Life & Style

  • COVID-19 pushed breast health to low priority: Survey
    New Delhi, October 4 (IANSlife) With COVID-19 currently occupying the front seat on priorities for personal and public health, women seem to pushing their breast health to the recesses, by neglecting their mammograms and increasing nervousness to visit their physicians because of the possibility of contracting COVID-19, a new survey has shown. SurvivorNet, a health media company for cancer information, measured through the survey of 535 women if they're still taking preventative
  • I am at my best behaviour when acting: Manoj Bajpayee
    New Delhi, October 3 (IANS): He insists that there is nothing to prove, that he acts because he is constantly fascinated by this craft. "I am in love with it and at my best behaviour when acting. I am in my best mood when I am preparing for a role. I love the process, the struggle to grow, evolve, to hone my craft all the time. It is a pure love story between me and the craft," says actor Manoj Bajpayee who will soon be seen in the second season of 'Family Man'. Ad
  • Bhumi Pednekar: I have to use my voice to educate people about climate change
    Mumbai, October 2 (IANS): Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who has taken up the cause of climate conservation to raise awareness among fellow Indians, says she wants to use her voice to bring about positive change. "I always had this fear," she claimed, recalling how concerned she always was about the environment, even as a child. "It started from my childhood. 'What would happen to this world when the water dries up?' That was the first question in my head. So, I star
  • Sayani Gupta: Skewed representation of women in cinema
    New Delhi, October 1 (IANSlife): 'Four More Shots Please' actress Sayani Gupta feels that portrayal of women in the Hindi mainstream cinema is moving in the right direction, thanks to more women storytellers coming to the forefront and bringing with them a "female gaze" that counters a "male gaze" prevalent for the longest time. Sayani, 34, is known for the strong roles she plays. She made her feature film debut in 2012 in 'Second Marriage Dot Com'
  • As Dhonis produce mythological sci-fi web series, Sakshi shares inside info
    New Delhi, October 1 (IANS) Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi plan to score in a very different game than cricket. They are foraying into OTT space with a web series. Sakshi and MSD launched their banner Dhoni Entertainment in 2019 with the documentary "Roar Of The Lion". Now, they are coming up with a web series, which is an adaptation of an unpublished book written by a debutant author. Sakshi spoke to IANS on the Dhonis' decision to ve
  • Payal Ghosh meets Maharashtra governor seeking Y category security
    Mumbai, September 29 (IANS): Actress Payal Ghosh, who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment, met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday seeking Y-category security. The meeting took place at Raj Bhavan in the city. Payal was accompanied by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale. Payal's advocate Nitin Satpute told IANS: "We have given a letter to the governor seeking protection, and informed him about
  • Sona Mohapatra: The men in film land only stick to milk and biscuits?
    Mumbai, September 28 (IANS): Singer Sona Mohapatra finds it strange that only actresses are being singled out as alleged drug users in Bollywood, while none of their male counterparts have come under the radar of suspicion. On Monday, in a verified Facebook post, Sona also spoke about the benefits of CBD oil, of which she learnt during her sister's cancer treatment last year. Sona's post comes at a time when Bollywood's top actresses Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, S
  • Changing footwear trends in India
    New Delhi, September 27 (IANSlife): Covid-19 has changed consumer buying patterns across segments, ranging from FMCG, personal care, apparel to footwear. The change has also led manufacturers to take innovative strategies and widen certain product portfolio ranges to attract consumers and gain a competitive edge. According to recent reports, the Indian footwear market is growing at a CAGR of 4.5 percent in India; however, owing to the current pandemic, 2020 witnessed changing consum
  • Campaign creates buzz about perils of early marriage and pregnancies in Rajasthan
    Jaipur, September 26 (IANS) : The Zero Teenage Pregnancy (ZTP) campaign, launched at the start of this year, aiming at highlighting the issue in Rajasthan, has created a buzz around the sensitive and important issue of early marriages and pregnancies. In all these months, the campaign has garnered the attention of policy makers, office bearers, academicians and the community. Greater awareness around the issues encouraged important stakeholders to make a strong commitment towards en
  • PM Modi is my son: Shaheen Bagh's 'Bilkis Dadi'
    New Delhi, September 25 (ANI): Bilkis Bano, the 82-year-old who earned the moniker "Dadi of Shaheen Bagh" during the long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the national capital has now been named among the 100-most influential global personalities by Time magazine. "I am very happy that I was honoured in this manner. Although I did not expect this," said the grandmother after the recognition. Along with Bilkis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ayus
  • Raveena Tandon on drugs probe: Celebrities are soft targets
    Mumbai, September 25 (IANS): Actress Raveen Tandon on Friday said celebrities are soft targets in the ongoing drugs-related investigation. The actress feels the war against drugs should be across the country, and not just be restricted to probing film industries. Raveena expressed her opinion on her verified Twitter account, retweeting a post she had shared earlier this week, which reads: "Twas high time for clean up to happen. Very welcome! Will help our young/future generatio
  • Tele-cardiology: How Covid-19 changed healthcare from traditional to digital
    New Delhi, September 25 (IANSlife): We are going through a difficult, unique and a challenging time because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has changed our lives remarkably, has affected practically every person, every individual, every professional, every industry. Affected governments across the globe and their functioning in ways more than we could have ever imagined. Until an effective vaccine is created, Covid is here to stay and the sooner we accept it and change or adapt the way
  • Shweta Tripathi stresses on mental health dialogue in unlock scenario
    Mumbai, September 24 (IANS): Actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma believes it is essential to discuss mental health as the unlock process continues all over India. "A detailed conversation around mental health must ensue during the unlock phase. Considering people are stepping out to work amidst the fear of Covid-19, it's important to conduct systematic counselling and therapy sessions to put them at ease," she said. "Over and above, lockdown experiences are differen
  • Hollywood star John Cusack on his interest in India, Kashmir
    New Delhi, September 23 (IANS): Hollywood star John Cusack says he got closer to knowing and understanding India during his pursuit to understand the world in a better way. The actor has been vocal about the events, or turmoils, happening in India, and addressed them through social media. When IANS asked about his understanding of India, Cusack said: "I've been there a few times and I have a great friendship with (author) Arundhati Roy." "(We have done) some
  • Raveena Tandon on B'wood drug probe: High time for clean up
    Mumbai, September 22 (IANS): As the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) intensifies its probe into the alleged Bollywood-drug nexus post Sushant Singh Rajput's demise, actress Raveena Tandon seems impressed with the move. On Tuesday, Raveena took to Twitter and demanded punishment for the guilty. "High time for clean up to happen.Very welcome! Will help our young/future generations. Start from here, surely, proceed to all sectors. Uproot it from its core. Punish the Guilty, u
  • Meghan did not cooperate with biography, lawyers tell court
    LONDON, September 22 (Reuters) - Lawyers for Meghan, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, said on Monday a claim by a tabloid paper she is suing for invasion of privacy that the royal couple cooperated with a recent book about them was "manifestly false". Meghan, officially titled the Duchess of Sussex, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles the Mail on Sunday printed last year that included parts of a handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father,
  • 'New Education Policy will bring rise in demand for tailored courses'
    New Delhi, September 21 (IANSlife): The New Education Policy (NEP) has infused a new wave of optimism with the vision of strengthening the education system, branching out into varied dimensions of skill-based learning to empower the Indian youth with the new age dynamism. The policy has arrived at the most appropriate time, when India is all geared up to redefine itself as "Atmanirbhar Bharat". The newly envisaged framework aims to provide a holistic development for the le
  • Manoj Bajpayee: Don't ask actors about things not related to them
    New Delhi, September 20 (IANS): Bollywood celebrities are asked for their opinions on just about everything these days, National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee notes. How is it possible to give a satisfactory answer on something he is not related to or well-versed about, he wonders. "If you say we are only actors, on Twitter you troll us by saying that (since) we are actors you want our opinions on things that we are not so good about. Yes, we are only actors and to talk ab
  • Stopped speaking on phone due to spam calls: Samantha Akkineni
    New Delhi, September 19 (IANSlife): For a celebrity, it's not uncommon to receive fan calls and messages, which can be quick to spam. Indian actress Samantha Akkineni says that over the years, she has stopped speaking over phone due to unwanted calls, and even her friends and family have to message her. "Im not comfortable with picking up calls because every second or third call is somebody I dont know, who has my number, who shouldnt," she told IANSlife. "Ev
  • Anoushka Shankar: Important to call out inappropriate behaviour
    New Delhi, September 18 (IANS): Grammy-nominated sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar feels it is important to call out inappropriate behaviour, and says there is a need to amplify the voices of women at all levels of the music industry. Recently, Anoushka used social media to call out abusive and sexually inappropriate comments that she received during a live session. "In this instance I suppose I dealt with it by calling it out and refusing to accept it. I thin