NEW DELHI - Moving away from old trends, young women are now opting for preservative-free products for a long-lasting glow and balanced health ahead of their wedding day. The Indian wedding sector is reportedly estimated to be around $40-50 billion in size. So, it turns out to be an important market for many brands. Sheena Jain, founder of India's first fresh almond milk brand SAIN, says the uptrend of going organic and vegan is more likely a result of current health and wellness trends which are fast catching up with...
NEW DELHI - With surging internet penetration, mobile retail and shopping apps are becoming a new-age trend in the Indian retail market and about 74 per cent of Indian respondents have installed two to five retail and shopping apps on their smartphones, a survey said on Tuesday. According to the recent survey conducted by Criteo, the performance marketing technology company, a majority 80 per cent of shoppers responded that they feel comfortable and secure using a mobile for online shopping.
NEW YORK - Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests. The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals. "As with previous published research, this study indicates there may be both a nutritional and satiating benefit to either substituting mushrooms for meat in some meals or replacing some of the meat with mushrooms,"
NEW DELHI - Emphasising that India's heart disease epidemic increased due to dietary patterns, doctors on Friday urged people to avoid reusing any oil for frying food products as it increases the proportion of trans fats, major source of heart diseases. According to the doctors, including from AIIMS, fats in food items are of four types - saturated, unsaturated, mono and trans, with the last most dangerous and their presence in any oil going up if it is cooked for a long duration or as soon as it emits smoket.
NEW DELHI - After creating a niche for herself in fashion, designer Nida Mahmood, known for her use of vibrant colours and quirky prints, is now lending her expertise to a wedding solutions company. Nida, who has worked across fashion, art, film, graphics, installations and interiors during her career so far, is now dabbling in wedding design with the launch of Blue Teapot Weddings, a partnership between her and Anshuman Ghulati and Abhishek Mankad, Directors of Trifecta Entertainment -
More babies are born in September than any other month of the year, and if there are a lot of new babies in your life, you may be wondering what the best gifts are to welcome them into the world. Remember, many babies will be inundated with onesies which they will quickly outgrow, so why not consider gifts that will encourage them to meet their developmental milestones in the coming years?
NEW YORK - More than one in three parents in the US are concerned about their children being bullied both in the real world and online, a survey has revealed. The survey, "Eleventh National Poll on Children's Health" by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in the US, found that 34 per cent of adults worry about their children being bullied and cyber bullied. "Adults across the country recognised bullying, including cyber bullying, as the leading health problem for US children," Gary Freed, Professor from the Hospital,
NEW DELHI - A kurta with a bomber jacket -- that's the fusion style that veteran Indian designer Neeta Lulla is planning to create for the widely popular American DJs The Chainsmokers, who are set to debut in India next month. Lulla is hoping to create an edgy yet casual ensemble for Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, who make up The Chainsmokers. "It is a very young band and it has a very edgy kind of look towards dressing. It's edgy, but casual (the designs I am making). Keeping in mind that they are coming into India,
MUMBAI - American chocolate brand M&M's has made its India entry, and officials hope it boosts the "nascent bite-size category" in the market. As a promotional stunt for the launch, the popular M&M's characters Mr. Red and Mr. Yellow scootered down the iconic Gateway of India, in true Bollywood style, channeling their own "Sholay" moment. "India is a priority market for Mars Incorporated and we are committed to bring our best loved brands to Indian consumers... With the launch of the brand in India,
NEW YORK - People with a reduced ability to taste food choose sweeter -- and likely higher-calorie -- fare, thereby paving the way for gaining unhealthy weight, says a study. "We found that the more people lost sensitivity to sweetness, the more sugar they wanted in their foods," said lead author Robin Dando, Assistant Professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. In this research published online by the journal Appetite, Dando temporarily dulled the taste buds of study participants and had them sample foods...