What Makes Idli The Healthiest Snack We Know!

Steamed, puffy and delectable,Idli doused in the ever-so soothing sambhar sure makes for one of the nation’s most favourite breakfast. South Indian cuisine is a treasure trove of flavour and spice, while most of its hidden gems are making its way and becoming popular in the food circuit. Idli, for the longest time has been making the south Indian cuisine proud across the sub-continent. It is not oily or greasy, yet it is considered to be one of the most delicious regional snacks. It is a popular street food, yet shares no infamous reputation of…

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Here we go: how fashion co-opted the football scarf

 A bescarved model walks the runway at the Versace show during Milan fashion week. Photograph: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images Football scarves are making the move from Saturday afternoon fan favourite to this year’s must-have fashion accessory. At the recent autumn/winter 2018 collections, they were featured by some of the most influential brands in fashion. In Milan, Donatella Versace showed three styles in bold primary hues depicting the family brand, while fellow Italian fashion house MSGM presented five bearing the name of drinks brands and Vodka bars located in the fashion capital. In London,…

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10 best bread recipes that prove why we cannot do without the good old double roti!

Bread is a staple for most people around the world. Breads are basically made with grains. Every country has its own history, tradition and method of making breads. Be it bruschetta, roti, naan, pita, focaccia or baguette, each country makes its own special bread! Indeed, it is your favourite companion when you don’t have anything else in your refrigerator. Is brown bread healthier than white bread? – White bread is made up of bleached flour that makes it lighter in color whereas brown bread is made of whole wheat flour…

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5 Amazing Benefits Of Spring Onions We Bet You Don’t Know

Spring onions not only taste great but are also extremely healthy for the body. Commonly known as scallion or green onion, this is the most preferred Chinese ingredient which is loaded with essential nutrients. Both the green leafy part and the white bulb of the spring onion are edible. It tastes a little milder than the regular onion and can be cooked or eaten raw as well. Most Chinese appetizers have spring onions as one of their key ingredients. Apart from this, it is one of the healthiest options to go for. Here’s…

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After Farm Loan Waivers, Will Education Loan Waivers Spoil Us? Not If We Mend Our Ways

A serpentine queue of students heading to the enquiry encounter to check on various courses offered and eligibility criteria. (Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) Snapshot In India, the debt numbers are getting bigger and bigger. In some years, we will have a major problem on our hands if we fail to address it today.India risks moving towards an era of education loan waivers. Given how farm loan waivers have worked out for farmers, course correction is crucial. Student debt in the United States (US) has reached gigantic levels, so…

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Shahi Tukda: The Mughlai Bread Pudding We Can’t Get Enough of

In their reign lasting 400 odd years, Mughals gave India many an architectural, literary and cultural marvel. While the Mughal kings and aristocrats worked relentlessly to establish themselves in many areas related to music and arts, a glorious chapter of history was being written in their Royal kitchens too. From Boti kebabs to Galouti, from Awadhi Biryani to Kadhai Murg and Murg Shahi Korma, the culinary genius of the Mughal kitchens is a thing to celebrate. But there’s more to Mughal cooking than just their lavish meaty-fare. Prime example is the decadent,…

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9 things about a woman’s body we bet men didn’t know

1/9Facts about a female’s body she may be too shy to admit 0 Sex education is a sad affair in our country. Body-positivity only sounds like a classy word that comes from revolutionaries-of-sorts from far off lands. But, guess what? We all have bodies and we all have issues with them. Knowing about what is normal and what isn’t is nothing but mandatory. So, in a bid to destigmatize knowledge about your body and its sexuality, here’s looking into facts about a female’s body she may be too shy to…

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Being hit by a partner is not a ‘lifestyle choice’ – when are we going to stop blaming women?

There is an epidemic of domestic abuse in this country. More than a quarter of women aged 16 to 59 have experienced it at some point in their lives, according to the Government’s own figures. Many victims are trapped in violent relationships, unable to leave because refuge places are in short supply, and they have nowhere else to go. In such circumstances, who could possibly believe that staying with a brutal partner is a ‘choice’, rather than a counsel of desperation? Yet a major new report shows that too many of the…

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How to Divide Calories in Each Meal? We Help Deconstruct it For You!

When you consume a meal, you don’t really measure the amount of calories that go into it. It is imperative for the ones who are looking to shed those extra kilos through cutting down on their diet. Some prefer spreading their calorie intake across three meals a day, while others like to spread it across five meals a day, which may include snacking in the morning and evening. But do you know how many calories should really go into each meal of the day? Or how should you ideally divide it to…

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6 Types of Momos We Can’t Wait To Have

Momos are sumptuous dumplings stuffed with a variety of ground meat (mutton, chicken, lamb) or vegetables. It is believed that Momos probably originated in China and passed through Tibet to the Himalayan regions and made a secure spot for themselves on the culinary map of India. These steamed dumplings which have long been a significant part of Tibetan and Nepali cuisines, have gradually garnered many fans across the country. From Delhi to Mumbai and Kolkata to Bengaluru, Momos have successfully invaded restaurants, cafes and street food fare. Such is the…

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