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Indian Family Values with Designer Bibhu Mohapatra

When we met with Indian Designer Bibhu Mohapatra in Paris, what stuck with us the most was his humble character which he says he owes to his parents. Bibhu grew up in the Indian state of Odissa where becoming a fashion designer seemed like a far off dream. But with his parent's encouragement, Bibhu went…

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Rahul Mishra Spring Couture 2020

Enter Indian Designer Rahul Mishra's whimsical, wild wonderland of feathery wisps and soft touches of colour inspired by an untamed planet. Mishra's designs appear to be plucked straight from an overflowing Garden of Eden carefully created by his Indian craftsmen.


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Understanding the Female Orgasm - Zardozi Magazine - Shilpa

Understanding the Female Orgasm

Orgasm. It's not a word that very many South Asian women talk about unless it's in some hush hushed conversation. But newlywed Shilpa Cacho has been exploring her body to get a better understanding of how to orgasm. The bold, outspoken makeup artists has shared her thoughts on love and sex with us before and…


This is How I am Raising a Transgender Child - Zardozi Magazine

This is How I am Raising a Transgender Child

Raising kids in today's world is a challenge, but learning her son was transgender was something California Mom Vaishali Keswani never expected. It's a Boy As many parents often do, we decided to find out the gender of our unborn child before birth. “It’s a boy,” the doctor said. Having had a boy and girl…


Istanbul Travel Guide - Zardozi Magazine - Blue Mosque

Istanbul Travel Guide

“Where are you from?” asks the man in the tiny shop lined up to the ceiling with fake designer purses. “Colombia? Arabic?” This seems to be a common question across Istanbul from restaurant waiters to men hawking perfume on the street. It is not surprising considering the city was once an important stop along the…



Why are Periods Still a Taboo?

Have you seen “Pad Man”? The Bollywood film starring Akshay Kumar follows the true story of south Indian Arunachalam Muruganantham who developed sanitary pads for his wife after realising she was using dirty rags every time she got her period. It’s not your usual song and dance masala film, but that doesn’t really matter when…

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