What to see and do in Sharjah

As I was reading a little book in the hotel lobby, my guide came up to me and said, “Sharjah is the city of museums. We have a museum dedicated to almost everything.” And indeed that was certainly true as the book I was reading has a listing of all the numerous museums in Sharjah. So I decided the best way to start my sojourn in Sharjah would be to visit the Sharjah heritage Museum. And while the United Arab

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Recipe: Summer Cooler – Lemongrass Buttermilk

If you are looking for a refreshing drink that can beat your summer blues, here is a simple one – Lemongrass Buttermilk – this one makes 2 glasses. Ingredients: 50 ml curds 200 ml water 1 long sprig of lemongrass 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 red chilli 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil Salt, to taste Method: Boil the lemongrass in 100 ml of water and allow to cool. This will also allow the water to absorb the flavours of

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PCOS/PCOD – an essential guide

A study conducted by Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, AIIMS shows that about 20-25% of Indian women of childbearing age are suffering from PCOS. While 60% of women with PCOS are obese, 35-50% have fatty liver, 70% have insulin resistance and 60-70% have high level of androgen and 40- 60% have glucose intolerance. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic ovary disorder (PCOD) is generally a lifestyle disorder due to improper living style habits and has no cure. However you can

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The Many Moods of Makeup

Makeup is something that must just be done right. If you over or under do it, the impact can be quite stressful for you. Again, makeup varies based on the occasion.  So if you are wondering how you can stay trendy in different situations read on as experts share their tips and tricks. For a Brunch A brunch is easily one time of the day that is always looked forward to and there is something so wonderful about being able

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Body Weight Training

Do you want to build your muscles and core strength but have no equipment? Do you loathe going to the gym? Well if you answered yes to either of these queries, fret not you can actually use your own body weight to work out and come up with a body that is well toned. Yes, body weight training is the buzz word that does the trick. The Basics So what is body weight training? Simply put this is a training

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Interview with Celebrity Trainer Ramona Braganza

What is common between Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Amanda Seyfried, Ashlee Simpson, Eva Mendez, Jaime King, Dania Ramirez, Zac Effron, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Welling, Michael Weatherly, Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons? Well all these big names have been trained by Hollywood’s Hottest Celebrity Trainer Ramona Braganza. Widely acknowledged as one of the top personal trainers in the world among the entertainment industry, Ramona has worked as Jessica Alba’s personal trainer for the last 12

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Manjushree Heritage Packaging Museum

Nostalgia is a wonderful feeling and one that normally brings back memories that one would fondly look back at. The Manjushree Heritage Packaging Museum in Bangalore is much like that. A one stop show for all vintage packaged products, the museum is housed in a building hugged by pink bougainvillea trees in the industrial area of Bommasandra. Established in 2003 by Manjushree Technopack Ltd this is part of its packaging innovation division and is the brainchild of Vimal Kedia, Managing

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Recipe: Barley Salad

I recently have been reading up on the health benefits of barley and wanted to try something new. So I made this simple salad that is full of health and flavour! Ingredients 4 tablespoons barley cooked 1 green apple 1 medium sized carrot 1 small red bell pepper 1 small yellow bell pepper 1 small green bell pepper 1 mid sized tomato 1 tsp mixed herbs 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp freshly

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Review of Wink Salon, Bengaluru

After a hectic travelling schedule that including hopping countries, I had tested the limits of my energy and was feeling quite drained. So when I had the opportunity of pampering myself, I decided to head to Wink Salon & Spa. Located on the fourth floor overlooking the beautiful Ulsoor Lake, Wink Salon and Spa has a decor that is bright and quirky. A beautiful mustard door welcomes you inside the plush space done up in hues of yellow, black and

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Review of Sara Spa, Bengaluru

Japanese Twist to Wellness The word ‘Sara’ encompasses all forms of purification and purity is not merely restricted to physical decontamination. Based on Japanese wellness concepts, Sara Spa & Sento at Bengaluru, offers spa treatments that are unique and highly effective. As you step into Sara, you are drawn to a serene and calm environment, a stark contrast from the hustle and bustle of the urban chaos outside. The trained therapists use a fusion of ancient oriental healing methods and

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