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The Magic Of The Monsoons

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Close your eyes. Soak in the fragrance of the red earth and pouring rain. Feast on the lushness around. Did you know that the word 'monsoon' itself is from the Arabic 'mausam' which means season? The period between June and September is when we have summer rains in India. More rain follows later, in the winter months. 

Since Mother Nature is at her most bountiful during this time, why not try growing seasonal vegetables? And learn how to store your precious spice mixes and masala properly. For, these will be vital ingredients in stirring up feel-good foods and crispy snacks. As a family, explore the country's rain-soaked beauty. But remember, this is also the time to be extra careful about health, your family's and your own.

This ClipBook will tell you all about the monsoons, how to stay healthy and more important, how to savour this most beautiful and evocative of seasons.


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Feel-Good Snacks For This Season

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Travel To Rain-Soaked Lands This Monsoon

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