The story of Vividh Vaani

How a Gujarati cookbook came to symbolise love and gratitude during the bubonic plague in Bombay As I joined the cricket fans milling out of the Brabourne Stadium on a crisp Mumbai winter evening in December 2009, I could sense its ebullient mood. They had been lucky to witness an innings of a lifetime – an almost-triple century (284 not out) in one day from Virendra Sehwag against a hapless Sri Lankan bowling attack. Article by Murali Ranganathan | Scroll Walking down Churchgat...
Tags: Books, Life, Food And Drink, Mumbai, Bombay, Gujarat, Ahmedabad, Times of India, Goan, Parsi, Brabourne Stadium, Heera, Niloufer Ichaporia King, Meherbai, Madrasi, Murali Ranganathan

ColourPop You’re a Trip Super Shock Highlighter Review & Swatches

You're a Trip Colour Pop Manifest That Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a very light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a lightly sparkly, moderately metallic sheen. It had a luminous sheen that was noticeable but didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture, but there was visible sparkles over the finer pearl shimmer in the finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly emollient–almost wet to the touc...
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Fenty Beauty Quartz Candy, Suga Kiss, Tang Thang Slip Shine Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Quartz Candy Fenty Beauty Quartz Candy Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.098 oz.) has a clear base with iridescent sparkle and a bit of finer pearl paired with a shiny, glossy finish. It was marketed as clear, so the lack of coverage/pigmentation was as anticipated. There was a sheer to semi-sheer level of sparkle, and it was more sparkly than most shades in the range–that means the particles were larger but not to the...
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Young Americans having less sex than ever, study finds

About one in three men aged 18 to 24 reported no sexual activity in past year between 2000 and 2018, Jama report saidIn 1975, David Bowie famously sang of a girl who wanted “the young American/ All night”. Nearly 50 years later, however, a lot of young Americans are having less sex – and can’t even blame the coronavirus for it.According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, data collected between 2000 and 2018, two years before the pandemic, shows that “approxi...
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JD Glow Galaxy Shadows (x15) & Illuminators (x6) | Swatches

JD Glow has been on my radar of brands I’ve been following on social/watching to review in the future, and as a lot of the beauty community has looked to highlight and support Black-owned beauty brands recently, it was time to dive into this brand! I bought 15 of the JD Glow Galaxy Shadows ($7.50 for 0.095 oz.), which is definitely the product I hear most about. I also bought six pressed JD Glow Illuminators ($16.50 for 0.28 oz.). They also have metallic, shimmer, ...
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Matt Blatt chain collapse leaves customers out of pocket despite $4.4m asset sale

Liquidator of company that owned furniture brand understood to be investigating sale of stock and intellectual propertyMore than 3,000 customers owed money by the failed replica-furniture chain Matt Blatt are set to receive nothing, even though the company reaped more than $4.4m by selling assets in the weeks leading to its collapse.Customers, some of whom are owed more than $1,000, were informed of the collapse by text message a fortnight ago. Continue reading...
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Our Father's Colognes

The tradition of celebrating Father’s Day appeared in the United States in 1910. Gradually, the idea spread to hundreds of other countries and even though Father's Days do not have a clear date for the whole world. In the USA, fathers are honored on the third Sunday of June, so we decided to remind Fragrantica readers about this holiday now. Chanel's official website as of June, 2020   I've sp... Read full article: Our Father's Colognes from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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Our Fathers' Colognes

The tradition of celebrating Father’s Day appeared in the United States in 1910. Gradually, the idea spread to hundreds of other countries and even though Father's Days do not have a clear date for the whole world. In the USA, fathers are honored on the third Sunday of June, so we decided to remind Fragrantica readers about this holiday now. Chanel's official website as of June, 2020   I've sp... Read full article: Our Fathers' Colognes from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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What are three things you’ve learned about your preferences that have helped you make better purchases?

I’ve learned that I like to build up my blush, so I know that the types of formulas I’ll reach for and use on my own accord are ones that are buildable and very blendable (because I don’t like to spend too much effort blending out cheek colors). I like wearing a billion colors at once, so... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Best of Kosas Color & Light Palettes

Here’s a look back on how well the Kosas Color & Light Palettes ($34.00) performed! I really loved how there were two versions of each duo, a low intensity and high intensity, specifically designed to bring the color concept to lighter and deeper skin tones. The High Intensity duos offer greater pigmentation, but the colors themselves were often a bit deeper or more vivid. The Low Intensity duos offered more semi-sheer, medium buildable coverage. The cream blush ...
Tags: Beauty, Round-ups, Christine, Temptalia, Kosås, Kosas Helios High Intensity Color, Kosas Velvet Melon Color, Helios Kosas Kosas P Permanent, Helios High Intensity Kosas Kosas P Permanent, Kosas Velvet Melon High Intensity Color, Tropic Equinox Kosas Kosas P Permanent, Kosas Tropic Equinox Color, Kosas Tropic Equinox High Intensity Color

Givenchy L'Interdit Solid Perfume

  L'Interdit collection by Givenchy house brings forth a new product, a fragrant solid perfume available in a very attractive, lipstick-shaped package. The recognizable formula of the perfume was created by perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Bal. This solid form is perfect for applying during the day gently on the neckline and wrists and for carrying in a purse. L'Interdit lin... Read full article: Givenchy L'Interdit Solid Perfume from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
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Wooden O-Ring Headband DIY

I’m a gal who LOVES headbands and hair scarves. They can take an outfit from good to great by adding a little bit of extra pizazz. They also cover those roots when you’re on day one-too-many of dry shampoo, but you don’t have the time (or let’s be honest, energy) to wash your hair. When you pair my big appreciation for headbands with my love of projects that use up fabric scraps (I loathe scrap waste, but that’s a conversation for a different day), well, you’re speaking straight to my heart. I f...
Tags: Crafts, D.I.Y. Project, Accessories, Fashion, Diy, Style, Sewing, Diy Gifts, Homemade Gifts, Katie Shelton Photos, xo Katie Credits Author

Your Relationship with Failure

Here are some quotes from J.K. Rowling about the fear of failure: Part of the reason there were seven years between having the idea for Philosopher’s Stone and getting it published, was that I kept putting the manuscript away for months at a time, convinced it was rubbish.Fear of failure is the saddest reason on earth not to do what you were meant to do. I finally found the courage to start submitting my first book to agents and publishers at a time when I felt a conspicuous failure. Only the...
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Can Anna Wintour survive fashion's reckoning with racism?

While Condé Nast has said the Vogue editor-in-chief will not be stepping down, turmoil has been mounting as employees past and present speak out For decades she has stood astride the fashion industry, micro-managing the look and content of US Vogue, marshaling a significant part of the global fashion industry to her worldview, and presiding over a annual gala which, at $25,000 a head, paying guests and favored courtiers mounted lavishly-carpeted steps of Metropolitan Museum of Art to symbolicall...
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‘We were let loose’: my art school days, by Peter Blake, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Steve McQueen and more

Eight great British artists on graduating, and their advice for the Class of 2020 I joined in 1953, after my national service. I’d applied to study graphic design, but was accepted as a painter – I had sent them a portrait I did of my sister. So I studied painting but knew about graphic design, which accounts for a lot. I was so grateful to be there, and used it well. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Education, Film, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Steve McQueen, Peter Blake, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Antony Gormley, Fashion and textiles, Rachel Whiteread, Peter Blake Sam Taylor Johnson Steve McQueen

Menstruation and Zoroastrian Doctrine

A complex issue of womenhood The entire 16th pargarad/chapter of the Vendidad is dedicated to the matter of menstruation, and later Pahlavi texts comment on this subject extensively. For those who believed this was an adopted Hindu practice from India please realize this is an integral component of the Mazdayasni Zarathosti religion.As a side note, please realize that practices followed well into the twentieth century entailed sleeping on an iron bed (Vd.15.1.6)  and avoiding touching ...
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‘The waste and excess is more visible’: how coronavirus is shaking up fashion

The industry has been taken apart at the seams. Is this the end of lavish shows and packed front rows?It was on the morning of 18 March, when Glastonbury was confirmed cancelled, that Sarah Gresty, BA course leader in fashion at Central Saint Martins (CSM), realised that the class of 2020 would be a graduating year unlike any other. “That was when we thought: OK, this is only heading one way. After that, everything happened really fast. That evening many of the international students started get...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: The World Needs Healers The world is already burning. It needs fire extinguishers, not firebrands. Be a healer who tends to the wounds of the fighters from both sides. Exit the Echo Chamber. It’s Time to Persuade. There has to be a middle ground between being an online jerk on one side—only interested in “owning” an opposing voice—or a hyper-sensitive snowflake on the other, with no tolerance for their views being challenged.Here are three ways...
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Ask Yourself Empowering Questions

Your thought process is a powerful determinant of your success or failure. Find a connection or unifying bond among the millions of thoughts that cross your mind every day, and use them to the... By Harrison Barnes
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