Friday, 6 October 2017

Set up your very own herb garden in the kitchen

There's nothing that adds a burst of flavour and aroma to food like freshly-picked herbs from the garden! But for people living in urban settlements, often, that's not an option.

But if you want to grow your own herbs, you can still do so, indoors. And you don't need to have a sprawling patch of land. All you need is a bright space, where you get plenty of sun and a list of the herbs you want to grow. Choose an area in your kitchen with good air circulation, preferable next to window.
When it comes to selecting the soil and containers in which you want to nurture your herbs, go for a pot which is at least six inches or larger and has drainage holes. The larger the pot, the more room there will be for the roots of the plant to grow. As for the soil, opt for a premium mix that includes lightweight ingredients like perlite or vermiculite.
Depending on the size and variety of plant, you will have to water it accordingly. Keep the soil slightly moist for herbs like basil, chives, mint and parsley. A good way to check if your plant needs more watering is by sticking your finger into the soil up to an inch. If it feels dry, it's time to water it.

Don't forget to use organic fertilizer in the soil every few weeks.

Here are the various kinds of herbs you can grow in your compact kitchen garden:

  • Basil
  • Bay
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Mints
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Source: Times of India

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Reliance Communications to pick one from nine companies to develop Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge Complex campus

KOLKATA: Reliance Communications is said to have shortlisted nine companies, including Blackstone Group, Brookfield Asset Management, Godrej Properties, Hiranandani Group and Larsen & Toubro, from which it will select one to jointly develop and transform its 133-acre Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge Complex (DAKC) campus near Mumbai.

“RCom wants to work on the co-development project at its DAKC property with one out of the several potential developers who have expressed interest,” said a company spokesman.

The Anil Ambani-owned telco expects the new-look DAKC campus to start generating annual lease rental income of roughly Rs 1,500 crore after the next five years. After that stage, RCom expects to sell out and generate net proceeds upwards of Rs 12,000 crore, which will be used to cut debt to under Rs 10,000 crore, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Source: Economic Times

Monday, 18 September 2017

6 tips to add some drama to your home in no time

According to interior stylist Rubina Dhankar Qadir Din, "An easy way to lighten dark spaces is by strategically placing lights in innovative ways. Hang chandeliers or seat light fixtures on corner tables and then put a massive mirror opposite it to make them reflect doubly." According to Chawla, while a room looks warm and inviting with yellow light, it can also make an already dingy room look smaller. "To make a room seem fresh and bright, opt for white light bulbs," she adds.

Source: TOI Life