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13-Oct-2017

'Babu Samjho Ishare': Kishore Kumar's onscreen talent

A complete entertainment package in Bollywood -- a playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter, he was also its biggest eccentric. And that is why while Kishore Kumar's mellifluous, versatile voice still permeates some...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Maintain healthy weight to curb risk of cancer

The problem of weight gain is not to taken lightly, even though the unending and often too-good-to-be-true solutions coming from the ever burgeoning weight management industry seem to suggest so. Be warned -- for a few extra kilos today can multiply tomorrow,...

10-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Stigma barring Indian workers from seeking mental health care

Chronic stress stemming from the workplace can lead to mental health disorders, but they often stay untreated because of the social stigma attached to it, causing damage to an individual's health and career, health experts have warned.The National Mental Health...

10-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Watch your waistline as you binge-watch

On-demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are leaving no stone unturned to increase their Indian subscriber base. Their library of movies and shows forces you to binge-watch. So do TV channels with their marathons, but don't let watching shows or...

01-Oct-2017

Gandhi -- a never-ending inspiration in the world of literature

Creativity and inspiration are the two defining factors for most writers and their craft. But while creativity is largely the process of generating original ideas, inspiration is random. Sometimes it comes from the simplest of things. Like the life of Mahatma Gandhi....

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Reusing oil to fry food increases trans fats, causes heart diseases

Emphasising that India's heart disease epidemic increased due to dietary patterns, doctors on Friday urged people to avoid reusing any oil for frying food products as it increases the proportion of trans fats, major source of heart diseases.According to the doctors,...

22-Sep-2017

Colonel Cool: Soviet officer who prevented nuclear war

The night of September 26, 1983, could have been the world's last if this "badly-frightened" Soviet officer in command at a missile launch warning centre outside Moscow had gone strictly by the book. His shift began normally enough at 7 p.m., but turned...

19-Sep-2017

The Czech Locomotive's long run into our hearts

If sport epitomises human grace, then look elsewhere. For when running, he looked as he was "wrestling with an octopus on a conveyor belt". But if it reflects endurance, he was the standard. The only one with a long-distance "grand slam" -- golds in 5,000...

16-Sep-2017

Creating the onscreen 007 we loved: Guy Hamilton's Bond legacy

Our fascination with James Bond much rests on the films for they convey more of a vivid and immediate impression of him and his world than the Ian Fleming novels. While we credit the actors playing 007 or those who wrote his immortal quips or fashioned his...

10-Sep-2017

Social media influence increasing suicides

Suicide is increasing in the younger generation due to the influence of the social media, peer pressure, alcohol and drug usage."Suicide" is derived from the Latin word for "self murder". It is a final act that represents the person's wish to die. There is a...

30-Aug-2017

A tornado called Clive Lloyd and his transformative captaincy

As cricket started transforming into a jungle clash in the 1970s, the towering, mustachioed and bespectacled "Supercat" stood conspicuous in the fray. Clive Lloyd was not only a smiting batsman and a sprightly fielder but also a shrewd captain who built...

19-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Instagram : The emerging photo gallery

A "cow mask" photography series uploaded on Instagram by 24-year-old photographer Sujatro Ghosh recently took the Internet by storm.Shot entirely on a mobile phone, the series features a woman wearing a cow mask posing at different iconic landmarks in...

18-Aug-2017

Attacks on hospitals in warzones have far reaching consequences

Over the last two years, more than 100 medical facilities managed or supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed in conflict zones around the world. That's almost...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Tricolour unfurled at JK House

The Principal Resident Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir, R K Gupta unfurled the National Flag at Jammu and Kashmir House here to mark the 71st Independence Day.A contingent of Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police presented the march past on the occasion. The...

15-Aug-2017 Kargil

Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan hoists tricolour in Kargil

At Kargil, Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan unfurled the national tricolor at Khree Sultan Chow Sports Stadium and took salute at an impressive march past comprising of the contingents of JKP, NCC, Civil and Army...

15-Aug-2017

Independence Day celebrated with enthusiasm in Himachal Pradesh

71st  Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety throughout Himachal Pradesh. Functions were organised at State, District and Sub-Divisional levels to mark the occasion. Unfurling National Flag, impressive march-past by contingents of...

15-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Haryana, Punjab celebrate I-Day

Patriotic fervour gripped Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday as they marked the country's Independence Day.From Gurugram in Haryana to Gurdaspur in Punjab, Independence Day celebrations including cultural programmes were held with the participation of thousands of...

11-Jul-2017 UDHAMPUR

World Population Day observed at Udhampur

Department of Health in collaboration with District Information Center today organized an awareness campaign-cum – symposium competition on “World Population Day” at ANMT School, District Hospital Udhampur.This year the ‘World Population Day’ is being celebrated...

01-Jul-2017 San Francisco

Facebook updates News Feed to reduce spam, fake news

In yet another move to cut down on low-quality content and fake news in News Feed, Facebook is updating its algorithm again to remove such content from its platform.A Facebook research found that there is a tiny group of people who routinely share vast...

21-Jun-2017 United Nations

Stamps release, water puja, meditation mark Yoga celebrations at UN

The UN began the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations with the release of stamps, a water puja and meditations for peace in the world's most diverse gathering of nationalities, religions and races.More than 1,000 people, including permanent representatives...

21-Jun-2017 Jammu

3rd International Yoga Day observed across JK

The 3rd edition of International Yoga day was celebrated across Jammu province with great vigor and enthusiasm. At Udhampur, a large number of people participated in special yoga classes organized by district administration in collaboration with different...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

How the author saved herself with ten-minute yoga routine

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing yoga on the global stage, the ages-old vedic practice is now gaining international recognition. However, there are many who want to practice yoga but aren't sure how to go about it."The 10 Minute Yoga Solution" (HarperCollins/...

04-Jun-2017 Keylong

Brown bear sightings in Himachal have conservationists smiling

The frequency of sightings of the Himalayan brown bears in Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh is increasing, warming the hearts of conservationists and naturalists since it indicates the species is thriving at elevations ranging from 15,000 to 20,000 feet...

04-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Disposable sanitary napkins mess up health and hygiene

Long-lasting, comfortable, stain-free and affordable are the thoughts that come to every woman's mind when she picks up a disposable sanitary napkin.What doesn't occur to most women is that over a billion of these non-compostable sanitary pads are making their way...

27-May-2017

Remembering John F. Kennedy and his legacy

On May 29, the United States and the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth.Tragically, President Kennedy, or JFK as he was known universally, did not live to see the ripe old age of 100 or even get close to it. He was assassinated...

26-May-2017

The world's scariest actor, but not always

This tall, imposing and deep-voiced actor's achievement lay not only in the over 300 onscreen appearances in a more-than-six-decade-long acting career, with a role almost every year, but that these usually included the characters deemed the epitome of evil,...

21-May-2017 New Delhi

'Travel responsibly, respect indigenous communities'

Conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable tourism by working with local communities needs to be the focus of the tourism industry, say researchers.In the Hindu Kush Himalayas alone, nearly 71.5 million tourists visit every year, say researchers of an international...

20-May-2017 New Delhi

When a wine maker forays into the whiskey space

Why would a wine maker foray into the whisky space? To give it a twist!"We've always wanted to offer something new to our consumers and therefore Eclipse is crafted with a twist, with the addition of a matured Grape Spirit and blended with peated malt and...

19-May-2017 New Delhi

Rusty and his timeless tales : A life less ordinary

E-books and digital media are on the rise today but one writer we would always love to read in print is Ruskin Bond. Even in an age of popular fiction, his works transcend the barriers of time.His novels and short-stories hold enough juice to move readers, but...

18-May-2017 Srinagar

International Museum Day observed in Srinagar

Department of Culture today observed International Museum Day by organizing a special exhibition of various artifacts at SPS Museum.The exhibition was inaugurated by Secretary Department of Culture Dilshada Khan. Artifacts including Kushan Gold Coins, Satanaite...

18-May-2017 New Delhi

Alert granny spots eye cancer of baby brave heart

A vigilant grandmother noticed a white cat's eye in her 15-day-old granddaughter Sampada and brought her to Delhi from Nepal for treatment.Sampada, whose mother had eye cancer which was detected late, leading to loss of vision, is now being treated at...

18-May-2017 New Delhi

Daddy Dearest : Ruskin Bond's memories of his father

It is almost customary for Ruskin Bond to surprise his readers with a subtle reference to his childhood. The readers on the other hand -- having devoured much of his works -- prefer to assume that they know all about the life and times of this timeless...

17-May-2017

Hypertension can affect children too, not just adults

If you thought hypertension is a condition that affects only the adults and the elderly, you are otallyt mistaken. Paediatric hypertension is well on the rise.Primary hypertension is predominantly associated with a positive family history of hypertension,...

17-May-2017 New Delhi

Hypertension can put you at increased risk of stroke

Ignorance, people say, is bliss. Not so with hypertension though. For, uncontrolled high blood pressure, if left untreated over a prolonged period, can cause a stroke by damaging the blood vessels in the brain, health experts have warned.What amplifies the problem...

13-May-2017

The author who dreamt of Manderley, reinvented a genre

Even if she had written just one or two of her over dozen novels, she would have easily figured among the world's greatest writers with her brand of 'Gothic romances', but Daphne du Maurier went on to leave a wider literary impact -- not the least with an...

12-May-2017

Finding the course of a dreaded disease - for eight annas

Affecting humans across all continents for centuries, this debilitating disease was long believed to be caused by unhealthy vapours, which gave its name - malaria (from Latin for bad air). While several scientists in the 19th century began zeroing in on its actual...

12-May-2017 Srinagar

Nurses are at the front line of health JK

The Department of Nursing Administration of SKIMS today celebrated the International Nurses Day in the SKIMS Auditorium. The practicing Nurses and Nursing Administrators, Faculty of Bibi Haleema College of Nursing Technological Science and College of Nursing,...

12-May-2017 New Delhi

It's never too late to be a mom

"Thirty, flirty and thriving" -- that's what the younger version of actress Jennifer Garner's character wished for in the 2004 film "13 Going on 30". If one wishes similarly, marriage and children will take a back seat at 30. Though there are risks attached to...

11-May-2017

An emancipated, fiesty woman on and off the screen

If acting prowess is to be assessed by awards, Katharine Hepburn wins hands down with four Oscars for acting -- the most ever -- right from her third film to her third-last in an over six decade career as a leading lady. But famous for portraying feisty,...

11-May-2017 New Delhi

New-age moms ditch early maternity leave, doctors approve

"I would continue to do normal things as everybody else because that's what it is," actress Kareena Kapoor Khan had said during her pregnancy. Like her, several new-age mothers now continue to work during their last trimester of pregnancy and medical experts...

03-May-2017

The girl for whom Wonderland was created

In Depression-era America, a prominent feature in many newspapers in April-May 1932 was not about the dire economic situation but local engagements of an 80-year-old British woman, who happened to be a most famous literary figure. However Alice Pleasance...

30-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Far from Maharashtra, Marathi flourishes Down Under

A group of migrant Maharashtrians, separated by some 10,000 km of oceans and nations, have joined hands to keep Marathi language, culture and traditions alive in far away Australia.The brainchild of the Marathi Association of Sydney Incorporated (MASI),...

28-Apr-2017 Gujarat

Gujarat has one of India's worst immunisation records

Among larger Indian states, Gujarat has the least number of vaccinated children: 50.4 per cent (2015-16 data). The immunisation rate of the fourth-richest state (2013-14) is now worse than that of some of the most backward states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh,...

24-Apr-2017

Drawing ancient history : The co-creator and preserver of Asterix

The world's most famous French warrior nearly had his career cut short when his writer died midway through one of his adventures but fans of Asterix the Gaul have much to thank the artist for ensuring the popular series (111 translations and 11 films of...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Earth Day-2017: Nature's warning - mend ways now or be doomed

Even as the world celebrated the 48th Earth Day on Saturday, over a hundred farmers from drought-hit Tamil Nadu were seen protesting in the national capital along with the skulls of their kin, who chose to kill themselves as deficit rains for the fourth year...

22-Apr-2017

Of Oppenheimer and the Bhagwat Gita

In the midst of heightened posturing by North Korea over a potential thermonuclear war Saturday April 21 is the 113th birth anniversary of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a father of the first atomic bomb in 1945.While an actual thermonuclear war may not come...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Do your bit, save the planet : Google's Earth Day Doodle

Do your bit and make a huge difference to saving Earth, the only known object in the universe known to harbour life, suggests Google's Earth Day Doodle on Saturday.Do small things like eating less meat, opting for carpooling, and unplugging unused electronic...

12-Apr-2017

Naturally portraying the quintessential Englishman onscreen

Indians may know him best playing one of the biggest villains of their recent history. But the cameo as Gen Dyer, the "Butcher of Amritsar", in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi" was a rare break from the routine for Edward Fox, who in his over 100 onscreen appearances,...

11-Apr-2017

India's record-setting but forgotten all-rounder

No other Indian cricketer has set so many long-enduring Test records as him, including the highest first-wicket partnership and the fastest 1,000 runs and 100 wickets. Vinoo Mankad is also one of the four who batted at all spots and the only Indian to have...

09-Apr-2017

The versatile Arab : Omar Sharif and his varied roles

The most famous Arab actor in Hollywood, Omar Sharif, won global renown with his intense performance in David Lean's epic "Lawrence of Arabia" but then went on to essay roles as diverse as of iconic Soviet and Latin American revolutionaries, a German army...

04-Apr-2017

A Soviet filmmaker who blazed a new, pensive trail

He made only seven films in an over two-decade career, where he also had to contend with his homeland's authoritarian regime (which had resources beyond pliant censor boards to squelch 'undesirable' content), but still Soviet Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky...

03-Apr-2017

'Que Sera, Sera...': Doris Day and her lively life

Her famous Oscar-winning song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" could well describe the life of this prolific and popular Hollywood actress. Entering showbiz as a singer after an accident cut short her dancing career, Doris Day, who turned 95...

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