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Saumya Sharma

Saumya Sharma enjoys writing, reading and watching short and long-form content across the vast expanse of the world, in all forms - print, web, 70mm and more. A soul traveller by choice, she sometimes finds herself well-blended amongst Mango people, thinking about life as we know it. She has been in the digital content and social media marketing space for the past seven years and counting. She is fond of dogs, haikus, limericks and poetry.

Articles by Saumya Sharma

Thailand travel: National parks in Thailand to be shut every year to help environment

Thailand tourism: The closure of the parks during the pandemic has allowed the natural habitat to recover from the hordes of tourist crowds and brought a return of wildlife, like whales and turtles, to Thailand’s world-famous beaches.

Thailand has more than 100 national parks, which cover the mountain regions in the north to tropical islands in the south, containing popular attractions like Phi Phi Islands and Phang Nga Bay.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 11:52 AM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Eat Out To Help Out: Britons dine out on $700 million of Treasury program amid pandemic

More than 522 million pounds ($692 million) was claimed by 84,700 establishments under Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s Eat Out to Help Out initiative to boost a sector struggling in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Data published on Friday are likely to fuel the view that while the government has been criticized in other areas of its handling of the pandemic, the economic measures have been more positively received. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 11:21 AM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Blue mascara, blue lipstick and neon nailpaint: Sara Ali Khan’s quirky makeup choices to watch out for

Sara Ali Khan’s choice of red eyeshadow, to blue eyeliner, and more recently, blue lipstick deserve a social media profile of their own.

Sara Ali Khan loves making bold statements when it comes to her makeup choices.(@saraalikhan95/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Art Basel’s Miami beach show cancelled amid Covid-19 pandemic

Art Basel’s Miami, Hong Kong and Switzerland have been cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent ban on staging of large-scale events, international travel restrictions and quarantine regulations.

Art Basel’s Hong Kong and Switzerland edition have been cancelled.(@platformforartists/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Origin of life: Scientists study if meteorites helped create life on Earth and beyond

By exploring Mars with rovers like Perseverance and ExoMars, scientists believe planetary scientists might eventually figure out the origin of life.

To date, 200 impact craters have been investigated and confirmed on Earth using fieldwork, geophysics, satellite data. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Ontario [Canada] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Climate Change: Bering Sea’s winter sea ice reached lowest levels in 5,500 years

Satellite data provides a clear picture of how sea ice has changed over the last four decades in the region between the Arctic and northern Pacific oceans.

FILE PHOTO: A frozen beach on the Bering Sea coast is seen near the last stretch mushers must pass before the finish line of the Iditarod dog sled race in Nome, Alaska, March 10, 2014.(REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 04:12 PM IST
London | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Summer Fashion Trends: Priyanka Chopra’s sartorial sense is chic and stylish. Here are our favourites

Priyanka Chopra who has recently completed 2 decades in the entertainment industry, has managed to conquer both Bollywood and Hollywood through her impeccable acting skills and her sartorial sense.

Fashion-lovers have a field day looking at PeeCee’s Instagram pictures where she inspires in every way fathomable, especially her sartorial sense.(Priyanka Chopra/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 06:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Tattoo ink, food dyes could help find cancer: Study

The humble ink in a tattoo artist’s needle could be the key to improving the detection of cancer, according to new research.

Illuminated nanoparticles move through a blood vessel to find cancer. The colouring dyes were incorporated into nanoparticles to allow for more sensitive imaging contrast when identifying cancerous cells. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 11:06 AM IST
California [USA] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19: Depression, anxiety spike amid coronavirus outbreak and turbulent times

In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of US adults surveyed reported at least some signs of depression, such as hopelessness, feeling like a failure or getting little pleasure from doing things.

Anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 10:39 AM IST
New York | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Emotional support from parents less likely to make teens cyberbullies: Study

Adolescents who perceive their parents to be loving and supportive are less likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to a new study.

More than half of US teens report having experience with cyberbullying, or online behaviour that may involve harassment, insults, threats, or spreading rumors. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 09:49 AM IST
New York | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Brain estrogen levels key to protect brain in stroke-like conditions: Study

Estrogen made by neurons is protective in ischemia is by suppressing signalling of the fibroblast growth factor, FGF2, which is also made by neurons and known to suppress astrocyte activation.

To try to understand how astrocytes take on this enhanced role, they knocked out the enzyme aromatase, which is critical to estrogen production, in neurons in the forebrain. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 09:11 AM IST
Augusta [Georgia] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

National Nutrition Week: What is junk food and how does it affect your body’s ageing process?

Eating a poor quality diet, which includes processed or ultra-processed food, is linked to a higher risk of obesity, lifestyle disorders, depression, digestive issues, heart ailments and in some cases, even an early death.

Ultra-processed foods consist of a mix of oils, fats, sugars, starch and proteins that cannot be considered whole or natural food varieties. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 08:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19: Portugal’s coronavirus cases raise UK quarantine fears

The number of passengers arriving from Britain has grown by a whopping 190% since Portugal was removed from Britain’s quarantine list. But a steady count of several hundred new cases per day over the last week raised fears Britain would put Portugal back on the list.

As coronavirus cases in Portugal go up and down, fears are growing that Britain will reimpose a quarantine for people travelling from the country. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 08:06 AM IST
Lisbon | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Virtual Baby: Couples design their own digital babies at Dutch art exhibit

Visitors selected the baby’s character traits, physical appearance and other features by answering questions on a computer tablet.

The couples’ choices were used to form a computer generated infant - a pulsating pink creature in an incubator, which squealed and had a red glowing heartbeat. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Amsterdam | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

JCB Prize for Literature: Women writers dominate the longlist in 2020

The women writers on the list include Deepa Anappara for Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line; Manjul Bajaj for In Search for Heer; Jahnavi Barua for Undertow; Dharini Bhaskar for These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light; Megha Majumdar for A Burning; and Annie Zaidi for Prelude to a Riot.

Now in its third edition, the Prize carries an amount of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 lakh and is awarded each year to a distinguished work of fiction by an Indian writer. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 03:43 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19: Airlines in Canada face hurdles to replace quarantines with coronavirus testing

The use of airport testing to reduce or eliminate Canada’s strict two-week self quarantine rule would be logistically challenging as it would require cooperation from airports, airlines, federal and provincial health authorities.

Canada has faced pressure from airlines to change its travel restrictions, with the country’s borders now closed to all non-citizens except for essential workers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Montreal/Toronto | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

National Nutrition Week: Manushi Chhillar starts social media campaign to raise awareness about nutrition

National Nutrition Week: Former Miss World and actor Manushi Chhillar took to Instagram to start a social media campaign aimed at raising awareness about eating right and also shared her journey with health and nutrition.

The 23-year-old stunner further reveals that she is a big fitness and nutrition enthusiast.(@manushi_chhillar/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 12:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Chef Vikas Khanna’s Feed India initiative crosses 30 million meals

Feed India, or Barkat as Chef Vikas Khanna calls it, spread through social media when he asked his 2.3 million Twitter followers to go to orphanages, old-age homes and more to check if the residents there needed any ration and supplies.

Feed India Initiative has now crossed the 30 million-meal (cooked and dry ration) mark.(@VikasKhannaGroup/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 10:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

National Nutrition Week: Coconut oil can help you lose weight, build immunity and also get great skin and hair, here’s how

National Nutrition Week: Loaded with vitamin E, antioxidants and polyphenols, coconut oil helps balance hormones that prevent weight gain. However, be mindful when investing in this oil variety as not all are the same. Virgin coconut oil is considered the best for weight loss as it does not contain saturated fats.

Coconut is rightly hailed as Nature’s(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Ganesh Visarjan 2020: Lord Ganesha bid adieu in a low-key manner amid Covid-19

Ganesh Visarjan 2020: The ten-day Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations began on August 22 and have come to and end on September 1. The festivities all over were subdued owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

Devotees bid Lord Ganesha farewell on Visarjan day in Mumbai on September 1.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19 era: Would you stay in a Louis Vuitton hotel amid the pandemic?

Between 2010 and 2019 demand for experience-based luxury, including fine wines and gourmet food, outstripped that for personal goods, such as watches and handbags. 

LVMH will be able to offer its affluent customers everything from breakfast in bed to the dress they wear to dinner. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Bloomberg | ByAndrea Felsted | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19: Summer could give way to a bleaker Fall and probably a Zoom Thanksgiving

Because of the many uncertainties, public health scientists say it’s easier to forecast the weather on Thanksgiving Day than to predict how the US coronavirus crisis will play out this autumn.

With all the uncertainty, most disease modellers aren’t looking that far ahead — at least officially. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 06:18 PM IST
ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

National Nutrition Week: How do Keto, Intermittent Fasting and popular diets affect heart health?

Diets such as intermittent fasting or keto allow the consumption of foods that are known to increase cardiovascular risk and are unlikely to be as effective at preventing heart disease as well-established nutritional guidelines currently recommended by health experts.

Keto is a very low carbohydrate dietary approach that sends the body into ketosis, a metabolic state in which it has reduced access to glucose and is instead mostly fuelled by fat.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Weight loss could prevent or even reverse diabetes: Study

Obesity is the main modifiable cause of type 2 diabetes, while genetic make-up may also identify individuals with a greater likelihood of developing the condition.

In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide had diabetes, of which the vast majority (around 90 per cent) type 2 diabetes. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Sophia Antipolis [France] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19 could wipe out global health care progress in short order, says WHO

Since COVID-19 cases were first identified in December last year, the virus is thought to have killed nearly 850,000 people. Researchers think that non-COVID deaths have also increased in some places due partly to health service disruptions.

WHO also warned that the disruptions could be felt even after the pandemic ends.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Geneva | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Coronavirus pandemic: Detroit converts island park into Covid-19 memorial garden

More than 847,000 people worldwide have perished from the virus and more than 25.3 million have contracted it, according to Johns Hopkins University — figures experts say understate the true toll due to limited testing, missed mild cases and other factors.

Some of the nearly 900 large poster-sized photos of Detroit victims of COVID-19 are displayed, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 on Belle Isle in Detroit.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 02:22 PM IST
Detroit | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Earth may have had water content ever since it formed: Study

Scientists noted that enstatite chondrites are entirely composed of material from the inner solar system -- essentially the same stuff that made up the Earth originally.

The findings are surprising because the Earth’s building blocks are often presumed to be dry, the researchers said. (Representational Image)(NASA via Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 02:07 PM IST
London | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Weight loss: Free soup and shake diets to fight diabetes in UK

NHS England said that as part of the new drive, patients will be offered managed plans for reintroducing ordinary, nutritious food, with ongoing support from clinicians and coaches after the plan to help maintain a healthy lifestyle for a longer term and avoid complications linked to obesity.

NHS England said diabetes is estimated to cost the health service GBP 10 billion a year, while almost one in 20 prescriptions written by general practitioners is for diabetes treatment.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 01:50 PM IST
London | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma

National Nutrition Week: What are Acai berries, how to make acai bowls and can acai berries fight Covid-19

National Nutrition Week: Acai berries are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the body and are also known to aid weight loss, reduce bad cholesterol, and promote a healthy heart.

Technically acai berries are drupes but are still considered a part of the berry family.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Japan: Toshimaen amusement park closes after 94 years; Harry Potter theme park to open in 2023

Toshimaen amusement park closed its doors for the last time after being in business for more than nine decades (94 years to be precise), with part of the site set to make way for a Harry Potter theme park.

Visitors at Toshimaen amusement park (left); Diagon Alley at Warner Bros. Studios, London (right).(Reuters//@wbtourlondon via Instagram)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 10:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
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