People are going nuts over “this?” video !

Featured is a clip from one of the Indian fashion shows, where the model realizes that the skirt she is wearing has lost its bearing on the rear. So much fuss over a 2 second display of some skin? Well, I guess the media does make a mountain of a molehill.

Accidental nudity or plain outcry for no reason?

This is one of the recent wardrobe malfunctions in the history of Indian Fashion.


Carol is also part of this show called Big Boss, a Reality TV show in India on Sony TV.

This video was part of the Lakme India Fashion Week this year. Blooper.
Carol Gracious is one of the top models in India also probably one of the highest paid.

A group of blind models paraded down the catwalk on Sunday in what organisers said was the first fashion show of its kind in India staged to try to combat stereotypes of disabled people.

Dressed in glittering Indian attire, over 30 blind women strode down the ramp without assistance in a show on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, capital of the western state of Gujarat.

‘I cannot see how I am looking in the new clothes but I am having a good time,’ said 23-year-old participant, Ekta.

‘I would hear about fashion shows and designer clothes on the television, but never dreamt of walking like models do,’ she said, as she draped a sequined, green sari over her shoulder.

The organisers said the fashion show, which had attracted around 200 people, was the first of its kind in India — a country where many of its 22 million disabled people face discrimination and are not awarded equal rights.

‘Blind people are not considered as a part of society, they are given boring and menial jobs to isolate them from the glamorous and exciting world,’ said Mukta Dagli from Pragya Chakshu Sanstha, a local charity for the visually impaired.

‘We want to bring the blind out of a dull dark life. Now let the world see them.’

The young women — who applied their own make up and dressed themselves — were given a week-long training course on how to walk down the catwalk by choreographers and on self-grooming.

‘We are young, beautiful and hope to do more shows to gain confidence to fight the darkness of our lives,’ said 25-year-old Shweta Kothari.

DIANDRA SOARES is my favourite model. The 25-year-old is arguably India’s highest paid runway walker and a muse to many designers—the likes of Tarun Tahiliani and Aki Narula. She also beat Madonna and Britney Spears by tongue-lashing a fellow model years before the musical icons did. She was big and big-boned when she started her career (at 18, I think), but the skinny new Di is much softer and far lovelier.


I hate runway shows that do not exploit the swan-like grace of Vidisha Pavate. The svelte Maharashtrian floats on the ramp like a ghost without feet, bringing much class to the mundane chore of walking up and down. I love Bhavna Sharma’s pixie look, Sapna Kumar’s blitheness, Joey Matthews’ feline stride and Nina Manuel’s brazen sexiness. I love them all, a painful BMI notwithstanding.

I seem to be the only one vexed by this business of banning too thin models. Madrid Fashion Week is still of little consequence to international fashion. But when London cancelled its fashion week’s opening photo call last week, and with Italy seeking a similar ban for this weekend’s Milan Fashion Week, I’m worried for the industry that is otherwise pushed into a corner as “niche”.

I’m all for healthy teenagers, but don’t we all know that the biggest eating disorder inflicting the world is obesity? I accept that anorexic and bulimic youngsters abound, but if we cannot raise our kids well, must we blame a magazine cover?

Not employing a person on account of his or her weight is discrimination. Just as we cannot pink slip someone who is too fat, we should not show the door to someone who is too thin. Besides, banning anything only shows us what an intolerant and insufferable world we are becoming.


Five centuries ago, the Grecian beauty—hook-nosed and paunchy—was considered beautiful. Fifty years ago, the gamine Audrey Hepburn made the urchin look ultra chic. Beauty does lie in the eye of the beholder. It’s fashionable to be reed-like these days, just as it was trendy to be curvy a decade or so ago. Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Karen Mulder, Claudia Schiffer and Yasmin Ghauri were celebrated for their hour-glass bodies.

We choose our role models, they do not choose us. We love Kate Moss because we want to, not because she wants us to. She can push cocaine, evade arrest, host debauched parties, have a child out of marriage and marry a junkie—we still adore her unconditionally. That explains why she has graced the cover of Vogue more often than anyone else. And why she continues as a blue chip model, she’s the face of Chanel, Burberry, Versace, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.

I wonder if they will ban Hollywood stars next. Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz earn more than actresses ever have. Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson are iconic newbies. And then they will ban slim women from holding public office too.

It’s very simple, the sense of aesthetic is an esoteric thing. A government body cannot define beauty. They cannot decide who we should find beautiful and who we should not. They can tell us cigarettes are bad for our health, but cannot deny that nicotine does provide an enjoyable kick. They can advise us that Coca Cola is bad for our children but it’s finally up to us how we regulate our progeny.

As for the models, I sincerely hope they stay away from McDonalds. That will definitely kill them.