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This Independence day, celebrate freedom of movement as well

From contemporary designs to relaxed silhouettes, a list of stylish pieces that are anti-fit

Block-printed shackets are perhaps one of the best ways to stay stylish while being comfortable. By 23n69e.
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Block-printed shackets are perhaps one of the best ways to stay stylish while being comfortable. By 23n69e. (Instagram/23n69e)
Relaxed handmade co-ords are ideal for a day out in the beach or a day in working from home. By Wunderhaus 
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Relaxed handmade co-ords are ideal for a day out in the beach or a day in working from home. By Wunderhaus  (Instagram/ WunderhausPondicherry )
A handmade kurta set can be worn as loungewear or for a brunch with friends. By Ikai 
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A handmade kurta set can be worn as loungewear or for a brunch with friends. By Ikai  (Instagram/ikaibyRaginiAhuja )
Giving Khadi a contemporary uplift, hand-embroidered shirts make for a great day-to-evening garment. Plus, they are a good conversation starter. By Label Harago 
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Giving Khadi a contemporary uplift, hand-embroidered shirts make for a great day-to-evening garment. Plus, they are a good conversation starter. By Label Harago  (Instagram/ Harago )

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Photos: 66 years of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra's iconic dance drama

As Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra gets set to present the 66th edition of its annual dance drama, ‘Shri Ram’, here is a look back at its evolution through the years

The 66th edition of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra's annual dance drama, ‘Shri Ram’, is going to be presented in the open air lawns yet again this year. There is something enduring about the appeal of this musical showcase, which was first staged in 1957
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The 66th edition of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra's annual dance drama, ‘Shri Ram’, is going to be presented in the open air lawns yet again this year. There is something enduring about the appeal of this musical showcase, which was first staged in 1957
The first ever presentation of ‘Shri Ram’ in Ferozshah Kotla was choreographed by Narendra Sharma, who went to establish Bhoomika Creative Dance Centre in the capital. He also essayed the role of Ravana, while his wife played Sita
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The first ever presentation of ‘Shri Ram’ in Ferozshah Kotla was choreographed by Narendra Sharma, who went to establish Bhoomika Creative Dance Centre in the capital. He also essayed the role of Ravana, while his wife played Sita
The 1957 showcase was attended by many dignitaries including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
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The 1957 showcase was attended by many dignitaries including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Over the years, the dance drama has witnessed many changes, including the shift in the venue to the Kendra open-air lawns. Shobha Deepak Singh, director and vice chairperson, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, changed the narration from Awadhi to Hindi in the early 2000s to make it more accessible to public. 
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Over the years, the dance drama has witnessed many changes, including the shift in the venue to the Kendra open-air lawns. Shobha Deepak Singh, director and vice chairperson, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, changed the narration from Awadhi to Hindi in the early 2000s to make it more accessible to public. 
The choreography has also evolved to include performing and martial art forms such as the Mayurbhanj Chhau and Kalaripayattu. Staged over two hours and 40 minutes, the dance drama presents 28 key scenes from the Ramayana
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The choreography has also evolved to include performing and martial art forms such as the Mayurbhanj Chhau and Kalaripayattu. Staged over two hours and 40 minutes, the dance drama presents 28 key scenes from the Ramayana
Today the production is put together entirely in-house. According to Singh, for years, the Kendra students have been involved in the pre-production of the show, However, this time around they will actively participate in the show. ‘It is commendable that our costumes and jewellery are also taken care of internally by our costumes and ornaments Incharge Laxmi Kohli and Sohan Lal,’ she adds
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Today the production is put together entirely in-house. According to Singh, for years, the Kendra students have been involved in the pre-production of the show, However, this time around they will actively participate in the show. ‘It is commendable that our costumes and jewellery are also taken care of internally by our costumes and ornaments Incharge Laxmi Kohli and Sohan Lal,’ she adds

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Our favourite looks from New York Fashion Week

From Prabal Gurung to Tom Ford, designers presented garments that were all about celebrating the present

Big hair and a lot of shine perfectly sums the Tom Ford show. Bella Hadid showcases one such look here from his showcase.
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Big hair and a lot of shine perfectly sums the Tom Ford show. Bella Hadid showcases one such look here from his showcase. (REUTERS)
To find inspiration for his collection, Prabal Gurung said, in his show notes,  he ventured into New York City's outer boroughs, where ‘the style, the confidence, the nightlife and these younger generations evoked a familiar but new sense of unabashed authenticity that reignited the same fire my mother gave me as a boy.’ What emerged were stunning colourful garments that were all about celebrating life.
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To find inspiration for his collection, Prabal Gurung said, in his show notes,  he ventured into New York City's outer boroughs, where ‘the style, the confidence, the nightlife and these younger generations evoked a familiar but new sense of unabashed authenticity that reignited the same fire my mother gave me as a boy.’ What emerged were stunning colourful garments that were all about celebrating life. (AP)
How to give workwear a resort-style twist? The Michael Kors collection at the fashion week has a good answer. 
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How to give workwear a resort-style twist? The Michael Kors collection at the fashion week has a good answer.  (AP)
The Proenza Schouler showcase had several gorgeous ensembles with cascading ruffles, either spilling down the back of a dress or ‘dripping’ down a long sleeve. 
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The Proenza Schouler showcase had several gorgeous ensembles with cascading ruffles, either spilling down the back of a dress or ‘dripping’ down a long sleeve.  (AP)
After three years, Tommy Hilfiger returned to the runway with a new monogram and an edgier look.
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After three years, Tommy Hilfiger returned to the runway with a new monogram and an edgier look. (AFP)
Carolina Herrera's collection of lush florals inspired by ‘The Secret Garden’ inside Manhattan's Plaza Hotel was about celebrating the simple joys of life, 
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Carolina Herrera's collection of lush florals inspired by ‘The Secret Garden’ inside Manhattan's Plaza Hotel was about celebrating the simple joys of life,  (REUTERS)
Christian Siriano brought the elegance of old Hollywood glamour to the runway.
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Christian Siriano brought the elegance of old Hollywood glamour to the runway. (AP)

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Jean-Luc Godard: Champion of New Wave cinema

Director Jean-Luc Godard, who died yesterday at the age of 91, leaves behind a legacy of inventive and influential cinema

Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss director whose movies heralded the radical New Wave film movement of the 1960s, passed away earlier this week. Photo: Reuters/Christian Hartmann
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Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss director whose movies heralded the radical New Wave film movement of the 1960s, passed away earlier this week. Photo: Reuters/Christian Hartmann
Flowers at the home of the late filmmaker in Rolle, western Switzerland. Godard was hailed as one of the most influential filmmakers of the 20th century. Photo: AFP/ Fabrice Coffrini
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Flowers at the home of the late filmmaker in Rolle, western Switzerland. Godard was hailed as one of the most influential filmmakers of the 20th century. Photo: AFP/ Fabrice Coffrini
Godard at the press conference for his film, ‘Detective’ at the 38th International Film Festival in Cannes in 1985. A New York Times article by Vincent Canby, published on the film's release, stated: ‘Detective’ is pure Jean-Luc Godard, which means that it's a movie with its own distinctive look, and that it makes demands on its audience that will probably send a lot of people screaming into the night. Photo: AFP/ Ralph Gatti
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Godard at the press conference for his film, ‘Detective’ at the 38th International Film Festival in Cannes in 1985. A New York Times article by Vincent Canby, published on the film's release, stated: ‘Detective’ is pure Jean-Luc Godard, which means that it's a movie with its own distinctive look, and that it makes demands on its audience that will probably send a lot of people screaming into the night. Photo: AFP/ Ralph Gatti
‘Breathless’ was considered a pathbreaking film for the new techniques that it brought to fore and for its novel style of storytelling Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ www.affichescinema.com
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‘Breathless’ was considered a pathbreaking film for the new techniques that it brought to fore and for its novel style of storytelling Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ www.affichescinema.com
Godard with French actress Nathalie Baye during the presentation of his film, ‘Sauve qui peut (la vie)’ at the 33rd Cannes International Film Festival. Photo: AFP/ Ralph Gatti 
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Godard with French actress Nathalie Baye during the presentation of his film, ‘Sauve qui peut (la vie)’ at the 33rd Cannes International Film Festival. Photo: AFP/ Ralph Gatti 

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Old Hollywood glam rules Emmy red carpet

From Amanda Seyfried to Zendaya, the stars went all out for the 2022 edition of the event in Los Angeles

Actor Jean Smart, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for ‘Hacks’, opted for a simple, chic Christian Siriano gown.
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Actor Jean Smart, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for ‘Hacks’, opted for a simple, chic Christian Siriano gown. (AFP)
Zendaya, who won an Emmy for 'Lead Actress in a Drama' for her portrayal of Rue Benett in ‘Euphoria’, wore a glamorous Valentino gown at the after-party. 
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Zendaya, who won an Emmy for 'Lead Actress in a Drama' for her portrayal of Rue Benett in ‘Euphoria’, wore a glamorous Valentino gown at the after-party.  (AFP)
Amanda Seyfried, who wore a strapless Armani Privé gown, took home an Emmy for ‘The Dropout’.  
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Amanda Seyfried, who wore a strapless Armani Privé gown, took home an Emmy for ‘The Dropout’.   (AFP)
British actor Hannah Waddingham wore a pair of sparkly Dolce and Gabbana sneakers under a pink tulle gown by the Italian fashion brand.
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British actor Hannah Waddingham wore a pair of sparkly Dolce and Gabbana sneakers under a pink tulle gown by the Italian fashion brand. (AFP)

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How far are we from a world of self-driving vehicles?

Industry experts believe human touch may be needed permanently to help self-driving vehicles. Around the world, multiple trials for such cars are already underway

A view from inside a self-driving minibus during its trial operation in Guangzhou in China's southern Guangdong province on July 26, 2022.
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A view from inside a self-driving minibus during its trial operation in Guangzhou in China's southern Guangdong province on July 26, 2022. (AFP)
A self-driving shuttle is tested in the first self-driving public transport experiment in Turin, Italy, August 9, 2022.
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A self-driving shuttle is tested in the first self-driving public transport experiment in Turin, Italy, August 9, 2022. (REUTERS)
A self-driving minibus is seen during its trial operation in Guangzhou in China's southern Guangdong province on July 26, 2022.
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A self-driving minibus is seen during its trial operation in Guangzhou in China's southern Guangdong province on July 26, 2022. (AFP)
Zoox, a self-driving vehicle owned by Amazon, is seen at the company's factory in Fremont, California, U.S. July 19, 2022.
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Zoox, a self-driving vehicle owned by Amazon, is seen at the company's factory in Fremont, California, U.S. July 19, 2022. (REUTERS)
A man on a bicycle rides past self-driving taxis developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. on June 14, 2022, in Beijing. Baidu Inc. is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise to create self-driving cars.
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A man on a bicycle rides past self-driving taxis developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. on June 14, 2022, in Beijing. Baidu Inc. is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise to create self-driving cars. (AP)
A technician monitors the self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. on June 14, 2022, in Beijing. 
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A technician monitors the self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. on June 14, 2022, in Beijing.  (AP)
People walk past food delivery robot by Russian IT giant Yandex in Moscow on August 11, 2022. These self-driving robots began to work in Moscow in 2019. These relatively compact six-wheeled vehicles can travel on city sidewalks at walking speed and the weight of transported products can reach 20 kg.
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People walk past food delivery robot by Russian IT giant Yandex in Moscow on August 11, 2022. These self-driving robots began to work in Moscow in 2019. These relatively compact six-wheeled vehicles can travel on city sidewalks at walking speed and the weight of transported products can reach 20 kg. (AFP)
Wei Dong, vice president of Baidu's Intelligent Driving Group, speaks near a display showing the various prototypes of the self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. on June 14, 2022, in Beijing.
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Wei Dong, vice president of Baidu's Intelligent Driving Group, speaks near a display showing the various prototypes of the self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. on June 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP)

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The fashion show at Venice Film Festival

Celebrities celebrated flamboyance and elegance at the 79th edition of the annual film festival

Timothee Chalamet opted for a gender-fluid backless look, created by designer Haider Ackerman, as he arrived at the premiere of the film 'Bones and All' during Venice Film festival. 
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Timothee Chalamet opted for a gender-fluid backless look, created by designer Haider Ackerman, as he arrived at the premiere of the film 'Bones and All' during Venice Film festival.  (AP)
Jodie Turner-Smith channelled old Hollywood glamour in Harbison gown and Bvlgari jewellery at the Venice Film festival.
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Jodie Turner-Smith channelled old Hollywood glamour in Harbison gown and Bvlgari jewellery at the Venice Film festival. (REUTERS)
Sadie Sink went for an embellished Alexander McQueen gown with ruffles.
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Sadie Sink went for an embellished Alexander McQueen gown with ruffles. (AFP)
Laura Harrier opted for a sexy cut-out Saint Lauren dress for the premiere of ‘The Whale’
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Laura Harrier opted for a sexy cut-out Saint Lauren dress for the premiere of ‘The Whale’ (REUTERS)

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