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Boondi: The Rajasthani Drop-sized Gram Flour Balls Perfect for Both Sweet and Savoury Delicacies

Come Tuesday and our hearts can’t stop craving for the sweet boondis and boondi ke laddoo, especially the ones given as part of temple offerings. Said to have originated in Rajasthan, boondis are deep fried chickpea or gram flour droplets (boondi in Hindi means droplet), sweetened with syrup, and are an essential part of several auspicious occasions in many parts of northern India. Chef Sadaf Hussain, contestant of MasterChef India 2016 says, “The origin  can be traced to cities of Rajasthan where the locals used fried chickpea flour, and added sugar, to make it…

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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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The Stress of the Holidays – and 2016 – May Make This the Perfect Time to Try Meditation

If we can agree on one thing, it’s that this holiday season is especially stressful. This year it’s not just about the crush of shopping, decorating, cooking and traveling, but the whirl of emotions about getting together with friends and family, some of whom may disagree with you on matters more weighty than whose holiday sweater is ugliest. It may be the year to spike the eggnog. Better yet, it may be the year to try meditation. We spoke to Tara Brach, a psychologist, teacher and founder of the Insight…

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s Diet: What Makes This Stunner So Effortlessly Perfect

Deciphering Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s fitness secret is easy, as she has long been proclaiming fitness as her way of life. The actress has always been on top of her game from showing her dance moves on super hit Bollywood numbers to winning Celebrity Big Brother 5 in 2007. Her svelte body is enviable and what goes behind maintaining it is beyond laudable. She makes fitness sound fun and easy as opposed to those who paint a dreadful picture.Fitness isn’t always about following contemporary trends, but more about knowing your body…

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past perfect: A walk thru Pondicherry

not like a whole lot of India, Pondicherry appears to cherish its historical past instead of wiping it smooth with bright new homes, or letting it crumble in indifference. Pondicherry’s brush with colonial history and global appeal—it became ruled by using France from the 17th century to 1952, and in short via the Dutch and the British—has always given its antique-world attraction a decidedly cosmopolitan flavour. The town’s professional call Puducherry is a clue to the way it negotiates the beyond. in the beginning known as Puducheri, a Tamil port,…

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