Indian fashion has local, global retailers ‘mesmerised’: Walmart

NEW DELHI: On his latest visit to India earlier this month, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon expressed his bullishness not on the retailing behemoth’s global bread-andbutter business of grocery but on fashion. He was reportedly “mesmerised” the way fashion is performing at Flipkart and Myntra and wanted it to be the focused category in India for growth and profitability, according to people familiar with the matter. Walmart last year snapped up India’s largest e-commerce enterprise Flipkart Group for $16 billion. Analysts said the idea behind the buyout was to push Walmart’s expertise in every-day-low-price daily items in India like…

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How Indian fashion goes back to its roots

Designers embrace their heritage.(Sabyasachi/Instagram) April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day each year to celebrate and promote the cultural heritage across the world, thanks to the efforts of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). And heritage is something which is having a moment of sorts in Indian fashion too. Over the last few years, several India design houses have attempted to create a sensorial impact with their powerful take on the bridal trends thus taking us back to our roots. Designers have recreated a parallel universe, which…

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10 types of dosa that prove South Indian food is matchless

1. 10 best dosa recipes! Dosa is the most versatile dish in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is a fermented crepe or pancake, made with the goodness of one or more pulses and eaten for breakfast, dinner or even for a quick snack. It has a plethora of filling options and aloo curry, sambar, and chutney provide great accompaniments to it.This traditional dish is a perfect blend of colours, flavors, nutritional balance and taste and is relished by people all over the…

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84% protein deficiency in Indian vegetarian diets, says Diabetic Association

1. Protein and its benefits Protein, also mentioned as the building block of human body is an inevitable part of growth, development, and repair. And vegetarian food, as a rich source of protein, has been recently questioned by the Indian Diabetic Association. The panel of IDA has claimed that vegetarian diets in India are 84 percent protein deficient and the reason behind the loophole is the lack of awareness among the public. 2. The study findings In a report, IDA has cited a study conducted by IMRB that says, 93…

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Palak Paneer, Chana And Other Top Protein-Rich Indian Foods You Must Eat

We Indians are notoriously famous for our indulgent lifestyles when it comes to food and rightfully so! Isn’t it? Well the truth is that while the quintessential Indian dishes can be best served and enjoyed a little too spicy and with a little too oil (or butter) – the new age has very ingeniously adapted to a diet that is as Indian as it gets in its basic palate, but is also protein-rich and suitable for any diet plan. While protein-rich food in India is not a new concept, the…

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Upma: Here’s All You Need To Know About The Traditional Indian Breakfast Dish

Just a few months ago, Shabana Azmi kept Twitter busy when she posted an image of a dish she sampled during a trip to Italy. She called it upma, the Twitterati largely disagreed saying she couldn’t tell the difference between upma and poha. We didn’t hear of this in most parts of south India where we love our upma, one of those dishes that truly belongs to the ‘any timers’ menu in any all-day diner. It works equally well for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between meals. With the cross pollination of cooking styles over…

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6 Indian Food to Reduce Belly Fat

Wedding season is here! And you will all agree with me that there comes a moment when you want to lose stubborn fat around your belly just to wear that favorite sari or lehenga of yours. We keep running from pillar to post to find that one secret food or ingredient that melts our belly fat. We don’t believe in miracles but here is the list of superfoods that will actually help you shed those extra kilos. In order to lose weight, you need your calorie intake to be less…

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6 Indian Food to Reduce Belly Fat

Wedding season is here! And you will all agree with me that there comes a moment when you want to lose stubborn fat around your belly just to wear that favorite sari or lehenga of yours. We keep running from pillar to post to find that one secret food or ingredient that melts our belly fat. We don’t believe in miracles but here is the list of superfoods that will actually help you shed those extra kilos. In order to lose weight, you need your calorie intake to be less than your total…

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This Easy Indian Dinner Recipe Only Calls for Staples—and It’s Ready in 20 Minutes

Some cooks are so legendary that when you see them in the flesh you truly do quake in your boots. For my mother, waitressing at Legal Sea Foods in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the 1970s, that cook was Julia Child. Mom was asking a fishmonger how to cook a roast she’d just bought. He laughed, pointed, and said, “Ask that lady!” My mother turned, and there was the six-foot-two PBS host, trilling away about how to do right by a nice roast. Mom will never forget it. Octogenarian Madhur Jaffrey, the…

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Revealed! Jalebi is not Indian!

1. An overview! During the childhood, celebrating Republic Day and Independence Day was all about relishing a platter full of hot and crispy Jalebis with some chilled Rabri on the top. While celebrating the day of being a proud Indian we never knew that Jalebi that is an inseparable part of the national festival is actually not Indian. Shocked! Yes, you heard us right. Our very own crispy, hot and sweet jalebi is unfortunately not Indian in origin. Read below to know the history of jalebi and its diversified faces….

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