Tuesday, 31 October 2017

How to Cook With Raw Bananas: Recipes from All Across the Country


Bananas are one of the easily and widely available fruits in the country. They come cheap and also offer a bevy of health benefits. While the ripe fruit is an ideal choice for most cooks to arrive at decadent desserts, its unripe version is the one to invade the culinary world in ways unimaginable.
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How to Cook With Raw Bananas: Recipes from All Across the Country

Stop! Don’t Throw Those Overripe Fruits Just Yet!


The abundance of tasty, juicy fruits leads us to pick up more than we can possibly consume before they become overripe.
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Stop! Don’t Throw Those Overripe Fruits Just Yet!

7 Reasons Oranges Are Your Best Friend This Winter


The moment you start digging into the nutritional values of an orange, you unfold a fruit that is full of positivity. A medium sized orange has about 80 calories, 250mg of potassium, 15gm of carbohydrates, a full gram of protein and absolutely zero fat content.
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7 Reasons Oranges Are Your Best Friend This Winter

6 Powerful Winter Super-Foods You Must Eat This Season


When you see people buttoning their sleeves and wearing the dupatta like a shawl, you know winter is approaching! As you curl up in your blanket early morning, a hundred reasons as to why you should not leave home will circle your mind. Alas, that cannot be the case.
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6 Powerful Winter Super-Foods You Must Eat This Season

Is Eating White Rice Healthy? We Find Out!


Who doesn't like a comforting plateful of rajma rice, kadhi rice or plain and simple dal-chawal? It's a favourite with so many Indians from the northern part of the country. But wait, the south and east love their rice with equal fervour, if not more.
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Is Eating White Rice Healthy? We Find Out!

The Easiest and Quickest Way to Deseed a Pomegranate


Everything about this ruby red fruit is irresistible.
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The Easiest and Quickest Way to Deseed a Pomegranate

Ledikeni: A Case of Mispronunciation, Curiosity and Oodles of Sweetness


The sweet is said to have been originated in Kolkata during the British Raj. And its peculiar name has a sweet legend of its own.
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Ledikeni: A Case of Mispronunciation, Curiosity and Oodles of Sweetness

What Is The Difference Between Phulka and Chapatti?


Be it the crispy kulchas, or the silky roomali roti, the decadent parathas or the delightful pooris and luchis, Indian cuisine is incomplete without the mention of its wide variety of breads.
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What Is The Difference Between Phulka and Chapatti?

Monday, 30 October 2017

Warm Your Tummy This Winter With These 5 Special Comfort Food Recipes


Break-ups, fights, terminations and losing a loved one are events which do not have a season. And guess what's common in all of them and other similar situations? Grief.
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Warm Your Tummy This Winter With These 5 Special Comfort Food Recipes

The Mystery of the Do Pyaaza Dishes


One of the most common dishes from the subcontinent, the Do Pyaaza is remarkably difficult to dig into.
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The Mystery of the Do Pyaaza Dishes

Winter is Coming, Do You Still Need 8-10 Glasses of Water Every Day?


Water makes for the most important part of the body; our body is made up of 70- percent of water and regardless of the time of the year, requires good hydration. Your body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues in order to regulate and maintain all bodily functions.
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Winter is Coming, Do You Still Need 8-10 Glasses of Water Every Day?

Hair Loss in Men May be Linked with Summer and Fall; Try These Foods to Regain Hair Strength


According to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, your slow hair loss may peak in the late summer and early fall. These weathers are 'associated' with greater hair loss.
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Hair Loss in Men May be Linked with Summer and Fall; Try These Foods to Regain Hair Strength

No More Brittle Nails! Load Up on These 6 Essential Nutrients for Healthy Nail Growth


Isn't it annoying to see your nails constantly chipping and breaking from being brittle and week? It's a very common problem that most women, and sometimes men, face every now and then.
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No More Brittle Nails! Load Up on These 6 Essential Nutrients for Healthy Nail Growth

9 Reasons Why You Should Drink Barley Grass Juice


Barley grass is used the world over for a variety of culinary purposes. It's used in soups and broths and also used to bake barley bread.
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Halloween 2017: Spooky Halloween Party Ideas You Must Try For Your Halloween Bash


Halloween is here! It's time to don your spookiest outfits and, of course, indulge in some mouthwatering trick-o-treats! The festival which is popular across Europe and America is fast becoming popular with urban Indian population too.
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Go Green! 7 Incredible Health Benefits of Green Beans.


You may have hated seeing them in your lunchbox, but the fact is that green beans are some of the most nutritional vegetables children can eat.
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Go Green! 7 Incredible Health Benefits of Green Beans.

Can A Diabetic Consume Dates? You Will Love the Answer


Dates are a great winter food that come loaded with nutrients like Iron and anti-oxidants. But, they are also higher in calories, as compared to other dried fruits, and one is usually not advised to consume too many in one go.
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Can A Diabetic Consume Dates? You Will Love the Answer

Sunday, 29 October 2017

History of Tunday Kebabs: How a One-Armed Chef Gave India One of its Most Loved Kebabs


Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, has caught the fancy of many poets, songwriters and connoisseurs of history. Be it the architectural marvels, rich literature, 'khatirdari' (hospitality) or their opulent culinary affair, Lucknow never ceases to charm.
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History of Tunday Kebabs: How a One-Armed Chef Gave India One of its Most Loved Kebabs

6 Clever Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding Food


Weddings are fun but they can be a tedious affair too, especially for the bride and the groom’s family.
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How the U.S. Can Become a ‘Paradise of Gender Equality.’


Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia, crowned “a paradise of gender equality” by media for years, have routinely garnered a wishful longing from many American feminists. The aura of mystery surrounding gender equality in Sweden and Scandinavia is, however, not a mystery at all.
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How the U.S. Can Become a ‘Paradise of Gender Equality.’

Best Places in Mumbai for a Delicious Breakfast : South Mumbai Heritage Breakfast Trail : Best Breakfast Places in Mumbai. This list is All Kinds of YUMMY!


I am obsessed with breakfasts. It is my favourite meal of the day. I like trying out different types of breakfasts and make it a point to seek out local favourites while travelling. However, I am not a morning person.
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Best Places in Mumbai for a Delicious Breakfast : South Mumbai Heritage Breakfast Trail : Best Breakfast Places in Mumbai. This list is All Kinds of YUMMY!

5 Must Have Paleo Snacks For Everyone


If you've just started your brand new Paleo diet, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the burden of leaving out dairy, cereals, grains, refined sugar, potatoes, salt, refined vegetable oils from your daily meals.
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5 Must Have Paleo Snacks For Everyone

Saturday, 28 October 2017

All about Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables: The Winter Edition


5. Guava: The folate present in Guavas is known to promote fertility in human beings. Consumption of Guavas helps in the regulation of the thyroid gland. Apart from this, Guava can shrink and contract any open tissue in your body.
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All about Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables: The Winter Edition

Why Should You Consume Jaggery (Gur) in Winter?


You may agree, nothing can beat the sweet flavour of the desi chocolate jaggery or gur right after a hearty meal during winters. Health experts have always pronounced it as one of the best digestives that has numerous other health benefits to boast about.
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Why Should You Consume Jaggery (Gur) in Winter?

Friday, 27 October 2017

How Much Water Should You Drink During a Workout?


Health experts have been constantly stating the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated, especially when you are in the middle of a workout. The more you exercise, the more important it gets to drink the right amount of water before, during and after workout.
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How Much Water Should You Drink During a Workout?

Top 5 Foods To Battle Dry Skin: Nourish It From Within


Come winter and a range of skin and hair related issues begin to surface. Undeniably, one of the most common beauty woes associated with the colder months is dry skin. Most of us tend to develop dry, flaky and lifeless skin texture with the onset of winters.
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Top 5 Foods To Battle Dry Skin: Nourish It From Within

8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Carrots: From Weight-loss To Healthy Eyesight


With winters coming in, it's time for this season's favourite fruits and vegetables to take over our platters, and honestly we can't wait for it.
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8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Carrots: From Weight-loss To Healthy Eyesight

This Restaurant-Style Fried Chicken is Every Foodie's Dream Come True. Now Make It Home


It's the perfect weather to enjoy some crunchy, fried chicken. Dipping a hot restaurant-style fried chicken in your favourite smoky sauce is one of the simplest pleasures in life.
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This Restaurant-Style Fried Chicken is Every Foodie's Dream Come True. Now Make It Home

7 Fantastic Dry Dates (Chhuara) Benefits: From Bone Health to Boosting Energy and More!


Talk about winters and this gooey, dark brown and uniquely tasty dry-fruit comes to mind. We're talking about Dates that have all the goodness one needs in the winter months.
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7 Fantastic Dry Dates (Chhuara) Benefits: From Bone Health to Boosting Energy and More!

Padmavati: Shahid Kapoor Diet, Workout, Fitness Regimen For His Role as Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh


Bollywood Heartthrob Shahid Kapoor's Padmavati hits theatres on 1st December 2017. The trailer of the film is out and fans can't stop going gaga over Kapoor's poised and powerful portrayal of Rajput King Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh.
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Padmavati: Shahid Kapoor Diet, Workout, Fitness Regimen For His Role as Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Struggling with Bad Breath? These 5 Foods Could Be the Culprit


Picture this. You have to meet someone important and also quickly tuck in your lunch.
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Struggling with Bad Breath? These 5 Foods Could Be the Culprit

5 Ways to Help Women in Your Community

This month, we’re focusing on Feminine Care. That can mean a lot of things, but to us, it means taking time to share love, support, and kindness with the girls in your life, whenever possible. This can be something as simple as helping someone up who tripped at recess, or paying for the person behind […]
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7 Great Bakeries in Delhi


Sinful pastries, freshly baked breads, delicious dips and crisp cookies – a trip to the bakery can be quite fun and exciting.
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7 Great Bakeries in Delhi

5 Herbal Teas to Calm Your Mind and Relieve Stress


We can already feel a slight nip in the air and when the breeze becomes chilly – all we can think of is to curl up with a hot cup of tea. A perfect cup of tea can stimulate your senses and energize you from within.
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5 Herbal Teas to Calm Your Mind and Relieve Stress

The Flexitarian Diet: Finally, A Diet That Isn't About Resisting


Before we go into the details of this new diet trend, let me be clear that this one isn't about miraculously losing weight or cleansing your system from within.
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The Flexitarian Diet: Finally, A Diet That Isn't About Resisting

Ingenious Ways to Remove Starch from Everyday Foods; From Rice to Potato and More!


Why should you de-starch vegetables? Vegetables rich in starch and sugar are usually low in protein, which when cooked at high temperature create a toxic substance, acrylamide, which hampers brain health.
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Ingenious Ways to Remove Starch from Everyday Foods; From Rice to Potato and More!

How to Make Healthy Protein Bars at Home


There's nothing quite as simple as picking up a protein bar after a heavy workout — they are an easy way to build muscle mass and repair damaged tissue, while bringing down fat.
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How to Make Healthy Protein Bars at Home

5 High Fibre, Weight- Loss Friendly Snacks You Can Munch Through The day


Struggling to shed those extra inches around your tummy? Tried all sorts of dieting, yet no trace of desired results? Well, let us tell you a secret. Weight loss is as much about what you are eating as it is about how much you are eating.
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5 High Fibre, Weight- Loss Friendly Snacks You Can Munch Through The day

Have You Been Associating Ketchup with Sauce? You Need to Read this!


It is interesting how condiments can drastically change the way food tastes; I remember adding ketchup to my paranthas and sandwiches as a child and utterly enjoying its sweet and tangy flavour.
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Have You Been Associating Ketchup with Sauce? You Need to Read this!

Happy Birthday Asin! Foodie Secrets Of The New Mommie


Actress Asin Thottumkal is celebrating her birthday today. And this birthday is going to be twice as special for the actress as the actress just gave birth to her daughter on Tuesday. The actress took to Instagram to announce the news.
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Happy Birthday Asin! Foodie Secrets Of The New Mommie

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

“Yes Men Can,” says India’s Kant Brothers


It was a routine visit to the brothel in New Delhi as a part of the awareness drive on HIV/AIDS that changed their lives. Seeing the desperation in the eyes of a terror-stricken 14-year-old girl while they were distributing condoms left them shaken.
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“Yes Men Can,” says India’s Kant Brothers

The Winter Diet: 4 Winter-Friendly Flours You Must Try This Season


One of the best ways to fight some of the most common ailments and prevent the risk of developing lifestyle and non-communicable diseases is by paying attention to what you ingest in your body on a daily basis.
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The Winter Diet: 4 Winter-Friendly Flours You Must Try This Season

Kerala's More Kuzhambu: The South Indian Version of Gujarati Kadhi


They say flavours, ingredients and cooking styles change almost every 50 km in India and yet there are dishes that connect the dots across the country.
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Kerala's More Kuzhambu: The South Indian Version of Gujarati Kadhi

Mesmerising Mumbai Cocktail Changes Colour: What's the Secret?


How would you react if you are served with a drink that changes colour? We were delightfully surprised while dining at Arth in Mumbai that not only serves regional Indian food in a totally new avatar but also a unique colour-changing cocktail which they call ‘The Chameleon’.
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Mesmerising Mumbai Cocktail Changes Colour: What's the Secret?

9 Amazing Home Caterers in Delhi-NCR


Whether you are throwing a lavish party at home or simply planning a get together for friends, family and relatives, either way you know that it is the food that is going to be the star of the day.
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9 Amazing Home Caterers in Delhi-NCR

All Beverages At Starbucks Will Cost Only Rs 100 This Saturday. We've Got All the Details


Coffee lovers rejoice! Starbucks India is celebrating the launch of their 100th outlet on the 28th of October,2017 and as part of the celebrations they are giving out all beverages at Rs. 100 all over India, for an entire day! Yes, you heard us right.
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All Beverages At Starbucks Will Cost Only Rs 100 This Saturday. We've Got All the Details

6 Easy Tips to Switch to a Vegetarian Diet


Vegetarianism has become the new buzzword. Many scientific studies have shown a link between following a vegetarian diet and living a longer life.
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6 Easy Tips to Switch to a Vegetarian Diet

Is Brown Sugar Better than White Sugar? You Will be Surprised!


If you are a health conscious person, chances are that you take your diet very seriously. Everything you eat, or buy at the grocery store, is bought knowing the health benefits of each item. Every time you eat out, your portions are measured and choices deliberate.
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Is Brown Sugar Better than White Sugar? You Will be Surprised!

How to Tell that the Gur/Jaggery that You Are Buying is Pure?


With temperatures dipping across the country, it is time to welcome all the warming foods the season has to offer. Jaggery, or gur as it is known in India, is definitely one of them. You will soon find shops, road-side vendors and even thela-wallahs selling this traditional Indian favourite.
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How to Tell that the Gur/Jaggery that You Are Buying is Pure?

Red Carrots (Desi Gajar) verses Orange carrots: Which Ones Would You Choose?


Its that time of the year again. The carrots are back in season and we can't wait to chew into these red juicy and crunchy wonders. According to the book, Healing Foods, by DK Publishing, carrots are rich in beta carotene from which the body makes vitamin A.
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Red Carrots (Desi Gajar) verses Orange carrots: Which Ones Would You Choose?

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

8 Millennial Dishes That Are Sure To Impress You


The millennial dinner idea for a party - One pot recipe! Going by the meaning, “Goth” is an off-shoot of the post-punk genre. So in today’s world, weird has got a new buy line – Goth. The millennials inspired the kids with infusing Goth in everyday life big time.
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8 Millennial Dishes That Are Sure To Impress You

Is Eating Water Better Than Drinking It? Here's How To Include Edible H20 In Your Diet


Reams have been written about the significance of drinking water. Regular water intake is essential to our health as our body does not really have a fixed reservoir of water and keeps losing it in the form of urine and sweat.
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Is Eating Water Better Than Drinking It? Here's How To Include Edible H20 In Your Diet


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6 Best Protein Pancake Recipes


There can't be a better start to your day than with a fluffy and wholesome pancake. Whether you like them sweet or savoury, there is a lot of room for creativity and experiments when it comes to pancakes.
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6 Best Protein Pancake Recipes

9 Ways to Include More Methi in Your Diet


Winter is coming and its time for the leafy greens to invade our kitchen pantry with aplomb. One such green wonder we can't wait for is the methi or the fenugreek leaves.
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Depression Raises Risk Of Early Death in Women: 5 Foods That May Help Curb Depression


Women are taking over the world and how! Be it the corporate sector, education or the sports there is just no stopping the women achievers, but to this bright side of af
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Chhath Puja 2017: Dos and Don'ts of the Festival


People across Northern India, especially in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are celebrating Chhath Puja, which starts today and will end on 27th October, 2017. Chhath Puja, also known as Chhath Parva or Dala Chhath or Surya Shasthi is celebrated after Diwali on Kartik Shukla Paksha Shashthi.
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Chhath Puja 2017: Dos and Don'ts of the Festival

Chhath 2017: 5 Things You Must Know About Thekua- A popular Chhath Recipe


The Northern part of India is gearing to celebrate the Chhath Puja or Chhath Parva 2017. The 3-day Ancient Hindu festival dedicated to the Sun God will begin on 25th October and would continue till 27th October.
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Chhath 2017: 5 Things You Must Know About Thekua- A popular Chhath Recipe

Monday, 23 October 2017

Why does One Crave Certain Foods? We Find Out!


How often do you crave for certain foods like chocolates, junk food or desserts? When hunger strikes, your mind tells your body to eat one of these comfort foods. You may have heard that your body asks for food when it is deficient in a particular nutrient or mineral. That may not be entirely true.
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Know these Stark Differences Between Calcium and Vitamin D; No, They Aren't the Same


Body functions well if it is fed with important nutrients and minerals. The two most important elements that strengthen bones and teeth and make or break your body are calcium and vitamin D.
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Know these Stark Differences Between Calcium and Vitamin D; No, They Aren't the Same

Don't Want To Return An Empty Container To a Friend? Here Are 5 Options You Can Fill Them With


I remember when we moved into our new house, our next door neighbors were kind enough to send across some delicious lunch in their special tin dabbas on the day we moved.
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Don't Want To Return An Empty Container To a Friend? Here Are 5 Options You Can Fill Them With

Office Snacks: 5 Pocket Friendly Nibbles You Can Munch On Your Office Desk


An eight hour desk job could get pretty monotonous. Multiple commitments, meetings, and brainstorming further drains out every ounce of energy that one carries.
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Office Snacks: 5 Pocket Friendly Nibbles You Can Munch On Your Office Desk

What is Jaggery (Gur) and How is it Made?


Winter is coming and it is time to gear up to brave the cold months ahead. Nature has its own way of offering comfort through foods specific to every season; be it fruits, veggies, nuts or spices.
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What is Jaggery (Gur) and How is it Made?

Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda


Love Milkshakes? The goodness of freshly cut fruits blended with the ever so nutritious milk, think there can’t be a concoction as healthy as this? Think again.
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Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda

Happy Birthday Malaika Arora Khan: Here's the Secret to the 44-Year Old Actress' Fitness


A Bollywood actress, successful VJ, model, a gorgeous mother of one and undeniably one of the fittest and impeccably the most stylish divas of B-Town, Malaika Arora Khan is ringing in her 44th birthday on 23rd August 2017. In her 40s, she looks only younger and as gorgeous as ever.
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Happy Birthday Malaika Arora Khan: Here's the Secret to the 44-Year Old Actress' Fitness

Happy Birthday Baahubali! On Prabhas' 38th Birthday, Here's A Look At His Foodie Side


From one of the most celebrated names in the world of Telugu cinema to the present day Pan-Indian superhero, Prabhas Raju Uppalapati has become a household name all across the nation after the release of SS Rajamouli's magnus opus Baahubali - The Beginning and its sequel Baahubali - The Conclusion t
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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Did You Really Just Ask That?


Please, please save me from what’s about to happen. “Yeah?” I ask, figuring maybe, just maybe, it’s about the tumble I took in the hallway before sixth hour yesterday.
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Did You Really Just Ask That?

Post Diwali Detox: 7 Foods That Can Cleanse You from Within


The festive season has officially completed a leg with Diwali celebrations over.
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Post Diwali Detox: 7 Foods That Can Cleanse You from Within

What is Iodised Salt? Is it the Only Way to Get Iodine in Your Diet?


"Iodine is essential for healthy brain development in the fetus and young child. Iodine deficiency negatively affects the health of women, as well as economic productivity and quality of life," WHO. Iodine deficiency has long been linked to a condition called goiter.
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What is Iodised Salt? Is it the Only Way to Get Iodine in Your Diet?

10 Best Dinner Ideas for a Delicious Meal


A hectic week calls for an easy dinner recipe.
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10 Best Dinner Ideas for a Delicious Meal

5 Wonderful Benefits of Spinach You Never Knew


Every bite you take is either fighting a disease or feeding it.
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5 Wonderful Benefits of Spinach You Never Knew

Friday, 20 October 2017

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Outstanding Female Journalists Celebrated


This year’s honorees included Deborah Amos, Middle East Correspondent for NPR News, who has worked on numerous front lines, covered Syria’s violent and protracted crisis, and was kidnapped in Somalia; Saniya Toiken, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Kazakhstan, who has been hara
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Outstanding Female Journalists Celebrated

How to Make Vegetarian Eggless Mayonnaise


It makes for the best salad dressing, an excellent sandwich spread and all things good, mayonnaise has always been a great companion for dinner parties and also for times when we're struck with sudden hunger. A dollop of creamy mayonnaise can transform a boring snack into something exciting.
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Diwali 2017: Significance of Drawing Goddess Laxmi's Footprint for Laxmi Puja on Diwali


Diwali is here and like every year, the preparations to celebrate the festival of lights are going on in full swing. While Diwali essentially celebrates the homecoming of Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman after 14 years of exile, people also perform a Laxmi Puja on the day of Diwali.
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rita Henley Jensen, Women’s eNews Founder, Passes Away


Women’s eNews is saddened to report that our founder, Rita Henley Jensen, passed away this morning after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Rita Henley Jensen launched Women’s eNews 17 years ago as the only independent daily news service covering issues of particular concern to women.
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Rita Henley Jensen, Women’s eNews Founder, Passes Away

Kishmish Versus Munakka: Is There Really a Difference?


Who doesn't like munching on a handful of nuts and dried fruits every now and then? These tiny wonders are loaded with essential nutrients and antioxidants that help maintain good health. Dried fruits and nuts are very versatile.
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Kishmish Versus Munakka: Is There Really a Difference?

10 Great Pictures of Amazing Food Art That Will Inspire You


You may agree with us that art has numerous mediums, the most beautiful and tastiest is food. Thanks to social media, artists from across the globe get a common platform to showcase their astounding skills that are not only delicious but are also a treat for your eyes.
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10 Great Pictures of Amazing Food Art That Will Inspire You

Is It Safe To Store Your Fruits and Veggies In Metal Containers?


It is always a good idea to munch on fresh fruits and vegetables in place of salty or sugar laden junk foods. But to get the most out of these nutritional wonders, you also need to store them correctly.
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Is It Safe To Store Your Fruits and Veggies In Metal Containers?

Diwali 2017: 10 Best Traditional Diwali Recipes


A quick look around your neighbourhood is enough to tell you how Diwali festivities have totally taken over the country. Bright clay diyas, attractive fairy lights, and beautiful rangolis in the courtyards- Diwali is here and we are loving every bit of the festive spirit.
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Diwali 2017: 10 Best Traditional Diwali Recipes

Happy Birthday Freida Pinto: Her Diet and Fitness Secrets You Would Love to Steal


Actress Freida Pinto is celebrating her 33rd birthday today. The actress became an overnight sensation with her sensitive portrayal of Latika in the Academy winning movie, 'Slumdog Millionare'.
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Happy Birthday Freida Pinto: Her Diet and Fitness Secrets You Would Love to Steal

Diwali 2017: 5 Easy Ways to Clean Your Silver Thalis


Your mother has just asked you to clean the silverware today, because guests are supposed to visit your place tomorrow but you simply don’t know where to start from.
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Secret Superstar Release: Here's a Sneak Peek into Zaira Wasim's Workout and Diet Regime


After playing the role of young Geeta Phogat in the blockbuster movie Dangal, Zaira Wasim is back on the big screen with yet another thought-provoking film called Secret Superstar, alongside ace actor Amir Khan.
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Secret Superstar Release: Here's a Sneak Peek into Zaira Wasim's Workout and Diet Regime

10 Quick Diwali Sweets Recipes


No celebration in India is complete without a touch of sweet. Desserts are the highlight of every Indian festival. They add much more enthusiasm to the festive spirit. With Diwali around the corner, festivities have finally stepped in.
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10 Quick Diwali Sweets Recipes

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Men and Sexual Assault in the Age of Trump


“I am over the passivity of good men. Where the hell are you? You live with us, make love with us, father us, befriend us, brother us, get nurtured and mothered and eternally supported by us, so why aren’t you standing with us?” Forget Harvey Weinstein. And Bill Cosby. And Bill O’Reilly.
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Men and Sexual Assault in the Age of Trump

Diwali 2017: 7 Tips On How To Enjoy Diwali Treats and Not Put On Weight


The nation is gearing up to bring in Diwali 2017 on the 19th October.
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Diwali 2017: 7 Tips On How To Enjoy Diwali Treats and Not Put On Weight

Bhai Dooj 2017: 6 Bhai Dooj Gifting Ideas for a Foodie Brother-Sister Duo


India is often called the land of festivals and we can't agree more. Each fortnight the nation gears for new festival with a renewed zest and fervor. Right now, the Diwali festivities are on in its full swing.
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Bhai Dooj 2017: 6 Bhai Dooj Gifting Ideas for a Foodie Brother-Sister Duo

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?


Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for 'science of life' stemming from the words 'Ayur' meaning life and 'Veda' which means science.
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National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Happy Dhanteras 2017: Why Should You Buy Utensils on this Auspicious Day?


Dhanteras marks the first day of the festival of lights - Diwali which will be celebrated on 19th October, 2017, followed by Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. On this day, devotees pray to goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber.
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Happy Dhanteras 2017: Why Should You Buy Utensils on this Auspicious Day?

Dhanteras 2017: Buy these 5 Essential Utensils to Welcome Goddess Lakshmi


A lot of people around the country are celebrating Dhanteras 2017 today, which marks the beginning of the five-day long festival of lights, , followed by Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj.
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Dhanteras 2017: Buy these 5 Essential Utensils to Welcome Goddess Lakshmi

Popular Maharashtrian Diwali Snack: How to Make Bhajani Chakli at Home


One of my fondest memories is watching my neighbour pipe out intricate whorls of dough for chakli.
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Popular Maharashtrian Diwali Snack: How to Make Bhajani Chakli at Home

Kali Puja 2017: Kali Puja Date, Significance, Puja and Bhog Rituals


While the nation is gearing up to celebrate Diwali 2017 with full fervor, the eastern part of the country is also immersed in the preparations for another festival that falls on the same day as Diwali - Kali Puja.
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Monday, 16 October 2017

19 Most Famous Food Quotes of All Time


Herbs are the way forward. Apart from being a famous American Writer, Michael Pollan also happens to teach at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
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19 Most Famous Food Quotes of All Time

Diwali 2017 Special: Make Your Diwali Classy With These 8 Mind Blowing Home-Made Mocktails


So, you’re probably busy attending to your guests and relatives who have been visiting you to pass on Diwali wishes. Usually, the first question that pops up in our mind, the moment guests arrive is - “how about a cup of tea?.
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Diwali 2017 Special: Make Your Diwali Classy With These 8 Mind Blowing Home-Made Mocktails

Diwali 2017: Essential Guide for Diwali Festivities, 8 Ways In Which You Can Make Most of The Celebrations


It is the season of festivals again and we can't hold back our cravings to go an absolute binge ride. Diwali is just a few days away and will be celebrated on 19th October, 2017.
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Catering Ideas to Make Your Diwali House Parties in Mumbai Memorable


Soon after I moved to Mumbai twenty years back, I realized that Diwali is to Mumbai what Durga Pujo is to Kolkata.
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Diwali Recipes: 9 Dishes from Popular Restaurants You Can Make at Home


Diwali is right around the corner and we are eagerly waiting to celebrate and gorge on some delicious food.
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Diwali Recipes: 9 Dishes from Popular Restaurants You Can Make at Home

World Food Day: 6 Bad Food Habits You Must Get Rid of Today


World Food Day is celebrated every year across the globe on 16th October to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
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World Food Day: 6 Bad Food Habits You Must Get Rid of Today

World Food Day 2017: 5 Ways to Turn Your Kitchen Sustainable


World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16th October to mark the initiation of a global move towards hunger eradication. It came into existence to celebrate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in the year 1945.
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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Addressing Domestic Violence Through Racial Justice


Gender based violence is an epidemic in the United States. One in four women will be impacted by domestic violence in her lifetime; every day three of these women will be murdered by her intimate partner. One in three girls is a victim of physical, verbal or emotional abuse in the United States.
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Addressing Domestic Violence Through Racial Justice

Significance of Bel Patra (Bilwa Leaf) in Hindu Pujas and Rituals


Why the Bel leaf? According to ancient scriptures like Skandapurana, Bel tree grew out of the sweat droplets of Goddess Parvati, which fell on the Mandrachal mountain. It is said that she resides in these trees in all her forms; in the leaves, flowers, fruit and roots.
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Diwali 2017: Beware! There is Adulterated Khoya Out There


Indians are looking forward to celebrate Diwali which will fall on 19th October, 2017. The festival of lights is incomplete without the quintessential sweets and savouries and you may agree, we all are guilty of stuffing ourselves with these yummy delights.
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Diwali 2017: Want to Throw the Perfect Diwali Party? These Experts Have the Best Tips


There is something absolutely electric in the air and it's got to do with our favourite Festival of Lights! Bet you have been experiencing the same as you go about visiting your friends and family, extending wishes and exchanging gifts.
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Diwali 2017: Want to Throw the Perfect Diwali Party? These Experts Have the Best Tips

Boost Your Immunity in Winters with Homemade Chyawanprash


I remember being pestered as a kid by my mother to eat a spoonful of chyawanprash during the cold winter months. She would constantly remind us all about the immunity boosting properties of chyawanprash and how it was the best way to keep our bodies warm.
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Boost Your Immunity in Winters with Homemade Chyawanprash

Diwali 2017: This Diwali Gift Health To Your Loves Ones


Diwali is here and if you are on a gift purchasing spree, we have some ideas for you.
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Diwali 2017: This Diwali Gift Health To Your Loves Ones

8 Easy Diwali Recipes to Impress Your Guests and Relatives


Diwali is here and let’s admit it we cant wait to feast to our heart’s content.
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5 Effective Home Remedies For Mild Burns


Let’s admit that burns of all kinds, minor or severe, are nasty and painful. But they happen to be one of the most common household injuries.
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5 Effective Home Remedies For Mild Burns

5 Effective Home Remedies For Mild Burns


Let’s admit that burns of all kinds, minor or severe, are nasty and painful. But they happen to be one of the most common household injuries.
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5 Effective Home Remedies For Mild Burns

Friday, 13 October 2017

Diwali 2017: 5 Diwali Sweets that May be Adulterated


Indians are looking forward to celebrate the Festival of Lights Diwali on 19th October, 2017. It is the time when we all love to stuff ourselves with all things sweet.
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Diwali 2017: 5 Diwali Sweets that May be Adulterated

All That Glitters on Food Might Not be Silver Leaf or Chandi-ka-Warq


Come Diwali and you cannot miss the lovely display of mithai and dry fruit decorated with Silver Leaf or chandi-ka-warq. Passers-by look at their rich glitter and are tempted to enter the shop and buy these food products.
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All That Glitters on Food Might Not be Silver Leaf or Chandi-ka-Warq

Diwali 2017: Delicious Diwali Food Menu for a Memorable Lunch and Dinner Party


With less than a week left for Diwali 2017, the festive cheer is for all to see. If India is dubbed as the land of festivals, then the festival of lights surely tops as one of the most significant festivals celebrated in the country.
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Diwali 2017: Delicious Diwali Food Menu for a Memorable Lunch and Dinner Party

Diwali 2017: 7 Interesting Ways to De-Clutter and Spruce Up Your Kitchen this Festive Season


Diwali is here and every year thousands of Indians take this time to give their homes a makeover. This year, Diwali falls on a weekday and will be celebrated on 19th of October. Many are already planning a long weekend full of fun and family time.
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Diwali 2017: 7 Interesting Ways to De-Clutter and Spruce Up Your Kitchen this Festive Season

Have You Been Overeating Lately? Here are 6 Simple Yet Effective Ways to Stop!


How many times have you continued to gorge on your favourite things even after feeling full? Or how often do you eat fried or sugar-laden foods only to overcome mental stress? We are all guilty of doing this some time or the other.
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Have You Been Overeating Lately? Here are 6 Simple Yet Effective Ways to Stop!

How To Wash Your Greens: 5 Expert Tips To Clean Your Leafy Vegetables


It's that time of the year again! Winters are setting in and soon markets will have a fresh green hue to them, what with all the greens like palak, methi, sarson and saag ready to be enjoyed in the form of many seasonal delicacies around the country.
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How To Wash Your Greens: 5 Expert Tips To Clean Your Leafy Vegetables

World Egg Day 2017: Amazing Omelets From All Across the World


One of the most widely consumed and loved ingredients around the world, eggs are so versatile that you would not think twice before incorporating these in any meal of the day. Loaded with a host of nutrients, eggs are touted as one of the best sources of quality protein.
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World Egg Day 2017: Amazing Omelets From All Across the World

Thursday, 12 October 2017

5 Most Popular Pressure Cooker Recipes


A pressure cooker is one of the most loved kitchen equipment.
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5 Most Popular Pressure Cooker Recipes

Dear Colleague: When Due Process Matters More Than Equal Rights


Maddie Rodriguez had gone through all the proper channels. The night she was raped, she reported it to campus police at Temple University. She went to Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit and did a rape kit.
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Dear Colleague: When Due Process Matters More Than Equal Rights

Does Ayurveda Allow Snacking? 5 Dietary Guidelines You Must Keep in Mind


While binge-eating is something that is greatly looked down upon by health experts, healthy snacking can bring world of a difference to your health.
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Does Ayurveda Allow Snacking? 5 Dietary Guidelines You Must Keep in Mind

Tamarind (Imli) Benefits: From Weight Loss to Boosting Immunity and More!


Deliciously tangy and one of the most highly prized natural foods in India, tamarind or imli or Tamarindus Indicus is popular for its exceptionally unique flavour.
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Tamarind (Imli) Benefits: From Weight Loss to Boosting Immunity and More!

Ashish Nehra Retirement: A Quick Sneek Peek Into the Fast Bowler's Fitness and Diet Secrets


Indian fast-bowler Ashish Nehra is all set to retire from international cricket on 1st November. Nehra will play his farewell match against New Zealand in a few weeks.
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Ashish Nehra Retirement: A Quick Sneek Peek Into the Fast Bowler's Fitness and Diet Secrets

Are You Sprinkling Excess Salt Over Your Food? Stop Now!


Needless to say, salt plays an integral part in the culinary world, majorly because it adds flavour to the food and makes it edible and tasty. In fact, seasoning your food well is almost an art; an extra pinch of salt can alter the taste or even ruin a dish completely.
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Are You Sprinkling Excess Salt Over Your Food? Stop Now!

Chaklis, Chiwda to Bhakarwadi What Goes Into Making the Perfect Maharashtrian Faral For Diwali


Diwali is just around the corner and so is the festive fervor. Also called the festival of lights, Diwali would be celebrated on 19th October 2017. Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Lord Ram with his wife Sita after 14 years of exile.
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Chaklis, Chiwda to Bhakarwadi What Goes Into Making the Perfect Maharashtrian Faral For Diwali

Would You Choose to Eat the Fluffiest Omelette from Japan?


Eggs are an integral part of our diet, they can be cooked in a variety of fun and creative ways and are enjoyed any time of the day, be it lunch, snack-time or breakfast.
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Would You Choose to Eat the Fluffiest Omelette from Japan?

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Diet Dilemmas: What Happens When You Cut Carbs from Your Diet?


The significance of a balanced diet can never be over-emphasised. A range of non-communicable, lifestyle diseases can be avoided only if our daily nutritional requirements are adequately met and if we dedicate some time to regular exercising.
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Diet Dilemmas: What Happens When You Cut Carbs from Your Diet?

World Obesity Day: 5 Diet Tips to Maintain Healthy Weight


Obesity is one of the emerging concerns that has been linked to a number of diseases including heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. Obesity is a result of an unhealthy lifestyle including sedentary work-life, lack of physical activity, and consumption of unhealthy food among other things.
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World Obesity Day: 5 Diet Tips to Maintain Healthy Weight

Welcome Your Guests in Style; Get Diwali-Ready With these Super Tips


Diwali is just around the corner and millions of Indians across the globe are gearing up to celebrate this five day long fiesta with their family and friends. This year Diwali will fall on 19th October, 2017, followed by Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj on 20th and 21st October, 2017 respectively.
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Welcome Your Guests in Style; Get Diwali-Ready With these Super Tips

6 Most Romantic Restaurants in PuneThat Offer a Memorable Experience


You don't really need an occasion or an excuse to take your partner out on a romantic get away.
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6 Most Romantic Restaurants in PuneThat Offer a Memorable Experience

Does Honey Never Spoil?


The beautiful golden sweetener – honey is often regarded as a miracle liquid.
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Does Honey Never Spoil?

Apple Fruit Benefits: 8 Incredible Health Benefits of Apple That You May Not Have Known


They are delicious, they are nutritious and a handful may even help keep doctor away. The season of apples is here and we can’t wait to have our fill of these juicy and crunchy wonders.
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Apple Fruit Benefits: 8 Incredible Health Benefits of Apple That You May Not Have Known

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child, from India to Uganda


I was interviewing and photographing a group of activist girls in Kampala, Uganda. Many were daughters of sex workers, all of whom are denied access to schooling.
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Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child, from India to Uganda

The Food Pyramid: Should You Follow the Pyramid Theory to Plan Your Daily Diet?


The Food Pyramid has served as one of the key tools in designing a balanced meal plan for many years now.
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The Food Pyramid: Should You Follow the Pyramid Theory to Plan Your Daily Diet?

Power Diet for Quick Weight Loss by an Expert Dietitian


It might be a cliché to say that “health is wealth” or “we are what we eat” but these are golden rules to live by and hold true, especially today.
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Power Diet for Quick Weight Loss by an Expert Dietitian

Bengaluru Loves These Beautiful Rose Cookies and You Will Too!


Achappam, Gulabi Puvvlu or simply Rose cookies, call them whatever you feel like but if you were born down South you are bound to have pleasant childhood memories of your mother or grandmother making these beautiful looking cookies at home to celebrate festive occasions, especially Christmas.
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Bengaluru Loves These Beautiful Rose Cookies and You Will Too!

Fruits for Anaemia: Load Up on these 6 Fruits to Boost Your Haemoglobin


If you have been quite pale and lost the 'glow' on you face, there is chance you are suffering from a common blood disorder known as Anaemia. This is a condition where your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin.
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Fruits for Anaemia: Load Up on these 6 Fruits to Boost Your Haemoglobin

5 Foods You Must Avoid Before Work Out


About to go for an intense workout? Make sure you are well-fed before going forth. The snacks before and after a workout session play a crucial part in your fitness ambitions and starving yourself before a workout is one of the biggest blunders you could be committing.
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5 Foods You Must Avoid Before Work Out

8 Quick Oat Recipes: From Oats Uttapam to Oats Kheer and More!


Many health experts have suggested consuming oats, especially in the morning for a healthy start. They are rich in soluble fiber that helps increase intestinal transit time and glucose absorption.
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8 Quick Oat Recipes: From Oats Uttapam to Oats Kheer and More!

Diwali 2017: The Khilone or the Sugar Toys of Diwali and its Sweet Little Place in Traditional Diwali Celebrations


The nation is gearing up to celebrate Diwali 2017. This year Diwali would be celebrated on the 19th October 2017. With less than a week remaining for the festival, one can't help but notice the festive spirit that has taken over the air already.
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Diwali 2017: The Khilone or the Sugar Toys of Diwali and its Sweet Little Place in Traditional Diwali Celebrations

6 Best Cooking Oils for People With Diabetes


There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to the type of cooking oil that you should use for daily use and especially if you are suffering from a lifestyle disease like heart trouble or diabetes where your diet plays a major role in managing the ailment.
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6 Best Cooking Oils for People With Diabetes

Monday, 9 October 2017

Post Workout Muscle Soreness? Battle it Naturally and Bounce Back, Here's How


Ever heard of DOMS? Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness might not be a popular topic of conversation but believe us, at some point in time most of us must have gone through it. DOMS is described as a condition wherein the muscles are sore and stiff after a highly exerting or strenuous physical activity.
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Post Workout Muscle Soreness? Battle it Naturally and Bounce Back, Here's How

6 Brilliant Mug Recipes for a Lazy Day


Your favourite coffee mug can be used for much more than brewing a hot cuppa.
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6 Brilliant Mug Recipes for a Lazy Day

7-Day Diwali Diet to Shine This Festive Season


Diwali, the biggest of all festivals is around the corner, time to bring out those lovely clothes that you have been dying to flaunt. Oops! They are a tad tight.
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7-Day Diwali Diet to Shine This Festive Season

World Mental Health Day 2017: How Food Therapy May Help Promote Mental Health


Mental Health conditions like depression, anxiety, mood swings, and stress have become common issues today, given the fast paced and stressful lives we lead. These mental disorders not only have an impact on our ability to work productively, but also ruin our social and personal lives.
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World Mental Health Day 2017: How Food Therapy May Help Promote Mental Health

6 Impressive Health Benefits of Eating Curd (Yogurt) Daily


A bowl of fresh, creamy and homemade yogurt is one of the simplest food joys.
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6 Impressive Health Benefits of Eating Curd (Yogurt) Daily

Does Drinking Water Cure Hiccups? De-Bunking the Myth!


It may not be deadly or fatal, but hiccups surely make for the most annoying condition one can go through. The first few times seem okay, but a continuous bout of hiccuping can be quite an uncomfortable experience.
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Does Drinking Water Cure Hiccups? De-Bunking the Myth!

'Padmavati' Trailer Release: Here's Proving That the Star Cast Likes to Indulge in All Things Yummy


Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati is out with its official trailer today creating a wave of excitement among Indian cinema lovers. The movie stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.
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'Padmavati' Trailer Release: Here's Proving That the Star Cast Likes to Indulge in All Things Yummy

Sunday, 8 October 2017

5 Ingenious Ways to Cook With Vegetable and Fruit Peels


It is a known fact that vegetables and fruits are healthy foods and should be included in our daily diet. They are not only tasty but also provide us with important nutrient intake on a daily basis.
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5 Ingenious Ways to Cook With Vegetable and Fruit Peels

Diwali Special: How to Use Edible Silver and Gold to Make Festive Delicacies


With the advent of the festive season, sweet shops are flooded with various mithais and treats that are decorated beautifully and make for perfect gifting options.
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Diwali Special: How to Use Edible Silver and Gold to Make Festive Delicacies

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Meet the First Transgender Judge in India


Her eyes are lined with kohl. Long gold earrings dangling on the ears and the intricate gold necklace around the neck match the striking black and golden sari she wears. After years of hiding her identity, 29-year-old Joyita Mondal is no longer afraid to stand out in a crowd.
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Meet the First Transgender Judge in India

Paneer Chaman: How To Make This Vegetarian Delight From Kashmir At Home


Regarded as paradise on the earth, Kashmir also offers a plethora of rich food delicacies.
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Paneer Chaman: How To Make This Vegetarian Delight From Kashmir At Home

Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study


According to a latest study, those with deficiency in calcium in their blood are on a higher risk of experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) than those with optimal levels. Calcium plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and joints, strong teeth and healthy blood vessels.
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Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

Karwa Chauth Moon Rise Time Today: Karva Chauth Muhurat Timing, Puja Vidhi and Vrat  


Married women across India are gearing up to celebrate Karwachauth on 8th October 2017. Tjis year the moon rise time is 8:27 p.m.
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Karwa Chauth Moon Rise Time Today: Karva Chauth Muhurat Timing, Puja Vidhi and Vrat  

Friday, 6 October 2017

The Clever Gut Diet: Understanding How Your Health is Closely Linked to Your Gut


"Listen to your gut." There is a reason why people often establish a link between the brain and the gut.
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The Clever Gut Diet: Understanding How Your Health is Closely Linked to Your Gut

Karwa Chauth 2017: 5 Natural Ways to Help Darken Your Mehendi (Henna)


Karwa Chauth is approaching and married Hindu women are gearing up for the big day as they observe the nirjala fast for the longevity of their husbands. Karwa Chauth will fall on 8th October this year.
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Karwa Chauth 2017: 5 Natural Ways to Help Darken Your Mehendi (Henna)

Bengali Wedding Ritual: The Final Send Off Feast for the Bride and Groom


The wedding season has finally arrived. Indian weddings are both elaborate and diverse.
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Bengali Wedding Ritual: The Final Send Off Feast for the Bride and Groom

Chef Movie Release: 5 Foodie Secrets of Saif Ali Khan You May Not Have Known


Saif Ali Khan's 'Chef' hits theatres today, and fans can't wait to see him reprise the role of John Favreau in the 2014 American comedy-drama film by the same name. Chef is the official remake of the movie by the same name starring John Favreu, Robert Downey Jr.
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Chef Movie Release: 5 Foodie Secrets of Saif Ali Khan You May Not Have Known

Festive Special: How to Make Meethe Chawal


The festival season is the favourite time of the year, when there are celebrations everywhere and delicious traditional delicacies to make the whole experience even more memorable. One such dish that commonly features during Indian festivities is Meethe Chawal or sweet rice.
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Festive Special: How to Make Meethe Chawal

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Karwa Chauth 2017: Why You Shouldn't Break Your Fast with Fried Foods and Caffeinated Drinks


Karwa Chauth is just around the corner and many Indian married women are gearing up to observe a nirjala fast to bless their husbands with a long and prosperous life. Karva Chauth will be celebrated on 8th October 2017.
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Karwa Chauth 2017: Why You Shouldn't Break Your Fast with Fried Foods and Caffeinated Drinks

Late Night Snacks: 6 Healthy Options to Satisfy Hunger Pangs


Munching on late night snacks may not be the best thing to do when watching your calories, but when the hunger pangs kick in, there's no respite. This is the time when you grab anything that catches your interest, particularly junk food.
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Late Night Snacks: 6 Healthy Options to Satisfy Hunger Pangs

Heres How Naga Chaitanya Keeps So Fit Without Compromising on Good Food


Naga Chaitanya or Chay as he is fondly known as in the film industry, makes your heart flutter every time he comes on screen.
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Heres How Naga Chaitanya Keeps So Fit Without Compromising on Good Food

Needed: A “Men Against Gun Violence” Campaign


Again. Worse than ever.  A horrifying mass murder by a lone killer. This time in Las Vegas. Republicans call for improved mental health screenings. Democrats revive demands for tighter gun control. Sure, fine; have at it.
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Needed: A “Men Against Gun Violence” Campaign

Cutting Off These 5 Foods From Your Diet May Make You Gain Weight!


Losing weight is a strenuous process. The best way to do so is to switch to a healthy and strict diet plan along with a regular exercise regime but this may not be as easy as it seems.
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Cutting Off These 5 Foods From Your Diet May Make You Gain Weight!

Heard of Craft Chocolates? Go Artisanal This Festive Season


Chocolates are often dubbed as the food of the Gods, and we couldn't agree more! Chocolates and celebrations go hand in hand.
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Heard of Craft Chocolates? Go Artisanal This Festive Season

Bhramari Pranayam: How to Practice the Yogic Humming Breath


Breathing lies at the core of human existence. As much as breathing is essential for human survial, the correct way of doing it is also equally important.
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Bhramari Pranayam: How to Practice the Yogic Humming Breath

Paniyaram or Paddu, the Popular South Indian Snack You Need to Bite Into


South Indian cuisine is extensive, to say the least. There are so many regional delicacies that discovering a new recipe every other day is not surprising.
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Paniyaram or Paddu, the Popular South Indian Snack You Need to Bite Into

Diwali 2017: 10 Best Barfi Recipes


Diwali 2017 is right round the corner, and preparations have already started for one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar. The 'festival of lights' is also the time when delicious Indian traditional delicacies are prepared in every household, particularly sweets or mithai.
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Diwali 2017: 10 Best Barfi Recipes

Why Do Newly-Wed Brides Throw Rice During Their Vidai


The wedding season is here. Indian weddings are nothing short of a spectacle, the preparations for which begin days in advance.
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Why Do Newly-Wed Brides Throw Rice During Their Vidai

Interesting Godh Bharai (Baby Shower) Food Rituals From Across the Country


In India, pregnancy is celebrated with much grandeur and the grand party organized before the advent of the baby includes various Indian customs and rituals that are followed in different regions. This party-of-sorts is known as Godh Bharai or commonly called the Baby Shower.
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Interesting Godh Bharai (Baby Shower) Food Rituals From Across the Country

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Empowering Women in Business: Feat. Megan Robbins of Wishlets

At Be Prepared Period, we’re all about empowering girls and women. And whether that means sharing information that helps them to have better periods, healthier routines, or happier lives, it all factors into a well rounded, positive life. As women, so much of what we decide to do with our lives is dictated by the […]
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6 Herbs for Fast Metabolism, Rev it Up Naturally!


Most of us have struggled with losing weight at some point, that struggle can be a result of anything - an unhealthy lifestyle, lack of regular exercising, a bad diet or simply a sluggish metabolism.
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6 Herbs for Fast Metabolism, Rev it Up Naturally!

83-year Old Meenakshi Meyappan Serves Fantastic Chettinad Food at a Palatial Home


Most people hit retirement mode as they enter the sixties. Not 83-year old Mrs. Meenakshi Meyappan.
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83-year Old Meenakshi Meyappan Serves Fantastic Chettinad Food at a Palatial Home

Get Glowing Naturally: 7 Kitchen Ingredients That Will be Your Best Friends for the Wedding Season


Wedding season is just around the corner and we can sense the excitement in the air.
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Get Glowing Naturally: 7 Kitchen Ingredients That Will be Your Best Friends for the Wedding Season

Cheese Dosa, Pasta Dosa and More: This Mumbai Eatery is a True Haven For All Dosa Lovers


Even if you aren't well versed with the plethora of food South India offers, there is no way you wouldn't have heard of the famous 'Dosa'. The delicious crepe-like dish served with sambar and coconut chutney is an instant mood lifter.
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Cheese Dosa, Pasta Dosa and More: This Mumbai Eatery is a True Haven For All Dosa Lovers

10 Best Gourmet Recipes


"There is no sincerer love than the love of food", and we couldn't agree more with George Bernard Shaw whose quote is famously used by food lovers across the globe. Food has the power to not only nourish one's soul but also bring people together.
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10 Best Gourmet Recipes

Ayurveda for Asthma: 5 Effective Home Remedies To Control Symptoms of Asthma


Asthma is a chronic lung disorder which is caused due to inflammation in the airways. The airways become narrower and are filled with mucus, blocking the airflow which then results in short gasping breaths, recurring periods of wheezing, coughing and chest tightness.
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Ayurveda for Asthma: 5 Effective Home Remedies To Control Symptoms of Asthma

What Goes into the Making of Lucknow's Famous Tokri (Basket) Chaat?


Lucknow maybe famously known as the 'city of Nawabs' but for food lovers, it is the ultimate hub to savour spice loaded kebabs, aromatic biryanis, and chat-pata chaats, among other lip-smacking delicacies. It is a food lover's paradise.
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What Goes into the Making of Lucknow's Famous Tokri (Basket) Chaat?

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

6 Food and Diet Tips to Increase Sperm Count


Parenthood is something that not just the mother needs to get ready for, fathers have an equally important role to play. Infertility is on the rise in modern India.
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6 Food and Diet Tips to Increase Sperm Count

11 Diet Tips to Relieve Constipation and Improve Bowl Movements


Remember 'Piku'? The movie threw light on the cause of common anxiety and tension among many Indian families – constipation and irregular bowel movement.
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11 Diet Tips to Relieve Constipation and Improve Bowl Movements

Here's Why Turmeric (Haldi) is Used in Indian Wedding Celebrations


The wedding season is here and there's a lot of excitement in the air. Indian weddings are full of many colourful and traditional rituals and ceremonies. A common pre-wedding ceremony followed by many is the 'Haldi' ceremony, also known as Tel Baan or Manjha ceremony.
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Here's Why Turmeric (Haldi) is Used in Indian Wedding Celebrations

13 Grand Indian Thalis You Need to Try At Least Once in Your Life


Of all the traditional feasts in India, a thali makes for the perfect assortment of delicious regional dishes on a single platter. The quintessential Indian thali is more like a cultural exploration and makes for a complete meal in itself.
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13 Grand Indian Thalis You Need to Try At Least Once in Your Life

Ayurveda For Stamina: 5 Herbs You Must Take To Increase Energy Levels


In our fast paced urban lifestyle, where professional and social commitments weigh heavy over quiet time for oneself, it is natural to feel drained and energy less. An unhealthy diet and inactive lifestyle can also hamper the ability to sustain stamina.
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Ayurveda For Stamina: 5 Herbs You Must Take To Increase Energy Levels

Diwali 2017: Make This Diwali Diabetic-Friendly With These Sugar Free Sweets


Diwali is just around the corner. This year, Diwali falls on 19th October 2017. Diwali is commemorated to celebrate the homecoming of Lord Rama with his wife Sita and brother Laxmana, after 14 years of exile.
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Diwali 2017: Make This Diwali Diabetic-Friendly With These Sugar Free Sweets

Karachi Halwa or Bombay Halwa, a Sinful and Nutty Treat for Sweet Lovers


Talk about Indian desserts, and halwa is sure to find a mention in some part of the conversation. There are probably as many kinds of halwa in the Sub-continent as there are parathas or biryanis.
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Karachi Halwa or Bombay Halwa, a Sinful and Nutty Treat for Sweet Lovers

Monday, 2 October 2017

What ADHD Looks Like, and What It Doesn’t


Debate captain, model UN delegate, editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, and female. Does this sound like someone who has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), to you? Most people would say “No.” Maybe that’s why I went undiagnosed for 17 years.
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What ADHD Looks Like, and What It Doesn’t

How to Cook Mushrooms: From Morels to Portobello and Shiitake


I've never been able to turn down a mushroom dish yet. I love the deep earthiness of the portobello, the blushing sweetness of the enoki, the woodiness of the morel.
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How to Cook Mushrooms: From Morels to Portobello and Shiitake

Autumn Special: How to Make Noodle Soups Like a Pro


One of the most exhilarating consequences of travel is the discovery of food - fresh ingredients, intriguing food markets, quaint restaurants, and of course, delicious new dishes. Most recently, I journeyed through Japan, and found myself falling desperately for ramen.
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Autumn Special: How to Make Noodle Soups Like a Pro

How to Make the Best Uthappams at Home


I still remember quick family meals at Sarvana Bhavan as a child. At a time when dining out was not a frequent affair, Saravana Bhavan was reserved for those quick meals or when you had unexpected guests.
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How to Make the Best Uthappams at Home

Sunday, 1 October 2017

World Vegetarian Day: 5 Reasons Why Vegetarianism May Help You Live a Longer Life


It is recently that vegetarianism has come in the spotlight considering people, especially the ones who wish to lose weight have realized that including vegetarian foods in the daily diet can actually have quite some health benefits.
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World Vegetarian Day: 5 Reasons Why Vegetarianism May Help You Live a Longer Life

6 Interesting Ways to Include Dates (Khajur) in Your Diet


They are sticky, chewy, sweet and are considered as superfoods; dates are power-packed with health promoting nutrients. They may have a significant role to play during Ramadan and Eid, but you can load up on these delights anytime of the day.
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6 Interesting Ways to Include Dates (Khajur) in Your Diet