24 November, 2014

Gorgeous Kashmiri Shawls

Winters symbolize warm, fuzzy, cuddly shawls, jackets and phirans- Pashminas, kanis, hand embroidered in Kashmir.
Check their facebook page here and the website here.
Established in 1950, they are the oldest and finest producer of Kashmiri shawls. Over the years they have gained the reputation of being the premier retailer of Kashmiri garments and handicrafts in India. Besides shawls, stoles, scarves and mufflers they are also known for their collections in the Kashmiri long and short jackets, pochu, phiran, throw (bed-linen), kafthan, tea cosy etc. 

Their long experience in the craft has only allowed them to develop the finest of pashmina (cashmere) shawls in the market. Other than pashmina (cashmere) they have wide experience and expertise in the different materials like wool, silk, linen, cotton, modal and various other blends.

Showroom address:
Kashmir Shawl Emporium
94, MM Janpath, New Delhi. India



See more designs and images. Also see the video of their fashion show in Paris.

Kumar Gaurav's daughter Saachi married to Kamal Amrohi's son Bilal

Kumar Gaurav's daughter Saachi, who is the grandchild of two legendary actors- Rajendra Kumar and Sunil Dutt, married Kamal Amrohi's son, Bilal. It was a small, private ceremony, attended only by close relatives and friends. The family chose it this way as Sanjay Dutt is in prison. Sanjay Dutt's sister, Namrata Dutt is Saachi's mother.



Bilal had recently made debut in a film named, "O Teri", produced by Atul Agnihotri. Saachi is a fashion designer and has her own label. The two have been dating each other for long.

Sussane Khan lambasts Bombay times

Hrithik Roshan's ex wife, Sussane is very upset because time and again she has been linked with Arjun Rampal. Apparently Bombay Times printed a news that linked her to Arjun Rampal and said that his wife Mehr Jessia Rampal is upset with this.
Bombay Times printed:
According to the leading daily a source close to Arjun’s wife Mehr revealed to them that Arjun and Mehr marriage has hit a rough patch courtesy Sussanne. This source goes on to say that two months ago Arjun and Sussanne allegedly took a trip abroad to spend time with each other which left Mehr devastated. Earlier Mehr was the one who has dismissed rumours about her husband’s alleged extra-marital affair with Sussanne, calling the reports “hogwash”.
Bombay Times then goes on to quote another unnamed source who is apparently close to Mehr, who reveals that Arjun has tried to bridge gaps between Sussanne and his wife but to know avail. Mehr’s friendship with Sussanne (earlier they were ‘soul sisters’) has soured for good.
Sussane has released a press statement which reads:
“It is with great disappointment I have read Meena Iyer’s article today, titled, “Is Arjun to blame for the Mehr-Sussanne friendship taking a severe beating.”
This piece is an example of speculation and rumor mongering. Not the slightest effort was made to reach me to ask for my inputs into an article that deals with my life.
Arjun and Mehr are friends and have been for years. To poison a relationship such as this is malicious behavior. I have, with Mehr, earlier stated in the same paper that there is no truth to the claim that Arjun and I are anything more than friends.
I have begun a new phase in my life with hopes and expectations. As I work to establish and grow my work I am fully concentrated on my career. Today, my time and energy is completely consumed by my children and my work. My family, who have been beyond supportive, are now the foundation of my life.
I never was and am not an idle Bollywood wife who has all the time in the world to spread canards and lies that damage relationships and lives.
My heart goes out to Arjun and Mehr who are needlessly being drawn into this. I appeal to all responsible members of the press to look at this in a fair manner.
I have emerged stronger and focused and I pray that better judgment prevails in all those who wish to create a scandal where there is none.”
Hrithik and Arjun have supported her and tweeted today



Priyanka's video released about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan



Prime Minister Modi nominated Priyanka Chopra as one of his Navratna. She says she wants to do something that she can sustain. She chose a place in Versova where she had shot while shooting for Agneepath and set of basti was put there. She realized that people live on mounds of garbage. She dutifully took up the challenge wearing cute pink gloves. She told helpers who were not wearing chappals not to help her. There was at least 10 feet of garbage over the years. She said she will make sure to put all her resources to rehabilitate the people who lived there. She said Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is about changing the whole mindset and not just cleaning the place and thinking that my responsibility is over.

Prime Minister Modi applauds Priyanka in his tweet for her effort to create Swachh Bharat.


Priyanka has nominated Sun Founfation's Vikramjit Sahney, that supported her in the drive, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Pranoy Roy, Vikram Chandra and team from NDTV, Madhur Bhandarkar, IIM-A students and faculty, taxi union and auto rickshaw union of Mumbai, Lions club Mumbai, Kanika Sadanand.