• Five multi city events you must attend in 2020
    Puja Gupta  IANS From planning to eat fewer calories, skip alcohol, exercise more to picking up a hobby, learning a new skill and travelling more, 2020 might have got you motivated to start working on your long list of resolutions. But life is just not about setting big goals. It also requires learning to appreciate and enjoy every day as it comes. Attending events across multiple genres can help in doing so and also enable you to become more social without relying on send
  • Civilian control over military, madrasas at the crossroads and transforming life
    Books this Weekend   IANS  Read about how the pattern of civil-military relations in India has hampered its military effectiveness; learn about how madrasas should reorient to cope with the 21st century; and finally, soak in a guide on maximising your potential with well-defined strategies.   The IANS bookshelf has much to offer this weekend. Broaden your horizon:   The Absent Dialogue - Politicians, Bureaucrats and the Military in India&nbs
  • These 14 Indian start-ups catering to persons with disabilities
    IANS All-terrain slip-proof crutches, electric wheelchair designed for Indian terrain, gaming tool for screening autism and a $1 speaking device were the innovations from 14 start-ups who were declared winners of 'BIRAC-Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies- Supported by Mphasis', it was announced on Thursday.   In a unique Public-Private Partnership model, non-proft BIRAC, Tata Trusts-funded start-up incubator Social Alpha and IT services company Mphasis came t
  • Creating cancer hospitals, Harry Potter unites youth, and an inspirational guide
    IANS  Read the inspiring story of an oncologist who chose his country over staying abroad in search of financial security to create India's largest chain of world-class cancer hospitals; then enjoy a roller coaster ride of four very different people whose lives are brought together by Harry Potter; and finally, learn how effective communication can be a game changer in your profession or business.   The IANS Bookshelf will keep you more than occupied this weekend
  • Save your dogs from canine parvovirus
    Kivitoli Swu  College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara, Guwahati   Parvo is every new puppy and dog owner’s worst nightmare. In a matter of days, a perfectly healthy puppy can go from playful and active to fatally ill.   Parvo is a highly contagious virus causing infectious Gastrointestinal (GI) illness in puppies and young dogs, and without treatment, it is potentially deadly. The Canine Parvovirus causes Parvo in dogs. The virus spreads either
  • Say No in 2020
    Can we? No. Our culture doesn’t teach us to say no, so we find ourselves frustrated after saying yes to too many people. I am struggling right now to complete writing three papers before the stroke of midnight. And semi cursing through it all. Whose fault? Entirely mine, and my cultural upbringing. Thanks very much, Naga culture.  Don’t you just inwardly hate those people who you have told you can only spare an hour, and they say yes and they take four hours? And yet, who
  • Why do teachers make us read old stories?
    IANS    Diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but this link is firmly established only in some areas such as the ability of a high fat and low carbohydrate diet (a ketogenic diet) to help children with epilepsy, and the effect of vitamin B12 deficiency on fatigue, poor memory, and depression, says a study.   The research, published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology, cautions that the evidence of a ink between diet and me
  • ‘Words. Sounds. Images’: Book Review
    Amit Khanna's book integrates all fields of creative media     IANS    "Words. Sounds. Images: A History of Indian Media & Entertainment" by Amit Khanna is a tour de force that is encyclopaedic in the vastness of its canvas.   It is now a required volume on the bookshelves of scholars, researchers and aficionados of Indian cinema.   The essay in the book on the history of literature, music, dance and other entertainment a
  • Tackling Sun Allergy (Polymorphic Light Eruption)
    Dr Kindy Newmai MD (Dermatology, Venerology & Leprology), Junior Consultant Department of Dermatology, CIHSR     BEAT THE HEAT: Sun allergy  A sun allergy is an immune system reaction to sunlight, most often, an itchy red rash. The most common locations include the "V" of the neck, the back of the hands, the outside surface of the arms and the lower legs. In rare cases, the skin reaction may be more severe, producing hives or small blisters that may
  • Creating marketing synergy, seeking out Happiness and drawing solace in Banaras
    IANS  Learn about how to increase your company's sales without burning a hole in your pocket -- through co-branding to create synergy and leverage the strengths of the two entities; then explore a whacky manner in which to increase your happiness quotient; and finally, take in a traveller's discovery of the Hindu holy city of Banaras.   The IANS Bookshelf promises to keep you immersed this weekend. Soak it in!   Co-creating Brands - Brand Management fr
  • Desk plants can reduce stress at work: Study
    IANS  People who often feel stressed in office, please take note. Researchers have found that small plants situated within easy viewing at your workplace linked to various stress-reducing benefits.   For the study, published in the journal HortTechnology, the research team explored the practical use of indoor plants to boost mental health among employees typically removed from exposure to healthy green environments.   "At present, not so many people
  • Fast intermittently to get slim this New Year
    IANS  As you enter New Year on a sad note that despite gymming and avoiding sugary food for most part of 2019, the fat around your belly refused to go away, it is bell for a New Year resolution: Make intermittent fasting part of your health regime.   Intermittent fasting diets fall generally into two categories: daily time-restricted feeding, which narrows eating times to 6-8 hours per day, and so-called 5:2 intermittent fasting, in which people limit themselves
  • Of Indian kings, Chanakya & an Egyptian Nobel Laureate
    IANS  Read about Indian kings from the hoary past to the present, delve into in a refreshing new take on Chanakya and finally immerse yourself in some unpublished stories of Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz.   The IANS Bookshelf offers you a wide variety this weekend. Read on!   The Book Of Indian Kings  Authors: Various; Publisher: Aleph Olio; Pages: 120; Price: Rs 399.   Sometimes, the smaller the better as this slim volume p
  • Images that make you weep, images that make you rethink
    Easterine Kire Images from the photo exhibition ‘Home’ continue to haunt me. I stood before the series called, ‘Dad, Cancer and Family’ and, blinded by tears, could not move beyond the third frame. It is the story of a son capturing in black and white, his father’s journey through throat cancer until it finally snuffs out whatever life is left after treatment. The simply titled series has images that are brutally honest and heartrendingly painful: the family in prayer show
  • Find a meaning in life to stay healthy, live long
    IANS  If you see some people around you who are always happier and healthier than others despite not being wealthy, they must have found a meaning in their lives. According to researchers, many think about the meaning and purpose in life from a philosophical perspective, but meaning in life is associated with better health, wellness and, perhaps, longevity. Over the last three decades, meaning in life has emerged as an important question in medical research, especia
  • Shun sugary treats to avoid winter depression this X'mas
    IANS  Like any holiday season, you are once again surrounded by sugar plum pudding, chocolate cakes and sweet treats, but skipping those this time will help you ward off depressive illness especially if you are prone to depression, suggest researchers. Eating added sugars -- common in so many holiday foods -- can trigger metabolic, inflammatory and neurobiological processes tied to depressive illness, said the study from a team of clinical psychologists at the University
  • An inclusive football tournament
      Easterine Kire   The second Theja Football tournament has just been concluded in Lengrijan. A brainchild of the Grace Covenant church, the tournament drew as many as twelve teams from different churches and colonies of Dimapur. The tournament was held from the 2nd to the 5th of December with the Head GB of Lengrijan, Mr N.Wati Longkumer doing the honours as the chief guest of the closing ceremony. Prizes were given away for the best disciplined team, highest sc
    V Grace Koza Physiotherapist,CIHSR Exercise is a very important part of one’s lifestyle, it can help keep your weight under control and can lower the risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and many others. But, it’s not how much you exercise but how you exercise, many people enthusiastically start a new exercise program just to get sidelined shortly after due to a fitness injury, your workout is meant to build your body up not break it down. What
  • India's tech hiccups, consumer revolution and celebrating triumphs of Indian sportswomen
    Books this Weekend IANS Read about how India's political leaders have manipulated advances in technology; consider the core anxiety of consumers as the world begins to go through rapid and disruptive change; and finally, an ode to Indian sportswomen who have put India on the global map. The IANS Bookshelf has a cerebral weekend for you in store. Immerse yourself!   Midnight's Machines - A Political History Of Technology in India Author: Arun Mohan Sukumar;
  • Levis's to reduce greenhouse emissions by 90%
    Siddhi Jain  IANS life How does a clothing giant like Levi's tackle the questions of sustainable fashion that the textile industry is getting fraught with? Anuja Ojha, Senior Specialist, Sustainability - India & Sri Lanka, at Levi Strauss & Co. charts the company's vision for sustainable clothing.   1. What do you have to say about the fast fashion cycle that puts workers' incomes and lives at risk as well as the environment? Ojha: According to o