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Here’s How Our Favourite Indian Celebrities Are Acing The Self-Quarantine Game

Celebrities have the power to motivate the world when the going gets tough. In the time of Coronavirus outbreak, some of our favourite Indian celebrities are taking to social media to give everyone a sneak-peek into their self-quarantine phase. By Kumar Shree

1. Alia Bhatt


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Alia’s sister Shaheen shared this story on her Instagram account telling us about their game night with friends.

2. Amitabh Bachchan


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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan penned a poem about Coronavirus, and you’ll have to listen to this.

3. Ayushmann Khurrana


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Tahira Kashyap shared the details of their self-quarantine on her Instagram account. It seems like the family is enjoying some art time together.

4. Deepika Padukone


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Deepika Padukone chooses to indulge in some self-care.

5. Jacqueline Fernandez


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Jacqueline and her cat, Mister Yoda, are indulging in reading.

6. Kareena Kapoor Khan


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Kareena Kapoor Khan Instagrams an image of Saif Ali Khan as he reads a book.

7. Priyanka Chopra


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Priyanka Chopra is also enjoying this phase with her dog.

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From Lady Gaga To Elizabeth Banks, This Is How International Celebrities Are Spending Time Indoors During The Coronavirus Scare

In the time of Coronavirus outbreak, some of our favourites celebrities around the globe are taking to social media to drive the message of self-quarantine ahead. By Kumar Shree

1. Chris Martin


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Chris Martin, Coldplay’s lead singer, held a virtual gig for his fans on Instagram.

2. Elizabeth Banks


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Her caption sums up the scenario for us, “Hot shower, cosy PJs, a hair mask, tequila and this mantra: Keep Calm,” she writes.

3. Gal Gadot


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Gal Gadot, our Wonder Woman also took to Instagram and shared an inspiring song to uplift our spirits.

4. Lady Gaga


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Lady Gaga has the sassiest way of chilling in a time like this. She is hanging out with her dogs and has one of the most meaningful captions, a part of which reads, “I’m hanging at home with my dogs. Trust me, I talked to God—she said we’re gonna be ok.”

5. Naomi Campbell


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Naomi Campbell is using this time to enjoy the simplest of the things in life. She is also learning about being in the present moment without thinking about anything else.

6. Perrie Edwards


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Perrie Edwards breaks into a dance and shows us how self-isolation can be fun.

7. Tom Hanks


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Tom Hanks, who was tested positive with the Coronavirus is currently one week down in self-isolation. He and Rita Wilson are indulging in Gin Rummy and it seems like Tom is trailing behind on the points table.

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World Economic Forum In Davos: What Deepika, Priyanka, Bhuvan Bam, and Sadhguru Are Doing There!

World Economic Forum 2020 (WEF) is being conducted in Davos, Switzerland and our favourite stars Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Youtuber Bhuvan Bam, and spiritual guru Jaggi Vasudev are there to add their bits to the global event. Let’s know who’s doing what. By Kumar Shree

This year’s WEF is taking place from January 21 to 24 in the picturesque mountain town of Davos. The theme for this year is ‘Stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world’.

Deepika has already received her Crystal Award for raising awareness and fighting the stigma around mental health in India. Her Live Love Laugh Foundation works towards the same and also takes up community-based mental health projects.

Priyanka in her speech urged the world leaders for putting their wealth towards eradicating extreme poverty in the world. She also urged the leaders for working towards keeping climate change in check and finding a solution to inequality by 2030.

Jaggi Vasudev, also known as Sadhguru, will preach these world leaders on the art of mindfulness. He will also conduct morning meditation and yoga sessions at the forum.

One of the most unexpected yet fascinating attendees is India’s favourite Youtuber Bhuvan Bam. He will attend the panels and will make his audience aware about the ongoings at WEF. This is expected to bridge the gap between the likes of those attending these events and the commoners.

A whole lot of stalwarts in their respective industries will also be there at the WEF. Talking of the international names, German Chancellor Angela Markel, US President Donald Trump, climate activist Greta Thunberg, environmentalist and filmmaker David Attenborough, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates are gracing the event.

From India, Commerce minister Piyush Goyal, corporate giants like N Chandrasekaran of the Tata Group, Rahul and Sanjiv Bajaj, Gautam Adani, and Kumar Mangalam Birla will also attend the event. Apart from these Mukesh Ambani, who is on the board of trustees for WEF 2020 will also be there.

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Agra and Lucknow’s Sheroes Hangout Revives Many ‘Chhapaak’ Survivors

The Deepika Padukone-starrer and Meghna Gulzar’s directorial Chhapaak has brought back the important topic of acid attacks and preventing them. This brings to our attention the Sheroes Hangout in Agra and Lucknow, a chain of cafes run entirely by acid attack survivors. By Kumar Shree

The burns created by acid is not only on the skin, it chars the soul and will of a survivor as well. At a time when these survivors cage themselves in a societal-stigma-induced confinement, Sheroes Hangout delivers a shimmering ray of hope. It extends an offering hand for these survivors to reappear in the open, accept their new identity and lead a life of dignity.

Alok Dixit, a journalist turned activist, is the brain behind Sheroes Cafe. He is also at the helm of Chhanv Foundation and Stop Acid Attacks campaign. This cafe, which was set up with the idea of rehabilitating the #AcidAttackSurvivors, has been successfully living up the agenda. Both the centres have been doing well, and are now a popular go-to spot for food, snacks, leisure, book reading, and shopping.

The cafe employs many acid attack survivors like Madhu Kashyap and Rukaiya Khatoon. Rupa Saa — whose last name is an acronym for Stop Acid Attacks, in turn representing what she truly stands for — is another one of Shereos’ employees.

It was during the opening of their first cafe in Agra that Alok Dixit met Laxmi Agarwal, the survivor whose story forms base for Chhapaak.

The Agra cafe that opened in December, 2014 is a short walk from the Taj Mahal, and initially operated on a ‘pay as you wish’ policy. It has now evolved into a full-fledged establishment which runs like any other cafe with its own fixed menu and prices. It also has a library, a community radio hub, and a boutique corner showcasing creations of those working at the cafe.


Sheroes Hangout, Agra: Behind Go Stops Hostel, Taj Nagari Phase 1, RK Puram Phase-2, Agra

Sheroes Hangout, Lucknow: Opposite Dr B R Ambedkar Park, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

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5 Hotels in Bangalore That Are Perfect For The #DeepVeer-Style Grand Reception

All our social media feeds are bursting with the adorable pictures of Deepika Padukone, and Ranveer Singh, and well, our hearts have collectively melted. Tonight they are throwing their first reception party in Bangalore at the gorgeous Leela Palace. By Japleen Kaur

But hey, that’s not the only stunning hotel in Bengaluru that’s fit for a celebrity wedding. We’ve curated a list of other hotels that are definitely in the race for being the ideal destination for a magical wedding or a grand reception.

  1. Le Méridien


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Le Meridien comes with some serious reputation reputation, so you know you won’t be disappointed. A perfect mix of heritage and modern tastes, this one is for those who believe in the concept of the ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’. Plus, they have a golf course for you to plan a gala event at!

RELATED: Why We Are Crushing Over These Gorgeous Wedding Venues At Le Méridien New Delhi

2. Ritz Carlton


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Whether you want an outdoor garden function, or an intimate indoor event, Ritz Carlton will help you design either (or both) beautifully. They have in-house wedding experts who can also plan your reception to suit your needs. And we hear that the rooftop restaurant is stellar.

3. Sheraton Grand


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With the best hotels around the world, the one in Bengaluru is nothing less. High quality service, and hospitality that you’ll remember for years to come, Sheraton might be a good idea for timeless wedding festivities.

RELATED: Top 20 Hotels in India You Can’t Miss If You Like to Live the Luxe Life

4. Taj West End


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Bangalore is a metropolitan city, but Taj West End takes you to another world, far away from the hustle of the dwellers. The architecture will bowl you over instantly, and we guarantee you’ll start thinking of all the pretty pictures you’ll get against the royal off-white colour scheme of the hotel.

5. The Zuri Whitefield


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This business hotel is ideal for smaller, yet luxury wedding functions. What we suggest would be a great poolside party, with the sun setting down in the backdrop. After all, they have one of the most amazing looking infinity pools in the country! Why not make use of it, right?

RELATED: The Weddings and Honeymoons Issue 2018-2019

Meanwhile, take a look at all the #DeepVeer wedding images that are breaking the Internet!


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Everything You Need To Know About Deepika And Ranveer’s Italian Wedding Venue

The wedding everyone has been excitedly waiting for is finally taking place at the iconic Villa del Balbianello in Lake Como, Italy. The two-day #DeepVeer wedding is scheduled for November 14 and 15, and here’re all the details you need to know about the stunning venue. By Nitya Malik

The preparations of the most awaited wedding of the year has already begun in Italy. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are getting married at the Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como on November 14 and 15.

This authentically Italian locales of Como is already renowned as the au courant ‘It’ wedding destination. With Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding happening there last year, and the Ambanis’ hosting their daughter’s engagement party in Lake Como, the region has garnered much media attention in the last few months.

Let’s be honest. Lake Como is indeed one of the most alluring destinations in Italy. Relaxing, peaceful, it has everything — history, scenic landscapes, beautiful architecture — and is the picture perfect romantic destination to host a fairytale wedding.

The plush Villa del Balbianello located on Lake Como is one on the most favoured and posh places for a destination wedding. With a beautiful view of the western shore of Lake Como, this venue has not only played host to high profile weddings, but is an equally popular location for fashion and film shoots including Star Wars and Bond films.

Enjoying mesmerising views, this 18th-century residence and its expansive gardens have also hosted several authors and travellers alike, and is one of the most beautiful residences of this part.

Balbianello was founded by Cardinal Durini, a writer, who in the 18th century chose this property as his retreat; only to be recovered later by Guido Monzino who was a passionate traveller (and the first Italian to climb the Everest), besides being an entrepreneur who made the villa his ‘shelter’ in 1974. Even today, the villa houses Monzino’s collection of maps, travel tools, books, and collectibles including souvenirs of his adventures at the Museum of Expeditions. FAI has been managing the villa since 1988, and it’s the most visited space by tourists among all the 52 FAI-run properties.

One needs to access this very exclusive property by boat, and the villa provides a 360° view of the lake. Depending on the guest list at the wedding, one can either get married on the terraces or the loggia. While the Villa del Balbianello rentals are based on the number of guests and areas used, wedding breakfasts and dinners are planned only when the villa is closed to public. And just so you know, each chair that you might need as a part of the wedding decor at the venue will set you back by over Rs. 1,000 as rental charges per chair!

So get set for one of the most luxurious destination weddings and one that’ll surely cost #DeepVeer a fortune. But hell, what’s a wedding without band baaja, right, and if it’s a place as beautiful as the Balbianello, you count money no more!

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Here’s Where Ranveer-Deepika Are Getting Married (And Why You Should Too!)

With Deepika Padukone, and Ranveer Singh announcing their wedding dates, the whole nation has gone into a frenzy. Everyone has bookmarked November 14-15 and the wedding is likely to take place at Lake Como, Italy. And here’s why we think it’s a fantastic choice. By Japleen Kaur

Bollywood’s most dynamic, and the country’s favourite couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are finally tying the knot, and we just can’t keep calm. Not only because they’re finally getting hitched, but the destination they have chosen to do so is pure heaven.

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Lake Como in Italy has been a favourite among celebrities for a while now. George and Amal Clooney were the first ones to buy a house at this posh locale, and put the gorgeous place on the map. But John Legend and Chrissy Teigen made it the dream location for weddings after their nuptials. Recently, Mukesh and Neeta Ambani’s daughter, Isha, also got engaged to Ajay and Swati Piramal’s son Anand at Lake Como. Plus with Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma getting married in Italy, the doors to a dreamy Bollywood wedding is  already open.

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But why Lake Como? Well, we have 3 very good reasons for it, and probably why event you should be considering this destination if you’re up for a fairy tale wedding!

  1. It’s breathtaking!

Stunning villas with surreal lawns line the pristine Lake Como making it the perfect destination for anyone to say ‘I do’. You know those fairy tale, Disney weddings we see in movies? This is probably the place they pictured. There is no doubt about that.

2. It’s secluded and private

With not many people visiting this part of Italy, Lake Como remains a rather untapped destination. Popular for fancy weddings though, this place has its own charm, vibe and aura. Away from the gaze of the media, and fanatic fans, with an intimate guest list, this is that picture perfect locale if you’re looking for a private ceremony.

3. It’s home to great food and wine

What’s not to love about Italian wine and gourmet food? Yes, even Deepika-Ranveer have societal pressure to live up to, and we’re certain they aren’t gonna leave any stone unturned to make sure that their guests are treated to the best of F&B. And Italy will do full justice.

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