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Meals poisoning: Pattern not wanted

Pushpa Girimaji Last month, I took my family out for dinner to a restaurant that promised seating as per social distancing norms for Covid-19. After dinner, I ordered rasmalai. By the time I ate it…


Kullu Dasehra & a raging virus

Sarika Sharma Prof Varyam Singh still remembers those days when he would walk for one full day along with his uncles to see Kullu Dasehra. There was just one rickety bus that plied on the…


A begin that wasn’t for school freshers

Renu Sud Sinha Their dreams fuelled by Bollywood’s portrayal of campus life, almost all Class XII students were dreaming of living some of those moments. Wardrobes, laptops, things for hostel use had been planned and…


Present a plant

Amarjeet Batth The lockdown has given us many lessons, one of these being cleaner environment. The gains were for all to see — deep blue sky, star-filled nights and improved air quality. Let’s not lose…


Select building materials properly

Jagvir Goyal A house builder should be very careful when choosing the material. It must be kept in mind that the costliest material may not always be the best. Here’s a look at some essential…


When shopping for furnishings on-line…

Pooja Khanna Tyagi With reputed websites coming out with their annual sales at least once or twice a year, many homeowners have started opting for online furniture as it can be purchased from the comfort…


Preserve the eyesores out of sight

Shristi Nangalia The inverter unit and battery that sits near the entryway, waterpipes that line the balcony walls, awkwardly placed beams and columns and unorganised clutter in the living room are just unpleasant menaces that…


Yummy yam

Pushpesh Pant Yams are a wonderful food and have helped humankind survive many a difficult time such as droughts and famines. A rich storehouse of starch and supply, they give energy. In many African countries,…


Contractually sure

SS Chhina CONTRACT farming has immense potential in India, provided it inspires confidence among farmers of assured marketing of products on a par with the state procurement of wheat and paddy. Though the new farm…