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Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

The enthusiasm with which Napier and participants embraces the annual Art Deco Festival has to be seen to be, perhaps not believed, but appreciated. As someone who has heard about it, experiencing aspects of the Art Deco week has brought home to me its uniqueness. Which really, is only a reflection of how unique the [...]

February 18, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

Budget 2019: Real estate industry expects better affordability for buyers and reduced costs for developers

Budget 2019: Real estate industry expects better affordability for buyers and reduced costs for developers

From the upcoming interim budget, real estate sector stakeholders will be looking forward to measures that will boost demand and lower costs for developers. Expansion of the income tax deductions available to home buyers can incentivize first time buyers and support demand growth. The deduction available on interest paid on loans taken for acquisition of [...]

January 16, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Budget 2019: Real estate industry expects better affordability for buyers and reduced costs for developers

Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

  Mumbai: Mumbai’s Art Deco buildings, believed to be the world’s second largest collection after Miami, were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List on Saturday alongside the city’s better-known Victorian Gothic architecture. A not-for-profit team of enthusiasts are in the process of documenting every single one but they estimate there may be more than 200 across [...]

January 2, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List The majority of these buildings were built on reclaimed land between the early 1930s and early 1950s and are clustered together in the southern part of the city. Mumbai | Agence France-Presse | Updated: June 30, 2018 15:43 IST  Share EMAIL PRINT 2COMMENTS The [...]

December 17, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site It was a euphoric day for Mumbai on Saturday. Fourteen years after the idea was first mooted, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) finally declared the city’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles, straddling two heritage precincts of Fort and [...]

December 10, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

Cramer’s game plan: Between the Fed, China and Apple, get ready for more volatility

Cramer’s game plan: Between the Fed, China and Apple, get ready for more volatility

Between Fed, China and Apple, get ready for more volatility   7:09 PM ET Fri, 7 Dec 2018 | 00:59 Investors should prepare themselves for more stock market swings as a host of “difficult crosscurrents” weigh on equities, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday as stocks traded lower. “Now that the S&P 500 has gone negative for [...]

December 9, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Cramer’s game plan: Between the Fed, China and Apple, get ready for more volatility

Ford and Walmart collaborate to design automated-vehicle delivery

Ford and Walmart collaborate to design automated-vehicle delivery

Ford Motor, Walmart, and delivery service Postmates will collaborate to design a service for delivering groceries and other goods to Walmart customers that could someday use autonomous vehicles, the companies said on Wednesday. The project is the latest to grow out of Ford’s broader effort to develop businesses that could use automated delivery vehicles. Ford [...]

December 5, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Ford and Walmart collaborate to design automated-vehicle delivery

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved mobile fertility app Natural Cycles as a method of contraception. While Natural Cycles was certified in Europe last year, this is the first time the U.S. has allowed a mobile app to advertise itself as a medical device that prevents pregnancy. In doing so, the FDA created a new category [...]

October 14, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

Eat all your meals within 10 hours for weight loss and good health

Eat all your meals within 10 hours for weight loss and good health

Following a simple lifestyle, such as eating all food within 10 hours, can restore balance, help to lose weight, stave off metabolic disease and maintain health, suggests a study led by one of an Indian-origin. The study, conducted over mice, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals’ 24-hour rhythms of activity and [...]

September 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat all your meals within 10 hours for weight loss and good health

Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance

Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance

Mindfulness — a meditative practice that focusses on paying attention to the present moment — can increase person’s tolerance to pain, a study has found. Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the US analysed data obtained from a study published in 2015 that compared mindfulness meditation to placebo analgesia. They sought to determine [...]

September 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance

Stay calm, sweet dreams and good sleep are all about peace of mind

Stay calm, sweet dreams and good sleep are all about peace of mind

Turns out, a peaceful mind can foster happier dreams. It has long been assumed that the content of dreams can tell us something about a person’s well-being. However, so far, dream researchers have mostly studied the dreams of people suffering from various disorders and we know very little about the positive side. Well-being researchers, on [...]

August 27, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay calm, sweet dreams and good sleep are all about peace of mind

Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

Turns out, the consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reach well beyond patients’ physical health, souring social relationships, and leading some healthcare providers (HCP) to distance themselves from affected patients. HAIs are infections that patients get while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions, and many HAIs are preventable. Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University conducted a [...]

August 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’