Life & Style

  • Millennial parents Smarter than their predecessors
    New Delhi, March 14 (IANSlife) Guess which is the most competent generation of parents when it comes to awareness? A survey by US tech company Winnie suggests it is the millennial parents who make up for 90 per cent of all new parents, are evolved, smarter and given the information and internet era far more exposed compared to their own parents. Ambitious, well-educated and well-informed, millennial parents focus on the overall development and well-being of their children in a more
  • India is sleeping less
    Getty Images File   New Delhi, March 13 (IANSlife) Here's a surprise, there's a day in the year dedicated to sleeping. No, this is not in jest, today is "World Sleep Day" and a recent study revealed that Indians are sleeping less than they used to. The sleep survey conducted by Centuary Mattresses discovered that overall nationally, the hours of sleep came down in most of the cities here. Interestingly, across 10 cities in India, the survey found that collectively
  • JBL signs Sara Ali Khan as new brand ambassador
    New Delhi, March 12 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan has been roped in as the new brand ambassador of audio equipment maker JBL. The actress has featured in JBLs new commercial that comes as an extension of the company's campaign - 'Live it Real, Live it Raw' which went live with the first commercial featuring Ranveer Singh. Commenting on her association, Sara said: "I'm thrilled, and proud to be part of the JBL team that boasts of a dynamic roster of ambassadors who I per
  • Bhumi: Have been instinctively correct about roles I've chosen
    Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who has delivered back to back hits with "Saand Ki Aankh", "Bala" and "Pati, Patni Aur Woh", says she has been instinctively correct about the roles that she has chosen to bring to life. "I have been instinctively correct about the roles that I have chosen to bring to life and I'm grateful to the audiences for all the love. As an actor, only your body of work combined with the success of the films can result in more and better work and
  • Dia: My father, stepfather impacted my understanding of life
    Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza recalls the separation of her parents when she was a small child with sadness, but says her stepfather was "an exemplary human being" who knew exactly how to deal with her situation. "As a child, I remember seeing what a struggle it was for both my parents to accommodate and adjust to the idea of not being together. They cared for each other deeply, they loved each other. They just couldn't stay together because they wanted different things f
  • Wrote my PHD with one extraordinary finger: Malvika Iyer
    New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) In her pinned tweet Dr Malvika Iyer, the second woman to handle Prime Minister Narendra Modi's social media account, says, "Say hello to Dr Malvika Iyer Heart suit. PS: To everyone who's been curious as to how I type, do you see that bone protruding from my right hand? That's my one and only 'extraordinary finger'. I even typed my PhD thesis with it." On International Women's Day 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over his social media account to sev
  • Indian women believe ambitions drive professional growth
    New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) As more and more women in India prove their worth across educational and professional domains and make themselves indispensable at workplaces, they have realised that ambitions are key to their personal and professional growth. "Ambition is the key ingredient that defines your career graph. While finding your own pace is great, getting comfortable and settling down is not. It is necessary to take risks and getting out of your comfort zone is fundamental to
  • A precious gift for your priceless love
    New Delhi, March 7 (IANSlife) Women's Day is here. And if you still haven't decided what presents you should choose to surprise the lady in your life and make her feel special, we are here to help you. Here's a list of curated options for you to choose from: 1. Fitness first On the occasion of International Women's Day, choose from the new collection of Reebok that shares its support towards women and motivates them to lead a happy and fit life by offering a few of the produc
  • Lara Dutta: Hunger and curiosity have kept me going
    Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actress Lara Dutta says her hunger and curiosity about things have kept her going since time she won the title of Miss Universe in 2000. "I think it's just hunger and curiosity. I don't feel like I want to be limited to any one thing. I never said, I am just a beauty queen or just an actress. When that's done, I am always wondering now what's next can I do so, yeah, that keeps me going," said Lara, while interacting with the media when global tech-hospitality
  • 63% increase in women travelling within India: OYO
    New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Hospitality unicorn OYO Hotels & Homes has witnessed a 63 per cent increase in bookings by women travelling in different corners of the country between the January 2019 - February 2020 time period, the company said on Friday. According to the company, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai emerged as the top five cities booked by women travellers in the 14 month time period. Interestingly, of the total bookings made by women travellers, 19.7
  • '119% rise in women seeking medical e-consultations in India'
    New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) With a growth of over 119 per cent since 2019, online consultations have emerged as one of the preferred modes of doctor consultations amongst Indian women, especially for gynaecology. As per Practo's healthcare map on Indian women, which is based on insights from seven crore women users last year, women in the age group of 20-30, accounted for two-thirds of the overall consults on gynecology. "Overall, eConsults for gynaecology grew by 44 per cent s
  • NRI accuses Shilpa Shetty, hubby of cheating in 'gold scam'
    Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra have been named in another alleged scam -- this time, concerning the Satyug Gold Pvt. Ltd, a gold trading company of which they are ex-directors. A Non-Resident Indian businessman, currently in Mumbai, Sachiin J. Joshi has claimed in a police complaint that he was reportedly lured and then cheated by SGPL's 'Satyug Gold Scheme', launched around 2014. Joshi has lodged a criminal complaint of cheating
  • 80% Indian moms find preparing breakfast not favourite moment
    Photo: Ceoworld magazine   New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) At least 80 per cent of moms in India find preparing breakfast is not her favourite cooking moment, according to a new study revealed on Thursday. For the findings, electrical appliances major V-Guard partnered with online portal Momspresso.com and conducted nationwide survey "Understanding the breakfast routine of Moms" with 500 Indian moms. Considering that morning hours are very demanding, the survey revealed that
  • Flipkart founder Bansal's wife raises 'life threat from hubby' alarm
    Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) Indian e-commerce pioneer and Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal's wife Priya Bansal filed a dowry harassment case against him and declared that she and her son were facing "physical, mental and emotional" threat from Bansal. "Given the position and status of Sachin Bansal and his violent and abusive behaviour towards me. I am fearful for the physical safety of my son, Aryaman, and myself," declared Priya in her police complaint at Koramangala police station
  • The house that trash built: Myanmar start-up turns clutter to handicrafts
    Hla Hla Nwe, a staff member, turns plastic waste into fabric at the shop Chuchu House in Dalla township, Yangon, Myanmar, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang   YANGON, March 5 (Reuters) - From a distance, ChuChu Design, a single-storey building across the river from Myanmar’s bustling commercial capital, looks like any other on the impoverished outskirts of the city.   But on closer inspection, the roof has been fashioned from old tyres, the walls are made of gl
  • You'll always be welcomed back: Queen tells Harry
    Photo: Getty Images   London, March 3 (IANS) The UK's Queen Elizabeth II told her grandson Prince Harry, who has decided to quit the royal life with wife Meghan Markle, that he would "always be welcomed back", it was reported on Tuesday. On Sunday at the Windsor Castle, the monarch held a four-hour-long "rift-healing" talks with her grandson ahead of his and Meghan's last official royal engagement next week, the Metro newspaper said in a report. The Duke and Duchess of
  • India, South Asia see a rise in wellness tourism: Experts
    New Delhi, March 2 (IANSlife) As health and holidays come to be increasingly combined in the modern tourism sector, the rise of wellness tourism in India and South Asia is a trend many are taking notice of. "Wellness travellers look for authentic experiences and life-changing holidays, they travel with the purpose of improving health and well-being through physical, psychological, or spiritual activities in an enjoyable resort setting," Rahul Chaudhary, Managing Director, CG Hospita
  • Stressed over board exams? Spend 10 mins daily with nature
    New York, February 27 (IANS): Amid the ongoing board exams, spending as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting like the neighbourhood park can help students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress, say researchers. The team from Cornell University in the US found that 10-50 minutes in natural spaces was the most effective to improve mood, focus and physiological markers like blood pressure and heart rate. The study, published in the jou
  • Stress may lead to surprising social benefits
    New York, February 26 (IANS): While too much stress can be toxic to your health, a new study suggests that despite its negative side effects, it may also lead to a surprising social benefit. The research, published in the journal Stress & Health, found that experiencing stress made people both more likely to give and receive emotional support from another person. This was true on the day they experienced the stressor as well as the following day. "Our findings su
  • Excited to be able to share my story with my fans: Sania Mirza on biopic
    Mumbai, February 14 (PTI) Tennis star Sania Mirza says she is excited about bringing her life story to the screen and is currently in talks with directors.   It was announced last year that Sania, the only Indian women to win a Grand Slam title (in doubles), has signed a contract with Ronnie Screwala's RSVP movies.   "I've had some meetings with directors and that's why I was in Mumbai... It's still in the initial stages, Sania said about the film.   Th