Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 5 Unique Types Of Modaks To Try Out This Festive Season

Ganesh Chaturthi has arrived and devotees of the elephant-faced God are gearing to welcome beautifully adorned idols in their homes. Additionally, pandals are being put up across cities, humongous Lord Ganesha idols are being decked up and devotees are lining up for the benevolent God’s blessings. Meanwhile, people are also busy preparing several kinds of sweets to be served as prasad. The main Indian sweet of the festival is the modak. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are incomplete without an offering of modaks to Lord Ganesha. They are generally prepared from rice flour and stuffed with…

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Apple Dominated Global Smartwatch Market in Q2 2018: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Apple continued to dominate smartwatch market with a 41 percent share Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share Apple continued to dominate the smartwatch market with a 41 percent share as global smartwatch shipments grew 37 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, a Counterpoint report said on Friday. US-based wearables major Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share while Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share in the second quarter of…

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Nubia Unveils Its Alpha Wearable Smartphone at IFA 2018, Red Magic Gaming Phone ‘Coming Soon’ to India

Nubia Alpha price and availabliity were not revealed HIGHLIGHTS Nubia Red Magic was launched in China back in April Nubia Alpha is a smartphone that can be worn on your wrist Pricing and specifications of the Alpha are not out yet Nubia at IFA 2018 in Berlin on Friday unveiled the Nubia Alpha wearable smartphone concept on which production will be started in Q4 2018. There is, however, no word on which markets will get the phone first. The company also showcased that the Nubia Red Magic, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s latest gaming-focused smartphone, at the…

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Janmashtami 2018: 5 Easy Prasads To Make At Home

Janmashtami is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of the Indian subcontinent, and this year it would be celebrated on 2nd September 2018. Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna on earth. It is said that Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Each year, the festival is celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm to welcome their beloved ‘Nanhe Gopal’ to this world.  Janmashtami has a fond association with food as Lord Krishna loved good food. A lot of prasads are prepared on this pious day. Here…

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Independence Day 2018: 29 Most Iconic Dishes Across India

At 72, India proudly boasts of 29 states and 7 union territories, adding to the rich legacy of unity in diversity, India has long been an model of. Seventy years hence, it is a feat worth celebrating, as at the time of India’s independence in 1947, the country was divided into several princely states and provinces. There was no concept of ‘States’ or Union territories back then and each province had signed treaties with the British allowing them to continue their reign in the region. In the 71 years since India’s independence…

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Teej 2018: 11 Delicious Foods To Celebrate With

The season of festivities is here again. Hindu women across India, mostly in North are gearing up to celebrate Hariyali Teej. This year, Hariyali Teej will be celebrated on 13th August, 2018. The Indian festival is celebrated with much fervour by women of Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The festival falls in the holy month of Shravana or Sawan. The entire month is dedicated to the holy union of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Married women gather together and pray for their married life and general well-being.  On…

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Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 8 to Receive Face Unlock in ‘Coming Months’

  HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global is bringing a Face Unlock feature to list of Nokia phones It includes Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 8 The new feature will be available in the coming months via an OTA update Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and last year’s Nokia 8 will receive a Face Unlock feature, HMD Global announced in a tweet. While the schedule of the update hasn’t been revealed yet, the Finnish company has confirmed that the feature will debut on all the four Nokia models in…

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World No Tobacco Day 2018, here’s why you should switch to e-cigarettes

On World No Tobacco Day, experts from different parts of the world suggest that e-cigarette is the most practical option for smokers as it is less harmful and can reduce the health burden of smoking significantly. RN Sharan, a senior professor in the department of biochemistry at the North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong, who has been researching on cancer and its causes for many years now, says consuming electronic cigarettes reduces the risk of cancer by around 90-92 per cent compared to the conventional ones. “Cancer is caused by carcinogenic…

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Royal wedding 2018: What is bowl food?

The 600 guests joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their wedding reception will be enjoying a selection of savoury and sweet canapés, champagne (of course) and “bowl food”. Trendy and attractive bowls of food – often healthy and colourful – have been around for a while, often photographed on Instagram. But now “bowl food” is becoming a popular choice for large catered events. What is it? Bowl food is larger than a canapé and around a quarter of the size of a main course. It is served in miniature or…

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Navratri 2018: How To Make A Delicious Navratri Thali At Home

Navratri 2018 is here. Chaitra Navratri celebrations would go on till 25th March 2018. During this period of nine auspicious days, devotees try all that they can to seek the divine blessings of the Goddess Durga. Navratri fasting is one way of showing devotion to the goddess. In addition to the religious and spiritual reason, there is also an apparent scientific rationale to these fasts. Both Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri fall during major seasonal changes. Chaitra Navratri marks the beginning of summers. It is said that during these major transitions in season, one…

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