Life & Style

  • Manushi Chhillar: Health, nutrition top the chart of things I'm passionate about
    Mumbai, September 1 (IANS) Former beauty queen and Bollywood debutante Manushi Chhillar is starting a social media campaign on nutrition. She wants to tell people about the positives of eating right. "I have been told repeatedly that we are what we eat and we have to be very cognizant about what we intake," said Manushi on National Nutrition Week, which commenced on Tuesday. She added: "Proper nutrition has manifold health benefits and through my social media, I in
  • Shweta Tripathi: Entertainment not tagged 'essential services', but needed always
    New Delhi, August 31 (IANSlife): 'Masaan' actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma says that performing arts will always exist. "I know we aren't labelled as essential services but no matter what you do, you will always need entertainment," she told IANSlife in an interview. Shweta, 35, has acted in "Timeloss", a digital play produced by Akvarious Productions which premiered with Front & Centre, Paytm Insider's theatre initiative, on August 29. Adapted
  • Masaba Gupta: Used to enjoy blind items until it became about me
    New Delhi, August 29 (IANS): Fashion designer Masaba Gupta says even after spending 11 years in the fashion industry, she is questioned about her parents and the events of 1988, but she has made her peace with it. "I have to say that I used to really enjoy reading blind items until it became about me. I think that's the nature of the human mind that the minute something happens to you, or you have an experience, you change your viewpoint about it, and you are kinder to peop
  • Does your past life hold the key to your future?
    New Delhi, August 29 (IANSlife): Past life regression puts forward (an idea or theory) for consideration of a previous lifetime. The phenomenon tends to take a deep dive into the hidden reserves of your consciousness to discover and determine the strength and character of the relationship between past lifetime and this lifetime, to pursue a middle way in order to reinforce intention, accomplishments and strength. Human-beings have made a deliberate attempt to extract some answers to
  • Pandemic blues: What's worrying during Covid-19?
    New Delhi, August 29 (IANSlife): It's not just health and safety concerns that are worrying, but a whole lot of peripheral and essential problems that have arisen, thanks to the ongoing pandemic. Three in four adults are worried about the rising price of groceries (75 per cent) and the increasing cost of living (74 per cent), which they see continuing over the next year as the world navigates the pandemic's impact on the economy and daily life, says a new survey. Accordin
  • Need to free Bollywood from underworld's clutches: Muralidhar Rao
    New Delhi, August 28 (IANS): BJP National General Secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, who has been vocal on behalf of the saffron party in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, has said that the time has come to free the Bollywood film industry from the clutches of the underworld. "Only the National Investigation Agency can do this. Bollywood is an important centre of the country. Its every move attracts the attention of the entire country. In such a situation, it is necessary to expose the
  • Kangana Ranaut warns against harmful effects of drugs
    Mumbai, August 27 (IANS): Kangana Ranaut has warned netizens against the harmful consequences of consuming drugs, including depression. "Drugs might take you high for sometime but inevitably it throws you down in to the depths of depression, consume things that only take you up never down, earth has so much to offer, look at this freshly squeezed chilled sugarcane juice with a pinch of pink salt and lemon juice," tweeted the actress from her verified account on Thursday.
  • Imbibing entrepreneurial skills in Indian youth
    New Delhi, August 26 (IANSlife): Lisa Heydlauff came from the UK two decades ago to find out how children go to school in India. While she found her answer in quick time, she also realised that children, especially from indigent homes needed to be shown the entrepreneurial path to have any chance at cracking the future. This led Heydlauff to launch Map of Me (MoM), a mobile channel that celebrates young entrepreneurial efforts in India. MoM is part of Going to School (GTS), a not-fo
  • Facebook AI system can teach you original dance moves
    New Delhi, August 25 (IANS): Indian-origin researchers at Facebook AI have developed a system that enables a machine to generate a dance for any input music, creating original, creative dance routines for any music that you feed it. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) system uses finely-tuned search procedures to stay synchronised and surprising, the two main criteria of a creative dance. The system co-created by research scientist Devi Parikh analyses a music track from nearly any
  • Bringing Bali home: South Koreans indulge in extreme staycationing
    SEOUL, August 25 (Reuters) - This time last year Yoon Seok-min, his wife Kim Hyo-jung and their two children were holidaying in the Philippines, Vietnam and Guam. A trip to Hawaii was on the cards for this summer. Instead, as the global coronavirus pandemic has stymied overseas travel, the family, like other South Koreans, has turned to a new and extreme form of staycation: transforming their home into their favourite vacation spots. Now, Kim and Yoon's five-bedroom apartment
  • Education at home: Do's and dont's of e-learning
    New Delhi, August 24 (IANSlife): The digital form of learning is quite unique in multiple regards. The past few months have transformed the way students learn and grow. Today, we mark our presenceusing a digital app. We even raise our hands using an online platform. But what does tomorrow have in store? According to Rajesh Bysani, CPO at Brainly, one thing is for sure. Online learning is here to stay for the foreseeable future. It is also going to be an integral part of our learning
  • Shabana Azmi: Indianness is inclusiveness
    Mumbai, August 24 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi shuns the hardliner stance that music and art is prohibited in Islam. She cites the example of greats such as late shehnai legend Ustad Bismillah Khan and late sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan to underline her point that true art is created when it is kept away from religious extremism. She notes that the very essence of Indianness is inclusiveness. "We have to make redundant the questions that prevent the practice of art,
  • Modi's video with peacock will give you ultimate Sunday vibes
    New Delhi, August 23 (IANS): When was the last time you saw a Prime Minister feed a peacock or enjoy its company? On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Instagram profile shared a heartwarming video made with a photo collage and short visuals with soothing flute music in the background as he is shown engrossed in feeding the national bird in what is considered the No. 1 VVIP address in India – 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. A peacock wandering aimlessly as the Prime Minister brisk
  • Film celebs on Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganpati Bappa Morya!
    Mumbai, August 22 (IANS) Ganesh Chaturthi commenced on Saturday, and celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Allu Arjun, Ram Charan and Madhuri Dixit posted wishes for fans, friends and followers on social media. Several stars including Mahesh Babu, Rajkummar Rao and Dia Mirza urged for an eco-friendly festival. Here's what they have to say: Amitabh Bachchan: "Ganapati Bappa Moreya." Akshay Kumar: "#HappyGaneshChaturthi to y
  • A royal twist to the humble face mask
    New Delhi, August 21 (IANSlife): Face masks are the new normal and a necessity during the pandemic. They have become an integral part of one's back-to-work wardrobe across the world. Royal families too have taken to the trend as they return to their duties sporting this new accessory. From simple lab masks, printed florals to high-tech ones, take a cue. Prince William and Kate Middleton The Duchess wore a face mask in public for the first time on August 4, 2020, choosing a $1
  • Learning the arts a must for self-expression and satisfaction: Shibani Kashyap
    New Delhi, August 20 (IANSlife): 'Sajna Aa Bhi Ja' and 'Zinda Hoon Main' singer Shibani Kashyap says that it's imperative to learn at least one form of performing art, while growing up or whenever. "It's not a matter of age, but you must learn something so it can give you self-expression as an individual, as a human being," she told IANSlife in an interview. "Everyone has an artiste inside them, which must come out, that gives a perfect balance
  • China state papers back Wuhan park after viral pool party
    SHANGHAI, August 20 (Reuters) - Chinese state newspapers threw their support behind an amusement park in the central city of Wuhan on Thursday after pictures of a densely packed pool party at the park went viral overseas amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Videos and photos of an electronic music festival at the Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park on July 11 raised eyebrows overseas, but reflected life returning to normal in the city where the virus causing COVID-19 was first detect
  • Women empowerment in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi
    New Delhi, August 19 (IANSlife) It was a simple motherly desire to educate her own children, that led a rural Himachal Pradesh-based homemaker, Nirmala Kumari, to upskill herself in computer literacy and spoken English. Now a successful entrepreneur in her late 30s, not only has she turned her own life around, but stands proud as an ambassador of change in her local community as the first female licensed PWD contractor in the greater Kamand area of Himachals Mandi district. Trained
  • Mira Kapoor on food, health and more
    New Delhi, August 18 (IANSlife) Mira Kapoor might have her heart and soul in Mumbai where she resides with her husband actor Shahid Kapoor, but the Delhi girl still loves her Dilli street food. The celebrity mother admits with time she has become more mindful about her food choices for herself and her family. In a candid chat with IANSlife, Mira, who has collaborated with Tata Sampann for a session on how spices help build immunity, speaks on all things food. She also reveals Shahid
  • We curb hate speech, but there is more to do: Facebook
    August 17 (PTI): Facebook, that is at the centre of a political slugfest over allegations of supporting the ruling dispensation, on Monday said its social media platform prohibits hate speech and content that incites violence and these policies are enforced globally without regard to political affiliation. However, the social media giant -- which counts India among its largest markets globally -- also acknowledged that "there is more to do". "We prohibit hate speec