With humans living longer, experts estimate that the number of elderly people per 10 working-age people will nearly triple from 20 to 58, by 2050. Many Governments are, hence, incentivising people to have more babies.
They may not have glossy kitchens or expensive equipment, but these elderly chefs have captured the hearts of millions through their viral village recipes.
While we all know that fruits, vegetables, legumes and nutrient-rich food are good for us, we often do not realise how certain food combinations can up the nutrition quotient. Known as nutrient pairing, consuming certain food items together increases the bioavailability of certain nutrients and our body is better able to absorb and process the vitamins and minerals present in food.While how we eat our food is important, what is also equally vital is the way in which our body absorbs the nutrients in it. In the process of cooking and digestion, a lot of the nutrients get lost, or can’t be digested by the body. When paired together, these food items are a whole lot healthier and tastier than when eaten alone.We take a look at food pairings that help increase the nutritional content of the dish.
While 76 per cent of couples will be going ahead with their weddings on their chosen date, the big-fat Indian wedding is getting a makeover to a leaner, safer and smarter version.
Dr Raghuraj Hegde, an ophthalmic plastic surgeon, recently tweeted about how a patient had been bleeding profusely on the operating table, despite not being on any blood thinners. The situation, though not life-threatening, meant that what would otherwise have been a routine 45-minute procedure, lasted two-three hours.Blood tests conducted prior to the operation had also not revealed any problems. However, after the surgery, the patient told him that he had been taking a concoction of ginger, garlic, turmeric and asafoetida thrice daily.While the pandemic has helped increase awareness on the need to add immunity-boosting herbs and spices to our diet, it has also led to situations where, out of sheer fear and panic, people have resorted to excessive consumption of kadhas, supplements and dietary additions. While herbs and spices are known to have medicinal properties, excessive intake can prove toxic and potentially dangerous.We take a look at the side effects that excessive intake of various spices and herbs can cause.
Digital nomads, entrepreneurs and remote workers are looking at interesting co-working and co-living spaces which allow them to live and work, from an environment other than their homes or offices.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggests that if women’s participation in the workforce were to increase to the same level as men’s, the country’s GDP could be boosted by 27 per cent.
A United Nation’s report states that the last two decades have seen a near doubling of natural disasters, and climate change is largely to blame for these. As per the report, political and business leaders are failing in their job of ensuring that the earth does not turn into an ‘uninhabitable hell.’According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), 7,348 major disasters have taken place between 2000 and 2019. This has caused huge losses in lives, livelihoods and the economy. A total of 1.23 million lives have been lost while 4.2 billion people have been affected. These disasters have caused the economy USD 2.97 trillion.The list of the top 10 most vulnerable countries in the world, threatened by climate change, sees a mix of high income, middle income and low-income countries, confirming the fact that extreme weather conditions affect all. However, the impact of these extreme weather conditions brought out by climate change is felt the most in low-income countries, which may not have the capacity to withstand the wreckage brought out by them.We take a look at 10 countries that are threatened by climate change. Source: Global Climate Risk Index 2020
Six startups have bucked the trend to become unicorns this year. Out of these, four turned unicorns right in the middle of the pandemic. India is on track to have atleast eight unicorns by end 2020.
Most Indians eat an unhealthy diet, consuming lower than recommended levels of pulses, legumes, milk, nuts and vegetables and higher than recommended levels of cereals and millets.
Sporting organisations have been looking to recreate some of the lost magic in the matches through piped noise, virtual fans and audience cutouts.
A study conducted by the Indian Psychiatrist Association found that mental illness had increased by 20 per cent in India, since the lockdown.
Imagine working in your beachwear, sipping a pina colada and living amidst the deep blue skies and golden sands. Sounds difficult considering the lockdown and pandemic we are in right now. But that is exactly what a handful of countries are offering – a chance to escape the drudgery of working from home and a change of scenery and country. And peripatetic workers are planning to make the most of it.While the virus has changed the way people work and travel and tourism taking a hit across the world, it has also opened new opportunities that countries and businesses are looking to tap. Hotels are offering workations, staycations and even schoolcations, co-working spaces are opening up at exotic locations and Governments are reaching out to potential digital nomads and entrepreneurs to set up their work bases in the country.Enter digital nomad visas - aimed at legalising the state of digital nomads, freelancers or travelling professionals in a particular country. They allow for longer stays and are often easier to obtain than work or residency visas. In return, most of these countries require people to prove that they are working with a company listed outside of the country so that they are not seen as taking jobs away from locals.Here are some countries you can look at which offer remote visa options:
With the Netherlands set to hold a referendum on legalising weed this month, and with many Bollywood actors getting caught in a deep drug case, the debate over the legalisation of marijuana is gaining ground.
The campaign #womenhavelegs, launched by actor Rima Kallingal, an outspoken critic of the patriarchy that is ingrained in the Malayalam film industry, has triggered a viral movement with actors posting their own pictures in protest of the constant sexualisation of a women’s body.
With COVID-19 figures rising, and organisations racing against time to develop safe and effective vaccine, the question of who gets priority over the vaccine, remains a contentious one.
With most offices continuing with remote work setups, both organisations and employees are coming to terms with what may be the new normal in a COVID, and, most probably, a post-COVID future - a possibility of working from home for the rest of the year, or even permanently, as jobs go remote.
With Parliament set to sit for the Monsoon Sessions from today, MPs have called the suspension of the Question Hour as robbing them of their rights.
Out of 159 million children aged below 6 years in India, 21 per cent are undernourished, 36 per cent are underweight, and 38 per cent do not receive full immunisation. A look at the state of the young child in India.
In Ayurveda, September is also the month that sees the end of the rainy season (Varsha) and the beginning of Autumn (Sharad). The pandemic and the constant worry of falling ill, has taught us the importance of eating right and taking care of our bodies. This is why an Ayurvedic diet - one that follows the principles of Ayurveda and of balancing the body and mind, is useful in maintaining good health.
As per data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, India has recorded a GDP drop of 23.9 per cent, in the period April-June 2020. This is the worst contraction since India started reporting GDP data in 1996.This has been corroborated by a graph that the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) chief economist, Gita Gopinath posted on Twitter, which shows that India saw the sharpest contraction among the G-20 nations.India also saw one of the world’s strictest lockdown imposed in March, which has been extended multiple times since then. These have stalled economic activity and have led to the country’s economy being in the doldrums.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had earlier said that such a contraction is the result of an Act of God, inviting much trolling both from outside and within the party. India’s chief economic advisor, K Subramanian, however, has said that the contraction is along expected lines and that the worst is behind us.While India is amongst the worst affected countries in the world both economically and in terms of COVID-19 cases, a number of other countries have also seen their economies plunging into recession after successive contractions. China, on the other hand, reported 3.2 per cent growth.We take a look at 10countries that have seen their economies spiral downwards.
* With months dragging on, and life proceeding in the new normal, it becomes difficult to be grateful for anything around us. * A daily dose of Vitamin G is what we need to survive the challenges in the world around us.
From a time when accessing the Internet was a costly affair to today, where we have the world on our fingertips, it has been 25 years of Internet in India.
With the world slowly limping back to business, countries have either reopened their schools or are mulling to do so, with varying degrees of success.