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New Delhi: IITians Prasoon Gupta, Manish Goyal, Badal Goel and Anil Nagar have one common trait besides graduating from the premiere institute. They resigned from their lucrative jobs to start a business on their own. Their endeavor proves that India is gradually graduating into a ‘start-up nation’.

IIT Roorkee alumni Prasoon Gupta filed his resignation in February 2014, and launched a quick service restaurant, Sattviko. The venture which is influenced by sattvik and yoga philosophy became a runaway success.

In no time, Sattviko outlets developed a staggering customer base who immediately became an avid fan of the food and beverages of the eatery.

“Our customers love and support also helped us win the ‘Best Debutant Restaurant Chain’ Award in December 2014”, said Gupta.

FRSH has enthralled its customers by providing doorstep services. It caught the fantasies of people by serving freshly sandwiches prepared salads and sandwiches. The founder, Badal Goel, another IITian ,  targeted those who wanted a break from the junk foods.

Founded in 2014 in Gurgaon, FRSH spread its wings at various locations across Delhi and Noida. One of the major customer bases of the company is corporate offices in Gurgaon. FRSH is also considering to initiate services in metro stations, apartment clusters and schools.

In November 2013, another IIT Bombay graduate Manish Goyal quit his high profile job to start Foodies Compass.

“As a backpacker and traveller, there was always this problem of what to order due to lack of visual and credible sources. So, we introduced this website and app where people can see visuals of food before they order,” said Goyal.

Foodies Compass, provides menus with pictures of food of more than 150 restaurants in Gurgaon, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. In very quick time it became one of the most visited food-based websites of India.

Yet another graduate from an IIT (IIT BHU), Anil Nagar, left his job at Cognizant Technology Solutions to set up his dream project Career Power in April 2010.

Career Power has become a reputed institution that imparts training to students for cracking entrance exams for getting jobs in the banking and service sector. Reportedly, around 85,000 aspirants have managed to get a job by studying in Career Power. He also launched a website in April 2012, bankersadda.com. The website is considered to be one of the most dependable websites among job aspirants.

With an increasing number of youngsters starting their own ventures, an overall development of India is inevitable as this would generate a lot of job opportunities besides strengthening the economy of the country.

 

(Picture Courtesy: www.zanebenefits.com)

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Here’s how you can keep up with your fitness this Diwali!

Do you wish to celebrate a celebrate guilt-free Diwali? Read on!

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Diwali does not mean you will have to compromise on your health, Wikimedia

New Delhi, October 17, 2017 : Saying no to sweets becomes near impossible around Diwali, making many conscious of their weight, calories and sugar level going up. Be active and restrict to two drinks to enjoy festivities with full fervor.

Here’s how you can keep up with your fitness this Diwali! Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal and Preeti Kakkar, nutritional expert at Credihealth, have listed what people can do to celebrate guilt-free Diwali:

  • Plan your day: If one meal goes for a toss, make sure the rest of the meals are on track. For instance, if you’ve reserved a table for dinner, then make sure your breakfast, lunch and snacks are balanced and healthier.
  • Festival and alcohol: Just restrict to two drinks. Alcohol dehydrates your body. Avoid taking cocktails and aerated drinks too as they give you just extra calories.
  • Be active: Physical activity will keep your metabolism active too. No matter what, engage in at least 20 minutes of physical activity every day. It can be in the form of dance, walk, jogging or yoga. You may find it hard to believe, but Surya Namaskar is the best way to fight exhaustion.
  • Don’t give up on sweets: It would be a crime to cut out the sweets entirely during this season. So, choose the healthier options and watch your portion size. Go for dry fruit, phirni, kheer, dark chocolate and date mithai instead of other sugar-loaded sweets.
  • Hydrate well: Don’t wait for the thirst to strike. Keep hydrating yourself at short intervals. Moreover, it will keep you stay full and energized in the rush of all preparation. (IANS)

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Hillary Clinton finds Yoga, Alternate Nostril Breathing helpful for Relaxation

Hillary Clinton has found alternate nostril breathing yoga technique as a mantra for relaxation and peace after her loss in 2016 Presidential elections to Donald Trump.

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Hillary Clinton VOA

Washington, October 12, 2017 : Hillary Clinton has demonstrated on national television how to perform yoga through alternate nostril breathing exercise. It is quite interesting to see Hillary Clinton has discovered the mantra to deal with stress.

In the aftermath of United States Presidential elections 2016, Hillary finds sitting cross legged on a yoga mat and practicing long inhale and exhale breathing techniques quite helpful. Hilary mentioned that she has been practicing it for quite some time and it has come across as a very helpful way.

The Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton has recommended yoga for everyone to try for relaxation. Yoga is an ancient Indian technique of pre-Vedic Indian tradition that involves physical, mental and spiritual training to relax the mind and body. Promoting the idea of practicing yoga for relaxation seems to be working well for Hillary, who found a new way out to live life and find peace after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016.

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‘Super Dancer Season 2’ Contestant Challenged Shilpa Shetty For Yoga

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Source: Bollywood Country

Mumbai, September 22, 2017: Actress Shilpa Shetty was challenged by a contestant of “Super Dancer Season 2” to show her yoga skills.

Shilpa, who judges the dance based reality show, was challenged by a contestant Jyoti Ranjan to perform yoga on stage.

“Shilpa was stunned to know that Jyoti used Shilpa’s yoga videos to master the art, so much so that he performs yoga now on a national level platform,” said a source from the show.

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“The actress performed yoga but insisted on sharing the stage with Jyoti, which the latter considers one of the best moments of his life. The duo performed yoga making the co-judges, Anuraag Basu and Geeta Kapur along with the audience give a standing ovation,” added the source.

The show is aired on Sony Entertainment Television. (Bollywood Country)