Seven Korean novels you must read
Having witnessed an overwhelming wave of Korean culture sweep over gen-z in the recent past, it’s now time to get acquainted with the best that it has to offer - Korean Novels. Following K-dramas and K-pop, Korean literature has arrived and is here to stay. Encompassing a plethora of unprecedented themes, the novels are characterized by ingenious storytelling and would appeal to any and every age group.Here are some Korean novels that you should read.
Aryan Khan got emotional during his meeting with father SRK in Arthur Road jail: Report
After his son Aryan Khan's bail plea was rejected on October 20, Shah Rukh Khan visited Aryan in jail the next morning. As COVID-19 protocols were lifted for in-person meetings in jail, King Khan was allowed to meet his son. Now, according to a report in a news portal, Shah Rukh Khan got around 18 minutes with Aryan and they interacted through an intercom in the presence of jail authorities. Report also stated that Aryan Khan was visibly emotional during the meeting. As videos of Shah Rukh Khan entering and exiting the jail premises surfaced online, fans have been expressing their solidarity with SRK and his family. One user wrote, 'My heart is crying. stay strong Shah sir. we all are with you!!!'. Another one commented, 'Now everything will be fine.. After all baadshah is back'. One user also wrote, 'Love you SRK. You’ll get through this. The whole world is with you'. After Aryan Khan was denied bail in the drug case on October 20, an appeal was filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the lower court’s order. In the latest development, the high court has listed Aryan Khan's bail application for hearing on October 26. Aryan's lawyer Satish Maneshinde while interacting with the media confirmed it.
Aila Re Ailla song from Sooryavanshi is out
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’ is slated to hit the big screens on Diwali 2021. After the film got postponed twice, the Rohit Shetty directorial is all set to entertain the audience in theatres. The film also stars Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn in special appearances. The team has kick-started promotions with a bang. On Thursday morning, the makers released the first song ‘Aila Re Ailla’ and it totally deserves your attention.
ED interrogates Jacqueline Fernandez in Rs 200 crore extortion racket
Bollywood diva Jacqueline Fernandez was interrogated by the officials of Enforcement Directorate in Delhi in connection with “substantial” money transfers to her account by conman Sukesh Chandrashekar. According to sources, the money trail of Chandrshekar’s illegal deals revealed huge transfers to Jacqueline’s brother’s and her sister’s accounts and the transfers were also made to their Dubai accounts. This time Jaqcueline was interrogated as an accused who allegedly assisted Chandrashekar to launder “proceeds of crime”. Sukesh Chandrashekar, who is behind bars, reportedly laundered Rs 200 crores collected for fixing illegal deals in government departments. Earlier, Jacqueline had skipped the summons at least thrice. As per the sources, the actress had reportedly cited 'professional commitments' behind her no-show. Earlier, when she got interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi on August 30 for almost five hours, the actress, who was said to be a victim of the extortion racket, shared crucial details with the ED officials. Notably, Chandrasekhar used to send chocolates and flowers to Jacqueline and used spoofing technology for communication, hiding his real identity. Jacqueline reportedly fell prey to Sukesh Chandrashekar's racket through his girlfriend and partner Leena Paul. Talking about the case, Sukesh ran an extortion racket from inside the jail and extorted Rs 200 crores from a businessman. Meanwhile, it's not only Jacqueline whose name has cropped up in the case. Recently, Nora Fatehi also got summoned in the case by the NCB, after which she showed up at the ED office in Delhi on October 14th. Post this, on behalf of the actress, her spokesperson has issued a statement saying that 'Nora has not been a part of any money laundering activity. She does not know or have any personal connection with the accused and has been called by ED to strictly help with the investigation.'
Samantha Ruth Prabhu files cases against YouTube channels for defaming her image
Although post her divorce with actor Naga Chaitanya, Tollywood beauty Samantha Ruth Prabhu is coping with a stressful situation, she also stood up for herself in these difficult times. Samantha has now filed defamation cases against some YouTube channels including Suman TV, Telugu Popular TV, and a few more for streaming malignant content about her. These YouTube channels will receive legal notices from Samantha, for defaming her image on their respective channels. She has also reportedly filed a legal notice against an advocate named Venkat Rao, who had allegedly spoken about Samantha's marital life and had alleged that she had affairs. Ever since rumours of her separation with Naga Chaitanya started doing rounds, Samantha has been targeted by internet bullies. If you recall, Samantha and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya announced their separation earlier this month, ending months of speculation. The estranged couple took to their respective social media handles to share a joint statement, as they asked for privacy and support during difficult times. Once the news broke out, many people, without giving it much thought, blamed Samantha for the split, citing many reasons. The actress, however, received massive support from her loyal fans. In an Instagram story, she thanked fans for defending her and for being emotionally invested in her crisis. She penned, 'Your emotional investment into a personal crisis has overwhelmed me. Thank you all for showing deep empathy, concern and for defending me against false rumours and stories that are being spread. They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist and now that I have had abortions.' She further wrote, 'A divorce in itself is an extremely painful process. Let alone allowing me the time to heal. This attack on me personally, has been relentless. But I promise you this, I will never allow this or anything else they say, break me.' On the work front, Samantha has a couple of interesting subjects she would start shooting for soon, while she is also taking her personal space to cope with the recent tumult in her life.
Mahhi Vij reacts to Jasmin Bhasin's remark
It's been a couple of days since fans have been slamming Jasmin Bhasin for saying that Bigg Boss 15 contestant Jay Bhanushali is unlucky to have a wife like Mahhi Vij. The video in question is from a show hosted by Bollywood couple, Genelia D'Souza and Riteish Deshmukh.
Fears and facts associated with Sitaphal
We are often recommended to enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables to gain maximum benefits of nutritional values of those seasonal delights. And one such seasonal fruit is sitaphal or custard apple — the green, cone-shaped fruit that has a sweet taste. People often avoid this fruit that is widely grown in Maharashtra, because of the fears associated with it. Recently, nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar busted the fears and talked about the facts in an Instagram post. Earlier too, she talked about enjoying the benefits of sitaphal and wrote, “Sitaphal is sitting pretty and it’s in season right now. Enjoy it, eat with your hands, lick your fingers, and don’t wait until it is declared as the super fruit of the 21st century.” Take a look at the most common fears and facts associated with sitaphal. (Image: istock)
Bombay HC lists the Aryan Khan's bail application for hearing on Oct 26
After Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was denied bail in the drug case on October 20, an appeal was filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the lower court’s order. Now, in the latest development the high court has listed Aryan Khan's bail application for hearing on October 26. Aryan's lawyer Satish Maneshinde while interacting with the media confirmed about it. Aryan was denied bail, in connection with the case of seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. Fans along with many celebrities were shocked when court rejected Aryan's bail plea even after no drugs were found in his possession. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan paid a visit to son Aryan on October 21 morning in Mumbai's Arthur Road jail. This was the first time any family member of Aryan was allowed to meet him in jail. Now, coming back to the case, the special Mumbai court rejected the star kid's bail application while making a note that he was indulging in 'illicit drug activities on a regular basis'. the special NDPS Act court made many observations in its 21-page order. It noted that WhatsApp chats of Aryan Khan prima facie revealed that he was 'dealing in illicit drug activities' regularly which is why it could not be said that he was not likely to commit a similar offence if released on bail. It also stated that Aryan was aware that his friend and co-accused Arbaaz Merchant was in possession of drugs, and hence there was 'conscious possession' despite the NCB not finding any drugs on Aryan himself. Watch the video for more details.
Urfi Javed: I was forced to do explicit scenes for a web series
She joined ETimes TV for our exclusive segment, Tellyblazer and poured her heart out about the difficulties she faced in her life. The Meri Durga actress ran from her home to get freedom as she lived in a conservative family and was not allowed to do anything of her choice.
Bigg Boss 15: Karan Kundrra chokeslams Pratik Sehajpal
Karan Kundrra and Pratik Sehajpal got into an aggressive moment where the Love School mentor caught Pratik by his neck and slammed him down on the ground. Ieshaan Sehgaal and Simba Nagpal, who were around, were shocked to see this. Tejasswi Prakash also stood there but did not react and defended him by fighting with Jay Bhanushali.
Things single moms are tired of hearing by Garima Bhandari
Single moms are often pitied and given the unrequired sympathy. Society usually thinks its the man who must have left the woman and she should have tried harder to stay with her husband for the future of her kids. But is it the right thing to say? Absolutely not. Single moms are more than enough and can nurture their kids in the best of ways. To hear more about this, here is a video by Image coach and Yoga Evangelist, Garima Bhandari where she talks about things she is tired to hear as a single mother of two kids.
Bombay HC to hear Aryan's bail plea on Oct 26
Bombay High Court was scheduled to hear Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s bail plea but the matter has now been listed for October 26. Aryan’s lawyers Satish Maneshinde and Amit Desai were present in court to mention the matter before Justice NW Sambre. Maneshinde requested for a hearing on Friday or Monday but ASG Anil Singh for NCB stated that they had not been served the copy yet. Furthermore, Court refused Maneshinde's request for hearing via video conferencing and Aryan’s bail plea matter was listed for hearing on Tuesday.
Bhabiji's Aasif Sheikh receives recognition from London
His former co-actress from the show, Saumya Tandon, who played his wife's role, Anita, is "super proud" of him. She wrote: "Huge Congratulations, no one else deserves this more than you. It’s all the years of hard work , labour of love and passion for your craft. Super proud."
Ayushmann's pic reminds fans of Sushant
Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana who is currently holidaying with his family in the Maldives, took to his Instagram handle and share his experience of watching the night sky as he witnessed ‘Jupiter's four out of 79 moons and Saturn rings’ through a telescope.
Karan Johar feels film fraternity is sensitive
Karan Johar is all set to make his directorial comeback with Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh’s ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’. Now, ahead of presenting his comedy act for a reality show, the filmmaker recently shared that he is ‘done with offending people’ and wants to put all his focus into filmmaking now.
Aryan Khan's bail plea rejected in drugs case
Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan will not walk free today as the sessions court has rejected his bail in the drugs case. He was sent to 14-days judicial custody on October 7 and has been lodged at the Arthur Road jail since then. After the Narcotics Control Bureau strongly opposed Aryan’s bail plea, Aryan’s lawyer argued that no contraband was found on Aryan and that he will not tamper with evidence. However, the NDPS court ruled that Aryan's custody should be extended and the star son will continue to stay at the Arthur Road jail.
DDLJ to continue screening at Maratha Mandir
Come October 22 and the cinemas in Maharashtra will open. Fans of ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ were probably worried that the cinema’s Executive Director Manoj Desai had decided to pull it off- but no, nothing like that is happening. ‘DDLJ’ which clocks 26 years today will continue in its matinee show at Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir.
Why Korean women DON'T gain weight
While we sweep through Korean movies, music videos, tv shows, we spot people who are extremely fit, lean, and healthy. Even when you walk through the streets of Korea, you'll hardly find unfit people. Be it a young teen, a middle-aged man/woman or a 60-70 year old grandpa/grandma, everyone seems to be in great shape. Korean women especially have a spectacularly fit personality that has left everyone around the world curious and wondering!Read more: K-pop weight loss diet: The Korean Diet everyone's talking about, here's all you need to know about itThat said, here's a guide to what Korean women eat, do and avoid in order to NEVER gain weight.
The smartest women among the zodiac signs
Wit and intelligence can be identified by how quick we are with our actions and thought processes. Some are born intellectuals while others work hard, sharpen their minds to climb the ladder of success. Astrology has a very deep connection with our soul, mind and body and this can be understood by analysing our personality with the twelve astrological zodiac signs that have specifications according to their stars. In account of this, here are the smartest women among the whole zodiac sign lot.
SRK-Aryan fans gather outside Mannat
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and others accused in the Mumbai cruise drugs case, will be presented at the Special NDPS court today for the hearing of their bail application. Amid this, SRK fans have been spotted outside his bungalow Mannat with placards in support of the actor and the star kid.
Setback for Aryan Khan: Star kid’s bail plea rejected in Mumbai drugs-on-cruise case
A special court in Mumbai, on October 20, refused bail to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan, who is currently lodged at Arthur Road Jail. Besides Aryan Khan, the court also refused to grant bail to co-accused Arbaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. Aryan was arrested on October 3 with 7 others after the NCB raided an alleged rave party on a cruise off Mumbai coast. Watch the video for more details.
Would you dare to copy Shilpa Shetty's new undercut hairstyle?
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty (Kundra) is known for her unique style and always makes news for experimenting with fashion. While her clothes always keep her in news this time around the diva is hitting the headlines for a haircut and if you haven't checked it out, you are surely missing something!
NCB submits Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp drug chats with an upcoming actress in court: Reports
In the latest development in the drug case involving Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old son Aryan Khan, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has reportedly found chats of the starkid with an upcoming Bollywood actress where they were discussing drugs. A report in a news portal claimed that NCB has received the chat where the duo was apparently discussing drugs during the Mumbai cruise party on October 2. Meanwhile, during the previous hearing in the court, the chats of Aryan Khan with some drug peddlers were also handed over to the court by the NCB team. Now, confirming the same, a tweet by a news agency states, 'Drugs-on-cruise case | Mumbai NCB says it has submitted WhatsApp chats of Aryan Khan in the court. Police has found a drug related WhatsApp chats that are allegedly between Aryan Khan and a debut Actress: NCB'. Meanwhile, ever since Aryan Khan's arrest in the drug case, NCB, is also facing massive criticism by some politicians and B-town celebs. The central anti-drug agency is accused of getting politically influenced and only focussing to nab the Bollywood celebs. Earlier, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik claimed that Aryan Khan's arrest in the drug case was 'forgery'. A few days ago, while maintaining that NCB is a transparent body and is working in the nation’s interest, an official stated that all the criticism in Aryan Khan's case is making the central anti-drug agency much stronger. On condition of anonymity, in a conversation with ETimes, an NCB official has said, 'The criticism is only making us stronger in working towards our goal to clean up drugs from the country. While the critics were busy making allegations we were carrying out an operation in which we have recovered drugs worth Rs 1 crore.' Meanwhile, a Special NDPS court will pronounce the verdict on Aryan Khan's bail plea on October 20.
#BoycottFabIndia is trending, here's everything about it!
India seems to have become a country where anything and everything is becoming a topic of debate. With Diwali around the corner, many lifestyle and fashion brands have come up with Diwali special campaigns and one such campaign has now landed, homegrown label FabIndia.
Janhvi Kapoor schools paparazzi for insisting dad Boney Kapoor to take off mask
Although the number of COVID-19 cases are dipping, scores of people around the world are still taking every safety precaution available against the novel coronavirus, and celebrities are no exception. In India, too, Bollywood celebrities have often criticised fans on social media for not taking the virus seriously. Actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sara Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Alia Bhatt, Gauahar Khan, Varun Dhawan, Preity Zinta, to name a few, have in the past, schooled members of media and fans for getting too close without wearing masks. Now, most recently, actress Janhvi Kapoor had to yet again remind the paparazzi that the pandemic is not over yet. It happened so that Janhvi and her dad Boney Kapoor were spotted at the Mumbai airport and the shutterbugs surrounded the father-daughter duo to get some good shots, with many telling Boney Kapoor to remove his mask. However, Janhvi stopped her faf from taking off his mask while posing for pictures. She was seen putting his mask back on, even as the photographers were heard saying, "Kuch nahi hoga (Nothing will happen)." However, when the photographers insisted Boney Kapoor further, who was on the verge of taking off his mask, Janhvi schooled them saying 'It is not safe, please do not give such wrong advice'.
What does your little finger say about your personality
Most often we show people only what we want to, depending on how we like to project ourselves. Guessing our personality is not always so easy for the other especially when we do not show all sides of the coin. But did you know that people can detect what kind of a person you are by simply looking at your pinky finger? Find out how!
Checkout Shilpa Shetty's motivational posts
Shilpa Shetty Kundra is not only known for her acting skills or sensuous dancing, the diva plays a very important role in the lives of her millions of social media followers. Her Insta handle serves as a fitness motivation, as she keeps on sharing photos and videos from her exercise session. Be it Yoga, weight training or diet tips, Shilpa acts as a virtual fitness coach for many. Recently, the actress shared a pic of herself doing weight training along with a note which will surely inspire you to hit the gym right away! Requesting her fans to always keep a tab on health and diet, Shilpa wrote, 'Every day that we wake up is an opportunity to turn our lives around the way we want it. Make it worthwhile by giving your dreams, goals, and passion your 100%. But, remember your health and diet are responsible for bringing out the best version of you to take on the world. Go the extra mile and take good care of yourself. You have tons of potential. Allow your mind and body to support you through the journey. Go for it!' Apart from this, Shilpa and her husband Raj Kundra have slapped actress Sherlyn Chopra with a Rs 50 crore defamation case. This came after Sherlyn Chopra filed a complaint on October 14, against Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty for allegedly committing fraud against her and harassing her mentally. She also accused Kundra of sexual harassment. Now, Shilpa and Raj, through their notice, are seeking an apology and Rs 50 crore in damages for 'lewd, below the belt' remarks against them on public platforms. The couple's official statement reportedly reads, 'The entire allegations made by Ms Sherlyn Chopra against Mr Raj Kundra and Ms Shilpa Shetty Kundra, are concocted, false, fake, frivolous, baseless, without any evidence, even to Ms Sherlyn Chopra’s knowledge, and have been made with an ulterior motive to defame and extort money.'
Film industry has to pay a price for being high profile: Javed Akhtar on Aryan Khan's arrest
After the arrest of Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old son Aryan Khan in the infamous drug case, many came out in support of the starkid and his family including Bollywood personalities and politicians. Now, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar has yet again reacted to the entire controversy saying that the Hindi film industry is under the scanner due to its high profile nature and it is the price it has to pay. On the sidelines of an event, when Javed saab was asked if he feels that Bollywood is being routinely targeted with raids, he said, "This is the price the film industry has to pay for being high profile. When you're high profile, people have fun pulling you down, throwing muck at you. If you're a nobody, then who has the time to throw stones at you?" Taking an indirect dig at the seizure of a huge quantity of drugs at Mundra port in Gujarat's Kutch district, Javed Akhtar further said, "You find cocaine worth Rs one billion dollar at a port, somewhere else there were 1200 people where ganja and a total sum of Rs 1 lakh 30 thousand is found, according to media reports.' He further added, "Now this has become a big national news but I haven't seen any headline on the billion dollar cocaine..."
Rubina Dilaik surprised to meet her young fans in a remote area
Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina Dilaik couldn’t contain her happiness when she recently met her young fans in a remote area of Himachal Pradesh. The actress, who is currently vacationing in Spiti with hubby Abhinav Shukla shared how grateful she feels to experience the beautiful moment.