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'Unrealistic' media portrayals of pregnancy put women at risk

Online media also jeopardized some women's feelings about their bodies.

Study is important as it shows that harmful gambling is associated with early and adult trauma (Photo: Pixabay)

Addiction to gambling in adults may be due to childhood trauma

Men with gambling addiction are more likely to have witnessed violence or have experienced physical abuse or assault growing up.

Masturbation keeps erectile dysfunction at bay (Photo: Pixabay)

Ways in which masturbation can contribute to your well being

Masturbation is often connected to ill effects but it actually contributes to health in multiple ways.

If the same technique were to work in humans, it would allow many sterile men to become fathers (Photo: Pixabay)

Sperm cells are created in the lab offering hopes of cure from infertility

Scientists create stem cells from ear tissue that become fully functional sperm cells on introduction to mice testes.

Marijuana use can improve oxygen and blood flow to the brain, reducing the risk of clots that cause brain attacks (Photo: Pixabay)

Smoking cannabis may offer protection from stroke

People who smoke marijuana every day have better blood flow and oxygen to the brain, says new study.


Zardozi continues to be a rage on the ramp but artisans complain of poor incentives due to diminishing demand.

It is too early to write zardozi’s obituary

Zardozi has weathered a lot of storms yet it is flourishing... I don’t think it can die: Laila Tyabji craft activist

Creations from Chanel

Rise and sparkle

Get a head start on a new sartorial dichotomy that will be making waves this season — subtle sparkle.

A file picture of Bella Hadid used for representational purposes only.

Channel your inner micro

For people struggling with damaged skin, this treatment brings good news by initiating the skin’s self healing process.

Approach from the Northwestern Medicine scientists allowed the behaviour of individual virions, infectious particles, to be connected to infectivity. (Photo: Pixabay)

Better therapies may be in offing with novel HIV tracking approach

Research used novel live-cell fluorescent imaging system that allowed them to identify individual particles associated with infection.


The process dates back to thousands of years when ancient Greeks put their wine in amphoras too.

Care for some wine aged under water?

At the winery, one can take a dive into the Adriatic Sea to watch the process of ageing.

Items like Coffee Liqueurs and Irish Cream can enhance the flavor and texture of cold desserts and shakes or coffee.

Spirit-u-al Cooking

Cooking with various alcohols is gaining much popularity. Here are a few recipes using wines, vodka and tequila by Masterchef Puneet Mehta.

Samyuktha Hegde

Banana rum-bles

Samyuktha Hegde, a Kannada actress and a professional dancer as well, shares a dessert recipe.

Larvae that tastes like paneer and eyeballs of fish are just the beginning (Photo: YouTube)

These are some of the most bizarre culinary delights on the planet

Eggs served in the most shocking ways and organs that you never considered touching.

Gulabi Pista Basundi

Desi-mal point of yum

Celebrating the great Indian food trail from across India, here are some classic recipes.


Monsoon destinations in Maharashtra

Monsoon destinations in Maharashtra

Check out these places you must visit during monsoons if you are in the state.

Aliyar Reservoir (Photo: Munshi Wasim Abid)

Two’s company

On a quick trip to Kodaikanal to blow off some steam.

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This monsoon, rediscover yourself amid misty hills!

These locations definitely need to be on your travel bucket list.


Turkish Shenanigans

Actress Priyamani lets us in on her recent trip to Cappadocia and what she discovered.


Sumitra Maharana and her sister Suchitra showing art sketches on bottles as their mother displays a palmleaf painting.

An Odisha village where people live for and with art

Despite poor monetary returns, the artists keep going on due to their emotional bonding with the heritage.

US President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)

Alien Trump descends on Mexico in artist's billboard

Mitch O'Connell created the work in 2015 for a horror film festival in Chicago headlined by the 1988 cult classic "They Live."

Members of Devditi Foundation and social media group India Saree Challenge danced to patriotic songs at Select City Walk on Wednesday evening.

When even grandmas danced to celebrate Independence Day

With less than a week to go for Independence Day, patriotic fervour is ruling the cultural calendar of the city.

From left to right: Feet of Krishna by Parameshwar Raju and an untitled work by Koeli Mukherjee Ghose

A series celebrating the beauty of lines

Hyderabad based artists Poosapati Parameshwar Raju and Koeli Mukherjee Ghose talk about art, life and ongoing exhibition.

Wooden dolls on display at  the exhibition

Magical Gombe

An Art exhibition Gombe brings beautiful wooden dolls from Karnataka to the city, reflecting folk culture of the state.


The study was conducted for an average of 10 years (Photo: Pixabay)

Erectile dysfunction risk may be indicated by the big toe in men

A study revealed that pain in the big toe is linked to chances of erectile dysfunction.

Hollywood biggies Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation after being married for eight years and having a son together.

Celebrity worship

Fans are increasingly affected by the activities of their favourite celebrities. But what makes them so attached to these onscreen entities?

Working couples have less time together which reduces the happiness and satisfaction of a marriage. (Photo: AFP)

Problem of time famine

Working couples have less time together which reduces the happiness quotient.

Kanwar Dhillon

My mom is a support system, says Kanwar Dhillon

She is not only my support system but a support system to my entire family.

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The app deletes the image immediately after tracking the location (Photo: AFP)

Location of people sending pictures of their penis can be tracked with new app

The app can only tell the location and cannot confirm if the person is the original owner of the picture.

In this July 31, 2017 photo, Takuya Iwata, left, and Mai Kamii, right, drink beer at Spring Valley Brewery in Tokyo. Japan’s beer consumption has been tanking as younger “salaryman” types shun old-style after-work drinking and craft breweries woo those who still love their suds. (Photo: AP)

Changing tastes brew bitter times for Japan's beer makers

Brews also are losing out in Japan to a wide variety of other liquors.

No matter how common, lying can never be categorised as good or bad.

To lie or not to lie

From white to grey, there are many aspects to a person’s lies. Yet, lying — harmless or not — is very much a part of human disposition.

Fill in the lips with same colour and top it up with a similar creamy textured lip colour.

It’s a pout time to shine

To get this look, begin by outlining the lips with a darker shade of your chosen lip colour.

Offshore wind farms along with oil and gas platforms inadvertently provide an ideal habitat for jellyfish to survive (Photo: Pixabay)

Eating jellyfish could be the new fad!

Professor Silvio Grecio urges people to start eating jellyfish to lessen their infestation in Mediterranean sea.