Vaishali Dar

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Best Foot Forward: As footwear preferences change in pandemic era, take care of foot health

There’s been a noticeable shift from wearing shoes to opting for slippers/going barefoot in the post-pandemic era as people stay in, but one should take care of foot health even while at home, say experts

Avoid walking barefoot at home as it can cause strain in plantar fascia, a ligament that connects the heel to the front of the foot, advise experts

Funny Side Up: A bunch of content creators are redefining comedy on social media

A bunch of content creators are putting out short comical videos, depicting the common man’s daily struggles and absurdities of the times we’re living in

As a genre, however, political satire is often subject to criticism.

An Alternate World: Alternative lifestyles & materials can help reverse environmental impact of climate change

There’s no magic wand to reverse the environmental impact of climate change, but significant headway can be made by adopting alternative lifestyles and materials. Be it opting for vegan silk and clean energy or consuming mi

Be it consuming microbe-based proteins or opting for vegan silk or clean energy solutions, alternativism is the need of the hour.

Secret of bees: Recent research suggests bees can be trained to smell & detect coronavirus

Recent research by startup InsectSense and Wageningen Bioveterinary Research in the Netherlands suggests bees can be trained to smell and detect coronavirus.

Out of the Lab: Meat, caviar, leather, diamonds — brands pioneer new ways to come up with products grown in lab

With sustainability being the need of the hour, there is a need to curb excessive mining, land disturbance, carbon emissions and environmental damages.

The World Economic Forum reports that the environmental cost of the growing appetite for meat is alarming. Agriculture is responsible for 10-12% of greenhouse gas emissions, with meat, poultry and dairy farming producing nearly three quarters of it.

A Poetic Moment: Hindi poetry witnessing a huge rise in popularity

Hindi poetry is seeing a huge shift in reception today, becoming not just a popular medium for all age groups, but also a commercially viable genre, thanks to social media, e-books and offline ticketed events

Clearly, Hindi poetry and poets are seeing a huge shift in reception today.

Smell Therapy: Smell training can help one regain the olfactory senses

Loss of smell has been a prominent symptom of Covid-19, which has left many with long-term smell distortions.

Losing sense of smell affects taste sensation, negatively impacts quality of life and can also lead to feelings of loss, loneliness and anxiety.

The Lego Life: What used to be a kids’ product in 90s now grabs the attention of youngsters, as well as adults

Recently, Time magazine even named Lego Group among the world’s 100 most influential companies in its inaugural list of businesses shaping the future of society.

A Danish toy brand, Lego rose to massive popularity in the mid-20th century and today it has something for everyone.

Genderless Gems: Accessorising has gone a step ahead with gender-fluid jewellery the hot new trend

Taking a cue, many brands and labels are offering new-age design sensibilities, blending the masculine with the feminine

However, men's jewellery is still in its infancy with just a few brands offering it.

Creative selection: Creative isolation worked wonders for some, led to huge loss of creativity in others

As Covid changed the rhythm of life for many, what majorly got impacted was the inspiration to create. While for some, creative isolation worked wonders, helping them turn ideas into projects, for many others, it resulted in

Age of the vaccine selfie: The ‘vaxxie’ is now a rage, coming as a source of hope, as well as FOMO for netizens

From Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Joe Biden to celebrities like English actor Ian McKellen, all their shots have made it to the headlines.

It’s a family affair

After a full year of being at home—with some hope in between of Covid cases dwindling—we are back in the thick of a surge and more lockdowns, night curfews and work from home. This means more time spent at home with famil

Many like Saha felt the strain in personal relationships during the pandemic owing to financial uncertainty, increased domestic chores and responsibilities, constant work pressure, health worries, etc.

The e-waste crisis: 50 million tonnes of electronic waste discarded in 2019

Electronic waste is now the fastest-growing waste stream in the world, pointing to the urgent need to create a sustainable industry that generates less waste

Globally, society only deals with 20% of e-waste appropriately and the rest ends up in a landfill or is disposed of by informal workers in poor conditions.

The cancel culture code

You may support it or abhor it, but there’s no way you can ignore it. Cancel culture has been gathering steady steam over the past few years, sometimes as an extension of mob rule, at other times, a way of speaking truth to

Cancel culture can be defined as a sort of ostracism through which someone is 'cancelled', or exiled, from social and professional spheres.

Battling the twin challenges of surging pandemic and medical waste

Vaccine rollout is essential to curb the spread of the virus, but responsibly discarding syringes and needles is also important for the planet’s health

Environmentalists fear negative consequences for wildlife, as the pandemic poses difficult short-term choices between health and the environment. The contaminated plastic, cloth and latex could even end up in the waterways, blocking oceans.

The Politics of Fashion: From PM Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi — a window into philosophy & belief system of politicians

From the simple dhoti of Mahatma Gandhi and tailored bandhgalas of Jawaharlal Nehru to Mamata Banerjee’s trademark blue-and-white cotton sari and Arvind Kejriwal’s muffler, politicians’ choice of clothes and accessories

Jeev Milkha Singh’s senior circuit dream and unending love for golf | INTERVIEW

With six Asian, four European and four Japan Tour titles, Jeev Milkha Singh is India’s most decorated golfer.

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A cryptic world: Digital works, cryptocurrencies are transforming the landscape of art

Art has always created new possibilities, making us think beyond our imaginations.

Last year, the banana duct tape artwork, for instance, was a brilliant example of how the meaning and importance of objects change depending on the context—sometimes irreverent, sometimes whimsical.

Power drive: Golf is gradually getting its due with many finding it to be the safest sport in view of pandemic

In a nation that worships cricket, there are still many challenges to be overcome

Amid all the social distancing norms, the rules of the game may have been slightly twisted, but the sport is thriving and how.

Mix & fix: Routine is good but it is important to keep switching one’s workout regimen

Routine is good but it is important to keep switching one’s workout regimen as it’s the key to stimulating different muscle sets and preventing boredom

Just as a balanced diet is imperative for the body, a combination workout helps control muscle growth, as well as aid weight loss.

From science to politics, 2021 will go down in history as one that ushered in significant milestones

From science to politics, the year 2021 will go down in history as one that ushered in significant milestones in various fields

A rendering of Voyager Station, the world's first space hotel set to open in 2027 Photo: Voyager Station

The Luxury Closet: Post-Covid luxury sector seeing investment in items like handbags, jewellery, art & watches

Even as luxury retail looks at a post-Covid strategic plan, there are signs of growth, with people eager to invest in items like handbags, jewellery, art, watches, wine and classic cars

The year 2021 will follow one of significant changes, as the desire will be to invest in purchases that are meaningful and have enduring value.

An Animated World: 2D, 3D, mixed media animation in advertising takes centrestage in post Covid times

In a world grappling with the pandemic where physical ad shoots have been difficult, animation in advertising, using 2D, 3D or mixed media, has taken centrestage

Animation also provides a level-playing field when it comes to cost.

Wine country shift: South-east Asia could be home to the world’s best vineyards, thanks to climate change

With climate change affecting produce at the finest vineyards, new wine-producing regions such as Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar could soon replace the world’s best vineyards

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Home Smart Home: Variety of products to offer

Home automation is on the rise and so is a shift towards minimalism. The future home, experts say, will be a combination of function, aesthetics and sustainability

Lighting controls, motorised shades, iPad-controlled residences and Lutron lighting controls (motorised shading) are trending in luxury pads, as per Delhi-based light control equipment solutions provider Anusha Technovision.

Is a ministry of fashion the need of the hour?

Nations are becoming increasingly conscious about regulating carbon emissions from the fashion industry.

Simply put, overproduction of fashion items, use of synthetic fibres and agriculture pollution of fashion crops are a few factors that contribute to waste pollution.
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