Food for thought: The brighter side of potatoes

It was pure nostalgia. The sun was setting, and the smell of warm, roasted potato wafted through the bylanes in the small hamlet on the outskirt of the town… The staple food of many different cultures across the world, potato is considered fattening by many. But it is only a myth, as studies have proved it […]

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For the day’s most important meal

Breakfast is the most necessary of the three basic meals of the day. Impacting every dimension of our being, a good breakfast helps maintain weight, helps weight loss, provides radiant skin, better immune system, reduces obesity, high blood pressure; prevents heart disease and diabetes. To reap all the benefits of breakfast, here is the list […]

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Revisiting the past

When I was around 10 years old, my mother took me to watch a film shooting at the RK Studio in Bombay. The spacious compound had a canteen that sold the tastiest mutton curry and roti for Rs 1.25 a plate. The interior was dark, filled with long rows of benches and desks like in […]

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Chinese e-tailer JD.com started selling the Sharp Aquos S2 on the 14th and less than 24 hours later there are no more units left. There will be another batch available on August 18, but you’ll need to register first. The bezel-less phone is priced at CNY 2,500 locally for a unit with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is an international version – CNY 3,300 for the 4GB/64GB model and CNY 3,800 for 6GB/128GB. That would translate to $490/€420 and $570/€485 respectively. Shipping is free, but there will probably be additional taxes related to the import. Not that there are international units available, those are sold out as well. Anyway, we’d rather wait for a local store to start selling those (though that may never happen).

THE UNION government will conduct its first country-wide assessment of learning achievements on November 13 in which over 30 lakh school students of Classes III, V and VIII in 35,000 government schools will participate. This will be the world’s largest sample survey of learning outcomes, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a meeting with state […]

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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. […]

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25 Foods That Help You Never Feel Old

While aging is a beautiful process, who wants to feel old? We may be young at heart but there are times when our skin feels aged. Dr. Simran Saini, Nutritionist and Weight Loss Consultant in Delhi suggests foods that are rich in vitamins and proteins. “These foods promote skin elasticity as they are full of antioxidants and micronutrients […]

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7 Most Delicious Street Foods from Mumbai Everyone Should Try

‘The city that never sleeps’, ‘the city of dreams’ and ‘the city of Seven Islands’; many names have been designated to Mumbai, but looks like somebody missed out on the ‘Gateway to Street Foods’. A huge aspect of Mumbai’s culinary culture is its street food. Apart from the Dabeli and the Vada Pav, it boasts of […]

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