• How walnuts can help control appetite

    New York: Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, shed light on how walnuts discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. "We ...

  • Today's youth understand fabric: Ritu Kumar

    Mumbai: Ace designer Ritu Kumar, who has been an epitome of handloom fashion in India, says that the current generation of Indian youth definitely understands fabric but the only thing they do not understand is that why "it needs to be complicated"."We tried and tested handful of youths and their fa...

  • For dancer Uma Sharma, kathak is all about Lord Krishna

    New Delhi: If dance is about inspiration, then for renowned Kathak dancer Uma Sharma it has always been Lord Krishna who continues to motivate her. For the past 30 years, Sharma has been presenting the "raas leela" of Vrindavan through dance. "Kathak is 'katha kahe so kathak kehlawa'; the dance form...

  • My work highlights beauty of life amidst violence: Artist Seema Kohli

    Bengaluru: Renowned artist Seema Kohli says that at a time when there is so much hatred and violence in the world, she likes her work "to depict the beauty in life". "There are many artists who take to dissent through their work, reflecting on the negativity in the world. But I am an artist who must...

  • Bengal transwomen on track to become paramedics

    Kolkata: Twenty-four-year-old Jiya was once forced to dance at gunpoint. Now the plucky transwoman from West Bengal is blazing a trail of success as a trainee in an operation theatre (OT) technician's course. Thanks to a collective effort by queer activists, social workers and healthcare experts, al...

  • 'Dahi Handi' celebrated with nationalistic flavour in Maharashtra

    Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour on Tuesday and was followed by colourful 'Dahi Handi' with a distinct national flavour by thousands of Govindas all over Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.With the bar on h...

  • Creating pride, celebrating unity in diversity: The anthems of a new India

    It may be tough for creative professionals to display their prowess unhindered for a government-sponsored project with a host of rules, regulations and red-tape to adhere to, but, given a visionary Prime Minister, not impossible. As we learn, Rajiv Gandhi deserves credit for giving India two stirrin...

  • What do boys think?

    I was doing my second year of undergrads when a teacher decided that our class had to attend a compulsory sex orientation program. So, one hazy day when our class was gradually waking up to the buzz of morning coffee, in walked an elderly man, hauling rolled up charts twice his size into our unusual...

  • Highway to paradise: The beaches of Uttara Kannada

    The beaches of Karwar (Uttara Kannada district) in Karnataka, which has Goa as its border, have been attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world since decades. The beach at the district headquarters was described by Rabindranath Tagore thus: "The sea beach of Karwar is certainly a fit ...

  • Judging books by their names: A trip through tantalising titles

    "Conquering kings their titles take.." begins a Christian hymn, but what about those of books that demand you take a second look at them for something inviting, intriguing, or even incongruous in their name. While an indirect, rather fanciful title is now the norm, even among them, some have an edge...

  • Through the virgin woods: A road less travelled in the Mizo hills

    Aizawl (Mizoram): Can discomfort be fun? Why not, if it propels an unmatched adrenaline rush as you lay your heart open to the benign indifference of nature? And where? In the virgin woods of the Mizo hills, one of the least explored belts in the northeastern part of India.That "all the difference" ...

  • Common soap chemical exposure during pregnancy may harm babies in womb

    New York: Exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemical common in personal care products like soaps and lotions as well as in the medical field, during pregnancy may be bad for babies in womb, suggests new research. TCC is among the top 10 most commonly detected w...