• LIFE
    Down in Jungleland: How the mighty banyan is nothing without the tiny wasp

    Try and research the ficus (alias fig) family, and you’ll come out with your head spinning. There are apparently anything between 750 and 1,000 members of this mainly tropical clan spread worldwide, and they seem to have guarded their secrets well — because all the various sources I scanned didn’t exactly have the same script, […]

  • LIFE
    Are You Feeling Down And Under? Try Tai Chi

    Practicing Tai Chi — a form of ancient Chinese martial art — for 12-weeks may significantly reduce symptoms of depression such as persistent feeling of sadness or loss, a study showed. Tai Chi, which has been used for more than 1,000 years, combines deep breathing and slow and gentle movements. It is generally suitable for […]

  • MOTIVATION
    A spoonful of motivation helps the medicine go down

    We have all done it. We are prescribed a medication to help us, but we don’t take it as directed, or at all. Sometimes we don’t even fill the prescription. Why? Things get in the way of getting to the pharmacy. One last phone call at work or one more math problem with your child. […]

  • NEWS
    Nifty ends November series down 7.5%, highest fall since August 2013

    In the index futures, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) exited most of their longs and formed mixed positions in the last week of the November series. As a result, the long/short ratio fell from 79.20% to 48.90%, highlighted a report by broking firm Angel Broking. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint A turbulent November saw two massive events, one […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Sensex, Nifty trade flat; Bank of Baroda shares down 3%

    Oil marketing companies trade higher as international oil prices decline after a planned meeting between Opec and non-Opec producers was cancelled. Photo: HT Indian shares trade flat on Monday with lenders being the biggest drag after the central bank unexpectedly ordered banks to deposit their extra cash with it, although overall sentiment was upbeat as […]

  • NEWS
    Double Trouble For Twitter With Revenue and Stocks Down

    Has the Twitter success story run its course? That’s the question being posed on Wall Street after Twitter reported disappointing revenue growth in the first quarter of 2016 recently. In the first quarter, Twitter reported $595 million in revenue, well below the $607.8 million that analysts were expecting. The company added 5 million users, but fell […]