Life & Style

  • 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
  • Ritu Phogat shares 5 essential self-defence tips for women
    New Delhi, February 21 (IANSlife): The knowledge of self-defence is a basic human right that everyone should have access to, especially women, believes 'The Indian Tigress' Ritu Phogat, a wrestling champion and a superstar from India. From a young age, she was taught how to wrestle by her father, Mahavir Singh Phogat. Since then, she has gone on to garner countless accolades in the sport. If a would-be attacker were to rush up on Phogat in a dark alley in the middle of the n
  • Kajol doesn't pay much attention to her imperfections
    New Delhi, February 20 (IANS): Bollywood star Kajol does not pay heed to her imperfections. She does not put them up for appraisal because she is aware of the effort she has made to reach where she is today. "I don't know how I celebrate them, but I don't want to put them up for critical appraisal, either. I don't put them up, and I don't sit down and pay too much attention to it. Because honestly, it has taken me a long time to reach here," Kajol told IANS
  • Strong is the new healthy: Malaika Arora
    New Delhi, February 18 (IANSlife): "I believe fitness goals should not only focus on outward appearances. Health begins from inside," believes Malaika Arora. She reiterates, "strong is the new healthy." Malaika says yoga helped her sail through her COVID-19 isolation period which drained her both physically and mentally. In a conversation with IANSlife, the actor, who is also the co-founder of SARVA and Diva Yoga that has announced one-year free yoga and mindf
  • Adequate spacing between births may reduce stunting in India
    New York, February 18 (IANS): Adequate spacing between births can help to alleviate the likelihood of stunting in children, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that placing a greater focus on sufficient birth spacing in maternal and child nutritional policies and public health programmes could help to prevent stunting. Stunting is the impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nut
  • Candid with Miss India World 2020 Manasa Varanasi
    New Delhi, February 16 (IANSlife): Manasa Varanasi, a 23-year old Computer Science Engineer who has been crowned Miss India World 2020, says she was never really interested in modeling. Hyderabad-based Manasa was working as a Financial Information Exchange (FIX) analyst with a financial software firm; she says modeling was a pastime for her. In a candid conversation with IANSlife, Manasa shares details of her journey, how she prepared for the contest, her future plans, besides revea