A big catastrophe on Fashion Industry due to Covid-19

Covid-19 has provided a big setback to the fashion industry as a whole. With 40% of the apparel industry of America being handled by China. After the pandemic attack the supply chain has got dismantled. Another help can be taken up by Vietnam, but even for that purpose cloth is needed.Thus US market is discovering new ways to get rid of this situation.

The fashion industry is dependent on other countries in some or other ways. Due to lockdown in countries like India, Bangladesh where the labour is too cheap companies are finding it difficult to operate. 20% of the world is behind the barred locks and still struggling to meet up the condition. Italy, UK, France are totally under dark. Covid–19 has even stumbled the greatest names of fashion industry such as British Fashion Council, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Camera Nazionale della Moda and the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. Even their hands are tied up and are in need of great help from counsellors, designers, labours, supply chain and all the associated people.

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As China is now stepping back to normal conditions still there is a lot of fear among the industries whether to include China in the supply chain and production or not.US factories do not have that potential to withstand with Asia’s market and they are thinking of taking help from Africa. Between all this SMEs are getting a hard hit ,especially the retail industry. As all the non-essential items have got a stretch in backward direction from the government.

Big brands such as Australia Fashion Week, Bridal Fashion Week, New York, Milan Fashion Week Fall 2020, Paris Men’s Fashion Week and Couture Week, Shoptalk Conference and other shows and conferences have either got cancelled or postponed. According to Dow Jones Industrial Average opening has seen a down of 20.3% which is 23,553.22 points on 12th February 2020.

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are requesting the government to stop the sailing boat of fashion industry by including $2 trillion in economic bill and making the industry busy in the production of masks. They also raised the concerns of joblessness of people such as of Make-up Artists, Tailors, Designers, Photographers, etc. These set of people are tensed for their job and salary decrement due to the losses companies are incurring.

According to an estimation done by Italy’s business lobby Confcommercio, the industry will bear a loss of £6.7 billion and a decrease of 11.3% in consumption in 2020. The CFDA and Vogue joined forces to launch A Common Thread, an initiative to repurpose the $700,000 originally meant to help emerging American design talents through the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. BFC has also put in £1 million to support the students and young designers.

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All the fashion designers are seeking help of counsellors about how is the market going to react, what measures can be taken up to control all of this hustle, what do with logistics and supply chain. Everything is unpredictable at this stage and support from all around the world and government. Will online platforms be able to sail through this loss? Will focus on digital innovation help in boosting the industry…. Are the unsolved puzzles still stuck in the mind of counsellors and designers?

How fashion in 21st century is about rebellion and empowerment

What to wear would be the most difficult question we must be asking ourselves in the present day. That is precisely because clothes not only represent beauty and comfort, but also resemble culture and what we stand for in the current world of chaos and confusion. This is because today we use our bodies to get our word across. We fight for equal rights and equal pay, we fight for freedom and constitutional rights despite getting injured and beaten up. This is why designers around the world have been embracing powerful themes in their work that resonate with the society.

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“This season I was thinking about the tension between refinement and rebellion” says the infamous Victoria Beckam. Her collection this year was inspired by spirited women who showcased powerful attitudes and unabashedly contributed to movements around the world, staying at the forefront of all of it while juggling with their everyday lives. This also reflects in the kind of silhouettes, colours and patterns that go into creating a single piece. Today, the designs are more intricate and colours are bolder. This may be due to the fact that the nature of human beings in the society can no more be predetermined. Taking the case of women, on one hand she is the fragile and worrying mother of her child and in the next moment she is seen relentlessly fighting for her rights. Therefore the intricacy represent the soft interior which is too mild to notice in the face of the bold exterior but nevertheless a prominent part in putting everything together. Also, the themes often represent the tribute paid to a section of society to empower and strengthen them.

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In India, one of the designers that caught my attention in this regard has been Sabyasachi Mukherjee and the show he helps host, Band Baaja Baarat. Marriage in India represents the most important transformation and moment in a women’s life. Over the years the show has come to represent the way in which women view what they wear in terms of the colours and designs they choose. In the earlier times women preferred only red and heavy designs as per their parent’s approval. Rather, we now see them as beings with utmost clarity on how they want to look from head to toe while embracing different colours and silhouettes.

I remember the red veil being gently cast over the infamous boxer Babita Phogat’s head, her rugged and coarse exterior and her scars shining bright in the face of all the glam and glitter. Her face in that moment did not have the blush and shyness that overcome the brides in general but was consumed by the strength and power of a boxer. And so her clothes and jewellery represented that. The representation of such women that exemplify extraordinary strength and power is fashions way of creating a movement that will go down in history for years to come.

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When women once wore cloths to cover their bodies, today we wear them to showcase the beauty of our bodies. We wage wars in them; we change the course of our life in them. Clothes have become a statement. Like my mother once said to me, “There is meaning in fashion, find the one that suits you and walk with confidence.”

G Venket Ram recreates Raja Ravi Varma’s Paintings For his 2020 Calendar Photoshoot

G. Venkat Ram and his 2020 calendar with eleven actresses and dancers has been making headlines for a while now for having recreated Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings for a charitable trust, NAAM founded by actor-director Suhasini Maniratnam. This was to celebrate, “the spirit of Indian womanhood” he said. As many as 11 women including Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Shruti Hasan, Khushbu Sundar, Ramya Krishnan, Lissy Lakshmi, Nadia, Lakshmi Manchu, Piryadarshini Govind, Shobana Chandrakumar, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Chamundeshwari collaborated with Venket Ram to finally bring in photographs what Raja Ravi Varma once painted on a canvas. The calendars were limited edition and were launched with the booklets at The Folly, Amythest in Chennai on February 3, 2020. The money received from this was then used to raise funds for single women from the underprivileged section of the society, to empower them. 

The post production was handled by Disha Shah while Amritha Ram saw to the styling. Prakruthi Ananth did the make up and hair styling while the calendar was designed by Padmaja Venket Ram. The entire unit got together to recreate these masterpieces.

G.Venket Ram recreated a portrait of Maharani Lakshmi Bayi, the senior rani of Travancore with Chamundeshwari.

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Shruti Hasan collaborated for the recreation of two of his paintings, one of which was Radha in Moonlight.

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Ram and Nadiya came together to showcase the private lives of women from different social backgrounds

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Samantha Ruth Prabhu, another South Indian actress stood as an expecting mother holding a fruit in her hand. The fruit is seen as the symbol of a new life.

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Ramya Krishnan depicts Damyanti who is listening to the tales of Nala from a swan, lost in her imagination.

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Khushbu in her picture stands holding a tray of fruits portraying a Maharashtrian woman who just came back after a temple visit.

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Shobana Chandrakumar appears in the ‘there comes papa’ portrait of the painter’s daughter itself. It is supposed to be Raja Ravi Kumar’s daughter Mahaprabha.

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Aishwarya Rajesh sits for a portrait of a woman who is high minded. She mostly represents The Rani of Padukottai in the photograph.

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Lissy Lakshmi was photographed for the portrait of a royal woman from the state of Kerala.

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Another one was Shruti Hasan’s depiction in the calendar includes the portrait of the Rani of Karupum.

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One of these many women was Lakshmi Manchu who was photographed as Rani Chinnabai the first, after whom the Lakshmi Vilas Palace in Tinjore is named.

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Last but not the least, Priyadarshini Govind was a modern, intellectual Bengali lady in her photograph, Kadambari.

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All the photographs look exactly like the paintings in terms of the colour scheme, and the setting making it even more realistic.

Women from the Margins : from Faustina Mary Fatima Rani to Bama

Who isn’t aware of Chetan Bhagat, Durjoy Dutta, Nikita Singh or Ravinder Singh? Many people would also consider their work high popular culture but is it so? Moving ahead, we have many other Indian authors that many have no idea about but they exist, oh how they exist. These authors that do not make it to the mainstream survive on the margins but what are these margins? Who are these authors? And why are these authors on the margins? We will narrow down our answers to Bama and through her, see who these women from the margins are. Bama was not just an author but a Tamil feminist, committed teacher and a novelist. Bama was born as Faustina Mary Fatima Rani in a Dalit, Christian household with four more siblings. After having struggled a lot to study, she decided she would become a nun and work for the poor children, so no one faces what she faced in her life, basically the poverty and the discrimination.

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But why is it important to talk about her, what makes Bama different from Chetan Bhagat or Durjoy Dutta? Bama comes from the margins, while these authors are in the mainstream culture. Now, why is Bama on the margins? There are so many layers of discrimination that push her further out from the mainstream culture. Bama is a woman writer, and no matter how much one denies, women have till date faced a lot more difficulty in being accepted in the mainstream than a man ever did. Minorities have always lived that way and Bama has been in a multilayered minority. Bama is also a Christian in a country filled with Hindus and Hindutva. So, she moves outwards, away from the centre towards the margins. But that’s not it. Bama is also a Dalit christian, which means even in the community of Christians, she is marginalized and discriminated against. Bama was also a Tamilian who wrote in her local language with translations to her work and thus, never got the fame she deserved. Thus, Faustina Mary Fatima Rani had to write under a pen name, Bama, so that she can expect, at least expect to be accepted. So Bama exists on the peripheries of Indian literature and in no way can she be brought to the centre and yet her work can be.

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Bama is the author of her autobiography, Karukku (1992) , Sangati (1994) and Vanmam (2002), along with two collections of short stories, Kusumbukkaran (1996) and Oru Tattvum Erumaiyum. Karukku , her autobiography has been translated from Tamil into English by Lakshmi Holmstrom, recipient of Crossword Award for translation twice. It is also considered the first autobiography by a Dalit woman writer. Her novel explores more themes in marginalized India. What is interesting is that her work has been not only translated in English but German, French, Telugu and Malyalam. It is time we brought such writers from the margins, if not to the centre, then at least towards recognition so that we come across more fruitful and good literature to read. It is about time these hierarchies were broken and these writers given a chance to be in the popular culture. 

From Paris men’s fashion week to haute couture; Covid-19 shattering Fashion Shows & Apparel Industry

In the depths of despair of quarantine measures followed around the world due to Covid – 19 pandemic; fashion industry slump can be seen clearly visible as the industry’s fashion weeks in Paris, Milan and London are repealed.

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The board members of Federation de la haute couture et de la Mode publicize on Friday announced that Paris men’s fashion week which was destined to happen from June 23 to June 28, and Haute Couture week, likely to happen from July 5th  to 9th   July stands cancelled.

According to the group, The Federation is working with its members on possible digital ways”. The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana also announced a week postpone of Milan Fashion Week from 19th June to 23rd June 2020 and now it will get merged with City’s women wear in September 2020.

British Fashion Council is also looking for digital ways such that they can prevent reschedule. Due to national lockdown, increase in death rates, setback from Italy, the world is getting affected. The Paris men’s and couture weeks are the upcoming fashion events to be cancelled. No one knows what’s going to happen next. Even adding brands, coming up with new collection is not going to make up for this loss, says Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Federation Francaise de la Couture.

Digital ways of selling the collection is still on but in this crisis nobody is going to pay attention towards the collections and fashion. All the innovative ways of online promotion are going into vain. Brands are draining at a very faster pace. The past fashion events of this year also did not turn up with good revenues. Shanghai Fashion Week, held past week designers live streamed from studios. Digital showrooms such as Nuorder, Joor and Ordre which allow buyers to view the virtual collection, may play a big role.

All the retailers across US and Europe have been forced to shut down their physical stores with no sign of reopening date. Couture is a big hustle at this stage. Luxury goods have come at stake as now the business model is not at all holding good. Since there are no fashion weeks, fashion shows the revenue model has flopped. The high net worth clients who were crazy about luxurious and sassy items have slashed down. People who even spend $100,000 with just a click are behind the walls due to covid-19.

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After the better condition which has come out in China, a zoom show can still be done. Asia can be a ray of opportunity in near future but this season has become a total flop and it’s definitely going to take time to heal. Hope this situation comes into control soon, so that everyone can get back to their normal routine.

Covid-19 Outbreak : Ralph Lauren to produce masks, isolation gowns

Ralph Lauren is an American billionaire who also happens to be a fashion designer and a businessman, mostly known for his Ralph Lauren Cooperation which is a global multi billion dollar enterprise. Ralph Lauren is the 102nd richest person in the United States of America as of 2019. No one in the fashion industry will ever be unaware of his name and status in the field. He has been the recipient of various awards and honours in the Fashion World including many Coty Awards, America Fashion Award, entering the Coty Hall of Fame, Retailer of the year in 1986 and the CFDA award among a few. Ralph Lauren Cooperation has not only brought to us a series of clothes and fabrics but various fragrances launched at Bloomingdale’s in March 1978. This was the first time ever that two fragrances had been introduced for men and women separately by a designer.

In this time of global panic, when the entire world is in a lock down due to a pandemic, many brands have come up to provide help and support. Many fashion brands including Louis Vuitton, Prada, Crocs and Sephora have started coming up with ways to help the world during the spread of Corona Virus. All these fashion brands are providing medical overalls, hand sanitizers and face masks to the people out there. Ralph Lauren has come up with such an initiative too. Ralph Lauren would very soon start with the production of medical face masks and isolation gowns to lend a helping hand in these difficult times that our world is going through presently. The Brand will go ahead and start with their manufacturing of 250000 masks and 25000 gowns as per the statistics. Not only this, Ralph Lauren will also be donating a huge sum for the relief fund and in response to the pandemic. This charity arm was initially known as the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation.

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Ralph Lauren announced on the 26th of March stating that the cooperation will be providing these masks and these isolation gowns to the people who deal with patients of Corona Virus on a daily basis, mainly the doctors, nurses and other such professionals in the United States of America. These healthcare workers were to be provided by scrubs and gowns in the initial thought by the cooperation. They have further built on the idea and come up with isolation gowns. Not only this, the company has decided to pay their share to World Health Organization Covid-19 Solidarity Relief Fund. The brand has also decided that it will support the dying fashion industry through this pandemic by committing to the Council of Fashion Designers of America. This will prove to be a great relief to the Vogue Fashion Fund of America.

How coronavirus outbreak is affecting fashion industry globally

The world has been through phases of recessions, world wars and what not, and yet fashion has always come out alive, always more than before. However, Covid-19, commonly known as the Corona Virus has had an even striking effect on the Fashion industry bringing the graph to a descending halt and the life of such Multinational Companies to a standstill. It is astonishing to see what ways these big companies are opting to survive this virus. So how did a man eat a bat and cause the entire fashion industry to struggle to survive, let alone bloom.

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Covid-19 is a virus that is spread throughout the world and has brought the world to a lock down. The streets have gone empty, offices have shut down, schools are closing for an unimaginable period and people are locked in the comfort of their own homes. In the comfort and joy of being at home, people have stopped buying anything at all and fashion products have had to face a huge loss. People have turned towards sweatshirts and sweatpants, using only clothes for leisurewear and thus, these companies have started resorting to selling other things too.

The fashion and luxury sales including the accessories and apparels have seen an overall decline of about 15% for the first time in the past decade. This crisis, for obvious reasons, differs in various countries and cities depending upon the population, demands and products, but overall has shown a great decline. Sales in North America have been hit hard because of the above mentioned factors. Countries like China that are now recovering from the virus are also rapidly gaining stability in the market and thus Fashion industries have started gaining a hold over them. So even though it is not a permanent damage, yet it manages to bring down the economy of all the affected countries. It has been compared to the recession in 2008 by various people after having an unfortunate introduction to the lack of sales.

These difficult times can also be compared to those during the world wars when women demanded a deviation in the fashion through the clothes they wore. That too broke apart the Fashion industry for various reasons but presently, the situations has worsened because of the lock down. The lock down has not only forced people to stay inside their homes but has forced a shut down on various malls, shops and boutiques causing the entire unit to starve for sales and money too. Kimberly Chrisman- Campbell, a fashion historian claimed that during such difficult times people often normalize changes and thus a change towards leisurewear would mean normalizing it and thus a blow for the fashion trends.

The virus has also managed to shut down everything, from an access to fashion to fashion weeks. Paris Men’s and Haute Couture Week has been cancelled due to the same. It might be for the first time in the last decade that fashion weeks have been cancelled. Designers are looking for alternative methods and ways to present their collections to the world. Shanghai Fashion Week has gone digital over Alibaba to refrain from making losses. Thus, not only are designers in a fix but everything and everyone has turned towards digital media making it the largest platform to showcase anything presently. The world is going digital and so is Fashion.

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But this is not all. Many Fashion related companies and various beauty brands have resorted to selling coronavirus marketed products to neutralize their losses. H&M and Zara have started selling medical products including face masks and hand sanitizers to not lose their customers. The french Multinational company LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Sephora have also decided to make about forty million face masks from China and provide funds for deliveries initially. Prada too has started with making masks and medical overalls. So when Fashion wasn’t sufficient, all these multinationals resorted to charity for the same.

Allegory of unheard Dongria Kondh’s (tribal) of Odisha

Under the canopy of Niyamgiri Hills situated in Odisha resides an endangered and unheard group of tribal known to be Dongria Kondh. The forests of Rayagada and Kalahandi are home to 8000 tribals. For these tribals, the hills are home to their God Niyam Raja. These hills are situated miles away from the hustle of city, behind the woods. Since generations, these tribal groups are breathing in this fresh air and sustaining on the fruits, vegetables, cultivation and by practicing horticulture. They spend their time together by singing, dancing, chanting old mantras, weaving, knitting and helping each other. They were elated in their own tiny world till Vedanta came into their lives.

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It all started back in June 2003, when Vedanta Limited signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Odisha Mining Corporation for the construction of a 1 MPTA alumina refinery to obtain Bauxite. Tribals were clearly aware of the fact that any mining activity would ruin their livelihood. It would disturb their way of living and also the wood and hills.

After all the legalities done by Vedanta, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) stated that Vedanta should take clearance from Niyamgiri before putting the refinery into operation. Vedanta showed up all the efforts it could, from head to toe to make it happen but with violations and inconsistencies. The suspicious activities of Vedanta did not last long and was caught by CEC (Central Empowered Committee). After the whole case, started coming into the eyes, Biswajit Mohanty of Wildlife society of Orissa filed an application against Vedanta. After a rigorous legal fight between Vedanta which had a back of government authorities and various environmentalists. Vedanta got a clear cheque to mine bauxite at the hill top.

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Aftermath, the wind of mass movement began by the tribal group of Dhongariya Kondh. They tried to stop Vedanta by stating “It was their sacred land” and also appealed to the government authorities. The tribals blocked the hills, came on roads started singing and dancing on the roads with weapons. In January, 2009 these tribals blocked the ways of the employees of Vedanta. With time women and men from agriculture background also joined hands and started to protest. International organizations also started by support the Dhongariya’s and began divesting from Vedanta.

In 2010, government and MoEF exposed Vedanta and laid down all the violations they have attempted against environment. Orissa Mining Corporation again tossed the coin and Vedanta was at a win state. The tribals regularly rallied and stood stiff against Vedanta.

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Finally in 2018, the rejected appeal of mining ban which gave a green signal to Vedanta was pondered over again by the government. They finally felt that the decision taken by them was wrong somewhere. 12 gram sabhas, officials of Vedanta were called collectively from the State Government. There was a unison “NO” and finally tribals got their land back.

This is an allegory full of agony unheard by all. There was no media coverage, no newspaper highlights, and no live telecasts. Finally, Dhongariya’s got their sacred land back.

Journey from “Five Point Someone” to “3 idiots”; losing Bhagat in the way

3 Idiots directed by Rajkumar Hirani is a 2009 Bollywood movie which is supposed to be the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘Five Point Someone’. While Bhagat’s novel did well commercially, it did not manage to receive good critical acclaim. Critics went as far as calling Five Point Someone “fast food literature” and “bollywood on paper”, claiming that it acts as an anecdotal alone and when adapted into a movie, the movie would need a plot, establishing the fact that the novel lacks a proper plot. While the movie is considered the adaptation of the novel, a lot of variations in the two makes it difficult to think so. In the making of the movie, names, relations, and even the ending has changed, thus losing the essence of what Chetan Bhagat had written for his readers and expected the movie to show the audience. However, the movie proves to be an international success while the novel is hardly known to anyone if not for the movie itself.

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The movie as well as the book is narrated by Farhan/Hari  such that we soon figure out that the protagonist of the story is in fact Rancho/Ryan. Another friend in their trio is Raju/Alok whose character hardly covers any distance from the book to the movie, one might as well confuse them for two totally different characters if not given the liability of the family on the character. The book has comparatively fewer episodes that include Professor Viru Sahastrabuddhi/Professor Cherian. The movie forms its shape and structure based on Professor Sahastrabuddhi’s actions and thoughts. His daughter Piya/Neha has a different outlook altogether in the movie and the book. Similarly, the movie spares more action to Chatur/Venkat than the book manages to.

Farhan narrates the movie to the audience from the time he joins IIT to become an engineer after being pressured by his parents to do so, while he himself wants to pursue a degree in wildlife photography. As the movie moves forward, he remains a major character as one, he is our tie to their past and the present where the movie is taking place, and two, as he develops as a round character throughout the movie becoming the protagonist’s friend and determining his actions too. Hari on the other hand holds more relevance in the book. His personal life is also majorly shown in the book where he dates Neha, Professor Cherian’s daughter. This is one complete deviation in the movie from the novel itself. As their relationship progresses, Hari keeps addressing incidents that take place in his college life, but with time they decide to break up to maintain a healthy career.

Alok, in the book, is shown as a fat, diffident character who wants to pursue engineering to support his family’s financial conditions, however, he feels like he will not be able to do so if he maintains his friendship with Ryan, a rich guy who prioritizes learning over education. The movie on the other hand shows Raju as intrinsically the same but in the ideal image of a hero, lean and good looking which takes away a major portion of Alok’s identity away from the story. Raju and Alok both have a driving force, a motivation and that is to get the character’s sister married into a good family.

Ryan is the protagonist, the one the book is not mainly about. The book is more like Hari’s quest in figuring out his friend’s life. Rancho in the movie is a round character that develops over time, dates Professor Viru Sahastrabuddhi’s daughter, Piya for a while before leaving the college after the graduation. This makes the audience wonder about the past of the character which they later figure out when they are exposed to the fact that Rancho is in fact Phunsukh Wangdu, and lived in the college with a false identity. The ending is very different from that of the book, where Phunsukh and Piya finally meet.

There have been continuous conflicts between Rajkumar Hirani and Chetan Bhagat about the credits given to him at the end of the movie, while he was promised they would be in the beginning of the movie. The movie quite literally lost bhagat in the way to stardom.

Enticing “CHHENAPODA” leads to triumph of Abinas Nayak (Winner of Master Chef Season 6)

Every Odiya’s heart prevails in the lingering taste of smoked cottage cheese combined with sugar syrup which gets melted into the mouth bequeathing a juicy taste of caramelised sugar with semolina, crumbs of chhena and a smoky aroma. This delicacy is none other than “Chhenapoda”. An unheard dish buried somewhere in the lands of Odisha.

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Chenapoda is a typical traditional dish being cooked in the households of the local people of Odisha for hundreds of years. Nobody but a quintessential Odiya can give justice to it by cooking it in a right demeanour.Abinas Nayak has proved it by preparing it in the sumptuous kitchen on the Grand Day of Master Chef India, Season 6.

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Abinas Nayak, born and brought up in a small town called Berhampur in Odisha hooks up his roots with the traditional cuisine of Odisha. That’s the reason, he decided to cook a dish which he has been witnessing since childhood, being prepared by his Grandmother. His prompt and recompense decision in which he added his tremendous and ingenious techniques, learnt in the battle ground of the grand kitchen of master chef helped him to sail through this journey of master chef with so much of ease.

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His talent, power of observation, hunger to learn and make others hungry by seeing his appetizing dishes, typical down to earth mind set which is in the blood of Odiya’s has made him the Winner of Master Chef India, Season 6.