NTU Singapore scientists develop antibacterial gel bandage using durian husk

“With the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the world will need multiple alternative ways to prevent infections. An effective way to protect open wounds is with antimicrobial bandages that are biocompatible and safe for prolonged use by humans. This is especially important for diabetic patients suffering from chronic wounds,” explained Prof Chen, the Michael Fam Chair Professor in Food Science and Technology at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

“By using waste products which are currently discarded in large quantities – durian husks and glycerol – we could turn waste into a valuable biome

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Vegan Recipe : Healthy Homestyle Cabbage Sabzi

Inhale Peace; Exhale Love. Joy will Follow! - RUELHA

I’m pretty certain everyone knows cabbage is extremely healthy. It has so much fiber and an insane amount of vitamin C. Yes, a whole lot more than many fruits too. They are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants reducing inflammation, thereby keeping your cells and your skin younger and healthier. It is so affordable and easily available throughout the country. There is so much you can do with cabbage. I have made many fancy dishes using this humble vegetable. But, today I bring you a simple, quick, easy and extremely healthy way to cook this guy with just a handful of ingredients. So let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cabbage, sliced
  • 1 green or red capsicum/bell pepper, sliced(optional)
  • 1.5 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • 3/4th tsp turmeric powder
  • seasonings, as per taste

Method:

  • Chop all the vegetables and keep them ready. Gather all your…

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Vegan Recipe : Simple Homestyle Soyabean Curry

Inhale Peace; Exhale Love. Joy will Follow! - RUELHA

So, I have ditched the fancy-schmancy cooking and now I’m into simple, healthy cooking that does not require exotic ingredients and state-of-the-art equipment. {I still have my Makhani, Kadhai and Lababdar days….but not as much as before 😉 } If you’ve been following my posts, my new mantra is Sundar-Sasta-Tikau. That literally translates to Beautiful-Cheap-Durable. This kind of food would be suitable for health and fitness aficionados, bachelors and students who do not have access to much variety, huge varieties/fresh markets, food processors, ovens etc. and people who wish to simplify their life with minimal belongings or hope to keep it simple to avoid stress and decision fatigue. Also, if you’re on a budget or would like to minimize the time you spend sweating it out in the kitchen, I have quite a few recipes to share with you. Let’s look at some humble pulses like soya beans now.

Soya…

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Myanmar Soldiers Burn Man Alive in Weekend Orgy of Junta Violence — Radio Free Asia

Security forces in Myanmar unleashed machine guns and grenades on protesters Sunday, a day after the army’s slaughter of more than 100 protesters sparked demands for international action and marauding troops n Mandalay burned a night watchman alive while shooting at people who tried to help him.

A witness said the man was still alive and screaming for help when soldiers threw him onto a pile of burning tires, but non-stop gunfire prevented onlookers from coming to his aid.

“They dragged him and threw him into the burning flames,” said a local woman who witnessed the incident in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city.

“Only bones were left by the fire. It was a very inhumane, wild and cruel act. They burned him alive,” she said.

The 13 deaths in Yangon, Sagaing, Mandalay and other regions–following Saturday’s killing of  114 people, including six children–pushed the death toll since the coup to over 450 people, as international condemnation poured in along with calls for action to halt the violence.

 

Source: Myanmar Soldiers Burn Man Alive in Weekend Orgy of Junta Violence — Radio Free Asia

Forgiveness { how to use forgiveness as a tool in your life}

Reaching for the stars

The power of moving on

Forgiveness is the power that will change a life of defeat into one of victory, forgiveness is intentional and voluntary. When you forgive someone or even yourself you let go of the negative emotions that will be surrounding you and in a way hindering your progress.

Forgiveness does not mean you have to forget, or you have to condone excuses and bad behavior. Forgiveness has to start somewhere, Maybe you were deeply hurt in life and no matter how much you try to move on and try to forget it’s impossible so you start hating more and begin to seek or have vengeful thoughts.

I know life is not just that you can just wake up today and forgive and forget, then it will be over and done with. Forgiveness is a process it may take a lifetime to fully heal for some wounds and…

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Bridge On The River Kopai

Weekend Stories by Trishikh

A strong and assertive old-man stood on the edge of the Khoai, a canyon of purple geological rock formation naturally created by millions of years of effect of wind and water erosion on red laterite soil rich in iron oxide commonly found in the region.

From, top of the purple hill the greybeard looked at the wooden bridge that spanned across the tranquil waters of the Kopai, a tributary of the Bakreshwar River, which flows past the present-day towns of Santiniketan, Bolpur, Kankalitala, Kirnahar and Labhpur in the Birbhum district of Eastern India’s West Bengal state.

The year was around 2000 BC. A descendant of king Pandu of Mahabharata was ruling the land, however long gone were the illustrious days of the Panch Pandavas – five brothers, Yudhishthir, Bhim, Arjun, Nakul and Sahadev and their glorious reign.

The king that ruled now was no comparison to his ancestors. He…

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