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Ramadan Special 2017: Delhi’s Top 11 Ramadan Food Eateries That You Must Visit

“There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the sound box is stuffed full of anything, no music. If the brain and belly are burning clean with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire. The fog clears, and new energy makes you run up the steps in front of you….” -Jelaluddin Rumi Come Ramadan and the madness at the galis of Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid multiply tenfold. Ramadan or Ramzan is the ninth month of the IslamicCalendar, and…

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Summer Special: How to Make Infused Water and Beat the Heat

The arrival of the summers has cropped up the need for refreshing drinks and icy smoothies to stay cool and hydrated. On one hand, aerated drink manufacturers are trying to lure people to their beverages through marketing techniques, while on the other hand, health conscious people are resorting to natural ways to make summer refreshment at home, particularly infused water. Although it’s not a new concept, infused water has gained immense popularity in the recent times. As people look for refreshment with nutrition, its better to prepare infused water at…

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What’s so special about manuka honey?

Honey’s been used as a medicine for centuries, due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties—all of which are related to the nectar the bees gather, which can vary plant by plant. As for manuka honey specifically: According to Sharon Palmer, RDN, author of Plant-Power for Life, manuka comes from New Zealand, where it’s made by bees that pollinate the flowers of the local, native manuka bush. “Manuka honey has high concetrations of compounds with antibacterial activity,” says Palmer. “There’s even a grading system for manuka, called UMF, which scores quality.”…

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Diwali Special: How to Detox After The Festivities

Diwali festivities are over and the one thing that we dread is the weighing scale. Indulgence has been at its peak and all that we probably need right now is to detox and cleanup. For a lot of people, the word detox conjures up images of struggles with alcohol, caffeine, sugar laden and processed food, but detoxification is a natural process. Your body knows how to clean and flush out toxins. It’s one of the most basic automatic functions. Just as your heart beats nonstop and your lungs breathe continuously,…

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Diwali 2016 Special: 3 Breathing Exercises to Help You Deal With the Pollution this Diwali

  Diwali, the festival of lights, is here and we all are geared up with our favourite mithais, namkeens and other goodies. Diwali festivities are never devoid of firecrackers that cause a measurable spike in air pollution levels every year. Delhi Pollution Central Committee (DPCC) suggests the contamination levels in the capital city to have markedly skyrocketed before Diwali. This pollution majorly originates from the smoke emitted from firecrackers and adversely affects the health of a lot of people, especially those suffering from respiratory problems like asthma. According to the…

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Navratri 2016 Special: 8 Reasons Why You Should Eat Singhara, a Native Superfood

Image Credits: Instagram/thecuriousjalebi This Navratri 2016, eat singhara and reap the benefits. Also known as water chestnut, buffalo nut, bat nut, ling nut or Singhara, it is actually the seed of the fruit of a floating aquatic plant. Singhara is grown in sluggish water or fresh water lakes in India. Come Navratri and one can see cart loads of this fruit being sold along the road side. The fruits are eaten as such or dried and ground to a flour. It is a phalahar and is an integral part of…

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