By Piya Sinha-Roy INDIO Calif. (Reuters) - A slew of rising artists and bands kicked off the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, ahead of the much anticipated reunion of hip-hop duo Outkast headlining the first night of the three-day festival. Grammy-winning Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, last worked together on 2006 album "Idlewild." But ahead of their headlining set late on Friday, music lovers watched artists such as Ellie Goulding, Grouplove, ZZ Ward and Aloe Blacc perform in the open field of the festival, against the backdrop of the Southern California desert. Coachella is the first major festival of the summer live music scene, and is often an important stop for an artist on the rise, as the festival has helped launch artists into the U.S. mainstream industry. Recent success stories include Florence + The Machine, and electronic music DJs Skrillex and Calvin Harris, the latter two both returning this year. More »Rising artists kick off Coachella ahead of headliners Outkast
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Indian origin British actress Parminder Nagra, fondly remembered as a football player infatuated with the sport in "Bend It Like Beckham", is now seen shooting guns in her TV show "The Blacklist". In the crime drama, Parminder plays Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Meera Malik and she says she enjoys doing the action sequences. I had always wanted to do action," Parminder, the Punjabi girl born and brought up in Britain's Leicester, told IANS in an e-mail interaction. "My character also comes across as somebody who clearly has a lot of knowledge, who's clearly been through a lot, like she's at the top of her game," she added. More »From football to guns, Parminder Nagra likes to play strong roles
Financial matters will take precedence this week, predict the astrologers at GaneshaSpeaks.com. A tip: Do not try to push things too much. Let them go at their own pace. Some signs will get rewarded for their labours. More »Weekly Forecast: 13th April to 19th April, 2014
Mathura, April 14 (IANS) BJP candidate Hema Malini, who was dubbed the 'dream girl' of Bollywood in the sixties and who was initially reluctant to step out of the airconditioned comforts of her sedan during campaigning for the Mathura Lok Sabha seat, now pumps water from a handpump and clutches a sickle as she fends of a tough fight from RLD's Jayant Choudhary in the mounting heat of summer in what is known in folklore as "Lord Krishna's abode". Despite being a yesteryear's diva, Hema Malini has not lost her appeal. Its the daily yoga and dance that keeps her so fit," exclaimed Vishakha Tripathi, an IT student. Mathura goes to polls on April 24. More »Hema Malini copes with dust, din to charm Mathura
Going to a therapist does not mean you are mentally ill. Rachel Hercman, a psychotherapist, busts 5 common misconceptions people often associate with undergoing therapy. Continue reading → More »5 myths about consulting a shrink or therapist busted!
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Sidharth Malhotra, who shifted base from the capital to the country's entertainment capital Mumbai, says while Mumbai has made him what he is today, he's still a Delhi boy at heart. "I was lucky to come in (to Mumbai) at a time when they (people) were looking for new talent. I have evolved and changed over the period and Mumbai has a lot to do with that," the 29-year-old said here at the unveiling of the cover of Men's Health magazine featuring him. "Mumbai has added so much to my personality, the exposure that you get and people you meet, the professionalism here, which we should have in Delhi. More »I'm still a Delhi boy at heart: Sidharth Malhotra
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor-politician Hema Malini, the BJP candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, says her family members are very much by her side on her campaign trail and that her husband and actor Dharmendra will join her in Mathura soon. She is upset by recent reports that her family has not accompanied her on her campaign trail, whereas her elder daughter Esha Deol was spotted campaigning for her recently. Hema Malini is amused as well as angry over media reports about her family's absence during these times. Every person in my family from my husband to my daughters and their husbands have offered to come to Mathura to support me. More »Dharamji will join me in Mathura next week: Hema Malini
While we all love a good beach vacation or stroll in the park now that summer's here, too much sunshine can cost you dearly - leading to darkening, chapping, blistering or discolouration of the skin. Here are some tried and tested home remedies to cool off your stinging skin and to treat sunburn naturally. More »7 Best Home Remedies to Soothe Sunburn
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for the promos of the eight season of popular quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC). "Kaun Banega Crorepati" is the Indian adaptation of the internationally popular format of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire". The 71-year-old has hosted six seasons of the show, except for the third edition, which was hosted by superstar Shah Rukh Khan. "The early morning shoot for the promos of the fresh season of 'KBC' were accomplished," he posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com Sunday. More »Big B starts promo shoot of 'KBC 8'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Two-film old Alia Bhatt, who worked with actress-director Revathi in their forthcoming film "2 States", says they share a strong bond akin to that of a mother and daughter. "Towards the end of the film, I developed mother-daughter relationship with her (Revathi). She is a fantastic actor," Alia told IANS. Revathi plays Alia's mother in "2 States", adapted from Chetan Bagat's novel by the same name. More »Developed mother-daughter relationship with Revathi: Alia Bhatt
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal, who made an unconventional film debut with "Aamir" in 2008, says he wants to do a path-breaking cinema. "The films that I want to do should be a path-breaking cinema. The industry is so huge but the kind of films are being made..." said Rajeev. I don't want to do films with the budget of Rs.50 or Rs.100 crore. More »Want to do path-breaking film: Rajeev Khandelwal
Summer is here and that means it's time to gear up for those superb sales and marathon shopping sprees. But wait a minute. Where are you going to get the money for all that? Well, instead of sitting pretty or floating away to the Bahamas, take up a cool summer job that pays! Here are eight fun jobs to try this summer. More »8 Super Fun Summer Jobs
Hundreds of diners at an Italian restaurant in suburban New York may have been exposed to hepatitis A in the last few weeks after a food handler there was found to have the liver disease, the county health department said. People who ate at or who were working at La Fontana restaurant in the village of Nyack, about 20 miles (30 km) north of Manhattan, between March 19 and April 1 may have been exposed to the virus, the Rockland County health department said. The department is urging diners and employees who were at the restaurant between March 29 and April 1 who have not previously been vaccinated to obtain a free hepatitis A vaccination. The vaccination is only effective if taken within 14 days of exposure and so will be of no use to people who were at La Fontana earlier in March, the department said. More »Diners in hepatitis A scare at suburban New York restaurant
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The multi-talented Gulzar is "happy" and "thankful" on being named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which he says is a mark that "you are on the right path". The ministry of information and broadcasting announced that the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013 will be bestowed on Gulzar, who started his career in 1956. Lyricist, director, screen writer, producer and poet, Gulzar is the 45th winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award which is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. This year, a seven-member jury of artists unanimously recommended Gulzar for it. More »An award says 'you're on right path': Gulzar
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Pakistan's legendary folk singer Attaullah Khan Niazi Esakhelvi, who is here for his first public performance in India, hopes that he leaves behind good memories and carries some with him back home. I will try to leave behind good memories and take back home a few good memories," Niazi told IANS in an interview. He will treat the audience to Sufi songs and then sing "what the audience requests for," said Niazi, who would like to sing live in India again and again if given a chance. Being an artist from across the border, he says there are difficulties in working in India, but luckily, things worked out in his favour this time. More »Hoping to leave, carry back good memories: Ataullah Khan
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) "Holiday" is the fourth film in which Sonakshi Sinha has been cast with Akshay Kumar. She says there's no doubt that they share a good working rapport, but the fact that they are both punctual also keeps the producers happy. The duo has earlier featured in films like "Rowdy Rathore", "Joker" and "Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara". "'Holiday' is my fourth film with Akshay. More »Sonakshi, Akshay: B-Town's punctual on-screen couple
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A US security company Lookout has released a free app called Heartbleed Detector, which scans users' devices against the bug and reports the results. More »How to check your Android device's vulnerability to Heartbleed bug
Johannesburg, April 12 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that more than half of cheaters use social platforms to contact their lovers. According to Victoria Milan, that the study found that about 51 per cent used WhatsApp, Facebook, or Twitter to contact their lovers, News24.com reported. Victoria Milan, which is a discreet social network that facilitates affairs, it conducted the poll among a pool of 12,500 people in the US and Europe. More »'Almost half of cheaters use social networks to contact lovers'
You may have the moolah to afford an expensive holiday to the Mediterranean, but you wonder why you should sink your savings in one lavish trip when you can easily use them to fund more than one vacation. Here are some tips before you plan a backpacking trip all by yourself! More »10 Reminders for a Backpacking Trip
The fat in these areas can be extremely stubborn, but a few well-chosed exercises can help work them off. More »Exercises to get rid of love handles, muffin tops & flabby arms