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Natural hair oil (home -made)

The Hindu Metroplus , Tress factor A school carnival  that we visited a few days before Diwali sported many stalls which sold a varied mix of items ranging from clothing ,food,herbal products etc. A stall that garnered a fair bit of interest was the one that contained bottles of hair oil ,made at home by […]

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Pongalo Pongal ! The harvest festival

Simplicity Coimbatore , Pongal celebrations A harvest festival is the time to celebrate that which the earth bestows upon us.It is of great significance in the South of India particularly because we are blessed with an abundance of sunshine throughout the year. Adding to that fact is that the people of Coimbatore largely stem from […]

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Coriander in your diet

Simplicity Coimbatore , Coriander not to be taken lightly   We are often advised to include a variety of greens in our daily diet.How many of us actually pay attention to the many herbs that are on our plates every day ?! Let’s take the coriander leaves for instance…they are used as a garnish , […]

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Chettinad Diaries

The Hindu Metroplus , Chettinad Diaries   1.Weaver’s colony What was once a thriving colony of over 2000 weaver families has dwindled greatly and is now reduced to a mere handful who work at the hand operated looms.Chettinad cotton sarees are much loved for their vibrant colours and traditional patterns.The proprietors at both Senthil Kumar […]

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Sandhaghai dinners (idiappam variations)

The Hindu Metroplus , All steamed up   One of our all time favourite dinners growing up was undoubtedly the sandhagai. I’m not sure if my mother was aware of this but this simple dinner never ceased to fascinate me no matter how many times it was served during the course of my childhood.The reason […]

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Ravuthar recipes- Cookbook by Hazeena Seyad

The Hindu Metroplus , Ravuthar recipes – Hazeena Seyad   Picture courtesy :Rock Paper Scissors Studio A dish that is a huge favourite at home is undoubtedly the Kari Katti Kola urandai. To see it featured on the cover of a cookbook against a striking turquoise blue background, titled “Ravuthar Recipes” caught my attention instantly. […]

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Deepavali (Diwali) gift hamper options 2017

The Hindu Metroplus , The gifts you bear Deepavali,the festival of lights is celebrated with such joy and togetherness. It is a time of the year when families take time out of their daily routine to visit loved ones bearing special gifts. Festival gifts can vary from traditional home made sweets to carefully chosen exotic […]

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Thamboolam Bags (Navaratri)

The hindu Metroplus , Manjapai makeover The nine days of Dussera festivities include celebrations of such varied nature from simple pujas at home, to elaborate homams , dandiya nights , eye catching kolus made up of beautifully painted wooden bommais ,bhajans, music and so much more. Over the years we have been invited to homes […]

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Moringa flowers

Hindu metro plus , Saying it with moringa flowers   The lunch menu at home went something like this murungakkai sambhar , sundakkai poriyal and murungapoo varuval. Left to me I would have loved to add a murungakeerai cutlet along with it but fearing protests from my offspring’ decided to save that for another day […]

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Natural Bath and beauty products made in Coimbatore

Hindu metro plus , Safe and skin deep How often have we just closed our eyes and inhaled in an aroma that soothed our senses or caught a whiff of someone’s perfume that made us smile ! I don’t know about you but I find that natural fragrances ,be they vetiver, citrus, sandal or cinnamon […]

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