An artist’s food-porn illustrations that Instagrammers would be jealous of

While visiting her sister in the UAE almost six years ago, Yasra Khoker was inspired by her niece and nephew. She liked the way they would spend hours after school copying pictures of dishes that appeared on menu leaflets. When Khoker returned to India, she began doing something similar. Trained as an interior designer, Khoker had already been sketching for over 15 years. “Even while growing up in (the) UAE, during family get-togethers, we would sit and sketch and make magazines and select stickers for our drawings,” said the 32-year-old,…

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Honor 7X to Be an Amazon-Exclusive in India, Registrations Now Open

HIGHLIGHTS Honor 7X has now been listed on Amazon India Amazon India is offering prizes to select registrants The availability would set for January 8 Honor 7X will be launched in India in December as the company begins its renewed efforts to get to the top slot in the Indian smartphone market. The company has promised that the Honor 7X price in India will be ‘unbeatable’, and it has now emerged that the handset will be launched an Amazon-exclusive in India, at least online. Honor 7X has been listed on Amazon India as an…

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Food Combinations: Should You be Pairing Curd with Fish?

What you eat matters a great deal but how you plan your meals holds greater significance. It is understood that many nutrients simply pass through the body without getting absorbed in the absence of another supporting micronutrient. Minerals, vitamins, nutrients and enzymes always work in tandem with each other to give our body a holistic nutritive supply. At times two such agents react in a way that may cause irritation or discomfort in the body. This piece – one out of many in the series of our planned articles on food…

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Forgetting things but unaware of it? You may be at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian researchers have found that although memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, it is those who are unaware of the problem that are more likely to go on to develop the condition. Carried out by researchers at Ontario’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the new study is believed to be the largest of its kind on illness awareness, looking at data on 1,062 people. Earlier research said that menopause could trigger Alzheimer’s, but a diet rich in antioxidants could help. Participants were aged 55 to 90,…

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Diabetic senior citizens need to be cautious. They are at increased risk of fracture

The deadly disease, diabetes, is on a rise in India. If your parents or grandparents are suffering from it, take note. “Fracture in older adults with Type-2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the ageing of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes,” said lead author of the study Elizabeth Samelson of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, US. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found older adults withType-2 diabetes had deficits in cortical bone –…

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You’ll Be Drinking This Apple Pie Vodka All Season

Let’s face it: plain vodka is the worst. I don’t mean to be a hater, but even when masked with juice or soda, it makes everything taste like, well, vodka. Until now! We’ve got the greatest (and easiest) solution for turning this un-spirited spirit into the greatest mixer of all time. In a mere 24 hours, you can transform your boring booze into a lit, autumnal treat that friends and family will love. And making it couldn’t be simpler. Add sliced apples, lemons, and two cinnamon sticks to a large…

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Award winning ‘Kanyashree Project’ to be included in school curriculum: WBBSE

Mamta Banerjee’s ‘Kanyashree’ project will soon be included in the school curriculum by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE). A senior WBBSE official told PTI, “The process to include ‘Kanyashree’ project in our curriculum is going on. We are awaiting for the final approval from the government.” Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had in June said, “Our government wants to let the future generation to be aware about the path breaking ‘Kanayshree’ project and how it received award from the UN Assistant Secretary General at the World Forum, The…

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Here’s Why Your Salad May Not Be The Most Healthy Meal of Your Day

Opting to go light and healthy? Think your healthy plate of salad is the best bet to keep all the unhealthy carbs and fats at bay? Think again. Yes, a generous helping of greens and vegetables is surely low in calories and provides a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, but the fattening dressings and toppings tossed with your leafy greens can instead make your healthy meal of the day a feast of calories and fats! Here’s how. Now we all know the importance of loading up on healthy and leafy greens daily; they are a powerhouse…

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Can New Look’s fall out of fashion be fixed?

when New Look founder Tom Singh opened the doors of his first shop in Taunton in 1969, he did so with a rag-trader’s self-confidence in picking best sellers. Over the years he has put the fashion chain’s rise in popularity down to his instinct for picking fashion winners and overhauling supply chains in Asia, which meant he got his trend-led clothes on shop shelves faster than his rivals. In short, New Look was the original fast-fashion pioneer. However, last week the chain Singh started reported its fifth quarter of poor sales,…

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Alert! UGC NET 2017 official notification to be out today at cbsenet.nic.in

After a long wait, the official notification for UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) November exam will be released today, on August 4. The exam will be conducted on November 5. Official notification for UGC NET November 2017 to be out today After a long wait, the official notification for University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) November exam will be released today, on August 4, by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). All those candidates who are interested in appearing for the exam are required to keep a…

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