Parathas of India: 5 Types Of Parathas From Across The Country You Must Try

What would have our breakfasts and meals looked like if there were no parathasin the world? Imagine a nation full of exotic and wholesome curries and pickles with no worthy companion to team them with? Indians understood the value of breads since the beginning and therefore while they mastered the art of cooking lovely vegetable and meaty preparations, they paid no less attention to the breads that are popularly used as accompaniments to most of these curries, stews and pickles. A paratha is a wheat or flour-based flat bread that shares its origins…

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How to talk about Food in every country

We all know that what people eat around the world differs from country to country. But how people talk about food is just as distinctive – and not just because we speak in different languages. A selection of non-translatable food-related idioms have been compiled in illustrations published by travel company Expedia, titled the Language of Foodies, for your food eating/speaking/fantasising pleasure. From the poignant German word for “grief bacon” to the increasingly prevalent Finnish phrase for “underwear drunkenness”,expand your culinary rhetoric with these other-worldy foodie phrases. [Source:-independent]

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Ladies of country music bring affordable fashion to fans

A new generation of country musicians — mostly young and female — is changing the look of fashion in Music City with clothing lines designed with fans in mind. Fashion has tended to be exaggerated and designed for the screen or the stage. Consider Dolly Parton’s body-hugging denim and rhinestones, Loretta Lynn’s sparkly ball gowns, or Shania Twain’s midriff-bearing leopard outfit. “I think country artists, mainly women, have always really dressed well,” said Karen Fairchild of the Grammy-winning vocal group Little Big Town. “It’s been over-the-top and full of fabulous…

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Poor mental health care is a ‘stain’ on our country. But whose fault is that?

Today’s warning from every former Health Secretary from the past 20 years about inadequate mental health provision raises a number of questions. The first is whether the government really is serious about its pledge to make parity of esteem between physical and mental health a priority. Mental health has become more of a political issue in recent years, which is a good thing: parties now worry about their standing on the issue because society has become better at talking about mental illness, and therefore more people are aware of the…

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America unites for peace in Colombia as country prepares to vote

Teacher unions of the Americas are campaigning in favour of the ‘Yes’ vote ahead of a crucial referendum that will put an end to more than five decades of war in Colombia. The peace treaty between the government of Colombia and FARC that was recently signed by President Santos and the armed group’s leadership will be subject to a national referendum on 2 October 2016. In this crucial context, Education International (EI)’s Colombian affiliate FECODE, which is supporting the peace agreement, has  launched a national campaign “FECODE dice SI a…

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