Bengali Deviled Eggs or Dimer Devil, an Absolute Treat for Meat Lovers

With Durga Puja right round the corner, food lovers are already gearing up for their favourite puja feasting while hopping different pandals in their city. Bengali cuisineneeds no introduction as there are various Bengali eateries that have been providing a delectable range of delicacies to the residents for years. From Luchi-Kosha Mangshoand Bhapa Ilish to Mutton Chops, Mishti Doi, Puchka, Fish Kabiraji and other treats, there are many delicious dishes to savour to one’s heart content. And one such all-time popular snack that is available not just during the puja season but all-year around is Deviled Egg or Dimer…

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Kozhakattai or Modakam: Lord Ganesha’s Favourite Ladoos from Tamil Nadu

Modak can aptly be called the Indian version of sweet dumpling. These are prepared and relished with great enthusiasm all across the country and assume great significance during the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. The deity’s love for these sweet treats are well documented in Hindu mythological scriptures. South Indian desserts are revered and loved around the country, especially during festivities. The unique flavours and the prerequisite use of coconut give the essence of an authentic South Indian sweet. One of the most popular and traditional desserts from Tamil Nadu…

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8 Ways to Spruce Up Foods Using Hung Curd or Greek Yogurt

Curd is a staple in most Indian households and a versatile condiment used in numerous delicacies. Similarly, hung curd is one of the most common condiments to be used and makes for a great substitute to most of the cream-based foods. Also known as Greek Yogurt, hung curd is nothing but curd; the only difference is the whey (water) of the curd is drained completely to make hung curd. The yogurt is kept in a muslin cloth and tied tightly and hung off the wall to let all the water drain…

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Active or Passive Smoking May Lead to Cancer of the Voice Box

                    Smoking kills. Period. This habit is one of the major causes of death worldwide, and the numbers are only increasing day by day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco use nearly kills six million people worldwide each year. A severe consequence of smoking is cancer, which can be of different types such as lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas and stomach. Laryngeal cancer is the cancer arising in the larynx, or the “voice box”, the…

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TBI Blogs: Do You Think Diabetes or Heart Disease Is A “Genetic Problem”? You Need to Read This!

Everyone needs to understand that our genes are just one factor, one cog in the wheel that takes us hurtling towards the path of lifestyle disease-dom. Kavita Devgan explores the multiple factors that cause lifestyle diseases, and how to overcome them. Most of the time, we conveniently blame our genes for any health disorder that affects us. “Oh, both my aunts have diabetes, so I knew I would get it too,” a 35-year-old professional told me just last week. In fact, I hear this – or a variation of it – all the time….

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Will FDA Guidance, Or Lack Thereof, Affect Food And Beverage Litigation?

With the number of class action lawsuits brought against food and beverage manufacturers over allegedly poor labeling and marketing on the rise, companies and their attorneys are looking for more guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But would more guidance, guidelines, rules and regulations, or better enforcement, slow the surge? A spokeswoman for the FDA told Legal Newsline that the agency does not track class action lawsuits filed against food and drug makers. “It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure their food is safe and properly…

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Is your mason or mechanic a woman?

In Kerala, women are wielding wrenches and tube-cutters as plumbers. They’re climbing electric poles to check on the wires in Maharashtra. And they’re helping build, as trained masons, in Kashmir. “We never used to have women training for jobs as electricians and diesel mechanics. Now we do. I am happy about this transformation,” says Lok Pal, principal at the government-run Industrial Training Institute, Pusa, in Delhi. “A major change has been the admission of girls and women in the auto body paint and repair course. This was an all-boys class…

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Delhi Fog or Smog? Apps, Websites, and Gadgets to Monitor Air Quality Around You

There’s no easy way to put this – Delhi air quality is at an all-time low. Even other big cities – the likes of Mumbai, and Kolkata – only fare better because of the high levels of Delhi smog. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 36 percent and 27 percent of deaths owing to lung cancer and heart disease, respectively, can be attributed to air pollution. And with the winter properly here, it’s not going to get better soon. We’ve previously written about low-tech and high-tech ways to combat…

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These simple lifestyle changes can prevent or slow Alzheimer’s

n estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, 5.2 million of them are age 65 or older. The disease will escalate as baby boomers get older, with a projected 13.8 million afflicted by 2050. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. As a scientist who works to better understand this and other neurodegenerative disorders, I know the personal toll these incurable diseases take on families. But there is good news not only in current research for a cure, but also in…

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Being a scout or guide shields you from anxiety and mood disorders: Study

As well as knowing how to tie knots, read a map, put up a tent and start a fire, a new study reveals that being in the scouts or guides during childhood also prepares your mind for the future.Researchers at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow led by Chris Dibben analyzed data from almost 10,000 people from the UK born in 1958. They discovered that those that had been in either the Boy Scouts or the Girl Guides as children (28% of the sample) were less likely (by as much…

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