Quick fix for the dream figure

India Blooms News Service
When the festive season hovers around, there is a tendency even among the most sedentary to rush to the gyms to get into shape. As more and more short-term packages are on offer these days for fitness quick fixes, doctors warn of the health risks that come with these fads, reports Godhuly Bose
Cycles make a comeback
The simple cycle has always been one of the most popular modes of transportation for millions of Indians. But with the rising desire for environmental accountability and optimum fitness, numerous clubs have emerged across the country, encouraging many cycling enthusiasts to take the humble bicycle on a ride for joy. Godhuly Bose takes a closer look at some of India’s popular cycling clubs
Global classroom goes local
American students learn about India from the inside out through the School for International Training’s unique study abroad programmes, finds New York based SPAN writer Michael Gallant , founder of Gallant Music
Planning that dream wedding
The Big Day at last! The wedding is round the corner but alongwith the happiness also come tension and worry for the families involved. Would everything be perfect? Where to start? Not to worry, the wedding planner is here.  Sonali Jha Chatterjee takes a look at this niche business
The Silver Nomads of the Himalayas
The nomadic Gujjars and Bakkarwals living between the higher mountain reaches to the plains of Jammu in the winters are also known for the beautiful jewellery that their women wear. Jammu-based journalist and professor Kavita Suri reports in the first person
The Syrian refugee who melts Canadian hearts with peace chocolate...
From riches-to-rags-to-riches is how one can encapsulate the journey of Syrian refugee Tareq Hadhad, the founder of Peace by Chocolate, a Canadian confectionery.
Fighting the purple haze
Shilpi Gulati’s long documentary, Lock and Key, narrates a story of real-life rehabs of people across Punjab where drug addiction has been rampant in recent years. Shoma A. Chatterji takes a look at those who have triumphed over their addiction through the director’s eyes  
Core HR - Where Everything Begins
Human resource management (HR) is an essential, complex and highly information-intensive function in all businesses. It is also tightly regulated by government agencies. Therefore, information technology is a fundamental tool in the effective management of human resources. A human resources management system uses the power of information technology to capture, store, analyze and report on all aspects of the most important resource of an organization: people. An HRMS is also called a human resources information system, a Human Capital Management System and Human Resources Information Technology (HRIT).
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