Designer Gaurav Gupta campaigns to tackle Delhi’s deadly pollution

Designer Gaurav Gupta is campaigning to raise awareness about the city’s alarming pollution. (Amal KS/HT) Winter is passing, and the smog situation in Delhi, which makes daily headlines every year in the months following Diwali, has been put on the backburner. We aren’t talking about it, and we aren’t coughing and wearing masks, so it … Read more Designer Gaurav Gupta campaigns to tackle Delhi’s deadly pollution

Finally! The reason why Mona Lisa is smiling in her famed portrait decoded

The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa’s famous smile, is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read? Apparently not. In an unusual trial, close to 100% of people described her expression as unequivocally “happy”, researchers revealed on Friday. “We really were astonished,” neuroscientist Juergen Kornmeier of the … Read more Finally! The reason why Mona Lisa is smiling in her famed portrait decoded

Khadi body to promote banana leaf fibre apparels

The Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is facilitating production of various products including apparels, by extracting fibre from banana leaves, primarily in the eastern parts of India. Banana fibre will be used in making handmade paper bag, statues, pen stand, besides clothing, and are as exclusive and distinct as silk yarns. “We are promoting … Read more Khadi body to promote banana leaf fibre apparels

Paris plumes: feather motifs tickle the fancy at Dior high jewellery

As artistic director of Dior Joaillerie, Victoire de Castellane has never shied away from the alternative. So her latest stone of choice, and an enduring favourite, is the opal. It is, she says, ‘like seeing the earth from afar, the oceans, the archipelagos, and the reflections of stars on the ocean waves’. It is now … Read more Paris plumes: feather motifs tickle the fancy at Dior high jewellery