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16 Dec 2017

Health Capsules

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

With literally thousands of different supplements with claims to help improve memory, here are some nutrients that can actually help you in improving brain power.

Housing needs funding leg up

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Considering that an estimated investment of $2.3 trillion is required for housing development to meet the objectives of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022 and the funding from banks, housing finance companies, private equity funds, is highly inadequate, a sound strategy with new policy initiatives is required to give a boost to funding of housing.

Celebrate style with coffee

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Some like tea and some prefer a red bull, but let’s face it — the world really runs on coffee. Just as we fill up our cars at gas stations, our home is where we refuel our minds and bodies.

When songs are larger than life

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

The most distressing facet of Soul of a Woman, a posthumously released studio record by Sharon Jones and her integral partners Dap-Kings, is that she, despite ailing, sounds like she’s at her crest.

Should you trust homebuyers’ associations?

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

The homebuyers’ associations meant to serve the purpose of consumer grievances are increasingly exceeding their legal and ethical limits to turn into de facto consumer courts.

No ‘bad blood’, some great chemistry here

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Kendrick Lamar has revealed what it was like working with Taylor Swift on the track Bad Blood.

The twist in the raga

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Indian classical has come a long way, but is the present generation doing any justice to the genre? Well, the answer is yes. Amid a generation going crazy for Bollywood dance numbers and EDM, some new-age artistes are still pursuing classical music.

Out of the box, inside the ring

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Something within her stirred when 12-year-old Jyoti Gulia saw a boy from her neighbourhood being praised after he won a gold medal in a district-level boxing championship in 2012.

Striking it lucky

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

He has impressed one and all with his free-flowing stroke play and consistency at the top of the innings and has rightly been awarded a place in the India U-19 World Cup squad that will play in New Zealand.

Not seeing the writing on wall

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Anya (name changed) was referred to psychiatrist by her paediatrician. The seven-year-old little girl had been complaining of a stomach ache for six months and had stopped going to school for the past three months. Her paediatrician had not been able to find any physical cause for her ache.

Laser has taken the pain out of the tedious process of hair removal

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

A clear, smooth skin is on the wish list of most women and unwanted facial or body hair the bane of their life. From Cleopatra (maybe even before that) to the present times, women have resorted to many methods to get rid of these — shaving, waxing, threading, using epilators and electrolysis. However, most of these methods are quite painful.

18 Nov 2017

Bring home style of the 1960s

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

Sixties — an era of delightful chaos, a beautiful mess and a splendid adventure, has become just another story today. Sometimes, the value of a trending story goes unvalued until it becomes a memory, or is cherished later through a flashback.

Realty bites

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

Signalling the revival of the customer sentiment the month-long online property fest organised by Magicbricks.

Surviving DeMo

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

While the first fortnight of November, 2017 did refresh the chilling memories of days after Demonetisation, for the realty sector it was a time for stocktaking.

Of personal journeys and beyond

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

Having had a taste of being the front man of one of the greatest rock bands in history, it’s no surprise Robert Plant couldn’t stop making music.

Rebels with a song

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

From The Beatles and John Lennon to Kendrick Lamar, these artists have one thing in common and that’s music. But what sets their music apart isn’t just beats and lyrics, it is the cause that they espouse.

HBA bonanza for central govt staff

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

As part of its multi- pronged policy at making homes affordable to masses and giving a push to low interest home loans, the central government has come up with a new policy initiative to benefit 50 lakh central government employees.

Health Capsules

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

A team of researchers has found that the common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low-blood sugar targets in Type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality.

If it’s extreme, it’s exciting

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

River rafting sounds fun but what about waterfall rafting? Sounds quite scary. This extreme sport is fast entering the bucket list of many who believe in taking adventure to crazy levels.

Soccer’s crazy cousin is here

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

So what if India could not win a game at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. So what if England took the trophy. There’s still hope for the nation with its newfound love for football’s fun cousin, bubble football.

Other perils of PCOS

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrinal disorder that is increasingly affecting Indian women. Around 18 per cent of women in India are suffering from this problem and number is rising.

Young Indians falling prey to diabetes

18 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

Rajesh Singhal (24) had just begun with his career as a management executive in a multinational company in Delhi. He suddenly started feeling fatigued, losing weight despite increased hunger pangs and was always thirsty. This continued for six months. On diagnosis, doctors found that Rajesh had Type 2 diabetes (T2DM).

11 Nov 2017

Solutions from the kitchen shelf

11 Nov 2017 | 2:15 AM

The increasing effluents from the industries and fumes from automobiles are leading to an increase in the amount of toxic substances in the atmosphere. Besides, pollution is also caused by indiscriminate use of fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides.

A stroke of bad luck

11 Nov 2017 | 2:15 AM

As North India battles with heavy smog, it is time to face the rude reality that environmental pollution is increasing at an alarming rate every year.

That’s poison in your lungs

11 Nov 2017 | 2:15 AM

Four days back, Dileep Singh introduced an addition to his routine. Before dusting his kiosk, prior to washing tea glasses and putting water on stove, he sits down to read a vernacular newspaper.

More pollution, no solution

11 Nov 2017 | 2:15 AM

As long as there are cars, there will be pollution.

Technology to the rescue

11 Nov 2017 | 2:15 AM

Besides the poisons of outside air flowing into your home, there are several materials used in the construction as well as in interiors that can deteriorate indoor air quality (IAQ).

Use pollutant-free materials

11 Nov 2017 | 2:15 AM

Plyboard is a common item that is used frequently during the construction of a house. Many wood items such as wardrobes, walk-in closets, bathroom vanities, dressing areas, LED panels are fabricated from plyboards.

How to add a breath of life to your home

11 Nov 2017 | 2:15 AM

Your home can be a refuge against most dangers, but it may not provide complete protection when it comes to air pollution. Some indoor plants, however, have been found to be very effective weapons in tackling this bitter reality of urban living air pollution.

Can we have some fresh air, please!

11 Nov 2017 | 2:15 AM

The thick blanket of smog that had engulfed Delhi last year is back — spreading its life-threatening tentacles over the Capital yet again.

Fertility on fragile ground

11 Nov 2017 | 2:15 AM

Polluted air in the northern states has become a serious matter of concern with harmful effects not only on lungs, eyes and heart but also on libido in men.

28 Oct 2017

Pills may kill you, not just pain

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

Afirst aid box in most houses includes some basic medicines. Painkillers form a bulk of these drugs. From a headache to toothache, from a sore throat to sore muscles or even bringing down a fever, most Indians will pop a pill at the ''expert'' advice of the friendly neighbourhood chemist and at times even without it.

Health Capsules

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

Natural surroundings, including green spaces, is likely to boost the development of children''s brain, suggests a recent study.

On the fast track

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

In medical terms, ‘fasting’ can be defined as “voluntary abstinence from consuming food for varying lengths of time.” In ayurveda, fasting has been an important part of healing the body. It is believed that the fasting clears the body of all toxins thus accelerating healing.

Wither festive spirit

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

Capital-starved property developers, sitting on huge unsold inventories of residential real estate had been banking heavily on this year’s festive season to push sales and cut down their inventories.

Your comfort hinges on these

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

Earlier there used to be just one type of hinges and these were used for all type of woodwork in the house.

Build in style, brick by brick

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

Bricks — the backbone of constructed structures — have metamorphosed into design elements to add a distinctive touch to the interior as well as exterior surfaces.

Yoga pants go ‘iconic’

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

Yummy mummies everywhere, rejoice, as the all mighty yoga pant has been classed an iconic piece of apparel. Featured in the upcoming exhibition, Items: Is Fashion Modern?, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the humble stretchy pant is officially one of the most definitive wardrobe pieces of our time.

The only solution to pollution

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

Dilliwallas woke up choking to a soggy, stinking morning the day after Diwali. What warms the cockles of my heart is that Chandigarh had the cleanest and quietest Diwali in over a decade during the same day.

Fashion without rules

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

Twenty five springs after her entry into the fashion world, Payal Jain wants to rediscover herself — according to the times she is in and the person she has come to be.

A-partners in marriage

28 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

Twelve years ago, when Namita Iyer and her husband of 20 years, Sudhanshu, were planning to construct a farmhouse on the outskirts of Delhi, separate ‘master bedrooms’ was just an idea.