Xiaomi sends out media invites for Mi Max 2 India launch

Xiaomi has sent out invites to the India media regarding the launch of the Mi Max 2 early next week. While the invite doesn’t exactly specify the name of the device, one look at it and you can tell what it’s about. The new Mi Max 2 has a full aluminum unibody design that is just as big as the last one, same 6.44-inch 1080p display, newer generation but slower Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, 12 megapixel f2.2 rear camera, 5 megapixel f2.0 front camera, stereo speakers, Android Nougat and a…

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The Senate GOP’s audacious health care Jedi mind trick

A strange line has trickled out from Senate Republicans in the past few days: We don’t even have a health care plan. Those 145 pages of detailed legislative text? The ones that were rigorously analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office? What are you talking about? It’s a Jedi mind trick for the ages. Vox’s Sarah Kliff wrote last month about the remarkable lengths Republicans have gone to to mislead and obfuscate about their health care plans. It was no accident that Senate leadership decided to draft its bill entirely out of public view. But denying the existence of a…

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M&S investors spooked by slowdown in food sales

A slowdown in food sales at Marks & Spencer has spooked investors who have increasingly relied on brisk trade in its upmarket food halls to prop up its struggling clothing arm. M&S’s shares were marked down by more than 4% after the retailer revealed food sales in stores open more than one year had fallen over the last three months. The 0.1% decline – contrasting with a 0.6% rise pencilled in by analysts – comes at a time when sales of its supermarket rivals have been boosted by inflation and the…

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Gujarat’s Famous Snack Khandvi is All About Getting the Technique Right

Gujarati cuisine  is known for its variety of snacks – from the famous khakdas and theplas to the all-time favourite khandvi and dhokla. Most of their snacks offer a unique combination of sweet and spicy flavours in one bite and are often served with an array of chutneys, fresh coriander, sev and slit green chilies. These are popularly known as ‘Nasta’ or ‘Nashta’ in Gujarat and are enjoyed especially during tea-time. Out of all these delights, khandvi is loved by many and is also very nutritious to snack on. What is Khandvi? According to MasterChef contestant Siddharth Talwar,…

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Facts you never knew about yeast infections

Facts about yeast infections   Rarely discussed, yeast infection can cause serious problems down there. From irritation, burning and discharge, its complications could even trigger unbearable pain in the vagina. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “There are more than 20 different species of candida yeasts on and in our body which are responsible for yeast infection.” This doesn’t always mean that these infections impact you necessarily below the belt area. Here we have listed a few must-know facts about yeast infections. Yeast infection can occur in…

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In vogue: Spiritual glamour

Spiritual quest is the new Lamborghini. It’s not the new iPhone, swanky car, designer gowns that are being flaunted – spiritual glamour is the latest aspiration for the millennial. The next time you enter the velvet rope, be sure to brush up your knowledge on the world of spirituality, and carry the aura of positivity. It’s ‘in’. A sprinkle of spiritual dust can instantly add the halo and get you all the attention. Meera Katyal, 43, is a new-age spiritualist. She goes to Zorba the Buddha for spiritual healing and meditation classes. “I’ve…

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