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Moderate physical activities may lower the death risk: study

Moderate physical activity may extend your life. (Source: Getty/ Thinkstock Images) Even moderate physical activities, such as walking or gardening, may lower the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer or any cause, a study has found. Higher amounts of activity or more vigorous activities, such as running, cycling and ...

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Smoking during pregnancy may affect both infant and mothers’ health: Study

Maternal smoking may affect both infant and mothers’ health. (Source: GettyImages) Smoking during pregnancy is known to pose risks to both baby and mother, but a new research offers a detailed evidence about the association between maternal smoking and childhood hospitalisation, as well as birth conditions which can lead to ...

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Emilia Clarke says she survived two life-threatening brain aneurysms during early ‘GOT’ days

Emilia Clarke launched her own charity, SameYou, for brain injury and stroke victims. (Source: File Image) Actor Emilia Clarke has revealed that in the early years of Game of Thrones she suffered from two brain aneurysms that nearly took her life. In an essay for The New Yorker, published online on ...

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People with positive attitude likely to eat healthy: Study | health

According to a new study, people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily. The research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) examined the motivational role of a theory called regulatory focus on consumers’ involvement in nutrition, that is, the time and effort they put in ...

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Movies & Reviews

Jennifer Lopez shares new photos of her engagement to Alex Rodriguez

The Obamas congratulate A-Rod and J-Lo

Alex Rodriguez shared an intimate note of congratulations from none other than former President Barack Obama on Friday. The note was addressed to Rodriguez and his fiancé, Jennifer Lopez. “Michelle and I just wanted to congratulate you on your engagement,” the handwritten letter read. “After 26 years together, we can ...

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Polish zoo p-p-picks up an albino penguin

Polish zoo p-p-picks up an albino penguin

A juvenile albino penguin is presented to the public for the first time at the Gdansk Zoo in Gdansk, Poland, March 22, 2019. Agencja Gazeta/Michal Ryniak via REUTERS WARSAW (Reuters) – An albino pengiun made its debut appearance at a Polish zoo on Friday – the only bird of its ...

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Jordan Peele and the art of being unapologetically black

Jordan Peele and the art of being unapologetically black

Jordan Peele, a self-proclaimed “black nerd” who helped to popularize the term as part of the comedy duo Key and Peele, is boldly going where no black man has gone before by conquering the horror film genre. His sophomore film, “Us,” is out Friday to rave reviews and early awards ...

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Avengers Endgame: Here is how Deadpool could be a part of MCU

Avengers Endgame: Here is how Deadpool could be a part of MCU

Deadpool will soon join the Avengers. With Disney-Fox merger complete, X-Men and Fantastic Four will now come under the purview of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not immediately, but soon. It has been confirmed that only Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool will enter the MCU as is, and all other properties will be ...

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Beauty Fashion & Trends

Only Priyanka Chopra could pull off this beige and turquoise outfit; see pics

Only Priyanka Chopra could pull off this beige and turquoise outfit; see pics

Priyanka Chopra looks pretty in this outfit. (Photo: Priyanka Chopra/Instagram) There is hardly any style that Priyanka Chopra Jonas cannot carry well. Recently, as she stepped out in New York City, the actor turned heads in satin beige co-ords that she beautifully layered with a vibrant turquoise jacket and bright ...

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Eucalyptus on your sleeve: Core by JSI’s organic clothing line

Eucalyptus on your sleeve: Core by JSI’s organic clothing line

We’ve read about experiments with hemp fabric, worn light-weight milk apparel and are well-versed with veggie dyes taking the fashion industry by storm. And with India’s textile industry leading the way when it comes to the global eco-fibre market, it’s no surprise that designers here are experimenting with natural fibres ...

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Katrina Kaif’s bright outfit is perfect for an evening party and the stunning cape is back. See latest pics | fashion and trends

Katrina Kaif’s bright outfit is perfect for an evening party and the stunning cape is back. See latest pics | fashion and trends

Actor Katrina Kaif recently walked the red carpet at Zee Cine Awards 2019 where she stunned in a slate grey dress with floral appliqué pattern, sequin details and sheer texture. The yellow belt completed the look and structured voluminous appeal. The whole look was an ode to spring and florals. ...

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‘Keya’ by Prathyusha Garimella: A celebration worth the lustre

‘Keya’ by Prathyusha Garimella: A celebration worth the lustre

As summer closes in and has us mentally preparing for the big fat Indian festivities to come with garish colours reminiscent of Holi, Prathyusha Garimella has quietly launched her first pieces of menswear in a capsule collection called Keya, a homage to her friends who prefer the more muted yet ...

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Health & Fitness

Holi 2019: All the fashion inspiration you need to rock the saree | fashion and trends

Holi 2019: All the fashion inspiration you need to rock the saree | fashion and trends

The festival of colours gives you another reason to dress to the nines. While you may have already planned your Holi look for the day, we have some fashion and makeup inspiration for you to take cues for a stylish Holi. And no other garment can be more impactful for ...

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Social anxiety in children connected to complications during birth: Study | health

Social anxiety in children connected to complications during birth: Study | health

A recent study has found a link between children who suffer from social anxiety and babies who had a complicated birth. The researchers found that the babies who had complicated birth had a higher risk of developing social anxiety later on in life. This study was published in the journal ...

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Sara Ali Khan shows how to carry a gold lehenga with colourful yet minimal accessories. See latest pics | fashion and trends

Sara Ali Khan shows how to carry a gold lehenga with colourful yet minimal accessories. See latest pics | fashion and trends

Millennial style icon Sara Ali Khan has charmed us in various ethnic looks ever since her debut in Bollywood. The Simmba actor has already emerged as a millennial fashion icon with her selection of outfits, be it her casual everyday outfits, her film promotion attires or on of her festive ...

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Holi 2019: How to ensure a pawsome time for your furry friends | more lifestyle

Holi 2019: How to ensure a pawsome time for your furry friends | more lifestyle

Pets are family. And, when you are celebrating a festival as joyous as Holi, why wouldn’t you want everyone to join in on the fun. But what must be kept in mind is that pets, unlike humans, are more susceptible to damage, allergies and more, when it comes to colours. ...

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Travels

Meet Jadav Payeng, a man who created 550 hectares of forest single-handedly

“When I was a little boy, a man looked at my palm to read it,” says Jadav Payeng. “He said that my life will take the course of Nature.” There may or may not be truth in palm-reading, but the prophecy came true. Jadav went on to plant saplings and ...

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On a trunk call with Chinna Thambi

Chinna Thambi grunts and I jump. For a moment, I forget about the mammoth wooden enclosure that separates us. It’s called a kraal, and is used to tame wild elephants. Dusk sets in at Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR), near Pollachi in Tamil Nadu. It’s ...

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Artistic attempt by the tribal people of Nilgiris for elephant conservation

“I saw one just the other day,” says S Vishnu Varadhan. “He was standing on the grassland behind our house.” Vishnu is talking about an elephant. A resident of Kargudi, a hamlet within the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in the Nilgiris, he sees elephants almost every day, so much so that ...

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Artistic attempt by the tribals of Nilgiris for elephant conservation

“I saw one just the other day,” says S Vishnu Varadhan. “He was standing on the grassland behind our house.” Vishnu is talking about an elephant. A resident of Kargudi, a hamlet within the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in the Nilgiris, he sees elephants almost every day, so much so that ...

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Books and Reviews

Ashoka Laughed At The Same Joke

Ashoka Laughed At The Same Joke

10 Time Pieces, A whistle Stop Tour Of Ancient India By Nayanjot Lahiri Hachette | Pages: 165 | Rs. 399 It is rarely—once in a very long time—that a slender book comes along and startles you out of your reverie with a tale told so simply that you are filled ...

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Bedis' Presence In Kashmir Contributed To Radical Turn In National Conference, Says Author Andrew Whitehead

Bedis’ Presence In Kashmir Contributed To Radical Turn In National Conference, Says Author Andrew Whitehead

When an English woman Freda Bedi and her Punjabi husband Baba Pyare Lal (B.P.L) Bedi, travelled to Kashmir in 1930s to get relief from the scorching heat of Lahore, the husband and wife got involved in the progressive nationalist movement in the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the ...

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Merging philosophy with fantasy | Zara's Witness

Merging philosophy with fantasy | Zara’s Witness

Spiritual enlightenment is a long and difficult journey, threaded through much existential suffering. People take recourse to religion, psychotherapy, even pseudoscience in order to come to a deeper understanding of the self. Innumerable self-help guides educate readers on how to carve one’s place in the world, infuse one’s life with ...

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Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

Journalism’s advocate | Business Standard News

For many Americans, the greatest reason to cheer during the sleepy, low-scoring game that was Super Bowl LIII was not the Patriots’ victory. In certain circles, it was the highly anticipated, multimillion-dollar commercial produced by the Washington Post, featuring the voice of Tom Hanks and heroic footage ...

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Art & Culture

The politics of Tibetan representation

The politics of Tibetan representation

A young woman in the distinctive red-and-yellow habit of a Tibetan nun strikes a pose of grit and resilience in a widely shared publicity still from Abhishek Majumdar’s new play Pah-La, soon to premiere at London’s Royal Court Theatre. With her hands resolutely on her hips, she stands in for ...

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Tribal artists make a splash on online platform

Tribal artists make a splash on online platform

The paintings of tribal artists from the remote agency areas of Telangana have literally arrived on a global platform, thanks to Amazon, the largest e-commerce market place. Until a few months ago, the humble artists, Bhim Rao, Navin, Guchaiah and many others from tribal areas did not even foresee a ...

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Maximum city chronicles - The Hindu

Maximum city chronicles – The Hindu

As time stretches on, Mumbai’s personality is in constant scrutiny, by the innumerable artists who seek it as a muse. It wasn’t much different for Pune-born chronicler, historian, and photographer, Foy Nissen (1931- 2018) of Danish descent. Nissen’s documentation of Mumbai gives viewers glimpses of a city that is familiar ...

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Highlighting the invisible - The Hindu

Highlighting the invisible – The Hindu

There’s a baori to be found in a high-rise in Worli. It is located in a corner of a fourth floor art gallery. A stool is provided in front of the structure, offering a top view of stepwell framed against the rolling waves of Arabian Sea. This art piece demands ...

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Food

Cocktail of notes - The Hindu

Cocktail of notes – The Hindu

Gin’s moment in the sun continues as Mumbai bars find creative ways to go beyond G&T and classic gin-based cocktails like martinis & gimlets. Worli’s elegant French restaurant and lounge, Slink & Bardot has curated a one-off menu of gin cocktails inspired by the fragrances from Bombay Perfumery. This two-year-old ...

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Review: Ariana By Safi - The Hindu

Review: Ariana By Safi – The Hindu

In an all-white abode, Ariana By Safi is comfortable in the surroundings of the busy Banjara Hills neighbourhood. Habibullah Safi of the Afghan Safis came to Hyderabad and opened Ariana which pays homage to the cuisine he’s loved and wants the city to as well. During the day it’s a ...

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The chef next door - The Hindu

The chef next door – The Hindu

Alex Sanchez spent the last year doing a deep dive into Italian food. He visited Italy with his partner Mallyeka Watsa, shopped at local markets and experimented with the produce in their rented kitchen. Luckily for Mumbai, these experiments are now on the menu of Americano, Sanchez’s new restaurant. Americano ...

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Julien Royer talks about Odette

Julien Royer talks about Odette

The Masters of Marriott is an international programme that brings in renowned chefs from different parts of the world. The idea is to expose patrons to culinary excellence, and also to give their own chefs a learning experience. In India, the first to come in was Marco Pierre White, at ...

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TV

Kit Harington says Jon Snow’s death sent him into therapy | tv

Kit Harington says Jon Snow’s death sent him into therapy | tv

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has said that he had to resort to therapy to deal with his character Jon Snow’s death in the show. Jon Snow, one of the pivotal characters of HBO’s epic fantasy show, was killed at the end of season five, and Harington, in an ...

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Hina Khan bags a Vikram Bhatt film, says she’d like return to return to Kasautii Zindagii Kay later | tv

Hina Khan bags a Vikram Bhatt film, says she’d like return to return to Kasautii Zindagii Kay later | tv

Actor Hina Khan has been making headlines over rumours of her having quit TV show Kasautii Zindagii Kay to work on her Bollywood debut. Hina has now made it clear that she is only taking a break, to work on a Vikram Bhatt film, and hinted that she may return ...

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Ekta Kapoor Holi bash: Kasautii Zindagii Kay actors Erica Fernandes, Parth Samthaan party hard with Urvashi Dholakia. See pics | tv

Ekta Kapoor Holi bash: Kasautii Zindagii Kay actors Erica Fernandes, Parth Samthaan party hard with Urvashi Dholakia. See pics | tv

Television and film producer Ekta Kapoor hosted a star-studded Holi party for her industry friends on Thursday. Ekta celebrated the festival with the who’s who of the TV industry and shared glimpses of the bash on her Instagram. She shared a group selfie with popular TV actors and captioned it, ...

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Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke shocks fans, says she had two brain surgeries after season 1 | tv

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke shocks fans, says she had two brain surgeries after season 1 | tv

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms and two surgeries in the early years of filming the hit series, she said in an essay published Thursday. The British actress — who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the blockbuster show about to enter its final season — ...

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Sex & Relationships

Here’s how one can increase staff loyalty | sex and relationships

Here’s how one can increase staff loyalty | sex and relationships

According to a new research, offering praise and having a good working relationship isn’t always enough to engender loyalty from staff. Employees also need to feel that the relationship with their boss is important. The results of the study were published in the ‘Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology’. The ...

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Motherhood is a life changing experience: Soha Ali Khan | sex and relationships

Motherhood is a life changing experience: Soha Ali Khan | sex and relationships

Actor Soha Ali Khan says embracing motherhood has helped her evolve and has been a life changing experience. Soha married actor Kunal Kemmu in 2015 and the two welcomed their first child – a daughter named Inaaya Naumi Kemmu in 2017. Has parenthood evolved Soha and Kunal? “Yes, I think ...

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World’s oldest semen still viable: Researchers | sex and relationships

World’s oldest semen still viable: Researchers | sex and relationships

A 50-year-old frozen semen from a ram, believed to be the oldest in the world, is still achieving high fertility rates with the successful impregnation of 34 living sheep, according to researchers from the University of Sydney. The semen, frozen in 1968 by Steven Salamon of the varsity, included four ...

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Inclusive work place boosts innovation, trust among employees | sex and relationships

Inclusive work place boosts innovation, trust among employees | sex and relationships

Fostering an inclusive work environment – where leaders seek inputs from everyone regardless of their job responsibilities – can lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, and trust among employees, a study suggests. Researchers from Binghamton University in the US noticed how the non-profit sector generally suffers from high employee-turnover rates, low ...

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Technology

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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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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Everything Else

Rado: On India time - The Hindu

Rado: On India time – The Hindu

Hollywood may swear by its Rolexes, but actors in India, especially down South, have had a special connection with Rado. Actor-politician MG Ramachandran was even buried with one (which people swear they can still hear ticking!). So it’s no wonder that CEO Matthias Breschan believes in keeping their “plans for ...

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The mosaic touch - The Hindu

The mosaic touch – The Hindu

Mosaic is defined as a type of artistic composition created by inlaying small pieces of coloured stones or glass called ‘tesserae’ — in a mortar of white or coloured cement — to create various designs. ‘Pebble’ mosaics were an earlier version of mosaic, where pebbles were embedded in mud or ...

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Don’t miss the nizams’ gems at the Jewels of India show at the National Museum

Don’t miss the nizams’ gems at the Jewels of India show at the National Museum

On a velvet cushion, incongruously held up by a bed of nails, rests a 185-carat diamond. Said to be the fifth largest in the world, the 58-faceted Jacob Diamond, almost double the size of the Koh-i-Noor, forms the centrepiece of the ongoing Jewels of India: The Nizam’s Jewellery Collection exhibition ...

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Garden in your balcony - The Hindu

Garden in your balcony – The Hindu

It may be the smallest area in your home but it can be the best if done right — the balcony is the space where you can create magic; we tell you how. It effortlessly bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor interiors, especially in urban set-ups where homes lack ...

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