How Indian fashion goes back to its roots

Designers embrace their heritage.(Sabyasachi/Instagram) April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day each year to celebrate and promote the cultural heritage across the world, thanks to the efforts of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). And heritage is something which is having a moment of sorts in Indian fashion too. Over the last few years, several India design houses have attempted to create a sensorial impact with their powerful take on the bridal trends thus taking us back to our roots. Designers have recreated a parallel universe, which…

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Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google, but the company says nothing is changing

DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on health and AI, announced in a company blog post on Tuesday that its health group will be absorbed by Google. That news comes just days after Google disclosed plans to form a new, centralized health unit at its Silicon Valley, California headquarters led by David Feinberg, a physician and former hospital executive. As part of the move, Google will now manage the Streams app that DeepMind created. Streams is a tool to help doctors and nurses figure out which of their patients are at…

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The Lotus Seven Isn’t Just a Car, It’s a Lifestyle

When it comes to cars, some are more involved than others. The original Lotus Seven isn’t one of those cars you can just get in anytime you want and go to the grocery store—there’s an entire lifestyle around it you have to commit to. Maxime Gransart, subject of this latest Petrolicious video starring a Lotus Seven, explains this lifestyle well. It provides an experience that no other cars can, at the cost of being extremely minimalistic—there’s no roof, no climate control, and barely any room in the cockpit. While some…

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Nubia Unveils Its Alpha Wearable Smartphone at IFA 2018, Red Magic Gaming Phone ‘Coming Soon’ to India

Nubia Alpha price and availabliity were not revealed HIGHLIGHTS Nubia Red Magic was launched in China back in April Nubia Alpha is a smartphone that can be worn on your wrist Pricing and specifications of the Alpha are not out yet Nubia at IFA 2018 in Berlin on Friday unveiled the Nubia Alpha wearable smartphone concept on which production will be started in Q4 2018. There is, however, no word on which markets will get the phone first. The company also showcased that the Nubia Red Magic, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s latest gaming-focused smartphone, at the…

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It’s Raining Fries! 5 Places In Delhi To Try The Cheesiest Fries

Fries lovers, raise your hand! There is no denying the fact that fries alone come into the category of comfort food; however, what makes them more soulful is the generous loading of cheese on top of them. If the mere thought of it has got you drooling already, then there’s more for you. The joy of gorging on crisp fries that are smothered with cheese is above all. If you have a thing for all things cheesy and love your fries to be loaded with oodles of cheese, then this…

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This Easy Indian Dinner Recipe Only Calls for Staples—and It’s Ready in 20 Minutes

Some cooks are so legendary that when you see them in the flesh you truly do quake in your boots. For my mother, waitressing at Legal Sea Foods in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the 1970s, that cook was Julia Child. Mom was asking a fishmonger how to cook a roast she’d just bought. He laughed, pointed, and said, “Ask that lady!” My mother turned, and there was the six-foot-two PBS host, trilling away about how to do right by a nice roast. Mom will never forget it. Octogenarian Madhur Jaffrey, the…

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Is Tequila Good For Health? Here’s Why It’s Believed To Be

Highlights Tequila is considered healthier than other alcoholic drinks. Tequila is produced from the blue agave plant native to Mexico. It has been proven to promote bone growth in mice. Is there such a thing as ‘healthy alcohol’? If certain individual studies on the effects of tequila are to be believed, then there sure is! The Mexican alcoholic drink is touted to be healthier than other drinks like whiskey or vodka because of some supposed health benefits that it has. That seems extremely odd because the drink has got a…

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What is Gondh? A Look at Its Health Benefits and Why You Must Include It In Your Winter Diet

Gondh or edible gum is widely used in dishing out nutritionally loaded preparations; one of its most popular uses in India is while preparing nourishing laddoos that are usually consumed by pregnant and lactating women and by those recovering from an illness. Edible gum is usually sourced from plant gums, essentially derived from Middle Eastern legume or acacia plants. Alternatively known as Tragacanth or acacia gum, this natural gum is procured after drying the sap of a variety of gum-producing plants found in the Middle East and parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and…

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Zomato to now offer ‘complementary’ food and drinks to its customers

Online restaurant discovering portal and food ordering app Zomato launched its ‘Zomato Gold’ programme on Wednesday. The new scheme is a paid subscription-based service, which will offer Zomato customers an access to complimentary food and drinks at over 1,200 top-rated restaurant partners once they place an order. The service – launched in the UAE and Portugal earlier this year – will be available at an inaugural price of Rs 299 (3-months) and Rs 999 (12-months). “We are super excited to bring Zomato Gold to India, and are sure our users, as…

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Varthana raises $3 million from Dell Foundation to expand its school transformation program

Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based school finance company Varthana has raised $3 million in funding from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to expand its school transformation program (STP). The programme is aimed at improving the quality of learning in private schools by extending credit facilities. Through the STP initiative, Varthana provides debt financing, education assessments, hands-on support, vendor connections, and financial rewards to schools in different states. It has an in-house non-banking finance company (NBFC) for giving credit finance to schools. It provides loans from Rs5 lakh to Rs1 crore for private schools…

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