For centuries, rice has been a staple food in many regions in India and in countries like China, Japan and across South East Asia. We all know how versatile RICE is. Combine it with curries, lentils, vegetables, meats, any other masalas, spices or grains and one immediately has a dish ready to be savored, relished and thoroughly enjoyed.Needless to say that the grain is packed with many health benefits. It has ability to provide fast and instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood levels and slow down aging process.So lets have a look at some delectable rice recipes, which shall send our taste buds into a tizzy.
Spinach commonly known as Palak, is one of the most popular leafy vegetable. From being an active ingredient in daily cooking at homes to featuring as a culinary delight in exotic menus, spinach is a versatile green. Apart from its rich colour, spinach is widely known for being a powerhouse of nutrients. Spinach is high in niacin, zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese. It is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol.Studies have also shown that spinach contains nutrients that help in prevention of cancer, asthma, lowering of blood pressure, improving bone, skin & hair health. Now that’s what we call a powerhouse of good nutrition. Lets check some delicious ways to get your family to eat more of this ‘Magic Green’.
More & more people are being diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. A fat soluble vitamin, deficiency of vitamin D leads to risk of developing bone abnormalities & lower immunity levels. Vitamin D has several important functions like regulating calcium absorption in the system. This vitamin also plays an important role in regulating mood & fighting depression.Though our bodies produce vitamin D when directly exposed to sunlight, certain foods can also help us get vitamin D when included in our diets. Let look at some easy delicious ways of getting more of this “sunshine vitamin”.
A simmering pot of dal (lentils) in Indian kitchens is a common sight. A staple dish across Indian households, dal is a favored source of protein for vegetarians. Though every Indian kitchen has its own favorite dal preparation, there are many ways to prepare dals. Dals are made differently across homes & can range from being spicy & sweet to extremely hot depending on regional influences.Usually, a dal recipe requires the dal to be boiled to a stew like consistency & many a times vegetables are added along with Indian spices like turmeric powder, coriander powder & garlic or ginger. A tempering is added towards the end to finish the preparation & lend smokey flavors. Lets look at some delicious Indian dal preparations.
Here’s a list of 10 Indian Breakfasts that are recommended for diabetics as well as pro-diabetics, however, people living sedentary lifestyles must also include these healthy breakfasts in their daily menus to enjoy a diabetes-free life:
Being the son of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri is no easy task. Not only does the ‘Bachchan’ tag come with a lot of pressure, but it also means that a lot of expectations and comparisons are bound to happen.Time and again, Abhishek is trolled on social media for his acting skills, his movie choices and his failures. Despite all the thrashing, Jr. Bachchan has managed to wow many with his acting skills as some of the most memorable characters in some really good movies.On the actor’s birthday, we take a look at the films where he proved that acting indeed is in his Bachchan genes.
Soha Ali Khan took to Instagram sharing an adorable picture of her daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and Kareena Kapoor Khan's son Taimur Ali Khan having a gala time swinging. Take a look at the pictures...
There is a reason why she is known as the most beautiful woman on earth. And these pictures prove just that.On the beauty queen’s 46th birthday, take a look at some of her old pictures.– Images sourced from Instagram
Bollywood’s very gorgeous lady, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, born on November 1, 1973, turns 44 today. With every passing year, the actress as achieved something great. In 1994, she won the Miss World pageant. In 1997, she was seen first time on the silver screen in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film, Iruvar. She made her Bollywood debut in the same year with the film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.The blue-eyed actress is the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival. She had even spread her magic in the Hollywood film industry. In 2015, after a long break, she made her comeback with Jazbaa. Last year, she gave two spectacular performances in Sarbjit and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. This year, she will be seen in Fanney Khan.We have seen many pictures of the actress that truly defines her beauty. On her birthday, have a look at some unseen magazine covers of the actress that will surely take you back to 90s.– Business of Cinema
With stress, depression, insomnia, fatigue, turning out to be the most common issues of Indians (children, teenagers, adults alike) let’s delve on how we can nip the bud with food. As per experts, stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. Well, add some of these foods in your daily diet to literally go further with food and shoo away high-stress levels from your life.
Most of the world know Rekha as Amitabh Bachchan’s life-long lover (thanks to the rumours and their chemistry in ‘Silsila’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, Mr Natwarlal’ to name a few). But you can’t deny that she is a fierce, sexy, elusive actresses with a kind of a vulnerability that she showcases through her roles.Very few know about how the actress is in real life. In 2003, when film journalist Anupama Chopra, visited Rekha, she wrote that while tabloids had portrayed her as a reclusive woman twisted bitter by lecherous men and loneliness, in reality Rekha was none of that; she described her as chatty and curious, excited and energetic, cheerful and almost illegally optimistic.To understand the evergreen actress better, journalist/film commentator and author Yasser Usman came out with a biographic on the diva, ‘Rekha: The Untold Story’, which chronicles her life and days in Bollywood, with everything little secret revealed; from her alleged affair with Amitabh Bachchan to the suicide of her husband Mukesh Agarwal to why she wears sindoor and mangalsutra everywhere.But as the sultry actress turns older today, take a look movies that made her so popular today.– Saloni Dhruv, images from Movie Talkies and Getty
Have you been trying to squeeze in those gym hours daily without enjoying yourself at all? Do you feel like losing weight is now turning into a tedious task instead of the refreshing activity everyone describes the workout to be? Or are you just simply unwilling to commit yourself to one of those super expensive Gym Memberships?Either way, we’ve come up with a list of 10 fun workout alternatives to put you out of your misery and still help you get into shape!
"Prem naam hai mera..." is one of the most popular dialogues, delivered in his signature leery style, by veteran actor Prem Chopra, who turns 84 today. He floored the entire film industry with his iconic 'Bad boy' image and we still recite his spooky dialogues again and again.Here are some of his scary, yet funny, dialogues:Image credits – Movie Talkies
Bollywood actress Kajol Devgn turns a year older today, we bring you some of her most stylish outings from our photo archives.
National Geographic has unveiled the winner of its 2019 Travel Photo Contest.‘Winter in Greenland’ taken by Weimin Chu shows the fishing village of Upernavik in northwestern Greenland. The image reflects the multiple colours of Greenlandic buildings which were historically painted different colours so people could see what their purpose was when the landscape is covered in snow.“It felt so harmonious,” said Chu, who wins $7,500. “The whole land was covered by white, cold snow, and the blue tint at dusk made it even cooler. But the light from the windows, street lights and the family of three made the world warm again.”This year’s contest received thousands of entries from around the globe in three categories: Nature, Cities and People, which were judged by a panel of expert photographers and National Geographic staff. Huaifeng Li won first place in the People category with a photograph of actors preparing for an evening opera performance in Licheng County, China, while Tamara Blazquez Haik won the Nature category with a photograph of a griffon vulture soaring the skies in Monfragüe National Park in Spain.
Madhuri Dixit is one of the most successful female stars of Indian cinema. The diva, who has remained active for the past three decades, turns 52 today. On her birthday, here are some throwback photos of the 'Dhak Dhak' girl.
Take a look at your favourite celebrities who were spotted outside the gym. These stars hit the gym regularly to keep themselves fit and stay in shape.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been dating for a while and their marriage rumours have been in the buzz since then. The latest one being that Alia and Ranbir, who are on a vacation in Lake Como, Italy, are also getting married there, secretly. While Alia’s mother, Soni Razdan, have called these rumours ‘baseless’, we really hope that this hit real-life jodi ties the knot soon.The couple was spotted at Mumbai airport having returned from vacationing in Europe. Alia was seen dressed in peach with a light blue cape, while Ranbir rocked an orange and blue jacket and distressed denim trousers.– Images by Yogen Shah
The team of Student of the Year 2 were spotted at a special screening of the film in Mumbai on Tuesday night. The lead actors of the film, Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey were in attendance along with their families. While Tiger was accompanied by his parents Jackie, Ayesha and sister Krishna, Ananya came with her parents Chunky and Bhavna Pandey as well as her sister.Produced by Dharma Productions, Student of the Year 2 has been directed by Punit Malhotra and is scheduled to release this Friday. Check out pictures from the special screening of the film held last night.
Do your hunger pangs hit you at any time of the day? There are several reasons why you are hungry even after you have finished a big meal. The reasons include not eating enough protein, not sleeping enough, eating too much refined carbohydrates, not eating healthy high-fat foods, not drinking enough water, not eating fibre-rich foods and drinking excess alcohol.There are many who opt for appetite suppressants such as pills that stop oneself from feeling hungry. However, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH), these appetite suppressant pills come with dangerous side effects. Instead, a person can go the natural way to curb their hunger and suppress appetite. Here are the ways in which you can control your hunger.– Boldsky
Each year, the Met Gala brings together some of the biggest names from the world of fashion, music, films and more. This year, the theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion” and celebrities did not hold back on the pink carpet! While some went all out and kinky, others stuck to their uber sexy looks.Check out some of the craziest looks we spotted at this year’s Met Gala.