Winterize your home-Now!

As we enter the cold part of the year, here are 50 tips for how to winterize your home. 1.    Replace any old or inefficient windows. Windows are one of the major ways heat leaks out of your house.2.    Seal off drafty windows and patio doors with clear plastic.3.    If you have a lot of […]

In search of an elusive Shangri-la

Nagaland, situated in the northeastern corner of India, to many people remains elusive and mythical like a name taken from one of J.R.R Tolkein’s novels.  Images of pristine landscapes, dotted with picturesque huts and rice terraces, colourfully dressed people in traditional clothes, donned with their spears and exquisite cowry shells, beads, and Hornbill feathers continue […]

Winter is finally here…

Banana Bread Ingredients• 100g sultanas • 75ml bourbon or dark rum • 175g plain flour • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 125g unsalted butter, melted • 150g sugar • 2 large eggs • 4 small, very ripe bananas (about 300g weighed without skin), mashed • […]

Kick Back Life

Dr Areno Odyuo, PT,ACE, member of American Council on Exercise, is a successful Personal Trainer based in Dimapur. She specializes in Weight loss & Body Toning. Contact her at fitnfinefitnes@gmail.com or 8974036994   Getting oneself FIT is something we are being progressively aware of in this fast world. For most people the hardest part of […]

25 Decorating Tips for 2011

Our goal is to stay one step ahead of the trends in decoration. With the entry of the New Year, here are our tips for decorating in 2011. It will be a year of color, patterns and inspiration.•    Use original patterns in your house and use them frequently. The patterns are the solution to poor […]

MasterChef recipe for Roast Pork and Roast Vegetables

Series: MasterChef 2011Segment: Celebrity Chef RecipesChef: Vincent Gadan Ingredients6 point pork rack, not frenched, skin on4 tablespoons sea salt¼ cup olive oilVegetables6-8 cloves garlic4 eschallots, peeled and halved8 Kipfler potatoes, washed and cut into wedges2 celery stalks, cut into 10cm lengths200g butternut pumpkin, skin on, cut into small wedges6 baby carrots, peeled and tops removed2 […]

Boot it right!

Time to break out the cowboy boots and jeans, riding boots and leggings and maybe your best black work trousers and those cute high-heel booties you bought last year. They’re all easy, almost no-fail pairings. Finding the right skirt to go with boots, however, is more likely to trip you up, especially this particular season […]

‘Saving animals is my priority’

Nagas are very fond having animals, birds and reptiles as pets at home, especially dogs and cats. We love to nurture them and have them as companions. So, how do we react when our pets meet with an accident, gets sick or falls ill? The usual way of using herbals and ayurvedic treatment available at […]

Why Murakami’s best-selling ‘1Q84’ is worth the wait

When Shinchosha decided not to run a pre-marketing campaign for Haruki Murakami’s new and highly anticipated two-volume novel, the publishing house must have banked on the book creating its own hype. It worked. The void soon filled with publicity and media speculation about the book’s only available information: its title.In the weeks leading up to […]

Overcoming High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertensionhas become a common disease for many people today, especially for those living in urban areas. High blood pressure or hypertension is one factor causing strokes, heart attacks, and kidney failure. And the worst excesses of this disease is death. Therefore, if you can, this disease should be prevented. If you […]

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