Life & Style

  • Frequent travel will make you 7% more happier than others
    New York, January 6 (IANS): Do you travel frequently? If so, then there are chances that you are leading a much happier life than those who don't venture out at all -- a whole 7 per cent more -- reveals a new study. The study, published in the journal Tourism Analysis, showed that participants who reported regularly traveling at least 120 kms away from home also reported being about 7 per cent happier when asked about their overall well-being than those who reported traveling ve
  • Trisha Krishnan on how she manages a work-life balance
    New Delhi, January 6 (IANSlife): Trisha Krishnan, one of South Indian cinema's most popular and sought-after heroines, says she is fortunate to have reached a position where she chooses the kind of work she does. "Hence, I make sure to take few days off every month to travel, rest and recuperate. These days off give me time to come back home and rejuvenate for my next shoot," she reveals. In an interview with IANSlife, Trishna, who recently collaborated with Britann
  • Being self-controlled child may lead to healthier middle-age
    New York, January 6 (IANS): Parents, take note. If your child is self-controlled, there are chances that they may be a healthier middle-aged adult, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, determined that people who had higher levels of self-control as children were aging more slowly than their peers at age 45. Their bodies and brains were healthier and biologically younger. "Our population is growing older, a
  • Doctors remove toy bulb from 9-year-old's lungs
    Hyderabad, January 5 (IANS): Doctors at a Hyderabad hospital removed a bulb from a nine-year-old boy's lungs after he had accidentally swallowed it. Prakash of Mahabubnagar in Telangana had accidentally swallowed the toy bulb while playing on Monday. He was rushed to Medicover Hospitals with symptoms of profuse cough and difficulty in breathing. According to doctors, the CT scan of his chest revealed a foreign body in the right main bronchus extending on to the lower bronchus
  • Artists from around the world exhibit works on 'mothers'
    New Delhi, January 4 (IANSlife): An online exhibition on the theme of mothers and sentiments associated with them, springs from the loss of curator Anu Jindal's mother a year ago. Jindal has brought together artists from different countries including India, Germany, Canada, Japan and South Korea. Titled "Urmila -- Enchanted Mother", the virtual exhibition of works runs from January 4-17 on the website of India International Centre. Adversity encourages innovation; p
  • New Year motivates 81 per cent to 'make a health goal'
    New Delhi, January 4 (IANSlife): With a resolve to overcome personal health struggles that came their way in 2020, almost four in five people (80.5 per cent) of respondents in a new survey say they feel more inspired to make a health goal in 2021, such as weight loss (34.2 per cent), building muscle (22 per cent), emphasizing mental health (12.5 per cent). According to the Life Time survey, a majority of people have reported gaining weight, losing muscle and struggling with their me
  • Dia Mirza's 2021 resolution is to create a kitchen garden
    New Delhi, January 3 (IANSlife): Actor and environmentalist Dia Mirza says her new year resolution for 2021 is to grow veggies. "It's been a dream and I look forward to creating a kitchen garden and growing food," she told IANSlife. Outlining five, simple new year resolutions for sustainable living, the UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and UN Secretary-General's Advocate for SDG suggests greener choices that can collectively lead to a healthier planet. As the new year a
  • Hollywood's number of women directors rose in 2020: Study
    Los Angeles, January 3 (IANS): Women directors comprise 16 per cent of filmmakers calling the shots on the 100 highest-grossing Hollywood films in 2020, according to a study from the Center For The Study Of Women In Television And Film at San Diego State University. This is a four per cent jump from 2019, and a dramatic 12 per cent jump only two years ago. "Women accounted for 16 per cent of directors working on the top 100 grossing films in 2020, up from 12 per cent in 2019 an
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui credits 'struggling' days for success today
    New Delhi, January 2 (IANS): Acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui recalled his days of struggles and said that it has helped him achieve all the success he has today. Nawazuddin started his acting career with a one-scene appearance in the 1999 film "Sarfarosh". Anutag Kashyap's "Gangs Of Wasseypur" series of 2012 helped him attain critical acclaim and popularity, which he soon substantiated doing films such as "Kahaani" and "Miss Lovely". T
  • How 2021 will fare for performing arts in India?
    New Delhi, January 2 (IANSlife) The trials and tribulations of 2020 propelled many to seek refuge in the comfort of a favourite song, the upbeat rhythm that came from a dance sequence, or the much-needed break that came to our screens in the form of digital theatre. While the past year saw increased, especially online, activity for these performing arts, what does 2021 have in store? Dance Priya Venkataraman, Bharatanatyam Dancer and choreographer, says, "2020 saw a surge in
  • 'I Came Upon a Lighthouse' reveals the compassionate side of Ratan Tata
    New Delhi, January 1 (IANS): It was their shared empathy for homeless dogs that sparked an unlikely friendship. In 2014, Shantanu Naidu, an automobile design engineer in his early twenties, developed an innovation to save the local strays from being run over by speeding cars. Ratan Tata, himself known for his compassion for stray dogs, took note. Impressed, he not only decided to invest in the venture, but over the years became a mentor, boss and an unexpectedly dear friend to Shant
  • Pictures should match words in social media safety messages
    New York, January 1 (IANS): When using Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms to nudge people towards safe and healthy behaviour, it is critical to make sure the words match the pictures, says a new study. After looking at social media posts, parents of young children were better able to recall safety messages such as how to put a baby safely to sleep when the images in the posts aligned with the messages in the text, said the study published in the Journal of Health Comm
  • Your 2021 Annual Horoscope
    New Delhi, December 31 (IANSlife): What changes will the new year bring to your life? Based on your sun sign and the stars, we are all impacted by different planets at different parts of the year. Read on to find out how your new year is going to be. Inputs from Astrologer Heena Gokhru from Aries Horoscope 2021 (March 21 - April 20) Aries, the fury of cosmos, here's something big for you! This year is all about expansions and abundance. It is about spreading
  • Priyanka Chopra: 'Mary Kom' was physically and emotionally demanding
    Mumbai, December 31 (IANS): Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Thursday said playing the role of a living national icon in Mary Kom put a load on her, adding that it is an experience that will always stay with her. The actress took to Instagram to recall essaying the starring role in the 2014 biopic "Mary Kom". "Playing #MaryKom was not what I expected at all. The weight of telling the story of a living, national icon put a load on me that I hadn't shouldered bef
  • leana D'Cruz shares her definition of strength
    Mumbai, December 30 (IANS): Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz has shared what she believes is the definition of strength. "Strength isn't always just a big dramatic show of bravado. It isn't always a long monologue filled with inspirational words and hard hitting truths. Sometimes it's just uncurling yourself up from that ball of tears and lost confusion, cleaning yourself up, and stepping out into the world again," the actress shared on her verified Instagra
  • Jassie Gill: Music as important as food to me
    New Delhi, December 30 (IANSlife): Singer Jassie Gill, who debuted in Hindi cinema with the 2018 film 'Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi' says what he can feel via music, he wouldn't be able to feel as deeply otherwise. "Music has a big role in my life and also during these difficult times, because I am a singer. What I can feel via music, I don't think I'd be able to feel otherwise. Not just this time, music is also your feel-good companion during happiness and all o
  • Almost 50% people to ring in 2021 at home: Survey
    New Delhi, December 30 (PTI): Over 65 per cent of people polled are planning to order food online and stock up on their alcohol to ring in the New Year while close to 50 per cent will stay at home instead of going out amid COVID-19 outbreak, according to a survey. Only 10 per cent are keen on going out to hotels or restaurants while 15 per cent people have planned a holiday to either hills or a beach to bid farewell to 2020, the pan-India survey conducted by hospitality consultant A
  • Digital campaign on women's financial independence
    New Delhi, December 29 (IANSlife): Highlighting the different aspects of financial independence and well-being of women, importance of credit score while applying for loans and how financial tools and credit reports can allow women to stay on the right financial track, a new digital campaign by a Singapore-headquartered neo-banking venture has kicked off. The silver lining to the dynamic shift to WFH (work from home) culture - the 'new normal' of COVID-19 era is that women a
  • New Year Resolutions: Make 2021 the year of adventure
    New Delhi, December 29 (IANSlife): 2021 brings with it the promise of a vaccine on the horizon, and a sense of freedom and adventure as the world is eager and hopeful of travelling and returning to normalcy once again. After a year of staying home, travellers are looking to stretch their limbs and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. South Africa, with over 3,000 adventure activities, is undoubtedly the adventure capital of the world. The country has options across shark-cage divin
  • Kerala: 21-yr-old becomes India's youngest mayor
    New Delhi, December 28 (PTI): Twenty one-year-old Arya Rajendran on Monday became the youngest mayor in the country, taking charge of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation after she scored a facile win in a three-cornered election to the post. A college student and a Communist Party of India-Marxist member, she was administered the oath of office by collector Navjot Khosa at the corporation council hall. With Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance and Congress-led U