Streaming giant Netflix has given a second season order for popular series "The Baby-Sitters Club". The single-camera family show is based on Ann M Martin's bestselling book series of the same name, reported Deadline. The story follows the friendship and babysitting adventures of five best friends -Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia...
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Aries - March 21 - April 20
Some negative forces are at play and you must fight with them this week. Seasonal ailments might make you inactive and dull. Proper diet, exercise and rest is the mantra of a healthy life. If you compromise on these basics for longer, you may face the repercussion of it. The working environment is not favourable and may frustrate you at times. Don’t waste your time and precious energy plotting revenge. Just get on with the next phase of your life. If you are looking for work, a potential position that you’d pinned your hopes on may not come through. On the relationship front, this week you can be the master and a mentor in your relations. You are attracted to people who are very creative and maybe more than usually focused on your career now.
Lucky number 13
Lucky colour Yellow
Lucky day Thursday
Taurus - April 20 - May 21
This week confusion will prevail. Several issues of concern might appear with regard to health this week. You may have some hidden matters to deal with. ENT problem may surface too, that will make you run to the doctor and might occupy most of your time. You need to learn to prioritise things. On the career front, you share a good bonding with your colleagues and the people at work. This is the right time to participate in conferences and negotiations. Your compromising attitude will gain you a good opportunity. This is a good week for relationships. You will learn a whole lot about how you can take your relationship further. You will be able to make room for new people and new experiences. Make the most of this period.
Lucky number 20
Lucky colour White
Lucky day Friday
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
This week you will feel renewed energy and charm in your life. The care and attention you have been providing to your body will leave you in high spirits. You experience the cheerful and happy state of mind. It is also the time to rely on divine faith. New direction and protection infuse trust in you that the divine spirit is working in your best interest. Professionally, you feel a new spark, a new sense of creativity within yourself. You are more confident and aggressive in your approach and decision making now. Recognition, praise from friends and authorities, promotion are likely to take place. On the personal front, limited conditions from the past might have made you detached from the world. You feel cheated and deceived in a relationship.
Lucky number 15
Lucky colour Grey
Lucky day Tuesday
Cancer - June 21 - Jul 23
This week you will feel fresh, rejuvenated, and inspired to move ahead. The health remains good, and you are in the process of making it even better. A good diet, nutrition, exercise, and living life natural are a part of your resolution. Spiritually and emotionally you will feel fulfilled. Your enthusiasm and charm is increasing by the day, making others envious of you. On the career front, you may find that the situations are not favourable for you at the workplace and you may make up your mind for a change. You may be holding yourself back because you fear to move into the future. Seek new opportunities, for a better future. On the personal front, you should be flexible and go with the flow right now. Stick to your principles and at the same time honour others’ intelligence as well.
Lucky number 28
Lucky colour Sky Blue
Lucky day Saturday
Leo - Jul 23 - Aug 23
You need to be cautious regarding your health. You are likely to be under stress from a combination of factors, so it is particularly important to be gentle with yourself. If you are angry, vent it out. Release your anxiety rather than turning your anger and sorrow upon yourself. Professionally, things are not in your favour. You might face some false allegations, interference from higher authorities, and interrogations this week. You may need some assistance to find a better approach to work. Don’t hesitate to ask. If you are looking for work, this too may show a need to look in a different way or a different field than the one you have been pursuing. Love and marital affairs occupy your mind but you are unable to find a smooth going.
Lucky number 12
Lucky colour Maroon
Lucky day Wednesday
Virgo - Aug 23 - Sep 23
Your physical well-being depends on your mental well-being. This is a time when you need to be very conscious of your intuitive urges and reactions and bring them into balance with the greater good and meaning in life. This is not a time to act out in rage or hatred but instead to look at the situation from a place of love and compassion. Career-wise, pay more attention to what people around you are doing. Be cautious of politics at the workplace. Some negative forces are at play at your workplace to put you down. Avoid making important decisions now. You will have delays and overdue/pending problems in all your works. And this will affect your relationships as well. Be practical and try to bring balance in life. That must be your priority.
Lucky number 21
Lucky colour Pink
Lucky day Wednesday
Libra - Sep 23 - Oct 23
You are working hard day and night to meet the challenges of life. Slow down the speed and look after your health, which is prime of importance at this time. Your enormous efforts give you what you want in life. Overall, your vitality factor is strongly reflected at this point in time and you may be on the move. This is an excellent time to begin or increase a fitness plan. At work, you are bold and courageous in your undertakings and actions. Your creative energies are high, and you have a good sense of direction in life. You may head a meeting, conference, or just lead a project which requires group activities and handle it with command. Things are not so good on the love front. You may face disappointments and depression. Research before you get into personal relationships.
Lucky number 25
Lucky colour Brown
Lucky day Sunday
Scorpio - Oct 23 - Nov 22
This week you grow even stronger and are ready to face any obstacle in your life. Even when facing serious health challenges, a positive attitude can work wonders. Your firm stand and taking care of your health will work in your favour. On the professional front, a good news is on the cards. Your connections with people will grow. You are an expert in fitting things together in new or unusual ways and that makes the work a lot smoother. If you are looking for a job, you are about to find the right fit. You are very balanced and organised workwise than you think. On the relationship front, co-operation and harmony will be your major concern this week. Be a good listener, trust your instincts, and connect with your innermost desires.
Lucky number 10
Lucky colour Mustard
Lucky day Tuesday
Sagittarius - Nov 22 - Dec 22
Your health will require your attention as you are prone to illness. A family member’s health needs your attention too, do not neglect it. You need to let go of old wrongs and wounds to move forward. Help your loved ones to see the truth. Learn to express yourself; don’t suppress your feelings and requirements. This a good week career-wise. Businesspersons will see financial stability and gains in financial ventures. People will respect you more and your popularity will increase. Your social status shall enhance. Those who are in a job, favour from the boss is likely, your works and endeavours are taken into consideration and appreciated. You may sense some restlessness in your relationship. Make sincere efforts to make your partner happy.
Lucky number 11
Lucky colour Silver
Lucky day Monday
Capricorn - Dec 22 - Jan 20
Health is likely to suffer this week. Consider a second diagnosis. Get another health professional’s opinion before you take any final decision. Be open to spiritual healing. Those who are struggling with a serious illness, know that a cure is not always linked with healing. You may require some therapy or surgery. On the career front, businesspersons will make a considerable stand. Hold your head up high and know that you have a lot that you are bringing to the table. Financially too, you may do better than you had ever dreamt of. You need to be trustworthy and reliable otherwise a rise in mental distress and misunderstanding with the family is indicated during this time. You have to be extra careful and avoid arguments.
Lucky number 19
Lucky colour Purple
Lucky day Tuesday
Aquarius - Jan 20 - Feb 18
You are mentally strong this week. Your open-mindedness and straightforwardness will help you grow more if you add generosity and pinch of kindness in your attitude. Showing your authority is important as is gentleness. On the professional front, you are giving more in terms of time and energy to the organisation you are working for. A powerful person is likely to support you. Overall, your career is looking up. On the personal front, you may be a little detached. This week romance and close personal relationships are not the brightest for you. Listen to what your inner voice tells you. Stress levels need to be taken into consideration. This is a temporary phase, you will be on the right track soon.
Lucky number 18
Lucky colour Black
Lucky day Saturday
Pisces - Feb 18 - March 20
This week you are focussed on being disciplined and know the needs of your body, mind, and spirit. You have a clear vision with regard to your values. Your concentration during this time is commendable. Your creativity will make you move constantly. You should use your positive energy in creative works, as an inner sense of satisfaction will give you more confidence. On the career front, other people may not understand or support your new ideas or proposals, but if you know that you are right, go ahead, and try to make them understand what your point of view is. Love relation is under question. It is important to give your partner time and space. You need to share your feelings with the one who you trust and find out the possible solution.
Lucky number 30
Lucky colour Peach
Lucky day Saturday
Delhi recorded 5,739 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest single-day spike here till date, as the infection tally in the city mounted to over 3.75 lakh, authorities said. This is the second consecutive day when over 5,000 cases have been reported in a day in the city. The previous highest single-day spike of 5,673 cases was recorded on Wednesday. Twenty-seven new fatalities were recorded, pushing the death toll in the national capital to 6,423, according to the...
This year the celebrations will have to take a cue from the way that the year has panned out. Puja and Dussehra promise to be unprecedented and the activities which we hitherto considered normal now seem to be a part of another life. And Exotica is right out there documenting the change. It is against the backdrop of Unockdown, when we want to travel but with precautions, that the option of chartered flights has taken off which is almost akin to taking a personal flight of fantasy. Ekta Kapoor, our interviewee for the month, has charted a fresh course in all the media she has dabbled in and, with her OTT platform, she has captured a new captive market.