Being hit by a partner is not a ‘lifestyle choice’ – when are we going to stop blaming women?

There is an epidemic of domestic abuse in this country. More than a quarter of women aged 16 to 59 have experienced it at some point in their lives, according to the Government’s own figures. Many victims are trapped in violent relationships, unable to leave because refuge places are in short supply, and they have nowhere else to go. In such circumstances, who could possibly believe that staying with a brutal partner is a ‘choice’, rather than a counsel of desperation? Yet a major new report shows that too many of the…

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‘Lavish Lifestyle, Moral Degeneration’ Behind Ritabrata Banerjee’s Expulsion: CPI(M)

  File photo of Ritabrata Banerjee (Photo courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV) Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Sunday justified the expulsion of Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee, saying the decision was taken because of his “grave anti-party activities, including moral degeneration in relation to women”. Ritabrata was expelled from the party on Friday after being accused of leaking internal matters and discussions to the media and of leading a lavish lifestyle incompatible with that of a member of the party. The party said there were “serious inconsistencies between his income and expenditure.” Politburo…

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Unhealthy lifestyle causes sexual dysfunction in men: Survey

3 Nearly 20% of young adults and middle-aged men in the national capital have consulted a doctor with concerns of sexual dysfunction including reduced drive, frequency or satisfaction issues, a survey has shown. The survey found that it was because of poor lifestyle habits caused by unhealthy food, obesity, stress, and smoking, that does not only lead to an increase in metabolic diseases but also a high incidence of short and long-term sexual dysfunction. “Unhealthy lifestyle habits have been a primary cause of the growing burden of metabolic and lifestyle…

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Exercise, diet and weight: Healthy lifestyle key to smarter brain in old age

Want to stay smart even in your advanced years? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood may be the key as it can help in reducing the risk of developing cognitive decline as one ages, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA). Increase in levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can cause impairment of the large and smaller blood vessels, making them narrowed or blocked. This is known as atherosclerosis, a disease process that is the leading cause of many heart attacks and strokes. The…

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Men! Gear up for a fashion and lifestyle exhibit

New Delhi [India], Aug 29 : The third edition of Gentlemen’s Club is where Delhi’s fashion conscious men from all ages will be witnessing the finest exhibition of men’s couture and lifestyle from all genres such as style, automobiles, wellness, travel, golfing, and grooming, at a one stop destination. Organized by Poonam Gurbuxani Puri and Smriti Puri, the event is aimed to create a unique destination for men to come and experience lifestyle and grooming interactions. It is scheduled for September 3 and will be held at the Lodhi Hotel….

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Future Retail, Future Consumer, Future Lifestyle hit record highs

Shares of Kishore Biyani – led Future Group companies are on a roll with Future Lifestyle Fashions (up 8% at Rs 389), Future Consumer Products (up 8% at Rs 48) and Future Retail (up 5% at Rs 512) hitting their respective lifetime highs on the BSE. Future Enterprises, which, hit its 52-week high of Rs 44, rallied 6% in intra-day trade on Wednesday. At 11:25 am, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.47% at 31,440 points. All these stocks become multi-baggers and have rallied between 120% and 295% in the calendar year 2017 so far, against 18% rise…

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NBCC open to take up incomplete real estate projects as project consultant

The government’s construction arm is open to completing Jaypee Infratech’s pending projects as a project management consultant, if instructed by the government, said the company’s chairman and managing director AK Mittal. Homebuyers cannot approach the government’s construction arm directly. Either the government entities or financial institutions can directly approach the NBCC to get the unfinished projects completed. “Government entities such as  Noida Authority, the nodal agency of the UP government, can get in touch with us directly. Buyers cannot approach us directly. Our role, as I envisage it in case…

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ANDHERI AIMS FOR A ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE ON I-DAY

Shatadal housing society in Andheri has been successfully composting for three years 50 housing societies were distributed compost tumblers to encourage recycling of waste. As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, 50 societies in Mumbai’s western suburbs pledged to join the fight against city’s mounting waste predicament and vowed to recycle and reduce their waste. Thousands of residents from in and around Andheri gathered at a function in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bacchan, and took it upon themselves to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and rid their…

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Feni: The Famous Cashew Fruit Liquor from Goa You Must try

It wouldn’t be wrong to deem the thriving party capital of the country – Goa – as one of country’s richest culinary hotspots too. An erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa has successfully managed to retain its vintage charm through its local customs and food. And one such Portuguese contribution to the beverages of the subcontinent is Feni. Food historian KT Acharya in his book, A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food, describes Feni as the “Distilled liquour with a distinctive flavour developed in Goa by Catholic monks from the red ‘fruit’of the…

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ANDHERI AIMS FOR A ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE ON I-DAY

50 housing societies were distributed compost tumblers to encourage recycling of waste. As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, 50 societies in Mumbai’s western suburbs pledged to join the fight against city’s mounting waste predicament and vowed to recycle and reduce their waste. Thousands of residents from in and around Andheri gathered at a function in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bacchan, and took it upon themselves to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and rid their surroundings of trash. The cause garnered support from local political parties, with…

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