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For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: February 8 2010 1:54 pm Related News She’ll be seen as a romantic in her upcoming film ‘Valentine’s Day’ but in real life actress Jessica Alba does not believe in the notion of prince charming The 28-year-old beauty married husband Cash Warren back in May 2008 and has a 19-month-old daughter Honor with himbut clearly their relationship isn’t all peaches and creamCosmopolitan magazine reported “There’s this mentality that you need the big dress and the big daythe day every girl gets to be a princess I didn’t agree with any of that This tradition of obeying your husband like he’s your king It’s a load of crap Love and honouryes But you should love and honour yourself tooand all your friends” Alba said Alba admits she had a hard time agreeing to get married and was not comfortable with the idea initially “I had a hard time because I feel like its been warped Originallyit was two families coming together to make a stronger family It was about survivalnot love or soul mates And now the way they market marriage even as a kid through Disney movies is that it’s all about Prince Charming sweeping you off your feet” she said “I chose to get married becauseessentiallyyou’re given a deck of cards in life The hand you were dealt with is your family and you can’t choose them” Alba added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Nagpaul | Published: March 24 2015 12:00 am Masaba Gupta and Mantena at their engagement Related News Masaba is very talented and very cool” says Madhu Mantena a smile lighting up his face The film producer who formalised his relationship with designer Masaba Gupta considered among the fashion industry’s most promising young talents on March 10 is evidently smitten It’s been a whirlwind romance for the couple that took the big step three months into their courtship Mantena one of the partners in the production house Phantom Films alongside filmmakers Anurag Kashyap Vikas Bahl and Vikramaditya Motwane started his career as a music publisher in Hyderabad at the age of 16 After his stint at running cousin Ram Gopal Varma’s production house Factory in his mid-20s he joined Reliance before becoming an independent film producer Mantena’s big break was Ghajini the Bollywood film that created the Rs 100 Crore Club But he discovered that his passion lay in “working with and nurturing talent” The talent management agency KWAN which Mantena co-owns is one such enterprise Phantom too works with the same philosophy Since 2013 the production house has edgy titles such as Lootera Queen and NH10 to its name and will soon release Bombay Velvet Phantom is also working on a deal with Reliance Entertainment Mantena hopes that it will allow them access to the company’s post production company Prime Focus or their international distribution network “Then there is Dreamworks through which we hope to engage with international talent” he says Currently Phantom is looking at their partnership with Blumhouse Productions and Ivanhoe Pictures the makers of The Paranormal Activity to make 10 low-budget horror films For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 29 2016 1:27 am Related News Cases of chicken pox which witnessed an unusual spurt earlier this month may be on the decline with fewer hospital admissions but adults continue to contract the disease At Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases currently 55 chicken pox patients are admitted most of whom are adults Hospital superintendent Dr Chandrakant Pawar said patients were being hospitalised for 5-7 days “We must have treated over 100 cases in January But the cases are not very high” he said Dr Om Srivastava infectious diseases expert said he is treating 3-4 cases every week “Most cases are manageable Hospital admission is required only in cases where patients suffer from pneumonitis” he said adding there is a mix of both diseases — chicken pox and shingles — in the city Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox and has similar symptoms According to him fluctuation in temperature has provided a conducive climate for the virus to grow Those affected are being administered with varicella vaccine Chicken pox usually affects children with lower immunity In the city however cases involving adults are more common in the current outbreak said doctors According to Kohinoor Hospital’s general physician Dr Shahid Barmare while few cases of pox were observed in December the cases have now dwindled to zero “The virus must be circulating in isolated form in few areas It is not rampant everywhere” he said Infectious diseases expert Dr Pravin Amle from Bombay Hospital said only few cases in children were brought to the hospital “The disease can generally be tackled with home care” he said adding “no adult cases were brought to us” In the Western suburbs too the incidence was not very high According to Dr Tanu Singhal paediatric infectious diseases expert no cases were brought to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital “While we heard of an outbreak in few areas the pattern was not uniform In this part of the city we treated no chicken pox cases in children” she said According to epidemiologist Dr Pradeep Awate the outbreak has not been reported from any other district in the state [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express AppWritten by Jonathan Selvaraj | New Delhi | Updated: August 5 2016 9:03 am The hardest task of course is the one faced by Shiva Thapa in the bantamweight division Related News Their contingent already reduced in size from what it was four years ago in London (eight boxers to three) the challenge facing India’s boxing representatives at the Rio Olympics grew even stiffer following the release of the official draws on Thursday India’s highest rated boxer in the AIBA ranking lists (6th) and World Championionship bronze medallist Shiva Thapa will have to overcome defending Olympic and former World Champion Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in his first round encounter in the 56kg bantamweight division In the light welterweight division Manoj Kumar will face London Olympic bronze medallist Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania Vikas Krishan however has a slightly easier task as he takes on American Charles Conwell who at 18 years is the youngest boxer in the draw in Rio The hardest task of course is the one faced by Thapa in the bantamweight division Cuba’s Ramirez is one of the biggest stars on the amateur boxing circuit Both Ramirez and Thapa are 22 and coincidentally both burst onto the international scene in the same tournament – the 2010 Youth Olympic games The two boxers faced each other in the final of that tournament with Ramirez winning by a comfortale 5-2 margin Following that first breakout performance Ramirez has gone from strength to strength At the 2012 London Games Ramirez became one of the youngest boxing Olympic champions (and the second younges t Cuban) when at 18 he dominated the flyweight (52kg) field to win the gold medal Ramirez’s form seemed to have dipped subsequently as after moving back to the bantamweight division he was upset in the quarter-finals of the 2013 World Championships Ramirez though found his touch at the World Series of Boxing which he joined that same year Part of the excitement surrounding Cuba’s entry into WSB was down to fans keen to see Ramirez compete across a longer round format The Cuban didn’t fail to disappoint He is currently unbeaten in WSB competition with a 10-0 record Ramirez is reckoned to be one of the most dazzling amateur fighters to watch with his penchant for combination punching to both the head and body The fact that he is a southpaw boxer gives him an additional advantage against Thapa who boxes from an orthodox stance Thapa though isn’t without options Standing 169m the Indian enjoys a seven centimetre height advantage against the Cuban Ramirez has blinding speed and his attacks appear to come from awkward angles but the Indian has a massively improved defensive game compared to four years ago Thapa’s challenges don’t end even if he manages to beat the Cuban A possible next opponent would be former world bronze medallist Mykola Butsenko of Ukraine Also in Shiva’s half of the draw are Murodjon Akhmadaliev who won silver at the 2015 World Championships 2013 world champion Javid Chelabiev Manoj Kumar has it only slightly easier than Thapa His first opponent is the Lithuanian Petrauskas – a bronze medallist from London A southpaw he again has an advantage against Kumar While the Indian has a 3cm height advantage (172cm to 169cm ) it remains to be seen how he uses it for both boxers have a hard punching brawling style Krishan enjoying an easy draw will be the first Indian to enter the ring in Rio as his first round encounter is on August 10 Competing in his second Olympics he has far more experience that his opponent However Krishan will know to be careful against his opponent who has an aggressive style and throws a lot of body shots For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChennai: India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu did the star turn winning two matches as Chennai Smashers emerged victorious in the ‘Smashers derby’ beating Ahmedabad Smash Masters 2-1 in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) Chennai Smashers’ PV Sindhu in action against Tai Tzu Ying After having stunned the World No 1 Tai TzuYing in three games in the second match of the tie Sindhu joined forces with Buss Sumeeth Reddy to pull off a 15-14 15-13 win against Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Lee Reginald to send the home fans into raptures Sindhu who played the mixed doubles tie as doubles specialist Gabrielle Adcock was unavailable owing to injury combined well with Reddy to help Chennai Smashers win and keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockouts alive Earlier in the fourth match Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk pulled off a stunning 15-10 12-15 15-14 win over HS Prannoy to level the tie at 1-1 for Chennai The Thai southpaw snapped Prannoy’s 10-match winning streak in PBL to bring the Chennai team back in contention by winning the trump match Sourabh Varma gave the visiting team a vital 2-0 lead after three ties by coming back from a game down to beat Frenchman Brice Leverdez in the Chennai Smashers’ trump match He overcame a slow start and a resilient opponent to win 11-15 15-14 15-12 Varma hit some brilliant smashes as he capitalised on errors at crucial junctures by his rival In the much-anticipated clash between Sindhu and the world number one Tai Tzi Ying it was the Indian world number three who emerged triumphant She held off a spirited challenge from the queen of deception to post a 15-11 10-15 15-12 in a high-quality match Sindhu the captain of Chennai Smashers entered the arena with a huge cheer and didn’t disappoint her fans with a superb performance A 41-shot rally in the deciding game won with a deft crosscourt drop by Tai Tzu was one of the high points in the second match of the tie The Taiwanese shuttler who came at the back of a stunning win over Saina Nehwal started from where she left and she was literally unplayable and deceived the Indian with her clever drops She raced to an 8-5 lead and it looked like she would close the game without much of a competition from Sindhu However after the break Sindhu playing with a heavily strapped right thigh shifted gears to eventually seize the momentum and go up in the match In the second game Sindhu cashed in on Tai Tzu’s initial mistakes and blitz to an early lead But Tai Tzu came back strong to lead 8-6 at the break After the breather even though Sindhu started the proceeding winning two consecutive points it was the World No 1 player who maintained her composure to finish the game to take the match into the decider In the third game Sindhu took the charge early and aided by her opponent’s unforced errors went into the breather 8-6 After the change of ends Tai Tzu known for her ability to bounce back from the dead did that to keep herself in the contest and gave Sindhu no place to breathe But Sindhu remained cool and with scores tied 12-12; she won three straight points to the delight of the spectators "It was a great win and I feel I did extremely well to beat Tai Tzu She played very well and I am really happy to have won the match The crowd was extremely motivating and their support helped me a lot in getting this win" Sindhu said after the match Earlier Ahmedabad went ahead by winning the first match of the evening – the men’s doubles The duo of Kidambi Nandagopal and Lee Reginald made short work of the home team’s pairing of Chris Adcock and Lee Yang 15-13 15-12 While Ahmedabad remained third in the standings with 13 points Chennai are in seventh place with nine points Saina Nehwal’s Awadhe Warriors take on Hyderabad Hunters in Sunday’s encounter Bucharest:The Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee has called anti-doping checks for all qualified or qualifying athletes for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Ioan Dobrescu general secretary of the committee on Friday announced the move after all members of the Romanian canoe kayak team were tested positive for meldonium reports Xinhua Liviu Dumitrescu tested positive for HGH Getty images "We will insist on absolute controls for all athletes already qualified and for those waiting for qualification" said Dobrescu "It is a tragedy for sports and disarming news" he said stressing: "We will launch an investigation because we believe that there are people in the entourage of the athletes who provide the drug" Leonid Carp (kayak singles kayak double) Andrei Stefan Strat (canoe double) Elena Meroniac (kayak doubles) and crew of 4-person canoe 4 formed of Traian Neagu Catalin Turceag Daniel Burciu and Petrus Gavrila are athletes who tested positive at doping control They all had obtained qualifications at the 2016 Olympics This news comes after canoeist Liviu Dumitrescu multiple world and European champion was tested positive for HGH (human growth hormone) during an unannounced doping control of the National Anti-Doping Agency on April 6 Not only did these eight who had qualified for Rio taken meldonium but all were components of the men’s and women’s senior national team according to the local media It is the biggest doping scandal to hit Romanian sport ever A Russian military jet with at least 91 people on board disappeared from radar on Sunday According to the BBC the Russian plane disappeared from the radar just a minutes after taking off from Sochi a Russian city on the Black Sea AFP reported that debris from missing Russian military plane was found in Black Sea The plane lost contact after taking off from Sochi Russia Today reports that there were 83 passengers on board the missing flight and eight crew members The defence ministry told RT that the plane failed to check-in with control tower at 540 am (Moscow time) RT quoted a source in the ministry as saying: "According to preliminary data the missing Tu-154 arrived in Sochi from Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow for refueling It is likely that it crashed in the mountainous area of the Krasnodar region" PTIreported that the plane was carrying Russian servicemen as well as members of the Alexandrov Ensemble the army’s official musical group who were headed to Syria to participate in New Year celebrations at the base The people on-board included journalists military personnel musicians the source said There were nine members of the media on board the ministry said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies that President Vladimir Putin had been informed of the situation and was being kept abreast of the search operations Times Now reported that the plane was heading to Latakia in Syria The BBC report quotes sources at the emergency ministry saying that the missing aircraft is a Tu-154? 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