20 Ramadan recipes that will rev up the iftaar

1. Gorge on these delicious recipes! After the day long penance, food seems such a beautiful respite! And iftaar is all about gorging on delicious food, made with love and care. It is very important to have a satiating meal before you being the fast, so that the body is ready for the penance. The meal should also be interesting iftaar is not just about eating food, but also sharing meal with family and friends. Here is a list of 20 traditional recipes that can be part of the daily…

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10 Low Calorie Foods That Can Speed Up Weight Loss

                  Obesity has long been considered one of the world’s biggest plagues, leading to a climbing threat of health problems such as diabetes, pressure problems and high cholesterol. We know that North America is home to the largest population of obese people on the planet, but India is not far behind. The obesity epidemic, as it has been called, is clinging to out coattails and clawing its way further and further up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was even said to be considering…

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Watermelons For Weight Loss: 3 Reasons To Load Up On The Summer Fruit

It seems as if summer has arrived early this year. For nothing else can explain the sudden surge in temperatures. But, being the eternal optimists that we are, we chose to embrace all the good that the weather has brought along. For starters, the lovely seasonal fruits! The fruit carts are full of them already. Juicy and fleshy watermelons are one reason we are particularly so excited about summers. According to the book ‘Healing Foods,’ by DK Publications, red fleshed water melon is a good source of lycopene, which helps…

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Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! From dal khichdi, dalia khichdi, to our all-time favourite, vegetable khichdi, indulge in a plate of piping hot goodness! Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients 1 cup – Sabudana 1 – Tomato, diced 1…

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Up and Above: French chef Claude Bosi on marrying Indian ingredients with French techniques

Though he never helped out his parents at the bistro they ran in Lyon, for the now two Michelin starred chef Claude Bosi, picking cooking as his profession came easy. “I’ve grown up around this life and food came naturally to me,” says Bosi, cutting an imposing figure seated at Indian Accent at The Lodhi in Delhi. Visiting the capital to kick-off the Upstairs section at the swish restaurant, the French chef, accompanied by his team from the famed Bibendum — established in 1987 in the Michelin House in London…

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Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students

Jennifer Clay, a student at online school Western Governors University, takes a business course test under the view of a video camera at her apartment in Los Angeles. PHOTO: KATIE FALKENBERG/LA TIMES/GETTY IMAGES The Republican bid to overhaul higher education is likely to heat up competition in the fastest-growing segment of the college market: adults over the age of 24. When Congress passed the Higher Education Act in 1965, about one in four students were adults. Today, nearly 40% of college students are 25 or older. The bill proposed by Republicans earlier this month aims to better align…

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Xiaomi Says Planning to Set Up More Manufacturing Plants in India

Xiaomi India, popular for its smartphone brand, has plans to set up more plants and add capacity to manufacture phone and products in other categories. The company currently has three manufacturing plants – two for phones in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh and one for power banks in Noida, its Vice-President Manu Jain told reporters in Hyderabad. “We are definitely exploring. We want to add more capacity. We want to set up more plants, not just for phones, even for other categories like Mi-band. There are many other categories…,” he said….

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Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! From dal khichdi, dalia khichdi, to our all-time favourite, vegetable khichdi, indulge in a plate of piping hot goodness! Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients 1 cup – Sabudana 1 – Tomato, diced 1…

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Qualcomm Said to Draw Up Plans to Rebuff Broadcom’s $103-Billion Offer

US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is making preparations to reject rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103 billion bid as early as this week, four people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles. Qualcomm’s board of directors could meet as early as Sunday to review the unsolicited acquisition offer and decide on its strategy, the sources said. The preparations for the board meeting indicate that Qualcomm is poised to rebuff the bid as insufficient as early as Monday, although it may decide to spend a few more days this…

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Oppo Partners Reliance Jio to Offer Up to 100GB Additional Data

Chinese handset maker Oppo on Monday partnered with telecom operator Reliance Jio to provide special data benefits to new buyers of its smartphones. According to the new offer, customers who purchase a new Oppo handset and recharge with a denomination of Rs. 309 or above will get additional 4G data up to 100GB (up to 10 recharges). “For Oppo, customer satisfaction and delivering the best experience has always been a key focus area. Through this association, we will be able to reach out to more consumers,” said Will Yang, Brand Director, Oppo India, in…

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