Ian's Bollywood innings
Legendary cricketer-turned-fundraiser Ian Botham will be starring in a Bollywood movie, it has emerged. The 54-year-old will play a role in the new film Patiala House. Botham, aka Beefy, will be accompanied by fellow England players Graham Gooch and David Gower on set. They will be filming for the movie in the coming few weeks in London.
Bollywood actress Amrita Arora, who gave birth to a baby boy February 5 this year, is excited about her first Mothers' Day, Sunday.
In the Hot list
Zeenat Aman has beaten off tough competition from some of the greatest film icons in the history of Indian cinema to top Eastern Eye's list of the 50 Sexiest Bollywood Stars of all time. The first leading lady to truly and fully express her sexuality, Zeenat lit up the 1970s with her beautiful face and near perfect body. The fashion icon laid the blueprint for the sexier heroines who dominate Bollywood today and inspired a number of incredibly attractive clones.
Mexican actor Barbara Mori, who will be seen opposite Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan in the forthcoming film Kites, likes being in India but dislikes the Indian food.
Songs that immortalised literary genius Shiv Kumar Batalvi, like Mainu tera shabaab lei baitha", Ki puchh deo hall faqiran da, were the titles of musical tributes paid to legendary Punjabi poet on his 37th death anniversary by various cultural associations in the city.
Pencil sketches, water colour drawings for sari borders, portraits, storyboards, animations, advertisements, package designs to other publicity material like posters, diaries and calendars - budding artists have left no stone unturned to showcase their creative talent which are on display at the Government Museum and Art Gallery-10.
Featuring in just two dance sequences Aan milo sajna in Gaddar with Sunny Deol and Amisha Patel and Garba Lagaye.. in Devdas with Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit have made me immensely popular," says kathak dancer Mahua Shanker. "But instead of riding on this popularity wave I wish to sincerely devote myself to kathak," adds
Many natural ingredients help to cool and refresh the skin during summers. Most fruits can be used for face packs. In fact, fruits like cucumber, papaya, melons, et al. have a cooling effect. These can be used as face masks. They also soothe the skin, while many of them help to remove sweat deposits and reduce oiliness.
Pulling a fast one?
A study says shedding weight quickly is the best way to achieve lasting results. However, city-based fitness experts do not agree
We seldom bother about the means that lead to a certain end. What matters to us is just the final result. Especially so, if we are talking about weight loss. Who cares how we lose it as long as we lose it?
A vacation is a time to unwind, celebrate, rejuvenate, see new places and try new things. But it can lead to inconvenience when it comes to eating out especially if you are trying to diet healthy and maintain or lose weight. It's very easy to fall off the healthy eating wagon when you're on a vacation. An irregular routine - not to mention all of the temptations - can make you opt for poor choices.
Life for most recipients of a joint/knee replacement is vastly improved after healing from the procedure. Pain that was once always present is often eradicated, allowing normal activity levels during the day and sound sleep at night. However patient related factors besides surgical precision are equally important in ensuring long term survival of artificial knee. The main problem of joint replacements is loosening and infection.
Matters of heart
Women are twice as likely to suffer from heart diseases caused by stress at work places as compared to their male counterparts, a new study has found. The finding suggests that the well-known damaging effects of job stress on men cause more harm to women's heart. During the study, among female nurses in Denmark, researchers observed for 15 years the impact of having a demanding job on the hearts of 12,000 women aged 45 to 64. Those who complained of excessive pressure were at least 50 percent more likely to have heart disease than those who said the pressure was manageable or appropriate. This figure was reduced to 35 percent when lifestyle factors such as smoking were taken into account.