Day: February 17, 2019

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Giving Peace A Chance

February 17, 2019

They are both advocates of peace and compassion. So yesterday, when His Holiness The Dalai Lama invited New York-based author and wellness guru Deepak Chopra, along with a small group of his overseas followers, to his residence in Dharamshala, as expected, it was a sublime experience. The 84-year-old Tibetan leader set the tone of the […]

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Proper technique, not just safety checks, a must for bouncers: Ian Chappell

February 17, 2019

India’s Mayank Agarwal avoids a bouncer during play on day one of the third Test against Australia.(AP) Following the tragically unlucky death of Philip Hughes when he was struck by a short-pitched delivery, Cricket Australia (CA) had conducted a review into safety in the game. At the time I asked CA’s CEO James Sutherland if […]

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Iconic Palestinian robe fashions a new political symbol

February 17, 2019

The traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as the “thobe” was not the type of garment one would expect to become a pop political symbol. Now it’s gaining prominence as a softer expression of Palestinian nationalism, competing even with the classic keffiyeh — the headscarf donned by young stone-throwing Palestinian men protesting Israel’s […]

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Prateik Babbar deletes risque Valentine’s picture with wife Sanya Sagar after heavy trolling

February 17, 2019

Actor Prateik Babbar has deleted a Valentine’s Day post, which showed him striking a risque pose with wife, producer Sanya Sagar, after getting trolled online. “More like it!.. happy valentines!” Prateik had captioned the image, which you can see here. The actor and his wife were attacked in the comments section, with several Instagram users […]

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New e-commerce rules jolt Amazon.com in India as products vanish

February 17, 2019

India’s revised e-commerce rules caused widespread disruption on Amazon’s India website when they kicked in on Friday, forcing the company to take down its key grocery service and remove a wide range of products such as sunglasses and floor cleaners. The products began to disappear from Amazon India late on Thursday as it began complying […]

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Not so safe: Smokeless tobacco has high levels of carcinogens, says study

February 17, 2019

Smokeless tobacco, which is sold as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco, has dangerously high levels of carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) and nicotine, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Minnesota, USA, carried out chemical profiling of eight popular smokeless tobacco brands from Mumbai, and recently published the findings in the scientific journal, Tobacco […]

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When does a roti become a biryani?

February 17, 2019

We have been talking about biryani on these pages again and again, over the last couple of months. And while we have had the usual squabbles (Indian or Central Asian origin? Vegetarian or meat-based? Dry or wet) we seem to have come to a measure of agreement. Biryani, we have concluded, is a collective noun. […]

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US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

February 17, 2019

The US military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation. Three scheduled Air Force C-17 cargo planes that took off from Homestead Air Reserve […]

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Immunity, digestion and more: The many benefits of haldi

February 17, 2019

Ayurveda deems turmeric as one of the most important medicinal spices. Modern studies have reiterated the knowledge that all body systems benefit from the use of turmeric. Here’s a quick breakdown: Taste and effect: Pungent and bitter, it has anti-inflammatory, cleansing, detoxifying and effects. Positive effects: It benefits circulatory system, supports digestive fire, and reduces […]

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Budget 2019: Piyush Goyal lays out 10 dimensions of Modi govt’s Vision 2030

February 17, 2019

Harping on India’s aspiration to become a $10 trillion economy in the next decade, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal laid out the 10 “most importunate dimensions” of the Modi government’s “Vision 2030”. While presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal said the dimensions will pave the way for the country to turn into […]

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