How CLT India is changing the face of education in semi-urban and rural areas with e-Patashale

Technology has transformed our lives in many ways. It is also responsible for taking education from brick-and-mortar classrooms to virtual classrooms. Today, internet has opened doors of opportunity for students with better reach as well as covering an ever-widening range of subjects. But one might assume that schools need to splurge a lot of money to afford eLearning solutions. And busting this myth is CLT India, which is based in Bengaluru. CLT, which stands for Children’s Lovecastles Trust, aims to use low-cost technology to serve the underserved students across India. Bhagya…

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Fashion Trust Arabia Spotlights the Visionary Fashion Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Krikor Jabotian Photo: Courtesy of Krikor Jabotian Whatever it was that magnetized a vast troupe of international fashion people to converge on Qatar for Fashion Trust Arabia, curiosity had to be at the top of everyone’s list. The events around the inauguration of the National Museum of Qatar in Doha were as high on royal ceremony, glamour, and celebrity as could be expected from a Gulf country as wealthy as this. What couldn’t be anticipated was the window that was opened on the vibrant energy and social activism of young…

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Top 10 Tips For Healthy Lifestyle And Prevention Of Diseases

TLeading a healthy lifestyle with minimum risks and avoiding diseases is the need of the hour. Thanks to rapid industrialisation in the last couple of decades, the standard of living world over has seen an expeditious growth spurt but not without its illness prone fate. Heart disease, asthma, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity and depression are just a few of the dangerous ailments that have seeped their way into people’s routine lives, resulting in the hampering of their health. Such ailments are dangerous if ignored and quickly need to be warded off….

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Luxury Lifestyle Weekend: An amalgamation of brands

Akash Sheth, founder and managing director, Luxury Lifestyle Weekend (LLW), which brought together over 150 luxury lifestyle brands in the recently concluded second edition of LLW, talks to THE WEEK about the event, how the idea of LLW originated and more. What makes LLW unique? LLW is the first one-of-a-kind multi-brand platform to exist in India. The weekend offers brands across 10 diverse categories to come together, alongside upcoming, conscious brands co-existing with highly coveted brands in the luxury space. Brands, both homegrown and international, are able to interact with…

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The Future Of Food: Predictions From 4 Industry Leaders

As the global economy and markets continue to shift, predicting the future of food can be difficult. However, several trends are likely to have an impact on what and how people eat in the coming years. Technology, convenience and personalization are some of the top trends that will affect consumption. Four industry leaders shared their thoughts on the food industry’s future in recent interviews: Ran Peled from CommonSense Robotics, Bruce Schroder from Moe’s Southwest Grill, Elana Karp from Plated and Christine Marcus from Alchemista. Technology People are changing the way…

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New tool identifies all DNA of food

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) says it has worked with commercial laboratory Identigen to adapt new DNA sequencing technology so that it can be used as a tool for scanning the ingredients in food. Using the process, an analysis of 45 plant-based foods and food supplements from health food shops and supermarkets identified 14 food products of interest that may contain undeclared plant species. Of these, one was confirmed to contain significant levels of undeclared mustard — a food allergenic ingredient that must be declared in all foods…

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Heart health: THIS food item has great benefits for your heart – Reduce risk of heart attack, strokes

Keeping your heart healthy can be made easier by reaping benefits from certain food items. Soya is a common food item consumed in Indian households in the form of curry, dry vegetable, kebabs, etc. Heart health: Here is how eating soya can improve your heart’s health!  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The heart is one of the most vital organs of the body and its normal functioning determines many other body functions. Keeping your heart healthy is a job in itself – you need to eat right, sleep right, drink…

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Food trends of 2019

Each new year brings predictions of food trends for the coming year. Eating has become more of an “experience” than just nurturing your body. If you want to become a “fashionista of the plate,” here are some culinary trends to look for this year. Protein is an important part of our diet, but the sources of protein are expanding from the traditional meat and fish to plant-based proteins like tofu, beans, lentils, quinoa and nuts. Plant-based burgers and sausages are available in many popular restaurant chains. Vegetarian diets are gaining…

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The politics of food

As you probably know, one of the triggers for the great revolt of 1857 (or the First War of Independence or the Mutiny, depending on your perspective) was a story that spread across India. According to those who claimed to be in the know, the British army had coated cartridges with animal fat. Soldiers had to bite off the covering of the cartridges to use them. This meant that they ended up eating bits of the animal fat. But, or so went the story, the fat came from cows and…

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Trump administration stymies release of salary, loan debt data from certain colleges, advocates say

Susan Goldman | Bloomberg | Getty Images File photo of an ITT Technical Institute campus in Anaheim, California. At a recent conference on financial aid, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that every school should help its students graduate with high-quality career prospects and little debt. Students should be equipped, she added, with information that allows them to be responsible consumers. “They need to have the best possible tools, data, advice and support,” DeVos said, at the Georgia World Congress Center in late November. Yet at another session at the same…

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