Watches around the world

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Wherever you are on the planet, dependably monitor the hour with these comprehensively minded time zone observes

Watches around the world

Around the world

This piece from Vacheron Constantin joins three circles to keep the voyager up to speed on world time. A guide is key to the dial, encompassed by 37 city names, which is itself encased by a day/night ring. The Overseas World Time is accessible with a silver, blue or cocoa dial.

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Glashütte Original's psyche boggling bit of watch-production has empowered the wearer to tell the time in two spots at the same thime crosswise over 37 zones. In the case of voyaging west, the crown is turned hostile to clockwise, if going east, it is swung clockwise to uncover the IATA city code in a window at 8 o'clock. A day/night marker gives more help, as does a 72-hour power hold that components another programmed 89-02 gauge.

Contemporary unitime

Brietling initially presented its Unitime watch in the 1950s and it is as yet assisting explorers today with catching planes or fly them. A turn of the crown on Transocean Chronograph model pivots both the circle bearing the time and the plate conveying the names of 24 urban areas. The 46mm watch with another Cailber 5 development has a 70-hour power save so it will keep going a long excursion.

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A straightforward, uncluttered dial of the SEIKO Astron GPS Solar components a little sub dial at 8 o'clock on this sun powered controlled watch (because of hit stores soon) that elements a capable GPS reception apparatus. Including the as of late propelled Caliber 8X22, a restricted release form of this watch has a mother of pearl dial which sucks up daylight to make power. A push of the catch tells the time in 28 destinations around the globe.

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Those associated with the film fraternity in Pakistan were dealt with a huge blow when legendary actress and veteran director Shamim Ara died at the age of 78 in London. She had been inactive since the turn of the new millennium but it was her efforts in the 80s and 90s that saw many film-makers turn towards the film industry, leading to the revival of the day.

Shamim Ara didn’t hail from a showbiz family; in fact she was known as Putli Bai until she became Shamim Ara in her teens. Her career began in 1958 with Kunwari Bewa but she was first noticed as Noor Jehan’s sister in Anarkali. From there onwards, there was no stopping the innocent looking girl who would go on to create history by turning first into a film producer, and later a director. She continued to actively participate in film-making till 1999 and bowed out with Pal Do Pal which was incidentally the last film of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan as a music composer.

For those who have followed films of the yesteryear, the name Shamim Ara stands for quality. Be it the role of the damsel in distress in Saheli, the tawaif who refused to bow down to the dacoit in Aag Ka Darya, the woman who couldn’t marry her love in Doraha, the lady who became a singer after being lost when young in Saalgirah or the twin sisters who were used intelligently by her corrupt uncle in Humraaz, whenever Shamim Ara took on a role, she was on a roll. Even in the final years of her career as a leading lady, she took the bold roles such as the blackmailed wife in Suhaag as well as the woman accused of having an affair with her dewar in Angaaray.

Nearly all the actors from the 60s and 70s had the chance to work with one of the most established actress of our times. Shamim Ara was senior to most of her leading men including Mohammad Ali, Waheed Murad and Nadeem, yet she appeared to be at ease with all of them. She showed her versatility by working opposite Syed Kamal in multiple films before newcomers took the stage; only she could have shouted “Daku” in reply to “Tawaif” that too in front of Mohammad Ali; only she could have looked good as the confused woman in Hill Station in front of not one, but two Waheed Murads or danced for Suhdir playing her ‘Akbar Khana’ in Farangi. She also romanced Santosh Kumar, Darpan and Habib on-screen and was one of the few actresses to have worked with Zia Mohyeddin in films – they were paired together in Suhaag where Nadeem donned a moustache to play the antagonist.

Shamim Ara managed to make a place for herself in a galaxy of stars – not only was Madam Noor Jehan active as an actress in those days but Nayyar Sultana, Sabiha Khanum and Musarrat Nazir were also making a name for themselves. With her innocent smile and good looks, Shamim Ara managed to bag roles that required a young girl and managed to impress all with her acting skills. That’s the reason why she didn’t look old even in the 70s when she was paired opposite Zia Mohyeddin (Suhaag) or asked to play as an elder sister to newcomers like Nisho (Angaaray).

At a time when female producers and directors were unheard of, Baji Shamim as she was known to all, decided to take the giant step and become a producer with Saiqa that was based on Razia Butt’s novel of the same name. She also produced a couple of movies and later turned to direction with Geo Aur Jeenay Do which didn’t do well but established her as one of the few leading ladies-turned-director. Playboy came next and became a huge hit thanks to its excellent cast and memorable songs; it was followed by countless flicks including Miss Colombo, Miss Hong Kong, Miss Singapore, Miss Bangkok, Lady Smuggler and Lady Commando. The specialty of these films were her association with Babra Sharif who was presented as an action hero(ine) rather than a damsel in distress.

In the 90s when Pakistan’s film industry was at rock bottom, it was Shamim Ara who laid the foundation for the revival. Not only did she buy the copyrights of Sajjad Ali’s Babia for Haathi Mere Saathi (to get the attention of potential cinegoers) but also gave full-fledged roles to Bollywood-returned Mohsin Khan, TV-import Jan Rambo (Afzal Khan) and Sahiba, daughter of her one-time co-star Nisho. If the early 90s belonged to Beta and Hum To Chalay Susral, she bounced back in the mid-90s with the star-studded Aakhri Mujra (Jawed Sheikh, Neeli, Reema, Shaan, Behroze Sabzwari) and Munda Bigra Jaye (which went on to become the biggest hit of the 90s). These flicks were followed by multi-starrers Love 95 and Miss Istanbul (Lollywood version of Pretty Woman) while Pal Do Pal, which turned out to be her swansong, had Moammar Rana and Resham dancing to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s compositions.

The first time Shamim Ara won a Nigar Award was for Saheli in which she played a supporting role, hence the trophy for best supporting actress. She got her best actress awards for Farangi, Naila, Lakhon Main Aik, and Saiqa – all between1964 and 1968 – her top years as an actress. She received back-to-back Nigar Awards in 1993 and 1994, as well as for the best director for her flicks Haathi Mere Saathi and Aakhri Mujra while was awarded a Special Award the same year by the Nigar people for her services to the Pakistan film industry. Shamim Ara proved to be a role model for the upcoming generation as most of the actresses who followed her copied her style to become successful. But there was only one Shamim Ara and there will only be one Shamim Ara

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Eye Make up | Elegent and stylish

Prep your face well by scouring, conditioning and saturating before the make-up schedule. Apply an orange correcter under the eyes and on any skin inflammation spots and scars you may have. Mix it somewhat then apply establishment and concealer most appropriate for your skin tone. Keep in mind to highlight the internal corners of your eyes with gold or silver shine toward the end.

Celebrate freedom with glamour

Day time undertaking – A splendid and immaculate hope to go for on a hot summer day, these eyes will liven up any outfit. This make-up emits solid summer vibes with eyes sufficiently brilliant to convey the expression all alone. Include pink tones for a characteristic tint on the lips and cheeks.

You require a clear and spotless canvas to keep the liveliness in place and make this work. Draw a bend simply over the eyelid with a corroded orange pencil and mix a little upwards. Apply a white cream shadow over the cover with a sharp refinement between the pencil line and shadow; don't mix. This white cream lying underneath the real shading you need to show will make the tint seem brighter. Utilize a brilliant green shade from a cream pot over the white shadow amplifying it a bit for a winged impact. Decide on cream over shadow as there is less risk of drop out and blurring for the duration of the day. Complete off with a winged eyeliner, white eye pencil on the water line to open up the eyes and make them seem enormous, and a decent volumising mascara for a doll-eye impact.

Night out – This great can be the perfect thing for a formal night out. Only a slight insight of shading will give your eyes a general pop while keeping up the earnestness of a smokey impact. Since this look pulls center towards your eyes, keep whatever is left of the components straightforward however highlighted for an all around adjusted, chic impact. Go for an unpretentious sulk and glowy, dewy cheeks.

Prep your eyelids with an eye preliminary and pencil your eyebrows, if need be. Apply a silver eye shade to highlight the forehead bone and inward corner of the eye. Utilize a beige shade just beneath the browbone; this will serve a delicate move shading between two sharp shades and will help in mixing the two together. Apply a dim shade of the shading you need the smoke to be on the external corner of the eye and mix inwards. Pat a brilliant green shade in the focal point of the eyelid and mix it every which way, in any case, keep the convergence of the shading in the inside most part of the cover. Line the upper and lower lash line with a dark pencil and smirch the same on the lower lash line in descending strokes. Apply a thick dark liner in any style you wish. Complete the look with different layers of volumising mascara. You can put a bit of tape slantingly on the external corner of the eye for a sharp, clean application. This will likewise keep the drop out items off your face. For any leftover item, utilize a major forget about to brush it and afterward apply concealer under the eyes.

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INDIA COUTURE 2016 | Fawad Khan and Deepika Padukone

For each one of those ladies and grooms filtering through creator looks, some more motivation is coming your way as India Couture Week occurred as of late showcasing works of 11 architects in the five-day long occasion. Manish Malhotra opened the couture week with a Bollywood nearness. His accumulation, The Persian Story was opened by Fawad Khan and Deepika Padukone shut it with aplomb. The accumulation commended old-world weaving, genealogical Indian patterns and Persian impacts. Khan looked totally brilliant and superb in his solids clothing, and Padukone's sparkling red lehenga with substantial gold weaving gave a fitting difference.

Tarun Tahiliani set up his lady demonstrate Last Dance of the Courtesan, which included mark quieted shades of peaches and creams, nudes and iced mints for the lady of the hour who likes to play it unobtrusive.

Gaurav Gupta showcased gentler pastels with choices of vintage tones like English blue, lavender and cherry. Manav Gangwaniís Begum-e-Jannat had groups with zardozi work in vintage gold with a blend of regal shades like perfect ivories and naval force blue.

Reynu Taandon's accumulation was roused by the cuts, hues, fabric and artworks of Rajasthan. Performing artist Divya Khosla Kumar strolled as the work of art for Kamangari. Rimple and Harpreet Narula fused old-world weavings and themes as the motivation for their gathering named Hiraeth. The motivation originated from the late author Kahlil Gibran's words. Rahul Mishra intended to capture the sentiment of the blustery season in his accumulation, Monsoon Diaries, adhering to the convention of mind boggling hand-done specifying, which Mishra's themes took from changed components of nature. Delightful peacocks and season-immaculate blooms can be seen in his outfits. Varun Bahl adores his florals, and this time as well, it appears like the foliage sentiment proceeded. His adaptable shading palette ranges from delicate pastels like pistachio, duck-egg blue, and pale pink to more grounded tones like mustard, fuchsia, and midnight blue.

Known for loaning her mark Jaipuri-touch to marriage wear, Anita Dongre showcased her accumulation, Epic Love. The manifestations highlighted gem conditioned troupes, which drew motivation from Mughal and design themes, with gota patti alongside the prints. It was her first appearance at the couture week.

Anamika Khanna set up an idyllic accumulation. While exemplary blacks, golds and vermilions with a touch of poppy florals appeared to make a rebound in mark style at Rohit Bal's finale.


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We as a whole know how to cull in regular sunshine, however did you know you may tweeze at the wrong time? On the other hand standing excessively near the mirror and making a decent attempt to make both the temples match? Wipe out your waxing arrangement and put down those tweezers; find out about the most widely recognized slip-ups you may make, and how to amend them for more full, more satisfied foreheads.

1. Misconstruing the length: Follow this general guideline: grow an additional two lines of hair beneath the shape you have made and afterward utilize a pencil to gauge where they ought to begin from (extension of the nose) and where they ought to end (point the pencil from the scaffold of your nose to the end of your forehead).


2. Foreheads ought to coordinate: Every master will request that you take after the same mantra – eyebrows are sisters, not twins. Also, they are correct. Try not to attempt to make them match or you may wind up with more slender foreheads.

3. Culling each day: Experts trust you ought to give your foreheads a chance to develop to their full limit and after that put resources into an expert to give you a thicker shape and one that you can keep up at home.

4. Culling before a shower: Always cull after a hot shower or shower. Warmth and dampness can make it simpler for hair to slip out of the attachments and make the whole procedure less agonizing.

5. Tweezing in the wrong region: Brow specialists say that whether you clean your temples at home or have it molded in a salon, tweeze just beneath the curve and never above.

6. Culling excessively near the mirror: If you keep the mirror excessively close, you wind up taking a gander at each hair independently instead of taking a gander at the general state of your eyebrows. This can abandon you with uneven or slight foreheads. Rather, utilize an extensive reflect and step back so you can see your entire face.

7. Utilizing stencils: Experts say, "Don't trust the buildup about eyebrow stencils – you are left with a manufactured shape and one that doesn't as a matter of course suit your face." Ask an expert to give you an immaculate shape that you can later keep up at home.

8. Losing your curve: If you fail to understand the situation it can stay with you for quite a while. To discover where your curve ought to be, edge the pencil from the extension of your nose through the iris of your eye.

9. Filling-in wrong: Whether you utilize a temples mascara, pencil or powder, tail this shading code: on the off chance that you are reasonable, go for a shade darker than your hair. On the off chance that you are dull, utilize the same shading as the lightest piece of your hair. Regardless, never utilize dark.

10. Utilizing forehead make-up liberally: Less is more. Make-up specialists train to "utilize a sharp pencil and "quill" on individual temples if yours are meager". Eyebrows shouldn't emerge however easily outline your face.

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Happy independence day

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Travel Skincare 101: Look your absolute best when travelling

Whether it is taking up an Euro visit or leaving for only a weekend to the closest shoreline, days loaded with burning warmth and dampness urges one to make tracks in an opposite direction from them to an all the more unwinding destination. Be that as it may, one normal component between awful climate and voyaging is that both inflict significant damage on the skin. There is most likely summer warmth can be cruel on skin if not ensured against, but rather voyaging has its own particular manner of being upsetting. Attempting to look great while you are voyaging is practically on the highest point of everybody's anxiety o-meter. Here are some attempted and tried tips to give you a chance to make the most of your mid year adventures while looking crisp cleaned and photogenic for your online travel journals.

Hydrating skin is critical

Saturate your skin before you go out; apply exceptional cream the prior night you are going to travel. This will expand hydration in your skin before you are presented to the drying out impacts outside.

Go mineral

Use mineral water to revive your make-up while on the go rather than simply smudging on more item. A fog of mineral water shower with a touch of cream on top is all you require.

Toning it down would be best

Eliminated as much item as you can upon the arrival of your excursion. Rather, include a tinted lotion that likewise has a decent measure of sun assurance, similar to BB cream, for a crisp, solid look. On the off chance that you just can't live without some establishment, make certain to put on an introduction first – a silicone-based fluid or cream that puts a layer of assurance amongst skin and make-up. It will help establishment and redden last more and keep your skin from getting to be dried out.

Be liberal with your lip emollient

For further security pack a dependable lip treatment in your lightweight suitcase and use it generously. An exceptional lip analgesic that does not rub the lipstick off and gives profound hydration would be perfect. The same rule applies on transport and prepare rides, where high warmth or ventilating can likewise make lips feel got dried out.

Keep abundance oil under control

Keep your skin dry and glad by spotting your T-zone with rice or tissue papers oftentimes. This will help you dispose of the sparkle without stripping the skin off dampness, so you will look new confronted rather than open pored without-of-control sparkle all over.

Allow your face to sit unbothered

Touching your skin pointlessly can bring about breakouts; you can get any number of obscure microscopic organisms that can bring about numerous skin issues. To maintain a strategic distance from this, utilization an antibacterial handwash staring you in the face each time you plan to touch your face (like applying make-up) and keep a hand sanitiser helpful for every one of those times you don't arrange.

Rest your eyes

Watching consecutive in-flight films, or perusing magazines and books while voyaging, can likewise make you have red, watery eyes and pass up a great opportunity for whatever is left of the fun get-away. To stay away from it, use calming hydrating eye drops. They will grease up and alleviate eyes while they are grinding away. To diminish under-eye puffiness after a long excursion, put pulverized ice in a washcloth and apply it under the eyes. It is a programmed reminder that makes you look and feel fresher promptly.

Keep in mind your chemical

Chemical ought to be the main thing you ought to pack to bring with you outside of home. An unexpected change in chemicals can upset skin's corrosive adjust and cause a get-away breakout. Additionally, with all the conceivable contact with dust and different particles while on the go, you would presumably require a greater amount of it.

Try not to bargain on your excellence rest

On the off chance that you are going over night and plan to rest, touch some super-rich night cream around your eyes and wear a rest cover. Both will help you look fresher and more casual when you wake up.

SPF is a guardian angel

Whether you are investing energy in the shoreline or at a mountain resort, don't disregard your sunscreen. Use sans oil light textured cream or gel with SPF 30 or higher and continue reapplying after each three to four hours. Disregarding sun security can prompt pigmentation irregularities notwithstanding collagen and elastin harm. In light cleaned people, long introduction to sun can build danger of skin disease.

Bear in mind your hands

Never leave home without a container of your most loved hand cream in your tote pack, and utilize it generously all through the excursion. This won't just keep your hands from drying out at the same time, on the off chance that you have to wash them, it can counter the impacts of cruel business grade cleansers found out in the open restrooms.

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Wedding Season Fashion

Welcome the wedding season grasped in post-summer, fall motivated striking tints. Make customary weaving your closest companion as there is nothing better to decorate your outfits in substantial, however fine carefully assembled work. Match these intense shades and complicated weaving with executioner accomplices to give you the ideal recipe to be

a work of art.

Wedding merriments can't achieve a decision without wearing a brilliant red group to one of the capacities. Join the shading with contemporary cuts, and you have a force combo that never falls flat. Short shirts are unquestionably the approach this season, particularly in light of the fact that it leaves a great deal of space to explore different avenues regarding the jeans. Flared, contraband, culottes, straight, tulip, dhoti shalwars – are all some energized choices to attempt.

A wedding in the family gives you a reason to go excellent in your arrangements. A brimming with flare lehenga is simply fit for such an event. You would need to maintain a strategic distance from dim hues like dark, and ones that would conflict with wedding clothing (for the most part red). Rather go for nonpartisan, gritty shades and plan an overwhelming fringe to run with it. An orange and green combo would be perfect for mehendi capacities.

Pair the troupe with customary polki or kundan adornments for a really illustrious feel.

A substantial pullover can take the heap off and allow you to keep whatever remains of the look to a base.

A solitary explanation piece like matha patti, nose ring or jhumkas would serve as an immaculate completing touch to the look.

A rural outfit including gold, orange and red shades is by all accounts a befitting approach to welcome the adjustment in climate. Play with flower plans and distinctive tints on lavish fabrics for a breathtakingly head-turning outfit.

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Valentine Day | History

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Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England.

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.
While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.
To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.
Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.
Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.
In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.
Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

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