Saturday, 30 April 2016

Uttarakhand turns to trekking to boost tourist footfalls

Go trekking is the new credo for Uttarakhand Tourism, as it aims to garner more footfalls to the hill state.

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Faced with falling numbers and shaken confidence of its annual Chaar Dhaam Yatra to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath after the devastating floods three years ago, the tourism department here has fixed its eyes on vast trekking areas which are drawing foreigners and Indians alike.

Officials privately admit that despite much improvement in infrastructure following flash floods in 2013 and subsequent weather turbulence, people from outside the state were vary of the annual pilgrimage owing to fear, forcing the mandarins in the government to think of "alternate plans".

Perception of Bollywood being male dominated is changing: Radhika Apte

Actress Radhika Apte feels that the perception of the country’s mainstream cinema -- Bollywood, which was been often criticised for being a male-dominated industry, is changing over time.

“The perception is changing slowly and I wouldn’t say that Bollywood is still a completely male dominated field,” Radhika, best known for her roles in films like “Dhoni”, “Badlapur”, “Hunterrr” and “Manjhi - The Mountain Man.”

perception-of-bollywood-being-male“There have been some well-made and successful women-centric films that have changed things for us to a certain extend. Change happens over time and art imitates life. Hence, the change needs to be in us and how we perceive gender as a society,” the 30-year-old said.

Radhika has perfectly managed her work between commercial and off-beat cinema. Though she feels both are same for her.

“I wish the line between these two compartments disappears for good. I don't think of films as off-beat or commercial. When you sell tickets, it's a commercial venture and if content is off-beat then there is something wrong in this way of thinking,” she said.

Asked whether women-centric films like “Queen”, “Mary Kom” and “Neerja” have really empowered women of today’s society, Radhika said: “There is definitely a change but it’s slower than it should be.
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Manish Bansal launches summer resort collection

Designer Manish Bansal has launched his first summer resort unisex collection titled Friends And Fences.

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The flagship store of the designer is at Shahpur Jat here.

The collection explores the beauty of a child’s innocence in a time of war as portrayed in “The Boy in Striped Pyjamas” by Irish novelist John Boyne. 

manish-bansal-launches-summer-resort-collectionWith summer resort 2016 collection, Bansal sets-forth a unisex range that embodies an exuberant youth like vibe, read a statement.

Feeding breast milk boosts infant brain growth

Feeding premature infant mostly breast milk - irrespective of whether that came from the babies' own mothers or donated by other women - during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth, compared with babies given little or no breast milk, says a study.

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"The brains of babies born before their due dates usually are not fully developed," said senior investigator Cynthia Rogers from St. Louis Children's Hospital in the US. 

"But breast milk has been shown to be helpful in other areas of development, so we looked to see what effect it might have on the brain,” Rogers said.

"With MRI scans, we found that babies fed more breast milk had larger brain volumes. This is important because several other studies have shown a correlation between brain volume and cognitive development," Rogers explained.

Salman Khan thanks UP CM

Superstar Salman Khan has thanked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and the state's people for making the shooting schedule of his upcoming film “Sultan” in the state "so much fun".

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The “Dabangg” star filmed some of the crucial scenes for the film, which is being helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, in and around the Morna area in Muzaffarnagar from April 20. And the superstar took to Twitter on Saturday to share his views. 

He posted: “Filmed 'Sultan' in Muzaffarnagar...could not have happened without the support of the CM, people, film development corporation, police and admin. Too much fun.”
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Bipasha Basu mehendi ceremony preparation

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Actress #BipashaBasu, who is marrying actor #KaranSinghGrover, picked a light pink lehenga and jewellery designed in floral pattern for her mehendi function held here on Friday.

The ceremony held at her Villa 69 was an intimate affair with just close friends like actress Shilpa Shetty and sister Shamita Shetty, designer Rocky S and family in attendance. 

Bipasha handpicked every piece of jewellery she wore from brand Jaipur Jewels. The pieces for the function were designed in floral patterns and featured real Basra pearls in delicate styles, read a statement.
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She opted for a traditional Satlaada, a seven layered necklace crafted in real basra pearls with old periodic pieces of ruby and emerald embellishments. 

Delhi glorious delightful cuisine recreated

The allure of old Delhi's scrumptious cuisines and "tehzeeb" (etiquette) were brought alive at a tasting event here which recreated an array of traditional Mughlai and Indian specialties and street snacks for the capital's food aficionados.

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The event called The Grand Trunk Culinary Journey, which began from Amristar in Punjab, mesmerised foodies with a combination of old Delhi's delightful food along with an equally endearing historical lecture by historian and storyteller Asif Khan Dehlvi at Dilli 32, the Indian cuisine restaurant at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel here.

The aim of the event, which opened for the capital's food lovers on Friday and will run till mid-May, is to take the best of everything that old Delhi has to offer for people who don't want to take the trouble to go there, chef Ashwini Kumar said.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Making of fashion brand Diesel on TV soon

The story of the founder of Diesel Renzo Rosso and how he shaped the international fashion brand will find its way on the Indian small screen via TV show "CNBC-TV18 Weekender".

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The episode, which will beam on Friday, will talk about the life and works of Rosso, who stormed the blue jeans market with the launch of Diesel in India in 2010, read a statement. 

It will showcase the journey of Rosso, whose life took a 360 degree turn in 1978 when an opportunity to work as a production director at a small company manufacturing jeans led to the birth of an entrepreneur. 

Saregama launches music cards

Music label Saregama has launched 'Music Cards', which are portable and allow people to listen to music anytime, anywhere.

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Saregama, an RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group owned music label, has come out with five music cards. They come with pre-loaded 150 songs per music card and the genres range from the best of evergreen Hindi film music to devotional songs, read a statement. 

The music cards available are: MSS (with M.S. Subbulakshmi, the legendary carnatic vocalist), Shakti (devotional songs), Romance (150 best romantic songs of Bollywood), Legends (songs of legends like late Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar) and Jagjit Singh (150 of the best songs of the late maestro). 

Rapper Badshah's 'dream come true' moment at Star Parivaar Awards 2016

Rapper Badshah, who performed a medley of his popular songs at the Star Parivaar Awards 2016 here, said it's a "dream come true" moment for him to perform for TV celebrities as his mother is a
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big follower of Indian television and watches a lot of shows. Badshah took centre-stage here on Wednesday night to perform alongside popular TV actors Hina Khan, Anita Hassanandani, Harshad Arora and Tridha Choudhury. In between his performance, he said: "It's a dream come true moment for me today. My mother would be proud that I'm performing for those whom she watches on TV daily". From "Abhi toh party shuru hui hai" to "Saturday Saturday" and "Kar gayi chull", Badshah sang most of his famous songs during his foot-tapping performance wherein Hina, Anita, Harsha and Tridha joined him on stage. Apart from him, the award show also witnessed some power-packed performances by actors Deepika Singh, Nakuul Mehta and Devoleena Bhattacharjee. A telecast date for Star Parivaar Awards 2016 is yet to be announced.

Wasim Akram proposes wife

Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram showed a completely new romantic avatar on Indian small screen via “The Kapil Sharma Show!”.

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The cricket legend made his first public appearance with his wife Shaniera on the Indian show, which is aired on Sony Entertainment Television. 

"When Kapil asked him about his love story, Akram confessed that it was love at first sight for him. He also admitted that he had never actually proposed to anyone in his life, but with Shaniera he knew he had to do it immediately," said a source. 

The source added: “Then Wasim went down on his knees with flowers and a ring. He was ecstatic when she accepted his proposal. Shaniera responded by saying she will accept his proposal no matter how many times he proposes." 

Waluscha De Sousa running high on 'Fan' praise

Waluscha De Sousa, who forayed into Bollywood opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan through "Fan", is basking in all the appreciation coming her way post the movie's success. She says the positive feedback acts as a motivational boost for her.

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After sashaying on the ramp as a model and then putting her professional life on the back burner for her family, Waluscha decided to take the leap into Hindi filmdom with “Fan”. 

Directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Yash Raj Films, the movie, which released on April 15, featured Shah Rukh in a double role -- one as a superstar and other his look-alike fan Gaurav. Waluscha plays SRK's real wife Gauri Khan on the silver screen. 

“I have been getting a lot of positive feedback ranging from 'You are looking really great onscreen' to 'You acted really well' to 'You held your own in front of Shah Rukh'. So a lot of great compliments coming in and it is very encouraging at this point,” Waluscha told IANS over phone from Mumbai. 

The debutante says compliments coming from the director means a lot to her. 

Juhi Chawla enjoyed working with Aamir Khan, SRK

Actress Juhi Chawla, who was last seen on screen in the 2015 film "Chalk n Duster", says she enjoyed working with superstars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan the most during her career.

Juhi had held a question and answer session for her fans and well-wishers on Twitter on Thursday.

juhi-chawla-enjoyed-working-with-aamir-srkA fan asked her whom she enjoyed working with the most in cinema, to which Juhi replied: "Sharukh and Aamir".

Juhi has been a part of Hindi cinema for three decades and has shared screen space with Shah Rukh in popular films like "Darr", "Duplicate", "Ram Jaane", "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani" and "Yes Boss".

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Girls love my eyes, says Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says that girls often fall for his eyes.
Speaking about his eyes, King Khan said: “My eyes are bedroom eyes, they are supposed to be sexy, they are not tired. Girls love these eyes.”

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In a candid conversation on #fame - live video social platform; the King of romance takes a breather from a hectic schedule to chat with his fans from all over the world on the sets of his upcoming film “Raees".


Battling the inflow of questions from fans with much ease and offering insights on his life and work, Shah Rukh talks about his character in the Rahul Dholakia directorial.
Talking about his Surma (kohl) eye look from the film, he said: “Aankhon mein kajal hai (There is kohl in my eyes), which is very scary... everyone tells me. Mujhe bhi lagta hai main thoda sa mean lagta hun (I also feel that I look little mean)... industry mein kaafi saare co-actors, actors, actresses mujhe bolte hain ki main bohot mean lagta hun iske andar (there are many co-actors in the industry who say that I look mean in kohl).”

Manoj Bajpayee brings honest characters

Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who will be seen as a traffic constable in the upcoming thriller "Traffic", believes that he always brings honest characters in front of the audience through his films.

manoj-bajpayee-bring-honest-characters"I believe I do good movies and bring honest characters to the audience. I try to give a satisfying experience to moviegoers. Therefore, whatever is needed I would do that so that the film reaches to the maximum people," Manoj said. 

"I am always available for promotions. Whatever I am needed to do I will do that. Even if they ask me to stand on the road wearing a traffic constable costume, I can do that too," the 47-year-old actor added. 
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Black coffee daily can cut liver disease risk

If you are a coffee lover, here is another reason to go for an extra cup. According to health experts, two-three cups of black, caffeinated coffee without sugar and a little bit or no milk can reduce the risk of liver disease - including liver cancer.

black-coffee-daily-can-cut-liver-disease-riskPeople who consume more than two cups of coffee per day with pre-existing liver disease have shown lower incidence of fibrosis and cirrhosis, lower Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) rates - the most common type of liver cancer -- as well as decreased mortality.

"Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants and the protective effects of coffee have been proposed in a variety of conditions ranging from heart disease to stroke to Type 2 diabetes as well as Parkinson's disease," Dr Manav Wadhawan, senior consultant at Fortis Escorts Liver and Digestive Diseases Institute in the capital.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Indian Households Now Order More Sea Food Online: Survey Findings by foodpanda

The recent survey findings by foodpanda on the online sea food ordering trend by foodpanda threw some interesting facts forward and indicates that non-coastal areas order more sea food online. The average ordering value of sea food varied between INR 1500 to INR 2400, which is much higher than the average ordering value of other cuisines. Sea food is preferred during dinner time as most of the sea food orders were placed between 7 PM – 9 PM. Sea food ordered during winters is three folds than in summers.
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Some of the key findings are:
Indians are not so experimentative with their choice and stick with the tried and tested options like Fish Tikkas, Curries, and Biryani
People like to order fish and prawns. Other sea food options like Squid, Crab, oysters does not find many takers.
Interestingly, coastal regions are not amongst the top five regions to order sea food onlineNon-coastal regions like Bangalore and Hyderabad in South India leads.
Andhra and Goan sea food cuisines are relished by people. Apollo Fish, Fish Biryani, Prawns Biryani and Fish Fry are some of the most ordered options.

For outsiders, Bollywood is a huge gamble: Actor Swara Bhaskar

Born in New Delhi with no connection to glitz and glamour, "Raanjhanaa" fame actress Swara Bhaskar, who holds a masters degree in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, says for outsiders, Bollywood is a big risk.

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The 28-year-old made her debut in filmdom in 2010 with "Madholal Keep Walking". Known for playing supporting yet strong roles in films like "Tanu Weds Manu" and "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", she is currently being lauded for her role as Chanda in the film "Nil Battey Sannatta". She made many emotional with her act as a domestic help who works hard to ensure that her daughter receives good education.

Asked if it's difficult to enter Bollywood for people who aren't connected to the industry, Swara told in an interview: "I don't want to comment on how difficult it is in comparison to star children. I don't know that world...The thing with an outsider is when you come to Bollywood, it's a huge gamble."

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Kamal Haasan to revive Balram Naidu character

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will revive the popular character Balram Naidu, a RAW operative from 2008 Tamil action-comedy "Dasavatharam", in his upcoming yet-untitled trilingual comedy. It is slated to go on the floors in May.

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"Kamal will play Balram Naidu in his new film. Audiences will be introduced to his family for the first time. It's an out-and-out comedy flick interspersed with sporadic action sequences. The regular shooting will start from the second week of May."
Actress Ramya Krishnan will play Kamal's wife in the film, which will also star Shruti Haasan as their daughter.

This will be the first time Kamal and Shruti will be playing father-daughter on the screen.

Veteran Telugu comedian Brahmanandam will play the character Appa Rao, Kamal's sidekick, which was played by late choreographer Raghuram in "Dasavatharam". 

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Downey Jr reveals secret to staying in shape

Actor Robert Downey Jr has shared how he manages to stay in shape.

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The 51-year-old attended the European premiere of "Captain America: Civil War" on Tuesday here. Speaking to mirror.co.uk at the premiere at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush, he said: "I manage to stay in shape some how.

I support Hrithik: Sussanne on 'intimate' photo leak with Kangana

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan's estranged wife Sussanne Khan has come forward to support him, condemning the leak of his "intimate" photograph with actress Kangana Ranaut. She says the image is "photoshopped".

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The legal battle between the two stars took another turn when an image showing Hrithik embracing Kangana surfaced online. Hrithik's legal team had also slammed the leak of his "intimate" photograph, saying it did not tell the full story.

Sussanne, who separated from Hrithik in 2013, also shared an image that seems from the same party. The photograph shows the then couple holding each other closely. 

She tweeted: "Pictures are photoshopped and untrue stories carry too much weight. Another picture for the record. I support Hrithik in this". 

'Make In India' most important initiative by Modi: SRK

Prime Minister #NarendraModi's #MakeInIndia campaign was perhaps the most important initiative, according to actor #ShahRukhKhan who is impressed with the introduction of technology with it.

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"'Make In India' is perhaps the most important initiative by our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which propels companies in India and abroad to make things in our own country and our own land, thus creating job opportunities, skills enchantment," said Shah Rukh at the launch of a book "Movers & Makers".

"For me, the biggest turn on is the introduction of new technology, which I believe is going to create a new era for our generation and generations to come."

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP member Shaina N.C. were also present.

Channing Tatum birthday gift

Actor Channing Tatum received a horse from his wife and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum for his birthday.

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The actor, who turned 36 on Tuesday, took to his Instagram account and shared a series of photographs of the new addition to their family, whom he has named Cajun, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Channing captioned an image of the horse saddled up and grazing beside their trailer. 

"Best birthday gift ever from my wifey," Channing wrote. 

Sooraj Barjatya encourages fresh thoughts

Director Sooraj Barjatya says that the industry is more conducive for independent filmmakers today who have "fresh thoughts" as the audience is much more "real cinema-oriented".

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"There's no opportunity better than now for people who have fresh thoughts and who want to do something new because the audience is much more educated, much more real cinema-oriented," Barjatya said at an event here. 

"I wish everyone that whatever is there in your mind, you should definitely make it. It is difficult to make films today, but if you have the passion, then you have everything," he added.

Barjatya has been in the industry for more than 25 years now, having delivered some of the biggest hits of the industry with films such as "Maine Pyar Kiya", "Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!" and recently "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo".

When Isha Talwar learnt riding a bike in 20 minutes

Actress Isha Talwar fulfilled her long time desire to ride a bike in the forthcoming Telugu actioner "Raja Cheyyi Vesthe", starring Nara Rohit in the lead.

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"It was a lot easier than I thought. Although I was really tense, it took me just 20 minutes to ride the bike on my own," Isha told.

Initially, the makers gave Isha a Ducati bike to ride.

"When I looked at the bike, I knew it'd be too heavy for me to ride. I requested the bike to be changed and that's when it was replaced by a Yamaha RX 100. I even have a scene where I have to ride with Rohit on the bike," she said.

In the film, which releases in cinemas on Friday, Isha plays a character with an agenda.

"I play a catholic called Chaitra. Unlike the regular heroines, she has a strong purpose. It's the kind of role that will leave audiences with something to debate about," she said, adding she also got to perform some action scenes.

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Priyanka Chopra to dine with Barack Obama

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has confirmed that she will be dining with US President Barack Obama at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner this weekend.

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She was invited to the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner with US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Priyanka, who found global recognition with her character Alex Parrish in the American TV series "Quantico", was earlier "not sure" about attending the dinner due to her work commitments.

Bollywood's 'desi girl' took to Twitter to share the news. The dinner will take place on Saturday. 

When a social media asked her, "are you going to the White House on April 30?", she responded, "Yes, I will be attending".
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Tiger Shroff roots for women empowerment

Tiger Shroff took the virtual route to set the record straight over his allegedly "sexist" remarks. The actor says he is “totally for women empowerment and equality” and has utmost respect for the fair sex.

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There were reports that Tiger had stated in an interview that he had settled down with a "housewife-type" of a girl. 

Tiger took to Twitter on Wednesday to clear the air about the reports. 

"I am totally for women empowerment and equality and always talk about how they are as strong or stronger than men. I respect my mother and sister too much to say something like that. I know I'm barely a year old in the industry but for those who know me and who have accepted me you would know. Anyway love always,” Tiger wrote. 

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Katie Price had Botox injections in her arm pits?

Model Katie Price reportedly had Botox injections in her arm pits.

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While most use Botox to give a facial tuck, Price is said to be using it to get rid of sweaty arm pits, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"It’s quite weird, but Katie loves it. She has always been curious about the latest beauty trends and immediately liked the sound of this one. The last thing she wants is for her fans to see her hot and bothered on TV,” The Sun newspaper quoted a source as saying.

Suriya's '24' will release in 267 screens in US

The Tamil and Telugu versions of Suriya-starrer action thriller "24" will release in a record number of 267 screens in the US on May 5.

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"This will be the biggest release ever for Suriya in the US. Both the versions of the film will release in approximately 267 screens, with special premieres planned on May 5." 
The film is being distributed by Cine Galaxy Inc, whose latest release in the US was superstar Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Theri".

Big B in awe of young talent around him

Megastar #AmitabhBachchan, who has been entertaining his fans with his films for over four decades now, is impressed with the talent of the youngsters in showbiz.

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The 73-year-old took to his official blog to express his gratitude, saying that he hoped for a successful path of all the young creative minds. 

He posted: “A special day ... a day when performance takes on a new thread, a thread that has been a constant throughout this schedule ... how these young involve themselves is so so incredible ... my gratitude with them and my prayers for their continued success”. 

Sweets and fish are passe, it's time to relish the Kolkata biryani

What comes to your mind when in Kolkata? Sweets and fish? Well, the City of Joy is also home to many dishes which have gained their own identity time - Kolkata biryani, for instance, has been ruling the hearts, minds and tummies of Bengalis for ages.


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The hypnotising aroma, the finely flavoured rice - less of essence and colour - speaks of perfect combination of masalas that are required to enhance the taste, served pipping hot with sides like mutton korma or chicken changezi. And, not to forget, the quintessential aloo (potato), which now is a trademark in the biryani that brings in a major difference in taste.



The Kolkata biryani incorporated its art of cooking from the Awadhi (Lucknow) style. History has it that the aloo special biryani dates back to the reign of NawabWajid Ali Shah (1822-87). When he was dethroned and exiled by the British to what was then Calcutta in 1856, he took his bawarchis and khansamas along with him. Unable to find meat, the cooks started adding potatoes to the dish, which went on to become the speciality of the Kolkata biryani.

Himachal's Resorts Can be Positioned Better for Foreigners: Travel Guides

Tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh could turn out to be hotter for international backpackers too if positioned properly. Members of the international hospitality industry say the authorities need to showcase the state's potential to the global travellers in their dialect, through micro-blogging and online videos.
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"When a tourist is planning his foreign trip, he may not know exactly where to begin. But he's interested to know the visiting place's culture, history, nature, people and the local facilities," visiting Germany's travel guide Eu-AsienDe's managing director Mark Lich told.

He said a lot of German travellers say India is their dream destination.

"But the only hiccup with the German visitors, who prefer spending lavishly overseas, is that they expect that they should have all first-hand information before finalizing their itinerary," the 27-year-old online travel guide said.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Tips for brides to adjust in a new family

From building rapport with each family member to finding a right balance in relationships, it is important for brides-to-be to do their homework well before to adjust in the new family like a pro, says an expert.

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Meha Bhargava, founder and CEO of image consulting company Styl.Inc, shares tips to help a bride adjust in a new family: 

* Research well: A girl needs to do her homework well and research on the family members she shall be staying with. Understanding their likes and dislikes to break the ice with them is the key to make a place in everyone’s lives.

* Adapting, not adjusting: The art of entering a new home and making a place in the hearts of others is through adapting and taking out time to know nature and temperament of all the family members.

Johnson is uncertain about her future in Hollywood

"Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson says she still feels like she doesn't know what she's doing and is unsure of what her life will be like.

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"I still feel like I don't know what I'm doing," she said in the May issue of Interview, reports eonline.com.

"Like, I'm unsure of what my life will be like. I mean, I have such an obsession with making movies that I probably will always do that. But sometimes my life can feel so suffocating, and then it can feel so massive, like I don't have a handle on it at all, and I don't know where it's going or what I'm going to do."

"Right now, I'm known for making movies. And I wonder if that's it. I don't know. It doesn't feel like it to me."

She shared that it seems like the world is "so fast to move its interest to someone else". 

Forget about cutting chai, try cutting beer this summer!

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Beer guzzlers can now have their favourite tipple at a cutting price at beer chain The Beer Cafe, who have introduced a new concept called the "cutting beer".

It is a smaller serving of the quintessential beer mug, a quick grab if you're in a hurry or need a midday refuel without getting drunk. 

"We wanted to give our guests another reason to savour beer. Served in customised cutting glasses... More than that, cutting beer is about the joy of sharing your ideas and fears, your day's worries, a good joke and your favourite cutting brew with friends, family or colleagues," Priya Vasudeva, general manager-marketing, The Beer Cafe, said in a statement. 

Aishwarya launches L'Oreal's Cannes 2016 collection

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Tuesday launched L'Oreal Paris' Infallible Cannes 2016 Collection as both celebrated significant milestones - the cosmetic brand completing 19 years of being a make-up partner to the most prestigious event in global cinema, while the actress marked 15 years of representing India at the Festival De Cannes.

"It is an absolute privilege to represent L'Oreal Paris and India in particular, at a platform that honours world cinema and beauty in equal measure. 15 years with Cannes have gone by in a flash and the journey has been immensely humbling and beautiful."

"I've treasured every moment at Cannes and I'm ever so thankful to L'Oreal Paris, members of the Indian and world media, my well-wishers and my family for always making this such a memorable experience. I'm looking forward to now creating some Infallible moments at the French Riviera with my L'Oreal family of amazing make up technicians and my co-ambassadors," she said on the occasion. 

Ryan Reynolds trolls himself on Twitter

Actor Ryan Reynolds created a Twitter account to troll himself.

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The 39-year-old's biography on the social media site reveals he is "uncle Dale's nephew" and his 1.77 million fans are often treated to reading hilarious insults the pair throw at one another, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

One such post even saw Reynolds slam his "fictitious" uncle's weight, when he wrote: "I don't walk. I take brave steps, My Uncle Dale. Seconds before getting on an escalator with a large Slurpee (sic)". 

Hrithik Roshan lauds Manish Paul's physical transformation

Actor Hrithik Roshan says it's "incredible" to see actor Manish Paul's fitter physique.

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Manish, who was last seen on the big screen in the film "Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive", says it was Hrithik who inspired him.

"To the man who inspired me! Thanks man Hrithik Roshan...what say bro?" Manish tweeted on Tuesday.

Manoj Bajpayee among finest actors: Shah Rukh

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says that actor Manoj Bajpayee is his childhood friend when they had lot of fun together and he considers him to be one of the finest actors.

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"We have been working together since childhood in theatre and I have got to learn a lot from Manoj. We have done lot of 'masti'. I feel the proudest and I'm not being patronising... he is one of the finest actors and I wish him all the best.

"He's more of a friend and we've always been like that," said Shah Rukh, when he visited Manoj, who had come to promote his upcoming film "Traffic".

"Your last film 'Aligarh' was superb, I couldn't call because I was busy. And this film (Traffic) is even better," he told Manoj.

Fortunate to work with Rajinikanth: Rocky S

After getting an impressive clientele, ranging from Hollywood's Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton to Bollywood's Bipasha Basu and Akshay Kumar, Rocky S has now styled for Rajinikanth for his film "Robot 2". The fashion designer says it has been a "great and fortunate experience" for him to style the southern superstar.

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He has styled Rajinikanth and Akshay in "Robot 2", which is directed by S. Shankar. The stylist said that despite their star status, the actors don't have any starry tantrums. 

"The overall styling and designing of the film comprises of contrast styles. It was a surreal experience, not everyone is fortunate enough to meet a legend like him and it was a great experience to design for Akshay Kumar too. No, they don’t have any (starry tantrums),” Rocky told in an email interview. 

His good friend Bipasha will tie the knot with Karan Singh Grover on Saturday, and the designer says he “plans to spend the day happily with everyone”.

Paris Hilton boyfriend split

Socialite Paris Hilton has split from her boyfriend Thomas Gross.


paris-hilton-boyfriend-splitThe 35-year-old has parted ways from the Swiss businessman after almost a year of dating, reports usmagazine.com.

Hilton, who had relocated to Europe to be with Gross, previously described him as her "soulmate".

Would like to work in 'Parinda' remake: Tiger Shroff

Actor Tiger Shroff, who is awaiting the release of his film "Baaghi", says he is keen to work in the remake of the 1989 film "Parinda" starring his father Jackie Shroff.

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Asked if he would like to star in a remake of his father's film, Tiger told: "I would like to work in the remake of my father's film 'Parinda'".

The one-film-old star shared that he likes all films starring Jackie, but "Parinda" is "close to his heart". 

"Although I like all his films, 'Parinda' is really close to my heart," he added.
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When Amitabh Bachchan got photobombed

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy shooting for the last schedule of Shoojit Sircar's upcoming movie "Pink", got photobombed on the film's set.

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The 73-year-old actor shared a photograph, where his co-actors including actress Taapsee Pannu, are seen making funny faces at the camera, while Big B is seen reading something.

"And then you get photobombed by your colleagues! 'PINK' on set," Amitabh tweeted on Wednesday.
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Summer skin cleaning method

Who doesn't want great-looking skin? Start by knowing your skin type.Then you'll know how to take care of it.

● Cleaning Normal/Combo Skin -

Don't just grab whatever soap is in the shower or at the sink to wash your face. You don't have to buy fancy, expensive products. You just need to find skincare that works for you. Use a gentle cleanser or soap and wash -- don't scrub your face. Rinse with plenty of warm water, then pat dry. If you find your skin dries out or gets oily, try a different cleanser

● Cleaning Dry Skin -

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If you have dry skin, use a gentle cleanser that doesn't have alcohol or fragrance. Those ingredients can dry your skin out even more. Gently wash your skin, then rinse with plenty of warm water. Don't use hot water because it removes the natural oils from your face faster. Try ex-foliating once a week to get rid of flaky skin cells. It will make your skin look clearer and more even.

●Cleaning Oily Skin -

If your skin is oily, use an oil-free foaming cleanser to wash your face. Rinse with plenty of warm water. You may want to use a toner or astringent after you've washed your face, but be careful because it might irritate your skin. They can remove extra oil, making your face less shiny, and help keep skin clean

Anupam Kher finishes shooting

Veteran actor Anupam Kher has "finished" shooting for "Love Sonia" and says it was an "amazing and joyous" experience.

anupam-kher-finishes-shootingThe 61-year-old took to Twitter to share the news with his fans and well-wishers.

"Finished my shoot for David Womark and Tabrez Noorani's film 'Love Sonia'. What an amazing and joyous experience," Anupam tweeted on Monday night. 

The actor, who was last seen on the big screen in superstar Salman Khan-starrer "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", was shooting at the Samode Palace here.

Womark's Indo-American production also stars actress Richa Chadha.

Sachin Tendulkar is a treasure: Big B

Megastar #AmitabhBachchan has praised cricketing legend #SachinTendulkar and has called him a "treasure".

The 73-year-old cine-icon took to Twitter to praise the master blaster.

sachin-tendulkar-is-treasure-big-b"Cannot get enough of wishing The Man...Sachin! A treasure!" Big B tweeted on Monday night.

On the work front, Amitabh has currently wrapped shooting for Shoojit Sircar's upcoming film "Pink", where he is reportedly playing a lawyer.

The film also stars actress Taapsee Pannu.