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Peachy keen! Sugar-free summer recipes

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Here are some classic peach recipes with a subtle difference - no sugar, writes GAURAV MASAND

Inside out: Men’s health month

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  We tell men when they are boys, “Be careful… you might hurt yourself.” We physically protect them because the ground is hard, and pain...

The other side of Indian festivals

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  For the last month, we all have been enjoying the Indian festival season with Navratri, Durga Puja, Diwali, Bhai Duj and Annakut. Though we...
indian dessert soan papdi

Soan Papdi, the most ‘forwarded’ mithai on Diwali

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  Ever wondered why the Mooh meetha ceremony in India never features Soan Papdi? We don’t have an answer to this, but know well that...

What I miss and what I won’t this COVID Diwali

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  Diwali during a global pandemic is probably something you never saw coming. Usually, during this season, there’s a strong urge to avoid over-zealous relos...

Healthy Diwali recipes: Guilt-free eats to try out

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  Homemade energy bars I love energy bars – whether as a quick bite for breakfast, or a great snack in between meetings. Flavourful and filled...
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Children may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 too. Here’s what we need to...

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An ideal COVID-19 vaccine would not only protect people from becoming ill, it would also stop the virus spreading through the population. The best...
Food scraps

Waste not, want not

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Don’t throw away your kitchen scraps; put them to work, writes GEETA KHURANA

‘Manifold increase in spine problems post-lockdown’

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As vital as the spine is for the body, problems occuring due to the sedentary lifestyle in lockdown have amplified manifold in the ongoing...

Durga puja dessert recipes to sweeten your festive season

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In Pujo times, Kolkata's beautifully decorated pandals show off the artistry and culture of region. But best of all, the food stalls will always...

Jaffna Goat Curry: a spicy Sunday roast recipe

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The fiery traditional Tamil cuisine from the northern part of Sri Lanka, Jaffna cooking has a distinct and delicious flavour, writes DHANYA SAMUEL

Vegan Indian dessert recipes that are healthy – and still delicious!

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With more and more people moving towards healthier lifestyles and eating habits, dairy items have slowly moved to the backburner. But sometimes, the healthier...

Bringing the skeletons out of the closet

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I really don’t care for skeletons. Even as a self-respecting Rock musician, I keep far from skeleton-glorifying artwork, clothing and accessories. In fact, I dislike...

Ophthalmologist Dr Sudarshan Sachdev, a community ‘eye-con’

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To mark World Sight Day on 8 October, we chose to acknowledge the contributions of Dr Sudarshan Sachdev, one of the leading ophthalmologists of...

The snore story: Sleep apnea and depression – Is there a correlation?

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Depression is often also connected with sleep disordered breathing, and not only by conventional wisdom, but by increasing clinical evidence day after day. As...

Facts about fat

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Although fats are generally considered as bad, small amounts are necessary for our overall wellbeing, writes GEETA KHURANA

Discover easy cold-brew recipes this International Coffee Day

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There's no denying that coffee is one of the most loved beverages in the world. Moreover, as the weather gradually becomes warmer, coffee lovers...

World Heart Day: Heart failures and healthy hearts

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This World Heart Day, let’s have a light-hearted conversation about the importance of having a healthy heart and how one should take care of...

Refreshing treats to beat the summer heat

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The summer has is upon us and with its sweltering heat wave, and all we can fancy is a cooling drink that will soothe...

Caller checkmate!

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Discovering a new technique of avoiding conversations from call centre operators has been a delightful experience, writes SHERYL DIXIT

Skincare tips for when you workout

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Sip water, wear a hat and sunscreen, go bare faced, writes MINAL KHONA

Soap opera: which soaps are best for you

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It’s important to know which soaps or gels are best for keeping your skin squeaky clean and healthy, writes MINAL KHONA

Mango-walnut delicacies

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With summer almost around the corner, it is time to whip up delicious recipes using the season's favorite fruit, mangoes. While we love it...

Understanding anger

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It is important to use feelings of anger to bring about a positive change, writes SAROJA SRINIVASAN

Spider venom may work as a painkiller for irritable bowel syndrome

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The venom produced by one of the largest spiders in the world may bring the hope to ease the gut pain suffered by millions...

All you need to know about PCOS

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According to experts, one in five women can suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, which means, there may be several women around you...

Turmeric supplements can effectively treat osteoarthritis knee pain

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Researchers have found that an extract of Curcuma longa (CL) or turmeric has been found to be more effective than placebo for reducing knee...

Go decorative in full bloom this spring

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Do you want to get rid of that dark winter interiors? With spring around the corner, it’s time to say goodbye to that dark...

Quick and quirky quinoa recipes

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Heralded as a superfood, the seed can be easily adapted to a range of dishes, writes MYTHILI IYER

Benefits of mindfulness meditation

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This meditative technique helps us understand and cope with situations in real time, without being judgmental writes SAROJA SRINIVASAN

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

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Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...

Cross Your Heart, Take My Name by Novoneel Chakraborty: A review

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  Cross Your Heart, Take My Name is a rare Indian book to explore the psychological impact of social media, especially Instagram. Garv Roy Gill and...
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Indian farmers continue protest for seventh day as diaspora joins in

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  As protests against three controversial agriculture laws gain momentum in India, many questions have been raised about the impact of these reforms. There’s growing...