Dishing Out Snacks Using Dal – 10 Stellar Recipes to Try

India runs on dal, there is no doubt about it. Explore the northern belt of the country and you will find a unique preparation of dal enjoyed in every household. Lunch hour here is never complete without a bowlful of steaming arahar dal. The preparation goes on to attaining the status of the ultimate comfort food of the country. “Dals are used in many ways. They can be cooked into thick, medium and thin preparations, exemplified by the meetamasoor dal of the north, the spicy tuar sambar of the South or the soup-like rasam based again on tuar. These are regular accompaniments…

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8 Ways to Spruce Up Foods Using Hung Curd or Greek Yogurt

Curd is a staple in most Indian households and a versatile condiment used in numerous delicacies. Similarly, hung curd is one of the most common condiments to be used and makes for a great substitute to most of the cream-based foods. Also known as Greek Yogurt, hung curd is nothing but curd; the only difference is the whey (water) of the curd is drained completely to make hung curd. The yogurt is kept in a muslin cloth and tied tightly and hung off the wall to let all the water drain…

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Ivyrevel’s Customized Dresses Are Created Using Your Lifestyle Data

Ivyrevel, the digital fashion house launched by H&M, has teamed up with Google to create a dress personalized to each wearer by their own data. Ivyrevel worked with Google and production company MediaMonks to develop the project. Each dress is designed using a smartphone app that tracks each customer’s activity and lifestyle. The user needs to carry their phone wherever they go for a week, and the following week the app will use its knowledge of their lifestyle to create the design, interpreting the data into a custom-made Ivyrevel dress….

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Learn a language using just your gadgets

It’s difficult to avoid feeling a sense of achievement when I manage to carry on a spontaneous conversation with someone who speaks French and get compliments for my accent from a native. It took me a fair bit of hard work to sound ‘comme une francaise’ or like a Frenchwoman, but every bit of it has been an enjoyable journey in no small measure thanks to it being entirely a solo one. All I had for company was my collection of gadgets — smartphone, tablet and headphones. Before I share…

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Food scientists using X-rays to figure out fats

The researchers hope to replace unhealthful trans and saturated fats with better non-saturated versions — all without compromising texture. That swap could have great implications for the food industry, says Maria Fernanda Peyronel-Svaikauskas, a research associate working with food scientist Prof. Alejandro Marangoni. To conduct their studies, Peyronel-Svaikauskas and the other U of G researchers use the DOE’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois. X-rays generated at that facility enable scientists to study and characterize the structure of edible fats at meso and micro levels…

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Reliance Jio Launch: RIL Asks Staff to Stop Using Services of Other Telcos

HIGHLIGHTS RIL has asked employees to port their existing phone numbers to Jio MNP enables telephone users to retain their number when changing carriers Reliance Jio has over 1.5 million users Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate, has asked its 40,000-plus employees to stop using phones connections of existing operators, like Airtel and Vodafone, and instead switch to its own high-speed 4G Jio. RIL has asked employees to port their existing phone numbers to Jio, a move that may open another front with the existing operators, who have been up in…

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