India is being nudged towards adopting a cycle-friendly strategy similar to the UK’s as a means of combating obesity, which has been linked with an increased risk of complication from Covid-19.
Bollywood star Boman Irani embarked upon a unique endeavour to break down the craft of cinema for brilliant minds of all ages. The multifaceted actor, who is known for his path-breaking performances in box-office hits such as ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’, got drawn to storytelling and devised “Spiral Bound”, a series of screenwriting workshops for eager learners. This new initiative launched during the Covid-19 lockdown hit a milestone this week when it clocked 150 online screenwriting sessions.
UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma has unveiled a £1-million government investment to be divided up between seven companies to help tackle dangerous debris in space, which pose the threat of colliding with satellites vital to our everyday lives.
Avni Doshi’s tale of a relationship, where filial resentment at a mother’s choice of an ashram and a free-love advocating guru over a more hands-on parenting still bubbles even as the mother’s mental faculties fade, has been shortlisted among four debut novels for the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction 2020.
A set of three idols of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, stolen from a temple in India many years ago, have been restored to India after a collector in the UK voluntarily offered to hand it back on discovering their true history.
Indian grandmothers and their love for their grandchildren are among 100 snapshots from a Covid-19 lockdown photographic journey curated by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and backed by Queen Elizabeth II.
A British Indian entrepreneur-activist has been dropped as a prospective London mayoral candidate to contest against...
The UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS) has started offering free soup and shake weight-loss diets to thousands with Type 2 diabetes across England from this month as part of a new health drive, after the very-low-calorie plans have been shown to improve patients’ life chances.
To mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September, UK’s Opposition Labour Party MP Virendra Sharma used a digital “Day of Action” this week to celebrate the number of potential life-saving stem cell donors in Ealing Southall area of west London on the Anthony Nolan register and raise awareness of the urgent need for more donors in light of the challenges to donor recruitment presented by the pandemic.
A Global Indian professor’s Oxford-based company revealed that its Indian partner, the Serum Institute of India (SIIPL), has begun trials of a novel virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine targeting Covid-19 which has the potential to offer a groundbreaking new approach to fighting the pandemic.