We reach out to New Zealand to get a taste of the exotic and world-renowned kiwifruit. But what we didn’t know is that we have such fruit in our very own backyard, in India’s northeastern state, Arunachal Pradesh.
You would love to cruise through the region around Raliang in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills District. This is the beautiful 'Lakadong Country' that courses through gently rolling hills, verdant forests, and fields that boast of a variety of crops including the one-of-its-kind Lakadong, the world's best turmeric.
Honey and turmeric are two ingredients in Indian kitchens that are known to have a plethora of health benefits. When both these ingredients are combined, you can gauge the efficacy of the blend. If you are browsing eCommerce spaces for buying raw honey online, you must check out the turmeric twist honey from Zizira that is sourced from the pristine lands of Meghalaya and brought directly to you.
Herbs and spices have a rich history of being the key kitchen ingredients in the Asian continent, especially in India. While some of them are best known to enhance the flavor and aroma of delicacies, some are highly celebrated for their medicinal and immunity-boosting properties.
If you are always thinking about what the next thing is, you can make using the ingredients you have, then you are indeed just like me! All you care about is being able to provide healthy options for your family but at the same time delicious enough for them to want to continue this healthy snacking habit.
Like most people the world over, the Khasis of Meghalaya too love chillies. They have been raising varieties of these fiery plants in their backyards ever since the Christian missionaries introduced them into the Northeastern part of India … maybe five centuries ago.
In today’s world, weight loss is something that many of us are striving for. While there are several weight loss hacks and fads out there, turmeric coffee is one that’s been trending. Curious, and as a lover of turmeric and its benefits, I decided to hop on the bandwagon and test the hype myself. Does turmeric weight loss work?
The Khasis of Meghalaya are an ancient and vibrant tribe. They are one of those matrilineal and matrilocalsocieties where lineage and kinship flow from the female line. The Khasi woman, not the man, is the one who passes on the family name to progeny. She
For India’s Northeasterners, a meal without chilli is incomplete. In this hotspot region of rich biodiversity, varieties of chilli jostle for space among a plethora of landrace crops not found anywhere else in the country. The Capsicum, or chilli, species that exist here count among the world’s fiercest. The fearsome Bhut Jolokia leads the crowd with the hotness of over 1 million Scoville Heat Units!
At the heart of Shillong, food, and music are traditions that are ingrained in our culture. You'd be surprised to know that the most authentic places to experience Shillong food, is not at a hotel, but it's on the nooks and crannies of the city.
As part of Zizira's effort at 'getting to know the agricultural and other livelihood imporvement potentials of Meghalaya', a team of three visited the office of the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA), Shillong and met with its Director, Mr Aiban Swer, in mid-September 2015.
India is on the brink of an exploding workforce that will need a sustainable means of livelihood in the immediate future. The Census of India 2011 estimates that by 2020, over 65% of the country’s population will attain working age, which has been summed up as India’s “demographic dividend”. But on the other hand, there is also the fact that one out of every three graduates in India is unemployed.