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22 Apr 2018, Edition - 1013, Sunday


  • The IMF in the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) has projected India to grow at 7.4 per cent in 2018 and 7.8 per cent in 2019
  • The proposal demanded death penalty to those raping a child of below 12 years of rape
  • ‘If you can rape then you can’t be a juvenile, I am in favour of this’, says Subramanian Swamy, MP, BJP on PM’s cabinet meeting agenda
  • Mattis has welcomed Japan’s plan to review its National Defence Program Guidelines by year end
  • EXCLUSIVE: Massive protest by Dalit group, thousands protest over the dilution of SC/ST Act, blocks T.N-Karnataka highway
  • 1993 Bombay blast accused’s Parole rejected, Abu Salem’s Parole rejected by jail authorities, Abu Salem sought Parole to get married

Health & Lifestyle

5 Ways To Make Your Weekend More Exciting


It’s FriYay, sorry Friday but you can excuse us because the cheer in the air on the last day of the work week is felt everywhere. As plans for tonight are already underway, it’s possible to breathe some life into your weekend too. Instead of slumping on the coach and watching TV reruns, we mean. Rather than the boring old weekend routine, add these five things into the next two days and watch how exciting it can get.

1. Take Off

The weekend is meant to rewind and living in a city can only do so much to fulfil that. Drive a few hours on the outskirts of your city, book a quiet spot and spend the day or even another night there. Throughout your day, disconnect from your phone and spend it hiking, photographing and walking through the trails of nature. Nothing is quite as relaxing.

2. Try It

When was the last time you switched up your go-to dinner from pepperoni pizza or kung pao chicken? It’s about time you finally did. This weekend, make it a point to try a new cuisine you haven’t eaten before. Give Korean, Indonesian or even Ethiopian food a try and open your palate to a world of new flavours. You never know, you might find a new favourite in here.

3. Be Alone

Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Take an hour or two out of your busy weekend that’s usually jam-packed with social activity and spend it in the quiet of your room. Try journaling, a bit of self-care or even a quiet hobby like painting. Alone time is wonderful to clear your thoughts and be at peace so why not try it out this weekend.

4. Try A Class

Learning something new is always thrilling but doesn’t always happen as often as it should. Instead of procrastinating, finally take the plunge and sign up for a new activity like a food photography workshop or a tarot reading class. Building skill is always a good idea and you never know when you’ll get the time to do it again.

5. Get Out A Board

Call your friends over and skip movie night for a board games party. Bring out the classics like Ludo, Monopoly, Clue and Scrabble. You’ll be amazed at how engaging and entertaining games like this can be and how much fun you can have when it isn’t in front of a screen.