Festive Special: How to Make Meethe Chawal

The festival season is the favourite time of the year, when there are celebrations everywhere and delicious traditional delicacies to make the whole experience even more memorable. One such dish that commonly features during Indian festivities is Meethe Chawal or sweet rice. Be it Godh Bharai ceremony, Karva Chauth, Shaadi, Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Sankranti or Janmashtami, this sweet treat is lovingly prepared, particularly in North Indian households and relished by all. Loaded with dry fruits and nuts, and scented with gulab jal or rose water and saffron, it is hard to resist. There are, of…

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How to Make Vegetable Broth at Home

Winters are setting in and the best way to deal with the nippy weather is to sip on some piping hot soups and broths to warm you up from within. The cold weather offers a lot of colourful and tasty vegetables like carrots and dark leafy greens that add extra flavour to your soups and broths. A flavourful broth is made with water and vegetables along with mild spices simmered in it. A rich broth when made correctly makes for a delicious concoction and the best part is that you can use a mix…

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Paneer Chaman: How To Make This Vegetarian Delight From Kashmir At Home

Regarded as paradise on the earth, Kashmir also offers a plethora of rich food delicacies. Kashmiri cuisine has mostly been associated with its rich meaty delicacies like Rogan Josh, Yakhni (yogurt lamb curry), matschgand (a dish of minced meatballs which is cooked in spicy red gravy), or the Goshtaba(minced mutton cooked in flavorful yogurt gravy) but the cuisine also offers numerous finger-licking vegetarian delights. Paneer Chaman or Ruangan Chaman is one such vegetarian delicacy that is as delicious and exquisite as the meaty curries. This traditional Kashmiri dish is every paneer…

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JANE MCFARLAND’S OCTOBER FASHION ROUNDUP

From trenches with a twist and Danse Lente’s sellout bags to fashion’s power couples, our fashion director on what’s buzzing in the world of fashion this month. This season’s It bag Every blogger worth her salt was carrying a Danse Lente Johnny bag during fashion week, and the London label has since sold out. Nothing whets the appetite of the fashion pack like a waiting list, and the bag is back to order this week. £320; danselente.com Trenches with a twist Black trench, £1,100, and tartan trench, £870, Wanda Nylon; matchesfashion.com Johanna Senyk,…

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Students with disabilities exempted from paying fees in Odisha schools

The Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for students with disabilities, in government and government-aided educational institutions, in order to motivate them for higher education. The secretary to the higher education department has written letters to all higher educational institutions to implement the government’s decision immediately, said Ananta Das, Higher Education Minister. “The differently-able students like blind students who use Braille for studies, hearing impaired and dumb students, orthopaedically handicapped students with disability more than 75 per cent will be exempted from tuition fees and examination and certificate fees…

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Karwa Chauth 2017: Why You Shouldn’t Break Your Fast with Fried Foods and Caffeinated Drinks

Karwa Chauth is just around the corner and many Indian married women are gearing up to observe a nirjala fast to bless their husbands with a long and prosperous life. Karva Chauth will be celebrated on 8th October 2017. On this day, women wake up early morning before sunrise to feast on their sargi received by their mothers-in-law and then keep a nirjala fast throughout the day. It has been observed that woman often break their fast with a grand feast and lots of delicious food. This may include heavy dishes, fried foods or caffeinated beverages to make…

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Diwali 2017: 9 Delicious Diwali Snacks for the Festive Celebrations

One of the biggest festivals in the country, Diwali will be celebrated on 19th October 2017.Like each year, people are gearing up to celebrate the festival with full festive spirit. Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Lord Ram after defeating the demon king Ravana. The festive tradition of decorating the house with multi-coloured rangolis, and multiple lamps and lights not only makes for a pretty visual but also symbolizes the ultimate triumph of good over evil. While Diwali sweets such as Kaju Katli and Soan Papdi and chunky dry fruits are…

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Diwali 2017: 6 Unique Food Gifting Options This Festive Season!

Festival of lights Diwali 2017 or Deepawali is just round the corner. Indians across the country are gearing up for one of the most awaited festivals, which will be celebrated on 19th October and the preparations seem to have begun in full swing. This festival is celebrated to mark the homecoming of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile to the kingdom of Ayodhya along with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita. From getting one’s house painted to buying new clothes and meeting friends and family, one cannot avoid the festivity in…

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Students with disabilities exempted from paying fees in Odisha schools

The Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for students with disabilities, in government and government-aided educational institutions, in order to motivate them for higher education. The secretary to the higher education department has written letters to all higher educational institutions to implement the government’s decision immediately, said Ananta Das, Higher Education Minister. “The differently-able students like blind students who use Braille for studies, hearing impaired and dumb students, orthopaedically handicapped students with disability more than 75 per cent will be exempted from tuition fees and examination and certificate fees…

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Can Paul Andrew Fix Ferragamo’s Fashion Problem?

Well, that was fast. A year after announcing a great fashion experiment — not one but three design directors: a different talent for women’s wear, men’s wear and footwear — and not quite two weeks after a critically savaged ready-to-wear show, Salvatore Ferragamo has decided that maybe a trio of designers for a single brand was one designer too many. As of Thursday, Fulvio Rigoni, the women’s design director, has left the company, and Paul Andrew, formerly design director of footwear, has been named creative director, women’s collections. He now has responsibility for…

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