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Positive thinking is bound to crash

There is a lot of teaching out there about positive thinking and how it can transform your life. Yet, there is something about people who are always repeating positive affirmations that seem shallow. Is it that simple? Can positive thinking help you get rid of karma, or at least keep you from creating more karma? Sadhguru says the reason these people have lost depth to their life is that they […]

Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou from US and Donna Strickland from Canada awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou from the US and Donna Strickland from Canada were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Physics 2018 for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics with one half to Arthur Ashkin and the other half jointly to Gerard Mourou and Donna […]

 
 
 

Kangana Ranaut's "Manikarnika" teaser

The ‘queen’ of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut is ready to entice the viewers with her powerful act in ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. The film is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and presents the story of her valour and courage. It has been directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlmudi.  Kangana plays the titular role of freedom fighter Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. ‘Manikarnika” The Queen of Jhansi’ will hit […]

The value of emptiness

I am sitting here with a hot cup of tea in my left hand. I cannot drink it. It is hot, so I have to wait. Before me is a loaf of banana bread with a knife and a spoon on it. We are waiting for friends to come, so it is not cut. On my right side is a wicker basket beautifully made by some Chinese people. It is […]

Indian-origin teen wins social progress ‘Oscar’

Her #FreePeriods campaign that brought her granddad and 2,000 other protestors on Downing Street in the UK in December 2017 to demand free sanitary products for poor girls in school won 18-year-old Amika George one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress. The other awards at the ceremony in New York on Tuesday night went to Nadia Murad, 24, a Yazidi survivor […]

 
 
 

Dhruv Vikram's "Varma" teaser

The teaser of director Bala’s upcoming film Varma was released on Sunday. The film, which is a remake of Vijay Deverakonda starrer Arjun Reddy (2016), marks the screen debut of actor Vikram’s son Dhruv, who will be seen as a self-indulgent lover. The massive success of Arjun Reddy in Telugu made Vijay Deverakonda an overnight sensation. And besides Tamil, the film is also being remade in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor […]

Kitchen is the best hospital, food the best medicine

“Finding a cure is always less lucrative than finding a treatment.” As science and technology grow at an exponential pace, it is pretty obvious that drugs and treatments will remain heavily incentivised. It is an unfortunate reality that our pharmaceutical companies have been prioritising expensive drugs over cure. At a time when medical expenditure is becoming a major worry and is found to have a significant influence on social security […]

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday. The link remained even after heavy drinking, smoking and other well established risk factors for dementia were ruled out, the researchers reported in medical journal BMJ Open. Worldwide, about seven percent of people over 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia, a percentage that rises to 40 percent above […]

6 Harmful Effects Of Cellphones That You Should Be Mindful Of

An increasing dependence on smartphones leads to the fear of missing out and the need to constantly stay connected. This causes stress and anxiety. Prolonged use of your phone can cause depression, lower your concentration, and hamper your academic performance. It also hampers your vision, worsens your posture, and disrupt sleep. We live in a world full of people who are, more often than not, glued to their cell phones. […]

Experts reveal how you can tackle insomnia

Good sleep hygiene and a specific kind of talk therapy may help people create good bedtime habits. People who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep may want to seek advice from a doctor and avoid long-term use of sleeping pills, medical experts advise. Good sleep hygiene and a specific kind of talk therapy may help people create good bedtime habits and figure out why they’re not sleeping well, the […]