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24 Jun 2017

Time to shower care on your garden

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

Monsoon rains bring the temperatures down, increase humidity and improve growth conditions for plants.

Consumer is the winner in an organised market

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

The marble market in the country is primarily unorganised and fragmented even though the industry is growing in tandem with GDP of the country.

Shot in the arm for Punjab

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

The first budget presented by the Congress government in Punjab has brought happy tidings for the tottering realty sector in the state. A proposed cut of three per cent in stamp duty will serve as a shot in the arm for the sector that has been plagued by low sales, delays and a significant price correction in the state.

Mad in India

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

No, this headline this is not a misprint. It is quote from Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Autos. The MD took potshots at the government and judiciary and said, “If your innovation depends on the government and judicial process, it will not be Made in India but Mad in India! After five years, we are still waiting to sell our four-wheeler in the country”!

It feels like home

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

The concept of office or workplace has been changing visibly over the past few years. As we are entering a more digitally connected world, there has been a paradigm shift in the meaning of a workplace.

On(c)e more

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

One Plus is a young company looking to transition its devices from being flagship killers to legitimate flagships themselves. In the space of three years since it entered the arena, the company has established itself as the well-known no-nonsense Android OEM that packs the best specifications in a mouthwatering price.

Pak’s kitsch factor

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

If destiny had had its way, a child artiste from across the border — on a family visit to Bombay in the early 1980s — would have been part of the Vinod Khanna-Neetu Singh starrer Raaj Mahal.

Health Capsules

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

One Plus is a young company looking to transition its devices from being flagship killers to legitimate flagships themselves.

Why am I not losing weight?

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

Are you again starving yourself with tasteless foods and skipping meals? Did you burden your body with a rigorous workout yet again? Losing weight is often associated with drinking lots of water, decreasing the amount of carb-rich foods and even making your calorie intake bare minimum.

Eat healthy, not Punjabi

24 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

A healthy Punjabi diet can sound like an oxymoron to many. We all know what a Punjabi diet consists of — butter-dripping aaloo paranthas, chhole-bhature, tall glasses of lassi, not to forget dal makhni and butter chicken.

17 Jun 2017

Are you a sucker for leech therapy?

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

Queen of bizarre beauty trends Gwyneth Paltrow proved that even she has her limits after friend and former Victoria’s Secret model, Miranda Kerr, revealed that she loves her leech facials.

This cover story is a hit

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

We all have heard the story of Aladdin and the magic lamp that changed his life forever. Something similar happened when Justin Bieber posted his covers of various songs on YouTube and got discovered by a talent manager.

A green patch

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

While the Pantone colour of the year is green, there is an easy way to create your own patch of greenery at home. And if you are worried about space, here are a host of ideas to go green even when you have a space constraint.

Fully floored!

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

Whosoever builds a house, longs to hear words of praise from friends, family and colleagues. After all, these are what encourage a person to continue with this otherwise tiring and money-draining exercise.

Diet in the fast lane

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

Ramzan and diet may seem like a paradox to many, especially due to the long hours of fasting and feasting on the huge spread to choose from later.

Building the road to recovery

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

The clouds of slowdown hanging over the Indian real estate sector are slowly lifting as indicated by different Q1 trend reports released over the past few weeks.

Health capsules

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

Over one-third of the devices used in open-heart surgeries may be contaminated with life-threatening bacteria, putting patients at the risk of deadly infections, a new study warns.

Bending with times

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an interesting observation on the International Yoga Day last year, "We did not have health insurance in olden times. But yoga is a practice which gives health ‘assurance’ with zero spending."

Listen to your body

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

Does your stomach feel bloated all the time? Do you suffer from acidity and digestion? After partying till late night, especially after drinking alcohol, do you wake up the next morning with a headache?

Realty bites

17 Jun 2017 | 11:25 AM

The real estate project launches in Mumbai dropped by 24 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, a recent survey said. Launches dropped by 24 per cent at 4,900 units against 6,500 a year ago, a study conducted by the property consultancy firm Colliers International found.

10 Jun 2017

Realty on a positive pitch

10 Jun 2017 | 3:14 AM

The stage is set for GST roll out from July 1, 2017. As the impact of GST on various related sectors and goods is now known, industry experts are still divided over how it will impact the real estate sector as clarity on the tax slabs for services is still awaited.

Gardens with flying colours

10 Jun 2017 | 3:14 AM

Butterflies are one of the most beautiful and interesting creatures that throng your green space.

Fair weather for affordable ventures

10 Jun 2017 | 3:14 AM

Though the residential real estate market is still under strain, with slow sales, the affordable housing market has shown considerable signs of momentum with healthy sales, following a spate of reforms and incentives provided by the government to boost affordable housing. Here are 10 reasons why it’s now easier, fair, transparent, safer and profitable to invest in an affordable home.

Hail all shapes and sizes

10 Jun 2017 | 3:14 AM

Last year, actress Parineeti Chopra had a huge surprise for her fans. The Meri Pyari Bindu star impressed the world as she released a series of photographs showing her body transformation.

Apple’s WWDC extravaganza

10 Jun 2017 | 3:14 AM

In the weeks leading to June 5, the rumour mill was abuzz that unlike World Wide Developer Conferences of the past, this year’s grand reveal would not just uncover new software functionality, but also showcase new hardware that Apple was working on.

Of comebacks and coming of age

10 Jun 2017 | 3:14 AM

Of comebacks and coming of age

A safety feature misused

10 Jun 2017 | 3:14 AM

The car that I drive is a direct import from Japan and has specifications for the American market. The remote unlocking has a special feature.

Don’t get weak-kneed

10 Jun 2017 | 3:14 AM

Osteoarthritis is a chronic, progressive musculoskeletal disorder characterised by a gradual loss of cartilage in joints which results in bones rubbing together and creating stiffness, pain, and impaired movement. The disease affects the joints in the knees, hips, hands, feet, and spine.

Facts and defects of frozen foods

10 Jun 2017 | 3:14 AM

People have been freezing foods as a means of preservation as early as 1000 B.C., when the Chinese used to store food in ice cellars.

03 Jun 2017

Health Capsules

03 Jun 2017 | 11:28 AM

A recent study has found that repeated exposure to a common anaesthesia drug early in life results in visual recognition memory impairment, which emerges after the first year of life and may persist long-term.

New mum’s tools

03 Jun 2017 | 11:28 AM

Firstly, congratulations on motherhood! It’s going to be a crazy wild ride and, well, though you’ll love every minute of it, motherhood is also a tiresome job.

Lighter, better

03 Jun 2017 | 11:28 AM

Within weeks of each other, Microsoft has announced two new products. The first is the much-awaited Surface Laptop and the second is a refresh of the increasingly impressive Surface Pro.

Wrong number, right connection

03 Jun 2017 | 11:28 AM

She had accidentally dialled a wrong number. Like everyone, she could have said sorry and blamed technology for the inconvenience she had caused. But the man on the other side wasn’t vexed. In a moment that comes once in a lifetime, he strangely felt drawn to the voice.

How safe is your haven?

03 Jun 2017 | 11:28 AM

Many gadgets and appliances, claiming to provide hundred per cent security solution for your house, are now available in the market.

Breathe easy…

03 Jun 2017 | 11:28 AM

Most people get asthma at a young age. However, it is not uncommon for elderly people in the age group of 60 to 70 years to develop symptoms for the first time in their life.

What it takes to save a tradition

03 Jun 2017 | 11:28 AM

Chikankari is reputed to be among the finest traditional embroideries from India, typical of Lucknow, once the capital of the vast and rich dominions of the state of Awadh.

Give teeth to your dentures

03 Jun 2017 | 11:28 AM

Losing one’s teeth is never a pleasant experience. Healthy teeth go a long way in shaping one’s personality and confidence. Despite a widespread awareness and advances in the field of dental health, a large percentage of our senior citizens are still without teeth.

Mantra for a sustainable future

03 Jun 2017 | 11:28 AM

Sustainable, energy efficient and eco friendly are the three cornerstones of the green building concept that is central to reducing the carbon footprint of urban habitations. Over the years a number of construction techniques as well as materials have made inroads in the Indian real estate sector.

27 May 2017

Designer of dreams

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

Manish Malhotra is today the last word on couture. However, he started out as a model fond of sketching and painting. He never received any formal training in fashion designing, but took a plunge in 1998 with his couture store Reverie — Manish Malhotra.

Of seat belts and airbags

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

Seat belts are an ingenious invention that has saved millions of lives around the world. No two opinions about that. The debate is about airbags and that is thanks to my friend Major A.P., who opened up a Pandora’s Box.

Honey! What’s making a buzz?

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

It’s incredible on porridge, slathered over hot toast and stirred into tea, but did you know that honey is also great for softening and smoothing your skin?

Spread out the green carpet

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

NOW: Lawn is the most charismatic and basic component of any garden landscape and brings out the true character of garden design.

Announcing boarding, silently

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

Soon after checking in her baggage at the Delhi airport, Piyali Dasgupta noticed the quietness of her surroundings — minus the constant barrage of announcements.

The battle of thalassaemia

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

Thalassaemia (Mediterranean anaemia) is a genetic disorder of the blood in which the body is not able to make enough haemoglobin (or makes abnormal form of haemoglobin) causing excessive destruction of the red blood cells leading to severe anaemia.

Chocolate may be good for heart

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

A recent study has revealed that the health effects of a particular food product cannot be determined on the basis on the individual protein, fat and fibre content, instead it should be evaluated with other items eaten at the same time.

Make your sperm count

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

A 2013 report from the World Bank says that fertility in India began to decline about 10 years ago.

Realty bites

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

Financial services firm ASK Group will be investing Rs 200 crore in ATS Infrastructure project ‘Knights Bridge’.

Pocket commercial gains

27 May 2017 | 2:20 AM

Armstrong Williams, a popular American political commentator and an entrepreneur once said, "Real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values, and the least risk." Indeed.

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.