CJI Ranjan Gogoi has no house, no jewellery and no vehicle in his name

The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has no house, no vehicle and no jewellery in his name while his predecessor Dipak Misra who retired from his post on October 1 owns a flat and some jewellery while his successor, according to assets declared by the two justices. Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief … Read more CJI Ranjan Gogoi has no house, no jewellery and no vehicle in his name

This Afghan fashion house is on a mission to preserve traditional textiles

Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan’s north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics — but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. Launched in 2006, “Zarif” — “precious” in Persian — commissions traditional cotton and silk from artisanal weavers, then employs … Read more This Afghan fashion house is on a mission to preserve traditional textiles

Kuwait’s new opera house catches fire

Flames ripped through Kuwait’s new opera house on Monday, just three months after the futuristic $770-million (£617.4 million) venue opened to the public. A thick plume of black smoke rose from the waterfront Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, television footage showed. Firefighters on a crane sprayed water onto the building, a structure covered with … Read more Kuwait’s new opera house catches fire

House of Dior: Fashion house’s Australian connection on display in upcoming NGV exhibition

More than 140 couture garments will go on display from the gallery’s own collection, the designer’s archives in Paris and international galleries including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The NGV approached the House of Dior three years ago about staging the exhibition to feature outfits from Christian Dior’s first 1947 Spring collection through to … Read more House of Dior: Fashion house’s Australian connection on display in upcoming NGV exhibition