UNESCO’s new campus inaugurated in Delhi

UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova, along with Prakash Javadekar jointly inaugurated the new premises of Unesco, New Delhi. Representative image UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova, along with the HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar jointly inaugurated the new premises of Unesco, New Delhi, cluster office at Chanakyapuri, on Wednesday. The designer of the building, provided by the Centre, Satish Gujral was also present at the ceremony. As per a TOI report, Bokova said, “This building stands as a symbol of the values shared by India and Unesco, of our belief in the…

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Love Dosas? Try These Innovative Varieties in Delhi

Some things can spell magic in dire situations. A bite of pillowy, crisp dosa doused in coconut chutney and sambar can make most of us forget about the petty struggles of our routine. Are you one of those who finds the aroma of freshly made dosa spellbinding? Biting into this South Indian delicacy meticulously made into thin pancakes and stuffed with the choicest of filings is one of the simplest pleasures in life While nothing can beat the classic masala dosa, its rava cousins and others in the family offer a range of variety to the demanding palate. For those…

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Instagram Direct now lets you reply with a photo or video

It definitely seems like Facebook-owned Instagram is adding at least one new feature every week, sometimes even more often than that. Today’s addition has to do with Direct, the part of Instagram’s that’s essentially a one-to-one messaging service. Starting with Instagram version 10.34 (which should already be available for Android and iOS in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, respectively), you can reply with a photo or video to specific photos, videos, and reshared posts in Direct. Interestingly, your reply will automatically include a sticker of what you’re…

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AIIMS 2017 paper leak: CBI registers case, Delhi High Court directs Centre and AIIMS to file replies

The CBI on August 16 told the Delhi High Court that it has registered a case on the alleged leak of question paper for the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination held this year, from an institute in Ghaziabad. The submission was made before a before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, which was hearing a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe into the alleged illegalities and irregularities during the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance exam held on May 28 this year. The…

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Haryana bans nitrogen-laced drinks and food after Delhi man’s hole in stomach

The Haryana food and drugs administration department on Thursday banned the use of nitrogen in food and drinks across the state. The ban comes almost a month after news of a 30-year-old Delhi man gulping down a drink topped with liquid nitrogen and ending with a gaping hole in his stomach came to the fore. A government statement issued from Chandigarh on Friday stated that keeping in view the interest of the health of people in the state, the Haryana government has prohibited the flushing or mixing of liquid nitrogen with any…

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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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