For most of the 20th century, gender roles were typically structured in Indian families – the mother was the primary caregiver and home maker, the father the provider and protector. While maybe not as widespread as today, mothers did go to work back then, but they also had to take up the main burden of bringing up their children – school, homework, play time, food and providing other comforts were the domain of the mother. The father, caught up with managing household expenses, focused on his work, got back home in the evenings, and spent most of his time reading the paper or watching the news.
“How does that work?” questions a confused Oprah to the newly married Abhishek Bachchan on learning that the actor, along with his beautiful wife lives with his parents. “How does that work?” Abhishek doesn’t wait a second to throw the ball in Oprah’s court. This exchange brings to light the world’s view on the strong concept of ‘family’ in India.
A study conducted by Stanford University has revealed that Indians are among the laziest in the world, ranking 39th among 46 nations in the order of activeness, and averaging just 4,297 steps per person per day. Hong Kong, on the other hand, is home to the most active people, averaging 6,880 steps a day. Between 8,000 and 10,000 steps a day is the default goal that most trackers have. In a paper presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in London in 2015, researchers revealed that taking a brisk walk of at least 25 minutes daily could add close to seven years to a person’s life.
Its a weird weird world – this film industry, I tell you. Don’t let them fool you with these beautiful faces and hearty smiles that easily conceal those real feelings they harbour deep within. You may smile ear to ear and feign as much cordiality – but we know you can’t stand each other one bit.
A lanky little 11 year old, what would come out of those feeble chords, thought many- but couldn’t shut my opened mouth for my jaw had fallen on the floor as she belted out a classical number perfected by none other than the very revered Lata Mangeshkar herself – who would dare to try the complicated notes of Sunio ji araj from Lekin, none other than Shreya Ghoshal. With Devdas completing 15 years last week, the precious discovery of Sa Re Ga Ma… has also completed 15 years in the industry. Here are 15 jewels from her unparalleled vocal chords.
There were many instances where the stars have shut down their haters like a pro. Here are such instances that you will absolutely adore.
Anyway, if you are done googling Ram Nath Kovind’s caste, here are some more important and relevant facts about the man. 1. Born in Paraukh Kanpur in 1945, Kovind is a married to retired government employee, Smt Savita Kovind, and his family is complete with a son, Shri Prashant Kumar, and daughter, Smt Swati. 2. Ram Nath Kovind, an advocate by profession, after practicing at Delhi high court from 1977 to 1979, went on to be a member of the Central Government Standing Counsel in the Supreme Court for the next 13 years.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but chances of your teen daughter (or son) being sexually active are higher than you’d like to believe. Despite the sudden physical changes, teens are but children in their minds, and often lean towards the wrong decisions they are bound to rue in later years. The end of a child’s mental capability marks the beginning of the parents’.
Little Taimur is not even a year old, but has the media wrapped around his finger already.
‘Jagga Jasoos’ is a well-intentioned musical adventure that takes too long to unravel. Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor had previously collaborated on ‘Barfi’ (2012) – the film had deaf-mute hero (Ranbir Kapoor) and an autistic female lead (Priyanka Chopra) and yet, had one of the most coherent narratives of that year.
The formal denial of the stars aside, Bollywood is a tough race, everyone is constantly striving to outdo the next. Excelling in this race often calls for changing tracks and our actors don’t mind leaping from one to another – we are talking movies – even it is in the middle of production.
From its introduction in the late 70s to early 90s, television was snubbed as the less glamorous younger sibling of the big screen. Only those who couldn’t make it to movies would feature in serials and hardly were looked as at celebs. The notion was shattered when Ekta Kapoor joined the business and remodelled the art of soap opera.
The obsession with cinema knows no limits, it is infinite; growing by the hour, expanding itself on the minds of cine goers from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Gandhinagar to Itanagar.
“Till death do us apart” is just another dated expression with limited to no implication or emotion in 2017 Earth.
Love has never been afar from being a roller-coaster ride. But the highs and the lows are a li’l too appalling when the ones involved are celebrated by millions and their love-life, including the tussels and tangles, are always under the radar. Here are 7 celeb couples that had their fall out and found themselves at the receiving end of a hot slap right amidst public view.
As individuals we may be aware of the need to reduce our carbon footprints, but what not many of us realise is that the food we eat leaves a greater impact on our environment than we can ever imagine. Where the food is sourced from, how it is made, how it is brought to our door steps, the storage process, and how it is disposed – all these leave behind their foot prints on the environment. In fact, the entire food chain system right from the source to the dump is responsible for a third of the global greenhouse emissions, according to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
When I met Nayana last time, I felt like her outlook on life had changed tremendously. Gone were her outbursts of laughter as well as her short temper, only to be replaced by a lackadaisical attitude towards life. Nayana, a devout Catholic, was in favour of arranged marriage, and she felt she found the right guy in Alex, an enthusiastic, approachable guy with a happy go lucky attitude.
“There may soon be a generation that believes Eid is celebrated because a Salman Khan film is releasing,” tweeted Shirish Kunder in 2014. The statement pithily captures megastar Salman Khan’s association with the festival that has brought him copious riches, renown and refulgence. All his 8 movies released on Eid, to date, have been monumentally successful. ‘Tubelight’, which releases on June 23, 2017, is his 9th Eid release.
The Prime Minister attracted over 50, 000 of young and old Indians, in the early hours of Wednesday to inhale some fresh air, stretch a little, bend some more and celebrate International Yoga Day at Lucknow’s Ramabai Ambedkar ground. Yoga, a heritage handed over to us by our ancestors, with its multitude of benefits is woven integrally into the fabric of Indian culture since the inception of Bharat. Unlike many cultures, we don’t get all worked up in the name of “Cultural Appropriation”.
Meet the craziest family in town! Anees Bazmee is back with a full-on ‘paisa vasool’ entertainer. The trailer of ‘Mubarakan’ is out and it is hilarious.