Fest to reclaim ancient musical heritage of the Taj city (19:20)
Agra, Feb 24 (IANS) In a bid to preserve the musical heritage of India, the city of Agra is all set to host a music festival featuring an impressive lineup of artistes.

Human brain may help generate fructose (19:12)
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Fructose -- simple sugar found in fruits, vegetables, table sugar, and many processed foods -- is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study.

Pan-India diabetic policy imperative: Experts (18:34)
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An effective pan-India diabetic policy is imperative to address the growing burden of diabetes in the country, experts at the 7th World Congress of Diabetes said here on Friday.

Silenced by depression? Instagram could come to your rescue (15:54)
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) While the fear of being stigmatised prevents many of us from making sensitive self-disclosures, one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using the photo-sharing app Instagram, a study says.

A fasting diet may help to reverse diabetes (15:24)
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) A type of fasting diet may reprogramme pancreas cells, promote the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduce symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a study has showed.

What do colours speak about your child's personality? (15:10)
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ever wondered why your elder daughter prefers red while the younger one prefers green? Well, from character insights to behaviour patterns, colours can define your child's personality, says an expert.

Want to improve your metabolism, get hands on right food items (13:36)
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Metabolism holds an important role in your lifestyle, so it is important to improve it to have a perfect body. One can add food items like egg whites, garlic, lemon and oatmeal to have a strong metabolism, says an expert.

India's dine-out culture has changed drastically: Andrea's Eatery's owner (IANS Interview) (13:34)
By Nivedita
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India's hospitality industry is changing because of evolving consumer needs, says Andrea's Eatery's owner Andrea Aftab Pauro, who belongs to the family of hoteliers who own the Imperial Hotel here that opened its doors in 1934. He also says that people are looking for organic ingredients and hence healthy food is getting prominence in current time.

Back pain ups risk of early death by 13% (13:14)
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Suffering from lower back pain? Be careful, back pain -- approximately affecting 700 million people worldwide -- is the leading cause of disability globally and may increase your risk of dying early by 13 per cent, researchers warn.

Diabetes' link with Alzheimer's disease identified (13:08)
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Have a sweet tooth? Beware, you may be at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, as a study has found a specific molecular link between abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia -- a key characteristic of diabetes and obesity -- and Alzheimer's disease.

Your body size may determine how much you sweat (12:18)
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Sweating depends on body size, weight and not on gender, meaning that larger individuals sweat more than smaller ones during exercises in warm and tolerable conditions, a study has found, negating the conventional belief that gender influences sweat.

Electronic music is very revolting: Muzaffar Ali  (11:12)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) Filmmaker-fashion designer Muzaffar Ali believes he has a "global outlook to music", but the director of the classic Bollywood movie "Umrao Jaan" finds electronic music "really disturbing and revolting" and something that has changed India's "soundscape".

10 portions of fruits, veggies daily may cut premature deaths (18:36)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Intake of 10 portions or 800 grammes of fruit and vegetables a day may potentially prevent approximately 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say researchers.

AIFW now four-day affair for 'better business', dedicates day to handloom (16:18)
By Nivedita
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The forthcoming edition of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) will have many firsts in terms of presentations. For the first time, the gala will be held for four days instead of five, and the opening day will be dedicated to handloom and textile, says Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) President Sunil Sethi.

Soothsayers have only a few takers (16:14)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Would you like to know what does the future hold for you? If yes, you may have only a few company. A new study shows that given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them -- whether it brings good things or bad.

Nicole Scherzinger goes underwear-free for party (14:38)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Singer Nicole Scherzinger chose not to wear an underwear to party the night away following Brit Awards here.

'Weight loss drug may cut 80% risk of diabetes' (14:28)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Injecting a particular weight loss drug in combination with diet and exercise may reduce risk of diabetes by 80 per cent in individuals with obesity and prediabetes, a study said.

Chronic stress may give you a pot belly (14:16)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to gaining extra kilos overtime, says a study.

Urvashi Kaur, Akaaro to be part of Spring Summer Wishlist (13:52)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Wishlist, the pop-up shop that brings together the best treasures from across the country, is back with its fifth season titled The Spring Summer Wishlist. Names like Urvashi Kaur and Akaaro are set to be part of the event.

Fruit and vegetable-rich diet may lower lung disease risk (12:48)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Consuming five or more daily servings of diet rich in fruit such as apples or pears and green leafy vegetables may significantly lower the risk of developing chronic lung disease in both former and current smokers, finds a research.

Oestrogen therapy may boost oral health: Study (12:34)
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Post-menopausal women who undergo oestrogen therapy may get healthier teeth and gums, a study has found.

Select right jewellery for wedding functions (12:30)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) It is important to choose the right jewellery for occassions like wedding as one wrong selection and the entire look will go for a toss. Try for large emeralds studded among diamonds in white gold for that cocktail look or opt for gold or yellow gemstones, says an expert.

Would love to work on films rooted in history: Designer Anju Modi  (11:16)
By Nivedita
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ace designer Anju Modi, who designed costumes for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Goliyon Ki Raasleela - Ram Leela" and "Bajirao Mastani", says she is inclined to work on movies with historical characters.

Share multi-photo album on Instagram now (11:00)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) If you feel constrained to share multiple photos or videos from your trip on Instagram, a new feature rolled out on Thursday will make your vacation look beautiful in a single album.

Dough kneaded with feet? Delhi eatery raided (20:14)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Authorities on Wednesday raided Delhi's iconic Kake Da Hotel after an unverified video showed a cook kneading dough with his feet. The restaurant denied the charge.

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