Life & Style

Chili peppers can battle obesity

WASHINGTON: There is good news for those who find it hard to resist fatty foods. An ingredient found in chili peppers could help you prevent weight gain after eating a high-fat diet, a study involving an Indian-origin researcher has found. Capsaicin, being the chief ingredient in chili peppers stimulates energy burning — a dietary supplement could be developed to do away ...

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A musky happening

ISLAMABAD: There were no flowers — just a saucy musk made with a tinge of cinnamon, a dash of pepper and intense tobacco. The fashion show introducing ‘Red Musk’, the latest addition to The Body Shop fragrances took place on Sunday evening. It was a showcase of performances that could pass for a recipe for disaster. Blazing red lights beamed through ...

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Ali Haider to release new album on V-Day

KARACHI: Singer-actor Ali Haider is set to release his album Koi Aisi Baat on Valentine’s Day, reported Roznama Express. The title song of the album has been posted on Ali’s Facebook fan page. The album’s soundtrack also features a World Cup anthem, which is dedicated to the Pakistani cricket team. Ali shared that Koi Aisi Baat is a 10-track album, which ...

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What doesn’t kill you makes you Hrithik Roshan

NEW DELHI:  There is a way out of every struggle that one may encounter in life —that’s the message actor Hrithik Roshan has given out after successfully overcoming obstacles. The star, who has successfully battled stammering and more, says if you have the right point of view, handicaps can become your wings. Be it the Bang Bang! the star’s flexible ...

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‘I Am Malala’ bags Grammy Award

The audio version of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai’s book, I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World, was honoured with the ‘Best Children’s Album’ Award at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, reported IANS. The book has been narrated by Neela Vaswani under the label Hachette Audio. “I had no idea it was even ...

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‘Better Call Saul’ than be sorry

Breaking Bad’s prequel-sequel Better Call Saul premiered on February 8. The show, which is a spin-off to the commercially and critically-acclaimed TV series, tells the story of lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) six years before he meets Walter White (Brian Cranston), reported rollingstone.com. The pilot episode for the show has been written and directed by Better Call Saul and Breaking ...

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Bouncer and the box office

KARACHI:  Although cricket and cinema have co-existed peacefully since the emergence of multiplexes in the country over the past four years, the World Cup could be a gauge of of the new-and-improved Pakistani cinema’s resilience. Speaking to The Express Tribune about the commercial prospects of Pakistani cinema during the world tournament, cinema owners share the belief that box-office return of ...

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Stars in black and white on Grammys red carpet

LOS ANGELES: The mega-stars of the music world rocked daring outfits in classic black and white on the Grammys red carpet Sunday, strutting their stuff in Los Angeles on the industry’s biggest night.   Beyonce – who took home three Grammys – sashayed in a sheer black Proenza Schouler gown with a deep V neckline and long sleeves. Madonna channelled her ...

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‘I am Malala’ wins Grammy for best children’s album

LOS ANGELES: The audio version of the book “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World”, by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, was awarded the Best Children’s Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards here. The book was narrated by Neela Vaswani under the label Hachette Audio. “I Am Malala…” is the memoir of ...

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Best of BAFTAs: Highlights from UK film night

LONDON: From a wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking taking to the stage to an emotional tribute for late director Richard Attenborough, it was a memorable night at the BAFTA awards ceremony on Sunday. Here are some of the highlights as up-and-coming actors joined Hollywood heavyweights like Tom Cruise for the event at London’s Royal Opera House: – Award presenters this year included Hawking, ...

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