Bombay Parsi Punchayat trustee to go on hunger strike against decision to postpone election

The crisis in the over 300-year-old Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP) intensified over the weekend with a trustee planning to go on a hunger strike from Monday morning. Article by Nauzer Bharucha | TNN Noshir Dadrawala, who resigned last week, protesting against the majority trustees’ decision to postpone the BPP elections to October 2022, said, “This is a serious attempt on my part to ensure good governance through peaceful, non-violent means.” “I will be sitting at the BPP office (DN Rd in Fort...
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MAC Spicy Pimienta & Jalea Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours Reviews & Swatches

Spicy Pimienta MAC Spicy Pimenta Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. The texture was smooth, fluid, and very spreadable to the point where I found it necessary to remove some product at the edge of the tube prior to applying. It drie...
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Do you enjoy testing out new products?

I do! I like seeing what’s new, if it’s better than things that have come before it, and seeing different tech get deployed. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Urban Decay Cuneirune Afterglow Highlighter Reviews & Swatches

Cuneirune Urban Decay Cuneirune Afterglow Illuminating HighlighterUrban Decay Cuneirune Afterglow Illuminating Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium copper with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, so it wasn’t “semi-sheer” as described by the brand. I could use a lighter hand or a less-dense brush to achieve sheerer coverage if desired. The consistency was fir...
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Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Collection Swatches

Here are swatches of the remainder of the limited edition Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Collection. This post features swatches of the two eyeshadow quads, two cheek trios, and individual highlighter. Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Collection Gallery Options Products ...
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Perfumed Horoscope: October 18 - October 24

  If at this point in time we have become used to being slightly clueless and avoiding big issues, this spell now slowly but surely will break. We will have to get out of our comfort zone of not saying or doing anything that is somehow tangible and value-related. The air will become too dry for sandcastles to hold, or there may even be a great wave to wash it away. As Saturn, Jupiter, and Me... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: October 18 - October 24 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologn...
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Inside the Golden Door Spa, the California retreat loved by the wealthy that's $9,950 for a week's stay

Inside the Golden Door Spa and Resort. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Golden Door Spa and Resort in California has hosted the world's elite at its 600 acres. Guests pay $9,950 for a week-long stay that includes spa treatments, workouts, and other activities. Executive Chef Greg Frey Jr. crafts the spa menu that's unlike traditional spas with satiating, nutritional, and delicious food. Hidden in the hills of San Diego County in California is Golden Door, a top-rated spa and resort...
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We put our child in charge for a day – it was both terrifying and freeing

One day a year our daughter does as she pleases and it’s always great fun… and a good education for us allWe call it her “in-charge day”. A day when our nine-year-old daughter Flora is in charge, and we are, effectively, hers to command. A day when all the traditional hierarchies between parent and child are reversed, when she can fulfil her fantasies, refuse to do anything she doesn’t want to and experience a taste of power, authority and absolute freedom.OK, not absolute freedom. There are som...
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‘Nobody ever put hands on me before’: flight attendants on the air rage epidemic

Although travelers’ hissy fits are nothing new, incidences of bad behavior have spiked amid the tense landscape of Covid-19Alexander Clark had only just boarded the Los Angeles-bound United airliner when the man seated behind him became incensed. As Clark tells it, a flight attendant had repeatedly asked the passenger to alternately stop talking on his phone or don a face mask when, after the fourth ask, the passenger snapped.“I will find your name, date of birth, and address! I will know your s...
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Art at their heart: homes that have become museums

A magical glimpse inside the house museums of five pioneers of art and designIf you are reading these pages, chances are you like nothing more than having a good snoop around other people’s houses. Below is a selection of five of the world’s best house museums – inspiring, creative, but ultimately delightfully domestic spaces that have been preserved as they were when the owners lived in them. Continue reading...
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I’m sad at work and don’t know what to do with my life

You’ve been working hard to tick the expected boxes, maybe it’s time to find and tick you ownThe question I am 37, have a lovely husband and a wonderful child, and a job in the creative industries. The problem is that I haven’t been happy in my career for a long time and have felt very stuck, and every now and again I end up crying because I just don’t know what to do with my life. I was an over-achiever at school (worked hard, got the grades, went to a good university), but am now in a role whe...
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Urban Decay Brilliance & Ancient Lip Eclipses Reviews & Swatches

Brilliance Urban Decay Brilliance Lip Eclipse LipstickUrban Decay Brilliance Lip Eclipse Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.06 oz.) has a sheer, peachy-gold base with flecks of lighter and darker gold micro-glitter throughout. The brand described this shade as “sheer,” so it was in line with how it was marketed. The texture was lightweight, thin, and lightly emollient with more of an oily slip, so it was harder to keep on and had a tendency to gr...
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Terra Moons Space Case, The Cosmos, Solar Expansion Extreme Multichrome Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Space Case Terra Moons Space Case Extreme Multichrome Shadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) seemed to have a greener base with an intense, multichromatic shift that went from warmer, olive gold to lime green to pale periwinkle to plummy-purple. The eyeshadow had a smooth, metallic sheen that was shiny but did a great job of showcasing the shift in a variety of lighting–no hunting for those shifts at all. The texture was soft, smooth, and blend...
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Sunday Firesides: Good Times Are Not Around the Corner (And That’s Great News!)

“As soon as this work project gets done.” “As soon as we get more settled in.” “As soon as I’m done planning this event.” “As soon as the kids are older.” How commonly do we offer these postponements to personal urges and others-issued invitations to take a trip, make a move, or simply hang out? “Things are busy right now,” we tell ourselves. “But in a week/month/year, my calendar will be much freer. Good times are right around the corner!” There is a bit of truth to this. Different seasons in ...
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L'Oreal Paris Ever Pure Bond Strengthening System

I torture my hair. I color it, highlight it, heat style it every day; I have hair extensions. I basically put it through the ringer and expect it to look beautiful each and every day. I am often amazed that I can get my hair to look the way I want it to, much less beautiful with all that I put it through. ...
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Everything You Need To Know About Jujube Fruit

Jujube fruit, also referred to as Chinese dates or red fruit, originates from Southern Asia. It has become popular in recent years across the world. Today, it is being grown in Texas as well as other southwestern areas of the United States. Jujube fruits are small round fruits that are purple or dark red when ripe. Jujube has a chewy texture and a sweet taste, so they are mostly dried and used in desserts and candies in Asia. They also have medicinal value, such as decreased anxiety and...
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Chanel No 5: Ask For The Moon - Holiday Editions 2021

This year is exceptional for CHANEL! One of the most famous perfumes in the world, Chanel No5 celebrates its 100th anniversary. Elena reminds us of the 5 interpretations of Chanel No5, giving the perfect overture to the newest campaign and products specially designed for the holiday season 2021. With the ASK FOR THE MOON campaign, Chanel celebrates the first century of Chanel No5 and glorifies i... Read full article: Chanel No 5: Ask For The Moon - Holiday Editions 2021 from Fragrantica Perfu...
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Getting Reacquainted With Smell Bent

One of the truly indie perfume companies out in the fragrance landscape - a real pioneer at the beginning of the niche wave that engulfed perfumery in the last decade - is Smell Bent. This Los Angeles-based perfume house, run by founding perfumer Brent Leonesio, has broken so many of the classic tropes of perfumery that many still consider Smell Bent as one of the original rule benders, paving th... Read full article: Getting Reacquainted With Smell Bent from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
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Trend watch: How to wear oversized shirts

Filed under ‘forever favourites’, the classic shirt has upsized and moved on from the confines of the neat workwear uniform shirt favoured by city workersAn oversized shirt is the neutral power player of your wardrobe. Choose a striped fabric, or classic white or blue, and you will find that its versatility is limitless. Style it slightly dishevelled, à la Patti Smith, with narrow pants, or offset a miniskirt with its volume – think Julia Roberts in the shopping scene from the 1990 blockbuster P...
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In 1921, N°5 came into the world. It was the first fragrance created by visionary fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel. Her intention was to liberate femininity from its olfactory constraints in the same way that she used her creations to free minds and assert a new style. During this era, the fragrances on the market generally limited women to the scent of a single flower, such as lily of the valle... Read full article: 5 INTERPRETATIONS OF Chanel No 5 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
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With N°5, Gabrielle Chanel created an abstract fragrance that changed the history of perfumery, a welcome shock to the senses that was impossible to associate with any particular flower. As for its presentation, Chanel designed a minimalist bottle that allowed the amber color of the fragrance to take center stage. The flat shape, similar to that of a hip flask, was designed for movement and speed... Read full article: Chanel N°5 – EVOLUTION OF THE BOTTLE from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
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Urban Decay Uni-mind Afterglow Highlighter Reviews & Swatches

Uni-mind Urban Decay Uni-mind Afterglow Illuminating HighlighterUrban Decay Uni-mind Afterglow Illuminating Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium, yellowy gold with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage, which was slightly more pigmentation than marketed. The texture was moderately dense, slightly firmer in the pan, and there was a dryness present that translated into a ...
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How A Small Pharmacy Became a Big Perfume House: Discover More About O Boticário.

When the 1970s arrived, many new developments gained speed all over the world, and women's empowerment took women out of the home, placing them in the labor market in positions that were previously destined exclusively for men. New musical styles and new philosophies of life emerged, in which reconnection with oneself was the basic rule. The modus operandi of humanity begins to tolerate exper... Read full article: How A Small Pharmacy Became a Big Perfume House: Discover More About O Boticário...
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Does more choice in products these days overwhelm or delight you?

I enjoy it overall, since I think variety is good–we all have different preferences, so having options at different price points, retailers, etc. is a good thing. I can see it being overwhelming, though, especially if one is new to beauty! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Viva la vulva: why we need to talk about women’s genitalia

Ignorance about the basic biology of vulvas is still shockingly high – yet there are huge health benefits, physical and emotional, to be won with better understandingIf you have a vulva between your legs, could you identify the seven separate structures in a mirror? If your partner has a vulva, can you identify theirs?For over half the population, the vulva is a significant part of their body; an exit and an entrance, a site of pleasure and, often, pain, that speaks to core human function and ne...
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Benjamin Lay was the best radical vegan Quaker hunchback abolitionist of the 1700s

I got an email a while back from a fellow by the name of David Lester, who asked if I wanted to read his graphic novel biography of "an 18th-century dwarf and hunchback who fought a lonely, heroic fight for the abolition of slavery." — Read the rest
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A New Line From Rituals: Serendipity

Dutch Bath-and-Body, Cosmetics, and Fragrance house Rituals presents their new winter line, Serendipity, a limited edition based on the phenomenon of serendipity: stumbling across something positive that you weren't looking for.  According to the house, one could argue that we're all surrounded by acts of serendipity; we're just not seeing them. "Maybe it's really about being more conscious of ev... Read full article: A New Line From Rituals: Serendipity from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
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Guardian angel: the headteacher inspired to clean up after meeting a turtle in Bali

In our new column, in which we make nice things happen for nice people, Victoria Cairns moves from litter-picking the streets to cleaning up the waterwaysIt was a turtle that changed everything. Victoria Cairns, 45, a headteacher from Derbyshire, was diving in Bali in 2008 when she saw one of the island’s famous turtles. It loomed towards her in the crystal clear water, and she was delighted – until she saw the plastic bag in its mouth. “I just thought: ‘Oh God, we are parasites’,” Cairns rememb...
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Desperately seeking Diana: can any actor get to the heart of the people’s princess?

The princess is now a constant presence on our screens, from a camp musical to The Crown. Such a blank canvas is a dream for directors and a nightmare for actors, writes Hadley FreemanThe first imitation I ever saw of Diana, Princess of Wales was in my bedroom when I was five. It was a Diana Bride doll, ordered by my mother from a catalogue, although with her rictus smile and huge helmet of hair she looked more like Nancy Reagan. The details didn’t matter: she had the vague outlines of princess ...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Podcast: I enjoyed talking to Micheal Bird about his book Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew about the Bible on Gospel for Life podcast. Think Little “Don’t Think Big. Think Little”. I wish Christians would adopt this mindset. Dear Pastor … Your Shepherd Doesn’t Care How Big Your Church Is Christ isn’t calling us to grow his church. He will do that. He is calling us to be faithful. How the Neighborhood Church Could Make a Comeback I b...
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