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19 Aug 2017

When stalking goes beserk

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

Strap: There are so many things that can go wrong on the road.

‘Elvis is not dead.’ Long live Elvis!

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

For the truth-seeking fans of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, there could hardly be more heartwarming news.

Warehousing on growth track

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

In India, there are three to four classes of real estate — residential, commercial, hospitality and retail — which are the main focus areas of private developers.

A canvas for fashion

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

if 29 Rooms, the installation at last year’s New York Fashion Week in Bushwick, is anything to go by, it can safely be presumed that art in high fashion is a globally rising trend.

Secure garden

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

For the truth-seeking fans of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, there could hardly be more heartwarming news.

Tenants prefer 1BHK apartments

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

With the sale volumes remaining low and prospective buyers continuing their wait and watch mode, the rental housing scenario has been in the spotlight over the past few months.

Health Capsules

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

A study found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of recommended key nutrients for growth.

Get the maximum out of your diet

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

Our body needs vitamins to function efficiently. They play important roles in metabolism, immunity and digestion. The vitamins, our bodies need, can be broken down into two groups: fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins.

Not a good shot

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

Medical science has reached new heights. But it also has a downside to it.

Colours of healing

19 Aug 2017 | 1:36 PM

The working parents of a four-year-old girl were in for a shock when they approached a pediatrician to understand their child’s distracted behaviour.

12 Aug 2017

WhatsApp status: Have you tried it yet?

12 Aug 2017 | 1:56 AM

WhatsApp’s biggest new feature is proving surprisingly popular, and has already eclipsed Snapchat. WhatsApp Status launched in February as an imitation of Snapchat Stories, letting you post customised photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.

Cyber mining virtual money

12 Aug 2017 | 1:56 AM

There is nothing wrong with online money transfers, and they are convenient for the most part. You can pay with your credit or debit cards, banks accounts and even digital wallets like PayTM that simply let you scan a barcode and transfer money.

Blade Runner, autoencoded

12 Aug 2017 | 1:56 AM

Terence Broad’s Blade Runner sometimes looks a lot like the classic 1982 film. Sometimes it looks completely different.

DISABLED

12 Aug 2017 | 1:56 AM

Devendra Jhajharia’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing ever since his name was recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. While there is a deluge of congratulatory messages on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, his native home in Rajasthan is being frequented by politicians and bureaucrats.

Give weight to this weight

12 Aug 2017 | 1:56 AM

When expecting a baby, both parents (and not just the mother) are usually worried and feel the need to be assured that their child will be born healthy, physically and mentally.

The enemy within

12 Aug 2017 | 1:56 AM

Air pollution is an invisible killer. In some homes, the indoor air pollution has been found to be 10-30 times more than outdoor pollution.

Building on a safe turf

12 Aug 2017 | 1:56 AM

The recent collapse of a five-storey building in Mumbai is yet another example of the careless attitude adopted in the construction of buildings in India.

Get to the root of aerial appeal

12 Aug 2017 | 1:56 AM

Aerial roots are adventitious roots that have the unique ability to develop and grow above the ground-level; while growing some of these reach the ground to eventually anchor and get transformed into active roots; others keep drawing moisture and nutrients from air to survive.

05 Aug 2017

Health Capsules

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

Common anti-allergy medicines could prove to be an effective treatment for potentially fatal blood clots in the legs, says a study.

Rise to the challenge

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

A number of city development authorities in India launch group housing residential schemes for citizens from time to time.

Secret to true love: Dating a friend

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

There’s a famous moment in When Harry Met Sally, when Billy Crystal’s character explains the age old riddle of male and female friendships.

How to defeat the idea of traffic management

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

It has been repeated, ad nauseam, in this column that what we need is an expert on traffic. Judging by the so-called improvement of Chandigarh roads, it is abundantly clear that no one in the Chandigarh Administration and the Chandigarh Police have the foggiest notion of this term.

Draped in past & present

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

When couture took over the ramp in the Capital recently, one label had to leave a mark. This season was Shyamal & Bhumika’s first at FDCI’s India Couture Week.

Game of addiction

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

When you play the Game of Thrones, you either win or die. But the epic show remains a ceaseless winner. Into its seventh season, its grip is as firm, the frenzy as frenzied and viewership far from diminished.

Don’t yield to this pressure

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

As our lives get busier and schedules more and more hectic, normal daily routines become a victim of lack of time and the resulting inconvenience, the only constants are stress and pressure that usually accompany such a frantic lifestyle.

Men can have them too!

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

Breasts are organs normally associated with females. Hence, for most diseases associated with this organ the focus has usually been on women.

Guard against water damage

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

The arrival of monsoon is a welcome respite from the summer heat. But on the flip side, the wet spell is also associated with leaking roofs, seepage, and in some cases, collapse of buildings due to structural failure.

Designer and durable

05 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

Attractive design, ease of use and cost competitiveness are a few factors that every house builder looks for while selecting a finishing material for the internal walls of his house.

29 Jul 2017

Realty Bites

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

State Bank of India recently launched ‘SBI Realty’ — a one stop integrated website www.sbirealty.in for homebuyers.

Google docs: Talk your way to writing

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

Google is making it easier and easier to create and edit documents in Drive, letting you save time and get things done a lot more efficiently.

Apps celebs love

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

The smartphone has become a natural extension of our lives and apps have taken over the screens. They can do anything and have multiple functions associated with it. LIke us, celebrities too are at the mercy of these apps and harbour their favourites.

The truly wireless revolution

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

Ever since Apple decided to remove the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, interest around wireless headphones has peaked. The lure is as simple as it is charming, they promise hassle-free connectivity with no dangling wires, convenience and great sound quality.

Dark side of pregnancy

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

According to statistics, about 14 to 23 per cent of women show some signs of depression during pregnancy. While pregnancy is a beautiful phase for every woman, it can also generate emotions such as confusion, fear and stress in women.

Keto: The high-fat, low-carb deal

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

The concept of ketogenic diets originated in 500BC when Hippocrates observed that fasting, which is known as the ketogenic state, could reduce and even cure epileptic seizures.

Health Capsules

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

Turns out, just as athletes cross-train to improve their physical skills, one can enhance his or her cognitive skills.

Don’t get bugged

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

The monsoon season provides a favourable environment for growth not only of plants but also of pest attacks and plant diseases.

A tradition in transition

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

It has been raining profusely since morning. Shikha Bali looks out of the window of her house. She can’t but smile as she is all excited to wear the new green lehenga, along with the matching bangles she has purchased for the fashion show at a Teej party her friend is throwing.

Promise of profit

29 Jul 2017 | 1:28 AM

A prolonged slowdown in the residential segment has made developers explore other verticals that have a promising potential for growth as well as better yields and student housing is one such segment that has shot into prominenece over the past few months.

22 Jul 2017

Health Capsules

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

A new study says that cancer patients are a little more likely to survive for five years or more after chemotherapy if they interacted during chemotherapy with other patients who also survived for five years or more.

Realty Bites

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

Realty firm Gulshan Homz will invest Rs 400 crore over next three years to develop two housing projects in Noida and Greater Noida.

Take the LED lead

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

The world has come a long way as far as lighting choices are concerned. From candle lights to incandescent bulbs, from tube lights to CFLs and now, the LEDs have taken the world by the storm.

Perfect pitch for NRI investors

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

Buying a property in India has been the most cherished dream of several NRIs (non-resident Indians) living across different countries.

Why should you be using a night cream

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

The cynical among you might say night creams are just another way for big beauty brands to cash in on your quest for flawless skin. But, while this might be true in some instances, there really are some benefits to wearing them.

Missing: Road manners

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

The parking lot of this big fancy hospital had Mercedes, Jaguars, BMWs and other top-end cars.

A blogger’s life

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

We all have that one acquaintance in our social circle who calls herself a fashion blogger. She is always popping up on our Facebook feed, posting glamorous pictures. If all that glitz and glamour has got you thinking that blogging was just a hobby, you are mistaken.

Dumbing down, smartly!

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

The basic phone is back! No bells and no whistles! The good old dumbphone is slowly replacing your do-it-all smartphone. The 4G dumbphone market is all set to grow at a mind-boggling pace of 5,000 per cent this year!

Get high on good cholesterol

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

The cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have become the leading cause of mortality in India. The number of cases and deaths due to CVD are rising constantly.

A full stop to your period

22 Jul 2017 | 2:33 AM

In today’s stress-laden times there can be several reasons in disruption in many women’s menstruation cycle. However, missing out on your period doesn’t mean that you’re pregnant.

21 Jul 2017

'Kaurnage' at Derby: Harmanpreet guides India to Grand Finale

21 Jul 2017 | 12:47 AM

DERBY: Harmanpreet Kaur produced one of greatest ever ODI knocks in women''s cricket as India stormed into the ICC World Cup final, demolishing Australia by 36 runs in the semi-final, here today.

15 Jul 2017

Health Capsules

15 Jul 2017 | 1:28 PM

Kefir is a good way for cancer survivors to enjoy a fortifying post-exercise dairy drink without stomach upset, says a recent research.

Is your furniture monsoon proof?

15 Jul 2017 | 1:28 PM

DON’T RENOVATE:With monsoon just around the corner, it''s time to bid adieu to the long hot summer days.

Spotlight on EDM

15 Jul 2017 | 1:28 PM

India’s flourishing Electronic Dance Music, aka EDM, traces back to the 1980s, beginning with a trance movement in the city of Goa. Since then, it has evolved upon a wider spectrum of club driven sounds and now rivals many of its European and American counterparts.

5 years on, Gangnam Style slips to no 2

15 Jul 2017 | 1:28 PM

The viral video for Gangnam Style is no longer the most-watched video on YouTube, almost exactly five years after its release. The music video accompanying the song by Korean artist Psy became the first on the website to reach one billion views, and forced the website to upgrade its storage capabilities in 2014 to cope with demand.

Be ready for rain

15 Jul 2017 | 1:28 PM

Overcast skies shouldn’t cast a spell of gloom in your house. Make the interiors of your house cheerful by adding some colour to your décor. Here’s how you could go about it.

Open up your garden with a low periphery wall

15 Jul 2017 | 1:28 PM

If the size of your plot is small, but you long for a big garden, a low periphery wall might solve your dilemma by opening up your garden space large and wide. A low periphery wall establishes connectivity with the space immediately outside the house and acts as a breather to the garden.

Timeless Rock Stars

15 Jul 2017 | 1:28 PM

There has been a shift in the way people are choosing jewellery. The trend has moved towards custom, unique pieces of fine jewellery that are both collectible as well as personal. “Diamonds, in particular, have become versatile.

Monsoon eating

15 Jul 2017 | 1:28 PM

The monsoon has arrived. As we gear up with umbrellas and raincoats to protect ourselves from the rains, we also need to protect our digestive system.

Rains, relief and immunity

15 Jul 2017 | 1:28 PM

As temperatures soar, everyone eagerly looks forward to the arrival of the monsoon.

08 Jul 2017

Poor sleep may point to onset of Alzheimer's

08 Jul 2017 | 12:27 AM

Poor, disrupted sleep may indicate the risk of developing Alzheimer''s disease in people who are otherwise healthy, a study warns.

Don’t miss out on add-ons

08 Jul 2017 | 12:27 AM

After the finalisation of floor plans and elevation drawings of the house, as the walls and columns are raised, the slabs are laid and the structure is built, the house owner gets fully conversant with the layout of the rooms and he can roam in the structure without really looking for his way.

Bringing change through green building centres

08 Jul 2017 | 12:26 AM

With the construction industry panting to keep pace with the rapid urbanisation and the momentous target of achieving housing for all by 2022, building environment friendly buildings can no longer be ignored.

Stress-free renting

08 Jul 2017 | 12:26 AM

Considering the contemporary trends in the Indian real estate market, rental demand has seen an upsurge across metros over the past few years. Escalating property prices have compelled prospective buyers to opt for renting as the best alternative. Thus, owners who are looking to rent out their properties must cash-in on this growing demand.

Dynamic denim

08 Jul 2017 | 12:26 AM

It’s known by many names — jeans, denim, best friend, my forever pyjama! The “blue jeans”, made from denim cloth, were invented in 1871 by Jacob W Davis and Levi Strauss & Co (better known as Levis).

High riders knock down safety rules

08 Jul 2017 | 12:26 AM

In India, you have to follow the latest trends to be in vogue. No matter if the trend is good, bad, harmful or absurd. In the absurd category would be the latest hair-do that the boys show off. The spiky upright variety, like they just saw a ghost.

Heels for men back in fashion, officially

08 Jul 2017 | 12:26 AM

There are various ways in which the society deems it acceptable for women to enhance their looks but not men.

Putting Sarmoli on the map

08 Jul 2017 | 12:26 AM

Kamala Pandey may appear petite, and even frail, but like all hill women, she is a formidable powerhouse. Saree draped neatly around her slender frame with nary a crease and a smile that seldom leaves her face, Kamala spins like a top, attending to the myriad chores that crowd her typical day.

Like mother, like daughter

08 Jul 2017 | 12:27 AM

As a teenager, Geeta Chandran (name changed) had no clue about her mother’s early menopause at 38. She only saw her mother’s constant mood swings and irritability without knowing the underlying cause.

Worth your salt

08 Jul 2017 | 12:27 AM

Salt is a crucial electrolyte for human body and is used universally in cooking, seasoning, and preserving manufactured food stuffs around the world.

01 Jul 2017

Realty Bites

01 Jul 2017 | 1:18 AM

Real estate developer Supertech Ltd. will be investing Rs 750 crore to develop 25 lakh sq. ft. area in retail and commercial segment spread across Delhi-NCR.The development will take place in Supertech’s key commercial projects including Supernova, E square and North Eye.

Rejuvenating luxury

01 Jul 2017 | 1:18 AM

If you swim regularly to stay in top shape, then you might be happy with a linear, straight line rectangular pool/lap pool in your backyard or rooftop. It’s like you have a pool, but only for yourself.