Innovative themes at Delhi's Durga Poojas
New Delhi: As the pooja committees blame the economic slowdown, dearth of cash, inflation and police clampdown for low budgets, they are also making the most of the constraints with innovative themes such as ecology, rural life, Bengali icons and cuisine.
Despite the money raised comparing poorly to last year's, at the Kashmiri Gate Durga Pooja, one of Delhi's oldest poojas where the festivities will enter the 103rd year, the colour green and Bengali tradition are touchstones for the rites of invocation.
"Every year, we allow non-profit groups to collect flowers used in the rituals to...
Miss your sleep, miss memory: Study
London: Missing sleeping hours can be detrimental to your over all memory and can lead to even memory loss. In a new study conducted by scientists they have come out with startling revelations that even two hours of missed sleep can affect memory.
Just two hours of missed slumber is enough to stop the brain from laying down and storing memories, research suggests, simply cutting down from...
Scientists develop new single dose malaria drug
Washington: In major breakthrough, the scientists have found a very effective medication to check Malaria disease. The new drug will be of single dose in comparison to multi-doses drug being used at present.
Gary Posner, professor of chemistry at Johns Hopkins and his team explain that malaria continues to kill almost one million people worldwide annually, most of them children. The best...
You will only end up fat by skipping breakfast
London: A research has revealed that those people who skip breakfast to lose weight not only eat more for lunch, they also crave fatty and sugary foods.
According to the report on Tuesday, this could lead to slimmers piling on the pounds, despite their best intentions.
The warning comes from doctors and scientists at Imperial College London who scanned the brains of 21 healthy young men and...
Adolescence is 'risky': Study
WASHINGTON: A study has revealed that the 'unexpected' lures adolescents to greater risks than younger children and adults. For instance, adolescents have the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases and criminal behaviours of any age group, and even drive faster than adults, resulting in death and injury rate that is 200 percent greater than for younger peers, says a Yale School of...
Navratri Special: Fasts to feasts
New Delhi: Navratri that starts today on October 16, will last up till October 24. In order to strike out "bore" from the eateries, chefs have put together interesting recipes for those observing the nine-day Navratri fast. They have brought "mouth-watering twists" to the traditional menu promising to turn the fast into a feast.
Zing GourMET Shop at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa has special...
Anti-breast Cancer bra to be launched soon
Mumbai: 'Brassieres' are beautiful as they cover the most attractive part of women's body but now this wonderful lingerie will save their life too! First Warning Systems comes up with a unique gadget that when fixed to bras' will help in detecting fatal breast Cancer.
The gadget will detect the Tumors causing breast Cancer in early stages.
The gadget will work on a sensor that can measure...
Companies plan to fizzle through your pockets festive season
New Delhi: The various companies of home appliances, auto motors, banks and many more are going to increase the trade power of buyers this festive season, as they are going to announce huge discounts, freebies and special schemes on purchasing their products.
In spite of financial crisis, the consumers' tendency to buy products on festival occasions can't change because of their religious...
Vitamin B vitalises your heart
New Delhi: Adequate folic acid and vitamin B intake could help reduce vascular disease risk in Indian patients, a study released here said on Friday.
Conducted by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Jamia Millia Islamia, the study said foods containing vitamin B, like potato, greens, beans and fish and animal products, should be consumed regularly.
"Plasma homocysteine concentrations, responsible...
Esha Gupta rampwalks for designer Ritu Kumar at WIWF
New Delhi: Model-turned actress Esha Gupta, who walked as a showstopper for designer Ritu Kumar at the grand finale of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) spring-summer 2013, says that it's great to be back on ramp from where she started her journey.
Dressed in black and gold asymmetrical lehangas, Esha says that the designer was the one who gave her the initial breaks in modeling so...
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