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Prashasti Satyanand Shetty

  • At Rs2,000 a kg, Ajwa dates the most expensive

    In the month of Ramzan, dry fruit markets get flooded with a variety of dates from Iraq, Iran Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Tunisia, Israel and Algeria. But the Ajwa dates from Saudi Arabia rule the roost. Dates are used by Muslims to break fast during this holy month. With its prices hovering around Rs2,...

    Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 7:20am
  • Retailers cash in on artificial crisis of onion

    Retail stores in the city, it seems, are coming up with new ways to make big money. They are creating a shortage scenario claiming decrease in supply of onion despite the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Vashi having ample supply of the staple vegetable. Traders say there is enough...

    Saturday, 21 June 2014 - 6:55am
  • Mumbai NGO takes up cause for police department

    Navi Mumbai-based non governmental organisation, Humanity First Foundation, will be organising an event on May 31 at Marathi Sahitya Sanskruti Kala Mandir in Vashi's sector 6. The agenda of the event is to launch their project, Udaan. It will be a cultural show and the NGO will be enlightening the...

    Friday, 30 May 2014 - 5:24am
  • All India Basketball Tournament to start from April 12

    This is the second consecutive year that Fr Agnel Multipurpose School will be organizing the Kaustubh Memorial All India Basketball Tournament, in the memory of late Kaustubh Shetye, a talented basketball player, who had represented the state in 10 national tournaments. The matches are scheduled...

    Sunday, 23 March 2014 - 2:06am
  • Customising helmets: Prevention is better than cure

    Prevention is better than cure and a helmet is just the perfect example. The thought of a bike ride and helmet becomes mandatory, but despite being a protective gear, it can also be used as an accessory to style your ride. People who are bored of the plain jane black skull protector and want to...

    Thursday, 20 March 2014 - 7:00am
  • Rink football tourny a hit among Navi Mumbaikars

    Football is a game of the enthusiastic. With many sport lovers and aspiring players, Navi Mumbai has developed a strong sporting culture. To this phenomenon, Khalsa Football Club from CBD-Belapur was no exception. Being ardent fans of the sport, the local club members were zealous to organise a...

    Monday, 17 March 2014 - 9:38pm
  • Mixing of traditional and contemporary beliefs

    Holi the festival of colours, marks the beginning of spring. Also the significance of burning the bonfire (Holika) is to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Over the years the meaning of this festival has slowly changed in cosmopolitan cities. Owing it all to the diverse culture and traditions...

    Tuesday, 18 March 2014 - 5:00am
  • Time to gulp a glass of Gin n Tonic

    At the onset of summer, what is the most ideal drink to have? What is that is soothing and refreshing? The era of having rum is long gone and beer is way too mainstream. Well, gin and tonic is the solution. Not many would know, back in the day, gin used to be the preferred drink during summers. The...

    Sunday, 16 March 2014 - 9:00am
  • Here's you calling for whole grains

    All that it takes to be healthy is to develop that very thought into a practice. To stay healthy you do not necessarily have to add fancy names to your grocery shopping list. Smart substituting in your monthly ration would be an appropriate choice. There are little things one tends to over look,...

    Friday, 14 March 2014 - 2:12am
  • 5-10 servings of fruits a day keeps the diseases at bay

    Going back in time of stone age, food meant gift from trees. The diet mainly consisted of fruits, before fire was discovered and the practice of cooking came into play. Fruits are rich in fibre and a high dose of fruits is always welcomed by the body. It's the healthiest snack for growling tummies...

    Thursday, 13 March 2014 - 12:59pm

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