Karthik Muniappan

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11 Indian beaches away from the crowds

<b>(CNN) —</b> When dreaming up a tropical getaway in India , the first place that likely comes to mind is Goa -- a former Portuguese colony about an hour's flight south of Mumbai .<p>But the popular seaside retreat isn't the only sandy shoreline in India that's worth a visit. After all, more than 4,600 …

India

Maple to Morning Glory: 8 Magnificent Muffin Recipes

What’s better than waking up to the smell of muffins baking in the oven on a lazy weekend? Only taking that first warm bite! Bake a big batch for your kids or special someone — there’s a flavor on this list for everyone.<p>1. Maple Muffins<p>From Sarabeth’s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours, these hearty …

Nature trail: exploring Germany’s largest island

Can the contrast between Britain and Germany be more stark than when it comes to public nudity? I come across it on my cycling tour of Germany’s largest island, Rügen, almost as soon as I pedal across the bridge that connects it to the mainland and the elegant Baltic port of Stralsund.<p>I’ve done …

National Parks

11 Most Gorgeous Gardens Around the World

From Japan to the United States, the 11 most gorgeous gardens around the world will impress you beyond words. You’ll be walking through canopies of …

Meera Sodha’s tomato curry recipe

Last year I moved house and finally got a patch of earth to call my own. The first thing I did was plant seeds of my favourite vegetables in every inch of soil. I soon learned, however, that there’s a hierarchy of joy when it comes to home-growing, and there’s nothing I’d rather get dirt under my …

Tomatoes

21 Pretty Summer Dresses That You Can Wear All Day Long This Summer Without Changing

Pretty summer dresses have always been a seasonal staple, but this year there seem to be more options than ever that will look chic all day. Whether you're sitting at a café in Paris, on a hammock in Tulum or are running errands at home, a playful summer dress is the perfect look for any occasion …

Crunchy Honeycomb With Chocolate

Step 1<p>Make Cartouche<p>Line a round cake tin with baking parchment.<p>Step 2<p>Heat Butter Sugar Syrup<p>Put butter, sugar and syrup in a deep pan and heat …

Deep breathing calms you down because brain cells spy on your breath

Taking a deep breath really does calm you down by triggering neurons in your brain which tell the body it is time to relax, a new study has found.<p>Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California have identified 175 brain cells which spy on the breath and alter …

Stanford University

A good-looking bird: the bush stone-curlew that loves its own reflection

A bird that was photographed staring at its own reflection has risen to fame in Australia after university students made it its own Facebook page.<p>The bush stone-curlew appeared on campus at Queensland University of Technology in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, on Tuesday, where it was spotted standing in …

Birds

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