Niki ShahPR HandoutNiki Shah started her own designer label at a young age of 18 with boutiques in India and Dubai. Soon she had a lot of fashion shows in her kitty. At 30, Niki Shah started blogging to set new fashion trends and became a social media sensation in UAE and India, promoting established and upcoming brands in fashion, travel and lifestyle.Niki Shah lives mostly in Dubai and calls it her home. She says that she grew up there looking and exploring every aspect of luxury that mankind has ever witnessed. Her blog Nikishah Dubai is reflection of the lifestyle that the city has to offer.Having lived in countries like India, Kenya and UAE she absorbed the essence of different cultures, nature and trends all her life. Her big success in India got her recognised as the new Youth Icon of Ahmedabad in 2010.She says, “I have dressed many celebrity customers and have participated in many international fashion shows, built a successful portfolio as a fashion designer. Now, I am a social media influencer and hence, I used both Fashion/Lifestyle knowledge and my Marketing Degree together to create a new avenue of Influencer/Blogger marketing based on strategic ideas to help promote not only well known brands but also help new and upcoming brands to promote their products in the most efficient way.”Niki says the she started blogging as a hobby which soon grew to become her identity. Somewhere between writing and styling up, social media is now fast becoming a profession for her. She has been fortunate enough to collaborate and create bespoke content and editorials for some of the world’s leading elite, fashion and beauty brands.At almost 30, she decided it is never too late to start anything new and explore other areas of the fashion industry and that is how she started writing fashion blogs and very soon, it turned into commercial blogging, converting it into a full-time career of being a lifestyle influencer through different social platforms.Her fashion blogs are a culmination of fashion content developed using all the technical knowledge of fashion studies, creating informative data base. She automatically creates trends which are relatable to most of the Asian women around the world and show how fashion can be worn without breaking the banks and cultural values.Niki puts it with pride, “My show wardrobe consists of more than 100 different brands and designers; I often love it how my followers and I connect on my social media platforms over our common love for footwear.” Not only this, she shares interesting, cost effective and yet, trending shopping tips everytime she is travelling to different countries like US, UK, Denmark and Turkey, etc. She connects with her women followers and reveals that make up is nothing more than grooming and one doesn’t need to layer up every other day in order to look well groomed. “Keeping it less with right amount is always enough!” She says. Niki adds further, “I also use the platform to share what I eat every day and how to maintain health when you are in a capital city of brunches!”Niki has worked with many brands conceptualizing their entire terms, marketing with her own elements and has built a successfully built her brand on social media. Social media can be utilised for spreading good ideas, branding with right informative approach on specialized subjects.
An old woman crying as her house torched at Harkali Thakurpara in Rangpur on Friday. Photo: Moinul IslamA man was killed and 20 others including four policemen injured in a clash between law enforcers and locals at Thakurbari village in Sadar upazila of Rangpur on Friday over a youth’s Facebook post ‘demeaning’ Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PUBH), reports UNB.Additional superintendent of police (Circle A) Saifur Rahman said Titu Chandra, a resident of Thakurbari village, has posted a picture in his Facebook account with derogatory remarks about Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PUBH).Over the issue, several hundred people gathered at Pagla Pirer Bazar, adjacent to Thakurbari village, after Juma prayers and started chanting slogans demanding immediate arrest of Titu Chandra, he said.Later, around 8,000 people from nearby villages thronged the bazaar and marched towards Thakurbari village, a Hindu-dominated village.Reaching the village, the angry people vandalised and torched 8-10 houses of the Hindu community, the additional SP said.On information, police rushed in, charged baton, fired rubber bullets and lobbed teargas canisters to disperse the agitating people, leaving six people injured with bullets.One of the injured — Hasan — died while being moved to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, Saifur said.Later, the angry mob blocked Rangpur-Syedpur road and vandalised several moving vehicles.Saifur said additional police personnel were called in to bring the situation under control.
Damaged housing is seen after a landslide in Bududa, Uganda, in this still image taken from video on 12 October 2018. Photo: ReutersAt least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials said Friday.Rescue teams were picking through the rubble, looking for survivors and victims of the disaster which took place on Thursday in the town of Bukalasi in the Bududa district. An unknown number of people were still missing.“I can confirm 34 people are dead. We have to wait for our assessment to be completed before we can say how many are missing,” said Uganda Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasiita.On Thursday she shared photos of the scene of what she described as a “massive landslide” on WhatsApp, including images of dismembered corpses caked in mud laid out by the river.Some of the bodies had been partly covered with banana leaves by members of the public.“The cause was the river bursting its banks upstream following heavy rain. When the water flowed down it brought a number of big stones with it that destroyed people’s houses,” said Nakasiita.“Our search and rescue team is still on the ground evacuating people and removing them from the rubble.”She said the Red Cross was sending relief supplies to the area, such as tarpaulins, blankets and water purification tablets.Nathan Tumuhamye, director of an organisation that helps communities recover from natural disasters and conflict, told AFP that “four to five villages”, and possibly a primary school had been affected.“I have received the sad news of landslides wreaking havoc in Bududa District, killing a yet-to-(be)specified number of residents. The government has dispatched rescue teams to the affected areas,” President Yoweri Museveni wrote on Twitter.“The government will look at the other options available to stop further occurrences of these disasters.”Bududa district in the foothills of Mount Elgon, which lies on the border between Uganda and Kenya, is a high risk area for landslides.At least 100 people were reported killed in a landslide in Bududa in March 2010, and in 2012 landslides destroyed three villages.Government efforts to move vulnerable people to neighbouring districts have faced resistance from residents.According to Tumuhamye some early warning systems for floods and landslides have been established in the area but without the capacity to respond to the warnings the systems have not helped residents escape disasters.