The ongoing festival of Navratri (September 26 to October 5) is being celebrated with much enthusiasm across the country. In North India, devotees fast for all nine days or selected days during the festival to seek blessings of Maa Durga and her nine avatars. However, expecting mothers who plan to keep fast during this time should follow extra precautions to ensure they are having all the essential nutrients required for better growth and development of the foetus. From staying hydrated, incorporating fibre-rich foods and dairy products to avoiding deep-fried food, these are some of the dietary dos and don'ts for pregnant women during Navratri fasting.
Cervical cancer is commonly seen in women but do you know that it is possible to detect this cancer and seek prompt medical attention? It is important to be aware about the investigations that are carried out to tackle this cancer and don’t forget to take treatment without any delay.
The winters are still here and aside from exciting family gatherings, it is that time of the year when colds and flu are rampant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are millions of cases of the common cold each year and the average adult catches a cold or throat infection at least two to three times a year hence, we all need to learn ways of boosting our immune system remain healthy and fight off any sickness.
Seasonal changes can cause a variety of diseases and pneumonia is one of the infections brought on by viruses and bacteria that is a common phenomenon during the winter. It is important to understand that pneumonia can happen at any time of year, not just during the winter however, the number of patients suffering from pneumonia rises during the colder months as people tend to spend more time indoors and are in closer proximity to certain bacteria, fungus or viruses.
Much like the Internet, the way we date has changed over the past decade where while the older generations would have to wait in hopes of meeting someone they might find attractive through chance encounters, friends or family, the existence of dating apps in 2023 means that you can scroll through thousands of potential matches in less than a minute. Naturally, with this 'love tech', the new generation's perspective towards dating is markedly different from how dating was viewed in the past and in many ways, it has made dating more intelligent and intentional among Gen Zs.
While countries across the globe mark World Leprosy Day today i.e. January 29, India observes it on January 30th every year, coinciding with the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Hansen’s disease, commonly referred to as Leprosy, is an age-old disease that every continent has battled across centuries.
"Cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke have been associated with an increased risk for cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults, but less is known about how having these diseases before age 60 impacts cognition and brain health over the course of life," said study author Xiaqing Jiang, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco. "Our study found that cardiovascular events earlier in life are associated with worse cognition, accelerated cognitive decline and poor brain health in middle age."
Home decor trends are constantly changing and it is difficult to predict when the designs will fall out of style. Overall the year 2023 will bid farewell to pretentious luxury or over-the-top drama. Luxury has a new meaning for homeowners now that are looking for bedrooms to be more soulful spaces painstakingly designed with more unique furniture and earthy textures, and materials to create a space that ensures a total reboot of mind, body and soul. It’s the year for bringing out the purest part of our inner selves and creating a private sanctuary for ourselves.
The de’lan avocado toast is perhaps the best way to kickstart your day where the toasted sour dough bread is topped with a generous spread of guacamole which is made using avocados, onions, tomatoes, etc and bocconcini cheese. This is then layered with fresh jaggery butter and showered with popped amaranth seeds.
Actor Bhumi Pednekar recently attended an award show in Mumbai, where she floored fans and celebs alike with her hot and sizzling avatar. The actress took to Instagram and shared a string of pictures of herself dressed in a green cutout gown with a floor-sweeping train, and her jaw-dropping look is setting the internet on fire. Bhumi Pedkenar is a true fashionista. When not portraying roles on the big screen, the actor is frequently seen modelling stunningly for fashion photo shoots.
Mental health experts across India have opined that every year before and after exam sessions, they have been getting a lot of youngsters suffering from anxiety and stress where most of them have been a victim of burnout due to long preparation hours and uncertainty about the future. They need counselling and medicines to deal with stress post their examinations.
Step into your world where you hold the key to unlocking your mind's secrets. Imagine being able to explore the depths of your awareness and comprehend the subtleties of your character, beliefs, and emotions. By journaling, you can gain a better understanding of your attitude and thought processes toward different aspects of life because of this psychological state of self-awareness. Whether you're looking to reduce stress and anxiety, achieve your goals, or simply document your life, journaling can be an effective and rewarding practice.
Winter is a time of year that can be especially hard on pets and with shorter days, colder temperatures and less outdoor activity, it is important to take extra care of our furry friends during this season. It is also crucial to make sure that pets are getting enough exercise and nutrition during the chilly months and one of the most important steps to ensure pets' health during winter is to make sure that your pet is properly groomed as pet grooming can help the pet survive the winter months by keeping them warm, healthy and comfortable.
Kashmiri artist Masrat Jan is breaking stereotypes by reviving the Kashmiri culture and heritage through the dying art of paper-mache. The resident of Lal Bazar, Srinagar, the 50-year-old artist has earned a name for herself in what is usually perceived as men-dominated art form and has won three state awards. Paper Mache is a combination of craft and fine art from the Kashmir Valley.
Athiya Shetty has recently revealed dreamy pictures from her pre-wedding festivities on Instagram and we can't take our eyes off her stunning looks. Actor Athiya Shetty and cricketer Kl Rahul tied the knot on January 23, 2023, at the Khandala mansion of her father, Suniel Shetty in the presence of close family and friends. The couple has kept the fans hooked as they gradually shared pictures from their wedding and other rituals. After the grand wedding and the fun-filled haldi ceremony, Athiya recently shared a string of pictures from her Muhurtham ceremony. She donned a stunning saree for her pre-wedding festivities and looked absolutely gorgeous in the six yards of grace. Scroll down to check out the pics.
Being a mother isn't easy! It is a tough job that requires immense dedication that stresses you out. As a result, the probability of your self-care time being compromised is generally high. The most popular complaint from mothers is often that they lack sufficient time to care for and manage their hair. This often results in hair loss or a decrease in overall hair quality. Thus mothers must pay attention to their hair demands not just for appearance but also for overall health. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can keep your hair looking healthy and beautiful, even with a busy schedule.