Life & Style

  • A dog witnesses Chamoli rescue op in hope to find missing puppies
    New Delhi, February 14 (PTI): It stands at a distance watching soundlessly as multiple teams work to reach those buried under mounds of debris and is sometimes heard breaking into howls of anguish -- a canine sentinel watching the rescue mission in its search for its missing puppies. The hours have stretched into days of endless waiting and clinging on to the tenuous hope that those buried when flash floods devastated the Alaknanda river system exactly a week ago will be rescued.
  • Love, dating and marriage in 2021: Here's what Indian singles feel
    New Delhi, February 14 (IANSlife): Millennials today are waiting to fall in love with a partner of their choice who shares their vibe and is on the same wavelength. Moreover, they are willing to step out of their comfort zones but that doesn't necessarily transcend into changing themselves completely to cater to what society at large and their family/friends want them to be like, says a relationship expert Rachna Khanna Singh. According to a recent study by dating app OkCupid, 6
  • Times have changed so much: Neena Gupta on women being decision makers
    New Delhi, February 13 (IANSlife) :"Times have changed so much from when I was a young woman making her way in the world, I was called fiercely independent and many other things," recalls veteran Bollywood actress Neena Gupta. "Today women express their opinions at home, bring forward their perspectives to the table in a conference room, own their decisions wherever they go and it's absolutely normal," said Neena, who along with actor Swanand Kirkire would be
  • Tanvi Azmi: At home I tend to create a lot of drama
    New Delhi, February 13 (IANS): Veteran actress Tanvi Azmi feels women are not allowed to show their vulnerabilities and imperfections, and talks of the need to get to a place where they don't have to prove a point to anybody and get comfortable with it. "The point is women are not allowed to show their vulnerabilities, their imperfections, they have to be in charge (always)... (There is a thing) inculcated in our upbringing that ‘you have to be sensible'. I just f
  • A true story of love lost & found in WWII
    New Delhi, February 12 (IANS): "Raj & Norah" is not only a thrilling account of love found, lost and reclaimed in the midst of World War II, it is also a story of two extraordinary individuals battling against their circumstances and what fate has in store for them. When World War II broke out in 1939, twenty-year-old Rajendra Kohli was studying chemistry at college in England. Soon, however, he decided to volunteer for the war effort against Germany and joined the arm
  • Women career scientists still face gender bias: UNESCO
    New Delhi, February 12 (IANSlife): Women still account for only 28 per cent of engineering graduates and 40 per cent of graduates in computer science and informatics, said a forthcoming UNESCO Science Report, A chapter on gender in science from the report, called 'To be Smart the Digital Revolution will Need to be Inclusive', was published on International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and highlights that women are not benefitting fully from employment opportunities ope
  • A culinary guide from India's Eastern hills
    New Delhi, February 9 (IANSlife): "Spiced, Smoked, Pickled, Preserved: Recipes and Reminiscences from Indias Eastern Hills", a new book by Indranee Ghosh, is a delectable collection of stories with over 75 recipes from India's eastern hills including North Bengal, Gangtok and Shillong for food enthusiasts to savour. Published by Hachette India, the 248-page book brings together charming vignettes from her youth in the densely forested Khasi Hills and then in Bengal'
  • Nature becomes muse in these online exhibitions
    New Delhi, February 8 (IANSlife): Beginning February 2021, The Art Platform (TAP) India is hosting new exhibitions by six galleries, along with selected works under a new section on the website called TAP Showcase. The section is now featuring an exhibition titled 'Trees: Nature and Imagination' curated by Mitch Crites and Minhazz Mazumdar. The show explores the versatility of trees both as form and as muse for artists across time and space. This show explores the versatilit
  • How helpful are early management skills for children
    New Delhi, February 7 (IANSlife) Kids in their formative years are inquisitive and highly adaptive to challenging situations, it is their zeal to learn something new that keeps them on their toes. When it comes to managerial skills, it's not something which one can learn by memorising any theory or by just sticking to a time table. These skills are more extensive and vary from person to person upon their regular habits and schedules. "This is why children in the age group o
  • Hunter Biden's moving memoir of descent into and ascent from substance abuse
    New Delhi, February 7 (IANS): Hunter Biden, the second son of US President Joe Biden from his first wife Nellia Hunter Biden, spent decades struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. "There's addiction in every family. I was in that darkness. I was in that tunnel – it's a never-ending tunnel. You don't get rid of it. You figure out how to deal with it," he told Wilmington's "The News-Journal" two years ago. Now, he explains just how he d
  • Kritika Kamra: Digital medium gave writers great platform to build stronger narratives
    Mumbai, February 5 (IANS): Kritika Kamra, who has made her mark on television and has also tried her luck in Bollywood, was recently seen in the OTT series Tandav. She says the rise of digital platforms provides writers a great scope to build strong narratives for artistes like her. "My focus is to do characters that bring something different to the table, and those which push the envelope. The digital medium has given writers a great platform to build stronger narratives, deep
  • 90 per cent office workers cite WFH-related ailments
    New Delhi, February 5 (IANSlife): According to a recent survey, workers are sitting 20 per cent more than they did pre-pandemic, 9 out of 10 are experiencing real health problems, and the number of workers sitting for more than 8 hours a day has increased nearly 90 per cent. The survey was conducted by Herman Miller. Of the 1,000 office workers (who are working from home) surveyed, nearly 90 per cent of them reported experiencing pain or ailments such as a stiff neck (39.4 per cent)
  • Indian boy becomes UAE's youngest hair donor for cancer patients
    Dubai, February 5 (IANS): A two-year-old Indian boy has become the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) youngest hair donor for cancer patients, according to a media. The initiative is part of a campaign for hair donation started by students across the UAE, said the Gulf News report published on Thursday. The Indian boy, Taksh Jain is "growing his hair until it reaches a good length for donation", said his mother Neha Jain, originally from Kota, Rajasthan. "My older
  • Nita Ambani launches breast cancer clinic at HNRF Hospital
    Mumbai, February 4 (IANS): On the occasion of World Cancer Day, Nita M. Ambani inaugurated a 'One-Stop Breast Clinic' at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, here on Thursday. With breast cancer being the commonest form of cancer detected in women globally as well as in Mumbai, the clinic aims to help any woman with a possible or proven disease of the breast to get a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment pathway in two hours. "At HNRFH we have set
  • 'Queen of the Hills' sees highest snow in nine years
    Shimla, February 4 (IANS): The Queen of the Hills, as Shimla was popularly known during the British rule, recorded the highest snowfall on a single day in February in the past nine years, a Met official said here on Thursday. This was also the season's heaviest spell. Manmohan Singh, Director of the meteorological office, told IANS the town recorded 54.1 cm of snowfall on February 12, the highest in February of 2002. The Himachal Pradesh capital experienced 50 cm snow in the
  • Tamil couple ties knot, exchanges garlands 60 ft under water
    Chennai, February 3 (IANS) A couple in Tamil Nadu tied the knot 60 feet under water in the Bay of Bengal near the coast off Neelankarai in the south of Chennai. V. Chinnadurai and S. Swetha, both software engineers, married under water on Monday morning and exchanged garlands. Chinnadurai, the groom, said that he and Swetha dived under water during the auspicious time before 7:30 a.m., following the priest's directives. Incidentally, the groom is a licenced scuba diver while
  • '65% working women feel Covid impacted their careers negatively'
    New Delhi, February 2 (IANS): The impact of the pandemic has been disastrous for many, including women, as 65 per cent of working women feel that Covid-19 has impacted their careers negatively, a survey said on Tuesday. In the survey, 4 in 10 women reported job losses in 2020. In April and May alone, 17 million women reported losing jobs. "Our survey has highlighted that the impact of Covid-19 on the Indian workforce has been detrimental, and female workers have suffered the
  • Neeti Mohan on singing, discovering voices
    New Delhi, January 30 (IANSlife): Noted Indian singer Neeti Mohan says that uniqueness and freshness are two important qualities that she looks for in a singer, besides good singing. Neeti is judging the third season of the 'Smule Mirchi Cover Star', a digital singing contest which aims to find fresh singing sensations. Excerpt from an IANSlife interview with the singer: For many, a lot of their time in lockdown was spent in unwinding and relaxing. Does some time off help
  • Sara Ali Khan reveals her love for home remedies
    New Delhi, January 29 (IANSlife): Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan reveals she is a big fan of home remedies for all her beauty needs. She says:"I'm a big fan of 'ghar ke nuske' (home remedies). Cream and honey are my favourite scrubs, I also put fruit on my face." Sharing her beauty regime, Sara says:"Most important part about my beauty regime is trying to sleep for 8 hours, waking up, washing my face and working out, that is extremely important to me.&
  • 8-yr-old Indian boy in Johns Hopkins 'brightest students in the world' list
    New York, January 29 (IANS): Advay Misra, 8, an Indian student in New York, has been named among 1,400 of the "brightest students in the world" by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) in Baltimore which counts among its alumni the founders of Facebook and Google, Rhodes Scholars and MacArthur Fellows. Hopkins said Misra, a student at PS 59 Beekman Hill International Elementary School, was honoured for "exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT, or similar a