I thought my tennis career was over after pregnancy: Victoria Azarenka

I thought my tennis career was over after pregnancy: Victoria Azarenka

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka was afraid becoming pregnant in 2016 would end her tennis career, but says she returned to the game stronger after the birth of her son. The two-times Grand Slam champion was ranked sixth in the world when she left the WTA tour in July 2016 and returned to the circuit in June the following year. “I was scared, it wasn’t easy,” Azarenka told the BBC. “I knew I was going to come back but my first thought was, ‘Oh my god I’m never going…

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Biggest honour of my life and career to play for the country: Sunil Chhetri

Biggest honour of my life and career to play for the country: Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: For a country obsessed with cricket, it isn’t easy being a household name if you play another sport. But Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has managed to do just that as he is undoubtedly the face of the game in this country. From a young striker who played second fiddle to the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia to taking on the leaders mantle with elan, Chhetri had done it all. With 67 goals in his kitty, Chhetri is the second highest international goal-scorer among active players ahead of even Lionel…

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Marrakech To The Maldives: My Year In Travel Part II

Marrakech To The Maldives: My Year In Travel Part II

There’s no grander place to see Edinburgh than from the old railway hotel that is the Waldorf Astoria Caledonian. Dating back to 1903, it is found at the heart of the city in Princes Street and its design captures the property’s standout period details – such as the central marble staircase and the buzzy Peacock Alley, a huge lobby-lounge carved out of what was once the old station ticket office (Caledonian Railway was formerly ran underneath the hotel) complete with the original Victorian station clock. The hotel’s grand central staircase.(CREDIT: ANGELINA VILLA-CLARKE) Tartan-trousered…

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I Thought My Pain Was Normal—Then I Found Out I Had a ‘Ton’ of Fibroids

I Thought My Pain Was Normal—Then I Found Out I Had a ‘Ton’ of Fibroids

I had never heard of fibroids when I was diagnosed with them in the ER one night just a few months ago. I had gone to the hospital because I was in so much pain, it felt like my appendix had burst. I had also been feeling very tired, experiencing painful cramping, and bleeding way more than normal during my period. But it didn’t occur to me that all those symptoms could be related; at 33, I figured they were just part of getting older. So when the doctor told me I had a “ton” of fibroids in…

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Sonam Kapoor Slams Fashion Critics, Says ‘I’m Proud Of My Body’

Sonam Kapoor Slams Fashion Critics, Says ‘I’m Proud Of My Body’

Sonam Kapoor in Mumbai. Actress Sonam Kapoor slammed the paparazzi for taking pictures of her from an awkward angle at a recent event in Mumbai. The 31-year old actress wore a ruffled collar Rasario Atelier jumpsuit at an event on Thursday and the shutterbugs clicked pictures of the Neerja actress from an unflattering angle which later made headlines. Sonam slammed the media outlets which assumed that she was “uncomfortable” in the couture and said on Twitter: “I was very comfortable in my outfit. I said a lot of pertinent things,…

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WD My Cloud Devices Reportedly Vulnerable to Remote Attacks

WD My Cloud Devices Reportedly Vulnerable to Remote Attacks

If you are a proud owner of a WD My Cloud NAS device, it’s time to pay attention. The company’s My Cloud NAS devices have been found vulnerable to remote hacking via the Internet and can potentially allow hackers to get access to your account and even upload files without permission. As per Exploitee.rs, due to poorly implemented scripts on the WD My Cloud drives, hackers could bypass the login as its function makes use of cookies that could be provided by the hacker in order to gain access, as…

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I started living my life to my highest potential: Malini Ramani, fashion designer-turned-yoga guru

I started living my life to my highest potential: Malini Ramani, fashion designer-turned-yoga guru

I started living my life to my highest potential: Malini Ramani, fashion designer-turned-yoga guru This New Year, we start a column on people whose life has been transformed by walking the spiritual path I’ve been learning yoga since I was six years old. My mother had gifted a children’s yoga book and I started experimenting with fun poses. The journey from being a learner to a teacher of yoga has changed my life. It was in 2006 that I turned to spiritual yoga – more meditative. The transformation from a…

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The Fitness Machine That Shook Up My Pilates Routine for the Better

The Fitness Machine That Shook Up My Pilates Routine for the Better

Photo: Power Plate I’m taking an exercise class at Moving Strength, a boutique Pilates studio in New York City, and, well, I’m struggling. My body feels like it’s buzzing with electricity. My triceps are burning, my quads are shaking, and my heart rate is growing quicker. Don’t get me wrong—this isn’t my first time trying the core-strengthening workout; I’m actually a Pilates devotee. But most of the time, I know what I’m getting when I take a class. I expect the Hundred series and some Reformer-supported leg circles. Now, my…

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5 Lessons I Taught My Children About the Food on Their Plates

5 Lessons I Taught My Children About the Food on Their Plates

Even when your garden is filled with a crop of sprouting grass, as ours is at this point in the season, you can still teach your children some of the basic principles of food production. Hard work, the complementary gifts of soil and water, and the disappointment of seeds that never produce food also yield valuable lessons. As parents, one of the most fundamental opportunities we can pass on to our children is that of experiential learning. Life is best lived hot (the beating noonday sun) or cold (the icy…

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How I start my day

How I start my day

How I start my day (Jordan Siemens/Getty Images) Starting your day is like building a foundation for a house. It doesn’t matter how well your house is designed – without a stable foundation, it’ll crumble. My morning routine actually begins the night before. I am very disciplined about having all gadgets off in my house by 10 pm. I wrap up my day with a shower, brushing my teeth, stretching, reading, and finally, my gratitude blessing. By doing this, I have prepared my mind and body for a deep rest…

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