New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Dusky beauty Chitrangada Singh, known for her simple and understated style, says she loves jewellery. "I keep wearing jewellery as per the demand of my roles or for different fashion shows due to which I am fond of buying them," said Chitrangada, who was here to inaugurate a new store of Senco Gold and Diamonds. "I am happy to see that Senco Gold and Diamonds is providing option of buying jewellery not only for upper class people but also for those who find it difficult to buy jewellery due to high price range," she added. Senco Gold and Diamonds has a legacy of over 75 years in jewellery making and retailing business. More »Chitrangada Singh loves jewellery
Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) With caricature booths, handloom exhibitions and cane craft stalls, creative minds from Assam showcased their works to sensitise visitors about their region and raise their voice about their problems. This marked the start of Rongali, a three-day festival, here as singer Papon laid a musical pitch to celebrate the diversity of the state. Hailing from Assam, Angaraag Mahanta aka Papon has found a foothold in Bollywood with popular songs like "Moh moh ke dhaage", "Khamma ghani" and "Sun le re" to his credit. His band East India Company is credited with reviving interest in folk music from the North East and for melding folk tunes from the region with electronic music. More »Assam takes creative, traditional route to celebrate its culture
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is in awe of Dibakar Banerjee's craft in the latest release "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!". Sushant Singh Rajput is great. Based on Saradindu Bandyopadhyay's well known and successful fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshy, "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!" is a contemporary interpretation of Calcutta (now Kolkata) during the 1940s. More »Zoya Akhtar gaga over Dibakar's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'
At 62, Vidhu Vinod Chopra feels like a debutant who has "proved his point" that even a Bollywood filmmaker can make a Hollywood film. It was five years ago that the idea of writing, directing and producing a Hollywood film struck him. In fact, he says "Broken Horses" was a case of his "passion overruling rationality". When he was nominated in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Academy Awards for "An Encounter with Faces" -- which highlighted the plight of India's destitute children -- Chopra was tempted to "go back" to the US to make a film. More »Vidhu Vinod Chopra: An Indian 'proving his point' in Hollywood
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut says the video "My Choice" must be appreciated for the effort towards promotion of women empowerment, but she is of the view that empowerment cannot happen by becoming sexists. "Women empowerment does not mean you create complex among men. It does not mean that you become a sexist," Kangana said here on Thursday at an event where she was asked about her views on the video. "My Choice", directed by Homi Adjania, calls for a change in the mindset of men about women and asks them to stop judging women for their choices of clothes, profession and life. More »Empowerment is about evolving, not being a sexist: Kangana
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan was moved after watching the National Film Award winning film "Court". Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, "Court" is about a trial which unfolds in a lower court, where the hopes and dreams of the city's ordinary people play out. More »'Court', a poignant and touching story: Aamir Khan
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut says life has not changed much after winning a National Film Award for her performance in "Queen". "After my second National Award, it is not that something has changed in my life (literally), but yes it is a landmark in my career. People have now started believing in me," Kangana said here Thursday at an event to meet and greet her fans of a campaign done by a popular website. She is excited about the fact that at an early age of 28, she has two National Awards in her kitty. More »Amazing to get two National Awards so early on: Kangana Ranaut
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Traversing the lanes of Lahore when he first visited Pakistan in 2014 made Indian actor Imran Zahid reminiscent of old Delhi. I think India and Pakistan are young countries and theatre is something which obsesses the young." "People say we have Utopian and unrealistic ideas about Indo-Pak relations, but we have a firm conviction that through the cultural space, India and Pakistan can bridge a lot of distances and one has one's own journey as evidence to prove that," added the actor, who's back to India after performing "Daddy" for Pakistani audiences. "Daddy", a theatrical production based on Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's eponymous 1989 movie, was staged in Karachi as part of the International Theatre Festival 2015, organised by the National Academy of Performing Arts. "Our play had been labelled as the top draw for the event as it was going to be presented by Mahesh Bhatt himself and Pooja Bhatt in the audience. More »India, Pakistan can bridge distance through culture: Actor Imran Zahid
Dibakar Banerjee (Khosla Ka Ghosla, LSD) directs Sushant Singh Rajput (Kai Po Che) in and as Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! His off-beat cinematic sensibility has us super-excited. Her waist in Cinderella, was denounced as "too thin". More »Fundamentals
The dazzling Deepika Padukone revealed a part of her recently that was hidden in the shadows of her glamorous, charmed, fairy-tale life. All of us may be sharing a tad more with Bollywood hottie Deepika Padukone than we know. Because, clearly depression can hit anyone, anytime. Was Deepika just being all diva-like! "Depression most often has something building up before it, but really, anything, even a horrible day at work that ended up with the boss yelling at you can push you into depression," says Dr Shyam Bhat, Bengaluru-based psychiatrist and Padukone's physician. More »Silver linings playbook
Viswanathan Anand India's first chess grandmaster, 45, is down-to-earth, wears his sophistication easily and is a sparkling conversationalist. What life lessons have you learnt from your opponents? You can see what you're weak at or what you wish you could do better. In my case, I've learnt how people are calm, almost indifferent to certain situations. It may also be the way they approach problems or just deal with life. If they do it differently from you, that's interesting. ... More »What men think: 5 Juicy Questions for Vishwanathan Anand
The girl with that chestnut hair, Pilates body and easy charm, Jacqueline Fernandez, 29, gives Women's Health readers her spin on life and what it really takes to live life superstar size. Carousel dress, Eesha Zaveri ear stud and ring Perhaps it is the sea, just a stone's throw from the studio, or the music that plays in the background. Take this from the Sri Lankan beauty queen who has made it past the five-year mark in the industry... She walks in and turns to our stylist: "I'll wear anything you want me to." We're not used to this, so we ask again: "Anything?" "Of course," she replies. She'll soon be seen in Brothers with Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra, and later in Dhishoom, with Varun Dhawan. More »Cover story - Housefull Queen (Jacqueline Fernandez)
Maybe just one month's increment spent on eshopping is a good idea to celebrate your new-found career status and financial freedom! But quickly budget in a systematic investment plan for the excess earning. I get a bikini wax and I expect my guy to do the same. If there's rewards for grooming, there are few men so obsessed with their Pubic Galifianakis that they'd refuse to groom themselves. More »Ask Women's Health
Having a crush on someone is nothing uncommon. Some are tight lipped about their feelings, others believe in confession. Nevertheless ever wondered why someone has a crush on you, we did the work and thought it would be fun to find out what qualities in you make someone go gaga over you, according to your zodiac.AriesMany find your strong level of confidence to be one of your most attractive trait. You are not a subtle sign at all, you represent the Ram, who charges after the object it desires. ... More »What makes you so delectable, read into the signs!
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) She's aware that some popular actors have refused to work with her due to her past body of work as a porn star, but Indo-Canadian talent Sunny Leone has no regrets. Sunny, who entered Indian showbiz first via reality show "Bigg Boss 5", went on to bag a role in "Jism 2", and from then on, starred in films like "Jackpot" and "Ragini MMS 2". Now geared up for her new releases "Ek Paheli Leela" and "Kuch Kuch Locha Hai", Sunny is quite gung-ho. "I want to work with them... Salman, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, they are huge megastars. More »Bollywood's Khans on Sunny Leone's 'bucket list'
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Coming all the way from the US to regale their Indian fans, members of the hugely popular alternative rock band Switchfoot felt they had found a "family" far away from home on their maiden tour of the country, says frontman Jon Foreman, who is drawn to Indian classical music. It was amazing to be able to sing along with Indians in Mumbai... People really like rock and roll down here. More »Switchfoot found 'family halfway around the world' in India
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Luxury store Ekaani, a one-stop shop for gifting solutions from foreign brands like Versace and Roberto Cavalli, has announced the launch of its flagship store in the capital. Saurabh Garg with Minica Garg in association with Sunayana Chibba hosted the launch of Ekaani in south Delhi's Defence Colony area. Ekaani is the latest venture by the renowned Brijbasi Group. The store brings best of gifting solutions from various renowned luxury brands like Rosenthal, Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Noritake. More »Luxury store Ekaani opens first store in Delhi
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) While the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is getting stricter by the day, versatile actor Naseeruddin Shah says he fails to understand the sensibility of the censors. "I don't understand the sensibility of our censors. More »I don't understand sensibility of our censors: Naseeruddin Shah
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha does not agree with her contemporary Deepika Padukone's ideas about choice of freedom in "My Choice", a video aimed at spreading awareness about women empowerment. The video shows Deepika talking about the freedom of choice that women must have regarding multiple issues, including having the choice to indulge in sex before marriage or out of marriage or not having sex at all. "Women empowerment is not always about the kind of clothes you wear, not about who you want to have sex with or stuff like that. It's coming from a good space, but honestly I believe empowerment should be given to the women who actually need it, who are kind of far away from where we are right now. More »Having sex outside marriage is not empowerment: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) The young and versatile Alia Bhatt was missing from the virtual platform for quite sometime. Abhishek Chaubey's film that addresses prevalent drug menace in Punjab also stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan among others. Meanwhile, Alia has been finalised for Shakun Batra's upcoming modern family drama film "KAPOOR and SONS", which also stars Sidharth Malhotra, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. -*- Kapil croons for his debut film Comedian Kapil Sharma has carved a space of a multi-talented star with his acting and singing capabilities. More »'Udta Punjab' made Alia fly off social media
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Hansal Mehta's film "Citylights", which narrates a heart-wrenching tale of a couple who migrates to Mumbai to fulfill their dreams, will be screened at the upcoming edition of New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). Elated over the news, the director says screening dates are yet to be announced. "Citylights" is the story of Deepak Singh, who is forced to migrate to Mumbai from Rajasthan with his wife and child. Produced by Fox Studios and Mahesh Bhatt, "Citylights" film was also screened at the Dharamsala International Film Festival (DIFF) last year. More »'Citylights' to be screened at NYIFF
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Facebook has introduced a new product, Scrapbook, which lets parents collect photos of their babies, toddlers, or pre-teens in a centralized place which they can share with friends or loved ones. Parents can only make a Scrapbook for their children and for their partners to add photos or change privacy settings, they will need to be linked via Facebook's relationship status section. There is a popular trend on Facebook, parents tagging their significant other in any photos featuring their children, which made way of keeping those shots in a central place and making them visible for two sets of friends. More »Facebook's new 'Scrapbook' feature helps parents collect photos of children in one place
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Facebook has claimed that the dip in the number of people who see posts of news publishers' NewsFeed was a glitch in its own method of collecting data and that posts still reached the same amount of people as before. NewsWhip, a social media tracking startup, had published a blog post noting that news content on Facebook had experienced a marked decline in the number of people reached from the middle of February and into March. According to the Mashable, this had led to some concern that media publications, who have grown quickly in the past few years with help from Facebook traffic, had suddenly suffered a demotion in the site's all-important NewsFeed. The bug had caused a stir in media circles, with some quietly discussing a decline in reach from Facebook in recent weeks, but with little proof, there was not much to pin complaints on. More »Facebook says decline in number of views of newsfeed for news sites was a glitch
Jordan is a modern country with an ancient culture, a land of which visitors can walk through the valleys, hills and plains whose names have become part of human history by virtue of the simple deeds and profound messages of prophets who walked the land and crossed its rivers during their lives. More »Faith and Religion in Jordan