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Kangana Ranaut – the feisty warrior queen you probably can’t handle

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What is it about Kangana Ranaut? She is stylish and gorgeous in some pictures, mildly amused in others and in others she loos like she’s measuring up the price of your soul and chuckling at the deal she’s going to get. She’s feisty and a self-described warrior woman – although her own reputation backs that up all the way. She looks like she’ll scold you so that you face burns like a ping-pong paddle, and we don’t rate your chances if you don’t have the exact number of sugar grains in her morning tea. Born in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, Ranaut initially aspired to become a doctor at the insistence of her parents. According to Ranaut, she was “stubborn and rebellious” while growing up: “If my father would gift my brother a plastic gun and get a …

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SRK’s daughter, Suhana Khan, dazzles all on her own

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Suhana Khan is the only daughter of the three children of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan. Suhana, born on May 22, 2000, has been in the limelight since the time she was born for being the child of high-profile Bollywood celebrities She pursued her secondary education from Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai where she was a great athlete. Suhana had been in the football team of her school before becoming the captain of the under 14 basketball team. Not only is Suhana very good at playing different sports but is also a well-appreciated and praised storyteller as she has even won the Katha National Story Writing Competition. Suhana Khan is an internet sensation as she tests the waters with expressing herself. Suhana Khan joins the colorism debate View this post on Instagram A post …

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8 traditional herbs that work for Gorgeous Hair

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It’s not a secret Indian women have lustrous hair. We can blame genes all we want, but truth is Indian ladies care about their hair a lot. Western women tend to focus on skin as it shows signs of ageing the most, often ignoring their gorgeous locks until they start looking not so good. One of the main secrets of Indian women’s beautiful hair is the use of herbs. They start early in life and make it a part of their regular hair beauty routine. Here are 8 herbs you should use for gorgeous hair. Shikakai Indian women use shikakai regularly to cleanse hair as it is one of the most natural ways to do it without using shampoo. It also doubles as a conditioner, so if you want to take a break from using chemical shampoos, shikakai is your …

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Why you’re never too old to improve your cooking skills!

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this isn’t always true. When it comes to cooking, you are never too late to learn how to cook, or to improve and expand upon your existing knowledge. Beginner cooks Being able to cook is not just about being able to provide healthy and nutritious meals. It’s a hobby and a way to enjoy yourself as well. In the US, between 10% – 17% of people say they cook because they love it, rather than it being a necessity. This should be higher! Cooking has the power to teach you several wonderful soft skills such as multitasking, elements of chemistry and physics, holding responsibility, and timekeeping. It is also known for being relaxing and helping people to switch off and de-stress. Putting time aside each day to be creative …

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Its serious: Covid second wave knocking Bollywood, Kollywood – Katrina Kaif the latest casualty 😷

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Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif on Tuesday informed that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently ‘under home quarantine’. The ‘Namaste London’ star confirmed the news on her Instagram story, adding to a Bollywood covid spree. The same phenomenon is happening in the South, in Tamil Kollywood. “I have tested positive for Covid-19. Have immediately isolated myself and will be under home quarantine. I’m following all safety protocols under the advice of my doctors,” read Katrina’s statement. “Requesting everyone who came in contact with me to get tested immediately too. Grateful for all your love & support.”Urging fans to be safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, the ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye’ star added, “Please stay safe and take care.” Bollywood covid victims Kartina is the latest Bollywood celebrity to be diagnosed with COVID-19 after Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, …

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Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan will do a remake of The Intern 🤩

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We don’t have much to go on, to be honest. Just an instagram post that Deepika dropped 46 minutes ago. A quick scan of other news outlets confirms this: Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan – the unofficial King and Queen of Bollywood, will star in a proven film together again. What she said: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNR-n5fDhie/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link What an absolute honour to be collaborating with one of my most special co-star again!💛 Welcoming @amitabhbachchan to the Indian adaptation of #TheIntern. Produced By:@_kaproductions@athenaenm@warnerbrosindia Co-Produced By:@pictureschrome Directed By:@iamitrsharma Written By:@akshatghildial@meetmshah Check in the comments – her husband Ranveer Singh was the first to get on the sheet. No pressure there 😂 https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/amitabh-bachchan-to-replace-late-rishi-kapoor-in-the-intern-remake-deepika-padukone-announces-see-first-poster-101617618612663-amp.html Deepika Padukone announced as Levi’s global brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan hits the gym with his grandson, calls him his ‘inspiration’ To remind us why this is a big deal in movie terms, here is a clip …

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Lord Ayyappan – and the original Tiger’s Milk story

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Lord Ayyappan (Ayyappa, Ayappa), is a Hindu god worshiped mainly in Kerala and parts of South India. He has become more popular since medieval times and therefore does not appear in the most well-known puranas. He is the god of Dharma, truth, discipline and celibacy and the representation of yoga. Why Ayyappan Is Called Manikandan Ayyappan is also known as “Manikandan” because his divine parents tied a golden bell (mani) around his neck (kandan) soon after his birth. Therefore when Shiva and Mohini abandoned the baby on the banks of the Pampa river, it was easy for King Rajashekhara to find him. He was the childless monarch of Pandalam who accepted him as a divine gift and adopted him as his own son. Why the Gods Created Ayyappan The Devas had combined their powers to create Durga who is well-known …

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Hindus tell Alabamans not to be scared of yoga – most yoga enthusiasts in US are non-Hindus – 😂

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Overwhelming majority of yoga instructors and practitioners in USA and Alabama were non-Hindus and they usually stayed non-Hindus sticking to their own respective faith traditions even after years of yoga practice; Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated after an Alabama yoga bill that would allow yoga in public schools ran into a roadblock on March 31.  Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Alabama state senators to show maturity, wake-up to the needs of Alabama’s pupils and support introduction of multi-beneficial yoga in public schools ((banned since 1993).  Many Alabama public universities and city governments had already offered yoga and many Alabama churches had hosted yoga classes; reports suggest. Yoga was urgently needed to be incorporated in the lives of Alabama’s public-school students; Rajan Zed noted.  Read: Alabama bans yoga – worried that millions will convert to Hinduism… Zed …

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