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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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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Lifestyle change: “I know what to do, I just need to do it…but how?”

I hear this nearly every day in my primary care clinic. Many of my patients are overweight or obese, which mirrors the national trend: two out of three adults in the US are overweight or obese. Many of these folks suffer from medical issues such as low back, hip, knee, and foot pain; asthma; obstructive sleep apnea; fatty liver; type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; or depression. We know that these conditions often improve with weight loss. So, I often recommend weight loss as a first step in…

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World Cuisine: Know the Difference Between Continental Food and Oriental Food

Different cuisines prepared in different regions across the world have stories to tell about its place, tradition and culture. From Chinese to Continental, Lebanese to Japanese and Indian, all of them have a taste of their own. We all love to savour delicacies from around the world, especially since they are easily available in India now. However, there’s always been a confusion between continental and oriental food, generally mistaken as one kind. According to Chef Irfan Pabaney from The Sassy Spoon, Mumbai, “the major difference between these two kinds of…

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JEE advanced result 2017 to be declared on Sunday, know where to check

The results of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 will be released online on Sunday at 10am, officials said on Friday. Students can check their results on www.jeeadv.ac.in. Of the 2.2 lakh students, who were eligible, 1.7 lakh registered and appeared for the exam held on May 21 this year. “Since the answer key for the paper has already been released, most students are already aware of their marks. Results will only give a confirmation on these scores,” an official from the organising JEE team said. The answer keys were released…

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Telangana TSICET 2017 result declared, know how to check

The results of Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TSICET) for admission into MBA and MCA courses in universities and state-affiliated colleges were declared on Wednesday. The examination was held on May 18. Candidates can check their results by clicking here. Key in your hall ticket number and submit to view your results. Warangal’s Kakatiya University conducts the test on behalf of Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE). According to reports, 72,448 candidates had applied for the test. The highest number of students (30,000) had applied from Hyderabad.  …

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Everything You Need to Know About This Fashion Season

The world is topsy-turvy — on this we all agree. But when down is up and up is down, and everyone is busy looking in all directions at once because so much is going on (Super Bowl! Grammys! Oscars! Trump!), what happens to hemlines? Flux, of course. Fashion is not exempt. Disruption is the overriding trend of the ready-to-wear season. Cities, separation of the sexes, and the very shape of a show are just some of the elements under scrutiny. As fashion month begins in New York on Thursday and…

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All you need to know about Google’s Pixel smartphone

Google officially upped the stakes in the smartphone market with its big event yesterday, where it launched the new #madebygoogle smartphone – The Pixel. With a 12.3 mp camera, 4GB RAM and a full-metal body, Google is betting big on specs and its ‘home-made’ appeal (which usually works better with cookies) to bring in customers. This comes at a time when Apple has been roaming unfettered in the market – what with Samsung’s S7 getting too hot to handle (not in a good way). Thankfully, it’s also got the 3.5mm…

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Higher education has collapsed in India, we just don’t know it yet

The failure of Indian education system is stark when seen in light of the fact that thousands of students every year go abroad for college education. European universities and even the European governments seem to have a more definite plan for Indian students than India. A graduate degree in India is mostly a farce in most of the colleges. There is hardly any education imparted and it is seen as more a stepping stone for a masters or a necessity to do something else. Students file into colleges spend their…

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