Recipe: Spicy Bengali Lamb Curry

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Bengali cuisine is as rich and distinct as the state itself. Influences of the Nawabs have been deeply incorporated in essences of Bengali food – the flavors have a beautiful amalgamation of subtlety and zest.

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The Luxury Walk-Through at Anita Dongre’s new flagship store

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Luxury lies in every detail that goes into the making of brand – Anita Dongre. The core philosophy of the designer and her brand ‘to revive India’s rich heirloom crafts’ manifests into tangible luxury in all of its creations.

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Herbal teas – my winter favourites

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Photo Credit: 7-themes.com

For me, winter is all about cozying up, comforting hot beverages, barbeque parties on the rooftop, sitting by the fireplace and of course, soaking in the magic of festive celebrations. Winter really does feel blissfully beautiful unless the flu gets the better of you! I am perpetually sneezing and coughing during winter months but over the last few years, I got introduced to various kinds of herbal teas that are not only great for your body and immune system but also, are great agents of detoxification and healing. So let me show you my three best friends for winter months.

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How I cured menstrual cramps

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Photo Credit: blog.pslove.co

It’s been 15 years since I got my first period; amidst this long span of time, my body has changed in many ways and so has my lifestyle—I have put on weight (almost 20 kilos more), I have a sedentary lifestyle, exercising is once-in-a-blue-moon kind of affair, I don’t have a fixed eating schedule, I often skip meals, I drink too much coffee (almost 3 to 4 cups a day), I live in one of the most polluted cities of India (New Delhi) and the list is too darn long… However, in the middle of all these life-modifications, one thing that has been a constant for me ever since my first period is – unbearable cramp. My mother tried homeopathy on me for a while when I was younger, it didn’t really work wonders for me.

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Zamozza—World Kitchen & Bar

Zamozza

Zamozza

Décor: In simple words, I would like to call this place a modern noir eatery joint. As I walked into the narrow entrance, I was quite amazed with the ceiling décor; the entire stretch had countless bulbs flocked together and lit, illuminating the whole space, and triggering thoughts of contemporary gastronomy setups. The interior had muted tones of lemon yellow blended with complimenting hues of dull grays. The floor had striped monochrome patterns on a shiny backdrop that went very well with the pristine white Victorian chairs and black tables. I have always liked eating on black tables; it somehow brings out the colour of the food in vibrant ways.

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