The Beginner’s Diet Guidebook

If there is one word that can evoke strong reactions – negative or positive it has to be diet. While so much has been said about diets and dieting plans, the first time dieter is still confused and has many questions. We speak to some experts to get their take on what is the best way to start a diet. Address the Cause People gain weight because of internal issues like thyroid imbalances, hormonal fluctuations, water retention and metabolic disorders

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Interview with actor Faisal Khan

The Dancing Star He has won two dance reality shows on television and has played the lead in a historical series on Maharana Pratap. This speaks volumes for his talent. And make no mistake he is only 18 years old. Meet the young and dynamic Faisal Khan. Rewind Faisal started his television journey when he was only 13 when he participated in the show    Dance India Dance (DID) Li’l Masters 2 which he eventually went on to win. So

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Paella and Risotto food festival at My Fortune, Bengaluru

The Spanish Paella The Italian Risotto An interesting food festival is underway in Bengaluru and it is to do with a staple – rice! My Fortune, Bengaluru is currently running its ode to the Mediterranean with the unique “Paella and Risotto” food festival. Sachin Talwar, Executive Chef, ITC My Fortune gave us a preview of the culinary treats as part of the festival and showcased the carefully curated range of Italian and Spanish cuisine that has much for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

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Gardening in Small Spaces

While the Pantone colour of the year is green, there is an easy way to create your own patch of greenery at home. And if you are worried about space, here are a host of ideas to go green even when you have a space constraint. The Specifics Good design is essential for small space gardens. If you have limited room to grow, maximising the area you can garden in and wise plant selection are top priorities. K. Madhavan, Managing

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Shopping in Rameshwaram

The land of temples at the southernmost tip of Rameshwaram has many things beyond its obvious spiritual connect. One among these is the variety of shopping options from the markets around the temples, beach side shacks, sea shell marts and large stores that sell everything you would possibly need. In fact even if you are not looking to make a big purchase and are keen to pick up souvenirs for family and friends, you will be spoilt for choice. The

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Things to do in Muscat

I always like a window seat on my flight to any destination as I believe I can make my first impression of the destination I am visiting. So on my maiden visit to Muscat, I did ensure the same and as the flight lowered into the city limits, I was greeted by the magnificent Al Hajar mountains with a beige and brown facade that seemed to extend into miles. Soon after, I saw a vast expanse of desert and in

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Lee Jeans offers the perfect fit

Lee is the legendary jeans label that goes back to 1889 and is one of the world’s most iconic signatures of quality, innovation and craftsmanship. Following the establishment of the H.D. Lee Mercantile Company by Henry David Lee in Kansas, U.S., in 1889, Lee embarked on its journey to become a legendary denim brand. Over the years, Lee has made history with its many product innovations including the worlds’ first-ever zip fly jeans – the 101Z in 1926, the iconic

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Masterclass at Fairfield by Marriott, Bengaluru Rajajinagar

Chef Aniket Das showing how to prepare the Moong Sprout Ussal When I was invited to attend a Masterclass at Fairfield by Marriott, Bengaluru Rajajinagar with culinary master chef Micheal Swamy and Executive Chef Aniket Das I was excited as the key concept being used was a cook-off with local ingredients. Cooking with a low carbon footprint has always been a cause close to my heart as is the need to cook with ingredients available locally that is grown by farmers around the

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Exclusive Chef’s Workshop at JW Marriott Bengaluru

Picture this – 40 chefs given the challenge to create one local breakfast item with ingredients in a black box. Each one to interpret this on their own and come up with their take on the same. This was Day One of the Marriott India Chef’s Workshop where 40 of the best culinary minds from all Marriott India and Starwood Hotels took part in an intensive, detailed and customised training session. An annual event where chef’s from the group get

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Colour Balancing in Homes

The importance of colours in a home can hardly be over emphasized. However while this is an important decor element, it is also something that can clutter your home if not done right. The key then is to balance colours and experts tell us just how to do it. Do it Right To begin with light to medium colour palate usage is safer than darker and bold colour palette in order to balance and harmonize the decor. Choose a colour

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