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November 28, 2017
New Year Countdown: The ultimate 5-week fitness challenge
This workout routine will help you shed those extra kilos before the New Year.

November 27, 2017
Is your smartphone stealing from you?
Sleep, brain power and all the things that your gadget may be taking from you.

Mumbai: Maximum city, minimum space
Is Mumbai done with shared lives and overshared living spaces?

Gym Rats, please read this!
Taking up heavy exercise without being conditioned for it may expose one to risks like rhabdo.

November 26, 2017
The incredible boxing grannies!
Speaking of #LifeGoals...

Will urban Indians ever be ready to cycle to work?
Public bicycle-sharing systems are entering this untapped market.

November 25, 2017
Shhhh, this is the secret to a better memory
You can actually sweat your way to a better memory.

November 24, 2017
Using Facebook too much? Then you must be a greedy person
Materialistic people spend more time on social media says study.

Delhi is where the heart is
You can return to Delhi even after 25 years and find that friends treat you as if you had never left, says Rahul Jacob.

November 23, 2017
Bharti Singh's wedding invite is not for the faint-hearted
Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa found an unusual way to announce their wedding!

Guys, even Elon Musk has girl trouble!
The Tesla founder is looking for love.

The ultimate yoga routine for your next flight journey
Ease out body stiffness with these asanas when you travel.

November 22, 2017
Did you know? It is weak to let your wife keep her surname!
People perceive a husband to have less power in the relationship, when his wife chooses not to adopt the man's surname after marriage.

Why the world is talking about Padma Lakshmi's photo
We bet it's not why you imagine.

November 21, 2017
How to get that Miss World body in 15 days
The nutritionist behind Manushi Chhillar's fitness reveals the trick.

Sexual harassment can increase risk of eating disorders
Men in the military are 10 times more likely to experience sexual harassment than civilian peers, says study.

November 20, 2017
Moms, this is how you can bond with your daughters
Short walk in parks may help mothers, daughters bond says study.

Heard about the mysterious new pleasure spot?
Could this be the new G-spot?

Confessions of a vegetarian of sorts
'When you are a vegetarian who isn't terribly fond of cottage cheese, choices become somewhat limited, but I have never understood why everyone also conspires to gang up against the vegetable eater?' asks Kishore Singh.

Spinach, wine can reduce the risk of dementia

November 17, 2017
Grow a beard, get the girl. It could be that simple!
Turns out women are more attracted to men with facial hair.

<i>New Girl</i> star Zooey has celiac disease. You could have it too!
Millions of Indians have it, but go undiagnosed and suffer!

November 16, 2017
Health warning: The shape of your penis may be linked to cancer
Curve in penis may be indication of cancer says study.

How to be a super hot dad like Jason Momoa
Not Khal Drogo or Aquaman, the star wants to be remembered as a 'great father'.

November 15, 2017
Rowan Atkinson to become dad at 62
Whoever said that age can affect fertility, needs to think again!

Is your heart strong enough for sex?
1 in 100 men and 1 in 1,000 women experience sudden cardiac arrest during sexual activity.

Indian women outlive men, shows study

12 cosplays reveal their secret identities
12 cosplayers reveal what they do when they are not in their costumes.

November 14, 2017
Rediff readers share cute pix of their children
These 10 pics prove that it's fun to be a child.

Halle Berry controlled her diabetes, so can you!
Fighting with diabetes? Staying active is what you need.

Too hot to handle: A fierce, desi Lara Croft!
This desi Lara Croft swooped into Mumbai for Comic Con and had us floored!

Now, you can really eat breakfast at Tiffany's!
For everyone who loved the movie <em>Breakfast at Tiffany's</em>, here's some wonderful news!

November 13, 2017
The hidden danger in sex toys
Your intimate sessions could be recorded!

5 seeds that can help you lose weight easily

November 10, 2017
Is it dangerous to record sex with your partner? Vote now!
Take the poll and let us know.

Obesity problems? Blame it on poor dental health

November 09, 2017
How to ace the Girlfriend Test
'We're hoping to ace the girlfriend test,' says Kishore Singh.

November 08, 2017
Demonetisation poll: Have you gone cashless?
Take the poll and let us know!

In Pix: The love story India can't get over
Milind Soman put up pics with his 18-year-old girlfriend and Twitter went berserk.

Delhi smog: How to save yourself
Smog can be a killer.

It's true! Gymming with a buddy lowers stress by 26%
Gym addicts, it's time you stopped working out solo!

November 07, 2017
Share your cute and funny childhood pics and we'll publish it
We're asking you to share your cute childhood pics with us!

Gosh! I've discovered online shopping :)
'If you're going to tell me what a lame fossil I am, save it,' says Mitali Saran.

3 ways to stop overeating after your workout
These tips will help you avoid piling on the calories post a satisfying workout!

November 06, 2017
Why just saying 'I love you' is not enough?
It is small non-romantic gestures that make people feel more loved says a study.

Adults can now learn about sex from 'pleasure professionals'!
Where porn meets sex education.

Terrible eating habits you must avoid
These tips will help you get rid of unhealthy eating habits.

November 05, 2017
Why winter is the best season for romance
Did you know this surprising romantic fact about winter?

November 04, 2017
The Tyranny of Parents
'Whether she pursued academics or art, there was one sort of tyranny she'd probably never escape -- her father's,' says Geetanjali Krishna.

Ever celebrated a Virtual Diwali?
'I sat in the grass with avatars or 3D digital bodies controlled by others, reminiscing about phuljharis and chakhris, gazing up at fireworks programmed earlier in the day,' says Ashish Sharma.

Here's the secret to having a super sharp memory
The answer has something to do with lasting friendships.

November 03, 2017
Is it ok to have a favourite child?
Maybe not! A study found out that younger siblings get more affected by favouritism.

November 02, 2017
Here's how you can get 20% more sex
Looks like there's no smoke without fire!

Meet Karan Sidhu, the first Indian to get his eyeballs tattooed
There was a 50% chance that Karan Sidhu would lose his vision!

November 01, 2017
Awww! Adorable pics of Aishwarya and Aaradhya
These pics prove why we adore Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as a mother.

Can men have multiple orgasms?
Turns out, multiple orgasms aren't exclusive to women.

Life lessons from the Mahabharata
Want to know how can the Mahabharata help you succeed in life? Read on!

October 31, 2017
#MeToo: Indian men don't see sexism as a huge problem
'I see liberal men shocked at the flood of #MeToo on their timelines, men who rail against these terrible things, but who haven't had the slightest idea how many of their friends and family have suffered under their noses, nor how much,' says Mitali Saran.

Love in the age of Tinder: Are dating apps safe?
All you need to know to stay safe while having fun.

October 30, 2017
Want to get more likes on Facebook? Stop doing this!
Avoid doing these things that make people dislike you immediately.

October 29, 2017
World Stroke Day: How to recognise symptoms and act quickly
When it comes to strokes, 'Time is brain,' and the quicker you get medical attention, the better.

October 28, 2017
Stop using the Internet for self-diagnosis right now!

October 27, 2017
A super effective way to say goodbye to belly fat
A handful of ajwain seeds could work wonders.

Daydreaming at work? It means you're smart
The more you daydream, the more creative you are.

October 26, 2017
Instagrammable, but unpalatable
'Sarla's gym look, Anita's weight loss, Praneeta's permed and Kavita's oiled hair, Anisha's baby shower, the Kohlis' marriage registration, Rajat's car's bent fender, Akshay's new shoes, Malti's soup-du-jour, we're bombarded with useless trivia through the day,' sighs Kishore Singh.

October 25, 2017
Yes, you can do it! Tips to fight osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is about brittle bones and can be tackled with regular exercise and a healthy diet.

CelebInspiration: Get back in shape post Diwali
This is all the inspiration you need to get back to you fitness routine post Diwali!

October 23, 2017
10 lies married couples MUST tell each other
Author Kainaz Jussawalla shares 12 lies you must tell your better half without feeling guilty.

Let breast cancer not destroy dreams of motherhood
Here's what you need to know about onco-fertility.

This is the sexiest way to burn calories!
Want to shed the calories you gained during the festive season? One glass of bottle gourd juice is all you need!

October 21, 2017
What's worse? Stress or junk food
According to a study, stress is as unhealthy as junk food.

October 20, 2017
Have you binged this Diwali?
Sunita Roy Chowdhury lets you know how you can stay healthy this festive season.

October 19, 2017
#FestiveBinge: How to enjoy a guilt-free Diwali
It is difficult to resist temptation with all the food around you. But these tips will help you enjoy a guilt-free Diwali.

October 18, 2017
How to avoid 'death by sugar' this Diwali
Ditch sweets that are high on calories and opt for baked options instead.

October 17, 2017
Is your child a victim of bullying? Read this!
Once you know our child is being bullied, the natural question that arises is, how can you as parents stop it.

Not getting enough vitamin D? Try this!
Fortunately, there are some key food sources of vitamin D.

October 16, 2017
Why is everyone talking about #MeToo?
Thousands of women are sharing their personal stories using the #MeToo hashtag.

How a Bangalore doctor became an Internet sensation
She is a woman who loves lifting weights and adores her muscles!

Is cheating your partner good for your relationship?
A new theory suggests that having an affair might put the spark back in your marriage.

Want to wear a <em>dhoti</em>?
Wearing a dhoti isn't something you can learn with some sleight of hand, says Kishore Singh.

October 15, 2017
Cara Delevingne's battle with depression will inspire you
The model has finally spoken out about the depression and alienation she suffered in her teenage years.

October 14, 2017
How to keep your knee joints healthy
Living a sedentary life can create havoc to your knee joints. Follow these easy tips to keep knee pain at bay.

October 13, 2017
Meet Priyanka Chopra's #GirlHero
wife and business partner.

October 12, 2017
Husbands, it is normal to sleep in separate beds!
It's unconventional but it also gives both partners space.

The fitness trainer who makes lifting weights look SEXY
Fitness instructor Swetha Subbiah's Instagram pics are all the motivation you need on a lousy Wednesday.

This is why you can't lose weight
Women who snack at work consume 100,000 extra calories each year.

October 11, 2017
Unbelievable! 31% of Mumbai's workforce suffers stress
Over 60 per cent working professionals in Tier 1 cities are stressed says study.

October 10, 2017
Do you know how dangerous your smartphone is?
Are you an innocent smartphone user in a perilous online world, asks Geetanjali Krishna.

October 09, 2017
Using a phone on the toilet is a very BAD idea!
Apart from being disgusting, it can make you seriously ill!

Myth busted: Sweating doesn't burn calories
It only means that you have lost more fluid through sweat.

October 08, 2017
9 reasons why you're overeating and how to stop doing it!
Follow these simple tips to lead a healthy life.

October 06, 2017
No kidding! You can look as gorgeous as her at 69
Yes, it's possible. All you need to dedicate is 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis.

VIDEO: Sona Mohapatra's jugalbandi is not for the faint-hearted!
You don't need a better excuse to end the week on a high note!

October 04, 2017
Myth busted! Mothers favour daughters over sons

Feeling bloated? Try these yoga poses
7 asanas to help you deal with festive bloating.

October 03, 2017
10 must-know rules for an unforgettable one-night stand
Here is your ultimate guide to a happy one-night stand.

Need a stent for your heart?
Viveka Kumar lists the factors you need to keep in mind.

Revealed! The love hormone that makes men so irresistible
A team of researchers has recently discovered a love hormone, oxytocin, which triggers men to feel friendly and social.

October 02, 2017
The daughter of a 'monied' father
Keya Sarkar outlines some of the challenges faced by a low-income father determined to educate his daughter.

October 01, 2017
Why a TV in the bedroom is BAD for your child
Parents, take note!

September 28, 2017
Beware! Your 'office' coffee mug can make you sick
Even your well-cleaned coffee mug may up risk of diarrhoea, vomiting!

September 27, 2017
What is fibromyalgia, the chronic illness that Lady Gaga is suffering from?
The singer's health struggles have come to light in a recent Netflix documentary trailer.

September 26, 2017
Danger! Woman almost loses life after liposuction
Ladies, you may want to rethink going under the knife as according to a recent study.

English Quiz: Can you unscramble these words?
Vinod Shankar creates an English language challenge for fellow Rediff readers. Are you ready to play?

Not about looks: Here's what makes men more attractive to women
It's simple really.

September 25, 2017
Why obese men have lower sperm counts
The results of this study might just shock you!

Breezing: The new dating trend that's giving us hope
We can thank Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan for this!

Are you a 'helicopter' parent?
Here's how you may actually be harming your child!

September 23, 2017
Tips for diabetics who plan to fast during Navratri
Follow these tips if you want to control your diabetes during Navratri.

September 22, 2017
How to keep your woman happy in bed
Turns out, women have more diverse preferences related to sexual pleasure than believed.

Why you shouldn't give your kid too many toys!
Here's why you need to think twice before spending too much money on your kids.

How does a master chef stay in shape?
Chef Pankaj Bhadouria's fitness tips.

September 21, 2017
VOTE: Does India overreact to Sunny Leone's condom ads?
First Goa, now Gujarat!

'Mumma, why is it that boys stand and pee?'
What does one do when their children ask that 'dreadful' question?

Don't let breast cancer get the better of you
Breast cancer can't be prevented, but some steps can be taken to help detect it early, when the cancer cells are small and haven't spread.

Do your social media posts reflect moods or illness?
Is what you post online who you really are?

September 20, 2017
iPhone or porn: What will you choose?
Believe it or not iPhone X launch reduced porn traffic!

Even Ileana D'Cruz has it! What exactly is body dysmorphic disorder?
Everything you need to know about the disease that led the actress to suicidal thoughts.

September 19, 2017
What is Lupus, the disease Selena Gomez has?
Here's all you need to know about Lupus, the autoimmune disease that the singer is fighting.

Dear men, don't try these dangerous sex positions
According to the study, the biggest offender was doggy style, which causes 41 per cent of penile fractures!

The inspiring story of a royal who will step down for love
Princess Mako's love story will make you believe in the power of love.

Now, an app to help you face whatever life throws at you
Shameen Alauddin finds out more about Touchkin which has raised $1.3 million to develop an artificial intelligence coach for your behavioural and mental health.

September 16, 2017
Headache? Lack of concentration? Start exercising!
>Exercising several times a week (for 30 to 60 minutes) may sharpen reasoning and learning skills.

September 15, 2017
How easy sex is making men stay away from marriage
With porn on-demand and greater reproductive freedom, sex is a commodity available at any time.

'Bol Na Aunty Aau Kya': Is this what freedom of expression means?
Why youth gathering to chant this misogynistic rap song is the WORST idea ever!

September 14, 2017
After having a baby, we drifted apart!
Does a baby save a marriage that is falling apart? Not really, discovers this writer.

September 13, 2017
PICS: How fans celebrated Jane Austen's legacy in England
People dressed up in period costumes to show their love for the noted author on her 200th death anniversary.

#FatToFit: Hrithik's sister lost 60 kg, but is that the best way for you?
Everyone's talking about Sunaina Roshan's weight loss through Bariatric surgery, but here's what you really need to know.

September 12, 2017
Help! My child is a picky eater

Jennifer Aniston's workout routine: It's simple and sensible
The Friends star is still among the highest paid actresses & the most beautiful women in the world!

The mega rich Indian girl you have never heard of
Shrishti Mishra was 'presented' to London society at Queen Charlotte's Ball. And yes, it's still 2017.

When 3 generations live together
'It has meant adapting to each other and conceding differing points of view on how a house should be run,' says Kishore Singh.

September 11, 2017
What your heart does not like!
Get rid of these bad habits, says Upendra Kaul.

What's adoption got to do with skin colour?
Skin colour looms grimly over adoptions, keeping babies and would-be parents away from each other.

September 10, 2017
One pill to ward off diabetes AND heart disease?
It could soon be reality!

September 09, 2017
World Suicide Day: Let them know you are there
Compassion and concern from family and friends can help prevent the suicide of a loved one.

Just like Akshay Kumar: How to be fit at 30, 40 and 50
Yes, you can still eat parathas and desserts! This and more of Akshay Kumar's fitness secrets.

September 08, 2017
Bringing down Blue Whale won't be easy
'Its 'curators' invite you through peer-to-peer networks (social media sites), and peer-to-peer networks mean there's no centralised authority to destroy,' says Ashish Sharma.

September 07, 2017
Is Rani Mukerji on a yo-yo diet?
The actor may have given many new mums fitness goals, but has her weight gain spiraled back again, questions Zofeen Maqsood.

September 05, 2017
Must Read! Is Instagram turning into a shamer's paradise?
Are people using the photo-sharing app to lash out all their anger and hatred in the form of lewd and filth-loaded comments?

Have a sweet tooth? Don't worry
Here are some healthy alternatives.

September 04, 2017
INVITE: Share pics with your favourite teacher

Pics: The great Onam Sadhya and a lovely pookalam

Want to protect your child from the Blue Whale Challenge? Read this!

After the Onam Sadhya binge...
Fat to fit! Effective ways to lose that Maha Belly :).

How are you celebrating Onam? Share your pics
Share your photos and tell us how you are enjoying the festival.

September 02, 2017
Knee pain? Don't ignore the symptoms
It is important to diagnose the problem early and identify solutions, says Dr Yash Gulati.

How exactly does yoga help?
A new research team has investigated how exactly the practice of yoga and meditation impact mind-body health.

September 01, 2017
Have you tasted this Indian whiskey?
The Eclipse, with its vanilla and fruity palette, is easy to drink on the rocks, says Ritika Kochhar.

Not getting enough sleep? Try this herb

August 30, 2017
Why my Ganpati is about giving!
Eighteen-year-old Dhruv Chincholikar and his family have a wonderful way of celebrating Ganeshotsav.

To breakup or not to breakup: How to decide?
Most research on breakups has been predictive -- trying to predict if a couple stays together or not. But we don't know much about the decision process. Researchers are now trying to change that.

August 29, 2017
How to eat 8,000 calories a day & stay this sexy
The ridiculously hot Padma Lakshmi spills her secret.

Must Read: A mother's ADORABLE letter to her tomboy daughter
Singer Pink wrote this heartwarming speech for her little girl.Read it here!

August 28, 2017
Your beauty parlour could make you sick!
If a person has a weak immune system or pre-existing conditions like diabetes and psoriasis, it is advisable to stay away from beauty parlours, says Manav Wadhawan.

August 26, 2017
Trend alert: Are you a weekend warrior?
High-income individuals are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines over the brief 2-day period, and remain behind their desks for the rest of the week.

August 25, 2017
Wedding in Jaipur? So b-o-r-i-n-g!
'My wife and I have wiped out our savings booking tickets to places we've been invited for the nuptials of everyone from friends' children to those of acquaintances,' says Kishore Singh.

August 24, 2017
Meet Priyanka's gym buddy
Personal trainers Austin Cagley and Bree Banks inspire PeeCee to go beast mode in the gym.

August 23, 2017
Word Quiz: Let's scramble!
Word of caution: It is not as simple as you think.

August 17, 2017
Why any job IS NOT better than no job!
Researchers suggest a poor quality job may be worse for your health than no job.

August 16, 2017
OG of #FreeTheNipple? Bring it on, says Jennifer Aniston!
Jennifer Aniston: 2. Body Shamers: 0.

August 14, 2017
5 signs that your lover is planning to cheat
Is your gut telling you something?

August 11, 2017
How to bond emotionally with a loved one
These nine tips will go a long way in keeping relationships healthy within the family.

August 10, 2017
#BlueWhaleChallenge: Parents, it's time to wake up
While Indian lawmakers have called for a ban on the Blue Whale Challenge, psychiatrist Dr Anjali Chhabria tells you what you can do to stop it from claiming lives.

August 09, 2017
How far will you go for the woman you love?
In Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Akshay Kumar is willing to break age-old traditions by building a toilet for his wife. Did you do something to impress your better half? Tell us now!

Warning! Action video games can harm your brain
Video games have been shown to benefit some cognitive systems in the brain, but research has now revealed that habitual players of action games have less grey matter!

Men, try these foods to increase your sex drive
Head to the market ASAP!

August 08, 2017
How Indians can love their daughters more
Perhaps, more daughters will feel more loved if the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme were to be replaced, says Geetanjali Krishna.

Being the rockstar wife: The Twinkle Khanna masterclass
Take notes, girls.

August 07, 2017
How not to break-up: Lessons from boxer Amir Khan
The world watched in disbelief as British boxer Amir Khan took to Twitter and Snapchat to accuse his model wife Faryal Makhdoom Khan of everything from infidelity to money-grabbing.

Not having sex? The problem is curable
Yet only a few people discuss their sexual problems with their doctors.

Share your Raksha Bandhan pics!
Send us pics of your Raksha Bandhan celebrations with your sibling and we'll publish the best ones.

Work hard, party harder: The unbelievably fabulous life of Usain Bolt!
10 photos of the fastest man in the world living it up in the fast lane.

August 04, 2017
In the name of the father
Fathers and sons have had a vexed relationship throughout myth, says Arundhuti Dasgupta.

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding DOES NOT happen naturally. It has to be taught
Don't believe us? Listen to what doctors have to say this World Breastfeeding Week then.

It's time for a period of change at workplace
'The effort to take this unorganised practice and make it more visible in the work place is an indication to working women everywhere: We see you and you matter,' says Shigorika Singh.

Vote: Is Despacito all about sex?

August 03, 2017
English Quiz: Finish the saying!
Go on, show off your grasp over the English language.

Despacito, the song that's taking over the world!
Knowing this song will definitely make you cool!

Must-know rules of casual sex in modern India
Your guide to the Jab Harry Met Sejal way of life.

August 02, 2017
What's exercise got to do with learning?
Scientists have proven that you can literally cross-train your way to better learning!

Vote: Should condom ads on buses be banned?
A condom ad campaign featuring Sunny Leone has offended Goa's politicians.

August 01, 2017
The most important quality in a lover is...
Relationship advice from author, psychologist and 'Marriage 101' course teacher Alexandra Solomon.

July 31, 2017
Want to avoid diabetes? Drink alcohol!
Raise a glass to good health!

Let's talk about sex
The big problem with sex is that nobody talks about the problems.

How you can actually feel happy on Mondays
Feeling lousy? Here's how changing your body language can help.

July 28, 2017
How Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, lives
When he is not running Amazon, he buys museums to live in, he donates mountains for geeky causes, and he works on space travel. Inside the super rich, super cool life of Jeff Bezos.

Believe it! You are BEAUTIFUL
Being comfortable in your own skin is up to you, says Kamal Khurana.

Dear men, this advice will come handy during a fight
These simple do's and don'ts will go a long way in reducing conflicts.

July 26, 2017
A dress for every occasion: The life of a princess
Whether rowing or greeting a head of state, Kate Middleton got it right every time on the latest royal tour.

July 25, 2017
#ComicCon: When superheroes landed in San Diego
The best-costumed attendees at the annual Comic-Con gathering in San Diego.

July 24, 2017
What we need: A toxin-free work culture
'Actually, there is,' says Ashish Sharma.

July 23, 2017
Chester Bennington suicide: The list of celebrities who struggled with depression is long
The Linkin Park frontman's suicide is a tragic reminder of how real and common the struggle against depression is.

July 21, 2017
WTF! A sangeet inspired by Game of Thrones

July 19, 2017
New moms, read this before you workout!

8 silly mistakes that can destroy a relationship
There are times when even Mr Right can be wrong. After all, we are born with imperfections!

July 18, 2017
Warning! Your job can cause tooth decay
Your dietary habits have a major role to play in maintaining your dental health.

July 17, 2017
Nude yoga to ganja yoga: The craziest yoga fads ever!
Come stretch your body and your imagination.

How social media impacts your mental health
Did you know that too much exposure to social media makes you eager and encourages cyber bullying?

July 16, 2017
Long hours of work is bad for your heart

July 15, 2017
Yoga can protect your memory as you grow older
For people who fear cognitive decline in old age, this is worth a read.

July 13, 2017
Ageing faster? Blame it on lack of sex
Research suggests that sex once a week can slow down ageing.

Why Aakar Patel became a vegan
'There is, of course, the eschewing of meat and as someone who likes (should I say liked?) Naga pork and beef steaks, and has eaten snake and dog, going vegan is unusual,' says Aakar Patel.

July 12, 2017
Cheers and namaste to beer yoga
Don't forget to bring your mat and beer bottle to this class.

Parents, you NEED to read this!
'Children are always under some kind of pressure. Pressure to perform in examinations, peer pressure of all kinds, pressure to look good; their hormones are going crazy. And there's nobody to help them.

July 09, 2017
Myth busted! Kids of single mothers don't suffer
Comparing the well-being of children growing up in 'single-mother-by-choice' and two-parent families, researchers found no differences in the child's development.

July 06, 2017
Do you smoke when you are stressed?
'While there's no way to reverse the damage that smoking can cause your lungs, let's look at a quick way to fix some of the ill-effects of smoking,' says Luke Coutinho.

July 03, 2017
Expectant mothers, beware AYUSH advice!
'If we follow the advice of the AYUSH ministry 100 per cent, then the next generation will be stunted.'

July 02, 2017
Dating a commitment phobic? Run for the hills!

July 01, 2017
No kidding! Noisy streets can cause male infertility
'If this trend continues, humans in the future will not be able to have normal pregnancy and childbirth.'

June 30, 2017
How garlic, tomatoes can help you fight cancer
Healthy food = healthy mind and body.

June 29, 2017
Want quality sperm? Eat garlic, honey
Did you know that garlic reduces the chance of miscarriage in women?

June 28, 2017
Cheese and meat are good for your teeth
Cheese increases the pH scale in your mouth and effectively prevents tooth decay.

June 27, 2017
Here's why men need more sex
Sexual activity at least twice a week, a study has revealed, could be good for the heart.

When your own car is on loan...
Due to unavoidable circumstances, Kishore Singh is forced to become an Uber convert.

June 22, 2017
Are you mom-shamed? You are not alone
Turns out, nearly two-thirds of mothers are 'shamed' by others about their parenting skills.

June 21, 2017
45 yoga poses you must know
Confused about the different yoga asanas? We'll help you out.

Monsoon pics: A magical overcast sky
Readers share their monsoon pics. You can share yours too!

7 reasons you should start eating haldi today
Turmeric can help prevent cancer, diabetes and arthritis.

June 20, 2017
Stressed? Try these yoga poses
Set aside a few minutes from your busy schedule and try these postures.

Pics: Dancing mermaids on NY streets
Over 3,000 people showed up at Coney Island for the Mermaid Parade.

June 18, 2017
Your pics: It's school time
We'd asked you, our dear readers, to share photographs of your kids' first day at school.

June 16, 2017
Are you being phone-snubbed?
Being 'phubbed' frequently makes the offended parties seek affirmation in the likes and shares of social media. 'We're looking online for what we're not getting offline. It's a vicious cycle,' say researchers.

June 15, 2017
Your pics: Adorable tots head to school
We'd asked you, our dear readers, to share photographs of your kids' first day at school.

June 14, 2017
5 tips to spice up your sex life
Wake up earlier. Share a shower. Experiment on weekends.

Should there be an emoji about periods?
'Hoping that they will usher social change is optimism on steroids,' says Shuma Raha.

June 13, 2017
Do you secretly read your partner's WhatsApp messages?

Are birth control pills better than condoms?
Birth control pills assure 99.9 per cent success in preventing pregnancy while condoms are only 82 per cent successful.

June 10, 2017
Met a Wine Geek, Wine Bore, Wine Snob?
'I'd rather be just a plain wine lover, an enthusiast, or even an aficionado -- one who likes his wines, but not to the point of being a bore or, even worse, a snob,' says Alok Chandra.

Have you been to a spa party?
'It's cool in a decadent, Rome-is-burning kind of way,' says Kishore Singh.

June 08, 2017
Mamma's boy? No problem, say Indian girls
A social media survey attempted to bust some myths about what is acceptable to girls when it comes to finding a life partner.

Pregnant in India? Free advice awaits you
Over the last nine months, every time I stepped out of my home, I have quietly swallowed the daily mandatory advice doled out by someone or another, on how to have a happy and normal pregnancy.

Can you ace this basic grammar test?
The score will reveal if you're sloppy or a grammar whiz.

June 03, 2017
Baby, baby, baby ooh
Garbh Vigyan Sanskar's logic: Have sex when the right planets are lined up; stop after you get pregnant, notes Mitali Saran.

Regret one night stands? Blame your gender
Your gender determines whether or not you regret having casual sex.

June 02, 2017
Sunny wants you to go vegetarian. Will you?
Any takers for Sunny Leone's spicy new challenge?

What the 'Geeta' cyberstalker case tells us
When businessman Vijay Nair spoke up against the cyberstalking he experienced, he only highlighted how it isn't as innocuous as it may seem.

June 01, 2017
Your sex life is as old as you feel you are
Feeling young at heart may increase those between-the-sheet sessions, a study has revealed.

May 31, 2017
Want to date online? You may want to read this
'These online dynamics stem from offline India, where pressure to get married by a certain age is generally greater on girls than on boys,' says Ashish Sharma.

May 30, 2017
5 simple exercises to improve your body balance
Staying active is the easiest way to maintain your body's balance.

May 24, 2017
Sexting isn't a gateway to sex
There is no harm in sexting, a new study has ruled.

May 23, 2017
Dental problems? Blame your hormones, ladies
The increased levels of female hormones can cause dental problems, warns Lt Gen Dr Vimal Arora.

May 17, 2017
My son wants to move out. Yippeee!
'Having failed for years to get him to move out of the house to set up an independent establishment of his own, it came as a surprise when he asked if it was all right if he moved out for a year "to live a bachelor's life".'

May 15, 2017
Myths vs Facts: 15 questions every Indian mum wants to ask
Can a foetus hear the tinkle of bangles? Will drinking milk help produce more milk?

May 14, 2017
Dear Maa...I'm sorry
On Mother's Day, I write this letter to say sorry for all the cards that I didn't make since I became a mom myself.

May 12, 2017
Mom and Me: Share your special memories
Have a picture of you with your mother? Share it with us along with a message.

All in the family
If my children have doubts about matrimony, the reason might well lie in the family, says Kishore Singh.

May 11, 2017
10 silly grammar mistakes smart people make!
Think you are a grammar whiz? Then you should definitely not be making these silly mistakes.

Can brisk walking help you lose weight?
Thirty minutes of regular walking in the right shoes will help you shed those extra kilos.

May 09, 2017
The depressing golden cage of rich homemakers
Hours to kill and 'nothingness' to contend are driving many urban, affluent women to depression, finds Anjuli Bhargava.

What India's youth can learn from Gandhi
'Precisely because the crises are so deep, there are also unprecedented opportunities for pioneering and brave work that can transform society, culture and economy to create a much better world for your children.'

6 things that feel just as good as sex
Meditation has the same effect on our brains as sex.

May 08, 2017
Hey, encountered Indian Intolerance?
'Her work involves hiring people to serve in the hospitality industry, and she acknowledges that though remunerations are fixed, those with fairer skins are the first pick of companies, while those of a darker hue have a difficult time getting placements.'

May 07, 2017
Does marriage change your relationship?
What are the pros and cons that come with the new relationship? Find out.

May 06, 2017
A wedding feast to remember
'All the bride's beleaguered parents wanted, they said, was a simple wedding without any unnecessary problems.'

It's true! Swearing increases your stamina
It's not such a bad idea to use the F-word according to a recently conducted research.

May 05, 2017
Quiz: Mind your apostrophes
Apostrophes can be really confusing at times.

May 03, 2017
Sleepless nights? Try this!
Getting a good night's sleep, it seems, isn't as easy as it is made out to be.

May 01, 2017
Do you brush your teeth at night?
Bed time for you is snack time for bacteria.

April 26, 2017
Is your poop green in colour?
The greenish tinge is the result of taking medications over a long period of time.

April 25, 2017
Single dad is a sex symbol. Single mother is an unfortunate woman.
Kanika Datta calls out our parenting stereotypes and how both men and women play into them.

April 21, 2017
Men crack sexist, anti-gay jokes because...
Blame it on 'threatened masculinity'.

Beware! Diet soda causes dementia, stroke
People who frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volumes.

April 19, 2017
Touchwood, backside... 10 phrases we love to use
How often do you use these phrases?

April 18, 2017
Addicted to porn? Your relationship could be at stake
A new study has revealed that porn addicts struggle at maintaining romantic relationships.

April 13, 2017
Crush vs Love: Is she interested in you?
Are you sure she is into you too?

Test your grammar skills NOW
Take this English quiz to determine how strong your command over the language is.

April 12, 2017
In love with a bisexual man? You're lucky!
Bisexuals make better lovers, fathers and partners, a new study has revealed.

April 11, 2017
20 orgasms in a row? Yes, it's possible!
As many as seven in ten women reported being able to climax 20 times in a single session, a new study has revealed.

April 10, 2017
How not to let social media ruin your love life
Don't follow your ex. Ask before posting pictures.

April 07, 2017
Unbelievable: India's suicide rates are too high
We have the highest suicide rate among 10 Southeast Asian countries.

Dealing with depression: The silent killer

April 06, 2017
Are you brushing your teeth too hard?
It's important to brush slowly, lightly and gently.

April 04, 2017
Want glowing skin? Avoid red meat, alcohol in summer
Alcohol not only dehydrates your skin but also, makes it more prone to breakouts.

March 31, 2017
Sexual afterglow lasts up to 48 hours
Newlywed couples indicated that partners experience a sexual 'afterglow' that lasts for up to two days, a study has revealed.

Should women get 3 days paid period leave?
As Italy debates a bill to grant women up to three days paid leave in a month during their menstrual cycle, we ask you what you think.

March 30, 2017
Doing THIS will affect your sex life
The pleasure and satisfaction people get from sex is largely influenced by the attitudes they hold about how it should play out with their partner(s).

Not sleeping on your back? You could age faster
Any sleeping position, other than lying flat on your back, can cause wrinkles on your face and chest.

March 28, 2017
No kidding! Cheating couples are equally successful
A new study has revealed that non-monogamous relationships are just as successful as monogamous.

March 27, 2017
For working professionals: 7 rules to keep kidneys healthy
Renal disease is a rising epidemic in India. Sunil Prakash highlights the 7S rule that can reduce the chances of kidney ailments and chronic kidney diseases.

March 23, 2017
Abhishek Poddar: The art collector who started at age 14
Ranjita Ganesan and Nikita Puri chronicle the journey of Abhishek Poddar, one of India's leading art patrons.

Can nail polish cause cancer?
Some of the chemicals used in nail polish are toxic and can harm your body.

March 22, 2017
'Bras and antiperspirants don't cause cancer'
Mumbai-based oncologist Dr Shona Nag dispels the myths surrounding cancer.

March 18, 2017
What do SRK's mother and AbRam have in common?
Shah Rukh Khan revealed how his son Abram was rescued in the same hospital which has a ward named after his mother.

March 17, 2017
The diary of a small-town car owner
For Keya Sarkar it HAD TO BE a Maruti because that was the only company with a service centre in Santiniketan. Until even that ceased to exist.

March 16, 2017
How Amitabh Bachchan took control of his health
At the launch of a breast cancer awareness app, Amitabh Bachchan spoke about fighting Hepatitis B and putting health first.

March 13, 2017
How to heal your skin and hair after Holi
Don't let the festival of colours dampen your skin's natural glow and shine.

March 12, 2017
Moms-to-be, you too can play Holi
Gynaecologist Dr Kiran Coelho tells you how to have a mazedaar Holi.

March 10, 2017
In Pics: Bura na mano, Holi hai!

March 09, 2017
How the menstrual cycle costs girls their right to education
'One hundred and thirteen million adolescent girls between the ages of 12-14 in India alone are at risk of dropping out of school because of the stigma surrounding menstrual health.'

March 08, 2017
Happy sex life = happy employees
Workers who had sex the night before, a new study has revealed, are doing better at their jobs the next day,

10 phrases women must avoid

Dear women, don't ignore dark circles, itchy skin
It could be sign of iron deficiency anaemia or an impending skin cancer, says dermatologist Dr Vandana Punjabi.

March 07, 2017
Dear parents, you can contribute to Oxford English Dictionary!

March 02, 2017
Now in app stores: Parenting made easy
Away from parents and in-laws, many couples find themselves unprepared for parenthood in a digital age. Nikita Puri explores apps that can ease the way.

Will purple lips suit you?
Always try the lipstick on your lips, without any other makeup on your face.

February 28, 2017
What's lifestyle got to do with thyroid disease?
Recent evidence suggests that physical activity, adequate sleep and stress-management are essential for maintaining optimal thyroid function, says endocrinologist Sanjay Kalra.

February 27, 2017
How to talk 'sex' to your child
Parenting expert and author Swati Popat Vats tells you why it is important to give our children a healthy outlook towards sex.

February 23, 2017
QUIZ: Just how good is your English grammar?
Take this simple quiz to find out!

February 14, 2017
V-Day celebrations then and now!

Can your hair dye make you bald?

February 13, 2017
Arthritis: How to prevent it, how to deal with it
Age-related arthritis can't be completely prevented, but Aashish Chaudhry provides insights into how the condition can be effectively managed.

For your love only: 10 best Mirza Ghalib shayaris
This V-day, turn to Ghalib for inspiration.

V-Day Astro: Will you be lucky in love?
Monisha Dudaney tells you how your partner will behave according to his/her star sign.

BDSM isn't rape: Shama Sikander

February 11, 2017
How to pick the best gift for your Valentine
A perfume for the lady and a video game for the man of your life.

February 10, 2017
8 ways to convince your partner to trust you
Stop hiding information. Be communicative.

February 09, 2017
Stressed? Is it eustress or distress?
Komal Manshani decodes stress and highlights tips to manage it.

February 08, 2017
Just in! A contraceptive gel for the men
This contraceptive gel prevents sperm from leaving the body while allowing seminal fluid to pass through.

February 07, 2017
Body Composition Test: Why your body needs it twice a year
The test calculates one's body fat, its distribution, and the lean body mass. Pradeep Chowbey reports.

January 31, 2017
Eve-teasing: When a NO means a NO!

Keep calm and download

January 29, 2017
Eating fruits, veggies, fish may reduce bone loss in women
Ladies, take note!

January 27, 2017
Use these 10 words in 2017
Words to instantly make you sound cool.

The gym is old news

January 25, 2017
Here a binge, there a detox
When Kishore Singh found himself fielding dieting fads and hints...

January 24, 2017
Is stress making you lose hair?
Stress makes your scalp weak and gives hair breakage. Try to stay happy.

January 13, 2017
Sunny Leone is still India's favourite pornstar
As per PornHub's latest findings, Sunny Leone, Mia Khalifa and Lisa Ann are among the top pornstars Indians search for online.

January 12, 2017
6 questions to ask your partner before getting married
It's best to know if both of you share the same aspirations, ambitions and will be sharing a similar life.

January 11, 2017
'Eat well, look great': A beauty queen's fitness <em>gyaan</em>
Former Miss India International Sveta Jaishankar's new cookbook has recipes from India's top models and actors.

January 10, 2017
How do you celebrate Sankranti/ Pongal/ Lohri? Tell us!
Share your memories and pics of the harvest festival. We'll publish it right here!

'I was abused when I was 6'
Dr Sudha Satish says she felt helpless when she was abused as a kid.

January 07, 2017
#WinterHacks: 6 tips to get glowing skin
Did you know that coconut water can treat sun tan?

January 05, 2017
What do Janet Jackson, Farah Khan, Meryl Streep have in common?
Janet Jackson just gave birth to her first child at 50!

Preventing rape: A survivor's story
Rapes happen because we raise our children inappropriately. Not our daughters, but our sons, says Vaishnavi Prasad.

January 04, 2017
Rape, abuse, molestation: How can women be safe?
What can women do when attacked, abused or molested? Share your views.

10 ways to spice your romance in 2017
In 2017, make your partner feel that h/she is special.

January 01, 2017
Makeup tips to glam up your look on New Year
Use water based foundations enriched with rose water.

December 30, 2016
Goodbye selfie! Goodbye bae! Goodbye yummy mummy...

December 28, 2016
Good news! Male infertility can be treated
A new study has revealed that stimulating the metabolism of stem cells that produce sperms in male body can shed light on new ways to treat infertility in men.

Year-end goal: Break up with your clothes NOW!
'As I suspected, I had way, way too much clothing, which you would never know from what I actually wear,' says Mitali Saran.

December 26, 2016
Beware! 7 skin care mistakes you are making
Are you touching your skin too often? Ignoring sweat?

December 24, 2016
My First Christmas
And thankfully the last...

Christmas pics: Colourful trees, lights and more
Readers tells us how they are celebrating Christmas!

December 23, 2016
Christmas Pics: When lil Danny met Santa Claus
Readers share their Christmas pics. You can share yours too!

December 22, 2016
What kind of husbands do Indian women want?
According to a recent survey, more than 95 per cent young Indian women are not okay with their husband comparing them to their mother-in-law.

Having a ball this Christmas? Share your pics
Share your Christmas pics and we'll publish it in

Who moved my single malt?
Why do cherished -- and affordable -- Indian whisky brands like Peter Scot, Solan Number One, and now McDowell's Single Malt keep disappearing? Subir Roy mourns the loss of flavour.

December 21, 2016
Vote: Taimur the most unusual celeb baby name of 2016?
Boomer, River Rocket, Ode Mountain -- what were these celeb parents thinking?

A non-feminist, stay-at-home dad
Hard decisions have to be taken when a baby is on the way, says Geetanjali Krishna.

The crushing loneliness of Christmas cheer
Worn down by the prospect of filling up a month-long holiday season with forced cheer and parties, Ashish Sharma stumbled upon a self-harm site. There he found community and comfort.

Be warned: Is your child a gadget addict?
Does s/he turn violent when the gadget is taken away?

December 19, 2016
Dear girls, are you wearing the right bra?
Most women are unaware of their exact bra size; they usually go in for an approximation.

December 15, 2016
Why sunglasses are a must in winter
The threat of UV radiation exposure remains as severe in winter as in summers. In fact, it may be higher!

December 14, 2016
Is Uber trying to invade your privacy?
Safe or not, the global taxi giant can now track you even after you have been dropped off.

December 13, 2016
Yoga gets a league, but will it work?
The centuries-old tradition of yoga is looking towards the reality television concept to increase its popularity

10 things only Indian parents tell their kids
In India, if you live with your parents, there is no way in hell you can avoid their interference in the tiniest aspects of your life.

December 10, 2016
#ComicCon: Have you met this cute wizard?
Look who all turned up at ComicCon's Delhi instalment.

December 09, 2016
Do birth control pills let women enjoy more sex?
A study has revealed how women, who used contraception with more progesterone were the most sexually active when they were faithful and loyal to their partners.

8 lessons from <em>Bigg Boss</em>
The show offers ample lessons in behaviour management, leadership and setting the ground for the future.

December 07, 2016
Apply for your passport at a post office soon
6 post offices have been identified for the pilot stage.

December 05, 2016
3 sex mistakes almost all Indian men make in bed
Don't be afraid to ask questions like 'How does this feel?' or 'Do you want something different?'

December 03, 2016
Money... Money...Money...
'Deserted shops, my dry bank, the empty ATMs -- this entire gigantic shitstorm is now more real and easier to process,' says Mitali Saran.

December 01, 2016
'Umbrella with Raindrops' is new sex awareness symbol
The #CondomEmoji, according to Durex, emerged as the overwhelming choice in a global poll.

November 30, 2016
Why staying hungry can be BAD for you!
'With enjoyable physical activity, stress release quality sleep and the right diet, we can reverse the metabolic damage which is wreaking havoc in the world and especially in India.'

November 29, 2016
7 beautiful life lessons from <em>Dear Zindagi</em>
Gauri Shinde's film moves at its own pace, but will stun you with its life lessons, says Divya Nair.

November 28, 2016
A metal penis for men with erectile dysfunction
Scientists have created a heat operated device that can be turned on by a remote.

Why you must stop eating food at your desk
A recent study has found that eating food with pungent smell can adversely affect productivity.

November 26, 2016
How drinking affects your appetite
Does drinking suppress your appetite? A new study has the answers.

November 25, 2016
'She grabbed me for sexual pleasure; I wanted to slap her'
The issue is neglected to such an extent that even the Indian Legal System does not recognise the fact that even males can be harassed.

How to avoid gaining weight in winter
Don't binge only on the laddoos, have some sarson ka saag as well.

November 24, 2016
'Pain is not an early sign of breast cancer'
Dear female friends, beware of lumps, bloody discharge and puckered skin.

November 22, 2016
Beware! Sexism is bad for you
Men who see themselves as playboys are more likely to have psychological problems than men who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, a new study observed.

Just imagine if we save time railing at others on FB...
'...and instead do 20 minutes for someone else for a week, what an impact that will be...' says Maharaj Damodardas

Why you feel hungry all the time

November 21, 2016
How to live cashless? Learn from this man
From Singapore to Almora, Abhishant Pant has survived without cash, and he wants to continue in that state all his life.

Is your smartphone robbing your sleep?
When the human body is exposed to too much artificial light at night, the body's biological clock gets confused and this natural sleep pattern starts disrupting.

November 18, 2016
Modi<em>ji</em>, the problem I have with your <em>bhakt</em>s is...
'Why can't I have a healthy discussion about my nation's future without being called deshdrohi?' asks Divya Nair.

What causes infertility in women?
Deepshikha Punj dispels the myths.

Why can't Veronica and Malini be friends?
'I want to be with Malini,' says Veronica.

November 17, 2016
Kajol's three essential beauty tips
You'll be surprised to know how simple they are to follow!

One-sided love: How to heal a broken heart
Don't let anyone shatter your heart forever!

November 16, 2016
Diet food = Boring? Nah, says this expert
Nutritionist Samreedhi Goel shares expert advice about eating right and losing weight.

November 14, 2016
Childhood pics: When we were tiny tots!
Readers share their childhood pictures with us. You can share yours too!

November 11, 2016
Will India allow Sarah Munir to attend Purvi Thacker's <em>shaadi</em>?
'I don't want a government to tell me that I can't be there for my sister's wedding.'

November 08, 2016
Share your most memorable childhood pic!
If you have a special memory of your childhood, it's time you shared it with us!

Want to get pregnant? Try these sex positions
Try the right sex positions to get the 'bun in the oven' right away.

November 07, 2016
This start-up makes parenting easy for you
Babychakra's online community has 500,000 mothers seeking advice and support and who share lessons learnt on their journey through pregnancy and parenthood.

November 05, 2016
How to survive Delhi's smog
With pollution reaching alarming levels post Diwali, what is the best way to cope?

November 02, 2016
Does menopause affect your sex life?
A recent study decodes the link between declining sexual activity and menopause.

October 30, 2016
9 tips to stay fit during Diwali
Diabetologist Dr Pradeep Gadge shares some tips for you.

October 29, 2016
How to get a glowing skin this Diwali
Drink lots of water, use sunscreen and go slow on sweets and fried food

October 26, 2016
Revealed! How Shilpa Shetty lost 21 kilos
The actor's personal trainer Vinod Channa shares her diet and fitness regime.

October 25, 2016
7 warning signs of cancer you shouldn't ignore
Sore throat, lumps and unusual bleeding are just some of the signs you shouldn't ignore, says oncologist Dr P Jagannath.

October 24, 2016
9 jobs where people cheat the most
Does your profession feature in the list?

How to spice up your romance during pregnancy
Enjoy the little things while they're still simple and easy

10 Indian words the West 'stole' from us!

October 20, 2016
Does your teenager need help?
Teenagers are not trying to be rebellious, they are trying to establish their identity.

October 19, 2016
How to avoid binging at work
Next time, try a glass of water instead of a snack and feel the difference.

October 18, 2016
Bikini Wax: 8 things no one will tell you
Getting undressed for a complete stranger can be a little unsettling, and waxing is far from painless.

October 17, 2016
Dear men: Don't expect your wives to be nice to your parents
'If you are looking for a full-time, unpaid maid or caretaker in your life partner, you do not understand marriage at all,' says Divya Nair.

October 14, 2016
Gaining weight? Blame it on stressed marriage
The stress experienced by partners, and not the individual's stress, was associated with increased waist circumference, a new study has revealed.

Teenagers smoke to lose weight
A recent survey revealed that 46 percent of girls and 30 percent of boys in the US, most of who are in their teens smoke to control their weight.

October 12, 2016
Stop thinking you are FAT right now!
The way you perceive your body triggers neural responses which can lead to body dissatisfaction, a study has revealed.

'I am a fan of the idea of Hinduism'
'People don't think or believe that whom they are worshipping are like the real women in their lives.'

October 10, 2016
Oh! The glorious tradition of Navratri
'All we can do is enjoy them while they last,' says Geetanjali Krishna.

Have you been sexually harassed? Tell us!
Take the poll given below and share your experiences.

Single Indian woman? No house for you
I'm a single Indian woman, I have unpredictable hours and overnight guests, I'm stubborn as a mule and I like practising the drums,' says Mitali Saran, who is house-hunting these days.

October 09, 2016
Your Navratri pics: Friends, family and more
A look at how people are celebrating Navratri this year.

October 08, 2016
Navratri Pics: Dance, drama, dandiya!
A look at the Navratri celebrations!

October 07, 2016
#DurgaPuja: Stunning, creative pics you MUST see
Rediff readers went pandal hopping and shared these pictures.

#FatToFit: How a mother of two lost 32 kilos
Rediff reader Sugandha from Austin, Texas shares her story.

October 06, 2016
Your Navratri pics: Garba, traditions and more
Rediff readers tell us how they are celebrating the festival.

10 signs you've found the perfect roomie
Pink co-stars Andrea Tariang and Kirti Kulhari reveal the qualities good roommates should have.

Durga Puja pandal brings Tagore to life!
A Durga Puja pandal in New Delhi turns literature into art.

7 things men do that destroys their sperm
Stress, Wi-Fi signals and alcohol can have a negative effect.

October 05, 2016
10 retro ways to <em>patao</em> a girl
This Navratri, steer clear of these ways to get closer to a girl.

How a daughter became her mother's closest companion

October 04, 2016
#DurgaPuja: 9 people you absolutely can't miss!
Be prepared to bump into some special people at the pandal.

How not to overeat during festivals
Find out how to tame your child's sugar cravings and keep him/her healthy this festive season.

September 30, 2016
12 people you'll MEET this Navratri season
Met these distinctive personalities during Navratri, asks Tista Sengupta.

5 workouts that'll help you lose weight faster
on the elliptical, these workouts will keep you on your toes.

September 29, 2016
Why sugar and salt is bad for your heart

September 28, 2016
What's a non-veg joke?
Say goodbye to these 10 Indianisms.

Dear son, when you won't need me any more...
Right now, our little ones take up most of our time. But there will come a day when they won't need us like they do today.

September 27, 2016
#SpeakUp: 'When I was touched inappropriately'
Tell us, dear readers, what you did about it.

September 26, 2016
Sex makes men more divine: Study
Sex hormone makes us feel closer to the divine, especially in men.

#RunLikeAHijabi: Rahaf Khatib creates history in the US
Six time marathon runner adorns the cover of Women's Running, a US-based sports magazine.

#ContraceptionDay: 12 ways to AVOID pregnancy
On World Contraception Day, presenting a list of new methods of birth control. Check out!

What should Baba Ramdev launch NEXT?
Swadesi condoms, sports shoes...Patanjali App maybe?

September 23, 2016
Beware! Your scrubber may be unsafe for your skin
Certain scrubbers can be the perfect breeding ground of bacteria, a new study has revealed.

#MustWatch: Bartenders compete for a ticket to Paris
Three youngsters from Mumbai have qualified in the zonal rounds.

September 22, 2016
Are you making these English mistakes?

September 20, 2016
Would you change your surname after marriage?
Would you follow tradition and change your surname or retain your maiden name? Tell us.

September 19, 2016
Swadesi or Sanskari? Suggest a name for Ramdev's jeans
Should it be called Swadesi Jeans, Sanskari Jeans Patanjali Jeans or something else?

September 16, 2016
RIP monogamy; multiple partners is the new reality
Binita Singh talks about why monogamy is dying a slow death today.

September 15, 2016
11 tips to find your love online
Ramanuj Mukherjee shares his lessons from his first hand experience at Tinder.

Onam pics: The great Indian family readers tell us how they celebrated the festival.

14 cool words added to Oxford Dictionary
The latest additions include YOLO, yogalates and fuhgeddaboudit, among others.

#MumbaiMeriJaan: 12 sketches that reveal the city's soul
A young Mumbai artist brings the city alive.

September 14, 2016
In Pics: 11 days, 11 pookalams
HR professional Anjali Rajesh celebrated Onam this year with 11 different floral arrangements.

Sharjah to Malaysia: How Indians celebrate Onam readers tell us how they celebrate the festival.

Your Onam pics: From Kalyan to Kerala readers tell us how they are celebrating the festival.

Invite: Share your Onam photos
Tell us how you are celebrating the festival.

September 13, 2016
The oldest Ganesh pandals in Mumbai
Satish Bodas goes pandal hopping and discovers these historically significant ones.

September 12, 2016
9 foods that can improve your sex life
Basil increases sexual desire in men if they simply smell it.

In pics: How Mumbai's poor celebrate Ganpati
Satish Bodas visits the homes where Ganesha brings some cheer.

From Noida to Gurugram: The life of a working girl
A perfectly posh city girl now commutes by local transport to reach her office.

September 10, 2016
Rain, rain, come again!
Readers share their monsoon pics with us. You can share yours too.

These auto drivers were happy to help!
Rajesh Pillai recounts two pleasant experiences he had with auto drivers. You can share yours too.

September 08, 2016
The driver wanted us to shell out extra money for an airport drop
Hari Narayanan shares his experience of travelling by an Uber auto to Coimbatore airport.

September 07, 2016
What is sex? 'Shhh!'
Mallica Patel discusses our non accepting nature towards the topic.

Vote: Have Ola, Uber made your lives easier?
Do you think the government should interfere in the pricing policy of Ola and Uber? Tell us.

10 idioms and what they actually mean!
It will be a big mistake for you to translate these idioms literally!

September 06, 2016
The Ganesha quiz you must take
For each right answer, Ganesha will bless you.

'Auto drivers in Trivandrum do not return balance amount'
Rediff readers share their experience of autos and taxis in India.

September 05, 2016
Teacher's Day Spl: 'Is this a fish market?'
On Teacher's Day, presenting some popular gems your teachers told you.

September 03, 2016
'Autos are a huge headache in Chennai'
Readers share their experience of autos and taxis in India.

September 02, 2016
Taxi Woes: 'In Hyderabad too, they are looting customers'
Rediff readers share their experience about taxis and autorickshaws in India.

Can Ola, Uber replace autos, taxis? Tell us
The poor attitude of the rickshaw and taxi drivers is a major reason why Ola and Uber are easily breaking into markets like Mumbai.

September 01, 2016
Drinking too much chai? 8 habits not letting you lose weight
Find out if you are making these mistakes.

August 29, 2016
Meet the new-age devotees
'Errant bikers wearing branded t-shirts sponsored by local political parties raced through traffic, almost taking our breath away. Young kids stood at the edge of the roads, clicking selfies amid playing 'catch up' with their buddies, least bothered about the festival or its relevance.'

August 22, 2016
The restroom diaries
'Now, I tell her I'd rather not have a skin infection or some other disease brought by using one,' says Divya Nair.

August 19, 2016
9 unlikely places in India to spot a Pokemon
Millennials are flocking to places of worship, graveyards and parks, armed with their smartphones, to collect Pokemons.

August 18, 2016
English quiz: Uff! These opposites can be confusing
It's not as simple as you think.

Rakhi gift: Bound by hearts, not by blood
Rajesh Konduparti writes in about his Rakhi sister Preeti.

August 17, 2016
9 reasons why you should have a Parsi friend
If you have a Parsi friend, don't ever let her/him go... because you won't find someone so amazing.

August 15, 2016
Monsoon pics: Hum saath saath hain!
Readers share their monsoon pics. You can share yours too.

August 14, 2016
Why this doctor, 52, will run for 12 hours on I-Day
Dr Anand Patil hopes to spread the message of embracing a healthy lifestyle.

August 11, 2016
Rakhi gift: Protective like a father, understanding, like a friend
Mansi Manchanda from Delhi writes about her elder brother Sahil.

9 bizarrely easy ways to lose weight
Start your day with a chocolate! No, we are not kidding.

8 things we miss about Independence Day

August 10, 2016
Monsoon pics: Romance in the rains
Readers share their monsoon pics. You can share yours too.

August 09, 2016
Rakhi Gift: 'He was my pillar of strength'
Sonia Tyagi Gupta from Delhi tells us how her brother supported her during her lean times.

9 things to do over the long weekend
No? Fret not!'s Anita Aikara is here!

August 08, 2016
3 natural ways to get a healthy, glowing skin
You won't have any side effects too!

What's the best thing your bro/sis has done for you?
Has s/he helped you survive a difficult life situation?

August 07, 2016
#DostiDiaries: A decade-old friendship
Omkar Shibad talks about his gang of friends.

August 06, 2016
#DostiDiaries: A friend can make life worth living
Dubai-based Shabu Shanmughan, 38, tells us about his friendship with his school buddy Shameer for 20 years.

August 05, 2016
#DostiDiaries: 'We've faced ups and downs together'
38-year-old Zahir Shaikh from Pune shares his special story of friendship.

4 reasons why you get acne
Stress is a major cause of acne.

I-Day Special: Ever tasted a <em>tiranga</em> biryani?
How do you celebrate Independence Day?

August 04, 2016
7 secrets to healthy, whiter teeth
It's impossible to have healthy teeth without a balanced diet!

#DostiDiaries: 'Distance was never an issue for us'
Shweta Shastry from Abu Dhabi tells us how distance never affected the bond she shared with her best friend Arun Saxena.

August 03, 2016
Millennials aren't having sex often
Those born in the 90s aren't looking for quick relationships and frequent casual sex, a new study has revealed.

5 crazy things I have done with friends
Conversations with her bestie in the bathroom and other Dosti tales from Tista Sengupta.

Why this hullabaloo about Pokemon Go
Here's how a simple game theory and a sense of nostalgia has led to the success of Pokemon Go across the globe.

August 02, 2016
#DostiDiaries: A brother from another mother
Swapnil Bajpai, 32, from Jalandhar, Punjab tells us about his 17 years of friendship with his best buddy Nikhil who currently resides in Dubai.

10 phrases Indians love to use!

August 01, 2016
10 ways to glide through your periods without much pain
Your periods don't need to be the worst time of the month.

July 29, 2016
#DostiDiaries: 'We are each other's second family'
Asavari, Swapnil, Sunil, Payal and Prasad, who first met in engineering college, have been close friends for 13 years.

11 tips to achieve an hourglass figure
Want the perfect hourglass figure like British beauty Kate Beckinsale? Read on...

July 28, 2016
Why are parents spending $99 on this doll?
Created by a group of Icelandic mums, the Lulla Doll replicates human sounds that help babies feel like they're sleeping beside a loved one.

#DostiDiaries: 'We never try to control each other'
Reshma tells us about the strong bond she shares with her bestie.

5 tips to stop hairfall during the monsoon
Wet hair is weak and susceptible to break. Always cover your hair before stepping out.

July 26, 2016
#DostiDiaries: 'We've been best friends for 18 years'
London-based Sanjay Khatri, 40, tells us how he met Narendra Khandagale 18 years ago.

Quiz: Is kajal good for your eyes?

Want <em>Achhe Din</em>? Implement these taxes!
Perhaps India needs to implement these for Achhe Din to happen.

July 25, 2016
Grown-ups, it's never too late to colour

10 things to do before you turn 25
Strike these 10 things off your bucket list before you usher in the silver jubilee of your birthday.

July 22, 2016
Lose that belly, not the beer
Indian genetics put us at a higher tendency to gain belly fat.

July 21, 2016
Revealed: The secret to keep your sexual spark alive

July 20, 2016
Men are more aggressive on dating sites. Agree or not?
Men like to send a lot of messages to attractive female users on dating sites, a new study has revealed.

Invite: How did you meet your best friend?
Did you go to the same school? Was s/he your neighbour?

10 annoying words we don't want to hear anymore
How often have you been accused of using these words?

July 19, 2016
Monsoon pics: Traffic, waterlogging and more
Presenting some interesting photographs we received from you.

July 16, 2016
Time to savour 'Make in India' wines
Raise a toast to good health with wine. But this time let's go for the Indian ones.

Monsoon pics: What a splash!
A look at some interesting photographs we received from you.

July 15, 2016
ATM woes: The machine displays 'no cash' or is under maintenance
Laxman Maake, 47, tells us why he is disappointed with the ATM that he often goes to.

Living with constipation? Try these habits
Drink water. Eat more fibre. Stop stressing.

July 14, 2016
Green tea is not as healthy as you think!
It does have a few side effects, just like ordinary tea or coffee.

Are extra-curriculars good for your child?
As a parent, it is your responsibility to analyse whether it is really required or not.

Do you suffer from CFS?
Chronic fatigue syndrome may have its origin in your gut, says Nikita Puri.

ATM woes: How I got my money back
Kamal Sajwan from New Delhi tells us how an debited amount from his account got credited back.

July 13, 2016
Monsoon pics: Paper boats in the rain
Readers share their monsoon pics with us. You can share yours too!

5 tips to befriend your sister-in-law
Bonding with your sister-in-law is an important step in joining your husband's family.

Diet plan not working? Here's why
Instead of creating rules to avoid one's favourite treats, dieters should focus on eating healthy foods that they enjoy.

Why you need pillow talk for better sex
Don't just have sex, make love.

July 11, 2016
Lying still after sex won't help you conceive
Staying immobile after sexual activity won't increase your chances of pregnancy, a new study has revealed.

Feeling lonely? Talk to a chatbot
Laugh out loud, have fun and while away time talking to chatbots. They are all yours!

ATM woes: 'I didn't receive any cash'
Mumbai resident Sumesh Pillai tells us how he panicked when the ATM didn't dispense cash and what happened later.

July 09, 2016
Monsoon pics: Spot the rainbow
Readers share their monsoon pics. You can share yours too!

July 08, 2016
Liam Hemsworth is the sexiest male vegan of 2016
Did you know that this blue-eyed, handsome hunk survives solely on a plant-based diet?

Avoid these 7 foods at work
Having desserts along with lunch could also be the reason for your lack of productivity.

ATM woes: Rs 26,000 was debited from my account
Bangalore resident Ramesha SG tells us how he left his card at the ATM and lost Rs 26,000.

July 07, 2016
ATM woes: 'ATMs need thrashing to work properly'
Dubai-based Abhishek Sinha tells us why was he disappointed with an ATM in Noida.

July 06, 2016
Monsoon pics: Little drops of joy
Readers share their monsoon pics. You can share yours too.

Women, it's time you cut down your caffeine intake!
Read on to find out the benefit of replacing coffee with more alkaline foods.

July 05, 2016
Pasta is good for your health; helps you lose weight
Now you don't need an excuse to eat pasta.

ATM Woes: 'I'd left my card in the machine'
Here's how Ganesh Pillai got his card back from the ATM machine.

July 04, 2016
ATM woes: 'How I lost Rs 25,000'
Akhil Goel tells us how he lost a huge sum of money without even initiating any withdrawal transaction.

A holiday with my daughter :)
'When I reminded her that I'd hardly seen her at all during her vacation, she said, "But what's the point of that when we see each other every day at home?"' says Kishore Singh.

July 03, 2016
ATM woes: 'When I left my card in the ATM machine'
Anita Aikara forgot her card in the ATM after a transaction. Read on to find out what happened next...

July 02, 2016
Monsoon pics: It's raining flowers
Readers share their monsoon pics. You can share yours too!

Really! Women to sleep with robots?
This sadly is expected to be the future of sex!

July 01, 2016
How to make your teeth look whiter, without spending much!
10 tips for better and whiter looking teeth.

ATM woes: The machine dispensed the cash after nearly 10 minutes
A reader shares his shocking experience at the ATM.

Monsoon pics: Chasing rainbows
Readers share their monsoon pics. You can share yours too!

June 30, 2016
Do you make these GRAMMAR mistakes?
Confused on when you should use 'the'? You are not alone!

#FatToFit: How I lost 25 kilos in 2 months
Read Mumbai-based businessman Abhishek Horilal Chauhan's successful weight loss story.

June 29, 2016
Monsoon pics: Home is where the heart is!
Readers share their monsoon pics. You can share yours too!

Size 'does' matter in the bedroom
It's an ongoing bone of contention among many for centuries!

Which is healthier: Chapati or rice?
Weight watchers have often avoided rice for chapati. But is it the best option?

June 28, 2016
ATM woes: 'I was left stranded'
A reader shares a bad experience he had at an ATM. You can share yours too!

Monsoon pics: Even dogs love waterfalls
Readers share their photographs of the rain. You can share yours too!

Dear daughters-in-law, is your life easy?
Our country recorded 24,771 dowry deaths in the last four years, as per the National Crime Records Bureau data.

June 27, 2016
Monsoon pics: Kittens in the rain
Readers share their monsoon pics.

ATM woes: My card got stuck inside the machine
A reader shares his unfortunate experience at an ATM.

June 25, 2016
In Pics: Monsoon is here!
Readers share their interesting monsoon pics. You can share yours too!

ATM woes: 'I got my card back after 30 minutes'
Rediff reader Shan Anbu, 42, tells us how his card got stuck in the ATM due to lack of backup power facility.

June 24, 2016
Quit smoking. Your sperm is at risk!
It's indeed a hard habit to kick. But if you don't stop smoking right away, you might experience infertility.

Monsoon pics: A rainbow in the clouds
Readers share their best monsoon memories.

ATM woes: 'When I inserted my card, I was in for a surprise'
P N Pillay, 49, shares his experience at an ATM. You can share yours too!

June 23, 2016
There's a little bit of Salman Khan in all men
None of us men who is guilty of such behaviour has the moral right to upbraid Salman Khan, says Prasanna D Zore.

June 22, 2016
Breastfed kids are better behaved, brighter: Study
Longer durations of exclusive breastfeeding strongly associated with fewer conduct disorders at ages 7 to 11 years.

REVEALED: How mothers-in-law are!
Here are five types of mums-in-law that you will mostly come across.

The brave beard brothers!
Here's a community that stays united in its desire for facial hair in Bengaluru.

Prince William takes a stand. Are you with him?
No one should be bullied for their sexuality, William said.

What is 'mushroom' in Hindi?
Do you know the Indian names of these Indian fruits, veggies and nuts?

June 20, 2016
Quiz: Can you identify these yoga poses?
Know the difference between Padmasana and Bhujangasana?

Monsoon pics: Little drops of delight
Readers send us their best monsoon photographs.

ATM woes: 'I still haven't received the money'
Readers share their bitter-sweet experiences at the ATM.

June 19, 2016
5 life hacks my dad taught me
On the occasion of Father's Day, entrepreneur Deep Malhotra shares the lessons he learnt from his father...

June 18, 2016
Dad, you'll always be our brightest star
Aasma Qureshi writes about her father.

June 17, 2016
Would you use neuroscience to find a partner?
Ever considered choosing a partner based on your psychological make-up?

ATM woes: HDFC paid Rs 2,700 as penalty
Readers share their good and bad ATM experiences.

If you miss a period, you're pregnant: Myth or Fact?
Missing a period is more common in the first year after you start menstruating.

June 16, 2016
'He stopped calling her and that was a sign'
Divya Nair writes about a friend who recently separated from her husband of four years.

ATM woes: 'The money was credited in 24 hours'
We had asked you, dear readers to share your good and bad ATM experiences.

Are you stressed out?
Recognise the source and personal contribution to stress, suggests Dr Naveen Jayaram.

I want to be a role model for my son: Samir Kochhar
The dashing IPL anchor will give you fatherhood goals.

June 15, 2016
Can you pass a basic spelling test?
Take the quiz to find out.

Be careful how you cook, what you eat at home!
'They should cook in butter or ghee or olive oil. That is much healthier.'

June 14, 2016
World Blood Donor Day: How to donate blood safely

June 13, 2016
'I feel proud that my dad's last rites were done by my sister'
Suchandra Deb Roy writes about her father Nirmalendu Kumar Deb Roy.

Ghee, butter, cheese, eggs: Yes! Sugar, carbs: NO!
A must-read interview!

June 11, 2016
10 facts about blood you weren't aware of
Did you know there are about 30 recognised blood types?

June 10, 2016
Are you wearing the right footwear?
Warning: Crocs and similar kinds of footwear can cause severe foot problems.

Yoga or gym: What's best for your body?
Both these methods are loaded with equal benefits, which might make it tough for you to choose either one of them.

June 09, 2016
10 words that need to disappear!
They have become meaningless, overused.

Father is not my superhero. Or Mr Perfect...
Sunit Nair writes about what he thinks of his Father -- the word, the idea and the person.

June 08, 2016
#FatToFit: How I lost 20 kilos in 6 months
Anisha Banerjee shares her amazing weight loss story with us.

'It seemed like a life of unbearable captivity to me'
When she told me her story, I realised that one man's meat is another man's poison.

Have you been trolled online?
Tell us how you dealt with online abuse. Share your story.

Health quiz: Are earbuds good for you?
Some of the simple things you are doing every day may not necessarily be good for your health.

June 07, 2016
Are you eating moderately? Or over-eating?
The more people like a food, the more forgiving their definitions of moderation are, the study revealed.

Love at first sight: Is it possible?
Love at first sight -- happens or not -- Nisha Jamvwal explores the possibilities here.

Thinspired? Beware!
In the warped world of anorexia social networks, fans cheer and boo and urge anorexics to extremes.

June 04, 2016
Can tapeworm kill you? All you need to know
Consuming uncooked or contaminated food may put you at high risk of a tapeworm infection.

June 03, 2016
Dear moms, are you taking care of your health?
Here are seven health problems that moms must take note of.

June 02, 2016
Why foreplay is important for good sex!
For men, it ensures an erection, and for women, it ensures lubrication.

Dad's advice: 'Failure is not bigger than you'
Sydney based reader Kuldeep Apte writes about his father.

Reader pics: A peacock dance in summer
Readers share their summer pics. You can share yours too!

June 01, 2016
How good are your TENSES?
Take our quiz and find out.

#FatToFit: How I lost 26 kilos in 12 months
Vinod Kumar from New Delhi shares his incredible weight loss story.

May 31, 2016
Thoughtful gift: 'Santa used to give him this very special gift'
Readers share memories of their thoughtful gifts with us!

Make someone fall in love with you, in 5 simple steps
Yeah, it's possible! These are scientifically proven ways. Read on.

Dad's advice: Always work hard
Rana Pratap writes about his father.

May 30, 2016
Dad's advice: Happiness lies within
Asaithambi Balakrishnan tells us how he discovered the secret to happiness from his father's simple lifestyle

May 28, 2016
12 things I will teach my daughter
That you should never be obsessed with looks and outer beauty.

May 27, 2016
Poll: Android Neyyappam or Naankhatai?
Which Indian sweet you would like the next version of Android to be named after.

May 26, 2016
10 things women need to STOP doing right now!
Women, here are 10 things that you need to stop doing to each other right now.

The thoughtful gift my mother gave me
Readers share their thoughtful gifts.

Dad's advice: Let go, be happy
Shubham Roy from Delhi writes about his father.

May 25, 2016
Why do moms flaunt their babies on FB?
Those who felt societal pressure to be perfect moms posted more frequently than others to Facebook

Uff! Trying to keep up with young people!
At a party, Mitali Saran -- with wild exuberance -- decided to jump through an open doorway, from the living room to the terrace, and found herself in the doctor's office the next morning!

Tell-tale signs your partner is cheating on you
Got a hunch that something isn't right? Watch out for these signs.

Do you speak English like this?
We are Indians, we are like that only!

May 24, 2016
What's the best advice your father ever gave you?
What's the greatest thing you learned from your father? Tell us about it.

#FatToFit: How I lost 25 kilos in 18 months
Kanti Memani shares his incredible weight loss story.

Thoughtful gift: Thank you, Dad
Pankaj Dharamsey, 48, writes about the Father's Day gift he received.

May 23, 2016
Beware! Eating bread could lead to cancer
Nearly 84 per cent of the commonly available bread forms contain cancer-causing chemicals.

When exercise does more harm than good
The zillion benefits of exercise are well known; but can there be any dangers? Yes, as a matter of fact.

May 21, 2016
Why I don't let my daughter watch TV
A young mother shares why she decided to cut the cable connection and throw TV out of their lives for sometime.

May 20, 2016
Summer Pics: Shunning the summer heat!
Readers share their best summer photographs.

Thoughtful gift: A handmade card from my daughter
Readers talk about the most thoughtful gifts they've received.

Are your everyday habits harming your health?
Take this quiz to find out.

May 19, 2016
Low academic scores? Blame it on media multitasking
The more time teenagers spent on phones and TV, the lower their test scores in math and English tend to be.

English Quiz: How comma-savvy are you?
Find out right here.

Thoughtful gift: NGO children surprised me on my birthday
Basavaraj shares details of his most memorable gift from NGO children.

May 18, 2016
5 exercises to get sexy, toned legs
Walk, dance or take the stairs.

'Thank you Baba for these thoughtful gifts'
69-year-old Milon Sanyal writes about the books his Baba gifted him.

May 17, 2016
#FatToFit: How I lost 25 kilos in 6 months
Bhavik Bhadresh Mody's weight-loss story will leave you motivated.

20 clever cleaning hacks to make life easier
Smart home hacks to save some 'me' time and fasten up the cleaning process.

May 16, 2016
What's the most thoughtful gift you've ever received?
It could be something small, inexpensive yet meaningful.

Anal sex can get you pregnant
It's time to burst your bubble and make you face reality.

13 ways to avoid holiday weight gain
Follow these tips on your next vacation, and you'll return home without adding any extra kilos.

The tragedy of India's education system
At no stage is a student encouraged to develop further curiosity in a subject and those who do stumble upon their passion or interest do so more by chance than design.

May 14, 2016
Tips to keep the sparks flying during pregnancy
Here's how soon-to-be parents can nurture and build a stronger bond during this period.

May 13, 2016
In Pics: Sweet summertime
Send us your unusual summer pics!

10 secret benefits of exercise
Read on to find out!

May 12, 2016
Summer pics: It's playtime!
Readers share their summer pics.

Is it OK to date your best friend's ex?
Who's more important -- your BFF or dating her ex?

10 simple tips for healthy eating
You'll end up being more satisfied, eat your food without guilt and be healthier.

May 11, 2016
Summer pics: It's grazing time
Readers share their summer pics.

Spelling Quiz: How good are you?
Take the quiz below to see if you can find the misspelled words.

May 10, 2016
New moms, here's how to lose baby fat
It will help you feel more energised and relaxed.

Summer pics: Proud of my plumes
Readers share their summer photos, you can share yours too!

May 09, 2016
#FatToFit: How I lost 15 kilos in four months
A Mumbai-based commodity trader, Jezreel Pannikot shares his amazing weight loss story

6 badass lessons Kangana taught us
Whether it be playing strong, unconventional characters on screen or surviving personal setbacks, Kangana Ranaut is constantly inspiring us with her never-say-die attitude.

Summer pics that will make you smile
Readers share their fav summer pics.

May 08, 2016
Happy Mother's Day, Maa!
Readers share a message for their mothers.

May 07, 2016
Why sabudana should be your baby's first food
It promotes satiety and keeps the baby full for long

May 06, 2016
My Mom, my guardian angel!
Chitra R is grateful for everything her mother had done for her and, in this heartwarming feature, thanks the 'iron lady' she fondly calls 'Mommy'.

'Ma wanted me to be grounded'

Meat eaters live shorter lives: Study
Those who eat red or processed meat, on a daily basis, tend to lead shorter lives, a new study has revealed.

Mom and me: 'Maa, you are my life'
Readers share special photographs with their mothers.

May 05, 2016
Summer pics that make you go aww!
Readers share their summer photos with us.

'She is my teacher, counsellor and best friend'
A daughter's ode to her mother.

Mom and me: 'I'm nothing without you'
Readers share special pictures with their mothers.

May 04, 2016
6 reasons why I drop my daughter to daycare daily
I want to raise a confident daughter.

Summer Pics: Let's take a plunge!
Readers share their best summer moments!

Mom and me: 'You live in our hearts'
Readers share their special photographs with their mothers.

How to win over the world, Shabana Azmi style
Shabana Azmi's amazing life journey has lessons for all.

May 03, 2016
A working mother's letter to her child
Heart touching, must read!

Mom and me: 'You are my best friend'
Ahead of Mother's Day, readers share their pics with their mother.

May 02, 2016
Mom and Me: She taught me to be a good person
Ahead of Mother's Day, readers talk about their mothers.

How to protect your skin this summer
Here are tips on how to manage your skin this summer.

Summer pics: Visitors in my backyard
Reader Gargi Biswas's doors are always open for thirsty birds and animals!

April 29, 2016
Mom and me: 'I am what I am because of you'
Readers share special pictures of their mothers.

Summer pics: 'Water, the life saviour'
Readers share their unusual summer photos.

A daily health checklist for a happier you
Keep this checklist handy, and drive stress away!

April 28, 2016
Most men say things they don't really mean
Men have a small attention span and find it really difficult to listen to women.

Are you addicted to stress?
Here are 8 ways to let go.

Summer pics: Every drop counts!
Readers share their heartwarming summer pics!

Mom and Me: 'You are my inspiration'
Readers share their special moments with their mothers.

April 27, 2016
Is social media making you lonely?
Social media might just be leaving us more isolated and even depressed!

Mom and Me: 'You're the reason I smile'
Readers share their special moments with their mothers.

Summer pics: The thirsty soul
Readers share their unusual summer pics.

April 26, 2016
Your summer pics: Kids in a tub
We invited you, our dear readers, to share your unusual summer pictures with us and here is a fresh set of responses.

Healthy for Anant Ambani to have lost so much weight so soon?
It is said he worked towards losing weight in natural and safe ways.

Mom and Me: 'You are my world'
We invited you to share your memorable pictures with Mommy Dearest! Here are a couple of responses.

April 25, 2016
Mom and Me: Share your pictures!
We're inviting you, dear readers, to share pictures of you and your mother.

I become a Harappan seal maker for a day
History can actually be fun, discovers Uttam Ghosh/

#FatToFit: How I lost 36 kilos in 7 months
Mohit Vaid, 28, a media professional from Jammu shares his incredible weight loss success story.

Pics: This is how you enjoy summer!
Readers share their best summer pics. You can share yours too!

Got no money? You can still dance!
Anita Aikara/ attended the three-day event and returned with inspiring tales from young, struggling dancers.

April 23, 2016
'Indian moms are under a lot of pressure to breastfeed'
Actor Renuka Shahane talks about motherhood, family and career.

April 22, 2016
Summer pics: Ice creams, coconuts and more
Readers share their unusual summer pics. You can share yours too!

April 21, 2016
10 things we miss about summer
There was so little to complain about!

#FoodHacks: Want to know the secret to a better life?
Here are seven simple food habits you should change to have a better life.

April 20, 2016
9 reasons to eat watermelon
This sweet, thirst-quenching fruit will not only keep you hydrated but also reduce the chances of getting cancer.

April 19, 2016
Eat buckwheat flour. Lose weight
Here's how adding buckwheat flour to your meal can keep ailments at bay.

Why some women can't reach an orgasm
For females, a new study has revealed, physical anatomy plays more of an important role.

April 18, 2016
Share your one-of-a-kind summer pics!
Summer means beach outings, cooling off with ice creams and summer holidays! It's also the time to click plenty of pics, isn't it?

April 17, 2016
8 ways to beat the summer heat
With scorcher days ahead, you must be looking for ways to avoid the heat. Here are few!

April 16, 2016
All that glitters is trolled
Facebook's reaction to Barkha Dutt's child abuse proves we know absolutely nothing about rape.

30 reasons why girls should do crossfit
Girls, do you know crossfit can work as an anti-aging drug? Find out how!

April 15, 2016
Can you lose weight like Kate?
Here's what a mother who tried says.

April 14, 2016
Vishu kani, kaineetam and more
Vishu invokes fond memories of childhood writes Divya Nair/

Watch your mind, control stress
Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, gives you a lowdown on how to do this tricky meditation, and provides more evidence to lure you towards this practice.

April 13, 2016
Safe birth control 'pill' for men a step closer
The newly discovered enzyme decreases the sperm's ability to swim, so that fertilisation cannot occur.

10 simple ways to get back in shape
Cut down sugar. Get adequate sleep.

April 10, 2016
9 interesting baby facts you didn't know!
Here are 9 amazing baby facts that are hard-to-believe but true!

April 08, 2016
The significance of Cheti Chand, the Sindhi New Year
The Sindhi New Year 'chetichand' holds a lot of importance, as this is a day when friends and relatives come together to meet one another.

April 07, 2016
8 simple ways you can manage diabetes
Did you know that mushrooms can help control your sugar level?

How to be a super dad
Realise your importance and find a balance.

April 06, 2016
Oral sex: Is it really give and take?
Both men and women said giving oral sex was more distasteful for men than women.

Food nutrients: Are you getting enough?
Here's how to refill the loss of important nutrients when you can't eat them.

April 05, 2016
The perils of online love
'I felt sorry the handsome woman had to spend her birthday in a war zone, away from her eight-year-old kid and her drifting husband, both in the US.'

March 28, 2016
Holi pics: Readers share their photos
Readers share their Holi pics!

Tips to treat 6 summer skin problems
The scorching summer season is approaching, and it brings along several skin problems. Are you geared up to fix them yet?

March 26, 2016
5 types of people you will date in your 20s
'Who should I date?' This question hovers in our minds in our 20s. Here's how you should evaluate the one you like.

March 25, 2016
What my year of no-shopping taught me
It was not just about saving time. Or money. There were many more lessons to be learnt, discovers Neha Saigal.

March 24, 2016
Holi pics: My son enjoying Holi
Readers share pics of Holi.

Is a high protein diet good for your health?
A high protein diet helps you lose weight and also enables the brain to function properly. But do you know that it can lead to heart diseases?

Holi pics: A celebration with friends
Readers share their Holi pics.

March 23, 2016
Holi pics: When we made a swimming pool of water and mud
Readers share their Holi pics

Holi Hacks: How to protect your skin and hair
Tips for a safe and happy Holi.

March 22, 2016
Holi pics: Remembering a childhood Holi celebration
Pramod Yeram sent us a pic of his childhood Holi celebration. You can share yours too!

Jab We Met: 'I liked her bold, straightforward nature'
Rajesh Ranadive tells us how he met his life partner Seema.

March 21, 2016
Share your Holi pics with us!
Have a photograph of you celebrating Holi with family and friends. Share it with us!

Are you making these gym mistakes?
Here are 7 common workout mistakes women make.

March 19, 2016
5 surprising pregnancy rules that nobody will tell you about!
Eating healthy, exercising, not smoking and drinking are the most common pregnancy rules. But here are some more...

March 18, 2016
Jab We Met: 'I never had a boyfriend'
Sucharita Lahiri tells us how she met her husband 31 years ago.

March 16, 2016
9 foods to increase blood platelets
Did you know that consuming milk and garlic will help increase your platelet count?

March 15, 2016
What's a 'healthy' vegetarian diet?
'Having refined carbohydrates -- such as maida -- in excess is not really healthy.'

Jab We Met: 'My mother said NO'
Sameer Jadhav tells us how he found his wife through a matrimonial website.

March 14, 2016
Jab we met: 'We met at a conference'
Raj Iyengar tells us how he met his wife Taru Dewan.

March 12, 2016
5 types of annoying cousins every Indian has
Perhaps, you don't mean it!

March 11, 2016
Simple exercises to strengthen your butt
A stronger rear prevents you from lower back ache and improves your posture and balance.

Jab We Met: 'I couldn't take my eyes off her'
Ravi Sharma tells us how his assistant at work became the 'boss of his life'.

March 10, 2016
'You have hair. Donate it. Put a smile on their faces'
One does not need to be extraordinary to be a hero. Sometimes, cutting your hair can be enough.

Jab We Met: 'I was awestruck by her beauty'
Dr Deepak Jacob tells us how love blossomed for him in college.

March 09, 2016
Quiz: Are you committed to being fit?
Take this quiz to assess whether you are going to be fit for life.

Jab We Met: 'She was simple, innocent'
Dr VijayKumar tells us how two people from different cities ended up as partners for life.

Should you date your high school sweetheart?
Here are the pros and cons of being in a relationship with your high school sweetheart.

March 08, 2016
Jab We Met: 'He waited for eight years'
Shivalika Patel tells us how she got married to her school sweetheart.

March 07, 2016
Want to look young? Avoid the sun
Those who ditched the sun, a study has revealed, looked up to 20 years younger.

Jab We Met: 'I was in love with someone else'
Sameer Kulkarni tells us how the girl he never wanted to marry became his wife.

March 04, 2016
Craving for a flat tummy? Try this!
These exercises will bring your tummy back in shape.

March 03, 2016
Want to look this stunning?
Gorgeous model-actress Lisa Haydon shares her beauty secrets.

Jab We Met: 'She has an unusual name'
Prakash Karmokar tells us how love happened after marriage.

March 02, 2016
Jab We Met: 'She was calm and polite'
Dibyendu Karfa tells us how he got past cultural differences to marry the girl he loved.

March 01, 2016
Jab We Met: She is my friend's sister
Satish Gangwar tells us how he found his lady love Deepti.

5 ways to cope with depression
Depression is not just a state of mind, it is a disease. Here's how to fight it.

February 29, 2016
Opposites DON'T attract when it comes to love: Study
People in relationships do not change each other over time, say researchers.

Jab We Met: 'I didn't ask for her photograph'
Seshadri Viswanathan tells us how he fell for Sunita.

February 28, 2016
8 anti-aging foods for your skin
These super foods will keep your skin supple and healthy.

February 27, 2016
Jab We Met: We kept our fingers crossed
Anil Dhawan shares his love story.

February 26, 2016
Let's talk about sexual consent
Consent isn't a privilege; it is a basic human right.

Jab We Met: 'Our parents said NO'
Charanjeet tells us how cultural differences couldn't stop him from getting married to the love of his life.

How stress affects your blood pressure
Stress, if not treated, could prove fatal in the long run.

February 25, 2016
Beware! There are hidden calories in your food
Read this before you get started on a 'healthy' eating plan.

Jab We Met: 'I proposed to her on national TV'
Anand Ghatage tells us how his love blossomed over the phone chats.

February 24, 2016
Revealed: The secret to lasting love
Couples who communicate well and have sex more frequently are happier.

But who'll help me?
Even the most positive change can inflict collateral damage, discovers Geetanjali Krishna.

Are you neglecting your health?
Here are 10 easy tips for a healthy mind and body.

February 23, 2016
Jab We Met: 'We've been married for 48 years'
Rediff reader Charan Singh, 82 tells us he first saw his lady love 70 years ago.

February 22, 2016
How to protect your skin from sun damage
Sunscreen will help you get a gorgeous glow.

Jab We Met: 'She was eleven, I was 12'
Swapnil Bajpai tells us how he and his childhood sweetheart were destined to be together.

February 20, 2016
Jab We Met: 'I had decided to say NO'
Chetan Saindane tells us how he met his life partner.

February 19, 2016
Jab We Met: 'I couldn't express my feelings to her'
Pradeep Bokariya tells us how he fell for his lady-love at the first glance.

February 18, 2016
Jab We Met: 'She was the one'
Arindom Chakraborty from Kolkata tells us how he met Antara.

February 17, 2016
Natural remedies for a sinus infection
Suffering from sinusitis? Here's what to do.

Jab We Met: 'She was very nervous'
Sundeep tells us how he met his wife Surekha.

Couple shares secrets to their 80-year marriage
New Zealand based Jeram Ravji and Ganga Ravji have been awarded the longest married couple.

February 16, 2016
Jab We Met: 'I have grown up with him'

February 15, 2016
Jab We Met: 'I was smitten by her cute looks'
Zahihr Shaikh tells us how Samina's cuteness took his heart away.

7 things to NEVER do after a breakup
Don't date someone just to forget your ex.

February 14, 2016
10 bizarre V-Day traditions from around the world
Some of these will make you chuckle.

Jab We Met: 'I was rejected'
Monisha Patil tells us how she met and fell in love with Balwant.

February 13, 2016
9 signs you should NOT date him
Is he cute, confused or mean? Find out!

In love with a fitness freak?
Here how to celebrate the day of love!

Jab We Met: 'She was new to college'
Adil Shaikh, 29, shares his love story.

February 12, 2016
Why parents must meet your partner
Being parents, they know you best.

Relationship advice from your favourite TV stars
Television actors tell us what the secret to a successful relationship is.

Valentine's Day 2016: Your love horoscope!
What the stars have in store for your romantic life.

'Once a cheater, always a cheater'
Tista Sengupta tells you where you have been going wrong in your love life.

Jab We Met: She said 'yes' after 10 days
Rediff reader Arpith Bhat shares his story.

February 11, 2016
Are you a victim of emotional abuse?
Madhura Sansare gets into the details of what emotional abuse entails, and how to combat it.

What India must learn from Chandigarh
The Chandigarh government is trying to ensure that students from the north-east are not discriminated against.

V-Day Special: 10 things to avoid on your first date
How to make your FIRST DATE a grand SUCCESS!

Jab We Met: 'She was the 30th girl I met'
Vijayendra Sheth tells us how he found love.

February 10, 2016
6 partner stretches to make fitness fun
Team up to get in shape and to strengthen your bond!

Jab We Met: 'It wasn't love at first sight'
Awshesh K Gautam tells us how he met Shruthi.

Can you be second time lucky in love?
Nisha JamVwal explores the possibilities of a re-united relationship.

February 09, 2016
5 signs your marriage needs help
Dr Sanjoy Mukherjee tells you why marriages break and what you can do to prevent it.

Jab We Met: 'We studied in the same class'
Amit tells us how he met and fell in love with his classmate and wife Sharvari.

February 08, 2016
1 in 3 couples don't have sex on their wedding night
A new study has revealed that wedding night sex is on the decline.

Chinese New Year predictions: 2016, Year of the Monkey
On the occasion of Chinese New Year, Monisha Singh Dudaney gives you a look at what 2016, the Year of the Monkey has in store for you!

February 07, 2016
Jab We Met: 'She completes me'
Tarun Purohit tells us how his aunt played a key role in connecting him and Monika

Jab We Met: 'We exchanged numbers'
Reader Swati shares her Jab We Met story. You can share yours too!

February 06, 2016
Jab We Met: 'I couldn't forget her smile and voice'
Amul Tamboli tells us how he fell in love with Swapna.

February 05, 2016
Does winning make you dishonest?
People who win a competition are more likely to cheat or act dishonestly in the future, say researchers.

Beware! Less sleep can lead to Facebook addiction
If you find yourself checking your Facebook account many times during the day, then it is a sign of compulsive behavior, which, according to a recent study, is a result of lack of sleep.

Jab We Met: 'I was grilled to the hilt'
Anand Venkatramakrishnan tells us how he met Vandana Chaudhary.

February 04, 2016
Jab We Met: She proposed first
Rediff reader Syed Anwar tells us how he met Neha Shaikh.

February 03, 2016
'This is our freedom struggle'
'We will get our rights as normal citizens of India and enjoy those rights as openly and fearlessly as you and others do.'

How life changes after marriage
Here's a fun look at how equations change post marriage.

Jab We Met: I spoke to her after 11 yrs
Anand Magesh shares his heart warming love story.

February 02, 2016
Jab We Met: 'My eyes would search for her'
Rediff reader Laxmikanta Nayak from Orissa shares his story.

Jab We Met: 'I found him humble, sweet'
Ramya Nair tells us how she found love in Arun.

February 01, 2016
Jab We Met: 'In her, I found a friend forever'
Ankit Zanwar tells us how he met his wife Mitali.

January 31, 2016
Jab We Met: 'She was filled with anger'
Rajat Jain tells us how he met his partner Kriti.

January 30, 2016
Jab We Met: 'I was attracted to him'
Sheetal tells us how she met the love of her life next door.

January 29, 2016
Want to lose weight? Exercise alone won't help
It's time to stop assuming that more physical activity always means more calories.

The Calmwali Bai
"For years I had been the cynosure of all eyes in my residential complex -- 'the lady with the full-time maid!'"

Sleepless nights put women at diabetes risk
Lack of sleep in women, a study has observed, is linked to diabetes.

Jab We Met: 'Our horoscopes didn't match'
Rediff reader Ashish Gupta shares his love story.

January 28, 2016
Jab We Met: 'She was shy, introverted'
Rediff reader Rahul Kapse tells us how he met and fell in love with Ashwini.

Quiz: Are you eating these brain boosting foods?
Your brain needs as much food as your muscles.

January 27, 2016
Using contraception can spice up your sex life
A new study has linked the use of contraception to improving your sex life.

Jab we met: 'She was simple and beautiful'
Asish Agarwal tells us how he met his partner Nupur Hamirwasi.

January 26, 2016
Jab We Met: 'Long distance didn't separate us'
Rediff reader Pranav Jadeja, who met his wife at an apartment lobby, shares his love story! You can share yours too!

Republic Day Quiz: What is India's national emblem?
Do you know when was the Constitution of India formally adopted? Do you know what is the national emblem of India? Take this simple quiz and find out!

January 25, 2016
Jab We Met: 'Jodiya upar se bankar aati hai'
Rediff reader Mithu Sharma tells us how he met his would-be wife. You too can share your special love story with us this Valentine's Day!

5 ways to ease back pain
Here are five tips you can incorporate in your daily life for lower back pain relief.

January 24, 2016
Jab We Met: 'I liked his supreme self-confidence'
Rediff reader Moutan Lahiri tells us how she was proposed by her would-be husband!

January 23, 2016
Jab We Met: 'We are living a very happy married life'
Rediff reader Ritesh Darda, who met his wife online, shares his love story!

January 22, 2016
Jab We Met: 'I fell in love for the first time'
Rediff reader Santanu Ghosh shares his love story.

January 21, 2016
JabWeMet: Share YOUR love story with us!
We want to hear about how you met your partner and fell in love, so write in and let us know!

January 20, 2016
Tell us how you'd JUDGE strangers
Is it their appearance, looks or weight? It's time to be honest.

Do you have Vitamin A deficiency?
Check for these warning symptoms.

High blood pressure? Texting can help!
A new study has revealed that typing could help reduce blood pressure.

Slurp! Three non-veg soup recipes
Reshma Aslam tells you how to make Chicken Yakhni, Chicken Corn Soup and Paya Soup.

January 19, 2016
#SuitUp: 10 ways to wear a pantsuit
Take a cue from these fashion queens and know how to wear the pantsuit trend right.

6 tips to build healthy bones
Begin your day with exercise. Do not sit for too long.

January 18, 2016
8 fitness goals to get in awesome shape!
Staying fit is the first step to living healthy. So set your fitness goals and get stronger and flexible this New Year.

January 17, 2016
OMG! Look at those nails!
Quirky nail art designs from Nailathon 2016.

January 15, 2016
Quiz: Are you making these posture mistakes?
A good posture boosts our self-confidence and self-esteem, says yogacharya Shameem Akthar.

January 14, 2016
Quiz: How much sun is good for your health?
Did you know that sunlight has important effects on your body?

Revealed! The secret to Nimrat's beautiful skin and hair
The actress reveals all her beauty hacks!

Eat fruits to reduce erectile dysfunction risk!
Did you know berries can help improve your sexual health?

January 13, 2016
Photos: Young achievers in the spotlight
Photographer Pravin Talan's 2016 Calendar is a page-turner which celebrates talent.

How to get flat abs

January 12, 2016
Guys, your smartphone can affect your fertility
Mobile phones could be doing more harm than good.

Beware men! These aphrodisiacs can harm your health
A recent study has found that certain male health supplements carry ingredients that can harm your health.

7 signs it's time to change your workout routine
Not getting desired results or suffering from workout fatigue?

Photos: Travellers strip off for No Pants Day
Travellers across the country dropped their pants to celebrate this annual ritual.

January 11, 2016
What these hot models have been up to!
A round-up of all the action from the lives of top models... as seen through their Instagram feeds :-)

How to take care of oily skin
Here are nine natural ways to manage oily skin.

January 08, 2016
One in 4 kids sexually harassed by friends online
Watch out -- your child's closest friends might be abusing him online.

Watching fitness DVDs at home may harm you
A recent study says that watching fitness DVDs at home may be harmful.

8 smart ways to lose weight this year
This New Year, focus on your fitness goals and shed those extra kilos to live a healthy life.

January 07, 2016
Suffering from neck and shoulder pain?
A bad posture can lead to neck and shoulder pain.

Oral contraceptives don't cause birth defects
Popping a pill before or during pregnancy doesn't risk the chance of birth defects, a new study has revealed.

January 06, 2016
12 awesome ways to wear retro fashion
These old fashion trends are back in style. Here's how to wear them.

January 05, 2016
5 ways to be healthier and happier this year
Yogacharya Shameem Akthar tells you how to start 2016 on a healthy note.

Banned! Don't use these words in 2016
Presenting a list of words from 2015 that we should leave behind.

January 04, 2016
Is your child ready to make choices?

Poll: What's your New Year's resolution?
Take the poll and tell us what tops your agenda this year.

Get back in shape in a month!
Here's an easy to follow post-binge fitness plan to detox and shed the fat in 4 weeks.

Astrospeak: Your zodiac forecast for 2016
What is the New Year looking like for you? Here's what the stars predict, based on your astrological sign.

January 02, 2016
How to spice up your love life
The key to a successful relationship lies in the little surprises you plan along the way.

December 31, 2015
VOTE: Who is the hottest model of 2015?
These hotties have been the toast of the fashion world this year. Vote for your favourite.

How to get rid of a hangover
Simple ways to cure a hangover after a long New Year Eve party.

How to turn down a guy gracefully
Learn to say 'no' politely and it will take you far in life, believe me.

December 30, 2015
Not another reception, please!
'On presents, deciding what will pass muster, considering the closeness of the people concerned and the state of the wallet, is one headache,' says Subir Roy.

December 29, 2015
#Fitspiration : How celebs stay fit!
These pics of super hot celebs working out will inspire you too!

December 28, 2015
The best time to have sex is...
Seems like love is an afternoon thing.

Don't slouch! Fix your bad posture NOW
It will make you look slimmer and taller too!

Queer, and proud of it!
The LGBT community in Mumbai, as in parts of India, longs for acceptance, freedom and equal rights and to spread this message a group of 15 people gathered at Mumbai's Marine Drive to ask for hugs. And acceptance.

December 25, 2015
Reader's pics: Christmas trees, cribs and more
Have you shared your Christmas celebration pic yet?

December 23, 2015
Oh those endless legs! Vote for the hottest
Caution: The mercury level is all set to rise.

Quiz: Are you overdosing on vitamins?
Too much of health supplements can be dangerous for your health. Find out how.

December 22, 2015
How to fight the fat after 40
Speed up your metabolism, here's how...

December 21, 2015
Party without piling on the kilos
Enjoy the booze, the sloth, the endless party nibbles and still keep your health and weight in check by following these simple tips from diet and nutrition expert Dr Varun Katyal.

December 20, 2015
Look gorgeous on your wedding day
Follow these simple skin care tips from beauty expert Shahnaz Husain.

December 19, 2015
'I caught him talking to his ex''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

Have a Christmas celebration pic? Share it with us
Share your Christmas celebration pics with us, and we'll publish it :)

December 18, 2015
The kindness of a stranger-mom
Neha Saigal recalls her uncharacteristic behaviour on her first transatlantic flight.

December 17, 2015
Watching horror movies can actually KILL you!
How? It really can curdle your blood, says a new research.

Workout tips for those who give up easily
Gave up exercising midway? Here's how to start again and keep going.

December 15, 2015
Being vegetarian is BAD for the environment
Consuming more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood can actually harm the environment, according to a study.

Pet's day out: Your dog needs a holiday too!
Pets are finally getting to have their share of fun -- out in the sun.

When Virat Kohli revealed his fun side
India's Test captain Virat Kohli is as good off the pitch as he is on it. Read on!

Do you know the logic behind these superstitions?
Most rituals that we blindly follow today have a scientific and logical history to it.

December 14, 2015
Suffering from anxiety and depression?
Acupuncture can provide a natural form of relief and help you return to a happier life, says Dr Dolly Gurbaxani, a certified acupuncturist.

December 12, 2015
Home remedies to fight hairfall
Amla, coconut oil, almonds -- can all do wonders for your hair.

December 11, 2015
Two drinks a day keeps Alzheimers at bay?
Moderate drinking has been associated with a lower risk of developing and dying from heart disease and stroke.

December 09, 2015
7 comfort foods to heal a broken heart
Instead of venting your anger, look for solace in the right foods.

December 08, 2015
Facebook increases risk of alcohol abuse: Study
The more a Facebook user's friends are also friends with one another, the more likely she is to misuse alcohol, a recent study has revealed.

5 moves to tone your butt
Target your glutes with this exercise routine and get 'belfie' ready!

Woot! Parineeti goes for the kill
Parineeti Chopra rocked the ramp like she owned it!

December 07, 2015
Hey Sona!
Dabangg girl Sonakshi Sinha stole the limelight at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour in Mumbai.

Young. Successful. And they cycle to work :)

December 05, 2015
Happy Birthday Manish Malhotra
On Manish Malhotra's 50th birthday, take a glimpse of his best runway creations.

December 04, 2015
Live-in couples as happy as married ones, says research
Marriage's emotional benefits may not be as exclusive as people once believed.

December 03, 2015
#ChennaiFloods: 'I am one of the luckier ones'
Chennai resident Evelyn Ratnakumar writes how Chennai floods fail to dissolve the resilient urban spirit

Don't gain weight this party season
Try this workout now!

Chat: The Love Guru addresses relationship problems!
Heartbroken? Fighting too often? Want to propose? Love Guru is here to help.

December 02, 2015
Home remedies to cure a common cold
Ditch the painkillers, seek help from your own kitchen.

December 01, 2015
The summer that changed me
'These kids are brilliant. They had mature and interesting conversations with me. They told me about their families. They looked over my shoulder when I was correcting books and pointed out errors.'

How informed are you about HIV and AIDS?
Did you know that 3.2 million children worldwide are living with HIV?

November 30, 2015
Walk The Talk: Celebs for a cause
They came, they dazzled and won our hearts too!

How to get rid of a double chin
The secret to a crisp jawline is not so difficult.

November 28, 2015
'I am 41. No one loves me''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

November 27, 2015
'Every time I hear: Be safe, I cringe'
'I am proud of the many things my country is. At the same time I do not need to turn a blind eye to the (man-made) flaws.'

Pics: What are India's hottest models up to?
These girls are chilling even when they're working!

Get fit with Surya Namaskar
The Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar is a combination of various poses seamlessly flowing into one big movement. Brinda Sapat shows us how to make the most of it.

Old school romance: Can we please bring it back?
Leave your phone at home and try to focus on what your partner's day was like.

November 26, 2015
6 health benefits of smiling
A smile is the perfect way to show everyone that you are doing great.

November 25, 2015
More Indian women active on Tinder than men
Online dating app Tinder today said it has witnessed a 400 per cent increase in downloads in the country in the past year, and women are more active in using the application than men.

Eat these foods to strengthen your immune system
Keep infections and ailments at bay with a plateful of these vegetables.

November 24, 2015
Don't let anger destroy your relationships
The root cause of most relationships bursting into flames is the lack of empathy and a heart full of rage that we often shoot at our loved ones.

Can chewing gum fight food decay?
Take this quiz to find out which foods and drinks are good for your teeth.

November 23, 2015
Can emojis prevent AIDS?
Soon, condom emoji may save you from unsafe sex

How to care for your feet this winter
Allow yourself the luxuries of foot spas and relaxing massages.

November 22, 2015
5 simple ways to deal with a stroke
Just like depression and high blood pressure, did you know that indigestion, headache and sleeplessness can also lead to a stroke?

November 20, 2015
Beware! Your teen could be in danger
If your child has access to the Internet, they could find themselves in trouble.

10 foods that will help you sleep better

Amitabh Bachchan, Varun Dhawan at Shilpa Shetty's book launch
A look at the the B'town stars who made it to Shilpa Shetty's book launch

Should couples sign a prenuptial agreement?
Will a prenup strengthen or ruin a relationship? Share your views!

'My wife doesn't trust me''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

November 19, 2015
Quit Facebook, be happier?
Do you agree or disagree? Share your views with us.

Want to avert diabetes? Pop a Viagra
Taking the male potency pill may benefit the patients at diabetes risk, according to a new study.

Want a happy marriage? Have sex just once a week!
There is no significant link between having sex more than once a week and greater happiness, says a new study.

November 18, 2015
Dieters beware! How trouble-free is fat-free?
Take care while choosing these 'fat-free' foods because they really don't always mean what you assume they do. Here's why...

Quit it! Smoking makes you less intelligent
A new study has revealed that smoking can impair thinking skills such as planning, decision-making and problem-solving.

Can't hold a drink? Blame your genes
A new study has the answer to your embarrassing alcohol moment.

November 17, 2015
Drink coffee to live longer
Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day might help you live longer, new research from Harvard suggests.

November 16, 2015
Are you addicted to online shopping?
Online shopping is becoming an obsession, a distraction and a cause of distress for a rising number of Indians. Are you a Compulsive Online Purchaser?

Beware! Raisins can ruin your child's teeth
The concentrated sugar content in dried fruit is extremely detrimental to a child's teeth

November 14, 2015
#SiblingLove: Readers share Bhai Dooj pics
It's time to express yourself -- post a picture and tell your sibling how much you love them!

Hot as Hell: 20 Best Looks From Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show brings the hottest models under one roof.

November 13, 2015
Hot as Hell!
The temperatures soared as angel strutted in style for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

'Brushing more than twice a day can damage your teeth'
Remember, your oral hygiene does not depend on the number of times you brush.

IN PICS: Readers share their colourful Rangolis

November 12, 2015
#SiblingLove: Share your Bhai Dooj pics
It could be a picture from your childhood, graduation party, picnic or family function.

November 11, 2015
10 reasons why Surya Namaskar is good for you
Practice Surya Namaskar every morning to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

Readers share their Rangoli pics!
You can share your colourful and creative works of art too.

November 10, 2015
These foods will improve your sex life
It's your diet that holds the key to a fulfilling sex life. Boost libido by changing what you eat.

Share your Rangoli pics with us!
We want to know what you've drawn this Diwali! Send us your photographs!

Quiz: Are chubby babies healthier than skinny babies?
Take this quiz by Lakshmy Ramanathan, author of For Bumpier Times: An Indian Mother's Guide to 101 Pregnancy & Childcare Practices and find out.

November 09, 2015
Sex survey: Men want quantity, women want quality
...And the top relationship deal-breakers for both men and women were: dishevelled, lazy or needy.

#Nostalgia! 10 things we miss about Diwali now
Disclaimer! If you were born post 2000, some of the things mentioned in this piece might seem ancient.

How to beat the Diwali bulge
Here's how to keep a check on your weight this party season.

November 08, 2015
'I am in love with my wife's friend''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

November 07, 2015
A newborn baby's nose is red and swollen because...
In the third part of this series, Lakshmy Ramanathan, author of For Bumpier Times: An Indian Mother's Guide to 101 Pregnancy & Childcare Practices, helps you learn more dos and don'ts of pregnancy.

November 06, 2015
Are you following the right fitness trend?
Changing your workout according to latest trends is great. But does it meet your fitness goal? Read on...

'Madam, zamaana disco wala hai'
Tista Sengupta takes a walk through Kumbharwada, north Mumbai's potters' colony, and discovers that kumbhars struggle to keep the traditional art of clay diya making alive. Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

November 05, 2015
Rising temperatures = less sex?
Global warming can lower your sex drive says a new study.

Chat: The Love Guru addresses relationship problems!
Heartbroken? Fighting too often? Want to propose? Love Guru is here to help.

November 04, 2015
Can we feed honey to a newborn?
Take this quiz by Lakshmy Ramanathan author of For Bumpier Times: An Indian Mother's Guide to 101 Pregnancy & Childcare Practices and find out.

November 03, 2015
How to boost a lagging sex life
Guys, here's what you can do to give your love life a much-needed boost.

Hate your belly bulge?
Here's how you can fight it.

November 02, 2015
Pregnancy Quiz: Science vs Superstition
Take this quiz to see how prepared you are to filter the buzz around your bump and whether you can differentiate between fact and old wives' tale, science and superstition.

October 30, 2015
Bearded men are more likely to cheat: Women, please note!
According to a study, men with facial hair are more likely to cheat on their partners and get into fights than clean shaven men.

'My parents have advised me to stay away from him''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

October 29, 2015
Karva Chauth: Fasting tips for pregnant women
Here are some tips for healthy fasting.

October 27, 2015
Your most memorable Karva Chauth. Tell us!

9 ways to turbo-charge your workout
Follow these tips from fitness instructor Brinda Sapat to make your workout more effective.

October 26, 2015
Internet infidelity can be addictive
Online infidelity can be addictive, according to a recent study.

Back to the present
Looking at how the idea of gift giving and taking on Diwali has changed

October 23, 2015
Revealed: The secret to marital bliss
You can improve your chances for high marital quality by using the power of 'thank you' as a recent study suggests that showing gratitude and believing that your partner values you, directly influences how you behave in your marriage.

Dengue: Myths and facts
Dr P Jagannath shares some interesting facts about dengue, debunks popular myths, and throws light on necessary steps to take in case someone contracts the dreaded disease.

October 21, 2015
Beauty tips to get gorgeous this festive season
Ace make-up artist and hair stylist Seema V Jerajani of SVJ Academy shows us how to get the perfect festive look.

Dance your way to good health
Why run when you can dance.

October 20, 2015
Foods that keep you full for longer
Keep hunger and mindless snacking at bay with these 9 foods that will help you feeling full, for a longer time.

October 19, 2015
Quiz: How healthy are your nails?

October 18, 2015
The changing rules of commitment
Nisha JamVwal takes a look at how the women of today have come a long way from being traditional home makers and now are calling all the shots and taking leaps in their individual careers, questioning social norms while at it.

October 16, 2015
Pregnancy FAQs: How to reduce labour pain
Do you know what's the safest and painless way to childbirth?

'My wife doesn't respect my parents''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

October 14, 2015
9 natural ways to remove makeup
Did you know that baby oil can help you get rid of mascara stains?

October 13, 2015
Top 10 healthy foods for Navratri
Why starve while fasting when you can feast on these nutritious goodies?

October 11, 2015
3 simple ways to strike work-life balance
The attempt here is to elaborate on the cues to work on, in everyday life, that make life and work more gratifying.

October 09, 2015
Men and women see 'cheating' differently

Want to cure asthma? Exercise daily for 30 minutes
The workout doesn't have to be strenuous, say experts.

'My wife is spying on me''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

October 08, 2015
Do you know the dangers of aromatherapy oils?
Take this quiz to get a lowdown on over-use or wrong use of essential oils used in aromatherapy.

October 06, 2015
Is too much exercise bad for your body?
It can cause more harm than good -- from minor aches and pains, to serious injuries that can lay you up in bed for a while.

5 good reasons to dump your boyfriend
An insecure, dominating, assertive man is the furthest thing from what it takes to make a good partner, says Avantika Debnath

October 05, 2015
How your cellphone is ruining your love life
If you're guilty of phubbing, that is snubbing others by constantly looking at your cellphone, then you may want to change your ways soon as a recent survey confirms that cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression.

October 02, 2015
'My husband always favours his mother in an argument''s Love Guru answered readers' queries on their relationship problems.

October 01, 2015
Quiz: Are you Bridelicious?
Answer these questions honestly and see where you stand and what you have to change to get the body you want.

September 29, 2015
Heart attack: What to do in the first 60 minutes
Thumb rule: Never ignore any pain in the chest area.

September 28, 2015
12 ways to keep your heart healthy and happy
Do all of these as part of your daily routine and you will have a fine heart that will keep beating strong for years!

September 27, 2015
Suffered a heart attack? Expert tips to recover and stay well
Here's what to do to improve your heart health.

September 26, 2015
Are you a nomophobic?
Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.

'Should I tell my fiance about my ex?'
Rediff's Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

September 24, 2015
Can you find love after 40?
After 40, getting into a romance is like batting your eyelashes at an approaching SUV before throwing yourself under its wheels, says Mitali Saran.

10 tips to prevent heart disease and stroke
Dr Manoj Kumar, associate director & head -- cardiac cath lab, of Delhi-based Max Super Specialty Hospital lists simple ways to protect your heart.

September 23, 2015
'I want to make Lord Ganesh happy'
Sandeep Gajakosh wanted to be an artist, and God, he tells Tista Sengupta/, helped him find a way.

Stop counting calories! Eat well to stay fit
Here's how to create a healthy relationship with your food.

September 21, 2015
How to reduce computer eye strain
Are you suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome?

September 18, 2015
6 ways to make Lord Ganesha happy
This Ganesh Chaturthi, pledge to do these things do if you really want to please Lord Ganesha

What is the right way to do pranayama?
Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, takes you through a quiz to help you learn about the marvellous aspects of this limb of yoga.

September 17, 2015
Expert tips to care for your body
Occupational therapist Dr Indu Tandon tells you how to take care of your spine, joints and bones.

September 14, 2015
How to get six-pack abs
A workout plan for an hour or so, six days a week can help you get a lean, muscular body with washboard abs.

September 11, 2015
Will Dhee's story inspire the LGBT community?
Bangladesh gets its first ever lesbian comic strip. Read on...

'I love a girl, but she has ego issues'
Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

September 10, 2015
'No cream can change your natural skin colour'
Retinols are great for treating many skin conditions especially ageing and pigmentation.

September 09, 2015
The secret to having a healthy heart
A healthy diet that is low on fat and sugar combined by regular exercise can improve the life of your heart.

September 08, 2015
How much do you know about fitness?
Do you know your biceps from your triceps? Take this fun quiz to find out!

September 06, 2015
Too expensive to buy? Rent instead
There is an emerging trend of renting out designer outfits for a fraction of their market price.

September 05, 2015
#Happy-Teacher's-Day: Share your photos
On the occasion of Teacher's Day, September 5, we invite you, dear readers, to share your pictures with your teachers.

September 04, 2015
How to get the body you want without starving
Eat what you love but remember to burn extra calories and fight fat.

'I feel alone, sad, depressed and betrayed''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

September 02, 2015
How Bruna Abdullah got rid of back pain
We bring you an excerpt from fitness instructor Namrata Purohit's latest book The Lazy Girl's Guide to Being Fit that describes in detail how Abdullah overcame her ordeal.

September 01, 2015
Does your child have high cholesterol?
An increasing number of overweight and under-exercised children are staring at serious heart problems if parents don't step in

How to get the body of a model
Model Prabhjot Singh shares his fitness mantras.

August 25, 2015
Mindless office habits ruining your health
...And mindful ways to break them.

August 24, 2015
The four-minute workout
Fitness instructor Namrata Purohit offers a simple workout routine to get a fit and fab body.

August 22, 2015
'She insulted me. But I still care for her''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems...

Do adults need vaccination?
Adults are as likely as children to fall prey to diseases that immunisation can potentially prevent.

August 21, 2015
10 tips to get the perfect posture
When you have a proper posture, your lungs will open up and more oxygen will enter your body.

August 20, 2015
Want to lose weight? STOP weighing yourself
You're still fat because the weight loss idiot in you hasn't junked this ONE unwanted habit yet!

August 17, 2015
The Mind-Body workouts
While exercises like yoga and Pilates boost your bliss, can they replace a weight and cardio workout? Read on...

August 16, 2015
Abhay Deol questions India's obsession with sex
This is how the Bollywood star reacted to Mumbai's cops' 'moral policing' after they rounded up and harassed 13 consenting couples from a hotel near Aksa beach in Mumbai

August 15, 2015
Did you cheat on your partner? Here's a 7-step break-up guide
Here are a few things that could help you both get through the break-up...

August 14, 2015
'My wife wants to control me; how do I handle her?'
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on August 13, Love Guru advised them on their relationship problems

August 13, 2015
What to do when your workout isn't working
Not getting the desired results from your exercise routine? Here's why and what you can do about it.

Chat: The Love Guru addresses relationship problems!
Heartbroken? Fighting too often? Want to propose? Love Guru is here to help.

August 11, 2015
Block the stalker
Cyberstalking is a real threat as social media increasingly becomes an extension of one's life. But there are things you can do to protect yourself from it

Quick workouts for super busy people
No time to workout? Here's how to fit exercise into your daily routine.

August 10, 2015
Secret 7: How to balance your health with chakras
Millions across the world vouch for 'Yoga' as a way of life but not many understand how the Asanas, Pranayam and meditation actually affect our body's 'Chakras'.

August 07, 2015
Ironman, Milind Soman!
To celebrate his 50th birthday, India's 'hottest old man', Milind Soman, swam 3.8-km, rode 180.2-km on a cycle and ran 42.2-km in just 15 hours and 19 minutes in Zurich to complete the Ironman challenge.

Breakups hit women harder but men never recover
While women tend to recover more fully from a break-up, men simply move on, a new study has found.

Her brother is threatening me. What to do?'s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

August 06, 2015
Get the glow! 4 homemade face pack recipes that work
Rising humidity causing sticky skin? Here's how to beat your monsoon woes.

August 05, 2015
Why couples fail on the first night
Excerpt from Dr Mahinder Watsa's book, It's Normal.

August 04, 2015
Do you feel the rain in your bones?
Temperature fluctuation can cause joint pain and long hours in an air-conditioned environment can only worsen these pains, says Dr Anil Arora.

July 29, 2015
Whoa! One-third Indians prefer smartphones over sex
Also, as many as 74 per cent Indians have slept holding their smartphones while 41 per cent have used their devices in the washroom, a seven-country survey of over 7,000 people about cell phone habits has found.

These really simple workouts to tone up your calves!
Brinda Sapat takes you through them one by one!

July 28, 2015
India truly has lost its very own superhero
Shambhavi, who was invited by President A P J Abdul Kalam to Rashtrapati Bhavan as a 13 year old, remembers the meeting with awe and pays tribute to the man who inspired her.

Do you see floating shapes in your eyes?
Although floaters alone are harmless, the changes they bring inside the eye can be potentially damaging, says Dr Rajeev Jain.

July 26, 2015
6 tips for you to stay fit
The keys for attaining good health and a fit body are quite simple. All of you have to do is take care of good nutrition, physical activity, sufficient sleep and rest, meditation and conscious breathing.

July 24, 2015
'Women are now more open about sex'
Arguably India's most famous sexologist, Dr Mahinder Watsa sheds light on how young (and old) Indians behave between the sheets.

'My manager is madly in love with me''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

July 23, 2015
The healing power of flowers
Can flowers heal you? Take this quiz and find out

July 21, 2015
Too much TV or computer shrinks your lifespan!
We live increasingly in a wired world but let's not forget that we need to get a few strides out in the sun.

July 19, 2015
Do you believe in a rebound relationship?
avenge a scorned ex-lover.

July 17, 2015
A humble request from your heart to you
Please listen to your heart

'I have a crush on a 55 yr-old woman''s Love Guru addresses relationship problems in an online chat.

July 16, 2015
14 conversations you've probably had with your girl BFF
Sumrit Shahi, the 22-year-old author of Just Friends and A lot like love... a li'l like chocolate, and one of the youngest scriptwriters in the Indian television industry draws up a list of some very, very familiar conversations :-)

Why I want to adopt a child
'I have realised that we have a huge battle to fight. In the end, I hope we don't lose,' says Divya Nair.

July 15, 2015
10 steps to kickstart your day
A few simple and efficient workouts to keep fresh through the day

July 14, 2015
The number one fitness trend of 2015. Try it now!
Rucking (carrying weight on your back and walking) is the new workout trend to burn fat and get a stronger body.

July 13, 2015
Ouch! This fashion hurts
Did you know that wearing skinny jeans and high heels can damage your body beyond repair?

Diary of a first-time dad: Inside the labour room
Rahul Bhattacharya recounts the anxiety of being in the labour room and the joy that follows.

July 11, 2015
42 at two
At this pre-school almost 25 per cent of the children are overweight

July 10, 2015
'My wife and I have a poor sex life''s Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

How negative emotions can lead to a heart attack
Anger, hostility and cynicism have been observed to harm your heart.

Quiz: Health benefits of everyday herbs
Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, takes you through five questions that explain how and why certain herbs have become effective household remedies.

July 09, 2015
Get a fab bod like <I>Wolverine</I>
Guys! Add a mean masculine spin to your workouts, burn fat and build lean muscle with this exercise routine.

July 05, 2015
'My mother-in-law rules my family. Help!'
In a weekly chat with readers,'s Love Guru offers relationship advice.

July 04, 2015
7 top strategies to lose belly fat
Let's clear myths and reinstate facts. Lot of junk information regarding abdominal workouts is available. People follow these blindly and avail no benefits.

July 03, 2015
Is your upper back healthy?
Take this simple quiz and find out

July 01, 2015
Ramzan photographs: Praying to the Almighty!
We invited you to share your Ramzan photographs -- here's the second set of responses.

The incredible lightness of being
Pilates, a fitness system that focuses on stretching to help the muscles find their balance, is becoming popular. The author tries it out.

June 30, 2015
Readers share their Ramzan photographs!
We invited you to share your Ramzan photographs -- here's the first set of responses.

June 29, 2015
The ultimate 16-minute workout
Brinda Sapat takes you through some real super-easy moves that burn fat like nobody's business. Ready?

June 28, 2015
Love in the times of WhatsApp!
In a weekly chat with readers every Thursday, Rediff's Love Guru addresses their relationship problems and offers solutions.

June 26, 2015
Share your Ramzan photographs
As Ramzan goes underway, we are asking you to share pictures from the solemn and holy month.

June 25, 2015
Now, 'smart' condoms that 'glow' if you have STD
A bunch of young teens have fashioned a unique "smart condom" that will glow a different colour if a person has STD.

5 amazing facts about the brain
Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, poses five questions which will unravel this marvellous part of our body, and relate to the idea of its health in a proactive way.

June 22, 2015
Taking a stand on yoga
Two fitness experts weigh in on what works for them in the ancient Indian practice and what doesn't

Let's just say it's complicated
Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker will most likely confirm that fathers and sons share a very, very... VERY complicated relationship. Sumrit Shahi tries to verbalise this convoluted relationship:

Knees hurt? Back hurts? Try these exercises. Now!
Don't let a knee or back pain keep you from getting fit. Brinda Sapat has designed a workout routine to strengthen your joints and control weight gain.

June 20, 2015
Yoga for modern lifestyles
From a fitness instructor to a top international fashion model and a danseuse -- a range of people have penned books to make yoga relevant to modern lifestyles and help to cope with everything from trauma to weight loss.

June 19, 2015
'How do I overcome my college crush?'
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on June 18, Love Guru answered their relationship queries. Here are the unedited excerpts:

The 15-minute easy yoga routine
Radhika Vachani, Founder of Yogacara Healing Arts takes you through it.

June 18, 2015
Grandma's Secrets: Beauty tips for skin and hair
Chhaya Ranka trusts her grandma's kitchen to sort her out every single time.

Are you eating right?
Take this quiz and find out!

June 16, 2015
How to wear high heels without killing your feet
Wearing heels properly can take quite a bit of effort, but done right you can walk taller, and do it without any of the pain.

June 15, 2015
7 things you should never do before a workout
Follow these seven rules which will save you from injury and also ensure a more effective workout session

June 12, 2015
Belly button challenge sweeps the internet
This must be the most bizarre challenge that is currently trending over on social media and making people go crazy.

'Men are that way stupid creatures who see things in black and white'
Rediff's Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

How to master the art of breathing
Simple breathing exercises to help you reduce stress

June 11, 2015
Chat: The Love Guru addresses relationship problems!
Heartbroken? Fighting too often? Want to propose? Love Guru is here to help.

June 10, 2015
10 ways Surya Namaskar benefits you...
... no matter where you are from

How to do yoga... according to celebs
Take notes kids!

India gets its first ad featuring a gay couple
The American luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co has featured one. Ray Ban has featured one. So has GAP. And now India had an advert that features a gay couple.

June 08, 2015
Top 10 fittest men of all time

June 07, 2015
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4 quick tips to protect your hair
A good haircut is the foundation on which you will build your look.

June 06, 2015
7 tips to beat the heat and stay cool
As the heat wave continues to take its toll in India, we bring you some quick tips to win the battle and stay cool.

June 05, 2015
10 celebs who practice what they preach
Today is World Environment Day; apt then we look at what contribution some of the best-looking people we feature on our pages make to it!

#WorldEnvironmentDay: How to be a green foodie and save the planet
By being a mindful, eco-conscious consumer of food you can make a difference. On World Environment Day, we tell you how you can do that.

The harmful effects of monosodium glutamate
Recently, many states in India banned Maggi because of high levels of lead and monosodium glutamate found in some samples. But do you know how MSG affects your health?

'My wife left me. How can I get her back?'
Rediff's Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

June 04, 2015
The Love Hormone: How much do you know?
5 fascinating facts about the love hormone: Take this quiz and find out

June 03, 2015
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: Notes from a yogi
Yoga is considered a form of exercise by those who follow it and those who want to. But the ancient practice goes beyond just physical well-being

June 02, 2015
The ultimate summer workout to get in shape
The easiest time of year to shed the extra kilos is when the temperatures soar. Here's a 10-point guide.

June 01, 2015
How to prevent and control high blood pressure
Make these simple lifestyle changes and lead a healthy life.

May 31, 2015
10 reasons why you should quit smoking right now!
Here's why you should kick the butt right now before one of these smoking-related ailments make you its next victim

May 30, 2015
9 effective ways to quit smoking
You need to give yourself all the support you can.

May 29, 2015
Six exercises for that super strong core
Leandi Van Zyl, a sports scientist at cricketer Zaheer Khan's ProSport Fitness gym, shows you how to work out your core.

May 28, 2015
'I don't know whether she loves me or not'
In an online chat with readers every Thursday, Love Guru offers relationship advice.

Are you keeping your brain healthy?
Here are 5 questions to help you learn how to keep your mind healthy as you age.

May 21, 2015
'My GF doesn't like me talking to other girls'
In a weekly chat with readers,'s Love Guru offers relationship advice.

How not to get puffy eyes!
Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, takes you through five questions that will give you the right answers about puffy eyes and how to avoid getting them.

May 20, 2015
#10Tips: Don't kill yourself at the gym!
Dave Goldberg died while running on a treadmill in a gym. Sure, accidents can happen anytime but here's what you can do to keep yourself safe while at the gym.

May 19, 2015
The secret to a beautiful, glowing skin
Skin glow is always associated with a good and healthy lifestyle, says medical cosmetologist Jamuna Pai.

10 things young working professionals must know about staying fit!
It's a terrible idea to give your work more importance than your health. Here's how you can make the most of your time at work

May 18, 2015
#SkincareChat with Dr Jamuna Pai
India's leading medical cosmetologist will take questions from you, our dear readers, at 2pm on Tuesday, May 19.

Stay safe on the treadmill
In Goldberg's case, he would have done well to clip the emergency stop mechanism to his shirt or shorts - a move that could have saved him from dying says Dhruv Munjal.

May 17, 2015
Confessions of a Mumbai socialite
Nisha JamVwal gives us a peek into the lives of the elite socialites of Mumbai and why on Wednesdays, they wear Pashmina.

May 16, 2015
It's official! Women drive better than men
Contrary to the commonly held belief that women can't drive, a new study has proved they are indeed the best drivers.

May 15, 2015
Fat to Fit: How I lost 34 kilos in 10 months
Devansh Sharma tells us how he lost those extra pounds.

Your smartphone can detect eye cancer
The camera on your smartphone can detect a type of eye cancer found in children under the age of five, according to experts in the UK.

'My wife gets hyper for no reason'
Rediff's Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

May 14, 2015
Are your clothes making you sick?
Take this simple quiz and find out how the clothes you wear can lead to skin rashes, acidity, urinary tract infection, etc!

May 11, 2015
When tuition classes were like social networking
Today, they avoid their parents on Facebook by joining WhatsApp.

May 10, 2015
Do your eyes feel dry and itchy?
Dry eyes, also known as the dry eye syndrome, refers to a condition in which a person's eyes are unable to produce a sufficient amount or quality of tears essential to keep them moisturised.

The coolest mom ever!
Today is Mother's Day and readers share the most favourite picture of their moms!

May 09, 2015
This one's for you mom!
We'd invited you, our dear readers to share pictures of you and your mother. Here is the second set of responses:

May 08, 2015
'My BF is very narrow minded'
Rediff's Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

Belly fat: How much do you know?
Take this interesting quiz and find out...

May 07, 2015
Some like it raw
Uncooked, fresh and unprocessed -- that's the diet a number of people are swearing by

May 06, 2015
Mom&Me: Readers share their priceless pictures
We invited you, our dear readers, to share pictures of your mom and you and we have been inundated with your responses. Here are a few!

How do you survive the treadmill?
What should you keep in mind while using the treadmill? Tell us!

How to avoid weight gain while on vacation
It is possible to enjoy holiday goodies without putting on a single pound. Here's how...

May 05, 2015
Mom&Me: Share your pictures!
Mother's Day is around the corner and we are inviting you to share with us pictures of you and your mom!

May 04, 2015
World's sexually satisfied countries: Where does India rank?
According to a global Durex survey, achieving orgasm is a key driver of sexual satisfaction.

May 01, 2015
'My sister's friend has a crush on me'
In a weekly chat with readers every Thursday, Rediff's Love Guru addresses their relationship problems and offers solutions. For those who missed the chat on April 30, 2015, here's the transcript!

April 27, 2015
10 most common workout mistakes you're probably making
Fitness entrepreneur Nawaz Modi Singhania and founder of Body Art Fitness Studio lists them out. Read and learn!

April 24, 2015
How to stop snoring and sleep better
The best way to treat this problem is by making lifestyle modification like exercising regularly and having a healthy diet.

April 23, 2015
Get sexy arms this summer!
Brinda Sapat tells you just how!

'Will I ever be able to trust her?'
We trust not because the other person is trust-worthy but because we are trusting by nature, says Love Guru.

April 22, 2015
10 apps to help you through pregnancy
Track your daily sleep patterns, count calories, research treatment options and even monitor your heart rate.

April 16, 2015
'My wife is in a relationship with someone'
In a weekly chat with readers every Thursday, Rediff's Love Guru addresses their relationship problems and offers solutions.

Divorce could increase heart attack risk: Study

April 15, 2015
Man tears tendon after playing Candy Crush non-stop

April 13, 2015
Health Quiz: Are you eating pretty?
Here's a fun way to find out how healthy is your skin

How do you make your child eat a healthy meal?
How do you get your child to eat right? Our Kid Eats Everything by Neelanjana Singh tells you just that! And we bring this excerpt from the book for you:

April 10, 2015
'I am unable to understand her'
In a weekly chat with readers, Love Guru offers relationship advice.

Burn 200 calories in 2.5 minutes!
No matter how ludicrous it sounds, it is possible!

April 09, 2015
Unhappy marriage? Your blood pressure may show it
Husbands with stressed wives are more likely to have increased blood pressure, a new study suggests.

April 08, 2015
Are you fit enough to exercise with Dhoni?
M S Dhoni is promoting a new fitness regime, though he has very little to do with its execution

Busted! 10 myths about diet you believed with your eyes closed
Fitness entrepreneur Nawaz Modi Singhania and founder of Bodyart Gym does the honours! :-)

April 07, 2015
Are you in the pinkest of health?
On World Health Day, here's something to quiz yourself on! Answer the questions and find out.

April 06, 2015
5 ways to tackle your clingy girlfriend
Madhuri Banerjee is the author of My Clingy Girlfriend. So when she advises you on how to deal with one, be scared. Very scared!

7 tips for a healthier, happier YOU
Small daily changes can go a long way!

April 05, 2015
Dating: How long do women wait before sleeping with a guy
A new study has revealed that women wait three weeks and until the fifth date before sleeping with a new man.

April 03, 2015
Dos and don'ts to stay fit this summer
The dreaded summer's here and it's time to take precautions and stay healthy. Dr Rajkumar Chaudhary, Honourary Secretary, Association of Hospitals, has these tips for you

April 02, 2015
Applying eyeliner may cause vision problems
Women who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, a new study has warned.

'In India, only fair is beautiful'
We asked readers if they were ever discriminated against because of their dark skin. Here are their responses.

'I don't think my GF loves me any more'
We all have to play with the cards we were dealt with, quitting is not an option, says Love Guru.

Night owls more likely to develop diabetes
People who stay awake late are more likely to develop diabetes and metabolic syndrome than early risers, even when they get the same amount of sleep, according to a new study.

April 01, 2015
Have you been discriminated against?
Goa's chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar says being dark affects a girl's marital prospects. Have you been at the receiving end of such discrimination?

15 practical tips to be mindful and beat stress
These can help you be more productive and have a stress-free life

March 31, 2015
Busted!The myth about apples and doctors
An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, according to a new research which found that daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who did not regularly eat the fruit.

March 29, 2015
The four-minute guide to fitness
Bid farewell to all those extra calories with the Tabata workshop.

March 26, 2015
Humans conditioned to breakup and move on
Humans are hardwired to fall out of love and move on to new romantic relationships, according to a new study.

Need love advice? Ask the Love Guru
Heartbroken? Fighting too often? Want to propose? Love Guru is here to help.

March 16, 2015
#SydneyStabbing: Companies should help employees choose housing
Sidharth Narayanan who's spent 15 years in the IT industry, shares his insights from his personal experiences.

15 health benefits of musk melon
This summer replace that extra mango with a musk melon and see the healthy magic it creates.

March 15, 2015
Who's the third person in a relationship?
The third person is a crazy, raging monster that is popularly known as premenstrual syndrome.

7 things Zaheer Khan wants you to know
Cricketer and fitness enthusiast Zaheer Khan shares his fitness mantras.

March 12, 2015
How to get that sexy butt!
Want that tight, shapely rear end? Read on for the tricks to getting one!

How can I keep my wife happy?
Rediff's Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems.

March 09, 2015
An app for women's safety in a city
A new mobile app is allowing women to identify safe zones in a city with the help of crowd-sourced audits

Is cholesterol really bad for your health?
Cholesterol has long been associated with poor eating choices. But new US guidelines say that dietary cholesterol has very little impact on one's health.

March 05, 2015
'Why is love so complicated?'
Rediff's Love Guru has the answer.

Women's Day workout special!
Enough with the unisex exercises! Let's go back to the exercises we adored and tap into our feminine side completely!

March 02, 2015
#JabWeMet: 'Kya aap mujhse shaadi karoge?'
She was madly in love with me without knowing who I am or what I do, says Syed Atheeq Uddin. Share your Jab We Met story!

Lest the wheel stops spinning
The journey of a pottery enthusiast, Rekha Bajpe Aggarwal, who is working to prevent the death of the traditional art

March 01, 2015
Revealed: Why people take big risks
Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to a new research.

February 27, 2015
#JabWeMet: We waited for eight years
How they went from friends to life partners. Here's Vishal and Pallavi's love story.

Are you a salt junkie?
Find out by answering (honestly) if you are eating more salt than you should

February 26, 2015
#JabWeMet: Everything just clicked
Meena Kumari Pathak tells us how she first met her husband and how they fell in love.

5 healthiest low calorie snacks
The right food choices make you lose those unnecessary calories. They also make your body fitter. Check out the list of the god-sent yummy snacks which will keep your calorie count in check and ward that hunger off.

'I'm in love with a senior colleague'
Rediff's Love Guru addresses relationship problems and offers solutions.

February 24, 2015
#JabWeMet: It was love at first browse
Indranil Maitra tells us how a single click of the mouse had changed his life. Share your Jab We Met stories too!

February 23, 2015
The dark side of processed food
World over, consumers are moving away from processed food -- meat in particular. Want to know why?

February 22, 2015
Do one-night stands work at all?
Many Indian men enjoy the chemistry and the physicality but when it comes to marriage, they still prefer to go with the conservative type of girl.

February 21, 2015
The many benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and child
Breastfeeding lowers chances of being a victim to cancer and circulatory diseases. Among children, it prevents diarrhoea and pneumonia.

February 20, 2015
#JabWeMet: She did not reveal her name
Ramashankar Shaw tells us how he found love 17 years ago.

February 19, 2015
'How does one get over a broken heart?'
Rediff's Love Guru addresses relationship problems and offers solutions.

How to burn calories after eating your fave foods
We have put together a list of most popular snacks and how much every indulgence sets you back. Let's get started to shed the flab

February 18, 2015
#JabWeMet: My arranged love story
Rediff reader Kamaljit Medhi tells us how a chance meeting with Arpana rekindled their love in the sleepy town of Digboi.

Chinese New Year predictions for you!
On the occasion of Chinese New Year, we bring you a look at what 2015, the Year of the Sheep has in store for you!

February 17, 2015
#JabWeMet: I drove from Kolkata to Vizag to meet her
Satish Pamini tells us how he withstood challenges to be with the one he loves.

World Cup workout tips for couch potatoes
This World Cup say bye to the beer belly and hello to the sport, pun intended!

February 16, 2015
#JabWeMet: I was struck by her smile

February 13, 2015
V-Day wish: Make India a wonderful nation
Readers post their Valentine's Day wish for India. Here's how they have expressed their love.

#JabWeMet: We met on a train
Rediff reader Shankar Vasan from Toronto, Canada tells us how he met his partner on a train journey.

5 ways to make a long distance relationship work
Make the most of what you have, says Divya Nair.

February 12, 2015
How do you know you're in love?
Paloma Sharma tells you just how.

#JabWeMet: My so-called arrogance disappeared
Rediff reader Mahesh Hiremath tells us how he met his life partner.

'My wife has an ex boyfriend'
In a weekly chat with readers,'s Love Guru offers relationship advice.

V-Day fun! Sweat it out with your partner
Working out together can be fun, romantic and get you in shape. Whether you exercise in the gym or at home, partner it up and strengthen your bond.

5 irritating things couples do that drive us mad!
Yo! You couple people! Stop doing these things already.

February 11, 2015
#JabWeMet: She was my friend's younger sister
Rediff reader Major Punjab Singh tells us how he found love.

7 old-fashioned courting habits we'd like to see again
This Valentine's Day, consider wooing your beloved the old fashioned way.

February 10, 2015
#JabWeMet: 'We sat on adjacent benches, but never spoke'
Rediff reader Yatin tell us how he met his wife Chaitali in the year 1997.

V-Day wish for India: Let us all live in peace and harmony
We'd asked readers to post their Valentine Day wish for India. Here's how readers have expressed their love for India.

#PehlaPyaar: A lifetime's wait
An anonymous reader recollects his first love.

February 09, 2015
#JabWeMet: 'I could never forget her'
Rediff reader Pritam tells us how he met his wife Seema.

10 things we did as kids during Valentine's Day

February 07, 2015
Get moving: The many benefits of working out!
A few simple ways to ensure you stay active and healthy.

February 06, 2015
Gen Next or Gen Lost?
How are we allowing an entire generation to grow up with no clear sense of identity and no knowledge of their incredibly rich cultural heritage, asks Anjuli Bhargava.

One voice is all it takes
Technology and social media are great tools to fight injustice, says Abhijit Masih, use them!

'Breaking up is never easy'
Love Guru in a no holds barred chat with our readers!

#JabWeMet: I thought she'd have forgotten me
Here, Sumit Biswakarma Shah shares how he found his soulmate.

Don't look at us, please!
A girl's sincere advice to the men of India.

February 05, 2015
Need love advice? Ask the Love Guru

#JabWeMet: An arranged 'happily-ever-after'
Fairy tales may not exist, but you do find your happily-ever-after -- at least I did, says Hemisha Shah.

The 7 am-11 pm plan to lose weight
Here is what you can do every hour to stay healthy and lose weight

February 04, 2015
#JabWeMet: 'She's 9 years younger than me'
Narendra Londhe tells us how he met his future wife on a social networking site.

All you can eat: Diet tips for cancer patients
On World Cancer Day, Dr J B Sharma, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology, Delhi based Action Cancer Hospital, lists out some diet dos and don'ts for those undergoing treatment for cancer

February 03, 2015
Hospital Horror: 'IVF hospitals have a very low success rate'
'IVF hospitals have very low success rates and provide very expensive treatment without having any knowledge of the real problem (it would seem)' says reader Tapasya Karthickeyan

#JabWeMet: I called her up at the stroke of midnight
Gopalkrishnan Iyer tells us how he met the love of his life.

February 02, 2015
5 simple steps to look younger
Follow these steps and see the changes in your life.

How to get rid of that beer belly
Growing a beer belly? Blaming it on beer is fine but how long will you sit and do nothing about it.

February 01, 2015
Top 12 motorcycle movies you must watch
From the classic to the contemporary, Juie Merchant takes a pick!

January 31, 2015
This one's for the groom!
Why should brides have all the fun? Dr Sirisha Singh of The Skin Center reveals skin-care tips for the groom.

#JabWeMet: It was love at first sight!
Shivalika Patel tells us how she met the love of her life.

January 30, 2015
#JabWeMet: I was ten and I knew she was the one!
We invited you, dear readers, to share your love stories this Valentine's Day. Here, C Sudeesh tells us how he met the love of his life.

Ignore that pain in the neck at your own risk!
Did you know that lower back problem could lead to kidney ailment? Or that leg pain and swelling feet could lead to heart problem? Or that hand pain and neck distress is related to your spine? Shameem Akthar finds out more about such tell-tale symptoms.

January 29, 2015
#JabWeMet: 'Our friendship blossomed into love'
Do you have an interesting love story that you want to share? Write to us!

Don't let your stilettos kill you
Fitness expert Brinda Sapat recommends exercises that will support you when you wear your stilettos and offer pain relief for your tired feet.

Hospital Horror: The you-need-tests racket
We were billed for silly things like cotton, toothbrush, toothpaste, moisturiser, hand sanitiser, etc. They did some HIV tests worth Rs 6,000 which were neither relevant nor required. Monali Pradeep Gaikwad shares her Hospital Horror Story

What I learned in my first year of marriage
In a world filled with imperfections, we need to constantly remind each other that nobody and nothing is perfect, including us, says Divya Nair.

'How do you know a girl loves you?'
Women like men who are confident, chivalrous, well-mannered, says Love Guru.

How e-commerce is making India a fashion republic
Men and women from mofussil India are buying designerwear either on their laptops or their cellphones.

January 28, 2015
Magic workouts? Not quite
In a world where people do not have the time to go to the gym, home exercise equipment is becoming popular. But do they work?

#JabWeMet: It started in a chat room
Rediff reader Rushilla tells us how she fell in love with Rishi and why their bond is so strong.

January 27, 2015
5 tips to stay fit on a busy day!
Here are five tips to help you get more active without spending too much time or money.

#JabWeMet: Share your stories of love!
We would love to hear the story of how you met your partner and fell in love!

January 24, 2015
And the award for the Most Stylish Mum-to-Be goes to....
Pregnant actress Keira Knightley has been voted most stylish mother-to-be.

January 23, 2015
Are you a passive victim of these bad habits?
Shameem Akthar discusses four such habits that can cause serious damage to your health

January 22, 2015
Woman-on-top? Most dangerous!
New study claims that the woman-on-top is the most dangerous sex position! Ouch!

'We broke up but she still wants us to be friends'
Heartbroken? Fighting too often? Want to propose? Love Guru is here to help.

Hospital Horror: From numb hands to quadriplegia
Brij Mohan Gupta's wife developed numbness in her hands. A doctor suggested an operation. Post-surgery she became paralysed and lost the the use of both her hands and legs.

January 20, 2015
Martinis, with a slice of Bond
Agent 007's martini, famously shaken, not stirred, is up for some innovative twists. Flavour it with a hint of Scotch or replace the olive with an orange peel

These dogs aren't just just man's best friends...
Dog squads are sniffing out poachers and busting their plans. Geetanjali Krishna tells us more about these canine crusaders.

January 19, 2015
Screen struck? Don't blame it on the child
Small children are regularly coaxed into eating their meals while staring at some screen. You can't then express surprise or shock when s/he asks for this even as s/he grows older. That's precisely what you let him get used to, says Anjuli Bhargava

Do you have a Hospital Horror Story?
Were you grossly overcharged by the hospital? What happened when you took it up with the hospital?

January 16, 2015
How exercise helps you manage diabetes
It's fine to start slow and work up. As long as you're totalling 30 minutes of exercise each day, you are fine, says Dhruv Gupta

January 15, 2015
There's one more reason to not work long hours!
Long work hours can increase risk of alcohol abuse, a study has revealed.

'A married woman misses me. What should I do?'
Every couple has its fair share of quarrels and fights

January 14, 2015
7 benefits of high intensity training
These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and better fat burning.

January 13, 2015
How to survive a quarter-life crisis

January 12, 2015
Is your child ADDICTED to the Internet?
If your child is spending too much time online, an Internet de-addiction clinic can help him or her use technology in a healthy manner, reports Indulekha Aravind.

January 11, 2015
Blueberries may reduce blood pressure
Just one cup of blueberries daily could be the key to reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with cardiovascular disease, a new study claims.

January 10, 2015
Good night's sleep = better math performance
Parents, take note! Schoolchildren who get a good night's sleep perform better in math and languages, a new study has found.

January 09, 2015
How to shield your heart from workplace stress
Eat right and sleep well, use breathing techniques, walk for 40 minutes a day, to bust your stress, says Dr Ramakanta Panda, Vice-chairman and MD, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai.

January 08, 2015
'I have a crush on my principal. What to do?'

January 06, 2015
5 ways to not lose weight in 2015
We know your secret New Year's Resolution! And these are five ways you should not go about fulfilling it!

Are you in a demanding marriage?
Have you faced pressure in your marriage like a Hollywood star? How did you deal with it?

January 05, 2015
Do you really need that test?
With attractive health check-up packages and a growing trend of over-investigation, one needs to be cautious while going for such diagnostic tests.

January 04, 2015
6 Indian foods that are good for weight loss
Here are six foods you must include in your diet that are healthy and will help you manage your weight better

January 03, 2015
In 2015, get back on the saddle!
Aarushi Agarwal makes a (very, very) strong case for you to go back to the two-wheeler!

January 02, 2015
This year don't run
If you, like several others, have been bitten by the marathon bug, we strongly recommend you read this!

January 01, 2015
New Year Resolutions: Don't go to the gym!
It's time to look beyond the stereotypical resolutions says Harnoor Channi Tiwari.

20 easy weight-loss tips for the New Year
These will not only help you lose weight but stay healthy as well.

December 31, 2014
51% girls will cancel wedding if in-laws demand dowry: Survey
they would call off their wedding.

December 30, 2014
Don't binge on junk food this New Year's Eve
Here is a list of all the risks that your body gets exposed to if you are a junk food addict and eat out often...

December 29, 2014
So, how are you feeling today?

December 28, 2014
5 smart fitness tips for working professionals
Thirty minutes of physical activity a day, five times a week is an easy goal to remember. Don't you think so?

December 26, 2014
Things to do before I step into 2015
While the rest of the world is busy making plans for the New Year, I have drawn up a list of what I should do before the year ends.

A camera museum that offers a history lesson in every click

December 25, 2014
How much should you exercise to lose weight?
How often and how much should you exercise are most basic questions people ask? here are the answers!

December 23, 2014
How to get more flexible: Quick tips for men
A few exercises and stretches that won't take more than 10 minutes at the end of your workout session!

December 22, 2014
Lessons from 2014: What were your greatest learnings?
What are the five lessons you learnt from the year gone by? We'd love to know!

December 21, 2014
10 wonderful ideas for a romantic 'first' date
Whether the relationship lasts beyond one date or not, memories from these 10 unique dates will stay with you.

December 19, 2014
How to stay fit this party season
Follow these tips and you can have a ball without missing out on fun.

December 18, 2014
'What's the secret to a happy marriage?'
Two people can be reasonably happy if they tried sincerely, says Love Guru.

December 17, 2014
Applying for a passport? Read this first
Applying for a passport is no longer the nightmare it used to be, thanks to the government outsourcing parts of the process. But there still are things you need to know before you take the plunge.

December 16, 2014
5 yoga poses to control your metabolism
These yoga practices will help you manage your metabolism in peak condition.

The words that changed my life
A month ago, Jasmeet Gandhi set out to cycle 1,000 kilometres to raise money for children afflicted with eye cancer. At the end of the journey from Mumbai to Bengaluru, during which he raised Rs 23 lakhs, he received a gift that changed his life.

December 15, 2014
7 habits of highly fit people
Don't try to adopt them all in one shot. Pick one; make it a part of your life. Once it's a habit, pick the next.

6 things you should do in 2015!
New Year is around the corner and these things should be on your agenda!

December 14, 2014
Go Green: It is healing!
Here are four health benefits of green colour: it heals, boosts memory, lowers anger and makes you lose more fat

December 12, 2014
Fit and proper: Losing weight through surgery
Is it safe? Bariatric surgery is very safe if performed at a proper centre by a competent surgeon.

December 11, 2014
Natural ways to control blood pressure
Make these simple lifestyle changes to win your fight against the silent killer

Safety Tips for Women: 'Text your travel route to a friend'
As soon as you board a taxi, auto or bus, text the route and vehicle number to a close friend and a central data base -- may be a police control room.

Women's Safety Guide: 'Better to be paranoid than careless'
'The 5 to 10 minutes drive on a deserted stretch was enough to give me goosebumps; I resolved not to commit myself to any such engagements which would require me to travel alone at night in cabs.'

'I don't know whether he loves me or not'
There's only one way to find out if he is serious about you or not -- ask him about it, says Love Guru.

December 10, 2014
'Always take a photo of the driver...'
'This will make the driver alert and more responsible to drop you safe.'

How to prepare for a marathon
A four-week plan for you to run like a champ.

December 09, 2014
3 best ab exercises you're probably not doing
Where hot water and lemon has failed these best ab exercises have worked wonders for getting rid of the belly fat in less than two weeks!

A women's guide: Staying safe in Delhi after dark
'Once you book a cab a woman needs to get into high alert mode till the time she reaches her destination.'

December 08, 2014
Can women ever be safe?
The rape of a young woman in New Delhi by Uber cab driver has raised the disturbing question of women's safety all over again.

'Always be alert... keep family informed...'

December 06, 2014
5 really simple ways to get ready for a fitter 2015
Prepare yourself to hit the ground running on January 1.

December 04, 2014
How fat-free food is making you fat
Don't fall for the 'fat-free' fad. Eat healthy, manage portion control, stick to natural foods and exercise. This the only way you can lose weight and keep it off!

'My wife complains I don't love her any more'
There's a reaction expected when women make such statements, which is for you to prove them wrong, says Love Guru.

December 03, 2014
Your 'healthy' smoothie may actually be BAD for you
Avoid these common mistakes and make a healthy smoothie.

December 02, 2014
The 15-minute belly blasting workout
Get sexy abs with this six-move routine by fitness trainer Jason Johal of Centre of Obesity and Digestive Surgery

December 01, 2014
'If God hates gays, then why are we so cute?'
'As some of the marchers shouted, "Hum apna adhikar mangte, nahin kisi se bheekh mangte, (we are fighting for our rights; we are not beggars)," the message of the parade was clear.'

Harassed in your city? We want to know where
Help identify spots in your city where you've been harassed.

November 28, 2014
3 moves to blast your muffin top
Muffin-top is that overhanging fat, which spills over the waistline of pants or skirts. Dhruv Gupta lists out ways to get rid of that ugly extra flab!

November 27, 2014
Big butt, big problems!
Cosmetologist Aditi Rajpure lists out five butt problems and their solutions

November 26, 2014
Struggling with your weight loss?
Blame it all on the Weight Loss Plateau! Here's what it is and how to overcome it.

November 24, 2014
Seven workouts for sexy legs
Always envied Lisa Haydon for her endless legs? Celebrity fitness trainer Mickey Mehta lists out these toning exercises.

November 23, 2014
What's the difference between a heart attack and a sudden cardiac arrest?
Dr SK Gupta, Senior Consultant -- Cardiology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals explains the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest and how to tackle both the situations.

November 20, 2014
'My GF's crying habit really disturbs me'
In a weekly chat with readers, Lovu Guru shares relationship advice and offers solutions.

How healthy is our humble chapati?
It depends: on what it's made with and how it's made, says Dhruv Gupta of Fitho

November 19, 2014
The secret to beautiful hair is in your kitchen!
Your humble kitchen is not just a treasure trove for great skincare remedies but also the 'Room of Requirement' for long beautiful hair! Read on!

November 18, 2014
Dear bosses, here's why you shouldn't ignore diabetes
Dhruv Gupta explains how, as more and more young people fall prey to diabetes, organisaions get affected and how companies can contain the losses due to drop in productivity.

November 17, 2014
10 diet and nutrition myths busted
Dhruv Gupta, Fitness Expert and Founder of weight loss program, FitHo and author of Losing it: Making Weight loss simple, lists out the most popular health myths.

November 14, 2014
Diabetes Diet: What is it all about?
There is no such thing as a perfect Diabetes Diet. The important thing is to follow a meal plan that is tailored to personal preferences and lifestyle and helps manage normal blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides levels, blood pressure, and weight management.

November 13, 2014
'She ignores me and refuses to marry'
In a weekly chat with readers, Lovu Guru shares relationship advice and offers solutions.

It's possible! Reversing diabetes before it takes hold!
Just by making a few simple changes in your diet and lifestyle you can reverse diabetes and avoid the many problems that come with being diabetic.

November 12, 2014
Take this quiz and win books autographed by Ranbir Kapoor!
Get your facts right and you could win a copy of Skin Talks, autographed by Ranbir Kapoor.

5 foods that calm anxiety
Want to fight anxiety without popping those pills and tranquilisers? Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, offers five humble food items that be more efficacious than tranquiliser pills.

November 11, 2014
Workouts for workaholics
If you, like so many of us, are a workaholic, you better start working out super quick. Fitness expert Brinda Sapat has these suggestions.

November 10, 2014
Can exercising be a bad thing? Yes!
Okay so this may not be the couch potato's dream come true but exercising can sometimes be a bad thing says fitness trainer Brinda Sapat.

What can you learn from Ratan Tata's life?
A lot if you think of it! For starters, image strategist Avneet Kohli lists out six life lessons.

November 09, 2014
Stop snacking between meals! Here's how!
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The ultimate skincare treasure trove: your kitchen!
Everything you need to keep your skin soft and glowing all year round is just one room away.

November 08, 2014
Overeating at e-v-e-r-y meal? Here's how to control it!
The biggest step towards overcoming the habit of overeating is recognising that it exists

November 07, 2014
Working out but not losing weight? Here's why
Fitness expert Brinda Sapat tells you where you're going wrong and how to break the weight loss plateau.

November 06, 2014
'My wife and I don't live together'
In a weekly chat with readers, Love Guru shares crucial life and relationship advice.

5 steps to control your blood sugar
Here are some simple and important ways to control your blood sugar and live healthier.

5 emotions that will ruin your health

November 05, 2014
We dare you to take this skincare quiz!
How aware are you of skincare facts and myths? Here's your chance to find out!

November 04, 2014
Bad breath? Tooth decay? Here's what you're doing wrong!
Dr Prema Vivekanandan, dentist and consultant orthodontist in Chennai, lists the common dental health problems and tells you how with a few minutes of care every day, you can avoid most of these problems.

5 dangers of artificial sweeteners
Get your facts right on how artificial sweeteners do more harm than good to your health

November 02, 2014
Feeling depressed? This will lift your mood

October 31, 2014
Will you kiss in Kochi too?
A group of young women and men have had enough of moral policing in Kerala. On Sunday, November 2 they plan to meet at Kochi's Marine Drive and stage a somewhat unique protest that involves... kissing.

#Cuties: Send us your cute selfies!
We are inviting you, our dear readers, to share with us your #cuties ie cute selfies! :-)

Working hard? 7 fitness tips for working professionals
It is easy to sacrifice fitness for the sake of work. But we all know how it ends up for us, don't we? So here's a quick guide to get you started on being fit.

October 30, 2014
'How do I impress a woman?'
In a weekly chat with readers, Love Guru shares relationship advice.

Black is back; wear grey with style
Grey and Black are colours that can go with any season. Here are tips on how to maximise these colours based on your skin tone!

Busted: 11 myths about acne you thought were true!
There are several myths abound about acne cures. Some of these so-called solutions can actually make the problem worse. So beware

10 exercises to build killer abs
Here are 10 abs exercises -- simple to killer -- that will keep your daily core workouts interesting!

October 29, 2014
Is that Stress or Stroke?
On the occasion of World Stroke Day, Dr PN Renjen, Senior Consultant -- Neurology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, explains how to identify a stroke and offers tips to prevent one.

October 28, 2014
The health benefits of chocolate
The rich content of cocoa in chocolates is actually the real ingredient that makes you healthy.

October 27, 2014
9 processed foods you should never eat
Eat clean and chemical free for a happy and healthy heart, mind, body and soul, says Anang Agarwalla.

A New Yorker's Diwali in Delhi
'After living in the US for over three decades, where I would spend Diwali nights with close friends and eat Indian meals, I have recently started to return home during the festival. But none of that old Diwali exists for me.'

October 26, 2014
Do fitter people have better sex lives?
We don't know if it's better and if it's more, but sex for sure is better for people who are fitter.

October 22, 2014
You too can get six pack abs like Shah Rukh Khan :-)
The truth about six pack abs is this: You have them too; they've just been shy, under the layer of fat. Remove that belly fat with this simple exercise and diet routine and start flaunting your six packs.

October 21, 2014
The diva workout in five simple steps
Fitness trainer Jason Johal of Centre of Obesity and Diabetic Support offers a sneak peek into the workout sessions of the models participating in the Miss Diva Universe 2014 contest.

October 20, 2014
8 tips to stay fit this festive season
It is easy to be indulgent during this time of the year. Here are some secrets to help you enjoy the festivities and stay fit!

October 17, 2014
'I am in love with a police officer'
In an online chat with readers, every Thursday, Love Guru addresses queries on relationship issues and shares solutions.

October 16, 2014
8 bad hair habits you need to stop today
Thinning and falling hair can give anyone nightmares. It's much easier to prevent rather than treat it. A lot of your habits can cause damage and harm to your hair.

8 things you must not give up for a romantic relationship
Don't let your relationship come in the way of you... and yourself!

October 14, 2014
The many health benefits of <I>dahi</I>
We've all heard about calcium in milk and yogurt and how it makes our bones stronger, but a new study has found that consuming yogurt 4 to 5 times a week may help you lower the risk for developing Type-2 diabetes as well.

October 13, 2014
6 habits that will help you get fit and lose weight
Holistic health guru Mickey Mehta shares 6 easy-to-do fitness tips. Follow these and stay healthy :)

October 12, 2014
Here's how you can look great in the gym!
Exciting gym wear is a big exercise booster.

October 10, 2014
Pamper me! Simple workouts for moms to be
Don't let pregnancy throw you out of shape? Fitness trainer Brinda Sapat has these basic workouts for you!

'I like a girl, but I'm scared to approach her'
When relationship problems are too tough for you to figure out, ask the Love Guru for help.

October 08, 2014
Diet tips for a healthy heart
Celebrity nutritionists Niti Desai will be available to provide diet tips for a healthy heart Wednesday October 8, 2014, between 3 pm and 4 pm.

October 07, 2014
10 steps to conquer your public speaking fear
Here are some constructive ways to calm those nerves and prepare you for the stage that has your name!

Dear boss, here's how you can help me stay healthy!
This is how employers can help their workers stay fit and productive

October 01, 2014
Celebrating the Goddess in Chennai
Navratri celebrations in Chennai are not only about Golu dolls, Saraswathi Puja or Ayudha Puja. These days, Durga Puja and Dandiya Raas too are regular events in the city, reports S Saraswathi.

September 30, 2014
A unique Navratri and Dussehra in a Tamil Nadu temple
Celebrations in Mutharamman Temple in Kulasekharapattinam, a coastal town in Tamil Nadu, have devotees visit the temple in an avatar of their choice. They could be dressed as kings or beggars, monkeys or demons, but the more popular is different forms of the Devi.

September 27, 2014
Red wine may be harmful for pregnant women
A round up of all the health news from around the world.

September 25, 2014
'Help! I am afraid to approach the girl I like'
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on September 25, Love Guru answered their relationship queries.

Navratri: 9 things garba revellers will totally get
Navratri, the celebration of nine nights begins September 25. So here, dear readers are 7 things that happen only during Navratri :-)

September 24, 2014
5 great foods for counting sheep
Struggling with sleep? Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, lists out five foods that can disturb your sleep severely.

September 23, 2014
4 reasons why you are losing your hair
Shameem Akthar outlines four lifestyle errors that lead to hair fall and suggests remedies.

September 22, 2014
QUIZ: Do you have the right trainer?
Here's a quiz to find out!

September 19, 2014
Coming soon, world's thinnest ever condoms to enhance sexual pleasure
Bill Gates has revealed that the development of "next-generation" ultra-thin condoms to enhance sexual pleasure is in progress.

September 18, 2014
'She slams her window shut when she sees me!'
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers Love Guru answered their relationship queries.

6 things we do every day that are illegal
Did you know you've already broken the law without realising it?

September 16, 2014
#Mera-Wala-HMT: 'This watch is limited edition'
Readers share photographs of their HMT watches and tell us the story behind it.

Drinking milk may keep your heart healthy
Drinking milk and dairy consumption may lower your risk of high blood pressure, scientists say.

Honda CBR150R is all set to take on Yamaha R15
With the new CBR150R, Honda could boost sales but only if they price the bike aggressively, says Faisal Ali Khan of

September 15, 2014
Oh dear! Is Samsung making the same mistakes as Nokia?
Ashish Pratap Singh of wonders if Samsung will meet the same fate as Nokia?

Now dating sites for the highly educated
A slew of websites are catering to matchmaking needs of IITians, IIMians and others with high educational qualifications.

Every HMT has a story. What's yours?
Readers share photographs of their priceless HMT watches and the memories attached to it.

5 yoga poses to rid you of depression
Five sure-fire healing practices from yoga that will rid you of the curse of depression by Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with Sivananda Yoga.

September 13, 2014
Readers speak! What they'd do instead of buying an iPhone!
Readers tell us what you'd do with Rs 80,500 (the cost of the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus)! You can write in too!

September 12, 2014
Go to bed or your brain will shrink
A new study has revealed that shortage of sleep can rapidly reduce the size of people's brains.

September 11, 2014
Revealed: Best sex position for men with a bad back
In a new study, researchers have suggested that men with back pain should replace spooning style sex with doggy-style sex.

I love a married man! What do I do?
In a weekly chat with readers, Rediff's Love Guru addressed their relationship problems and offered solutions. Here's the unedited transcript.

Need love advice? Ask the Love Guru
Heartbroken? Fighting too often? Want to propose? Love Guru is here to help.

September 10, 2014
iPhone 6: 10 things you should know

10 health benefits of sex
Here's how sex may help you live a longer, happier life.

6 perfectly valid (and brutally honest) reasons to not have a child
Whatever society may tell you childlessness is not a bad thing. And here are some reasons why.

September 09, 2014
Top foods to help fight depression
Your choice of food could be a better option than popping anti-depressants.

September 08, 2014
Couch to marathon: How to train in 12 weeks
With the marathon season around the corner, even couch potatoes can train for shorter runs at the Delhi Half Marathon in November

September 06, 2014
'Anything he touches, glows. He's a true prince'
"He's a true prince," says Peter Sarnak, a senior professor at Princeton University, describing Dr Manjul Bhargava, recipient of Fields Medal, math's top global honour.

September 05, 2014
'Do you want to be the other woman in his life?'
Rediff's Love Guru talked to readers and addressed their relationship problems.

Celebs' private pics hacked: Here's how to protect yourself!
Ten tips that will protect your private photos from falling prey to Internet hackers

September 04, 2014
What would you like to tell your favourite teacher?
Tomorrow is Teachers' Day.

September 03, 2014
Fit on the go: Tips to stay in shape while travelling
Here's a quick hotel room workout to maintain your fitness routine while travelling.

September 01, 2014
Gate-crashing a big fat Indian wedding
No wedding invitation? No problem! Rajul Punjabi who gate-crashed a wedding shares her experience

Get fit without going to the gym: 5 alternatives to get in shape
While the advantages of working out with machines are many, Shameem Akthar lists five reasons why you should look elsewhere for pure and real health.

August 30, 2014
My wife left me. And she refuses to return!
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on August 28, Love Guru answered their relationship queries.

August 28, 2014
9 reasons why we love HTC 816
The HTC 816, a mid range mobile phone, gives buyers a choice to lay their hands on a big screen device which usually is hard to find in the given budget

March 07, 2014
Women's Day special: Let daughters blossom under your attention!
'We see a little girl, with her curls and her adorable dress, and are invariably tempted to comment on her looks. Why not ask her about her interest in science and maths and sports instead?' suggests Parul Sharma, who is both an author and a mom.

September 30, 2013
Cooking with mustard oil: Share your special recipes
The best recipes will be featured on

August 29, 2013
Kate steps out five weeks after giving birth...and you?
How soon after having a child should one resume leading a normal life?

August 26, 2013
Tell us about your favourite teacher
Did you have a special teacher who made a difference to your life?

August 01, 2013
What kind of rage drives a boy to hit a girl with an axe?
Is one-sided love a personal crisis so great that it cannot be dealt with? How can women protect themselves from such incidents? How can we make our classrooms safe from such horrors? Share your thoughts

July 29, 2013
Did the Delhi Police need to shoot to stop rowdy bikers?
Karan Pandey was killed when a bullet fired by the police in an attempt to puncture the tyre of the bike he was riding, hit him in his back, early on Sunday morning in New Delhi.

June 17, 2013
The harassment faced in hotels -- and it's not just sexual
When they're not busy trying to protect their female staff from sexual harassment by over-friendly customers, hotels have to cope with harassment of a different kind -- thievery.

June 07, 2013
Father's Day: Share YOUR special 'Daddy and me' pics!
With Father's Day coming up on June 16, we invite you to share your most memorable moment with Daddy Dearest!

May 31, 2013
Do you think smoking within limits is harmless? Tell us!
Half of the smoking population in the country thinks smoking 'within limits' is harmless, a survey by a private general insurance firm has found.

May 06, 2013
Mom and me: Special Mother's Day pics!
With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday, we invite you to share your most memorable pic with Mommy Dearest!

April 17, 2013
Share YOUR unique summer snapshots with us!
The mercury's rising and we hope your creativity is too -- share your unique, original photographs of the season with us!

April 02, 2013
TELL US: Will you forgive your cheating wife?
According to a survey, 71 per cent men are 'still in love' with their spouse even though they may have been cheated upon. Do you agree?

March 18, 2013
Don't lower the age of consent to 16!
A 16-year-old does not dream of becoming pregnant. She does not dream of becoming a mother. It's not an age when she can rationally decide whether she wants to sleep with any man or boy who asks her, feels A Ganesh Nadar.

February 28, 2013
Mumbai's Sewri fast track court to work this Sunday
In a bid to clear the backlog of minor cases, the principal judge of Mumbai's Sewri fast track court, ML Chauhan, has said they will hold a Maha Adalat on Sunday, March 3, from 10 am to 5 pm.

February 14, 2013
One Billion Rising!
As India gears up for One Billion Rising,'s correspondents from various parts of India get you live updates.

February 12, 2013
ZaraBol: Post your messages of love here!
Post a message for your Valentine!

February 06, 2013
Google doodles for Mary Leakey's 100th anniversary
The doodle is a tribute to British archaeologist Mary Leakey.

February 05, 2013
Valentine's Day SMS Contest: WIN exciting prizes
Share your best pickup lines and win prizes worth Rs 10,000.

January 21, 2013
Jab we met: Share YOUR love story this Valentine's!
We want to hear about how you met your partner and fell in love, so write in and let us know!

January 18, 2013
Ignore the emotional blackmail and stand up for your choices
Unless you're happy with standing room only, you must learn to stand by your choices and ignore all the blackmail thrown at you says Mitali Saran.

January 17, 2013
SHOCKING: Guidelines to 'prevent' homosexuality?
Malaysia's deputy education minister Mohd Puad Zarkashinot listed out 'signs' that he believed would help parents identify early 'symptoms' of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender inclinations 'to prevent its spread'.

January 12, 2013
Excerpt: 'The sergeant ordered that his skin be flayed'
Gray Wolves and White Doves by John D. Balian is the "story of a young boy's quest for identity and belonging." We bring you an excerpt.

January 11, 2013
Yoga: Learn how to do a headstand
We bring you an excerpt from 'Yoga for You, Tips & Techniques for Everyone' by Prahlada Reddy, and Shameem Akhtar.

January 10, 2013
India's homosexuals share their love stories
Out! Stories From the New Queer India is an anthology of stories about being gay and lesbian in India. We bring you an excerpt.

Excerpt: 'Madam, there is only one tail per fish'
We bring you a second excerpt from 'Tower' by Mumbai-based author Avan Jesia, a "haunting saga of love and loss, spanning three generations of a Parsi family".

January 08, 2013
Excerpt: 'Muslin fluttered around his still little body'
Tower by Mumbai-based author Avan Jesia is a "haunting saga of love and loss, spanning three generations of a Parsi family". We bring you an excerpt.

December 31, 2012
Delhi rape fallout: All-women cab service in demand
With women's safety back in focus after the brutal rape of the unnamed Delhi girl, in Mumbai, a group of cab drivers will ensure that women travel safe this New Year's Eve.

December 10, 2012
Recipes for a delicious desi Christmas!
Christmas is coming and since we'd rather tuck into a fat gujjia than a fat goose, help us celebrate with some tasty Indian recipes!

December 06, 2012
What was the best thing to happen to you in 2012? Tell us!
As 2012 draws to a close, we are inviting you to tell us about the best thing to have happened to you this year.

December 04, 2012
Have you suffered a pregnancy condition like Kate's?
The Duchess of Cambridge is currently in hospital coping with a pregnancy condition that is not dangerous, but certainly unpleasant. In a bid to educate others about such little-known pregnancy complications and side-effects, we invite readers to share similar experiences.

December 03, 2012
Couples are unhappiest in their first year of marriage
A study has revealed that the 'honeymoon period' is just a myth since many couples suffer from post-nuptial depression.

November 28, 2012
How YOU can stay healthy this winter
Just how can you prevent yourself from catching the bug this winter? Kanchan Maslekar tells you just that AND what you must do if you end up with it. Read on!

November 27, 2012
8 ways money can buy you happiness
Follow these simple principles to live a happy life.

November 26, 2012
ZaraBol Chat: Author Madhuri Banerjee plays Love Guru
Bestselling author Madhuri Banerjee will take questions on finding love, making mistakes and her latest book -- Mistakes Like Love and Sex.

November 22, 2012
World's weirdest hangover remedies revealed
Have you tried ANY of these remedies for curing your hangover? Dr Sebastian Winckler, a GP from The Health Counter website lists out the weirdest.

November 21, 2012
Mistakes Like Love and Sex: 'This was a first date?'
Mistakes Like Love and Sex by media professional Madhuri Banerjee is a follow-up to her 2011 bestseller Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas. We bring you an excerpt.

November 20, 2012
Why are marriages today not working?
Sarai Battiwala weighs in on why today's couples are less successful at making their unions last, as compared to previous generations.

November 19, 2012
The 14-year-old Indian whose doodle floored Google
Meet Arun Kumar Yadav who won Doodle for Google competition this year. The doodle you saw on Google India's homepage on Childern's Day was his.

November 16, 2012
Lines most used when dumping a lover
Here's what your partner is most likely to say if s/he breaks up with you!

November 14, 2012
Does size have anything to do with orgasm?
Just when you thought size doesn't matter, a new research tells you the contrary. (PS: Indians ranked among the bottom four in a global survey on penis size.)

November 13, 2012
Not just crackers, burn calories this Diwali
Diwali is an occasion to indulge in sweets -- loads and loads of them! With regular yoga practice, you can now enjoy the festive spirit without worrying about the weighing scale.

November 08, 2012
You ask, we answer: How to deal with diabetes
As we observe World Diabetes Day on November 14 this year we are inviting questions from you on how to deal with the disease. Post your concerns and questions on Rediff ZaraBol and our in-house nutritionist Preeti Desai will tell you how to deal with them!

November 07, 2012
Are YOU suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome?
You may not know it but Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS is more common than you can imagine. Read on to find out if you're a victim too.

November 02, 2012
Drink driving: How can we save young lives?
We are asking you how, as regular, law-abiding citizens, we can prevent unfortunate incidents like this one. How can we prevent precious lives being lost, families from disintegrating?

October 25, 2012
Live chat: Share your love problems with the Love Guru
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

October 19, 2012
Share your weight loss stories: How did you do it?
Share your diet and exercise strategies with us and other readers!

October 18, 2012
Does religion influence our sexual behaviour?
Study reveals fascinating insights about sexual behaviour amongst various religious communities.

It's official: Women turn old at 28!
According to a survey conducted in the UK, women turn old at 28 as more serious concerns take over their lives.

October 16, 2012
Excerpt: In search of Lord Krishna's treasures
Accused of his childhood friend's murder, historian Ravi Mohan Saini must travel to discover one of Krishna's treasures and stop a serial killer who believes himself to be an avatar of the Lord. We bring you exclusive excerpts from bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi's latest book, The Krishna Key.

September 17, 2012
Schoolboy turns author, but after mysterious death
With editing by school teachers and a preface written by eminent author Amitav Ghosh, the dream of a teenager to get his poems published has come true but only few months after he died mysteriously.

September 13, 2012
Excerpt: A bumbling IIM grad narrates his tales
Mayank Jain's book Stop Me if You Can is a light-hearted description of the life of an IIM grad in sales. Here is an excerpt from the book.

Live chat: Share your love problems with the Love Guru!
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

September 10, 2012
Anna cares, Poonam bares -- and the public stares!
There's a new human rights army looming on the Indian horizon -- and it's called the booby brigade!

September 05, 2012
Teacher's Day: Pics, messages and more!
Share all you want to about YOUR favourite teacher on ZaraBol!

August 30, 2012
Live chat: Share your love problems with the Love Guru!
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

August 29, 2012
Why sex is best on Thursdays!
A UK survey has found which activities are best for each day of the week!

August 21, 2012
Are sexual affairs the recipe to a happy marriage?
An enduring marriage and an extra-marital affair with lots of sex is the perfect formula for happiness, a controversial sociologist has claimed in her new book.

August 16, 2012
Live chat: Share your love problems with the Love Guru!
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

August 10, 2012
Reader invite: How can single women stay safe?
25-year-old Pallavi Purkayastha was found molested and murdered today in her Mumbai flat. We are asking you, our readers, to offer tips on how young women can stay safe.

August 07, 2012
Want to have your story published?
Penguin India is hosting a 'Love Stories That Touched My Heart' contest. If selected, your story will be used in a book of short stories, to be published by Penguin India in December 2012. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries.

August 02, 2012
Live chat: Share your love problems with the Love Guru!
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

July 31, 2012
CHAT: Diana Hayden on how YOU can look STUNNING!
The former Miss World will take questions on how you can stand out from the crowd on Wednesday, August 2, 2012 at 3pm IST.

July 23, 2012
Bhai-behen ka rishta: Share your pics!
August 2 is Raksha Bandhan. Post your Rakhi wishes for your siblings here!

July 20, 2012
MAKE A FUSS: DON'T accept that women are threatened!
Young women across India are outraged over the recent molestation of a college-going girl at the hands of a mob of grown men in Guwahati. Here, college student Kavya Bhatt shares her ire and frustration at what happened, and provides safety tips to fellow youngsters.

July 19, 2012
Chat: Heartbroken? Love Guru is here to help
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

July 18, 2012
Nagging? Chores? Marriage secrets NO ONE let you in on!
All you married folks out there, tell us what the secret is to a long, successful relationship!

July 16, 2012
Women's IQs overtake men for the 1st time in 100 years!
You may not like to hear it, but when your wife says she's smarter than you, it's likely quite true!

July 12, 2012
Live Exhibition: Subi Samuel shares his stunning photos
Ace photographer Subi Samuel will post his best pictures between 12noon and 1pm today right here on Rediff ZaraBol. Be there!

July 11, 2012
CHAT: Hot diets to lose belly fat
Losing belly fat can be a big challenge for most people. Nutrition expert Preeti Desai will be in conversation with Abhishek Mande on the diets that will help you lose those love handles on Thursday, July 12 at 4pm!

CHAT: How YOU can quit smoking!
Jatin Thakker, managing director of Gelnova Laboratories that manufactures and markets Nobacco in India, will take questions on how you can quit smoking.

July 09, 2012
CHAT: How YOU can find love too!
Varsha Agnihotri, founder of Footloose No More, a club for single people, talks about the challenges of finding love in today's times.

July 02, 2012
STRESSED OUT? Take this LIVE quiz NOW!
What causes stress and what doesn't? How can YOU beat stress in the simplest way possible? Let's find out just how much you know about stress -- its causes -- prevention and of course the cure! Join us at 3pm

June 27, 2012
Chat: The Love Guru addresses relationship problems!
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

June 14, 2012
Chat: The Love Guru addresses relationship problems!
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

May 30, 2012
The love poem that took 30 years of marriage to write
Sushrut Jangi sketches his parents. Jangi is an MD, who works at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, was born and raised in America, but says he has a 'fierce emotional and familial connection to Indian culture'.

May 24, 2012
12 percent of Indian men enjoy role-play in the bedroom!
It may surprise you to know that we aren't very conventional when it comes to sex.

Heartbroken? Love Guru's here to help!
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

May 21, 2012
The world's sauciest sex secrets revealed!
A survey conducted for National Condom Week has shed light on the wackiest sex secrets of people around the globe.

May 17, 2012
Age determines what turns you on sexually
Sexy text messages or phone calls can get young people in the mood for sex while dinner and wine are real turn-ons for the elderly, a new survey has revealed.

May 10, 2012
Live! The Love Guru chat on ZaraBol
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

May 02, 2012
Mother's Day: The best advice Mom ever gave me
Share the best piece of advice your mother ever gave you.

April 26, 2012
Live! The Love Guru chat on ZaraBol
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

April 12, 2012
Live! Chat with Love Guru on ZaraBol
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

March 29, 2012
Live! Chat with Love Guru on ZaraBol
Share your relationship problems with Get Ahead's Love Guru.

March 15, 2012
Faced discrimination in college? Tell us!
Have you experienced discrimination in your college or educational institution because of your caste? How did you cope with the incident? Did you break down, weep, or did you stand your ground and face the offenders with courage and grace? Speak up!

March 12, 2012
Tales of romance: 'My first kiss'
Tell us the story behind that special first time.

February 13, 2012
A special V-Day chat with Love Guru on ZaraBol!
We're holding a special Love Guru chat for Valentine's Day 2012!

February 06, 2012
V-Day: 'I found true love the SECOND time around'
Not everyone is first-time lucky when it comes to relationships. Are you one of those people who lost love and then found it again, with a new partner?

January 31, 2012
V-Day: Share your parents' love story!
It's a tale of romance all children want to hear -- how their parents met and fell in love!

January 27, 2012
Pippa Middleton on how to spend V-Day as a sexy singleton!
Her Royal Hotness tells us how to handle being single on V-Day!

January 24, 2012
Do YOU think 'perfect love' is attainable?
Do you think anyone can truly achieve a 'perfect' relationship, with just the right balance of compatibility, compromise and true love?

January 23, 2012
YOUR secrets to living life to the fullest
Share your mantras for living life to the full with us, and other readers. Tell us how you stay happy and healthy, serene and full of life.

January 04, 2012
Happiness must be a woman
Every year gone by is an old friend, who visited us, accompanied us through the annual highs and lows, as we search for that elusive stripper called Happiness.

December 20, 2011
At boarding school, Christmas comes early
'The carol service would end with a special rendition of We Wish You A Merry Christmas by the boys just as the girls left for their buses... That would be our last contact with the girls school for the year.' Abhijit Masih recalls that magical time when the spirit of Christmas would be ushered in at boarding school.

Lost in a Good Book
'I end up reading everything in fiction, but am biased against more 'intellectual' works and non-fiction. I read for pure enjoyment, and if something doesn't interest me -- even if it is at the top of the best-seller lists -- I won't read it.'

December 02, 2011
World's first sex school opens in Austria
The Austrian International Sex School in Vienna offers "hands on" lessons in seduction for 1,400 pounds a term.

November 28, 2011
How to cope with those first stressful months of marriage!
If you've been there, done that, share your experiences and advices with couples who are getting hitched this season!

November 23, 2011
Was YOUR wedding astrologically auspicious?
Were you desperate to land an astrologically auspicious date for your wedding? How did it pan out?

November 22, 2011
Share pics of your babies with us!
Add photographs of your baby onto our Baby Page!

Share your fave wedding pics!
Got a special photograph that captures the spirit of your big day? Let's see it!

November 18, 2011
Gender myths in the bedroom and beyond busted!
For decades, there have been preconceived notions regarding men and women's attitude toward sex. But the findings of a new study are quite surprising!

November 09, 2011
A third of women use male pals for sex!
You may have thought it's men who use women for sex, but it seems to be the other way around!

October 25, 2011
Lighting a diya for a memory
The bond forged with a mad man during a childhood Diwali still haunts Shishir Bhate.

October 24, 2011
Fireworks, fun and more Diwali photos!
Share your favourite Diwali snapshots with us!

October 17, 2011
How soon after a break-up would YOU date someone new?
How long would it take you to move from one relationship to the next? Share your rebound stories.

October 12, 2011
Google doodles for Art Clokey
With its latest creation, Google is celebrating the birth anniversary of the pioneer of stop motion clay animation.

October 10, 2011
Everyday heroes: The bravest you ever came across
You don't need a cape and a suit to be a hero -- tell us about the bravest person you ever came across.

October 04, 2011
The worst excuses to avoid having sex
Not in the mood for sex? Used sleepy and tired as excuses to your partner too often? Cringe not as you are not alone, as millions worldwide use bad excuses to save themselves from a shag.

September 30, 2011
'Price of sex hits all time low'
The 'price' of sex has dropped to new record lows with an increasing number of women bed-hopping during dates, without expectations about long-term commitments, social psychologists have revealed.

September 20, 2011
Festive recipes: We want to PUBLISH yours!
The season of festivities and celebrations is almost upon us, so help us celebrate it better with some mouth-watering traditional recipes!

September 06, 2011
The link between a man's ring finger and sex!
Here's advice for ladies who are really passionate about someone -- check his ring finger, as its length could be linked to his sex drive!

August 12, 2011
The ideal Rakhi gift: The Story of Your Lives
This Raksha Bandhan, give your sibling a present with a difference.

August 09, 2011
Bhai-behen ka rishta: Share your pics!
Raksha Bandhan is on August 13. We invite you to share special brother-sister pics with us!

August 03, 2011
Nine things you should NEVER say to your hubby!
You may think you know how to 'handle' your man, but you'll be surprised at just how many of these statements you frequently use!

July 26, 2011
Is the Big Fat Indian Wedding a waste of money?
Did you opt for a low-key wedding despite having the resources to splurge?

July 25, 2011
Once fat, chances are you'll never get slim!
Researchers claim that fat people who lose weight either by dieting or exercising, will put it all back on again within a year.

July 21, 2011
Wendi Murdoch rescued her hubby -- have you?
Ladies, how would you react on the spur of the moment if your partner was attacked?

July 20, 2011
Google doodles father of genetics Gregor Mendel
To commemorate the 189th birthday of German geneticist and monk Gregor Johann Mendel Google today surprised its visitors with a Google doodle shaped like green peas.

July 14, 2011
Yeh dosti: Tell us about YOUR fun times with pals!
Share pics and stories of your best memories and good times shared with your closest friends!

'Manorexia', the latest epidemic hitting figure-conscious men
Experts have warned that the pressure to look like a male model is driving more men to develop dangerous eating disorders.

July 12, 2011
'I pulled out of marriage at the last minute!'
Have you ever developed cold feet and pulled out of marrying at the last minute?

July 11, 2011
Did you know your shampoo can make you fat?
A new study has found that the reason most of us are unable to shed the fat in our body, is because of the "chemical calories" present in beauty products such as shampoo, body lotions and soap that we use.

July 08, 2011
Confirmed: Women are worse drivers than men!
It is official. Scientists have discovered that women drivers are more dangerous behind the wheel.

June 30, 2011
Cooking can help you get laid!
The best, and perhaps the only way for men to get a woman who is clearly out of their league is to cook for her, according to Spencer Walker, author of 'Cook To Bang: The Lay Cook's Guide to Getting Laid'.

June 23, 2011
Can movies give you conjunctivitis?
Did you catch the latest 3D movie last weekend? Well, according the Bombay Municipal Corporation, that's not the only thing you may have caught.

'Will you marry me?' Most romantic proposals!
Tell us all about your marriage proposal!

June 22, 2011
Give Aishwarya pregnancy advice!
Do you have any tips for the Bollywood superstar on keeping healthy during her pregnancy and regaining her figure after the birth?

June 21, 2011
Summer Solstice: Today is the year's longest day!
Countries lying to the north of the equator will witness 'Summer Solstice,' a phenomenon that occurs when the earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun today.

June 20, 2011
Herb used in Indian curries can spice up sex!
A herb used to add flavour to Indian curries can also spice up our sex lives, according to a new study.

June 13, 2011
Daddy and me: Special Father's Day pics!
With Father's Day coming up this Sunday, we invite you to share your most memorable moment with Daddy Dearest!

Are sexily-dressed women inviting trouble? VOTE!
If a woman is dressed provocatively, it doesn't mean that she's inviting you to bed her, does it? Vote and tell us what you think!

June 08, 2011
IPv6: Is your web site ready for it?
IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol Version 6 which is the next generation of Internet Protocol and will eventually succeed Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4).

June 06, 2011
Create a 'slidesong' and win great prizes!
Bring your photographs to life with music -- and win prizes!

June 01, 2011
Do YOU believe cellphones are a health risk?
Have you or someone you know suffered health complications as a result of cell phone usage?

May 30, 2011
Poll: Would you rather be rich or look fabulous?
If you had a choice, what would you choose -- money or good looks?

Avoider, anxious, secure: What 'attachment type' are you?
According to a research, knowing your 'attachment type' may make your relationship last longer.

May 27, 2011
Bipasha's customs collision: Was it justified?
Do you think Rs 25,000 worth of duty-free goods is a reasonable limit imposed upon air travellers by the Indian Government?

May 25, 2011
Why women find bad boys sexier
The fair sex finds moody bad guys more attractive than cheerful men sporting a smile, says a new study.

May 20, 2011
Stories: The day I brought my child into the world
Share your unique story of welcoming a child into the world with us!

May 16, 2011
Most common cancers in women
In a chat with Get Ahead readers on May 11, Dr Sanket Mehta, Consultant Oncosurgeon, Bombay Hospital and Medical research centre discussed various types of cancers in women and how to get the treatment for the same.

May 13, 2011
Now, a 'Viagra' condom for better sex!
If you don't like using condoms while having sex, this new product may change your mind.

May 02, 2011
Mommy and me: Special Mother's Day pics!
With Mother's Day around the corner, we invite you to share your most memorable moment with Mommy Dearest!

April 29, 2011
Kate & Will wedding Full Coverage
As the big day is finally upon us, we bring you live updates from what is being touted as the wedding of the century.

April 26, 2011
All you want to know about cancer
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on April 21, Dr Sanket Mehta, Consultant Oncosurgeon, Bombay Hospital and Medical research centre discussed various types of cancers and how to get treatment for the same.

April 25, 2011
Is wheat killing you? Gluten-free recipes
As part of a week-long series, we bring you recipes from Is Wheat Killing You? by renowned clinical nutritionist Ishi Khosla.

April 16, 2011
Catch up on your Zs! Dealing with insomnia
Lack of sleep has to be taken seriously. If you're suffering from a sleep disorder, help is at hand.

April 14, 2011
Romance dying? Blame it on your man
A study has found that romance is dying because men have lost the art of wooing their other halves.

April 07, 2011
Who gets phished -- and why!
Your online habits single you out as a target!

April 04, 2011
Male menopause: It really does exist!
Menopause is not limited to women -- it hits men too, say researchers.

March 29, 2011
Can't get a date? Now create a hot (fake) girlfriend on Facebook!
Do you want to change your 'single' status on Facebook to 'in a relationship'? Well, a new service is here to help you.

March 28, 2011
Do couples who look alike find perfect love?
A newly launched dating site has insisted that people are more likely to find love if their facial features are similar to their partners.

March 25, 2011
Women 'as likely as men to enjoy casual sex'
It's not just men who are looking for 'friends with benefits'.

March 24, 2011
Read a book with legs
Raja Sen muses on the things you can do with a book with legs.

March 17, 2011
Share pics, videos of your memorable holi moments
What did you do this holi? Share with us the moments you spent with your loved ones and we will publish the most interesting responses right here on!

March 08, 2011
'Women must let go of too much work-life pressure'
Media corporates gathered at The Economic Times event on March 5 discussed the role that women play at the workplace today, the challenges they face and more.

March 04, 2011
What men think of besides sex: Blank book a hit!
Opening up to the first page of this latest bestseller is sure to surprise and amuse you!

March 02, 2011
5 myths about men and sex
There are many myths surrounding men and their physiques, right from the size of their feet to their sex lives.

March 01, 2011
Mr Average, Ms Hottie: A relationship likely to fail!
A new research has suggested that relationships in which the woman is more attractive than the man are more likely to fail.

'The woman who shaped my life'
With Women's Day coming up on March 8, we want to hear about the woman in your life who has influenced you the most.

February 18, 2011
Just press 5683 to feel love
According to a German study, typing numbers on your mobile phone keypad that correspond to positive emotions make you feel better

February 17, 2011
Brazilian with 'world's largest breasts' in coma
A Brazilian woman, who claimed to have the world's largest fake breasts, is reportedly in a coma after a suicide attempt.

February 15, 2011
The longest kiss in history: A 46-hour smooch!
A Thai couple has made history with the longest kiss ever during a Valentine's Day 'kissathon' after they locked lips for 46 hours, 24 minutes and nine seconds.

February 12, 2011
'Why I hate Valentine's Day!'
If sweet sentiment and fluff are not for you, tell us!

February 10, 2011
V-Day contest: Your love story in 140 characters!
Here's your chance to impress your partner, immortalise your love story AND win FREE gifts worth Rs 5,000!

February 09, 2011
Charmed by your lover's cooking? Share the recipe!
Is your partner a whiz in the kitchen? Share his/her best recipe -- according to you -- with us.

February 04, 2011
Where will you be this V-Day?
Tell us about that special place you'd like to take your Valentine out for dinner!

February 01, 2011
Pehla Nasha: V-Day tales of your First Love!
We want to hear all about the first time you fell in love, so write in and tell us your story.

Non-penetrative sex okay for 12-yr-olds, says bill
It's called the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Bill 2010, but what it's seeking to do may be a little different from the expectations parents have.

January 20, 2011
Mobile Number Portability is magic
Today my mobile service provider made me feel very special. Reason? I initiated the first step to change my service provider by getting a Unique Portable ID.

January 18, 2011
A good sex life 'helps you live longer'
A new study has revealed that a great sex life will not only help you feel and look younger -- it will also help you live longer.

January 14, 2011
There are 13 starsigns -- and yours has changed!
Thought you were a Scorpion? According to the gradual shift of the earth's axis over the last 3,000 years and its position in relation to the 12 signs, you're now under Libra. And oh, yes, there are actually 13!

January 12, 2011
Run your way to fitness -- it's marathon time!
With the Mumbai Marathon coming up on January 16, we take a look at just why running is the preferred method of keeping fit for many.

First kiss more memorable than losing virginity
Be it behind the bike sheds or at the school disco, you are more likely to remember your first romantic kiss with your partner, more so than losing your virginity.

January 11, 2011
Shopping woes: 'Never, ever pay in advance!'
Yesterday, we carried the tale of a reader's unpleasant shopping experience and invited you to write in with yours. Here is the first set of responses we've received!

January 10, 2011
'Gift coupon? The store gifted us trouble!'
Who can resist big discounts and freebies? We all love a great bargain, but reader Harsh Dadlani* endured more trouble than he bargained for when a friend of his tried to cash in a gift voucher from home department store Big Bazaar.

January 03, 2011
What I want in 2011: 'A 1BHK in Mumbai!'
On December 31, we invited you to share your biggest wish for this year. We bring you the first few responses!

10 tips on how to stick to New Year's resolutions!
A study has found that most people who make New Year's resolutions fail to keep them within one week of starting. Now tips have been offered to help them reach their goals.

December 31, 2010
What do YOU want most in 2011?
It could be world peace or a brand new Mercedes -- let us know what you want most in the New Year!

December 28, 2010
The end of a friendship is as painful as divorce
Here's why calling off a friendship can hurt as much as ending a romance.

December 23, 2010
2010's list of the most annoying phrases
The Plain English Foundation drew up a list of annoying words and phrases for 2010. And yes Palin's 'refudiate' made the cut too!

Quotable quotes: Women and the shopping obsession!
Heard a funny one-liner? Or better still, have you come up with one yourself? Share it with us!

Couples who delay sex have better marriages
Today it is common for couples to explore their sexual compatibility before making long-term plans together. But a new study sides with a delayed approach, in which people wait for a deep level of commitment before having sex.

December 16, 2010
Too much sex 'could ruin your marriage'
Four days ago, we carried the findings of a study that said frequent sex could save a marriage. Now, a journalist who experimented with sex everyday for a month says that it led to her partner breaking off with her.

December 15, 2010
Quotable quotes: Why men cheat!
Heard a funny one-liner? Or better still, have you come up with one yourself? Share it with us!

December 13, 2010
Frequent sex can save an unhappy marriage: Study
An American research has suggested that regular sex can be a relationship saver for neurotic couples.

December 10, 2010
More Indian Americans heading back home
According to a study a growing number of Indian Americans are returning to their homeland in search of better prospects.

The real scoop on a satisfying sex life
Do you know everything about sex? Think again, for the more someone claims to know, the less they generally do know.

December 09, 2010
Forget feminism if you want your man
According to a new book, making a man feel like he is 'the good guy,' a woman's 'hero' is the way to keep him by your side.

December 08, 2010
How to secure your wireless network
Vineet Kumar & Yash Kadakia of the National Anti-Hacking Group & Security Brigade on how you can protect your wi-fi enabled Internet connection from being hacked and misused.

Why women commuting alone at night spells danger
It doesn't always happen to someone else. Here's why it's better to be safe rather than sorry.

December 07, 2010
It's official: Men want more sex than women!
Innumerable studies have gone into finding out the 'reality of the male sex drive', but now a new study claims that men really are 'hornier' than women.

December 06, 2010
Improve your metabolism, lose weight: Here's how!
Exercise, dieting and any other measures to drop those pounds will prove futile if your metabolism is sluggish.

Wandering along India's coast, from Bengal to Gujarat, following fish
Samanth Subramanian author of Following Fish shares with us his experiences of travelling across the nine Indian coastal states and swallowing live fish in Hyderabad.

December 03, 2010
Pictorial warning for smokers? Companies shut shop
Do you think carrying pictorial warnings on Indian cigarette packets will discourage desi smokers? Tell us what according to you will reduce smoking amongst young Indians.

December 02, 2010
'Hello, are you looking to take a personal loan?'
It's happened to all of us at some time or other. You're attending an important meeting or running late for a social engagement and the phone rings.

December 01, 2010
World AIDS Day: Myths about causes, symptoms of HIV
To mark World AIDS Day today, we bring you the most common myths regarding causes and symptoms of HIV.

November 30, 2010
Unfair and unlovely: We still fear 'getting dark'
Be comfortable in your own skin, says Aarti Iyer.

November 29, 2010
Don't make these mistakes when starting on a diet!
You may have the drive to drop that extra weight, but are you using the right methods?

November 22, 2010
We don't hate love stories -- we love them!
Share stories of how you met your spouse and interesting anecdotes about your wedding day!

November 15, 2010
The top 10 health benefits of lemon water
Many people love the tarty flavour of lemon juice in their dishes. But have you ever wondered that you can put this lemon juice to many more good uses than this?

November 09, 2010
Survey: 53% of Indian men have faked an orgasm!
In its November issue, FHM Magazine quizzed young men about their sex lives -- and the results are rather surprising!

November 08, 2010
Detoxing or fasting: The better deal?
Of the two practices, which is beneficial to your health?

November 01, 2010
Now, 'vampire sex' to boost your love life!
Wondering what new things you can try between the sheets? Well, the answer could be intense, wild, and dramatic vampire sex.

October 28, 2010
Cut your cancer risk: Go veg!
The risk of cancer in vegetarians is about 50 per cent lower than among people who eat meat on a regular basis.

October 27, 2010
It's your brain that falls in love, not your heart
Given your heart to someone? Check it out, you might have surrendered your brain too, scientists say.

October 26, 2010
New contraceptive gel to replace pill?
Now, researchers have developed a contraceptive gel which offers an alternative to the oral drug with none of its side-effects.

Skipping breakfast increases heart risk
Leaving the house on an empty stomach increases the risk of potentially deadly heart disease, says a new research.

Why some women make excuses not to have sex
Some women claim to have a headache, while others pretend they are too tired. But now, experts have a scientific explanation as to why such women give their husbands excuses for not wanting to have sex.

October 25, 2010
Does reading about celebs impact your health?
Is there an upside to media coverage of celebrities' private lives? A new study suggests that it has a positive impact on readers' health.

Low fat, light, lean: Understand your food labels
A little attention to detail can go a long way in boosting your health.

October 21, 2010
Men find women in red more desirable, says study
Women in red seem more attractive to men, according to a new study from University of Rochester.

'I got my first romantic gift on Karva Chauth'
Yesterday, we invited readers to share stories of their most unforgettable Karva Chauth with us. Here is the first response, from Nupur Yeshwanth Raj of Bangalore.

50% of readers spend more than 25K on a cellphone!
Last month, we invited readers to participate in our Mobile Phone Habits Poll, to establish what kind of cell phone users they are. After running the questions for a period of time, we now have the results for you and they're rather interesting!

October 20, 2010
A Karva Chauth I'll never forget
Tell us your Karva Chauth story -- good, bad, funny or disastrous, we want to hear them all.

October 19, 2010
Tech-savvy kids losing out on life's smaller joys?
Even as we cope with the reality of fast-paced technology, we need to pass on a few smiling moments from our past to our kids, feels Veenu Puri Vermani.

October 18, 2010
10 tips for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment
Undergoing breast cancer treatment? Well, here are some things to keep in mind.

October 14, 2010
The Chilean miners won a life battle: Have you?
The most critical situation of their lives involved nearly ten weeks half-a-mile below the surface of the earth, not knowing if they'd ever make it out alive. What was yours?

October 13, 2010
1 in 6 hide secret bank account from partner!
Do you keep your partner in the dark about your money? One in six people own a secret bank account that they hide from their partner, according to a new study.

October 11, 2010
Why you shouldn't shrug off pre-marital counselling
You may be in love, but pre-marital counselling may still go a long way in helping you dscover whether you're ready to take the plunge.

October 06, 2010
Strict diet twice a week cuts breast cancer risk
A new study has indicated that a strict diet for two days a week consisting solely of vegetables, fruit, milk and a mug of Bovril could prevent breast cancer.

It's official: Women use their gender like a weapon!
Scientists have proven that women frequently use their sex as a get-out clause for everything from crying to their failure to take the bins out!

October 05, 2010
Men tend to overrate their own sexual prowess!
This probably comes as no surprise to all the women out there, but men think they satisfy their partners more often than they actually do, according to a US survey.

September 30, 2010
1992-2010: How life has changed!
What do we have now that we didn't back then? Tell us what you think is different about life today from 18 years ago!

September 29, 2010
Suck in that tummy! Exercises for good posture
Good upright posture will minimise excessive strain on your muscles and joints, optimise breathing and circulation and help keep the skeletal system strong and in alignment.

September 16, 2010
Why some lose weight easily and others don't
Have you ever wondered why a friend of yours is in good shape and you are not, even though both of you follow the same diet and exercise rules? Well, you may find your answer in the findings of newly-conducted research.

September 15, 2010
Road rage: How to steer clear of it
With millions of commuters starting and ending their workdays with 30 to 90 minutes of noise, exhaust fumes and slow-motion frustration daily, the prevalence of road rage has increased considerably in the past decade. Many psychologists even classify it as a mental disorder.

September 13, 2010
Sexiest Woman Alive 'too curvy' for catwalk!
Tennis ace Andy Roddick's luscious blonde wife Brooklyn Decker says she is too curvy to be a runway model.

Claudia Schiffer: Healthier at 40 than at 20
The catwalk queen reveals that looking after yourself is the key to being comfortable with your body.

11 ways to exercise while watching TV
Hanging out on your sofa watching the 'idiot box' doesn't mean you have to be a couch potato.

September 08, 2010
A Rs 36 lakh salary 'can buy you true happiness'
All those who say money can't buy happiness may have to bite their tongues, as a new study by American scientists suggests that 50,000 pounds can buy you all the joy you need.

September 07, 2010
Indian reality TV shows: More the talent, less the fame
When will all the singing talent unearthed on India's reality shows get their big break, wonder Hiral Gandhi and Suman Gedala, who belong to the class of 2010 at the University of Rochester.

September 06, 2010
Playboys 'have shorter lives'
According to a new research, males pursuing multiple sexual partners neglect essential needs, end up having stunted growth and can die young.

September 04, 2010
Special: Teachers - the gardeners of young minds
On the occasion of Teacher's Day, Zia Mody talks of the undeniable contribution of teachers in the academic and spiritual development of young minds.

September 03, 2010
Teacher's Day special: Salutations to thee
On the occasion of Teacher's Day, Ministhy S, author and IAS officer, pays tribute to the teachers who have shaped her.

The far-reaching health benefits of fasting
Besides its spiritual significance, religious fasting translates into several health benefits for those who go through with it.

August 30, 2010
To Teacher, with love
Share stories of your favourite, most inspirational teachers with us.

How to bring back the 'zing' in your sex life
The importance of sex in a relationship, especially a few years after marriage, is underrated and most couples have no clue as to just why and when it happens.

August 27, 2010
Driving lessons: 'She had wine to calm her nerves!'
On August 23, we invited you to share their funny driving lesson stories with us. Here is the first response from a reader in London.

It's official! Marriage is bad for your sex life
Marriage takes a toll on your sex life, reveals a survey, which found that one-third of married people no longer fancy their partner as much as they did in the early days, with 43 per cent claiming their loved one has let themselves go.

August 25, 2010
A moment on the lips really does equal a lifetime on the hips
Scientists have proved that 'a moment on the lips' really does lead to 'a lifetime on the hips'.

Sexual queries: What is retarded ejaculation?
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

August 23, 2010
A century of driving lessons and still fumbling!
Got any funny stories to share from when you were learning driving? Tell us about them!

Sex queries: 'I take steroids, can I father a child?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

August 19, 2010
Why belly fat is bad for your heart
Gaining a few pounds in college, on a cruise, or over the holidays is considered harmless, but it can have cardiovascular implications, especially if the weight is gained in the abdomen.

August 18, 2010
Sexual queries: 'I can't control myself'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

August 17, 2010
Share your Rakhi memories!
Why is this festival special? What does your brother or sister mean to you? Share your memories with us!

The healthy way to keep gym germs at bay
You visit them to keep fit, but gym germs can actually cause a health setback if you're not careful.

August 16, 2010
Sexual queries: 'I have a fetish, is it normal?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

August 12, 2010
Dostana: Friends broke my heart
Era Singh learned a few facts about friendship the hard way.

August 11, 2010
Seven sex myths women fret over
Lots of myths serve to prevent women from enjoying healthy sex. Here, we discuss some of these misconceptions.

August 10, 2010
Is laziness a disease? Some health professionals think so
Two health professionals are proposing that physical inactivity is a 'disease' and should be classified as such.

Make love often: Advice from Andhra police!
Everyone's an expert on relationships lately and apparently, so is the Indian police!

August 09, 2010
Internet-addicted teens more prone to depression
A recent study has revealed that teenagers who use the Internet pathologically are more likely to develop depression than those who don't.

Rakhi: Share special sister-brother memories!
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, we invite you to share the special moments you have spent with your siblings right here!

August 03, 2010
Attending a party? Don't end up in jail
The next time you attend a party to shake a leg, you may want to ensure beforehand that your hands are not jingling inside handcuffs before the night is through.

July 30, 2010
How did you meet your best friend? Tell us!
To celebrate the special bond of friendship this Friendship Day, we invite you to share the story of how you met your best friend. The best stories will be published right here on!

Friendship Day Diary: It's ok to leave old friends behind
On the eve of Friendship Day on August 1, a friend broods over his friends that never were meant to be.

Are you being physically abused?
No form of abuse should be acceptable in a relationship. Here's what you can do if you are a victim of domestic violence.

July 29, 2010
Quick tips to ease computer eye strain
If you use a computer more than two hours a day, you could be suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome. Here are some quick tips to keep eye strain at bay.

July 27, 2010
Mandira Bedi-Raj Kaushal turn love guru
With 11 years of marital bliss, celebrity couple Mandira Bedi and Raj Kaushal will soon be giving 'Guru Gyan' on perfect relationships to Delhiites.

July 19, 2010
'You don't need eight hours of sleep a night'
Author of 'Tired But Wired', Dr Nerina Ramlakhan dispels myths about sleep and suggests ways to cope with pressure.

July 15, 2010
Pregnant? Eat for one, NOT two!
You'll receive a lot of advice when you're pregnant, but here's something you really need to know.

July 13, 2010
Monsoon beauty: Hair oil, skin serum and pedicures
Dr Sangeeta Amladi, dermatologist and Head, Medical Services at Kaya Skin Clinic, tells you how to keep your skin and hair glowing this monsoon.

July 08, 2010
'It doesn't hurt that meditation has become 'cool''
A change has come upon us, says Shwetal Rai, as she witnesses a phenomenon of ancient spritual practices creep silently into the lifestyles of the young and the restless.

July 07, 2010
Six natural ways to boost sexual desire
Amy Reiley, one of only two Americans to hold a Masters of Gastronomy degree from Le Cordon Bleu, has revealed the top six natural aphrodisiacs that will get you going.

July 06, 2010
Why you need sunscreen even in the monsoons
During the monsoon, with the heat subsiding we tend to forget a very crucial element of skin care. Sunscreen.

July 02, 2010
How to tackle premature ejaculation
Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction in men below 40 years of age. However, it can be treated with behavioural change, psychological change, and also the use of some medications.

Now, an online bookstore for everything gay
Mumbai-based social activist Shobhna S Kumar has launched India's first online bookstore 'for everything queer'.

July 01, 2010
Why it does not make sense to buy the iPad in India...yet
If you are one of those swayed by the iPad and are itching to get one, our advice to you is simple: wait. Why? Because of these very valid reasons...

Making marriage work: How to beat the 3-year itch
Dr Vijay Nagaswami, talks about his new book The Fifty-50 Marriage: A return to intimacy, the problems young couples face a few years into their marriage and shares advice on how spouses can re-connect.

June 28, 2010
How losing your temper can lead to a heart attack
Do you blow your fuse at the drop of a hat? Beware, because the more anger you experience, the worse the consequences when it comes to heart health.

June 24, 2010
Excerpt: This time he beat her up badly
We bring you an excerpt from 'The Fifty-50 Marriage: Return to Intimacy', the second in a series by psychiatrist and relationships counsellor Dr Vijay Nagaswami.

June 23, 2010
Get fit cross training: It's the latest health fad
If you've been stuck in an exercise rut, repeating the same old exercises with barely any results, then maybe your body needs to be shocked by something new and different. Cross training workouts offer a class format that creatively combines physical fitness with fun.

June 22, 2010
Erectile dysfunction can cause heart attack
An analysis by researchers in Melbourne has revealed that men aged 20 years and older diagnosed with erectile dysfunction had twofold chances of cardiovascular problems compared to those without it.

June 21, 2010
Ten tips to revive your sex life
Losing your sex drive can be very depressing and can cause lots of problems in any relationship. Here are some practical tips on reviving your libido and satisfying your partner.

June 18, 2010
How to be a good father: SRK
Since he is the face of Pepsodent toothpaste's 'Pappu and Papa' ad campaign, Shah Rukh Khan decided to give us his take on Father's Day in his own inimitable style.

Karaoke, comedy night and more fun ideas for Father's Day!
Harnoor Channi-Tiwary weighs in on some unusual ways to celebrate Father's Day on June 20.

June 17, 2010
Five home-spa treatments for your feet
Your feet need as much love and care as the rest of your body. What's more, you can pamper them in style without blowing up your monthly budget at a spa -- your kitchen has all the items you will require.

June 15, 2010
Do you suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome?
Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms and how to prevent it.

June 14, 2010
Holidays are bigger turn-on than sex for women
Taking your lady for a trip away from home will certainly earn you some brownie points, because heading off on holiday is a far bigger turn-on for women than sex.

Why dads are the best...well, almost!
As Father's Day draws closer, Abhishek Mande takes a walk down memory lane and discovers why a father-son relationship will always be special.

Health-conscious? Choose your carbs with care!
Not all carbohydrates affect your body in the same manner, which is why you should be selective about what you consume.

June 11, 2010
Monsoon ailments are upon us -- beware!
Malaria, Dengue fever and Chikungunya can spoil the fun of the rains. Read on to find out how to keep yourself safe from them.

June 09, 2010
My dad, my hero
This Father's Day, share your heroic dad story with us.

Young, successful: But they cycle to work
A growing band of young, successful Indians are taking to cycling as a green lifestyle choice, but it's far from a smooth ride, find Tanushree Ghosh and Gargi Gupta.

Sexual queries: 'I experience pain during intercourse'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

June 07, 2010
Sleep less, live less: Why 8 hours are crucial
The amount of sleep you need depends on several factors. Here's a little bit about them.

Sex queries: How mumps can cripple male fertility
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

June 03, 2010
Loss of focus? How to get 'with it' at work
Stop getting through your work day with a lack of enthusiasm and focus -- here's how to set about avoiding distraction.

June 02, 2010
A marriage 'type' may determine its success
Research has seen marriages 'typed' -- and discusses their success rates depending upon the nature of the relationship.

June 01, 2010
The easy, inexpensive way to keep wrinkles at bay
Forget Botox. The key to staving off wrinkles, it seems, is far simpler -- and less expensive. Skin scientists claim that a normal moisturiser is more than enough to smoothen the face.

'Stranded on the highway, I met God'
Abhishek Mande shares his experience of the time when he was stranded in the middle of nowhere and was helped out by a bunch of unknown people. Do you have a similar story to tell? Share it with us.

May 31, 2010
Top 10 most common sex myths revealed
Sex and desire have always been viewed to be a very important part of life, but it has emerged that most, in their pursuit for carnal satisfaction, ignore the safety and healthy bedroom rules.

The simplest diet secret: Eat less to weigh less!
If you control your portions at mealtimes, you're bound to lose weight -- it's a principle that cannot fail. But how much is enough?

May 28, 2010
Sexual queries: 'Your orientation cannot be changed'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

May 26, 2010
101 ways to use your ex's wedding dress!
A jilted American husband is finding 101 ways to use his ex-wife's wedding dress. Share your ideas with us!

Sex queries: Don't fall victim to massages and pills
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

May 24, 2010
Sexual queries: 'How to wear a condom'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

Why young Indian couples have trouble conceiving
Indian women are increasingly finding themselves falling prey to this reproductory disorder -- here's what you need to know about polycystic ovary syndrome.

May 21, 2010
Hot baths can lead to infertility!
The number of young Indian couples who have trouble conceiving a child is on the rise. Here'd why.

May 19, 2010
Failure: How it made me stronger
Newly-crowned Miss India-World confessed that she wouldn't know what she would do if she was faced with failure. Tell us how you have dealt with it in your life

May 18, 2010
Facebook nightmare: 'I wanted to kill my child'
Yesterday, we brought you the third part in a series that explores the dynamics of interpersonal relationships with the advent of online social networking. Today, Abhishek Mande speaks to a parent whose young daughter was taken advantage of by people she added on as 'friends' to her account.

May 17, 2010
He can't imagine life without Facebook
On May 14, we brought you the second part in a series that explores the dynamics of interpersonal relationships with the advent of online social networking. Today, Abhishek Mande speaks to another youngster to analyse how online interactions are influencing lives.

May 14, 2010
'I went into labour thinking of Farmville'
Yesterday, we brought you the first part in a series that explores the dynamics of interpersonal relationships with the advent of online social networking. Today, Abhishek Mande speaks to another youngster to analyse how online interactions are influencing lives.

'We promote our music on the Internet'
Music bands in India are turning to innovative ways to be heard in the market.

May 13, 2010
'How do I deal with a boyfriend called Facebook?'
Abhishek Mande finds out how the dynamics of interpersonal relationships are undergoing a sea change with the advent of online social networking.

May 10, 2010
India not a happy place for mothers: Report
At a time when the world celebrates Mother's Day, it turns out that India scores poorly among the middle-income countries when it comes to health care and well-being of mothers.

Why breaking up with a friend can be harder
It's not just romantic relationships that tend to have their ups and downs -- we have fall-outs with family and friends too. In fact, putting an end to a friendship of many years can actually be as bad, if not worse than calling things off with a lover.

The Pill turns 50: Does it still pose risks?
The Pill turned 50 yesterday -- it was introduced on May 9 exactly five decades ago. Dr Rishma Dhillon Pai discusses the advantages and risks it poses to the women of today.

May 08, 2010
Mother's Day special: An ode to my mother
Renu Khator,president, University of Houston, and chancellor of the UH System, looks back at the voices that have shaped her life, and realises that the loudest is her mother's.

May 05, 2010
How to know your erotic net worth
Now, you can figure out what your erotic net worth is and how you can increase it to your advantage!

May 04, 2010
Six steps to a happy sex life
Feeling shy to make that first move in the bedroom? Well, here are six sex tips to get you all raring to go and sweep your man off his feet.

May 03, 2010
Mother's Day: Mom's biggest sacrifice for me
Tell us a special story for this Mother's Day -- a memory that is very dear to your heart because of something unforgettable that she did for you, in the way that mothers often do.

April 30, 2010
Sexual queries: 'What are multiple orgasms?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

April 29, 2010
What women think of while having sex
A Hollywood hunk, ex-lovers, a blue film scene and even what to buy in a grocery store -- these are things that women think of while having sex.

Tips to fight body odour effectively this summer
It's hot, hot, hot this summer and body odour is a common problem faced in the sweltering heat. Here's how to fight it effectively.

April 28, 2010
Sexual queries: 'Can BP medication affect my sex life?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

April 26, 2010
Sexual queries: 'Even older men can father children'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

April 21, 2010
Are you being harassed by a telephone stalker?
Here's how to deal with harassing texts and calls from telephone stalkers.

April 20, 2010
Are Gen Y women facing increased pressure to have sex early?
With the rise of raunch culture and the 'advanced consumerist' culture of Western countries, young women are increasingly facing new pressures to have sex early and against their will, say experts.

All about male impotence: Causes and cures
Here is all that you ever wanted to know about sexual dysfunction in males -- causes, diagnosis and treatment.

April 19, 2010
Fast food 'makes people impatient'
Eating fast food not only raises your risk of putting on weight, but it can make you impatient too, even when you aren't short of time, says a new study.

April 16, 2010
Join this green brigade to combat global warming
Four good samaritans are doing their bit for Mother Earth and to combat global warming by re-planting saplings that grow on buildings and walls so that they don't die a premature death and grow into full-bodied trees.

Keep these common summer health risks at bay
Summer brings fun and play into our lives, but it also brings health hazards. Most of them, however, can easily be avoided with a little planning and preparation.

April 15, 2010
When an Indian girl marries a Pakistani boy
Chauvinism, narrow-mindedness or self-righteous wrath? Amber Rahim Shamsi weighs in on the resentment bubbling over at the idea of Sania Mirza having married a Pakistani.

April 13, 2010
The Sania-Shoaib circus: Are you not entertained?
Is the Sania-Shoaib-Ayesha controversy a media monster or are the parties directly involved responsible for being pushed into the limelight?

Study finds women are 'happier' than men
A survey has found that most women enjoy where they live, their quality of life and their balance between work and leisure -- in fact more than a third of the respondents ranked their happiness as eight out of 10 or higher.

Sex-ercises you should try
Exercise not only helps you get a fabulous body but also helps you spice up life in the bedroom.

April 07, 2010
How regular sex boosts your health
Having regular sex can help you prevent disease, fight pain and keep healthy.

April 02, 2010
Beware, cola affects male fertility: Study
Cola lovers beware as a new study claimed that having a litre or more of cold drinks daily adversely affects male fertility and decreases the sperm count by almost 30 per cent.

Smoking makes a person dumb
Young men who smoke are likely to have lower IQs than their non-smoking peers, a new study has determined.

April 01, 2010
It's official: Men are obsessed with sex
A recent book reveals the deep dark secrets of the male mind.

March 29, 2010
The many health benefits of aloe vera
In addition to its use in skincare products, here are a few more healthcare advantages the aloe vera plant offers.

March 26, 2010
High cholesterol? These foods will lower it
Consuming certain foods has been proven to help lower cholesterol levels, thus helping you to avoid cholesterol medications or take a lower dose of medicines. Read on to learn more.

March 25, 2010
Sexual intercourse: The myths vs the facts
Here is a look at certain facts concerning sexual intercourse, as opposed to the most prevalent sexual myths.

March 24, 2010
Beware: Heart disease is getting younger
It's never too early to start following a healthier lifestyle in order to minimise the risk of heart disease. Here's why.

March 23, 2010
Exercise: How to motivate yourself and just do it!
The benefits of exercise are numerous, so stop procrastinating and hit the gym -- here's how!

March 22, 2010
Style risks: The hazards of body piercing
Body piercing, a cosmetic procedure popular in antiquity, has become very fashionable again in recent years. But if you're contemplating getting a piercing done, remember that these attention-grabbing procedures come with risks.

March 19, 2010
Over-exercising: Are you going overboard?
It is universally recognised that regular exercise is beneficial to health. But sometimes people rigorously train because they're enthusiastic about a certain sport and end up overdoing it, so here's what you should look out for.

March 17, 2010
Insomnia: Are you counting sheep all night?
Do you suffer from lack of sleep? Tell us how you cope with it.

March 16, 2010
All about weight management: What's right for YOU?
Fitness expert and nutritionist, Venu Hirani of weight management specialists gives you the low-down on weight management.

March 15, 2010
'We take big bites out of life'
Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma have become household names with their television show, Highway on my Plate. Abhilasha Ojha reports.

March 11, 2010
10 health benefits of spicy food
They may give you heartburn, but they also have great health benefits when consumed in moderation -- here are a few positives associated with spicy foods.

March 03, 2010
Revealed: Formula to get a 'perfect wife'
Ladies around the world please take note: Scientists have announced the mathematical formula for the perfect wife.

Youth more prone to committing suicide: Report
Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB).

February 25, 2010
What your sleep position says about you
According to life doctor Pam Spurr, body language in bed could be a telling indicator of your emotional status in a relationship.

February 17, 2010
Heart attack signs you should not ignore
Did you know that taking an aspirin when you suffer a heart attack may save your life, or that the symptoms differ significantly for men and women? Read on to learn all about recognising a heart attack and what you can do by way of prevention and treatment.

'Shame raises stigma against people with a mental illness'
It is critical that we get past the stigma of mental illness, says Nisha Chhabra.

February 11, 2010
VDay special: How to ask someone out!
Having trouble asking someone out? Kanchan Maslekar spoke to a few youngsters who are familiar with the dating game -- here is their advice!

Valentine's Day is the best day to propose: Survey
Six in 10 women and four in 10 men prefer to propose to their loved ones on February 14, according to the survey.

Where NOT to take your date on VDay
Spots you should avoid on Valentine's Day and suggestions for where you could go.

February 10, 2010
Ladies, 5 easy ways to ask him out
To help all you gals out there land a date with the guy of your dreams, here are some pointers.

February 09, 2010
Ladies, beware when you check into hotels alone
What are the precautions a woman should take when occupying a hotel room all by herself? Here are a few suggestions to ensure your safety and wellbeing.

'We don't understand the effects of drunk driving'
Get Ahead readers suggest how tragedies related to drunk driving cases can be avoided.

On the lookout for love: A Valentine special
There is never a foolproof method when it comes to finding love, but here are a few tips and suggestions that can help you open up avenues of meeting The One. Insiyah Vahanvaty reports.

February 08, 2010
'I'm a blend of American clay, Indian handiwork'
American-born, Indian-bred Anshuman Prasad fears he will once again swap identities and lose his acquired Indian-ness.

February 05, 2010
Reader speak: How to stop drunk driving
Get Ahead readers suggest how tragedies related to drunk driving cases can be avoided. Share your suggestions!

February 04, 2010
Stop Drunk Driving: 'Bars should hire taxis'
Get Ahead readers suggest how tragedies related to drunk driving cases can be avoided. Share your suggestions!

Ten ways to boost your libido
A failing sex drive can be frustrating, but there are a number of things that you can do to perform better in the bedroom.

Delhi pubs offer liquor to underage youngsters
Pubs in Delhi are holding private drink unions and whiskey parties for school students, defying a government ban on serving the under-aged.

Jab we met: Share your love stories with us for VDay!
Keeping with the romantic spirit of Valentine's Day, which is around the corner, we invite readers to share their special love stories with us!

February 03, 2010
'Drunk driver? Confiscate the vehicle and fine heavily'
Get Ahead readers suggest how tragedies related to drunk driving cases can be avoided.

February 02, 2010
'Educate students in college about drunk driving'
Get Ahead readers suggest how we can avert tragedies related to drinking and driving cases.

February 01, 2010
Stopping Drunk Driving: 'Place cops outside pubs'
Readers Abhishek Rungta and Ganesh Thorali Kuppuswamy suggests posting cops outside the parking lots of pubs, bars and liqour shops to avert tragedies resulting out of drunk driving.

These foods will improve your sex life!
Here's the lowdown on a few foods that will help give your love life a much-needed boost.

Get fit! The benefits of aerobic exercise
Aerobics are an easy, fun way to get fit. Here's an outline of what's in it for you.

Stop Drunk Driving today! Tell us how
What must young people do to stop such tragedies that destroy lives? How are you spreading the message of safe driving and responsible drinking amongst your peers? How do you plan to drive home the message further?

January 29, 2010
Youth suicides: 'Communication is key to prevention'
Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar, a noted psychiatrist in Chennai, speaks with Shobha Warrier about the recent spate of youth suicides.

January 28, 2010
How do you cope with a painful break-up?
The sports circuit is buzzing today with the news that Sania Mirza has called off her engagement of seven months to Sohrab Mirza citing incompatibility. Have you had a similar experience?

Don't let the belly dance: An abs routine
Are you fed up of flab on your tummy? Here's how to get rock hard abs by fitness expert Namita Jain.

Flush out the toxins! Foods to detoxify your body
If you want to clean up your act diet-wise, here's some sound advice regarding foods that possess detoxifying properties and how they can benefit you.

January 22, 2010
Student suicide: A counsellor answers reader queries
In a chat with Get Ahead readers on January 20 Dr Lakshmi Vijaykumar, founder trustee of SNEHA, a voluntary centre for suicide prevention, discussed the steps that parents must take to dissuade their children from taking such a drastic step.

Teenage suicides: Warning signs and how to deal with it
Counsellors speak out about the recent spate of student suicides in the city, tell you how to identify warning signs and how to deal with depression.

These foods are most likely to ruin your diet plan
In your bid to drop weight or eat healthy, don't let these 'diet breakers' ruin your regime! We bring you the most popular foods that bring on cravings -- and substitutes that will ensure your calorie intake stays in control.

January 19, 2010
Effective home remedies for stretch marks
Here are a few remedies you can prepare yourself at home to combat unsightly skin caused by stretch marks.

January 16, 2010
How to recover after running a marathon
Tips to help you speed up the recovery process and get back to your regular running routine.

January 15, 2010
Marathon prep: What to carry on D-Day
With the Mumbai Marathon coming up on the weekend, fitness expert Leena Mogre gives us the final checklist of how to get kitted out and things to carry with you on the big day.

Marathon training: A day before, during and after
With the Mumbai Marathon around the corner on January 17, here are a few things you should keep in mind a day before, during and right after the race.

Sexual queries: 'Is sex during pregnancy safe?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

US couple share wedding day with Indian orphans
A couple that got married with a unique ceremony in Kolkata speak to Aseem Chhabra about the moving experience.

January 14, 2010
Sex queries: 'He's dissatisfied with our sex life'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

Marathon training: Tips for long distance runners
If you've been running a long time and are prepping for the Mumbai Marathon on January 17, here are a few additional tips to keep you going all the way through.

January 13, 2010
Watching too much television can kill you
If you're parked in front of the telly for hours at a stretch and it's becoming a habit, you better watch out! A new Australian study has found that couch potatoes have a shorter lifespan.

Sexual queries: 'Can tobacco affect my libido?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

Marathon training: Nutrition tips for runners
With the Mumbai Marathon coming up January 17, here is some nutritional advice for those who will be competing.

January 11, 2010
Marathon training: Tips for the countdown to D-Day
With the Mumbai Marathon coming up this Sunday, here are a few tips to follow as the week winds down.

January 08, 2010
Relationships: Are you caught up in the 'hunt'?
A large number of emotionally vulnerable women fall prey to manipulative relationships every day, perpetuating feelings of loss and a further erosion of self-esteem at the end of the game they thought was 'love'. Jayalakshmi Sengupta reports.

January 07, 2010
Endometriosis: What women should know
Indian women continue to suffer endometriosis while Padma Lakshmi is its celebrity face.

January 06, 2010
Mobile woes: 'My connection was cut for 2 days!'
We recently carried A Ganesh Nadar's account of having a cellphone connection go from bad to worse and asked readers to share similar experiences with us. Here, Deepesh Krishnan tells his story.

January 04, 2010
Mobile woes: 'Landline is 'out of range'!'
Everyone loves to hate their mobile service providers. Here, A. Ganesh Nadar shares his recent experience of having a cellphone connection go from bad to worse while travelling.

Preparing for the marathon? Don't make these mistakes
If you've decided that running a marathon is something you would like to do and you have already committed some time to training, you need to avoid these mistakes first-time marathon runners often make.

December 23, 2009
The man's guide to spotting single women
Wondering how to discover if the woman you are interested in is single? You can use the aforementioned hints as clues to her status.

December 18, 2009
Five tips to avoid 'Messting'
'Messting' is the new term coined for ruining your life by sending text messages. So, to avoid falling from grace, a list of five things to think about before hitting 'send' has been advised.

December 17, 2009
Working fathers too busy for kids?
Fathers busy working are missing out on time with their children, a new study shows.

How not to expose your friends list online
When Facebook came up with new privacy settings, it took away the ability to hide some information that was not to be made public, like the Friends List. Follow these steps to make the changes.

December 15, 2009
Are energy drinks harmful? What you should know
Is the consumption of energy drinks harmful? We examine the pros and cons of this growing trend among youngsters.

December 11, 2009
'12 percent of Indian women menopausal before 39'
More and more young Indian women are suffering from premature menopause, some even in their 20s. Lifemojo weighs in.

December 10, 2009
The winner takes it all? Not always
For alpha males -- highly aggressive men who are usually at the helm of affairs -- life is not a picnic. Deeper issues invariably plague most, which they are unable to cope with. Jayalakshmi Sengupta probes their psyche and disposition.

December 08, 2009
Now, 'bet' diets: Are such health challenges safe?
Bet dieting gives you a very important incentive to shed the pounds -- money, gifts or favours! But how safe is it when it comes to your health?

December 07, 2009
A fun workshop on yoga games
Announcing a fun workshop with yogacharya Shameem Akthar, who has been trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, on yoga games, as played in ancient India.

'Past life regression helps you overcome phobias'
Dr Trupti Jayin, clinical psychologist and past life therapist, who is working on NDTV Imagine's new reality show Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka, discusses the theory of rebirth and her line of work with Rajul Hegde.

November 30, 2009
Sex queries: 'Does size really matter?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

Stalked: 'You don't know me, but I know you'
We invited readers to comment on how young people can deal with stalkers and obsessive lovers. Here, reader Ram shares his online experience with an unknown woman.

November 27, 2009
Sex queries: 'I never feel like it anymore'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

Home remedies for a sore throat
Sore throats are a very common reason why patients visit a doctor. But if you want to skip that visit, these home remedies are very effective too.

Stalked: 'They said I had acute psychosis'
We invited readers to comment on how young people can deal with stalkers and obsessive lovers. Here, reader Shibani Malik* shares her harrowing experience at the hands of an office admirer.

November 25, 2009
'Is it advised to have sex regularly as you age?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

November 24, 2009
A few things every man should know!
A new book, entitled 150 Things Every Man Should Know, offers to help men through the minefield of being a male. The tome by Gareth May hands out pointers about certain skills, which apparently all lads would find indispensable, such as the correct etiquette in a urinal, hiding a lovebite, or spotting artificial breasts.

The right diet for healthy hair and skin
Hair and skin are the two components of our physical being which reflect our health. Here are a few dietary tips that will keep yours glowing.

A simple 5-step plan to success
Whatever be your goal, take the first step - however small - right away.

November 17, 2009
From the other side: 'I am not a stalker'
We invited readers to comment on how young people can deal with stalkers and obsessive lovers. Here, we cross over to the other side of the fence with reader Raghu's story -- he used to follow a girl around but says it was harmless and because he was in love.

November 16, 2009
Stalked: 'He threatened my mother'
We invited readers to comment on how young people can deal with stalkers and obsessive lovers. Here, reader Shifali Parekh tells how her sister's stalker left her whole family shaken.

November 13, 2009
Stalked: 'Don't hesitate in seeking help'
We invited readers to comment on how young people can deal with stalkers and obsessive lovers. Here, Amit Kumar shares a few safety tips with women.

Beat heart disease risk while you're still young
In the last few decades, India has emerged as the world capital for heart diseases. Here's how you can keep yours in top form.

'Dancing as a career deserves respectability'
With Latin and ballroom dancing becoming more popular among urban Indians, they are moving to more serious business in place of just being an entertainment. Talented young professionals and choreographers are catering to this massive sway, ushering in a new dance culture, observes Jayalakshmi Sengupta.

November 12, 2009
Stalked: 'He was my lecturer, I was helpless'
Rinku Sinha recounts her harrowing stalker experience from when she was in college.

November 11, 2009
Stalked: 'My ex-girlfriend became obsessed with me'
An anonymous male reader narrates his experience of being stalked by an ex-girlfriend.

November 10, 2009
Online security dos and don'ts
David Hall of Symantec gives simple tips to protect yourself from phishing and identity thefts and your machine from virus and spam mail attacks.

November 09, 2009
Stalked: 'I used to go mad with worry in the bus'
Reader Aditi Sardana* narrates her stalking experience as a teenager, when she had just moved into a new neighbourhood with her family.

November 04, 2009
6 ways to stay warm and save money this winter
These DIY projects before wintertime reduce home energy use and save you money.

'Will surgery affect my sex life?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

November 03, 2009
Now, a 'divorce travel package' to save your marriage
A Mumbai-based travel company has launched a new package designed for couples whose marriage is on the rocks, but are willing to give it another shot.

November 02, 2009
Stalked: 'My sister was still in school'
Reader Mukesh Ranjan from Pitampura in Delhi narrates his sister's traumatic stalking experience.

Sex queries: 'Health risk of a one-night stand'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

October 29, 2009
Stalked: 'Even my parents couldn't stop him'
A stalking victim recollects the harrowing months when an unknown boy followed her everywhere she went.

Dealing with stalkers: Professionals speak
Keeping your peers informed, calling up the police and confronting your stalker are just some of the many things you can do to keep that individual away.

October 28, 2009
8 body pains you should not ignore
There is pain that is tolerable and that you can work through, and then there is body pain that you need to sit up and listen to.

October 23, 2009
Yoga dance workshop
Announcing yoga dance workshop with yogacharya Shameem Akthar, who has been trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center.

Sex queries: 'My wife is not sexually active'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

October 22, 2009
Hey, budding cooks, we want your recipes!
If you're one of those who cooks instead of merely praising other people's culinary skills, we want your favourite recipes.

October 20, 2009
The five rules of great sex
Want to spice things up in the bedroom? Well, then turn your attention to a new book that provides tips on how to turn on your partner.

October 06, 2009
Dating online? 6 mistakes to avoid
Experts from a dating website have put together a list of faux pas of online dating, so read on if you want to meet with success.

October 05, 2009
10 kitchen spices with healing powers
From the unassuming methi to the repulsive hing, a few spices standing on your kitchen shelf can aid everything from high blood pressure to lowering the risk of strokes.

September 30, 2009
Property and custody laws related to divorce
Earlier this week, Firoza Daruwala, a trainee associate lawyer with a leading Mumbai-based law firm, explained how one goes about filing for divorce and what the law states. Today, she explains the various property laws related to legal separation.

September 29, 2009
Playing Sudoku can make you fat
Filling in a Sudoku grid or doing a crossword can make you fat, claims a new study.

Girls love it when men use cheesy chat-up lines! What's yours?
The next time you approach a girl, do not hesitate to try out a cheesy chat-up line because girls absolutely love it, for they give a glimpse of a man's sense of humour.

Sex queries: 'Can I get AIDS through foreplay?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

September 28, 2009
7 ways to stay fit this festive season
Here are a few ways to avoid the proverbial winter weight gain during this festive season.

Sexual queries: 'Can spinal problems affect sex?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

Divorce: How to go about it and what the law states
A breakdown of the laws that govern divorce in India.

September 24, 2009
Sexual queries: 'Are oral contraceptives safe?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

September 18, 2009
7 simple ways to quiet ordinary snoring
Snoring often leads to embarrassment and can wreck a good night's sleep of your partner. Here are some simple ways to silence the disturbing nasal sound.

September 17, 2009
'We're not villains!' Harassed moms-in-law unite
Bangalore ladies are coming together to break social stereotypes and be heard, reports Vicky Nanjappa.

The top 10 excuses people use to avoid sex
The humble headache has had its day as far as excuses to avoid sex are concerned, for now the reigning white lie to snub a romp is 'I'm too tired', says a new survey.

September 16, 2009
It's official: Men are bigger liars than women
Believe it when women say their partners are bigger liars than them, for a new survey has revealed that males tell twice as many lies as females.

September 15, 2009
Prevent lay-offs from affecting your marriage
As people are increasingly losing jobs due to recession, their married lives are hitting a rough patch as well. But you can still pull your married lives together by following some simple tips to reduce the tension.

10 health benefits of sex
Regular sex has certain benefits, apart from just momentary pleasure.

September 14, 2009
Social networking nightmares- Tell us
Have you had a nightmare because of your social networking account- We want to hear about it.

September 11, 2009
10 foods to lift your mood
The food you eat affects your physical as well as your mental well-being. A healthy diet may be enough to lift your spirits.

Sex queries: 'I have a sexual addiction'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

September 09, 2009
Sexual queries: 'I am far less energetic'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

September 08, 2009
My social networking nightmare: Pria Kataaria Puri
Celebrated Indian designer Pria Kataaria Puri's email and social networking accounts were hacked in January this year and she is still suffering the repercussions. Here is her story.

Women have sex to relieve boredom, migraines and out of pity
Women indulge in sex not for love and passion, but for various other 'unromantic' reasons -- including relieving themselves of boredom, out of pity for a man and even to cure a migraine headache -- says a new book.

September 07, 2009
Sexual queries: 'I have never experienced an orgasm'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

Eating at the 'wrong' time can lead to weight gain
Eat at the right time of day if you actually want to shed those extra pounds, an American study suggests.

August 28, 2009
Nine easy ways to beat stress
Beating stress need to be a stressful job anymore. Here's how easyily you can do it.

August 27, 2009
Sex queries: 'I'm scared to visit the doctor'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

August 26, 2009
'How I befriended my mother-in-law'
Get Ahead reader Asha Fernandes* sent in this interesting story of how she befriended her formidable mother-in-law. As the first part of a series, we bring you her experience.

Sexual queries: 'Is this method of arousal normal?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

August 25, 2009
Sexual queries: 'Increasing chances of conception'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

Is humour a sign of aggression?
German academic sees humour as an act of aggression, and says that people who make others laugh think that they are higher up the social ladder than their audiences.

August 24, 2009
Wednesday, not Monday, is the worst day of the week
Monday was always assumed to be the day we are most miserable, but as it turns out, Wednesday is the worst day of the week.

August 21, 2009
What cellphone usage says about your relationships
A little bit of self-reflection never hurt anyone, so we're asking you to judge yourself based on your cellphone use. Even funny and interesting experiences or anecdotes are welcome.

Romantic candle-lit dinners can lead to cancer
A candle-lit dinner with your date may actually be harmful for the environment, and lead to cancer, suggests a new study.

August 19, 2009
Women prefer men who are already in relationships!
Researchers at Oklahoma State University in the US use the term 'mate poaching' to describe this phenomenon.

August 14, 2009
Government pays couples to delay having kids: Your say
Over 2,000 couples sign up, with the first payments expected on August 15. We ask readers what they think of the initiative.

August 13, 2009
Want to be happy? Recall yesterday's best moments
Want to stay happier? Just sport a smile and recollect something pleasant which happened the previous day, says a new study.

August 12, 2009
Videos, sex, porn top kids' Internet searches
A new survey has revealed that watching YouTube videos, looking up 'sex', socialising and searching for search engines are the popular activities children perform on the Internet.

Sexual queries: 'I find intercourse painful'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

August 11, 2009
Sexual queries: 'My wife fears intercourse'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

August 10, 2009
A miracle cream 'which reverses ageing process'
Spotted yet another wrinkle? No need to simply surrender to the temptation to the tall claims made by the burgeoning 'anti-wrinkle' cream market which makes sure that there's an anti-ageing cream launched every month.

What food colours tell you about nutrition
What does the colour of a fruit or vegetable tell you about its nutritional value? A feature by NutritionVista.

August 07, 2009
How to keep your skin happily hydrated
We all want a glowing complexion, but no amount of makeup can help if the skin isn't supple and nourished from within. Start out on the right note with moisturisation; that's where that coveted healthy flush begins.

Sex queries: 'I'm scared of getting circumcised'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

August 05, 2009
'Moving on your own to a new city can be daunting'
As part of a series commencing today, we'll be posting readers' experiences and advice when it comes to moving out on your own. Here, Rachita Awasthi shares her story of moving from Delhi to Mumbai following a job transfer.

August 04, 2009
Sex queries: 'Porn makes me feel inadequate'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

July 31, 2009
Sexual queries: 'My sex life is becoming dull'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

20-something? 'What's high BP got to do with me?' explores the complications that can arise from high blood pressure, which is fast becoming a young people's health concern.

July 30, 2009
Sex queries: 'When I look at myself I feel shy'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries.

Dull, rainy weather? Keep your skin glowing anyway
Three skincare experts weigh in on how you should care for your complexion during the monsoons.

July 29, 2009
Brisk exercise lowers cancer risk
Strenuous exercise for just half an hour a day can reduce a person's risk of dying from cancer, says a new study.

July 28, 2009
Love is not enough to make a marriage work
Love has no major role to play in keeping couples together. In fact, the chances of a couple staying together are affected by age, previous relationships -- and smoking.

July 27, 2009
How kissing boosts sexual satisfaction
When it comes to sexual satisfaction, kissing may be the perfect way to begin with.

July 24, 2009
Keep ailments at bay this monsoon
Watch out, the monsoons are here. And so are the bugs and the bacteria! NutritionVista provides a few tips to stay healthy all through the rainy season.

July 22, 2009
8 secrets to super sex revealed
Forget Viagra, sex toys or mastering Kama Sutra-style sexual gymnastics -- the key ingredients to great sex are all in your mind, according to a recent study.

July 20, 2009
12 things you should avoid during sex
While much has been written about how to boost action in the bedroom, there are things one should never do when it comes to sex.

Self-medicating? You're at risk of addiction
Pop legend Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, allegedly after overdosing on prescription drugs. We explore the hazards of self-medicating.

July 18, 2009
Genetic testing: An investment in your health
It's a trend that is steadily growing in urban India. Making an 'investment' which promises good health. And it's to do with more than simply paying your health insurance premiums. Instead, what you're paying for is predictive diagnostics tailored to help you zoom into the future to know what disease may strike you; or rewind into the past to locate a truant gene in your family's genetic pool, that may hold the possibility of ruining your health.

July 10, 2009
Stress leads to obesity, not to weight-loss
A study has suggested that people fighting the battle of the bulge should de-stress themselves, as it found that too much stress can make you fat.

July 08, 2009
Sexual queries: 'How diabetes affects intercourse'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to <I>rediff</I> readers' sexual queries.

Haircare: Sport a great mane all through the rains!
Three haircare experts weigh in on how you should care for your hair during the monsoons.

July 07, 2009
The art of 'outercourse' to spice up sex life!
People who do not want to go all the way to sexual intercourse can still be more sexual, more intimate, and even more orgasmic with their lover, thanks to what sex experts call an 'outercourse'.

July 06, 2009
Sexual queries: 'What's the normal duration of intercourse?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to <I>rediff</I> readers' sexual queries.

July 02, 2009
Are you for or against the legalisation of gay sex?
In a revolutionary judgment, the Delhi high court legalised gay sex among consenting adults, stating that the law making it a criminal offence violates fundamental rights. What are your views on the judgment?

July 01, 2009
Sexual queries: 'Does masturbation harm one's health?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to <I>rediff</I> readers' sexual queries.

June 30, 2009
Finally, an effective treatment for cellulite
Dermatologist Dr Parul Kolhe briefs readers on the latest effective treatments for cellulite.

June 29, 2009
Report: Post-workout fat burn myth busted
Researchers have dispelled the long-held myth that burning of fat occurs not just during exercise but also long after the workout is over.

June 25, 2009
Men derive more pleasure from food than sex
A new study has confirmed what many women already knew: men prefer food over sex. The Australian study asked individuals to rank which everyday experiences give them the most pleasure.

Contraceptives: All you need to know
It took a small pill to change the social and sexual landscape of the world. More women have popped the oral contraceptive pills than any other prescribed medicine. But when it comes to taking charge of your biology, we have many more options today. Here's a comprehensive checklist to choose from.

They married for money -- would you?
Kanchana Banerjee speaks to four individuals who married for better financial prospects. Do they regret the decision? Would you?

June 24, 2009
We want your monsoon recipes!
Write in to us with instructions on how to prepare lip-smacking rainy-day foods and we'll publish your recipes right here on <I></I>.

Rainy day romance? Tell us all about it!
Do you have any special memories that were created during this season? Share your monsoon magic with us -- we want to hear all about your romantic rainy liasons and experiences.

Ten steps to an extended massive orgasm
While a majority of couples wish to have extended massive orgasm (EMO), not everybody comes down to experiencing these repeated orgasmic waves.

Hostel hunting? Here's help
They're usually close to your college, your neighbours are fun college-goers and you don't have to worry about cooking or water. But how do you go about finding a good hostel?

Tasty tiffin recipes: Paneer Parathas and Chicken Salad
Three quicky recipes for your office dabba.

June 23, 2009
A customised diet plan to shed 10 kilos in 2 months!
Fitness expert Brinda Sapat has created a special diet and fitness regimen for readers that will enable them to lose upto 10 kilos in two months.

June 22, 2009
'Dad, I'm proud of you'
Special Father's Day messages from our readers.

June 20, 2009
'Happy Father's Day, Dad!'
Special Father's Day wishes.

'My special Dad'
Special Father's Day messages.

'Dad, I could not love you more'
Special Father's Day messages from our readers.

June 19, 2009
'Papa, aap hain hamari jaan'
Father's Day messages from GA readers to their dads.

'Dad, you're my inspiration'
Father's Day messages from GA readers to their dads.

'Dad, you rock!'
Father's Day messages for all those special dads!

'Pa, you are my world'
Loving Father's Day messages from children to their dads and dads to their kids.

10 common nutritional myths debunked
Kanchan Saggi of NutritionVista outlines the most common nutritional myths and uncovers the actual facts associated with them.

'Daddy, tussi great ho'
Sentimental wishes that go out from kids young and old to their Dad on Father's Day.

June 18, 2009
'Thanks for everything, Papa'
GA readers send in their Father's Day wishes and pics.

'Dad, you're better than Zidane'
Sentimental wishes that go out from kids young and old to their Dad on Father's Day.

'A father like you...'
Readers send in their special wishes for their dads on Father's Day.

June 17, 2009
'Dad, you are missed'
On the occasion of Father's Day, we feature messages and photographs readers sent in.

'Dad, if I could turn back time'
GA readers share their special wishes for their dads on Father's Day.

June 16, 2009
'Papa, I love you...'
We publish the special messages our readers sent in to wish their dads on Father's Day.

Young? You still need to keep tabs on your cholesterol levels
Meenakshi Hejmadi of outlines the importance of youngsters keeping their cholesterol levels in check.

'Dad, you are my hero!'
We asked readers to send in their special messages for Father's Day. Here we publish some of the responses we received.

June 15, 2009
Tell your dad he is special
Please mail us your messages and memories --accompanied if possible by photographs and videos -- and we'll feature them right here on

June 12, 2009
Sexual queries: Is anal sex harmful?'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti will be responding to rediff readers' sexual queries on a weekly basis. Here is his fourth set of responses.

How couples can help each other stay healthy
Both men and women tend to gain weight right after marriage. So, health experts have offered some tips that will help couples stay healthier together.

June 11, 2009
Men find Miss Average more attractive than hot babes
Here's some good news for size 14 women: Gentlemen find the homely shape of the girl-next-door more attractive than the 'perfect' proportions of models.

June 10, 2009
Suffering from acne? Try these home remedies
Dermatologist Dr Parul Kolhe gives you the lowdown on home remedies to beat acne.

June 09, 2009
Nap at work to enhance your problem-solving skills!
A leading expert on the positive benefits of napping says that Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep -- when one's eyes move under closed eyelids due to brain activity -- enhances creative problem-solving.

June 04, 2009
Hunks do get the most sex, but at a cost!
Woo-hoo! Being a beefcake is a true blessing. Not only does your body becomes a 'crowd stopper', you also end up attracting most women. But wait, there's a downside of all that brawn: poor immune system and an increased appetite.

June 02, 2009
Six facts about the female orgasm revealed
While the female orgasm has been the subject of so many myths and folk beliefs, scientists are trying their best to know more about the mystery behind the phenomenon. And now, after some intense field research, a team of experts have uncovered six facts about the female orgasm, as revealed by modern science, reports <I>New Scientist</I> magazine.

May 29, 2009
The biggest health myths busted
If you believe that pregnant women are supposed to eat for two or sugar makes children hyperactive, better think again because these are just two of the countless health myths followed since generations. Scientists have debunked the biggest health myths that have existed until now.

'Aussies are very aggressive when they're drunk'
In the second part of a series, Get Ahead readers share their tips on how not to be attacked in Australia.

May 28, 2009
It's official: Men are the weaker sex
Scientists have finally put an end to the age-old battle of the sexes, by claiming that men are the weaker sex.

May 22, 2009
Foods to keep your skin glowing provides simple tips on how to keep yuor skin in tip-top shape.

May 21, 2009
Computer geeks are the best when it comes to sex!
If your partner is a computer nerd, your sex life will certainly be rocking, for a survey has revealed that IT professionals make the best lovers!

Sexual queries: 'I can't orgasm during intercourse'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti will be responding to rediff readers' sexual queries on a weekly basis. Here is his third set of responses.

May 18, 2009
A good night's sleep may help you lose weight
Getting more sleep can help you shed those extra pounds, a study has suggested. Read on to learn more.

May 14, 2009
Is your snoring creating a nuisance at night?
Meenakshi Hejmadi of fills you in on what causes snoring and how to prevent this worrisome habit.

Now, a bottle that monitors your fluid intake
This 'intelligent water bottle' calculates one's personal hydration requirements and paces one throughout the day to achieve hydration goals.

May 13, 2009
Women with high emotional intelligence 'have more fun in bed'
Women with high emotional intelligence (EI) have better sex lives, according to a new study. Read on to learn more.

May 12, 2009
Sexual queries: 'Don't risk sex without a condom'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti will be responding to rediff readers' sexual queries on a weekly basis. Here is his second set of responses.

May 11, 2009
'Love handles' stress can ruin women's sex lives
Love handles may be stopping you from getting frisky between the sheets, a new UK report claims. Read on to learn more.

May 08, 2009
High heels can boost health, sex life!
Italian researchers have found women who wear a heel of one to two inches may have more fun between the sheets.

May 07, 2009
What's an MTV producer from New York doing in the polls?
few weeks ago Akshay Bhansali took leave from his job at MTV, New York, and arrived in Gwalior to help his mother Yashodhara Raje's campaign.

A few cool ways to beat the summer heat
Kanchan Saggi of provides readers with a few tips to beat the scorching heat this summer.

May 05, 2009
All you need to know about the swine flu
Poonam Vaswani of educates readers about the swine flu's symptoms, methods of prevention and cure.

May 04, 2009
'Marriage need not mean the death of romance'
As the lives of both spouses get more complicated with careers, ambitions and family life, is there any time left for romance? Kanchana Banerjee has a few married couples weight in and provides valuable tips.

Your sex queries answered: Premature ejaculation
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti will be responding to rediff readers' sexual queries on a weekly basis. Here is his first set of responses.

April 30, 2009
Soon, a 'love potion' to improve your relationship!
Most people think at some point that communicating positively with their partners when discussing stressful issues is an impossible task. But worry not, for Swiss researchers are working on a 'love potion' that will drive away all such conflicts.

April 29, 2009
Tarot: Should you change your name?
Tarot consultant Aparna Bose hosted a chat with GA readers on April 14. For those of you who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript.

April 28, 2009
Here's how you can spice up your sex life!
Bored with your sex life? Well, then sensate-focused sex is the name of the game for you. The nice, slow lovemaking where all you do is focus on your sensations, is the new mantra to renew your sex life as you rediscover each other.

April 27, 2009
Today's dating practices can lead to 'Modern Female Dating Anxiety'
With symptoms like sweaty palms, shallow breathing and obsessive behaviour, a thoroughly modern epidemic -- Modern Female Dating Anxiety (MFDA) -- has developed and it is by-product of technological communication and casual dating practises, say two leading experts.

April 23, 2009
Why love often lessens after marriage
If you're planning to make your relationship eternal by getting married, then you should sit down for a moment and give the idea a second thought, suggests a new study.

April 22, 2009
The aftermath of rape: A counsellor's advice
A 23-year-old American girl, a student at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Trombay, was drugged and raped by six male friends last week. Yesterday, we published a guide for young women on date rape and how to prevent against it. Here, Mumbai-based clinical psychologist Dr Sadia Raval sheds light on the emotional trauma of rape victims and imparts therapeutic advice to them and their families.

Exercise dos & don'ts for expectant mums
Fitness expert Birnda Sapat provides a few tips to mothers-to-be who want to stay in top form throughout their pregnancy.

Seven ways to boost your lover's libido
Feel all revved up to have some hot action in bed but partner doesn't share the same sexual appetite? Well, then it's high time you did something to solve the problem.

April 21, 2009
Bad breath 'biggest worry on dates'
Bad breath is unpleasant and can be a major cause for embarrassment. And when it comes to dating, a majority of women admit that it's their biggest worry, a new survey has revealed.

April 20, 2009
Date rape: 'You can't be too careful'
Much as we might like to believe that date rape is a curse of the Western world, we have to open our eyes to the fact that the crime is much closer to home than we realise.

Guys: Here's what women really want!
'What women want?' This is one question that has always left guys scratching their heads, and now women have themselves come out in the open to reveal what exactly they look for in their dream man.

April 17, 2009
Study: Job stress affects women's chances of conception
A study published in the journal <EM>Current Anthropology</EM> suggests that women who have demanding or stressful jobs, are effectively reducing their chances of concieving.

April 16, 2009
Diet pills are no quick fix for shedding pounds
A fertility specialist based at St Mary's Hospital in London has proved how little evidence is there to back up the claims of many diet products, by showing that even a placebo can make seven out of 10 persons lose weight.

April 15, 2009
Walking around during early stages of labour 'better than lying flat'
Moms-to-be, please note! Walking around in early labour is better than lying flat, researchers have claimed.

April 14, 2009
Metrosexuals, retrosexuals and now guys who are 'neosexual'
First there were the SNAGs (sensitive new age guys), then came the metrosexuals, retrosexuals and now, the latest male breed making ladies go weak in the knees is 'neosexual'.

April 13, 2009
The secret of unconditional love unravelled
The reason why you immeasurably care for a person without any thought of reward is one of science's biggest mysteries. Now, researchers at Montreal University claim that they have unravelled the secret behind unconditional love.

April 09, 2009
Have you outgrown your relationship?
It often happens that two people in love live under the same roof, but find themselves at different places in their lives. Kanchana Banerjee examines what happens when you outgrow your relationship.

Having kids can mean end of marital bliss
Thought marriage, money and kids were the cornerstone of happiness? Well, in that case, here's a news flash for you: having children can send martial bliss in a downward spiral.

April 08, 2009
The seven golden rules of 'flirtexting'
'Flirtexting' aka 'sexting' has become the perfect tool to let a potential partner know what's exactly on your mind, and that too without any hesitation.

April 07, 2009
8 reasons why you should dump your man immediately
A dating guru duo has charted eight reasons for women to drop their boyfriends immediately. Read on to learn more.

'Brain pruning': A new theory behind teenage rebellion
A recent study suggests that raging hormones are not the reason behind bizarre teen behaviour.

April 03, 2009
Young? Cervical cancer still poses a threat
Meenakshi Hejmadi and Poonam Vaswani of provide young women with information on cervical cancer and how to protect themselves against the disease.

Consuming beverages majorly affects weightloss: Study
Desperate to shed flab? Well, keep a tab on what you drink rather than what you eat, for a new study says that beverage consumption is actually a bigger factor when it comes to weight loss.

March 26, 2009
'Straight' cure for gays, lesbians
A significant minority of psychotherapists are attempting to help 'cure' gays and lesbians.

March 25, 2009
Men just take 8.2 seconds to fall in love!
It takes 8.2 seconds for a man to fall in love at first sight, say scientists. What's more, if a man's gaze is more like four seconds, research suggests, he is less than impressed.

March 23, 2009
'My life was scarred forever'
Here is the third part of a series wherein we publish reader stories concerning ragging in colleges.

March 21, 2009
Men prefer beautiful bimbos to ugly, clever women
survey has shown that more than 50 percent men would rather go for good looking girls because it was important to impress their friends.

March 19, 2009
'I'm a college drop-out because of ragging'
Here is the second part of a series wherein we publish reader stories concerning ragging in colleges.

Can love last a lifetime?
Many believe that romantic love is the same as passionate love.It isn't. Romantic love has the intensity, engagement and sexual chemistry that passionate love has, minus the obsessive component

March 18, 2009
Ragging: 'We were made to stand nude at the railway station'
Yesterday, we invited our readers to comment on ragging in colleges and share their experiences. Here are a few interesting -- and shocking -- responses.

A young mother's 'size zero' concern
The concerns of a young mother who's having a tough time dealing with her ten-year-old daughter's questions.

March 17, 2009
Ragging: Cool or a curse? Tell us your story
What was once a rite of initiation into the college fold, where senior college students made freshers sing to trees or dance atop a car before becoming friends for life, has turned into something brutal, vicious and tragic. We want you, our readers, to share your experiences, opinions and comments with regards to ragging and its effects on youngsters.

Move more, eat less, says leading dietician
"Move more, eat less; it makes perfect sense," says Rita (Shah) Batheja, dietician and nutritionist, who was the recent recipient of the 2009 Diabetes Care and Education Legislative Activity Award of the American Dietetic Association. Use food as medicine, she added, and practice yoga and meditation on a daily basis to heal yourself, especially if you have diabetes.

March 16, 2009
Obesity could be in your genes
In a finding that could bring hope to millions, scientists have determined that a specific gene plays a role in the weight-gain response to a high-fat diet.

Burping, slurping & finger-snapping: Biggest first date no-nos
Going on a date tonight? Well, make sure that you don't treat the waiter at the restaurant badly, for a new study has found that clicking fingers at a maître d' is the biggest first date faux pas.

March 10, 2009
Play Holi, but keep your skin healthy!
Kanchan Maslekar speaks to specialist Mukta Mokashi, who provides readers with skincare precautions while playing with colour this Holi.

March 09, 2009
Women who worry about sexual performance enjoy it less
A new study has confirmed what many women already knew: paying too much attention on performance during sex could inhibit sexual desire.

March 06, 2009
Rowing couples don't speak for 10 days a year
An average married couple has two arguments a week, which result in the "silent treatment" for two hours and 14 minutes each time, a new UK poll has shown.

March 04, 2009
How to make your sex life 'greener'
Intimacy in the bedroom is not only healthy for your relationship but it can be good for the environment, too, if you use these tips.

March 02, 2009
Computer desktops reflect your personality
Personalised desktops can reveal a lot more than just your 'fun side', claims a new study, which suggests that people's personalities, habits and ambitions could be laid bare by analysing their computer screens.

February 27, 2009
The be-all and end-all of dieting: Cut down on calories
According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the only way you can successfully drop those stubborn pounds is by cutting down on your calorie intake each day. Makes sense, doesn't it? And it really works, too!

February 25, 2009
Is job stress taking a toll on your relationship?
Innumerable couples today have it tough -- these are stressful times and uncertainty is looming large. Kanchana Banerjee discusses how to cope.

February 24, 2009
Now, social networking linked to brain damage
Oxford University neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield has claimed that too many online acitivities can re-programme the brain, thereby causing abnormal behaviour.

February 23, 2009
Feeling blue? Tips to fight depression
Padmashri Shanmugaraj of discusses depression and dietary tips to beat it.

February 20, 2009
Get rid of those under-eye circles!
Dermatologist Dr Kolhe tells you how to keep the skin under your eyes looking fresh and healthy.

February 17, 2009
Weightloss: Drop those last few stubborn pounds!
Padmashri Shanmugaraj of tells you how to knock off the last few stubborn pounds during weightloss.

'Love doesn't fall under purview of any culture'
'We have made the public aware of their rights. The protests have been so strong and well accepted that the Ram Sena will one day run with their tails tucked between their legs,' says IIM-B Professor Rajeev Gowda who organised a human chain in Bengaluru to protest the violence against women.

February 16, 2009
Can orgasms boost your career and health?
Women who get thrills from regular orgasms are more likely to be successful at work and healthy, according to a leading expert.

February 12, 2009
Keep the flame of romance burning
Most people don't realize a relationship is effortful and not static.

February 10, 2009
Some Victoria's Secret for Mr Muthalik?
'Friends, Indians, countrywomen... lend me your thongs.' The clarion-call has gone out, and every woman I know with half an online presence is championing the cause of the awesomely named Consortium Of Pubgoing, Loose and Forward Women, an organisation that essentially wants to give the Sri Ram Sena some love -- and what better way to do that then send them something pink and lacy?

February 06, 2009
'Nowadays youth are stressed'
'Youth love to be free. They don't understand that habits like drinking and smoking are addictions which result in bondage,' says Bhanumathi Narasimhan, director of Women and Child Welfare programmes, Art of Living Foundation.

February 03, 2009
The truth behind weight-loss pills
Kanupriya Khanna of gives readers the lowdown on weight-loss pills.

January 28, 2009
Are you erotophilic or erotophobic when it comes to sex?
If you are one of those who think that sex is natural and something to be celebrated then you can call yourself erotophilic, but if your sexual views are restrictive and condemning, then you're erotophobic.

January 27, 2009
Are tea and coffee good or bad for you?
Kanchan Saggi from outlines the pros and cons of coffee consumption.

January 23, 2009
Insomnia: Should I lose sleep worrying about it?
Poonam Vaswani of discusses the ill-effects of insomnia.

January 21, 2009
Suffer from bad breath? Here's help
Are you embarrassed by bad breath? Here are the reasons behind it and how it can be prevented.

January 20, 2009
Men can control their appetites better than women
It's not men, but women who are more likely to give in to hunger pangs when faced with their favourite foods, a new study has revealed.

Why some people become fat and others don't
Researchers at Imperial College London, the French National Research Institute CNRS and other international institutions have discovered three new genetic variations that increase the risk of obesity, giving new insight into the reasons why some people become fat and others don't.

January 16, 2009
Rahul Bose: Running the Mumbai Marathon for a cause
<EM></EM> indulged in a tête-à-tête with actor Rahul Bose, who has been a part of the Mumbai Marathon ever since its inception four years ago and will be running again this year.

January 15, 2009
Magic mantras to reclaim your sex life
If the credit crunch managed to limp your sex life last year, then here are nine tips from an expert to help restore those lost charms in the bedroom.

January 14, 2009
Incorporate these heart-healthy foods into your diet
Kanchan Saggi, a dietician working with tells you which foods help boost heart health.

January 12, 2009
Drop a dress size in two weeks
Meenakshi Hejmadi, a dietician working with, tells readers how they can drop a dress size in a fortnight.

January 09, 2009
Women can sniff out men's 'sexual sweat' scent
A man's sweat might be the last thing a woman would think of during intimate moments, but her brain recognises the scent and the significance of the emotions it conveys right away, claim Rice University scientists.

January 06, 2009
The top 10 health trends for 2009 outlines the leading health trends for this year.

December 31, 2008
Online shopping safety tips
Tips for shopping and banking online safely.

'Weirdest' New Year's resolutions revealed
How weird can you get with your New Year resolutions? Here are some of the weirdest New Year resolutions from across the world.

Mumbai's partygoers hope for safe, sombre New Year's celebrations
In the wake of 26/11 terror attacks, Mumbai's party crowd is staying in this New Year's Eve. Find out way.

December 30, 2008
Want to lose weight? Eat mushrooms!
Want to lose weight? Eat mushrooms -- they help fight the flab.

Say bye-bye to hangover hell
Hangovers are an unfortunate consequence of a night of drinking heavily. But don't despair just yet -- we have some easy cures listed out for you.

The ridiculously obvious sex studies of 2008
'Sex sells' is something everybody knows and thus a large volume of newsprint in 2008 was dedicated to the topic. But many findings that grabbed headlines this year didn't really tell us anything we didn't already know.

December 29, 2008
Five tips for keeping New Year resolutions
often remain unaccomplished.

December 26, 2008
Pets can help college students cope with stress better
Having a pet may make it a bit easy for college students to handle stressful situations, according to a study.

Homeopathy for curing falling hair
Whether you suffer from psoriasis, piles, constipation, greying and falling hair, homeopathy could be one route to dealing with long-term health problems.

December 23, 2008
Oprah Says She's Too Fat. Are You?
BMI, body fat percentage -- losing weight can be complicated. Here's the skinny on the numbers -- and the products -- you need to know to get in shape.

Tips to survive disasters
What should you do in case of a chemial attack, a tear gas attack or a terrorist attack? How should you protect yourself and your family in case of a natural calamity: be it floods, earthquake or a tsunami? What precautionary steps you should take if there is -- God forbid -- a war between Indian and Pakistan tomorrow?

December 22, 2008
Sexy thoughts make you sneeze!
A bout of sneezing can give a lot more away than the fact that you've got a cold, says a researcher, who claims that going "atishoo" can also be triggered by sexy thoughts.

December 19, 2008
Get healthy with veggies!
Increasing your vegetable intake doesn't have to be a difficult undertaking at all. To help you introduce some healthy greens into your diet without giving up your meat, here are some easy ways to sneak in some veggies.

December 18, 2008
Now, a condom with a measuring scale!
Men everywhere beware, for 'Condometric' has come to town -- a condom with a measuring ruler printed on the side that will accurately determine the size of the wearer's penis.

Is a bad mood as infectious as a smile?
Do you find yourself in a bad frame of mind if a colleague or loved one exhibits similar behaviour? Do you fall prey to other people's negativity or not? Tell us.

December 12, 2008
Your emergency checklist
Here we present you with a checklist of items you should have in place in case emergency strikes.

December 11, 2008
Youth Speak: Mumbai invincible? No!
Deepti Dadlani, who rallied along with thousands at the Gateway of India in a show of solidarity and protest, shares her thoughts and tries to make sense of the violence of November 26.

December 10, 2008
Contraceptives affect women's sexual pleasure, satisfaction
A new study has shown that contraceptive methods can have a significant impact on women's sexual pleasure and satisfaction.

December 09, 2008
Post-sex cuddle preferred by women to sex itself
When it comes to getting physically intimate, foreplay is just a start; it's what comes after sex that matters most to women, according to a new study.

December 04, 2008
Terror aftermath: How to cope with stress
Experts from health portal explain how stress-stricken city dwellers can cope in the aftermath of the terror strkes in Mumbai.

December 01, 2008
Cellphones bigger distraction for drivers than passengers
Talking on cell phones can be more distracting for drivers, than conversing with a passenger, says a new study.

November 21, 2008
Phishing and your bank account
What is phishing and how does it threaten your online identity? Find out!

November 19, 2008
A success mantra from Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa says it is important to be satisfied in life, and that will affect how successful an individual is.

November 17, 2008
How to zero in on your rental home
For those of us who are young and have moved away from our families to work in different cities, the challenges are frequent and many. And looking for a house takes topmost priority.

November 13, 2008
Cuddle up with your partner to relieve stress!
Couples who hug, kiss have lower levels of stress hormones in their bodies, a new study has suggested.

November 12, 2008
Boost your arousal during sex!
Exercising pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) can enhance arousal and sensation during sex, according to an expert.

November 11, 2008
Are headphones heart stoppers?
MP3 headphones have been in the news for many months now because of the damage they can cause to your hearing. Research showed that music lovers who used headphones have risked themselves to hearing loss and damage to their eardrums. Now there's another reason to be extra careful while using those MP3 headphones.

November 04, 2008
Men 'better than women at detecting infidelities'
Unfaithful women better watch out, for according to a new research, men are better at detecting a cheating partner than females, and they're more likely to suspect infidelities that don't exist.

October 13, 2008
Backaches & muscle pain? Alter your lifestyle!
If you're young, addicted to the television or computer and live a sedentary lifestyle, you're compromising on your health, says health professional Poonam Vaswani.

October 10, 2008
Unwanted pregnancies: How to cope
Unplanned pregnancy? What are your options? Insiyah Vahanvaty talks to a few health professionals about the best route out.

October 07, 2008
Now, 'pong-proof' innerwear
Well, here's some good news, ladies -- a 'pong-proof' underwear has finally been developed.

September 30, 2008
How to wear nude without looking naked
this season and next.

September 29, 2008
Tips for your online security
Here are a few tips that will help you keep your online information safe from prying eyes on the Internet.

Young? You're still at risk from breast cancer
Meenakshi Hejmadi of provides young women with information on breast cancer and how to protect themselves.

September 25, 2008
10 tips to prevent excess gas
Passing gas can be uncomfortable, not to mention embarrassing. It is however a fact of life.

September 24, 2008
Tips to protect your WiFi and Internet connection
Your internet connection is your access to a world of possibilities. It is upto you to make the best of the connection. Do ensure that you are taking the utmost care while using it so that no one can misuse your connection without your knowledge.

September 18, 2008
6 most embarrassing sex moments revealed
Whether you're an amateur or master in the sack, when it comes to embarrassing sex moments, few go unscathed. So here are few tips to help you deal with awkward sex moments.

September 15, 2008
Why you shouldn't be sacrificing your sleep
Kanchan Maslekar speaks to health professionals and discusses the ill effects of sleep deprivation.

September 12, 2008
5 delicious, traditional Onam recipes
As we wish our readers a very Happy Onam, we also share a few traditional delicacies sure to make the day a special one!

August 27, 2008
What are the world's healthiest foods?
ONQI is a new rating system designed to evaluate foods from the healthiest (100) to the least nutritious (1).

August 08, 2008
Smoking: Why the first puff can get you hooked
For many, the first fag is just for the sake of trying out smoking, but for some, this first puff turns out to be a life time of addiction. Scientists have now attributed this tendency to the brain's procession of 'rewarding' and addictive properties of nicotine.

August 07, 2008
City living: How youngsters are coping
Susan Mathen talks to a few youngsters living alone in big cities and discusses what it takes for them to adjust to street-smart ways, would-be con men and an altogether different way of life.

August 06, 2008
Acidity: Are you suffering from it?
If you think acidity is associated with grey hair, retirement and wrinkles, here's news -- acidity can affect those with streaked hair and the hip and the happening as well. Kanchan Maslekar explores.

July 29, 2008
Having fat pals can make you put on weight
Do you have a big belly? Well, one of the key reasons behind the extra flab could be your friends, says new research, which found that spending time with fat people can increase a person's chances of becoming obese.

July 28, 2008
Quick, unique eggplant relish
Ever heard of mixing chocolate with eggplant? Check out this deliciously unique Italian recipe.

July 25, 2008
Melt-in-your-mouth eggplant
This is another wonderful dish that uses just tomatoes, cheese and eggplant and makes it into something utterly delicious.

1 cheese sandwich = 5 pcs of deep-fried chicken!
One scrumptious cheese sandwich can contain almost 15g of saturated fat which is equal to five pieces of deep-fried chicken, says a new research.

July 24, 2008
Blame your hubby for your being fat!
Tried everything but can't seem to get rid of your post-marriage love handles? Well, don't question your determination for the failed plan, for the real culprit behind all weight worries is your hubby.

Ready-in-minutes pasta with sun-dried tomatoes
Whip up this delicious recipe in minutes!

July 23, 2008
Priyanka Gandhi lends style to the Parliament House
Emerging from the goings-on of Lok Sabha like a breath of fresh air was Priyanka Vadra in a simple yet elegant ensemble.

Ten culinary delights for a spicy sex life!
A new research shows the 'magical' meal consisting of cardamom, ginseng, garlic, ginger, basil, lemon grass and asparagus is full of aphrodisiacs and eating them can make your bedroom life more adventurous.

Priyanka lends style to the Parliament House
Emerging from the goings-on of Lok Sabha like a breath of fresh air was Priyanka Vadra in a simple yet elegant ensemble.

Writing about values helps people connect
Writing about values helps people connect as per a research conducted by Jennifer Crocker and Yu Niiya from the University of Michigan and Dominik Mischkowski from the University of Konstanz.

How Shahid Kapur stays fit
Actor Shahid Kapoor shares the secret to having a toned, Greek-god like body.

Italian cooking: Simple grilled fish
If you're looking for a recipe that's not only simple but also highlights the flavour of the fish instead of drowning it out, try your hand at this one.

July 22, 2008
Cold Italian soup for a hot day
A very simple yet stunning cold soup that is sure to tickle your tastebuds.

July 21, 2008
Lip-smackingly good Mozzarella in a carriage
If you're looking to make your cheese sandwich that much more delicious without too much of an effort, check out this simple alternative.

July 18, 2008
Hair loss? Here's how to fight it
Dr Parul Kohle provides readers with tips on how to arrest and prevent hairfall.

July 17, 2008
Sicilian eggplant and rice salad
Yet another Sicilian masterpiece, this rice salad features capers, which give it a nice, sharp edge.

July 16, 2008
Sumptuous meat stew in 15 minutes
If you're looking for a dish that warms the body and the soul, try your hand at this lamb stew.

July 15, 2008
Yummy Italian 'tamaatar toasts'
All the top chefs in the world create the most amazing toppings for bruschetta but classic tomato-topped bruschetta will always be in fashion.

July 14, 2008
Italian fish with a citrus twist
If you're looking for a low-cal recipe that's easy on the tastebuds, you might want to try your hand at this dish.

July 11, 2008
Simple, sinful roast chicken
If you like your Italian food with a bit of a punch, try your hand at this easy-as-pie roast chicken dish.

July 09, 2008
Delicious Italian-style cheese and onion omelet
Start your day on a delicious note with this easy-to-make frittata.

July 08, 2008
Easy, cheesy zucchini carbonara pasta
Ritu Dalmia, celebrated chef and owner of Diva, one of Delhi's finest Italian restaurants shares the recipe to a quick-fix Carbonara Alle Zucchine.

July 07, 2008
You know you've had too much to drink when...
The intoxication guidelines, drawn up by the New South Wales Office of Liquor and Gaming has come up with 39 signs that show that you are drunk. The list, though, is neither exhaustive nor conclusive.

Speedy, simple tomato-basil pasta
Tomato and basil sauce is the benchmark of a good Italian home cook. Celebrated chef Ritu Dalmia shows you a speedy recipe to the perfect sauce.

July 04, 2008
Health woes? Nadi Shastra can help
Nadi shashtra is gaining in popularity. Even young people are now aware of this treatment mode.

May the green force be with you
With Bums On The Saddle, two software engineers from Bangalore have a proven way for you to beat the surging petroleum prices.

July 02, 2008
Haircare tips for the monsoon
Dr Parul Kolhe gives readers tips on how to fight humidity and scalp infections during the monsoon.

June 30, 2008
Stubble is the way to win a woman's heart
Women find men with stubble attractive: they find them tough, mature, aggressive, dominant and masculine -- as the best romantic partners, either for a fling or a long-term relationship.

June 19, 2008
A big breakfast can help shed the kilos
According to a study, a healthy breakfast may be just the key to losing weight and keeping it off.

Indian students experience education Disney-style
As part of the numerous educational offerings of Disney Youth Education Series (YES), 11 school groups from India will travel to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA to experience education Disney-style.

June 18, 2008
Constipation: Tips to stay 'regular'
Indigestion and acidity are common symptoms of these unhealthy eating habits. However, another symptom, that is rarely talked about is constipation. Here are some home remedies to keep you 'regular'.

June 17, 2008
Skincare tips for the monsoon
Skincare expert Dr Parul Kolhe tells us how to keep our skin healthy and glowing all through the monsoon.

June 16, 2008
A glimpse from <EM>Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul</EM>
An exclusive excerpt from Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul, which hit the bookshelves last month.

June 10, 2008
Diet food: More expensive, less effective?
Nutritionist Samreedhi Goel explores the facts about diet foods available in the Indian market.

June 04, 2008
5 essentials to beat the summer heat
To make sure your summer is as healthy as possible, here are a few tips to make sure you're protected against the most common summer woes.

June 03, 2008
Why diets don't work after we reach 20
If you're past the age of 20, then trying to shed those extra pounds with gruelling exercises and strict diets may not do you any good, according to a new study.

May 28, 2008
Here's how you can stay slim forever!
Celeb dietician Anita Bean comes to your rescue with her new no-nonsense strategies that help shun fat.

May 27, 2008
Kick the butt before you kick the bucket!
Young smokers, here's a heads-up on the risks of smoking! And we're not talking just serious concerns like heart attacks and cancer -- bad breath, yellow teeth and sagging skin are just a few of the other unpleasant side-effects!

Is lack of sleep ruining your work day?
We invite readers to comment on their fast pace of life and sleep deprivation.

May 26, 2008
Is your partner too possessive? Break off!
Are you trapped in a relationship with a possessive partner? Here's why you should break it off!

Smaller meals through the day don't help you lose weight
Overweight people are often advised to eat smaller meals more often to shed those extra pounds. Now however, a new study has found that this dieting method is nothing more than a myth. Read on to learn more.

May 23, 2008
Pretty? You're more likely to be bullied!
Teenage girls who consider themselves attractive are more likely to be the victims of emotionally damaging bullying, says a new research.

May 21, 2008
The top 10 sex mistakes men make in bed!
There just isn't any other way to say it -- a sex slip-up just isn't sexy, and to save all men from bedroom 'disasters', a leading sexologist has come to the rescue. Read on to learn more!

Social skills: Don't bungle up your introductions!
Grooming expert Suneeta Kanga explains how to master the art of introductions and avoid looking foolish in social situations.

May 20, 2008
Domestic violence: Men are victims, too
Domestic violence is not just limited to women, it can happen to men as well, according to Group Health research. Read on to learn more.

May 16, 2008
Newly-married couples are more prone to fistfights!
According to a new research, nearly one-third of newlyweds are physically aggressive. Read on to learn more!

May 12, 2008
Cool dudes, here's why NOT to blast your headphones!
It's all good to be sporting an mp3 player, but don't go overboard using headphones! Here's why!

May 09, 2008
Laughter Yoga: Laugh your way to good health!

May 06, 2008
Teenage drinking more likely to lead to alcoholism
Teens who are exposed to alcohol are more vulnerable to become "heavy drinkers" in future, revealed a new study on rodents.

May 05, 2008
How clean (or dirty) is your keyboard?
Recent research that suggests that office keyboards have more harmful bacteria than a toilet seat. So is your workstation clean enough?

Yummy recipes all under 500 calories!
Who said diet food had to be boring? Here fitness expert and dietician Samreedhi Goel shares a variety of yummy recipes for every meal, all under 500 calories!

April 23, 2008
Feeling low? Pick up that broom!
Suffering from the blues? Well, here's a solution -- just spend 20 minutes a week cleaning your house with the vacuum cleaner or involve yourself in sports.

Skincare for this hot, hot summer!
Skincare expert Dr Parul Kolhe tells us how to keep our skin healthy and glowing through this hot, humid summer.

April 22, 2008
Men are different when it comes to sex
What one man finds sexually desirous, another may not, finds a new study which turns on its head the theory that the same things tend to turn men on. Read on to learn more.

April 17, 2008
Here's how you can live to be a hundred!
A leading explorer and book author who has studied elderly Costa Ricans has found several basic threads that connect the longest-lived

Does working with your spouse work for you?
Is it a good idea to have your significant other in the same office space? Opinion is as diverse as it can be. Some say it is a boon, others say it's a nightmare.

April 15, 2008
Wearing ethnic clothes keeps teens mentally healthy!
A new study indicates that adolescents who dress according to the customs of their own ethnic group are less likely to have subsequent mental health problems. Read on to learn more.

April 10, 2008
Your face is reflective of your sexual attitude!
People's attitudes to sexual relationships can be given away by just the look of their face, say researchers. Read on to learn more.

April 08, 2008
5 health myths -- BUSTED!
We look at some of the most common rules we live by and find out if they're true or just urban legends.

April 07, 2008
Can money buy you happiness? Tell us
Do you believe you can buy as abstract a thing as happiness? What does happiness mean to you? Are you happy when you have more money in your pocket? Or is it vice versa? Tell us.

World Health Day: How can you make a difference?
The theme for this World Health Day is 'Protecting Health from Climate Change'. Here are some tips on how you can make a positive contribution.

How do you stay healthy? Tell us!
On World Health Day and we're asking you, dear reader, to tell us how you cope with the every-day health problems you encounter -- at home, at college and at work.

Feeling unwell? Reading is half the battle won
In this day and age where the doctor has only 15 minutes for you it is imperative to be well-informed and knowledgeable about your own health. On World Health Day, Dr Aniruddh Malpani talks about the empowerment of the healthcare consumer.

March 27, 2008
Smoking doesn't make girls skinny but does make boys short
The findings revealed that teenage girls whom smoke do not loose weight and had similar height and body mass index (BMI).

March 25, 2008
Calorie counter: Healthy dessert options
Dieting doesn't mena depriving yourslef. here's how you can enjoy your desserts without the guilt of adding extra calories.

March 07, 2008
Exercise your way to beautiful skin!
Fitness expert Brinda Sapat outlines an exercise routine and diet do's and don'ts for great skin!

March 05, 2008
'The best sex lasts 7 to 13 minutes'
A study by American researchers suggests that beliefs about healthy sex lasting a long time are unrealistic.

March 03, 2008
Study: Healthy, regular breakfast can help prevent obesity
Eating healthy breakfast daily may help adolescents avoid overeating later in the day and might help disrupt unhealthy eating patterns.

February 22, 2008
Going the veg way? Here's what you should know!
Certified personal trainer and nutritionist Samreedhi Goel discusses becomig a vegetarian from a nutritional standpoint.

February 20, 2008
'Dear Love Guru...': Responses to email!
We've published a few emails sent to the Love Guru asking for relationship advice. In a similar dilemma? Read on to find the solution to your problem!

February 11, 2008
Married your cousin? You may have more kids!
A study has shown that closely related cousins who marry tend to have more children and grandchildren than others.

February 05, 2008
Women take a lot more sick-leave than men!
A study has proved that women take almost 50 percent more sick leave than men. Read on to learn more.

A picnic in your livingroom on Valentine's Day!
If you're tired of the old candle-lit dinner routine, here's a few unusual ideas on how to celebrate Valentine's Day!

February 04, 2008
How to score a Valentine's date in 10 days!
Sidin Sunny Vadukut provides clueless single guys on how to score a V-Day date in 10 days flat!

February 01, 2008
Folic acid fights premature birth
A Uk study has found that folic acid supplements taken prior to pregnancy slash risks of a premature birth.

January 31, 2008
7 easy ways to avoid a cold
I(f you are determined to keep the common cold at bay, try these seven easy-to-do st

January 29, 2008
Study: Exercise CAN make you look 10 years younger!
Sorry, couch potatoes -- the verdict is in: People who exercise regularly do look at least a decade younger than those who don't.

January 24, 2008
Is Republic Day of significance to the younger generation of Indians?
We invite Get Ahead readers to comment upon whether the younger generation of Indians takes national pride in Republic Day celebrations.

Do last minute Valentine gifts avoid trouble?
A study reveals that last minute Valentine's Day gifts are merely to avoid spats in a relationship!

January 21, 2008
Coffee can kill your unborn child: Study
Even 200mg (approximately two mugs of coffee) of caffeine each day can double the risk of a miscarriage.

January 17, 2008
Unexplained headaches? Manage your work better!
Have you been to your doctor lately complaining about that unexplained bout of headaches or body pain? Only to be told that there's nothing wrong. Well, it could be work-related stress that is causing aches, depression and other health problems say health experts.

January 16, 2008
Running the Mumbai Marathon? 10 fitness myths busted!
If you're planning on running this January 20 -- to support a worthy cause or just because it's on your 'List of things to do before I die', here are a few facts you should know before you put those running shoes on.

January 15, 2008
8 easy ways to be eco-friendly around the house
Want to live a more environmental friendly life but don't know how? Well, all you need to do is follow eight simple steps.

January 07, 2008
Shilpa Shetty's sexy secret: Yoga
Bollywood actress and Britain's sweetheart Shilpa Shetty has launched a special edition DVD called 'Shilpa's Yoga'.

January 02, 2008
'I'm happier at half the salary!'
Susan Mathen talks to several youngsters who have made a conscious effort to de-stress their fast-paced lives using methods like yoga, guitar lessons and travel.

December 14, 2007
Stay healthy, get creative
A new study has suggested that employees who have more control over their daily activities and can take up challenging tasks they enjoy, are likely to be in better health.

Wintercare for your skin and hair
Tired of chapped lips and brittle hair? Dr Parul Kolhe has some tips on how to keep your hair and skin glowing through the winter season.

December 13, 2007
Rice, potatoes safer than sugar: study
If you think that going for a no-carb diet can keep you fit, then you need to think again, for a new study has found that table sugar does more harm than starchy foods such as bread, rice and potatoes.

December 05, 2007
7 steps to keep the winter flu at bay
If you don't want to take ill with the flu this winter, here are a few health tips.

December 03, 2007
Daily coffee fix might be masking serious sleep disorders
Preferring coffee over a good night's sleep for that daily jolt might land you in trouble, for a new study has found that having caffeine for boosting energy might mask serious sleep problems.

November 27, 2007
Did you take our sex quiz? Here are the results!
Young couples reveal how their fast-paced lives affects their bedroom activities and what they are doing about it.

November 23, 2007
Is your partner being emotionally unfaithful?
The transcript of a chat with's Love Guru.

November 08, 2007
'Don't pressure your girlfriend to have physical relations'
Last week, Get Ahead's Love Guru addressed readers' love problems. For those of you who missed the chat, here's the transcript.

November 07, 2007
Have your skin glowing this Diwali!
Dermatologist Dr Parul Kolhe outlines some dos and don'ts to maintain healthy skin through the festive season.

November 05, 2007
'Losing my voice taught me the secret of family communication'
Shailja Mehta discusses how a health concern taught her to reach out and communicate with her family in the right way.

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