Four startups that are helping Indian consumers make a lifestyle statement with their unique and quirky products

This article is sponsored by Haywards 5000 Hausla Buland Academy There are two main segments of consumers who dominate the Indian market today. The first loves mass manufactured products: that are in vogue, promises value for money when it comes to prices, and stays in sync with current trends. The second segment consists of those who want to create a distinct identity for themselves that reflects personal preferences, ethos, culture, aesthetics, and helps them make a style statement. This thirst for identity is reflected in their choice of everyday products and services….

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GONE OFF! Tea bags, peanut butter and BEER… the food and drink in your cupboard that you’ve kept for too long

MOST kitchen cupboards contain unfinished packets of various sundries that get pushed to the back and forgotten about – but some of these kitchen staples need to be thrown away sooner than you think. While many believe items such as teabags and sugar are non-perishable, they go off more quickly than you might expect. ALAMY 4 To keep tea fresher for longer, try popping it in your freezer Wesbite Eatbydate suggests how long food really lasts and outlines just how long kitchen cupboard essentials should be kept. Check your cupboard…

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Education leaders challenge Trump assertion that students are ‘deprived of all knowledge’

his first remarks on education after being sworn into office, President Donald Trump asserted in his inaugural address Friday that the nation’s education system is “flush with cash” and that its children are being “deprived of all knowledge.” Not deprived of some knowledge, or even most knowledge. But deprived of all knowledge. It is impossible to dismiss what he said as a misstatement, or that it was an off-the-cuff comment made in the heat of a campaign speech. Inaugural addresses are written for posterity, and every word is mulled over, reviewed…

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Medical doctor run startup that fights lifestyle diseases – NutriHealth

Dr. Shikha’s NutriHealth is a platform offering comprehensive health and diet management programs. She is a medical doctor by training, from Kashmir and it was while working as a Junior Doctor in Cardiology that she realized that most of the patients in the ICU had no idea about the root cause of their heart problem. The patients were also likely to relapse into unhealthy eating after treatment. This prompted her to set up Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth in 2012. The company raised series A funding of Rs 12 crore from Singapore-based…

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Donald Trump dismisses as ‘fake news’ claims that Russia gathered compromising information about him

Donald Trump has dismissed as “fake news”, claims that Russia officials had developed compromising and embarrassing information about him in an attempt to exert influence over him. In a tweet written entirely in capital letters, the President-elect said: “Fake news – a total political witch hunt.” For now, he provided no other details, or evidence. The blunt comment came amid a flurry of reports that said senior US intelligence officials last week presented to both President Barack Obama and Mr Trump, a summary of unconfirmed reports that said Russia had…

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16 food trends that need to die in 2017

It was a bit bloody rubbish, basically. In terms of politics (oh hey, Brexit. Oh HEY, Donald Trump), celebrity deaths, and general unending despair. Nothing could escape the awfulness of 2016. Not even food. While the last year did have some excellent food moments – ramen places popping up on every corner, poke bowls, an increase in vegetarian and vegan options – it also featured a bunch of truly nauseating edible trends that desperately need to die a death in 2017. Please, world. Make 2017 the year we end the…

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Samsung’s next big gamble: A TV that never turns off

CES 2017 has already produced plenty of interesting announcements, but leave it to Samsung to throw the tech world a curve ball with a tantalizing teaser of its next insane idea: a TV that you never turn off. Samsung calls it the Lifestyle TV, though that may only be a placeholder name under the moniker is finalized — it was previously listed on CES material as being called the “Samsung Frame,” so who knows — and it’s a video display that is a TV when you want it to be,…

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Game-based learning benefits: The new education process that can change everything

What if our entire education system was based on games? Wouldn’t that be fun? Game-based learning and training is used already in aviation, healthcare and medical industry. Is it long that game-based learning is used regularly in India schools? When do we learn? If the learning process used is dull, students will not be able to gain any information and skills which can help them in the real world scenario. Learning doesn’t mean rote memorisation, but the process through which you understand how to apply the skills and knowledge you…

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Ten Food Trends That Will Shape 2017

Next year promises to be one of the most exciting in the history of food and retailing as technology takes a bigger role in food production, retail environments and consumer communication, and as a new administration in Washington promises to make significant changes to the agencies that will have a direct impact on food production and policies. Trend #1. Silicon Valley & Food CB Insights estimates that over $1 billion has been invested in food startups and projects in 2016 alone. Why does Silicon Valley love food? Food meets the sustainability…

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Hunter-gatherers in East Africa live active lifestyle that helps lower risk for heart disease

In a remote area of north-central Tanzania, men leave their huts on foot, armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt for their next meal. Dinner could come in the form of a small bird, a towering giraffe or something in between. Meanwhile, women gather tubers, berries and other fruits. This is everyday life for the Hadza, an indigenous ethnic group living around Lake Eyasi in East Africa and one of the last hunter-gatherer populations on Earth. The Hadza live a very different kind of lifestyle — and a very…

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