Kareena Kapoor spends girls weekend in Dubai

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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (Instagram: Kareena Kapoor)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (Instagram: Kareena Kapoor)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (Instagram: Kareena Kapoor)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (Instagram: Kareena Kapoor)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (AFP)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (AFP)
Updated 20 August 2018
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Kareena Kapoor spends girls weekend in Dubai

  • Kapoor was accompanied by sister Karisma Kapoor, best friend Amrita Arora, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania
  • The actress will soon begin shooting “Good News” with Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani

JEDDAH: Indian actress Kareena Kapoor Khan sure knows a thing or two about mixing work with fun as the Bollywood beauty took along her friends on a short getaway trip to Dubai over the weekend, where she attended a promotional event.
Kapoor was accompanied by sister Karisma Kapoor, best friend Amrita Arora, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and Kapoor’s manager Poonam Damania on the trip. The girl gang went out for partying and shopping, pictures of which were duly posted on Instagram by Arora and Karisma.
“Outta here, ciao,” wrote Arora with a photo of the girl squad at the airport, while Karisma shared a few more clicks in her Instagram story.
Kapoor, who attended the launch of Emcer Tiles’s Eslab wall tile on Sunday, wore an olive green satin top and pants from designer Atsu Sekhose’s pre-fall collection for the event. She accessorized her look with large drop hoops by Misho Designs.
After the event, for her night out with the girls, she sported a shiny sling bang that added some shine to her otherwise understated look. Karisma, Damania, Bhat and Arora, meanwhile, all sported black.
On Monday, the 37-year-old star was seen arriving at the Mumbai airport with Karisma from Dubai. Choosing comfortable yet stylish outfits for traveling, Kareena sported a white sweatshirt with blue pants, while the elder sister chose a flashy pink top paired with black pants.
Kapoor was last in Dubai earlier this year in April for a photo shoot. She recently walked the runway for Falguni & Shane Peacock at India Fashion Week.
She was last seen in the “Veere Di Wedding,” and will be a part of director Karan Johar’s next film “Takht,” where she will star alongside Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar.
The actress will soon begin shooting “Good News” with Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani.


What We Are Reading Today: American Default by Sebastian Edwards

Updated 24 September 2018
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What We Are Reading Today: American Default by Sebastian Edwards

  • In 1933, when in a bid to pull the US out of depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt depreciated the US dollar in relation to gold, effectively annulling all debt contracts
  • Revaluing the dollar imposed a hefty loss on investors and savers, many of them middle-class American families

JEDDAH: The American economy is strong in large part because nobody believes that America would ever default on its debt. Yet in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt did just that, when in a bid to pull the country out of depression, he depreciated the US dollar in relation to gold, effectively annulling all debt contracts. American Default is the story of this forgotten chapter in America’s history.

Sebastian Edwards provides a compelling account of the economic and legal drama that embroiled a nation already reeling from global financial collapse.

It began on April 5, 1933, when FDR ordered Americans to sell all their gold holdings to the government. This was followed by the abandonment of the gold standard, the unilateral and retroactive rewriting of contracts, and the devaluation of the dollar.

Anyone who held public and private debt suddenly saw its value reduced by nearly half, and debtors — including the US government — suddenly owed their creditors far less.

Revaluing the dollar imposed a hefty loss on investors and savers, many of them middle-class American families. The banks fought back, and a bitter battle for gold ensued. In early 1935, the case went to the Supreme Court. 

Edwards describes FDR’s rancorous clashes with conservative Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, a confrontation that threatened to finish the New Deal for good— and that led to FDR’s attempt to pack the court in 1937.

At a time when several major economies never approached the brink of default or devaluing or recalling currencies, American Default is a timely account of a little-known yet drastic experiment with these policies, the inevitable backlash, and the ultimate result.