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World Environment Day: Use biodegradable pads, wear organic jeans to save environment

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

New Delhi, June 5: Make your contribution in saving the Earth by using biodegradable sanitary pads, organic jeans and 100 per cent vegan skincare products.

With Tuesday being the World Environment Day, make a conscious effort and change the dynamics of the depleting environment.

Manohar Kamath, Head at Myntra Fashion Brands, who has introduced organic jeans to the brand’s collection, has given few inputs:

* Use 100 per cent organic cotton jeans, recycled poly jeans where each pair uses between 9-21 bottles worth of plastic for production, and reduced water jeans where each pair saves on 36 litres of water.

Shankar Prasad, Founder at Plum, and Cyril Feuillebois, Founder at Kronokare, have given inputs on why it will be good to switch to organic and vegan skincare products:

* The products we are choosing for self care and better health are exposing us to even more chemicals and toxins causing more harm than good to our quality of living, health and wellness. However, a subtle shift in the consumer mindset is discernible, with more and more people are opting for chemical free, organic, natural or vegan products.

* From the product to the packaging, the products should be animal cruelty-free and vegetarian.

* Remember to carry a cloth bag to bring home the groceries in and re-use the aluminium foil leftover from lunch.

Tanvi Johri, Founder at Carmesi, an all-natural sanitary pads brand, says biodegradable sanitary napkins, which are made of sustainable materials like bamboo fiber and corn starch, decompose within 6-12 months of being disposed off.

“Hence, it’s high time that we wake up to the idea of using completely biodegradable sanitary napkins that offer a sustainable solution to the tons of non-biodegradable waste generated every year due to improper disposal of sanitary waste,” Johri said.

Tanya Eldred-Bhat, Fashion Consultant, The Open Trunk, says adopting eco-friendly methods have become the “need of the hour for this glamourous world to sustain”.

“Using natural materials such as the eucalyptus fibre not only minimises the use of toxic chemicals, but also is a great example of how one can make the optimum use of natural resources, without causing any destruction,” said Eldred-Bhat.

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Reasons why girls fall for guys who play ‘Guitar’

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New Delhi, Aug 20: Ask any woman; at least 9 out of every 10 women would agree that a guy who plays guitar is attractive compared to the average man.

Yes, women tend to have a crush on the guy who plays guitar, confirms a study . Some women openly admit that they would love to date a guy who has music sense.

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Maybe, women perceive such men as poetic, caring, compassionate, affectionate and passionate. God knows what. Let us speculate on the reasons here.

Here’s a list of reasons why women find men incredibly sexy and attractive, when they know how to play the guitar;

Reason #1:

Playing guitar needs some level of intelligence and talent. So, the guy who plays guitar surely comes across as talented and skilful.

Reason #2:

Men who play guitar are sort of a perfectionist. They are very particular about things in their life in general. The right chord, the right pitch, the right music, the right rhythm etc. They may not know something about everything, but they will definitely know everything about something.

Reason #3:

A guy who plays the guitar can easily attract others in a group without trying hard. He can also fill the air with positive energy and that makes people flock towards him. Women like men who can engage a group.

Reason #4:

Just like the way they play with the guitar, they might just string the right chord in your heart too.

Reason #5:

It silently speaks volumes about their passion for things. Louder than words is the sound of it.

Reason #6:

Music induces a positive effect on their mind, therefore, the likeliness of the bond between the two increases.

Reason #7:

A guitar can make anyone look cool like a rock star. There is something energetic and attractive about a man carrying the guitar.

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When Vajpayee heartily relished South Indian cuisine

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Atal Bihar Vajpaeee

Way back in February 2006, when the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the “8th SIES-Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi National Eminence Award” he could not travel to Mumbai owing to certain health issues.

He suggested to Mumbai South Indian Education Society (SIES) President V. Shankar to hold the function at his New Delhi residence, and also made a surprise special request – “to organise the best of South Indian cuisine dishes for the evening”.

Since Vajpayee was known to be a connoisseur of good food, the SIES authorities rushed to comply and ordered the choicest of the delicacies from the Saravana Bhavan, Connaught Place, in the capital.

“He relished the food immensely that evening, and seemed to have had a little more than his normal intake,” reminisced SIES spokesperson K. A. Viswanathan on Friday.

In fact, Vajpayee later expressed surprise that such delicious South Indian food was available in the heart of New Delhi about which “he was not aware”, and wanted to know how many waiters had come from that restaurant to serve for the evening.

“He magnanimously assembled all the eight boys on the lawns for a group photo session with him, followed by individual shots with each of them. Then, he called for Rs 100 currency notes, autographed each of them and presented them to all the excited servers,” Viswanathan said.

The boys were thrilled and overjoyed when Vajpayee smiled and decided to have “one more cup of nice South Indian filter coffee” with all of them before they left the venue.

During the formal award ceremony, of the several mementos presented to him, was a portrait of Vajpayee sketched by a Class I student of SIES School.

The late Prime Minister was highly impressed and wanted to know who had done that sketch.

After the SIES authorities informed that it was a young student Nirman Olwe, Vajpayee immediately said he wanted to meet him and asked that the student should be brought along with his parents to New Delhi.

A few weeks later, the boy accompanied by his grandmother who was also a teacher in the same school, his mother and Shankar, went to the capital and Vajpayee warmly received them.

He presented a return memento to the delighted boy who cherishes those memories till today, Viswanathan said.

Now grown up, that little boy from Antop Hill area of central Mumbai, completed his schooling, HSC and is now pursuing engineering studies.

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Horan, Steinfeld make romance public

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Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Former One Direction star Niall Horan and actress Hailee Steinfeld were spotted kissing here marking their first public display of affection since romance speculation started in February.

The two, who have kept their romance largely under wraps, coordinated in white T-shirts and sunglasses, reports people.com.

As they walked to restaurant Target, Steinfeld, 21, hung her arm around Horan, 24, as they shared a smooch.

The two continued to indulge in some public display of affection as they waited for the elevator.

Six months before their outing on Thursday, the couple was spotted together for the first time singing and dancing at a Backstreet Boys show in Las Vegas, but a source told people.com at the time that the actress was newly single and not ready to jump into a new relationship.

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