Finally came around to making my led dupatta. Conventionally, the bride is escorted by her brothers into the ceremony. They hold a chunar or dupatta above her head and is treated like a princess who must be kept protected from the dust, rain, and anything that could be of harm to her on her special day. Not only will the lanterns give an astounding look to the entire ambience, but would also call for the guests to make a wish for the celebrated couple. Message for details


Kerala based Indian fashion designer Sharmila Nair has dedicated her latest sari collection to the transgender community.

She invited transgender models Maya Menon and Gowri Savithri to model her collection titled “Mazhavil” which is Malayalam for “rainbow”. All the saris are organic and coloured with natural colour.

Check out her Facebook page Red Lotus and support these wonderful women helping us smash the binary!


Girls Show What Beauty Looks Like When It’s Not Appropriated

I am African American. The reason I wear my hair in an Afro is because I think it expresses exactly who I am, where I come from, and the people who have paved the way for me. I found it very difficult to be myself because there are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions about black people and black hair. We shouldn’t have to question wearing our natural hair to a job interview; I wish people just understood how strong and beautiful it is.
The stereotype is dead: Researchers show that Native Americans drink less than whites
The stereotype of the Native American alcoholic dates all the way back to colonialism, but a new study may help to debunk that myth. Most Native Americans actually abstain from alcohol, and those who do drink are on average lighter drinkers than whites, finds the study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Drug Dependence. -  is a journalistic publication covering the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs and potentially addictive behaviors. We explore the nature of addiction and the various responses to it, as well as political, scientific and cultural aspects of our field. We aim neither to promote nor to demonize drugs, and we approach our subject open-mindedly, with respect for different lifestyles. -  is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, health care professionals and information professionals . It combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that you can stay informed in your field, and can work more effectively and efficiently.

Alcohol use among Native Americans compared to whites: Examining the veracity of the ‘Native American elevated alcohol consumption’ belief  -  

  James K. Cunningham, Teshia A. Solomon , Myra L. Muramoto