Suit up & look sharp

While made-to-measure and bespoke suits are unique and more likely to fit perfectly, they are also heavier on the pocket and can take weeks to make. A good off-the-rack suit, with perhaps a little tailoring thrown in, can be just as flattering and much easier to get one’s hands on. Plus, dapper options can be found at high-street labels. British fashion …

Jazzing up the nine yards

Do you like wearing a silk saree but are bored of the same old style of draping? Are you keen to give a twist by styling it differently? These days, lightweight silk sarees are replacing the traditional heavy ones. This has made it easier for women to experiment with the …

HIV on the decline, syphilis cases up

When a 30-year-old came to him with an unhealed sore and swelling in his armpits and groin, Dr M Balasubramanian, a physician in Tambaram, had a hunch. He had become familiar with the symptoms while undertaking a survey in the Western Ghats in the late 70s. Two tests later, he …

‘Dengue cases in India up by 11,832 over last year’

India in 2017 has seen 11,832 more cases of dengue compared with 2016, and the number of deaths from the vector-borne disease has been recorded at 46, eleven more than last year, officials said on Monday. According to the Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), till July 30, 2016, …

A taste of Italy up in Shimla hills

The Himachal Pradesh capital is now offering a platter of authentic taste of Italy — an Italian thin crust, hand-rolled wood-fired pizzas laced with an assortment of organic herbs grown in its kitchen garden. The pizza will also have Italian tomatoes or pomodoros imported from Italy. Even the cheese is …