Ganesha Chaturthi 2017: 10 Maharashtrian Dishes You Must Prepare During Vinayaka Chaturthi

The pandals are being set up, final touches are being done on idols of Ganpatiji and the celebrations are getting started! Yes, it is that time of the year when Lord Ganesh’s birth anniversary is celebrated with much grandeur. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be starting on 25th August and ending on 5th September. The 10-day long festival commemorates Lord Ganesha’s birthday by following various colourful rituals along with grand treats. While the country celebrates this festival, Maharashtra does it on a much larger scale and with much vigour. The dishes…

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8 Lip-Smacking Keema Recipes That You Must Try

Keema is a traditional meat delicacy popular across the Indian subcontinent. The word ‘Keema’ is believed to have been borrowed from the Turkish word ‘Kıyma’, which means minced meat. Keema  was a popular breakfast staple in the Awadhi cuisine during medieval India. It was an age when the royal families took their culinary affairs almost  as seriously as their administration. The khansamas (royal cooks) of  several Mughal rulers and Nawabs, invented many keema delicacies to please their beloved king and the royal appetite of the court. One of the most…

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Feni: The Famous Cashew Fruit Liquor from Goa You Must try

It wouldn’t be wrong to deem the thriving party capital of the country – Goa – as one of country’s richest culinary hotspots too. An erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa has successfully managed to retain its vintage charm through its local customs and food. And one such Portuguese contribution to the beverages of the subcontinent is Feni. Food historian KT Acharya in his book, A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food, describes Feni as the “Distilled liquour with a distinctive flavour developed in Goa by Catholic monks from the red ‘fruit’of the…

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6 Interesting Shawarma Places You Must Try In Mumbai

While Mumbai swears by its Vada Pav, Ragda Patties, and Bhel Puri, one can’t deny the strong influences from the neighboring countries on its palette. Chinese cuisine has for long held its own amidst the extensive range of desi favourites, as well as Middle East food, which has its loyal fan following. One such delight is the Shawarma. Call it a distant cousin of Kathi roll or a Frankie, but this Lebanese wrap of pita bread or Khubz, stuffed with generous filling of well-grilled meat, cucumber and tomatoes, and served with mayonnaise and sometimes fries is one…

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8 summer superfoods you MUST include in your diet

1. Must have foods in summers Summer, especially in India is not only scorching but dehydrating too, which makes it very important to maintain a well-balanced diet with the right kind of food. Below is the list of some superfoods recommended by Celebrity Nutritionist and Dietician Manisha Mehta that must be incorporated into the diet in summers to ‘cool off’ the heat. 2. Mint These leaves contain good amounts of iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium. So this should be added to your list of summer must-haves. 3….

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10 super easy egg recipes you must try now!

Egg is that versatile ingredient that adds magic to any dish. In fact, now it has been scientifically proved that if you breakfast on eggs, you are more likely to lose weight because egg not just fires up the metabolism but also keeps you satisfied for long. Egg based recipes are easy to make and are less time consuming. One egg is a nutrition packed tiny little ball and if you add a little roasted ragi or some powdered oats in your omelette, your complete meal is ready. Egg also…

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Nail art designs you must try out

  When it comes to beauty trends, nail art is in vogue nowadays. From shattered nails to metallic nails, the evolution of nail trend has come a long way from a basic-polish manicure. And suiting your personality or even mood, you can actually experiment a lot with different nails arts. So, it’s safe to say that the nail-art design you sport speak volumes about your personality while jazzing up your look. Depending on your personal style, whether you like to experiment with something chic and bold, go metallic, try something…

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5 Yummy British Dishes You Must Try Post-Brexit

For me, Britain is a place of comfort foods. The dishes are mostly non-fuss and the emphasis is always on enhancing the natural flavours – perhaps this is why a lot of their food is so flavourful. Try five of my favourite British dishes on chilly autumn evenings or cold wintry days. 1. Kedgeree of Smoked Haddock   Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 4   Ingredients:   1 finely chopped onion 3 cardamom pods, split open 1/4 tsp turmeric 1 small cinnamon stick 1 bay leaf…

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Higher education in Latin America must think global and act local

Following a huge expansion in the past 40 years, universities in Latin America today face three major challenges. First, they must improve access, so that young people can participate in higher education regardless of their social background, ethnic origin or financial means; second, they must improve the quality of teaching, to meet the needs of both local and global changes; and third, universities must strengthen the role of research and their links to local populations. As an example, Brazil, with a population of 200 million, has 7.3 million higher education students…

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Right to education must be protected in Kashmir: Amnesty

“According to authorities, paramilitary forces have set up camps in at least seven schools in Kashmir since August. The government has shifted some of the venues of upcoming school examinations away from schools occupied by security forces.” The Amnesty International Friday said the J&K government should bring to justice those responsible for the burning of schools in Kashmir and end the occupation of schools by security forces. “Schools should be safe spaces under all circumstances. The vicious arson attacks on schools end up denying children in Kashmir their right to…

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