THE BEST WEDDING DRESSES TO DANCE IN!

Show off those dancing shoes in one of these chic styles…

 

Wedding dresses to dance in: Jumpsuits, trouser suits, loose fitting gowns or tea-length dresses; if you love to dance, opt for a bridal style that will allow you to do so without holding you back. You could even change into a second, more relaxed dress for your evening reception and hit the dance floor to shake your tail feather in style! Either way, it is important to take into consideration how long you will be wearing your dress and how comfortable you feel in it. If comfortability and your ability to dance is directing you with your dream dress it may be a good idea to let your boutique know before you go for your first trying on session! That way they can suggest further styles that will not only look stunning but provide the support and movement you need.

 

 

Tea Length Kelsey Rose v neck gown with an illusion bodice. This dress features a detailed lace overlay that will look oh so elegant when you twirl on the dance floor!

LOVE to dance? Opt for a bridal style that will allow you to do so without holding you back. Be sure to try these stunning wedding dresses to dance in!

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Cap sleeves and an illusion neckline provide a pretty contrast to the satin finish tea dress. This dress is the perfect balance in support and style on the dance floor and provides subtle details for an unfussy bridal look with a satin bow belt and lace hem finish.

LOVE to dance? Opt for a bridal style that will allow you to do so without holding you back. Be sure to try these stunning wedding dresses to dance in!

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LOVE to dance? Opt for a bridal style that will allow you to do so without holding you back. Be sure to try these stunning wedding dresses to dance in!

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Shear petal-esque skirt and floaty sleeves with applique floral top and vintage high neck.

LOVE to dance? Opt for a bridal style that will allow you to do so without holding you back. Be sure to try these stunning wedding dresses to dance in!

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True Bride have reinvented the short skirt wedding dress with the most subtle waterfall skirt which gently bells out from it’s embellished belted waistline, supporting sweetheart bodice and similarly embellished illusion sleeves.

LOVE to dance? Opt for a bridal style that will allow you to do so without holding you back. Be sure to try these stunning wedding dresses to dance in!

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Sassi Holford have similarly created their version of the graduating waterfall skirt with a slightly looser rippling effect material that flows from a structured applique sleeveless bodice.

LOVE to dance? Opt for a bridal style that will allow you to do so without holding you back. Be sure to try these stunning wedding dresses to dance in!

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Rita Mae thrives on a retro vintage look and traditional layered tea length skirt finished with a subtle lace overlay. The slight v neck shape and delicate straps offer a tasteful and sexy shape for the younger and older bride. This style deserves to be paired with a pair of fun peep toe court shoes.

LOVE to dance? Opt for a bridal style that will allow you to do so without holding you back. Be sure to try these stunning wedding dresses to dance in!

9 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Mumbai

Vegetarianism has become the new mantra for a healthy lifestyle. With the changing dynamics, our palates have evolved and we’ve always looking out for something interesting and unique. Chefs are now experimenting and using their creativity to woo their vegetarian customers. So, if you have ever thought that there are very few vegetarian options on the menu, you’ll be surprised. Aamchi Mumbai has a treasure trove of vegetarian restaurants that serve international and regional dishes using a variety of cooking styles and exotic ingredients. Here’s a list of the 10 best vegetarian restaurants in Mumbai.

9 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Mumbai

1. Burma Burma

 

This restaurant calls out to all Burmese food lovers. Burma Burma is known for its authentic vegetarian food from the region that’s to die for. They’ll often use ingredients that you may have never had before. Don’t leave without trying their Khau Suey, Red Chilli Noodles, Manadalay Meeshay and Chocolate Hazelnut Dome.

 

Where: Kothari House, Allana Centre Lane, MG Road, Behind Mumbai University, Fort, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 1500 (approximately)
Contact: 022 61054592

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2. Tuskers

 

If you want a fine dining experience, Tuskers is your perfect bet. Serving authentic Gujarati and Rajasthani dishes, this restaurant is bound to make you fall in love. The menu has an array of regional dishes ranging from Gatte ki Sabzi, Dal Ka Halwa to desserts like Paan Kulfi along with a lavish Gujarati Thali.

 

Where: Sofitel Hotel, C 57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 3000 (approximately)
Contact: 022 61175000

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3. Soam

 

If you want to have the most authentic Gujarati food in Mumbai, Soam is the best deal. A simple and not-so-fancy restaurant, Soam boasts of its regional specialities that include Moong Dal Khichu, Farsan Platter, Jowar Pita Pockets, special Gujarati thali and desserts like Malpua. If you haven’t been here already, it’s time you visit it now.

 

Where: Ground Floor, Sadguru Sadan, Opposite Babulnath Temple, Chowpatty, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 700 (approximately)
Contact: 022 23698080

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4. Revival

 

Revival’s simple yet aesthetic ambience is bound to make you fall in love with the place. The food served here only adds to the fun. It boasts of a menu full of North Indian food, especially Rajasthani delicacies served with a twist like Bhindi Rajasthani, Paneeralay, Makai Malai Seekh and Barabanki Kofta.

 

Where: 39-B, Chowpatty Seaface, Chowpatty, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 900 (approximately)
Contact: 022 2369699

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5. Shri Thaker Bhojnalay

 

As the name suggests, Shri Thaker Bhojnalay is an authentic Gujarati restaurant that serves the best dishes from the state. You shouldn’t miss out on their refreshing Aamras, tangy Mango Kadhi, delicious Puran Poli and the wholesome Gujarati Thali.

 

Where: 31, Dadisheth Agyari Lane, Off Kalbadevi Road, Kalbadevi, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 1000 (approximately)
Contact: 022 22069916

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6. Aaswad

 

If you are looking for a typical Maharashtrian experience, then Aaswad does the job for you. Although it also serves South Indian and street food, but it is majorly known for Maharashtrian delicacies. It serves some of the best varieties of Misal Pav, Kothimbir Vadi, Thalipeeth, Sabudana Khichdi, and Patal Bhaji.

 

Where: LJ Road, Shivaji Park, Gadkari Chowk, Dadar Shivaji Park, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 200 (approximately)
Contact: 022 24451871

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7. Gonguura

 

If you are a South Indian food lover, Gonguura is the place to be. It serves the best Andhra dishes. This quaint little restaurant has some amazing Pesarattu Dosas, Onion Uttapams, Andhra Meals, Gonguura Pickles and Mirapakaya Bajjis.

 

Where: 5/6, Juhu Ekta Co-operative Housing Society, Juhu Versova Link Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 700 (approximately)
Contact: 8828070480

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8. SpiceKlub

 

SpiceKlub is known for presenting famous North Indian dishes in a unique way with a touch of molecular gastronomy like the Pav Bhaji Fondue, Paneer Cigar Roll and the Cheesy Garlic Naan.

 

Where: 8A, Janta Industrial Estate, Opposite Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 1500 (approximately)
Contact: 022 46104610

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9. Ovenfresh

 

Ovenfresh serves a mix of Italian, Mexican and Mediterranean dishes that are definitely worth a try. The menu boasts of an interesting mix of Minestrone Soup, Broccoli Soup, Mushroom Risotto, Corn and Cheese Enchiladas, English Cheddar Quesadillas and an irresistible variety of desserts including freshly baked waffles and creamy pannacottas.

 

Where: Kiran Building, Ranade Road, Dadar Shivaji Park, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 1200 (approximately)
Contact: 022 67600000

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The amazing food that these restaurants offer will compel you to visit them whether or not you are a vegetarian.

 

DU fucchas ready to spend 30K to 50K to look their best on day one

Delhi University’s new academic session kick-starts tomorrow, and freshers, it seems, don’t want to miss a chance to look their best on day one. Such is the craze to make the perfect first impression that some of them are willing to spend upto `50000 for it.

From clothes to shoes and looks to gadgets, the freshers are spending anywhere between Rs 30,000 to Rs 50000. “Getting into DU is a dream-come-true for me. I want to look perfect on my first day, therefore, I have asked my designer to stitch me something chic. I have also asked her to come up with three other dresses that I plan to wear in the first week of DU,” says Sakshi Sharma, who has got admission in Kirori Mal College.

From picking  chic dresses to expensive gadgets, fucchas are spending extra money to look perfect on day one in college.

City designers admit that they are thronged by fucchas looking for designer looks. “College students are the one who at times start a trend. They want stylish yet comfortable clothes and this time round, the girls are asking mostly for dhoti capes, flashy shirts and stylish printed pants. The boys are opting for a complete denim look — both shirts and pants in denim fabric. The price for such designerwear for girls and boys ranges between Rs 7000 to Rs 50000, depending on the fabric and design,” says Urvashi Jain, spokesperson of designer Naina Jain.

City salons are also flooded with a gamut of requests from students. Akansha Verma, manager at Cut and Style Saloon in Kamla Nagar Market, says, “We are working extra hours because of the rush. Most of our customers are girls, and each one of them come with a unique request. While some are asking for neon hair, others want curls with highlights. Cost of hair colouring starts from Rs 4000 and can go up to Rs 10000. Also, we have different offers, to attract as many students as possible.”

A similar rush is visible at other parlours too, courtesy the offers. Shweta Kushwaha, manager at Kuts and Kandy in Hudson Lane, says, “During admission season, we offer various discounts for the students. For them, it’s really important to look nice on day one.”

As girls perfect their looks, boys are going gaga over high-end gadgets. Ajay Aggarwal, owner of a mobile phone shop, says, “Students want a phone that has a good selfie camera. They don’t mind spending Rs 30000 but the gadget has to be something that they can show off.”

New York eatery tops world’s best restaurants 2017; India fails to make the list

At the annual World’s 50 Best awards held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, the list of the top 50 restaurants in the world was revealed. According to the list, Eleven Madison Park, New York triumphed as a foodie’s heaven beating last year’s number one, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The Italian delicacy dropped down to second place. El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, took the third spot.

According to Bloomberg, Chef Daniel Humm said, “I never in my wildest dreams thought that I could find myself in this position. Cuisine has given me everything: I left school at 14 and pursued a craft that no one believed in at the time. Everything I have learned has been from food: languages, culture. I have traveled the world and met Will, who is my best friend as well as my business partner. It is unbelievable.”

This is the first time that a restaurant from the US has won since Chef Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Yountville, California, bagged the title in 2003 and 2004. All other winners have been European.

Famous food scientist and chef, Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant Dinner at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London made the top 50 at number 36.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

1. Eleven Madison Park (New York, USA)

2. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

3. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

4. Mirazur (Menton, France)

5. Central (Lima, Peru)

6. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)

7. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)

8. Maido (Lima, Peru)

9. Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)

10. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York, USA)

12. L’Arpège (Paris, France)

13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)

14. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)

15. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

16. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)

17. Le Bernardin (New York, USA)

18. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

20. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

21. Alinea (Chicago, USA)

22. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

23. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

24. Amber (Hong Kong)

25. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

26. The Clove Club (London, UK)

27. The Ledbury (London, UK)

28. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)

29. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

30. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)

31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)

32. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)

33. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)

34. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

35. Septime (Paris, France)

36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)

37. Saison (San Francisco, USA)

38. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

39. Relae (Copenhagen, Denmark)

40. Cosme (New York, USA)

41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)

42. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

43. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)

44. Brae (Birregurra, Australia)

45. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

46. L’Astrance (Paris, France)

47. Vendôme (Cologne, Germany)

48. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

49. Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

50. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

The best mental strategies to power through pain

YOUR QUADS SCREAM as you power uphill during a Tough Mudder. Your traps quiver in the last minute of today’s AMRAP. You deadlift to the point of passing out. And, let’s face it: If you’re not at least mildly uncomfortable during your workout, well, why’d you bother showing up?

Pain is impossible to ignore—as soon as we feel something hurt we’re wired to start thinking about it to prevent future injuries, explains performance psychologist Jonathan Fader, Ph.D., the director of mental conditioning for the New York Giants. And, sometimes, discomfort is indeed a sign you need to back off. But most of the time, with proper form and the appropriate exertion, exercise-induced pain is really just a sign of cardiovascular conditioning or muscle breaking down and building back stronger, he adds.

Discomfort can signal “time to slow down,” “time to panic,” or “time to push on even harder”—and which your body is trying to communicate is almost entirely dependent on what you want to hear.

“In any kind of athletic performance, it’s inevitable you’re going to face discomfort, physical or emotional. But it’s your perception of and reaction to it that will determine how much power it has over your performance,” says Greg Chertok, a sport psychologist at Telos Sport Psychology Coaching in New York.

Powering through that healthy discomfort isn’t just the avenue to becoming fitter and faster—it also helps you understand your physical limits more accurately so it hurts a little less next time.

But how do you tune out the whining and tune into the winning? Here, we’ve found eight proven strategies to focus less on the pain and more on learning your actual limits.

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1. Develop a mindfulness practice

“Doing any of these strategies (let alone all of them) requires a level of expertise and familiarity with the body, so you can distinguish true discomfort from actual pain, which could be signaling an injury,” says Mark Aoyagi, Ph.D., research and practice division head for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

The most effective and efficient way to do this is mindfulness training. Mindfulness requires effort outside the gym, but putting in the time comes with serious payoffs, including better pain control, also improved sleep, improved motivation, and less stress. Check out the mindfulness app Headspace, which Aoyagi recommends, or our athlete’s guide to mindful meditation.

2. Plan for and embrace discomfort

“Any sort of personal best performance will involve discomfort because you’re pushing yourself past what you’ve done before,” Aoyagi says. “Expecting discomfort allows us to accept and even embrace it as a sign that things are going right rather than things are going wrong.”

Going into a workout or race, think about the moves ahead of you and how your body has reacted in the past. If you always get side stitches sprinting uphill, expect the cramping as soon as you start your ascent. If today’s WOD involves burpee box jumps, anticipate wanting to throw up and cry simultaneously.

Aoyagi explains that when we accept the discomfort, two really important things happen: First, we can dedicate our brainpower to accomplishing the physical task at hand—setting the pace and breathing, rather than fighting the uncomfortable feelings. Second, we avoid piling extra pain on top by judgment (“If I were fit, I wouldn’t be feeling this.”), worrying about it (“If I feel like this already, there is no way I’m going to be able to finish.”), or catastrophizing it (“If I feel like this now I might as well quit because I’m not going to get the results I want.”).

3. Think of pain as power

Pain is unarguably a negative sensation, right? Actually, it’s really thinking of it as negative that makes it so.

“Every feeling that comes into your body on the field, during a race, in the gym is completely neutral until we affix a positive or negative label to them,” says Chertok. Rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, and racing thoughts could be either excitement or anxiety—but which you choose to believe you’re feeling will directly affect your performance. “When we’re in a positive emotional framework, we’re likely to perform better,” Chertok adds.

Get your mind right: As fatigue or pain starts to flood your body, think of this new sensation as a flood of strength and energy instead. Feel the vigor coursing through your blood stream, and send the sensation where you need it most—focus on a stream of strength and power moving through your muscles, energizing your quads for the miles left, or powering your shoulders for one more press. “Thinking of discomfort this way makes you more likely to embrace the feeling as opposed to avoid it,” Chertok adds.

4. Set small goals

Take a race mile by mile, and take each WOD exercise by exercise. “Sometimes, when [the activity] gets really tough, we just need to make it to the next light pole or even the next breath. When we split up the workout or competition to the next little piece, the whole picture isn’t staring us down,” says Angela M. Fifer, Ph.D., an Ironman, ultramarathoner, and scientific program division head-elect for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

The strategy of setting small goals is part distraction, part reassurance from small wins: When you feel like you’re ready to drop but push yourself to churn out just one more rep, it instills the confidence that maybe you in fact have a little more energy left despite your crying muscles. Breaking the workout into chunks effectively teaches your brain that pain isn’t the real indicator that you’re done. Plus, breaking down the race or workout into small goals helps the time move faster—and, therefore, helps dissipate the sensation of pain. “Usually this tough time passes, and you will be back at it in a few minutes,” Fifer adds.

5. Queue up a cue word

Think about what you need most when you feel tired or uncomfortable—power, energy, focus, motivation—and make a list of words that evoke that feeling strongest to you. They can be as straight-forward as action words or phrases like “explode,” “cruise,” “get after it,” or something personally motivating to only you. “I’ve had athletes use the name of their childhood practice field or their youth coach to elicit feelings of fun or enjoyment,” Chertok adds. When your workout becomes wearisome, reach for your cue word and put it on repeat until the meaning sinks in.

6. Breathe

“Just by simply focusing on your breath and controlling your respiratory rate, you can alter your heartrate, clear your mind, and achieve an optimal level of arousal,” Fader says. Not only will controling your physiological response help dissipate the pain, but mental clarity will help you make smarter decisions on what you may need to adjust in order to avoid discomfort. Plus, “it takes your mind off of the painful sensations your body is experiencing and places it on another physical sensation that you can control,” Fader adds.

Whether you want to control or observe is up to you. “Being with your breathe, not trying to control, judge, or change it is one strategy. But feeling the coolness of air coming in and warmth of it going out, noticing rise and fall of the stomach can also be effective. There’s no one right way,” Chertok adds.

7. Distract yourself

Find a spot on the ground, sing a song in your head, count the number of colors around you—the mind can only focus in on so much at any given time, so offer it something other than pain to obsess over, Chertok says. Another option: Shift your focus to a part of your body that is not in pain, like having loose and relaxed hands while running up a hill, Fifer offers. Chertok adds that pretty much any distraction works, except focusing on things that are beyond your control, like another runner’s time or weather conditions.

8. Observe the sensations

These techniques all work well to blunt low to moderate levels of pain—but we all have a threshold. “When the pain of something becomes so great, you have no choice but to tune into the feelings it elicits,” Chertok says. If you pass the point of pacification, your best bet is acceptance rather than resistance. “Research shows that elite performers are more comfortable confronting discomfort, while amateur athletes use avoidance more,” he adds.

Instead of freaking out, control what you can—breathing rate, running pace, muscle tension—and think about “bringing intention” to your aching muscles.

“Physiologically, this gives more oxygen to those areas—energy flows where attention goes. But even if you can’t mitigate the pain, bringing awareness to a body part shines a flashlight to it—brings it to life in a certain way,” Chertok adds.

 

6 Tips That Will Help You Take The Best Food Photographs

Do you wonder how some people always manage to ace their food pictures and the ones you click, in contrast, look all dull and boring? Social media platforms are now overloaded with pictures of food that are beautiful, tasteful, enticing and sometime just plain gorgeous. Food photography is a skill that can be developed over a course time with the right knowledge and know-how. Because, if you are not tempted while looking at your own food pictures, then something must be wrong, right?

It is essential to note that some of the most appetizing photographs of food across social media haven’t been captured using a high-tech, expensive camera equipment. Thus, while DSLR cameras may give you a slight edge over others, getting an aesthetic food photograph needs more than just hi-end gadgetry. You humble smartphone can deliver good pictures too if you follow a few important points. To begin with, a well-captured food photograph possesses the capability to reflect the inherent taste of the food item that is clicked. That is how powerful the photograph must be.

6 simple, and important, things to keep in mind to get the best food photographs.

 6 Tips That Will Help You Take The Best Food Photographs

1. Light will guide you: 

For any photograph, whether it’s a portrait of a person, a landscape view or a food picture, adequate light is the most important aspect that must be taken into consideration. Natural light beats any other source of artificial lighting. It helps capture the nitty-gritties of the dish thus making it more appealing. Light must always come from the front or the side and make sure never to shoot in excess light as it defeats the purpose of the photograph. Avoid using the flash mode while clicking pictures of food, as the flash tends to create reflections giving the food a different orientation.

2. Angle: Depending on the food item, the most suitable angle helps enhance the photograph. While certain items will look best when shot directly from top, others will stand out when shot from the side, for instance, a multi-layered cake.  Some items like a burger will look best when shot at eye level. The angle is a subjective yet an essential characteristic in food photography. Try framing the shot using a few different angles before you zero-in on your preferred choice.

3. Pick a point of focus:

Here, we mean the ‘hero’ of the shot and the part you want people to pay attention to most. This is especially helpful when shooting in crowded or cluttered spaces. You should be able to pick the dish/platter and make that the hero of your photo. If one is shooting on a dining table, for example, make sure you include only the essential items on the table in the photograph. Otherwise, the attention is diverted away from the dish. Decide what is significant for the composition of the picture and what is not. Focus on what will make the photo look complete and avoid over crowding the shot.

4. Close up or not?


How ‘close’ do you want to see the food in your picture? A lot of people like taking only close-up shots of food and ingredients, and in most cases this works. Plated dishes, with a play of colours could look good in a wider view too. Try a few and see what does justice to the dish you are taking pictures of.

5. Interaction is the key: 

Food photographs look a hundred times more appealing by adding a human element. It increases the level of engagement for the viewer, making it appear more real. Thus, while shooting, make it a point to hold the item in your hand, for instance. Compose the picture in a manner that incorporates some human element.

6. Props make all the difference: 

Even the most palatable dish can look unappealing if not presented well. Thus, props make all the difference. It is of paramount importance that the correct cutlery, utensils, mats etc be used in food photography. Use clean plates and try and make use of white cutlery, which enables the food colors to stand out.

Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”, and with the essential steps mentioned above, you are sure to make the best photograph possible. Happy clicking!

 

The Best Cellulite Busters for Smoother Skin

A problem that has long plagued millions of women, cellulite (the condition is less common in men), is one beauty-related issue that seems to bother most of us. In fact, most women will stop at nothing when it comes to improving the look of lumps and bumps on their legs. “Cellulite is formed by fibrous bands that naturally run through adipose tissue (fat),” explains Miami dermatologist Joely Kaufman, MD. “It can be found in those who have a normal, or even subnormal, BMI—just because you have cellulite, does not mean you are overweight. The etiology is still somewhat unclear, but the fact that so many more women have cellulite than men leads us to believe that it is a hormone-driven phenomenon.” Cellulite, which affects 90 percent of women, doesn’t just live on the thighs either—it can also occur on the butt, as well as the stomach, and even the arms. But, it’s most rampant on the thighs because we tend to store the most fat there. “The human brain is geared toward noticing irregularities in contour, therefore cellulite is noticeable to the human eye. Women find these irregularities unsightly, which can lead them to feel self-conscious,” says Sugar Land, TX, plastic surgeon Ankur Mehta, MD.

reak the bands with Cellfina.

Cellfina is the newest anti-cellulite treatment on the market and it works to reduce the look of it by physically cutting the fibrous bands that cause skin to dimple. The treatment is said to work best on skin that has dimples, as opposed to skin that has an orange-peel texture or wavy look. “Cellfina is a newer device that is showing much promise. It’s minimally invasive and breaks up the attachments to the overlying skin, releasing the divots seen from cellulite,” Dr. Mehta says. The results and improvement in the skin last about three years or longer.

Melt the fat with Cellulaze.

Cellulaze is also a minimally invasive treatment that targets cellulite on the body, but it’s different in that it uses a laser to melt fat and break up the attachments to the skin while increasing collagen production. The areas of concern are marked up by your doctor before a few small incisions are made (local anesthesia is used), in which the laser is inserted to break up the fat and release the fibrous bands. The one-time treatment takes 60 to 90 minutes to perform, and it’s not uncommon to have some bruising and minor pain afterward. You can see results in the first few months, but they will improve over one year.

Smooth it out with VelaShape, Venus Legacy or SmoothShapes.

Treatments like VelaShape, which uses infrared laser, radio-frequency and vacuum suction; Venus Legacy, a radio-frequency treatment with suction; and SmoothShapes, a laser- and light-based device used to give skin a smoother look, may help to some degree. They also require multiple treatments to see results and chances are, the cellulite will recur. One procedure that won’t help cellulite isliposuction, as it can create skin irregularities. “If there is fat with the cellulite, liposuction can be used,” says Chicago plastic surgeon Julius Few, MD.

Tone your legs and reduce the look of cellulite with a mix of squats, lunges and bridges.

Denise Harris, fitness instructor at Banana Skirt Productions, says the best leg-toning exercises are a mix of moves like squats, goblet squats, forward and reverse lunges, glute bridges, and lateral band walks coupled with many repetitions, some cardioand weights. “Toning not only builds muscle and strength, but also sheds fat,” she adds. “Adopting a workout with higher repetitions and lower weight paired with aerobic exercises helps give you a leaner muscle-to-fat ratio and a more toned look.” When there’s more muscle than fat, cellulite is less likely to occur. Plus, the legs overall will look firmer and more toned.

Hide the look of cellulite with self-tanner.

Self-tanner can do wonders for hiding the look of cellulite. But in order to reap the benefits, self-tanning expert James Read says you need to first exfoliate your skin two days before you plan to tan, and wax and shave a day in advance. “You also want to make sure the areas where you’re applying the tanner are moisturized so you can get an even tan,” he adds. “To help maintain the color, moisturize daily, which will allow your tan to last longer and fade evenly. If you need to shave, use an electric razor, which won’t remove the color.”

5 Mithaiwalas in Delhi That Make The Best Ghewar

A traditional Rajasthani delicacy, ghewar offers all the reasons to make it one of the most divine Indian sweets. Prepared with pure desi ghee, milk and maida (all-purpose flour), this perforated round dessert looks like a honeycomb or a spongy cake soaked in sugar syrup. It is decorated with silver varq, slivers of pistasand almonds and strands of saffron. It has an attractive light yellowish-orange hue that comes from the use of saffron. It is popularly prepared to celebrate the festival of Teej and is usually enjoyed during the monsoon season because the degree of moisture it requires for its preparation is perfect at this time. If you’re craving for this sweet treat, here are five mithaiwalas in Delhi that make the best ghewar in town.

5 Mithaiwalas in Delhi That Make The Best Ghewar

1. Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners

Located near the Fatehpuri Masjid in the busy lanes of Chandni Chowk, Chaina Ram is one of the iconic establishments of Old Delhi. You can find this place just by the strong aroma of desi ghee. It is known for its Karachi Halwa and Ghewar. The texture of their ghewar is smooth and as soon as you take a bite, it melts in your mouth. They also have other rich sweets like Sohan Halwa, Saeo Paak and Dhodha.

Address:  6499, Fathepuri Chowk, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Time:  8 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Contact:  011-23927585
Cost: INR 620 per kilogram (khoya ghewar)

2. Kaleva 

If you’re looking for the best ghewar in Delhi, you must try it at Kaleva. The shop offers many varieties of ghewar including Mawa-Khoya Ghewar and Malai Ghewar. The plain traditional ghewar is nice and crunchy but the ones with a thick layer of rabri add a creamy top and that makes a delicious combination. While you’re at it, you must also try their Badam ka halwa, Kesariya Jalebi and Raj Kachori.

Address:   109, Bangla Saheb Marg, Gole Market, New Delhi
Time: 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 P.M.
Contact: 011-28844002
Cost:  INR 460- 600 per kilogram

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3. Kishan Lal Halwai

Kishan Lal’s sweet shop has been around for half a century. Located in an old Haveli in Chandni Chowk, the shop is now run by Kishan Lal’s son. Their plain ghewar is smothered with khoya and dry fruits. Be it their Karachi Halwa, Sev ki Barfi (made with vermicelli), Pateesa or the all-time favourite Ghewar, each one is better than the other. They make small quantities that are sold off daily so that their customers can get fresh sweets.

Address: Nai Sarak, Katra Rathi, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Time: 10 A.M to 8 P.M
Contact: 91  098712 08160

4. Gulab

Originally a Gajjak -Rewari shop in Rohtak, the Delhi-outlet is located in Pitampura. They display a huge variety of desi ghee sweets with the assurance of both taste and quality. Adding to it, is the crisp and crunchy

ghewar which will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. Along with sweets, Gulab is also famous for their unique and wide range of Rewri, Gajaks and Chikkis.

Address: 5, Main Road, Pitampura, New Delhi
Time:  8:30 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Contact: 91 9313220467
Cost: INR 660 per kilogram

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5. Nathu Sweets

During Teej and Raksha Bandhan, Nathu Sweets offers Khoya Ghewar and Malai Ghewar that are just so addictive. The disc-shaped sweet cake soaked in sugar syrup and topped with rabri deftly delivers the true and authentic  flavours of Rajasthan. Along with traditional sweets the shop is also famous for its chole bhature and chaat.

Address: 23-25, Bengali Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Time: 8 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Contact: 011-23717313
Cost: INR 600 per kilogram

So now, you don’t have to worry about travelling to Rajasthan to get ghewar. These sweet shops in Delhi will not disappoint you in any way.

Indian university rankings confirm Indian Institute of Science is best: President

Bengaluru The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), often in the top 200 global university rankings, was praised by president Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday for advancing research in science and technology.

“Alumni and faculty of IISc have played and continue to play a strong role in leading national science and technology institutions and in various advisory or administrative roles in the government,” said Mukherjee, the IISc’s Visitor, at its annual convocation here .

Noting that IISc maintained its reputation of being a premier institute of higher education and research, he said its academic stature as the country’s best university was confirmed by the National Institutional Rankings Framework.

“Over the century-old institute has laid emphasis on the pursuit of basic knowledge in science and engineering, as well as on the application of its research findings for industrial and social benefit,” said Mukherjee in his convocation address.

The institute was set up in 1909 through a private-partnership between Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Maharaja of Mysore and the government.

Deviating from the speech text, the president told the graduating students and the faculty that he was happy to be at the institute that made the country proud.

“One of my inspirations when I entered the teaching profession was the institute’s director JC Ghosh in the 1940s, who later became the first director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Khargapur in West Bengal,” he recalled.

The institute is recognised globally and ranked among the world’s top 200 universities.

 

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Observing that the country had 760 universities and 38,500 colleges across the country, the President said the massive expansion of the higher education sector had led to resource constraints and dearth of quality teachers.

“If our institutions have to become world-class, they will have to adopt best practices in academic management and excel in whatever they do, as the spheres of intervention are many,” he said.

Mukherjee also urged the institutions to provide best amenities to the academic community, as state-of-the-art laboratories would enable quality experiments.

He honoured 677 students, including post-doctoral research scholars, post-graduates and graduates passing out from the institute with awards and medals at the ceremony, held at the JN Tata Auditorium on campus.

Karnataka governor Vajubhai R Vala and chief minister Siddaramaiah were present on the occasion with other dignitaries and invitees.

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But if you want to take a break from your usual makeup routine, make this summer all about a dewy, glowy complexion. No matter what summer look you prefer, we’ve gathered the best Amazon products to get your summer glow on and sizzling for a last-minute cruise to the French Riviera (aka your bff’s backyard barbecue if you don’t want to sound extra) or a fancy weekend in the Hamptons. We got you.

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And what’s a summer season without a neutral lip? Forget all the bright colors for a second and exude a sultry, pouty Kylie-like lip with the Kardashian’s very own Kylie Cosmetics Koko K Lip Kit in a pale, pinky nude shade. It comes complete with lip pencil and matte liquid lipstick for a pout that’s sure to stick around until you want it to.

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When your eyes are ready to take center stage, line them with a rich, shimmery brown color for a nice departure from a sooty black pencil. We like Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon in Cocoa that works like a gel pot of liner in the form of a pencil — genius!

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Even though we like to keep the heavier bases for the fall and winter months, we could always use a little coverage. Reach for the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, it’s oil-free, sheer, and still adds a hint of dewiness for a natural finish.

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One can never have enough lip balm! Especially when you’ve thrown most of them into your beach bag only to discover a gloopy, melted mess sans cap. Do yourself a favor and buy a 4-pack of La Lune Naturals USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm in yummy flavors including Vanilla Bean, Raspberry, Asian Pear, and Peppermint.

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There’s nothing better (or cheaper!) than slathering our skin in coconut oil! Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil rejuvenates our skin and hair — and even comes in handy when we need to add a healthy dose of saturated fats to our smoothies.

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Another topical savior is the Alaffia Everyday Shea Pure Fair Trade Shea Butter in Tangerine Citrus. The natural scent eases our minds and its protective ingredients keep our skin soft and smooth.