Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Independence Day to India and Pakistan: Personal Fashion


Images by Bennet Cobliner

Silk Top: Zara; Lace Shorts: Urban Outfitters; Shoes/ Ring: Random from Bombay; Necklace: Club Monaco; Bangle: NYC Street

So August 15th is India’s Independence day and this year I celebrated it in a much more meaningful way than I ever have throughout my life. Nothing too spectacular, but I ended up going to an event that was meant to celebrate 2 Independence Days together. The point was we start drinking at around 11pm on August 14th [which is Pakistan’s Independence Day] and keep drinking past midnight and into August 15th [which is India’s Independence Day]. Don’t worry; besides drinking we saw some amazing music performances, some poetry, some rapping and some insane comedy by fellow south Asians.

Ofcourse it was a fun event. But what hit me after I got out of the event and on my way home was that this was such a brilliant idea. And that outside of our motherlands Pakistanis and Indians coexist as not just normal people of the world but even as really close friends. Maybe it is familiarity cause we still look alike and in a 3rd world, which is a mix of various other colors, cultures and nationalities. Maybe our brownness is a sort of a common hence bonding factor. But I just don’t get why we can’t get along in our own nations across that stupid imaginary line called “The Border”. 

Really badly wishing both our countries peace and friendship.

PS: Totally forgot about the outfit!! Hehehe.. So how about you tell me what you think of it this time instead of me writing about it? As you can see I did chores this weekend like laundry and stuff. So wasn’t too exciting a weekend except for this Independence Day event I went to. How was everyone else’s weekend?

46 comments:

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  2. great juxtaposition of color and lace, and love the ring (it's amazing)!

    http://cestclassique.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy Independence Day to India and Pakistan, what a brilliant idea to celebrate it together :), United we must :))

    and I LOVE your outfit, and your make up is amazing, and those rings!!!!!!!! aww...... Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous

    Wishing you a wonderful day sweetheart
    BIG HUGS
    Jemina
    xoxo

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  4. Just trying see some posts on I-day and i bumped into yours....its great to know that u celebrate both countries independence day...:-)

    Happy Independence Day...


    And you're looking gorgeous!!!!

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  5. Happy Independence Day, India!
    I love your outfit, the vintage lace combined with the hippy tie-dye and the blingy shoes, very boho, very stylish and totally beautiful. Cute pooches, by the way! xxx

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  6. happy Independance day to you to!
    I think it's a proud moment. India and Pak celebrating their Independance days together!
    I really wish I could be a part of it.
    Let's hope someday the border is simply a line on the map :)

    xoxo

    purple-peeptoes.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Prutha, I LOVE that you wear bright colors, they're so happy and pretty.
    Cheers, F

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  8. Love that oversize bangle!! and happy birthday to midnight's children!!

    :)

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  9. My heart goes out to all the people in Pakistan !

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  10. Pretty pics Yo! Happy colors! Cool puppy!

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  11. I agree; the look is captivating and that low-cut back is incredible! love your rings, the color is so pretty <3

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  12. The intricacy of the fabric on your skirt is superb. Great detail shot.
    Love the whole outfit. Great look as always.

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  13. ...but of course they must be celebrated together... India and Pakistan are fraternal twins... different but... the same.

    Happy Independence Day to you gorgeous... and oh these colours are superb on you! Passionfruit! Love the rings and the 'tattoos' :)!!!... there's an idea.... get a random artist to draw a quick first impression of you on your leg...and that shall be your tattoo!!!

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  14. Happy Independence Day! I think that as younger generations learn acceptance and friendship, the hope for peace grows bigger :)

    Love your shirt and its vibrant colors!

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  15. Love the shorts and the ring looks familiar! ;) totally dig ur I-day sentiments as well :)

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  16. Always admire the photography on your blog. The mini-NYC-glimpses are so fun to look at! You look great as always. The scallop-y, cat-eye-y skirt is super cute!

    You're sooo right! Damn! I should've remembered about Pak in my post too! Seriously, when just when will the cordiality be?! Agree with all that you've written here.

    And whattaway to remember tasks! How can I forget this old-school method! Always works, na?!

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  17. Gorgeous outfit.. Loving the shinny top.
    Ps. What a cute dogs..
    LOx

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  18. Happy belated independence days. It sounded like you had a total blast. "BIG SMILE"

    I love your colorful top ...and to die for shorts. WOWSA! You look fabtastic. :)

    xoxo

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  19. I love the idea of celebrating India and Pakistan's independence days together. A small way to bring two countries with a common past back onto the same road perhaps?

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  20. One of my closest friends is a Pakistani, and I met him in UK of all places...I thought it was an instant language/culture connect for me...and I suspect most educated ppl on either side would find the connect too (in absence of the sheer politics which goes on!)

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  21. Lovely post and blog girl!

    xx fesi-fashion

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  22. That outfit is just amazing! And the dogs are sooo cute, I want to have a dog too haha=) Hugs from www.agnesstyle.blogspot.com

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  23. Fantastic pictures! The photos capture independence day welll!

    Loving the top too xx

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  24. You look beautiful!!!
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, I'm a new follower :)

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  25. Happy Independence day.... Such a nice way to celebrate! You look GREAT! the top is so gorgeous...

    oh and your I-day celebration reminds me of this.. rather funny .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl6NTSLjrFU

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  26. Happy Independence Day!!! Such a stylish way to celebrate the occasion!!! I love the outfit - the lace shorts are amazing and I am sure very versatile!!!

    Cheers,
    Karen

    http://rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com/

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  27. And shorts and adorable pups! Loving these pictures.

    I wanted to thank you so much for your sweet comment about my interview over at Walk of Fashion - meant so much - thanks again!

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  28. haha Get laundry you're too funny. Love the top Prutha :)

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  29. i love the colours in the top :)

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  30. Hi! Thanks for your comment! Food is an universal language, hehe... But, however, there is Google Translator to help us!

    I liked your look, specially the colors (top and make up)!

    Kiss from Brazil, Raquel
    www.bomsensoemformadegente.blogspot.com

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  31. great post...fab outfit...I love the naturalness of these photos

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  32. Absolutely LOVE the shorts :) So adorable...

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  33. So beautiful...

    The gold and purple mix like watercolours and create such a striking contrast.

    Happy Independence Day!

    Sarah x

    P.S: Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog... and for bringing me to your own! :0)

    http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

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  34. Happy Independence day to both countries! Your looking good in that lace mini and colorful top. :)

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  35. My first time on your blog but how do you convince people on the streets to pose for you?

    And yes I am from India and I think it is a very good idea to celebrate the independence day together.

    http://blogs.gonomad.com/traveltalesfromindia/

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  36. ring: Colaba Causeway?
    P.S- I <3 cuffs

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  37. Happy Independence Day to both India and Pakistan!! ^_^

    I love your colorful top, and also how your eyeshadow matches! Very pretty.

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  38. niyati: yes...colaba causeway!! :)

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  39. What lovely photos and sentiments! Yes indeed: may we all focus on what unites us, rather than what divides us.
    The purple and gold together in your outfit really pop. I love the details and the to do list. And is that a Shiba Inu posing with you?

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