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Saturday, 19 November 2016

For honeymooners, Kerala best in the country

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Kerala has been voted as the best 'Honeymoon Destination' in the country, based on the results of a readers' poll conducted by a travel website.

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"Kerala is renowned for its magical experiences, its rustic charm and the beauty of its diverse landscape, all of which has made the state a destination for honeymooners from across India and the world," said A.C. Moideen.

"It is a matter of pride for us to be cited by Travel + Leisure, which ranks among the leading travel and lifestyle publications," he added.

Based on the poll results, awards were handed out to the winners, which feature the biggest names in the Indian tourism, facilitation and hospitality industries. 
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Easy ways to break bad toilet habits

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As World Toilet Day is marked on November 19, make sure to pledge to give up bad toilet habits like spending leisure time in bathroom, kicking toilet handles to flush, and urinating on the toilet seat and then not cleaning it.

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K.E. Ranganathan, President, Sales and Marketing, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd, has listed some of the bad toilet habits that should be avoided:

* Flushing is a good habit but keeping the seat cover down while doing so is better. Germs and other particles become airborne when flushed with the lid open. Various studies have found that flushing with the lid open can splash water particles as far as six feet away from the toilet, causing outspread of bacteria in the bathroom atmosphere. To limit this, lowering of the lid before flushing is an essential habit that one should adopt. 

'Heart disease in 2016 India reflects Germany's battle 15 years ago'

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What Germany battled 15 years ago in heart disease and obesity, India is grappling with those issues now, according to a noted German cardiologist, who advised India not make the same mistakes as his country and attack the problem at the core instead of treating the disease's side-effects.

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"It (the situation) is exactly the same, just 15 years later. You now have the obesity problem which we had after the war when people were trying to feed more. We still have it but it is going down," Dietmar Schmitz from Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Contilia Cardiovascular Centre in Germany, told on the sidelines of a programme organsied by the Medica Superspecialty Hospital here.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Deepika was looking gorgeous as Padmavati: Alia Bhatt

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Actress #Alia_Bhatt says #Deepika_Padukone, who has begun shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansalia's historic drama "Padmavati" was looking stunning as the protagonist.

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The 'Udta Punjab' actor visited the set of "Padmavati" on Wednesday and without revealing much, she expressed, "I went to the set of Padmavati. It was lovely meeting with Sanjay Sir (Leela Bhansali) and Deepika (Padukone). She was looking very gorgeous."

Stories of girls from multiple generations

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From the cotton fields of Telengana to the dark alleys of Kolkata and the dusty, open fields of Uttar Pradesh, a new book brings stories from girls who find their way through storms of body and mind, love and ambition, the complexity of their own personalities, as well their worlds.

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The book, "Beauty, Bebo And Friends Pick A Fight And Other Stories" conceptualised by Dipta Bhog and scripted by Shabani Hassanwalia, is a collaborative effort of girls from multiple generations.

This biography of many young selves, of girls and women together looking closely at the fun and the hurdles of growing up, is accompanied by some very interesting visual illustrations by Ikroop Sandhu and Samita Chatterjee.

Kamal Haasan, SRK invited for '2.o' first look launch

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Actors #Kamal_Haasan and #Shah_Rukh_Khan have been invited to the first look launch of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction drama "2.o" here on Sunday, a source said.

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"Invitations have been sent to both Kamal sir and Shah Rukhji, and even arrangements have been made for their hospitality. However, they are yet to confirm their presence, and hence, an official announcement is still pending," a source from the film's unit told.

Reducing salt intake may protect heart, kidney health

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Reducing sodium intake may provide significant improvements in kidney and heart health among patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, new research has found.

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The study showed that in patients with chronic kidney disease, dietary sodium restriction reduced albuminuria -- an indicator of kidney dysfunction -- and blood pressure levels, whereas paricalcitol -- a vitamin D receptor activator -- in itself had no significant effect on these measures.

Ricky Martin thinks his wedding will be loud

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Singer #Ricky_Martin, who recently got engaged to artist #Jwan_Yosef after a year of dating, remembers "celebrating like crazy" when same-sex marriage was legalised in June 2015. He is looking forward to putting the plans he dreamt of back then into action.

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"After gay marriage was legalised I thought, 'I hope someday I get to wear a freaking ring and celebrate love and bring my family and friends to a big feast and get all Latin crazy on it'," Martin told people.com.

"This wedding is going to be Middle Eastern and Latin crazy all at once. It's going to be one loud wedding," he added.

The 44-year-old says he is very certain about his relationship with Yosef because everything feels "beautiful and magical".

'Force 2' an important film: John Abraham

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Bollywood actor #John_Abraham's film "Force 2" is all set to release on Friday and he believes it is an "important and legitimate film" in the country's current situation.

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"I think 'Force 2' is an important film for India right now. It is the first legitimate film after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and 1,000 currency notes. It's a game-changing film," he said.

John, who is reprising his role of ACP Yashvardhan was speaking to media during the promotional interview on Thursday.

Winter babies may up mothers' risk of gestational diabetes

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Women who conceive babies in winter are more likely to develop #gestational_diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both the child and mother, researchers have found.

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Gestational diabetes mellitus is a serious pregnancy complication characterised by inadequate blood sugar control in pregnancy. 

Complications of gestational diabetes include excessive birth weight, pre-term birth, low blood sugar (which, in extreme cases, can lead to seizures in the baby), and developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.

Multi-tasking can affect your shopping

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If you are planning to go shopping, keep your mobile phones at bay, as a new study suggests that engaged in a mobile phone conversation, while trying to shop may hamper your shopping experience.

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The findings showed that multi-tasking, such as using your phone while in shopping, can cause you stress.

The more an individual gets stressed, the less focused and successful he or she will be during shopping. This may also lead to hasty decisions, the researchers said. 

Drink water, avoid smoking to maintain soft lips

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With the #winter_season approaching, we need to take extra care of our lips. Drinking a good amount of water, shuffling your professional lip balm with remedies like butter or ghee, and keeping your tongue in check are critical elements of lip care, says as expert.

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Abhishek Raj, facial aesthetic expert, has rolled out a few tips to battle the problems:

♦ Drink water: You know that your skin needs hydration and that happens best with the intake of enough water. The same goes for lips. Though people drink enough water in summers, this intake decreases in winters because we do not sweat in the cold season and feel thirsty. Drinking ample amount of water is necessary to replenish the lost moisture from the skin and the lips.

Simple tips to look your best on your D-Day

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Every woman wants to be the centre of attraction and look perfect on special day. Start your #skin_care from taking at least six to eight hours sleep and eat a lot of super foods as they help in repairing skin cells, says an expert.

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Monika Sood, expert and managing director of TBC by Nature, an all natural cosmetic brand, has shared some tips to make it easy for you this bridal season.

♦ Sleep better: Start your skin care from taking at least six to eight hours sleep everyday for avoiding dark circles or tired eyes. Good proportion of sleep helps to rejuvenate you and balance your hormones. This is the most important thing you need to look like a princess on your special day and also drink 12-15 glasses of water daily to remove toxins from your body.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Hrithik Roshan wishes goodluck to 'Tum Bin 2' team

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Actor #Hrithik_Roshan has wished the team of the forthcoming film "Tum Bin 2" good luck.

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Hrithik on Wednesday night tweeted that he cannot wait to watch the Anubha Sinha directorial. 

"They say talent just like water always finds its level. Here's wishing all the success to the talented team of 'Tum Bin 2' can't wait to watch," Hrithik tweeted. 

Shabana Azmi wishes 'early recovery' to Sushma Swaraj

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Veteran actress #Shabana_Azmi has wished an early recovery for Union External Affairs Minister #Sushma_Swaraj, who has been hospitalised.

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"Our best wishes for an early recovery Sushma Swaraj. It's so rare for a leader to announce factual health status. Respect for your courage," Shabana tweeted on Thursday. 

Swaraj on Wednesday underwent dialysis after a kidney failure.

Fictional fantasy film on Sidharth Malhotra's wish list

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A visit to the Hobbiton set here -- a significant location used for "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy and "The Hobbit" film series -- has left Bollywood actor #Sidharth_Malhotra with a wish to be part of a fictional fantasy film which he could shoot at the lush green spot.

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The 31-year-old ambassador of Tourism New Zealand said he is a fan of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and seeing the set for real gave him goosebumps.

"Hobbiton was a dream come true for me. Aragorn is my favourite character from the 'Lord of The Rings' films, and just seeing the sets here, gave me goosebumps. Another thing to add to a wish list -- doing a fictional fantasy film here," Sidharth told.

Indian EDM artistes feel need for better infrastructure

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The Indian music industry needs better infrastructure for aspiring artistes, say #Prayag_Mehta and #Rishab_Joshi, who together make the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) team Lost Stories, which registered a debut in a list of Best #EDM Artistes in the World this year.

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Lost Stories -- which secured the 52nd spot in the list released by world's top EDM magazine DJ Mag -- is set to perform at the debut India edition of the Global Citizen Festival, which will have star performers like Coldplay and Jay Z in Mumbai on Saturday.

Mehta and Joshi began working together in 2009 and have since performed at top music festivals in the world, including Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Sunburn, Supersonic, Enchanted Valley Carnival. They agree that the talent pool in India is immense, but feel that it needs a push.

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Boots, gloves a must-have for winter fashion

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Add gloves and boots to put your best foot forward in winter fashion, says an expert.

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Designer Nitesh Sharaff of StudioAV by Gaurav & Nitesh has shared a few tips to glam up in the chill: 

♦ Layering: Make a style statement by playing around with layers in winter. You can make a boring, neutral-coloured outfit interesting and fashionable by adding layers in form of a scarf and jacket.

NGO raises over Rs 650,000 with Global Citizen Festival India

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Miracle Foundation, a NGO based here and in the US, in partnership with the #Global_Citizen_Festival has raised over Rs 6.5 lakhs through online crowdfunding agency Ketto, to benefit orphaned children.

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Several hundred campaigners have created fundraiser pages for Miracle Foundation India on the Ketto platform with 210 donors having contributed to the total collected fund of Rs 6,80,556 so far, with the highest donor amount on a single fundraiser page being Rs 3,93,501.

The total funds collected at the end of this online crowdfunding campaign will be used for providing education opportunities and scholarships to orphaned children in India through the NGO's programmes.

Took me long to believe I'm beautiful: Kajol

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Actress #Kajol, who believes in a regular skin care regime, says it took some time for her to believe that she is beautiful.

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"I believe it is wise to take up a regular skin care regimen in your twenties, so as to maintain youthful skin in your thirties," Kajol said at the launch of a new Olay Total Effects lightweight moisturiser here on Wednesday.

Talking about her long-standing association with the brand, she said: "My trust in Olay remains unchanged through the years just like my skin despite the many changes in my life."

Aamir was involved but didn't interfere with music in Dangal: Amitabh Bhattacharya

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National Film Award winning lyricist #Amitabh_Bhattacharya, who has penned all the songs for Aamir Khan's upcoming film "Dangal", said that the actor-producer is very involved by nature in the creative process but never interfered in it.

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"Aamir sir was involved, not interfering in the process of music and lyrics writing. The best part is Aamir sir understands the nuances of lyrics," Amitabh told on his birthday here on Wednesday.

"As we keep calling him a 'perfectionist', I understood why they say so when I worked with him. He is always interested in interacting with us (lyricist and composer) and to improve the narration from all aspects," he added.

Chris Martin lands in India for Global Citizen Festival

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Coldplay frontman #Chris_Martin arrived here on Wednesday, three days ahead of the debut edition of the Global Citizen Festival India #GCFI, where he is scheduled to perform with his world-famous British boy band.

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"Chris has come in to Mumbai today. The rest (of the band members) will follow," Sabbas Joseph, director, Wizcraft International Entertainment which is producing GCFI, told.

The gala, set to take place at the MMRDA grounds here on Saturday, is focused on creating an impact in areas of education, equality, and clean water and sanitation.

Martin has flown in much in advance to make sure the planning for the event is in place.

Red wine before smoking can offset damage to blood vessels

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A glass or two of red wine before lighting up a cigarette can counteract some of the short-term negative effects of smoking on blood vessels, a study says.

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"The aim of our study was to investigate the acute vascular effects of red wine consumption prior to 'occasional lifestyle smoking' in healthy individuals," explained lead investigator Viktoria Schwarz from University of Saarland, Homburg. 

"We found evidence that preconsumption of red wine prevented most of the vascular injury caused by smoking," Schwarz noted.

Diet rich in fat ups risk of major eye disease

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Diets rich in fat can bring such changes in the bacterial communities of your gut that they can eventually increase risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or aggravate the blinding disease, warns a study.

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Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet AMD -- late form of the disease, said the study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine.

Fatty food may up mental problems in children

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Love to binge on fatty foods such as oily samosas and cheese-laden pizzas? Beware, as a new study warns that such children may be at risk of developing cognitive and psychiatric problems such as schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease in their adulthood.

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According to the study, diets rich in fat deplete the levels of a key protein known as reelin which help synapses in the brain to work properly. This hampers behavioural flexibility and memory. Low levels of reelin have been associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in later life. 

Second edition of Delhi Walk Festival to start this weekend

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Delhi Tourism Minister #Kapil_Mishra on Wednesday said the second edition of the 'Delhi Walk Festival' will start from Saturday in which several known dignitaries and artists will participate.

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"We are going to hold second edition of the Delhi Walk Festival from November 19 and it will end on December 4. This festival will have 200 walks led by 50 walk experts (organisations/individuals) making it the largest walk festival in the country," Mishra told reporters here.

Mishra said that the walks would be held at many popular as well as unexplored places of Delhi, including Tughlaqabad Fort, Nizamuddin, Khan Market, Connaught Place, Humayun's Tomb, Lodhi Garden, C.R. Park, Paharganj, Hauz Khas, Kashmere Gate, Qutub Minar, Sonia Vihar and Khirkee, among others.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Prenatal stress can impact mental health of kids

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A woman's stress levels during pregnancy can cause changes in the microbiome of the foetus that can lead to anxiety as well as learning difficulty in babies, persisting even into adulthood, researchers say.

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In the study, the team of researchers at The Ohio State University, found that when pregnant mice were exposed to stress, it appeared to change the makeup of the bacteria in both their guts and placentas, as well as in the intestinal tracts of their female offspring.

Film on IS atrocities on women tool against terrorism: Iraqi filmmaker

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Iraqi filmmaker #Adnan_Osman, who has depicted Islamic State's (IS) atrocities on women in his latest film "Kingdom Of Ants", says the Kurdish movie could be a tool to counter terrorism.

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"For me the most important issue is the human and social aspect but yes of course, it could be an instrument against terrorism," Osman told the media here on Tuesday at the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival. The film is part of the Asian Select (NETPAC Award) competition in the fest.

Anna Kendrick bought shoes priced more than her rent

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Actress Anna Kendrick's stylist convinced her into buying expensive shoes costing more than her rent.

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The 31-year-old says she was "sucked" in to purchasing footwear with an exorbitant price tag when she was promoting her breakthrough role as Natalie Keener in "Up In The Air", reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"But at that point the movie wasn't out yet and nobody really knew who I was and my stylist was like, 'You still have to be wearing the expensive shoes otherwise the world will end', and kind of talked me into buying these shoes that were more than my rent.

Aditya Chopra wanted to make 'Befikre' with me: Ranveer Singh

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#Ranveer_Singh on Tuesday said he was the first choice of #Aditya_Chopra for "Befikre" right from the beginning despite the director having #Shah_Rukh_Khan star in all his three films he made in his near three-decade long career.

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"Befikre", which also stars Vaani Kapoor, is set to release next month.

"I am the least territorial person; I don't think I am entering anyone's territory. Adi sir wanted to make the film with me and I am involved in the project from its scripting. I am glad that my mentor has given me the opportunity to work under his direction. It's a big deal for me," said the actor at the launch of "Befikre's song "You and I" here with Vaani. 

Aamir unable to attend Coldplay's India concert

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Bollywood actor-producer #Aamir_Khan was keen to attend British rock band Coldplay's performance here on Saturday as part of the maiden Global Citizen Festival India, but pre-production work on his film "Dangal" will keep him away.

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Aamir had backed the event since its official announcement and was looking forward to it, but he is tied down by work for his keenly awaited movie, said a source.

The news was confirmed by the actor's spokesperson.

Aamir is all set to release "Dangal", a biopic on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat's journey of mentoring his daughters, who went on to win Olympic medals.

IFFI has lost its glory, says Buddhadeb Dasgupta

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Slamming the #International_Film_Festival of India jury, veteran filmmaker #Buddhadeb_Dasgupta -- whose film "Tope" was rejected by the festival jury -- on Tuesday said that the film fest has lost its glory.

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He also said young filmmakers are being deprived of opportunities to showcase good work.

"My film has been shown at very important film festivals, in important film sections. I have seen the crowd there. They have been following my films for years."

I'm taking SRK's advice very seriously: Alia Bhatt

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Actress #Alia_Bhatt says she is taking her "Dear Zindagi" co-star Shah Rukh Khan's advice -- on being careful about being "too good too soon" -- seriously.

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On a recent appearance on "Koffee With Karan", Shah Rukh praised Alia and described her as "one of the finest actors of the generation". 

He also said: "Alia is too good too soon. I don't want her to get trapped in just doing great acting without experiencing everything in Indian cinema. If you become too good too soon, you may have inhibitions being bad at times. It is wonderful to be bad at the time."

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'Annie Hall' is my favourite movie: Diane Keaton

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Actress #Diane_Keaton says her favourite movie is "Annie Hall" as it launched her career.

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"It would have to be 'Annie Hall', because Annie Hall gave me this. Like this is why I'm on 'Ellen' show is because of Woody Allen and 'Annie Hall'. So, it would have to be 'Annie Hall'. Do they even have any idea of Annie Hall? It's so long ago. Because nobody, I mean, it's over," Keaton said.

Eat Play Love fest to debut in Mumbai in December

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Offering aesthetic cultural demonstrations accompanied by an array of food options and music, multi-city festival Eat Play Love (EPL) will be held here on December 17.

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The two-day festival will then travel to Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Nagpur. It is the first edition, and the organisers plan to expand to newer regions over the next three years. 

'Kaabil' was a beautiful journey: Hrithik Roshan

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Bollywood star #Hrithik_Roshan, who will next be seen on screen in #Kaabil, says filming the movie was a beautiful journey for him.

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Hrithik on Tuesday was here at the DLF Mall Of India to unveil the new collection of the Swiss luxury time piece brand Rado's Lightness Collection. He believes in the brand's philosophy that "if you can imagine, you can do it".

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Ways to use summer clothes this winter

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Don't just shove summer stuff into the hidden depths of your closet. There are plenty of ways you can re-purpose them during winter, says an expert.

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Shrestha Runthala, Myntra Fashion Stylist, tells you how to use summer clothes during winter. 

♦ Sleeveless shouldn't be shunned: Make almost all sleeveless summer things cold-proof by wearing a turtleneck under them. A turtleneck is to winter what a T-shirt is to summer. 

♦ Sweatshirts can save dresses: If the idea of turtleneck doesn't sit well with you, pull a cute sweatshirt over dresses to make them cold-weather friendly. Add tights to the look if the chill is gnawing at your legs.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Superstardom will have new concept: Shraddha Kapoor

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Actress #Shraddha_Kapoor feels social media platforms will pave the way for a new concept of superstardom for young talent in the Indian film industry.

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"Superstardom will have a new concept. When you see Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and other veteran actors, I feel that time was different and today's stardom will be different. We have social media and we can reach out to our fans through our mobile phones... It is awesome. I get to read messages on my Twitter. It's a nice feeling," Shraddha said here.

The actress' latest release is "Rock On 2", and her next project is "Haseena", a movie on Haseena Parkar and her brother, notorious gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

Ryan Reynolds had nervous breakdown after 'Deadpool'

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Actor #Ryan_Reynolds had a nervous breakdown after filming for "Deadpool".

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The 40-year-old, who featured in the title role of the superhero movie, was diagnosed with anxiety after the filming wrapped up, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"I felt like I was on some schooner in the middle of a white squall the whole time. It just never stopped. When it finally ended, I had a little bit of a nervous breakdown. I literally had the shakes. I went to go see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something. And every doctor I saw said, 'You have anxiety'," Reynolds told GQ magazine.

'Tum Bin 2' won't suffer due to demonetisation: Anubhav Sinha

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Filmmaker #Anubhav_Sinha says he is facing issues as far as cash is concerned in his personal life, but he is sure his forthcoming release "Tum Bin 2" won't suffer due to the demonetisation move by the government.

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"Like any commoners, I am affected by demonetisation, but I am hopeful about my film. It won't suffer at the box office. As a major amount has been recovered, now I am looking forward to a good weekend collection," Sinha told.

"Tum Bin 2", produced by T-Series, is releasing on Friday. It is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 14.5 crore, including the cost of production as well as print and publicity. Interestingly, the film is said to have already recovered Rs 12 crore from its music, satellite and digital rights sale.

Initiative to ensure children's healthy eyes

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A Children's Day special initiative by an Indian retail eyewear chain, starting Monday, will enable mass vision screening for children in schools across the country, ensuring healthy eyes.

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Titan Eyeplus has announced the launch of Sparkling Eyes Programme on the occasion of Children's Day, on November 14. It aims to inform, educate and spread awareness in the society about eye health among children. 

The month-long campaign will roll out in 172 cities, including Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai, providing free vision screening for children at various schools. 

Healthy lifestyle can reduce genetic heart attack risk

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Following a healthy #lifestyle can cut in half the probability of a #heart_attack or similar events even among those at high genetic risk, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

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"The basic message of our study is that DNA is not destiny," said study senior author Sekar Kathiresan, Director, Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in the US.

The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that lifestyle factors -- not smoking, avoiding excess weight and getting regular exercise -- significantly alter the risk of coronary events.

Darjeeling youths sing about plight of tea gardens workers

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"In the tea gardens, the dreams that our grandparents sowed are stolen away by whom," questioned a youth group from #Darjeeling district in West Bengal, bringing to the fore the plight of workers in the running tea gardens of north Bengal through the #Nepali_song.

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"Nabolda Naboldai (The silence flows)", is the title song of the Nepali documentary film of the same name that was screened at the 'Chaay Garam: Voices from Tea Gardens' here on Monday.

It is based on the life of workers in Margaret's Hope tea garden in Darjeeling owned by Goodricke.

Alia Bhatt celebrates Children's Day with ragpickers

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Actress #Alia_Bhatt had to clean a desk for a week as punishment for sleeping in the school, she shared during an event on Children's Day on Monday.

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The event was organised by an NGO Acorn Foundation which works to improve the living quality of the children who work as ragpickers and give the profession a legitimate and sustainable voice on waste management in Dharavi.

Lending a helping hand in bettering the condition of ragpickers, the "Shandaar" actress, who is awaiting the release of her next film "Dear Zindagi", shared her funny memories from schooldays with the children.

Must-visit amusement parks around the world

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The exciting world of #theme_parks offers perfect destinations for families with children. But it is important to pick an amusement park which has something for everyone, says an expert.

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Amit Agarwal, Senior Marketing Manager - India and Southeast Asia, online accommodation booking website Hotels.com, lists some amusement parks you can explore:

♦Cedar Point: If you're a roller-coaster junkie and love that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, then Cedar Point in Ohio is the perfect place for you and your family. The park has more roller coasters than any other park in the world which will guarantee to be the best day for your kids.

Collaboration with Indian artistes quite possible, says DJ Alesso

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He has already collaborated with some of the most renowned music artistes like #Calvin_Harris, Usher, #David_Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso. Now, Swedish #DJ_Alesso, who finds it interesting to fuse two worlds, says working with an Indian artiste can be a possibility in the near future.

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Alesso's performance at the Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC) here over the weekend, left fans asking for more.

Asked if he is keen to collaborate with Indian artistes, he told: "For me, it is a challenge to do more unexpected things in a way that it also makes sense. If I keep coming back here, I feel like, why wouldn't I give it a go and try to collaborate with Indian artistes?"

Dev Patel had to look masculine for 'Lion'

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British actor of Indian descent #Dev_Patel had to incorporate changes in his appearance by growing his hair and beard to look more mature and masculine for his role in the film "Lion".

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The 26-year-old actor says the film's director #Garth_Davis asked him to undergo a drastic change for his role as #Saroo_Brierley as he was required to look like a Dev Patel no one had ever seen before, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

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Male workers more affected by diabetes: Survey

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Women in the corporate sector are less afflicted with diabetes than men, show results of a survey by a health insurance company.

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Further, the average claims for diabetes-related ailments made by men is almost 13 per cent higher than women, showing that women are managing their diabetes better than their male counterparts, said the study by Apollo Munich Health Insurance

Brave winter with easy skin care tips

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Is your skin ready to handle the tough cold weather? Avoid long showers, glove up and moisturise well to be winter ready, says an expert.

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Lakmé make-up expert Daniel Bauer, has listed some tips to face the winter months:

♦ Avoid long showers: Long hot showers on cold winter mornings can sure feel life-changing. They provide much-needed comfort but in the bargain end up adding to our skin miseries as the heat can harm your skin and leave it susceptible to damage. 

On Children's Day, film celebs hope for better nation for kids

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On the occasion of Children's Day on Monday, Indian film celebrities like #Amitabh_Bachchan, #Shabana_Azmi and #Mohanlal have wished for a better future for the children of the nation.

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Children's Day is celebrated on the first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary on November 14.

Here's what the celebrities had to say: 

Amitabh Bachchan: 14th November Children's Day. Greetings to the future!