Life & Style

  • Shilpa Shetty suggests the right yoga to but stress and anxiety
    Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress and yoga enthusiast Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday shared an asana on Instagram that would help relieve pent up stress and anxiety. In her new video, Shilpa performs the Parsva Sukhasana. "Sometimes, one needs to start their week on a calm and quiet note. Today is one such day for me when I just want to relax my mind and calm myself down. So today, I practiced the Parsva Sukhasana. It helps relieve the pent up stress and anxiety that gradually
  • Bringing grandma's remedies to daily life
    New Delhi, June 14 (IANSlife) The pandemic has left a lasting impact on lifestyles across the country, including a reconnection with the Ayurvedic way of life. According to Swati Sutaria Vakharia, an entrepreneur who aims to bring back age-old ayurvedic remedies using Grandma's 'nuskha' (tips and tricks) in people's lifestyles, Indian grandparents had plenty of such recipes which worked well for our well-being and healthy upbringing. With this pandemic, people recoll
  • Vidya Balan: Want to do work that's an extension of my beliefs
    Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who is gearing up for the release of her new film "Sherni", says she wants to do work that is an extension of her belief. "Honestly, it's not like I plan to do it but I always wanted to do work that meant something to me, I want to do work that is an extension of my beliefs, work that would excite me and fulfil me. Therefore, I went ahead and made the choices that I made," Vidya said. She added: "I was at th
  • 'KGF' star Yash's toddler son giggles during nail trim from mom Radhika; video goes viral
    Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) An Instagram video that actress Radhika Pandit, wife of Kannada star Yash, posted on Saturday has gone viral. In the clip, she gives a nail trim to their son Yatharv and the toddler is clearly amused! "The lil one continues the tradition.. (for a flashback friday) #radhikapandit #nimmaRP," Radhika captioned her post. Radhika, who was away from Instagram for a while, recently posted a note on the photo-sharing app dedicated to her fans and follower
  • Shreya Ghoshal, Armaan Malik among 30 music stars at special concert on World Music Day
    Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Singers Shreya Ghoshal, Shilpa Rao and Armaan Malik are among 30 musicians who will unite to celebrate World Music Day with a special concert on June 21. Hosted by Jonita Gandhi, the Lift Up concert will see artistes sharing their love for music, performing their favourite songs, and even sharing anecdotes on how 'that one song' acted as a catalyst for healing and helped them lift up their spirits during the pandemic. "In these times of despair
  • Connecting children with nature in small ways
    New Delhi, June 8 (IANSlife) Urban lifestyles and heavy dependence on digital technology means children are spending less time with nature, which can affect their mental and physical well being. Children flourish best when allowed to spend more time with nature. Nurturing their love for nature can make them happier because it helps them create a bond of adventure, discovery and beauty with nature. It also makes them sharp thinkers and better innovators by enhancing their observation sk
  • COVID nails: these changes to your fingernails may show you've had coronavirus
    Norwich (UK), June 8 (The Conversation): The main signs of COVID-19 are fever, a cough, fatigue and a loss of your sense of taste and smell. Signs of COVID-19 in the skin have been noted too. But there's another part of the body where the virus appears to have an impact: the fingernails. Following a COVID-19 infection, for a small number of patients the fingernails appear discoloured or misshapen a number of weeks later a phenomenon that's been dubbed COVID nails . One sy
  • Shilpa Shetty suggests a new workout routine to break the monotony
    Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday urged her Instagram followers to try out new workout routines to break the monotony and open up the mind, muscles and joints. The actress shared a video of her open and close squat workout session and wrote: "Why count on Sundays for fun workouts? Let's make Monday a funday. Love trying out something new that challenges me. This lockdown hasn't been easy on a lot of us. So, this is one way to break the monotony; and o
  • Alankrita Sahai: It is everyone's responsibility to help, not just frontline workers
    Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Actress Alankrita Sahai feels everyone, and not just frontline workers, has a responsibility to help the needy during the pandemic. "It's not just the responsibility of the frontline workers. We are citizens of the world too, and it is our duty towards to help our brothers and sisters. Let's all do our bit. Each family helping another family or any individual is only adding to your good karma and this is our dharma to be of service too," the &
  • Mrunal Thakur: I never choose films thinking I will be a star
    Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Actress Mrunal Thakur, who has the films "Toofan", "Jersey" and "Aankh Micholi" lined up, says that she has always taken projects which will help her survive longer in the industry. The actress says that she has always focused on giving her best performance in every role. "I am glad that cinema is reaching a wider audience. There were people and filmmakers who asked me to do a couple of films in order for me to be famous. B
  • Kate Winslet becomes L'Oreal Paris global ambassador
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANSlife): Kate Winslet is among one of the greatest actresses of any generation; she is an icon for the importance of self-belief, and an activist for change. Which is why she is the new face of L'Oreal Paris to share the mission for women, "never doubt yourself; we're all worth it." Giving voice to the voiceless The actress shines her star on causes close to the values L'Oreal Paris stands for: equal rights, feminism, inclusivity and sus
  • Juhi Chawla says there's misconception that her HC lawsuit is against 5G
    Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla Mehta, who has filed a lawsuit in Delhi High Court on the health risks associated with 5G telecom technology, says there has been a general misconception that her suit is against the technology. The actress said concerned authorities should make public all data associated with the technology, in order to clear the air. Juhi Chawla Mehta shared: "There seems to be a general misconception that our present suit filed in the Hon'ble Del
  • Covid survivor returns home after family cremates another person in Andhra
    Vijayawada, June 3 (IANS) A 75-year-old Covid survivor woman in Andhra Pradesh returned home to that find her family had cremated another person by mistake. The incident occurred at Jaggaiahpet town in Krishna district on Wednesday. According to local sources, the woman named Girijamma from the Christianpet locality had tested positive for Covid, and was admitted to the government hospital in Vijaywada on May 12, after which her husband Gaddayya returned home. Subsequently, her h
  • NRI girl among winners of Apple 'WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge'
    Cupertino (California) June 1 (IANS) Indian-American student Abinaya Dinesh, 15, has been chosen among the winners of annual 'WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge', Apple announced on Tuesday. She has created an app called Gastro at Home, which she plans to launch on the App Store this summer. Passionate about the intersection of medicine and technology, Dinesh has helped other young women learn the basics of programming and machine learning in her hometown of North Brunswick, New
  • Covid-19 calls for improvement in nutrition and lifestyle choices
    New Delhi, June 1 (IANSlife) Covid-19 has undoubtedly reaffirmed the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise, a nutritious diet, adequate sleep, and weight control, among other things. In the past couple of months, India has witnessed the resurgence of Covid-19, further prolonging the wait for people to resume their normal lives. Consequently, work from home and working long hours has become a prevalent norm. As a result, we need to talk about our well-be
  • Shilpa Shetty: This too shall pass
    Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a motivational post for fans, urging them not to lose hope amidst the tough times of pandemic. The actress posted a picture of herself doing a yoga asana, which said: "What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create -- Buddha" "We have a lot of unsettling things happening all around us. All of these can have a very adverse effect on our thou
  • Dia Mirza feels helicopter tourism in Kaziranga will disrupt peace
    Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza feels starting helicopter tourism in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, will disrupt peace in the place. Dia reacted to a news piece on Twitter on Monday that states Assam Government plans to promote helicopter tourism to Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve. Dia's tweet came after a Twitter user shared the news piece and wrote: "Helicopter tourism in #Kaziranga isn't a good idea at all." The actress replied: &
  • Shilpa Shetty Kundra: Combat weakness with Mandukasana
    Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday shared yoga therapy to combat weakness, in her new Instagram post. Sharing a video that captures the actress practicing Mandukasana, she wrote: "To support all kinds of healing processes, the main source of energy comes from the core of our being. So, the Mandukasana is a very important asana as it focuses on your navel centre, which also happens to be your life-force centre called the second brain. It has the ability
  • Father of Jyoti Paswan, Bihar's 'Bicycle Girl', passes away
    Patna, May 31 (IANS) The father of Jyoti Paswan, who shot into limelight as Bihar's 'Bicycle Girl', died on Monday. Jyoti grabbed headlines when she rode a bicycle, carrying her ill father Mohan Paswan, all the way from Gurugram to her native village Sirhauli during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. Mohan had not been keeping well for the last few days. However, it is not yet confirmed whether he died owing to Covid-19. During last year's lockdown, wh
  • 'Simple application of Ayurveda can transform one's daily life'
    New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Our bodies are intelligent systems designed to keep most diseases at bay, but we must pay more attention to the signals they give us. Listening to our bodies allows for true restoration through Ayurveda, which has so much to offer and its simple application can transform one's daily life, says Dr G.G. Gangadharan, who, for over three decades, has championed this sound, scientific framework of healthcare that has saved countless lives over 5,000 years. &q