• I am botoxed, so are most people in industry: Karan Johar

    Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who admits he has taken the botox way for his face, says that going under knife is a well hidden secret of Bollywood. The filmmaker, whose movie "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" released on Friday after a lot of hullabaloo, admitted getting the cosmetic procedure in a special video -- which he shot to talk about the forthcoming season of popular talk show "Koffee with Karan season 5".

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  • Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor & Rhea Kapoor snapped post lunch at Hakkasan | Parties & Events

    Browse Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor & Rhea Kapoor snapped post lunch at Hakkasan Photos at Parties & Events. Download Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor & Rhea Kapoor snapped post lunch at Hakkasan photos at Parties & Events at Bollywood Hungama

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  • Salman Khan’s family celebrates Ayush Sharma’s birthday | Parties & Events

    Browse Salman Khan’s family celebrates Ayush Sharma’s birthday Photos at Parties & Events. Download Salman Khan’s family celebrates Ayush Sharma’s birthday photos at Parties & Events at Bollywood Hungama

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  • "It's a miracle you've made it so far" - Ellen to Priyanka Chopra

    Ellen Show is definitely one of the most watched chat shows in the world. Any and every celebrity considers it as a status symbol if he/she makes it to the coveted couch. Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Oscars in 2014 and the famous selfie that she took with the choicest group of Hollywood actors became the most retweeted tweet of 2014 since it was retweeted 3.3 million times. So when Priyanka Chopra made it to the Ellen Show it was big deal and Chopra made a splash but was also treated to some trademark wry Ellen sense of humor. Ellen probed Priyanka about her stint at the Miss India pageant. Chopra in her trademark fun style narrated how she became Miss India at 17 and then a Miss World at 18. When

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  • Salman Khan’s Bodyguard Shera Speaks Up On Assault Charges!

    Yesterday, Salman Khan's bodyguard, Shera landed in trouble when he was alleged of thrashing a man using his pistol in a pub. A complaint was registered against him at the DN Nagar police station under Section 326 and Section 323 of the Indian Penal Code. Akhtar Qureshi, a cell phone dealer and two of his friends were traveling in an Audi when they noticed Shera near his car at Indian Oil Nagar.

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  • China says boycott of its goods will hurt Indian consumers

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Reacting to current attempts for boycott of Chinese goods in India, the Chinese embassy here on Thursday said such actions will not only hurt the sale of Chinese goods but also hit consumers here. "In the long run, boycott will not only hurt Chinese goods sale, but also cause negative impact on the consumers in India," a Chinese embassy statement said. "Without proper substitutes, the biggest losers of the boycott of Chinese goods will be Indian traders and consumers," Counsellor Xie Liyan said in the statement posted on the embassy website.

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  • Read what advice Sunny Deol has for his son Karan and other newcomers

    Now that it has been officially announced that Sunny Deol would be launching son Karan Deol with romantic musical Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, preparations are in full swing at Deol household to ensure that the third generation is completely groomed before the call of ‘action’. “And one thing that definitely cannot be compromised is something as basic as this – acting’,” says a senior member of the family, “Otherwise aajkal ye bachche kar kya rahe hain? Six packs bana rahe hain. Haircut par dhyaan de rahe hain. Martial arts par saara focus hai. Theek hai, you need all of these but then to a certain extent when it comes to your first film. Log aapki acting dekhne aa rahe hain aakhir. Okay, so films are

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  • Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt give special gifts to Dear Zindagi crew

    Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Dear Zindagi is all about living the life to the fullest. The teasers and posters present a good camaraderie between SRK and Alia. It has been only a few days since the cast and crew of Dear Zindagi wrapped up the movie. At the wrap-up party, Shah Rukh and Alia made really sweet gestures for the crew and presented them with some parting gifts and personalized notes. One of the crew members informed that it was gracious of them to give them memorabilia. SRK gave them (assistant directors, HODs, technicians and junior artistes) headphones, wireless stereos and books with personalized notes. It was amazing to see that how SRK remembered things from conversations

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  • SHOCKING: Kamaal R Khan posts movie clip of Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay on Twitter

    A while back, Kamaal R Khan (KRK) was embroiled in a controversy when Ajay Devgn released an audio clip where in KRK was heard stating that he had received monetary compensation from Karan Johar to pan the trailer of Shivaay. Post this, Ajay had demanded a formal investigation into the matter. For the uninitiated, Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil release on the same day as Shivaay. Well now we hear that the two, viz. Ajay Devgn and KRK are at logger heads once again. Apparently, Kamaal R Khan who has made it a mandate to watch Bollywood films in Dubai, since they release there first, did the same for Shivaay too. However, KRK took things a bit too far by posting video clip of Shivaay on his twitter

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  • Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza Goes Quickly Stale, Colors Needs Nayi Soch

    Is it all over for Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza? Or does it need yet another revamp? Colors needs to call for an urgent meeting with its Creative Heads

  • Ratan Tata Has a Case to Answer as Mistry Saga Unravels

    Here are five charges the founding-family scion needs to address.

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  • 6 Intriguing factors about Ae Dil Hai Mushkil you need to know

    1. The Ranbir-Aishwarya equation is intriguing….Are they in love? Or is it only lust? More importantly, are they playing the roles that Ranbir’s dad Rishi Kapoor and Raakhee Gulzar did in Doosra Aadmi? 2. Ranbir loves Anushka Sharma. But she loves Fawad Khan. So is Fawad playing a negative role? That, some Indians, would think to be poetic justice. 3. Ranbir Kapoor plays a singer. This is not the first time he has assumed that role. He earlier played a singer in Rockstar. But this is the first time he plays a part inspired by his Dad. Rishi Kapoor’s singer’s role in Karz is the inspiration for Ranbir’s singer’s role in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. So it’s Doosra Aadmi and Karz, a double Daddy’s day out

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  • Sonu Nigam Slams A Leading Daily For Calling Him A Mehfil Singer

    Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook take the celebrities closer to the masses like never before. It has become like a platform for celebrities and common man alike to use these mediums to share their opinions and sometimes even give curt clarifications. Recently, a widely read Indian daily reported that Sonu Nigam has been ‘spending a lot of time in Dubai these days’ and ‘raking in the moolah’.

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  • IITians Build Low-Cost Machine to Produce Sanitary Napkins & Help Keep Menstruating Girls in School

    A report from 2011, claims that only 12 % of India’s 335 million women use sanitary napkins while menstruating because of lack of access to good quality and affordable menstrual care products . A major reason for this is the fact that pads are generally manufactured using expensive machinery, which makes them unaffordable for many women living in rural India. In an attempt to address this issue, a product driven startup called Saral Designs developed machines, which they designed in-house so that they can start manufacturing good quality sanitary napkins at the decentralised level. The machines are easily replicable and can be set up within Rs. 10 lakh. This means that such units can be set up across India without middlemen. IITians Suhani Mohan and Kartik Mehta founded Saral Designs in June 2015. Suhani says, “While conducting some research in this field, we found out that 23 % of girls in India dropout from schools once they start menstruating due to the lack of proper facilities. They resort to using unhygienic material, which leads them to contracting reproductive tract infections. A lot of government schools and NGOs are creating awareness about hygienic menstrual practices, but the challenge is finding good quality products. Small-scale manufactures produce inexpensive pads but the material they use isn’t very good. And the number of pads that they make isn’t enough to sustain the costs borne by the company for electricity, manpower etc,.” The Saral team is made up of  nine young engineers from IITs, NITs and BITS Pilani and has around 15 people working on production and local sales. Suhani thinks of that their background in learning technology has been very useful in developing an easy to replicate, low-cost machine for producing sanitary napkins. She says, “We managed to make a machine that produces high-quality pads 30 times faster than the average. Our product is called Aisha Ultra XL, which are “ultra-thin pads with wings” and they are sold at Rs. 30 for a pack seven. The price is pretty low compared to other rival brands. We’ve been producing these pads for nine months and have managed to sell more than 2 Lakh pieces so far.” But aside from selling their products at pharmacies, the Saral team has reached out to women in living in villages in Maharashtra as well. Suhani says, “We have a team of 20 women, who go door-to-door and make girls aware of safe menstrual practises. They also let the girls try our products and sell it to them on a monthly basis if they like it. Additionally, we have distributed vending machines in schools and colleges across Mumbai.” The Saral team has also started partnering with NGOs in Karnataka and Chhattisgarh to make pads accessible to young women in remote villages. One such organisation is Shiksharth, an NGO working in the tribal dominated area called Sukma, Chattisgarh. With this partnership, they hope to educate 1000 girls about menstrual hygiene practices and provide them with one year’s worth supply of sanitary napkins. So, how this partnership happen? Suhani says, “In 2015, I met Ashish Shrivastava, the founder of Shiksharth while doing my Acumen fellowship. The Acumen fellowship is run by a US-based organisation that conducts fellowship programmes for leadership development. When Ashish did his Teach for India fellowship, he realised that girls in India, don’t drop out of school as much in urban areas as they do in tribal areas after they start menstruating. So he decided to move to Chattisgarh where this situation is very critical and set up a school. He’s fighting to convince families to let their daughters finish their education. We know that education is a way out of poverty and violence. Also, there is a need to remove the taboo around menstruation around such areas. So, we decided what better way to help these girls than by teaching them good practices and providing them with sanitary napkins.” The Saral team will train volunteers in Shiksharth to teach the girls in two batches -- the first would be made up of students between 6th-10th standard and the other will have students between 8th-9th standard. The curriculum for hygienic menstrual practices includes modules on reproductive biology and other relevant information about keeping their bodies clean while they are menstruating. Suhani says, “We’ve included information from UNICEF and Menstrupedia in the curriculum. But we also try and remove local superstitions/taboos surrounding the topic through playful intervention in the form of games and questionnaires. If we manage to successfully train the volunteers at Shiksharth, it would mean that our project would be sustainable over a long period of time as well.” You can help 1,000 girls in Sukma continue their higher education despite having their periods, by donating here. 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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  • Struggling Indian savers threaten Modi's growth ambition

    By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Suvashree Choudhury NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - For India's dream of taking the baton of global growth from China, its savings rate is flashing a warning sign. Gross national savings as a percent of the South Asian nation's gross domestic product will slip this year to 30.2 percent, the lowest since 2003, and fall further over the next two years, the International Monetary Fund forecasts. Since companies use domestic savings to fund their capital spending, the fall would increase their vulnerability to external risks - such as uncertainty over the U.S. presidential election or the prospect of monetary tightening there - that could staunch the flow of cheap investment dollars to emerging markets such as India.

  • On the Sets: Akshay Kumar and Tapsee shoot for Naam Shabana

    On the Sets: Akshay Kumar and Tapsee shoot for Naam Shabana. Read about On the Sets: Akshay Kumar and Tapsee shoot for Naam Shabana at Bollywood Hungama.

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  • I wouldn't hire James Bond, says real British spy chief

    Despite his unrivalled record for single-handedly saving the world from disaster while seducing beautiful women along the way, James Bond would not get a job as a British spy, the head of external intelligence agency MI6 has said. Alex Younger said real spies had to cope with complex moral and physical challenges in the most forbidding environments on Earth, which would rule out the agent known as 007 because he lacked a strong ethical core. "In contrast to James Bond, MI6 officers are not for taking moral shortcuts," Younger said in an interview published on Black History Month, a website dedicated to Britain's annual celebration of its black culture and heritage.

  • Fit and fine Jacqueline Fernandez shakes a leg with Hrithik Roshan

    A week ago we had reported that Jacqueline Fernandez was admitted to the hospital owing to high fever. Amidst her work commitments that suffered a minor setback was also the shoot of the reality show of ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’. The shoot of the same was scheduled this week which had Hrithik Roshan making a guest appearance Hrithik Roshan appeared on the show for the promotions of his forthcoming release Kaabil whose trailer released two days ago. Interestingly, he has also been a judge of a dance reality show. His presence definitely added the required festivity in the dance reality show and all the judges were seen shaking a leg with the superstar including Jacqueline Fernandez. Despite her illness,

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  • Watch: Priyanka Chopra talks about India and working with hot men in Baywatch

    Priyanka Chopra is living the dream of every person. After The Ellen Show appearance this week, Priyanka Chopra hopped onto next talk show, Chelsea show hosted by Chelsea Handler. On the show, Priyanka Chopra talked about her high school life in Massachusetts and juggling work between Bollywood and Hollywood. She recapped her Oscars debut when she knew so little about Hollywood pop culture. As Chelsea’s second season of the show will be in India, Priyanka volunteered to help her out to gather more information about our country and the big names here. Priyanka, later, moved onto talking about Baywatch movie and how it was hard not to look at Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. She also talked about

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  • England name squad for India tour, James Anderson left out from 16-man team

    James Anderson, England's all-time leading wicket-taker has been left out of the country's initial 16-man squad for the upcoming five-match Test series against India, which starts on 9 November. The Lancashire bowler who missed two Test matches against Pakistan due to a shoulder injury will continue to undergo treatment for his shoulder. In addition to Anderson, opening batsman Alex Hales has also been left out of the squad after deciding against travelling to Bangladesh for the Three Lions tour this month.

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