Heatwave alert in Madhya Pradesh as mercury crosses 45°C

Heatwave has raised curfew-like situation in several parts of Madhya Pradesh. Sunday was the hottest day of this season so far in the state with the mercury rising above 45°C in Northern parts of Madhya Pradesh. Nowgong in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh is the hottest city in India at present with maximum touching 46.5°C on…

April 2016 Now Crowned As The Driest Month On Record

April 2016 has turned out to be the driest one in the last many years. Accordingly, it was also one of the hottest on record with temperatures continuously settling above 40 degree Celsius at several places. Heatwave like conditions did not even spare the hills of North India. On the other hand, Northeast India remained…

Pune To Witness Frequent Pre-Monsoon Rain, Comfortable Weather

The weather of Pune remained continuously dry throughout the month of April with isolated light rains occurring only on April 5, 6 and 18. Temperatures also remained above normal for most of the time. The monthly average rainfall in Pune for the month of April is quite less (6.6 mm), which is also the hottest…

Ten tips for a healthy summer

  Always apply suncream It is important to use a suncream lotion of at least SPF 30 in order to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. For sensitive skin, a mineral-based sunscreen is best. Don’t sit in the sun in peak hours between 10am and 4pm in order to minimize UV radiation. If you…

Give your skin a tomato spa this summer with a DIY scrub!

Looks like summer season is here to stay and so are all sorts of skin problems related to it. The scorching sun grows hotter yet and there’s nothing we can do about it, except tell you how you can prevent and/or reduce these skin problems Acne, tan, freckles, blackheads, oily skin, redness, itching, dark spots,…

Get Fueled for Summer Workouts

As the days get warmer and longer, you may decide to be more physically active. But before you take off on that evening bike ride or morning run, it’s important to consider your fuel and fluid sources. Too many times, inadequate or overzealous fluid intake or a suppressed appetite with rising heat and humidity can…

Global vanilla shortage may cause ice cream prices to soar this summer

The beloved ’99 cone may not taste so sweet this summer as the soaring price of vanilla threatens to push up the price of ice cream. Production problems in Madagascar, the world’s largest vanilla producer, have caused prices to surge 120 per cent year on year, meaning vanilla beans priced at around £14 a kilogram…

The top five hydrating drinks and foods for the summer season

Dehydration can lead to health problems such as diarrhea, vomiting, comas, seizures, headaches, shock and dizziness. According to celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, eating and/or drinking hydrating foods and drinks throughout the day can help prevent dehydration. Snyder also recommends these top five most hydrating drinks and foods in…

Field-proven tips for successfully raising a summer vegetable garden

Now that you’ve wisely decided to create your own nutritious, money-saving, organic, summer veggie garden, here are some basic gardening tips for your success. (1) Check for first and last frost dates: Location is a key factor when deciding to plant a garden; it determines when and what you plant. For example, if you live…

Achieve abundant, balanced health this summer with traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) emphasizes the importance of striving for balance and living in harmony with the environment around us. This can be done through nutrition, cultivating healthy emotions, meditation, physical activity and healing therapies such as acupuncture. In order to feel our best throughout the year, it is important to change elements of our…