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.
Human bodies are built up of complex and intricate systems. For them to be strong and in healthy conditions, it is utmost necessary that your immunity defends you of getting sick. An army of white blood cells, the immune system is a fighting force that destroys the “bad guys” that cause illness and rids the body of toxins. So is it possible to boost the fighting power of this army and help make your immune system stronger?The answer is in your kitchen itself. Your mum or grandmother most likely would swear by these six herbs to bring balance to the body, boost the immune system, and promote overall health.Try adding them to your routine, today.– Images from Pixabay
These high profile kisses by Hollywood celebrities had less to do with love and more to do with charity. But they were all for a good cause.How much would you cough up for a good charity kiss with your favourite celeb and would you pay at all for a kiss? On World Kiss Day share your thoughts and comments below.Source reference: https://people.com/
As one of the most revered screen idols, Pran's chilling villainy forever associated his name with notoriety. On his 100th birth anniversary, we look back at his most memorable roles.
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.
The Drum-Roll to the Chinese New Year in Singapore, is in ecstatic effect! Visually, one cannot miss the fact that it is the year of the Rat. Chinatown in Singapore is bustling with eager participants, spectators and locals. The undeniable energy and vibrance spewing from the contagious red hue, portrays the distinct tradition and modern buzzing high energy of the excited humans!This year, the Chinese New Year falls on the 25th of January and will conclude on the 27th of January, 2020.To get into the heart of the action, independent photographer Tanuja Patnaik visited the historic enclave of Chinatown prior to the start of the Chinese New Year and captured in all it’s grandeur streets lit-up and lined with beautifully-designed lanterns.The official light-up on opening ceremony commenced on 4 January in 2020, and visitors to the event are in for a multisensory extravaganza. Expect to be enchanted by lion dances, nightly street shows and vendors selling an assortment of snacks and traditional goodies.Photo credit: Tanuja Patnaik (website: http://www.tanujapatnaik.com/)Source: https://publicholidays.sg/chinese-new-year/, www.visitsingapore.com
In the first month of the new millennium, Bollywood witnessed a phenomenon like none. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, a love story with a sparkling soundtrack and featuring two fresh-faced debutants set the box office on fire. Blessed with Greek-God looks and superlative dancing skills, Hrithik Roshan became an overnight star and the rest, as they say, is history. On its 20th anniversary, we look at some interesting trivia about the blockbuster movie.
Karan Arjun was the last hurrah of the 90s masala multi-starrers before Bollywood discovered a new language at the turn of the century. Here are some interesting facts about the reincarnation-revenge drama.
Hordes of Bollywood films hit the screens each year but only a handful among them create tremendous pre-release buzz. Here are the 10 most awaited movies that are slated to release in 2020.
The biggest challenge while making a list of the biggest blockbusters of the decade is to decide what the determining factor should be. As the period spans ten years, one cannot simply pick the ten highest grossers and proclaim them as the biggest blockbusters because the prices of tickets shoot up every year, especially for marquee, big-budget releases.Hence, the nett collections of -- for example -- a ‘Race 3’ released in 2018 are more than a ‘Dabangg’, which hit the screens in 2010, though the latter is a much bigger blockbuster. Hence, the ideal yardstick to measure the magnitude of Box-Office success of films is the number of footfalls. Footfalls are nothing but the number of tickets sold by cinema halls across India. So, a ‘Dabangg’ has more footfalls than a ‘Race 3’ and would have done much more business than the latter if released in 2018 because of increased ticket rates over the years.Here are the 10 blockbusters which released between 2010-2019 and struck gold at the turnstiles.Notes:1) ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is excluded as it was a Telugu movie dubbed in Hindi. This list takes into account only Bollywood films.2) Footfalls are number of tickets sold within India.
While 2019 gave Bollywood a few big hits, there were also many opulently mounted films, carrying huge expectations, which bit the dust at the ticket counters.
Sharp undercover agents, resolute housewives, and successful career women -- here are some of the most memorable performances from Bollywood’s leading ladies.
Rappers, rockers, lovers, fighters, and good boys gone rogue — here are some of the most memorable performances of this decade.
Performances that paved the way for stardom, resurrected careers, and cemented legacy – we look back at Hindi cinema’s very best in the last 10 years.
Crazy about interiors and interested in exploring upcoming trends for 2020?Look no further. Here are tips to help you add a dash of class and style in your living space.Source: HOUZZ India trend report 2020
India’s diverse landscape and climates make for interesting road-trips. Some locations look drastically different during the different seasons, making them perfect destinations, even if you’ve been there before. Here are our top picks for winter road tripsSource: http://www.roadtrippersclub.com/Author: Deepak Ananth, core member, RoadTrips coThe RoadTripsCo (RTC), is a pan India community of road travel enthusiasts. RTC brings together individuals, families, and friends to offer on-road experiences. The community that was first started in Mumbai is now present in over 18 cities, doing what they do best, making weekends and holidays, fun and exciting. People with diverse cultures and experiences come together with their cars and bikes, to be a part of this community and explore the unexplored parts of the country. Their road trips include a varied range of experiences, from day sprints, monsoon treks and camp nights to weekend getaways, heritage walks, and long expeditions, that are also child-friendly and pet-friendly.
Some bulked up, some toned down. Some were subtle, others striking. Let’s look at the year’s most successful onscreen transformations.