to put it mildly. However I expect no better from an HT hack.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OHJK3TTRTRYEPDELSMR45CBEVI Raghavendra K

    sujata what did your great leader rajiv gandhi do when thousands of sikhs were murdered by die hard congressmen after indira gandhi’s assassination?
    rajiv gandhi becomes secular for people like you even if he quitely watched murder of sikhs in delhi and murder of muslims in bhagalpur.

    stop these blatant double standrads atleast now.
    i knwo your symathies always lie with congress party.

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    THE PROGRAMMES YOU SEE ,REFLECTS IN YOUR WRITING ALSO.BETTER READ SOME SERIOUS BOOKS,SO THAT YOU CAN MOVE BEYOND THRILLERS.MAY BE YOU HAVENOT YET REACHED THAT AGE.

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  • Anonymous

    If I may suggest, please do watch Person of Interest by Jonathan Nolan.

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  • Anonymous

    If I may suggest, please do watch Person of Interest by Jonathan Nolan.

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  • h.mani

    Thanks Summit Bose,for so well researched thought.It is very sad,you had to write this when Singhavi saheb could have written a more balanced obitury,but then he would than be not bleeding heart liberal pseudo secular,won’t that be so?Thanks any way,I appreciate little truth in factless nation of yours.It counts wherever it may comes.Nice day

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  • h.mani

    Iwas at Madision Garden that day,it had nothing to do with India or Indian music,it had all to do with man’s brutality to fellow humans,and in US young caresand even today they do.NAM and Iraq War are our best expression of desent which we American are good at,with or without Indian music.

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  • s.asim

    what does vir Sanghvi kbows about classical Music or for that matter Pt. Ravi shanker. can he what are the characterstics of his Gharana. He is more adept in lobbying, he should concentrate. See how these people are getting back to public life-sanghvi,Barkha,Abhishek Singhvi just because public memory is short.

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  • ge

    Really?, You must be smoking Vir!

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  • Pravin shah

    Another piece of silly and wishful thinking. The West i.e the proverbial man on the street….considers India filthy,( it is !) backward ( surely yes…) corrupt ( read Ms Radia conversations !) and self-anointed repository of culture and civilization ( yes, read MMS)

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    EVEN NIRA RADIA MUST BE WONDERING OVER HER CHOICE AND ANALYTICAL ABILITY OF THE AUTHOR.NO WONDER SHE WAS CAUGHT.

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  • Swaroop Mitra

    @BoseJi, expecting pliable “dalals” to have any modicum of culture or a dash of intellectual honesty is as good as expecting the descendants of the Nehru/Gandhi vansh to have honesty in any molecule of their being.

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  • Octaviasmith

    Basically India is want to be part in the arctic circle.

    http://www.prlog.org/12112705-6pm-coupon-code-save-up-to-75-grab-the-chance.html

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  • Scholastiquesmith

    I think that India is so very popular country for the Arctic circle.

    http://www.prlog.org/12113774-guitar-center-promo-code-save-up-to-10-off-snap-shortly.html

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  • NSG

    why stop drones? they are doing a great job!!!!!!!! do terrorists have human rights? the day they kill another human being they relinquish their right to humanity and thus any law authority has the right to put an end his wrthless life…………..

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  • Anonymous

    This dilemma was once addressed in one of the blogs by this humble yours truly when got into an extensive duel with a certain blogger called BOBBY who happened to be a nuclear physicist.The topic was the justification of ATOM BOMBS on hiroshima and nagasaki.Bobby’s argument was japan was already on its knees and would have surrendered , I proved it conclusively quoting AKIO MORITA founder of SONY that IT WAS A NECCASARY EVIL.
    Now we hear KOREANS THINK IT WAS A DIVINE JUSTICE for the COMFORT WOMEN used by the *** military.Comfort women are korean women FORCED AS SEX SLAVES in service of japanese infantry.
    SAME I CAN HEAR A MILLION BANGLADESHI RAPE VICTIMS of 1971 war and ironically all the rapist were KHAN SENA in bagladeshi parlance , thus hailing from the very areas in NWFP where DRONES ARE DOING A MARVELLOUS JOB.
    Tasleema Nasreen’s aunt was raped by khan sena , she subsequently hanged herself.
    ISLAM RELIGION OF PEACE OR PISS
    also now shove the concept of UMMAH up your arse

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    engricn Reply:

    Tasleema Nasreen’s

    many indian respected writers tried to rape her also.this 5 times divorced women called tasleema nasreen is headache for society.if islam is bad become hindu.who stops this ***** to convert.she is tool in the hands of some foolish bengalees to defame islam.for them anybody writes some bad words for muslims or islam is HARDAY SAMRAT.u are unnatural people so always live on hate and lies.bloody idiots.

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  • Anonymous

    Zia my pal

    Give us also an article on how this Islamic shit has created havoc all over the world. They want the rule of Hafees saeed to prevail even over Lal qila. SO what is wrong with droning them?

    Remember Kandhahar. We had no solution to exterminate the scum. If Americans are doing our dirty work, you should celebrate and not cry.

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  • prashant saxena

    Zia,

    The awesome one (who refused to take Arabic lessons when he was a kid, and now we must all listen to his BS), as a moderate Muslim you probably agree that it is sad that innocents are being killed all over the world by Muslims who the moderates like you call terrorists. You will not and can not do anything to stop them.

    So, how can you ask for the US to stop it’s drone strikes, which admittedly and regeretably also have innocent victims?

    If you are indeed what you claim to be, launch a Jehad against terrorism. Clean your own house first, so called liberal.

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  • Faulitics

    Zia is fighting for the “human rights” of terrorists by protecting these terrorists while the drones are fighting for the human rights of the victims by attacking these fanatical Islamist terrorists. A drone is more humane and has a better understanding of justice than this Zia.

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  • Anonymous

    You are seeing things through the biased prism of a neo-convert. Every major terrorist strikes in the past few decades has an inspiration in the tribal areas of Pakistan. The war onterror is with an organization that unlike a nation, does not respect the conventions of war. This is a guerilla warfare. Sending in our troops to hunt the terrorists renders our troops as sitting ducks, when the terrorist blends in with the populace and landscape.
    And hence the justification for drone usage. That said the drones have been modelled on using precision guided weapons, thus minimizing the collateral. But then, if the regular population prefers to be in the vicinity of a terrorist, then US has no option. Contrarily you should blame the terrorists and their enablers for using the general population as shields and/or collateral to incite a public opinion against the fight on terror.

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    engricn Reply:

    believe me nothing can save them.

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  • Anonymous

    GOOD NEWS ! GOOD NEWS !! DRONES KILL TALIBAN LEADER !!!

    Even Pakistan celebrates as the leader of the scum called Taliban was killed by American drones. SO Zia , should you not celebrate?

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  • engricn

    94000 killed in syria in last 2 years also had mother and father.there was no blood from dead and on body of killer.he approached by mi15 few months back.

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  • engricn

    now americans are using drones in america on their own people.

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