Keisha P. Crabtree

Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities


An Afghan woman enters a beauty salon in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Since the Taliban gained control of Kabul, several images depicting women outside beauty salons have been removed or covered up. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)


Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the higher education minister in the new Taliban government said Sunday.

The minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, laid out the new policies at a news conference, several days after Afghanistan’s new rulers formed an all-male government. On Saturday, the Taliban had raised their flag over the presidential palace, signaling the start of the work of the new government.

The world has been watching closely to see to what extent the Taliban might act differently from their first time in power, in the late 1990s. During that

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We are the online shopping assistant for customers: Vaibhav Lall, founder, Khojdeal

Vanisha Mittal smiling for the camera: Vaibhav Lall, founder, Khojdeal

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Vaibhav Lall, founder, Khojdeal

Founded in 2016 by Vaibhav Lall and his wife Vanya Gambhir as a deal discovery platform for the best Indian and international brands, Khojdeal has evolved to become an e-commerce enabler that is helping brands drive sales and augment their digital footprint. “How we do this is not just by curating all the best deals from more than 1500 online stores in one place, but also by offering customers proper insights on products they are looking for,” Lall tells Banasree Purkayastha in a recent interview. Excerpts:

At a time, when even the online marketplace is getting crowded, how does Khojdeal enable one to find the best deal?

Khojdeal aims to add value to the user’s shopping experience in ways beyond what a coupon website usually does. We intend to become a one-stop destination for consumers to stay updated not just

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Fashion show in Nashville features all-inclusive models

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A fashion blogger is challenging the norm in the industry.

From her purple hair to “loud” clothes, Alicia Searcy isn’t afraid to make a statement, but that wasn’t always the case.

The Ashland City resident was born with cerebral palsy and is wheelchair and walker dependent.

Growing up with a fashion model as a mother, Searcy says she was criticized for her appearance.

“For a long, long time I didn’t bother with fashion and was a slob,” said Searcy. “people weren’t treating me well and not talking to me because I was in a wheelchair and I thought this was ridiculous so I decided to do something to change it.”

Searcy started dressing with intention and says she noticed it changed the way people interacted with her which eventually changed the way she saw herself.

She decided to start the fashion blog “Spashionista” which is

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Fashion icon Iris Apfel celebrates 100th birthday with H&M collaboration

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Iris Apfel continues to prove that age is but a number as she marked her 100th birthday in serious style by announcing a new collection with H&M.

The fashion queen recently celebrated her centenary and she had announced a number of fashion collaborations including a collection of statement eyewear with the label Zenni.

The American self-made businesswoman has one of the 50 best-dressed women in the world so we can only expect glorious things from the new collab.

The news was announced with a series of behind-the-scenes images which showed the 100-year-old fashionista modelling pieces of the collection which included a vivid blue suit with a plant print and a joyful yellow ruffled jacket.

a man and a woman sitting on a table: Iris Apfel x H&M. Pic: H&M

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Iris Apfel x H&M. Pic: H&M

The collection will pay homage to the businesswoman’s fearless and fabulous style and will comprise of eclectic dresses, clothing and loud accessories,

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