Here’s What You Need to Know About VK Sasikala’s ‘VIP’ Lifestyle in Jail

Sasikala was convicted by the Supreme Court in the 21-year-old disproportionate assets case. The interim AIADMK general secretary, a close aide of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, was named in the Rs 66 crore corruption case along with the latter and is barred from contesting for elections for 10 years. File image of VK Sasikala. (Image: PTI) New Delhi: After major controversy over AIADMK leader VK Sasikala having paid bribes and getting VIP treatment in the Bengaluru prison, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has ordered an inquiry into allegations made by…

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Gujarat’s Famous Snack Khandvi is All About Getting the Technique Right

Gujarati cuisine  is known for its variety of snacks – from the famous khakdas and theplas to the all-time favourite khandvi and dhokla. Most of their snacks offer a unique combination of sweet and spicy flavours in one bite and are often served with an array of chutneys, fresh coriander, sev and slit green chilies. These are popularly known as ‘Nasta’ or ‘Nashta’ in Gujarat and are enjoyed especially during tea-time. Out of all these delights, khandvi is loved by many and is also very nutritious to snack on. What is Khandvi? According to MasterChef contestant Siddharth Talwar,…

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Facts you never knew about yeast infections

Facts about yeast infections   Rarely discussed, yeast infection can cause serious problems down there. From irritation, burning and discharge, its complications could even trigger unbearable pain in the vagina. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “There are more than 20 different species of candida yeasts on and in our body which are responsible for yeast infection.” This doesn’t always mean that these infections impact you necessarily below the belt area. Here we have listed a few must-know facts about yeast infections. Yeast infection can occur in…

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Everything You Need to Know About Cake Frosting

Come any occasion, be it birthdays, anniversaries or weddings, cakes are our go-to desserts to signify a sweet beginning. We all have a sweet corner for cakes and you would agree we love gorging on to these creamy and frosty delights. However, if you love baking cake, you would also know the effort that goes into frosting and icing the cake. It’s not particularly an easy task, but a rewarding one for sure. There are also many types of cake frosting that you could experiment with to create spectacular cakes. So…

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10 magical beauty hacks no one told you about

  If you are tired of spending endless hours fixing your hair and putting oodles of make-up, here’s your quick fix- 10 simple yet magical beauty hacks no one has ever told you about! (Image Courtesy: Thinkstock) Thick hair is easy to flaunt   Make your mane look thick by brushing a little eyeshadow on your parting. No more itchy feet   Itchy feet and cracked heels can be cured by simply applying some petroleum jelly to your feet and wearing socks before you head to bed, yes, it’s actually…

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12 Mind-Blowing Facts That’ll (Hopefully) Change the Way You Think About Fashion

A few weeks ago, a broad circle of fashion insiders gathered in Copenhagen to discuss solutions to the environmental and ethical problems plaguing the apparel industry. The Copenhagen Fashion Summit brought designers — like Prabal Gurung and Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow — together with editors, production experts and various Corporate Social Responsibility types, many of whom spoke at special seminars and lectures on sustainability, ethical manufacturing and corporate responsibility. Meanwhile, the Boston Consulting Group and the Global Fashion Agenda debuted Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017, the first-ever publication analyzing and critiquing…

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Here’s how to lie about your lifestyle online like Bow Wow

Shad Moss is, ostensibly, a rapper. As Bow Wow, he once had a (I guess) successful hip hop career and released songs that were played. His most notable career achievement — in my humble opinion — is the sports movie epic Like Mike. It is an endearing children’s movie that also includes Bow Wow — then of Lil Bow Wow at-best-four-foot fame — dunking on David Robinson. Anyways, Bow Wow is in hot water once again because he posted on Instagram of him boarding a private jet to New York….

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3 Eggplant Dishes That Will Change How You Feel About this Boring Vegetable

An aubergine (brinjal/ baingan) is not a very popular vegetable. People love to hate the ‘baingan‘ because of its texture, which many consider ‘slimy’. Others find it ‘bitter’ to taste. But this very fact that it has a woody, nutty flavour means that the eggplant can be adapted or mixed with several flavours. Also, most people do not cook eggplant properly, with the result that they don’t really realise they are destroying its flavour. Recommended ways to cook eggplant include slow roasting, slow baking, frying (in very thin slices), and…

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What we love about food in 2017

Grape, Olive, Pig by Matt Goulding Few writers immerse themselves so fully in their subject as Matt Goulding, whose first book Rice, Noodle, Fish was a deep dive into the obsessions at the heart of Japanese food culture and an OFM favourite. Goulding’s beat is understanding places where food and life remain intertwined, so where better for him to write about next than Spain? His wife’s family are Spanish and bonding with them meant helping his father-in-law, Angel, in the annual slaughter of a pig, helped by great uncle Chacho,…

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