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Nitul
Jun 18, 2021
In Mental health
“The only way to change your life is by changing your habits. And the only way of changing your habits is by replacing them with the better ones.” Reading is a great habit. It helps you in learning new things, having better perspectives, and improving your life skills. Your daily habits have a lot to do with your mental well-being. The habit of reading daily can help you here. It does not necessarily be like reading an article on mental health daily. Building a habit of reading any good piece of content will help you improve your mental fitness. Any habit that shapes your personality, helps your growth and makes you a better person can be considered to be a good habit. Sounds familiar? Yes! You are right. Reading can be considered as one. But what to read? How can you know what kind of content is beneficial for your mental well-being? Well, its actually tough for a newbie reader to figure out everything at first. But, with a consistent effort, you will be able to do it effortlessly. The habit of reading and mental health: As I already mentioned, the habit of reading helps you in improving your thought process and making yourself a better person. Whatever you read, doesnot matter much in this context. The practise itself helps you in improving your concentration level and your thought process. Career and mental health go side by side. You cannot neglect any. But the reality seems different. Millennials are not giving enough importance to their mental health which eventually leads towards various issues regarding their mental health later on. Its high time now we start giving more emphasis on our mental well being. In this modern world, the contents you consume over the internet impact more on your mental well being than the physical environment you are in. You cannot stay completely out from the social media; modern life demands that. But what to do then. Here again appears the role of reading. Reading quality contents will help you in many ways: 1. Clear thought process: In this world full of chaos around, having a clear thought process is next to impossible. Your mind is influenced in many ways consciously or subconsciously. Saying reading will help you in building a clear thought process will not be completely right. However, the habit of reading will help you being focussed at your goals and staying away from the chaos around. Read: 12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson 2. Calmness: Reading books is a kind of meditation practice. When you read books, you get introduced to a new worldview which eventually improves your own thought process and as a result you start seeing the world in a more mature way. Not necessarily books, even reading articles also helps building a better worldview. For example reading an article on mental health on any of the high quality site will eventually help you to have a better perspective about yourself. Read: The Rudest Book Ever by Swetabh Gangwar
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Nitul
Jun 07, 2021
In General Discussions
Recipes for vegan meat crumbles offer an economical solution to making quick and easy, delicious meals. And, if you’re really looking to save money while eating a healthy diet, homemade vegan meat crumbles are the way to go. This recipe is simple and easy to make, using ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry — and it’s a great way to get creative with your own flavors. Why homemade vegan meat crumbles are a great addition to your recipe book: If you’re looking for a healthier option to ground meat in recipes like meatballs, spaghetti, or tacos then homemade vegan beef crumbles are a great addition to your recipe book. You can make these vegan meat crumbles with: textured vegetable protein (TVP) a soy-based product that’s made from defatted soy flour the complete protein source that doesn’t include meat, try chickpea protein If you’re more of a fan of chipotle’s rather than mushrooms try blending roasted red peppers and onion into your vegan meat crumbles, or use canned chickpeas and a little chili powder or cumin to spice things up. Substitute of ground beef If you would rather make your vegan meat crumble with beans or other plant-based protein, simply blend drained black beans with onion and spices (the same spices you would use to season ground meat) and mix. You can use cumin, chili powders, paprika, oregano, or any other spice blend you have on hand and blend to create a satisfying and delicious sauce. For example: if instead of using soy sauce you wanted to use teriyaki-style sauce, you first cook the onions with a little chili powder and soy sauce. Then, transfer it to a blender along with the cooked and drained beans. Blend together and transfer fully to a bowl with a mixture of spices. Alternatively, meat crumbles may consist of tofu, chickpeas, edamame, or beans. Either way, you will want to cut the toppings into bite-sized pieces to prevent them from clumping together. Tofu and edamame are based on proteins for many sauces and traditional side dishes and they are local bargains. Duplicate the base protein and flavor of the recipe above and you’ve essentially made vegan meat crumbles. Now all you do is mix them together. With a little creativity here and there, these no meat crumbles can be made to your preferences and provide an alternative to ground meat in cuisine all over the world. The health benefits of a vegan diet The health benefits of a vegan diet are numerous, and they’re a great way to add protein to your diet while reducing your meat consumption. Some of the common benefits may include: High in fiber Low in cholesterol Better heart health Lower cancer risk Helps to main weight Stores like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods offer a wide selection of vegan meat crumbles. As they’re typically dry ingredients you’d typically add in a slow cooker, a homemade vegan meat crumble works especially well for busy families. This recipe serves four to five hungry adults well and can be doubled or tripled depending on the size of your slow cooker. The vegan Polish meatballs I grew up eating are delicious and comforting. However, the key ingredient is not the meatballs themselves but the potato dough that’s swirled in and cooked in ovens for hours. It’s this dough, not the actual meatballs, that gives these delicious, warm meals their signature flavor. If you can stand the texture of real potato flakes, these vegan meatballs would be a breeze to cook. Making it taste good It’s easy to get caught up in taste and give up on your health goals if you don’t know how to make healthy food taste good. But it isn’t as hard as you think! You can still have the same flavors as your favorite meals, just in healthier, more nutritious ways. Even if you are a meat-eater, the option to switch to vegan might be tempting. With the current pandemic, a lot of people can’t have meals together. While you might be able to connect through cooking, there are other options that are just as fun! Playing with flavors is a great way to have fun with healthy cooking too. You might not always end up using the same spices to season your food. But trying new flavors will keep your taste buds happy. Cooking method for tofu crumbles: Prepare tofu crumbles by placing tofu on a cutting board and chop them into bite-size pieces. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and onions, and cook, stirring often, until onions are golden and caramelized, 4 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, bay leaf, basil, chili powder, and oregano and cook, stirring often, until tomatoes are slightly wilted, about 4 minutes. Add veggie broth, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, covered, until sauce is reduced to desired consistency, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with raw seared tofu for texture. Is this vegan recipe healthy? Yes! For a healthier version of vegan ground beef, you should use only onions, mushrooms, and a gluten-free soy-free blend in place of bread crumbs. Ways to indulge yourself with this recipe... I love to eat tacos on taco night. (And I love the way vegan ground beef cooks in its own juices and becomes so tender and delicious!) I also adore pasta dishes! This tasty recipe serves as a great meat substitute in marinara sauce or on its own with hot pasta. Storing the leftover vegan ground beef Ground beef is one of the most versatile items to have on hand. It can be used in a variety of meals and sauces and is a great protein-rich addition to almost anything you eat. For the best results, try freezing ground beef. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a few days or frozen for up to two months. I found a great creative way to use up any ground meat that isn’t needed for tacos or burgers. It can be used as a delicious and nutritious vegan protein alternative in frittatas, quiches, lasagne, and cheese sandwiches! Vegan meat brands trusted and tested by others The brand name has a lot more to it than just the name when it comes to meals. You are looking for something to rely on for delicious cooking. Hence, why we handpicked these few brands that keep popping everywhere. #1 Beyond Meat Let’s hit you up with a fact, to begin with. Beyond meat has 1 million+ followers on Twitter. Check out this quote below by Ethan. Straight off it makes you think to shift towards vegan meals. Source: Twitter Other than the great following and quote, beyond meat offers tons of vegan meat recipes to go with their products. Their product range is massive and no wonder why people love them. Here’s one review snippet to support the fact that Plant-Based Meals taste delicious but not for everyone. #2 Boca Burgers Boca offers three types of plant-based meat products Patties Burgers chicken nuggets Check out this recipe is to die for Source: Instagram Similar to all big brands Boca has also made its place on social media platform Instagram. You can find lots of recipes at your fingertips. You can buy the following plant-based meat products from Boca Burgers American Veggie Burgers Chicken Veggie Patties Vegan Veggie Burgers Original Veggie Crumbles Chicken Veggie Nuggets #3 Gardein Looking for delicious meatless food? Garden has an array of plant-based options you will love. Besides being able to order online, you can also find these tasty treats in over 1,000 grocery stores nationwide. They can offer the products in the following categories: Chick’n and Turkey Beefless and Porkless Fishless Meals & Soups Plant-Based Jerky Source: Twitter Their social media followers have grown up to 53.7K on Twitter at the time of writing this article. Some interesting item you can find are: Ultimate Plan Based Chick’n Fillets Georgia Style Chick’n Wings Nashville Hot Chick’n Tender Teriyaki Chick’n Strips Barbecue Chick’n Wings Chipotle Lime Gingers Spicy Gochujang Style Chick’n Wings Seven Grain Crispy Tender Mandarin Crispy Chick’n Turk’y Cutlet Chick’n Scallopini #4 Lightlife Lightlife was founded back in 1979 and has grown into a solid brand. This brand similar to others on our list produces plant-based foods. These are then used for plant-based diets to serve vegan friendly community. When you think about it there are plenty of vegan options these days. Lightlife offers vegan products in the following categories: Plant-based Burgers Bratwurst Sausages Buffalo Tempeh Strips Smoky Tempeh Strips Three Grain Tempeh Flax Tempeh Plant-Based Meatballs Smart Sausage Chorizo Smart Deli Ham Breakfast Patties Breakfast Links Smart Deli Bologna Chicken Fillets & Tenders Source: Pinterest Get inspired, visit their social media page on Pinterest to check out some delicious vegan recipe ideas. Their followers may not be great in numbers, but their recipes do surely look appetizing. #5 Morningstar Farms They have been making and innovating veggie foods for the past 40 years now. What a great way to connect with the world on plant-based products. Let’s dig into starter options… Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles Grillers Crumbles Chick’n Strips Chorizo Crumbles Sausage Style Crumbles Veggie Meatballs Followed by some great burger options… Grillers Prime Veggie Burgers Spicy Black Bean Burger Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers Basil Pizza Burgers Original Veggie Burgers Meat Lovers Vegan Burgers Lastly, a great selection of chick’n items… BBQ Chick’n Nuggets Chick’n Nuggets Buffalo Chick Patties Original Chick Patties Zesty Ranch Chick’n Nuggets Sweet Mustard Chick’n Nuggets Source: Instagram Their Instagram page is also flooded with loads of great recipes and they have 49.4k followers to date. Is gluten-free an option for vegans? Most of these brands mentioned above are conscious of their vegan customers’ demands and dietary requirements. Assuming that some of them already offer gluten-free options and if not, perhaps this is something being considered. I did not go into detail researching specifics about gluten-free products and their availability for vegans. However, I am quite certain it is a possibility. If I do happen to find any gluten-free vegan products offered by these brands, I will add them to this list. Feel free to contact me if you have got a tip or information about gluten-free diets or products. Nutrition facts vegan meat newbies For some of us, nutrition facts matter more than others. If you are one of those, the great news is these companies have got nutrition facts listed on their websites. It means you can easily access them at a time convenient to you. Sometimes it is important to be mindful, especially if your body is unable to digest certain plant-based proteins. Make sure to consult with a dietitian for expert advice to avoid health concerns. In saying that vegan meat crumbles or began diets, in general, are rich in nutrients and a balanced diet is appropriate. The meals, recipes, and brands discussed in this article are merely a reference based on my research. You most definitely do not have to use any of the above-mentioned brands or their products. I am open to suggestions if you would like to see some more brands on our list. Conclusion There are many recipes for vegan meat crumbles that you can try out, but the one discussed here will give you a great place to start! I remember the first time I tried vegan meat crumble. I wasn’t expecting it to taste like the real thing, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was tasty! I decided to try to make vegan meat crumble on my own and I think this recipe is a great place to start. It’s quick, easy, and if you follow the steps, it makes a giant batch of food that you’ll be able to barely keep track of how much you ate. Plus, the taste is incredibly close to the real thing — if not exactly identical.
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Nitul
May 28, 2021
In Education
During the pre Independence era, many visionary leaders tried to reform and reshape the Indian society. Many of them tried to eradicate the wrong rituals and practices going on in many societies across India. Some devoted their time in solving the issues faced by the common mass. One such visionary leader was Gopal Krishna Gokhale. He is the founder of “Servants of indian Society”, a humanitarian organisation which was formed with a vision to promote social and human development and to overthrow British rule in India. Servants of indian society was formed on 12 June, 1905 by Gopal Krishna Gokhale. He left an organisation called ‘Deccan education society’ to form this organisation. A small group of educated Indians too were with him in the movement. The list consisted of names like Natesh Appaji Dravid, Gopal Krishna Deodhar, Surendra Nath Banerjee and Anant Patwardhan. The society hosted many events education, healthcare, against evils like untouchability, discrimination etc. Many prominent leaders of that era were also part of this movement. But this organisation’s base started shrinking after the rise of Mahatma Gandhi, who launched social reform campaigns on a large scale and became successful in attracting the youth. But, still it operates through many branches in different states of the country with its headquarter in Pune.
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Nitul
May 21, 2021
In Travel
Gairsain, situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand was declared as the summer capital of Uttarakhand after the governor Baby Rani Maurya had given her assent on June 8, 2020. With this the charming mountain state now has two capitals; Gairsian for the summer season and Dehradun for the winter. Besides Uttarakhand; Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh have two capitals each. With the declaration of Gairsain as the summer capital of Uttarakhand, the hill state became a part of this two capitals club. There had always been a demand for considering Gairsain as the capital of the state when Uttarakhand was formed from Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000. But Dehradun was declared as a temporary capital for being situated in the plain region. Where is Gairsain? Gairsain is a very charming town located almost at the centre of the state connecting the two regions, Kumaon and Garhwal. It acts as a bridge between the two regions and therefore is the first choice of many to consider it as a permanent capital of Uttarakhand. The town is located approx 270 kms from Dehradun. Gairsain was envisaged as the state’s capital even during the agitation. Later the Dixit commission formed by the state government to search for the perfect capital location, noted Dehradun as its interim capital in its report. They considered Dehradun to be more suitable as the permanent capital citing factors like distance from the national capital, Delhi, being in a plain area and to be less prone to natural calamities. Some interesting facts you need to know about Gairsain, the summer capital of Uttarakhand: The demand for Gairsain to be declared as the capital is not a new agenda. Many state activists were demanding this from 2000, the same year in which the state was formed. But why? The main reason for this demand is its geographical importance. Gairsain is located almost in between the two regions of the state; the garhwal and the Kumaon region. It is located almost at the center of the state acting as a bridge between the two regions; the Garhwal and Kumaon region. This mountain town is located at an altitude of 1750 metres above the sea level. The name Gairsain consists of two words in Garhwali; Gair & Sain. Gair means at some depth and Sain means rolling plains. The summer capital lies on the edge of Dudhatoli mountain ranges. Gairsain was celebrated as the Kedar Kshetra in ancient literature. It is the source of the Ramganga river. Garsain & Dehradun: The two capitals (A traveller’s perspective) Uttarakhand has always been loved by backpackers from all across the globe and more specifically by the adventure enthusiasts who love to explore the off beats. Dehradun is the first choice as a base station for anyone travelling for exploring. This capital city has everything that any Indian state capital has. However, the connectivity to other regions is quite good from Dehradun, mainly the garhwal region. You can easily commute between the three most famous locations in the Garhwal region namely Dehradun, Mussoorie and Rishikesh. Also read: Landour Mussoorie: The peanut butter capital of India. However, Before being announced as Uttarakhand capital; Garsain was not known to many. After being introduced as the summer capital of Uttarakhand, this mountain town is now getting attention from the travellers too. Hopefully this decision will result in further development works in the region. If you want to explore Uttarakhand, you can go through this itinerary that I followed during my solo trip to Uttarakhand last year. Trip to Uttarakhand: Best itinerary to plan 7 days for your Uttarakhand trip Also read: What is winter line? Why is the winter line phenomenon visible only from Mussoorie & Switzerland?
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Nitul
May 13, 2021
In Mental health
Whenever something goes wrong, our mental health is the one which gets affected the most. The ongoing covid crisis in India is affecting our mental health too to a very high extent. India is going through a very bad phase right now. The second wave of covid hit the country really very bad. The entire healthcare ecosystem has surrendered against the rising numbers of covid cases across the country. With the complete collapsing of the healthcare ecosystem in the country, citizens are now compelled to fight the virus on their own. Amidst all these struggle, fight and survival situations going around, mental health is the one which is highly getting neglected. Besides the health related struggles, the job sector is also getting affected a lot. A large number of millennials lost their jobs last year and a similar situation is going to arise this year too. The good thing about this lockdown is that people are getting time to be with their families and to try their hands out on their long lost passions. Some of them managed to pull out and became successful in shifting their career from corporate jobs to running their own startups, businesses or freelancing. Covid Crisis And Productivity Growth: A growth focussing society prosper more. However, in terms of an Indian context, we are still very far from being a society following a growth mindset. This ongoing covid crisis followed by the lockdown and curfew have changed our life to a great extent. Remote working and working from homes are getting a lot of attention now. Even some companies are opting for a complete remote based work culture. Meetings are happening over online apps like Zoom or Meet. Offline meetings used to consume a lot of time earlier. Online meetings appeared as a revolutionary solution here. Now you can have a conversation with your investor staying in the valley just over the Internet. Besides all these technical developments, millennials are now getting enough time to be with their families which is like a blessing in disguise. There is no certainty about when covid will end but one thing is sure that this new adapted lifestyle is going to be there for long. It's more effective, flexible and definitely better from the mental health perspective. How covid is affecting mental health? One of the highly searched queries on google search right now is ‘how to overcome covid depression?’ Besides the patients, even the normal people staying inside their homes start facing depression related issues. People are fighting on different fronts. Career, academics, life along with the struggle to stay safe amidst this pandemic. Situation is tough now, so should we. Career: Career is the biggest struggle amidst this pandemic. Thousands of professionals have lost their jobs and most of them have nothing to support themselves in surviving. It's a very tough situation for them. However, some of them tried some offbeat career choices like content writing, digital marketing etc and became highly successful. But yes, the numbers are very low. Money is a crucial element in a middle class household. Most of the family decisions revolve around money. When monetary problems arise, it often leads towards depression related issues.
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Nitul
Mar 31, 2021
In Career
India is going through a very unique stage right now. We are going through a kind of similar stage that the U.S saw after the dot.com revolution. The rate of brain drain has declined to a significant level and we are seeing a high number of Indian engineers opting for entrepreneurship. Many home grown startups have been able to make their mark at the global level. This is quite an optimistic scene for the Indian startup ecosystem. Many college going kids are also trying their hands out on entrepreneurship. Online business start ups are getting a lot of attention from the millennials as digital is the easiest mode to start on solving any real world issue. The 21st century is going to see a lot of revolutionary changes in the coming years. Virtual is turning into becoming the new real. Digital scene is going through a revolution which will eventually put us into a full fledged digital virtual environment in the coming years. There are many easy businesses to start up just from your home. Technology is the solution to many real world problems. It's up to us how much we can leverage out of the new age technology. Ideas for business start up: The worst thing almost all the startup enthusiast college kid does is not trying. We think a lot about our ideas, feasibility, outcomes and a lot more but hesitate to try out at a practical level. Until you try your ideas at a practical real world level, you will never be able to get to know about the feasibility. Ideas always sound cool, but the real struggle is to get the product market fit right. If there is no one to buy or use your product, your idea is useless irrespective of how cool it sounds. As Naval says, product market fit is essential, but the most important thing is to get the product market founder fit perfectly. Your co founders and the early stage employees will decide your success probability. If you are failing to get any co-founders, no problem, go solo. Naval in an interview with Joe Rogan in the famous Joe- Rogan podcast says about the future of solo founder startups. In the near coming years, we will surely see unicorns emerging from the content sector, specifically from the blogging and podcasting scene. As the knowledge economy and creator economy has started evolving, these segments will see some unicorns in the coming days. Frankly saying there is no perfect idea in the practical world. It's all about how well you are solving a real world issue and how many users are going to get benefitted from it. It's a problem solving game and nothing else. Most of the startup enthusiasts just keep waiting for the perfect idea to strike in their mind. But trust me, that moment will never come. The best is to observe and solve the problems that are around you and try to find the best solution for that. In the meantime it's definitely important to think about the scalability and the options for pivoting. Easy business to start up: The title is completely wrong. Nothing Great comes easy. It involves a lot of struggle, research, hardwork and the combination of all of these along with other factors. Copy Paste ideas are a different chapter, we are not going to discuss them here. But still there are some businesses that can be started easily with the minimum available resources. That doesn't mean we start googling about the business with low start up costs. Basically we have now various kinds of online support to test our ideas. The cost is very low to create an MVP in the digital space. There is no point to keep waiting for the perfect moment to startup. The moment is now only. If you have any tech startup ideas or any kinds of other idea, the best option is to create an MVP using the available resources around you. The next step will depend on the market response, scalability and the options of pivoting. Online business start ups are the great ways to explore our ideas, feasibility and solve the real world problems.
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Mar 20, 2021
In Career
Writing is an ancient practice in human societies. In ancient days writing was used to convey one's thoughts, mythological stories and social values to a large group of audience of that era and for the future. Writing has its own history. From writing on rocks, trees to the most familiar pen and paper method, writing has evolved a lot. Human history is incomplete without the inclusion of writing. But, the 21st century is a bit different. We have seen many changes in different sectors so far in this century. Writing is also not much different. The digital revolution has touched every sector including the writing method. Millennials are now more interested in writing on their digital devices than using pen and paper. It seems the digital writing pad has overpowered the traditional pen and paper method. Humans are prone to changes. The stage we have reached now is a result of many social, cultural changes along with the evolutionary changes. Writing has been an integral part of many civilisations all over the globe. Besides mythological sculptures, literature, ancient humans used to write for sharing their thoughts also. From that era, we arrived in the era of pen and paper. And now digital devices have changed the writing scene completely. Many new age career choices like digital marketing, content writing and copywriting are completely dependent on writing on digital devices. Millennials are writing more on digital writing pads than on paper either for professional or for personal purpose. 1. The demand: Besides writing books, countless new age options have emerged around writing over these years. All these domains demand quality service with the minimum possible time frame. This demands highly to be dependent on digital options. Digital writing pads help completing the task with a minimum time frame in a more flexible manner. 2. Flexibility: Pen and paper has always been the first choice while we think about writing anything. Our school life, college life and even various exams are completely based on the pen and paper mode. But the scene is changing now. Digital devices have taken control over the writing space. The best thing about writing on digital devices is the flexibility. You can write, correct, delete and design as you wish. The Pen and paper method does not allow that.
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Mar 11, 2021
In Travel
Ladakh or Himachal?
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Mar 09, 2021
In Life decisions
Passion or Money?
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Mar 09, 2021
In Education
Are colleges going to be irrelevant in coming years?
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Mar 03, 2021
In Travel
Anyone want to share any kind of odd, unique experience while travelling?
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