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express and enhance the quality of life through sensory appeal, is the latest label or major retailer to stop using fur.In June Yoox Net-A-Porter a multi-brand online luxury retailer adopted a fur-free policy on accessories and clothing sold on the site Anti-fur protesters have been known to demonstrate outside catwalk shows at fashion weeks around the world to call for an end to practices many see as cruel to animals and luxury goods buyers have become more sensitive to environmental issues too Many top end labels are tightening their policies on how leather is sourced from tanneries and how they obtain furs after a series of scandals over how animals are treated in breeding farms Animal rights campaigners welcomed the move from Gucci saying it could have a knock-on effect “Gucci’s decision will radically change the future of fashion” Simone Pavesi manager of animal-free fashion at Italian campaign group LAV “As fashion becomes more and more ethical supply chains that revolve around animals will be a thing of the past” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pooja Pillai | Updated: November 26 2015 5:26 am Vasco Araújo Top News IN Retrato (Portrait) — a video by Portuguese artist Vasco Araújo — we enter a house devoid of people but teeming with portraits of people long gone These portraits are done by Eduardo Malta a painter who did most of his work during the regime of Antonio de Oliveira Salazar in the mid-1900s He had absorbed Salazar’s fascist ideology and painted the likenesses of the country’s high society Araújo juxtaposes these portraits with the objects inside the empty house and imagines a conversation between them These conversations are brutally honest — a rare portrait of an African says “I’m the nigger The one you don’t know I’m symbolic Poor soul” It becomes the artist explains an exchange between extreme opposites — the oppressor and the oppressed the white and the coloured people Araújo is currently in India for his solo show “Hereditas” (Heritage) which will be on view at Sunaparanta — Goa Centre for the Arts till November 26 The exhibition is divided into four sections — Hereditas Insula Telos Retrato — each of which deal with memory and heritage a question that has long intrigued the Lisbon-based artist and which he has addressed in works such as Retrato Using various media — video installation and photography — Araújo explores cultural histories how the notion of otherness and stereotypes inform identity and become part of our heritage Araújo says “If we don’t remember our past and learn from it then we will repeat the same mistakes” The 40-year-old artist is also a trained opera singer and finds inspiration in music and classical themes such as mythology especially Greek tragedies His work has a complexity that has often been described as baroque but it’s a label that Araújo himself wouldn’t use He says “Art should draw the viewer into a personal conversation with one’s self” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: August 8 2012 9:17 am Related News Hollywood star Brad Pitt has reportedly bought his son Maddox a motorbike for his 11th birthday The “Moneyball” actorwho also raises PaxnineZaharasevenShilohsixand four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with fiancee Angelina Joliesplashed out on a Suzuki DRZ-125 for him and has had a motocross trail built in the grounds of their sprawling French estatereported Contactmusic “Brad’s always been a generous dad and as Maddox has shown a keen interest in bikeshe thought he may as well get him started He was down at the house the other week and got the builders to dig him a muddy trail all through the woods and around the lake “Brad was just as excited as Maddox about itthough he’s put in little jumps and puddles so they’ll get really muddy The bike has an automatic clutch andof courseBrad’s bought him his own helmet and protective gear” a source said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Goyal Divya | Updated: September 17 2014 10:41 am The Golden city of Rajasthan – Jaisalmer was spellbinding at its first sight Source: Divya Goyal Related News The Golden city of Rajasthan – Jaisalmer was spellbinding at its first sight The sand desert carpeted the roads as visitors drove through the city one by one The air of Jaisalmer has a mystic aura unmatched by its sister cities who all have a unique grandeur to boast To add to the surreal element of Jaisalmer my first stop was the ghost town of the city – Kuldhara The story of Kuldhara may have been heard by many but its bizarre quality is intensified by listening to it from the gatekeeper of the town The gatekeeper dressed in traditional Rajasthani attire and in thick Rajasthani accent narrated the story of the Paliwal Brahmins who used to live here in the 18th century The gatekeeper who had a spooky tale to tell (Source: Divya Goyal) The gatekeeper who looked like an apparition from the time of the Paliwal Brahmins said that the community was terrorised by the samant of Jaisalmer One day the samant set his eyes on the chief’s daughter Since the community had no option to decline the proposal the Paliwal Brahmins comprising of 84 families planned a mass exodus from the village overnight As they vacated the village overnight with their families cattle and livestock leaving the town barren they cursed no one would ever be able to inhabit the town again From the look of the town and as the gatekeeper reassured no one could in fact re-inhabit the town The haunted town – Kuldhara (Source: Divya Goyal) The gatekeeper then ushered us into the compound where we saw for ourselves the ghost town of Jaisalmer The ruined houses temple and schools all echoed the words of the gatekeeper The houses were open to the visitors We stepped into a ruined house toured its rooms and yards imagined the lifestyle and lives of the Paliwal Brahmins of the 18th century From the rooftop of the houses one could get the overview of Kuldhara and the desert that encompassed it View from the Jaisalmer Fort (Source: Divya Goyal) As I left for my next destination – The Jaisalmer Fort – the gatekeeper in the most eerie way said that the samant’s heirs are still in the fort “Do visit their haveli” he said as he turned to another group to tell the tale yet again As I walked inside the fort of Jaisalmer it seemed like an episode from Aladdin and that I have entered his Agrabah The sandy fort was glittering in the golden sun rays and life inside had an aura of its own Jaisalmer fort is one of the three inhabited forts in India Apart from the main palace in the fort compound the place was alight with a variety of shops and haveli’s of their own charm The palace in the fort was imbibed with the history of the erstwhile residents The opulence and grandeur still reflected in the preserved armour ornaments wall and structure of the palace The statue of their resident goddess – their Gangor Devi – still bore the richness of the royals of Jaisalmer Within the fort lay a stone map of Jaisalmer which coincidently resembled the map of India Gangor Devi (Source: Divya Goyal) Jaisalmer Map (Source: Divya Goyal) For a shopper (willing to shell out a little extra) the fort is a gem – I mean it literally One of the best gem stones market of India can be found in the narrow lanes of the Jaisalmer fort Gems that one may not have even heard about or may not have seen before are on showcase in the many little and big shops in the fort One of the shops in Jaisalmer Fort (Source: Divya Goyal) Gem stone market is just one of the many things I was left speechless by The fortress also housed shops of the traditional attire and exquisite patch work which have been saved from the dying antique outfits The fort was decorated by shops offering the best of Rajasthani culture in terms ofa ntique jewellery and patchwork designs Once the shopaholic in me was satiated I looked up at the various haveli’s that were a part of the fort compound Many still inhabited by the heirs exuded the charm of the Rajasthani seths while some chose to redecorate it to suit their purpose Some residents have also decided to add a historical angle to their haveli and open it for public viewing This was also a site to admire maybe only to view the exquisite artwork which was a near replica of the actual fort art style With the story of Kuldhara echoing in my mind I made way towards the samant’s haveli just as the gatekeepers had directed As I entered and looked around it seemed like another Haveli in the fort A haveli in Jaisalmer Fort (Source: Divya Goyal) I asked the heir of the samant of the truth in the gatekeepers’ story to which he promptly replied that it’s just another folklore He reasoned “How can 84 families vacate the town overnight without being noticed Is that possible” He then showed around the haveli (it seemed to elevate the image of his ancestor) He revealed the remarkable blueprint of the place and exactly how tactful and astute martial was the samant of Jaisalmer The steps of the house were unequal such that no one but the residents would know where to step without hindering speed or losing balance The haveli built in three storeys was such that all turns were right therefore disabling armed enemies But what struck me as the most noteworthy feature of the haveli was that it was an ensemble rather than a completely built structure Thus the haveli was unique and very different from the other havelis of the Jaisalmer Fort The last stop in Jaisalmer was the Sam Dunes Like the fort of Jaisalmer and the ghost town of Jaisalmer the sand dunes of the golden city had a mysterious air to claim as its own Like expected spread over acres of land the Sam Dunes had more than just the sandy wind and camel ride to charm its visitors On the sides of the Sam Dune were temporary accommodations for visitors who wanted to an overnight stay at enveloped in the mystic air of the Dunes The accommodations also provided for the visitors a tryst with the folk culture of Rajasthan comprising puppet show skilful and edgy folk dances among other things Folk dance at the Sam Dunes (Source: Divya Goyal) The trip to the golden city of Rajasthan was one of the most elusive trips I have embarked upon And this was reiterated in the moment I saw the sun dying in sandy drapes of the Sam Dunes Sunset at the Sam Dunes (Source: Divya Goyal) For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shalini Rai | Published: June 24 2009 4:46 am Related News Interior designer Doris Chuiwho was in town recentlyspeaks about the modernist manifesto and value-for-money designs to combat effects of recession I believe in delivering a sense of drama and transcendence in the created spacewhere the heart and mind meet? 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