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Friday August 19, 2022

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kolkata tea in earthen cup
Chronicles

Adda, Cha and Ta: Snacking in Kolkata

with tea, we had to taste the most favoured accompaniments—the telebhajas (fried fritters and savouries). My first stopover was Allen’s Kitchen on 1, Jatindra Mohan Avenue, near the Sovabazar Metro station.

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music for the soul
Chronicles

Music for the Soul

Like with most Anglo-Indians I grew up on a steady dose of Ronnie Milsap, Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Tanya Tucker, but later in my teens found myself gravitating towards Indian popular music and Kishore Kumar and Pankaj Udhas became my favourite singers.

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harambee factor book on India-Africa relations
Lifestyle

Forging a New Path for India-Africa Relations

And now we have this new book in the market “The Harambee Factor: India – Africa Economic and Development Partnership”, which fills this specific void. Authored by former Indian Ambassador to the African Union Gurjit Singh, this 500-page book minutely details every component of this development partnership.

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Nargis Dutt Indian actress
Lifestyle

Nargis: The Queen of Romance

Her original name Fatima A Rashid was changed to Baby when her film career began as a child artist at just five or six years. Her first role as leading lady was when she was just 14 in Mehboob’s film Taqdeer opposite Motilal.

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mango the summer fruit
Lifestyle

Mango Magic

No other fruit enjoys such popularity. Mangoes originated in India over 4,000 years ago and are considered to be a sacred fruit. Mangoes spread gradually throughout Asia and then to the rest of the world. Today, Asia grows 75 per cent of the mangoes in the world.

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international yoga day
Chronicles

Yoga: A Panacea for Our Times

Bhagavad Gita 2: 50 goes on to say, “yogah karmasu kaushalam,” i.e., yoga is excellence in action. If yoga ensures a healthy body, equanimity of mind as well as excellence in action, couldn’t it be a viable solution to people’s many ills related to poor health and agitations of the mind? In fact, people across the world seem to think so.

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