Thursday, January 18, 2018

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13 Jan 2018

Being afraid of one’s own image

13 Jan 2018 | 1:17 AM

In today’s world when appearances have begun to rule our lives, there is some aspect of our overall looks that most of us may not like — uneven teeth, a big nose or small eyes. While we may not be happy with the way we look, these imperfections, real or perceived, don’t interfere with our daily lives.

Keep a colon check

13 Jan 2018 | 1:17 AM

Are you experiencing discomfort or bloating sensation in stomach or lower abdomen lately? Have you recently noticed changes in your eating habits or in your appetite?

Usher in style with doors and windows

13 Jan 2018 | 1:17 AM

If your resolution this year is to give your home a new look, then windows and doors may be one of the first places to start with.

Maintain the exotic grace in winters

13 Jan 2018 | 1:17 AM

Most gardening enthusiasts are always fascinated by exotic plants for their colours, forms and foliage.

Crumbling consumer confidence

13 Jan 2018 | 1:17 AM

Consumer confidence is the lowest in the Indian real estate market in the past 10 years, ever since the market showed the first signs of nervousness.

Vegan enchiladas in 50 minutes

13 Jan 2018 | 1:17 AM

1 RED ONION:We stuff our Tex-Mex with chicken and cheese, but in truth most Mexican cooking is vegan.

A taste of the hills for all seasons

13 Jan 2018 | 1:17 AM

The mention of Uttarakhand conjures up in the mind a picturesque Himalayan landscape with its majestic snow-capped peaks, gushing rivers, lush green valleys and wooded slopes.

Go right about leftovers

13 Jan 2018 | 1:17 AM

Picture this: You are seated in your favourite restaurant with a glass of bubbly wine and your heart immediately races and mouth salivates with just one look at the oozing baked dish that is making its way to your table.

Hot wheels go haute

13 Jan 2018 | 1:17 AM

It is entirely possible that your choice of sedan was decided by a jury of 18 prominent auto journalists. At the recent Indian Car of The Year- I-Coty Awards, the best sedan of the year went to Hyundai Verna.

06 Jan 2018

A calendar of good health

06 Jan 2018 | 2:10 AM

Start the year with something as simple as drinking more water. This easy-sounding practice can work wonders.

A vibrant palette for 2018

06 Jan 2018 | 2:10 AM

If 2017 was all about vitality, relaxation, and great outdoors, 2018 will signify felicity, mystique and charisma.

Roadmap for realty run in New Year

06 Jan 2018 | 2:10 AM

Developers are left with no choice but to get into serious research vis-à-vis the demand in the given market. Only right property, in the right market, and at the right price point would sell.

Watch out for these gadgets

06 Jan 2018 | 2:10 AM

Flagship smartphones today are already beefy enough to power bigger experiences (Samsung’s DeX and Windows Continuum) — why not just put their innards into a computer that gets us better battery life and a more portable form factor? Late last year, Microsoft and a bunch of hardware manufacturers did just that by unveiling a renewed push to bring smartphone-grade “ARM” processors to what they call “always connected” laptops.

Product of the year: You

06 Jan 2018 | 2:10 AM

An incredible news story flew under the radar in late 2017. An Indian telecom giant was accused of opening accounts in its newly minted banking enterprise without the consent of its users, using information collected under the government-mandated Link-Your-Aadhaar-To-Everything scheme.

Full of hot air!

06 Jan 2018 | 2:10 AM

Rising a few hundred feet above the ground in a monstrous, colourful canopy of hot air can be a thrilling experience. And yet it can be so calming — floating in the serene breeze, suspended in disbelief.

Less of digital, more of real

06 Jan 2018 | 2:10 AM

Technology companies have been embroiled in controversy after controversy after controversy throughout 2017, with their misdemeanours causing regular consumers to reassess their relationship with their products and services.

All-electric future is here, almost

06 Jan 2018 | 2:10 AM

In their Wisdom, when the Ancients described a major glitch in any functioning, they said, the right hand did not know what the left hand was doing!

30 Dec 2017

Prices hit a new low in the hill state

30 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

The realty sector which was gradually recovering from the impact of demonitisation in Himachal has received a severe blow following scrapping of retention policy by the High Court and ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on construction in core areas and along the National Highways in Shimla.

National Capital Region fails to buck the slowdown

30 Dec 2017 | 1:45 AM

The disruption caused by Real Estate Regulation Act and Goods & Service Tax (GST) badly hit NCR realty market that was already reeling under the onslaught of demonetisation, with new launches, sales and prices seeing sharp contraction.

Controversy time

30 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

The real estate scene in Haryana this year, was marked by a number of controversies.

A jittery tale in Jat land

30 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

Still struggling to come to terms with the blow dealt by demonetisation, the realty sector in Haryana grappled with uncertainty in 2017 as low sale volumes forced realtors to focus on consolidation rather than expansion.

Lull in the Land of Five Rivers

30 Dec 2017 | 1:43 AM

It was a year of complete lull for the realty market in Punjab with the developers and investors blaming it all on demonetisation and implementation of GST by the Centre.

courting hope, handling despair

30 Dec 2017 | 1:42 AM

On the last day of 2017 the sentiment in the real estate sector is not much different from what it was on its first day. However, hope did sustain the slowdown-hit sector this year as the stakeholders tried to move on from the demonetisation dread and opened the doors to let RERA, GST and an amended Benami Property Act enter the “house of chaos” that the Indian real estate sector was before 2017.

Sit straight in the driver’s seat

30 Dec 2017 | 1:38 AM

Travel has become an intrinsic part of our life these days. Our lifestyle has undergone a tremendous change with driving becoming a primary means of transportation

Health Capsules

30 Dec 2017 | 1:37 AM

A new study has found that some protein bars may contain similar levels of fat as a hamburger.

Season of gloom and pain

30 Dec 2017 | 1:33 AM

Frost, cold winds and dismal evenings are not the only problems we have to brave in winters. The chilly weather aggravates certain health conditions as well. These winter ailments are worse than summer ills like pollen-related asthma or sinus infection, or the sunburn.


30 Dec 2017 | 1:30 AM

It has been an exciting year with music being no exception.

23 Dec 2017

Health Capsules

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

With New Year festivities around the corner, partying can make the successful management of one''s calorie intake tough, particularly in those living with diabetes.

Cold can beat baby blues

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

Many new moms experience postpartum depression (PPD) or postnatal depression, popularly known as ‘baby blues'', with variable intensity.

Be heart-smart in winters

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

Winter is the most vulnerable time for patients of heart disease.

An arresting feature for your room

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

While giving finishing touches to your house, choosing one wall in each room as the feature wall and giving special treatment to it adds to the beauty of the house.

Realty Bites

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

Emperium Realty Private Limited launched Emperium Happy Homes near Model Town in Panipat recently.

Tax incentives hold key to revival

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

At a time when real estate companies are reeling under heavy debt and are facing severe cash flow issues due to slump in sales, tax incentives, besides capital infusion may well play a decisive role in boosting sales. This measure can lead to revival of the realty sector. It is for this reason that industry bodies like NAREDCO are pushing for tax reforms in the upcoming budget.

Slowing the pace of fashion

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

Experiences of life organically make their way into an individual’s creative pursuits. In a director’s film, a writer’s tome, an architect’s structure and a fashion designer’s creation, past and present knot several threads to give the product a final shape.

Guide to Christmas party dressing for men

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

From the office bash to a big night out with friends, thinking about what to wear to festive occasions can pose quite the sartorial dilemma, especially as parties can be all over the show when it comes to dress code.

What your car insurance co hides

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

Has anyone ever read the fine print of their insurance policy? Here are some facts of how convoluted this fine print can be.

The year of uninterrupted browsing

23 Dec 2017 | 2:34 AM

When one tries to look at what mattered in the technology scenario to the Indian consumer in 2017, the answer can be found in the most common sight around: People fiddling with their phones.

16 Dec 2017

Health Capsules

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

With literally thousands of different supplements with claims to help improve memory, here are some nutrients that can actually help you in improving brain power.

Housing needs funding leg up

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Considering that an estimated investment of $2.3 trillion is required for housing development to meet the objectives of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022 and the funding from banks, housing finance companies, private equity funds, is highly inadequate, a sound strategy with new policy initiatives is required to give a boost to funding of housing.

Celebrate style with coffee

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Some like tea and some prefer a red bull, but let’s face it — the world really runs on coffee. Just as we fill up our cars at gas stations, our home is where we refuel our minds and bodies.

When songs are larger than life

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

The most distressing facet of Soul of a Woman, a posthumously released studio record by Sharon Jones and her integral partners Dap-Kings, is that she, despite ailing, sounds like she’s at her crest.

Should you trust homebuyers’ associations?

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

The homebuyers’ associations meant to serve the purpose of consumer grievances are increasingly exceeding their legal and ethical limits to turn into de facto consumer courts.

No ‘bad blood’, some great chemistry here

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Kendrick Lamar has revealed what it was like working with Taylor Swift on the track Bad Blood.

The twist in the raga

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Indian classical has come a long way, but is the present generation doing any justice to the genre? Well, the answer is yes. Amid a generation going crazy for Bollywood dance numbers and EDM, some new-age artistes are still pursuing classical music.

Out of the box, inside the ring

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Something within her stirred when 12-year-old Jyoti Gulia saw a boy from her neighbourhood being praised after he won a gold medal in a district-level boxing championship in 2012.

Striking it lucky

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

He has impressed one and all with his free-flowing stroke play and consistency at the top of the innings and has rightly been awarded a place in the India U-19 World Cup squad that will play in New Zealand.

Not seeing the writing on wall

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

Anya (name changed) was referred to psychiatrist by her paediatrician. The seven-year-old little girl had been complaining of a stomach ache for six months and had stopped going to school for the past three months. Her paediatrician had not been able to find any physical cause for her ache.

Laser has taken the pain out of the tedious process of hair removal

16 Dec 2017 | 2:20 AM

A clear, smooth skin is on the wish list of most women and unwanted facial or body hair the bane of their life. From Cleopatra (maybe even before that) to the present times, women have resorted to many methods to get rid of these — shaving, waxing, threading, using epilators and electrolysis. However, most of these methods are quite painful.