Indian American couple pledges $200mn to transform healthcare in India

Indian American couple pledges $200mn to transform healthcare in India

By Arun Kumar Fort Lauderdale (Florida) With a $200 million commitment, an Indian American doctor couple has teamed up with a Florida university to bring world class medical education to India and potentially transform healthcare in the country. With Zambia-born India-educated cardiologist Kiran Patel and his paediatrician wife Pallavi Patel’s gift, the Nova Southeastern University […]

‘Regionality’ sets Indian food apart: Chef Gary Mehigan

‘Regionality’ sets Indian food apart: Chef Gary Mehigan

By Bhavana Akella Bengaluru Globally renowned English-Australian chef, television show host and restaurateur Gary Mehigan says he believes that “regionality is what sets Indian food apart” from the cuisines across the world. In an email interview from Melbourne, Mehigan said Indian food is gaining deserved attention globally. “We’re close to seeing India explore its intellectual […]

Less than 4 grams of salt a day linked to major heart damage

Less than 4 grams of salt a day linked to major heart damage

The equivalent of approximately two teaspoons of salt a day is all it takes to potentially cause structural heart damage leading to heart failure. A U.S. study of almost 3000 people, with the median age of 49 years old, examined data from lab tests of sodium intake, heart structure and heart function. It found those […]

Bir: Of serenity, monasteries and the monsoon (Travelogue)

Bir: Of serenity, monasteries and the monsoon (Travelogue)

By Somrita Ghosh Himachal Pradesh Imagine a morning like this — pull aside the window curtains to witness the magnificent snow-capped Dhauladhar range standing tall and the surrounding hilltops covered by dark clouds; suddenly it starts pouring heavily, rain drops sprinkling your face as you sip your morning cuppa. Well, this is how I was […]

‘MasterChef’ brings families together: George Calombaris

‘MasterChef’ brings families together: George Calombaris

By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi “MasterChef Australia” judge George Calombaris says the long-running reality competitive cooking game show has changed the way people look at food, and that it unites families. The show is back with its ninth season where contestants have to win the judges’ heart and appetite by whipping up lip-smacking dishes. Doesn’t […]

Ayurvedic Guide to Winter

By Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari Vibrant Ayurveda Wellness Centre, Gold Coast Now the hot summer and the dry autumn is over, we can take a deep breath, and welcome the winter season. The days are still getting shorter and nights longer. As the temperature drops down, and the cold of winter settles in, we are […]

The Purpose of Yoga Is To Open Bondages

By Yogi Ashwini Patanjali Yogsutras were given 4500 years ago, they do not give description of any asana. There is only one line – sthir sukham asanam. That is, a posture in which you are still and at peace. So any posture that can be maintained for long hours without movement or discomfort is an […]

A Shimla cafe where prisoners serve pizzas

A Shimla cafe where prisoners serve pizzas

By Vishal Gulati Shimla It’s a real life scene right out of reel life. Hindi films “Karma” and “Do Aankhen Barah Haath” showed convicts being taken out of prison to be reformed. Now, in Shimla’s first Book Cafe inmates of a sub-jail near here are trained by a renowned hotel to serve cookies and pizza […]

Shahnaz Husain shares Skin and hair care before, after Holi

Shahnaz Husain  shares Skin and hair care before, after Holi

By Shahnaz Husain Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated at a time when nature renews and refreshes herself. With a little care, we can do the same and also sustain our youth and beauty. The dry “Gulal” and the wet colours of today are not derived from natural sources. They contain chemicals, shiny particles […]

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