Life & Style

  • Honoured to share stage with PM Modi: Yami Gautam
    Dharamshala, November 7 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, who attended a two-day global investors' meet at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, says she feels honoured to be a part of the event, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "It was a humbling experience to share the stage with our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur. It's the unified efforts of overall development that's finally being realised
  • 'Last Christmas': Homage to George Michael
    By Troy Ribeiro  IANS | November 7   "Last Christmas"; Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Patti LuPone, Lydia Leonard, Peter Mygind, Sue Perkins; Direction: Paul Feig; Rating: ** and 1/2 (two and a half stars) Director Paul Feig's "Last Christmas" is for romance junkies. Packed with frothy soppiness, it is a rehash of the clumsiest-meets-cute formula. Set in the backdrop of Christmas in London, it tells us the story of Kate (Em
  • Sakshi Tanwar: Important for girls to be educated
    Mumbai, November 7 (IANS) Actress Sakshi Tanwar of "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii" fame says it is important for a girl to be educated and self-sufficient for the progress of her family as well as for the society and the country. The actress was on the set of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" for its Karamveer Special episode. She featured with social activist Shyam Sunder Paliwal, who is known for changing the mindset of the people of Piplantri village (Rajasthan) towards the girl child. Throug
  • Javed Akhtar on Big B: A powerful river always finds its course
    Mumbai, November 7 (IANS) Poet-writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has collaborated with Salim Khan to create several memorable roles and scripts for Amitabh Bachchan, in his glory days as Bollywood's Angry Young Man. Salim-Javed's scripts such as "Deewar", "Sholay", "Trishul", "Don", "Kaala Patthar", "Dostana", Shaan" and "Shakti" redefined action, drama and heroism in the Bachchan era, crafting the towering Big B stature. As Amitabh Bachchan completes 50 years in Bollywood, Javed Akhtar
  • Rebecca Ferguson: Can't link every film to political occurence
    New Delhi, November 6 (IANS) Actress Rebecca Ferguson feels powerful people continue to feed off the "less strong ones", but it is not right to analyse every film according to the political occurrence of the social environment. Ferguson will next been seen as cult leader Rose the Hat, who feeds off the shine of innocents in her quest for immortality, in the upcoming film "Doctor Sleep". The narrative seems to connect strongly with the enraging emotional #MeToo and Time's Up movement
  • Vidya Balan: Shakuntala Devi was an extraordinary woman
    Mumbai, November 5 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who will soon bring the story of mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi alive on the big screen, feels the late Shakuntala was an "extraordinary woman" who gave the world many reasons to be awestruck. Vidya paid a tribute to the genius on her 90th birth anniversary by sharing a picture of the mathematician on Instagram. "Charismatic, witty and exceptionally brilliant, she gave the world more reasons than one to be in awe with her! Remem
  • Kriti Sanon: I credit viewers for my success
    Mumbai, November 4 (IANS) Kriti Sanon credits viewers for her success in Bollywood. The actress has been on a roll this year. After "Luka Chuppi" -- her solo-heroine release opposite Kartik Aaryan -- became a hit upon release in March, her latest film, the multistarrer "Housefull 4" is doing big business after opening in the Diwali weekend. "A big thanks to the audiences for giving the film and my character so much love. I credit the viewers for all the successes that have come b
  • Priyanka in Delhi: It's so hard to shoot here right now
    New Delhi, November 4 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in the national capital to film "The White Tiger", says it is hard to shoot here because of pollution. Priyanka on Sunday night took to Instagram, where she shared a photograph of herself with a mask. She captioned the image: "Shoot days for #thewhitetiger. It's so hard to shoot here right now that I can't even imagine what it must be like to live here under these conditions. We are blessed with air pu
  • Challenges social media content creators face today
    Mumbai, November 3 (IANS) Keeping fans engaged and dealing with trolls are not the only challenges that bother new-age Instagrammers or YouTubers. Maintaining a balance between their original content and that promoted by the brands they collaborate with, is on top of the mind of some of India's successful social media creators. For YouTube and Instagram sensation Sejal Kumar, shedding inhibitions is the key to success in the social media space. "We are the first generation creato
  • Ewan McGregor: I feel I'm not really a part of showbiz
    New Delhi, November 3 (IANS) Ewan McGregor is taking forward the story of the cult classic "The Shining" with "Doctor Sleep" and will soon return to the "Star Wars" universe as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. But the actor still feels like an outsider in showbiz. He says although he loves his job, he doesnt spend time trying to understand or be a part of the movie industry. "I don't know if I'm old enough to feel like I remember… I'm remembering the way it used to be, which is sort o
  • India, S Korea to celebrate cherry blossoms fest in Meghalaya
    Shillong, November 1 (IANS) India and South Korea are preparing to jointly celebrate the unique autumn flowering of Himalayan cherry blossoms in the mountainous state of Meghalaya, the event organisers said on Friday. This is the first time that India and South Korea are partnering to celebrate the four- day 4th International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 13 to 16 at the Polo grounds here. Japan had partnered with India in the third edition of the festival held here last
  • Big B urges people to support Indian athletes
    Mumbai, November 1 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has appealed people to cheer and support Indian athletes the same way they shower support to other sports, especially cricket. On the Friday episode of "Kaun Banega Crorepati", champion sprinters Dutee Chand and Hima Das will be felicitated for their victories. On the show, Big B asked: "Just like the studio audience present here cheered for you and gave you a standing ovation, do a lot of Indians come for your athletic
  • Abhishek wishes his 'principessa' Aishwarya on birthday
    Mumbai, November 1 (IANS) On Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's 46th birthday on Friday, actor Abhishek Bachchan shared a dreamy post on his his actress-wife, whom he fondly called "principessa". Abhishek on Thursday took to Instagram, where he shared a photograph of Aishwarya, who looked like a princess in a stunning floor-sweeping gown. "Happy birthday Principessa!" he captioned the image. "Principessa" is Italian for princess. Abhishek and Aishwarya announced their engagement in J
  • Ananya Panday: This is the most special year of my life
    Mumbai, October 31 (IANS) Ananya Panday has no time for things most girls her age relish doing -- not even celebrate her birthday. She isn't, however, complaining. Rather, the "Student Of The Year 2" debutant, who turned 21 on October 30, is happy to have spent a working birthday this year. She says the day highlighted the most special year of her life. "I think this has been the most special year of my life. I actually got to live my dream of becoming an actor. That's what I wanted
  • Zimbabwean girl wrestles crocodile to save friend's life
    Harare, October 30 (IANS) A schoolgirl in Zimbabwe has wrestled a large crocodile by jumping on its back and gouging its eyes to save her friend from the grasp of the reptile, reports said. According to reports, a 9-year-old girl, Latoya Muwani, was attacked by a crocodile while swimming with her friends in Sinderela village. Her friend, Rebecca Munkombwe, jumped on the back of the crocodile when she heard Latoya's screams as the reptile was pulling her away. "I was eldest amo
  • Yami is ambassador for HP govt's Global Investors' Meet
    Mumbai, October 30 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam has been roped in as the brand ambassador of the Rising Himachal Global Investors Meet 2019 by the Himachal Pradesh government. Excited about the event, Yami, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, said: "I am thrilled that the State Government thought of me for this event. Though the event is close on the heels of my release 'Bala', I will wrap up my promotions in time to be at the event. As a proud Himachali, I see boundless promise in
  • Vicky, Katrina spark off rumours at Diwali party
    Mumbai, October 29 (IANS) A video gone viral shows Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal coming out of a mutual friend's Diwali party together. Although the two actors emerged from the party together, they eventually left in their cars, reports timesofindia.com. They did a brief photo-op for waiting lenspersons and media crew before going their ways. In the video, both the stars cut an ethnic style statement. While Vicky teams a sherwani with a kurta-pyjama ensemble, Kat
  • This is how Bollywood stars celebrated Diwali 2019
    Mumbai, October 28 (IANS) All dressed up and looking gorgeous in stunning ensembles, Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Sara Ali Khan among many others celebrated the festival of lights with their near and dear ones. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who threw a Diwali bash this year post-hospitalisation, took to Twitter on Sunday and shared a throwback picture of himself along with her daughter Shweta and a black and white picture of his wife Jaya Bachc
  • Big B posts throwback Diwali pics with Jaya, Shweta
    Mumbai, October 28 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has posted two throwback Diwali photographs of himself on social media, and the fans are simply loving it. In the first photograph, Big B is seen with daughter Shweta as a little girl, where she is burning a sparkler. In the other, a black-and-white image, wife Jaya burns a sparkler even as he lookson. Big B took to Twitter to share the two photographs. "Diwali greetings to all .. peace prosperity and ful
  • Work keeps me grounded: Raveena Tandon
    Mumbai, October 26 (IANS) Raveena Tandon turned a year older on Saturday, and it was a working birthday for the "Mohra" actress. Raveena, who is currently judging the dance based reality TV show "Nach Baliye 9", reserved the day for work and quality time with her family. "Usually on birthdays, people examine their lives. I think it's best to do that while at work. My family is the centre of everything I do. Spending time with loved ones and my kids helps me appreciate the little