Juhi Chawla is revelling in the reviews of her latest release Gulaab Gang, in which she has played a negative role for the first time.
I am loving the hate. For the first time, I'm actually glad you could hate me, Juhi posted on her Twitter page, along with the links of reviews where she has been lauded for playing a villain in the women-oriented movie.
Thank you very very much...Am amazed and grateful for the overwhelming response to the movie 'Gulaab Gang'. Thank you ALL, she had posted earlier.
Gulaab Gang is reportedly based on the life of activist Sampat Pal, who formed the Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh.
The movie, which even stars Madhuri Dixit, released Friday, a day before International Women's Day.
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KUALA LUMPUR/HANOI (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, presumed crashed, as ships and planes from countries closest to its flight path scoured a large search area for any wreckage.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has avoided talking about the 2002 riots while touring Gujarat because everyone knows what happened in 2002, party leader Manish Sisodia said Saturday.In any case, Kejriwal and he (Sisodia) were in Gujarat to verify claims of all round development made by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, said the former Delhi minister here.Modi has been going around the country for one year and claiming that he has eradicated corruption and brought development to Gujarat. But we came to know after coming here that whatever he was saying is a bubble, Sisodia told a television channel.The two Aam Aadmi Party leaders are on a study tour of Gujarat. Kejriwal, a former Delhi chief minister, is slated to address a rally here Saturday.Sisodia said the entire country knew what happened in 2002 in Gujarat when the death of 59 Hindus in a train burning in Godhra led to widespread communal riots leaving more than 1,000 people dead. What happened in 2002 was a blot for our country, Sisodia said. But everyone knows Modis version and the countrys version of those events.
His half-sleeved kurta, the panache with which he carries off the Nehru jacket and his clean and crisp dressing style makes Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi the favourite of designers, who feel that he always puts his best fashion foot forward.
The Lok Sabha poll will be held in nine phases from April 7 to May 12. And politicians will be out in full force to gain confidence of the masses. Whatever may be the election results, fashion designers vote for Modi as their favourite best-dressed politician.
Known for mostly donning a half-sleeved kurta and pyjama in shades of blue and orange, the Gujarat chief minister has, at least in the fashion sweepstakes, certainly defeated politicians like Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal.
I feel Narendra Modi is the most well-dressed amongst them all. Just like his visionary approach, his fashion sensibility also reflects in his clean and crisp dressing style. He carries himself with elan and has a certain aura about himself, designer Poonam Bajaj told IANS.
Modi has been chief minister since 2001 and has been severely criticised for the 2002 Gujarat violence but still has strong supporters and is given credit for the state's economic growth.
In addition to designers' votes, merchandise store Bluegape.com also favours the Gujarat chief minister. The Hyderabad-based store says 8,360 out of its 10,000 users bought NaMO merchandise.
In Mumbai 5,869 out of 10,000 users bought NaMO merchandise, while Delhi and Bangalore favoured AAP as 7,165 out of 10,000 users bought the party's merchandise.
Asked to pick her favourite, designer Pooja Motwani promptly said: Of course Narendra Modiji. His style of carrying the Nehru jacket, which is really in nowadays...youngsters and elders everyone is following the trend. His kurta styles are good too.
Fashion organisation India Federation for Fashion Development's designer Swati Mehrotra liked his real Indian politician look. Modi's Jawahar jacket and khadi kurta is the real Indian political look, she said.
Designer Ritu Chabbra too voted for Modi's khadi apparel. He is always properly dressed. The kind of clothes he wears are made of khadi, which gives a patriotic feel, she said.
A Modi follower has also launched a website titled modimania.com, which offers kurtas and accessories inspired by the politician.
The website was launched in the last week of December 2013. It's been doing well since then. We offer Modi kurtas in seven to eight colours like black, sky blue and dark blue apart from mugs, t-shirts and other products, said Janardan Tiwari, its founder and promoter.
He chose to sell such kurtas through the site because he wanted the apparel to reach the masses.
These types of kurtas are also available at Ahmedabad's Jade Blue, but the prices are very high. They cost around Rs.5,000. You can find the same type on our site for between Rs. 899 and Rs. 1200, Tiwari pointed out.
If Modi's fashion sensibilities have won over many, this can't be said about Rahul Gandhi, son of late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi who was known for his distinctive style.
But Rahul Gandhi, 43, likes to keep it simple and mostly appears in white kurta-pajama at political events and rallies. Designers believe he needs to try something new.
Rahul Gandhi is always seen in white. And white is not colorful and bright, said Chabbra.
Bajaj suggests more structured clothes to him.
I feel that Rahul Gandhi can experiment with his way of dressing. With age being in his favour, he can opt for more structured clothes, said Bajaj.
While Gandhi's wardrobe needs more colour, Kejriwal needs to improve too, said Chabbra and added: Arvind Kejriwal is always shabbily dressed. He looks like a sarkari babu.
The former Delhi chief minister's muffler and sweater might reflect his grounded style, but some from the fashion industry beg to differ.
Mehrotra said he should go for a wardrobe makeover. The first thing he should shun is his trademark muffler and get some real clothes.
Indian politicians are often recognised by their well-ironed kurta pyjamas and Motwani suggested Kejriwal should go for a khadi-cotton combination a la other politicians.
Kejriwal needs an overhauling in terms of his dressing sense; he should be more into formal wear, said Bajaj.
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Ahmedabad, Mar 8: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has avoided talking about the 2002 riots while touring Gujarat because everyone knows what happened in 2002, party leader Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.In any case, Kejriwal and he (Sisodia) were in Gujarat to
Chennai, Mar 8: Accusing the Centre of giving an ineffective and weak response over fishermen issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to secure immediate release of all fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan authorities in
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, scheduled to participate in the India Today Conclave, today expressed surprise after a chartered plane was provided to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to attend the event.I didnt know India Today organises charters for people on tight schedules to get to Delhi, Id have asked for 1 instead of flying budget :), Abdullah posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.The remark was in an apparent reference to Kejriwal being flown to Delhi from Jaipur this evening in a chartered aircraft to attend the conclave.In another tweet, he said: That having been said Im looking forward to my session at the India Today conclave tomorrow morning.The Aam Aadmi Party leader, who has been attacking major political leaders for using chartered aircraft of corporates, created flutter by travelling in such an aircraft himself.In a statement, the conclaves organiser India Today Group said: This is not the first charter that has been organised by the group in the last 13 years nor will it hopefully be the last.
A woman is a giver who puts her wishes after everyone else’s. This can at times result in her overlooking the tiny dark spot on her cheek or the slight emergence of a frown line on her temple. Not being on her priority list, these things often go unnoticed until it’s too late. So this Women’s Day, take a pledge to take care of yourself by being beautiful not just internally but also on the outside. These expert tips will help you take the plunge.
Dr Jaishree Sharad (Celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist and VP of the Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India)
- Feed your skin with a moisturiser and sunblock every day.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol.
- Gorge on brightly coloured fruits and vegetables as they are rich in antioxidants.
- Pamper yourself with a skin treatment once a month.
- Most importantly, be proud of who you are, love yourself and be confident in your own skin, for you are unique and beautiful.
Danielle Collins (Leading Face Yoga Expert)
- Take out time every day to breathe deeply, cook healthy food and do face yoga.
- Think positively as when you feel good on the inside, you will radiate beauty on the outside.
Shuba Dharmana (Celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist and Hair Transplant Surgeon)
Beyond the twenties, genes don’t always play a role in the way one looks. It is really the care that one takes of themselves that plays a huge role in how one looks in their forties and fifties. Here are some tips you can follow:
- Always use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or more
- Use skincare products as per your skin type. If in doubt, consult a dermatologist
- Exfoliate at least once a week but avoid if you have very sensitive skin or active acne
- Get your beauty sleep of 8 hours a day
- Eat your 5 portions of fruit and veggies per day
- Eat a diet that is high in antioxidants
- Work out 4 times a week
- Practise yoga and meditation to combat stress
Anusuya Suresh (Post graduate in Pharmacy and author of Industrial Pharmacognosy)
- Focus on developing your inner self.
- Make it more confident, warm, giving and loving – and you are sure to glow with a surreal beauty that no cosmetics can match.
Kiran Lohia (US-trained MD specialising in dermatology)
- Stay simple! Don’t overdo your skin routine.
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser twice a day, moisturise and wear your sunblock.
Lisa Munlua (Senior Make-up Artist at Inglot India)
- Be confident, optimistic and always walk with your head held high.
- Carry a smile with you everywhere you go irrespective of what make-up you do as your smile is the best make-up.
So, all you ladies, take notice of your skin and make sure you keep it looking gorgeous at every age. TheHealthSite wishes you all a very Happy Women’s Day!
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A woman died due to suffocation caused by gas heater in her house at Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.
Shameema and her husband, Rayees Ahmad Lone, were found unconscious in their home at Sagipora village of Sopore yesterday, police said.
They said the couple was shifted to a hospital where Shameema was declared brought dead by doctors, while her husband was taken to SMHS hospital here for further treatment.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the couple fell unconscious due to the suffocation caused by the gas heater which they had kept on in their room for warmth.
The body of the deceased woman was handed over to her next of kin for last rites, police said.
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The S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE 50-issue CNX Nifty both ended the week at record closing high. The market gained in four out of five trading sessions.
The BSE index on Friday climbed 1.9 percent, or 405.92 points, after earlier setting a record high at 21,960.89 points. It zoomed 3.79 percent or 799.67 points for the week.
The broader NSE Nifty also hit all-time high of 6,537.80 points in intra-day trade, surpassed its previous high of 6,415.25 hit on Dec. 9 before closing at 6,526.65. During the week, the 50-unit CNX Nifty gained 249.70 points or 3.98 percent.
The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index moved higher by 193.02 points or 2.97 percent to 6,693.44 and the S&P BSE Small-Cap index rose 167.41 points or 2.6 percent to 6,612.45. Both these indices underperformed the Sensex.
For the year, foreign investors have bought a net USD 850 million in shares, after buying USD 20 billion worth last year.
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A group of intellectuals in Kerala has protested the alleged planned move to block news reports against Mata Amritanandamayi Mutt, which is in a row after a former disciple came out with allegations against the institution and its leader.In a signed statement poet ONV Kurup, writer Zacharia, journalist BRP Bhasker and Swami Sandeepananda Giri protested the move. They said the government bears the responsibility of bringing out truth behind the allegations.The silence observed by mainstream media and political parties has to be taken been seriously, they said.Meanwhile, a senior RSS ideologue P Prameswaran led a march here raising concern over the allegations against the mutt and Amritanandamayi.The mutt and the saint were rocked after an Australian writer Gail Tredwell wrote a book in which she narrated her bitter experiences when she was an inmate of the institution.Tredwell has claimed in her book - Holy hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion and Pure Madness - that she was a close disciple of the ashram founder Mata Amritanandamayi and lived in the Kollam-based mutt for several years before escaping from there following bitter experiences.Recently, Malayalam Television Channel People, controlled by CPI-M in the state, aired an interview of Tredwell, in which she came out with more allegations.The mutt had recently refuted the charges and said the functioning of the institution was transparent and it is an open book.
There is a need to build a fear of consequences within laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) so that they are not misused by the Army, feels Jammu and Kashmir Chief Omar Abdullah.
Talking on wide-ranging issues here today at the two-day India Today conclave, Omar also dismissed suggestions mainly coming from Army that withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will have bearing on Kashmir's internal security.
The Chief Minister, who has been advocating partial withdrawal of AFSPA from areas more peaceful in the state, did agree that as long as Army was involved in internal security duties, it needed a legal cover to operate.
So long as you are using army for internal security duty, they need legal cover to operate. I think we need to differentiate between legal cover and impunity.
The sort of cover they get now is they can do whatever they believe without fear of consequences. I think that fear of consequences has to be built back into the system, Omar said.
Omar along with the then Home Minister P Chidambaram had raised the issue with central leaders many a time but even his proposal for partial withdrawal of AFSPA hit a road block from Defence Ministry which, on advice of Army, red flagged it.
Even the Administrative Reforms Committee favoured withdrawal of AFSPA and drafting of a new law with certain checks and balances.
Omar appeared optimistic on the issue. I am sure we will be able to withdraw some rules, he said.
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Countrys largest bank SBI is considering partial sale of non-performing assets to asset reconstruction companies.We are considering some proposals to sell NPAs in the current quarter (Jan-Mar 2014). This is the first time we would be selling NPAs to ARCs, SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said here today.NPA reduction is a major focus of the bank, she said but declined set a target where the bank aims to bring it down by way of recovery, restructuring or hiving it off to ARCs.SBIs gross NPA ratio in October-December quarter rose to 5.73 per cent from 5.30 per cent over the corresponding period a year ago.The bank had restructured standard assets worth Rs 6,100 crore during the Q3 and reportedly has a loan restructuring in pipeline of worth Rs 9,500 crore.Asked about considering fresh lending to the power sector which was under stress for a few years, Bhattacharya said SBI was not seeing it at the moment despite some turnaround and easing of stress in the sector and may consider new projects for fresh disbursal to take place.We are seeing some turnaround in the power sector. After the FSAs (fuel supply agreements) of coal have been signed, we have seen some release of stress in the power sector, she said when asked about stress situation in power and roads sectors.
The Indian Navy on Saturday ordered a probe into the accident on the yet to be commissioned Kolkata class destroyer that is currently undergoing trials in Mumbai killing one Navy officer and injuring two others.
Commander Kuntal Wadhwa was killed in the accident after a malfunction in the fire fighting system of INS Kolkata.
A Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the causes leading to the accident, said a statement from the Navy.
The ship, currently designated Yard-701 by MDL Mazgaon Docks Limited that is constructing it was undergoing machinery trials in the Mumbai port trust when the incident took place.
The Indian Navy has been hit by a series of crippling accidents recently. Two weeks ago, two officers were killed in a fire aboard a Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna, which had been refitted and was being sea tested.
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