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Make way for Queen Beyonce as she arrives to steal the show at Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's pre-wedding celebrations. While the event was already a starry affair with who's who of Bollywood in attendance right from Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan to Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan among others. The singer wore a dazzling Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla outfit.

08:55:10 on 10 Dec

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Westland Publishing is all set to release a book based on the longest-running crime series on Indian television—Crime Patrol: The Most Thrilling Stories by Annup Sonii and Oswald Pereira.
Slated to hit the stands on 11 December 2018, the book has spine-chilling stories that dissect the anatomy of a crime, delving deep into the psyche of the criminal mind.

04:25:01 on 10 Dec

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Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are four to five times at higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to researchers including one of Indian-origin. IBD is inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract and is a common chronic condition that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

11:55:01 on 09 Dec

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Human brains notice a voice much faster when it is considered threatening or aggressive than when it is perceived as normal or happy in an auditory environment, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that in a few hundred milliseconds, our brain becomes sensitive to the presence of angry voices.

11:25:01 on 09 Dec

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5 herbs for women’s well-being

From childhood to the senior citizen stage, a woman’s body goes through several changes, each accompanied by a hormonal transition. These include the onset of puberty, menses, childbearing years, and then menopause. To adjust to these changes smoothly, maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, choose the right diet pattern for yourself and take herbal formulations.

02:55:02 on 09 Dec

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In a new revelation, a leading medical expert is warning parents that a vegan diet can lead to severe health problems including epilepsy and developmental disorders. According to Lund, the problem is that poor food, which needs vitamin B12 added, can have serious consequences for children and several who had been on a vegan diet have been treated at the medical centre.

11:25:02 on 08 Dec

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Turns out, sleeping more than six to eight hours a night is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases. According to a recent study, people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41 per cent.

01:55:01 on 08 Dec

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The winter season is a holdall of emotions that celebrates splendour, change, vulnerability and hope. We bring to you 10 evocative and soulful quotes on winters penned down by famous writers who not only understood the essence of the season but also embraced the brightness and darkness that it brings along to balance the beauty that is life.

12:25:02 on 08 Dec

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Charcoal, specifically activated ones, are effective in treating skin as well as hair-related issues. Active charcoal deeply cleanses the skin by absorbing deep-rooted impurities and toxins from the polluted environment. Regular shampoos only remove surface dirt, but activated charcoal will pull out more than what regular shampoos can achieve.

01:53:32 on 07 Dec

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For the past 19 years, Pantone’s group of experts have been working relentlessly to come up with a ‘Colour of the Year’ to capture the spirit of the times. The selection process entails thoughtful consideration and trend analysis and each year, Pantone’s colour experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new colour influences.

01:25:02 on 07 Dec

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Swearing is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language (2017), a deep dive into not just the neuroscience behind swearing, but also the colourful history of the world’s most popular cuss words. The 44-year-old British scientist and writer is ball of energy as she discusses the context of ‘bad’ words, and how gendered profanity can be. Excerpts:

12:25:02 on 07 Dec

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Unmute : Trials of trans-itions

Tune in to the second episode of Unmute – a podcast series where we get voices little-heard to speak out loud. In this episode I spoke to some members of the transgender community. Although the community has culturally been a significant part of Indian society, when it comes to providing quality of living and healthcare and acceptance, we’re lagging far behind.

11:55:02 on 06 Dec

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A new study has found that despite an increase in the number of women making purchases and influencing consumer decisions, only 21 percent of advertisements this Diwali represented women as independent, high-earning individuals. According to research conducted by Engendered, only 17 out of 80 advertisements released this Diwali showed women in non-stereotypical roles.

10:26:01 on 06 Dec

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While a divorce or a new relationship brings many changes in a person’s life, a new study shows an association with reduced physical activity levels. The findings showed that men who divorced and women who found a new partner reduced their physical exercises. According to the researchers, it is difficult to provide a single explanatory factor about the changes.

09:47:30 on 06 Dec

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7 most popular fitness trends of 2018

2018 was quite a progressive year when it came to fitness trends. We saw varied form of exercises/workouts come to the fore and gain a lot of popularity. As the year comes to a close, we speak to fitness experts Sapna Khanna and Puranjay Jadeja who list out the most popular workout trends that were a big hit among fitness enthusiasts.

01:26:02 on 06 Dec

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Cauliflower diet for weight loss

Cauliflower, or phool gobhi, is one of the most nutritious vegetables that the Indian palate has loved since time immemorial. The ketogenic diet, which has become popular as a low-carb weight loss diet, also makes use of this humble vegetable and its versatility, due to the fact that it is low in carbohydrates and high in fibre and other micronutrients.

12:25:01 on 06 Dec

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Camera technology has advanced to such an extent in the past few years that they are getting smaller and smaller, thus making it possible to conceal them any which way, in any sort of places. Here's a lowdown on what types of cameras can be hidden and you wouldn't look twice even when they are right in front of you.

10:25:01 on 05 Dec

According to a recent study, pregnant women with higher intake of a Mediterranean diet have 32% lower risk of having children with an accelerated growth pattern, as compared to offspring of women that did not follow such a diet. The Mediterranean diet is characterised by a high content of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes and nuts.

04:55:01 on 05 Dec

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The minor girl, who was allegedly murdered by her father and relatives on December 2, was laid to rest in Sargodha on Monday. While giving details of the incident, Urban Area SHO Awais Gujjar told Express News that a faith healer had allegedly suggested to Sawera’s father, that his daughter was possessed and they would have to kill her to dispel the evil spirits.

01:25:02 on 05 Dec

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71% Indians have poor muscle health

About 68% of people in India are protein deficient, while 71% have poor muscle health, a recent survey has pointed out. Citing reports, experts on Monday said 84% of Indian vegetarians and 65% of non-vegetarian diets are protein deficient. The findings stated a correlation between poor muscle health and protein deficiency in India which needs to be addressed.

12:13:59 on 04 Dec

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Scientists have uncovered how artificial light from smartphones and computers can disrupt sleep, a finding which may lead to new treatments for migraines, insomnia & jet lag. Researchers at the US found that certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our internal clocks, the daily cycles of physiological processes known as the circadian rhythm.

04:55:02 on 04 Dec

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Give this lady a gunny sack, and she will still come out looking like a vision. Yes, we are talking about Katrina Kaif, who by her own admission doesn’t have a superb sense of style, but still manages to make heads turn wherever she goes. And this time, she is making people stop in their tracks with her latest magazine cover shoot for Vogue.

03:55:01 on 04 Dec

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According to the book, 'Healing Foods' by DK publishing House, "Cumin is rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants and is also known to be antibacterial and antiseptic. It can solve a host of your tummy woes, fortify digestive tract, relieve nausea, and bloating and constipation." Other than this, cumin is also known to be great for diabetes.

02:55:01 on 04 Dec

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Artificial, outdoor light exposure at night is linked to insomnia in older adults, according to a study. The findings have been published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Results show that increasing night-time levels of artificial, outdoor light exposure, were associated with an increased prevalence of hypnotic prescriptions and daily dose intake.

12:55:01 on 04 Dec

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Breast cancer, the most prevalent cancer among Indian women, cannot deter motherhood, if intervention takes place at the right moment, say health experts. According to them, pregnancy is possible for women survivors of breast cancer - it does not increase risk of recurrence and neither does it cause any harm to the baby.

08:55:01 on 03 Dec

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Gangarampur is the worst affected block of the district, with at least one member of every household having symptoms of the disease. Gangarampur administration’s laboratory tested the ground water last year and found that the fluoride level was 2.2 mg per liter, much beyond the permissible limit of 1 mg per liter.

04:55:01 on 03 Dec

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Superintendent of the Overhead Electrical Department, Sarala Chaudhari, once worked as an announcer, occupies a small, forgotten office in Kalyan, where documentary filmmaker Disha Rindani met her and decided to chronicle her life in a short film. The documentary on Chaudhari is one segment of a three-part series called Meet the Voice that recently dropped on YouTube.

04:25:01 on 03 Dec

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Kahlil Gibran is a strange phenomenon of 20th Century letters and publishing. After Shakespeare and the Chinese poet Laozi, Gibran’s work from 1923, The Prophet, has made him the third most-sold poet of all time. This slim volume of 26 prose poems has been translated into over 50 languages; its US edition alone has sold over 9 million copies.

03:55:01 on 03 Dec

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Soulful in NOLA-la land

New Orleans endeared itself with its trails. Known for the famed decadence-filled Bourbon Street, a party precinct that springs alive on Mardi Gras, it was not what three girls alone in NOLA were even minutely interested in. New Orleans is more of an altercation with a past, and a present that imbibes all those influences graciously.

02:25:01 on 03 Dec

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The edible seeds of pine trees – pine nuts have immense health benefits. These nuts, mentioned by Greek authors as early as 300 BC have been consumed for a thousand years. Scientifically known as ‘Pinus Gerardiana’, pine trees are native to Afghanistan, China, Korea, Russia and north-west India. Although there are 20 species of pine seeds, only a few of them are harvested.

01:25:01 on 03 Dec

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Regular checkups and visits to the doctor are important for maintaining better well being. But effective diagnosis also requires being completely honest about lifestyle choices. A study has revealed that about 80 per cent people lie to their doctors about how often they exercise, how much the drink, what they eat and whether they smoke.

11:25:01 on 02 Dec

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On December 1 2018, Priyanka Chopra wed the love of her life, Nick Jonas in Jodhpur. To commemorate the momentous occasion, Vogue decided to launch their first-ever digital cover featuring the newlyweds. And, in Vogue's own words, 'the shoot is a study in easy intimacy'. The cover features two scenes — one photographed by Annie Leibovitz and another shot by Steven Brahms.

04:55:02 on 02 Dec

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Checked clothes have been in fashion for quite a long time. Everything from checked skirts, plaid jackets, checked shirts for men have been considered chic and fashionable. Look at Sonam Kapoor, for instance. Yesterday, she posted a picture of herself wearing a checked blazer and skirt with a white turtleneck and boots. Totally a winter look we can get behind.

01:55:01 on 02 Dec

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“I don’t give any facts. I only give a viewpoint. And I don’t claim that it is the correct viewpoint. The only premise I work on is, ‘this could also have happened'”, says Neelakantan while talking about risks involved in interpreting mythology. In an interview he gets candid about his book Vanara: The Legend of Baali, Sugreeva and Tara which was released by Penguin India.

12:25:01 on 02 Dec

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Fighting the scourge of AIDS

“Know your status” is the theme for this year’s World AIDS Day on December 1. Knowing HIV status is a critical step to ensure one is not infected, and if infected, to get treatment at the earliest. This is a theme focussed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. India with an estimated 2.1 million HIV infections has a long way to go to end the epidemic.

02:57:44 on 01 Dec

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Writer Durjoy Datta advised the millennials not to take advice on relationships from his generation as he was still exploring “love”. “Had I known deeply about love, I would have probably written one single love story but I am still writing love stories to know more about it,” Datta, 31, said in front of a young crowd during a book launch here on Monday.

04:26:01 on 01 Dec

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That we sustain fulfilling bonds with certain animals but turn others into fulfilling dinners baffles Dr Melanie Joy, a professor of Psychology and Sociology at the UoM USA. Her book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows (2010) comments on industrialised animal food production that chases cost-effective methods with an absolute disregard for animal rights.

02:56:01 on 01 Dec

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People try different methods to enhance or change their physical as well as facial appearance. Apart from surgery, procedures like injecting fillers in modify features have become popular over the past few years. But 29-year-old Rachael Knappier almost lost her top lip after it swelled to twice their normal size due to mouth fillers.

02:26:02 on 01 Dec

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This is Chennai’s largest thaali . It’s got — hold your breath — more than 50 dishes, comprising soup, starters, main course and dessert. Of which 24 are non-vegetarian. The quantity of serving per bowl varies from 60 grams to 400 grams. The thaali is available at the Nungambakkam branch of Ponnusamy's in Chennai.

09:55:02 on 30 Nov

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A video shared by a railway infrastructure agency in the Netherlands highlights the dangers of unguarded rail crossings. The terrifying video, which shows a cyclist missing an oncoming train by a split second, has gone viral on social media since it was posted online about a week ago. The incident captured on camera took place a few months ago in Geleen.

01:31:52 on 30 Nov

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One might wonder about those globetrotting array of locations in the latest blockbuster movies. Back in the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood, Hollywood directors didn’t tend to go so far afield when selecting locations. Instead, they took advantage of California’s dramatic variety of terrains, including cities, beaches, mountains, deserts, and farmland.

11:54:26 on 30 Nov

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High-fat keto diet puts many at risk

The high-fat ketogenic diet that has become quite popular because it allows the dieter to eat foods high in fat, is actually putting a lot of people at risk. Hospitals have been getting patients on this type of diet reporting headaches, chills, memory loss, brain fog and dizziness, found a random study. The main aim to get on the diet was to lose weight.

03:25:02 on 30 Nov

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Lack of sleep makes you angrier: Study

Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, a study has found. Other studies have shown a link between sleep and anger, but questions remained about whether sleep loss was to blame or if anger was responsible for disrupted sleep, said Zlatan Krizan, a professor at Iowa State University in the US.

12:55:01 on 30 Nov

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Male grooming has become a big thing lately, and everyone is opting for the well-groomed, shaved look. But if new research is to be believed, it is best to grow a beard, especially if you want to boost your love life. According to a new study, facial hair is a plus point that most women look for in romantic interests.

11:55:02 on 29 Nov

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UNESCO added the genre that originated in Jamaica to its collection of “intangible cultural heritage” deemed worthy of protection and promotion. The musical style joined a list of cultural traditions that includes the horsemanship of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, a Mongolian camel-coaxing ritual and Czech puppetry, and more than 300 other traditional practices.

11:25:01 on 29 Nov

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The city of Chennai has always been a gastronomical delight for foodies. From south Indian breakfast items to street side snacks to thulping dinners at the kaiyendhi bhavans and not-so-kaiyendhi bhavans of the night, the city has never let down an eager glutton. In due recognition of its diversity, PETA has awarded Chennai India's 'Most Vegan Friendly City'.

08:40:01 on 29 Nov

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S Jeyanth Kumar feels like a warrior when he rides the 1942 model bikes BSA WM20 and the Triumph 3HW. “Both of these beauties were bought by a Bengaluru-based biker at a military disposal. I bought them from him for ₹5 lakhs each a few years ago. Now, their antique value is double that. But, I don’t plan to part with them,” says Kumar.

04:09:57 on 29 Nov

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Google Doodle today honours the 400th birth anniversary of Bartolome Esteban Murillo. He was a Spanish Baroque painter and his exact birth date is unknown. He mainly painted historical and religious scenes, portraits, and still figures in oil and fresco during the golden era of Spanish art. He was known for his dramatic lighting, radiant colour palette, and versatility.

07:31:08 on 29 Nov

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Sure, coffee is best enjoyed brewed in a cup but it may surprise you to know that it can work wonders for your skin as well. With a high content of caffeine and antioxidants, coffee is known to revitalize the skin and remove dead cells. To make use of coffee in your skin care routine without the tedious task of making the remedies yourself, try these 4 products.

03:25:01 on 29 Nov

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Why too much screen time disrupts sleep

By now, we all know that spending too much time staring at screens plays havoc with sleep. But do you know why Researchers have pinpointed how certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our internal clocks. When these cells are exposed to artificial light late into the night, our internal clocks can get confused, resulting in a host of health issues.

01:55:02 on 29 Nov

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Tired of seeing their holy texts used to justify the subjugation of women, a group of feminist theologians have joined forces to draft “A Women’s Bible”. While many feminists have called for religion altogether to be cast aside, an eclectic group of theologians instead insists that if interpreted properly, the Good Book can be a tool for promoting women’s emancipation.

12:29:28 on 28 Nov

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Intermittent fasting, also known as 16:8 diet, is trendy. A lot of people these days are swearing by intermittent fasting to lose weight and stay healthy. However, if you think it is better than other conventional weight loss diets, a recent study states otherwise. There are many paths leading to a healthier weight. Everybody must find a diet plan that fits them best.

03:55:01 on 28 Nov

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Nothing can beat a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter evening. Indulge in these scrumptious recipes prepared from fresh and juicy vegetables straight from the kitchens of Gaylord. Soup in itself existed since around 20,000 BC and the word soup itself comes from French soupe which comes through Vulgar Latin suppa from a Germanic source, from which also comes the word "sop".

01:25:01 on 28 Nov

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For refugees living in the national capital thousands of kilometres from their homes, all roads lead to a restaurant in south Delhi. Many refugees throng Middle East Cuisine (MEC) which is staffed entirely by refugees from countries like Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Iraq. For the past few years, MEC has become the favourite rendezvous spot for these refugees.

07:10:01 on 27 Nov

A terrifying hand gliding accident was captured on camera recently when a man found out that his hand gliding instructor had failed to secure his harness before take-off. Florida resident and YouTuber Chris Gursky shared heart-stopping footage of the incident that shows him losing his grip after some time and desperately clinging on to the pilot's leg.

05:15:44 on 27 Nov

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Former Bollywood actor and beauty queen Sushmita Sen has quite an active presence on social media. The super-fit actor is celebrating her 43rd birthday today and let's just admit it- Sushmita Sen doesn't look a day older than 30! Let's take a look at Sushmita Sen's own diet and fitness routine to see what keeps the svelte star so fit even at 43.

03:48:39 on 27 Nov

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More than half the women who were murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members, making the home “the most dangerous place for a woman,” a new UN study said. According to statistics that of a total 87,000 female homicide cases worldwide in 2017, some 50,000 — or 58%— were committed by the victims’ intimate partners or family members.

03:55:01 on 27 Nov

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The sixth edition of the Mechuka Festival, a 3-day adventure extravaganza organised every year at Mechukha, Arunachal Pradesh took place from November 23-25 this year. The objective of the festival is to promote adventure tourism in Arunachal Pradesh, and is an initiative of the Department of Tourism of Arunachal Pradesh.

01:55:01 on 27 Nov

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Researchers have been studying the effect of social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram on mental health for a while. But the behaviour of people on these applications can also tell us a lot about their state of mind. Findings of a research show that people who are lonely and single tend to use fewer colours while applying filters on Instagram.

12:55:01 on 27 Nov

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Hungry and wondering what to eat? Nearby restaurants seem too expensive? It’s too late at night to step out? Want to eat a pizza but not wait for it for 30 minutes? Yumlane has got you covered. India's first CPG food brand in the Heat and Eat category, Yumlane offers different variants of freshly-prepared pizzas.

11:25:01 on 26 Nov

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Patients who are treated in an ICU and survive are at increased risk of depression, a new study suggests. And depression in ICU survivors was linked with a higher risk of death in the next two years, researchers found. More than half of former ICU patients reported symptoms of psychological disorders according to the study published in Critical Care.

01:55:02 on 26 Nov

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Whenever we progress into the new season, the closet changes as per our style preferences. As AW’18 trends are making round on and off the runway, the season gives due importance to new footwear trends. British designer Stella McCartney who is known for her support towards animal safety, flagged the trend when she became the first vegetarian luxury label in 2001.

12:25:01 on 26 Nov

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While actors like Karisma Kapoor and Kriti Sanon gave ethnic wear goals, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Alia Bhatt made stunning appearances in designer gowns. Priyanka Chopra's ivory anarkali featuring colourful embellishments all over it was amazing. Here's a roundup of the fashion hits and misses of the week.

03:25:01 on 25 Nov

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