‘I lost my daughter to cancer after Covid paused chemo’

The mother of a 31-year-old woman who died from cancer after her chemotherapy was paused due to pandemic Covid measures has spoken publicly for the first time, saying she’s “broken” by her daughter’s death. Kelly Smith from Macclesfield died from bowel cancer in June 2020. Her mum, Mandy Russell, and dad started a petition calling … Read more

Moeen retires from Test cricket

Moeen Ali took the third most Test wickets by a spinner for England England all-rounder Moeen Ali has announced his retirement from Test cricket, but will continue to play in limited-overs internationals. Moeen, 34, scored 2,914 runs and took 195 wickets in 64 Tests, having made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2014. He won … Read more

Post-COVID care: Why the Lung needs more attention now, than ever

Special attention needed in case of underlying diseases such as asthma, COPD and other lung problems By Dr. Jaideep Gogtay,  The lung is a delicate organ and despite that knowledge we are inclined to be indifferent towards it. As gateways for breathing life into us, the lung is exposed to numerous external factors such as … Read more

MarQ M3 Smart With 5,000mAh Battery, Dual Rear Cameras Launched in India

MarQ M3 Smart is the first smartphone to launch from the Flipkart-owned brand. The company has earlier launched smart TVs and speakers in its range. The MarQ M3 Smart is a budget handset that features a waterdrop-style notch and has a dual rear camera setup. It lacks a fingerprint scanner and is powered by an … Read more

Icra revises up FY22 GDP growth forecast to 9%

Ratings agency on Monday revised up its 2021-22 real GDP growth estimate for India to 9 per cent from the earlier 8.5 per cent. A ramp-up in COVID-19 vaccination, healthy advance estimates of kharif (summer) crop and faster government spending were the factors which led to the revision, the agency said in a statement. It … Read more

Siddiq Saunderson shares the first thing Ghostface Killah told him

This story is part of I’m So Obsessed (subscribe here), our podcast featuring interviews with actors, artists, celebrities and creative types about their work, career and current obsessions. On Wu-Tang Clan: An American Saga, Saddiq Saunderson plays Dennis Coles who eventually becomes Ghostface Killah.  Evan Mulling Driven by artists like Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G. and … Read more

Cartoons and children’s shows are next on the chopping block in China’s entertainment crackdown

The National Radio and Television Administration, the country’s broadcasting authority, announced late Friday that it would ban cartoons and other TV shows primarily produced for children that contain any mention of violence, blood, vulgarity or pornography. TV channels must “resolutely resist bad plots,” and instead only broadcast “excellent cartoons with healthy content and promote truth, … Read more

PM Modi launches digital health mission. Long road ahead but here is what to expect now

Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a video conference on Monday, September 27th launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. (Photo source: ANI) It is being touted as a transformational move that has the potential to take healthcare delivery in India into a new phase of portable patient health records. Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a video … Read more