Saumya Sharma

Saumya Sharma enjoys writing, reading and watching short and long-form content across the vast expanse of the world, in all forms - print, web, 70mm and more. A soul traveller by choice, she sometimes finds herself well-blended amongst Mango people, thinking about life as we know it. She has been in the digital content and social media marketing space for the past seven years and counting. She is fond of dogs, haikus, limericks and poetry.

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Covid-19 stress may be hard to beat by exercise regime

In this study, the researchers found that the association between decreased physical activity and stress was confounded by genetic and environmental factors.
People who reported increasing their physical activity after the start of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders reported higher levels of stress and anxiety than those whose activity levels stayed the same.(Unsplash)
People who reported increasing their physical activity after the start of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders reported higher levels of stress and anxiety than those whose activity levels stayed the same.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 08:14 AM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Count those calories to regulate body temperature, promote healthy lifestyle

A new study from teams led by Scripps Research Professors Bruno Conti, PhD, and Gary Siuzdak, PhD, highlights the critical role that body temperature plays in realising these diet-induced health benefits.
Half of what we eat every day is turned into energy simply to maintain our core body temperature. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Half of what we eat every day is turned into energy simply to maintain our core body temperature. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 08:05 AM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

African wild dog’s unique anatomy helps sustain its life on the run

A comprehensive new anatomical study of this endangered species, also known as the African painted dog or Cape hunting dog, has identified crucial evolutionary adaptations for endurance running in the animal’s forelimb bones, muscles and ligaments that help sustain its life on the run.
Close-knit nomadic packs of 20 to 30 African wild dogs, native to southern and eastern Africa, hunt prey including antelopes such as impalas, gazelles and kudus using complex coordinated strategies.(Unsplash)
Close-knit nomadic packs of 20 to 30 African wild dogs, native to southern and eastern Africa, hunt prey including antelopes such as impalas, gazelles and kudus using complex coordinated strategies.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 07:48 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Sustainable Fashion: Burberry to introduce sustainability in high fashion market

Burberry has highlighted a focus on corporate responsibility, including animal welfare and sustainable cotton farming, as it seeks to win over socially conscious consumers and investors.
The trench-coat maker intends to sell a sterling sustainability bond, as the socially responsible debt market increasingly grows beyond utilities, banks and governments. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The trench-coat maker intends to sell a sterling sustainability bond, as the socially responsible debt market increasingly grows beyond utilities, banks and governments. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 11:46 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Tiffany sues Louis Vuitton owner LVMH over $16 billion deal cancellation

The deal, struck in November 2019, ran into trouble after coronavirus-related lockdowns closed shops around the world and curbed international travel, hitting demand for luxury goods.
The turmoil in the luxury market since the coronavirus spread had prompted speculation that LVMH would seek a lower price. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The turmoil in the luxury market since the coronavirus spread had prompted speculation that LVMH would seek a lower price. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 11:36 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Increased warming closing in on limit agreed upon, says UN report

In the next five years, the world has nearly a 1-in-4 chance of experiencing a year that’s hot enough to put the global temperature at 2.7 degrees (1.5 degrees Celsius) above pre-industrial times, according to a new science update released Wednesday by the U.N., World Meteorological Organization and other global science groups.
The report comes on the heels of a weekend of weather gone wild around the U.S.: Scorching heat, record California wildfires and two more Atlantic storms that set records for earliest 16th and 17th named storms. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The report comes on the heels of a weekend of weather gone wild around the U.S.: Scorching heat, record California wildfires and two more Atlantic storms that set records for earliest 16th and 17th named storms. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 11:29 PM IST
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ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Palm oil producers in Malaysia look to prisons, rehab centres to solve labour crunch amid Covid-19

Migrants from Indonesia and Bangladesh make up nearly 85% of plantation hands in an industry locals typically shun as dirty, dangerous and difficult.
Planters in the world’s second-largest producer have in recent months embarked on rare recruitment drives to hire locals to do everything from harvesting to fertilising crops, but response has been lukewarm.(Unsplash)
Planters in the world’s second-largest producer have in recent months embarked on rare recruitment drives to hire locals to do everything from harvesting to fertilising crops, but response has been lukewarm.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Manish Malhotra’s 30 years of Bollywood fashion: Urmila Matondkar, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and other iconic looks

From Urmila Matondkar in Rangeela, to Kareena Kapoor’s Poo in K3G, to Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Manish Malhotra has been the force behind some of the most iconic Bollywood fashion looks in recent times. Here’s a look at some of the most iconic ones.
Urmila Matondkar in Rangeela, Kareena Kapoor in K3G, Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and many more have been styled by Manish Malhotra.(YouTube)
Urmila Matondkar in Rangeela, Kareena Kapoor in K3G, Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and many more have been styled by Manish Malhotra.(YouTube)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 09:49 PM IST
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Covid-19: Doctors studying why obesity may be linked to coronavirus

Excess weight increases the chances of developing a number of health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. And those are among the conditions that can make COVID-19 patients more likely to get very sick.
Obesity may be one reason some countries or communities have been hit hard by the virus, researchers say.(Unsplash)
Obesity may be one reason some countries or communities have been hit hard by the virus, researchers say.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 08:17 PM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Journalling helps you calm down and feel good. Here’s how to write your anxiety away

Writing out your thoughts and feelings might prove to be a cathartic exercise as, like reading, it makes you channel your emotions which in turn leads to a positive impact to one’s mental health, and keeps stress at bay.
Putting down your thoughts has been found to improve your mood, overall well-being, and keep stress levels low for those who write regularly.(Unsplash)
Putting down your thoughts has been found to improve your mood, overall well-being, and keep stress levels low for those who write regularly.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 04:00 PM IST
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What makes memories so detailed and enduring? This research finds the reason

Memories are created when the connections between the nerve cells which send and receive signals from the brain are made stronger.
Working together with computational neuroscientists at Imperial College London, the researchers showed how this allows the stabilisation of memory representations. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Working together with computational neuroscientists at Imperial College London, the researchers showed how this allows the stabilisation of memory representations. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 01:15 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

25 Years of Rangeela: Skater dresses, co-ord outfits, berets and everything we loved on Urmila Matondkar

25 Years of Rangeela: Two and a half decades later, Urmila Matondkar’s casual style - from co-ords, skater dresses, leotards with scarfs to the oversized shirts, high-waist jeans and wool berets continue to be one of the main talking points of this film.
Urmila Matondkar’s sartorial sense in Rangeela was by and large casual, with a few sarees and lehengas to add gravitas to her character.(Eros Now/YouTube)
Urmila Matondkar’s sartorial sense in Rangeela was by and large casual, with a few sarees and lehengas to add gravitas to her character.(Eros Now/YouTube)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 07:05 PM IST
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Covid-19 travel: Airplane cabins could get an overhaul before you fly the next time

Airlines desperate for governments to lift travel restrictions and passengers to return are looking at ways to reassure the public that their health won’t be compromised on a flight. New-look seats and fresh cabins could be a start.
Airlines are also figuring out how to apply a disinfectant coating amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Airlines are also figuring out how to apply a disinfectant coating amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 01:33 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Is sugar bad for health? Here’s what you can alternate your sugar intake with

When it comes to sugar consumption -- direct or through sources such as packaged juices, soda, and other food items, the lesser is always better and recommended. Did you know a glass of your favourite aerated drink contains a whole packet of sugar? 
A high sugar diet has also been linked with depression.(Unsplash)
A high sugar diet has also been linked with depression.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 01:18 PM IST
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Almonds may help promote heart health, says study

Mental stress is among the psychosocial factors thought to contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. HRV is an important indicator of the cardiovascular system’s response to stress.
It is thought that lifestyle factors including physical activity and diet might impact heart rate variability (HRV), according to the researchers.(Unsplash)
It is thought that lifestyle factors including physical activity and diet might impact heart rate variability (HRV), according to the researchers.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 12:06 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Patients diagnosed with Covid-19 may have prolonged gut infection: Study

SARS-CoV-2 spreads mainly through respiratory droplets -- spatters of virus-laden discharge from the mouth and nose, according to the World Health Organization.
The coronavirus may continue to infect and replicate in the digestive tract after clearing in the airways, researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said in a statement Monday. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The coronavirus may continue to infect and replicate in the digestive tract after clearing in the airways, researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said in a statement Monday. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 11:32 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19: UK introduces new island policy for travellers from Greece as cases rise

Travellers returning from seven Greek islands will have to quarantine for 14 days on their return to England beginning early Wednesday. The list includes Lesbos, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos.
The spike in UK cases follows big increases in Spain and France, both of whom have seen the number of COVID-19 patients being hospitalised rising dramatically during the summer.(Unsplash)
The spike in UK cases follows big increases in Spain and France, both of whom have seen the number of COVID-19 patients being hospitalised rising dramatically during the summer.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 10:40 AM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

France’s first Black opera star Christiane Eda-Pierre dies at 88

Born on March 24, 1932, in France’s Caribbean territory of Martinique, Eda-Pierre was steeped in the arts from an early age.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 25, 1983, French soprano Christiane Eda-Pierre performs in Olivier Messiaen's opera
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 25, 1983, French soprano Christiane Eda-Pierre performs in Olivier Messiaen's opera "Saint-Francois d'Assise" at Paris' Opera.(Photo by Joel ROBINE / AFP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Sandra Sallin, the 79-year-old beauty influencer who is setting new goals

Sandra Sallin is a beauty influencer on Instagram with over 20,000 followers. She shares makeup tutorials, the products she uses and what works best for mature skin.
Sporting grey hair in a blunt bob haircut, Sandra often wears dresses or summery dresses in her videos, along with fun jewellery like statement neckpieces and rings.(Sandra Sallin/Instagram)
Sporting grey hair in a blunt bob haircut, Sandra often wears dresses or summery dresses in her videos, along with fun jewellery like statement neckpieces and rings.(Sandra Sallin/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 09:32 AM IST
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Covid-19 travel: Staycations and home office equipment boost UK spending

Britain’s economy suffered a record 20% contraction in the April-June period before recovering a bit in May and June. Its prospects depend in large part on how confident households are about getting back to something resembling normal life.
Spending rose in annual terms for the first time since before the lockdown, up 0.2% year-on-year as people bought more fuel to go on holiday in Britain and to begin returning to their workplaces. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Spending rose in annual terms for the first time since before the lockdown, up 0.2% year-on-year as people bought more fuel to go on holiday in Britain and to begin returning to their workplaces. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 07:53 AM IST
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London | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Monday Mood: Sara Ali Khan ‘hides from 2020’ in camouflage print

Dressed in a short camouflage dress with a halter back, Sara stood with her back to the camera in the picture.
Sara Ali Khan poses for the picture with her back to the camera in recent Instagram picture.(@saraalikhan95/Instagram)
Sara Ali Khan poses for the picture with her back to the camera in recent Instagram picture.(@saraalikhan95/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 04:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19 travel: Quarantine-weary Brazilians head to beaches despite coronavirus warnings

With tentative signs the coronavirus pandemic is easing, Brazilians exhausted with quarantine measures and social distancing are increasingly relaxing precautions and flooding beaches as if the pandemic were over.
More than 6 months after the start of the pandemic, Brazilians seem increasingly relaxed about taking precautions to fight the virus’ spread. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
More than 6 months after the start of the pandemic, Brazilians seem increasingly relaxed about taking precautions to fight the virus’ spread. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 03:07 PM IST
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Rio De Janeiro | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19 travel: Summer 2020 is European tourism’s leanest season amid pandemic

Unsure how long the pandemic will last, Bruges has already decided to forego any blockbuster exhibits. Instead, it will centre on local artists who have been hart hit financially by the pandemic. It includes a photographer tasked to show the solitude that COVID-19 has spawned in the city.
As Europe’s meanest tourist summer season in history is starting to draw to a close, COVID-19 is yet to loosen its suffocating grip on the continent. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
As Europe’s meanest tourist summer season in history is starting to draw to a close, COVID-19 is yet to loosen its suffocating grip on the continent. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 02:15 PM IST
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Bruges, Belgium | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19: People with lower stress response had higher signs of PTSD after coronavirus outbreak

The study included standard items used to measure PTSD symptoms of intrusion (dreaming about the event and having trouble staying asleep), hyperarousal (irritability and having trouble concentrating) and avoidance (trying not to think or talk about the event).
In the study’s first phase, with 120 participants, researchers measured their resting heart rate and blood pressure before and during a standard acute psychological stress test. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
In the study’s first phase, with 120 participants, researchers measured their resting heart rate and blood pressure before and during a standard acute psychological stress test. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 01:51 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

National Nutrition Week: Manushi Chhillar runs on the beach, practices yoga, gives fitness goals

National Nutrition Week: The 23-year-old model and actor, shared three pictures where she is seen stretching her body and doing yoga asanas on the beach.
Taking to the photo-sharing platform Instagram, the 23-year-old model and actor, shared three pictures where she is seen stretching her body and doing yoga asanas alongside the sea.(Manushi Chhillar/Instagram)
Taking to the photo-sharing platform Instagram, the 23-year-old model and actor, shared three pictures where she is seen stretching her body and doing yoga asanas alongside the sea.(Manushi Chhillar/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 09:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Air pollution: Low ozone layer found over Brahmaputra river valley

Tropospheric, or ground-level ozone, is created by chemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC).
The study has found a relatively low concentration of Ozone over Guwahati compared to the other urban locations in India. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The study has found a relatively low concentration of Ozone over Guwahati compared to the other urban locations in India. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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New Delhi [India] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Everyday Sexism Project: Boys being groomed online to hate women, warns British author

Laura Bates, an author and campaigner best known for setting up an open archive that allowed women to report their everyday experiences of sexism, said she had become aware of the scale of the problem while visiting schools to talk about women’s rights.
Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012 as a simple way for women in Britain to call out unfair treatment, saying even low-level sexism affected women’s lives. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012 as a simple way for women in Britain to call out unfair treatment, saying even low-level sexism affected women’s lives. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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Thomson Reuters Foundation, London | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

CRISPR: Still too soon to try altering human embryo DNA, experts say

Thursday’s report comes nearly two years after a Chinese scientist shocked the world by revealing he’d helped make the first gene-edited babies using a tool called CRISPR, which enables DNA changes or “edits” that can pass to future generations.
Altering genes to try to enhance traits such as muscle mass or height is not endorsed. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Altering genes to try to enhance traits such as muscle mass or height is not endorsed. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Robert Downey Jr, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson: After factory layoff, artist starts ‘leaf art’ venture

With no luck finding canvas, Dacanay has instead picked leaves from a jackfruit tree outside her home, intricately cutting away tiny pieces to reveal well-known faces, from Robert Downey Jr and Oprah Winfrey to Michael Jackson and even the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte.
Filipino artist Mary Mae Dacanay shows one of her leaf artworks, a tribute to COVID-19 front liners, in her home in Binan, Laguna, Philippines, September 1, 2020.(REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez)
Filipino artist Mary Mae Dacanay shows one of her leaf artworks, a tribute to COVID-19 front liners, in her home in Binan, Laguna, Philippines, September 1, 2020.(REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 03:17 PM IST
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Philippines | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19: Pune institute develops ‘immunity-boosting’ room freshener to contain coronavirus

Healthy Air has been developed with various extracts of herbal oils like Neem, Neelgiri, Camphor, Daalcheeni, Tulsi, Lemon, Turmeric, Laung, Ajwain, Lavender, Elaichi, Turmeric, Natural Vetiveru, Raimuniya, and Pine Oil.
Healthy Air is herbal-based and is non-carcinogenic, non-toxic, non-mutagenic, and purifies the air, and makes it breathable. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Healthy Air is herbal-based and is non-carcinogenic, non-toxic, non-mutagenic, and purifies the air, and makes it breathable. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 01:39 PM IST
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Pune | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
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