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How to self-publish an e-book

Self-publishing is no longer the taboo it once was. It's a viable and respected way to get your work out there. It's an opportunity to share your work with the world, without the need for a traditional publisher. Here are tips to self-publish your e-book.

Self-publishing an e-book can be a dream come true for many aspiring authors. (Pexels)
Self-publishing an e-book can be a dream come true for many aspiring authors. (Pexels)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 09:09 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

From Ikigai to Wabi-Sabi: 10 Japanese concepts that can transform your life

From Ikigai to Wabi-Sabi, many Japanese principles have been passed down through generations that can help us navigate the complexities of modern life

Finding your Ikigai can help you discover your passions, values, and talents, and align them with what the world needs.(Pexels)
Finding your Ikigai can help you discover your passions, values, and talents, and align them with what the world needs.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 05:25 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

5 deliciously healthy bread pakoda recipes to enjoy guilt-free

Are you craving for something delicious and satisfying but don't want to feel guilty afterwards? Look no further! These healthy bread pakoda recipes are the perfect solution.

5 deliciously healthy bread pakoda recipes to enjoy guilt-free(Pinterest)
5 deliciously healthy bread pakoda recipes to enjoy guilt-free(Pinterest)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 03:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Akanksha Agnihotri, Delhi

Healthy vs unhealthy sibling rivalry and how parents can manage it

While some level of competition is normal between siblings and can be beneficial for children's development, excessive rivalry can have negative consequences on their mental and emotional well-being

Unhealthy sibling rivalry is characterized by constant fighting, verbal or physical abuse, and can lead to feelings of resentment and jealousy(Pexels)
Unhealthy sibling rivalry is characterized by constant fighting, verbal or physical abuse, and can lead to feelings of resentment and jealousy(Pexels)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 05:37 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal, New Delhi

The benefits of using a standing desk for promoting a healthy brain function

As we spend more and more time sitting in front of computers, and other electronic devices, the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle on our physical and mental health have become increasingly clear. However, there is a simple solution to combat these negative effects, using a standing desk

By allowing us to switch between the two positions throughout the day, standing desks can promote healthy brain function.(Pexels)
By allowing us to switch between the two positions throughout the day, standing desks can promote healthy brain function.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 04:05 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

A step-by-step guide to make delicious no-oil pakoras at home this winter

No-oil pakoras are a great way to enjoy a tasty snack without worrying about unhealthy fats. They are quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed by everyone. Here is a step-by-step process to make yummy and healthy pakoras at home.

One of the most popular winter snacks is pakoras, a type of fritter made with vegetables and spices. (Shutterstock)
One of the most popular winter snacks is pakoras, a type of fritter made with vegetables and spices. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 03:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Akanksha Agnihotri, Delhi

Matar paneer for the soul: Here's how you can make it at home

Fresh green peas are one of the highlights of the winter season. as we relish the last few days of winter for this year, let's have a look at how to prepare Matar paneer at home with Indian spices and fresh vegetables.

Matar paneer for the soul: Here's how you can make it at home(Unsplash)
Matar paneer for the soul: Here's how you can make it at home(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 11:00 AM IST
By | Edited by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Street food recipe: Tips and tricks to make the perfect aloo tikki

Relish it as a chatpati chaat, enjoy it as a crunchy patty in your burger or just have it with a pinch of chaat masala with a piping hot cup of tea, aloo tikki manages to work magic almost everytime.

Aloo Tikki(The Resort)
Aloo Tikki(The Resort)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 09:00 PM IST
By | Edited by Parmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Make winter evenings better with homemade samosas: Here's how you can make them

With the winter almost coming to a close for tis year, we still have a few evenings left to relish steaming cup of tea and samosas as a side snack. here's how to prepare them at home.

Make winter evenings better with homemade samosas: Here's how you can make them
Make winter evenings better with homemade samosas: Here's how you can make them
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 02:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Travelling to the Maldives? Explore these best beaches in the island nation

The Maldives is a must-visit destination for beach lovers. With its stunning white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, the island nation offers a perfect getaway for anyone looking to relax and soak up the sun. Check out our list of best beaches in the Maldives inside.

Exploring the Best Beaches in the Maldives. (Pexels)
Exploring the Best Beaches in the Maldives. (Pexels)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 10:16 AM IST
By | Edited by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

How to make the perfect aloo paratha in 4 simple steps

Making aloo paratha may not seem that difficult, but knowing the exact steps may help you make a perfect and tasty one.

Aloo paratha(Chef Kunal Kapur)
Aloo paratha(Chef Kunal Kapur)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 08:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Parmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Start your day right with a bowl of Kanda Poha: Recipe inside

Kanda Poha is a light, nutritious and wholesome snack that is made with flattened rice, onion, potatoes, spices and herbs. The dish is usually served with a side of chutney or pickle. The dish is also known as Kanda Batata Poha, which literally translates to ‘onion and potato flattened rice’.

Start your day right with a bowl of Kanda Poha: Recipe inside(Unsplash)
Start your day right with a bowl of Kanda Poha: Recipe inside(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 02:34 PM IST
By | Edited by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

The power of gratitude: How to practice thankfulness in your life

Gratitude allows us to shift our focus from what we lack to what we have, and it helps us to appreciate the present moment. Gratitude is an emotion that involves being thankful and appreciative of the good things in life

Gratitude is an emotion that involves being thankful and appreciative of the good things in life.(Pexels)
Gratitude is an emotion that involves being thankful and appreciative of the good things in life.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 06:28 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Tips and tricks to make soft rasgullas at home; check out step-by-step recipe

Making rasgullas at home is not as hard as it seems. With a few simple ingredients and a bit of patience, you can make delicious rasgullas at home.

Tips and tricks to make soft rasgullas at home; check out step-by-step recipe(Pinterest)
Tips and tricks to make soft rasgullas at home; check out step-by-step recipe(Pinterest)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 06:20 PM IST
By | Edited by Parmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Exam tips: Daily routine to reduce stress and increase focus for students

Having a daily routine for exams is important for students for several reasons. It helps students stay organized and on track with their studies, which can reduce stress and increase focus

Before you start studying, it is important to take a few minutes before beginning your studies to plan out your day and make a to-do list of all the things you need to accomplish, including studying, exercising, and any other responsibilities.(Pexels)
Before you start studying, it is important to take a few minutes before beginning your studies to plan out your day and make a to-do list of all the things you need to accomplish, including studying, exercising, and any other responsibilities.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 05:59 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Basant Panchami 2023: Date, history, significance, puja timings, celebrations

Basant Panchami 2023: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance, puja timings and celebrations of the Hindu festival of Basant Panchami in India

Basant Panchami 2023: Date, history, significance, puja timings, celebrations in India (Photo by Twitter/IAshishGBN)
Basant Panchami 2023: Date, history, significance, puja timings, celebrations in India (Photo by Twitter/IAshishGBN)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 08:14 AM IST
By | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

When in US, go for a walk on the beach: Here's a guide to the best beaches

When in United States, a walk on the beach, or a run along the sandy beaches to go for a dip in the ocean, is a must in the itinerary. If you are looking for a beach vacation in the US, here is a guide to the best beaches in the country.

When in US, go for a walk on the beach: Here's a guide to the best beaches(Unsplash)
When in US, go for a walk on the beach: Here's a guide to the best beaches(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 02:48 PM IST
By | Edited by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Taste the local platter in Ooty: An insider's guide

From traditional Coorgi dishes like pandi curry and akki roti to Tamil specialties like idli and dosa, there’s something for everyone.

Taste the local platter in Ooty: An insider's guide(Unsplash)
Taste the local platter in Ooty: An insider's guide(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 01:33 PM IST
By | Edited by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

National Tourism Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration in India

National Tourism Day 2023: Here's all you need to know about the date when National Tourism Day is celebrated in India, its history, significance and celebration

National Tourism Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration in India (Photo by Paras Upadhyay on Pexels)
National Tourism Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration in India (Photo by Paras Upadhyay on Pexels)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 01:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Financial requirements for Indian citizens travelling to Paris

Here is a guide for Indian travellers to plan their finances, for a memorable and hassle-free Paris trip.

Before you can start planning your trip to this beautiful city, it is important to consider the financial requirements for Indian citizens travelling to Paris.(Djamel Ramdani)
Before you can start planning your trip to this beautiful city, it is important to consider the financial requirements for Indian citizens travelling to Paris.(Djamel Ramdani)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 02:43 PM IST

Signs you have a fixed mindset; how to change it to a growth mindset

A fixed mindset is the belief that our abilities and characteristics are predetermined and cannot be changed. However, it is possible to shift towards a growth mindset, which holds the belief that we can continually learn and improve through effort and dedication

A growth mindset is a belief that abilities and characteristics can be developed through dedication and hard work.(Pexels)
A growth mindset is a belief that abilities and characteristics can be developed through dedication and hard work.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 05:52 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

Tips for maintaining a healthy work-life balance

Achieving a balance between work and life can have many benefits including improved mental and physical health, better relationships, and increased job satisfaction

It is important to find a balance that works for you as an individual, and that may involve making adjustments to your work schedule or finding ways to reduce stress.(Pexels)
It is important to find a balance that works for you as an individual, and that may involve making adjustments to your work schedule or finding ways to reduce stress.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 03:06 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

Heading to Paris? Here's what Indian citizens need to know about language

If you are planning a trip to Paris then it's important to be aware of the languages spoken in Paris, as well as the cultural customs of the city. By following these tips, Indian citizens can ensure that their trip to Paris is a successful one.

The official language of France is French, and as such, it is the language most commonly spoken in Paris. (Unsplash)
The official language of France is French, and as such, it is the language most commonly spoken in Paris. (Unsplash)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 02:44 PM IST
By | Edited by Akanksha Agnihotri, Delhi

Unsustainable hair accessories you should stop using and their alternatives

Many hair accessories contain chemicals that can be harmful to the environment, and some are produced using unsustainable methods

Instead of using unsustainable and expensive accessories, adorn your beautiful locks with flowers because you can never go wrong with flowers and they are both environmentally friendly and affordable(Pexels)
Instead of using unsustainable and expensive accessories, adorn your beautiful locks with flowers because you can never go wrong with flowers and they are both environmentally friendly and affordable(Pexels)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 06:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

Making to-do lists but not completing them? How to make one that works

Using to-do lists can make you more productive, by allowing you to focus on what's most important while keeping an overview of everything that needs to be done

To-do lists are an important tool for staying organised and managing your time effectively(Pexels)
To-do lists are an important tool for staying organised and managing your time effectively(Pexels)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 06:34 PM IST

A walk through the cultural and historical sites of US

The Statue of Liberty is perhaps the most iconic of all the US's cultural and historical sites. Located in New York City, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the US in 1886.

A walk through the cultural and historical sites of US
A walk through the cultural and historical sites of US
Published on Jan 21, 2023 03:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti: 8 inspiring quotes by Netaji on birth anniversary

The 126th birth anniversary of India's iconic freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose is just around the corner. Ahead of Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti and Republic Day 2023, here are 8 inspiring quotes by Netaji to fill you with patriotic spirit

Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2023: 8 inspiring quotes by Netaji on his 126th birth anniversary (Photo by Nyksindia on Twitter)
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2023: 8 inspiring quotes by Netaji on his 126th birth anniversary (Photo by Nyksindia on Twitter)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 03:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

List of accommodations to look for in Ooty: A tourist's guide

We have prepared a list of accommodation options for you so that you can choose where to stay when you visit Ooty for a thrilling hill station experience.

List of accommodations to look for in Ooty: A tourist's guide(Instagram/@brav0juliett)
List of accommodations to look for in Ooty: A tourist's guide(Instagram/@brav0juliett)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 02:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

How to repair heat-damaged hair

Heat-damaged hair can be caused by using styling tools such as hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons, as well as chemical treatments like colouring and bleaching.

Heat-damaged hair can be caused by using styling tools such as hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons, as well as chemical treatments like coloring and bleaching(Pexels)
Heat-damaged hair can be caused by using styling tools such as hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons, as well as chemical treatments like coloring and bleaching(Pexels)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 05:27 PM IST
By | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

Paris travel guide: Safety requirements for Indian citizens travelling to Paris

Check out some important safety requirements for Indian citizens for a safe and enjoyable Paris trip.

Safety requirements for Indian citizens travelling to Paris are essential for a safe and enjoyable trip.(Unsplash)
Safety requirements for Indian citizens travelling to Paris are essential for a safe and enjoyable trip.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 05:23 PM IST
By | Edited by Akanksha Agnihotri, Delhi
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