Life & Style

  • Shakuntala Devi's daughter talks about film on her mom
    Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Anupama Banerji, daughter of the mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi, says the Vidya Balan-starrer "Shakuntala Devi" celebrates her mothers multifaceted personality and her zest for life.   Directed by Anu Menon, the biographical drama has Vidya as Shakuntala Devi, who was referred to as the "human computer" for her ability to do solve complex mathematical problems incredibly fast.   The screenplay is written by Menon and
  • Big B on fan wishes: 'These are the most emotional moments for me'
    Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has once again expressed how overwhelmed he is with all the love and good wishes that he has been receiving ever since he was hospitalised with Covid-19, adding that has "given and done nothing" in comparison to the affection he gets from people.   "..there is no greater love and affection that you my dearest send me in these hours of our trial .. you send me prayers .. you send me duas .. you send me the sanctity of div
  • A case for mainstreaming social and emotional learning
    New Delhi, July 19 (IANSlife) Highlighting the need to mainstream Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) within education systems, a new report launched on Nelson Mandela Day on Saturday, reviews the latest research on SEL, its impact on student health and school climate, and its transformative role in building happier classrooms.   Launched online by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), and authored by over 20 experts
  • How not to support someone through mental illness
    New Delhi, July 18 (IANSlife) All of us function because we have a mind of our own. The way we think, the way we feel and the way we interact with our environment describes and determines our mental health.   We are our mind. Our relationships, our memories, our success, our moments of fun, our view of our work and ourselves, are all a function of positive mental health. Mental health and mental ill health are a continuum, explains Dr Achal Bhagat, Senior Consultant Psychiat
  • Sports, physical activities help imbibe life values in kids: Mandira Bedi
    New Delhi, July 16 (IANSlife) Just like most parents, actor and fitness icon Mandira Bedi, who swears by the philosophy of 'sweat now, shine later', tried to ensure a healthy and active lifestyle for her son while they stay home. Asked how big of a concern is fitness of her child, she shared that as a parent, her inevitable worry has been to keep her son active during this prolonged stay at home duration. "Due to the pandemic, the kids have been completely locked inside th
  • It’s important to sometimes not do anything: Radhika Apte
    New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Radhika Apte feels "it's important to sometimes not do anything and take a break".   "There is so much going on in the world, I am just happy staying put and not thinking of the future because there is much uncertainty out there. I am just taking each day at as it comes," Radhika tells IANSlife.   The "Andhadhun" actress shares she is spending most of her time during the lockdown "d
  • World population likely to shrink after 2064: Lancet
    Washington, July 15 (IANS) World population is likely to peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion people and fall to 8.8 billion by century's end. Twenty three countries will see populations shrink by more than 50 per cent, including Japan, Thailand, Italy, and Spain, says a new analysis published in the journal The Lancet.   With 1.09 billion, India will be the most populous country by 2100, followed by Nigeria (791 million), China (732 million), the US (336 million) and Paki
  • Neha Dhupia: Motherhood taught me selflessness
    Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia says motherhood taught her what selflessness is, and also the meaning of selfless love.   "It taught me what selflessness was and what selfless love is, and I look at the world very differently," Neha told IANS while talking about motherhood.   "Everyone out there is someone's child and you know, their parents would never want them to get hurt. So, I feel like I have a far more tender and loving approac
  • 1 in 2 Indian students seeks online classes: Survey
    New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) With the coronavirus pandemic striking hard and spreading rapidly in India, nearly 44.6 per cent students in the country said they will prefer a 'School from Home' concept if given an option, a new survey revealed on Tuesday.   The survey by Brainly conducted on 2,150 individuals, showed that about 68.7 per cent of its users admitted that they had never engaged in an online class before the pandemic.   The data revealed that today
  • An online career community for women
    BY PUJA GUPTA  New Delhi, July 12 (IANSlife) During the COVID-19 pandemic the focus has been on women supporting each other to help build financial security. In these uncertain times and an economic slowdown, women are working harder than they ever did, both at home and at work.   Kool Kanya is a digital platform for women to network professionally, exchange opportunities, share opinions and ask questions. The digital space also offers career guidance, mentorship a
  • Habits you need to teach your child in a COVID-19 world
    New Delhi, July 12 (IANSlife) The fight against COVID-19 continues to take place all over the world. With most of us homebound owing to the home-sheltering and social restrictions, we have been able to spend quality time with the family.   For those with young children, managing work from home as well as keeping the little ones occupied has been challenging. Children are often bored at home and wish to go out, play and meet their friends, however that's best restricted r
  • WHO launches initiative to help 1.3bn people quit smoking
    Geneva, July 11 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was launching an initiative to help 1.3 billion global tobacco-users quit the habit during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   The Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco will help people freely access the resources they need to quit tobacco, like nicotine replacement therapy and access to a digital health worker for advice, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing on Friday.
  • Tahira Kashyap completes her fourth book during lockdown
    Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana has completed her fourth book, "The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman", during the coronavirus lockdown.   "I've finally finished writing 'The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman' and it's been such an enriching experience. I think a lot of women will relate with the book and men will find it an interesting read. The Lockdown period was perfect for me to finish and give enough time to
  • Hate desk job? It may be good for your mental health
    London, July 10 (IANS) People who work in jobs that require less physical activity - typically office and desk-based jobs - are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active, according to a study.   Lack of physical activity and exercise are known risk factors for major health conditions, including cognitive impairments such as memory and concentration problems.   "Our analysis shows that the relationship between
  • Rising global temperature creates 'enormous challenge' for meeting climate goals
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above the levels it was before the industrial era in each of the ensuing five years and there is a chance that it may exceed 1.5 degrees in at least one year, according to an analysis published by the World Meteorological Organization.   The new assessment, carried out by the UK's Met Office for the World Meteorological Organization, showed that the earth's average
  • Home-schooling tips during COVID-19
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) Parenting could be hard during a pandemic, especially when your child's physical classes are on hold. If you are helping your child learn from home or home-schooling them, a few tips can make it a positive experience.   Priyam Saharia, a parenting blogger/expert at Momspresso suggests these home-schooling tips if you are feeling overwhelmed that your home is now a school.   Use time-blocks to structure children's time  
  • Aditi Rao Hydari: Dropping 'fair' from a beauty product takes us closer to inclusivity
    Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A cosmetic brand recently dropped the word 'fair' from the name of their skin-whitening product that, till a while back, endorsed the idea of fair complexion as the parameter of beauty. Many celebrities have applauded the decision. Among them is actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who feels such a step take us a step closer to beauty inclusivity.   "I think our generation of celebrities is always standing for a world that is more inclusive. At the be
  • Facebook needs to get better at removing hate content: Sandberg
    San Francisco, July 7 (IANS) Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Tuesday pledged to root out hateful posts, saying the social network has to get better at finding and removing hateful content.   Ahead of her meeting with civil rights groups in presence of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sandberg said they are making changes – not for financial reasons or advertiser pressure, but because it is the right thing to do.   "Facebook stands firmly against hate. Being a platf
  • 63.8% Indians agree that social, gender inequality makes society dissatisfied
    New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) As per the IANS CVoter GMRA Happiness Index tracker, it is evident that most Indians wish to live in a more equitable society where people are treated equally irrespective of their social standing or gender.   In the survey conducted as part of developing an Happiness Index for India, on the question of social and gender inequality, 49.3 per cent strongly agreed with the statement that "social and gender inequality makes the society dissatisfied
  • 9 in 10 Indians think more money will make them happier
    New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads across the world infecting millions, forcing people to maintain social distancing, interrupting normal life, forcing businesses to shut shops and leading to job losses, most Indians feel that more money would make them happier.   As per the IANS CVoter GMRA Happiness Index tracker, 70.5 per cent of the respondents said they "strongly agree" to the question, "Do you think rise in income makes you happier