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  • ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ characters inspired by its writer’s family

    Mumbai: The characters of “Sarabhai vs Sarabhai” are inspired by the “real people” in Aatish Kapadia’s extended family, says the writer and creator of the popular show which is returning in May as a web series. “Sarabhai vs Sarabhai”, which went off air over a decade ago, was based on the life of a hilarious Gujarati family living here. It will now return on the video-on-demand platform Hotstar as part of the

  • Liquor sale ban by highways: Hoteliers to meet Maha CM

    Mumbai: Hit by the apex court order banning the liquor sale along the highways, the members of the Hotel And Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) will take up the issue with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

  • CRPF man killed, seven others injured in militant attack at Srinagar

    Srinagar: A CRPF head constable was killed and five other troopers and two civilians, including a girl,injured when militants attacked a CRPF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in the state’s Pulwama district on Monday, police said. Two of the troopers were in critical condition.

  • For Amy, being friends with famous people is exhausting

    Amy Schumer finds all famous people, except Jennifer Lawrence, too exhausting to be friends with. The “Trainwreck” star has a close bond with Oscar-winning actress Lawrence but has no interest in forming a high-profile group of other friends, reported Contactmusic. “Famous people are exhausting and too much work to be friends with, other than Jennifer.” And the blonde star – who is in a relationship with furniture designer Ben Hanisch – thinks

  • JLo introduces new beau to her mother

    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has introduced her beau Dominican-American former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez to her mother, thereby taking their relationship a step forward. The “If you had my love” songstress was spotted smiling and strolling down the street in New York City with Rodriguez on April 2, and they were joined by her mother, reports

  • Flaunt your baby bump like Beyonce

    Beyonce has treated fans with a series of new pictures on Instagram in which the songstress flaunted her baby bump in a body-hugging outfit. The 35-year-old star, who is pregnant with twins, posted a slideshow of her pictures on the photo-video sharing app. Clad in a form-fitting blue-violet gown, Beyonce looked every inch a diva.

  • Jessica gets possessive when playing a character

    Actress Jessica Chastain gets “very possessive” about the characters she plays and likes to understand their psychology. The 40-year-old star, who plays the lead role of Antonina in “The Zookeeper’s Wife” directed by Niki Caro, said during the filming they never went over the board with the reactions her character gives.

  • Neena Gupta has a lot of regrets

    Her performances across television and films brought her immense critical acclaim but the actress Neena Gupta says except for a few projects, she was not offered the kind of roles she wanted to do on the big screen.

  • People in film industry are insecure, says filmmaker Vikram Bhatt

    Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, whose new web series “Spotlight” explores the dark side of Bollywood, says there are insecure individuals in the film industry. Of late, multiple actors have spoken up about dealing with issues like depression, bulimia, alcoholism and more but it is still rare for people to talk openly about the problems.

  • Amyra Dastur doesn’t like being criticised for her fashion sense

    Actress Amyra Dastur says she likes to experiment with her style, but doesn’t appreciate fashion policing. Asked if the fashion police bothers her, Amyra said, “It does. I am someone who loves fashion and when someone starts criticising I don’t like it. I would be lying if I said it does not.”

  • ‘Sci-fi’ forest to keep a check on rising CO2 levels

    Scientist have developed an outdoor lab in Staffordshire forest to examine how forests will respond to the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide expected by the middle of the 21st century

  • Keep Calm and breathe easy

    Deep breathing can work as stress buster and it instantly makes you feel relax during nervous situations

  • Maple syrup extracts can boost potency of antibiotics

    Maple syrup extract may dramatically increase the potency of antibiotics, claim scientists who have found a natural way to prevent the creation of drug-resistant bacteria or “superbugs” by cutting down on dosage of these medicines.  Antibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with infection-causing bacteria, while also spurring the creation of niceobes that no longer respond to known antibiotics.

  • Physically ‘offline’: Over 20 million people in UK inactive

     Statistics show the regions in England where people are most physically inactive, with the North West coming out worst as almost half of the adult population – 2.7 million adults – are insufficiently active

  • Two officials fined 35 lakh for infringing bridgestone trademark

    New Delhi: Two top officials of an Indian tyre company had to spend a night in jail and directed by the Delhi High Court to shell out Rs 35 lakh for infringing the trademark of Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone. Justice R S Endlaw also restrained the Indian company, Tolin Tyres, and its Managing Director and Director from infringing the Japanese company’s trademark by selling tyres in its name. The March 17 order

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