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Are half-baked anti-profiteering rules a nightmare in the making?

Are half-baked anti-profiteering rules a nightmare in the making?

In the current format, the government’s anti-profiteering rules on the goods and services tax (GST) raise more questions than answers. While the intent is to curtail inflation post-GST implementation, the notification suffers from a lamentable lack of clarity on many aspects, increasing uncertainty for businesses. To begin with, the law would be applicable to all [...]

June 21, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Are half-baked anti-profiteering rules a nightmare in the making?

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

Simply put, asthma is a condition wherein a person’s airway is inflamed, narrowed to an extent that it restricts him/her from breathing normally. The airway gets swollen and also produces extra mucus. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology estimates nearly 300 million people suffering from asthma across the world. Close to 250,000 die [...]

June 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

Think You Need a Detox? 7 Signs to Look Out For

Think You Need a Detox? 7 Signs to Look Out For

With an increase in toxins in our environment, particularly in the air we breathe and the food we eat, our health is being jeopardised like never before. So what are toxins? Is it possible to spot them and prevent ourselves from being affected by them? Are there tangible signs that may point at excess of [...]

May 30, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Think You Need a Detox? 7 Signs to Look Out For

Education cuts are a false economy – please, Theresa May, reconsider

Education cuts are a false economy – please, Theresa May, reconsider

Last week my son brought home a letter from the head of his comprehensive, outlining the curriculum reorganisation it is pushing through because the school has run out of money. Administration staff have already been made redundant, and teaching posts are under threat. If the current government is re-elected the funding squeeze will continue, the [...]

May 27, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Education cuts are a false economy – please, Theresa May, reconsider

A Cup of Coffee Every Day May Lower the Risk of Liver Cancer

A Cup of Coffee Every Day May Lower the Risk of Liver Cancer

Finally, some respite for caffeine lovers! Your daily cup of coffee may not be as bad as you have been told. A new study, published in the journal BMJ Open, suggests that a your daily dose of coffee can help prevent the risk of liver cancer by nearly 50 per cent. For the longest time, coffee has [...]

May 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A Cup of Coffee Every Day May Lower the Risk of Liver Cancer

Haryana government backed a real estate firm that wanted to cut trees in the protected Aravallis

Haryana government backed a real estate firm that wanted to cut trees in the protected Aravallis

Hindustan Times Weeks before it issued an order to lift curbs on the felling of mesquite trees in the Aravallis, the office of the Additional Chief Secretary of Haryana had pushed the state forest department to allow a real estate firm to chop trees of the species on a plot of land, despite objections from [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Haryana government backed a real estate firm that wanted to cut trees in the protected Aravallis

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Health experts, we should eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables everyday as they’re a great source of fiber, antioxidants and several other vitamins and minerals. But are all vegetables as healthy as we think they are? They may not be, according to this new study. Some health experts are [...]

May 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Closet organisers for a spacious home

Closet organisers for a spacious home

There’s nothing worse than having all your belongings stuffed in the cupboard or stacking newspapers and books on the table. To make your home look clutter-free and large, try using organisers which are portable and quite handy too. Use hanging bags You can use these bags to keep your books, DVDs and other materials together [...]

May 17, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Closet organisers for a spacious home

Do you want to meet a ghost?

Do you want to meet a ghost?

Mary Moore stops in her kitchen, puts her hands on her hips and offers a story she hadn’t quite planned to tell about her historic home and her extensive collection of Art Deco furniture. “You know, some people see ghosts here,” she blurted out, knowing that single line would catch anyone’s attention. Moore went on [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Do you want to meet a ghost?

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

ating fruits daily can cut the risk of diabetes by 12% Eating healthy meals everyday is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of diabetes. A bowl of fresh fruits can be a refreshing addition to your daily meals. They are full of fiber and antioxidants and supply you the essential micro-nutrients that [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

We have come across umpteen reports linking obesity to depression. Compared with normal weight adolescents, obese adolescents have a higher prevalence of mental health problems, self-esteem, anxiety, depressive disorders, due to their body image issues. According to a new study things aren’t as picture perfect in the other side of the spectrum too. A significant [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

Do you want to meet a ghost

Do you want to meet a ghost

Mary Moore stops in her kitchen, puts her hands on her hips and offers a story she hadn’t quite planned to tell about her historic home and her extensive collection of Art Deco furniture. “You know, some people see ghosts here,” she blurted out, knowing that single line would catch anyone’s attention. Moore went on [...]

April 24, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Do you want to meet a ghost