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Indian-Canadian girl shares mother's food note on Twitter Indian-Canadian girl shares mother's food note on Twitter

 

Ottawa, An Indian-Canadian girl shared on Twitter a detailed note left by her mother, explaining everything that was made for her from "chutneys" to "saag" and "kabuli chana" and where exactly they were left packed in the fridge, gathering emotional reactions from Indians living abroad.

Vancouver-based Shruti Naik's tweet along with the image of the note, said: "Mom returned to india today and she left this on my fridge," the American Bazaar reported on Tuesday.

Digital media linked to depression in young adults Digital media linked to depression in young adults



New York, Increased use of digital media may be partly responsible for the growth in the percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders in the US over the past decade, suggests new research.

"More US adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological distress, major depression or suicidal thoughts, and more attempted suicide," said lead study author Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University in the US.

UN chief calls for more efforts to fight climate change UN chief calls for more efforts to fight climate change

 

Addis Ababa, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres here on Saturday called for more coordinated efforts to fight climate change.

"The international community needs more political will to undertake climate change mitigation, adaptation and climate finance activities," Guterres was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Screen time ahead of bedtime sabotages sleep Screen time ahead of bedtime sabotages sleep



London, Using mobile phones or watching TV in a dark bedroom just ahead of bedtime can sabotage your sleep more than when used in a well lit room or not using them at all, researchers say.

"While previous research has shown a link between screen use and the quality and length of young people's sleep, ours is the first study to show how room lighting can further influence this," said lead author Michael Mireku from the University of Lincoln in the UK.

Women receive 2 abusive tweets every minute: Amnesty International Women receive 2 abusive tweets every minute: Amnesty International


San Francisco, On an average, women receive an abusive or problematic tweet every 30 seconds, reveals an Amnesty International study on Tuesday that buttresses Twitter's reputation as a "toxic" platform for women, especially for politicians and journalists.

Women of colour, (Black, Asian, Latinx and mixed-race women) were 34 per cent more likely to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets than White women, showed the findings.

Miss Universe 2018: Philippines bags crown, India fails to make it to Top 20 Miss Universe 2018: Philippines bags crown, India fails to make it to Top 20

 

Bangkok, India's Nehal Chudasama failed to make it to the Top 20 of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, where Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines pipped 93 contestants from around the world to emerge the winner -- as chosen by an all-women jury.

India had pinned high hopes on Nehal, 22, to end a long drought for the country at the pageant as Lara Dutta had last brought back the crown in 2000.

Climate change will widen inequality gap in India: Report Climate change will widen inequality gap in India: Report



New Delhi, Climate change will widen the inequality gap in India. People exposed to natural hazards in low income regions are seven times more likely to die, and six times more likely to be injured or displaced, compared to equivalent populations in high income regions, a report said on Friday.

Women fast for love, not tradition on Karwa Chauth: Survey Women fast for love, not tradition on Karwa Chauth: Survey

 

New Delhi, A majority of Indian women in a sample survey said they fast during Karwa Chauth as an expression of love, and not because of tradition or societal pressure.

The survey was conducted among 7,533 responses from Indian men (42 per cent) and women (58 per cent) aged 21 to 50 years, by matchmaking service Shaadi.com, to understand the perspective of men and women on the fasting ritual of Karwa Chauth, read a statement.

How to decorate home's spiritual corner How to decorate home's spiritual corner

 

New Delhi, As increasing attention is being paid to decorating each corner of one's house differently, it's worth taking special interest in decorating your home's spiritual corner.

With Diwali round the corner, decorate the area with lightings, flowers, and fascinating diyas as well as colourful rangolis. To keep the room pleasing and vibrant enough, Subhash Gupta, Vastu expert, and Kuntal Vyas, Founder, Resaiki list down tips to decorate pooja room this festive season:

Facebook now has a War Room to fight election interference Facebook now has a War Room to fight election interference



San Francisco, In line with its efforts to prevent misuse of its platform during elections, Facebook has set up a War Room to reduce the spread of potentially harmful content.

Facebook faced flak for not doing enough to prevent spread of misinformation by Russia-linked accounts during the 2016 US presidential election. The social networking giant has rolled out several initiatives to fight fake news and bring more transparency and accountability in its advertising since then.

Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day


Beijing, More than one-third of Chinese do not have their breakfast every day due to limited time in the morning, according to a survey.

Some 11 per cent of respondents reported skipping breakfast often, according to the report by the Chinese Nutrition Society.

Prime focus on red light areas: Swati Maliwal on her 2nd term Prime focus on red light areas: Swati Maliwal on her 2nd term

 

New Delhi, Improving living condition of sex workers in red light areas like GB Road, providing them better rehabilitation facilities and putting an end to the sex racket and human trafficking in the area will be the prime focus of DCW for next three years, said re-appointed panel chief Swati Maliwal.

"DCW had started a major movement in abolishing the flesh trade in GB Road three years ago and this will continue to remain our focus. The circumstances under which the women are living in the brothels is extremely bad," she told media here on Tuesday.

Miss Deaf Asia wants to go to Italy, walk at world fashion show Miss Deaf Asia wants to go to Italy, walk at world fashion show


New Delhi, Deshna Jain, a 20-year-old girl from Tikamgarh who has become Miss Deaf Asia and the third runner-up of Miss Deaf International held in Taiwan, says that the platform has given her a new boost and she now wants to go to Italy and participate in fashion shows globally.

Six fresh faces to walk at Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2018 Six fresh faces to walk at Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2018



Mumbai, It will be a dream come true for six aspring models when they walk for the first time at Winter/Festive 2018 edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) 2018 August 22-26 at the St. Regis hotel here.

LFW held the model hunt for the upcoming season on Thursday and a special panel of industry experts chose the six winners, a statement said.