Vikas Malani, founder of BodyCanvas Tattoos and Piercings, has worked with many big names in the entertainment industry and with acid attack survivors. The celebrity tattoo artist is also an expert in the field of cosmetic and clinical tattoos and piercings. Vikas opens up about his journey, tattoo hygiene and a lot more. Read onHow did it all begin and what about it draws you to tattoos?Vikas: I use to sketch in my book, which made me realise that I love working as an artist. I did not know what if I should label it as a profession though. In college, I used to sit in the canteen, classroom and keep drawing. One day the cultural committee saw my designs and asked me to represent the college. This was the turning point for me and I went with the flow, never looking back. This is what influenced me to make a career in my art. Today I’ve been tattooing for almost a decade now. How long does it take you to do one art piece?Vikas: It depends on the design, sometimes I take two or … [Read more...] about Designs on you: Celebrity tattoo artist Vikas Malani opens up about his journey, tattoos, art and more
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New Delhi: After watching her enact a scene during the screen test for "1942: A Love Story", director Vidhu Vinod Chopra dismissed Manisha Koirala as a "terrible actress" but in no mood to give up, she requested him for a second chance the next day and the rest is history. A gritty Manisha came the next day and after her performance, Chopra remained silent for long, as if in a daze. And then he said the words that were music to Manisha's ears: "If this is the heart and soul that you promise to put into each scene of my movie, I will sign you up instead of Madhuri Dixit. Manisha, yesterday, you were at zero. You are at a hundred today." Manisha recalls this episode in her memoir "". "I remember my screen test for '1942: A Love Story'. Veteran filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra had called me to do a scene. But to my disappointment, at the end of it he remarked: 'Manisha, you were shit. You're a terrible actress.' Video Interview: Aamir Khan is the best Khan- Manisha Koirala … [Read more...] about When Manisha Koirala almost got rejected for ‘1942: A Love Story’!
Modern mammals, including humans, owe their keen sense of hearing to three tiny bones in the middle ear that were absent in their reptile ancestors, but the point at which this transformation occurred has remained unclear. Scientists have now identified the transitional stages in the remains of a newly discovered species that lived 125 million years ago in what is now northeastern China: effectively a missing link in the evolutionary chain. Their findings were published in the journal Science on Thursday and welcomed as a landmark moment in the field of paleontology by peers. "It's a fantastic set of evidence," Guillermo Rougier, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Louisville who was not involved in the research told AFP, adding that the specimens the team had studied were "breathtaking." Senior author Jin Meng of the American Museum of Natural History in New York explained that the study was based on the remains of six individual animals, proto-mammals from the Early … [Read more...] about Listen To The Past: New Fossil Reveals How Hearing Skill Developed in Mammals
Email By Ben Lisson Posted June 26, 2016 16:54:05 Photo: Experts are concerned fantasy sports websites could normalise gambling. (ABC News) Related Story: 'I hated myself': Australian teens losing thousands in Counter-Strike gambling Map: Melbourne 3000 Gambling critics are concerned fantasy sports wagering could create a new generation of problem gamblers.Fantasy sports sites have attracted hundreds of thousands of Australians for more than a decade — now betting agencies are moving into the market.It is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States and experts are betting the latest form of sports wagering will take off in Australia.Fantasy sports expert Paul Montgomery, from Melbourne, has been involved in the business for more than a decade.When he first started in the area, popular competitions were free to enter and lasted all year."Now you have daily fantasy, where it is effectively a merger with the gambling industry — you pay to enter and … [Read more...] about Concerns fantasy sports could create new generation of gamblers
Mumbai: "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" actress Shivangi Joshi says she loves her profession, and her fans play a huge role in it. On what she loves about being an actor, she said: "It's the love that we get from our fans which is so gratifying." However, it can get hectic at times. "Any profession can be hectic. It totally depends on people and how much time they make for themselves and others. It's important to make time for yourself in this industry. For example, I still go out for movies and family gatherings after I finish shooting," she said. Shivangi adds that the TV industry is a great place to make new friends. "My close friends like Lata Sabharwal and Aditi Bhatia are from the industry. We hang out after pack-up and even chill at each other's houses when we get the time," she said. … [Read more...] about Shivangi Joshi on what she loves about being an actor