Stories in Living and She in Deccan Herald

The Slow Life

Anu, a 35 year old HR professional and mother of two is the perfect mother. She runs a home, manages a career and is basically a super woman who can do everything. But wait. Why is her blood pressure alarming high? Well the metro superwoman syndrome of wanting to be a perfect mother, wife and career woman had her hassled at all time and continually anxious about doing everything perfectly. Chronic rushing through a never ending to-do list built anxiety

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Why Moringa must be part of your diet

The humble drumstick or moringa that is grown so commonly in India has a rather uncommon trait that is being rediscovered slowly but surely. Well this is a super food and a home grown one that has so many health benefits that it packs a solid punch. The Tree of Life As a power packed food, moringa leaves provide nutrients like proteins, vitamins and minerals. The best part is that in India, this is easily available and also economical. With

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Gujarat Cuisine

A thin yellow pancake in front of me is covered with a banana leaf and the bright yellow and green combination attracts me instantly. I am at the newly re-launched Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace and the Chef tells me he is making Panki, a traditional Gujarati dish made with rice flour, besan, curds and salt with an assortment of spices and cooked inside a banana leaf. Once done, the pancake is carefully removed from the banana leaves and the

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Diamond Trends 2017

“Diamonds have an image of purity and light. They are given as a pledge of love and worn as a symbol of commitment” ~ Peter Singer Reflect on Peter’s words and you will realise that probably it has never been more relevant than today. With notions of jewellery changing to become occasion and event based, a natural choice to commemorate important events are diamonds. And while diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, today that girl is self reliant to

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Interview with Badminton Player Poorvisha Ram

“People will always bog you down and label you but you must never cower down.” These are words of advice from a young 22 year old. And no, this is not any ordinary girl but India’s number 2 and world’s no 35 women’s doubles Badminton player and Bangalorean Poorvisha S. Ram. Partnership Matters Completing her schooling from Sishu Graha, Poorvisha pursued swimming and badminton with equal gusto as a child but later had to choose one. Having has been on

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Interview with Asia’s first woman coffee expert Sunalini Menon

“Check the juicy notes – you can taste citrus, orange, lemon, green apple, flecks of caramel – the taste has complex undertones and the beautiful aspect is that it is so juicy and sweet.” I am in Coorg at the Tata Plantation amidst verdant greenery and sitting in a formal coffee appreciation session listening in rapt attention to Asia’s first woman coffee expert Sunalini Menon. And the coffee she is describing is no ordinary one. This is a microlot of

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Interview with Caroline Boudreaux, Miracle Foundation

“Eight million children live in institutions. Every one of them deserves a family. Let’s create miracles for them.” That sums up the core philosophy of the Miracle Foundation, a non-profit that is here to help people make a difference in the lives of orphaned children. Trip Down Memory Lane Founded on Mother’s Day in 2000, the Miracle Foundation was established by Caroline Boudreaux. Based in the US and Delhi, the Miracle Foundation empowers orphans to reach their full potential. Caroline

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Interview with Yoga sensation Natasha Noel

“To just give hope. Hope that you are not alone, that whatever situation you are in, however horrible, you will come out if it. A better version of you. And if you allow time to heal you, you will understand that everything happens for a reason and that you survived and then you start living again.” These lines would exactly summarise 23 year old Natasha Noel’s life. A life that has seen her battle a troubled childhood, sexual abuse and

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Odiya Cuisine – A Scrumptious Affair

The plate on my table looked enticing – well that’s the word that came into my mind almost instantly when I saw the thaali laid in front of me. It was the first time I was trying out Odia food and I had a plate full of veggies, rice, kanika, a sweet rice dish, puri, dal, curd based dishes and desserts. The best part is that eggplant is used quite extensively and being my favourite, I took an instant liking

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Fashion Forecast 2017

Image: Bubber Couture It is that time of the year when all things new are trending. Well, after all it is the start of the New Year. And it is again time to look at what are some fashion dictates that will rule the year so that you can look haute and never make a faux pas! Now Trending                                     2017 will be a year with a sudden explosion of feminine elements, floral prints, dramatic exaggerated lengths and a play of volume.

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