The dining table was filled every inch with several west Bengali delicacies for lunch. Under the portrait of a thoughtful Tagore, a group of lovely Kolkata ladies were engrossed in what we Bengalis enjoy the most: adda. With the promising food prepared Kolkata-style awaiting them, they chatted away wittily about almost anything under the sun, while the men of the house glued themselves to their spots in front of the TV, watching the Indian cricket team play in one of the World Cup matches. Sudden loud giggles, even louder shout-outs for their home team and the aroma of the food filled the space with utter bliss and happiness. Continue reading
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BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka: The threat of disease is looming over the million-plus victims of floods in Sri Lanka that have left nearly 40 people dead and devastated farmland in the island’s rice bowl.
Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said medical units had been rushed to the central and eastern regions, where hundreds of thousands have been forced to take shelter in cramped, state-run relief camps.
“We are very conscious of the fact that there can be water-borne diseases and we brought medical staff from other areas to help out,” Amaraweera told AFP. “There are no reports of diarrhoea, but we are taking precautions.”
More than one million people were initially displaced in the flooding triggered by unusually heavy monsoon rains in the past week.
The state Disaster Management Centre said 37 people had been officially confirmed dead, with another 12 still missing.
Several international aid agencies along with the European Union and the governments of India and the US have helped with emergency supplies, officials said.
UN agencies in Colombo said that providing relief for those in the worst-affected areas was a serious challenge, and that they would shortly issue an international appeal for funding. Continue reading
Eat for beautiful skin, amazing energy, and great health for life. 4 Rules get you started
Glowing Skin, silky hair, and taut, toned muscles over age 40? Absolutely! Cheryl Forberg, RD, is redefining what aging looks (and feels) like in her new book, Positively Ageless. Here, she shares how to harness the stay-young power of food, plus offers select recipes based on the latest anti-aging research. Continue reading