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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!
the second part of the extract with kind permission from Macmillan India.

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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