Is hitting a child acceptable?

Okay this is definitely the first of its kind on my blog. Everything is usually always fashion related. I'm not sure if this is going to be a regular, and I can't promise any more of these, but this was one thing that I really have to share my opinions about.

As I was walking to the bus stop through my inner Kalina lanes, which is a bit like the inner Pali Bandra lanes, I came across a woman who was busy putting/taking out something from her handbag. She had a kid with her, who was very interested in looking at his reflection in the puddles. And he was merely 2 or 3 years, so picture his fascination.
Seconds later a man came riding on his cycle, and you know these guys never really ring their cycle bells, they just make noises like 'shh shh'or 'ksk ksk' or something that sounds vaguely similar.

The little boy was too little to understand what those sounds meant and didn't even react, but the mother was well aware and realized her child was not with her anymore and she yelled out to him. Nothing really happened, the man avoided the child and me, and went around us, but the mothers actions really horrified me.
She went up to her kid and yelled at him and slapped him. And of course he started wailing! If I was a brave girl I would have told her to stop and that she should be slapping herself for leaving her son's hand. But unfortunately I'm not.

I truly believe its the mothers fault for letting go of a toddler's hand, even if it is for a matter of 5 seconds. A lot can't happen in that small amount of time. Or at least a mother can train her child to understand that the streets are dangerous and they should always walk with an adult. Kids are smart and very understanding, and it's easy to teach them such stuff at a young age. I can understand talking sternly and even raising your voice a bit. But to slap a child? And in public? Isn't that a bit too harsh? It also embarrasses the child. No matter how young, they of course will be affected.

And since I'm talking about this, theres another thing that I've always noticed. If a child falls while walking on the streets, the mother/guardian always pulls them up rudely (and roughly) and hits them, like as if it's their fault for falling! And always the child will be crying, either from falling or being hit, but I really don't understand why hit the kid?
My mom and me always get angry when we see this happen. It is a bit silly. It's always better to pick up a crying child and soothe them, not hit them!

I'm not sure if this should be regarded as Indian mentality. But I can confidently state that I've seen both cases happen, a lot!

Any non-Indians reading this, feel free to share your opinions, if you've noticed the same in your respective countries and cultures.

And of course I would like to hear other opinions too. I'm not a mother, and not even close to being one any time soon, and maybe it's silly of me to say these things, but I think I'm right in small amounts. 

P.S - If there are any typos or nonsensical stuff, please blame it on my ipod touch for auto correcting stuff. I typed this out in the bus!
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The wind in my hair - Outfit post

This post is for my InFB Indian fusion remix..

My interpretation of something Indian is obviously the bright and bold colors! And then there's the jewelry..
Hence I chose the hottest India hues - pink and orange, and to compliment them, there's jewelry, that is all picked up from the streets of Santa Cruz and Bandra.
I usually never wear Indian clothes, even though I live in India (and my last post was a saree!) but I still dont! I have a few salwar-chudidars/patialas which never see the light of day.. Hoping that changes a bit..

Continuing with my tie-dyed obsession (I have to hurry and finish these before fall!), here is one of the ombre tunics I picked up. Yes one of them. I picked two! Both different colors obviously!

And again a lot of greenery, and colors will follow. I have been also obsessed with color. Like maybe a little too much. But color is always good right? Why live dully when you can live in technicolor?

So moving on, believe it or not, this outfit is under 1000/- from head to toe!!

 There were a lot of issues with wind, my hair and the skirt.
 Till we got a picture that was decent!

Orange ombre tunic - from Lifestyle (Ginger) for 199/-
Pink dress (worn as a skirt here) - from Hill Road for 150/- The cool thing about this skirt/dress is that it actually is a multi-way thing. Believe me there are more than 6 ways to wear it!
Floral wedges - from Irla for 299/-
Turquoise neckpiece - Santa Cruz station road for about 125/-
Bangles - assorted, from all over!

Being chic, trendy and stylish is never expensive! You can find the best stuff, if only you look for it! Keep your eyes open always!

I really wanted to do a complete whole other outfit post, for the InFB Indian fusion remix, but currently I'm just too tied up with work. Even my last two Sundays have been working days!

All pictures by Sheehan, my little sister. She insisted I wear yellow, to stand out against the green. However I told her, she is still in her 'Brett Lee' mode and needs to see beyond yellow and green!

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Ties, dyes and a few splashes of color

For quite a while now, I have been obsessed with tie-dye stuff. I mean I just always have. I remember when they taught it to us when I was learning fashion and stuff, and I went crazy. We each had to make a tie-dye folder with at least 10-14 different dyeing techniques (yes there's that many!) and I begged my friends to let me do theirs too! Yep total nerd sometimes.

So anyways, one time, my sister was taught the same in school, so  told her take my folder if she wanted to, which she did, and her teacher went crazy and wanted me to come and do a small tie-dye demo-workshop thing with them (this was 3 years ago I'm guessing)

Now that you know a bit of the tie-dye connection, the rest continues. I was recently at the mall, getting absorbed into the various sales and what-nots. And here I walk into Lifestyles and I spot all these crazy tie dye and dip dye ombre tunics for 199 each! It was unbelievable that I bought one of each. 

With the sudden burst of rains, the area outside my house got extra green and mossy, which looked pretty good. So it became the backdrop the clothes I wore.

Mossi-ness and even a feather on the left hand side!

I experimented with layering two different tie-dye pieces with both very different colors, both the dye and the base.

I'm totally in love with the mossi-ness

I bought these shoes a long time ago for a fashion show to match my garment. The model's foot size was 40 (same as mine) and I picked a 40 obviously. But as you know, most stores here stock up with Bangkok stuff, so sizes run smaller. Hence for the model's comfort, I cut open the behind and made it like a small tie-up, of course with help from a cobbler!

The next time I wear the pink one, it's definitely going to be something funky, like with a bikini bra or something.

Pink ruffled tie-dye t-back - Lifestyle (Its actually a Large size, that's why it's 'hanging' on me. But because I couldn't find anything smaller, and I just loved it too much to let it go!)
Red tie-dye tube - Lifestyle
Purple neck piece - borrowed
Black hand cuff - Bangkok
Purple hand cuff - Blur
Purple shoes - Belly footwear 

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Wendell Vs Anthony

At the recent fashion week, Wendell Rodricks had his niece Tegan, who was also a show-stopper walk down the runway wearing this..


Not only did the outfit seem a little blah for a show-stopper (compared to the other nicer pretty coloured pieces), but it also was very very 'inspired'

Anthony Vaccarello Spring 2012

Besides a slightly different upper half, the rest of it seems to be the same..

Gwyneth Paltrow in Harper's

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When In-FB, decided to have a sheer remix, I was so overjoyed, because I have so many sheer things, from tunics to dresses and other random stuff.. I pulled all of them out and wondered, what to use, and with what..

And after all that dilemma, and a million 'Is this okay' to my mum and sister, I finally realized what could be better than a saree?

So here it is, me, in my Indian avatar!

This is why I don't wear sarees a lot. My tattoo gets me weird looks from aunties! 
Yes it says 'Music is my life'. It totally is..

Too filmy? 

I realized without flash, pictures turned up a lot better..

Blogger pose :-P

My dad's phone charger made it in my pictures!

Indian baubles..

I totally asked my mom if this was okay to put online, and she approved.

The lovely photographer, my little sister Sheehan. She doesn't like kisses clearly!

Outfit breakdown

Saree - Made To Drape (an online saree initiative by my mom and myself, where we make/modify sarees) See the one I'm wearing here
Bustier bra - (Bought it during their sale for hardly £11)
Neck piece - Hill Road 
Earrings - Santa Cruz market
Belt - Hill Road
Shoes - Aldo

Ok I'll admit that's not a saree blouse (you don't have to be Einstein to figure that out) but also, I'm not wearing a petticoat.. Just my night shorts!

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