'Indian bartenders already competing globally'

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:10

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Dean Callan, global brand ambassador of whisky brand Monkey Shoulder, who was in the capital to conduct the Ultimate Bartender Championship, says Indian mixologists are already competing globally and the international platform "needs to learn more" about the country and its hospitality industry.


Are we bad at judging our real friends?

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 11:36

London, May 7 (IANS) Most people feel that friendship is a two-way street, but only half of your buddies would actually consider you their friend, a study has found, adding that this limits their ability to influence them and further impacts on human behaviour.


Gift a flower to your mom on Facebook this Mother's Day

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 11:18

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Facebook, in a bid to celebrate Mother's Day with women across the globe, has introduced a special feature to help its users send floral decorated greetings to their mothers via Messenger, the social networking giant recently announced.


Smartphone app may replace heart palpitation monitors

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:34

New York, May 6 (IANS) Offering heart patients, who need to monitor their rapid or irregular heart beat, an easier solution, researchers have found promise in a palpitation tracking smartphone app that provides comparable performance to the 14-day event monitors that are the current standard of care.


Two-minute warnings to turn TV off make things worse for kids

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:06

Washington, May 6 (IANS) If you always find it difficult to make your kids stop watching television or playing games on the smartphone, giving them a two-minute warning that "screen time" is about to end, as most parents tend to do, may not be the best solution, new research suggests.


Gurgaon gets tangy flavours of Portuguese cuisine

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:14

Gurgaon, May 5 (IANS) Famous for serving Portuguese cuisine and offering a bewitching ambiance that connects with its vibrant consumer base, Barcelos launched its third restaurant in the national capital here on Thursday.


Your heel size can reveal your ambition!

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:00

New York, May 5 If you want to know how ambitious your female friend is, look -- and not kneel -- at her heels. According to researchers, a woman's choice to fit in with a crowd or stand out may depend on the size of her high heels which explains the deep human urge to gain status in the society.


Drinking won't bring long-term happiness

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:46

London, May 5 (IANS) Daily drinkers, please take note! Alcohol may provide momentary pleasure and make you happier every evening but over time, non-drinkers are just as happy as drinkers, interesting research says.


Malaysian cuisine is closest cousin to South Indian food

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:04

Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Malaysian cuisine can be termed the closest cousin of South Indian cuisine. Nevertheless, Malaysian dishes taste different, said a top chef at The Raintree, St.Mary's Road, a star hotel here.


Is your Labrador overweight? Read on

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:28

London, May 4 (IANS) Labradors are more prone to being overweight in comparison to other breeds and scientists have now identified genetic variation that causes obesity in these dogs.


Know Bengal weavers on Kiukart portal

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:02

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Celebrating West Bengal's rich sartorial heritage, a new e-commerce craft house is providing direct interface between weavers and connoisseurs to popularise the 'tant' (cotton) and silk weaves from the region.


'Charcoal' cheers up Indianness in Bangkok

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:44

Bangkok, May 4 (IANS) A 'Spice Library' with traditional condiments from all corners of India, Mumbai's famous 'Dabbawalas', an Indian mixology concept at the bar to fire up your drinks and a restroom where you can hear the lively noises of Delhi's famous Chandini Chowk area - all of this and more are on offer at the most unlikely of places, Bangkok.


Air rage a product of class difference

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:00

Toronto, May 4 (IANS) Apart from the usual jet lag, the stress associated with air travel also includes air rage -- aggressive behaviour provoked in a passenger on board an aircraft.