Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

The ‘master tailor’ had started stitching his terrifying plot about 10 days ago. He claimed to be upset over not getting payments on time, that too piecemeal, from the high-flying fashion designer for whom he was working. Rahul Anwar, the tailor, and two of his accomplices struck at the Vasant Kunj Enclave home of 53-year-old fashion designer Mala Lakhani around 10 in the night on Wednesday. Later the police would find no sign of forced entry as Lakhani knew her alleged murderers quite well. The trio first stabbed the designer,…

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Amazon and ASOS quizzed by lawmakers over ‘fast fashion’ sustainability

Bloomberg | Getty Images Completed customer orders sit in a trolley at Asos Plc’s distribution warehouse in Barnsley, U.K. Lawmakers in the U.K. have questioned online “fast fashion” retailers about the impact of their production processes on workers and the environment. Mary Creagh, chair of the U.K. government’s Environmental Audit Committee, wrote to five online-only fashion retailers — including global firms Amazon and ASOS — to request information on areas including staff wages, the life-cycle of the garments sold, and steps being taken to reduce the environmental and social impact…

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Google Nexus 6 Affected by Misbehaving ‘OK Google’ Voice Command, No Fix Yet

HIGHLIGHTS OK Google has not been working for Nexus users This issue has been persisting since two months Google acknowledged the issue last month, but hasn’t rolled a fix yet Google Nexus 6 is now four years old, and it stopped receiving security or Android updates from the tech giant a while ago. Now, many users who are still using the smartphone have started complaining about a fault with the ‘OK Google’ voice command. Apparently, the Nexus 6 opens the “Access your Assistant with Voice Match” setup page, every time it…

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8 Summer Superfoods Suggested By Ayurveda Experts

The concept of Ayurveda focuses on the understanding that our food has a direct effect on our overall health. The seasons are characterised by vata dosha, pitta dosha and kapha dosha in the body. Summer is hot, bright and sharp, and is known to be the season of pitta dosha. Therefore, Ayurveda suggests that everyone, especially individuals whose prakruti is primarily pitta dosha, is to keep cool and not allow it to be aggravated. The right foods eaten according to the season can help promote sattva(purity) detox and rejuvenate the body that further leads to an overall boost in the immunity,…

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This Halwa Paratha Is Tucked In The By Lanes Of Nizamuddin

This one’s for all the paratha lovers out there. If you’re bored of having those regular aloo and gobhi stuffed parathas, and wish to try something new and exotic, then try your hands on this halwa paratha. Halwa paratha is an interesting combination of sweet and savoury flavours, all in one go. It is a welcome variation amidst those regular stuffed parathas. Tucked in the by lanes of Nizamuddin is a small shop that dishes out this incredible combination of halwa and paratha. As you enter the main Nizamuddin gali, you’d find an old-bearded man drawing you towards these halwa parathas. This deep-fried delight is not…

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Top Winter Foods By Ayurveda For Your Diet This Season

According to Ayurvedacharya Dr. Partap Chauhan, Director Jiva Ayurveda, “Ayurveda believes that there are three types of immunity: 1. Sahaj (hereditary), or immunity you’re born with. 2. Kalaj (seasonal), or immunity that comes and goes with seasons/age/time. 3. Yuktikrit (established), or immunity you can develop with a regular and balanced diet, and systemic practice of yoga. It is the third type of immunity we want to bolster during the winters, which you can easily do by adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Here’s our guide to eating healthy and staying strong this…

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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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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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C by GE Sol review: GE has transplanted Alexa’s brain into a funky lamp

The C by GE Sol ($200) is the first lamp I’ve seen that fully incorporates Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. If you can get past its 1950s sci-fi aesthetic, it could be a good addition to your smart home. This goes double if you also use C by GE smart bulbs. I control 95 percent of my home’s indoor and outdoor lighting using Amazon Echos and Echo Dots, so I’m accustomed to the convenience that the Sol offers. (It’s pronounced “soul,” by the way, not “saul.” I used the latter pronunciation a…

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Google says 11 smartphones will be Daydream VR enabled by the end of 2017

To say that Google’s Daydream VR platform is still a niche endeavor would be a definite understatement. But that may be about to change, in a few months at least. Speaking during the earnings call for parent company Alphabet, Google CEO Sundar Pichai uttered a very interesting number: 11. That is apparently the number of handsets that will support Daydream VR by the end of this year. That seems like a big number compared to how the situation stands now, but let’s do some counting, shall we? If we add…

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