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Vettu cake from Keralapuram in Kollam is a ‘cut’ above the rest

Vettu cake from Keralapuram in Kollam is a ‘cut’ above the rest

It is not every day that Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac gushes about cakes! But when he did on Facebook, not many people were surprised because every foodie worth his/her salt in South Kerala seems to know the eatery he was raving about: a small, no-frills joint at Keralapuram, on ...

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How the New York Public Library fills its shelves, and why some books don’t make the cut

Selectors at New Library Services Center of the New York Public Library, who decide what gets on the bookshelves in the city’s public libraries, in Long Island City, Queens (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times) Written by Winnie Hu The New York Public Library has one of the largest public ...

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GST rate cut leads to realty market uptick

They are human too - The Hindu

The realty market is cheering the GST rate cut announced recently by the GST Council of India. The rate on under-construction properties has been reduced from 12% to 5% and for affordable housing, from 8% to 1% and is expected to impact sales amongst the fence sitters waiting to decide ...

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A rate cut, and a promise for the future

They are human too - The Hindu

The think-tank of the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted with a majority favouring a rate cut, thus, leading to reduction of the repo rate by 25 basis points; the rate got slashed to 6.25% from 6.50%. Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to ...

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Optimism may cut diabetes risk in women: Study

Women are at higher risk for diabetes who have low optimism and high negativity. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Positive personality traits such as optimism may help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study conducted on postmenopausal women claims. The research based on data from a long-term study called ...

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This proposed train project from Delhi to Leh will cut the travel time by half

Now you can travel to Leh from Delhi within 20 hours. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images) Do you love travelling but hate long-hour journeys? Here’s a piece of news for you. You will soon be able to enjoy a train ride from Delhi to Leh within 20 hours. Currently, it takes almost ...

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Reducing sedentary time may cut early death risk: Study

If you have a job or lifestyle that involves a lot of sitting, you can lower your risk of early death by moving more often, says study. (Source: Getty Images/ Thinkstock) Swapping just 30 minutes of sitting time with physical activity of any intensity or amount, may help reduce the ...

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Did Kapil Sharma take a pay cut for The Kapil Sharma Show? Krushna Abhishek answers | tv

Did Kapil Sharma take a pay cut for The Kapil Sharma Show? Krushna Abhishek answers | tv

Comedian Kapil Sharma and his comedy show The Kapil Sharma Show are finally back on the small screen after a long break. The second season of the show is being co-produced by actor Salman Khan who just wrapped up Bigg Boss season 12 on another channel. However, there were reports ...

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Obesity can cut short your dog’s lifespan | health

If you thought that obesity affects only humans, you may be wrong. It can also shorten lives of your canine friends, finds a research. The research, from the University of Liverpool in the UK, reveals that the lifespan of overweight dogs was up to two-and-half years shorter when compared to ...

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New study hopes to understand if zinc can cut infant mortality

Severe infections contribute to a large number of neonatal and young infant deaths in the country. After a study conducted six years ago showed that administering zinc reduced treatment failure by 40 per cent in infants younger than 120 days who present with probable serious bacterial infection, a clutch of ...

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