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AIIMS completes trials for low-cost, painless cervical cancer screening device

Nimmi Ramanujam with the invention AIIMS New Delhi has successfully finished trials for a low-cost Pocket Colposcope for cervical cancer screening, developed by Duke University, that costs just $500 against the $15,000 of the currently used machine. More importantly, it is not painful like the present test. The inventor is ...

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The King of Tragedy Returns

A scene from the production. In 1989, choreographer Annette Leday from France and an Australian philosopher and playwright David McRuvie decided to bring together one of William Shakespeare’s most powerful plays, King Lear, and one of India’s most powerful performing arts, Kathakali. Kathakali-King Lear became a point of reference in ...

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The People’s Artist | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Tushar Joag. Contemporary artist Tushar Joag, who considered art as a tool for social concerns, passed away at his residence in Noida after a heart attack. He was 52. He is survived by his wife, artist Sharmila Samant, and two children. The artist was famous for his 2010 bike journey ...

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Playing on a Loop | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Tanishk Baghchi. Oh God. One more remix,” one hears Karan Johar’s voice in the recent trending song Aankh maare, from the film Simmba. Johar’s one-liner echoes the sentiment of the nation, when almost every film has a recycled and rehashed version of an old hit anthem. Aankh maare had 1,05,092,941 ...

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Movies & Reviews

Some advertisers drop Tucker Carlson after immigration remarks - Fox

Some advertisers drop Tucker Carlson after immigration remarks – Fox

(Reuters) – A number of advertisers have dropped Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News, the network said on Tuesday, after the host said last week that immigration makes the United States “poorer and dirtier and more divided.” Fox personality Tucker Carlson speaks at the 2017 Business Insider Ignition: Future of ...

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Penny Marshall, co-star of 'Laverne & Shirley' and director of 'Big,' dead at 75

Penny Marshall, co-star of ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and director of ‘Big,’ dead at 75

Marshall died peacefully in her Hollywood Hills home on Monday night due to complications from diabetes, said Michelle Bega, a spokeswoman for the family. “Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall,” the Marshall family said in a statement. Marshall, whose real name was Carole Marshall, grew up ...

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Sonam Kapoor Named As PETA India's Person Of The Year

Sonam Kapoor Named As PETA India’s Person Of The Year

Actress Sonam Kapoor, a vegan, has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Person of the Year for 2018. Sonam has been feted as she sings in praise of vegan eating and because she keeps animal skins out of her handbag line for her fashion brand ...

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Hollywood remembers Penny Marshall - CNN

Hollywood remembers Penny Marshall – CNN

Marshall, who rose to fame on TV’s “Laverne & Shirley,” went on to direct films like “Big” and “A League of Their Own.” In the wake of her death, celebrities took time to share their favorite memories of her and how she affected them. “1996 Kmart TV Commercial with Penny ...

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Beauty Fashion & Trends

Deepika Padukone cuts a pretty picture in this blush pink satin jumpsuit from Maison Valentino

Deepika Padukone cuts a pretty picture in this blush pink satin jumpsuit from Maison Valentino

The Piku star wore a Maison Valentino blush pink satin jumpsuit and she looked lovely. (Designed by Gargi Singh) The wedding season saw some of the most gorgeous brides this year, Deepika Padukone being one of them. After her fairytale wedding with actor Ranveer Singh at Lake Como on November 14-15, ...

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Millennials don’t want to smell like celebs anymore | fashion and trends

Millennials don’t want to smell like celebs anymore | fashion and trends

Buying a Britney Spears perfume gift set this Christmas? Didn’t think so. That’s a problem for the mass fragrance market. Mid-priced ranges, including those branded with pop stars and actresses, are falling out of fashion in manydeveloped markets. In contrast, luxury and personalized products are growing quickly. If they are ...

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Sara Ali Khan gives lessons on how to rock a polka dot dress

Sara Ali Khan gives lessons on how to rock a polka dot dress

Sara Ali Khan is busy promoting her latest film Simmba. (Source: Sara Ali Khan/Instagram) Sara Ali Khan might have just made her debut with Kedarnath but when it comes to making an impression off-screen, the young starlet’s sartorial choices have impressed us for a long time now. The actor, who ...

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Gaurang Shah: Jazzing up the Jamdani

Gaurang Shah: Jazzing up the Jamdani

“I see a Jamdani sari as a nine-yard canvas. There is no limit to the design ideas I can visualise and execute on this weave,” gushes Gaurang Shah as he comes out of a multimedia presentation, “Interlace: Discover the soul of Jamdani”, at New Delhi’s Bikaner House where he gave ...

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Health & Fitness

Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week | health

Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week | health

Work four days a week, but get paid for five? It sounds too good to be true, but companies around the world that have cut their work week have found that it leads to higher productivity, more motivated staff and less burnout. “It is much healthier and we do a ...

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How 2018 ruled health and wellness | fitness

How 2018 ruled health and wellness | fitness

Due to the rise of conscious consumption, more and more health enthusiasts changed their perception, especially this year, regarding food, the way it’s cooked, consumed, and produced. As the year progressed, a myriad variety of diets and health trends made their way into our lifestyle. Now, as we are ready ...

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Tattoos still give Japan the needle as 2020 Tokyo Olympics loom | art and culture

Tattoos still give Japan the needle as 2020 Tokyo Olympics loom | art and culture

When Mana Izumi got her first tattoo at 18, she wasn’t trying to rebel or shatter any taboos — just copy Japanese pop diva Namie Amuro’s beach-bronze “surfer chick” look. In Japan, where tattoos have for centuries been demonised for their association with criminals, former porn star Izumi turns heads ...

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Satin is the hottest fabric this season | fashion and trends

Satin is the hottest fabric this season | fashion and trends

The slinky satin is turning out to be fall/Winter 2018’s hottest trend with a slew of celebrities wearing it on different occasions. Not only are satin dresses a hit but also, satin separates are raising the style quotient of celebrities. From Priyanka Chopra to Shamita Shetty, the lush fabric is ...

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Travels

Chicha’s now has a Laad Bazar themed dining section

Hard pressed for time to experience Laad Bazar with friends visiting you in Hyderabad? Book a cab or hop into an auto and say, “Bhaiya, Lakdikapul chalo”. Why Lakdikapul? No we didn’t discover a substitute for Laad Bazar in Lakdikapul, instead we have stumbled upon an eatery that has the ...

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Everyone is enjoying the cold weather in Hyderabad

Opening our weather apps, we were dismayed to see a 17° reading — not to mention the ‘unhealthy air for sensitive groups’ statement. So while the everyday person trudges off to their 9-to-5 after a taxing inner-debate with their quilt, we have to ask ‘what on earth is everyone else ...

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#Selfies with Santa – The Hindu

Ten elves sit huddled around a large wooden table sorting out mail. It’s 9 pm but they are still surrounded by walls of letters, almost three feet high. “We can’t function without sleep,” says Katja, one of the elves, as she dozes off. It’s a frenzied scene at Santa Claus ...

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Walking in a winter wonderland

Our trip to Alaska at the end of November came as an oddity to most people we met. “Really? At this time of the year?” said one person. A friendly staff at the recreation goods store asked “Why don’t you go to Mexico instead?” So, with a bag full of ...

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Books and Reviews

GLOW, Netflix’s retro wrestling comedy show’s comic book to launch in March | books

GLOW, Netflix’s retro wrestling comedy show’s comic book to launch in March | books

Netflix’s retro wrestling comedy GLOW is set to have its own comic book series which will come out in March next year. IDW Publishing on Monday announced a four-issue comic book series based on the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The comic book will offer an original story spinning ...

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Change is in the air, on air

Change is in the air, on air

It is commonplace for Indian parliamentary television channels to broadcast unparliamentary protest. (Express photo by Jaipal Singh/Representational photo) Paradoxically, there is nothing like a reversal of fortunes to calm the nerves and, as Congreve put it, to “soothe the savage breast”. Just weeks after BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra was pushing ...

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Review: Ramayana vs Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik | books | reviews

Review: Ramayana vs Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik | books | reviews

192pp, Rs 295 For centuries, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata have been India’s most popular epics, told across geographies and tongues. Each version of the telling is different from the other, not just in incidents and inferences, but in their very fundamental casting of characters – in many cases, one ...

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HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week | books | ht picks

HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week | books | ht picks

MODERN SOUTH INDIA: A HISTORY FROM THE 17TH CENTURY TO OUR TIMES BY RAJMOHAN GANDHI 544pp, Rs 799; Aleph The sounds and flavours of the land south of the Vindhyas — temple bells, coffee and jasmine, coconut and tamarind, delicious dosais and appams — are familiar to many, but its ...

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Art & Culture

Where the doors are always open

Where the doors are always open

The simplistically carved mauve-coloured door opens to a trip down memory lane. Humble verandas with a brass container or two, and a backyard from which peeps a parked bicycle and a saree, hung out to dry — A sight so common in villages, where the doors always remain open. For ...

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Twenty years and still strong

Twenty years and still strong

Turning 20 is yet another milestone for a youth theatre initiative that has literally grown up before our eyes. Each December or thereabouts, Thespo takes over the theatre ecosystem with its almost patented festival sensibility — bright colours and bold fonts, flags and banners, and the distinctive whir of creative ...

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Tech to hold back time: the world of art conservation

Tech to hold back time: the world of art conservation

Who says you can’t look cool while giving a piece of history a longer lease of life? Museum and gallery visitors gaze at artefacts and rarely see work that goes on backstage. It’s a world where people and science come together to immortalise tangible heritage. Such institutes have deployed a ...

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Haryana’s Sohna gets an artsy, colourful makeover. See pics | art and culture

Haryana’s Sohna gets an artsy, colourful makeover. See pics | art and culture

Art should resonate with nuances of the city. And when artists from around the country got together as part of a month long Chitrayog art festival, they splashed the city popular for hot springs and mythological tales, with street art reflecting themes such as mythology, preservation. An image of Lord ...

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Food

A cook off in the ballroom!

A cook off in the ballroom!

Judges had a hard time picking the winning dishes at the Kitchen Boss contest, as participants outdid themselves in creativity, innovation and skill Source link

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Tasty winter soups | The Daily Star

Tasty winter soups | The Daily Star

THAI BEEF NOODLES SOUP Ingredients 500g rice noodles  500g beef top round, thinly sliced 2 tsp soya sauce 1 egg 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp white pepper powder 500g beef ball 10 garlic cloves sliced fry for the soup ¼ cup spring onion ¼ cup coriander 1 cup lettuce 2 ...

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HOME COOKED GOODNESS - The Hindu

HOME COOKED GOODNESS – The Hindu

One of our favourite home food memories is the aroma of Gujarati kadhi simmering in the kitchen. Now this might be a norm in most households of the community. But for those wishing to experience the simple pleasures of a home-cooked Gujarati or Marwadi meal, The Culture House (TCH) is ...

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Watch: Here is how cookies become art

Watch: Here is how cookies become art

Home baker Sonali Philip creates art on cookies, deftly using colours, flavour and textures to create palm-sized bites of joy. Source link

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TV

Young stars of Netflix’s Selection Day meet Sachin Tendulkar. See pics | tv

Young stars of Netflix’s Selection Day meet Sachin Tendulkar. See pics | tv

Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad, the young stars of the upcoming Netflix original series Selection Day, met cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar while promoting the show. The actors were in Mumbai, where they got to meet – and pose for photos with – Sachin himself. Widely considered the God of Indian ...

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Bigg Boss 12 day 93 highlights: Dipika Kakar ditches Sreesanth to save Karanvir Bohra in the ticket to finale task | tv

Bigg Boss 12 day 93 highlights: Dipika Kakar ditches Sreesanth to save Karanvir Bohra in the ticket to finale task | tv

The dynamics between the contestants are changing rapidly in the Bigg Boss house. As day 92 came to an end, Karanvir Bohra, Somi Khan, Deepak Thakur and Romil Chaudhary took a pledge to stand for each other in the ongoing game. Bigg Boss had introduced a new task BB Fire ...

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Koffee with Karan preview: SS Rajamouli says ‘Baahubali’ Prabhas is the bad boy, not Rana Daggubati. Watch video | tv

Koffee with Karan preview: SS Rajamouli says ‘Baahubali’ Prabhas is the bad boy, not Rana Daggubati. Watch video | tv

Karan Johar managed the coup as he brought together the Baahubali trio — director Rana Daggubati and actors Prabhas and SS Rajamouli – for his hit chat show, Koffee with Karan. Now, a promo from the episode is out and it seems the cinematic Baahubali, Prabhas, has no qualms about ...

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Koffee With Karan 6: Karan Johar reveals his real name, Ayushmann Khuranna says his wife’s father walked in on them | tv

Koffee With Karan 6: Karan Johar reveals his real name, Ayushmann Khuranna says his wife’s father walked in on them | tv

On Sunday’s episode of Koffee With Karan, host Karan Johar began the show without any opening monologues, a first in this season. He went straight to the point and introduced his two guests for the night, actors Ayushmann Khuranna and Vicky Kaushal. After everyone took their seats, Karan talked to ...

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Sex & Relationships

Men with school-age daughters less likely to be sexist | sex and relationships

Men with school-age daughters less likely to be sexist | sex and relationships

Having a daughter makes men less likely to hold traditional attitudes towards gender roles, a trend that became particularly pronounced when daughters reached school-age, a study has found. Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) analysed the effects of becoming the parent of a daughter on ...

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6 Incredibly Easy DIY Face Masks to Fight Winter

6 Incredibly Easy DIY Face Masks to Fight Winter

{Image Credit: iStock} With winter approaching, it’s time to shield our skin from slap-in-your-face winds and prepare for chilly temps. While countless stores sell notable organic beauty products, do-it-yourself remedies made from ingredients right in your kitchen can make you feel pampered, refreshed, and save you money. And if a ...

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Children stop believing in Santa Claus by age of eight: Survey | sex and relationships

Children stop believing in Santa Claus by age of eight: Survey | sex and relationships

Children around the world stop believing in Santa Claus around the age of 8, according to an international survey which also showed that about 34 per cent of adults wished that they still believed in Father Christmas. The study also shows the threat of being on Santa’s naughty list does ...

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Study shows how couples handle laughter and banter | sex and relationships

Study shows how couples handle laughter and banter | sex and relationships

Laughter plays an important role in romantic relationships, whether it’s shared together or directed at the significant other. If partners handle laughter or being laughed at in a similar way, they tend to be quite content with their relationship. People who are afraid of being laughed at are often less ...

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Technology

Tech and Auto Awards 2018: Motorcycle of the Year

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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Tech and Auto Awards 2018: Luxury Car of the Year

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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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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Everything Else

Korean Air to raise refund fees after K-pop fans get the picture, get off

Korean Air to raise refund fees after K-pop fans get the picture, get off

A Korean Air flight lands at O’Hare International Airport after a blizzard cancelled hundreds of flights in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/Files SEOUL (Reuters) – Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will raise refund penalties after K-pop fans got on a plane only to ...

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Bees, brothels and monkey selfies: oh my; 2018 abuzz with odd U.S. stories

Bees, brothels and monkey selfies: oh my; 2018 abuzz with odd U.S. stories

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A hive of honeybees in the heart of New York City, a monkey with a photographer’s eye, a brothel full featuring robotic sex dolls and a political candidate who carried the day from his grave were among the characters featured in the strangest stories of 2018. ...

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How Aussie Chef Peter Kuruvita wears many hats | brunch | feature

How Aussie Chef Peter Kuruvita wears many hats | brunch | feature

One of Aussie Sri Lankan chef Peter Kuruvita’s most abiding memories is the time he cooked on a northern beach in Sri Lanka just after the war. “There was a very tense situation with Tamil fishermen and the Sri Lankan army,” he recalls. “I cooked Jaffna Kool (the Jaffna version ...

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Party special! 10 pre-party foods to up your energy | brunch | feature

Party special! 10 pre-party foods to up your energy | brunch | feature

What’s the best thing to eat before a party? Or, would it be ideal to fast throughout the day to fit into that LBD? Most of us have to deal with these dilemmas during the party season and as a result, we either end up gorging on fried food or ...

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