The Friction

Friction is defined as the force which opposes the relative motion between the two surfaces that are in contact with each other. The word friction is derived from the Latin word “fricare” which means to rub. In the above activity, a force is acting on the book opposing its motion. This force is called the force of friction. This force acts between the surface of the book and the table. If you apply the force along the left, friction acts along the right and vice-versa. So, the force of friction…

Got exams? Boost memory, reduce stress with these nutrition tips

Just like there are no shortcuts to acing exams, there are no shortcuts to a good diet that can help you stay focused. Now, with the exam fever catching up, nutrition experts suggest making a few diet tweaks that can help your stomach feel full and also boost memory. Celebrity nutritionist Munmun Ganeriwal recently took to Instagram to share quick nutrition tips for those appearing for their exams. Here’s what she said: “March-April is exams season in India. Eating the right food before the exams not only helps boost the…

Puffy eyes? Count on these easy remedies

Puffy eyes can be a result of many things. In fact, mild morning puffiness is commonly experienced by many which usually recedes after one washes their face with cold water. But if under-eye puffiness is still visible, here are some easy remedies that can help, courtesy of nutritionist Pooja Makhija. In an Instagram video, Makhija shared some nutrition hacks that can help. *It’s important to have two-three litres of water so that your brain knows that it does not need to store water. *Eat foods and vegetables rich in water…

One year of lockdown: Self care and mental health during a pandemic

by Dr Aparna Joshi “I haven’t been able to meet my wife and my baby since the lockdown. I am stuck, away from them and keep worrying about their safety. Being stuck indoors, while worrying about them, I am feeling a kind of a ‘mental congestion’”(35, Male) I had to move back home due to lockdown, it is getting really challenging for me here. My father is abusive towards my mother and I feel helpless, this is even impacting my relationship with my boyfriend (28, F) Narratives like these have…

Endometriosis Awareness Month: All you need to know about the painful disorder

Many celebrities have talked about dealing with endometriosis which, besides being painful, can also cause problems with conception. According to the Endometriosis Society of India, it is estimated that 25 million Indian women suffer from this gynaecological condition. But despite its rising prevalence, there is minimal awareness of it. March is identified as Endometriosis Awareness Month, and Dr Aruna Kalra from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram shares with indianexpress.com some crucial facts about what it is, its symptoms, how it can be treated,…