Get your dream hair by eating these foods - The Times of India

Researchers from compared serum ferritin (a way of measuring your body's iron stores) and vitamin D levels in women with hair loss with women who had healthy heads of hair and found that levels of the vitamin were as much as 121% lower among those with thinning. To get more D in your diet (the RDA is 600 IU, or 15 mcg), try fish sources like salmon, sardines or canned tuna, or fortified dairy sources like milk and yogurt (look for ones specifically labelled as fortified with vitamin D). Most iron-rich foods are also good sources of protein, so if your iron intake is adequate, odds are your protein consumption is, too. Your body goes into rationing mode when protein intake is too low, and one of the ways the body cuts back on its protein needs is to shut down hair growth, resulting in hair loss.

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Why are Indian Muslims using the Arabic word 'Ramadan' instead of the traditional 'Ramzan'?

As the annual month of dawn-to-dusk fasting comes around, people everywhere are girding their social media loins to fight the inevitable lexical war that's about to break out: Ramzan or Ramadan? This contentious battle is being fought over the name of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, which is also when Muslims fast to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. Historically, most Muslims on the subcontinent have called this month by its Persian name, "Ramzan", especially if they speak Urdu and Hindi. In the past decade or so, however, a great many subcontinental Muslims have rejected these traditional names and taken to using what they believe is the Arabic word for it: Ramadan. q

Emergency and Sanjay Gandhi: How Maruti#39;s origin lies in cronyism, corruption and blackmail

Emergency and Sanjay Gandhi: How Maruti's origin lies in cronyism, corruption and blackmail

  In retelling the horrors of Emergency, most commentators have overlooked the most brazen story of cronyism and corruption in the country's history: Sanjay Gandhi's car project. The bizarre story has been told in great detail by journalist Coomi Kapoor in her recent book, The Emergency, A Personal History. Coming at a time when Rahul, Sanjay's nephew, has launched a visceral attack on the Narendra Modi government for running a suit-boot ki sarkar, the book is a good reminder of what went on behind the scenes in the heyday of socialism. The government issued a letter of intent in September 1970, which allowed Sanjay to produce up to 50,000 cars in a year.

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