Lifestyle

World Heart Day

Months after her husband Ravindra Sandanshiv, a farmer from Jalgaon, died of a cardiac arrest, Mangala’s 12-year-old daughter Prerana was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. Mangala could barely make ends meet. Yet, to get the best treatment for her daughter, she travelled from Jalgaon to Dhule, and then to Mumbai and finally Pune, where doctors were able […]

Lifestyle

Diet diary: The sleep hormone

With increasing prevalence of sleep-related issues, melatonin has gained popularity. Melatonin is a hormone that controls the body’s circadian rhythm —an internal system that regulates sleep and wakefulness. Production and release of melatonin is controlled by darkness and suppressed by light. Melatonin levels in the blood are maximum just before bedtime. Many of those who […]

Technology

Prana Air smart air purifying mask review

This week, for the first time this season, I noticed that the air in Delhi was dense and foggy. Maybe, I noticed this because I was back after spending a couple of days in Kerala where the air is definitely cleaner. Maybe, I noticed it because my AppleWatch has for a few days been indicating that […]

Technology

Huawei will be launching its new Mate 20 lineup of smartphones on 16 October 

Huawei will be launching its new Mate 20 lineup of smartphones on October 16 at an event being held in London. We recently saw how the Mate 20 Pro will look in a render leak. Now, the battery capacity and charging details of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro have surfaced online. According to the […]

Technology

Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are officially on sale: A look at offers on Flipkart, Paytm Mall.

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are now available in India with a starting price of Rs 99,900 for the base 64GB variant of the smaller 5.8-inches. Apple’s latest iPhone XS series comes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB variants. The devices are being sold online and offline in India with players like Flipkart, Paytm Mall. Telecom operators like Airtel […]

Technology

Will Facebook’s Oculus Quest VR headset help virtual reality become a reality?

When Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the fifth edition of Oculus Connect developer conference in San Jose, California, earlier this week to launch the Oculus Quest, one could hear loud cheers from the crowd. Zuckerberg called the Oculus Quest, a $399 (Rs 28,933) standalone wireless virtual reality headset, a big leap in […]

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Facebook security breach: Over 50 million accounts have been impacted, and as a precautionary measure

Facebook on Friday claimed it had fixed a security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to log into about 50 million user accounts. While Facebook reset the logins of these 50 million users, it did the same to another 40 million accounts as a precautionary measure. The incident was big enough for Facebook CEO and founder […]

Sports

Comeback man Kedar Jadhav again down with hamstring problem

Injuries continue to haunt all-rounder Kedar Jadhav as he is again down with a hamstring strain suffered while batting during India’s successful chase in the final of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh. Jadhav, who returned to the Indian team after being out of action for almost three months nursing a hamstring injury, experienced the problem […]

Sports

Rohit Sharma was really cool with his captaincy, says Ravi Shastri

With Rohit Sharma leading India as captain to record 7th Asia Cup title in the absence of Virat Kohli, coach Ravi Shastri praised the right-hand batsman for his “calming influence” on the teammates during the course of the tournament. Speaking to reporters at the press conference after the match, Shastri praised the 31-year-old for keeping his calm in […]

Sports

Virat Kohli congratulates Indian team for winning 7th title

India captain Virat Kohli, who was rested for the Asia Cup 2018 tournament after the two-month-long tour to England, congratulated the team for winning the 7th title on Saturday. In a tweet, the 29-year-old praised the side for winning the close contest. “Great job by the guys to win that tight game last night. Seventh Asia […]

Sports

Taniya Bhatia was selected in India’s Women’s squad for T20 World Cup.

LAST YEAR, when Chandigarh cricketer Taniya Bhatia missed the spot in the Indian team for the ICC ODI World Cup in England after being part of the 30 probables, the wicket-keeper batswoman was a bit disappointed and decided to spend more time on training apart from concentrating more on her wicket-keeping abilities. On Friday, Bhatia […]

Sports

I am similar to MS Dhoni when it comes to being calm on field, says Rohit Sharma

In the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharmaled India as captain to their 7th Asia Cup title on Friday with a victory over Bangladesh in the final. Coach Ravi Shastri was quick to point out Sharma’s ability to remain calm on the field at the press conference. The 31-year-old, on being asked about the same, said he […]

Business

Govt slashes market borrowing target

The finance ministry plans to stick to its fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent of Gross Domestic Product for 2018-19, Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said on Friday, while announcing Rs 70,000 crore reduction in the government’s gross borrowings for the entire year. The government will also be launching inflation-indexed bonds […]

Business

RBI slaps curbs on Bandhan Bank branch openings

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has barred Bandhan Bank from opening new branches and also ordered freezing of remuneration of its MD and CEO Chandra Shekhar Ghosh over the bank’s failure to adhere to the RBI’s bank licensing regulations. The RBI has told the bank that since it’s was not able to bring down […]

Business

GST council meeting: 7-member panel set up on ‘calamity tax’

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in its 30th meeting on Friday decided to form a seven-member ministerial group to examine the modalities for revenue mobilisation in case of natural calamities and disasters such as the recent floods in the state of Kerala. The committee headed by Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has to […]

Business

Responsible tourism in focus at 10th Kerala Travel Mart

Kochangode Govindan holds a traditional bow and arrow as he helps a visitor hit the bull’s eye. Back home in the Ambalavayal village of Wayanad, Govindan, from the Kuruma Adivasi community, still uses such bamboo-made bow and arrows to hunt. At the 10th edition of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) at Samudrika and Sagara Convention […]

Business

Oxytocin production by private companies

The Delhi High Court on Friday put on hold health ministry’s decision banning Oxytocin production by private companies for domestic use for one more month. A bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice A K Chawla passed the interim order, as it continues to hear three petitions to stop the government’s move. The Centre […]

Entertainment

Sui Dhaaga box office collection Day 1: This Varun Dhawan-Anushka Sharma film earned Rs 8.30 crore.

Sui Dhaaga is the biggest film this week, eclipsing Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha in star power and buzz. Featuring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma in lead, the film has earned Rs 8.30 crore on Day 1. Directed by Dum Laga Ke Haisha fame Sharat Katariya, Sui Dhaaga is the story of a husband and wife who take control […]

Entertainment

Pataakha box office collection Day 1

Vishal Bhardwaj is back with Pataakha. Starring Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madanand Sunil Grover, Pataakha is based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story titled Do Behnein (Two Sisters). Vishal wrote the screenplay for the onscreen adaptation. The film, which revolves around two fiery sisters who fight as viciously as India and Pakistan, has not generated enough buzz, especially as […]

Entertainment

Director Nandita Das talks about the relevance of Manto in today’s time.

Nandita Das’ Manto was lauded at various international film festivals and upon the film’s release in India, many critics have applauded Das for not creating a heroic figure out of Manto’s flaws. Incorporating some of his popular stories into the narrative, Das created a world that beautifully merged Manto’s fact and fiction. In a conversation […]