Swapna Raghu Sanand

Articles By Swapna Raghu Sanand

194 Articles

The Indian reader definitely wants variety and change: Mehak Daleh on horror and crime thrillers

In the Indian context, there are very few authors who boldly explore genres such as horror and crime thrillers.

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Wrapped with nature’s bounty! This Thai supermarket uses banana leaves to wrap instead of plastic packaging

As the world goes on to embrace more environment-friendly initiatives, it also becomes the need of the hour for citizens to become active ambassadors of such change.

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More Indians from Tier II cities traveling abroad than ever before! Punjab city tops the chart

Emerging destinations also showed a significant increase in the number of visa applications processed in 2018 as compared to the previous year. The 2018 data of emerging destinations include Japan, Turkey, the Czech Republic

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Innovation by Indians growing! India marks highest growth in filing for international patents

Interestingly, the patents list is mostly dominated by Indian pharmaceutical companies such as Dr Reddys, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin, among others.

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Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World: Step into the kitchen of former President V.V. Giri’s daughter Pedatha!

For food lovers, the book is a collection of traditional vegetarian culinary treasures.

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Snacking while watching TV is harmful for your heart

A disciplined approach to curbing snacking can benefit you in many ways and control the onset of other potential medical problems such as high cholesterol and a chronic kidney disease.

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Don’t drink and drive! Alcohol bottles set to carry health warnings from April 1

Last year, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had issued a notification to this effect dated March 19, 2018.

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Knitting with passion! 75 year old Rosa Ferrigno knits suit from more than 300 plastic bags

A precious takeaway from Ferrigno's creation is simply this - Do what you love to do. The world is bound to take notice and follow you!

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How Olive oil propelled this European nation to the top spot of the world’s healthiest countries list

In a nutshell, eating local food is the best way forward for good health and this perhaps explains why small countries are leading the way forward on the list of healthiest countries in the world.

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Golden beaches to dense forests: Odisha is “India’s best kept secret”

Simply put, your next trip to Odisha can be totally customized by you, thanks to the new Odisha Tourism digital campaign.

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Digestive disorders or stomach ailments troubling you? Strengthen your immune system with good bacteria

Not all bacteria is bad and learning more about all types of bacteria that we take into our system is the first step towards understanding the body's health before we head out to consult a doctor.

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Explore Lord Jagannath’s abode like never before! Three stunning Odisha destinations that celebrate art and craft

For those who love art and travel, there cannot be a better combination than a visit to Odisha's most beautiful art and craft heritage villages.

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Sweetest ever Marayur jaggery gets GI tag: This labour of love will move you!

For those who want to buy this jaggery, you can check out prices online or get in touch with the Marayoor Forest Development agencies that have been entrusted with the task of marketing the jaggery and ensuring that the culti

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Sumalatha Ambareesh: Mandya’s rising star! The ‘Clara’ that Malayalam cinema can never forget

While most of Sumalatha's super hit films were paired with Mammootty as the leading hero, she conquered Malayali hearts effortlessly with her portrayal of 'Clara' in Thoovanathumbikal, directed by the iconic filmmaker P. Padm

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Netflix weekend: Watch original Spanish thriller ‘The Invisible Guest’ which inspired Amitabh-Taapsee’s ‘Badla’

So, here's to a "thriller" Netflix movie watching session! Remember, the truth lies between the details.

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International Women’s Day Book Pick: Mamata Banerjee as ‘Didi’: A gutsy political biography of West Bengal CM

According to the book, Mamata Banerjee demonstrated her fearlessness several times, most notably so when she came face to face with a man who held a gun to shoot her.

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International Women’s Day: Harry Potter star Emma Watson becomes youngest member of Gender Equality Council

Women's day 2019: Last month, Emma Watson had attended G7's first meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Elysee Palace, Paris. In 2014, she was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and serves as an advocate for t

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Separation strengthens love! Two books that celebrate retelling of timeless romance

Your Valentines Day celebrations would be made sweeter with these two books that celebrate timeless love.

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Budget 2019 expectations: India Inc bets big on Modi government’s last budget

India Union Budget 2019: For salaried professionals, however, the expectations revolve around an increase in the basic income tax exemption limit. Women taxpayers expect a higher basic exemption. Clearly, India Inc has great

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Landmark judgment! Child born of Muslim father and Hindu mother can claim share in father’s property

The apex court upheld the Kerala High Court's verdict that the plaintiff, the son of a Hindu mother and a Muslim father, can inherit his father's shares with reference to family property.

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Sabarimala temple row unfortunate, purity intrinsic to temple tradition, says Mata Amritanandamayi

For the first time in Kerala's political history, amidst the chants of 'Sharanam Ayyappa', India's spiritual 'acharyas' and heads of various Mutts and ashrams gathered together at Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday to offer their u

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Book Review: History of heart explored like never before, it’s bold and beautiful!

In today's fast paced, tech-savvy world, we talk about broken hearts, sing and even tweet about it but we know so little about this major organ of the human body that keeps ticking.

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End of traveling circuses? Finally, no more whipping, starving and cruelty to untamed animals!

For animal lovers and activists in India, there is now a sliver of hope, following the recent news reports pertaining to the Centre's new draft rules banning the use of all animals in any form of mobile entertainment includin

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Are courts crossing the ‘lakshman rekha’? Fali S. Nariman’s speech on Constitution Day is inspired by the Ramayana!

In Constitution making, there are invisible forces that can never be and the spirit of tolerance, which is at a very very low ebb today.

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Chartered accountants, pay attention! You can be proceeded against for acts that bring disrepute to your profession

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has held that chartered accountants can be proceeded against for their acts that cause disrepute to their profession irrespective of the fact whether this relates to their professiona

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GST heralds revolution in taxation and fiscal federalism, says Justice KM Joseph

The apex court judge concluded his speech on a positive note that federalism in India, as it exists today, will strengthen democracy .

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Sabarimala Review Petition Hearing: Legal implications for pilgrims and the state

Sabarimala Review Petition Hearing: Speaking to FE Online, Mr. N. Venkataraman, Senior Advocate, said, "This is a historic order by the Supreme Court.

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