Lifestyle

Health Food – The Kumquat Is A Fruit That’s Good For You In So Many Ways

By Team India Se · June 19, 2019

Derived from Cantonese ‘gam gwat’ which means “gold orange”, these Kumquats are considered auspicious and their shrubs are often used as ornamental plants during the Lunar New Year. While kumquats are much smaller than other citrus fruits, you can eat the entire fruit including its skin, zest and pips. Though the flesh is sour with a hint…

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Astronaut Aesthetic

By Team India Se · May 15, 2019

Turkish designer Bora Aksu debuted his much-anticipated Autumn/Winter 2019/20 Collection at London Fashion Week’s opening day – February 15, to a packed audience of top fashion influencers, fashion bloggers and freelance writers like myself. Apart from feeling rather out of my depth at such a glitzy event, surrounded by fashionistas dressed to the nines, I…

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Yumthang Valley in Sikkim

By Abhijit Nag · May 15, 2019

Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is a veritable wonderland with hot springs, yaks and grazing pastures on rolling meadows surrounded by mountains. Located more than 3,500 metres (11,500 feet) above sea level, the valley has an unspoilt beauty. The lush green forest abounds in pine and silver fir trees and wild flowers like primulas and…

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Cherry Blossoms In Japan

By Abhijit Nag · May 15, 2019

“O my Love is like a red, red rose,” proclaimed the poet Robert Burns, but the cherry blossom is the apple of the eye – at least, for the Japanese. Soft and delicate, often pink or white, the flower is the cynosure of all eyes in Japan. People gather to see it bloom – the…

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Visiting Wordsworth

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · May 15, 2019

“For oft when in my couch I lie, in vacant or in pensive mood/ they flash upon the inward eye that is the bliss of solitude.” – The Daffodils by William Wordsworth. Has it really been over a month since brook and road, haystacks and fells and limpid lakes were my fellow travellers? As I…

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Food of the Gods: Bengali Vegetarian Cuisine

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · May 2, 2019

I was six years old when I first tasted coconut in a savoury dish. It was a mixed vegetable dish called Chapor Ghonto carrying a melange of flavours I had never encountered before, the chief one being coconut. Too sophisticated for my untutored palate, perhaps, but it left an indelible mark. Until then, I had…

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People With Type 2 Diabetes Should Eat Tree Nuts

By Team India Se · May 2, 2019

Researchers say eating almonds, cashews, and other nuts five times a week can improve heart health. If you have type 2 diabetes, eating nuts five days a week may be just as good for your long-term well-being as regular exercise and checking your blood sugar. So says a recent study, published in the American Heart…

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Waiting Five Minutes To Cut The Cord Can Help Newborns

By Team India Se · May 2, 2019

There is new evidence that delaying cutting or clamping the umbilical cord may be good for a baby.  It’s common practice to clamp the umbilical cord quickly after birth. But this stops the flow of nutrient-rich blood from the placenta. A new study has found that delaying cord clamping after birth by five minutes can…

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Cool Sculpting

By Jamuna Pai · May 2, 2019

Wonder how Jennifer Aniston manages to look perfect all the time? Or how Khloe Kardashian or Mariah Carey, who have had weight fluctuations in the past, are now sporting a slimmer figure with ease? CoolSculpting is the new big body contouring treatment that is growing in popularity.   When it comes to your reflection, you…

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Peace & Serenity

By SBS Surendran · May 2, 2019

A harmonious home or office design contributes to the well-being of occupants and increases productivity in a work space. Hence by ensuring a good flow of energy in and around the house or office, one can live and work better.  A building or a dwelling that is not very harmonious or which emanates bad energy…

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