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Breathable nail polish for Muslim women

A “breathable” nail polish, which allows water vapor to pass through to the nail, is causing a stir among devout Muslim women who are unable to wear regular nail paint because of the washing involved in daily prayers. Inglot Cosmetics, a company from Poland, which is available in the US at Macy’s, … Read more

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Islamic fashion: A modern makeover for mum’s abaya

Statuesque models clad in black robes with strategically placed slits and headscarves boasting vibrant flashes of color sashay down a Dubai runway to the theme song for a James Bond movie. For the Dubai-based designers of the Rouge Couture line on display, the Western music combined with the unusual twists … Read more

A.R. Rahman’s 43rd birthday a low key affair

A.R. Rahman turned 43 on Tuesday as television and FM channels played special programmes to mark the day but the music maestro said the celebrations were low key due to Muharram. Speaking at the South India launch of a mobile phone, Rahman said the day was usual for him and … Read more

Terrorists Are Not People Of Religion Or God: Aamir Khan

Describing terrorists as ‘people who have no religion or God’, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has strongly criticised political parties for targeting efforts by security forces to deal with these elements. Strongly condemning the November 26 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, Aamir Khan expressed his condolences to the family of the brave … Read more

Gia Ali – Willful, Wild, Wanton

Gia Ali – a name that spells trouble. An actress who ends up chasing more trouble than any other actress in the business. Wild. Wanton. Home breaker. Man-eater. One-hit wonder… All these allegations and a lot more resound whenever the name of Gia is mentioned; anywhere. But is she as … Read more

Pakistani Stage Play Receiving Ovations in United States

Would you like a Slurpee with that?” says the brown skinned, turban clad Sikh man behind the 7-11 counter. And this introduction serves as the basis for most Americans’ perception of the South Asian experience. We supposedly work 27 hours a day at gas stations, Patel-owned motels, quick shop marts, … Read more

Laaj

A period movie is a daunting undertaking, even for experienced and accomplished directors and financially profitable production houses. In Laaj, former civil servant Rauf Khalid has ambitiously selected a true story from British India (1936) for his debut as a producer, writer and director. That made the production a multiple … Read more

The Waleemah in Islam

The waleemah is a food reception which follows the consummation of marriage, to make the marriage public. It is offered by the parents of the married couple, by their friends, or by the newly married couple themselves. Friends, relatives, and neighbors are usually invited. The companion Anas reported that the … Read more