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Courting Comfort | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

A serving of khow suey As one sets “Unplugged Courtyard – Udyog Vihar” as the destination, and starts to follow directions on the navigation system, it lead to a small lane, and one wondered if all was well. Driving past several office buildings and boutique hotels, one arrives at an ...

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Sara Ali Khan gives lessons on how to pull off a maxi dress

Related News Have you seen these photos of Sara Ali Khan, Sunny Leone and Ajay Devgn? Sara Ali Khan can ace any look; here’s proof Simmba success party: Sara Ali Khan chooses a sequin dress What do you think about Sara Ali Khan’s midi dress? (Designed by Gargi Singh) Sara ...

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Contact with nature can improve your mood: Study

Related News Nature has more benefits that we know. (Source: File Photo) Spending time outside, in the proximity of nature has always been touted as a good practice. But turns out it has more benefits that one could anticipate. According to a study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, ...

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Fasting may help keep age-related diseases at bay: Study

Fasting can boost the body’s metabolism.  Fasting can boost the body’s metabolism and help protect against age-related diseases, a study has found. The circadian clock operates within the body and its organs as intrinsic time-keeping machinery to preserve homeostasis in response to the changing environment. While food is known to ...

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Movies & Reviews

'Fyre' review: Netflix documentary torches 'influencer' culture behind failed festival

‘Fyre’ review: Netflix documentary torches ‘influencer’ culture behind failed festival

In the case of Fyre, the image in question turned out to be a massive scam, one orchestrated by a con man, Billy McFarland, who had enlisted rapper Ja Rule as his partner. The pair seized on the idea of launching a major festival in the Bahamas, using images of ...

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Supermodel Gisele fires back at criticism from Brazil farm minister

Supermodel Gisele fires back at criticism from Brazil farm minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Wednesday rejected critiques by the country’s farm minister that questioned her knowledge about Brazil’s conservation efforts. FILE PHOTO: Model Gisele Bundchen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and ...

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Beyonce drops lawsuit over 'Feyonce' items

Beyonce drops lawsuit over ‘Feyonce’ items

FILE PHOTO – Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A lawsuit brought by Beyonce over the sale of “Feyonce” items to engaged couples has been dismissed at the singer’s request, court documents ...

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U.S. shutdown turns Washington into ghost town during quiet travel season

U.S. shutdown turns Washington into ghost town during quiet travel season

(Reuters) – Washington hotels have cleared out entire floors. Restaurants have considered taking out loans to stay open. Phones have stopped ringing at tour companies. Snow from Winter Storm Gia falls over the White House as the partial government shutdown becomes the longest in U.S. history in Washington, U.S., January ...

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Beauty Fashion & Trends

Deepika Padukone or Malaika Arora: Who nailed the monochrome airport fashion?

Deepika Padukone or Malaika Arora: Who nailed the monochrome airport fashion?

Related News Kareena Kapoor Khan fails to impress in this ruffled sea green dress Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut and Sonam Kapoor: Best airport looks of the week (Jan 6 – Jan 12) Have you seen these videos shared by Ranveer Singh, Sunny Leone and Karan Johar? Deepika Padukone or Malaika ...

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Shloka Mehta looks pretty as a picture in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehengas

Shloka Mehta looks pretty as a picture in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehengas

Shloka Mehta looks ethereal in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehengas. (Designed by Gargi Singh/Indain Express) When it comes to Shloka Mehta’s ethnic outfits, her sartorial choices have been rather impressive. She was recently spotted in an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga set that included a yellow lehenga and a heavily ...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan’s casual style gets a thumbs up from us

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s casual style gets a thumbs up from us

Take a look at the latest style file of Kareena Kapoor Khan. (Designed by Gargi Singh/ Indian Express) Kareena Kapoor Khan’s casual style has mostly been a blend of comfort and chic fashion. The Veere di Wedding actor was recently spotted attending a birthday bash with her son, Taimur and ...

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Sonam Kapoor wore 3 completely different, bold outfits in Switzerland. See pics | fashion and trends

Sonam Kapoor wore 3 completely different, bold outfits in Switzerland. See pics | fashion and trends

Sonam Kapoor is on a press tour for a Swiss luxury watch in Geneva, Switzerland, which translates to a regular dose of stunning outfits from the chic Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga actor. On her trip, Sonam wore a trio of amazing looks. The best part? She wore ...

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Health & Fitness

‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women | fashion and trends

‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women | fashion and trends

It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti”, or darling. She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public. “When a woman is exposed ...

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How to be popular on Instagram courtesy the world record egg | more lifestyle

How to be popular on Instagram courtesy the world record egg | more lifestyle

The New Year has begun with an egg breaking records on Instagram and the world has been taken by storm! This light brown egg’s picture has been liked over 26 million times since it was first uploaded on January 4, dethroning Kylie Jenner’s birth announcement as this photo-sharing app’s most ...

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Colmar, an Alsatian wonderland which you must visit | travel

Colmar, an Alsatian wonderland which you must visit | travel

I have an acute weakness for towns or cities with canals — Amsterdam (Netherlands), Venice (Italy), Copenhagen (Denmark). But one of my all-time favourites is Colmar in France’s Alsace region. This quaint town is perched on the edge of the Rhine river. This is where France meets Germany and these ...

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Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019: Interesting facts you should know | more lifestyle

Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019: Interesting facts you should know | more lifestyle

Kumbh Mela is a mass gathering of Hindu devotees who congregate to bathe in a sacred river. According to tradition, there are four fairs which are accepted as the Kumbh Melas– the Prayagraj Kumbh Mela, Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha, and Ujjain Simhastha. The key festival site is on ...

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Travels

The Calcutta chromosome – The Hindu

  Calcutta Then – Kolkata Now is a solid tome — heavy with the weight of history and nostalgia. Part of a series of coffee table books, starting with India that was first put together 14 years ago, its text and photographs have been authored and curated by Sunanda K ...

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Walk along the comic book route

Graffiti was once frowned upon. Today, it’s an emerging form of art that has produced several international artistes of repute. Street art plastered across the streets, walls and buildings have become a tourist attraction internationally. Mexico City, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Prague and several other cities have a ...

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It all goes downhill from here

It was an evacuation of sorts. We lived on Whitefield Main Road, and when we heard the Metro construction was about to start right outside our apartment complex, there was only one possible course of action: to get out as fast as we could. And thus, Hennur-Bagalur Road came into ...

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A riot of art forms

A large imposing mural of Telugu Thalli welcomes visitors to the newly-opened heritage wing of Palm Beach Hotel, named Andhra Art and Craft Hotel. With a kalasam in her right hand and harvest crop in her left, the mural signifies the prosperity of the Telugu lands. Glistening at a distance ...

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Books and Reviews

Creating the US Supreme Court

JOHN MARSHALL The Man Who Made the Supreme Court Richard Brookhiser Basic Books 324 pages; $30 A Republican president and Congress declare war on the federal courts, eliminating newly created judgeships and cancelling the ...

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Radhika Oberoi (Photo: Twitter: @hypermonk)

‘Stillborn Season’ depicts a world bound by compassion in face of tragedy

In the acknowledgments of her debut novel, Stillborn Season, Radhika Oberoi declares the book an “enthusiastic but amateurish production”: a fair assessment of her book. Set around the 1984 anti-Sikh massacres, the novel is split into two. The first part starts bang in the middle of ...

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Becoming

An American journey | Business Standard News

BECOMING Michelle Obama Crown Publishing Group 426 pages $32.50 Back in the ancestral homeland of Michelle Obama, the architects of Jim Crow took great pains to set down the boundaries and define the roles ...

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GOD IN THE QURAN

The roots of Islam | Business Standard News

GOD IN THE QUR’AN Jack Miles Alfred A Knopf 241 pages; $26.95 MUHAMMAD Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires Juan Cole Nation Books 326 pages; $28 ...

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Art & Culture

Have Guntur style breakfast in Visakhapatnam

Open mics on a rise at Visakhapatnam

While comedians from across the world are just few clicks away on internet, attending open mics in your city is a great way to support local artistes or even start your journey as a professional comedian. The city-based comedy group, Vizag Komedians is keeping the comedy quotient high with weekly ...

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What war warrants for Bangladeshi artists

What war warrants for Bangladeshi artists

At first glance, they are just independent letters hanging in the air but as the winter sun shines on ‘Amity’, Promotesh Das Phulak’s installation begins to lend warmth. With letters made of iron bars and the bars loaded with the highly inflammable Shola flower, Phulak’s project stands for the unmoving, ...

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Harry Potter classic moments to be released as limited edition fine art prints

Harry Potter classic moments to be released as limited edition fine art prints

Harry Potter fans are getting a Muggle-created Pensieve as a range of limited edition memorable moments from the beloved book series are set to be released in the first ever fine art collection from the franchise. According to DigitalSpy, Universal Studios and Classic Stills have joined hands to announce the ...

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Canvas of concrete and soot

Canvas of concrete and soot

Maesthri’s love letter by Vasundhara Sellamuthu A rectangular block of cement, over five feet high, squiggles splashed across its grey surface. Shavings — from where the cement has been worked on by tools — curl inward, dry, jutting out fragilely. Iron rods pierce through its body and gape at the ...

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Food

Cheesy affairs

Cheesy affairs

Serious cheese lovers will tell you that it is best to enjoy this creamy addictive versatile cheese on its own, but truth of the matter is that there is nothing wrong with changing things up a bit now then. Check out new ways to enjoy local cheese with these recipes. ...

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What’s egg got to do with it?

What’s egg got to do with it?

If you follow Le 15 Patisserie’s Pooja Dhingra on Instagram, you’ll be amazed at the number ofthings the pastry chef effortlessly juggles. Apart from running a successful chain of patisseries and cafés, Dhingra teaches baking workshops, hosts award shows, writes books, and runs a recently launched, popular food industry podcast. ...

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With the Blue Elephant - The Hindu

With the Blue Elephant – The Hindu

A little note, tucked in a blue windowpane, at Blue Elephant, on KP Vallon Road, promises soul food. The smoked paprika cauliflower in caper berry sauce —a perfectly done head of cauliflower set on a bed of creamy sauce— is that promise kept. The delicate balance of flavours, none palate ...

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How the festival of Pongal highlights health food

How the festival of Pongal highlights health food

Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Pedda Panduga, Magh Bihu — no matter what we call the harvest festival celebrated all over India, it’s a time that marks the end of winter (Hemant), the beginning of spring (Vasant), and the period during which a transition is made(Shishir). Like most things in India, ...

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TV

Hajar Botrish

Hajar Botrish

Drama serial ‘Hajar Botrish’ will be broadcast today on ATN Bangla at 8 pm. Directed by Pantha Shahriar, it features Abul Hayat, Runa Khan, Afran Nisho and Aparna Ghose among others. Source link

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Surer Chhowa | The Daily Star

Surer Chhowa | The Daily Star

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) organised a musical soiree titled ‘Surer Chhowa’ at its Music and Dance Centre Auditorium on January 15. Singers and instrumentalists of the academy performed an array of group and solo songs at the event. Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General of BSA planned the programme.   Photo: Courtesy   ...

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Stars of Netflix’s new series Sex Education answer crazy sex questions by Indians. Watch hilarious video | tv

Stars of Netflix’s new series Sex Education answer crazy sex questions by Indians. Watch hilarious video | tv

The stars of Netflix’s latest romantic comedy Sex Education—Emma Mackey and Ncuti Gatwa—have answered some of the craziest sex questions asked by Indians on the internet. From whether one should pour lemon juice in vaginas to the transferability of pubic hair to scalp, the actors could not help laughing throughout ...

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Pankaj Tripathi begins shooting for Sacred Games season 2 in South Africa | tv

Pankaj Tripathi begins shooting for Sacred Games season 2 in South Africa | tv

Actor Pankaj Tripathi has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa to shoot for the second season of Sacred Games. The show was one of Netflix’s biggest hits in India last year. In the previous instalment, Pankaj was seen in a brief but prominent role of Guruji, a mentor to Nawazuddin ...

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Sex & Relationships

6 of the Best Moisturizers for Every Skin Type This Winter

6 of the Best Moisturizers for Every Skin Type This Winter

{Image Credit: iStock} Winter is officially here and while the cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin, causing it to blister, dry up or get itchy, there are ways to keep it moist all season long without that much effort. Sure, turning down the heat a bit can help ...

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Relationship advice: Meeting future in-laws? Know their likes and dislikes, habits and issues | sex and relationships

Relationship advice: Meeting future in-laws? Know their likes and dislikes, habits and issues | sex and relationships

Are you having relationship troubles? Is the long distance bothering you or do you have trust issues? Are you looking for someone to talk your heart out about these problems? Worry not. So, TV anchor, theatre personality, comedian, political satirist, columnist and author, Cyrus Broacha is here to help you: ...

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One night stand deepens emotional bond | sex and relationships

One night stand deepens emotional bond | sex and relationships

As easy-going as it might seem, your casual one-night stand can set the stage for deepening the emotional connection between the two of you. According to a recent study, sex helps initiate romantic relationships between potential partners. A team of psychologists, as part of a research, have concluded that sexual ...

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Utilizing Your Past Experiences to Move Forward

Utilizing Your Past Experiences to Move Forward

{Image Credit: iStock} When you think about what your future looks like, it can only be natural to find yourself thinking about some of your past experiences. And if you are looking to make changes in your life to grow as a person, looking to your past can be one ...

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Technology

In Conversation With Gareth Flood, Chief Marketing Officer, Shell

There is increasing enthusiasm in the youth for riding higher cc bikes, and using the right lubricant is critical in ensuring the engine health of these bikes so recently Shell Lubricants launched a new semi-synthetic performance motorcycle engine oil in 10W-30 grade under the Shell Advance AX7 range for these ...

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Top 5 Luxury Cars of the Year 2018

Automobiles are a form of luxury for many and when it comes to being luxurious, well, some cars do it better than others. So here are the cars that did it best this year. Starting off with the Volvo XC60, this SUV is arguably one of the best-looking cars that ...

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Top 5 Smartphones of the Year 2018

The flagship smartphone battles for 2018 were a very closely fought competition. We saw flagships battle it out tooth and nail for your money. Within the Android ecosystem, we had to contend with the Google Pixel 3 XL which arguably has one of the best smartphone cameras, the Samsung Galaxy ...

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Top 5 Motorcycles of the Year 2018

There were several motorcycles that were launched this year but these five were the best of the best. Starting off with the Ducati Panigale V4S, this motorcycle gives cutting-edge technology in motorcycles a new meaning. Not only does it have a host of electronic rider aids to offer but most ...

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Everything Else

Face value: One-time Afghan wedding singer a ringer for Canada's Trudeau

Face value: One-time Afghan wedding singer a ringer for Canada’s Trudeau

Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon, 28, performs during rehearsals in the “Afghan Star” talent show at Tolo television studio in Kabul, Afghanistan January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon’s striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity ...

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All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in 'anger room'

All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in ‘anger room’

BEIJING (Reuters) – It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and even a mannequin. A customer wearing protective gear smashes old furniture with ...

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“If I was reborn as Donald Trump, I’d dye my hair black,” says, Simmba music composer, Tanishk Bagchi | brunch | feature

“If I was reborn as Donald Trump, I’d dye my hair black,” says, Simmba music composer, Tanishk Bagchi | brunch | feature

Date of birth: November 23 Sun Sign: Scorpio-Sagittarius cusp Place of birth: Kolkata School/college: The Frank Anthony Public School/ North City College, Kolkata First break: Banno Tera Swagger (Tanu Weds Manu, 2015) High point of your life: Receiving the IIFA for Best Music for Badrinath Ki Dulhania last year Low ...

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Everything you didn't know about Cosplay and didn’t know who to ask! | brunch | feature

Everything you didn’t know about Cosplay and didn’t know who to ask! | brunch | feature

With due apologies to millennials, it is extremely difficult to walk into a Comic Con event for the first time in your life and not feel as though you’ve inadvertently crashed a massive fancy dress party with a focus on anime, animated characters, sci-fi and superheroes and heroines. “Cosplay is ...

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