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Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Rita Bhattacharjee

Rita Bhattacharjee

Rita Bhattacharjee is a communications consultant with extensive experience in managing corporate and internal communications for companies across diverse industries, including non-profit organizations. She is the co-founder of Mission Arogya and Arogya HomeCare and has recently relocated from the US to India to channel her skills towards social entrepreneurship to increase awareness and reduce disparity in public health.She also writes poetry, some of which have been published in reputed international journals.
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The benevolence of strangers have time and again helped hapless people. Rita tells us about ‘crowdsourcing’ and ‘crowdfunding’ and how these have become a popular way for people to give a boost to charitable causes and social campaigns. She cites three case studies. First, Arian Chowdhury, a 12-year- old boy suffering from Hunter Syndrome, a rare lysosomal storage disorder. […]

Three Asanas and Sakshi Dhyana for Rejuvenation and Positivity

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Our yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about three asanas this week. She dwells with Sarvanga Asana and its variations. Sarvanga Asana is also known as the Mother of all asanas. Since, healthy blood is allowed to circulate around the neck and chest, persons suffering from breathlessness, palpitation, asthma, bronchitis and throat ailments get relief. It also removes common colds […]

Energise with Two Supine Asanas and Share Your Life as in Bhajan

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Navodita tells us that supine poses are done in a relaxed manner. Two asanas help us energise, improve concentration and focus. These are Salamba Sirsa Asana, a head stand pose with the help of support against a wall, and Urdhva Danda Asana is known as the king of all asanas. The word bhajan means sharing. Constantly share all […]

Supine Poses for Abdomen and Lower Back

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Our Yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about three asanas and three bandhas. The Paripurna Nava Asana relieves bloating sensation in the abdomen due to gas and gastric complaints. It reduces fat around waistline and tones the kidneys. The Ardha Nava Asana improves the liver, gall bladder, and spleen. Jatara Parivartana Asana tones and eradicates sluggishness of the liver, spleen, […]

Yoga: Bind Body, Mind and Soul

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Our Yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about three asanas. The first of these, Upavishtakona Asana, stretches the hamstrings and helps the blood to circulate properly in the pelvic region and keeps it healthy. It prevents the development of hernia of which it can cure mild cases and relieves sciatica. This asana is a boon to women. It […]

16 Common Preventive Health Screenings for the Elderly

Rita Bhattacharjee

Rita Bhattacharjee

Rita Bhattacharjee is a communications consultant with extensive experience in managing corporate and internal communications for companies across diverse industries, including non-profit organizations. She is the co-founder of Mission Arogya and Arogya HomeCare and has recently relocated from the US to India to channel her skills towards social entrepreneurship to increase awareness and reduce disparity in public health.She also writes poetry, some of which have been published in reputed international journals.
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Though a cliché, prevention is better than cure, it’s true as well, particularly for elders. Rita details 16 common preventions for our seniors. Often, they ignore their preventive health cares, which cause major problems later. Here’s an insight into health care of elders, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Periodic health check-ups and screenings can help […]

Six Asanas for Meditative Action

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Navodita, our Yoga expert, tells us about six asanas, a few rigorous sitting postures, for meditative action. The postures are Parvata Asana, Tola Asana, Simha Asana (two stages), Kukkuta Asana, Goraksha Asana and Baddha Padma Asana. Here’s the secret to holistic health, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It’s that time of the week to flex […]

Five Asanas for Perfect Mind and Body Balance

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Our Yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about five sitting and twisting poses to tone your belly, fix your digestion and relieve you of some lower back tension. Bharadwaj Asana, named after a seer, helps relieve stress and improves digestion. The Paripurna Nava Asana strengthens the abdomen and spine. It stimulates the kidney, thyroid and prostate glands and intestines, […]

Three Asanas for Poise and Calm

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Our yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about three more sitting postures, Baddhakona Asana, Vir Asana and Padma Asana. These help in attaining poise and calm. The asanas help us realise holistic health, says our columnist, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. As it’s that time of the week to again get your adrenalin rush going, […]

Dementia: The New Age Dementor

Rita Bhattacharjee

Rita Bhattacharjee

Rita Bhattacharjee is a communications consultant with extensive experience in managing corporate and internal communications for companies across diverse industries, including non-profit organizations. She is the co-founder of Mission Arogya and Arogya HomeCare and has recently relocated from the US to India to channel her skills towards social entrepreneurship to increase awareness and reduce disparity in public health.She also writes poetry, some of which have been published in reputed international journals.
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Dementia is a condition that describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. Rita came in contact with elderly people […]

Asanas to Release Tension and Make the Spine Flexible

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Our Yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana and three postures of Marichya Asana, named after Sage Marichi. These asanas release tensions and generate flexibility in the spine. She tells us the benefits of one of the Ujjayi Pranayama, the Kapalbhati Pranayama. Here’s the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  Sitting poses have a lot of […]

Smoking Kills the Youth, their Dreams, Desires and Hopes!

Minesh Santani

Minesh Santani

Minesh Santani is a 14-year student of Class IX in Holy Child Convent High School. His varied hobbies include reading, writing, photography, direction, acting, singing, social works, etc. He stays in Ulhasnagar, Thane.
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A 14-year teenager, Minesh, opens our eyes to the grim dangers of smoking and chewing tobacco. In his passionate and emotional appeal, he calls for complete ban on the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and Zarda (tobacco for chewing). He spells out the dangers of tobacco, and appeals to his peers to think about the father and the […]

Three Asanas in Sitting Poses and Bhastrika Pranayama for Stress Free Life

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Our Yoga expert, Navodita, shows up some sitting poses, after the standing ones. The three Asanas that she details are: Paschimottana Asana, Janusirsa Asana and Sava Asana. She tells us about the therapeutic effects of these poses. The Bhastrika Pranayama, enhances the beneficial effects. The columnist also gives valuable tips about our life, in the weekly column, […]

Technological Advances in Medical and Healthcare Industry Ensure our Longevity

Pradipta Roy

Pradipta Roy

Pradipta work as Software Engineer at Nationwide Insurance. His favorite pastime is watching old Hindi films and listening to Bollywood music. Originally from Bombay, he now lives in Columbus,OH, with his family.
Pradipta Roy

In this article Pradipta talks about some of the technological advances in the medical and health care industry, which have revolutionised how doctors, nurses and hospitals take care of patients. The author also takes a look in the emerging trends in this sector and what the future holds for us, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

Four Asanas and Pranayam for Rejuvenation

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Our Yoga expert, Navodita, reveals the mystery of the various asanas and its benefits. She shows us the ways to do the various postures like, Ek Pada Adhomukhasvana Asana, Uttana Asana, Ardha Uttana Asana and Ardha Chakra Asana. These should be followed by Anuloma Viloma Pranayama. Last but not the least, she gives tips from Shiva Sutra for […]

Energise with Yoga Workout and Calm Yourself with Bhramari Pranayama

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Our Yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about three asanas: Padangushtha, Parsvottana and Prasarita Padottana, elucidating the many benefits of these postures. These asanas energise us. She also tells us about Bhramari Pranayama or meditative breathing to calm ourselves. Learn the ancient secrets of health and wellness, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It’s that time of […]

A Crowded Loneliness

Dr. Tripti Sharan

Dr. Tripti Sharan

Tripti is a practising gynaecologist at BLK Super Speciality Hospital,New Delhi. Many of her writings are influenced by the pain and suffering she sees as a doctor.Her forthcoming book ‘The Chronicles of a Gynaecologist’ is being published by Bloomsbury India. She also has an anthology of poems,‘The Dewdrops..a journey begins’. She contributes poems and stories to many publications.
Dr. Tripti Sharan

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There are several positive things about large and extended families (read the joint family system). Often, parents-in- law snoop into the private lives of their daughters-in- law. It’s stifling and suffocating. How can a mother-in- law crowd the bedroom of her son and daughter-in- law? Some families are so large that husbands and wives do not have their […]

Virbhadra & Shava Asanas with Mindful Living: An Integrated Way of Life

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Navodita, our Yoga expert, unravels the secrets of the three Virbhadra Asanas or the Warrior Poses. It energises us. The rigorous Yoga workout must be followed by the Shava Asana and Yoga Nidra for proper relaxation. The author rounds off the discussions with handy tips for mindful living, in her weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. So if […]

The Twilight

Dr. Tripti Sharan

Dr. Tripti Sharan

Tripti is a practising gynaecologist at BLK Super Speciality Hospital,New Delhi. Many of her writings are influenced by the pain and suffering she sees as a doctor.Her forthcoming book ‘The Chronicles of a Gynaecologist’ is being published by Bloomsbury India. She also has an anthology of poems,‘The Dewdrops..a journey begins’. She contributes poems and stories to many publications.
Dr. Tripti Sharan

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Sexual behavior of the elderly especially the ‘Human Female’ of the menopausal age group is relatively a new subject to be talked about. The society looks down upon desire and libido in  these women. Even elderly men are castigated for their sexual drives. Menopause is the most misunderstood biological change that happens to a woman; a change that […]

Life after Menopause

Amrinder Kaur Bajaj

Amrinder Kaur Bajaj

Amrinder Bajaj is a practicing gynaecologist and the HOD Obs & Gynae at MAX Hospital Pitampura, Delhi. Writing is a passion that has led to the publication of two wellness books, a book of poems, a joke book, and a memoir based on her association with the noted Indian author and columnist Khushwant Singh. She regularly writes columns, articles, travelogues, and short stories for magazines and newspapers and has contributed chapters to medical text books.
Amrinder Kaur Bajaj

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Menopause means cessation of menstruation. This occurs due of the decreasing levels of female sex hormones in the body. It is a retrospective diagnosis for a woman is said to have attained menopause only when she does not have periods for a year or more. It usually occurs between 44 -52 years of age, though, […]

Three Asanas and the Mystery of Chakra Dhyan Unraveled

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Navodita, our Yoga expert, reveals the benefits of three asanas, Utthita Trikonasana, which stimulates the region around the abdomen making digestion quicker and faster. It is also very good for the spine. The second, Ardhachandrasana, which also improves digestion and is a good stress buster. Lastly, Utthita Parsvakona Asana that by maintaining the balance and poise, this helps in […]

Surya Namaskar, Vriksha Asana & Garuda Asana: A Panacea for People

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Navodita, our yoga exponent, tells us the many benefits of Surya Namaskar. The other two asanas that she suggests we might do along with the salutations to the life giver, Sun, are the Vriksha Asana and the Garuda Asana. She suggests meditation along with these in her regular weekly column, Holistic Health, in Different Truths. Come Monday and […]

Ashtanga Yoga:Yoke the Body, Mind and Soul into Harmony

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old in Iyengar Yoga. In April 1995, she performed at the International Yoga Seminar. In January 2003, Navodita taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Navodita had a Yoga show on NDTV 24x7 and was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. She currently teaches Yoga and Reiki to
people in Kanpur.
Navodita Pande

Here are the many benefits of Ashtanga Yoga, the Eight-fold Path. Yama and Niyama, the first two steps before once practices Asanas. The columnist tells us how to chant ‘Om’, perform Shakshi Dhyana and concludes with the Sanmukhi Mudra. Navodita, a Yoga expert, is writing a regular column, Holistic Health, every Monday, beginning today, exclusively for Different Truths. Today […]

The Paradigm

Dr. Tripti Sharan

Dr. Tripti Sharan

Tripti is a practising gynaecologist at BLK Super Speciality Hospital,New Delhi. Many of her writings are influenced by the pain and suffering she sees as a doctor.Her forthcoming book ‘The Chronicles of a Gynaecologist’ is being published by Bloomsbury India. She also has an anthology of poems,‘The Dewdrops..a journey begins’. She contributes poems and stories to many publications.
Dr. Tripti Sharan

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Dating, boozing, premarital sex are the ‘in-thing’ these days. It has confused teenage girls, who have to deal with hormonal rush and peer pressures. A gynecologist, Tripti, recounts the confusion of a ‘good girl’ tossing between tradition and modernity; her parents who are obsessed with the family honour rather than the toxic levels in her body. A 25-year […]

Shiva Taught Yoga to our Ancestors and India Gifted Yoga to the World

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy has 35 years experience in various newsrooms. He was the Managing Editor of a reputed Gurgaon-based Citizen Journalist portal and has held senior positions in several publications. As Correspondent and Bureau Chief, he has written extensively for Associated Press, Times of India, Hindustan Times and multiple news outlets. He has contributed 13 chapters to various publications. Of these, seven chapters were published in two Coffee Table Books, published by the Times Group. He is a co-author of a novel, Rivers Run Back that he penned with Joyce Yarrow. The novel was launched at the American Centre, New Delhi, on January 2015. He lives in Allahabad.
Arindam Roy

Speaking in the UN, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev said that though Yoga originated in India, as an absolute science and technology for the well-being it cannot be Indian. He added India gifted it to the world. WHO was trying to integrate yoga and traditional practices into the allopathic medicine system and primary health services. To further this, India and […]

Healthy Diet is the key to Better Lifestyle

Sarika Sarkar Das

A teacher, day dreamer, random experimental cook and some hit and miss photography, and at last love to call myself a full time mother.

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Sarika shows how healthy diet is delicious, not boring and bland, as is the general misconception. It’s fun food. She tells us that healthy diet, regular exercise and drinking plenty of water is the secret to a better lifestyle. A healthy family is a happy family. Here’s Different Truths’ Special Feature on the UN International Day of […]

I Just Want to Breathe Love Through Your Lungs…

Cholena Nashan

Cholena Nashan

Cholena Nashan means Song Bird, which is supposed to be tiny and loud. Cholena is neither tiny nor loud. She is a very imaginative person, she loves to shoot, cook, eat, draw and paint . Not in that order always.Cholena is a health fanatic and allergic to serious situations, so she lives life her way. She resides in Bangalore with her family.
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In a candid account, Cholena talks of her struggles with asthma. She knew the pain and anguish of it, as she saw her mother and many others wheeze. She prayed hard that her child be spared, when she was expecting her. But, life had other plans. Here’s the trail and tribulations of a mother when she saw her […]

Spare my Child, Take my Breath Away…

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
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On World Asthma Day, Anumita shares the trial and tribulations that she faced as a young mother of an asthmatic infant. Here’s a candid account of one mother, but it’s the story of countless such mothers, who prayed like her, “Spare my child, take my breath away, O God!” Clutching on to the rails of the crib, […]

Bronchial Asthma in Children

Dr. Barnali Bhattacharya

Dr. Barnali Bhattacharya

Barnali Bhattacharya is a practising paediatrician for last 30 years with special interest in childhood asthma. Besides medicine she enjoys movies, reading, and fitness and is also a committed foodie! She loves nature, specially trees, flowers, the sea and sunsets. She is blessed with a lovely family and her favourite is her little grandson! She has extensively travelled since childhood, being an army child. People who know her describe her as compassionate and passionate!
Dr. Barnali Bhattacharya

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Asthma is on the rise globally because of urbanisation, industrialisation, environmental pollution and global warming. Globally there are about 150 million asthmatics, of which 50% are children. In India nearly 5-8% of our children suffer from asthma. Here’s a special article by Pune-based Dr Barnali Bhattacharya, Consultant Paediatrics and Asthma Specialist, on the occasion of […]

Salad: A Versatile Meal

Sukanya Juno Biswas

Sukanya Juno Biswas

Sukanya Juno Biswas grew up in Kolkata, India. She did MA in English from Calcutta University. She loves books, Bob Dylan, Baez and Boxer dogs. When she gets time away from two human kids and two animals, she writes. A complete realist, off and on romantic, an atheist – in the present climate of uncertainty, would have loved a perfect world, though aware it’s not possible. She has been living in Texas for last 17 years.
Sukanya Juno Biswas

Salads are wholesome. It provides us the freedom to pick and chose the ingredients according to our moods. It also allows us to balance the tastes, enhance some ingredient or reduce others. Moreover, it’s a versatile meal. Sukanya shares her favourite salad with us. Innovate, experiment and enjoy a salad, the way you want to. There was a […]