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Interview: Dr. Christine Stossier, Co-Founder and Assistant Medical Director, VIVAMAYR

Where do Chelsea Handler, Elizabeth Hurley, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar and other Bollywood’s A-listers head to for health and beauty breaks? Well this is at the luxurious VIVAMAYR retreat in Austria. Bangalore’s premium wellness centre, RESET recently invited Dr. Christine Stossier, Co-Founder and Assistant Medical Director, VIVAMAYR to conduct a Medical… Read More Interview: Dr. Christine Stossier, Co-Founder and Assistant Medical Director, VIVAMAYR

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Coconut Goes Cool

Coconut is once again in the limelight and not just from a health perspective but also as a key ingredient in beauty products. A home grown superfood, coconut has emerged out of the shadows to shine like no other. From being maligned initially for being a wrong fat to now being hailed as a superfood,… Read More Coconut Goes Cool

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Mental Health & Wellness

World Mental Health Day on October 10th brings the spotlight back on mental wellbeing a topic which is still largely taboo in the country. Arun, 34, manager in a multi-national company visited Fortis hospital 12 months ago with complaints of palpitations, nervousness, dryness of mouth, breathing difficulty, extreme fear of death, not able to work… Read More Mental Health & Wellness

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Franco-Tamil Food of Pondicherry

The French Connection The cuisine of Pondicherry merges French and Indian sensibilities to create a unique one-of-its-kind Franco-Tamil food that has influences of Dutch, Vietnamese and Portuguese and Bengal that makes this a plate to relish. One destination that I can visit anytime is Pondicherry. Over the years I have come to realise that it… Read More Franco-Tamil Food of Pondicherry

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Ozone Therapy

Treatment for serious health issues like Cancer and HIV now has a ray of hope from new age treatments like Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Ozone Therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an FDA-approved therapy that involves breathing of pure oxygen (100%) in a pressurized chamber. The purpose is based on the fact that oxygen at… Read More Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Ozone Therapy

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Co-living in India

Cohesive Cues Co-living is emerging as an all new way that millennials are choosing to live in a shared community environment. Picture this. You are a single, working professional, with an arduous job which leaves you with little time to cook and take care of regular chores. What if you had a space you could… Read More Co-living in India

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New Age Mattress Solutions

New age mattresses are going beyond the realms of conventional standards as they promise to be ergonomic, age specific and tech savvy all while ensuring that you get a good night’s rest. As per Centuary-Neilson survey, 58% people have back problems and 68% people feel sleepy while commuting between workplace and home. These are clear… Read More New Age Mattress Solutions

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Retirement Homes in India

New age retirement homes are giving senior citizens the luxury of comfort coupled with practical solutions that ensure that life becomes enriching and meaningful. Kanakavalli Chari is a sprightly and creative 78-year old woman who had a hectic and monotonous work life. When not creating art, she can be found attending Carnatic music concerts and… Read More Retirement Homes in India

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Butterfly Pea Flower

Butterfly Pea Flower is becoming the go to ingredient of choice for chefs as they discover the ingredient is as good to taste as stunning as it looks. Childhood memories always involve a warm sense of nostalgia and one such memory is my garden in the home I grew up in a quiet neighbourhood in… Read More Butterfly Pea Flower

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Lugano Travel Guide

A quaint and charming town seeped in history, culture and nature, Lugano in Switzerland is as perfect as a holiday can get. After a long flight to Zurich, I took a train to Lugano and bus to reach my hotel – however I was not tired even a little bit. Perhaps it was the enticing… Read More Lugano Travel Guide