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Month: July 2017

Pregnancy Myths

Pregnancy Myths

Love & Relationships, Parenting
  Pregnancy Myths Pregnancy, a wonderful time in a woman’s life, can be worrisome because of unwarranted restrictions imposed by myths. Pregnancy is a time of joy and happiness. The couple should be able to look forward to the arrival of the baby, with anticipation and exhilaration. It is a natural event in the life of a woman and, therefore, should be treated as such. Unfortunately, many couples are filled with anxiety and apprehension, engendered by myths and misconceptions generated by family and friends.As soon as a woman becomes pregnant she starts being treated like a fragile woman who might break if she does any work! This is unnecessary and turns a lovely time into one filled with unwarranted restrictions.  Myths in the first trimester If you don’t eat wel
Coconut Chicken Curry

Coconut Chicken Curry

Cooking, Main Dishes
Coconut Chicken Curry Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 50 mins Total Time: 60 mins Ingredients: 500 gm mixed chicken pieces (with or without bones); 1 tbsp poppy seeds 2 tbsp cumin seeds 2 tbsp coriander seeds 2 dried red chillies 1 tbsp garlic paste 1 tsp ginger paste 1 cup fresh grated coconut 2 onions, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 tsp garam masala ½ tsp turmeric powder 1 cup coconut milk 1 sprig fresh curry leaves 1½ cup water salt per taste oil as required Instructions: 1. In a frying pan dry roast poppy seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and red chillies. Enjoy the smell! Stir and toss them around for 1-2 minutes, on medium heat. 2. Once done, grind them together with garlic, ginger and fresh grated coconut, into a fine paste. If necessary, add some water. Keep
Chicken Pan Rolls

Chicken Pan Rolls

Cooking, Snacks
Chicken Pan Rolls Ingredients: Chicken Filling: 200 g - chicken, boiled and shredded 50 g - carrot, grated 25 g - capsicum, thinly sliced 100 g - onion, thinly sliced 3 - green chillies, chopped 6 flakes - garlic, chopped 1 tsp - ginger, chopped 1 tsp - soya sauce 2 pinches - black pepper powder 2-3 tbsp - refined oil A pinch of Ajinomoto Salt to taste Oil for deep fryingPan rolls: 1 cup - Maida 2 cups - Corn flour 1- Egg 3 cups - water Salt, a pinch or more accordingly. Instructions: Method for Pan rolls: 1. Combine all the ingredients for the pan rolls and set aside for about 30 mins. 2. In the meantime prepare the filling for the rolls.Method for the Filling: 1. Heat oil, add ginger and garlic and saute till it gives an aroma, add chilly and onion and fr...
Fastest way to lose weight

Fastest way to lose weight

Exercise & Yoga, Health
Losing weight may seem like an unattainable goal, but with patience and hard-work it is possible. So, good luck with your goal to reduce weight and knock those extra calories off!Here are 10 more tips to lose weight even faster:Start reading Labels Read labels before buying foods. It sounds boring, but it is important if you really want to reduce your weight. Try to avoid foods that contain trans-fat and preferably eat food which says zero trans fat. Even if you do not want to go through everything, read the calorie counts at least. Exercise with a Companion Try to find a companion for exercising. If you plan to go jogging, ask somebody else to join you everyday. If it is early in the morning and you are feeling lazy to go out jogging, the very thought that you are keepi...
Why YOGA and how do I start?

Why YOGA and how do I start?

Exercise & Yoga, Health
Why Yoga? Yoga helps you both physically and mentally. If you follow a regular yoga routine you will find that you have greater vitality, better posture, improved circulation, respiration and digestion, bright eyes, glowing skin and good muscle tone.Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration. Body and self-awareness are particularly beneficial, because they can help with early detection of physical problems and allow for early preventive action.Is it cool? Fighting with your parents and siblings, whining about your problems, banging your head o
Office Yoga

Office Yoga

Exercise & Yoga, Health
Like most people, I spend lots of time sitting in front of a computer. I know how tight our bodies tend to get in front of the computer. A sore lower back, stiff neck, and tight hips and shoulders from sitting at a desk for 8+ hours. Do you know what is the Solution? Yoga in your office. Practicing some yoga poses and sequences at your desk will minimize your discomfort throughout the day, making it easier for you to focus on work.We all know that sitting down for long stretches of time can wreck havoc on our health (sitting too much has been related to both high blood pressure and obesity), but if you lead an overall healthy lifestyle your main problem could be the fact that too much typing on the computer gives us tight upper backs, necks and shoulders. I try to change things up as...
30 motivations to lose weight and change your life

30 motivations to lose weight and change your life

Exercise & Yoga, Health
Whether you've finally ready to shed that unwanted fat or are looking for some new motivation, these insights will amaze you. From getting better sleep to a supercharged sex drive, there's more to slimming down than just getting a killer physique.While we may feel as though our lives are pretty routine, the truth is that humans are ever-evolving; we're always experiencing different things that change who we are and alter our day-to-day lives. And while there's no denying that things like losing a loved one, getting married, and starting a family are big deals, few things are as transformation as losing weight—especially when it's a substantial amount. And that's because, for many, their weight defines how they feel about themselves and how others view them. Our body image dictates how
Top Five Ways To Losing Weight

Top Five Ways To Losing Weight

Exercise & Yoga, Health
Top Five Ways To Losing Weight Weight loss and weight management has gained a lot of importance in this modern world. Obesity can lead to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancer. Combining exercise with a healthy diet is a more effective way to lose weight than depending on calorie restriction alone. Exercise can increase metabolism and burn calories everyday. People opt for ways suitable to their lifestyle for losing weight.Read on to find the top five ways which people choose for losing weight and maintaining a proper weight.Trupti wants to lose weight to make her body look curvy and beautiful like her other friends. However, she is very confused about which way she should opt for. Because o...
Healthy Rajma Burger

Healthy Rajma Burger

Cooking, School Tiffin
Healthy Rajma Burger Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 35 mins Serving Size: 4 people Ingredients: 250 gms Boiled Kidney Beans (Rajma), mashed ¼ cup onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. bread crumbs 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 Tbsp. Ketchup ½ tsp. Chili Powder ½ tsp. Curry Powder ¼ tsp. Ground Cumin Seed ¼ tsp. Salt ¼ tsp. Black Pepper Powder 4 slice Cheese 4 Burger Buns lettuce leaves, tomato slices, cucumber slices, onion slices and butter as required Instructions: 1. In a large bowl combine the mashed kidney beans, onion, garlic, bread crumb, parsley, ketchup, chili powder, curry powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. 2. Mix well and chill for 15 minutes. 3. Form into burgers and fry in a small amount of oil, or in a nonstick pan with
Masala French Toast

Masala French Toast

Breakfast, Cooking
Masala French Toast Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins Serving Size: 2 servings Ingredients: 3 Bread slices 4 Eggs 2 tbsp Milk 1 tbsp Red Chilli flakes 3 sprigs Coriander leaves, finely chopped 1/4 tbsp Black pepper powder 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 to 3 Green Chillies, finely chopped Cooking oil or butter as required Salt as per your taste Instructions: 1. To begin making the Masala French Toast recipe, beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. 2. Add milk, beat it again and make sure that it is mixed properly. Add chilli flakes, salt and black pepper. 3. Once it is done, heat oil in a wide pan. Take a bread slice, dip it in the egg mixture and put it on the pan. 4. Spread some onion, green chillies and coriander on the top of bread and pour some egg mixtur...
My wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie..!!!

My wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie..!!!

Love & Relationships, Parenting
 After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, "I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you."The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally. That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie."What's wrong, are you well?" she asked.My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late-night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news. "I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you." I responded. "Just the two of us."She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "...
Love & Compassion make life easy

Love & Compassion make life easy

Love & Relationships, Parenting
Have you ever thought of a fixed technique to create a happy family?.....Well, I'm sorry. There isn't any.But if you create smiles & happiness with small things in your life, it will surely lead to a family filled with joy, happiness & togetherness.We will do our bit to help you along the path, help you plan and walk together with confidence.It is never going to be easy, but the commitment & effort you put into it, will ultimately strengthen your family.Communicate…. Talk…. Listen….A family needs to always talk & listen to each other. We are always running a tight schedule with our work & daily chores of life, but take some time out to talk. Discuss about personal needs & wants. Find ways to write notes of encouragement & love; hide them in l
Refunds & Exchange Policy

Refunds & Exchange Policy

Money, Save Money Tips
Refunds & Exchange Policy You just bought some new clothes and are not happy with one of them. Here is a guide to return your clothes without any hassles.You have just come home after a shopping spree. While trying on a skirt you bought, you find a small hole in it. This means the skirt is defective and needs to be returned. An item of clothing can also be defective with regard to its color, missing buttons, etc. Generally, returning a damaged item is a simple procedure. However, there are still a few things to keep in mind while doing so. Check Tags First Occasionally, you may be responsible for the defect due to an oversight on your part. For example, if you are washing a new sweater and suddenly find the color has faded. The problem may not always be because the sweater i...
10 Tips on How to Save Money for a Shopaholic

10 Tips on How to Save Money for a Shopaholic

Money, Save Money Tips
  10 Tips on How to Save Money for a Shopaholic If you're a shopaholic, saving money takes discipline but it's possible. If you’re one of those people who never met a store you didn’t like, saving money gets especially difficult. Many shopping malls and stores rely on impulse purchases and strong advertising to keep their coffers flowing, and shopaholics find those difficult to resist.However, it is still possible to save money if you’re a shopaholic, though it will take some discipline and a few tricks to make it work.Set aside a certain amount of cash for shopping binges and leave the plastic cards at home. It's easier to forget you're spending real money when using a credit card. Every month, put some amount of money in your savings bank account. Figure out what you
5 Must Do’s for a Shopaholic

5 Must Do’s for a Shopaholic

Money, Save Money Tips
5 Must Do's for a Shopaholic You’ve already heard advice like “make a list before you shop,” or “pay cash for everything you buy,” but why bother with silly things like this when you can buy now and pay later? Not many people are willing to give up shopping, but most people can benefit from a few tips on how to save money when shopping. Here are a few secrets for shopaholics: 1. Wear casual clothes when you shop. You know how some people get READY and all decked up to go shopping? Don’t do that. If you go out in a pair of shorts or your pajamas, you’re more likely to shop faster. The worse you look, the quicker you’ll want to get back home. 2. Avoid shopping in malls or stores that are larger than a cricket stadium. If you spend an entire day in shops and malls searching for shoes whe
Yakhni Pulao

Yakhni Pulao

Cooking, Main Dishes
Yakhni Pulao Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 50 mins Total Time: 1hr 5mins Serving Size: 6 people Ingredients: 2 cup soaked basmati rice 1/2 medium onion 1/2 tsp peppercorns 2 inches Cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder 6 cloves garlic 1 tsp coriander seeds 4 pinches salt 1/2 tsp crushed to paste ginger 1/2 medium chopped tomato 1/2 cup yoghurt (curd) 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder 2 green cardamom 500 gm chopped into cubes chicken 2 black cardamom 1/2 tsp clove 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp mace powder 2 inches ginger 3 cup Water 1/4 medium sliced onion 1/2 tsp crushed to paste garlic 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp garam masala powder 1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds Instructions: 1. Take a clean muslin cloth and tie the cubed onion pieces, garlic pods, whole ginger...
Masala Potatoes

Masala Potatoes

Cooking, Snacks
Masala Potatoes Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 20 mins Ingredients: 2 tsp cumin seeds 2¾ cups potato cubes 3 tbsp oil 2 tsp green chilli paste 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, optional 1½ tsp lemon juice Salt to taste 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves Instructions: 1. Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet and add the cumin seeds. 2. When the seeds crackle, add the potatoes, mix well, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the potatoes are cooked, while stirring occasionally. 3. Add the green chilli paste, turmeric powder, lemon juice, salt and coriander leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for a minute or two, again stirring occasionally. 4. Serve hot. 
It’s raining discounts before GST

It’s raining discounts before GST

Money, Save Money Tips
It's raining discounts before GST It is not often that you get such huge discounts in the months of May and June. Monsoon sales on apparel start usually by the end of June and electronics stores announce sales usually before Diwali. Just a week ahead of the roll-out of the indirect tax regime - Goods & Service Tax (GST), e-commerce firms Amazon, Snapdeal, Myntra and many other retail giants have now joined the bandwagon with their monsoon sale.You've ever thought why are all of them getting so generous and giving out more than 50% off across so many products?  Is it a coincidence that just before GST implementation on 1st July 2017, all Online & Retail companies are gearing up to clear their old stock?I'm sure NO..Retailers across all online and offline platforms are
Becoming financially free and achieve money goals

Becoming financially free and achieve money goals

Money, Save Money Tips
Becoming financially free and achieve money goals Everybody wants to become financially free – so why do so few people get there?One of the secrets to attaining financial freedom is that it doesn't usually "just happen". It starts with a detailed plan, and a willingness to commit to that plan.Just like any goal, getting your finances stable and becoming financially free requires the development of good financial habits. You should always work towards eliminating debts, increasing your savings and improving the financial security of your family. Here are few good habits to follow:To help you get going in the right direction, have gathered few very basic steps to achieve financial freedom1.Considers savings and investments as EMI and let them deduct automatically. This s
Should I buy a house or stay on rent?

Should I buy a house or stay on rent?

Money, Save Money Tips
Buying the first house is perhaps the biggest decision for a salaried individual. It's also a decision that has to be financially prudent because one wrong step and you might be saddled with a huge debt and an illiquid asset.Typically, everyone wants to own a home. Buying the first house is, in fact, the most aspirational investment that everyone prepares for. However, skyrocketing property prices have wracked and ruined that dream for many. And, while some have put off the plan to buy a house, others have simply resigned to the idea of continuing living on rent, which is relatively within their means.But a close look at the market situation will tell you that renting isn’t exactly for the hopeless. In the backdrop of the current market situation, staying on rent could actually
Cost saving tips for your honeymoon

Cost saving tips for your honeymoon

Money, Save Money Tips
 It doesn't make much sense to weigh every rupee invested in your wedding if you're going to spend like a sailor on the honeymoon. But with the wedding-related stress behind you, it's easy to succumb to the temptation to indulge your every whim, leaving you and your new spouse with a big fat credit card bill.It's important for the couple to really think about what kind of trip they want before planning it."Figure out what activities you both enjoy and build those into the honeymoon," she says. "It's hard to plan a trip with lots of different types of activities."Like most events in life, careful planning will help you stretch your pockets to accommodate what you and your spouse most want to do on your honeymoon while avoiding the extra charges that can quickly suck up ...
Why Women are so Special?

Why Women are so Special?

Love & Relationships, Parenting
Why Women are so Special? When my wife and I were watching TV, my wife said, "I have to get up early tomorrow, I think I should sleep early". She went to the bedroom and ironed our son's school uniform, put all the folded clothes lying on the bed into the cupboard and cleared the bed.She went to the kitchen and cut the vegetables needed for the pulao she was supposed to make for our son's school tiffin the next day.She then switched off the gas cylinder. She yawned, stretched and headed for the bedroom.She put the books in the school bag as per the timetable for the next day. She also wrote a note in the almanac for the teacher informing about son not being able to attend school for that day due to an upset stomach.She had a wash and brushed her teeth. She made sure the do...
Moong Dal Chilla

Moong Dal Chilla

Cooking, School Tiffin
Moong Dal Chilla Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 mins Serving Size: 3 people Ingredients: ¾ cup whole moong dal/pasi payaru/whole green gram 3 tablespoons rice flour 1 medium onion,chopped fine 1 small carrot,peeled and grated ½ green bell pepper,chopped fine 2 green chillies,chopped fine ½ teaspoon grated ginger Salt to taste Oil Instructions: 1. Soak the whole moong dal in plenty of water for 6-8 hours. Drain thoroughly and grind to a coarse paste without adding water. 2. Take the ground dal in a bowl and add grated carrots,chopped bell pepper,sliced onions,grated ginger,chopped green chilli,salt and rice flour. Mix well. 3. Add ½ -3/4 cup water and mix well. 4. Heat a tava and take a ladle full of batter and spread into a thick small circle. Add
Perfect Pancakes with Only 2 Ingredients

Perfect Pancakes with Only 2 Ingredients

Breakfast, Cooking
Perfect Pancakes with Only 2 Ingredients Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 15 mins Serving Size: 6 mini pancakes Ingredients: 1 banana 2 eggs Instructions: 1. Using a fork, mash the banana in a bowl. 2. Mix 2 eggs into the mashed banana and whisk together. 3. Pour the batter into a lightly oiled pan. You can make the pancakes as big as you’d like; however, the smaller the pancake, the easier it is to flip. 4. Add your favorite toppings! Maybe some chocolate for that sweet tooth (my go to), some strawberries to pair with the banana or you can stick to the classic syrup option. 
Do Not Hesitate To Accept Challenges

Do Not Hesitate To Accept Challenges

Faith & Belief, Lifestyle
DO NOT HESITATE TO ACCEPT CHALLENGES.Richard Branson once said, "If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say YES – then learn how to do it later!"If a person wishes to maintain his/her present status or wishes to grow, he/she must accept challenges and take risks and must be a doer of things. There is no such thing as dead end point in human development. Many of us have the potential to grow with success. It is safe to say, that we do not make use of our opportunities by accepting risks and challenges to the fullest. The penalty for lack of not taking risk and grabbing opportunity is failure in our jobs and in our lives. The challenge to grab opportunity is indispensable and it is the foundation of all our activities. The opportunities do n
Kerala Fish Curry

Kerala Fish Curry

Cooking, Main Dishes
Kerala Fish Curry Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 45 mins Total Time: 60 mins Serving Size: 3 servings Ingredients: 250 gm white fish, cut into cubes 1 medium onion 1 medium tomato 6-8 garlic cloves 2 fresh green chillies, sliced 6 Tbsp oil 1/2 cup fresh coconut paste 1/4 tsp red chilli paste 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp salt 2 whole dry red chillies 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds 8-10 curry leaves 1/2 cup tamarind extract 1 cup water Instructions: 1. Make a paste of onion, tomatoes, garlic and green chillies. Keep aside. 2. Heat oil in a pan. Add coconut paste and cook until golden brown. 3. Add dry spices and cook for about 3 minutes, keep stirring. 4. Remove from heat and keep aside. Heat the remaining oil in another saucepan. 5. Add whole r...
Paneer Kathi Roll

Paneer Kathi Roll

Cooking, Snacks
Paneer Kathi Roll Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 40 mins Serving Size: 2 people Ingredients: For wheat Roti 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Atta 1 tsp Oil Salt to taste 1/4 cup waterFor Paneer / Cottage Cheese 2 tsp Oil 1/2 cup sliced Onion 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp Coriander powder 1/2 tsp Garam Masala 1/4 cup Tomatoes diced 1 tsp Chilli powder 1 Green Chilli 1/2 cup sliced Green pepper 1 cup Paneer / Cottage Cheese 1 cup Chopped Spinach LeavesFor Making Paneer Wrap sliced Onion Green Chutney Chat Masala Instructions: To Make Chapati Dough: 1. Take atta flour in to a bowl. 2. To that add oil and salt and mix well. 3. Now add water slowly and start to knead dough. 4. Make it in to semi stiff dough. 5. Lightly coat the dough with...