Life & Style

  • Nithya Menen: I shouldn't reach a place where I feel I've arrived
    New Delhi, December 24 (IANS) Actress Nithya Menen's filmography boasts of many hit films in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu languages. She also made her Hindi debut earlier this year in the hit, slice-of-life drama, "Mission Mangal". Nithya says as an actor she always feels she is "young at it" and doesn't want to reach a place where she thinks she has "arrived" in the industry. She was either nominated or took home awards for films such as "Mersal", "24", "O Kadha
  • Assamese 'Miyah' poets condemn artwork 'censure' at Goa fest
    Panaji, December 20 (IANS) 'Miyah' poets from Assam, whose artworks were barred from being displayed at the ongoing Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa, have expressed deep disappointment and blamed "political suppression" for the move. Citing a "technical glitch", exhibits of poets Ashraful Hussain and Hafiz Ahmed, which were a part of a segment curated by well known contemporary artist Sudarshan Shetty, were kept out of bounds for public viewing on Wednesday, reportedly on account of
  • Freida Pinto's next is a military drama
    Los Angeles, December 20 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto will soon be seen in the military drama "Unbecoming", which is based on a memoir by former US Marine Anuradha Bhagwati. The "Slumdog Millionaire" star will also produce the TV drama project, for which she has partnered with Entertainment One, reports The indie studio has acquired rights to Bhagwati's memoir "Unbecoming: A Story of Disobedience" and will adapt it as a limited series. "Unbecoming" tells
  • Ranveer, Ranbir the most stylish men in Bollywood: Yami Gautam
    Mumbai, December 20 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam feels that Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor are the most stylish men in the Hindi film industry. "I think Ranveer (Singh) is quite stylish, even Ranbir (Kapoor). I think it is not just about the clothes that you wear but also about the kind of personality that you have and how you portray it onscreen," said Yami. The "Bala" actress also opened up about her own definition of style statement. "Style is an expression of your personality.
  • Taapsee on CAA: Not scared to talk but need ample knowledge before commenting
    Mumbai, December 19 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has reacted to the ongoing nationwide students' protests over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), triggered off by police violence at Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University earlier this week, saying she doesnt have enough knowledge to comment about the matter. She added that she isn't scared to talk about the issue but she feels that one should be responsible enough to talk about something only after having knowledge of the situation. "
  • When Indian YouTuber Anisha met ex-US President Barack Obama
    Singapore, December 19 (IANS) Indian YouTuber Anisha Dixit, who is popularly known as Rickshawali, recently met former American President Barack Obama in Singapore. She was part of a panel discussion and Meet and Greet session with Obama. According to Anisha, meeting Obama "in person was an opportunity of a lifetime". "The moment I saw him I told him that I love him and Michelle Obama and thanked him for being the light and hope for millions of people." She described the co
  • Kriti Sanon: Comedy is serious business
    Mumbai, December 18 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon says doing comedy is not a laughing matter, but a serious business. Kriti has featured in comedies such as "Bareilly Ki Barfi", "Arjun Patiala" and the recent Diwali release, "Housefull 4", which also features Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde and Rana Daggubati in important roles. "Comedy is, indeed, serious business but thanks to the amazing mentors I found in Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh a
  • Radhika Apte on #MeToo movement: Disappointing a lot of things haven't come out
    Mumbai, December 18 (PTI) Actor Radhika Apte believes the #MeToo movement just came and went in Bollywood with many things in the industry still remaining unchanged. The #MeToo movement gained momentum in India last year with women calling out actors, filmmakers, comedians, authors and journalists. When asked what were the things she liked or hated about the decade, Radhika said, "Me Too movement came and went. It is disappointing. A lot of things that should've changed,
  • Cook, Malala discuss importance of teaching girls to code
    California, December 17 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook visited San Jose State University, where he joined Malala Yousafzai and Mary Papazian, the president of SJSU to discuss education and the importance of teaching girls to code. "We have tried to focus on teaching coding skills to everyone. Everyone should learn to code before they graduate," Cook told those in attendance, according to a tweet by SJSU's Spartan Daily. Tim noted that the company is proud to continue our partnership w
  • 40% Indian women fear online trolls as they embrace Internet
    New Delhi, December 17 (IANS) While education and career development are top priorities for women Internet users in India, 40 per cent of them fear irrelevant comments, being trolled and followed on smartphones which has become a preferred choice for them to remain online, a new report said on Tuesday. While 44 per cent of women in Indian metros access online content in English to improve their soft skills and stay "job-ready," this focus is sharper among younger women between the 1
  • Big B prays at one of Europe's oldest church
    Warsaw, December 16 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan prayed for his father and legendary poet Harishvansh Rai Bachchan in a church in Poland. Amitabh shared a photograph on Twitter of him praying at the church and said: "At one of the oldest Churches in Europe , in Poland a prayer for Babuji .. so touched and such an emotional moment .. his soul must be at peace and love .. Thank you Bishop and the people of Poland .. such an honour." He also shared his feelings on his
  • Maps of memory's landscape
    New Delhi, December 15 (IANS) You tell her that you read somewhere that the most beautiful places in the world are cursed with conflict. She pauses, and whispers that she didn't really emotionally investigate that thought in the book. You then ask what is the first image that comes to her mind when she hears the word 'Kabul'? She says, almost immediately, "Mountains. And snow sitting on top of them". Author Taran Khan's 'Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul', published recently by P
  • Justin Bieber, Hailey host charity art event
    Los Angeles, December 15 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin hosted a charity event with LIFT Los Angeles and Inner-City Arts to promote art education in underprivileged communities. The event on Friday evening was attended by celebrities like Kylie and Kris Jenner and Jaden Smith. Kylie even took the mic to perform a rendition of her viral tune "Rise and shine". Bieber wore a teal coloured blue oversized hoodie from his Drew line. He teamed the look with p
  • Doughty girl athlete steps up to win 3 golds, Twitter hails her
    Iloilo (The Philippines), December 14 (IANS) It''s no mean feat: An 11-year-old schoolgirl is wowing the social media after winning three gold medals in her school athletics meet by running with no shoes but crepe bandage covering her toes, soles and fingers of her feet.   Interestingly, she had added her own Nike logo on the sides with a marker.   Rhea Bullos won gold in 400 metre, 800 metre and 1,500 metre competitions during the Iloilo Schools Sports Council Me
  • 14% rise in sex crime reporting after MeToo movement: Study
    New York, December 14 (IANS) The MeToo movement that took the world by storm has led to a 14 per cent rise in reporting of sexual crimes during its first three months across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The MeToo movement started on October 15, 2017 after sexual misconduct allegations against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein became public following a tweet by actress Alyssa Milano who encouraged people who had been sexually h
  • Rishi Kapoor joins B'wood, fans to pay b'day tributes to Raj Kapoor
    Mumbai, December 14 (IANS) Raj Kapoor's fans on Saturday tweeted heartfelt tributes to the Bollywood Showman on his birth anniversary, with son Rishi Kapoor posting a throwback picture of the late thespian to honour him. Posting a picture of the legendary actor from "Mera Naam Joker" on his Twitter profile, Rishi wrote on @chintskap: "Happy birthday dad! We shall always remember!" The tweet got 590 retweets and 11.4K likes. Fans posted black-and-white pictures o
  • Physics prof wins Twitter hearts over his teaching method
    New Delhi, December 13 (IANS) A video clipping of a septuagenarian Physics professor practically demonstrating different concepts in the subject to his students in the classroom got the Twitterati all amused and full of praise for the out-of-the-box teaching method. It started when a Twitter user posted the clipping of her teacher in Virginia Beach in the US and wrote: "Y''all need to see this video collage of all the crazy things my Physics Professor did this semester. He''s in his
  • Government must get out of business: Amit Khanna
    New Delhi, December 13 (IANS) What is striking about Amit Khanna is not just the fact that he has been part of the entire media spectrum -- television, films, radio, print, studio head, besides being part of policy making, but that he refuses to wear any stars on the shoulders. "For me, it has always been important to explore newer challenges," smiles the lyricist, producer, filmmaker, poet and former Chairman of Reliance Entertainment. As his second book "Words Sounds Images: A
  • Rani Mukerji: More women should join the police force
    Mumbai, December 13 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who plays a cop in "Mardaani 2", has urged women of the country to join the police force in large numbers. "I want more and more girls and women of our country to choose the police department as their profession because personally as a citizen of this country, I feel that there aren't better police officers than female police officers," said Rani, at a special screening of "Mardaani 2" for female officers of Maharashtra Police in Mum
  • I'm Santa Claus, hacker taunts terrified girl via room camera
    New York, December 12 (IANS) In yet another bone-chilling incident, parents of an eight-year-old girl in the US were left stunned when a hacker accessed a camera installed in their daughter's room and taunted her. To their greatest worry, the hacker was watching her all the time. The incident happened with a Tennessee family who had installed Amazon-owned Ring video camera in the room of their three daughters to keep an eye on them and stay close as the mother worked night shifts as