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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10 dishes that you cannot escape at an Indian wedding

1. Scrumptious wedding affair! In India, a wedding is more than the holy union of two people. It is an opportunity to celebrate and indulge. For Indians, no celebration is complete without guests, music, dance, lights, dazzling clothes and the most important of all, loads and loads of scrumptious foods. For the guests too, the first thing that comes in the mind seeing an invitation card is the food. In fact, often the looks of the card is used in gauging the quality of food that is likely to be…

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Bad and boujee: the lifestyle that took over TV

When Donald Glover kicked off a great year for television at the Golden Globes this January, the soundtrack to his success was obvious: “I really want to thank the Migos,” he said as he accepted Atlanta’s award for best TV series – musical or comedy. “Not for being on the show, but for making Bad and Boujee. Like, that’s the best song ever.” The next day, as if to prove the deeply felt sincerity of these comments, footage of Glover getting down to the track at an afterparty turned up on Instagram. Is Migos’…

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Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Changing seasons may be a natural process, but it also results in various illnesses, as people suffer from common cold, flu, fever, skin infections and allergies. This is mostly because at this time our body’s immunity is weak as it tries to adapt itself to the changing climate. So to stay protected, a good habit would be to resort to natural ingredients that have long been touted as effective remedies for boosting immunity, fighting infections and being antiseptic in nature. Natural antiseptics can help by providing immediate aid against infections. The truth is that…

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Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened.

A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar. Cadbury Jr.’s newest confection loaded just about every buzzy health trend into a fresh green-and-white package: vegan, ethically sourced, organic dark chocolate and creamy, superfood avocado. The company promised to deliver the nutrition of avocados — in a chocolate bar. Journalists were dazzled. Love Cocoa Wait, what? Make no mistake: This vegan avocado chocolate bar is candy. With nearly 600 calories and 43 grams of fat per 100-gram serving,…

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9 Varanasi (Benaras) Street Foods that You Shouldn’t Miss

Street food is an essential part of the Indian culture and cuisine. There are a number of street foods from across the country that are famous, but nothing can beat the hot and crispy kachoris and samosas from Benaras or Varanasi. The holy city is situated on the banks of the river Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradeshand its food is defined by its culture and tradition. According to Chef Ashwani Kumar Singh from the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Delhi, “The food of Benaras or Varanasi is influenced by its people. You will…

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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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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Tastes Gujarati Food in India: 5 Special Dishes That Make a Gujarati Thali Unique

Japan’s Prime Minster Shinzo Abe arrived in India along with his wife Akie Abe yesterday – 13thSeptember 2017, for a two-day visit during which he will be visiting the state of Gujarat. There has been a lot of talk about him being served a vegetarian ‘Gujarati Thali’ for dinner last night, which was organised specially by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for him at a beautiful and famous rooftop restaurant in Ahmedabad called Agashiye. The restaurant is particularly known for its splendid view of some heritage monuments in the city such as the…

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11 Guilt-Free Snacks That Have Less Than 100 Calories

It’s no news that evening hunger pangs and overeating are your weight’s worst enemies. They arrive without due notice and leave you feeling guilty and bloated. To help you win over this everyday battle we asked Dr. Shalini Singhal, a Delhi-based nutritionist to suggest some foods that are less than 100 calories, delicious and will keep you until you’re ready for your next meal. In fact, a lot of dietitians agree that snacking actually helps in keeping your metabolism up, preventing binging and thus, promoting weight loss. These are your…

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Take a look at the maps that show Obamacare’s big effect on Americans’ health insurance coverage

Those vanishing areas of dark blue are what Obamacare’s effect on the number of Americans without health insurance looks like. The United States Census Bureau on Tuesday released a series of maps that vividly show broad increases in health coverage nationally in the years after full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The maps use dark blue to show states that have 14 percent or more of their residents without health insurance. Lighter shades of blue highlight states with lower uninsured rates. Census officials published the maps as they released a report revealing that…

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