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Navratri 2017: Here’s how fasting detoxifies the body and improves immunity

Fasting can detoxify the body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure, say experts. * Drinking a lot of liquids such as coconut water and herbal tea help aggressively in flushing out toxins from the body and maintaining electrolyte balance. * Another benefit of fasting is that it brings self-discipline and keep us away from eating unnecessary snacking. * Following the pattern of the traditional and Satvik diet that includes fruits, lassi (Buttermilk), lemon water,…

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Navratri 2017: What Vegetables to Eat and What to Avoid While Fasting

Navratri festivities have begun and devotees of Goddess Durga have commenced the nine-day Navratri fasting ritual. Devotees may observe a fast for all the nine days or choose to keep it in pairs- either on the first and the last day or last two days. There are certain fasting dos and don’ts that people are required to follow when it comes your daily diet. For instance, you can include vrat ingredients like sama ke chawal, singhare ka atta, kuttu ka atta, fruits and some vegetables in your diet during fasting. However, a lot of us may…

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India replaces China as top retail destination in 2017: Study

India has replaced China as the numero uno retail destination in 2017 as part of the global retail development index, according to industry experts. “India has replaced China this year as the top retail destination as part of the study on global retail development index,” AT Kearney partner Subhendu Roy said on the concluding day of the two-day India Retail Forum 2017. The change in ranking was an outcome of four factors including increased consumer spending, beyond essentials, rising mobile and internet penetration, favourable foreign investment climate and bold action…

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Get Ready for EmTech MIT 2017

It’s hard to believe that our flagship technology event is gearing up for its 17th year this November. I feel lucky to say that this will be my sixth time attending EmTech MIT. Being present at EmTech each year is a privilege; it’s great to bear witness to the possibilities for the future at this wide technological crossroads. Recommended for You The UN Says the Global Digital Divide Could Become a Yawning Chasm Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain? A Carbon-Fiber Cage Could Crash-Proof Drone Delivery A Material That Throws…

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CAT 2017 notification likely to appear in newspapers on July 30

The official notification for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 — the gateway to the Indian Institute of Management and other leading B-schools of the country — is likely to appear in newspapers on July 30. The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) will conduct the Common Admission Test this year, after a gap of nearly seven years. Professor Neeraj Dwivedi of the institute will be the convener for the exam. The exam is likely to be held either in November or early December. The online registration for CAT may begin from…

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Teej Festival 2017: How This Auspicious Festival is Usually Celebrated

As the rains hit the summer-beaten earth, it sprouts life, spreading a green cover as far as the eyes can see. Haryali Teej, one of the central and most loved festivals of North India, is a celebration of nature’s bounty that springs forth during monsoons. Every year, Haryali Teej is celebrated on the third day of the first fortnight of Shravan or Sawan month, usually between July and August of the Gregorian calendar. This year, Hariyali Teej 2017 falls Wedneday, 26th July. According to Hindu legend, Teej celebrates Lord Shiva’s acceptance of Devi Parvati as his wife after her dedication…

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