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A taste of Italy up in Shimla hills

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The Himachal Pradesh capital is now offering a platter of authentic taste of Italy — an Italian thin crust, hand-rolled wood-fired pizzas laced with an assortment of organic herbs grown in its kitchen garden. The pizza will also have Italian tomatoes or pomodoros imported from Italy. Even the cheese is… Read more »

No oven? ‘Bake’ your cake in a pressure cooker

Electricity going off when your cake is sitting in the oven and is only half-way through can be one of the worst kitchen nightmares. I was in a similar situation last weekend and did panic initially. But I managed to avert a disaster with my good old pressure cooker coming… Read more »

Manish Sisodia calls for CAG audit of 28 colleges: Cannot turn a blind eye to malpractices

“The government cannot turn a blind eye to… malpractices and irregularities potentially taking place in the 28 Delhi University colleges funded by it”, said Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia in a letter to Shashi Kant Sharma, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, while requesting a “comprehensive… Read more »

From a flying insect to robotics: Here’s what you should know about biofluid mechanics

What do the flapping wings of a bird and a swimmer’s flexible movement in the water have in common? The answer is biofluid mechanics. Though it’s generally not a topic of conversation amongst most people biofluid mechanics is everywhere in our daily lives, from the air we breathe or the… Read more »

Ladies, having a baby in your 30s may ensure a long life for you

Looks like people, who are planning their family late, may breathe a sigh of relief. Earlier research said, conceiving after 30 may leave a first-time mother childless. But a new study, not only denies the fact, but also brings a good news for the older moms. The study, by scientists… Read more »

The desi version of a healthy soup

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Kanji or kanji water made of different rice varieties offers not just nutrition but also a lot of comfort Now that the rains are making their reluctant appearance, I long for kanji (rice gruel). It evokes memories of our annual childhood holiday in a small village on the banks of the Periyar… Read more »

11 Healthier Pasta Salad Recipes to Bring to a BBQ

Like so many other summertime food favorites, pasta salad isn’t always super healthy. Often, it’s so heavily doused in thick, overwhelming ingredients like mayonnaise that just one serving can leave you feeling kind of bogged down. Not to mention, a lot of the pasta salads you see at barbecues and cookouts are made with… Read more »

HOW TO GET PERFECT LOBSTER ROLLS WITHOUT THE DRIVE TO A SEAFOOD SHACK

While you certainly can trek out to a remote corner of the East Coast and pay upwards of $20 to devour a delicious, iconic lobster roll off a plastic patio chair with the warm ocean breeze in your hair, remember this: Anyone can make a truly perfect, succulent lobster roll… Read more »

THESE GORGEOUS COOKIES TELL A NATION'S HISTORY WITH A PIPING BAG

Mezeskalacs. (May-zesh-koh-lotch.) Traditional Hungarian gingerbread cookies painstakingly decorated as artwork. With a silver-tipped piping bag, Aniko dots icing into intricate lace embroidery and paints floral designs that mimic the colorful patterns on folk dresses. Whorls of white surround a small square mirror set into a red heart-shaped cookie. “You give… Read more »

Ready in 30 mins or less: These crab recipes by chef Vikas Khanna are ideal for a lazy brunch

There are times when you just want to stare into nothingness and simply unwind at home. While there are big chances of ordering in, we believe there are ways to make your weekend-in all the more interesting. All it needs is a little effort on your part. These three recipes… Read more »