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What oils are best for you: Part II

Zubin D’Souza Last week, we briefly touched on the subject of cooking oils and ever since then, I have been getting weird questions from chefs who form my kitchen team. “Do we migrate from using sunflower oil to canola oil?” “My mum just made Bengali vegetable chorchorri in mustard oil! Do you think I may get a heart attack?” “The …

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Restaurateur AD Singh has his pulse on Indian dining out

Vir Sanghvi I can still remember when I first met AD Singh. It was 1998 and I had been invited to moderate a session at a food summit in Bombay. On the panel were some well-known names from the food business of that era and two young guys who had made a name for themselves by running an operation called …

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Travelling to Mizoram: Why you must make plans

Sanya Panwar Landing through thick cloud and splattering rain at a small hilly airstrip, on a grey afternoon, is an unsettling experience. More so, if the runway is lined with electric fences and the fuselages of other planes whose landings hadn’t gone so well. But as the wind rattles the steps of Lengpui airport, in far-flung Mizoram, and big, chilly …

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Stay cool this summer with the right diet: Part I

Rohini Diniz Summer is the most difficult season of the year as the scorching sun coupled with high humidity and hot winds makes life uncomfortable for one and all. The high temperature results in sweating which leads to a loss of fluid along with electrolytes- sodium, potassium and chloride from the body resulting in weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps and ultimately …

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How getting what you want can sabotage you

Will Jonathan “You can’t win enough. You can’t have enough money. You can’t succeed enough. The only thing that can satiate that existential thirst is love. I just remember that day I made that shift from wanting to be a winner to wanting to have the most powerful, deep, and beautiful relationships I could possibly have.” ~Will Smith About a …

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The Guns of Navarone: Adventure extraordinaire!

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Hollywood had started producing films with the backdrop of World War II, during the World War II itself. ‘The Guns of Navarone’ (1961), which belonged to this genre was part of a cycle of big-budget World War II adventures of 1950s and 1960s that included ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ (1957), ‘The …

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Weaves of banaras

MEHER CASTELINO To celebrate the ‘Make in India’ Week in Mumbai the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Fashion Design Council of India presented thirty six creations by India’s top designers.

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The healthiest diets in the world

Zubin D’Souza When the Atkins diet hit the shelves in the ‘90s, there were several people worldwide who got instantly hooked on to his low carbohydrate and high protein approach. It was endorsed by famous celebrities, rock stars and athletes. People saw instant results and dietary habits were changed overnight…….and then….the bubble burst!

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Authentic Thai food blossoming in Arpora

Along one of the main tourist roads from Baga to Anjuna, in Tito’s White House, a new Thai restaurant signboard catches one’s eye with its striking jade and aqua green hues that reads ‘Lotus Blossom’.

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