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8 traditional herbs that work for Gorgeous Hair

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It’s not a secret Indian women have lustrous hair. We can blame genes all we want, but truth is Indian ladies care about their hair a lot. Western women tend to focus on skin as it shows signs of ageing the most, often ignoring their gorgeous locks until they start looking not so good. One of the main secrets of Indian women’s beautiful hair is the use of herbs. They start early in life and make it a part of their regular hair beauty routine. Here are 8 herbs you should use for gorgeous hair. Shikakai Indian women use shikakai regularly to cleanse hair as it is one of the most natural ways to do it without using shampoo. It also doubles as a conditioner, so if you want to take a break from using chemical shampoos, shikakai is your …

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Why you’re never too old to improve your cooking skills!

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this isn’t always true. When it comes to cooking, you are never too late to learn how to cook, or to improve and expand upon your existing knowledge. Beginner cooks Being able to cook is not just about being able to provide healthy and nutritious meals. It’s a hobby and a way to enjoy yourself as well. In the US, between 10% – 17% of people say they cook because they love it, rather than it being a necessity. This should be higher! Cooking has the power to teach you several wonderful soft skills such as multitasking, elements of chemistry and physics, holding responsibility, and timekeeping. It is also known for being relaxing and helping people to switch off and de-stress. Putting time aside each day to be creative …

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Its serious: Covid second wave knocking Bollywood, Kollywood – Katrina Kaif the latest casualty 😷

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Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif on Tuesday informed that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently ‘under home quarantine’. The ‘Namaste London’ star confirmed the news on her Instagram story, adding to a Bollywood covid spree. The same phenomenon is happening in the South, in Tamil Kollywood. “I have tested positive for Covid-19. Have immediately isolated myself and will be under home quarantine. I’m following all safety protocols under the advice of my doctors,” read Katrina’s statement. “Requesting everyone who came in contact with me to get tested immediately too. Grateful for all your love & support.”Urging fans to be safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, the ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye’ star added, “Please stay safe and take care.” Bollywood covid victims Kartina is the latest Bollywood celebrity to be diagnosed with COVID-19 after Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, …

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Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan will do a remake of The Intern 🤩

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We don’t have much to go on, to be honest. Just an instagram post that Deepika dropped 46 minutes ago. A quick scan of other news outlets confirms this: Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan – the unofficial King and Queen of Bollywood, will star in a proven film together again. What she said: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) What an absolute honour to be collaborating with one of my most special co-star again!💛 Welcoming @amitabhbachchan to the Indian adaptation of #TheIntern. Produced By:@_kaproductions@athenaenm@warnerbrosindia Co-Produced By:@pictureschrome Directed By:@iamitrsharma Written By:@akshatghildial@meetmshah Check in the comments – her husband Ranveer Singh was the first to get on the sheet. No pressure there 😂 https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/amitabh-bachchan-to-replace-late-rishi-kapoor-in-the-intern-remake-deepika-padukone-announces-see-first-poster-101617618612663-amp.html Deepika Padukone announced as Levi’s global brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan hits the gym with his grandson, calls him his ‘inspiration’ To remind us why this …

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Lord Ayyappan – and the original Tiger’s Milk story

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Lord Ayyappan (Ayyappa, Ayappa), is a Hindu god worshiped mainly in Kerala and parts of South India. He has become more popular since medieval times and therefore does not appear in the most well-known puranas. He is the god of Dharma, truth, discipline and celibacy and the representation of yoga. Why Ayyappan Is Called Manikandan Ayyappan is also known as “Manikandan” because his divine parents tied a golden bell (mani) around his neck (kandan) soon after his birth. Therefore when Shiva and Mohini abandoned the baby on the banks of the Pampa river, it was easy for King Rajashekhara to find him. He was the childless monarch of Pandalam who accepted him as a divine gift and adopted him as his own son. Why the Gods Created Ayyappan The Devas had combined their powers to create Durga who is well-known …

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Hindus tell Alabamans not to be scared of yoga – most yoga enthusiasts in US are non-Hindus – 😂

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Overwhelming majority of yoga instructors and practitioners in USA and Alabama were non-Hindus and they usually stayed non-Hindus sticking to their own respective faith traditions even after years of yoga practice; Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated after an Alabama yoga bill that would allow yoga in public schools ran into a roadblock on March 31.  Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Alabama state senators to show maturity, wake-up to the needs of Alabama’s pupils and support introduction of multi-beneficial yoga in public schools ((banned since 1993).  Many Alabama public universities and city governments had already offered yoga and many Alabama churches had hosted yoga classes; reports suggest. Yoga was urgently needed to be incorporated in the lives of Alabama’s public-school students; Rajan Zed noted.  Read: Alabama bans yoga – worried that millions will convert to Hinduism… Zed …

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WATCH: The Tamil protest song ‘Enjoy Enjaami’ that’s lighting the world up with 100m views

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‘Enjoy Enjaami’ tells the story of exploited tea plantation labour and was an immediate hit, with cross-cultural appeal in India and the diaspora. The hit, written by Arivu with the stunning Tamil vocals of Dhee, is as much a serious protest piece as it is about killer dance beats. The song is clear about the link of the people with the land, and how they built so much infrastructure in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius (and South Africa) and then we’re sent back to the cities without benefitting from any of the land they worked on. The video and music have their fair share of African influences, but the rap is not out of place. Rap was always the musical voice of the oppressed, poor and disenfranchised. “If rap is about story-telling, my grandmother is the world’s best story-teller,” says …

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Alabama has a ban on yoga and saying “Namaste” – worried that millions will convert to Hinduism…🤦🏽‍♂️

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The US state of Alabama has blocked a yoga bill that would have lifted a decades-old ban on the ancient Indian practice of physical yoga in public schools. This is after objections from conservative groups who feared that followers of Hinduism might start conversion amongst kids doing yoga. We wish this was an April Fool’s joke, but we respect the official window for news pranks, and a prank it ain’t. The Alabama Board of Education in 1993 had voted to prohibit yoga, along with hypnosis and meditation in public schools in the southeastern state. Last year in March, the Alabama House of Representatives voted 84-17 to pass the “Yoga Bill” which was moved by state legislator Jeremy Gray from the Democratic Party. The bill was then moved to the state Senate for approval, paving the way for it to become …

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Too much sugar early in life can cause memory health issues later

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A new research has shown how drinking sugary beverages early in life may lead to impaired memory in adulthood.The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Translational Psychiatry’. The study is the first to show how a specific change to the gut microbiome — the bacteria and other microorganisms growing in the stomach and intestines — can alter the function of a particular region of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sugar-sweetened beverages are a leading source of decreased sugar health in Americans’ diets. Nearly two-thirds of young people in the United States consume at least one sugary drink each day. Neuroscientist Scott Kanoski, associate professor of biological sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, has studied the link between diet and brain function for years. His research has …

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Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak: the UK’s leaders of Indian-African origin 🇮🇳🇺🇬🇬🇧

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While the world focuses on Kamala Harris of Jamaican-Indian heritage, the UK has been under the capable leadership of a team of Indian-origin leaders. They two most prominent members of cabinet, Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak, have another thing in common: their families came to the UK via East Africa. In 2019 Boris Johnson was under pressure as the Brexit debacle raged on, with his opponents attempting every trick to overturn the will of the majority. He called for and won the election with a final clear mandate, and brought on board players who would deliver what had been set out. Priti Patel He appointed Indian-origin Priti Patel, who was the key face of the ‘Vote Leave Campaign’, as the home secretary. “I am deeply honoured to be appointed as Home Secretary by our new Prime Minister @borisjohnson. Looking forward …

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