‘Victoria & Abdul’ loses Best Make-Up and Hair to ‘Darkest Hour’ at BAFTA

“Victoria & Abdul” starring Indian actor Ali Mazak opposite veteran actress Judi Dench, lost its race for the Best Make-Up and Hair category to the film “Darkest Hour” at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here on Monday. Helmed by Stephen Frears, “Victoria & …

Choco lava cake hot favourite among lovebirds

Lovebirds indulged in some sugary goodness, including choco lava cake, on Valentine’s Day, reveals a survey. According to findings derived from Swiggy’s order analysis for Valentine’s Day on February 14 and eight Wednesdays before that, love-struck Indians stuck to their favourites, the most shareable pizza and fries, as their order increased sharply by 55 per …

What’s Malaika’s ‘snappy secret pre-workout routine’

Actress Malaika Arora, known for her fit frame, has revealed a part of her “snappy secret pre-workout routine”. After Mumbai and Bengaluru, the sixth edition of Max Bupa Walk For Health culminated here on Sunday. The annual walking event saw participation by over 10,000 Delhiites. The sixth edition brought Power Walk to India. The seven-km …

Sakshi Tanwar to be back with new season of ‘Tyohaar Ki Thaali’

Actress Sakshi Tanwar will host the new season of food show “Tyohaar Ki Thaali”, and she is looking forward to once again to sharing her long-cherished heirloom festival recipes. “I have learned and discovered a lot about the various Indian traditions and festivals through the show. My experience with ‘Tyohaar Ki Thaali’ is even more …

French town gears up for Bollywood-themed Lemon Festival

The finishing touches to huge sculptures crafted out of citrus fruits were being made on Friday as the southern French Riviera town of Menton readied itself for the 85th edition of its “Fete du Citron” (“Lemon Festival”). Visitors to the Bollywood-themed festival, which starts on Saturday, would be greeted by several parades featuring floats, dancing …

Nerves, cameras can make all chefs uneasy: Chef Mark Olive

Australian chef Mark Olive, a judge on the Australian reality show “The Chefs Line”, says nervousness and the spotlight of the camera, can be a game-changer for contestants — home cooks and professionals alike. The show, which airs in India on Zee Cafe, is a cooking show which involves home cooks competing against a known …

Finding NiMo: Bollywood takes dig at Nirav Modi, bank, politicians

Bollywood celebrities Rishi Kapoor, Richa Chadha and Vivek Agnihotri have raised questions about the major banking fraud carried out by billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi, left the country in January. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, known for his quirky tweets on political issues, wrote on Friday: “What I cannot understand is that a bank loans Rs …

How asthma may affect your chances of pregnancy

Certain asthma medication, especially the “quick-acting” relievers, may affect women’s ability to conceive, warns a new study. The study of more than 5,600 women showed that asthma patients who only use these short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women. But those who use long-acting asthma preventers conceive as quickly as other …

Kumarakom Wood Castle is new destination for antique lovers (Travel)

When former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee wrote “My musings from Kumarakom” after a brief visit to this village in late 2000, Kumarakom, situated on the eastern shore of Kerala’s largest lake Vembanad, shot to prominence. Nearly two decades later, the village has come up with Kumarakom Wood Castle resort, a new destination for all …

‘Vulnerability’ key to Bell’s healthy marriage

Actress Kristen Bell says that “vulnerability” is a key factor in keeping her relationship with husband Dax Shepard “healthy”. Bell posted a photograph of a hand-written note on Instagram, which detailed six key points which help her keep things running smoothly with her 43-year-old spouse, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The note read: “Vulnerability always begets connection and …

‘Note ban hit Indians tourists’ visit to South Africa’

Note ban and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Indian government have reduced the number of Indian tourists visiting South Africa last year, a South African tourism official said on Thursday. “South Africa witnessed a slowdown in terms of the number of bookings from Indians in 2017 as a result of demonetisation and …

Aditya-Rani’s wedding a ‘trial’ for Sabyasachi

Actress Rani Mukerji quipped that ace designer Sabyasachi did a trial with her wedding so star couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s marriage went smoothly. In the upcoming episode of Colors Infinity’s show “BFFs with Vogue”, Sabyasachi will be seen spilling beans about the preparation process behind the “secret” wedding of star cricketer Kohli and …

Sorry I used the word ‘shame’: Sabyasachi on sari comment

Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee on Wednesday penned an open letter to apologise for using the word “shame” for Indian women who don’t know how to wear a sari, but said he is not apologetic about his intent. At the Harvard India Conference last week, the Kolkata-based designer was asked about the reluctance among young Indian …

Bollywood celebrities spread love on Valentine’s Day

From superstar Aamir Khan to filmmaker Karan Johar and Shilpa Shetty — Bollywood celebrities shared heart-warming messages on Valentine’s Day on Wednesday for their fans. Here’s what they had to say: Aamir Khan: Hey guys, listening to my song ‘Pehla Nasha’ on Valentine’s Day! Ideal song for this day. And, I must say it’s one …