Life & Style

  • Shilpa Shetty: Positivity has to be a choice we make every day
    Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra says the one thing she has learnt from the ups and downs of her life is that positivity has to be a choice. Shilpa posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday featuring a yoga pose with a quote by Aristotle Onassis, to drive home her point. "The one thing that I have learnt from the ups and downs of my life is that positivity has to be a choice that we make every day. This is true especially when we are at our lowest
  • Kangana: If you never loved animals like your own, you have some serious growing up to do
    Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is an ardent animal lover and an environmentalist, going by her latest post on social media. The actress posted a picture petting a horse on Tuesday morning on Instagram stories. She tagged the horse as her "friend". She wrote on the image: "This morning with my friend. If you never loved animals like your own or felt trees bleed when chopped in pieces then you have some serious growing up to do." Kangana
  • Why a solutions-focused approach to literacy is crucial for India
    New Delhi, June 21 (IANSlife) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is evolving steadily in India since the Companies Act, 2013. The Act brings CSR at the forefront as a mandate for companies with more than five crore rupees of annual profit. This initiative opened doors for many small and large Indian NGOs working towards literacy programs in the nation. But, the truth is many upcoming NGOs have not benefited from it due to lack of initiative, inconsequential understanding of the gove
  • Malaika Arora guides your yoga journey
    New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind and helps manage stress and anxiety while keeping one relaxed. It also helps to increase flexibility, muscle strength, tone the body and improves respiration, energy and vitality. Practicing yoga might seem like just stretching, but it can do much more for your body from the way you feel, look and move. Bollywood actress and Reebok ambassador Malaika Arora who has b
  • 4 lions in Chennai zoo diagnosed with Delta variant of Covid-19
    Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Four lions at Arignar Anna Zoological Park or popularly known as Vandalur Zoo are suffering from the contagious Delta variant of coronavirus, the Zoo said. According to Vandalur Zoo officials, the Zoo had sent samples of 11 lions to the ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal. On its part, NIHSAD had said nine lions tested positive for SARS CoV-2. The animals were under active treatment. The Vandalur Zoo had requested N
  • Gucci introduces vegan luxury material 'Demetra'
    New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife): Luxury fashion house Gucci has introduced a new luxury material 'Demetra', which contains more than 77 per cent plant-based raw materials. The brand launched three sneaker models to mark its first products made with Demetra, organic cotton and recycled steel and polyester. Gucci has been researching on the material for two years, it is developed by the brands technicians and artisans. Produced entirely in Gucci Italian factory, the new mat
  • The changing face of work post-pandemic
    New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) As the world of education and work makes a gradual recovery from the effects of Covid-19 pandemic, experts foresee the new trends and dramatic changes that will impact the careers of graduates who venture out in the market in 2021-22 and onwards. A new technology-driven focus, according to Marwadi University Provost Sandeep Sancheti, would emerge in the jobs that are likely to be in demand in the coming times. In the medical and health field, he lists s
  • Propaganda plaint against Twitter, its India MD, actor Swara Bhaskar, journalist Arfa Khanum
    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two days after Ghaziabad Police police booked Twitter Inc, Twitter Communication India Pvt Ltd and others, more troubles are brewing for the US-based social media giant as a complaint has been filed against it, it's India MD Manish Maheshwari, Bollywood actor Swara Bhaskar, journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani and others for giving communal colour without fact checking truthfulness of an incident. The complaint has also named Mohammad Asif Khan and was filed
  • Fitness, focus and fun with yoga for kids
    New Delhi, June 15 (IANSlife) According to a National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health survey, 1 in 12 children practice yoga. Over the years, yoga has become increasingly popular among Indian children. It helps in improving balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity. It can also help to boost memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behaviour, thereby reducing anxiety and stress in children. As we approach International Yoga Day, Tata Sky Fitn
  • Shilpa Shetty suggests the right yoga to but stress and anxiety
    Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress and yoga enthusiast Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday shared an asana on Instagram that would help relieve pent up stress and anxiety. In her new video, Shilpa performs the Parsva Sukhasana. "Sometimes, one needs to start their week on a calm and quiet note. Today is one such day for me when I just want to relax my mind and calm myself down. So today, I practiced the Parsva Sukhasana. It helps relieve the pent up stress and anxiety that gradually
  • Bringing grandma's remedies to daily life
    New Delhi, June 14 (IANSlife) The pandemic has left a lasting impact on lifestyles across the country, including a reconnection with the Ayurvedic way of life. According to Swati Sutaria Vakharia, an entrepreneur who aims to bring back age-old ayurvedic remedies using Grandma's 'nuskha' (tips and tricks) in people's lifestyles, Indian grandparents had plenty of such recipes which worked well for our well-being and healthy upbringing. With this pandemic, people recoll
  • Vidya Balan: Want to do work that's an extension of my beliefs
    Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who is gearing up for the release of her new film "Sherni", says she wants to do work that is an extension of her belief. "Honestly, it's not like I plan to do it but I always wanted to do work that meant something to me, I want to do work that is an extension of my beliefs, work that would excite me and fulfil me. Therefore, I went ahead and made the choices that I made," Vidya said. She added: "I was at th
  • 'KGF' star Yash's toddler son giggles during nail trim from mom Radhika; video goes viral
    Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) An Instagram video that actress Radhika Pandit, wife of Kannada star Yash, posted on Saturday has gone viral. In the clip, she gives a nail trim to their son Yatharv and the toddler is clearly amused! "The lil one continues the tradition.. (for a flashback friday) #radhikapandit #nimmaRP," Radhika captioned her post. Radhika, who was away from Instagram for a while, recently posted a note on the photo-sharing app dedicated to her fans and follower
  • Shreya Ghoshal, Armaan Malik among 30 music stars at special concert on World Music Day
    Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Singers Shreya Ghoshal, Shilpa Rao and Armaan Malik are among 30 musicians who will unite to celebrate World Music Day with a special concert on June 21. Hosted by Jonita Gandhi, the Lift Up concert will see artistes sharing their love for music, performing their favourite songs, and even sharing anecdotes on how 'that one song' acted as a catalyst for healing and helped them lift up their spirits during the pandemic. "In these times of despair
  • Connecting children with nature in small ways
    New Delhi, June 8 (IANSlife) Urban lifestyles and heavy dependence on digital technology means children are spending less time with nature, which can affect their mental and physical well being. Children flourish best when allowed to spend more time with nature. Nurturing their love for nature can make them happier because it helps them create a bond of adventure, discovery and beauty with nature. It also makes them sharp thinkers and better innovators by enhancing their observation sk
  • COVID nails: these changes to your fingernails may show you've had coronavirus
    Norwich (UK), June 8 (The Conversation): The main signs of COVID-19 are fever, a cough, fatigue and a loss of your sense of taste and smell. Signs of COVID-19 in the skin have been noted too. But there's another part of the body where the virus appears to have an impact: the fingernails. Following a COVID-19 infection, for a small number of patients the fingernails appear discoloured or misshapen a number of weeks later a phenomenon that's been dubbed COVID nails . One sy
  • Shilpa Shetty suggests a new workout routine to break the monotony
    Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday urged her Instagram followers to try out new workout routines to break the monotony and open up the mind, muscles and joints. The actress shared a video of her open and close squat workout session and wrote: "Why count on Sundays for fun workouts? Let's make Monday a funday. Love trying out something new that challenges me. This lockdown hasn't been easy on a lot of us. So, this is one way to break the monotony; and o
  • Alankrita Sahai: It is everyone's responsibility to help, not just frontline workers
    Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Actress Alankrita Sahai feels everyone, and not just frontline workers, has a responsibility to help the needy during the pandemic. "It's not just the responsibility of the frontline workers. We are citizens of the world too, and it is our duty towards to help our brothers and sisters. Let's all do our bit. Each family helping another family or any individual is only adding to your good karma and this is our dharma to be of service too," the &
  • Mrunal Thakur: I never choose films thinking I will be a star
    Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Actress Mrunal Thakur, who has the films "Toofan", "Jersey" and "Aankh Micholi" lined up, says that she has always taken projects which will help her survive longer in the industry. The actress says that she has always focused on giving her best performance in every role. "I am glad that cinema is reaching a wider audience. There were people and filmmakers who asked me to do a couple of films in order for me to be famous. B
  • Kate Winslet becomes L'Oreal Paris global ambassador
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANSlife): Kate Winslet is among one of the greatest actresses of any generation; she is an icon for the importance of self-belief, and an activist for change. Which is why she is the new face of L'Oreal Paris to share the mission for women, "never doubt yourself; we're all worth it." Giving voice to the voiceless The actress shines her star on causes close to the values L'Oreal Paris stands for: equal rights, feminism, inclusivity and sus