Jean-Paul Gaultier bows out as fashion designer after 50 years

Gaultier said his next Paris show, on Wednesday, will be his last. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA The renowned designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is bowing out from creating clothes after a 50-year career, he has said. But he has told fans not to worry, because he will be turning his hand to other creative projects. While his high-end fashion and perfume business will continue, Gaultier will take a step back from designing garments, he said. The designer tweeted the news in a video post on Friday, saying his next Paris show, on Wednesday, will…

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Online fashion users expected to grow to 200 million in the next five years: Amar Nagaram, Myntra-Jabong

BENGALURU: “India’s future shopper will be a mobile-first consumer,” said Amar Nagaram, head of Myntra-Jabong, at a panel discussion with retail industry stalwarts during the 20th India Fashion Forum (IFF) held in Bengaluru recently. Flipkart-owned fashion etailer noted that the Myntra app has been ranked as one of the most viewed apps in the country alongside Whatsapp, Instagram and Tiktok, making m-commerce the future of Indian fashion retail. “Data shows that each viewer spends an average of 22 minutes per session on the Myntra app,” said Nagaram.India has the world’s largest population of millennials in absolute…

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Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee supporting the education of two less fortunate students since three years

Abhijit Banerjee who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been supporting the educational expenses of two less fortunate children Vivekananda School in Jogiwala through a scholarship sponsored by him. The two students Aryan Thapa and Aman Dobryal from Vivekananda School, Dehradun has been receiving the Kabir Memorial Scholarship for the past three years which was set up by Nobel laureate Banerjee in memory of his son who had an untimely death. Both the children who were helped by the generosity of the Nobel winner were all praises for…

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Life in the home counties brings 16 more years of good health…

Wokingham, Berkshire, has the highest healthy life expectancy in Britain at 70.7 years. Photograph: Greg Balfour Evans/Alamy The gap in healthy life expectancy between parts of Britain has widened over the past decade to become as large as that between the UK and Sudan, a leading group of parliamentarians has warned. In a sign of growing inequality in Britain, residents in Blaenau Gwent in south Wales can now expect up to 16.4 fewer years of good health than those in Wokingham in Berkshire, according to a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group…

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Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years?

Filled with empty calories and ultra-processed, fast food may increase the risk of obesity and cancer. While fast-food chains have ostensibly been trying to offer more healthful options, a new study finds that the health impact of their menus has not improved — to the contrary, in fact. Fast food may now be worse for our health, a new study warns. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that, between 2013 and 2016, 36.6 percent of adults in the United States ate fast food on any given day.…

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Fast foods less healthy now than 30 years ago: Study

Researchers found that the total number of starters, desserts and side dishes increased by 226 per cent, or 22.9 items per year. Fast foods less healthy now than 30 years ago: Study  |  Photo Credit: IANS New York: Despite the addition of healthy foods such as salads and sprouts to the menu, fast food is less healthy today than it was 30 years ago, and is increasingly contributing to obesity, say researchers. The study, led by Boston University, demonstrates that the calories, portion sizes, and sodium content overall have worsened (increased) over…

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‘Millions missing out’: aid fails to make the grade on early years education

 A child at school in Lebanon. Researchers found donors are deterred from spending on pre-school learning because its benefits are less immediate. Photograph: Hussein Baydoun/Theirworld Just 1% of international aid dedicated to young children’s development is being targeted on pre-school education, according to a report that warns spending is imbalanced and short-sighted. While global funding for early childhood development has grown in recent years, almost all of this investment – 95% – has been channelled towards health and nutrition initiatives. Donors are deterred from spending on pre-school education, the report…

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Malpua: The Sweet Indian Pancake Dish Which Has Been India’s Winter Obsession For Over 3000 Years

There is something about winters and the winter-spring cusps that automatically tends us towards desserts. As Indians, we are spoilt for choices too. From gajar ka halwa to the wholesome moong dal ka halwa or the chewy pinni or the decadent patishapta, there is so much to pick and choose, and we are not complaining. Malpua is one such winter-spring treat we can never say no to. Malpua is an Indian pancake-like-dessert which is made of rice flour in oodles of ghee and sugar syrup. The traditional sweet has been a festive staple since eons. For the…

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Flashback mode: The best of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show over the years

  At the end of November, some of the most stunning women on Earth will be jetting off to Shanghai, China, to star in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (VSFS) — one of the world’s most hotly followed events. The show, which this year brings a collaboration with fashion house Balmain, will be broadcast November 28 on CBS. Ahead of the big day, here’s a look at some standout moments from previous editions of the VSFS, since it began in 1995. In 2006, iconic model Gisele Bündchen said goodbye to the Victoria’s…

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BirkenShock! After 242 Years, Birkenstock Premieres at Paris Fashion Week

  1/6 Photo: Courtesy of Birkenstock The German health shoe brand Birkenstock is a bit like kale. It’s neither glamorous, nor exotic–no asparagus, no quinoa–yet it makes people feel good, almost virtuous. Because they know it is good for them. Last night in Paris this unbelievably venerable German footwear brand (it was founded in 1774) did something rather unexpected: It held what must have been a hugely expensive showcase and party in the temporary showspace of the Tuileries Gardens. There was a purpose built pavilion, all pine walkways and soothing…

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