• B-Town joins hands for rural empowerment

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 3:42 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan have supported Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala's Swades Foundation, which held a fundraising gala here for rural empowerment. We met and interacted with so many people from the community, and heard so many wonderful stories of empowerment," Big B said in a statement. He even recited verses from his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan's works. Filmmaker Karan Johar hosted the fundraiser and promised to support the cause. More »B-Town joins hands for rural empowerment

  • Mika sings title track of 'Mission Sapne' for free

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 3:40 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh, who will be seen as a tea vendor in the new show "Mission Sapne", has also crooned its title track without charging anything for it. Mika will play a tea vendor and support a common man's dreams. The lyrics of the song are penned by Seema Saini and the music has been composed by Raju Singh. "The temperament of the song is very unlike Mika's style of singing. More »Mika sings title track of 'Mission Sapne' for free

  • Sue Townsend, British author of "Adrian Mole" books, dies

    Reuters - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 3:23 PM IST

    British author Sue Townsend, who found international fame chronicling the travails through life of self-obsessed "Adrian Mole", has died aged 68, her publishers said on Friday. Townsend, who had to dictate novels in her later years after losing her sight because of diabetes, passed away peacefully at her home in Leicester, central England, after suffering a stroke, Penguin Books said in a statement. She found success after penning the "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13-3/4" in 1982, detailing a boy's comedic exploits as he dealt with adolescence against the backdrop of Margaret Thatcher's time as prime minister. "Sue Townsend will be remembered as one in a handful of this country's great comic writers," said Tom Weldon, chief executive of Penguin Random House. More »Sue Townsend, British author of "Adrian Mole" books, dies

  • 'Divergent' - high-concept film which connects

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 2:30 PM IST

    Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoa Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn and Kate Winslet; Rating: ***1/2 From the director of evocative films like "Limitless" and "The Illusionist", "Divergent" is a high-concept film that's brilliantly executed and entertaining. More »'Divergent' - high-concept film which connects

  • Foods that boost male fertility

    MensXP.com - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 2:23 PM IST

    Foods like pumpkin seeds, pomegranate juice, oysters, asparagus, fruits and vegetables help increase fertility in men. Read on More »Foods that boost male fertility

  • Good looks can make you hero, not actor: Nawazuddin

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 2:00 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui believes he looks "dull", but has still managed to carve a niche in the Hindi film industry. He says good looks may guarantee a hero's spot, but not acting skills. "People say 'Oh, he is so good looking, go to Mumbai and you will become a hero'. Of course, he can become a hero! But it is very tough to become an actor," the 39-year-old said here Wednesday at a film club function at the University of Mumbai. More »Good looks can make you hero, not actor: Nawazuddin

  • Bernstein in letters - gifted, gay and loved by his wife

    Reuters - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 1:56 PM IST

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - It may be one of the saddest but most loving letters written by a woman to a man - Chilean actress Felicia Montealegre telling her future husband, conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, she knows he is homosexual but wants to marry him anyway. The letter, in which Montealegre says "you are a homosexual and you may never change", is among hundreds in a recent volume "The Letters of Leonard Bernstein" edited by English music scholar Nigel Simeone, who previously wrote a book about Bernstein's famed Broadway musical "West Side Story". For the volume of letters, 650 of them in a book of almost that many pages, Simeone said he had sifted through some 10,000 in the U.S. Library of Congress written by the prolific Bernstein, with missives dating from his youth until his death in October 1990, and from his correspondents. "I ended up with what I thought had something to say about him, about his music or his career or his family that were of interest." The resulting volume contains letters to and from many of the big names in music of the past century, including the composer Aaron Copland, who was an early influence, conductor Serge Koussevitsky, who helped give him a start as a conductor, and the composer David Diamond, who was a close friend. More »Bernstein in letters - gifted, gay and loved by his wife

  • Rajkumar Santoshi recounts 'Andaz Apna Apna' journey

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 1:56 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Aila! It's been 20 years since Rajkumar Santoshi's "Andaz Apna Apna" (AAA) hit the screens, and the director says the movie's reach, appeal and impact have been way beyond expected. Wow! It's reach, appeal and impact have been beyond anything I ever expected," Santoshi said. The film, starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon and Shakti Kapoor, didn't fare well when it released. "I still remember when the producer, Vinay Sinha, had come to me with the idea of doing a film with Aamir Khan. More »Rajkumar Santoshi recounts 'Andaz Apna Apna' journey

  • KISS, Nirvana, Hall and Oates inducted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Reuters - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 1:10 PM IST

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Flamboyant rockers KISS, singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, grunge band Nirvana and chart-toppers Hall and Oates entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday but the original KISS quartet did not perform. Also inducted were country rock star Linda Ronstadt, who suffers from Parkinson's disease and did not attend, and Cat Stevens, the British musician known as Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam and shunning the stage for decades. More »KISS, Nirvana, Hall and Oates inducted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Summer skin care: Southern actors tell how

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 12:16 PM IST

    Chennai, April 11 (IANS) From homemade formulas, Ayurvedic solutions to dietary rules - male actors from the country's southern film industry follow myriad ways to ensure their skin is well-cared for during summer. Vanity is as important to men as it is to women, and so IANS turned to popular south Indian actors to share tips on how to protect your skin. More »Summer skin care: Southern actors tell how

  • Your skin personality

    Dove Fab & Fearless: Lastest Articles - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 11:23 AM IST

    The way you describe your skin can say a lot about who you think you are. More »Your skin personality

  • 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Appearance

    Dove Fab & Fearless: Lastest Articles - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 11:21 AM IST

    An article on simple ways to improve appearance and be more attractive to society. Tips include grooming, health, habits and more. More »10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Appearance

  • Expert Tips for a Clean Body

    Dove Fab & Fearless: Lastest Articles - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 11:20 AM IST

    To stay protected, it is important to keep our body clean from outside and as well as from inside. Here, are some of the expert tips for a clean body. More »Expert Tips for a Clean Body

  • 7 Qualities of Charismatic People

    Dove Fab & Fearless: Lastest Articles - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 11:18 AM IST

    Qualities that help you become charismatic. More »7 Qualities of Charismatic People

  • Top 10 ways to boost your confidence

    Dove Fab & Fearless: Lastest Articles - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 11:11 AM IST

    Confidence is affected by many factors — including our own feelings of self-worth or perceived degree of success. If you’re lacking in these areas then you should check out the following top ways to boost your confidence which will have you feeling able to tackle any given situation. More »Top 10 ways to boost your confidence

  • New Age Indian Wedding Vows to Make Your Marriage Stronger

    Bollywoodshaadis.com - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 11:07 AM IST

    At the core of every wedding are the vows, or the saat vachan, that every couple has to take as they tie the knot of togetherness. These vows are culturally very significant, but with changing times, there seems some need to revamp the traditional promises, and add something new to them. Well if you wish, there is certainly room for those pledges to turn into personal statements of your love and commitment. ... More »New Age Indian Wedding Vows to Make Your Marriage Stronger

  • 5 surprising secrets for a flatter stomach

    Dove Fab & Fearless: Lastest Articles - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 11:00 AM IST

    WARNING: after reading these flat stomach tips you may experience strong, uncontrollable urges that will cause you to flash your flat belly in public. Proceed with caution: More »5 surprising secrets for a flatter stomach

  • How to Deal with Job Rejection

    iDiva.com - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 9:00 AM IST

    Rejection in any form is hard to deal with. It's something we all have to face at some point in life. Rejection can come from boyfriends, employers and even friends. But it helps us handle people, ourselves and situations better. So, if you've just been turned down for a post you thought you were perfect for, here are a few ways in which you can deal with job rejection. More »How to Deal with Job Rejection

  • 7 healthy habits to adopt

    Prevention - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 3:13 AM IST

    We tell you of ways to eat to stay fit and healthy. More »7 healthy habits to adopt

  • 'Railway Man' revisits war prisoner's horror and forgiveness

    Reuters - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 2:13 AM IST

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shortly before wrapping up filming for "The Railway Man," a World War Two drama about a former British Army officer and victim of torture, actor Colin Firth dreamt he was drawing a map of a railway but was bluffing and didn't know how to do it. Firth, 53, plays Eric Lomax, a man with a passion for trains and railway timetables who meets his wife on a train decades after he had been tortured as a prisoner of war during the building of the Thailand-Burma Railway, or what became known as the "Death Railway." The railway, built by the Empire of Japan in 1943 to support its attack on the British colony of Burma, used forced labor, including Asian civilians and Allied prisoners of war, many thousands of whom died of beatings, disease, starvation and exhaustion. More »'Railway Man' revisits war prisoner's horror and forgiveness

  • Mary Higgins Clark novel debuts on top U.S. best-sellers list

    Reuters - Fri 11 Apr, 2014 12:34 AM IST

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Author Mary Higgins Clark's novel "I've Got You Under My Skin," pushed James Patterson off of the top of the U.S. best-sellers list on Thursday into third place. Data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide is used to compile the list. Hardcover Fiction Last Week 1. "I've Got You Under My Skin" by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster, $26.99) - 2. "The King" by J.R. Ward (NAL, $27.95) - 3. "NYPD Red 2" by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown, $28.00) 1 4. "Missing You" by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95) 2 5. ... More »Mary Higgins Clark novel debuts on top U.S. best-sellers list

  • Nobody will marry me after watching 'Revolver Rani': Kangna

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 11:56 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actress Kangna Ranaut, who will be seen in a bold performance in "Revolver Rani", says nobody will marry her after watching this film. More »Nobody will marry me after watching 'Revolver Rani': Kangna

  • Nirvana, KISS among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

    Reuters - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 11:03 PM IST

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grunge band Nirvana, flamboyant rockers KISS, country-rock singer Linda Ronstadt and chart-toppers Hall and Oates were among artists being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, at a ceremony marked by expectations that many inductees will either not perform or show up at all. Ronstadt, who revealed last year that she is battling Parkinson's disease, will not attend, while neither KISS nor the surviving members of Nirvana -- founder Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994 aged 27 -- is expected to perform. More »Nirvana, KISS among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

  • Hollywood heavyweights put climate change manifesto on TV

    Reuters - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 6:29 PM IST

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary. "Years of Living Dangerously," a nine-part documentary beginning Sunday on CBS Corp's premium cable network Showtime, chronicles the human impact on the global climate and the consequences for humans of climate change. From the disappearing forests of Indonesia to the increasing frequency of California's wildfires and the crippling Texas drought, the documentary wants to put the focus back on an issue that has lost visibility since the days of the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." "This is such a critical time," said James Cameron, best known as director of blockbuster films "Titanic" and "Avatar" and an executive producer on "Years of Living Dangerously." "The devastation to the planet that we'll be experiencing in the next century is really, I think, pretty unfathomable for most people, and I think that what the series can do is to bring it home and make it real, make it real in people terms." To do that, Cameron appealed to well-known Hollywood actors to act as correspondents, including Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Jessica Alba, Michael C. Hall and Arnold Schwarzenegger, also an executive producer on the documentary. More »Hollywood heavyweights put climate change manifesto on TV

  • Hema Malini campaigns in Mathura

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 4:28 PM IST

    Mathura, April 10 (IANS) Huge crowds Thursday lined up along the roads in this Uttar Pradesh town as Bollywood actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, who is the BJP candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, asked people to vote for her. More »Hema Malini campaigns in Mathura

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