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Gaming addiction is now 'officially' a disorder! Here's what we need to know - Times of India

With gaming addiction having been added to the already exhaustive list of disorders by the World Health Organization in ICD-11, experts all over the world are debating whether it was the right thing to do. Some are saying that the decision is not ‘properly informed’ while some think that it absolutely makes sense as even gaming can affect one’s 'social and occupational functioning'.
By Sangeeta Soni
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Stephen Hawking's life: A story of willpower and strength - Times of India

There's one thing that's certain and it's death, but how and when it comes is something that can't be in one's hands. Or can it be? Looking at how Hawking survived over half a century of being handed over the death sentence, the scales are tipping toward a yes.
By Sangeeta Soni
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Women, know these 5 facts about abortion in India! (and what's wrong with the act) - Times of India

Despite almost 50 years of the incorporation of the MTP act and the vindication of women's right to abort, abortion still remains a hotly debated and taboo issue in India. The half-a-decade old law is probably the most liberal in the world but is still not free from fallacies.
By Sangeeta Soni
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Revealed: SRK’s trainer reveals ideal pre and post workout diets - Times of India

The man behind the chiseled body of King Khan and his hot bod is his personal fitness trainer Prashant Sawant. In an exclusive interview with us, Prashant talks about his journey with the Fan actor, how SRK is like an elder brother to him and SRK’s fitness and diet plans for the upcoming flick.
By Sangeeta Soni
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“Embroidery is not fashion but the very fabric of Kutch” - Times of India

There’s a magically real quality about hand-crafted embroidery. The rural landscapes of India have always had tribes who are masters of the art of embroidery and one such village is Kutch. After the 1969 drought in Kutch, women of that landscape were brought together by Chandaben Shroff to form what is known as ‘Shrujan-Threads of Life’ today. With more than sixteen different styles of embroideries inspired from tribal groups and communities of Kutch, the group of women became self-sufficient bread earners for their families.
By Sangeeta Soni
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A book you can’t stop reading till you know ‘whodunit’ - Times of India

Having been off Dean Koontz’s Watchers a little while ago and having fallen in love with it, I was all set to read another suspense thriller novel and I stumbled upon Penumbra by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay. The claims had been tall – a book that is a must for crime-thriller lovers, a one-sitting read, and so on, and I decided on being my own judge.
By Sangeeta Soni
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Challenge CBSE: Old mantras, new heights | Lucknow News - Times of India

Students celebrate their success after CBSE declared its class 12th results, in Lucknow on Saturday. By : Shivangi Pandey and Kanishka MishraLUCKNOW: Self-study and staying stress-free are the two success mantras that highscorers swear by.Sharing their experiences, they said pursuing their hobbies helped them handle examination stress all through the year. Besides, they maintained a ‘no’ to coaching classes to save both time and energy and depended on their classroom and self-study.Scoring 98.4
By Kanishka Mishra
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Collectors missing, trash rots on roads | Lucknow News - Times of India

This story is from May 21, 2018 With garbage not being picked up, residents in Bangla Bazaar and Aashiana said they were forced to throw it on... LUCKNOW: Garbage collection from homes remains a challenge for Lucknow Municipal Corporation despite its efforts to streamline the process. LMC had appealed to residents to hire sanitary workers from its partner Eco-Green and dismiss private ones. It had also revised the charges for garbage collection from doorsteps as part of an elaborate plan to
By Kanishka Mishra
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LMC: Garbage raises stink as LMC ‘clean city promise’ falls flat | Lucknow News - Times of India

This story is from May 28, 2018 Garbage dumped on Rana Pratap Marg, less than a kilometer away from te DG office in this file phot. Photo: Man... LUCKNOW: Lucknow streets and colonies will remain littered for some more weeks as Lucknow Municipal Corporation is set to miss its May 31 deadline to clean the city phase-wise. In March, LMC had selected 40 Adarsh wards (five from each zone) to achieve 100% door-to-door garbage collection and cleaning of streets. LMC had planned to clean all 110 ward
By Kanishka Mishra
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Beating the heat with water therapy, terrace gardens | Lucknow News - Times of India

This story is from May 28, 2018 Chik or bamboo curtains are effective to insulate hot air from homes, keeping it comfortable. LUCKNOW: From setting up a terrace garden to keep the blazing sun away from their homes to using water therapy of exercising in water to retain energy, Lucknowites are doing whatever it takes to keep heat at bay. A teacher, 32-year-old Archana Singh of Indiranagar has begun water therapy to keep not just her body temperature down but also gain psychological benefits.
By Kanishka Mishra
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'Housefull 4' becomes Akshay Kumar's 13th film to enter the Rs 100 crore club; Find out his other century films - Times of India

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By AKHIL NAIR
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Will Chiranjeevi and Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Sye Raa' duplicate the success of 'Saaho' and 'Baahubali' at the box office? - Times of India

The love of Bollywood stars for their pets is not unknown. They often treat their fans with photographs and videos of their furry friends on social media. Their pictures make us fall more in love with them for being such an adorable ‘pet parent’. Be it Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra or Disha Patani, they never fail to express their love for their ‘furry friends’. Let’s a look at a few Bollywood celebs and their adorable pets…
By AKHIL NAIR
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September 2019 box office report: 'Saaho', 'Chhichhore' and 'Dream Girl' success give Bollywood it’s best month of the year - Times of India

As Mumbai police continue to probe the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, reportedly, the officials have not yet found anything ‘sensational.’ The report of an entertainment portal also suggests that that police have not yet found anything unusual during their probe and are close to wrapping up their investigation within a few weeks.
By AKHIL NAIR
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'Housefull 4': Here's a look at the previous installments of the successful comedy franchise and its box office numbers - Times of India

The late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput was seen avidly online on social media and interacting with his fans from time to time. Speaking of which, a comment of a Sushant fan has been making rounds on the internet where the user is seen requesting Sushant to not give up and die soon. To this, the ‘Raabta’ actor replied saying, “yes I surely will. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Ps. Please don’t die soon cracked me up. HAHA, sure buddy. J."
By AKHIL NAIR
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Trade talk: Will 'The Zoya Factor', 'Prassthanam' and 'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas' be able to break the box office dominance of 'Chhichhore' and 'Dream Girl'? Find out - - Times of India

As Mumbai police continue to probe the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, reportedly, the officials have not yet found anything ‘sensational.’ The report of an entertainment portal also suggests that that police have not yet found anything unusual during their probe and are close to wrapping up their investigation within a few weeks.
By AKHIL NAIR
The Times Of India

'Dream Girl' box office prediction: Ayushmann Khurrana may gift himself his biggest hit till date - Times of India

The late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput was seen avidly online on social media and interacting with his fans from time to time. Speaking of which, a comment of a Sushant fan has been making rounds on the internet where the user is seen requesting Sushant to not give up and die soon. To this, the ‘Raabta’ actor replied saying, “yes I surely will. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Ps. Please don’t die soon cracked me up. HAHA, sure buddy. J."
By AKHIL NAIR
The Times Of India

Trade Talk: Will Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Chhichhore' cross Rs 100 crore mark at the box office? - Times of India

The love of Bollywood stars for their pets is not unknown. They often treat their fans with photographs and videos of their furry friends on social media. Their pictures make us fall more in love with them for being such an adorable ‘pet parent’. Be it Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra or Disha Patani, they never fail to express their love for their ‘furry friends’. Let’s a look at a few Bollywood celebs and their adorable pets…
By AKHIL NAIR
The Times Of India

Trade Talk: Prabhas starrer 'Saaho' can make anywhere between Rs 300 to 400 crore at the box office says trade analyst - Times of India

Priyanka Chopra was recently in news for being chosen as an ambassador at the Toronto International Film Festival. The global star had shared the news through her social media account. Now, the diva has sent a sweet birthday wish for brother Siddharth Chopra as he turns 31 today. Taking to her Instagram account, Priyanka shared an unseen childhood click and expressed how she wished she could rewind time.
By AKHIL NAIR
The Times Of India

The holiday is back but it’s now called a workation

Can’t go to office but you can take your office for a holiday. Tired of being stuck in city apartments, some WFHers are opting for for long-stay breaks in beach, mountain resorts. After the pandemic forced people out of their office and strapped them to their couch for months, the idea of a ‘workation’ — previously deemed problematic for blurring the line between work and leisure — now seems like an appealing compromise.
By Mohua Das
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Mumbai: Telemedicine takes off, clinics on cloud nine

Sitting at his Mira Road home, Mohsin Khan tapped his cellphone and out popped on his screen, his gastroenterologist perched in front of his laptop staring down at Khan from a few miles away in south Mumbai. The awkwardness subsided after a minute or two. Following a brief chat, Khan saw his phone transform into a DIY medical tool as the doctor-on-camera guided Khan’s finger to move up, down, poke and prod his own abdomen before sending out a photograph of the prescription
By Mohua Das
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For police here, top priority is to ensure water stock | Nashik News - Times of India

This story is from April 20, 2016 Nashik: It's around 9am. The personnel at Barhe police station, around 70 km from Nashik, are on special duty. They are rushing out, not to catch a thief or put up nakabandi, but to fetch water from a tanker that arrives at their doorstep once in two days. Armed with empty vessels, they queue up near the tanker to fetch potfuls of water, which has become a "priority" for them. The newly-inaugurated police station, barely 11km from the Gujarat border, has a

Lasur station: Drought ejects jobless villagers out of home | Aurangabad News - Times of India

This story is from March 10, 2013 AURANGABAD: Sachin Dhike is barely 16 and has realized that survival is more important in the time of than pursuing his dream of completing education and making it big in life someday. The Class X student from a remote hamlet near Lasur station has dropped out of school and joined hundreds of villagers from various parts of this drought-hit district migrating to the town, around 60 km away, in a desperate search for some odd job. Every day, around 1,000 p

Condom shortage: Jitters in Nashik ahead of Kumbh | India News - Times of India

The Maharashtra State Aids Control Society (MSAC) has expressed fear in the run-up to the Kumbh Mela of unprot... Thousands of Sadhus are expected to be in Nashik during the Kumb mela) NASHIK: The Maharashtra State Aids Control Society (MSAC) has expressed fear in the run-up to the Kumbh Mela of unprotected sex and the possible spread of HIV and AIDS because of shortage of condoms.Yogesh Pardeshi, the district programme officer, MSAC, told TOI that some hospitals have run out of stock and cond

Lights, camera but no action! Social distancing is killing the sex scene

Fear of a different sort of Covid casualty is looming large over film and TV folks — the death of the steamy sex scene in the wake of a pandemic and strict social distancing protocol imposed by an official directive from the cultural affairs ministry that allows shooting to resume within the two weeks but with a compulsory two-metre distance between members of the cast and crew.
By Mohua Das
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Kalwa’s 1.5 lakh slum residents fear hunger more than Covid-19

The coronavirus hasn’t been the only killer in this lockdown. Another fallout of the pandemic has been starvation or the extreme lack of food, witnessed in distressful sights and reports of people in the teeming slums of Kalwa , a distant north central suburb situated between Thane and Mumbra, chafing in hunger and despair.
By Mohua Das
The Times Of India

Little acts of warmth, right words can help beat a loved one’s blues

Three months into the coronavirus outbreak, the country is on the heels of another health crisis — a wave of mental illnesses — showing up at a grand scale on mental health counselling helplines in the form of anxiety, isolation, panic, sleep-disorders, exacerbation of previous mental health concerns and suicide — unseen casualties of this pandemic.
By Mohua Das
The Times Of India

From multiplex king to single screen hero, here's how Ayushmann Khurrana is winning the audience one film at a time - Times of India

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By AKHIL NAIR
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