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Gene editing may treat lethal lung diseases before birth

Since the lung is a barrier organ in direct contact with the outside environment, targeted delivery to correct defective genes is an attractive therapy. (Source: File Photo) Scientists have used a gene editing tool to thwart a lethal lung disease in animals in which a harmful mutation causes death within ...

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Obesity can impair learning, memory: Study

Obesity has more repurcussions that we know of. (Source: File Photo) Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, a study has found. Chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our brain can ...

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Dog owners more likely to meet weekly exercise goals

Want to keep dog as a pet? (Source: File Photo) Dog owners are estimated to be four times more likely than their peers to meet recommended physical activity guidelines, according to a study that highlights the role that dogs may have in helping to keep humans healthy.It is recommended that ...

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Nurtitious and tasty: Enjoy the goodness of superfoods with this Millet Beetroot Upma Cake recipe

Millet Beetroot Upma Cake is high on proteins, carbohydrates, and minerals. Raising a child might be easy but raising a picky eater is no child’s game. The biggest challenge is to bring maximum possible nutrients to the plate, with the smallest of portions. And this is where millet comes to ...

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Movies & Reviews

Ariana Grande closes out Coachella with surprise Justin Bieber duet

Ariana Grande closes out Coachella with surprise Justin Bieber duet

The singer performed a surprise duet with Justin Bieber to close out her Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival headlining gig. Bieber, who returned to the stage after an almost two year absence, performed his hit “Sorry” with Grande and said he was surprised, too. “I had no idea I ...

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Avengers Endgame tickets sale

Avengers Endgame sells one million tickets over 24 hours, breaks records in India

The online booking websites opened the advance tickets sale for Avengers: Endgame late on Saturday. Avengers: Endgame is almost here, and it is breaking records even before release. According to online ticket booking site BookMyShow, the 22nd film in Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the fastest to sell one million ...

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Maisie Williams thought her big 'Game of Thrones' sex scene was a prank

Maisie Williams thought her big ‘Game of Thrones’ sex scene was a prank

The pair did the do on the episode of “Game of Thrones” which aired Sunday night and folks were not ready. Maisie Williams, who portrays Arya, told EW she initially thought it was a joke because showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have sent actors bogus scripts before to pull ...

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Brie Larson

Brie Larson on online trolls: I promised myself that I won’t pay attention to it

Brie Larson has admitted to feeling like “a new kid” on the sets of Avengers: Endgame. Brie Larson’s vocal feminist stance has earned her both fans and trolls but the actor, who fuels her portrayal of Captain Marvel with extreme confidence, says she has learnt to tune out the “outside ...

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Beauty Fashion & Trends

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Have you heard of embroidery tattoo? Well, just like armpit tattoo, it is a thing now

Embroidery tattoos are doing the rounds on Instagram right now. (Photo: Instagram) There was a time when armpit tattoos were one of the hottest and probably the sweatiest trend in ink. But every year there is something new that catches people’s attention, and this year, it is the embroidery tattoo. ...

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Malaika Arora steps out in a beautiful Amit Aggarwal gown but her make-up lets us down

Malaika Arora in Amit Aggarwal. (Photo: APH Images) Malaika Arora is known to make a sartorial statement wherever she goes. And if it’s a high-profile event, then she is sure to pull out all stops to look her best. But even the experts fail at times and such was the ...

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Does Gua Sha work as a healing technique?

Does Gua Sha work as a healing technique?

The idea of running a slate of jade or polished wood along your skin does sound heavenly if you’re a skincare junkie. But apply more pressure and you feel, well, a little exfoliated. This is Gua Sha, pronounced ‘gwa sha’, and eastern medicine touts this as a multipurpose healing technique. ...

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Critics’ Choice Film Awards: Alia Bhatt, Sobhita Dhulipala, Aditi Rao Hydari and more; who wore what

Alia Bhatt (L), Aditi Rao Hydari (C) or Sobhita Dhulipala: Who do you think looked better? The first ever Critics’ Choice Film Awards took place on Sunday night and the event witnessed the presence of a host of celebrities. From Alia Bhatt to Sobhita Dhulipala, beauties of Bollywood attended the ...

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Health & Fitness

Mental health program for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes | health

Mental health program for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes | health

In a recent study, researchers found that treatment at ‘First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program’ (FEMAP), a mental health program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders, led to improved patient outcomes. The study was published in the Journal of Early Intervention in Psychiatry. FEMAP provides treatment to emerging adults, ...

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Quit smoking to lower risk of premature birth | health

Quit smoking to lower risk of premature birth | health

Expecting mothers, take note. As smoking during pregnancy is linked with negative health outcomes, a team of researchers has found that smoking cessation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of pre-term birth. The findings, published in the JAMA Network Open journal, showed that the probability of pre-term birth decreased with ...

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Study finds why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men | health

Study finds why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men | health

A research conducted on mice discovered that having too much molecular switch called VGLL3, which regulates immune response genes in skin cells, lead to autoimmune diseases. The study published in ‘JCI Insight’ pointed a key role for VGLL3. Three years ago, a team of University of Michigan researchers showed that ...

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Study finds new level of complexity in dolphin communication | more lifestyle

Study finds new level of complexity in dolphin communication | more lifestyle

No matter how friendly a dolphin might appear, the Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil has remained a mystery. A new study has found that there are hundreds of sound that the dolphins use to communicate. The study was published in the Journal ‘PeerJ’. “We found that they do interact socially ...

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Travels

Where the Pandavas had their last meal: A Kausani Diary | travel

The terrace of the Sumitranandan Pant Government Museum is like the ocean under the clear sky. Lodged in the heart of an uninspiring assortment of shops up a slope, the sprawling bungalow is the birthplace of the Hindi poet. The walls and the terrace are all stone, the mountains far ...

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Life as the Masai know it

Our van was ferrying us along the Earth’s equatorial waistline, in Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. In order to get better pictures of the spectacular migration of the wildebeest and zebras across the Rift Valley, I wanted to get off the van. I was stopped. “Sir, once inside the park, ...

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OYO crosses the Great Wall

From a single hotel in 2013, when Ritesh Agarwal founded it, to more than 8,500 rooms, in 280-plus cities in the country, OYO is probably one of India’s largest hotel chains. Now it also has a significant presence in Malaysia, Nepal, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and China, making it perhaps ...

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Lots of good eats at Sri Gujarati Rambharose Sweet Mart

Over the last four years, Jitesh Vansarya’s first task every morning has been to update the home page of their family enterprise — Sri Gujarati Rambharose Sweet Mart — on Facebook. Finding Rambharose in Badi Chowdi, Ramkote is no big deal; almost anyone in the area can give directions to ...

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Books and Reviews

Armed with facts | Book review

Armed with facts | Book review

GDP and other government statistics are problematic, worldwide. They go through revisions and often lead to surprises, but malpractice was never an issue. Except in 2015, and with every data set released thereafter. Why did it happen in India, and only after 2014? “If you have a better explanation than ...

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Wing commanders, Sri Lanka | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl Islands are and have always been extremely important locations for the study of natural history. Both the iconic naturalists, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin, independently arrived at their theories of evolution after studying the natural history of islands: Wallace in the Malay archipelago and Darwin ...

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I’m not averse to risk, I write to break stereotypes: Meghana Pant | books

I’m not averse to risk, I write to break stereotypes: Meghana Pant | books

Meghna Pant harboured no dreams of being a writer when she was young, though she did dabble with writing. She wrote her first short story when she was 19. It was called Aberration, and was published online. The plot and characters stayed with her for months before she gathered the ...

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10 most heartwarming quotes by Charlie Chaplin on his birth anniversary | books

10 most heartwarming quotes by Charlie Chaplin on his birth anniversary | books

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, popularly known as Charlie Chaplin was born this day in 1889. His prolific acting and filmmaking skills helped him rise to stardom in the silent film era in the early twentieth century. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, The Tramp, and is considered ...

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Art & Culture

The making of a monograph

The making of a monograph

A childhood memory that stands out for artist Jitish Kallat is making a drawing for his sister’s biology assignment. He was five years old and fascinated by what pencil lines could create on paper. “As you add more marks, a world begins to originate on a piece of paper, and ...

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Earth Day: A strong message for Delhi, through Gond art

Earth Day: A strong message for Delhi, through Gond art

The irony is startling to Venkat Raman Singh Shyam: “People want tiny house plants they can place on a table and admire, but don’t want big trees outside…they say the leaves will litter their yard, or roots will creep up their porch,” he says, shaking his head. We’re in Delhi’s ...

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Jyoti Bhatt’s black and white frames are slices of rural life

Jyoti Bhatt’s black and white frames are slices of rural life

Legendary printmaker Jyoti Bhatt is equally famous for his photographs of rural life. One can see how the mediums overlapped in his mind from what he says in the essay, ‘Walls and Floors’, in the book Parallels That Meet: Paintings-Prints-Photographs: “Using the camera instead of a sketch book, I realised ...

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Meet the man who recycles junk into art

Meet the man who recycles junk into art

Art has invaded every facet of Joyston Christopher Vaz’s life. JC, 33, is a professional artist — an analogue earth child, yet far into the future when it comes to using his skills towards sustainable solutions. The Veil     Simply put, he’s great at repurposing what would be commonly ...

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Food

Beppe de vito on cooking in India

Beppe de vito on cooking in India

Beppe De Vito grew up “plucking fruits from the tree, buying fish from the fisherman, and meat from the butcher,” in Italy. He worked at his neighbourhood café and then at 23, went to Singapore. Through his youth he did everything in the kitchen — from washing dishes to managing ...

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The biryani cult - The Hindu

The biryani cult – The Hindu

It is 12 noon. Shivaji Military Hotel is abuzz with activity. In one vessel Mysore jeera rice is being cooked, while in others chunks of mutton and chicken simmer. The aroma of donne biryani fills the air, and people come and go as mounds of this flavoursome rice is served ...

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More to bread than just butter

More to bread than just butter

As we head towards Brea, a century-old baking company in Benson Town, the strong aroma of baked goodies percolates the air and leads us right to the entrance of the factory. While the basement and ground floor bustle with baking activities of all kinds, the third storey sports a definitive ...

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Sailen Routray on eating flowers in Pipili

Sailen Routray on eating flowers in Pipili

In that old-fashioned Atu house in Pipili there was a kanchana tree on the edges of our garden. The walls of the house were made of plastered burnt bricks, the roof of chanchri or bamboo mats. The floor was cemented and bumpy, like the mottled hands of Lakhi, a prematurely ...

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TV

Akshay Kumar interviews PM Modi? | bollywood

Akshay Kumar interviews PM Modi? | bollywood

Actor Akshay Kumar created quite a flutter among millions of his fans when he tweeted today morning that he was venturing into something he had never attempted before. His tweet read, “Getting into an unknown and uncharted territory today. Doing something I have never done before. Excited and nervous both. ...

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Sharad Malhotra-Ripci Bhatia wedding: Couple ties the knot in twin ceremonies, see pics and videos | tv

Sharad Malhotra-Ripci Bhatia wedding: Couple ties the knot in twin ceremonies, see pics and videos | tv

Television actor Sharad Malhotra tied the knot with fiance Ripci Bhatia in twin wedding ceremonies over the weekend. The groom was dressed in a white sherwani paired with a pink shawl and complemented the bride who looked lovely in a pink lehenga as they tied the knot in accordance with ...

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Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams thought Arya-Gendry sex scene was a prank, Twitter weighs in with hilarious memes | tv

Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams thought Arya-Gendry sex scene was a prank, Twitter weighs in with hilarious memes | tv

The second episode of the final season of Games of Thrones has aired on Monday some time back. While the reviews are going gaga at the emotional reunion of Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth, it is another relationship with has got the social media bursting with memes. We are ...

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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 trailer: The Night King is here, preview 40 seconds of terror. Watch video | tv

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 trailer: The Night King is here, preview 40 seconds of terror. Watch video | tv

If the Game of Thrones season 8’s second episode was all about friends saying goodbye to each other before the final showdown, the trailer of the third episode shows us terrifying glimpses of the big war. As the fans wait with a bated breath for the war between the living ...

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Sex & Relationships

Violent relationship ups mental disorder risk in women | sex and relationships

Violent relationship ups mental disorder risk in women | sex and relationships

Women, please take note. If you are in a violent relationship you may be at an increased risk of suffering from mental disorders, suggests a new study. The study, published in Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders journal, indicates that the unpredictable violence not only causes physical injuries to women ...

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Being bullied at school increases probability of mental health issues | sex and relationships

Being bullied at school increases probability of mental health issues | sex and relationships

Parents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have warned. The study, presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference at the University of Warwick, found that being bullied in ...

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‘Love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism: Study | sex and relationships

‘Love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism: Study | sex and relationships

A nasal spray of ‘love hormone’ oxytocin may help treat alcohol use disorder, according to a study conducted in mice. Oxytocin plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and the period after childbirth.The study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, found that oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent ...

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Testosterone, cortisol linked with aggression behaviour in children: Study | sex and relationships

Testosterone, cortisol linked with aggression behaviour in children: Study | sex and relationships

A recent study, which included 139 eight-year-old children, has concluded that low levels of testosterone and high levels of empathy may explain the low levels of aggressive behaviour in girls. The findings also suggest that low levels of empathy and high levels of cortisol may account for high levels of ...

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Technology

Mahindra Adventure Club Challenge & Thar Fest 2019: Off-Roading Galore

For a steady growing number of people in India, off-roading has become a way of life. Since off-roading requires a vehicle which can handle the terrain, most of people’s weapon of choice in this regard is the Mahindra Thar. To take off-roading to the next level in India, Mahindra Adventure ...

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Interview: Rajeev Chaba – President & MD, MG Motor India

MG Motor (Morris Garages) showcased their car technology recently in India with the launch of the iSMART Next Gen, developed in partnership with global technology players. The MG Hector, which will go on sale in June this year, will come with iSMART Next Gen and will be the first internet ...

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Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin : Luxury Cars Making Headlines in Geneva Motor Show

Who buys a car for 16.7 million euros (approx. $18.9 million USD)? The answer is – not you. This Bugatti creation, called the La Voiture Noire (The Black Car) has already been sold to one lucky, and presumably very rich, buyer. Aston Martin’s AM-RB 003 – dubbed the "daily supercar" ...

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#PUBG Vs Xiaomi's Survival Game: The Big Battle on Your Mobile

Xiaomi has launched its own Battle Royale game called Survival Game. But is it good enough to take on PUBG Mobile and Fortnite? We give you a lowdown on the game. Like PUBG, this is also a Battlefield-based game, where gamers have to stay alive till killing each other. The ...

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Everything Else

Social media stars: The rise and rise of Bhuvan Bam | brunch | feature

Social media stars: The rise and rise of Bhuvan Bam | brunch | feature

Four years ago, Bhuvan Bam was a college kid who had a night job as a singer at a Mughlai restaurant in Delhi. Today, he is India’s first legit YouTube superstar helped by sheer luck, “and also a lot of hard work!” “You can’t compare 10 years of YouTube with ...

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Social media stars: What happens when two young vloggers meet their shero, Lilly Singh | brunch | feature

Social media stars: What happens when two young vloggers meet their shero, Lilly Singh | brunch | feature

The first time I saw Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say on YouTube, I laughed out loud because my Punjabi mother – frustrated with my life choices like most parents – is the embodiment of that video. At the time, I had no idea that the video was made by a 20-something ...

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Travel: Falling for the Scottish highlands hook, line, and sinker | brunch | feature

Travel: Falling for the Scottish highlands hook, line, and sinker | brunch | feature

“Only neat – anything else ruins the taste. Malt whisky is meant to be drunk neat,” rumbles the driver of the sedan that’s slicing through a thin mist from Aberdeen airport in Scotland to the storied Meldrum House Hotel (attached is a golf course almost too beautiful to play on), ...

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“I’d right swipe Ryan Gosling on Tinder,” says Nora Fatehi | brunch | feature

“I’d right swipe Ryan Gosling on Tinder,” says Nora Fatehi | brunch | feature

Date of birth: February 6 Sun Sign: Aquarius Place of birth: Toronto School/college: Westview Centennial Secondary School/ York University, Toronto First break: Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014) What’s the best and worst thing about Bollywood?The best thing is, being able to express yourself artistically in many forms. The worst ...

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