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Monday, August 10, 2020

Jayashree Narayanan


Jayashree Narayanan is a Senior Sub-Editor working with The Indian Express.

UV sterilisation, virtual try-ons and more: How Covid-19 has changed jewellery shopping
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

The call for enhanced sanitisation and safety measures in the wake of the global pandemic has pushed the Indian jewellery industry to adopt various measures, including disinfecting each piece of jewellery, among others

Ebrahim Alkazi passes away: Feisal Alkazi and Amal Allana on their father’s legacy
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

"It is so difficult to talk about his legacy. He affected the lives of so many people," Amal Allana, his daughter, told

For trans-friendly workplaces, employers rolling out inclusive policies and more
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

While multinationals started or expanded corporate programs to address concerns of LGBT employees in the workplace in India from 2016, a year after homosexuality was decriminalised by the apex court, it is only now that more companies are leaning towards a change that could cascade into something bigger

Assam’s ‘Golden Tiger’ sighting: Not a sign of joy, but concern, says photographer
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Wildlife photographer Mayuresh Hendre, who captured the majestic species, shares more about the sighting, the need for tiger corridors and more

Luke Coutinho shares simple tips for holistic immunity
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Wholesome approach to health is need of the hour. Count on these immunity tips from Luke Coutinho

Five Indian doctors in US tell their pandemic story in a documentary
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Hollywood filmmaker of Indian origin, Sweta Rai, shot A Pandemic: Away from the Motherland remotely, with footage recorded from several devices at different locations during the lockdown

From Ayurvedic kadhas to herbal meals: Immunity boosters are now serious business
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Even as the concept of a healthy body and strong immune system have been part of India’s culture since times immemorial, "before Covid times, immunity-boosting was not very focused".

Fasting is not starvation or a fad, it is a discipline: Luke Coutinho
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Coutinho, who advocates dry fasting and intermittent fasting for healthy living, talks to on his recent book, why fasting is for everyone, and how it could be a way to build immunity given the pandemic concerns

Being young and dark — in an unfair world
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Discrimination over dark skin is a reality that some take in their stride bravely while some look for ways out — one of which is resorting to fairness creams

TVF’s Arunabh Kumar wants to break stereotypes one comic book at a time
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

With his new venture Indusverse, Arunabh Kumar and co-founders Alok Sharma and Saumin Patel want to raise contemporary issues in the comic book and graphic novel format.

Men finally know household chores, but will they continue to do it as they return to work?
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

In the lockdown, men finally began to see how much labour goes into running a household. We speak to some of those who stepped up to share the load with their partner.

The power of the voice and drum is not to be taken lightly: Vasundhara Das on music as therapy
Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Vasundhara Das, who has donned several hats, including that of an entrepreneur and environmentalist, is passionate about music therapy and continues to further the cause of using music for community building and leadership, as a drum jam facilitator in India.

Without sustainability, fashion will become irrelevant: Designer Anita Dongre
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

The most promising of the post-lockdown changes is a definitive shift to eco-friendly materials and processes, says fashion designer Anita Dongre.

Now, a cooking robot that promises to dish out ‘ghar ka khaana’
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

If you ever wished a robot could cook your meals, your dream may just materialise soon. Check out the fully automatic cooking robot Nosh.

Jacqueline Fernandez: During this lockdown phase, my fitness routine has evolved
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Jacqueline Fernandez tells that she has been beating the lockdown blues away with her fitness routine that includes activities like dancing, riding horses, swimming, running and practicing yoga.

Amid lockdown, are chemotherapy and cancer care at home the way forward?
Thu, May 28, 2020

The rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2, combined with an unprecedented, near-complete global lockdown, has prompted cancer patients to seek healthcare at home. This has provided a window for healthcare companies to offer home services.

Do face masks hurt your ears? This ear protector may help
Wed, May 27, 2020

Chennai-based Ratheesh S has developed a simple ear protector made of cotton fabric that can be used with elastic-loop type masks to help prevent ear pain. Find out more about it here

Transparent masks for the deaf and hearing-impaired: All you need to know
Wed, May 27, 2020

Dehradun-based Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment's NIEPVD has come up with the transparent masks, which are believed to support the deaf and hearing-impaired.

Pandemic and a lockdown: Persons with disabilities grapple with more challenges
Tue, May 26, 2020

To make matters worse, PwDs with compromised immunity and chronic conditions tend to be at a higher risk of getting coronavirus.

Screen fatigue to slipping productivity: How virtual meeting burnout is real
Tue, May 26, 2020

Are professionals trading their 'me-time' for completing pending tasks while working from home? Find out here.

Lockdown weddings: Love in the time of a pandemic
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Move over working from home, it's time for weddings from home, on call and small, intimate ceremonies.

Helplines for people with disabilities abuzz with calls for food supplies, e-passes for caregivers, medicines
Tue, May 26, 2020

Persons with disabilities and their caregivers are calling hotlines with various issues during this lockdown. However, are inclusion and accessibility still out of reach?

Post-pandemic, people will wear wedding couture, but will ensure they reuse: Tarun Tahiliani
Mon, May 18, 2020

While his eponymous label Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio completed 25 years with a "small celebration" much before the lockdown, the designer mentioned how his years in the industry still "feel like a dream".

From old hobby to a new skill: Here’s what lockdown learning looks like
Mon, May 25, 2020

From rekindling an old hobby to picking up a new skill, lockdown is bringing out the unknown artist in many of us.

Work from home taking a toll on you? Here’s how people and firms are tackling it
Mon, May 18, 2020

Amid the coronavirus lockdown, as we work from home, there are added pressures of family and household responsibilities, leading to stress and anxiety in some. What are people and organisations doing about it?