Life & Style

  • Peepal tree boosts O2 level in Agra village
    Agra, May 24 (IANS) A new initiative has been launched in Naubri village in Agra (Uttar Pradesh) to prevent deaths due to lack of oxygen during the Covid-19 crisis. It highlights the importance of oxygen produced while sitting under a peepal tree here. The people living in the village are not only realising the significance of the tree to protect themselves from Covid-19 infection but are also joining yoga and meditation classes in the morning. The villagers believe that people suff
  • Madurai airport to furnish report on mid-air joy ride by marriage party
    Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The director of Madurai airport, S. Senthil Valavan, said on Monday that the airport is conducting a detailed inquiry into a post-wedding joy ride by a marriage party onboard a SpiceJet aircraft that off from the Madurai International Airport on Sunday. "We are conducting a detailed inquiry into the incident and a report on the same will be submitted in a day or two," Valavan said. The post-wedding joy ride has also put SpiceJet in a spot with vid
  • Is there a link between nutrition and skin ageing?
    New Delhi, May 24 (IANSlife) There is a whole gamut of skincare products available right now online and in stores that might give our skin the glow, shine, anti-ageing, smoothness that we all crave. But, what happens when we stop using these products? Many of us have an endless list of skin concerns like pigmentation, others about dryness or oiliness, or pimples, or allergies. However, as you grow older, one of the best ways to take care of your skin is to focus on what you eat, rather
  • Fiction flourishes in contradiction: Pak author Mira Sethi
    New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In a country where assertive self-expression can be frowned upon, how to be yourself? Maybe through sneaky networks of solidarity, by improvising identities as one navigates life... While many of the characters in author Mira Sethi's debut story collection 'Are you Enjoying?' (Bloomsbury India) are professional performers, even those who are not, can be skilled chameleons. "To live in a society with strong views about what constitutes 
  • Sonu Sood announces oxygen plants in Andhra Pradesh
    Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood took to social media on Saturday to announce that he would be setting up a couple of oxygen plants in Andhra Pradesh in June. "Very happy to announce that the first set of my oxygen plants will be set up at Kurnool Government Hospital and one at District Hospital, Atmakur, Nellore, AP in the month of June! This would be followed by setting more plants in the other needy states! Time to support rural India," Sonu Sood tweeted. The ac
  • Can gardening be an effective way to fight depression?
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANSlife) While it may sound weird to tell people with depression to go outside and garden, there is a considerable amount of clinical evidence which suggests that spending time with plants improves our mental health, particularly depression. Even spending time with indoor plants works wonders to alleviate both mental and physical stress in people of all ages. Vinayak Garg, Founder, Lazy Gardener says: "Many researchers have found that gardening or ï&iqu
  • ‘I was afraid’: Prince Harry, Oprah discuss mental health
    NEW YORK, May 21 (AP) — For Harry, returning to London to attend Prince Philip’s funeral last month meant once more facing a place where he felt trapped and hunted by cameras. It would be a test of his ability to cope with the anxiety that was bubbling up again. “I was worried about it, I was afraid,” Harry told The Associated Press during a recent joint interview with Oprah Winfrey to promote a mental-health series they co-created and co-executive produced f
  • Juhi Parmar shares do's and don'ts while dealing with Covid patients
    Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Television actress Juhi Parmar, whose mother had tested Covid positive recently, has shared a few do's and don'ts to be kept in mind while dealing with those who contract the virus. "Covid-19 has scared us and this time around the second wave in India is really deadly, and has hit us either close to home or right at home. In my case, unfortunately my mom tested positive and then started the 15-day journey of isolation. But with the isolation and me
  • The song that is inspiration for many in Covid times
    Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) 'Tera Mujhse hai pehle tha nata koi' - this Kishore Kumar-Sushma Srestha's romantic duet sung by a son to his mother few hours before she lost her battle to Covid in a private hospital in Kolkata, is now becoming inspiration to many who want to give their loved ones a poetic farewell. Sohom Chatterjee - the 24-year-old youngster who inspired the world in an unconventional way to immortalize death is mulling to create a platform for the bereaved.
  • Pune teen's stunning pics of moon wow social media
    Pune (Maharashtra), May 20 (IANS) Stunning photographs of the Moon, painstakingly shot by a 16-year schoolboy from Pune have gone viral on social media platforms and earning him accolades from all over, here on Wednesday. The lad, Prathamesh Jaju is also an amateur astronomer and astro-photographer, studying in Vidya Bhavan High School in Class X. Last fortnight, on May 3, he captured thousands of images of Moon from 1am-5 am, and then spent another 40 hours processing them for t
  • Man opens Covid care centre in Bihar after sister's death
    Begusarai, May 18 (IANS) A man in Bihar's Begusarai district has set up a 30-oxygen bed facility in his school, converting it into a Covid care centre, following the death of his sister. The district administration has also deputed doctors and nurses in different shifts there. Suman Thakur, the sister of Pankaj Kumar Singh, died of Covid-19 on April 24. Singh said that his sister tested positive for the infection on April 24 and was admitted to the hospital. He decided to stay i
  • Groom goes missing, bride marries one of the baraatis
    Kanpur (UP), May 18 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, the bride got married to one of the 'baraatis' (member of the marriage party from the groom's side) after the groom disappeared mysteriously from the wedding venue. The incident took place two days ago in Maharajpur area. According to reports, the 'jaimala' (exchange of garlands ) ceremony had taken place and the families were preparing for the main wedding ceremony when the groom suddenly disappeared. Both
  • Senior journalist and anchor Jayanti Waghdhare to head Planet Marathi's social media
    Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Planet Marathi has been the prime focus of attention in the Marathi entertainment space. Ever since the launch of Planet Marathi OTT - the world's first-ever exclusively Marathi OTT platform -- Marathi film and entertainment bigwigs have flocked to their nest. With various big names getting onboard the brand, now a new name is being associated with Planet Marathi. Popular senior journalist and alumnus of the company Zee Media Corporation Limited now joins Plan
  • Covid positive Telangana youth spends 11 days on tree
    Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) An 18-year-old youth in Telangana spent 11 days on a tree after testing positive for Covid-19 as he could not isolate himself in his small home. Fearing that he might infect his parents and sister if he stays in the house, Ramawat Shiva Naik set up his own innovative 'isolation facility' on a tree near the house. A resident of Kothanandikonda village in Adavidevulapally mandal of Nalgonda district, Shiva is an engineering student at college in Hyd
  • Microsoft board wanted Bill Gates to resign amid alleged 'affair'
    San Francisco, May 17 (IANS) Some of the Microsoft board members last year wanted Bill Gates to step down amid an internal investigation into his alleged affair with an employee, The Wall Street Journal reported. Gates finally resigned from the Microsoft board in March 2020 before the investigation had been completed, the report said on Sunday. "Microsoft received a concern in the latter half of 2019 that Bill Gates sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company
  • Madhuri Dixit: Wear your masks and get vaccinated as soon as possible
    Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit Nene took to social media on Sunday to express gratitude and share her love with her fans, followers, friends and industry colleagues for their wishes on her birthday. Madhuri, who celebrated her her 54th birthday on Saturday, took to Facebook on Sunday to post a video thanking everyone for their warm wishes. At the same time, the actress reminded everyone to wear their masks and get vaccinated at the earliest keeping in mind the di
  • At 16, ruling the violin's 4 strings and teaching students
    New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) At the age of 16, she may have won major honours -- from performing in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th anniversary, winning the Bala Pratibha Award, and honours by Kalasagaram, Rasika Ranjana Sabha and Madras Music Academy; but violinist VSP Gayatri Sivani maintains that she never feels 'left out' from what youngsters her age enjoy. Someone who has already started teaching students and helped them participate in compe
  • Live streaming on Facebook helps man, minor child reunite with family in Kolkata
    Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) In a heartwarming news amid the gloom brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, a 42-year-old man and his seven-month-old child were reunited with their family in Kolkata after a live streaming on Facebook showed them wandering aimlessly in the Bhowanipur area of the city. The man, who was later identified as Anirban Mukherjee, had developed some mental complications and had walked out of his house in Kankurgachi in North Kolkata on Thursday morning. "We
  • Celebrating the spirit of nursing
    New Delhi, May 13 (IANSlife) Recognising nurses are the indispensable warriors of India's fight against the Coronavirus, medical institutions across the country paid special tributes to nurses and lauded their efforts to mark the International Nurses Day on May 12. Nurses are at the cutting edge of battling the ongoing pandemic, making the most of their calibre and providing selfless care, said Madhumita Dhall, Director of Nursing at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute And Research Ce
  • 90% feel video calls help them combat loneliness: Report
    New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Around 90 per cent of respondents feel that video calls have helped them to combat feelings of loneliness amid the pandemic, a report said on Tuesday. The survey conducted by video-conferencing platform Zoom in collaboration with Qualtrics Research also revealed that 50 per cent of respondents have used video calls for business purposes. And over half of them (52 per cent) appreciate having a choice between virtual and physical meetings as they feel "