• Let your child come into the world to secure the entire family

    By Mayur Abhaya SrisrimalChennai: Most of the time parents are faced with myriad decisions for their newborns. One of them is whether to preserve their baby's umbilical cord stem cells. It's a decision most parents-to-be consider, weighing the cost against the potential future benefits which might h...

  • Indian graphic novel pioneer puts Goa's iconic Portuguese-era Friday market on 'map'

    Panaji: Noted artist Orijit Sen's game-based installation of a popular Portuguese-era Friday market at Mapusa town in North Goa, where heaps of colourful spices often contest with stacks of fresh slaughtered pork for attention, will feature in the Serendipity Arts festival due to be held in Goa late...

  • Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

    Bengaluru: The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table. 'Cafestol', a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study carried out by a team of s...

  • Alcohol may boost foreign language skills

    London: Struggling to gain efficiency in foreign language? According to a study, drinking a pint of beer may help you learn the new tongue much better. Researchers said it was well known that alcohol impairs cognitive, motor functions as well as executive mental functions, which include the abi...

  • Living near woods may cut stress, make brain healthy

    London: People who build their homes in the lap of mother nature may have a healthier brain and may be at lower risk of developing stress-related depression and anxiety disorders than those living near the urban green or wasteland, a research says. The findings showed that city dwellers are at ...

  • Avoid make-up products, anti-acne creams during pregnancy

    New Delhi: Expectant mothers in their first trimester must not use any sort of cosmetics, cleaning agents and medicines to protect the fetal brain development from chemicals that can trigger autism and health of the baby. Stay away from make-up products like lipsticks, lipbalms and anti-acne creams,...

  • In Kashmir, two women combat menstrual taboo, unhygienic practices

    By Sarwar Kashani Kupwara(Jammu and Kashmir): Growing up in a society that stigmatises menstruation, two women social entrepreneurs in this border village of Jammu and Kashmir are battling the taboos attached to what is a routine biological process. They are not only creating awareness but also...

  • Winning Grammy more helpful to young pop culture artists: Guitarist Steve Vai

    New Delhi: Globally popular rock guitarist Steve Vai, who has won three Grammy Awards, feels he has "lived a charmed musical career". He says winning the honour is good for updating one's resume, but it isn't an important stepping stone for rock bands in the music world. He says the honour has ...

  • 'Husain's marketing strategy was a coup of sorts'

    New Delhi: The barefoot "Picasso" of Indian art, Maqbool Fida Husain, apart from being a versatile artist, was also an astute marketing guru, reveals a biography by Ila Pal, who shared an enduring five-decade-long friendship with the late artist. According to Pal's book "Husain: Portrait of an ...

  • Try these sweet recipes for Diwali

    Gurugram: Traditional sweets are of the essence when it comes to Diwali and the celebrations are simply incomplete without home-cooked stuff. This time celebrate the festival by indulging in some sweet and tasty treats. Here are some mouth-watering recipes by Chef Sudipta Saha, The Pllazio Hote...

  • Diwali gift from scientists: Cosmic clues to gold's origin

    By Sahana Ghosh & Gokul BhagabatiKolkata/New Delhi: Celebrating Dhanteras? Have you ever wondered where did the gold in your jewellery come from? A cosmic cooking pot may hold the answer.This emerged when scientists detected for the first time light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to ...

  • Five tips to start your new online business this Diwali

    By Anurag AvulaDiwali is a great time to start your new online business or to take your existing business online.So what is your next step? You've created your online store, taken some amazing photos of your products and activated an appropriate payment platform. Congratulations, you are up and runn...