How to make Chinese Five Spice Rajgira Coconut Cookies

Chinese five spice is a blend of 5 spices – cinnamon, fennel, cloves, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. It is common in many Asian dishes, and you can easily find pre-made blends in the dried spice section of most grocery stores. This spice blend is typically used in savoury dishes, but when combined with freshly grated coconut and healthy grains like rajgira and whole wheat, it turns out to be amazing! We got in touch with Donna George, blogger at theculinarytrail.com and freelance recipe developer and she shared the recipe of these…

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Five Military Diet myths busted

Military Diet, a three-day diet programme, helps to lose up to four to five kgs of weight within a week, say experts. But watch out for the myths. Mehar Rajput, dietician and nutritionist, FITPASS, an app for fitness enthusiasts, and Sonia Narang, dietician at New Delhi’s Sonia Narang’s Diet and Wellness clinic, have busted a few myths: Myth: You are on diet for only three days. Fact: This isn’t true. Though the diet plan is designed for three days, you continue observing your calorie intake for the remaining days of…

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Five ways to fit marking exams around your teaching

Are you balancing full-time teaching with exam marking this term? One teacher-examiner offers her advice on how to make sure you’re efficient and resourceful with your time It was the middle of the spring term that I announced my decision to my department: “I am going to markGCSE scripts.”This was met with cries of “Oh you’re so brave!” and “It’s amazing that you can fit it around your teaching!” You may be sat there thinking that marking scripts really isn’t that big a deal; it’s no different to the marking we…

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Five days after issuing order, govt holds formation of Vishwas group

The Delhi government has, for now, put on hold the formation of the Vishwas group — comprising students who have failed twice in Class IX and who appear for Class X board exams as private candidates. “Guidelines regarding the Vishwas group shall be kept in abeyance till further orders,” said a Directorate of Education (DoE) circular issued to schools on June 5. The “unexpected” move came just five days after the DoE wrote to the schools on the creation of the Vishwas group. However, children from classes VI and IX…

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