Embrace Nutrient-Rich Variety: Make Healthy Millets a Staple on Your Plate

Engaging in a conversation with Ashim Sanyal, the CEO of Consumer Voice, he sheds light on the significant uptake of millets by food and beverage producers in India. read more

Portion Smart: Eating Foods, the Right Way

Imagine a bag of chips. The label might list a serving size as 28 grams, but let’s be honest, who stops at just that? That’s where portion size comes in. It’s the amount of food you choose to eat, which can be more or less than a serving size. read more

World Diabetes Day 14 th Nov, 2023 – Access to Diabetes Care

Currently India is struggling with the triple burden of diseases. Beside the burden of malnutrition and communicable diseases, the burden of NCDs is increasing exponentially. read more

The Unhealthy Side of Health Drinks

The recent sensation caused by a viral video featuring an influencer discussing the excessive sugar content in a specific health beverage has stirred up significant controversy. read more

Hidden Dangers: How Food Marketing Tactics Impact Children’s Health Sabudana Unveiled: The Tapioca Tale and Beyond

Back in the 1990s, an indigenous chips brand captured our hearts with its iconic tagline, “Bole Mere Lips, I Love …………. Chipps.” However, this cherished Indian. read more

Sabudana Unveiled: The Tapioca Tale and Beyond

Sabudana holds a special place in the hearts and traditions of millions. These small, translucent globules have become synonymous with fasting seasons in India. read more

Unravelling the Secrets of Ghee

With a fascinating history that spans through the ages, ghee goes beyond a mere addition to our plates—it demands our attention as discerning consumers. read more

From Convenience to Consciousness-Navigating the World of Packaged Soups

Soup has always been a comfort food, warming our souls and soothing our taste buds. In our fast-paced lives, packaged soups have become a convenient go-to option. Nonetheless, are they as healthy as they claim to be. read more

Buttermilk: A Refreshing Summer Drink

Buttermilk is an excellent summer beverage that is not only refreshing and delicious, but also good for your health. Buttermilk has numerous benefits, including being low in calories and fat, high in protein and calcium.  read more

Women’s Health and Nutritional Needs

Every year we observe March 8 as International Women’s Day. According to the Unite Nations, the purpose of this day is to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention.  read more

The Worst Food Additives for Children

Food additives such as colourings, preservatives, chemicals in food packaging, and so on can have a negative impact on children and cause issues such as hyperactivity and disruptive behaviour.  read more

Eat Right Creativity Challenge-Phase 3

The Eat Right Creativity Challenge-Phase 3 was introduced by FSSAI in June 2022 following the success of phases 1 and phase 2 of the challenge.  read more

Maltodextrin: What is it?

If you go through food labels, you must have come across maltodextrin in the ingredient list. It is a commonly used ingredient in processed packaged foods.  read more

How Stress Impacts Your Health?

Stress is a natural reaction to the events we experience daily. It could be triggered by daily events such as running late for a meeting, being stuck in traffic.  read more

Choosing Quality Eggs

Eggs are one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods. They are rich in essential micronutrients and provide high-quality protein.  read more

Multi Sourced Edible Oil (MSEO) – Health Benefits

The nutritional habits of people have undergone a radical change over the last few years.Studies have shown that the food we eat and the day-to-day routine choices we make is directly correlated with various lifestyle diseases.  read more

Chocolates: Are they Good or Bad for Health?

Chocolates are either critiqued to have negative impact on health or are portrayed by the marketers to have health benefits especially dark chocolates.The truth is that the composition of every chocolate is different from the other one, and this along with the amount of chocolate plays a role in determining if it’s healthy for you or not.  read more

Diet Soda: Are they good for your health?

Diet sodas are a popular beverage all over the world, among people of all ages who are anxious to reduce their sugar or calorie intake. Instead of sugar, artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, acesulfame-k, or sucralose, are used to sweeten them. read more

Reducing Anaemia through Large Scale Food Fortification

Micronutrients are essential to sustain life and for optimal physiological functions. High prevalence of micronutrient deficiency is affecting the lives of more than 2 billion people in the world despite substantial efforts to decrease its prevalence for the past few decades read more

Is Inter-meal Munching a Healthy Habit?

The Finance Bill 2022 presented by India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 announced measures for a number of sectors read more

Cut offs as per WHO SEARO NPM is most relevant for Indian packaged food

March 12, 2022 | The Times of India

Packaged foods and beverages are readily available for the community regardless of income-level, geography or diverse occupations. Combined with aggressive marketing of these products read more

Is Milk Giving Our Children Enough Calcium?

Our mothers and grandmothers have always boasted about how good milk is for the kids, especially growing children, and we have believed it to be true for decades. Read more

Everything you need to know about packaged milk

Every one of us are using packaged based products on a day to day basis. But the fact is that most of us do NOT know what is Tetra Pack or any packaged products for that matter. Read more

ABCs of the processed foods!

Processed foods have become a part of our lives. Experts recommend to avoid eating them in excess due to their unhealthy nutrition composition or the additives present in them. Read more

A2 Milk: Why you should know more about it?

You might have heard about A2 milk and the claims that it is better than the regular milk (A1 milk) commonly available in the market. Read more

Are health drink powders actually good for you?

India is one of the largest consumer markets for malt-based drinks in the world. Malt-based products are marketed as ‘health drinks’ and are specifically targeted at children, and their parents. Read more

Antacids: Not healthy over the long term

There are these advertisements that feature individuals gulping down food in excessive amounts, leading to indigestion (also known as heartburn and acidity).  Read more

Health Effects of Acrylamide Consumption

Acrylamide is a chemical compound that is formed in some foods when they undergo high-temperature cooking processes like frying, roasting and baking.  Read more

Ceramics in your home may cause cancer

The findings, led by the University of Plymouth in England, showed that cadmium ceramics wares and glass painting in your house might contain high levels of cadmium that could raise the risk of cancer.  Read more

Parabens or Preservatives: in your food and makeup

It is common to find the claim ‘parabens-free’ on a label these days. Such claims can be specifically found in some cosmetic products.  Read more

Let’s Be Realistic About Eating Healthy

Instead of over-ambitious food resolutions, small changes in eating habits can make a big difference.  Read more

Why hydroponic foods are good for you

Our food systems are constantly evolving every day. Innovations like vegan meats and NutriLock technology are already transforming our food systems.  Read more

Wasting all that food

Think.Eat.Save. The people behind World Environment Day this year have most certainly deliberately left out the spaces between the words.  Read more

Raw fruit and vegetables beneficial for mental health

Raw fruits and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked ones, according to a new study from the University of Otago in New Zealand.  Read more

Foods to Avoid During the Indian Summer

Summer months in India are from April- July and one has to eat right to prevent any stomach prone diseases. To battle any effects of the digestive system one must include fluids in their diet.  Read more

Antimicrobial Agents in the Food Chain – Use and Misuse

Quality, safety and preservation of food products are universal concerns. Food producers and handlers use antimicrobial agents to prevent spoilage of food as well as to prevent food-borne illnesses.  Read more

You Won’t Believe How Beneficial Food Fortification Can Be!

Food fortification is the process of adding one or more essential nutrients to the food to make sure that there is no deficiency of any nutrient.  Read more

How to Detect Ammonia in Our Food?

Reuters had recently published a few investigative articles in which it was revealed that ammonia is being used in many foods, especially common foods like cheese, chocolate (acidity controller) and baked goods (leavening agents).  Read more

Organic Foods – Can they all be termed ‘organic’?

As organic food products start to find their way into more and more homes across India, the market suddenly seems to be inundated with all things ‘organic’.  Read more

Tricks to choose & use your cooking oil the right way

There are different varieties of edible oils in the market these days and picking one for our home is a difficult choice. Most of us tend to base our choices on our established taste preferences.  Read more

Traffic Light Labeling System

In 2007, Food Standard Agency of UK developed a method of labeling food with a traffic light showing how much fat, sugar and salt are in that food.  Read more

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)

Nutrition is a basic human need and a prerequisite to a healthy life. A proper diet is essential from the very early stages of life for proper growth, development and to remain active.  Read more

How to Reduce Food Carbon Footprint

If you are thinking of ways on how to reduce food carbon footprint, avoiding meat is the first thing that needs to be done as per most research studies.  Read more

Understanding foodborne illnessess

You might have read about the H5N8 avian bird flu spread in different states across the nation, and the food scares associated with it. According to a 2020 world health organization (WHO) factsheet, almost 1 in 10 people in the world.  Read more

Checklist for ordering food online

Ordering food online is part and parcel of this stay-home period. The process is simple and fast. You can order delicious food of your choice anytime and get it delivered in few minutes.  Read more

Choose that food pack smartly

Can you think of a life without a pack of munchy-crunchy food pack besides our daily atta, dal, maida stuff? Well, no! But do you read the information well before buying any such product available on e-commerce sites or your nearby store shelves? Read more

Supply Chain Finance (SCF) by Banks in India

In the intricate realm of business operations, Supply Chain Finance (SCF) has emerged as a pivotal financial instrument, fostering collaboration, and enabling seamless transactions among stakeholders. Read more

Family Floater Health Insurance Policies

In India, owning a vehicle, whether it’s a car or a two-wheeler, is a common aspiration. However, not everyone has the immediate financial means to purchase a bike outright. Read more

Two-Wheeler Loans: Get on the Road with Financial Flexibility!

In India, owning a vehicle, whether it’s a car or a two-wheeler, is a common aspiration. However, not everyone has the immediate financial means to purchase a bike outright. Read more

Portability of Health Insurance

f you find yourself dissatisfied with the services provided by your current mobile phone service provider and wish to switch to a different company, you can easily port your mobile number. Read more

Reverse Mortgage Loan

You must be familiar with taking a home loan, but do you know that banks also offer reverse loans against your home. This is called mortgage. Read more

Highlights of Finance Bill 2023

The 2024 general elections are just one year away. When the 2023 budget was unveiled, it was expected that taxpayers wouldn’t be burdened in any way, although the average taxpayer did expect to see tax relief. Read more

Home Loan Balance Transfer & Top-Up

Whenever there is an increase in the repo rate of RBI, the loan of the bank also becomes expensive. In such a situation, the EMI burden increases which affects the budget of the common man’s house. Read more

Directors and Officers Insurance Policy (D&O Insurance)

This can be said if we keep in mind the announcements of some major organizations. If the year 2021 was the year of The Great Resignation, then the year 2022 was definitely the year of retrenchment. Read more

How to save Tax

After the big increase in the repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the last few months, all the major banks of the country have increased the interest rates offered on their fixed deposits (FD) several times to attract new customers.Read more

Unit Linked Insurance Plans (ULIPs)

Unit Linked Insurance Plan is a great investment option. This is a kind of life insurance plan in which you will get an opportunity to build a hefty corpus with the convenience of a life insurance policy by investing in it. Read more

Home Loan Protection Insurance

Your loan is insured in the same way that you acquire life insurance, accident insurance, etc. In fact, when you take out a home loan to purchase a property, you are responsible for paying back a sizable sum of money.  Read more

Mutual Funds- Infrastructure Funds

Infrastructure is said to be the tangible aspects such as roads, railways, transportation, and electricity and so on which are indispensible to the day to day functioning of an economy. Read more

IRCTC Travel Insurance for E-Ticket Travellers

Who cares about buying travel insurance for rail travel? That too when one can get insurance coverage of up to ₹10 lakh at a premium of 35 paise for financial protection against rail accidents and other untoward incidents including robbery. Read more

Mutual Fund – Liquid Funds

Most of the people in our country keep their money in a savings account. Although there is no special return on this money, but you can earn more profit by investing your money in liquid funds. Read more

Tips to take Home Loans at Affordable Rates

Due to the Covid pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war, the rate of inflation has increased significantly around the world. India has not been spared by this effect of rising inflation.  Read more

14 Investment Options for Your Child’s Better Future

Parents want their children to be happy. They want them to be healthy. They want them to be successful in their life and have everything they desire. These desires are directly or indirectly connected to one thing- money.  Read more

Employees Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Many companies give an opportunity to their employees, especially senior staff, to buy their shares under a special procedure. This process is called Employees Stock Option Plan (ESOP).   Read more

⇨ Credit Card- Minimum Amount Due

In this era of digital India, credit card is being used a lot. Not only in metro cities, but also in small towns and many rural areas, people use credit cards.  Read more

⇨ Loan Against Securities (LAS)

Sometimes in times of emergency, we need money immediately. In such a time, instead of selling your investment, taking a loan against securities is a better option.  Read more

⇨ Gold Monetization Scheme

Gold is not only used as jewellery, but also as an investment. Gold jewellery or coins are often kept in the house. You can earn money just by keeping gold in the house. Read more

⇨ Tips for Safe Online Financial Transactions

The country is moving towards Digital India. There are many benefits of going digital. Along with advantages, it also has its disadvantages. Many incidents of online financial fraud keep coming to the fore from across the country. Read more

⇨ Mutual Funds Investing: Is It That Hard?

Do you get heavy thoughts after hearing words like mutual funds, SIP, investment, etc.? Do you start feeling that this is not your thing? In reality, this is because you have either incomplete information about these things, or whatever information you have is wrong.  Read more

⇨ Why are Cardiac Health Insurance Plans Essential?

Poor lifestyle, bad eating habits and stress is making people prone to heart diseases at an early age. Many celebrities like cricketer Shane Warne, TV star Siddharth Shukla, South’s superstar Puneet Rajkumar, actor Rajiv Kapoor, etc.  Read more

⇨ Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Life Insurance Policy

After the advent of Covid-19, buying life insurance has become a priority for many people. This epidemic has killed lakhs of people in the country.  Read more

⇨ All that you want to know about IPO

Investing in IPOs (initial public offerings) has been picked up lately. The trend is going to be here with Indian companies minting millions including the likes of Nykaa, who made its employees millionaires overnight with the listing.  Read more

⇨ Deets of availing a wedding insurance

Marriages are made heaven, true! But look at the present situation we have been surrounded with. There are slew of wedding arrangements getting cancelled due to the imposition of Covid curbs/restrictions etc.  Read more

⇨ How to nail a preapproved loan offer

Such loan understandably come with different terms and conditions those need careful scrutiny before going for one. Besides, to get a pre-approved loan, you need to follow the loan process completely.  Read more

⇨ Tips of availing a car loan

It is everyone’s dream to have a branded car along with the house. Car not only makes your life comfortable, but also reduces many difficulties.  Read more

⇨ Shopping online? These hacks may come in handy

Do you shop online while your device is connected with a public wifi network or do you check the seller’s details first before making the e-payment?  Read more

Why credit card loan is better than a personal loan?

Taking a loan involves plenty of permutation and combination; comparing which loan is better to take. Let us tell you here about the benefits of credit card loan comparing it with personal loan structure.  Read more

What does the new bank locker guidelines mean

The RBI has announced a few changes in the starting and keeping a bank locker. As the news guidelines are going to be affected from January 1, 2022, let us take a quick look of what it necessitates.  Read more

A handy guide to start a term insurance plan

Term insurance plans work as recourse to face different uncertainties. If you are planning to take term insurance plan, make sure to gather information about the cover amount, policy term, premium etc. The following article gives you an in -depth coverage of all things essential to start a term insurance plan.  Read more

What else you can get from an ATM?

Withdrawal of money, balance check or mini statements form a small part of a lot of ATM services. Read on what are the other services you can avail from an ATM.  Read more

Why Are Co-Operative Banks in India Essential for the Country?

There are a lot of co-operative banks in India and so long that we are just used to them being there. Have you ever paused and thought why India has so many co-operative banks?  Read more

13 Reasons Why You Need to File Income Tax in India

I am a tuition teacher, I don’t need to file income tax. I am just a middle-class woman earning some money from my home kitchen, surely, I don’t need to file income tax.  Read more

Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions (OSDT)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched the Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions (OSDT) vide a notification dated 31 January 2019 for redressal of complaints against ‘system participants’ as defined in the said scheme.  Read more

Ways to secure a Covid-19 personal loan

The need of taking a personal loan has increased immensely facing many unexpected situations including job loss, pay cut or any medical emergency/treatment. Small businesses too have faced closures or less revenue generation due to the ongoing situation.  Read more

Decoding the new gold hallmarking rules

The need of taking a personal loan has increased immensely facing many unexpected situations including job loss, pay cut or any medical emergency/treatment. Small businesses too have faced closures or less revenue generation due to the ongoing situation. Personal loans thus have emerged accessible to encounter any such instances.  Read more

All about Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak Policy

The Covid second wave has been proving frightful for everyone. At this time not only the number of Covid-19 patients has been spiraling, but the number death from this disease is also frightening.  Read more

Debunking Covid-19 myths

Mindfulness has taken the form of paranoia and is contributing to the current infodemic related to the Coivd-19 outbreak.  Read more

India unites with prayers and compassion to fight the catastrophe

The deadliest is again on us. It is dangerous than ever before, took lives of thousands already and showing no sign of settling soon.  Read more

 

Banned Single-Use Plastic Products Still Flooding Indian Markets: Study Reveals
Implementation Challenges

One year following India’s ban on specific single-use plastic items, a recent study conducted by Toxics Link, titled “India’s Single-Use Plastic Ban,” has discovered the prevalent use of these prohibited plastic products in five major Indian cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Guwahati, and Gwalior, notably in local stores and markets.  Read more

Are you a SMART Consumer?

You want value for money but at times because of marketing gimmicks, end up taking a hasty decision to buy products or services that are not needed or don’t have the desired features or are simply below the standards.  Read more

Difference Between Solar Inverter and Normal Inverter

When you plan to buy an inverter for your home or commercial space, the first question that pops into your mind is what is the difference between solar inverter and normal inverter.  Read more

Righteous move to remove ‘fair’ from lovely

Beauty is beyond color, caste, and creed. And the recent fallout by the several consumer bodies for promoting the notion of ‘fairness is determinant of beauty and success’ has been vehemently ridiculed.  Read more

Unit Price should also be declared along with Maximum Retail Price (MRP) on Packaged Commodities

In international and Indian market, loose products are sold in standard unit of measure, such as per kilogram or litre or number or length, etc. So for consumer it is easy to compare price variation of different retailers.  Read more

Kuwait Airways Held Responsible for Delay in Goods Delivery: Exploring the Theory of Vicarious Liability of Principal for the Agent’s Actions

Ordinarily, individuals aren’t held responsible for actions committed by others. Yet, Vicarious Liability allows one to be accountable for another’s conduct based on their relationship.  Read more

Understanding the Legal Aspects of Earnest Money Forfeiture in Real Estate

The practice of forfeiting earnest money in real estate transactions is a critical legal aspect that both buyers and sellers need to comprehend. This earnest money, typically a deposit made by the buyer to demonstrate their commitment to the purchase, can become a subject of contention and legal scrutiny if the deal doesn’t proceed as planned.  Read more

Mediation Act 2023: Important features of the New Law

The Mediation Bill was passed by both houses and has now become the Mediation Act 2023. The Bill seeks to “to promote and facilitate mediation, especially institutional mediation, for resolution of disputes, commercial or otherwise, enforce mediated settlement agreements.  Read more

Supreme Court Rejects Liability order against Railways for Theft on Trains

In a case before the Supreme Court against Railways, it was held that the theft cannot be considered a deficiency in the Railway’s service. The Court ruled that if a passenger is unable to protect their belongings, the Railways cannot be held responsible.  Read more

Insurance company cannot object about treatment to the patient, its doctor to decide

National commission has recently decided two cases on insurance wherein question before the commission was to decide whether the case falls under pre-existing disease and concealment of material facts at the time of taking policy.  Read more

Flipkart not liable as intermediary for any inaction by a vendor/seller

A writ petition filed by Flipkart, Allahabad High Court seeking quashing of the First Information Report (FIR) for offences under Sections 406, 420, 467, 468, 471, 474 and 474-A of the Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) Read more

An error in procedure makes an order Null & Void/a>

Uttar Pradesh State Consumer Forum reversed an order made by the Gautam Buddha Nagar District Consumer Forum, which had sentenced Ritu Maheshwari, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA), to one month in prison. Read more

RERA: Emerging as a Powerful Law in Real Estate

The news of 101 builders facing arrest warrants due to their failure to comply with RERA-
Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act orders has sparked significant discussions.
 Read more

A wrong medical certificate by a clinic causing loss of job opportunity in Saudi Arabia; Deficiency in services held

The Kerala State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission is currently addressing a significant case that has garnered attention due to the far-reaching implications of the central law known as the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010. Read more

Unauthorised use of Electricity’ defined by Supreme Court

Delegated legislation should not travel beyond the purview of the parent act. If it does, it is ultra vires and cannot be given any effect.  Read more

Important Judgments of the Year 2022 (PART-2)

We are presenting to you the top 10 judgements of the year 2022. This is the second part. This part has five summarised judgements.  Read more

Comparative Advertisement and Trade mark Law

A comparative advertisement would always involve the statement that the goods of the advertiser are better in some aspects than that of the competitor. But there is line that an advertiser cannot cross.  Read more

Repainted car sold as New- does Court hold it as manufacturing defect?

It is a case where the car was painted to match the original colour before being handed to the complainant. It was not stated in the report that the car was old or involved in an accident prior to repainting.  Read more

SC affirms complaint should not be returned for misjoinder of parties

The Supreme Court while setting aside the order of National Commission in the matter of Brahmaputra Biochem Private Limited Versus New India Assurance Company & Anr said, “If the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) is of the opinion that the Surveyor was an unnecessary party or the pleadings are contradictory, it should have struck down the said party.  Read more

NCDRC grants Rs 2 crore compensation for a wrong haircut

In a significant judgment, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal (NCDRC) has recently awarded Rs 2 crore compensation to a woman who had suffered mental trauma and whose career prospects had been adversely affected due to a bad haircut and hair treatment owing to the negligence of a salon at a 5-star hotel in 2018.  Read more

Supreme Court asks for impact study of Consumer Protection Act, 2019

Inaction of the governments in appointing president and members/staff of districts and state consumer disputes redressal commission and inadequate infrastructure across India has led Supreme Court to direct centre to conduct legislative impact study of Consumer Protection Act 2019.  Read more

Homebuyers can seek higher compensation than what is mentioned in agreement for delayed flat: National Commission

Recently, the Apex Consumer Court has passed an encouraging order for consumers whereby it held that builders can’t take advantage of the builder-buyer agreement to pay Rs. 5 per sq. feet per month as compensation for delay in handing over flats for unreasonable period.  Read more

Case Studies: Flat buyers can unite as one party against builders under Section 12 of CPA Act

This article will showcase case studies on flat buyers who can unite as one party against builders under section 12 of CPA Act.  Read more

If there are deficiencies in your flat, complain within 2 Years of possession

Any complaint against the builder must be made within 2 years of taking possession of the flat. If the buyer delays in filing of case against the builder for late delivery or other shortcomings in the flat, it is bound to be dismissed on the grounds of limitation.  Read more

Supreme court enhanced award of compensation and said it cannot go restrictive just because the victim is from poor and rural background

The Supreme Court awarded an additional Rs 10 lakh in a medical negligence case to a lady who was not immediately attended to and was snubbed with the retort that the people from hilly areas make unnecessary noise.  Read more

Establishing “she” appropriate portrayal

Time and again, women have been portrayed in a regressive way where she always shown to win a battle after a tough fight. Or think about the posh car brand advertisement..  Read more

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