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Music director Pritam has reunited with singer Jubin Nautiyal for their upcoming track titled 'Tu Mera Ho Gaya' from the Milan Luthria directorial 'Tadap'. Pritam has given memorable hits like 'Gangster' , 'Life In A Metro', 'Barfi', 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'. Jubin recently performed at an open concert at the Falcon Festival in Umrangso, Assam where he made an announcement for his fans.
Talking about the song, Jubin said, "I'm quite excited and happy to do another love-filled romantic song with Pritam Da. Our last song was very well received by the audience and I'm hoping this one too will make space in your hearts for a long time. Pritam Da is known for his timeless melodies and I can't wait for the audience to hear this one too." The song will be released on November 22, on T-Series' official channels and is set to tug at the heartstrings of the music lovers.
When probed about his recent gig in Assam, the singer said, "We had a full house gig last night at the The Falcon Festival which aims to preserve the migrating birds that visit the islands of Assam by travelling thousands of miles from across the world. Chief Executive Member of government of Assam Mr Debulal started this initiative to spread awareness about the migrating birds and bring the youth together under this cause." "Being a nature lover, I'm very happy to be a part of this festival and support it. India is a land of rich culture and pristine beauty and I must say the Umangso island in Assam is surreal with blue natural lakes and untouched natural beauty," he added. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Jubin Nautiyal, Pritam, Music, Tadap, Upcoming Track, singer, Tu Mera Ho Gaya
By Adhuna Bhabani
When I'm asked about seasonal trends, perhaps it's wishful thinking on my part, but I've been saying for years that people need to embrace what is naturally their own.
I believe a return to the natural, in terms of texture and hair styles, sort of mirrors what is happening in fashion right now as well. People no longer wear uniforms, which is the same type of clothing defined by a trend. Of course, there are followers and there are, sort of, leaders, but within that, there is a significant enough proportion that seems to have broken out of the pattern of seasonal trends to have an impact on fashion with different choices.
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Younger people in the West, for instance, look to singer Billie Eilish, who dyed her hair a bright, almost phosphorescent green, as somebody who is a trend-setter.
Rihanna, the singer and beauty mogul, is known for creating trends with her fiercely individual style. She often catches a trend far ahead of the changes in fashion's seasonal cycles, and makes it her own. Short hair, bright colours, braids, accessories, wraps, and even her current cut are very now. Inspired by the infamous Mullet as a nineties staple, Rihanna understands the assignment. She's playful and experimental with her many iconic looks.
The 90's are definitely a strong influence on shaping and leading fashion everywhere right now. Accessories like snap clips, bobby pins, and barrettes in pop-art colours are great too and are fun additions for styling. These are some of the trending looks in fashion, hair, and make-up on the international runways and editorials.
In India, long hair is part of our culture, so I feel like cutting the long hair off symbolises a kind of freedom in a way. Yet I still believe that if long hair is beautiful and in great condition, then that has its own charm. People have progressed to, at least, experimenting with hair colour and with a slightly shorter overall length of hair. Thirty years ago, I would go to a party and I was always the only one with a short haircut. I've grown my hair out to a mid-length, and when I go out now, I see a lot of people with a similar length of hair.
I feel hair styles are not so definitive anymore. Its statement-making colours, rather than definitive styles, are trending. Actress Jennifer Winget was ready for a dramatic makeover, so we collaborated with Jennifer and launched our Cherry Red hair color, and the result is fabulous. As you can see, Jennifer is a gorgeous "redhead". Red is a popular colour this winter, or even a violet blue for our more adventurous clients. Hair colour is a great way to experience the same kind of significant, personal transformation as you would with a new cut or style.
With the winter upon us, festival season, and our great, big, Indian weddings. For a bridal look, I would work with natural texture and more realistic hair, taking weather, comfort and context as considerations, over a contrived or high-maintenance style. Women want to feel special as the bride, as they should, and for me what factors to decide on a look is a blend of personal taste, suitability, character and preferences of the bride, and most importantly how she sees herself.
A great cut, colour or style can bring a beautiful balance between the aesthetic of the bride's bone structure, face shape, body proportions, costume and colours she will be wearing; it's the same ideating we would go through during a consultancy for a haircut. Bridal hair, and haircuts and styles overall, can be freer, more comfortable, modern and subtly chic, while being inspired by the beauty of culture and tradition as well.
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It's no longer so much about trendsUnsplash
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It's no longer so much about trends. People are working more with their emotions in the choices they make for their looks. Everybody is really trying to do the best they can to work towards a balance in what they wear, in their hair, on their body, in their clothes, working more with their emotions and how they feel about the choices they make. Even in the beauty regimen, the move towards natural ingredients and recognising the benefits of those ingredients
I do believe that even if there is a trend that has been created around getting closer to nature and being more in harmony with nature, it is only good that people are thinking in that direction. Then their actions are also moving in that direction all around them, whether they're doing it because it's a fashion trend or whether they actually believe in it. It's a good change regardless.
Is it a "trend" or is it a "demand"? That might be the question to ask. That we are delving into other considerations and deeper conversations in the fashion and beauty space goes with the larger, worldwide trend of people being forced to think more deeply about their choices. Fashion is a thought process in which we express ourselves and our personalities because the consequences and repercussions of our choices are what we are experiencing in our world and in our time.
Keywords: Hair style, trends, looks
By Sukant Deepak
He describes himself as a 'Shiv bhakt' and a 'Muslim Jogi'. In his world, stories are not mere tales that entertain, but a tool to reinforce contemporary realities among listeners. Rich in metaphors, vivid with minute details, Jumme Khan likes to transport his audiences not to a world far away but the universe that surrounds them.
Part of a Jogi family from Pinan village in Alwar, Rajasthan and accompanied by his band of musicians, he uses a combination of harmonium, chimta, dholak, and the single-stringed bhapang - his instrument of choice - to retell stories that resound across generations. "The key here is connection. Unless people can relate, they will not enjoy it. To touch them, we have to decipher the common truth, find that elusive thread that binds us all. That is when the audience becomes one with the storyteller," he tells IANS.
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Khan, who enthralled the audience with the oral tradition of the improvisatory, communicative story-telling style of the Jogis at the recently concluded 'Mahindra Kabira Festival' in Varanasi, started singing when he was 13-years-old, and there has been no looking back ever since. "But it never gets repetitive. Every day on the stage is a new one. One is forever in search of something new that will resound with the audience," says Khan, who has also penned a song on the ongoing Corona pandemic.
For him, the magic of folk is unparalleled. He insists that nothing can replace the enigma of folk music in any culture. "Of course, this does not mean that steps are not taken to preserve it. We have seen a decline in the number of folk artists in the past few decades. But the immense power of folk seldom fails to move the audiences, including those who have always had access to modern entertainment," says Khan.
But he does feel that culture has taken a back seat in modern education. Remembering the time when schools would regularly organise cultural activities for students, he says, "It seems nowadays everything is about academics. How can we forget the fact that music and the arts play an indispensable role in all-around development? Culture opens an altogether new horizon, imparts a vision and understanding about the self. At least, give the children access and introduce them to different art forms including music. Let them decide if they want to pursue or not."
Swearing by the power of live and the energy he derives from the audiencesUnsplash
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Swearing by the power of live and the energy he derives from the audiences, Khan says that he is just not cut out for digital concerts. "They may have become a rage during the lockdowns, but I was clear that I would not be a part of them. In my art form, the live audience is an indispensable part of the whole act, without them, things will fall flat."
Stressing that while there were many platforms (festivals, etc) including those provided by the government, it was important that honest and qualified people be made part of the decision-making committees. "You just cannot expect artists to make rounds of programme officials trying to impress them. When as a country, we take so much pride in our culture, is it not important that this sector be streamlined and right people be recruited in the decision making bodies?" (IANS/PR)
Keywords: Shiv Bhakt, Dholak, Rajasthan
Today, we are exposed to a gazillion beauty product launches every now and then. The cosmetic industry is ever-changing and always gives us something new to wish for. But how much thought do we actually put in before buying the skincare product for ourselves? You should always pay attention to the products and their ingredients. Choosing products from a company with a reputable line of products can be helpful, since each component may be designed to work in conjunction with the others. You can also be assured of the products' quality and may better be able to predict how your skin will react to trying a different product in the same line.
Skin is one of the largest organs of the body. Because of this, caring for your skin can directly affect your overall health. Your skin acts as a protective shield and is most vulnerable to outside elements. It's affected by more factors than you may think. In addition to this, your health also affects your choice of skincare products and vice-versa.
Nandeeta Manchandaa, Founder of ENN shares the whys and hows:
Let's talk Vitamins: Your body needs all essential vitamins for proper functioning and if any vitamin is a miss, then effects show on your skin too. Like- dark spots, pigmentation are often seen on people with melanin issues, or even in pregnant ladies. So Vitamin-C rich products are the go-to to combat this issue.
Your body needs all essential vitamins for proper functioning and if any vitamin is a miss, then effects show on your skin too. | Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash
Baby on the way: Another major health factor that influences your skin care product selection is -- pregnancy! Pregnant women undergo 360-degree change internally and externally while their hormones are at their peak -- it gives way to allergic reactions, limitations of using certain products/ ingredient applications too. They are advised to stay away from Retinol (found in all anti-ageing creams), Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic acids (for face washes and cleansers) Essential oils (are the base for any serum, facial oils) So better to opt for clean and natural products as substitutes for the same.
Pregnant women undergo 360-degree change internally and externally while their hormones are at their peak. | Photo by Alicia Petresc on Unsplash
PCOD/PCOS: Thanks to the sedentary lifestyle and long working hours, one health issue in women that has been on the rise is PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovary Disorder) and PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome) Hormonal imbalances coupled with weight issues show their effect on skin too. A majority of women suffer from symptoms like cystic acne, excessively oily skin and scalp, open pores, blackheads/whiteheads, dark spots, dark patches to name a few. In this case, choosing products that will not irritate your skin or aggravate inflammation is your best bet. Avoid products with cocoa butter, isopropyl myristate, oleic acid lanolin, and butyl stearate. Chlorophenols are used as preservatives in cosmetics and have been linked to acne so these too must be avoided.
Avoid products with cocoa butter, isopropyl myristate, oleic acid lanolin, and butyl stearate. | Photo by Sabrina May on Unsplash
This is why we see the trend of clean beauty, Vegan beauty and herbal products flooding the markets because they claim to be free from all the nasties and let you get the maximum benefit of skin care products without any guilt. (IANS/ MBI)
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