Navratri 2017 Special: What is Sabudana Made of?

Come Navratri or any other Indian festival where devotees observe a fast, sabudanabecomes an essential ingredient during the fasting period. The little sabudana pearls can be cooked in myriad ways to create lip-smacking dishes that not just provide essential energy during fasting, but also with flavours to relish inspite of following a restricted diet. No Navratri is complete without savouring sabudana khichdi or sabudana vadas along with family and friends. Spiked with a handful of aromatic spices, fresh herbs and crunchy nuts, these treats are immensely relishing. Since whole grains are not allowed during the fasting period, so the question…

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Cinnabon Just Made Its Cinnamon Rolls Even Better

The smell of Cinnabon is familiar to pretty much anyone who’s walked through an airportterminal or a mall anytime in the last decade. Playing off this tradition, Cinnabon partnered with Lotus to add a super-popular European cookie to their cinnamon buns this month. Biscoff cookies — AKA the cinnamon-y, crisp cookies often crushed into cookie butter and served on Delta flights — are available at Cinnabon this fall. They can be added to a few different menu items, including the Classic Cinnamon Roll, Center of the Roll (why did we not know this…

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Let’s Go Bananas: 8 Sumptuous Malayali Dishes Made With Bananas

God’s own country, Kerala’s cuisine is no short of divine. Flavourful, experimental and enticing, there is no way you can step out of the sadya without licking your fingers. And one of the most intriguing facets of the cuisine of Kerala is its versatile use of bananas. Be it snacks, stews, jams, desserts or curries, bananas are a must on the signature banana leaf meal. Kerala’s fertile land allows a large scale cultivation of bananas and coconut. One can see several banana trees lined across farmland of thousands of hectares, and even courtyards outside local  house, and as…

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Are Plans Being Made to Brew Beer On the Moon?

                    Ever since man put his step on to the land of moon, astronauts and scientists have gone on an experimental overdrive to gauge the possibility of life on Moon. The experiments in the recent times are only taking stranger and more intriguing turns. A privately funded Indian Space team is said to participate in a global competition, where reportedly, they are proposing an experiment to brew beer on the Moon using yeast! Intriguing isn’t it? The aim of the experiment…

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Samsung made an even better Galaxy S8+, but you can’t have it

In just a few weeks, Galaxy S8s will begin appearing in mailboxes, and people will be posting pictures and videos of their new phones to make all their Twitter followers and Facebook friends who don’t have one jealous. But even if you’re rocking the Galaxy S8+ with the upgraded Y50BT AKG headphones and packing a 256GB SD card, you still won’t have the best model money can buy. According to a report by ET News, Samsung will be selling a souped-up version of the Galaxy S8+ in China and Korea…

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E-startups: Bhu:sattva’s fashion products made from organic natural farmers a hit in India, abroad

Ahmedabad-based organic textile start-up Bhu:sattva redefines organic fashion as more than just khadi, offering an experience it calls “from field to fashion”. It provides eco-friendly classic clothing across India, which are created from organic crops in soil that has also been certified as organic. The website has recently been expanded to include “art-inspired clothing”, and it plans to have a mobile application on Android as well as iOS platforms within the next six months. “We are one of a kind since we offer an organic experience through our clothes. From…

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Mitt Romney: Trump has made a smart choice for education secretary

The nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education has reignited the age-old battle over education policy. The heat is already intense not just because it involves the future of our children but also because a lot of money is at stake. Essentially, it’s a debate between those in the education establishment who support the status quo because they have a financial stake in the system and those who seek to challenge the status quo because it’s not serving kids well. Both sides will take their case to the public…

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Wills Lifestyle has made great advances in bringing the best of fashion through top-notch craftsmanship

ITC’s Lifestyle Retailing Business Division has established a nationwide retailing presence through Wills Lifestyle and John Players. Atul Chand, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC’S Lifestyle Retailing Division, shares branding strategies employed at the company and the expansion plans of its premium fashion brands. What is the target for 2020 for ITC’s Lifestyle Retailing Division? The target for 2020 is to make John Players and Wills Lifestyle the foremost consumer experience brands in their own segments. To grow at a CAGR of 15-20 per cent and get to more markets and expand…

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Sustainable Fashion Made Easy

Fast Fashion is Big Business. There is some serious money to be made meeting the seemingly insatiable demand of consumers in the developed world for cheap clothes. This demand for cheaper and cheaper clothes means that corners are cut at every level of the supply chain as retailers and manufacturers strive to cut prices, while still maintaining their bottom line. Inevitably it is the people at the bottom of this long and complicated supply chain that are suffering. People working long days in often dangerous conditions for less than a…

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Nissan starts selling made in India Datsun GO+ in South Africa

Japanese auto maker Nissan today said it has started selling of India-made entry level multi-purpose vehicle Datsun GO+ in South Africa. “Sales of the Datsun GO+, produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai, began on August 31, 2016 in South Africa,” Nissan India said in a statement. Commenting on the development, Nissan India Operations President Guillaume Sicard said: “Following on the success of the India-built Datsun GO’s launch into the small car segment in South Africa, the GO+ is another example of our Make in India models…

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