Basant Panchami 2018: Why Do Bengalis Refrain From Eating Ber (Jujube) Fruit Before Saraswati Puja

It is that time of the year again. The biting cold weather is slowly giving way to the beauteous and bountiful spring. The blossoming flowers, the ripened fruits and the lush green fields, there is a reason why Spring is also dubbed as the King of all seasons. Various communities and countries across the world have different ways to celebrate the shift in seasons. In India, which also happens to be an agro-based economy, spring season plays a huge role in the agricultural and harvesting calendar and naturally then the…

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Basant Panchami 2018: Significance of Colour Yellow and 4 Dishes To Celebrate With

Hindus across the country are gearing up to celebrate Basant Panchami on 22nd January 2018. The word‘Basant’ means spring and ‘Panchmi’ denotes the fifth day of the “Maagh” month of Hindu calendar. Basant Panchami is also celebrated as ‘Saraswati Puja’ in many communities. Children are introduced to reading and writing on this auspicious day. It is considered as a blessed beginning of learning with the goddess of knowledge and wisdom- Saraswati. The festival that marks the onset of spring is celebrated with many motifs characteristic to spring. People deck up in colourful clothes and relish in seasonal foods….

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Roaring 20s To 2018: 10 Timeless Lessons To Learn From Fashion Icons

Elegance never goes out of fashion Greta Barbo in the 20s and Blake Lively now (Image Credit: welovegretagarbo and Blake Lively) With Instagram, Pinterest and more fashion blogs than we can possibly keep a track off, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to fashion advice. One might tell you the fashion rules and another might tell you to break them. We won’t pretend to be the ultimate authority on fashion – we’ll leave that to the experts. But we would like to share with you what we’ve learnt from the ultimate fashion…

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10 Regional Dishes You Must Try In 2018

When it comes to food, India has it all. It is a paradise for all food lovers. Indian cuisine offers an array of traditional delicacies that are made using a melange of spices and ingredients. India is a hot pot of various cultures and all states have their own unique dishes. The traditional food of India is widely appreciated for its flavours and spices. The most astounding tastes are to be found in dishes that are not quite well-known, but are an absolute must try! With New Year approaching, get going with your…

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Huawei 2018 Roadmap Leaks, Will Launch 3 Variants of the P20 Series: Report

HIGHLIGHTS An Israeli distributor revealed the information at an event The P20 series to have three variants – P20, P20 Plus, P20 Lite Two other phones, with code names Maya and Salina, also to be launched Huawei is reportedly planning to launch three new smartphones as part of its 2018 roadmap. The Shenzen-based manufacturer will announce smartphones in its new flagship series, Huawei P20, in early 2018. At a press conference in Israel, held by Electra Consumer Products (an importer of Huawei phones), plans for the Huawei P20 series are claimed…

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HTC to Launch Limited Number of Smartphones in 2018: Report

HIGHLIGHTS HTC has struggled to make a comeback in the smartphone market The HTC U12 might also be launched sometime in 2018 HTC has posted a loss for all three quarters of 2017 HTC has been going through a rough patch for the past few years, thanks to slumping smartphone sales. According to a report, HTC is now expected to limit its frequency of smartphone releases for 2018. Additionally, the Taiwanese manufacturer is reportedly also planning to release a cheaper, mid-range version of the HTC U11+ in January 2018. A report by Digitimes claims that…

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12 Style And Fashion Trends On Our Radar In 2018

Because we’re always looking to stay on top of the newest, coolest, weirdest and most interesting trends, we’ve already got our eyes on the style trends that’ll dominate fashion headlines in 2018. Though 2017 introduced us to some cool and flirty trends ― like paper bag waist pants and couch florals ― we’re eagerly awaiting what fun and fashionable things we can look forward to seeing on clothing racks in 2018. Anthropologie Berets were the “it” topper for fall runways in 2017, and it looks like it’s on the upswing for next year, too. And…

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Americans more concerned about health care than taxes in 2018

A mom and her children visit their pediatrician. Photo: Dominick Reuter / AFP via Getty Almost half of Americans in a new Associated Press-NORC poll say health care is their top concern going into 2018. Health care outpaced other issues, like taxes, immigration and climate change, by more than 15 percentage points. Why it matters: Congress and President Trump rushed to pass an overhaul of the tax system after failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Although Republicans may not spend more political capital on health care next year, the issue won’t go away as the public…

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All 3 iPhone Models in 2018 to Have Bigger Batteries: KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS The batteries will be L-shaped, much like the iPhone X Battery is expected to increase by 10 percent in the 2018 iPhone models An increase of an hour or two is expected Rumours for the 2018 iPhone variants are already afloat and reputed iPhone analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, in his latest investor note, writes that Apple is planning to increase battery capacity for next year’s iPhones by borrowing the L-shaped battery unit last seen on the iPhone X. This development comes as a whiff of fresh air for iPhone users. Kuo predicts…

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A Dietitian’s Picks for the Top Food Trends of 2018

  Are you curious what the best food trends are going to be in 2018? What’s going to dethrone seaweed and coconut oil to claim the crown as the next “superfood”? (Or maybe we’ll stop using that term altogether, that would be the best trend of all! But I digress.) This past October, I made my way from Toronto to Chicago for the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The expo is massive, and basically like a playground for food companies to showcase their newest and best products to dietitians, bloggers, and…

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