Paneer Jalebi: The Denser Cousin of Jalebi Is Nothing Like Anything You Have Had Before

If there is anything that can compete with the phenomenon of samosa in this country, it has to be the crisp and sweet jalebi. It was somewhere in the 13th century that the west Asian import made inroads into the culinary map of India, as Zolabiya, and here we are eight centuries later, absolutely hooked to our dearjalebi. Crispy, coiled and ever-so delightful jalebi, is staple across all halwais and sweetmeat shops in the country and is our all-time favourite too. Did you know that the recipe of jalebi is said to be first recorded in the 16th century, ‘Bhojana Kutuhala,‘ –…

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Basant Panchami 2018: Why Do Bengalis Refrain From Eating Ber (Jujube) Fruit Before Saraswati Puja

It is that time of the year again. The biting cold weather is slowly giving way to the beauteous and bountiful spring. The blossoming flowers, the ripened fruits and the lush green fields, there is a reason why Spring is also dubbed as the King of all seasons. Various communities and countries across the world have different ways to celebrate the shift in seasons. In India, which also happens to be an agro-based economy, spring season plays a huge role in the agricultural and harvesting calendar and naturally then the…

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Struggling to fall asleep? Make a ‘to-do’ list before hitting the bed for better sleep

Having trouble falling asleep? Jotting down your “to-do” list just before bedtime can help you doze off quickly, scientists say. Researchers from Baylor University in the US compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus those who chronicled completed activities. “We live in a 24/7 culture in which our to-do lists seem to be constantly growing and causing us to worry about unfinished tasks at bedtime,” said Michael K Scullin, assistant professor at Baylor University. “Most people just cycle through their to-do lists…

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7 types of Idlis you should know about before visiting South India

1. Simply delicious! Idli is one of the most popular breakfasts in South Indian households. Idli contains no fat, no saturated fat and no cholesterol. They are quite filling, nutritious and must be included by all weight-watchers in their diet. These healthy idli recipes will help you flatten your belly while satisfying your tastebuds at the same time.These are made in different ways, each differ in portion of rice, semolina, yogurt and spices. Here are 7 interesting varieties of idli that are easy-to-make, low in calories and absolutely delicious : 2. Vegetable…

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You’ve Never Seen Fried Ice Cream Like This Before

Fried ice cream sounds like a lot of things: A complete disaster and the inspiration for Katy Perry’s Hot N Cold are the first couple that come to mind — but, in reality, it’s neither. (Unless Katy Perry isn’t telling us something.) Turns out, when you drop a ball of ice cream coated in cereal or cookie crumbs into a vat of screaming hot oil, it actually frys instead of melting down into an unrecognizable mess. Sam Chau and his brother Nelson started hawking the dessert at local street fairs seven years…

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The Milky Shahi Shikanji in Indore is Nothing Like You’ve Ever Had Before!

The tangy and lemony shikanji that we’ve grown up loving has another cousin that you probably haven’t heard of (unless you’ve traveled to Indore) and surprisingly, they have nothing in common! Planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the city of Indore lies at the heart of the Malwa plateau. Today, Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh and we’re going to talk about the business of food which is a distinctive part of the city – you’ll soon know why. A regular day in Indore starts with a…

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5 questions to ask before choosing a health plan

It’s open enrollment season, the time of year when we need to sort through confusing options and try to predict how often we’ll get sick next year. Some people, especially those shopping for plans on the Obamacare insurance exchanges are facing bigger price tags. Rolling over into the same plan may not be an option for people who learned that their plans are being eliminated or that their premiums are doubling. Workers who get insurance through their jobs may also find new options for next year, such as telemedicine services,…

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DHL Was Fashion Way Before Vetements

DHL fully infected the last season of fashion weeks. Thanks to Vetements, either one or one-A on the list of the world’s hottest labels, and its uber-popular DHL T-shirt breaking out in street style galleries across the globe, the logo was everywhere. The Gvasalia version of the corporate shirt eventually even appeared on the CEO of DHL himself. Thinkpieces were followed up by savvy people who instructed us to gather a group of friends and head to the DHL website where you can place mass orders of the style. Then,…

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It May Be 2084 Before the World Reaches Universal K-12 Education, UNESCO Says

If the latest U.N. projections are right, there is a lot of catching up to do to meet the commitment of providing education for everyone by 2030, first adopted by world leaders last year. At the current pace, universal completion of primary education isn’t expected to be reached until 2042, and it will take even longer — until 2084 — for every child in the world to have access to complete K-12 education, warns the latest Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report from UNESCO, published on Monday. It states clearly that…

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