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The last few days, the Internet has gone viral with many people, including the celebrities like as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Ronaldo and many others uploading their videos on networking sites, taking up the Ice Bucket challenge. Like we say, whatever the cause, good or bad, we Indians are very good in aping the West. Many Indian celebrities have also joined the bandwagon of Ice Bucket challengers. What are Ice Bucket [...]

During the first quarter that ended in June this year, HDFC bank, a home finance major, posted 23 percent rise in its retail home loan section. Following the same pattern was Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance that saw 15 percent growth in the home loans. Home loans have been rising and it is predicted that there will be higher growth in the coming years. What is propelling the growth of housing loans? There are many [...]

Of late, it was being said in various circles that India’s relations with the US have run into rough weather following its decision to oppose the trade facilitation agreement of the World Trade Organization that is being pushed through by the developed members such as the US and Australia. India has also decided that it will suspend its secretary level talks with Pakistan that were supposed to be held in Islamabad after the Pakistani envoy [...]

Mardaani

Release Date: 22nd August 2014 Starring: Rani Mukherji, Tahir Bhasin, Jisshu Sengupta Directed by: Pradeep Sarkar Music: Shantanu Moitra, Karthik Raja Duration: 1 hour 58 minutes Seldom do we see such movies which without being over-dramatic and unrealistic throw the much required lime-light on those sensitive issues which give us jitters with just a thought. Sadly, our country is dealing with a lot many tender concerns that need to be dealt with strictly without a [...]

River Pollution in India

India is a blessed country when we consider its rich natural sources of water in the form of numerous rivers and lakes. The country has rightly been referred to as the “Land of Rivers” and the people worship the rivers as gods and goddesses. But what is ironical is that in spite of our profound respect and reverence for our rivers, we have not been able to maintain their purity, cleanliness and the physical well-being. Be [...]

BBC Top Gear’s Secret Weapon

When he’s not setting lap times for cars tested on BBC’s Top Gear – one of the most popular motoring TV shows in the world – or instructing celebrity guests for the show’s “Star in a reasonably priced car” part, nobody knows who he is or what he’s doing. Some say, that if you forcibly take off his helmet, the rest of his racing suit would fall to the ground revealing nothing inside. Some say, that [...]

August 22, 2014
Paneer Jalfrezi

You might have seen Jalfrezi dishes being served in some of the restaurants, although it is not quite as mainstream as some of the other ones and hence not available everywhere. Although it tastes delicious and goes well with roti, naan or paratha. In this recipe I made Paneer Jalfrezi in a very typical way for these dishes. Cut mixed vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers, peas etc are fried and mixed with paneer to [...]

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RBI reduces free ATM withdrawals

  Come November 1  2014, and you will be counting the number of times you have withdrawn money from the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). For, regular withdrawal of money from ATMs is going to cost you money. The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a limit of five transactions from the ATM of the bank where you hold your account and three transactions from any other bank, free. Earlier, instead of three transactions in another [...]

Day 88 of Modi Sarkar

A few days back Rajnath Singh had stated that after coming to power the BJP will be looking at the issue of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and sending the illegal immigrants back to where they came from. Now both India and Bangladesh have pledged to fight terrorism together. India and Bangladesh agree to combat insurgency Recently there was an incident at Meherpur where a Bangladeshi national was killed by a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier. [...]

Irom Sharmila Chanu

While everyone of us is aware of Anna Hazare, the Gandhian who went on a fast for 12 days demanding a stringent anti-corruption law, not many of us is aware of Irom Sharmila Chanu, the young lady of a remote town in Manipur, who has been on fast for the last 13 years. Irom Sharmila Chanu was in the news recently for being released from a prison hospital after finding no evidence against her for [...]