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Top Valentine’s Day traditions across the world

Prerna Gupta The stage has been set: The chocolates have been stocked; the roses have been plucked and the teddy bears have been bought. If you haven’t guessed it already, yes, Valentine’s Day is here! February 14 has been officially deemed as the Day of Love in most parts of the world, a day when lovers express their feelings for …

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Food and Moods – II

Rohini Diniz As we have seen in the earlier article, the strongest food cravings hit when you are at an emotionally low point and emotional eating can sabotage your weight-loss efforts as it often leads to eating too much of high-calorie, sweet and fatty foods. The good news is that if you’re prone to emotional eating, you can take steps …

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Complex vitamins for a healthy brain

B vitamins can ward off brain ageing, banish depression, and can help you live longer! Vitamin B complex is vital in cellular enzyme function and important in brain metabolism Deepika Rathod The group of vitamins known as the B complex vitamins have been called the ‘happy vitamins’ or ‘anti-stress vitamins’ because they can improve energy levels and increase your tolerance …

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Look for the good and you will find it

Kimber Simpkins What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ~John Lubbock Have you ever noticed how as human beings, we tend to go negative? Looking out into the world, we see the crumpled fast food bag in the street and the torn curtain in the window. Looking into the mirror, we see the pores and dark circles …

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A Star is Born: The Judy Garland Show

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Most child performers in Hollywood films, especially child actresses right from Judy Garland to Shirley Temple and Jodie Foster to Drew Barrymore went on to succeed as adult stars on the silver screen. Garland, like other Hollywood moppets was very popular among audiences. In fact, had she enacted the only role of Dorothy …

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Schechner’s theory of fourth world

  Richard Schechner author and professor of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University believes that the world requires a fourth world to counter the tri-polar world which is based on the idealised religions, globalisation and militarism. He was speaking on the concluding day of the 9th edition of D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas on Friday …

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Cosy Creations for 2016

MEHER CASTELINO Cosy creations are the perfect ensembles, when the mercury moves down and warm clothing never looked more stylish and creative in India. At the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015-16, Indian designers pulled out all stops to cater to the many fashionistas who holiday in the Alps and in very cool climes. Interesting fabric textures took centre stage, …

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The story of pasta

Zubin D’souza Did you know that the world’s fastest prepared food, most consumed food and definitely the food with the most variants is pasta? Did you know that the fastest selling quick-fix meal the world over is instant noodles – also a variant of pasta?

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Enjoying your wine experience

Drinking wine has already become a part of the Indian lifestyle. The sales in India have increased plentiful with new brands springing up. It is at the Grape Escapade that one can truly get to know more about wines and get a hang of enjoying different wines. Nikhil Agarwal Sommelier and CEO of All Things Nice, an Indian consultancy specialising …

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From Vienna to Rome: Here’s how you backpack across Europe on a budget

Prerna Madan Imagine a typical European sight with winding cobblestone streets, cosy candle lit ‘Trattorias’, metallic antique street lamps and of course, Mediterranean-style windows adorned with flowers. Now add budget constraints, places to visit, intra-and inter-city travel; and you would realise travelling in Europe needs a lot more planning than guides or tour packages can describe.

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