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Oats are one of the healthiest food items. It is a good source of antioxidants and soluble fiber. They can lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar. Also, they are good when you are planning to lose weight. They are not at all boring. You just need to know how to make it yummy.

So, here are 3 very easy, simple, healthy, yet tasty recipes that you can make at home with oats. Have it yourself, serve the kids, and treat others with them.

Oats Khichdi

Oats Khichdi

  • Include all your favorite vegetables like beans (5-6), carrots (1 small), broccoli (just a few florets), onion (1 small), garlic (5 cloves), capsicum (half), cabbage (just a few shreds), etc.
  • Wash them thoroughly and chop them well.
  • For onions opt for thin longitudinal slices and for garlic go for minute chopping.
  • For carrots, capsicum, and cabbage, opt for thin slices while for broccoli, the medium size would be enough.
  • Take 2-3 tablespoons of oil, put some cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Once they crackle, add the veggies and fry for some 2-3 minutes.
  • Add some spices – red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, and turmeric. Stir for another 3 minutes.
  • Wash the lentils (prefer a mix of moong and masoor daal 1 cup).
  • Put the veggies and washed lentils in a pressure cooker. After 4 whistles add the oats (half cup) and boil it for 2 minutes.
  • Add a dash of butter, sprinkle some coriander leaves, and chaat masala to enjoy this meal.

Oats Sandwich

Oats Sandwich

  • Take capsicum (half), carrots (half of a small one), and onion (1 small). Chop them into small pieces.
  • Add a spoon of butter and fry these veggies. Add salt and green chilies.
  • Now add some water once the veggies are soft and then add oats (4 tablespoons).
  • Let this mixture boil and bring it to a medium-thick consistency.
  • Toast two pieces of bread.
  • Apply some mayonnaise on both the slices of bread and put oats mix over the bread.
  • Press gently and cut into halves.
  • Your wonderful breakfast or lunch is ready.

Oats Paratha

Oats Paratha

  • Take half a cup of oats and 1 cup of wheat or all-purpose flour. Add salt and pepper as per your taste.
  • Chop 1 small onion, 2-3 cloves of garlic, and coriander leaves and put them in the oats and flour mix.
  • To that mix add 1 spoon of cumin powder, a pinch of asafetida, and red chili powder (as per taste).
  • Add water to make a medium-thick consistency mix.
  • Now heat up a pan or tawa and brush some oil.
  • Take a ladle and pour one scoop on the pan or tawa. Spread it well as you do for dosa.
  • Add some more oil along the edges and cover it for a minute. Flip it and cook the other side in the same way.
  • Make it crisp and serve with a dash of butter. Also, make a mint or red chili chutney to savor this healthy and tasty paratha.

In her initial days, she was often ridiculed for her accent, poor English, and a ruler like thin body. But nothing could stop her from success because she believed in her dreams, worked hard to get her craft right, and never gave up. That’s the story of Kangana Ranaut – one of the most interesting and amazing actors of Indian Cinema. Interesting because of her selection of movies and amazing because in her movies she always steals the show.

Career-wise her graph is more like Vidya Balan. Why? Because both these girls came to Bollywood alone, without any godfather, and survived without the sponsorship of any lead actor. They are the heroes of their movies and always reward us with unconventional roles.

Kangana Ranaut didn’t become a star overnight. In her 3rd year as an actress, she received a National Film Award. But the ride was not so smooth. There was a time when it felt that she was trying desperately to fit into the template roles of a Bollywood heroine. If you see her Box office record, it has never been a steady one – one hit, a few flops, and then again one hit after a long time. At least that was happening to her before 2014.

She was ready to leave for New York for a film direction course but then the script of Queen came and as we all know that changed her image in Bollywood. It also helped many other actresses and directors to create different roles for women.

That big success with Queen followed by Tanu Weds Manu Returns gave her much-needed confidence. We saw a big change in her interviews (who can forget the KWK season 5 episode?) also. She is loved among masses and classes for her beautiful on-screen presence. You see her as Rani, Datto, Simran, Bobby, or Jhansi ki Rani and not as Kangana Ranaut – and that’s her success.

Kangana Ranaut’s craft is the most outstanding one among all the present actors. On her birthday, let’s rejoice her best performances.

Gangster (2006)
Gangster
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It was a dream debut that fetched her a Filmfare award. The last time Bollywood saw such a stunning debut, I think it was Hrithik Roshan in 2000.

You can watch it on YouTube.

Woh Lamhe (2006)
Woh Lamhe
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As Sana Azim, she was playing Parveen Babi. A schizophrenic patient, abandoned and tortured by her lover, finding solace in an upcoming director – she was fierce, bold, and vulnerable. It was a pleasure watching her in this role.

You can watch it on Amazon Prime.

Fashion (2008)
Fashion
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Shonali Gujral – a drug addict top model becomes prey to her vices. She ruins all her name and fame and then one day a wardrobe malfunction happens that leaves her scarred for life. What a painfully poetic performance KR gave.

You can watch it on Netflix.

Queen (2014)
Queen
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The story of a middle-class “Shaadi ke liye pagal” girl finding her worth miles away from her roots was an eye-opener to Bollywood. It is undoubtedly the bravest movie made in recent times. And it fetched her another National Award.

You can watch it on SonyLiv, Netflix, and Voot.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
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The initial one was a fun ride but this sequel got bigger, crazier, and better. Datto won our hearts and we want another part of this series – isn’t it?

You can watch it on Amazon Prime & ZEE5.

Manikarnika (2019)
Manikarnika
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The story of the Queen of Jhansi and her valor, patriotism, and courage was wonderfully presented by KR. As Anupama Chopra said, “only Kangana Ranaut can pull off a pearl necklace while in a battlefield”. No one else could pull off this role except her.

You can watch it on Amazon Prime.

Judgemental Hai Kya (2019)
Judgemental Hai Kya
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Kangana was astounding as someone with acute psychosis. From where does she derives this amazing power to be so flawless?

You can watch it on ZEE5

Special mentions- Revolver Rani, Once upon a time in Mumbai, Kites (the only good thing about that movie), Simran, & Panga.

In Hindi, it is known as “babune ka phal”. You know it as Chamomile and it has a big reputation in the world of healing. This soothing and gorgeous flower belongs to Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. It blooms during the summer months. These flowers are dried and used as tea which has magical properties. Not only the taste is refreshing, but this tea also has many other benefits.

Read below and know the health benefits of chamomile tea:

#TaqatKeLiye- Immunity Booster

Chamomile tea is a wonderful immunity booster. So, once your immunity is strong, you have fewer chances to fall ill. And even if you fall sick, you can recover faster than others. To curb illness and to help your body fight against harmful bacteria – consumption of chamomile tea is a must.

#SardiKaNuska- Remedy for Cold

A cup of chamomile tea daily is what you need if you tend to catch a cold easily. Also during winters, when you are shivering from cold or fever, you can either have cups of chamomile tea or inhale the steam coming from chamomile tea. It will not only treat your fever but will also relieve your sore throat, nasal congestion, or runny nose.

#PetKaPain- Cures Stomachache

When your stomach is aching, it means your digestive system is upset. Relieve that with a warm cup of chamomile tea. As per the research conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, chamomile tea is a great digestive relaxant and cures gastrointestinal problems like anorexia, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, and even vomiting.

#ChayenSeSonaHai- Induces Sleep

People who suffer from sleeplessness, insomnia, or other sleep-related problems must try this chamomile tea. It helps in relaxing the nerves, soothing the nervous system, and thus helps in sleeping better. So, don’t forget to sip this magical cup of caffeine-free tea and enjoy your sleep time.

#DardSeRahat- Removes Period Pain

Chamomile tea is a natural pain killer. So, when you are going through your painful menstruation, you can sip this tea. It will relax your uterus and decrease the production of prostaglandins – hormone-like substances that cause inflammation and pain.

#AlvidaStress- Say bye to Stress

Chamomile tea acts as an effective natural sedative and thus your nerves relax. So, whenever you are anxious or stressed, prepare yourself a cup of chamomile tea.

#BedaagChehra- Fights Acne

This wonderful tea will help your skin not to burst out acne. And the previous marks or scars of acne will also be erased with regular consumption of this tea. Also, you can make face masks with this tea and apply topically which will help you glow more.

#DoneWithDandruff- Cures Dandruff Problem

Who likes to roam around with dandruff? Dandruff also makes your scalp itchy. Drinking chamomile tea regularly and also using it while rinsing your hair will give you a dandruff-free life.

Ayurveda is the science of life. It is believed to be the oldest medical science of the world whose motive is to bring good health and happiness in the lives of people. In this science, there is a remedy for everything. As per Ayurveda, summer is the season of pitta and that is one of the three main doshas. You can think of pitta as a type of energy that transforms in the same way that fore transform materials by heating them. In the summer season, already the outside temperature soars high and so inside our body.

Therefore, special care must be taken. So, before the scorching summer heat finally hits our lives, read some of the Ayurvedic tips so that you stay healthy all through the summer season.

Staying hydrated
Staying hydrated
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This is the most important tip to sustain the summer season. Drink lots of water, juices, and smoothies. But avoid chilled water or ice-cold smoothies or juices as that will hamper the nutritive values. Infuse the summer special fruits like grapes, melons, lemon, cucumber or pears in your water or make a smoothie out of them. Have them before stepping out of your house.

Say no to caffeine
Say no to caffeine
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Staying away from tea or coffee – the warm beverages will help you a lot in this season. Also, say no to sugary sodas or alcohols to stay calm and fit during summers. Instead, sip green tea or any other herbal tea that will enhance antioxidants in your body.

Summer fresh veggies & fruits
Summer fresh veggies & fruits
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Do you know that summer is the easiest season to lose kilos? Include all the summer special vegetables and fruits in your diet and see how energized you feel. For your lunch, you can pack a vegetable salad and have some fruits as your mid-day or evening snack. Stay away from meats, fried food, and greasy foods.

Stay away from piping spicy food
Stay away from piping spicy food
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As said earlier summer is the time of pitta when the temperature outside and inside the body is high. So, this is the time to avoid spicy, peppery, and oily food as they will lead to loose motions, upset stomach, and a painful digestive system.

Make friendship with curd 
Make friendship with curd 
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After your lunch and dinner have a bowl of curd or make raita out of it and enjoy with your home-cooked meal that is less in oil, spice, and sugar. Curd or yogurt will help in easy digestion.

No late night
No late night
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Stop your late-night phone conversations, watching TV, or scrolling the phone. Switch off the devices, play soothing music and sleep in time for a refreshing morning. The more you stay awake, chances are more to fall ill.

Coconut oil
Coconut oil
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Do you know that coconut oil has a cooling effect on the skin? It is a great and easy way to bring pitta towards balance. So, make a practice of rubbing coconut oil on your skin before your shower. A gentle massage with coconut oil will give you’re a shiny, youthful, and moisturized skin and also your body temperature will remain cool.

All these aforementioned points are not at all difficult to carry. So, try these easy ways to stay cool, calm, healthy, and fit in summer.

The girl with a husky voice, short height, and not so sexy body – she was reminded of that many times. And with that, she was also told that she can hardly make any mark in Bollywood as she doesn’t belong to that so-called “mainstream” template of Bollywood heroines. But that didn’t break her because she had immense talent which was noted by able directors.

With time she proved that she is one of the best actresses of Indian Cinema. With 7 Filmfares in her kitty, she is always ready to entice with her power-packed performances. Till today, when there is Rani Mukerji release, there is a queue outside the theaters. She also broke the general notion of Bollywood actresses getting married and losing their charm on audiences.

The stories and performances matter the most and she has proved that every time. On her birthday, let’s remember some of her best performances on screen.

Saathiya (2002)
Saathiya
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As Dr. Suhani Sharma, she gave one of her career-best performances. The young girl who fell in love at a wedding, developed love over many train journeys, got married secretly, left parent’s home, and then went through various tests that couples go through. Her character was so beautifully written and enacted. She became one of us easily.

Hum Tum (2004)
Hum Tum
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We saw so many changes in one character. Rhea Prakash first met us as a bright, free-spirited, young student. She remained in our hearts forever with her tragic and eventful journey. We got to see her quirky phase, dreamy bride phase, shy and silent phase, head over heels in love phase, and lovelorn phase.

Veer-Zaara (2004)
Veer-Zaara
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She didn’t get to play the central character but without her, there would have been no Veer-Zaara. Her screen time was limited not her acting. A strong and confident woman who wants to become the 1st female lawyer of Pakistan is not ready to adjust with the truth. Rani was sheer brilliance on screen.

Black (2005)
Black
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As Michelle McNally, she taught us that you don’t need eyes to dream. Her simple dream was to call her mom one day and say that she passed. Being blind and mute was her obstacle in that road. But with perseverance, she achieved her goal. It is a tear-jerking performance of Rani.

Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
Bunty Aur Babli
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Babli, who wanted to become Miss India, with the turn of events becomes a con artist. She brought out exuberance, quirk, and seriousness – all on-screen and effortlessly. That’s why aren’t we eagerly waiting for Bunty aur Babli 2?

No One Killed Jessica (2011)
No One Killed Jessica
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This is another power-packed performance of Rani Mukerji that was based on a real-life incident. As a journalist, she portrayed her character with the right amount of fearlessness, spirit, and zest.

Aiyyaa (2012)
Aiyyaa
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I don’t know how many of you would agree to the mention of this movie but it is a personal favourite. Meenakshi Deshpande is just one of us. She is a middle-class girl who wants a job so that she can buy a room where she can sit quietly, listen to music, and read. Also, she wants to fall in love first to get married. She was hilarious in her portrayal and that’s why I believe this is one of her best. Which leading lady of Bollywood would dare to be so weird?

Talaash (2012)
Talaash
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Roshni Shekhawat terribly misses her dead child. Her desperateness leads her to believe in Plan Chet. There was a strange wait and loneliness in her eyes that made us cry for her.

Bombay Talkies (2013)
Bombay Talkies
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Gayatri is one of Rani’s most glamorous roles I believe. She is a fierce entertainment journalist who knows her business well. She can handle everything but cannot digest the fact that her husband has been keeping his sexual preference away from her. That scene where she tries to rub off her makeup, mascara, and lipstick in front of the mirror because her husband touched her is something only she can pull off. Also, the last scene where she gets dressed again, brushes her hair, and looks into herself in the mirror with hope, acceptance, and courage is stupendous.

Mardaani (2014)
Mardaani
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With Mardaani she proved that she can never be off the game. In an industry where only male-centric heroism is worshipped, it takes guts, first of all, to make a heroic movie with a female character. And then you have Rani Mukerji to do the rest. Not only critical acclaim, this movie was a Box Office Hit as well.

Apart from these above 10 movies, here are some more.

Special Mention- Hichki, Yuva, Paheli, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

Our body is a machine and like every machine, it also needs to rest after rigorous work. The whole day you are busy planning, working, negotiating, and a whole lot of other tasks that require both physical and mental energy. Thus, a good night’s sleep is essential to feel energized all through the day. Without a night of sound sleep, you won’t be productive at studies or work and may feel anxious or stressed.

Some of you go to bed and within 10 minutes you fall asleep. While some of you go to bed at around 11 p.m. but cannot fall asleep until its 1 or 2. The reasons can be many for your sleeplessness or lack of a sound sleep- tension at work, Netflix series, or chit chat with a long-distance lover, etc. But you can treat that easily with some relaxing drinks.

Read below and have these drinks before your bedtime to enjoy a great sleep.

Chamomile Tea
Chamomile Tea
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A cup of chamomile tea right before your bedtime is considered to be great for a good night’s sleep. Just order a box of chamomile tea bags and have it daily. Chamomile is believed to be a mild tranquilizer or sleep inducer. The calming effects of chamomile tea are due to the presence of apigenin that binds to specific receptors in your brains which in turn decreases anxiety and initiates sleep.

Banana Peel & Cinnamon Tea
Banana Peel & Cinnamon Tea
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There are various reasons behind your sleeplessness and they can be anxiety, depression, low immunity, high blood pressure, skin irritation, inflammatory conditions, or obesity. Banana tea is very helpful in curing all these aforementioned problems and thus with a practice of drinking this wonder tea you will overcome your problem of sleeplessness and wake up refreshed. Just take one banana peel, 2 cups of water, and 1/4th cinnamon powder and bring them to boil. Enjoy your bedtime tea.

Warm Milk with Turmeric
Warm Milk with Turmeric
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Having a glass of warm milk with a spoon of turmeric powder is our age-old nuska for not only a good quality sleep but also to cure many other diseases. It reduces anxiety, protects against heart diseases, helps in the reduction of inflammation and joint pain, improves brain function & memory, lowers blood sugar levels, and contains antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Also, regular consumption of this golden milk will give you stronger bones and a good digestive system.

Peppermint Tea
Peppermint Tea
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You have to drink a caffeine-free peppermint tea for a good night’s sleep. It helps in relaxing your muscles and provides you a great sleep. This tea will also boost your immune system, aid in weight loss, fight bad breath, cure your upset stomach, and make you stress-free.

Saffron Milk
Saffron Milk
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A glass of warm milk with a few strands of saffron or Kesar will give you a sound sleep. Your glass of milk never tasted this delicious – you will say that once you start having this milk. You can have this drink during the winter season and it will guard you against cold. Also, when you are menstruating this milk will relieve your cramps. The antioxidant crocin, picrocrocin, and safranal will induce sleep. Also, remember that saffron contains manganese that is known for its mild sedative properties.

So, instead of complaining about your sleeplessness, start having any of these drinks before your bedtime. Slowly and gradually, you will see a change.

An excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants, strawberries are famous fruits. The crunchy and juicy strawberries cure many diseases apart from being tasty. It is easily available in the market and those who love to cook can bring them home and make easy dishes.

Check out some of the easy to make strawberry recipes and stay healthy.

Strawberry banana smoothie
Strawberry banana smoothie
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One of the most refreshing things you can make with strawberry is this smoothie. This will fill your tummy for a longer time and flush out toxins from your body. Also, if you are following a weight loss regimen, this smoothie can be your breakfast or lunch or dinner. Just put two cups of strawberries, one banana, one cup of toned milk or almond milk, and one tablespoon of honey. If you want you can put a few cubes of ice also.

Strawberry dipped in chocolate
Strawberry dipped in chocolate
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This is the easiest strawberry recipe that you can make any time. It is tasty and relaxing both. You just need to melt chocolates (regular milk chocolate would do) first. Now dip the strawberries (the whole ones – no cutting is required) in it. Place them in a tray and refrigerate it for 4 hours. Enjoy them while binge-watching on your weekends or while sipping a tasty wine with close friends.

Strawberry cucumber salad
Strawberry cucumber salad
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Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, this strawberry salad is something that will fill your stomach and take care of your body. The refreshing salad will aid in weight loss and is a perfect summer salad. You need to cut the strawberries in whichever shape and size you prefer. Also, bring some kiwis, cucumber, and watermelon. After cutting them mix them in your salad bowl. Sprinkle some salt and pepper (optional) along with a dash of lemon juice. You may also garnish it with shreds of cottage cheese.

You may enjoy this tasty and healthy salad at your lunch.

Strawberry chicken salad
Strawberry chicken salad
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Those who love chicken can infuse some strawberries in their dish. Take boneless chicken (so that you can shred them easily), marinade, and then roast them well. Now take a bowl and place some lettuce leaves first followed by chicken shreds of the roasted chicken, cubes of strawberries, cucumber, and tomato, a dash of salt and pepper, and parmesan cheese. It is damn tasty and healthy.

Strawberry open sandwich
Strawberry open sandwich
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Toast two pieces of bread and apply butter, margarine, or mayonnaise. Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Now cut the strawberries into small pieces and garnish the toasts. Your open sandwich is ready to savor.

Strawberry Mug cake
Strawberry Mug cake
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Just bring home a vanilla or chocolate cake mix and milk. Now take your favorite oven-friendly mug and pour some cake mix. Add milk in it and give a mix. Remember that the mix should not be too thick or too thin. Now add to it some small pieces of strawberries. Put it inside the oven and bake for 4-5 minutes. A delicious yet easy strawberry mug cake is ready for you. Enjoy it with a scoop of ice-cream.

Three basic things bind people in India and they are – food, cricket, and cinema. Out of these three, food is the basic necessity of people without which survival is impossible. The food habits of people in a certain location are the reflection of geography and culture. Our country boasts of its striking diversity and therefore, the moment you turn from one district to another or one city to another – you will notice a huge change in cuisine. Isn’t that beautiful?

If you are a foodie, then, you must know which city is famous for which food item. To make your task easier, here is a list of Indian metro cities that are food-lovers paradise.

Dilwalo ki New Delhi
Dilwalo ki New Delhi
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New Delhi is the capital of India and thus you will find people from all other Indian regions here easily. Thus, to accommodate people of every part, you will find joints that serve PAN Indian food or specializes in a certain regional cuisine. If you are looking out for cheap and delicious regional food, you can go to Dilli Haat or go to the state houses (Andhra Bhawan, Banga Bhawan, etc.). But the real Delhi kinda food is Chhole Kulche, Rajma Chawal, Chhole Bhature, Dahi Bhalla, Aloo Tikki, Gol guppa, and chaats of various types. Also, you must not miss strolling through Chandni Chowk and Parathe wali gali.

Sweet Capital of India- Kolkata
Sweet Capital of India- Kolkata
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Kolkata is a true food lover’s paradise. The Kathi roll that is now famous in many metro cities was born here during the British Raj. The authentic Biryani came to Kolkata through Wazir Shah of Lucknow. The biryani lovers can go to Aminia & Arsenal and enjoy the Kolkata special biryani with one whole potato and egg. Fish in fried and gravy forms are the best here. The variety of street food from fritters (potato, banana flower, soybean, mango, mix vegetable, brinjal,etc.) to jhal-muri (puffed rice), haleem, fuchka (gol gappe), etc. are lip-smacking. Last but not the least, you must experience the countless varieties of sweets like Roshogolla, Chhanar jilipi, sondesh, etc.

The city of Nizams- Hyderabad
The city of Nizams- Hyderabad
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Biryani is one of the most famous food here that is a mix of Andhra, Turkish, and Mughlai cuisine. Go to Bawarchi for Mutton Biryani and stop at Shadab for Chicken Biryani. Sarvi serves the unconventional Chicken and drumsticks biryani – don’t miss that. You can also try other amazingly delicious recipes like keema samosa, lukhmi, sheer khurma, and paaya.

Mayanagri Mumbai
Mayanagri Mumbai
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This is another place just like Kolkata and Delhi where you will find a variety of regional food apart from their flavor. Vada pav and pav bhaji are the two authentic dishes of Mumbai along with lots of Marathi cuisine like Aluvadi, Sabudana Vada, Bhakarvadi, Puran Poli, Misal Pav, Thaipeeth, and Pithale. Also, if you are a fan of Parsi cuisine, then, Mumbai will serve you right with its Sali Boti, Dhansak, etc.

Nawabo ka Shahar Lucknow
Nawabo ka Shahar Lucknow
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It is the seat of Awadhi cuisine and anyone who has eaten here would believe that it is heaven. From biryanis to kebabs – the list of scrumptious non-vegetarian food is endless here. Go to the iconic places like Dasterkhwan for its galouti kebabs, Tunday kababi for their tunday kebabs, and Naushijaan for the boti kebabs. Also try paaya ki nihari while in Lucknow.

He started his career through ad films and became a teenage crush among girls in the 90’s. Little did the bees of the ’90s knew that one day he will be known as one of the finest actors in Bollywood. Born to filmy-family, he got his Bollywood break in the year 2003 with a movie named Ishq Vishk that was about college romance. He was applauded by the audience.

But then it took many years to establish the place that he has created for himself. Today he is one of the top paid actors and his recent successes at the Box Office have proved that he is here for longer innings.

Shahid Kapoor despite being a successful Bollywood name has been quite an underrated actor. His performances have gone better from one movie to another but somehow he is still to get his due.

Some of his powerhouse performances are listed below:

Prem ka Vivah (2006)
Prem ka Vivah
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This movie came from the Rajshri productions who are known for their tear-jerking family dramas. Vivah was about the journey of a couple’s relationship from their engagement to marriage. It was a Box Office winner and Shahid Kapoor played the part of shy Prem beautifully. The innocence of a first-time lover, the expectations of a lover, or the commitment of a husband – all the shades of Prem were carried out by SK with perfection.

The Aditya Kashyap of Jab We Met (2007)
The Aditya Kashyap of Jab We Met
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This movie was a game-changer for the lead actress but Shahid, in my opinion, was under-praised. His silence when he is devastated, his confusion when his life is falling apart, his excitement when he found his lost passion, his grief when he is unable to find Geet, or his flamboyance while walking through the sugarcane fields – he was one of the strong points of JWM. Without his contrast, Geet wouldn’t have become a sensation.

Charlie aur Guddu Hai Kaminey (2009)
Charlie aur Guddu Hai Kaminey
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This is one of my most favorite performances of Shahid Kapoor. He played twin roles – one is 360 degrees different than the other. Vishal Bharadwaj brought the best out of this hungry actor. Lisping or stuttering – he was perfect in portraying both the flaws. Be it intensely romantic scenes, dark humor scenes, or the dream sequences – Shahid Kapoor gave a career-defining performance here.

Jhelum wala Bismil in Haider (2014)
Jhelum wala Bismil in Haider
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After 5 years he again collaborated with Vishal Bharadwaj who pushes him as an actor to limits he didn’t know he can win over. Haider won him the much-awaited Best Actor award after 11 years of sheer hard work and perseverance. Leave the whole movie aside, just see him perform in that Bismil song and you will know what an amazing actor he is.

Tommy Singh of Udta Punjab (2016)
Tommy Singh of Udta Punjab
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He played a singer who is a drug-addict and that addiction eats up his life and career. As Tommy Singh, he was mad, aggressive, sympathetic, stupid, and courageous. That confrontational scene on stage is still one of his best scenes ever portrayed on-screen. He deserved all the awards that year. Who else could have depicted that turmoil?

Mewar wale Rawal Ratan Singh in Padmavat (2018)
Mewar wale Rawal Ratan Singh in Padmavat
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The grapevine of Bollywood was rife that no one was keen to take up this role. Why? Because Ranveer Singh is Bhansali’s favorite and he is doing the role of Khilji and that character will be larger than life. One after the other actors were declining this role and this is when our heart-throb Shahid Kapoor took up this challenge. Remember that his last Hit was Udta Punjab where he played a flawed and crazy character. This Padmavat role was about a noble king who lives with honesty – that contrast was applauded much. He reached a phase where his limited screen time can also have an outstanding effect on the minds of people.

Bekhayali Kabir Singh (2019)
Bekhayali Kabir Singh
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Seems like Shahid Kapoor is in the best phase of his career. Everyone expected Kabir Singh will do well but the thing that it will be one of the biggest blockbusters of Bollywood and Shahid’s career was out of the calculation. Shahid Kapoor has truly put his heart and soul in this role. His anger or frustration all seemed effortless here. Although this movie drove some controversies – despite that no critics or mass audience can deny the fact that this is one of Shahid’s best performances till date.

Let’s rewind some of these movies and greet him a Happy Birthday!

Moringa or Moringa oleifera is a plant that has been appreciated for more than 1000 years for its amazing health benefits. This tree is also known as the “tree of life”. Ayurveda says that every part of this tree is useful in some way. This tree can cure nearly 300 diseases.

Those who are still confused about this “wonder tree”, let me tell you that this is none other than the tree from where you get drumsticks. Drumsticks are used profusely in south Indian and Bengali cuisine.

So, first of all, learn how to make this miracle tea or moringa tea.
how to make this miracle tea or moringa tea
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  1. Pluck a few matured and green leaves from the branches. Remember to pluck only the green ones and not the yellow ones.
  2. Now you have to air-dry the leaves. Sun drying is not suggested as that reduces the nutritive powers of the leaves.
  3. Use a blender to make a powder of these air-dried moringa leaves.
  4. Take a pan and boil a cup of water.
  5. Add just 1 teaspoon of moringa leaves powder and give a good stir.
  6. You may add a few drops of lemon to taste.
  7. If you want your tea to be a bit sweeter then go for honey (you may use sugar too but remember that honey is a healthier option)

In case you don’t want to go through this process, you can always order moringa tea powder or moringa tea bags online.

Benefits of Drinking Moringa Tea or Miracle Tea:
Aids in weight loss
Aids in weight loss
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All those people who are trying to lose weight or stay in great shape must try this moringa tea. This tea has a stimulating effect on metabolism and helps the body to burn calories at a faster rate. Also, this tea is absorbed into the intestine. Moringa tea is rich in essential vitamins and minerals and is also effective in mobilizing the stored visceral fat.

Controls Blood Pressure
Controls Blood Pressure
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Moringa tea helps in controlling the blood pressure because it contains quercetin. If consumed regularly, the BP patients can also fight inflammation due to the antioxidants present in moringa leaves.

Secret energy booster
Secret energy booster
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Consume moringa tea in the morning for at least 15-21 days and see the change in your body. You will remain energized all through the day.

No cholesterol
No cholesterol
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Moringa leaves or even drumsticks are suggested by doctors to those whose cholesterol levels are high. With moringa tea one or two times a day – you will overcome your problem of cholesterol and thus the rate of heart disease will also be reduced.

Lowers blood sugar
Lowers blood sugar
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It may also help people with blood sugar. The antioxidant chlorogenic acid is found in moringa tea ad that helps in checking blood sugar levels. Also, this tea is a wonderful store of vitamin C that helps in reducing blood sugar.

Flawless skin & healthy hair
Flawless skin & healthy hair
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Moringa tea helps in the proper functioning of the kidney and the liver that facilitates a good excretory system. If the waste is disposed of from your body properly, then, your skin will glow more. With moringa tea, you will thus experience a younger looking flawless skin.

Also, note that your hair will become glossier, healthier, and livelier than before. Use moringa oil or moringa powder hair pack along with the consumption of moringa tea.

All-round nourishment
All-round nourishment
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Apart from controlling BP, lowering cholesterol, or aiding in weight loss, moringa tea will also help you in nourishing your eyes and brain. The brain is the seat where all the big decisions happen and thus you will be a lot calmer when it comes to taking proper decisions even in difficult times.

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