Monthly archives: October 2015

Camphor: This is how you can use its medicinal benefits to the fullest

Camphor, known as ‘kapur’ in Hindi, is commonly used in Indian households. It is of two types – the edible camphor and the synthetically made camphor. Whether for religious ceremonies, as a room freshener, or in the form of an essential oil, the strong fragrance of camphor is loaded with healing properties, while also being known for spreading positivity. Camphor used to be made by distilling the bark and wood […]

Chhota Rajan 'betrayed by cook': After gangster's arrest in Bali, his aides lift the lid on the fall of Dawood's nemesis

His close aides betrayed him and his cook tipped off D-company about his whereabouts, leading to an attack on him in a Sydney café in July this year. Somehow, he managed to escape. But the attack made underworld don Chhota Rajan realise it was time for him to stop being on the run, two of his associates told Mail Today over the phone. Acting on a Red Corner notice issued […]

What Is Chronic Inflammation? Do You Have It?

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s biological response of attempting to protect itself. It aims to remove harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells and irritants; this is the first step of the healing process. Inflammations triggers a response from the immune system, initial inflammation is beneficial for protection, but a lot of the time inflammation can lead to further inflammation which is bad. The five signs to look […]

When Will Women Start Getting The Same Pay As Men?

As we continue with our series on women centric issues and the problems they want to addressed, this is one aspect that is not just an India centric issue. Yes I am speaking on gender gap in paychecks. You might have heard the celebrities across Hollywood and Bollywood demanding for equal pay, sags about how the heroes consistently command a higher pay but surprisingly, this story remains the same even […]

Geeta, Stuck in Pakistan for Over 10 Years, Boards Plane for Delhi

Geeta, dressed in a red and white salwar kameez, her head covered with a dupatta, smiled as she boarded a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Karachi on Monday morning.  In a few hours the 23-year-old will land in Delhi to be re-united with her family after 11 years. Geeta is hearing and speech impaired. She has lived in Pakistan ever since she accidentally crossed the border as a child. Earlier […]

Macau high-speed ferry accident leaves more than 120 hurt

HONG KONG: Hong Kong authorities say more than 120 people were injured when a high-speed ferry coming from the Asian gambling hub of Macau slammed into an object in the water. Firefighters said the hydrofoil carrying 163 passengers and 11 crew hit an unidentified object off a small island in Hong Kong’s western waters Sunday evening. The Hospital Authority said 124 people were hurt, 5 of them critically. TV news […]

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done

As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work. What’s the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work—at least, in the traditional sense. Rascoff says: “I never go into the office on weekends, but I do […]

Stunning sight in the skies as Venus, Mars and Jupiter all cross paths at the same time (But you'll have to get up at 5 am to see it)

Venus, Jupiter and Mars will cross paths in ‘planetary trio’ spectacle Will not happen again until 2021 because of the planets’ different speeds The rare phenomenon is best viewed an hour before sunrise, around 5am It will require an exceptionally early start, but it is so rare this is the last time it will happen until 2021. Venus, Jupiter and Mars, all pursuing their ordinary orbits around the sun, will […]

Apply for Facebook Graduate fellowship programme

Applications are invited for the 2016-2017 Facebook Graduate Fellowship Programme. It is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research. Winners of the fellowship are entitled to a two-year fellowship including payment of tuition fees for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, a $37,000 (more than Rs. 24 lakh) unrestricted grant, ­opportunities for paid internships, and a visit to Facebook’s headquarters in […]

Eat red meat? You could die younger, because of cancer

India’s increasingly shrill anti-beef lobby is likely to get support from unexpected quarters this week with the World Health Organisation (WHO) putting processed red meat in the same category of cancer-causing substances as arsenic, plutonium and tobacco. While processed staples such as bacon, sausages and salami will find place among things “carcinogenic to humans” because of their confirmed link with bowel cancer, unprocessed red meat — all fresh cuts of […]