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As the last figure disappeared into the darkest depth
Brandishing his turban’s trail.
A war cry resounded against the garden’s weathered walls.
A most valiant brand of men, lay resurrected in spirit of a nation
that readied itself to wreck its shackles;
Readied itself for the glory, the upheaval for

“The Mutiny 1919”

Shantanu and Nikhil | Men’s Couture FW 2016

You know what I want to see more of?

I want to see more Indian men unabashedly praise Indian women.

I want to see more Indian men take pride in Indian women’s unbreakable strength, dedication, and dignity.

I want to see more Indian men defend the Indian women who bravely choose to wear cultural attire and ornaments despite possible backlash.

I want to see more Indian men noisily applaud Indian women who speak their mother-tongues in foreign lands.  

I want to see more Indian men wholeheartedly encourage Indian women who pour their hearts and souls into their passions.

I want to see more Indian men extol the virtues of Indian women who value unwavering loyalty to their families, their partners, and themselves. 

I want to see more Indian men roar with fiery rage when Indian women are assaulted, abused, raped, and murdered.

I want to see more Indian men bluntly shut down attempts to degrade, objectify, and mock Indian women.

I want to see more Indian men vocally protest when Indian women are robbed of their cultural wealth by those who trivialize and commercialize it.

I want to see more Indian men engage in discussions about using their privilege to build a safer, kinder, more humane world for Indian women.

I want to see more Indian men recognize the deep potential that lies within daughters who will one day become powerful, radiant Indian women.

I want to see more Indian men shamelessly brag about the timeless, mesmerizing beauty of Indian women.

I want to see more Indian men respect Indian women for the humans that they are.

I want to see more Indian men honor Indian women for the goddesses that they are.