Goan Vindaloo: Secret Tips to Making the Spicy Vindaloo Masala Paste

Ask any Goan or those who are familiar with Goa and they would tell you that Goa is so much more than gorgeous beaches, vibrant beach shacks, enigmatic pubs and party scenes. An erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa has successfully managed to retain its vintage glory through architecture (tall churches, quaint streets, picturesque buildings), as well as local customs and food. The Portuguese influence is more prominently seen in the local cuisines, one such dish being the Vindaloo. Introduced to the Indian shores by the Portuguese colonists, the Vindaloo curry now…

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Depression May be Linked with Changing Brain Structures, Try these Herbal Remedies!

Depression is one of the most common ailments in India and around the world and now it has been directly linked with changing structures of the brain. According to a new study published in Scientific Reports conducted by University of Edinburgh depression could lead to changes in brain’s structure. Various alterations were found in the parts of brain known as white matter which contains fiber tracts that enabled brain cells to communicate with one another by electrical signals. White matter plays a vital role in the brain’s wiring and its…

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Pairing a Sugary Drink with High-Protein Meal? It May Make You Fat, Says Study

According to a study published in BMC Nutrition, combining sweet drinks like juices or aerated drinks with a high-protein might make you fat and negatively affect energy balance. This combination may decrease the metabolic efficiency, which can further lead to fat being stored making you obese. The primary goal, according to the journal was to determine the extent to which simple addition of a small serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage to meals with different macro-nutrient compositions impacts appetite, energy metabolism and substrate oxidation. The study was conducted on 27 healthy…

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New Deep Blue color option tipped for upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8

According to tipster Roland Quandt, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphone will have a new color option: Deep Blue. In addition, it’ll also be made available in Midnight Black and Orchid Grey. Although yet to be officially confirmed, the new color shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that last year’s ill-fated Note7 also brought along a new, coral blue color, which was later also launched for the Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S8 flagship duo. The Galaxy Note8 is set to be made official at a dedicated event in New York on August 23. [Source”pcworld”]

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On-screen assessment of Mumabi University papers: Govt-appointed assessing officer issues notice to service provider

AMID THE chaos over the onscreen assessment process of the University of Mumbai that has led to delay in result declaration, a government-appointed assessing officer has now issued a notice to the technical service provider over the glitches in the system. Vinayak Dalvi, officer on special duty to the examination section of the varsity, on Saturday served a notice to the agency handling the onscreen assessment process. “We have issued a strongly-worded notice citing all the problems encountered by teachers so far. We have asked the service provider to ensure…

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Fair Play: Food a main attraction for Shippensburg Community Fair

People come to the Shippensburg Community Fair for many reasons. For some, it’s the entertainment. For others, it’s the competition — everything from livestock to floral displays and woodworking. But for nearly everyone, an abundance of food is reason enough for a trip to the fair this week in Shippensburg. “The food brings a lot of people to the fair,” said Jamie Rhine, assistant fair secretary/treasurer and public relations and advertising chair. “I think one of the unique things we have going for us is that just about all of…

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Extroverts quicker at picking up a new language than introverts

Researchers examined whether extrovert-introvert tendencies affected English language proficiency among Chinese students in India, and how these traits influenced language learning.(Shutterstock) Extroverts learning a new language may be better at speaking and reading, but introverts are better listeners, scientists have found. Researchers examined whether extrovert-introvert tendencies affected English language proficiency among Chinese students in India, and how these traits influenced language learning. In Chinese culture, students are expected to listen to their teachers attentively, as opposed to Western culture where class participation is encouraged. Some studies have suggested that such…

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Love Island: stars’ on-screen smoking angers health charity

Chloe Crowhurst, left, and Amber Davies smoke during a Love Island episode. Photograph: ITV The bedroom activities of Love Island’s glamorous contestants are providing many a watercooler moment in offices across the land. But their love of smoking is provoking an altogether different kind of debate. Amid growing concerns about the rise of smoking on screens and its influence on the young, the media regulator Ofcom has been asked by a leading health charity to investigate whether the show is in breach of strict codes governing lighting up on television. Action…

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How to count on food – Part 6

Antibiotics are some of the common additives in feeds for farmed meat and seafood and residue may exist in the processed end product. Photo: VisualHunt If you are reading this after a meal, and you are in an Asian country, the chances are reasonably high that you have just eaten some rice or rice-based foods. If so, then you have almost certainly also ingested tiny amounts of various arsenic-based compounds, which are sort of free additives – though of course they are rather undesirable ones. Arsenic, in various concentrations, is very…

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Users Claim Verizon Is Throttling Their Streaming Speeds On Netflix And YouTube

  The University of Delhi has released the fifth cut off list for the Non Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) for admission to courses from the academic term of 2017-18. Candidates who have applied for admission through NCWEB, can check the cut off marks from the official website. Lakshmi Bai College has the highest cut off this list for BA Programme at 74 while the highest cut off for BCom was by Jesus and Mary college at 74. JDM and Miranda House had the next highest cut offs for BA…

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