Life & Style

  • Lactation and it's varying experiences faced by new mothers
    New Delhi, April 27 (IANSlife) Breastfeeding journeys come with their own share of highs and lows. While many new mothers begin their breastfeeding journey with a goal of exclusive breastfeeding for a 'set' period of time, several of them face roadblocks that may hamper this process. Even for those planning on combination feeding of both breastmilk and formula, sometimes the breastfeeding journey can prove to be bumpy. Contrary to the popular saying that breastfeeding is
  • Gurmeet Choudhary: High time we use power of celebrity to help fight pandemic
    Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Gurmeet Choudhary, who has tweeted that he will open an "ultra-modern 1000 bed hospital in Patna and Lucknow for the common man", says the power of a celebrity is to inspire people to save lives and stay motivated in the time of the crisis. He adds that he is "inspired by Sonu (Sood) bhaiya". "I think the power of being a celebrity and the popularity that we have, is to utilise for the good of the people under this crisis. Debin
  • Immunity Boosting Millets
    By Asad Mirza IANS | April 26  Millets need to be promoted more proactively by the government, to boost its demand and consumption to turn it into a profitable crop for the farmers. A positive fallout of the Covid-19 could be described as a change in our eating habits and foods, which we consume. As everyone is trying to boost their immunity and stay active during in-home stretches, every one is looking forward to get a balanced and nutritious diet, which could help them fi
  • Groom cycles his way to bride's house to spread Covid norms
    Pratapgarh (UP), April 25 (IANS) A ten-kilometre journey has been his ticket to fame and Vinay Kumar is now being hailed as a hero in his Bojhi village in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. Vinay Kumar, along with his friends, took his baraat to Rajgarh village on Friday. What made the 'baraat' different was the fact that all 'baraatis' went on cycle, wore face shields and face masks. "I wanted to give a clear message that social distancing is important
  • A new guide to embracing fitness
    New Delhi, April 25 (IANSlife) Fitness entrepreneur and Gympik founder Amaresh Ojha's recently-launched debut book, 'Fitness Habits -- Breaking The Barriers To Fitness' breaks down the nuances of everyday health and is a nudge towards developing lasting fitness habits. Co-authored by Subhra Moitra, this operating guide to fitness is published by Srishti Publications. In Ojha's words, ''there is a fundamental drawback in the way people approach fitness and loo
  • Dalit AP IPS officer donates 1 month's salary for free vax
    Amaravati, April 24 (IANS) Setting an example for others to emulate, a senior Andhra Pradesh Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, P.V. Sunil Kumar, on Saturday donated one month's salary to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's initiative of free vaccination of more than 2 crore people in the age bracket of 18-45 years. "As a common man of this state and as my social responsibility, I am contributing my one month's salary to this noble initiative," said Kumar
  • Why bottling it up may affect your health
    New Delhi, April 24 (IANSlife) When we spend time diagnosing and reflecting back at the lifestyles of people who have cancer, diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, we find emotions are one commonality among 90 per cent of the cases. Even in our consults, there is one question we ask almost every patient of ours-- Do you have any suppressed emotions? What happened in your life six months back or the time when you first got diagnosed with this issue? And, believe it or not, we
  • Divya Dutta: My audio book is about my first book 'Me And Ma'
    Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) For actress Divya Dutta, losing her mother was what made her pen her thoughts in her debut novel "Me And Maa". She launched an audiobook version of her work recently. "The audio book is about my first book, 'Me And Ma'. It's my journey with my mother, memoirs with her, her presence in my life from childhood and till the time she was with me. I mean she is always with me, but until she passed, how she impacted me to become who I beca
  • We've been raised to 'save for tomorrow, not experience today': Kubbra Sait
    New Delhi, April 23 (IANSlife) For 'Sacred Games' actor Kubbra Sait, the idea of success is much beyond 'gaadi, bangla and bank balance' (car, house and bank balance), the concept of success is purely based on the larger emotion of happiness. In a new Audible podcast, the quirky actor revealed her three secrets to success -- one of them being, 'get lots of sleep'! "My 3 Secrets to Success" is available exclusively on Audible, produced by FirstAction
  • Specially abled AIIMS staff helping patients in testing times
    New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Santdev Chauhan is an employee in AIIMS for the last 25 years and is working day and night to help the poor during this pandemic. He is facilitating the treatment of the people coming to AIIMS from far flung areas. Santdev is running a community kitchen, feeding about fifty people daily and also helps people in lodging. While talking to IANS, he said, "I am working in AIIMS for many years but it is now that I get satisfaction when I help people who
  • Patriarchy will continue to exist if we don't change: Achint Kaur
    New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) Television and film actress Achint Kaur, who plays a prominent role in a new teleplay 'Hasmukh Sahab Ki Wasihat,' says that the play about a patriarch addicted to control, is a microcosm of society. She adds, "Real change will come only from within even though certain obvious external issues must be addressed collectively by us. If we don't change, patriarchal systems will continue to exist," she told IANS. 'Hasmukh Sahab Ki W
  • Anupam Kher's mantra: I see myself in new people
    Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher has been there, done it all -- from Bollywood to Hollywood. His secret of survival over the decades, he would tell you, lies in his knack at identifying with the youth. "I always see myself in the new people. That is why I understand them. I try to be kind and compassionate to them. I came to this city on the 3rd of June, 1981, which is 40 years back. This is a very dignified bald look. To come at a time in the early '80s, when half
  • Lakshmi Manchu: Our fear of pandemic gets instilled in our children
    Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu, whose YouTube series "Chitti Chilakamma" on parenting has been getting good response, says amid the latest Covid surge, parents need to be aware that their fear of the pandemic can affect their children, too. Mother of six-year-old daughter Nirwana, Lakshmi feels it is important to have a healthy dialogue with children around what is happening. "There is more need for content like this because we are clueles
  • Rahman, Mira Nair, Anupam Kher in BAFTA Breakthrough India jury
    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Ten winners from the fields of television, films and games, selected by a jury including AR Rahman, Anupam Kher and Mira Nair, are to receive one-to-one mentoring and career guidance at the BAFTA Breakthrough India Initiative, besides full voting BAFTA membership and access to BAFTA events and networking opportunities, in the UK and internationally. Artistes from across the country had applied for the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) initia
  • Kate Middleton plays 'peacemaker' for brothers William, Harry at grandfather's funeral
    London, April 18 (PTI) The UK's official mourning period ends on Sunday, a day after the royal ceremonial funeral of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, that brought together senior royals in a procession to St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle where the longest-serving consort to a British monarch was laid to rest. The much-talked-about feud between Princes William and Harry, described by the latter as “space” in last month's controversial interview with
  • Man places online order for apples, finds iPhone inside in UK
    London, April 18 (IANS) In an unexpected event, a UK resident, who made an online purchase of groceries including apples, received an Apple iPhone along with his supplies. The 50-year old, Nick James, was gifted a free iPhone SE as a courtesy of an online rewards scheme for customers of the UK-based supermarket chain Tesco. "A big thanks this week to @Tesco & @tescomobile. On Wednesday evening we went to pick up our click and collect order and had a little surprise in th
  • Radhika Apte gets candid about mental health
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) Actress Radhika Apte, known for her stellar performances and activism for social causes, recently opened up about her most intense roles, dealing with their ''emotional hangover'', mental health and more in an Instagram Live session. The live session with clinical psychologist Radhika Bapat on her handle @psychotherapybar, put a spotlight on the immediate need for destigmatisation of mental health In India. While discussing the new and
  • Juhi Chawla's lockdown mantra: Spread cheer on the phone
    Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla on Saturday took to social media to suggest a positive way in which one could make others happy, during these tough times that force people to stay at home. The actress urged people to connect with their loved ones on the phone and try to spread cheer. She also asked her fans to leave comments, informing her about who they called today. "I am going to pick up my phone and make a few calls Who are you going to be nice to, today ? I&
  • Gul Panag: Business of life has become urgent for focus on environment
    New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag feels enough is not being done for the environment, though she doesn't think it is a result of indifference. "I think a lot of us are aware of what kind of an existential crisis the environment faces but we have other fires to fight and even though we may be willing and maybe interested and wanting to do our best to contribute towards conserving the environment other emergencies in life take over," Gul told IANS. The actr
  • Women owned-businesses in India to rise 90% in next 5 years: Report
    New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Businesses owned by women entrepreneurs in India are likely to witness a 90 per cent growth in the coming five years, compared to the US (50 per cent) and UK (24 per cent), according to EdelGive Foundation Report. The study, conducted across 13 states, focuses on the challenges, impact on health, socio-economic security and family well-being outcomes of women entrepreneurs, providing a complete overview of women entrepreneurs and the ecosystem within which