• OMG! Shah Rukh Khan To Perform at Mukesh Ambani’s Daughter, Isha’s Wedding?

    Well-placed sources inform us that Shah Rukh Khan along with a host of other celebs is going to entertain attendees of the night

  • India's 'surgical strikes' in Kashmir: Truth or illusion?

    India made headlines in late September after carrying out "surgical strikes" on militants across the de-facto border in disputed Kashmir. Days earlier insurgents had attacked an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing 18 soldiers. Tensions spiked as India blamed Pakistan. Supporters of the Indian government said the army's strikes had taught Pakistan a long-awaited lesson - but Islamabad dismissed the reports as an "illusion". The BBC's M Ilyas Khan visited the border area to find out what actually happened. What did Indian troops do? Despite the use of the term "surgical strikes", the Indians definitely did not airdrop commandos to hit "launching pads of militants" inside Pakistani-held

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  • Mahira Khan will cost Rs. 5 crores for producer Ritesh Sidhwani, for Raees

    Couple of hours ago we reported that Mahira Khan will continue to be a part of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees, contrary to the rumours of her exit. However, in the wake of the producers guild assuring that they would abide by the conditions that were discussed in the meeting held today, we believe that the makers of the film will have to pay a sum worth Rs. 5 crores for having a Pakistani actress in the film. As mentioned before, Raees marks the debut of Mahira Khan in Bollywood. The film has been in the making for the past two years and with the latest ban over Pakistani artists, Raees was supposed to incur heavy losses. However, arriving at a compromise today, Raj Thackeray who continues

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  • "Karan Johar should not have apologised" - Naseeruddin Shah

    While Bollywood has been divided between groups, for and against the ban of Pakistani artists, yet another actor who is miffed with the ban is none other than Naseeruddin Shah. He is one of those who believe that art and politics should not be mixed and hence has slammed MNS over the same. Reportedly, Naseeruddin Shah stated that film industry is an easy target for politicians to impose their decisions. He stressed on the point there has been no action taken on the diplomatic front of our relations with Pakistan neither are we in state of art nor have we sealed our borders. He also took to social media to add, “I’m no fan of Karan Johar, but I’ll definitely watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, because I

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  • BJP Will Ruin Country: Arvind Kejriwal on Devendra Fadnavis' Role in ADHM Row

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday lashed out at the BJP over his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis' role in mediating talks between the MNS and filmmakers in ensuring release of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. "BJP will ruin the country," Kejriwal tweeted, agreeing to another post that described the solutions arrived at as "extortionist". MNS chief Raj Thackeray has faced flak from various quarters, including the Army, over his conditions that filmmakers who worked with Pakistani actors have to comply with including a contribution of Rs 5 crore to the Army welfare fund. Fadnavis has also been facing criticism from the Opposition parties for

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  • Hrithik Roshan speaks on his struggle with depression

    You recently spoke about your struggle with depression? Mental health is important. We all know that, but when it comes down to talking about matters like depression or OCD or anxiety  I feel people find it difficult to seek help even if it is from a close friend, because of a wrong presumption that it is weakness or the person’s fault or that it makes them less in some form. This stigma needs to be destroyed. Why didn’t you speak about your depression before? I have never suffered clinical depression. But we all know what depression feels like, we all have been there or will experience it at some point in our life. There is no escaping the dark side of life. So you haven’t experienced depression

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  • A Tiny Kerala Island Made It to Nat Geo’s World Destinations List Thanks to This Woman Entrepreneur

    The backwaters in Kerala are popular among tourists from all over the world for their lush scenery, slow-moving waters, and serene atmosphere. Recently, National Geographic announced that the sunset in Kakkathuruthu, a tiny island on Vembanad lake in Kerala, is one of the best experiences a tourist can have `Around the World in 24 Hours'. The magazine's article `Around the World in 24 Hours', has featured Norway at 12 am, Hawaii at 5 am, Paris at 6 am, San Francisco at 7 am, Abu Dhabi at 8 am, Melbourne at 9 am, New York at 8 pm, Budapest (Hungary) at 10 pm, and Kakkathuruthu in Kerala at 6 pm, among other destinations, to give a window into what different places in the world look like. Maneesha Panicker is the woman who fetched this quaint island international recognition. Maneesha runs Kayal, the only property for tourists on the island, as a part of her company – Silk Route Escapes, which offers custom tours of Kerala. When she first visited the island two years ago, the only way to access it was through a traditional rowboat. Around one thousand people live on the island situated in Eramallur, which is a half hour drive from Kochi. Construction work around the island is restricted by Coastal Regulation Zone rules. Maneesha, who left her job in New York to open Kayal, told The Times of India, “When we established Kayal, our idea was to have a small space here with minimal impact on nature and to involve local people in the functioning of our resort." In an attempt to make the tourists’ stay as authentic as possible, the team at Kayal engages the locals to participate in various programmes such as interactive theatre performances. They source their produce from local farmers and fishermen, and use only recycled material to build the cottages. "The best thing that the NatGeo team liked about the island was the sunset, which they watched from a traditional rowboat on the calm waters," Maneesha added. According to Maneesha, Kayal, the boutique hotel/resort, also received the Conde Naste Traveller award for the best lakeside lodge in the world and Kakkathuruthu was featured in David Rocco’s popular celebrity cook show. When the NatGeo team visited Kakkathuruthu, they were astonished by the rustic feel of the island, its untouched greenery and the magazine photographers captured the sunset on the island when "the shadows lengthen and the sky shifts from pale blue to sapphire." NatGeo Expeditions went on to describe the stunning sunsets, which are accompanied by a flurry of sari-clad women returning home in shallow boats and fishermen who light lamps and cast nets.   Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. NEW: Click here to get positive news on Whatsapp!

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  • It's Not Mushkil For Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma To Steal Your Dil

    Filmmaker Karan Johar and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil's leading ladies Aishwarya Rai Bahchan and Anushka Sharma attended a panel discussion at ongoing Mumbai film festival on October 22.

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  • Jackie Shroff's real life house to be portrayed in Tiger Shroff's Munna Michael

    Looks like Tiger Shroff is all set to revive his father’s real life on the big screen by shooting at the iconic locations close to Jackie Shroff’s heart. Earlier we had reported that Tiger will play the role of a street dancer from Teen Batti, the gully where Jackie stayed once upon a time and now we hear that Tiger will also shoot in the house which once belonged to his father. From what we hear, Tiger Shroff will be shooting in the one room apartment where Jackie Shroff used to stay during his initial days. However, it is being said that a lot of stuff have to be moved and a large crew will be set up there before the shooting kick starts. On the other hand, there has been a tad bit of change

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  • Amy Jackson & Sushant Singh Rajput snapped at the airport | Parties & Events

    Browse Amy Jackson & Sushant Singh Rajput snapped at the airport Photos at Parties & Events. Download Amy Jackson & Sushant Singh Rajput snapped at the airport photos at Parties & Events at Bollywood Hungama

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  • Delhi's Ritu Arora wins Rs 50 lakh for oats-based recipe

    New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Delhi-based Ritu Arora won Rs 50 lakh by creating oats-based recipes in Quaker Bring Your Tastiest Bowl contest. Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna curated the finale and adjudged the winner of the best recipe, read a statement. Of the 14, Khanna selected the top three dishes that took the contestants to the final round.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and MNS fight resolved, but with preconditions

    While the film deals with nothing but Bollywood romance, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil turned out to be the most controversial film of the year, courtesy the presence of Fawad Khan. Karan Johar, who has been seeing abuses hurled at him by MNS for taking a Pakistani artist in his film, can finally heave a sigh of relief as a recent meeting with Raj Thackeray may have proved beneficial for the release of his next film. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil faced the consequence of the ensuing tension between India and Pakistan after the Uri attacks in Jammu & Kashmir in September. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, since then, have constantly been protesting against the release of the film as well as pressurizing the government to

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  • Kashmiris ready to sacrifice their lives, not motherland, says PoK leader

    Brussels [Belgium], Oct. 23 (ANI): Taking strong exception to the atrocities committed by the Pakistan authorities on the people of occupied Kashmir (PoK), United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) leader Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri has said Kashmiris could die but won't compromise on their motherland. Today is also a day to remember brave Kashmiri mujahids (people performing Jihad) Master Abdul Aziz and Maqbool Sherwani, who fought back Kabailis.

  • I'll be proud to work with Pakistani artistes: Mahika Sharma

    Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Amid of the growing tensions between India and Pakistan, former Miss Teen Northeast Mahika Sharma, who has been a part of various charities and NGOs, says banning Pakistani artistes is like "restricting" art. The attack was followed by surgical attacks that India conducted across the LoC. As for Pakistan, it does not have much to give to their citizens, hence their citizens are forced to take their talent to other countries," she added.

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  • Kerala dress code row: "Why not 'mundus' for men, if 'sarees' for women"

    Trivandrum [India], Oct. 22 (ANI): Amid the furore over the ban on women from wearing jeans at the government medical college in Trivandrum, the Confederation of Medical College Doctors has called on the education centre to create a dress code with a rationale and without any discrimination. Speaking to ANI here, member of the Confederation of Medical College Doctors Santhosh Kumar said that there is no problem in an institution having a dress code, but the problem arises when it is rife with discrepancies and discriminations. "For example, what is wrong with jeans as everyone is comfortable and it is worn by all in Kerala.

  • 8 Things You Should Never Keep in Your Wallet

    With just your name and Social Security number, identity thieves can open new credit accounts and make costly purchases in your name. If they can get their hands on (and doctor) a government-issued photo ID of yours, they can do even more damage, such as opening new bank accounts. The last thing you want to be wondering as you're reporting a stolen wallet is, "What exactly did I have in there?" Your Social Security Card...

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  • Jayalalithaa interacting now, responding 'remarkably' to treatment: Apollo Hospital

    Chennai [India], Oct. 22 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao visited ailing Chief Minister Jayalalitha at the Apollo Hospitals here on Saturday, where he was briefed about the treatment given to her and was informed that she was interacting now and responding to treatment remarkably. Apollo Hospitals Chairman Dr. Reddy said that Jayalalithaa is being treated by a team of experts consisting of doctors from Critical Care Group, Senior Cardiologist, Senior Respiratory Physician, Senior Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and dieticians. Jayalalithaa has been kept under the close observation of a specialist from London, besides three-member team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi.

  • Ajay Devgn abides by COEAI’s appeal, will help Uri martyrs

    In the wake of the Uri attacks, a controversy erupted in Bollywood, dividing it into varied opinions as certain filmmakers and even actors came out to demand a ban on Pakistani artists from the industry. Ajay Devgn who has been supporting the ban since the start has now decided to even follow the appeal made by Cinema Owners & Exhibitors’ Association of India. COEAI, a day ago, appealed to the filmmakers and producers who are releasing films this Diwali to donate their first day collections to the families of Uri martyrs. Ajay Devgn, who is looking forward to the release of his much ambitious venture Shivaay, has reportedly given a nod for the same. The actor, who has also directed and produced

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  • Kabir Khan having a tiff with Salman Khan? Find out the truth here

    Nowhere is there more internal strife and jealousy than in entertainment industry. As a close friend of Salman Khan says wryly, “Here they can’t bear to see any two persons being close – that’s why there are these rumours of Kabir Khan and Salman Khan fighting during Tubelight. After two blockbusters and one more on the way it is time to separate them before they make a fourth money-spinner together.” Kabir completely rubbishes the rift rumours. When I contacted him for a response to the stories doing the rounds about his fights with Salman, Kabir’s terse reaction was, “This is complete rubbish. In fact I’m about to leave for my shooting today.” While Kabir Khan will say no more, a close friend

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  • A ‘Starbucks’ in Rural Karnataka – Tea Seller Offers Free Internet with a Cup of Chai worth Rs 5!

    Syed Khadar Basha, a 23-year-old tea vendor in Siruguppa town of Ballari district in Karnataka, came up with an interesting idea to attract customers. He purchased an Internet router with an unlimited data plan this September and is offering free data usage for 30 minutes to customers who buy a cup of tea worth Rs. 5. And it’s working. A long queue of customers is seen outside his shop all throughout the day and his sales have increased by four times since then. All a customer has to do is buy a cup of tea, log in, and access the Internet. But according to Khadar’s policy, one customer can log in only once in a day. From 100 cups daily before he launched this scheme, he is now selling 400 cups. Picture for representation only. Source: Flickr Most of his customers are college students from remote villages. While having conversations with then, the tea-seller found out that they get about Rs. 100 as pocket money each, and it is not enough to buy data pack. This was when he came up with the idea of helping then in a way that they will be able to use the Internet and he will generate revenues as well. He purchased the router and other accessories for Rs, 3,000 and spends Rs. 1,700 each month on data pack. With the speed of one to two MBps, he is able to connect 10 to 15 customers at one time. Having studied only till Class 10, Khadar is happy to help other students. "Offering free data in cities like Bengaluru may not be a big thing especially when we have free WiFi zones and also a few mobile operators offering free data. But, when we think of a remote town like Siruguppa, internet penetration is pretty low. These days, many people are buying smartphones as they are getting addicted to social media or they want to access their mails," he told The Times of India. Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

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