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Squeeze in time to keep yourself in shape
So, you find it tough to be a regular at the gym or yoga classes? Then imagine how difficult it would be for people who travel for their work all the time. How do they manage? Of course, they steal time from the hectic work schedules and modify their diet chart accordingly!
‘No swayamvar for me in real life’
What makes an actor? "The spirit to struggle and a will to make dreams come true," believes actor Pooja Tandon, whose latest Punjabi movie Lions of Punjab is set to hit the screens this Friday.
I am a 42 years old guy and am suffering from obsessive syndrome. Whenever I see my wife talking to anyone I don’t seem to be able to tolerate it. I get a fit of rage and throw things around the house. I don’t think such a tendency is very healthy. I also feel pangs of jealousy when she is laughing and chatting with her friends. I want her to spend all her time with me and not mingle around with other people. We have 2 children but what they do with themselves or with their friends does not bother me. It is only my wife’s behavior that is of total interest to me as I feel she is my life partner and owes to be committed to me all the time. She is annoyed with me. What should I do?
If a lovers’ tiff leaves you fuming, blame your parents, not your partner. The better your relationship was with your parents in the childhood, the better you are at getting over tiffs as an adult, according to a new study.
Scientists from the University of Minnesota in the US monitored a group of babies born in the mid-1970s until they reached adulthood.
They found that those who had a secure relationship with their parents were better at recovering from conflict 20 years later.
Lady in Red
Actor Halle Berry arrives at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on February 22. — Reuters
Boomerang boys are welcome!
Parents are three times more likely to allow their adult sons to return to the family home than daughters, revealed a survey. The Flying the Nest study showed that returning sons or ‘boomerang boys are considered more obliging house guests than their sisters and that they easily wrap their mothers around their little fingers. Sons are more likely to pay rent, lend a hand with the housework and accept parental advice on careers and love, compared with daughters who are regarded as lazier and less likely to contribute to the household, the survey discovered.
It’s bold fashion for Oscar’s red carpet
Taking a tip from music stars Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, Hollywood's A-list actors are expected to turn up on Oscar's red carpet in many bold, futuristic designs, fashion experts predict. The eye towards the future marks a turnaround from recent years in which styles at Hollywood's biggest awards shows have featured vintage gowns, subdued designs and colours, and less jewellery in a nod to the world's economic woes.
Colin Farrell smites Rihanna
It looks like Rihanna is smitten by Irish actor Colin Farrell. The actor has worked his charms on the Rude Boy singer to such an extent that she apparently hasn't stopped texting him after meeting on Graham Norton's chat show before Christmas.
I’m proud of myself: Bipasha
Bollywood actor Bipasha Basu, whose journey in showbiz began in 1996 after winning the Cinthol supermodel contest, says she is extremely lucky and proud of her achievements.
"I just realised my journey has been quiet a long one, from 1996 to 2011. It's only me who knows how much hard work and dedication has gone behind everything. I have been honest to my profession and brought the best of me on the screen,"
Bipasha. She came for the launch of Versace collection of watches in collaboration with Timex Group.
L-R: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler and Brooklyn Decker pose for their movie Sigueme el rollo (Just Go With It) in Madrid. — Reuters
Gibson's ex rejects peace deal
Mel Gibson's former girlfriend has rejected a USD 15 million peace deal with the Hollywood actor in order to retain custody of their daughter. Oksana
Grigorieva, 40, agreed to the settlement with the Braveheart star last year but pulled out later on.
An email to the Russian singer's lawyer explaining her decision was leaked online on Monday. She said she'd only accept if the 55-year-old actor was stripped of custodial rights to their daughter Lucia, one.
Hema Malini to do a cameo
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and veteran actress Hema Malini, who were seen together on screen in Baghban and Baabul, will be seen together again in
"Hemaji joins us tomorrow (Tuesday) for the shooting of Aarakshan .. a cameo but all looking forward to her arrival ... Baghbaan remembered (sic)," Amitabh posted on
micro-blogging site Twitter Monday night. In their heyday, the two actors shot together for many movies like Satte Pe Satta and
Sholay. More recently, they also paired up for Veer Zaara.
B-town wishes Rahman luck
Music maestro AR Rahman has bagged two nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards for his work in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours and the film fraternity is hoping that the composer triumphs again at the gala event Sunday.
Myriad forms of art
Five ex-students get together and you have an assortment of mediums, artists, colours and even themes. Karwan, an exhibition of paintings and photography by former students of Kurukshatra University, is an attempt to bring forth various interpretations of art, as they perceive it.
Beginning with abstracts, there's a splash of colour assuming shapes and forms on its own. Shares Monika, the artist, "I've tried depicting rampant nature obliteration taking place around us all the time." Then there's a complete series on nuclear families. One canvas juxtaposes face of a woman with face of man. She shares, "In nuclear families, despite staying so close people are not able to relate to each other.
The woman within
Whatever she's been through, she put it all on canvas. Woman Within, a series of paintings by Navpreet Kaur, celebrates life experienced during different phases.
Needless to say, there's a woman in every picture accompanied with a remarkable use of
colour. She shares, "The underlying theme of the exhibition is that we all live at two levels, physical and mental. The one that lives within you is the most intimate part of the self. This inner self is generally enveloped by the outer world but when it confronts the outer, it colours you in many shades and hues."