THE NATIONAL CAPITAL IS STILL UNSAFE PDF Print E-mail

New Delhi, which already has earned the distinction of being one of the most vulnerable places for women, is again in the news for all the wrong reasons. There were 3 gruesome incidents of rape and abduction in less than 24 hours in the National Capital Region. 3 girls were kidnapped out of which 2 were raped and the 3rd girl is still missing.The three separate incidents occurred on Feb 9, 2012 and all of these were reported within hours of their occurrence. In the first incident the victim is a minor while in the second case the accused was a friend of the victim’s relative.In the first incident, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly abducted in a car from Jyoti Nagar by three men and then raped by one of them who himself is a minor. He committed this crime as an act of revenge because the girl had turned down his proposal of friendship. This incident came into notice after the victim went to the police station for lodging a complaint, despite the repeated threats by Gaurav (30), Harish (21) and the minor boy, who were all involved in this heinous crime. The class 8 student had gone to the market when these three people abducted her and took her to Gaurav’s room where she was sexually assaulted by

 
Sari gets an international look PDF Print E-mail

That magical drape called sari is spotted not just in the Indian woman's wardrobe, it has international Sari gets an international lookconnoisseurs too. From Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen to heiress Paris Hilton, they have all sported it, though like a dress.The coral pink Grecian gown that Paris Hilton wore at her handbags launch resembled a sari.One of the most talked about socialites, Hilton is known for sporting high-end Western wear. But she turned desi when she draped a sari for the cover shoot of an Indian fashion magazine and said that she adored the six-yard wonder by designer Rocky S.Not only that. For her first formal appearance during her three-day visit to Mumbai, the 30-year-old wore a coral pink Grecian sari-inspired gown.Bundchen too wore sari for a magazine cover.Nicole Scherzinger, Carmit Bachar, Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt from the American pop girl group Pussycat Dolls flaunted heavily embellished black sequin saris during the New York fashion week in 2008.

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Pretty in pink PDF Print E-mail

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A dab of colour on the lips can liven up even the most tired of faces and it looks the freshest if the colour is pink.A lip colour be it a gloss or a lipstick is an iconic cosmetic that is a must in a woman's vanity case. Says makeup artist and trainer Samantha Kocchar, "Lipstick is the most important item of makeup. No woman's make up bag should be without few key shades." The key most shade is pink. You can pick any tone be it bright, earthy, sheer, or neutral but keeping a pink lipstick is as essential to your makeup kit as a toothpaste in your toilet bag.But then lipstick is not a new phenomenon when it comes to makeup. Women even in the olden days in Greece, Egypt, India, Babylonia, and Persia used a blend of beeswax and pigment mostly red or coral to colour their lips. Egyptians most likely devised the method of making and applying lipstick to

 
Study finds why smokers gain weight when they quit PDF Print E-mail

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WASHINGTON | Scientists say they've finally discovered why smokers tend to gain some weight when they kick the habit.It turns out that nicotine can rev up brain cells that normally signal people to stop eating when they're full, researchers report in Friday's edition of the journal Science.The weight connection isn't huge: On average, quitters gain less than 10 pounds. Still, it's a worry that many smokers cite when asked why they don't try to quit. Now the question is whether the discovery might lead to better treatments to help them quit without worrying about weight.Yale University associate research scientist Yann Mineur stumbled onto the connection while studying a nicotine-related substance in mice — and the animals suddenly started eating less.Nicotine hooks onto a variety of receptors, or docking sites, on the surface of cells. That's how it

 
Elizabeth Taylor ‘last of the Hollywood greats’ has died PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday 23 March 2011| Grazia Daily is sad to report that Dame Elizabeth Taylor has  passed away elizabeth taylor at the age of 79. The double Oscar-winning actress had a long history of ill health and died today...Grazia Daily is sad to report that Dame Elizabeth Taylor, one of the 20th Century's biggest movie stars, has died at the age of 79. Although frail and in poor  health for some time now, Liz Taylor was not only loved for being one of the world's most beautiful women, her never-boring wedding(s) to Richard Burton, her unique eye for jewels or establishing once and for all THE image of Cleopatra we all have in our heads but above all, for being a survivor and inspiring many by enduring a lot and never losing her sense of humour (Johnny Depp called her an astonishingly great broad!).So, Rest In Peace to a woman that lived life to the full, battled alcohol and painkiller
 

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