It has been an eventful week with the winter season enveloping the city along with National Tourism Day and Veganuary too. From hair care tips to vegan cheese and even recipes for dishes to make with custard apples, there is something for everybody
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The winter season at its peak in the city and it is important to take care of one’s health, skin and hair. Constantly exposed to pollution, most people already have a pre-existing routine for their skin but hair requires a lot of experimentation. We speak to experts who outline easy tips to keep your hair nourished. When one talks about pollution, it is hard to ignore that it also enters our homes on a regular basis. Luckily for us, plants are our saviours not only outdoors but also indoors and experts tell you how to work with them.
With January being celebrated as Veganuary, in our third article for the series, we delve into vegan cheese, a trend that has been taking over the world. Experts not only tell you how to prepare it but also share its nutritional values as you adopt the vegan lifestyle. The winter comes with its own delicious fruits and vegetables but one can agree that while some are clear favourites, others aren’t preferred as much. This week, city chefs share unique recipes that people can follow using custard apples to make sweet as well as savoury dishes.
The last week of the first month of the year also sees Indians celebrate National Tourism Day on January 25. As ecotourism gains momentum, there are people who are taking sustainable vacations and a group of cyclists are among many to do so. In yet another discovery for our fortnightly series ‘Shelf Life’ that maps reading spaces and people involved in building a culture in Mumbai, we talk to Himanshu and Aqui Thami, the duo who run Bombay Underground, an initiative that has been encouraging reading while spearheading the zine culture in the city.
Here is a full list of the features from this week:
An expert’s guide to winter hair care
A change in weather requires a change in your hair care routine. Here are five easy-to-follow expert tips to keep your hair nourished this winter
Veganuary: All you need to know about vegan cheese
There is no denying that vegan cheese is having a moment. From method of preparation to nutritional values, experts answer all your questions around the global phenomenon
National Tourism Day: Why these cyclists from Maharashtra are turning to ecotourism
Ecotourism is a rising trend that encourages tourists to take on environmentally sustainable vacations over experience-based ones for a mindful journey
Sitaphal baked yogurt? Quick and easy dishes you can make with custard apple
Custard apples are in season and what better time than now to enjoy the fleshy fruit. If you love cooking, then take it a step further and make different kinds of sweet and savoury dishes with them with the help of recipes by chefs in Mumbai
How to combat the invisible menace of indoor air pollution with plants
Indoor plants are emerging as dust-absorbing and air-purifying beasts that require very little maintenance and go a long way in ensuring freshness inside our dwellings
How community-driven Bombay Underground has been creating reading spaces
Starting a counterculture long before the term ‘zines’ became popular in Mumbai, Himanshu and Aqui Thami, the duo currently running Bombay Underground delve into creating reading spaces, a zine culture and how appropriation plagues the unique craft today
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