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
World Environment Day, which takes place on June 5th every year, is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness for the protection of environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues, from marine pollution and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.But on a personal level, if you are wondering how you can help out to make this universe a better place, without getting overwhelmed and broke, then take a look at these pointers which you can implement in your daily life to save the environment. After all, it takes is a lot of minor changes to make a really big difference.– Sources: Wikipedia and She Knows; Pictures: Pixabay
Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee known for breezy, slice-of-life films like Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1976), Khatta Meetha (1978) and Baton Baton Mein (1979) among others, passed away on Thursday (4 June) in Mumbai. He was 93 and was suffering from age-related illness.Remembering the iconic, middle-cinema maven, we look at his most memorable works.
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.
Tea drinkers rejoice, as the world celebrates its first Tea Day on May 21, 2020. The day is observed primarily with a view to increasing consumption of tea. The UN has said tea has medicinal value and has a potential of bringing health benefits to people.From masala chai to black tea, we take a look at different types of teas and their health benefits.
In the male dominated 90s, she was one mega female star who sold movies and balanced out the power in favor of the fairer sex. Without her, a run-of-the-mill Raja wouldn’t have gone to make the box-office collections it did.After Sridevi, it was Madhuri who redefined the role of the female lead in Hindi cinema. Her absence from the silver screen created a void that could be filled only by her after her return.The beauty turns a year younger today and we take a quick look through her astonishing journey in the art of cinema.
Not all love stories are perfect, some come with their set of imperfections. But as they say, the blemishes add to the beauty of the moon.Dharmendra and Hema Malini had an odd love-story; the morality of their love was often put to questions. There were eye-rolling, eye-brow raisings, and a considerable amount of oppositions.But, it survived.
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.
Human bodies are built up of complex and intricate systems. For them to be strong and in healthy conditions, it is utmost necessary that your immunity defends you of getting sick. An army of white blood cells, the immune system is a fighting force that destroys the “bad guys” that cause illness and rids the body of toxins. So is it possible to boost the fighting power of this army and help make your immune system stronger?The answer is in your kitchen itself. Your mum or grandmother most likely would swear by these six herbs to bring balance to the body, boost the immune system, and promote overall health.Try adding them to your routine, today.– Images from Pixabay
These high profile kisses by Hollywood celebrities had less to do with love and more to do with charity. But they were all for a good cause.How much would you cough up for a good charity kiss with your favourite celeb and would you pay at all for a kiss? On World Kiss Day share your thoughts and comments below.Source reference: https://people.com/