Life & Style

  • Akshaye Khanna: Reading about myself makes me uncomfortable
    By Sugandha Rawal    New Delhi, September 28 (IANS) Akshaye Khanna doesn't like to be constantly written about or photographed, and barley reads stuff about himself. The actor says he doesn't want to lead his life under the spotlight, adding that reading about himself makes him uncomfortable. "It is much more now than the time when I started out. That time there was nothing like that," Akshaye told IANS while opening up about how the level of public scrutiny has
  • Positive social relationships boost self-esteem: Study
    New York, September 28 (IANS) Researchers have found that positive social relationships, support and acceptance helps shape the development of self-esteem in people. "For the first time, we have a systematic answer to a key question in the field of self-esteem research: Whether and to what extent a person's social relationships influence his or her self-esteem development, and vice versa, and at what ages," said study author Michelle A. Harris from the University of Texas. "The a
  • Dia Mirza, Alec Baldwin host UN's Champions Gala again
    New York, September 28 (IANS) Indian actress Dia Mirza and American actor Alec Baldwin hosted the United Nations' Champions Gala 2019 for the second time here. She is happy to have shared the stage with the comedian, who she thinks is "so driven, honest and committed to sustainability and climate action". "The Champions Gala is a very special and personally inspiring evening for me. At a time when we need mobilised action immediately, these dedicated Champions are leading the way.
  • Nations become more religious as population ages: Study
    Moscow, September 27 (IANS) As the proportion of older people increases in a country, the chances of the its society becoming more religious also go up, says a study. Older people are more inclined to believe in God and believe it is important to instil religion in children. The research suggests that that population ageing can possibly slow down the transition from religious to secular values. The study, published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, predicts
  • Overwhelmed Big B feels 'not worthy' of Dadasaheb
    Mumbai, September 26 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is being feted with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, is still feeling overwhelmed days after the Award was announced, and says he is "not worthy" of the prestigious honour. Amitabh took to his blog and poured his heart out. "The overwhelming love and appreciation from the moment of the declaration of the DPA (Dadasaheb Phalke Award) has been most humbling... It numbs you into a block of ice that has been kept away from the war
  • Kareena looks enchanting in figure hugging dress
    Mumbai, September 27 (IANS) Actress and fashionista Kareena Kapoor Khan stunned in beautiful pastel coloured figure hugging dress. Kareena was sported wearing a dress with a sweetheart neckline and balloon sleeve inserts. She paired the ensemble with Serpenti coil neck piece by the the lable BVLGARI. To complete her look, Kareena wore her hair in a sleek bun and nude make-up. On the work front, she is currently seen co-judging dance-based reality show "Dance India Dance".
  • Disha Patani: I don't consider myself a hot person
    Mumbai, September 27 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani raises the temperature whenever she shares her photos of working out or just posing by a pool in a bikini. Her fans think she is hot, but she begs to differ. "I don't consider myself as a hot person. I am very much like a tomboy in real life. It's only because of my photoshoots that people consider me to appear 'hot'! I am a regular girl who believes in simplicity," Disha told IANS. As for social media, she said: "Social media is a
  • 67% of India's 451mn Internet users are male: IAMAI
    New Delhi, September 26 (IANS) About 67 per cent of India's 451 million monthly active Internet users are male, according to a report brought out by industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). In terms of Internet users, India is now second only to China, but with only 36 per cent Internet penetration in India, there is still much headroom for growth, said the report titled "India Internet 2019". The gender gap is higher in rural areas as the report showed tha
  • Shweta Tiwari returns to TV after three years
    Mumbai, September 25 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tiwari, known for her telly-bahu stint on "Kasautii Zindagii Kay" and as a winning contestant of "Bigg Boss", will return to the world of television after a gap of three years. Shweta will play a Punjabi character in "Mere Dad Ki Dulhan", a coming-of-age story that will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television. "I am coming back on television screens after three years and I have selected 'Mere Dad Ki Dulhan' as my comeback show because
  • Zoya Akhtar: Literary world an untapped source of inspiration
    Mumbai, September 25 (IANS) Hindi and other regional authors do not enjoy a lot of Bollywood attention when it comes to films based on literature, feels filmmaker Zoya Akhtar. "I think the marriage of their (Hindi authors) content and (film industry) storytellers and producers hasn't happened yet. It's sad but true. A lot of people don't read to start with. They don't even read the language they're comfortable in. They're not going to read translated works, and there's no media arou
  • Bollywood actors happy to be caught in the web world
    By Natalia Ningthoujam (   New Delhi, September 24 (IANS) How much can an actor shine in a two-hour film? The fact that the world of web series has opened up varied shades of characters, more than mainstream films in India have ever done, has not gone unnoticed by an incredibly talented lot of the industry. And if they are lucky enough to bag a role in big digital projects, the big bucks will follow. No wonder, actors as Pankaj Tripathi -- regarded as prop cast till the
  • Nicole Kidman feels her kids chose Scientology over her
    Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman says her children with former husband Tom Cruise chose Scientology over her. Kidman adopted Isabella, now 26, and Connor, now 24, with Cruise. Kidman grew apart from them when they followed Cruise into the Church of Scientology. She is now trying to heal the rift. "Motherhood is about the journey. There are going to be incredible peaks and valleys, whether you are an adopting mother or a birth mother. What a child needs is love. Th
  • Genelia, Riteish's meme exchange is hilarious
    Mumbai, September 23 (IANS) Bollywood couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh indulged in a funny meme war on social media. The two took to social media to troll each other by sharing laugh-worthy memes. Riteish who started the Twitter war with Genelia by sharing a meme that read: "Behind every angry woman stands a man who has absolutely no idea what he did wrong." Genelia replied to him with a meme that read: "I don't usually pay attention to what my husband says. But wh
  • For thoughtful gifting
    By Puja Gupta    New Delhi, September 24 (IANSlife) Festivals are the time when we strengthen new relationships and celebrate the old ones with the joy of gifting. But gifting can get overwhelming - starting from what to give, how to give, where to it buy from and will they like it or not. But people say it is not the gift, but the thought that counts. Rahul Jain, co-founder and business head of eCraftIndia, suggests some thoughtful options gifting without having to thi
  • Man credits Apple Watch for saving his father's life
    San Francisco, September 23 (IANS) A man from city of Spokane in Washington State has credited Apple Watch for saving his father's life after a biking accident. Gabe Burdett was waiting for his father Bob at their pre-designated location for some mountain biking at the Riverside State Park when he received a text alert from his dad's Apple Watch, saying it had detected a "hard fall". The Watch also provided his father's location. Burdett later received another update from the
  • Try best not to let criticism get to me: Shraddha Kapoor
    Mumbai, September 22 (PTI) Shraddha Kapoor has had two big releases in past one month -- "Saaho" and "Chhichore" -- with the former receiving negative reviews but good box office numbers and the latter getting both critical as well as commercial success. The actor, who was away from the big screen for almost a year filming back-to-back projects, said while success and failure are part of an artist's journey, she doesn't let the negativity overpower her. "As an actor, you
  • Will Smith defends his alcohol use
    Los Angeles, September 22 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith got defensive when his wife and actress Jada Pinkett Smith confronted him about his alcohol consumption habits, and said "that's my personal business". In a preview of an episode of "Red Table Talk", co-host Jada is seen confronting her husband about his drinking habits, reports dailymail.co.uk. The actor appeared to get defensive by the question, because it was asked in front of his three kids. "How often are you drin
  • What it takes to walk the runway
    New Delhi, September 22 (IANSlife) A runway model must have a good body, but more importantly she must have confidence, attitude, style, grace and versatility IANSlife spoke to the jury who selected fresh faces for the upcoming Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week (LMIFW) SS'20 to find out what it takes to be a runway model. The 34th edition of India's biggest fashion event will be held from October 9 to 13 at the National Stadium in the capital. *Payal Jain, Jury: It's in the attitud
  • Kindness is top priority in long-term relationship: Study
    London, September 21 (IANS) One of the top qualities that people look for in a long-term relationship is kindness, a new research suggests. For the study published in the Journal of Personality, the research team picked over 2,700 college students from across the globe and asked them to build themselves an ideal lifelong partner by using a fixed budget to 'buy' characteristics. While traits like physical attractiveness and financial prospects were important, the one that was give
  • Dhoni's wife questions daily Ranchi power cuts
    Ranchi, September 20 (IANS) Former Indian captain and Ranchi boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife on Friday questioned the 4-7 hours of power cuts in the state capital every day. "People in Ranchi experience power cuts every single day. It ranges 4 to 7 hours daily. There has been no electricity for past five hours that September 19, 2019. There is no reason for power cut as weather is good and there is no festival. I hope reason is addressed by concerned authorities," Sakshi Singh Dhoni