Saturday, 15 October 2016

Indian pastry chefs to compete internationally

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Pastry chefs from India will compete in the #Juniors_Pastry_World_Championship to be held in Italy early next year.

The competition will be a part of SIGEP in Rimini in January 2017. It is an International exhibition in which different cultures and food traditions meet and share and exchange projects.

At SIGEP 2017 show, the Junior Pastry World Cup will be take place with participants from 10 countries competing for the title.

Arjun Gupta and Manjot Kalra of Academy of Pastry Arts India, winner of the first ever Junior Pastry Indian Cup held at capital suburb Gurgaon will represent India at the event, said a statement.

Sabbir Khan focusses on detailing: Nawazuddin

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Bollywood actor #Nawazuddin_Siddiqui has praised "Munna Michael" director #Sabbir_Khan for paying a lot of attention to detail.

"Sabbir makes commercial films, but he is focussed on detailing. He doesn't overdo things on the set and wants the film to look realistic. I like it when directors don't play to the galleries," Nawazuddin said in a statement.

The actor will be seen sharing screen space with actors Tiger Shroff and debutante Niddhi Aggerwal in the film, which revolves around a boy who idolises late King of Pop Michael Jackson.

"There's a lot of romance, apart from the dancing, in this film. I want to play a romantic hero," added the acclaimed talent, known for character roles.

Nicole Kidman felt lonely post her Oscar win

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Actress #Nicole_Kidman, who won the Best Actress accolade at the 2002 Academy Awards for her role in "The Hours", says she realised how "lonely" she was when she didn't have "anyone to share" her #Oscar with.

The Oscar win inspired Kidman to find a man to spend her life with, reports

"Winning the Oscar was a turning point, but not in terms of my life as an actor, because it was incredibly validating, but it actually symbolised loneliness to me because I didn't have anyone to share it with at that stage in my life," Kidman said during a question and answer session at the 60th BFI London Film Festival here on Wednesday.

Gauri Nainika roll out collection to tunes of 'Pretty Woman'

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Designer duo #Gauri and #Nainika rolled out a collection of extreme feminine cuts to the epic songs of #Richard_Gere and #Julia_Roberts starrer "Pretty Woman" on the Amazon India Fashion Week (#AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017's third day on Friday.

While the collection was all about ruffles, frills in pink and yellow, and even if the viewers found the designs repetitive, the cheerful music which struck a chord with the audience of the late 1980s and 1990s, ensured all ears and eyes were tuned to the ramp.

Sheer organza, tulle and weightless striped silk were some of the fabrics that the duo used to woo the fashion lovers.

Balloon sleeves, pouffed-up shoulders, high low leggy silhouettes, waist-clinching belts, harnesses in black and oxblood leather with gold metallic studs gave an edge to the otherwise soft clothing.

Tisca Chopra glides on ramp for Kavita Bhartia

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Clad in a black and red saree, actress #Tisca_Chopra sashayed down the ramp for designer #Kavita_Bhartia on the third day of the 28th edition of Amazon India Fashion Week (#AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017 here on Friday.

The collection looked simple and wearable and Bhartiya had the models clad in hues of white, blues and blacks.

Tisca shared that the simple yet unique look of Bhartiya's work.

Balancing themselves on stilettos, models showcased capes, jackets, tunics dresses, and oodles of layered skirts with simple embroidery.

Either the bottom wear had a little bit of work on them or the tops did, displaying perfect balance for the eyes.

Ban on 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' a conspiracy: Kamaal R Khan

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The decision by Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (#COEAI) to suspend the release of "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" in single screen theatres in western India is the result of a "conspiracy", says controversial actor #Kamaal_R_Khan, who was earlier targeted by #Ajay_Devgn for promoting the #Karan_Johar directorial.

Ajay had earlier this year alleged that Karan paid Kamaal Rs 25 lakh to tweet positively about "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" and to give negative reviews to "Shivaay", which he has directed and acted in.

Kamaal spoke up in favour of "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" on Friday after COEAI announced that "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" won't release in single screen theatres in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat, due to the presence of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in it.

People never pointed fingers at married actresses earlier: Kajol

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Marriage does not mean end of career for an actress in Bollywood. And that has been the case for the longest time, says actress #Kajol, who feels the hype around it is due to extra attention paid to the marital status of women.

people-never-pointed-fingers-at-married-actresses-earlier"Married actresses have been working in films for a very long time. It's just that they never came into focus and people never pointed them out and said, 'Hey, you're married and you're working'," Kajol told in an interview from Mumbai. 

The mother of two added: "You had a Sharmila Tagore, you had my mother (Tanuja), you had Saira Banu, you had so many actresses, who worked after they got married, in fact more after they got married than before they got married. Dimple Kapadia for that matter.

"So yes, there are actresses who have been working pre- and post-marriage and nothing changed in their entire imagery. There were a lot of actresses who did not work at all once they got married. And that is a possible choice, I believe. 

"And, of course, there were some who just didn't make it and chose to use marriage as an excuse. So, I don't think I'm a path-breaker in that sense. Maybe because the spotlight is on me right now. But I didn't do it first. I just followed in some very illustrious footsteps."

Shekhar Kapur invited to chair Macau Film Festival

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Renowned filmmaker #Shekhar_Kapur says he is excited to get an invitation to be the chairman of the #Macau_Film_Festival.

The director of critically acclaimed films like "Masoom", "Bandit Queen" and "Elizabeth" also said that he sees the opportunity as a bridge between India and China. 

"In this Asian century, super excited to be invited to be Chairman of Macau Film Festival. To be the bridge between Indian and Chinese culture," Kapur tweeted on Friday.

Kapur, who gave birth to Bollywood's invisible man through "Mr. India", didn't reveal any other details pertaining to the festival. 

Ashima-Leena exhibit their love for flowers at AIFW SS'17

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Designer duo #Ashima-Leena showcased their love for floral prints at the 28th edition of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (#AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017 here on Friday.

Titled 'Romance of the Florals', the collection was a combination of soft fabric and pastel shades of pale blue and pink, with white lotuses and leafy greens put together on yellow and orange fabrics with hints of sparkle.

The duo tried to paint the hues of spring onto the creations using sheer drapes of georgettes and chiffons, and using Swarovski crystals for the bling. 

'Ae Dil...' gets U/A certificate, to release as scheduled

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"Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", a Bollywood film which is caught in controversy for featuring Pakistani actor #Fawad_Khan, will release in theatres on October 28 -- as scheduled -- Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios said on Friday. It has got a U/A certificate from the censor board, the makers said.

The Diwali entertainer, directed and produced by Karan Johar under his home banner Dharma Productions, stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan apart from Fawad.

In the midst of news that the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) has decided not to release movies featuring Pakistani actors in single screen theatres in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat, producers of "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" have said their film is "all about spreading love".

Divorce is scary: Sarah Jessica Parker

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Actress #Sarah_Jessica_Parker, who has been married to singer #Matthew_Broderick for 19 years, says getting a divorce is not only costly, but "scary" as well.

The 51-year-old will next be seen in black comedy TV series "Divorce" -- which will premiere in India on October 17 on Star World Premiere HD. 

In "Divorce", Parker plays Frances, a woman who has recently decided to divorce her husband. 

She says that she sees plenty of parallels between the struggles of her onscreen character Frances and those of one of her real-life friends, reports

Italian Trade Commissioner lauds Modi's 'Make in India' initiative

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Francesco Pensabene, Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Italy and Coordinator for Italian Trade Commission Offices in India, feels Prime Minister Narendra Modi's '#Make_in_India' initiative can strengthen business ties between the two countries.

Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), Italian Trade Commission in New Delhi, ASSOCALZATURIFICI (Italian footwear manufacturer's association), and AIMPES (Italian leather goods manufacturer's association) on Friday organised a round-table discussion on "Forecast trends in Italian fashion for shoes and bags" at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017 here. 

Pensabene expressed his views post the discussion on the third day of the five-day fashion gala here. 

Asked how he sees the business relationship between the countries building with the Indian government, stressing on Make in India initiative, Pensabene told IANS: "I think we are doing very well". 

Justin Timberlake 'nervous' about his new movie

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Singer #Justin_Timberlake is "nervous" about how his new concert movie "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids" will be received.

The film, which is now available on Netflix, documents the final stop of Timberlake's "20/20 Experience" world tour.

"I'm nervous because there's not a character that I can sort of hide behind," Timberlake told

Timberlake further shared that he finds it strange that he "takes all the credit" for the hard work that other people put into making the movie.

"You put a bunch of geniuses around you, and then you take all the credit. To take that tour for two years and still have so much fun ... we captured the last two shows and there was still so much good will and love between everybody," he said.

Jahangir Khan returns to TV after eight years

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Actor #Jahangir_Khan, whose last small screen appearance was in "Mohalla Mohabbat Wala", is returning to the small screen after a gap of eight years with popular TV show "Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma".

Jahangir, who has appeared in films like "Aashiqui", "Paan Singh Tomar", "Rajneeti", "Sadak" and "Sankat City", will be seen as Pathan ‘Sher Khan', who comes to Mumbai to join hands with Amma (played by Shabana Azmi). 

His character's agenda is to bring arms and ammunition to India and spread terrorism across the country in the name of religion. However, Amma who follows the path of humanity and does not want people to get divided by religion, will stand up and fight against him. 

Rajniesh Duggall has few friends in Bollywood

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Actor #Rajniesh_Duggall knows that networking is an important part of being in Bollywood, but he says he has very limited friends in the industry.

"Relations and networking is very important in this industry, but I think many nothing can replace your talent... I think I have lack of friends in this industry," Rajniesh said in an interview.

Rajniesh started out as a model and made his acting debut with filmmaker Vikram Bhatt's horror thriller movie "1920" in 2008 alongside actress Adah Sharma. He has worked in films including "Phhir", "Dangerous Ishq" and "Ek Paheli Leela". Most of his films did not elicit the response that the makers may have envisioned.

The 34-year-old actor said that "filmmaking is a director's medium".

"But if the director is unknown, the actor gets the flak for a bad performance. I do believe that an actor is as good as his last film," he added. 

Gauahar Khan joins 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' gang

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Actor #Varun_Dhawan on Friday welcomed #Gauahar_Khan to the cast of "Badrinath Ki Dulhania", saying he hopes to have fun while shooting with the actress.

Varun took to Twitter to share the news, saying he is glad to get 'lady Khan' on board. 

The actor first tweeted: "Exclusive-super talented actor joining the cast of 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania'."

He later posted a video to introduce Gauahar.

In that, Varun said: "We have got a very special announcement for you... We have one of the Khans joining the cast of 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania'. And the lady Khan is Gauahar. Gauahar welcome to the cast. We are going to tear it down." 

Shashank Khaitan's film "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" also stars Alia Bhatt. And the "Highway" actress can be seen in the video cheering for Gauahar. 

Gauahar, who was last seen on screen in "Fever", said: "These are my favourites and I am so excited to be a part of this film."

Hrithik is the only complete package in Bollywood: Tiger Shroff

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Bollywood actor #Tiger_Shroff considers #Hrithik_Rohan as the only Bollywood star who is a "complete package".

"He is multi-talented and a gift to the industry. I am a fan of him since childhood and used to copy his steps as a child. That's why there are similarities in the way we dance. I feel he's the only complete package in the industry," Tiger said on Zoom Channel's show "Diwali Beats".

The 26-year-old actor, who is the son of veteran actor Jackie Shroff, also finds his "Baaghi" co-star Shraddha Kapoor very hardworking.

Friday, 14 October 2016

I'm the only top actress who has done B-grade films: Kangana

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#Kangana_Ranaut is hailed as Bollywood's "#Queen" post her back-to-back successful releases. The actress says for her, success doesnt come with any kind of pressure as she feels that failure doesnt reflect your credibility as an artiste.

She also said that she doesn't pick a project thinking that it will elevate her position in the industry. 

"I haven't set any standards that I have to do this work or this is where I have to go. I don't put that kind of pressure on myself. What I tell myself is that I will continue (on the path). I think I am the only top actress probably who has done B-grade films," Kangana told. 

She added: "I don't see that a certain project can ascend to a certain position. You can be giving flops and still be a very valuable artiste and that is the case with me." 

'Indiamyway' to take viewers on road trips across 29 states

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Travelling the roads of Delhi, trotting through lush vineyards of Nashik, taking a safari in the Rann, cruising across treacherous terrains of Ladakh -- actor and avid traveller Paloma Monappa and travel writer Meraj Shah undertook a road trip covering over 28,000 kms for "#Indiamyway", a new TV series.

Discovery's premier series, "#Indiamyway", set to go on air on Sunday, features the duo on an epic journey across India, their way.

The 13-part series introduces viewers to a range of fun, eclectic characters ranging from celebrities, tribal fashionistas, women wrestlers, young scientists, tattoo artists, path-breaking entrepreneurs and a lot many others.

'Fantastic Beasts' to be five-film franchise

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The "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" spinoff will be a five-film franchise, J.K. Rowling revealed at a Warner Bros fan event here.

"We always knew that it was going to be more than one movie -- we knew that from the start -- so we set a trilogy as a sort of placeholder, because we knew there would be more than one movie," Rowling said at the Empire Theatre here on Thursday, reported

"But I've now done the plotting properly, so we're pretty sure it's going to be five movies," she added.

Payal Pratap's collection lights up AIFW SS'17 ramp

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Ace designer Payal Pratap's latest collection aptly titled Twist in my Sobriety lit up the runway at the 28th edition of Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2017.

The designer showcased her collection on Day Two of the five-day gala, which commenced on Wednesday and is being held at the NSIC ground in Okhla.

Pratap, who has styled the likes of Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, showcased over 30 garments, which featured a huge use of stitches in patchwork and crocheted patterns. 

Disha Patani walks the ramp for Love Generation

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Actress #Disha_Patani rocked a funky denim attire for newly-launched brand Love Generation, co-owned by fashion entrepreneurs Dolly Sidhwani, Bhavana Pandey and Nandita Mahtani, at the Amazon India Fashion Week (#AIFW) Spring-summer 2017's first day on Wednesday.

Clad in a denim skirt and crop top, Disha turned up the mood of the audience by having fun in the ramp, skipping and twirling away.

"Love Generation is a young fresh, vibrant brand and connects to my personality at many different levels. The moment I saw the garments, I instantly fell in love with them and I am very happy to be walking for Love Generation," Disha told here.

Know the perfect foundation for your skin type

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A foundation can make or break your look. So, while youre scouting for that perfect foundation to cover those imperfections or brighten up your skin, it is essential that you choose the right one to nail the perfect look, says an expert.

Manisha Chopra, Co-Founder of SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals, has shared ways on how to choose the perfect foundation for different skin types. 

Identify your skin tone: Finding the right foundation that perfectly suits your skin tone. Knowing your undertones is equally important to fix on that perfect foundation because only a foundation that matches both your skin tone and undertones is going to blend in seamlessly. Undertones come in three types: warm, neutral and cool.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Krishna Mehta brings Maheshwari fabric into limelight

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Ace fashion designer #Krishna_Mehta showcased unconventional and exaggerated silhouoettes made of Maheshwari silk fabric at the Amazon India Fashion Week (#AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017 here on Wednesday.

Bold lines, checks, kooky styling, printed patterns and sequinses ruled the ramp, adding oodles of perfect colour combinations to the show.

The theme of the collection was Curious Alice.

Models were clad in tunics, large-lapel jackets, colourful trousers, narrow dhoti pants, asymmetric dresses, saris with full sleeve blouses, peplum blouse with deep necklines, narrow skirts, khada pyjamas, regan-sleeved dresses and cape style blouses.

While some blouses had detailed embroideries, some were sewn from the same bold checkered Maheshwari fabric like that of the skirts or the bottom wear.

An Italian affair at Amazon Fashion Week

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Italian apparels, bags, umbrellas and shoes made a cut above statement here at the Amazon India Fashion Week (#AIFW) Spring- Summer 2017.

While the apparels ranged from red, blue tunics to yellow skirts to crop tops and dresses, the collections showcased here on Wednesday also had dapper menswear and accessories like shoes, umbrellas and bags.

FDCI (Fashion Design Council Of India) collaborated with the Italian Trade Commission to have Italy as partner country for the 28th edition of the gala.

The umbrellas had inverted designs, unlike what we find here in India. Rather than designing the tops, the insides had different designs like flowers and peacock feathers, adding drama to the attire of the models.

Sona Mohapatra adds drama to runway at AIFW SS'17

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Singer #Sona_Mohapatra, who turned a showstopper for the label Virtues by Viral, Ashish and Vikrant, added drama with her powerful act on the second day of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (#AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017.

Mohapatra, who was seen sporting a bright orange layered pleated dress made of a fabric called Kotpad with natural dye, entered the stage dancing to the song "Tere ishq nachaya" sung by her. She even sung a few lines of the song "Aja ve" live for the audience.

The designers, whose collection was titled Mrs Nair's High Tea showcased a total of 23 ensembles, which included layered dresses, capes, Ikat woven frock dresses, pants and off shoulder gathered tops.

Salman's 'Dabangg' comes to life at Dubai theme park

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Superstar #Salman_Khan will be back as Chulbul Pandey from his hit film "Dabangg", and this time for a live stunt show titled Dabangg: Stunt Spectacular for #Bollywood_Parks_Dubai.

Bollywood Parks Dubai, the world's first Bollywood-inspired theme park and a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, on Thursday released a behind the scenes video. The action-filled video stars Salman, Arbaaz Khan, who featured in and also produced the 2010 film, read a statement. 

In the video, Salman introduces the audience to the show and sets the scene for a spectacular stunt performance. The 50-year-old actor says he loves to get into the Chulbul Pandey avatar. 

Skincare tips for festive season

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From staying hydrated, moisturising your skin to saying no to hot water bath, it is important to give your skin extra care before the festive season, says an expert.

Preeti Seth, Cosmetologist at Pachouli Spa & Wellness Centre, Delhi, has shared some tips that one must start from now to keep your skin healthy. 

* Stay hydrated: The more you keep your body hydrated, the more youthful you will look. Drinking lots of water is the best way to do away with impurities in your skin, and eliminate waste and toxins from your system. So make sure you drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. 

* Avoid exposure to sun: Although shopping and celebrations are a big part of the festive season, it is best to avoid too much direct exposure to sunlight. The sun's strong UV rays can damage your skin texture and make you look dull and tanned. When stepping out, carry an umbrella, apply sunscreen of SPF 45, wear sunglasses and full-sleeved clothes.

Zayn Malik ties up with Versace for fashion line

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Singer #Zayn_Malik is trying his hand at fashion designing. The former One Direction member has announced a collaboration with fashion designer #Donatella_Versace for a capsule collection of men's and women's clothing.

It is being done for Versus under the ZAYN X VERSUS label, the new collection of which will debut in May 2017. Malik will also star in two campaigns for the brand next year, reports

"I think Versus has always been a very cool brand. It's a great brand for me and for people in my generation. I've always wanted to design clothes, and there's no brand I'd rather design for than Versus," Malik said.

"The bonus is that I get to collaborate with Donatella, whom I love and admire. I know we'll create something amazing," he added.

Talking about the association with Malik, Versace said: "Zayn is one of the most exciting personalities on the world stage right now. When we first met, he told me how much he loves fashion." 

Monotone looks, lighter fabrics: Bridal trends get sensuous

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Gone are the days when #Indian_brides went for #lehengas that weighed them down with their heavy embellishment. The modern day bride prefers more monotone looks with lighter fabrics, say experts.

Designer Shubika from brand Papa Don't Preach recently showcased her designs at the 18th edition of Bridal Asia. She says that nowadays there are different kinds of bridal preferences.

"I don't think that there is just one type of a bride. One needs to dress according to their personality, irrespective of the trends. If someone is a vibrant, outgoing person, then a colourful, fun, over the top outfit will only do justice, and vice-versa," Shubika told.

"However one can keep the styling, make-up, hair minimalistic if the outfit is over the top as the natural look is in and is timeless," she added.

Designer Ridhi Mehra, who also participated at Bridal Asia, feels the same.

"I totally believe it is. I feel a bride should be minimal but that doesn't mean going super light. There is a very thin line between minimal and underdressed," Mehra told and added that the monotone look and pastel colours with pop embroideries make for a perfect fit.

Deepika wants Vin Diesel trapped in 'Bigg Boss' house

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Actress #Deepika_Padukone, who will be launching "Bigg Boss 10" with #Salman_Khan, says she wants to be locked inside the #Bigg_Boss house with the whole cast of her Hollywood maiden project "xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage", including Vin Diesel.

Directed by D.J. Caruso, "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" is a sequel to the 2002 film "xXx" and 2005 film "xXx: State of the Union". The film, slated to release on January 20, 2017, also stars Ruby Rose, Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa.

In a special video posted on the official Facebook page of Colors channel, Deepika says she would like to relive the whole shooting experience with the cast while inside the house. 

Munir Khan Happy With The Award, Says It Increases Responsibilities

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Inventor #Munir_Khan has been bestowed with 30th Indian Martial Art- Maharashtra Award. Earlier also, the scientist was conferred with prestigious awards for his unique contributions.

The ceremony to present the 30th Indian Martial Art- Maharashtra Award was held recently at Mumbai’s ISCON Auditorium and Munir Khan received the honour at the hands of Latur MP Dr. Sunil Gaikwad. Other prominent personalities working in various fields too were presented the awards on the occasion.

Notably, Inventor Munir Khan is recognized for ridding hundreds of people of serious and complicated ailments through his Ayurvedic medicine Body Revival since the past two decades. The practice is still going on.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Kolkata Durga Puja Celebration

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The most awaited #Durga_Puja is here. Durga Puja, also referred to as #Dussahara, Durgotsava or Sharadotsav is an annual #Hindu_festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga.

Though how Durga Puja is celebrated all across the nation but it deeply rooted to West Bengal and its bengali culture who carried this tradition of celebrating Durga Puja all across the world where they migrated and influence the culture and tradition nearby.

Durga Puja festival is celebrated from the sixth to tenth day of bright lunar fortnight (shukla paksha) in the Bikram Sambat Calendar month of Ashwin.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Tips to outshine in ethnic wear

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Mix and match colours, accessorise well and make juttis your best friends to help you outshine in #ethnic_wear.

Varinder Singh Jawanda, founder, e-commerce site TrendyBharat, suggests how: 

* The advantage of mix and match is that it allows you to pair from different sets to create more looks from a handful of outfits. Therefore, pick the colour chart and experiment new combinations for a different look. 

* No matter whether you are wearing a lehenga without embroidery or a plain suit, you can still look gorgeous by accessorising it well. There are many attractive accessories such as neck pieces, anklets, maang tikas and jhumkis to style your outfit. 

Bobbi Brown wants a world with 'no contouring'

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Make up proffesional #Bobbi_Brown wants a world with "no contouring" beauty trends.

The 59-year-old make-up artist , who founded her eponymous luxury cosmetics brand in 1991, which was bought by Estée Lauder five years later, has admitted she hopes beauty trends return back to a "simpler" style where the contouring craze, which uses shadowing and highlighting to define the facial features, is long gone.

"With make-up, I hope we're going to a place that is simpler and is more real. I can only hope it's a place with no contouring," quoted her as saying.

Junior's Fashion Week to debut in November

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The #Indian_fashion_industry is going to witness another fashion week but this time it is meant for kids. The Junior's Fashion Week is all set to debut on November 25 showcasing hand picked clothes, footwear and accessories for children.

The three-day extravaganza which will be held here, will have different brands participating in it.

"We look forward to be most sought after children's fashion event internationally and to pump up business opportunities for associated brands and a fantastic 'edutainment' platform for children," Sharma Vin, Project Head with Junior's Fashion Week, said in a statement.

The event will be an amalgamation of style and culture as the designs on display will include handloom, organics and heritage products that take their inspiration from different cultures and societies. 

A time for indulgence

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Relish classics like #hilsa in mustard paste and prawns in coconut gravy, or go for experimental offerings like bacon-wrapped chicken and hilsa in pineapple gravy -- plush eateries in this eastern metropolis have lined up a spread with a touch of "#Bangaliana" to draw revellers during Bengal's biggest carnival, the #Durga_Puja.

With eating out now becoming almost a ritual for the middle, upper-middle and upper classes as they soak in the festival spirit, the city's fine dining hubs have spruced up their menus and included surprise items to bowl over their guests.

The Taj Bengal, a landmark hotel in downtown Kolkata, is welcoming the gastronomes at "Sonargaon" that has the flavour of Bengal written all over it. Its elaborate preparations include chingri malai curry (prawn curry cooked in onion and coconut gravy), sorshe bata ilish (hilsa cooked in mustard gravy) and kosha mangsho (lamb cooked in rich silken gravy) -- straight from the recipes of Bengali households.

Can drinking eight glasses of water a day harm you

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Challenging the popular notion that we should drink eight glasses of water a day for good health, researchers have found that drinking too much water can put people in danger of water intoxication.

Researchers from Monash University in Victoria, Australia have found a mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking. 

The findings showed that excess of water in the body can cause water intoxication or hyponatremia -- a condition that occurs when vital levels of sodium in the blood become abnormally low.

Book on Nasir Husain to be launched in Mumbai

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"Music, Masti, Modernity - The Cinema of Nasir Husain", a book based on the legendary filmmaker #Nasir_Husain, will be launched at the upcoming Jio MAMI 18th #Mumbai_Film_Festival with Star here on October 22.

To celebrate the launch of the book, written by #Akshay_Manwani, Nasir Husain's cult musical hit film "Teesri Manzil" will be screened at the event.

The book launch will be followed by a panel discussion about Nasir Husain's cinema and how it has shaped generations of directors.

The moderator for the panel will be author and documentary filmmaker Nasreen Munni Kabir. The panel will include superstar and Nasir Husain's nephew Aamir Khan, director and Nasir Husain's son Mansoor Khan, Manwani and producer Nuzhat Khan.

Pamper your skin with toxin free homemade face packs

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Pamper your skin with fresh fruits which are toxin free and ditch the chemical beauty treatments.

Use seasonal fruits which are cost- effective and also bring a visible difference to your skin in different packs, says Bharti Taneja, Cosmetologist, Aesthetician and Founder-Director of ALPS Beauty Group .

She has also shared a few packs that could be used: 

* Banana (for dry skin): This remedy comes as a great boon for ladies with dry-skin type as it is sure to soothe the dryness with all the nourishing properties enclosed. 

Mahira Khan condemns act of terror 'no matter which soil'

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Pakistani actress #Mahira_Khan, condemned for being mum on the Uri terror attack which led to heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, on Saturday broke her silence saying that she "condemns any act of terror, no matter which soil it is on".

"In the five years that I have been working as an actor I believe that I have tried my best to keep my country's respect intact - by being a professional and by representing Pakistan here and elsewhere to the best of my abilities," the actress posted on her facebook account.

"As a Pakistani and citizen of the world, I strongly condemn any act of terror, any loss of human life no matter which soil it is on! I will not rejoice in bloodshed and war. I will always hope for and dream of a world where my child can live without it, and always plead with everyone to imagine a peaceful world.

Karan Johar has a fake laugh: Sonam Kapoor

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Actress #Sonam_Kapoor, who will next be heard on actress Neha Dhupia's audio talk show "#NoFilterNeha", says that filmmaker #Karan_Johar comes up with fake laughs at parties.

As Karan is friends with both Neha and Sonam, the two actresses got talking about him on music streaming service Saavn.

Sonam will be Neha's second guest on the talk show, read a statement.

"He does it all the time (fake laughs). He always laughs a little after saying 'the life of the party and you are leaving!'," Sonam told Neha.

Sonam also nominated actor Ranbir Kapoor for the best gossip boy award and herself for the thank God they have famous parent award.

Rocky S to showcase collection at India Fashion Week London

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#India_Fashion_Week_London, which is scheduled to take place from October 15 in London, will have #fashion_designer #RockyS showcasing his collection.

The two day extravaganza will also create awareness about breast cancer with pink fashion shows, pink menu offerings and more.

The grand finale will be represented by designers Rocky S and Ashok Mannay, an alumni of JD Institute of Fashion Technology.

The institute will dedicate the entire month of October as the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The collection by Mannay is called "Regalia", which will portray the tapestry of Indian Culture, with distinct embellishment and artistry, comprising of women's and men's collection.

Travellers in India prefer bus journeys

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If the duration of a #journey is between 5-12 hours, most #travellers choose bus transport, says a survey which had participants hailing from cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru.

Based on interaction with a sample size of 500 customers, online bus booking platform Travelyaari took a survey that sheds light on traveller's behaviour and preferences with regard to road travel. 

The survey revealed that if the duration of a journey is between 5-12 hours, 76 percent of travellers in India choose bus transport. 

Of the customers surveyed, almost 60 percent were a part of a family with one child and 40 percent had two children. Transport choices also seem to be dictated by the availability of additional incentives.

A tribute to Shovana Narayan

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To pay homage to renowned #Kathak_dancer #Shovana_Narayan, her disciples are all set to present selected pieces of the danseuse's repertoire along with pure dance pieces in traditional Kathak style in an upcoming event to take ahead the "Guru-Shishya Parampara".

Dancers Shruti G. Chandra, Supriya Sathe, Mrinalini and Kartika Singh will present the selected pieces on October 10 and October 12 at 6.30 p.m. at India International Centre, here.

In this two day event, four disciples of the eminent Guru will present Kathak in its pure traditional style. Each one will perform an item from Narayan's repertoire as a tribute and a celebration of the Guru-Shishya Parampara. 

The festival will begin with an invocatory item Ganga Stuti. Shruti G. Chandra will present "Yashodhara" -- a much performed and loved item of her Guru.