Saturday, 13 August 2016

Dubai Parks and Resorts to open doors on October 31

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#TheDubaiParksandResorts, an integrated theme park complex, will open its gates to the public on October 31, allowing guests to experience nearly 100 rides and attractions across four parks, including a destination dedicated to Bollywood too, officials said.

Annual passes to the destination are currently on sale, while daily passes will be announced soon.

The destination will comprise of three theme parks -- Bollywood Parks Dubai, MOTIONGATE Dubai, and LEGOLAND Dubai, together with LEGOLAND Water Park. It will also include Riverland Dubai, a themed retail, dining, and entertainment experience, along with the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian-themed family resort.

“This has been a long-time coming and I can't say enough about how excited we are to welcome our guests to the destination to Experience Amazing,” Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO, Dubai Parks and Resorts, said in a statement.

Zayn Malik to work with Italian designer

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Singer #ZaynMalik is set to collaborate with Italian luxury fashion designer #GiuseppeZanotti on a new footwear range.

The 23-year-old posted a teaser image of himself on Instagram, sharing the news about his collaboration with the designer who is renowned for 18 carat gold menswear trainers, reports

The singer also shared that the collection will be unveiled next year.

The dark haired hunk shared a photograph of himself walking down a stairwell wearing black suede boots.

Myntra acquires stake in Hrithik's brand HRX

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Leading e-tailer Flipkart's fashion and lifestyle products' subsidiary #Myntra on Friday announced that it has acquired a majority stake in #HRX, the active lifestyle brand co-owned by Bollywood actor #HrithikRoshan and Exceed Entertainment.

This move is a bid to further strengthen Myntra's private brands business.

HRX, one of the first home grown Indian active lifestyle brands, was incepted in 2012 and was exclusively licensed to Myntra in 2013. Since then, HRX has been one of the top selling brands on Myntra.

This strategic investment is a first of its kind in the industry, wherein a celebrity incubated brand has aligned with the country's leading e-fashion retailer in an equity model, read a statement. 

The move will enable the brand to leverage certain benefits exclusive to Myntra's in-house brands, leveraging technology to provide better consumer experience and access to data on consumer preferences. 

92 designers to participate in LFW Winter/Festive 2016

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As many as 92 designers, including #RituKumar, #RajeshPratapSingh and #WendellRodricks, will participate in the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week #LFW Winter/Festive 2016.

In its 17th year, Tarun Tahiliani will open the gala here on August 23. 

Kolkata-based designer Kallol Datta will showcase a collection at the Sustainable Fashion and Indian Textiles Day during the fashion week, which will conclude on August 28, a statement said.

Creations by several designers from Assam will also be showcased at the gala. 

A plus-size show, curated by designer Shilpa Chavan of Little Shilpa in association with the plus-size store, aLL, will also take place.

Minister opens Independence Day Film Festival

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Union Information & Broadcasting Minister #MVenkaiahNaidu inaugurated a week-long #IndependenceDayFilmFestival at Siri Fort auditorium here on Friday.

He urged people to believe in the 'oneness of the country' and emphasised that "nothing else should be allowed to cause obstacles in India's march ahead." 

Naidu asserted the importance of cinema in bringing forth the lives of prominent as well as unsung heroes of the freedom struggle. 

He mentioned movies like 'Sardar' and a Tamil movie 'Veerapandiyan Kottabomman' which depicted the lives of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and an 18th century warrior, Veerapandiyan Kottabomman as capable of inspiring in the people an interest in the history of freedom fighters. 

Hrithik pleasantly surprised by good reviews for 'Mohenjo Daro'

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Actor #HrithikRoshan is "pleasantly surprised" by the positive reviews for epic adventure-romance #MohenjoDaro. He says it was encouraging.

"I am pleasantly surprised by the positive reviews for 'Mohenjo Daro'. It is encouraging that we have received better reviews than most were expecting," Hrithik said in a statement. 

Directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, the film marks debut of Pooja Hegde and is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker. 

The film brings an epic adventure-romance story on the silver screen. It is set in the city of Mohenjo Daro in the era of the Indus Valley civilisation which dates back to 2,600 BC.

Not worried about clash with 'A Flying Jatt':Abhishek Jawkar

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#AbhishekJawkar, the director of the film #MissingonaWeekend, is not worried about his film clashing with the Tiger Shroff-Jacqueline Fernandez starrer "A Flying Jatt" as he feels that the genres are completely opposite and that the film has got the required number of screens.

Abhishek Jawkar told on Friday, "We are not worried about "A Flying Jatt". Frankly speaking, it is not even a clash. Their film is obviously big and they will get the maximum number of screens, but we were never targeting a big number of screens anyway. In fact, the number of screens we were looking for, we have got that and we are extremely happy and satisfied with that."

He added, "Their film is targeting the kids and is a family film, and our film is completely opposite and being a suspense thriller, we were always targeting the youth as they love suspense thrillers. Not just the youth, there is a loyal fan base for suspense thrillers among all adults, so we are extremely optimistic about them loving our film as it is after a long time that such a suspense thriller has come on screen."

John Mayer reveals skin care routine

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Singer #JohnMayer has a new gig that he calls "Skin Care Secrets With John". He has shared his first segment - a nightly moisturising routine.

The 38-year-old took to Snapchat to share the segment on the routine, reports

"People are always asking me, 'John, what are some of your skincare secrets?'

"And I always say, 'That's an odd question to ask me.' And they always say, 'You literally just asked me to ask you that;," he says in the video.

Celine Dion has deep admiration for Sia

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Singer #CelineDion says she has deep admiration for "Chandelier" hitmaker #Sia's clear vision for her songs.

Dion believes Sia has managed to carve out her own path, on her own terms and in her own time, reports

"I'm mesmerised by her confidence, and I constantly look forward to what she'll do next. She's the true definition of an artist, one I so deeply admire. I'm one of her biggest fans, and it has been such a joy and honour to get to know her," she added.

DST, Intel and IIT Bombay to support hardware-based start-ups

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In order to make the #DigitalIndia initiative more successful, Department of Science & Technology #DST, Intel India and the Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) at IIT-Bombay have joined hands to launch the Collaborative Incubation Programme for hardware and systems startups.

The programme has been designed to support hardware and systems-based start-ups in the country through mentoring, training, lab facilities, hardware kits, prototyping, business services and fundings.

"Department of Science and Technology (DST) is deeply committed in supporting technology and entrepreneurship initiatives that are of relevance to national needs. For the first time, DST, Intel and SINE are collaborating to incubate hardware and systems startups in India," said HK Mittal, Advisor, National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, DST in a statement.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Lara Dutta excited over hunt for Miss India Universe 2016

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Former #MissUniverse #LaraDutta is looking forward to mentoring 16 finalists who will compete with one another to represent the country at the prestigious Miss Universe pageant.

The journey of the contestants will be chronicled on "Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva - Miss Universe India 2016", a six-part series which will be aired on Colors Infinity starting August 27. It was launched amidst much fanfare and glitterati here on Wednesday.

Lara, who revealed the first look of the TV series through a promo launch, said: “I am looking forward to the journey of mentoring the 16 gorgeous finalists and starting the exciting shoot of the television series with them."

Myntra to retail fusion designs in Khadi

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#Khadi Originals from #ethnicwear fashion brand #IndusDiva will retail a range of trendy ethnic and fusion apparel, including work wear and dresses online, on #Myntra.

This will be done in association with Haresh C Shah from Mumbai Khadi Village Industries Association (MKVIA), read a statement.

Khadi Originals is a mix of earthy elegance, minimalistic chic and subtle sophistication. Crafted for men and women with discerning tastes, the silhouettes are simple, easy and comfortable in hues that vary from earthy and monochromes to pastels. Inspired by nature, these unique creations make for all-season clothing.

Khadi Originals will be available on Myntra at an average price point of Rs 1,699, with over 200 product options in this season.

Big B anxious, excited over response to 'Pink' trailer

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Megastar #AmitabhBachchan says the reactions to the trailer of his new film #Pink, which features him as a lawyer, have left him anxious and excited.

"The overwhelming reactions to the trailer of 'Pink' have me both excited and anxious. Anxious because now there is the film to follow and the reactions of that to follow."

He said it is a process that "always happens".

"We deliver... The audience collects... And then..."

Pooja Hegde by far my best co-star: Hrithik Roshan

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Actor #HrithikRoshan on Thursday said that his #MohenjoDaro co-star #PoojaHegde is his best co-star by far and that he could not have asked for a nicer person or a more talented actor to work with in the film.

"I think Pooja Hegde has been, by far, my best co-star. I could not have asked for a nicer person or a more talented actor to work with in this film," Hrithik said at an event where he interacted with his fans.

Hrithik has worked with some of the most popular actresses of the industry like Kangana Ranaut, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra and Rani Mukerji.

When Dhoni lost his cool on Sushant Singh Rajput

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Actor #SushantSinghRajput, who will be seen essaying the celebrated Indian cricketer #MahendraSinghDhoni's life for his upcoming film #MSDhoniTheUntoldStory said during their interaction, he saw Dhoni losing his cool for the first time.

Recalling his phase while interacting with Dhoni to get into the skin of the character Sushant says, "For the first time I have seen Dhoni losing his cool. First two to three days I asked him some questions and he answered them calmly. Then he said you ask lot of questions let me come back. I was just asking him one question in different ways again and again."

Adding to this Dhoni said: "He (Sushant) used to ask one question repeatedly and if he gets similar answer then he used to believe that I am being honest and then he used to go to next question."

We didn't want to make movie which makes me hero: MS Dhoni

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One of the most celebrated cricketers #MahendraSinghDhoni's life has been captured on the big screen with the film #MSDhoniTheUntoldStory but the cricketer says he did not want to show himself as a hero in the film.

When asked Dhoni is he worried of nervous about this film he said: "I am not worried at all as I have confidence in the crew. Right from the start we were in the same page. I have seen his (Neeraj Pandey) films and I like how he puts things on screen. We were clear right from the beginning we do not want to make a movie which makes me a hero or glamorises me."

"It was more about the journey so that people can relate to it. At the end of the day when you reach the goal it's the small decisions that you take has the impact what happens inbetween that is what pushes me transforms me to what I am today. The movie is more about the journey and it shows what all happened with me. It's a bit awkward to watch your own movie. At the same time I felt I was not the one who was very nervous it was Sushant," he added.

First let me find a girl: Sushant Singh on marriage

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Actor #SushantSinghRajput, who perhaps had plans to settle down this year before breaking up with his girlfriend #AnkitaLokhande, said he would get married after finding a girl.

When asked about his marriage plans, Sushant said: "First let me find a girl then, I will get married after that."

Reportedly, the actor is dating his "Raabta" co-star #KritiSanon. However, Kriti has dismissed these rumours.

When asked Sushant about his reaction on Kriti's statement, he said: "She always speaks the truth and whatever she has said is right."

Sharon Stone ready to date

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Actress #SharonStone, who split from second husband in 2004, says she is ready to date again.

The 58-year-old, who split from first husband Michael Greenburg in 1990 and divorced her second husband Phil Bronstein in 2004 after six years of marriage, has been reluctant to look for love again because of her children, reports

As her children, Roan, 16, Laird, 11, and Quinn, 10, are getting older, Stone feels more comfortable inviting someone new into her life.

Moretz asked to remove ribs

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Actress #ChloeGraceMoretz was told to have ribs removed to improve her figure.

The 19-year-old shared that Hollywood insiders frequently suggested that she should change her appearance in order to boost her chances of success, reports

"I used to get told to change my teeth all the time, because I had a gap, and I was told that to help give me more of a waistline, they could take out some ribs," Glamour magazine quoted Moretz as saying.

"Also, I had some acne when I was younger so there was a lot of pressure to deal with that."

Streep tries to swim a mile every day

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Veteran actress #MerylStreep says she tries to swim a mile every day to #stayhealthy.

The 67-year-old finds doing laps of the pool the best exercise for her to keep active, reports

"I do try to stay healthy. Sometimes I let myself fall apart, but generally I try to swim a mile every day because I like the feeling and it gets me into my body," Streep said.

"I'm quite conscious of keeping my health because it doesn't last forever and we're all of us lucky as long as we do have it. I try to remember that," she added.

Shah Rukh Khan detained at US airport

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Bollywood superstar #ShahRukhKhan says he was detained at a US airport.

"I fully understand and respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks," Shah Rukh said in a tweet posted on Friday morning (IST).

Precise details of when and why he was detained were not known. But Bollywood sources have said the actor was in Los Angeles.

On a positive note, he wrote: "The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons."

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Want a better memory? Eat Mediterranean diet

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A #MediterraneanDiet can improve your cognitive function, reduce chances of #Alzheimer and improve heart conditions, shows a new study.

The main foods in the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) include plant foods, such as leafy greens, fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, beans, seeds, nuts, and legumes. 

The MedDiet is also low in dairy, has minimal use of red meat, and uses olive oil as its major source of fat.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition the researchers investigated if and how a MedDiet may impact cognitive processes over time. 

Indian chef wins US-based culinary show

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#AarthiSampath, the Chef De Cuisine (head chef) of Michelin-starred chef #VikasKhanna's #JunoonRestaurant here, has won the American competition-based reality show #CHOPPED.

She was announced the winner during the show's episode that went on air on Tuesday on Food Network. 

Reacting to her victory, Sampath said in a statement: "Firstly, I feel relieved. It was one of the toughest things I have done in my life. Cooking a dish in 20 minutes and then being subject to criticism is not easy."

'St. Elsewhere' actress Sagan Lewis dead

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#SaganLewis, who featured in 1980s' medical drama "St. Elsewhere" and wife of Emmy-winning television creator #TomFontana, is dead.

She died on Sunday at her home in New York City after a six-year battle with cancer. She was 63, reports 

Lewis co-starred for seven seasons on “St. Elsewhere” as Dr. Jacqueline Wade. She went on to appear in television movies such as “Full Ride” and “Cocaine: One Man's Seduction”.

Tips for quick healthy munchies

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Love it or hate it, but you just can't ignore #hunger pangs. But instead of munching on unhealthy stuff, add a #healthytwist to #snacks, suggests an expert.

Naresh Guglani, Corporate Chef at Del Monte, suggests some quick and healthy snacks to gorge on. 

* Speedy sandwiches: If you are stuck at home because of the rains and crave for something yummy and instant, a DIY (Do It Yourself) speedy sandwich will come to your aid. All you would need is a loaf of bread, some vegetables of your choice and mayonnaise to add flavours to it.

Sauté the vegetables in olive oil, cool and mix it with mayonnaise to make a sumptuous filling. Spoon it liberally over a slice of bread, cover it with other slice and grill it. Enjoy it with a mug full of your favourite tea on a lazy couch.

Mahesh Bhatt casts 10-year-old as lead for new show

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Filmmaker #MaheshBhatt has zeroed in on a 10-year-old girl named #ArsheenNamdaar as the lead for his new TV series #Naamkarann.

The show, which will be on air next month, explores the journey of a 10-year-old who carves her own identity and takes charge of her own destiny.

“Arsheen is a born actress and she's a perfect fit for Avni's character. Just like Alia (Bhatt) stunned everyone including me with her outstanding performance in 'Udta Punjab', this girl Arsheen is going to stun everyone,” Bhatt said in a statement.

Model detained at Dubai airport for being transgender

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Canadian model #GigiGorgeous has shared an emotional post on Instagram after airport personnel in Dubai detained her for several hours because she is #transgender.

The model, who candidly documented her transition on YouTube, described the ordeal as "one of the scariest moments of my entire life", reports 

"After being detained and held at the Dubai airport for over five hours, this was the moment my baby came to rescue me," Gorgeous captioned a photograph embracing friend Nats Getty.

She continued: "Yesterday was one of the scariest moments of my entire life and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone. How you can be denied entry somewhere just because of who you are is seriously disgusting and also very scary. This further proves the need for change." 

American chicken brand opens doors in Mumbai

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American chicken brand #GenuineBroasterChicken (GBC) has forayed into the Indian market with its first outlet in Versova here.

Celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi is the ambassador for the brand in the country, and he will add his touch to the brand to please the Indian palate while staying true to its American heritage.

Yellow Tie Hospitality, an India-based food and beverage franchise management company, has brought down GBC to India.

Talking about bringing the brand to India, Karan Tanna, the company's Founder and CEO, said in a statement: "GBC has been an integral part of America's food heritage and we at Yellow Tie hospitality felt it was time to introduce it to the Indian consumers so they can enjoy a comparatively healthier version of fried chicken."

"We plan to open 25 outlets of Genuine Broaster Chicken by end of 2016 and 70 outlets by end of 2017.”

LFW unveils #MadeinAssam initiative

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Lakmé Fashion Week #LFW has launched a Sustainable Fashion and Indian Textiles initiative for its Winter/Festive 2016 season with fashion destination Ogaan here. Also unveiled was a #MadeinAssam initiative to link northeast textiles to mainstream designer retail market.

An exclusive preview of textile, handloom and sustainable fashion designers and labels showcasing at the upcoming LFW Winter/Festive 2016 was held at the designer retail store Ogaan in Hauz Khas village here.

Sanjay Garg from Delhi, Anavila from Mumbai, Vrisa from Jaipur, Pella from Bengaluru and Padmaja from Mumbai showcased outfits from their upcoming Winter/Festive 2016 handloom collections and reinforced their commitment to working with weavers and crafts of the country.

LFW has been promoting Indian handlooms and textiles under a focussed programme since 2012 for the past nine seasons. This is in line with the key objectives outlined by the Ministry of Textiles to link handlooms with fashion design and create premium quality merchandise for the modern market.

Never been friends with any of my exes: Ileana D'Cruz

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Actress #IleanaDCruz, who plays a married woman in an extra-marital affair in her forthcoming film #Rustom, says in real life she has never been friends with any of her former beaus.

She said she believes in moving on in life.

"I have never been friends with any of my exes, but there is no bitterness. I think if you have that for somebody, you should move on. I remember my first love and he did break my heart, but it's a strange understanding.

"I even told him you don't need to apologise and we moved on. Move on is the mantra," Ileana said here.

She feels if one continues being friends with their former lovers, it has "so much baggage.

Emraan Hashmi excited about 'Baadshaho'

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Actor #EmraanHashmi says he is excited about his upcoming film #Baadshaho which reunites him with actor #AjayDevgn and director #MilanLuthria after 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai'.

"I am excited to be a part of this project... working again with Milan, Ajay and the whole crew and of course, the new entrant Ileana D'Cruz, I haven't worked with her, sounds good to me," Emraan said on the sidelines of the launch of the book 'Dubai an Experience'.

'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai' was commercially and critically successful with both Emraan's and Ajay's gangster characters being appreciated. Emraan was also one of the lead actors in Milan Luthria's 'The Dirty Picture' opposite Vidya Balan.

Brooklyn Beckham dyes hair blonde

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Former football star #DavidBeckham's son #BrooklynBeckham has dyed his hair blonde to match the tresses of his girlfriend #ChloeMoretz.

The budding photographer and model, who originally has brunette hair colour, showed off his new appearance on his Instagram account, reports

"Thanks Alexis," he captioned it by tagging a stylist from Ken Paves salon in West Hollywood.

Ed Sheeran to be sued for stealing song again

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Singer #EdSheeran is being sued over similarities between his song “Thinking out loud” and singer Marvin Gaye's “Let's get it on”.

The British singer is being sued by the family of Ed Townsend, co-writer of Gaye's song. They have accused Sheeran of stealing the melody, harmony, and rhythm composition of Gaye's 1973 hit number, reports 

Townsend's family weren't the only ones to allege similarities between the songs. 

Recently, during their 25th anniversary show in New Jersey, boyband Boyz II Men pointed out the apparent likeness between the tracks as they started a cover of “Let's get it on” and transitioned into Sheeran's “Thinking out loud”. 

Kylie Jenner flaunts fiery red hair

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Reality TV star #KylieJenner showed off fiery red cornrows -- a braided hairstyle -- on her 19th birthday.

The star, who officially celebrated her last year of being a teenager on Wednesday, treated her 70.4 million Instagram followers to an image of herself sporting some bright-coloured cornrows, and a lipstick kiss mark on her cheek to match, reports

With no caption other than a heart emoji, it was impossible to know for sure if she had taken the plunge and really dyed her hair, or if she was simply wearing a wig.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

FDCI, Ministry of Textiles get together for weavers

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The Fashion Design Council of India #FDCI has collaborated with the Development Commissioner (DC) #Handlooms to reinvent indigenous crafts executed by handloom weavers through effective skill development.

The Ministry of Textiles, headed by Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, announced a revival strategy for the handloom industry on National Handloom Day, observed on August 7.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will facilitate designer intervention at selected Weavers Service Centers across India was also signed between Alok Kumar, Development Commissioner Handlooms, and FDCI President Sunil Sethi, read a statement. 

Citrus fruit extract may prevent kidney stones

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Researchers have found evidence that a natural #citrusfruit extract can inhibit the growth of painful #kidneystones and even dissolve the crystals.

The compound hydroxycitrate (HCA) can dissolve calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones, said the study that prepares the groundwork to design an effective drug for the painful condition.

"HCA shows promise as a potential therapy to prevent kidney stones," the researchers wrote in the study published onlne in the journal Nature. 

The findings are the result of a combination of experimental studies, computational studies and human studies, said lead author of the study Jeffrey Rimer, Associate Professor of at the University of Houston in the US.

Khadi Day to be announced soon: Ritu Beri

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Ace designer #RituBeri, who is trying to give #Khadi a makeover so it sets foot in the global scenario, says a #KhadiDay will be celebrated soon as a homage to Mahatma Gandhi's contribution to the "signature fabric of India".

It wasn't long ago that some of the Indians flaunted their best handloom pieces and shared their photographs supporting the #IWearHandloom campaign online. Will there be a similar campaign or a National Khadi Day?

"The Khadi Day is going to be announced soon as a homage towards Mahatma Gandhi's contributions to the fabric," Beri told here. 

Excited about it, but don't have anything made of Khadi?

Get your hands on some of the pieces from Beri's latest collection. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) recently launched the Exclusive Ritu Beri's Khadi Collection here. 

"Khadi is the oldest and a traditional form of handspun fabric of India. The endeavour is to try to give Khadi a makeover to set its foot in the global scenario and to introduce state-of-the art designs and styles in garments made in Khadi," she said.

Sunny Leone to play actress in 'Noor'

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#SunnyLeone, who will be seen in a cameo role in #SonakshiSinha starrer #Noor, will be portraying a Bollywood star in the upcoming film.

"She will be playing a glamorous Bollywood actress in 'Noor'," a source told. 

This will be the first time that the "Dabangg" actress will be sharing screen space with Sunny. 

"It was fun shooting for 'Noor' along with Sonkashi and I wish the team all the very best," Sunny said in a statement. 

Priyanka Chopra to be on Heidi Klum's 'Project Runway'

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Indian actress #PriyankaChopra's international portfolio seems to be turning stronger by the day. After TV show #Quantico and Hollywood film #Baywatch, she is set to be seen as a guest judge for season 15 of American TV series #ProjectRunway, hosted by supermodel #HeidiKlum.

Priyanka will join the series as one of the few guest judges on the show, which will air from September. The show focuses on budding designers who are given an opportunity to create a collection for New York Fashion Week.

Priyanka took to Instagram, where she shared a photograph of herself along with Klum as well as the show's other judges Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Georgina Chapman. 

"Namaste!! On 'Project Runway'. Coming soon. 'Project Runway' Season 15, September 15th! Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, Heidi Klum, Georgina Chapman," Priyanka captioned the image.

New season of 'India's Megakitchens' to air from Independence Day

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From a #Gurudwara that serves nearly 100,000 people during Hola Mohalla to a travelling kitchen serving 10,000 meals every day -- the new season of TV show #IndiasMegakitchens will explore the scale, volume, process and technology that goes behind some of the most iconic kitchens in the country.

The show, to go on air on Nat Geo from August 15, will explore the kitchens of Hola Mohalla, Iskcon Yatra, Annapurna and Kalinga Institute.

It will not only showcase the preparation of food and delve into the history and cultural aspects within that environment but will also celebrate the hard work, dedication and unending resolve of the people who operate these massive kitchens of India, read a statement.

To highlight the scale and emotions, Michelin Star Chef Vikas Khanna will be the face of the promotion for the series.
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Dhoni to launch 'M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story' trailer

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Cricket icon #MahendraSinghDhoni will launch the trailer of Bollywood biopic #MSDhoniTheUntoldStory, across three cities.

Dhoni will be travelling to Delhi, Jalandhar and Mumbai to launch the trailer of the movie, in which Sushant Singh Rajput steps in to play the real life cricket star.

The makers of the film are yet to finalise the venues in the three cities where Dhoni will launch the much-awaited trailer.

"Dhoni is a sensation across the country. He has a huge fan following, and what better way to launch the trailer than with the fans across various cities. We are now to take the very first glimpses of 'M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story' for audiences in Jalandhar, Delhi and Mumbai over two days,” director Neeraj Pandey said in a statement.

I know people call me a false modest person: Amitabh Bachchan

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Megastar #AmitabhBachchan feels there are a lot of people who find him falsely modest, but he makes no bones about it saying that even though there are new faces in his upcoming film #Pink, they will catch the audience's attention with their "exceptional" work.

"As an actor, I have been in this line for 45 years. Most of them (actors in 'Pink') are new faces in this film and you have not seen them before. But once you see the film, you will not see me you will only see them," the 73-year-old said at the film's trailer launch here.

"It's exceptional work that they have done, and I say this from the bottom of my heart. I am not being modest. I know a lot of people call me a false modest person, but this is the honest truth," he said.

The movie, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary, also features Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang in key roles.

Repaying Amitabh for 'Shoebite' with 'Piku', 'Pink': Shoojit Sircar

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Director #ShoojitSircar says that he is repaying #AmitabhBachchan with films such as #Piku and #Pink for the film #Shoebite which could not be released.

At the trailer launch of "Pink", Amitabh, asked about the status of "Shoebite", quipped: "He (Sircar) is still cutting the shoes" but Sircar said: "When a film does not release, it is very saddening and you feel really bad for it. But we have moved on. 

"We are making films and we are still trying if something can happen but I think that I am repaying back Mr. Bachchan with 'Piku' or even 'Pink' as we could not do that film and that film could not release. So this is my debt that I am repaying him."

Unfair to compare 'Rockstar' and 'Banjo': Riteish Deshmukh

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Actor #RiteishDeshmukh, who plays a street musician in film #Banjo, says that it would be unfair to compare the film to actor #RanbirKapoor's music-based film #Rockstar as the film and the characters are completely different.

Asked about comparisons with "Rockstar". Riteish said: "I'm a big Ranbir Kapoor fan; I really like his work. I think it will be unfair to compare the two films. When you'll see the film and the character, you'll see that both are different characters, so there is no parallel that you can draw. It is like Shah Rukh Khan in a romantic role and Ranbir Kapoor in a romantic role."

While in terms of looks, there is a similarly with the long locks both actors sport, "Rockstar" was more of a coming-of-age musical journey of Ranbir's character, who performs in concerts while Riteish's character is gifted with the talent of playing Banjo and plays it at street events. While the former was an out-and-out emotional love story, this one has a bit of comedy also in it.

Ayushmann Khurrana wants to show his muscles

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Actor #AyushmannKhurrana says that he wants to show his muscles in films, an opportunity he says he has not got till now as he keeps getting realistic films.

Present at the launch of a smart-shirt for the fashion brand Arrow, during an interview, Ayushmann was asked who he would gift a smart T-shirt that can actually rip your muscles by the press of one chip?, he said, "That is for me. I don't get a character in any film where I have to show my muscles; I get those realistic films. 'Vicky Donor', 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', where there is no need to show muscles."

Ayushmann also did not get the chance to show muscles in films such as "Nautanki Saala" or "Hawaizaada" and it also seems that he won't get it in his upcoming films like "Manmarziyan" and "Meri Pyaari Bindu". He, though, had gone topless and showed his physique in the Sonam Kapoor-starrer "Bewakoofiyaan".

Anne Hathaway proud of her body

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Actress #AnneHathaway, who welcomed her son in April, has shared an empowering message about post-baby weight loss.

"The Intern" star shared an image of a pair of her jeans that she cut into shorts and wrote a powerful message to go with it, reports

It read: "There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs."

"Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx #noshame #lovewhatyouhavebeengiven," she added.

Mariah Carey, James Packer own his 'n' hers yachts

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Singer #MariahCarey and her billionaire fiance #JamesPacker have his 'n' hers yachts.

The “Fantasy” singer and her billionaire fiance are currently vacationing in Italy, but while the businessman owns and is staying on the Arctic P, the seventh largest privately-owned vessel in the world, Carey has a chartered a 192 ft capri, a luxury liner which has 16 members of crew, including a private chef, reports

"It is important to have his-and-hers everything,” Carey said.

The 46-year-old singer's yacht boasts two bars, a gym, library, six staterooms and a Jacuzzi, and reportedly costs $340,000 a week to run, plus expenses, with fuel alone said to come in at $40,000 a week.

'N Sync reunites for JC Chasez's birthday

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All five members of #NSync, including #JustinTimberlake, reunited for the former pop band member #JCChasez's 40th birthday here.

The former boy band celebrated the milestone at a small private party here on Monday, said a source, reports

Around 50 people, including Timberlake's wife Jessica Biel, were in attendance.

The "Can't stop the feeling" singer, 35, took a snapshot with Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick to mark the occasion. 

"JC's 40th... And, if you don't know now you know," he captioned the image.

Drake declares love for Rihanna during concert

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Rapper #Drake declared his love for singer #Rihanna at a concert here in front of a huge crowd.

"If you've got love for Rihanna in New York City... 'cuz you know I've got love for Rihanna," Drake told the audience before his performance, reports

Drake has been on the Summer Sixteen tour that he co-headlines with friend and frequent collaborator Future.

Rihanna has also been busy with her own "Anti" tour, but last week she made time to visit her rumoured boyfriend in his hometown of Toronto, Canada to join him onstage at his annual OVO Festival. 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Secret to happy marriage is a good night's sleep

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If you wish to give your #marriage a smooth ride, make sure both of you get #soundsleep every night. A new study has found that a good night's sleep can buffer the effects of negative events on a couple's general satisfaction with their marriages.

When husbands and wives get more sleep than on an average night, they are more satisfied with their marriages, at least the following day, the findings showed.

"The universality of our findings is important," said one of the researchers, Heather Maranges from Florida State University in the US.

"That is, we know all people need sleep. Regardless of the stage at which a couple is in their relationship or the cultural context in which they're embedded, each member of the couple can be adversely affected by not getting enough sleep," Maranges said.

Bieber's naked vacation with girlfriend

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After his naked photograph emerged online, more nude images of singer #JustinBieber with his Australian girlfriend #SaharaRay have surfaced from Hawaii.

The singer shows off his impressive physique while taking a daring dip in the ocean. 

In the new images on the internet, the singer can be seen frolicking with his girlfriend in a cove on the tropical island, reports