Tuesday, July 31, 2012


A pair of boyfriend denims is one of the must-haves in all you girls’ wardrobes. Katie Holmes just felt like walking in Tom Cruise’s denims one day and she was a trendsetter. There have been many more.  

Spend a day away from your skinny and feminine ideas of dressing to being a complete casual tomboy and maybe a thief (if you really steal them from his wardrobe). You will love it. Caught Nisha in those jeans the other day. Stunned by her way of carrying them in loafers and a casual tee.

Here are some more tips to carry them perfectly.
  • Wear heels or wedges with lose fitted denims to make them look casual yet sharp. Alternatively, loafers today are a rage. Why not those?
  •  A fitted shirt- half tucked in, half pulled out does the job. It just makes you look sexier. Seriously.
  • Try rolling the hem from the bottom by tightly pulling it down up till the mid-calves- makes you look sleek and tall.
  •  Hair- If long, a big bun on top makes a statement. For short hair, try being messy and casual. Remember – you have taken a day break away from the feminine and skinny ideas of dressing.
  • Focus on your accessories- the belt, bag, shades and the shoes. Let them talk for you. 

So, Who all are in?


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reporting from Germany- STYLE Inspirations for MEN

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
- Mark Twain  

Fashion is for all. Brimming over for women, thoughtful enough for men! So thoughtful, that I had to take Bindigasm all the way to Germany to catch hold of some inspiration for men.
So, men! Here are some style inspirations for you. After all, its the way you look that makes everybody look back at you (until you have actually done something really funny/embarrassing ;))
#1 Denims never fail.

#2 Try Nautical- White + navy. Red accent.

#3 Casual Cargo looks- accessorize.

#4 Messenger bags + causal shoes.

#5 Colors. Bright. Lively.

#6 Colors. Bright. Lively again.

#7Almost casual look.

#8 A few strikings. Neon. Turq. Mustard.

#9 The grungy mechanical look.

#10 Smart Lines

#11 Suit up!

#12 Oh so floral!? 

#13 Thanking Mr. X :)

So? Inspired? 
Image courtesy- Rahul Ranjan. :)

Friday, July 20, 2012


The first Indian actor to be called a superstar in Bollywood Rajesh Khanna passed away a few days ago at 70. Known for his romantic and chirpy character, he was the most desirable one of his times. Popular as Kaka , he did around 163 films in his career and co-starred with almost all the iconic actresses of those times- Hema Malini, Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz, Tina Munim, Asha Parekh etc. Not only female actors, male actors like Amitabh Bachchan have acknowledged him above par to them.

I tried collecting some of his style staples. Believe it or not, the truth is – ‘The generation above us was definitely crazy about him as we are today for Ranbir Kapoor or Shah Rukh Khan as the cupid of Bollywood.’

One fact being that most of the roles he played were of a common man who belonged to a middle class family. So, his fashion statement had a fatheaded influence over the men in those times. Can you relate your dad wearing kurta trouser combo or a safari suit when he was young? Acknowledge kaka for the style inspiration!

Here are some of his classic style statements-


Inspired originally from the dressing of the gurus then- Kaka made the standing collar kurta an essential element of the common man. Not just this, you could see them in all the bright and lively colors. Remember the song from kati patang with Asha Parekh- jis gali mein tera ghar balma, he wore a shiny tan colored kurta with a staright fit trouser. Man, there was a revolution going on!

Rajesh Khanna wearing a guru kurta collar in the movie Safar.
"Arrey o babumushoy, hum to rangmanch ki kathputliyan hain jiski dor us upar wale ke haathon main hai kab, kaun kahan uthega ye koi nahin janta". Not that he was a Bengali, but his role surely created waves. Cladding a statement kurta with a dhoti in movies like Amar Prem, was yet another distinctive style of inspiration.

The Bengali babu in Amar Prem- Rajesh Khanna
Flaunting off a casual romantic look in a neck scarf over bell-bottomed trousers was fashionable then. Here’s one picture of Kaka from Raaz – decked up all romanticing!

Rajesh Khanna from the movie raaz wearing neck scarf.


I also sometimes relate them to a Patrakaar’s attire. Kurta-pajama-wasitcoat and a bag.

The style became famous from his movie kudrat with Hema Malini and today we see so many versions of the same waistcoat, even in ceremonial wear.

Rajesh Khanna in ethnic waistcoat- Then and Now!

Yeah, I can recollect my dad’s old pictures wherein he wore a safari suit with those wide-legged bell bottomed pants. Totally an outfit from the 60’s. Those beautiful suits and trousers.

The much appreciated style of safari suits and other- Rajesh Khanna

And today that we draw our inspiration from the retro and the vintage looks, Rajesh Khanna’s styles are one prominent thing to for inspiration. He may have gone away, but his style wouldn't go! Here's an extract from Anand.



Monday, July 16, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


From the hassles and tassels of the urbanized caricatures of Bangalore, I packed my bags to get some cultural shocks and heat waves into my head. The occasion was a cousin’s wedding in Rajasthan. The region of religions, colours, turbans, Rajputas and palaces and many other unique things.

The emcee of my trip was the displeasing temperature of 49 degrees that toasted my nose and put a bright red zit right in the centre of my face (:S). Yeah, that’s the only bad! Nevertheless, it was an exotic experience with a lot of déjà vu, colourful spying and buying couple of more shoes! ;)

Meeting cousins after almost a decade is the reason for the limited glimpses. ^_^

Katputlis and door hangings of birds in color bandhej
Musicians playing Shehnai and tabla in colorful turbans.
Ladies showing off their bright cholis
Rajasthani women adorned with jewels and colorful ghaghra choli in bandhej
The drape blows your sight off
Marigold and roses to make garlands
Typical arches in wooden gates
Decorated Elephant rides
A region of religions.
Milk being boiled in a large Kadaai. 
One of the old buildings- the curvy window- Khidki
Can never get enough of shoes. Beautiful Mojdis and Chappals from Rajasthan