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About Hemchhaya
Hemchhaya De is a senior journalist with more than 20 years of experience, including a stint with an international publication in West Asia. She has served both as editor and correspondent for newspapers/digital platforms and magazines, and managed bureaus and desk teams.
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Yesterday once more...

06 Oct 2023  |  meer.com
The article discusses the enduring popularity of old TV shows like 'Friends', 'The Sopranos', 'The Office', and 'The Big Bang Theory', which continue to captivate audiences despite the availability of new content on OTT platforms. The author shares personal reasons for rewatching these shows, such as their quality, familiarity, and the comfort they provide. The piece also touches on the psychological aspects of rewatching and the debate over its merits and demerits, concluding with the author's intention to rewatch 'Boston Legal'.

Women Politicians In India Face More Abuse on Twitter: Amnesty

01 Oct 2023  |  www.femina.in
A study by Amnesty International India reveals that women politicians in India face significantly higher online abuse on Twitter compared to their counterparts in the UK and the US. The study, conducted during and after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, found that 13.8% of tweets mentioning Indian women politicians were abusive, with Muslim women and those from marginalized castes facing even higher levels of abuse. Prominent cases of trolling include politicians Mimi Chakraborty, Nusrat Jahan, Priyanka Gandhi, and Sushma Swaraj. The study highlights the need for social media platforms like Twitter to ensure a safer environment for women.

5 Superfoods That Can Help In Boosting Immunity

01 Oct 2023  |  www.femina.in
Stress and unhealthy lifestyles can weaken the immune system, making it crucial to adopt measures to boost immunity. Incorporating superfoods like citrus fruits, broccoli, tea, almonds, and camel milk into daily meals can significantly enhance immune function. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, broccoli is nutrient-dense with antioxidants, tea contains disease-fighting polyphenols and flavonoids, almonds are packed with vitamin E, and camel milk has protective proteins. These foods collectively help in building a stronger immune system.

Dos And Don’ts Of A Video Chat With Your Online Date

01 Oct 2023  |  www.femina.in
The article offers practical advice for individuals considering a video chat with an online date. It emphasizes the importance of trusting gut feelings, monitoring social media activities, continuing to chat on the dating app before sharing personal numbers, and choosing a secure video chat platform. It also advises setting clear boundaries for the conversation to ensure safety and comfort during the online interaction.

Sourav Ganguly: You do not become a champion in one day

How to back your sibling when he or she comes out

19 Dec 2022  |  www.femina.in
The article offers guidance on how to support a sibling who comes out as homosexual, emphasizing open communication, spending quality time, defending them against homophobic statements, and finding support groups. It highlights the importance of unconditional love and understanding, referencing Anne Hathaway's supportive stance and the Supreme Court's landmark verdict against Section 377 of IPC as significant milestones for LGBT rights in India.

Having The Birds-And-The-Bees Talk

29 Sep 2021  |  www.femina.in
Parents are encouraged to address their children's questions about sex and reproduction directly and factually, appropriate to the child's age. Avoid dodging questions or providing too much information. Reading educational books together and seeking guidance from teachers can be helpful. Personal boundaries should be maintained, avoiding sharing personal sexual experiences.

Not to forget: The gateway to Sela Pass; (below) a memorial at Jaswantgarh

11 Feb 2021  |  www.telegraphindia.com
The article discusses the informal interactions between Indian and Chinese armies at the border near Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, as a confidence-building measure. These meetings, which include cultural exchanges and food sharing, are held four times a year and are attended by selected civilians and military personnel. The article reflects on the 1962 Sino-Indian War, the current sentiments of the Tawang locals towards China, and the memories of the war that still linger. It also touches upon the local issues such as tourism and infrastructure. The piece includes perspectives from veterans and locals, and concludes with an expert opinion suggesting that a repeat of the 1962 conflict is unlikely due to China's focus on economic modernization and India's improved defense capabilities.

Maharani Gayatri Devi: A Life of Grief and Grace

11 Feb 2021  |  www.femina.in
The article recounts the life of Maharani Gayatri Devi, born in 1919 to Prince Jitendra Narayan of Cooch Behar and Indira Devi. Despite a tragic childhood with the early death of her father, Gayatri Devi grew up to be a beloved figure in India, known for her elegance, philanthropy, and political involvement. She married Sawai Man Singh II, the Maharaja of Jaipur, and later entered politics, joining the Swatantra Party and opposing the Congress. Her political career included a record-breaking election victory and opposition to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's policies. Gayatri Devi's life was also marked by personal losses, including the death of her husband and son. She withdrew from politics after a stint in jail during the Emergency period and focused on education in Jaipur. Her death in 2009 was followed by a legal battle over her estate. The article includes anecdotes from individuals who knew her, highlighting her impact on their lives.

Legal gun owners in India want flexible arms ownership laws. Others argue that India needs stringent gun laws.

While the ongoing border standoff threatens to impact India-China academic and cultural exchanges, some are building bridges to maintain people-to-people contact.

Several trend-setting rehabilitation projects involving poachers have been undertaken in various parts of India over the years. Thanks to these initiatives, poachers have turned into protectors of wildlife.

Can You Identify This Bollywood Actor And Dancer?

02 Jun 2020  |  www.femina.in
Elli Avram, a Bollywood actor and dancer, shared her experience of using beetroot juice as a whole-body mask on Instagram, inspired by her house help. The article discusses the skin and health benefits of beetroot, including its antioxidant properties and effectiveness as a pre-workout drink, supported by research from the University of Health and Sports Sciences, Exeter.

Google Chief Sundar Pichai Shows Support For Racial Equality

01 Jun 2020  |  www.femina.in
Alphabet Inc and Google chief Sundar Pichai expressed solidarity with the African-American community and support for racial equality, unveiling a black ribbon on Google and YouTube home pages in the US. This gesture comes amid ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd and other African-Americans. The article also mentions the arrest of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and President Trump's designation of ANTIFA as a terrorist organization.

Effective Shoulder Workouts That Can Be Done At Home

29 May 2020  |  www.femina.in
The article provides a comprehensive guide to effective shoulder workouts that can be performed at home using dumbbells, kettlebells, and yoga asanas. It includes detailed instructions for various exercises such as Dumbbell Arm Circles, Neutral Grip Shoulder Press, Arnold Press, Car Driving, Shoulder Halo, and One-arm cleans/military press. Additionally, it highlights the benefits of specific yoga poses like Dhanurasana, Ustrasana, and Purvottanasana for shoulder health. The article emphasizes starting with lighter weights and consulting fitness or yoga trainers for beginners.

Katy Perry Shows Off Baby Bump In Brand New Photos

29 May 2020  |  www.femina.in
Katy Perry shared new photos on Instagram showcasing her baby bump while expressing excitement about the upcoming SpaceX and NASA space launch, which was delayed due to weather. The launch, featuring astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, marks the first crewed spaceflight from American soil in nearly a decade. Perry, who announced her pregnancy with fiancé Orlando Bloom in March, reflected on her readiness for motherhood.

How To Get Job-Ready During The Lockdown

29 May 2020  |  femina.in
The article discusses strategies for becoming job-ready during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the importance of embracing the digital world, the rise of remote jobs, and the value of continuous learning through online courses. Experts suggest updating CVs and staying engaged in productive activities to maintain a positive outlook despite the challenging job market. The article cites a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy on job losses among Indian youth and includes insights from professionals at JobsforHer and Shine.com.

Pooja Bedi Posts Goa Quarantine Room Video After Twitter Backlash

20 May 2020  |  femina.in
Pooja Bedi and her fiancé Maneck Contractor traveled from Mumbai to Goa, where they live, during lockdown 4.0. Bedi criticized the quarantine facility they stayed in for a night, citing poor hygiene and potential health risks, and shared a video on social media to highlight these issues. She received backlash on Twitter but defended her actions, stating they followed all government protocols. Bedi and Contractor have been asked to remain in quarantine until May 30.

Meet Anuradha Kapoor, Founder Of Kolkata’s Swayam

16 May 2020  |  www.femina.in
Anuradha Kapoor, a prominent women's rights activist, founded Swayam in Kolkata over 20 years ago to combat violence against women. Initially working at Seagull Books, her involvement in gender issues led her to volunteer with various NGOs before establishing Swayam. The organization offers comprehensive services for women facing violence and has been instrumental in high-profile cases and community mobilization. Kapoor highlights the rise in domestic violence during the lockdown and stresses the need for better implementation of existing laws.

How To Take Care Of Your Gynaecological Health During Lockdown

15 May 2020  |  www.femina.in
During the COVID-19 lockdown, online queries for gynaecological issues have surged by over 250% on Practo, with one in three consultations requested by women relating to gynaecological problems. The most common concerns include menstruation problems, pregnancy complications, birth control, and miscarriage. Experts recommend maintaining a health routine, including exercise, a balanced diet, and sufficient fluid intake. Dr Ambuja Govindaraj and Dr Sunil Eshwar suggest reducing screen time, using health apps, and being mindful of contraception methods. They also emphasize the importance of managing PCOS with lifestyle changes.

How To Kill Sexual Boredom While In Quarantine

30 Apr 2020  |  www.femina.in
Sexual boredom poses a significant threat to relationships, exacerbated by quarantine conditions. Addressing mental states, mismatched sex drives, and exploring new sexual fantasies are crucial steps. Maintaining romance through regular date nights and open communication can help rejuvenate sexual interest and intimacy.

Lockdown Tales: Patna Zookeepers Try To Cheer Up Chimpanzees In Enclosures

24 Apr 2020  |  www.femina.in
Zookeepers at Patna Zoo are making efforts to keep chimpanzees happy during the nationwide lockdown by engaging with them in their enclosures. A video shared by Parveen Kaswan of the Indian Forest Service shows zookeepers clapping and interacting with the primates, who respond with joy. The article highlights the emotional needs of chimpanzees and the positive actions taken by the zoo staff.

How To Survive Relationship Setbacks (And Come Out As A Winner)

23 Apr 2020  |  www.femina.in
Every relationship experiences ups and downs, and how couples handle these setbacks can determine the strength of their relationship. Expert-backed suggestions include feeling the pain to kickstart healing, processing emotions, avoiding dwelling on negative feelings, practicing self-care, prioritizing health, reconnecting with friends, and focusing on the positive aspects of the partner. The article emphasizes that overcoming challenges can make relationships stronger.

Quarantined Migrant Workers Paint Rajasthan Schools To Thank Locals

23 Apr 2020  |  femina.in
Migrant laborers quarantined in Palsana, Sikar, Rajasthan, painted local schools as a gesture of thanks for the food and shelter provided to them. The story, shared by Parveen Kaswan of the Indian Forest Service, has been well-received online. Approximately 54 workers from various states, including Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, participated in this act of gratitude. Palsana sarpanch Roop Singh Shekhawat expressed the town's overwhelming joy at the laborers' heartfelt gesture.

Lockdown Message: Mumbai Police Gives Posts A Pop Band Twist

15 Apr 2020  |  www.femina.in
Mumbai Police has been engaging netizens with creative social media posts that emphasize the importance of staying home during the coronavirus lockdown. Using witty references to famous international pop and rock bands, the posts have garnered positive responses from the public, who are also contributing their own versions.

Dos And Don’ts Of A Virtual Wedding In The Time Of Coronavirus

15 Apr 2020  |  www.femina.in
Indian weddings are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic by embracing virtual ceremonies. Couples are organizing virtual sangeet and mehndi ceremonies with the help of wedding portals and video messaging apps, ensuring the essence of marriage remains intact. Key considerations include mutual decision-making, involving family members, sending e-invites in advance, seeking professional help, and maintaining quarantine rules.

Kolkata-Based Dancer Launches Campaign To Dance Away The Quarantine Blues

10 Apr 2020  |  www.femina.in
Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Sudarshan Chakravorty from Kolkata has initiated a social media campaign named 'Dancing In The Time Of Corona' to help people express themselves and alleviate the stress of quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. His students at Sapphire Creations Dance Company are creating and sharing dance videos to express a range of emotions while in isolation. The campaign will continue until the end of the lockdown, and Chakravorty emphasizes the importance of art in tough times, drawing parallels to its motivational role during the Bangladesh Liberation War.

Protect Yourself From Hackers While Working From Home

01 Apr 2020  |  www.femina.in
As remote working becomes more prevalent during the Coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity experts warn of increased cyberattacks, including hacking and ransomware. Consumer-grade video-conferencing apps are exposing users to cyberthreats, and false sites promising COVID-19 information are spreading malware. In the UK, cybercrime victims lost over £800,000 to coronavirus scams in February. Sandeep Sengupta, a cybersecurity expert, highlights the lack of preparedness for remote work cybersecurity. He offers advice for employees and employers to protect against cyberattacks, including avoiding random links, using government sites for information, and implementing strong BYOD policies.

5 Videos That’ll Tell You Everything About Coronavirus

20 Mar 2020  |  www.femina.in
Authorities worldwide are using creative videos to spread awareness about Covid-19, including the WHO's informative animation on the virus's origin, Kerala police's handwashing dance video, and Singapore government's humorous video featuring comedian Gurmit Singh. These efforts aim to disseminate vital information engagingly and effectively.

4 Wellness Trends That Are Proving To Be A Rage In 2020

16 Mar 2020  |  femina.in
Wellness trends in 2020 include Blue Mindfulness, which uses water-based activities for tranquility; Dopamine Fasting, which involves abstaining from addictive activities; Cannabis Tea, a non-psychoactive beverage for relieving various conditions; and Ice Baths, used by athletes to reduce inflammation and boost brain and immunity powers. These trends are gaining popularity, with Silicon Valley already embracing Dopamine Fasting and India opening its first cannabis medical clinic in Mumbai.

Complete Low Carb Diet Plan: All You Need To Know

03 Feb 2020  |  www.femina.in
Low carb diets, though not a new phenomenon, have been popularized by celebrities and various diet plans such as Atkins, South Beach, Keto, Dukan, Paleo, and Low Carb Mediterranean. These diets focus on reducing carbohydrate intake to promote weight loss by lowering insulin levels and burning stored fat. Carbohydrates, a major macronutrient, are essential for energy but can be restricted to manage weight. While low carb diets can lead to weight loss, they also pose risks such as fatigue, headaches, constipation, and potential hormonal imbalances. Experts recommend a balanced diet with physical activity for long-term health benefits.

Won't Help Companies Go Public Without Women: Goldman Sachs CEO

27 Jan 2020  |  www.femina.in
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the bank will not assist companies in going public unless they have at least one diverse board member, with a focus on women. Starting July 1 in the US and Europe, the requirement will be one diverse board candidate, moving to two by 2021. Solomon acknowledged the potential loss of business but emphasized the long-term benefits of diversity for shareholder returns. The move, which is seen as a significant step towards addressing gender inequality on corporate boards, has been praised by Corporate America.

Koneru Humpy Is The New Women's World Rapid Chess Champion

30 Dec 2019  |  www.femina.in
Koneru Humpy, India's first woman chess grandmaster, won the women's World Rapid Chess Championship by defeating China's Lei Tingjie. This victory marks her as the first Indian woman to win the world rapid chess title. Humpy's triumph came after a tie-breaking Armageddon match. Despite a sabbatical from 2016 to 2018, she returned to secure podium finishes in recent Grand Prix events. Humpy expressed that this victory is the pinnacle of her career, surpassing her previous junior world champion title.

How You Can Cope With Relationship Anxiety

30 Dec 2019  |  www.femina.in
Relationship anxiety can manifest as persistent worries about the quality or longevity of a relationship, leading to negative emotions and behaviors. Experts suggest keeping communication channels open, staying busy with personal goals, and addressing the root causes of anxiety. Physical expressions of love can also help alleviate feelings of insecurity. Professional help may be necessary for deep-seated issues. The article includes expert opinions and personal anecdotes to provide a comprehensive understanding of coping mechanisms for relationship anxiety.

Meet the first Mumbai woman authorised to drive a BEST bus

18 Dec 2019  |  www.femina.in
Pratiksha Das, a 24-year-old from Mumbai, has become the first woman in the city authorized to drive a BEST bus, aiming to challenge gender norms in a male-dominated field. Despite initial rejections from private training centers due to her gender, she successfully completed her training with BEST and received her license. Das, an avid motorhead and national biking circuit participant, plans to further her skills by learning to drive a Volvo and aspires to become an RTO officer. Her journey highlights the challenges and triumphs of breaking into traditionally male-dominated professions.

Say goodbye to vanilla sex

03 Dec 2019  |  www.femina.in
The article explores ways to enhance sexual experiences by moving beyond routine practices. It emphasizes the importance of understanding one's body, experimenting with different sexual positions, and incorporating sex toys. Communication between partners is highlighted as crucial for a fulfilling sex life. The article also suggests trying period sex and provides various tips to make sex more exciting and emotionally intense.

Latika Nath: Call of the wild

16 Oct 2019  |  www.femina.in
Latika Nath, India's first woman wildlife biologist to work on tigers, has dedicated over 25 years to tiger conservation while also being an avid traveler and photographer. Despite facing gender biases and challenges in her career, she has made significant contributions to wildlife conservation. Nath emphasizes the need for integrating conservation with development projects and improving the implementation of wildlife laws in India. She advocates for protecting existing habitats and fast-tracking legal processes to support conservation efforts.

Sobhita Dhulipala: I am secure as an actor now

30 Sep 2019  |  femina.in
Sobhita Dhulipala discusses her character Tara in 'Made in Heaven', her experience working with women directors, and her desire to explore sports drama. She reflects on the turning point in her career, her nomination at Cannes 2016 for 'Raman Raghav 2.0', and her upcoming projects including 'Body', 'Bard of Blood', and 'Moothon'. Dhulipala emphasizes her focus on authenticity and her confidence in her acting abilities.

Mallika and Bhabatosh Sutar: Nature first

17 Sep 2019  |  femina.in
Artists Mallika and Bhabatosh Sutar live and work in a semi-rural area near Kolkata, embracing a lifestyle that promotes coexistence with nature. Their residence-cum-studio, Chander Haat, serves as a community hub for artists and is designed to be eco-friendly, with ample natural light and no outer walls to foster closeness with neighbors. The couple continues to explore eco-friendly home improvements, including water harvesting and a wooden meditation room.

How these Bollywood stars went for extreme role preparation

01 Aug 2019  |  femina.in
Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Shahid Kapoor have undergone significant physical transformations for their film roles. Dhawan trained extensively for 'Kalank', Khan transformed his physique for 'Ghajini' and 'Dangal', Kapoor bulked up to resemble Sanjay Dutt for 'Sanju', and Shahid Kapoor altered his appearance for 'Kabir Singh'. Their dedication involved intense workouts, strict diets, and in some cases, gaining or losing significant amounts of weight.

Pawan Sharma: Serving the wild

31 Jul 2019  |  www.femina.in
In 2015, Pawan Sharma, founder of Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW), led a challenging mission to rescue an 11-feet-long crocodile in Mumbai. RAWW, established in 2013, focuses on rehabilitating wild animals displaced from their habitats, with a team of 90 volunteers. Sharma, also an Honorary Wildlife Warden with the Maharashtra Forest Department, emphasizes the importance of human-wildlife conflict management and urban wildlife conservation. He advocates for youth empowerment, job creation, and collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations to enhance wildlife and environmental conservation efforts.

How to face awkward questions? Follow these Bolly celebs

29 Jul 2019  |  www.femina.in
Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Katrina Kaif are highlighted for their adept handling of awkward questions during interviews. Their responses, ranging from factual rebuttals to witty comebacks, showcase their poise and charm in the face of potentially uncomfortable situations.

How To Remove Pimples Effectively

29 Nov 2018  |  www.femina.in
Pimples and acne affect a significant portion of the population, with various causes including hormonal fluctuations, stress, and the use of oil-based products. Effective treatment involves understanding the types of pimples, maintaining a proper skincare routine, and possibly using prescribed medications. Home remedies and lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise, can also help manage and reduce pimples. The article emphasizes the importance of consulting dermatologists before using specific treatments and highlights the role of stress and diet in acne development.

Is your partner body-shaming you?

17 Mar 2018  |  www.femina.in
The article discusses the issue of body-shaming within relationships, highlighting the importance of understanding a partner's intentions and addressing the problem. It suggests that body-shaming can stem from ingrained stereotypes and may require direct communication, education, and resistance. If body-shaming persists, it advises seeking professional help and potentially ending the relationship.

Meet Aaliya Sultana Babi, the Jurassic princess

07 Mar 2018  |  www.femina.in
Aaliya Sultana Babi, the titular princess of Balasinor, Gujarat, has played a pivotal role in bringing attention to the Dinosaur Fossil Park in Raiyoli village, known as India's Jurassic Park. Her lineage traces back to Sher Khan Babi, a Nawab under Mughal emperor Humayun. The discovery of dinosaur fossils in the 1980s by the Geological Survey of India put Balasinor on the world map. Sultana Babi, who initially pursued English literature, developed a passion for palaeontology after a trip with international scientists. She has since discovered a 65-million-year-old dinosaur egg and fought for the preservation and promotion of the fossil site. The state tourism department is set to inaugurate a dinosaur museum at the site, which is expected to boost tourism. Sultana Babi also engages in educational activities, coaching students and delivering lectures on tourism and management.

Here's what not to do during sex

18 Feb 2018  |  www.femina.in
The article provides advice on what not to do during sex, emphasizing the importance of avoiding garrulous conversation, body shaming, taking calls, underestimating STD risks, and being too passive. It highlights the significance of maintaining a balance between conversation and silence, respecting your partner's appearance, focusing on the moment, practicing safe sex, and being proactive in seeking pleasure.

How to cope with a partner who likes vanilla sex

31 Jan 2018  |  www.femina.in
The article offers advice on how to cope with a partner who prefers vanilla sex, suggesting ways to encourage sexual experimentation. It recommends discussing sexual fantasies, meeting adventurous couples, understanding the science behind non-vanilla sex's emotional intimacy benefits, role-playing, and engaging in activities to unleash the wild side. The article warns of the potential boredom and increased separation risk associated with sticking strictly to vanilla sex.

Signs you're mistaking lust for love

23 Jan 2018  |  www.femina.in
The article discusses the difficulty in distinguishing between love and lust, providing signs that one may be mistaking lust for love. It suggests that if sex is the primary focus, if there is a lack of interest in truly knowing each other, if there are few commonalities, if one overlooks the other's flaws, and if there is a tendency to prioritize one's own desires, these may be indicators of lust rather than love.

Tips to Stop Premature Greying of Hair

26 Dec 2017  |  femina.in
Premature greying of hair is a common issue that can be addressed with various home remedies. Ingredients like curry leaves, coconut oil, ribbed gourd, olive oil, onion, lemon juice, henna, egg, black seed oil, mustard oil, black tea, amla juice, almond oil, shikakai, rosemary, and sage can be used in different combinations to slow down greying. Factors contributing to premature greying include Vitamin B12 deficiency, hydrogen peroxide production, genetics, lack of nutrition, smoking, and other medical conditions. While greying cannot be reversed, a healthy diet rich in Vitamin B12 and folic acid can help. Stress management through exercise and meditation is also recommended for overall well-being.

After-sex habits good for your love life

11 Oct 2017  |  www.femina.in
Sex leads to greater emotional attachment through the release of 'love hormones' like oxytocin. Cultivating after-sex habits can deepen this bond, such as spooning, sharing innermost thoughts, expressing feelings for each other, snacking, lingering after sex, showering together, and falling asleep in each other's arms. If it's make-up sex, it's also a good time to discuss issues that caused a fight, but gently.

Single habits you need to give up for love

06 Oct 2017  |  www.femina.in
When starting a new relationship after a period of singlehood, certain entrenched habits need to be adjusted. These include prioritizing shared experiences over personal space, reducing solo activities like solo travel and girls' nights out, and being more considerate of your partner's preferences and needs. The article emphasizes the importance of shifting from a 'me' mindset to an 'us' mindset to foster a healthy relationship.

Why too much attachment is bad for love life

14 Feb 2017  |  www.femina.in
Excessive attachment in relationships can be detrimental, leading to anxiety, lack of personal space, jealousy, and unhealthy behaviors like issuing threats or message overload. Relationship experts advise maintaining a balance by giving each other space, managing jealousy, and avoiding constant communication to foster a healthier and stronger relationship.

7 foods for healthy bones

15 Sep 2016  |  www.femina.in
Certain foods, particularly nuts and dates, are recommended for maintaining good bone health due to their rich content of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. These foods can help in preventing diseases like osteoporosis.

Vegetables that help you control blood sugar

06 Aug 2016  |  femina.in
A proper diet is crucial for diabetes management, and non-starchy vegetables like spinach, beans, and broccoli are recommended. Beans are highlighted for their fibre and calcium content. Flaxseeds, a fibre source, can be added to porridge or yoghurt. Dr. Rucha Mehta from Global Hospitals, Mumbai, suggests metabolism-boosting foods like papaya, apples, and nuts, and emphasizes the importance of good fats, advising against cutting out fat completely. Health experts recommend limiting carbs in the Indian diet and replacing refined grains with whole grains such as oatmeal and brown rice.

How to get enough Vitamin D in your daily diet

19 Jul 2016  |  www.femina.in
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in India, affecting 65-70% of the population, including over 80% of pregnant women. Dr. Michael Holick highlights the health risks associated with low Vitamin D levels, while Dr. Hema Divakar notes the trend of Vitamin D supplementation among women. To combat deficiency, the article suggests incorporating Vitamin D-rich foods like fortified cereals, egg yolks, soy milk, and cheese into the daily diet.
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