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Durga Puja Special: Luchi-Chholar Daal

The Pujas just got over. But wait the celebration hasn’t yet; coz we are still drooling over the Bijoya Celebrations. My city, Kolkata comes to life during these five days—Shoshthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Nabami and Dashami. However, it’s not only Kolkata—Bengalis all over—from Kolkata to Copenhagen; Delhi to Detroit; Lucknow to London; Taki to Texas—are engulfed in a frenzy. As it is said – you can take a Bengali out of Bengal but not Bengal out

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No Butter, No Flour, No Egg and Yet a Cake!!

A friend made a food wish, an eggless cake please!! A simple request from a perfect hostess living in England; I had to take it up. She said, any eggless cake I had, never tastes as good. I agree; the fluffy airy texture of a beaten egg in a cake is what cakes are famous for. Can you substitute it? I think not!! And hence I suggest lets create a cake where there is no

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Savoury Custard Pie

We heard and calculated milk to dessert, and said, “That’s it… Nirvana!!” Yeah, milk creates awesome desserts. And milk is inherently sweet in taste as well. But I was to rebel this thought. Obviously we know about the famous white sauce, but I wanted something daring. Something like, savoury Custard Pie with lots of milk and veggies, but no cheese. See, the theory behind was that putting in a large quantity of milk will provide

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Virgin Drink

The other day while flipping through the lifestyle section of a leading daily, my eyes fell on a story titled “Top 10 mocktails every parties must have”. Though am not a freaking party person, an occasional night out with the best of buddies are always welcome. Last weekend, when my flatmates and I had no plans as such, we thought of “partying” in house. So, how could a party be complete without drinks or may

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Health Life Lifestyle

Walking Meditation

With the word meditation one gets a mental image of a crossed legged person sitting in a quiet place. This can be a choice for some, however, others choose more active route of mindfulness. This is termed as Walking Meditation. Mindfulness means ability to be aware of what is going on both inside and around us. This is an art of Multitasking. Buddha propagated walking meditation which means while walking one is mindful of the

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Fiction Lifestyle

No Stags Allowed

(No actual animals are being insulted here) Ek ladka tha deewana sa Do chaar ladkiyon pe woh marta tha Nazre jhuka kar, zubaan par taala laga kar Unka number dial kiya karta tha Jab bhi milta tha mujhse Mujhse poocha karta tha Yeh disc mein entry kyun nahin milti Inn discs mein entry kyun nahin milti Aur mai sirf yehi keh paata tha…….. No songs followed, although he was a good singer. My dear friend

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Amazing Aloe Vera: Health Benefits of Plant Juice

In our last post of aloe vera, we focused on the benefits of this amazing plant for skin. But did you know that consumption of aloe vera juice or even the gel has multifarious advantages? That is actually helps in digestion and reducing inflammation. Read on to know more about the health benefits of aloe vera juice. Helps in Digestion Drinking natural aloe vera juice helps in increasing the digestive powers. It regularises bowel movements

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A Foray Into the Macro World

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Jiggly Wiggly Vanilla Milk Jelly- A Pride of Cows Recipe!!

This age of technology is quite awesome. Here we get to create school and/or college groups on watsapp or Facebook or google; and are virtually present in every friend’s house and life. So I can safely say it’s the age of virtual ‘sex and the city’ (SATC) and just like that when a friend is heartbroken, we provide virtual satisfaction by blogging dessert recipes!! J What has life come to be!!! LOL!! So this recipe

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Amazing Aloe Vera – Health Benefits for Skin

We often come across advertisements on television of cosmetics that has aloe vera content in it. From creams to soaps and many more body care and hair care products claim the benefits of aloe vera for the skin. So, this time I made an effort to dig into the uniqueness of this plant. And the result is this post. A succulent plant species, Aloe Vera has its origins in Africa; it was introduced in the

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