Saturday, 10 December 2016

Indian outfit is must have for my wardrobe: Shraddha

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Bollywood actress and a fashion icon for many youngsters #Shraddha_Kapoor says that everyone should have an #Indian_outfit in their wardrobe as wearing Indian cloths is one of the ways to celebrate our tradition and culture.

The actress who introduced the “Spellbound Sale” of her clothing brand IMARA here at Viviana Mall Thane said, “I think an Indian outfit is a must have for my wardrobe, so as for all you guys.”

Sharing some fashion tips she also said, “As I believe in wearing comfortable cloths I would suggest the same. And I must mention that do not follow any trend blindly, wear only what you are comfortable wearing, because if you cannot carry your outfit with confidence, you will not look nice.”

Be my guest: Shah Rukh Khan invites fans to Dubai

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Bollywood superstar #Shah_Rukh_Khan features in a #BeMyGuest film by Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing #DCTCM, inviting people to be his "guest" at the city of sun, sand and adventure.

The film showcases why Dubai is the actor's home away from home.

He shows the soul, sights and sounds of the metropolis through experiencing different dimensions of Dubai amongst its people and inviting them to "come with me, be my guest".

"Dubai offers endless experiences that stay with you forever. Whatever you want to do - an adrenaline-fuelled adventure like skydiving or a desert safari or a delicious culinary experience of tantalising flavours - and whether you're travelling with family, friends or as a couple, this city truly offers a complete holiday experience," Shah Rukh, who even has a house here, said in a statement.

Some songs never die: Alia on ‘Tamma tamma’

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Actress #Alia_Bhatt, who will be seen grooving to a refreshed version of the popular song “Tamma tamma” for #Badrinath_Ki_Dulhania, says some tracks live on.

“Some things never change, some songs never die. Tamma tamma,” Alia tweeted on Saturday.

Alia will dance to the new track with her co-star Varun Dhawan, who also tweeted the same message for his fans.

The original track was picturised on Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt for the 1990 film “Thanedaar”.

In an image tweeted by Alia, the actress along with Varun, is seen looking at a screen featuring Madhuri and Sanjay. The back of Varun’s jacket reads: “Present vs Future”.

Get wedding preparations done at your fingertips

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From sorting out the invitations and the cool #mehendi designers to #photographers and the venue reservations, there is quite a lot to be managed when planning a #wedding. And obviously, we wish to leave no stone unturned in making it the best time.

The wedding season is just around the corner and the brides to be and the grooms to be can definitely do with some help. Here is a list of phone applications that bring wedding preparation at the tips of your fingers:

1. Shaadi Saga

Let India's first wedding app to help you save over Rs 50,000 on your wedding.

Shaadi Saga offers the quickest way to create and share a website dedicated only to your wedding. Imagine in the age of digitalization, sending out paperless invitations to friends and family.

Explore the Android app or visit their website to sort out the best venues for the wedding, catering, Mehandi, dhol and band, choreography and transportation.

Gigi Hadid's Battle With Hashimoto's Disease

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Model #Gigi_Hadid has been battling with #Hashimoto's disease for two years.

Speaking to about the condition, Hadid said: "My metabolism actually changed like crazy this year. I have Hashimoto's disease. It's a thyroid disease - which is more common for women than men. It's now been two years since taking the medication for it."

And the model shared that due to the illness, she was determined not to drop anymore weight prior to gracing the runway for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which took place in Paris, France, earlier this week, reports

Kate Winslet ‘inspired’ Xavier Dolan to become an actor

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#Kate_Winslet "inspired" #Xavier_Dolan to become an actor.

The 27-year-old actor and director has admitted he has always been a fan of the 41-year-old actress, but the pivotal moment in his life came after he watched the golden haired beauty play the role of Rose DeWitt Bukateer in 'Titanic', which led him to follow the same career path.

Speaking to Vulture about who has been the biggest influence in is life, he said: "I've been a fan from the first hour. Kate Winslet has inspired me to become an actor, a director, a costume designer ... she's helped me to grow as an artist and as a human being in a way that she will never know. When I saw her in 'Titanic', I was eight years old. I saw the film and I was like, 'Oooh, look at that.' Big ideas, ambition, greater than life. It showed me that there were no limits to the things you could dream. I couldn't believe the production design."

And the 'Elephant Song' star has credited Winslet as the "spokesperson of my teenage-hood" years, which has helped him to "define" who he is.

Payne blasts Walsh for dissing Cheryl

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One Direction star #Liam_Payne has lashed out at “The X Factor” judge #Louis_Walsh for dissing his pregnant girlfriend and singer #Cheryl_Fernandez-Versini.

Payne took to Twitter on Thursday to tell Walsh to “shut the f**k up” after the latter swore at a reporter who asked about pregnant Cheryl, reports aceshowbiz

“Congratulations Louis Walsh for setting the worst example on handling media for his band who are about to step into a very hard industry,” Payne tweeted.

“Maybe it’s about time you realise it’s not all about you and shut the f**k up for once, let them speak,” he added.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Ways to find the perfect sparkle for your finger

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Selecting #diamond_rings can be a confusing task. Before you make your purchase, always see the clarity and carat of the purchase, says an expert.

The experts of Forevermark have rolled out a few tips on how to choose the perfect diamond ring. 

*Colour: Diamonds occur naturally in all colours of the rainbow. Generally, the rarest diamonds are colourless. Polished diamonds are graded from ‘colourless' to ‘light colour'.This is universally known as the D (meaning ‘exceptional white') to Z (tinted colour). Make sure you try on the diamond jewellery as the colour may look different when worn. If purchasing a loose diamond, carefully place the diamond on the top of your hand and compare it with a similar diamond mounted in a ring.

Many Asian films don't get distributed: Shekhar Kapur

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Renowned filmmaker #Shekhar_Kapur, who will be serving as the jury president of the first edition of International Film Festival and Awards Macao #IFFAM, says most of the Asian films "dont get distributed" globally.

"Storytelling in Asia has its own perspective. Many Asian films don't get distributed. Theatrical distribution is difficult, but with a changing distribution model and availability of OTT platforms, we are open to more international perspectives," Kapur told the media at the Macau Cultural Centre ahead of the opening of the festival.

Joining Kapur on jury duty are Korean actor Jung Woo-sung, Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan, Japanese actress and writer Makiko Watanabe, and Giovanna Fulvi, festival programmer and head of acquisitions for Italian distributor Filmauro.

Planning future with fiance fun for Kate Upton

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Model #Kate_Upton says its a lot of fun to plan future with her fiancé #Justin_Verlander.

The couple got engaged this year and recently purchased a house together in Beverly Hills. The model debuted her engagement ring on the red carpet of a gala in New York in May.

"It's a lot of fun. I mean, in a lot of ways it (engaged life) is the same, but now we are planning our life together," the 23-year-old told

The once on-again and off-again couple reunited in January 2014 in the Bahamas.

When it comes to planning their wedding and decorating their new abode, Upton said: "I don't think we'll start thinking about it until after the holidays."

Aditya Chopra taught me to love movies: Karan Johar

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Filmmaker #Karan_Johar has praised Aditya Chopra and says it was the #DilwaleDulhaniaLeJayenge director who taught him to love the movies.

Karan on Friday praised Chopra's directorial "Befikre", which released on Friday and says the film will be a "game changer". 

"Aditya Chopra taught me to love the movies and I can't wait to absolutely love his (films). This ones going to be a rule breaker and a game changer!" Karan tweeted on Friday morning. 

Shot widely in Paris, "Befikre" stars Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor. It is a progressive, fresh interpretation of love as viewed in the 21st century. 

Six tips on men's make-up

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Men are no longer shying away from make-up and grooming products to conceal their blemishes, dark circles or oily shine. Follow six steps to look good and feel confident, says a make-up expert.

Make-up artist Vidya Tikari suggests how:

♦ A neat shave and a clean skin is way to start before you begin your make-up regime. Wash your face with luke warm water and exfoliate. Give some time before you exfoliate as a freshly shaven skin can be an irritant. 

♦ Use a toner and pat on your skin in order to reinstate the natural pH level of your skin. Follow this up with moisturising your skin which could have a sunscreen property attached to it.

♦ The next in line is a concealer for the dark circles around the eyes. Since this is one of the understated products, men are most comfortable using. Foundation is also a good option as it is used to hide pimples, blemishes, uneven spots on the skin. A water-based foundation works better for men as they have big pores owing to their beard and moustache.

♦ A tinted moisturiser is another option to go with. This gives a mild glow to the skin giving it a healthy look. Couple it up with a light and clear lip balm which would prevent the skin from sun exposure while keeping it soft.

Rishi thanks Gauri Khan for 'beautifully' doing Ranbir's home

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Veteran actor #Rishi_Kapoor has thanked #Gauri_Khan, entrepreneur and wife of Bollywood superstar #Shah_Rukh_Khan, for turning actor Ranbir Kapoor's house to a home.

Rishi on Thursday took to Twitter to share that he and his actress-wife Neetu Singh are overwhelmed by the way Gauri has designed their son's home.

"Vastu" Wonderful! Gauri Khan! You have made a home out of Ranbir's house. Beautifully done! Both Neetu and me are overwhelmed. Thank you!" Rishi tweeted.

Gauri has professionally ventured into interior designing in partnership with actor Hrithik Roshan's former wife Sussanne Khan to design exclusive interior projects together. She also launched her brand new interior store named Design Cell.

Shah Rukh to sport three looks in 'Raees'

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Costume designer #Sheetal_Sharma, who has done the look for #Shah_Rukh_Khan for his film #Raees says that the superstar will be seen in three different looks in the film.

"The story of the film starts from a normal boy from small town to becoming a big person so you all will see that transformation in his looks. 

"There are three different phases of his life and we had to gradually show the progression so basically he has three different looks in the film," Sharma told.

Set in 1980s Gujarat, "Raees" tells the story of a bootlegger whose business is thwarted by a tough policeman. The film is produced by Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment.

Sharma also feels Shah Rukh is very open to experimenting with his looks.

"It's always a pleasure to work with Shah Rukh because he is so open for experimenting with his looks. He came up with some wonderful suggestions during trials and he tries to make the character as real as possible," she said.

Big B wishes Shatrughan Sinha on 71st birthday

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Megastar #Amitabh_Bachchan has wished actor and close friend #Shatrughan_Sinha on his 71st birthday on Friday. 

Amitabh on Friday took to Twitter to wish the BJP MP and actor, a year full of happiness and prosperity

"Shatrughan Sinha birthday greetings for the 9th! happiness and prosperity! Laughter the best possession," Big B tweeted. 

Amitabh and Shatrughan together have worked in blockbusters like "Naseeb", "Shaan", "Kaala Patthar", "Bombay To Goa" and "Guddi". 

Shatrughan's first acting opportunity was playing a Pakistani military officer in Dev Anand's "Prem Pujari". The release of Prem Pujari was delayed, so his first released film was "Sajan". 

He played supporting roles in many films before appearing in Gulzar's "Mere Apne" in 1971. He was cast along with Poonam Sinha then Komal in the movie "Sabak".

Dressing your baby in winter

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A #babys_skin is delicate and sensitive and also loses moisture upto 5 times faster as compared to #adult_skin, making it more dry and vulnerable to damage in #winter_season. Hence, the utmost need for #moisturisation is more important for your baby along with a few other precautions.

Here are a few winter skin care tips from Uday Ananth Pai, Past-President of Indian Academy of Pediatrics - Mumbai and expert advisor to Baby Dove, on the best ways to ensure that your baby's skin is well nourished and stays moisturised through the dry winter months 

♦ Bath time should be limited: Bathing dries your baby's skin as it removes natural oils along with the dirt. However, as long as you take some precautions, daily baths shouldn't be a problem. Always give your baby a quick bath. You can keep bubble baths and water play for special occasions. Use warm, rather than hot, water. 

♦ Select the right soap: Use mild, pH neutral cleansers that are gentler on your baby's skin than regular soaps, especially those that help in restoring the moisture levels in a baby's delicate skin. Water-only baths work best if you live in a soft water area. If you live in a hard water area, then washing your baby with just water may actually dry out his skin. 

♦ Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise: We know that it's important to moisturize your baby's skin all year long. But, cold waves in winters may result in chapping, redness and irritation on your baby's skin. Furthermore, the use of heaters, can rob your baby's skin of its natural moisture. Use a baby lotion that goes beyond mildness.


Did Rajinikanth turn down Aamir's offer

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Superstar #Rajinikanth reportedly turned down #Aamir_Khan's request to dub for his character in Tamil for the dubbed version of upcoming wrestling drama #Dangal, a source said.

"Aamir had screened the film for Rajinikanth sir and also requested him to dub for his character for the Tamil version of 'Dangal'. Although moved by the film, Rajini sir politely turned down the offer," a source close to Rajinikanth told.

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, "Dangal" is the biographical story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, who won gold and silver medals respectively for India at 2010 Commonwealth Games.

5 tips to avoid obesity trap

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Owing to people's #lifestyles, eating fast food has become an essential part of their life. Most people are also tired to exercise because of the tight work schedules, ultimately leading to obesity. Try out five ways to avoid excess body fat, says an expert.

Vandana Luthra, Founder and Vice-chairperson, VLCC, suggests how:

♦ Eat breakfast every day, it is the most important meal of a day.

♦ Watch out for empty calories and take food which are low on sugar and fat content. It is important to get a balanced diet with fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains included in it.

♦ Exercise daily for a minimum of 30 minutes as it helps to reduce body fat as well as protect one against chronic diseases associated with obesity like diabetes, heart disease. It will also help to decrease stress and high blood pressure. Exercising is good to decrease fat around the waist and total body fat which will slow the development of abdominal obesity.

♦ Get enough sleep on a daily basis as irregular bedtime and insufficient sleep lead to weight gain. Sleep-deprived people may be too tired to exercise, decreasing the "calories burned" side of the weight-change equation.

Why are humans constantly interested in sex

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Have you ever wondered why are we constantly interested in sex while most animals have periods when they come into heat, and outside these periods they do not find #sex_interesting at all? A new study says that the reason we function this way is because sex serves as a "glue" in a committed relationship.

Sex is important for pair-bonding between men and women in relationships and not just mere waste of energy, the study said.

"The function of sex in humans outside ovulation is an evolutionary mystery. But we believe that it has to do with binding the parties in the relationship together," said Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, Professor of psychology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 

The researchers also found that commitment in relationship and the type of oral contraceptive women use are linked to how often couples have sex. 

For the study researchers asked hundreds of Norwegian heterosexual women about contraception, sex and relationships.

The results showed that of women in long-term relationships and who are using hormonal contraception, those who are more committed to their relationships have more sex with partners.

"But this association was especially true when the contraceptive that women used had potent levels of synthetic hormones that mimic the effects of the natural hormone progesterone, and lower levels of the hormone estrogen," Steve Gangestad, Professor at University of New Mexico.

Brain activity may predict risk of falls in elderly

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Measuring the level of #brain_activity in healthy older adults while they are walking can predict their risk of falling, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults and all too often lead to physical decline and loss of independence.

"Previous studies have shown that when older people perform cognitively demanding tasks, their brains are required to become more active to handle the challenge," said lead author Joe Verghese, Director at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, US. 

The new study found that people whose brain activity level increases when carrying out any other task while walking were more likely than others to fall, Verghese added.

In addition, changes in brain activity that influence walking may be present long before people exhibit any sign of walking difficulty, he added.

For the study, the team involved 166 older adults with an average age of 75. All participants were healthy, with no signs of dementia, disability, or problems with walking.

The researchers measured their brain activity, as they performed three different tasks: walking at a normal pace, reciting alternate letters of the alphabet while standing and walking at a normal pace while simultaneously reciting alternate letters of the alphabet.

Simple tips to be winter ready

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Ready for the new winter look but not ready enough to go out in the cold? While the #winter_season is all about enveloping yourself in cozy quilts, sitting by the heater and sipping hot beverages, it's also about dealing with dry skin, chapped lips and cracked heels.

Chandirka Mahenrda, Principal Scientist, Personal Care, the Himalaya Drug Company, has shared ways to be ready this winter season. 

♦ Nourish the skin from within: Feeling your parched skin and moisturising it minute-to-minute can be a little annoying. So, in order to keep your skin soft and supple, all you need is an intensive skin care regime, including cocoa butter. A cocoa butter moisturiser preferably herbal in nature, once applied, not only provides day-long nourishment but seeps through the cracks of your skin and deeply nourishes it from within. 

♦ Moisturise your skin well: So, you have your wardrobe ready for winters and you've managed to pull off the best attire amongst your peers, but have you checked your face before leaving the house? While you can apply make-up to your best, a good cream is a must that not only keeps your skin hydrated all day long but can also be used as base to keep your make-up intact. 

How to get happy feet this winter!

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The winter season can be a nightmare for our feet as they are the main victims to the chilly weather. Rough and cracked heels can be very painful to deal with. One must moisturise the affected area and massage with #olive_oil.

Hariprasad, expert at The Himalaya Drug Company, gives five hacks that you can use to keep your feet silky smooth: 

♦ Moisturise the affected area twice a day: Moisturise your feet twice every day with a gentle moisturiser. This will help in keeping the feet from getting rough and dry. 

♦ Honey and warm water therapy: Soak your feet in a warm water basin mixed with honey and gently scrub the affected area. Honey is one of the main ingredient in Ayurveda for its bactericidal and antiseptic properties. Honey is also an effective moisturising agent.

♦Massage with olive oil: Massaging olive oil on the affected area of your feet will help in moisturising the cracked area and will help in stimulating circulation. Olive oil has been used while bathing for centuries to keep the skin smooth and nourished. 

♦ Wear cotton socks: It's always better to protect your grieving feet from pollution and dust. Always wear cotton socks to aid good air circulation.

Wear suitable footwear for your different wedding functions

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Complement your dresses with the suitable #footwear during your #wedding functions. Opt for neutral pumps, strappy block heels, mojaris at different functions, says an expert.

Sidhika Gupta, Fashion Head at Roposo, a fashion and lifestyle social network, has rolled out suggestions for you to rock at your wedding comfortably:

♦ Pre-wedding shoot: Begin the madness with an everlasting pair of neutral pumps. Matte or glossy, doesn't matter. They look modern, classy and chic with all western as well as ethnic outfits.

♦ Bachelorette: A pair of multi-strap block heels is the right choice to strike a balance between glamour and grace for your bachelorette. It's the day to put pre-wedding jitters to rest and let your hair down guilt-free with your friends. 

♦ Haldi: The reason behind the contagious smile of a bride is a gorgeous pair of shoes. Suit yourself by choosing from a range of Mojaris, Juttis, or Kolhapuris but whichever way you go, remember it needs to be tasteful, colorful, beaded, stunningly embroidered or intricately embellished. 

They suit best on Patialas, kurtis, and all kinds of salwar-kameez.

♦ Mehendi: Go for the season's favourite mules for your mehendi day - perfect pick to avoid unfortunate tripping or messy strap twisting, as you would like to be hassle and fuss free in an already henna - full constrained state. 

The typical wedding material, flat mules, will give you the much need comfort, style, and flexibility.

♦ Cocktail or Sangeet: Wedges are the shoes best fitted to dance the night away. The mighty wedge will allow you to remain sturdy even as you flaunt your most elaborated dance moves without sacrificing the added inches. 

♦ Wedding: embellished heels: Peep toes will assure the right peek-a- boo to your pedicured toes. Don't forget to try your wedding footwear with your bridal outfit, choose the heel height and vamp size as per your lehenga and comfort. 

Sanjay Dutt carries his comfort outfit with élan

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Actor Sanjay Dutt, who often wears "perfectly flattering bootcut jeans", carries his comfort outfit with a lot of élan, says stylist Ekta Shah.

Talking about his fashion sense, Shah, who has styled actresses like Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam, told: "The secret to Sanjay Dutt's on-point style isn't a list of what's trending, it's as easy as a perfectly flattering bootcut jeans. 

"With his charismatic personality, he carries his comfort outfit with so much élan that it looks drop-dead fashionable each time he dons it."

Whether it is a simple white tee and blue jeans or a designer outfit, Sanjay has been often praised for his fashion choice. He is also the winner of HT Most Stylish Awards 2016. 

Why most of us 'remember' events that never happened

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Repeatedly hearing fake events of the past such as taking a hot air balloon ride, playing a prank on a teacher or creating havoc at a family wedding during childhood, may push people into imagining them and believing that which never happened, researchers say.

In a study conducted on false memories, more than 400 participants were suggested fictitious autobiographical events, nearly 50 per cent believed, to some degree, that they had experienced those events.

Thirty per cent of participants appeared to 'remember' the event, they accepted the suggested event, elaborated on how the event occurred, and even described images of what the event was like.

Another 23 per cent showed signs that they accepted the suggested event to some degree and believed it really happened.

It can be very difficult to determine when a person is recollecting actual past events, as opposed to false memories, even in a controlled research environment and more so in real life situations, said Kimberley Wade from University of Warwick in Britain. 

The study may have significance in many areas such as raising questions around the authenticity of memories used in forensic investigations, court rooms and therapy treatments.

However, misinformation in the news can create incorrect collective memories that can affect behaviour and attitudes of society, the researchers explained.

Give a twist in taste to Norwegian salmon

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Ever eaten #Norwegian_salmon given a desi twist in flavour? How about having #Amritsari_tawa_salmon or #Norwegian_salmon_kebab with coriander yoghurt for a change in taste?

The Norwegian Seafood Council for India in collaboration with lifestyle superstore Foodhall at DLF Place Saket organised a live kitchen event here that celebrated the season of fresh, wild-caught salmon with an Indian twist.

During the session, the chefs came up with some interesting recipes and taught how to cook the Norwegian salmon with Indian spices and masalas and presented dishes like smoked Norwegian salmon with rice salad, tender Norwegian salmon kebab served with coriander yoghurt and Amritsari tawa salmon presented with Pindi chana and onion rings.

Norwegian salmon is prized by chefs and food lovers around the world for its flavour and versatility. It can be steamed, fried, grilled and even enjoyed as a curry - and that is its speciality. Norwegian salmon is growing immensely popular among Indian and Asian food lovers owing to its versatility of cooking.

All the dishes carried a perfect balance of Indian spices and while the taste of Indian spices was evident, it did not kill the salmon's original flavour.

"People are not aware of how easily salmon can be cooked and easily moulded in multiple flavours. More events like this should be organised more to highlight the variety of flavours that can be added to salmon," Yogi Shergill, Vice Counsel, Royal Norwegian Consulate and Director India told.

Shergill further highlighted that Norwegian salmon, which comes in frozen containers, can be easily preserved in a freezer for 18 months at -18 degrees Celsius while if bought fresh - which is usually transported by air - should be completed within eight days.


Be your own make-up artist on friend's D-Day

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If you don't wish to spend extra money hiring a beautician to look your best on your friend's wedding day, you can do your own make-up and still look flawless, says an expert.


Manisha Chopra, Co-Founder of SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals, has shared a few tips to get the perfect look:

♦ Experiment with your looks: Prior to your friend's wedding, conduct multiple trials at home with your beauty essentials along with your attire. Also, do not forget to click pictures under different kinds of lighting to understand which make-up will suit your face and skin tone the best. This way, you will be able to figure out whether to tone down your make-up or not.

♦ Cleansing and moisturising: Make sure you cleanse and moisturise your skin well before you apply any kind of make-up. A moisturiser will act as a base to the make-up applied and prevent your dry skin from absorbing the products or settle into your wrinkles and fine lines. After you are done with moisturising your skin, use a primer as it helps to blur all the imperfections and makes your make-up last longer. 

♦ Use products that will stay for long: Long lasting and waterproof products are a must if you want the make-up to last the whole day. After all, it is your friend's wedding, which means you need to be present for all the functions from morning to evening. So, use products that can help in keeping your make-up remain intact through the sweat, dust, tears and hugs.

♦ Keep a damp sponge or brush handy: Apply the foundation with a damp sponge or brush as this will give a sheer finish to your look. Avoid using hands to apply foundation as it can leave fingerprints and will not give you the desired finish. Choose the right foundation that matches your skin tone. A foundation will also help to hide your wrinkles and pores. Blend the foundation well onto your jaw lines, neck and chest. The blemishes or spots on your face can be hidden with the help of a concealer.

Sakshi was a dream to work with: Aamir

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Superstar #Aamir_Khan praised his #Dangal co-star #Sakshi_Tanwar, saying it was a "dream" to work with her.

"It was wonderful (working with Sakshi). Sakshi was a dream to work with. She is so talented. I can't remember a single shot in the film where she had to do a retake. She give a shot in just one take. Not once but all the time," Aamir told reporters here, during a promotions of his film "Dangal".

The 51-year-old actor said that there had "never been a second take because of her".

"She gives a heartfelt shot. There is skill and heart in her was a joy for me to work with her...She's fantastic human being," he added.

Aamir also said Sakshi is a "warm and happy" person.

"I would love to work with her again," he added.

In "Dangal", Aamir plays the role of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.

He has been underwent a rigorous workout sessions for the role. He had to previously gain weight going from 68 kg to 93 kg in six months for his role of the ageing wrestler during the first phase of the film's shoot.

Social media gone wrong for Maisie Williams

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"Game of Thrones" actress #Maisie_Williams has suffered a social media disaster, with topless photographs of her leaking online.

Williams wanted to share some images with her inner circle via Facebook. However the images ended up leaking to Reddit -- and causing major buzz online, reports

The photographs show the 19-year-old posing topless on a rock, with her back turned to the camera, and with two female friends in skimpy outfits.

Williams's representative confirmed that the images are real and that they were lifted from the actress's private account.

"The images online were shared from Maisie's personal social media account. The images are not explicit in nature, but pictures of Maisie and close friends at a spa at a recent visit in Japan," the representative said.

Niall Horan shops for girl child

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Former One Direction star #Niall_Horan was recently spotted buying presents for a girl child while his bandmate #Liam_Payne will reportedly welcome his first child with singer #Cheryl.

Horan was seen carrying a box of gifts, but it wasn't clear who he'd bought them for, reports

The 23-year-old is a doting uncle to his brother's child, and he was out and about in West Hollywood on Wednesday looking pleased with the huge basket of surprise goodies.

The singer kept things casual for the shopping trip, with tracksuit bottoms and a blue T-shirt.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Five tips to create cosy living room

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Give the #living_room of your house a winter shield and makeover this #winter_season, says an expert.

Rajat Singhi, Founder and Creative Director, Address Home - a luxury interior brand - has shared five tips to decorate your living room:

* Work on warm, welcoming and cosy interiors. Avoid placing couches and chairs along the walls, pull them near, around the centre table or wooden coffee table, this will give your home a cosier ambience.

If your living room is very big, fill the large gaps between tables and sofas with beautiful and colourful ottoman sets along with warm wooden tables. One can also add character to their home by using modern rugs and carpets that visually define the seating area and give a cosier vibe.

Five new designers selected for LFW's Gen Next programme

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As many as five new designers have been chosen to showcase their collections at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week #LFW Summer/Resort 2017 in its #Gen_Next_Designer_Programme.

In its 23rd batch, the programme will feature collections by new designers like Pallavi Singh, Nakita Singh, Soumodeep Dutta, Ishanee Mukherjee & Anirudh Chawla, and Resham Karmchandani and Sanya Suri.

These designers have been chosen by the members of the LFW advisory board that consists of members of the Indian fashion industry.

"Gen Next has launched the fashion careers of some of the great talents of India. This season too Lakme Fashion Week looks forward to celebrating the foray of a new set of spirited young fashion designers who will carve their names in the Indian fashion industry," Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovations, Lakme, said in a statement.

George Clooney, wife ready for $300 mn divorce

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Actor #George_Clooney and his wife #Amal are reportedly living separate lives and are ready for a $300 million divorce.

"Amal and George divorce announcement! $300 million split rocks Hollywood!" blares the latest headline of OK! Magazine, reports

"Amal wanted kids, he didn't. She'll get his fortune and his Lake Como villa." 

"While they love each other, they might be realising they want different things in life," a source said, adding that the couple's "growing divide" is allegedly due to a "long list of grievances" that have now brought the relationship "to a perilous crossroads". 

The source added: "When George and Amal first got together, their friends thought they were a perfect match. But now some are expecting them to announce a split." 

How to protect hardwood floors in winter season

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#Winter_season can cause quite a bit of damage to #hardwood_floors. Keep a permanent thermostat setting, follow the no shoes policy and clean frequently to protect the floors from getting damaged, says an expert.

Suresh Kumar Mansukhani, Country Manager - Indian SubContinent, Junckers - a Denmark based flooring brand, suggests how: 

* Low humidity levels can cause wood floors to shrink leaving gaps within the wood. To protect from separation and gapping, try to keep the thermostat in your house at a consistent temperature and avoid turning your heat up and down frequently.

* Shoes and boots are the leading cause of unwanted dirt and sludge. This will help to leave unwanted slush outside. Also, ask your friends and relatives to leave their shoes at the door in order to protect your beautiful floors.

Deepika Padukone named sexiest Asian woman

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Actress #Deepika_Padukone has been named the #sexiest_Asian_woman in the world for the year 2016. She has dethroned actress #Priyanka_Chopra, who has won the title four times in the popular list that is annually published by Britain-based Eastern Eye newspaper.

Deepika, who is soon set to make her Hollywood debut with "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" opposite actor Vin Diesel, said in a statement: "It does bring a smile to my face, but sexy means different things to different people. For me, it's not just physical. Being comfortable with who you are, is sexy. Confidence is sexy. Innocence and vulnerability is sexy."

The 2016 edition of the popular annual poll was based on millions of votes pouring in from across the globe.

Talking about Deepika, Eastern Eye's Entertainment Editor Asjad Nazir, who founded the list and puts it together annually, said: "With huge films releasing next year, it looks like 2017 will be an even bigger year and more international producers will try stealing away the jewel in Bollywood's crown."

Winter skincare: Avoid exfoliation, stay away from heater

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Winter is a season when your skin needs extra attention as avoiding it even for a day can take away your glow. 

winter-skincare-avoid-exfoliation-stay-away-from-heaterDropping the usage of scrubs to once a month and staying away from the heater to avoid dryness are some of the basic steps one should take for that radiant and beautiful you, suggest experts.

Blossom Kochhar, Chairperson, Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies, says that during winters, one should totally avoid using harsh things on their skin like astringents and soaps as they strip the skin of all the natural oil. 

"Instead, one should resort to cleansing milk, lotions throughout winters," she told.

She also suggested not to sit close to the heater.

"It damages your skin a lot and makes it too dry. But if you cannot avoid it just put a bowl of water near the heater as it will balance the moisture in the air," she said.

Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, says that whipping winds, dry air and chilly temperature can really be harsh on your soft skin so its important to use a serum to keep your skin hydrated.

I don't go by rules: Shah Rukh Khan

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#Shah_Rukh_Khan, who released the trailer of his upcoming film #Raees on Wednesday, thinks himself as a bad boy as being normal is lifeless for him.

"I am not arrogant or shoddy but I am a very bad boy. I don't go by rules and do and say weird things. 

"I am very proud to say that normal is lifeless. You have to be a little mean and when you are that, you're a little bad too. I am extremely bad but my dimples save me," the actor said at the trailer launch of the film, here.

"Raees" will see SRK in the role of a bootlegger while Nawazuddin Siddiqui is playing a cop.

Speaking about his co-star, Shah Rukh, said: "When all the good artists work together, it makes everyone emotional. I always say about myself that a star comes in poster and takes all the credit but actors like Nawazuddin make us look best on the screen."

"The nicest part of the film is the enactment, the writing and direction of Rahul (Dholakia)," he added.


Bella Hadid wants to act

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Model #Bella_Hadid wants to appear in films. The 20-year-old says one of her goals is to appear in movies but insists she won't be sharing any more of her hopes and dreams as she is superstitious, reports

"I think it would be really fun, because it's exciting to be in front of the camera on film instead of just pictures. I have so many goals but most of the time I like to keep them to myself, because I'm really superstitious," Bella told Paper magazine.

Bella was thrilled when she was asked to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week as she had been rejected the year before.

"I was really surprised, but definitely excited. I tried last year to be cast in the show but I think everything happens for a reason," she said.

SRK looks intense, powerful yet romantic in 'Raees' trailer

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The trailer of #Shah_Rukh_Khan-starrer #Raees has been unveiled on Wednesday and it runs high on action, drama and romance as seen in the over two-minute video.

The Rahul Dholakia's directorial stars Shah Rukh in an intense role and it can be seen in the trailer too. On one hand, King Khan is showing some daredevil fight scenes and on the other hand, his romantic side has been captured well with Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, who plays the female lead in the film.

The trailer starts with Shah Rukh saying: "Ammi jaan kehti thi koi dhandha chhota nahi hota, aur dhande se bada koi dharm nahi hota (Mother used to say that no business is small and there is no religion bigger than business)".

The 51-year-old star will be essaying the role of 'Raees', a bootlegger. He is seen sporting eyes highlighted by kohl, and scruffy look for his upcoming film "Raees".

The film also stars acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is essaying the character of a stubborn officer. A glimpse of his powerful acting also can be seen in the trailer.

"Aap mujhe kahin bhi transfer kar dijiye, Raees ko nahin chhodunga (Transfer me anywhere you want, I will not leave Raees alone)," Nawazuddin's character is seen delivering this dialogue in one of the scenes in the trailer.

Apart from action and drama, there is a sprinkle of romance too! Shah Rukh is seen romancing Pakistani actress Mahira Khan in the trailer. Mahira looks every bit coy and also interesting. The chemistry between SRK and Mahira seems sizzling.