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Archive for December, 2014

Dec
3
2014

Shopping for a dress for your Holiday or New Year’s Party? Try an Indian designer and stand out from the crowd. Legendary Indian designers like Tarun Tahiliani, JJ Valaya, Ritu Kumar, Anita Dhongre and more all make gorgeous cocktail dresses. Check out this selection at Kimaya, available for purchase with worldwide shipping within 48 hours.

Above, gold and scarlet chequered sequin dress by Jyoti Sharma. Below, pleated red georgette dress by Sadan Pande:

Backless gold pearl harlequin tassel dress by Surily Goel:

Muted velvet and brocade dress by JJ Valaya:

Asymmetrical abstract paisley print dress by Tarun Tahiliani:

Dual-shaded chiffon embroidered shoulder dress by Elisha Wadhwani:

Yellow organic pattern dress with metal-and-stone belt by Wanni:

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Dec
1
2014
BC vs. BCE
Author: Aruna

Today’s date is… AD or CE? And in your kids’ history textbooks – are the dates listed as BC or BCE?  In the era of political correctness, it is striking how many still use religiously “un-neutral” dates.

As recap, the reference point for BC and AD is the birth of Christ:  “Before Christ” and “Anno Domini” (The Year of Our Lord).  BCE and CE stand for “Before Common Era” and “Common Era.”

The BBC caused quite an uproar a few years ago when it switched to BCE and CE notations (read here and here).

Yes, yes, it is all semantics – both notation systems still acknowledge the reference point as the birth of Christ, so what really is the point?  At least non-Christians don’t overtly feel as excluded. I always admire a book more when BCE and CE notations are used.

BK (Before Krishna) anyone?

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