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Brain Foods

Can’t find your keys, again? Wondering why you headed to the pantry for? It could be a momentary memory loss or multitasking has made the brain fog a little. There is no denying that as we age, our body ages along with us and so does the brain. The human brain starts slowing down as [...]

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The Humble Yet Exotic Naan

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Naan bread is a staple diet in Central and South Asia, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iran, and India. The word “naan” traces its etymology to an old Persian word, “nagna,” which means naked or bare, perhaps referring to the style of baking it uncovered. Today the word simply means bread in its land of [...]

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Khichdi – A Comfort Food of The Masses

Khichdi is a South Asian dish made from rice and lentils. It is commonly considered to be a India’s comfort food. The word ‘khichdi’ and its alternate spellings khichri, khicheri, cutcheree, kedgeree and kushari comes from a Sanskrit word ‘khicca‘, meaning rice and pulses based dish. Khichdi has a long history in India, pairing rice [...]

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The Courtly Pulao

If any dish can be said to be the foundation of a cuisine, then pilaf is for Mughal cuisine. It has a fascinating history and dominates the dinner table as centerpiece. The fragrant pilaf originated in Persia and spread throughout the world with a subtle change of consonants – in India pilau, in Turkey pilav, [...]

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Healthy, Radiant Hair

Men and women alike desire for one thing, healthy and radiant hair. Having healthy hair takes more than just shampoo and conditioner. For several reasons, hair starts thinning out at certain point of time. It can cause panic, distress and anxiety for the individuals concerned. Besides, genetic reasons, chronic disease, stress and some medications, it [...]

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Eating for Beauty

What You Eat Affects How you Look Beauty, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary is “the qualities that gives pleasure to the senses or exalt the mind.” Beauty is predominantly a concern for the female population. There is an old saying that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” However, there are definite social concepts [...]

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The Story of Salt

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These are some of my articles that have been featured in the Press. I’m a food columnist for a local daily The Oxford Eagle and a regular contributor to IndiaCurrents, a magazine that caters to the Indian diaspora .   Homer called salt a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. [...]

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Fertility Foods

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These are some of my articles that have been featured in The Press.  I’m a food columnist for a local daily The Oxford Eagle and a regular contributor to IndiaCurrents, a magazine that caters to the Indian diaspora .    When Darwin used the term ‘survival of the fittest’ he didn’t mean anything about the good [...]

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Tracing the Tasty History of Biriyani

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These are some of my articles that have been featured in The Press. I’m a food columnist for a local daily The Oxford Eagle and a regular contributor to IndiaCurrents, a magazine that caters to the Indian diaspora .   Food and culture go hand in hand and cuisine leaves its own imprint on history. [...]

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