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By Nivedita

The Indian government must appreciate the talent of fashion designers like the French government does, says Manish Arora, who at 43 has been conferred the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, the highest civilian award, by the French government.

Known for working with a riot of colors, psychedelic prints and for producing kitschy designs that have been loved the world over — sitarist Anoushka Shankar flaunted his creation at the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony — Arora has been in the designing profession for over 15 years.

Expressing his joy on the honor, Arora told IANS: “I am quite happy that the French could recognize somebody from India for this level in the field of fashion.

“I am the first Indian ever in the world of fashion and art to receive something like this and I am very happy. I hope that the Indian government should now recognize fashion as the form of art like the way French do.”

Last year, the French government also honored Indian designer Ritu Beri with Chevalier Des Arts et Des Lettres award, one of its highest civilian awards, for her contribution to the enrichment of Indo-French cultural relations.

Arora, who runs the Indian by Manish Arora brand, feels that the Indian government lacks when it comes to giving recognition to the fashion industry.

“Starting with the basic of the government’s recognizing fashion as serious business and then having specialized people who understand fashion to be involved in the government to make changes… Also, fashion designers are rarely recognized in any kind of ceremonies or awards in India. I think this needs to be changed,” he added.

With a steady international clientele that makes it a point to visit his stall at national fashion weeks, Arora’s international presence started with his successful debut at the London Fashion Week in September 2005. He later showed his creative prowess at platforms in Hong Kong and Miami.

In 2007, he showcased for the first time in Paris Fashion Week, eventually becoming a member of the distinguished French Federation of Pret-a-Porter in the same year. Now the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur is another feather to his cap.

Looking back at his journey, Arora, whose connect with France was also strengthened by his appointment as the creative director for iconic French fashion house Paco Robanne in 2011, said: “I always think that it’s just a beginning.”

“I never feel that I am working. I am one of those who is following his dreams in the form of a job. Not everybody in the world gets the chance to follow their dreams, and I am glad I found my belongings… I feel as if I am on holiday.”

However, being among the first Indians to show internationally had its own pros and cons when he had started, Arora said.

“Starting in London, and then in Paris, was not that easy for me because you never had anybody else to take as an example. You had to make your own path, which comes with making a lot of mistakes, but then it also makes you more original and real because you have nobody else to look up to. So I am very glad with how my career shaped up,” said Arora, whose designs are flaunted by the likes of international fashion icons like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj.

While he is happy with the evolution of the Indian fashion industry on the global map, he feels the country’s designers still have a long way to go. A solution, he said, lies in the fact that “it is great to use India, but you need to modernize India”.

“You don’t need to westernize, but you need to modernize India and Indian techniques of weaving or textiles to be at par with international level,” added the designer, who has even worked in collaboration with brands such as Walt Disney, Swarvoski, Swatch, Reebok, Barbie, Mono Prix, Nespresso, Nivea, MAC Cosmetics, Pommery and Amrapali among others. (IANS)

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June Electronics Sale: Save up to 50% off on Televisions, ACs, and Laptops

One may observe that summer is the time when there are huge electronic offers especially due to the huge increase in demands like ACS, Coolers, inverters, etc.

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So, the summers are finally here, and we can’t keep calm because it is the time for raining “Offers”!
One may observe that summer is the time when there are huge electronic offers especially due to the huge increase in demands like ACS, Coolers, inverters, etc.

So, the summers are finally here, and we can’t keep calm because it is the time for raining “Offers”! we can see all e-commerce websites coming up with all kinds of discounts and offers in all kinds of categories – fashion, home furnishing, footwear, accessories, and of course electronic items.

One may observe that summer is the time when there are huge electronic offers especially due to the huge increase in demands like ACS, Coolers, inverters, etc. Shopping electronic goods from online websites is always a wise decision because firstly, you get to explore a wide range of products right sitting at your home, get huge attractive discounts, and thirdly you get quality products delivered at your doorstep which comes with replacement policies and guarantees. Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, etc. are few of the most famous and trusted e-commerce for this purpose.

So, the summers are finally here, and we can’t keep calm because it is the time for raining “Offers”!
Flipkart Summer Sale

Major Offers on Electronics for June 2018

It’s June, and it’s raining offers on electronics like crazy.  As already mentioned different e-commerce companies like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, E-bay, etc. are giving out massive electronic offers in their respective websites ranging till 80% of discount offers! Now that’s what we call an electrifying deal! The different range of products that falls under this category is Mobile Phones, mobile accessories, health care appliance, laptops, desktops, gaming and computer accessories, television sets, home and kitchen appliances (refrigerators, washing machine, inverters, etc.), cameras and its accessories, and a lot more. So, you can guess it is indeed a never-ending deal list.

Major Products to look at?

Let us have an overview of different products that are being available on the different e-commerce websites;

  1. Television sets
  • Television is one of the most sought out product all the year round. And with the huge electronic offers in summer, the demand increases to an extreme level. The discount offer ranges till at least 70-80% off if not more.
  • The major brands which are part of this are MI, VIU, Samsung, LG, Kodak, Micromax, Sony, etc. There is also a wide range of products right starting from Smart TVs – LED, HD, Ultra HD, HD plus, etc.
  • The exclusive offers on this product from the different website are as below;
  • Amazon – Amazon has a wide range of products and offers in this category. The most amazing offer being the “no cost EMI” and “exchange offer”.  Also, there are instant discounts.  These offers come with easy, free installation and are delivered right at your doorstep. Hence, they prove to be very much beneficial.
  • Flipkart – Flipkart is one of the leading e-commerce websites which is providing massive deals and electronic offers. One can buy HD, FHD TV sets at merely starting range from 13,499/- only! There is also instant discount till 30% or more. Purchasing from Flipkart proves to be beneficial because of home delivery, and great replacement policies and warranty on the product.  They also have dedicated 24×7 customer policy which will resolve any of your issues.

 

  1. Air Conditioners
  • Its summer time, and if anything is being sold like hot cakes is “Air Conditioners”.  It has become a common necessity with the soaring temperature.
  • Major brands like Voltas, Carrier, Samsung, LG, etc and each of them has amazing offers to provide. There is also a wide product range varying between Window Acs, Split and Inverter ACs.
  • The exclusive offers by various e-commerce websites are as follows;
  • Snapdeal – Snapdeal yet another one to massive discounts on electronic goods and especially on air conditioners. One can select from a wide range of products of Split AC, Window and Inverter AC. Also, there are varied products depending on the capacity (1 – above2 ton) and depending on its star category (1- 5 star, 5 stars being the best).  Also not to forget each comes with an amazing price range and offers.
  • Shop clues – Shopclues is already a well known e-commerce website that offers massive, attractive discounts on air conditioners. At Shop clues one will find up to 20% discount on ACs. One will also find all kinds of major air conditioner brands like LG, Voltas, Hitachi, Blue Star, etc.
  • All the above proves to be beneficial for the purchasers with different discounts, offers, Pay n delivery options and easy returns.
So, the summers are finally here, and we can’t keep calm because it is the time for raining “Offers”!
Shopping electronic goods from online websites is always a wise decision because firstly, you get to explore a wide range of products right sitting at your home, get huge attractive discounts, and thirdly you get quality products delivered at your doorstep which comes with replacement policies and guarantees.
  1. Refrigerators
  • Yet another common necessity all the year round is Refrigerators, especially during the summers. These days one will find different brands of fridges with the latest technologies.
  • The major brands providing with various discounts on fridges are Panasonic, LG, Intex, Bosch, etc. One will also find a wide variety of product for example; double door top mount, double door bottom mount, French door bottom mount.
  • Few of the exclusive offers by top e-commerce websites are ;
  • Flipkart – Flipkart is one of the top e-commerce websites right now, and doubt they provide with exclusive offers. Amazing offers like exchange offer, No cost EMI, and special bank offers makes purchasing interesting and beneficial. A wide range of products along with huge electronic offers is enough to make anyone’s summer wonderful.
  • Paytm Mall – another emerging yet well-known e-commerce website with amazing deals and offers. One will find a great variety of fridges here. Discount offers till 20% makes purchasing more tempting. Also, one great benefit of purchasing from this website is getting Cashback offers on every purchase.

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How to avail these electronic offers?

Here is a step-by-step explanation for availing these offers;

  1. Visit the desired website, e.g. “Flipkart”.
  2. Click on categories > Electronics > Refrigerators (or any other product)
  3. Go through all the options available and choose one offer amongst them.
  4. While checking out make sure you have selected the offer that you want to avail.
  5. Fill in details and place an order!

 

Conclusion

As we can clearly see, our summer has just turned more interesting. All these electronic offers from different websites make purchasing more interesting and easy. Now, every electronic that we have imagined is easy to purchase with all these offers.  Hence, wait no more and start buying straight away.