Searching for the soul of Florence – the travel secrets of a local

Searching for the soul of Florence – the travel secrets of a local

Sarah Marshall takes an expert-led tour of Florence and finds its artistic spirit still aflame CREDIT:TIMARBAEV/TIMARBAEV Exploding in shades of magenta, mauve and violet, unfurling iris blooms dance on the breezy slopes of Viale dei Colli, one of the few green areas in this stone-built Tuscan city. Each spring, locals meander along stone paths shaded by olive trees, admiring entrants to the Concorso Internazionale dell’Iris, a competition celebrating the city’s emblematic giaggiolo flower. “This is one of my favourite places,” enthuses author Kamin Mohammadi. “It’s only open for two weeks of…

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Diet Secrets of People Who Lived For More Than 100 Years

Diet Secrets of People Who Lived For More Than 100 Years

Who wouldn’t want to live up to 100 years and beyond? But in today’s time with the kind of stressful lives we lead, is it really possible? Here are some diet secrets from the world’s people. We can’t vouch for whether nor they’ll work for you, they definitely seem to have worked for them. You must want to steal some tips. Take a cue. 1. World’s oldest person, Emma Morano died at the age of 117 in Italy on 15th April 2017. Born in Britain, she celebrated her 117th birthday last…

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Superstar Suriya’s Diet and Fitness Secrets Revealed

Superstar Suriya’s Diet and Fitness Secrets Revealed

Best known for Nandha, Kaakha Kaakha, Perazhagan, Ghajini, Vaaranam Aayiram, Ayan, Singam and Singam 2; Saravanan Sivakumar, aka Suriya, has won the hearts of millions not only by his acting skills but also because of his well-toned body. From losing ten kilos within a span of just twenty-two days to bulking up muscles for the third installment of the super hit Singham franchise, Saravanan never fails to keep up his fitness quotient. It’s not good genes but a whole lot of hard work – from insane workouts to biryani sacrifices…

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5 Beauty Secrets to Glow Like a Goddess This Festive Season

5 Beauty Secrets to Glow Like a Goddess This Festive Season

The very mention of the coming festivals fills one with the urge to look their best. It’s the time of celebration, with numerous functions to attend to with friends and families and rejoice the grandeur of the Maa. I believe in the famous quote, “a thing of beauty is a joy forever,” not only in how we beautify ourselves but in our surroundings too. For this year’s festivities, I have selected some of my secret and most exotic recipes to make you resonate like the goddess herself. So start early…

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Sidharth Malhotra’s Fitness Secrets: What Makes Him So Lean and Chiseled?

Sidharth Malhotra’s Fitness Secrets: What Makes Him So Lean and Chiseled?

He is one of the most desirable men of Bollywood. His chiseled body and lean physique stirs waves of envy in most men. Sidharth Malhotra started his acting career in the year 2012 opposite two other extremely talented debutants – Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. His very first movie, Karan Johar’s Student of the Year, sky-rocketed him to success. In his 4 years of Bollywood career, Sidharth has delivered laudable performances in six diverse movies besides winning humongous female attention. His is undeniably, unarguably one of the best male bodies…

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5 secrets of people who stay effortlessly slim

5 secrets of people who stay effortlessly slim

There are people out there who seem to look and feel good effortlessly. If you’ve ever wondered what their secrets are, a new study may have uncovered a couple of clues. “Most slim people don’t employ restrictive diets or intense health regimes to stay at a healthy weight,” Dr Brian Wansink, the study’s coauthor, said in a statement. “Instead, they practise easy habits like not skipping breakfast, and listening to inner cues.” It appears maintaining simple, healthy routines may be one overarching rule to easily maintaining good health.Researchers analysed the…

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Anushka Sharma’s Diet and Fitness Secrets: Her Love for Waffles and Weight Training

Anushka Sharma’s Diet and Fitness Secrets: Her Love for Waffles and Weight Training

When you choose to play a sportsperson onscreen, you’ve got to live the role to its every nuance. That’s exactly what Anushka Sharma believed in while training for her latest blockbuster, ‘Sultan’. Role-playing a sportsperson onscreen is not that easy. While the real life heroes go through a lifetime of training to be the best in the business, their silver screen counterparts have just a few months to do justice to their real-life brilliance. The ‘NH-10’ actress also went through rigorous training with pro-wrestlers to look the part in ‘Sultan’….

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Parineeti Chopra: Diet and Fitness Secrets For That Incredible Weight Loss

Parineeti Chopra: Diet and Fitness Secrets For That Incredible Weight Loss

Image Credits: Instagram/parineetichopra Among all the transformation tales of Bollywood, actress Parineeti Chopra is one of the latest ones. This bindaas actress may have won millions of hearts thanks to her acting talent, but now she’s hogging the limelight due to her mind blowing weight loss journey. Not many actors openly admit to being overweight, but Parineeti Chopra not only accepts it but even talks openly about feeling unfit and overweight. “BEFORE… All my life, I have struggled with how I look, how I feel, and how people looked at…

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6 interesting secrets about Thailand

6 interesting secrets about Thailand

When you think of Thailand, the first thing that comes to your mind is its adrenaline charged nightlife and then probably its mouthwatering cuisines and beautiful beaches. But there are a lot more interesting secrets about Thailand than just what they show in glitzy travel brochures and websites. If you are an explorer, you would also want to travel around places that most tourists leave unexplored. So here are the hidden gems that other Thailand packages won’t generally cover: Go North: If you want to see a side of the country…

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