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Why Do Gujaratis Add Sugar To Most Things They Eat?

Some of the best things in life are in places where they shouldn’t be. Like sweetness in Gujju food.

Curries

An India Bad-Loan Tragedy Turns Bankruptcy Farce

Want to screw up a good law? Just try to make it a great one.<p>That's what India did last November when it added a number of restrictions on who could …

Bank of India

Why you shouldn't buy a new car ... ever

<b>"Name me something that you use less than 4 percent of the day, all the while it loses value."</b><p>There are days when I feel like I drive the oldest car …

Personal Finance

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Quantum Mechanics

Modi’s Silence Over These 12 Burning Issues Proves He’s The Real ‘Silent PM’ Of India

In 2014, when Narendra Modi campaigned for the general elections, he said that he wasn't an elitist like the then government. He said that he was one …

India

The 5 Exercises Every Guy Should Master

Before you do another rep, make sure you’re an expert on these movements first<p>I know the best way to train my body. But this knowledge took almost two decades to accumulate.<p>So when I look back on my first workout ever, I cringe.<p>There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back …

Green Bay Packers

'Xennials' were born in the early '80s — here are all the ways they're different from the millennials they were supposed to be

If you were born between 1977 and 1985, you're officially a member of the microgeneration known as xennials.<p>The term was coined by Sarah Stankorb in a 2014 Good magazine article to describe a group that straddles Gen X, born between 1965 and 1980, and millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, …

Demographics

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol?

Along with smoking and high blood pressure, raised blood cholesterol is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. People can reduce their blood …

Holistic Medicine

Trump’s Right to Say He’s Not Launching a Trade War With China. He’s Doing Something Bigger.

No one likes trade friction, but after decades of failing to stop Chinese theft of American intellectual property, there are no more no-cost …

China

Kareena Kapoor’s dietician Rujuta Diwekar on what you should eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner

Rujuta Diwekar knows a thing or two about fitness. As an author, a leading nutrition and exercise science expert, one of world’s most-followed …

Weight Loss

Southeast Asia's idyllic islands buckle under tourism strain

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) - The six-month closure of the Philippine tourism island of Boracay for a revamp after the country's president branded it a "cesspool" reflects the growing pressures on beach resorts across Southeast Asia as visitor numbers surge.<p>(Graphic: …

Asia

Your Blood Type Holds a Lot of Information — Like What You Should Be Eating

Unlike most diets, the blood type diet was founded on the concept of personalized nutrition — eating different foods based on one's biochemical makeup. <b>Eat Right 4 Your Type</b>, commonly known as the blood type diet, was published in 1996 by naturopathic doctor Peter J. D'Adamo. According to <b>Eat 4 Your</b> …

Wellness

India's 'cheating mafia' gets to work as school exam season hits

Vast network profits from the desperation of students and parents to get ahead in a country where university places and jobs are limited<p>A few minutes into the final year maths exam at his Delhi high school, Raghav asked to use the bathroom. Inside, he texted pictures of the test paper he had …

Education

Mom Creates Kid-Friendly Way To Learn About Money — And It’s Genius

This mom’s financial lesson to her daughter is completely brilliant<p>Remember when you first started earning a paycheck and had to learn how to budget …

Parenting

Start from 0! This low-impact workout is perfect for beginners

Want to start working out but have no idea where to start? This workout is for you!<p>If you want to start exercising, but have no idea where to begin, this is the workout for you. It's low-impact and suitable for beginners of all ages.<p>This three-circuit routine will target your entire body. Circuit …

Workouts

21 Worthless Foods a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet

Want to start eating healthier and lose weight? Four nutrition experts share the red-flag foods you should avoid as part of a healthy diet.

Nutrition

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

India's Story Can Either be Next Wave of Globalisation or Mass Unemployment: Economist Paul Krugman

<b>New Delhi:</b>Striking notes of hope and of caution, economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has said India could ride the next wave of globalisation, …

5 foods you should never reheat in a microwave

Some 30 years ago, American kitchens received the gift of the microwave and quickly became dependent on it for lightning-fast heating. Younger generations can’t even imagine making oatmeal, hot chocolate, or popcorn without it. And yet so many of us are using the microwave incorrectly for reheated …

Kitchens

Expert Advice: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet, Step by Step

No doubt about it, when it comes to domestic efficiencies the fitted sheet is a dream invention. Yet, too often it’s an absolutely nightmare to fold. …

The Penniless Yogi Who Controls A Billion-Dollar Corporation

Bloomberg | Quint is a multiplatform, Indian business and financial news company. We combine Bloomberg’s global leadership in business and financial …

Stephen Hawking died on Einstein's birthday because everything in the cosmos is connected

As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few …

The massive Saudi Aramco IPO could be delayed until 2019

The initial public offering of Saudi Aramco—currently slated for the second half of 2018—could be pushed into 2019, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih hinted in an interview with Bloomberg published on Thursday—the first such hint from a high-ranking Saudi official that the highly anticipated …

Saudi Arabia

4 countries where you can live on just $1000 a month

There are many reasons why you might be thinking about taking the plunge, uprooting your life, and moving abroad. Perhaps you're looking to find an exotic retirement paradise where you can make the most of no longer having to spend so much of your time going to work. It could be that you're moving …

Thai Food

The craft beer firm with a thirst for global growth

<b>Walking into a bar in India, it is hard to miss the bottles of Bira 91 beer.</b><p>Featuring a cartoon monkey with a punk hairdo and one eye smaller than the other, the labels read: "Imagined in India".<p>Despite only launching in 2015, Bira 91 is now immensely popular across a country dominated by …

New York City

This Is What Happened to My Body After the First Week of the Keto Diet

So. Much. Butter.<p>In October of last year Michael Easter wrote a story for Tonic entitled: "The Ketogenic Diet Is Probably Not for You," to which my visceral response was: “Oh <i>yeah</i>?” I just reread it moments ago and realized that, through his reporting, Easter had given me all the research-backed …

Nutrition

Chronic Cough and Acute Cough: Causes of Cough

That’s because a cough itself is not a disease—it’s a symptom of something else going on in your body.<p>“It’s actually a protective mechanism that lungs do to evacuate things that are irritating it, like fluid, mucus, or any kind of airway irritant,” says Jonathan Parsons, M.D., the director of The …

Johnnie Walker

Absolute hell: the toxic outpost where Mumbai's poorest are 'sent to die'

Away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, a sense of intense gloom pervades Mahul. The former fishing village to the east of India’s great metropolis is now home to 30,000 people who were “rehabilitated” after their slum homes were demolished to make way for infrastructure projects.<p>They live in 72 …

Urbanism

How Maharashtrian is Mumbai, really?

Figures differ and are controversial but everyone broadly agrees that something like 60% of the population of Mumbai comprises non-Maharashtrians. The state’s politicians say that this is a consequence of migration to the city from elsewhere in India and perhaps it is. But equally, other figures …

India