10 dishes that you cannot ignore when in Kashmir

1. The real taste of Kashmir The beautiful state of Jammu & Kashmir is not just a treat to the eyes but has a rich culinary heritage as well. If you have experienced a Wazan, the Kashmiri multi-course meal, you would know what we are talking about. Kashmiri food is full of flavours, desi ghee and uses ingredients like dry ginger powder, fennel powder, kashmiri red chilli and garam masala in abundance. According to Paritosh Kapoor, a Kashmiri home chef, “Kashmiri cuisine is predominantly non-vegetarian because of the climatic conditions,…

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When India meets Asia in Myanmarese cuisine

Myanmar boasts of an interesting melange of great traditional cuisines — ranging from Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Cambodian and even Western influences. It’s time to explore this very fascinating combination at an ongoing food festival here. The “Myanmar Food Festival” is on at Honk, Pullman Hotel, Aerocity, till April 22. The menu has been set by Myanmarese Chef Htun Htun Naing, who has been specially flown to India to bring authentic flavours of the delicacies of Myanmar. The chef has curated an exquisite menu and gastronomic creations that will tantalise…

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10 Indian foods that taste super-delicious when eaten stale

1. Meals that taste better the next day! While we all know that food tastes best when eaten fresh and also that fresh food has the greatest amount of nutrition, there still are some dishes that taste amazing when eaten the next day. While there indeed is a depletion in nutrition content of foods, some of them can be stored in refrigerator for 2-3 days. You will be surprised to know that your favourite saag (best enjoyed with a makki ki roti) can be stored for a period of 4-5 days in an…

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Quick recipes to make when mom is away

When the cat is away, mice will play is not just a saying but stands true when mother takes a break from kitchen and leaves the house to other family members. That is the time one can either crib, order out or don the chefs hat and showcase ones culinary skills. Chef Mrinmoy Acharya of Ciclo Café, Gurgaon and Chef Sanjyot Keer in collaboration with VEEBA have shared easy yet interesting picks this season. Try your hand at these, when planning a get together at home or have your younger…

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My RSS feeds from a decade ago, a snapshot of gadget blogging when that was a thing

I chanced upon an ancient backup of my RSS feed subscriptions, a cold hard stone of data from my time at Wired in the mid-2000s. The last-modified date on the file is December 2007. I wiped my feeds upon coming to Boing Boing thenabouts: a fresh start and a new perspective. What I found, over 212 mostly-defunct sites, is a time capsule of web culture from a bygone age—albeit one tailored to the professional purpose of cranking out blog posts about consumer electronics a decade ago. It’s not a picture…

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Being hit by a partner is not a ‘lifestyle choice’ – when are we going to stop blaming women?

There is an epidemic of domestic abuse in this country. More than a quarter of women aged 16 to 59 have experienced it at some point in their lives, according to the Government’s own figures. Many victims are trapped in violent relationships, unable to leave because refuge places are in short supply, and they have nowhere else to go. In such circumstances, who could possibly believe that staying with a brutal partner is a ‘choice’, rather than a counsel of desperation? Yet a major new report shows that too many of the…

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OnePlus 5 update rolling out with fix for rebooting when calling 911

Around two days ago multiple reports started coming out saying that some OnePlus 5units instantly rebooted when you tried to dial 911. That’s obviously a huge issue, and the fact that many people seemed to encounter it only made things worse for the Chinese company. Yesterday OnePlus reached out with an official statement, saying it has tested a software update that resolved the issue, and that this would roll out to all devices in a short while. Well, that’s what’s happening now. As you can see from the screenshot, if you own…

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Learn to unplug when you need to

Learn to unplug when you need to Rashi Menda, CEO, Zapyle, talks about managing her work-life balance. Managing work-life balance One shouldn’t worry too much about being a perfectionist because it makes you too involved with just one thing and ignore other things completely. Secondly, learn to unplug when you need to because rejuvenation gives you time to regroup and come back with fresh ideas. Being a fit woman To me, being fit and healthy is important not just to look good, but also to be productive. I do strength…

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Who Got Left Behind When “Body Positivity” Went Mainstream?

My first introduction to body positivity was online through a LiveJournal community called “Fatshionista.” There, we talked about fashion DIY, shared pictures of our favorite outfits, and gave the scoop on the actually trendy pieces popping up in plus-size departments (because lord knows they were hard to find). Beyond that, I was also introduced to radical body politics and intersectional feminism, and found solidarity with other fashion-minded people who existed beyond the “straight-size” world. As a college student who grew up in image-conscious Los Angeles, this was completely revolutionary for…

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When complications arise, some hospitals get paid a lot more

Medicare pays some U.S. hospitals two to three times more than others to care for older adults who experience complications after major surgery, a new analysis finds. Those higher payments aren’t always associated with better clinical care, the study authors said. The findings suggest that some hospitals deal with surgical complications, such as serious bleeding, infection and kidney failure, more efficiently than others, the authors noted. “If we had found that they’re spending more money, but they’re actually saving people’s lives, it’s worth it, right?” said Dr. Hari Nathan, the…

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