From crawling and grappling to duck-walking and kettleball swinging, a series of unconventional workouts are gaining currency among the health-conscious in the country. We take a look at what is the current rage and how it’
A majority of public libraries in the country remain in a state of despair resulting in lack of access to good reading material for many. But now, a handful of individuals have come to readers’ rescue with an innovative sol
With several new literary prizes being announced in India this year, the time has never been so bright for a writer. Or is it so? A look into what these prizes have on offer and what it means for the publishing world...
Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson recently agreed to pay Rs 20 lakh as compensation to patients in India who suffered due to its faulty hip implants. In the US, however, the company agreed to pay an estimated $2.5 billion to 8,0
Pawan Chamling, the CM of Sikkim, spoke to Smitha Verma in an email interview about his flagship scheme for promoting startups in the state, the need for youngsters to become entrepreneurs and how Sikkim has become a model st
Personal happiness has become big business today. From ‘happiness curriculums’ in schools to ‘happiness departments’ in state governments, there’s a huge thrust on the emotion and its attainment. But why are we chas
Lack of medical aid, a general scepticism about allopathic medicines and food fads make nutraceuticals extremely popular. No wonder the market is booming, with new products launched everyday. But do we really need them?
Pawan Kumar Agarwal is the chief executive officer of food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which brought out new regulations in 2016, covering nutraceuticals, foods for special dietary and medi
With the proliferation of social media sites, the desire to stay connected online has become permanent. But this digital addiction is now beginning to take its toll on people’s happiness. As technology becomes omnipresent,
Around 89% people in India are aware of life coaching and around 59% have partnered with a life coach at some time, with 97% being satisfied with the experience, revealed the 2017 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, which wa
Outsider carries forward the ever-popular character of Holly Gibney—the private detective of the Hodges trilogy—who, with her unparalleled imagination and superlative sense of the paranormal world, helps in bringing the s
Help is at hand for harried parents for whom the first challenge of the day is figuring out children’s tiffin boxes. Thanks to a slew of start-ups, which deliver tiffins to schools, their kids can now get interesting and he
The book starts with his multicultural upbringing at Fonseca Mansion in Mumbai, moves on to the impact of the Vietnam War in his world views, the myths created by western nations and how contemporary events like the Charlie H