Life & Style

  • Yoga Day to go virtual this year amid COVID-19 pandemic
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Ministry of AYUSH along with Indian Council of Cultural Relations on Friday announced a unique international video blog competition, called 'My Life My Yoga' as the International Yoga Day this year will be organised virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   The participants will have to make a 3-minute video of performing yoga ‘asanas' and put them on the social media platforms with the hashtag My Life My Yoga and also hashtag the
  • 7 simple habits to make this planet a greener place
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANSlife) The environment is undoubtedly at the core of our living and its degradation may affect the health of the entire eco-systems. Climate change is a proven fact. The impact of extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels, deforestation, etc. are among the most serious issues leading to the devastation of individuals, families, communities, societies across the world.   While Government and civil organisations continue to play an important role in pro
  • Manushi Chillar roped in as Adidas brand ambassador
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANSlife) The winner of Miss World 2017 and Bollywood debutant Manushi Chhillar has been roped in by fitness and sportswear brand Adidas as its female brand ambassador.   Manushi's association with the brand is her first global brand endorsement deal.   Commenting on the association, she said: "I'm super excited to be a part of the Adidas family. It is an honour to be a part of a legacy brand like Adidas that is synonymous to anythi
  • Cash reward for constable who ran along moving train with milk for infant
    New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Elated by the heroic act of a Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable who provided milk for an infant in a moving train, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday announced a reward for the force personnel.   Goyal took to Twitter and wrote, "Commendable deed by Rail Parivar: RPF Constable Inder Singh Yadav demonstrated an exemplary sense of duty when he ran behind a train to deliver milk for a 4-month-old child. Expressing pride, I have
  • Useful tips for elderly living with retinal diseases
    New Delhi, June 4 (IANSlife) Over two months with a stay-at-home mandate, elderly people living with vision disabilities are among the ones struggling the most. Coupled with this is the looming fear of losing their vision if their treatment is delayed.   Most of them are either unable to visit the doctor due to the lockdown or because they are worried of catching the COVID-19 infection, if they step out. One such debilitating retinal disease which is a major cause of prevent
  • The best idea always remains in the imagination: Nisha Mathew Ghosh
    BY SUKANT DEEPAK  New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Believing that a crisis is an opportunity to start again, by thinking anew, she feels that there will be a shift in the spatial typology of our institutions in an age of a new awareness of viruses and human safety. Considering it to be the perfect time to have a long radical view at our accountability and stewardship of the ecology of our specific landscapes, Nisha Mathew Ghosh, curator of India Pavilion at the London Design Biennale
  • Sonakshi Sinha reveals her post-lockdown wishlist
    Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha is looking forward to meeting and partying with friends once the lockdown ends.   Asked what's the one thing she wants to do once lockdown ends, Sonakshi told IANS: "I just want to party with all my friends and then get back to work! But only if I know it is safe!"   In an earlier interview to IANS, Sonakshi had shared that even though she is missing her friends and going to work, she doesn't mind sitt
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Mine is a 'somehow managing to exist story'
    New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is tagged as Bollywood's "Shahenshah" but he doesn't think he has a success story. The iconic star says he would describe his journey in showbiz as a "somehow managing to exist story" -- something he is still trying to do.   His Bollywood story is nothing short of brilliant biopic material -- from facing early rejections to making a mark as a promising actor to attaining superstardom in Bollywood.  
  • Shama Sikander on battling bipolar disorder, depression
    New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Shama Sikander has been very vocal about her battle with bipolar disorder and depression. Years after emerging victorious against her struggles, the actress describes the illness as a "pandemic". She says that she doesn't have words to describe how painful it was for her every moment over those five years, when she often felt she would die.   It was in 2016, when Shama, who rose to fame playing Pooja in the 2004 slice-of-life TV show &q
  • Bhumi Pednekar: Climate change still not considered a real issue
    Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar says climate change, as a concept, is still not considered a real issue.   On World Environment Day, which is coming up on June 5, Bhumi looks to bring more awareness on the subject.   "Climate change, as a concept, is still not considered a real issue today by a lot of people. There are such varied and grave climatic issues that are happening across the world, which people are not even realising -- like increase o
  • Sanjay Dutt's tribute to 'best mother' Nargis on her birth anniversary
    Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt on Monday shared a video tribute for "the best mother", on the birth anniversary of his mother, the late legendary actress Nargis Dutt.   "Happy Birthday Ma, miss you," wrote Sanjay, with the Instagram video.   In the video, one can see stills of Nargis from her movies, some adorable moments with her husband, late actor Sunil Dutt, and some lovable pictures with her kids.   Sanjay called her mo
  • World No Tobacco Day: Ways to use this lockdown as a catalyst to quit smoking
    New Delhi, May 31 (IANSlife) Tobacco kills more than 1 million people each year in India, according to the World Health Organisation. While no organ is immune to the destructive effects of cigarette smoke, it has one of the worst impacts on lungs.   With the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of respiratory problems for vulnerable populations has increased significantly, leaving smokers more exposed to negative health outcomes. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World's recent Cov
  • Jacqueline Fernandez: Hope to be an action icon one day
    New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) It's been an 11-year journey for Jacqueline Fernandez in Bollywood. The actress, who first set her foot in 2009 with "Aladdin", says she has learned a lot with every role she has done so far and hopes to be an action icon one day.   Over the years, Jacqueline has featured in films such as "Kick", "Murder 2", "Dishoom", "Judwaa 2" and "Race 3". She feels blessed to have worked with some o
  • Dia Mirza, Adrian Grenier chat about nature and more
    Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier and actress Dia Mirza recently engaged in a conversation about the power of personal choice and its impact on the planet.   The "Entourage" actor was a guest on Dia's weekly virtual session #DownToEarthWithDee.   Their conversation delved straight into the heart of the global issue people are faced with in the pandemic.   Grenier has a pragmatic approach, admitting that "sometimes w
  • Aus court allows release of Queen Elizabeth II's letters
    Canberra, May 29 (IANS) An Australian court on Friday ruled in favour of historian Jenny Hocking and allowed her access to letters between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative in the country during the dismissal of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975 following a political crisis.   The release of the 211 "Palace Papers" exchanged between the Queen and then Governor-General John Kerr are expected to shed light on how much the monarch knew about the bigg
  • Bhumi Pednekar supports education programme
    New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar has lent her support to Whispers initiative, "Mobileshaala", which aims to provide free education as schools across the country remain closed due to the pandemic. Whisper is one of India's leading names in Feminine Care and menstrual hygiene products.   School closures due to government mandated lockdown could lead to an increased drop-out rate, disproportionately affecting adolescent girls. While th
  • The poet in Narendra Modi emerges in 'Letters to Mother'
    New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) "This is not an attempt at literary writing; the passages featured in this book are reflections of my observations and sometimes unprocessed thoughts; expressed without filter," Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes in the foreword to his collection of poems, published as "Letters to Mother" by HarperCollins which will be released in June and is available for pre-order on e-commerce websites.   "I am not a writer, most of us ar
  • Pangolin rescued from Odisha quarantine centre to undergo COVID-19 test
    New Delhi, May 27 (PTI): A pangolin rescued by the forest department from a quarantine centre in Odisha's Cuttack district will undergo COVID-19 test, an official said.   The swab samples of the pangolin has been collected for the coronavirus test, the official said on Tuesday.   The pangolin was rescued by the personnel of Athagarh forest division in Cuttack from a quarantine centre at a school at Mahulia following a tip-off from a village head.  
  • Quit tobacco with yoga
    New Delhi, May 26 (IANSlife) There are more than 8 million people who die from tobacco related causes each year. Of these, over 7 million die as a result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Smoking is decidedly bad for your health and harms nearly every organ of the body.   Smoking causes damage to blood vessels making them thicken and grow narrower. This increases heart rate and your blood pressure. Smoking also cause
  • Neha Kakkar: Important for singers to be seen
    New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Neha Kakkar says singers do get their due credit but stressed that it is important for them to be seen these days.   "Wherever there are singers, they get mentioned whenever the credits come," Neha told IANS, referring to singers being given credit, but she added: "It has become important to be seen also." The "Garmi" hitmaker says singers are not known if they are not visually present.   "When they do