Category Archives: cycling

À La Mode in Lahore – Khazanchi (1941)

Khazanchi (Cashier) is a 1941 movie which is significant for several reasons (for the full movie X). First, it was amongst a clutch of popular movies made in Lahore that brought in new modes of movie making, until then the … Continue reading

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1925 – Karachi and Kolkota

Saris in the 1920s on either side of the subcontinent 1) A Parsi family in 1925 Karachi and 2) A Calcutta Cup Race where “horses take second place to fashion” (from the film Calcutta Topical No 1-1925) . The pallu is worn … Continue reading

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The Cycling Post

Continuing the cycle theme, this was probably a college student on her daily commute. On a “ladies” cycle with a very low central bar. Her attire suggests pre-Independence Bengal – probably the teens/20s. They did have a lot of blouse … Continue reading

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