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DEEPLY INSPIRED BY HEROISM OF SELF-MADE, IDEALISTIC PEOPLE: AYUSHMANN

Uday Pratap Singh

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Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is a powerhouse performer who has etched his name in the history of Indian cinema with his progressive, social entertainers that have become huge successes at the box office. We asked about what he feels has contributed to his soaring equity, the star says, “I believe what has worked for me is that I decided in swimming against the tide and was totally myself. I stayed true to who I’m in real life while I was at it. I believed that India was ready to see a different form of entertaining cinema that was real, relatable and taboo breaking because I was ready to see such cinema and knew of many people who were having the same dialogue with me.”

Ayushmann says that he is fortunate that people have loved his brand of cinema which has hugely contributed to his equity. “I believed that India wanted to bring out and talk about societal issues openly. I’m fortunate that audiences loved my brand of cinema, engaged and participated with my beliefs. What people perceive my equity to be today, comes from me being unafraid about my choices as a human being. If I wasn’t the man who believed in the things that I have raised my voice for, people would have sensed a disconnect.”

The star says that his brand of cinema is a mirror image of his personality in real life. “My films are an extension of my personality, my beliefs, my vision for my country. I think people understand that I want to do my best for society, for my fellow citizens and I don’t want to fail them ever. I definitely think that I’m going through the best phase of my career and I want this phase to continue for a long time.”

Ayushmann is rightfully enjoying his bona fide star status today. “It feels great because I know how much hard work I had to put in to be where I’m today. It is hugely humbling to see people believe in me and have faith in the kind of content that I stand for. It’s gratifying to see people relate to my journey because most of India go through the same drill while aspiring to find success. I’m one of them, I will always be one of them and bring out their stories and lives in the form of cinema because I’m deeply inspired by the heroism of the self-made, idealistic, inclusive people of India,” he ends.

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ACM Awards 2021: Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton lead nominations

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Washington [US], February 28 (ANI): Musicians Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne recently announced some of the nominees for this year’s Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards on ‘CBS This Morning’.
As per People magazine, leading the list this year with six nominations each are Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton. Trailing closely behind is Miranda Lambert with five nominations and Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett with four nods each.
Achieving a new milestone, four Black artists are nominated for awards this year. Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, and John Legend, who is a first-time nominee. Along with that, also for the first time, every nominated song for single of the year features a woman.
Nominated for the most-coveted entertainer of the year award are standouts Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, and Luke Combs. Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett shared the 2020 title. Morgan Wallen, is among the notable absentees from the prestigious list, due to his eligibility being halted earlier this month after using a racial slur in a video.
Here is the complete list of nominations for the 56th ACM Awards:
Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Female Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce
Male Artist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen
New Female Artist of the Year
Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack
New Male Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Travis Denning
HARDY
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum
Album of the Year
‘Born Here Live Here Die Here’ – Luke Bryan
‘Mixtape Vol. 1’ – Kane Brown
‘Never Will’ – Ashley McBryde
‘Skeletons’ – Brothers Osborne
‘Starting Over’ – Chris Stapleton
Single of the Year
‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert
‘I Hope’- Gabby Barrett
‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
‘More Hearts Than Mine’ – Ingrid Andress
‘The Bones’ – Maren Morris
Song of the Year
‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert
‘One Night Standards’ – Ashley McBryde
‘Some People Do’ – Old Dominion
‘Starting Over’ – Chris Stapleton
‘The Bones’ – Maren Morris
Video of the Year
‘Better Than We Found It’ – Maren Morris
‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert
‘Gone’ – Dierks Bentley
‘Hallelujah’ – Carrie Underwood and John Legend
‘Worldwide Beautiful’ – Kane Brown
Songwriter of the Year
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne
Music Event of the Year
‘Be a Light’ – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
‘Does To Me’ – Luke Combs featuring Eric Church
‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
‘Nobody But You’ – Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
‘One Beer’ – HARDY featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson
‘One Too Many’ – Keith Urban, P!nk
As per People magazine, the 56th ACM Awards are set to air live from the Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman, and Bluebird Cafe on Sunday, April 18 at 8 pm on CBS. (ANI)

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Here’s when Justin Bieber’s new album ‘Justice’ will release

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Washington [US], February 28 (ANI): Good news for all the Justin Bieber fans! The singer is coming out with some fresh music soon. Bieber recently revealed the release date for his sixth studio album titled ‘Justice’.
The upcoming album is set to release on March 19, this year. The Grammy-winning singer shared the release date of his album on his Instagram account and said that it is his “small part” in providing “comfort and justice” for those feeling helpless.
Sharing the album’s cover, Bieber wrote, “JUSTICE the album March 19th. In a time when there’s so much wrong with this broken planet, we all crave healing and justice for humanity. In creating this album my goal is to make music that will provide comfort, to make songs that people can relate to and connect to so they feel less alone. Suffering, injustice, and pain can leave people feeling helpless.”
Bieber also said that even though his songs cannot “solve injustice”, music is a great way of reminding each other that “we aren’t alone”.
He added, “Music is a great way of reminding each other that we aren’t alone. Music can be a way to relate to one another and connect with one another. I know that I cannot simply solve injustice by making music but I do know that if we all do our part by using our gifts to serve this planet and each other that we are that much closer to being united.”
“This is me doing a small part. My part. I want to continue the conversation of what justice looks like so we can continue to heal,” Bieber concluded his post.

The forthcoming album will feature hit tracks like ‘Holy’, featuring Chance the Rapper, ‘Lonely’ featuring Benny Blanco, and ‘Anyone’, reported People Magazine.
Bieber released his last album Changes on February 14 last year, featuring singles ‘Yummy’, ‘Intentions’, and ‘Forever’. The album was nominated for the best pop vocal album at the Grammys and served as his return to music since releasing ‘Purpose’ in 2015. (ANI)

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Study: Certain occupations may be linked with heavy drinking

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Washington [US], February 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Liverpool discovered that working in specific occupations might be related to a higher probability of heavy drinking in individuals in people aged 40-69 years.
The research was published in the open-access journal ‘BMC Public Health’. The findings could be used to help target public health or work-based interventions aiming to reduce heavy drinking, according to the authors.
Researchers at the University of Liverpool found that jobs classified as skilled trade occupations, such as construction and manufacturing jobs, were most likely to be associated with heavy drinking. While jobs broadly categorised as professional occupations, for example, doctors and teachers were associated with a lower likelihood of heavy drinking.
The occupations associated with the highest rates of heavy drinking in the UK were publicans and managers of licensed premises, plasterers, and industrial cleaning process occupations, including cleaners of industrial premises. The occupations associated with the lowest rates of heavy drinking were clergy, physicists, geologists and meteorologists, and medical practitioners.
Andrew Thompson, the corresponding author said, “Heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk of physical and mental harm and by understanding which occupations are associated with heavy drinking, we can better target resources and interventions. Our research provides insight for policymakers and employers regarding which sectors may have the highest rates of heavy alcohol consumption.”
To examine associations between occupation and alcohol consumption, the authors analysed data on 100,817 adults from across the UK who were 55 years old on average and recruited to the UK Biobank between 2006 and 2010.
Participants reported their weekly or monthly alcohol intake and occupation. Heavy drinkers were defined as women consuming more than 35 UK units of alcohol per week and men consuming more than 50 units per week. In the UK, one unit of alcohol is defined as 10 milliliters (8 grams) of pure alcohol, and typical servings of common alcoholic drinks, such as a 175-milliliter glass of wine or a pint of beer, contain one to three units of alcohol.
The authors found that associations between occupation and heavy drinking differed in men and women. For men, the jobs that were most likely to be associated with heavy drinking were skilled trade occupations, while jobs classified as managers and senior officials were most likely to be associated with heavy drinking for women.
The occupations associated with the lowest rates of heavy drinking for men were clergy, medical practitioners, and town planners, compared with school secretaries, biological scientists, biochemists, and physiotherapists for women.
Thompson said, “The observed differences for men and women in associations between occupations and heavy drinking could indicate how work environments, along with gender and other complex factors, can influence relationships with alcohol. Workplace-based interventions aiming to address alcohol consumption in occupations where heavy drinking is prevalent could benefit both individuals and the wider economy by improving employee wellbeing and by indirectly increasing productivity.”
The authors cautioned that due to the cross-sectional nature of the study, it was not possible to establish a causal relationship between alcohol consumption and occupation. (ANI)

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Researchers review rehab programs that could assist people with COVID-19 recuperation

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Washington [US], February 27 (ANI): A research led by a team of scientists at the University of Exeter claimed that progressive exercise and early mobilisation are the most important elements of rehabilitation programs that may improve recovery for people who are hospitalised with severe COVID-19.
The study reviewed all the available evidence on whether rehabilitation benefitted patients who were admitted to intensive or critical care with respiratory illness, as information on people with COVID-19 was not available when the research began.
The study, published in ‘Physiotherapy’ and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula, found that progressive exercise and getting people mobile early may both help people recover from severe respiratory illness, and those findings could be applied to COVID-19 care.
They also found that rehabilitation programmes with a number of different components could be beneficial.
Study lead Vicki Goodwin MBE, Associate Professor of Ageing and Rehabilitation at the University of Exeter Medical School, said, “COVID-19 can have a devastating impact on people’s lives, long after they leave the hospital. We urgently need to find the best ways to support people to regain their health, both in hospital and when they return home.
Our research found that getting people moving early on is a key component that can help shape rehabilitation programmes, to get people back on their feet as swiftly as possible”.
The rapid systematic review included 24 systematic reviews, 11 randomised control trials, and eight qualitative studies, which interviewed patients about their rehabilitation, to explore their views and experience. From these interviews, the team found that rehabilitation can give hope and confidence to patients, although approaches need to be tailored to the individual.
One rehabilitation programme after hospital discharge from intensive care was found to give people a boost and a different outlook for the future. One patient said, “I just feel full of life. I can’t wait for tomorrow, you know. Before it was just a day after day, but now it’s- I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”
In another study, the recognition of setting goals to achieve small steps is an important part of recovery. A patient-reported, “Well, I was shocked at how little I could do, but now, it’s the other way, I’m actually shocked at how much I can do and I am doing. It’s really good.” (ANI)

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Prince Harry shares when he knew Meghan Markle was ‘the one’ for him

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Washington [US], February 27 (ANI): The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry has opened up about his cozy first few dates with Meghan Markle.
According to People Magazine, on Thursday night’s episode of ‘The Late Late Show’, the 36-year-old Harry spoke candidly to host James Corden about unusual circumstances of dating as a member of the royal family and when he first knew that the 39-year-old actor Meghan was “the one.”
“The second date I was starting to think ‘Wow, this is pretty special,'” Harry told Corden.
“It was just the fact we hit it off with each other and we were just so comfortable in each other’s company,” he said.
Harry continued that Dating with him or with any member of the royal family is kind of flipped upside down. “All the dates become dinners, or watching the tv or chatting at home. Then eventually once you become a couple, then you venture out to dinners to the cinema and everything else.”
“Everything was done back to front with us so actually we got to spend an enormous amount of time just the two of us rather than going to friends’ houses or out for dinner where there were other distractions,” he explained.
Per People Magazine, Harry went on to say that he loved the way he and Meghan were able to connect during the first outings together. “There were no distractions and that was great. It was an amazing thing, we went from zero to 60 in the first two months.”
And while talking about his wife, Harry surprised Corden with a call from Meghan via Facetime. During the call, Corden spoke to the Duchess of Sussex and jokingly asked the couple to buy the real ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ home after touring it with Harry during their ride through Los Angeles on a tour bus.
As reported by People Magazine, the Duke of Sussex said that both he and Meghan, who is expecting the couple’s second child, are looking forward to getting back to their favorite causes when the COVID lockdown comes to an end – even if it is “a slightly different version but a continuation of what we were doing back in the UK anyway.”
He added, “That is what our life – my life’s always going to be about public service. And Meghan signed up to that and the two of us enjoy doing that. Trying to bring some compassion and try and make people happy and try and change the world in any small way that we can.” (ANI)

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Study: Low-intensity exercise may help maintain mobility in older ladies

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Washington [US], February 27 (ANI): A study led by a team of scientists from Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Sciences at UC San Diego proposed that low-intensity workouts may ensure mobility in more older ladies.
While the low-intensity workout is recommended to people of all ages to maintain agility and fitness, the findings published in the online issue of ‘JAMA Network Open’ suggested that light-intensity physical activity, including shopping or a casual walk, may protect mobility in older women.
One in four women over age 65 is unable to walk two blocks or climb a flight of stairs. Known as mobility disability, it is the leading type of incapacity in the United States and a key contributor to a person’s loss of independence.
Researchers found that women who did not have a mobility disability at the start of the study, and who spent the most amount of time doing light-intensity activities, were 40 percent less likely to experience loss of mobility over a six-year period.
“Older adults who want to maintain their mobility should know that all movement, not just moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, counts,” said senior author Andrea LaCroix, PhD, MPH, Distinguished Professor and chief of the Division of Epidemiology at Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health.
LaCroix added, “We found that, among older women, light-intensity physical activity preserves mobility later in life.”
The prospective study observed 5,735 women age 63 and older, living in the United States and enrolled in the Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health Study, an ancillary study of the Women’s Health Initiative.
Participants wore a research-grade accelerometer for seven days to obtain accurate measures of their physical activity. The mean time spent in light physical activity was 4.8 hours per day.
Researchers found that women who spent the most time performing light-intensity physical activity had a 46 percent lower risk of mobility loss compared to women who participated in lower levels of physical activity.
Similar results were observed among white, Black, and Latinx women. Women with and without obesity also reduced their risk of mobility disability, but the benefit was strongest among women with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30.
“Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is increasingly more difficult to perform as people age. Considering the aging population in the United States, these findings could have major impacts on public health recommendations, putting more focus on the importance of the light physical activity to improve the health and well-being of older women.
Doing so may help women maintain mobility and independence as they age,” said co-author John Bellettiere, PhD, professor of epidemiology at Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health.
Adults in the United States age 65 and older struggle to meet physical activity guidelines, which recommend 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week.
There is no available guidance on how much light activity people should do, largely because very few studies have investigated it. Study authors said their data suggest that light activity is likely important for maintaining mobility, which is essential for healthy aging.
Older adults with mobility disabilities experience more hospitalisations and spend more on health care. Women bear a disproportionate burden of mobility disability.
“The highest levels of light-intensity physical activity are unnecessary. After five hours of activity, we observed no further increase in benefit,” said first author Nicole Glass, MPH, a doctoral candidate in the San Diego State University/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health.
“In addition, our results showed that light-intensity physical activity was associated with preserved mobility regardless of the amount of higher-intensity physical activities, such as brisk walking, jogging or running, the women engaged in. So whether you exercise or not, higher light-intensity physical activity is healthy,” added Glass. (ANI)

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