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Pfizer's results followed news from Merck and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics on Oct. 1 that their oral antiviral drug cut hospitalization and death by half. (AP)

COVID-19 pills are no substitute for vaccines, disease experts say

Some disease experts fear the arrival of oral COVID-19 treatments may further impede vaccination campaigns

 Pfizer logo displayed at the company's headquarters in New York. Pfizer says its experimental pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% among patients with mild-to-moderate infections. The company announced Friday, Nov. 5, it will soon ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and international regulators to authorize its pill, which is taken twice a day for five days. (AP)

Pfizer says Covid pill 'Paxlovid' 89% effective against severe disease

The results from the clinical trial are so good that Pfizer will stop recruiting new people for the trial, the company said

'National Tele Mental Health' programme will be operated under a network of 23 mental health centres of excellence under National Institute of  Mental Health and Neurosciences. (Representational Photo: DC)

Union Budget lists tele-mental health programme

Sitharaman also announced an open platform for the National Digital Health Ecosystem

Earlier the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said the daily number of new confirmed cases in South Africa almost doubled to 8,561 infections in the last 24 hours. (Bloomberg)

New warning on Omicron variant severity from South African scientists

Leading South African scientists warned it is still too early to determine that the omicron variant will only cause mild illness

 Data gathered from New South Wales also showed vaccination reduced the risk of infection more than 10-fold compared to those who were unvaccinated. (Bloomberg)

Vaccinated 16 times less likely to die from Covid, study shows

The results add to a growing body of evidence that the vaccines’ protection against severe disease and death holds up well


The same is the case with celebrities, for instance Priyanka Chopra wore a deep plunging neck dress for the Grammys this year and no one forced her to do so, as she chose to wear it.

Armani’s incorrect rape allegory

Fashion designer Manoviraj Khosla, while disagreeing with Armani offers his insights.

Fashion designer Anamika Khanna with her sons Vishesh and Viraj Khanna.

AK-OK: How Anamika Khanna's sons are stepping up to carry forward mom's work

Designer Anamika Khanna talks about the youthful vibe her 25-year-old twins Viraj and Vishesh bring to her 22-year-old label

Deepika Padukone

Know thy shape

Can your body parts disclose your personality? Apparently, yes, according to researchers

2021 is all about skinimalism and keeping beauty real and pocket-friendly.

Skinimalism is the latest beauty trend

The new lexicon includes ‘natural, healthy, no toxins, no filters, everyday glow, and ‘no makeup’ makeup!


Everybody reacts differently to various types of foods and ingredients.

Understanding food allergies

Are you susceptible to food allergies? Dr Anish Anand, Consultant Internal Medicine, shares insights

The trend is on the rise, of sourcing, and eating, locally available ingredients. Celebrating the simplicity of fresh, low fuss life at the table.

Amid lockdown, local recipes take the limelight

At home with all the Insta food videos by celebrated chefs and locally available ingredients, food rings in a different flavour


Cooking for Christmas

Savoury tarts with different toppings are a good idea.

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

Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji

Nutritionists and holistic foodies share the insider track to healthy eating

While mindful eating might require you to emit a few comfort foods off the grocery list, one needn’t entirely deprive themselves of those


Certain places might require you to dress conservatively. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

5 must-know travel etiquettes you should follow everywhere

There’s more to travel etiquette than being polite and patient.

At Wat Pho's complex, trainees run through a catalogue of moves targeting the body's acupressure points with thumbs, elbows, knees and feet while also incorporating deep stretches and contortions. (Photo: AFP)

Techniques of Thai massage gets added to UNESCO’s prestigious heritage list

Traditional Thai massage gets UNESCO heritage status.

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.

With no-fuss convenience for both the city and transport links, digital connectivity and a social side among their chief selling points, the capsule hotels target the Generation Y crowd. (Photo: AFP)

Stacked rooms are helping Italian city cope with exploding tourist numbers

New hotel encapsulates Milan tourist renaissance.


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


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Yin & Yang | Mind your sex position

Dr Narayana Reddy answers questions on sex and sexuality

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.

Karan Johar with his kids Yash and Roohi

Daddy diaries

Fathers around the country cherish the family time they’re getting with their kids, courtesy the lockdown

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Yin & Yang | Sex isn't about quantity, so stop counting

Dr Narayana Reddy answers your queries on sex, sexuality and relationship

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Scientists have also been extensively studying Earth's oceans. (Photo: PTI/File)

Past climate change 'tipping points' can help us prepare for future: Study

The paper explores prior research with sediment cores in the Gulf of Alaska, dust records in North Africa and ice cores from Greenland

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

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya wins hearts

Giving away the cricketer’s ‘Man of the Match’ award to his teammate T. Natarajan — is being seen as a mark of true sportsmanship

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.

People stand outside a shop selling mobile phones from Chinese electronics company Xiaomi of which the front name is covered with a tarp, as calls for a boycott of Chinese goods gather pace following a border clash that killed 20 Indian soldiers, in Mumbai. PTI Photo

To endorse or not – the China dilemma

The anti-China sloganeering has reached a crescendo, but with big bucks riding on endorsements can and will people really cut out China?

In Focus

Kemerovo State Medical University of Russia has signed a cooperation agreement with India's most reputable consultancy agency, MBBSDIRECT.

Kemerovo State Medical Univ. of Russia signs cooperation agreement with MBBSDIRECT

There are many things to consider when choosing to study MBBS in Russia, and this agreement will help shed more light on them

“I came with no background in Sales and when there was a need for one of us to take up that role, I reluctantly pitched in. I was given 3 months, some training, an external coach and a lot of support to grow into the role,” says Sudha Bonsor (Director Sales & Business Development).

What every startup can learn from MyGrowthZone

Co-Founder Rama Sarode believes having inclusion and diversity as a core ethic helped MGZ in getting a more rounded perspective over market

Arushi Vats is a published author of four books.

'My imagination has played a vital role in my books' - ARUSHI VATS

Arushi Vats started her writing career with her debut book Fragile Strings. Later, she published her second book, a romance novel

Instagram influencer Swapnil Pandey.

Swapnil Pandey sweeping off the internet with intrinsic content

Swapnil Pandey is a fashion, lifestyle, and travel influencer from the state of Uttar Pradesh