Why you should not be copying Kareena Kapoor Khan’s motherhood lifestyle blindly

There’s just no stopping Kareena Kapoor Khan — not even pregnancy and subsequently, motherhood. While most women chose to avoid the public eye when sporting a baby bump, Kareena Kapoor Khan was more socially active than ever, from walking the ramp to doing magazine shoots. And just three days after her delivery, Kareena had a party at her home. Unlike her fellow female actresses (Kajol, Ashwarya Rai Bachchan and Rani Mukerji, who took a break from films), Bebo, who delivered in December, was to start shooting next month for Veere…

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Why Any Modular Gadget Should Be Taken With a Pinch of Salt

The common complaint heard these days with gadgets – and smartphones in particular – is that there’s a lack of any true innovation. Phones today look more similar than ever before, monoliths carved out of glass and aluminium. Because of tightly-packed hardware that allows them to be thinner and lighter, many phones have lost even basic features, such as a replaceable battery, and even the 3.5mm headphone jack in recent times. What if, like the good old desktop computer, other gadgets too were made up of easily pluggable components, that…

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‘Obeying traffic rules should become a lifestyle’

NAGPUR: Around 300 employees of IT companies pledged to observe traffic rules during an awareness campaign conducted by NGO Jeevan Suraksha Prakalp at IT Park, Parsodi on Monday. The NGO aims to eliminate the accidents caused due to human errors. Although, the NGO has been creating awareness about safety on streets for few years, they started off the New Year with a unique initiative. ‘Somwar ka Sankalp’ (Resolution for Monday) was the slogan promoted during the drive. President Raju Wagh said, “Every Monday, one should recall the pledge to follow…

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Arts Council of Wales: Health budget should fund art therapies

Some arts activities should be funded from the Welsh Government’s health budget, according to the new chairman of the Arts Council of Wales. Phil George said the benefits of the arts to people’s well-being needed to be grasped by ministers. He said work was already being done in this area, but further investment would bring long-term health benefits. The Welsh Government said it was “open to further discussions” about more use of creative arts therapies. Mr George told BBC Wales an “extraordinary, rich vein of practice” involving arts and healthcare…

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‘Designers should be proud to dress Melania Trump’: Tommy Hilfiger leads the pro-Melania fashion pack

The fashion community has so far been divided in its consideration of how to ‘treat’ Melania Trump. Designers and media outlets, from the Council of Fashion Designers of America to US Vogue, had officially endorsed Hillary Clinton, and so when Donald Trump won the election, there were immediately whispers of snobbery and snubbing, with refusals to lend clothes to the new First Lady. But now, the first designer name has put himself out there to say that he would be delighted to dress Mrs Trump. American fashion stalwart Tommy Hilfiger has thrown…

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RSS and its affiliates should not influence the education policy

Getting the education system to conform to its ideology has been a goal of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for much of its existence. So it comes as no surprise that with the ministry of human resource development all set to formulate the new education policy, the RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas is trying to influence its content. It wants the medium of instruction from elementary to higher levels in schools to be in the mother tongue and not English, in fact it says English should not be mandatory at…

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What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol’s death?

As Thailand is plunged into mourning by the death of their much-loved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, here’s what tourists visiting the popular holiday destination need to know. Our correspondents say that while Thailand is unlikely to face any immediate disruption or political upheaval, along with the sun cream and guidebooks it is more important than ever to pack a little cultural sensitivity. The government in Bangkok has announced a one year period of mourning. Flags are to fly at half-mast for 30 days and people are asked to avoid “joyful events”….

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Education should be about more than just job prospects

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is correct that it’s time to take stock of policy on young people, university education and the jobs market (End drive to send more to university, say HR experts, 11 October), but we need a much wider remit than their narrow parameters. We need a fundamental rethink about the world of work and the purpose of education within it. We must ask the most basic question of all: what is education for? At a time when the adult skills budget has been cut…

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Arnab Goswami, You Don’t Scare Me. But You Should Worry India

It’s been called many things. A media brawl, a spat, a slanging match, a clash of personalities, everything but what it really is – standing up for freedom and rejecting the sinister intimidation tactics of a classic bully and his embarrassing subversion of journalism. This week, I wrote a Facebook post saying I am ashamed to belong to the same profession as Arnab Goswami, a former NDTV colleague and now the hugely successful editor at a competitive network, Times Now. Tens of thousands of people have since read and debated what…

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