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Jayashree Narayanan


Jayashree Narayanan is a Senior Sub-Editor working with The Indian Express.

In the bylanes of Jama Masjid, the curious case of safed gajar ka halwa and more
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

What if we told you you could get white gajar ka halwa right in the heart of Delhi? Yes, you read that right! White carrot halwa is a winter dessert and a favourite with many in the bylanes of Jama Masjid. To relish it, a walk through Jama Masjid's Chitli Qabar area to Sheeren Bhawan is enough.

Diet Soda: To drink or not to drink
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

We spoke to doctors who gave us an insight into what really comprises diet soda, whether it is indeed a 'healthier' alternative, and how much should one consume.

From the chefs: Biggest food trends of 2019, and what to expect in 2020
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Has the definition of healthy food changed? What constitutes organic food? Has sourcing locally made a difference to how food is prepared? We went around asking chefs on what the current trends of the year 2019 are and will be in 2020. Read on.

Trends 2019: Workouts that kept sports stars fighting fit this year
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

From HIIT to Circuit Training, here's how your favourite sports icons did at the gym this year!

An upskilling programme is helping women return to work after break
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

The idea to bring women in India with a gap of six months and above in their IT careers back into the workforce, without the compulsion of only having to join back their previous employers, led to the birth of VMInclusion Taara.

Ram Devineni’s superhero ‘Priya’ puts focus on survivors of sex trafficking
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

The free comic book series, which was honoured by UN Women as a “gender equality champion”, has been a global hit with over five lakh digital downloads and over 26 million readers worldwide.

Work out not to become skinny but to stay healthy: Sophie Choudry
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

The actor and celebrity host says that there is a lot to learn from "a legend like Amitabh Bachchan who at his age is able to take up so much work because he has been conscious and mindful about his health all through his life".

Travellers on a budget, here are shoulder season destinations for you in India and abroad
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

The period between November-end to mid-December is known as shoulder season in many parts of the world where the fares are relatively lower.

Climate change: Students strike to ‘get back our dreams and future’
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Ahead of the second Global Climate Strike protest on November 29, which will witness students take time off from school to 'strike' and press for action on climate change, student-led environment groups speak about the importance of the protest.

Kung Fu nuns: From cooking to martial arts, saving the world one social act at a time
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

To challenge gender roles in India’s conservative culture, the Gyalwang Drukpa has also encouraged the nuns to learn skills traditionally reserved for men, such as plumbing, electrical fitting, driving and cycling.

Sustainable living is happening, but not at the rate we expect: Dia Mirza
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Mirza, who was in Delhi recently as part of an interactive session with school children from environmental groups Cuckoo about Nature and #FridaysforFuture, spoke about children and the environment.

You cringe, but move on: Rabbi Shergill on sexist songs
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Rabbi Shergill, known for his chart-topping debut song Bullah Ki Jaana, was in Gurugram recently for a performance.

World Diabetes Day 2019: Focus on lifestyle changes for prevention, say experts
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

World Diabetes Day 2019: Taking stock of the need for awareness and stressing on prevention, International Diabetes Federation's theme for the World Diabetes Day 2019 is 'Family and Diabetes'.

After 377, career options have opened up for transgender persons: Filmmaker Naveen Tokas
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Naveen Tokas' new documentary Singular: The Queen of Success is a first-of-its-kind film that traces the journey of trans model Archie Singh.

We need more opportunities, say artists with disability
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

The awards team received over 130 submissions from 15 states across India.

We need an organised platform to make folk music more versatile: Raghu Dixit
Mon, Nov 04, 2019

Dixit, who has carved a niche both as an independent musician with his band, the Raghu Dixit Project and a composer for various film industries in the country including Kannada and Hindi, for over 10 years now, feels that there is no need to re-invent for staying relevant.

Feeling guilty about indulging in sweets this Diwali? Experts suggest easy ways to shed the calories
Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Since Diwali sweets are mostly made up of milk and milk products, maida and sugar in high amounts, it is good to keep a check on consumption of refined products after the festivities are over.

Accessible cinema: Govt asks filmmakers to make audio descriptions part of production
Mon, Oct 14, 2019

However, since the costs for audio descriptions increase to about 2.5 lakhs per film, a film at least needs to release in 700 screens.

Wish to stay fit? Here’s why core muscle strength matters
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Fitness instructors and nutritionists often stress on the need to develop core muscles when it comes to sweating it out for good health. Ever wondered why?

Caring is the best medicine, says a suicide survivor
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

On World Mental Health Day, Niraj Doshi, co-founder of a mental health organisation, SALUBRIUM, recalls his battle with depression and surviving multiple suicide attempts.