CHENNAI - Popular cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed brand ambassador of an online matrimonial platform. On associating with BharatMatrimony, Dhoni said he was happy to back a brand that has created "millions of happy marriages". According to Murugavel Janakiraman, CEO, Matrimony.com, Dhoni made a good fit as "he is an inspiration for millions of youth because of what he has achieved for the country through his admirable leadership qualities".
SYDNEY - Besides promoting long-lasting health, regular exercise in childhood can also counteract negative health effects such as diabetes inherited by father's obesity, researchers say. The study found that children of fathers with a high-fat diet or who are obese are more likely to have low insulin sensitivity. People with low insulin sensitivity do not respond to insulin resulting in an increase in blood sugars levels, leading to the development of Type-2 diabetes.
LONDON - Ever wondered how many faces you can remember in your lifetime? Scientists have found that on an average, humans can recall a staggering 5,000 faces from their personal lives, the media, and famous personalities. The study, led by researchers from the University of York in the UK, suggests that facial recognition abilities equip humans to process thousands of faces that they encounter in the modern world -- from their smartphones to social interactions.
The diamonds splendor has been appreciated for centuries. World-famous diamonds such as the Great Mughal, Kohinoor, Regent, Florentine, Darya-i-Noor, Pigott, Tavernier, and Nassak were produced in India. More than the aesthetic and appealing value, diamonds worn in ancient times were believed to promote strength, invincibility and courage. The earliest diamonds were found in India in the 4th century BC and were valued because of their strength and brilliance,
CHANDIGARH - Amritsar has always been famous for its rich food, but when international-level chefs descend on this Sikh holy city next month to fill the city with the aroma of their food art, it will be a culinary treat of a different kind. Chefs from at least 40 countries are expected to participate in the World Heritage Cuisine Summit & Food Festival 2018 being held at the historic Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar from October 12 to 14. The event is an initiative of the World Cultural Culinary Heritage Committee of the...
NEW DELHI - An authorized biography of the 88-year-old Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, by Hindi poet Sunita Budhiraja, is set to formally launch in India in August after its US launch, publisher Vani Prakashan said. The 534-page book, "Rasraj: Pandit Jasraj", has incidents and anecdotes from his life, from the time of his birth to his tabla-playing days and his journey when he became a renowned vocalist in Hindustani Classical music. It is available online on e-commerce sites Flipkart and Amazon,
While action games continue to dominate the global gaming eco-system, most of the games Indian women download are puzzle based, showed a study by digital payments platform PayPal on Monday. Of all the games downloaded by the participants in the past three months, 65 per cent were action games that emphasise physical challenges including fighting, platform and shooter games, said the study titled "2018 Global Gaming Research". However, 60 per cent of the games Indian women downloaded were puzzle-based.
NEW YORK - Gut bacteria plays a key role in infusing negative feelings in the brains of obese people, causing depression and anxiety, researchers say. The findings showed that mice on a high-fat diet showed significantly more signs of anxiety, depression and obsessive behaviour than animals on standard diets. In mice with high-fat diets, two areas of the brain, the hypothalamus, which helps to control whole body metabolism, and the nucleus accumbens, important in mood and behaviour, becomes insulin resistant.
NEW YORK - Exposure of babies to high levels of air pollution in the womb may increase the risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to a new study. Fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) is a form of air pollution produced by motor vehicles and the burning of oil, coal, and biomass, and has been shown to enter the circulatory system and negatively affect human health. The findings suggest that children exposed to higher levels of ambient fine-particulate pollution in the womb during...
MUMBAI - A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb questioned the "beauty" of Diana Hayden, the former Miss World has slammed the thought that 'light skin is better', and said she is proud of her exotic brown skin colour. Deb reportedly said in Agartala on Thursday that international beauty contests were a farce as the results were all predetermined. He also said he failed to understand the "process of judgement" of the crowning of the Miss World contest in 1997, in which Diana was crowned.