Life & Style

  • The world needs more wicked women: Angelina Jolie
    Los Angeles, Aug 6 (IANS) Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says wicked women are just women who are tired of injustice and abuse, and the world needs more of them. "What is it about the power of a woman free in mind and body that has been perceived as so dangerous throughout history?," the actress questioned as she started putting her thoughts down, in an essay she penned for "Elle" magazine's September issue. "Like the ultimate conspiracy theory, anything you couldn't explain -
  • Shilpa Shetty's new pic motivates fans to stay fit
    Mumbai, August 6 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty's love for fitness is only too well known, and the actress never tires of encouraging fans to follow a regime to stay in shape. The 44-year-old actress has now shared a picture on Instagram, where she is seen working out. The accompanying text reads: "30 days to make a habit, 90 days to make it a lifestyle. #ShilpaKaMantra." "The start will always be the toughest hurdle to cross. But the day you begin, is also the day you've won half tha
  • It's shameful to put a price on a girl: Parineeti
    New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Even though dowry is illegal in India since 1961, it is still prevalent, and actress Parineeti Chopra is shocked at how Indian families consider it a "gift". "Everyone knows that dowry is illegal and immoral but they practice it. What makes me angry is that people have renamed it 'gift' so that it sounds good. Dowry simply means that you are putting a price on the girl and buying her. "We call ourselves modern but then what are we doing? To look superior,
  • I want to connect with the world in deeper way: Tabu
    New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Actress Tabu says she has been struggling with herself for almost a decade now, trying to understand who she is, what she stands for, and how she wants to live. The critically-acclaimed actress says she has now realised that the answers lie in connecting with the world in a "much larger and deeper way". "When you are younger, you want different things in life. I was 16 when I started in the industry. At that time, you don't know anything. You are just go
  • Sourav Ganguly praises new 'Mission Mangal' promo
    New Delhi, August 3 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly was among many celebrities who tweeted praise for the upcoming film "Mission Mangal", for celebrating women who believe "the sky is not the limit", after the makers released its new promo across various regional languages. The new promo released in Sourav's mother tongue Bengali, besides in Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi among other languages. In each of these promos, the film's hero Akshay Kumar is seen reciting
  • People get defensive when presented with hard facts: Sonakshi Sinha
    New Delhi, August 2 (PTI) There is something wrong with the population explosion in India and "Khandaani Shafakhana" tries to raise awareness about it, says actor Sonakshi Sinha. The actor believes that films hold a mirror to the society but mere facts are not enough to convince people. "The human nature is such that if you attack someone with facts head on, and show them what is wrong, they always get defensive. But when you say it in a light hearted way, and lace it wit
  • #ForAssam: musical stars unite to rebuild Assam
    Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Singers Papon, Aditi Singh Sharma, Shilpa Rao, Benny Dayal, Akriti Kakar, Neeti Mohan, and Richa Sharma, along with the composer-singer duo of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, have initiated an effort to use the power of music to help rebuild life in flood-hit Assam. They have got together for #ForAssam, a fundraiser initiative to support victims of the Assam floods. "This is our contribution to revive the spirit of the land of the river and blue
  • #PMModiOnDiscovery takes Twitter by storm
    New Delhi: In this undated image provided by Discovery channel is seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi featuring in the channel's popular franchise ‘Man Vs Wild’ with world renowned survivalist and adventurer Bear Grylls. (PTI Photo)     New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi making an appearance on popular Discovery Channel's show "Man Vs Wild" has taken the world of social media by storm. It all started with a tweet on July 29 by a
  • Tanishaa feels good films aren't being made in Hindi
    Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actress Tanishaa Mukerji claims that good films aren't being made in the Hindi film industry, which is why she has launched her production house.   "You think good films are being made?" Tanishaa countered, when a reporter asked her if she planned to make a comeback in Hindi films. "If I get a quality film offer, I will definitely do it. Nowadays, the web has become a great platform. I want to make films and, hopefully, I will start shooting for a film
  • Hubby Anand the best thing to happen to me: Sonam Kapoor
    Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) As her husband and businessman Anand Ahuja turned a year older on Tuesday, actress Sonam Kapoor penned a post for him, calling him the "kindest and noblest" person. "Happy happy birthday to the love of my life. To the kindest, noblest and most idealistic person I know. You are the best thing that happened to me. I hope you get to do all that you dream of. And contribute in all the ways you have always wanted to. You're simply the best, better than all the
  • How motherhood changed Lara Dutta's life
    Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actress Lara Dutta-Bhupathi says motherhood has been her "most fulfilling" role in life. "I don't know if there is any such thing as a transition into motherhood. No matter how much you prepare before the child is born, you get (a taste of) the reality the day your child is born," Lara told IANS. "However, I also think for me today, it is by far the most fulfilling role that I play in my life, regardless of everything else that I've done -- and it's
  • Fears arise as WhatsApp plans Pay feature in India
    New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) As Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced launching its Payments service in India later this year, the fears of data privacy came back to the fore, with the government reportedly asking the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to ensure that users' data are not shared.   The NPCI is an umbrella organization for all retail payments in India. The RBI guidelines say that all digital payment firms such as WhatsApp, Google Pay and others must st