This Independence Day, re-visit those crucial moments of our culture, our past and our historic struggle for freedom with the help of these books.
* Growing incidence of online abuse and threat bring to the fore how abuse and rape threats are increasingly going online. * Threats are being used as a tool to silence women, and even men, who speak out against issues or are perceived to be anti-national.
Goofy, vivacious and spunky! That's Kajol Devgn for you. "I never gave a damn about what anyone said about me. I still don't," the actress had said in an interview when she was asked about being labelled as an "unconventional" leading lady for her duskier complexion and unibrows during her early days in the film industry. Kajol debuted in Bollywood with the 1992 film Bekhudi, and soon went on to become industry's numero uno heroine with her success and talent.At the peak of her career, the diva took a five-year hiatus and chose to focus on her family life. But Kajol has always been a Bollywood rebel. The actress bounced back with gusto on the big screen and continues to woo the audience.As the timeless beauty turns older today, we bring you some of her most stunning pictures which will make you say, 'Kuch kuch hota hai.'Text: Filmibeat; Images: Filmibeat; Instagram, Indian Express
At a time when there are heartbreaking stories of owners abandoning their pets on the streets during the lockdown, it is indeed heartening to see more and more people taking care of the animals in their community.
In India, the stigma and lack of awareness about breast cancer has contributed to late-stage diagnoses, and lower survival rates.
Delhi-girl Shanna Sandhu has called Hyderabad home for the last three years. She moved from the Capital along with her mother (a consultant) and their cocker spaniel, Fia. It’s been six months in their current rental. “We love it for all the natural light it gets,” she says.While the mother-daughter duo varies in their aesthetic preferences, they share a love of home styling. “I'm a maximalist and I love saturated colours! This home is more a reflection of my mother's design sensibilities - earthy, calm and sometimes eclectic. We tend to change things up quite often so the layout is different every month if not every week,” elaborates Shanna. While the lockdown hasn’t changed her work life, it has inspired a big shift towards self-care on the personal front. She has been exercising plenty, eating well, and unwinding with good music and a read or two.Like most of us, Shanna misses having people over. For now, she is making the most of Hyderabad’s great weather, soaking in some alone time on the balcony. (Shanna Sandhu is a Hyderabad-based design professional. Her family comprises her mother and their cocker spaniel, Fia. Find her on Instagram @bohemianramblings) Images: Courtesy the homeowner.Episode 1: #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'Episode 2: #MyHomeMyStyle: ‘Where our friends and family can feel at home’Episode 3: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'Episode 4: 'From a small village in Jharkhand to big city life in Mumbai'Episode 5: ‘When home meets nature, it is anything but boring!’Episode 6: 'My balcony garden is where we are spending most of our time.'Episode 7: 'We weren't looking for a pretty apartment. We were looking for an empty canvas to paint.'Episode 8: ‘The lockdown let us spend a lot of time at our small place, which is made with love and positive vibes’Episode 9: 'My typical day during lockdown is quite engaging. I have started to revisit many of my old hobbies'Episode 10: 'One thing you can’t miss is our love for the colour blue in right doses and our love for plants.'Episode 11: 'Lived around the world; but there's no place like home!'Episode 12: 'I enjoy mixing and matching & introducing a sudden pop of colour.'——————————————————————————————Yahoo Lifestyle India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As we spend more time at home, and put more effort into cleaning, fixing, rearranging and organising your home space, we ask our readers to share pictures of their beautiful home with us, in a new series called #MyHomeMyStyle.
While marriage has always been on the cards for the duo, the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic reaffirmed this. “[We realised] if we have each other, we're fine. And we just knew for sure that this was what we wanted to do for the rest of our lives,” she says.
Like most people in this day and age, I too spend a lot of my time on the internet, consuming a lot of content.Here’s what I read, watched and grooved to in the month of July, 2020.
With schools shut and online classes becoming the new normal, we take a look at how the pandemic has changed the way we educate our children.
Biopics in Indian cinema struck a chord with the audience as they get to experience the life of some famous and some powerful personalities, who may or may not have been in the public eye. Directors and actors go all out to look similar to that person on-screen.With the biopic of Shakuntala Devi releasing soon, we decided to take a look at some of best biopics we’ve seen in Bollywood and compare the real life personality to their on-screen persona.
Sonu Sood celebrates his 47th birthday on July 30. The actor who hails from Punjab is known for his works in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Punjabi language films. Sonu predominantly plays the role of villain or antagonist in films.In the year 2020, Sonu showed his humanitarian side by helping thousands of stranded migrants reach their homes during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, turning him into a real life hero for many.On the occasion of Sonu’s birthday, let’s look at few lesser-known facts about the actor.Text: News18; Images: Instagram
Sanjay Dutt, who is considered to be one of the most exceptional actors in Bollywood turns another year older today. In a career spanning over three decades, Dutt has played a number of memorable characters in Indian cinema.With Bollywood's original Khalnayak turning a year older, here is a list of his ten most memorable characters.Text: News18, IMDB
Despite all good intentions, helicopter parents who excessively get involved in their child's day to day lives, end up doing more harm than good.
Décor enthusiast Bhakti Achhara’s home is a tribute to her Rajasthani roots. This is seen across features like Jaisalmer marble flooring, a jharokha-inspired, stained-glass partition, heirloom antiques, block prints across furnishings and a generous dose of colour. “Though I always wanted a bungalow with a big garden, my husband always wanted a small apartment. When I saw this apartment with huge, french windows and two balconies where all my plants would fit, I happily agreed,” says Bhakti of her 3BHK home in Nashik.While Saraf Architects & Associates conceptualised the interior design, Bhakti takes pride in constantly updating her home decor. “There are quite few antique pieces, passed [on] to me from generations; some of them belong to my great grandparents,” she says of myriad handcrafted artefacts across the space. Besides these, her décor curation includes pieces sourced on travels, at handicrafts exhibitions and online. Of note is a growing owl collection that takes the form of platters, jugs, vases and more. “I even have some t-shirts! I find them cute, [although] they look quite dangerous in reality,” she laughs.During lockdown, the family has been enjoying their evenings together; playing indoor games, reading and watching television. All things that they otherwise don’t get to indulge in. “The lockdown actually let us spend a lot of time at our small place, which is made with love and positive vibes,” concludes Bhakti.(Bhakti Achara is a house-proud, décor enthusiast who runs a small business together with her husband Manish. Based in Nashik, their family their teenage son Vishesh and Bhakti’s mother-in-law. Follow her on Instagram @bhakti_achhara)Images: Courtesy Bhakti Achhara.Episode 1: #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'Episode 2: #MyHomeMyStyle: ‘Where our friends and family can feel at home’Episode 3: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'Episode 4: 'From a small village in Jharkhand to big city life in Mumbai'Episode 5: ‘When home meets nature, it is anything but boring!’Episode 6: 'My balcony garden is where we are spending most of our time.'Episode 7: 'We weren't looking for a pretty apartment. We were looking for an empty canvas to paint.'——————————————————————————————Yahoo Lifestyle India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As we spend more time at home, and put more effort into cleaning, fixing, rearranging and organising your home space, we ask our readers to share pictures of their beautiful home with us, in a new series called #MyHomeMyStyle.
Bollywood is not for everyone. Some realize it sooner and tread different paths to make different achievements in life, while others keep trying till the industry throws them off.In this giant rigmarole of realizations and refusals, we have seen many of our loved celebs fading out into oblivion, leaving us wondering, “where are they, how are they...”We are, hence, starting this “Missing Reports” series where we dig deep into the untold stories of such missing stars. Today we are covering the original Ashiqui girl, Anu Agarwal and her journey after Bollywood.Let us know in the comment section, if there is any star, you want us to dig out from the black hole of Bollywood sanyas.
From the cultural splendour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to the glamour of Bollywood, India is a fascinating place. India has a long and distinguished literary record. Centuries on, India’s literary culture is flourishing – as shown by the impressive number of Indian novelists who have won the Booker Prize over the past 50 years.
Kangana Ranaut's explosive interview with Arnab Goswami on Republic TV where she spoke about the ‘movie mafia,’ and hit out at Bollywood’s biggies including Karan Johar, Rajeev Masand, Aditya Chopra and Mahesh Bhatt, has stirred up a hornet’s nest.In the interview, Kangana blamed a certain section of Bollywood’s elite club for systematically targeting Sushant Singh Rajput, which ultimately led to his death.It has been more than a month since actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death. Nothing in the recent past has shaken Bollywood as his death has and the discussions and theories revolving around it refuse to die down. Fans and celebrities alike have been demanding that a CBI probe be done into the actor’s death.His death has also reignited the debate on nepotism in an industry which is known to fiercely guard its turf against outsiders. Quite a few people, both star kids who have had the benefit of relationships, and stark outsiders who have struggled to find a footing in the industry, have spoken out about how nepotism has helped or hurt them.We take a look at what Bollywood’s celebrities have to say about it:
She seems to have no emotional bond with me or our children. I have tried to ask her parents about this, but I never get any support from them either. They only want her to avoid work and ask me to tell the children to do all the household work.