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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Naseeruddin Shah inaugurates 7th Jagran Film Festival

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Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, along with ace filmmakers Ketan Mehta, Jahnu Barua and Sudhir Mishra, on Friday inaugurated the 7th Jagran Film Festival, which, aiming at showcasing films of "cinematic brilliance" from around the world, will travel to 16 cities aross India and will screen over 400 films.

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Also present at the inaugural ceremony were composer Sandesh Shandilya, film editor Ballu Saluja and cinematographer Avinash Arun among others.

The seven edition of the festival kick-started with the back-to-back screening of Mehta's award winning short film "Toba Tek Singh" and Pakistani filmmaker Sabiha Sumar's "Chotay Shah".

Featuring Pankaj Kapur and Vinay Pathak in the lead, "Toba Tek Singh is based on late author Saadat Hassan Manto's short story of the same name. "Chotay Shah", on other hand, stars Pakistani actors Adnan Jaffar and Maira Khan in the lead.

The festival will witness a retrospective on Naseeruddin Shah's five acclaimed films including "Waiting", "Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai" and "Monsoon Wedding".

Not playing warrior, guide in any film: Shah Rukh Khan

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says that he is not playing a warrior or a guide in any film yet, as was reported based on one of his tweets.

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"I am a warrior,a dwarf & a guide. i am not wot i ought to, want or hope to be. i am all that & i am wot i am. My 2 bits on my upcoming roles," he had said in the tweet.

Asked about the cryptic tweet at an event for furnishing brand D'Decor, Shah Rukh said: "I have been reading, I sometimes just comment on what I read. So I was reading that I'm a warrior in Adi's (Aditya Chopra) film, I'm a dwarf in Aanand's (Rai) film, which I am, I'm a guide in one of the other films and a counsellor in Gauri Shinde's film. And there were two other films that I was doing, which I am not, at this point, at least.

Relax your mind by infusing nature in home décor

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In today's fast-paced world, there is hardly any time individuals can give to themselves but by bringing in a few elements of nature in your home décor one could bring about some calming effect for the mind and body, says an expert.

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According to Navneet Malhotra, Co-founder of Renomania which is an online home décor platform, it isn't always possible to go out and enjoy nature -- but what you can definitely do is bring a little nature into your home. 

Here are a few tricks and tips that Malhotra shared: 

♦ Decorate your house with floral prints and textures. You can try floral wallpapers or rustic leaf textures. Wall murals are another great way of translating the architectural elements of the given space on the walls or ceiling of the room. You can also go for wall stickers which are proving to be a cheaper alternative and feel.

Take care of your direct warriors - feet

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Feet are the direct warriors which fight with dirt, pollution, age-counting, infections, and high-heel pain on a regular basis -- and so it is important to pamper your feet the way you do to your face.

Meghna Gupta, Cosmetic Dermatologist and Director at Delhi Skin Centre, lists some handy tips to keep in mind to avoid “dirty”, “cracked” and “sweaty" feet.

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♦ It’s important to notice foot fungus at an early stage. Carefully follow complete procedures as instructed by a verified expert. 

♦ After washing properly with a medicated soap, apply a foot cream that not only has skin-hydrating lubricants to keep your feet soft and free from cracks and dryness. Look for moisturisers with AHA or lactic acid. 
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Anushka Sharma's wedding look from 'Sultan' decoded

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Actress Anushka Sharma's wedding sequence look from the forthcoming film "Sultan" has been styled by Diva’ni, the country's first cinema-inspired fashion brand that is set to open its doors in Pakistan this month.

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The look is part of a special sequence in the song “Sachi Muchi” from the Salman Khan-starrer “Sultan”, which is releasing on Eid on July 6.

Anushka is seen wearing a traditional bridal ensemble for a wedding set in Haryana and this one of the key looks of the actress in the movie. 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Go bold and beautiful with hairdos this monsoon

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Go all out with experimenting and revamping your #hairstyle this season. A little #hippie, a little bold, a little too #classy, a little too sassy -- try out some funky looks this #monsoon, says an expert.

Audrey D’souza, educator at international luxury hairstyling brand TIGI Bed Head, decodes some hairdos that you can flaunt this season. 
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* Ponytail:

Shampoo and condition your hair. Once done, rinse your hair with cold water for a minute. Rinsing it with cool water adds shine and reduces frizz.

Apply a quarter-size amount of serum to your damp towel-dried hair to keep your strands smooth.

Comb your hair through and pull back as low and high you would like it to be and fix it with a rubber-band (depending on the density you can fix it as tight or lose you want).

Then place a segment of hair on the rubber-band to hide it and secure with u-pins.

Use a finishing product to fix the look.

A little butter a day may not harm your heart

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Consuming butter in limited quantities may not increase the risk of heart disease or stroke -- and it might actually be slightly protective against diabetes, finds a new study.

a-little-butter-day-may-not-harm-your-heartThe findings showed that patients suffering from heart problems or any related chronic diseases have no cause to worry as the increase in risk due to butter consumption was extremely small. 

Butter has been found as a healthier choice in comparison to sugar and starch-enriched food like white bread or potatoes. 

However, butter when spread on unhealthy foods like white bread may increase the risk of diabetes as well as cardiovascular diseases.

Designer Ritu Seksaria to showcase her creations for charity

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Veteran designer Ritu Seksaria, an expert in bridal couture, will exhibit her creations at the second edition of Ruchika Fest 2016 here for a noble cause.

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The designer will showcase her collection at the two-day fest, which will be held at Dome at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium at Worli here from Friday. All the funds garnered from the sale at the fest will go to an orphanage named Samparc, read a statement. 

Seksaria's collection consists of a range of ethnic wear such as saris, anarkalis and lehengas. With floral prints and light hand-woven embroidery work, the designer has played with vibrant colour palette for the line.

Esha Gupta to endorse jewellery brand

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Bollywood star Esha Gupta has been named the new brand ambassador of jewellery house Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang, a brand known for its diamonds, gold, polki and kundan jewellery.

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“The most exciting part of this association is that you get to wear all this beautiful jewellery and get all excited and dream about your wedding and wait for that day to come. So I know where my wedding jewellery is coming from now,” Esha said in a statement.

Talking about the association, Sandeep Narang, Managing Director and chief designer of the brand, says that the actresses' style and beauty goes well with the brand ideology. 

“The new campaign has Esha as our brand ambassador. Her amazing beauty, style, sparkle, poise, grace and sincerity encapsulates everything that we showcase through our collections and our tagline depicts -- 'Every piece a master piece',” he said.

“Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang” designs have been seen on the international red carpet at both the Oscars and the BAFTAs. Also, Oscar winner Kate Winslet, Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford and actor Regina King are some of the international celebrities who have graced the red carpet donning their exquisite pieces.

Guide for a perfect monsoon wedding

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Do you dream of having a monsoon wedding -- but are scared of rain playing spoilsport? Just prepare a back-up plan in advance to welcome the showers, says an expert.

Surruchi Joshhi, Founder and Director at wedding planning company Raas Luxury Weddings, shares a list of dos and don'ts for a monsoon wedding. 

Dos--

guide-for-perfect-monsoon-wedding♦ Plan a rain dance party as part of your pre-wedding event.

♦ Seating becomes difficult to arrange in the rain, bean bag seating setup is perfect especially among youngsters. 

♦ Beautification should be done using neons, flowery drapes and ribbon décor. They will suit the ambience. 

Madhuri Dixit breaks down on TV set

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Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit Nene got emotional and broke down after seeing a performance revolving around Parkinson's disease on the sets of TV show “So You Think You Can Dance 'Ab India ki Baari'” here.

madhuri-dixit-breaks-down-on-tv-setContestants Shampa and Ryan moved everyone with their phenomenal act. The concept of the act was a love story of a girl who has Parkinson's disease and a boy. They showcased their journey beautifully, leaving everyone emotional.

“Shampa is really talented and the way she showed the effects of Parkinson held our attention. I feel in our society there are so many people who need support from their family who face Parkinson's. It was a very touching and an emotional performance,” Madhuri said in a statement.

Irrfan Khan yearns to visit Charminar in Hyderabad

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irrfan-khan-yearns-to-visit-charminar-in-hyderabadIrrfan Khan will soon head to Hyderabad to promote his upcoming film "Madaari". The actor hopes to take out time and turn into a tourist for a day to visit the iconic Charminar and relish the delicacies of the city.

Irrfan has been on a promotion spree since a long time. He visited his hometown Jaipur on Wednesday for the promotions.

"Irrfan is looking forward to visiting Hyderabad for promoting 'Madaari'. On completing the promotional activities, the actor wants to visit the Charminar and also relish the delicacies of the city,” the actor's representative said in a statement.

The story of "Madaari" revolves around Irrfan's character, who abducts the home minister's son, against the backdrop of the loss of his own son, while the authorities led by Jimmy Sheirgill's character try to get hold of him.

Miraj Entertainment and Bharat Shah in association with EaseMyTrip.com are presenting "Madaari", a Paramhans Creations production. The film is directed by Nishikant Kamat and is all set to release on July 15.

It also has Irrfan's wife Sutapa Sikdar as one of the producers.

Salman Khan's version of 'Sultan' title track out

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After rendering romantic track "Jag Ghoomeya" in “Sultan”, superstar Salman Khan gave a special treat to his fans by releasing the title track of his forthcoming film in his voice.

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Amid the controversy around Salman getting a track sung by singer Arijit Singh from “Sultan”, the actor had released the song “Jag ghoomeya” in his voice. Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has also crooned the song. 

On Thursday, the 50-year-old actor shared his version of the title track and captioned it: “One more koshish (attempt) to sing 'Sultan'. Sultan title track Salman version."

Salman has earlier crooned for films like "Hello Brother", "Kick" and "Hero".

Bollywood-inspired fashion brand Diva'ni headed to Pakistan

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Diva'ni, India’s first cinema-inspired fashion brand, will soon open its doors in Pakistan. The brand will launch its first international couture flagship store in Lahore next month.

bollywood-inspired-fashion-brand-divaniDiva'ni was introduced to India in 2013 by Yash Raj Films and KBSH Private Limited, one of the largest heritage fashion houses based out of New Delhi. Now, the fashion house is taking Bollywood fashion across the border. The launch date is yet to be revealed. 

The launch in Pakistan is being seen as a manifest of Pakistan and India’s common heritage across culture, cuisine, values, music, films, fashion, and sport, a statement said. 

Testosterone therapy can boost sexual drive in elderly men

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For older men who are facing lower sexual drive, erectile dysfunction and sperm production, undergoing testosterone therapy can prove to be beneficial, new research says.

testosterone-therapy-can-boost-sexual-drive-in-elderly-menTestosterone is a key male sex hormone involved in maintaining the sex urge. 

Testosterone levels decline as men age and some men develop low testosterone levels and symptoms of sexual dysfunction.

"Our findings indicate low testosterone is one cause contributing to reduced libido and erectile dysfunction in older men," said lead author Glenn R. Cunningham from Baylor College of Medicine in the US.

AirAsia India's aircraft dedicated to 'Kabali'

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AirAsia India, as the official airline partner for "Kabali", has unveiled its all new rebranded aircraft, with a livery dedicated to Rajinikanth-starrer.

airasia-indias-aircraft-dedicated-toBearing the image of the superstar from the movie, parts of the aircraft have been painted and stickered with the livery. The aircraft will be flying across the AirAsia India network of destinations spanning Bengaluru, New Delhi, Goa, Pune, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Guwahati, Imphal, Visakhapatnam and Kochi.

Ariel Winter poses nude in bathtub

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Actress Ariel Winter is seemingly unaffected with her breakup with Laurent Claude Gaudette, as she stripped down for a sexy photograph which shows her enjoying a bubble bath.

ariel-winter-poses-nude-in-bathtubThe image shows the 18-year-old "Modern Family" star taking a bubble bath and going nude with soap bubbles covering her private parts, reports aceshowbiz.com. 

In the caption, she assured her Instagram followers that the glass next to her was filled with cranberry juice and that she is still wearing "lady bit pasties". 

Rumours about Winter and Gaudette's split began swirling earlier this month after some fans noticed she stopped following him on social media. She finally confirmed the breakup a few days ago.

Imran Khan, Kalki Koechlin praise short film 'The Virgins'

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Actors Imran Khan, Kalki Koechlin, who were present at a screening of the short film "The Virgins", lavished praise on the film.

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"The film was very enjoyable. It is actually on a very interesting subject. it is on a very relevant and a topical thing. The ones who have got married and the ones who have thought of getting married, I think that they will relate a lot to this film," Imran said.

"The Virgins" stars Akshay Oberoi, Pia Bajpai and Divyendu Sharma and the story is about the issue of virginity, where a virgin man is curious to know about the virginity of his would-be wife, who has a boyfriend and is not a virgin. The 19-minute film released on digital platforms on Thursday.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Jean Reno to receive top honor at International Film Festival

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Veteran actor Jean Reno will be honoured by The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with its President’s Award in the Czech Republic on July 4.

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French film director Luc Besson’s “Leon” will be screened in tribute to the actor, whose credits also include “Ronin,” “Mission Impossible” and “The Da Vinci Code”, reports variety.com.

The festival will also host the European preem of Michael Shannon starrer “Complete Unknown,” directed by Joshua Marston (“Maria Full of Grace”) and produced by Jay Van Hoy. The trio will all be in attendance at the fest while U.S producer Jay Van Hoy will serve on the Karlovy Vary main jury.

Keep frizzy hair at bay this monsoon

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With the pitter-patter of rain in the monsoon comes the fear of frizzy hair, itchy scalp and hair loss. Hair care becomes all the more important in the rainy season because your hair tends to lose moisture content due to high levels of humidity, says an expert.

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Ashima Kumar, Education Manager at haircare brand Kerastase, has shared some tips:

♦ The simplest to earliest, non-time consuming way to protect hair in monsoon is to apply anti-oxidant creams or serums onto the hair, whether you are indoors or outdoors.

♦ Identify your hair type and opt for a nice elixir oil massage every weekend or twice in a week in order to maintain gorgeous silky hair. Alternatively you can also go for good professional hair masks and treatments, suggested by the stylist, to nourish your brittle hair in monsoons. 

Style jewellery right in office

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You may dress to impress at work, but accessorising your look sensibly is what adds up to make a lasting impression, says an expert.

style-jewellery-right-in-officeAakrosh Sharma, Vice President - Design and Merchandising at BlueStone.com, shares tips on how to carry off jewellery at work. 

♦ Enhance, not exaggerate: Garnishing your outfit with subtle jewellery helps the tones and structures of an outfit standout. With the right amount of accessorising, it also makes sure jewellery doesn’t overpower your outfit in any way. Keep it elegant and sleek with minimal jewellery. It could be delicate diamond studs or pearls for those who want to explore less expensive options.

♦ Infuse your personality: Statement pieces can be achieved with simple jewellery like studs, rings, bracelets and necklaces. Layering two simple chains, adding your favourite charm pendants to bracelets, nice cufflinks and brooches to go with your shirt are all out-of-the-box ideas which are all a clever injection of your interests.

Imaad Shah, Ira Dubey Starrer 'M Cream's' Music Unveiled

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Popular music company Times Music unveiled the music of director Agneya Singh's upcoming internationally acclaimed film  'M Cream', starring Imaad Shah, Ira Dubey, Auritra Ghosh and Raaghav Chanana.

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The music of the film has been composed by the music company Studio Fuzz with Srijan Mahajam, Arsh Sharma, Nikhil Malik as the composers. 

About the music, Srijan says, "Composing the soundtrack for this film was one of the most fun experiences for us! We immersed ourselves into it completely for about six months where for an average of 12 hours a day, we had the film on our screens and were just noodling with our instruments watching the film!"

Sonam, Rhea doing well in glamour world: Kangana

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Actress Kangana Ranaut lavished praise on actress Sonam Kapoor and her sister Rhea, stating they are doing well in the world of glamour and style, keeping us engaged and inspired.

sonam-rhea-doing-well-in-glamour-world-kangana"There are many people who incessantly work on actors' style and glamour, but they are unsung heroes. There are so many stylists who really work very hard like Ami Patel or Anaita Shroff but I feel these days everyone is stylish because of these unsung heroes," Kangana said when asked about her style icon from the industry at the launch of Grazia magazine cover featuring her.

Excess, insufficient sleep may raise diabetes risk in men

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Sleeping more or less than the average seven hours may increase the risk of developing diabetes in men, a new study warns.

excess-insufficient-sleep-may-raise-diabetes-risk-in-menThe findings showed that men who slept the least and the most were more likely to have an impaired ability to process sugar compared to men who slept an average amount of about seven hours.

The men at either end of the spectrum had higher blood sugar levels than men who got the average amount of sleep.

Conversely, women who slept less or more than average were more responsive to the hormone insulin than women who slept the average amount. 

How to take care of your shoes during monsoon

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Maintaining your shoes during monsoon can be a task. Brushing, drying and polishing them regularly can help in preventing them from getting spoiled during the rainy weather, says an expert.

how-to-take-care-of-your-shoes-during-monsoonNarendra Kumar, Creative Director, Amazon Fashion, offers the following tips to protect shoes from getting ruined:

♦ Brush them right: Make it a routine to remove the mud from the shoe as the damp mud tends to stick to the shoe which further spoils it due to the moisture present in the damp mud. 

♦ Dry them well: Once you are done removing the damp mud, dry your shoes thoroughly before placing them back in the shoe cabinet/box as the moisture will attract fungus which will again ruin it and will give off a terrible smell. So give your shoes enough time to breathe back to life. 

Kerala Tourism to hold 'Spice Route' culinary festival

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As part of the upcoming Kerala Travel Mart 2016, a Spice Route Culinary Festival will be held in Kerala between September 23 and 26.

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Hosted by Unesco, Kerala Tourism and union tourism ministry, the event will commemorate the region's legacy of maritime trade spanning over 2,000 years. Leading chefs from 31 countries will participate in the festival. 

Besides presenting their own culinary creations, these chefs will sample Kerala's cultural offerings, participate in culinary discussions and demonstrations. 

Manish Malhotra to open India Couture Week 2016

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Couturier Manish Malhotra has been chosen as the opening designer for the upcoming India Couture Week (ICW) 2016.

He will showcase his creations on July 20 at the Taj Palace Hotel here.

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With more than 25 years of extensive experience in the industry, Malhotra not only created iconic looks for films, but has also contributed to the revival of several Indian crafts from Chikankari to the Benarasi weave.

Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) President Sunil Sethi said in a statement: "Manish's association with the FDCI has been special and he will set the rhythm of the ICW 2016 with his stunning rendition of true Indian craftsmanship and unmatched elegance. 

Easy tips to keep rugs, carpets clean

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Carpets and rugs instantly elevate the decor of a house. Clean off the stains, keep moisture away from them and store them well to keep your rugs clean and long-lasting, says an expert.

Mithilesh Kumar, technical expert and President of Obeetee, handmade rug making company, shares how: 

easy-tips-to-keep-rugs-carpets-clean♦ Vacuuming: Regular vacuuming helps keep the carpet clean. Loop carpets are more delicate and should be vacuumed without brush. Do not pull if some loose threads come over the surface, cut with scissor.

♦ Cleaning stains: In case of drop or spillage, absorb immediately with a blotting paper. Press the spot from the sides for maximum removal and minimum absorption in pile. Clean remaining spots, if any, using solvent or spirit. On tough spots, try white vinegar with water equally. 

♦ Washing: Do not try washing at home. Contact the professional for the same.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Swear by sesame oil for radiant skin

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Applying sesame oil on face helps to prevent ultraviolent rays of the sun from damaging skin, says an expert.

Ssidharth Goel, Director, KNG AGRO Food, and Amardeep Sachdeva, Dietician, KNG AGRO Food, have shared a few skin advantages of using sesame oil:

swear-by-sesame-oil-for-radiant-skin♦Avoids and heals sunburns: Frequent application of sesame oil on face helps preventing the ultraviolent rays of the sun from damaging the skin. It also helps to prevent skin cancer. Sesame oil can also treat sunburns and is a natural barrier protecting your skin from smoke and pollutants in the air.

♦ Good for baby’s skin: Rashes on the baby’s skin could be prevented and it can also prevent the dryness of the skin.

Get perfect eye make-up by skipping kohl

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Many women swear by kohl and believe that their eye make-up is incomplete without that single swipe of the product on the lower eyelid. However, it is a pure misconception that the application of kohl alone can make your eyes brighter and more striking, says an expert.

Manisha Chopra, co-founder of SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals, offers some tips to get the perfect eye make-up by skipping kohl: 

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♦ Mascara: Good mascara is every girl’s best friend. Apart from adding length and volume to your lashes, mascara is that final finishing touch you need for bold and beautiful eyes. If worked adroitly on the upper and lower lashes, it totally obviates the need for kajal. 

♦ Eye shadow: Choose from light brown, pink or any nude shade, according to your eye colour and apply the eye shadow on the entire lid. This will make your eyes look brighter, especially when you give kohl a miss. You can also try the smokey effect, which works best on small eyes. If you’re blessed with bigger eyes, make them more impressive by opting for darker shades. Dab the eye shadow gently on the inner corner of your eyes and lids and get that smashing look within minutes.

Make-up earns men's admiration, women's jealousy

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Men think women who wear make-up on are more "prestigious", while women think women with make-up on are more "dominant", reveals new research.

make-up-earns-mens-admiration-womens-jealousyThe findings suggest that make-up changes perceptions of status depending on who is making the judgement -- males or females.

The research is the first to report on how males and females perceive women who wear make-up differently.

"While both sexes agree that women with make-up look more attractive when it comes to 'high status', it really depends on who is looking," said researcher Viktoria Mileva, post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

First Look Poster of 'Yeh Hai India' unveiled

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Director Lom Harsh unveiled the first poster of his upcoming patriotic drama 'Yeh Hai India'.

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Instead of showcasing his actors of the film, the poster reveals the basic details of the film like the name of the film, the director and the producer, along with the social media handles of the film. 

But what actually catches the eye, is that only an image of a snake charmer wooing a snake is seen on the poster. The elements are all carved out of wood, which perhaps holds some deeper meaning.

The word 'India' is in green colour and there is a hint of the colour saffron, obviously referring to the prominent colours of our national flag.

About the poster, Lom said, "We didn't want the first poster of our first film to be the one with actors, as the content of our film is way above the actors who just enact the parts. India is known as the land of snake charmers, though that does not necessarily explain what our dear country is. Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) had said that it is digital India, not a land of snake charmers. 

Monday, 27 June 2016

Meet 'Akash Bathija' a.k.a. Prince, The Arrogant Boss in 'Missing On A Weekend'

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The upcoming investigative thriller 'Missing On A Weekend' has already generated a significant buzz for its gripping trailer and peppy music. As seen in the trailer, the story of the film revolves around a group of seven friends who set out on a fun trip to the party capital of India – Goa, where mysterious circumstances lead to the disappearance of the characters. Let's introduce each of the characters who are as intriguing as the film.

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Akash Bathija a.k.a. Prince, The Arrogant Boss in 'Missing On A Weekend'

Prince is the boss, literally. He is the owner of a call centre and is filthy rich, and this is at a young age of just 27. In fact, all the other six of his friends on the trip are not his friends first, but his employees first. He makes them slog all over the week, but he makes up for that, by taking them on a pleasure trip to Goa over the weekend.

While his friends/employees are all muscled up and flaunt their six-packs, he is clearly out-of-shape, but he has no qualms about his unattractive body, because he believes in showing his massive wealth rather than his body.

Like every rich guy, he too, has an extremely hot girlfriend named Tanisha and is crazy about her. And he, not just flaunts his money, he even flaunts his hot girlfriend as a prized possession to all his friends.
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Big B shoots with real-life boxers

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan put on his boxing gloves and shot with real-life national-level boxers for an upcoming project.

big-b-shoots-with-real-life-boxersIn the wee hours of Sunday, the 73-year-old shared on his blog some photographs of himself accompanied by the boxers in the boxing ring.

“Those artists that were in the shot were all national-level boxers. Such a joy to meet and feel their enthusiasm,” Amitabh wrote.

The “Piku” star later got nostalgic and reminisced about his school days when he used to do boxing.

Taylor Swift meets Tom Hiddleston's mother

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston's relationship seems to be heading to the next level, as the singer met "The Night Manager" actor's mother in England.

taylor-swift-meets-tom-hiddlestons-mother"The Shake it off" hitmaker and Hiddleston travelled together on her luxury private jet for the meeting, reports dailymail.co.uk. 

Their trip comes just a day after Taylor introduced the 35-year-old actor to her parents in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday.

Tom's mother Diana Hiddleston appeared to approve of his new pop star girlfriend, as she was photographed with her arm wrapped arm around the singer.

Don't want to do many films at a time, says Kareena

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Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is preparing for her upcoming film "Veere Di Wedding", says she is not keen to do many films at a time.

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What is she doing apart from working on Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor's co-production "Veere Di Wedding" -- India's first real chick flick?

"Right now, just 'Veere Di Wedding'. I do not want to do five films at a time. I took so much time to say yes to Rhea (Kapoor)," Kareena told. 

"I feel it's not about doing five films, it's about one film, which I enjoy doing. I enjoyed 'Ki & Ka' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'. I loved doing 'Udta Punjab', even though it was a small role and now I am sure I am going to enjoy this," said the "Refugee" star, who will share screen space with Rhea's sister Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania in the upcoming film.

'Kabali' director to team up with Suriya next

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Director Pa. Ranjith, who currently awaits the release of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer "Kabali", confirmed on Sunday that his next film will be with actor Suriya.

kabali-director-to-team-up-with-suriya-nextTalking to reporters at the audio launch of Telugu dubbed version of "Kabali", Ranjith said he'll be teaming up with Suriya next.

"After 'Kabali', I'll be working with Suriya sir. This project will go on the floors after he wraps up 'Singam 3'," he said.

Suriya is currently shooting for the third installment in the "Singam" franchise.
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Susan Sarandon has no filter

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Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon says she has "no filter" but doesn't mind as she'd rather be outspoken than have any "regrets".

susan-sarandon-has-no-filterThe 69-year-old would rather get into trouble for saying it how it is than not say anything at all, because "life is too short" and it's important to be authentic, reports femalefirst.c.uk

"Life is short, isn't it? I mean at the end of the day, I think it's always easier to make mistakes and apologise. The things you regret are the things you don't do so I think that's where the (idea of) no filter comes," Sarandon told Irish Tatler magazine.

Bobbi Kristina was 'terrified' of bathing

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Baseball player Nick Gordon has claimed that his late girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown struggled so much with her mother Whitney Houston's heartbreaking death, she even grew "terrified" of bathing.

bobbi-kristina-was-terrified-of-bathingHouston and her daughter both passed away after being found unconscious in a bathtub, just three years apart, and Gordon was there on both occasions.

"She (Bobbi Kristina) was too terrified to bathe alone after Whitney passed, we both were. It's why this is so messed up," Gordon told The Sun newspaper, reports mirror.co.uk. 

Bobbi Kristina spent six months fighting for her life in a coma after she was discovered face-down in a bathtub at the start of 2015.