Even as 'Bigg Boss OTT' nears its finale, clearing the way for the television format to be hosted by Salman Khan, the latest news from the 'house' is that architect-actor Riteish Deshmukh, who was last seen in 'Baaghi 3' with Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor, and his wife Genelia will...
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The Delhi Government on Wednesday announced a complete ban imposed on the storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers in view of the dangerous pollution situation. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to traders not to do any kind of firecracker stocking. The decision has been taken after reviewing the pollution...
With issuance of a notification on Wednesday regarding by-election for a Rajya Sabha seat from Madhya Pradesh, the process for submission of nomination papers commenced but no candidate did so on this day. The by-poll was necessitated due to resignation of the Bharatiya Janata Partyâ€™s Mr Thaawarchand Gehlot on July 7....
In a bid to implement the 5-T principles for citizen-centric governance, the unified emergency call number 112 has been functionalised in the State. Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra on Wednesday directed to make thee emergency response system foolproof with least response time. He emphasised upon minimising response time between receiving of a...
Five persons were charred to death as their car caught fire after a head-on collision with a bus at Chitarpur in Jharkhandâ€™s Ramgarh district on Wednesday morning, police said. The accident happened at Murbanda in the Rajrappa police station area, they said. The driver of the bus was also critically injured...
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A segregated convocation ceremony spreading over four days was organised by the Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jollygrant ended on Wednesday. A total of 869 students were awarded degrees in two phases during the programme. In the second phase degrees were awarded to 227 doctors and 147 nurses. Addressing the ceremony on Wednesday,...
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday urged the Centre to sanction nearly 4,000 km of rural roads He also sought more resources to the state to implement rural development schemes. Baghel made the submission when Nagendra Nath Sinha, Secretary, and Ashish Goyal, Joint Secretary, in the Central Ministry of Rural Development,...
Aries - March 21 - April 20
This week Stress may take a toll. Look at ways to ease your risk factors and deal with stress. If all else fails, think about changing your lifestyle and the things you’re spending your money on. On the career front, you need to take care of emotional matters and relationships with colleagues and boss which had given you tense moments in the past. The situation will improve and you must make the best use of this time to repair and improve your contacts and enhance your career. The changes you make at this time will lead to interesting money-making opportunities later on. On the relationship front, try to give your partner some breathing space. A lifestyle change may not please everyone but it should lift your spirits.
Lucky number 13
Lucky colour Maroon
Lucky day Wednesday
Taurus - April 20 - May 21
This week you must manage your stress level to stay in good health. Deal with any problems that come up, don’t try to avoid them. Ensure you get enough rest. If you need healing, ask for it. Hearty talk with dear friends will go a long way towards keeping you healthy and sane. On the professional front, conflict with a superior will lead you to change track. Try not to close all doors unless you have another opportunity. Be patient as this is a temporary situation. Self-improvement projects will be successful. You will make progress by making corrections. Be adjusting to the current environment. On the personal front, a committed relationship will need to take action for survival.
Lucky number 7
Lucky colour White
Lucky day Monday
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
This week health will improve. If dealing with a serious illness, new healing or a new doctor will be of great hope. Think positively and expect the best, and do not hesitate to ask for healthcare if you need it. Your life will get a new meaning if you reach out to spiritual practices and have immense faith in God. On the career front, keep the office and personal life separate. You are likely to try a different tactic or may even choose to leave the job that you’re currently in. Due to sensitive time, if you plan to stay back then look for alternate ways to make your work easier. In the matter of heart, mild conflicts with loved ones are indicated. Allow your partner to have his or her space for a healthy relationship.
Lucky number 2
Lucky colour Green
Lucky day Friday
Cancer - June 21 - Jul 23
This is a good time to improve your health. You will keep a positive attitude. You would be loving toward everyone and everything. Share that good energy, others might need it too. Going for a walk or practicing yoga with your friend or partner is good for your health and wellbeing. Professionally, you will be wise to follow established social structures and traditions. Some of you may consider starting your own business or join a family business. You feel happy being self-employed than working for others. You may meet someone new through your work, or feel attracted to your working colleagues. In love, for those in a committed relationship, be sure that your communication is as clear as it can be.
Lucky number 8
Lucky colour Red
Lucky day Saturday
Leo - Jul 23 - Aug 23
This week be watchful of your health. If you feel that something is amiss with your health, make sure to address the concern. Speak for yourself. Support and heal yourself as best you can with diet, exercise, nutrition and vitamins/minerals. On the career front, you may miss a wonderful opportunity that has the potential to bring satisfying improvement in your status. Focus on your strengths, on what you have and can do, not what you can’t do and don’t have. On the love front, know that a little effort goes a long way, especially if you’re looking to improve your love life at present. This is a good time to look hard at yourself, as to whether you are being realistic with regards to love.
Lucky number 12
Lucky colour Brown
Lucky day Thursday
Virgo - Aug 23 - Sep 23
Your firm approach towards life can help solve half of the problems. Restless mind and aggression bring increased BP problems and hypertension. You have an intelligent and sensitive nature, and you may suffer if there is no channel to let out your ideas and feelings. On the career front, go ahead with creative ideas. This is the right time for making deals, connections and collaborations. Don’t rush, finish what you have started before you decide to call it off. On the relationship front, your logical nature may spoil your connection with your partner. Avoid heated arguments. You need to be grounded and firm in your decisions. Your partner may be very demanding. You need to be honest with him/her.
Lucky number 10
Lucky colour Yellow
Lucky day Sunday
Libra - Sep 23 - Oct 23
This week your health will be good. You are outgoing and energetic and some quick movements will make you busy and you enjoy doing so. You will have the drive and determination to move forward. Do not force things, as that is likely to backfire on you. On the professional front, this is not the right time to take important decisions. You may feel as if your energy is blocked. Secret motives, undercover information could make you tensed up. There is a need to go deep into the matter and find a solution for your anxieties, fears and psychic blocks so that they will no longer haunt you. On the personal front, this week will be filled with romance and passion. The time and energy you have invested in the past will now give you rich dividends.
Lucky number 16
Lucky colour Orange
Lucky day Tuesday
Scorpio - Oct 23 - Nov 22
This week you will overcome problems of the past and it will soothe tensions in your relationships. On the career front, a little sorrow arises but you will overcome the situation and also understand the necessity for that brief sorrow. As peace and joy enter your career sector you’ll see that the previous change simply energised you to enter a more profitable phase. The week looks promising in terms of finance. The money will be coming your way through different sources. Your dream may come true, maybe not in the form you expected. On the personal front, various events are likely to happen that will guide you in a direction that is most auspicious for you. Don’t lose hope when things are not as per your planning. Destiny knows what is right for you.
Lucky number 5
Lucky colour Indigo
Lucky day Saturday
Sagittarius - Nov 22 - Dec 22
This week your health is good. Be careful while exercising; there could be minor injuries or sprains. If you’re in the process of healing from an injury, don’t overdo it, or you could end up in worse shape than you were earlier. On the work front, use your energy in creative pursuits. There may be some constraints in the workplace. You will experience stagnation/ retirement or the job is very demanding which you find difficult. Worrying about your job is not going to help matters. Focus on what you can control, and try to leave your anxiety by the wayside. On the personal front, conflicts, a difference of opinions are foreseen in the relationship area. There are restlessness and unreliability. Learn to value others opinions and words.
Lucky number 11
Lucky colour Golden
Lucky day Monday
Capricorn - Dec 22 - Jan 20
This week your life is likely to get affected by worry, stress, and anxiety. Be sure that you are taking good care of yourself and to the best of your capabilities. Try and bring balance in exercise, food and water intake. Getting adequate rest is a must. Breathing exercises and meditation are particularly useful for you now. On the career front, some unexpected event may surprise you. You may decide to leave your job if you are currently working, even if it’s a good job because your heart is no longer in it. You want to follow your dream, no matter what it is. On the personal front, you will be able to establish a solid family line and become a pillar of a wide network of family members. You are practical and grounded.
Lucky number 20
Lucky colour Grey
Lucky day Friday
Aquarius - Jan 20 - Feb 18
This week you may be suppressing your emotions. This will impact your health adversely. Be careful about how, when, and where you vent your emotional reactions. Anything that reduces your stress level will be helpful now, even a five-minute walk. Your emotions are the gateway to opening up your spiritual life. Professionally, this is a great time to take some time off from work, if you can, to relax. Meditation, solutions, commitments and confrontations can and should be made now. This will bring positive changes in your career. On the relationship front, if you are already committed, then you can enjoy a happy, generous, fair and balanced relationship for at least a while. You and your partner should have a fair contribution to the relationship.
Lucky number 3
Lucky colour Sky Blue
Lucky day Thursday
Pisces - Feb 18 - March 20
This week health issues may bother you. Take one moment at a time, think positively, and know that it may take a while to get to the bottom of what is happening. Believe in yourself, ask questions, and educate yourself. Keep working and things would be fine. At work, big ideas coupled with determination can help you achieve your targets. Choose your activities and projects wisely. This is a period of increased learning, joining an educational course, vocational training, and research and for a master degree. Artistic interests will draw your attention. On the love front, know that love doesn’t know of age. Love can mean that someone is about to sweep you off your feet. Give them a chance. Existing relationships find ways to bring more charm to their life.
Lucky number 9
Lucky colour Magenta
Lucky day Sunday
The July issue reflects on the times we live in and documents it at the same time. So, our stories reflect the transformation that has occurred during the pandemic. Our celebrity interview for the month, Vidya Balan was a force to reckon with even before the pandemic hit. With a shift to the OTT platforms, which are not driven by male star power, she has further consolidated her position with films like Sherni, Shakuntala Devi, which have oddball women - who do not fit in with the conventions - as the protagonists. Thus, showcasing successful women, who are different from the norm, on-screen while being one herself. Then, one of our writers documents his three-month-long sojourn through 16 villages. Not only did he get the time to take in the beauty of the Himalayas but it also allowed him an opportunity to reflect on the larger picture of life, his relationships and work-life balance. Cycling, as a hobby and a fitness regime, has taken off since the time the pandemic started. One of our writers teaches you how to pack your ride and take it along with you on a flight. One of the flip sides of our stay-at-home culture is a spike in screen usage - be it laptops, televisions or phones - and the consequent eye problems. Experts tell you what are the best ways to avert, or at least reduce, these. William Dalrymple, the Scottish historian and writer best known for his riveting historicals, has documented the places he went to as he tracked the footsteps of several figures of yore. And another of our regular contributors traces his journey that yielded mesmerising black & white photographs which seem to stand All this and more in the issue.