500 strong Experience Team to test the LG V30 for a month

LG is seeking volunteers for the LG V30 National Experience Team, which will get to try out the upcoming flagship before the retail launch. In total, 500 people from South Korea will be selected between August 22 and 28. That’s more than double the number of testers chosen for the LG G6. You’ll need to visit this site – www.v30-try.co.kr – to answer a questionnaire and enter your social networking account. Keep in mind that 200,000 people tried out for the LG G6 team and only 210 were selected. Still, if you do get…

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On a Platter: Kashmiri Dum Aloo

The popular vegetarian dish – Kashmiri dum aloo in royal gravy – is one of the best Indian main courses for parties and get-togethers. Include this irristible curry with potatoes stuffed with cottage cheese, dry fruits and fresh cream in your weekend menu. Savour the dish with chapatti or lachcha paratha. Serves: 4; Preparation time: 30 minutes; Cooking time: 45-60 minutes Ingredients: Potatoes – 4 large, Tomatoes –10 large, Onion – 1 Ginger – 1” piece, Garlic –  4 flakes, Green chillies -3 Few Coriander leaves, Cottage cheese – 100 grams Fresh yogurt – 1 cup, Fresh cream – 4 tbsp, Besan – 1 tbsp Cashew nuts – 24, Raisins – 12,…

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ANDHERI AIMS FOR A ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE ON I-DAY

Shatadal housing society in Andheri has been successfully composting for three years 50 housing societies were distributed compost tumblers to encourage recycling of waste. As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, 50 societies in Mumbai’s western suburbs pledged to join the fight against city’s mounting waste predicament and vowed to recycle and reduce their waste. Thousands of residents from in and around Andheri gathered at a function in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bacchan, and took it upon themselves to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and rid their…

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The Pound Cake: It’s History and What Makes it a Classic Dessert

We all crave for the chocolatey truffle pastry, the beautiful red velvet cake or the absolutely flawless blueberry cheesecake every once in a while, but the basic vanilla pound cake stays an all-time favourite. It’s the most basic, tastiest as well as the easiest recipe. However, has it ever occurred to you why a pound cake is called a ‘pound cake’? Every name has a history, every name tells a story. A chocolate chip cake is named that way as two of the major ingredients in the cake are cocoa…

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ANDHERI AIMS FOR A ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE ON I-DAY

50 housing societies were distributed compost tumblers to encourage recycling of waste. As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, 50 societies in Mumbai’s western suburbs pledged to join the fight against city’s mounting waste predicament and vowed to recycle and reduce their waste. Thousands of residents from in and around Andheri gathered at a function in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bacchan, and took it upon themselves to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and rid their surroundings of trash. The cause garnered support from local political parties, with…

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The Pixel and Pixel XL are finally on sale (and you get a free Daydream View, too)

Google’s rumored release of a Pixel 2 smartphone looks even more likely right now: The Google store has put the Pixel and Pixel XL on sale. (Typically, Google has only offered discounts on its phones after discontinuing them.) To further sweeten this deal, the search giant’s also throwing in a Daydream View mobile VR headset for free. Google has knocked $125 off the Pixel putting the price for the base model at $524, while the Pixel XL is $200 off for a starting price of $569. To get the Daydream View for free, you have…

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The Met Gala’s ‘Fashion and Religion’ theme is going to turn into a colonialist mess of cultural appropriation

Every year, Vogue’s infamous Met Gala in New York – a fundraiser for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art – takes to the global stage; it is the most ostentatious performance of fashion’s tie to celebrity culture there is. With tickets starting at $50,000 a guest, and a hyper-exclusive A-list guest list, designers team up with celebrities to construct looks according to the theme of the Met’s Costume exhibition. The upcoming theme was announced yesterday – it is “Fashion and Religion” (cue *gulp*). This isn’t the first time a Met Gala…

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V-Moda Remix review: A little too much of a good thing

I like bass. You like bass. Everybody likes bass. But there can be too much of a good thing, and the V-Moda Remix goes way over the top when it comes to reproducing Meghan Trainor’s favorite frequency. Many people will consider Remix’s bass boost a plus. Different strokes and all that. If you’re in that camp, you’ll be happy to know that the Remix has many great features, including a fabulous integrated headphone amp. You can plug a set of headphones into just about any Bluetooth speaker on the planet,…

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How to Make Delicious Savoury Pancakes for a Wholesome Breakfast

Looking for ways to make your breakfast time more delicious and not a rush-rush affair? The most important meal of the day definitely needs your attention, and it is not fair, particularly for your health, to grab anything and everything that’s easily available just to fill your tummy. With so many smart and easy breakfast ideas available, you can have a healthy and nutritious breakfast everyday without really slogging it out in the kitchen, and probably even feast like a king. Take pancakes for example. It’s quick to make, and you can…

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A Rajput Legacy of Slow-Cooked Game Meat and How the Tradition Originated

Renowned for its rich vegetarian delights, Rajasthan’scuisine is equally popular for its meaty dishes. In this erstwhile Princely state of Rajputana, the Rajput warriors and hunters have had a rich heritage of hunting and meat-eating. Hunting was one of the favourite hobbies of the royalty who would wander into the wild for days to find and hunt down a good catch. The game meat or the ‘shikaar’ was then prepared and relished by all, sometimes in the palace and sometimes in the lap of nature. Chef Sadaf Hussain, contestant of Masterchef…

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