Al Marjan Islands – Ras Al Khaimah’s best kept secret

Part of the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is a secret destination waiting to be discovered. A complete holiday destination this is where you have archaeological sites, water sports, desert sands, world class shopping and more. Al Marjan a man-made island is located in Ras Al Khaimah in UAE and covers an area of 2.7 million square meters of reclaimed land that extends 4.5 kilometres into the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf. With a 23 kilometres water-frontage,

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Unique Diwali Traditions in India

Let There Be Light It is that month of the year when India gears up to celebrate arguably its most favourite festival – Diwali. So while you are getting ready here are some interesting stories, legends and customs that will give you food for thought. The festival of lights has an important connotation as it has a history that dates back to time immemorial. In fact Diwali traditions are deep rooted in mythology and refer to two of the most

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Review of Cafe Mangii, Orion Mall

Melange of Flavours What: Cafe Mangii Where: Third Floor, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Near Yeshwantpur, Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Phone: 080 22682213, 08022682212 Ambience: The 64 cover restaurant is done up in all shades of brown that lend it a natural sense of warmth. The best part is that it overlooks the manmade lake at Orion Mall so make sure you get a seat towards the end of the restaurant as it makes for a great setting to

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Fashion Front Row – Festive Collections Nov 2016

It’s the festive season and what better occasion than Diwali to give your wardrobe a makeover. Here are some picks from my stories in Femina Karnataka twin’s Nov-2016 issue. Choose from ethnic clothing, festive accessories and watches.

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How to care for your nails?

Nail It Right If there is one thing that can catch the other person’s attention when they meet you it is your hands. An important part of overall grooming, hands somehow get ignored. But the key is that a set of well maintained hands and nails always speak more than words. And if you are wondering how to take care of your nails, here is your ready reckoner. Nail Care Nail care is extremely important, but often it does not

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Ramsons – Automating the Apparel Industry

Automating Apparel The apparel industry needs several kinds of machinery to ensure that the final product is wearable. A recent development from the Government has given the much needed impetus to the apparel industry. The Cabinet, on June 22nd 2016 cleared a Rs 6,000-crore incentive package for the textiles and apparel sector to create one crore new jobs over the next three years and attract investments worth $11 billion and generating $30 billion in exports. Apparel industry body Apparel Export

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Sportswear Market in India

  If you had followed the recently concluded Rio Olympics closely, you would have observed that the athletes’ were all well dressed. In fact most sportspersons today pay attention to what they wear as well and this is naturally a niche apparel segment that is growing at a good rate. A report titled Sportswear Market in India 2015 by IMAGES F&R Research estimates India’s active sportswear market (including sports footwear, apparel and accessories) at Rs. 6000 crore, growing at 13%

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Private Labels – Apparel Trend

The fact that the apparel retail industry is seeing tremendous growth is a fact that cannot be disputed. And at this juncture, the entry of Private labels is shaking things up in terms of capturing the customer’s attention as well as market share. For the uninitiated, private label products or services are those manufactured or provided by one company as an exclusive offering under its varied portfolio and only sold through the company’s stores – offline or online. Options Galore

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Organic Cotton

  As a fabric that is natural, ecologically sensitive, cool and omnipresent, cotton wins hands down. The most important fibre crop of India, cotton is the backbone of the textile industry. In the wake of the environment sensitive wave, organic cottons are changing the way eco friendly fabrics are being weaved. India is one of the biggest suppliers of organic cotton.  India needs to recognize its own traditionally grown rain fed cotton which follows organic practices but it is languishing

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Reviving Traditional Fabrics

India Inspired! Revival of traditional Indian fabrics is seeing a new avenue – that in new age fashion clothing. Naturally these kinds of clothes are finding favour amongst apparel exporters as they reflect a slice of India’s culture. Twist of Tradition Traditional fabrics in contemporary silhouettes are definitely finding favour among today’s generation. The Indian Handloom Industry demonstrates not only the artistry of weavers but also the richness and diversity of Indian culture. “Best known for its distinctiveness, style, traditionalism

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