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15 Fantastic Green Diwali Ideas

This Diwali let's go green and give the environment the celebration it deserves!

Diwali is the festival of lights, a time for celebrating and shopping with your loved ones. How can we have a celebration respecting Nature?

1. CELEBRATE A DIWALI WITH "GREEN CRACKERS" OR GO THE WHOLE HOG AND GO "CRACKERLESS"!

Celebrating with fireworks and crackers is fun. However, it causes pollution - both air pollution and noise pollution, worsening our already deteriorating air quality that affects the health of people, especially children.

 

2. USE EARTHEN LAMPS & DIYAS

Let's use earthen lamps and diyas...


E223,E211, E440, E330 ... Mere alpha-numerical? Be aware of what these denote!

These alpha-numericals are found in most list of ingredients on food products packaging. As consumers, let's be aware of all the items in the Ingredients list.

What are they? Let's find out.

  1. Synthetic Preservative 211/E211 or Sodium Benzoate
  • Based on research, when sodium benzoate reacts with vitamin C or ascorbic acid, it forms benzene, a carcinogen. All citrus fruits used in jams, preserves, jellies and pickles, are rich in vitamic C.
  • The rate at which benzene is formed in the packaged jam depends on exposure to light, temperature, as well as the time on...


A traditional crispy snack or a rice accompaniment... the choice is yours with this organic Jack fruit papad!

Homemade, synthetic chemicals free papads have been a part of Indian food for generations, and an intrinsic part of everyday meals with rice. Jack fruit papad is a unique and delectable variant usually made in Karnataka.

Though native to South India, the whole country has grown to appreciate and enjoy the giant fruit packed with nutrients! Rich in antioxidants and minerals, and high in fibre, we need to use more of this fruit for consumption! This synthetic chemicals and preservative free Jackfruit Papad is made in the organic farms of North Karnataka, and is certified organic by USDA (United States...


How to save water when you water your plants?

How to save water when you water your plants?

Water, water, water... for everything we do we require water. States are fighting for it, and even the Supreme Court has had to step in to try to solve issues relating to this!

When watering our plants, we sometimes end up using a lot of water. This got us thinking. Could we use less water and yet still keep our plants healthy? Turns out we can!

There are a number of ways this could be done. But here are a few simple ones that should be fairly easy to execute.

  • Water in the early morning or late afternoon. This...


Fluffy, tasty pancakes for you... with this astoundingly easy recipe!

Fluffy, tasty pancakes for you... with this astoundingly easy recipe!

We sometimes tend to think that making our own pancake batter is difficult ... or even worse, it could turn out to be a disaster! So more often than not, we end up picking a pancake mix off the shelf.
After a couple of tries with various recipes and customizing it to the ingredients available here in India, we have arrived at this astoundingly easy recipe that makes tasty, fluffy pancakes!

Ingredients:

Wet ingredients:

Milk - ¾ cup

Vinegar – 1 tbsp

Butter – 2 tbsp

Egg - 1

Dry ingredients:

Refined flour...