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Navratri food, fashion and home decor: Here are Mid-day Online’s top features for this week

Updated on: 02 October,2022 08:51 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Compiled by: Nascimento Pinto | nascimento.pinto@mid-day.com

With people celebrating Navratri to the fullest after two years, this week has been everything about the festival and more

Navratri food, fashion and home decor: Here are Mid-day Online’s top features for this week

This week has everything about Navratri, including food, fashion, makeup and home decor too. Photo Courtesy: istock/Mid-day file pic

Imagine being able to celebrate Navratri after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The festivities aren’t only limited to food but also fashion, home décor and dance. Since many people fast during this time, we asked city chefs how people can enjoy good food even if they have to exclude the ingredients. They shared recipes using sabudana, the classic food eaten while fasting, along with others including sama rice and makhana.   
If you say Navratri is about fasting and feasting, then it is as much about fashion, especially because the trends keep on evolving. With garba nights returning after two years, men and women will want to look their best during this time of the year, fashion experts shared tips on how one can ace the look for this season. However, fashion is incomplete without some good makeup at least during the festive season, so there are also some ways beginners can go about it without any fuss.  
As many people turned their fashion game up a notch, home décor wasn’t far behind because many have decorated their house to get into the festive spirit. Mumbai interior designers even shared the ideals ways to decorate one’s house without having to spend too much. This week also saw us focus on World Heart Day for health and fitness. At a time when many Indian celebrities and people have died from heart attacks, doctors remind us why it is important to take heart health seriously.  
K-pop band BTS among others has had a huge influence on Indians in the last few years, so its no surprise when we find that there are K-pop instructors who are in demand, as people in the city want to learn how to groove to the tunes of Korean music too. Speaking about dance and music, we also spoke to Farhad Wadia, founder of one of India’s oldest rock festivals in Mumbai called Independence Rock or I-Rock more fondly by Mumbaikars who love rock music.  
Here is the full list of features:  
Navratri 2022: Sama rice cutlet, makhana, flax seed chivda and other dishes to enjoy this fasting season 
If you are scratching your head about how to plan the food you are going to be eating during this fasting period, then don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. Making use of makhana, sabudana, sama rice, quinoa, Mumbai chefs say you can innovate with a lot of dishes this Navratri 

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Navratri 2022: Ace the garba-night look with these quirky fashion experiments 
Bored of heavy lehengas and sarees for Navratri nights? Here is a style guide to try on unique outfits made out of already available apparels in your wardrobe 

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Good music is ageless and timeless', says Farhad Wadia as Independence Rock returns to Mumbai 
Independence Rock or I-Rock as it is fondly called by Mumbaikars is returning to the city after nine years. Since then, a lot has changed in the city's live music festival scene. Mid-day Online spoke to Farhad Wadia, founder of the festival on its return, music in the city, as he relives the good ol' days 

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Navratri 2022: Mumbai interior designers share unique home decor tips to brighten up your space  
If you have been longing to celebrate the festive cheer and weren’t able to do it till now, don’t fret. Mid-day Online spoke to Mumbai interior designers to share tips on how you can spruce up your cosy home this week and for the rest of the festive season 

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World Heart Day 2022: Why you need to take your heart health seriously 
The last one year has seen many popular celebrities suffer from heart attacks. City experts believe people aren't taking their heart health seriously and believe it's important to address the risk factors early 

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Navratri 2022: It’s all about ‘simple yet luminous’ makeup this season 
The festive season calls for some glamming sessions. Whether you are or not into makeup, here’s a guide to youthful new trends with a fuss-free tutorial for beginners 

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It’s a K-move: These Indian dancers are tapping into people’s K-pop interests with their workshops 
Fostered by the ever-growing love for K-pop, the urge to groove to the tunes of their favourite Korean stars is creating a demand for K-pop instructors in Indian cities. These dancers are catering to the needs of young fans and enthusiasts 

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