Monthly Archives: October 2008

‘Hardware makes our lives functional’

A critic once described designer Mukul Goyal’s work as “a purist’s expression of design with a little bit of fun added along the way”. As a home accessory designer, he has been known for blending traditional materials like dokra with contemporary expression. His signature brand ‘Mukul Goyal’ consists of gift items like photo frames, mirrors, lamps and small furniture.

In 1998, he launched his curtain hardware line ‘Tattva’. Now he is set to launch three new lines under the ‘Tattva’ brand. Goyal speaks to Kunal Majumder about the important of hardware designing and his plans for his collections. Read more »

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Style politiking of Sarah Palin

Republican vice-presidential ticket Sarah Palin’s dressing sense and style is making more buzz than some of the important issues in the US Presidential Elections. Her recent purchase of $150,000 worth of clothes from some up market fashion stores created a stir in the American politics. Kunal Majumder looks into her sartorial transformation from the quiet Read more »

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Former Finnish president Ahtisaari gets a Nobel for peace

Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has been named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2008. “Ahtisaari is an outstanding international mediator. Through his untiring efforts and good results, he has shown what role mediation of various kinds can play in the resolution of international conflicts,” said Ole Danbolt Mjoes, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Read more »

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Busy October for fashion designers

October is a busy month for the fash frat. While New Delhi will witness two fashion weeks, several designers will be participating at international events like the London Fashion Week and the Tranoi Fair. Spring/summer 2009 show The five-day Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring/Summer 2009 commences on October 15. Designer Manish Arora will Read more »

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‘We have always wanted to be good in quality not quantity’: Finnish Prez

Finland has been a successful story in the field of globalization and gender equality. Stuck between two large neighbours – Sweden and Russia, the country has evolved a pragmatic foreign policy. Tarja Halonen, President of Finland, spoke to the participants of the 17th Foreign Correspondents’ Programme on wide range topics concerning the country. Education and Read more »

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