Monthly archives: March 2016

What Are The Effects Of Loneliness On Your Health?

Humans are social animals, who rely on a safe, secure, social surrounding to survive and thrive. However, each of us is capable of feeling lonely. Loneliness is actually a state of mind associated with the feeling of sadness or distress about being by yourself or feeling disconnected from the world around you. It is both complex and unique to each individual. Loneliness has become an invisible epidemic affecting millions of […]


First Bridget Jones’ Baby trailer: The bumbling romantic is back

Bridget Jones, the fictional bumbling Londoner obsessed with her love life, is back, this time pregnant as well as with more men woes, in a new trailer for the latest film based on the hugely popular novels. Fans got a first glimpse of Bridget Jones’s Baby with a two-minute trailer released on Wednesday, showing Oscar winner Renee Zellweger returning as the much-loved, weight-fixated singleton, now in her 40s. Beginning with […]

Holi celebrated for the first time at Canada’s Parliament

A splash of colour doused the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa as it witnessed the first ever celebration of Holi at the seat of the country’s government. The festival of colours arrived at the parliament complex on Thursday the initiative of Chandra Arya, the Liberal Party MP from Nepean, an Ottawa riding (as constituencies are called in Canada), with the involvement of the Indian high commission. More than 300 people participated […]

Humble Haldi Can Help Fight Deadly Tuberculosis

Turmeric, an essential ingredient that spices up a curry, may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis, new research has found. Turmeric is already used to treat many health conditions and it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and perhaps even anti-cancer properties, the study pointed out. Researchers have now found that by stimulating human immune cells called macrophages, curcumin – a substance in turmeric — was able to successfully remove Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative bacterium […]

Want to live longer? It’s about time you switched to Japanese diet

So you think Sushi is your answer for food which is low on calories (and hence helps you stay slim) yet quick on the palate? Of course you are. Now, the good news is it also helps you live longer. According to a new study, close adherence to Japanese diet can reduce the risk of death from all causes including death from cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke. The study suggests that […]

India Water Week begins Apr 8, aims 'Water for All'

Around 1,500 delegates from the country and abroad will participate in the fourth ‘India Water Week’ from 4 to 8 April to discuss water conservation, augmentation of groundwater and irrigation management, Union minister Uma Bharti said today. To be organised by Water Resources Ministry in partnership with Israel and five states Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Telangana under the theme “Water for all: Striving Together”, the event will be inaugurated […]

Hyderabad University on the boil: Will address students if police allows, says Kanhaiya Kumar

Tension mounted in Hyderabad Central University following the resumption of duty by controversial Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile with authorities on Wednesday barring outsiders from entering the campus and classes being suspended for four days. “In view of the situation, classes are suspended from March 23 to 26. We have taken a decision not to allow any outsider, including mediapersons and political parties, on the campus,” Registrar M Sudhakar told […]


The Jungle Book’: Get nostalgic – ‘Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai’ track is out!

This track is bound to make you nostalgic. If you grew up in the 1990s, then here’s an absolutely delightful treat to your ears. Walk down the memory lane by reminiscing glorious moments of your childhood by listening to ‘Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai’ from ‘The Jungle Book’. Legendary lyricist Gulzar and Vishal Bharadwaj have teamed up once again to recreate the same old magic. Check out the brand new […]

Blasts, blood and chaos as terror visits Brussels, at least 34 killed

Three explosions ripped through the international airport and a metro station in Brussels on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people in apparently coordinated strikes four days after a key suspect in last year’s Paris attacks was arrested in the city. Two blasts targeted the main hall of Zaventem Airport at 8am (0700 GMT), and another went off at the Maalbeek metro station near the European Union’s main buildings while commuters […]