Couturier Rahul Mishra debuts as jewellery designer

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Fashion designer Rahul Mishra has made his debut into jewellery designing. The 2014 International Woolmark Prize winner has joined hands with Confluence to create a limited-edition collection called ‘An Ode to Spring’. The collection features statement pieces based on Mishra’s signature 3D floral embroider, crafted with fine Swarovski crystals. “With […]

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Online abuse cannot be normalised, says Zoya Akhtar on cyberbullying

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Director and producer Zoya Akhtar’s success with titles like ‘Made in Heaven’, ‘Luck by Chance’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and ‘Gully Boy’ has not protected her from intense cyberbullying and trolling. Zoya recently shared her experiences that have made her leave the social media platform Facebook entirely. She […]

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Study of Pose

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) In keeping with the need to treasure hunt for a kaleidoscope of personalities, who will be the next big thing, as the new year brings rays of hope, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is coming up with the #GetNoticed model hunt. This is being done, in […]

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7 ways to use aloe gel

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Aloe Gel has always been the talk of the town for its multi-tasking properties. Growing up, every skin or hair issue had one beauty secret that has been passed down from mother to daughter- Aloe Vera! Well, they were not wrong, Aloe gel is packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants […]

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Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ among 2020’s most borrowed titles

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 11 (IANSlife) ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama and ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens were among the most popular ebooks borrowed from libraries in 2020, recent data shows. Data by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for 65,000 libraries and schools worldwide, shows that readers worldwide borrowed 430 million ebooks, […]

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A heart connect

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 10 (IANSlife) At one point, you must have wondered, why does a husband or a wife always wear their wedding band or engagement ring on one particular finger and why not the other ones? Chaitanya V Cotha, Executive Director at 150 years C Krishniah Chetty Group Of Jewellers helps us […]

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2021 Vacay Goals:

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, Jan 10 (IANSlife) While most of 2020 was spent scrolling through our Instagram feed, posting #TravelThrowback pictures and satiating our wanderlust through social media, 2021 brings with it an opportunity to pack our bags and finally plan that much-needed break. Popular personalities such as Milind Soman, Lisa Mishra, Rohan Shreshta and […]

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#Nobuymonth

By Sujata AssomullNew Delhi, Jan 9 (IANSlife) January is my diet month, as I always start the year a few kilos heavier. This time around it is more than a few kilos, perhaps as gatherings and trips were cancelled I decided to over compensate with extra helpings of Christmas cake washed down with mulled wine. […]

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Care for some ‘Waffee’?

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 7 (IANSlife) Premium waffle brand London Bubble Co has entered a strategic alliance with Indian retail cafe chain Cafe Coffee Day. LBC’s shop-in-shop business model with CCD will enable it to scale up its footprint in the country and is touted to be the largest partnership with presence across 150 […]

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30% severely infected patients have post-Covid digestive issues, say doctors

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 7 (IANSlife) Cough, fever, body ache, neurological symptoms, brain fog, poor appetite, fatigue, and shortness of breath are classic post-covid symptoms that require immediate attention. But, gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, digestive issues, swelling of the liver, low sugar, and pancreas problems are getting missed by the people. As per doctors, […]

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New year reads from upcoming Indian authors

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 7 (IANSlife) From an in-depth read on ancient India’s rich economic history, to a quirky look at the Indian ‘arranged marriage drama’, and two compelling thrillers written by forthcoming Indian writers, these books will have you turning pages from the beginning of the year. ‘The Golden Bird 2.0’ by Raina […]

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UK Whisky brand enters India

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Jan 6 (IANSlife) UK’s Whisky brand ‘The Famous Grouse’ has made its entry into the Indian market and will be available in select stores across Delhi, UP, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Goa, and Assam. Brought in India by Kyndal Group, the spirit brings together the finest ingredients creating a natural drink from handcrafted […]

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An artist’s ode to floral beauty

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 4 (IANSlife) A long-awaited solo exhibition of drawings by Delhi-based artist Chameli Ramachandran, titled ‘Flowers Bloom, Flowers Wither Away, Flowers Bloom Again’ is on view at Vadehra Art Gallery through mid-February 2021. It opens January 8. Ramachandran, born in 1940 in Santiniketan, has always nurtured an immersive and entrancing relationship […]

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Your 2021 Annual Horoscope

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANSlife) What changes will the new year bring to your life? Based on your sun sign and the stars, we are all impacted by different planets at different parts of the year. Read on to find out how your new year is going to be. Inputs from Astrologer Heena Gokhru from […]

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A recap of the highlights of 2020

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 31 (IANSlife) While the year 2020 would always be remembered for the havoc the pandemic created for humankind, it also become momentous as it marked several events which brought cheer to life. From celebrities tying the knots to some getting pregnant and many Bollywood stars venturing into OTT platforms, 2020 […]

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How celebs are ringing in the New Year

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANSlife) Ending a year full of stress, many Bollywood stars have decided to welcome a brand New Year and enjoying the holidays at their favourite destinations. From Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora and Karisma Kapoor, Instagram has been flooded with their pictures, giving us […]

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Five year-end reads by women authors

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANSlife) From what keeps women out of the workplace, to stories that connect law and humanity, here are five female authors to end your year and with. ‘Yours Legally’ by Sonia Sahijwani ‘Yours Legally’ is a collection of six short stories related to the interesting and unusual field of law narrated […]

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India Fashion Awards announces 2nd edition

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANSlife) After the success of its previous edition, India Fashion Awards is all set to return with its second season on February 20, 2021. It recognizes individuals who have contributed to the fashion industry with their creativity and innovative ideas under categories like as Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year, Trendsetter […]

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Style and sustainability

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 25 (IANSlife) The pandemic has brought certain lifestyle modifications — first time consumers of eco-friendly products and consciously adopting change which has translated in bigger markets for sustainable fashion brands, says Pankaj Khabiya, co-founder and product head at Ethik, a cruelty free fashion brand for men. He says that post […]

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International brand launches 2021 collection in India

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 25 (IANSlife) Lifestyle brand Swiss Military launched its 2021 collection in India that comprises travel gear, writing instruments, leather/PU, apparels, electronics, men’s grooming, health, sunglasses and miscellaneous accessories. Ashok Sawhney, World Wide Chairman Swiss Military, says: “Our vision is to create a global brand through our constantly changing and innovative […]

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Warm Cocktails and Christmas

New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANSlife) Christmas is here! Bringing with it a chill in the air and a reminder that the year is soon coming to an end, the season of holidays pours warmth and joy. Whether you are planning your next movie night, karaoke session at-home, or an intimate gathering, a warm cocktail by […]

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Modern British Art evening sale

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, Dec 24 (IANSlife) Sir Winston Churchills Scene at Marrakech (circa 1935, estimate: (300,000-500,000) will highlight the Modern British Art Evening Sale, which takes place on 1 March 2021 by auction house Christie’s. The painting was a gift from Churchill to Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, one of the most distinguished generals […]

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Add these teleplays to your watch list

New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANSlife) From thrillers to slice-of-life narratives to comedies to social dramas, teleplays cover a whole gamut of the quintessential human experiences with something special for everyone. Here is a December playlist where you will find both timeless tales and potential favourites. Sir Sir Sarla Makrand Deshpande’s much-loved classic, ‘Sir Sir Sarla’ […]

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Christmas Restaurant Listings

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Dec 24 (IANSlife) Usher in the festivities with a host of celebratory indulgences, culinary offerings and gourmet treats across restaurants. 1. Taj City Centre Gurugram Ring in the festive cheer with celebratory offerings at Culina 44. Enjoy a sumptuous feast themed for the occasion offering global and local flavours, classic cocktails, live […]

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89% Indians keen to resume travel: Survey

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Dec 23 (IANSlife) A combination of lockdown fatigue and strong pent-up demand, coupled with positive sentiment due to announcements about the vaccine saw 89 percent respondents displaying keen interest to resume travel, finds a new survey. The Second Holiday Readiness Report (December 2020) added that 11 percent are unsure or undecided. Thomas […]

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Say goodbye to these 2020 decor trends

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 22 (IANSlife) The year 2020 was a havoc as the pandemic took over the whole world. Many trends evolved during the lockdown, from Dalogna coffee to Bollywood gossip… and people spent every moment inside their homes realising the need to re-decorate and rearrange their interiors. But the thing about trends […]

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Best winter superfoods

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 20 (IANSlife) During winters, the resultant heat loss demands compensatory strategies resulting in increased food intake for its thermic effect. Cold weather leads to a drop in our body temperature, stimulating our appetites. This is because intake of food helps to generate internal heat, subsequently leading to a rise in […]

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Minimalism in home design

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANSlife) In the journey of an eventful and fulfilling life, ‘less is more’ sometimes goes beyond the fundamental idea of decluttering a private realm like your home. It becomes about details that reflect the evolution of your personality, and precious values that have stood the test of time. The Pure Concept […]

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Offbeat experiences in desi locales

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANSlife) One-of-a-kind activities designed and hosted by locals gives you a feel of the destination like nothing else can. Airbnb Experiences go beyond the activities themselves and offer a deep-dive into the local host’s world through their passion. Hosts offer their guests special knowledge, unique skills, and inside access to local […]

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Blenders Pride wins 3 international awards

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Dec 16 (IANSlife) Seagram’s Blenders Pride, an Indian whisky by Pernod Richard, has won three of the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions — Gold Award at Monde Selection 2020, Gold Medal at The Fifty Best, and Bronze Medal at London Spirits Competition 2020. Monde Selection is the only quality institute in the […]

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The growing culture of online dating in India

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Dec 16 (IANSlife) The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined the rules for online dating in the country. With the enforced lockdown restrictions and social distancing norms in place, virtual dating has slowly become the new ‘Favourite’ among Indian singles. The effect can be very well witnessed across dating platforms as they experienced a […]

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All you need to know about lung cancer

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) Lungs play a significant role in the human body. The increase in air contamination and poor lifestyle choices contrarily influence the lungs’ wellbeing, which can lead to deadly diseases like cancer, say doctors. Lung cancer is now a significant health concern and accounts for about 13 percent of all new […]

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Miss Bahrain shares fashion tips

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) India-born Miss Bahrain and fashion influencer Pryanca Talukdar says she is all about minimalism with an edge and loves details. In an interview with IANSlife, the fashionista, who recently collaborated with denim brand Freakins to launch its latest collection, shares few styling tips for the collection and also […]

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The wardrobe refresh sale is back

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANSlife) What better time than now to shop for the most stylish apparel, accessories, beauty essentials and more. Amazon Fashion’s eight edition of the Wardrobe Refresh Sale unveils deals for customers across a wide selection from fashion and beauty brands. The sale starts from December 16 and goes on December 20, […]

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Tips for a Christmas home makeover

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANSlife) Festive makeovers of your abode can add a unique charm to your festivities and celebrations. With Christmas around the corner, decorate your home and recreate the Christmas and year-end warmth without breaking the bank. Entrepreneur Suruchi Khanna, Founder of Sana Furnishings by Suruchi Khanna, gives you the tips to give […]

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Sonu Sood to moderate new startup show

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) Bollywood actor Sonu Sood would be moderating a start-up show that aims to empower Indian start-ups. Kuberan’s House has announced its upcoming entrepreneurship-themed show which will source, streamline and showcase innovative start-up ideas from across India. The platform will help the entrepreneurs to get the investment from the […]

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New online exhibition, film festival on indigenous wool and pastoralism

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) With a focus on the indigenous wool story and wool artisans of India,’Desi Oon’, an online exhibition-sale currently ongoing, will feature vignettes of India’s rich diversity of indigenous wool and woollens, created by an ecosystem of herders, hand spinners, weavers, felters and dyers. Presented by Centre for Pastoralism, […]

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Indian educationist launches literacy program for out-of-school children, adults

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Dec 12 (IANSlife) Global Dream Shaala, an initiative for providing free education to out of school children starting with Uttar Pradesh, launched earlier this week on Human Rights Day. The initiative will promote functional literacy and numeracy among masses, and was born out of an observation of underprivileged children aged 6-14 unable […]

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The ReFashion Hub: Starting ‘Fair Fashion Movement’ in India

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 12 (IANSlife) Kickstarting a ‘Fair Fashion Movement’ in India, fashion campaign ‘RE: Think, Act, Create’ has launched The ReFashion Hub — a convening platform that brings together voices from both mainstream fashion and sustainable fashion. The Hub functions as a dialogue platform that engages leading thought leaders, fashion businesses, industry […]

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Understanding Urticaria

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 11 (IANSlife) If you tuned into the latest Bollywood-related show on a streaming service over the weekend, you must have come across various health-related issues the ladies face, from air sickness, to skin aging and a certain condition known as Urticaria. Dr Smriti Naswa Singh, Consultant Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund […]

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Yoga for firm face and glowing skin

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Dec 11 (IANSlife) In our day-to-day beauty regime, psychological peace and spiritual balance play a relevant role. We never think but most of our skin problem are due to various imbalance in our body fluids, blood circulation, no exercise and stress too. Apart from its innumerable health benefits, Yoga also helps to […]

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Road trips with ITC Hotels

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, Dec 11 (IANSlife) For Delhiites weekend getaways and road trips may not involve the sandy beaches of Goa, but with Jaipur and Agra less than a 300 km drive away, there’s a lot to explore. Jaipur one of the biggest city of Rajasthan offers history, tradition and shopping. With stunning […]

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Yogic lifestyle for winters

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Dec 10 (IANSlife) As winter comes along, the air gets crisp and dry. That has a direct effect on the metabolic functioning of the body. Yoga and Ayurveda strongly advocate to adapt with the changing seasons; hence it becomes important to make the necessary changes to your diet and exercise. Nishtha […]

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