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The researchers designed the study — published in the journal SLEEP — to help understand how the endocannabinoid system — a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and involved in the regulation of appetite — connects short sleep and weight gain.They recruited 14 healthy men and women in their 20s and monitored their hunger and eating habits in two situations — one four-day stay during which they spent 85 hours in bed each night (averaging 75 hours of sleep) and another four-day stay when they spent only 45 hours in bed (42 hours asleep) After the period of restricted sleep study subjects reported a significant increase in hunger levels This was prominent soon after their second meal of the day — the time when endocannabinoid levels were the highest This increase in circulating endocannabinoid levels could be a mechanism by which recurrent sleep restriction results in excessive food intake — particularly in the form of snacks — despite minimal increases in energy need the researchers maintained Obesity and sleep restriction have become extremely common According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention about a third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep a night and more than a third of adults in the US are obese For news updates follow us on Facebook Twitter Google+ & Instagram For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vandana Kalra | Published: March 17 2017 3:00 am Tarini Sethi Top News Tarini Sethi acknowledges that most people are conscious of their bodies and it is this perceived discomfort that she wants to address To this end the Delhi-based artist embarked upon a “word-image” project a year ago wherein she invited people through social media to send her a photograph of themselves “in the least amount of clothes as possible” She assured them that in exchange she would draw them in a manner where their identity won’t be disclosed “It was not meant to be a flattering portrait but a representation that is jarring and possibly uncomfortable” says Sethi A graduate in art from Pratt Institute New York she has exhibited in the US and her last show was in Delhi in 2016 Within weeks the images started popping in her inbox The entries ranged from women in their twenties to sixties and a handful men as well “I had expected more men to be sending images but that wasn’t how it was” she says With a set of 40 photographs to choose from Sethi 27 started working with her pen “Even I was a bit uncomfortable when I got the first few photographs Initially with the people I knew I tried to separate myself from them but later I realised I could use my knowledge of them as groundwork For instance I added plants for someone who I knew liked plants” says Sethi She has titled the exhibition of these works as “Of Flesh and Fog” “It refers to our bodies and the mystery and drama that surrounds us” says Sethi The individual ink works are put together in the series “Enemy-Friend-Lover” None of her protagonists wanted to conceal their identity So she has a bespectacled Delhi girl Anwesha Choudhuri naked on her bed reading “about sex gods” while Sethi’s roommate from New York Hannah Rose is seen tying her hair in a bun with several potted greens around In another series “Tinder Gods of India” the men dominate Sethi takes photographs of men from Tinder a popular dating app and has them flexing muscles or posing as god holding weapons musical instruments and seated on animals She also paints a “hallucinated paradise” in the series “Utopia” where “the divine and the damned dance with reckless abandon” Patches of watercolour float over figures and floral sketches “Insecurities self-image issues and judgement do not exist here” says Sethi The exhibition is on today at India International Centre Annexe Delhi For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 3:56 pm Use creativity to make the world a better place (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News Like bitters enhance cocktails spices tickle the palette and a variety of additions raise desserts to an altogether new level it is innovation and creativity that make for an overall fine-dining experience stakeholders in the space say To this end if the idea of the UN World Innovation and Creativity Week (WICW April 15-21) is to remind and encourage people to use their creativity towards making the world a better place and make their place in the world better too —can the food and beverage industry be far behind ALSO READ |Love Indian street food Feast on tandoori mushroom nachos chaat chai samosa at A Grill Company But first let’s talk drink How about a Monkey Thandai with the base being Monkey Shoulder a free-spirited fun-loving three-malt blend with an easygoing smooth rich and mellow vanilla deliciousness It has in fact become quite faddish for the Indian summer drinker As for the main course changes in the culinary landscape are widening the scope for chefs today in terms of what can be offered says Arun Sundararaj Executive Chef The Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi “Innovation in cuisine has no limitations much like an artist who works on his imagination with no restrictions For example two of our star dishes at Varq the signature Indian restaurant are ‘Different Strokes’ — a trio of crisp ‘jalebi’ with saffron passion fruit reduction fennel and black pepper crust; and ‘Sweet Tooth of the Maharaja —layers of garlic ‘kheer’ and broken wheat porridge “Also one of the other treasured culinary delicacies at the hotel is the ‘Khichdi rafat’ an innovative twist to the humble Indian comfort food The unique recipe uses rice cooked with tender pieces of chicken duck and lamb and is flavored with aromatic spices and almonds” Sundararajsaid “In the recent past we have curated a series of specially-designed menus to offer exquisite dining experiences to patrons Each of the dishes across the hotel’s dining destinations is a craft in itself and combines the best ingredients from across the world to create memorable experiences” he added Working on festive menus is another occasion to present exquisite offerings “Over the years” Sundararaj said “our team has created an array of contemporary dishes each of which derives its base from traditional Indian desserts During Ramadan we created a unique take on the festive ‘Qubani ka meetha’ by presenting it in the form of a mille feuille We’ve reimagined the traditional delicacy and used puff pastries to give it a classic French twist” Chef Vineet Bhatia at Ziya (The Oberoi Mumbai) has always followed a signature approach and as a consequence redefined the way Indian food is eaten For instance Bhatia had way back in 1993 invented the ‘chocomosa’ which redefined the ‘samosas’ and took it out from a very savoury genre into a sweet genre Until that point ‘samosas’ could be stuffed with anything and more often than not this would be minced meat or chicken or prawn “We take Indian ingredients that one normally see in everyday home cooking and treat them very differently in Ziya… so for example it could be a ‘gulab jamun’ but in Ziya it takes the form of a ‘Gulab Jamun cheese cake’” Bhatia said “Hence I would say that there is not one signature dish in Ziya — it’s a whole approach of having a multi-flavour experience “Another example is the ‘dahi-bhalla’ as an ice cream It lasted for a long time on the menu and was so popular that we found it very difficult to take it out of the menu” Bhatia added It’s homespun ingredients with progressive Eurasian flavours for Executive Sous Chef Abhishek Gupta at Gurugram’s The Leela Ambience The ambience of the Epic – Global restaurant adds to his delectable menu enticing the five senses with soothing music soulful aromas and nicely decorated table spreads with a touch of luxury With intriguing dishes like pureed pumpkin with marigold flowers potato starch petals sambuca-infused sous vide beans cherries and gooseberry cooked with mild butter sauce farm leaves grilled with smoked butter and more “a prism of culture time and place is created which builds a deeper appreciation of how regional characteristics have shaped global food” Gupta said Molecular food is the name of the game for Mahesh Kumar Sharma Executive Chef at Dwarka’s Radisson Blu Hotel “I have done some Indian twists like ‘mishti doi’ —sweet curd molecular; mango sphere from mango pulp and ‘papdi chaat’ molecular I made juices and yoghurt spheres that were my prime molecular innovation in the food industry I have included these in a la carte orders and they are gaining popularity amongst guests” Sharma said “I have changed a lot in buffet presentation post my joining I have introduced new cold meats terrines and different kinds of salads in my coffee shop buffet I have done a lot of work on shooter and mixed-flavored juices “Since I belong to pink city Jaipur I have introduced Rajasthan’s authentic cuisine in my banquet menu in Delhi” he added Enough food for thought For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Damini Ralleigh | Updated: July 19 2017 11:49 pm “Himachali dham consists of vegetarian dishes served on special occasions like weddings or religious functions in Himachal Pradesh As a result meat and onions are not used in their preparation” says SumanSood of the cuisine that was traditionally prepared only by botis a sub-caste of Brahmins who are chefs Top News For home chef Suman Sood nostalgia for her childhood is loaded into air-tight pickle jars Born in Menjha in Himachal Pradesh she grew up in a large family and was introduced to cooking at a young age — mostly by way of pickling “My grandmother would say ‘those who are born in the month of bhaado (monsoon) make for excellent cooks Whatever they touch will taste good’” said Sood giggling at the fulfilled prophecy A grandmother herself now she makes more than 50 kinds of pickles that are traded online However this weekend Sood conjured a traditional Himachali dham meal for over a dozen foodies on the prowl for an unfamiliar tang with the help of COMMEAT a start-up focussed on building an online community linking home cooks and food enthusiasts “The real chefs are found in the homes of India We wanted to provide a platform to them where they could showcase their culinary knowledge and skills while introducing people to lesser-known cuisines that they normally would not get the chance to try Dham fits into our vision especially as it is rare to find in cities” says Eesha Singh chief operating officer COMMEAT “Himachali dham consists of vegetarian dishes served on special occasions like weddings or religious functions in Himachal Pradesh As a result meat and onions are not used in their preparation” says Sood of the cuisine that was traditionally prepared only by botis a sub-caste of Brahmins who are chefs The priming usually begins the night before as it did for Sood too who had assembled a plenteous spread of dham staples that she learned to make in her grandmother’s kitchen “Dham mainly consists of khatta madra and mah But it changes as one travels across the state What I will be serving is Palampuri dham in which dishes are a unique blend of spices and yoghurt since we don’t use tomatoes to make the gravy” said Sood The binge in Delhi was set in motion with Pakoodu with Chaccha spicy kalan dal balls served with a tangy raw mango chutney and Patode a unique starter from the region made with steamed arbi leaves “Rolls of arbi leaves stuffed with besan masala are first steamed and fried in little oil” explained Sood to her curious guests before they moved to the mains — Aloo Chana Madra chunks of potato and chickpeas simmered in a yoghurt gravy; Chane Ka Khatta a Kangri dham special of black chickpeas in a sweet and tangy gravy; Teliya Mah an almost forgotten recipe of black urad dal cooked with whole and ground spices; Ambua made with small ripe mangoes in buttermilk paired with Aata Bhaturu a hearty stuffed roti made with whole wheat; and Lungdu Ka Madra fiddlehead slow cooked in yoghurt prepared for only two-three months in a year when the fern is available “A dham meal is usually savoured in pattals while sitting on the floor” informed Sood Along with phirnee a rich creamy dessert made with ground rice flavoured with sugar saffron and rose petals she had also prepared the rustic Nashasta commonly known as Aata Seera “Wheat grains need to be soaked in water for four-five days but the water has to be changed every day The swollen wheat is then dried in a dish The wheat produces a pulpy fluid that settles at the bottom Once the pulp is completely dried it is scraped off and used in the seera” said Sood as her guests savoured the sweetness of her labour As they left she offered them a bit of her childhood in of course pickle jars For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Supriya Sehgal | New Delhi | Published: May 1 2016 12:00 am Neon signs light up the street food carts Related News I’ve never embraced the love for food I only appreciate it for its sustenance quotient but rarely peg it high on my list of things to experience when travelling But when one talks about Taiwan and its night markets doused in the smell of sesame oil I am the first one to volunteer for a midnight walk After all trawling the labyrinth of brightly-lit stalls that crop up in the evening and hold fort until the wee hours of the morning gives you a crash course in the native snacking habits of the country Sure restaurant critics would never drool over the array of edibles on a stick or the complete lack of subtlety in taste but an intrepid traveller couldn’t ask for more A collection of squid on a stick I hadn’t turned vegetarian then so a night of sampling some of the most baffling variety of animals and insects seemed compelling It had been a hot day in Taipei and till now the only daunting task seemed to be pressing through a crowd of teenagers clinging to their shiny phones to navigate to a clearing at Shihlin one of Taipei’s oldest night markets One cannot be too directionally challenged at Shihlin It comprises one road with a carnivalesque vibe — mountains of clothes junk jewellery electronics watches and quirky souvenirs — all laced with an additional tinge of bling under the halo of yellow bulbs Shrimps fried with batter Giving some relief to frenzied shoppers are food stalls so people can take a break from the unbridled consumerism and re-fuel with a copious variety of proteins carbs and various non-vertebrae and vertebrae — all in the form of soups meat-on-a-stick wraps and rolls With abysmally low shopping skills and interest my eyes searched for the most audacious looking spread on a cart I could see tentacles droop over a counter stinky tofu being drizzled with cheese and pigs intestines being rolled with precision to drop into a milky broth For some time I kept the camera lens between me and the treacherous occupants of the stalls It helped gather my wits and some gallantry to finally take the plunge and order myself whatever the locals were going for I was still making up my mind when a holler of “Soup snake soup” vied for my attention I didn’t need any further nudge to head in the direction of a snake-only restaurant A platter of snails I settled myself on a red plastic stool and a wobbly table outside the restaurant constantly fanning myself with a magazine to counter the heat and the nervousness of biting into something that has bristled on the blacklist of many Indian travellers My eyes darted towards a stack of glass jars proudly displaying their content — snake bits in a yellowish liquid My discomfort must have been evident as the owner of the restaurant offered some cheery information on his prime ware: “It’s soup Snake soup Good for skin Good for blood No fever” He would have gone on about the dividends of a quick swig when I hurriedly snapped my order “I’ll have a meat soup No gall penis or any specific organ” like the menu suggested He smiled The wait was excruciating All sorts of gut-wrenching images flashed in front of me Would the head be floating in green murky broth Would the snake be quasi-alive Would it be rubbery A platter of beef and lamb snacks And then the dish arrived Balancing a white bowl on a small tray on his palm I could see the owner making his way to my table He snaked through the crowds walking at a funeral pace between the tables and the restaurant He deftly maneuvered past them and propped the tray with a thud before me Arms akimbo he waited for me to take the first bite I hesitantly peered into the bowl and sighed — it might as well have been chicken soup With no scales eyes or anything to give away the source of the meat I scooped a few pieces with the salty broth and gulped it down Then a second A third without any trouble And then the entire bowl without as much as a peep It was delicious Rubbery distinctive in flavour but enjoyable Satisfied that another sceptical customer might have bought into the benefits of snake soup the owner swished his way back but not before suggesting a visit to Snake Alley I later learnt that it was a moniker given to the Huaxi Street Night Market where gastronomic adventures are notched up with platters of snake blood turtle blood and meat and deer penis wine which are seldom found in other parts of town Emboldened by my new-found adventurous appetite off I went to try the other more harmless delicacies like squid stew and oyster omelettes reserving the Snake Alley for another time Supriya Sehgal is a Delhi-based travel writer For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News Women’s clothing There is a wide range of clothes available for women online, when there is a new product release. they discovered. it is not so and Article 370 was only a “temporary” provision, A senior official said that 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