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Call to preserve Sikh heritage

Call to preserve Sikh heritage

LAHORE : The sixth edition of Lahore Literary Festival offered soul-searching topics to feed Lahorites’ appetite for art and literature but the limelight was drawn towards the preservation of heritage in its true spirit. “There are nearly two million people in Pakistan who follow the faith of Sikhism, which […]

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Gucci accused of culturally appropriating Sikh turban

Gucci accused of culturally appropriating Sikh turban

Twitter users lashed out at the Italian designer brand for using white models to appropriate the Sikh turban [Screenshot from Twitter/@gurpycolors] Sikh commentators and organisations have criticised Gucci for using turbans in a recent runway show, saying the fashion brand has culturally appropriated their religious headpiece. A host of […]

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Being Sikh in the war on terror means facing increasing profiling

Being Sikh in the war on terror means facing increasing profiling

The Sikh case demonstrates the way in which the tentacles of the war on terror have spread not just from focusing on terrorists, extremists, or Muslims, but also visible minorities more generally. As the processes of racialisation continue to accelerate in the war on terror, Islamophobia has increasingly come […]

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Gucci uses Sikh turbans as fashion accessory on the ramp; Twitterati start debate

Gucci uses Sikh turbans as fashion accessory on the ramp; Twitterati start debate

What do you think about this ongoing debate that involves Sikh turbans being used as a fashion prop? (Source: Twitter) Many religions and cultures across the world have distinct characteristics, and the people following them are often protective and sensitive about it. What’s more, they also have certain customary […]

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Forget Severed Heads, Let’s Talk About the Turbans at Gucci, Shall We?

Forget Severed Heads, Let’s Talk About the Turbans at Gucci, Shall We?

Ugh. You can file this one under “Seriously?” Gucci–notably the biggest fashion brand in the world in 2017 , according to the Lyst index that analyses data from more than 70 million consumers—sent a variety of wild items down its fall ’18 runway in Milan on February 21 including, […]

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