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The final The Telegraph Get Life Started Talk Show, part of City Centre’s puja shopping festival, took place on September 18. This time, in keeping with the festive mood, the subject for the talk at the Salt Lake mall was food and drink. Conducted by Rita Bhimani, it featured chef Sumanta Chakrabarti of Afraa and mixologist Irfan Ahmed who shared their gastronomic know-how with shoppers. While Chakarbarti whisked up a few quick salads that could be tasty as well as healthy, Irfan had some handy tips on making the perfect mocktail. The more time the ice sits in the drink the more watery it tastes, he explained. Solution? Add lots of ice and shake it up quick! And it’s important that the glasses be chilled as well. If you don’t have space to chill your glasses in the fridge, leave that extra bit of ice sitting in your glass for that frosty feeling.

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It was time for some healthy pointers at The Telegraph Get Life Started Talk Show at Millennium Tower, New Town on September 12. “There’s no such thing as an occasional smoker. It’s like cutting your body repeatedly with a knife without giving it time to heal! It almost always leads to cancer and ulcers,” said Dr Sanjay De Bakshi, consultant surgical gastroenterologist, CMRI (in blue). Adding value to the talk was Dr Bibhuti Saha, from the School of Tropical Medicine and consultant with CMRI, AMRI and Woodland Nursing Home. “People think that malaria means shivering, or that the infection can only be detected when the patient has fever but that is not the case — the patient might just feel weak and anaemic,” he warned. After the informative session, echoing all residents was Archana Hanasoge, who said that these sessions “not only spread awareness and motivate people towards a healthier lifestyle, but they are also important reminders to correct our unhealthy way of living”.

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