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13-Feb-2018

Love profane and sacred - the message of romance from Urdu poetry

Another Valentines Day is on us, and will be enthusiastically observed by those who want against the backdrop of usual noises about it being a "western custom", "against Indian traditions" and the efforts of the 'moral' vigilantes. But the opposition seems perplexing...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Dump the heartbreak the trendy way

Bollywoood is giving a fillip to the idea of dealing with a heartbreak innovatively and is romanticising it by dumping sad songs for peppy breakup numbers, and giving out fun ways to move on.From burning your ex's photograph to calling up one's former lover to...

04-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Is heart a casualty after cancer survival?

While cancer has almost become one among the lifestyle diseases today, advances in treatment have ensured a growing number of survivors. But, are these survivors living a healthy life going ahead? The answer seems to be no. Instead, they are more likely to...

02-Feb-2018 Shimla

Himachal's Pong wetlands nest 1.10 lakh birds

Over 110,000 feathered guests of 107 species were recorded in a census in Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, officials said on Friday. Among them the bar-headed goose, the common coot and the northern pintails are the prominent species.During the two-day...

14-Jan-2018

Nasser : Forgotten colossus of the Arab world

An abiding image of much of the Arab world now would be members of an indiscriminate and unconscionable violent Islamist terror group, but it was not always like that. A few decades ago, the model was a hugely charismatic and genuinely popular ruler (despite...

03-Jan-2018 Kishtwar

Republic Day arrangements reviewed in Kishtwar

To review the arrangements for Republic Day celebration, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana , here today.While constituting different committees for smooth conduct of the national event, DC took a detailed...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Lok Sabha condemns Pakistan treatment of Kulbhushan Jadhav kin

Cutting across party lines, members in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday condemned Pakistan's treatment of the mother and wife of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, after which External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said she will make a statement on the issue on...

03-Dec-2017

At 70, Indian Navy is self-reliant, shipshape (Dec 4 is Navy Day)

Navy Day this year is a good occasion to reflect on its journey and evaluate its progress over the last 70 years. The Indian Navy was an exceedingly small force at the dawn of independence and, while being a product of both its British inheritance and the...

25-Nov-2017

The man behind 'Peanuts' and his inspired imagination

He can be hailed as creator of the longest-running, most popular comic strip ever, which saw its characters used from selling insurance (Metlife) to nickname an Indian Air Force chief (NAK Browne). But Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" was not only a cartoon series...

19-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Zeenat Aman turns 66, speaks of lessons learnt in life

Veteran actress Zeenat Aman turned 66 on Sunday and spoke about a ritual that remains unchanged.How did the diva ring in her birthday this year? "With my two sons," she said."That ritual remains unchanged. When I was younger and a daughter rather than a mother,...

19-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Entrepreneurship is a lonely path for women

Being a woman entrepreneur may be aspirational for many, but is it easy being one? As people celebrate women entrepreneurship day on Sunday, many of them say entrepreneurship is not for the faint-hearted and it's important to have self-belief in a path strewn...

18-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Antibiotic resistance: 'Bad bugs, no drugs' turning into reality

With the growth of antibiotic resistance already complicating treatments for several diseases in India including common urinary tract infections, the country appears to be in an advanced position to immerse itself in the ignominy of the fast-arriving post-antibiotic...

18-Nov-2017

Indira Gandhi's fearlessness brought out the best in her

No past Prime Minister of India evokes as much passion as Indira Gandhi. Her admirers believe she could do no wrong and was the messianic leader India needed in her time; her detractors hold her responsible for creating a personality cult, encouraging dynastic...

17-Nov-2017

These modified postures are safe, beneficial for expecting moms

This Prematurity Day, lets bring everyone's attention to how crucial the issue of premature birth is. Its been a leading cause of death in children below the age of five. Babies born too early are more prone to have long-term health issues.One out of seven...

14-Nov-2017 Madurai

On Children's Day, film celebs hope for better future for kids

On the occasion of Children's Day on Tuesday, Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Priyanka Chopra wished for better education and care for children.Here's what they tweeted:Amitabh Bachchan: Happy Children's Day....

10-Nov-2017

Those magnificent Indian air warriors of WW1

World War I finally came to a blood-soaked end on November 11, 1918. As we mark the 99th anniversary of the Armistice, there is increasing recognition of the roles played by Indians in that war.Books by Shrabani Basu, Gordon Corrigan, Vedica Kant, and others...

01-Nov-2017

In praise of veganism: From fad to growing food habit

Veganism as a concept comes from a sense of responsibility towards animals and animal products and towards the need for a healthier lifestyle. In a world where people are looking to turn to healthier foods and lifestyles, veganism could just be the need of the...

31-Oct-2017 Jammu

National Unity Day observed across Jammu Division

To commemorate the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel being celebrated as the National Unity Day various programmes were today held across Jammu Division. At Rajouri District Development Commissioner, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, flagged...

30-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'1984 riots shut our doors to a better life'

Located in a dingy and dirty lane, there's hardly any scope for the sun's rays to penetrate into Surjeet Singh's 50 sq yard home. The two room set is the only shelter for him, his wife, four children and widowed mother, to whom the house was alloted after his...

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...

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