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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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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Fishy Tale As Olympic Venues Like Gangneung Oval Face Uncertain Future

Thousands of fans will pack the futuristic Gangneung Oval for the Olympic speed skating competition next month. But afterwards, one suggestion is for the cavernous steel-grey structure to store frozen fish. No definitive future use has been identified for the $120 million building on South Korea’s east coast, one of …

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