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Mother, writer, foodie, margarita lover, Lavanya is the exception to the rule that women are multi-taskers. She loves travelling and the top spot on her 'must-visit' list goes to the Irish West Countries. She loves vampire stories, period fiction, detective stories and a good old-fashioned slasher.
Bootcamps are for the doers, the ones who either go big or go home. Here is an interesting account by a bootcamper herself!
Sumedha Mahajan's book, Miles To Run Before I Sleep is an account of how she took to running and ended up running 1500 kms from New Delhi to Mumbai!
A wholesome Diet During Pregnancy is essential to help you sail through this phase smoothly. Your diet for a healthy pregnancy should include these 5 easy and healthy recipes certainly!
Should we trust diet fads that change every other day? Should we really stay away from fats? This post (and your grandma) has the answers!
Why is a midnight feast so much more pleasurable than just the food? The anatomy of midnight feasts + a recipe for my best midnight snack - a chocolate brownie.
In India, we have a wealth of gut-friendly, earth-friendly millets. Here's a millet based Tabouleh recipe to get you started.
Using leftovers for the kids’ snack time (or yours) is a great way to waste less food plus spend less time in the kitchen!
School lunch boxes cause parents so much stress! What does a child really want? Tips on how to make lunch boxes interesting, and a recipe!
Why can't an Indian girl be herself? Why does every girl have to be a good Indian girl?
Good cookbooks are a treat to the senses as well as a lifeline at desperate times! A list of some great cookbooks for all seasons.
Can one have too many gadgets in the kitchen? Our food columnist Lavanya picks her 5 kitchen essentials.
Once a silent affair in most parts of India, now Christmas is celebrated joyfully by many – with cakes, carols et al!
Time for fireworks, festivities, family and fun! A look at the regional and seasonal variations in our festive menus and a recipe to soothe your stomach. By Lavanya Donthamshetty We are in the thick of festival season in India right now – the 9-days long Navratri/Dusshera is in full swing and the mother of all festivals, […]
A lush herb garden easily adds a touch of brightness – both to your home and to your health! By Lavanya Donthamshetty Any idea what a ‘perandai‘ (edible stemmed vine) is? Can you differentiate between ‘kandanthippili‘ (Long pepper in English, Tippali in Hindi) and a regular twig? Three weeks ago, I signed up for a cookery […]
There is no one ‘best diet plan’. How to choose a healthy diet plan that suits you - and a delicious paneer recipe!
There are as many cliches on the subject of breakfast as breakfast recipes, but this meal still gets less attention than it deserves.
Can a picnic be complete without a delicious, yet simple picnic basket? Here’s your guide to putting together an easy picnic lunch.
Poached eggs for breakfast, egg curry for lunch and chocolate mousse for dessert - there’s an egg recipe for every occasion here!
If you’re always pressure-cooking or sauteing, consider these additional healthy cooking methods to add variety to your menu.
Cooking with kids made fun with an easy pancake recipe! What recipes for kids do you have that work?
A sure-fire Chocolate Mousse recipe plus a ready reckoner on aphrodisiacs or ‘love foods’ - in time for Valentine’s Day
Brinjal recipes don't find takers among many, but here is a ratatouille recipe - which will solve the dilemma of how to make brinjal tasty!
The festive season in India is synonymous with heavy and rich foods leading to over-indulgence. Here’s help to detoxify your body!
Health and nutrition is a major concern for many Indian moms when packing their kids’ lunches. 5 super lunch box ideas!
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