Vidya Balan is among the few actors of this generation who can rise above the script and stamp their authority on a film. Vidya’s sterling acting chops are on full display in her latest release ‘Tumhari Sulu’. Sulu’s life takes a fortuitous turn when she goes to a radio station to collect a pressure cooker that she has won in a contest.
Instances of child molestation are multiplying by the hour rendering parents sleepless. Before thrusting them with the responsibility of our precious ones, it’s unto us to carry out a thorough background check of schools, crèches and transportation we are choosing. It is equally important that we educate our children on these issues from as early as can be.
Standing up to sexual abuse/ harassment at the workplace against somebody in power can have serious consequences, right? Thankfully my #MeToo account doesn’t involve direct physical abuse, but was harassing and slimy enough to lead up to it. My boss, Satish R, a middle-aged, outwardly respectable, married man played mentor figure to all in the team and commanded respect for the same.
Everyday, we are flooded with picture perfect images of people popping up on our feeds on social networking sites which make us believe that the images reflect the perfect lives other people lead as compared to our own. A study at Penn State University’s College of Communications found that constantly seeing selfies on your social media accounts is linked to a decrease in satisfaction with life and self-esteem. In an era where social ratification defines people 's sense of self-perception, the selfie craze is here to stay. While for some, an occasional selfie here and there is more for the sake of fun, for the rest for whom a day does not pass without clicking multiple selfies clearly defines a mental disorder needing professional help.
Shopping has multiple purposes in one’s lives. It’s a necessity for some, time pass for some, passion for some and then there are people for whom shopping acts as a therapy.
What most people don’t understand is members of Bollywood are interrelated, if not by blood, then through complex ties of relations anyway and there isn’t much option for them outside the circle.
You have loved these tele actors enough and more for the life they bring into every role they play. You have rooted for the love stories you saw on television and cried when they fell apart. With their flawless rendition, they convinced you things were real. Now what if we told you, things were actually real?
Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan who turns 52 today, hosted a grand bash for family and friends at his Alibaug farm house. Guests including, Deepika, Alia, Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Siddharth Malhotra, Malaika, Amrita Singh, Sanjay Kapoor and others arrived at the venue in style. SRK’s daughter Suhana and her best friends once again stole the show!
Whether this fame proves itself glorious in the long run or stays dies out in five minutes is for time to tell, what we can say is South Indian actor Vijay Joseph is certainly enjoying his share of national fame right now – all thanks to his movie Mersal. Mostly known by his first name, Vijay’s full name is Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, but the actor is fondly known as Ilayathalapathy among his fans. If you think some of the craziest fans in India swoon over Shah Rukh Khan or Rajnikanth, think again.
Out of the 3800 applications that India Network received for the Survive and Thrive boot camp in the U.S.of A, 15 lucky but worthy entrepreneurs were finally selected for the life-changing experience. Survive and Thrive is a boot camp for entrepreneurs who want to move their companies from “surviving to thriving.” It brings together influential and successful business leaders, accredited investors, entrepreneurs, coaches, and students. This was the brainchild of legendary entrepreneur Marva Allen. Allen, whose latest project is a social platform and literary hub called Wordeee, is best known for guiding the iconic Hue-Man Bookstore to global success when she joined as a majority partner and CEO in 2004. She and partners Sachin Narode, of Xeniapp, and David Schreiber, of Club Getaway, “decided to create the conference that we would love to have gone to with Survive and Thrive".
Love is a beautiful thing; but one thing dangerous about it is, it’s blind and at times silly too. When the heart has its hands on the wheel of your life, the brain is often made to take the back seat – might sound romantic, fancy and fairy tale- esque – but nah! Not that brilliant an idea to pursue, for when the alarm goes off, the reality we wake up to isn’t as pleasant as the dream we were in, just a short while back.
Diwali is one of the most popular and important Hindu festivals which signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. It is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita, brother Lakshman and Lord Hanuman to Ayodhya after an exile of 14 years, after Lord Rama defeated Ravana. Diwali is the festival of lights and people engage in Diwali cleaning where they spring clean their homes and then decorate them with lights. Diwali time is sweets time and making Diwali goodies start days before the festival. We feature here seven recipes which will make your Diwali even more sweet! Spread the light.
Prathap Rao launched the "PotholeRaja" initiative in Bengaluru as a movement to cover potholes and ensure a safe and smooth ride for Bengalureans. There are close to 16,000 potholes in Bengaluru and reportedly, four people have died due to pothole related accidents. The authorities have been promising to fix these but little has been done on that front. Not one to rely solely on Government agencies to do their job, Prathap of "PotholeRaja" fame decided to fix these potholes on his own. He says "Along with raising our voice and pushing the authorities to do their work, I also believe that we should take some social responsibility and have a sense of belonging to the roads that we drive around. I urge people to take up some ownership to see that the roads we drive are safer for us and the people we love".
The ugly spat between Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut seems to be a never-ending story. It began when Kangana referred to Hrithik as ‘silly ex’ two years ago, and he took the bait denying having had an affair with her. Kangana recently slammed Hrithik while speaking to various TV channels, laying bare their ‘relationship’. Hrithik, meanwhile, filed a lawsuit against her, made public emails she allegedly had sent and is giving TV interviews in his defence.
‘No country for women’ they say; and looking at the statistics one has to agree. Whichever political party be in power, whichever community be around, women in India have always been vulnerable. Chances of any improvement in the situation appears to turn slimmer by the day.
Many of you share the opinion that a celeb turn a television judge when he (or she) runs out of work. Well, we have news for you.
Did you know, an average woman uses 11,000- 17,000 sanitary napkins in her lifetime. Plastic blocks airflow to the vagina, which can be a direct cause of cervical cancer, UTIs, yeast infections, rashes, allergies and painful periods. This is exactly the reason why Deepanjali Damlia came up with the idea of natural and biodegradable sanitary napkins for women.
Unlike most of the children her age, she was confident, she didn’t shed a drop of tear, she was looking forward to a class full of children she could make friends with, colorful books to read, and the lunch break. The way we look at it, it’s a plausible option and a convincing alternative to public (or private) schooling.
You may know of Deepshikha Deshmukh as Honey Bhagnani – daughter of one of the most respected Bollywood film producers, Vashu Bhagnani. Just like her father and brother, Deepshikha believes in telling stories differently. She made her debut as a producer with the much acclaimed ‘Sarbjit’ which won her accolades at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. Apart from being a producer, Deepshikha now has her eyes on skincare. Having studied botanical formulations, she has ventured into starting her own skin nutrition brand, called Love Organically.
Riddhi* has been head-over-heels in love with Sidharth* for the past two years. Sidharth was married, he claimed he was very unhappy in it and he wanted out. My only point here was that if Riddhi was looking for more than a fling then she should have waited till Sidharth sorted out his marital issues.
Sanjeev Sinha, Advisor - Japan Railways on the 1.1 lakh crore bullet train project, has spent close to half his life in Japan, is eloquent in Japanese and even married a Japanese lady. When he left his hometown Barmer - a small town in Rajasthan, more than two decades ago to be the first from his village to join the prestigious IIT - Kanpur, little did he know that one day he would be instrumental in getting the 320 km/h bullet train to India which would help create 20,000 direct and 2 lakh indirect jobs!
It’s safe to say that half the industry, rather, elites of the industry won’t be casting Kangana in their movies anytime sooner – she hit the nail right at the center of industry’s laadla’s forehead and hung a placard that reads – “Daddymade”.