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  • I make films on subjects that give me sleepless nights: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
    New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Exactly a year back, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had shifted to his small village in Maharashtra before the lockdown was announced. Luckily, he had his writing material and was with his family. Cut off from newspapers for five months, Mehra requested the post office for an Internet connection and started working on his film 'Toofan', starring Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal, which will premiere on Amazon Prime soon. "So, in
  • Kailash Kher: Mumbai will remain my 'mashuka' for life
    Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Singer Kailash Kher has professed his love for Mumbai, recalling how his talent was recognised in the city. "Since childhood we've heard people say if you get what you are passionate about, your life is successful. My passion has always been singing which got acknowledged here in Mumbai. I became Kailasa here, even my first album and jingle got released and got popular in Mumbai," said Kher, on Indian Pro Music League. The singer also recalle
  • World Sleep Day: Tips to help you overcome Sleep Apnea
    New Delhi, March 19 (IANSlife) Good sleep is central to our well-being. Nothing rejuvenates our body and mind as well as sound sleep. However, at times we can't sleep properly as we may be tensed or excited or our body is not completely exhausted. This happens with all of us but generally this is a one-time phenomenon. But some suffer chronically from lack of proper sleep and may be suffering from Sleep Apnea. This if left untreated can have a damaging impact on a person's over
  • Young Indians feel mental health issues can hit as early as their teenage years
    New Delhi, March 18 (IANSlife) A recent survey has found that 77 per cent Indians feel that the current level of conversations and initiatives around mental health in India are insufficient, while almost 9 in 10 know this is an important 'health' aspect. According to the Fiama Mental Well-being Survey India 2020, which covered 15 cities across India with over 700 participants aged 18-45 years, 1 in 4 young Indians feel that mental health issues can start as early as the teen
  • 59% employers in India not in favour of remote working: Report
    New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) With the pandemic disrupting the work-from-office culture, a new survey on Thursday revealed that 59 per cent employers in India are not in favour of remote working. According to a survey conducted by job site Indeed, 67 per cent large and 70 per cent mid-size Indian firms as opposed to their global counterparts (60 per cent large and 34 per cent mid-size) are not in favour of a post-pandemic, remote working set-up. Even digitally agile startups indicat
  • World sleep awareness month: Why is sleep so important?
    New Delhi, March 15 (IANSlife) Sleep is an important part of our daily routine -- we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. Quality sleep -- and getting enough of it at the right times -- is as essential to survival as food and water, says Sibasish Dey, Head, Medical Affairs, Asia and Latin America, ResMed. Writes the sleep expert: Globally, studies have shown that sleep along with other benefits, helps in improving our learning and problem solving skills. Whereas sleep def
  • 2-ft-tall man asks UP Police to find him a bride
    Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), March 14 (IANS) He tried to contact Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, even approached the police to help him solve his 'problem', but for Azeem Mansuri, the answers are eluding. The police are in a quandary and do not know how to solve his 'problem'. The problem with Azeem Mansuri, 26, is that he is unable to find a bride for himself and is desperate to get married. Azeem is just two feet tall and though he earns a handsome amount f
  • Exhibition on Stonehenge brings new discoveries to light
    New Delhi, March 13 (IANSlife) Featuring 400 artifacts and the breakthrough science behind some of the latest discoveries about England's prehistoric monument of Stonehenge, which is also a World Heritage Site, an exhibition has opened on Friday at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Described as inspiring, magical and sacred, Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, is one of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom. The monument once consisted of rings and horseshoes of s
  • Mandira Bedi on women, travel and being an Airbnb host
    New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Indian actor, fitness icon and entrepreneur Mandira Bedi said she is amazed to hear about women who are working hard, challenging norms, and gaining financial independence to become successful entrepreneurs supporting themselves and their families, against all odds. "I believe women should choose to challenge every boundary and every obstacle that comes their way, that says they 'can't' do something'," Bedi, who recently became a
  • 68% have experienced violence while taking public transport: Report
    New Delhi, March 9 (IANSlife) If you saw an act of violence being committed against a woman in a public space, would you step up and intervene? As per data from a recent report by Breakthrough India, 55.3 per cent have observed the discomfort of the woman/girl facing violence, and almost as many have intervened in an incident of violence against women in a public space. "What I understand by bystander action is, you see something happening to someone and you're not comforta
  • Raveena Tandon: Have always enjoyed doing movies from South
    Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon will soon be seen in the multilingual film "KGF 2", and she says she has always loved doing films from other states, especially the southern part of India, which are rich in content. "KGF 2", which stars Kannada actor Yash in the lead, will release in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi. Raveena has earlier been part of the Tamil film "Sadhu" (1994) and the Telugu film "Akasa Veedhilo"
  • Huge need for today's women to accept themselves: Sunny Leone
    New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) Actress Sunny Leone feels there is a need in today's women to accept and love themselves in their own skin. "Women play multiple roles in their life ... of a daughter, wife, mother, sister and so on. To make everyone around them happy, they sometimes compromise their real-self," comments Sunny on the occasion of International Women's Day. Sunny says:"I feel there is such a huge need in the women of today to accept themselves as
  • Saluting all women
    New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) In celebration of International Women's Day, DLF Promenade, salutes all women with the launch of its latest campaign. Titled #NotJustAnotHER wishes to celebrate every woman out there and cherish her inspiring story. The brand aims to create a safe platform wherein stories of courage and determination are told and shared. Fostering equality, diversity and inclusiveness through its policies and practices, the brand aims to take it up a notch, engaging
  • Alankrita Shrivastava: Only male heroes propagated in our industry
    Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava, whose web series Bombay Begums will soon be streamed, says that making women-oriented films is not easy in Bollywood. Right from shooting to distribution, it is tough to get the appropriate budgets and provisions. "Budget problems are not specific to me and my films. It is the same story for all female filmmakers. If you want to make films with women who are not big stars, it is a problem. Even with big stars -- Meghna (Gu
  • 1 in 4 people likely to have hearing problems by 2050
    Geneva, March 3 (IANS) Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide, or one in four people, may be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, and at least 700 million of them will require access to ear and hearing care and other rehabilitation services unless action is taken, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. The first World Report on Hearing by WHO, launched ahead of World Hearing Day on March 3, underlined the need to step up efforts to prevent and address hearing loss by i
  • More screen time linked to binge eating in kids
    New York, March 2 (IANS) Children who spend a lot of time on social media platforms or watching TV at ages 9-10 are more likely to develop binge-eating disorder one year later, new research has found. The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, found that each additional hour spent on social media was associated with a 62 per cent higher risk of binge-eating disorder one year later among kids in the US. It also found that each additional hour spent watc
  • Meditation for happiness, peace goes up as one ages: Survey
    New Delhi, March 2 (IANSlife): What makes Indians meditate? According to a recent survey by meditation and mindfulness app, it is the pursuit of happiness, peace, and personal growth that keeps most Indians going in the meditatation sphere. Spanning 1,000 individuals between the age group of 18 to 60 years, across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Pune, the survey also cites stress management and better sleep as other key areas where meditation has helped individuals. From
  • Janhvi Kapoor: Competition is extremely healthy
    New Delhi, February 27 (IANS): Ever since she made her debut in 2018, Janhvi Kapoor has been pitted against her contemporaries by the audience, ans also been compared to her mother, the late superstar Sridevi. The actress insists competition is healthy and says that there is enough work for everyone. "I believe in healthy competition. I find my contemporaries inspiring and motivational. They keep me on my toes and they are doing such great work. There is something to learn from
  • 60% women in tech find improvement in gender equality: Report
    New Delhi, February 26 (IANS): More than half (62 per cent) of women in tech have seen levels of gender equality improve in their organization over the past two years, a report said on Friday. According to a Kaspersky report, the idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity. "The issue of gender stereotypes needs to be addressed long before women enter the workplac
  • Age no bar: 80-yr-old Ujjain woman completes PhD
    Ujjain, February 23 (IANS): There is a saying that there is no age barrier for reading and learning that a person can continue to learn and grow throughout life. This adage has come true for Sasikala Rawal of Ujjain, who has been awarded a PhD in Sanskrit at the ripe age of 80. She received her degree after retiring from the education department as a lecturer. Sasikala Rawal, a resident of Ujjain, retired from the state government's education department as a lecturer. She had co