Life & Style

  • How Smriti Irani plans to save Planet Earth
    Smriti Irani at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2019 in Mumbai. PTI Photo   "Everything we consume, we have to consume responsibly," the textile minister said at Lakme Fashion Week.   New Delhi, August 23 (PTI): Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani has launched a project which aims to move towards sustainable fashion that contributes to a clean environment.   Project SU.RE (sustainable resolution), which involves 16 leading retail
  • Will and Kate's budget flight
    London, August 23 (IANS) Being royalty doesn't necessarily mean you'll be flying high at all times. Ask Kate and Will. Britain's Prince William and his royal better half Kate Middleton plus the children were spotted flying in a commercial budget airline from Norwich in England to the Scottish port city of Aberdeen, reports "thehollywoodgossip.com". Passengers on the Norwich-Aberdden FlyBe flight were naturally flummoxed over why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had chosen to fly
  • Web dispels stereotype of ageism, says Dia Mirza
    Mumbai, August 22 (PTI) Dia Mirza says web medium's power to dispels the old belief system of ageism, associated mostly with the female actors, is a big plus over the traditional mediums of storytelling. Speaking at the second edition of India Web Fest here on Wednesday, the actor said it feels great that the makers of the web shows do not take an actor's age into consideration during the casting process. "It (web) dispels the age old stereotype of ageism that we were sub
  • 'Angry Birds' spin-off would be fun: Producer
    By Sugandha Rawal     Bali, August 21 (IANS) "The Angry Birds Movie" franchise breathes life into the story of the popular game of the same name, and the makers feel that there are a lot of stories from the universe waiting to be told. John Cohen, producer of the 2016's "The Angry Birds Movie" and upcoming sequel "The Angry Birds Movie 2", says expanding the universe with spin-offs would be "super fun". "I love these characters. It is so much fun getting to w
  • Take care of your child's mental health: 'Posham Pa' actresses
    Mumbai, August 20 (IANS) The upcoming psychological thriller "Posham Pa" revolves around three serial killers and is inspired by real-life incidents. The filmn's three leading ladies e Mahie Gill, Sayani Gupta and Ranigi Khanna -- said the right upbringing and taking care of mental health can resolve a lot of criminal activity, because crime is often an outcome of mental imbalance. "I strongly believe we can eradicate a lot of criminal activity if we take care of mental health from
  • Big B says 75 percent of his liver is gone
    Mumbai, August 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan often shares his health issues with the public, and this time he admitted that 75 percent of his liver is gone. "I keep quoting my personal example all the time and try and propagate the idea of getting yourself detected and I don't mind saying this publicly I am a tuberculosis survivor, Hepatitis B survivor... Bad blood infusion went in and 75 percent of my liver is gone but because I was able to detect it even after a period of 20
  • 'People who love life and music' - dance parties return to Baghdad
    Young women dance as they attend electronic music concert with western tunes at closed Hall in Shaab Stadium for the first time in Baghdad, Iraq August 16, 2019. Picture taken August 16, 2019  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani   BAGHDAD, Iraq, August 19 (Reuters) - Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs, clad in studded leather and black berets, burst out of their semi-circles to break dance, their tattoo-covered arms waving neon glowsticks.   The Mongols Motorcycle Club
  • Didn't know I had tuberculosis for 8 years: Big B
    Mumbai, August 19 (IANS) For eight years megastar Amitabh Bachchan did not know he was suffering from Tuberculosis and said that he has does not mind calling himself a tuberculosis survivor. Amitabh was at NDTV's Swasth India launch and was speaking to doctor Harsh Vardhan urging him to spread awareness about regular check ups to facilitate early diagnosis. "I keep quoting my personal example all the time and try and propagate the idea of getting yourself detected and I dont mind
  • Was challenging to bring alive 'Section 375' character: Richa
    New Delhi, August 19 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says it was a challenge for her to be able to bring alive her character in the upcoming film "Section 375". The film is based on Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code and Richa plays a public prosecutor fighting to get justice for her client, who claims she was raped by a filmmaker (played by Rahul Bhatt), who is defended by Akshaye Khanna's character in court. "'Section 375' is a courtroom drama about a clause in the Indian Constit
  • Most Indians feel napping may improve work productivity
    Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) A new survey found that most Indians felt napping at work might improve productivity, adding that a nap room could contribute towards better workflow. For the results, Wakefit.co, an online sleep solutions start-up, conducted a nation-wide survey to emphasise the importance of sleep wellness in the workplace. The ‘Right to Work Naps' survey, conducted with over 1,500 respondents, showed that a 70 per cent of people did not have a nap room at their workp
  • Religion and science don't have to be divorced: Vidya Balan
    Mumbai, August 18 (PTI) Science and religion can co-exist rather than being pitted against each other, says Vidya Balan about her character of a god-fearing ISRO scientist in "Mission Mangal". The actor said a person can have multiple identities but there is a problem in the way being religious is interpreted today. "I think there is a problem with the way religion is being interpreted today. I know a lot of people who are shying away from calling themselves religious and
  • Differently-abled artists render colours of freedom
    New Delhi, August 18 (IANS) She cannot walk. Her hands do not move. That does not mean she cannot do anything. Wheelchair-bound Sunitha Thrippanikkara makes everyone around proud with her work. The 36-year-old Sunitha is a mouth painter. In 2017, she bagged the National Award for mouth painting from President Ram Nath Kovind. Now she is one out of few differently-abled artists who have designed posters for the National Geographic documentary, "The Great Indian Election". The po
  • Populism is spreading across the planet: Richard Gere
    Los Angeles, August 17 (IANS) Actor Richard Gere says the movement of populism is spreading all around the world, and he hopes to touch upon the issue with his series "MotherFatherSon". In his first television role in the last 30 years, Gere is seen as a charismatic self-made businessman Max, who owns media outlets in London and around the world. The drama series, written by Tom Rob Smith, is a tale of a broken family with plot deep-rooted in issues about politics, conflicts of a co
  • Hope B'Wood actresses can pull big crowds someday: Vidya Balan
    Mumbai, August 17 (IANS) In Bollywood, it is mostly the male superstar who is the crowd-puller of a film -- the primary draw whose name ensures blockbuster business. On the other hand, films with female actors in the lead, often witness poor box-office performance, or have to be produced in a medium-to-low budget set-up, so that they can make profits quickly and at least record a hit status. Vidya Balan hoped the situation would change, while speaking at a promotional event for
  • Beloved dugong dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach
    Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) An eight-month-old sick dugong named "Marium" whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand has died from an infection after pieces of plastic were found in her intestine. The baby dugong's death was announced on Saturday on the Facebook page of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. It died from a blood infection after midnight after going into shock. An autopsy showed that pieces of plastic caused obstructions in baby dugong's intestine tract,
  • Kangana's I-Day message: Don't get entangled in personal identities
    Mumbai, August 15 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut wished fans on 73rd Independence Day on Thursday and urged them to be proud of our diverse nation, and not get entangled in personal identities like "I am a woman, he is a man or gay". The actress' manager and sister took to Twitter to share a video message from Kangana. Dressed in a sari, the "Judgementall Hai Kya" actress began by wishing everyone happy Independence Day and then moved on to urging fans to have self-respect.
  • Janhvi, Anil remember Sridevi on her 56th birth anniversary
    Mumbai, August 13 (IANS) August 13 marks the 56th birth anniversary of the late superstar Sridevi, and her family members including daughter Janhvi Kapoor, and her former co-star and brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, took to social media to pen emotional, heartfelt notes in the memory of the veteran actress. "Happy birthday mumma, I love you," Janhvi wrote on Instagram along with a photograph of Sridevi from her film "English Vinglish". Remembering Sridevi, Anil said it's a "bitterswee
  • Riteish, Genelia donate Rs.25 lakh for Maharashtra flood relief
    Mumbai, August 12 (IANS) Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has thanked the actor couple of Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh for contributing Rs.25 lakh towards Chief Minister Relief Fund for Maharashtra floods. Fadnavis on Monday tweeted a photograph of the couple handing over the cheque to the minister. "Thank you Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh for the contribution of Rs 25,00,000/- (Rs 25 lakh) towards CM Relief Fund for Maharashtra floods," Fadnavis wrote. The gigantic Koyna Dam,
  • For this envoy, music strikes the right chord in diplomacy
    New Delhi, August 11 (IANS) Music is part of his very soul, and half-an-hour of playing the piano before breakfast every morning helps German Ambassador Walter J. Lindner get the perspective he needs in his hectic diplomatic life. Not just music, the German envoy to India also feels the need to meet and communicate with people in person. During his many sojourns across the country, even to the local fruit and flower mandi, Lindner makes it a point to converse with the locals, t
  • Salman, Madhuri celebrate 25th anniversary of 'Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!'
    Mumbai, August 10 (IANS) Makers of "Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!" hosted a special screening of their film on the occasion of completing 25 years at the Liberty Cinema here on Friday. Released in 1994, "Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!", the multi-starrer family saga that saw Madhuri Dixit Nene and Salman Khan in lead roles, turned 25 on Monday. Since the movie first hit theatres on August 5, it has become one of Bollywood's most iconic projects. The special screening was graced by several ind