Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Cosmetics

Whiff from the past — how a handful of Indian companies are reviving the glory of desi attar

The oil-based fragrances derived from flowers & herbs slipped in preference as Western perfumes flooded markets. In their contemporary form, attars are more than old wine in new bottle.

After the gaming crackdown, China to target cosmetics industry

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

Centre plans to introduce wider testing facility for toys, cosmetics, digital appliances

The National Test House aims to develop a testing laboratory that will help in the assessment of the risks associated with consumer products used at home that contains nanomaterial.

South Korea’s beauty industry once minted billionaires, now there’s a stark reversal

Pandemic has hit the K-beauty industry hard. Social distancing & remote work have ushered in lifestyle changes that have made cosmetics less central to women’s daily routines.

Estee Lauder is reviewing its products for skin-lightening references to avoid criticism

Estee Lauder product review will include assessing use of terms such as 'brightening' & 'lightening'. The cosmetics company was earlier confronted by employees over racial matters.

Lipstick under burkha to lipstick under mask — Why Indian women won’t stop now

Mask or no mask, lipstick continues to be a game changer in the self-fashioning of Indian women.

Afghan Snow, India’s first beauty cream, was christened by a king and endorsed by Gandhi

Make-up base, sunscreen, moisturiser - the multipurpose cream was advertised as many things but never as a complexion lightener.

India’s drug regulator warns Amazon against selling adulterated cosmetics

Raids by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) inspectors found unlicenced goods were beng sold on e-commerce websites including Amazon. 

These apps can reveal your make-up’s dirty secrets

Shoppers around the world are bent on finding out what they’re putting on their bodies. They are scanning everything from lipstick to skin cream.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.