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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Skin care for a 'Monsoon Wedding'

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Looking beautiful on the wedding day is not merely a matter of make-up and the dress you wear. It needs weeks of care. If a skin care programme is followed four-six weeks before the wedding, it can really help to reinvent your beauty. For a "Monsoon Wedding", it is all the more important.

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For a Monsoon bride, high humidity poses a problem, especially for those with oily or combination skins. Oily skins look even more oily and dull, due to sweat and secretions being deposited on the skin. Sweat on the skin also attracts dirt and pollutants from the atmosphere more easily.

Deep pore cleansing with facial scrubs is important to keep the pores free of clogged oil and dirt. It also helps to brighten the skin. After washing or cleansing the skin in the morning, use a facial scrub twice a week. Apply it on the face and rub gently on the skin, using a circular motion. Then, rinse off with plenty of plain water.

Poonam Pandey to represent INDIA at the Viral Fest Asia 2016

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Actress and online sensation Poonam Pandey will be representing INDIA in the widely anticipated new reality show, ASIA HOT ANGELS at Viral Fest Asia 2016 in Bali, Indonesia. 

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Poonam, who is popular for her hot pictures and videos on the internet, says, "It feels great to represent India at the Viral Fest Asia, great to be a part of this huge reality show and of course it's an honour to represent your country where 12 other Asian countries are involved. The concept of 'Asia Hot Angels' for the show is superb."

“WebTVAsia come up with such a big event, which is just amazing. We are already done with the shooting for it, and I am looking forward to go to Indonesia again to experience the event on 16 July. Nothing could get bigger that having such grand annual festivals, and I am so excited about it,” she said. 

Popular singer Badshah, known for his songs like 'DJ wale babu' and 'Abhi toh party shuru hui hai', will also be performing at the event.

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Shruti Haasan plays a journalist in 'Singam 3'

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Actress Shruti Haasan, who is currently shooting for Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "Singam 3" aka "S3" in Vishakhapatnam, reportedly plays a journalist in the film.

Instamag-Shruti Haasan plays a journalist in 'Singam 3'"Shruti plays a Vidya, a journalist who helps Suriya crack a big case. By working together, they bring down the empire of the antagonist," a source from the film's unit told.

Shruti will shoot for "S3" till the month end, before returning to the sets of her father Kamal Haasan's trilingual film -- "Sabash Naidu".

Kajal Aggarwal likely to team up with Ajith Kumar

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Instamag-Kajal Aggarwal likely to team up with Ajith KumarActress Kajal Aggarwal is all set to team up with Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar in his next yet-untitled Tamil project, if sources are anything to go by.

"The makers have approached Kajal, and she's said to be very excited. Although she's yet to officially sign, it looks like she will be on board soon," a source from the film's unit told.

To be helmed by Siva, the film will be predominantly shot across exotic locations in Europe.

This is the third film to come out of the combination of Siva and Ajith, who had previously delivered blockbusters such as "Veeram" and "Vedalam".

The film will have music by Anirudh Ravichander.

Sanjeev Kumar was an effortless actor: Rishi Kapoor

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On the birth anniversary of late actor Sanjeev Kumar on Saturday, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor described him as an “effortless actor.”

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The actor also shared that they did a film together, which never saw the light of the day. 

He tweeted: “Remembering the great Sanjeev Kumar on his birthday. We did one film together which never released. Effortless actor.”

The “Bobby” star shared how the film got embroiled in financial mess, and came to a grinding halt. 

“The film was 'Maang Sajado Meri'.Directed by Prayagraj produced by dear friend Raj Bhatija had Asha Parekh, Ranjeeta. Ready film got messed up. Financial mess up. Absolutely ready film never got a release 1984,” Rishi tweeted.

Irrfan Khan wants to sing in films

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Actor Irrfan Khan, who is awaiting the release of his forthcoming film "Madaari", says he wants to go behind the mic for a film in "the coming years”.

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The actor became part of the TV show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" to promote his film, and was so inspired by the contestants that he expressed his wish to sing.

“'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' singers are mind-blowing and they have such a great talent. After witnessing them, even I got inspired to sing and will sing in the coming year for sure,” Irrfan said in a statement. 

Keep the monsoon troubles at bay

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Rains are here, and so are the skin and hair fears. Sweat and oil deposits make the skin and hair really dull so adjust your skin and hair care routine according to the season. From avoiding rubbing your face while drying it up to avoid hair spray and hair gel can do the trick, says an expert.

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A change in weather does not mean you put do away with your skin and hair care routine. Nivedita Dadu, dermatologist from skinology of Skin and Hair Clinic, suggests how.

♦ Cleanse your skin: Washing the impurities away from our skin allows it to breathe. Clean your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and by removing impurities. But to protect the skin's natural oils, avoid anti-fungal and perfumed soaps. Instead use a non-soapy cleanser that ensures deep pore cleansing. Splashing the eyes with cold water also provides great relief.

Pawan Kalyan, Suriya, Prithviraj join hands for Mumbai film fest

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Leading southern film stars Pawan Kalyan, Suriya and Prithviraj Sukumaran along with their Bollywood counterparts Riteish Deshmukh, John Abraham and filmmaker Paresh Mokashi have pledged their support for this year's Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

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The event is organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).

"The Call for Entries films feature diverse talents from across India and illustrates that cinema is truly an art form that unites. I am extremely grateful to them all for participating in this initiative and encouraging filmmakers across India to send us their films," Anupama Chopra, the festival director, said in a statement.

Salman fails to appear before NCW, files response via lawyer

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Actor Salman Khan failed to appear before the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday over his "raped woman" simile and filed a response to the commission's notice through his lawyers, the NCW said.

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“The Commission had summoned Salman Khan to appear in person on July 8, 2016, at the Commission's office to give a satisfactory explanation on the matter. It may be noted that today Khan or his legal team has not appeared before the Commission,” NCW Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said in a statement.

“However, the Commission has received a response from his legal team, which is currently being examined by the Commission,” she added.

The NCW had summoned Khan in connection with the actor's remark where he compared his condition after shooting for a gruelling wrestling scene in his recently released movie “Sultan” to that of a "raped woman".

Madhuri, Sakshi have proved me wrong: Anil Kapoor

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Actor-producer Anil Kapoor says that Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Sakshi Tanwar are two actors who have proved him wrong by showcasing their versatility.

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The 59-year-old is set to return to the small screen with the finite TV series "24: Season 2", also starring "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii" fame actress Sakshi. Anil shared that he was nervous about getting her on board.

"The makers asked me as a producer and as a leading actor about casting Sakshi on '24'. I said 'Yes. Done'. I had heard of her, seen her work and seen her play 'aachi bahu' (good daughter-in-law) on TV shows. So, I was nervous about her.

Anyone can be Sonam Kapoor: Anil Kapoor

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Describing his star daughter Sonam Kapoor as "very real", actor-producer Anil Kapoor says that anyone can be like her.

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When a fan asked Anil will he give her a chance to be like Sonam, the actor, who is here to promote "24: Season 2", said: "Of course. Sonam is very real, ordinary, down to earth and an emotional person.

"By seeing her on the big screen or photographs, she may look like a star. She is, but she is also like every other daughter and girl. Anyone can be Sonam Kapoor."

He also heaped praise on his son Harshvardhan Kapoor, who will make his acting debut in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Mirzya".

Lady Gaga's new album is 'classic, futuristic'

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Singer Lady Gaga's producer RedOne says her new album is a mixture of "classic" and "futuristic" sounds.

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The Moroccan-Swedish producer -- who has worked with Gaga since her 2008 debut album "The Fame" -- has revealed the "Born this way" hitmaker has completed a total of eight tracks for her eagerly-anticipated fourth studio album, and that it retains her trademark sound, reports people.com. 

"It's a mixture of classic music and futuristic too. I didn't want to go too far from what she is. We kept it (similar to) what Gaga is what she's done all these years. It's special," RedOne -- whose real name is Nadir Khayat -- said. 

'Budhia Singh' will be one of my best films: Manoj Bajpayee

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Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who plays the role of a coach of Budhia Singh, the youngest marathon runner in the biopic, feels this film will be considered as one of the best five films of his career.

Instamag-'Budhia Singh' will be one of my best films: Manoj BajpayeeWhile launching the anthem song of the film, the 'Aligarh' actor was asked about whether he expects a national award for the film, and Manoj replied" "Last year this film was in National Award nominations. I didn't receive for this one. May be I will get an award for some other film but I feel Budhia Singh would be considered as one of the best five films of my career. It will be regarded as the high leveled cinema."

The sports drama is directed by Soumendra Padhi and is based on a child prodigy, Budhia Singh. 

Never planned my career: Masaba Mantena

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Fashion designer Masaba Mantena, who found a spot in Grazia’s ‘100 Most Influential in Fashion’ list, says she has been “spontaneous” while making creative decisions in the fashion industry.

Instamag-Never planned my career: Masaba MantenaMasaba, known for her quirky designs, added that she will try to “create more in the field of fashion”.

The Indian edition of the popular women’s fashion magazine Grazia, in its latest July 2016 edition, featured the list of 100 Most Influential in Fashion, read a statement. 

Go back to 1950s era in designer way

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If you love wearing Peter Pan collars and maxis then you will definitely like the new collection launched by designer Dia Ajmera. She has focused on the best of such trends and paid tribute to the 1950s era.

Instamag-Go back to 1950s era in designer wayKeeping with the idea of the New Look and inspired by the vintage style, Ajmera of the label Pasha, said in a statement: "It is very difficult to choose an outfit which can go with any day time clothing as well as for an evening wear. So I decided to design collared tops and dresses as it can translate very well to the office as well as any Saturday night. They add some sort of appeal and make it an irresistible combination with your dress." 

'Madaari' release pushed back to July 22

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Actor Irrfan Khan-starrer "Madaari", which was scheduled to be released on July 15, will now release a week later at the behest of the makers of "Great Grand Masti".

Instamag-'Madaari' release pushed back to July 22They requested Vashu Bhagnani, the distributor of "Madaari", to push back the film's release.

This is the second time that the movie's release date has been altered. Earlier, “Madaari” was to release alongside megastar Amitabh Bachchan's “TE3N” on June 10 and then it was pushed to July 15.

But Bhagnani doesn't mind. 

Acupressure can cut fatigue in breast cancer survivors

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A relaxing session of acupressure can help reduce the persistent fatigue suffered by women being treated for breast cancer and improve their sleep, quality of life as well as provide a low-cost way to manage other symptoms, a study has found.

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Derived from traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure involves applying pressure with fingers, thumbs or a device to specific points on the body. 

About a third of women experience moderate to severe fatigue -- one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment -- up to 10 years after the treatment ends.

Fitness plays important role in modelling: Dabboo Ratnani

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Celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani, who will be co-judging second season of "India’s Next Top Model”, says fitness must be more important than being thin for models.

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The show, which begins on Sunday on MTV channel, will have Ratnani co-judging the show with actress Lisa Haydon while MTV VJ and actress Anusha Dandekar and grooming expert Neeraj Gaba will be the mentors of the contestants. 

“We have a mix of girls and all of them are not that thin. The contestants are not particularly thin... They are more fit as that is one important criterion. Fitness plays a very important part in modelling,” Ratnani told.

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase pre-term birth risk

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Exercise during pregnancy is safe and does not increase the risk of pre-term birth, a study has revealed.

Instamag-Exercise during pregnancy does not increase pre-term birth riskAccording to the study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, women who exercised were less likely to have a C-section than those who did not.

Historically, women were discouraged from vigorous exercise during pregnancy because of the risk of pre-term birth. 

"The thinking was that exercise releases norepinephrine in the body, which is a chemical that can stimulate contractions of the uterus, and thus lead to pre-term birth. However, numerous studies, including this new meta-analysis, have since shown that exercise does not harm the baby and can even have benefits for the mom and baby," said Professor Vincenzo Berghella of Thomas Jefferson University.

Electrically-powered bicycle provides meaningful exercise

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If you find it hard to set aside time specifically for exercise, riding an electrically-powered bicycle on a regular basis can provide you with an effective workout while improving some aspects of cardiovascular health, suggests new research.

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Electric-assist bicycles (pedelecs) are equipped with a built-in electric motor that provides modest assistance while the rider is actively pedalling, making it easier to cover greater distances and hilly terrain. 

"Commuting with a pedelec can help individuals incorporate physical activity into their day without requiring them to set aside time specifically for exercise," said lead author of the study James Peterman at University of Colorado Boulder in the US.

Pedelecs have steadily grown more popular with consumers over the past decade, especially in Europe and Asia.

Ladies! move away from denim jeans, welcome denim gowns

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Denims are certainly the most fussfree dressing option for casual events but what if you get an option to try out the same clothing trend for your cocktail events?

Instamag-Ladies! move away from denim jeans, welcome denim gownsDenim dress is the most gung-ho dressing option as it comes in flattering shapes, plays nice with every body type, and is wearable throughout the year. 

Keeping this in mind, designer Tanieya KhanujaÂ’s has come up with new collection of lacy denim gowns. 

“These irresistible new silhouettes in the softest fabrications and also the lacy straps and pockets add a charm to it. It's so ritzy that you'll want to just live in them. Whether you're in the mood for a new twist on silhouettes or want to stand out in subtle, this will surely be your new favourite.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Anupam thanks Salman, Akshay for being fitness inspiration

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Veteran actor Anupam Kher has thanked superstars Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar for inspiring him to stay fit.

Instamag-Anupam thanks Salman, Akshay for being fitness inspirationAnupam, who has been working out for one year and has lost 14 kg, took to Twitter to thank the stars. 

"Time to thank people who inspired me to be fit. Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan Akshay Kumar and Rujuta Diwekar," Anupam tweeted on Friday. 

The "A Wednesday" star also added that his fitness trainer is a "great inspiration".

Ajay Devgn one of the finest actors: Vatsal Sheth

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Actor Vatsal Sheth, who had shared screen space with Ajay Devgn in 2004 film "Taarzan: The Wonder Car", says he is one of the finest actors in Bollywood.

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Vatsal says that he is close to Ajay and has always considered him as his elder brother.

"I am pretty close to Ajay sir. I have always looked upto him as my elder brother. He is always there for me whenever I need him. I talk to him for advice for all decisions. It feels really great to have such a support...I think that he is one of the finest actors we have," he told.

Vatsal, who is currently a part of the TV show "Rishton Ka Saudagar - Baazigar", said he would love to work with Ajay again.

Nathan Jones not part of 'Gauthamiputra Satakarni'

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Actor and wrestler Nathan Jones, last seen in "Mad Max: Fury Road", is not part of Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer Telugu period-drama "Gauthamiputra Satakarni", which is currently on the floors in Georgia.

Instamag-Nathan Jones not part of 'Gauthamiputra Satakarni'"Although we approached him for an important role, things didn't pan out the way we'd expected. Hence, we couldn't rope him in," producer Y. Rajeev Reddy told.

Nathan was rumoured to be playing the chief of the Greeks in the battle with Satavahanas, headed by Balakrishna.

Having already completed two battle sequences in Morocco and Hyderabad respectively, the makers are currently filming the final battle scene in Georgia.

Why chronic pain risk may run in families

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Genetics, effects on early development and social learning are some factors that can increase the risk of chronic pain transmitting from parent to children, researchers suggest.

Instamag-Why chronic pain risk may run in familiesAccording to a report in the journal PAIN, the researchers identified some plausible mechanisms to explain the transmission of chronic pain from parent to child. 

Genetic is a factor, which the research suggests, may account for roughly half of the risk of chronic pain in adults.

The study, conducted by Amanda Stone of Vanderbilt University and Anna Wilson of Oregon Health & Science University in the US also revealed that having a parent with chronic pain may affect the features and functioning of the nervous system during critical periods in early development.

Must-have scarf fabrics for monsoon

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Jazz up your look by sporting colourful cotton, mulmul and chiffon scarves to look chic and feel comfortable during monsoon season, says an expert.

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Karan Ahuja, Director, Ahujasons, suggets how:

♦Cotton scarves: Cotton is the safest and the most reliable fabric for monsoon season as it is breathable. These scarves will not stick to your body or soak water. 

♦ Mulmul scarves: Mulmul fabric is soft as well. These scarves will help you to keep rainfall and sweat at bay. They can be used with long kurtis. This will keep the style and comfort both in place.

♦ Cotton silk scarves: You might wonder how this can be a good option for the rains, but the lesser known fact is that silk can lessen all your rainy season wardrobe anxieties. Silk tends to stay fresh and crease-free during these troubling times and they dry instantly. 

Designer Masumi Mewawalla launches signature label

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City-based designer Masumi Mewawalla has launched her signature design label Emblaze.

Instamag-Designer Masumi Mewawalla launches signature labelWith an exclusive range of prêt clothing for men and women, the label offers an eclectic mix of western casuals, semi-formal and formal attire. 

The new collection offers bright colours, the clothes are comfortable and affordable. There are even fashionable crop tops and chic style dresses for day to day life. 

“Emblaze means to illuminate and my new collection is very radiant. Even if I have used many light colours, the outfits illuminate lot of brightness and embellish smoothness," Mewawalla said in a statement. 

Designer Rinku Sobti launches online retail store

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City-based designer Rinku Sobti has launched her official online retail store.

Instamag-Designer Rinku Sobti launches online retail storeThe brand features designs inspired by natural elements, fusing traditional and contemporary work. 

The clothes have a contemporary look and are made using handwoven and organic material. 

"I am happy to announce the launch of my online shop. It will allow me to expand my reach and deliver products across India," Sobti said in a statement. 

"My collection has the rich colours of Varanasi along with modern designs that include chic style dresses, flowy skirts and understated jackets," she added. 

Your diet determines what your child eats

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Parents need to be careful while choosing food as researchers have found a close relationship between diet quality of parents and kids.

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The analysis draws on data from a study that looked at 698 parent-child duos to better understand obesity and related behaviours. 

The children were six to 12 years old and all lived in King County, Washington, or San Diego County, California, when the study was done from 2007 to 2009.

To get a sampling of dietary practice, researchers looked at up to three random days of eating data for each twosome, including at least one weekday and one weekend day. More than 98 percent of participants reported three days of dietary data.

Shilpa starting corporate line of women's clothing

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Actress and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra is all set to launch a corporate line of women's clothing, and says a lot can be done on this.

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"Yes, I am working on something. Several plans are in the pipeline. I do feel lots can be done with a corporate line as people spend more than half of their day at their work spaces and why not merge style and comfort," Shilpa said in a meeting. 

Sources shared that while in London, the "Dhadkan" star has been meeting quite a few designers to discuss a corporate collection for women which she is soon to launch in the country.
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Shock wave therapy can repair injured muscles fast

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Sending low-frequency acoustic shock waves to injured muscles could speed up the healing process in the tissues, says an interesting study.

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The Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) works by mechanically stimulating the tissue, which prompts stem cells to kick-start repair work.

"Our study indicates that shock waves increase the levels of chemical signalling factors in muscle tissue. These factors wake up "satellite" progenitor cells which gradually becomes new muscle fibres," said Angela Zissler, at the University of Salzburg in Austria.

Let Aamir, Salman wrestle, will stick to romance, says Shah Rukh

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Shahrukh Khan says he will let his contemporaries, Aamir and Salman Khan, handle wrestling while he will stick with his romantic genre.

Instamag-Let Aamir, Salman wrestle, will stick to romance, says Shah Rukh"Let Aamir and Salman handle wrestling.. two of them are enough to handle wrestling. Above all I don't look like a wrestler from any angle. I am a romantic hero and I don't know wrestling," said Shah Rukh during a media interaction for Eid celebrations at his residence Mannat.

Salman Khan-starrer "Sultan", in which the actor essays the role of a wrestler, is already making leaps and bounds in theatres while later this year, Aamir Khan will also be seen in similar role, but in a biopic based on real-life wrestler Mahavir Phogat. 

Horan used golf to escape pressures of One Direction

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Singer Niall Horan has revealed he and fellow One Direction member Harry Styles used golf to escape from the pressures of the band.

Instamag-Horan used golf to escape pressures of One DirectionHoran admitted he and Styles loved playing the game while on the road with One Direction as it allowed them to relax, reports femalefirst.co.uk. 

"Well, I have got into it more over the past four or five years and appreciate it more. When I was on the road with One Direction it allowed me to escape the hotel for a few hours and relax," Horan told Today's Golfer magazine.  

Too much or too little sleep may up inflammatory disease risk

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Sleep disturbances and longer sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation, finds a new study.

Instamag-Too much or too little sleep may up inflammatory disease riskInsufficient sleep is considered a public health epidemic by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

"Together with diet and physical activity, sleep health represents a third component in the promotion of health-span," said Michael Irwin from the University of California - Los Angeles, US.

Common sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, have been associated with increased risk of inflammatory disease and mortality.

Living longer linked to shorter period of illness

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Those who live exceptionally long lives lead a much healthier life, suggests new research. It found the onset of illness came decades later in life for centenarians than those not blessed with longevity.

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The findings in a study of nearly 3,000 people contradict the notion that the older the people get, the sicker they become and the greater the cost of taking care of them.

"Most people struggle with an ever-increasing burden of disease and disability as they age," said study leader Nir Barzilai, Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Designer duo to host sari festival in Delhi

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Designer duo Asha and Gautam Gupta are organising Kargha, a Saree Festival, here from July 13 onwards.

Instamag-Designer duo to host sari festival in DelhiKargha (handloom) is a festival which exhibits their latest amalgamation with the Indian handloom weaves adopted from various parts of India - Patan, Uppada, Paithan and Banaras. 

The latest collection, in colours like fuchsia, flamingo pink, blue and purple, has been designed by incorporating several art and crafts like Ikat, Batik, Patola and Paithani.

Save your wooden furniture in monsoon

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It is necessary to pay special attention to protecting your wooden furniture during the monsoon season, says an expert.

Instamag-Save your wooden furniture in monsoonVanessa Horig, expert and furniture designer of online furniture rental company Furlenco.com, has shared some tips on how one can maintain wooden items in the house during the rains:

♦ The rainy season is not the best time to get your furniture redone. So don’t rush into it because this isn’t the time when the wood is in a stable condition.

♦ Buying furniture or getting it transported is not a good idea during monsoon. They are susceptible to moisture and you may not receive it in its original form.

Affleck, Garner 'still figuring' out relationship

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Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are reportedly "still figuring things out" when it comes to their relationship despite it being a year after announcing their separation.

Instamag-Affleck, Garner 'still figuring' out relationshipThe couple are reportedly still unsure whether they should file for divorce as they are focused on doing things right by their children, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and four-year-old Samuel, reports people.com. 

"They are still figuring things out. Ben still doesn't want the divorce and he might actually get his way," a source said. 

Unhealthy food ads impact child's diet

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Advertisements for unhealthy foods and beverages with high sugar or salt may be contributing to the growing obesity epidemic among children as researchers have found that such commercials adversely impact their food choice and lead to harmful diets.

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The researchers examined caloric intake and dietary preference among more than 6,000 children and assessed the effects of unhealthy food and beverage marketing. 

The study showed that marketing increased dietary intake and influenced dietary preference in children during or shortly after exposure to advertisements.

Adele addresses wedding rumours

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Singer Adele addressed rumours she secretly married her partner of four years, Simon Konecki, at a concert.

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The "Hello" hitmaker opened up to her fans on stage at her concert at the Xcel Center in Minnesota this week where she dropped hints to her partner Simon Konecki -- with whom she has three-year-old son Angelo -- that she'd like the 42-year-old to pop the question to her, reports femalefirst.co.uk. 

Rubbishing rumours that they have already secretly wed, she told the crowd: "I might as well be married, but I'm not. I would tell you if I did". 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Our filmmakers are in sync with society

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Filmmaker Anand L. Rai, who was here for the screening of his film "Nil Battey Sannata" and discussion on the topic 'Our cinema, their cinema' at the seventh edition of the Jagran Film Festival says that Indian filmmakers are now in sync with the society.

Instamag-Our filmmakers are in sync with societyOn Tuesday, the last day of the five-day festival held a discussion on a subject which gave a glimpse of the Pakistani film industry in comparison to Indian film industry with veteran Pakistani actor-director Khalid Ahmed, filmmaker and politician Raja Bundela and Pakistani filmmaker Shahbaz Sumar as the panelists.

Sharing that the new generation of filmmakers is not scared of raising its voice, Rai believes that the movie makers are now opening up and addressing issues which currently ail our country.

Cartoon characters as super veggies help kids eat healthy

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Influencing kids to make the right food choice could be a lot easier for parents as researchers have found that children exposed to animated cartoon characters that take the shapes of healthy vegetables such as carrots or cucumber are more likely to eat salad on their own.

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Marketing vegetables in school lunchrooms using the Super Sprowtz -- a team of fun-loving characters with super powers -- almost tripled the percentage of elementary school students choosing items from the salad bar,the findings showed.

"If we put the time and good resources into marketing healthy choices to kids, it can work," said lead researcher Andrew Hanks, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in the US.

Eat more homemade food to keep diabetes at bay

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Ditching homemade food for that king size burger and French fries can add not only extra kilos around your belly but may also increase the risk of developing diabetes, a study has warned.

Instamag-Eat more homemade food to keep diabetes at bayIndividuals who often ate from outside, typically fast food were more prone to gain weight -- a major cause for developing Type 2 diabetes, the researchers said.

Concerns have been raised that such people have a diet that is rich in energy but relatively poor in nutrients -- this could lead to weight gain, which is, in turn, associated with an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, said Qi Sun from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Molestation complaint against singer Mika Singh

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Singer Mika Singh was accused of molesting an upcoming model, who filed a complaint against him, police said on Tuesday. He however termed the charge a blackmail attempt.

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"A woman named Priyanka Kumar filed an FIR against Mika Singh on Tuesday evening. It is a case of molestation," an official from Versova police station told.

Following the complaint, Mika Singh released a statement which claimed that the girl had demanded money from him, and he had evidence of it. He also said he had informed police of this.

B-town celebrities attend screening of 'Sultan'

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Numerous celebrities from the film industry attended a screening of superstar Salman Khan's new movie 'Sultan'.

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Actors Anupam Kher, Himesh Reshmammiya, Elli Avram, Daisy Shah, Nikhil Dwivedi were spotted arriving at the Yash Raj studios here. Filmmakers Subhash Ghai, David Dhawan, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Divya Kumar Khosla were spotted.

Actor Randeep Hooda, who plays Salman's mixed martial arts coach in the film, was also present. Salman's brother, actor Arbaaz Khan and his rakhi sister Shweta Rohira, ex-wife of actor Pulkit Samrat, were also present.

Salman's rumoured Romanian girlfriend Iulia Vantur, whose appearances recently had sparked reports of their marriage recently, was also present.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

How to brighten up your home for Eid

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Your home is a backdrop where you greet and host friends and families during festivals such as the forthcoming Eid. Spruce it up and beautify it with flowers and fragrance, says an expert.

how-to-brighten-up-your-home-for-eidRam Mehrotra, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Decorative Paints, Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited, suggests
you gift your home with the Eidi of a fresh vibrant coat of paint and some other easy makeover tips to add some extra zing to your festivities:

♦ Adorn your home with flowers: Add fragrance to your living and dining areas for Eid celebrations with flowers. Fill your vases with colourful flowers and put them on display to complement your wall colours and themes.

Simple ways to maintain hair during monsoon

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With high moisture in the air due to monsoon, the hair tends to lose its shine and becomes dull. Give your tresses a tea-water and lemon rinse after shampoo and apply essential oil which may help overcome monsoon hair problems like dandruff, says an expert.

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Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain has doles out tips to maintain hair during monsoons. 

♦ The hair usually becomes dull and limp during the monsoon season, when the humidity is high. Give the hair a tea-water and lemon rinse after shampoo. Boil used tea leaves again in enough water. After boiling, you should have about five to six cups of tea-water. Cool and strain it. Add lemon juice and use it as a last rinse after shampoo.

♦ Applying essential oil may help monsoon hair problems, like dandruff. Essential oils should always be mixed with oil, rose water, or mineral water. Add five drops of Tea Tree Oil to 100 ml water. Shake well and keep in an airtight bottle. Apply this on the scalp, after shampoo and leave on.

In bigger film, nobody gives a whit about talent: Sayani Gupta

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Actress Sayani Gupta, who garnered positive response for her debut film “Margarita, with a Straw” and later on appeared in Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Fan", feels big-budget creations of showbiz lack talent.

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The actress shared her view of working in Bollywood and its nuances in the July issue of online fashion portal Jabong's The Juice magazine. 

“In the bigger film, honestly, nobody gives a s**t about talent. Mumbai is a place of mediocrity. The day before, I read this article by Adoor Gopalakrishnan and he said - ‘We are actually habituated to seeing bad films. That’s why when one or two decent films come out, we’re like ‘OMG, this is great cinema',' ” Sayani said. 

After making her debut with a serious film with Kalki Koechlin, Sayani went on to play the role of Shah Rukh's manager in “Fan”. 

Talking abut shooting with Shah Rukh, she said: “For 'Fan', Shah Rukh had a 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. call time, which is also my favourite shift, because you can wake up by 12 and still have a nice lunch and have a couple of hours to yourself before you start work.” 

Ranbir Kapoor gets inspired by Jharkhand's YUWA Girls

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Ranbir Kapoor is creating awareness about setting up a school for girls in Jharkhand with YUWA -- a social development platform for girls -- through a five-part video series. The actor says he is inspired by their never-dying spirit of turning failure into success.

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He said these bunch of football players from a little Jharkhand village "are some extraordinary girls. These are girls with goals". 

Ranbir along with global PC and smartphone maker Lenovo is creating awareness about setting up a school for YUWA girls. These girls are from Hutup, a remote village in Jharkhand. YUWA is looking to change mindset on pressing issues through violence against women by empowering them to speak up and find their confidence through sports.

Sunny Leone making her singing debut?

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sunny-leone-making-her-singing-debutIt seems actress #SunnyLeone, who was last seen on screen in the movie "One Night Stand", is geared to make her singing debut.

Sunny on Monday shared a photograph of herself in a music studio, where she is seen standing in front of a mic. 

"Went head on with one of my biggest fears -- singing out loud! Spent the month rehearsing! Hope you like it," Sunny captioned the image. 

The actress is currently hosting the youth-based reality TV show "MTV Splitsvilla Season 9". 

The "Ragini MMS 2" actress has also been roped in for a song for superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Raees", which is directed by Rahul Dholakia.