Explore your inner self

first_imgThe show will be inaugurated by Dr. Karan Singh and Naresh Kapuria. The participants of the exhibition are MS Rawat F Tarannum, Sangeeta Murthy, Poonam Chandrika Tyagi, Gaurav Chawla, Kamlesk Kumar Gandhi, Rohit Verma, Sudha R, Sama, Tara S., Manju Narain, Mannju Karmaker, Nira Davar, Padmini Mehta, Mrinmoy Rohatgi, Harminder Singh, Kapil Kapoor, Adittee Garg, Rekha Bajpe Aggarwal and Neeru Suri.These artists will showcase their artwork in different style and medium like oil, acrylic, charcoal, etc. Each artwork will depict the inner sight of artists and their moods like colorful, vibrant, and happy.The idea of the show is that it believes that life is a festival and this is best platform to celebrate this festival.When: 5-7 April; Timing: 11am – 7pmWhere: Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centerlast_img read more

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Destiny decides our life course

first_imgI’m married for 4 years and my husband is always busy travelling! I have an eight month old son and I’m beginning to feel very alone and depressed. What can I do? Please advice.Divya, AgraDivya dear, I’m sure it’s work that keeps him away from the family. Have you tried travelling with him? Have these long absence started off late? Have you spoken your heart out to your partner? Why are you getting so affected? With the little one around, there is a whole new world in front you. I sincerely request you to focus on this wonderful phase of life – motherhood. Concentrate on this great time and enjoy to the fullest. If your depression continues, seek professional help. Some bit of yoga, meditation or mood boosters will surely do good. Good luck and trust me; everything is and will be fine! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I am single. 2 years back I had a relation with a man who is married. He made false promises and in some months, I knew his actual self. After the break up, I can’t focus on any man or relation. I can’t trust anyone it seems. How can I be normal again?                                                                                                          Seema, New DelhiMost of us go through wrong relations and make incorrect decisions. Lucky are those who win and continue to be in love with one individual forever. So don’t get so bothered with the past chapter. I know it’s difficult but please make an honest attempt to let go of the bad memories. Be open and meet new people. Don’t make plans, just flow. Destiny is what decides our course and I’m absolutely confident that for the best to happen, we all have to face the worse or worst. Good luck, Seema! Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMy friends had come to my house and left some pornography movies behind. My sister who is 5 years younger bumped into them and is blackmailing me! She is threatening to inform my father. I’m very very scared. I feel like running away. I’m a decent guy in 1st year of Engineering. Please help!Name not given, NoidaHey! Just take her out for an ice cream, movie and chat up. Explain to her that there is literally no evidence to prove the ownership of the movies. Any act of blackmailing from her side might provoke you to complain against her and pass the blame on her completely! Explain to her the value of the divine relationship of a brother and sister. There is never a substitute to truth and the temporary dark cloud will surely pass. Don’t worry. Be cool and face this. It’s sure to fade soon. I lost my job beginning of this year. Since then I haven’t been employed. This has crushed my self confidence and I feel very down. How do I cope with this? I’m 23 years old.                                                                                                Tejas, DelhiAt 23, if you look around, you will see so many people who are yet to begin their employment career! This is no age to feel so worried. Sit down with a piece of paper and jot down your strengths, what you like to do. Then make a proper bio-data (seek help, if needed) and apply everywhere. In the mean time, you can always teach in some tuition classes or learn some language or anything that might add value to your life. Don’t lose confidence and always mix with positive people. All the best!Have a love or life query  you cannot find an answer to?  Send your questions to –  roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more

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KMC issues notices to owners of 57 old and dilapidated buildings

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has given notices to the owners of 57 old and dilapidated buildings after they fail to maintain the structure.The KMC had issued notices asking them to take steps to repair them. The civic authorities have identified around 1,500 old and dilapidated buildings that need immediate repair. All these buildings are tenanted. The KMC will now give hearing to the owners and if they fail to take up the work, the KMC will auction the properties to find out builders and new buildings will be constructed with proper rehabilitation of the tenants. If the owners agree, then the structures will be pulled down to make room for the new ones with proper rehabilitation of the tenants. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe KMC had put up billboards all over the city asking owners of building that are more than 50 years old to get the health of the structures examined by structural engineers. Billboards were put up in front of old and dilapidated structures.It may be mentioned that 20 people died when portions of an old structure fell on them in the city. The civic authorities had asked the tenants to vacate the premises but flouting the KMC order, they continued to live in the premises and faced the consequences. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedCivic officials said all these accidents had happened during monsoon. As the buildings are not maintained properly, the waterproofing on the roof has been totally destroyed. As the rain water cannot pass, the roof look like a pond and as the top of the building becomes heavy it collapses. The KMC has so far identified more than 2,000 dilapidated buildings all over the city. Most of the buildings are situated in the areas under Borough II, III, IV, V, VII and IX.The problem has risen with the buildings whose owners could not be traced. Along the river Hooghly, there are many buildings whose owners have died and their descendents could not be traced. Civic officials said if some of the old and dilapidated buildings are not pulled down before monsoon sets in, then there will be the risk of people getting killed due to building collapse.last_img read more

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New CMD says CIL aims to be worlds mostefficient coal miner

first_imgKolkata: The world’s largest miner, Coal India Ltd, now aspires to be the “most-efficient” coal producer, with an aim to bring down costs to a “bare minimum” level as the sector opens up for commercial mining. “We are the world’s largest coal producer, but we wish to be the most-efficient coal miner,” newly-appointed CIL Chairman and Managing Director Anil Kumar Jha has said.Jha, however, acknowledged that it would be difficult, due to the socio-economic situation of India compared with some of the efficient coal players like Australia. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”Our socio-economic situation is different. When we open a mine, there is huge demand for employment. The land losers want nothing but employment. Despite this, MCL (Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd) pays compensation of Rs 16 lakh in lieu of employment, but villagers demand employment,” he said.Jha had served as the chairman of CIL’s most profitable subsidiary, MCL.He further said that manpower engaged with Coal India is three to four times than that of an Australian mine, owing to the large demand for employment. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedMoreover, CIL also invests in infrastructure development for its neigbhourhood areas to fulfil the demand for water, health and education needs of locals around the mines, so that all stakeholders get a share of profit from the miner, Jha said.The top CIL official said the mining major is striving to bring down the cost of production to a “bare minimum”, but added that he would require some time to prepare a roadmap towards these goals without compromising on social factors.Jha said he had already approved opening of price bids for ERP implementation, which was delayed for quite a few months.He also asserted that no power plant will suffer due to shortage of coal.last_img read more

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An egg a day can reduce risk of stroke

first_imgConsuming an egg – nutrient-rich source of high quality protein – per day may lead to a 12 per cent reduction in risk of stroke, a new research shows. One large egg boasts six grams of high-quality protein and antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, found within the egg yolk, as well as vitamins E, D, and A, the study said.“Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. They are also an excellent source of protein, which has been related to lower blood pressure,” said lead researcher Dominik Alexander of the EpidStat Institute, Michigan, US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, the team conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies dating back between 1982 and 2015. They evaluated relationships between egg intake and coronary heart disease in 2,76,000 participants and stroke in 3,08,000 participants.“The study underscores prior research, showing the lack of a relationship between eggs and heart disease and now suggests a possible beneficial effect of eating eggs on risk of stroke,” added Tia M Rains, Interim Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Center – the scientific research arm of the American Egg Board. The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.last_img read more

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HIDCO to install IoT device to cut down on power consumption

first_imgKolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will install an IoT (Internet of Things) device to conserve power as a part of the ‘Green City Clean City’ project in New Town. The device will be installed in 100 lampposts to begin with.The objective is to optimise consumption of energy (each street light consumes 180 W) based on external conditions like less traffic or daylight. Installation on a 1 km stretch will be completed in a week’s time. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseWhenever available light is less, the device will switch on the street lights automatically. By means of various signals transmitted to the cloud, things like the intensity of light can be remote controlled through an app for each street light from a central control room. The system enables ON, OFF, DIM and SCHEDULE functionalities for the street lights via LoRA network and a software application. LoRA is a wonderful new low-power, wide-area network for efficient M2M (machine to machine) communication required for IoT. Expensive SIM cards and data network are not required as LoRA works with very small data packets, enough to send out and communicate commands such as meter reading, on/off command or illumination level. It may be mentioned that various steps have already been taken in New Town to conserve power. LED lights have been installed. Under the new system, the intensity of the lights can be brought down late in the night when the traffic flow becomes less. This also helps to reduce the electricity bill of New Town residents.last_img read more

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Going selfdriving Opt for right car

first_imgSelf-driving has become a popular concept in India, especially in the metros. More and more people nowadays prefer to rent a car to explore a destination rather than opt for cabs, trains, buses, or flights so make sure you are opting for the right one. Experts share their inputs and quick tips to follow while choosing a self-drive car:Get the right price: A self-drive car is normally charged on an hourly basis, but rates tend to soar during the weekends! In fact, rates can differ significantly depending upon whether the car one chooses comes with fuel, or without. The with-fuel option would definitely be more expensive in terms of cost per kilometer, whereas, in the without-fuel plan, the customer will bear the cost of fuel but won’t have to worry about how many kilometer he/she is driving. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe best way to decide which one to go for is to know the distance you want to cover. If you have a lot of driving on your mind, it may be best to choose the without-fuel plan. Rental plans that include fuel expenses are better for people who seek the car for travelling within the city.Which type of car should I pick? : Self-drive companies have been offering a wide range of vehicles such as hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs etc. from different brands. As per the choice, one can also take luxury machines and sports cars categories, for driving enthusiasts willing to experience the thrill and adventure of driving in big, fast cars. However, for a middle-class consumer, the smarter way to decide is based on the number of travellers, luggage and the comfort level expected during the trip. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor instance, four adults planning a long journey with minimal luggage should ideally opt for a diesel hatchback with manual transmission to reduce the overall cost of the journey, as a diesel car would give them a good mileage. Meanwhile, for intracity travel, people can opt for automatic cars for convenience during congestion and traffic.Don’t ignore the ‘Other’ costs: When you are getting yourself a self-drive vehicle, you are not just paying for the rent. The car companies also ask for other charges such as the refundable security deposit, cost of damage, and other penalties. The security deposit usually ranges between Rs. 999 and Rs. 5,000, with the damage costs deducted from the deposit. If the damage claim amount goes higher than the deposit, the consumer has to pay it at the time of returning the vehicle. There are many companies that also charge penalty for over-speeding. If the user is a repeated offender, the fine amount increases, as do the chances of getting blacklisted by the firm. Wondering how they would get to know if you’re driving rashly? These new-age companies have smart technologies in place to track instances like over-speeding and sudden braking at high speeds. It is therefore advisable to adhere to the legal speed limits to keep your rental costs to a minimum.Check the network at your chosen destination: Before opting for a self-drive car to head to a particular destination, make sure to check the network coverage of that area. After all, while you are roaming around in that particular city, you would need to stay constantly online to keep a tab on the nearby places and stay connected during emergency situations. Check the parts, toolkit and stepney before you hire: Many of you might not have prior experience of renting a self-drive car. Although you can be assured that the car rentals will not make any mistake, it is better to be on thesafer side by doing a quick check on various parts of the car yourself and to start with, one must not forget to check if the spare tyre and stepney jack are in place. Afterward, examine the brakes, engine, and battery of the car, along with its condition so that the driveis comfortable without any hindrance.last_img read more

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Prashant Kishor meets Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Political strategist Prashant Kishor met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Thursday, raising speculation that he may work with her in the near future, sources said. Accompanied by TMC MP and Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Kishor had over two hours discussion with the chief minister, the sources said. They said Kishor agreed to work with her if she so desired. The meeting between Banerjee and Kishor came at a time when the TMC supremo is facing a tough challenge from the BJP in the state. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The saffron party won 18 out of a total of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, only four less than the ruling TMC, in the recently concluded general election. Buoyed by stupendous performance, the saffron party leaders are claiming that their next target is to overthrow the TMC from the power in the 2021 state polls. The Thursday’s meeting indicates that Banerjee may engage the poll planner to halt the BJP’s growing influence in Bengal ahead of the crucial state election.last_img read more

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One held for TMC leaders murder

first_imgKolkata: A man was arrested in connection with Bandel Trinamool Leader Dilip Ram murder on Thursday from Patna. The accused is reportedly a supporter of BJP, who allegedly had a direct connection with the shootout.According to sources, the arrested person identified as Sanjay Mishra is among the three FIR named accused. Since Ram was shot dead, all of them had fled their homes in Bandel. After a prolonged investigation, a few days ago sleuths came to know that Mishra was hiding somewhere in Patna. A police team went to Patna and on Thursday arrested him. Searches are still on to nab other FIR named accused persons in the case. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataRam, a local Trinamool leader and the husband of a Trinamool Gram Panchayat Pradhan in the district, was shot in the head, by unknown criminals allegedly backed by the BJP on June 29, while he was waiting to catch a local train at Hooghly’s Bandel junction railway station around 10 am. Protesting against the killing of their leader, the Trinamool Congress called a 24-hour bandh in Chinsurah on June 30. Meanwhile, after a few hours of the incident Inspector in Charge (IC) of Chinsurah police station was removed. A few days after his removal Commissioner of Police (CP), Chandannagar Akhilesh Kumar Chaturvedi was also transferred.last_img read more

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Shows you can watch with moms this Mothers Day

first_imgWe know that you like spending time in front of the screen – binge watching your favourite shows more than anything else. But as it is Mother’s Day, do the same thing in a different way. Try and engage her in watching some of the best web shows that are trending with you.Here is a list of series which you can binge watch with her: Blackish: Started back in 2014, ‘Blackish’ which is aired on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is in its fifth season right now. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAddressing contemporary cultural issues with comedy, the show talks about a mother – Dr Rainbow Johnson, who raises her five children with a post-modern view of race and equality. Mom: Telecasted on CBS, Christy, a newly-sober single mother, attempts to pull her life together by trying to stay away from alcohol, raising her children with good values and forgiving her estranged mother, Bonnie. Modern Family: Claire Dunphy’s neurotic parenting style – balanced out by her goofy husband Phil – is one of the funniest parts of Modern Family, as viewers watch the couple’s three children transition from adolescence to young adults. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMom & co.: It is an Indian web show which takes it audience to the journey of transforming mother-son relationship as they start their own tiffin service company – Aai’s Kitchen. We are sure your moms will love this show and might get inspired to do something new in their life. So, get ready to have a great day with mom, few good shows, soft drinks and pop corns. Who knows this might become the most memorable mother’s day for your mom.last_img read more

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