What is Gondh? A Look at Its Health Benefits and Why You Must Include It In Your Winter Diet

Gondh or edible gum is widely used in dishing out nutritionally loaded preparations; one of its most popular uses in India is while preparing nourishing laddoos that are usually consumed by pregnant and lactating women and by those recovering from an illness. Edible gum is usually sourced from plant gums, essentially derived from Middle Eastern legume or acacia plants. Alternatively known as Tragacanth or acacia gum, this natural gum is procured after drying the sap of a variety of gum-producing plants found in the Middle East and parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and…

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Here’s What the Most Famous Breakfasts from North East India Look Like

The North-Eastern part of India showcases a variety cultures and traditions and a lot of them are reflected in their cuisine and local eats. The regional dishes are a unique blend of flavours and colours and use some exotic ingredients like bamboo shoots, bhut jolokia, fresh fish and other local tubers and greens. The rich cuisine of the North Eastern states is much more than hot momos and spicy chutneys. Here’s how some of the most famous breakfast dishes from each of the beautiful North Eastern states of India look like. Someone rightly said that if you start you…

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What Vegetables to Eat and What to Avoid While Fasting

Navratri 2017 festivities have commenced in full swing. The devotees of Goddess Durga have also started their nine-day Sharad Navratri fasting ritual. While some devotees may observe a fast for all the nine days or choose to keep it in pairs- either on the first and the last day or last two days. There are certain fasting dos and don’ts that people are required to follow when it comes your daily diet. For instance, you can include vrat ingredients like sama ke chawal, singhare ka atta, kuttu ka atta, fruits and some vegetables in your diet…

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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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Mom’s Advice Always Works: What to Eat During Loose Motions

Loose motions or diarrhea can put you in a really uncomfortable spot. Your tummy hurts and you have to keep rushing to the restroom, which drains you of all the energy and leaves you exhausted. Since you’re losing a lot of water along with the frequent stools, you may feel dehydrated. Experts often advise to drink plenty of water and fluids to replenish your body. Besides this, certain foods also act as binding agents and bulk up your stool and thus, help you recover quicker. Here are six foods to eat during…

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The Pound Cake: It’s History and What Makes it a Classic Dessert

We all crave for the chocolatey truffle pastry, the beautiful red velvet cake or the absolutely flawless blueberry cheesecake every once in a while, but the basic vanilla pound cake stays an all-time favourite. It’s the most basic, tastiest as well as the easiest recipe. However, has it ever occurred to you why a pound cake is called a ‘pound cake’? Every name has a history, every name tells a story. A chocolate chip cake is named that way as two of the major ingredients in the cake are cocoa…

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What You Should Know About the Pro-Vegan Netflix Film ‘What the Health’

The recent pro-vegan Netflix documentary, What the Health, is under fire from nutrition experts. The film, which is co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn—the creators of another Netflix documentary, Cowspiracy—and co-produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix, is being criticized by some health professionals for exaggerating weak data and misrepresenting science to promote a diet that avoids all animal foods. TIME fact-checked the film. Here are four things that What the Health got wrong—and what it got right. No, eggs are not as bad for you as cigarettes The documentary claims that eating an egg a day is as bad for…

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What is Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

It’s everywhere, and it’s amazing. There are so many restaurants and cafes and places to choose from, but what’s even more amazing is that in many cities you can just order food from these joints and eat from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is use an app like Caviar. It lets you order meals from popular local restaurants across the US. Here’s what you need to know about it. What is Caviar? Caviar is an on-demand food delivery startup owned by Square. It’s available…

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The food and drink each cinema will let you to sneak in – and what you’re not allowed

  Going to the cinema can be prohibitively expensive. There’s the price of the ticket – extortionate in itself – but it’s nothing compared to the snacks and drinks, which you obviously have to have. A modest scraping of Pick’n’Mix will give you virtually no change from a fiver and the mark-up on popcorn is officially an eye-watering 1275 per cent. When you’re a parent with kids to pay for , you’re looking at over £30 per outing. Short of sending your kids out to sweep chimneys, what’s a harassed mum…

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What students want: Freedom to ‘shop’ for credits, skill-based courses, personality development

From barely 346 affiliated colleges and institutes under the state-run Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 1997-1998 to a whopping 234 recognised institutes and 705 affiliated colleges, SPPU, the biggest university in the city, has gone on to become the fourth largest university in the country in the last two decades. Going purely by numbers, the changes in the higher education scene in Pune is evident from the fact that over 6 lakh students from 85 different countries are studying in the city. Expansion of Savitribai Phule Pune University SPPU…

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