children

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  • Big Little Book Awards

    Awards to recognise Bengali children's literature

    Big Little Book Awards (BLBA), that seek to recognise regional literature across the country, in its second edition, will award Bengali authors for their contribution to children's literature. A Tata Trusts initiative, BLBA, held along with the Tata Lit live, aims to promote a love of reading regional literature among children. “Bengali literature has a rich history with eminent people writing and illustrating for adults and children. Some of the contemporary work that has come out in the recent years is also

    Books & Education | July 17, 2017
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    Bid to improve lives of children

    Focusing on vast societal change, the Dell Foundation recently committed $1 billion as part of its worldwide philanthropic outreach.The foundation addressed a gathering here on Friday to discuss the findings of a study titled 'A Philanthropist’s Guide to the Future' which said the role of foundations is changing and the emphasis should be on inspiring and empowering a new generation of social impact leaders. The foundation aims to improve the lives of children in India and generating livelihood by encouraging non-government

    Cities | July 15, 2017
  • Children reality show

    Should children be barred from reality shows?

    Of late there have been a number of reality TV shows involving children of all age groups. While the platform does provide immense exposure for the little ones, it also effects their health and education. Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar believes the platform is fine for the children as long as there are some "regulatory laws", but some celebrities like Hema Malini opined that children should be kept away from the reality TV shows completely because of the pressure they go

    Television | July 12, 2017
  • Children IVF

    Children conceived via IVF just as healthy as peers

    Children born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) have similar physical health and mental well-being as their naturally-conceived peers, a study has found. The study of 224 children aged between 5 and 11 was the largest to date to examine the psychosocial development of school-aged children conceived using donor sperm. This was also the first study to describe health outcomes of these children. “Our results should provide reassurance that the physical, psychological and mental health of children conceived using donor sperm is similar to that

    Science and Tech | July 12, 2017
  • Madonna opens children's surgery wing

    Singer Madonna has announced the opening of a childrens surgery wing under the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care. It will open at the Queen Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, on July 11, reports variety.com. The institute, named after Madonna's Malawi-born daughter, Mercy James, is the first of its kind in the country and was funded by Madonna's charity Raising Malawi in collaboration with the minister of health. "When you look into the eyes of children in need, wherever they

    Music | July 8, 2017
  • Digital devices children

    Digital devices blamed for dry eye problem among children

    There is an increase in dry eye symptoms among younger patients due to excessive use of digital devices, a study has said. Dr. Amber Gaume Giannoni, a local optometry specialist with the College of Optometry at the University of Houston, on Wednesday said the more children stare at a screen, the less they tend to blink, which results in dry eye symptoms, because blinking helps stimulate the glands used to moisturise the eyes. The study also showed that

    Science and Tech | July 7, 2017
  • Kids and gadgets

    Digital devices blamed for dry eye problem among children

    There is an increase in dry eye symptoms among younger patients due to excessive use of digital devices, a study has said. Dr. Amber Gaume Giannoni, a local optometry specialist with the College of Optometry at the University of Houston, on Wednesday said the more children stare at a screen, the less they tend to blink, which results in dry eye symptoms, because blinking helps stimulate the glands used to moisturise the eyes. The study also showed that

    Science and Tech | July 6, 2017
  • 'Blessed’ Cristiano Ronaldo shares adorable picture of his children

    After winning innumerable accolades for his achievements on the football pitch, football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is feeling blessed, not because of his sporting feats but for the fact that his family now has increased in size with two tiny members.  Ronaldo, who already had a seven-year-old son called Cristiano Jr, recently became the father of twins born via a surrogate mother. The Real Madrid forward posted an adorable picture of himself holding one twin in his arms while his son Cristiano Jr

    Sports | July 5, 2017
  • Children, Darjeeling, shutdown, GJM

    Children face the heat in Darjeeling shutdown

    Children of Darjeeling hills are an unhappy lot now with schools closed, Internet suspended and playgrounds off-limits due to the indefinite shutdown in the hills since June 15. Malls, cinema halls, the zoo also remained out of bounds for them. "Our parents are not allowing us to go outside and play. The police uncles are not allowing us to play on the road. Inside the house, there is no Internet. We cannot play online games," said Vivek Giri, 13, a student of

    Cities | July 1, 2017
  • Hugh Jackman turns Wolverine for his children

    Actor Hugh Jackman says he plays superhero Wolverine at his home for his children -- Ava and Oscar. Jackman played the character for last time in 2017 film "Logan", but he says he likes to get back into the character on the weekends to entertain his wife Deborra-Lee Furness and their children, reports independent.co.uk. "He'll come back, just not with me ... except Saturday nights at my house. I dress up," Jackman said on "Lorraine". "When my kids are not doing their homework,

    Hollywood | June 30, 2017