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Emoji Power: A New Mosquito Emoticon May Help Battle Diseases Like Dengue

Smartphones have already been identified as tools for surveillance of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks. A mosquito emoji can help get the message home. Mosquitoes are coming. The Unicode Consortium has just announced that alongside your smiling face – or perhaps crying face – emoji you’ll soon be able to add a …

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Harnaam Kaur – First Bearded Woman Ever in Fashion History

Harnaam Kaur has polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal condition that causes her to grow excess facial hair. First woman with beard of the catwalk history. This 24 years old British woman just broke out fashion stereotypes. For jewellery designer Marianna Harutunian’s show, in London, Harnaam Kaur tried her hand at …

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‘Our Emotions Are Biggest Strength’ – Superstar Ranveer Singh On Republic Day

It’s six in the morning and we are due for a photo shoot for our special Republic Day edition with Ranveer Singh. He has not only reached on time but is also overwhelmed with the appreciation that he is garnering for Padmaavat. Despite being sleep-deprived, he is brimming with energy. …

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Has Controversy Guaranteed Box Office Success For ‘Padmaavat’ Film?

The name of the game is ‘create buzz’, and films like Udta Punjab show that nothing helps that more than a pre-release controversy. For the last few months, controversy has raged over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmaavat (earlier named Padmavati). The cast and crew have been subjected to constant …

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Is The Censor Board Redundant Now? Why Are States Banning ‘Padmavat’ Screening?

The manner is which several Indian states are banning the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat even after the Central Board of Film Certification has passed it following the slight change in its title, it would appear that these states have themselves decided to become state censor boards unto themselves, …

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‘Dekha Ek Khwab’ From ‘Silsila’ Launched Javed Akhtar’s Career As A Lyricist

On his 73rd birthday, a tribute to the first film track by the renowned screenwriter and poet. Javed Akhtar smoothly switched tracks from writing brilliant screenplays along with Salim Khan between the 1970s and the early ’80s to churning out hit songs with beautifully rhymed and deceptively simple lyrics in …

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Don’t Miss The ‘Bikaner Camel Festival’ During Travelling In Rajasthan

A colourful procession of camels and folk performances await tourists at the international camel festival in Bikaner. Bikaner Camel Festival is a yearly event in January that the city celebrates in honour of the ship of the desert — the camel. With a colourful procession comprising of decorated camels and …

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How Tawaifs Fell From Grace And Came To Be Known As Prostitutes?

If you were old enough to watch movies in 1981 and were fond of Hindi cinema, there’s every bit of chance that you have watched Umrao Jaan by director Muzaffar Ali and were mesmerised by Rekha in the title role and enchanted with the songs. I know I was. Of …

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising India’s Fashion And Retail Industry?

Machines are bringing an exciting edge to red carpet couture and daily wear. But can they displace humans? In the 2006 film, The Devil Wears Prada, actor Meryl Streep who plays Miranda Priestly, a powerful fashion editor, gives her new assistant a dressing down for not understanding fashion. She tells …

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India In The Current Landscape Of Fashion, Is ‘Event’ The New Black?

As the Indian fashion industry completes almost three decades, the well-promoted “event” is now a top trend. The last couple of years indicate that most fashion celebrations are rather formulaic—brought together by a cast of sponsors with strategic interests, an “interesting” venue (like Bikaner House in Delhi or a film …

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