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With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

Autonomous cars, or self-driving cars as they are popularly called, are no longer a subject of fiction. Global companies such as Uber, Tesla and Google have made giant strides towards developing efficient self-driving vehicles. The general notion is that self-driving cars are first-world technology. For India, these cars may be a few years away, but [...]

November 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

Arifa, Afreen, and Shabana, class VIII students of Milan HS School in Banekutchi of Nalbari district, tied a plastic cover over a leaf of a small plant. The next day, observing the water droplets that had formed inside the cover, they learnt about the process of photosynthesis. Back in their classrooms, they found out from [...]

October 29, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

Runny nose, scratchy throat or a tickly cough? It’s horrible knowing that a cold is already in your system – and that it’s only going to get worse. We’ve all heard that wrapping up warm and drinking plenty of fluids will help you recover once a bug has struck, but are there any tips and tricks that [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

Feeling tired and sleepy all the time? Here’s how to get more shut-eye in winter

Feeling tired and sleepy all the time? Here’s how to get more shut-eye in winter

As we move towards darker nights that will take us into winter, now is a great time to head to bed earlier and set a new sleep schedule. Sleep expert Matthew Walker, a UC Berkeley professor and author of the recently released, Why We Sleep, says that getting a sufficient amount of shut-eye can do wonders [...]

October 26, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Feeling tired and sleepy all the time? Here’s how to get more shut-eye in winter

Carbohydrates and Diet: How Much Do You Really Need in a Day?

Carbohydrates and Diet: How Much Do You Really Need in a Day?

It is mind-boggling to understand how our bodily processes are so intricately entwined and need careful planning of our daily diet to achieve a state of good health and wellness. In my opinion, most of the weight related issues are the outcome of a bad dietary pattern or a lifestyle that is too sluggish to [...]

October 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Carbohydrates and Diet: How Much Do You Really Need in a Day?

Here’s how seniors can stay healthy and active

Here’s how seniors can stay healthy and active

Here’s a round up of some of the ways we can all age better, healthier and stay as active as possible as we grow older: Stay positive Four studies from the University of Michigan published earlier this year found that as we age our health is affected by both our own and our partner’s perceptions [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s how seniors can stay healthy and active

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Surekha Pagare was on her way to work in Mumbai when she broke out into a sweat. She became breathless and her neck began to hurt. She dismissed this odd discomfort as tiredness caused by her stressful routine as a mammography technician. But she knew something was off. She decided to get tested, just to [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

How yoga can heal you

How yoga can heal you

The ancient Indian wellness solution Yoga that promotes holistic living has found widespread favour across the world. Although some religious groups refuse to imbibe it, yoga gurus claim that practicing yoga is a way of life and it can cure many health issues, including some major ones. Here is a list of what and how [...]

September 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How yoga can heal you

Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy is less invasive than chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer, notably in its most advanced forms, offering new hope to women with breast cancer. Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, here is a brief overview of this new technology, which, like a vaccine, involves making the immune system recognise cancer cells in order [...]

September 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Most of us know how important getting enough exercise is, but with the fast pace of modern life, everyday responsibilities can sometimes get in the way. For those struggling to find the time to fit in a workout Dr Irvin Sulapas, assistant professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has some [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Men, take note: Here’s how to take care of your skin

Men, take note: Here’s how to take care of your skin

Skin care regime nowadays is not just a woman’s prerogative. Noted beautician Shahnaz Husain has revealed the core difference between the skin of the two sexes. “Men’s skin is a little oilier and thicker than women. The difference also lies in texture, hydration and collagen density. Skincare products of men are manufactured differently as compared to women’s [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Men, take note: Here’s how to take care of your skin

How a green lifestyle can cool your house

How a green lifestyle can cool your house

In today’s hi-tech world, living an environmentally responsible lifestyle is in no way easy. Modern luxuries have left mother earth sapped of its resources and beauty. The key to healthy life lies in identification and implementation of practical ways through which we can save the environment. Consider reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible, [...]

July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on How a green lifestyle can cool your house