• 10 Secrets of Fast Food Joints that the Staff Will Never Let You Know

    There’s perhaps only a few things on earth that can appeal to your appetite the way fast food can. Crunchy pieces of succulent meat stuffed...

    10 Secrets of Fast Food Joints that the Staff Will Never Let You Know
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    There’s perhaps only a few things on earth that can appeal to your appetite the way fast food can. Crunchy pieces of succulent meat stuffed juicy burgers, sodas overloaded with sweetness and perfectly crispy french fries sounds like just the heavenly treat you need. No wonder you find yourself succumbing to the delight of fast...
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  • Eat Bhang, Drink Bhang : Or do it the Lord Shiva way…Smoke it! Maha Shiv Ratri wishes!

    The earliest use of cannabis dates back to the 2000 B.C and is referred to as “Bhang”- it is the edible form of cannabis and...

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    The earliest use of cannabis dates back to the 2000 B.C and is referred to as “Bhang”- it is the edible form of cannabis and is an offering for the Gods during many Hindu festivals. Maha Shiv Ratri, the festival marking the beginning of spring by celebrating the “great night of Shiva” the good of...
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  • Picarones – Pumpkin Based Doughnuts from Peru

    Peruvians swear that this spicy, fried piece of dough originated in their country…though there are other contenders too like the Spanish or the Chileans who...

    Picarones - Pumpkin Based Doughnuts from Peru
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    Peruvians swear that this spicy, fried piece of dough originated in their country…though there are other contenders too like the Spanish or the Chileans who claim with similar passion that this dessert is theirs!!! Whatever maybe the origin of this sweet, fried rounds of dough resembling and tasting as good as the good ole American...
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  • Dill, Stolovaya Cafes and the Beef Stroganoff: To Russia with love!

    For every Indian who has lived in the eighties, Russia is love without any doubts…the love – love relationship between the two countries is one...

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    For every Indian who has lived in the eighties, Russia is love without any doubts…the love – love relationship between the two countries is one of a friendship with different genres…the most talked about being at the political level which percolated down the ranks to culture, literature, sports, films, economics and also the Russian circuses...
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  • Chutney Cheers!!

    Chatna in Indian parlance translates “to lick” with a pluckering of the tongue while tasting something tangy and spicy…the so called origin of the word...

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    Chatna in Indian parlance translates “to lick” with a pluckering of the tongue while tasting something tangy and spicy…the so called origin of the word “chatni” which turned into the anglicised “chutney” with the coming and going of the British to our sub continent. The original Indian “chatni” was a mixture of uncooked fruits and...
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  • The Sunday Brunch : India’s Bestest!!

    Brunch…a term said to be coined in the year 1895 in Britain to explain a Sunday midday meal…a combination of breakfast and lunch. The word...

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    Brunch…a term said to be coined in the year 1895 in Britain to explain a Sunday midday meal…a combination of breakfast and lunch. The word first appeared in an article written by Guy Beringer in the “Hunters Weekly” where he writes that “ brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting…it puts you in a good temper..and...
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  • Black Magic : Cooking with Sesame Seeds

    Tiny, black shaped hearts that can create magic to your cooking – the black sesame seeds. These are one of the oldest oil seeds known...

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    Tiny, black shaped hearts that can create magic to your cooking – the black sesame seeds. These are one of the oldest oil seeds known to mankind and was said to be cultivated more than 3000 years ago. There are two varieties of this oil seed crop – the wild and native which grows in...
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  • 13 types of momos to satiate the foodie of the winter nights!

    Winters and momos are so much of a winning combo! Dewy wintry evenings spiced up with piping hot momos and a chilly flavoured soup, heaven...

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    Winters and momos are so much of a winning combo! Dewy wintry evenings spiced up with piping hot momos and a chilly flavoured soup, heaven is no place other than the momo houses. But how many varieties of momos have you tasted? Two, three, perhaps five? Explore beyond the regular stuff and discover these 13...
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  • #Shaphaley : The story of Pala and the Tibetan meat bread

    Pala …father…in the Tibetan language…I always thought it meant brother since we had a regular “Pala” making the rounds of our school during lunch hours...

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    Pala …father…in the Tibetan language…I always thought it meant brother since we had a regular “Pala” making the rounds of our school during lunch hours selling the meat filled breads from a dark and dingy cloth pouch hanging across his shoulders…he was “Pala” to all students and teachers alike and everyone loved him as much...
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  • “Ema Datshe” Evenings : The fiery meals of Bhutan

    Say exotic, think Bhutan…the land of the thunder dragon…an epithet well earned…a mystical place of mountains, prayer flags, cultural codes of conduct, a flagship economics...

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    Say exotic, think Bhutan…the land of the thunder dragon…an epithet well earned…a mystical place of mountains, prayer flags, cultural codes of conduct, a flagship economics based on gross national happiness…where the lamas (holy men) rule the land…and democracy worships the monarchs…where houses are painted with phalluses to bring good luck…carbon footprints are kept at the...
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