After the inception of the Charcoal food trend in the last few years, most chefs seem to be extensively using activated charcoal in their menus these days. If you have seen black burger buns, appam or ice cream and wondered what it is, then let me tell you, it’s just your everyday food that is pigmented due to the addition of activated charcoal powder.
Activated charcoal is nothing but a by-product of burning wood, coconut shells or bamboos. Its when activates when the organic matter is exposed to a high temperature and in the process turns black in color. It is quite different from consuming burnt or charred food. So, you are safe. Activated charcoal is used as a coloring agent to give an extra edge to your regular meal. Its imparts an earthy, slightly smoky taste to your food. Having said that, even though it removes toxins from the body, having too much of it is not good for the body.
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I had moved out of my hometown of Kolkata during my college days and once I graduated, I went on to live in Bangalore city due to my work. Even though I visit my family in Kolkata every year, I must admit, there are certain things about the city that I dearly miss. Here is why I miss Kolkata: The City of Joy while living far away from it. It’s my list of things that I believe many others like me miss about Kolkata too.
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Often when you are planning your holiday in India, the first thing that you want to check off your travel bucket list is visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Taj Mahal. But what next? Everybody wants to make the most out of their trips and would like to experience a place from a local’s point of view.
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On this day when the entire city is rejoicing Eid-ul-Fitar with friends and family, I am sharing a few photos from my recent food walk on the fuming streets of Fraser Town in the form of a photo blog.
Fraser Town, for those who are not familiar with, is one of the hot spots in Bangalore, famous for its huge spread of Iftari food during the holy month of Ramzan. People from all around the city irrespective of their caste, will come here for some delicious food, great Suleimani chai and some good old adda. (Bengali’s version of a gathering to usually chit chat).
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Recently I shared my experience of an amazing road trip to Masinagudi, through the scenic forest areas of Bandipur and Mudumalai, during which we spent a night at the Forest Hills Farm and Guest House before coming back to Bangalore. This is one such place where you would be happy to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with nature.
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I have been craving a weekend getaway for a while now and when talks of a trip to Masinagudi was brewing, I knew that I had to go.
Deriving its name from the famous Masani Ammam temple located in the hilly terrains of the city, Masinagudi is a small hill station in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu and one of the five regions in Mudumalai National Park. Due to its proximity to Ooty (roughly 30 km), Masinagudi is widely visited by tourists of all kinds.
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The Bengali New Year or Poila Baisakh is the first day of the Bengali Calendar, celebrated with processions, fairs, family time, and lots of sweet. It’s celebrated on 14th April in West Bengal, India and as a National holiday in Bangladesh.
Traditional Bengali New Year celebrations include wearing new clothes, sharing sweets and pleasantries with friends and family, touching feet of elders to seek blessings for the upcoming year and go with parents to do “haal khata”.
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If you are looking for a chic or casual fun-day out theme for your pre-wedding photoshoot, then I think I have found out a perfect place to shoot at. With a little imagination and effort, you can turn your dream photoshoot amazing.
On my recent trip to Wonderla Amusement park in Bangalore, I realized that there are many spots within the park, which can be ideal for a casual pre-wedding photoshoot.
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If you have only a weekend to make your dream Goa trip come true then you are at the right place. I agree, that 2 days is too less to explore a place but spending 2 days in any of your dream locations will go a long way in making your boring daily life seem not so boring after all. What I am trying to say is instead of waiting for our annual vacation, we can go on small-small breaks in the long weekends to enjoy (or appreciate) our life a little more.
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Hi Friends, I am writing this after an exciting day at the 12th edition of the biennial Aero India 2019 show held at Yelahanka Air force station in Bangalore, India. The Indian Air Force, Defence Ministry of India, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and other such organisations join hands to organize the Aero India show, making it Asia’s largest air show. This five day event starting from February 20 came to an end yesterday (February 24) on a high note.
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