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When she’s not busy day-dreaming or procrastinating, Zofeen Maqsood writes for a living. It’s a miracle she thinks, that people have been reading her stuff for over a decade and aren’t done yet. So, for her fan-following the size of a postage stamp she continues to write
Have You Heard Of The Cafe Run By HIV Positive People In Kolkatta?

Have You Heard Of The Cafe Run By HIV Positive People In Kolkatta?

This is a new that certainly breaks all taboos. In perhaps, the first ever in the country, a café in Kolkata will be owned and run by HIV positive people. Aptly called, Café positive,...
What’s Kefir? And Everything You Need To Know About It

What’s Kefir? And Everything You Need To Know About It

You may have spotted a yoghurt like drink packed in neat jars or bottles stocked at posh grocery stores labelled as Kefir. Off late many models and fitness enthusiasts have been vouching at the...
What Makes Almond Milk, The New Millennial Hit Drink

What Makes Almond Milk, The New Millennial Hit Drink

The other day, a friend of mine who belongs to the ‘it’ South Mumbai social circle, expressed horror when she got to know that I still occasionally consume the normal glass of cow’s milk....
Here's How The World Enjoys The Eggplant

Here’s How The World Enjoys The Eggplant

Whether you have lived in North India, Bengal or in South India, chances are baingan ka bharta, begun bhaja or Andhra baingan curry must have been one of your staple food. It’s not without...
No Bake Cakes: The Goodness Of A Rich Dessert Minus The Hassle

No Bake Cakes: The Goodness Of A Rich Dessert Minus The Hassle

So, you thought baking a cake is a gourmands’ exercise? A dedicated process that involves beating the cream until your arms hurt and staring at the oven to see if your cake rises to...
All You Need To Know About Sriracha

All You Need To Know About Sriracha

You have to be living under the rock, if you haven’t heard of Sriracha. The Thai chili sauce for many is the single ingredient that can spice up almost everything on their plate. Named...
The Top Relished Indian Treats During Monsoons

The Top Relished Indian Treats During Monsoons

There is something about the rains and the food. Growing up in my household, every time the harsh summer sun would give way to grey skies, indicating an impending monsoon, dad would request mum...
How To Store Food Without Refrigeration

How To Store Food Without Refrigeration

It would seem no less than an apocalypse, if your refrigerator were to break down during the torrid heat. However, even though, we may be living in advanced ages of digital superiority, often life...
Store Your Food Right This Monsoon

Store Your Food Right This Monsoon

Monsoons bring along a host of food choices that you found too heavy during summers. But the misty days also mean that your food may be more susceptible to microbial infections and contamination. With...
Want to Know What Food To Avoid During The Monsoons?

Want to Know What Food To Avoid During The Monsoons?

The cruel summer heat often kills the appetite and most people wait for cooler, wetter days to gorge o everything from fried food to greasy chaats. But before you dig into all those comfort...