Zeenat Aman was the queen of glamour in the 70s, and each look of hers is a testament to her status as an Indian beauty icon. Sridevi s metallic lipsticks, huge false lashes, sparkly eye makeup are all unforgettable. Setting her look apart from that of others, these makeup moments were a real playhouse of all things bright and glittery.
Then there are the cosmetics we use. Women love to pose for selfies with a close up of their puckered lips, but how many know that some lipsticks and blushers have cochineal dye, which is collected from crushed cochineal beetles? The insects feed on cactus plants in Central and South America and the females eat the red cactus berries. When they re crushed, an intense red dye is produced. Mascaras and nail polishes also contain guanine, a crystalline shimmering substance found in crushed fish scales. Animal fat like tallow is common in eye makeup or makeup base. The carcasses of slaughtered animals are boiled to churn out a fatty substance, which is added to the base that you could be applying on your face almost every day. Squalene, an oil obtained from shark livers, finds widespread use in sunscreens, lipsticks, foundations, lotions and many other cosmetics. Even gelatin, used in cream based cosmetics and even ice cream, is processed by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments and bones of animals.Makeup removers, too, aren ''t devoid of weird ingredients, as they contain lanolin, excretion from wool bearing mammals. Ambergris, derived from the waxy oil that lines a whale s stomach, is used for the scent in perfumes.The icky factor doesn t end here. Snail mucin is big in K beauty for its hydrating potential and regeneration of skin, as it contains glycolic acid and glycoprotein enzymes. Snail slime, an unpleasant, slippery and thick semi solid substance, is processed and packaged as creams, gels, serums, toners, moisturisers and gel face masks experts say snail beauty therapy has been big in south Asian countries like Japan, China and the West for some time now. In fact, snail farming, known as heliciculture, involves raising land snails for human use: flesh is used as edible escargot, eggs as gourmet caviar and slime for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.Italy ''s largest agriculture industry association Coldiretti recently estimated that 44,000 tonnes of live and preserved snails are produced annually in the country, making it an industry worth $292 million. We are seeing record numbers of new avant garde snail production businesses, claimed Roberto Moncalvo, president, Coldiretti. We raise them naturally, feed them only vegetable matter and then extract the slime with water that contains ozone, which kills all the bacteria, Moncalvo added (the lockdown has, however, had a negative impact on snail businesses in Italy because farmers haven ''t been able to transport produce. The government has now set up a 100 million euro fund to support agricultural businesses).Closer home, the Nagas relish river snails cooked with dal. Speaking of food, even that industry isn ''t far behind when it comes to making use of creepy and weird ingredients. If you love marshmallows, maybe you ve been topping off a whole lot of animal protein on your scrumptious strawberry shake for years, as marshmallows are made from gelatin.Some foods may be sweet in taste, but a slight mention of the ingredient will leave you sick. Take, for instance, a colourful candy coated with shellac, a sticky substance derived from the secretions of the female Kerria lacca, an insect native to Thailand. Jelly beans pack a punch of gooeyness but they use shellac too. And don t be amazed if you find ocean saltwater injected into food. Some packaged meats like raw chicken may contain salt or other ingredients injected into them to enhance flavour and increase the weight.Do you like sprinkling loads of shredded cheese on your pizza? Cheese has wood pulp, officially ascribed as cellulose to boost fibre and add creaminess to low fat foods and to help keep shredded cheese from clumping together. Ingredients like rennet, an enzyme found in the stomach of nursing cows, lambs and goats, which is extracted by killing the animal, are also found in cheese.Chewing gum is made with lanolin a secretion from the skin glands of sheep which makes it chewy. Chewing gums that don ''t use lanolin are often made out of synthetic rubbers instead. Canned mushrooms also have traces of maggots and mites. You may, in fact, find an average of 75 or more mites per 100 gm of drained mushrooms and the proportionate liquid in a can.Even beers are filtered through isinglass, a gelatin made out of fish bladder. Animal rights group PETA, in fact, warns on its website that many wines include blood and bone marrow, casein (milk protein), chitin (fibre from crustacean shells), egg albumen (derived from egg whites), fish oil, gelatin and isinglass . The animals rights group has also asked luxury brands to stop using exotic skins, and wants a ban on their sale.While that may still take some time, Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus crisis, has completely banned the consumption of wild animals and has made wildlife trade illegal. The ban includes all terrestrial animals, animals that live and reproduce in the wilderness, and precious aquatic wild animals. In April, the Chinese ministry of agriculture and rural affairs compiled a list of special livestock non domesticated animals like reindeer, alpaca, guinea fowl, ostrich and emu can be farmed for meat, while animals like mink, silver fox, arctic fox and raccoon dog can be farmed for fur. China has also upgraded the protection of the pangolin believed to be the intermediate host of the virus to that of first class protected animal on a par with other endangered species like giant pandas. And Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.Colombia s capital Bogota, one of the oldest bullfighting cities in the Americas, has also outlawed the mistreatment and killing of animals in a move aimed at eventually banning the events. The Scottish government is also going to ban the fish farming industry from shooting seals to save a 180 million pound export business to the US, which plans to stop import of fish from countries which allow seals to be killed to protect fisheries, as per reports.
The deadly clash this week between India and China in the Himalayas is the worst crisis in their border quarrel since 1967. It may escalate to the worst since the 1962 Sino Indian War, which almost brought the United States to war with China. The COVID 19 pandemic makes the current situation worse, it s hard to be cool headed in the midst of a humanitarian disaster on both sides of the disputed border. Pakistan is also a very interested player, watching the game play out just as it did in 1962 and hoping its rival India will be humiliated.At least 20 Indian soldiers died in the clashes in the Ladakh region adjoining Kashmir on June 15. The Chinese have not provided any casualty figures. The fighting was primitive: No firearms apparently were used, just sticks and stones. Two states armed with nuclear weapons had a fist fight, with fatal consequences and an unpredictable outcome.
The standard 16in MacBook Pro model comes with 1TB of SSD storage, but options of up to 8TB are available for an extra 2200 which, along with all the other upgrades 64GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory and the 2.4GHz i9 processor with Turbo Boost to 5GHz can take the price of the machine to a cool $6699 6699. Mac Pro desktop users can also now buy user changeable SSD kits for their Tower models, with 1TB, 2TGB, 4TB and 8TB options available. The kits come with two sticks each of half the total of the capacity and are designed to replace the existing storage in the machine. In order to replace them, Apple says a second Mac running Apple Configurator 2 is required. Prices for the SSD kits range from $600 600 for 1TB to $2800 2800 for 8TB.
Netflix has set a June 24 release date for its next original film from India Bulbbul, originally titled Bulbul produced by Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Sharma''s Clean Slate Films. Bulbbul is a supernatural period horror about a woman in Bengal who was married off as a child and harbours a dark past of murders in her village, connected to the legend of a chudail, Hindi for witch. Anvita Dutt, a lyricist and dialogue writer is making her debut as director. Bulbbul stars Tripti Dimri and Avinash Tiwary (Laila Majnu), and Rahul Bose (Poorna) in the lead, with supporting roles for Parambrata Chattopadhyay (Kahaani), and Paoli Dam (Hate Story).Bulbbul was originally announced in November 2018 as one of nine new original films from India, alongside the likes of Delhi set police drama Soni, Priyanka Chopra produced Firebrand, Madhuri Dixit produced 15th August, Manav Kaul led Music Teacher, Abhay Deol, Mithila Palkar starrer Chopsticks, the Bengaluru start up bromance Upstarts. Bulbbul was just one of two films alongside the Sachin Kundalkar directed Cobalt Blue that had yet to release out of that 2018 Netflix India slate. (The ninth, Hotel Mumbai, was pulled from schedule due to distribution issues.)
Luxury Ayurvedic beauty brand, Just Herbs that claims to be India ''s first beauty brand to crowdsource product development, has launched a range of 16 herb enriched, Ayurvedic lipsticks on Monday. Using the brand''s social media following to co create lipsticks its third such crowdsourced launch, Just Herbs wants to move the beauty world into becoming more inclusive, transparent and wholesome.
Persistent internet rumours claiming the coronavirus outbreak originated from a secret American pharmaceutical company with the aim of destroying China from within were quickly discredited. Pop culture fans recognised the supposed activities of the Umbrella Corporation as being from the famous Japanese video games series Resident Evil.However, although fake news, it can likely be attributed to Russian trolls conducting this and other similar activities online, especially when considered within the wider context of how the Russian regime is using this worldwide crisis to further destabilize the West and test its resolve.
NEW DELHI : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has stuck to its earlier recommendations sent to the department of telecommunications (DoT) on base price and valuation of spectrum for the upcoming auction, including those for 5G airwaves. Trai has recommended the reserve pricing after taking into account the feedback and comments from various stakeholders and has given that to the government. The government has also apparently accepted those reserve prices and it is for the government to decide the timing of the auction. Stakeholders will decide whether they want to participate in the auction or not," Trai chairman R.S. Sharma said on Wednesday.
Frank Lampard wants to sell Chelsea flop Kepa Arrizabalaga in the summer transfer window, after his disappointing spell between the sticks at Stamford Bridge.Lampard relegated Chelsea s No. 1 to the bench for the 2 2 draw with high flying Leicester City, with Willy Caballero given the nod to start at the King Power Stadium.
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They left it late, but it s finally here, and that s good news for Canada Soccer fans.On Monday morning, Canada Soccer announced that their Senior Men s National Team would be having a January training camp, as they get set to travel to California to take on Iceland in a friendly later next month.
Kondotty: Sharp hike in vegetable prices have hit households in the state really hard. The prices of potato, onion, garlic, shallot and drumstick have increased rapidly in the last few days.The price of one kilogram of drumsticks skyrocketed from Rs 60 to Rs 160. Lack of availability has caused the steep rise in price. The price of onion has also soared after a brief dip. Onion, which used to be sold for Rs 40 per kg last week, now retails for Rs 54 per kg.
This past summer, Quentin Tarantino delivered his ninth film (and, if he sticks to his plan, the penultimate too, since the Kill Bill duology counts as one) to the masses, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which mixed fact with fiction in its depiction of 1969 Los Angeles. The director has had a good track record when it comes to critical reaction to his movies, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is no exception, but it s also been questioned if it could become Tarantino s biggest commercial success.It s been a little over two months since Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hit theaters, and as of this writing, the movie has collected $356.9 million worldwide, per Box Office Mojo. $138.4 million of that haul comes from domestic screenings, with the remaining $218.4 million showing that the flick has performed solidly in international territories.
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Image zoom Tim Rooke REX Shutterstock Unpopular opinion: Fall is the best season (sorry, summer) -- and here #x2019;s why. Not only do we get to sip as many pumpkin spice lattes as our hearts desire, but we also get to pull out our favorite boots and booties from the back of our closets. If you share our love for the classic shoe, be prepared because, boots lovers, we just found a new pair you absolutely need in your rotation -- and they look identical to a pair Meghan Markle owns. #xA0;Like many people, the Duchess of Sussex usually sticks to neutral hued shoes for the fall. But if you recall one of her outings in February (pre royal baby) visiting Bristol #x2019;s Old Vic Theater, she looked amazing in a pair of green colored boots from Sarah Flint. The pop of green against her black coat really caught our eye, and we #x2019;ve been sole searching for a more affordable replica pair ever since -- which we #x2019;ve finally found. #xA0;
Controversial comedian Dave Chappelle is known for his unapologetic jokes and punchlines. In his new Netflix comedy special, Sticks amp; Stones, the 46 year old returns to the stage with a new stand up act. However, not everyone finds his jokes funny. Dave is currently receiving backlash for his latest special, which references Michael Jackson s alleged sexual assault victims, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, and the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.
Justin Bieber recently realized that the brand Popsicle had stopped selling the two in one frozen treat. The Double Pop had two sticks and was actually made of two combined popsicles. According to People, Justin took to Twitter when he realized he couldn 't find them anywhere.Justin tweeted, saying that he and Scooter Braun looked everywhere but couldn 't find them. Then, a summertime miracle happened. Popsicle actually tweeted the singer back, saying they couldn 't ”Beliebe ” Justin was actually a fan. Then, they said they would see what they could do.