Navratri 2017: 5 Tasty Kuttu Recipes That You Can Savour at Home During Fast (Vrat)!

One of the most awaited festivals is just around the corner and all Hindus across India are gearing up to celebrate the nine-day long festival of Navratri which is slated to begin 21st September and will end on 29th September, 2017. While we welcome Goddess Durga, many people would be observing the Navratri fast (Vrat) for nine long days to attain blessings from the deity. It is imperative to eat simple food. One of the most commonly used foods during fasting is buckwheat or Kuttu ka Atta that is used to prepare Satvik foods…

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vivo X20 to come with Snapdragon 660, blazing fast Face Unlock

The upcoming vivo X20 will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset and offer facial recognition that will be able to unlock the device within 0.1s. vivo itself confirmed the Face Wake (as it calls it) feature officially through a teaser on its Weibo account while the chipset comes by way of a leaked image showing the phone in the wild.   vivo X20 Face Unlock and Snapdragon 660 This clears the air as to the differences between the vivo V7+, which was officially announced yesterday, and the X20. The V7+ uses a Snapdragon…

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Eat only two meals a day, fast overnight, and enjoy a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Choosing the right times to eat during the day is a winning strategy when it comes to avoiding weight gain, according to a study carried out by researchers at Loma Linda University in the USA. Data gathered from 50,660 healthy adults aged over 30 revealed four factors associated with a decrease in BMI: eating only one or two meals per day; maintaining an overnight fast of up to 18 hours; eating breakfast instead of skipping it; and making breakfast or lunch the largest meal of the day. Earlier research too…

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Fast fashion talk

The planet is paying a shockingly high cost for cheap disposable fashion and travellers contribute quite a bit to it I recently discovered how foolish it is to assume that all long-term travellers are environmentally conscious people. It is ideal to assume that that is the case because they carry and own less, they also generate less trash. But that myth was shattered when I heard from one of them, their tactics on how to manage clothes during long-term travel. Buy cheap clothes that could be discarded after three months…

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Designer duo Spunky Bruiser turning fast fashion on its head

PHOTO: Designer Christian Olea collecting pieces for Spunky Bruiser’s custom order. (ABC News: Claudia Chiu) RELATED STORY: Australia’s obsession with new clothes hurting the environment RELATED STORY: The home sewers saying no to fast fashion MAP: Sydney 2000 Designers Bex Frost and Christian Olea turn discarded tapestries and other recycled materials into stylish, tailored streetwear for their sustainable clothing label Spunky Bruiser. They trawl Sydney’s op shops picking out pieces to use for their custom-made clothing. “Rather than buying things in bulk, we actually select each piece with purpose,” Bex says. “We try to do everything…

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How To Quit Fast Fashion And Fall Back In Love With Your Wardrobe

I love fashion, but I hate the industry. There are so many problems with fast fashion. Alongside being one of the most polluting industries in the world, it’s also responsible for the exploitation of children and other ethically dubious practices. The more I learn about fast fashion, the more I know I should be buying from ethical brands; brands that are committed to the planet, and improving the lives of the people and animals who inhabit it. Quality clothing costs more because it’s designed and made with care. So, when…

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Why resistance to antibiotics is fast becoming a big killer

Is antibiotic resistance a threat to surgical outcome? A retrospective study by AIIMSon 100 infants who underwent heart surgeries at the institute from June 2015 to June 2016 suggests so. Cardiac surgeons have found that 16 children developed hospital-acquired infection, which led to longer hospital stay and need for ICU support than those who didn’t. Also, of those who acquired infection, three died due to sepsis. Dr Shiv Kumar Choudhary, additional professor of cardiac surgery at AIIMS, said Klebsiella was the most common cause of hospital-acquired infection. It is a…

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Can A Drive-Thru Salad Bar Change Fast Food Forever?

The pioneers of the “fast-casual” restaurant world—including Shake Shack and Chipotle—still lack one staple ingredient of the classic fast-food dining experience: A drive-thru window. Enter Salad and Go, a restaurant chain based in Arizona that is selling healthy meals for less than $6 from a traditional drive-thru window. “We kept saying over and over again, why can’t I just get something great tasting and good for you with the same convenience, speed, and price of traditional drive-thru fast food?” says Roushan Christofellis, who founded the chain in 2013. So, the…

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Modern lifestyle, fast food and pollution causing 40% child cancer rise

Doctors tackling rising cancer rates in children are ‘fighting a losing battle’ because of modern lifestyle factors like fast food and pollution, a Bristol professor fears. Growing numbers of young people are being diagnosed with cancer because of damage caused by environmental factors like junk food. The Children with Cancer UK charity studied official statistics to reveal 40 per cent more young people are being diagnosed with variations of the illness than 16 years ago, with 1,300 more cases every year than in 1998. A University of Bristol professor, Dr Denis…

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