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Ruchika Garg writes on food, health, culture, and lifestyle for the Daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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All you need to know about Royal Jelly

Popularly known as Cleopatra's face pack, Royal Jelly that was earlier used a beauty product has multiple uses. It improves health and fight diseases.

Royal Jelly that boast of multiple health benefits is priced for Rs.15,000-20,000
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 01:40 PM IST

The ways to wellness in 2024

From Vedic ways to AI integration, experts share their predictions of this year’s health and fitness trends

A personalised approach to health and beauty issues will be a popular choice in 2024
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 04:45 PM IST

The traditional winter delicacies of India

From Punjabi Masalewala Gur to Kashmiri Shufta and Chhattisgarhi style Barre Bhaji, here are some recipes one must try this winter season

Rich in nutrients, Punjabi Gur is a traditional delicacy
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 01:17 PM IST

Culinary Crystal Ball: 2024’s Food Trends Revealed

Curious about what will rule the food charts? Industry experts share their forecasts

Solo dining is anticipated to carve a prominent space.
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 12:31 PM IST

Muscle for hustle: Without breaking a sweat

Among other things, 2023 was a year of fitness challenges. While some were inspired by celebs to pump it up, others took up those keeping in with the zeitgeist.

Under the Dubai Fitness Challenge, residents and visitors are challenged to commit to 30 minutes of exercise daily for 30 days in October and November.
Published on Dec 30, 2023 03:30 PM IST

Happy hour: How Indian food and dining shone

From innovations in ingredients to earning accolades —here are all the laurels that 2023 brought to the Indian and Indian- origin international F&B community.

Phirni and kheer made it to a list of their 10 best puddings from across the world, butter chicken tikka was recognized among the world’s highest-rated chicken dishes, and shahi paneer featured on a list of the world’s best cheese dishes.
Published on Dec 29, 2023 01:25 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg

Five destinations for a magical Christmas celebration

Christmas is also synonymous with delectable seasonal treats and traditional dishes. Here are some popular destinations:

Strasbourg, also known as the Christmas capital of France.
Published on Dec 23, 2023 02:41 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg

Perfect treats to make your Christmas merry

Eateries and restaurants across the Capital are incorporating global influences for the festive season, as is evident from their curated menus

Relish duck breast at Guppy.
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 01:12 PM IST
By, Ruchika Garg

A deep dive in the sea of spirituality

We look into the rise of spiritual and self-help literature among young Indians — and how the trend is expected to grow in the coming future

A bestselling author, Sadhvi Vrinda Om has written many books. Her recent one is Bhagavan and Bhakta.
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 01:47 PM IST

Garima Arora wins 2nd Michelin star, tips chef hat to her team

The first Indian female chef to add two Michelins to her cap, Garima Arora credits her team for the win

Representing India’s vibrant culinary scene on an international level, Arora is on a mission to change the narrative.
Published on Dec 20, 2023 03:33 PM IST

Pollution-proof guide to tame the tresses

Experts help decode the link between high AQI and hair health, share ways to help minimise the havoc

High AQI (air quality index) can affect the hair health. A research published in October highlights pollution as a potential trigger for hair loss.
Published on Dec 11, 2023 02:35 PM IST

Don’t leaf it alone!

Winter greens become a staple across kitchens in India. We look at some innovative and regional twists to try

Give a twist to the winter green veggies this year and try unique preparations such as Sarso Ke Saag and Methi Ke Pakode
Published on Dec 11, 2023 01:41 PM IST

Mind Over Meal: The Power of Fasting

Experts say fasting has several health benefits, including weight loss, improved blood sugar control and brain function

A diet rich in fruits is recommended during fasting as this keep the body hydrated.
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 01:42 PM IST

#Gogreen: it’s time to shed the weight

For the festive season, add a touch of green with easy to move, weightless planters. Here are options to add a quirk to your decor

There are not much options available when it comes to high-end planters and Bonasila fills that gap.
Published on Oct 16, 2023 03:20 PM IST

For the sattvik and satiating navratri meal

As the nine-day festival has begun, eateries are sprucing up their menus with culinary creations that cater to those fasting, without compromising on taste

Walnut Peda is an interesting spin to the sweet
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 03:21 PM IST

Conscious kitchens serve food for thought

On World Food Day today, hoteliers and restaurateurs share how they curb food and water wastage using innovative methods

On World Food Day, restaurants share how they save water and food in their kitchens.
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 05:45 PM IST

Sugar, spice and everything nice!

As autumn sets in, restaurant menus are being ruled by green leafy vegetables, seasonal produce and fresh herbs

Methi Chicken, a dish made with green leafy vegetables infused with chicken at Mulk, Mumbai.
Published on Oct 10, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Bean there, love that brew!

Continuing the celebration of International Coffee Day, we look at the most popular trends on the coffee scene in India

Bon-Bon, a coffee treat.
Published on Oct 03, 2023 02:10 PM IST

Delhiites, it’s time to say prost!

Oktoberfest has witnessed rising popularity in India and here's a sneak peek into how Delhi-NCR celebrates it this year

Pretzels with Weizenbock beer at Flow Brew & Dine in Saket
Published on Sep 27, 2023 03:03 PM IST

Mithai gets a guilt-free makeover

Healthier flour alternatives, natural sweeteners and locally sourced ingredients are gaining prominence this festive season

 Hazelnut Besan Laddoo, Badaam Bajra Panjeeri Laddoo, Pista Pumpkin Seed Barfi, Badaam Khajur Barfi at ITC Sheraton New Delhi
Published on Sep 26, 2023 02:33 PM IST

lymphatic drainage massage: Flowing towards wellness

With people waking up to overall well-being, lymphatic drainage massage is all the rage today. We decode its growing popularity

Actor Jennifer Aniston, 54, recently posted a picture on Instagram, wearing compression leggings
Published on Sep 21, 2023 03:51 PM IST

Ganesh Chaturthi special: Indulge in these innovative modak creations

From fusion versions combining traditional ingredients and contemporary flavours to artisanal affairs, feast on modern modaks this Ganesh Chaturthi

Paan Kulkand Modak
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Sidekick to main character: Papad’s cracker evolution

The humble but versatile appetiser is being enlisted by chefs to transform some of your favourite culinary go-tos

Papad Ravioli, a new twist to the Italian pasta by chef Saransh Goila
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 04:11 PM IST

Sizzler and the secret sauce: Make ’em unique

Open-roasted, grilled or shallow fried on a hot metal plate, sizzlers are given a thoughtful spins by chefs and restaurants across India It

Prawn sizzler with garlic sauce. The restaurants are coming up with unique combos to serve the rising demands of sizzlers.
Published on Sep 18, 2023 03:22 PM IST

Last minute DIY decor tips for Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten-day festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha, begins tomorrow. Experts suggest using natural materials, dried flowers, and DIY hacks to decorate homes for the festival.

Flowers can instantly elevate the premises. Use genda balls as mini chandeliers and rose to add fragrance.
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 02:32 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Zen-sational philosophies from japan

When it comes to leading a long, meaningful life, the Japanese lead by example. We explore the principles they live by and how these can be embraced

Forest Bathing is a Japanese concept that helps one connect with the nature and declutter the mind
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 04:51 PM IST

A diet chart for your menstrual phases

Actor Rakul Preet Singh's ‘follicular phase dinner’ has piqued curiosity, experts break down the dietary requirements for each menstrual phase

Actor Rakul Preet Singh follicular phase dinner highlighted the dietary requirements for each menstrual phase
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:00 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg

G20 Summit: Delegates in, Delhiites out!

The upcoming G20 Summit has given residents an extended weekend, with most of the city shut, allowing them to make travel plans to escape restrictions.

 According to the Mathura District Administration, over 80 lakh devotees are expected to attend the Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura,(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 04:58 PM IST

Kidulting is the new adulting, or is it?

Moving away from the hustle culture, a new generation of millennials is returning to mindless, soothing, ‘kids-only’ activities. Here's decoding kidulting.

Kidulting has unlocked both nostalgia and escapement among people (For representational purpose only) (Shutterstock )
Published on Sep 05, 2023 04:51 PM IST

Divine morsels: Kanha’s fest faves

Ahead of Janmashtami, we bring you a low down on the dishes that Lord Krishna relished and their association with places such as Mathura, Vrindavan and Dwarka

Makhan Mishri is believed to be Krishna’s favourite and thus it’s an essential part of his bhog.
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 12:54 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi
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