Pity poor Urban Outfitters: If the company wants any hope of expanding its flagship brand internationally, they've got to be sensitive to populations besides affluent white American teenagers. Which is apparently so, so hard.
Australian swimwear label Lisa Blue has apologized for sending a swimsuit down the runway with an image of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. The company has halted production of the offending item, but not before members of a Hindu nationalist party burned the Australian flag alongside images of the models. Cultural…
A Hindu organization attacked women in the college town of Mangalore, calling them "un-Indian for being out drinking and dancing with men." The attack has spurred debate on Indian women's behavior, including drinking and shopping.