List: 10 one hit wonders from the last 15 years

1. Estelle: Admit it, this was your introduction to Kanye West, too. Estelle’s 2008 superhit, American Boy by the British singer and rapper (from her second studio album, Shine), also won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and was nominated for Song of the Year. The catchy groove and his melodic voice left fans … Read more

Spoiler Ahead by Rajeev Masand: The World Is Not Enough

In a few days, Amazon Prime Video is expected to launch its global promotional campaign for Citadel, the streamer’s big game to establish a Marvel- and DC-style universe. The first step towards laying that foundation is this six-part Mothership series headlined by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden. Richard Madden and … Read more

India and steam: When ignition is a problem

A mushroom cloud never bodes well. E-cigarettes or vapers are no different. Sugary flavored vapors are bad for teeth – bad for oral health in general (though not as bad as regular cigarettes). (Sutterstock) Yet, in restaurants and bars, malls and offices, fast-food restaurants and high-end hotels, chai stalls and coffee shops across the country, … Read more

Chronic kidney disease in India: two important markers for detecting kidney disease Health

Kidneys play an important role in acting as a filter by removing waste and excess fluid from the body and keeping blood pressure under control but according to reports, it is estimated that one in eight Indians experience chronic kidney disease – a health condition where the kidneys malfunction. Function gradually deteriorates. The increasing cases … Read more

Children are influenced by how mom and dad perceive each other as co-parents

The researchers found that, in a sample of low-income couples, children had better outcomes when both parents viewed their co-parenting relationship as highly positive and worse when both parents viewed their relationship as poor. However, child outcomes differed when couples viewed their co-parenting relationship as moderately good, but mothers and fathers viewed each other differently … Read more

A digital artwork secretly honoring Hong Kong dissidents has been removed

A Hong Kong department store has removed digital artwork containing hidden references to jailed dissidents, in a move the artist says is evidence of the erosion of freedom of expression in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. In this unseen image released by Art Innovation Gallery, Patrick Amadon’s “No Riots” digital artwork appears on a billboard at … Read more

Refinement Matters: Shweta Shivakumar on cooking oil

In 1911, Procter & Gamble released a new product: Crisco (for “crystallized cottonseed oil”). It was surprising. How did a multinational company turn a black, smelly by-product into a colorless, odorless food product? Cottonseed oil, however, was not even considered suitable for cooking in ancient times. premium (Sutterstock) Traditional crude oils include coconut, sesame, ghee … Read more

Playing by the New Rules: Anupama Chopra on Streaming Platforms and Women’s Stories

A Vietnamese-American screenwriter, Eirene Tran Donohue, based in LA. An Indonesian filmmaker, Kamila Andini, whose last feature was screened in competition at the Berlinale in 2022. Manatsanun “Donut” Phanlerdwongsakul, a Thai actress, director, producer and writer. Filipino director Marla Ancheta. Indonesian actress, journalist and presenter Marisa Anita. I had the privilege of sitting on a … Read more

Obesity: What You Should Know | Health

Obesity is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide and has become a major health problem. “It has spread to almost every corner of the planet.”[obesity] has grown to epidemic proportions,” says the World Health Organization (WHO). (Also Read: Daughters May Inherit Obesity From Mother: Study) Diet is only one factor that influences … Read more