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What is a Patiala Peg and How Did it Get its Name?

  If you have partied in North India, or even gone out with friends for a few drinks, there is a good chance you would have heard the term ‘Patiala Peg’ being used. Accompanied by loud banter and an attempt to outshine or exhibit bravado, the Patiala peg has come to signify more than a measure of whisky, it is almost a sign of ‘masculinity’ in Punjab. The rough volume of a Patiala peg is around 120ml. This is roughly four ‘smalls’ or two ‘large’ drinks in colloquial terms. However,…

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Enjoy healthy, home-made ice lollies this summer. Here’s how you can make them

Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a home-made ice lolly.   Beat the heat this summer with healthy, refreshing ice lollies. They taste best when made at home with love. Smriti Advani, a writer for UrbanClap, shares wonderful recipes you can try with your family on swelteringly hot days. Berry ice lolly If you’re able to catch the tail end of the strawberry season, hang on to them for these super easy popsicle. Simply combine chopped strawberries with frozen berries like red currants, blueberries or blackberries with…

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How to Do Manicure At Home: Get Beautiful Hands & Perfect Nails

                      In this busy world where people don’t even have the time to look at themselves in the mirror, how will they take out time go to a salon for grooming up? It would be much easier if you could just do it at home. It’s no secret. Ladies (and men of course) love pretty hands – soft skin and well-polished nails. But that needs a lot of maintenance and frequent trips to your beautician. Professional manicures can be expensive…

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How to Get Six Pack Abs Without Going to the Gym

The summer season is around the corner and it is time to get into your short pants and t-shirts to flaunt your physique. That perfect V-shaped torso, chiseled muscles and toned body are desired by all yet achieved by very few. Burning enough calories and following a strict diet is one way to get into shape. Six-pack abdominal muscles are one of the most desirable fitness goals around the globe today. It’s a fitness statement like no other. What exactly is ‘Six-Pack’? Six-pack is a thin sheet of abdominal muscles;…

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How to Slow Down Ageing: Eat Less and Live Long!

No one wants to grow old and experience wrinkles, pale skin, grey hair and weak bones. Although ageing is a part of our natural metabolism, there is a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to all sorts of products that claim to fight signs of aging. The truth is that these products only go skin deep while ageing occurs deeper, at a cellular level. A recent study has suggested that eating less can slow down ageing processes. Published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, the study offers one glimpse into how cutting calories impacts…

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How to Do Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide

When was the last time you sat down in a quiet corner with complete awareness of yourself, your breath and your immediate surroundings? Not in a really long time, isn’t it? We’re so used to ‘multi-tasking’ in our daily lives that being consumed with myriad thoughts, all at once, has become second nature to most of us. We’re zipping through meetings, taking work home, working while on vacation and thinking about the next break when at work. It’s a stressful life and we only have ourselves to blame for it….

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