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20 May 2017

A shower of luxury in your budget

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

Is the monotony of your bathroom irking you? If you just nodded your head in affirmation, then get down to planning right away, while putting your mind to the limitations of your space and the kind of change you are looking at.

The floor to fall for this summer

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

It is scorching hot outside and stepping out on to the courtyards and terraces can be dreading during peak summer hours. While things get better once the sun goes down the horizon, areas in the west and south remain hot till late evening.

Cliches be damned

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

It’s Rhea and Mohit’s first date, and they are having dinner in a high-end restaurant. The food bill arrives. Both of them take out their share of money. Going Dutch on a date was once an exception.

Track record

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

Just when you thought tracksuits were the sole reserve of British Grime stars, the sportswear staple has made a valiant return to the runway and in good time, to your wardrobe.

Money follows followers

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

It’s improbable that you haven’t been exposed to the world of social media yet. Unless you are a saint meditating on a hill with no signal! It is a part of our lives and dominates our every waking moment.

Worth all the hype

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

It has been long argued that rap is like poetry and given that logic, it may be assumed that Kendrick Lamar is part of a new wave of post contemporary poets.

The power of filters

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

The Facebook-owned app has been taking parts of Snapchat’s interface for months — most notably stories, which were once the hallmark of Snapchat but are now Instagram’s most prominent feature.

From fat to fit

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

Most young people are conscious of their body image.

Breakfast must for children

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day. It not only provides children with important daily requirement of nutrients like protein, fibre, calcium and carbohydrates, but also improves their mental performance and gives them the energy needed to start the day.

Fat post-menopausal women are at risk

20 May 2017 | 1:32 PM

Postmenopausal women need to care about their overall weight, as a study finds that a reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, lowers the risk of breast cancer.

13 May 2017

Shade inside your home

13 May 2017 | 12:47 AM

North India is subject to harsh weather conditions. It witnesses extremities of temperature both during hot and cold weather.

Decor as you like it

13 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

Sometimes, it is better to break all rules of home décor. Sometimes, spontaneity works better than a well-chalked out plan to do up the interiors.

Slow, but not steady

13 May 2017 | 12:47 AM

Recently, a Parliamentary panel recommended the government that speed limits be set in accordance with Indian road conditions.

For a summer of no sweat

13 May 2017 | 12:47 AM

As the mercury rises so do many skin problems.

Death by smoke

13 May 2017 | 12:47 AM

A Supreme Court directive last year made it mandatory for manufacturers of tobacco products to display large visual warnings that cover 85 per cent of the packet surface.

A dog is good for kids with disabilities

13 May 2017 | 12:47 AM

Parents, if you''re looking for the latest in home exercise equipment for your children with disabilities, consider something with four legs and a wagging tail.

Tracking your life & how

13 May 2017 | 12:47 AM

Facebook is holding a vast amount of information on you. But a little trick will let you see it all.

The smartest of them all

13 May 2017 | 12:47 AM

Unless the iPhone is the smartphone of your choice, the quarter following February is the best time for choosing your Android flagship. While some brands choose to announce their offerings at the Mobile World Congress, others wait for a few weeks to get greater press coverage and a sense of exclusivity for their premier offering.

Tom and Jerry meet Willy Wonka

13 May 2017 | 12:47 AM

Warner Bros’ Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is all set to release in the form of an animated musical feature length film.

06 May 2017

Comfort within reach

06 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

Every sanitary provision in the bathroom has its importance. The faucets, the shower, the mixer, the diverter, the chinaware, accessories such as towel rail, soap dispenser, toilet paper holder and the cistern, all have to be in fully workable condition.

Make space

06 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

Tired of always stepping on Lego and Barbie Dolls? Are you always picking up books and clothes in your child’s room and wondering how to store them?

Politicking of humour?Behave!

06 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

If humour was human, he would be confused. Is he in the right place or the ‘Right’ place? Is what he said is Right, or ‘not-so.’ The world has become trying for him, extremely erratic.

Mini to maxi

06 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

The Mini was born out of sheer necessity in 1959. The British Motorcar Corporation (BMC) unleashed this little bombshell to rock the world of motoring.

The Beetle: Back to front

06 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

Jawohl! Mein Herr!”, said Ferdinand Porsche in April 1934. Adolf Hitler gave the order to make a people’s car. ‘People’s car’ translates into Volkswagen and that’s what it has been called for the last eight decades.

Health Capsules

06 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

A new study using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, a multi-centre observational study of nearly 3,500 participants, indicates that people who hear grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or around their knee joint may be at increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis.

Live better for a better liver

06 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

A healthy body houses a healthy mind, so goes the dictum. However, a healthy body can only be achieved when we maintain a nutritious diet and follow a healthy lifestyle.

How to restrict restroom visits at night

06 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

A sound sleep is a panacea for the human body. If that sleep is interrupted for whatever reasons, it can cause not just fatigue but a host of medical problems as well. One of these reasons may include increased number of night trips to the wash room which affects our sleep.

29 Apr 2017

Kusamono: The hand-sized garden

29 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

The word kusamono is made up of two Japanese words: kusa meaning grass and mono paraphrased as an object. Kusamono is referred to a complementary or an accent plant displayed next to a well-grown bonsai in ceremonial exhibitions.

Let the walls smile

29 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

Bored of those dull walls? Why not give them a little makeover? But, hey, we are not suggesting easy ways out such as wallpapers and paints, it is high time you brought your creative sense into play and added character to your house.

How to break up

29 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

Breaking up with someone is never easy. Even if you know it is the right decision and in the best interest of both partners, feelings are still likely to get hurt.

Danger lurks on highways

29 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

There is an ever present danger on our National Highways. Trucks breakdown and as a warning to other road users, actually to protect themselves from a rear-end collision, the truckers place large boulders around the trucks. When they move off they do not bother to remove the boulders.

From the heart and the mind

29 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

Rich with detail and subtle excellence, you could make a case for More Life being Drake’s best full length project since Take Care.

The game changer

29 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

The whole world seems to be going crazy over Bãhubali 2: The Conclusion. In the days leading up to its much-awaited release, the film had Twitter all aflutter, with inveterate fans of S.S. Rajamouli’s no-holds-barred brand of action movies hyperventilating their thoughts on the upcoming treat.

Avoid the kidney busters

29 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

KIDNEYS perform some crucial body functions that affect all parts. They carry out complex operations that keep the rest of the body in balance.

Go against the grain

29 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.

22 Apr 2017

Music uninterrupted

22 Apr 2017 | 1:41 AM

With a smartphone in hand and internet waves all over the place, it has never been so easy to listen to music. We are now in the 17th year of this century and have already moved on from using old cassettes and reached a point where they can be passed off as vintage collectibles.

Of a river, sound & fury

22 Apr 2017 | 1:41 AM

Its waters nurture life, its waters end misery. Civilisations evolve by its banks; that’s where life finds meaning… Papon’s ode to the might Brahmaputra is an ode to every river.

Your guide to be steel smart

22 Apr 2017 | 1:41 AM

Cement concrete and steel are two such items that have helped the man achieve the unimaginable. While cement concrete can be moulded into any shape we want, steel helps in providing strength to cement concrete to resist all kinds of forces acting on it.

For the perfect patio

22 Apr 2017 | 1:41 AM

Lexicons will tell us that a patio is an area, usually paved, adjoining a house, which is used for outdoor lounging or dining.

Notes of dissent

22 Apr 2017 | 1:41 AM

Addressing the social climate in the aftermath of demonetisation, a song featuring these lines became quite popular. Set to the notes of “Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai”, it captured the public chaos much better than many articles penned on the subject at the time.

Cord blood can reverse brain ageing

22 Apr 2017 | 1:41 AM

A protein found in umbilical cord blood may help reverse mental ageing. Human umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate learning and memory in older mice, according to a new study.

To cut or not to cut

22 Apr 2017 | 1:41 AM

Childbirth is a momentous occasion in the life of any woman; it is also a process that makes the mother (and other family members) anxious right from the start of pregnancy.

Tackling the menace of breast cancer

22 Apr 2017 | 1:41 AM

Breast cancer has become a major health concern across the globe. An estimated 2 million people develop breast cancer every year. Country specific estimates vary from approximately 230,000 persons in the US to 150,000 in India.

08 Apr 2017

Basics for a healthy heart

08 Apr 2017 | 2:52 AM

It is now a well-known fact that cardiovascular diseases have emerged as a major epidemic in India in recent years. Almost 25 per cent of all deaths today are attributable to heart disease.

Beating the blues

08 Apr 2017 | 2:52 AM

We all feel sad or low, which we frequently label as being depressed, at some time or the other in our lives. Everyone goes through the blues or through a low mood that is of a passing nature

Brick by brick, a house is built

08 Apr 2017 | 2:52 AM

WE really can’t do without bricks while building our house. In ancient times, bricks were extensively used in construction of forts. Today also, almost all buildings use bricks one way or another.

When you really want to study…

08 Apr 2017 | 2:52 AM

A house that boasts of contemporary interiors is incomplete without a room or space earmarked for study.

Keep rollin’, dear Dylan

08 Apr 2017 | 2:52 AM

It had to happen and it finally did. Dylan is a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, one of the world’s highest awards and honours that can be conferred upon an individual.

Farming the nature’s way

08 Apr 2017 | 2:52 AM

Agriculture — the image it evokes is that of a highly mechanised, masculine vocation with a singular focus on counting the yield, measuring the size of the produce and working out the mechanics of sowing high-yield varieties of seeds, application of fertilisers and pesticides and the use of the latest contraptions.