Life & Style

  • The downside of e-learning
    New Delhi, June 30 (IANSlife) Although online learning has gained momentum during the lockdown, the shift to the online medium has raised many concerns among the parents.   Around half, 48 per cent of parents are worried about their child developing some health issues related to the increased screen time. Slightly lesser have concerns about technical issues (low internet speed, etc.) and reduced face time with teachers (43 per cent), says a survey by YouGov.   Dat
  • I didn't choose poetry, it chose me: Sudeep Sen
    BY SUKANT DEEPAK  New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) During the early days of the Covid-19 lockdown, when things were changing at a break-neck speed, laying bare many aspects of the society - the play of politics, how people thought and reacted, the changing culture of 'working from home' for the privileged and lack of work for the dispossessed, and the gruesome images of migrants walking hundreds of kilometres - a newspaper editor asked poet Sudeep Sen to contribute something
  • Covid positive Bollywood model-actor Ishika shares her 'suicidal trend'
    Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) In an upsetting report, Bollywood actress and model Ishika Borah, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on June 24 and is undergoing treatment at a government hospital in central Assam's Nagaon, has claimed that she is not getting any medical services and has expressed her "suicidal tendencies".   Nagaon district Deputy Commissioner Jadav Saikia said that Borah has been undergoing treatment at the district government hospital for a few d
  • 9 Tips to practice while returning to the workplace
    New Delhi, June 28 (IANSlife) Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc and has brought mankind to a standstill. Intertwining with long-term psychological effects, many of us are going through a rumination in the time of isolation which is as common as affliction.   To get our lives return to some semblance of normalcy- instead of another extension to the lockdown, new guidelines for the fifth phase termed as "Unlock 0.1" focuses on rejuvenating economic activitie
  • It's time to have the 'money' talk with your family
    BY PUJA GUPTA New Delhi, June 27 (IANSlife) We are not usually comfortable talking about money with friends, family, or even with our spouses. But it's time we changed that. These discussions need to be had, now more than ever. As a family, you work towards goals that further not just yourself but the family as a whole and how you manage household finances is an important aspect of that. Therefore, it is imperative to talk about money and align financial goals to ensure each
  • Bollywood hails HUL's decision to axe 'fair' from 'Fair and Lovely'
    New Delhi, June 26 (IANSlife) Decades of critique for promoting fairness as a symbol of beauty fell on deaf years; but finally in keeping with the mood of the world Hindustan Unilevers (HUL) drops the word eFair from it's flagship beauty brand 'Fair and Lovely.' The decision has found support across segments and groups in the country.   While netizens welcomed the move by the company to rebrand the cream, celebrities too took to social media to laud the move.
  • Anushka on 'Bulbbul': Wanted to show strong women through cinema
    Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actress-producer Anushka Sharma says she always wanted to show strong, independent women through cinema and her latest production venture, "Bulbbul", is a step in that direction.   "The idea that Clean Slate Filmz (her production house, which she runs with her brother Karnesh) would one day create a genre of our own was never an intentional move. We, however, always wanted to create a style of storytelling that celebrates women and their
  • Priyanka Chopra, Anurag Kashyap among ambassadors for a downsized TIFF 2020
    Toronto, June 25 (PTI) Indian star Priyanka Chopra and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap are among the 50 celebrated filmmakers and actors invited as the ambassadors of a slimmed down Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year.   The festival, slated to run from September 10 to September 19, will be opting for digital screenings and virtual red carpets for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it tailored to fit the moment .   Chopra and Kashyap
  • Living with the tag of 'sexy' at a young age felt horrible: Riya Sen
    Mumbai, June 24 (PTI) Actor Riya Sen says being sexualised in films and music videos at a young age made her so uncomfortable that she decided to stop working in Hindi movies.   Riya hails from a family of artistes that includes her grandmother Suchitra Sen, mother Moon Moon Sen and sister Raima Sen.   She was just 16 when she got her breakthrough in 1998 after she featured in the music video of Falguni Pathak's song "Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi". &nbs
  • Most Americans fighting pandemic with resilience, not loneliness: Survey
    New York, June 22 (IANS) Social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic has not led to an overall increase in loneliness among Americans as most of them felt more supported by others than before the pandemic, a new survey has revealed.   "Despite a small increase among some individuals, we found overall remarkable resilience in response to Covid-19," said Angelina Sutin, associate professor of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at Florida State University.
  • Manushi Chhillar: Proud that Yoga is India's gift to world
    Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress and former Miss World Manushi Chhillar says she feels extremely proud that Yoga is India's gift to the world and that it is benefitting people worldwide.   "Yoga has invaluable and innumerable health benefits and I'm proud that it is India's gift to the world. Yoga has become a sanctuary for so many people across the world and helped them in so many ways," Manushi said on International Yoga Day.   She urged ever
  • Shilpa Shetty Kundra: Yoga has become an essential part of my life
    New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur and a fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been practicing yoga for almost 17 years. She says it has become an essential part of her life and that yoga has changed her life.   On International Yoga Day on Sunday, Shilpa told IANS: "Yoga just doesn't change your body, it changes your mind, your perspective on things and when you have a clear perspective you have a clear mind. You think positive things for yourself
  • Learning a new skill with your children
    New Delhi, June 21 (IANSlife) This year, Father's Day is unique due to the ongoing pandemic. While families cannot step out to celebrate, the true essence of the day comes alive when fathers get to spend quality time with their children, and while at it, engage creatively.   Fathers are often busy working throughout the year, and it is important to take time out to spend with your children. If you are a working father, there are some core values that both you and your ch
  • My father was an institution builder at his core: Satya Nadella
    New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) For Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, one of his earliest memories of his father was getting up in the middle of the night and finding him sitting up in his bed reading a thick hardback book.   Remembering his father B.N. Yugandhar, a 1962 batch IAS officer who died in Hyderabad following a brief illness last year at age 82, Nadella wrote in a LinkedIn post on Sunday that he was an institution builder at his core.   "My father's work
  • Father's Day: A date for your real-life hero to meet your reel-life heroes
    BY N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE  New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) Our fathers make great sacrifices for us but are rarely in the spotlight for all that they do. This Father's Day why not spend some quality time with 'Daddy Dear' to show him just how much he means. Instead of elaborate grand gestures, something as simple as a movie marathon with some warm popcorn will make your old man happy!   Enjoy some action-packed superhero films with your real-life superher
  • Who's treating employees well and who isn't during COVID-19
    New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) A study conducted among 931 working respondents in the country between 9th and 15th June 2020 by YouGuv yields some surprising results when it comes to employee satisfaction.   There is a huge gap between employees from different sectors, these numbers reveal the true story.   When looking at the various sectors, there are stark differences in the levels of satisfaction. Considering an average satisfaction level of 55 percent, the lev
  • 92% Indians dependent on music: Survey
    New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) Ninety two per cent Indians said they have depended on music to get through a difficult phase in their lives while 87 per cent of respondents believe they are more productive while listening to their favourite tunes, says a survey.   To mark World Music Day on June 21, HARMAN in partnership with OnePoll conducted the survey interviewing 2,000 participants across India to understand just how important music is in our lives, especially during the
  • Sushmita Sen: Talking about mental health very important
    New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Depression is a reality, says Sushmita Sen, adding that the tragic passing of actor Sushant Singh Rajput nudged her to start a conversation around the importance of talking about mental health -- something she was intending to do for long. Sushant was found hanging in his Bandra residence on Sunday morning by his domestic help, which left Bollywood and his fans shocked. He was reportedly battling depression over the past few months and undergoing treatmen
  • Israeli scientists invent mask that kills coronavirus with phone charger heat
    Research team at Technion University in Haifa develop a mask that with a USB port that connects to a power source, draws heat and disinfects itself in 30 minutes, killing most viruses   New Delhi, June 17 (Reuters): Israeli researchers say they have invented a reusable face mask that can kill the coronavirus with heat by drawing power from a mobile phone charger.   The disinfecting process takes about 30 minutes - and users should not wear the mask while it is plugged
  • Ramya Krishnan reveals the reason for her long absence from Bollywood
    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Actress Ramya Krishnan, popular for her portrayal of Sivagami Devi in the "Baahubali" series, had done a handful of Bollywood films in the nineties, but it has been long since the audience saw her in a Hindi film.   Ramya, who worked in Hindi films such as "Khal Nayak", "Criminal", "Shapath" and "Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan", is candid when you ask her why she took a break from Bollywood despite working