作者归档 admin

Celeb style: Sonakshi Sinha enjoys a ‘denim day out’

Sonakshi Sinha’s fashion choices are fun, chic and eclectic. She loves experimenting with her style, leaving everyone in awe of her. This time, too, the actor made striking appearances in her latest looks.

Sonakshi was recently seen wearing an eye-catching printed top from Saaksha & Kinni that featured intricate embroidery and mirror work. She teamed the top with a pair of black trousers.

Adding a fun element, she accessorised the look with a pair of oxidised silver earrings, a bracelet and big rings. The actor left her sleek straight hair open in a middle partition and completed the look with subtle eyeshadow, winged eyeliner, well-defined eyebrows, blushed cheeks, nude lip shade and lots of mascara.

Prior to this, she sported a rather sporty and fun look as she wore a bomber jacket with red, blue and yellow stripes with a pair of black track pants.

What stood out in this look was her choice of accessories — oxidised silver jewellery including large statement earrings and lots of rings. She, further, wore a pair of white sneakers to complete this look.

She wore her hair in a high ponytail and added the finishing touches with winged eyeliner, mascara laden eyes, blushed and highlighted cheeks and nude lip shade.

Ace the smokey-eye look with these simple steps

Admit it, you have wanted to try the smokey eye makeup for a while now, but haven’t had the idea of where to start. For most people, makeup seems like a daunting task. But experts say that one has to simply start somewhere to be able to fall in love with it, and try new styles and trends every day.

This festive season, as you get ready to impress, keep these things in mind to ace the smokey-eye look which, Monica B, a makeup artist, explains requires “carefully and attentively-crafted strokes”. Read on.

#1 Make use of a quality eyeshadow base
It is important you don’t compromise on the quality of the eyeshadow base or primer. In the absence of a primer, you may also use a light coloured concealer.

#2 Remember, less is more
The look is much better and finer when it is created using two to three colours.

#3 Blending is key
You must keep practising your blending skills from time to time.

#4 Fuller look is usually better
Create a much fuller look using good quality lashes. Alternatively, you may use a quality mascara in case lashes aren’t your thing.

#5 Loose powder helps avoid fallouts
When you’ve already done your face, don’t forget to pack your under eye with lots of loose powder which helps avoid any fallouts from the eyeshadow.

Are your meals well-balanced? Here’s what you need to know

It needs no retelling that ones diet plays a major role in helping maintain health and overall well-being. Which is why experts often stress the need to consume a well-balanced meal. But what all does a balanced meal include?

Here’s nutritionist Pooja Bohra explaining the same with a simple lunch plate.

What’s a balanced diet?

According to the expert, a balanced diet is one that fulfills all of a person’s nutritional needs. “Humans need a certain amount of calories and nutrients to stay healthy. A balanced diet provides all the nutrients a person requires, without going over the recommended daily calorie intake,” she mentioned.

How does a balanced meal help?

Healthy eating increases energy, improves the way your body functions, strengthens immune system and prevents weight gain, mentioned Bohra. It will also help you feel energetic, manage weight and assist to fight stress, she added.

Most of all, it helps provides the nutrients you need to avoid nutritional deficiencies.

But what all does it include?

“A balanced meal is a snapshot of a diet that covers three core food groups. As seen on the above portion plate, the balance is a the quarter protein, a quarter carbohydrates and half of vegetables,” she said.

According to a United Nations’ paper Healthy diet: A definition for the United Nations Food Systems Summit, healthy diet is health-promoting and disease-preventing. “It provides adequacy without excess, of nutrients and health promoting substances from nutritious foods and avoids the consumption of health-harming substances.”

While conceptually simple, there is “no straightforward, universally accepted approach to classifying individual foods as more or less nutritious”. Similarly, some context specificity is required in the categorisation of individual foods as nutritious. The same food, for example, whole fat milk, may provide much-needed energy and other nutrients to one population group (e.g., underweight 3-year-old children), but be less “healthy” for another due to high energy (calories) and fat content (e.g., obese adults), it noted.

Our players have understood their roles and responsibilities: Dhoni on turnaround

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday attributed his team’s remarkable turnaround this IPL season to the players’ hard work and understanding their roles and responsibilities.

Three-time winners CSK endured their worst outing last season when they finished seventh in the eight-team league, a far cry from the manner in which they are dominating in this edition, including their latest six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

“Our players have worked hard, they have understood their roles and responsibilities. Over here, the three grounds are different. This is slowest (so far) of all. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are different. So the players have been adapting,”

Dhoni said after the comfortable six-wicket win over RCB.

MI hopeful of Hardik’s return against RCB on Sunday: Zaheer Khan

Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations, Zaheer Khan on Saturday exuded confidence that star all-rounder Hardik Pandya would be fit to play in their next game against Royal Challengers Bangalore after missing the title holder’s first two games in the second leg of the ongoing Indian Premier League.

MI did not have the best of starts in the second phase of the tournament, losing their first two games against Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

But Zaheer is optimistic about Hardik’s return in the playing eleven in their next game on Sunday.

“Well, we have a practice session today lined up, so after we finish the press conference we are going to go there and will take an informed call on that. He (Hardik) has started practicing, that’s what I can share with you guys right now.

So, we are hopeful that he (Hardik) will be fit and available. That’s what we are hoping,” the former India pacer said at the pre-match conference.

MI head coach Mahela Jayawardane had said that the Baroda all-rounder missed the game against CSK due a little niggle. He also the missed the next game against KKR. According to Zaheer, every team has become smart in their preparations and the five-time champions MI very well know how to perform under pressure.

“As you know, IPL is a very highly competitive tournament, so teams are always trying to have a one up on each other and they are getting smart in their preparation and these days every team is analysing every other team. So we have to stay on the top.

“The focus has always been on us, this team has been so successful because we have been focusing on our processes, our strengths and our players who are taking the field. And these are the players who have got us the championship, so we have that kind of approach and we have had quite a lot of good conversations around those things,” he said.

“When it comes to the back-end of the tournament, the pressure is (high), this team certainly knows how to perform under pressure,” added Zaheer.

MI middle-order has misfired in the first two games since the IPL’s resumption. “When you look at the scorecard, you will say ya (laughs), there is a concern.”

But Zaheer stressed that it was just a matter of time.

“But I don’t see it (the middle-order form) as a concern. It is just about finding that rhythm. You have seen in this format and this tournament particularly that once you get on a roll, you can win a couple of games together,” he said.

“This team has been so successful because of certain processes in terms of form, it is always just one innings away, be it a batter or a bowler and for you to win games of cricket, everything has to come together,” he explained.

Zaheer said they got good starts in the last two games but weren’t able to finish off things.

“So far, we have been getting good starts, we have been having those platforms, (we are) not being able to close in those situations, so the focus will be on that going forward. It is just about everything coming together and we just need that one game and that one game I am certain has to be the next game,” he said.

“Because we are getting in that business end of the tournament where every game is going to matter and every game is going to bring in more pressure. When we have such a successful background to look at and such experienced players to fall back on, we are looking forward to the challenge and we are looking forward to the opportunity we have right now, going forward to make history.

“It is just a matter of time before we turn things around,” Zaheer signed off.