Lotan Chole Kulche: An Old Delhi Delicacy Cherished by Street Food Lovers

Chola-Kulcha is a very popular street food item in Delhi that is relished by everyone. From school kids to office goers, everyone seems to enjoy this masaledaar street food snack that is more like a meal in itself. This combination of boiled chickpeas (chole) and a soft white flour bread (kulcha) is served garnished with chopped onions, juicy tomatoes, powdered spices and a generous squeeze of lime. With everyone having a recipe of their own, this dish usually tastes different depending on the street vendor you choose. Set in the interiors of Old Delhi in the labyrinth of…

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7 Best Places to Eat Tandoori Momos in Delhi

Delhi loves momos. Be it street vendors, cafes or restaurants, they all are trying to take our love for momos up a notch by making them exciting. Besides the regular steamed chicken or vegetables momos, you will find a whole new variety to indulge in. Paneer momos, fried momos, chocolate momos and afghani malai momos are giving the original steamed version of the dumpling tough competition. One of the most loved variant is the Tandoori Momo (momos grilled in a tandoor). A North Indian Tadka given to this Tibetan delicacy,…

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5 Best Soya Chaap and Roll Places In Delhi

For a hard core non-vegetarian food lover (like me), whose understanding of tikkas and chaaps revolves around meat, Soya Chaap has been one of the best culinary surprises ever. The juicy and succulent chaap made of soya bean mimics the texture of meat brilliantly, making it a delicious treat not just for vegetarians but meat lovers too. Several eateries in Delhi offer this dish in their menu, and going by its growing popularity, seems like it is here to stay. Soya is undoubtedly a versatile ingredient, which can be enjoyed…

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Summer Special: 4 Delicious Ways to Beat the Heat in Delhi

Summer 2017 is getting really hot, but don’t let it dampen your food-loving spirit. With various restaurants and eateries offering refreshing summer-inspired dishes to tantalise your tastebuds this season as well as keep your system cool , you have more reasons to head out and indulge than let the heat get the best of you. And by this if you thought we were referring to living only on salads and iced beverages for the entire season, you are in for a big surprise. Delhi folks, go on and make the…

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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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CBSE Class 10 results: Here’s how students in Delhi scored last year

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has just started releasing its Class 10 results, let’s see what students in Delhi scored in the previous years. Last year, 91.76% of the students from Delhi who had appeared for the exam had passed, a few notches below the overall pass percentage of 96.21. More often than not, it has been seen that private institutions in Delhi perform better than government schools. Last year private institutions had a better pass percentage than government schools. About 95.43% of the students who were from…

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AAP govt and Delhi education: A look at the hits, misses and future plans

Education is one sector in which the AAP government is trying to make a mark. So much so that education was the main theme at this year’s Delhi tableau at the Republic Day parade. The government highlighted its model schools and the mega parent-teacher meetings (PTMs). Hindustan Times takes stock of the AAP government’s hits and misses during its two year stint in the field of education and analyses its election promises. New schools Unable to find land to build 500 “new” schools it promised two years ago, the Delhi…

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Delhi Fog or Smog? Apps, Websites, and Gadgets to Monitor Air Quality Around You

There’s no easy way to put this – Delhi air quality is at an all-time low. Even other big cities – the likes of Mumbai, and Kolkata – only fare better because of the high levels of Delhi smog. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 36 percent and 27 percent of deaths owing to lung cancer and heart disease, respectively, can be attributed to air pollution. And with the winter properly here, it’s not going to get better soon. We’ve previously written about low-tech and high-tech ways to combat…

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This Municipal School In Delhi Lets Its Students Explore And Learn New Things, And It Does Wonders

Look beyond private schools for good education. There is much potential in the existing government schools to be transformed into centres for excellent learning. One municipal school, located in south Delhi, is using a counter-culture approach to education, with an aim to make the students sharp and inquisitive. Ark, a non-profit organisation, in conjunction with South Delhi Municipal Corporation runs a government school in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar III where they lay heavy emphasis on exploration. “We want kids to be able to question, think and learn by observing and analyzing…

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Every Night Is Karaoke Night In Delhi! Here Are The Best Places Where You Can Sing Your Heart Out

Accept it. You’ve sung a song out loud in your room, in front of an imaginary audience, and secretly admired your singing prowess. Whether it is all-time favourites like ‘Summer of 69′, or the more recent ones like ‘Cheap Thrills,’ you always find yourself singing along. But why do it all alone when you can head to some uber cool places in Delhi with your friends and be a Karaoke star!  Here are 14 restaurants in Delhi (and Gurgaon) that host Karaoke Nights which are super fun: 1. Turquoise Cottage, Saket…

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