ANDHERI AIMS FOR A ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE ON I-DAY

Shatadal housing society in Andheri has been successfully composting for three years 50 housing societies were distributed compost tumblers to encourage recycling of waste. As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, 50 societies in Mumbai’s western suburbs pledged to join the fight against city’s mounting waste predicament and vowed to recycle and reduce their waste. Thousands of residents from in and around Andheri gathered at a function in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bacchan, and took it upon themselves to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and rid their…

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Feni: The Famous Cashew Fruit Liquor from Goa You Must try

It wouldn’t be wrong to deem the thriving party capital of the country – Goa – as one of country’s richest culinary hotspots too. An erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa has successfully managed to retain its vintage charm through its local customs and food. And one such Portuguese contribution to the beverages of the subcontinent is Feni. Food historian KT Acharya in his book, A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food, describes Feni as the “Distilled liquour with a distinctive flavour developed in Goa by Catholic monks from the red ‘fruit’of the…

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ANDHERI AIMS FOR A ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE ON I-DAY

50 housing societies were distributed compost tumblers to encourage recycling of waste. As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, 50 societies in Mumbai’s western suburbs pledged to join the fight against city’s mounting waste predicament and vowed to recycle and reduce their waste. Thousands of residents from in and around Andheri gathered at a function in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bacchan, and took it upon themselves to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and rid their surroundings of trash. The cause garnered support from local political parties, with…

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Breastfeeding woman asked to ‘cover up’ in London museum

A woman breastfeeding her one-year-old child was asked to ‘cover up’ her breast in a museum in London even as the World Breastfeeding Week to spread the awareness about the value of breastfeeding for mothers as well as children was being observed across the globe. Instead of bearing that in silence, she took to Twitter to express her amazement. The woman, who posts as @vaguechera on Twitter, said she had “flashed a nanosecond of nipple” in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum’s courtyard when she was told to conceal her breast….

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Hectic lifestyle push Metro Manilans to dine out more

QUICK-SERVE MEALS Diners often consider a restaurant’s accessibility to work and home, fast service and affordable prices when they eat out, a Nielsen survey said. —INQUIRER PHOTO It used to be that eating out was a way of celebrating special occasions.  These days, it has become a routine among Metro Manila consumers who have to contend with a hectic lifestyle and the worsening traffic. Online information on new dining places and food offerings has also fueled this phenomenon, according to the latest report by the market research firm Nielsen, which…

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Yuvraj Singh’s sports lifestyle brand YWC to foray into retail space with first store at Varanasi

New Delhi :   Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s owned sports lifestyle brand YWC shall open up its first brick and mortar store in Varanasi. YWC will also be available through other multi brand outlets in Varanasi, via a shop-in-shop format, the company said. In the online space, the brand is available on Myntra and Jabong besides its own portal www.ywcfashion.com. Part of the product proceeds go to Yuvraj Singh’s Foundation  of cancer awareness – YouWeCan. Jugnoo launches partnership program for B2B products Jugnoo, a hyperlocal startup supported by auto rickshaw…

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Extroverts quicker at picking up a new language than introverts

Researchers examined whether extrovert-introvert tendencies affected English language proficiency among Chinese students in India, and how these traits influenced language learning.(Shutterstock) Extroverts learning a new language may be better at speaking and reading, but introverts are better listeners, scientists have found. Researchers examined whether extrovert-introvert tendencies affected English language proficiency among Chinese students in India, and how these traits influenced language learning. In Chinese culture, students are expected to listen to their teachers attentively, as opposed to Western culture where class participation is encouraged. Some studies have suggested that such…

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How to care for cotton clothes on rainy days

Splurge and splash in cotton clothes during monsoon may not be a good idea. Mud and dirt stain on cotton clothes are hard to remove. The fabric also crinkle and get soiled easily. But cotton clothes are light and most comfortable to wear during hot and humid season. Synthetic fabrics, though dry quickly, tend to stick to your skin when wet. If you choose to wear cotton dresses in the rain, all you need to do is play safe. Here are five simple must-do for your cotton wears. 1 Bright colours can brighten…

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Setting the right example

Teach your children well and show them the way… But, it’s always easier said than done. Bringing up a child in the way he or she should is not an easy thing to do. No matter how much you do or what you do for them, there will always be room for complaint. However, one thing for certain is that parents are the first role models in a child’s life. No matter which school or institute you send your children to, home is the best learning place. So it becomes…

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Scrumptious doggie grub

Keeping a dog is easy because they demand very little. But what should they be fed? Too many people err and then pay thousands of rupees when the dog falls ill. Kidney and liver failure, malnourishment, obesity, tooth decay, allergic reactions are some of the problems that arise from an inadequate diet. The dog needs a healthy meal, not scraps from the family dinner. Give food with ingredients that are balanced with the correct levels of proteins, carbohydrates and a little fat — remember to vary the ingredients. Most dogs…

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