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17 Nov 2018

A test to measure sweetness

17 Nov 2018 | 12:49 AM

Diabetes has become a major public health challenge in India. Estimates put the prevalence of the disease to be over 6 per cent of India’s population older than 18 years.

The growth that’s not good for brain

17 Nov 2018 | 12:49 AM

Brain tumours are among the most diverse types known to modern medicine. These can occur anywhere in the brain arising from the different types of cells present.

Are you invited?

17 Nov 2018 | 12:49 AM

What fancy dabbas people are giving with their wedding invitations these days!” Sabrina commented at lunch. “Yesterday someone left a box which contained alcohol filled chocolates, a jar of marshmallows and a bottle of sparkling wine. I brought the marshmallows for you girls.”

Door bell vs car horn

17 Nov 2018 | 12:49 AM

Santa goes to pick his friend from his house. He gets there, blows the horn to call his friend. The friend does not appear. Beep-beep! Again, beep-beep! Does the friend not have a door bell? This is the job for a door bell, not the car horn.

Raise the bar

17 Nov 2018 | 12:49 AM

What do jamun, Himalayan pink salt, black sesame, rosemary, mango and chilli have in common? Well that might sound like a googly considering the diverse nature of the ingredients, but all these are used in chocolates made in India.

Notes for all seasons

17 Nov 2018 | 12:49 AM

The majestic 15th century Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur has witnessed bloody battles, march of glinting palanquins, artistic flair of sculptors and painters, besides the rise and fall of supremacy.

10 Nov 2018

Singing may reduce Parkinson’s symptoms

10 Nov 2018 | 12:55 AM

Singing may reduce stress and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, say scientists who found that the benefits of musical therapy were similar to taking medication.

Smartphones affect mental health of toddlers, too

10 Nov 2018 | 12:55 AM

SPENDING hours on smartphones, tablets and such devices have frequently been linked to exacerbating mental wellbeing, but new research claims the damage might start in users as young as two.

Dealing with bad blood

10 Nov 2018 | 12:55 AM

Thalassaemia is a serious inherited blood disorder in which body cannot make enough haemoglobin; and whatever haemoglobin is created, it is defective.

Spot the skimmerat

10 Nov 2018 | 12:55 AM

Vijay went to an ATM to withdraw money.

B-boying: From street to Olympic stage

10 Nov 2018 | 12:55 AM

Gold medal in break dancing.

The gift of gifting

10 Nov 2018 | 12:55 AM

Dear Diary Didi, Sorry, I couldn’t connect with you the whole of Diwali week.

Sporting powerhouse

10 Nov 2018 | 12:55 AM

Lalremsiami got emotional when she saw more than 1,000-strong crowd out to welcome her at a ceremony in her native town, Kolasib, 80 km from Aizawl, Mizoram’s capital city.

27 Oct 2018

Bollywood’s new Mr Dependable

27 Oct 2018 | 1:19 AM

He is everywhere — from magazine covers to the exalted guest list of Koffee with Karan.

For the heck of avoiding hack

27 Oct 2018 | 1:19 AM

At the end of September, Facebook revealed a massive hack of its user accounts.

Scoot, click, shop

27 Oct 2018 | 1:19 AM

With the cost of owning a smartphone dwindling with each day, a Nasscom and PwC India report suggests that India will have 846 million users online by 2022, 150 million of which are expected to shop online.

Day’s forecast from a ‘devoted’ wife

27 Oct 2018 | 1:19 AM

10.00 pm, the night prior to Karvachauth: I’m waiting in queue in the Sector 15 market for my turn with the mehendiwala. I’ve been here for two hours.

Time to tackle the big ‘C’

27 Oct 2018 | 1:19 AM

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women. Common variants are called no-special type (NST) in contrast to rarer varieties referred to as the special type. Rare breast cancers have specific features that reflect their point of origin.

Bracing up after the battle

27 Oct 2018 | 1:19 AM

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be a devastating event in a woman’s life. Many times the distress stays even after the initial shock of the diagnosis has passed. When the treatment begins, which is often long term; many women begin to notice a significant impact on their personal relationships, their profession as well as their social engagements.

20 Oct 2018

A story baked with a happy ending

20 Oct 2018 | 1:59 AM

The 200 pages of the debut book by Shivesh Bhatia are not meant to tell his story.

Social media can help buffer depression among the elderly

20 Oct 2018 | 1:59 AM

A recent study says social media usage can buffer depression among older adults with pain.

Avoid sitting on your butt

20 Oct 2018 | 1:59 AM

Sitting for long hours daily can be harmful for our overall health, adversely affecting our bones and back joints.

Help, do not judge

20 Oct 2018 | 1:59 AM

There has been a significant increase in the awareness and information about mental health, especially with the growing exposure to the various media platforms.

Inventions: Behind the wheel

20 Oct 2018 | 1:59 AM

It’s not possible to make a comprehensive list of the world’s greatest inventions since it would include medicine, electronics, safety pin, paper clip, not to mention the parachute.

MeToo and its small sacrifices

20 Oct 2018 | 1:59 AM

We’d ordered a celebratory lunch the other day just for fun.

Rock a doodle do

20 Oct 2018 | 1:59 AM

Thirtyeight-year-old Delhi-based media professional Judhajit Basu doesn’t remember exactly when was the first time he started doodling as a young boy.