Fasting

Lessons for a lifetime: Taking a leaf out of Mahatma Gandhi's book for good health

Lessons for a lifetime: Taking a leaf out of Mahatma Gandhi's book for good health

Gandhi led a very simple and frugal lifestyle, setting a perfect example for all of us to follow and on his 148th birth anniversary, we remember Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's life as more than a story of a great and outstanding personality.

Oct 02, 2017, 11:42 AM IST
How to choose a successful dietary weight loss strategy

How to choose a successful dietary weight loss strategy

For most people with prediabetes, a fibre-rich diet without calorie restriction will be very effective and has been shown to improve diabetes markers. In this population, carbohydrates or fats should be adjusted based on fasting insulin levels.

Jun 12, 2017, 13:45 PM IST

Hyderabad Police books parents as 13-year-old Jain girl dies after fasting for 68 days

Police on Sunday booked parents of a 13-year-old Jain girl who died here last week after a 68-day long fast.

Oct 09, 2016, 23:09 PM IST

Sorry, Irom Sharmila!

Irom Sharmila, a woman of indefatigable spirit, broke her 16-year long fast recently.

Aug 31, 2016, 13:44 PM IST
Controversy erupts as actor Irrfan Khan questions practice of fasting and qurbani in Islam

Controversy erupts as actor Irrfan Khan questions practice of fasting and qurbani in Islam

Actor Irrfan Khan has said that slaughtering of goat does not mean Qurbani the ‘traditional style of sacrifice by Muslims’.

Jun 30, 2016, 18:45 PM IST
Fasting in Hindu festivals: Know the science behind it!

Fasting in Hindu festivals: Know the science behind it!

Know the science behind fasting!

Apr 09, 2016, 14:17 PM IST
Navratri: What fasting PM Narendra Modi will eat or drink for next nine days

Navratri: What fasting PM Narendra Modi will eat or drink for next nine days

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who keeps fast on all Navratri days, will be surviving just on water for the next few days.

Apr 08, 2016, 11:31 AM IST
Indian men feel fasting for wife strengthens bond: Survey

Indian men feel fasting for wife strengthens bond: Survey

Married Indian men are willing to fast for their wife to celebrate and share the experience together, according to a survey coinciding with Karva Chauth, when mostly Hindu women in north India fast for their husband's long life.

Oct 29, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

Light meal during labour benefits most healthy women

Women traditionally have been told to avoid eating or drinking during labour due to concerns they may aspirate, or inhale liquid or food into their lungs.

Oct 26, 2015, 16:19 PM IST

Know the amazing health benefits of fasting!

Research suggests that fasting does have various benefits for the body.

Oct 22, 2015, 22:38 PM IST

Learn how to fast and stay healthy this Navratri

 Fasting for nine days during the Navratri festival will not harm your health if you learn how not to starve or eat later in a balanced manner, experts suggest.

Oct 18, 2015, 12:00 PM IST

OROP protesters declare fasting unto death officially over

Former servicemen who were protesting for OROP by fasting unto death have called the fast off after PM Narendra Modi's announcement.

Sep 06, 2015, 17:14 PM IST

Mangalgauri fast for better conjugal life

This month of Shraavan, keep the Magalgauri fast to mend broken relationships and lead a happy marital life. Know all about the Mangalgauri fast.

Aug 04, 2015, 13:03 PM IST
As Karachi scorches, deaths linked to power and water cuts, fasting

As Karachi scorches, deaths linked to power and water cuts, fasting

 Sabir Majeed, 59, had been fasting for Ramadan amid Karachi`s 45-degree Celsius heat wave when he became dehydrated and fainted Monday afternoon.

Jun 25, 2015, 20:44 PM IST
China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim Xinjiang region

China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim Xinjiang region

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open, official websites showed as the holy month began on Thursday.

Jun 18, 2015, 14:59 PM IST
Fasting Telugu actor shifted to hospital

Fasting Telugu actor shifted to hospital

Police in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur town forcibly shifted Telugu actor Sivaji to hospital on Wednesday as his condition deteriorated on the fourth day of his indefinite hunger strike to demand special category status to the state.

May 06, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Fasting reduces breast cancer risk

Overnight fasting may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, says a study.

Apr 21, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Fasting-drugs combo may replace chemotherapy

Fasting combined with a less-toxic class of drugs may starve cancer cells to death so effectively that the new treatment may one day replace chemotherapy, suggests new research.

Mar 31, 2015, 21:05 PM IST
Navratra fasting – A feast for body, mind and soul

Navratra fasting – A feast for body, mind and soul

Give your body and mind a chance to break out of a pattern and give it a new direction. Fasting is a gift to an over-burdened body and an over-indulged mind.

Mar 20, 2015, 18:13 PM IST

Vasanta Navaratri: What should be your diet plan?

As per Hindu calendar, Vasant Navratri is from March 21 to March 28. Our experts suggest you the perfect diet plan for this Navaratri.

Mar 17, 2015, 09:01 AM IST