Monsoon around the corner and risk of infection, fever among other Immune-deficient diseases is sailing high. Don’t leave it up to doctors’ prescribed medicine, we can suggest some immunity boosters which are easy to locate and will help you brace against season borne diseases –
Switch to the organic or green versions of tea –
Green Tea is not just a part of healthy weight loss regimen but is also known as the immune booster. There are a variety of herbal blends available on the market – jasmine, chamomile, honey, lemon grass and much more. Especially chamomile green tea, this flavor full refreshing variant is filled with antioxidants which are a stress buster and fuels up the immune system. So if you are struggling with exertion and body ache, this tea can do wonders by calming your nerves.
Get your fill of Vitamin D
In general, we focus more on calcium, iron supplements or to complete the whole grounds, we take in a multivitamin. Vitamin D especially is that one essential component that absorbs other important nutrients like calcium, magnesium, phosphate, and zinc among others. So if you take enough dosage of vitamin D (on doctor consultation) then you can also beat the risks of immune prone diseases like arthritis, cancer, and others. For an organic substitute, indulge in mushroom or egg yolk.
Garlic – the savior
It has gastronomical benefits, good for the heart, blood and of course, immunity. A garlic clove a day, will keep blood pressure under control and have we mentioned it is really good for digestive system?
Sweat, rest and eat in control
Yes, this is the golden 3-word mantra. It is important that you keep your body muscles active, ensure the proper circulation of blood and lots of oxygen intake. It will keep you active and will also boost your immune system. If not a gym person, you can practice yoga or stretching at home. Fresh morning walk is always recommended. Now if you are sweating and stretching, it is also your responsibility to give your body a rest. Take power naps and full 7-hour sleep. Last, eat healthy, and non-greasy food. If your hunger is satisfied, do not over indulge in any food. It will also help you in keeping cholesterol levels under check.
Remember there was a time when Nokia ruled the mobile market? The time was bright and none of us could have enough of those mighty handsets packed with undying battery life and that of 2D snake game. But as they say, time flies when you are bright and shining. The smartphones soon took over and brands like Xiaomi, One Plus, Motorola, Oppo, and Vivo have taken over the mobile market by storm.
It is the high time for Nokia, as the brand is alive among people as an old flashback. However, the brand does has a range of windows smartphones to compete in the smartphone market, but clearly, it is not even close to being enough.
The big news is, Nokia is soon coming out with 3 Android smartphones to play along its symphony of ‘Connecting People’. Yes, the Android smartphones – Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are launched and will soon join the market for earnings. The phones will soon be available for pre-booking on leading e-commerce websites.
These smartphones are equipped with all latest specs. Talking about Nokia 6, the Android phone has 5.5 full HD screen, smart audio amplifier decked up with Dolby sounds to give an immersive sound experience through dual speakers. The phone ensures a smooth sailing performance with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor. The cost will be Rs. 14,999.
Second, comes Nokia 5, with smaller 5.2 inch IPS HD display and Corning Gorilla glass costing at Rs. 12,899. The third entrant in the Android market is Nokia 3 which has the smallest screen size of 5 inches, promises better low light visibility and will cost Rs. 9,499.
X-box Play stations, snapchat, McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut and YouTube – that’s what childhood is about today. But for 90’s kid, childhood was filled with flavors of joy that came packed in colorful wrappers, the taste of classic chocolate filled biscuits, tattoos that came wrapped around chewing gums and shaktiman we loved to watch on Doordarshan. Let’s revisit the old lanes of our childhood through these pictures –
The Tube filled with Ice-Candy
These came in different colors of red, yellow, cola for just Rs. 2. When children today love their fill of ice krushers (which costs Rs. 100 or plus), don’t you miss those small ice candy tubes?
Pack of tiny chatpati digestive balls
Yes, these were good for digestion but more than that, we loved the chatpatapan of the candies. The baby elephant reminds of the notorious games we played. It was not the candy but minutes of laughter and happiness that we purchased in Re. 1.
The Childhood swag of holding sweet cigarettes
Who owned this special mickey-Donald wonders edition of Cadbury pack?
Remember the big bubble balloon games we played with our friends in recess?
Our Dadi and Nani always used desi ghee to prepare lip smacking food and sweet dishes. From food to home remedies for various health problems like cold, fever or body ache, ghee was used as an active ingredient.
Times changed and our so called ‘healthy diet’ no more allows us to indulge in ghee-rich food. Just to remind you the health benefits of ghee and how introducing it to everyday cooking, you can actually welcome some healthy benefits. Let’s take a look –
Better than noxious cooking oil
It may sound surprising, but the regular vegetable oils are not fit for health. These are loaded with Trans Fats and if cooked on high flame, generate the higher amount of harmful compounds. Desi Ghee neither matches the levels of Trans Fat of these oils nor quantity of harmful compounds produced when normal cooking oil is heated to the higher temperature.
Higher Smoke Point
As mentioned above, ghee doesn’t produce the levels of toxic compounds which a cooking oil does. Desi ghee is the most suitable for cooking at high temperature because it has a high smoking point and hence will not burn.
Good for Digestion
Yes, you heard it right – good for gut health, reduces soreness and triggers the digestion process- thanks to short-chain saturated fats. Also, it has the larger amount of unsaturated fatty acid – that means quick fat loss!
They taste great, are easy in the pocket, the best source of protein, versatile and are delicious (have I mentioned it twice??). There can be no better reason other than these that can explain our love for eggs. The best go-to food, you can prepare lip smacking egg food within minutes. You can have them best in breakfast, for they are the energy boosters and will give you the fill for a long day ahead.
We have compiled 2 easy and quick delicious egg recipes which you can try at any hour of the day- as a breakfast, midday snack, and low-calorie lunch or in dinner:
Ingredients: 2 Eggs, onions, ginger & garlic paste, chilies, tomatoes, coriander, salt, butter, garam masala, turmeric powder and olive oil.
Whisk 2 eggs with a pinch of salt in a bowl. In a non-stick pan, melt some butter. Pour whisked eggs into the pan and prepare the omelet. Keep it aside. Now for curry, heat 2 tsp of olive oil in the same non-stick pan. Add onion (finely chopped) and once it turns light golden in color, add ginger-garlic paste.
Add chopped green chilies, turmeric powder and stir for 2 minutes at medium flame. Add tomato paste and half cup water. Turn the flame from medium to slow and cook the content for 3-4 minutes. Once the gravy turns thick, add remaining species according to taste.
Take a serving dish, place the omelet pieces, and pour curry on the top. Sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander on the top.
Mumbai Style Egg Bhurji
Ingredients: 4 eggs, 2 onion (finely chopped), 2 tomatoes (finely chopped), green chilies, 1 capsicum (chopped), ginger, (finely chopped), 1/2 cup coriander leaves, 3 to 4 curry leaves, Olive oil, 1 tsp jeera, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder, Pav bhaji masala (as per taste), Pinch of asafetida (Hing), Salt as per taste, butter (optional).
Whisk the eggs using a fork in a bowl and keep it aside. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a nonstick pan, add hing, curry leaves and let it spatter. Sauté finely chopped onions and ginger till they turn light golden in color. Now add green chilies, small diced tomatoes, capsicum and cook for 4 minutes. Add remaining spices to the mix according to taste and pour a half cup (or less) water. Cook it on medium to slow flame for another 3 minutes. Add whisked eggs to the pan, mix all the ingredients together slowly. Once the eggs look well cooked, then you can turn the flame off. Sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander and chat masala (optional).
This time we are here to bring info about some tech and music stuff we think you’ll like. Talking about the music, we have got bored of reviewing the same old Sony-JBL-Skullcandy pieces. So, in this blog we are going to introduce you to some good quality, excellent performing speaker from brands you might not have heard of but they have been earning the points on the tables in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, and parts of Europe. You can find them easily online in case you want to purchase any one of these.
The Bluetooth speakers we will be talking about cover two main size categories, price, and sound profile, so you can easily find a piece suiting your music preference.
Klipsch, the One Bluetooth Speaker
Isn’t it a beauty? In a market full of plastics, metals and easy grip rubbers, this wooden case masterpiece is a dynamic tech device that blares awesome music and looks elegant in your living room. The best part- its highest levels are far- far better than those thumping music blasters. It serves every single percussion layer-wise – you can enjoy the music as it was created. Talking about its Bluetooth connectivity – just switch it on and it’ll automatically detect the nearby smartphone. It can be your perfect at home music house just keep it away from water.
Anker SoundCore Sport XL
IP67 – Waterproof. The very speaker that can star your pool parties or the one you can place on the shower shelf. It is a normal looking, can sit in a pocket type speaker. It has a powerful sound profile suitable for outdoor playing. The SoundCore Sport XL comes with two USB ports – one to charge up your smartphone and second to fuel up the speaker. You’ll also find a point for Aux input if your smartphone or music source doesn’t support Bluetooth. The sound profile is congestion free, I mean it will never play muffled sound (unless you are playing one!), it’s clear and sharp – best for bass favored songs. Overall, it is cool, easy to carry around and easier to drop in water!
Honestly, most of us plan a vacation because it is our only escape route. We want to run away from the cacophony of the concrete jungles, from the thoughts our brain babbles day and night, from the anxiety and the fear that drives us crazy whenever we are alone. But have you ever planned a trip to explore your connection with Mother Nature? Just to discover yourself? Don’t worry, we won’t bore you with philosophical self – discovery tales because we have a better option. This blog has encapsulated few ‘bucket list’ places and believe us, these are inspirational enough for your next trip!
Scuba Dive in Andaman
Islands nestled at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, this place will introduce you to the unseen underwater world. Breathe in the tranquility of Andaman and just dive into the water. Even if you have fear of deep waters, we recommend a scuba dive here – not only it’ll help you escape the deepest fears but will create memories for life!
The best time to pack your bags is in between the months of November to May. If you want to fly down, then Vir Savarkar Airport will be your landing spot. Or else, you can ship your way through the waters of Haddo Wharf Port in Port Blair and cities of Chennai, Kolkata, & Vizag. However, you will have to reach these places through other transport – train, bus or private car.
2. Wander on the Ghats of Banaras
Internet Bucket lists may not have included this city, neither might you have heard about the enthusiastic travel tales of Banaras but you must experience Banaras once in your lifetime. The mesmerizing and scenic views of calm banks and Ghats submerged in divine lights, the melody of aartis will fill your soul for ‘Shakti and sampurnta’. Take a boat right in the early hours of the evening, when the sun is just about to take the dip – you will be mesmerized for your lifetime.
The best time to pack your bags is in between the months of October to February. You can fly down to Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport of Varanasi. Or else, you can travel through the train. Kashi Railway Station and Varanasi Junction.
3. The Indian Scotland – Coorg
The beautiful city is nestled in between the emerald hills towards the southern part of Karnataka. If you are working in Banglore, then it is the best weekend getaway you can ask for. The place is also popular as the Scotland of South India. The scenic beauty of Coorg will take your breath away!
The best time to pack your bags is in between the months of October to March. Flying down will not take you to Coorg directly as the domestic airport is nearly 200 km away, whereas international airport is 300 km away. Both airports are in Mangalore and Banglore. Indian Railways can take you to the Mysore Junction, which is about 100 km apart from the ultimate travel destination – Coorg.
Earlier, we have discussed all that is trending in clothing, footwear, and fashion accessories but this time we will give you a far more valuable blog. Today we will give you the best fashion tips that can help you escape any disaster.
Show off BUT sensibly