Life & Style

  • Rekha turns 66: Bollywood, fans wish evergreen icon
    Mumbai, October 10 (IANS): The iconic Rekha turned 66 on Saturday, and wishes have been pouring in from friends and fans all through the day. "Happy Birthday wishes go out today to dear Rekha. We have been good friends for many years now and I always wish her happiness and prosperity in life. Have a great day and year dear friend," actress-politician Hema Malini tweeted, along with a picture collage of the two superstar actresses who were contemporaries in their heydays.
  • Amitabh Bachchan shares his work schedule
    Mumbai, October 10 (IANS): Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has shared his busy work schedule with fans on social media. Big B posted an Instagram picture from a recording studio, where he is seen sitting in front of a mic and looking at a screen. He wears a tracksuit and a face mask. "At work .. KBC from 9 am to 9 pm .. and after that here at recording .." he wrote alongside the image. The veteran, who turns 78 on Sunday, is all set to star in a new multi-lingual
  • Over 60% accessing newspaper and TV news on mobile
    New Delhi, October 9 (IANS): Consumption of news on mobile phones is on the rise as more than 60 per cent are accessing newspapers and TV news channels on their smartphones, according to the IANS CVoter Media Tracker. As per the survey, 61.7 per cent respondents said that they are reading newspapers more on mobile phones, while 32.5 per cent disagreed. A higher number is consuming TV news on mobile phones at 68.1 per cent. The survey had a sample size of 5,000 plus respondents fr
  • Instagram most preferred platform among Indian youth: Survey
    New Delhi, October 9 (IANS): Instagram has emerged as the most preferred social media platform among the Indian youth while YouTube garnered most attention amid pandemic, with 98 per cent of those surveyed installed it in their phones followed by Netflix and Amazon Prime, a new report said on Friday. Although the survey size was small (1154 respondents), the report by Youth Online Learning Organization (YOLO) said that nearly 80 per cent of the respondents were consuming social medi
  • Remote work makes Indian workers feel lonely, stressed: LinkedIn
    New Delhi, October 8 (IANS): Two in five professionals in India are experiencing increased stress or anxiety due to the pandemic while one in three professionals believe remote working is slowing career progression, making them feel more lonely and harming work-life balance, a new LinkedIn survey revealed on Thursday. The findings showed that only one in four (23 per cent) professionals in the country were being offered emotional well-being initiatives and flexible work hours by the
  • Crowds throng Baba ka Dhaba after couple's plight moves social media
    New Delhi, October 8 (ANI): Even the looming threat of COVID-19 could not deter South Delhi foodies to queue up in front of three-decade-old 'Baba ka Dhaba', run by an octogenarian couple, on Thursday. But what's so special about the humble dhaba in Malviya Nagar that attracted a large number of customers that posh restaurants, all geared up to fight the coronavirus threat, couldn't? Is it the humble, but hearty serve of rice, vegetables, matar paneer and parathas
  • Is it possible to develop a healthy relationship with Social Media?
    New Delhi, October 8 (IANSlife) Social media is robbing everything away from us -- time, health, peace, sleep, self-esteem, confidence, sense of security -- everything. But its a boon too! One can use it to influence the masses, help people and thus, we should be extremely grateful for that. So, it's all about using it the right way either to influence people or to destroy your life. Just like we have good food, we know that too much of it, in excess becomes an obsession. An exc
  • Baby boy born on board IndiGo flight
    New Delhi, October 8 (PTI): A woman delivered a baby boy inside IndiGo's Delhi-Bengaluru flight on Wednesday, according to an official statement. "We confirm that a baby boy was delivered prematurely on flight 6E 122 from Delhi to Bangalore," IndiGo said in a statement. "A baby boy was born enroute on the Delhi-Bengaluru 6E 122 flight that landed at the Bengaluru airport around 7.30 PM today," an aviation industry source told PTI.
  • Lebanese singer Mayssa Karaa: Success not an easy road
    New Delhi, October 6 (IANSlife): Grammy-nominated Lebanese singer and songwriter Mayssa Karaa, who describes her time at the Berklee College of Music as full of exposure to "so many different genres of music and people from all over the world", says that the ongoing pandemic also had a similar effect in terms of bringing people together. Mayssa, who was born in Lebanon's capital Beirut and lives in the U.S., says Berklee was a place where her exposure to world music an
  • Five books to read during Unlock
    BY SIDDHI JAIN  New Delhi, October 5 (IANSlife): Stories of powerful female leads, explored in a variety of contexts and evocative of a whole spectrum of emotions, make for good reads, just as the country is getting more and more active post the lockdown. Apart from the classics, here is a list you can choose from. 'Mother at Nineteen' by Gulista Chaudhary Gulista Chaudhary's 'Mother at Nineteen' is a tale of love, sacrifice, friendship, relationshi
  • Bigg Boss 14: Jasmin Bhasin on her much talked about equation with Rashami Desai
    Mumbai, October 4 (IANS): Bigg Boss 14 contestant Jasmin Bhasin has opened up about her bond with Rashami Desai, who was one of the big draws of the reality show last season. Jasmin was a co-star of Rashami as well as Bigg Boss 13 winner Siddharth Shukla on the soap, "Dil Se Dil Tak". A lot was said about Jasmin's equation with the two actors. In the former season, Rashami claimed that Sidharth got involved in the creative process of the show, because of which her dial
  • COVID-19 pushed breast health to low priority: Survey
    New Delhi, October 4 (IANSlife) With COVID-19 currently occupying the front seat on priorities for personal and public health, women seem to pushing their breast health to the recesses, by neglecting their mammograms and increasing nervousness to visit their physicians because of the possibility of contracting COVID-19, a new survey has shown. SurvivorNet, a health media company for cancer information, measured through the survey of 535 women if they're still taking preventative
  • I am at my best behaviour when acting: Manoj Bajpayee
    New Delhi, October 3 (IANS): He insists that there is nothing to prove, that he acts because he is constantly fascinated by this craft. "I am in love with it and at my best behaviour when acting. I am in my best mood when I am preparing for a role. I love the process, the struggle to grow, evolve, to hone my craft all the time. It is a pure love story between me and the craft," says actor Manoj Bajpayee who will soon be seen in the second season of 'Family Man'. Ad
  • Bhumi Pednekar: I have to use my voice to educate people about climate change
    Mumbai, October 2 (IANS): Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who has taken up the cause of climate conservation to raise awareness among fellow Indians, says she wants to use her voice to bring about positive change. "I always had this fear," she claimed, recalling how concerned she always was about the environment, even as a child. "It started from my childhood. 'What would happen to this world when the water dries up?' That was the first question in my head. So, I star
  • Sayani Gupta: Skewed representation of women in cinema
    New Delhi, October 1 (IANSlife): 'Four More Shots Please' actress Sayani Gupta feels that portrayal of women in the Hindi mainstream cinema is moving in the right direction, thanks to more women storytellers coming to the forefront and bringing with them a "female gaze" that counters a "male gaze" prevalent for the longest time. Sayani, 34, is known for the strong roles she plays. She made her feature film debut in 2012 in 'Second Marriage Dot Com'
  • As Dhonis produce mythological sci-fi web series, Sakshi shares inside info
    New Delhi, October 1 (IANS) Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi plan to score in a very different game than cricket. They are foraying into OTT space with a web series. Sakshi and MSD launched their banner Dhoni Entertainment in 2019 with the documentary "Roar Of The Lion". Now, they are coming up with a web series, which is an adaptation of an unpublished book written by a debutant author. Sakshi spoke to IANS on the Dhonis' decision to ve
  • Payal Ghosh meets Maharashtra governor seeking Y category security
    Mumbai, September 29 (IANS): Actress Payal Ghosh, who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment, met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday seeking Y-category security. The meeting took place at Raj Bhavan in the city. Payal was accompanied by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale. Payal's advocate Nitin Satpute told IANS: "We have given a letter to the governor seeking protection, and informed him about
  • Sona Mohapatra: The men in film land only stick to milk and biscuits?
    Mumbai, September 28 (IANS): Singer Sona Mohapatra finds it strange that only actresses are being singled out as alleged drug users in Bollywood, while none of their male counterparts have come under the radar of suspicion. On Monday, in a verified Facebook post, Sona also spoke about the benefits of CBD oil, of which she learnt during her sister's cancer treatment last year. Sona's post comes at a time when Bollywood's top actresses Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, S
  • Changing footwear trends in India
    New Delhi, September 27 (IANSlife): Covid-19 has changed consumer buying patterns across segments, ranging from FMCG, personal care, apparel to footwear. The change has also led manufacturers to take innovative strategies and widen certain product portfolio ranges to attract consumers and gain a competitive edge. According to recent reports, the Indian footwear market is growing at a CAGR of 4.5 percent in India; however, owing to the current pandemic, 2020 witnessed changing consum
  • Campaign creates buzz about perils of early marriage and pregnancies in Rajasthan
    Jaipur, September 26 (IANS) : The Zero Teenage Pregnancy (ZTP) campaign, launched at the start of this year, aiming at highlighting the issue in Rajasthan, has created a buzz around the sensitive and important issue of early marriages and pregnancies. In all these months, the campaign has garnered the attention of policy makers, office bearers, academicians and the community. Greater awareness around the issues encouraged important stakeholders to make a strong commitment towards en