Buckwheat, the gluten-free wonder

It’s the time to be festive, it’s the time eat ‘kutu‘, aka buckwheat! Thanks to its wonderful existence, you can still enjoy ‘pakodas’, ‘cheela’, ‘puris’ and other naughty foods,  even when you…

Sesame and Jaggery are magical

Sesame and Jaggery – a combination that will rock your tastebuds and pack your body with goodness and warmth! If you haven’t already introduced these beauties into your diet, then…

Face Yoga; Goodbye ‘lines and creases’

Have you ever spared a thought for those thirty-three muscles present on your face that are typically ignored? And what happens when they are ignored? Well, they sag, creating lines and creases…

Drink Water. Stay healthy

The discovery of water on Mars got most of the world really excited; I quizzed my son on why he thought it was such an amazing find, and his quick response was ‘where…

Kerala on a plate

Mention the beautiful state of Kerala to anyone, and more often than not, conversation will move speedily on to Kerala’s exotic quotient, it’s ‘lushness factor‘; to how everyone these days seem to be travelling to…

Some Tea please…

Yoga done, meditation done, one litre of water drunk, followed by that leisurely morning cup of tea, sitting in the balcony (or you perhaps, once sat leisurely in your garden), surrounded…

Bye-bye Maggi, Hello ‘real’ Noodles

Maggi had been a big part of our lives for eons and then suddenly, on a fine sunny day it was taken away from all shops, from our life!! I worried,…

The ‘Quit Sugar’ Movement

Every year there is a new diet fad! A few years back, there was this fight against ‘wheat’ and it ended up being a nasty food to consume! This year…

‘Strong upper body’ challenge – Week 2

How is it going? I am talking about the ‘plank’ routine, the ‘surya namaskar’ or any other exercise routine that you have taken up? Have you been doing it all?…

Fitness Friday – Will Power, my top tips and a fitter you

It’s 5.30 am, the alarm has just started to go off and almost in the same instance, it feels like a switch in your body has been pressed to mark the start of a wrestling match…