Health & Lifestyle Travel

Domestic Flights To Operate At 100% Capacity From Today

Airlines will be running domestic flights without any capacity restrictions starting Monday, according to the revised order by the Union ministry of civil aviation. The order was issued in view of the increase in “passengers’ demand for air travel,” the ministry stated. Since September 18, the carriers were operating at 85 per cent of capacity due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The second wave of the Covid-19 restrictions had forced the airlines to limit domestic flight operations to 50% of their capacity in June. The limitation continued till July, after which it was increased to 65%. The ministry further eased the limit to 72.5% between August 12 and September 18. The order to resume flights operation to 100% capacity was issued on October 12. “It has been decided to restore the scheduled domestic air operation with effect from October 18, 2021, without any capacity restriction,”…

Food Health & Lifestyle

Aloo Masala Sandwich Recipe

If you are bored of the usual sandwiches, then try this masaledar Aloo Sandwich. These delicious sandwich recipe would be loved by people of all ages. All you need to make this sandwich is bread slices, boiled potato, boiled peas, onion and a handful of spices. Fill the stuffing in bread slices and serve after grilling it or as it is. You can have this recipe for breakfast, for dinner or even as an evening snack. Check out the recipe below:- Ingredients of Aloo Masala Sandwich:- 4 slices bread slices 1/4 cup boiled peas 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder 1 small onion 2 tablespoon green chutney 1 large boiled potato 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder salt as required 2 tablespoon tomato ketchup Method Step 1 Prepare a mixtureAdd boiled potato to a bowl. Now add chopped…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Study Examines Neurons, Hormones Associated With Overeating

Stuber Lab researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2019 had discovered that certain cells light up in obese mice and prevent signals that indicate satiety, or feeling full. Now a new study has taken a deeper dive into what role these cells play. A study published in the journal Neuron reports on the function of glutamatergic neurons in mice. These cells are located in the lateral hypothalamic area of the brain, a hub that regulates motivated behaviours, including feeding. The researchers found that these neurons communicate to two different brain regions: the lateral habenula, a key brain region in the pathophysiology of depression, and the ventral tegmental area, best known for the major role it plays in motivation, reward, and addiction. “We found these cells are not a monolithic group, and that different flavours of these cells do different things,”…

Health & Lifestyle Relationship

Study: Disney Animated Movies Helps With Child Development

According to a study by the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Disney animated movies can serve as valuable tools for parents and counsellors alike to improve communication with children about tough issues. Disney films, for example, combine entertainment with life lessons about love, friendship, good versus evil, death and loss, and the importance of family. Talking about these important issues together can strengthen a child’s cognitive and behavioural development. These findings were published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. Researchers analyzed 155 feature-length animated Disney films released between 1937 and 2020 and found the majority do not focus on the entire family unit – 63 per cent did not mention the main character’s biological parents in the story, perhaps leaving some children to wonder why their parents are not there to help. Parents have become notably more visible in…

Health & Lifestyle Vogue

Aditi Rao Hydari Slips Into Orange Kurta Set For ‘Maha Samudram’

Aditi Rao Hydari actor is busy with the promotional activities of her recently-released film Maha Samudram, and the attires adorned by her are making their way on social media. On Sunday, Aditi shared another snippet of her promotional look and it is turning Instagram into shades of orange. Aditi, for the weekend, played muse to the designer house Raw Mango and chose a stunning ensemble from their wardrobe. Raw Mango is best known for their offbeat designs of ethnic fashion and for reviving the lost fabrics back into the wardrobes of the common man. The orange kurta is imprinted with peacock butas in gold. Aditi looked absolutely stunning in the long-sleeved kurta with mandarin collars. The kurta is teamed with a gharara set of the same print. Styled by fashion stylist Sanam Ratansi, Aditi accessorised her ethnic look with jewellery from the house of Neeta Boochra Jewellery. She teamed…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

Sri Lanka To Resume ETA Service For International Travellers At Airports

The Electronic Travel Authorisation service (ETA) at airports in Sri Lanka is now going to resume, according to the government of Sri Lanka. The service is for fully vaccinated international travellers and is a way to make things easier on international travellers. Sri Lanka’s Immigration and Emigration Department Controller General Sarath Rupasiri said that on-arrival ETA would help international travellers who have time constraints and are unable to get an online ETA. According to reports the ETA facility would be available for international arrivals at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, and at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. The controller general has however made it clear to travel operators that online ETA should be encouraged for incoming travellers so that there aren’t any delays at the airport. The validity of Sri Lanka’s ETA is limited to 30 days, but this can be…

Beauty Health & Lifestyle

Your Beauty Blender Can Be Life Threatening

No, we are not trying to scare you or something, but just quoting a study that has claimed that your favourite beauty blender or other make-up products can be a breeding ground for deadly bacteria. According to a study conducted at Aston University in America, life-threatening bacteria has been found in popular make-up products. The study suggests that the vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara and lip gloss have been found to be contaminated with potentially life threatening superbugs, researchers have warned. “Make-up products used everyday by millions of people in the UK are contaminated with potentially deadly bugs, such as E.coli and Staphylococci, because most are not being cleaned and are used far beyond their expiry dates,” said study lead author Amreen Bashir from Aston University in the US. Though most types of E. coli are harmless, some…

Food Health & Lifestyle

High Intake Of Alpha-Linolenic Acid Is Associated With Lower Death Risk: Study

A high intake of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), found mainly in nuts, seeds, and plant oils, is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, and specifically from diseases of the heart and blood vessels, a new study has shown. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘The BMJ’. Higher ALA intake was associated with a slightly higher risk of death from cancer, but the researchers said further studies are needed to confirm this. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is a type of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid found in plants, such as soybean, nuts, canola oils and flaxseed. Previous studies have shown that a high ALA intake is associated with a lower risk of fatal coronary heart disease, but findings from other studies on ALA and the risk of death have been inconclusive. To address this uncertainty, an international team of researchers…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Hrithik Roshan Grooves To ‘Jimmy Jimmy Aaja’ At Gym

Actor Hrithik Roshan sure knows how to make his workout sessions interesting. On Saturday night, he took to Instagram and made everyone smile by giving all a glimpse of impromptu jig to Bollywood’s old songs including Amitabh Bachchan-starrer ‘Janu Meri Jaan’ from the movie ‘ Shaan’ and Mithun Chakraborty’s hit track ‘Jimmy Jimmy Aaja’ at a gym. “When bollywood hero suddenly hears 80’s music in gym. #braindead #totalloss,” he captioned the post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hrithik Roshan (@hrithikroshan) The first video clip showed Hrithik prancing around the gym, as someone off-camera likened it to Garba. In the other clips, we can see him dancing to the 80s’ tracks. From members of Indian film industry to fans, are all praised Hrithik after seeing his videos.Actor Varun Dhawan commented, “love this.”Actor Deepika Padukone called him a “clown.”“Mast,” actor Dino Morea…

Health & Lifestyle Vogue

Kriti Kharbanda Gives Party Vibe In Black & Green Mini Dress

Kriti Kharbanda makes sure to set the fashion game a lot higher than the last time. With her fresh post on Saturday, she again aced fashion like no one else. On Saturday, Kriti made our weekend better with a picture of herself and it is making us drool like anything. When it comes to fashion. Kriti always makes sure to put her sartorial foot forward. Be it decking up in ethnic attires or donning a casual one, we trust Kriti with great fashion. Kriti is party ready this weekend. The actor set the party vibe on Instagram with a sneak peek of her party fashion and we are scurrying to take notes for every weekend party. In black and green, Kriti posed in her usual bright smile and aced it. For the fashion photoshoot, Kriti chose a black short dress with long sleeves. The dress is imprinted with letters…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

Kartik Aaryan Is Taking Break In The Midst Of Nature

Kartik Aaryan recently took off to an unnamed location to chill with himself and the pictures coming in from his vacation are soothing our eyes. Amidst the greenery, Kartik can be seen rejuvenating like anything. The actor shared a fresh snippet of his travel diaries on his Instagram profile on Friday. The actor, otherwise, has been sharing sneak peeks of his journey on his Instagram stories and keeping his fans updated with his vacation activities. Kartik is having a lot of fun in his vacation. From going on long drives in his car to spotting monkeys in the forest opposite to his window, Kartik has been chilling like a villain amidst nature. On Friday, Kartik gave us a sneak peek of how he is taking a break in the midst of nature. He shared a set of pictures where he can be seen contemplating with the hills…

Food Health & Lifestyle

Study Ranks Healthfulness Of Foods From First To Worst

According to a new research, scientists at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts have developed a new tool to help consumers, food companies, restaurants, and cafeterias choose and produce healthier foods and officials to make sound public nutrition policy. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Nature Food’. Food Compass is a new nutrient profiling system, developed over three years, that incorporates cutting-edge science on how different characteristics of foods positively or negatively impact health. Important novel features of the system include: 1. Equally considering healthful vs. harmful factors in foods (many existing systems focus on harmful factors);2. Incorporating cutting-edge science on nutrients, food ingredients, processing characteristics, phytochemicals, and additives (existing systems focus largely on just a few nutrients); and3. Objectively scoring all foods, beverages, and even mixed dishes and meals using one consistent score (existing systems…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Five Hours Of Physical Activity Per Week May Prevent Some Cancers: Study

New research has found that more than 46,000 cancer cases annually in the United States could be prevented if Americans met the five hours per week of moderate-intensity recommended physical activity guidelines. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise’. The data has shown that three per cent of all cancer cases in adults in the US aged 30 years and older during 2013 to 2016 were attributable to physical inactivity and the proportion was higher in women (average annual attributable cases 32,089) compared to men (14,277). For both men and women, states with the highest proportion of cancers attributable to physical inactivity were in the South, such as Kentucky, West Virginia, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi, whereas the lowest proportions were found in the Mountain region and northern states, such as Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Washington,…

Health & Lifestyle Relationship

Study: Covid-19 Related Parenting Stress Impacted Eating Habits Of Children

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Houston College of Education, the incredible stress parents experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative effect on the eating habits of their children. The findings were published in the journal Current Psychology. When stay-at-home mandates were ordered and the school went virtual at the onset of the pandemic, many parents suddenly had to juggle multiple roles such as caregiver, employee and educator. Leslie Frankel, associate professor of human development and family studies, said all those responsibilities took a toll on parents’ mental health, and in turn, what and how much their children were consuming. Previous research has shown that stress, in general, is known to have a negative impact on parent-child feeding interactions, but new findings reveal COVID-19 only magnified the problem. “These parents do not have the time, energy or emotional…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Study Reveals Highly Processed Food Affects Memory

A new study has found that four weeks on a diet of highly processed food leads to a strong inflammatory response in the brains of ageing rats that was accompanied by behavioural signs of memory loss. Researchers also found that supplementing the processed diet with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA prevented memory problems and reduced the inflammatory effects almost entirely in older rats. The research has been published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Neuroinflammation and cognitive problems were not detected in young adult rats that ate the processed diet. The study diet mimicked ready-to-eat human foods that are often packaged for long shelf lives, such as potato chips and other snacks, frozen entrees like pasta dishes and pizzas, and deli meats containing preservatives. Highly processed diets are also associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes, suggesting older consumers might want to scale…

Health & Lifestyle Vogue

Kajol Wears Green Organza Saree On Maha Navami

Confused over what to wear during Durga Puja festivities? Don’t worry. Just scroll down actor Kajol’s Instagram feed. Her Durga Puja’s outfits will surely give you options that you can add to your wardrobe right away. For Maha Navami, the ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ star opted for a green coloured organza saree. She even took to Instagram and shared a picture of her flaunting her saree. “Day 3. #shubhonavami #blessingstoall #jaimadurga,” she captioned the post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kajol Devgan (@kajol) She teamed up her look with a cool pair of glasses which she wore went around meeting and greeting her uncles and family members at a pandal, proving that her collection is perfect to go by. Fans are in complete awe of Kajol’s saree.A user commented, “You look so beautiful. You have a great sense of dressing.”“Mesmerised.…

Health & Lifestyle Vogue

Nushrratt Bharuccha Looks Breathtaking In Denim Kimono Jacket

Bollywood actor Nushrratt Bharuccha treated our fashion eyes with her latest set of sizzling pictures in a denim Kimono jacket.  Taking to her social media handle, Nushrratt shared a slew of pictures that showed her flaunting a flirty silhouette and the Internet was on fire. The pictures featured the diva donning an upcycled Denim Kimono jacket that came with three-quarter sleeves and was held at the waist with a fastening tie that came in contrasting bright red and black stripes. Featuring long collars and a plunging neckline to add to the oomph factor, the jacket ended just above Nushrratt’s thighs to flaunt her sexy long legs. Completing her attire with a pair of red heels, Nushrratt left her luscious soft curly tresses open down her shoulders in side-parted hairstyle. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Aniket Satam (@pinkporcupines) View this post on Instagram A post…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

Indonesia’s Bali Reopens To Foreign Tourists, But Lacks International Flights

Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali reopened to foreign tourists after 18 months of pandemic hiatus on Thursday, but the island is lacking one crucial ingredient: international flights. Tourism-reliant Bali is scheduled to reopen on Thursday and though its Ngurah Rai international airport has carried out simulations preparing for tourists to return, it is not expecting much to happen soon. “So far there is no schedule,” said Taufan Yudhistira, a spokesman for the airport. Indonesia’s tight immigration measures during the pandemic have devastated the island, with widespread closures of hotels, shops and businesses. The government is eager to revive Bali’s beleaguered tourism industry in response to a sharp fall in new coronavirus cases since July, when Indonesia was Asia’s Covid-19 epicentre. But details about the reopening, such as visa requirements and which countries they apply to, have so far been patchy. Indonesia only confirmed the…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Study: Years Of Exposure To Air Pollution, Road Traffic Noise Might Increase Heart Failure Risk

The findings of a new study suggests that exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise over the course of many years may be associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure. The correlation appears to be even greater in people who are former smokers or have high blood pressure. These findings of the research were published in the ‘Journal of the American Heart Association’, an open-access journal of the American Heart Association. “We found that long-term exposure to specific air pollutants and road traffic noise increased the risk of incident heart failure, especially for former smokers or people with hypertension, so preventive and educational measures are necessary,” said Youn-Hee Lim, PhD, lead author of the study and assistant professor in the section of environmental health within the department of public health at the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark. “To minimize the…

Food Health & Lifestyle

Study: Warm Milk At Bedtime Makes You Sleepy

According to time-honoured advice, drinking a glass of warm milk at bedtime will encourage a good night’s rest. Here’s why. Milk’s sleep-enhancing properties are commonly ascribed to tryptophan, but scientists have also discovered a mixture of milk peptides, called casein tryptic hydrolysate (CTH), that relieves stress and enhances sleep. Now, researchers reporting in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have identified specific peptides in CTH that might someday be used in new, natural sleep remedies. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of U.S. adults don’t get enough sleep. Sedatives, such as benzodiazepines and zolpidem, are commonly prescribed for insomnia, but they can cause side effects, and people can become addicted to them. Many sedatives work by activating the GABA receptor, a protein in the brain that suppresses nerve signaling. Scientists have also discovered several natural…

Beauty Health & Lifestyle

Tips To Ace Navratri Makeup Look

Navratri marks the beginning of these festivities in India. Apart from the religious significance, the nine-day-long festivities gives all the ladies a chance to dress in their best jewelry and attires. However, while your outfit may be on point, your makeup must stay in place throughout the hot and humid Garba nights. So here are some quick fixes for you to look dazzling and sweat-free throughout the night courtesy, Makeup Artist Damini Chaturvedi. -Prep the skin well. Starting the makeup with well-prepped skin is the foremost important task! Since most of the Navratri events are outdoor, perfecting the prepping stage is imperative for the makeup to last longer! Thus, one must remember to follow their CTM (cleansing, toning, moisturizing) routine! -Primer is the key to look perfect! After the prepping stage, priming your face and eyelids is important to ensure that the makeup doesn’t…

Travel

No mandatory 10-day quarantine for UK passengers

New Delhi [India] : After the COVID-19 situation the passengers travelling specially from other countries to India were quarantined under safety rules but now the Indian government on Wednesday has withdrawn travel guidelines issued in a tit-for-tat move to the United Kingdom, lifting the mandatory 10-day quarantine for passengers coming from the UK. “Revised guidelines for UK nationals arriving in India issued on October 1, 2021, stand withdrawn, and earlier guidelines on international arrival dated February 17, 2021, shall be applicable for those arriving in India from the UK,” the Ministry of Health said.Last month, London announced the new rules making it mandatory for a 10-day quarantine and RT-PCR test even for fully vaccinated Indians travelling to the UK.Enraged by the move, India in retaliation has imposed reciprocal measures for UK citizens travelling to India on October 1.However, Britain later announced that there would…

Food Health & Lifestyle

Sooji Halwa Recipe

This Indian sweet delicacy is very popular and is prepared for almost every festival and occasion. There are several variations of this dish and every region in India has a unique way of making this dish. Prepared using sooji, sugar, ghee, green cardamom and garnished with almond, this easy recipe makes for a nice evening snack or can also be relished after an elaborate meal as a dessert. In fact, Sooji Halwa is an inseparable part of Indian culinary heritage as it is offered as a prasad to deities during several festivals and pujas are incomplete without this sweet delicacy. Check out the recipe below: Ingredients for Sooji Halwa: 2 cup semolina 1 cup ghee water as required 2 cup sugar 1/2 tablespoon powdered green cardamom For Garnishing 1 tablespoon chopped almonds Method: Step 1 Cook sooji in ghee To start making this recipe,…

Health & Lifestyle Vogue

Sara Ali Khan In ₹1 Lakh Pink Lehenga Blends Contemporary & Elegance

Sara Ali Khan has a stunning ethnic wear collection that is to die for, and her Instagram profile is proof. Recently, photos of Sara wearing a bespoke lehenga set made it to social media and left us all swooning.  Ace designer Anita Dongre took to Instagram to post pictures of Sara wearing a pastel pink coloured lehenga from her ethnic wear collection. The ensemble came replete with signature details from the designer’s label. Additionally, it makes for an ideal pick for attending your engagement ceremony if you are a bride-to-be or your best friend’s wedding if you are the maid-of-honour. If you loved Sara’s look, styled by celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri, and wish to add the lehenga set to your collection then check out the details: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anita Dongre (@anitadongre) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anita Dongre (@anitadongre) Sara’s…

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