Unusual ways to get rid of stress

HOW TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY AND TACKLE ANXIETY IN LOCKDOWN by MITA MISTRY THERE is no denying that 2020 has been a difficult year for people around the world, and it is fair to say that most have likely had their stress levels raised to new levels. Many have either adopted common stress-busting methods like […]

Stylish and unique gifts for Christmas

FROM BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO ACCESSORIES AND CARDS, IT IS NOT DIFFICULT TO FIND SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR A LOVED ONE by RAAKHI TANVI DIWALI may have just passed, but the festive season is around the corner and that means more gifts are just waiting to be bought for loved ones. With Covid-19 restrictions, lots of businesses […]

Asian women shun cervical screening over Covid worries, say experts

by LAUREN CODLING SOUTH ASIAN women are the least likely to attend cervical screening appointments due to concerns about Covid-19, a report found this month. Research from charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust showed that a third of women from a south Asian background do not think it is safe to visit a GP surgery at […]

Bright side of life

by MITA MISTRY WITH autumn upon us and the days getting shorter against the gloomy backdrop of lockdown and social distancing, how can we possibly remain bright and happy during this time? The good news is we can take small actions to literally bring more colour into our lives. Studies show that feel-good hormones like […]

Mugdha Godse and her style statements

THE MODEL-ACTRESS ON HER LIFE-LONG FASHION CONNECTION by ASJAD NAZIR STRIKINGLY beautiful model turned actress Mugdha Godse has always had a strong connection to style. She has been seen in stunning outfits since the very beginning of her career and made her big screen debut with award-winning film Fashion. That connection to fashion and looking […]

Nutritional Psychology: Best Foods for Mental Well-Being

When it comes to physical health, we all know that the food we eat influences our health directly. However, when it comes to mental health, a lot of people ignore what’s on their plate. This is a grave mistake because studies suggest that there is a link between our diet and mental illnesses. It also […]

A matter of change

by Priya Mulji AS A teen and into my twenties, I was always an avid reader and devoured everything. I went from Sweet Valley High books in my teenage years to more hard-hitting stories like Shantaram in my twenties. Then life, work and responsibilities meant reading took a backseat, but this year I have really […]

The style file of Kaneeze Zainab

ACTRESS-MODEL DISCUSSES BEAUTY, PHOTO-SHOOTS AND FASHION by ASJAD NAZIR AS A model, actress and qualified dentist, there are a lot of things Kaneeze Zainab does well. The hard-working Pakistani star has acted in drama serials, including Bubu Ki Beti, Paimanay, Katto, Jugnu and Tasweer, but she is now also turning a lot of heads as […]

‘Food war’ on Twitter after UK-based academic calls South Indian food idli ‘boring’

UK-based academic Dr Edward Anderson has sparked a ‘food war’ on Twitter by calling South Indian staple food ‘Idli’ boring. On Tuesday(6) while responding to a tweet by food delivery app Zomato India which asked about ‘one dish you could never understand why people like soo much’ Dr Anderson said: “Idli are the most boring […]

Representation matters

by Rosie Manku I’VE just finished watching five episodes of a show back-to-back. Honestly, it was a relief to escape the doom and gloom of a world on fire for a while. Binge-watching shows is not especially worthy of comment, but what stopped me in my tracks was a realisation about the lack of representation […]

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