|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, Rediff.com's correspondents from various parts of India get you live updates.
|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'.
|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.
|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 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 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 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 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.
|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.
|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 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
|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 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.
|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!
|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.'
|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 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.
|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.
|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 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 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).
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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 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 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.
|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.
|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?
|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 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?
|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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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 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 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 queer-ink.com India's first online bookstore 'for everything queer'.
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
|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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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.
|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.
|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 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 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 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 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?
|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 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 rediff.com
|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 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 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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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 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 17, 2009|
|Weightloss: Drop those last few stubborn pounds!|
Padmashri Shanmugaraj of NutritionVista.com 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 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.
|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>rediff.com</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 12, 2009|
|Drop a dress size in two weeks|
Meenakshi Hejmadi, a dietician working with NutritionVista.com, 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.
|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 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.
|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 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 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.
|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.
|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 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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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 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 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.
|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!
|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 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.