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6 Secrets to Avoid Getting Scammed Via Misleading Ads

6 Secrets to Avoid Getting Scammed Via Misleading Ads

Those days are long gone when people used to create advertisements only to persuade consumers to buy their products and services over others. Now, most of the people are using advertising as a tool to mislead consumers into buying or using products and services that are not worth

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How to Increase the Shelf Life of Mustard Oil?

How to Increase the Shelf Life of Mustard Oil?

Mustard Oil is one of the common Indian kitchen ingredients that cannot be replaced. Its unique and pungent flavor, and its ability to make foods taste divine. If you love it too and want to make sure that you use it only when it can enhance your health

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Whitening Toothpaste – Does It Really Whiten Your Teeth

Whitening Toothpaste – Does It Really Whiten Your Teeth

Everyone dreams of having pearly white teeth that are perfectly aligned and make us more beautiful. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have near perfect teeth,andthis compels us to rely on everything that promises to help, be it the baking soda or whitening toothpaste.
If you are an Indian

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FAQ On Filing Consumer Compliant Online

FAQ On Filing Consumer Compliant Online

Indian consumers have become more aware of their rights in recent years. The result of such awareness is that more and more people are filing consumer complaint online and getting justice from the consumer courts. If you have also been cheated by a manufacturer like a manufacturer of

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Charcoal in Toothpaste – Is it good or bad?

Charcoal in Toothpaste – Is it good or bad?

There were times when you heard the word charcoal, you thought of the old charcoal stoves on which your grandmothers used to cook food. But now, charcoal is present in everything from a face mask to a toothpaste.
If you want to know whether charcoal in toothpaste is

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Is the Ice Cream You Buying Worth It?

Ice cream is an indulgence people can barely resist. Most of us have ice creams particularly in the summers to beat the heat while some also have it in winters just for the amazing taste. No matter what your reasons for indulging in ice creams are, you should

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How can Consumer Protection Act be a Boon

How Can Consumer Protection Act Be a Boon?
The Consumer Protection Act can be a useful tool in a consumer’s arsenal only if the consumer knows how to use it the right way. If you are also an aware Indian consumer who has been cheated, conned or tricked

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Critical Insurance Cover – Do You Need One?

Critical Insurance Cover – Do You Need One?

You are living a happy life with your loved ones, you have a good job, a decent income and suddenly your medical reports state that you have a critical illness that needs long term treatment and is too costly to be true. What can help you in such

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Is Milk Giving Our Children Enough Calcium?

Is Milk Giving Our Children Enough Calcium?

Our mothers and grandmothers have always boasted about how good milk is for the kids, especially growing children, and we have believed it to be true for decades. Have you ever wondered whether milk is giving enough calcium to our children? If not, it’s time you read on.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Mustard Oil

Top 10 Health Benefits of Mustard Oil

If you live in India, it is very likely that you have mustard oil on your grocery list every month. It is an essential ingredient, and some foods like ladyfinger taste best when cooked in it. This oil is extracted from the seeds of the mustard plant and

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How to Detect Ammonia in Our Food?

How to Detect Ammonia in Our Food?

Reuters had recently published a few investigative articles in which it was revealed that ammonia is being used in many foods, especially common foods like cheese, chocolate (acidity controller) and baked goods (leavening agents). If you are also worried about how bad ammonia is for health, how to

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Frost-Free Refrigerators vs.Direct Cool Refrigerators

Frost-Free Refrigerators vs.Direct Cool Refrigerators

The decision to buy a refrigerator is a big one in India because it’s an expensive home appliance for most people. If you are also planning to buy a refrigerator anytime soon or upgrade the existing one, you should know that there are two key types of refrigerators,

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Best Way to Use a Frost-Free Refrigerator

Best Way to Use a Frost-Free Refrigerator

Frost free refrigerators have saved a lot of time, trouble, and effort for people who previously owned a direct cool refrigerator. If you own a frost-free refrigerator and feel awesome about it, then you should learn how to use it properly to ensure that it lasts longer and

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Types of Toothpastes

Types of Toothpastes

When you want to buy toothpaste from the market, you will come across different types of toothpastes offered by different brands. Choosing the right one can be a real problem until you know what options you have and which toothpaste will meet your expectations. A simple solution to

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Medicated Toothpastes – Pros and Cons

Medicated Toothpastes – Pros and Cons

With time, medical science innovations are increasing at a rapid pace. One of the innovations of medical science that has got a lot of attention lately is the invention of medicated toothpastes.  As the name suggests, these toothpastes have some medicinal properties. They are created specifically to help

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Importance of health insurance in India

Importance of health insurance in India

In this fast paced life with high levels of pollution and unhealthy eating habits, one needs to protect oneself. If there is a medical emergency, will you use all your savings ? You will have to if there is no medical cover. It is important to invest in

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13 Reasons Why You Need to File Income Tax in India

13 Reasons Why You Need to File Income Tax in India

I am a tuition teacher, I don’t need to file income tax. I am just a middle-class woman earning some money from my home kitchen, surely, I don’t need to file income tax. If you can relate to these statements then it’s probably time, we enlighten you on

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5 tips to keep your skin healthy this summer

5 tips to keep your skin healthy this summer

Summer is great, where one can enjoy the sun. But what about your skin? The hot and humid weather can make your skin red and oily.  Apart from causing acne and rashes, the scorching heat has the tendency to damage the skin cells and skin problems appear. But

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Foods to Avoid During the Indian Summer

Foods to Avoid During the Indian Summer

Summer months in India are from April- July and one has to eat right to prevent any stomach prone diseases. To battle any effects of the digestive system one must include fluids in their diet. Tea and coffee should be avoided. Drinking a good amount of water is

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FSSAI Announces New Packaging Regulations 2018

FSSAI Announces New Packaging Regulations 2018

Bhelpuri in Newspaper Cone and Sambhar in Plastic Bag: Not Anymore as FSSAI Announces New Packaging Regulations
Some freshly cooked samosas on your way back after a long and tiring day or some steaming hot momos packed in a newspaper packet is hard to resist. But have you

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Pros and Cons of Branded Curd: Should You Buy One?

Pros and Cons of Branded Curd: Should You Buy One?

The curd is one of the Indian superfoods that’s gaining a lot of global attention these days. The result, kids who used to stay away from curd when their grandmothers urged them to have some are now chasing the curd and curd recipes as adults. Thanks to the

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How to Beat the Heat with Curd?

Summers are possibly the worst time of the year for your digestion and gut health. It’s that time of the year when you don’t feel like eating anything, you want to live off liquids, and you hate the idea of having hot foods. You probably wait for fresh

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Facts About Nutrients in Curd: It’s Truly Worth It!

We all grew up hearing from our parents and grandparents about how excellent curd is for health. Well, it seems that our elders were right. Curd is packed with loads of health benefits and must be included in your daily diet no matter whether you prefer it with

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Curd vs. Yogurt vs. Probiotics: The Ultimate Faceoff

Curd vs. Yogurt vs. Probiotics: The Ultimate Faceoff

Most of us assumed that curd and yogurt were two different names of the same thing. This is not the case. Curd has specific properties that make it unique and so does yogurt. There is one another category people often confuse with curd and yogurt, it is known

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Home loans for low credit scores

Home loans for low credit scores

If your credit score is low that affects your financial standing, therefore a good credit score is in your best interest. There are important factors that is looked at before credit is attained. Banks and NBFCs do consider certain crucial financial aspects before sanctioning any type of credit

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Home Loans – Requirements and Eligibility

Home Loans – Requirements and Eligibility

When you have made up your mind to take a home loan, it is important to note down all the eligibility conditions. You need to determine your repayment capacity and review your monthly income/surplus. The higher the monthly disposable income the higher the loan amount you can be

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Different types of Home Loans in India

Different types of Home Loans in India

Home loans are a step to convert your dream property into reality. There are many types of loans available in India. Investing in house is always a safe and smart move. The value of land always grows and thus appreciation for the investment can be visibly seen within

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In the memory of late Professor P.K. Ghosh

In the memory of late Professor P.K. Ghosh

The photograph of Late Prof.P.K. Ghosh – past Chairman was unveiled by Hon. Chairman Dr. G. Sundaram and other distinguished guests at the Consumer Voice office.
Standing from Left to Right are : 
Mr. Ashim Sanyal : COO
Mr. Anand Pandeya : Director Outreach
Prof. Sri Ram Khanna : Mg Editor

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Classic Cornflakes Biscuit Recipe

Classic Cornflakes Biscuit Recipe

Cornflakes is a versatile cereal and a lot can be made with it. The cornflakes texture lends itself to both savoury and sweet dishes. Cornflakes usually we have with our milk and some nuts or fruits but this time we shall make a cornflake biscuit. This is a

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RERA – What, Who and How

RERA – What, Who and How

Karamjeet Kaur is one of the homebuyers who bought homes after the implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA). She invested her hard earned money in an under-construction project but decided to withdraw the booking amount owing to project layout inconsistencies.
The builder refused to

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Insolvency proceedings against real estate firm Emaar MGF Land

Insolvency proceedings against real estate firm Emaar MGF Land

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has asked to initiate insolvency proceedings against real estate firm Emaar MGF Land after a home buyer filed petition against the company for a huge delay in delivery of their housing units. The Court has appointed Manoj Kumar Anand as the Insolvency

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Filing of ‘Class Action’ Consumer Complaints

Filing of ‘Class Action’ Consumer Complaints

Do you have a complaint against goods and services of a particular product or do you wish to complaint against your real estate agent. But if more than one or more consumers have the same complaints, it should be a class action complaint rather than individual complaint. As

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7 Simple Ways to Use Your Television Efficiently

7 Simple Ways to Use Your Television Efficiently

How to use or view your TV efficiently? Here are important tips to ensure that you save money on electricity bills and also enhance your TV viewing experience.

Turn the TV off when no one is watching it

Most of us are guilty of letting

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How to Choose Your TV Channels Wisely

How to Choose Your TV Channels Wisely

Selecting channels for cable TV based on a consumer’s preference was limited in the last few years. A consumer was bound to buy channels in packs and pay for even the channels that he or she didn’t want. Now, the tables have turned in favor of the consumer

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