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Gastronomy, books, and more: Here's a weekly roundup of Mid-day.com’s top features

Updated on: 08 May,2022 10:18 AM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

Eid, World Asthma Day, and Cinco de Mayo were observed during the first week of May. Our coverage captures the mood of city Muslims as they celebrate Eid, and sees experts sharing opinions on pet care, skin care, respiratory health, as well as Mexican recipes. This week, our series ‘Shelf Life’ heads to a literary establishment in Andheri

Gastronomy, books, and more: Here's a weekly roundup of Mid-day.com’s top features

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Poor air quality is becoming an alarming issue across the nation, as well as in Mumbai. For our story on World Asthma Day, experts share how Covid-19 and worsening air quality impacts respiratory health. With the holy month of Ramzan drawing to an end, Muslims observed Eid with prayers and gatherings this past week. Our coverage captured the mood of the city, as Muslim residents of Mumbai offer readers a peak in their minds during these tumultuous times. To commemorate the Mexican festival of Cinco de Mayo, city chefs and mixologists share flavourful recipes, from tacos to palomas, for you to master at home.

This week, we also look at the growing interest in electric skin care appliances. Experts chart the some of the most common appliances and delve into the reasons behind popularity.The ongoing heat wave has seen everyone struggle with heat exhaustion. To ensure your pets are well taken care of, a veterinarian shares expert tips and outlines signs of distress pet parents need to watch out for. In our weekly series, ‘Shelf Life with Mid-Day’, we cover book shops, reading centres, circulating libraries and spaces that have been preserving the reading culture of Mumbai. For the fourth part, we visit a book store cum library run by a commerce graduate in Andheri.

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Eid Mubarak! Mumbai’s Muslims bring back celebrations with prayer and gatherings

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Skin care goes electric: What's driving greater interest in skin health gadgets?

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Cinco de Mayo: Mouth-watering fare is one reason to celebrate the Mexican fest

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How to take care of your pets this scorching summer

Heat exhaustion is commonplace, not just in case of humans but also animals. Your pets may require more attention and care during the ongoing heatwave, so we asked a veterinarian to share expert tips and outline signs of distress. Photo/Supertails

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Business of reading: Why this Andheri commerce graduate quit a bank job to sell books

After Raju Yadav graduated from college, he followed his passion for reading and opened a bookstall -- at the peak of the digital boom. In part six of ‘Shelf Life’, Mid-day Online visits his Andheri shop cum library. Photo/Mid-day file pic

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