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New home, beautiful decor, get excited with tips



New Delhi, June 14: Own house is a dream of every person, but if you don’t know how to decorate it, no knowledge about the new trends then you feel little low. 

Don’t worry, be excited about how to make it special and just follow the following tips and get ready for the appreciation:

1.Designate different zones

First of all, creation of zones will make the space more wide and big. Then you can prepare for sitting arrangement correctly. Proper space can give you a confidence of big home with big heart.

2.Give furniture purpose

The easiest way to entertain the guests is through furniture. You can create a more intimate setting with a group of club chairs, or have a game table or dining table set up with multiple chairs. You can also have a designated space with sofas and chairs facing each other so guests can easily converse.

3.Make your own wall photo mural

Wall papers are trendy in days. Create your own wall by the family picture or with your favourite star or either with 3D look. A printable wall makes your room feel much larger without the cost of paint or wallpaper.

4.Put some potted plants in your room

Plants give the feel of nature nearby. Decorate your room with the pots of different plants with some messages on them like Thank You, I love You that can also make the relation strong between the family.

5.Hang customized lights

To twinkle the rooms in house, you can hang the lights which are made from cardboard letters and electrical tapes. Leave the boring hanging tubelights and bulbs.

6.Illuminate your photos by shiny lights

Make your home attractive by illuminating the photos with the lights. Different colour lights make the photos more highlighted and embossed.

7.Build a movable accessory display

This is something very new. You can build your own accessory display which is movable, so you can easily put it anywhere in the house either at your bed room or drawing room and make it a point of attraction of your home.


By Shikha Mehta

Wefornews Bureau


4 expert tips to maintain your skin during winter



New Delhi, Dec 12: Ready with your new winter look but not ready to deal with the harsh winter weather?

While winter is all about snuggling into cozy quilts, sitting by the heater and sipping hot drinks, it is also about dealing with dry skin, chapped lips, and cracked heels. Dr. Chandrika Mahendra, Principal Scientist, Personal Care, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares her expertise on keeping your skin healthy during winter.

*Nourish the skin from within

Moisturising your dry skin every now and then during winter can be a little annoying. All you need to keep your skin soft and supple is an intensive skin care product that is enriched with the goodness of cocoa butter. Cocoa contains antioxidants that help repair skin cells.

* Keep yourself hydrated

While your skin needs essential minerals and vitamins, drinking water is a must to keep your body adequately hydrated. We are less likely to feel thirsty during winter. However, consuming warm water will help in flushing out toxins and enhancing blood circulation. So, ensure you drink two to three liters of water a day.

* Say goodbye to chapped lips

Dry weather and chapped lips go together. Therefore, it is important to keep your lips moisturized and healthy during the winter months. For soft and smooth lips, look for herbal products with 100 per cent natural color, antioxidants, and Vitamin E.

* Follow your workout routine

Winter can often make you lazy and drowsy. It is crucial to stay active and fit to speed up your metabolism for a healthy body and skin. Regular workouts increase your body’s strength, boost your energy levels, and improve skin health. So, make time for a quick run, join a gym, or take a stroll in the garden, but don’t let winter hinder your schedule.


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Exfoliate, apply sunscreen to get rid of dry skin



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New Delhi, Dec 10: Most people associate winter with dry skin. To counter the flaking skin, exfoliate your lips, face and body once a week, and don’t forget your sunscreen, suggest experts.

Pallavi Mehra, Marketing Manager at VanityCask, and Arzoo Shah, make-up artist at MyGlamm, have shared how:

* Exfoliate lips: Treat your uneven dry and chapped lips with luxurious lip scrub pertaining feed for one’s lips with essential plant extracts. Fuse ground coffee with brown sugar and macadamia oil to get a pout as soft as velvet.

* Choose a radiant base: To get that perfect sheen, opt for a radiant and dewy finish foundation. A peach and pumpkin palette is the perfect substitute to bronzer during winter season to achieve a natural look.

* Cream-based blushes: To bring back that healthy flush and imperceptible glow this winter, cream blush is the need of the hour. A hint of both colour and moisture formula giving cheeks a three dimensional look bring the contours of the cheeks forward.

* Hydrating primer: A lightweight, serum-like textured primer provides a great canvas for make-up. An illuminating primer mattifies skin for that extra dose of radiance.

* SPF: Applying sunscreen to your face and hands every morning is essential. If you are anxious about the chemicals in sunscreens with high SPF, you can opt for children’s sunscreen as it’s just as effective and extra gentle on your skin.

* Don’t shy away from supplements: Take supplements to give your skin some additional lift, particularly during the winter months. For winter, pay special attention to vitamins E, C and B2, which will support the creation of skin cells.

* Exfoliate: Between the cold, damp air outside and the dry indoor heating, your skin cells are majorly dehydrated, which can lead to a build-up of dead skin that can eventually clog your pores. Exfoliate your body once a week and your face once or twice a week, but make sure you don’t over exfoliate.

* Use lip balm: There’s nothing more irritating than cracked dry lips. A good lip balm is the key to getting soft lips.

You don’t need to limit your Vaseline or lip balm to your lips. You can apply it under the eyes at night to keep away crow’s feet, and also use it to tackle dry skin on your face. You can even use your lip balm on the ends of your hair or to tame fly always if you need a little extra moisture.


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Quick recipes for the burger-lover in you




New Delhi, Dec 7: If you are a burger lover or want to fix a burger quickly for uninvited guests, here are a few recipes which can save the day.

Recipes by Chef Gaurav Chadha, in-house chef, Dr. Oetker India Pvt Ltd:

* Chicken and egg burger: Heat oil in a kadhai on medium flame and fry the burger patty until light brown in colour. Spread one tablespoon burger mayonnaise on each half of the burger bun. On the bottom half of the burger bun place lettuce leaf, followed by onion rings, chicken burger patty, tomato slices, and fried egg. Add a dollop of mayonnaise on egg. Top it up with the other half of the bun. Serve.

* Aloo tikki burger: Spread one tablespoon burger mayonnaise on each half of burger bun. On bottom half of burger bun, place burger patty, tomato slices, onion slices. Add a dollop of mayo and top it up with other half of the bun.

* Mayo vada pav burger: Heat one tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan (medium flame), add mustard seeds, curry leaves, one teaspoon (tsp) turmeric powder, potato and salt. Stir well and cook it for 1-2 minutes. Make smooth batter using besan, red chilli powder, turmeric and water. Heat oil in a kadhai.

Make medium size potato balls, dip in the gram flour batter and deep fry until golden and crisp on the outside. For garlic chutney, roast and grind 8 garlic cloves, dessicated coconut powder, peanuts, Kashmiri chilli powder and cumin powder to paste. Spread one tbsp burger mayonnaise on each pav, sprinkle little garlic chutney, place a vada and press gently. Add a dollop of mayo.

Recipes by Chef Nishesh Seth, Executive Chef, Le Meridien Goa: 

* Roast tenderloin burger: Marinate the tenderloin with rosemary, salt, black pepper and oil. Set aside in the refrigerator for one hour. After an hour, slice the tenderloin into thin slices. Fry the breaded onion rings. Heat oil in a pan and sear the tenderloin slices on the pan.

Cook for about 30 seconds each side. Slice the burger bun horizontally and toast each side. Spread mayonnaise on each halve. Place lettuce on the base of the burger bun, and then the tomato slices. Finally add the gherkins and close the burger bun with crown, lock it with a skewer from top to bottom. Serve along with French fries, ketchup and aioli.

Recipe by Chef Shivan Khanna, Executive Sous Chef, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi: 

* Cajun spice cod burger: First take a fillet of cod and marinate it with garlic paste, cajun spice, mustard, olive oil, sea salt, chopped parsley and lemon juice. Keep aside for 30 minutes in the fridge. Now take the cod out and dust with flour and put it in egg bath. Then again dust it with the flour.

Now again egg wash it and crumb it with Panko crumbs. Fry it till it is golden and crispy. Toast burger buns and put iceberg and romaine lettuce, and put the cod inside the burger buns. Top it with some spicy tomato ketchup and enjoy.


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