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Take the nature pill in daylight, no aerobic exercise, and avoid the use of social media, internet, phone calls, conversations and reading. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Nature is the best stress buster

A 20-minute nature pill will lower stress hormone levels, says research.

Taking a multifaceted approach can provide much needed relief from pollen allergies, which have plagued humankind throughout the millennia. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Tackling pollen allergies this spring season

Experts believe that pollen allergies will only worsen with global warming, as pollen seasons are bound to get longer and pollen counts higher.

It has been found that in untreated rough rice, inorganic arsenic is highly elevated in the bran compared with the husk. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Reduce arsenic in rice with parboiling

Parboiling reduces the amount of arsenic in rice, finds study.

 The study shows more then 50 per cent positive for cocaine and opioids use disorder

Urine drug test help to treat opioid use disorder, says study

UDT helps to analyse the individuals urine for the presence of illegal drugs.

The study found that 30 per cent of the parents who said they had five or more children had a heart condition such as coronary heart disease, angina or congestive heart failure. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

More children – more heart trouble for parents

A big family size makes both the mother and father more vulnerable to cardiovascular diseases: Study.


Pranay Baidya

Peek over shoulders

If you are hesitant to expose your arms, here is a safe and yet trendy option to flaunt those shoulders with just minimal skin show.

Amy Jackson looks summer ready with her simple look

In ‘Shorts’ for you

Amp up your style quotient with a variety of shorts that will get you ready for the summer!

(Photo: Pixabay)

Safe than Sorry!

Signs of infection appear quickly.

Jennifer Lopez has been a red carpet favourite with fans and critics alike since the very beginning of her career. (Photo: Instagram/Jlo)

Fashion goddess JLo lauded for her iconic style

Jennifer Lopez to be honoured with 2019 CFDA Fashion Icon award later this year.


Vegetable Tempura

Japanese Palate

Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu recently hosted a food and drink evening at his residence to display the best of Japan's cuisine.

Eating well contributes to overall good health, and it may also be helpful in reducing the risk of hearing loss. (Photo: AFP)

Eat healthy to protect your hearing

The findings appear in the Journal of Nutrition.

A healthy blend of rolled oats, corn flakes, wheat flakes, and fruit crushes are definitely healthier than other sugary cereals. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Nutritious food to boost your energy this summer

Want to boost your energy this summer? Try these nutritious foods.

Safe, reversible hormonal male contraception should be available in about 10 years. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Male oral contraceptive pill passes safety tests

Experimental male birth control is called 11-beta-MNTDC.

Chef Praksah Sundaram

Nip them in the bud!

The chefs at the hotel have set an example by growing their own microgreens which they use in all cuisines, be it Thai, Indian or international.


The crowds became so bad Sunday that Lake Elsinore officials closed access to poppy-blanketed Walker Canyon. By Monday the #poppyshutdown announced by the city on Twitter. (Photo: AP)

Poppy Apocalypse: California is covered with wild poppies in Walker Canyon.

The city this year again is stuffed with travellers visiting California to behold the sight of this picturesque flaming orange landscape.

According to tradition, the stairs, known as the “Scala Sancta,” were part of Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem and brought to Rome in 326 AD. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

‘Holy stairs’ unveiled after three centuries

Rome's 'Holy Stairs' bared for first time in 300 years.

Greece’s president called for Britain to free the Parthenon marbles from the “murky prison” of its national museum. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Greece calls for return of relics from British museum

Greece: Free our marbles from British Museum's 'murky prison'.

‘Game of Thrones’ fans take part in the tourist experience at the Castle Ward Estate in Strangford, Northern Ireland, the location of Winterfell in the hit TV series that has triggered a tourism boom in the British province. (Photo: AP)

Northern Ireland – Mecca for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

‘Game of Thrones’ is to Northern Ireland tourism what ‘Lord of the Rings’ has been to New Zealand.


Kaushiki Chakravorty

Nature and Art

As nature inspires all forms of art, Earth Day is being celebrated by creating a special harmony.

This 1940 photo provided by Sotheby's shows artist Frida Kahlo with her head suspended by straps, is a part of the photographs by Nicholas Muray up for auction. (Photo: AP)

Frida Kahlo like never seen before

Unseen photos of Frida Kahlo by her lover Nickolas Muray to be auctioned by Sotheby’s.

The Municipal House is one of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Prague, where the history of the Czech nation was written. (Photo: Rajan Goregaoker)

Heritage diaries: Exploring the world’s architecture capital – Prague

Discover the rich heritage of Prague, the magnificent melting pot of Romanesque, Gothic, baroque and Art Nouveau architecture.

Benaras in Black & White by Manu Parekh.

Unending anticipation

It is the first time this particular work has been put up for sale and is an exemplary representation of his style.

Suresh Machu working on a tattoo to cover a scar.

INKclination to alleviate pain

This tattoo artiste mastered the art of covering scars with his innovative designs.


Pooja Banerjee

Unconditional love

I am extremely close to my husband as he has been my all through.

The compassionate tend to have deeper connections with others and more friends. (Photo: ANI)

Compassion: Recipe for happiness and success

Compassion is experiencing feelings of loving-kindness toward another person's affliction.

In the contemporary times, sex toys have upgraded to provide better experience that is easy-to-use yet quite pleasurable. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Sex toys no longer a taboo

The demand and sale of sex toys by couples indicate that it has come a long way.

Posting personal information online affected intimacy and satisfaction in online and offline contexts, romantic relationships and friendships. (Photo: ANI)

Social media has positive effect on romantic relationship

Recent study reveals that including your better half in social media posts linked to healthy relationship: Study.

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Tree planting with Svenja Schulze, the federal environment minister of Germany, and Indian ambassador to Germany.

Namma Vishnu Da Gama!

Vishnudas circumnavigated the earth on foot and shares his experiences with us.

President Emmanuel Macron has vowed the emblematic monument will be rebuilt after its spire and roof collapsed Monday night in a blaze. (Photo: AFP)

Notre-Dame receives almost 500mn for rebuilding

Donors pledge nearly 500mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame after the destructive fire.

California became the first US state to pass a law aimed at stemming a post-holiday deluge of maturing rabbits being abandoned or euthanised. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

California bans sale of bunnies during Easter

Ban the bunny: California aims to end post-Easter parade of unwanted rabbits.

The world's smallest baby boy, who was born in October in Japan weighing as much as an apple, is now ready for the outside world. (Photo: AFP)

Japanese couple take home ‘world’s smallest baby boy’

'World's smallest baby boy', born in October, set to go home in Japan.

Eight centimetre (three-inch) spikes are driven through both the man's hands and feet before the wooden cross is raised briefly for the crowds to see. (Photo: AFP)

Blood soaked religious Easter fervour

Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines.