Life & Style

  • Manushi promotes AIDS awareness among rural women
    Mumbai, December 1 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar feels it is important to create AIDS awareness among people -- especially rural women in India. So, with her non-profit organisation, Project Shakti, Manushi is starting AIDS awareness programme among rural women across 20 villages in India. The initiative rolls out on Sunday with the objective to spread AIDS awareness through community outreach. Talking about the initiative, Manushi said: "AIDS awareness among women w
  • Anil Kapoor: I'm a simple man with a simple plan
    New Delhi, November 30 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor doesn't want to get comfortable with his position in the industry, and says he has a simple plan, which is to be better than yesterday. "I don't think I ever want to be completely comfortable for fear of complacency. It's only when you put yourself in uncomfortable situations that you grow and learn," Anil told IANS. "So when you find yourself getting too comfortable and too much at ease, kick yourself out of your comfort zone a
  • Acting was never my calling: Anshula Kapoor
    New Delhi, November 30(IANSlife) Surrounded by some of Bollywood''s most celebrates actors in her own family, Arjun Kapoor''s sister Anshula Kapoor says that acting never came to her as a calling. In an exclusive interview with IANSlife, Anshula, 26, said: "My family has always been interested in the industry and the professions they are in. I, as a child, didn''t know what I wanted to do. Acting never came to me as a calling." "When I did acting in school, it was mostly for me t
  • 'Supergirl' star describes being 'survivor of domestic violence'
    Los Angeles, November 29 (IANS) "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist says she is a "survivor of domestic violence" in an emotional video posted on social media. The actor stops short of naming the partner in question who allegedly abused her, but describes him as "charming, funny, manipulative, devious" and also as being younger than she is, reports variety.com. "I am a survivor of domestic violence or intimate partner violence, which is something I never thought I would say let alon
  • Ian McKellen: Being yourself is difficult
    Los Angeles, November 29 (IANS) Veteran star Ian McKellen says the one thing he hates about his job is having to be on display as himself. "I don't know. If they're successful at keeping secrets, how would I know? There are things that one does, one simply doesn't talk about. I think that may be true of everybody. But having a secret is only part of what it is to be a human being, in that we select which part of ourselves we decide to have on display," McKellen said when asked if it
  • Nithya Menen: Bad behaviour isn't restricted to film industry
    Panaji, November 28 (IANS) Actress Nithya Menen has been working in films for over a decade now, and she saus she never felt "unsafe". She adds that she has faced bad behaviour but that's not limited to the film industry. At the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, on Thursday, Nithya was asked about her film journey and to comment on the general impression that women in the film industry are not safe -- especially aspiring actresses. "You are as safe as you allow yo
  • Shilpa Shetty: If your effort is mediocre, results will be mediocre
    Mumbai, November 27 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty believes that when it comes to fitness, one should put forth their best efforts, to expect the best results. The actress, who is known to be a fitness freak and has an enviable body, shared fitness tips with fans on Tuesday. Taking to Instagram, Shilpa shared a photo where she is seen performing a yoga asana, and wrote: "There's no reason why everything you do shouldn't be your best effort yet. If your effort is mediocre, then the results wil
  • Vivek Oberoi: I never delve on my struggle but move forward
    Mumbai, November 26 (IANS) Despite starting his career with successful films like "Company", "Saathiya", and "Yuva", Bollywood actor Vivek Anand Oberoi entered a phase where he faced a tough time. He has lately somewhat recovered space thanks to his role in the web series "Inside Edge". Much like his character Vikrant Dhawan, the actor says he does not look back at his dark days but only believes in moving on. "For me it was interesting to see the transformation of my character V
  • 26/11 terror attack made me stronger: Chef Hemant Oberoi
    Mumbai, November 26 (IANS) Not every hero wears a cape, some wear an apron and a hat. Chef Hemant Oberoi, who risked his life to save dozens of guests at Taj Mahal Palace hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, is one among them. It's been 11 years since the deadliest terror attack shook the nation, and its memories still echo in people's hearts and minds. In an interview with IANS, Oberoi, who was head chef of the five-star hotel at that time, recounted the brutal inciden
  • Hard Kaur: Artists need to be respected for freedom of expression
    New Delhi, November 25 (IANS) Rapper and controversy's favourite child Hard Kaur, whose real name is Taran Kaur Dhillon, has come up with a new song titled "Kashmir2Khalistan". Known for being blatantly vocal, she says a real artist needs to be respected for his or her freedom of expression. "That's how it should be. As artists we shouldn't be pressured into making club bangers and commercial songs all the time. A real artist needs to be respected for his freedom of expression. When
  • It's time for women to rule the animation world
    Los Angeles, November 24 (IANS) In Hollywood's animation world, the damsels aren't in distress anymore, waiting for Prince Charming to arrive and rescue them. Neither are they waiting for Prince Charming to sweep them off their feet, or put on a glass slipper, or climb golden mane to rescue them from a tower or for that magical, true love's kiss to break a spell. Hollywood animation is breaking longstanding stereotypes, and writing new stories high on women power. What ties "Mu
  • Bhumi: Feels amazing to have another 100-cr film under my belt
    Mumbai, November 23 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar is "thrilled" on seeing "Bala" receive so much love from the audience and crossing the Rs 100-crore mark at box office. "It is an important film that says very, very important things for everyone to hear and think about. I'm glad that the people are giving it so much love. Having another Rs 100 crore hit under my belt is obviously an amazing feeling but what's even more sweeter is that socially relevant films like 'Toilet: Ek Prem Ka
  • Zero scorer turns astrophysicist, Pichai lauds
    New Delhi, November 22 (IANS) Google CEO Sundar Pichai were among some of the world's top tech leaders and scientists who commended a woman for pursuing science despite scoring zero on a quantum physics exam only a few years ago. Today Sarafina Nance is doing PhD in astrophysics at one of top institutions in the world, the University of California, Berkeley. The 26-year-old astrophysicist is researching supernovae. "4 years ago I got a 0 on a quantum physics exam. i met with my p
  • Rani Mukerji to be at Eden on Day 1 of D/N Test
    Kolkata, November 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji will be in attendance at the iconic Eden Gardens on the first day of the historic pink ball Test match between India and Bangladesh beginning Friday. She will be seen promoting her upcoming film "Mardaani 2". "This is the first time I will be watching a match at Eden Gardens. I have always heard from my parents that the atmosphere at Eden is electrifying. It's going to be quite an experience for me to watch a cricket match l
  • As a fan, Day-Night Test makes sense: Sania Mirza
    Kolkata, November 22 (IANS) She is undoubtedly the biggest name when it comes to India's representation in the women's tennis circuit, but on Friday it was all about cricket for Sania Mirza. In the city to witness India's maiden Day-Night Test at the historic Eden Gardens, Sania said that there was no saying 'no' to friend Sourav Ganguly. Speaking to IANS, Sania said that it was amazing to be a part of something as historic as the pink ball Test and said that it does make sense as a
  • Big B: Everytime I work with Balki, he comes up with weird ideas
    Panaji, November 21 (IANS) The Amitabh Bachchan Retrospective opened on Thursday as part of Indian Panorama at the ongoing 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), with the screening of R. Balki's "Paa". "Paa", which won Bachchan a National Award as Best Actor, has the actor playing a child suffering from progeria, a rare genetic disorder. Noting the unusual plot of the film -- as well as the other films he has worked on with Balki -- the veteran actor said: "Every
  • Kids who miss breakfast get lower grades: Study
    London, November 20 (IANS): Parents, take a note. If you want your kids to score good marks, make sure they had their breakfast, as researchers have found that students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower grades than those who ate it frequently. Adding together all of a student's exam results, they found that students who said they rarely ate breakfast achieved nearly two grades lower than those who rarely missed their morning meal. For the study, publishe
  • Yoga improves sleep, reduces lower back pain
    New York, November 20 (IANS): Yoga and physical therapy(PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, a new study suggests. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research from Boston University in US, showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, which suggests a long-term benefit of these non-pharmacologic approac
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Life a continuous repair job
    Mumbai, November 20(IANS) Life never gives up and urges one to never give up easily. Thats the quality of life, says Amitabh Bachchan. The Bollywood veteran, who was not long ago discharged from a Mumbai hospital, has penned his thoughts about life on his blog. He has mentioned how a person has to undergo struggles daily, notwithstanding obstacles like "the filth, the dirt the slush the rain and heat" and still survive to keep fighting the next because life is "a continuous repair j
  • Mandira Bedi: Society looked differently at me for delaying my pregnancy
    Mumbai, November 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Mandira Bedi, who is also an entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast, says society always judges a woman if she has a successful career after marriage and motherhood. The actress, who is hosting the digital show "Shaadi Fit!", said: "Living in Indian society, as a woman you tend to face several stereotypes. When I decided to delay my pregnancy due to work commitments, it was the most difficult decision I had to make. I was looked at different