The Dovekeepers

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The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman is the book I chose to take with me during my holiday to Assam and Meghalaya.

I picked up this book thinking it was a light girly read – something along the lines of Practical Magic – the only other Alice Hoffman book I read ages ago.

The Dovekeepers though was completely different.

It’s set in Masada, Israel around 70 C.E. The novel spans the time when the Romans besieged the Jews in the fortress of Masada during the First Jewish-Roman war. The Jews at Masada were the last Jewish stronghold to fall at Roman hands.

Historical details about this time and the events can be found here. I”ll focus this review on the book and the story.

Hair care on the go

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If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you will know that I recently returned from an action-packed adventure trip to Assam and Meghalaya.

Every day, I was doing something stressful to my hair – roaming around under an extremely strong sun (with no cap), or swimming, boating, zip lining, trekking – you name it, I did it.

My hair is very temperamental, and I was a bit worried about the damage that all this fun was causing to it.

Thankfully, I had my trusty new Pantene Oil Replacement cream with me to repair the damage.

The Delhi Mumbai War – Who is the Winner?

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It’s a never-ending battle between the two cities and the people living in them. They still have divided opinion on whether Delhi is the best or Mumbai. While Delhi citizens have their own sweet reasons, Mumbai citizens are not behind in this race. Whether it’s about their city, the IPL match, or the comparison between their food and culture, it’s an eternal war that is rather fun. So, before you find out the Delhi to Mumbai Flight Ticket Price, let’s see what divides opinions on both these metropolitan cities Delhi and Mumbai, and who is the winner?

When You Do and Don’t Need Professionals to Help You Deal with a Basement Flood

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Flooding in the basement can be a real bugbear, and while there are some occasions when it is safe and practical to deal with a minor flood yourself, simply by pumping out the water and cleaning, a lot of cases are more severe or complicated. In this instance, it is strongly advisable to bring in plumbers and restoration specialists who have the equipment and knowledge to deal with your situation quickly and safely.

What Is Oxytocin and How Can It Affect My Mood?

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Oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, is a hormone that is produced by both males and females and can affect many aspects of mood and social connections. Producing enough Oxytocin is especially important for those who have mental health problems and already struggle with anxiety, as Oxytocin can reduce these feelings of anxiety. If you feel like you need more Oxytocin in your life, read on to find out how you can produce more and what it does.

Band Baaja Barbeque

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It’s been a long time since Snubnose and I visited our favorite restaurant – Barbeque Nation. And when I heard that there was a new food fest coming up, well, traffic-jammed weekday or not, we had to go.

Band Baaja Barbeque is a wedding themed food festival, and the dishes served are popular wedding favorites. Post-Diwali is the wedding season in India, so it makes sense for the restaurant also to echo this festive spirit.

The North Indian wedding feast theme extends from the menu to the decor, to the waiter’s clothing even.

When we walked into the Barbeque Nation at Lido mall, it felt just like we were walking into a wedding – festive is a mild word to describe the atmosphere.

Why You Should Become a Certified Medical Assistant

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It is no secret that there is a lack across the board of qualified medical personnel. From doctors to nurses, to medical assistants, there just aren’t enough licensed or certified professionals to fill the need. If you are looking for a job with an almost guaranteed future and a better than average salary, you might want to check out the best medical assistant education you can find. Here are a few reasons why.

Alternative Gifts for Christmas

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As Christmas edges ever closer, the need to rush around preparing for the big day heightens to fever pitch. Yet, as each year passes, it seems that by a certain point gifts crop up again and again in a seeming cycle of replicated presents. How many candles, or perfumes, or sets of body lotions and potions can one person receive in a lifetime? Stood in front of a row full of such items, you find yourself asking that question. However, budgets don’t always lend themselves to the weird and the wonderful, all in the name of “different”, so what can be given this year that doesn’t leave our purses crying out from resultant emptiness?

This festive season return to old time traditional jewelry

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This festive season return to old-time traditional jewelry.

You have cleaned your house and get ready to greet the guests at home for Diwali wishes. You may have been invited to a Diwali party or you simply wish to visit your friends and relatives to wish them. Whatever is the occasion or reason you must be puzzled about which jewelry you should wear?

How to Save Money on Your Family’s Food Bill

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Going to the grocery store can be shocking these days. The price of food has gone up dramatically over the years and many families struggle to pay high grocery prices. Food makes up a huge part of the family budget so saving as much as possible is very important. Below, we are going to learn how to save money on your family’s food bill so that you can keep more money in your pocket.