Once a BJP favourite, Computer Baba finds a job, courtesy the Congress government in MP

Namdev Das Tyagi, better known as ‘Computer Baba’ who had shot to fame after he was appointed by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to a five-member committee of godmen to suggest ways to improve the Narmada catchment in April last year has now been appointed as the chairman of the ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra and Ma Mandaknini River Trust’ by the Kamal Nath government on March 8. The Kamal Nath government issued orders appointing Computer Baba as the chairman of the state government set up trust in the…

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RAZER BLADE STEALTH (2019) REVIEW: THE COST OF COMPROMISE

Razer’s latest Blade Stealth has a new design, more power, and some much-needed improvements. Those changes have the potential to turn the company’s least interesting laptop into its most versatile. The Blade Stealth is Razer’s smallest, lightest, and least expensive laptop, starting at $1,399. It occupies the same space as thin and light computers like Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro and Dell’s XPS 13. Like other Razer laptops, it leads the way with specs: it has a fast processor, a new option for a discrete graphics card, and up to 16GB…

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The Grammys 2019 Hair and Makeup Looks Everyone Will Be Talking About

At this point in the game, we’re deep in awards season—and that means we’ve had plenty of hair and makeup looks to ooh and ah over. Take, for example, the blue eyeshadow at the Golden Globes or affordable beauty moments at the SAGs. But tonight’s Grammy Awards brought a little something extra to the table. Movie stars always look glam, of course, but women in music tend to have fun with their looks. And where better to show that off than the Grammys? How could we forget Gaga’s iconic egg entrance or Alicia Keys’ makeup free statement?…

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The best makeup brush cleaner you can buy

I love just about everything that comes with wearing makeup – apply it, removing it, shopping for it. But cleaning my makeup brushes? I could do without that part. And in fact, I often do. I definitely don’t wash them as often as I should. My signal that it’s finally time comes when the bristles on my go-to eyeshadow brushes are so gross all my looks turn a singular muddy shade of sorta glittery brown. Having a good cleansing method does take a lot of the stress and guesswork out of…

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The End of Economics?

In 1998, as the Asian financial crisis was ravaging what had been some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, the New Yorker ran an article describing the international rescue efforts. It profiled the super-diplomat of the day, a big-idea man the Economist had recently likened to Henry Kissinger. The New Yorker went further, noting that when he arrived in Japan in June, this American official was treated “as if he were General [Douglas] MacArthur.” In retrospect, such reverence seems surprising, given that the man in question, Larry Summers, was a disheveled, somewhat awkward nerd then…

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The best gadgets of 2018

It’s back. The expected and mandatory round up of the best gadgets of the year. 2018 turned out to be excellent for breakthrough products. Over the next two columns, I’m going to take you through the best of 2018. Let the ‘best of’ games begin. Apple Watch Series 4 Three letters. ECG. Yes, a wrist device that can give you medical grade ECG anywhere and at any time. The Apple Watch Series 4 has other great innovations like a bigger screen, an eSIM built in, great call quality, better battery…

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The healing power of honey

“The bees are buzzing in the tree, to make some honey just for me!” That’s Baloo from The Jungle Book, singing about the substance that humans love as much as bears. Honey is a sweet tasting gel-like substance that is fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free, but rich in calcium, iron, and magnesium. According to Ayurveda, honey is sweet (madhura rasa) with an astringent-like end taste (aashaya anu rasa). It is dry (ruksha), heavy (guru guna), and cold (sheeta). It aggravates vata, removes kapha and normalises pitta. Useful preparations Honey with lemon…

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SC relaxes norms: Is the jig against Maharashtra’s dance bars finally up?

Even after the Supreme Court (SC) partially struck down the 2016 law governing dance bars, the state government is confident about strict regulation of such bars. While hoteliers welcomed the order, they are also sceptical whether they will be able to run the bars like before. On Thursday, the apex court, on pleas of hotel and restaurant owners , relaxed stringent conditions set by the state that made it virtually impossible to get licences for dance bars. The court ruled that it was okay to regulate the bars, but that…

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