Here’s why Rajma Chawal is hurting you

Here’s why Rajma Chawal is hurting you

Why you may need to stop eating Rajma   A Punjabi get-together isn’t complete until they have platefuls of Rajma Chawal. It is time already that it should be declared the staple food for them. So, here is a bummer. They may hate this story and put its author on their to-kill radar, but we will still risk writing it. That’s for the sake of our health, of course. The story isn’t about rajma chawal, though, but only rajma. That’s some relief?   ​Full disclosure   Full disclosure: Rajma, or…

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Why You Feel Neck Pain When You Do Crunches

Why You Feel Neck Pain When You Do Crunches

Like most ever-evolving gym goers, I finally realized that to actually develop abs, I needed to start doing more core work (go figure!). But when I added a ton of crunch variations to my regular routine, I realized it wasn’t my abs that were tapping out from exhaustion—it was my neck. Every time I came up, the muscles holding my head were crying out louder than my soon-to-be six-pack. The pain went away like typical muscle soreness, so I assumed it just meant my neck was weak. Embarrassed, I never…

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Why you must cool down

Why you must cool down

A ritual often overlooked in lure of a quick drink at the bar with friends, a good cool down session is something that can make or break a workout programme, just like a good warm up. Remember running a half marathon with little preparation and finding it difficult to walk down steps the next day? The quadriceps must have hurt badly. While the main purpose of warming up is to prepare the body and mind for strenuous activity, cooling down is all about helping the body and sore muscles recover…

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A white Ambassador and lal batti are to kill for: Why the civil services coaching bazaar survives

A white Ambassador and lal batti are to kill for: Why the civil services coaching bazaar survives

New Delhi: A two-lane road leads up to the Batra Complex in Mukherjee Nagar, and it is not the one less travelled. Thousands flock here from every nook and corner of India to prepare for various competitive exams, particularly the civil services, at many big and small coaching centres, making for a multi-crore-rupee industry. The years of prep and money spent will be put to test on Sunday, when over 11.36 lakh aspirants will take the civil services exam preliminary, the first step towards joining India’s elite bureaucracy. Coaching hubs…

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Why Men Stalk Women? You Could Blame it on Their Heart Rate

Why Men Stalk Women? You Could Blame it on Their Heart Rate

Stalking is a problem that unfortunately most women have experienced at least in some point in their lives. Several movies, TV series and documentaries have narrated horrific incidences of stalking to bring to light the seriousness of the issue. While such a behaviour is believed to be a psychological problem, a recent study now draws link to the heart rate of men. According to researchers at the Sam Houston State University in Texas, US, men with low resting heart rate were at significantly greater risk of engaging in a variety of…

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Don’t Bank on Your Good Looks to Get a Fat Pay Cheque, Here’s Why

Don’t Bank on Your Good Looks to Get a Fat Pay Cheque, Here’s Why

Who doesn’t want a fat pay cheque? After all, for all the hard work you have been putting in for the financial year, you do want rewards for the effort. If you have been wondering how to increase your chances of getting a big raise, chances are you have already found numerous ways to crack it by scrolling through various articles on the internet. There are no dearth of advises on how to increase your pay package. But there is a common perception that your pay cheque has much to…

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Heavy Snowfall May Put Men At Risk of Heart Attack: Here’s Why

Heavy Snowfall May Put Men At Risk of Heart Attack: Here’s Why

There’s a different charm in living in a hill station. The mesmerizing view and the cool air can soothe you from within. And being away from all the noise and pollution is no doubt a blessing. You can also enjoy the luxury of walking around to soak in some sun and nature’s beauty, and eat clean and healthy. While one can go on about the beauty of cold places, on the contrary, it also brings along with it a set of drawbacks. Cold climate can actually cause havoc as you…

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Childhood Cancer: Why Only 1 in 5 Indian Children Survives Cancer

Childhood Cancer: Why Only 1 in 5 Indian Children Survives Cancer

A heavyweight in the category of dangerous diseases, cancer ranks high on the list. It is one of the major causes of death among adult, as well as children, and across the globe. It is alarming how the disease is growing and affecting more and more people every year. As per the National Cancer Registry programme of the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (ICMR), one out of eight men today has the possibility of developing cancer in his lifetime (0-74 years). Similarly, one out of nine women has…

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Why Adults Shouldn’t Eat Baby Food

Why Adults Shouldn’t Eat Baby Food

Celebrities have quite the knack for causing a stir when they release their “diet secrets,” and this week is no different. Today, Girls writer and star Lena Dunham posted on Instagram her “Trump Diet.” Dunham, a liberal stalwart, was facetiously remarking on how difficult she’s found eating since the November election. Her tone is clearly joking, but tucked in the third entry is a shout out to baby food, an infamous celebrity diet trend. Indeed, several celebrities tout baby food as their secret elixir for shedding pounds. Last summer, Camila…

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Heart Month 2017: Why a Healthy Diet Should Be Your Priority

Heart Month 2017: Why a Healthy Diet Should Be Your Priority

Happy Valentine’s Day 2017! While we may call February the season of love, it is also a month dedicated to matters of the heart i.e it is Heart Month. Health organisations across the globe have come together to spread awareness about heart diseases and how our current lifestyle habits are triggering many dangerous heart diseases. The heart is a vital organ which is responsible for keeping the body functioning by pumping blood, which carries oxygen and removes waste materials, within the body. If the heart stops pumping then our body…

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