Matcha a healthy choice: Drink this Japanese tea as it improves mood, memory and concentration

With Indian consumers getting more aware and conscious of healthy eating, consumption of green tea, gluten-free products or super foods has seen a rise. Matcha, a green tea from Japan, is an ingredient being innovatively used in ice creams, cupcakes and doughnuts. For the uninitiated, Matcha is a finely ground green tea. In ancient Japan, monks primarily consumed it as a beverage of choice. Now it can either be dissolved in milk or water to add to its versatility — and also for its health benefits. “Apart from health benefits…

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Love pasta? Here’s why you should eat it more often

People who regularly eat pasta — the fundamental component of Italian Mediterranean cuisine — may have better diet quality, greater intake of vitamin and minerals and can better manage blood sugar levels, compared to those who do not eat pasta, new research shows. Pasta is a low-sodium and cholesterol-free food with a low glycemic index — foods that keep blood sugar levels in control. “The study shows that pasta eaters have better quality diets than those who don’t eat pasta,” said Diane Welland, dietitian and Nutrition Communications Manager for the National Pasta Association…

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Pineapple topping on pizza? This President hates it so much, he wants to ban it

Over the years, food connoisseurs and, of course, the Reddit community have generated endless ‘pineapple-on-a-pizza’ debates. Believe it or not, there are online forums that hotly debate “pineapple on pizza?” followed by discussions between purists and adventurists. The most recent one being the heated pineapple-pizza debate of 2017 with the hashtag #pineappleonPizza trending on Twitter. Looks like the series of confrontations are going to continue now with President of Iceland Guðni Th Jóhannesson adding fuel to the fire. During a recent Q&A session at a high school in Akureyi, North…

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Food that tastes so nice, you say it twice: Burma Burma

Myanmar, or erstwhile Burma, is a country shaped by many influences and Burmese food as opposed to its common perception of it being an ineligible straggler in the hierarchy of Asian cuisines is actually a beautiful medley of cultural mix. Influenced by rich flavours from countries such as India, China and Thailand, Burmese cuisine has its own unique qualities – it is richer than authentic Chinese food but less spicy than Indian and Thai cuisines. Considering a country that was isolated for almost 50 years owing to a repressive military…

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Bengal class 12 topper makes it to Jadavpur University’s merit list, except he didn’t apply

West Bengal Class 12 topper Archisman Panigrahi is in a unique predicament, his name tops the Jadavpur University merit list in four subjects without him ever applying to the varsity. “I never applied to Jadavpur University but I came to know through a friend that my name figured in the top in the merit list for physics, chemistry, geology and mathematics. The marks and birthdate were not mine,” the student said. He said he has informed the varsity authorities. “I have written to the dean highlighting that I had not…

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Kerala NEET rank list for MBBS, BDS admissions released, check it here

Commissioner for Entrance Exams (CEE) Kerala has released the Kerala NEET rank list 2017 for MBBS admissions on its official websitecee-kerala.orgas well as the KEAM login portal – cee.kerala.gov.in. Deric Joseph has topped the merit list The medical admission process is going to begin in the state now that the NEET rank list for 2017 has been released. The online application process for admissions to MBBS, BDS and other medical courses was completed on July 8. About 51,066 candidates had submitted their NEET UG result for admissions in Kerala. The top…

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NEET 2017: Round 1 All India Quota allotment list released, check it here

The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday released the first allotment list for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) Under Graduate (UG) admissions 2017 under the 15% All India Quota (AIQ). Candidates can check their results by clicking here. Key in your roll number and submit to view result. Candidates whose names appear in the first allotment list should report at the allotted Medical/Dental College for admissions between July 16 and July 22 (until 5pm). Candidates should try to take admissions as early…

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How India’s ed-tech sector can grow and the challenges it must overcome

The Indian education system is often the subject of debate over outdated curriculum, rote learning, rising cost, poor quality of teachers and lack of infrastructure. On the positive side, our country boasts of world-class institutes such as the Indian Institutes of Management, Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Jawaharlal Nehru University. We are also one of the largest and oldest education systems in the world. Formal education in India is still based on a traditional model or brick-and-mortar classes. Students have to attend schools and…

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Kerala NEET rank list for MBBS, BDS admissions released, check it here

Commissioner for Entrance Exams (CEE) Kerala has released the Kerala NEET rank list 2017 for MBBS admissions on its official websitecee-kerala.orgas well as the KEAM login portal – cee.kerala.gov.in. Deric Joseph has topped the merit list The medical admission process is going to begin in the state now that the NEET rank list for 2017 has been released. The online application process for admissions to MBBS, BDS and other medical courses was completed on July 8. About 51,066 candidates had submitted their NEET UG result for admissions in Kerala. The top…

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Elliptical Workout: 5 Exercises to Try With It

Elliptical workout consists of those exercises that are done on a cross-trainer or an elliptical trainer. Physical activities like running, walking or climbing stairs are done on these machines without harming or putting any pressure on our knee joints. It is great for cardioand total-body workout. It focuses on your hamstrings, calves, glutes, quadriceps, triceps and biceps. As your feet never leave the pedals, they don’t get repeatedly pounded by each footfall. Regular cardio workouts help relieve stress and boost your immune system . Combining this workout with a healthy diet can do…

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