Life & Style

  • Challenges social media content creators face today
    Mumbai, November 3 (IANS) Keeping fans engaged and dealing with trolls are not the only challenges that bother new-age Instagrammers or YouTubers. Maintaining a balance between their original content and that promoted by the brands they collaborate with, is on top of the mind of some of India's successful social media creators. For YouTube and Instagram sensation Sejal Kumar, shedding inhibitions is the key to success in the social media space. "We are the first generation creato
  • Ewan McGregor: I feel I'm not really a part of showbiz
    New Delhi, November 3 (IANS) Ewan McGregor is taking forward the story of the cult classic "The Shining" with "Doctor Sleep" and will soon return to the "Star Wars" universe as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. But the actor still feels like an outsider in showbiz. He says although he loves his job, he doesnt spend time trying to understand or be a part of the movie industry. "I don't know if I'm old enough to feel like I remember… I'm remembering the way it used to be, which is sort o
  • India, S Korea to celebrate cherry blossoms fest in Meghalaya
    Shillong, November 1 (IANS) India and South Korea are preparing to jointly celebrate the unique autumn flowering of Himalayan cherry blossoms in the mountainous state of Meghalaya, the event organisers said on Friday. This is the first time that India and South Korea are partnering to celebrate the four- day 4th International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 13 to 16 at the Polo grounds here. Japan had partnered with India in the third edition of the festival held here last
  • Big B urges people to support Indian athletes
    Mumbai, November 1 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has appealed people to cheer and support Indian athletes the same way they shower support to other sports, especially cricket. On the Friday episode of "Kaun Banega Crorepati", champion sprinters Dutee Chand and Hima Das will be felicitated for their victories. On the show, Big B asked: "Just like the studio audience present here cheered for you and gave you a standing ovation, do a lot of Indians come for your athletic
  • Abhishek wishes his 'principessa' Aishwarya on birthday
    Mumbai, November 1 (IANS) On Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's 46th birthday on Friday, actor Abhishek Bachchan shared a dreamy post on his his actress-wife, whom he fondly called "principessa". Abhishek on Thursday took to Instagram, where he shared a photograph of Aishwarya, who looked like a princess in a stunning floor-sweeping gown. "Happy birthday Principessa!" he captioned the image. "Principessa" is Italian for princess. Abhishek and Aishwarya announced their engagement in J
  • Ananya Panday: This is the most special year of my life
    Mumbai, October 31 (IANS) Ananya Panday has no time for things most girls her age relish doing -- not even celebrate her birthday. She isn't, however, complaining. Rather, the "Student Of The Year 2" debutant, who turned 21 on October 30, is happy to have spent a working birthday this year. She says the day highlighted the most special year of her life. "I think this has been the most special year of my life. I actually got to live my dream of becoming an actor. That's what I wanted
  • Zimbabwean girl wrestles crocodile to save friend's life
    Harare, October 30 (IANS) A schoolgirl in Zimbabwe has wrestled a large crocodile by jumping on its back and gouging its eyes to save her friend from the grasp of the reptile, reports said. According to reports, a 9-year-old girl, Latoya Muwani, was attacked by a crocodile while swimming with her friends in Sinderela village. Her friend, Rebecca Munkombwe, jumped on the back of the crocodile when she heard Latoya's screams as the reptile was pulling her away. "I was eldest amo
  • Yami is ambassador for HP govt's Global Investors' Meet
    Mumbai, October 30 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam has been roped in as the brand ambassador of the Rising Himachal Global Investors Meet 2019 by the Himachal Pradesh government. Excited about the event, Yami, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, said: "I am thrilled that the State Government thought of me for this event. Though the event is close on the heels of my release 'Bala', I will wrap up my promotions in time to be at the event. As a proud Himachali, I see boundless promise in
  • Vicky, Katrina spark off rumours at Diwali party
    Mumbai, October 29 (IANS) A video gone viral shows Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal coming out of a mutual friend's Diwali party together. Although the two actors emerged from the party together, they eventually left in their cars, reports timesofindia.com. They did a brief photo-op for waiting lenspersons and media crew before going their ways. In the video, both the stars cut an ethnic style statement. While Vicky teams a sherwani with a kurta-pyjama ensemble, Kat
  • This is how Bollywood stars celebrated Diwali 2019
    Mumbai, October 28 (IANS) All dressed up and looking gorgeous in stunning ensembles, Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Sara Ali Khan among many others celebrated the festival of lights with their near and dear ones. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who threw a Diwali bash this year post-hospitalisation, took to Twitter on Sunday and shared a throwback picture of himself along with her daughter Shweta and a black and white picture of his wife Jaya Bachc
  • Big B posts throwback Diwali pics with Jaya, Shweta
    Mumbai, October 28 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has posted two throwback Diwali photographs of himself on social media, and the fans are simply loving it. In the first photograph, Big B is seen with daughter Shweta as a little girl, where she is burning a sparkler. In the other, a black-and-white image, wife Jaya burns a sparkler even as he lookson. Big B took to Twitter to share the two photographs. "Diwali greetings to all .. peace prosperity and ful
  • Work keeps me grounded: Raveena Tandon
    Mumbai, October 26 (IANS) Raveena Tandon turned a year older on Saturday, and it was a working birthday for the "Mohra" actress. Raveena, who is currently judging the dance based reality TV show "Nach Baliye 9", reserved the day for work and quality time with her family. "Usually on birthdays, people examine their lives. I think it's best to do that while at work. My family is the centre of everything I do. Spending time with loved ones and my kids helps me appreciate the little
  • Deepika Padukone says Jio MAMI is a learning experience for her
    Mumbai, October 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone, who attended the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star 2019, is quite impressed by the reaction of the audience and movie enthusiasts at the festival. Deepika, who is Chairperson of the festival, shared her experience: "I think I managed to learn a lot in the last couple of months that I have been here at the festival in the process, I also watched some of the films that was screening from 190 movies…I had the
  • Madhuri Dixit launches YouTube channel
    Mumbai, October 24 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene has has launched her YouTube channel, through which she will give fans a glimpse into her personal life. "YouTube is a platform that I've been wanting to explore for a long time. I love interacting with my fans in new and interesting ways, and a YouTube channel was an obvious choice. It's going to be all things personal and candid with sneak peek into my personal and work life. I'm really excited. Looking forward to a great experi
  • A platform to showcase your talent
    New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) After its successful launch at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018,'Circular Design Challenge has announced the its second edition.   The programme provides a platform for young fashion/accessory designers and entrepreneurs to showcase and win a prize for their innovative ideas and collections made by using materials from diverse waste sources including plastic.   Circular Design Challenge in partnership with the United Nations
  • Konkona Sen Sharma: I belong to the moviewatching community
    Mumbai, October 24 (IANS) National Award-winning actress and filmmaker Konkona Sen Sharma says she loves to watch and share films at film festivals because she feels the audience comprises pure movielovers and she belongs to that "moviewatching" community. Konkona was present at Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star, where Seema Pahwa's directorial debut "Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi", which features her, was screened. "I have been attending MAMI from even before I shifted base t
  • Sona Mohapatra: I am an artist, not an activist
    Mumbai, October 23 (IANS) Whether it is her rendition of the Punjabi folk song "Ambarsariyaan", her Odiya folk song "Rangabati" or the recent "Tori Surat", Sona Mohapatra has managed to make her space as a singer and independent stage performer over the past 13 years. While her strong opinions on inequality in the music industry and her lending a voice to #MeToo movement have dragged her into controversy, Sona says her outspoken nature does not make her an activist but a true-blue arti
  • Taapsee, Bhumi pledge to support girl child empowerment
    Mumbai, October 22 (IANS) Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have pledged to support the cause of girl child empowerment. The two actresses joined hands with the NGO Plan India for this purpose. Taapsee said: "I am very happy to be associated with such a great cause. Empowering girl child, educating them and making them independent, is something which we really need to do right now." Adding their bit to the cause, Taapee and Bhumi will also take a pledge for the cause. They will
  • William and I are on different paths: Prince Harry
    London, October 21 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry has admitted that he and Prince William were on "different paths", in the first public acceptance of a rift between the two brothers, a media report said on Monday. In the comments made in ITV an documentary which was broadcast on Sunday night, the Duke of Sussex acknowledged that there had been deepening tensions between himself and William, following months of speculation about the state of the brothers' relationship, The Daily Mail
  • Farah Khan: Justifying a film's big budget is also a task
    Mumbai, October 21 (IANS) From her debut in Bollywood as a choreographer with the film "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar" to her first success as a film director with the Shah Rukh Khan-Sushmita Sen starrer "Main Hoon Naa" and becoming the judge of one of hit reality show "Indian Idol", Farah Khan has made her presence felt in every medium she has stepped into. Now that she is hosting a quiz show for a mobile app and gearing up to direct a new film, Farah says, although getting big budget as a f