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Raksha Bandhan holds a special place in everyone’s heart. One of the most revered festivals in India, it celebrates the special bond between brother and sister. This year you may feel more attached to your sibling, given the pandemic created crisis.
Some of us might be away from our siblings due to the lockdown or social distancing norms, but don’t let that dampen the spirit of the occasion. Here’s a list of carefully curated items you can choose from for that perfect gift for your sibling.
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Gifts for brothers
This Rakshabandhan, buy your brother this Casio Edifice ECB-900DB-1ADR (EX499) watch with features like Bluetooth connectivity, world time, super illuminator.
Price: Rs 13,995, available at www.casioindiashop.com.
2. Pocket watch
The pocket watch by Jaipur Watch Company can be used in multiple ways, wear it around your neck, place it in your pocket or keep it on your work desk – whatever suits your fancy! Made of stainless steel, the watch boasts of a skeleton dial that is visible through the front and back with scratch-resistant sapphire crystals.
Price: On request, available at https://jaipur.watch/ and at stores.
3. Personalized grooming kit
Men’s grooming brand Bombay Shaving Company has come up with personalized grooming kits specifically keeping Raksha Bandhan in mind.
Price: On request, available bombayshavingcompany.com
The Glenlivet 12 YO – This is one of Speyside’s definitive malts. The Glenlivet 12 is one of the classiest, most sophisticated malts. This whiskey has been called a lot of things in its time: smooth, fruity, complex, sophisticated, entertaining, classic.
Price: Starts at Rs 3,500, available at stores
5. Skincare products
Kiehl’s offers you a variety of skincare products in its extravagant gift pack ï¿½for him’. It includes a travel pack of the Ultra Facial Oil-free Cleanser, a Facial Fuel Energising Scrub that will exfoliate and cleanse away impurities, a Facial Fuel Energising Facial Moisturiser that will help the skin feel re-energized and revitalized, a Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer that will refresh tired-looking eyes and minimize puffiness.
Price: On request, available at kiehls.in
6. Quirky camera
Advance your photography and make an impression with the Fujifilm X-A7. Simple, familiar controls at your fingertips let you create stunning results that tell your unique story. The new addition to the X Series range of compact and lightweight mirrorless digital cameras available in silver, camel, dark silver, mint green and navy blue
Price: Rs 48,000, available online
7. Nutritional supplements
This Raksha Bandhan, gift your loved ones the promise of good health with Gaia’s immunity pack which consists of Amla, Curcumin and Spirulina capsules – these nutritional supplements contain important nutrients that may otherwise not be fulfilled with our regular diet. These help in maintaining optimum health and strengthening your immunity.
Price: On request, available at www.gaiagoodhealth.com
8. Gift voucher
Add a spring to your sibling’s step! This Rakhi, share your love and care with your sibling but buying an e-gift voucher from Hush Puppies.
Price: Vouchers available at Rs 7,000 and can be bought for Rs, 5500; and Rs 5,000 can be bought for Rs 4,000. The gift vouchers can be purchased online from https://hushpuppiesgiftvoucher.easyrewardz.com/ and can be redeemed across any Hush Puppies store in India.
9. Riding Jacket
Surprise your sibling with a gift matching their passion for bikes. Designed for use on the road and highways, the riding jacket combines utility and comfort to provide the ultimate riding experience. The jacket has been created keeping in mind the riding position, so that it seamlessly provides support.
Price: Rs 5,600 onwards, available at https://accessories.tvsmotor.com/performance-gear.aspx
10. Work essentials
This season gift your sibling sleek work essentials from the Daily object’s Home Office collection. Handcrafted from good quality vegan leather, with a reversible design and smooth seamless craft made in India, these WFH products are heat and water-resistant make it easy to clean and use.
Price: Starts at Rs 799, available at https://www.dailyobjects.com/
Sunglasses are always a welcome present, and these pairs give you all the that you need — a little bit of cool and lots of eye protection.
Price: Rs 2,090, Fastrack aviators available at Amazon.in.
Reebok and Los Angeles streetwear label PLEASURES officially unveil their collaborative Beatnik sandal slip-on, a classic Reebok unisex lifestyle silhouette re-releasing for the first time since 2018. The PLEASURES x Reebok Beatnik is available globally at Reebok.com July 31.
Price: Starts at Rs 9,999, available at www.shop4reebok.com
Gifts For sisters
1. Wrist watch
Surprise your sibling with Fossil’s Riley Analog Rose Gold watch this Rakhi. Its signature Riley style with a 45-stone top ring features a rose gold-tone finish and a textured rose dial.
Price: Rs 9,995, available at Amazon.in
2. Fitness band
Fastrack Beat with Active Heart Rate Monitor measures heart rate at any given point of time and is your best fitness buddy. So, don’t skip a beat and gift it to a fitness enthusiast.
Price: Rs 2,195, available in stores
3. Security device
You can never be too cautious in today’s date, and a security device goes a long way. Try the Letstrack security device, it’s a discreet tracking device for people and assets. Your sister can place it in her bag, keep in her pocket or fastened with a belt, so that someone in the family is aware of here whereabouts.
Price – Rs 6,999, available on www.letstrack.in and amazon
4. Designer saree
With eco fashion and sustainability in focus, this Raksha Bandhan, Anavila makes it easier for brothers to pick the perfect gift for their sisters- a gorgeous handwoven sari.
Price: On request, available at https://anavila.com/raksha-bandhan/5. Safe clothing
This Raksha Bandhan give your sister a special gift of safe fashion with the brand Freakins. All their products are treated with antiviral technology that actively inhibits viruses and kills bacteria upon contact to the surface. It offers a variety of denim wear like jeans, jackets, dresses, skirts and masks for women.
Price: On request, available on www.freakins.com
The Shell Collection by Vaitaanika collection draws inspiration from the beautiful patterns of a seashell, calming sound of the sea waves and the treasure found under sea. It is in a salute the working woman.
Price: On request, available at https://vaitaanika.com/
7. Designer Eyewear
If your sister is a fan of trendy eyewears, gift her the Versace – VE 4388.
Price: On request, available at stores.
8. Beauty box subscription
Here’s making it easier for you to give her everything she would ever need crafted beautifully in a box. An amazing gifting option, the beauty box is full or surprises and are packed with a combination of products from skincare to make-up. Items are especially handpicked by the in-house team of MOOIBOX and are a necessity that every girls can do with month on month. All you have to do is get her to answer a few questions based on her choice and skin type and voila.
Price: On request, available at https://mooibox.in/
9. Pot Planter
Plants bring happy vibes, and are helpful in perking up your mood. Give a message of wellness with a plant in a Butterfly Citrus Pot Planter. The unique structure and appealing colour combination will surely win her heart in no time.
Price: On request, available at www.woodenstreet.com
10. Vegan Cosmetics
Gift your sister vegan beauty products from Konscious Vegan Collection by Kiko Milano.
Price: On request, available at all Kiko Milano stores
11. Elegant bag
You can opt for this Ted Baker Taupe Solid Tote Bag. The dome shaped design works for casual and formal settings. It’s minimal and trendy.
Price: Rs 23,000, available at stores
12. Trendy juttis
If your sister is someone who loves footwear, gift her a pair of juttis from Fizzy Goblet which she can team with her Indian outfit for the occasion.
Price: On request, available at www.fizzygoblet.com (IANS)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine a seeking direction to the Election Commission to de-register a political party, which fails to comply with the court's direction to disclose criminal antecedents of candidates fielded in polls. Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay requested a bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising Justices A.S. Bopanna and Hima Kohli to list the petition urgently, against the backdrop of the ongoing election process. He contended that nomination for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election has started, and the political parties and candidates are brazenly violating the top court judgments.
After briefly hearing Upadhyay, the bench said: "We will consider it... will give a date".
The plea argued that allowing criminals to stand for election threatens democracy and secularism. | Wikipedia
The plea claimed that the cause of action for filing the plea arose after the Samajwadi Party fielded alleged gangster Nahid Hasan from Kairana but neither published his criminal records in electronic, print and social media nor the reason for his selection within 48 hours. On February 13, last year, Shamli police imposed the Gangster Act on Nahid Hasan, who is a two-time MLA from Kairana. "He (Hasan) has multiple criminal cases and is the 'mastermind' behind the Hindu exodus from Kairana. There are many criminal cases including fraud and extortion, and he was declared a fugitive by Special MLA-MP Court," the plea said.
The plea argued that the consequences of permitting criminals to contest and become legislators are extremely serious for democracy and secularism. The plea sought a direction to the Election Commission to take steps to ensure that every political party publishes the details regarding criminal cases of each candidate along with the reason for such selection on the homepage of its official website in bold letters within 48 hours in the spirit of top court orders passed on September 25, 2018, and February 2, 2020. (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: uttar pradesh assembly election, hima kohli, justices a.s. bopanna, chief justice n.v. ramana, political party, election commission, the supreme court, tainted candidates, action, plea)
There will be no chief guest at the Republic Day parade this year also as the plan to host state heads of five Central Asian countries -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- seems to have been cancelled due to the Covid situation in India as well as in the respective nations. Though the Ministry of External Affairs is yet to confirm this officially.
If the guests arrive, then this would be the second time when India hosts a group of state heads as the chief guests on the Republic Day. In 2018, state heads of ASEAN countries graced the occasion with their presence. Apart from Kazakhstan, none of these countries' state heads had been invited as the chief guests on the Republic Day. In 2009, Kazakhstan's then president Nursultan Nazarbayev was the Chief Guest.
The Government of India is in no mood to take any risk to invite any foreign guest.Unsplash
As per sources, due to the corona situation, the Government of India is in no mood to take any risk to invite any foreign guest, so the plan seems to have been cancelled. Last year, British Prime minister Boris Johnson was invited for the same, but later cancelled due to rising corona cases in the UK.
In the past, there have been occasions when the Republic Day ceremony was celebrated without any foreign guest. In 1966, there was no foreign chief guest in the Republic Day parade ceremony as the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri had passed away in Tashkent in January, and Indira Gandhi took oath as Prime Minister on January 24. (IANS/SP)
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A team of scientists from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have found a cure for those suffering from chronic wounds, particularly with diabetic foot ulcers. The team led by Prof Gopal Nath of the department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, said that wounds that took months and years to heal, could now be cured in days or months. The findings of study have been published in the National Centre for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, US.
Prof Nath said that a wound is defined as a breach in the skin or body tissues due to injury. An acute wound is defined as a "recent break that is yet to progress through sequential stages of healing". The wounds where normal healing process is stalled due to underlying pathology (vascular and diabetes) or infection beyond three months is defined as chronic wound. While chronic wounds always get infected, the contaminated wounds are reasonably susceptible to infection.
A significant improvement could be achieved in the form of complete wound epithelization within a few weeks.Towfiqu barbhuiya / Unsplash
Infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and biofilm formation halt healing progress. These wounds cause significant psychological and physical morbidity. The traditional treatment strategies often succeed in healing wounds, he said adding that many wounds have been observed recalcitrant to them, leading to persistence and recurrent infections. Search for alternatives to antibiotics has now become a compulsion. Fortunately, bacteriophage therapy is a re-emerging solution to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Prof Nath's team carried out phage therapy of acute and chronic infected wounds in animals and clinical studies. It showed efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a mice wound model. Furthermore, they evaluated the efficacy of phage cocktails in animal models' acute and chronic osteomyelitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. They also observed biofilm eradication from K wire in rabbits' wound infection model. Clinical trials of phage therapy initiated by the BHU have reported the efficacy of topical phage in healing chronic wounds in three prospective exploratory studies and no adverse events mimicking the results in vivo animal models.
Scientists have found a cure for those suffering from diabetic foot ulcers. Unsplash
A clinical study by Gupta demonstrated the significant role of bacteriophage therapy in the chronic wounds associated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The study employed a total of twenty patients with chronic non-healing ulcers for more than six weeks duration. A significant improvement could be achieved in the form of complete wound epithelization within a few weeks. Another study, employing 48 patients having a minimum of one eligible full-thickness wound that did not heal in six weeks with convention wound management, showed the promising result, and significant improvement was observed in the wound healing.
The study projected that specific phage therapy is equally effective regardless of the diabetic or non-diabetic status of the patient though the healing was relatively delayed in diabetic patients. Another successful study has shown encouraging results on healing process of infected acute traumatic wounds. The average number of days required for complete granulation of wounds and attaining sterility and healing was half compared to conventional therapy. (IANS/SP)
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