Luxury designer Manish Arora unveils his cut-price collection with Riva in Dubai

Known for his utterly extravagant runway shows, complete with stellar beauty looks and in recent seasons, a pet Pomeranian, fashion designer Manish Arora has just launched a collaboration exclusive to the Middle East. Joining forces with Riva, a clothing label owned by Kuwaiti fashion company Armada, Arora brings his exuberant vibe to the region with a capsule collection of affordable garments. Arora has been showing at Paris Fashion Week for the past decade – in fact, this year marked his 10th anniversary. As can be expected, his catwalk collections come…

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The Milky Shahi Shikanji in Indore is Nothing Like You’ve Ever Had Before!

The tangy and lemony shikanji that we’ve grown up loving has another cousin that you probably haven’t heard of (unless you’ve traveled to Indore) and surprisingly, they have nothing in common! Planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the city of Indore lies at the heart of the Malwa plateau. Today, Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh and we’re going to talk about the business of food which is a distinctive part of the city – you’ll soon know why. A regular day in Indore starts with a…

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The Two Most Unique Indian Halwas You Will Only Find in Rampur

  Imagine dishes served in clay pots, lamb slow-cooked for hours, the magical aroma of whole spices and khada masalas and a burst of rich flavours. That’s the Rampuri cuisine for you – the quintessential ‘courtly cuisine’ of India where every recipe has been secretly preserved for centuries by the khansamas of the royal kitchens and where every dish has a story to tell. We got a taste of this lesser-known Mughlai cuisine, recently, when a group of cooks from the royal kitchens of Rampur were brought to the city for an ongoing…

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OnePlus 5 Price, Specifications Leaked on Retail Site; Expected to Launch in June

OnePlus 5 leaks continue to pour even as the company has confirmed it is busy working on the next flagship smartphone. Now, the upcoming OnePlus smartphone has been listed online, revealing the key specifications and price, leaving little to the imagination. Along with this, the listing says OnePlus 5 sales will start in June 2017, giving fans of the company a reason to cheer. Interestingly, this will make OnePlus 5 the third flagship smartphone in the span of a year, after OnePlus 3 in June 2016 and OnePlus 3T in…

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Who Wins and Who Loses in the Latest G.O.P. Health Care Bill

A group protesting outside the St. Joseph, Mich., office of Representative Fred Upton on Wednesday. Mr. Upton has emerged as a crucial supporter of the latest effort to revive the G.O.P.’s health care bill.CreditDon Campbell/The Herald-Palladium, via Associated Press The American Health Care Act, which narrowly won passage in the House on Thursday, could transform the nation’s health insurance system and create a new slate of winners and losers. While the Senate will probably demand changes, this bill, if it becomes law in its current form, will repeal and replace…

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Ensure migration of students in ‘reverse direction’: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said efforts should be made to ensure migration of students in the “reverse direction”. Noting that a large number of students still visit abroad for higher studies, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said efforts should be made to ensure migration of students in the “reverse direction”. Delivering a convocation address at a private university in Phagwara (Punjab), he said many students go to countries such as Australia and New Zealand for higher studies. “I suggest let there be a reverse direction,” he said. Mukherjee said…

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Lisa Tamati: The relevance of higher education in the new age

University may no longer be the best way to stand out from the crowd, Lisa Tamati says. OPINION: Most people go to university with the aspiration to better their career prospects and to be able to earn more money. Is this genuinely valid or just our ingrained perception? Are students stacking up debt chasing those perceptions instead of being encouraged to grow genuine skills and to work in a career that can bring them personal fulfillment as well as a solid paycheck? New Zealand universities offer good value for money when…

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Beauty Treatment in Japan – Snails on Your Face

Having live snails crawling on your face sounds like the thing of nightmares, but in Japan one company is hoping people will be prepared to pay for it. Staring Monday, women who want to slough off dead skin, clear their pores or roll back the years can submit themselves to five minutes of molluscs. “Slime from snails helps remove old cells, heal the skin after sun burn and moisturise it,” said Manami Takamura, a spokeswoman for Tokyo-based beauty salon Ci:z.Labo, as she placed three gastropods on a woman’s face. “In…

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Carlsberg reinvented as icon of Danish lifestyle in Mads Mikkelsen campaign

The £15m push, created by Fold7, features the brand’s premium lager, Carlsberg Export, and aims to revive the fortunes of the brand by growing awareness of its Danish origins. The centrepiece of the campaign is a 60-second TV spot that features Mikkelsen cycle whimsically through quintessentially Danish settings, while musing on why it is that the Scandinavian nation of five million regularly tops polls of the happiest country on earth. He finally dismounts in the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen, where he is handed a pint of Export, poured from the…

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Dental hygiene in kids: Where are you going wrong?

Instilling oral hygiene among kids is harder than you think. Things get even more complicated when parents are clueless about the right dental practices. In an exclusive, Dr Srivats Bharadwaj, Founder and CEO, Vatsalya Dental answers some pertinent questions that every parent finds daunting. Common mistakes parents commit when it comes todental hygiene in kids The most common mistake is thinking milk teeth are not important. The general thought is that milk teeth will fall and new permanent teeth will grow, so why bother. However, the fundamental foundation for good…

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