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Rest as crucial as exercise for fitness

Rest as crucial as exercise for fitness

Brief rests, alternating with bouts of exercise, are crucial in maintaining fitness, allowing muscles to recover and help shape up the body faster, says a new study. The research by University of Stirling, Scotland, split cyclists into two groups. One did bursts of high intensity exercise interspersed with short rest periods three times each week. [...]

Ideal place to try Anglo-Indian food

Ideal place to try Anglo-Indian food

Indian chefs often experiment with the recipes and ingredients, true! But a spicy and crispy ‘Crab Samosa’ served with mango chutney is something that would surely make you think about the level of creativity and imagination of the chefs. Also Butter Chicken tandoori Pizza is another example of perfect fusion of Indian and Italian recipes [...]

Trailing kebabs in dust bowls of Asian history

Trailing kebabs in dust bowls of Asian history

New Delhi: Sometimes, one does not know when one is about to embark on a long journey to unknown lands in search of hidden secrets and treasures. This happened with me a few years ago. It was in 2010 and I was teaching at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris when a Bosnian student mentioned [...]

Seafood is latest craze of Kolkata foodies

Seafood is latest craze of Kolkata foodies

Kolkata: Let the nutty flavours of squid meat, the juicy sink-your-teeth-in flesh of prawns, the delicate texture of sweet crab meat and the creamy texture of octopus assail your senses. Fish is no longer the only aquatic offering that will satisfy the palate of the Kolkata foodie. The capital of West Bengal, famed for the [...]

A summer workout that’ll leave you feeling refreshed

A summer workout that’ll leave you feeling refreshed

Lets face it. With the scorching sun overhead casting its fierce gaze upon us, we’re all inclined to skipping our workout sessions and relaxing indoors. We have for you, these simple, quick fixes to your yoga sessions that will make them more effortless and relaxing this summer. Chill out! Working out and building up a [...]

Eat healthy, exercise to score well in exams

Eat healthy, exercise to score well in exams

According to nutrition experts and dieticians, consuming fresh seasonal fruits and vegetable salads and breathing exercises while studying can go a long way in helping students better concentrate during their marathon study sessions. “Students usually study at a stretch of four to five hours. If they follow a healthy diet during the exam days it [...]

Boost nutrition intake with salads

Boost nutrition intake with salads

Easy-to-prepare summer salads can help you feel cool in the soaring temperatures, suggest chefs, who recommend nutritious and light preparations to beat the heat. Two chefs share recipes of summer salads. “You can put vegetables or meat of your choice (in your salad). A well-constituted salad has Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin A. All [...]