How to rig elections, Bengal style

How to rig elections, Bengal style

Many summers ago Gopal Krishna Gokhale had said: “What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow.” In those days of civility, Bengal led the way in literature, science, education, social reforms and patriotism. Alas those days have long, long gone. If today there is anything the rest of India can learn from West Bengal is how to rig elections. Rigging elections – from panchayat to Parliament – is part art, part science. A knowledge of social…

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Rescue dog rehab: how hydrotherapy gets them back on their feet, and helps with arthritis, post-op recovery

Rescue dog rehab: how hydrotherapy gets them back on their feet, and helps with arthritis, post-op recovery

Hydrotherapy for dogs allows them to exercise and play without putting any weight on joints. It helps dogs with arthritis or hip dysplasia, and those recovering from hip or spinal surgery, making them stronger and more mobile. Not every dog that takes to the hydrotherapy pool at Heal Animal Wellness and Rehabilitation is a natural or enthusiastic swimmer. But the Hong Kong centre’s owner and lead therapist, Wendy Tan, does her best to make sure…

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How A Healthy Diet Can Help You Stay Sober

How A Healthy Diet Can Help You Stay Sober

With the right fuel, the body has an immense amount of energy and mental clarity, allowing for a person in recovery to face each day in a healthful and mindful way. Everyone knows an addiction to alcohol and drugs can wreak havoc on the mind, body and soul. In most cases, someone who is drinking a lot or taking drugs often is not focused on eating well and making sure their nutrition is on point….

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Make-up artist who feared her severe acne will drive away her boyfriend reveals how her skin improved in just six WEEKS with an over-the-counter serum – and it costs just £12.95

Make-up artist who feared her severe acne will drive away her boyfriend reveals how her skin improved in just six WEEKS with an over-the-counter serum – and it costs just £12.95

A make-up artist with severe acne has revealed how her skin has dramatically improved in just six weeks with the help of an over-the-counter serum. Abbie Bull, 22, of Donnington, Shropshire, has suffered with severe acne for over seven years and at her lowest, she felt so ugly, she worried her boyfriend of five years would leave her. ‘He is very understanding of my insecurities regarding my skin but there were times when I would go…

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How To Smoothly Transition To A Plant-Based Diet

How To Smoothly Transition To A Plant-Based Diet

Plant-based yogurt bowl with fresh cherry and chia seeds. Photo Credit: GettyGetty More and more people are switching to a plant-based diet thanks to its proven health and environmental benefits. In the U.S itself, more than a third of consumers are actively trying to eat more plant-based foods. Moreover, with the help of strong celebrity backing and popular social media campaigns like Meatless Monday, plant-based eating has become the biggest dining trend of 2018. So, what…

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Here’s How Rose Water Can Do Wonders For Your Eyes

Here’s How Rose Water Can Do Wonders For Your Eyes

Rose water is flavoured, aromatic water which is prepared by soaking rose petals into water. It has been one of the most versatile ingredients used in Indian households now. Not only is it immensely soothing on the skin, but also provides our eyes with a lot of benefits. When it comes to eye care, a lot of people bring this wonder potion to their rescue. This is primarily because of its enriching beauty benefitting properties. It…

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Think your salad is healthy? Here’s how hidden calories can affect your diet

Think your salad is healthy? Here’s how hidden calories can affect your diet

People often think of a diet as a specific weight-loss plan, but diet is simply the types and amount of food we eat. Even a salad can go from a diet meal to a full-blown diet disaster, with the additions of toppings like grains, cheese, and dressing. One dietician showed just how hard it can be to tell the difference. Australian dietician Paula Norris recently uploaded a picture of two seemingly identical salads on her…

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How To Make Ubtan At Home For A Flawless Skin?

How To Make Ubtan At Home For A Flawless Skin?

Our grandmothers had a treasure trove of gharelu nuskhe that have been revered for a long time now; majorly because these remedies worked well for curing various skin and health ailments. One of these remedies includes ubtan, an age-old face mask that is generally applied on brides and grooms to look perfect on their big day. This paste is made using turmeric, gram flour (besan), sandalwood powder (chandan), rosewaterand milk. It is believed to provide a flawless skin and glowing…

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