Life & Style

  • Covid-infected mother gives birth to healthy girl in Delhi
    New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman, diagnosed with Covid-19, gave birth to a healthy girl at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here and the new-born tested negative for the infection. The woman tested positive after compulsory preliminary tests, and was denied admission in several hospitals and was brought to the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in a critical condition, the hospital said in a statement. "At the Indraprastha Apollo, under the supervision of Kiranabala Da
  • Man lugs pregnant wife, kid 700 km home on cart
    New Delhi, May 15 (PTI): A migrant labourer hailing from Madhya Pradesh embarked on a journey back home from Hyderabad on foot over two weeks back due to the lockdown, pulling his pregnant wife and a two-year-old daughter on a makeshift wooden cart, has reached his home state, an official said on Friday.   Their 17-day arduous journey, during which they claimed to covered a distance of over 700 kms, finally ended on Thursday after they reached Lanjhi in Balaghat district, th
  • Esha Gupta: Wish youngsters live in real world than virtual world
    Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Model-actress Esha Gupta, who making her digital debut with the new season of the upcoming web series "REJCTX", says that the new generation tends to be attracted to lust, greed and crime due to the overexposure to the virtual world. "I think these days, youngsters have more first-world problems rather than real-world issues. Their problems can be, 'why am I not getting more likes and popularity among peers on social media?' Their problem can be as unreal as,
  • Stress levels, uncertainty will increase post-pandemic: Rachna Singh
    Lifestyle & relationship expert Rachna Khanna Singh.(IANS)   New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Stress levels and uncertainty will increase for professionals post the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown it has caused due to fears of layoffs or overwork due to the heavy backlog that awaits them if an and when they return to work, says lifestyle & relationship expert and practicing therapist Rachna Khanna Singh, whose work over the last 20 years has touched over 10 lakh l
  • Lakshmi Manchu: Interesting time awaits cinema post pandemic
    New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Lakshmi Manchu feels if the novel coronavirus is here to stay, so is the thriving culture of cinema. The Telugu actress says the ongoing pandemic will bring a lot of logistical changes, and it will be interesting to witness the evolution of showbiz post pandemic. "It is definitely going to be an interesting time for cinema going forward," Lakshmi told IANS when asked about the future of cinema post Covid-19. "Lots of logistical changes will need to be mad
  • Lara Dutta takes fans back to her Miss Universe crowning moment in 2000
    Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi has been reliving her Miss Universe 2000 victory day on May 12 through a series of photos in which she is seen participating in the swimsuit round, gracefully posing in an evening gown and finally wearing the prestigious crown. "20 years to the day!! 12 th May 2000, Nicosia, Cyprus. What a wonderful gift to receive from the universe! One I'm eternally grateful for @feminamissindia missdivaorg timesofindia @missuniverse," Lara ca
  • 72% tobacco users in India attempted to quit during lockdown: Survey
    New Delhi, May 12 (IANSlife) A total of 72 per cent of Indias combustible tobacco users between the ages of 18-24 years old have attempted to quit smoking during the lockdown, followed by 69 per cent of combustible tobacco users between the ages of 25-39, suggests a recent survey conducted by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.   Around 66 per cent of those surveyed (ages 18-69) expressed their desire to quit smoking amid COVID-19 for health reasons.   A total
  • More Indians positive on fight against Corona
    New Delhi, May 11 (IANSlife) Indians are more likely to believe the COVID crisis will get resolved sooner in India than it will globally. Nearly half (48%) think the pandemic is likely to lose steam in India within the next three months (end of May- end of July), which is higher than the number of people hoping for the same to happen globally within this time frame (40%), says a survey.   Fewer Indians (32%) think it may take longer (end of August- end of October) till the c
  • COVID-19: Our role has never been more critical, says Twitter India
    New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) As disinformation related to COVID-19 is spreading faster than the virus itself, micro -blogging platform Twitter feels that its work has never been more critical and its service has never been in higher demand than ever before globally, including in India.   The power of a uniquely open service during a public health emergency is crystal clear, says Mahima Kaul, Director, Public Policy, India and South Asia at Twitter, adding that they are continuin
  • Celina Jaitly: Kolkata has been a balm for my grieving heart
    Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Actress Celina Jaitly, who spent a significant part of her life in Kolkata, went back to the City of Joy to shoot her comeback film "Seasons Greetings: A Tribute To Rituporno Ghosh". Self-confessedly a Bengali by heart, she says Kolkata will always hold a special place in her heart. "For a Bengali by heart who stays away from her beloved Kolkata, the complexities of life and the monotony of daily routine never take away the resplendence of nostalgia. Kolka
  • UK Queen crowns day of events to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day
    London, May 9 (IANS) Britain, locked down by COVID-19 restrictions, celebrated the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), a landmark anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Massive celebrations, as well as thousands of street parties, had to be scrapped due to the pandemic. A parade through London, which would have included a diminishing group of World War II veterans, was one of the events called off, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. But a mixture of
  • Chitrangda emphasises on women's mental health during lockdown
    Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actress Chitrangda Singh believes it is important to stay mentally fit, come what may.   "The mental health of the women in the family affects everyone and it's important to encourage people to talk about it. People should absolutely not make women feel guilty about having any kind of issue or stress or anxiety. There is no bravery in fake toughness. We all are weak at times, and it's good to make people feel that it is all okay and normal. So yes, I bel
  • Actress Charlize Theron unveils stars joining her fight on domestic abuse
    The campaign includes 50 female celebrities from actress Reese Witherspoon to soccer player Megan Rapinoe   MEXICO CITY, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South African actress Charlize Theron on Thursday said more than 50 female celebrities, from actress Reese Witherspoon to soccer player Megan Rapinoe, had joined her campaign to fight violence against women during the global coronavirus lockdowns.   The #TogetherForHer initiative launched in April by the Char
  • Dia Mirza's tenure as UN enviroment emissary extended
    Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza's term as United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador has been extended. She will now be serving till the end of 2022. Dia, who is also a United Nations Sustainability Development Goals Advocate, feels the extension is another opportunity to work towards changing things for nature. "I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve as UNEP ambassador. My association with the United Nations Environment Programm
  • Rishi Kapoor was a 'natural actor', a 'happy man': Leena Yadav
    Mumbai, May  6 (IANS) Filmmaker Leena Yadav who directed the late actor Rishi Kapoor in "Rajma Chawal", recalls the actor as a "brutally honest" person driven by his passion for life. "The first time I went to meet him and told him my story idea, he asked me who else is there in the film. Then he started saying that I should make the film with stars so that it can get better mileage. He wasn't one of those actors who would think about just his character. He would think about ho
  • Obamas, Lady Gaga, LeBron James join forces for U.S. virtual graduations
    Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an Obama Foundation event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/Files   LOS ANGELES, May 6 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, LeBron James and K-Pop band BTS are among dozens of celebrities and world leaders who will salute the class of 2020 in virtual U.S. graduation ceremonies replacing the traditional end of high school and college.   Obama, with his wife Mich
  • Neetu Kapoor expresses gratitude to Ambanis, calls them 'guardian angels'
    Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Late actor Rishi Kapoor's wife Neetu Kapoor on Tuesday thanked Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani and his family.   Taking to Instagram, Neetu penned a post expressing her gratitude to the Ambanis for being a constant support to Rishi Kapoor during his two-year-long battle with cancer.   "For us, as a family, the last two years have been a long journey. There were good days, there were a couple of bad da
  • UK royal Kate calls midwives and parents to highlight mental health issues
    Kate Middleton raises awareness for mental health issues during the coronavirus   LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - British royal Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has video-called a number of new parents, midwives and other maternity service professionals to promote her message of mental health awareness during the coronavirus pandemic.   In a video posted on Twitter by Kensington Palace, the residence and office of Kate and her husband Prince William, the mother-of-three
  • How work from home may not be as good to planet as thought
    Photo: Reuters   London, May 4 (IANS) A mass move to working-from-home accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic might not be beneficial to Mother Earth as energy savings were offset by increased travel for recreation or other purposes, together with additional energy use in the home, says a new study.   The majority of studies on the subject analysed by the University of Sussex researchers in the UK agreed that working-from-home reduced commuter travel and energy use
  • Young designers, utilise this time to find inspiration: Anita Dongre
    New Delhi, May 4 (IANSlife) Veteran fashion designer Anita Dongre suggests in these unprecedented times when uncertainty looms large, young designers should utilise this time to find inspiration and design while in lockdown.   Dongre believes the fashion industry is going to be seriously impacted due to the pandemic, and resulting nationwide lockdown.   "As an industry, it provides employment to millions, now all work has come to a halt. It will take many months t