Life & Style

  • Home-schooling tips during COVID-19
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) Parenting could be hard during a pandemic, especially when your child's physical classes are on hold. If you are helping your child learn from home or home-schooling them, a few tips can make it a positive experience.   Priyam Saharia, a parenting blogger/expert at Momspresso suggests these home-schooling tips if you are feeling overwhelmed that your home is now a school.   Use time-blocks to structure children's time  
  • Aditi Rao Hydari: Dropping 'fair' from a beauty product takes us closer to inclusivity
    Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A cosmetic brand recently dropped the word 'fair' from the name of their skin-whitening product that, till a while back, endorsed the idea of fair complexion as the parameter of beauty. Many celebrities have applauded the decision. Among them is actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who feels such a step take us a step closer to beauty inclusivity.   "I think our generation of celebrities is always standing for a world that is more inclusive. At the be
  • Facebook needs to get better at removing hate content: Sandberg
    San Francisco, July 7 (IANS) Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Tuesday pledged to root out hateful posts, saying the social network has to get better at finding and removing hateful content.   Ahead of her meeting with civil rights groups in presence of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sandberg said they are making changes – not for financial reasons or advertiser pressure, but because it is the right thing to do.   "Facebook stands firmly against hate. Being a platf
  • 63.8% Indians agree that social, gender inequality makes society dissatisfied
    New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) As per the IANS CVoter GMRA Happiness Index tracker, it is evident that most Indians wish to live in a more equitable society where people are treated equally irrespective of their social standing or gender.   In the survey conducted as part of developing an Happiness Index for India, on the question of social and gender inequality, 49.3 per cent strongly agreed with the statement that "social and gender inequality makes the society dissatisfied
  • 9 in 10 Indians think more money will make them happier
    New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads across the world infecting millions, forcing people to maintain social distancing, interrupting normal life, forcing businesses to shut shops and leading to job losses, most Indians feel that more money would make them happier.   As per the IANS CVoter GMRA Happiness Index tracker, 70.5 per cent of the respondents said they "strongly agree" to the question, "Do you think rise in income makes you happier
  • My competition is just me: Rysa Saujani
    New Delhi, July 6 (IANSlife) Rysa Saujani, who gained recognition with her role of younger Sunny Leone in in ZEE5's show "Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone", has been selected as a wild card entry to the Miss England beauty pageant.   IANSlife spoke to the winner of the 'Face of The Globe Pageant 2014 - People's choice award' to know how she is preparing for the contest which is going virtual this year and live streamed on July 31.
  • Roopa Ganguly on nepotism post Sushant death: Won't watch films of certain people after this
    Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Actress and BJP MP Roopa Ganguly declares that she will boycott films of certain Bollywood personalities who have been blatantly practicing nepotism in the film industry. Her assertion comes in the wake of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide.   "I will not watch films of certain people after this. Because they have given a message to the country that boys and girls from small towns should not come to the industry. Nepotism will be there everyw
  • Meet the Pune man with the 'golden mask'
    Pune (Maharashtra), July 4 (IANS) A Pune businessman and connoisseur of the yellow metal has got himself a "gold mask" in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic raging across Maharashtra.   The man with the golden mask is Shankar Kurade of adjoining Pimpri-Chinchwad town who got the mask made costing around Rs 2.90 lakh.   As pictures of him went viral on social media, he admitted that though it had minute holes to breathe and was comfortable to wear, he was
  • Lockdown: 65% children became device addictive, reveals study
    Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) Around 65% children have become device addictive in recent months and are unable to stay away from the device even for half an hour. Children are expressing anger, crying, not listening to parents, showing irritable behaviour when asked to leave the device.   These facts have come to light in a sample survey carried out by physicians at JK Lone Hospital in Jaipur on 203 children to study the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on child health.  
  • Men more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women: Study
    New York, July 4 (IANS) Men are more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women, say researchers in a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender.   The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, found that these stereotyped views are an instance of implicit bias, which is when associations are automatically activated in our minds.   "Stereotypes that portray brilliance as a male trait are likely to hold women back
  • Eyeing promotion, 55-year-old K'taka cop writes Class 10 exams
    Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) A 55-year-old Karnataka police constable is writing the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exam at Kolar to get promotion before his retirement in 2025.   "Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) constable K.R. Manjunath is appearing for the SSLC board exams as an external candidate at the Government Girls' Junior College at Kolar, which is an enrollment centre," district nodal officer Nagendra Prasad told IANS on phone.
  • Sameksha, Shael's new song a tribute to doctors fighting COVID-19
    Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Singer Shael Oswal has launched his latest single titled "Tere naal" along with actress Sameksha. The song is being pitched as a tribute to the "corona warriors".   The "Soniye heeriye" singer had launched the audio and teaser of the song two months back, but due to the lockdown had to wait to complete the project.   Speaking about the song, Shael said: "It was Sameksha's idea to go ahead and shoot the s
  • People who stayed home before lockdown helped slow COVID-19 spread
    New York, July 2 (IANS) A new study has found that people who stayed home even before lockdown and sheltering-ati-home orders were implemented may have helped slow the spread of the novel coronavirus back in March and April.   Individual decisions to reduce movement likely helped slow the spread of Covid-19 in the US, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.   The residents in 25 most affected US counties began to limit their p
  • The downside of e-learning
    New Delhi, June 30 (IANSlife) Although online learning has gained momentum during the lockdown, the shift to the online medium has raised many concerns among the parents.   Around half, 48 per cent of parents are worried about their child developing some health issues related to the increased screen time. Slightly lesser have concerns about technical issues (low internet speed, etc.) and reduced face time with teachers (43 per cent), says a survey by YouGov.   Dat
  • I didn't choose poetry, it chose me: Sudeep Sen
    BY SUKANT DEEPAK  New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) During the early days of the Covid-19 lockdown, when things were changing at a break-neck speed, laying bare many aspects of the society - the play of politics, how people thought and reacted, the changing culture of 'working from home' for the privileged and lack of work for the dispossessed, and the gruesome images of migrants walking hundreds of kilometres - a newspaper editor asked poet Sudeep Sen to contribute something
  • Covid positive Bollywood model-actor Ishika shares her 'suicidal trend'
    Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) In an upsetting report, Bollywood actress and model Ishika Borah, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on June 24 and is undergoing treatment at a government hospital in central Assam's Nagaon, has claimed that she is not getting any medical services and has expressed her "suicidal tendencies".   Nagaon district Deputy Commissioner Jadav Saikia said that Borah has been undergoing treatment at the district government hospital for a few d
  • 9 Tips to practice while returning to the workplace
    New Delhi, June 28 (IANSlife) Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc and has brought mankind to a standstill. Intertwining with long-term psychological effects, many of us are going through a rumination in the time of isolation which is as common as affliction.   To get our lives return to some semblance of normalcy- instead of another extension to the lockdown, new guidelines for the fifth phase termed as "Unlock 0.1" focuses on rejuvenating economic activitie
  • It's time to have the 'money' talk with your family
    BY PUJA GUPTA New Delhi, June 27 (IANSlife) We are not usually comfortable talking about money with friends, family, or even with our spouses. But it's time we changed that. These discussions need to be had, now more than ever. As a family, you work towards goals that further not just yourself but the family as a whole and how you manage household finances is an important aspect of that. Therefore, it is imperative to talk about money and align financial goals to ensure each
  • Bollywood hails HUL's decision to axe 'fair' from 'Fair and Lovely'
    New Delhi, June 26 (IANSlife) Decades of critique for promoting fairness as a symbol of beauty fell on deaf years; but finally in keeping with the mood of the world Hindustan Unilevers (HUL) drops the word eFair from it's flagship beauty brand 'Fair and Lovely.' The decision has found support across segments and groups in the country.   While netizens welcomed the move by the company to rebrand the cream, celebrities too took to social media to laud the move.
  • Anushka on 'Bulbbul': Wanted to show strong women through cinema
    Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actress-producer Anushka Sharma says she always wanted to show strong, independent women through cinema and her latest production venture, "Bulbbul", is a step in that direction.   "The idea that Clean Slate Filmz (her production house, which she runs with her brother Karnesh) would one day create a genre of our own was never an intentional move. We, however, always wanted to create a style of storytelling that celebrates women and their