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Tasting the flavours of Khasi cuisine

Tasting the flavours of Khasi cuisine

September 18, 2018

Although the three tribes of Meghalaya- Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia have a common ancestry, their food habits vary. Only jadoh (rice and meat) or lentils and rice are a common staple across the state; and each tribe has its own favourites. Here is what goes on in a Khasi kitchen.

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India inclines towards gender-neutral clothing

India inclines towards gender-neutral clothing

September 15, 2018

As the Indian fashion industry increasingly becomes more gender inclusive, designers are foraying into gender-neutral clothing and expressing the need for a more ‘free’ world through their labels.

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The flourishing business of exotic fruits in India

The flourishing business of exotic fruits in India

September 6, 2018

As consumers in India are becoming more health-conscious and are searching for satiating options for their nutritional needs, the business of exotic fruit market in India is witnessing growth with increase in imports as well as local farmers attempting a home-grown produce.

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E-cigarettes: Smoker’s friend or foe?

E-cigarettes: Smoker’s friend or foe?

August 25, 2018

Recently, the Delhi government decided to take steps for banning e-cigarettes in the state but the jury is still out on whether they are harmless or harmful.

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The different avatars of fries

The different avatars of fries

August 18, 2018

The all-time favourite classic salted fries have been given an innovative spin over the years, which resulted in the creation of a dedicated fries section running into pages on menus at restaurants.

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India’s thali culture: platters for plates

India’s thali culture: platters for plates

August 10, 2018

As one travels across India, it can be particularly interesting to see how a veggie or a set of spices is cooked in styles so varied, the entire experience of tasting a dish changes. In the first and second part of this series of articles, we described thalis or platters from the...

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Air pollution: a major cause for diabetes

Air pollution: a major cause for diabetes

August 1, 2018

Diabetes, a chronic condition that results in excessive sugar in the blood, has always been associated with genetic and lifestyle factors such as obesity, lack of exercise etc. But recently, studies have shown that even air pollution can be a cause for diabetes. In the year 2016,...

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India’s thali culture: platters for plates

India’s thali culture: platters for plates

July 31, 2018

As one travels across India, myriad food cultures with varied flavours, textures, and serving traditions can be experienced. While the locals can enjoy these savouries and sweets as part of their daily meals, for a visitor, a thali or a platter can be an ideal option to try the d...

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De-stressing with a kalari spa

De-stressing with a kalari spa

July 26, 2018

Commonly given to those training for the martial art of Kalaripayattu, kalari massage is rarely a service at spa salons; but at this facility in Delhi, the traditional goodness can be experienced along with modern add-ons.

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India’s thali culture: platters for plates

India’s thali culture: platters for plates

July 21, 2018

A big plate of assorted dishes, a thali is not just a meal. It is a representation of local cultures. Inclusive of all courses, right from palate cleansers to appetizers, savouries and sweets, thali is a full-fledged Indian meal.

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