• Smart changes that can help to tackle childhood obesity
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    Smart changes that can help to tackle childhood obesity

    Written by Dr Sanjay BorudeIndia has the second highest number of obese children in the world, with 14.4 million reported cases, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The country is the second most populous nation in the world with 27.05 per cent of its population in the 0-14 age range. The obesity rank corresponds to India’s global position in terms of population, but the numbers are alarming nonetheless. It is commonly believed that obesity arises due to eating junk, unhealthy food, fried in saturated fat and so on – the list is endless. But social and cultural factors are equally responsible and often…

  • How Islamic Art Influenced One of Fashion’s Most Famous Jewelers | Smart News
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    How Islamic Art Influenced One of Fashion’s Most Famous Jewelers | Smart News

    Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Platinum, diamonds, turquoise. Sold to The Honorable Robert Henry Brand. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Collection Cartier © Cartier For 175 years, the word “Cartier” has been synonymous with iconic French glamour, from massive diamonds to carefully considered watches. But part of the jeweler’s signature style wasn’t homegrown—it was inspired by intricate Islamic art. Now, a new exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) explores how Islamic art influenced the French luxury jewelry house and helped Cartier become a household name around the world. Created by the DMA and the Museé des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, along with Cartier, the “Cartier and Islamic Art:…