Author Archives: Loknath Das

Enjoy good health with this Almond and Oven Dried Tomato Salad recipe

  Don’t you agree that eating salads is the most convenient way to work in good health into your life? A couple of servings of vegetables and fruits and you are all set. No, don’t scrunch your face yet. If you aren’t a big fan, it probably means that you haven’t been making your salad right. Also, look at it Read More

When Burma Arrived in Mumbai

    Ankit Gupta still remembers the humid winds blowing from the docks, and the fishermen who dotted the coast. It was July 2008 when Gupta, the founder of restaurant Burma Burma, visited Yangon (then Rangoon), when he was reminded of the quieter pace of Mumbai in the 1970s. The country had yet to open up; its life still revolved Read More

Why your hubby loves to gorge on chicken korma

  Do you know why your husband can’t resist that mouth-watering chicken korma which you hate but love to hop on a delicious chocolate cake? Blame it on a gene variant. According to the researchers, people who carry variants in a particular gene have an increased preference for high-fat food but a decreased preference for sugary foods. Previous studies in Read More

18 best Potato recipes

1. Scrumptious potato recipes! Potato is that versatile vegetable which can be cooked in several ways. It is in fact a staple food in several countries. If you think potatoes ate fattening, you will be happy to learn that they are not just loaded with fat but are also full of nutritional benefits. A single potato has just 110 calories, Read More

15 best Paratha recipes

1. Relish the taste of these scrumptious parathas! A flatbread, with or without stuffing is what describes the paratha best. On days you do not want to prepare an elaborate meal, paratha can come to your rescue. Parathas are usually stuffed with vegetables and sometimes with meat, they are out-of-the-world preparations, oozing with ghee and bursting with flavours. The best Read More

We can’t stop drooling over these latest wedding cakes

1. Latest Cake Trends of 2017! We can’t stop drooling over these latest wedding cakes. Wedding cakes are supposed to bring luck and happiness to the newlyweds. Though we have borrowed the concept from the West, quite characteristically, Indian Weddings have taken this trend to the next level with innovation and grandeur. So, what are the latest trends in the Read More

Are MOOCs, Bootcamps and Other Alternative Education Options Effective?

The U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C. (USCHOOLS/GETTY IMAGES) New study raises questions about certificate programs, bootcamps, as Congress considers increased support for them By Kara Voght The House has passed one bill, and is likely to pass another, that would provide funding for people to enroll in certificate programs, apprenticeships, bootcamps and other technical education programs. But a new study Read More

Here’s a health-care fix that’s small but powerful

A nurse listens to a client’s chest at the Spanish Catholic Center agency of the Diocese of Washington Catholic Charities. Comprehensive health-care reform is dead for now. But the problems facing the nation’s beleaguered health system live on. Lawmakers must now come together to make bipartisan reforms on the margin to shore it up. They should start by addressing Medicaid, Read More

People with healthy lifestyle live up to seven years longer suggests a study

The researchers noted that each of the three unhealthy behaviours – obesity, smoking, and unhealthy consumption of alcohol – was linked to a reduction in life expectancy and to an earlier occurrence of disabilities. (File Photo) People who do not smoke, consume alcohol moderately and maintain a healthy weight may live up to seven years longer than the general population, Read More

The sweetest fragrance of spring

The flowers in the garden are pretty, and they smell so sweet. Spring is in full bloom, and the air is filled with sweet fragrance of flowers in riots of colours. Some of the flowers are popular the world over not only for their beauty, but also for their sweet fragrance. How many kinds of sweet flowers grow in a Read More