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A girl wearing a mask walks near India Gate in New Delhi. A high number of children and adolescents are contracting the novel coronavirus in the second wave (Photo: PTI)

Paediatricians sound alert about Covid among children

Paediatricians point out that variant of the virus during the second wave has been affecting children

 People sit in the observation area after being inoculated with a dose of the Covaxin vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a vaccination centre in Manipal Hospital in Bangalore on June 18, 2021. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

India should brace for third COVID-19 wave by October, say health experts

India has fully vaccinated about 5% of estimated 950 million eligible population, leaving many millions vulnerable to infections and deaths

The team infected lab-grown human airway tissue with the virus and found that for the first three days, viral load in the tissue doubled about every six hours. (Representational image: AFP)

Exposure to common cold virus may protect from COVID-19: Study

They found evidence of rapid growth of SARS-CoV-2 in the first few days of infection, followed by activation of the body's defences

A girl wearing a mask walks near India Gate in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI/File)

Pandemic can have severe effect on children's mental, physical health, says doctor

On the impact of second wave on Children, he further said it had affected equally compared to adults

The UN health agency said work was under way to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of Delta and why it is more transmissible. (Representational image: PTI)

Delta not specifically targeting children: WHO

Delta has now been detected in 132 countries and is more transmissible than earlier versions of the virus

Fashion

 Usually made out of paper or fabrics, these individually packed masks require the users to cover their faces for a couple of minutes with it to get the instant glow

Unmasking the truth about sheet masks

The serum-sheet facemasks have amassed wide popularity among beauty trendsetters but dermatologists warn you to not get floored

 With myriad different shades —reds, pinks, maroons, nudes — and finishes, there’s a perfect tube of lipstick for every woman out there. Representational Image

As masks become an inseparable part of life, is this the end of the lipstick era?

Perish the thought, say diehard fans. It's just a temporary exile

Although new colours are exciting for brides, many are going for the traditional red, but experimenting with different shades.

Dressing the new age bride

The upcoming wedding season will see a mix of traditional silhouettes and modern designs along with interesting colour combinations.

Designer Sonaakshi Raaj Merani

Designer Sonaakshi Raaj Merani gives affianced nurses something to look forward to

The designer has a wide range of couture and bridal dresses that she has kept for the nurses and doctors

Food

It all began with British historian Edward Anderson responding to a question from food aggregator with this innocuous statement on Twitter, "Idlis are the most boring things in the world." (Pixabay)

All about an idli: British professor's tweet sparks not so 'boring' debate

The steamed rice and lentil 'cake' - a pan India favourite - is suddenly much talked about and much discussed

Representational image depicting home-based food businesses

Cooking by the rules

Does the mushrooming home-based food businesses follow these procedures set by FSSAI?

One asked me to look up the Internet for recipes, the other explained how to cook the kachnar.

Ranjona Banerji | What cooking teaches, how tastes are learned

I really learnt how to cook by experimentation. And by eating. To replicate tastes and memories

Chinese cuisine in India is a mere adaptation of Chinese cooking with an Indian ‘tadka’ added to it

Chinese, made in India

Anyone would agree that except for the name, there is nothing Chinese in the Chinese food we relish from our restaurants

Clover Club Cocktail

Easy gin sour

Master the art of mixing raspberry and gin that allures the palate in a way that no other cocktail does.

Travel

As with the Phuket Sandbox programme, the Samui Plus programme has targeted tourists from low and medium-risk Covid countries. - By Arrangement

Lekha Shankar | The new ‘Samui Plus’ programme in Thailand

The Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus programmes are pioneering projects, being closely watched by other countries in the region

Sami representatives accuse some tourism providers of pretending to be Sami when they are not, or selling products and tourist attractions portraying Sami people as magical and primitive. (Photo: AFP)

Ethically responsible tourism initiative to preserve Sami culture

Tourism's gifts and woes for Santa and Sami homeland.

The GeoNet monitoring agency raised White Island's threat level in the week before the eruption but also advised current activity does not pose a direct hazard to visitors. (Photo: AFP)

Volcanic eruptions put tourism at halt in New Zealand

Volcano disaster puts spotlight on NZ adventure tourism.

The tourism boom has helped offset the decline in the region's traditional fishing industry, which is in crisis because of overfishing at the end of the last century. (Photo: AFP)

Spectacle of collapsing iceberg boosts tourism in Canada

'Iceberg Corridor' sparks tourist boom on Canada's east coast.

Art

Arjun Shubadra painting recreated on a jamdani saree.

The khadi connection

This unique exhibition seeks to highlight the common factor between artist Ravi Varma and the Mahatma, and showcase a part of the country’s heritage.

The results of the study were published in the Journal 'Science.' (Photo: ANI)

Music shares universal language of mankind

Human songs share universal patterns across world cultures.

 Shobhaa De

Stories connected by lockdown

Lockdown Liaisons, a collection of three eBooks by Shobhaa De is just what the doctor has ordered this Covid season

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Art auctions come to life online

Galleries and artists worry about the drop in artwork prices because of the pandemic. But there’s hope online

Cover image of the book titled 'Anxious People'

Reality bites for these folks

This 2019 best seller is a fascinating read that delves into the lives of anxious strangers trapped in a strange hostage situation

Relationship

A recent study revealed that acquiring more knowledge about your partner and their actions influences how quickly and optimally they learn to collaborate. (Photo: ANI)

Knowing your colleagues better can avoid workplace conflict

Know your work partner more to avoid conflict.

Anushka Sharma

Plea for peace

Amidst the pandemic, the public figures of the country urge their fans and followers to put an end to domestic violence

Considering all the pros and cons in your relationship, the new year could be a great start to refresh. (Photo: ANI)

Will your relationship end this Christmas?

Christmas alert: Will your relationship end these holidays?

Photo Credit: Arjun Kamath

Matters of the mind: Of anxiety and depression amid a pandemic

Bengaluru-based photographer Arjun Kamath tries to capture the unspoken fears and anxiety issues through his photo essay The Anxiety Series.

More Features

Astad Deboo

When the ghunguroos fell silent

The world of performing arts mourns the passing of an icon who was a trailblazer for contemporary Indian dance

Garima

Garima Surana’s Popkast No Sugar All Spice is making waves

She encourages millennials to express themselves with her #HaathMeinNirbhar campaign

Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg (Image Source: AFP)

Greta Thunberg's generation most likely to believe climate change is a crisis: poll

70% of people under 18 believe climate change is a global emergency versus 58% of those over 60

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The Quaran‘teen’ Blues

Being a teenager with all the hormonal and adrenaline rush is indeed a difficult phase

Tension and migraine headaches can be treated with simple analgesics which are safe during breast feeding.

Oh, my head is bursting!

Excruciating headaches are not only hard to bear, they may be dangerous too — especially in the postpartum period of a woman’s life.

In Focus

After sponsorships and fan tokens, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are now coming to cricket. - By Arrangement

Glen Maxwell, Keiron Pollard, and many cricket stars to launch NFTs on Colexion

NFT marketplaces have emerged as big show platforms for artists and creators

Vulcan Forged is working to make such a game a reality.

VulcanVerse makes a difference in blockchain gaming industry

VulcanVerse mixes the traditional dynamics of an MMO fantasy with a twist

The pandemic has compelled us to alter our lives.

Life Post Covid-19 - Ensure a Strong Immunity Going Forward

If the food you consume is deficient in nutrients, you may need to opt for immunity boosting supplements to fill the nutritional gaps

Mr Lovedeep Singh Arora, Managing Director and Co-Founder, The ACE Luxury Immigration Solutions  — By arrangement

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