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Imagine Eating to Curb Craving

Research has found that imagining yourself eat a specific food item could actually decrease your craving for that food. You must visualise yourself smelling, tasting, chewing and swallowing the…

Saina Brings the House Down

All the hard work she is putting in on the court is paying off for Saina Nehwal. Recently, Maruti Suzuki gifted her a Maruti SX4 for winning her gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. When she won the…

Sushma ka Swaraj!

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj has discovered what’s more in vogue than being a fiery orator—being on Twitter. So there she was on Twitter last month, announcing her arrival and…

See-saw Expectations

If there were a sensitive index for political parties, India’s would have crashed at the onset of the winter session of Parliament. By the time the no-work-all-noise session ended on 13 December, it…

Pipeline of Peace

On 11 December, India signed the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline deal to transport natural gas from Central Asia to South Asia, a deal Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calls…

Star-Stricken Govt

Officials of Maharashtra govern­ment’s Public Works Department are going through a trying phase, astrologically speaking. With a change of regime under Prithviraj Chavan, requests are piling up from…

The Little You Pill

The US Food and Drug Administration is inching closer to approving Contrave, the first new diet pill in a decade. This is after the experimental obesity drug manufactured by Orexigen Therapeutics got…

Bottoms Up

Finally, a list that being at the bottom of isn’t depress­ing. Indians finished last in a ‘booziest people in the world’ survey. Apparently, only 27 per cent of all Indians, according to the survey…

Bollywood Finds Its Tongue

For an industry where a man’s word means very little, Bollywood sure takes words seriously. Rishi Kapoor’s response to his son’s trash-talking ex-girlfriends on Koffee With Karan was so over-the-top…

Mercury in Diet Turns Birds Gay

If the birdlife on earth didn’t have enough to worry about, like dwindling habitats, air pollution and the hostile ecosystem of cities, they now have the added perplexity of going gay. A study…