A Very Happy Birthday To The Gorgeous Diva Sushmita Sen! Know Her Secret To Being Fit And Fab At 43!

A Very Happy Birthday To The Gorgeous Diva Sushmita Sen! Know Her Secret To Being Fit And Fab At 43!

The quote “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind” is perfect for the stunning actress; Sushmita Sen. The 43 year old actress is definitely ageing gracefully and we cannot stop admiring her. It goes without saying that the talented woman is a diva. A fitness enthusiast, the actress is a genius when it comes to her fitness and health. The actress never fails to inspire and motivate her fans with her strenuous exercises. Sushmita Sen who turns 43 today has been active on social media, and is seen sharing her workout videos time and again.

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Here’s a peak into her workout videos:

The former Miss Universe has always maintained a healthy lifestyle and always tries to push her limits. In her recent Instagram post, the actress was seen doing an aerial exercise. The actress surely believes in constant practice and being fearless. Practice is the key which helps you achieve your desired goals. This is evident from her caption in the Instagram post. The post said, “Being fearless does not mean the lack of fear, it simply means less fear, more courage.”

Sushmita Sen loves sweating it out in the gym. She always experiments with her workouts. From head planks to kickboxing to Pilates the actress puts in a lot of effort in her workout regimes. The actress also does Pilates, which is great for toning the body. It enhances your muscle strength, focuses on your core and increases your flexibility. Her Instagram post are filled with words of inspiration and will make you hit the gym right now


Refreshing, Energising And Meditative: Alia Bhatt Gives Reasons For Her Love For Pilates

Refreshing, Energising And Meditative: Alia Bhatt Gives Reasons For Her Love For Pilates

Well, well, well… seems like Pilates can do much more than helping some of the top celebrities of Bollywood get in the perfect shape. As Alia Bhatt puts it, Pilates can be like “meditation” which can “shot up” your energy levels even on days when you are extremely exhausted. Exercise can be quite refreshing and relieving for people. Some of the top fitness experts of the country are of the opinion that regular exercise can provide great physical and mental health benefits. In one of her recent posts on Instagram, Alia Bhatt illustrates a few lower body stretching Pilates exercises.

In the caption of her post, she mentions how shooting nights can be very tiring for actors. Late night or full day or early morning shoots can mess with the body’s natural clock. Alia mentions that because of regular shoots, she woke up exhausted. But after a little “monkeying around” and intense Pilates, her energy levels were revived again.

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As an exercise regime, Pilates involve coordination of mind and the body, which works like “meditation” for Alia. In the video shared below, celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala can be heard instructing Alia how to perform the exercise.

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Here’s what Alia wrote on the caption of her post, “Shooting nights can be very tiring for the body cause of the way it messes with your natural body clock.. I woke up today feeling so so exhausted.. But after monkeying around and doing some intense pilates, my energy level just shot up. The mind and body coordination during a pilates workout is like meditation for me.. If you miss even one beat of focus everything can go totally off.. And ofcourse don’t miss my beautiful trainer @yasminkarachiwala in the background with her soft but strict instructions (sic)”


Happy Birthday Kartik Aaryan: Diet And Fitness Routine Of The Lukka Chhupi Actor

Happy Birthday Kartik Aaryan: Diet And Fitness Routine Of The Lukka Chhupi Actor

Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan is celebrating his 30th birthday today. The dapper actor, who is known for his roles in the ‘Pyaar ka Punchnama’ movies, is going to be seen opposite Kriti Sanon in ‘Lukka Chhupi’ next. The actor was shooting in his hometown Gwalior for the same and he created quite a wave among his fans in the city. The good-looking actor also seems to be a gym freak, as is evident from the multiple workout videos he has posted on his Instagram page. We’re all fans of his lean torso and fit physique, which he obviously works very hard to maintain. Recently Kartik Aaryan made headlines after ‘Kedarnath’ actor Sara Ali Khan said that she would like to date him. This statement of Sara Ali Khan sent a wave of excitement among the netizens, who seemingly started shipping this good looking duo already. Well, we aren’t complaining either!

Coming to Kartik Aaryan, the actor seems like he takes a lot of care of his diet and maintains a strict fitness regime in order to look as physically fit as he does. Here is a look at birthday boy Kartik Aaryan’s diet and fitness routine, which you all may want to steal.

Kartik Aryan Diet Secrets

The actor told NDTV in an interview that the one diet tip that he follows without fail is the consumption of lukewarm water with lemon and honey first thing in the morning, because he believes that it helps in cutting fat accumulation. He also said that staying hydrated is very important to keeping fit. He might be keeping his daily diet austere and simple, but he sure doesn’t shy away from indulging once in a while. Here’s a look at Kartik Aaryan enjoying a plate of fries and drinks during a midnight swim in Singapore:


Huma Qureshi’s Post Workout Snack Is Gajak: 4 Reasons To Love This Healthy Winter Sweet!

Huma Qureshi's Post Workout Snack Is Gajak: 4 Reasons To Love This Healthy Winter Sweet!

Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi has inspired many with healthy outlook towards health and her body-positive attitude. Qureshi, who often shares videos of herself working out and also shares diet tips with her followers on Instagram, has always promoted love and acceptance for all body types and shapes. The ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ actor has proven her acting chops to Bollywood lovers multiple times, but we also love her for her inspiring diet and fitness tips that she often doles out on social media. To maintain a healthy weight, mind and body, one must approach one’s diet very mindfully and turn towards healthy eating practices in the long run, instead of adopting crash diets or excessively restrictive diets. It is important to eat a healthy and proper diet during winters, as it is during the cold weather that our immune system takes a hit. There are some common winter foods that we must add to our diets for a healthy mind and body.

Gajak is one of those and Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi has found a great way to incorporate gajak in her winter diet as a post-workout snack! Qureshi posted a picture of a box full of the wintery goodness, sent in for her by her trainer. Celebrity fitness trainer Akki Sharma seemingly approves of the winter sweet as a great energising post-workout snack.


PSG Optimistic Over Fitness Of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar For Liverpool Showdown

PSG Optimistic Over Fitness Of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar For Liverpool Showdown

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both suffered injuries playing in international friendly matches last week. © AFP

It has been a month marred by off-field controversies for Paris Saint-Germain, but it is the fitness of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar that casts the longest shadow over the French club ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League crunch clash against Liverpool. PSG go into the game at the Parc des Princes in third place in Group C, and a defeat against last season’s runners-up, coupled with a win for Napoli at home to Red Star Belgrade, would condemn the Qatar-owned side to an early elimination.

Such a prospect is unthinkable for a club with the ambitions of PSG, who are desperate to improve on consecutive exits from the Champions League in the last 16.

Thomas Tuchel has won every domestic game since his appointment as coach in the summer, but PSG’s results in Europe have been underwhelming, with a 2-3 defeat at Liverpool in September being followed by two draws against Napoli.

Indeed, a 6-1 win over Red Star last month is the French side’s only victory in their last seven Champions League matches — not exactly the form of potential winners.

“We have to play very well to beat Liverpool. An average performance won’t be enough against a team like that. We are talking top level and we need to be perfectly prepared. It’s a decisive match,” club captain Thiago Silva told PSG’s official website.

But would they really be so well-prepared if the two most expensive players in the world were both absent against Jurgen Klopp’s team?


Happy Birthday Sushmita Sen: Diet And Fitness Secrets Of The Youthful 43-Year-Old

Former Bollywood actor and beauty queen Sushmita Sen has quite an active presence on social media. The super fit actor is celebrating her 43rd birthday today and let’s just admit it- Sushmita Sen doesn’t look a day older than 30! The former Miss Universe kick-started her birthday by spending some quality time with her family and rumoured boyfriend Rohman Shawl. Sen posted pictures of herself celebrating her special day with Shawl, her daughters Renee and Alisah, her brother Rajeev Sen and her mother. The Instagram post showed that the actor was feeling particularly loved on her birthday. She even cut a delicious-looking dessert, which, from the looks of it, is a cheesecake of some kind. The family appeared to have gone on an outing and the pictures suggested it was a high-end dining place or a hotel. Either way, it’s clear that Sushmita Sen is having the time of her life, looking as lovely and youthful as ever.

It’s obvious that you don’t just end up looking as fit and as beautiful as Sushmita Sen does, without doing anything! The beauty, who was crowned Miss Universe in 1994, is an inspiration to millions of women around the world. Sen posts a lot of workout and fitness videos of herself and her two daughters on Instagram, which gives us a peak into the healthy lifestyle that she is teaching her daughters to lead. Let’s take a look at Sushmita Sen’s own diet and fitness routine to see what keeps the svelte star so fit, even at 43.

Happy Birthday Sushmita Sen: Diet And Fitness Secrets Of The Youthful 43-Year-Old

Sushmita Sen And Rohman Shawl Are Giving Us Major Fitness Goals

Sushmita Sen And Rohman Shawl Are Giving Us Major Fitness Goals


Sushmita Sen and her rumoured boyfriend Rohman Shawl are giving us major fitness goals and how. On Wednesday morning, both Sushmita and Rohman shared videos from their workout session on their respective Instagram profiles. In the video posted by Sushmita, the former beauty queen can be seen exercising with gymnastic rings as Rohman cheers for her. She wrote: “First workout of my 43rd year. I rise to the gymnastic rings, carrying no burdens of the past, no wait of the future, only this moment completely aware and alive.” Sushmita addressed Rohman as “my man” in her caption and added, “To celebrate life as I witness my Maa and “my man” applaud every effort and truly appreciate all the blisters.” Rohman too shared a video of himself exercising with gymnastic rings and revealed that it was Sushmita Sen, who introduced him to gymnastic rings. He wrote: “I will never be able to thank you enough for introducing me to gymnastic rings. You inspire me in every walk of life and how!”


Healthy Diet: 4 Broccoli Salad Recipes That You’ll Want To Make Tonight

Healthy Diet: 4 Broccoli Salad Recipes That You'll Want To Make Tonight

Broccoli is a deeply-divisive vegetable. George Bush Sr hated even the sight of it, banning it from being served even from Air Force One. “And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m president of the United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli!” he is reputed to have grumbled. On the other hand is Barack Obama, who absolutely loves the stuff.

Broccoli may cleave the Presidents of the USA, but it is rather a delicious vegetable, and endlessly versatile – it easily takes to South East Asian flavours as well as European and Indian ones. You can barbecue it, roast it with cheese, layer it into a macaroni bake or even toss it into Thai curries. But although most people view broccoli as a sort of warming vegetable to be eaten in winters or monsoons, it is also excellent in salads, which makes it the perfect vegetable for our simmering, sultry summers. Broccoli and cheese are a match made in salad heaven, but it also works superbly in a garlic, chilli and soy sauce salad, or tumbled with pasta or even cooked with sausage or salami for a more hearty salad. Below, I’ve given you some of my absolute favourite broccoli salads, quick and easy to put together, with the minimum of fuss. Perfect for a summer’s day when you don’t want to spend hours broiling over the stove.

Broccoli Pasta Salad

You can use leftover pasta for this, or make fresh. Any small pasta like farfalle (bow tie shaped) or penne should do. I love adding fruit to my salads; in this case, the sweetness of the pear acts as a subtle foil to the earthy funkiness of broccoli.

broccoli salad pasta

Pasta – 150g
Broccoli – 100g
Pear – 1, chopped into little pieces
Cucumber – 1 small, diced
Red pepper – 1, chopped finely
Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Balsamic vinegar – 2 tsp
Orange juice – 1 tbsp
Pistachios to serve
Salt to taste


Bring a pot of heavily salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (around seven to ten minutes). Cut the broccoli into small florets, and toss it into the pot, after removing the pasta. Then dry the hot broccoli with a napkin, in order to prevent it from getting mushy. Add it with the pasta to the pepper, the pear and the cucumber.

Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, orange juice, salt, and chilli together vigorously, then pour into salad. Sprinkle with pistachios before serving for a bit of crunch.

South East Asian Broccoli Salad

broccoli salad

Healthy diet: broccoli salad recipe

Ginger paste – 2 tsp
Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Sesame oil – 4 tbsp
Soy sauce – 2 tsbp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Broccoli – 200g
Corn – 50 g
Baby corn – 50g
Carrot – 1, chopped into matchsticks
Peanuts – 1/2 cup, roasted until crisp
Salt to taste


Stir fry the broccoli in 1 tbsp sesame oil and set aside. Vigorously mix the sesame oil, soy sauce and chilli powder together in a bowl. Smother the vegetables in it, then mix in the ginger, garlic and chilli powder. Add salt to taste, and serve with peanuts (and a wedge of lime if you like).

Hot Broccoli, Choriz and Prawn Salad

broccoli salad prawns

​Healthy diet: Broccoli salad recipes

Broccoli – 250g
Goa sausage – (choriz) 100g
Prawns – 200 g
Olive oil to fry
Garlic cloves – 8, chopped
Green peas – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves to serve
Honey – 2 tsp
Green chilli – 1, chopped
Extra virgin olive oil – 1/4 cup


Cube the sausage and fry in some olive oil in a saucepan, for about six minutes. Then add in the garlic, frying until pale gold in colour. Toss in the broccoli, stirring occasionally. Add the green peas and prawns once the broccoli is nearly tender, around five or six minutes.

Toss the honey, extra virgin olive oil and chilli in a bowl, and pour over the contents of the saucepan. Season and serve with coriander sprinkled on top.

Broccoli, Ricotta And Rice Salad

This broccoli salad is a great way to dispose off old, leftover rice-you can use any type of rice you like.

broccoli salad

Broccoli – 250g
Kashmiri chilli – 1, finely chopped
Ricotta – 100g
Leftover cooked rice – 100g, at room temperature
Baby spinach leaves – 200g
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Salt to taste


  1. Bring a pan of water to boil, and add salt. Meanwhile, cut the broccoli into little florets, and as soon as the water starts bubbling over, throw in the broccoli. The broccoli should take about five to six minutes to finish cooking. Take it all out and drain.
  2. Crumble the ricotta cheese into little pieces, and mix into the broccoli; the heat will help the ricotta to melt. Then toss in everything else, mix well, and serve.

Get The Most From Your Broccoli

  1. When looking to buy broccoli, look for bright green-coloured ones, with their heads compacted together, rather than loose florets. Avoid broccoli that has yellow flowers.
  2. It’s best not to overcook your broccoli, if you want to preserve its nutrition. A maximum of seven to ten minutes is ideal. This way, it won’t get soggy, and you’ll have the added advantage of leaving the broccoli crisp and bright green. You can even eat broccoli raw.
  3. If you want to keep your broccoli for a long time, try freezing it, rather than refrigerating it. Otherwise, keep it in the vegetable crisper in a bag with holes in it, so that it can breathe, and ideally, use it within three days.
  4. Cut your broccoli like you would cauliflower-the easiest way is by cutting off the canopy of florets, then cutting the more fibrous stalk. The very end of it is far too fibrous to eat though. Better to cut it off and discard it.

Put on the chef’s hat and experiment with the humble veggie.


Ayurveda skin care tips: Make friends with Neem leaf, turmeric, cinnamon

Make ayurveda your ally and stay safe in the swimming pool this summer.

With the summer heat rising each day, swimming is one activity most people love to indulge in whenever they get time. It’s a refreshing and fun activity that can be enjoyed by all age groups. But before you step out this summer, ensure you have some skin protection in place. You can take help from ayurveda.

Omkar Kulkarni, Head of R&D department, Netsurf Network and Austin, Head – Research and Development, Cholayil Private Limited, list some tips:

An earthy touch: A dip in the pool can beat the summer heat but it can leave behind a severe tan on the skin for months. Try a mixture of Multani Mitti (mineral-rich clay) along with few drops of lemon and rose water. After your time in the sun, mix the ingredients and apply on exposed areas. The paste cools the skin. Also apply coconut or olive oil liberally over body parts that are exposed to chlorinated water.

Spice up your life: Water in swimming pools contains disinfectants like iodide and chlorine, which cause skin problems like acne flare-ups, rashes and red patches. Cinnamon has great anti-microbial properties. Add a few drops of honey and aloe vera gel to cinnamon powder to fight bacteria-causing acne. The mixture also keeps the skin moist.

For a golden glow: Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and cleanses pores from within. Grind neem leaves with water and mix it with one tablespoon of turmeric powder. Apply the paste on the face with few drops of rose water to clear up skin after acne break-outs and also to reduce scars naturally.

The secret mantra: To avoid the contagious skin diseases and allergies caused by swimming in public pools, Ayurveda recommends adding neem leaf extract to bathing water. If you cannot organise a fresh extract every day, pick body cleansing products that have “neem” or “tea tree oil” as their main ingredient.


Summer skin care: Try these 5 Ayurvedic remedies to protect your skin from the sun

Skin toners are very important for people with oily or acne-prone skin as they cleanse the skin and close the pores by tightening the cell gaps. Make one at home using aloe vera.

Summer can be fun despite the sweltering heat if one knows how to take good care of the skin and hair. Protect your skin from the harmful UV rays by putting together some simple natural ingredients that are available in every household.

Here are some Ayurvedic tips for tackling skin issues in summer.

*Skin hydration is the key: Ayurveda mentions that ‘Snigdhata’ (meaning internal hydration) of the body is the key to fight multiple skin-related issues. One should schedule water drinking reminders across the day. Carry a water bottle to avoid thirsty outings and travels. Replace aerated drinks, tea and coffee with coconut water, thandai, kokum sharbat, lemon juice, buttermilk, khas drink, sugarcane juice, etc.

*Mind the heat: According to Ayurveda, the basic reason behind blood impurification and skin disorders is sudden temperature changes. Avoid stepping out directly from AC rooms into the sun and vice-versa.

Carry a water bottle to avoid thirsty outings and travels. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

*Try Ayurvedic DIY (Do it Yourself) face mask: Use multani mitti face mask in combination with milk for dry skin, honey for oily skin and water for normal skin. This will improve the natural glow of the skin. One can also try a homemade face pack with smash boiled potatoes and 2 tbsp of lemon juice to bleach the skin.

*Spice up your life: Cinnamon has great anti-microbial properties. Powder it and mix with 1 tablespoon of honey and sugar granules. Use this mixture as a natural scrub to remove the dead skin from the face.

*Coat skin with layers of aloe vera and cucumber: Skin toners are very important for people with oily or acne-prone skin as they cleanse the skin and close the pores by tightening the cell gaps. Preparing a toner depending on your skin type will have a great effect. Mix apple cider, vinegar and water in 1:1 ratio and add half cup of green tea, cucumber juice and aloe vera gel. Shake it well and then apply it on the skin to soothe and repair it.