Ceremonial dressing in Anju Modi's couture collection
  • Ceremonial dressing in Anju Modi's couture collection(06:02)
    By Puja Gupta
    New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) Designer Anju Modi's latest couture collection titled 'Sindoori' 'celebrates the beauty and complexities of a bride' and the ceremony of getting ready for the occasion. Beginning with Haldi and ending with Sindoor (vermilion), it is a tribute to the solemn occasion and marks the festivities in the run up to the nuptials.
Falguni Shane Peacock's collection focuses on the new age bride
  • Falguni Shane Peacock's collection focuses on the new age bride(06:05)
    By Puja Gupta
    New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANSlife) Designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock forayed into a full-fledged bridal segment with the launch of their latest couture collection at the digital India Couture Week (ICW), being held digitally for the very first time.
The future is brighter: Designer Kunal Rawal
  • The future is brighter: Designer Kunal Rawal(06:05)
    By Puja Gupta
    New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANSlife) Menswear designer Kunal Rawal believes that with online consumption on the rise, Indian couture will also move ahead globally. He says "India has the richest heritage when it comes to couture and its future is getting brighter".
Cricketing legend Kevin Pietersen bats for rhino conservation
  • Cricketing legend Kevin Pietersen bats for rhino conservation(11:39)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANSlife) Former England cricket captain and a part of the commentary panel for the ongoing IPL 2020, Kevin Pietersen, says that in the midst of a global pandemic, people are starting to realise that we need to start protecting nature. On World Rhino Day, Pietersen is featuring in 'Save This Rhino - India', a National Geographic documentary that exhibits his passion for rhino conservation.
How writing became a tool for self-discovery, empowerment for these women
  • How writing became a tool for self-discovery, empowerment for these women(11:37)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANSlife) Being a female author can come with its own set of challenges, especially when one is trying to juggle a career in the demanding field along with a personal life. From burning the midnight oil to pursue writing, to managing multiple roles, budding authors share how they used writing as a tool for empowerment.
Crucial to support folk artists: Shaan
  • Crucial to support folk artists: Shaan(11:30)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANSlife) Popular playback singer Shaan says that folk artists and daily workers are keeping the music heritage and industry intact, and it's crucial for the society to support them in these trying times.
Reynu Taandon's twist to traditional wedding weaves
  • Reynu Taandon's twist to traditional wedding weaves(06:02)
    By Puja Gupta
    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANSlife) Designer Reynu Taandon's latest couture collection "Surkh" draws inspiration from contemporary Indian brides who like to mix modern and minimalistic designs with old world charm.
Shantanu & Nikhil's latest collection is for 'neo-luxe brides'
  • Shantanu & Nikhil's latest collection is for 'neo-luxe brides'(06:02)
    By Puja Gupta
    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANSlife) Clients will now be far more emotional about each and everything in their lives and design will be paramount, say designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil as they virtually launch their ceremonial couture '20 collection titled 'The Resurgence'.
'New Education Policy will bring rise in demand for tailored courses'
  • 'New Education Policy will bring rise in demand for tailored courses'(13:35)
    By Anupam Sinha
    New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANSlife) The New Education Policy (NEP) has infused a new wave of optimism with the vision of strengthening the education system, branching out into varied dimensions of skill-based learning to empower the Indian youth with the new age dynamism. The policy has arrived at the most appropriate time, when India is all geared up to redefine itself as "Atmanirbhar Bharat".
New edu-tech platform focuses on Indian, Canadian educators
  • New edu-tech platform focuses on Indian, Canadian educators(13:19)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANSlife) Gaps in universality of the mode of imparting education often leads educators to fend for themselves and figure out things on their own, says Krishna, an innovator and developer of a new web app for teachers and educators to stream their classes online using native Live Learning tools or smart integrated apps like Google Meet.
'Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story' Released
  • 'Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story' Released(13:18)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANSlife) Following much controversy and even a publisher switch, the book 'Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story', was released virtually by publishing house Garuda Prakashan on Sunday.
Plogging: A step into a cleaner, healthier future
  • Plogging: A step into a cleaner, healthier future(13:18)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANSlife) When eco-fitness enthusiast Ripu Daman Bevli started to pick trash off the streets alongside his jogging regimen, a few years ago, people would curiously ask him 'Why are you doing this?'.
Dolly J's latest collection a salute to confident women
  • Dolly J's latest collection a salute to confident women(06:11)
    By Puja Gupta
    New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANSlife) Designer Dolly J's latest couture collection celebrates body confidence and ethnicity. The designer launched her collection 'Gulenaar' on Day 3 of the first-ever digital edition of the India Couture Week (ICW), organised by the Fashion Design Council of India, on Sunday.
At 7, child prodigy honours literary legacy with first book
  • At 7, child prodigy honours literary legacy with first book(14:52)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) Padma Bhushan recipient Rashtrakavi Maithalisharan Gupts and Santkavi Siyaramsharan Gupt's great grand daughter Abhijita Gupta, who is all of seven years and a child prodigy, has penned her first collection of stories and poems.
8 risk factors that can lead to heart failure
  • 8 risk factors that can lead to heart failure(14:52)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) Heart failure is one of the most under-diagnosed heart diseases in our country, contributing to a high number of death rates. The National Heart Failure Registry recently revealed its one-year data, which shows that close to 17 percent of patients die within 90 days of being diagnosed with heart failure. These high death rates are comparable to mortality associated with cancers of the breast and cervix.
Contemporary Couture with Amit Aggarwal
  • Contemporary Couture with Amit Aggarwal(06:04)
    By Puja Gupta
    New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) "As we experience the world through the safety of our homes, the oceans continue to churn, the wind continues to blow and the sky still holds her secrets and celebration from sunrise to twilight. Their freedom and lightness is a promise of new beginnings every moment," says designer Amit Aggarwal as he launched his latest couture collection on Day 2 of the first-ever digital edition of the India Couture Week (ICW) on Saturday.
Stopped speaking on phone due to spam calls: Samantha Akkineni
  • Stopped speaking on phone due to spam calls: Samantha Akkineni(15:28)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) For a celebrity, it's not uncommon to receive fan calls and messages, which can be quick to spam. Indian actress Samantha Akkineni says that over the years, she has stopped speaking over phone due to unwanted calls, and even her friends and family have to message her. "Im not comfortable with picking up calls because every second or third call is somebody I dont know, who has my number, who shouldnt," she told IANSlife.
Destinations for road trips from Delhi
  • Destinations for road trips from Delhi(15:28)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) As several countries announced nationwide lockdowns in an effort to flatten the curve and break the chain, the coronavirus jolted the entire world into confinement overnight. However, slowly yet steadily countries are opening up with precautions. Local markets are thriving once again, professionals are returning back to their offices, people are excited to step out for morning walks and exercise, amongst a lot of other movements.
Maxime Zecchini: A French marvel in left-hand piano repertoire
  • Maxime Zecchini: A French marvel in left-hand piano repertoire(15:28)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) French classical pianist Maxime Zecchini, who is among the handful of musicians all over the globe to practise the 'left hand repertoire' and play works with just five fingers, as opposed to both the hands, says that it is a delight to share this music with his audience.
Ana de Armas face of new campaign
  • Ana de Armas face of new campaign(15:27)
    By Puja Gupta
    New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) Hollywood actress Ana de Armas is the face of the first ever TVC campaign by industry authority Natural Diamond Council's (NDC). 'For Moments Like No Other' highlights the versatile beauty of natural diamonds.
Suneet Varma launches his couture collection at the digital ICW
Rupam Kaur: Traditional matchmaking fraught with prejudice
  • Rupam Kaur: Traditional matchmaking fraught with prejudice(12:39)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) For Rupam Kaur, an Indian-American physician, the pursuit of finding love a second time took more than the traditional formula of meeting with suitors via a matchmaker. Having found her partner on the dating app Bumble after a divorce, Kaur says that the "traditional concept of arranged matchmaking holds a lot of prejudiced and preconceived notions".
Censorship can be quite oppressive for artists: Sunil Shanbag
  • Censorship can be quite oppressive for artists: Sunil Shanbag(12:37)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Back in the early 1970s, Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar's play 'Sakharam Binder' -- which features the character of a bookbinder who 'takes in' women abandoned or dejected by other men and uses them as domestic help and sexual partners -- struggled with the Stage Scrutiny Board (the censor board) and sections of society. In 2020, a play explores the idea of censorship in the arts through this story.
Abish Mathew: Bringing comedy back to live space an uphill battle, let the climb begin
Patients suffering from COVID-19 are facing cardiac issues
  • Patients suffering from COVID-19 are facing cardiac issues(12:18)
    By IANSlife Features
    New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The original thought was that the novel coronavirus is a respiratory disease, but as the number of patients who have contracted the virus are increasing, it has become clear that COVID-19 has several other implications.