Monday, 27 February 2017

Simple ways to keep skin safe from Holi colours

Holi colours can sometime cause irritation, itching, rashes and serious bruises to the skin. Before going out to play #Holi, apply a good amount of oil on your body and wear dark full sleeves cotton clothes which will cover your whole body and can protect you from direct harm of colours, says an expert.

Tamanna Singh, Cosmetologist, Master Franchise -- F Salon of Fashion TV has shared skincare tips for Holi.

Keep yourself hydrated: Drink lots and lots of water before playing Holi. It keeps you hydrated and also you can feel energetic and refreshed. Dehydration causes your skin to dry and combined with harsh chemicals of the colour. 

Oiling: Before rushing out for the colourful affair, apply mustard, coconut or castor oil on your face and body. The grease and slipperiness of the oil will not let the colour settle deep into your skin. Apply oil in your hair too, so that the harshness of the colours doesn't damage your hair. 

Clothing: Wear dark full sleeves cotton clothes which will cover your whole body and can protect you from direct harm of colours, unless organic. Synthetic would seem to be sticky on your skin when you will get wet and denims would be heavy once you have bucket full of water splashed on you. The rule you have to follow during playing holi that the more you cover your body, the higher are the chances of saving your skin from colour harm directly.

Casey Affleck named Best Actor at Oscars 2017

Actor #Casey_Affleck won an Oscar in the Best Actor category for his role as a grieving brother in film #ManchesterbytheSea at the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

He was announced as the winner of the golden statuette at the ceremony -- being held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday night.

Casey appeared to be surprised when his name was announced and as his brother and actor Ben Affleck excitedly lunged towards him to kiss him. 

Other nominees were: Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) and Denzel Washington (Fences).

The first word as Casey walked upto the stage to accept the award was "Dammit".

"It means so much to me. Thank you everyone", he said.

Damien Chazelle named youngest Best Director Oscar winner

#Damien_Chazelle, 32, has become the youngest winner of the Best Director honour at the Academy Awards. He bagged the trophy for helming the hit musical #LaLaLand at the 89th edition of the awards here.

Chazelle, who was also nominated this year for Best Original Screenplay for the film but lost to "Manchester by the Sea", thanked his fellow nominees like Denis Villeneuve, Barry Jenkins and Mel Gibson.

After thanking his family and crew, he mentioned his love Olivia in his acceptance speech saying: "I feel lucky enough to fall in love while making it (the film)."

The film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is about an aspiring actress Mia and jazz pianist Sebastian who struggle to realise their dreams in Los Angeles.

Om Puri honoured at Oscars 2017

Indian actor #Om_Puri, whose repertoire as an actor reflected a rare realism and was popular for films like "East Is East", "Gandhi", "City of Joy" and "Wolf", was honoured at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony here in the #In_Memoriam montage.

Om Puri, who died after a heart attack in Mumbai, India in January earlier this year, got a musical tribute by Grammy and Tony-nominated singer and songwriter Sara Bareilles.

Bareilles delivered a special performance of the Joni Mitchell song "Both sides now". A visibly emotional actress Jennifer Aniston introduced the memoriam segment.

Om Puri was remembered at the awards ceremony, which was held at the Dolby Theatre here on Sunday.

He was included in the annual montage along with Carrie Fisher, Prince, Gene Wilder, Michael Cimino, Patty Duke, Garry Marshall, Anton Yelchin, Mary Tyler Moore, Curtis Hanson and John Hurt.

Jimmy Kimmel gives an Oscar surprise to Hollywood tourists

It was a moment of surprise and awe when #Jimmy_Kimmel escorted a group of wide-eyed tourists with selfie sticks into the Dolby Theatre in the middle of the 89th Academy Awards ceremony here.

Kimmel asked for the lights to be turned off and requested audience to stay silent, as he said: "They (tourists) think they're about to walk into an exhibit."

"Welcome to the Dolby Theatre, the home of the Academy Awards, which are in fact happening right now," Kimmel told the tourists as he escorted them on Sunday night.

He then went ahead and introduced several stars including Nicole Kidman, Octavia Spencer and Ryan Gosling to the tourists, whom he got from a Hollywood tour bus. 

The highlight of the surprise came when actor Denzel Washington got up and pronounced a tourist couple husband and wife. 

Sunny Pawar roars like 'The Lion King' at Oscars

Eight-year-old Indian actor #Sunny_Pawar and #Jimmy_Kimmel, the host of the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, re-enacted the scene from the popular animated film #TheLionKing here.

Kimmel went up to the "Lion" actor, who has built a strong fan base for playing the child version of Saroo Brierley in the Dev Patel-starrer, and asked if he had watched the 1994 film "The Lion King".

Sunny said: "Yes".

After agreeing to reenact the scene which featured baby Simba and his father Mufasa, Kimmel and Sunny recreated it in front of Hollywood stars like Nicole Kidman, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington and Emma Stone here on Sunday.

Kimmel lifted Sunny, dressed in a tuxedo, up in the air.

'Zootopia' wins Oscar for Best Animated Film

Disney's #Zootopia -- which tells a story of a female rabbit who defies her haters to become a police officer, was named the Best Animated Feature film at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony here.

The ceremony -- hosted by American writer-comedian-voice actor Jimmy Kimmel-- is being held at the Dolby Theatre here on Sunday night.

Co-directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, the film throws light on several social inequities like gender, racial and class bias. The award was picked by Howard, Moore and producer Clark Spencer.

While accepting the trophy, Howard looked back at the inception of the idea and said that "six years ago they took it up" with a hope to make "world a slightly better place".

Viola Davis gets emotional bagging her 1st Oscar

Third time was certainly a charm for actress #Viola_Davis, who won her first Oscar after being nominated thrice.

Davis won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Academy Award for portraying Rose Maxson, a devoted wife and mother who tries to champion her son's ambitions against her husband's sometimes savage derision in the film "Fences", directed by Denzel Washington.

Clutching the golden trophy to her chest, she got all teary eyed as she thanked the film's team and her family for the honour that was given to her on Sunday here at a glittering event, attended by the Who's Who of Hollywood.

While accepting the award, she said: "Thank you to the Academy. You know, there's one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place and that's the graveyard."

I'm asexual right now: Jodie Marsh

Bodybuilder and model #Jodie_Marsh says she is asexual and doesn't want to have sex with anybody.

During a National Student Pride event at the University of Westminster on Saturday, the 38 year-old, known for a string of ill-fated relationships, claimed that she is asexual, reports 

She was speaking on the Being Me Campaign's Intersectionality Panel, where she opened up about her private life explaining that even though she fancies both men and women, right now she is completely disinterested in sex.

She said: "I don't know if next year I'll be with a man, a woman, or with a toy in my bedroom. I'm nearly 40, I don't know who I am. I can't claim to have gone through what the other people on this panel have gone through, I've not come out, I don't know who I am.

"Honest truth? I am asexual right now. I don't want sex with anybody. I'm not interested in sex with anybody."

Talking more about how unnecessary labels are, Marsh said: "I know I‘m attracted to women just as much as men. I look at women, does that make me bisexual? I don't like labels. I don't need to say I'm gay or bisexual, it doesn't matter to me. If I fancy a woman, I want to look at pictures of her, I don't need to tell everyone. It's not like I'm ashamed of it."

Dev Patel loses out Oscar to Mahershala Ali

Indian-origin British actor #Dev_Patel failed to win an Oscar as American actor #Mahershala_Ali walked away with Best Supporting Actor trophy for "Moonlight".

Dev was is in contention for Best Actor in a Supporting Role trophy for "Lion". Other contenders included Jeff Bridges for "Hell or High Water", Lucas Hedges for "Manchester by the Sea" and Michael Shannon for "Nocturnal Animals".

Dev, who attended the ceremony with his mother, was seen cheering for Ali when he was announced as the winner.

Ali was presented his first Oscar by actress Alicia Vikander at the 89th Annual Academy Awards -- being held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday night.

Nokia 3310 comes back to life at MWC

The much-awaited #Nokia_3310 has been relaunched at Mobile World Congress #MWC in Barcelona, featuring a colour screen at $52.

According to a report in Independent on Sunday, the new Nokia 3310's 1,200mAh battery is good for a staggering 22 hours of talk time and has up to a month's standby time.

According to HMD Global , which owns the rights to the Nokia brand, the device also comes with the modern version of the classic game Snake pre-installed.

"That's ten times better than the original, which typically lasted for a little more than two hours of talk-time. In stand-by mode, the battery will keep running for up to 31 days between charges, which is three times as good as what the original handset offered," the company was quoted as saying.

Vitamin in milk could prevent pain caused by chemotherapy

A vitamin found in #milk may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain caused by #chemotherapy_drugs, says a study.

For the study, the researchers tested the effect of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, in female rats that were treated with paclitaxel, a chemotherapy commonly used to treat breast and ovarian cancer.

Although chemotherapies have improved cancer survival rates, many of these drugs also cause debilitating side effects that decrease the quality of life of patients and survivors.

In particular, many anti-cancer drugs cause chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) -- nerve damage and pain.

Watching birds can improve your mental health

If you are living in a neighbourhood surrounded by trees and shrubs, with #birds chirping all the time, there are less chances for you to suffer from anxiety or stress, a new study has revealed.

According to researchers at the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queensland, lower levels of depression, anxiety and stress were associated with the number of birds people could see in the afternoon.

The study published in the journal BioScience found benefits for mental health of being able to see birds, shrubs and trees around the home, whether people lived in urban or more leafy suburban neighbourhoods.

Easy ways to create a garden at home

Not everyone is able to make up with a green lawn or space to bloom in their gardening tactics. One can use fish pots, glass lamps, balls and bowls to create their own #hanging_gardens or reuse old furniture as #garden desks, suggests an expert.

Harpreet Ahluwalia, founder and principle designer at Earthly Creations, has shared simple hacks to bloom a container garden. 

*Hanging garden: Use fish pots, glass lamps, balls and bowls to create their own hanging gardens. This does not require much effort can be put up any where you want to. You just need to plant your favourites and hang them in your balcony, arches, patios and entrances. One can also go for seashells that can be hung, decorated to give decor a complete new definition.

* Old furniture turned garden desk: one who is having thought of replacing their furniture must give old one a new green look. You can go and place plants in the chest of drawers as well as on top. You can place it both inside and outside your room. Decorating it with nostalgic articles and making your space look more lively and green.

Justin Timberlake gets Hollywood stars dancing at Oscars

Singer-actor #Justin_Timberlake opened the star-studded 89th Academy Awards ceremony here with his Oscar-nominated song "Can't stop this feeling" that got everyone on their feet.

Dressed in a black and white tuxedo, he entered the stage area of Dolby Theatre here on Sunday with a bang. He got the Who's Who of the industry dancing to his song, which is nominated in the Best Music (Original Song) at this year's Oscars.

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Timberlake, whose wife and actress Jessica Biel, glittering in gold, was spotted enjoying his performance from the animated film "Trolls".

During his performance, he asked: "Hollywood, you look lovely tonight. But do you feel lovely tonight?"