Meenakshi Iyer writes on food, fashion, technology and health for Hindustan Times. She has worked with Indian Express, Mid-Day and Reuters in the past.
Articles by Meenakshi Iyer
India Couture Week 2018: Kangana Ranaut, Aditi Rao Hydari are showstoppers on Day 1
India Couture Week 2018: Kangana Ranaut and Aditi Rao Hydari will be the showstoppers for designers Tarun Tahiliani and Anju Modi on Day 1 of the India Couture Week. The 5-day event will also see a number of Bollywood A-listers walk the ramp for their favourite designers.
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 02:57 PM IST
Sonakshi Sinha nails Pilates in new exercise video. It’s only fit you follow her routine
Sonakshi Sinha credits her weight loss to Pilates, which she’s been practicing with her trainer Namrata Purohit of The Pilates Studio in Mumbai. In a new exercise video, the Dabangg star looks super toned and fit.
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 08:51 AM IST
Best cheap monsoon travel destinations under ₹8000 for a weekend trip
Best monsoon destinations: If you’re in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai or Kolkata, you must visit these lesser known spots before the monsoon is over. Here’s a list of unexplored, beautiful and budget-friendly monsoon destinations for a weekend trip.
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 03:57 PM IST
Losing weight too fast? Here’s why crash diets can be dangerous
Just like gaining weight too fast can be bad for our health, losing weight too quickly can be detrimental too.
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 05:29 PM IST
Fitness experts know how to beat weight loss plateau. If you’ve hit one, follow these tips
Weight loss plateau: Weighing scale not moving and is stuck at the same weight for weeks? This helpful beating the weight loss plateau guide will you help you get the desired weight loss results.
Updated on Jul 17, 2018 05:16 PM IST
5 breakfast mistakes you might be making each morning, here’s how it affects weight loss
Too many people make mistakes while picking foods for their breakfast meal. Either it is too sugary, high in fats or doesn’t have enough of good fats. Here are 5 breakfast mistakes you need to avoid to see results from your weight loss journey.
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Turmeric tea for weight loss? You have more options in ginger, lemon and green tea
Turmeric tea for weight loss: If you thought only turmeric tea is good for weight loss, here’s good news. Fitness experts say that you can choose from a wide range of teas -- from ginger, lemon, matcha and more -- to lose weight fast. Green tea is the best kind of tea to cut down belly fat.
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 01:05 PM IST
This young mother’s post about depression is very real and relatable
A 25-year-old young mother from US posted a photo of a pile of clean dishes on the kitchen counter and how it made her realise that she was postponing this task because of her depression.
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 03:43 PM IST
Benefits of curd rice, here’s why every south Indian swears by this healthy meal
Benefits of curd rice: Want to know why south Indians love curd rice? It is the perfect end to any meal and helps cool the stomach after a hot meal. As south India has a hot climate throughout the year, curd rice helps bring down the body temperature.
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 09:02 AM IST
Exercise tips, turn workout into a game. Here’s how it will help lose weight
Researchers have found that turning everyday exercise into a game is a good way to motivate people to get up and work out more.
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Cheese, butter good for your heart, in fact it can help you lose weight fast
Now there’s research being done to understand the impact of fats on our body and what’s good and what’s not. According to a recent study, whole dairy products such as full fat milk, cheese, butter may not increase risk of early death from heart disease or stroke. Good fats can also help you lose weight.
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 04:58 PM IST
Check out celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala’s list of easy, quick exercises while travelling
Celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala posted a video on Instagram where she demonstrates five easy-to-do exercises when travelling. These can be easily done in your hotel room, without any equipment. These are the best exercises for reducing belly fat and shed some excess weight.
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Keep your heart healthy, include these 5 foods in your diet every day
Here are ways to keep your heart healthy: Apart from regular exercises, you can keep your heart healthy by following a heart healthy diet. Here are 6 foods you should include in your diet every day to ensure overall health and fitness.
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 05:11 PM IST
Here’s why you should let your kids play barefoot. It’s good for adults too
Turns out, children benefit great deal by spending most of their time barefoot. It helps them develop fine motor skills and makes them better at jumping and balancing, scientists say.
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 09:37 AM IST
Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara Tendulkar is giving us major fashion goals
Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara Tendulkar is ruling the internet with her simple and easy to copy style. Right from posh parties at the Ambanis to holiday looks, Sara is giving us new fashion goals.
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 02:45 PM IST
Janhvi Kapoor’s skincare routine, here’s how you can get her glowing skin
Right from promotions to off-duty looks, Janhvi Kapoor knows just the right tricks to keep her skin looking fresh, dewy and glowing. Here’s how the Dhadak star does it. Lots of moisturiser, Vitamin C serum and almond oil.
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 08:39 AM IST
Juhi Chawla’s photos from her trip to Tibet are gorgeous and breathtaking
Juhi Chawla is currently holidaying in Tibet and Nepal and her Instagram posts prove that she believes is travelling to offbeat destinations rather than luxurious retreats.
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 04:05 PM IST
Keto diet for weight loss, study says it also improves effect of cancer drugs
Keto diet for weight loss: Keto diet, fitness experts claim, is good for weight loss. Now, a new study has concluded that it also helps control insulin levels, prevent glucose and insulin spikes.
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 07:22 PM IST
Eating burgers and fries can increase risk of asthma and allergies
Eating hamburgers and other fast food could put you at risk of asthma, says a new study. It can also lead to other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema (especially in children) and rhino conjunctivitis.
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 02:46 PM IST
Beyoncé and Jay-Z on vacation in Cannes is the best way to see France
Beyoncé shared a series of images on Instagram alongside her husband Jay-Z and their eldest child, Blue Ivy as they vacation seaside in Cannes, France. While the entire family, including twins Rumi abd Sir, was on the trip, the little ones were kept away from the limelight.
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 09:08 AM IST
Weight loss food, include these 10 in your diet plan to lose weight fast
Weight loss diet plan: Everything that we eat has an impact on our body, whether it is with respect to the metabolism or the amount of calories it adds. Weight loss happens with the right combination of proper diet and regular exercise.
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 07:10 PM IST
Botox or dermal fillers? Here’s everything you need to know about popular beauty treatments
Confused between botox and cosmetic or dermal fillers for your skin and ageing problems? This easy guide will help you pick the right treatment to treat wrinkles, blemishes and scar marks.
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Skin care tips, here’s what to choose between a sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF
Best skin care tips: Beauty experts say that most moisturisers with SPF are not as effective when it comes to protection against sun damage, UV-related skin ageing. What’s more, they also say that some products are less likely to be water-resistant.
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 05:12 PM IST
Belly fat is your enemy. Here is why you should focus on burning fat, not weight loss
Belly fat: Fitness experts say that many of our health problems are because of high density of fat in our bodies. A new study suggests that belly fat leads to Alzheimer’s in old age. Here are ways you can burn fat and lose weight.
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 06:03 PM IST
This photo of a dad breastfeeding his newborn is a lesson in shared responsibility
April Neubauer planned on breastfeeding his newborn daughter immediately after giving birth. However, when she was unable to, nurses suggested her husband take over and use supplemental nursing system to breastfeed their baby.
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 09:14 AM IST
Sonali Bendre diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Here’s everything you need to know about the disease
Actor Sonali Bendre revealed on Wednesday that she’s been diagnosed with high-grade metastatic cancer and that she’s being treated in New York. Here’s everything you need to know about the disease.
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 04:30 PM IST
Curd for good gut bacteria, here’s how it helps improve your immune system
Here’s how to improve your immune system: According to a recent study, good bacteria, which is found in fermented food, curd, among other things, helps build a stronger immune system.
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 04:26 PM IST
How to diagnose diabetes, warning signs include weight loss, UTI, underarm skin turning dark
How to diagnose diabetes: Hormonal and lifestyle changes put women at risk of diabetes. Here are six signs and symptoms of diabetes that you shouldn’t ignore.
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 03:37 PM IST
Turmeric tea for weight loss, this is one super drink you need to lose weight super fast
Benefits of turmeric tea: Turmeric has been an essential part of ayurveda for centuries, experts say including it in your health diet will help you lose weight and stay fit. Over the past few years, turmeric’s popularity has soared in the west too, with people looking for ways to incorporate it in their lattes and teas.
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 11:24 AM IST
Best monsoon destination, book your tickets to these 10 places to get good off-season discounts
Best monsoon destination: If you haven’t planned a holiday yet, monsoon is the best time to travel in India. From looking for dolphins at a hidden beach in Goa to trek through East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya, here are 10 destinations where you can enjoy the rains.
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 02:07 PM IST