The term – ‘Fashion Show’ or Fashion Week’ has been most ill-used in India. I have written enough on the subject – on how India has more ‘fashion weeks’ in India than the sum total of fashion weeks held in Fashion Capitals of New York, Paris, Milan and London. In India we had a fashion week named after an individual – Prasad Bidapa Fashion Week. You can read it here in my earlier post - The Term – ‘Fashion Week’ Has Become A Joke: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-1gb
Recently we had a designer taking a bow twice during his show and who could it be but Manish Malhotra. Then we had a ‘Indian Fashion Summit’ where fashion designers, choreographers and fashion scribes were awarded but surprisingly I had never heard of the winners in my 15-years plus career as a fashion journalist.
And now we have a gentleman who has introduced the dirty-trick of horse-trading in fashion. I though horse-trading happened only in politics. Vijay Singh who got into fashion just because his wife – Jyotsna Tiwari was never approved by the jury at FDCI shows. He started ‘Bridal Week’ in Mumbai. This year he is doing the ‘Bridal Week’ in Delhi and timed it just before the Delhi Couture Week organised by FDCI. Singh always had an axe to grind with FDCI. Anyway the designers are poached with huge sums of money courtesy two big sponsors that back the Bridal Week. Have you ever heard anywhere in the world of a designer getting paid to do a fashion show? It happens only in India! Vijay Singh has poached the popular designers and the five biggies of Indian Fashion Fraternity are offered an average of Rupees 40 Lakhs to just participate in the Bridal Week.
No doubt the Delhi government levies Entertainment Tax on Fashion Shows. When organisors like Vijay Singh pay hefty amounts to designers to show their collection, it is something like ‘performance fee’ that showbiz people charge. Hence government is right in levying Entertainment Tax because these events no way help in establishing that a fashion show is a ‘Trade Show’.
Last week Prasad Bidapa poured his heart out about his ‘gay erotica’ being leaked by fashionscandal.com whom he prefer to label as ‘Creeps’. And what should I say about Bombay Times??? They are shamelessly lifting articles from this Blog and not even giving due credit to the source. This has happened twice. Ethics don’t matter to them. Here is the link to Bombay Times story: http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VE9JTS8yMDExLzA0LzI5I0FyMDMzMDE=&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom
The literal mining of the term ‘Pornography‘ is “describing or showing or simulating sexual acts in order to cause sexual excitement through photographs, books, films, etc.”
This would include pornographic material produced using computers and use of internet to transmit pornographic videos, photos, writings etc.
Now since you have photographed men simulating sexual acts and have transmitted them through the use of internet as Emails to a select list of friends, you have indulged in Pornography as per the Law of the Land. So next time before pointing fingers, have the facts right. And anyway you never bothered about law else you wouldn’t had been Jailed in Dubai for possession of narcotics. Read all about it here: http://www.mid-day.com/news/2005/jun/111918.htm
Also, this Blog is not ‘homophobic‘!
OOOPS! I missed out on posting Prasad Bidapa’s April 2011 edition of his Gay Erotica for the unfortunate ones who aren’t in his ‘Private Mailing List’ .This one is bolder than the previous ones. Yet again a ‘Threesome’, Bidapa’s Erotic April 2011 calendar may be photoshopped because I can’t see the phallus of the guy lying at the bottom. Or is it inside…??? Tauba-Tauba!