11th December 2013: "We get men above 35 years of age who want to be fitter, but the awareness level is very low. Studies show that Indians need to exercise seven times more in a week than their global counterparts to be at par with them. So, at present, brands are adapting themselves to different Indian sizes and shapes, rather than shoppers working on their bodies," says Vikram Bhatia, managing director of Fitness First gyms.
High-street labels like Armani, Gucci & Zegna roll out made-to-measure outfits...
Shared in 2011:
Kindly let me share a discussion that I've recently had with Mr. Toni Sharma who's an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna. We had the discussion on the F.OX group https://www.facebook.com/groups/fox.nift launched by the Students of NIFT Patna. Mr. Sharma has been very kind to mention on the group that "Shakti Saran .....by far you are the most valuable contributor to this group. Thanks a zillion for all the knowledge that you have shared with our members!!!"
Our discussion on it:
Students of NIFT Patna launched F.OX, the first ever online fashion quiz in October 2011. It is dedicated to all those students who are aspiring to pursue such careers which are intrinsically creative and artistic in nature. Those students who are aspiring to join NIFT/NID can interact with current NIFT/NID students and get useful inputs in terms of what areas to focus on and how to prepare for the exam and situation test. The F.OX community was launched on Facebook on 26th of September and it was formally inaugurated by Actress Neetu Chandra on 4th of October’11. Since then this group has already crossed a membership of 6600! The members are mostly NIFT and NID students/alumni. It also includes such individuals who are employed in fashion industry. F.OX is a community where people freely interact, discuss various aspects of fashion. Here, anyone and everyone can participate in the quiz to find out their true fashion quotient.
Come…….join us at www.facebook.com/groups/fox.nift !!!
Shakti Saran I look forward to connecting, sharing, and collaborating with people studying/working in fashion or entertainment. I've started www.healthfitnessindia.com also to pursue my interests in them. Best! Shakti Saran
Toni Sharma Shakti Saran .....by far you are the most valuable contributor to this group. Thanks a zillion for all the knowledge that you have shared with our members!!!
Shakti Saran Hi Toni Sharma, Thank You for your kind response! It's nice that earlier this evening, a gentleman who I highly respect wrote on my card that "Shakti is a vibrant spirit in the cosmos" along with his signature and that now I read your kind response. Last night, I saw someone asking Metro passengers about a Metro stop, however, it seemed to me that it wasn't clear to him what the people had responded to him because the people hadn't spoken clearly to him. So I told him about the stop and that he thanked me because he wasn't clear like I had thought. We spoke for a while after that and that he even thought that I knew him from before because of how I was talking to him. He works for a nice furniture company and that has worked on the chairs that have been used in Big Boss. He spoke to me on several things including about this business in general, about the opportunities that he has had, and other things. I look forward to staying in touch with him and that as I do business consulting related to the Health and Fitness India network, I would also try to get him work like to get furniture designed and made for gyms, fitness centers and others. I wish that I can keep contributing to this group and that perhaps also meet people with whom I can do even more. I'm interested in fashion and entertainment as I've mentioned above and that I would also pursue my interests in them through the Health and Fitness India network. If you like then you're welcome to it and that I wish that it would be of value to you in many ways. I would be sharing this discussion of ours as a blog post on the network. Best, Shakti Saran