Life & Style

  • Women-led SMBs saw more closures in pandemic globally: Facebook
    San Francisco, October 20 (IANS): Stressing that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic globally, Facebook on Tuesday said that female-led small and medium businesses (SMBs) were more likely than male-led SMBs to report that they were closed, even when taking into account factors like size of business, sector and geography. Nearly 23 per cent of all female business leaders stated that they spent six hours or more per day on domestic responsibilities, compared to
  • Sleep disruption due to overuse of smartphones
    New Delhi, October 19 (IANSlife): Cell phones have become integral to function for nearly everyone. While it has brought a lot of tasks to our fingertips, cell phones also have a host of disadvantages. Cellphones emit intermittent electromagnetic radiation (also referred to as Radio Frequency energy) and bright screen light, both these aspects have tremendous impact triggered from prolonged use. Increased screen time also affects the sleep and psychosocial behavior across age groups
  • 'Manifold increase in spine problems post-lockdown'
    New Delhi, October 18 (IANSlife) As vital as the spine is for the body, problems occuring due to the sedentary lifestyle in lockdown have amplified manifold in the ongoing pandemic, says a spine expert. According to Dr Samir Salvie - Consultant Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon, P. D. Hinduja Hospital and MRC, a complete change in routine activity in the early days lead to many chronic sufferers worsening their pain, as they were used to a certain activity level. "Work from home
  • Restaurants innovate new, creative ways to bring back diners
    New Delhi, October 17 (IANSlife): COVID-19 has impacted the F&B industry like never before in the history of mankind. Restaurants are struggling to get back to their feet by gradually adapting to the new normal. As the lockdown is lifted in most Indian cities, restaurants are welcoming people for dine-in services. Restaurants are paving the way by introducing new and innovative initiatives to make it #SafeToEatOut again for their customers while attributing utmost importance to
  • 'Dream girl' Hema Malini turns 72: Daughters, fans shower her with love
    Mumbai, October 16 (IANS): Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini celebrates her 72nd birthday on Friday, and her daughters Esha and Ahana Deol took to social media to wish her on the occasion. "Happy birthday mamma. God bless you. Stay happy and healthy. Love u my super woman, my tinkerbell... my beautiful mother!@dreamgirlhemamalini," Esha wrote on Instagram, with a picture of her with her mother. Hema Malini's younger daughter Ahana, too, posted a birthday wi
  • Kirti Kulhari: Yoga is a way of life
    Dehradun, October 15 (IANS): Actress Kirti Kulhari is currently enjoying yoga sessions in the lap of nature. Kirti is in Uttarakhand these days, and on Thursday she shared an Instagram image that captures her yoga session amid the lofty hills. "Doing anything in the middle of nature feels so liberating and beautiful... Hope I can always find the time and space for practising.. Yoga is a way of life... Make it yours and it will never betray you ," Kriti captioned the ima
  • UK queen, 94, visits Novichok lab in first outing since lockdown
    LONDON, October 15 (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth carried out her first major engagement since a coronavirus lockdown in March, visiting the Porton Down military research facility on Thursday which was involved in dealing with a 2018 Novichok nerve agent attack. The 94-year-old monarch, who spent Britain's national lockdown at Windsor Castle, has carried out her official duties remotely by video or telephone, or at her palace, since social restrictions were introduced. For her f
  • Bhumi Pednekar turns vegetarian
    Mumbai, October 14 (IANS): Bollywood actress and environmentalist Bhumi Pednekar tells you of a life choice that she made during lockdown. She became a vegetarian during the period. "I was never heavy on non-vegetarian diet but I took a call during lockdown. It was actually something that happened organically. It's been six months and I'm good, guilt free and I feel physically strong as well," she said. "For many years I had the want to go vegetarian but br
  • Of girls navigating cities
    New Delhi, October 13 (IANS): A trained engineer who went to IIM Calcutta, and after a decade long corporate career decided to pause and gift herself some "me time", not to mention a Creative Writing course in the US later -- author Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, whose latest "Girls and the City", published by HarperCollins India recently hit the stands, has vivid memories of that break during which she wrote her first book. "My husband and I were in Singapore tha
  • Prince Harry opens up on education in interview with Malala
    October 12 (PTI): Britain's Prince Harry joined wife Meghan Markle for an interview with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai to throw his weight behind her campaign in favour of girls' education around the world. The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex, now based in Los Angeles since stepping back from frontline royalty in Britain, opened up about taking his own privileged education for granted and also reflected on his year-old son Archie's first steps during the video interview
  • Kangana Ranaut completes latest schedule of 'Thalaivi'
    Mumbai, October 11 (IANS): Actress Kangana Ranaut has completed the latest schedule of her upcoming film Thalaivi. Kangana took to Twitter, where she shared a new look from the film. In the monochrome picture, the actress is seen sporting a sari and her hair is tied back into a bun. "With the blessings of Jaya Ma we completed one more schedule of Thalaivi -- the revolutionary leader. After corona many things are different but between action and before cut nothing changes. Th
  • Rekha turns 66: Bollywood, fans wish evergreen icon
    Mumbai, October 10 (IANS): The iconic Rekha turned 66 on Saturday, and wishes have been pouring in from friends and fans all through the day. "Happy Birthday wishes go out today to dear Rekha. We have been good friends for many years now and I always wish her happiness and prosperity in life. Have a great day and year dear friend," actress-politician Hema Malini tweeted, along with a picture collage of the two superstar actresses who were contemporaries in their heydays.
  • Amitabh Bachchan shares his work schedule
    Mumbai, October 10 (IANS): Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has shared his busy work schedule with fans on social media. Big B posted an Instagram picture from a recording studio, where he is seen sitting in front of a mic and looking at a screen. He wears a tracksuit and a face mask. "At work .. KBC from 9 am to 9 pm .. and after that here at recording .." he wrote alongside the image. The veteran, who turns 78 on Sunday, is all set to star in a new multi-lingual
  • Over 60% accessing newspaper and TV news on mobile
    New Delhi, October 9 (IANS): Consumption of news on mobile phones is on the rise as more than 60 per cent are accessing newspapers and TV news channels on their smartphones, according to the IANS CVoter Media Tracker. As per the survey, 61.7 per cent respondents said that they are reading newspapers more on mobile phones, while 32.5 per cent disagreed. A higher number is consuming TV news on mobile phones at 68.1 per cent. The survey had a sample size of 5,000 plus respondents fr
  • Instagram most preferred platform among Indian youth: Survey
    New Delhi, October 9 (IANS): Instagram has emerged as the most preferred social media platform among the Indian youth while YouTube garnered most attention amid pandemic, with 98 per cent of those surveyed installed it in their phones followed by Netflix and Amazon Prime, a new report said on Friday. Although the survey size was small (1154 respondents), the report by Youth Online Learning Organization (YOLO) said that nearly 80 per cent of the respondents were consuming social medi
  • Remote work makes Indian workers feel lonely, stressed: LinkedIn
    New Delhi, October 8 (IANS): Two in five professionals in India are experiencing increased stress or anxiety due to the pandemic while one in three professionals believe remote working is slowing career progression, making them feel more lonely and harming work-life balance, a new LinkedIn survey revealed on Thursday. The findings showed that only one in four (23 per cent) professionals in the country were being offered emotional well-being initiatives and flexible work hours by the
  • Crowds throng Baba ka Dhaba after couple's plight moves social media
    New Delhi, October 8 (ANI): Even the looming threat of COVID-19 could not deter South Delhi foodies to queue up in front of three-decade-old 'Baba ka Dhaba', run by an octogenarian couple, on Thursday. But what's so special about the humble dhaba in Malviya Nagar that attracted a large number of customers that posh restaurants, all geared up to fight the coronavirus threat, couldn't? Is it the humble, but hearty serve of rice, vegetables, matar paneer and parathas
  • Is it possible to develop a healthy relationship with Social Media?
    New Delhi, October 8 (IANSlife) Social media is robbing everything away from us -- time, health, peace, sleep, self-esteem, confidence, sense of security -- everything. But its a boon too! One can use it to influence the masses, help people and thus, we should be extremely grateful for that. So, it's all about using it the right way either to influence people or to destroy your life. Just like we have good food, we know that too much of it, in excess becomes an obsession. An exc
  • Baby boy born on board IndiGo flight
    New Delhi, October 8 (PTI): A woman delivered a baby boy inside IndiGo's Delhi-Bengaluru flight on Wednesday, according to an official statement. "We confirm that a baby boy was delivered prematurely on flight 6E 122 from Delhi to Bangalore," IndiGo said in a statement. "A baby boy was born enroute on the Delhi-Bengaluru 6E 122 flight that landed at the Bengaluru airport around 7.30 PM today," an aviation industry source told PTI.
  • Lebanese singer Mayssa Karaa: Success not an easy road
    New Delhi, October 6 (IANSlife): Grammy-nominated Lebanese singer and songwriter Mayssa Karaa, who describes her time at the Berklee College of Music as full of exposure to "so many different genres of music and people from all over the world", says that the ongoing pandemic also had a similar effect in terms of bringing people together. Mayssa, who was born in Lebanon's capital Beirut and lives in the U.S., says Berklee was a place where her exposure to world music an