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Know the best time to post selfie on Instagram

Washington , Feb 27

Keen to post your selfie on Instagram? The time of posting is the key to get the maximum likes and comments for your cool picture, a new study has found.

Nyong'o's $1,50,000 Oscars dress stolen

Los Angeles , Feb 27

"12 Years a Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o has lost her pearl-decorated dress that she wore to the 87th annual Academy Awards.

Have fish, soak up some sun for healthy brain

New York , Feb 27

Eating enough sea fish and outdoor activities affect the levels of brain chemical serotonin that plays a role in ameliorating the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders, new research has found.

Shopping vouchers may help pregnant women kick the butt

London , Feb 27

Financial incentives could help one in five women quit smoking during pregnancy, shows a new research.

Backpackers Cafe: Chandigarh's 'The Place'

Chandigarh , Feb 27 If Chandigarh's upscale Sector 9 inner market has turned out to be the most happening place for the city's elite and youth in recent years, an important reason is the existence of the Backpackers Cafe.

Twitter bans hate speeches, abusive language

New York , Feb 27

Micro-blogging site Twitter has added new reporting tools to help it fight abuse and protect users on its site.

India, Pakistan to celebrate richness of Urdu in Delhi

New Delhi , Feb 27

Indian and Pakistani writers Intizar Hussain, Javed Akhtar, Ashok Vajpayee, and Nida Fazli, among others will participate in an Urdu festival in Delhi to celebrate and explore the spirit of the language.

Urban movement linked to social activity

Washington , Feb 27

A recent study by researchers uses a new method to infer that most of the urban movement is social, a finding that is applicable consistently in multiple cities.

Big B named Timeless Fashion Icon

Mumbai , Feb 27

Apart from his memorable performances on screen, Indian cinestar Amitabh Bachchan is also known for making style statements with designer jackets, suits, sherwanis, kurtas and pyjamas off screen. No wonder then that he was honoured with the 'Timeless Fashion Icon' accolade by Filmfare Glamour Style and Fashion.

Shantanu Goenka's 'Fashioning Fairytales' mixes couture, fantasy

Kolkata , Feb 27

The mannequins were models, their depiction inspired by fairytale characters. Designer Shantanu Goenka depicting stories through his 'Fashioning Fairytales' collection showcased during his couture exhibit at 85 Landsdowne here.