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A new record price for an India painting was set today at a Christie’s auction in New York when India’s most prolific collector, Kiran Nadar, bid $3.5m ($4.01m including buyer’s premium) for Birth, a monumental 8ft x 4ft oil on board (partially show in the picture on the right) by F.N.Souza, one of the country’s most [...]
Access all areas: New York’s new luxury, from Coach, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta. And, oh, Kanye West
Accessible fashion. It means different things to different people – simplified design, clothes everyday people can wear everyday, and can afford, too. It probably helps if you can get in to see the damn things, which was my issue with the mob scene outside of Kanye West’s Yeezy show, the usual squabbling scrum of press, buyers and incessantly snapping street style photographers augmented by fans of the various celebrities reputed to be turning up, and said celebrities’ security cliques. Is this worth it, I asked myself, someone’s elbow in my ribs and someone else’s in an eye. Probably not.
The consistent and the insistent: Thom Browne, Hood by Air, Diane von Furstenberg and Altuzarra, in New York
The inconsistency of New York infuriates some. I find it quite energising. It’s difficult to write off any designer on the New York schedule – you never know when they’re going to pull it out of the bag. Of course, there are a few constants. Shayne Oliver, a relatively recent addition, will challenge convention; the sickly cyclamen and Buck’s Fizz yellow kaftans of Diane von Furstenberg will not.
“Gross National Happiness is critical for Bhutan – otherwise we will undo all our success so far,” says Tshering Tobgay, prime minister (right) of the tiny Himalayan kingdom of some 700,000 people that is sandwiched between the giant nuclear powers of India and China. For him, this means balancing economic development with maintenance of the [...]
September brings a sense of freedom to the plot. I went down to Plot 35a after yet another downpour, when the grass was still glistening wet but the sun had been out long enough to dry the rain off the grapes, which are starting to turn from green to purple. Growth is starting to slow, [...]
I assume that YouGov is planning to run one more poll of Labour members and affiliated and registered supporters before the close of voting on Thursday and the announcement of the result on Saturday. I don’t know whether it will be in tomorrow’s Sunday Times or in The Times next week. While we wait, let [...]
Majorca’s been a sporting playground of mine for some years. I am far from alone in that. The cycling opportunities it offers draw thousands of people, not least many a pro cycling team, for whom the island is perfect for winter training – superb roads, beautiful mountains, minimal traffic.
The way Majorca has embraced amateur athletes [...]
Back in February I was delighted to be asked to be one of the judges in the first year of Britain’s Best Allotment competition, sponsored by Hippo. Anyone who has an allotment will know how much work it takes to keep a plot ticking over with veg and fruit throughout the season, as well as [...]
There is no prospect of India and Pakistan coming to terms and settling their border differences in the foreseeable future, certainly not in the lifetime of the two countries’ present governments and probably not for much longer. Efforts to improve the relationship in other ways will also be precarious and uncertain.
That has been clear for [...]
Seven days ago, after the first stage of the Haute Route Pyrenees, I had doubts that I would be one of the 300 strong peloton riding into the finish point of Toulouse. Just shows what enormous amounts of painkillers, compression tights and chamois cream can do to get you through 800km and up 20 mountain [...]
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