DU admission 2017: Most popular courses in Arts stream

DU admission 2017: The University of Delhi is set to release the first cut off list for admission of first year students to its undergraduate courses on Friday. About 30,72,674  candidates have applied for more than 60 Delhi University courses this year from May 22 to June 12, 2017. Over the years, the university has seen a rise in applications for arts stream courses and BA programme took the lead this year with 1,40,619 applicants. The reason for the popularity of arts stream courses is due to there being no…

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The Two Most Unique Indian Halwas You Will Only Find in Rampur

  Imagine dishes served in clay pots, lamb slow-cooked for hours, the magical aroma of whole spices and khada masalas and a burst of rich flavours. That’s the Rampuri cuisine for you – the quintessential ‘courtly cuisine’ of India where every recipe has been secretly preserved for centuries by the khansamas of the royal kitchens and where every dish has a story to tell. We got a taste of this lesser-known Mughlai cuisine, recently, when a group of cooks from the royal kitchens of Rampur were brought to the city for an ongoing…

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Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best activity tracker is the one you’ll actually wear every day, otherwise there’s no point in buying one at all. Fitbit’s new $150 Alta HR is the one most people would wear not just every day, but all night—and that’s worth every penny. At a glance, the Alta HR looks identical to its predecessor, last year’s original Alta. It’s a slim bracelet with an OLED screen that wakes to show the time when you raise your wrist and responds to…

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Trump could gut public health funding at the exact time we need it most

We’re hearing a lot about the 22 million people who may lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. But there’s another, quieter tragedy that could play out if the ACA is gutted: States could lose critical funding for public-health efforts like responding to outbreaks, vaccination programs, and anti-smoking and anti-obesity campaigns. When the ACA was enacted in 2010, the law established the Prevention and Public Health Fund, with an annual appropriation that began at $500 million in 2010. The goal of the fund was simple: boost…

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The Most Shameless Food Product Placement in Video Games

If we had our way, we’d do nothing but play video games all day every day. But eventually those pesky bodily needs get in the way, and we have to stop to do things like “sleep” and “eat” and “apply bandages.” But don’t get us wrong. Food is great, too. If only there was a way to make the game-to-food transition easier. What if the games themselves let us know about delicious food worth putting the controller down for? Thanks to the crushing, blood-soaked gears of capitalism, there’s a chance…

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The food our New to the Parish community miss the most

For Carlinhos Cruz, nothing tastes quite as good as a well-prepared dish of rice and beans. When the Brazilian musician arrived in Ireland five years ago, he would meet up with Brazilian friends to buy Tesco value kidney beans and cook them with rice. “We found a cheap, almost satisfactory replacement but now there are Brazilian shops which sell our beans and even our rice, Tio João being the favourite,” he says. “Rice and beans sounds simple and in fact it is: brown pinto beans cooked in a pressure cooker…

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Lifestyle choice of the world’s most cosmopolitan butterfly

The last red admirals and commas are feeding on ivy flowers in autumn sunshine and Britain’s butterfly year is drawing to a close once more. One butterfly, though, is on the move. I’ve seen several painted ladies this month, but most have already headed south for the winter. The fate of British-born generations of painted ladies was a mystery until recently, when radar finally documented how they ascend to great heights before beginning their reverse migration.The painted lady is constantly on the move – and how far it moves has…

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Explained: Most favoured Nation status

What is Most Favoured Nation status? According to the MFN principle of the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) — to which India is a signatory/contracting party — each of the WTO member countries should “treat all the other members equally as ‘most-favoured’ trading partners.” The WTO says, “Grant someone a special favour (such as a lower customs duty rate) and you have to do the same for all other WTO members.” Hence, though MFN sounds like special treatment, in effect it means non-discrimination. Have Pakistan and India…

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The 2016 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink

Meet this year’s class of food influencers. Fortune and Time Inc. sister publication Food & Wineteamed up to bring you our third annual list of the women who had the most transformative impact in the last year on what we eat and drink. This group of entrepreneurs, activists, and idealists is making its mark up and down the food chain. 1. Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic Courtesy of Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation According to the United Nations, the world produces more than enough food for everyone on…

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The 5 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink

From the editors of Food & Wine and Fortune magazines The future of food is here, and it’s decidedly female. The editors of Food & Wine and Fortune magazines teamed up to spotlight women entrepreneurs, activists and leaders in the food world who’ve worked in the past year to transform the way people dine. Twenty earned a spot on their Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink 2016 list. Here are five standouts from the report by Food & Wine and Fortune(which, like TIME, are owned by Time Inc.). Emily…

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