It’s Ranbir Kapoor’s birthday and the actor turns 36 today. While the Bollywood heartthrob is infamous for his affairs and relationships, there many facts about Ranbir that are not popularly known.On his birthday, we tell you some facts about him that we bet you didn’t know.
Widely regarded as India’s first female superstar, legendary actress Sridevi, 54, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Dubai, in February 2018. With films like Sadma, Chandni, Himmatwala, Mr India, ChaalBaaz, Nagina, Khuda Gawah, Mawali and others, she went on to become one of one of the most iconic female stars of India.It goes without saying that Sridevi was loved by all, friends and family alike. She was fiercely protective when it came to her kids and husband. On numerous occasions we have spotted Sridevi getting along with her friends and peers like a house on fire. Sridevi, who was last seen in Mom, has often made headlines for her heartwarming moments with her daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. In an interview with DNA, she had said that her elder daughter, Jhanvi was more ‘obedient’ and ‘seeks more attention’ than her younger child, Khushi. “Both my children are extremely attached to us”, she said.Talking about her daughters, she went on to say, “Jhanvi seeks more attention from me while Khushi can manage things on her own. Though Jhanvi’s grown up now, sometimes I still have to feed her. She won’t eat properly at certain times so I have to make sure that she eats properly.Sometimes she tells me to put her to sleep so all these nakhras she does. Khushi has always been a very independent person right since childhood. Earlier, I used to get a bit rattled and worried because I didn’t want them to get into the spotlight. But in today’s time you can’t help this. You are clicked at every event and everywhere. Now, I believe that we have learnt to live with it and they have learnt to cope with it.”On the occasion of her birth anniversary, here’s looking back at those moments.– Images from Instagram and Yogen Shah
The sexy actress turns older today. Katrina Kaif, who now calls India her home, rose to enormous fame, thanks to her unbelievably fit body, her mysterious persona, her item numbers and of course, her relationships.But, how well do you know really know this stunning beauty? Check out these facts about Katrina, which not many people know of.– Sources: Various; Pictures: Yogen Shah and Instagram
Vintage beauty Dimple Kapadia turns a year older on June 8.Here’s wishing her a very happy birthday and discovering little known facts about her personal life and career. Source: Wikipedia & other sourcesImage Credit: India Today, Getty Images, India. com
It’s safe to say that Dimple Kapadia is one of the most gorgeous actresses that Bollywood has ever produced. The eternal charm and the oomph factor that she has, has been seen from the time she turned a teenager and got discovered by none other than Raj Kapoor. She made her Bollywood debut opposite Rishi Kapoor in which is now considered as one of the most iconic movies in Bollywood - Bobby. Most famously known for her marriage with Rajesh Khanna, Dimple Kapadia is a national treasure, no two ways about that.As she blows another candle today, we take a look at some of her most memorable onscreen avatars of the diva. - By Saloni Dhruv
There is a reason why mangoes are called as the ‘king of fruits’. Summers in India are incomplete without devouring mangoes. In Indian culture, mango symbolises love, and a gift of a basket of mangoes is seen as a gesture of friendship. Mango is also the inspiration for the popular paisley pattern seen in Indian traditional fabrics, paintings, and architecture.Did you know, the word “mango” is originated from the Malayalam word māṅṅa (or mangga) via Dravidian mankay and Portuguese manga during the spice trade period with South India in the 15th and 16th centuries. Have it raw, as a milkshake, in salads or in pickles, relish mangoes in these few months without feeling any guilt once you know the health benefits they contain.
From the fashion industry to Bollywood to running a successful business to becoming a mother – the gorgeous Lara Dutta, who turnes older on April 16, seems to have done it all.Image credit: Instagram
Eating a healthy balanced & nutritious diet is important for women. World over, women lead busy lives & a well-balanced diet helps women in many ways- boosting energy levels, maintain overall health & optimal body weight & fight diseases. A nutritious diet also helps the body to function correctly & handle multiple chores through the day.During the different stages of their lives, women undergo hormonal & physical changes that evolves their nutritional needs. Women are known to neglect their dietary needs while tending to the needs of a busy lifestyle.There are many superfoods that are good for women & including them in your daily diet can do wonders. Women particularly need to intake foods rich in Iron, Calcium, Folic acid (folate), Omega 3 Fatty acids & Vitamins, A, B, C & D. A healthy diet coupled with exercise is a cornerstone for good health. Lets look at some easy recipes with superfoods that are good for women. Do consult your physician/dietician before intake for optimal benefits.All Images Sourced From: Pixabay
The pretty and pleasant looking green (at times purple) leafy vegetable-cabbage, needs no introduction. Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C along with Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 & Vitamin K. It is also a great source of manganese, dietary fiber, folate & copper.Since cabbage is high in fiber, it provides good roughage making it a great remedy for constipation & other digestion related problems. The presence of beta-carotene helps in maintaining eye health and delaying cataract formation. Lets look at some interesting ways to enjoy more cabbage in our diets.
Raita is one of the most popular accompaniments or side dish served along with Indian meals. For those of you who are not very closely familiar with the Indian cuisine, raita is a yoghurt (curd) based preparation (prepared in sweet / salty forms) and served along with the main course.Raitas are extremely cooling and refreshing and therefore very popular in summers when the mercury levels are on the rise. Though all year around, raitas are served in Indian households with spicy food. The cooling properties help in balancing out the heat emanating from spices and meats and hence they are always served with dishes such as pulao and biryani.There’s a raita to go along with almost every kind of meal. Lets have a look at some recipes of this yogurt preparation, which will definitely add that zing to your meals. The first standard step is to keep a bowl of whisked yogurt ready and add fresh vegetables, fruits & select herbs/seasonings.
Honey popularly known as liquid gold, has many health benefits. Research says honey contains antioxidants that help prevent cancer, reduce gastro-intestinal disorders & has anti-bacterial & anti- fungal properties. External application of honey helps in healing minor cuts & burns too.Honey is extensively used in baking but the versatile golden good can be used to add a magical touch to many recipes. Try & buy honey in its real & pure form as often one finds adulterated versions in the market. Lets look at some easy recipes that can be made delicious with a touch of honey.
We Indians love our pickles. Pickles (called ACHAR in Hindi) have been an integral part of our meals. We have savored them with parathas, enjoyed them with plain dal rice, licked off generous amounts from the containers with pooris or sometimes just had them along with plain curd – rice.We all have our favorite family recipes consisting of delectable pickle our mums and grand mums make seasonally. So yes, pickles occupy a special place in our hearts apart from our kitchens.While the process of making some pickles can be long drawn, there are some very “easy to make” pickles. Lets look at some easy vegetarian pickle recipes to tingle our taste buds.
For centuries, rice has been a staple food in many regions in India and in countries like China, Japan and across South East Asia. We all know how versatile RICE is. Combine it with curries, lentils, vegetables, meats, any other masalas, spices or grains and one immediately has a dish ready to be savored, relished and thoroughly enjoyed.Needless to say that the grain is packed with many health benefits. It has ability to provide fast and instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood levels and slow down aging process.So lets have a look at some delectable rice recipes, which shall send our taste buds into a tizzy.
Spinach commonly known as Palak, is one of the most popular leafy vegetable. From being an active ingredient in daily cooking at homes to featuring as a culinary delight in exotic menus, spinach is a versatile green. Apart from its rich colour, spinach is widely known for being a powerhouse of nutrients. Spinach is high in niacin, zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese. It is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol.Studies have also shown that spinach contains nutrients that help in prevention of cancer, asthma, lowering of blood pressure, improving bone, skin & hair health. Now that’s what we call a powerhouse of good nutrition. Lets check some delicious ways to get your family to eat more of this ‘Magic Green’.
More & more people are being diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. A fat soluble vitamin, deficiency of vitamin D leads to risk of developing bone abnormalities & lower immunity levels. Vitamin D has several important functions like regulating calcium absorption in the system. This vitamin also plays an important role in regulating mood & fighting depression.Though our bodies produce vitamin D when directly exposed to sunlight, certain foods can also help us get vitamin D when included in our diets. Let look at some easy delicious ways of getting more of this “sunshine vitamin”.
A simmering pot of dal (lentils) in Indian kitchens is a common sight. A staple dish across Indian households, dal is a favored source of protein for vegetarians. Though every Indian kitchen has its own favorite dal preparation, there are many ways to prepare dals. Dals are made differently across homes & can range from being spicy & sweet to extremely hot depending on regional influences.Usually, a dal recipe requires the dal to be boiled to a stew like consistency & many a times vegetables are added along with Indian spices like turmeric powder, coriander powder & garlic or ginger. A tempering is added towards the end to finish the preparation & lend smokey flavors. Lets look at some delicious Indian dal preparations.
Here’s a list of 10 Indian Breakfasts that are recommended for diabetics as well as pro-diabetics, however, people living sedentary lifestyles must also include these healthy breakfasts in their daily menus to enjoy a diabetes-free life:
Being the son of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri is no easy task. Not only does the ‘Bachchan’ tag come with a lot of pressure, but it also means that a lot of expectations and comparisons are bound to happen.Time and again, Abhishek is trolled on social media for his acting skills, his movie choices and his failures. Despite all the thrashing, Jr. Bachchan has managed to wow many with his acting skills as some of the most memorable characters in some really good movies.On the actor’s birthday, we take a look at the films where he proved that acting indeed is in his Bachchan genes.
Soha Ali Khan took to Instagram sharing an adorable picture of her daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and Kareena Kapoor Khan's son Taimur Ali Khan having a gala time swinging. Take a look at the pictures...
There is a reason why she is known as the most beautiful woman on earth. And these pictures prove just that.On the beauty queen’s 46th birthday, take a look at some of her old pictures.– Images sourced from Instagram
Bollywood’s very gorgeous lady, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, born on November 1, 1973, turns 44 today. With every passing year, the actress as achieved something great. In 1994, she won the Miss World pageant. In 1997, she was seen first time on the silver screen in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film, Iruvar. She made her Bollywood debut in the same year with the film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.The blue-eyed actress is the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival. She had even spread her magic in the Hollywood film industry. In 2015, after a long break, she made her comeback with Jazbaa. Last year, she gave two spectacular performances in Sarbjit and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. This year, she will be seen in Fanney Khan.We have seen many pictures of the actress that truly defines her beauty. On her birthday, have a look at some unseen magazine covers of the actress that will surely take you back to 90s.– Business of Cinema
With stress, depression, insomnia, fatigue, turning out to be the most common issues of Indians (children, teenagers, adults alike) let’s delve on how we can nip the bud with food. As per experts, stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. Well, add some of these foods in your daily diet to literally go further with food and shoo away high-stress levels from your life.
Most of the world know Rekha as Amitabh Bachchan’s life-long lover (thanks to the rumours and their chemistry in ‘Silsila’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, Mr Natwarlal’ to name a few). But you can’t deny that she is a fierce, sexy, elusive actresses with a kind of a vulnerability that she showcases through her roles.Very few know about how the actress is in real life. In 2003, when film journalist Anupama Chopra, visited Rekha, she wrote that while tabloids had portrayed her as a reclusive woman twisted bitter by lecherous men and loneliness, in reality Rekha was none of that; she described her as chatty and curious, excited and energetic, cheerful and almost illegally optimistic.To understand the evergreen actress better, journalist/film commentator and author Yasser Usman came out with a biographic on the diva, ‘Rekha: The Untold Story’, which chronicles her life and days in Bollywood, with everything little secret revealed; from her alleged affair with Amitabh Bachchan to the suicide of her husband Mukesh Agarwal to why she wears sindoor and mangalsutra everywhere.But as the sultry actress turns older today, take a look movies that made her so popular today.– Saloni Dhruv, images from Movie Talkies and Getty