How CSR Activities are Changing the Face of Indian Education

Education is the backbone of every society in this world. But what matters the most is quality education – which still remains a dream for many. Out of 260 million students enrolled in schools and colleges in India, there are only few who get quality education with good teachers and teaching aids. Several private organizations are joining hands with the Government to make that ultimate dream of offering quality education in India come true. As an important part of it, the role of corporate with their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…

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Ready in 30 mins or less: These crab recipes by chef Vikas Khanna are ideal for a lazy brunch

There are times when you just want to stare into nothingness and simply unwind at home. While there are big chances of ordering in, we believe there are ways to make your weekend-in all the more interesting. All it needs is a little effort on your part. These three recipes by Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna are worth your time and effort in the kitchen, even on a weekend. Crab Cakes Preparation time: 25 mins Ingredients 2 packets- Pound Gadre crab sticks 1/3 cup- Crushed crackers (preferably Ritz) 3 green onions (green and…

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Here are some yummy ‘healthy’ recipes you can try without worrying about calories

Every day, we are exposed to a host of celebrities and brand marketing initiatives — endorsing health-food brands, conducting workout and yoga workshops, organising marathons and cyclathons, and so on. However, in their day-to-day lives, people also come up with ways, worthy of emulating to stay healthy and fit. HT Café speaks to a few such Mumbaiites who, in their own way, are doing their bit to build a better, fitter Mumbai. Sarojini Jose Sarojini Jose (HT PHOTO) Sarojini Jose, a retired teacher, gives a quirky twist to health drinks.…

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Is life getting to you? Here are 5 effective ways to de-stress and let it go

Stress is an inescapable part of daily life. Yet, if you are persistently stressed over a period of time, it can increase risk of cardiovascular disease. But don’t get worked up just yet. Research also shows that how we deal with stress is more important than the level of stresswe face. To put it simply, irrespective of how many or how few stressful events a person faces, it is how they think of the event that matters. Those who experienced a greater spike in negative emotions had lower heart rate variability and…

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Munch on: Here are 7 healthy yet delicious snacks for each day of the week

There’s a common perception that diet food is boring. But that’s not true. You can eat healthy without compromising on taste, and yes, that includes low calorie desserts too. Diet food contains fewer calories, and serves as a healthier alternative to conventional snacks such as potato chips, burgers and other fast food. Some diet foods are full of antioxidants, essential nutrients. Experts at salebhai.com list some of the healthy diet snacks and food that could be consumed on different days of the week. * Mondays: Diet chivda is a mixed snack popular across…

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Students are the newest US weapon against terrorist recruitment

Washington — The Department of Homeland Security is enlisting American college students in its efforts to stop the radicalisation and recruitment of young people, mostly immigrants, by foreign terrorist groups. Under a programme called Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism, students at dozens of universities are given a budget of up to $2,000 each semester to develop social media campaigns and other tools to counter the online recruiting efforts of terrorist groups like the Islamic State. George Selim, director of the office for community partnerships at Homeland Security, said about 50 to…

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Before joining top B-school, these 5 skill are important to learn

With just six months to go for one of the most prestigious and toughest entrance examination Common Admission Test (CAT), it’s also that time when you start thinking of what exactly it takes to become a Master of Business Administration.Here are 5 things you should introspect about before taking the leap: 1) Problem solving ability (Not the aptitude kind) People often make the common mistake of confusing problem solving with that of cracking an aptitude exam. But in the business world the two are very different. While aptitude contributes to…

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Are distracted doctors risking patients’ safety?

As much as people would like to wholly trust their doctors, medical errors do occur more often than is comfortable. The numbers indicate that these errors may account for thousands of deaths each year. While we know that doctors’ work proves difficult, are there preventable distractions putting patients’ safety at risk? According to lead researcher Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, medical errors are rampant in the US. Makary’s data shows the number at 2—3 times higher than previously thought, a whopping 250,000 a…

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Long Work Hours May Pose Heart Risk, Here Are 6 Foods Which Can Help Cut Down Stress

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal, comes as a wake-up call to all those who have been working extra hours at their workplace. As per the British study, spending long hours at work may increase the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm — known as atrial fibrillation — as well as contribute to the development of stroke and heart failure, according to a study.   The study compared to people who worked a normal week of between 35-40 hours and those who worked 55 hours or…

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Your speech may hold clues as to whether you are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. Researchers had people describe a picture they were shown in taped sessions two years apart. Those with early-stage mild cognitive impairment slid much faster on certain verbal skills than those who didn’t develop thinking problems. “What we’ve discovered here is there are aspects of language that are affected earlier than we thought,”…

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