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Melbourne: The unexpected first-round fall of Nick Kyrgios, the 14th-ranked erratic Australian genius who plays more with pique than passion, has created a pall of gloom in this sport-loving country where to win is everything. The 1-6, 6-7 (7-1),6-4, 6-2, 10-8 loss to 89th-ranked Italian Andreas Seppi in a raucous five-setter at the cavernous Hisense tennis arena of the Australian Open again send up theories of how Kyrgios has to conquer his mind before he can break into the top 10, let alone replace Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray at the top.

Mumbai: In its 18th year, Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) on Wednesday unveiled its line-up of shows, designers and creative presentations and concepts -- which promote creativity and diversity -- in a digital curtain raiser for its Summer/Resort 2017 edition on its social media portals.

Washington D.C: A study reveals that pregnant women over 35 years old are more likely to have complications during delivery due to delayed and longer labour stages as their uterus can contract. The findings, published in the journal of Physiology, suggest that older women are also more at risk of requiring a caesarean section or instrumented delivery (e.g., with forceps), suggesting there may be issues with the way their uterus can contract during labour.

   Washington D.C: Desperate to recapture their lover's attention, envious adults are more likely to splash out on flashy, designer goods, claims study. Researcher Xun (Irene) Huang, PhD, and team conducted a series of five different experiments, and the results revealed that feelings of jealousy increase the desire for eye-catching products--such as a bright colored coat instead of a dull-colored one, or a T-shirt with a big logo design versus a low-key design. A summary of their findings is available online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology.

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Are you finding yourself having less discussions with your partner or thinking of an extra-marital relationship? If so, it's time to consult a marriage counsellor, suggests an expert. Anil Sethi, a relationship counsellor and motivational speaker, has shared possibilities when you should seek a professional's help in your marriage.

New York: Despite its harmful effects, the use of hookah has increased in the US and is being promoted through Instagram, a study has found. The study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) noted that as cigarette use declined between 2005 and 2015 in the US, hookah use has increased. According to the study, Instagram's focus on images facilitates picture-based advertising where hookah lounges promote drink specials at the same time nightclubs promote hookah specials.

Los Angeles: Socialite and former reality TV star Paris Hilton recently had a wardrobe malfunction while enjoying a date with a mystery man. While walking along a beach with her friend, her maxi dress got caught in the breeze and she ended up flashing her private parts, reports mirror.co.uk. Despite the incident, the star, who hadn't worn an underwear, maintained her composure and seemed more interested in snuggling up to her companion. The pair shared a kiss as they waited around on the shore, before enjoying an intimate cuddle.

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London: Pregnant women over 35 years old are more likely to have complications at birth due to physiological as well as cellular changes that take place in the body of women as they age, a study has found. These changes cause contraction in the structure of the uterus which further delays and causes longer labour stages, fuelling birth complications, the researchers said. 

 It's time to look forward to statement sleeves, banker stripes and fashion picks from the 1980s this season, says an expert. Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist at Voonik, shares the trends that will make it big.  * Ruffles: Ruffles will be the trend of 2017. It gives a romantic vibe to your outfit. It is time to go for structured high-fashion ruffles with wearability. * Belts: Another trend not to be missed are the belts that flatter your waist. It gives an extra edge to your outfit. 

Washington D.C: Now smartphones can help you treat your depression and anxiety. Researchers from Northwestern University in the United States found that 13 speedy mini-apps called 'IntelliCare' significantly reduced 50 percent depression and anxiety in participants, who used the apps on their smartphones up to four times a day using psychotherapy or with antidepressant medication. The study was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

New Delhi: In a city known as a gastronomical heaven with so many multi-cuisine outlets, it is difficult to find delightful fine diners hinging on the concept of comfort foods. There are a couple of them that now offer such heartening fare, and adding to the lot is the newly-launched Capital Kitchen that has replaced Kafe Fontana at the poolside of the Taj Palace Hotel.

Bengaluru: Tusker 'Ranga', infamous for raiding crops, is still loved by people, who are now demanding his release. Ranga was captured following an operation of the forest department to capture marauding jumbos. The department is now planning to tame and use Ranga for Dasara procession, which is being opposed by some activists. 

Among the many tales that celebrate Tulu ‘bhoota’ worship culture, the story of Ajji Berentholu is much famed for her devotion to Koteda Babbu. In fact, Ajji Berentholu was a contemporary to Kachchuura Maldi or Malathi, mother of Koteda Babbu. She belonged to Mundala caste. Story has it that an orphan baby from Mundala caste named Malathi was nurtured by Sirikonda Ullalthi and Kodange Bannara. With the help of spiritual power, she gives birth to a son who later comes to be known as Koteda Babbu. Ajji Berentholu was aware of it and she longed to see him.

The InnerWheel is a wonderful international social service organisation which gives women a platform to build new friendships, promote understanding and help those in need. Being part of the organisation since 2004, I have been enjoying a lot of opportunities with responsibilities.

Panjurli, like other bhootas, are revered in coastal Karnataka. It has a special significance in Tuluva culture and tradition. There are various forms of Panjurli bhootas including Malara Panjurli, Orte Panjurli, Varnara Panjurli, Potta Panjurli among others.

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