Fashion designers share horror stories of showstopper syndrome at LFW 2019

Fashion designers share horror stories of showstopper syndrome Once a raging trend, showstoppers today present a ‘Catch 22’ situation for the couturiers and are viewed as a necessary evil capable of killing a creative mind’s craft, believe veteran fashion designers. In a session titled, ‘The Voice of Fashion: Questions No One Asks’ on the third day of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, seasoned names such as Wendell Rodricks, Rohit Bal, Shahab Durazi, David Abraham of duo Abraham & Thakore and Rajesh Pratap Singh shared their experiences with the long-standing trend…

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Two weeks after being hospitalised, India’s ex-FM Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates

A multidisciplinary team of doctors is monitoring his condition. The health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), deteriorated on Friday, hospital sources said. On Monday, BJP veteran L K Advani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, UP Governor Anandiben Patel, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Delhi LG Anil Baijal and BJP lawmaker Maneka Gandhi visited the hospital to know about Jaitley’s health. BJP leader Uma Bharti visited the hospital to enquire about his health. Jaitley, 66, was rushed…

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Gadkari, Javadekar visit AIIMS to enquire about Jaitley’s health

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley (Photo: PTI) As former finance minister Arun Jaitley continued to be critical at AIIMS here, several leaders, including Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prakash Javadekar, visited the hospital on Tuesday to enquire about his health. On Monday BJP veteran L K Advani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Delhi LG Anil Baijal and party MP Maneka Gandhi among others visited the hospital to know about his wellbeing. The Additional Principal Secretary to Prime…

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How to pick the perfect job interview outfit, according to a ‘fashion psychologist’

Don’t know what to wear for your upcoming job interview? We’ve heard the same advice over and over again: “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” But how do you go about doing that? Browse the internet and you’ll discover countless advice on things like what colors and accessories to wear (e.g., black to convey power, red for passion and energy, a splash of white for simplicity, a bold tie for authority). But what if red makes you feel angry and white looks depressing to you? If wearing the “conventional…

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Phek Bn conducts motivational career management

Phek Battalion of Assam Rifles conducted an outreach programme for training and motivating local students preparing for entrance examinations to Sainik School and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Phek on August 17. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the programme was organised to spread awareness and motivate the students for seeking admissions to these premier schools for overall development to choose the appropriate career. The shortlisted and interested students will be provided with structured tuitions under the supervision of Phek Batallion of Assam Rifles. A total of 125 students, 19 teachers…

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How To Find Purpose At Work When Your Career Is Constantly Changing

You’ve defined purpose, taken stock of your days and crafted every aspect of your job. But more often than not, meaning isn’t found in a matter of moments, and even if it is, it’s likely that what you consider to be fulfilling today will change over the course of your life. “Individuals change, life circumstances change . . . and so too will your interests and goals,” says David Ballard, director of the American Psychological Association’s Office of Applied Psychology and Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. “It is important not to…

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Shocking Reasons Why Conformity Can Be Toxic For Your Career And Your Company

Do you go along with the pack and risk derailing your career? Or do you risk sticking your neck out and speak up? PHOTO BY DAVID ROTIMI ON UNSPLASH “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.”—Anaïs Nin When I was an undergraduate psychology major, I was required to plan and execute a psychological experiment. I replicated the famous Soloman Asch experiment (https://www.simplypsychology.org/asch-conformity.html) on how group pressure induces conformity in decision-making. I used common geometric shapes…

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Amnesty issues travel warning for US over ‘rampant gun violence’

A prominent human rights group has issued a travel warning for the United States following two mass shootings that killed 31 people in the states of Ohio and Texas. Travellers to the US should be “extra vigilant at all times and be wary of the ubiquity of firearms among the population,” Amnesty International said in a statement on Thursday. “Avoid places where large numbers of people gather, especially cultural events, places of worship, schools and shopping malls,” said the group, which advocates for tighter gun control measures in the US. It added: “Exercise increased caution when visiting local…

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Canadian fashion cashes in on gorpcore

TORONTO — Fashion is accustomed to fleeting trends, but gorpcore — a term coined by The Cut in 2017 to reflect the sudden ubiquity of fleece vests, puffer jackets and other staples of outdoor clothing in urban areas — is still going strong. Euromonitor International forecasts that the performance apparel sector will register a compounded annual growth rate of 3.5 per cent between 2018 through 2022, and luxury brands have taken note. Canadian brands like Canada Goose and Arc’teryx have benefitted from the demand for high-performance coats that can be worn both during a New York winter and an…

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The Best Books for Women Looking to Climb the Career Ladder

If you want to advance your career, learning from others’ experiences can give you a boost. PEXELS.COM Climbing the corporate ladder—particularly for women—can at times feel like you’re entering uncharted territory, where you’re suddenly forced to rely on guesswork and speculation. But advancing in your career doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) based on guesswork. Advancing your career can be studied and implemented by anyone in any industry, just by utilizing the analytical skills that most likely got you where you are in the first place. That’s why it’s important to…

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