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A wristband that can recognise human emotions (19:26)
New York, May 22 (IANS) An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy.

Hindu, Muslim wives donate kidney to other's husband (18:26)
Noida, May 22 (IANS) Human blood holds no narrow sectarian boundaries, was proved when a Hindu and a Muslim woman donated one of their kidneys to the other's husband at a hospital here.

Wish to do hardcore action movie: Elli Avram (18:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Actress Eli Avram says she would love to do hardcore action movies as she finds herself "excellent" in mixed martial arts.

No Bollywood styling for designers Anjalee, Arjun Kapoor (With Images) (16:32)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor love designing for Bollywood actresses, but they don't prefer styling for movies as they feel it takes lot of time in coordination.

Here's why girls should never take diet pills (16:14)
London, May 22 (IANS) Is your teenaged daughter popping pills to shed weight? Beware, she may be at an increased risk of harming hormones, growth as well as mental health, researchers warned.

Raymond launches khadi label as part of Make in India initiative (15:56)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Textile and apparel conglomerate Raymond Limited has launched sub-brand Khadi by Raymond -- a move in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative.

Don't feed fruit juice in child's first year, say pediatricians (15:34)
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Parents should take note that breast milk or infant formula is sufficient for infants and children should not be offered fruit juice, which lacks dietary fiber and may contribute to excessive weight gain, at all in the first year, according to experts.

Eating fruits, vegetables daily may cut artery disease (14:54)
New York, May 22 (IANS) Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing an artery disease that affects blood flow to the legs, researchers say.

Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma (13:34)
New York, May 22 (IANS) In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs.

'Light' cigarette use may up lung cancer risk (13:30)
New York, May 22 (IANS) If you are a smoker using the so-called "light" cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think twice. According to a study, you may be at an increased risk of developing a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.

Lahaul festival: A blend of virgin nature, Buddhism (Travel Feature) (12:18)
By Vishal Gulati
Manali, May 22 (IANS) Taking a leaf from the success of Leh's Sindhu Darshan festival, locals of the picturesque Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh also decided to hold a similar event every summer at the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers that makes for a mix of virgin nature and Buddhism.

Traffic-related air pollutants may disrupt sleep (12:07)
New York, May 22 (IANS) Apart from affecting breathing and lung function, people exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants for a prolonged period may also have sleep disruptions, researchers say.

Low performance of scribes linked to high alcohol intake (17:16)
London, May 21 (IANS) While low pay, constant deadlines and high levels of accountability all contribute to greater stress levels in journalists, drinking too much alcohol is one of the factors making their brains operate at a lower level than the average population, suggests new research.

Changing names of girls for marriage irrelevant (16:50)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It has been often noticed that when the horoscopes of the prospective bride and groom don't match, the woman is asked to change her first name. The name change, however, doesn't have any impact on the marriage and life after that, say experts.

Sonam Kapoor channels 'fashion icon' Cher at Cannes (16:04) IANS Photo Service
Cannes, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor sported a Cher-inspired psychedelic look for her appearance at the Cannes Film Festival here on the occasion of the singing sensation's birthday.

Make-up, like music, uplifts and sets your mood, says Aishwarya (15:34) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Indian actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been representing India at the Cannes Film Festival for over a decade -- once as a jury member, then for a movie and multiple times for a cosmetic brand. She says wearing make-up is part of her lifestyle as she belongs to the glamour industry, but she really feels it is as good as music in setting her mood for a day.

Pamela Anderson looks unrecognisable at Cannes (13:38)
Cannes, May 21 (IANS) "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson looked unrecognisable at the Cannes Film Festival, where she turned up with slicked hair and a sweeping blue evening dress.

Unconventional but alluring 'heroes': Byron's kin down the ages (Column: Bookends) (With Images) (10:34)
By Vikas Datta
In human affairs, things exist before they are formally named and continue to thrive even when people don't know or forget the name. Take this type of literary character, who continues to hold a strange fascination for us -- the "hero" (or rather, the anti-hero or even villain) who is passionate but flawed, charismatic but behaves outrageously, holds unshakeable beliefs while internally-conflicted and seems to nurse dark secrets.

Intermarriage in US increases by fivefold in 50 years (00:58)
Washington, May 21 (IANS) One in six newlyweds in the US were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, a fivefold increase over the past 50 years, a Pew Research Centre analysis has found.

Acting was never my dream: Rhea Kapoor (19:40) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Film producer and fashion stylist Rhea Kapoor, daughter of actor Anil Kapoor and sister of actress Sonam Kapoor, says during her initial days people expected her to be an actress and didn't take her seriously.

Habib uplifted low-profile profession to high-profile fashion: Author Hritu Pawar (18:00)
By Kishori Sud
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) His father, Nazir Ahmed, was the personal hair stylist of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru and the last British Governor General, Lord Mountbatten, which took the family to what is now Rashtrapati Bhavan. One fine day Habib Ahmed opened his academy-cum-salon in Lodhi Hotel and the rest is history.

When a wine maker forays into the whiskey space (May 20 is World Whisky Day) (16:52)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi May 20 (IANS) Why would a wine maker foray into the whisky space? To give it a twist!

Aishwarya Rai goes classic in black at Cannes (16:52)
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sported a classic all-black ensemble by Lebanese design house Ashi Studio on the second day of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

Grilled or microwaved mushrooms may be more healthier (16:28)
London, May 20 (IANS) Love mushrooms? Boiling or deep frying may destroy its nutritional profile while microwaving or grilling them would help preserve its antioxidant capacity and other health properties, researchers say.

Now a muffin that can lower cholesterol levels (16:08)
Sydney, May 20 (IANS) Finding it hard to take cholesterol-lowering medications? Take heart, now lowering cholesterol may be as easy as munching a muffin, researchers say.

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