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Ganesha Temples

It’s that time of the year when we celebrate the much loved and every one’s favourite elephant headed God, Ganesha. You will find him everywhere from your car to your phone to your home and of course in temples. This Ganesh Chaturthi let us go exploring the myriad facets of Lord Ganesha in some of… Read More Ganesha Temples

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National Nutrition Week

National nutrition week celebrated in the first week of September has a theme of “feeding smart right from start” this year. The pandemic fueled work from home has brought the focus on health and nutrition to the forefront. Routines have been disrupted, health has been neglected and results are visible in terms of people suffering… Read More National Nutrition Week

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World Coconut Day

September 2 is World Coconut Day and is all the more reason to celebrate the humble ingredient that is a powerhouse of goodness. The ubiquitous nature of coconut is being seen in varied applications. Coconut oil is used to moisturize the skin and hair and in soaps and cosmetics. In addition, the hard shells, fibrous… Read More World Coconut Day

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World Photography Day

This World Photography Day we speak to professionals who tell us what photography means to them and how it has helped them do better at their job. Phalgun K Patel, Naturalist/Travel Specialist, Wandering Gliders shares some tips you can use. DO’s -Make sure your equipment is always clean , charged and always have extras essentials… Read More World Photography Day

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Gut Health

Gut health impacts not just physical health but can also play an important part in mental wellbeing. We have more than 1,00,000 billion microbes in our intestine. Some foods that can improve gut health are yogurt, buttermilk, almonds, berries, citrus fruits, bananas and others. Ayurveda recommends herbs like long pepper, black pepper, dry ginger powder… Read More Gut Health

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On an Independence Trail

On India’s 75th Independence Day here are some sights that you can see for yourself. Having read history books as school students, all of us know of how the freedom movement panned out through the length and breadth of the country. However, it is when you visit some of these places that you can best… Read More On an Independence Trail

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Repatriation of Stolen Art

India has for long been fighting for its works of art that have been in foreign countries and the recent move by The National Gallery of Australia could be the start of a new era. In the country’s history, from 1970 to 1977, almost 3000 antiques thefts were reported. UNESCO transported nearly 50,000 items out… Read More Repatriation of Stolen Art

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Mental Health in Children – COVID-19

The pandemic has brought the focus on mental health to the forefront, but it is seldom understood in the context of young children. Children can also have mental health issues, something that many parents and guardians are unaware of. With schools closed, lack of recreation and play opportunities, economic stress in the household and health-related… Read More Mental Health in Children – COVID-19

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Control Food Waste

Food that is binned is becoming a serious cause for concern in India even as COVID-19 puts the brakes on access to food. Growing up, food was always important and meant to be conserved. In fact, my father had taught me exactly how to ensure I empty the entire contents of any food from a… Read More Control Food Waste

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Yoga and Mental Health

As the world celebrates International Yoga Day on June 21, it is time to look at the holistic health practice as a tool for mental wellness. Yes, yoga is not just good for physical health, but also mental health and experts tell us how you can benefit from the same. In India, around 2% of… Read More Yoga and Mental Health