Style  /  Published 28.01.21

From bra to bralette

A bralette: This word seems to be jumping out of most fashion pages of late. It has neither history nor grammar backing it; it sounds like the offspring of a bra and is barely a toddler while behaving...
By Swati Gautam

Style  /  Published 17.09.20

Life before bra

Bras are a western construct, come out of a culture that celebrated the upper torso and not the navel; of a weather that was neither humid nor hot, and of a sensibility that prioritised the shape of c...
By Swati Gautam

Health  /  Published 09.09.20

Lumps, but not cancer

When breasts become lumpy and painful, women are worried: could this be cancer? These symmetrical bilateral symptoms are, however, usually due to fibrocystic disease and can occur in up to 50 per cent...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Style  /  Published 30.07.20

Of masks and bras

Masks and bras are being spoken of in the same breath often now. But not all of it is in jest.In any case, the twinning is not a coincidence. “Wear your mask like your underwear” goes a v...
By Swati Gautam

Style  /  Published 04.03.20

A brief guide to…briefs

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first, said the famous German playwright Bertolt Brecht. “Men want the same thing from their underwear that they want from women: a little bit of suppor...
By Swati Gautam


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