Actor Shahid Kapoor took to Instagram on Monday to share his vision of happiness with fans The actor posted a picture of a large poor family sleeping together on one bed, with an umbrella over them. He wrote about how Turkish poet Nazim Hikmat had once asked his friend to draw...
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Delhi will have 500 ICU beds for critical Covid-19 patients from Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday after the inspection of a Covid Care Centre at the Ramlila Ground near GTB Hospital, along with Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Taking to twitter, Kejriwal tweeted, â€œ500 ICU beds have been constructed...
It has been decided by the State Government that ward-level crisis management groups should be formed at the block level, village level, and urban areas to effectively prevent the infection of the Covid-19 pandemic. District Crisis Management Group has been formed at the district level in the past and they...
A heartrending incident occurred in Kutra block ofSundargarh district on Saturday night, when a man ran from onecrematorium to another, for cremating his wifeâ€™s body but met withstiff resistance from locals as the diseased was a Covid patient. Later, the local Sarpanch came to the manâ€™s aid and allowed her ownland...
The district administration is making necessary arrangements for the supply of oxygen to the District Covid Health Center (DCHC) at Sadar Hospital. Now the PSA plant ie Pressure Swing Adsorption Plant will be set at Sadar Hospital. DDC Vishal Sagar visited Sadar Hospital on Saturday and directed to set up...
| Uttar Pradesh recorded 21,331 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours while 29,709 patients recovered in the same period. The death toll stood at 278. There are 2,25,271 active cases in the state at present while 15,742 people have succumbed to the infection. There were 30 deaths recorded in Kanpur,...
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Sunday said that an amount of Rs 5000 will be given as medical aid to COVID patients in home isolation, who are below the poverty line. This amount will be sent directly to the bank account of the patients. It will be mandatory to have...
The deadly spell of the contagion of Covid -19 is continuing unabatedly in Uttarakhand. After a record breaking 180 deaths on Sunday the state health department reported the death of 168 deaths on Monday. The death toll from the disease in the state has now climbed to 3,896 while the...
Chhattisgarh Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo on Monday told officials to step up vaccination against Covid-19 and said the government has ordered 1.5 crore doses of the vaccine. Singh Deo was addressing a meeting of health officials. He also asked officials of the Chhattisgarh Medical Services Corp (CMSC) to coordinate with the...
Aries - March 21 - April 20
You have been working hard to meet the challenges of life. Slow down the speed and look after your health. Your efforts bring you what you want in life. Overall, your vitality is very strong and you have the force behind you. This is an excellent time to begin or amp up your fitness plan. At work, you are bold and courageous in your undertakings and actions. Your creative energies are high, and you have a good sense of your life direction. You may head a meeting, conference, or just lead a project which requires group activities and handle it with command. Things are not so good on the love front. You may face disappointments and depression. Research before you get into personal relationships.
Lucky number 13
Lucky colour Yellow
Lucky day Thursday
Taurus - April 20 - May 21
This week you grow even stronger and ready to face any obstacle in your life. Even when facing serious health challenges, a positive attitude can work wonders. Your firm stand and taking all care about health will be in your favour. On the professional front, good news is on the cards. Your connections with people will increase. You are an expert at fitting things together in new or unusual ways and that makes the work a lot smoother. If you’re looking for a job you are about to find the right fit. You are very balanced and organised workwise. On the relationship front, co-operation and harmony will be your major concern this week. Be a good listener, trust your instincts, and connect with your innermost desires.
Lucky number 20
Lucky colour White
Lucky day Friday
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
Your health will require attention. A family member’s health needs your attention too, do not neglect it. You need to let go of old wrongs and wounds to move forward. Help your loved ones to see the truth. Learn to express yourself; don’t suppress your feelings and requirements. This a good week career-wise. The businessperson will see financial stability and gains in financial ventures. People will respect you more and your popularity will increase. Your social status shall enhance. For those who are in a job, favour from the boss is likely, your works and endeavours are taken into consideration and appreciated. This period may see you restless in your relationship area. You must make sincere efforts to make your partner happy.
Lucky number 15
Lucky colour Grey
Lucky day Tuesday
Cancer - June 21 - Jul 23
Health is likely to suffer this week. Consider a second diagnosis if you are not sure about the first diagnosis of health. Get another health professional’s opinion before you take any final decision. Be open to spiritual healing. Those struggling with a serious illness, know that a cure is not always linked with healing. You may require some therapy or surgery. On the career front, the businessperson will make a considerable stand. Hold your head up high and know that you are bringing to the table. Financially you may do better than you had ever dreamed. You need to be trustworthy and reliable otherwise a rise in mental distress and misunderstanding with the family is indicated. Be extra careful to avoid arguments.
Lucky number 28
Lucky colour Sky Blue
Lucky day Saturday
Leo - Jul 23 - Aug 23
You will be mentally strong this week. Your open-mindedness and straightforwardness will help you grow. Add generosity and a pinch of kindness to your attitude. Showing your authority is important, as is being gentle. On the professional front, you are giving more in terms of your time and energy to the organisation you are working with. A powerful person is likely to support you. Overall, your career front is looking up. On the personal front. you may be a little detached. This week romance and close personal relationships are too bright. Listen to your inner voice. Stress levels need to be taken into consideration. This is a temporary phase, you will be on the right track soon.
Lucky number 12
Lucky colour Maroon
Lucky day Wednesday
Virgo - Aug 23 - Sep 23
This week you are disciplined and know the needs of your body, mind, and spirit. You have a clear vision of your inner sense of values. Your concentration during this time is commendable. Your creativity will make you move constantly. You should use your positive energy in creative works, as an inner sense of satisfaction will give you more confidence. On the career front, other people may not understand or support your new ideas or proposals, but if you know that you’re right, go ahead, and try to make them understand what your point of view is. Love relation is under question. It is important to give your partner time & space. You need to share your feelings with the one who you trust and find out the possible solution.
Lucky number 21
Lucky colour Pink
Lucky day Wednesday
Libra - Sep 23 - Oct 23
Some negative forces are at play and you must fight with them this week. Seasonal ailments might make you inactive and dull. Proper diet, exercise and rest is the mantra of a healthy life. Do not compromise with the basics or you may have to face the repercussion of it. The working environment is not favourable and makes you frustrated at times. Don’t waste your time and precious energy plotting revenge. Just get on with the next phase of your life. If you’re looking for work, a potential position that you’d pinned your hopes on may not come through. On the relationship front, this week you can be the master and a mentor in your relations. You are attracted to people who are very creative and maybe more than usually focused on your career now.
Lucky number 25
Lucky colour Brown
Lucky day Sunday
Scorpio - Oct 23 - Nov 22
This week confusion will prevail. Several issues concerning health might crop up this week. There may be some hidden matters to deal with. An ENT problem may surface that will make you run to the doctor and consume most of your time. You must learn to prioritise things. On the career front, you share a good bonding with your colleagues and people at work. This is the right time for conferences and negotiations. Your compromising attitude will land you a good opportunity. Relationshipwise, this is a good week for building relationships. You will learn a whole lot about how you can take your relationship further. You will be able to make room for new people and new experiences. Love will blossom.
Lucky number 10
Lucky colour Mustard
Lucky day Tuesday
Sagittarius - Nov 22 - Dec 22
This week you will feel renewed energy and charm in your life. The care and attention you have been providing to your body will leave you in high spirits. You will experience a cheerful and happy state of mind. It is also time to rely on divine faith. New direction and protection make you trust now that the divine spirit is working in your best interest. Professionally, you feel a new spark, a new sense of creativity within yourself. You are more confident and aggressive in your approach and decision making now. Recognition, praise from friends and authorities, promotion are likely to take place. On the personal front, limited conditions from the past might have made you detached from the world. You feel cheated and deceived in a relationship.
Lucky number 11
Lucky colour Silver
Lucky day Monday
Capricorn - Dec 22 - Jan 20
This week you feel fresh, rejuvenated, and inspiring to move ahead. The health remains good, and you are in the process of making it even better. A good diet, nutrition, exercise, and living life natural is into your resolution. Spiritually and emotionally you feel fulfilled. Your enthusiasm and charm are even more increasing making envy of others. On the career front, you find the situations are not favourable at the workplace and make up your mind for a change. You may be holding yourself back because you fear moving into the future. Seek new opportunities, for a better future. On the personal front, you should be flexible and go with the flow right now. Stick to your principles at the same time honour other’s intelligence as well.
Lucky number 19
Lucky colour Purple
Lucky day Tuesday
Aquarius - Jan 20 - Feb 18
You need to be cautious about your health. You are likely to be under stress from a combination of factors, so it’s particularly important to be gentle with yourself. If you’re angry, allow yourself to express it, release your anxiety rather than turning your anger and sorrow on yourself. Professionally things are not in your favour. Some false allegations, interference from higher authorities, and interrogations might be faced this week. You may need some assistance to find a better approach to work. Don’t hesitate to ask. If you’re looking for work, this too may show a need to look in a different way or a different field than the one you’ve been pursuing. Love and marital affairs occupy your mind but you are unable to find a smooth going.
Lucky number 18
Lucky colour Black
Lucky day Saturday
Pisces - Feb 18 - March 20
Your physical well-being depends on your mental well-being. This is a time when you need to be very conscious of your intuitive urges and reactions and bring them into balance with the greater good and meaning in life. This is not a time to act out in rage or hatred but instead to look at the situation from a place of love and compassion. Career-wise, pay more attention to what people around you are doing. Be cautious of politics at the workplace. Some negative forces are at play at your workplace to put you down. Avoid making important decisions now. You will have delays and over pending problems in all your works. And this will affect your relationships too. Be practical and bring balance in life that is mandatory currently.
Lucky number 30
Lucky colour Peach
Lucky day Saturday
West Bengal on Monday reported record 134 COVID-19 deaths, besides registering the highest single-day spike of 19,445 new cases, the state Health Department said. The cases were detected after testing 62,186 samples in the last 24 hours, taking the positivity rate to 31.26 per cent. There are 1,26,663 active cases in the state at present. West Bengal's tally went past the 10-lakh mark with the detection of the new cases. The state has so far recorded 10,12,604 cases. The...
April proved to be a cruel month where the loss of life and illness were rampant while health facilities, medicines and oxygen proved to be grossly inadequate. But the glimmer of hope came from ordinary people, unknown strangers, who have been extending a helping hand to ensure each life counts.
In times of such gloom, our celebrity interview, tenor Andrea Bocelli's elevating voice can uplift flagging spirits even when you cannot understand the Italian in which he sings. While travel is shut for quite some time to come, our writers had taken advantage of the window that the dip in the Corona cases had given to venture to Lo Manthang in Nepal, a place so isolated that it is yet to make its way to Google Maps. And at the other end, there is a piece on Bhangarh in Rajasthan, which has the distinction of being the most haunted place in the country. Of course, before we knew what a pandemic could do, one of our travellers had walked along the beach in Sydney to discover Bollywood landmarks, which has finally made its way to the edition.
Venturing out for an iftaar or sehri walk, a favourite pastime of all faiths that are united by the love of good food, is certainly foolhardy at present. So, our chefs give you the recipes to devour Ramzan delicacies at home.
All this and more in the May issue of Exotica.