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A Readathon Let’s Houston Kids Support Pratham’s Kids

A Readathon Let’s Houston Kids Support Pratham’s Kids

BY RITU NADKARNI   HOUSTON: The 2018 Pratham Houston Readathon Award Ceremony was held at Dalip and Manjit Soni’s residence on Sunday, January 27. It was an inspirational evening and showed what a community of readers, parents and supportive adults can do in elevating the confidence of young readers. Manjit Soni welcomed and thanked all […]

A Train to Leh from Delhi, that’s right!

A Train to Leh from Delhi, that’s right!

Direct train from Delhi to Leh Yes, you read that right! You will soon be able to enjoy a train ride from Delhi to Leh. This would, in all probability, be the highest rail route in the world, and another gem in India’s crown. A mammoth project, the proposed project will cost a staggering INR […]

From cinnamon tea to ice packs: Natural ways to stop heavy bleeding during periods

From cinnamon tea to ice packs: Natural ways to stop heavy bleeding during periods

NEW DELHI: The average menstrual cycle is 28 days. But since a menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of a period to the first day of the next period, the cycle can vary from woman to woman. Some women face heavy and prolonged bleeding and pain during their menstrual cycle that can hamper […]

Manali gearing up to celebrate Winter Carnival 2019 from Jan 2

Manali gearing up to celebrate Winter Carnival 2019 from Jan 2

Manali is gearing up to celebrate the 8-day long winter carnival from January 2, 2019. As per the news reports, Manali Winter Carnival 2019 will be inaugurated by Himachal Chief Minister Jain Ram Thakur, and it is expected that this time the carnival will attract a lot of both domestic and international tourists.  This time, the […]

Persistent back pain associated with increased mortality

Persistent back pain associated with increased mortality

For most people suffering from chronic back problems, enduring a constant back pain may feel like a slow death. A recent study conducted at the Boston Medical Center found that frequent, persistent back pain is associated with earlier death. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study is a first-of-its-kind that measured the impact […]

Here’s your detailed guide to Auli, one of the best ski destinations in India

Here’s your detailed guide to Auli, one of the best ski destinations in India

  By Samonway Duttagupta One of the coolest vacations that Delhiites can think of during the winters is a skiing holiday in Auli, a destination in Uttarakhand which is known for its beautiful snow-laden slopes. Talk about the beauty, the place is dotted with oaks and deodars and is blessed with clear blue skies and a clean environment, both of […]

From black tea to yogurt, five foods to prevent cold and flu

From black tea to yogurt, five foods to prevent cold and flu

While there’s no magical way to escape the wrath of the winter season, keeping a check on your food intake can certainly help you to prevent seasonal flu and viral diseases. From black tea to yoghurt and oranges, these food have the power to protect against influenza, a common infection of the upper respiratory tract […]

11 Golden Triangle attractions that are a must-visit

11 Golden Triangle attractions that are a must-visit

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi India’s Golden Triangle is aptly named so, for the sights that lie on this stretch are nothing less than fascinating. The triangle covers the cities of Delhi and NCR, Agra, and Jaipur; also covering the other stunning sights of Rajasthan. Try spotting the three cities on a map of India, and you […]

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer

Early risers are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than women who are night owls, according to researchers have lately found a link between the body clock and breast cancer. According to a study presented by researchers from University of Bristol, women who are in the habit of waking up at the crack […]

Stunning photos from Northeast India to make you a travel addict

Stunning photos from Northeast India to make you a travel addict

River Umngot, Meghalaya India is so much more than the regular, away from Ladakh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Goa and the Andamans. So much more and so much prettier, for there is a treasure trove of attractions in Northeast India. It is the easternmost region of the country, sees a few tourists, and is yet spectacular. If […]

Paws for breath: India’s pampered pooches get clean air as people choke on smog

Paws for breath: India’s pampered pooches get clean air as people choke on smog

GURUGRAM: While most residents of the Indian capital Delhi choked on toxic air this week, the dogs of the city’s elite were enjoying ambient music and purified air at a luxury resort for pets. Pollution in the capital rose to “severe” this week after revelers let off fireworks to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali, adding […]

Brazilian gene resulting in birth defects missing in Indian zika virus: ICMR

Brazilian gene resulting in birth defects missing in Indian zika virus: ICMR

By Anuradha Mascarenhas  PUNE: The zika virus that has currently infected 163 persons in India lacks a particular gene that had led to serious birth disorders in new-born babies delivered by infected mothers in Brazil three years ago, scientists have said. A total of 163 persons have tested positive for zika virus in the country in the last […]

This river cruise from Kolkata to Dhaka via Sunderbans promises a breathtaking view

This river cruise from Kolkata to Dhaka via Sunderbans promises a breathtaking view

If you wanted to know what it would be like to hop on a river cruise and travel the length of the Brahmaputra to land in Bangladesh, while traversing through the marshy lands of the Sunderbans, you are in luck. Looks like the dream of an inter-country river cruise is soon set to turn into reality. Travel […]

Much awaited Titanic II set to sail in 2022

Much awaited Titanic II set to sail in 2022

Titanic II, a replica of the ship of dreams, the legendary Titanic, is all set to sail through its maiden voyage in 2022. Australian company Blue Star Line, recently, made an official announcement about their much delayed and controversial initiative in a press release. The chairman of Blue Star Line, Clive Palmer, wrote in a […]

High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study

High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study

Researchers have identified a DNA mutation common in animals that may explain why a diet high in carbohydrates induces obesity and diabetes in some but not others. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, showed a surprising difference between two sets of the fruit flies when feeding with alternate diets high in protein and […]

Know the difference between an anxiety attack and panic attack

Know the difference between an anxiety attack and panic attack

You often might hear people using the term panic attack  and anxiety attack interchangeably like they are the same things. But actually, they are not the same as panic and anxiety have different features and symptoms. Panic attack Panic attacks are often associated with anxiety, fear, high levels of stress and excessive worry. Panic attacks come […]

Facts that don’t lie about Hawa Mahal and its 953 jharokhas

Facts that don’t lie about Hawa Mahal and its 953 jharokhas

By Panchali Dey Rajasthan is a place of many wonders, and Hawa Mahal is one such. Just like its architecture that has the potential to amaze you, the history and facts of this monument will let you view this monument in a new light. It is one of the striking landmarks of Jaipur, famous for […]

Secret mountain escapes: Kareri Lake trek

Secret mountain escapes: Kareri Lake trek

By Shikha Gautam MCLEOD GANJ: A trek to Triund is not the only good one around Dharamsala and Mcleodganj. If you are eager to hit a trek that is not yet on Instagram and sees only the most ardent explorers and hikers, a trek to Kareri Lake is just the thing for you. While it is quite […]

7 signs that your thyroid is not functioning properly

7 signs that your thyroid is not functioning properly

Thyroid dysfunction is a major illness which affects many but they don’t even know of it. Problems start clumping when a lump forms at the base of the thyroid gland which affects the normal production of important hormones. Difficulty in maintaining weight, hair thinning and irregular blood pressure are the most prominent signs of your […]

Pari Mahal, the Abode of Fairies in Srinagar

Pari Mahal, the Abode of Fairies in Srinagar

Srinagar is a place that is often called as the ‘Venice of the East’ or the ‘Kashmiri Venice’. This summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir has all the reasons to justify the title of being the Kashmiri Venice. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that visiting this place only once would just not be enough.  The city’s popular drawcard […]

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