With farmersâ agitation holding centre stage, unrecognised political parties are clamouring for farm-related symbols to...
Actors Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew are all set to star in the upcoming dark comedy "Darlings". Billed as a story of a quirky mother-daughter duo, "Darlings" is backed by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment and Bhatt's banner Eternal Sunshine Productions. This would be the 27-year-old actor's...
As the pandemic brought the world economies to a halt/slowdown, different industries are leading their way through the crisis and changing the core strategy. Disha...more
Mandu's geographical location is what made it such an important city. It prospered greatly under the Sultans of Malwa for nearly 200 years, writes Smita...more
The Backfire in Nepal: How India Lost Plot to China Author: Sanjay Upadhya Publisher: Vitasta, Rs 495 The Backfire in Nepal: How India Lost Plot to China...more
Sewers or sewage treatment plants can provide near real-time outbreak data as they constantly collect human fluids shed by infected population. Real-time community sewage detection...more
Actor Varun Sharma tells Sakshi Sharma that his forthcoming horror-comedy, Roohi, is all about entertainment The trailer of horror-comedy Roohi opens with people talking about a...more
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Having a kulfi outside my office on a hot summer day refreshed my mind with memories from the past. The wave of nostalgia took me...more
Aavartan IMDB *ing: Sushma Seth, Shovana Narayan, Sunit Razdan, Mrinalini and Gurjeet Singh Channi Rated: 5/10 The latest film by writer-director Durba Sahay, who had made her debut as a director with The Pen, is a take on the guru-shishya...more
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From a 15-year-old who has designed a model that uses photographs to identify children afflicted with Down Syndrome to a 16-year-old who has been working...more
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at the BJP-ruled Centre over âapatheticâ attitude towards the farmers who have been protesting for the last three months at Delhiâs borders â Singhu, Tikri and Ghaziabad, against the three Farm Laws. Addressing a âKisan Mahapanchayatâ...
he drama âAla Afsarâ in Nautanki style was staged on Sunday at Ravindra Bhavan. This all-encompassing masterpiece of Mudra Rakshasa and staged in various cities of the country has been appreciated. Vinod Rastogi Smriti Sansthan from Prayagraj presented this drama. The story of the top officer is as follows, Chitpur Town Chairman,...
A second phase .of the Covid-19 vaccination drive would start from Monday. People above 60 years and those above 45 years having co-morbidities can receive the vaccine shot. Elderly people have to show their identity card to take Covid-19 vaccine jab while people with comorbidities will have to produce a health...
A few members of the tribal community on Sunday installed a stone plaque at a plot of land near the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi stating that the land belongs to the Gram Sabha and the law of the Panchayati Raj should be enforced there as per the Provisions of...
To promote self-reliance in women, their empowerment and Digital India, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched the 'Ek Gram Panchayat Ek Banking Correspondent' scheme under which 58,000 Bank Correspondent Sakhi have been appointed. "These bank correspondent sakhis will help in promotion of various financial inclusion products along with banking facilities. For...
Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said that a proactive stance must be adopted to disseminate the achievements of the State Government and also, to counter false propaganda of the opposition. The Chief Minister was addressing the state executive committee meeting of the BJP IT Department at Baddi in...
The budget session of Uttarakhand assembly would start at Bharadisain, Gairsain on Monday. The ten day session would commence with the address of the Governor Baby Rani Maurya. On March 4, the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat who also holds the finance portfolio would present a budget for the financial...
A 21-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in a village in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district on Sunday while trying to take a selfie with the animal, a Forest Department officer said. The incident took place in the morning in Gudhyari village in the Sarangarh Forest Range when Manohar...
Aries - March 21 - April 20
This week you will be filled with enthusiasm. You will find yourself in spotlight with people waiting to listen to your views. Your health remains good. You'll decide to leave for a long drive to experience some change. You may connect with people from different places. On the career front, you'll get the chance to kick start your career. Students will get to prepare well beforehand to remain in tune with their curriculum. You have got the talent, intelligence but need the right guidance to enhance them and brace oneself against a brighter future. Research related work is on the cards. On the personal front, you will have the power to influence your near and dear ones. Think before you speak as your words might affect a relationship.
Lucky number 6
Lucky colour Purple
Lucky day Friday
Taurus - April 20 - May 21
This week you will get busy with the nitty-gritty of life. You need to form some decisions. At the beginning of the week, there will be a big shift in your schedule. Some exercises, yoga practices and solitude will be beneficial for you. On the career front, a sudden change within the circumstance may surprise you. Some unexpected job opportunities are on the cards. You would possibly be offered a dream project. This may lead you to feel positive. You have got all the explanations to feel proud and contented today. In terms of private affairs, you are going to confront your near and dear one during a get-together occasion. You need to keep your anger and aggression under control. There is no need to be hyper to point out your dislikes.
Lucky number: 30
Lucky colour: Yellow
Lucky day: Tuesday
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
This week you are feeling restricted, indecisive, and confused. You have recently come through a really difficult time. Now you've come up with some solutions to enhance your situation which is a good sign. Take care that you don’t repeat the same mistakes which contributed to the matter that you just solved. On the work front, those who are trying to find work you'll be looking in the wrong place. Your professional matters need your attention. Having an honest knowledge of your area of interest is most desirable. But having the ability to precise this data is equally important. On the private front, others may feel envy for you. With your mental abilities, you come across as a sharp person. Written language needs attention be gentle and soft in your approach and expression.
Lucky number: 8
Lucky colour: Magenta
Lucky day: Friday
Cancer - June 21 - Jul 23
This week is an excellent time to think about what you're doing and what you ought to do to enhance your health. It might be more exercise or more rest. Think over it through and you'll do better with moderate changes in what you're doing currently. You will be in a mood of enjoyment and celebrations because as the week progresses, you'll enter solitude in search of spiritual awakening. On the career front, some baseless fear has captured your mind making you restless. Worrying about your job will not help things. Specialise in what you have control over and let go of your anxiety. On the personal front, your intention is true, and you show care to your near and dear ones. On the other hand, people in your life are contributing to your anger and aggression. Stay positive and calm.
Lucky number: 13
Lucky colour: Rose Gold
Lucky day: Tuesday
Leo - Jul 23 - Aug 23
This week there might be some turning points in your health. Be accountable to yourself and move forward. Sometimes things just happen, know that you are not alone. If needed, reach out for support. Resisting change is often bad for your health. Do whatever it takes to maintain your stress level in check. Remember that meditation and yoga is the best treatment for the mind. On the career front, if you're signing any deal in the week then read the documents carefully. Bonding with a colleague may become stressful. In such a case, work ahead with a diplomatic approach else you find it difficult to reach your set targets. On the love front, your spouse may turn a little arrogant and demand something out of your limitation. This might upset your routine life.
Lucky number: 17
Lucky colour: Silver
Lucky day: Saturday
Virgo - Aug 23 - Sep 23
This week health will remain good. You will realize that in the past you were too busy for spiritual practices. Now you'll find an urgency to take the time for those things that feed your soul. You've got faith in yourself and therefore the Almighty. Joining a religious group with different sorts of people will enhance your personality. On the career front, there's a transition period. You're trying to find a change. Hospitable change is the only way through which you'll make smooth job transitions. Your confusion which has been a part of your routine life will come to an end now. You find yourself on the proper track, and things are turning towards positivity. On the personal front, you are likely to stress. This is definitely not the right time to start another relationship.
Lucky number: 17
Lucky colour: Mint Green
Lucky day: Sunday
Libra - Sep 23 - Oct 23
You need immediate attention to your health and should come out of your fanciful imagination. This week you would like to vary your routine and check out new things for health. Start with the fundamentals. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, exercise, and eating healthy foods. You don’t need to undergo any uncomfortable, and difficult regime to feel better. Small, positive steps are presumably the type of change that you simply can accept. For an honest life, a disciplined lifestyle is vital. Professionally, the week is marked for intellectual activities, and your involvement will fetch you great dividends. Those in the artistic field may get very busy in the week. Haste, anger and aggression should be avoided to get the simplest results. In the matter of heart, you'll feel as if you've not been properly judged by your partner.
Lucky number: 9
Lucky colour: Black
Lucky day: Saturday
Scorpio - Oct 23 - Nov 22
You feel good and will pamper yourself this week. You ought to experience pleasantries, sumptuous food, and entertainment activities. To rejuvenate yourself, do some basic grooming. This may draw your attention. Professionally, it's an excellent week for your career. Your emotional level is amazingly creative and focused. News of promotion or appraisal is on the cards. Self-confidence keeps your morale high. In the week you will handle any situation together with your intelligence. Your dreams are big and may create a world of your own and make a mark for yourself. In the matter of heart, you're living in illusions and an imaginary world. Ensure to have an honest and motivating friend circle. You're expecting an excessive amount of out of life and relationships. Don’t keep high expectations.
Lucky number: 10
Lucky colour: Off-White
Lucky day: Monday
Sagittarius - Nov 22 - Dec 22
This week many issues are bothering you and it's going to be difficult to retain your peace of mind. In the beginning, you'll feel restricted mentally, physically and financially. As the week progresses, you'll start building upon your motivation. Have a positive outlook. For perfect health, take excellent care of yourself. It’s never too late to try to do the proper thing. You earn good money this week. Professionally, there's a particular element of perfectionism related to you. You're careful in your approach and you ensure that everything is planned and executed well for overall success. You'll not leave any task half done. You want to complete all assigned tasks and projects as per a particular standard. On the personal front, you find yourself in a situation where you'll use your energies productively.
Lucky number: 28
Lucky colour: Orange
Lucky day: Tuesday
Capricorn - Dec 22 - Jan 20
The week is crammed with fear and doubts and this might confuse you. You are feeling tired, inactive and fail to move ahead during this situation. Often, this the time to refresh and seek advice from the expert. You're constantly under a self-created dilemma that has shaped into a baseless fear. Stay positive, as this is a temporary phase and goals are going to be attained. On the career front, new opportunities will make you creative this week. You are feeling the drive to improve your career. This is the time to write down what you had aspired and wish to accomplish. A positive time to place ideas into practices. Success is foreseen. Relationships are likely to suffer this week. Things might not add up as you would have expected with a love relationship. Be honest with yourself first, then with your beloved.
Lucky number: 11
Lucky colour: Pink
Lucky day: Monday
Aquarius - Jan 20 - Feb 18
This week your health needs your attention. For those affected by BP, heart and diabetes problems, it's advised that you simply get yourself checked and be under observation. A strict diet is a must. You would like to maintain a positive attitude that's required for a balanced life. Get rid of all the tensions and mental worries. Professionally, this may be a busy week for you, perhaps it might be challenging also. You ought to know your limitations and resources to be more proactive and successful in your work. On the private front, you'll found yourself in a network of old and new friends. You're likely to contact new people, adding new friends to your network. Getting nostalgic while speaking to an old childhood friend is likely. Those in a relationship, suddenly your ex may come to you and enrich your life.
Lucky number: 11
Lucky colour: Beige
Lucky day: Sunday
Pisces - Feb 18 - March 20
This week there are push and pull sort of energy which can cause negativity. This won't be unfamiliar for you as you've often faced such mood swings. Get yourself examined because the energy of the week isn't very positive. Take advice from a healthcare professional. If something is wrong, don’t hesitate to take a second opinion and set about the treatment before it's too late. On the career front, make sure you have updated all of your financial documents and kept an account of your income and therefore the expenditure. A slight carelessness may give you a jolt. How you speak your mind is as important as what you say. There could also be some unfairness at play in your workplace. Ensure your behaviour is impeccable. Expect something good to happen in the relationship.
Lucky number: 20
Lucky colour: Mauve
Lucky day: Monday
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have shown a surge in new COVID-19 cases contributing to 87.25 per cent of 15,510 fresh infections reported in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. India's total number of active COVID-19 cases was recorded at 1,68,627, comprising 1.52 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said highlighting five states that account for 84 per cent of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for...
By the time we are in February, most of us figure out which of the New Year Resolutions would become an integral part of our lives and the ones which were made under the influence of impulsive emotions spiked by copious quantities of liquor. With the previous year having proved that life can be unpredictable, a semblance of bringing about some order can be found in following a pre-decided path by way of bringing about small yet positive changes in your life. So, working on improving your health, eating clean, exercising regularly or even living in the moment can make for long-lasting transformations that would impact your existence profoundly.
The issue this time around is reflective of the evolution that we have witnessed in the past 12 months. The rise of the OTT platforms during the pandemic has coincided with the dominance of talent over star power. And if there is one name â that leads the pack under the onslaught of this trend â it has to be Pankaj Tripathi, our celebrity interview for this edition. Moving on to our other pieces, three travellers decided to explore the hill State of Uttarakhand and found that the more you wander, the more likely you are to find yourself. One cycled across scenic stretches, the other tested her endurance to go on a challenging high-altitude trek, and the third alternated her workation with tapping into the wild side. All of the travellers essentially ended up doing what the heart desired rather than following the oft-beaten path. So, dear readers, do just that in the year....
All this and more in the February issue of the Exotica