Indie feature films go the crowdfunding way too

In 2014, Kolkata actor/director Prasun Chatterjee was ready with his dream script. He’d woven a tale about the friendship between two boys in a village in West Bengal in the backdrop of the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. Chatterjee was aware that his film, without a song and dance sequence or stars, would be difficult to sell to producers. But he hoped to be able to convince at least someone. For three years, meetings went fruitless. But in March this year, he abandoned the idea but not the film….

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Your New Favorite Way To Eat Chicken Parm: In A Crunchwrap!

If you’ve ever hung around in the Delish kitchen, you know we’re a little crazy. (In a good way, I hope.) It’s because there are no rules here! We’re constantly striving to outdo ourselves with our culinary creations, which has inevitably lead to many weird food mashups. Quesadilla burger, anyone? This Chicken Parm Crunchwrap is our newest hybrid baby, and though it sounds a little odd, it’s insanely amazing. If you’re an Italian food purist, hear me out. My problem with all chicken parm sandwiches — whether you call it a sub, grinder, or…

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Cloud Eggs: A Unique Way of Making Eggs is Going Viral!

Anything that goes viral on the Internet eventually becomes a fad. Will it be the same with cloud eggs? And, is it worth all the hype? It all started when photos of bright yellow yolks resting on a cloud-like fluffy bed of egg whites started trending all over Instagram. These surprisingly beautiful egg clouds gained popularity when people started trying out their own versions. Cloud Eggs: The Taste of Heaven?   The pleasant looking and picture-perfect dish may not be a new concept. It is actually called Eggs in Snow and…

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12 Mind-Blowing Facts That’ll (Hopefully) Change the Way You Think About Fashion

A few weeks ago, a broad circle of fashion insiders gathered in Copenhagen to discuss solutions to the environmental and ethical problems plaguing the apparel industry. The Copenhagen Fashion Summit brought designers — like Prabal Gurung and Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow — together with editors, production experts and various Corporate Social Responsibility types, many of whom spoke at special seminars and lectures on sustainability, ethical manufacturing and corporate responsibility. Meanwhile, the Boston Consulting Group and the Global Fashion Agenda debuted Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017, the first-ever publication analyzing and critiquing…

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Alternative Fashion Week gets under way in Belfast

A DOUBLE amputee and a former body builder with a muscle wasting disease are not the conventional models seen gracing the catwalks of fashion shows. But in a first for Northern Ireland, people who “showcase the diversity we see in society” are taking to the runway for an Alternative Fashion Week. Older, mobility-impaired and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender models will be among those showcasing latest fashions at four events across Belfast. Co Down photographer and Equal Fashion Magazine founder Shelley Rodgers has a passion for bringing alternative looks and…

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Is Skinny Fashion On Its Way Out?

It seems that after a decade of embracing skinny jeans, jeggings, bodycon dresses, and all manner of stretchy and slim-fit clothing, we’re collectively outgrowing skinny fashion and headed in a more voluminous sartorial direction. The signs have been all around us. The Wall Street Journal predicted the phasing-out of skinny jeans back in October 2014, when it ran a piece about the rising popularity of roomier denim styles, such as the classic Levi’s 501s and other “boyfriend” fits. Vintage pairs were spotted on influencers during Paris Fashion Week that year, and the publication reported that…

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We’ve been cooking food the wrong way. Here’s how to reduce heart problems

Thinking of ditching the salad bar in favour of pakoras from your favourite snack vendor? Think again. Preventing coronary heart disease (CHD) is not just about what you eat but is also linked to the cooking style you adopt, according to a team of international researchers who say urbanised South Asian’s susceptibility to the disease is partly due to high-heat cooking methods such as roasting or frying. High-heat food preparation is responsible for the increased risk of CHD in urbanised South Asians (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan populations in…

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Kirkcudbright food festival gets under way

A two-day celebration of local and artisan food is under way in the harbour town of Kirkcudbright. Organisers said they hoped the weekend event would highlight the “quality produce” of the area. Chef Nick Nairn will hold three cookery demonstrations alongside a number of other “foodie events and experiences”. Among them are a guide to cooking a perfect steak, a cheesemaking demonstration and a series of foraging walks. Image copyrightKIRKCUDBRIGHT FOOD FESTIVALImage captionA cheesemaking demonstration will be part of the festival Organiser Niomi Brough said they wanted to “shine a…

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Alia Bhatt Proves No Star Can Have Fun With Fashion The Way She Does

She is known to not strictly adhere to fashion norms. And actress Alia Bhatt once again ignored the trends to flaunt her own unique style during her recent public appearance. The actress, who will be seen in Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Dear Zindagi kept her look causal yet quirky as she teamed a black top with ripped jeans and completed the look by pairing this with a blazer adorned with floral prints. (Photo courtesy: Yogen Shah) Image: Yogen Shah A pair of sneakers with ‘On’ and ‘Off’ written over them…

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Gadget Ogling: Streaming Merrily, Snapping Happily, and Listening My Way

Rally round, one and all, for another edition of Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that takes potshots at the latest gadget announcements in the hopes of landing a giant prize. In our cavalcade of fun this time around are refreshed Rokus, Snapchat’s wearable camera, and headphones with programmable controls. As ever, reviews these are not; the ratings indicate only my level of interest in trying each item. 4K Everywhere Roku has refreshed its lineup of media players with lower prices, so bringing streaming video to every screen in your…

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