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Would love if someone imitates our designs: A&T's David Abraham

New Delhi , March 27

David Abraham of brand Abraham & Thakore (A&T), whose designs have been acquired by Victoria & Albert Museum in London for its permanent collection, says he has no qualms if a local shopkeeper imitates his designs as he feels that's how fashion will move on.

Malini Ramani, Rina Dhaka unfold winter story on AIFW ramp

New Delhi , March 27

It was time for the darker shades of winter to take over the ramp of the Amazon India Fashion Week here, with designers Malini Ramani and Rina Dhaka taking to the stage to present their collections with a recurring naturalistic theme, tying them up together.

Atul Keshap named US envoy to Sri Lanka, Maldives

Washington , March 27 After Richard Rahul Verma, who is the US ambassador to India, yet another Indian American has been named the country's envoy by President Barack Obama. Atul Keshap, a senior Indian-American foreign service official, has been named as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

European Imams join forces against extremism

London , March 26 Imams from Britain and Europe gathered here on Thursday to condemn the atrocities taking place in the name of Islam and issued an appeal to all Muslims to reclaim the "digital space from those who wish to tarnish their faith".

Youth cuts tongue for India's victory

Chennai , March 26

In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a village temple seeking divine help for India's victory against Australia in the World Cup semi-final on Thursday.

X-ray films, snap hooks: Abraham & Thakore get into recycling mode

New Delhi , March 27

Designer duo Abraham & Thakore's (A&T) showcase of their autumn-winter 2015 range at Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) was all about recycling material in a contemporary way. Old saris and fabrics were layered and hand-stitched together to make something afresh.

President greets nation on Ram Navami

New Delhi , March 27

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted the nation on the eve of Ram Navami, the Hindu festival that marks the birth of Lord Ram.

AIFW: Samant Chauhan makes white-hued 'Rajputana' statement

New Delhi , March 27

Weaving a story around Nepal's tradition of worshiping female energy and tranquility, designer Samant Chauhan brought his collection "Rajputana Kumari" on the runway of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week with a subtle use of white hues.

AIFW: Hemant-Nandita bring Gulmarg's rustic beauty on ramp

New Delhi , March 26

The scenic beauty of Kashmir has always been a source of inspiration for many designers but the Hemant-Nandita duo took it to a different level, showcasing the timeless allure of the state's Gulmarg resort through their range that personified undying techniques, delicate embroideries, scenic beauty and extravagant handicrafts and clothing.

Indian restaurateur faces manslaughter charge in Britain

London , March 26

An Indian restaurant owner in Britain has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a customer after eating curry prepared at the restaurant, a media report said on Thursday.