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The usual anti-India gambit, starring Pakistan's ISI: A million woke mutinies all the time
World

The usual anti-India gambit, starring Pakistan's ISI: A million woke mutinies all the time

There is a narrative, and it reaches a cacophony of hysteria whenever there are elections in India, because the intent is to rally the faithful against the allegedly fascist BJP

Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies
India

Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies

Liberals enthusiastically pick the Munawar Faruqui saga, but remain silent on the lynching of two sadhus by a mob in Maharashtra. This blinkeredness is not serving any true liberal clause in any real sense

Why brands are happy with negative goodwill in the outrage industry
India

Why brands are happy with negative goodwill in the outrage industry

Why would any brand want ‘negative goodwill’? Because prime time on the media debates only negative news. Once you are in this negative market, the media discusses it for hours and the brand gets million dollar worth free publicity

From FabIndia to Tanishq, a look at brands that faced backlash on social media for their ads
India

From FabIndia to Tanishq, a look at brands that faced backlash on social media for their ads

Recently, FabIndia has been at the receiving end of a lot of backlash ever since it brought out a Diwali-themed advertisement for a range of clothing collection and named it ‘Jashn-e-Riwaaz’

Outrage against Fabindia's Diwali ad shows there's no longer such thing as 'any publicity is good publicity'
Arts & Culture

Outrage against Fabindia's Diwali ad shows there's no longer such thing as 'any publicity is good publicity'

Rather than feel sorry for themselves, brands must understand that they are only belatedly learning, the hard way, that piggybacking cultural moments is easy, but creating your own, especially absorbing its criticisms, is a whole other thing.

FabIndia runs into hot water with its new collection; netizens trend #BoycottFabIndia hashtag
India

FabIndia runs into hot water with its new collection; netizens trend #BoycottFabIndia hashtag

A Fabindia spokesperson has said the collection titled ‘Jashn-e-Riwaaz’ is not its Diwali collection. Their Diwali collection, called “Jhilmil si Diwali, is yet to be launched

Fabindia submits undertaking to Bombay High Court, says it will not brand its products with term 'khadi'
India

Fabindia submits undertaking to Bombay High Court, says it will not brand its products with term 'khadi'

The KVIC had approached the high court in June this year against Fabindia for illegally using its trademark "charkha" (spinning wheel) and selling the apparel with the khadi tag. In its suit, the KVIC had sought damages to the tune of Rs 525 crore from Fabindia.

Misuse of khadi mark by Fabindia adversely affects interests of artisans; KVIC has strong case against erring firms
Business

Misuse of khadi mark by Fabindia adversely affects interests of artisans; KVIC has strong case against erring firms

KVIC has a strong case to prevent the misuse of the khadi mark by companies in India, on the ground that KVIC owns the khadi trademark in India.

Four Fabindia staff chargesheeted in case of snooping after Union minister Smriti Irani
India

Four Fabindia staff chargesheeted in case of snooping after Union minister Smriti Irani

Four Fabindia staff have been chargesheeted in a court of law here in connection with a 2015 case of snooping after Union minister Smriti Irani made a complaint against it, a police officer said on Sunday.

KVIC sends legal notice to Fabindia for using brand name 'Khadi'
Business

KVIC sends legal notice to Fabindia for using brand name 'Khadi'

Khadi India has threatened to sue Fabindia, a chain of ethnic wear retail outlets, for allegedly indulging in "unfair trade practice" by using and selling its cotton products unauthorisedly under its registered brand name "Khadi".

Voyeurism case: Goa court grants anticipatory bail to 7 Fabindia officials
India

Voyeurism case: Goa court grants anticipatory bail to 7 Fabindia officials

A Goa court on granted interim anticipatory bail to seven officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, till 23 April in connection with the voyeurism case.

Fabindia's senior officials seek anticipatory bail after being summoned by police
India

Fabindia's senior officials seek anticipatory bail after being summoned by police

Seven senior officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, have applied for anticipatory bail in a Goa court after being summoned by police.

Two Fabindia top executives to be questioned on Friday: Goa police
India

Two Fabindia top executives to be questioned on Friday: Goa police

Goa Police will quiz two top executives of Fabindia on Friday in connection with the trial room camera episode.

Top management of Fabindia shouldn't be harassed: Congress' Digvijaya Singh
India

Top management of Fabindia shouldn't be harassed: Congress' Digvijaya Singh

All India Congress Committee General Secretary Digvijaya Singh came to the defence of Fabindia management saying the top officials should not be harassed.

Smriti Irani case: Fabindia CEO, MD don't turn up to meet Goa cops, seek more time
India

Smriti Irani case: Fabindia CEO, MD don't turn up to meet Goa cops, seek more time

The Goa crime branch had summoned the company's Chief Executive Officer Subrata Dutta and Managing Director William Bissel to appear before it at 10 AM today.

Fabindia can't be blamed for camera row, it's mischief by staff, says Goa CM Parsekar
India

Fabindia can't be blamed for camera row, it's mischief by staff, says Goa CM Parsekar

Under fire over the voyeurism charge, Fabindia on Monday got the backing of Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar who said the company cannot be blamed for the mischief played by some employees at its store, where Union Minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera facing the trial room.

Voyeurism case: Court grants anticipatory bail to Fabindia manager
India

Voyeurism case: Court grants anticipatory bail to Fabindia manager

A district court in Mapusa town near Panaji on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Fabindia's Candolim store manager Chaitrali Sawant in connection with the voyeurism case.

Smriti Irani case: Goa police to quiz Fabindia CEO, MD on Tuesday over CCTV camera
India

Smriti Irani case: Goa police to quiz Fabindia CEO, MD on Tuesday over CCTV camera

Fabindia has denied that it had placed hidden cameras in any of its stores.

U-turn on Irani? Here's why FabIndia snoopgate lost steam, BJP support
India

U-turn on Irani? Here's why FabIndia snoopgate lost steam, BJP support

Parsekar, who also holds the state’s Home portfolio, believes that a mountain is being made of a molehill after all.

Smriti Irani spots hidden camera at Fabindia store: Goa court grants bail to all 4 accused
India

Smriti Irani spots hidden camera at Fabindia store: Goa court grants bail to all 4 accused

After Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV camera in the changing room of a Fabindia store in Goa, she registered a complaint claiming the management intentionally focused the camera at the changing room to capture images of those going inside to try on clothes.