My daughter hates studying. She’s in class 5 and we are getting very worried. Please help!Renuka Singh, New DelhiRenuka, I think most kids dislike the association with books. With age, some realize the importance of education and naturally start getting attentive. I strongly recommend that you politely discuss the power of studies. You should also try to help her understand her hobbies, her creative elements. May be she will make a successful alternative career someday. Whatever happens, don’t get stressed. Support her and help her understand her strength. Good luck! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I’m 46. I fear that my sex life will be completely disrupted after menopause! What to do?Name withheld, GujaratIt’s very common for women going through menopause to experience a decrease in libido and sex drive. Because a woman stops ovulating once she’s experienced menopause, she loses that extra hormone boost that results in arousal. But, at the same time, some women enjoy their sex life post menopause. No fear of unwanted pregnancy act as a peace factor and they get much closer to their partner than ever before. A lot is in the mind and for ages women have enjoyed their sexual life irrespective of their pauses! Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixI’m in love with a Muslim girl. We are Brahmins and they are not accepting this relation. We can’t live without each other. What should be done?Gourav S, HaryanaJust do what you want to do! Assuming you both are adults, I suggest, have a very open conversation with both families. Give them some time to absorb the facts and see how it turns out to be. If the attitude doesn’t change, work out the logistics and head for the ultimate decision of togetherness. Just be sure that you both weigh the situation before any final plunge. I’ve just returned from Bangalore where I did my Engineering. After I returned, I feel very alone here. I feel completely out of place.Dinesh, New DelhiProbably the place you left has left a permanent impression on your mind. Or may be the independence of staying alone, the freedom of being your own guardian gave you peace. Try to engage yourself in some work that will occupy your mind. Check out for a couple of months and if you still feel uneasy, you can relocate back to Bangalore or any other place of your choice! One life, don’t compromise on small things. Cheer up!Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – email@example.com
After all the ‘streetilicious’ delights from Connaught Place and around, we bring you you our picks from Delhi’s very authentic ‘desi’ fast-food joints in Kamla Nagar. Kamla Nagar or K-Nags -arguably the most popular ‘hang out’ destination for Delhi’s Gen-Y and the DU (Delhi University) crowd K-Nags boasts of numerous legendary indigenous fast-food joints, ideal for a snack-on-the-go or a leisurely Sunday brunch with family and friends. Moving away from the staple of momo joints and chinjabi fare in the area and the host of Delhi University canteens, we bring you some grear authentic picks that are best enjoyes on an easy chilled-out day in the Capital. Read on… Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’OM DI HATTI Since 1956, a small non- descript shop named Om di Hatti at the Shakti Nagar ‘chowk’ is serving mouth-watering Chhole Bhature (priced at a very reasonable Rs 40). Presently run by the founders’ 4thgeneration, Om di Hatti also offers piping hot samosas and chhole-chawal. BOMBAY BHEL HOUSENext, a few meters down and turning right towards the Chhota Gol Chakkar, into the Kamla Nagar market area, you come across Bombay Bhel House, established in 1975, a heaven of healthy, refreshingly light Gujrati snacks. Here you can take your pick from traditional Gujju snacks like Dhokla, Khandvi, Bhel-puri, Khakra, Thepla, etc and a wide range of namkeens. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSHARMA KACHORI WAALEJust a few shops away from Om Di Hatti you will find one of the best and easily the cheapest kachori in Delhi. Established in 1941 Sharma KachoriWale offers a serving of 5 small crispy kachoris with spicy aalo-subzi ata ridiculous Rs 16. The taste and flavours are amazing and far better than the exorbitantly priced kachoris found in branded eateries across the city. BILLE DI HATTI This is true landmark of Kamla Nagar, famous across generations, since 1952, for its lip-smackingly delicious Punjabi Poori-Chhole (Rs 45 for a plate of 2 puris) and very rich and buttery Sweet Lassi (Rs 45). Bille di Hatti is where you can regularly see even the most devoted morning-walker and diet conscious succumb to the ultimate Punjabi combination of Poori-Chhole. VAISHNAV CHAAT BHANDHAR For those who prefer the more ‘chat-pata’ variety of traditional ‘desi’ snacks, Vaishnav Chaat Bhandhar, near Bungalow Road offers the ultimate mouth-watering options in Gol Gappas, Papri Chaat, Aaloo Chaat, Dahi Bhallas and Paneer Tikka at reasonable prices in the range of Rs 40 to Rs 70.NEERAJ CORNER Every day, for more than half a century, Neeraj Corner near the Barha Gol Chakkar, has been dishing out hundreds of glasses of its famous chilled lemonade (lemon-soda) to quench the thirst of millions in Delhi’s killing summer. For the less enlightened, Neeraj Corner also offers other more common beverages and on a chilly in wintery day, one could order a piping hot espresso.
The number of dengue cases in Delhi and its adjoining areas has climbed to 75. The figures from the civic bodies, 64 cases of dengue have been reported from the national capital. The 11 other cases have been reported from the adjoining areas in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana till 20 September.
Aakriti Art Gallery presents an exhibition of drawings by artist Ramkumar titled -Drawings from the 60’s. Ramkumar, a legendary artist is regarded as one of the first-generation of post-independence artists in India. His contemporaries included artists likes of M.F Husain, F.N Souza, SH Raza and Akbar Padamsee. As an artist, he evolved from his short lived figurative phase into a master of abstractions. The show is curated by poet and art-critic Prayag Shukla, a close associate of Ramkumar for five decades Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘The sense of quiet that pervades his work invites contemplation, not a gaze’ said Sham Lal on Ramkumar. Ramkumar trained under Andre Lhote and Fernand Legar in Paris.The 20th century modernism in Paris, Vienna and London served as an inspiration for him, combined with a desire to ethnically belong to the homeland- in its inherent Indianness. Ramkumar’s search for an Indian identity has transcended mere motifs and figurative. As an artist he evolved from his short lived figurative phase into a master of abstractions. Having renounced the active engagement with the state and civil society that had earlier characterized his position, the artist had turned gradually inward, choosing to be in an internal exile of the spirit. His drawings to be exhibited mark a transcendence into abstraction. The drawings reflect sheer beauty through lines creating an experience rather than a discourse. Drawings presented in the show are sensitive charting of momentous happenings, in fine lines, and speak volumes for Ramkumar’s delicate rendering quality. Where: Aakriti Art Gallery, Lado Sarai When : On till 29 November
Kolkata: In a unique initiative, National Ayurveda Students and Youth Association (NASYA) in collaboration with Vishwa Ayurveda Parishad (VAP) – WB, National Pharmaceutical Consultancy Service (NPCI)–WB and Independent Research Ethics Society is organising “Herbal Treasure Hunt”, a seven-day long competition where ayurvedic doctors and students have to capture selfies with minimum 55 herbs and plants and then send them with their local names, Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsLatin names and medicinal usage as a part of an awareness campaign.NASYA and VAP members are eligible to take part in the programme. There will be six prizes, which will be distributed among the participants, who will be able to capture maximum number of selfies with the plants. Dr Sumit Sur, state president of the NASYA said almost all the plants have some medicinal values. The main purpose of the event is to make the people aware about the plants and herbs and their usage. This programme will help increase knowledge of Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedevery individual.The competition will start from 7 May and last till 13 May, during which the candidates will have to capture the selfies. The competition will be conducted across the country starting from Monday. The candidate who will be able to capture maximum number of selfies with the plants and correctly send their names will be awarded the first prize.Independent Research Ethics Society (IRES) has conceptualized the competition to enable the young and dynamic Ayurvedic doctors to identify medicinal plants. Dr Pawan Kumar Sharma, president of IRES said: “We hope that the programme will be a huge success. This will help the students to acquire knowledge about the plants and trees.”
In a bizarre mix-up, Swedish police raided an apartment after a couple hung 21-shaped balloons to celebrate a birthday but it was mistaken for ‘IS’ in a reverse image from outside and considered as Islamic State propaganda.Sarah Ericsson hung up the balloons in the shape of the number ‘21’ for her birthday which resulted in her home in Karlskrona, Sweden, being visited by Swedish police who thought it stood for ‘IS’ and had been put up by supporters of the Islamic State extremist group. “It was a little strange,” the 21-year-old told The Local from the library at Blekinge Institute of Technology in southern Sweden, where she is taking a course in Spatial Planning. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenThe student was already in class on Monday when her boyfriend Fabian Akesson, who was staying at her home received a visit from police.A passerby had called them after looking through the window at the two balloons pushed together to make the number ‘21’ and confusing their reverse image with the letters ‘IS’, which the extremist group also known as the Islamic State often uses as part of its propaganda.“We understand why someone would report it if they thought it looked like IS-propaganda, although everyone else just thought it looked like the number ‘12’ from outside,” Ericsson said. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanHer boyfriend Akesson explained that he was looking out of a window brushing his teeth when he noticed several police cars outside the house and then heard a knock on the door.When he went to open it, he was greeted by three police officers, who quickly realised that they had made a mistake.“I laughed about it and they showed me a photo that they had taken where from their perspective, it did almost look like the letters IS,” he told Swedish newspaper Kvallsposten.But despite police accepting the error, Akesson said he was still asked to remove the balloons from the window.
Indian Culinary Forum in association with Hospitality First and ITPO organized 10th edition of Culinary Art India, 2015 at Hall no. 18, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. With 300 chefs under one roof exhibiting their culinary skills to the masses, the international event also saw the participation of the chef fraternity from many parts of north India, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Scheduled from March 10-14 the event is a gastronomic treat for guests and delegates. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Second day of the festival saw live-cooking by renowned chefs and showcasing 3Tier Wedding Cake, Fruit and Vegetable Carving and Plated Appetizers. The special food art was praised by the guests and other visitors at the event. The Chefs here will exhibit every aspect of food and help promote different cuisine across the world. The Third and Fourth day of the festival will see chefs showcasing ‘Three Course Set Dinner Menu’, ‘Petit Fours and Pralines’ and ‘mocktails’. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixProminent names from the culinary world will also be attending the Awards Ceremony to be held on March 14 at Pragati Maidan.Chef Shaju Zacharia, Vice President, ICF said, “The prime objective is to establish a professional platform where culinary professionals across India can come and exhibit their creative culinary skills, develop and explore various aspects of this profession. “We are proud to organize this gala event and overwhelmed by the response we are getting here. We look forward to organize such events in the future as well to promote India’s delectable traditional food.”
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Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will introduce the system of collecting garbage even during the evenings from August 15.”The system of collecting garbage is the most important aspect of solid waste management (SWM). Presently, we have a mechanism for garbage collection thrice during the day. From August 15, we will be doing the same four times a day. Kolkata will be the only city in the country where garbage collection will be carried out so many times,” Member, Mayor -in-Council (SWM) Debabrata Majumder said on Thursday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn response to a proposal from Left Front councillor Debasish Mukherjee on how KMC is moving towards the implementation of the newly envisaged SWM Act 2016 by the Union Ministry of Forest & Environment in the monthly meeting, Majumder urged all the stakeholders associated with the process, to have an efficient system in place for keeping the city clean.”We are setting up three groups of people for each borough, who will keep an eye on garbage accumulation from 12 noon till 9 pm. Each gang will have a supervisor. If they find garbage at any place, particularly during the evening, they will inform the SWM department and immediate action will be taken for cleaning it,” Majumder added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn Bengal, the municipal waste generation stands at 14,000 metric tonne per day, while KMC alone handles 4,500 metric tonne per day.SWM Rules 2016 that has categorised solid waste into six broad categories — Industrial hazardous waste, Healthcare or biomedical waste, Solid waste that involves wastes from houses, schools and offices, Plastic waste, Electronic or e waste and Construction or Demolition waste.The state is working upon classifying solid waste under three categories- bio-degradable waste, recycle waste and inert waste to begin with.In seven wards in the city — 33, 47, 64, 103, 110, 115 and 135, KMC has employed private agencies, who collect inorganic and organic wastes in separate buckets to ensure segregation at source. The same system will be soon introduced in another 20 wards of the civic body. Majumder also stressed the need of awareness and urged the local clubs, schools and colleges to be involved in the awareness drives. “The councillors need to take a proactive role regarding the throwing of garbage in separate bins,” he said. Majumder also announced that the civic body is coming up with the construction material crusher machine at Dhapa. “This can be used in road repair,” he maintained.
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