Guavas for Weight Loss: How Do Guavas Help you Shed Kilos

Green, crunchy guavas are back in season and we can’t be happier. Freshly cut guavas with a dash of chaat masala can perk up a dull, gloomy day. A host of benefits further makes this fruit a universal favourite. Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health practitioner Shilpa Arora says, “ Guavas are a low GI fruit and do not raise blood sugar levels. It is the best fruit for hormonal imbalances. Diabetics and heart patients can also enjoy this nutrition-packed fruit. Green, crunchy guavas Some of the health benefits of Guava, according to Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Sukhda…

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Neeta Lulla to design outfits for Bharti Singh’s wedding using a fusion theme

National Award winning designer Neeta Lulla is designing wedding outfits for comedienne Bharti Singh, and says she has handpicked the fusion theme. Bharti is all set to marry her long-time beau and writer Haarsh Limbachiyaa in December. The wedding will take place in Goa on December 3. “The theme I have handpicked is fusion and she will resemble the contemporary bride since it’s a destination wedding. Grandeur, colour and quirk are seamlessly blended with culture and heritage in an Indian wedding, we look out to bring the same sentiments in…

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Masking for breath

Last year, Delhi air was so foul that we were set to beat Beijing – up until then the world’s most polluted city – in a battle of breaths. Everyone gasped, choked and then geared up for a tough fight, blasting it with air purifiers and bracing with an assortment of masks. While the purifiers come with many tech specifications, the anti-pollution masks are another ballgame. Because, just wearing a mask, any mask, is not going to help you breathe easy – it has to be the right one. Mumbai-based…

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Love Cornflakes For Breakfast? Here’s How This Crunchy Wonder Was Discovered

It is a global favourite when it comes to breakfast. It is thin, flaky, crunchy and blends well with milk leaving you full and satiated for hours. Yes, you guessed it! We are talking about your favourite corn flakes. Corn flakes makes for one of the most popular snacking options, the hassle-free preparations further add on to its illustrious rep. Ever wondered who came up with the idea of a flaky corn-based breakfast option? Our dear cornflakes were a result of an accident. The popular breakfast cereal made by toasting flakes of corns…

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Horror classic Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth hits GOG with ‘fixes for modern PCs’

Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth is one of the all-time great horror games. It’s also notoriously busted. Buggy even at release, it only got worse in the intervening years as OS upgrades and so on rendered it basically unplayable. The situation deteriorated so much I finally removed Dark Corners of the Earth from PCWorld’s list of the best horror games list this year. Bad timing I guess. Out of nowhere, GOG.com’s put a restored version of Dark Corners of the Earth up for sale on Halloween, promising “fixes for modern computers.” If you buy it (for a mere…

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For baby: Pasta shells with salmon and veggies in a ‘cheats’ cheese sauce

Total time: 0:45 Prep: 0:15 Cook: 0:30 Level: Easy Yield: 6 child portions Ingredients 200 g. skinless, boneless salmon fillet 1 Knob of butter 150 g. mini shell pasta 150 g. broccoli florets 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 200 g. peeled butternut squash, deseeded and diced 250 mL unsalted or weak vegetable stock 200 g. full fat creme fraiche 150 g. cherry tomatoes, halved 50 g. grated parmesan cheese squeeze lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Put the salmon in the centre of a…

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Herbs for Detoxification: Cleanse Your Body from Within

When was the last time you detoxed? If you have been planning to go on a detox diet or cleanse your system by eating light, now is the right time. With the change in season, the body is usually more susceptible to infections and diseases as our immunity is low. Following a controlled diet and including lighter foods can help a great deal in detoxification of the system from impurities. Did you know that herbs are among one of the most effective home remedies for detoxification or boosting digestion? They are loaded with essential…

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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. The celebrations start with Dhanteras on 17th October and 2017, which would be followed by Choti Diwali on 18th October and the Diwali on 19th October, but the celebrations don’t just cease there. Diwali is succeeded by the Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj on 20th and 21st October respectively. Bhai Dooj or Bhau beej is…

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China’s first yoga college begins enrollment for Master’s programme

The India-China Yoga College (ICYC), which comes under China’s Minzu University, has opened enrollment for its new master’s programme. ICYC was jointly set up by Yunnan Minzu University and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in 2015. Students can now sign up for the three-year programme, the first two years of which will be completed in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, and the final year in India, according to Lu Fang, deputy dean on India-China Yoga College (ICYC). Students who complete the programme will receive degree/diplomas from both…

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Diwali 2017: 9 Delicious Diwali Snacks for the Festive Celebrations

One of the biggest festivals in the country, Diwali will be celebrated on 19th October 2017.Like each year, people are gearing up to celebrate the festival with full festive spirit. Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Lord Ram after defeating the demon king Ravana. The festive tradition of decorating the house with multi-coloured rangolis, and multiple lamps and lights not only makes for a pretty visual but also symbolizes the ultimate triumph of good over evil. While Diwali sweets such as Kaju Katli and Soan Papdi and chunky dry fruits are…

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