Sari: The six-yard fabric goes the whole nine yards

November 3, 2013

This traditional Indian attire, which has also become a hit internationally with celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Naomi Campbell draping it, is giving the little black dress a run for money
Two days after the Indian sari store Kala Niketan opened its first international store in Dubai, I sat gloating about the three saris I had acquired — two from the said store and a blood-red chiffon number with chikankari which I’d coerced a colleague to buy for me on her recent visit to Lucknow — to a colleague when he queried: “How many saris can one really have?” Read more

Natalie Portman Swears By Gyrotonics Workout

September 10, 2013

Natalie Portman says a combination of gyrotonics and running around after her young son helps keep her fit.
Natalie Portman does gyrotonics to keep fit. The 32-year-old actress maintains her slim figure through a combination of jogging and gyrotonics – an exercise which combines elements of Pilates, Yoga, Tai-chi, and swimming – as well as running after her two-year-old son Aleph. She said: “I try to exercise. I jog and I do gyrotonics which is sort of like Pilates and is very good for the spine, Read more