Get subscribed to our newsletter
Get interesting updates to your email inbox.
By Puja Gupta
A hands-on mom, Raveena Tandon has not just portrayed impactful and memorable characters in her career spanning over two decades but has also been at the forefront of various noble causes related to child nutrition, women’s welfare, and empowerment. Speaking to IANSlife about child nutrition, the celebrity mommy shares how she ensures her little ones get the right balance of fun and health.
Giving the scoop on how she ensures her little ones are healthy and happy always, she says: “I have always been a hands-on mom and I believe it’s important I let my kids #GrowUpEasy and be their best and happiest selves. As a mom, I support their energetic lifestyles by giving them the right nutrition they need in their growing years. Also, as a family we’ve come even closer during this time, we’ve been spending a lot of quality time playing, laughing, connecting with each other, watching educational series, looking at old photos to bring back the nostalgia but more importantly, we have been exercising and staying active together.”
Follow NewsGram on LinkedIn to know what’s happening around the world.
We all know that kids can be fussy eaters but Raveena sure has cracked the magical mom code. Raveena stresses on the importance of experimenting with food keeping in mind the unique taste buds of kids as it is normal for kids to crave for snacks, but it’s important we give them a healthy snack instead.
Raveena says: “We all know that kids have a unique palate and well, there are times when they don’t want to complete their glass of milk. But, I believe, if made right, it can really be something your child loves. Dairy products are an important part of the diet because, in addition to providing calcium and protein, they provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals. To make dairy interesting for your little one, go in for a nutrient-rich, tasty dairy serve enriched with fruits to help your child grow up easy and have fun with food. This will not only delight your child but will also take away your worries of ensuring their daily dose of nutritional needs. For a kid’s diet, it’s important that we present our food in a certain way, so they enjoy having it.”
Also Read: Know South Africa’s Indigenous Cuisine
Lastly, talking about how she likes to inculcate a healthy lifestyle in her children, Raveena also shares tips on how to make nutritious food a fun experience for kids “When serving my kids something, I let them know what they are eating and why it’s important for their holistic growth and development. For younger children, you can engage them with storytelling. Make it simple by telling them how Vita, Calci, and Proto are the building blocks that will boost their immunity, give them the energy to run around and play and make their bones strong. This way kids are less overwhelmed by food and start to see it as a friend.”
Raveena, along with MilkLane, recently announced the launch of Nutrinos, a new category of ready-to-eat dairy that caters to the nutritional needs of kids and helps with their growth and development. A first-of-its-kind product in India, Nutrinos has all the natural goodness of dairy, which is rich in Proteins, Calcium, and Vitamins A and D. (IANS)
Facebook must pay a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million in back pay to eligible victims who say the company discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreign ones, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
The discrimination took place from at least January 1, 2018, until at least September 18, 2019.
The Justice Department said Facebook "routinely refused" to recruit or consider U.S. workers, including U.S. citizens and nationals, asylees, refugees and lawful permanent residents, in favor of temporary visa holders. Facebook also helped the visa holders get their green cards, which allowed them to work permanently
In a separate settlement, the company also agreed to train its employees in anti-discrimination rules and conduct wider searches to fill jobs.
The fines and back pay are the largest civil awards ever given by the DOJ's civil rights division in its 35-year history.
"Facebook is not above the law and must comply with our nation's civil rights laws," Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke told reporters in a telephone conference.
"While we strongly believe we met the federal government's standards in our permanent labor certification [PERM] practices, we've reached agreements to end the ongoing litigation and move forward with our PERM program, which is an important part of our overall immigration program," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. "These resolutions will enable us to continue our focus on hiring the best builders from both the U.S. and around the world and supporting our internal community of highly skilled visa holders who are seeking permanent residence." (VOA/RN)
Keywords: Facebook, Employment, Justice Dept., Recruitment
Tomatoes are a staple in the Indian diet, be it a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian dish. It has to be a part of each meal in some form. As puree, paste, flavour, or diced into the dal. This tangy, sweet, and juicy ingredient was not always Indian. In fact, it did not even grow in India until the British sanctioned it. It is a product of colonization and has come a long way to become part of our everyday meals.
Originally, the tomato was considered poison. Its actual native is debatable. Some say it is European while others argue that is came from indigenous parts of Spain and Portugal. Either way, it is a plant species that is associated with the legendary Nightshade. It looks very similar to this poisonous plant that tomatoes were not even harvested for a long time, for fear of picking Nightshade instead. It was believed that Nightshade caused the blood to turn to acid and that tomatoes had the same property. Later research proved that the plant itself may be poisonous but the fruit is not.
The fruit if the woody nightshade plant Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Tomato is considered a fruit instead of a vegetable because it is cooked. But this theory has an interesting tale behind it. in the United States, in 1887, a tax was levied on the transport of vegetables, but not on fruits. By then, tomatoes had become a huge part of the American diet and traders could not afford to pay the ten percent duty. So, they began to call the large loads they transported fruits, just to avoid the tax due. In time, this is how the tomato came to be regarded. Some scientists went even further and stated that it is a berry. Botanists claim that since it is a part that grows from the flower's ovary and contains seeds, it is a fruit and not a vegetable. But this is a debate that will never end.
Incorporating tomatoes into the Indian diet must have happened so long ago that people do not remember a time without tomatoes, considering how it is the fundamental ingredient of most cuisines. The tomato has a name in every language as well, so the trading between nations, the voyages that brought them to India, and the decoding of the fruit-vegetable must have taken place far earlier than our ancestors remember. Or, perhaps we liked it so much that we decided to use it everywhere and make it our own. Nonetheless, it has been a delightful addition.
Keywords: Tomato, Fruit, Vegetable, Nightshade, Voyage, Staple
Every child who grew up in the 90s and the early 00s has certainly grown up around Tom and Jerry, the adorable, infamous cat-chases-mouse cartoon. The idea of naughtiness and playing mischief had the standards that this particular series set for children and defined how much wreckage was funny enough.
The show's creators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera initially named their characters Jasper and Jinx. They did not plan for the fame that Tom and Jerry brought them when they released a movie by the name of "Puss Gets the Boot". This movie featured a certain cat and mouse who were a notorious pair, named Jasper and Jinx. When the movie became a hit, the names of the characters were changed and the show shot to fame.
Tom and Jerry became a go-to cartoon for children in the early 00s, and it was one of those shows with a firm foundation, that had already been in the running for decades. The original template had been planned nearly 80 years ago, and the makers did not change it. The music that was played in the many episodes, made a breakthrough in its own way. It is the most easily recognizable melody with utterly nostalgic associations.
Today, Tom and Jerry is still a household name in homes where children love cartoons Image credit: wikimedia commons
A set of supporting characters were defined for the show, to occasionally take the focus off the original pair. There was a large, black woman named Mammy Two Shoes and a bulldog who took Jerry's side. Mammy Two Shoes was discontinued because her character portrayed racist tendencies. A tall white woman replaced her, who was kinder and loved mice. Either of the women's faces was never revealed.
Today, Tom and Jerry is still a household name in homes where children love cartoons. There are a host of other shows besides this that aim to replicate the same aspects of the cartoon but do not come close at all. Despite the immense amount of violence in the show, it is a beloved pastime of parents and children alike.
Keywords: Tom and Jerry, Cartoon, Hanna and Barbera, Television