Monthly archives: March 2017

Do you have trouble sleeping? This ancient ayurvedic herb may help you

Do you often toss and turn late in the night trying to sleep? Try Ashwagandha, an ancient Indian herb that has been used for centuries in Ayurveda to promote sound sleep, say researchers. The study showed that an active component of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) leaves — triethylene glycol (TEG) — significantly induces sleep, and could revolutionise the natural plant-based therapies for insomnia and sleep related disorders, said Mahesh K. Kaushik […]

Poorna movie review: An inspiring tale of a braveheart

How far will one go to achieve what they want in life? Self discovery is the primary subject of the film Poorna. Rahul Bose who last directed ‘Everybody Says I’m Fine!’ in 2001,  has come up with a true story which is not a bit less than a magical cinematic experience. Poorna (Aditi Inamdar) lives a miserable life in a small village of Telangana. She dreams to educate herself and […]

Eat peanuts with your meals to prevent heart attack risk

Eating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke, an international team of researchers has found. After a meal, there is a spike in blood lipids, and triglycerides — a type of fat found in the bloodstream — which stiffen arteries and lead to cardiovascular disease. The findings showed that healthy men who ate about three ounces of peanuts with a high-fat […]

Durga Saptashati: How a centuries-old epic shaped the spiritual backbone of Navratri

Navratri (nine nights) is a festival that honours the indomitable Divine Feminine. (The three most commonly known and revered forms being Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati). There are four navratis (1) during the course of a year; the most popular and widespread of these is the Ashwin Navratri which usually comes in the months of September/October and is synonymous with the worship of Maa Durga (2), as she is fondly called. Chaitra […]


Maatr’ trailer: Raveena Tandon’s film tackles the grim subject of rape

After her cameo in the forgettable ‘Bombay Velvet’, Raveena Tandon is returning to the big screen with the hard-hitting ‘Maatr’ that deals with the grim subject of rape. The trailer dropped online on Thursday afternoon and tells the heart-wrenching story of a mother who sets out to avenge her daughter’s death. The film is set in Delhi and sees Raveena playing Vidya, who is left shattered after her daughter Tia’s […]

10 Unbelievable Health Benefits of Tomatoes That Should Make Them A Part Of Your Daily Diet

Almost every day we consume it and is the most widely used fruit in our kitchens, but we are hardly aware of its magical qualities. Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals, a single tomato can provide almost 40% of the daily vitamin C requirement. Just one serving a day of tomatoes can have an incredible effect on your health. After knowing the following benefits of this fruit you would […]


A Ghost Story trailer: You’ll be talking about this Casey Affleck film for days

Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck star in the romantic drama A Ghost Story, in which Affleck’s character dies and comes back as a ghost to help his former partner get over the loss. The thing is that when she does move on, he’s stuck with nothing to do. In 2016, Rooney Mara was Academy Award nominated for her supporting role in Carol and Casey Affleck won Best Actor for his […]

Lights Out For Delhi's Regal Theatre With Raj Kapoor's 'Sangam'

Raj Kapoor’s classics “Mera Naam Joker” and “Sangam” will be the last two movies to be screened at the iconic Regal theatre as it brings the curtains down tomorrow after an eight-decade-long golden run. Situated in Connaught Place area of the central Delhi, Regal was designed by architect Walter Sykes George and opened in 1932. Vishal Choudhary, one of the owners of the theatre, says they decided to screen Kapoor’s […]

Meet the first woman field officer of the BSF in its 51 years of existence

After 51 years of existence, the Border Security Force (BSF) has made history by appointing its first woman field officer. Tanushree Pareek, a 25-year-old from Bikaner, Rajasthan, became the first woman to join the BSF in the officer rank. She had been selected after clearing the all-India examination conducted by UPSC in 2014. She had to undergo 52 weeks of an intensive training programme that comprised of training, intelligence gathering, […]

Mompreneurs – Single Women on a Mission

By Gemini Dhar (Take Charge expert and author) Single women, yes. But by choice or compulsion or fate? Being single or becoming single after years of marriage is a rising trend. The relationships of yesteryears when men and women stuck together through thick and thin or tolerated each other till death is now history. Modern-day girls, women, and even grandmoms are learning and earning. Some of them are doing it […]