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.
Bottled in red and green, Samajwadi Party says the special perfume, launched by Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday, is part of its poll efforts ahead of the 2022 assembly elections.
Kannauj makes raw materials for the fragrance and flavour industry. But the Rs 3,000-crore cottage industry is struggling.
Ancient city of Kannauj traces its perfume-making history to Mughal empress Nur Jahan. It continues the legacy of making ‘attar’ through hydro-distillation technique.
The lavender oil that healed Rene Gattefosse’s burnt hand encouraged him to experiment more with essential oils. In 1928, the chemist coined the term ‘aromatherapie’.
Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.
DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.
What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.