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Humans are better at remembering names than faces: Study

By: IANS | London | Published: November 15, 2018 6:48:32 pm while many people may be bad at remembering names, they are likely to be even worse at Remembering faces, says the study. (Source: File Photo) Do you think you are good at remembering faces, but terrible with names? According ...

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National Book Awards 2018: Here are the best books of the year

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 15, 2018 5:25:20 pm Here’s the best literature of 2018. (Source: National Book Award) Yesterday night, the winners of the 2018 National Book Awards were announced at a ceremony in New York City. For the first time ever, this year The National Book ...

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Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh got a hand clay impression as wedding gift; here’s where you can get it too

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2018 5:03:49 pm Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh with Bhavna Jasra, a leading 3D hand & feet casting expert. (Source: deepika padukone.fan.club/Instagram) The 3D hand and feet casting concept has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. ...

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This place is the pits: China opens luxury hotel in quarry | travel

A hotel development sunk into a disused quarry in China opened its doors Thursday to deep-pocketed clientele. Preventing the 88-metre-deep (290 feet) pit from flooding was among the chief challenges for engineers working on the swanky 336-room InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland – part of a $288 million development that also includes ...

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Movies & Reviews

Bohemian Rhapsody is a stirring spectacle, says Rashid Irani | movie reviews

Bohemian Rhapsody is a stirring spectacle, says Rashid Irani | movie reviews

Direction: Bryan Singer and (uncredited) Dexter Fletcher Actors: Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee Rating: 3.5 / 5 Bohemian Rhapsody pays rich tribute to Freddie Mercury, one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation, as it traces 15 years in the life of the man and his rock band, Queen. It ...

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Lacklustre UK & Ireland show drags Cineworld's shares

Lacklustre UK & Ireland show drags Cineworld’s shares

FILE PHOTO Workers repair a sign at a Cineworld cinema in Bradford northern England, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo (Reuters) – Cinema operator Cineworld Group Plc’s lacklustre performance in Britain and Ireland and an unchanged outlook for 2018 overshadowed an increase in revenue so far this year, sending its ...

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Dark, new 'Fantastic Beasts' movie grounded in real world

Dark, new ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie grounded in real world

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Albus Dumbeldore is a young professor at Hogwarts School; the charismatic but evil Gellert Grindelwald is determined to manipulate the world for his own ends; and Newt Scamander, with his magical suitcase of strange creatures, is trying to stop him. FILE PHOTO: Actor Eddie Redmayne attends ...

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A brave, true-life take on growing up gay: Review of Boy Erased | movie reviews

A brave, true-life take on growing up gay: Review of Boy Erased | movie reviews

Direction: Joel Edgerton Actors: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman Rating: 3.5 / 5 After an Arkansas teenager is revealed to be gay, his religious parents enlist him at a conversion therapy facility. His preacher father (Russell Crowe, in a rare understated performance) is convinced that the church-supported programme will ‘de-gay’ his ...

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Beauty Fashion & Trends

Ileana D’Cruz gives us major fashion goals in these chic outfits

Ileana D’Cruz gives us major fashion goals in these chic outfits

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2018 6:46:34 pm Ileana D’Cruz in a printed dress or a skirt-top combo: What’s your pick? (Source: sanmratansi/Instagram) Ileana D’Cruz, who is busy with the promotions of her upcoming Telegu movie Amar Akbar Anthony was recently spotted attending different events ...

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Three fashion trends Priyanka Chopra swears by

Three fashion trends Priyanka Chopra swears by

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2018 5:48:08 pm Decoding Priyanka Chopra’s style. (Source: Priyanka Chopra/Instagram) With all the shuttling that Priyanka Chopra has to do to keep her commitments in both Bollywood and Hollywood, and as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, acing the fashion game isn’t ...

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4 natural make-up removers for sensitive skin | fashion and trends

4 natural make-up removers for sensitive skin | fashion and trends

Make-up removal is an essential aspect of skincare. And there are few things that are as bad for your skin as sleeping with make-up on. But, using a harsh make-up remover can damage your skin. So, a good option is to choose a natural make-up remover. Here are 4 options: ...

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Look your best this wedding season with contemporary fusion wear | fashion and trends

Look your best this wedding season with contemporary fusion wear | fashion and trends

With the ongoing wedding and party season, there are certainly going to be a lot of social gatherings you are going to attend. Worrying about how to be a style icon for each occasion? Look no further. This year, give a break to those heavy-set saris and embellished kurtis and ...

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Health & Fitness

8 ways to beat pre-wedding depression and anxiety | sex and relationships

8 ways to beat pre-wedding depression and anxiety | sex and relationships

As most brides-to-be aspire for a fairytale wedding, they often neglect the stress and anxiety that comes along with it. Don’t get too consumed and do take care of your mental health, experts suggest. Shreyasi Ghosh, Content-Head, The Wedding Brigade and Saket Nath Tiwari, psychiatrist, National Mental Health Programme, Ghaziabad, ...

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5 things to do to keep your lungs healthy | fitness

5 things to do to keep your lungs healthy | fitness

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and what one can do to protect oneself from it. Lung cancer is a leading cause of death among both men and women around the world. But the good news is there is a lot you ...

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Why banning private vehicles is a bad idea | health

Why banning private vehicles is a bad idea | health

Experts on Wednesday reiterated that a ban on all private vehicles that do not run on CNG, as being pushed for by the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), would be ‘impractical’. They also doubted if the existing transport infrastructure could support the sudden increase in passengers. ...

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Malaika Arora’s animal print dress proves she’s a style queen. Get her look | fashion and trends

Malaika Arora’s animal print dress proves she’s a style queen. Get her look | fashion and trends

When we want a woman who can effortlessly pull off every different clothing cut, pattern, and combination under the sun, Malaika Arora is our go-to girl. Whether she’s pulling off a not so basic white T-shirt-blue-jeans look or sporting a polka-dot shorts and jacket set, Malaika commits to her fashion ...

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Travels

India’s autorickshaw morphs into a vehicle for high adventure across South India. Notes from Kochi.

The Adventurists describe the autorickshaw as a seven horsepower cake tin. The UK group, along with Cool Earth, a charity, conducts daring Rickshaw Runs across the world in terrain that introduces participants to thrilling adventures and unseen locales. The cake tin does rather well in these challenges. With its sides ...

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Udaipur Tales, the international storytelling festival, brings together storytellers and performers from all over the world

Once upon a time — these are four familiar words that are filled with promise, leading into a world of fantasy and lore. We once settled in by the sides of our grandparents, or perhaps an indulgent aunt or uncle, to hear many a fantastic tale. It is increasingly rare ...

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Still waiting for an invite to the Deepika-Ranveer do? Hold on. The next destination wedding is just around the corner

Despite winter, Italy is having its moment in the sun. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot there last December, and now, as we speak, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are in the process of becoming man and wife by charming Lake Como. Known for its pizza, tiramisu and ...

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20 blind individuals climb 4,850 ft mountain near Bangalore | travel

On Saturday, October 27, 20 blind individuals climbed Nandi Hills, a 4,850 ft mountain near Bangalore, with the help of a team of 20 additional sighted volunteers. In India, 64% of the disabled population is unemployed and 27% never receive any schooling. The blind trek symbolically serves to break the ...

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Books and Reviews

Author interview: Anuradha Roy on her latest novel, merging fiction and non-fiction, women in her novel and why she likes Alice Munro | books

Author interview: Anuradha Roy on her latest novel, merging fiction and non-fiction, women in her novel and why she likes Alice Munro | books

Writing a book that wants to be written is quite a challenge. The amalgamation of heard and unheard voices, told and untold narratives, the roads that were taken and the ones that were missed, the real characters and the more dominant, unreal characters, the yearning to write such a book ...

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Felt pressure to write well post GOT success, says George RR Martin | books

Felt pressure to write well post GOT success, says George RR Martin | books

Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin has said penning the sixth book in the epic fantasy drama franchise has been an uphill task after the success of the hit HBO TV series. Martin, whose sixth GOT novel The Winds of Winter has been in the works for seven years, ...

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Indian response to World War 1 variegated, literature reflects that | india news

Indian response to World War 1 variegated, literature reflects that | india news

Literature, they say, holds up a mirror to a society and its concerns. A 100 years after the end of the Great War, it is useful to see how Indians themselves responded to the events surrounding a war to which they contributed immensely without fully comprehending its reasons and implications; ...

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Mother’s Not Home

Mother’s Not Home

Dark Circles By Udayan Mukherjee Bloomsbury | Pages: 208 | Rs. 499 A mother’s death opens up a can of worms for Rono and his brothers Sujoy—Bochka and Chotku as their mother calls them—in her last letter to Ronojoy. The letter rev­eals the secret behind why her marriage to their ...

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Art & Culture

They are human too - The Hindu

The comic scene in Bengaluru is gathering steam

The comic art scene is hectic in Bengaluru. While Bengaluru Comic Con is slated to start from tomorrow, the second edition of Indie Comix Fest is scheduled to be held on December 2. In the last couple of months, it is actually the independent comic art scene which has assumed ...

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Everything can talk - The Hindu

Everything can talk – The Hindu

She holds five Limca records, one in the India Book of Records, and she recently won a medal from the President for her achievements as a woman; she is known to be the first female ventriloquist in India. Yet for Indushree Raveendra, who has been practising ventriloquism since she was ...

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Pankaj Mohan Aggarwal’s ‘Zen’ exhibition at Hyderabad’s Iconart Gallery

Pankaj Mohan Aggarwal’s ‘Zen’ exhibition at Hyderabad’s Iconart Gallery

Stepping into Iconart Gallery, the atmosphere has transitioned to be a lot more calming given the space is known for its more socio-political works. This welcome switch is due to the careful compositions of enchanting artworks by 71 year-old Pankaj Mohan Aggarwal who’s known for his takes on dhyana, an ...

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Comic artist Queenie Chan draws on history for tales of politically powerful women | art and culture

Comic artist Queenie Chan draws on history for tales of politically powerful women | art and culture

A feminist manga-style artist says she will use characters based on an Egyptian pharaoh and a Chinese empress to bring more female empowerment to the male-dominated world of comic books. Queenie Chan is working on a series of non-fiction biographies aimed at children called Women Who Were Kings, which will ...

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Food

An ‘unceremonious’ tea ceremony - The Hindu

An ‘unceremonious’ tea ceremony – The Hindu

“We are going to experience a traditional Korean tea ceremony,” they said. “How hard could it be,” I thought, unsuspectingly. Little did I know, the ceremony demands qualities I lack: etiquette and poise. As I entered the picturesque Osulloc Tea Museum overlooking Seokwang tea fields, I was overwhelmed by the ...

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India’s first tea-based menu is here

India’s first tea-based menu is here

If you are still drinking Cosmopolitans, please stop. It has been almost two decades since their début on Sex And The City, the TV show that made this flirty pink cocktail popular. It’s now a cliché. In this age of Marie Kondo, fit-spo and hipster gurus, minimalism is key, whether ...

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An ode to masalas: Sita Ram Diwan Chand

An ode to masalas: Sita Ram Diwan Chand

I am a self-confessed chole bhatura freak. I have traversed distances across Delhi to savour this dish, and then retraced these epic journeys to devour it time and again. There are many joints that serve chole bhature, but one that wins hands down in the capital, is the one served ...

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Garima Arora’s Gaa restaurant wins a Michelin star

Garima Arora’s Gaa restaurant wins a Michelin star

Vineet Bhatia. Vikas Khanna. Gaggan Anand. The list of Indian chefs whose restaurants have received a Michelin star has only had men on it. Till now. This week, Garima Arora, former chef de partie at Copenhagen’s Noma (consistently ranked as one of the world’s best restaurants), picked up a Michelin ...

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TV

Bigg Boss 12 day 59: Rift widens between Romil Chaudhary, Deepak Thakur Surbhi Rana over captaincy | tv

Bigg Boss 12 day 59: Rift widens between Romil Chaudhary, Deepak Thakur Surbhi Rana over captaincy | tv

The Bigg Boss season 12 is fast evolving into an individual game with the happy club on the verge of a collapse as personal gains take priority. A rift could be seen between the strongest jodi of Romil Chaudhary and Surbhi Rana as the latter accused him of planning to ...

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Karan Johar shoots new Koffee With Karan episode with Abhishek and Shweta Bachchan. See pics | tv

Karan Johar shoots new Koffee With Karan episode with Abhishek and Shweta Bachchan. See pics | tv

Filmaker Karan Johar another brother-sister duo joining him on the couch of his hit celebrity talk show, Koffee With Karan. Actor Abhishek Bachchan will be seen with his author sister Shweta Bachchan in an episode of the show this season. Karan shared pictures from the shoot and called the two ...

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Amazon Prime removes MeToo accused Gursimran Khamba from upcoming show Gormint | tv

Amazon Prime removes MeToo accused Gursimran Khamba from upcoming show Gormint | tv

Comic Gursimran Khamba embroiled in allegations of sexual misconduct will no longer be the showrunner for an original series on Amazon.com Inc’s video streaming service, a top Amazon executive said on Wednesday. Gursimran Khamba, a co-founder of popular comedy collective All India Bakchod (AIB), was accused of sexual misconduct by ...

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‘You against me’ rhetoric growing in politics says Narcos Mexico star Diego Luna | tv

‘You against me’ rhetoric growing in politics says Narcos Mexico star Diego Luna | tv

Mexican star Diego Luna believes the cross-border politics between his country and the US is mostly about the ‘you against me’ rhetoric, which he believes only polarises people. Luna, who was in India to promote the latest season of Netflix drama Narcos, said it would be wrong to see Mexico’s ...

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Sex & Relationships

6 of the Best Pumpkin Beers to Celebrate the Season

6 of the Best Pumpkin Beers to Celebrate the Season

{Image Credit: iStock} There is no holiday season more identifiable with American traditions than Thanksgiving! And of course, one of the more cultural aspects to a solid holiday season like this month’s is a good beer to accompany every festive meal you’ll be gobbling up. With Thanksgiving being all about ...

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What to do when your partner dumps their negativity on you | sex and relationships

What to do when your partner dumps their negativity on you | sex and relationships

If one were to make a list of relationship wreckers then projection would make it to the top. Projection occurs when one the partner tends to project their unwanted feelings, emotions and desire onto their partner. It’s also classified as a defense mechanism that one partner subconsciously employs to deal ...

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One-third of married women in India experience spousal violence, says study | sex and relationships

One-third of married women in India experience spousal violence, says study | sex and relationships

Almost one-third of all married women in India have experienced spousal violence with wife-beating accepted by many women, says a study which calls gender-based violence as one of the most serious concerns in the country. The study was conducted by Vadodara-based NGO ‘SAHAJ’ in collaboration with ‘Equal Measures 2030’, a ...

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5 common sex problems couples face | sex and relationships

5 common sex problems couples face | sex and relationships

A couple’s ability to have satisfying sex depends on a variety of factors, such as being comfortable with each other, how relaxed you are, health, the amount of foreplay and how you feel in life. This is why it is imperative that we take care of various aspects of our ...

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Technology

The 6 Best Deals From PerformanceBike.com’s Weekend Sale

Spring’s longer days and warmer temperatures mean more time for cycling. That also means you probably need to refresh some of your tired or worn gear with a few upgrades. And right now that’s pretty easy to do thanks to Performance Bike’s Weekend Deal. For three days, from now until Sunday, ...

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The Best Luggage for Every Kind of Trip You’re Taking

You ever packed a bag for a trip and discovered that you don’t have enough space or that your luggage is way too big for the job? We’ve all been there. Packing is indeed a science and if you’ve yet to master it, you may find yourself using inappropriate luggage ...

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Buying a Watch Online? This Site Will Make Sure It’s Not a Counterfeit

Buying a pre-owned watch on the Internet can be a little bit of a crapshoot. While there are a handful of reputable sites that rigorously test and verify the watches they sell, there’s no shortage of places that, well, don’t do that at all. Which is why some guys who ...

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This Fast New Mountain Bike Makes Riding Downhill Way More Fun

What It Is: Yeti’s SB100 is a shorter travel bike for trail and enduro riders, and a cross-country, switch infinity suspension replacement for Yeti’s ASR. If you’re planning to compete in a marathon trail or an epic ride, this just might be the bike for you. Some cross-country bikes can ...

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Everything Else

Jhunjhun Jain on Outlin’d Studio’s love affair with cork

Jhunjhun Jain on Outlin’d Studio’s love affair with cork

We’ve seen homes across India go more green and ‘back to the earth’ in a big way with canvas bags, reusable straws of bamboo or steel, more minimalist in their aesthetics and using technology which aims to be minimal with their emissions. Now make some room for cork, Jhunjhun Jain ...

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Japan cybersecurity and Olympics minister: I've never used a computer

Japan cybersecurity and Olympics minister: I’ve never used a computer

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s new Olympic Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s recently appointed cybersecurity and Olympics minister has told parliament he has never used a computer in his life, though he is ...

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Soccer: Referee banned by FA after rock, paper, scissors blunder

Soccer: Referee banned by FA after rock, paper, scissors blunder

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Women’s Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Manchester City vs Linkoping – Academy Stadium, Manchester, Britain – March 21, 2018 Manchester City’s Steph Houghton Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Referee David McNamara has been handed a three-week ban by the ...

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Children’s Day Special: The HT Brunch Exclusive with Mary Kom and her cute little boys! | brunch | feature

Children’s Day Special: The HT Brunch Exclusive with Mary Kom and her cute little boys! | brunch | feature

Like every parent travelling on business, Mary Kom makes it a point to return with gifts galore – toys, books, even eatables. Like all children, Mary’s three boys – 11-year-old twins Karong Rechungvar Kom and Karong Khupneivar Kom (nicknamed Rengpa and Nainai respectively), and five-year-old Karong Prince Chungthanglen Kom – ...

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