Navratri 2017: What Vegetables to Eat and What to Avoid While Fasting

Navratri festivities have begun and devotees of Goddess Durga have commenced the nine-day Navratri fasting ritual. Devotees may observe a fast for all the nine days or choose to keep it in pairs- either on the first and the last day or last two days. There are certain fasting dos and don’ts that people are required to follow when it comes your daily diet. For instance, you can include vrat ingredients like sama ke chawal, singhare ka atta, kuttu ka atta, fruits and some vegetables in your diet during fasting. However, a lot of us may…

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India replaces China as top retail destination in 2017: Study

India has replaced China as the numero uno retail destination in 2017 as part of the global retail development index, according to industry experts. “India has replaced China this year as the top retail destination as part of the study on global retail development index,” AT Kearney partner Subhendu Roy said on the concluding day of the two-day India Retail Forum 2017. The change in ranking was an outcome of four factors including increased consumer spending, beyond essentials, rising mobile and internet penetration, favourable foreign investment climate and bold action…

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SBI Life IPO subscribed 9% on Day 1

The initial share sale offer of SBI Life Insurance Company was subscribed 9% on the first day of the three-day bidding on Wednesday, stock exchanges data showed. The Rs 8,400 crore initial public offer (IPO) received bids for 83,67,555 shares against the total issue size of 8,82,00,000 shares, data available with the NSE showed. The category reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) was subscribed 6%, non-institutional investors 1% and retail investors 16%. The IPO received over 1.6 lakh applications on the first day, investment banking sources said. SBI Life Insurance…

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Will support startups with passionate founders: Ratan Tata

Tata group chairman emeritus Ratan Tata, a serial start-up investor, said on Wednesday that he will support startups that have founders who have passion to build sustainable company rather than scaling it up just to sell it. Tata has been investing in startups in India and abroad. Some of these firms include Snapdeal, Urban Ladder, CarDekho, Xiaomi, Ola, DogSpot.in, CashKaro, FirstCry and Teabox. “A founder who has a passion to stay with something and build it into a sustainable company is somebody I tend to support,” he said in an…

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Stuck in a 9-5 desk job? Beware, as sitting for too long can cancel out benefits of exercise

No matter how much you exercise, you definitely need to take a ‘movement break’ every half an hour. According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death. There’s a direct relationship between time spent sitting and your risk of early mortality of any cause, researchers said, based on a study of nearly 8,000 adults. As your total sitting time increases, so does your risk of an early death. The positive news: People who sat for…

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Guys! Here’s your body grooming guide that you’ve been waiting for

Marco Asensio, the young Spanish footballer, who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid, is a rising football star. Recently, he has been making headlines for his stunning match day performances in Spanish La Liga (Spanish Football League). However, few days back he was making headlines. But this time it was for non-footballing reasons. Asensio missed a match because of a pimple on his leg. The pimple was so bad that it prevented him from pulling up his socks. If you think this is bizarre then wait till you hear…

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