Teenage knife crime calls for cohesion and education

 ‘The excluded teenager is just a step away from the gang membership that will help give them a sense of identity,’ say Ingrid Schoon and John Bynner. Photograph: Alan Simpson/PA Gary Younge’s questioning whether the solution to teenage knife crime lies in increasing police numbers is welcome recognition of the more complex reasons for the actions causing it (Teenagers are being killed. More policing is not the answer, Journal, 7 March). Disadvantaged young people have suffered a succession of austerity measures dating back to 2010, including decimated youth services, reduced…

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Families in Food: A Bhujing restaurant with no menu card, and serves by the kilo

Get Roasted: The Agashi Bhujing Center. (Credit: Dilip Kagda) Away from the hustle of Mumbai, shopkeepers pull down their shutters in Agashi, Virar, for a siesta. One shop, however, remains open. “Customers come to us from many parts of the city throughout the day and we cannot afford to lose business. We work round the clock,” says 31-year-old Chirag Gawad, third-generation owner of Agashi Bhujing Center. The aroma of roasted chicken and spices lingers inside the shop, which mainly offers a takeaway service. It serves bhujing, a unique combination of…

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Top 10 Tips For Healthy Lifestyle And Prevention Of Diseases

TLeading a healthy lifestyle with minimum risks and avoiding diseases is the need of the hour. Thanks to rapid industrialisation in the last couple of decades, the standard of living world over has seen an expeditious growth spurt but not without its illness prone fate. Heart disease, asthma, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity and depression are just a few of the dangerous ailments that have seeped their way into people’s routine lives, resulting in the hampering of their health. Such ailments are dangerous if ignored and quickly need to be warded off….

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Got a Horse? 4 Big Benefits of Shopping Online

Whether you are getting a horse for the first time or an experienced equestrian, you are most likely aware of the myriad of supplies needed to properly care for your horse. Often pet stores do not carry all of the products you need, or the selection is limited. When you buy horse products online, you are able to compare hundreds of products at once and pick the best one for your horse’s needs. Don’t just settle for what the pet store has to offer, start shopping online to make ordering…

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Luxury Lifestyle Weekend: An amalgamation of brands

Akash Sheth, founder and managing director, Luxury Lifestyle Weekend (LLW), which brought together over 150 luxury lifestyle brands in the recently concluded second edition of LLW, talks to THE WEEK about the event, how the idea of LLW originated and more. What makes LLW unique? LLW is the first one-of-a-kind multi-brand platform to exist in India. The weekend offers brands across 10 diverse categories to come together, alongside upcoming, conscious brands co-existing with highly coveted brands in the luxury space. Brands, both homegrown and international, are able to interact with…

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Nutritionist Recommended Foods For Quicker Healing, Stronger Immunity And Improved Overall Health

The speed at which you heal is dependent on yourimmunity. The secret to a healthy immunity and a fit body is pretty simple: eat healthy, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle. These simple tricks are the key to heal quickly from diseases or physical injuries. Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal says that healing is the process which helps the body to get back to its original state. In order to rev up your healing, there are some healing foods that can help in bringing a transformation to your overall health. Foods for quicker healing,…

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These Healthy Food Swaps Can Help Speed Up Your Weight Loss Goals; Try Them Now

Is weight loss your new health goal? While you must have read a lot of nutritional guidelines related to weight loss, there may be times when you might be perturbed as to what to eat and what to exclude from your diet. When you are on a weight loss program, you need to be very careful as to which foods will help you lose weight. Some foods, which are generally considered to be healthy might not be that effective in weight loss. However, there can be healthier alternatives of these foods which can…

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Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years?

Filled with empty calories and ultra-processed, fast food may increase the risk of obesity and cancer. While fast-food chains have ostensibly been trying to offer more healthful options, a new study finds that the health impact of their menus has not improved — to the contrary, in fact. Fast food may now be worse for our health, a new study warns. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that, between 2013 and 2016, 36.6 percent of adults in the United States ate fast food on any given day….

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Fast foods less healthy now than 30 years ago: Study

Researchers found that the total number of starters, desserts and side dishes increased by 226 per cent, or 22.9 items per year. Fast foods less healthy now than 30 years ago: Study  |  Photo Credit: IANS New York: Despite the addition of healthy foods such as salads and sprouts to the menu, fast food is less healthy today than it was 30 years ago, and is increasingly contributing to obesity, say researchers. The study, led by Boston University, demonstrates that the calories, portion sizes, and sodium content overall have worsened (increased) over…

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Lifestyle study: 33 per cent young professionals feel technology hinders work and family commitments

Lifestyle study: 33 per cent young professionals feel technology hinders work and family commitments Around 33 per cent of young professionals in India feel technology is a major hindrance to work and family commitments, said a Monster.com survey, on Wednesday. Other hindrances were meetings, calls, and training after office hours (18 per cent) and negative attitude of supervisors towards work-life balance (11 per cent), the report said. “As opposed to the belief that technology is a facilitator, one-third of the young professionals find technology (laptops and mobile phones) a hindrance in…

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