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

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


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

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

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