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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V


Queen to open Buckingham Palace gardens to paying public for first time

With palace summer opening cancelled because of coronavirus, visitors will be able to pay to picnic from July to SeptemberThe paying public can picnic at the palace this summer as the Queen throws open her private 39-acre London garden for visitors to explore by themselves for the first time.With pandemic restrictions forcing the cancellation of Buckingham Palace’s traditional summer opening for a second year, self-guided tours of the landscaped grounds will be on offer from July to September. C...
Tags: London, Life and style, UK News, Monarchy, The Queen, Buckingham Palace, Gardens


Professor Zenobia Nadirshaw MBE elected as the President of The World Zoroastrian Organisation

In an email announcement the World Zoroastrian Organization UK announced the election of Professor Zenobia Nadirshaw as its new President. Professor Zenobia Nadirshaw MBE was elected as the President of The World Zoroastrian Organisation on the 7th February 2021. Professor Zenobia addressed the WZO Committee Members after being elected as the President and we are happy to share her speech with all our members and well wishers worldwide: “First and foremost I welcome you all to the WZO commit...
Tags: UK, London, News, Life, Buckingham Palace, William, National Portrait Gallery, British Medical Association, Sammy, British Psychological Society, Zenobia, World Zoroastrian Organisation, Zenobia Nadirshaw, WZO Committee Members, Shahpurji, English National Health Services


Michelle Obama's stylist and 12 Black professionals on the former First Lady's fashion legacy and the art of power dressing

Michelle Obama Paras Griffin / Contributor . Getty Images Throughout the years, Michelle Obama has become a style icon.  Her stylist, Meredith Koop, has helped Obama become the noted fashion icon she is today.  Koop and Black professionals weighed in on the lasting impact of Obama's style and what it says about power dressing.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Daniella Carter said if she's learned one thing from Michelle Obama's style, it's what an unapologetic Black...
Tags: Fashion, Politics, England, Hollywood, Style, Entertainment, Obama, Congress, White House, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Wealth, Joe Biden, Washington Dc


The ritual of Parsi ‘choi’

The ritual of Parsi ‘choi’ Tea time is an indulgent affair for Parsis. Come evening, a full tea service is laid out complete with snacks and bone china crockery Article by  Aravinda Anantharaman | Live Mint Once, during pre-pandemic times, I stopped to chat with a neighbour. Not one to let anyone leave empty-handed, she thrust some lemongrass picked from her garden into my hands, saying, “For your chai.” That was my first cup of lemongrass chai and I loved it. Along the way, I learnt that...
Tags: Life, Buckingham Palace, Assam, CTC, Parsi, Dalal, Food And Beverage, Dahanu, Kurush Dalal


8th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress 2023: London is calling! Spotlight on Youth Organisers

With the 8th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress (8WZYC) 2023 being hosted by the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe (ZTFE) in the United Kingdom (UK) in Summer 2023, a dedicated team of youth volunteers have already commenced early groundwork to start planning and organising this momentous event. As part of a series of articles, we will be sharing the insights and visions of our 8WZYC organising team. Article by Shazneen Munshi, Venue Coordinator, 8WZYC For those of you who may not ...
Tags: UK, London, Congress, Life, Los Angeles, Bbc, New Zealand, Buckingham Palace, King, Community Service, Hogwarts, World Service, United Kingdom UK, Freddie, Zarathushti, Congress Committee


Can wearing gloves – like the Queen – help protect you against the coronavirus?

After the monarch covered her hands for an investiture on Tuesday, we asked two health experts whether doing so helps keep Covid-19 at bayThe Queen has sent the internet – and, one imagines, glovemakers – into a tailspin by wearing gloves to an investiture for the first time since the 50s. At a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, she donned a pair of cream wrist-length classics to shake hands with honours recipients including the D-day veteran Harry Billinge and the actor Wendy Craig.Wheth...
Tags: Fashion, Science, Life and style, World news, Infectious Diseases, Health & wellbeing, Buckingham Palace, Sky News, Joe Little, Harry Billinge, Coronavirus outbreak, Wendy Craig


Sumptuously Persian

India’s pioneering Persian chef Afshin Kohinoor unlocks his culinary treasure chest for Krishnaraj Iyengar Welcome my dear welcome,” he gushes over his galla counter as a mixed international crowd pours in on a Saturday afternoon. After selfie sessions with Julius, the handsome pet canine standing tall on the counter, they make themselves at home on old wooden chairs and sturdy tables with quaint checkered table cloth for some pure culinary magic. Article by Krishnaraj Iyengar | Deccan Herald ...
Tags: Life, India, Iran, Food And Drink, Buckingham Palace, Mumbai, Britannia, Elizabeth, Julius, Parsi, Irani, Yazd, Berry Pulao, Boman Kohinoor, Afshin Kohinoor, India Known


Die beliebtesten Locations der Welt für deine Insta-Fotos

Instagram ist mittlerweile ein wichtiger Teil im Leben vieler Reiseblogger*innen geworden. Täglich posten sie ihre schönsten Urlaubsshots und nehmen uns so mit auf ihre Reisen. Aber nicht nur sie sind süchtig nach den Likes im Urlaub, oder? Wenn wir jetzt mal ganz ehrlich sind, lieben wir es doch auch, wenn wir unseren Followern zeigen können, wie schön unser Urlaub doch ist, auch wenn unsere Followerzahl zum größten Teil aus Familie, Freund*innen und Arbeitskolleg*innen besteht. Und das bestäti...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, New York City, Unesco, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, Dubai, Buckingham Palace, Burj Khalifa, Bedeutung, London Eye Tower Bridge, Wunder, Hafen, Zahlen


Netflix-News: Serien & Filme für bitterkalte Winterabende

Die Fakten: Draußen ist es so kalt, dass man es eh nicht lange aushält. Die Sonne geht um 16 Uhr unter – gefühlt also nach dem Frühstück. Die nächsten Wochen solltest du versuchen, etwas zu sparen, sonst hast du kein Geld für Weihnachtsgeschenke oder ein Silvester-Outfit.Die Konsequenz: Du hast gar keine andere Wahl, als es dir bis zum Ende des Jahres jedes Wochenende auf dem Sofa gemütlich zu machen und zu netflixen. Tja, da kann man wohl nichts machen, das Leben wollte es so. Schlimm, ich weiß...
Tags: Elsa, Fashion, Music, Netflix, Thailand, Buckingham Palace, Sherlock Holmes, Nazi, Kim, Charles, Seth Meyers, Cleveland, Elizabeth, Anne, Ivan, Bonnie


Netflix-News: Serien & Filme für bitterkalte Winterwochenenden

Die Fakten: Draußen ist es so übertrieben kalt, da hält man es eh nicht lange aus. Die Sonne geht 16 Uhr unter – sprich kurz nach dem Brunch. Die nächsten Wochen solltest du versuchen, etwas zu sparen, sonst hast du kein Geld für Weihnachtsgeschenke und dein Silvester-Outfit.Die Konsequenz: Du hast gar keine andere Wahl, als es dir bis Ende des Jahres jedes Wochenende auf dem Sofa gemütlich zu machen und zu netflixen. Tja, da kann man wohl nichts machen. Zwinker, zwinker.Und jetzt, wo ich dir di...
Tags: Elsa, Fashion, Music, Netflix, Thailand, Buckingham Palace, Sherlock Holmes, Nazi, Kim, Charles, Seth Meyers, Cleveland, Elizabeth, Anne, Ivan, Bonnie


Buckingham Palace Says Queen Elizabeth’s New Clothes Will No Longer Feature Real Fur

But the Queen will continue to re-wear furs she already owns
Tags: Fashion, News, Uncategorized, Buckingham Palace, Fur, British Royals, Elizabeth, Onetime


Meghan Markle May Have Been Dropping Hints About Her Baby Boy For Months

Secret's out — the whole wide world is smitten with Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex is effortlessly charming, living a real life fairytale and doling out a never-ending supply of adorable couple photos for us to swoon over. But honestly, we're mostly interested in the 114 clothing items the new mom schlepped with her on her first royal tour – and all the outfits we've seen before and after that trek. Fan or not, it's impossible to deny that the former Suits actress has got one hell of a wa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, England, Hollywood, London, Wales, New York City, Britain, Morocco, New Zealand, Victoria Beckham, Kate Middleton, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Royal Variety Performance


This Is How Much Money Each Member Of The Royal Family Is Worth

The royal family officially just got bigger — this morning, Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy who is seventh in line to the British throne.Altogether, the entire British royal monarchy is worth an estimated $88 billion, and Brand Finance reports that they contribute $2.3 billion to the U.K. economy every year. But which royal is sitting on the biggest pot of gold?While we can't exactly stalk them on Venmo nor look at their bank statements, we combed through the interwebs for a rundown of t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Netflix, Cornwall, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Diana, Buckingham Palace, Prince Harry, Harry, Edinburgh, Parliament, Charles, Kate


Are Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Getting A Manny?

Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s royal baby is due any day now, and rumor has it that the couple is considering choosing a male nanny to help them care for their little prince or princess. In an interview with People, childcare expert Sarajane Ambrose, who has placed nannies with royal families before and runs the London-based agency Imperial Nannies, said that Harry and Meghan won’t rule out candidates based on gender and are open to hiring a male nanny. (Ross Geller would be shocked and app...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Kate Middleton, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Kate, William, Sussex, Meghan, Manny, Ambrose, Ross Geller, MEGHAN MARKLE, Prince Louis, George Princess Charlotte


What Meghan Markle Wore During Her Pregnancy That We Want to Wear Too

Secret's out — the whole wide world is smitten with Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex is effortlessly charming, living a real life fairytale and doling out a never-ending supply of adorable couple photos for us to swoon over. But honestly, we're mostly interested in the 114 clothing items the pregnant newlywed schlepped with her on her first royal tour – and all the outfits we've seen before and after that trek. Fan or not, it's impossible to deny that the former Suits actress has got one he...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, England, Hollywood, London, Kim Kardashian, Wales, New York City, Britain, Morocco, Vogue, New Zealand, Victoria Beckham, Buckingham Palace, Harry


A play in Mumbai on Parsis called Geedra of Thrones

A play that imagines a world with no Parsis reminds us why we need them more than ever There are people outside of Mumbai, who think Parsis are a figment of our imagination. “You can’t blame them,” says theatre director Meherzad Patel. “Sixty thousand is literally the crowd in this area. But, we are so loud and boisterous that one Parsi sounds like 50 Parsis. We look at swear words as punctuation. Article by Ekta Mohta | Mid-Day The way we treat our car, our bike, our food, our drinking habi...
Tags: Life, Buckingham Palace, Theater, Mumbai, Nowruz, Antia, Patel, Parsi, Geedra, BPP, Nallasopara, Moti Antia, Meherzad Patel, Ekta Mohta, Meherzad Patel Sixty, Shazneen Acharia


Are Meghan & Harry Putting A Political Mastermind On Staff To Address Racist & Sexist Attacks On The Duchess?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may have finally found the key to dealing with the sexist and racist trolls that have plagued them since beforethey first said “I do” last May. Her name is Sara Latham.Latham has been appointed to head communications for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, according to a press release from Kensington Palace. And this latest royal hire has got a long history in politics and dealing with high-level trolling.She previously served as a transitional official for then-presi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, White House, Barack Obama, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Kate Middleton, Buckingham Palace, Harry, William, Tessa Jowell, Duke, Sussex, Kensington Palace


12 Nude Nail Polishes That Have Reached Best-Seller Status

Shopping for nude nail polish can be a crapshoot. But the next time you're standing under the fluorescent lights of your local Target, rotating 10 different bottles through your hands to see which one is the closest to your skin tone, we have your answer. Ahead, we've compiled a list of the best-selling, your-nails-but-better polishes ever created, organized by brand.Whether you shop for affordability, stocking OPI, Essie, and a bunch of Sally Hansen's quick-dry bottles, or you're heavy into th...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, London, Buckingham Palace, Nails Inc, Sally Hansen, Elizabeth, Essie, Spencer, Chantal, Jacques, Ulta, OPI, Fenwick, Zoya


What it’s like to be the Queen of England’s personal chef

Darren McGrady is now a cookbook author who resides in Dallas, Texas. But for 11 years, he was the royal chef at Buckingham Palace, where he cooked for the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth and the late Princess Diana.
Tags: England, News, Life, Food & Drink, Dallas, Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth, Darren McGrady


Why Isn't Justin Bieber's Infamous Face Tattoo On The Cover Of Vogue?

In a sea of celebrities sporting minimalist ink, Justin Bieber is a maximalist. His tattoos are innumerable — over 55+, at the least — and most of them are large, and visible to the casual onlooker. But from that vast collection, the one that's gotten the most attention is about as big as the diamond on Hailey Bieber's (née Baldwin) finger, situated just above the tail of his right eyebrow, spelling out the word "grace" in small, elegant script.Although rumors first spread back in November via ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Milan, Justin Bieber, Vogue, Buckingham Palace, Natasha Lyonne, Pete Davidson, Justin, Baldwin, Malone, Ricky, Hailey, McCurdy, Jonboy


What do you get the daughter of India’s richest man for her wedding? A private Beyonce concert.

Isha Ambani’s father is the richest man in India. Her family’s Mumbai home, named for the mythical Atlantic island Antilia, has 27 stories, three helipads and is estimated to be one of the world’s most expensive properties, second only to Buckingham Palace. She has degrees from Yale and Stanford and sits on the board of […]
Tags: News, Life, Stanford, India, Atlantic, Yale, Buckingham Palace, Mumbai, Antilia, Isha Ambani


Did Kate and Meghan Get Ready Together? After Seeing These Photos, You'll Think So

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, sisters-in-law, fellow duchesses, and best friends? That's what we like to think, and we particularly like to think they get ready together for special royal occasions. We're sure they've borrowed each others hairstylists, and they love the same fashion brands, and now, we think they might have shared the same makeup artist, too. On Wednesday, the two arrived at Buckingham Palace for a reception in honor of Prince Charles's 70th birthday, and although they arri...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Kate Middleton, Buckingham Palace, Charles, Kate, The Royals, Meghan, MEGHAN MARKLE, The British Royals


Michelle Obama's Makeup Artist Reveals The Secret To Her Glowing Skin

In her new memoir Becoming, Michelle Obama writes about her "trifecta," the three-person glam squad she credits for giving her the confidence to appear in public each day as first lady, and who knew "that a slip-up would lead to a flurry of ridicule and nasty comments." There was Meredith Coop, the fashion stylist, Johnny Wright, the lively hairstylist, and Carl Ray, the makeup artist Obama describes in the book as "soft-spoken and meticulous."Speaking over the phone with Refinery29 in between ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, Washington, White House, India, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Buckingham Palace, Philadelphia, Cuba, Ray, Kiehl, Johnny Wright, Fenty, Cetaphil


Ralph Lauren will be first American designer knighted by the Queen

Call him Sir Ralph. Iconic fashion designer Ralph Lauren has officially gone from the Bronx to Buckingham Palace, it was announced Wednesday. The 79-year-old—who is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his eponymous company—will be made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE). “In his storied career in fashion,...
Tags: Fashion, Buckingham Palace, Ralph Lauren, Bronx, Ralph Iconic


Charlotte Tilbury Just Got Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Stamp of Approval

It's official: Charlotte Tilbury has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honors List 2018, recognizing her services to the beauty and cosmetics industry. Tilbury certainly knows her way around the industry. Since getting her start 26 years ago, she's worked with some of the most influential figures in the business, and in 2013, she launched her eponymous brand. Tilbury might make the journey look relatively easy and extremely glamorous, but bei...
Tags: Beauty, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Elizabeth Ii, Charlotte Tilbury, Jo Malone, Tilbury, British Celebrities, Ruby Hammer


Sunday Best: Queen Maxima’s maximalist tiara

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace wearing the famous Stuart Tiara, with its 39.75-carat diamond.
Tags: Fashion, News, Life, Netherlands, Buckingham Palace, Queen Maxima


This How Much Money Each Member Of The Royal Family Is Worth

The royal family is as old money as it gets. And they have a lot of it. But like, how much?Altogether, the entire British royal monarchy is worth an estimated $88 billion, and Brand Finance reports that they contribute $2.3 billion to the U.K. economy every year. But which royal is sitting on the biggest pot of gold?While we can't exactly stalk them on Venmo nor look at their bank statements, we combed through the interwebs for a rundown of the estates, assets, and estimated millions associated...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Netflix, Cornwall, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Diana, Buckingham Palace, Prince Harry, Harry, Edinburgh, Parliament, Charles, Kate


"The Queen's first openly gay footman has stood down after reportedly being demoted for 'courting publicity.'"

The Daily Mail reports. What a fantastic job:Ollie Roberts, 21, was required to accompany Her Majesty on all her carriage rides and carry out other duties like collecting her mail at Buckingham Palace and walking the Corgis.But you're not allowed to call attention to yourself in this fantastic job!The former airman was told he would be bumped down to an ordinary footman after the palace became concerned about his increasingly high profile, with several articles in gay publications. [Author: nore...
Tags: Law, Careers, Daily Mail, Homosexuality, Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth, Ollie Roberts, Ann Althouse


Dancing on the edge: In conversation with Astad Deboo

At 71, Astad Deboo still walks with the leaping grace of a warrior Is it sweet revenge to be acclaimed as a living legend of dance right here in the most conservative of dance bastions?” I ask Astad Deboo. He is in Chennai to receive the Yagnaraman Living Legend Award for 2018 at the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha July Festival. In conversation with Geeta Doctor | The Hindu Deboo is not pretending to be a living legend. It’s still morning. He is wearing pink and grey candy-striped shorts and a T-shi...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, UPS, Pink Floyd, Paris, Clarke, Buckingham Palace, South America, Mumbai, Pina Bausch, Alice, Kerala, Kolkata, Caterpillar



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