Nisha Kurian

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What is the real problem in Punjab?

Punjab has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The state, once known as the pioneer of the green revolution, has been under the spotlight …

20 Renter-Friendly Decor Ideas

Happy Saturday! Many of our readers have requested more renter-friendly posts, so we thought it would be fun to do a roundup of our favorites. First …

Saadat Hasan Manto: 'He anticipated where Pakistan would go'

Celebrated for his stories of Indian partition, Saadat Hasan Manto was a distressingly prophetic and daring writer. But would his work have found a publisher today?<p>It was the greatest mass movement of humanity in history. In the days and months leading up to the partitioning of India in August …

5 Insanely Easy DIYs You Can Make In 5 Minutes

When you love crafting but dread Pinterest fails.

10 Easy DIY Ways To Power Up Your Home's Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is about your home's first impression — the face it presents to the world (and to you, when you come home every day). And while you may …

Missing the woods for the trees: How India's forests have been lost in translation – in plantations

The fact that a German and not an Englishman set up the Indian Forest Service had unintended but far-reaching consequences for India – and today's …

Forests

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

Asia's underrated places: 9 great travel attractions | CNN Travel

Travel

Where Have You Been? 12 Beautiful DIY Ways to Commemorate Your Travels

One man's treasured souvenir collection is another man's soul-crushing pile of clutter. If you find yourself in the latter camp, you should know that …

Yoga Poses for Beginners

Dorit Thies<p>Mountain Pose<p>Chris Fanning<p>Downward Dog<p>Chris Fanning<p>Warrior<p>Chris Fanning<p>Tree Pose<p>Chris Fanning<p>Bridge Pose<p><i>Stretches chest and thighs;</i> …

30 Days of Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

It's time to pull on your gloves and get to work.<p>It's time to pull on your gloves and get to work.

How to Decorate a Cozy Family Room

There's something irresistible about a space where you can put up your feet and sink into the sofa for an evening of doing absolutely nothing. The family room is that space where comfort is king, but that doesn't mean it can't be beautiful. Our designers shared their tips for decorating a family …

Top 10 Home Decor Tips of the Week #12

Another week has passed and we have another set of top 10 home decor tips of the week. This time we have several tips on how to make your decor seem …

The Best Dishes From Every Indian State And Their Authentic Recipes Are Right Here

The whole world sees India as a colourful country and one famous for food. Most of the international recipe shows are turning to India for a unique …

12 Good Habits That You Should Adopt for a Better Life

Old habits are hard to break, right? At least that's how the saying goes. I'm not a brain science expert, but I have done enough research on the topic that I think I have a good grasp on how the brain works. Well, at least when it comes to habits.<p>They say it takes 21 days to adopt a new habit. Why …

How the Color of Your Bedroom Affects Your Life

Change your decor and you could get more sleep (and sex).<p>When picking your bedroom decor, don't go off just looks — if you want to get more sleep or have more sex, that is. A survey conducted by Travelodge revealed that certain shades can stimulate or relax sleepers, and their effects last beyond …

Sleep

The Depressive's Guide to Getting Out of Bed

By Sadie Stein March 24, 2016<p>Our Daily Correspondent<p>Édouard Manet, <i>Olympia</i>, 1867, etching and aquatint on paper.<p>In his <i>Meditations</i>, Marcus Aurelius wrote,<p>At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work—as a human being. What do I have to complain of, If I’m …

How The Tiny, Poor Country Of Bhutan Became One Of The Most Sustainable Countries On Earth

The country knows it needs to develop, but it’s making sure the development doesn’t come at the expense of its natural resources.<p>“My country is not one big monastery populated with happy monks.”<p>That’s the first thing that Tshering Tobgay, the charismatic prime minister of the tiny Himalayan nation …

3 of the most beautiful eco-tourism destinations in Kerala

We often tend to confuse eco-tourism with nature loving travel. Well, it's not entirely wrong, because eco-tourism does refer to destinations that …

Ecotourism

20 Easy and Effective DIY Tricks for Gardening

As soon as spring came you probably realized that your garden requires some attention. We want to share a few tricks to help you grow your own …

India: High altitude ice hockey in the land of cricket

In India, the passion for the game is matched only by the challenges faced by the players.<p><b>Ladakh, India -</b> The children cannot stop shouting. They have been skidding across the ice rink for hours, bursting with laughter, sticks poised to score that winning goal.<p>But instead of grandstands and bright …

India