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  • More people are opting for at home beauty services this festive season Nov 13, 2020 09:39 PM IST

    More people are opting for at home beauty services this festive season

    Online beauty service providers which were under pressure due to coronavirus-led lockdown are seeing recovery in demand, thanks to the festive period

  • Restaurants have lavish setups for outdoor winter dining. But is it safe? Nov 09, 2020 03:49 PM IST

    Restaurants have lavish setups for outdoor winter dining. But is it safe?

    While a financial imperative for restaurants, enclosing outdoor areas for winter has raised health concerns as coronavirus cases in New York have started to rise again

  • Wonderla Holidays, one of the biggest amusement parks, is reopening. Will it be a roller-coaster ride? Nov 04, 2020 03:23 PM IST

    Wonderla Holidays, one of the biggest amusement parks, is reopening. Will it be a roller-coaster ride?

    It will first reopen the Bengaluru park for as many as 12,000 COVID warriors from November 9-12, before allowing in the public. Though amusement parks can operate at 50 percent capacity, Wonderla will operate at 1/3rd capacity. Company says business will return to pre-COVID levels only in six months to one year.

  • With Mumbai allowing gyms to reopen, will the fitness industry get back into shape soon? Nov 03, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    With Mumbai allowing gyms to reopen, will the fitness industry get back into shape soon?

    Though gyms can operate only at 50% capacity, many are seeing an increase in footfalls. Most gyms are focusing only on existing customers as winning back consumer confidence is the key. Owners feel that the hybrid model of online and physical classes is the way forward.

  • Watch-spotting at The White House: The timepieces US presidents love Nov 01, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    Watch-spotting at The White House: The timepieces US presidents love

    This election year, the watches worn by Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden have been much dissected as well as pitted against those seen on incumbent Donald Trump’s puny wrist.

  • Coronavirus Impact | The mystery of how many mothers left work because of school closings Oct 30, 2020 01:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus Impact | The mystery of how many mothers left work because of school closings

    The pandemic has been a continuing nightmare for parents and this has been particularly true for mothers. But figuring out how many mothers have been pushed out of the labor force specifically because of school closings can be tricky

  • As temperature plummets, sale of winter wear picks up on online platforms Oct 28, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    As temperature plummets, sale of winter wear picks up on online platforms

    In addition to the increase in demand due to falling temperature, there is expectation that the ongoing festival season will increase the winter wear sales

  • COVID-19 Impact | Can fashion photography survive the pandemic? Oct 27, 2020 08:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 Impact | Can fashion photography survive the pandemic?

    Can the fashion photograph, of the sort that has littered bedroom walls and been reposted again and again on Instagram or Tumblr, survive?

  • Coronavirus Impact | With vacation rentals empty, European cities see a chance to reclaim housing Oct 26, 2020 03:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus Impact | With vacation rentals empty, European cities see a chance to reclaim housing

    Now that the pandemic has all but cut off the steady flow of visitors, many European cities are seizing an opportunity to push short-term rentals back onto the long-term housing market

  • ‘We are not going to lie down’: a coronavirus revolt in England Oct 23, 2020 01:19 PM IST

    ‘We are not going to lie down’: a coronavirus revolt in England

    The British government’s handling of the pandemic has been in turns hesitant, halting, confused and contradictory — over time, that has generated confusion, distrust and signs of growing resistance. And if there was one place that was not going to suffer quietly, local people say, it was Liverpool.

  • How fashion retailers are planning to ride this festive season’s key trends Oct 22, 2020 05:05 PM IST

    How fashion retailers are planning to ride this festive season’s key trends

    Fusion looks — the classics with a twist — are the top trend this season. Sarees, lehengas, bandhgalas, sherwanis and kurtas have been around forever, and yet there’s something that’s made them all the rage again this year. We take a look at what’s hot and what’s not at Myntra, Tata Cliq, Raymond and Westside

  • Coronavirus Impact | Flight attendants face an uncertain future Oct 22, 2020 03:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus Impact | Flight attendants face an uncertain future

    Many flight attendants have been grounded for months, and while the future of travel remains uncertain, some are considering giving up a career that has afforded them stability and adventure, and become a way of life

  • The improbable, slightly surreal plan to save fashion’s printed matter Oct 21, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    The improbable, slightly surreal plan to save fashion’s printed matter

    The ILFR, which in its digital incarnation was unveiled Oct. 15 with more than 5,000 documents, will open its physical doors to the public next spring.

  • Coronavirus Impact | When startups go into the garage (or sometimes the living room) Oct 21, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus Impact | When startups go into the garage (or sometimes the living room)

    While many American workers can get by with a laptop and an internet connection, startup engineers piecing together new kinds of hardware also need circuit boards, car parts, soldering irons, microscopes and, at the end of it all, an assembly line

  • COVID-19 | How laughter may be effective medicine for these trying times Oct 19, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    COVID-19 | How laughter may be effective medicine for these trying times

    Watching a funny video was tied to improvements in short-term memory in older adults and increased their capacity to learn.

  • Tippling Point | The Queen of the Nightclubs Oct 17, 2020 12:20 PM IST

    Tippling Point | The Queen of the Nightclubs

    In the roaring twenties, America was reeling under prohibition. Alcohol was illegal. It was in those dark times that Texas Guinan, actress, dancer and owner of Club 300, rose to become 'the Queen of the Night Clubs.'

  • COVID-19 Impact | Schoolchildren are stalled by a growing laptop shortage Oct 12, 2020 03:04 PM IST

    COVID-19 Impact | Schoolchildren are stalled by a growing laptop shortage

    A surge in worldwide demand by educators for low-cost laptops and Chromebooks — up to 41% higher than last year — has created months long shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another

  • Tippling Point | The legendary journey of Plymouth Gin from England's oldest distillery Oct 10, 2020 12:22 PM IST

    Tippling Point | The legendary journey of Plymouth Gin from England's oldest distillery

    Plymouth Gin became the only gin in the world to have a Protected Designation of Origin status. Only if it is made in the town of Plymouth can one call a gin Plymouth.

  • In the grip of chaos Oct 03, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    In the grip of chaos

    Books on dystopia were always a good read. But now that it has actually descended upon us–in a rain of confusing headlines both global and mofussil–dystopia feels like a cooked up word on Scrabble.

  • COVID-19 lockdown: Men, eastern India residents eager to step out for out-of-home entertainment, shows BookMyShow survey Sep 23, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    COVID-19 lockdown: Men, eastern India residents eager to step out for out-of-home entertainment, shows BookMyShow survey

    The survey was conducted amid 2,000 active BookMyShow transactors for Live Entertainment aged 18 years and above from 120 cities and towns in India.

  • Destination weddings are back… with a Covid twist Sep 21, 2020 02:14 PM IST

    Destination weddings are back… with a Covid twist

    Resorts a few hours’ drive away are the preferred destination. For Mumbai it is Lonavala; for Delhi, it is Manesar, Udaipur and even Jaipur. Everybody from the priest to the make-up artist has to subscribe to Covid-prevention protocols. And the guest lists are much smaller. For the industry, this means that while the number of bookings is picking up, the spends are smaller

  • COVID-19 | How to tell if distance learning is working for your kid Sep 20, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 | How to tell if distance learning is working for your kid

    Parents may not be getting consistent feedback on this from their districts, so how then do they know whether or not their kids are keeping up in their development?

  • COVID-19 | How companies are getting speedy coronavirus tests for employees Sep 16, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    COVID-19 | How companies are getting speedy coronavirus tests for employees

    As businesses try to recover from the pandemic’s economic blow, many complained of access to coronavirus testing for employees and delays in results. Now some have found a reliable workaround

  • COVID-19 Impact | Preparing children to return to the classroom Sep 15, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    COVID-19 Impact | Preparing children to return to the classroom

    With more and more children heading to school buildings across the country each morning, here are some tips for how to facilitate their transition, gleaned from medical experts and parents

  • Unlock 4: It is a Catch-22 for the live events space in India Sep 14, 2020 12:56 PM IST

    Unlock 4: It is a Catch-22 for the live events space in India

    Though live events are now allowed, restrictions cripple them. For one, corporate events are allowed, but there is a cap of 100 people. The industry is as big as Rs 500,000 crore. One Kumbh Mela alone is worth Rs 4,000 crore, and an IPL is worth Rs 16,000 crore.

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