Ashwin to try legspin in the IPL

  With limited-overs cricket becoming an increasingly unfamiliar environment for fingerspinners, R Ashwin has amped up his efforts to remain relevant. Over the past few years, he has been working towards becoming a wristspinner and was confident enough to try those variations in a domestic one-day match against Gujarat on Monday. He finished with figures […]

BCCI’s site goes down after Lalit Modi fails to pay the bill

  In a bizarre turn of events, the BCCI website ( went blank on a memorable weekend for Indian cricket because someone failed to pay the renewal fee for the domain registration. And that someone happens to be Lalit Modi, who’s been a persona-non-grata for the BCCI for close to five years. The site went […]

Kensington Oval to host first day-night Test in the Caribbean

  West Indies will host their first day-night Test match on June 23 when they play Sri Lanka in Barbados. The game will also mark the first time Sri Lanka play long-form cricket at the iconic Kensington Oval. The day-night fixture will be the third match of the series, which begins on June 6 at […]

A question at the doorstep

  Sahan Basavapatna The arguments put forth by the Centre in the course of the January 31 hearing in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 793/2017 in Mohammad Saleemullah & Anr V. Union of India & Ors, are not new: The Centre said that refugees are eating into the limited resources of the country, illegal migrants are […]

Primary Mistake

  Jan Egeland Until about four decades ago, specialist healthcare (secondary and tertiary care) was largely a province of public hospitals, and the private sector largely kept itself to the provision of generalist healthcare. This underwent a transformation with the rise of the advanced medical interventions comprising tertiary-care medicine like organ transplantation and open heart […]

Brilliant ways to prevent obesity

  You don’t need fancy exercise equipment or an expensive gym membership for losing weight. Walking, jogging, running, cycling and swim-ming are great for weight lossRegardless of whether one is just a little over-weight, fat, or morbidly obese — losing weight is the one thing that really tops the list of priorities for most people. […]

Top 8 home remedies to reduce belly fat

  Belly fat is a return gift that our haphazard lifestyle and wrong eating habits give us. Belly fat has always been a major concern area.It not only destroys your image but also increases your risk to many health ailments. Try these Ayurveda tips to lose the fat deposits around your belly.Start your day with […]

Stay in the peach of health

  Popular for their juicy and sweet taste, peaches are a popular fruit and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.The beta carotene present in peaches is good for your eyes. Beta carotene is known to improve vision because it increases blood circulation.Peaches have vitamin C, excellent for skin health. They work especially well on treating […]

Pumpkin seeds wondrous benefits

  Pumpkin may not be a favour-ite vegetable for many but its seeds have an abundance of amazing benefits that will do wonders for your health.Healthy heartPumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, which is impera-tive for adequate physiological body function. This includes the proper pumping of your heart, as well as tooth and bone formation, […]