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  • Bhumi: Feels amazing to have another 100-cr film under my belt
    Mumbai, November 23 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar is "thrilled" on seeing "Bala" receive so much love from the audience and crossing the Rs 100-crore mark at box office. "It is an important film that says very, very important things for everyone to hear and think about. I'm glad that the people are giving it so much love. Having another Rs 100 crore hit under my belt is obviously an amazing feeling but what's even more sweeter is that socially relevant films like 'Toilet: Ek Prem Ka
  • Zero scorer turns astrophysicist, Pichai lauds
    New Delhi, November 22 (IANS) Google CEO Sundar Pichai were among some of the world's top tech leaders and scientists who commended a woman for pursuing science despite scoring zero on a quantum physics exam only a few years ago. Today Sarafina Nance is doing PhD in astrophysics at one of top institutions in the world, the University of California, Berkeley. The 26-year-old astrophysicist is researching supernovae. "4 years ago I got a 0 on a quantum physics exam. i met with my p
  • Rani Mukerji to be at Eden on Day 1 of D/N Test
    Kolkata, November 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji will be in attendance at the iconic Eden Gardens on the first day of the historic pink ball Test match between India and Bangladesh beginning Friday. She will be seen promoting her upcoming film "Mardaani 2". "This is the first time I will be watching a match at Eden Gardens. I have always heard from my parents that the atmosphere at Eden is electrifying. It's going to be quite an experience for me to watch a cricket match l
  • As a fan, Day-Night Test makes sense: Sania Mirza
    Kolkata, November 22 (IANS) She is undoubtedly the biggest name when it comes to India's representation in the women's tennis circuit, but on Friday it was all about cricket for Sania Mirza. In the city to witness India's maiden Day-Night Test at the historic Eden Gardens, Sania said that there was no saying 'no' to friend Sourav Ganguly. Speaking to IANS, Sania said that it was amazing to be a part of something as historic as the pink ball Test and said that it does make sense as a
  • Big B: Everytime I work with Balki, he comes up with weird ideas
    Panaji, November 21 (IANS) The Amitabh Bachchan Retrospective opened on Thursday as part of Indian Panorama at the ongoing 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), with the screening of R. Balki's "Paa". "Paa", which won Bachchan a National Award as Best Actor, has the actor playing a child suffering from progeria, a rare genetic disorder. Noting the unusual plot of the film -- as well as the other films he has worked on with Balki -- the veteran actor said: "Every
  • Kids who miss breakfast get lower grades: Study
    London, November 20 (IANS): Parents, take a note. If you want your kids to score good marks, make sure they had their breakfast, as researchers have found that students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower grades than those who ate it frequently. Adding together all of a student's exam results, they found that students who said they rarely ate breakfast achieved nearly two grades lower than those who rarely missed their morning meal. For the study, publishe
  • Yoga improves sleep, reduces lower back pain
    New York, November 20 (IANS): Yoga and physical therapy(PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, a new study suggests. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research from Boston University in US, showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, which suggests a long-term benefit of these non-pharmacologic approac
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Life a continuous repair job
    Mumbai, November 20(IANS) Life never gives up and urges one to never give up easily. Thats the quality of life, says Amitabh Bachchan. The Bollywood veteran, who was not long ago discharged from a Mumbai hospital, has penned his thoughts about life on his blog. He has mentioned how a person has to undergo struggles daily, notwithstanding obstacles like "the filth, the dirt the slush the rain and heat" and still survive to keep fighting the next because life is "a continuous repair j
  • Mandira Bedi: Society looked differently at me for delaying my pregnancy
    Mumbai, November 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Mandira Bedi, who is also an entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast, says society always judges a woman if she has a successful career after marriage and motherhood. The actress, who is hosting the digital show "Shaadi Fit!", said: "Living in Indian society, as a woman you tend to face several stereotypes. When I decided to delay my pregnancy due to work commitments, it was the most difficult decision I had to make. I was looked at different
  • 10-yr-old's Christmas list hit with Twitterati
    New Delhi, November 18 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl's wish-list of items she looks forward to when Papa Xmas -- Santa Claus -- visits at the stroke of midnight on December 25 has won hearts of millions. The letter was shared on Twitter on November 14, with a picture of the list. It has 26 items including, an iPhone 11, $4,000 in cash, ear pods, Mac book air, a real bunny, "Hiydra flask", and pink pumas. One user said that if his 10-year-old saw this list she might go "out of her min
  • Shilpa Shetty: Life is just so complicated today
    Mumbai, November 18 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra says life has become very complicated today, with people putting so much pressure on their relationships. Shilpa, who is married to businessman Raj Kundra and has a son, opened up about her love beliefs when she appeared in an episode of VOOT's fitness chat show "TikTok presents Work It Up" with host Sophie Choudry. In a segment, she agreed that love was simpler in the 1990s. "We didn't have phones. Mobiles came in the la
  • Bon Appetit! Katy Perry enthralls fans with her Firework
    Mumbai, November 17 (IANS) With over 25,000 fans, pop icon Katy Perry's mesmerising performance blew the audience away at the OnePlus music festival held at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. On Saturday night, after seven years, Katy performed in India. She had previously performed at the opening ceremony of 2012 Indian Premier League in Chennai. "I was overwhelmed with the energy and love I felt as I performed. I had goosebumps when they sang along with me to their favorite s
  • Charlize Theron won't ever 'compromise' for a man
    Los Angeles, November 17 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron has said she wants to find love again and be in a relationship but she won't ever "compromise" anything in her life to please a man. "I'd love to meet somebody and that is something I even think can happen. I'm just not willing to compromise if something doesn't feel right. That's something that has definitely changed for me after I got to my forties, Theron told HELLO! magazine, reports She added: "I thin
  • Lili Reinhart on dealing with anxiety: It's Frustrating
    Los Angeles, November 16 (IANS) Actress Lili Reinhart has opened up about her "frustrating" battle with anxiety and depression, saying it has taken time to realise she was "just a human whos feeling something in a different way than some other people would". The "Riverdale" actress spoke to Glamour magazine about her mental health struggles, sharing her difficulties are still very much ongoing, reports "I've experienced depression and anxiety. Not constantly, but
  • Vaani Kapoor: Insecurity hasn't crept into my life so far
    New Delhi, November 16 (IANS) She has been around for six years in the glitzy world of Bollywood but has done just four films. Actress Vaani Kapoor seems to be taking it slow and steady in the Hindi film industry. She says insecurity has not crept into her life so far because she believes in giving her 100 per cent dedication to the work she does. "You only feel insecure when you let insecurities creep into your life. It hasn't so far in my life," Vaani told IANS. She added: "Of
  • Meghan Markle still waiting for her UK citizenship
    London, November 16 (IANS) Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was still waiting to be granted a British citizenship despite applying for it two years ago and being married to Prince Harry for 18 months, a media report said on Saturday. "Meghan is not yet a British citizen," a friend of the Duchess confirmed to The Daily Mail. "It might seem extraordinary, given that she's been married to the Queen's grandson (Prince Harry) for 18 months, but she accepts that it's a slow process," th
  • Air pollution depicts environment degradation: Roshni Nadar
    New Delhi, November 16 (IANS) Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Vice Chairperson of HCL Technologies says degradation of environment has direct adverse effect on people and the most real example is the severe poor air quality of Delhi. Malhotra, part of the $9.3 billion organisation and Founder and Trustee of The Habitats Trust, told IANS: "The need to protect our remaining forests and green cover & wetlands is urgent as that is what keeps our air breathable. "With a population of 1.3 b
  • Rani Mukerji: 'Mardaani 2' has an important social message
    Mumbai, November 15 (IANS) Rani Mukerji is all geared for "Mardaani 2", which she hopes that the entire nation watches as it is inspired by some very disturbing true events. The actress says the film has an important social message. "'Mardaani 2' has an important social message and the entire plan has been built to spread this message as wide, to as many people as possible. I'm overwhelmed by the reactions and really happy that our trailer has struck a chord with audiences," Rani sa
  • Taapsee Pannu: Education is solution to all problems
    Mumbai, November 14 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu believes that education is the solution to all problems. She recently shot for a Karamveer episode for the show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 11" where she was accompanied by Achyuta Samanta from Kalarabanka, Odisha. He had started the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), which provides free accommodation, food, healthcare and education to the tribal children of Odisha. He is also the founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Tec
  • Vidya Balan reveals her all-time favourite movies
    Mumbai, November 13 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says she loves comedy films, adding that she can't stop laughing every time she watches Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1979 classic "Gol Maal", starring Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt. "I find the old 'Gol Maal' crazily funny. Everytime Utpal Dutt says 'achhaaa', I can watch that scene on loop and keep laughing. Also, when he and Shubha Khote are running around the house and she hits him with a stick -- the scene is just hilarious. I love slapstic