At the closing gala party of British Polo Day Jaipur guests were welcomed by Rajasthani drums, Marwari horses and Asian elephants, before a son et lumière spectacular in the palace courtyard. A parade of royal animals and soldiers, fire breathers and dancers, the likes of which has not been seen for 40 years made it’s […]
Rihanna has not-so-subtly been dropping hints that a new line of lipsticks was coming from Fenty Beauty. The secret’s officially out: 14 shades of Fenty Beauty Mattemoisellelipstick are coming on December 26th. The singer-turned-beauty mogul first teased a black lipstick last week on Instagram. Then a few days later, she matched a fuzzy periwinkle jacket to […]
Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra, who is busy shimmering around the world, shines here on the latest cover of a magazine. The global star posed for Hello! India magazine’s December issue in a sparkly silver dress which she teamed with a faux fur jacket. Here's presenting our December cover with the global superstar – @priyankachopra. #HELLOCover […]
Famous fashion choreographer Prasad Bidapa will be presenting another edition of Rajasthan Heritage Week soon. The event is aimed towards ‘branding Khadi and Handloom masterpieces and position them as true luxury that is rare and unique.’ Rajasthan Heritage Week showcases traditional textile arts of the state in integration with the most talented designers in India […]
Seventeen-year-old Indian origin singer Chandrika Darbari’s pop jig ‘No Need’ topped BBC’s pop chart on Wednesday leaving behind top artists Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus. The singer-songwriter also known as ”Rika” who was born to a Serbian mother, Andrea, and Indian father, Ravi, grew up in North London. Rika’s dance-pop number ‘No Need’, which she wrote addressing her history with bullying and racism, topped the charts in UK within a few weeks. “The song has been influenced by events that have happened in my past. I was constantly bullied when I was younge, because I was skinny and had bad skin and also because of my race. This made it easier for me to make music, the lyrics just came very naturally to me,” the newly crowned pop sensation told media outlets. “It goes out to anyone who has experienced racism or has been bullied, as they will be able to relate to it,” Rika said. Last year, she wrote a song called ‘For Peace in Syria’, “I wrote the song when I was 16. The incident in Syria made a huge impact in my songwriting. The images of starving children kept coming in my head as I thought how undeserving they were of this treatment, I wanted them to have a peaceful life,” media reports quoted her as saying. BBC also featured her on Asia’s Artist of the Week list. The song has gone viral on YouTube with over 800,000 views. Rika is now in talks with labels in UK and India, and is all set to release her first EP next year, reports said.
Wedding bells are ringing for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — The Clarence House has spoken! An official announcement by the Kensington Palace reads: “His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. “His Royal Highness and Ms Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms Markle’s parents. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.” They posed for photographs outside Kensington Palace, with Prince Harry saying he was “thrilled” and it had been a romantic proposal. A smiling Ms Markle, wearing a white belted coat, held Harry’s hand as they appeared briefly for the press at the palace’s Sunken Garden, and showed off her diamond engagement ring. Asked by a reporter when he knew Ms Markle “was the one”, Prince Harry said: “The very first time we met”. Ms Markle said she was “so very happy, thank you”. Kensington Palace said Ms Markle’s engagement ring was designed by Prince Harry and features two diamonds which belong to his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. At the centre of the ring is a diamond from Botswana, a country the couple has spent time together over the last year and a half. The band is made from gold. The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, met through mutual friends in London. In September 2017, Markle spoke publicly about her relationship for the first time, telling Vanity Fair: “We’re two people who are really happy and in love”. Announcing his son’s news on Twitter, Prince Charles also said he was “thrilled”, adding that Ms Markle’s parents had given their blessing. Only the Queen and “other close members of his family” initially knew of the engagement, which took place in London, Prince Charles said.
Serena Williams shares stunning photos of ‘fairy tale’ wedding gown Serena Williams, 36, has shared photos of her not one, but two bridal looks from her wedding Friday to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 34. Vogue exclusively published snaps of her special day on Friday. The couple wed on Thursday in a Beauty and the Beast-inspired ceremony in the city […]
India’s Manushi Chillar is crowned Miss World India’s Manushi Chhillar was crowned the coveted Miss World 2017 on Saturday evening, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China. She was crowned by Miss World 2016 winner, Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle. Chhillar made it to the top five spots in the pageant along with England, France, Kenya and Mexico. The 21-year-old, who hails from Haryana, had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017. Born to doctor parents, Chhillar studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. Her entire family, including her brother and sister, were present at the pageant. Manushi took over from Priyadarshini Chatterjee to become the 54th Miss India World, and floored the judges to bag the Miss World title. The medical student couldn’t believe herself when her name was announced and reacted with extreme joy. Her family, who were in the audience, couldn’t hold back their excitement as well. In the question and answer round that followed her entry in the top five spots, Chhillar was asked which profession deserved the highest salary and why? She replied: “I think a mother is of highest respect. I don’t think its just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get highest respect.”