9 Varanasi (Benaras) Street Foods that You Shouldn’t Miss

Street food is an essential part of the Indian culture and cuisine. There are a number of street foods from across the country that are famous, but nothing can beat the hot and crispy kachoris and samosas from Benaras or Varanasi. The holy city is situated on the banks of the river Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradeshand its food is defined by its culture and tradition. According to Chef Ashwani Kumar Singh from the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Delhi, “The food of Benaras or Varanasi is influenced by its people. You will…

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6 Most Unhealthy Indian Street Foods You Must Avoid

Be it salty, greasy, spicy or sweet, there is no taste that our wide array of Indian street food can’t please. And let’s admit it, in the present nippy weather it becomes all the more tough to resist these mouthwatering temptations lined across every nook and cranny of your city, teasing you to indulge. To our good fortune, there are options galore! From Dahi Bhalla, kachoris and pakodas to momos. But before you binge into your favourite Indian street food, it is always good to know the larger impact it…

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Lotan Chole Kulche: An Old Delhi Delicacy Cherished by Street Food Lovers

Chola-Kulcha is a very popular street food item in Delhi that is relished by everyone. From school kids to office goers, everyone seems to enjoy this masaledaar street food snack that is more like a meal in itself. This combination of boiled chickpeas (chole) and a soft white flour bread (kulcha) is served garnished with chopped onions, juicy tomatoes, powdered spices and a generous squeeze of lime. With everyone having a recipe of their own, this dish usually tastes different depending on the street vendor you choose. Set in the interiors of Old Delhi in the labyrinth of…

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Street food: Thai foodies defend Bangkok vendor culture

In a city where eating well is an obsession, a statement by a senior official last month, published in a national newspaper, caused a public outcry. Vallop Suwandee, who chairs an advisory board to the governor of Bangkok, was quoted as saying that street vendors would be removed from all 50 districts of the city. It seemed that one of the most popular and distinctive aspects of Bangkok life was to be wiped out, days after CNN had voted Bangkok the best place in the world for street food, and…

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Lavish Instagram Lifestyle Leads to Arrest of Russian ‘Female Wolf of Wall Street’

A 22-year-old Russian student was recently discovered to be involved in organized criminal activity after local police discovered her suspiciously lavish lifestyle on social media. Thanks to her heavy flaunting of wealth, Anastasia Tsirenschikova, dubbed as the “female Wolf of Wall Street,” was recently arrested for her alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar tax scam, Daily Mail reported.The Plekhanov Russian University of Economics student, who was reportedly set to graduate soon, is now among five individuals facing jail-time for moving nine billion rubles (almost $145 million) from Russia into tax havens overseas….

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Berlin street fashion by Berlin’s street people

Creativity is what matters at “People Design Berlin,” a label founded by two young designers that brings out the talents of homeless teenagers. Here they are treated with respect regardless of where they come from. “I will be a millionaire one day. One should dream big,” says Franky J.J. Jones, gazing at me with big brown eyes and a bright hopeful smile. Here he is again today, a place where dreaming is allowed for people like him. An old renovated brick industrial building in southeastern Berlin, where homeless or drug-addicted young…

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Why There’s More to the Street Style Story at Fashion Week

I fell in love with street style when women like Taylor Tomasi Hill and Christine Centenera made it exciting. You never knew what these fashion editors would wear to the shows — artful lessons in layering and draping, bustiers worn boldly over t-shirts, tulle poking out from underneath an army green pencil skirt. In 2008, these women didn’t have Instagram or blogs. You had to wait till they were photographed at Fashion Week. Maybe they were dressing for an audience, but I always felt as if they were dressing for…

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