Vidya Sury

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The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

The coconut doubles up as food plus medicine, besides being an auspicious and compulsory part of every religious event in Indian culture.

Rightfully called the “Tree of Life” the coconut is a powerhouse of nutrition with its juice, its milk, oil and kernel.

Here is a common sight in street corners – the tender coconut water vendor.

coconut oil benefits

Relished and respected, the coconut is rich in fiber, vitamin…

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Enough Is Relative

We were standing at the bus stop, waiting anxiously for the bus. Now, Vidur always teases me about never being able to stand still in one spot. Purely a case of the pot calling the kettle black..but that’s another story.

So – I generally tend to keep hopping on and off the sidewalk – alongside which the bus stops.

It is a great guessing game because the bus will not stop at the actual bus…

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The Real Secret To Weight Loss

The Real Secret To Weight Loss

That stubborn fat can be so annoying. Sometimes no matter what you do, you feel like smashing the scale when it refuses to budge, eh?

The thing is, eating the right food alone is not enough. We hardly need a fitness expert to tell us that a critical part of any weight loss program is exercise. With regular exercise, we not only lose weight, but promote our overall health.

Just a few benefits of…

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The 12 Most Powerful Life Choices I Ever Made

The 12 Most Powerful Life Choices I Ever Made

Life is a wonderful teacher. I spent a good chunk of my life rushing around, trying to make as many people happy as I could, trying to live up to as many expectations as I could even if it meant I was out of breath, out of patience and freaking out. I kept smiling under the pressure – from within as well as without. I had any number of people trying to tell me what to do and how to do it, when to…

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Sand Art

Today, I am taking you on a short walk along the Metro Art Center on M G Road. This entire stretch is a delight to stroll across, until we reach the Metro station. There are puppetry displays, sculptures, metal art, board games, art displays and more.

I am showing you some sand art along the way.

When I think of the word sand, I remember childhood years playing on the beach with my little bucket…

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Back Pain Relief and Tips To Ease Back Pain

Back Pain Relief and Tips To Ease Back Pain

Nobody is immune to back pain. Or back pain relief, for that matter.

Our bodies go through a lot of stress even as it supports us through all our daily activities. The last thing we need is back pain caused by the wrong moves. Did you know that not following the right way to life, bend or get out of bed can result in additional stressthat ends up in back pain? Because our leg muscles happen to be…

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Routines, A Blessing

With the rush, rush, rush everyone seems to be in, it is hard to find that “me” time we all crave for, those minutes that make us happy. But you know what? It is not the Holy Grail. There are plenty of people who not only get their stuff done, but also manage to find the time to do the things that they plan to do – could be anything from watching that movie, coffee with a friend, curling up in…

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Book Review Trouble Has A New Name

Book Review Trouble Has A New Name

Trouble Has A New Name

by Adite Banerjie

The Blurb

“Will you pretend to be my fiancé for the next few days?”

Recently-single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does – and when a mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel – Neel Arora – and best man at the wedding,…

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