Life & Style

  • Most Indians not comfortable travelling for at least a year: Survey
    New Delhi, July 25 (PTI): Even as several states have opened their doors for tourists, a survey has showed that most people are not comfortable travelling for at least a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.        The states that have opened their borders for the visitors include Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Goa, and Madhya Pradesh, according to the survey by Neta App.  The technology platform mainly aims to foster political accountability by
  • Deeply upsetting: Prince William, Kate on floods in Kaziranga
    New Delhi, July 24 (PTI): Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton expressed concern and distress over the devastation caused in Assam's Kaziranga National Park by flood which has killed many animals and affected livelihood of several people. The park has been hit by three waves of flood so far this year with 92 per cent of its area submerged in waters and 123 animals, including 12 rhinos, dead. In a letter to the park's Director P Sivakumar, the Duke and Duchess of Cam
  • Decoding fake news in Covid-19
    New Delhi, July 24 (IANSlife) The spread of fake news is at an all-time high in the midst of the coronavirus onslaught. Majority of the news currently being circulated on social media platforms have a questionable status; often they have more than one element of falsification. This news mainly pertains to details of repatriation flights, preventive measures, treatment for Covid-19, information regarding containment zones or impending lockdowns in various areas, etc. Social Media
  • Lockdown diaries: Wisdom from authors in quarantine
    New Delhi, July 23 (IANSlife) Life in lockdown and the pandemic has made people go through a whole spectrum of emotions, they may have never expected. While some people are going through rough patches, others are dealing with stress and anxiety. There is a need to escape the rut of everyday life, and a need for some wisdom to keep our sanity. Many people are taking out time for books, picking their favorites off of dusty bookshelves or trying some new genres. Some are busy creating
  • Madhuri Dixit: Let's use lockdown to create unique experiences
    Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene is missing the experience of surfing. Taking to Instagram, Madhuri posted a few throwback pictures where she can be seen enjoying surfing in water. "Take me back. Experiences shape us into who we become. Let's use this time in lockdown to create unique experiences for ourselves & our loved ones. Learn a new skill, solve puzzles, cook a meal... Once the world opens up remember to always choose #ExperiencesOverThings. #
  • Shakuntala Devi's daughter talks about film on her mom
    Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Anupama Banerji, daughter of the mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi, says the Vidya Balan-starrer "Shakuntala Devi" celebrates her mothers multifaceted personality and her zest for life.   Directed by Anu Menon, the biographical drama has Vidya as Shakuntala Devi, who was referred to as the "human computer" for her ability to do solve complex mathematical problems incredibly fast.   The screenplay is written by Menon and
  • Big B on fan wishes: 'These are the most emotional moments for me'
    Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has once again expressed how overwhelmed he is with all the love and good wishes that he has been receiving ever since he was hospitalised with Covid-19, adding that has "given and done nothing" in comparison to the affection he gets from people.   "..there is no greater love and affection that you my dearest send me in these hours of our trial .. you send me prayers .. you send me duas .. you send me the sanctity of div
  • A case for mainstreaming social and emotional learning
    New Delhi, July 19 (IANSlife) Highlighting the need to mainstream Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) within education systems, a new report launched on Nelson Mandela Day on Saturday, reviews the latest research on SEL, its impact on student health and school climate, and its transformative role in building happier classrooms.   Launched online by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), and authored by over 20 experts
  • How not to support someone through mental illness
    New Delhi, July 18 (IANSlife) All of us function because we have a mind of our own. The way we think, the way we feel and the way we interact with our environment describes and determines our mental health.   We are our mind. Our relationships, our memories, our success, our moments of fun, our view of our work and ourselves, are all a function of positive mental health. Mental health and mental ill health are a continuum, explains Dr Achal Bhagat, Senior Consultant Psychiat
  • Sports, physical activities help imbibe life values in kids: Mandira Bedi
    New Delhi, July 16 (IANSlife) Just like most parents, actor and fitness icon Mandira Bedi, who swears by the philosophy of 'sweat now, shine later', tried to ensure a healthy and active lifestyle for her son while they stay home. Asked how big of a concern is fitness of her child, she shared that as a parent, her inevitable worry has been to keep her son active during this prolonged stay at home duration. "Due to the pandemic, the kids have been completely locked inside th
  • It’s important to sometimes not do anything: Radhika Apte
    New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Radhika Apte feels "it's important to sometimes not do anything and take a break".   "There is so much going on in the world, I am just happy staying put and not thinking of the future because there is much uncertainty out there. I am just taking each day at as it comes," Radhika tells IANSlife.   The "Andhadhun" actress shares she is spending most of her time during the lockdown "d
  • World population likely to shrink after 2064: Lancet
    Washington, July 15 (IANS) World population is likely to peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion people and fall to 8.8 billion by century's end. Twenty three countries will see populations shrink by more than 50 per cent, including Japan, Thailand, Italy, and Spain, says a new analysis published in the journal The Lancet.   With 1.09 billion, India will be the most populous country by 2100, followed by Nigeria (791 million), China (732 million), the US (336 million) and Paki
  • Neha Dhupia: Motherhood taught me selflessness
    Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia says motherhood taught her what selflessness is, and also the meaning of selfless love.   "It taught me what selflessness was and what selfless love is, and I look at the world very differently," Neha told IANS while talking about motherhood.   "Everyone out there is someone's child and you know, their parents would never want them to get hurt. So, I feel like I have a far more tender and loving approac
  • 1 in 2 Indian students seeks online classes: Survey
    New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) With the coronavirus pandemic striking hard and spreading rapidly in India, nearly 44.6 per cent students in the country said they will prefer a 'School from Home' concept if given an option, a new survey revealed on Tuesday.   The survey by Brainly conducted on 2,150 individuals, showed that about 68.7 per cent of its users admitted that they had never engaged in an online class before the pandemic.   The data revealed that today
  • An online career community for women
    BY PUJA GUPTA  New Delhi, July 12 (IANSlife) During the COVID-19 pandemic the focus has been on women supporting each other to help build financial security. In these uncertain times and an economic slowdown, women are working harder than they ever did, both at home and at work.   Kool Kanya is a digital platform for women to network professionally, exchange opportunities, share opinions and ask questions. The digital space also offers career guidance, mentorship a
  • Habits you need to teach your child in a COVID-19 world
    New Delhi, July 12 (IANSlife) The fight against COVID-19 continues to take place all over the world. With most of us homebound owing to the home-sheltering and social restrictions, we have been able to spend quality time with the family.   For those with young children, managing work from home as well as keeping the little ones occupied has been challenging. Children are often bored at home and wish to go out, play and meet their friends, however that's best restricted r
  • WHO launches initiative to help 1.3bn people quit smoking
    Geneva, July 11 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was launching an initiative to help 1.3 billion global tobacco-users quit the habit during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   The Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco will help people freely access the resources they need to quit tobacco, like nicotine replacement therapy and access to a digital health worker for advice, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing on Friday.
  • Tahira Kashyap completes her fourth book during lockdown
    Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana has completed her fourth book, "The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman", during the coronavirus lockdown.   "I've finally finished writing 'The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman' and it's been such an enriching experience. I think a lot of women will relate with the book and men will find it an interesting read. The Lockdown period was perfect for me to finish and give enough time to
  • Hate desk job? It may be good for your mental health
    London, July 10 (IANS) People who work in jobs that require less physical activity - typically office and desk-based jobs - are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active, according to a study.   Lack of physical activity and exercise are known risk factors for major health conditions, including cognitive impairments such as memory and concentration problems.   "Our analysis shows that the relationship between
  • Rising global temperature creates 'enormous challenge' for meeting climate goals
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above the levels it was before the industrial era in each of the ensuing five years and there is a chance that it may exceed 1.5 degrees in at least one year, according to an analysis published by the World Meteorological Organization.   The new assessment, carried out by the UK's Met Office for the World Meteorological Organization, showed that the earth's average