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  • Shimla gets season's first snowfall
    Shimla, December 28 (IANS): After a long wait, the Himachal Pradesh capital and its nearby destinations witnessed overnight snow with tourists making merry by hurling snowballs at one another, officials said on Monday. Hoteliers have cheered up with the snowfall in the hope that tourists will come in large numbers on the New Year's Eve. Tourist spots near Shimla, such Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda also experienced snowfall, making the hill stations even more picturesque. Even D
  • AR Rahman: Work that BAFTA plans to do in India far beyond Bollywood
    New Delhi, December 28 (IANS): Oscar and Grammy-winning Indian composer AR Rahman says the work that BAFTA plans to do in India with the Breakthrough Initiative will have a wide impact far beyond Bollywood. Rahman has been roped in as the ambassador of the BAFTA Breakthrough initiative in India. "The work that BAFTA plans to do in India with Breakthrough stretches far beyond Bollywood. BAFTA and I share the passion for discovering and nurturing new talent and this associatio
  • Shilpa Shukla: Working with right kind of people is important
    Mumbai, December 28 (IANS): Working with the right kind of co-actors is very important for Shilpa Shukla because it helps to enhance the creativity of a project, the actress believes. On what she keeps in mind before saying yes to a role, Shilpa told IANS: "It should sound good, that's the most essential. Then, of course, who are the people making it, who are the co-actors. Because at the end of the day it's a creative project and is only enhanced when you have the righ
  • Sara Ali Khan: I don't look at stardom
    Mumbai, December 27 (IANS): In a span of two years, Sara Ali Khan has seen the highs of glamour and has also garnered a substantial fan base. The daughter of Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh may have been born in the lap of fame, but she insists she does not believe in stardom. "I don't look at stardom. Till now, I don't use the word fans. I don't use the word star. I don't believe in these things. I think Friday to Friday -- I mean it used to be F
  • How 2021 can be the year of innovation, recovery, renewal
    New Delhi, December 26 (IANS): After a roller-coaster 2020, businesses of all sizes are trying to sustain and reset for growth and the coming year will be one of innovation, recovery and renewal, according to a new report. The unforeseen circumstances owing to the pandemic tested the organisations on their readiness to pivot and adapt to the changing situation in 2020. "While 2021 is unlikely to look like any recent year in history, it may be remembered as one in which life
  • Preity Zinta on year 2020: Hope the worst is behind us
    Mumbai, December 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta on Christmas shared a video on social media where she advised her fans to stay home, stay safe and be silly! "Merry Christmas everyone. Cannot believe this year is finally coming to an end. Hope the worst is behind us and next year will be a happy and a positive one. So stay home, stay safe and be silly. Love you all. #MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays #StayHome #StaySafe," tweeted Preity from her verified account. T
  • No stopping the New Year enthusiasts rush to 'freezing' Kashmir
    Srinagar, December 25 (IANS): Undeterred by the intense cold wave sweeping through the valley, scores of adventure sport lovers and new year enthusiasts have been rushing to Kashmir as minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh remained below the freezing point on Friday. Among these New Year enthusiasts are also honeymoon couples who are thronging the famous ski resort of Gulmarg as the minimum temperature dipped to minus 5.6 degrees Celsius. Hotels, huts and other ac
  • Prince Harry, Meghan share Christmas card
    Los Angeles, December 24 (IANS): UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have shared a Christmas card featuring their 19-month son Archie, the media reported on Thursday. The card, which reads "Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year", was shared by the London-based The Mayhew Animal Home, of which the Duchess of Sussex is a Royal Patron. on their Instagram account on Thursday. It features a photo of the Sussexes with Archie outside a miniature
  • In a first, no midnight Mass in Shimla's historic Christ Church
    Shimla, December 24 (IANS): In a first as per the living memory of old-timers, there will be no traditional Christmas religious services like midnight Mass and pealing of the bell in the neo-Gothic style Anglican Christ Church on Shimla's Ridge in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, morning prayers will be held twice inside the church on Christmas by following health protocols and after that it will be closed for the audience. Church authorities told IANS on Thursd
  • 5-month pregnant woman finishes TCS World 10K Bengaluru in 62 minutes
    Bengaluru, December 23 (IANS): One of many amazing stories of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2020 is a five-month pregnant woman completing the race in just 62 minutes. Ankita Gaur, a mom-to-be, completed her run on Sunday, despite being five months pregnant. The World 10K Bengaluru is an annual 10 km road running competition. The competition was first held in 2008. The World Athletics Gold Label Road Race is being held from December 20 to 27 via the TCSW10K App. "This is so
  • Christmas gifts, there's one for everyone
    New Delhi, December 23 (IANSlife) Christmas brings joy, lifting the spirits with cheer and hope. With a tough year coming to a close theres plenty to celebrate. Here's a curated list of goodies to choose from for that perfect gift for your loved one. Gifts for him 1. Hidesign's Diary Hidesign's in-house illustrator Shreya Swamy presents quirky sketches and humorous one liners in a beautiful, handcrafted soft-suede leather bound 2021 diary, which is sure a joyful wa
  • Radhika Apte: Don't want to do things out of pressure anymore
    New Delhi, December 23 (IANS): Actress Radhika Apte has realised she was doing a lot of work just because of the fear of missing out, and says she is now determined not to take up work under pressure. The realisation dawne don her when the world was under lockdown due to the Covid-19 crisis. "I realised that I'm grateful to get a lot of work and I have chosen work only when I wanted to do it. But there were a lot of other things I was doing with work, which are part of work
  • Lisa Mishra: Music eases pain during hardship
    New Delhi, December 22 (IANSlife): 'Saath Saath Mein', an original music video featuring the winners and mentors of digital-only musical reality show 'Smule iDiva 1, 2, 3... Riyaaz', launched on Monday. Indian American singer Lisa Mishra, who is one of the show's mentors, feels that in times of hardship, music is the ultimate alleviater of pain. "It's not just this year, I think historically we have "peace time" songs. I feel music is such a he
  • UK Covid-19 variant currently has no significant impact on vaccines: WHO
    Geneva, December 22 (IANS): Despite a number of mutations so far of the Covid-19, none of them, including the new mutant variant found in the UK, has made a significant impact on the susceptibility of the virus to any of the currently used therapeutics, drugs or the vaccines under development, according to World Health Organization (WHO) experts. Addressing a briefing here on Monday, WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said the novel coronavirus has mutated at a much slower rate
  • Much more questionable whether we will do it at all and how: Jenkins on 'Wonder Woman 3' future
    New Delhi, December 21 (PTI): With the changing cinema landscape amid the coronavirus pandemic, director Patty Jenkins says it is "questionable" whether a third film in the "Wonder Woman" franchise will be made following Warner Bros' decision to opt for a theatrical-and-digital model to release its films. Earlier this month, Warner Bros, the studio behind DC's "Wonder Woman" movies, announced a "unique one-year plan" as a strategic res
  • Stay cozy indoors this Christmas with these holiday titles
    New Delhi, December 21 (IANSlife): The holiday season is almost upon us, and like every year, this year too what's in store is a steaming mug of hot chocolate, candy canes, and recounting our favourite Christmas stories. To help us get into the holiday spirit, here's a special selection of Christmas-themed stories and shows. From timeless Christmas tales to mysteries with a holiday spin, these picks by Audible are great to tune into with loved ones and family. Christmas S
  • I have always enjoyed writing: Chitrangda Singh
    New Delhi, December 20 (IANS) Seventeen years back, she made every critic take note of her debut performance in Sudhir Mishra's 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi'. She laughs that she could never better it. "Now I think I should not even try to. There was this magic about it -- the story, the director, the time. Sometimes everything comes together for you. I feel touched and lucky to have it as my first film and keep telling Sudhir to make another one. Pritish Nandy, the produ
  • Meet the woman who choose a career in cycling at 51
    Jaipur, December 19 (IANS): Proving the adage 'age no bar,' Renu Singhi, a Jaipur-based sportswoman chose cycling as her career when she was 51 year old. "Four years back, I decided to take up cycling after my responsibilities were over. I always had a desire to do well in sports and hence I chose cycling," Renu told IANS. Within a span of four years, she has completed long bicycle events with distances of 100, 200, 300, 400, and 600 km multiple times and won a
  • Women become easy targets in politics, says Urmila
    New Delhi, December 19 (PTI): Actor-politician Urmila Matondkar says women are often easily targeted in the world of politics, but it is important for them to stay focused. During a virtual session of "We The Women" with journalist Barkha Dutt on Friday night, the Shiv Sena leader said politics has become a "poisonous" field for everybody, including women, but she was aware of it when she decided to join the field. "I knew it will be tough but so was the
  • Home decor ideas for Christmas 2020
    New Delhi, December 18 (IANSlife): After a year full of turbulence, Christmas seems to be that first ray of light that touches the surface of earth and fills the quit life into a bustling one. People have finally come out of their home and started cleaning their houses to prepare for Christmas. Decorations are in line, regardless of day or night. Christmas is all about giving and receiving the happiness to people which matter to you the most. To make the maximum out of this festival