Author Archives: Loknath Das

Crucial House vote to be held on Obamacare repeal bill

The US House of Representatives will hold a vote on Thursday on a revised healthcare bill that Republicans hope will replace Obamacare. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the leadership in the party is confident it has secured enough votes for the bill to pass. It would then go to the Senate where it could face a more tricky passage. Read More


Defying definition: ‘Lifestyle’ hotels

Photo Credit: Photo illustration by Jenn Martins The “lifestyle” label has been embraced by everything from one-off independent hotels to the world’s largest chains. As a result, it could be on the verge of losing any meaning in hospitality. At January’s Americas Lodging Investment Summit conference in Los Angeles, Nylo Hotels CEO Ryan Totaro commented on the expanding contagion of Read More


5 Herbal Remedies for Depression: Know What Could Help

We are not oblivious to the fact how depression is fast becoming a common lifestyle problem with many of us suffering from symptoms like anxiety, stress and insomnia. These may seem like mere day to day problems, but they can turn into a matter of concern in the long run. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the Read More


Soothe sunburns with cold presses, plenty of water and loose clothing

Excessive exposure to sun can leave you with bad sunburns. But there is help around. Aloe Vera paste, consuming plenty of water to wearing loose clothing are some ways to deal with them.     Choose an aloe vera moisturiser or soy cream to deal with sunburns. Even if you take precautions, excessive exposure to sun can leave your skin Read More


School is liberating young women, society is holding them back

On a sunny afternoon in April, Deepmala, Jyoti Maurya, and Priyanka Rai, made a triumphant return to the Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School in C block, Sangam Vihar — a year after they graduated as the toppers of their batch. Growing up, the girls reflected, is a strange experience of simultaneously expanding and contracting horizons: the growing possibilities of adult Read More


5 Famous Varieties of Ramen You Must Try in Japan

                                        The unrelenting rain pelted down onto the streets below. But a look outside my hotel window, the view boasting of cherry blossoms and Mt.Fuji, reminded me of why I needed to get moving and get out of the room. I Read More


23-Year Old Man Loses His Life After Getting His Injured Leg Massaged

                                          A recent case, reported in the Medico-Legal Journal, brings to light a tragic incident where a 23-year old man with a hairline ankle fracture lost his life after his mother gave him a leg massage. It raises a big Read More


New Robotic System Can 3D Print Entire Buildings

MIT scientists have designed a new robotic system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building, an advance that would make building houses a faster, less expensive process. The building could also be completely customised to the needs of a particular site and the desires of its maker. Even the internal structure could be modified in new Read More


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Schools cutting mental health services to plug funding gaps, warn MPs

The MPs said in their report that more than half of all mental ill health starts before the age of 15. Photograph: Alamy Cash-strapped schools are cutting mental health services such as counsellors and pastoral provision as they try to cover funding gaps, two influential groups of MPs have said.   The health and education select committees joined forces for Read More


BAKER VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION AIMS TO AID INNOVATIVE TEACHING

A conversation among moms started Kim Mosier into researching different education models, and ultimately led to developing the Baker Valley Education Foundation. “Somewhere in my research on expeditionary learning, I came across education foundations,” said Mosier, who lives in Baker City. (Expeditionary learning is an in-depth, project-based approach. This year, fifth-graders at South Baker Intermediate School have completed several “expeditions.”) Read More