Sudarsan, sand sculptor wins three medals in US
September 26th, 2010
Sudarsan Pattnaik, an internationally acclaimed Indian sand artist has won three medals in the North American sand sculpting competition at Virginia Beach in the United States as part of the Neptune Festival 2010 celebrating its 37th anniversary. Sudarshan Patnaik was born in the coastal town of Puri, Orissa. Pattnaik, the first sand artist from India to win this championship in US, created a sand sculpture of Neptune giving the message ‘Save the Sea from Oil Spill’. He was presented the medals Saturday in a grand prize distribution ceremony by ‘King of Neptune’ Bruce L. Thompson. The sand sculpture championship was held from 22nd September to 24th September and featured 11 sculptors from around the world including Pattnaik from Puri, Orissa. He won medals ...


Varun Gandhi getting married to Yamini
September 26th, 2010
Maneka Gandhi confirmed the news that his son Varun Gandhi will soon tie the knot with a Bengali girl Yamini Roy Chowdhury,a graphic designer.Maneka wife of late Sanjay Gandhi is a BJP MP from Aonla parliamentary constituency. Varun represents Pilibhit Lok Sabha constituency and was appointed national secretary by the BJP in March this year. Yamini is the only daughter of late diplomat Sunil Roy Chowdhury and film enthusiast Dr Aruna Vasudev. The wedding is set to take place in February-March, venue would be Delhi. Varun and Yamini have  known each other since 2005, when he was introduced to her at a function in New York. Yamini is said to be a “quiet girl” who loves art , dance and literature and ...


Finally Shashi weds Sunanda
August 23rd, 2010
Third time lucky...! This is the third marriage for both the former UN under-secretary general as well as Sunanda. Finally after all that ho-hala Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor ties the knot with Sunanda Pushkar. Wedding was held at his 200-year-old ancestral home in Elavanchery village at Palakkad district in Kerala on August 22, 2010 in a typical Malayali style. The marriage held in the presence of Tharoor's 94-year-old grandmother Jayasankari Amma and other family elders. The invitation to the wedding on the eve of ‘Thiruvonam’ was limited to close relatives, friends and well-wishers. Tharoor's twins Ishaan and Kanishk, both journalists born to his first wife was present. Sunanda's son Siva from her second marriage, Sunanda's ...


Dieting tips from Feng Shui
July 28th, 2010
Feng Shui has a powerful impact on the subconscious. That is why it is such a good way to promote weight loss. Instead of counting calories and fighting cravings, you can promote wellness through a careful selection of shapes, colours and materials. Try a few of these suggestions: Eat a square meal: Square dishes are better than round dishes when you’re trying to lose weight. That’s because squares radiate contentment, while circles invite curiosity. Mellow out: Mellow, earthy tones promote fulfillment, whereas bright colours stimulate the appetite. If you’re serious about sticking to your diet, paint your kitchen or dining room an earthy colour like brown or beige. You won’t be tempted to overeat....


Manasvi Mamgai wins Femina Miss India 2010
May 1st, 2010
Manasvi Mamgai, 22, Himalyan beauty is crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India (PFMI) World 2010 at a gala event on Friday night. She will now represent India at the global pageant later this year. Neha Hinge, 23, was crowned Miss India International 2010, while Nicole Faria, 20, is Miss India Earth 2010. A bevy of Bollywood stars like Shahid Kapoor, Salman Khan, Lara Dutta, Neha Dhupia and Vivek Oberoi mesmerised the audience with their performances. The contestants dazzled in beautiful creations by designers Ritu Kumar and Anita Dongre. For the final round, the ladies were dressed in the Cocktail Silver Collection by Ritu Kumar. The 18 finalists were judged by personalities like Bollywood actress ...


Tips to get perfect eyeliner
April 18th, 2010
Step-by-step guide to using black eyeliner for those beautiful eyes STEP ONE: Apply light-reflecting foundation to the face and use a highlighter pen around the eye to conceal blemishes. Then take  your black kohl eyeliner (make sure the tip is soft) and draw a fine line, working from the inner eye outwards. STEP TWO: Build the line, making it slightly thicker on the outer corner of the eye and taking it out to a point, echoing the eye shape. Then, working from the outer eye inwards, take the line under the eye, keeping close to the lashes, right into the inner corner. ...


Exercise according to your Sun signs
April 16th, 2010
Work out Astro way...your Sun Sign plays a vital role in shaping-up your body. Choose the perfect sport to help lose weight according to your sun sign. The sun signs do play an important part in determining your personality and your mood. Aries This sun signs is the one which is always on the go: mentally and physically and that helps to keep the weight down. They are good sports men and motor sports are an integral appeal to them. But be warned: extremely competitive! Taurus Taureans are the lazy bums but once motivated, they work the hardest. Exercise for them is a routine which they take to ...


Tips to be a glowing bride
April 4th, 2010
Every ‘would-be-bride’ dreams of looking her best on the D-day. And that desire brings forth a series of beauty treatments that guarantee you a ‘magical glow’! But, if choosing what’s right for you is bogging you down, here’s help! Here are some most popular beauty treatments available for brides: Microderm abrasion or skin polishing: With every passing day, skin cell turnover slows down, which leads to building up of dead skin cells that fail to reflect light leading to a dull-looking skin. So, with this painless procedure the outermost layer of dead skin cells is sloughed off to reveal a fresh layer of skin. Laser skin rejuvenation: ...


Hema Malini walks the ramp in Slippers
March 27th, 2010
On the Day 3, last day of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), designer Rocky S brought on the bling in his very lavish Indian collection of lehengas, saris, churidars and kurtas. And he got Bollywood stars Hema Malini and Esha Deol to walk the ramp as showstoppers in glamorous wedding outfits. Rocky S captured celebratory spirit with bright fun colours like orange, green, blue, red and pink. The lehengas, saris, churidars and kurtas were lavishly embroidered with sequins, bootis and a hint of gota. Rich velvets, silks, georgette, satin, crepe, with detailed brocade work. Showstopper Hema Malini in a sari and daughter Esha in a bridal lehenga took to the ...


Make-up tips for summer
March 27th, 2010
Less is more so keep it nude, ensure that your makeup doesn't get washed away with the humidity. Consider switching to an oil-free formula during the summer months or dilute your everyday foundation with an oil-free moisturizer. This lighter coverage will fare better when temperatures heat up. Wear a lipstick that will last, alternately use a lip liner under your lipstick. Keep lips protected and moisturized. Use a lip balm and moisturiser that has an SPF factor and consider switching to a moisture-rich lipstick. If possible go for lip-gloss. Apply your SPF moisturiser to a clean face and allow 10 minutes for it to absorb before applying your ...


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