RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: BHUMI PEDNEKAR

Our cover girl shares some lesser-known secrets about herself You, in a few words… “I am a confident and dignified girl who loves her family and cannot do without her friends. I have a lot of ambitions, and in addition to the world domination that I want, having a beautiful family too is part of those ambitions. And I’m a very proud Indian!” Your favourite song is… “It has to be Ajeeb dastan hai yeh…. It is such a soulful, romantic number filled with yearning.” In your fridge… “There is no dairy…

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Root To Stem: Eating Fruits & Vegetables With Peels, Stems, Leaves Is Now A Food Trend!

The root to stem way of cooking is not new. It has been around a while and a lot of vegans and vegetarians have been enthusiastically promoting the trend of eating every part of a vegetable. Now, it’s being touted to become the hottest food trend of the year 2018, with the idea of cooking with every part of vegetable is gaining traction, especially in western nations. The trend seems to be largely positive as it encourages mindful cooking and promises to result in a reduction in the quantity of…

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iOS 11.1.1 Update Now Available to Download, Brings ‘i’ Autocorrect Fix and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 11.1.1 is available for iOS 11-compatible Apple devices It fixes issue that autocorrecter “i” with “A” and a special character Apple has also addressed issue with “Hey Siri” hotword Apple has released the iOS 11.1.1 update for all iOS 11-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The update, which is now available to download, has notably fixed the annoying issue that was autocorrecting the letter “i” to the letter “A” and a symbol. Last week, Apple had published a three-step guide as a temporary workaround to help users overcome the autocorrect…

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Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 powering 0.3 percent active devices Marshmallow still powering majority of devices Nougat now running on 20.6 percent devices Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months. Last month, Android Oreo was reported running on 0.2 percent of Android devices, and…

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Honor 7X to Be an Amazon-Exclusive in India, Registrations Now Open

HIGHLIGHTS Honor 7X has now been listed on Amazon India Amazon India is offering prizes to select registrants The availability would set for January 8 Honor 7X will be launched in India in December as the company begins its renewed efforts to get to the top slot in the Indian smartphone market. The company has promised that the Honor 7X price in India will be ‘unbeatable’, and it has now emerged that the handset will be launched an Amazon-exclusive in India, at least online. Honor 7X has been listed on Amazon India as an…

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Zomato to now offer ‘complementary’ food and drinks to its customers

Online restaurant discovering portal and food ordering app Zomato launched its ‘Zomato Gold’ programme on Wednesday. The new scheme is a paid subscription-based service, which will offer Zomato customers an access to complimentary food and drinks at over 1,200 top-rated restaurant partners once they place an order. The service – launched in the UAE and Portugal earlier this year – will be available at an inaugural price of Rs 299 (3-months) and Rs 999 (12-months). “We are super excited to bring Zomato Gold to India, and are sure our users, as…

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The Future of Jamaican Fusion Food Is Now

aribbean food is king on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. Walking on the strip between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard, it’s common to see a cloud of smoke puffing from black barrels on the curb. Chefs at Jamaican take-out restaurants use this method to grill jerk chicken, an island staple, packing the small-sized meals into a white styrofoam box, with a side of rice and peas, fried sweet plantains, and cabbage. I like my jerk hot, so I always request extra sauce. Growing up as a first-generation Jamaican-American in…

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Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened.

A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar. Cadbury Jr.’s newest confection loaded just about every buzzy health trend into a fresh green-and-white package: vegan, ethically sourced, organic dark chocolate and creamy, superfood avocado. The company promised to deliver the nutrition of avocados — in a chocolate bar. Journalists were dazzled. Love Cocoa Wait, what? Make no mistake: This vegan avocado chocolate bar is candy. With nearly 600 calories and 43 grams of fat per 100-gram serving,…

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Remember Super 30? Now there is a super-60 in Rajasthan for government jobs

Just like Bihar’s Super 30 which helps unprivileged students achieve academic success in engineering, a couple in Dausa, Rajasthan, are offering free couching to help students clear competitive exams. Seema and Vinod Meena have been running ‘Nishulk Guidance Classes’ for poor and deprived youths from tribal regions to chase their dreams. They select 60 students after a screening process and coach them to clear exams for government jobs. The couple are 39 and 41 years old and both are teachers at government schools. “I appeared in the IAS interview thrice…

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Google Maps Now Shows Parking Spots, Gets Parking Difficulty Icon in More Cities

HIGHLIGHTS Google Maps is adding a new feature that car-riders will appreciate The company is also bringing Parking Spot feature to more cities Neither of the features are available in India just yet You can now count on Google Maps to help you find good parking spots in crowded malls and other places, thanks to the latest effort from Google as it continues to push the reach and use cases of its mapping service. Android users who rely on Google Maps will now see a new Find parking option when they type a destination, Google said….

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