21 Oct 2016

Richa Ranawat’s 'StyleInn' unveils an amazing Indo Western Fusion collection “WeDesi”

Celebrity fashion designer #Richa_Ranawat recently unveiled an amazing new Indo Western collection that has been named as “WeDesi” by her fashion line #StyleInn based in Mumbai.

These designs bring the best of two worlds together with sophisticated cuts from the west that are embellished with unique zardosi work from the east.

A brand from the exotic orient and with designs to suit the contemporary taste of a modern culture, “StyleInn” is a delightful mixture of stunning Indo western blend of trousseau and evening couture.

Richa not only cares but believes in women. There is a deep sense of pride in her own femininity and in giving other women a way of expressing that through fashion. She is honored to have the ability to make a woman feel bold and beautiful, comfortable and confident with herself.

Munir Khan’s Body Revival abstract selected for prestigious World Ayurveda Congress

Seventh edition of the prestigious #World_Ayurveda Congress is scheduled to be held in Kolkata from 1st to 4th December this year. 

And Munir Khan, one of the most accomplished experts from the field, is also set to grace the event after his popular medicine Body Revival’s abstract was shortlisted for the event. 

His abstract was among the few selected out of a total 1724 abstracts received over a period of 10 weeks. His Body Revival's abstract successfully passed through the parameters of scientific perspective, study design, content, presentation and novelty of the idea and received a good rating on the committee's five-point scale.

Music is saving my life: Tom Jones

Singer #Tom_Jones, who lost his wife Linda to cancer earlier this year, says music is saving his life post her death.

Jones has returned as a judge on the singing reality show "The Voice" as he feels the busier he is, the better he feels, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"I've got back on the stage. That first step was a big one. Now I realise music is saving my life," Jones told The Sun newspaper.

"When my wife passed away I didn't know if I would be able to sing again. It was devastating. The busier I am, the better I feel," he added.

Whole grain may reduce risk of heart disease

#Whole_grain diet may help to significantly lower the risk of #heart_disease in overweight and obese adults who are under the age of 50, finds a new study.

The findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition suggested that whole grains can be a key regulator of blood pressure and could provide an effective nutritional strategy to reduce cardiovascular-related deaths and disorders.

"Heart disease and strokes are a leading cause of death. This research shows that eating whole grains reduces the risk of heart disease," Director of Metabolic Translational Research Center John Kirwan said.

Busy Sidharth taking some time off to New Zealand

#Sidharth_Malhotra, who is currently busy shooting for his next film with #Jacqueline_Fernandez, is set to fly to New Zealand for a quick gateway. The actor says that this will be his time-off from the busy schedule.

Amidst the gruelling shoot schedule, the actor has decided to escape to the welcoming land of New Zealand and he can't wait for the trip to start as this will be his second time to the country and he plans to double the indulgence that he had during his first trip in 2005

"Taking some time off from my hectic schedule helps me focus my energies. Travelling new places and exploring new cultures is enriching for an actor.

'Life Flows On': A film dedicated to dementia, elderly care

"Life Flows On", a film dedicated to Global Dementia Challenge and Elderly Care, will release in select cities on Friday.

The film, 80 per cent of which has been shot in Uttarakhand, deals with lives of three dementia patients. It is being released in association with Carnival Cinemas. It has an Anglo-Indian cultural connection and how an Indian family system indicate towards some positive response, in dealing with the problem. 

"Life Flows On" had its world premiere on World Elderly Day on October 1 at the seventh Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai. 

The film stars Indian actor Tom Alter, Satyabrat Rout, Ganjendra Verma and British actor Allegra Dunn, Norwegian actor Astri Ghosh and French actor Michael Dieter. It is directed by Vishaal Nityanand.

Talking about the movie, Nityanand said: "I got involved with the issue three years back when I came across some real stories from different parts of India, of senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer's, shunned by their families.

20 Oct 2016

Aamir Khan travels to Bhutan to advocate against malnutrition

Actor #Aamir_Khan, who is a Unicef Regional Goodwill Ambassador, took time out from his schedule to meet children affected by malnutrition here and to witness how the organisation is working to address stunting across the country.

"While Bhutan has made amazing progress in areas of health and nutrition, there's still work to be done and every child is yet to be reached," Aamir said in a statement. 

Stunting, caused by chronic malnutrition, is endemic in South Asia with an estimated 38 per cent - 64 million - of children under five years of age affected by stunted growth, inhibiting children's cognitive and physical development and damaging growth in the region. In Bhutan, despite recent progress, one in five children remains stunted, according to Unicef.

Mukesh Bhatt meets Rajnath Singh for safe release of 'Ae Dil...'

#Mukesh_Bhatt, President of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India, on Thursday here met Union Home Minister #Rajnath_Singh, who assured them of a "great Diwali" with a safe and secure release of Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" on October 28 -- two days before the festival of lights.

Bhatt, along with singer-politician Babul Supriyo, met Singh to appeal for security amid vandalism threats from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), which is against the movie's release as it features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

"We are entertainers. We are interested in working with artistes, and not whether they belong to Pakistan, China or Africa," Bhatt told the media after meeting Singh.

Roshan Abbas to return to direction in 2017

TV anchor-writer-director #Roshan_Abbas took a break from film direction post the debacle of his debut film "Always Kabhi Kabhi". However, he promises to return to direction in 2017 with a story based on relationships.

Roshan told: "I have been working on this nice love story which is about relationships. It's about marriage and that's something which is looking very promising. I think our audiences are also ready for it and believe me, I will surprise you all by 2017. I will be back next year 101 per cent."

He says he keeps analyzing what went wrong with his first film "Always Kabhi Kabhi".

"I am a real kind of a person. I thought I made my first film and it didn't work, so what went wrong. Somewhere, I felt that I was trying to speak to the really younger generation with a bolder outlook. If I want a second opportunity to put a film out there, I want to be extremely sure of it," Abbas said.

"I actually wrote a script called 'NH8' and as I was about to start shooting it, 'NH10' was around. I was like how can this happen. There are ideas that exist and they are out there in the open," he added.

Richa Ranawat unveils WeDesi collection

Fashion Designer #Richa_Ranawat has unveiled a new Indo-Western line titled #WeDesi under her label StyleInn, based here.

The designs bring the best of two worlds together with sophisticated cuts from the West that are embellished with unique Zardozi work from the East.

StyleInn is an Indo-western blend of trousseau and evening couture.

Ranawat participated in a fashion show and exhibition titled Lakme Sri Lanka Fashion Week by Divalicious at Taj Samudra Colombo on October 8.

I love shooting in New York: Priyanka Chopra

Indian actress #Priyanka_Chopra says she loves to shoot in New York, adding the energy of the city is amazing.

The actress is busy shooting for the second season of American TV show "Quantico" here. She also thanked city Mayor Bill de Blasio for helping the team of the show shoot in the US city. 

"First and foremost, I want to thank the mayor and his office for helping bring this show to New York, we know about your contribution and are really grateful," Priyanka said in a statement. 

The "Bajirao Mastani" actress added: "Second of all, it's New York city, it's the center of the universe and for me, you know what is best about it is that I can fly back to India on a direct flight. So I love shooting in this city, the energy is amazing, I have a beautiful house on the east side, Thank you Mayor."

Now a film on India's surgical strikes

#Dera_Sacha_Sauda chief #Gurmeet_Ram_Rahim_Singh is set to make a film on #surgical_strikes that India conducted on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). It will be titled "MSG - The Lionheart - Hind ka NaPak Ko Jawab".

"I am going to start 'MSG - The Lionheart - Hind Ka NaPak Ko Jawab'. In the film, I will highlight the current situation of our country and answer even those who are asking to prove the surgical strike. Hopefully, we will complete the film within 25 days," Singh said at the success party of his film "MSG: The Warrior Lion Heart".

"The film revolves around the terrorists and jawans (soldiers). It will also talk about the surgical strikes," he added, referring to the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army on terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir last month.

'Dear Zindagi' trailer reveals a new SRK

The setting for Gauri Shinde's second film "Dear Zindagi" is Goa. The teaser opens magnificently to the sound of waves and seagulls. Before superstar #Shah_Rukh_Khan or his endearing co-star #Alia_Bhatt make an appearance, one can hear his voice.

He is saying that his father will bring him to the beach to play 'kabaddi' with waves.

SRK then proceeds to show Alia how. Her embarrassment, amazement, surprise and delight are contagious. The sequence is vintage Goan nostalgia -- mixing the odour of memory with the magical pleasure of the moment when the present company seems as perfect as it can get.

Shah Rukh looks very happy in Alia's company.

Karan Johar 'stressed out' and said all what he feels: Farah

#Karan_Johar is "stressed out" and he has said all what he feels, said Director-Choreographer #Farah_Khan on Wednesday reacting to Karan Johar's video message clarifying his stand on #Pakistani_artistes working in India.

"We were shooting together yesterday. Karan is a dear friend of mine. I know he is stressed out and he has said it all what he feels," she said when asked about controversy over "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" which features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in an important role.

"Karan will never do anything that is not patriotic. All of us feel like that. The statement has finally arrived and it says it all. Now matter should be put to rest," she added.

"There are a lot of things that bother us. Let's not get into those things because whenever we open our mouth we get into trouble," Farah said.

The "Happy New Year" helmer who has opened a dance school was speaking to the media at an interaction session with the students on Wednesday.

Quizzed, according to her who is the best dancer in Bollywood, the 42-year-old choreographer said Govinda is the best as his dance brings a smile on her face and she feels happy to see him grooving.

Pakistani 'chai wala' turns model

A blue-eyed young 'chai wala' (tea seller) from Pakistan, who became an internet sensation after his photo was posted on Instagram, has got the job of a model.

Retail site fitin.pk has signed on the youngster, Arshad Khan, as a model for an undisclosed amount and his first shoot is already out, the Dawn reported on Wednesday.

His photo was posted by an aspiring photographer, Jiah Ali, on October 14. It was picked up in the West, including the popular US website Buzzfeed.

One of 18 siblings, Arshad hails from Kohat and has been making tea at Islamabad's Sunday Bazaar for three months. He has never been to school. 

According to Dawn, Arshad doesn't know when his photograph was taken or who took it.