10 weird ice-cream flavours you must try this summer!

1. Variety is the spice of life! Digging into a large tub of ice cream while reading our favourite book or watching our favourite show is what remains among the most cherished memories of summer for most of us. While we all have our favourites when it comes to ice creams ranging from vanilla and strawberry to chocolate, black currant, mango, coffee and butterscotch, there are several other varieties too that are equally exciting and are a delight to the taste buds. No, we are not talking about kulfi, pistachio,…

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Benefits of Muskmelon: 7 More Reasons To Love The Summer Fruit

The summers are here in all its glory. While most of us cannot wait for the king of fruits mangoes, we have to agree that summer is more than just that. It is the season of several other juicy and delicious fruits that deserve their own share of fame. Take for instance, the love affair of melons and summers. Juicy, fleshy and aromatic, muskmelon is one of the most loved and cultivated fruits of India. In fact, muskmelon is said to have its origin most likely in a region from India to Africa. Packed with…

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Watermelons For Weight Loss: 3 Reasons To Load Up On The Summer Fruit

It seems as if summer has arrived early this year. For nothing else can explain the sudden surge in temperatures. But, being the eternal optimists that we are, we chose to embrace all the good that the weather has brought along. For starters, the lovely seasonal fruits! The fruit carts are full of them already. Juicy and fleshy watermelons are one reason we are particularly so excited about summers. According to the book ‘Healing Foods,’ by DK Publications, red fleshed water melon is a good source of lycopene, which helps…

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Jamuns For Summer: 5 Unbeatable Reasons To Add Black Plums To Your Diet

Deep purple hue, tarty sweet, sour taste and loads of memories – jamuns are olive-sized packets of nostalgia that take many of us back to our childhoods and make us long for simpler days. Most Indians have extremely fond childhood memories of gorging on these beautiful fruits on sunny days, and then checking each other’s tongues for a purple patch left behind by the pulp. Jamuns are one of the best summer fruits to gift to your loved ones as they are promises of good health, as well as taste. Jamuns are extremely versatile too – you…

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8 Summer Superfoods Suggested By Ayurveda Experts

The concept of Ayurveda focuses on the understanding that our food has a direct effect on our overall health. The seasons are characterised by vata dosha, pitta dosha and kapha dosha in the body. Summer is hot, bright and sharp, and is known to be the season of pitta dosha. Therefore, Ayurveda suggests that everyone, especially individuals whose prakruti is primarily pitta dosha, is to keep cool and not allow it to be aggravated. The right foods eaten according to the season can help promote sattva(purity) detox and rejuvenate the body that further leads to an overall boost in the immunity,…

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Pudina Chutney: What Makes The Mint Relish India’s Summer Essential

Many of our history books never chronicle the role played by our foods, herbs and spices in shaping the country’s fortune. Did you know that chutney was a favorite of the British from the years the Empire ruled India. So much so, that chutney was one of the luxury imports in the Britain and the rest of Europe, pretty much throughout the British rule. The obsession paved way for recipes and brands, like Colonel Skinner’s Major’s Grey and Bengal Club Chutney.  Chutney is also one of the few Indian foods…

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Shrikhand: The Creamy And Flavourful Gujarati Dessert Is A Must-Have This Summer!

Let us take a moment and appreciate the value of curd in our lives, especially if you live in a typical Indian household. Curd’s role in the several sweet and savoury preparations merits a chronicle of its own. You can have it alone, or include it in your gravy, the creamy and delicious curd is always a treat. One such curd delight, we cannot have enough of it – shrikhand.  If the east cannot function without its mishti doi, the west has its own indulgence in creamy, nutty and flavourful – shrikhand. Renowned food historian,…

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IIM Kozhikode students bag Rs 3 lakh summer internship offer

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Kozhikode has concluded its summer internship placements for the Post Graduate Programme (PGP). In a four day long placement process, IIM saw a record breaking placement offers being given to its students. Further, the recruitment drive witnessed about 100 recruiters offering 359 job opportunities. As published on the official website of IIM Kozhikode, below mentioned are some of the important Summer Placements 2017 highlights: 100 per cent placements in a record four days, the previous best being six and half days Around 50 per cent…

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Top 5 must-try exotic summer salads

There is no respite from the summer heat, at least for the coming few month, and it is natural to look options for light meals. And what could be better than some fresh, easy to make and healthy salads. We bring you 5 colorful salads that top our list of DIY recipes for summer meals. By including a variety of seasonal ingredients, they are a nutritional powerhouse. #1 Raw papaya, runner beans, shallots & coriander leaf with cracked peanuts & burnt chili  From Lodi The Garden Restaurant “This salad goes…

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You Can Get A Wendy’s Frosty For Less Than A Dollar All Summer

On humid, smoking-hot summer days, there’s nothing better than ice cream. And while freakshakes and unicorn cones are all the rage right now, sometimes you just want an OG treat that doesn’t require standing in line for half an hour in a sea of Instagrammers. Enter good ol’ Wendy’s Frosty’s. The fast food restaurant is making our summer even better by offering 50-cent small Frosty’s at participating locations, Brand Eating reports. Both chocolate and vanilla flavors are included. Though there’s no end specific date, the deal is said to run throughout the summer. A small Frosty usually costs $1,…

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