Find Authentic Dishes at Food and Fashion of India

Step into Food & Fashion of India in Nashua and your world will expand. Find all the necessary ingredients for Indian cooking, including those charming masala dabba, or metal spice containers. Owner Indira Shelat or her sister Smita will be happy to explain the variety of beans, grains and spices that are available and when they are used. In addition to dried and canned goods, there is a limited supply of fresh vegetables on hand. One wall of shelves is stocked with colorful Indian fashions too.

In the back of the shop, Indira cooks a limited menu of vegetarian Indian dishes in her unique style prepared for lunch and dinner. She was raised in South Africa, so her flavors are slightly influenced by a more worldly mix of ingredients. All dishes are prepared to go on a daily basis. Most of her dining clientele comes in on a specific weekday for their favorite dish.
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Top Indian Designers: 8 Fierce Leaders In The Fashion Industry

When most people in North America think of top fashion labels, the first names that probably come to mind are something along the lines of Valentino, Chanel and Prada.

But millions of people on the other side of the Atlantic think of Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi and Masaba. These are just some of the top Indian designers whose extravagant, fabulous outfits are sought after by South Asians around the world.

These fashion mavens dress some of the top Bollywood celebrities such as AishwariyaRai, Priyanka Chopra and SonamKapoor, in everything from traditional sarees to eccentrically patterned dresses.
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Outrage over Indian fashion shoot depicting a woman being sexually assaulted on a bus that mirrors infamous gang rape which shocked the world
A photographer has been accused of glamourising sex attacks after releasing a fashion shoot that bears chilling similarities to the gang rape of an Indian woman on a bus.

Raj Shetye's images entitled The Wrong Turn show a distressed woman in high-end clothing fending off male models on a bus.

In one of the pictures, a model holds her down on a row of seats while another appears to be kissing her on the leg.

The images have provoked outrage online with critics claiming MrShetye had based the shoot on the gang rape of a student in Delhi in December 2012 which led to widespread protests across the world and forced India to confront its culture of violence against women.
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Fashion trends to look out for in 2015

Bridal couture specialists, Abu Jani and SandeepKhosla are looking forward to a shift away from the anarkali. "Much as we love the eternal elegance of that garment, in 2015, we'll be experimenting with straighter cuts and multi-panels to achieve layering and volume," says Khosla. Jani says it's time for the cancan to stage an exit. "It's been done to death, whether in anarkalis or lehengas," he complains.

And expect a subdued colour palette with neutrals like beige and white ruling their collections."The ace designing team also predicts a return to classic cuts in wedding apparel, i.e., "saris, sherwanis and bandgalas will be favoured for cocktails and upper crust soirees. Saris with couture blouses are our bet for the look of the year."

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India Day brings food, dancing, bridal fashions to Worcester

On 152 Main Street in Shrewsbury sits a wide building on nearly 6 acres of land, with “India Center” printed clearly in all caps on the brick facade. This building is home to the India Society of Worcester, an organization of people from surrounding towns who gather to retain, facilitate, and foster the cultural heritage of India.

The Shrewsbury-based India Society of Worcester will host its largest ever India Day at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday, Aug. 15, the anniversary of India’s independence. The society has hosted this event annually for the past 27 years at the Italian American Cultural Center in Worcester, but decided to expand to the DCU with the expectation of over 5,000 attendees.
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