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Sakshi Tanwar turnes showstopper for Anju Modi at AIFW A/W’17

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New Delhi, March 18: She is one actress who always made headlines with her acting skills but at Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn/Winter 2017, she decided to steal the thunder with her confident ramp appearance as a showstopper for designer Anju Modi.

“I think the confidence came because of my theatre background because there also you are in direct contact with light with no one visible. So even when I don’t see anybody, you know that people are watching you. The connection is there and this feeling helped me here too,” the actress told IANS when asked her confident ramp walk.

Unearthing some of the hidden treasures of textile heritage, Modi presented an architecture-inspired collection that channel in the core tenants of the label which is Timeless, Vintage, handcraft and organic.

A juxtaposition of fluid floral motifs and organic elements with structural silhouettes and design details of the minarets, the collection titled Neelambar was an outtake of our rich textile legacy; an attempt to weave the traditional knowledge and skills of our master craftsmen with threads of modernity.

Talking about Sakshi as a showstopper, the designer told IANS: “I connected with her from hearts. The kind of mature thinking she has is amazing. We always praise and admire her. We value the inner self of the person and Sakshi is great.”

The “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii” and “Dangal” famed actress looked radiant in lehanga choli matched beautifully with accessories.

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Women prefer verified profiles in life partner search: Survey

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New Delhi, April 19: A majority of women prefer to go for verified profiles when looking for a life partner on online matrimony platforms, according to a survey.

Shaadi.com conducted a survey to understand the need for safety while looking for a life partner.

When young singles were asked about “The first thing they look for in a profile, posted on a matchmaking/dating service”, 62 per cent of the respondents said photographs, 24 per cent of them said verified profiles, 10 per cent of them said basic details (name, age, location) and four per cent said hobbies.

Finding a life partner online is more widely accepted now than it was in the early 2000s. However, women continue to exercise more caution during the selection process as compared to men.

The survey highlighted that 91 per cent of the women respondents give high importance to verified profiles while looking for a partner, whereas for men this stands at a mere 40 per cent.

Verified profiles is not just an elimination factor but is becoming an important determinant to initiate conversations. When women were asked “What would increase their likelihood to reach out to profiles?”, 82 per cent of them said verified profiles. Other factors such as multiple photographs and family information were only 13 per cent and 5 per cent respectively.

The online poll received over 7,400 responses (42 per cent of them were men and rest were women) from young Indian singles aged between 24 to 35.

Gourav Rakshit, CEO, Shaadi.com said: “Member security is our primary focus, and our security systems constantly evolve with changing user behaviour and trends. To that end, we have added Aadhaar to our existing profile verification programme.”

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How to buy gold during Akshaya Tritya

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New Delhi, April 16: Purchasing something as precious as gold is an investment in itself, so don’t forget to judge its purity and compare your discounts, especially during the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya which is considered as one of the most auspicious days to buy gold in India, suggest experts.

Prakshi Sharma, Creative Head and Designer, Prakshi Fine Jewellery, and Chitwn D Malhotra, Lead Designer and Founder at Dillano Luxurious Jewels Pvt Ltd, have listed the smart way to invest in gold.

* Check for purity: When buying gold jewellery, it is necessary to check for its purity as it determines its true worth. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the authorised agency that hallmarks gold jewellery, and ascertains its purity. Every hallmarked jewellery will have a number attached to it, a BIS stamp, its karats, hallmarking year (represented alphabetically), jeweller’s identification mark, and the assay centre.

Before buying any gold jewellery remember to check the hallmark.

* Look for discounts on making charges. To celebrate the occasion and attract customers, several jewellery brands give huge discounts on making charges for a stipulated period. There are many such offers available, so make sure you check them all out.

* Compare the prices. Price of any piece of gold jewellery varies from one store to another. Before buying, take a quick survey of the prevalent market prices, consider the differing making charges and the discounts provided on them, and make an informed decision.

* Buying gold jewellery is generally considered a safe investment, but a prudent choice must be made on what to buy and what to avoid. It is advisable that you buy something that will give you optimum returns in the future.

* Opt for gold coins or biscuits instead. If you’re looking at buying gold purely as an investment, then opting for gold coins or biscuits might be a better idea.

* Avoiding stone jewellery. Studded ornaments are generally priced higher than a regular gold piece, and while precious stones do add to the beauty of jewellery, they lower the value of an ornament. They incur high making charges but when they are exchanged or sold, the stones are taken out to determine
the value of the gold.

Chances are high that you will get an exchange value only of the gold, even if the stone is precious.

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Help your hair, make-up survive the sweaty summer

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New Delhi, April 13: With summer comes melting makeup, smeared eyeliner, and super-sticky hair hence it is important to give proper hydration and relaxation to your skin and hair to be easy breezy as the temperature soars up.

Sushma Khan, National Creative Director-Makeup, Lakmé Salon and TIGI Educator Audrey D’Souza have listed the summer switch that must be made your regime to make your makeup last long and hair stay strong.

* For make-up

* Go light: Through the summer ‘less is more’ should be your mantra. The lesser the products you use, the lighter your skin will feel and make-up will not feel heavy. The summer is known to make your skin sweaty and layering more make-up on the face will add to it. Hence, it is highly recommended to use products with anti-bacterial properties.

Replace your foundation with a concealer to hide imperfections and feel light. Products with SPF of 30++ at least are a must. BB Creams are also a great option as it is an emulation of moisturizer and tinted foundation. Use more of light water-based products to make it feel light during summer, heat and sweating. Cut down your make up products to less than half and use the bare minimum.

* Multitask with your makeup: Invest in a product that does it all – for the lips, lids, and cheeks. It would cut down your routine to half and help keep your bag light. Simply choose from a range of summery bright or light lip and cheek tints as it will add a healthy glow with minimalistic colour.

* Switch to waterproof: Invest in waterproof eyeliners, mascaras and eye pencils. With the temperatures rising high, one tends to rub and wipe off the face regularly. This might, at times, end up in either smudging or fading. Choose between a highly or lightly pigmented waterproof eye products so that the look is as fresh as it was in the morning.

* For hair:

* Cocktail of products: Prepare your hair using a cocktail of smoothening and anti-frizz serums to smoothen your hair and get rid of any frizz at the same time.

* Shortcut to volume: Wash and condition your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to combat the limp and sticky hair. Prep your hair with volumizing lotion before the blow dry to give your hair volume for days. Brush backwards and say hello to 3x more volume!

* Beach waves for days: Boho-inspired beachy waves are the ultimate summer hair-do. Apply curling mousse on wet hair and scrunch it up in a bun. Use tongs to achieve the wavy look. You can also opt for dry shampoos to fight the stickiness on your third hair days. It also adds to the beachy texture.

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