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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Navratri 2017 Special: What is Sabudana Made of?

Come Navratri or any other Indian festival where devotees observe a fast, sabudanabecomes an essential ingredient during the fasting period. The little sabudana pearls can be cooked in myriad ways to create lip-smacking dishes that not just provide essential energy during fasting, but also with flavours to relish inspite of following a restricted diet. No Navratri is complete without savouring sabudana khichdi or sabudana vadas along with family and friends. Spiked with a handful of aromatic spices, fresh herbs and crunchy nuts, these treats are immensely relishing. Since whole grains are not allowed during the fasting period, so the question…

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Government of Singapore plans to establish Skill Centre at Guwahati

A Skill Centre will soon be coming up in Guwahati as the government of Singapore is planning to set up the same. The centre will cater to the entire North-Eastern region. This was stated here by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh after a meeting with a high-level delegation represented by the High Commissioner of Singapore, Lim Thuan Kuan here yesterday. Area of interest  The Indian…

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7 types of Idlis you should know about before visiting South India

1. Simply delicious! Idli is one of the most popular breakfasts in South Indian households. Idli contains no fat, no saturated fat and no cholesterol. They are quite filling, nutritious and must be included by all weight-watchers in their diet. These healthy idli recipes will help you flatten your belly while satisfying your tastebuds at the same time.These are made in different ways, each differ in portion of rice, semolina, yogurt and spices. Here are 7 interesting varieties of idli that are easy-to-make, low in calories and absolutely delicious : 2. Vegetable…

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Life Beyond Fiery Red Fish Curries: A Discovery of Konkan Food

I  had recently gone to the newly opened Toast and Tonic restaurant at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). One of the dishes that I tried from Chef Manu Chandra’s menu was the Poached Shrimp in a Kokum and Coconut Broth. The dish really stood out in terms of the texture of the shrimp. It was neither over-done, nor raw. The shrimp had a buttery taste which was balanced beautifully by the contrasting sharpness of the tangy kokum and coconut broth. As a dish it seemed very different from anything that I had…

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Repast lives: a history of food photography – in pictures

In this taster from her new book Feast for the Eyes, curator and writer Susan Bright brings into focus the rich history of food in pictures. From Man Ray to Cindy Sherman and Martin Parr, it is an artful exploration of how the edible vastly exceeds the simple things we put on our plates. Anna Wilkins Friday 8 September 2017 11.42 BSTLast modified on Friday 8 September 2017 18.24 BST Nickolas Muray, Lemonade and Fruit Salad, McCall’s magazine, ca. 1943; from Feast for the Eyes (Aperture, 2017). Photograph: Nickolas Muray/Aperture.org FacebookTwitterPinterest Nobuyoshi Araki, Colourscapes,…

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Best PDF editors of 2017: Reviewed and rated

Though it’s nearly 25 years old, the PDF may be more useful than ever in our increasingly multi-device, cross-platform world. Much of the time you can get by with a free PDF reader to review and comment on these files. But inevitably, particularly in a business setting, you’ll need edit a PDF file and that usually requires upgrading to a premium PDF editor. Historically, Adobe Acrobat has been the best option, but it has also been the most expensive, often putting it out of reach of individuals and small businesses….

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Like Chhaunk and Cheese: The ongoing revival of French food and restaurants in India invites a comparison between these two great cuisines

Years ago, Paris-based filmmaker and novelist Vijay Singh recalls taking an Indian friend to a dinner at a French friend’s house. “When the main dish arrived, I turned to him and asked, ‘Is the steak okay for you?’ He smiled and said, ‘Excellent’. A minute later, he muttered from behind his napkin, ‘Rest is fine, it just needs a little chhaunk’” (an Indian mode of tempering to release the flavours of spices). This delightful little anecdote illustrates how differently French and Indians view food. At first look (and taste), the…

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6 Types of Momos We Can’t Wait To Have

Momos are sumptuous dumplings stuffed with a variety of ground meat (mutton, chicken, lamb) or vegetables. It is believed that Momos probably originated in China and passed through Tibet to the Himalayan regions and made a secure spot for themselves on the culinary map of India. These steamed dumplings which have long been a significant part of Tibetan and Nepali cuisines, have gradually garnered many fans across the country. From Delhi to Mumbai and Kolkata to Bengaluru, Momos have successfully invaded restaurants, cafes and street food fare. Such is the…

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Beautiful Romantic Love and Wedding Quotes to Use As Part of Your Wedding Ceremony

Wedding quotes should be romantic and meaningful. You will want to choose quotes that capture the love between you and your spouse. There are literally hundreds of romantic quotes for a wedding so how do you know which ones to use? When it comes to choosing love quotes for wedding vows and so forth, you want to use something meaningful to your relationship. You should think about why you love your partner and what kind of life you want to build together. You might feel overwhelmed, which is why we…

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