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The incredible life and career rise of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
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The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Education, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Finance, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, Careers, America, Trends, Features, United States

Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
Tags: Florida, Marriage, Microsoft, Bono, Life, Finance, Africa, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Ted, Relationship, Features, Munich, Nelson Mandela

At Last, a Biography of India’s Grand Old Man

Dinyar Patel’s splendidly researched, elegantly written book traces the life of a memorable pioneer. ‘A Parsee is no more a representative of Indians, than a Nestorian Christian would be of Ottomans.’ — The Spectator Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinyar Patel writes in this splendidly researched, elegantly written book, made at least two whistle-stop tours across most of India. Neither of these tours touched the South but there is no mistaking the fact that he was a respected figure across India. Revi...
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The last of the Zoroastrians

My grandfather had never been a tall man, and now he looked absurdly small, no bigger than a child. Swaddled in off-white sheets like a newborn, with just his head and the soles of his feet visible, his eyes were open and mouth disconcertingly agape, as if in surprise. His corpse was slightly raised from the floor, lain atop a rickety wooden stretcher. Beside the body, three priests in white robes intoned in Avestan, the long-dead language of the Zoroastrian scriptures, as a small fire burned i...
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The world’s first Freddie Mercury museum is on an African island

Freddie Mercury Museum Zanzibar Stone Town, Zanzibar (CNN) — Down a small, narrow alley in the historic Stone Town neighborhood of Zanzibar, an old building beckons to visitors. Faded photographs are pinned outside the door while inside, a gallery of glossy pictures and old newspaper clippings lead the way to the room’s centerpiece: a black piano with an interesting history. Article by Lisa Cohen, CNN A young Zanzibari boy once played that piano. His name was Farrokh Bulsara, but you probably kn...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Life, India, Freddie Mercury, Muslim, Tanzania, Mercury, Unesco World Heritage Site, Zanzibar, Brian May, Rami Malek, Farrokh, Adnan, Stone Town

The Benevolent Businessmen From Aden

Meher Marfatia: The Benevolent Businessmen From Aden The Cowasjee Dinshaw Collection of the Adenwalla Archive reveals rare records of a family of merchant-princes, last of the philanthropic Bombay sethias, who fronted the golden age of Parsis in Aden Article by Meher Marfatia | Mid-Day Aden House, the Cowasjee Dinshaw & Bros. building They were the uncrowned kings of Aden in an age of Empire. Tempering entrepreneurial acumen with gentle philanthropy, Cowasjee Dinshaw (1827-1900) and his heirs ...
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Freddie Mercury Museum in Zanzibar

Our dear friend Rusi Dalal writes in about the new Freddie Mercury Museum that was recently opened in Zanzibar. Rusi writes in that the Freddie Mercury Museum that has been opened in November 2019 in Zanzibar at the Talati’s house. The organisers were dealing with the support from the Mercury Trust and they have thanked al the individuals and institutions for their cooperation.  The museum organizers are hoping that the Museum will soon become a regular must-see feature on the Zanzibar tourist s...
Tags: Music, Life, United Kingdom, Freddie Mercury, Zanzibar, Rusi, Farrokh Bulsara, Zanzibar Stone Town, Panchgani India, Freddie Mercury Museum, Rusi Dalal, Talati, Mercury Trust, Mercury House Zanzibar Tanzania, Shangani, Queen Productions Ltd

Zanzibar’s forgotten religion

A CRUMBLING TEMPLE for an ancient religion lies hidden from the street, just beyond the fields of Mnazi Moja. All but forgotten, its doors are rarely opened; the once prominent Zoroastrians have all but disappeared from Zanzibar. Their fire temple, now falling to ruin, was once a place where worshippers gathered to celebrate their god, Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord), and where weddings were held and people buried. Article by Vanessa Beddoe | Swahili Coast the gates which open up to bea...
Tags: Top, Life, India, History, Jesus, Christ, Zanzibar, Gujarat, Arabia, Judaism Christianity, Stone Town, Irani, Zarathushtra, Ahura Mazda, Avesta, Vanessa Beddoe

Freddie Mercury Close street sign unveiled where the World Zoroastrian Organisation’s HQ is located

A short secluded section of Hanworth Road, starting outside World Zoroastrian House (WZH) in Feltham has been renamed after one of its most famous residents. ‘Freddie Mercury Close’ was officially unveiled today (Monday 24 February 2020) by Freddie’s sister, Kashmira Bulsara, and the Mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow, Councillor Tony Louki. At a ceremony, on a very damp morning, surrounded by friends, family, residents and fans of the great singer and all the UK Committee members and s...
Tags: UK, London, News, Life, India, Labour, Chelsea, New Zealand, Freddie Mercury, Tanzania, Parks, Zanzibar, BOI, Jimmy, PIA, Freddie

4711 Acqua Colonia Seasonal Editions: Cotton Almond and Pomegranate Eucalyptus

Following the inspirational 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense line, featuring four editions (Floral Fields of Ireland, Pure Breeze Of Himalaya and Sunny Seaside of Zanzibar and Wakening Woods of Scandinavia), and the 4711 Floral Collection (4711 Jasmine, 4711 Lilac and 4711 Rose), inspired by the 4711 Original Eau de Cologne from 1792, the house of 4711 now offers two new creations that belong to the cl... Read full article: 4711 Acqua Colonia Seasonal Editions: Cotton Almond and Pomegranate Euca...
Tags: Fashion, Scandinavia, Zanzibar, Himalaya, Eau de Cologne, Fragrantica Perfumes, Acqua Colonia Intense

Freddie Mercury – The Early Years

In the countdown to the cinema release of Bohemian Rhapsody, this short film looks at the early years of Freddie’s life including his birthplace of Zanzibar, his schooling and first musical endeavours in India and his move to London. Directed by Simon Lupton. Freddie Mercury; lead singer of Queen and solo artist in his own right. Songwriter, musician, singer of songs, lover of life. Freddie majored in Stardom while giving new meaning to the word Showmanship. He left a legacy of songs that wil...
Tags: Music, London, Life, India, Zanzibar, Freddie, Simon Lupton Freddie Mercury

A Persian Popinjay. A Review of the Film Bohemian Rhapsody

The Demands of the Narrative The film opens with a close-up of star Rami Malek’s eye, a circlet of pale blue-grey iris clearly visible around a wide black pupil. The actor probably chose to eschew the tinted contact lenses that would have given him Freddie’s chocolate eyes because he found them uncomfortable. But I like to think of this discrepancy in eye color, in retrospect, as an early warning to viewers. To have a chance of enjoying the film, you must accept that it’s not in any sense a fait...
Tags: London, Film, Life, Germany, India, Britain, South Africa, David Bowie, Heathrow, Freddie Mercury, Biba, Elizabeth Ii, Zanzibar, Bombay, Gujarat, Erika

We Always Talk About Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality, But What About His Confusing Racial Identity?

With Bohemian Rhapsody, the film about Queen’s eccentric frontman Freddie Mercury, just around the corner, discourse about Mercury’s sexuality has rocked the internet. Some folks say that Mercury was gay, some say he was bisexual, some say he was queer and some say that he didn’t like being defined by labels so we shouldn’t be trying to label him now. (Even the film’s star, Rami Malek, got a little flummoxed when discussing Mercury’s status as a queer icon in an interview with INTO.) In a lot of...
Tags: Music, California, Life, India, Iran, Freddie Mercury, Mercury, South Asia, Zanzibar, Rami Malek, Persia, Parsi, Stone Town, Farrokh Bulsara, Ryan Khosravi, Telegraph Mercury

Freddie Mercury’s complex relationship with Zanzibar

With the release of a new film about the British rock band Queen, the spotlight has fallen again on the life of its legendary lead singer, Freddie Mercury. His flamboyant stage presence, outlandish costumes, memorable hits, fluid sexuality, and death from an Aids-related illness at just 45 are defining memories of the British rock scene of the 1970s and 1980s. Less well-known – and barely mentioned in the film – is that he was born in the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar to a family whose roo...
Tags: Music, England, Life, India, High Court, Bbc, Freddie Mercury, Tanzania, Mercury, Zanzibar, Gujarat, Persia, St Peter s Church, Freddie, Raj, Stone Town

Zanzibar Van Cleef Arpels: Hakuna Matata!

  The archipelago off the east coast of Africa, called Zanzibar, in honor of the largest of the islands, has already inspired perfumers to create ten different perfumes, according to the Fragrantica database. There are expensive and cheap, mass, luxury and niche perfumes among them. The capital of the slave, ivory and spice trade of the 19th century, and a seaside resort nowadays, remains for m... Read full article: Zanzibar Van Cleef Arpels: Hakuna Matata! from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
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Professor John Hinnells : Obituary

Determined expert on Zoroastrianism who founded degree courses on world religion and zipped across the world on crutches As a child sick with tuberculosis of the bone, John Hinnells spent the best part of seven years isolated in hospital. When he was as young as six years old he was placed on wards full of adults. Only on Saturdays could his parents visit and John would weep as they left. He made sporadic appearances at school, missing months of teaching. “You’ll never work when you grow up” was...
Tags: Asia, London, Life, Iran, Canada, Newcastle, John, Derby, William, Leeds, King, Derbyshire, Open University, Cumbria, Zanzibar, Bombay

Frene Ginwala, the Lenin supplement, and the storm drains of history

THE LENIN SUPPLEMENT In his book The Press of Africa – Persecution and Perseverance (Macmillan, London 1979) the Commonwealth media specialist Frank Barton said that if an identi-kit picture had to be made of the most improbable choice of an editor for a newly-nationalised newspaper in Africa soon after independence it would be something like this: a South African, an Asian and a woman. Article By Adarsh Nayar., Yet, it was Frene Ginwala, rather than some well-educated b...
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Bohemian Rhapsody: will the Freddie Mercury biopic be a whitewash?

The Queen frontman’s Zanzibarian roots are often forgotten when discussing his life. But he didn’t hide from his Persian heritage – and neither should the movie There is a sweet black-and-white photograph of Farrokh Bulsara from 1946 in a pram in the garden of his Indian parents’ home in Zanzibar, then a British protectorate. When he died, 45 years later, very few of the millions mourning knew him by that name; by then he’d become Freddie Mercury, Queen frontman. A forthcoming biopic called Bohe...
Tags: Music, London, Life, Conservative, Freddie Mercury, Enoch Powell, Zanzibar, Bombay, Rami Malek, Farrokh, Freddie, Bomi, Persia India, Kashmira, Farrokh Bulsara, Jer

The Top 7 Beach Holiday Destinations Everyone Must Visit

A perfect beach is enough to take even the most seasoned traveller’s breath away, and these top seven will do little to displease anyone. In a variety of locations across […] The post The Top 7 Beach Holiday Destinations Everyone Must Visit appeared first on My Fashion Life.
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Holidays, Australia, Features, Top Stories, Hawaii, Cornwall, Beach Holidays, Seychelles, Zanzibar

The Bombay Blackwood: A Class Apart

Queen Anne, Empire, Elizabethan, Louis XVI… these are familiar terms for aficionados who are passionate about antique furniture. Rare and often priceless pieces of furniture from these styles – ranging from the early 18th to 20th century CE are coveted across the world. But did you know that Bombay was home to its own style of furniture – the ‘Bombay Blackwood’ that was so in vogue, that US millionaires and Middle Eastern Sultans used to collect it. Around the 1700s, as the islands of Bombay ...
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Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Golden Sand Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette ($45.00 for 1.10 oz.) includes one cream highlighter and three powder highlighters housed in a slim, cardboard palette (no mirror). Each highlighter has quite a bit of product–it’s a substantial size for a cheek palette. The brand released two versions (the other is Pink Sand), though I was surprised they weren’t more dissimilar. The Pink Sand version is supposed to be lighter skin tones with the Golden Sand version for medium and...
Tags: Beauty, Fiji, Sephora, Seychelles, Zanzibar, Christine, Huda, Tahiti, Zanzibar Zanzibar, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Smashbox, Huda Beauty, Cheek/Face Palette, Mimi LE

Scandal Season 6, Episode 12 Recap: "Mercy"

Scandal isn't the type of show that does a bottle episode very often. These self-contained TV offerings include very few sets, guest stars and special effects, which means they're primarily a cost-saving measure. Not exactly something Scandal has to worry about, plus bottle episodes lend themselves a bit more to comedy than drama.However, "Mercy" went that way Thursday (April 27), not so much as a cost-saving measure as a pivot from the chaos and scattered plotlines in the wake of Vargas' (Rica...
Tags: Fashion, Music, White House, United States, Secret Service, Quinn, Chris Pratt, Grant, Ellen Degeneres, Morton, Luna, Zanzibar, Olivia, Don, Rowan, Fitz

29 Places Every Woman Should Visit — By Herself

Photo: Cultura/REX Shutterstock. Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.Solo trips are all the rage right now: A 2014 survey by found that 72% of American women have traveled alone, for business or pleasure. Of these women, 65% say that these experiences have improved their ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Fashion, Music, Milan, London, Bali, Scotland, China, Berlin, America, Spain, Barcelona, Aberdeen, Unesco

Ardeshir Godrej: Founder of a Billion Dollar Indian Business Empire

This Man Laid the Foundation of a Billion-Dollar Made-In-India Business Empire in Colonial Times Rome wasn’t built in a day, as the popular saying goes. Some of the world’s biggest businesses are, in fact, the culmination of decades of hard work and perseverance. Such is the story of the Godrej Group, one of India’s most renowned conglomerates, which started with a humble lock-making venture in 1897. Article by Tanaya Singh, Ardeshir Burjorji Sorabji Godrej, who founded the c...
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The Most Amazing Places We've Ever Been — In The Entire World

R29ers love to travel. But no matter how much we've explored, each of us still has that one spot we keep revisiting — whether in our vacation dreams, or by returning year after year. Some of them are simply so impossibly beautiful that no other place can ever compare; others are dear to us because of the memories we've made there. Whatever the reason, we just can't get enough of these dreamy destinations.From secluded beaches to bustling cities, far-flung destinations to nearby hideaways, we're...
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Freddie Mercury’s House Awarded English Heritage Blue Plaque

On the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary of Freddie Mercury (Fred Bulsara), his home was awarded the English Heritage Blue Plaque. Per a news release forwarded via email by Malcolm Deboo, President of ZTFE… FREDDIE MERCURY AWARDED ENGLISH HERITAGE BLUE PLAQUE – New plaque marks family home of Queen frontman – – Beloved musician remembered ahead of what would have been his 70th Birthday – – Freddie Mercury’s sister unveiled the plaque alongside Queen guitarist Brian May – Englis...
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Lancashire are a bit more top in the County Championship

We’ve missed a couple of rounds of the County Championship because (a) the matches took place after a big slab of shorter format stuff, (b) pretty much all the matches were draws so there wasn’t much to say, and (c) we’re feckless and unreliable. Last time around, Lancashire had gone slightly top; equal on points with Yorkshire, but ahead on either wins or because of the alphabet – we’re not sure which. Lancashire are now a bit more top. They thrashed Warwickshire 11 bonus points to 10 with Stev...
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20 Rare Snapchat Geofilters That Most People Will Never See

In addition to satisfying your wanderlust and exposing you to new foods and cultures, one of the fun perks of travel nowadays is getting to check out new geofilters on Snapchat. These designed overlays — which anyone can create and submit — are always exclusive to the regions they appear in. This means that you'll only have access to them while you're in that particular geographical area, which, for the hardest to reach spots around the globe, isn't easy.That's why we reached out to Snap...
Tags: South Korea, Fashion, Music, Australia, Snapchat, Everest, Korea, West Africa, Brazil, Honduras, Maldives, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Mount Everest, Arctic Ocean, Zanzibar

Jal Edulji Amrolia’s gift to the Ancient India & Iran Trust Library

We were sad to hear last week of the death on 12 May of Jal Amrolia, a long-standing friend of the Ancient India and Iran Trust. Jal Edulji Amrolia was born in Zanzibar on 22nd August 1929 to Tehmina and Edulji Amrolia, one of three siblings with two sisters Khurshed and Sheru. Article by Ursula Sims-Williams | India Iran Trust He went to boarding school in Nargol, Gujarat, and then to Technical College in Surat where he met his future wife Banoo (Armin) whom he married in 1955. He returned to D...
Tags: UK, Life, India, Iran, Zanzibar, Bombay, Battersea Power Station, Brunswick, Mwanza, SOAS, JAL, Pahlavi, Kigoma, Surat, Dar es Salam, Individuals

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