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This Clothing Line Was Designed By AI

The “little black dress” has been considered a staple in women’s fashion since the designer Coco Chanel popularized it in the 1920s. Since then, it’s seen many iterations, most recently, by machine-learning software developed by two recent MIT graduates, called Glitch. Pinar Yanardag and Emily Salvador met…

The Easy Layering Combo That Was All Over the Runway

I’m a huge fan of the slip dress—just ask anyone at the InStyle HQ. Does this make me Kate Moss, circa 1990? (Just humor me and say, yes.) I’ve championed the greatness that is the slip dress long before its recent runway takeover, where we saw it in every fabrication,…

‘I was too foreign looking for Bollywood’

Shashi and Jennifer Kapoor’s gorgeous son Karan Kapoor is still known as the Bombay Dyeing man, almost 20 years after he stopped appearing in the ad. Remind him about it and he laughs. “I like it!” he exclaims, as we chat over the phone on a…

If Vijay Mallya was Thomas Flohr…

Thomas Flohr (above, centre) is nothing like what I expected. After reading a piece on him and his multi-million-dollar Swiss home in St Moritz in a New York Times supplement, I had expected to meet a flamboyant, flashy, real-life James Bond, enmeshed in a life of…

‘She was snatched away from me’

Though many of those left behind in the 9/11 tragedy have moved on, even married again, Narasimha Kumar Sattaluri remains an exception. He remains devoted to the memories of his wife Deepika, one of four Wipro employees who died that day. She was working as a…

Obama relives the night Osama was killed

“Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women,…

‘Why was Rahul running away from this case?’

Rajesh Kunte had been hearing since childhood that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was allegedly involved in the killing of Mahatma Gandhi. The claim hurt him, as he had been a member of the Hindu right-wing outfit since he was five years old. He always wanted to…

‘Mother said her work was just a drop in the ocean’

A pencil-thin alley leads to the main entrance of Mother House, the 4-storeyed grey building with brown-shuttered windows. 54A AJC, Bose Road in central Kolkata — the worldwide headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa — radiates peace and a palpable…