No social media at Isha Ambani wedding: Guests requested to respect privacy and sanctity of occasion

The Ambani and Piramal family

The Ambani and Piramal family

The wedding fever is raging on as the celebrations for one of the most anticipated and biggest wedding begins from today. Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal kicked off their wedding festivities in the beautiful city of Udaipur from today.

The celebrations will happen at The Oberoi Udaivilas today, December 8 and some events will happen at City Palace on December 9.

The Ambanis and the Piramals are leaving no stone unturned to make Isha and Anand’s wedding a memorable day. From designing a Rs 3 lakh wedding invite to serving 5,100 people in an Anna Seva ceremony, the couple’s wedding will be one grand affair.

The couple arrived in Udaipur on December 6 with designer Manish Malhotra to kick-off the preparations for their wedding celebrations, which are speculated to be an intimate affair. The couple apparently wants to celebrate their wedding as a personal and private moment with their close-knit circle of friends.

Seems like Isha is taking cue from her best-friend Priyanka’s wedding, as she has also banned the use of mobile phones, social media and sharing images at the venue.

The couple has also requested the guests to respect their privacy and the sanctity of the occasion.

Although, it is speculated that the photos will be shared on the social media by the family themselves, like the grand announcement they made for Isha’s wedding in October.

Isha’s wedding will be covered by Joseph Radhik, who was also the wedding photographer for Priyanka’s wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.

Isha and Anand will tie the knot on December 12 at Ambanis Mumbai residence, Antilia. It will be attended by all the big names in the industry.


Nokia 3.1 now available in Germany, Italy and Malaysia

Small, affordable, Android One – that’s the elevator pitch for the Nokia 3.1. The phone just launched in Germany, Italyand Malaysia, check out the links below.

The pricing in Europe is around €150-170 and in Malaysia it’s MYR 655 (€140). The regional Nokia sites don’t have it yet, but Amazon and other retailers do.

Nokia 3.1 now available in Germany, Italy and Malaysia


Turmeric tea for weight loss? You have more options in ginger, lemon and green tea

Best tea for weight loss: The benefits of green tea, say fitness experts, are many. It helps decrease inflammation, improves skin and decrease growth of cancer cells in the body.

The aroma of tea brewing over a burner is the perfect sight in the monsoons. And what’s better is the fact that you can lose weight while sipping on some hot chai. Though our milky chai has not been associated with weight loss, the newer varieties available in the market promise instant weight loss. In fact nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar encourages her clients to drink milky chai for its many benefits. Many fitness experts count turmeric tea, ginger, lemon and green tea among the best tea for weight loss.

Green tea, which has been immensely popular in the past decade, has anti-cancer properties apart from weight loss. It speeds up the metabolism process by directly acting at the cellular level and thereby helping the fat burn rate in the body. White tea, which is a purer form of tea, inhibits the production of fat cells and also helps in weight loss,” says Harish Mohan, founder SipWise, a beverage brand.

Here’s a list of some other teas to try for weight loss

Turmeric tea

Turmeric tea accelerates digestion, increases metabolism and promotes weight loss. Turmeric has a bioactive compound called curcuminoids – curcumin, which has many powerful medicinal healing properties. “The curcumin in turmeric suppresses the growth of fat tissues and helps reduce weight. Eating mindfully and drinking turmeric tea regularly could help restrict increase in fat cells,” says Payal Kothari, integrative nutritionist and life coach.

Green tea

Being a storehouse of many antioxidant compounds, it’s easy to assume that green tea is one of the healthiest beverages. This tea helps decrease inflammation, improves skin and decrease growth of cancer cells. “This is a calorie-free drink and something that most weight-watchers swear by. Green tea contains catechins, antioxidants that help suppress the production of free radicals in the body. It has also been shown to activate the body’s thermogenic fat-burning activity,” explains Delhi-based Sujata Sharma, who is a diabetes educator for the BeatO app.

Matcha tea

For the uninitiated, matcha is a finely ground green tea. In ancient Japan, monks primarily consumed it as a beverage of choice. Now, it can either be dissolved in milk or water to add to its versatility — and also for its health benefits. “This green tea leaf powder is high in chlorophyll levels which promotes cell regeneration, detoxes and reboots the body keeping it healthy and inflammation free,” says Kothari. Apart from the health benefits like improving moods, memory and concentration, helping you relax, aiding in weight loss, matcha has taken a diverse transformation into the culinary world with chefs adding it to desserts, smoothies among other things.

Ginger, lemon, mint herbal tea

“If consumed on a daily basis, this concoction acts as a great immunity booster with its anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for all ages,” says Kothari. Just a cup of this healing tea can help detoxify and makes the body alkaline. It is easier to lose weight when the body is in alkaline mode.


This young mother’s post about depression is very real and relatable

A 25-year-old mother shared this photo to talk about her depression.

US-based Brittany Ernsperger, a 25-year-old young mother’s post on depression went viral after she wrote about the reality of what it feels like to be depressed. Ernsperger posted a photograph of clean dishes on her kitchen counter and captioned it “This is what depression looks like”.

Since posting it on Facebook, her post has been shared by over 2 lakh people because of how relatable it is. One comment reads, “This is one of the best descriptions I’ve heard for depression/anxiety and it really helps to end the stigma attached to mental health issues (and) to show it in a nice normal looking family kitchen… kudos to you for sharing your struggle!” Another reads, “This is the story of my life.”

Ernsperger’s candid message about living with depression resonated with thousands of people who shared her post and tagged friends. Many people called it “honest”.

Ernsperger writes below her photo,

“This is what depression looks like. No. Not the clean dishes. But that there were that many dishes in the first place; that I’ve gone 2 weeks without doing them. 3 days ago I sat on the kitchen floor and stared at them while I cried. I knew they needed to be done. I wanted to do them so bad.

But depression pulled me under. It sucked me in. Like a black hole. Rapidly, sinking quick-sand.

I walked by them morning and night and all day long. And just looked at them. Telling myself that I could do them. Telling myself that I would. And feeling defeated everyday that I didn’t. Making the depression only that much worse because not accomplishing something that needs to be done is failure.

She further adds, “Depression is something that “strong” people don’t talk about because they don’t want people to think they’re “weak”. You’re not weak. You’ve been strong for so long and through so many things, that your body needs a break.”


Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 to have iris scanner and Intelligent Scan

Samsung galaxy tab has been leaking off the entire time. The new tablet appeared with thin bezels and no home button on the front, raising the question what type of biometric security it would have.

Rumors have been suggesting iris scanner and face recognition features, and finally, SamMobile reported that the Galaxy Tab S4 would indeed sport them both. The information was leaked from a firmware video that shows how both features work.

The animation that explains how the iris scanner and face recognition act when powering the device is the same as in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. Both features work simultaneously, and when the sensor recognizes either the face or the irides, it unlocks. This allows the scanners to operate both in light and dark environments.


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is nearing its launch. It is likely to make an appearance on August 9 at the Galaxy Note9 unveiling and most likely will be announced at IFA in Berlin. We expect the device to arrive with Exynos 9810 chipset, Android 8.1 with Samsung Experience UI on top. It is also likely to have a cheaper variant with the same 10.5” screen size, but lower-tier specs and the model will be named .


Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

Xiaomi is holding flash sales for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, as well as the Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A models, at 12pm IST today. The flash sales will be held on both as well as Flipkart. The company will also make the Redmi 5A available for “pre-order” on at the same time. The Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched back in February, but still remains popular, with Counterpoint’s Q2 India smartphone shipments report ranking it second on the top-selling smartphone list. The budget Redmi 5A (which was launched in November last year) topped that list, with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 (launched alongside the Redmi Note 5 Pro) taking the fourth spot.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, and goes up to Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. It will be available in Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. On, the company is touting a Rs. 2,200 cashback with up to 4.5TB additional data on Jio, as well as a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music.

The Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. It will be available in Blue, Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. The company is touting a Rs. 2,200 cashback with Jio Rs. 198 and Rs. 299 plans, apart from a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music. To recall, “pre-orders” on are said to be a way to skip the queues of flash sales, and book the smartphone with an advance payment (no cash on delivery option) and a delivery time of 5 business days.

As for the televisions, the 55-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4 price in India is set at Rs. 44,999, and it comes with free 3-month subscriptions to Hungama Play and Sony LIV on The 43-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4Aprice in India is Rs. 22,999, and it has the same bundled offers on, with a JioFi cashback offer in addition. The 32-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4A price in India is Rs. 13,999, and it has the same offers as the 43-inch model.


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 Rohman Shawl Are Giving Us Major Fitness Goals

“I will never be able to thank you enough for introducing me to gymnastic rings,” wrote Rohman Shawl


Sushmita Sen And Rohman Shawl Are Giving Us Major Fitness Goals

Sushmita Sen in a still from the video. (Image courtesy: sushmitasen47 )

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!”


‘Shark Tank’: Why Mark Cuban and A-Rod invested $700K in these genius portable protein powder pods

With fitness trends like “strong not skinny” (over 7 million Instagram hashtags and counting) and diets like keto and paleo being all the rage, added protein in food and drink has continued to be big business in 2018.

Sunday’s episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank” was right on trend: Two founders pitched a portable protein powder pod so novel it got a $700,000 investment from Mark Cuban and former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez.

Vade Nutrition husband and wife co-founders Joe and Megan Johnson from East Lansing, Michigan were both college athletes (Joe was a wrestler at Michigan State University and Megan a cheerleader at the University of Arizona), and Joe was a fan of protein powder. But they wished it was less messy and more convenient to use on the go — they had to pre-measure it and trying to use it in their car after working out left their seats and console covered in powder, according to the Vade Nutrition website. That lead to the idea of portable protein powder pods; the Johnsons quit their jobs and started a business.

Vade’s protein powder pods, which have a patent pending, are encased in a food grade film (so it’s edible) that dissolves instantly when shaken or blended. The scoops of protein contain 100 percent whey isolate protein, 20 grams of protein, 90 calories and no fat or sugar and a 1.6 pound package (30 servings) currently starts at $34.99 on the website. (For comparison, many of the top-selling protein powders on Amazon have 120 calories or more, slightly more protein and sell anywhere from about $5 to $18 a pound.)

The Johnsons started selling their product (patent pending) online in July 2017 to test the market, they told the Sharks. So far the company has $80,000 in lifetime revenue and social media buzz, all unpaid, according to the founders: Fitness influencer Carrie Lynn Beamer (who has 60,000 followers) praised the product on Instagram and athlete Jamie Hagiya (who has 120,000 followers) posed with the product when it was included in the Gainz fitness subscription box in April.

But the Johnsons were also upfront with the investors that mistakes had been made; ahead of the launch at a fitness expo, they spent $50,000 on the protein powder only to discover when it was delivered that it was flavored incorrectly. They were unable to use the inventory, and they weren’t able to get their money back.

“Welcome to being an entrepreneur,” Cuban said, smiling, after hearing the story.

The Johnsons came to the tank looking for $250,000 for a 10 percent stake in the business, having already burned through $300,000 to get there.

Cuban offered a deal: $350,000 for a 20 percent stake. He saw potential in licensing and expanding to new products, and was particularly excited about their pending utility patent.

“When you’re grinding and your back is against the wall, you take the path of least resistance to cash,” Cuban told the Johnsons. “On the one hand, you have a patent, and that’s your hammer… your hammer is more important than everything else right now.”

Lori Greiner also said she might be interested.

“Lori, you’re thinking, so that might take awhile,” returning guest judge Rodriguez joked, jumping in with another offer.

“This business is right in my wheelhouse,” Rodriguez reasoned. “Between my sports background, the gyms that we own, we have access to over 1,000 gyms.

“We just bought a company called Ice Shaker here last season, and it’s up over 500 percent. I did that with Mark.” Indeed, as a guest judge last season, Rodriguez along with Cuban invested $150,000 for a 15 percent stake in Ice Shaker, an insulated protein bottle business founded by Chris Gronkowski, brother of NFL star Rob Gronkowski.

Rodriguez told CNBC Make It in February that investing in Chris was a good decision. “He’s under promised and he’s over delivered,” Rodriguez said. “Our sales have done incredibly well.” And Cuban has been happy with the deal too: “[I] love him,” Cuban told CNBC Make It of Gronkowski in October.

So Rodriguez and Cuban teamed up again and offered the Johnsons significantly more money than they had even asked for, but more ownership too: $700,000 for a 40 percent stake. The entrepreneurs countered with a 25 percent stake. “No,” Cuban said.

The Johnsons accepted anyway. After all, as Joe said, for a protein powder on “Shark Tank,” Cuban and A-Rod are “the dream team.”