2.5 Million Deaths In India From Lifestyle Diseases Linked To Pollution: Study

In 2015, 2.5 million of 10.3 million deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are linked to pollution, according to a global study.   Pollution caused nine million deaths or 16% of global mortality–three times more deaths than from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, and malaria combined–in 2015, the study, Commission on pollution and health published in the Lancet, found.   Rising air pollution in a metropolis such as Delhi and smaller cities such as Ranchi are leading to rising incidences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, diabetes and other pollution-related ailments, the study…

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The top 10 cannabis lifestyle trends of 2017

Wrapping up another year that had its share of soul-crushing moments, the ongoing progress of marijuana legalization and exploding growth of the cannabis industry are two of the few things keeping me cautiously hopeful as we head into 2018. Let’s take a moment to mark the monumental strides for marijuana in the past twelve months. Here, in no particular order, are the 10 key cannabis lifestyle trends that defined the past year: 1. Concentrates get classier Thanks to devices like the Highlighter by Bloom Farms, Dipper by Dipstick Vapes, Boost by Dr. Dabber and Pax Era, and INDVR…

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Phoenix MarketCity, Bengaluru: A compelling lifestyle shopping experience

Developed by Island Star Mall Developers, Phoenix MarketCity is spread across a total built up area of 1.4 million sq.ft. and has a gross leasable area of 9,70,000 sq.ft. It boasts of a nine-screen PVR multiplex spread across 85,000 sq.ft. and a 35,000 sq.ft food court. The mall has four floors with 300 stores, a 40,000 sq.ft parking space and is by far the largest mall in Bengaluru. Developed by Island Star Mall Developers, Phoenix MarketCity is spread across a total built up area of 1.4 million sq.ft. and has a gross…

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Obesity: Eight lifestyle tips to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight

Avoid obesity and its related health problems like diabetes, hypertension and hormonal disorders by changing few habits. Stop smoking, eat right at the right time, balance your diet and meditate, suggest experts. Nutritionist Neha Ranglani and Anju Ghei, a wellness expert at VLCC, have listed some tips to help you prevent obesity and maintain a healthy weight: Read: New weight loss ideas that became popular in 2017 – Top 10 tips that actually work Eat healthy A balanced diet should be a healthy mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It should include…

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Stroke prevention: Five lifestyle tips to reduce your risk

 Many people still have misconceptions about stroke as they think it’s an older person’s disease. Ischemic strokes can also strike young people, including children, and estimates show that about 10 percent of stroke patients are younger than 50. This means, a stroke doesn’ have to be inevitable, regardless of your age or family history – which increase your risk of having a stroke. Read: Warning signs and symptoms of stroke to look for; how to act quickly A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off….

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10 artists re-imagine the iconic Lady Dior bag. See pics.

The French fashion house has announced the second edition of its Dior Lady Art project, inviting artists from around the world to create their own custom versions of the Lady Dior bag. Playing with fabrics, size, colours and design, the label’s iconic bag has been revisited, channelling the inspirations and creativity of sculptors, photographers, street artists and performers like Lee Bul, Hong Hao, Namsa Leuba and David Wiseman. The Lady Dior bag by Betty Mariani — Dior Lady Art #2. (AFP) The Lady Dior bag — created in 1995 —…

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Bad and boujee: the lifestyle that took over TV

When Donald Glover kicked off a great year for television at the Golden Globes this January, the soundtrack to his success was obvious: “I really want to thank the Migos,” he said as he accepted Atlanta’s award for best TV series – musical or comedy. “Not for being on the show, but for making Bad and Boujee. Like, that’s the best song ever.” The next day, as if to prove the deeply felt sincerity of these comments, footage of Glover getting down to the track at an afterparty turned up on Instagram. Is Migos’…

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Networx: Scary home improvement mistakes

Home improvement. It’s become an American obsession, judging by the popularity of home improvement-themed TV shows like “This Old House,” “Fixer Upper”, and “Property Brothers.” In fact, we seem to be turning into a “Rehab Addict” nation. Sorry to play the role of devil’s advocate, but there is a flip side (pun intended) to all the kitchen remodels and bathroom renovations going on these days. As Halloween approaches, beware, ye mortals. In your quest for an abode that’s drop-dead gorgeous, avoid these eight scary home improvement mistakes. Trying to go…

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Indie feature films go the crowdfunding way too

In 2014, Kolkata actor/director Prasun Chatterjee was ready with his dream script. He’d woven a tale about the friendship between two boys in a village in West Bengal in the backdrop of the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. Chatterjee was aware that his film, without a song and dance sequence or stars, would be difficult to sell to producers. But he hoped to be able to convince at least someone. For three years, meetings went fruitless. But in March this year, he abandoned the idea but not the film….

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Another story of Dipavali: SheBaba by Renuka Narayanan

This Dipavali, there seems no better wish to people of all faiths than the Sanskrit song sung by MS Subbulakshmi at the UN General Assembly on 23rd October 1966. The song is attributed by popular report to the Kanchi Paramacharya Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarasvati (1894-1994). I’ve also read that it was composed by the eminent musicologist Dr V Raghavan with the Paramacharya’s blessings and set to music by Vasant Desai. The Kanchi Paramacharya was the saintly personage whom the Dalai Lama described as “the only monk of the century” and whom…

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