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Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving the fashion industry after 50 years. Here’s a look back at the legendary designer’s career, from dressing Madonna to starting his own haute-couture house.

Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving the fashion industry after 50 years. Here’s a look back at the legendary designer’s career, from dressing Madonna to starting his own haute-couture house.

After 50 years in fashion, legendary designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has retired. The designer announced his retirement via Instagram on January 17, in which he said that his couture show during Paris Fashion Week would be his last. “I have opened all my drawers, taken back all my old collections,” he said in his goodbye note. “I have used [...]

February 2, 2020 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving the fashion industry after 50 years. Here’s a look back at the legendary designer’s career, from dressing Madonna to starting his own haute-couture house.

Citizens want Metro to stay off CMP, mind its own business

Citizens want Metro to stay off CMP, mind its own business

Citizens’ protests had led to shelving of elevated corridor projects Experts question validity of plan that proposes 90 km of elevated corridors With just a day left to submit suggestions for the Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP), citizen groups are questioning the legality of the vision document given that it is prepared by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), which [...]

January 20, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Citizens want Metro to stay off CMP, mind its own business

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google could have avoided this huge embarrassment if they had only googled to find out what lay ahead. (Illustration by C Sasikumar) Consider this: An external advisory council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) — essentially an ethics council to guide new technologies — set up by Google in the last week of March, being disbanded [...]

April 27, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

The last five years saw an unprecedented entrepreneurial boom in India with small to mid-scale start-ups proliferating at a dime a dozen rate. However, a new study reveals that not all men and women have benefited equally from this growth spurt which has remained largely male dominated. In a study called ‘Britannia Marie Gold Indian [...]

January 20, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

A self-taught designer cultivates her own style

A self-taught designer cultivates her own style

A wall of de Gournay wallpaper adds interest and a pair of small, convex mirrors help draw the eye up toward the bed’s canopy. Photo: Brittany Ambridge Clean. Fresh. Interesting. Unexpected. That’s what you get when you turn the pages of Houston interior designer Paloma Contreras’s new book, “Dream Design Live” (Abrams; $35; 240 pp.), [...]

August 31, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on A self-taught designer cultivates her own style

1800s toy factory finds new life as luxury home with its own race car shop: Cool Spaces

1800s toy factory finds new life as luxury home with its own race car shop: Cool Spaces

An 1878 toy factory has been given a new life as a luxurious residence, complete with its own race car shop and a 65-foot glass wall that overlooks a park. The converted Wolverine tin toy factory sits tucked away among other historic properties on the North Side of Pittsburgh, including department store magnate Edgar Kaufmann’s Romanesque-style townhouse next door. Brick sidewalks and street [...]

November 14, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on 1800s toy factory finds new life as luxury home with its own race car shop: Cool Spaces

Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Tech companies and Internet providers are poised for another dramatic showdown as the head of the Federal Communications Commission revealed a plan Wednesday for rolling back his predecessor’s rules mandating a free and open Internet. The proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai marks the first step toward undoing a key decision of the Obama era, [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Overcoming The Barriers To Successful Family-Business Transfers: Own A Transferrable Business

Overcoming The Barriers To Successful Family-Business Transfers: Own A Transferrable Business

In my prior post, Transferring Your Business To Family? First, Create A Written Roadmap, I suggested that successful transfers of family businesses share five critical elements. I’ve discussed the first, which is a written road map that (1) has the parent/owner’s financial security as its ultimate destination and (2) relies on performance benchmarks both to [...]

November 25, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Overcoming The Barriers To Successful Family-Business Transfers: Own A Transferrable Business

Banks to exchange notes only for own customers today

Banks to exchange notes only for own customers today

Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) on Friday said banks on Saturday will not exchange old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes with the new ones to perform other banking related duties, which have been on hold since November 8.   Senior citizens would be exempted from this restriction. However, a customer can still withdraw and deposit [...]

November 19, 2016 Saheli Uncategorized Comments Off on Banks to exchange notes only for own customers today

Nova Destinations draws its own wine trail across Northwest Pennsylvania

Nova Destinations draws its own wine trail across Northwest Pennsylvania

Lots of couples run their own winery. Walter and Katie Novosel run their own wine trail. It stretches like a fruitful vine over 18 west-to-east miles along state Route 208 in the Amish country of Lawrence and Mercer counties northwest of Pittsburgh. It also features stops for hard cider and craft beer and, soon, spirits, [...]

August 28, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Nova Destinations draws its own wine trail across Northwest Pennsylvania

The latest in Silicon Valley real estate: Your own chateau

The latest in Silicon Valley real estate: Your own chateau

Long before anyone worried about drones crashing through the front window, winemaker Paul Masson built a chateau in the hills above Saratoga. Now it’s for sale. You can have it for $7 million — not bad in the Silicon Valley real estate market, where paying upwards of $5 million for a house somehow doesn’t register [...]

August 27, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on The latest in Silicon Valley real estate: Your own chateau

Real Estate Strikes Out on Its Own in the Stock Indexes

Real Estate Strikes Out on Its Own in the Stock Indexes

A change is coming at the end of the month in the way stock indexes are classified. Real estate, now part of the broader financials category, will go out on its own. But before you yawn and say that the change seems akin to moving the deck chairs around on a ship, consider this: It [...]

August 27, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate Strikes Out on Its Own in the Stock Indexes