Life & Style

  • Mental health top of mind for learners in India in 2020
    New Delhi, December 18 (IANSlife): Responding to the ongoing pandemic, Indians turned to online learning to better understand the ways in which they are impacted and how to take care of mental and physical health. Courses on Covid-19, physical fitness, mental health and happiness, along with psychology in the healthcare domain, were among the most subscribed courses on Coursera online learning platform in 2020. The high number of Covid-19 cases in India has put immense pressure on t
  • Want to be role model for youngsters, says 92-year-old runner
    New Delhi, December 17 (IANS): N.S. Dattatreya, a 92-year-old "young man" is all set to run his first TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2020, which will begin from Sunday. Having developed an interest in marathons and walkathons in January 2019, Dattatreya has participated in 90 such events so far. In such a short time span, the retired bank manager has completed 48 physical and 42 virtual running events, including 21st Asia Masters Athletics Championship, where he bagged five gold
  • Real life 'Vivah' sees man stand by severely injured bride
    Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), December 17 (IANS): Life has again imitated art and this seems to be a perfect replay of the 2006 blockbuster "Vivah". The incident took place in the Kunda area in Pratapgarh, earlier this week, where a young girl, dressing up for her marriage, met with an accident that led to severe disability. The bride-to-be, Aarti, was getting ready for her marriage when she tumbled down a staircase while trying to save a child. She suffered a severe spin
  • Urmila's hacked Instagram account restored, few posts still missing
    Mumbai, December 17 (IANS): The official Instagram account of Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar has been restored on Thursday, a day after it was hacked. Urmila took to Instagram on Thursday afternoon to thank the platform and Mumbai Police for their quick action in restoring her account. However the actress complained that few of her posts are still missing. "And I'm back again. Thank you @instagram and @mumbaipolice for all your cooperation in retrieving my account ev
  • SpiceJet Chairman's daughter-led healthcare venture looks to support Covid vax drive
    New Delhi, December 16 (IANS): SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singhs daughter Avani Singh-led healthcare venture, which has disrupted the Covid testing market is now looking to support the countrys upcoming Covid vaccination drive. At present, the healthcare venture offers the cheapest and fastest RT-PCR testing in the country. A trained commercial pilot, a bachelor's and master's degree holder from Stanford University and having learnt the ropes working as a consultant at McKins
  • Manushi Chillar: Want to have a sustainable garden at home
    Mumbai, December 16 (IANS): Bollywood debutante and former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar wants to turn her terrace into a sustainable garden, because she thinks the future of complex, modern society lies in environmental friendly living. "I want to have a fully sustainable garden at my home because I think the future of complex, modern society will be all about self-sustenance and environmental friendly living. I have started planting different kinds of trees at my home and I c
  • Girl killed for refusing to feed brother's dogs
    Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), December 15 (IANS): A man shot dead his sister because she refused to make 'rotis' for his dogs. He then surrendered before the police. Ashish, a pet lover with several dogs, apparently lost his temper when his sister in her 20s refused to feed his pets. The incident took place in Ganga Nagar in Meerut on Monday where Ashish, a real estate dealer, asked his sister Parul to make the 'rotis'. Parul apparently refused which enraged Ashish,
  • Jessica Alba: At times I just can't be around my family
    Los Angeles, December 15 (IANS): Actress Jessica Alba says there are days when she needs a break from her family, and indulge in some me-time. Talking about managing her life as a mother and a businesswoman, Alba joked: "I told everyone in the family that I need a break from them. At times I feel that, I just can't be around my family anymore because it all comes down to me and I have had enough." During her appearance in "The Drew Barrymore Show", she als
  • Kiara Advani: There's so much more that I want to achieve
    New Delhi, December 14 (IANS): Bollywood actress Kiara Advani's career is on cruise mode, six years after she made her debut with Fugly. She has impressed in hits such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kabir Singh, Good Newwz and the digitally released Lust Stories, and she says there is much more that she wants to achieve in life. Kiara, who is currently seen in the latest Bollywood theatrical release Indoo Ki Jawaani. Asked if she has achieved it all in a short span of time, Ki
  • Swara Bhasker: Generation gap will always be there
    Mumbai, December 13 (IANS): Actress Swara Bhasker is back on screen in the web series Bhaag Beanie Bhaag, which deals with generation gap among other themes, and she says that conflict of thoughts and generational gap between parents and children are real issues. It is a reason why the show and its protagonist resonate with everyone, she adds. "It was quite an interesting character for me to portray because (her character in the show) Beanie is not like who I am in real life. I
  • Anna Kendrick's Twitter account gets hacked
    Los Angeles, December 13 (IANS): Actress Anna Kendrick became the latest victim of social media hacking as her official Twitter account was hacked for a brief period, and posted a series of offensive tweets. On Saturday, starting around 5:26 p.m., a series of tweets were sent out to Kendrick's over 7 million followers using offensive language and racial slurs, reports hollywoodreporter.com. There were approximately thirty tweets. Additionally, the website on the account wa
  • One-third Indians keen on travel during upcoming winter holiday season: Survey
    New Delhi, December 13 (IANSlife): As the world gears up to welcome the New Year with an optimistic outlook, one in every three Indians is planning to travel and vacation during the upcoming Christmas and New Year season, shows a new survey. A recent survey by travel booking platform goibibo suggests that 60 per cent respondents who are willing to travel during the winter holiday season are planning to spend the year end vacationing in the hills or by the beach. Amongst those survey
  • When Lata Mangeshkar wished 'Bade Bhai Dilip Kumar ji'
    Mumbai, December 12 (IANS): It was the one classic moment that posterity would love to cherish, about a year fraught with miseries. When Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar turned 98 on Friday, several Bollywood bigwigs shared warm greetings on social media. A very special wish came from another legend, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar. The Nightingale of India took to Twitter and posted her best wishes, along with a note for her "bade bhai Dilip Kumar ji", written in Hindi. "
  • Manmohan was preoccupied with saving coalition, Modi autocratic in 1st term: Pranab Mukherjee in memoirs
    New Delhi, December 11 (IANS): Manmohan Singh was preoccupied with saving his coalition during his second stint while Narendra Modi was "autocratic" in his first term as Prime Minister, former President Pranab Mukherjee wrote in the fourth and concluding volume of his memoirs to be posthumously published next month. He also doesn't subscribe to the theory that the Congress would not have been drubbed in the 2014 general elections had he been made the Prime Ministe
  • Dharmendra: Extremely in pain to see suffering of my farmer brothers
    Mumbai, December 11 (IANS): Veteran actor Dharmendra has extended support of the agitating farmers and urged the government to come up with a solution. "I am extremely in pain to see the suffering of my farmer brothers. Government should do something fast," the actor wrote on Twitter, along with a picture that captures him in a sombre mood. Farmers have come out in large numbers to the National Capital Region (NCR) agitating against the three new farm laws of the centra
  • Ayurvedic home remedies to shield your lungs
    New Delhi, December 11 (IANSlife): It is now known that Covid-19, which is a respiratory system-related disease, weakens the lungs of those who contract it. The pollution and dust while frequently stepping out can make the breathing process difficult for many. According to Dr Partap Chauhan, Director, Jiva Ayurveda, the chemical in the smog gets deposited within the respiratory tract and causes symptoms like wheezing, breathlessness, suffocation, and heaviness in the chest. "
  • India shows strong return to office trends, women workers lead
    Bengaluru, December 10 (IANS): Led by women workers, India is showing a strong return-to-office trend and the number of people returning to work in November has risen to 10 per cent of pre-COVID levels, a new report revealed on Thursday. Overall, 375 per cent more people returned to office in November as compared to April in the country. Based on the data collected from more than 4 lakh employees across the country, the report by hybrid workplace solutions provider WorkInSync and
  • Yogic lifestyle for winters
    New Delhi, December 10 (IANSlife): As winter comes along, the air gets crisp and dry. That has a direct effect on the metabolic functioning of the body. Yoga and Ayurveda strongly advocate to adapt with the changing seasons; hence it becomes important to make the necessary changes to your diet and exercise. Nishtha Bijlani, a Mumbai based certified Yoga Expert suggests different ways to deal with the winter chills: 1. Start your day with a warm glass of water. This helps to aid t
  • Mira Kapoor on the importance of mindful health practices
    New Delhi, December 9 (IANSlife): Mira Kapoor known has won hearts with her natural charm and personality; she keeps fans engaged on social media platforms with glowing selfies. Being a fashion icon and inspiring with her fitness routine, Mira, has always been open about health being a priority and even pursuing a course in Ayurveda to deepen her knowledge. With a mindset focused on routine, she has always been particular about a healthy daily diet. Being someone who swears by In
  • Supporting socio-emotional needs of children through Covid-19
    New Delhi, December 9 (IANSlife): As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect children and families across India, Sesame Workshop -- India and Viatris Inc. has launched new resources to support the social and emotional needs of children, parents, and other caregivers in families. The release of materials in English and other languages is designed to help young children talk through and name big feelings like stress and fear, encourage positive caregiving strategies and routines, an