Life & Style

  • My life's best experience to work with Sanjay Dutt: Satyajeet Dubey
    Mumbai, September 17 (IANS) Actor Satyajeet Dubey says it has been the best experience of his life as an actor to work with Sanjay Dutt in " Prassthanam". "It's been the best experience of my life as an actor and as an individual so far. He treated me like his own, without being preachy he just coveys the words of wisdom from his life experiences wrapped with humour. someone who's full of life, love, and warmth. Sometimes he calls me bro and now beta," Satyajeet said. He says he
  • Your style reflects your personality: Taapsee Pannu
    New Delhi, September 17 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu says she likes to experiment with her looks and her personal style personifies independence, confidence and beauty with ease and comfort. The "Pink" star, who is the brand ambassador of Melange by Lifestyle, recently launched its new festive collection of the contemporary ethnic wear brand at DLF Mall of India in Noida. Excerpts from an interview: What is your style mantra? TP: For me, your style reflects your per
  • Vidya sports short hair as Shakuntala Devi
    Mumbai, September 17 (IANS) The first look of Vidya Balan's character of the "human computer" and maths genius Shakuntala Devi has been unveiled on social media. Vidya shared the first look on Twitter, where she is seen striking a pose in a bright red sari with a floral border, short cropped hair and a round bindi. "Excitement is multiplying each day! Time to dig into the 'root' of the mathematical genius, 'Shakuntala Devi'. 'Filming Begins," she captioned the image. "She was
  • Sara Ali Khan to bring alive Saif, Amrita's hits at IIFA Awards
    Mumbai, September 17 (IANS) Sara Ali Khan is excited but nervous about performing at the 20th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards. Sara added that she will dance to hit songs of father Saif Ali Khan and her mother Amrita Singh at the awards show. "I have been watching IIFA Awards since childhood. I have travelled with my father to IIFA Awards. I remember two years ago, IIFA was held in New Jersy and I was in New York with my father. But I couldn't attend the f
  • Groovy Madhuri Dixit poses with Wiz Khalifa
    Mumbai, September 16 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene had a great time attending Wiz Khalifa's gig in Mumbai. She also posed with the American rapper and said she had a great time grooving to his songs. Madhuri on Monday morning shared a photograph of herself along with her son, husband Sriram Nene, Grammy-nominated Indian-American songwriter-rapper Raja Kumari and Khalifa. "Thanks for showing the world yet again that music knows no boundaries of genre, age, culture etc. Wiz Kha
  • Elli AvrRam: I'm on cloud nine
    Dubai, September 16 (IANS) Actress Elli AvrRam says she is on cloud nine after bagging the Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019 award at the India International Excellence Awards (IIEA) held here. "I am delighted to have won this award. It feels amazing when your hard work is appreciated and I am grateful to IIEA for honouring me with the ‘Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019' award. I am on cloud nine. Thank you IIEA," Elli said. Lately Elli has been creating waves with the
  • Swiss watch brand H. Moser and Cie forays in India
    By Siddhi Jain (   New Delhi, Setember 16 (IANSlife) Celebrated for its precision and finesse, Swiss watchmaking is considered the industry standard. H. Moser and Cie, the Swiss brand with a mechanical watch-making tradition that goes back almost two centuries, recently forayed into the Indian market. CEO Edouard Meylan reveals what makes H. Moser and Cie so unique and why the brand is sticking to "beautiful, traditional watches" when smart watches is the trend.
  • I'm fiercely private and reserved: Diana Penty
    New Delhi, September 16 (IANSlife) Actor and model Diana Penty is the new face of Estee Lauder. She will feature in the beauty giant's latest international campaign alongside its global spokesmodels Grace Elizabeth, Joan Smalls, Anok Yai, Fei Fei Sun and Carolyn Murphy. At the launch of brand's Double Wear Fall 2019 Campaign, IANSlife got chatting with the stunning star. You're very understated in your approach to fame. Unlike other celebrities you don't hanker for press and attenti
  • Disha's mood to guide her YouTube channel content
    New Delhi, September 15 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani, an active social media user, has unveiled her YouTube channel. She says she will use the platform for putting up "unfiltered and raw" content that would vary, depending on her mood. "I believe every social media platform has its own significance. For example, Facebook is a place where we can connect with our friends while Instagram is a more visually appealing site where we try to showcase only our best pictures and videos. I can
  • I don't think about my stardom: Ajay Devgn
    New Delhi, September 15 (IANS) Ajay Devgn doesn't believe in looking back or prodding much about the future, and likes to live in the present. The actor says he doesn't care or think about stardom, and that helps him stay in touch with reality. Son of late veteran action director Veeru Devgan, Ajay entered Bollywood in 1991 with "Phool Aur Kaante". It was a hit, and Ajay's winning streak started there. "Luckily, I never had to go through struggle in my life. Everything just fe
  • Kangana Ranaut: Criticism doesn't make me bitter
    Mumbai, September 14 (IANS) She has raised her voice against Nepotism and the ill-treatment that Bollywood often reserves for outsiders, and her approach towards addressing those issues has given her a controversial image. Actress Kangana Ranaut says as long as her intention is right, she does not regret anything she said so far. "I always keep a check on my intention when I raise a voice against anything critical. Because I took names while starting the conversation on nepotism, se
  • Ileana D'Cruz claims that she sleepwalks, wakes up with bruises
    Mumbai, September 14 (IANS) Ileana D'Cruz is "almost convinced" that she walks while sleeping at night. The actress further claims she is unable to understand why is she waking up with "mysterious bumps and bruises" on her legs if she is not a sleepwalker. Ileana took to Twitter to share her concern with her fans on Saturday morning and wrote: "I'm almost entirely convinced that I sleep walk... Almost. Maybe. Probably. There's no other way to explain how I wake up with mysterious b
  • 'Indian fashion has opened its doors, windows to the world'
    New Delhi, September 14 (IANSlife) The Indian fashion is being globally recognised now more than ever, and the fact that the industry has spread its arms to the world is getting reflected in the work of and international recognition for homegrown designers, says celebrated designer Gauri Karan of the label Gauri and Nainika. "Social media has made live shows accessible to anyone, anywhere, no matter where in the world they are happening. This window to the world has forced the India
  • My husband is the wind beneath my wings: Mandira Bedi
    Mumbai, September 13 (IANS) Mandira Bedi wears many hats. Over the years, she has reinvented herself from being the lead actress of the iconic TV series "Shanti" to hosting ICC Cricket World Cup for five years, and from being a fashion designer to a fitness icon who inspires fans with workout videos on social media, besides playing strong women on the screen. The 47-year-old multitalented personality says her filmmaker husband Raj Kaushal constantly inspires her to fly higher. "My
  • Reflections of farmers' suicides, widows in Kota Neelima's paintings
    New Delhi, September 13 (IANSlife) An author, artist and researcher, Kota Neelima wears many hats and is largely known for her research and art practice that centres on rural agrarian distress. Her 2018 book, "Widows of Vidarbha, Making of Shadows", details the plight of farmers widows and so does her art that has drawn inspiration from the hope and reconciliation of these women. Neelima recently showcased here a selection of paintings and photographs from Maharashtra's Beed distric
  • Women constantly under pressure to look beautiful: Nandita Das
    Mumbai, September 12 (IANS) Actress Nandita Das, who is known to speak her heart out about societal imbalances, feels that women are constantly under pressure to look beautiful, which shouldnt be the case. Nandita was interacting with the media at the launch of flagship store, Shades of India, along with Gul Panag and Tisca Chopra on Wednesday in Mumbai. Nandita Das' 2013 campaign, Dark Is Beautiful, gained a lot of momentum as it brought forward the issue of colour discriminatio
  • Have to make India number 1 in cleanliness: Varun to Modi
    Mumbai, September 12 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the team of "Coolie No. 1" for opting for a plastic-free environment on the sets, actor Varun Dhawan thanked him for his words and said that India needs to be number one in cleanliness. Varun replied to Modi in Hindi: "Thank you Prime Minister. The education on cleanliness starts from home and I believe that the way you started the Swachta Abhiyaan in that every Indian should contribute. It is our resolve to make
  • A life dedicated to Rajasthan's traditional Dabu print
    New Delhi, September 12 (IANSlife) A casual stroll into the open Bapu Bazar of the pink city of Jaipur, and one will see a range of traditional Rajasthani textiles. Amid the Bandhej, Sanganeri and applique works, clothing and home decor items in the mud-resist Dabu print are sure to stand out. A master-printer dedicated to the craft, Ramkishore Chippa Derawala, brings the story of Dabu from his little village for the world to see. The print Dabu or Daboo, believed to have originate
  • Designer Suneet Varma says apex court reforms give him freedom
    New Delhi, September 11 (IANSlife) From the repeal of Article 377 that decriminalised same sex relationships, to the abolition of Triple Talaq, this past one year has seen some notable reforms in the country. And with art said to reflect the events of the day, these social reforms are bound to find an expression in fashion. IANSlife spoke to eminent designer Suneet Varma to understand the other trickle-down effects of these events for his fraternity. Has the repeal of Article 377
  • Grammy-winner emphasises need for gratitude, kindness
    New Delhi, September 11 (IANSlife) Thanks to her songs in Disney animated series such "Phineas and Ferb", Laura Dickinson, 39, is introduced globally as "your nine year-old daughter's favourite singer". The American vocalist and music contractor is a four-time Grammy winner, and has also lent her voice to films such as "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "War for the Planet of the Apes" and hit shows like "Modern Family" and "Supernatural". The singer was recently in Delhi for the