How to choose a career in India

Before starting the blabbering about career I would like to tell you that India is the best country (dare not to disagree). The largest democracy of the world has 41% of the population below the age of 20 years. With such a large young populace, Indian education system is flooded with millions of 12th pass out & graduates every year. These young minds have one question in their mind at the top – How to choose career in India? 7 Steps to Choose Career: For the puzzled Indian youth there…

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Ramzan Special: Dahi Phulki, a Neglected Iftar Dish That Resembles Dahi Vada

Come Ramzan and even the non-devout want to feast on Iftar eats, as the sun sets and the strenuous fast is broken. In fact, the line up of goodies waiting to be consumed by people on Ramzan food walks in the old quarters of cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Hyderabad, and during the now trending Iftar parties has only got more elaborate down the years. However, in all the food prose celebrating kebab and biryani, haleem, nargisi kofte and baqarkhani, what sometimes gets overlooked is simple home-style snacks that traditionally…

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Gowd Saraswat Cuisine, Where Fish Dishes Hold a Special Place

There are a clutch of interesting legends and stories that are wrapped around the community of Gowd Saraswats, but perhaps the tale that is most relevant to us is the one that deals with how they started to eat fish. The story goes that the Gowd Saraswat Brahmins (GSB) lived a chaste, vegetarian existence until the Saraswati river dried up. “The inclusion of fish in the diet is not looked upon as non vegetarian,” write Annapoorna Nayak and Maya Shenoi, in the Gowd Saraswat Brahmin’s Cookbook . “Legend has it…

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Board exams results out: Here’s a list of top foreign universities Class 12 science students apply to

As Class 12 board examinations come to an end and universities around the world open their doors to admit first-year students, the multitude of possible options can become agonising. Especially, when you are opting for a science degree abroad, the selection of course specialisation, university and country build up to a monstrous task. Since it’s imperative to get these information right, let’s start cutting through the clutter by shortlisting top global universities. Choosing your specialisation At this stage, most students would have decided or already had a brief idea on…

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10 Versatile Ways Bananas Can be Used Apart from just Eating as a Fruit

Fruits make such an inevitable part of our lives, especially because of their innumerable benefits and of course different flavours. These seasonal delights can be relished in numerous ways, with each region in the country having their own exclusive recipes. One such fruit is banana that can be used in more ways than just one. From its leaves to the stem, flower to its peels, each and every part has a different story to tell. Eating a banana itself has so many health benefits to offer; it acts as a…

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Why resistance to antibiotics is fast becoming a big killer

Is antibiotic resistance a threat to surgical outcome? A retrospective study by AIIMSon 100 infants who underwent heart surgeries at the institute from June 2015 to June 2016 suggests so. Cardiac surgeons have found that 16 children developed hospital-acquired infection, which led to longer hospital stay and need for ICU support than those who didn’t. Also, of those who acquired infection, three died due to sepsis. Dr Shiv Kumar Choudhary, additional professor of cardiac surgery at AIIMS, said Klebsiella was the most common cause of hospital-acquired infection. It is a…

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Marginalised child: Will Nirmal, the daughter of a woman who irons clothes, get a chance to study in Delhi University?

It is 1:30 am as I sit down to type this. It took me 15 minutes to fill out the Delhi University Admission Form, which is an achievement considering that it took other people almost an hour. There’s a simple reason for this: most people prefer to fill the form in the morning or the evening with their parents peering over their shoulders telling them to “apply ECA Indian Music” for a prize they won in Class 4. Not me, though. I started working on the DU Admission Form at…

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How Amazon is knitting together a tale of fashion domination in India

Amazon is going all out to woo brands and customers alike to its fashion category, a strategy that already seems to be working well for the e-commerce site. Amazon has one goal in India – absolute e-tail domination. To achieve that it needs to first win the fashion category. The powers that be in the global e-commerce major know this well and have been working hard to make Amazon very fashionable indeed. Why is that, you ask? It is because of an illuminating statistic – one out of almost three new…

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Motorola’s Z2 Play comes with a smaller battery, a higher price tag, and new Moto Mods

The surprise smartphone hit of 2016 wasn’t the Galaxy S7 or the Google Pixel. Rather, it was a mid-range phone from Motorola with a big gimmick: magnetic mods. LG’s modular phone concept spectacularly failed with the G5, but the $450 Moto Z Play hit the sweet spot, with a nice cross-section of add-ons and a much easier swappability than LG’s removable chin. Now Motorola is back with the Z2 Play, a thinner, lighter, faster, and more expensive sequel to the Z. The design is quite reminiscent of the original Z…

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Cloud Eggs: A Unique Way of Making Eggs is Going Viral!

Anything that goes viral on the Internet eventually becomes a fad. Will it be the same with cloud eggs? And, is it worth all the hype? It all started when photos of bright yellow yolks resting on a cloud-like fluffy bed of egg whites started trending all over Instagram. These surprisingly beautiful egg clouds gained popularity when people started trying out their own versions. Cloud Eggs: The Taste of Heaven?   The pleasant looking and picture-perfect dish may not be a new concept. It is actually called Eggs in Snow and…

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