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MAKE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is an ailment which afflicts almost every household in the country, especially in the urbanpopullation. It is estimated that one in every third Indian suffers from high BP and this situation will lead to a hypertension epidemic by 2020. Normal blood pressure is counted in two parameters — systolic pressure of 120 mmHg and a ... Read More »

Too much of a good thing, even Christmas

Too early for Christmas? So here it is. I’m already suffering from Christmas onslaught. And it’s not even September. Dozens of memes a week on our Facebook feeds counting down the dwindling number of weekends left until the big day, trussed-up turkeys glistening at me from posters plastered in shop windows and pubs and restaurants, online pop-ups, those bumper-sized festive ... Read More »

What makes Yam (Suran) a magical vegetable for the human body

1. What is Yam? Whether you call it Zimikand, Elephant Foot Yam, Yam, Ole or Suran, this vegetable is known for its ‘itchy throat’ nature and probably that’s the reason it is not very popular. Regarded as a part of the compulsory Lakshmi Puja meal on Diwali in several part of India, Suran which is a variety of yam, grows ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 XL’s Slow Screen Unlocking Issue Is Getting a Fix

HIGHLIGHTS Google has confirmed a ‘proper’ fix for the screen unlocking lag The lag was found on some Pixel 2 XL after installing June Android update The fix is likely to debut sometime around the Android P public release If you were among the Pixel 2 XL users who were experiencing a lag in unlocking the screen after installing the June Android security update, Google has good ... Read More »

How a Plan Helped Financial Life

Pramod wants to ensure that the financial mistakes he committed do not get passed on to the next generation. Photo: Jithendra M/Mint One of the biggest money mistakes Sai Pramod G.N. says he made in his life was investing in a single asset class—real estate—by being in a hurry to clear off his home loan. He bought a house in ... Read More »

10 breakfast items from around India that are a must-have

1. Must have Indian breakfast items Simply put, the thing about waking up early is that it’s not something anybody likes to do. That is unless we’re being offered food that we really like, rather love. A wise man once said, “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” Here are 10 dishes from ... Read More »

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost

Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 trillion. Photo: HT New Delhi: To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs 1 ... Read More »

How to fund child’s education: Take a loan or use own funds?

Keeping your accumulated savings invested and taking an education loan instead can benefit you. Photo: Alamy Any big-ticket spending requires you to either have the required funds in place or a financing option. When dealing with long-term financial goals, such as higher education of children, you have the advantage of planning much in advance. Here’s how you can go about ... Read More »

A Complete Guide To Making Perfect Burgers At Home

When it comes to burgers, the world’s your oyster; that’s why you can make anything, from avocado and bacon burgers to potato tikki burgers. No matter which burger floats your boat though, there’s something vividly satisfying about taking a bite of the moist meat, the salty cheese, the soft white bun, and the crisp-as-a-wafer lettuce leaf. One of North America’s most famous ... Read More »

Volvo XC90 Hybrid SUV gets cheaper by a MASSIVE Rs. 35 lakh – Here’s how

Yes, you read that right. The Volvo XC90 Hybrid has actually become affordable by as much as Rs 35 lakh. Actually, Volvo Auto India has come up with a new ‘Inscription’ variant of the XC90 Plug-in hybrid that has been priced at Rs 96.65 lakh (ex-showroom). In comparison, the Excellence variant in which this luxury Plug-in hybrid SUV was launched ... Read More »