Diwali Recipes: 9 Dishes from Popular Restaurants You Can Make at Home

Diwali is right around the corner and we are eagerly waiting to celebrate and gorge on some delicious food. The quintessential Diwali parties have already begun and people are busy merry making and attending to guests. But some of us may feel overwhelmed with all the planning and preparation that may go into making your home party a hit. A simple recipe for success is to make sure that you serve great food that will keep your guests happy and entertained. Good food can easily bring everyone together. To help…

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Catering Ideas to Make Your Diwali House Parties in Mumbai Memorable

Soon after I moved to Mumbai twenty years back, I realized that Diwali is to Mumbai what Durga Pujo is to Kolkata. Offices in Mumbai give the longest break of the year at this time as they combine Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Gujarati New Year and sometimes add a day or two bring in the weekend too. This is time to distribute bakshish, bonus and dry fruits too. With time I made lots of friends in Mumbai and then came across a Diwali phenomenon that I was not familiar in the Kolkata that I had…

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Diwali 2017: 9 Delicious Diwali Snacks for the Festive Celebrations

One of the biggest festivals in the country, Diwali will be celebrated on 19th October 2017.Like each year, people are gearing up to celebrate the festival with full festive spirit. Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Lord Ram after defeating the demon king Ravana. The festive tradition of decorating the house with multi-coloured rangolis, and multiple lamps and lights not only makes for a pretty visual but also symbolizes the ultimate triumph of good over evil. While Diwali sweets such as Kaju Katli and Soan Papdi and chunky dry fruits are…

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Diwali 2017: 6 Unique Food Gifting Options This Festive Season!

Festival of lights Diwali 2017 or Deepawali is just round the corner. Indians across the country are gearing up for one of the most awaited festivals, which will be celebrated on 19th October and the preparations seem to have begun in full swing. This festival is celebrated to mark the homecoming of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile to the kingdom of Ayodhya along with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita. From getting one’s house painted to buying new clothes and meeting friends and family, one cannot avoid the festivity in…

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This Diwali, give your eyes a visual treat with these gadgets

Be it a streaming dongle or a 4k panel, look beyond the mundane smartphones and wearables and gift your loved ones a visual treat. Google Chromecast: A perfect gift for those who love to sit back and binge-watch their favourite shows with a tub of popcorn. Watching shows on Netflix and similar apps can get grander with this circular dongle, which can be plugged into a TV’s HDMI port (and USB port for power) to stream ad free content seamlessly. Once paired, tapping the cast button throws content onto the…

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4 cool sub-Rs 12,000 gadgets to gift this Diwali

Gift these trendy gadgets this Diwali, all under Rs 12,000 India loves to celebrate and the Festival of Lights ranks high on the list. While many people have mastered the art of giving (that forms a major part of Diwali) down to a science ­ there are those who purchase last minute or are bewildered novices. Regardless of the category you fall in, there’s no better gift that a tech toy. Unlike the usual mithai, the shelf life of a nifty gizmo is much longer. Since most of us have…

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