Going through the corridors of history, the Indian woman has been adorning herself since times immemorial. A stone figurine from the Harappan civilization depicts a bejeweled dancing girl which hints the ancient traditions and ties that fashion emerges from. The era of kings and queens, the rise of the Mughal empire, the arrival of the British, the nationalist movement and the socio-economic scenario thereafter threw up a multitude of style icons. Today Indian ethnic fashion has donned a new avatar with the gradual entry of Western sensibilities. The best of the past is here to stay!