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Has vintage shopping become old hat

Recently, while on the hunt for a new jacket, I found myself trawling the racks of some local vintage stores where I spotted a t shirt that was, to be frank, practically a rag.

But it was a rag that also happened to be tour merchandise for a particular musician I was obsessed with in my youth. So I bought it. For $80. Actually, that made it more expensive than the mint condition baseball jacket I bought at the same time. It wasn’t until I got home that it actually sank in that I had just bought a second hand t shirt complete with holes for close to a hundred bucks.

So what is it about the term ‘vintage’ that makes even the most level headed person part with serious coin for something that is, at the end of the day, second hand?

Dale Mckie is based stylist who often uses a mixture of vintage with contemporary designers in his work. He says the primary appeal of vintage is the probability someone else won’t have it. „You are buying into something that is unique, something you are less likely going to see someone else wearing,“ Mckie explains.

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Wronged Modi has no remedy

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apex court did expunge the remarks of Gujarat high court judge against Modi but it said that the conduct of the governor cannot be questioned as per the Constitution. the Chief Minister,“ the bench of justices B S Chauhan and F M Ibrahim Kalifulla held.

high court judge had observed that Modi had precipitated a „Constitutional mini crisis“ and his conduct „demonstrated deconstruction of democracy and tantamount to refusal by the Chief Minister to perform his statutory or Constitutional obligation.“ This had compelled the Governor to exercise her discretionary powers to appoint the Lokayukta in order to „preserve democracy and prevent tyranny.“

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governor’s version of events, stated in her letter of March 3, 2010, to the effect that she was not bound by the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers and that she had the exclusive right to appoint the Lokayukta is most certainly not in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution.

seems that this was an outcome of an improper legal advice and the opinion expressed is not in conformity with the Rule of Law. The view of the governor was unwarranted and logically insupportable.“

apex court also faulted the governor saying she had „misjudged her role“ for appointing Mehta without holding consultations with the state government.

also observed „The Governor is not answerable to either House of the State, or to the Parliament, or even to the Council of Ministers, and his/her acts cannot be subject to judicial review. „In such a situation, unless he/she acts upon the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers, he/she will become all powerful and this is an anti thesis to the concept of democracy.“

lies the danger of a Constitutional position being misused with different political parties in power at Centre and in states. In India, the governor is always a ruling party’s person and mostly politicians.

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The court also emphasized the importance of the institution of lokayukta in fighting corruption and warned against leaving the finality of the choice of Lokayukta to the council of ministers headed by chief minister. It said this „would be akin to allowing a person who is likely to be investigated, to choose his own Judge“.

said the Lokayukta Act, which was enacted to remove corruption from public life, would be rendered meaningless if a pliant Lokayukta was allowed to be appointed by the state government.

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