OPINION : "'I'll just have a little rest, a wee disco nap," I told myself before I headed off to my Seven Sharp interview, with the funny and rather adorable reporter Julian Lee. It didn't happen. Instead I sat on my bed as anxious as a 15-year-old waiting for NCEA level one exam results. Any more tightly wound, and I would not have needed a car to get to the location. I would simply spring there in several boing, boing, boings! I assume releasing one’s first book is supposed to be exciting. I felt like I was about to perform Lady Macbeth without learning my lines. If excited is another word for 'sh.....g myself' then I was certainly excited. A few months ago I was asked to write a book. Not a biography, a 'real' book for women about the real things that happen to us, and the mistakes I've made as I've attempted to be the leading lady in my own Grimm’s fairytale. It was wonderful writing it. I was fairly chuffed knowing I'd finished it, and even a bit proud to know it was being … [Read more...] about Why did I think I could write a book?
Meghan Markle is facing fury over reportedly saying that she did not want to attend Prince Philip’s funeral as she "doesn’t want to be the centre of attention". Prince Harry was forced to make the solo trip to the UK after Meghan, who is heavily pregnant, was instructed by doctors to avoid the long-haul flight. People close to the Duchess of Sussex told new outlets that she and the late Duke of Edinburgh "had a special bond and she adored him" despite not publicaly addressing his death. An insider also alleged: “Meghan said attending or not attending Prince Philip’s funeral isn’t going to change her relationship with the Queen. “She said the Queen understands her absence and would want her to stay safe and healthy for the baby.” However, these reports are causing a wave of fury among royal fans. “If you don’t want to be the ‘centre of attention’ you don’t leak numerous stories,” a twitter user wrote in response to the reports. The particular Tweet gained over 1000 … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle faces fury over ‘centre of attention’ claim at Prince Philip’s funeral
Mandira Bedi has a new addition to her family. Mandira and her husband Rraj Kaushal welcomed daughter Tara and introduced her to the world through a social media post. The couple, who have a son named Vir, adopted the four-year-old girl in July. Mandira shared an adorable family portrait with all four of them matching in white and smiling with glee. She captioned her post, "She has come to us, Like a blessing from above. Our little girl, Tara. Four years and a bit. With eyes that sparkle like stars. Sister to her Vir. Welcoming her home. With open arms and pure love. Grateful, thankful. blessed. Tara Bedi Kaushal. Became a part of our family on 28th July 2020." The actress received many congratulatory messages on her post. Vidya Malvade wrote, "God bless you & your little twinkling star...Tara." Anindita Bose wrote, "so so soooooo happy for you'll....Congratulations." Mandira had expressed her wish to adopt a girl child in an earlier interview with … [Read more...] about Mandira Bedi Welcomes Daughter Tara To Her Family; ‘She Has Come To Us Like A Blessing’
New Delhi: Actress Anita Hassanandani ringed in her 40th birthday on Wednesday (April 14) and her husband Rohit Reddy made sure to make it extra special for his baby mama. Due to worsening COVID situation in the country and restrictions imposed in Maharashtra, Anita had a private but super fun celebration with Rohit. The ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ actress husband got his lady love beautiful red roses bouquet and decked up their home with balloons in different designs like heart and star and also arranged for a scrumptious spread and a delicious birthday cake. However, his hilarious video wishing his wife on Instagram has the couples fans rolling on the floor laughing. Check out the hilarious video. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rohit Reddy (@rohitreddygoa) "I usually hate to use the F word, but.... You’re FORTY! Happy Birthday wifey! @anitahassanandani P.S: Please remember this … [Read more...] about Anita Hassanandani turns 40, hubby Rohit Reddy calls her ‘eternal sleeping beauty’
Hanoi’s iconic Hoan Kiem Lake is adored by tourists and locals alike, but many surrounding areas are simply too full Located deep in an alley on Hang Buom street is house No.53, built over 100 years ago. Although severely degraded with many cracks appearing in the rotten walls and stairs, the 3-storey house with dozens of apartments has been the residence for nearly 200 people for many years. Nguyen Trung Truc, a resident living in an apartment on the first floor said, “The house has signs of dilapidation and the entrance to the house lacks sunlight, so it is dirty and dark. When opening the door, the smell flies straight into the house. Every time it rains, the house and the yard are wet.” Truc’s family and the households who live here all want to have a new spacious and cleaner place, but what they worry about most is how to earn a living after moving, when their current income mainly depends on street trading in the Old Quarter. With a history of more than 1,000 years, … [Read more...] about Zoning plan to preserve beauty of central Hanoi