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Pfizer's results followed news from Merck and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics on Oct. 1 that their oral antiviral drug cut hospitalization and death by half. (AP)

COVID-19 pills are no substitute for vaccines, disease experts say

Some disease experts fear the arrival of oral COVID-19 treatments may further impede vaccination campaigns

'National Tele Mental Health' programme will be operated under a network of 23 mental health centres of excellence under National Institute of  Mental Health and Neurosciences. (Representational Photo: DC)

Union Budget lists tele-mental health programme

Sitharaman also announced an open platform for the National Digital Health Ecosystem

New cases exceeded 11,000 on Thursday, compared with 585 two weeks ago, according to government data. (Photo: PTI)

Risk of reinfection from Omicron three times higher than any other variant: Study

National daily cases almost doubled on Wednesday, days after countries across the world halted flights to and from southern Africa

The likelihood of most neurological and psychiatric diagnoses after COVID-19 was lower in children than in adults. (Twitter)

Covid patients at increased risk of psychiatric conditions after two years: Lancet

Increased risk of depression and anxiety in adults lasts less than two months, says study

A study published in the journal 'People and Nature' has found that children who increased their connection to nature during the first COVID-19 lockdown were likely to have lower levels of behavioural and emotional problems. (Representative Photo:ANI)

Children who spent more time in nature during lockdown fared best: Study

Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health


Hollywood actress Jennifer Lopez flaunting her flawless skin (Instagram)

For that fresh, dewy look

The secret of perennially young-looking skin is one that’s been sought-after. Does a naturally-occurring sugar in the body hold the key?

 Usually made out of paper or fabrics, these individually packed masks require the users to cover their faces for a couple of minutes with it to get the instant glow

Unmasking the truth about sheet masks

The serum-sheet facemasks have amassed wide popularity among beauty trendsetters but dermatologists warn you to not get floored

The same is the case with celebrities, for instance Priyanka Chopra wore a deep plunging neck dress for the Grammys this year and no one forced her to do so, as she chose to wear it.

Armani’s incorrect rape allegory

Fashion designer Manoviraj Khosla, while disagreeing with Armani offers his insights.

Vaani Kapoor

Winter wears a cosy ensemble

Jewellery, accessories, or apparel — this season, remember to go for collections that are stylish but season-friendly.


Berries are good for your heart health. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

7 anti-inflammatory foods you can include in your diet

These easily available foods are excellent for your health.

Washington wine has really increased in popularity. (Photo: AP)

Washington becomes force in the wine industry

From modest beginnings, Washington now a force in wine world.


A rainbow on my plate

Chefs talk about the aesthetic and health aspects of this colourful trend

Cereal Bhel

Cereal Killer Recipes

Not all that glitters is yummy, but with a dash of olive oil and orange juice even the mundane cereal can become an all time favourite food.

Chicken 65

Tips for the perfect roast chicken

But no matter what flavours you choose, the end result — the look and juiciness — of the chicken should always remain the same.


The Test and Go system of entry had been launched in Thailand on November 1 last year vis-à-vis 61 handpicked countries including India.

Thailand reopens for tourism

Indian visitors represent our hope for recovery, says official

Anita Prabhakar, Dr Savita Date, Nisha Bilgrami and Moushumi Gupta

Breaking boundaries

This year, the TriNation Escape was flagged off from Lucknow on November 15 and reached Siliguri on November 25.

The writer, during one of her flights. (Image by arrangement)

Lekha Shankar | Bangkok — so near, yet so far

The normal four-hour flight took as long as 35 plus hours

The GeoNet monitoring agency raised White Island's threat level in the week before the eruption but also advised current activity does not pose a direct hazard to visitors. (Photo: AFP)

Volcanic eruptions put tourism at halt in New Zealand

Volcano disaster puts spotlight on NZ adventure tourism.


The artwork was the only Gauguin still in private hands and one of a series of nine paintings produced by the artist while working on a much larger project. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

French post-impressionist painting sells for EUR 9.5 million

Tahitian Gauguin sold for 9.5 million euros.

 Sahithi Divi with a weaver

Weavers left high and dry

A pandemic and the reduced demand have driven the weaver community, known for their exquisite craftsmanship into dire state

Arjun Shubadra painting recreated on a jamdani saree.

The khadi connection

This unique exhibition seeks to highlight the common factor between artist Ravi Varma and the Mahatma, and showcase a part of the country’s heritage.

Bhujanga Rao Madaavi in his village working on Dokra items

A vanishing ancient craft form

The KARA festival, organised at Saptaparni in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad till 8th November, displays an ancient but dying craft

The Delhi audience recently felt the same at an evening celebrating love and solidarity at the Double Bill Dance Concert organised by the India International Centre, where Bharatanatyam dancer, Sharanya Chandran celebrated love with enchanting dance performances.

Following the footsteps

Dancer Sharanya Chandran celebrates love and togetherness through her recent Bharatanatyam performance.


Representational image depicting a happy family

No love no more

While marriages aren’t always the happily-ever-afters, separations don’t have to be the nightmares they’re touted to be either

Olivia Wilde

Sex & the single mum

Despite no rule in society against it, single mums seeking sexual companionship is frowned upon

Photo: Rajesh Jadhav

Of virtual vows and intimate cermonies: How pandemic has redefined weddings

With the coronavirus showing no signs of bowing out of our lives, the whole concept of gala Indian weddings is undergoing a sea-change

Karan Johar with his kids Yash and Roohi

Daddy diaries

Fathers around the country cherish the family time they’re getting with their kids, courtesy the lockdown

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Promoting a healthier lifestyle, which will contribute towards a fitter self, Parinee Juhu half marathon saw thousands of Mumbaikars putting on their running shoes on Sunday morning.

Mumbai runs for little hearts

The fourth edition of Parinee Juhu half marathon saw thousands of Mumbaikars running for the charitable cause of pediatric heart surgeries.

In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Chinese women walk past advertisement featuring teen idol Lu Han, also known as China's Justin Bieber in Beijing. China's government banned effeminate men on TV and told broadcasters Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 to promote "revolutionary culture," broadening a campaign to tighten control over business and society and enforce official morality. (AP/Ng Han Guan, File)

China bans men it sees as not masculine enough from TV

Prez Xi Jinping has called for a national rejuvenation, with tighter Communist Party control of business, education, culture and religion

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya wins hearts

Giving away the cricketer’s ‘Man of the Match’ award to his teammate T. Natarajan — is being seen as a mark of true sportsmanship

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky. (By Arrangement)

‘Rihanna & ASAP Rocky have split’ tweets Louis

The fashion influencer later apologised for his ‘reckless’ tweet

Diljit Dosanjh

A hero among hypocrites

Actor Diljit Dosanjh’s strong support for the farmers makes him a true hero — while the other remain silent spectators

In Focus

Indian Institute of Foreign Languages team of experienced instructors, fluent in both German and English, bring a wealth of expertise and passion to the virtual classroom

The Impact of Learning Foreign Languages on Cerebral Growth

Students of all backgrounds can benefit from the institute's comprehensive curriculum designed to cater to varying proficiency levels

AMR Planet Mall offers an impressive range of fashion, food, entertainment, and more offerings, becoming a shopper’s haven and paradise in Hyderabad.

AMR Planet Mall, the Best mall in Secunderabad, has become a shopper’s paradise

Moviegoers and movie buffs can enjoy watching some of the latest blockbusters in the Movie max seven-screen multiplex

Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi addressed issue of population at Mobius Viram conclave

Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi addressed issue of population at Mobius Viram conclave

Every month, a total of twelve episodes addressing various environmental problems caused by excessive population growth were telecasted

Singer-songwriter Aryaana Gandhi

Aryaana Gandhi, aka Yaani, Ventures into Reality TV with Amazon Prime's 'The Tribe'

Aryaana's pivotal role in "The Tribe'' signifies a significant milestone in her career