The name Pashmina comes from the Persian wordPashmina پشمینه. It means made from wool. Pashmina is one of the many types of wool. It is known to be the finest of all other wools. Pashmina is also known as Cashmere in Europe and the world over as the first woven textiles were from Indian Kashmir. Mountain goats from high altitudes like Changthangi and malra from Ladakh, the chegu from the Himalayas of northern India, and the chyangara from Nepal are the sources of pashmina fiber. The fiber is obtained from the hair of the goats.
The shawl is an indispensable women’s fashion accessory. We recommend that as responsible citizens, banned Shahtoosh shawl should not be purchased. Pashmina shawl is a very good substitute for Shahtoosh shawl. However, we must not fall prey to the sellers who sell fake pashmina at cheap rates. The purity of a pashmina shawl can easily be tested.
Another side of her personality is her love for the humanity. She has made good and noble use of her influence and power immensely contributing towards the humanitarian issues. She continues to strive for the humanitarian causes like conservation, education, and women's rights. She is special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She has contributed a lot towards conservation and community development, child immigration and education, and human rights with special emphasis on women’s rights.
Women form half of the world population, if not more. World can not progress unless equal opportunities of work and progress are provided to the women. It’s not only the absence of provision of equal opportunities of work and progress, unfortunately, there are a number of counter productive factors which make them lesser equal half. This condition may vary from one country to the other and from one society to the other, but it very much prevails even among the developed countries of the world. And all this is primarily because of relatively weaker physical strength, biological built and passive sex object. However, it is well established that despite these short comings, the women are blessed with equal mental faculties. The earlier, humanity realizes it the better it would be for the development of the world technologically and socially. Whereas awareness is the first step, it can only be achieved by formulation of such rules and regulations and their implementation. We should not lose sight of the fact that development of women will lead to better grooming of the their children which in turn will contribute towards better society.
Despite the grief related to the beginning of the Valentine’s Day i.e. execution of Saint Valentine, the deep love expressed by the saint for the oppressed persons, the day is celebrated with fanfare where love for near and dear ones is expressed. This love has romantic connotations for the lovers. Celebration of the day provides good opportunity to the retailers to sell their products which are gifted by the lovers to their beloveds. The beloveds are not restricted to the friends from the opposite sex and spouses but all near and dear ones express their love to each other by sending them greeting cards and gifts of all kinds. As is the case with most of the days of celebration, the retailers including the online sellers offer special discounts on this day or prior to this day.